Play was suspended earlier today at the US Open due to heavy storms and lightning in the New York City area. It brought to mind the question:
Don’t tennis players know their outfits are going to get wet?
Not from rain. From sweat.
Today was the most humid day of the tournament by far, and the players — male and female alike — were drenched, their clothes reduced to near transparency. Which begs a second question:
Do they consider this possibility when they chose colors?
Maria Sharapova and Caroline Wozniacki, who played earlier this afternoon, wore light grey and tan respectively in their afternoon match. After just one or two games, I could have sketched an anatomically correct map of not only their undergarments, but also any birthmarks, moles or particularly large freckles.
What gives, ladies?
I should really pass the blame to the clothing manufacturers. It seems like this issue should be part of their quality assurance testing.
We can do better, people.
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Although I might not have agreed with who got what award at this week’s Emmys, it was, as always, amazing to see so many truly funny people gathered in one room.
Even the nominees in the Drama categories are pretty darn hilarious when they let go.
So when I saw the news today that Canada has issued stamps with the name and likeness of five of their great comedians, I had two immediate reactions:
- Good for them. Well-deserved all.
- Why haven’t we done something similar here in in the USA, the home of comedy?
Turns out the US Postal Service did do something similar back in 1991 — a booklet of stamps honoring the comedy greats of days gone by.
When I saw these stamps, I had two immediate reactions:
- Good for them. Well-deserved all.
- Why haven’t we done something similar for the current generation of comedians and comediennes?
Do you see a pattern? More importantly, do you agree?
What current ‘funny folk’ do you think deserve to grace the correspondence that we don’t send via email? Vote in the comments!
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It’s been almost 20 years since Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks put Manhattan’s Upper West Side on the map in the rom-com classic You’ve Got Mail.
Visit my neighborhood today and all the movie’s sights are still here — the local restaurants where they rendezvoused, the farmer’s market, Riverside Park. Everything but her little Shop Around the Corner.
Well, that’s changing.
Book Culture is opening their doors literally around the corner from my brownstone apartment and taking up the ‘small bookshop mantle’ that Meg’s character abandoned lo’ those many years ago.
Their window says it best:
Now, the modern version of the movie’s ‘big bad Fox Books’ exists today — Barnes & Noble is just a couple of blocks away. So it will be interesting to see how this small store will compete on selection and pricing.
But I for one am excited to see life imitate art just feet from my doorsteps.
Wonder if the proprietor will be as photogenic?
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I was having a kind of blah Sunday.
Nothing wrong, but not inspired….just blah.
Then I found the work of artist Mel Bochner online. Look at what he was able to create around the very same idea —
Now, that’s inspiring!
(So is the rest of his portfolio. Check it out.)
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Tagged art, artist, blah, blah blah blah, celebrities, commentary, design, entertainment, Humor, inspiration, life, Mel Bochner, Sunday
I’m watching the season premiere of Doctor Who on BBC America.
Of course, it’s not just a new season, but an entirely new doctor — Scottish actor Peter Capaldi now portrays the regenerated Doctor Who, replacing the very beloved Matt Smith.
So far companion Clara is having trouble accepting the ‘update’…and I have to admit, so am I.
I started watching the series with Matt at the helm. While I’ve seen clips from past shows and different doctors — and think I would have enjoyed David Tennant’s take on the role –
I don’t want another doctor.
Of course, it’s been less than one episode. I know on an intellectual level that Capaldi will make the role his own, and, with time, I’ll probably be on board. Still…
Change is so hard.
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This is my friend Wendy Molyneux and her sister Lizzie.
They are writers for Bob’s Burgers on FOX, and last night, they very deservedly won their very first Emmy Award!
Build a special shelf at your respective homes ’cause I am very sure…
This is just the first of many!
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It’s no accident that the movie poster for What If places good friends Wallace and Chandry at a diner.
The film is clearly trying to be the When Harry Met Sally for this generation…and does a decent job.
Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan are quirky and appealing, their friendship believable, their banter quick and smart.
She has a boyfriend (who made me laugh), and Daniel has emotional baggage — plus best friend Adam Driver of Girls who has huge energy…and is huge standing next to Daniel (which is pretty funny right there).
This is a rom-com, so there are misunderstandings, yearning, romantic postcards (in this day and age), implusive international flights, fist fights, and at least two weddings — babies, too.
What if that stuff still worked in films?
You know — it kinda does.
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