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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

More fun with the #iOS #StarWars app: my saber is red--does that mean *I'm* the baddie? Or a fan of #ThatMitchellAndWebbLook?


More fun with the #iOS #StarWars app: my saber is red--does that mean *I'm* the baddie? Or a fan of #ThatMitchellAndWebbLook?

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Having fun with the #StarWars app for #iOS while enjoying a #beer.


Having fun with the #StarWars app for #iOS while enjoying a #beer.

Posted on September 30, 2015 at 09:34PM

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Now just where did that radiator get up to? #oldNYC #NYCLife


Now just where did that radiator get up to? #oldNYC #NYCLife

Posted on September 30, 2015 at 08:58PM

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Sorry, Hillary! This actually is a very good reason you shouldn't have had your own email server. #justsayin


Sorry, Hillary! This actually is a very good reason you shouldn't have had your own email server. #justsayin

Posted on September 30, 2015 at 07:36PM

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This week on BallpointAdventures.com, #BarbieBallpoint shows off her strong faith! (Billy doesn't get it!)


This week on BallpointAdventures.com, #BarbieBallpoint shows off her strong faith! (Billy doesn't get it!)

Posted on September 30, 2015 at 06:19PM

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The planet Earth should probably be renamed "SNAFU" because just look at these notifications. #WhatCouldPossiblyGoRight? #PlanetSNAFU #Earth #EarthRenamed


The planet Earth should probably be renamed "SNAFU" because just look at these notifications. #WhatCouldPossiblyGoRight? #PlanetSNAFU #Earth #EarthRenamed

Posted on September 30, 2015 at 02:32PM

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

This looks like a really big #storm to me...


This looks like a really big #storm to me...

Posted on September 29, 2015 at 08:03PM

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This is how chill that feathered fella was. Anyone know what kind of bird he is? #NYC #NYCLife #birds


This is how chill that feathered fella was. Anyone know what kind of bird he is? #NYC #NYCLife #birds

Posted on September 29, 2015 at 06:04PM

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Met this little feathered fella outside the #LegoStore at #RockefellerCenter tonight. I literally saw him fall out of a tree. He seemed OK though, and unimpressed with me.


Met this little feathered fella outside the #LegoStore at #RockefellerCenter tonight. I literally saw him fall out of a tree. He seemed OK though, and unimpressed with me.

Posted on September 29, 2015 at 05:58PM

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Monday, September 28, 2015

SURF'S UP ON MARS, DUDE!! The #SilverSurfer must be so stoked!! #NASA #nasasbigannouncement #Mars


SURF'S UP ON MARS, DUDE!! The #SilverSurfer must be so stoked!! #NASA #nasasbigannouncement #Mars

Posted on September 28, 2015 at 11:13AM

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Sunday, September 27, 2015

Stupid website doesn't let you add a beard or go with a buzz cut. At least the clothes are spot-on.


Stupid website doesn't let you add a beard or go with a buzz cut. At least the clothes are spot-on.

Posted on September 27, 2015 at 03:08PM

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Found these boney beauties at #Target to help creepify the mood for #Halloween which is just a month away! Ended up taking home only the cat at the crow #skeletons. But all were pretty fun looking.


Found these boney beauties at #Target to help creepify the mood for #Halloween which is just a month away! Ended up taking home only the cat at the crow #skeletons. But all were pretty fun looking.

Posted on September 27, 2015 at 02:03PM

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Yes, there are #rats on the #NYC #subway. This #slomo #rat was far from the tracks, tho. #NYCLife #HighFrameRate #SlowMotion #iPhone5s


Yes, there are #rats on the #NYC #subway. This #slomo #rat was far from the tracks, tho. #NYCLife #HighFrameRate #SlowMotion #iPhone5s

Posted on September 27, 2015 at 01:19PM

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Friday, September 25, 2015

For lunch today... #whathaveidone?!? #chicken does NOT belong on #pizza! But it was so tasty!! #HarrysItalian


For lunch today... #whathaveidone?!? #chicken does NOT belong on #pizza! But it was so tasty!! #HarrysItalian

Posted on September 25, 2015 at 07:04PM

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Thursday, September 24, 2015

It turns out there IS #privacy on the #NYC #subway and this guy shows us how to get it!


