Monthly Archives: July 2004

Lord of the Ringo

The perfect birthday: yesterday Ringo Starr turned 64. Presumably he got birthday greetings and a bottle of wine. The Beatles were already (a) pretty much adults and (b) broken up by the time I noticed them with any gravity, but … Continue reading

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The Music of Chance

How you know it’s been a Long Day: down the hall in the calendar department, Mandy’s phone just began playing music. It didn’t ask anyone, it just started to keen out loud through the speaker. It’s crooning elevator music, perk-up-the-end-is-in-sight … Continue reading

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Spam, Spam, Bacon, Spam and Eggs

In an effort to cut down on spamming while keeping comment posts as straightforward as possible, we have enacted a “copy this code” scheme that will cut down on automated spammers. It’s not a perfect solution, as it requires a … Continue reading

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Go 4th and Sunbathe

A beautiful day here in New York City, among a cascade of beautiful days. We’re not used to kind treatment at the hands of the season. At this rate, I’m never going to clean my apartment. Yesterday I baked aboard … Continue reading

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His Own Brando, 1924-2004

Goodbye, Marlon Brando. You were one of the strongest and one of the weirdest, and maybe that’s what it’s all about.

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Women Need Alcohol

The BBC reports that, according to a new study in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, alcohol helps women fight off osteoporosis. “The moderate drinkers – who drank an average of eight alcohol units a week – had significantly denser … Continue reading

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To Sit for a Spell

Freddy’s Back Room (485 Dean Street) is a bar that won’t be there in a few years, if robber-baron developer Bruce Ratner has his foul way with the green Brooklyn streets of Prospect Heights. Once owned by Sgt. Freddy, ex … Continue reading

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