Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Monday, February 27, 2012
Sunday, February 26, 2012
I used to have a lot of fun come Oscars time back the late '70s and '80s when I did "Waldo" reviewing movies on the radio and saw 250-300 films a year, and a friend used to host a party for the big telecast where the late Robert Dudley Pike and I would lock in mortal combat to see which of us could pick the most Award winners.
(I think I beat him more often than not, but there was never more than one win separating us, and we were always several ahead of everyone else in attendance.) More...
"You make your own luck, Gig. You know what makes a good loser? Practice."
– Ernest Hemingway to his son in
Papa, a Personal Memoir by Gregory H. Hemingway
Saturday, February 25, 2012
"Good public policy is driven by the interests of our constituents, by science and by evidence, not by media hysteria, nor bold headlines and slogans."
Thursday, February 23, 2012
The news from 27East this week was not good...
Kinda suspected that the place might be in trouble when we ate there one evening in early December... Mickey Chih was tending bar and the Shepherd's Pie, always a favorite of mine, was up in price and down in quality. More...
Also known as...
"...the sleepy beach community..."
What madness is this?
But wait! The headline is what is known in police work as "a clue!"
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
He had been unable to play since last April because of a herniated disk in his back, but the Knicks were so desperate for a legitimate Point Guard to bring the ball up More...
...in giving a heads-up about the program of Academy Award-nominated films which concludes Friday though Sunday at Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center.
Monday, February 20, 2012
Saturday, February 18, 2012
...simply refer to "personal computer." If there's anything that's gotten as out of hand as the national debt, it's "Political Correctness."
The latest example of this type of thinking is tied directly to the "Linsanity" which has surpassed last Fall's "Tebowmania" in media hype to the extent that this is now a global phenomenon. More...
Friday, February 17, 2012
Thursday, February 16, 2012
There's an ancient gag...
How can you tell when so-and-so is lying?
"His/her lips are moving!" [rimshot]
That's how it seems to be with developer Andrew More...
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Undefeated World's Welterweight Champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. may be a helluva boxer, but the upcoming jailbird is a loudmouth idiot as well.
And this isn't about his taking a page from the Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr. Manual of Fight Promotion to goad Manny Pacquiao into a big money match, it's about Junior running his mouth on Twitter about the biggest sports story in the country over the past six days. More...
Alerted (and alarmed) by Google yesterday to the presence of a new (to me) florist in Westhampton Beach, I hit the link and found the local Patch puffery about Wildflower Florist & Gifts located at 1 Sunset Avenue.
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Friday, February 10, 2012
I hadn't planned it, but Jeanne was a dervish around the house all day, and she had worked herself into a Baltic fury with a succession of automaton-like operators at Aetna, so it seemed like the right tactical move.
Wednesday, February 08, 2012
...stick your foot any farther into your mouth than in your statement yesterday afternoon to The East Hampton Press?
"We welcome the opportunity for anybody to come in and provide treatment to any individual who was suffering with any kind of alcohol or substance abuse diagnosis. Our focus has always been on providing treatment." More...
Tuesday, February 07, 2012
Monday, February 06, 2012
...of New York Giants fans in the wake of their team's impressive performance in Super Bowl XLVI, we have this unsurprising incident.
"Standing at an elevator after the game with some other Patriots' wives and hangers-on, Gisele was videotaped – over the loud taunts of heckling New York Giants fans – saying 'I can't believe they More...
Sunday, February 05, 2012
And there is no joy in Beantown and environs as Eli "4Q" Manning led the New York Giants to yet another improbable game-winning 88 yard drive in the waning minutes to defeat the mildly-favored New England Patriots, 21-17, their second such Super Bowl victory in the past four years.
I salute the team... empirical evidence suggests that the younger Manning brother is a great quarterback, and Tom Coughlin is a great coach.
And Giants fans will be relentlessly, insufferably smug beyond all reason.
...and as the world awaits the kick-off to Super Bowl XLVI, while the New York Giants are 2½-3 point underdogs to the New England Patriots, you wouldn't know it to listen to the Big Blue faithful!
Yes, the Giants are on a roll, and until the Pats won against the Baltimore Ravens for the AFC Championship two weeks ago, they hadn't beaten a team with a winning record since Week 2 when they beat the 1-0 San Diego Chargers! More...
Friday, February 03, 2012
The New York City-born actor passed away this afternoon at Bellevue Hospital after a 12+ year battle with cancer, first oral and then pancreatic which ultimately killed him.
His motion picture, television and stage career spanned seven decades and he was involved in two productions which have yet to be released. More...
Thursday, February 02, 2012
A near record meeting for its brevity this evening, seated and dismissed in eleven (11!) minutes, including the presentation of a commendation to local gal "Lizzy" Duerschmidt memorializing her 31 years of postal service, all but two months of which were to the residents and businesses of Westhampton Beach.