Monthly Archives: July 2010

Walk and chew gum

As the old saying goes, the standard for being uncoordinated used to be people who couldn’t walk and chew gum at the same time. Nowadays, walking has taken on a much more unsafe role in the world. I read recently … Continue reading

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Jews and Chinese food

There’s an old joke about Jews and Chinese food: “If it’s 5770 on the Jewish calendar and 4707 on the Chinese calendar, the difference is 1063 years or the amount of time that Jews lived without Chinese food” or something … Continue reading

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Your baggage + you = Ira’s total airline weight formula

My friend Ted and I were talking today on our way to the golf course about the problem of obesity in America, which led to a conversation about airplane travel and overweight people, which led to my facebook post in … Continue reading

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What the hell happened to Mel Gibson?

There was a time when I really liked Mel Gibson. I mean Braveheart is one of my favorite movies, I even have the soundtrack.  As far as buddy movies go, hello Riggs and Murtaugh.  And Mel always had great leading … Continue reading

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Worst TV Commercials – Part I

For those of you that don’t know, I spent the first 11 years of my post Syracuse life working in the TV commercial production industry in NYC. Lots of stories to tell but the voice of my Com Law professor … Continue reading

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Please just go away

Lindsay Lohan is in the news again and would somebody please tell me why? Why? Why? Why?  Seems she had an interesting manicure but I wish she would just go away, never to be heard from again. I’m not talking … Continue reading

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Carry on luggage and carried baggage

Thanks to the promotional efforts of my wife, hopefully the flight attendant crew from Friday’s Continental Airlines flight #754 to Florida is reading this. If you are, thanks for a good flight but it wasn’t easy, was it? Yes folks, … Continue reading

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