October 26, 2016 | 01:17 PM
From now on, I will cook mushy pasta!
October 22, 2016 | 12:05 PM
Like most of his supporters I will give Donald Trump a pass on a lot of bad behavior because of Hilary's extreme corruption and because I hate the idea of the public being brainwashed by the media. However, I just can't get over his speech at the Al Smith dinner and I don't know if I can forgive him for that complete lack of humor. How un-funny can one person be???
How I started a war
October 19, 2016 | 01:09 PM
I would like to be your Facebook friend again.
two untrustworthy candidates
October 19, 2016 | 11:20 AM
She stole the WH china.
Lost her Rose Law firm records only to be found in her bedroom.
Tried but thankfully failed to pass a single payer national insurance program.
Did nothing for NY state as a senator
Did nothing for our foreign relations as secretary of state.
Verbally abused the women that her husband raped.
Lied about her emails and her stupidity got 4 good Americans killed in Bengazi.
TRUMP CAN'T BE ALL THAT BAD.
America First. Then Party
October 19, 2016 | 02:17 AM
My dear Jerry ! I'm very proud of you and to be your friend for a lot of reasons. But the best yet is your support of Hillary Clinton. I know it won't be easy for you as a life-long Republican to vote for her on 11/8, any more than it was for me as a life-long Democrat to have voted for Reagan against my beloved Jimmy Carter in "ė80. But we do what we have to do for the good of our COUNTRY ! not Party. That is my definition of patriotism. XOXO, Bill
October 18, 2016 | 04:13 PM
so right jerry
loved this story
October 18, 2016 | 04:11 PM
so right jerry
Trump For President
October 18, 2016 | 03:51 PM
I respectfully differ with Jerry on Donald Trump vs. Hillary Clinton. She has clearly shown the world that she is above the law (in her mind) and has treated USA like a third world nation in accepting "bribes" for favors and violating many laws. If she were POTUS she could do severe damage including unworthy selections of Justices for the US Supreme Court. He is a wealthy and successful non-politician with nothing to gain other than the respect and admiration of the citizens of America.
Funny and Frustrating Airline Ticketing Story
October 16, 2016 | 11:12 AM
Several years ago when I used to enjoy flying for business I went to the ticket counter and spoke at length to a very nice and attractive ticketing agent. After an informative talk updating me on recent airline rules and regs, the unfortunate happened, I dropped my ticket between the ticket structure and her computer. Her good mood faded quickly as we both tried to find that very thin piece of ticket paper that evidently disappeared in ticket black hole a no man's land between space and the recesses of the ticket ledge space where there was no bottom. She looked, I pointed it went there oh maybe there or check out here, to no avail and she even looked throughout the cabinent area, As she stood up front face flushed red with frustration and annoyance fully in my direction, I knew my charm was not going to work in this instance. I begged for another ticket copy and realized this would not be a memorable memory for her hopefully forgetful with time I walked and ran as speedily from the counter with copy of ticket in hand probably being mistaken for the commercial where the man runs through the airport for his rental rivaling the speed of light. Next I take the train or better yet drive.
Confessions of a Stupid Young Man
October 12, 2016 | 05:29 AM
Great story Jerry ! And since I don't want to be accused of "hijacking"Ě your post, I'll just say this ! On a flight from LAX to JFK in 1985, I found myself sitting in a First Class two-seater AA "Red Eye"Ě next to a very well dressed and good looking woman with a fish bowl and two Goldfish in it on the floor. I was 35 and she was at least 50 (probably 60). She flirted with me quite a bit and, given my long-standing "older woman"Ě fantasy, I took the bait. An hour into our flight, she accidentally kicked the fish bowl over on the floor; the fish were flopping around; she went nuts; and caused quite a scene. Fast-forward to JFK ! I offered her a ride in my agency's reserved Town Car back to Manhattan and the next thing I knew, we were at her place on East 64th Street at 5:30 A.M., and on a "School Day"Ě for work. Needless to say, I never made it to the office. And it was great, up to a point. But altogether I must say, "Be careful what you wish for."Ě And oh so sadly now, my fantasy "older woman"Ě has no teeth and uses a walker. LOL ! Bill
Photographer Ed Gifford's Exhibition at Herreshoff Marine Museum
October 11, 2016 | 09:12 PM
Great story about Mr. Gifford's upcoming photo exhibition
at The Herreshoff in Bristol. A slew of us plan to go to see his pictures of these historic and exceptionally beautiful sailing boats. Gifford certainly lives an interesting life and these photographs are going to give us an up-close and personal view of some of what he has seen and lived...It's great that he documented this through all these years.
