Category Archives: Frivolity

Happy Halloween!!!

No matter how crazy life is, Ski embraces every holiday!

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Bwaaahahahaha!

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Commitment! 62 For Judge!

9/29/2022: Started wearing; Yankees day off.

9/30/2022: Orioles beat Yanks, 2-1; two full days and μηδέν (that’s Greek for “zero”).

10/1/2022: Yanks beat Orioles, 8-0; three full days and nada.

10/2/2022: Orioles beat Yanks, 3-1; four full days and zippo.

10/3/2022: Yanks beat Rangers, 3-1; five days and nothin’.

10/4/2022 (Game 1, Double Header): Yanks beat Rangers, 5-4; still no Judge homer.

10/4/2022 (Game 2, Double Header): 10/4/2022 (Game 2, Double Header): Rangers beat Yanks, 3-2, but FIRST TIME UP AND JUDGE DOES IT! And after six days, g’bye to these sneaks and socks! (And Gerrit Cole breaks Ron Guidry’s team high season strikeout record with his 249th strikeout in the same inning!)

Song of the Day #1952

Song of the Day: American Pie, words and music by Don McLean, was the title track to the artist’s 1971 album. The folk-rock song would hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in January 1972, and would be dubbed “one of the most successful and debated songs of the 20th century”—due to an array of interpretations as to its meaning. (And McLean is still making headlines till this day!) Check out the original album version (below), a truncated Madonna rendition, a jazz funk rendition by Groove Holmes, and a “Weird Al” Yankovic ‘Star Wars’ parody, “The Saga Begins” [YouTube links]. A Happy Independence Day to All!

And in Brooklyn, it’s not Independence Day without Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest! Joey Chestnut is vying for his 15th win … after last year’s record-setting 76 hot dogs in 10 minutes. Ugh.

Go Joey! (Live stream here.)

Postscript: With a ruptured tendon, Joey Chestnut takes his 15th win, consuming 63 hot dogs in 10 minutes in Coney Island!

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Gracie’s Ghosts

There’s a real ghostly mystery developing around the residence of the Mayor of the City of New York. As if the presence of the last mayoral inhabitant of Gracie Mansion wasn’t enough to scare the bejesus out of anyone, it appears that the current resident attests that there is an other-wordly presence in the house.

During the May 10th broadcast of the NY Yankees game, Mayor Eric Adams told Michael Kay that he wasn’t too thrilled about his new digs.

“I don’t care what anyone says, there are ghosts in there, man,” Adams said. Some have claimed that it’s the ghost of the daughter of original owner Archibald Gracie, who built the country home in 1799. The mansion was later incorporated by the city, briefly used as the Museum of the City of New York and became the official mayoral residence in 1942.

But Adams attests that he sees stuff moving “all the time, man, all the time! They’re creeping around.”

I’m hoping that some of these entities might join the Mayor’s cabinet, say “Boo” — and scare away all of the city’s problems!

Wikipedia Adds New Profile Pic!

Yay! I’m very happy to report that The Mystery Photographer who took this pic of me with the Parachute Jump in Coney Island, Brooklyn as backdrop finally got clearance (since said photographer apparently held the copyright) to post this updated photo of me on my Wikipedia Profile Page, over which I have no control. I didn’t even write it!

Anyway… thanks Mystery Photographer! Much appreciated!

Song of the Day #1946

Song of the Day: Friday the 13th (“The Bed Axe”) [YouTube link], composed by Henry Manfredini, is featured in the 1980 slasher film, which went on to spawn a huge multimedia franchise. I’m not particularly superstitious—but I do have to say that I closed not one, but two (!) different book deals on a Friday the 13th! So that sounds like good luck to me! Now “Bring me the Axe!” [YouTube link].

Pearls Before Swine: Two-Word Answers

I’ve been giving lots of two-word answers to folks of late, but not nearly as polite as these two. 🙂

Courtesy Pearls Before Swine, by Stephan Pastis

May the 4th Be With You

Okay, okay, I too have succumbed. 🙂 [and it’s also my 4th post of the day lol]