Thursday, June 30, 2011

Late night open thread

Say Jimmy, do ya like funny anecdotes?


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Why didn't they teach us how to build boats in elementary school?

In the past few months, students at Resurrection School and Our Lady of Czestochowa School have planned, built, and launched their very own boats in the Hudson River.

This is a fantastic idea. As the article points out building a boat as a team teaches math, science, teamwork, and self esteem. The math and science show up in practical applications of something fun and we feel can further learning. Yes, these 7th and 8th graders (referred to as Middle Schoolers where Johnny comes from) actually got to get into the boats and row them on the Hudson River. That's not just learning, that's fun.

The program went so well the two schools are planning more joint projects.

So, where are you sitting for the Macy's fireworks?

Do you have a favorite or secret spot? Tell us.

Johnny's gotta run to Pennsylvania and pick up the goods later today, he's just that kind of rulebreaker. It's easier to ask forgiveness than permission applies especially to bottle rockets.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Late night open thread

Magnificent. Tip Top. Still.


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All aboard the love bus

Well, we should qualify that headline with 'You missed your chance to get on the love bus'. Edward Meehan a FORMER MTA express bus driver was using his express bus to drive over to Staten Island after his shift to enjoy time with his lady friend. After his encounters he would actually bill MTA for overtime claiming he was stuck in traffic on the way back. Nice.

The New York Daily News points out:

Meehan - who had racked up 14 suspensions for speeding, running red lights and other infractions - was suspended for the 15th time last week for the unauthorized get-togethers, authorities said.

In firing Meehan the arbitrator had this to say:

Edward Meehan engaged in "outrageous behavior" by parking his bus on a Staten Island side street for three onboard get-togethers with the woman, arbitrator Martin Scheinman said in a written decision handed down on Friday.

So until another public transportation worker decides to make the love bus live and breathe again, you'll simply just have to be taken to your destination. Knowing the state of public transportation in NYC, that wait might not be as long as you think.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Late night open thread

"Some of the worst mistakes in my life were haircuts"
-- Jim Morrison

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There's a lot one needs to look out for living in the big city...

Well you can add another thing to be on the lookout for, skanky gypsies looking to part you from your money.

An elderly Brooklyn man was taken for 300K in a gold coin scam and was about to give the gypsy skanks (go to the link and decide for yourself if the headline instead of 'Foxy Duo' should read 'wharf rats') another 450K when one claimed she needed a new kidney (They're cheaper than 450K on Amazon) and it's at that point 'Vincent' was wised up by his friends this was nothing more than a gypsy scam. Reeva Johnson and Holly Mitchell were arrested and face 37 years in prison. Both wharf rats are married to brothers in a gypsy clan police said. The victim, Vincent said the scam began when he was locked onto by Johnson who would somehow just magically appear when he was out shopping.

Lesson here, if you have a senior in your family who you suspect may need money mangement help or they give clues to paying people to do things that don't need doing or you notice a sudden change in their finances, look into it and of need be call the cops.

Don't feed the wharf rats.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Late night open thread

Rock and roll historical tidbit night:

Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page played as a session guitarist on Tom Jones' 1965 hit, 'It's Not Unusual'. Now you know.

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As you know next weekend is the 4th of July

And as usual Johnny will be making a fireworks run as he does every year. So this post is twofold -- First why not tell us your favorite fireworks as a kid and secondly, email Johnny with your fireworks orders before Thursday. Buying in bulk saves a bunch.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Late night open thread

"I worry that the person who thought up Muzak may be thinking up something else."
--Lily Tomlin

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O'Hara's Downtown, maybe you should go clean up after yourselves this morning

Johnny was out and about yesterday and wandered over to the 'Not Your Mama's Craft Show' at the Morgan lot at Warren and Morgan. Hundreds if not thousands of happy people just listening to music and getting their crafts on. Later, as Johnny was walking back home he began to notice DOZENS of pink flyers blowing through the Powerhouse Arts District. Not just one or two that could have carelessly been tossed by people who don't want giant pink flyers under their windshield wipers, but dozens just blowing like trash against fences, under cars, through open lots etc.

All these pink flyers were advertising O'Hara's Downtown. Hey, O'Hara's, don't you have a better way to advertise than dumping flyers on cars and in the streets? Again, there were far too many flyers lying about to say it was all disgruntled car owners tossing them. Whomever you hired (If you didn't have your own employees do this) did an atrocious job of 'advertising'. We think someone from O'Hara's owes the PAD an apology for this littering. O'Hara's really should send a cleanup crew around this morning.

