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Archive of entries posted on July 2010

Now You People Are Making Me Mad. Yes, “You People.”

So now Newt Gingrich is adding his two cents to the mosque-near-Ground-Zero argument. No, he’s not anti-Muslim. Just build the mosque elsewhere. Build it near Central Park, near Columbia University, near the back of the bus, just not near Ground Zero. Since when does some Dickhead from Georgia get to tell New Yorkers where to [...]

God Loves Geeks

A geek I work with knows that I grew up in the land of Fred Phelps. And because my colleague is a geek, he’s been following the goings-on at Comic-Con in San Diego. One such going-on was a Westboro Baptist Church/Phelps Family Singers God-Hates-Fags-a-Thon. Geeks, being geeks, turned out with a very strange and terrific [...]

Remember the Mets?

The first half of the Mets season was actually pretty decent. And now that they have their entire team back after the All-Star break, they should be even better, right? Of course not. They’ve lost six of their last seven. I think maybe I know what the problem is. In today’s New York Times, there [...]

Yes, You’re Bigots.

You’ve probably heard by now that a developer has proposed building a mosque near the site of the World Trade Center. It got near unanimous support from the community board down in those parts (no small feat) and frankly isn’t a big deal at all. Unless you’re a bigot. You see, the bigots have decided [...]

One Step Closer to Darth Vader

Maybe it’s that I’m getting older, but more and more I don’t feel right about celebrating someone’s ultimate demise. So as much as I may dislike Dick Cheney and everything he stands for, I won’t dance a jig when his ticker finally gives out. Or at least I won’t do it publicly on B&E. Still, [...]

If You Knew You Could Not Fail, Are You a Dickhead?

Thanks to my Fairy Godmother (thanks, Fairy Godmother!), I’m getting the Nation magazine again, which makes for really proper reading material during one’s daily commute. One particular nugget really got up in my craw. Some of you may have heard of Tony Hayward. He’s the CEO of BP. He’s that classy guy who said, while [...]

George Died. Oh, and 9/11.

Yeah, so I’m a Mets fan. Still, I rather liked George Steinbrenner. He and the Yankees deserved each other, and I mean both the positive and negative implications. I’m glad he didn’t own the Mets. Steinbrenner was like your favorite drunk uncle that you’re really glad isn’t your dad. So RIP, George Steinbrenner. The Yankees [...]

Dude, That’s Fucked Up.

I live in New York City, and I’ve seen some fucked up shit in my day. But this is probably the fucked-uppiest of them all. A friend of ours lives on the third floor of a brownstone in Brooklyn. She awoke to carnage in her kitchen. Crap all over the floor, almost like a break-in. [...]

Pausing For Station Identification or Something Stupider

Yeah, so the computer I use for both work and play is in the shop, and I may not have access to it for a week or more. I feel shockingly lost without it. The good news for you, B&E readers, is that you won’t have to put up with any more vacation photos until [...]

My Summer Vacation – Beaches

No, not the Bette Midler film. The missus and I went to some wicked beaches during our time in the Pacific Northwest. At no point was it actually warm enough to swim, but that doesn’t mean the beach visits aren’t worthwhile. And the PacNW knows how to do a beach. This is a small beach [...]