EppsNet Archive: New York

Soda Sticker Shock in Seattle

Seattle is trying to discourage its citizens from drinking sugary beverages by imposing a 1.75-cent per ounce tax on all sugary drinks sold in the Emerald City. A $15.99 case of Gatorade at the Seattle Costco now has an added tax of more than $10. A case of Coke is now $7.35 more expensive than the Diet Coke or Coke… Read more →

Round Up the Usual Suspects

Nose-Picking Masturbator Terrorizes NYC Subway Riders — NBC New York That description doesn’t narrow it down very much. Unless he was doing both at the same time. That would be unusual. Read more →

More People I’m Sick Unto Death Of: Michael Bloomberg

Michael Bloomberg decides against run for president — CNN Money The only thing I know about Bloomberg’s political career is that he banned the sale of large cups of soda in New York. Forget that I think drinking large cups of soda is one of the great pleasures of life, anyone who can’t mind his own goddamn business a little… Read more →

Are You Smarter Than a Common Core Algebra Student?

You can test your Common Core algebra skills against a 5-question sample test courtesy of the the New York Times. For all the controversy about Common Core, the questions seem pretty basic even for a person with an aging brain (I frigging CRUSHED it with a perfect 5 out of 5), the one exception being a graphing problem that should… Read more →

EppsNet Book Reviews: Humans of New York: Stories

I can’t say enough good things about this book. If you’re not one of the 16 million people following the Humans of New York Facebook page, take a look there to see what the concept is all about. This book would make a great gift for anyone on your holiday gift list who knows how to read. If you’re on… Read more →

Nov. 12, 1954: Ellis Island Closes

Via History.com: On this day in 1954, Ellis Island, the gateway to America, shuts it doors after processing more than 12 million immigrants since opening in 1892. Today, an estimated 40 percent of all Americans can trace their roots through Ellis Island, located in New York Harbor off the New Jersey coast and named for merchant Samuel Ellis, who owned… Read more →

Lose the Pastels and the Mopey Attitude

Americans love gay people. Since this photo has been posted, it has 60,000 shares, 60,000 comments (including presidential candidates) and 640,000 (that’s six hundred and forty thousand) likes. In the short time since the Supreme Court’s gay marriage ruling there’s been a national competition to see who can demonstrate the most elation about it. (OK, if you’re gay, a few… Read more →

Park Slope Kids’ Names

Park Slope kids' names. pic.twitter.com/moytVBIaIz — Jeff Chu (@jeffchu) January 25, 2015 FYI — Park Slope is a neighborhood in northwest Brooklyn, considered one of New York City’s most desirable neighborhoods. Read more →

Philip Seymour Hoffman, 1967-2014

Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead Sunday of an apparent drug overdose at his Manhattan apartment. Police responded to the 46-year-old’s apartment in the West Village shortly after 11 a.m., police sources told FoxNews.com. A friend found his body in the apartment and phoned police. Hoffman was alone in his bathroom when he was discovered with a heroin-filled… Read more →

Kids Should Study Math and Science, Say Adults Who Never Studied Math or Science

The New York Times has been editorializing recently on the nation’s need to enlarge our pool of science and math students, with a particular focus on girls and minorities, and to encourage them to pursue careers that will keep the country competitive. Here’s a list of the members of the NYT editorial board, including academic major(s), which I obtained from… Read more →

Get What You Want

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Occupy Wall Street is on the move … uptown. Why uptown? Because that’s where the rich folks live! — CNNMoney I’d have more respect for these rubes if they marched to the homes and looted them. That’s what they want, right? Forced redistribution of assets? Break into the homes, beat people over the head and take… Read more →

Hawk Cam

I’m mesmerized by the Hawk Cam. It’s amazing to me that hawks and other critters have all this knowledge programmed into them . . . when, where and how to build a nest, laying the eggs, sitting on them for a month, raising the hatchlings. Red-tailed hawks are monogamous, so the male stops by several times a day. Sometimes he… Read more →

Yankee Stadium

Good seats! Be alert for bats and/or balls! My wife sent this next one from her phone with a note: “May be last picture for tonight. Can you tell from casey face.” The game hadn’t started yet! Read more →

My Family Went to NYU

. . . and all I got was this photo of a T-shirt. Read more →

NARCh – Day 1

The Devil Dogs played two round-robin games on Day 1 . . . Game 1 – Mission Black Ice 93 Black Ice is from New York. They’re a great team. Best 16-and-under team I’ve ever seen. In fact, they’re better than any 18-and-under team I’ve ever seen. What a juggernaut! The Devil Dog kids looked nervous. They looked tight. They… Read more →

EppsNet at the Movies: Breakfast at Tiffany’s

My wife loved this movie. She says Audrey Hepburn is the most beautiful woman who ever lived. She loves “Moon River.” She wants to move to New York because it looks so wonderful. She gives the film five stars. “What’s your rating?” she asks me. I was going to deduct a star for George Peppard’s mediocre performance, but after hearing… Read more →

The Canyon of Heroes

So it turns out that the Canyon of Heroes is not what I thought it was, i.e., a name for lady parts . . . Read more →

Twitter: 2009-07-14

On runway in Buffalo. Delayed by wind. Will miss connection to LA. # Read more →

Microblog: 2009-04-02

prefuse gallery: http://prefuse.org/gallery/ # Processing gallery: http://processing.org/exhibition/index.html # Wordscapes: http://www.typotopo.com/wordscapes/ # RT @GLHoffman: NYC cabbie turns to passenger, after they both see huge crane fall off a building. “Fricking cranes.” # RT @Ben373: “Sh*t happens – when you’re around as*holes. ” Old truism from my dad. # Read more →

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