We just wanted you all here in Jersey City to know which businesses actually take care of the city they do business in.

Late night open thread

If today (Sunday the 26th) is your birthday you share it with Yankees captain Derek Jeter.

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Saturday, June 25, 2011

It's AM wakeup with Camp Northstar's Tripper Harrison

Every June 25th until the day Johnny dies is Meatballs day.

Late night open thread

A hearty congratulations to the New York State Senate for voting FOR gay marriage in Albany tonight. You are on the right side of history and it's refreshing to see elected officials for a change stand on principle for what is right rather than politically expedient. Governor Cuomo immediately signed the bill into law and gay marriages can begin in 30 days.

Oh, and the same right wing Christian lobby that has spent the better part of the last 10 years trying to blur the line on the separation of church and state sure showed their forked tongues in all this. When it comes to teaching intelligent design and trying to put creationism on the same plane of fact as evolution in public schools they have no use for the separation of church and state and often loudly pretend it doesn't exist in any form. But they sure were FOR the old separation of church and state when they lobbied hard to insist the law in no way required Christian clergy to marry gay couples. Huh, ya don't say. Sounds like they want to have their straight wedding cake and eat it to.

Well done New York, hopefully New Jersey will follow your lead.

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Friday night MULTIMEDIA EXTRAVAGANZA with SOUTHERN CULTURE ON THE SKIDS!

Now, is the band from Chapel Hill North Carolina making sly social commentary through the hep lyrics and delightful rockabilly chops on the state of white trash America OR are they merely pointing out the convenience and practicality of having a house on wheels? Why not take a listen and tell us what you think.

Magnificent band live Johnny has been told by Trixie Action Space Punk as well as Mrs. Johnny. Southern Culture of the Skids with 'My House has Wheels'.

Friday night MULTIMEDIA EXTRAVAGANZA with THE CHI-LITES!

We're gonna bring the dance floor lights down a bit for a slow dance. Cue the disco ball and black lights, its ladies choice. Gentlemen, keep your hands off her ass, this is a class joint. The Chi-Lites with the soul classic 'Oh Girl'.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Friday night MULTIMEDIA EXTRAVAGANZA with NIRVANA!

Do you like hearing long ago demos of great songs? Do you like to consider where a song was at or headed before its release and how it evolved into the gold master track? Johnny's been known to like some of these demos over the final product in some cases.

Here's one such cut, a demo of Nirvana performing an early version of 'Lithium'. It was recorded in April of 1990. Feel free to share your thoughts.

Lost to the world

You peeps ever get so busy on a project that you leave the rest of the world behind? That was Johnny's morning. Back with the music series tonight.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Late night open thread

Man: What's the idea putting your hand in my pocket?
Chico: Just a little mistake. I had a suit once just looked like that, and for a moment I thought those were my pants.
Man: How could they be your pants when I've got them on?
Chico: Well, this suit had two pair of pants.
--Chico Marx in Monkey Business

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Avoid Herald Square this afternoon, Bieber is at Macy's

The teenie bopper heartthrob is introducing his new line of Beiber-scent and is going to be in Macy's to help promote it. You know what that means, screaming teen girls and anxious parents, a winning combination unless you're in the area and need to be somewhere.

You've been warned...

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Late night open thread

Nicklas Lidstrom won his seventh Norris Trophy tonight as best defenseman in the NHL. I don't think anybody is going out on a limb now calling him the best defenseman ever.

Also Clint Dempsey slid home the winning goal on a magnificent pass from Landon Donovan tonight in the Gold Cup semi-final vs. Panama. The USA will play Saturday vs either Honduras or Mexico. Mexico? Ewwwwwwwww


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Testing...testing....this is United States calling, are we reaching...

Yep, looks like the new office network is up and running. God bless Apple. Seriously. Most intuitive things on this good earth at bringing your data from the old machines to the new and not losing anything. This whole new nanny thing where Apple threatens to become the old Microsoft is off-putting but damn they make sleek machines, here over the Jersey state line.

Bazinga, two music references

The Jersey City Desk will be offline until later today

The new office machines will be arriving and Johnny will have to set those up for the hapless interns. We'll see you back here tonight...

