On The Beach Blog | October 2011

Monday, October 31, 2011

Adios and Farewell...

...first to Sandy Patterson and her Post Stop Café crew 'til sometime after the Spring thaw.

They served their final meals of 2011 last evening, but came down in full costumes to open for the Halloween Parade this afternoon. More...

Now, about the up-coming Elections...

...since the World's Serious has been decided, and our mail boxes are beginning to fill with campaign materials. (Can't really call it "campaign literature!")

I must preface this with a personal policy decision formulated much earlier this year: no one currently on the Southampton Town Board gets any consideration from me this time out! More...

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Siblings?

Now I ask you!

Sue FalsoneLisa Edelstein as "Dr. Lisa Cuddy."

At left is Sue Falsone, named this past week as the More...

Saturday, October 29, 2011

"It ain't a fit night...

...out for man nor beast."

– "Mr. Snavely" (W.C. Fields)
"The Fatal Glass of Beer" (1933)

Friday, October 28, 2011

A Terrific World's Serious...

...one the likes of which I've not seen since the Arizonas beat the New Yorks in seven games back in 2001.

After the Promethean Game Six, all that remained to be answered was: More...

Wow! Whatta game!

I've been watching World's Serious games now for over 60 years, and I can only think of two others similar to the one that began Thursday evening and just ended early Friday morning with a 11th inning walk-off home run by the St. Louis Cardinals' Dave Freese.

The first was Game Seven in 1960 which ended, coinci­dentally, by an identical 10-9 score when the Pirate's Bill Mazeroski homered off the Yankees' Ralph Terry in the bottom of the 9th inning. More...

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Open for business...

...albeit looking more like a part of South Florida in the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew instead of Montauk High­way, Westhampton Beach.

Country Heroes

The real message is that cans of spray paint can be used for good instead of mischief.

Still no word on the persons responsible for this crash... but Country Heroes is up and running once again!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

A Letter from Linda...

...the once and would again be Supervisor of Southamp­ton Town.

And while it's not quite what I expected, golly, it's a useful one, and critical to any sort of chance she might have at the polls on November 8th. More...

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

One can only imagine...

...what was going on here, but I suspect that there's a sizable number of my gender who'd be willing to speculate.

Reaffirming that it's always a matter of perspective, Mrs. Speir has her own views on the matter.

Monday, October 24, 2011

No Left Turn...

...should ever be taken at speed, and certain­ly not with a suspected snootful!

Boarded up front of Country Heroes following intrusion by 1995 Lexus with a South Carolina registration

That's one of the lessons that should be taken from the substantial crash scene of approximately 8:42 pm More...

It's the economy, stupid!

And thank you, James Carville!

Beth's Seafood Market on Parlato Drive

I wasn't there for the Great Depression, but it was never that far away during my early school years. More...

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Golly, if I'd've known this...

...was what was happening on Wall Street...

Topless Wall Street protester with body paint

...I'm might've considered joining them. The Proletariat's looking a lot better than they did in the old days!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Welcome back...

...from Afghanistan, members of the 106th Rescue Wing of the Air National Guard Security Forces Squadron stationed at Gabreski Airport.

There were fueling stops along the way... Kurdi­stan, Germany, Baltimore and Philadelphia (for mechanical repair)... so it was a three-day journey before touching down on Long Island. More...

Friday, October 21, 2011

Mike Francesa...

...is probably the most listened-to sports show host in the country with his weekdaily afternoon show on WFAN (660 am) which is simulcast on YES Network (cable channel 715).

Francesa is also an arrogant know-it-all whose personal ego requirements likely were at the root of the dis­solution of one of the great radio teams since Burns and Allen, Mike and the Maddog. More...

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Upon further review...

...or, curse you, Dave Willmott, Jr.!

Actually, I'm genuinely grateful that Dave took the time to correct me on a mis-recollection in an OtBB entry of two days ago, because by the time I got done (just now!) researching the matter, I have a much clearer picture of what happened in Southampton Town in the early '90s. More...

Everytime I see...

Steve Ballone

...a campaign photo of Babylon Town Super­visor Steve Ballone, Democratic Candidate for Suffolk County Executive in next month's election, I am reminded of a quip from the late Freddy Mercury of Queen:

Freddy Mercury

"Rod Stewart, Elton John and I were going to form a band called 'Hair, Nose and Teeth' after the three of us. But it hasn't happened because none of us can agree on the order of the words!"

Freddie's gone, but if Aerosmith's Steven Tyler isn't interested, Stewart and John could always contact Ballone and see what sort of musical chops he has for the role of "Teeth."

