Monthly Archives: February 2009

The Demise of the Oak Room

Yet another of the Plaza Hotel’s venerable assets has been closed thanks to the timeless ineptitude of the El-Ad management. No more Palm Court. No more Oyster Bar. No more eating at the Oak Room. Judging from their failure rate the hotel should be next. But then Israeli are better known for hostility than hospitality. […]

Quote of the Day

“Ugliness is in a way superior to beauty because it lasts.” Serge Gainsbourg (04/02/1928 – 03/02/1991) French singer For a related article click on this URL

Free the Weed

French chanteur Serge Gainsbourg appeared in the 1969 film CANNABIS with his English muse, Jane Birkin. In 1973 America responded to this Gallic challenge by adopting the Rockefeller drug laws, which set the penalty for possession of more than 2 ounces of heroin, morphine, opium, cocaine, or cannabis on the same level as 2nd degree […]


Some songs are prophetic. Others are reminders of where we should be headed for the sake of our children. Few better than the Who’s WON’T GET FOOLED AGAIN Go to this URL for the magic For a related article click on this URL And of course BABA O’REILLY No one had used synthesizers for […]

Burn Ferrari Burn

F1 racing is stupid. The cars race around circuit in a procession. Ferrari is the most fabled team on the circuit. From 2002 to 2007 my website was #1 in Google Search. An arrest by the Ferrari anti-copyright squad knocked me off the list. I had to move back to the USA. The Thai police […]