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On How Much More Does Taking The Subway Cost Today?

I'm conflicted. Living at the top of the system (R-dale, represent!) I'm more than willing to pay extra to head downtown. But I'm a lot less inclined to to pay $5 to run local errands. Maybe the time has come to initiate distance-pricing like the London Tube. It would be a logistical nightmare but a lot more fair. However, if it prevents people from riding the bus 1 stop (a personal petpeeve) the farehike may be okay. Eliminate lazy riders through prohibitive price plans!

Posted on February 27, 2013 at 5:55 pm 1

On People Most Likely To Die In 2012, According To A Death Pool

As GM would say if he were an esteemed Awl commenter: CCCCCCCCome ON!

Posted on January 8, 2012 at 2:43 pm 0

On People Continue To Be Unsmart

Not only is Letmein a bad password, but it's also unbelievably needy.

Posted on November 18, 2011 at 5:04 pm 2

On Nice Lillards Finish Last

I think a lot of former second bananas have made bad movies to pay the rent but Lillard seems better suited to sitcom work than films. I wouldn't say he's extremely talented but he kind of reminds me of my last gasp of youth in the mid 90's so it's nice to see him again.

Posted on November 18, 2011 at 1:44 pm 0

On My Superpower Is Being Alone Forever: Party of One

I'm not straight... but I'd think that not recognizing the fierce on-stage chemistry of Annie Lennox would be a dating deal-breaker.

Posted on November 16, 2011 at 1:47 pm 0

On Ralph Macchio is 50

Well, he'll always be jail-bait to me... Like little Jeremy Andretti!

Posted on November 4, 2011 at 1:07 pm 0

On The Shortening Lifespan of the American Movie Theater

I make a point to see 1-2 films a week. Typically, I'm one of the few audience members. I attribute this to the fact that I seek out relatively obscure movies (The Family Tree, anyone?). I tend to attend shows midweek afternoons, more often than not sitting in an empty theater. So I'm that schmuck paying $13.50 to sit by himself in the dark. Sometimes I feel I'm singlehandedly supporting indies.

Posted on October 31, 2011 at 6:04 pm 0

On When The Numbers Drop

To state the obvious, most music "fans" now listen to the albums on streaming services like Spotify rather than pony up the 20 bucks. I used to practically live at Tower. I haven't bought a CD since '07!

Posted on October 29, 2011 at 1:02 pm 0

On The Commodification of Occupy Wall Street is On!

Can't wait to find out what happens when people stop being polite... and start getting civilly disobedient!

Posted on October 24, 2011 at 5:38 pm 1

On Selling Out: The Joys of Adult Indie Easy Listening

@BadUncle That reminds me of the time that I heard a Muzak version of "Welcome to the Pleasuredome" at Wanamaker's. Good God I'm old.

Posted on October 24, 2011 at 2:23 pm 0