Lisa B. Fiel
Lisa B. Fiel
October 11, 2016 | 03:50 PM
Jerry, this is hilarious. Here I am waiting for two new tires at Discount Tire...laughing so loud everyone is looking. I thought of explaining to the waiting room...
October 10, 2016 | 09:46 AM
What about ....the great escape?
Ed Gifford"s Photography Immersive and Beautiful!
October 05, 2016 | 11:59 PM
I have had the honor and pleasure of viewing Ed's photographs for almost two decades now following his work.
I am so looking forward to attending this exhibition at the Bristol Maritime...Ed's pictures are always riveting he draws you right in. These boat "portraits" - I've seen many of them through the years close up- they are astounding beautiful.
They tell the story of their majesty and extraordinary design. We also get a closer look at the crew and all of the excitement of sail.
Kudos Ed! We can't wait to come to the opening!
Lisa B. Fiel
October 05, 2016 | 12:01 PM
Watch it...you'll love it, even if you don't put it on your list.
So Many Great Films and Movies
October 04, 2016 | 11:06 PM
Agree with most of Jerry's Top-20 favorites, but my absolute #1 all-time favorite is David Lean's, Lawrence of Arabia. Hands down the most epic film ever made, and a great historical reference for what's going on in the Mideast today.
And since Jerry pretty much left #'s 16-20 blank, I would add:
16. Apocalypse Now (Coppola directing)
17. Raging Bull (Scorsese directing)
18. Paths of Glory (Kubrick directing)
19. The Pope of Greenwich Village (Rosenberg directing)
20. The Odd Couple (Saks directing)
Worst movie I've ever seen ! probably Thelma & Louise (Scott directing). Love Ridley Scott for his amazing Blade Runner and Gladiator films, but Thelma was a big dud for me by comparison. Then again, nobody bats 1.000
My favorite line from a movie ! When Wanda (Faye Dunaway) asks Henry (Mickey Rourke) in Barfly if he hates people and Henry says, "No, but I seem to feel better when they're not around."Ě (Schroeder directing).
Worst Movie and Favorite Line
October 04, 2016 | 08:04 PM
For worst movie I go with Love Story. The best actor in that rag of a movie was the 1947 MGTC Roadster.
Best and most profound line in cinamatic history goes to Marlon Brando in The Wild One.
Blond bimbo in the Bar to Brando: You're a rebel. Whatcha (sic) rebelling against?
Brando Charactor: What to you got?
Just one man's opinion.
anna thorne-holst attack ads
October 01, 2016 | 12:55 PM
Anna Throne-Holst has made it her mission to attack Congressman Lee Zeldin. Please take note of her campaign ads, better described as attack ads. When I think of politicians Democrat/Socialists or Republicans especially at election time, they wear me out with all their accusations about their opponent. Generally, they are just bloviating and hitting us with specious information. Take for example Anna's attack ad claiming Rep. Zeldin voted to let terrorists buy guns, imagine that! In the fine print you will see H. Res. 539 Vote #646, or H. Res.542 Vote #663, or H. Res 546 Vote # 666!etc. Those notations are to prove her point about how he voted, however the vote to let terrorists buy guns is actually H. RES. #539 Modernize Energy Infrastructure or H. Res. #542 Modernize Energy to Build a 21st Century Workforce or H. Res # 546 wasn't to let terrorists buy guns but it was Federal Aid to Highways. There are a number of others associated with her claim that Rep. Zeldin wants terrorists to buy guns but it is simply not true. I thought the claim was so outrageous that I investigated the sub text and that is what I found. It says a lot about what she thinks of us. One more example if you please H.R. 4441 Aviation Innovation, Reform, and Reauthorization Act of 2016 H. Res. #466 To Facilitate Energy Development on Indian Lands NOT voted to deny back ground checks for terrorists. These are the kinds of dirty tricks that unscrupulous political wannabees perpetuate upon the folks. During her time at town hall she introduced an armed guard to protect the board from us, I guess she thinks we represent some sinister group and maybe we do after all we are citizens. That decision was born out of her support and management of the Sandy Hollow PDD authorization that put a high density affordable housing complex in the middle of a residential neighborhood on undisturbed land over the objections of virtually every local homeowner. She also denied at a Board Meeting that Southampton had not joined a United Nations initiative call Agenda 21!but alas she was wrong. The information she was given by a local Hampton Bays citizens group concerning rental housing and student enrollment she refused to accept thus perpetuating a lackluster code enforcement initiative. She will do anything she can to get elected even having someone follow Rep. Zeldin and his family at play, it's on U Tube. I looked at Rep. Zeldin's media and found no such attack ads. You can look it up. In this day of unbelievable political happenings, it's refreshing that our current Congressman holds himself through us to a higher standard.
