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Monthly Archives: February 2015

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Our Favorite Vulcan


Rest in Peace, Holmes.

Beat of the Day


Man, listen:

[Painting by Arturo Samaniego]

Taster’s Cherce


George Orwell on how to make a proper cup of tea. 

[Photo Credit: I Ate My Way Through]

World Famous


Okay, random question of the day: Who were the most Internationally famous athletes of the 20th Century? I’ve got Ruth, Ali, Pele and Jordan.

It doesn’t matter if people around the world knew or cared about baseball or boxing or basketball. Just that these guys were recognized as being famous.

Who else? Tiger, Lance? I don’t know anything about cricket and little about soccer–Maradona, perhaps?

Pre-WWII is harder to figure: Jesse Owens, Jack Johnson, Joe Louis? DiMaggio because of Marilyn–and even Hemingway? There’s no right answer, I’m just throwing it out there.

Whadda ya hear, whadda ya say?

Million Dollar Movie


Master Class. 

Taster’s Cherce


I know it’s not the weekend. Hell, it’s not even the morning. But still, Grandma Bercher’s Cinnamon Rolls look slammin’.

Food 52 wins again (and so do we).

New York Minute


Michael Daly’s got a story to tell. 

[Photo Credit: NYC Subway Rider]

Morning Art


Picture by Juan Eduardo Salas via MPD.

Beat of the Day


Shake Your Rump.

[Photo Via: Retrogasm]

42 Boxes

printers box

“There is a certain embarrassment about being a storyteller in these times when stories are considered not quite as satisfying as statements, and statements not quite as satisfying as statistics, but in the long run, a people is known, not by its statements or its statistics, but by the stories it tells.”–Flannery O’Connor

Our man Ken Arneson has a thoughtful and intriguing post over at his site. It’s involved and absolutely rewarding.

[Image Via: Toile in the Family]




I’ll never forget the number. Sports Phone. Man, I used to sneak calls as much as I could in the early-mid-Eighties. I had to sneak them because the calls were expensive and if too many showed up on the phone bill my ass was new mown grass. But still, in those days I’d do whatever I could to get an up-to-date score so the risk was worth it.

For a good time, head on over to Grantland and check out this history of Sports Phone by the talented Joe Delessio.

[Photo Via: No Mas]

Morning Art


Painting by Lee Price. 

New York Minute


Yeah, I know I’m repeating myself but can’t say it enough–I love how Bags captures our city. 


Taster’s Cherce


Rosemary Butter Beans with Maple Roast Roots.



You guys know all about the great Lo Hud Yankee blog. Pete Abraham started it and Chad Jennings keeps it purring along. For all the latest spring training whatnot, look no further than your one-stop shop for Yankeeness. 

[Picture by Lucy Eldridge via It’s a Long Season]

It Ain’t the Meat it’s the Motion


C.C. weighs in.

Sundazed Soul


The sun is out. Roll along.

Picture by Bags.

Morning Art


“Sip” by Graham Dean (1999)

Taster’s Cherce


Simple pleasures are the best. 

B-B-Batter Up


Pitchers n catchers and dreams of someplace warm. 

[Photo Credit: Francis Miller via It’s a Long Season]

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