Category Archives: Pop culture

The Super Bowl Comes to New York

There are about as many opinions on this heated topic as there are starrs in the sky…as there are mosquitoes in the swamp…as there are Beatle Tribute Bands! One the one hand we have the “old school” footballers,  the kind … Continue reading

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Rumblings…Ramblings and Musings…2013 in Review

An odd sort of year was 2013.  Bizarre and extreme politics in Washington DC.  Everything New York Sports in the tank.  The tomato blight. Wacky dangerous weather.  Business doing better but not seeing any real breakthrough till way later in … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving…what a concept!

A uniquely American event takes place on the last Thursday of every November. We call it THANKSGIVING.  The history, the traditions, the rituals have been passed down generation to generation for nearly 400 years…a mighty long time when you consider … Continue reading

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John F. Kennedy…50 Years Gone…

Back in ’63 I was a kid at the elementary school in a small town on Long Island. My biggest concerns in life were the batting order for the neighborhood stick ball game…whether or not I had Mickey Mantle’s baseball … Continue reading

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Election day 2013…Another Opportuntity to Make a Difference

People who don’t vote obviously don’t get it.  This society…this form of government requires that EVERYONE have a say in the choosing of political leaders and pertinent legislation.  People who complain about the way things are have no business avoiding … Continue reading

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Alex Rodriquez Battles On

It’s Day Three of the Alex Rodriguez suspension saga and there’s no clear take on who’s winning,  who’s losing and exactly how this is going to end.  Commissioner Bud Selig needs to cement his legacy as he plans to retire … Continue reading

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I am reading a truly great book by Larry Kane…the newsman who traveled with the Beatles on their ’64 and ’65 American tours.  He later became quite close to John Lennon and stays friendly with Paul and Ringo even today. … Continue reading

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Russell’s Brand of Humour – In Many Ways it’s Quite Enlightening

A few years ago while channel surfing my way through a dull evening I came across one of those inane entertainment talk shows where brainless bleach blondes extol the dubious virtues of the latest pop culture heroes / phenomenons. I … Continue reading

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Jets QB Battle May Come Down to GIANT Test

Could Geno Smith really be the starting QB for the NY Jets this season?  The opinion here is if he plays great against the Giants it’s a real possibility.  I have no inside information but I have the distinct feeling … Continue reading

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Alex Rodriquez…Big Money, Drugs and the Politics of Baseball

I admit it.  I was a huge A-ROD fan. I thought he was most certainly in the Top 10 Baseball players of ALL TIME.  And why not?  Everything he did on the field proved how impressive he was,  deserving of … Continue reading

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