"Investigators found traces of anthrax on two African drums and an electrical outlet in the room where the event took place, Dr. Talbot said, and are theorizing that the woman swallowed spores that were aerosolized by the drumming."Will drum circles be outlawed? How will white people with dreadlocks react? Will life ever be the same?
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
They've also signed 18-game winner Kelvim Escobar who will probably get injured sometime around July.
Could they pull off another late-season collapse that makes Met fans want to throw their televisions out the window?
Only time will tell. Just about 60 days until pitchers and catchers report to spring training.
When we nominated both Ghostface Killah and Terrible Tim for Staten Islander of the decade we never expected this (actually we didn’t really expect much). But with two days left to vote Ghost is in the lead followed by, that’s right, the raunchy Community television folk singer Terrible Tim. Seen below in a gripping scene from America's Got Talent.
It's uncanny, really.Y'all be nice to the crackheads, everybody listen upI shot one of my bitches, the hoe ain't trick enough- Ghost or Tim?I wanna get blunted so break out the bluntsPut an end to your frontin’ so break out the blunts- Ghost or Tim?
“He [ McMahon ] voted to fund the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, once again, not only against his constituents’ wishes, but to aid and abet the further destruction of two countries that were invaded illegally and against the will of the people..."
"...the subjugation of the American people and their Constitution - is being accomplished by a Chicago punk and a radical Democrat Congress...."
Monday, December 28, 2009
The Headlocks - Cuckoo Bird
The party pack from the North Shore somehow managed to cram all the instruments into a studio in Brooklyn and record the most ambitious albums from a local act in recent memory.
Few bands can light up the back of Martini Red like this crew right here. In a music scene which has seen it's art grow -- let's say -- more mature, Dead Set On Destruction pays homage to the hardcore the Island is famous for but brings it into the new century.
The band's new album is true to form as they blend Husker Du-style riffs and shout-a-long vocals with pummeling beats. Lead singer Todd Currier's knock-down screams are powerful, yet melodic.
Sunday, December 27, 2009
Don't forget new episode Jersey Shore airs Thurs. Dec 31st 10ET/PT- totally getting $$$ for that-
Saturday, December 26, 2009
"They heard popping noises and smelled a foul odor and some saw Abdulmutallab's trouser leg and the wall of the plane on fire."
Friday, December 25, 2009
The company, based in NYC and Atlantic City, has been voted - "#1 Male Strip Show & Hottest Male Strippers in the Nation by Male Strippers Directory." We have to admit, it's not much of a stretch. No surprises here. The site says it all.
What Happens at "All American Male",
Stays at "All American Male"!
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
"He came to the Pentagon, doused himself with gasoline. Burned himself to death below my office. (pause) How much evil must we do in order to do good? We have certain ideals, certain responsibilities. Recognize that at times you will have to engage in evil, but minimize it."
And last but not least, the Liars early-00's dance-punk song, "Mr. Your On Fire Mr." The band went on the record scores of more albums relying on tribal drones, but the song was a pretty juicy pre-Rapture party hit and tells a tale of mistaken immolation, so I'll include it.
"Mr. you on fire, Mr."
Sunday, December 20, 2009
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So it looks like President Obama and the Democrats will get their Health Care Reform after all. While DC and the rest of the East Coast was being blanketed by snow, Senators emerges from a 13 hour meeting with Nebraska Democrat Ben Nelson to finally come to an agreement on abortion.
Mr. Reid dropped a proposed tax on cosmetic surgery and replaced it with a tax on “indoor tanning services.” Senate Democrats said the 10 percent tax was justified because ultraviolet radiation from tanning devices could increase the risk of skin cancer.
Saturday, December 19, 2009
"TRUTH be told, life at the Alice Austen House in the Rosebank section of Staten Island was considerably livelier in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, when Austen, one of America’s earliest and most prolific photographers, ruled the roost.
It was from this Gothic-Revival-style house that she used to take off on her bicycle, laden with 50 pounds of equipment, to photograph fishmongers, bootblacks and other working people. It was on the front lawn that she used to dance wildly with her female friends. Even more scandalous, she took pictures of herself with a cigarette stuck in her mouth."
Friday, December 18, 2009
Charges have been dropped. The NYCLU is now involved. Molinaro is mum about the arrest and the pending suit against the city.
The beep is not named specifically but Edward Sullivan says that he was arrested three days after he wrote an article about Jim "the penguin" Molinaro. He claims the cops told him he has "enemies upstairs."
It's time to turn these properties over to the New York City Parks Department and get on with it! These properties are owned by the people of Staten Island and the powers that be are just waiting to turn them over to private contractors to make a fortune on prime real estate without investing a penny!
This is our property, people! Don't let Borough Hall take away from us what is legally ours with some under-handed deal like what just happened at Brookfield landfill. We want access to the waterfront on the North Shore. We want a park. We want a National Lighthouse Museum.
We are told there is no money for a museum or a park. Where did the $100 million for the "mistake" in the Brookfield cleanup come from? What politician had $100 million sitting in their discretionary funds available to give it to a contractor? We want access to our property!
Enough is enough. Tear down the fences on the North Shore!
Election Day is less then 75 days away. Don't forget who did what for you in November.
[The writer is Executive Director of the Natural Resources Protective Association.]
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Like comic books? OK well, this store is having a two year anniversary sale this week.
A lady drove her car into a Dollar Tree on Forest Avenue yesterday.
Meanwhile, a dude tries to get SNL's Lorne Michaels to come to the Island after the Gossip Girl fiasco. Good luck with that.
Sunday, December 13, 2009
"A McMahon-Fossella matchup, which would no doubt revolve around hot topics like health care, Afghanistan and Fossella's scandal-scarred past, would no doubt be one of the most-watched races in the nation."
Did they just say "no doubt" twice in one sentence? Yes, they did
Saturday, December 12, 2009
The Monkey Meat Lady gets probation.
Another Islander gets convicted in a $33 Million Ponzi scheme.
On Facebook, The "R" Train to Staten Island group is up to 3,317 members.
Psychedelic rock band In Buenos Aires plays at Martini Red.
Island carpetbagger Rich Russo is putting on a show at Santos Party House.
Lady from Big Hollywood defends the Island against stereotypical SNL skits.
Guy punches girl on MTV, gets sent to "rubber room" for teachers.
Drunk mom says she wasn't driving.