New York is a tough town.  The city doesn’t just kicks you in the nuts, it laughs when it does.  Here I am on the perpetually congested Queensboro Bridge looking at a traffic sign reminding me that I’m going slow.  Nice job, DOT, good work.

Edit: I should note that the sign has me clocked at 11 miles per hour when I was and had been, at a dead stop.

New York is a tough town. The city doesn’t just kicks you in the nuts, it laughs when it does. Here I am on the perpetually congested Queensboro Bridge looking at a traffic sign reminding me that I’m going slow. Nice job, DOT, good work.

Edit: I should note that the sign has me clocked at 11 miles per hour when I was and had been, at a dead stop.

Tags: NYC

"I want to thank you. I love the locations you have provided me. Not only do they look good, and they look very good, each one truly reflects the spirit of the characters that were written. I can see that you care. You have provided me a wonderful stage upon which to work, and your efforts will help me tell the story I’m trying to tell."

— Bob Balaban aka the nicest guy I’ve ever met

"Well of course human beings are solipsistic by nature"

— Bob Balaban, getting deep when discussing which laundromat to film in

bendawson:

The people in Ferguson are American citizens. They are protesting what appears to be a murder (I say “appears to be” because while we don’t have everything in detail yet , it looks pretty much clear) of a young man. And now the police are fulfilling every weekend-warrior stereotype of small-town…

Of the six shots, two of the bullets wound up in the kid’s head. Now we have police firing on peaceful protests and suppressing the free press. It’s embarrassing and tragic that this is happening in our country. Mind you, I am generally quite supportive of the Police. Law and order is the foundation democracy is built upon. Unfortunately the police in Ferguson are promoting exactly the opposite.

Looking stylish

Looking stylish

Tags: Harper

Parents of the Year

We took Harper to the first birthday party for her buddy Leo today out in Northern Bergen County, NJ. Suburban USA. While Leo’s folks are hip, the family wasn’t. Everyone there was ex-military, coached wrestling at the local high school and golfed. People kept “complimenting” Harper’s dress. It was only later that I realized it had a pattern made up of vintage tattoos. Lots of skulls, knives, naked hula girls and bottles of rum.

Moe had some nice dry-aged prime strip steak for dinner.

Moe had some nice dry-aged prime strip steak for dinner.

Tags: food dogs moe

If an Ex is up for an Emmy do I have to watch the show?

We are still pals. Maybe I’ll DVR it in case she gets to give a speech.

assbutt-in-the-garrison:

megaparsecs:

i just wanted to put this out there since im sure it’ll get written about differently tomorrow. 

Take note: Not only are the looters in the minority, but protesters are actually actively trying to stop the looters, and even guarding a store from being broken into. What does the media report though? Only about the angry looters and rioters causing more mayhem. If you are not yet convinced that our media is completely set on whitewashing and stigmatizing black communities then I don’t know what to tell you. Every morning the last week I’ve put on the news, and all I’ve heard about is the looters and rioters. Yesterday they purposefully had a black man providing report after report of black criminals, at least 3 in a row. Know that this is pure and utter sensationalism, its purpose is to distract you from the real issues at hand.

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It’s the Little Things

Over the years I have employed hundreds of people. I like giving people a start in the business, much as someone did for me long ago. Right now I have a kid working for me named Vladimir. He’s a hard worker who gets things done, and I’m lucky to have him on my team. Vlad happens to be a brother who lives in Bed-Stuy, so how he got that name I do not know.

I currently find myself involved with some really shady Russians from Brighton Beach, and wound up needing to pass them an envelope full of cash. So I arranged to have Vlad drive the payoff out to meet this cat Yevgeniy. The Russians are a pretty insular crowd so when I set the meet up Yevgeniy said “Your man is Vladimir? Eh, very good”. I so wish I could have been there when they met.

hoodfuturism:

artemiskaonai:

MAINSTREAM MEDIA WILL SAY THAT THE PROTESTERS STARTED THE VIOLENCE ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT. THIS IS NOT THE CASE AS PROVEN BY THE VIDEO ABOVE.

please watch this before its taken down

This video is clear evidence that the police department of an American city violently attacked a peaceful protest. Jobs need to be lost over this. Pensions seized. Jail sentences handed out. This is disgusting.