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Now they come around!

It's not like the Southampton Town GOP waited 'til the last minute, but with two weeks to go 'til Election Day, they've cut it a little close for comfort in throwing any support behind "new look Linda" Kabot.

The big question, of course, is why did the Republican "machine" (as creaky and in dire need of an oil change as it is!) wait this long to support their former standard-bearer? More...

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Rats!

It's not like I expected a 16-0 regular season on the way to a big win in Super Bowl XLVI, but I didn't expect a six point loss against the visiting San Francisco 49ers.

My cousin Charlie will insist that he'd always known the Lions were really just pussycats, but hey!, 5-1 is still a lot better than where they've been in four decades.

Let it not be said...

...that Sandy Patterson is inflexible!

Ahhhh, my friends, there's good news this morning: The Post Stop Café (née Straw's Stationery, Cobb's Luncheonette, et al.) will remain open at least one more weekend before shuttering 'til the first Crocus vernus. More...

Saturday, October 15, 2011

'Angels' axed

Another gear was stripped from the 2011-2012 television season's wayback machine as network ABC announced that "Charlie's Angels" was shutting down production after just four episodes had been telecast.

What ABC plans to fill the gap in its Thursday prime time schedule with when the last of the eight completed shows have aired next month is unknown. More...

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Graceless

Nancy Grace at work

"Legal analyist" Nancy Grace is as despicable as she is shrill... and when all is known, probably even worse!

She is, simply put, one of the most awful women people to ever regularly "disgrace" our television screens and get paid for it. More...

Monday, October 10, 2011

Well, it wasn't exactly a ferocious roar...

Detroit Lions football helmet

...more like a relentless 60 minute growl, but when the final gun sounded on tonight's game in Ford Field before 67,861 fans, the Lions... my Detroit Lions... were undefeated after five games!

The last time they started a season this well was 1956 when they began their 12-game schedule 6-0 but didn't win the division title! More...

Thursday, October 06, 2011

October Village Board Meeting

Well-attended and briskly conducted monthly meeting this evening... in and out in 21 minutes.

It was, however, not without certain points of interest: More...

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Current whopper of the week

This one is just sooooooooooo silly!

From 27East:

"Mr. Thiele endorsed Mr. Wilkinson....

'It wasn't the easiest endorsement I ever made... But I try to put politics behind me when I make endorsements.'"

C'mon. Fred! Endorsements are, by their very nature, political.

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Hello? NBC?

It's not like 30 Rockefeller Center is the other side of the world from Westhampton Beach, so what's NBC's excuse for this?

"On the morning of Nov. 14, 2006, the pilot, Paul Dudley, took off from Linden Airport in New Jersey to fly to Westhampton Beach Airport on southeastern Long Island in More...

There is a higher power...

Playboy Club key

...and he, she or it is merciful!

NBC has, after televising just three episodes, dumped "The Playboy Club" from its Monday night schedule.

With a number of unaired episodes, it will likely show up as Friday or Saturday night "filler" on the network later in the season.

Sunday, October 02, 2011

Kinda takes me back...

Lions

...to the time when I first started following the Lions, when the great Bobby Layne was the quarterback.

My Dad had just returned from the first nine months in Korea, and was posted to the Detroit Arsenal Tank Plant at a time when two of the biggest things going for the city were the Red Wings and the Lions. More...

San Gennaro East

Forty years ago we used to joke that if Rocky Point was the "Italian Alps" of Long Island, then Hampton Bays was the "Italian seashore," Portofino to the Cortina d'Ampezzo of the North Shore.

I hadn't thought of that in decades 'til this weekend when a Feast of San Gennaro debuted on Good Ground Road yesterday and today. More...

That's my sis!

Gale Speir Seidler and Cheryl Wheeler at PAC Awards Ceremony

Yup!, my sister, the little snip, was honored with the Anne Fredey Golden Flashlight Award as...

"The volunteer who pro­vides outstanding service to Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center audiences through­out the season"

Good work, Gale! The family pride knoweth no bounds.

Anne would have approved as well.

Saturday, October 01, 2011

The real Boss of basabool...

...isn't Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig, but whatever outlet that happens to be tele­vising a game... the game... any game.

What happened last night with the opening game of the American League Division Series between the Detroits and the New Yorks, is a disgrace! More...

Six Corners Advisory

Alert! The Woody Allen film about which I waxed so enthusiastically more than three months ago has finally reached the Hampton Arts Cinemas.

Make plans to see, if you haven't already, "Midnight in Paris." It's just that good!