It turns out there IS #privacy on the #NYC #subway and this guy shows us how to get it!

Posted on September 24, 2015 at 07:46PM

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The most dapper #timelord I've ever seen on the #NYC #subway.


The most dapper #timelord I've ever seen on the #NYC #subway.

Posted on September 24, 2015 at 11:10AM

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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Billy is not big on #popes in this week's #comicstrip from http://BallpointAdventures.com


Billy is not big on #popes in this week's #comicstrip from http://BallpointAdventures.com

Posted on September 23, 2015 at 03:37PM

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Anybody know where I can pick up some fresh NBC? #NYCLife


Anybody know where I can pick up some fresh NBC? #NYCLife

Posted on September 22, 2015 at 08:47PM

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Monday, September 21, 2015

Is that a giant #USB plug sticking out of the top of that building?!? #NYCLife #REALLYinconvenientFlashDrive!


Is that a giant #USB plug sticking out of the top of that building?!? #NYCLife #REALLYinconvenientFlashDrive!

Posted on September 21, 2015 at 11:55AM

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Saturday, September 19, 2015

And dinner last night at the #GrandCentralOysterBar: #SeaScallops #PanRoast! Soooo good!!


And dinner last night at the #GrandCentralOysterBar: #SeaScallops #PanRoast! Soooo good!!

Posted on September 19, 2015 at 09:40PM

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Last night's menu was from the #GrandCentralOysterBar!!! So much delicious to choose from! #GrandCentral #NYC


Last night's menu was from the #GrandCentralOysterBar!!! So much delicious to choose from! #GrandCentral #NYC

Posted on September 19, 2015 at 09:03PM

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Why so fly away the #birdies?! ;(


Why so fly away the #birdies?! ;(

Posted on September 19, 2015 at 05:13PM

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I think I caught #SteveAustin out for a jog! #SixMillionDollarMan #HighFrameRate #SloMo #SlowMotion


I think I caught #SteveAustin out for a jog! #SixMillionDollarMan #HighFrameRate #SloMo #SlowMotion

Posted on September 19, 2015 at 03:47PM

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@SierraRein and I showing TheMom my favorite place to relax in #NYC: #LindenTerrace in #FortTryonPark #NYC


@SierraRein and I showing TheMom my favorite place to relax in #NYC: #LindenTerrace in #FortTryonPark #NYC

Posted on September 19, 2015 at 03:30PM

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Surrounded by grass, these jerks are taking up two full benches in a busy section of #FortTryonPark right now. #Lame #NewYorkers #NYCLife #NYC


Surrounded by grass, these jerks are taking up two full benches in a busy section of #FortTryonPark right now. #Lame #NewYorkers #NYCLife #NYC

Posted on September 19, 2015 at 03:21PM

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The #ChelseaMarket has designated #NoSitting zones! Sorry, floor! No butts for you!


The #ChelseaMarket has designated #NoSitting zones! Sorry, floor! No butts for you!

Posted on September 19, 2015 at 02:51PM

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Friday, September 18, 2015

TheMom & TheMe earlier today at #ChelseaMarket enjoying the artisanal atmosphere mixed with the wafting scent of @Google's #NYC HQ across the street.


TheMom & TheMe earlier today at #ChelseaMarket enjoying the artisanal atmosphere mixed with the wafting scent of @Google's #NYC HQ across the street.

Posted on September 18, 2015 at 10:37PM

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Thursday, September 17, 2015

It's so great that good (real/important) journalism still exists in the world and can make a real difference! In other news, it's 2015 and there is a slave island in Indonesia. #WTFAmerica!? #wtf #America (We say we fight for freedom but we can't stop a slave island from existing. #priorities!)


