Saturday, October 1, 2011


So I was walking down Broadway in the west 80’s the other day and my Mother came to mind.

She has a birthday coming up, it’s today actually, October First.

Club Monaco had a ladder in the window so I stopped to take a look. 


I can watch this for awhile. :-)
What’s that she’s leveling?

A 1933 calendar from Lansdale, Pennsylvania. 
Really? My home town. The town where Mom still lives.

A Lansdale calendar from the year my Mother was 4 years old.
No way. 
There are no accidents.

Happy Birthday, Mom.

Friday, September 30, 2011

no books you ain’t gettin any

From Wikipedia:
"John Samuel Waters, Jr. (born April 22, 1946) is an American filmmaker, actor, stand-up comedian, writer, journalist, visual artist, and art collector, who rose to fame in the early 1970s for his transgressive cult films. Waters' 1970s and early '80s trash films feature his regular troupe of actors known as Dreamlanders—among them Divine, Mink Stole, David Lochary, Mary Vivian Pearce, and Edith Massey. Starting with Desperate Living (1977), Waters began casting real-life convicted criminals (Liz Renay, Patricia Hearst) and infamous people (Traci Lords, a former porn star)."

"Waters skirted mainstream film making with Hairspray (1988), which introduced Ricki Lake and earned a modest gross of $8 million domestically. In 2002, Hairspray was adapted to a long-running Broadway musical, which itself was adapted to a hit musical film which earned more than $200 million worldwide. After the crossover success of the original film version of Hairspray, Waters's films began featuring familiar actors and celebrities such as Johnny Depp, Edward Furlong, Melanie Griffith, Chris Isaak, Johnny Knoxville, Martha Plimpton, Christina Ricci, Lili Taylor, Kathleen Turner, and Tracey Ullman."

“Being rich is not about how much money you have or how many homes you own; it's the freedom to buy any book you want without looking at the price and wondering if you can afford it.” 

Have a great weekend.

now you have

Ever go under the TappanZee in a boat?

Thursday, September 29, 2011

From the Stevie Wonder School

of Automotive Parking.

New York in 1973

Rosh Hashanah's in the house tonight

The landlords are at it again.

Happy New Year!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

livin' the dream

Handcrafted in copper and iron like the famous lady herself, the LIBERTY Bike is a custom by the Discovery Channel’s OrangeCountyChoppers in celebration of the Statue of Liberty’s 125th Anniversary Year.

I went out to see her last week and happened upon this motorcycle. Pieces for the bike were fabricated from parts collected back during her 1985-86 restoration and the cladding is taken from copper salvaged from her skin.

Wheel spokes were inspired by her crown.

The entire project took only 4 and one half weeks, just in time for episodes 24&25, Season One of American Chopper in April 2004.

Sadly, Paul Teutul Sr. and his son “Junior” were in constant disagreement, resulting in Paul Jr. being fired from the show in 2008.

By 2009, Paul Senior sued his son and won the right to force a sale of Junior’s 20% holding of OCC but a lower court overturned that ruling on appeal last December. Paul Junior still controls 20% of the company.

Not to be outdone, Paul Junior then launched a massive countersuit against his Father, charging fraud and seeking $100 million dollars in damages and a controlling interest in OCC.

So I say thank goodness we live in a country where a family commitment to creativity, excellence and hard work can rise to the very top of the cable television world, then collapse back down into legal action, acrimony and venal retribution.

The American Dream lives on. 

Monday, September 26, 2011

Hustler Sunset

might as well start here

Sunday, September 25, 2011

through the eye of a needle

“I tell you the truth, it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.” 
Matthew 19:23-24