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Late night open thread

Man with dead weasel accused of assault
Posted 6/8/2011 5:54:33 PM

HOQUIAM, Wash. (AP) — Police say a man was carrying a dead weasel when he burst into an apartment and assaulted a man in Washington state.

The victim asked, "Why are you carrying a weasel?" Police said the attacker answered, "It's not a weasel, it's a marten," then punched him in the nose and fled.

The rest here.

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So, are they mushrooms or toadstools?

These fine looking and large fungi were spotted by Johnny yesterday off of Marin Blvd. So, do you call them mushrooms or toadstools?

Possible bank robbery at the Citibank 399 Park Ave

Johnny's got the Listening Station of Doom® fired up this morning and picked up an alarm at the Citibank 399 Park Ave near 54th in Gotham.

Will advise...No shooting just yet.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Late night open thread

Johnny doesn't pontificate too much on orders of politics as he does try to be fair to all readers, within reason. At this late hour he'd like to point out to the one or two Republican state senators in New York trying to decide to vote for the proposal therefore making gay marriage legal in The Empire State. Do not let the Bible trump the freedoms of this republic spelled out in the Declaration of Independence. American soldiers have bravely defended our shared independence and freedom and the Constitution in war, not the Bible. Voting FOR this simple right will put you on the right side of history and your name will be proudly remembered in history.

“I am certain that after the dust of centuries has passed over our cities, we, too, will be remembered not for victories or defeats in battles or in politics, but for our contribution to the human spirit”
--John F. Kennedy

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Monday open thread

Say it don't spray it

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Late night open thread

Today's secret ingredient is...........POP TARTS!!!!!!

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Sunday open thread

Johnny's getting ready to shift the office computers here and some final work is necessary on network backup today (Johnny can't rest, even on Sunday) so feel free to talk about anything you'd like to.

Late night open thread

Extremely sad news tonight, Clarence Clemons, The Big Man, has passed away at 69 years old.

Heaven now has a proper sax player.


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Saturday, June 18, 2011

Cruel AND hilarious at someone else's expense? Count us in...

The good people at Gothamist have a list of the 20 favorite lies to tell tourists. Here are a couple and click the link to see the rest:

*You're required by law to give a cigarette to anyone who requests one.
*You pay for a Metrocard by putting your credit card into the slot at the turnstiles.
*When you hear the bells of St. Patrick's ring, you should fire your gun in the air.

Late night open thread

The state has the tallest state capital building on the whole USA. Can you guess which one? Answer here.

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Friday night MULTIMEDIA EXTRAVAGANZA with CARLY SIMON!

We get to answer yet another question that festers in rock and roll trivia purgatory. It's legend -- the question over who the Carly Simon song 'You're So Vain' is about, Mick Jagger (Who sings backup on that particular song) or Warren Beatty. Johnny can't answer THAT question but he CAN tell you the song 'Nobody Does it Better' was indeed written about Johnny and his mutual influence on Carly and hers on him from their brief but intense creative period together way back in 1977. The song then got played in a movie and the true meaning was lost to history until now.

What?

Carly Simon with 'Nobody Does it BEtter'.

Friday night MULTIMEDIA EXTRAVAGANZA with DAVID BYRNE!

A percussion masterpiece in this remake of the classic 'Don't Fence Me In'. Johnny would have hated editing this video but hats off to those who did.

Friday night MULTIMEDIA EXTRAVAGANZA with PETE TOWNSWND!

Ah the hours spent listen to the Empty Glass album way back up at Northern Michigan University with Johnny's buddy Sean O' Hara. If you ever do read this Sean, Johnny still had the masterful drawing you did for him of the pictured album cover (one of Johnny's all-time faves) until his last move.

Wrapping up the music series this week here's Pete Townsend with 'A Little is Enough'.

Friday, June 17, 2011

So now Governor Christie is all about the Federal Government's opinions

In a move that can only be called foot dragging at it's best and hypocritical at its worst, Governor Chris Christie AGAIN moved the goalposts on the medical marijuana issue, approved by everyone but Christie in the state of New Jersey. On teevee last night Christie said this about the plan:

"The federal government is saying medical marijuana is against the law, until I get that assurance, I cannot ask people to do things that they might get prosecuted by federal prosecutors."

