Oh boy, Barry is in the dog house -- Look at Michelle! Yesterday number 44 got busted taking a selfie of himself, British Prime Minister David Cameron and Danish leader Helle Thorning-Schmidt at Nelson Mandela's funeral! Twitter was ablaze yesterday with people continuing to offer their condolences to the late former President of South Africa. Another gem was this picture which shows the three leaders looking watching some kind of video and the Brit saying something which the Dane thought to be in bad taste, oops!
In honor of the word "selfie" being added to the latest edition on the Merriam-Webster Dictionary earlier this year -- here is a selfie of me and Big Jim... not taken at a funeral.
We don't get too many cards at home anymore. Maybe the cost of stamps is too much, or why mail a card when you can "tweet" your greeting?
But what Christmas cards are out there, are they getting more impersonal and self-serving? Seems more cards today are about the sender. Pictures of kids, pets, etc. with very little ink and no original message. Now it's a made-to-order card with a standard greeting.
And how about the 2-page letter letting us know everything their kids did during the year, and the kids are 30 and 35 years old!
But I guess it beats getting a card that's addressed to "Current Resident".
--"The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug"
--"Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas"
--"Saving Mr Banks" (with Tom Hanks, Emma Thompson and Paul Giamatti)
With technology (and sound) playing a big part of movies now, and stadium seating in a lot of movie houses, you can pretty much get a good view from just about anywhere. So how do you pick where to sit?
This is what people "in the know" say....You make your decision based on sound. The best seat? In the middle of a row about 2/3rds of the way back. Because audio engineers sit there when they balance sound in a theatre. In the middle, the sound is "neutral". If you want more dynamic sound, move a few seats to the left or right. Personally I look for a seat on the aisle so I can easily go to the men's room quickly without having to trample over anybody on the way there.
They also should determine what to do with the group of idiots that ruin the movie-going experience for everybody else. In that case, the best seats are usually on the couch in my house. More on that tomorrow.
Newsradio 570 WSYR’s Albany Insider Fred Dicker and I discussed his latest article in the NY Post and what’s next for County Exec. Joanie Mahoney, D.A. Bill Fitzpartick and the rest of the Moorland Commission.
(Photo Cred: New York Post)
This, and every other, Monday morning I was joined by Newsradio 570 WSYR Money Coach Rick Regan to discuss Wall Street's positive reaction to the lower than expected unemployment numbers. We also talked about a federal court ruling that could do away with the state's Constitutional protections for pensions.