Just went for a spin
and based on my purely olfactory survey, a lot of Brooklyn’s gettin’ high tonight.
Kennedy Ground Traffic Slightly Faster Than A...
evangotlib: “Runway 4 Left at Kennedy International Airport was closed for more than an hour this morning. The cause: turtles on the runway. Specialists from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey removed about 100 diamondback terrapins from the runway around 10 a.m., said John P. L. Kelly, a Port Authority spokesman.” Turtles Force Runway Closing at J.F.K. Airport - NYTimes.com ...
2011 Best Books of the Year So Far: Top 10 by... →
When I posted this, almost exactly a year ago, I was excited to read The Tiger’s Wife. But it wasn’t published yet. So, yeah, that happened. Call me prescient. I’ll deny it.
You might not know this, but one of my responsibilities as commander in chief is...– The President, yesterday, in a speech to staff at the National Robotics Engineering Center (via listenupnerds)
Why was the pyramid only worth $64,000?
#things we never thought to ask
New York State Senate defines marriage as a union...
NY Gay Marriage Passed
asie: NY Gay Marriage Passed
carlovely: congrats to my favorite new york ‘mos. GET HITCHED!
Took a nap.
What’d I miss.
To the people who stole my Les Paul →
Holy crap they got Whitey →
On the matter of busting one's ass in a suit
Did a work event today that started in the office and ended on the High Line. High level meetings all day: smooth, well-rehearsed theater punctuated by people suffering from intense, often inexplicable panic. Cars to the site; guided VIP walking tour; dinner under a tent (an excellent choice, we realized, once the skies opened up). The lovely and laser-like Sandra Day O’Connor more or less...
Battle of the 70s TV Themes
I can’t decide which is best. They all have their merits, are perfect in their own right, blahblahblah. 1. Theme from The Rockford Files 2. Theme from Welcome Back Kotter 3. Theme from Space 1999 They all share some popular instrumentation. But: while Space 1999 is notably absent any harmonica stylings, it does feature a complicated time signature. ONLY TWO feature timpani. And only one...
One Step Closer to Vaccine for Cancer? →
abcnewsradio: Researchers say repeated inoculations with the virus-based vaccine cured 80% of the mice. The vaccine reportedly did not induce an autoimmune response, meaning that the immune system did not start attacking normal, non-cancerous cells.
In Praise of Not Knowing →
I had an awful history teacher who failed me on a project because instead of just writing a report of known facts, I focused on an evolutionary mystery. That was the exciting part: the question mark. I think he supplemented his time coaching football.