If you ever volunteer at WFMU (or live in the vicinity shhh), you will find this statue when getting off the PATH train. How can you not gaze on it and wonder about the stuff you were wondering about before and will wonder about? If you like WFMU, you are someone who is on your toes. I really miss SIP.
Looking for new stuff from these dudes.
I suppose I should be talking about people and myself more but in the meantime have some more photos with nobody in them.
Now is the winter of our sports enthusiasm. We hate basketball because it's ruled by tall people and the scores are too high. (Think about it.) Football is over and we only like it when the local team wins, and half the time it's a field goal in the last two minutes. Congratulations to the New York Giants. We like volleyball somewhat but no network TV will deign to cover that even though it's the number two sport in Brazil. Here at mchuge.net, we like baseball. Baseball has no time limit. It has lots of rules but time is hardly ever called for foul play and there are no foul shots. It's played practically every day. Greatness is earned over long stretches of time. Blah blah. On that note, here are some shots of Yankee Stadium in the snow. I don't claim to be a Yankee snob although they are my team. If you beat them, more power to you. These photos are offered so we may all look forward to baseball in April.
My friends Spanglish Fly are finalists in WNYC's Battle of the Boroughs! I DJ'd for them one night a while back... Go here to see other finalists and VOTE!
I lost my second set of keys on this very night before christmas. If you have them, please drop them in the mail because I had a bunch of barcoded coupon things that all have my address and phone number. Don't worry, I'll have another set made up if you threw them in the dumpster.
Sorry, can't get past it. Happy holidays.
My hard drive fell apart last night. I am sad. Anyway, this is about as close as I'll get to Christmas music on the blog.
Christopher Hitchens left this mortal coil late last week before he could say goodbye to Vaclav Havel and Kim Jong Il. I was disturbed by all the eulogies that praised him effusively for having nought but wit, a profuse pen, and a big personality that worked well on cable news. So here are two essays that set the record straight on this propped-up imperialist apologist for the biggest mistake of the previous decade. Glenn Greenwald compares his canonization with that of Ronald Reagan's. Greenwald wrote a similar essay when Tim Russert died as a journalist celebrated for softballing any and all propaganda the White House dished out. Katha Pollitt talks about his drinking and sexism. Stories of Hitchens' drinking bouts sometimes landed on the gossip pages and other anecdotes occasionally reached my ears. In the 2000s, he had written enough for me to disagree with him on most points so I accepted his essential schtick -- the smart, drunk, party guy from the left who flipped out after 9/11 -- but I was surprised anyone of the left or libertarian bent took him seriously anymore, especially his pity party at Vanity Fair. As Pollitt says, he will be missed because he was larger than life. After that, it's the booze talking.
These are just okay but so what. Con Ed, still on it pretty much 14 Street sunset