Category Archives: observations

things I see and must speak on, son!

New MetroCard design, New farehikes

metrocard-sunrise-mtaThe new MetroCard is… I guess it’s supposed to be the sunrise, but it looks more like fiery damnation to me.  As in, “Use your MetroCard to escape the apocalypse!”  (It’s more like fare/toll-hike-alypse!) Read the rest of this entry

4 Crazy Stories From The First Quarter of 2015


It’s a new dawn, and a new day, and the world is feeling crazy – and not just in the “Let’s blow each other up because you worship God slightly differently than I do” sort of way.  Today, I bring you the fun version of crazy… well, mostly.  Read the rest of this entry

Icicles! Icicles!


In case it’s not clear what I’m trying to do with this title, here’s your musical aid: 
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Your Mother Doesn’t Work Here


For some reason, I had a flashback to those “Your Mother Doesn’t Work Here” signs I used to see on school buses.  At the time, I missed the obvious sexism because the signs usually just said,”Your Mother Doesn’t Work Here,” and I frankly had no idea what they were referring to.  Then, I saw the full version “Your Mother Doesn’t Work Here!  Clean Up After Yourself!” and as a day camp counselor, I went into, “OK gang, don’t leave anything on the bus – pick up the candy rappers, blah blah blah…” that sort of routine, but I’d double down  and get whatever they missed because I was in charge and they were children.  As it turns out, these signs still exist. Read the rest of this entry

Canadian White Bread is a thing


Canadian White Bread is not only a thing that exists, but it’s available for sale in America.  (Way to go the extra mile, Trader Joe’s!)  Like many things, this reminds me of back when Family Guy was funny – specifically, “A Very Special Family Guy Freakin’ Christmas” in the “Why wasn’t I told?” sort of vein.  Read the rest of this entry

You’ve gone incognito.


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I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again:  the incognito web browser setting has only one purpose.  You know what it is; I don’t need to – well, I guess I did already spell it out for you in the above image.  Anyway, the future sure is exactly what George Lucas promised us in THX 1138.*

*Wow, what an obscure reference to about one second of film from a movie nobody saw.

Enough already with the Brain Williams scandal!


I get that this Brian Williams scandal is a big story, but there are three consecutive pieces on the New York Times homepage right now. Surely there are bigger things happening in the world. And it’s not just the New York Times, it’s everybody. Nobody can stop talking about this story, and I really don’t have any idea why. I get that Brian Williams either lied or misrepresented himself or whatever, but I gotta tell you, I don’t really care. If you like listening to Brian Williams on the news, then super. If you don’t, then you probably already don’t watch him. It seems to me that this is an NBC problem; they’ll either fire him because they think he’s lost credibility with their audience or they won’t… I just can’t wrap my head around why everybody finds this story so interesting. I guess everybody loves a scandal. 
It sure would be nice the folks that have the resources to cover the big stories could just let this one go and concentrate on the stuff that truly matters .

The Hospital Pain Chart



After spending many consecutive hours in an Emergency Room, I got a fairly good idea of what actual pain is to experience as opposed to the common occurances we experience day-to-day.  Sure, it hurts when you stub your toe, but I wouldn’t say you’re in pain.  When something hurts, it’s fleeting – when you’re in pain, you need professional medical care.  That’s where doctors, nurses, technicians and support staff come to the rescue.   Read the rest of this entry


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