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anybody ever go to the jane hotel? saw some comedy-type monologue show interspersed with a couple of songs last night. couple of the performer were good including the one i went to see, others not so much. but i was fortunate to get one of the last seats in the balcony though it was on a low couch and i had to spy the acts through the ironwork railing and occasionally fronds from a large plant. place definitely has a wes anderson vibe only slightly creepier. the room was cool though. here it is on its best day bathed in natural light. probably 25% shabbier in reality which is fine by me.
whats this place go for? 2, 300 grand?
hack photog nyc
remember when we all talked about moving to butte? good times, or times, at least.
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.)
Rammer house resto
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:
There was a harbor seal loafing on the old submarine today at Calvert Vaux Park. First time I've seen one out of the water in Brooklyn.
RIP Super Dave
https://books.google.com/books/about/_.html?id=anNsDwAAQBAJ Serra / Foster
The David Randolf Singers perform Sing We Noel Once More
Song of the Nightingale; may be confused with an angel’s
As a fan from the ‘60’s, when Marvel was the underdog upstart, I’ve taken some satisfaction from the way they’ve become a dominant force in pop culture, though at this point things may have gone too far. Still, Marvel was a big part of my youth, and Stan was the guy who really made it happen. He’s taken a lot of criticism for hogging credit from his artistic collaborators, particularly Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko, but Stan was the one who coordinated the whole thing, maintained continuity, scripted a prodigious number of books each month, and set the overall tone; no one else did more to give Marvel its particular personality. Quite a legacy for a guy who was pushing 40 when the ball got rolling with the Fantastic Four in 1961, and who was still active into his 90’s. Face Front!