So, now we're LISTENING to the Federal Government Governor? The same Federal Government you rail against and tell to piss up a rope over the payback due the feds over your ARC Tunnel cancellation?

So, which is it Guv? Pick a side on the good or bad of the federal government and stick with it. You're flip flopping more than ever lately.

And this flip flop is LAME.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Late night open thread

And while we're on a bad language jag today let's end this evening with a rioter in Vancouver last night getting his just desserts in the family jewels with a flash bang grenade. That's real man pain. Troublemakers like him shouldn't breed anyway.


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How about some Samuel L. Jackson bad language this morning?

Audible, the fantastic audio book gurus who have their world headquarters in Newark, have released Samuel L. Jackson reading the new adult/kids book with the naughty name "Go the F**k to Sleep" by author Adam Mansbach.

What a great call Audible, this book needed to be read by the famed Jules Winfield. See this is what it takes for books to get their due on the Jersey City Desk, swearing at kids to Go the F**k to Sleep!

NSFW -- bad words.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Late night open thread

Hmmmmmm, time for some sleuthing. The Canucks outshot, outhit, out power-played, had more time with the puck, and won the faceoff battle over the Bruins in the Final. Yet, the Canucks were outscored 23-8. How DOES that happen?

Magic 8 Ball says 'Ro8erto 7uongo is a sieve'. Congrats to our Original Six paesans from the local Red Wings cabal here. It looks good on ya Bruins.

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What's that old Julie brown song? 'Girl Fight Tonight'?

Only, in this case it's a girl fight that happened on the trendy upper west side in Trader Joe's. It's a classic case of he said/she said and lucky for you dear reader, it involves the shameless purposeless violence you've come to know and love.

If you'd like to learn more about the case of the frozen Pad Thai, click the Gothamist link here and enjoy your civilized morning.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Late night open thread

Did you know that the density of Saturn is so low that if you were to put it in a giant glass of water it would float? Use that factoid tomorrow.

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Is Mayor Healy's grip on power starting to slip?

A great article by the Jersey Journal on the recent and fairly surprising results in the Jersey City Democratic Organization elections. Despite Healy cronies setting up shop and trying to perhaps "intimidate" attendees to support their chosen candidate for chairman former Healy aide Joe Conte, it was Jeff Dublin, who had the support of City Councilman Steve Fulop who won the day.

Make sure to read the article, and make sure to savor this line: "At one point, Healy's voice could be heard inside the building at a screaming pitch."

Sounds like a child not getting his way to us....

Monday, June 13, 2011

Late night open thread

From the good people over at CakeWrecks.com. That's a hunter with mad skillz...

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Will the Stanley Cup be given out tonight?

Can the city of Vancouver's hippies celebrate their first Stanley Cup since the Millionaires did it in 1915? This would be the first for the Canucks franchise. Can Boston stave off elimination and force a game 7? Will Tim Thomas perhaps become a rarity of rarities, the Conn Smythe winner from the losing side?

Johnny doesn't much care for pro basketball but wallowing in LeBron comeuppance is so very very sweet. It's starting: I asked Lebron for a dollar but he gave me 75 cents. Apparently he doesn't have a 4th quarter. LeBron said he was taking his talents to South Beach. Someone should have told him the games are in Miami. Today is National LeBron James Day. Everyone gets to leave work 12 minutes early.

Go Bruins.

Again, we're somewhat limited in our news collecting...

...until the new office machines arrive. These older ones, on chip Medicare are sounding just awful. So, for now on a Monday morning we'll give you more on the story of Jersey City's Shannan Gilbert who, after making a long 911 call May 10, 2010, vanished. She is considered a possible victim of one of the serial killers near Oak Beach and Gilgo Beach on Long Island. Nobody knows for sure and that's the problem here...

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Late night open thread

A few shots from the Big Apple BBQ Block Party this weekend. After many many samples Johnny's gotta call the win for Rack & Soul who hail from 109th St. near Broadway as this year's BBQ taste kings. Their ribs were a cut above everyone else's. The ribs with the beans (that had hunks of meat in it as well as green peppers) below is from Rack & Soul.

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Sunday open thread

At least until we get the pictures of the Big Apple BBQ back from the Photo Hut to share...

Late night open thread

The formula for cold cream has hardly changed at all in the 1,700 years since it was originally made by the Roman physician Galen.

Now you know.

