Saturday, April 30, 2005


Hypocrite in a Pouffy White Dress: Tales of Growing Up Groovy and Clueless
Susan Jane Gilman

"What I did not expect to see was 27 hippies cramming themselves into a pink and purple VW bug."

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

I want my TWO DOLLARS!

In the movie Better off Dead with John Cusack, Lane (Cusack) is chased by a crazy paperboy who follows him everywhere asking for the two dollars the family owes him. He rides a bike, and the bike has a number 27 on it.


From the New Yorker...

Issue of 2005-03-21

Red Mascara doesn’t much care whether the tomato is a fruit or a vegetable, and if he were a less patient man he might have become bitter over the expedited treatment that the tomato seems to be receiving in the statehouse. For forty-four years, Mascara, who is eighty-two, and whose birth name is Joseph Mascari, has been lobbying for the recognition of an official Garden State song; New Jersey is the only state that doesn’t have one. Specifically, Mascara is campaigning on behalf of his own composition, “I’m from New Jersey,” which he wrote in 1960 and then recorded in twenty-seven different versions—symphonic, marching band, keyboard. Every legislative session, without fail, Mascara appears in Trenton to plead his case, passing out gumdrops around the statehouse—to no avail.