Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The main reason I subscribe to the New York Times crossword puzzles is so that I won't be tempted to buy the New York Times each morning.

Monday, October 24, 2011

I found a filled-in and signed Father's Day card on the street. It wasn't mine, though.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

My apartment has cable now.  Which is good, because it means I waste less time on the internet.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Friday, October 21, 2011

Durkin got me drunk, and because I'm drunk I'm willing to go out.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

People shouldn't kiss on the subway platform.  Or at the supermarket. 

Some friends and I were riding in a truck, and we came up with the idea of a superhero who only kills happy people.

So, if two people were kissing on a subway platform, he'd rush in and push them onto the tracks.  And then he'd fire off a witty one-liner, like: "Now you can kiss her...in Hell."

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

I made a visit to Zuccotti Park for the first time yesterday.  (I mean, for the first time since the hippies moved in there.)

Monday, October 17, 2011

I actually saw a dude riding a Segway down the street this morning.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Again there is baseball going on.  It's relentless, in a way.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

I realized recently, I don't currently own a single Apple product.

Friday, October 14, 2011

I was browsing www.theweek.com to learn what interesting news stories I'd missed during this past week.

What I learned is that, as of right now, I hate The Week.  And that's mostly due to one article: 

Title: A real flying carpet?
Heading: Princeton researchers excite Aladdin fans by developing a tiny carpet-like device that can float on air.

There are Disney fans, and Battlestar Galactica fans, and even fans of vampires.  But it seems weird to say someone is a fan of an individual movie.  So I clicked on the link to find out if these so-called "Aladdin fans" really existed.

Apparently not.  There was no mention of Aladdin fans, or of Aladdin, anywhere in the article.  In none of the sources cited (BBC News; International Business Times; PC World; PhysOrg) was Aladdin--whether the movie or the character--mentioned once.  And yet whoever wrote that heading said a specific thing happened.  He or she specifically said that, thanks to the work of Princeton researchers, Aladdin fans were excited.     

I don't think whoever wrote that heading is a liar.  I just think they're a lazy-ass writer, who saw the opportunity to get extra page hits by mentioning a popular cartoon.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

I hope everything I've forgotten is still stored in my brain somewhere. And that everything that's useless can be forgotten.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Whenever I post something in the A.M. I tend to grow dissatisfied with it midway through the day, and think about making an additional post--two posts a day, or more.

But that would be a disservice to people who surf the internet.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

The baseball scores have all been settled.  All is right with the world.

Monday, October 10, 2011

How can I concentrate on work, when, potentially, there are baseball scores being updated right now?

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Well, my friend is in L.A. and I'm just blogging on the internet.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

I'm not sure who reads this blog, but I'll have to assume that everyone in the world does.

Friday, October 7, 2011

J. D. Salinger's "Franny" was published as a short story in The New Yorker in 1955.  It should have stayed that way.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

The problem with having an Irishman as a houseguest is that, when morning rolls around, you can't be certain if he's gone missing or if he's just keeping to his normal schedule.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

I went running through Central Park today, then switched over to jogging mixed with a good deal of walking.  I reached the stone structure featured in The Running Man, and it was like I was starring in my own movie, called The Walking Man, and it just featured me walking past the structure trying to catch my breath.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Here is the Heroic Destiny Squad video that led indirectly to the abolition of monarchy in Nepal.





Sunday, October 2, 2011

I won't blog about Brookly rugby again until November 6th, by which point we'll either have won or not won the Div III championship.  But yesterday was a pretty fun match to watch.

Saturday, October 1, 2011