Entries by Tom Levenson

Too Good To Check

The amazing thing here is that for a beat — maybe longer — it’s easy to believe this could be real: That’s via Stephen Colbert, btw, who can hit you with either the broadaxe and the stiletto. Consider this your reminder that Donald J. Trump is NOT NORMAL. Yeah — my bleak heart cackled at that, but […]

Just In Time For Dinner…

A snarkalicious palate cleanser: Just days before the state visit of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to Mar-a-Lago, President Donald Trump’s Palm Beach private club, Florida restaurant inspectors found potentially dangerous raw fish and cited the club for storing food in two broken down coolers. Inspectors found 13 violations at the fancy club’s kitchen, according […]

Ordnance Only A Mother Could Love

To follow up on DougJ’s post below (and to tread on Alan ADAM* Silverman’s turf):  American forces dropped a GBU-43/B bomb on a target identified as an underground ISIS complex.  The weapon, officially named the “Massive Ordnance Air Blast,” or MOAB, has the probably obvious nickname:  the Mother Of All Bombs. It’s a no-doubt ginormous creation, with […]

Trump Administration Reverses Course; Supports Massive Funding Increase For Performance Art

A sidelight on yesterday’s Tomahawk raid on a Syrian airbase. 1:  Fifty-nine Tomahawks fired. 2: Targetting:  “The targets included air defenses, aircraft, hangars and fuel.”  For good reason (IMHO) the strike avoided stored chemical weapons.  Personnel at the base were warned of the impending attack and as of now, no casualties have been reported. 3: […]

Things To Do On Days When Do Nothing Seems Like The Best Option

Perhaps…rotate your improbable confections once a day for six months…   My son dug this up (it should be noted that the sole useful purpose of a sixteen year old roommate is exposure to the zeitgeist — or at least that part of it to which us certain-age types have no direct access). I am awed […]

Asgard Tonight

Dear all, To repeat the update below:  We’re set for Asgard in Cambridge tonight. The reservation is under my name. Time — 6 until the die-hards wander off into the snow/sleet/rain bouquet with which we aim to greet distinguished visitors. Address:  350 Massachusetts Avenue (corner of Mass. Ave and Sidney St.) Phone no: 617-577-9100. By […]