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Play ball!: baseball season begins

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Nothing says “spring is here” like the start of the baseball season. And this past weekend marked the beginning of Little League baseball in our town, like thousands across the country.  Major League Baseball inaugurated its 2010 season last week, but for me, baseball season is as much about the kids and the wider social […]

NBC TV shows tell us to recycle, eat organic and exercise

You’ve heard of “product placement,” whereby companies pay to have their products displayed in the midst of movies or television programs. Well, now NBC Universal deploys “behavioral placement” in its TV shows, according to an interesting item in today’s Wall Street Journal. It turns out that it is no accident when “Tina Fey is tossing […]

Spring in the Finger Lakes

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I’m feeling refreshed from a week’s vacation in the beautiful Finger Lakes region of upstate New York. The photo above is of Seneca Lake, the deepest of the eleven Finger Lakes. The region has more than 80 wineries – its Rieslings are world class – and the photo is from the perspective of the Glenora winery on the western […]

Send Jamie Oliver back to Britain!

British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has his first reality TV show on a major network, ABC. It’s called Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution, and its first full episode was aired this evening. Rob Lyons warned us in spiked about Oliver. And God, is he obnoxious and patronizing. In his new series, Oliver parachutes into Huntington, West […]

St. Patrick’s Day in New York

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  Today is St. Patrick’s Day, which means that Manhattan was a sea of green for the parade. It’s claimed that New York’s parade is the world’s largest for St. Patty’s, with about 150,000 marchers and 2 million spectators (ie, partiers). 

The New York taxicab rip-off

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  New York’s yellow taxicabs are iconic. So iconic, that I put one up on my blog’s masthead. But news arrived this weekend of a “mind-boggling rip-off” in which cabbies were found price-gouging customers over the past two years – to the tune of $4-$5 per ride for 1.8 million rides, for a total of $8.3M. The trick was to charge […]

“Some bullshit happening somewhere”

Breaking News: Some Bullshit Happening Somewhere

Gary Vay-ner-chuk on wine

The wine videos that sum up WLTV. Instant classic-Episode #125 @ Yahoo! Video I have to smile whenever I see Gary Vaynerchuk on the web or TV. He is one of a kind. Gary V, who emigrated as a child from Belarus, started working in his dad’s wine store. He had the idea of setting up Wine […]

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