Am I Allowed to be a Dick?

January 29, 2014

A blog post explaining the comment moderation policy of said blog had the title, “Because Flowcharts Make Everything Clearer”.



Citi Bike as a Verb

January 29, 2014

I hadn’t thought about this until I read this Times article on Citi Bike during the winter (and yes, I’ve ridden in January). Like TiVo, FedEx and Google, Citi Bike has become a verb.

“Are you catching a cab?”

“No, I’ll Citi Bike over”

The line from the article is perfect:

…as Citi Bike, the bike-share program in New York, quickly evolved from curiosity to lifeline to verb..

In the month of January, Citi Bike averaged almost 10,000 rides a day. Hard to believe people though this wouldn’t be a success.

Super Bowl Visitor’s Guide to Manhattan

January 27, 2014

Really nothing Super Bowl specific about the advice. Two separate authors had one very similar point:

I swear to God, if I see you eating pizza at a Sbarros, I will have Rog invalidate your game ticket. Don’t test me.

Don’t eat a chain restaurant in New York. Not even once. It will destroy your soul. Mine too. (Dan: Let’s just call this The Sbarro Clause.)

There is nothing worse than coming to New York and eating at Olive Garden…

Bad Lip Reading

January 26, 2014

In honor of Super Bowl week, here’s more NFL Bad Lip Reading…

A Conference Call in Real Life

January 26, 2014

I’ve been on this call many times…

Saturday Puppy

January 25, 2014

Random picture of Coby…


Bill Murray on Reddit

January 17, 2014

Bill Murray just did an AMA on Reddit. I’m a huge fan, so the whole thing is worth reading.

But one comment brought back memories. Someone asked:

What was the oddest experience you had in Japan?

His full answer is interesting:

The oddest… well, I was eating at a sushi bar. I would go to sushi bars with a book I had called “Making out in Japanese.” it was a small paperback book, with questions like “can we get into the back seat?” “do your parents know about me?” “do you have a curfew?”
And I would say to the sushi chef “Do you have a curfew? Do your parents know about us? And can we get into the back seat?”
And I would always have a lot of fun with that, but that one particular day, he said “would you like some fresh eel?” and I said “yes I would.” so he came back with a fresh eel, a live eel, and then he walked back behind a screen and came back in 10 seconds with a no-longer-alive eel. It was the freshest thing I had ever eaten in my life. It was such a funny moment to see something that was alive that no longer was alive, that was my food, in 30 seconds.

But the book reference cracks me up. I spent nine months in Japan (working for Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey) in 1989. And we had that book.

It was hilarious. Just like he said, it was a phrase book with real world slang, but also hilarious random relationship/sexual phrases.

I hadn’t thought of that book in over 20 years…