Skaters Thumb Their Noses at State Supreme Court Ruling

A New York State Supreme Court judge ruled that the Broadway Bomb – a skating race down the middle of Broadway in New York City, in the middle of traffic – is illegal. Did that stop the skaters? Of course not. First of all, they’re skaters. Skaters and especially skateboarders routinely break all sorts of [Read More...]

Got a Few Extra Days With Nothing To Do? How About Waiting in Line for an iPhone 5!

Eager iPhone 5 buyers camping out on Monday night, September 17, so they can buy their phone on Friday morning, September 21.

Last night, I was walking along Fifth Avenue in New York. As I came upon the flagship Apple Store near Central Park, I notice that several people are already camping out to get first dibs on the iPhone 5 . . . which comes out on Friday morning at 8:00. That’s more than three days [Read More...]

New York Limits Big Drinks . . . What’s Next?

A girl enjoys way too much cotton candy for her own good at Coney Island, New York. http://www.flickr.com/photos/edenpictures/4697408476/

As expected, the New York City Board of Health approved the recommendation of Mayor Michael Bloomberg, banning the sale of oversized sugary drinks. This means that in some restaurants and other venues, you will no longer be able to purchase a sugary soda larger than 16 ounces. Now, for the sake of clarity, this also [Read More...]

Should We Ban Big Drinks? The Los Angeles Times Wisely Weighs In

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A few days ago, I put up a post concerning the effort of New York City’s Mayor Bloomberg to ban the sale of sugary drinks over 16 ounces. In the days since his announcement, I’ve been watching the response. Mostly, it has been predictable. Those who lean toward big government applaud Bloomberg’s move, while those [Read More...]


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