Thursday, June 25, 2009

JEFF GOLDBLUM DEAD!?


Reports are coming in the Jeff Goldblum has also died today. Please please let this be a hoax.

UPDATE: Goldblum is alive. His career, however...

FIRST FARAH NOW MICHAEL


What a day. First Farrah and now Michael. Was Ed the first of the "it always comes in threes?"

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

AMALGAMATED BANK RIBBON CUTTING


Amalgamated Bank is having a ribbon cutting this Thursday.

WHEN: Thursday, June 25, 9:30 AM.

WHERE: 426 86th Street (between 4th and 5th Avenue) Bay Ridge, Brooklyn.

WHO: Local officials (Marty Markowitz and Vincent Gentile), neighborhood merchants, educators, Amalgamated Bank’s Derrick Cephas, Fontbonne Hall students and residents.

Amalgamated’s President and CEO Derrick D. Cephas will congratulate students from Bay Ridge’s Fontbonne Hall Academy who recently won the Brooklyn Championship on The Challenge TV show.

You will also be able to place bets on when it will be robbed.

Monday, June 22, 2009

TERRAN TWITTER


I got this from a friend of mine today and wanted to pass it along.

If anyone is on twitter, set your location to Tehran and your time zone to GMT +3.30. Security forces are hunting for bloggers using location/timezone searches. The more people at this location, the more of a logjam it creates for forces trying to shut Iranians' access to the internet down. Cut & paste & pass it.

"Twitter is increasingly becoming Iranian protesters' lifeline to the outside world, as international news organizations are banned from covering the demonstrations."

So get out there and join the revolution.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

FOLLOW UP TO LA FIN

I've received a lot of emails and comments about the last post. Some people are sad to see the blog end, some are overjoyed.

When I started this blog I didn't think I'd get one reader. I was wrong. I had two readers...and thankfully one of them liked to use various aliases so it looked like I had more readers than I did. Thanks Joe.

I may come back to Left in Bay Ridge at some point. But right now life and new interests are taking me in a different direction.

Thanks again, everyone. I wish you all health and happiness.

~Mark

Friday, June 5, 2009

END OF THE LINE FOR CARRADINE

UPDATE 6/11:
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The independent forensics expert who examined David Carradine's body says the actor didn't commit suicide, and Carradine's brothers are asking for understanding as Thai authorities investigate.

"The autopsy findings and the evidence thus far available demonstrate that Mr. Carradine's death was not the result of suicide.

Actor David Carradine, of Kung Fu fame, has been found dead, hanging by a nylon rope in a hotel room closet in Bangkok, Thailand, according to a Thai police official.

So far they're saying that there is no evidence of anyone else being in the room and
Carradine's friends and personal managers...brushed aside suggestions that Carradine might have taken his own life.
Sounds like a night at the Gregory Hotel.

RIP David.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

SHERLOCK HOLMES



This ain't your daddy's Sherlock Holmes!

Release Date: 25 December 2009

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

GUN CLUB AND DAY CARE



Guns, drugs, and toddlers don't usually go together.

But what's great about this report is the god-awful "special effect" at .30 seconds and the fantastic tag line.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

BRUCE WILLIS IN THE RIDGE?

UPDATE 3:10: They're shooting A COUPLE OF DICKS, with Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan.

They're shootin' one of them movin' picture shows here in the Ridge today. Right outside Food City at 75th and 3rd. People are talkin' that Bruce Willis is in it but I can't confirm that and I'm too lazy to walk across the street and ask. I'm too busy tryin' to find Craft Services.

Monday, June 1, 2009

REPUBLICANS CARE ABOUT YOU!


Last Saturday, President Obama and first lady Michelle flew to NYC to have dinner and attend the Broadway show Joe Turner’s Come and Gone.

The Republican National Committee had some choice words for the President:
"As President Obama prepares to wing into Manhattan's theater district on Air Force One to take in a Broadway show, GM is preparing to file bankruptcy and families across America continue to struggle to pay their bills," the GOP said. "Have a great Saturday evening -- even if you're not jetting off somewhere at taxpayer expense."
With this chiding of the President, the Republicans sent a clear message to America: The President doesn’t care about you but we do.

When misfortune strikes -
Friday, August 26, 2005
GOV. KATHLEEN BLANCO DECLARES STATE OF EMERGENCY IN LOUISIANA

Saturday, August 27, 2005
GOV. HALEY BARBOUR DECLARES STATE OF EMERGENCY IN MISSISSIPPI
- whether natural or man made –
Monday, August 29, 2005
7AM CDT — KATRINA MAKES LANDFALL AS A CATEGORY 4 HURRICANE
- the Republican Party will respond swiftly.
7:30 AM CDT — BUSH ADMINISTRATION NOTIFIED OF THE LEVEE BREACH

MORNING — BUSH SHARES BIRTHDAY CAKE PHOTO-OP WITH SEN. JOHN MCCAIN

8PM CDT — RUMSFELD ATTENDS SAN DIEGO PADRES BASEBALL GAME
A Republican President will battle adversity on the front line, not show disregard for those in need.
Tuesday, August 30, 2005

PRESIDENT BUSH PLAYS GUITAR WITH COUNTRY SINGER MARK WILLIS
When hard times hit Americans, like hard times have hit GM employees, -
Wednesday, August 31, 2005
80,000 BELIEVED STRANDED IN NEW ORLEANS

3,000 STRANDED AT CONVENTION CENTER WITHOUT FOOD OR WATER
- no Republican will ever do anything frivolous like take in a Broadway show.
Wednesday, August 31, 2005
7PM CDT — CONDOLEEZZA RICE TAKES IN A BROADWAY SHOW
So next election, remember what your President did -
Thursday, September 1, 2005
7AM CDT — BUSH CLAIMS NO ONE EXPECTED LEVEES TO BREAK
- while you suffered.
Thursday, September 1, 2005
CONDOLEEZZA RICE VISITS U.S. OPEN

CONDOLEEZZA RICE GOES SHOE SHOPPING

January 4th, 2006
NEW ORLEANS STILL NOT SAFE FOR DISPLACED

January 24th, 2006
WHITE HOUSE REFUSES TO COOPERATE WITH A SENATE INVESTIGATION OF KATRINA

January 31st, 2006
PRESIDENT BUSH DOES NOT MENTION KATRINA ONCE IN HIS STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS
It’s the Republican Party, no the Democratic Party, that cares about you!
BUSH “SATISFIED WITH THE RESPONSE”