1. 5 Things We Learned About Google’s Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg Last Night It was a night of kings of comedy and tech. Stephen Colbert moderated a discussion with Google execs Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg on September 23 in front of a packed house. The conversation ranged from Google’s upcoming products, national security, and Schmidt and Rosenberg’s new book, How Google Works. Here are 5 things we learned about the Google guys.
To get a job at Google, you have to be interviewed by “no more, no less” than five people. Schmidt and Rosenberg found that out the hard way after a candidate was interviewed 18 times before being rejected. They then created the five interview rule.
Google has a dress code, but it’s a simple one. “You have to wear, something,” Schmidt said, noting that Google once had a “pants problem.”
Google has developed a contact lens for people with diabetes. Schmidt says the company will release the product soon, which will notify the wearer of his insulin levels.
What’s the most ambitious thing Google is working on (that they could tell us about)? Super-fast Internet for every house. “A gigabit is like taking drugs,” Schmidt said of the connection speed Google is poised to deliver.
Porn helped make Google better. In efforts to figure out how to filter pornographic results out of searches, Rosenberg said Google developers discovered how to make searches more accurate.
(And one bonus!) Schmidt throws shade at Apple. “That looks like the Samsung phone of last year,” Schmidt said when Colbert pulled out his iPhone 6.

    5 Things We Learned About Google’s Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg Last Night

    It was a night of kings of comedy and tech. Stephen Colbert moderated a discussion with Google execs Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg on September 23 in front of a packed house. The conversation ranged from Google’s upcoming products, national security, and Schmidt and Rosenberg’s new book, How Google Works. Here are 5 things we learned about the Google guys.

    1. To get a job at Google, you have to be interviewed by “no more, no less” than five people. Schmidt and Rosenberg found that out the hard way after a candidate was interviewed 18 times before being rejected. They then created the five interview rule.
    2. Google has a dress code, but it’s a simple one. “You have to wear, something,” Schmidt said, noting that Google once had a “pants problem.”
    3. Google has developed a contact lens for people with diabetes. Schmidt says the company will release the product soon, which will notify the wearer of his insulin levels.
    4. What’s the most ambitious thing Google is working on (that they could tell us about)? Super-fast Internet for every house. “A gigabit is like taking drugs,” Schmidt said of the connection speed Google is poised to deliver.
    5. Porn helped make Google better. In efforts to figure out how to filter pornographic results out of searches, Rosenberg said Google developers discovered how to make searches more accurate.
    6. (And one bonus!) Schmidt throws shade at Apple. “That looks like the Samsung phone of last year,” Schmidt said when Colbert pulled out his iPhone 6.

  2. Enter to win tickets to see Amy Poehler and Seth Meyer on Oct 28. Go here now.
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  3. Amy Poehler and Seth Meyers are coming to 92Y on Oct 28. High fives all around for that one.
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    Amy Poehler and Seth Meyers are coming to 92Y on Oct 28. High fives all around for that one.

    Want to win tickets? Enter here.

  4. Tony Award winner Andrea Martin took the 92Y stage September 14 to discuss her new memoir, Lady Parts, with her friend and fellow Tony winner Nathan Lane. The actress, who has delighted audiences on screen in My Big Fat Greek Wedding and on stage in Pippin, had the audience cracking up with her self-deprecating stories and excerpts from her book. Here are 5 things we learned about her last night.
She is not Canadian. Born in Portland, Maine, Martin is often perceived to be a Canadian native because of her comedy routes with the award-winning sketch show SCTV and continued success in the region.
Martin flies to Atlanta to get her hair cut. She’s got a hair stylist who she trusts and, what can we say, she’s just a loyal gal.
Steve Martin suggested her memoir should be titled Perky Tits. The comedienne actually wanted to go with the title, but was told that Costco wouldn’t put the name on its shelves. Nathan Lane’s partner came up with Lady Parts.
Martin’s father never knew how to praise her acting. After numerous criticisms of her on-screen appearance, Martin asked her dad why he focused negatively on her looks and not her acting. He revealed that he didn’t understand acting, so he didn’t know how to express his feelings on it. From then on, the two came to an understanding and her father always complimented her on her performance, whether he liked it or not.
The audience was vocal about how fabulous the actress looked, and showered praise upon her when Martin revealed she is 67 years old. A patron asked about her love life and she said she isn’t dating anyone. Martin then shared, much to the audience’s delight, that when she was 59, she dated a 28 year old.

