Monday, January 16, 2017

We've added a great local blog to our links that don't stink

'Our moon is full' is a local Jersey City blog with some great Jersey City commentary. We're happy to add them to our Links That Don't Stink.

Happy MLK Day!

Today Johnny realized what an even bigger bunch of classless idiots Toll Brothers is, made their contractors come in on MLK Day today to continue working on a building. A building. Toll places a building getting one extra day of work rather than let their contractors and workers contemplate this holiday and perhaps volunteer as Dr. King's words are more important now than ever.

Nope, not the shitheels at Toll Brothers. Of course remember, this is pretty much why there is a Jersey City boycott of Toll properties. Toll Brothers, those of the "poor doors." Probably no wonder then they simply don't get MLK Day.

We do, and always will...

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Late night open thread

A man goes to a barbershop and asks, How many ahead of me? Five. The man leaves. He comes back the next day and asks, How many ahead of me? Four. The man leaves. He comes back the next day and asks, How many ahead of me? Six. The man leaves, and the barber says to one of the other customers, follow that man, see where he goes. The man comes back and says, He goes to your house. -- Henny Youngman

Time for Jersey City, After Dark

The legendary Broadway show 'Jersey Boys' ends it's run today

The 12th longest running show, not musical, not drama, but SHOW in Broadway history ends it's run later today. Johnny and Mrs. Johnny took a good friend from out of town to see it around 4 years ago, what an absolute treat.

Wanna know something else? The very idea of the play was pretty much crowdfunded back in the day (You didn't think it started on Broadway did you?) and unlike every 3 out of 4 Broadway plays, this one made money. Lots and lots of money not just on the Great White Way but worldwide as well.

A great read about the play and the earliest backers from the Seattle Times today. It'll tide you over till football at 4:30.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Late night open thread

Would you look at that, nobody came into the office on a Saturday to be creative. Shiftless staff, they take after their leader.

Time for Jersey City, After Dark

Late night open thread

Time for Jersey City, After Dark

Friday, January 13, 2017

Friday night MULTIMEDIA EXTRAVAGANZA with MARTHA & THE VANDELLAS!

Rarely and Johnny means rarely will you hear such wonderful backing vocals. Pitch perfect on such an American classic, which is why Johnny's leading off the Music Series with it, right out of the Motor City, which is why he has all four versions of the song. Motown junkie and all, heh...It's in Johnny's blood.

Martha & The Vandellas stepping us off from W. Grand Blvd tonight with 'Jimmy Mack'

Friday night MULTIMEDIA EXTRAVAGANZA with PETER GABRIEL!

Boy howdy the lyrics do sound a lot like Johnny after a few coffees on a road trip. He'll reflect on that later and try to become a better person by finding friends for road trips and carpools with tougher skin.

Peter Gabriel and 'Digging in the Dirt' reminding you DON'T TALK BACK, JUST DRIVE THE CAR...

Friday night MULTIMEDIA EXTRAVAGANZA with NEW ORDER!

It's the best 5:29 length song in this post, New Order and 'Blue Monday' getting you ready to go out tonight or maybe just have another cup of cocoa, we don't judge.

Sen. Cory Booker just dropped the ball on health care costs

Johnny going with the easy headline for the former Stanford tight end.

In all seriousness, shame on New Jersey Senator Cory Booker. He talks big on lowering health care costs but when presented with a chance to really make a difference on a serious pocketbook issue, well it sure looks like Big Pharma money in Booker's pockets has won the day. 

The issue was whether or not Americans could save on prescription drugs by importing them from Canada. A lot of smart people think this WILL indeed force down prices on prescription drugs here. Know who agrees? Texas Sen.Ted Cruz. That's right, that right wing gas-knob from Texas. He even realizes that this is necessary. Shame Cory Booker doesn't. Booker's excuse (besides the 55K from Merck & Co other pharmaceutical companies) is that he's golly gosh for it you know but his paymasters--er his conscience won't allow him to help you on this one. Too big of a risk for you citizen.

Let that sink in. At ANY point in the last few years did you read any articles online or see a teevee news report about a bunch of dead Canadians lying outside pharmacies or along Yonge Street in Toronto or on the prairies of Western Canada? Of course you didn't. These drugs are already safe, it's just an excuse for Sen. Booker. It smacks a lot of the anti-vaxxer canard that "well, gee whiz you just can't give these kids all their vaccinations at once, they should be spread way out" which of course is code for "So not having my kid vaccinated."

Pick some small inconsequential thing that sounds like you're protecting people when in fact you're merely letting Pharma use you as their mouthpiece Sen. Booker.

Woulda, coulda, shoulda, eh Senator? Shame on you.