Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Jeffrey Dean Foster and the Birds of Prey "Corner of My Eye"

Here's a video of my dear friend, Jeffrey Dean Foster. We met in college and have now been friends longer than we haven't been friends.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009


The Bay Ridge Greenmarket returns on Saturday, May 2nd, baby!

That's right. The market was so successful last year that it's coming back for more.

Every Saturday, May through December, you can get fresh picked fruits and vegetables, beautiful plants and flowers, grass-fed meat and dairy products, wild-caught fish, amazing eggs, and delicious baked goods. Mmmm, baked goods.

The Greenmarket is also planning fun, free events such as cooking demonstrations, raffles, and kids & family friendly activities all season long.

Come talk to the farmers who grow your food, meet your neighbors, bring a friend, and taste the difference at your neighborhood Greenmarket!

The Bay Ridge Greenmarket is located at 3rd Ave and 95th St, and is open from 8am - 3pm every Saturday, May through December.

EBT/Food Stamps (June – November) and WIC & Senior Farmers Market Nutrition checks are accepted.


Be still my beating heart: Verizon and Apple are talking about releasing an iphone for the Verizon network by next year!

I love the iphone but I hate AT&T and I think the Verizon network is just plain better. Plus my wife and I are both on Verizon, making our calls to each other free.

AT&T has dibs on the iphone until 2010. But it looks like it may be losing exclusivity.

All hail the iphone!


Sen. Arlen Specter (R - PA) has broken up with the Republican Party and is now going steady with the Democratic Party.

Citing that
"since my election in 1980, as part of the Reagan Big Tent, the Republican Party has moved far to the right,"
Sen. Arlen Specter, now (D - PA), could give the Democrats the much ballyhooed "filibuster-proof Senate majority of 60 seats" if Al Franken ever officially wins Minnesota.

When asked to comment, the Republican Party just said it was throwing out all of Specter's cds and giving back his comfy denim shirt.

Monday, April 27, 2009


UPDATE 10:22pm:

Here's a video of the flyover:

And "By day's end, an obscure City Hall deputy named Marc Mugnos, who makes $60,000 a year, was taking the fall for not telling Bloomberg that the low-flying planes were coming. He was reprimanded."

What the hell was Louis Caldera thinking!? Caldera, director of the White House Military Office, approved a far-too-close-for-comfort flyover photo-op over New York today. Federal, state and local law enforcement agencies throughout the region were notified last week. Mayor Bloomberg didn't know anything about it. But more importantly, the public didn't know anything about it!

So a low flying plane over the city caused thousands of workers to flee their high-rise office buildings.

When President Obama found out about it he was furious. Caldera issued this apology:
Last week, I approved a mission over New York. I take responsibility for that decision. While federal authorities took the proper steps to notify state and local authorities in New York and New Jersey, it’s clear that the mission created confusion and disruption. I apologize and take responsibility for any distress that flight caused.
Way to go Caldera, you putz. Thanks for terrorizing thousands of New Yorkers.

Photo Courtesy: NY Times


Spring has sprung in the Ridge. The sun is shining, the flowers are blooming and it's time to break out the neti pot. My allergies are through the roof. Is anyone else having a hard time?

On the plus side, I don't have the swine flu yet.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009


Happy Earth Day!

There are some great tips, advice and articles over at Mother Nature Network and at the Earth Day Roundup.

Monday, April 20, 2009


The Starbucks on the corner of 75th and 3rd here in The Ridge has gotten a spanky new makeover. There's a lovely new mural and new tables and chairs.

I'd take a photo of it with my phone but I'm awaiting the arrival of my replacement phone.

It looks nothing like The Starry Starry Night.

Saturday, April 18, 2009


The Daily Record has found a rare recording of "Cry Me A River" by Susan Boyle made back in 1999. You have to hear this song. Hopefully it really is Susan. I'm going to assume it is until it's proven that it isn't.

So she records this ten years ago and nothing happened? Nobody signed her? Susan, drink it in and live it up. Your time has come.


Jimmy Fallon feels the power of Britain's Got Talent overnight-sensation, Susan Boyle.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Susan Boyle - Singer - Britains Got Talent 2009 (With Lyrics)

Susan Boyle, from last week's Britain's Got Talent, is the definition of an overnight sensation.


Today was FOX's much hyped Tea Bag Day. I'm out of the country right now. Was there any tea bagging today in The Ridge?

Monday, April 13, 2009


It was also a sad day in Major League Baseball. Detroit Tiger phenom, Mark "The Bird" Fidrych, died today at the age of 54. Fidrych had one good year. That's it. But what a year. He was Rookie of the Year in 1976 and his record was 19-9. He was plain old fun to watch. He'd get down on his knees to fill in the hole on the mound. He'd pace around the mound talking to himself and the ball.

We'll miss you, Mark.


The Dodgers had a killer home opener today. Vin Scully celebrated his 60th year calling the game, Scully threw out the first pitch to Joe Torre, Orlando Hudson became the first Dodger to hit for the cycle since Wes Parker in 1970, and the Boys in Blue clobbered the Giants 11-1.

I love LA!

Thursday, April 9, 2009


I got an email today from my good friend Mrs. Nestoria Vasquez Relevoa. She wants to give me a lot of money.
My name is Mrs Nestoria Vasquez Relevoa ,a General merchant in the United States of America, Originally from Philippine , but taking Treatment in Tokyo Japan now, I have been diagnosed with Breast cancer (117.7) and Colorectal cancer (42.7) cancer that was discovered very late due to lack of caring.

For my health. I have only about a few months to live according to medical experts. I am looking for someone reliable and trusted that can use my ($6,200M)for the less privileges and orphanage homes. Since i can’t survive this illness. Please you can contact me through this

Email address:
If only I was more reliable and trustworthy.

And if only she or her doctor cared more.
discovered very late due to lack of caring.
What a bunch of layabouts.


Over on 5th Ave there's a great deal on Touster Ovens. The ovens don't toast bread. Instead they banish the bread from being toasted.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009


I was in Food Emporium on 8th and 49th yesterday and noticed that in aisle five they're selling things that don't move. I'm curious if they sell stationary items in all of the Food Emporiums or just that one.

Sunday, April 5, 2009


UPDATE: 4/6/09, 9:30pm
The LA Times is reporting that Farah is doing well. She was admitted to the hospital because of a blood clot that was probably a side effect of her treatment in Germany. Hopefully it's true.

Here's some sad news for all of you Charlie's Angels fans: Farah Fawcett is reportedly in an LA hospital, unconscious, and in critical condition.

The 62-year old bombshell has been battling cancer for several years.

I hope this angel pulls through and doesn't become an angel.