Sunday, August 15, 2010

The Hot Club

A Hot Club moment – skipper Tom McGinn was prominently featured in a front page Pawtucket Times photo also showing new Narragansett Beer owner Mark Hellendrung. Hi Neighbor!

Told Jimmy Chelo, Chet and Charlie about Victoria and I going to the Bronx Zoo, which is listed as the largest municipal zoo in the US. Chet wanted to know on what basis – acreage, animals. Good question since I had been to the San Diego Zoo as well. Both San Diego and the Bronx have over 4000 animals. The Bronx Zoo is on 265 acres, San Diego is on 107 acres. So it’s largest by acreage.

The Hot Club men’s bathroom is one of the smallest on the East Coast. The gentleman next to me said it could be the smallest bathroom in the whole US. He added, “You have to go outside to clear your mind.”

Dr. John quoted Lily Tomlin as saying, “There is no objective evidence that reality exists.” John said it’s from Tomlin’s Broadway show The Search for Intelligent Signs of Life In The Universe.

The good doctor also remembered Robin Williams’ take on Sylvester Stallone doing Shakespeare’s Macbeth: “To be or what?”

It was a Tuesday, not my normal night. There seated at the far bar was a ‘Murderers Row’ of Fleet Feet Pete, Mike Module, Buffalo Steve, Charlie Clancy, and the Herbster.

Buffalo Steve was asked what the top Northwestern New York tourist attraction is. He knew it was Niagara Falls. But Buffalo Steve didn’t know the # 2 attraction – the Buffalo Zoo. But Steve said he knew the third most popular destination - the Snowflake Museum.

Fleet Feet Pete said he saw a bumper sticker on a guitar case that read “A closed mind is a wonderful thing to lose.”

Contraire came into the HC and said to me, “You got that paper of yours?” I told him I didn’t do one this week. Contraire said, “True Lies or Sports Lies.” That’s Contraire.

A cover of Bad Company’s Bad Company was playing on the HC jukebox. I checked – it’s by Five Finger Death Punch from the CD War Is The Answer. I kid you not.

A guy was wearing a tie on a hot Friday afternoon. His friend reached over and tugged on the tie and then said, “At least it’s not a clip-on.”


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