I Heart [Fat-Free] NY

1 07 2007

Yellow cabs are turning green by 2012. Now the city’s restaurants are dropping trans fat.

In other news, the city’s noise code also goes into effect today. Whether we realize it or not, all of us in NYC are a little bit deaf. I understand it will make me ignore racist remarks a little better but not by screwing up my co-ordination.

Living in Washington Heights, I see hundreds of bikers on weekends right on Fort Washington Ave. Just recently, when I took a long and winding walk to locate the tennis courts by the river, I found a few bikers were lost and asking around for directions. In case you were wondering, a biker’s map is available online. The Google Earth map is pretty cool as well.

* Suggestion – If you’re a biker, travel around often, and love Google Maps, why haven’t you created your own My Maps on Google? Did you know you can drag and create your own paths on maps, post little markers with pics, and publish the map for all fellow bikers? Mm mm…think about it.

 

Since I’m feeling generous today, due to the nice weather, I’ll share some interesting things NYC has to offer that you might like. Whatever you’ve heard about New York being whatever, it’s all bullshit. We’re very nice people. Unless you piss us off at the wrong time of the day. If you give us attitude because you have a pre-conceived idea about New Yorkers, we’ll super-size it for you and shove it down your throat.

YOU: How do you get to Carnegie Hall, you New York piece of shit? (the part after the comma is always expressed by your faces, not words)

US: Google it, you ____________ motherfucker!

Therefore, don’t be a prick. Smile, at least, and ask:

YOU: Excuse me, how do you get to Carnegie Hall, please?

US: I hear it’s practice, but taking any of the blue, orange, and yellow lines to 57th Street should be a short walk away from the legendary hall built in 1890 by Mr. Andrew Carnegie.” Unless, of course, you are a bus person.

YOU: Oh, how nice! Thank you!

US: You’re welcome! Where are you coming from?

YOU: Scotland, actually.

US: Ah, did you know there’s a Carnegie Hall in your country as well, also financed by Mr. Carnegie?

YOU: No, I didn’t know that! You’re a wealth of knowledge aren’t you?

US: Nah, I’m just a little hot dog salesman with a PhD in Linguistics.

YOU: Um, well…thank you for your help! See you!

US: Hey!

YOU: Yes?

US: How about you buy a fucking hot dog? I’m running a business here.

In short, folks, be nice to New Yorkers. 🙂

Okay, so here we go:

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I Love the Idea of…

25 06 2007

musicians taking control of their merchandising as well. Why isn’t there a site like Nimbit for filmmakers? Maybe there is one I don’t know of?





Traveler’s Footprint: Or Why Can’t Amazing Race Do It?

25 06 2007

Perhaps travel bloggers are already doing this? I thought this is a great way to leave your digital ‘footprint’ on the map.

So, I’m thinking, why doesn’t Amazing Race do a special series where participants do a real-time race all over the globe? Guess what, it’d be a great way to place the iPhone in their hands. I know having a phone makes things easier but the rules could be more strict. What a better way to promote Google and Apple together – in case this rumor comes true.





The Clintons Spoof Sopranos Video

20 06 2007

Watch this ‘spoof’ first that Australia’s Daily Telegraph calls ‘stylish’. As comic book guy from The Simpsons would’ve said, “I laugh at you, Daily Telegraph from Australia.”

Now on to serious matters:

A fucking Celine Dion song for her campaign!!! Doesn’t she want to win? Ay dios mio. No hope. And who’s the Norman Lear behind this spoof idea and why did people around that person think it would be funny?





Free Online Video Converter

19 06 2007

While we’re on the topic of video editing software, check out MOVAVI’s free video file converter online. Idea is simple – you upload your video file(s) of up to 10 mins (100 MB), include your email and click convert and Movavi converts it and emails you. That’s it. Input and output files supported are:

“Input Formats: AVI (DivX, XVid), MPEG (1, 2, 4), MP4, 3gp, 3gp2, WMV, MOV (QT).
Output Formats: AVI ( XVid), MPEG-4 , MPEG-2 (DVD Quality, PAL), MPEG-2 (DVD Quality, NTSC), iPod video, iPod 5G video, PSP video, 3gp, 3gp2, MPEG-4 (.mov), Flash (.flv)”

Even better, you can embed a converter box on your website or so the upload and conversion can be done right there. Sweet, isn’t it?





Video Editing Online Two point Oh, Nice!

19 06 2007

I know nothing. I was joyous over YouTube’s remixer, but Read/Write Web slaps me with loads of other options.





Pigs With Cellphones: The Condom Ad or the CBS and FOX People Who Rejected It?

18 06 2007

NY Times article on how a condom commercial was banned from appearing on FOX and CBS. Their explanation is in English but to me sounds like a lot of ‘grunt grunt…oink oink.’ Cialis pimp CBS talks about being appropriate! Just found my knee-slapper.