Friday, November 2, 2007

Two New York posts.

¡Bienvenidos a Uruguay! You never forget your first Guay, they always say. Flags of many lands now at 83. Yay!

And now onto two quick topics, complete with loud attention grabbing headlines, all about the City That Never Sleeps.

Have you considered Ambien?

Sorry. It was just too obvious and it was sitting there... I couldn't help myself.


While the papers have been griping about losing Joe Torre, and with cause since it's hard to replace a good manager, the New York Yankees are now rid of their two main jinxes. Coach Don Mattingly left in a huff when he was not given the top spot he in no way deserved, and good looking, strong hitting and never winning the big one Alex Rodriguez has opted out of his contract, with the Yanks are saying "Adios, loser!"

The door is open for the Bronx Bombers. All they have to do now is WIN MORE GAMES THAN THE BOSTON RED SOX!




I put these two pictures together in honor of what may be the best sentence Jimmy Breslin ever wrote, when he described Rudy Giuliani as "a small man in search of a balcony."


We don't have any writers that mean or that accurate on San Francisco newspapers right now. Given that jellyfish queen Nancy Pelosi is the blight we have given to the rest of the country, I really wish we did.

And on to this week's Random 10.

One Angry Dwarf and 200 Solemn Faces Ben Folds Five
Our Little Angel Elvis Costello
Losing True The Roches
Beware Louis Jordan
Cosmics Hoagy Carmichael
Substitute The Ramones
Goldfinger Shirley Bassey
On The Banks of the Wabash The Mills Brothers
Pearls Sade
Sad Souvenirs The Four Tops

The only New York City band here are those Four Lovable Glue Sniffing MopTops, The Ramones, though The Roches are sisters from New Jersey who moved to New York City. I love the segue from The Ramones to Shirley Bassey, but in general the quiet songs kind of overwhelm the loud songs, especially at what should be the big finish.

Whadda want? It's Random! Dincha read the sign?

And with that we bid adieu for now to New York.


CDP said...

That is a great line. I liked Senator Biden's line in the debate, too...about how every sentence that comes out of Giuliani's mouth contains a noun, a verb, and 9/11.

Matty Boy said...

Biden's smackdown is excellent, but it's already getting a lot of play in a lot of places. I heard Breslin's line for the first time this week, though it is many years old, and I felt it deserved wider distribution.

And of course, I had to put the Mussolini and Rudy pictures together. It's just too much fun.

jolie said...

yes, il duce & giuliani both exhibit a certain je ne sais quoi ....

Matty Boy said...

je sais quoi! They are both so... fisty!

Karla said...

I made the laugh that sounds like a hack at the giuliani jibe!

We gots no Breslin and no Molly Ivins. Maybe we just hang out at the Onion now?

My word verification is peeeew!

dguzman said...

So what do you think about Joe Girardi? At least the guy gave his knees for the organization playing catcher, AND he won a World Series or two. Where will poor little A-Rod go now? (Who the feck cares! Guy's a big fat loser!)

Breslin is awesome. But I do miss Molly Ivins. She'd be having a blast with these clowns.

Matty Boy said...

Girardi's a good manager, but how he will handle the spotlight in NYC is anyone's guess.

The only field general I can think of that maintained the excellence of the organization at this level is when the Niners switched from Bill Walsh to George Siefert. Usually, when a legendary coach/manager leaves, the next guy is a sacrificial lamb and maybe just maybe the guy after that brings the team back to glory.

Splotchy said...

Have a good time.

Distributorcap said...

welcome to the Big Apple......
dont eat in touristy places

have fun..........