Monthly Archive: June 2001

Well, the rumors were true. Liberty House will become Macy’s, with the new owners taking control next month, and the new name to be installed sometime later. Looks like, fortunately, all employees will be retained, and in fact, all stores (except a three-person kiosk on Kauai) will be kept open....

Ah, so now I don’t need to feel bad that my daughter Katie picked up the Homerism exclamation of disappointment, “D’oh!” It’s in the OED now, as is “bad hair day,” “full monty” and “serial monogamy.” Language is a many splendored thing.

The total cost of raising a kid born this year is up $5,000, according to the USDA. Personally, though, I think their estimate of $165,630 is still very conservative. In any case, that number’s only going up… I’ve half a mind to buy in at this price and save. Ahem.

Newsweek this week introduced us to The Reviewer Who Wasnt There, David Manning of the Ridgefield Press. The thing is, I don’t know how all that many people can be surprised. The only surprising thing to me, actually, is why Sony would create a fictional reviewer, when you could throw...