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Saturday, June 11, 2011

Here, let Johnny save you the time of watching the Belmont Stakes

It's been perfected.

Now you might as well run donkeys.

Saturday open thread

Discuss anything you'd like to, just keep it down a little.

Late night open thread

Updates will be spotty this weekend thrillseekers, Johnny gets to do some retail therapy and pick out a brand spanking new home Mac computer as the old one is living on borrowed time after all these years. Besides, Pork-A-Thon starts tomorrow. That's right the Big Apple BBQ starts tomorrow at 11 am and runs til 6 pm. Same bat time, same bat channel for Sunday. Johnny's gonna be busy trying to break last year's record of 2 and a half hogs.

A'vouir piglets.

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Friday night MULTIMEDIA EXTRAVAGANZA with BIG JOE TURNER!

Starting off a rainy music kind of night tonight. We'll start off with Big Joe Turner and his classic Corrina Corrina.

Friday night MULTIMEDIA EXTRAVAGANZA with THE OLD 97'S!

More great music for a rainy night in Cool City. The Old 97's with 'Victoria'.

Friday night MULTIMEDIA EXTRAVAGANZA with THROWING MUSES!

We wrap up the music series on a rainy Saturday morning with Throwing Muses from a special open rehearsal in 2009 with 'Bright Yellow Gun'.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Tennessee Titan and Bayonne's own Kenny Britt has had a busy week

Kenny has a lot of time on his hands while being locked out by the NFL owners (and greedy bastards they be). So much time in fact it seems Kenny celebrated his plea deal on Tuesday for careless driving regarding an incident in April that involved a chase (Britt sped away from police in his 90K Porsche and when police caught up he walked away from the car at first claiming it wasn't his despite the Tennessee Titans license plates) by getting popped in Hoboken on Wednesday for among other things tampering with evidence, obstructing a government function and resisting arrest. This stems from what police say was an attempt to hide and then destroy a crushed a cigar containing marijuana (we'll go with the hipper phrase 'blunt' here) after being confronted by FuHo PD. This is the 5th time in the last two years Kenny Britt has had police contact of some kind. While his teammates were down in Tennessee trying to hold workouts on their own Britt had better things to do with his time.

Kenny, a nickel's worth of free advice. Google the name Charles Rogers. Then go look in a mirror.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Late night open thread

Awkward Family Photos night:

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Sounds like Cory Booker has his eyes on something bigger than Newark

A federal political action committee known as CoryPAC has been formed in Newark, named after Newark Mayor Cory Booker. Those in the know say the funds raised now through the 2012 election will be used to help Democratic candidates for office. After 2012 however the stakes get raised. Senator Frank Lautenberg will be over 90 by the time his next term expires in 2014. Guess who's mayoral incumbency ends around then? Cory Booker.

The Jersey City Desk genuinely likes Mr. Booker. He's a hard worker who really lacks only the finds for a Newark turnaround. He's open, he's honest and he's very accessible. You can tell Booker really means what he says and cares quite a bit about his city. Are things in Newark great? No, far from it BUT it doesn't mean Booker hasn't done a lot of good things for the city.

We'd like to see Booker run for Senate. He'd be a strong candidate that's for sure...

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Late night open thread

Movie mistakes night:

In the movie Risky Business, when asked by the Princeton interviewer what he plans to major in, Joel (Tom Cruise) replies "business." Princeton does not offer an undergraduate degree in business.

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So why does it smell different on the PATH as opposed to the NY Subway?

The New York Times (yes it's OK to burn one of your free stories per month on this one) takes a look at just what THAT smell on the PATH is that the MTA Subway doesn't seem to have. Maybe you have an idea about it even before you read the article. Maybe not but either way there is a distinct difference and it's both fun and maddening to try and figure it out:

There comes a moment for riders of the PATH train, a shared, unspoken experience when the air is pierced by a distinct odor.

Sometimes it hits while descending from the street to the station. Sometimes it strikes inside the train. Then just when the nose adjusts, another distinctive smell emerges as the train goes beneath the Hudson River.


Hat tip to Jersey City Desk reader 'Wicked Mouse' for pointing us to this story.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Late night open thread

Johnny doesn't talk about personal things because, well, why would you do that? But, because Mrs. Johnny enjoys the show Chopped on whatever network that's on Johnny is well aware of the show and it's ridiculous premise. The smug judges and host give you four absurd ingredients and you in turn are expected to spin gold from gummi bears. Your basket could be Sea Bass, corn nuts, turnips and grapefruit which you must make a plate of food out of AND taste good or you are chopped.

