Monday, April 27, 2009

Thanks for the Warning

Statue of Liberty flyby startles New Yorkers

Do you think it would be asking too much for a bit more warning to the public if you're going to send jetliners low over the sky in lower Manhattan? It's not like we're paranoid or anything, but there's some history here.

And why, pray tell, does the White House need a photo op of ostensibly Air Force One (though it doesn't get the call sign without the President on board) flying over the Statue of Liberty? Is it that necessary to spend hundreds of thousands (if not millions) of taxpayer dollars to send an empty 747 flying over a landmark while scaring the crap out of ordinary citizens? I can suggest some damn fine graphic designers who could give you the same result for a lot less time, money & effort.

I won't blame the President, but somebody down there is not just a damned fool, but a profligate fool to boot. With someone else's money, naturally. Schmucks.

Monday, April 20, 2009

I am back

from our Passover break, wherein again we traveled to the Southern Stronghold of the Washington, DC suburbs.

What to talk about? Matzah, potatoes, eggs, onions. It's Taco Bell for Jews (take the same 5 ingredients and mix in different ways.) Our hostess got sick at the beginning, I got sick (and pulled my back out) at the end, and a grand time was had by all.

Oh, and all heck broke loose at work, or it seemed that way if you were an ignorant troglodyte who never figured how to ask the right questions of the right people. IMPORTANT people need things, and nobody bothered asking exactly what they wanted. My last attempts (or frankly responsibility) for this ended last July, and in the end I have no idea what's happening.

C'est la guerre.

The Pulitzers are Awarded!

And nobody cares:

Las Vegas Sun wins Pulitzer, and NY Times gets 5

I dunno - I kinda love the sad, pathetic idea of awarding prestigious prizes to an industry that's tottering in senility and incontinence into the grave.

Kinda like winning the Beauty Pageant on the Titanic, dontcha think?