Does Add Up
September 29, 2016 | 02:56 AM
Hey Dave Trott! Since you're a fellow Brit, just want to set you straight on current U.S. demographics. African-Americans, Hispanics, and "All Others"Ě now account for 30% of the U.S. population. The female/male ratio is 52 vs. 48%, respectively. And if there's any woman or minority voting against Clinton in America on 11/08, they get what they deserve (Alexis de Tocqueville said that almost 200 years ago.)
Doesn't add up
September 28, 2016 | 04:56 AM
Watching this from the UK, I don't get it - just look at the numbers.
The US is 20% Black & Hispanic, so Hilary gets that vote.
Of the remaining 80%, half are female.
Hilary must get at least three quarters of that vote.
Of the 40% that is white male, let's assume Trump gets three quarters (unlikely).
Trump ends up with 30% 10‘0%.
Hilary gets 20% 30% 10÷0%.
And that's a worst-case scenario.
So What's Next?
September 27, 2016 | 08:11 PM
Well, I was hoping for a real food fight last night but it never happened. Lester Holt, as ma√ģtre d', served up a very limited menu, which is understandable, I guess, because this is a three-part, 90 minutes each, debate series. Still, I personally would have preferred to have everything on the table all at once (like a "huuuuuge"Ě buffet) rather than a three-course meal served one course at a time. So I found Debate #1 pretty boring. What bothered me most though was: 1) Trump noticeably "sniffling"Ě throughout the first half of the debate, which was ironic since he's been questioning Clinton's health and fitness in recent weeks (somebody give him some Dristan and Kleenex for the next debate); and 2) Clinton's microphone sticking up in her face, which I also found ironic since Clinton's team spent so much time and effort haggling over the size of the podiums in order to ensure equal "stature"Ě in terms of audience perspective (so, lower the mike or mic next time.) In any case, I want to see some feathers flying in the 2nd debate, no matter what is being served. LOL !
September 27, 2016 | 03:23 PM
The bookies are right.
Mountain and the Days
September 26, 2016 | 12:09 PM
Those were the daze. Great article, many thanks. Paul McGowan shared this with me after you commented on my column on Mountain in Copper.
September 24, 2016 | 08:06 PM
I totally agree with you that deblasio (sic) is a major league a$$hole. However, he's got nothing on Seattle's major major league a$$hole, Mayor ed murray ( sic sic). Picture a paunchy gay version of John Lindsey and you will see what we have to deal with in Seattle.
Seattle is the 21st Century equivalent of NYC in 1974. This transplanted NYer feels your pain.
And, Nobody Asked Me But ...
September 20, 2016 | 10:19 PM
I always love Jerry's "mixed bag"Ě posts, because they give me so much to choose from in commentary. Like the NY Times, which I have to read online every day, but only subscribe to for home delivery to my apartment on Sundays simply for "The Book Review"Ě. Then to Jerry's recipe for the best tomato sandwich, which takes too much work and time for me (not to mention his garlic, which overwhelms the whole thing.) Better a sandwich-sized and well-toasted Thomas's English muffin with olive oil; two slices of ripe tomato; two slices of quality mozzarella; and one good ring of raw red onion. Salt, black pepper, and oregano to taste. And finally to "DeBe"Ě ! the worst NYC Mayor since David Dinkins.
Weatherpeople and other Idiots
September 18, 2016 | 09:58 AM
Over the years, Weather and News reporters have devolved into talking bobble head dolls with big racks and perfect hair.
Remember Ted Baxter on the Mary Tyler Moore Show?
Well, life has really imitated art in the local news and weather "entertainment" shows. As long as they shake, jiggle, and show lots of cleavage, truth and accuracy don't matter.
As my 96 year old mother says, "You want to know what the weather will be, look up to the sky."
September 14, 2016 | 08:34 AM
Years ago Jimmy Breslin said weather people show pictures of people's lungs and at commercial they call the phone company for the weather report.
May I use your speech?
September 10, 2016 | 11:01 PM
I am a sailor in the United States Navy, Selected as a Chief Petty Officer. With your permission I would like to use part of your speech as a 9/11 remembrance while observing colors onboard the battleship in Pearl Harbor, HI USS Missouri. I will give you full credit. Thank you.
Use of speech
September 10, 2016 | 12:16 PM
I would like to use part of this speech for a 9-11 remembrance? I will give full credit to the writer. It is an excellent speech.
use of speech
September 09, 2016 | 09:09 PM
I was very moved by this speech. May I use it for ceremony we have coming up? very powerful. thank you