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By Jeremy Schiffres, Daily and Sunday Freeman, Kingston, N.Y.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Separated at birth?

Texas terror suspect Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari, left, and Green Day front man Billie Joe Armstrong.

Come to think of it, Green Day concerts are filled with onstage explosions, so maybe these two are actually the same guy!


You have GOT to be kidding me!

The Kingston school district does it again! An early morning snow has changed to rain, the temperature is about 35 degrees, and, for the unthinkable EIGHTH time this school year, classes are canceled.

Our children deserve an education, but the only lesson they're learning from this district is how to make irresponsible decisions.


Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Three quick thoughts

* Lady Gaga needs to get over herself.

* The "Jeopardy" game featuring the IBM computer Watson makes for interesting science but terrible television. In particular, the first of the three broadcasts (which aired last night) came across as a half-hour commercial for IBM rather than a game show.

* Why all the fascination among restaurants and TV cooking shows with the word "chipotle"? Well, I guess it's more appealing than calling it what it is: "smoke-dried jalapeno."


Monday, February 7, 2011

Scary math

I just saw an ad on TV for the upcoming Grammy Awards. It focused on the fact that the show will feature live performances by Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga and Mick Jagger.

Bieber is 16 years old. Perry is 26. Gaga is 24.

Jagger is 67 ... older than the other three combined.



Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Up in the air ... or not

I received the following e-mail from Albany International Airport at 8:48 a.m. today:

Albany International Airport is open and operating.
All departing flights are canceled until at least 2:45 p.m.

Roughly the equivalent of saying "Schools are open, but none of the teachers will be in today."


Tuesday, February 1, 2011

And snow it goes ... again

Here's a look at how the snowstorm that's covering all of New York today is affecting schools and events in four regions of the state.

Rochester area: One school district on a two-hour delay, everything else open.
Syracuse area: Three school districts closed, one on a two-hour delay, everything else open.
Utica area: One senior citizens' meeting canceled; no schools closed.
Mid-Hudson Valley: Everything closed, everything canceled, widespread panic.

Gee, what a shock.