I have Pho for breakfast 2 or 3 times a week.....
Linda did not like my 1/2 homemade breakfast today....
Talk about Main Stream Media crap…
I’ve got a new work computer with Windows 10 (yech) and every time I open a tab it throws a bunch of clickbait pseudo news stories at me. I’m a sucker for history, so I check out “on this date” from MSN “news” and read “1862: Siege of Yorktown begins” a weird conflation of the revolution and the civil war: “The Battle of Yorktown begins as union forces under Gen. George McCellan arrive to take command in Virginia. The culmination of the Yorktown campaign after the siege proved to be the last major land battle of the American Revolutionary War. The surrender by Cornwallis, and the capture of both him and his army, prompted the British government to negotiate an end to the conflict.” Then I learn that Howard Hughes died in a plane crash, which he didn’t; he almost did earlier in his life, and he was probably on a plane when he died, but it wasn’t from a crash. How do they come up with this stuff, millennial bots going through Wikipedia backwards? And these are just obvious ones I happen to know; how much bullshit goes undetected? (Wonder if they will make corrections.)
Can you beat this in life?
They finally started taking reservations, and because that meant I wouldn't have to wait in line for three hours, I went to Au Cheval, the much hyped Chicago burger restaurant. Nice room. Super buzz (too much for me but I'm old.) Cool location in Cortlandt Alley. But "best burger in America"? No. It's a good burger, sure. Fries are quite good. Fried bologna sandwich sounds interesting in a low brow hipster way although we all had the burger so I can't say for sure. Nothing specific to complain about but it didn't knock my socks off. Doubt I'll go back except maybe if I had someone in from out of town and I thought they might like a fancy burger restaurant in a cool graffiti-fied back alley in Tribeca. It's almost like if Universal Studios did an NYC amusement park, this would be the cool downtown burger place in it. But again, I guess I'm old.
Rammer house resto
RIP gallerist extraordinaire John Gibson. Died at age 85. I did well by him. Will look for a good bio. No Wikipedia entry. He did mention when doing a studio visit on east 2nd street (A-1st), that he knew the block as he had visited the C. Oldenburg pop store in ‘61.
Dan Walsh is with Paula Cooper but there is work coming out of Pace Prints by him and it’s stunning. (Imho)
Directed by William A. Levey, the film features many television stars from the 1960s and 1970s, among them Scott Baio, Flip Wilson, Maureen McCormick, Ron Palillo and Ruth Buzzi. Patrick Swayze's leading role as the skater "Ace" was his first movie performance. Also in the cast are Sydney Lassick, Billy Barty and Playboy centerfold model Dorothy Stratten.
think when i started watching soccer in earnest after the 2010 world cup i paid about $110 for my cable package which included and added sports package and hbo. that configuration would be approximately $145 now.
back then, fox aired two english games in the morning on saturday and sunday and two german games in the afternoon. goltv aired italian games in the morning and spanish games in the afternoon. espn had a game of the week (usually) on a monday afternoon. fox (with an assist from directv) aired every champions league game and europa league game and someone picked up the slack for the two english cup tournaments.
now espn has the italian league rights and the english cups. they aired one free italian league game this morning at 630. all the other games are only available streaming at $5 or so extra dollars per month on espn+.
turner bought the rights this year to the champions league. instead of airing all 146 matches as had fox/directv they are airing 47. the rest are only available via steaming at an additonal cost. too lazy to look it up.
nbc has had the rights to the english premier league and they do a good job and air usually 5 matches each weekend and the occasional midweek match but for the first few years on directv they aired all 18 games each week.
espn aired every match for the 2014 world cup. fox bought the rights and aired on 38 of the 64. surely the rest were available to stream at an additional cost.
this is all way too much to watch. i had cancelled the extra sports pack and lost access to spain & italy (at the time) & france though mostly because i didnt want to pay the extra $15 a month. lost the last five years of messi & barcelona in the process outside of the champions league. kind of a bummer but was overkill.
now today there was an english cup final which i wasnt even aware of but espn only streamed it. theyre more interested in forcing viewers to pay for a service, steaming no less, than bring you a game of pretty high interest. kind of gross that increased interest in the game made it less accessible. and, of course, the leagues themselves are only interested in the highest bidder, not necessarily the best exposure.
poor dude hung himself yesterday. would hear him now and again on podcasts. this is a snippet of his sort of anti-comedy. beloved by his fellow comedians. his name was brody stevens.
hells angels leaving, sidewalk cafe closing and a marshalls opened up next to katz's. tough week for the east village.
You know you're getting old when find yourself thinking about this:
got 121. had only one majorish early show i did not recall. you just have to name a show and it will fill in the multiple time slots it appeared in.
Why did I not check the frozen section at the top Japanese grocery here till Feb 2019?