Wednesday, June 24, 2009

New name for the Albany Follies

The Bungling Brothers/Skelos & Espada Circus. Let's see if this gets around...

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Addendum to Richest Man in Gotham...

As I went back and re-read this, the song Richest Man in Babylon by Thievery Corporation started playing in my head. I would love to see Bloomberg spend tens of millions of dollars on his illegal re-election campaign, thinking that would put a victory in the bag, only to lose to Bill Thompson or whoever. I'm sure he slapped the Republican party around with his money to be sure they wouldn't back any potential challenger...

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

It's been a long time...

...and I've had lots going on. But this one bit, I had to share today. It's now official: you can now find any piece of information that might remotely interest somebody on the Internet. You might not even have to look for it; it might leap out at you.

Microsoft is launching what it's promoting as a "new" Web search tool, It' s really just a relabel of its Live Search. In an article I got in my email from, Jen Hubley compared the responses that Bing and Google provided to the query "what should I do?" She said that the third result in Google's list was an explanation of what she should do "when my eyeballs fall out of their sockets," which I took to be her usual exaggeration.

But just to be sure I did a Google search on the same phrase, and the fifth result in my search was an article on titled "My Eyeball Just Fell Out of Its Socket: What should I do?"

No joke. Here's the URL: The article details an incident where Villanova basketball star Allan Ray had his eyeball literally poked out of its socket by an opposing player in a game. But apparently it doesn't have to happen as violently as all that.

Or, if you would like to check out the search yourself, just Google "what should I do." Here's the URL to my search results page, which may actually turn up different results this time:

Possible demerit to the value of Google search: this was third in Jen's search results, and fifth in mine, but the incident happened three years ago - the article is dated March 2006.