Restore the Shore by shopping local

  In the immediate aftermath of Superstorm Sandy 15 months ago, the obvious and necessary focus of local, state, and government agencies was on repairing and rebuilding the residential and commercial infrastructure. With so many displaced, the task was daunting, and despite the appearance of New Jersey’s embattled governor on television screens throughout the region,…

Roy’s Things – 1/13/14

For many years, the late Larry King wrote a column that ran in USA Today every Monday. Comprised of a series of nonsensical sentences, few of which had any connection to the one prior or after, it was the only reason to purchase McNewspaper. In his honor… I remember when hot dogs at Gray’s Papaya were a…

The quest for pointlessness

So, a 40-year-old woman from Seattle named Beautiful Existence — and if that isn’t a cry for help, I don’t know what is — decided to eat only from Starbucks and its associated brands for an entire calendar year. And she did it. And now the story is exploding in the media. Woo fucking hoo. I’m pretty…

The best albums of 2013

After a prolonged period of debate, deletion, addition, confusion, discretion, absolution, and reflection, approximately 115 albums remained on the list of those released in 2013 that I would recommend. Admittedly, any attempts I made to organize that list (or a truncated list) of those albums into an easily digestible collection of albums that you should…