Enjoyed Puzzled Over

Captain Dan

Since I am in close contact with a handful of the Gothamist staff, I occasionally bat around jokes and thoughts about the news that they’re working on posting. Every now and then, they get included in the article.

This happened last week, when MTA head Peter Kalikow rushed to fix an LIRR station at the complaint of a neighbor / fellow yacht club member Deanna Banks. I had offered:

“Oh, we should be dressing up as yacht club members and protesting outside MTA headquarters so Kalikow can get to work on the subways.”

This got included in the article, and the article garnered a few of the regular MTA-griping comments that are typical of any story about mass transit.

But last night, a new comment appeared – from Deanna herself! And this has made my day:

Therefore not knowing who Mr Dickinson is, maybe I dont get his Thirston Howle humor that did not give one positive solution in order to help all of us commuters have a better experience. But hey we can dress up as yacht club members Captain Dan can wear the scramble egg hat with the monkey bars on his shoulders and we all can have a good laugh in order to relieve some of the tension that we seem to be experiencing on the train.


Gothamist-Slice Pizza Party

Little Glass Jars

No Party Is Complete Without Tien With Food In His Mouth

The Party Rolls On

Truffle Pile-On

Tartufo Pizza

Signs of a good pizza party:

– Plenty of pizza for everyone.
– Lots of different kinds of pizzas, to keep everyone pleased.
– Unlimited beverages.
– Lots of conversation.
– Everyone leaves feeling disgustingly full and yet simultaneously happy.

If you missed the Gothamist-Slice Pizza Party, you missed out on one grand ol’ time. Many thanks to Adam, Jen, and Tien for arranging it, the staff of Fornino’s for impeccable service.

Oh, and my vote for the best pie – it’s a split between the Pesto (which had a real nice slow burn to it) and the 4 Formaggi, which had a perfect balance of all four cheeses. I know everyone was raving about the Tartufo (pictured above), but I’m not much for truffles. Regardless, I don’t want to eat another slice for at least a week.

Other blog posts from: [Adam](, [John](, [Tien]( – more surely to come.

Flickr photo madness: [Youngna](, [Adam](, [Tien](, [Jen](, and [the world at large](


Jake Dobkin Is Some Sort Of Robot

I’ve met [Jake Dobkin]( a number of times, and it’s only today that I’ve come to the realization that the man is not actually human, but instead some sort of diabolical robot.

Seriously. There’s no other logical explanation about how the man can consume [this much easter candy]( “Eating In: Easter Super-Fun Candy Balls!”).

I just received a bunch of easter goodies from my mom, and I was all ready to have one of the delicious cupcakes (a light lemon cake with homemade key lime frosting) this morning. But now I don’t want to think about anything food related for at least a few days. Blargh…