For several years now, word has been that the publishing industry is falling to pieces. Yet somehow, despite these hard times, a publisher saw to it to publish The Twitter Book.
And to top it off, The Twitter Book was so successful that a 2nd edition was printed up. We are blown away that two people bs’d enough information to make both a book proposal, and then a manuscript, and that it then became a published book that also got picked up by a distributor. It’s twitter!!!
We cannot imagine anyone needing the information that is inside of The Twitter Book, or reading it, yet it is a successful book. Because of this, we are going to draft together a book proposal for another unnecessary book and call ours THE STAIRCASE BOOK (45,000 words due January 2013). And we are going to try to get that Cory fellow to write a blurb that goes something like this, “This book delivers amazing, quality and ultra fine material on how to effectively use and enjoy staircases.”
SUCCESS!!! COMING OUR WAY!
If King Charles II of England were to magically come back to life today, we sure to hope that he would laugh and find humor in the irony of the King Highway N train subway station.
With its crumbling walls and ceiling, King Charles II might say, “Who hath bestowed such a marvel of human excellence upon my crown!?”
We aren’t fans of fracking for natural gas. Neither are a lot of people, more specifically, neither is the person who created this work of art beneath the High Line in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District.
Three bullet points from the above poster:
“Benzene kills brain cells”
“Run 4 ur lives we are being poisoned like rats buy Evian stock”
“How will u keep food & water clean? It’s too late run 4 ur lives”
What irks us about the fracking boosters who march out in support of fracking, is that they say that fracking has no bad side effects when done safely. Yet they fail to mention how terrible things become when the humans trying to frack safely screw up and poison the surrounding clean water supply — let alone how fracking safely also creates dangerous manmade earthquakes.
Governor Cuomo, please keep our water supply safe and NOT allow fracking in New York State. Thanks!
Opening Day has arrived today for the New York Mets. Not many people are expecting them to do well this year, yet are still clinging to hopes of a miracle. We are just hoping that after paying money to see some games in person, after traveling all the way out to the butt end of Queens, after going through security, and after paying for overpriced food and drinks, we won’t hear Cow Bell Man.
Cow Bell Man is a faux mascot of the New York Mets. From what we hear, he’s a man who has a day job in the healthcare industry and has season tickets. He also LOVES to walk around the stadium and bang a stick incessantly against a cow bell. Henceforth, he’s come to be known as Cow Bell Man. It seems to be a way for him to get some attention that is completely unnecessary and takes away enjoyment from the game — because when it comes down to it, a grown man banging a cow bell for hours on end is foolish and rude!!
As one might guess, we find Cow Bell Man to be ridiculously annoying. He makes being at the stadium feel as though one is in an unregulated 1930s psychological experiment that was designed to see how many hits of a cow bell it takes before one wants to put the cow bell in concrete and then throw the cow bell into the ocean so that it can never be hit again — the same feeling occurs when watching Mets games at home on television.
So, New York Mets, you’ve done pretty well this offseason. You did the smart thing by not resigning Reyes (who gave up in the 9th last night, how did he not even come close to getting to 2nd base on that dribbler to the pitcher when he started on 1st), you brought in the outfield walls, you turned the walls back to blue, and you managed to have your owners do the right thing and settle the Bernie Madoff thing for the correct price. Now please, do the right thing and STOP Cow Bell Man from being a nuisance and taking away from the game. Thanks!
This weekend, we learned that the CW has been temporarily removed from our satellite provider, DIRECTV. We learned this via word of mouth, because we really don’t watch the CW too much — only the occasional morning news (big Linda Church fans) and the 11PM hour of old sitcoms are our cup of CW tea.
We aren’t going to miss either of those moments of CW, because we can get our weather from Linda Church’s Facebook feed, and other channels have old sitcoms on in the 11PM hour.
What we are going to miss is the WGN — which is an obscure network out of Chicago that we aren’t sure why we receive due to our being in New York City. It’s so obscure in its existence that it makes the CW seem like a major network. And the only reason why we enjoy watching the WGN is for its local Chicago news program.
WGN News at 10ET/9PM Central, you’ll be missed, if only for your irrelevant, obscure, and 3rd rate production value, that is so bad that it makes poorly thought out failed sitcoms from the 1980s and Whitney appear to be of good value. We anxiously await your return!