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Archive of posts tagged NY1

Yeah, I Like a Good Investment in Infrastructure

I’ve written in the past about how I think infrastructure is sexy. As a fan of the New Deal, I love the idea of the government investing in public works and public goods and public arts. This, apparently, makes me a Socialist. A few years ago, I’d have probably just been called a Democrat. Because [...]

No Advertising on NY1

A quick break from the vacation slide show… I used to have a semi-regular feature on B&E that discussed the plethora of bad television ads that appeared on NY1 during my morning viewing. Some of my posts have continued to receive comments, particularly on ads for Binder & Binder and Hillside Honda. But the Grand [...]

Bad Advertising on NY1 – Totino’s

This Totino’s pizza bites spot is annoying, sure, but most advertising is, even the ads of higher quality (which this isn’t), so I won’t fault them for that. No, what makes this particular advertisement bad is that it features two teenage girls who love listening to music and eating pizza bites. You see, they each [...]

Hey, Manhattan! Your St. Patrick’s Day Parade Can Suck It!

Tomorrow is St. Patrick’s Day, which is a pretty big deal amongst the drinking set. No other holiday lives up to the stereotype quite like St. Patrick’s Day. Well done, Irish people. Most New Yorkers already know that the main St. Patrick’s Day parade – the one in Manhattan that goes right by St. Patrick’s [...]

Things are Fishy on Staten Island

And I don’t just mean the stench of the Fresh Kills Landfill! Today is Groundhog Day (insert movie reference here). I watched the live coverage of Staten Island Chuck on NY1 this morning. Long-time B&E; readers may remember previous mentions of Staten Island Chuck. He’s New York’s answer to Punxsutawney Phil, the notorious weather-predicting groundhog [...]

Comments That Make Me Happy

I’ve had “a week,” as people say, so I haven’t focused much energy on B&E; in the past few days. I still don’t have much to say, so let me turn to people who say things in the B&E; comments section instead. For reasons probably having to do with Google, several old posts seem to [...]

If I Can Read It, Why Can’t I Hear It?

I’ve got the venerable NY1 on again this morning, and one of the segments was sponsored by Puppetry of the Penis. The screen was yellow with giant black letters spelling out the name of the show, and as the announcer said the name of the show, penis was bleeped out. Do they not want blind [...]

In Other Words, “Up Yours, Anchorwoman!”

As most B&E; readers know, I find NY1 to be a comforting part of my morning ritual. Weather on the 1s keeps my routine on track, and the local reporting is totally charming. It’s also repetitive, which helps me know when I really need to get a move on. Every so often technical difficulties keep [...]

Dickhead Rewarded

The stupid stupidheads that call themselves the New York State Senate have finally resolved their stupid stupidness. The winner is… Dickhead Martin Espada! Espada and Hiram Monserrate were the original defectors, with Monserrate almost immediately returning back to the Democrats to create the stalemate. Thirty-one days later, the Democrats reclaim power, with Espada also returning [...]

Stay Classy, Staten Island

We had a bit of a work outing last night, taking in a game at the Ballpark at St. George on Staten Island. The Yankees’ independent single-A affiliate, cleverly called the Staten Island Yankees, play there. And I do love a minor league baseball game. Local news (NY1!) has occasional reports of the rising obesity [...]