Monthly Archive: December 2004

Quipless

Quipless

It was sad enough when he left the show, but now the loss is far greater: Jerry Orbach, a.k.a. Lennie Briscoe, has died. He played the quintessential “jaded cop,” a wisecracking 12-year veteran for a landmark television series, in addition to stealing scenes on stage and on the big screen....

Carded

Carded

Waitaminit. Sending out Christmas cards is a domestic task largely the domain of women? Why didn’t I get that memo? Anyway, if you want one from our crowded and cozy home, just send me your mailing address (you’ll have to fix the ‘at’ sign — damn spambots). You won’t get it...

Bid

Bid

Now that I’m sure I’m in it for the long haul with my new gadget (or my “new mistress,” as my wife likes to say), it’s time to bid farewell to my old friend. Sony makes spectacular PDAs. If only they had a chance in the mobile phone marketplace… Hey,...

Mew!

Mew!

Media commentator and unapologetic cat lover Ian Lind points the way to this Star-Bulletin story by photographer-turned-firefighter Ken Ige, describing how he stumbled into the world of feline custodianship. “So I stood there in the humane society office, holding the phone, neither of us saying a word. No one wanted...

Toothless

Toothless

Don’t tell my wife, but Chris Noth is the latest star in Amazon.com’s great experiment in short-films and blatant product placement. He stars in “Tooth Fairy,” a piece that — seemingly in tribute to his giddiest island fan — features cookware and cutlery, among other things. Past stars include Blair Underwood and...

Inevitable

Inevitable

“Dictionary publisher Merriam-Webster is out with its list of the 2004 ‘Words of the Year.’ Topping the list by a wide margin is the word “blog,” which is generally used to describe an online personal journal. The word has shown up consistently since July on the daily top 50 list...