There’s a woman who cruises around my neighborhood on a Segway. She’s not disabled, and as such I hate her for being too lazy to use her own damn legs. But why stop at the Segway? Mobility scooters (like the “Rascal”), traditionally used by those unable to walk great distances, are now being used by [...]
Archive | July, 2006
For those of you Upper West Siders who rely on the 1, 2, or 3 to come to the gym, keep in mind that the heat wave has knocked out service to those trains.
Bravo TV, we love you for bringing us the Kathy Griffin Show — but what the hell is this?
There’s nothing like a hot stinky day to make you love summer in the city. To make matters worse, our only reprieve may be doing us some harm. According to a recent article in the International Journal of Obesity, air conditioning could be as responsible for the rising number of obese people in the United [...]
A person with a high BMI (body mass index) is very heavy for his/her height. Since the weight could be either muscle or fat, the BMI is an inherently flawed indicator of obesity. Having said that, however, it’s fair to assume that the rising average BMI in the United States is not due to a [...]
Last week the case against the guy who punched me in the face finally came to a close. The judge, sick and tired of all the delays, offered a plea bargain. It was called a “sixty day split.” The defendant spends sixty days in prison, then spends twelve weeks (not in custody) in a program [...]