First potato and asparagus arrived!!
What to make of...
We really enjoyed Ozark on Netflix. Now we need something new...
i joined the criterion collection Chanel as a charter member for one year renewable at $90 bucks. Anyone else join? Enrollment is still open of course at a slightly higher rate.
Wow, fire at Notre-Dame de Paris looks catastrophic; so sad. Not even a thousand years old.
remember when we all talked about moving to butte? good times, or times, at least.
could be one of those legendary tv days that youll remember for the rest of your
life week. liverpool v chelsea as liverpool fight to stay 1 point back of manchester city with 5 games to go. pretty good. 4 first round playoff basketball matches.... ehh. good for a channel surf or two. playoff hockey for whoever watches that and baseball for the fox news set. but leading the sporting news as he somehow still manages to do is tiger woods who is currently in second at the start of the final round of the masters. so strap on the ol' jim nance feedbag as they pushed starting times up for weather related reasons. lets see if he can still be in the hunt by the 1130 kickoff of the liverpool game.
and, oh yeah, final truncated season of game of thrones at 9. so excited my toes are almost wiggling. where is a bottle of nembutal when you need it. seriously, i need i bottle of nembutal. just boning up on my barbituates. what a great era that must have been to be
alive sleepwalking through life.
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)