Sunday, October 30, 2016

October 30, 2016

Confit of Lamb was real good at Craftbar last night. Roasted Brussels sprouts were also a treat.

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back
was passable. I liked  and the New Orleans Halloween parade.

Bought The Honourable Schoolboy after watching both versions of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. I had read Smiley's People but not this one.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

October 29, 2016

Had the wings, real good.

Election playlist - The Gap Band - You Dropped A Bomb On Me.

Friday, October 28, 2016

October 28, 2016

Roddy Martindale: Let's talk about your old boss, Control. The only Head of the Secret Service who kept his name a secret. Shall we talk about Control?
George Smiley: If you insist.
Roddy Martindale: Of course, it wasn't a secret to you, was it, George? He never had any secrets from you, his tried and trusted right hand, did he?
George Smiley: I don't know. That's the point about secrets.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

October 25, 2016

“Take it from me, there's nothing like a job well done. Except the quiet enveloping darkness at the bottom of a bottle of Jim Beam after a job done any way at all.”
― Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

50% off combined with a 20% coupon. Sold !

Sunday, October 23, 2016

October 23, 2016

$10 win !

At work, I hear about movies I would never watch and then I try them. Guardians was worth watching.

‘Cheshire Puss,’ she began, rather timidly, as she did not at all know whether it would like the name: however, it only grinned a little wider. ‘Come, it’s pleased so far,’ thought Alice, and she went on. ‘Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?’

‘That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,’ said the Cat.

‘I don’t much care where—’ said Alice.

‘Then it doesn’t matter which way you go,’ said the Cat.

— Lewis Carroll

‘I didn’t know that Cheshire cats always grinned; in fact, I didn’t know that cats could grin.’

Saturday, October 22, 2016

October 22, 2016

$22.50 win plus $1 from the Mega.

Rubie's Costume Company on Jamaica Avenue is like an amusement park.

Huge place and tons of costumes.

Fun place to visit,

Friday, October 21, 2016

October 21, 2016

Shrimp Luciano at Richmond Hill's Don Peppe.

The menu board.

Holiday music schedule for SiriusXM.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

October 20, 2016

I'm Your Puppet.

CLINTON: Well, that’s because he’d rather have a puppet as president of the United States.

TRUMP: No puppet. No puppet.

CLINTON: And it’s pretty clear...

TRUMP: You’re the puppet!

CLINTON: It’s pretty clear you won’t admit...

TRUMP: No, you’re the puppet.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Sunday, October 16, 2016

October 16, 2016

Reading the crossword blogs this morning and had to figure out "eykioyd." A variant of "YEKIOYD" - you either know it or you don't.

20% coupon, so I ordered this which looks interesting. I've seen the author on cable shows and he gives an unexpected take on his life and our country.

Edible Queens is back. The food in Queens is worth it. Picked up a copy at the Forest Hills Greenmarket.

Star at bottom of Stella Artois glass. Stella after the Latin for "star."

Saturday, October 15, 2016

October 15, 2016

Hombre available on TCM free movies on demand. Written by Elmore Leonard.  is terrific as the villain.

[Grimes has just delivered an ultimatum to Mendez and the others]
John Russell: Hey. I got a question. How are you planning to get back down that hill?
Grimes: Now you wait a minute! I'm getting back down the same way I came up! (Begins running back down the hill. Russell shoots him as he is running)
Jessie: [as Grimes crawls away after being shot] Cicero Grimes, meet John Russell.

Coole Swan is a great tasting Irish Cream Liqueur.

Friday, October 14, 2016

October 14, 2016

My first thought was Chronicles, Volume One was good but that good ? In the midst of all the articles this interview was fascinating.

You've got a lotta nerve to say you are my friend
When I was down you just stood there grinnin'
You've got a lotta nerve to say you got a helping hand to lend
You just want to be on the side that's winnin'
You say I let you down, ya know its not like that
If you're so hurt, why then don't you show it?
You say you've lost your faith, but that's not where its at
You have no faith to lose, and ya know it
I know the reason, that you talked behind my back
I used to be among the crowd you're in with
Do you take me for such a fool, to think I'd make contact
With the one who tries to hide what he don't know to begin with?
You see me on the street, you always act surprised
You say "how are you?", "good luck", but ya don't mean it
When you know as well as me, you'd rather see me paralyzed
Why don't you just come out once and scream it
No, I do not feel that good when I see the heartbreaks you embrace
If I was a master thief perhaps I'd rob them
And tho I know you're dissatisfied with your position and your place
Don't you understand, its not my problem?
I wish that for just one time you could stand inside my shoes
And just for that one moment I could be you
Yes, I wish that for just one time you could stand inside my shoes
You'd know what a drag it is to see you

Mentioned in the Dylan interview: Billy Lee Riley.

Monday, October 10, 2016

October 10, 2016

Perfect score !

Sunday, October 9, 2016

October 9, 2016

Grand Central Oyster Bar is still grand. Swordfish was done perfectly.

Debate round two should be interesting. Why do I keep seeing rifts from Pro Wrestling ? Is Kayfabe the new platform ?

Saturday, October 8, 2016

October 8, 2016

Fairytale Eggplants.


Interesting sign.

$17 win !

Monday, October 3, 2016

October 3, 2016

Perfect score !

Sun shining through.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

October 2, 2016

Shot from a Babylon, NY catering hall.

$20 win !

$15 win !