I heard Mike Francesa hammering on this idea during his radio program today. He saw no drawbacks to the idea – letting top seeds choose their opponent in the first round of the playoffs as a reward for having the best record during the regular season. It certainly would work well for baseball. He said, [...]
Monthly Archives: September 2009
The photo is overexposed as usual, or the image would make you weep for the gift of eyes. There are layers upon layers of mountains going into the distance, all invisible in the Canon haze. It’s been beautiful up here, though it is autumn: cold, windy, damp, raw, the smell of rot in the air [...]
I’ve long been an admirer of the linguistic wit of tabloid headline writers, the alliteration, the monikers, the brevity, the improbable juxtapositions. So I was happy to get a chance to try my hand while at Gothamist. And it seems I’ve done it: I made what will be a lasting (i.e., a few months) contribution [...]
A marvellously insightful little post from a reader of Andrew Sullivan’s blog. The reader gives a decent explanation of why the terms “communist” and “socialist” appear to be used to describe people who do not seem in the least like the old Soviets. He describes what is feared as not redistribution of wealth so much [...]
I’m glad I got this opportunity to honor a Richmond Hill landmark. And the stories – the Holocaust survivor, the Vet coming back from Nam – it was just too good. I’ve been visiting that fish for more than 25 years. http://gothamist.com/2009/09/24/same_fish_in_queens_petshop_for_41.php And Louie’s tricolon abundans – “That fish! That effin’ fish! Is that effin’ [...]
This is the 365th day this website has been up. I have to thank mattw and mr. tween for encouraging me to start it, handling all the technical details, and for being my two commenters. As a result of having this place to put up some of my thoughts, conversations with friends have been jumpstarted [...]
http://gothamist.com/2009/09/23/howard_dean_former_dnc_chairman.php A good experience too. The transcription can only do so much. My favorite moment was when I told him that I had taught at Saint David’s, a school that would be familiar to anyone that went to Browning. The tone of his voice changed and he paused, as if some memory had just arisen [...]
In Brooklyn, just outside the Gothamist office.
Wrote all day today. Did what, nine posts? And I interviewed Howard Dean. (Write-up of the interview should come out later this week). My fave post of today: http://gothamist.com/2009/09/21/the_stuff_at_the_bottom_of_the_bron.php
… to write for Gothamist for a week. Give us a visit.