After finishing up at the MoMA, Rachel and I headed over to Times Square to get tickets for a Broadway show at TKTS. For those of you are aren’t from NYC, that’s where you can get on line to purchase leftover seats for all the famous musicals and shows for half the price. The only thing is you can’t have your heart set on one particular show, you have to chose from whatever is available. However, because of the economy, a LOT of shows are usually available, and I got to see what I wanted, Spamalot.
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My wife Rachel has been awaiting the iPhone 3G for several months. Even though I am wedded to my beloved BlackBerry, she wanted to be able to carry a single device to play her music, act as a phone, and to be able to check her email. At the $199 price AT&T was advertising it at, it seemed like a no-brainer. So despite my usual reservations against buying Apple products, we headed to the AT&T Wireless store today on my lunch hour to see if we could pick one up for her.
Okay, I know I’m going to get flamed for furthering ethnic stereotypes, but I have to admit, us Jews love a good bargain. So I’m going to risk getting my butt chewed because I feel compelled to play yiddische consumer advocate.
This morning I learned of the news of George Carlin’s passing with much sadness, and with the realization that we have lost one of the great thinkers and comedic minds of the last century. More than any other comedian, he was the one who I identified with most. Someone who wasn’t afraid to tweak authority, who questioned everything. He wasn’t college educated, but he had a brilliant mind, and had views — albeit strange and wonderful — on practically every subject in existence.
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