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Monthly Archives: May 2008

walkscore.com

25-May-08

walkscore.com — great idea for a google maps mashup site. you type in your address, and it gives an overall ranking of your living quarters on a scale from 1 to 100, in terms of walking distance to types of businesses. here’s my walk score: love it. i guess my distance from a movie theater […]

time for hillary clinton to go

24-May-08

more accurately, it’s time for her to be made to go. these latest remarks, citing robert kennedy’s assassination as a reason to stay in the race, are beyond the pale. you can’t tell me this was just a slip. nothing the clintons do is without purpose. the superdelegates need to step up and end this […]

goodbye florent

23-May-08

great photo essay in the times about florent, the groundbreaking restaurant in the meatpacking district, narrated by the man himself. it’s going away, like mchales, cbgb’s, le madeleine, and any other of the long list of victims of gentrification and skyrocketing rents. much of what makes the city “new york” are these individual places, and […]

ellen and senator john mccain debate gay marriage

22-May-08

this is a must-watch video clip — ellen hands john mccain his head on a plate, logic-wise. here’s my favorite part: “Blacks and women did not have the right to vote. I mean, women just got the right to vote in 1920. Blacks didn’t have the right to vote until 1870. And it just feels […]

stupid stupid stimulus check boondoggle

14-May-08

kirk sent me an email that purported to give the schedule that the irs will follow when mailing out the stimulus checks this spring. did i say spring? i did. more on that later. so the email said that they would mail on a schedule according to the last two digits in your social security […]

i’m moving to oregon

13-May-08

…so i can vote for steve novick, who opens a beer with his hook hand in his campaign commercial. now there’s a politician i can get excited about. plus oregon has great weather, lots of organic vegetables, and is a great place as long as you don’t leave portland or eugene.

this and that catchup

11-May-08

it’s been a while, so here are a few short takes: » kirk was in the hospital overnight on wednesday for some tests. he’s had dizziness, general fatigue, and chest tightness for a few weeks now, and our doctor wanted to rule out the big stuff — heart problems, blood clots, lung problems, etc. thankfully […]

kirk sings “fifty percent” from “ballroom”

03-May-08

Get the latest Flash Player to see this player. [Javascript required to view Flash movie, please turn it on and refresh this page] the genesius theatre in reading, pa., where kirk first learned stagecraft, had a benefit at the end of february 2008. it was called “he sang…she sang” — men sang songs usually associated […]