"Guys and doll," in today's edition of the iPad newspaper The Daily, is so much better than the world's oldest dog and all of the other dog stories combined, because it tells the gripping human interest tale of Mark Kirby and A.J. Sapolnick, whose 20-year-old son is a doll named Digby. Both m ... More >>
The Board of Regents is meeting today to discuss various new educational measures, including one that would add an extra 20 days to school -- cutting summer vacation in half. The Board of Regents can't seem to find a way to prepare students for college, so their latest plan is to increase the ... More >>
And do you know why it's so urgently important that Musto do so?
Because he's gone so batty he's talking about himself in the third person.
So, he--I mean I--will spend the week in either Maine or Massapequa (depending on which invitation comes first), where I'll get some much needed rest, ... More >>
Pretty sure M.I.A. has a legitimate point here. The New York Times's "The 31 Places to Go in 2010" article from the other day leads with an encomium to the possibilities of Sri Lanka as a tourist destination. Perhaps you'd heard something about a civil war going on over there, though? Don't w ... More >>
You've entertained me so heartily with your wit, your homilies, and your down-to-the-gut class, and as a treat, I'm giving you a week off!
Yes, I'm taking a vacation week, kids, so I can build up to the turkey club sandwich I'm planning for Thursday, and then I can have all day Friday to expel it f ... More >>
"Despite growing unemployment numbers across the U.S.," the Post breathlessly announces, "the first family is planning to spend their summer vacation on a lavish East Coast getaway that could cost taxpayers up to $50,000 a week." And since the Obama's will be spending one week there, that co ... More >>
Earlier the city asked New Yorkers to take "staycations" to save themselves money and to increase the city's declining tourism income. Local papers are picking up the charge. The new Queens Gazette encourages us to "'Staycation' In Queens, See The World." "Any adult who is a resident of this borough ... More >>
Lingering concern over our swine flu epidemic has made people frightened even to have been in New York, and will probably discourage them from taking vacations here. Tourism is taking a hit; existing hotels are cutting their prices, and new hotels are not getting built. In desperation the city is re ... More >>