Saturday, November 21, 2015

sparing squid

While a vocal few here in the Piano District continue their obstruction to a cleaner, safer hood, ex-ClockTower resident Andra Tomsa is pushing for positive change.

Her “Spare” start up is ingenious, and lends a way for us all to help with New York’s food crisis.

Benefitting City Harvest and the Food Bank, her mobile app facilitates a simple round up from your bar or restaurant check to the next highest dollar amount.

That’s it.

It’s featured here at Charlies.

Co-founded and techno-fueled by the incomparably stylish Rameet Chawla, Spare brings easy charity and common sense to an arena long underserved by the general population.

Here’s your chance. Download the app.

In the meantime I’ll handle spare stuff, too. 

mostly ribs.

and grilled squid. Always seafood.

Friday, November 20, 2015

vested interests

A study of adults over the age of 60...

...found that 74% of women and 72% of men
 aged between 75 and 85 said...

"Satisfactory sex is essential to maintaining a relationship."

Women tend to focus on their faces and their hair.

Men lend more interest to activities and their wardrobe
 to stay attractive.

But knocking boots by seniors of both genders... rages on.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

at 17

Diane Lane, 1982 age 17, LIFE Magazine

We all play the game, and when we dare
To cheat ourselves at solitaire
Inventing lovers on the phone
Repenting other lives unknown,

Who call and say - come dance with me
And murmur vague obscenities
To ugly girls like me, at seventeen.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

midweek course correction


love was

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

far from the madding crowd

After Bill Gates handed MicroSoft to Steve Balmer in 2000, the company changed its focus.

Balmer wrung out the desktop instead of innovating mobile for the cloud.

He made money, but lost the race to our mobile future.

Gates quit the firm entirely in 2008 and the company has been in need of a hit ever since.

So...imitation being the most sincere form of flattery, MicroSoft opened their own Apple Store at 677 Fifth Ave.

I visited and took a tour with 2 execs last week.

You already know this stuff; the staff is dressed 
in matching t-shirts with their cards hung around their necks.

It’s a familiar, bi-level, glass experience with a glass elevator.

They have a genius bar, too.

These are Apple Store glass steps:

These are MicroSoft glass steps.

Hm. Innovation.

All they need now are the crowds.