Daily Freeman Life Editor Ivan Lajara talks about journalism, living in the Hudson Valley, language, the Web, cats and even politics. But he shouldn't.
Thursday, December 24, 2009
The stars among us
Adrian Grenier, who plays "Vincent Chase" on HBO's Golden Globe-nominated "Entourage," was hanging out on Nov. 19 at Keegan Ales and Nov. 20 at The Basement, both in Kingston. Local yokels, myself included, were wondering what his area connection was.
According to his HBO bio, he attended Bard College.
Or, as IMDB.com puts it, He "Was a stone-cold hippie bongo drum player while attending Bard College."
“To be honest, I’d like to say I was trying to be funny or create some bipartisanship. ... But I was just in dreamland, thinking about where we had come. Some said ‘oh bipartisanship or trying to be funny.’ It was neither quite frankly. It was just, I am bushed.”
Since this is a snow emergency ticket from Dec. 9's snowstorm - the $100 kind - let it be known that this image doubles as Christmas presents for my family and friends, who are encouraged to print this image and use it as a Christmas tree decoration.
So what to do when there is a snowstorm in the city? Here are the rules:
The cast of MTV's "Jersey Shore" stopped by the Jay Leno show recently to showcase their awesome intelligence. Among them was Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi of Marlboro (according to MTV and Leno), or Albany (according to Snooki on Leno). Since she got everything wrong in Leno's quiz, it's safe to assume she's from Marlboro.
Watch her shine:
Where did she learn that Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi actually is Lionel Richie? "I Am A TV Junkie" says she went to Ulster County Community College.
If you want to know what's what when it comes to climate change, you should visit www.politifact.com, the Pulitzer Prize-winning arm of the St. Petersburg Times, a site where statements from the left and right get a reality check.
Also worth checking is the Obamameter, which has compiled about 500 promises that Barack Obama made during the campaign and is tracking their progress.