Crying While Swimming: Jeremy
Where he’s swimming: Central Park Pool, Schenectady Favorite event: Adult lap time Why he’s crying: Racism
Ah, so romantic
A local company which shall remain nameless is holding a movie night with the perfect romantic film: “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.” Here’s what comes to mind whenever I think about the Audrey Hepburn classic: I don’t think I’ll be watching.
15 albums I should be embarrassed to have ever...
Emphasis on “should,” because some of this stuff I still don’t regret ever acquiring. Milli Vanilli, “The Moment of Truth” I figured I’d start with a doozy. Yes, I bought a Milli Vanilli album two years after they had been unmasked as frauds. I was 11 or 12 when this one came out, and I don’t remember having been aware of any controversy at the time....
Why not take away the dancing, too, and be done with it altogether? I was down in New York City a couple of months ago, minding my own business, when I stumbled upon one of these lame happenings — basically, people asserting their superior hipness over the headphone-less ones. I immediately tried to cross the street. Until I saw the Apple Store across the way. It was then that I knew...
Dear Wheel of Fortune contestants:
STOP BUYING VOWELS WHEN YOU ALREADY KNOW WHAT THE LETTERS ARE! You know you lose prize money when you do that, right? I guess that’s why you’re not on Jeopardy.
Tonight I got an e-mail from an ex-girlfriend I haven’t had any contact with for nearly four years. The subject line? “Photo from last night.” I open it up, and it’s a perfectly innocent e-mail meant for someone else. Question is, do I let her know or do I just leave it alone? I’m inclined to do the latter since we didn’t part on the best of terms —...
Crying While Swimming: Leandra
Where she’s swimming: Holiday Inn Albany Airport Hotel Favorite event: 200M butterfly Why she’s crying: Tennis elbow
One nation, under a tiara
Don’t laugh, but when I was a child in the Philippines, I (along with my whole family) watched the Miss Universe pageant with great interest every year. I think a lot of other Filipino families did, too. We watched because a Filipina had won the whole shebang in 1969, and again in 1973, and we didn’t really have much else to be proud of on the world stage since. We even took a...
The Open Road Wasn’t Quite Open to All →
Whenever I get poor service at a restaurant, some part of me wonders if it’s because of the color of my skin. This New York Times story offers a bit of perspective.
Lock, Stock and Secret Baby– Romance novel title of the week
Internet users who have trouble detecting irony, sarcasm, satire and the like are petitioning the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers to establish a .NOT domain.
Websites I would build ...
if I didn’t have my current job: Five-One-Hate.com* SoOverAlbany† www.AReaderAsksAStupidQuestionAndTheAnswersAreEvenWorse.com‡ WishICaredWhatYouHadForDinner.net§ *I live in the Capital Region, which uses the 518 area code. †There is a website called AllOverAlbany that has attracted the area’s would-be hipsters. The folks who run it are lovely, but … ‡Yeah. §Need I explain?
Use this joke ...
when your car is in your driveway with a tree-trunk-shaped dent, leaves strewn about the hood and a branch sticking out of a broken window, and a friend asks: Whoa, did you hit a tree? Say: No, I was attacked by an ent.
Going to start a new feature
called Crying While Swimming. I’ll never run out of photos.
More slogans ...
You’ll PEEL the DIFFERENCE! uh … EAR you go! and Aww SHUCKS? plus This peeler is the GENERAL to your KERNELS! Get it?
the OXO Good Grips Corn Peeler It’s A-MAIZE-ING!