“When I first saw the ending, I said, ‘What the f–k?’ I mean, after all I went through, all this death, and then it’s over like that? After I had a day to sleep, I just sat there and said, ‘That’s perfect.’” —James Gandolfini talks about the final episode of "The Sopranos." Much of the rest of the cast do, too. Mostly unrelated: Remember how great Sting was before he sucked?
France (or as I like to call it, Cheesecrime Nation) is the worst country on the planet, and now this worst country is all hopped up in a scandal and growing worser, because they are planning on denying the right of their riot cops to drink alcohol with lunch.
Is there really more to say on this topic?
The police union is—sorry, some of the MULTIPLE French police unions are—calling for keeping the right to get toasted at lunch, which will come in handy, because it's so much easier to go searching for women in headscarves to treat poorly when you've had a few. Honestly I'd rather take [...]
"Zenyatta's now in a stall at Lane's End Farm near Versailles, Ky., awaiting her first breeding date, with the stallion to be announced soon. On the other side of Lexington, Blame will stand at stud and try to reproduce greatness at Claiborne Farm near Paris, Ky. Some 1,200 miles away, one of them will be named Horse of the Year on Monday at the Eclipse Awards, the sport's Tonys, Emmys and Oscars." —It's a tough decision. Zenyatta, apparently, is the popular choice among horse racing fans. And she was named after a Police album. (Her owner is former A&M Records exec, Jerry Moss.) But it's probably the second-to-worst album [...]
1. Naming baby girls "Layla," "Leila" or "Lila."
2. Menus written in chalk on walls of restaurants
3. Conversations about how mosquitos seem to be around longer this year
4. INXS songs on the radio
"My name is Frank and I'm five years old. My dad and I are traveling on a ship to Denmark. If you find this letter, please write back to me, and I will write back to you." —Frank Uesbeck, of Coesfeld, Germany, contributed to the pollution of the Baltic Sea 24 years ago by sealing a note in a brown glass bottle and throwing it off a boat. Now 29, and apparently unrepentant, he is being rewarded with press coverage. Because 13-year-old Daniil Korotkikh found the bottle on a beach on the Russian coast and reporters helped him contact Uesbeck over the Internet. Actually, this story from last [...]
Earlier this year, a man named Anthony Graber was breaking the law on his sport bike (allegedly, etc.) along a stretch of Interstate 95 in Maryland, helmet cam rolling. Graber later posted the resulting video to YouTube, so anybody who wants to can watch him weave in and out of traffic, steer one-handed, and supposedly pop a wheelie.
About three minutes into the video, Graber turns his head and the camera catches a gray sedan about fifty yards behind him.
Just can't let this one go! So while Miami Beach police finally found a gun in the car of a driver they shot early morning Monday, here's how witnesses of the shooting were treated this weekend while filming the incident on their phones: "Narces Benoit said a Miami Beach officer grabbed his cell phone, said 'You want to be [expletive] Paparazzi?' and stomped on his phone before placing him in handcuffs and shoving the crunched phone in Benoit’s back pocket. He said the couple joined other witnesses already in cuffs and being watched by officers." Don't you find that… unusual? (Meanwhile someone was shooting four bystanders [...]
i am drinking a fruity cocktail inside Cipriani, a gala hall on 42nd Street that's about the size of a football field and decorated like a palace. mike is around here somewhere, interviewing the general manager of the New York Mets. tonight we are at an event that is hosted by the Police Athletic League to honor the organization of the New York Mets, who, as the security guard at work told me today, are one of the worst teams in professional baseball despite their enormous payroll. behind me, a heavyset man with a Queens accent and a haircut from Goodfellas walks through the entrance and admires the lavish [...]