New York

Semantics 101 | 06-28-2019

When a company belonging to Tesla founder and general oddball Elon Musk released a recreational flamethrower for public sale last year – no, really – the entire 20,000-unit supply sold out in days. Gobsmacked California lawmakers instantly...

We’re So Surprised, Said Nobody Ever | 06-14-2019

Get ready for a shocker – no state is more fun than California! According to a new Wallet Hub survey , based on 26 different metrics the Golden State tops the other 49 when it comes to having fun, be it indoors or out. Some of those include weather...

Tall Tales Indeed | 04-05-2019

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the tallest pol of them all? According to the Guinness Book of World Records, that would be New York City Councilman Robert Cornegy, Jr, who stands 6-foot-10. But wait! As the Associated Press reports , nobody checked...

The Personal Touch | 11-16-2018

If you want to collect back taxes you ought to ask nicely. That’s the lesson from Syracuse, New York, where city officials recently tried using the personal touch in their efforts to get tax scofflaws to pony up the dough they owed. As the AP reports...

Feather Faux Pas | 08-17-2018

For New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the bald eagle feather he brought home was a fantastic memento of a great canoe trip he took with his youngest daughter. He liked it so much he placed that feather on the mantle above his fireplace. But as ABC News reports...

A Sign of the Times | 08-17-2018

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is good at ruffling more than eagle feathers. The Federal Highway Administration is also angry with him, this time over hundreds of “I Love NY” signs on Empire State highways. As the Associated Press reports , the...

Not So Sweet Home | 05-04-2018

If you’re anywhere near the tiny Alabama town of Parrish, you might want to bring something to cover your nose. As the Associated Press reports , Parrish has become a dumping ground for a string of train cars filled with human waste sludge from...

Cuomo Gets It | 03-02-2018

Speaking of dogs, congrats to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on the addition of a new member of the family. As Newsday reports, the gov last month held a presser to introduce Captain, a 14-week old Siberian and German shepherd mix with a “little Malamute...

Hard to Compete | 11-03-2017

You would think an attempted hijacker who spent years in a mental institution running for mayor of New York City would draw lots of attention. As the New York Post reports , that’s certainly what Aaron Commey – who in 2000 tried to hijack...

Not Funny, Man | 08-11-2017

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo might want to stick to governing and leave the jokes to the professionals. As the Associated Press reports , Cuomo was in Hudson a few weeks ago to announce the city had been awarded $10 million in a state-sponsored downtown...

Stop Bugging Me | 08-04-2017

In most places bug spray is as much a part of summer as barbecues and swimming pools. Alas, not so in upstate New York, where kids attending woodland summer camps need a doctor’s note to be able to spray themselves with something to keep the skeeters...

Speaking of Heresy | 06-02-2017

Charlie Baker isn’t the only one to take a stab at angrying up the locals. As the New York Post reports , New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio may be the first Gotham mayor in history to not be a Yankees fan. To make things worse, de Blasio not only...

CalExited To Russia | 04-28-2017

Those darned Russians are everywhere! Case in point comes from California, where a group pushing to have the state secede from the rest of the nation has abandoned its quest after its leader bailed out and moved to a city on the edge of Siberia. Or should...

No Raise For You! | 11-18-2016

Speaking of moral dilemmas, New York lawmakers can forget about getting a pay raise any time soon. As the New York Times reports, the state commission on such matters has declined to endorse a proposal to give Empire State pols their first pay hike in...

Stay Classy, Part II | 10-21-2016

If you believed this awful campaign season couldn’t get any worse, I have news for you – it can always be worse. Earlier this year an activist artist group began placing statues of a bloated, naked Donald Trump in New York City. Now, as the...

Cuomo Jumps The Shark | 09-02-2016

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has a good fish tail to tell this week. Or he did until he made the mistake of talking about it on social media. As AOL News reports , the governor and his brother Chris, an anchor with CNN, went fishing last weekend off of...

Cuomo Goes Gaga | 06-12-2015

Politics definitely makes for some odd bedfellows. Case in point comes to us today via Billboard magazine, which this month features an op-ed piece from buttoned down New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the sartorially outrageous pop star Lady Gaga in support...