My favorite drag names are silly, punny ones because they show wit, wonder, and occasionally a hint of raunch. And my favorite game of all is to make some of them up myself. So here goes. Line up, start taking, and then start tucking: Adele Computer Jean Jacket Cass Cow Sudie Bastards Hop ... More >>
The St. Louis Cardinals beat the Texas Rangers 6-2 last night to win their 11th World Series. After letting up 2 runs in the first, the Cardinals scored 6 unanswered to take the series. They were down 2-3 in the Fall Classic after losing game 5 to the Rangers. David Freese was the World Serie ... More >>
What is it about planes and people and August? Was it just last year, in this very month, that flight attendent Steven Slater was grabbing two beers and heading down his JetBlue flight's emergency chute, to certain fame and then infamy and then, well, just now while attempting to Google him w ... More >>
Hours of airport fun!In a bizarre coincidence (some might even call it a "trend"), the New York Post notes that a mere two days after a stun gun was discovered in the back pocket of seat 9B of a JetBlue flight that had landed at Newark, two stun guns were found at JFK, this time in the luggag ... More >>
In a move sure to capture the ire of Americans across the country, Delta Airlines has charged American troops returning from Afghanistan via Baltimore Washington International Airport $2,800 ($200 each) in extra baggage fees. Here's video from soldier Robert O'Hair, explaining the situation, with wh ... More >>
Eat like these guys, curbside.It isn't just fast-food chains that are clued in to the food truck craze. Corporations like Heinz have jumped on the bandwagon, unleashing food truck promotions on the streets of New York. Air France is premiering its own mobile vending publicity stunt today, fea ... More >>
The federal government is investing $60 million in three major studies on the effects of climate change on crops and forests. [BusinessWeek] Modernist Cuisine for TV? Syfy is debuting Marcel's Quantum Kitchen, a new show starring molecularly inclined Top Chef alum Marcel Vigneron. [Wired] A ... More >>
Room for improvement.David Burke is no longer content to keep his empire bound to this earthly realm: starting this month, the chef will be designing in-flight meals for Lufthansa
Perhaps the most disturbing part of this story about an in-flight cockpit coffee spill is this: Pilots are allowed to drink coffee while piloting commercial airliners!? Because it seems that a coffee spill could do far worse than simply triggering a hijacking alert and forcing a United Airlin ... 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.
The iPad is an increasingly popular tool restaurants employ as as part of their point-of-sale systems. [Nation's Restaurant News] Kroger has recalled several brands of pet food in 19 states, because of possible aflatoxin contamination, which can cause sluggishness and diarrhea. [Bloomberg] ... More >>
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Actual photos, via CNNThis happened: A guy flew from Hong Kong to Vancouver on an Air Canada flight on October 29. At the beginning of the flight, he was dressed as an "elderly Caucasian male" with oddly young-looking hands. Yet, at some point mid-flight, the guy went to the lavatory and "eme ... More >>
hoyummy.comSweet, salty, or just nasty?If you thought the awfulness of airplane food was attributable solely to the fact that the airline industry hates its customers, you may be wrong.
The great canned pumpkin shortage of 2009-10 has ended. Nestle, which sells about 85 percent of the canned pumpkin in the U.S., said increased demand was to blame for the shortage. [Boston Herald] As the FDA nears the approval of genetically modified salmon, questions over its safety have ar ... More >>
In this era of gross or no airplane food, Singapore airlines has launched a cookbook. Above & Beyond, A Collection of Recipes from the Singapore Airlines Culinary Panel features recipes from such chefs as Gordon Ramsay and Alfred Portale. [FOXNews] Jennifer Rubell is a conceptual food artist ... More >>
RamsayHere is the saddest story of the week, even sadder than Foster's lost scooter (sorry!). Amy Stefanowski, a Connecticut woman who's lived in London for the past three years, was headed back to England last week after spending the summer on the East Coast. Her 3-year-old Yorkie, Ramsay, s ... More >>
You heard me! The newest gala La Daily Musto contest allows you to win unlimited JetBlue usage from September 7 through October 6 (with various conditions and provisions explained in detail below)!
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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!
The video from nyctriathlon2009 reveals that last night's 1.7-mile Underwear Run in Central Park had prizes: for instance, Jet Blue tickets to Jamaica with a 4-day, 3-night stay in Montego Bay, and free entry into Jamaica's Rose Hall Triathlon. These were given for the most imaginative Jamaica-the ... More >>
At a time when most of us are afraid to say "bomb," or even "Bombay" or "La Bamba," within 15 yards of an airport, we must take our hat off to Robert McDonald of Crescent, England, who opened the emergency door of his Delta flight last night because he felt like getting out. We know how it sounds, ... More >>
[HARKAVY is now blogging at The Smart Asset]Your Thursday New York headlines...Legislature wants to life statute of limitations on child sex abuse lawsuits: Catholic Church objects, saying bill intended to bankrupt it.Daily News shows odd bit of sympathy for monster Madoff: may have spent "his last ... More >>
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