Category Archives: General Musings

The Big Picture: beer; the world; the universe; beer. That sort of things.

Personality Types

The Optimist: “My glass is half-full.” The Pessimist: “My glass is half-empty.” The New Yorker: “What the hell is this? Did I order this? I don’t think so.” Linus: “My glass is … hey, look at her glass, with the … Continue reading

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April a Pilgrim?

Because it brings Mayflowers. Haw haw haw. (Smacking sounds are heard)

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Jeepers Sweepers

If you saw Jeepers Creepers in either its original outing or its second coming, you’ll be familiar with the notion of the near-indestructible demon who ventures forth every 23 years to eat him up some nubile young thangs. I am … Continue reading

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Walk on Waiter

Speaking of waiters. Back when the East Village was still a cute idea and Avenue A was the eastern border of commerce in Manhattan – we’re talking 1998 here, more or less – my chefly friend Joe was one of … Continue reading

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Wrapped Up in Chains

If it weren’t for Rachelleb‘s recent entry on chain restaurants she likes or wants to try, I wouldn’t have known that P.F. Chang’s was a chain at all. We don’t have any here in the City, and of course you … Continue reading

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The Demon Barber of Lodi, NJ

Last week two Sikh teenagers from Lodi, New Jersey told police they had been attacked by five bruisers, who pulled off their turbans and despoiled them of three to four feet of hair each. The attackers also stole $40 in … Continue reading

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Shades of Gray

The sad news of the death of Spaulding Gray was not unexpected, but neither was it welcome. I didn’t know him, but I saw and read his work over the years. Since Spaulding Gray was a storyteller who put his … Continue reading

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A Warrior’s Best Friend

The rover tried, unsuccessfully, to use one of its many tools to grind away at an outcropping dubbed “Flat Rock,” NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory said in a statement on its Web site. Now, let’s see … The logical explanation is … Continue reading

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A Big Blog Took My Lunch Money

Our daily alert from WIRED Magazine sports the “Dog Bites Man” news that big bloggers steal from little bloggers. Whoa! Whoda thunk it? Just as I read the story, which describes tracking phrases from blog to blog using a web … Continue reading

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Strangulation Of Disbelief

So there I am, disbelief hung high and dry, zooming along the last chapter of Paul Levinson’s The Pixel Eye. (I normally would have put a link here, but Amazon keeps sticking all sorts of tracking data in their URLs … Continue reading

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