Saturday, April 18, 2015

Late night open thread

Did you know that Mel Blanc, the voice of Bugs Bunny, was allergic to carrots? It's true.

Time for Jersey City, After Dark

Friday, April 17, 2015


With Mick Jones and Paul Simonon of Clash-fame helping out, here's Gorillaz with 'Glitter Freeze'

Sonic BOOM


Johnny does not care if you sing the lyrics loud wherever you may be or if you just chip in with a few doo-langs doo-langs but don't just sit there and do no nothing. it's Friday night. Johnny thinks you'll get out of Friday night what you put into it. If you put a lot of alcohol in it you have two days to recover.

The Chiffons with George Harrison listening intently and 'He's So Fine'


That weather out there, it's spring-like and that calls for us here sending you there out the door tonight with some pep in that step. From 1957 Johnny thinks this'll do the trick. Fats Domino with 'I'm Walkin'.' Johnny once heard an oldies station deejay way back when mistakenly refer to Fats Domino as 'The Immortal Fats Domino' which while nice to think about simply ain't true.

Late night open thread

Whee! Know who used to score goals like this? Steve Yzerman, Tampa's GM. Wonder what the Wings legend thought of this one...

Time for Jersey City, After Dark

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Thought we went over this last year

Do not expect much out of 'ole Johnny on Red Wing playoff game days.

He's a veg...

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Late night open thread

Keeping an eye out on Kennedy Boulevard to alert troops in Journal Square should Union City invade one day. We salute your service Mr. White Castle Army man!

Time for Jersey City, After Dark

City Planners in Jersey City, never asking the right questions

Johnny is pissed off after is walk through PADNA this morning.

City Planning, friends, if you've ever needed more proof these people get to work, eat Coco Puffs for about an hour and then do, well, nothing. When they allowed Mill Creek, Toll Brothers, Pavarini McGovern, Trump and Shuster to get plans passed (once City Planning failed to list PADNA as a historic District by the allotted time -- funny how THAT worked) so overwhelmingly friendly on terms to the builders downtown residents are now dealing with City Planning not asking the right questions. Did city planners ask since the roads are so small where you're working if they had any kind of pick up and drop off plan for deliveries? You'll see in the images below this question was never asked. How will the trucks impact those bombed out narrow roads? This question sure doesn't look like it was asked. Did City Planning gift the builders with some kind of "Just park in the streets residents be damned" rider?

So now friends your car, legally parked, is at the mercy of delivery trucks downtown (When the construction bros don't sneak into a legal spot without a city tag). Trucks line the streets, streets supposed to be able to handle street traffic have been closed, narrowed further, bombed out and their plastic they use to cover the delivery loads simply finds a home in a tree or a power line (Mill Creek are ESPECIALLY BAD about understanding they make a mess and it needs to be cleaned the hell up).

So City Planning, let's ask if you planned for these builders to give you some kind of plan to move supplies in and out that don't require trucks to sit for UP TO THREE HOURS on city streets? You allowed Toll to close off an entire city block. You allowed Mill Creek to close off an entire city block. Why can't these trucks wait in the VAST amount of property the builders are now taking up? C'mon City Planning, you allowed this swaths of land to be taken and now they STILL want to inconvenience residents.

Somewhere, somehow someone at City Planning in Jersey City will read this screed. And they'll head right back to the kitchen for more Coco Puffs.

All the trucks you'll see have been parked this morning for at least one hour, some much longer.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Late night open thread

I go down to Speaker's Corner I'm thunderstruck
They got free speech, tourists, police in trucks
Two men say they're Jesus, one of them must be wrong...
 -- Dire Straits, Industrial Disease

Time for Jersey City, After Dark

If you're gonna go over and get you some Letterman you'd best make haste

And make it snappy and flash some cash if need be. Only 28 more Late Show episodes to go and if you follow this link you'll se a pretty amazing guest list over this last month.

Johnny saw the Letterman show and took a train from Ann Arbor to do it. February 14, 1992. NYC had just been hit with a huge snowstorm. Dave's mom was on with an update from the Lillehammer Olympics that were just kicking off. The Valentine's Top Ten was read by Fabio. Oh what you remember.