    Tony Award winner Andrea Martin took the 92Y stage September 14 to discuss her new memoir, Lady Parts, with her friend and fellow Tony winner Nathan Lane. The actress, who has delighted audiences on screen in My Big Fat Greek Wedding and on stage in Pippin, had the audience cracking up with her self-deprecating stories and excerpts from her book. Here are 5 things we learned about her last night.

    1. She is not Canadian. Born in Portland, Maine, Martin is often perceived to be a Canadian native because of her comedy routes with the award-winning sketch show SCTV and continued success in the region.
    2. Martin flies to Atlanta to get her hair cut. She’s got a hair stylist who she trusts and, what can we say, she’s just a loyal gal.
    3. Steve Martin suggested her memoir should be titled Perky Tits. The comedienne actually wanted to go with the title, but was told that Costco wouldn’t put the name on its shelves. Nathan Lane’s partner came up with Lady Parts.
    4. Martin’s father never knew how to praise her acting. After numerous criticisms of her on-screen appearance, Martin asked her dad why he focused negatively on her looks and not her acting. He revealed that he didn’t understand acting, so he didn’t know how to express his feelings on it. From then on, the two came to an understanding and her father always complimented her on her performance, whether he liked it or not.
    5. The audience was vocal about how fabulous the actress looked, and showered praise upon her when Martin revealed she is 67 years old. A patron asked about her love life and she said she isn’t dating anyone. Martin then shared, much to the audience’s delight, that when she was 59, she dated a 28 year old.

  5. I have loved Andrea Martin from afar for many years, but now, after reading this funny and heroically honest book, I would like to take things to the ‘next level’ and marry her.

    — 

    Tina Fey on Andrea Martin’s memoir, Lady Parts

    See why Tina has fallen in love with Andrea for yourself. The Tony Award-winning actress will appear in conversation with Nathan Lane on September 14, discussing her new book and her career on stage and screen.

  6. Outlander's Sam Heughan gave us his Scottish fashion tips. See what else the stars of the new hit show had to say when they walked the red carpet during the New York premiere at 92Y.

    Outlander's Sam Heughan gave us his Scottish fashion tips. See what else the stars of the new hit show had to say when they walked the red carpet during the New York premiere at 92Y.

  7. Enjoy podcasts? Artisan-chicken and Stumptown coffee? Fred and Carrie? Well today is your day. 
We’re introducing a new ‪podcast‬ series and our first one features Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein. Listen here. 
Upcoming weekly podcasts will feature fascinating people and conversations from our stage—both recent as well as past treasures.
Subscribe via iTunes or RSS. 

    Enjoy podcasts? Artisan-chicken and Stumptown coffee? Fred and Carrie? Well today is your day. 

    We’re introducing a new ‪podcast‬ series and our first one features Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein. Listen here

    Upcoming weekly podcasts will feature fascinating people and conversations from our stage—both recent as well as past treasures.

    Subscribe via iTunes or RSS

  8. We announced our new fall season yesterday, and tickets to Amy Poehler and Seth Meyers SOLD OUT pretty quickly. But not all hope is lost! We’ll be giving away two tickets in an upcoming sweepstakes on our Facebook page. Make sure you LIKE our Facebook page to get the updates!

    We announced our new fall season yesterday, and tickets to Amy Poehler and Seth Meyers SOLD OUT pretty quickly. But not all hope is lost! We’ll be giving away two tickets in an upcoming sweepstakes on our Facebook page. Make sure you LIKE our Facebook page to get the updates!

  9. For #MusicMonday, here’s a musical moment we wonder how many of you can relate to? (Thanks to The New Yorker issue on 10/21/13)

    For #MusicMonday, here’s a musical moment we wonder how many of you can relate to? (Thanks to The New Yorker issue on 10/21/13)

  10. Best softball team names ever!
We kicked off our eight-team softball league season last weekend in Central Park. While unpacking our players’ jerseys, we thought the team names were too awesome not to share. “Bad Jews Bears” might be our favorite. What’s yours?

    Best softball team names ever!

    We kicked off our eight-team softball league season last weekend in Central Park. While unpacking our players’ jerseys, we thought the team names were too awesome not to share. “Bad Jews Bears” might be our favorite. What’s yours?