Sunday, October 10, 2010

Thoughts of the day

Local treasure: Church of the Guardian Angel, a Catholic church and school at West 21st street and 10th Avenue. For quiet quirky NYC scenery, try walking from the West Village to Chelsea. I need to do it more.

Port 10 has a rooftop lounge with outdoor projection screen theater.

Valerie Mayen of Project Runway, Amanda Baumgarten of Top Chef, and Heather Chittum of Top Chef Desserts seem like nice girls.

Michelle Wie's blog.

Former supermodel Paulina Porizkova on Aging.

For its student-veterans, Columbia named as a military friendly school by G.I. Jobs.

Classic movie moment: Death of Spock (Star Trek II Wrath of Khan).

"From hell's heart I stab at thee ..." - Ahab, Khan, Monty Burns.

Jeremy Lin, playing for his hometown Warriors, made his first NBA preseason appearance last week.

In other Taiwanese-American pop news, good luck to Michael and Kevin Wu on Season 17 of the Amazing Race.

I would have preferred them getting together on the Knicks, but I still look forward to watching James, Wade, and Bosh play together for the Heat this season. James received a lot of criticism for joining Wade's Heat, but I don't agree. He was a free agent and took advantage of the opportunity to join his Redeem Team teammates while they're still in their prime. It came together for them. When you get a once-in-a-lifetime chance to achieve something special, you grab it or regret it.

Last week's episode (Season 8, Episode 11) of Project Runway showcased Ivy Higa bullying Michael Costello. Earlier in the season, before her elimination, she had turned all the contestants against him. I've dealt with venomous women like Higa in the workplace - you can't reason with them.

What does Duke '10 grad Karen Owen's faux thesis about her college sexual experiences say about the premise of 'strict liability' date rape laws? Related, Owen gives weight to disheartening views of modern women. A man's got to be a man: Why I Left My Beta Husband.

Words of the day: Neoteny and Ephebophile.

Lion King's opening number, Circle of Life. Image of lion pride in background inspires, 'Wait, what?' thought. King has harem. King has son, let's call him Simba, with mate1, where Simba has dad's Y and mom1's X, call it X1Y. King has daughter, let's call her Nala, with mate2, where Nala has dad's X and mom2's X, call it X2X. So, while Simba and Nala are half-brother and half-sister sharing a father, they don't actually share genes. Which makes their marriage not gross?

Rest in peace, Sir. I enjoyed hearing about your Vietnam War experiences with GEN Westmoreland. I'm sorry your daughter and I didn't work out.


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