June 14, 2006

A Link Grows in Brooklyn

Gawker acknowledged its status as the most frequent user of "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" variations in a post today.

Meanwhile, the list continues to grow.

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June 09, 2006

Maybe Next Week

I skimmed through yesterday's Good Morning America and a little bit of today's and didn't see anything about the book. Apparently I made a mistake when I didn't include a chapter on the whereabouts of Al-Zarqawi or pictures of Brangelina's baby.

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June 08, 2006

Had an Interesting Bachelor Party?

A writer is seeking men to talk to him for an upcoming book:

I'm hoping to talk to a MAN who had a CO-ED bachelor party with his wife for BACHELOR PARTY CONFIDENTIAL. The story need not be too steamy. In fact, the tamer the better--cuz this book is plenty steamy already.

Please let them know that interviews can be totally anonymous. And, of
course, please forward it to anyone and everyone!

Email David Boyer with your stories at dboyer@yoideaman.com

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June 07, 2006

Set Your TiVo

Rumor has it that Good Morning America will be metioning The Engaged Groom on either Thursday's or Friday's show. More info to come...

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I Guess There Must Not Be Anything Big Going On In Louisiana These Days

One week after the start of hurricane season, here's Louisiana senator David Vitter, talking about gay marriage:

"I don't believe there's any issue that's more important than this one."

And here's Oklahoma senator James Inhofe, inadvertently making the case against arguments that the gradual acceptance of gay marriage might be a threat to so-called traditional relationships:

"As you see here, and I think this is maybe the most important prop well have during the entire debate, my wife and I have been married 47 years. We have 20 kids and grandkids. Im really proud to say that in the recorded history of our family, weve never had a divorce or any kind of homosexual relationship."

Does that mean that his fellow Republican, Dick Cheney, should be ashamed of his lesbian daughter?

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USA Today...Today

This appeared in today's USA Today:

Grooms are getting more engaged in wedding planning.

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June 05, 2006

Big Love

I may be alone in this, but did anyone else seethis announcement in the Times yesterday and think that the paper was now including polygamists in its Weddings/Celebrations pages?

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June 02, 2006

A List Grows in Brooklyn

I'm guessing there are now more headlines that play on the title of the classic 1943 novel A Tree Grows in Brooklyn than there are actual people who've read the book. Gawker is one of the worst offenders, using the reference twice within the last two weeks for a total of four times this year. If you include its sibling site, Gridskipper, the powers that be at Denton-owned blogs are responsible for at least five uses. (It could be higher, but since I'm at work I'll refrain from checking Fleshbot.)

There's only one way to cease the use of this tired title: someone must write the definitive twenty-first century Brooklyn novel. I nominate one of the Jonathans - Lethem or Safran Foer - for this task.

Below, just a sampling of the headlines from blogs, newspapers, and other sources that have used variations of "A [blank] Grows in Brooklyn" so far in 2006.

- A Children's Museum Grows in Brooklyn, Gothamist, 6/2/06
- A Bee Grows in Brooklyn, Gawker, 5/31/06
- An arena grows in Brooklyn, New Jersey Star-Ledger, 5/28/06
- A Gehry Grows in Brooklyn, BusinessWeek, 5/19/06
- A Brawl Grows in Brooklyn, Gawker, 5/17/06
- A Cigar Bar Grows in Brooklyn, Cigar Aficionado, 5/17/06
- A Crush Grows in Brooklyn, Less Than Perfect episode title, 5/2/06 (This show is still on?)
- Twee Grows in Brooklyn, New York Observer, 5/1/06
- A CDCU Grows in Brooklyn, National Federation of Community Development Credit Unions, 4/18/06
- A Hotel Grows In Brooklyn. Next to an Auto Repair Shop, Gridskipper, 4/4/06
- A Hole Grows in Brooklyn, Gawker, 3/27/06
- Prices Grow in Brooklyn, NYTimes.com, 2/8/06
- Blogorrhea NYC: A Head of Lettuce Grows in Brooklyn, Gawker, 1/6/06
- A bunch of slogans grow in Brooklyn Adfreak, 1/4/06

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More Burger Time

Here's a great way to avoid the line at Shake Shack: go during the middle of a huge rain storm, like the one that came down last night.

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June 01, 2006

Center of Attention

After a front page article on the state of her marriage and how much time she spends with her husband, it's clear that Hillary Clinton can get no love from the New York Times.

Further proof is in this picture, which ran on the front of the Metro Section today with the headline, Clinton Opens State Campaign With Salvos at White House. As the saying goes, it's worth a thousand words.


Who's the center of attention in that photo? Considering the headline and the picture's focus, you could be forgiven for thinking that it was Bill who was opening his campaign. It seems that even a soon-to-be two-term Senator and future presidential candidate is still just that guy's wife, at least in the eyes of the Times

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