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Tags: ferguson

marmarinou:

Alton047 by barrigerlibrary on Flickr.
Argo, Illinois Who were these men and what were they doing there?


I believe they were leaving the gun and taking the cannoli.

marmarinou:

Alton047 by barrigerlibrary on Flickr.

Argo, Illinois

Who were these men and what were they doing there?

I believe they were leaving the gun and taking the cannoli.

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greengoldandgrey:

samsplace:

greengoldandgrey:

samsplace:

samsplace:

acmesalesrep:

greengoldandgrey:

ittybittysweettooth:

greengoldandgrey:

I think I hate the word “foodie” because it makes you sound like a 6 year old, it’s an ugly sounding word, and there are so many wonderful words you can use instead (while still…

Yes, that’s what some hoopty site called bonvivant.com says. Now let’s check the Oxford Dictionary: “A person who enjoys a social and luxurious lifestyle.”

Further, beyond pulling a definition of some goofy website, I know several self-identified Bon Vivants and food has nothing to do with it.

Er…I linked to/quoted the Merriam-Webster? Is your computer broken? 

*head tilt*

Sorry when I searched your definition I got some goofy website. In any case I’ll take actual common usage and the Oxford Dictionary over Websters in every case.

Not looking to start a stupid internet fight, and please go right ahead and use the term relative to food if you like. Just telling you that in NYC it is not an uncommon thing to meet Bon Vivants and it has absolutely nothing to do with food. They are men of undefined means who live amongst high society and are vaguely supported somehow by the socialites they escort to various charitable functions. These are people that I know. Please feel free to roll with your definition if you please, and do tell me when you actually meet a gourmand who identifies by that descriptive.

It’s not my definition, it’s the one provided by the dictionary. Here in New Jersey, I see women with bumper stickers that say they’re princesses. That doesn’t make them Kate Middleton. 

Cheers! 

Eh, it’s a definition provided by “a” dictionary. The Oxford is pretty universally considered “the” dictionary.

greengoldandgrey:

samsplace:

samsplace:

acmesalesrep:

greengoldandgrey:

ittybittysweettooth:

greengoldandgrey:

I think I hate the word “foodie” because it makes you sound like a 6 year old, it’s an ugly sounding word, and there are so many wonderful words you can use instead (while still…

Yes, that’s what some hoopty site called bonvivant.com says. Now let’s check the Oxford Dictionary: “A person who enjoys a social and luxurious lifestyle.”

Further, beyond pulling a definition of some goofy website, I know several self-identified Bon Vivants and food has nothing to do with it.

Er…I linked to/quoted the Merriam-Webster? Is your computer broken? 

*head tilt*

Sorry when I searched your definition I got some goofy website. In any case I’ll take actual common usage and the Oxford Dictionary over Websters in every case.

Not looking to start a stupid internet fight, and please go right ahead and use the term relative to food if you like. Just telling you that in NYC it is not an uncommon thing to meet Bon Vivants and it has absolutely nothing to do with food. They are men of undefined means who live amongst high society and are vaguely supported somehow by the socialites they escort to various charitable functions. These are people that I know. Please feel free to roll with your definition if you please, and do tell me when you actually meet a gourmand who identifies by that descriptive.

samsplace:

acmesalesrep:

greengoldandgrey:

ittybittysweettooth:

greengoldandgrey:

I think I hate the word “foodie” because it makes you sound like a 6 year old, it’s an ugly sounding word, and there are so many wonderful words you can use instead (while still…

Yes, that’s what some hoopty site called bonvivant.com says. Now let’s check the Oxford Dictionary: “A person who enjoys a social and luxurious lifestyle.”

Further, beyond pulling a definition of some goofy website, I know several self-identified Bon Vivants and food has nothing to do with it.