It's so great that good (real/important) journalism still exists in the world and can make a real difference! In other news, it's 2015 and there is a slave island in Indonesia. #WTFAmerica!? #wtf #America (We say we fight for freedom but we can stop a slave island from existing. #priorities!)
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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

The old Times Building in #TimesSquare #NYC tonight.


The old Times Building in #TimesSquare #NYC tonight.

Posted on September 16, 2015 at 10:31PM

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Saw this little stinker the night before last on the way home from the #NYC subway. #urban #skunk #NYCLife @sierrarein, I think "skunky-wunky" is adorable, btw.


Saw this little stinker the night before last on the way home from the #NYC subway. #urban #skunk #NYCLife @sierrarein, I think "skunky-wunky" is adorable, btw.

Posted on September 16, 2015 at 12:59PM

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Saturday, September 12, 2015

In case you didn't believe me when I said I got #takoyaki from #KarlsBalls here's a photo of the Karls Balls tent at the #JapaneseBlockFair today on #6thAve down in the village.


In case you didn't believe me when I said I got #takoyaki from #KarlsBalls here's a photo of the Karls Balls tent at the #JapaneseBlockFair today on #6thAve down in the village.

Posted on September 12, 2015 at 07:11PM

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Had some yummy #takoyaki from #KarlsBalls (!) today at the #JapaneseBlockFair on #6thAve. They were so #oishi!! #takoyakiismyfavoritejfood #SorryMrOctopus!


Had some yummy #takoyaki from #KarlsBalls (!) today at the #JapaneseBlockFair on #6thAve. They were so #oishi!! #takoyakiismyfavoritejfood #SorryMrOctopus!

Posted on September 12, 2015 at 07:00PM

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Teeny tiny #dog, stretched out on the road at the #JapaneseBlockFair on #6thAve today. #nyc


Teeny tiny #dog, stretched out on the road at the #JapaneseBlockFair on #6thAve today. #nyc

Posted on September 12, 2015 at 05:26PM

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Clouds over the #JapaneseBlockFair at #6thStreet and #HoustonSt but no rain yet!! #whew


Clouds over the #JapaneseBlockFair at #6thStreet and #HoustonSt but no rain yet!! #whew

Posted on September 12, 2015 at 02:38PM

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Friday, September 11, 2015

Not only do I want the high-end, #Spheero-like #BB8 toy, the #Lego #MiniFig BB-8 just got added to my list. I just hope this droid isn't the only thing I like about the new #StarWars movies.


Not only do I want the high-end, #Spheero-like #BB8 toy, the #Lego #MiniFig BB-8 just got added to my list. I just hope this droid isn't the only thing I like about the new #StarWars movies.

Posted on September 11, 2015 at 03:59PM

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I kind of love ads on Twitter. The replies are worth the annoyance of the ad. Like in this screenshot's case. I love that we can immediately and publicly slam liars like this. Couldn't do this with TV commercials!


I kind of love ads on Twitter. The replies are worth the annoyance of the ad. Like in this screenshot's case. I love that we can immediately and publicly slam liars like this. Couldn't do this with TV commercials!

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Thursday, September 10, 2015

And suddenly, in #NYC, there is #rain. (And #thunder and #lightning, too--where have they been all #summer?)


And suddenly, in #NYC, there is #rain. (And #thunder and #lightning, too--where have they been all #summer?)

Posted on September 10, 2015 at 01:53AM

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Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Had one of these bottles of #ColBrew for my morning #coffee today. They were giving them out free yesterday before the 1st taping of the @ColbertLateShow #TheLateShowWithStephenColbert #stephencolbert #souvenirs #NowTakingBids


Had one of these bottles of #ColBrew for my morning #coffee today. They were giving them out free yesterday before the 1st taping of the @ColbertLateShow #TheLateShowWithStephenColbert #stephencolbert #souvenirs #NowTakingBids

Posted on September 09, 2015 at 09:05PM

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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

TV history happened today! Someone new started taping his show #TheEdSullivanTheater! It was @StephenAtHome! (#StephenColbert) Sorry, I grew up on late nite TV so this is a big deal.


