Category Archives: miscellaneous

This and that. Posts that don’t fit neatly into any other category.

My Heart Goes Out To Mia Farrow

My heart goes out to Mia Farrow. The poor woman strikes me from a distance as super intelligent and tortured by conflicting demons. Reading the highly researched article by Robert B. Weide in the Daily Beast is a must for people who are still curious about the 1992 scandal that involved Farrow, Woody Allen, Soon…

I’m Happy For Kate Middleton, But Most News Is Bad News

picture of 4 TV sets showing good news and bad news

Your Manhattan Voyeur has had it. I’m totally stressed out from ducking and absorbing shocks over disasters, global and local that dimwit news people push into my face as they compete for ratings by sensationalizing strangers’ violent tragedies. When I switch on the TV to catch something cheery like The Big Bang Theory or Seinfeld…

“Radical” Means Crazy As A Loon

Wisdom comes to those who wait–particularly if they also think and think. I began testing  a new theory two weeks ago while standing in the checkout line at Whole Foods with my brown rice and chicken. The new hypothesis is:  the word “radical” preceding any noun pretty much means “crazy”. Radical feminist, radical left winger,…

Conversations In The Car With Jerry on crackle.com

I just made a day indeed worth living. The fun was watching Jerry Seinfeld’s sublime creation: he picks up a fellow comedian and drives to get coffee. Treat yourself by finding him and his friends on crackle.com. It’s all about Jerry Seinfeld and his relaxed presence talking to people he likes.

Michael Douglas Throat Cancer News: A false step?

I worked for Michael Douglas (supposedly running his film production company, but that’s a whole other story) for four years during his heyday in the late 1980’s.  No matter how difficult he was I was never afraid of him and had great compassion for him. I grew to admire  his great intelligence–primitive, emotional, largely untouched…

Don’t Bank at J.P. Morgan Chase. Chase Mugs Clients.

It started last week when I was mugged on the Madison Avenue bus. Then I was mugged seven more times by J.P.Morgan Chase bank. Buyer beware of too big to fail/jail banks.

Black Men Lead Us: and I’m Not Just Talking President Obama

Do white people have soul? Black men make poetry in every day life, perhaps in part because they are among the most oppressed adults in our society,  And this singular group that populates our prisons is also perhaps the most influential in driving the culture of human interaction. Let’s start with the poignance of calling…

Attention Mayor Bloomberg: Watch “Changing Minds at Concord High School”

The other night a schoolteacher friend dragged me to a moving and mind-blowing screening of an important documentary: Changing Minds at Concord High School.

I Hate Verizon. I Like AT&T

My First Cellphone Your voyeur recently purchased her first cell phone.  I’d gotten by nicely cadging other people’s phones when I needed,  But when a doorman wouldn’t reveal the room number of a physical therapist I wanted to visit I joined the plugged-in horde. Since I own an iPad I was counseled to purchase a…

CUT THE CRAP NEWS

Why do we in the US feel we must be always happy?  That throbbing vein in our culture renders us jealous and sore. Why?  Because  it’s impossible.  I bet we scarf down more anti-depressants than people in other countries. Other countries have other problems. A recent intelligent Financial Times article opined that the French thrive…

Category Archives: miscellaneous

This and that. Posts that don’t fit neatly into any other category.

My Heart Goes Out To Mia Farrow

My heart goes out to Mia Farrow. The poor woman strikes me from a distance as super intelligent and tortured by conflicting demons. Reading the highly researched article by Robert B. Weide in the Daily Beast is a must for people who are still curious about the 1992 scandal that involved Farrow, Woody Allen, Soon…

I’m Happy For Kate Middleton, But Most News Is Bad News

picture of 4 TV sets showing good news and bad news

Your Manhattan Voyeur has had it. I’m totally stressed out from ducking and absorbing shocks over disasters, global and local that dimwit news people push into my face as they compete for ratings by sensationalizing strangers’ violent tragedies. When I switch on the TV to catch something cheery like The Big Bang Theory or Seinfeld…

“Radical” Means Crazy As A Loon

Wisdom comes to those who wait–particularly if they also think and think. I began testing  a new theory two weeks ago while standing in the checkout line at Whole Foods with my brown rice and chicken. The new hypothesis is:  the word “radical” preceding any noun pretty much means “crazy”. Radical feminist, radical left winger,…

Conversations In The Car With Jerry on crackle.com

I just made a day indeed worth living. The fun was watching Jerry Seinfeld’s sublime creation: he picks up a fellow comedian and drives to get coffee. Treat yourself by finding him and his friends on crackle.com. It’s all about Jerry Seinfeld and his relaxed presence talking to people he likes.

Michael Douglas Throat Cancer News: A false step?

