Saturday, January 15, 2011

Chatty Cathie: NYC"s Wind-Up School Chancellor Doll

Thanks to Perdido Street for the graphic inspiration
Cathie's Choice: New Yorkers Comment On Cathie
Some very interesting comments on the latest Cathie Black gaffe in which she suggested birth control as a solution for school overcrowding and compared "tough decisions" she has to make on school funding and placement to sending children to a Nazi death camp:
A word of advice, Cath. You need to build up a modicum of credibility before you start with the wisecracks. Despite what you may believe, you have none when it comes to the educational system.
Well, what do you expect from a Waspish Park Ave matron? It's just a matter of time before her views on eugenics become public.
Come on, you guys. She was absolutely right. A little birth control would have been a great thing. Pity her own parents didn't use it...........

Sunday, January 02, 2011

Scenes We'd Like To See

Mike Bloomberg's Waterloo?

The Gift Collector

from wnyc: Know Your Neighbor: Judee, The Gift Collector
Wednesday, December 22, 2010, By Jennifer Hsu
Last-minute shoppers and re-gifters, let the story of Judee Rosenbaum inspire you to change your ways. Each January, she begins collecting a year's worth of finds for family and friends, precisely chosen items that she trusts the recipient will love.
"I collect everywhere I go," says Rosenbaum. A hummingbird box, an opium bottle, and a tiny Mexican owl sculpture are just a few items among the two hundred or so on her list this holiday season.
Meet this semi-retired teacher who has perfected the art of the good gift in Ditmas Park, Brooklyn.
Note the inclusion of famous left-handers Anetta Stein and Robbie Cano