TV history happened today! Someone new started taping his show #TheEdSullivanTheater! It was @StephenAtHome! (#StephenColbert) Sorry, I grew up on late nite TV so this is a big deal.

Posted on September 08, 2015 at 10:49PM

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Poor, lonely little corner sign above the #PieFace on the same #NYC block as #TheEdSullivanTheater, where @ColbertLateShow is taped. I'm paying attention to ya buddy!


Poor, lonely little corner sign above the #PieFace on the same #NYC block as #TheEdSullivanTheater, where @ColbertLateShow is taped. I'm paying attention to ya buddy!

Posted on September 08, 2015 at 04:30PM

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Wideshot outside @ColbertLateShow/#TheEdSullivanTheater just moments ago. #wishiwasgoinginside


Wideshot outside @ColbertLateShow/#TheEdSullivanTheater just moments ago. #wishiwasgoinginside

Posted on September 08, 2015 at 04:18PM

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The scene, more or less right now, outside @ColbertLateShow/#TheEdSullivanTheater #NYC


The scene, more or less right now, outside @ColbertLateShow/#TheEdSullivanTheater #NYC

Posted on September 08, 2015 at 04:16PM

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Another shot of the marquee and sign for @ColbertLateShow at #TheEdSullivanTheater #nyc #greatshot #ifidosaysomyself


Another shot of the marquee and sign for @ColbertLateShow at #TheEdSullivanTheater #nyc #greatshot #ifidosaysomyself

Posted on September 08, 2015 at 04:08PM

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Across the street from @ColbertLateShow where the marquee looks good (though I think they forgot his name.)


Across the street from @ColbertLateShow where the marquee looks good (though I think they forgot his name.)

Posted on September 08, 2015 at 03:27PM

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Monday, September 7, 2015

ATTENTION #NYC RESIDENTS: if you are taking the #subway home from #cycling or #running please don't be like this smelly fellow. Put your arm down. This idiot could be standing by any number of doors on this train and he'd avoid disturbing anyone. But no--he's standing by us and 5 other people. There are a total of 15 people on this car. Why not care about your fellow human AND MOVE? Or he could PUT HIS ARM DOWN. We'd move but we have our haul of groceries and his bike is blocking us anyway! We were also on the train first. #NYC #NYCLife


ATTENTION #NYC RESIDENTS: if you are taking the #subway home from #cycling or #running please don't be like this smelly fellow. Put your arm down. This idiot could be standing by any number of doors on this train and he'd avoid disturbing anyone. But no--he's standing by us and 5 other people. There are a total of 15 people on this car. Why not care about your fellow human AND MOVE? Or he could PUT HIS ARM DOWN. We'd move but we have our haul of groceries and his bike is blocking us anyway! We were also on the train first. #NYC #NYCLife

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Friday, September 4, 2015

L, L, and the P of H: 2015 Edition (bringing the Founding Fathers into 2015)

Last week, I wrote about my history as a blogger and included a post I wrote for my blog on, the now defunct website GuerrillaNews.com.  I wrote that post over ten years ago and felt it was still pretty accurate. In fact, the sentiment behind it is probably more accurate in 2015 than it was in 2004. So, I thought I'd post an updated version.  Here goes:

L, L, and the P of H: 2015 Edition

Fri, 4 Sep 2015 13:00:00

We, in America, were always taught to revere the Founding Fathers.  They had the wisdom and strength to not only conceive of the Great Democratic Experiment, but to see it all the way through to fruition.  And they did so in the face of a mighty empire and its king who oppressed them all with unfair taxation.  What wise and brave men they were!

