Wednesday, February 26, 2003

Star Trekin' across the universe...

Mark Simpson over at Salon has a very funny and pointed article on Star Trek. It opens:
The first thing that greets me is Capt. Kirk's package. Jim's intergalactic manhood is clearly, alarmingly outlined against the fabric of his tight 1960s-cut black trousers, dressing very much to the left. I assure you I wasn't looking for it -- it just loomed up like a de-cloaked Romulan Bird of Prey. It shouldn't be surprising that James Tiberius Kirk, the famously gung-ho Starfleet commander, went commando, boldly swinging where no man had swung before. Maybe that, as much as his twinkly mascara'd eyes and his captaincy of the fastest, flashiest vehicle in the galaxy, the USS Enterprise, was the secret of caddish Jim's phenomenal success with lady humanoids and aliens alike.
Read the rest of this hilarious piece here.

Tuesday, February 25, 2003

She writes fiction, too

I'd read several modern romance-style books by Naomi Ragen before I discovered she was an editorialist as well. I hear her voice perfectly well in Peace, Peace, but there is no Peace

Thursday, February 20, 2003

The Queens folklorist

The borough I live in has it's own folklorist! Very cool.

Friday, February 07, 2003

File this under, "Only in New York"

With hospital, you get eggroll; and it's kosher!

(updated December 2008) leave it to my wife, Karen, to tell me that there's actually a book out about this hospital *sighs* I guess that's her way of hinting at a Hanukkah gift.

Did I mention that she has odd taste in books?