Hawaii comes East for this canoe race
If you're planning on flying in or out of JFK over the next few days, the rumblings of an imminent strike by contracted security guards at the airport starting scheduled to start tomorrow might have given you some concern. (Alternately, even if you weren't doing holiday flying, the idea that the pe ... More >>
We win! Once again, you guys! New York City airports are liked by few but used by many, which makes them generally problematic to all. According to Frommer's, and they know from travel, JFK is the worst of the worst, with La Guardia and Newark (which is, apparently, "dull" -- isn't that actually sor ... More >>
Turtles! 100 diamondback terrapin turtles flash-mobbed a runway at JFK airport today, leading to closure of that route for more than an hour. "Specialists" (because have you ever tried to pick up a turtle? It's scary!) removed the turtles at around 10 a.m., reports the New York Times City Roo ... More >>
1) Mel Gibson. Mel's onslaught of hate was horrific, though it actually did his career credibility some good when it got him bumped from The Hangover II. 2) Carl Paladino. He's still pulling his foot out of his ass over those gay remarks--but not that quickly.
Kelsey Grammer wants you pregnant. Kelsey Grammer is a conservative Republican (though he has arguably OK views on gay marriage that have coincided with his appearance in Broadway's La Cage aux Folles). And he has some interesting family values of his own, it turns out.
JetBlue CEO demonstrates what not to do.This is exactly why you should read the airplane safety manual. If you get in a fight with one of your row-mates, or if the powers that be are insisting on keeping you on the tarmac so long you're actually going insane, or if you forgot something really ... More >>
Does running in your underwear make you go faster?
Spirit Airlines just announced a fee for carry-on bags put in the overhead, but now the Dublin-based Ryanair is going several nervy miles above that. They're considering charging people every time they use the bathroom on short flights!
An employee of the Dominican consulate was sentenced in a Manhattan federal court to 20 months in prison today for smuggling into the country Dominicans who posed as members of his family. While working as a clerk at the consulate, between October 2007 and July 2008, Francisco Estevez made an averag ... More >>
Something to spice up the Ikea furniture
In this July picture, the mayor is not selling candy for a basketball team or a school trip. No one is! But do NYPD subway searches violate people's rights to be "secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures"? (Source: NYC.gov) Closing arguments a ... More >>
Wrath of a salesman: Paranoid '70s misfit reinvents himself as weapon of self-destruction
Government agencies roasted for screw-ups in war on "terror"
Oops, Says Prez. Let's Keep That AIDS Office