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More of my April Fools editions, up to 2004 this week.


Herein the second part of my recounting of my history of April Fools editions.

This time, it's work gags from 1994-1998, excluding 1995. Why didn't it print?


In the headlines (last) week:

Construction on housing finally scheduled to get underway near CitiField

MetroCard upgrade delayed because it was scheduled for Super Bowl weekend

Trump will probably refuse to release Democratic memo and blame the FBI

Plastic bag tax is underway on Long Island but not state-wide

Did you know there are five public toilets in New York City, and that it took 25 years to open them?


A look at some big recent news stories.


It's cold and flu season, which means a lot of hacking and coughing.

It also means a lot of snow, which translated into plowing and traffic issues.

Which meant an official letter of complaint had to be written about the inefficiency of the plowing.

Which brings me back to a situation with people not curbing their dogs in our neighborhood.

Which brings me back to official letters of complaint.


I recorded this episode in three segments on Election Day 2017.

The first at lunch, the second at dinner, and the third after the polls closed.

My perspective on some things changed over the course of the day's events.



The New York City mayoral election is this week and nobody is giving Republican candidate Nicole Malliatokis a chance of victory.

Then again, this election is not all about getting elected. It's part of a larger, more intricate process involving the workings of the political system in New York City and State.


As the national election day approaches, I thought back to the two times in college where I ran for a public office. 

Neither was a particularly pleasant experience but at least I get 30+ minutes of podcast from them.


General Motors is going to conduct test drives of robo-cars (driverless vehicles) on the streets of Manhattan next spring.

This means the technology is getting closer to being made available to the public, which is thrilling, challenging, and depressing at the same time.


AM NY dubbed last week's Mayoral debate "Dietl Mania," because of the presence of gadfly (with no chance of winning) Bo Dietl.

Some local commentary, so be forewarned.


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