Two more wins.
The more you know…
Did you know NBC has been producing those cheesy PSAs for 25 years?
I think they are some of the more cringe-worthy moments in television writing history, and I only have to watch them. The poor celebrities have to try and sell the stuff. But the network keeps cranking it out to meet their public service commitment to the local community.
Now, I’m not saying the ideas behind the messages aren’t good. But there has to be a more creative way to do it. Music videos. Demonstrations. Puppets. You name it.
I think the celebrity spokespersons and the audiences would appreciate it (and actually listen to the darn things for a change).
Someone has to know that.
Does tennis great John McEnroe have a history of histrionics?
But I take issue with media outlets like Page Six calling his recent comments about New York City cyclists a ‘rant.’
McEnroe was speaking with ABC correspondent Lynn Sherr at a Central Park Conservancy Women’s Committee luncheon when he made the remarks, citing his experience as a cyclist himself.
I didn’t attend the luncheon, but his remarks in the article give an accurate account of the majority of cyclists’ behavior in Central Park. They travel at dangerous speeds, don’t break for pedestrians, and have caused numerous injuries and even a few deaths.
I personally appreciate someone of McEnroe’s stature bringing attention to this situation.
Remember when we had unbiased media who filed the stories?
But a candy corn bagel?
Yes, that is the super-shiny, garishly colored baked product on the left.
It’s sold, of course, at a bakery in my beloved adopted hometown of New York City.
Now, I love a theme, but this bagel just looks wrong to me. But before I pass judgment, I wanted to get your thoughts.
Living a block from Central Park in Manhattan, I’ve been known to get a bit grouchy come Saturday morning when yet another group of runners clog the streets and walkways and generally disrupt my morning walk.
Don’t they know we dog people own the park?
But today there was a run that even I can get behind –
This 5 kilometer (3.1 mile) race for people of all ages challenges participants to go the distance while stopping to eat three cupcakes at checkpoints along the course. Tasty!
Plus, a portion of the proceeds benefits New York Cares.
And if that isn’t reason enough to love this non-traditional charity event, here’s one of my favorites –
It’s run in Astoria.
Only a few US states have official snacks.
South Carolina has boiled peanuts. Texas chose chips and salsa. Lucky Illinois has popcorn and Utah has Jell-O.
Now, I know that New York produces a lot of dairy products, and that yogurt is a healthy snack choice.
But that is the most depressing official state snack ever.
New York isn’t smooth and creamy and vanilla and boring. We’re every color of the rainbow and loud and crunchy. You’d probably break a tooth on a snack that really represented our state.
Yogurt? I mean, seriously…that’s embarrassing.
I may have to move.