On The Beach Blog | November 2010

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Why does this not surprise?

Headline on American Thinker.com:

Massive Voter Fraud Found in Close NY-1 Race

Yes, the source must always be considered, and in this instance it's a "daily conservative Internet publication," #1, and, #2, "massive" may be a bit of an overstatement. More...

Magic's Last Call?

Information from a well-placed source is that while Magic's Pub is still trying to remain open, today will be the last day of operation.

That is, at least until the situation can be resolved in the establishment's favor. More...

Monday, November 29, 2010

Rumor Control

Updated 11/29/2010 – 10:57 pm

The hot topic around Westhampton Beach over the past 24 hours involves Magic's Pub and The Artful Dodger, two Main Street retail liquor establishments near and dear to my heart in the mid- and late-'70s.

It began with an OtBB regular last night:

"Heard a rumor that Magic's was denied a liquor liscense{sic}???" More...

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Most Distressing Headline…

...of the week, Entertainment division:

"'Blue Bloods' repeats keep CBS on top on Friday"

Maybe the competition wasn't all that stiff two evenings ago, but by now most OtBB regulars have suss'd out that this, more than More...

Saturday, November 27, 2010


One of the physical laws of the universe articu­lated by Sir Isaac Newton: "For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction."

I prefer to simplify it down to: "There is a con­sequence to one's every action." More...

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Pants-wetting in Garden City

It took longer than one might have expected, but the anti-eruv bund sounded the alarums and scarums this past weekend, and now that the scheduled event has passed, OtBB can reveal what happened this evening.

Under the caption...

"Extreme Risk to the Future of WHB and Surrounding Area" More...

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Need extra income…

...for the holidays? Westhampton Beach Waldbaum's is adver­tising for a "Part-time Floral Clerk."

(Never mind "the holidays" part... in this economy, how 'bout just "need a job?")

Partial job description: More...

Thursday, November 18, 2010

And in my lifetime, yet!

I had begun to doubt if such an event would ever come to pass, but it has!

The marquee lights of the Hampton Arts Cinemas I&II are once again lit. More...

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

November Trustees Work Session

Updated 11/18/2010 – 11:33 am

It was, in short, the longest Village Board Work Session in recent memory, dominated by an often lively discussion of the recommenda­tions handed up by planning consultant Kyle Collins on behalf of the Sign Committee.

Not surprisingly, the main portion of the dis­cussion involved the style and content of 12" X 18" real estate "for sale" signage. More...

Nickeled & dimed to death

Some refer to it as "creeping normalcy," or "death by a thousand cuts" after the slow slic­ing torture once used by the Chinese.

Easter Egg Hunt

I call it "nickeling & diming," and I so hate it I just dumped my dermatologist be­cause it became his business model. More...

Monday, November 15, 2010

Channel Flippin'

Updated 11/15/2010 – 05:40 pm

Cable AMC's "Rubicon" had me at the 15-minute mark of its sneak preview last June.

So it is with great dismay that I learn that the cable channel has decided not to re­new the series for a second season. More...

Saturday, November 13, 2010

More than we wanted to know…

...or really needed to know! Google Alerts alert­ed me to this bit of fluff, likely because it con­tained the keywords "Westhampton Beach."

Rabbi Marc Schneier Complete Biography

Well, the promise of the full skinny More...

Friday, November 12, 2010

What's in a word?

Now I know that Southampton Press reporter Will James doesn't write the headlines for either the print or web edition of the news­paper, so this is probably not his doing:

Embattled Westhampton Beach Village Police Officer Facing Additional Charges

"Embattled?" More...

Thursday, November 11, 2010

At 11:00 am…

...take a silent moment, and remember a Veteran.

Thank a Vet!

And if you don't know why 11:00 am is signif­icant, Google "Armistice Day."

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Boy, someone's optimistic!

From Hamptons.com:

Statement By Randy Altschuler On Veterans Day

The "statement" itself is fine, but then More...

Who cares?

Entry on Tuesday afternoon's "The Note" (self-touted as "Washington's Original and Most In­fluential Tipsheet"), by Rick Klein, ABC World News' Senior Political Editor:

Alec Baldwin’s No. 1 Target? Meet Randy Altschuler

(This is mirrored at USA Today's More...

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Never mind the 1st CD…

...what about the other races contested on those most recently tabulated ballots?

Yeah, the Altschuler/Bishop race is important, but what no one has asked yet, is if somehow approximately 4,000 votes appeared for the GOP Congressional candidate by week's end, what other races might be impacted? More...

Sunday, November 07, 2010

Betts Update

Tracking a another local lad....

Republican Whit Betts cruises to win over Richard Covello in 78th House district

Wasn't even close! Mom Betts and twin sister Bobbi must be bursting with pride.

Arnie Sheiffer, please copy

Ah, the power of the Internet and the relative­ly recent phenomenon of "crowdsourcing!"

For anyone who has missed the web-wide contretemps over a small periodical, Cooks Source's unauthorized use of blogger Monica Gaudio's work product. More...

Saturday, November 06, 2010

Before ya go Nighty Night…

...remember to re-set your chronometers!

Seems a little odd this deep into November, but it's that time o'the year when we get an extra hour of sleep.

Our computers will make the necessary adjust­ment on their own, but some of us still have at least one foot in a non-binary (analog) world.

But has he?

Page 1 of yesterday's Southampton Press:

Bishop Takes Tight One
Democrat wins by 3,500 votes

Um, not so fast Tim! More...

Thursday, November 04, 2010

November Village Board Meeting

Full calendar, short meeting this evening as Mayor Conrad Teller prefaced the session with the announcement that there would be no discussion of matters eruvian.

One of the Village Board's resolutions, follow­ing the Public Hearings and adoptions of three Local Laws, was the appointment of former Village Attorney Anthony B. Tohill as More...


Or, as we used to say in the decades before "Homer Simpson," Duh!

Headline in this morning's Southampton Press:

Letter Raises More Questions

...and mirrored on both 27East.com as well as VaAni B'Sof HaMizrach. More...

Just another Rabbi…

Just discovered: VaAni B'Sof HaMizrach, a relatively recent entry in the blogosphere authored by Avraham Bronstein, Assistant Rabbi of The Hampton Synagogue.

He "sub-titles" it:

"Just another Rabbi blogging from the Hamptons..." More...

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

O, well...

...the 2010 World Serious sure didn't work out the way I had hoped, so there's some relative­ly minor disappointment on that count.

And now, in the early morning of mid-term Election Day 2010, there is one thing to which I can look forward... no more tele-campaigning calls for another 48 or so weeks! More...

Monday, November 01, 2010

Again, I ask: WHA-AT?

From the always intriguing "Google Alerts" for "Westhampton Beach:"

Name: Pink Elephant Southampton
Address: 281 County Rd 39A
City, State: Westhampton Beach, NY
Zip: 11978
Telephone: 631-287-9888
Website http://www.pinkelephantclub.com/

Sounds like a fun place even if it isn't More...