As you know, Julie is currently undergoing radiation treatments to her brain for stage IV breast cancer. She has been fighting this battle since April 2010 and has shared it with us along the way. She will continue chemotherapy and whatever treatments are needed…
Me: Dennis, what’s happening man?
D: Sammy, how are ya?
Me: Great man, you?
D: Terrible. Lost the loft, lost my kid, lost everything.
Me: Sorry to hear man. But you look good.
D: Fuck that. I’m back on the methadone, I got Hep C and Cirrosis. Going to be dead within the year. Can you believe I’m back on the methadone?
Yeah, um, for the person who got super offended by my Rothlisberger post? Sorry. But it’s not a “rape joke” in that it’s making fun of rape, it’s making fun of the (alleged) rapist and refusing to stop calling him out on it. If you (or anyone) is offended I apologize. As you are SO serious about the subject, I’m sure you are actively supporting this charity:
which is the foremost group assisting victims. I’m sure you campaign against the rampant prison rape in this country. Hell, I’m sure you speak out against those who still cheer for that scumbag Rothlisbereger. After all, someone who was so invested in the subject wouldn’t just curse out some stranger on Tumblr, they would actively work to help out. Right?
The woman was an incredibly talented singer, no question about it. She lived a life tormented by addiction, and it’s terribly sad that she never overcame that. Her passing is unfortunate and I don’t want to shit all over her death.
Whitney Houston was an asshole. Sorry, but it’s true. Now, she may not have been one her entire life, but for the several months I worked with her she was a grade-A, complete and total raging ass, on a very consistent basis. Entitled, spoiled, trashy and unpleasant are the nice things one could say about her. The type of person who would blow her nose and throw the tissue at your feet just to watch you pick it up. The type to dine at a cozy seafood restaurant in a small town and create a huge scene until the owner went out to find some chicken wings and champagne for her, leaving the other diners unfed. The type to stiff a make-a-wish kid who was suffering terminal cancer until the press showed up. I’m sure waiting outside in the wheelchair on a frigid night was a real highlight for the kid, Whitney! Maybe you two can chuckle about it together in the afterlife. While we reflect on the loss perhaps we can all think about ways to be better to others as well, and I put myself at the top of that list.
Was shopping at the Union Square Greenmarket today when I saw a young crusty couple stagger past, just stoooooooned on heroin most likely, barely able to stand. Then I saw another guy on the corner of 14th and Fourth Ave in the same condition, just hanging on to the wall for dear life. At the liquor store on Avenue A I saw yet another couple who couldn’t be any more obvious about being on their way to cop. Is there something in the air today?
I think the article did a fine job of exposing the recent grandstanding for what it was, but doesn’t go nearly far enough. Although the last director may indeed have been effective the entire enterprise is rotten to the core. Powell scratches the surface when he mentions the political patronage that riddles the Port Authority. It’s basically a giant piggy bank for the politicians to repay their supporters. Massively funded through what are ultimately public monies, it has none of the accountability of government or private industry. I became aware of this by doing business with them, and assure you that you will never find a more incompetent organization anywhere. The thievery inherent there is a giant elephant in the corner that cries out for reform.
Was just walking Moe when I witnessed a Lincoln Navigator pull up and park like a boss. Backed in, straightened it out, two moves and it was parked with two inches to spare on either side. Major pro move. Door opens and a pretty blonde woman gets out. She takes three steps, snaps off her heel, falls and rolls onto her back where she cackles hysterically on the sidewalk. When I leaned down to help her up she laid into me with a string of curses in Russian, until she saw Moe. She started cooing at him and tried to grab him. Moe and I bid her goodbye and went on our way.
Not even ten feet down the sidewalk Moe squatted to take a dump. Two extremely handsome male models came blowing past, both yammering away on their cell phones. I instinctively pulled Moe back and cocked a fist as they nearly trampled him. One planted his foot squarely in the fresh pile of dogshit, then turned angrily and barked “Hey!” at me just as our eyes met. He got a good look and hurriedly scurried past without another word.
So I finally got around to watching Dead Snow. Zombie movie, I’m good. Norwegian Nazi zombie movie and I’m totally buying in. But a scene where a drunk fat guy announces he is going to the outhouse to take a dump and is followed there by a super hot Norwegian girl who gets naked, climbs on his lap and does him? Now, my friends, you have my attention.
It's my understanding that Belichick is a particularly reviled in Cleveland. As a Browns fan, what's your opinion of him?
Well, to start with he was a terrible coach in Cleveland. Awful. He seemed to bring the worst parts of the Parcells philosophy with him and leave the good concepts behind. That being said, I have no enmity for the man for his time in Cleveland. He failed miserably there, learned from the experience, and thrived when he got another shot. It gets back to the Cleveland thing; we assume the fault was with the franchise not the man. I’m rooting against him hard as someone who lives in NYC and generally dislikes Boston (have you been there? it’s awful), nothing to do with our shared past. It’s like seeing an Ex marry a successful guy who happens to be a totally arrogant prick and rather unpleasant generally.
“I don’t know the rules, I don’t know the game, all I know is that New England sucks. They cheat, you know.”—Mohammed the deli guy, displaying a nuanced grasp of the game despite just recently emigrating from Yemen.