Category Archives: Overheard

‘Yeah… feisty with LOVE, Mom!’

Overheard in my house: Just found out that my 70+ y.o. mother hasn’t been to the gyno in “so many years.” (!) The topic came up because she mentioned a friend who unfortunately has been diagnosed with Stage IV ovarian … Continue reading

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Um, actually, you’re not such a ‘nice guy’

An acquaintance of mine was speaking about #metoo and the Aziz Ansari story about the grey area where men pester until a woman gives grudging consent. She proferred that all men have been guilty of putting this pressure on women, … Continue reading

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Always ask for more $$$. There is always more $$$.

Overheard in my office: “Hey how much do you pay the writers for [X client]?” “$200 for [Topic A] and $250 for [Topic B] … because the [Topic B] writers asked for more and the [Topic A] writers did not.” … Continue reading

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Foodie braggarts can afford ‘whimsical’ meals, why not a cab?!

Late commute silent subway scream: Ugh lawd, please save me from these rich New Brooklyn demi-hipster (business suit plus “edgy” piercings) foodie a-holes scrolling through memories of expensive meals past on their phones, complete with running vocal fry commentary: “… … Continue reading

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That word: I do not think it means what you think it means

Awww, bless this restaurant PR/menu writer’s heart: “The dining area has a quaint speakeasy vibe that host a small window, allowing guests an opportunity to peek into the kitchen to see Executive Chef [X] work his culinary magistry.” There are … Continue reading

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#NoBanNoWall #NewYorkWelcomesAll

Notes from the #NoBanNoWall protest rally in Battery Park, lower Manhattan: Unusual sign: “I am conservative. I am appalled” plus on the reverse side, Hebrew lettering alongside English reading “For You Were Strangers in the Land of Egypt” — an … Continue reading

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Another step closer to official declaration of war on 1st Amenment

Steve Bannon, who enjoys referring to himself as Darth Vader, and who celebrates trolls, is actually not talking to the NYTimes here. Instead, he is telling Americans, via a respected media org, that the media is the enemy and they … Continue reading

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