Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Global Warming Update

You know I like to keep you updated on this scary Global Warming thing. Here’s another scary tidbit for ya:

Arctic August: NYC Sets Record For Coldest Day

Yeah, that and I just saw a thing on Eyewitness News This Morning about how Norwegian fishermen are battling the worst impacted ice they’ve seen in fifty years.

Guess I’d better go turn that thermostat down a notch.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Sleep With the Dogs, Wake Up With Fleas

OK, so let’s review: the Chinese are trying to kill us with tainted vegetables, kill our pets with botulism, and kill our children with small-part-and-lead-filled toys.

Why are we buying ANYTHING from a country that bulldozes Democracy protesters? Why are these assholes back on the “favored nation” status?

Grunt.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Phil Rizzuto – 1917-2007

Longtime Yankees announcer and shortstop Phill Rizzuto passed away earlier today at the age of 89 after a long illness.

It’s funny…I had just been thinking about Phil on Old Timer's Day...I knew he was in bad shape and I was wondering how much time he had left.If you grew up in New York City in the 70s, you probably think fondly of the days when you could walk around the neighborhood streets and from everyone's front porch or backyard you could hear the sounds of Phil, Bill White and Frank Messer. The Yankees were returning to prominence, on the precipice of a Dynasty, and the Yankees ruled NYC. Rizzuto, White and Messer were the soundtrack of your summers.

Hopefully Frank is waiting for Phil with a microphone in hand.

Rest in peace, Scooter - you were one of a kind...

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Who Ordered the Tornadoes?

WELL. The huge storms that tore through parts of Brooklyn and Staten Island yesterday morning proved to be – as suspected – the rarest of all weather phenomena: New York City tornadoes!

For those of you in other parts of the country that don’t know, we really don’t get a whole lot of tornadoes ‘round there parts. There are a lot of scientific reasons for that – from the lack of flat grounds to the geographical makeup of the five boroughs…although I personally believe it has more to do with the scarcity of trailer parks than anything else.

Sure, we’ve had a couple of brief twisters her and there, but they usually touch down and pop right back up. There were the real deal – destructive, F2 tornaders. Luckily, they missed the Hank & Jim studios by a couple of miles.

The old adage is true: if you hang around long enough, you will see everything.