Great birthday tribute for Maurice Sendak on Google today.
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Blood boiling, Williamson says he then asked her, sarcastically, “whether there had been a special exemption for her about not using her phone during the play. She told me to mind my own business, and so I took the phone out of her hands. I meant to throw it out the side door, but it hit some curtains instead. I guess my aim’s not as good as it should be.”
The headline is a little hyperbolic, but the story and Kevin’s Williamson’s actions were spot on. I DO NOT understand why anyone needs to be on their phone for any reason during any kind of performance.
Kudos to Kevin Williamson. And Thank you!
Heroic Theatre Goer Smashes Cell Phone | via Gothamist.com
From Dennis Lehane’s Op-Ed piece in the New York Times today:
Trust me, we won’t be giving up any civil liberties to keep ourselves safe because of this. We won’t cancel next year’s marathon. We won’t drive to New Hampshire and stockpile weapons. When the authorities find the weak and terminally maladjusted culprit or culprits, we’ll roll our eyes at whatever backward ideology they embrace and move on with our lives.
Roger Ebert, who died yesterday at age 70 from cancer, tried many times to win the New Yorker’s cartoon caption contest.
The last entry in this series made me laugh so hard I cried.
If you don’t, I suspect there is something wrong with you.
We also have subsidized day care and an on-site health clinic that’s free to employees and their family members. I think it’s important to show our employees that we care about their well-being.
Great article about one of my favorite beer companies. Pretty amazing, too, how progressive these guys are with how they handle their employees. On-site daycare, on-site health clinic, and a monthly stipend at the brewery’s pub.
Typically I’d be saying this about baseball, because who doesn’t love October baseball? But I was more than pleased to learn today that Donna Tartt has a new book coming out.
Can’t wait, can’t wait, can’t wait!