Spiers leaps to the defense of blogging.
· I Have Seen the Future of Media–And It’s Wearing Pajamas! [Elizabeth Spiers]
UPDATE: Cue the apocalypse. Denton is blogging again.
Today, apropos of nothing, NYT food critic Frank Bruni reviewed Petrosino, the casual Italian restaurant on the corner of Norfolk and Houston that’s been open since fall 2002. Despite its promising debut, it has long prided itself on offering higher prices and less good food than casual Italian neighbors like those, say, in the Prisinzano Empire. This summer, apropos of nothing, the owner opened a new casual spinoff next door called Canapa. I dined there a few months back. I would not recommend it to my enemies.
For weeks, I’ve walked by Petrosino and its vast sea of empty seats (Tuesday at 7pm, Friday at 9pm, doesn’t matter), setting mental over/unders as to its closing. I would have wagered on “tomorrow” if I could. Now, thanks to Bruni’s two-star review, a neat sociological experiment begins: how long can a decaying, overpriced restaurant ride out its bizarro moment of two-star fame? To be sporting, over/under: February 9, 2005.
· Italian, From the Region Near Whimsy [NYTimes]
1) Soxaholix: “Yeah, I’m trying to figure out what’s worse. Having a starter who shits in his own pants with fear or one so stupid he breaks his own hand punching walls?”
2) Terry Francona in NYPost: “I see Johnny Damon five minutes before the game he’s naked. Four minutes later, he’s on second.”
Mark Green has lost his mind.
· Mark Green: Name The October Surprise [nametheoctobersurprise.com]
· Testing Something Here! [Don't Click!]