We threw A’s annual BBQ with our friends Michael and Brenda and this year was different as some “party planning” company with “ventures” in their name (never trust companies with ‘ventures’ as part of their name) threw what amounted to an illegal rave in the park. Now I’m not an old fogey and I didn’t mind all the people, music and food but I knew the park would be left in bad shape. And it was. I hope Prospect Park Alliance sues the shit out of MIH Ventures who run their business out of their apartment on Bergen Street in Prospect Heights. Real professional dudes! - G
Prediction: The nude dude makes all his money on tips and probably doesn’t report it to the IRS. Bloomberg will point out that all those running for office will have to report their income (based on a law from the 90s) and this naked hillbilly will bow out. - G
A and I already discussed. We want Bean’s future nanny to speak Espanol. When we took refresher classes last year for our trip to South America it took forever to relearn. And starting in 6th grade is way too late. In this world, it’s important to speak 2 languages. - G
“Wrong way in bike lane: To the d-bag who told me to shut the F up and get a life after informing him on Saturday.. http://bit.ly/rudoh”—A and I speak about this all the time! I’m tired of people who don’t follow laws when they ride their bike. And guess what, I’m one of the “rare” New Yorkers who has lived here 13 years (meaning I’m not some new jack newbie who lives here for 2 years and thinks they can make up traffic laws). I also walk(who doesn’t), ride my bike (to work) and have a car. So I know how much of a pain that all three can be (pedestrians, bikers and drivers). If we all just followed the laws and treated each other with respect, the Big Apple would revolve very nicely! - G
My favorite sign was the one that read, “23: Repent.” If I were a Galaxy fan I’d be pissed. They didn’t need a superstar to make their team better. In fact, their team is terrible as a result of having him and $19,000 a year defenders. - G
A lot of old industry friends of mine work at the last remaining dance radio station in NYC. I hope it stays around. Although I don’t listen to radio (except for NPR) that much anymore, I can see how this is an important outlet especially for its homebase in Brooklyn. - G
I’ve been stating this for ages. There is no battle between black and white or men and women but old farts and young people upset about the world they’ve been handed. And old isn’t an age. I meet people in their sixties who are very cutting edge and have done their best to not live a greedy life. Age is a “state of mind.” - G
wishes the people who are falling all over themselves to get to MJ’s memorial would show the same passion about things like voting, politics, the environment, and civil rights. our culture is WAY too celebrity focused. get a grip, people, and rise up about things that actually matter in this world.
G’s response: I wonder how many people who are there actually voted in the last election. i also think that celebrating a pedophile shows how twisted our culture is. Sure his music was (note “was”) great but while Rome crumbles around us we’re being distracted by the Jacko sideshow.
Time to move on people. The only one’s benefiting from this are the 24 hour cable news networks and US Weekly.