Recent Posts

Landmark Reports Details Gitmo Outrages

Today the Center For Constitution Rights issued a landmark 51-page report on the abuses at Guantanamo Bay, titled “Report on Torture and Cruel, Inhuman, and Degrading Treatment of Prisoners at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba.” The report details the beatings, torture, and rape of prisoners using declassified and unclassified materials. Download the PDF file of the report here. CCR Legal Director Bill ...

Read More »

Ric Weiland

Ric Weiland, the massively wealthy benefactor of gay and HIV-related causes, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head on July 1st at the age of 53, after suffering long bouts of depression. Weiland was one of the five original Microsoft employees, hired by Bill Gates and Paul Allen in 1975. Weiland developed BASIC and COBOL for Microsoft, launching ...

Read More »

Boom

I had to walk to work this morning after a residential building exploded and collapsed on the Upper East Side at 62nd and Madison, near my subway line. The explosion came just as I was heading down the stairs into the 68th Street Station and startled me so much that I dropped my newspaper. The woman in front of me ...

Read More »

Three Packed Cups

Over the last month I watched more soccer than in the previous 46 years of my life. My office mysteriously acquired cable TV shortly before the World Cup began (hello, I have English employers), and my co-workers very kindly endured my non-stop critique on the varying hotness of the players, expressing bafflement when I told them that English footballer Wayne ...

Read More »

P.O.Q.D.

The NY Times is reporting today that this week the FDA will approve the long sought-after holy grail of HIV therapy, the once-a-day pill. In a rare bit of pharma-collaboration, Bristol-Myer Squibb’s Sustiva will be combined with Gilead’s Truvada to create the pill. Truvada is already a two-drug pill containing Viread and Emtriva. All three drugs will be layered within ...

Read More »

Grand Central Responds

Joe – Thank you very much for your note. The commuter weigh station is located on the lower level dining concourse right near Two Boots Pizza. We encourage passersby to stop in, particularly during bathing suit season. Of course, I’m kidding. Thank you very much for pointing out the error on page 14. I can assure you that you are ...

Read More »

Goyz In the Hood

My ‘hood, the Upper East Side, is a very Jewish neighborhood in a city with the second largest Jewish population in the world. It is home to two major landmarks of Jewish culture, the historic Central Synogogue on E. 55th Street and the Prada flagship store on E. 70th. Or as it is known to my mailman and the other ...

Read More »

Dicktionary

Merriam-Webster is giving a sneak peek at some of the “new” words being added to the 2006 Collegiate Dictionary, due at the end of summer. Mo’s must be running that joint because words being added include: unibrow, drama queen, assplay, supersize, big-box, polyamory, and himbo. All of which were clearly culled from Manhunt profiles. Not making the cut: versabottom, UB2, ...

Read More »

Homophonia

Dear Grand Central Partnership, Thanks very much for the cool restaurant guide that you guys were handing out this morning. Quick question. It says here that Grand Central is more than “just a weigh station for commuters.” Hey, where are the scales? Joe, The Pedantic Blogger

Read More »

The United States Of Christ

This is the new America. It’s what’s coming for all of us. We may as well get ready for it. The democratic election process? Fucked. Constitutional protections? Fucked. Respect for sovereign nations? Fucked. Get ready for life under the Christianists. Start sewing that red, white and blue burka. Thanks to their fraudulently installed government, we’re already more than halfway there. ...

Read More »