I worked for Michael Douglas (supposedly running his film production company, but that’s a whole other story) for four years during his heyday in the late 1980’s.  No matter how difficult he was I was never afraid of him and had great compassion for him. I grew to admire  his great intelligence–primitive, emotional, largely untouched…

Don’t Bank at J.P. Morgan Chase. Chase Mugs Clients.

It started last week when I was mugged on the Madison Avenue bus. Then I was mugged seven more times by J.P.Morgan Chase bank. Buyer beware of too big to fail/jail banks.

Black Men Lead Us: and I’m Not Just Talking President Obama

Do white people have soul? Black men make poetry in every day life, perhaps in part because they are among the most oppressed adults in our society,  And this singular group that populates our prisons is also perhaps the most influential in driving the culture of human interaction. Let’s start with the poignance of calling…

Attention Mayor Bloomberg: Watch “Changing Minds at Concord High School”

The other night a schoolteacher friend dragged me to a moving and mind-blowing screening of an important documentary: Changing Minds at Concord High School.

I Hate Verizon. I Like AT&T

My First Cellphone Your voyeur recently purchased her first cell phone.  I’d gotten by nicely cadging other people’s phones when I needed,  But when a doorman wouldn’t reveal the room number of a physical therapist I wanted to visit I joined the plugged-in horde. Since I own an iPad I was counseled to purchase a…

CUT THE CRAP NEWS

Why do we in the US feel we must be always happy?  That throbbing vein in our culture renders us jealous and sore. Why?  Because  it’s impossible.  I bet we scarf down more anti-depressants than people in other countries. Other countries have other problems. A recent intelligent Financial Times article opined that the French thrive…

Category Archives: miscellaneous

This and that. Posts that don’t fit neatly into any other category.

My Heart Goes Out To Mia Farrow

My heart goes out to Mia Farrow. The poor woman strikes me from a distance as super intelligent and tortured by conflicting demons. Reading the highly researched article by Robert B. Weide in the Daily Beast is a must for people who are still curious about the 1992 scandal that involved Farrow, Woody Allen, Soon…

I’m Happy For Kate Middleton, But Most News Is Bad News

picture of 4 TV sets showing good news and bad news

Your Manhattan Voyeur has had it. I’m totally stressed out from ducking and absorbing shocks over disasters, global and local that dimwit news people push into my face as they compete for ratings by sensationalizing strangers’ violent tragedies. When I switch on the TV to catch something cheery like The Big Bang Theory or Seinfeld…

“Radical” Means Crazy As A Loon

Wisdom comes to those who wait–particularly if they also think and think. I began testing  a new theory two weeks ago while standing in the checkout line at Whole Foods with my brown rice and chicken. The new hypothesis is:  the word “radical” preceding any noun pretty much means “crazy”. Radical feminist, radical left winger,…

Conversations In The Car With Jerry on crackle.com

I just made a day indeed worth living. The fun was watching Jerry Seinfeld’s sublime creation: he picks up a fellow comedian and drives to get coffee. Treat yourself by finding him and his friends on crackle.com. It’s all about Jerry Seinfeld and his relaxed presence talking to people he likes.

Michael Douglas Throat Cancer News: A false step?

I worked for Michael Douglas (supposedly running his film production company, but that’s a whole other story) for four years during his heyday in the late 1980’s.  No matter how difficult he was I was never afraid of him and had great compassion for him. I grew to admire  his great intelligence–primitive, emotional, largely untouched…

Don’t Bank at J.P. Morgan Chase. Chase Mugs Clients.

It started last week when I was mugged on the Madison Avenue bus. Then I was mugged seven more times by J.P.Morgan Chase bank. Buyer beware of too big to fail/jail banks.

Black Men Lead Us: and I’m Not Just Talking President Obama

Do white people have soul? Black men make poetry in every day life, perhaps in part because they are among the most oppressed adults in our society,  And this singular group that populates our prisons is also perhaps the most influential in driving the culture of human interaction. Let’s start with the poignance of calling…

Attention Mayor Bloomberg: Watch “Changing Minds at Concord High School”

The other night a schoolteacher friend dragged me to a moving and mind-blowing screening of an important documentary: Changing Minds at Concord High School.

I Hate Verizon. I Like AT&T

My First Cellphone Your voyeur recently purchased her first cell phone.  I’d gotten by nicely cadging other people’s phones when I needed,  But when a doorman wouldn’t reveal the room number of a physical therapist I wanted to visit I joined the plugged-in horde. Since I own an iPad I was counseled to purchase a…

CUT THE CRAP NEWS

Why do we in the US feel we must be always happy?  That throbbing vein in our culture renders us jealous and sore. Why?  Because  it’s impossible.  I bet we scarf down more anti-depressants than people in other countries. Other countries have other problems. A recent intelligent Financial Times article opined that the French thrive…