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five year east river park plan underway

- dave 12-06-2021 1:53 pm [link] [add a comment]

beautiful photo of central park. hope to visit there some day!

- dave 11-27-2021 3:41 pm [link] [3 comments]

Tapestry showing Arthur as one of the Nine Worthies, wearing a coat of arms often attributed to him (c. 1385)

- dave 11-16-2021 10:01 am [link] [5 comments]

Ford f-100 retro concept E pickup 

- bill 11-05-2021 6:02 pm [link] [5 comments]

have we done the lunch box nostalgia tour before? i had the snoopy one.


- dave 11-04-2021 3:03 pm [link] [9 comments]

Researchers working with Google's quantum computer lab might have created a time crystal. The paper is still in pre print and yet to be peer reviewed. Extremely deep rabbit hole ahead.

- jim 10-03-2021 11:54 am [link] [7 comments]

I saw one on Jay Street yesterday, but didn't know what it was.

- jim 9-17-2021 9:46 am [link] [2 comments]

- dave 9-16-2021 3:59 pm [link] [2 comments]

The plan to stop COVID and every other airborne respiratory disease

- jim 9-08-2021 9:24 am [link] [1 comment]

- Skinny 9-05-2021 6:27 pm [link] [1 comment]

pinned tweet

- dave 9-04-2021 5:06 pm [link] [1 comment]

"In the big storm last week the all-time record for most rain ever recorded in a single hour was set in Central Park: 1.94" In the past hour tonight 3.10" of rain fell in Central Park."

- dave 9-01-2021 10:19 pm [link] [4 comments]

ed asner

lee "scratch" perry

- dave 8-29-2021 1:39 pm [link] [1 comment]

Attention EVs


- steve 8-19-2021 9:57 pm [link] [1 ref] [add a comment]

This is the 100th anniversary of my Mother's birth.

I didn't write a lot about her, but here is the eulogy I wrote for her. I don’t think I shared it at the time.

She died in 2007. She left her body to medical research, and didn’t give us any funerary directions. The next year my sister and I gathered with my Mother’s three sisters and our cousins for a remembrance. I opened and closed it with songs from records that I knew she liked because she bought them twice; first on vinyl, then CD. 

Here she is in 1944, with her sisters (by age) left to right: Mom (Elizabeth,) Margaret (Peggy,) Virginia, Isabel.


- alex 8-15-2021 7:49 am [link] [3 comments]

Sunset in NYC on Tuesday is at 8:00pm. This is the last time that the sun will set at or after 8:00pm in NYC until May 9th, 2022.

- dave 8-09-2021 8:59 pm [link] [1 ref] [add a comment]

three hares motif

- bill 8-05-2021 6:07 pm [link] [1 ref] [1 comment]

Knocker uppers

- bill 8-05-2021 5:56 pm [link] [1 comment]

was chatting up the woman who does some painting/wall repairs around the buildings the last few years. i have always championed her since the other idiot who does the repairs can be such a pain in the ass. she was painting outside the front door as i was coming in and ive been plotting to ask the landlord for a days work patching and painting especially as all the work in the building opened up some fresh cracks. 

its all very friendly chit chat until i ask "the question" which going in was hoping was perfunctory. but nope. she has not got vaccinated. so it quickly went down hill since any response is going to be defensive. i tried to suss out a rationale which essentially was i need more proof and i have a strong immune system and am not likely to get very sick and it only reduces the degree of sickness anyway. normally id pivot to some notion of collective good but i could tell she wasnt enjoying being put on the spot, but i couldnt help twist the knife a bit at the end by suggesting i thought she had more sense than ricky, the other handyman, who also wont get the shot and danced around his answer in even more ridiculous fashion. he more agressively claimed he studied physics so he is really a scientist and know things. 

so, so much for my everyman bonhomie. now i dont know if id even want her up here, but rest assured ive made future encounters akward if not unconfortable for the foreseeable future. so essentially just she is just like everyone else. 

- dave 8-03-2021 3:18 pm [link] [add a comment]

70 years of ikea catalogues

- dave 7-28-2021 8:47 pm [link] [add a comment]

- dave 7-21-2021 9:31 pm [link] [1 comment]