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Bread & Circuses: Stay Tuned, Story at 11:00

Heard on a television newscast recently: "Police are looking for a man who shot another man sitting in a car . . . And if you have a sweet tooth . . ."    

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Boomers! Millenials! X-ers! What do we think about this?

Not a new player in the blame game, but one that should provide some interesting debate. http://digg.com/2018/boomers-ruined-america

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Dan’s Beggar’s Bowl

Dan begs you this weekend to buy at a physical store.  Don't just be a jerk and go in there to conduct the all-important physical inspection and Q&A with a live, probably even knowledgeable human being.  Pay the extra nickel, you'll...

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Alabaster Bookshop

One of the great little places in New York that are dying fast. In the Village on 4th Avenue between 11th and 12th.

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Self-Propelled

I take about every form of transportation you can think of in NYC, including a bicycle whenever i can, but primarily i use my own feet. I increasingly feel like a hunted animal. The cyclists are worse than the cars....

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Gag Reflex: #overused #YouMadeYourPoint #unnecessary

At the End of The Day.  This is uttered around 50,000 (could be 500,000) times a day on business television programs (Bloomberg, CNBC, etc.) and various live conferences around the country.   Like. Used fourth or fifth word by our younger...

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You don’t even have a Facebook page!

No surprise if you’ve forgotten that a movie called Birdman won the Best Picture Academy Award in 2014.  The movie featured what the writers and the director obviously thought was a wonderful put-down speech by Emma Stone, berating her father,...

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Flaneur: News Bar, Part 2

After too long away, I visited News Bar again this morning, stepping gingerly along the crusted snow on the sidewalks and streets.  #11:  Chicken Hash With Apple.  Two Eggs (Cage Free And No Antibiotics) Any Style (Soft Scrambled For Me), ...

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Gag Reflex: ICONIC

Iconic.  Similar to Curated.  This has been giving us the dry heaves for years, but they keep sticking their fingers down our throats.

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Gag Reflex: Curated?

Curated.  I knew this thing had escaped its cozy confines of museum administration when a few years ago I read an item in the LA Times describing a new strip retail center whose tenant mix had been “curated” by so-and-so. ...

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