So, wise that for the past two-and-a-half centuries,  we have looked at the words they wrote and the system that put in place as almost sacrosanct.  On more than one occasion, regarding more than a few issues, our leaders, our news media, our idiot Television pundits have asked "what were the intentions of the founding fathers?"

As though, it's not fairly obvious when you consider the context of the Founding Fathers and the men themselves.

As though, culture hasn't changed dramatically since 1776.

As though, the Declaration of Independence, the US Constitution, and the Bill of Rights were not written in English as a set of instructions to run a government.

As though, these documents were holy writ, words of deities written in another language and handed down to us, through millennia.

Another #confusing choice from @google. Turning the #Photosphere app into #GoogleStreetView. You just murdered the photosphere format. On iOS. I'll never use this app now mainly because I will forgot what it's for since I can do street view on the normal gMaps app. Hell, I stopped using the Photosphere app because I couldn't export them to my other devices.


Another #confusing choice from @google. Turning the #Photosphere app into #GoogleStreetView. You just murdered the photosphere format. On iOS. I'll never use this app now mainly because I will forgot what it's for since I can do street view on the normal gMaps app. Hell, I stopped using the Photosphere app because I couldn't export them to my other devices.

Posted on September 04, 2015 at 12:53AM

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Thursday, September 3, 2015

Check it out--these #classy guys tell us to never forget #911, right before telling us to buy their commemorative shirt. Like a commenter on that post said: you better be giving 100% of the profits to 9/11 #FirstResponders/victims/families. I remember when #capitalism had restraint (AKA #regulation)


Check it out--these #classy guys tell us to never forget #911, right before telling us to buy their commemorative shirt. Like a commenter on that post said: you better be giving 100% of the profits to 9/11 #FirstResponders/victims/families. I remember when #capitalism had restraint (AKA #regulation)

Posted on September 03, 2015 at 07:17PM

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Wow. That's awkward...but awesome. See that, Ms. Religious person? 5 other people in your office think they should do what they are paid to do.


Wow. That's awkward...but awesome. See that, Ms. Religious person? 5 other people in your office think they should do what they are paid to do.

Posted on September 03, 2015 at 03:45PM

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You know that if #DonaldTrump doesn't get the #GOP nom, he'll run anyway, right? Since when can we trust anything this clown says?


You know that if #DonaldTrump doesn't get the #GOP nom, he'll run anyway, right? Since when can we trust anything this clown says?

Posted on September 03, 2015 at 02:18PM

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So, it's against my religion (atheism) to deal with idiots. This is why I choose to not work in retail. If your job forces you to do something you are religiously against, it's YOUR fault for taking that job.


So, it's against my religion (atheism) to deal with idiots. This is why I choose to not work in retail. If your job forces you to do something you are religiously against, it's YOUR fault for taking that job.

Posted on September 03, 2015 at 02:08PM

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Feeling unfairly treated by people in your life? Billy has some advice for you at http://BallpointAdventures.com!


Feeling unfairly treated by people in your life? Billy has some advice for you at http://BallpointAdventures.com!

Posted on September 03, 2015 at 12:11AM

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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Gotta admit, the #StarWars app for #iOS is pretty cool. Can't believe #StarTrek doesn't have something like this.


Gotta admit, the #StarWars app for #iOS is pretty cool. Can't believe #StarTrek doesn't have something like this.

Posted on September 02, 2015 at 04:51PM

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Enjoying the shade today at #FortTryonPark! #summertime #NYC


Enjoying the shade today at #FortTryonPark! #summertime #NYC
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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

So, @NYTimes reports on murder rates rising in US cities, but uses a photo of PoC kids because one of them knew a murder victim. #NotRacistAtAll #sarcashtag


So, @NYTimes reports on murder rates rising in US cities, but uses a photo of PoC kids because one of them knew a murder victim. #NotRacistAtAll #sarcashtag

Posted on September 01, 2015 at 03:29PM

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