Heh! Rob Astorino is borrowing a line from Jimmy McMillan in an Op-Ed in today's New York Post:
Long-shot gubernatorial candidate Jimmie McMillan became an overnight sensation this fall with his "rent is too damn high" chant. Here's mine. It may not be as catchy, but its truth is unimpeachable: Government spending is too damn high.
Sometimes I wonder things and I look them up. Today I was watching TV and saw a commercial during the Giants game that made me wonder "Did some real person really create Reese's Peanut Butter Cups or is that just a made up name? If the name is real, who is Reese?Read more
Part of what I do is being a TV reporter. My report on the final days of mainline steam railroading in the world that occurred in Inner Mongolia, China is being rebroadcast (schedule below) for the entire month of August, 2010. It is one of my top news stories and I was a finalist for the Telly Award's top prize in my category. Feel free to circulate this advisory to your friends, family and colleagues.
As a New Rochelle resident, I am posting this media advisory on the Talk Of The Sound'.
If you would like to see more of my journalistic efforts, visit my own blog at: http://railientrails.blogspot.com/
Joseph M. Calisi
TELEVISION STATION AND CHANNEL/TIME SLOTS
NOTE: This is also picked up in New Jersey on Comcast. Check your local listings.
Ch. 25 12 noon every Wednesday
7 am every Sunday
Cablevision New Rochelle
Ch. 76 4:00pm every Tuesday
Cablevision of Westchester
Ch. 71 10:00pm every Thursday
Cablevision Wappingers Falls
Ch. 21 4:30 pm every Tuesday
Cablevision So. Westchester
Ch. 76 4:00 pm every Thursday
Ch. 18 4:00 pm every Tuesdays
Ch. 74 4:00 pm every Tuesday
Cablevision 15 4:00 pm every Tuesday
Cablevision Port Chester/Harrison
Cablevision 18 4:00 pm every Tuesday
Photo by Sandra Woodruff for Talk of the Sound.Read more
It felt like 100 degrees and I have a new appreciation for firemen tattoos. Here is a fun animation from the 2010 Soap Box Derby that took place on Sunday, June 6th on Quaker Ridge Road.
Here is a photo slideshow from the day -
Here are some fun facts:
* The big winner of the day was a 6th grade GIRL from Isaac Young. Girl Power! She gets to compete in Akron, Ohio in July. The event covers part of the travel expenses.
* The brakes of the cars are "Flintstone technology". If you look at the photos you will see that it is a 5" square that gets dragged along the ground to stop the car. At the bottom of the hill, if the brakes don't work, the firemen throw a traffic cone under the car.
* The race is very official, complete with an expert from Akron, Ohio to do the timings. She was a volunteer, too.
* All the cars are weighed in. It has to be 200 lbs for the "Stock" and 230 for the "super stock". This includes the weight of the child. Gym weights are put into the vehicles to make up the difference. They are on metal rods with butterfly nuts. Check out the photo of the old scale, plus the digital scale on top of it in the slide show.Read more
Yahoo has a fun and current AP story about the Silly Bandz craze that is sweeping our schools. New Rochelle gets a mention towards the bottom of the article:
[Silly Bandz] receives about 500 fan letters a week. One, signed by a 10-year-old named Logan Librett and a few of his friends in New Rochelle, N.Y., suggested a way to circumvent all the bothersome Silly Bandz restrictions: "Some schools in New York have banned them, but we have ideas that might change that ... clear silly bands that teachers can't see and only glow in the dark."
Just in case the company bites, Librett offered his address. He's still waiting.
Have a great day!Read more