Monthly Archives: November 2011

Farewell, Syms

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eBookBuddy

I saw this poster in a public accommodation called Charlotte’s Space, two blocks from Liberty Plaza:

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Occupy Wall Street: November 26, 2011

All photos taken today, Saturday, November 26, 2011, around 8:20AM. Resized and resampled to VGA. Click any to enlarge.

Brookfield is installing a Christmas tree;

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R.I.P. Entrepreneur Jeno Paulucci

Jeno Paulucci, a Pioneer of Ready-Made Ethnic Foods, Dies at 93

First it was Chun King, the canned Chinese food that became a mainstay in American cupboards in the postwar decades. Then it was the pizza roll, a hybrid of Italian and Chinese fast food that acquired similar status in the kitchen freezer. Jeno Paulucci, a food magnate, had a hand in both of those contributions to the American diet, founding the companies that produced them. He died at 93 on Thursday at his home in Duluth, Minn.

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Phyllis Diller

But most people just read the book and put it aside.

I read it for two years. I underlined it. And then I leafed through it every day for two years.

And:

Liberace will tell you the same things that I do. That it was the turning point in his life.

And:

You know, there always was electricity. But it wasn’t plugged in.

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Nook Touch Limited Edition Unboxing Video

Ultimately, it doesn’t look very special at all.

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KYOBO eReader: So. Damn. Slow.

Two more YouTube videos have appeared and it’s clear that when it comes to handling eBooks — the very reason for its existence! — the KYOBO eReader is not fast at all.

Just look at how many eBooks are tried and how very, very, verrrrrry long they take to load and open:

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Occupy Wall Street: Thanksgiving Celebration

All photos taken today, Thursday, November 24, 2011, between 1:40-3:40PM. Resized and resampled to VGA. Click any to enlarge.

Occupy Wall Street was going to celebrate Thanksgiving by offering free food to several thousand people. I had to go see.

I took a hella lotta pictures. I’ve selected these to show.

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New York City: Winter Garden

All photos taken today, Thursday, November 24, 2011. Resized and resampled to VGA. Click any to enlarge.

Hidden gem of New York City that will again be popular once the new World Trade Center area is finished and access to it is easier.

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Freedom Tower: Thanksgiving Morning 2011

All photos taken today, Thursday, November 24, 2011. Resized and resampled to VGA. Click any to enlarge.

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