Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Slicing a Tomato Vs. Tomato Confit

Interesting article with Will Oldham aka Bonnie Prince Billy in the January 5, 2009 issue of the New Yorker. The internet was down the other day so I began searching thru the cd-rom archives and came across some curious tiddies...

August 14, 1937, Two women on the 8th Ave subway:
I was so mad I could have swat him , standing their like Napoleon saying 'I will not go down to Rockaway Beach!'

Comment from December 18th 1937 issue:
Reluctantly we have to oppose Commissioner Robert Moses’ plan to turn Rockaway Beach and Coney Island into decent replicas of Jones Beach. Inspiring to think of them being cleaned up, but this new type of beach will not appeal to everyone. Many think that theory of American liberty is that beaches belong to the people to desecrate as they please. Mr. Moses falls into error when he thinks that they all like the same standards of beauty and pleasure. Can’t landscape the human heart.

-Aj Libeling and Wolcott Gibbs

July 3rd 1966 exchange in an Amityville stationary store between a teen-ager and a salesgirl.

Teen-ager: Do you have any surfing magazines?
Salesgirl: Well, there’s the Atlantic Monthly

March 20th 1971 poem
After the Flight from Rockaway

They hurry, they take

-Irving Feldman

According to the Wave a local Rock paper Duke Kahanamoku stayed with Rock local Jack Ruddy after the 1912 Olympics in Stockholm.

38th Street was supposed to be re-named Duke Kahanamoku Way but never did due to political reasons.

*Petro is coming Thursday night to drop-off fixed and pick-up damaged surfboards for repair or restoration!


Clams said...

Would it be politically correct if we re-named Shorefront Parkway to "Clams Casino Parkway"?

Only time will tell....



Ron Jon da Don said...

I think McClams Casino would be more appropriate joseph.