Monthly Archives: May 2006

So not right…

Flipping channels this evening, I noticed that CBS was airing a knock off of the classic game show Price Is Right….

…and not only was it a shlocky knock off, it was being hosted by Ricky Lake!

This has to qualify as television heresy. The Price Is Right without Bob Barker is like (fill in appropriate analogy here).

Shame on you CBS. Couldn’t you have cooked up something better for the summer off-season?

Kosher Subway

Word from the Brother back in Cleveland is that the new Kosher “Subway @ The J” has opened. He’s yet to eat there, but is already contemplating all the different sandwitches he wants to try (he’ll eat a sub for himself plus a portion for me).

Any news from Cleveland about it? Anyone?
(I didn’t see anything in the CJN about it)

Today’s big event

We had a very special and important visitor at the Company today.

Who?

Mayor of NYC: The Hon. Michael Bloomberg.

He was there as part of the “ribbon cutting” for our new Midtown facility.

Sure the mayor was using it as part of a larger NYC PR oppertunity—but it was a major PR boost for the Company–and a real treat at that!

Over at Craig’slist

I need about 30 small children of all nationalities (thoroughbreds) to makes sure it’s an even playing field in the upcoming race war. I will raise them as my own, and train them each in a different martial art (we can settle that debate too).

Send me an undoctored pic, and a copy of their latest physical and maybe your baby can be the one to lead your people to total world domination.

Over at Craig’slist

I need about 30 small children of all nationalities (thoroughbreds) to makes sure it’s an even playing field in the upcoming race war. I will raise them as my own, and train them each in a different martial art (we can settle that debate too).

Send me an undoctored pic, and a copy of their latest physical and maybe your baby can be the one to lead your people to total world domination.

A Memorial Day Tribute: My favorite Veteran

It sat there on the far side of the wooden coffin.
Folded up taut, every fold smooth.
There in a perfect triangle it sat.
The Flag–red white and blue.

Grandpa served this country during WWII.
He served in the 20th Army Air Force Group
He was an airplane mechanic and told us stories of how he worked on the P-38 and the P-51 planes.
He even played for his group’s Basketball team!
Grandpa served both here in the States and over in France and after the war, was honorably discharged from the service.

Grandpa never thought of himself as a hero for having served during the war. He just saw himself as yet another man.

Grandpa, to me you were always a hero–and your service to this nation in my eyes, makes you an even greater one. You were always too modest to acknowledge it, but your time and effort in “the Service” helped contribute to our country’s victory, and enabled me to be where I am today. You were too modest and humble of a gentleman to acknowledge it, but Grandpa–you were always a hero to me.

As we sat at your funeral, eyes full of tears, I saw the flag, perfectly folded into a triangle on your casket, and was reminded of the service you did.

On this Memorial Day, we will not have the chance to enjoy some BBQ with you. Nor will we have the pleasure of spending time together, as we had done in years past.

But on this memorial day, your memory lives on more than ever.

Memorial Day

My deepest gratitude and thanks to all those veterans whos have served, or our serving to protect our freedoms and to those who have made the ultimeate sacrifice for the freedoms we enjoy.

Been there…done that

Strike shuts down Toronto’s transit network – Yahoo! News

“This strike is illegal,” Toronto Mayor David Miller told CBC television. “This strike was unlawful right from the beginning and we are hoping they will go back to work without any further ado.

Now just change Toronoto to NYC and the names of the mayors, and this story sounds all too familiar.

At least the residents of Toronto get a decent climate for their strike to occur during.

Update: Unlike here in NYC, the union had the sense to go back to work within one day

Religion and politics

Something I’ve long wondered about with the influence of both the “Religious Right” and the “Religious Left”..what role should religious institutions and clergy really play in politics and have in political influence?

This thought was spurred by the Pope’s condemnation of a Polish Catholic Radio Station

As the Pontiff said:

“The priest is not asked to be an expert in economics, construction or politics. He is expected to be an expert in the spiritual life.”

Boats!

It’s off to Fleet Week I go!

Hooray!

Update: Got to see the ships, but only from afar. They closed the line to view/board the ships at about 1:30 apparently. Though I did get to see some things and I got a good walk out of it.