Know what Johnny would do? He'd go in EXPECTING to have the worst dish in the first round. H'd know he was done when he got up that morning. It would be soooo very worth it just to make the judges sample, on national television the worst dish ever made. Here ya go Smug-o, I took the bass, the corn nuts, the turnips and grapefruit and put them in the blender. Blended that up realllllllll good. Then, pour that mess over some really overcooked noodles. Maybe spill several bay leaves on top. Sprinkle it with curly sliced pickled red cabbage to taste.

There you go, eat up kids. Mmmmmm, isn't that good bass?

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Pass the tanning butter

OK, it's hot now, it'll stay hot through Friday. Wednesday and Thursday will be special HELL DAY events with the mercury lapping at 97ยบ. Do make sure your pets are taken care of, make sure elderly family members and elderly friends are looked in on. Call the city and ask about cooling centers. We just checked the City of Jersey City's website and even if you search on the term 'cooling centers' you get no results. That should change. The city runs them, the city should have this information on their website. Johnny's won awards at web design, it's not that hard to make that information available on the site.

Grab a lemonade or other cool refreshing drink, put on the sunglasses in the house or office (this one time) and enjoy!

The polls are now open in New Jersey

And it's a big primary day here in the Garden State. Get out there and make your voices heard, and do it before noon if possible, before the heat wave kicks into high gear...

Monday, June 6, 2011

Late night open thread

Whew, close you windows tonight. Turn the A/C on instead. That grotesque stink wafting on the early summer breeze is the Vancouver Canucks effort tonight in Boston. The 'Nucks got a little cocky in winning games 1 and 2 after Boston self-immolated. Tonight the karma pendulum caught their giant heads from behind.

This just in, Boston just scored again...

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Good economic news to report -- Goya Foods may expand into Jersey City

The USA's largest Hispanic food company has begun looking into opening a 50K square foot distribution center here in Jersey City. While the idea is in the planning stages Mayor Healy confirmed a couple meetings with Goya over the idea of a Jersey City bump in employment numbers for Goya over the last couple years and was looking forward to more:

“We are always interested in bringing investment and the associated tax dollars and jobs to our city, and are hopeful that through ongoing efforts by my staff that we will be able to facilitate and hopefully bring to fruition this proposed expansion.”

Now we're not sure how many cereal boxes stuffed with cash this deal will finally take to get done but if you notice some of the people who might be involved in this kind of deal sitting in the Brownstone Diner bringing their own box of Lucky Charms to the restaurant, call Johnny.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Late night open thread

Which European nation consumes more spicy Mexican food than any other? Answer here.

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A Sunday morning Jersey City tradition

The line at Wonder Bagels...

Huge Cuban Day Parade today in North Hudson

A Cuban Day Parade, far bigger than the one they simply stopped having in New York City, in part because of the attendance at the one west of the Hudson River will step off today at noon. The parade, expected to draw upwards of 450,000 people will begin at James J. Braddock Park, 79th Street and Bergenline. It will pass through North Bergen, Guttenberg, West New York, and Union City.

What a gorgeous day on tap for it kids, get out there and enjoy all the fun. The festival after the parade will run until 10 pm.

Late night open thread

Well the Boston Bruins managed to yack up game two in a similarly horrific fashion to their game one meltdown. They are now down 2-0 in the Stanley Cup Final to Vancouver after allowing a goal 11 seconds into overtime. You can't even melt cheese in the microwave in 11 seconds.

But you can beat Boston.

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Saturday, June 4, 2011

USA vs Spain at 4:30 in a wonderful soccer friendly

Team USA will take the pitch at Foxboro Mass at 4:30 against reigning World and European champions Spain. Those who follow the beautiful game know that the last time the USA and La Furia Roja played in 2009 in South Africa in the Confederations Cup semi-final, it was a global shocker of a result as the USA plugged the middle of the pitch and let Spain try the sideline attack and the USA defeated Spain 2-0.

No doubt the Spaniards will be looking for revenge. Ever the optimist Johnny will call this game at 1-0 USA.

Johnny's hit the big time, he'll be even more insufferable now

Johnny's quotes on the NJ.com site are now being picked up on Forbes Magazine's online site.

