Monthly Archives: January 2004

Words, Actions, What a Puzzler

It’s Lizzie Grubman‘s birthday, so we’re supposed to be nice to her. But sometimes you just can’t. You’ll remember public relations girl Lizzie, daughter of arguably the most powerful lawyer in the music business, as the hit-and-run driver of an … Continue reading

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Disturbing: The Peace

We all make mistakes. Just the other day I thought I had a few extra singles in my wallet to put in the traveling tip bucket for Curtis Eller after his splendid banjo-ranting set at Cafe 111 on Court Street. … Continue reading

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Woodwork Creaks…

… and out come the freaks. That was true when Was (Not Was) said it in 1981, and it’s true now. If there’s a difference, it’s that the wonders of technology let the loonies move so fast these days. PZ … Continue reading

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Red Rover, Red Rover

I guess what we take from the new voluble Mars rover is this: when the Spirit is troubled, Opportunity is on the rise. Opportunity landed on Mars with less fanfare than Spirit had on its bouncedown – little siblings the … Continue reading

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Hi! My Name Is: Pepper

Starbucks on 17th Street, just west of Union Square. A couple barges out, gasping in the capering cold. The Sucky Date He, trying hard: No really, tell me again. She, up to here with it all: Fine, OK. I’ve never … Continue reading

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Touch Me in the Morning Edition

Once in a while you get what you want (and if you try sometimes, you might find you get what you need) – almost. The tiny gap between there and nearly-there is a tricky one. It’s a trompe l’oeil chasm. … Continue reading

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John Barley-Corn

As every homebrewer the world over knows, beer is the foundation of the civilization that arose in the Middle-East toward the end of the neolithic period. The demand for large, steady supplies of grain for a purpose that could not … Continue reading

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Macro vs. Mike Rowe

I don’t need new reasons to roll my eyes about Microsoft – I’m a thinking kind of guy, so the regular Microsoft reasons are reasons enough. (And if you think they’re bad now, just wait until they start buying into … Continue reading

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Hey Bulldog

Over at Dawn Patrol, the talk lately has been about Scripture, Rapture, and Enlightenment, so Monday it was a welcome respite (for us Peppery heathens) to find Ms. Dawn describing the nuts and bolts of her job as a copy … Continue reading

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Return of the King

“If a man hasn’t discovered something that he will die for, he isn’t fit to live.” – Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., murdered Apr 4 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee Today is the observed holiday commemoration of the birth of … Continue reading

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