Saturday, December 8, 2012

when, what to my wandering flash should appear




clocktower common tater

To our wonderful landlords, all of New York City and across the world, 
All the best for Hanukkah, from our ClockTower to yours.

meanwhile in Sweden


Friday, December 7, 2012

you know dasher and dancer and prancer and vicious

Oh, Santa.

I've been killing just for fun.

Well, the party is over kid.

Because I, because I got a bullet in my gun.

A bullet in your what?

(Santa's got a bullet in his gun, you know it)
(Santa's got a bullet in his gun)

Don't shoot me Santa Clause!
I've been a clean living boy I promise you,
did every little thing you asked me to.

I can't believe the things I'm going through.

they grow up so fast

It’s only natural. :-) 

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

they still cut down trees, don't they?



is it just me?

There’s a creepy story out today that VERIZON Wireless successfully patented a digital video recorder that monitors your TV room to better target advertising to you, personally.

If this won’t creep you out, nothing will.

A couple in their home noticed to be arguing, for instance, might launch a marriage counselor advertising campaign.

The link is at the bottom. This article also reported that back in 2008 Comcast grabbed a patent on a camera that would recognize your face, ostensibly to do the same thing.

They reported Google has the tech to know how many people are in the room, too.

It’s not just me, right?

Wednesday, December 5, 2012



Billy bobbed on cousin Cletus


face the music

Every New Yorker has a Donald-Trump-is-a-jerk story and I have mine, too. This week the New York Times reported just the latest.

He spoke so disgustingly of a modest Scottish farmer the Scots voted down his golf course that was to spoil spectacular Scotland landscape. No surprise there.

But here’s mine.

It was the Summer of 1997 and Babyface, Eric Clapton and Stevie Wonder were doing an MTV unplugged concert that was recorded for an album.

To say that concert was amazing kinda understates the case. 

But here’s where Trump comes in. 

As hard as this may be to believe, shouting broke out on the mezz during recording and we all craned our necks to see what the hell was going on up there.

“You can’t go in there now!” we heard somebody whisper, then “GET THE HELL OUT OF MY WAY!” boomed the Donald’s famous voice over the crowd.

“What the..???” shouted the director, “Cut! CUT!! 

The music ground to a halt and the hall went silent. Trump fluffed his jacket and sat down. He had just ruined a take, and it had to be done all over again.

Babyface, Eric Clapton and Stevie fucking Wonder.

The director reeled it back and asked the audience to applaud while the sound guy monitored levels, and at just the right moment he gave the signal and the show started up again. Later in the cutting room they spliced on the applause and no one knew the difference.

But there ya go. The famous face of NYC.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

social notworking

Here’s the short of it:

A company named Sambreel offered an application called Pagerage that lets FaceBook users customize the look of their page.

Sounds okay until you learn Pagerage was hijacking the ad spaces and replacing them with ads of their own, making revenue for themselves but cutting off the ad revenue that FaceBook had intended to earn.

The mighty FaceBook was not pleased.

So FaceBook blocked Pagerage users 
and near violence ensued. 

Sambreel responded with a nasty antitrust lawsuit claiming people had a right, and today a San Diego U.S. District Judge shoved it right up Sambreels, um, social portal.

Bottom line: Use FB the way FB says or lose it.

That sounds right.