Johnny gets quote of the day here which then gets picked up by Forbes.

Kee-rist if this keeps up Johnny's gonna have to try and not just mail this sh*t in...

How about a cool time lapse video of NYC to start the day

The very talented Josh Owens takes a look around NYC from 11 set cameras to catch the day. You can check out the rest of how he did it in The New Yorker.

Mindrelic - Manhattan in motion from Mindrelic.

Late night open thread

That was a hot set by The Milwaukees at Grove St. tonight. Good stuff.

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Friday night MULTIMEDIA EXTRAVAGANZA with SHAKIRA!

And you were telling yourselves this morning NO WAY we'll get a Shakira video tonight. Well Johnny saw the demographics for this site and we're lagging in the 13-87 year old male group and this song has such a hot Middle Eastern tinged flavor, Shakira it is. Johnny actually does like Shakira, she has real talent, she does a lot for the less fortunate and for god's sake man you do have eyeholes don't you?

Shakira with 'Ojos Asi'.

Friday night MULTIMEDIA EXTRAVAGANZA with XTC!

XTC with the song 'No Thugs in Our House' from some time in the past. The past is the best we can do as there is no date listed and we're far too lazy to use forensic clues like clothes, instruments, and hairstyles.

Friday night MULTIMEDIA EXTRAVAGANZA with NEKO CASE!

Where's the fact girl when you need her? We haven't had Neko on the music series in quite a while, it's a fact. Johnny heard the song 'Polar Nettles' on the beatbox earlier this week and thought it would work well tonight.

His eyes are closed he mouths her name
The rosary her lips and tongue
She is the centrifuge that throws
The spires from the sun
The Sistine Chapel
Painted with a Gatling gun

Some people are just better at music than others...

Friday, June 3, 2011

The nicest day of the year dawns on a JC Friday!!

Oh the events and fun and art you can experience here in Jersey City today. Some of the event are kicking off at press time.

This week, guests can find things to do as early as 9 a.m. tonight and as late as 3 a.m. tomorrow around Grove, Hamilton Park, McGinley Square, Newark Avenue, Newport, the Powerhouse Arts District, Van Vorst Park, Bergen Hill, Central Avenue, Greenville, Paulus Hook and Port Liberte.

You can check out the entire list of events here. Johnny and the staff will be seeing you around town today and tonight.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Late night open thread

You're selling more than just a car, you're selling a hideous butt-dumpling of a car. Johnny thinks he'd rather take his chances in the Pinto than be seen in one of these failwagons. However did AMC not survive?

1970's car ads night for all the motorheads and their patron saint Elwood Blues.


Time for Jersey City, After Dark

Johnny's NSA-like 'Listening Station of Doom' to become operational later today

Be ye warned good people of Jersey City, New York City and all the surrounding areas, Johnny's master plan to hear all and know all, the feared 'Listening Station of Doom' (That's just good marketing, soon lots of bloggers will want in on the franchise) will go live later today. No entity will be able to escape it's power, not the sworn protectors of the cities or government agencies.

It's part Death Star and part Great Eye of Sauron and cost millions of no intern annual cost of living raises, and it has come to Jersey City...

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Late night open thread

Cartoon quote night:

"I'm normally not a praying man, but if you're up there, please save me Superman."
--Homer Simpson

Time for Jersey City, After Dark

Anybody get a menu from this new Chinese restaurant on their windshield?

Johnny's seen these menus all over town for a joint called The Mangy Panda. What do you think Jersey City? What's the worst that could happen?

Tornado Watch for Hudson County and the surround until 8pm

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for the Jersey City Desk viewing area. It's time to take these watches and warnings more seriously citizens, there's something just not right with the weather this year.

The Jersey City FD, none finer

If you see a Jersey City firefighter give 'em the glad hand or just say thanks and understand the dangerous jobs they have. 14 Jersey City firemen were hospitalized in fighting a fire on Monday on Harmon St. Injuries from burns to back injuries to heat exhaustion were encountered. Thankfully they have all been released.

Jersey City had a visit last night and today from a certain overhyped political gadfly who if she had her way would disband the unions that represent these under appreciated heroes. Gee that'd be a stupid idea. These are the guys that are going to come save your life when the world comes crashing down, not Sarah Palin.

A tip of the Jersey City Desk cap to some of Jersey City's finest public servants.