Author Archives: Pierre

‘Tis The Dawn Of The Age Of … er … something

The BBC reports today that Japanese doctors have found a way to use stem cells to make natural breast implants. Proof positive, if any more was needed, that the world has left the Age of the Machine and is entering … Continue reading

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Stale Pint Bug

The venue has only one tap and is packed just about every night, you figure the beer’s going to be fresh; and even though it’s only Bass, a product of Megabrew Manufacturing Industries, it could be drinkable. Wrong! It is … Continue reading

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Death By Chocolate

Sometimes, the edge is just that place, when you take a step, you fall off. The supposedly edgy SuicideGirls burlesque troupe does not have a steady footing. The evening started in splendid fashion with Stupid, one of the most consistently … Continue reading

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Wetware For The Geek

‘Jon Blake Cusack, from Holland, Michigan, told local newspapers the US practice of adding “Junior” or “II” after a boy’s name was too common. So, when his son was born last week, he decided on the name Jon Blake Cusack … 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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It’s Not Just A Theory, It’s A Good Idea!

“Former Vice President Al Gore will deliver an address on global warming at the Beacon Theater tonight Thursday, January 15.” – The Newspapers Observed at Central Park, New York 3:51 PM EST on January 15, 2004: Temperature 14 °F / … Continue reading

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Panem Et Discos Compactos

My old CD player is balking. More and more often it just sits there blinking, and pretends there’s no disk in its maw. Normally, I wouldn’t mind much since I hardly ever listen to recorded music these days –I don’t … Continue reading

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Time Was…

… There used to be a Bottom Line. No more. We have heard that the legendary Bottom Line closed its doors for the last time after the New Year’s show. The world needs another NYU dorm, right?

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The Fantôme In The Machine

It’s late night on Boxing Day. Linus and I are at the bar at Spuyten Duyvil, working our way through a big bottle of Fantôme de Noël, a mysterious amber brew with dark cherries in the nose. That’s it for … Continue reading

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The Snow And The Chicken Man

with apologies to The Chicken and the Snowman… December 5th, and it’s snowing as though it was February 5th. I’m going to hate this winter as much as I hated the last one. It’s 8:30 p.m. and Seth and I … Continue reading

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