Wednesday, November 21, 2007

PSA (Personal Service Announcement)

You should feel free to stop someone on the subway and comment on the book he/she is reading. Mention that you read it. Ask how it's going. Talk about the author's other work. That's neat. We are all one community. That's part of the fun of public transportation. And sharing a common language.

However -

You should not ever say the following when someone is twenty pages from finishing a book.

"Oh no. Don't finish that here. It's really sad. You'll cry in public. Everyone dies at the end."

Fuck you guy on the 1 train in a Crocodile Dundee Hat. Fuck you.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

I live in the wrong city

I don't say or think the above very often. But when it comes to opportunities related to historical re-enactments, I feel secure in saying that New York is not the best location on the eastern coast of the continental United States.

And now I hear about this - apparently annual - event in Philadelphia:

INDEPENDENCE LIVING HISTORY CENTER Third and Chestnut streets, 215-629-4026, 1776 (1972, U.S., 180 min.) Sing along to this musical about the making of the Declaration of Independence! Fri. and Sun., June 29 and July 1, 7 p.m., $8-$12 includes a goody bag of props.

I can promise you that nothing - and I do mean nothing - will keep me from attending this year.

If you have not seen should go do that right now. Unless you hate freedom. Old freedom, that is.