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  • We Love You Guys (Belch, Vomit)

    published Dec 31, 2008

    Image via the New York Public Library Later tonight, when we are maudlin-drunk, we will want to thank our readers for their patronage and feedback, so let us do that now while we can still make ours... More >>

  • Ex-Jet Wins Comeback Award

    published Dec 31, 2008

    A few hours back Allen Barra explained the grave mistake the Jets made in replacing Chad Pennington with Brett Favre. Now the Associated Press has unlined Barra's point by naming Pennington the Comeba... More >>

  • Times: Walking on New Year's Day Can Kill You

    published Dec 31, 2008

    Planning on walking home from your New Year's revels in the wee hours? Be especially careful. The Times tells us that, per an Injury Prevention article, New Year's Day is the "deadliest day of the yea... More >>

  • Lawyers Who Sought Sex with 13-Year-Old Suspended

    published Dec 31, 2008

    What gets a lawyer disbarred in New York? Apparently not trying to "engage in an oral sexual act" with a 13-year-old. In 2004 barrister Steven J. Lever chatted online and had several phone calls with ... More >>

  • amNY Finds Upsides to New Year, Which We Partially Endorse

    published Dec 31, 2008

    You might expect us, as board-certified curmudgeons, to note the end of 2008 with bleak visions of a hellish new year. But our colleague Ward Harkavy has already posted the mother of all New Year's bu... More >>

  • Padavan Wins BOE Vote, Gennaro Challenge Continues

    published Dec 31, 2008

    The Observer reports that the local Board of Elections has "certified" the election of Republican Frank Padavan over James Gennaro for the state senate, though neither the city nor state BOE sites yet... More >>

  • 10 Minutes of "The City" Temporarily Available to Bums Like Us

    published Dec 31, 2008

    The Video Is Not Longer Available Box above once housed a 10-minute clip from "The City," the new series about "life" in "the city" which has captivated local scribes. We spent our cable money on ri... More >>

  • Happy Nude Year!

    published Dec 31, 2008

    At the University of Salford, hard by Manchester, England, the charitable organization Receive and Give has teamed with Salford Students Stripped to produce a nude calendar to aid, ironically, the He... More >>

  • Kennedy Catches a Break from Local Papers

    published Dec 31, 2008

    Today the local papers give Caroline Kennedy a sort of New Year's reprieve, suspending their recent, almost-probing attention in favor of ambiguously soft stories. The Times, master of the two-way hea... More >>

  • Rangel Paid Parking Tickets with Campaign Funds, FWIW

    published Dec 31, 2008

    It has been weeks since someone turned over any dirt on Charles Rangel, so let's thank the Daily News for noticing the Ways and Means Chairman's use of campaign funds to pay his parking tickets. Of co... More >>

  • In This Week's Village Voice

    published Dec 30, 2008

    Everyone likes lists, and everyone likes movies, so every year we poll the nation's critics and give the old Pazz & Jop treatment to the films of the year. In our Ninth Annual Film Poll we have our ... More >>

  • McCain Lobbyist Friend Sues Times for Defamation

    published Dec 30, 2008

    "Mr. McCain, 71, and the lobbyist, Vicki Iseman, 40, both say they never had a romantic relationship. But to his advisers, even the appearance of a close bond with a lobbyist whose clients often had b... More >>

  • Splitting Suburban Couples Suffer Awfully from Housing Decline

    published Dec 30, 2008

    Okay, now they're just trying to be funny. The Times tells us about Marci Needle and her unnamed husband who "owned a million-dollar home near Atlanta and another in Jacksonville, Fla," and are having... More >>

  • Blagojevich Says Screw You, Names Senate Replacement

    published Dec 30, 2008

    There is a significant difference of opinion between Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich and the Illinois state senate. The Governor believes it is his duty and privilege to name a Senator to replace Pr... More >>

  • Palin Named Most Desirable Celebrity Neighbor

    published Dec 30, 2008

    We can never get enough Sarah Palin, so we're pleased to announce that in a poll conducted by real estate company Zillow, the governor of Alaska has been named America's Most Desirable Celebrity N... More >>

  • Housing Prices Drop, Not Soon Enough For Us

    published Dec 30, 2008

    The October numbers are in, and U.S. single-home prices dropped 18 percent against the previous year. Newer mind the suburbs, you say; what about here in the land of the $1,885 alcove studio? More g... More >>

  • Bristol Palin Has Her Baby; Wedding Suggested

    published Dec 30, 2008

    Sarah Palin's daughter Bristol had a 7 lb., 7 oz., baby boy on Sunday, whom she and her boyfriend have named Tripp. To celebrate, some rightbloggers are pushing the happy couple to get married pronto.... More >>

  • Gelinas: Don't Take That Federal Money, NY, It's a Trap (Updated)

    published Dec 30, 2008

    Every New York governmental agency has its hand out for government largesse from tax-and-spend liberal Obama. At the New York Post, the Manhattan Institute's Nicole Gelinas says they shouldn't. It's "... More >>

  • Battle of the Aggressively Green Times Square Billboards!

    published Dec 30, 2008

    Coca-Cola proudly announces its 30-odd Times Square signs will be wind-powered for New Year's Eve and presumably thereafter. "We are proud to lead this renewable energy movement on the Great White Wa... More >>

  • Diddy Pays for Your New Year's Cab Ride to the Next Bar

    published Dec 30, 2008

    The city didn't go for Sean Combs' offer to donate $1 to local charities if they refashioned the New Year's Eve ball to resemble "the blue stone of Ciroc," a vodka he promotes. So now he's offering fr... More >>

  • Soda Tax Outreach Hits YouTube

    published Dec 30, 2008

    Our with-it state government is pushing its soda tax with a YouTube video starring State Health Commissioner Dr. Richard Daines (who told us earlier this month that if this tax works out, they may m... More >>

  • 5 Banks Robbed Yesterday in 4 Boroughs

    published Dec 30, 2008

    Citizens responding to the financial crisis robbed five banks in the city yesterday. A WaMu was hit in the Bronx at 9:20 a.m., then a Valley National near Flatbush, then an HSBC in Long Island City, t... More >>

  • Albany! LL Cool J Endorses Smith, Diaz Fights "Homosexual Marriage"

    published Dec 30, 2008

    Say, aren't our elected representatives supposed to go to Albany and get sworn in on January 1? And isn't the fate of the elected Democratic majority -- the state's first since the Ice Age -- still un... More >>

  • The New Yorker Looks at the Village Voice

    published Dec 30, 2008

    We commend to you Louis Menand's New Yorker piece, "It Took a Village: How the Voice changed journalism." You'd expect us to do that, of course, but we aren't just reflecting perceived flattery. The... More >>

  • Ann Savage, 1921-2008

    published Dec 29, 2008

    Hollywood actress Ann Savage passed away on Christmas Day after a series of strokes. She had a long, active career, but she is primarily known for playing Vera in Edgar Ulmer's 1945 Detour. The movie... More >>

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