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Posted May 12, 2008 in Life • Tags:

The posh 10021 ZIP code in New York’s Upper East Side has been overtaken in the my-dick, er, house-is-bigger-than-yours war by one of the pieces that split off of it recently, 10065.

“People define themselves by their real-estate holdings much more than their ZIP codes.”

Well, that’s a relief. For a second I thought people were being shallow.

Posted May 12, 2008 in Life and News • Tags: ,

The following happened in Iowa:

Agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement entered the Agriprocessors Inc. complex in northeast Iowa Monday morning to execute a criminal search warrant for evidence relating to aggravated identity theft, fraudulent use of Social Security numbers and other crimes, said Tim Counts, a Midwest ICE spokesman.

Agents are also executing a civil search warrant for people illegally in the United States, he said.

Anyone who’s been following the immigration issue in America during the last few years knows that one of the two paragraphs above is true, and the other is horseshit. The answer is below the fold. [more]

Posted April 16, 2008 in Life • Tags:

I never thought I would turn into one of those “Remember when…” guys, but… Remember when an eight-ounce bag of potato chips cost 89 cents? I do. [more]

Posted March 23, 2008 in Life • Tags: ,

The New York Times’ age-old fascination with everything “post-modern” is revisited in an article showcasing recent works, all residential luxury towers in Manhattan, from some of today’s leading star-chitects. No mention is made of the city’s tanking economy and the fact that there might not be enough international tycoons left in a couple years to fill all these new condos. [more]

Posted January 17, 2008 in Life • Tags:

I’m listening to Tangerine Dream’s latest album, Madcap’s Flaming Duty and I am pleasantly surprised to admit that it’s the best thing I’ve heard from them in almost twenty years. [more]

Posted December 2, 2007 in Life • Tags:

A fifth-grader champions Rudy Giuliani:

There are few things more irritating than listening to some pale, behoodied ectomorph hold forth about how much better New York City was before Rudy Giuliani got hold of it.


Posted September 25, 2007 in Life • Tags:

I picked up a new iPod the other day, one of the big suckers with a 160GB capacity. (I remember when a 2GB hard drive was about the size of a small filing cabinet.)


Posted September 16, 2007 in Life • Tags:

The Derb has a curious article up lamenting the passing of a time when it was acceptable to laugh at foreigners.