The Funny Things You See When You Travel

The Funny Things You See When You Travel

People live on, and get mail delivered to, their homes on Small Pox Trail. Now that’s an interesting address.

Near Kingston, Rhode Island by the University. I imagine this is where they infected the blankets that killed off the native population so there was some pride in that, way back when.

Just as True 100 Years Later

Just as True 100 Years Later

Business interests get it – government is a countervailing power in the hands of the people. That’s why they have to buy it off and corrupt it to work for them.

The mystery is why any average worker would think that the freedom of corporations to do what they like with no responsibility to anybody but their shareholders helps anybody but the shareholders.

Superb Owl Has Taken Over Times Square

Superb Owl Has Taken Over Times Square

Colbert is calling it the Superb Owl in order to get around the very litigious NFL and their trademarked “big game” (wink wink).

I got this picture of Cletus, a 15 foot tall version of the usually digital Fox Sports robot, festooned upon their remote broadcast booth in Times Square. The entire 5 blocks of pedestrian walkways are now taken up by temporary broadcast facilities from Fox, ESPN, NFL Network and key sponsors. Then down each block you have the support trailers that feed the broadcasts and underfoot are the 1000s of feet of wires linking all.

While taking the picture I was propositioned by Minnie Mouse. A diminutive young lady who makes a living taking pictures with tourists while dressed in a plush Minnie Mouse costume came over to me and asked in a decidedly Asian accent if I wouldn’t like her picture. I didn’t have a child with me. So it felt weird and not a little like a come on. I politely told her I was not interested in taking her picture. Then when I was walking away I noticed her dancing suggestively in front of one of the many Times Square cleaning crew members who was enjoying it way too much.

Kinky boots indeed.

Oops – Spoiler Alert – Boardwalk Empire

Oops - Spoiler Alert - Boardwalk Empire

Tweeted out this photo of a charcoal drawing my son did for art class depicting the final moments of a beloved character from the 4th season finale of the enormously wonderful HBO show Boardwalk Empire. It was retweeted by @Boardwalk Empire and retweeted and favorited numerous times again by their followers.

But apparently people in Europe have not seen Season 4 yet so… yeah, feel bad about that. So if anybody wants to spoil season 4 of Downton Abbey for me, it’s only fair.