This morning many New Yorkers were puzzled by the presence of a particularly prodigious Rubik’s Cube, floating along the Hudson River on a barge.
Or maybe not. (They live here….they’ve seen everything by now.)
The colossal cube was created by the Liberty Science Center in neighboring Jersey City as part of their weekend-long celebration of the popular game’s 40th birthday.
While you are recovering from that punch to your sense of time and space, think about this –
What other games from our childhood deserve to be made ginormous and set afloat on a nearby body of water?
Easy Bake Ovens? Troll Dolls? Pet Rocks?
Cast your vote in the comments!
Posted in Children, Entertainment, Games, Humor, Life, Museums, Toys
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This clip from Late Show with David Letterman has been circling around the Interwebs today and made me laugh.
Of course it did. It’s a classic Stupid Pet Trick.
Now…didn’t that do you some good?
Posted in Animals, Celebrities, Comedy, Dogs, Entertainment, Humor, Internet, Life, Television
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Admit it — most of us don’t read the manual that comes with our new smart phones cover-to-cover.
Maybe not at all.
So it’s not surprising that articles like “21 Things You Didn’t Know Your iPhone Could Do” literally amaze.
However, I would like to add a feature to that list that applies to any brand of mobile phone. It crosses platforms, versions, price points — you name it. And in New York City, it has proven extremely valuable on a daily basis.
Sidewalk Ambassador Avoidance
Got a mobile phone at your ear? Appear to be in a conversation? They leave you alone.
World peace. It’s what every beauty pageant contestant wants.
Posted in Advertising, Business, Humor, Life, Relationships, Shopping, Technology, Walking
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July 7, 2014 in Animals, Dogs, Humor, Life, Photography
Tagged animals, dog tired, Dogs, how are you, Humor, life, photography, tired
I spend most Fourth of July holidays occupied by a very British tradition –
The Championships, Wimbledon
In recent years there haven’t been any American tennis players, male or female, in contention for the major titles. This year’s champions are Serbian Novak Djokovic — yay! — and Czech Petra Kvitova.
But things may be changing in a few years.
The boys Wimbledon final was an all-American affair between qualifier Noah Rubin and six-seeded Stefan Kozlov. Rubin won in three sets and the two players, who are friends off-court, posed for this patriotic shot with their trophies:
Finally — some American fireworks in jolly ol’ England!
Posted in Holiday, Humor, Sports, Travel
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I found a Fourth of July dessert that I surprisingly haven’t made. And it’s so simple.
Beautiful and easy.
I really hope someone makes it for me.
Posted in Cooking, Design, Food, Holiday, Humor, Life
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It’s no coincidence that most movies end with the wedding.
That’s when reality kicks in.
The documentary 112 Weddings (HBO OnDemand) gives audiences the opportunity to see how that reality measures up.
Filmmaker Doug Block shot wedding videos for 112 couples over his career, and in this documentary, revisits some of those couples a decade or more later after the ‘I do’s.’
Most are still married. One couple is in the process of divorcing and agreed to be interviewed separately. But all agree that marriage is far different from any idea they may have had at the start.
Many have faced real challenges. Seriously ill children. Depression. But all answer the simple question: would we do it all again, knowing what we know now.
The film manages to be both sobering and joyful at the same time…which is how couples should probably approach such an important life choice.
If you stop and think about it.
Posted in Entertainment, Family, Humor, Life, Love, Movies
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Some weekends have a theme. Mine?
The Bridges of Madison County
My Facebook friends already know that Friday night I had a chance encounter with Steven Pasquale –
We bumped into each other leaving Tick Tick Boom at City Center.
More accurately, my friend Dan helped me grab him for a quick hello, “you were wonderful in Bridges,” and a photo.
So totally worth it.
Then last night, Dan suggested we see a late-night show at 54 Below — Lindsay Mendez and Derek Klena.
And it turns out Derek (far left) played Francesa’s son in Bridges!
I fully expect to see Kelli O’Hara at the market today buying juice.
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I am old enough to recognize the sock puppet toy peeking down at us from a high shelf at the pet store –
I used to watch her on Saturday morning television when I was a little-bitty thing.
I’m kinda surprised she is still around, but according to the Google machine, the daughter of Lamp Chop’s creator still performs with the puppet, mainly for the military.
In fact, Lamp Chop was given a field promotion to three-star general.
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