Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Late night open thread

“Move not unless you see an advantage; use not your troops unless there is something to be gained; fight not unless the position is critical.”
-- Sun Tzu, The Art of War

Time for Jersey City, After Dark

Time to play New Jersey's favorite commuter game, NJ Transit Wheel of Torture

C'mon, give it a spin and see what your next commute will bring.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Late night open thread

Time for Jersey City, After Dark

Classic PSA night

A public service announcement, those age old scoldy commercials mostly trying to mold you, bunky, into a better citizen. You probably remember the famous Indian ad where he had trash thrown at him and he cried. PSA, advising us to stop this nonsense before it kills us all.

Well friends, here's a PSA about not just tossing your trash on the sidewalk when you're done with it, lest it draw RATS! A classic from David Lynch from 1991.

Late night open thread

Johnny's oldest and dearest friend was in town tonight. Late night at South House, and on a school night too.

Time for Jersey City, After Dark

Sunday, May 21, 2017

A well written editorial from a local business owner on the "ban no ban" on chain stores downtown

Aaron Morrill, owner of Two Boots Pizza (mea culpa, Johnny loves their food), took on the recent flip flop by the Fulop Administration over so-called chain stores and the 2015 ban placed on them downtown. Morrill rightly points out the evidence was there this plan would not work and why.

Also, thanks to Terrence T. McDonald who looked this up as Johnny couldn't find it in his notes; Rich Boggiano was the only council member to see this ban was the wrong idea. A good read on why facts and research must win the day over things that may sound great in theory, but just don't pass critical muster.

Good brunch reading.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Late night open thread

Some people around town need more original writers.

Time for Jersey City, After Dark

Friday, May 19, 2017

Late night open thread

Once they start coming for you Jared, they don't ever stop.

Time for Jersey City, After Dark

Friday night MULTIMEDIA EXTRAVAGANZA with PETE TOWNSHEND!

Yes kids, today is pete Townshend's 72nd birthday and probably no artist living or dead has had more of a musical impact on Johnny than Mr. Townshend. Yeah, tonight is pretty much a love letter.

Johnny can be moody, certainly you've never noticed that before. Mr. Townshend's music seemed to always be the right remedy, up and ready to fight, deep and reflective, or a few songs for someone really down. They say Townshend spoke for a whole generation of awkward, angry, and mistrusting kids. Johnny was front row center. Johnny could go on and on and you'd get bored. 'I'm One' is a song that perfectly encompasses what Johnny's droning on about.

Friday night MULTIMEDIA EXTRAVAGANZA with PETE TOWNSHEND!

To say this album had an impact on Johnny would be an understatement. In a land before CD's he bought it three times. Yes, he wore them down, diamond needle and all, three times. He can sing it front to back and back to front. You better believe a track from Empty Glass is gonna make our Pete Townshend birthday card.

The brilliance of 'Gonna Get Ya' (Last song side 2). That's right, you swing that arm.