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Daily Grumble

The shelves of the Walgreens on the UES are already groaning under the weight of Halloween crapola. Reindeer blow-pops and singing Santas are probably already in the stockroom.

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O’ Hail The Messiah Lord Obama

This clip was created by wacko conservative radio star Glenn Beck. It’s to the tune of the national anthem of the former USSR and while Beck means it as a rip on Obama, you gotta admit it’s damn funny. “Hope for the change of the hope for the change.”

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Kerry, Clinton, Biden, Biden

The best line of the night came from Clinton: “People around the world have always been more impressed by the power of our example than by the example of our power.” But man, did John Kerry ever hit it out of the park. If only he spoke like this at his own convention.

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NYC’s HIV Rate 3X That Of Nation

NYC’s rate of new HIV infections is three times that of the rest of the country. Based on a new model for tracking recent infections developed by the Centers for Disease Control, city health officials estimated that 72 out of every 100,000 New Yorkers contracted the virus that causes AIDS in 2006, compared with 23 out of every 100,000 individuals …

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This Is My Body, Eat Me

Holy ham slice, you can’t make it up. Speaking of burning pictures onto food, a commenter on the below-linked source reminded me about the much more fun Hello Kitty toaster. If I recall correctly, my SF friend Ggreg Taylor had his Hello Kitty toaster stolen during a party. The thief then taunted him by holding it for ransom and posting …

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94% Of Fortune 500 Protect Gays

The Equality Forum reports that 471 of the nation’s 500 biggest companies now include sexual orientation in their employment discrimination protections. That number represents a massive improvement from 2003 when only 323 companies did so. Almost half of the remaining non-compliant companies are headquartered in Texas. Those companies are on the chart to the left, ranked by annual revenue. It …

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Gay Families Chose Outer Boroughs

An interesting survey from the Williams Institute shows that while 38% of NYC’s gay couples live in Manhattan, almost all couples with children live in the outer boroughs. While Manhattan’s gay couples are hitting the city’s hot nightclubs, their counterparts in The Bronx are more likely to be reading kids bedtime stories, a new survey has found. Despite being home …

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Morning View – Bridge Over Troubled Water

Some folks are pissed off because the salty spray from Olafur Eliasson’s forgettable Waterfalls installation is killing the trees near Brooklyn Bridge Park. (Note the brownness on the right.) The Parks Department has sent in tree experts to work on the problem. On the upside, this photo embiggens nicely.

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Open Thread Thursday

Dave Freeman, the co-author of the massive bestseller 100 Things To Do Before You Die, died this week at age 47 from a fall in his home. Freeman’s premature death brings to mind the equally ironic death of The Art Of Jogging author Jim Fixx, who died while jogging. But Freeman’s demise does give rise to this week’s Open Thread. …

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