2021 Thacher Park Nature Show CANCELLED, Trivia Bowl XVII POSTPONED

Apparently COVID-19 hasn’t stopped messing with our world yet. Some time ago, I mentioned that the Thacher Park Nature Show, in which artists can submit their photos and paintings and sculptures for a special gallery show at the Emma Treadwell Center at Thacher Park, would take place. That was until I received this notice. Hello…

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Elbo Room’s liquor license wasn’t the only thing that bounced…

News came yesterday that the Elbo Room, that venerable dive bar on Delaware Avenue in Albany, lost their liquor license. Andrew Cuomo's administration has suspended the liquor license of the Elbo Room, which was Cuomo's favorite bar during his Albany Law School days. (Left, Cuomo press release. Right, a quote from an old @JimmyVielkind/@timesunion profile…

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February 1st will be a very, very busy day for me …

This will be an interesting day, to say the least.  It will actually combine two of my favorite things – my adulation for my favorite minor league basketball team, and my expertise in useless knowledge. And they combine on February 1st this year.  And like Kurt Busch on Memorial Day Weekend, I’m going to attempt…

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Returning to my trivia roots … premiere night at Skyloft

True story.  About fifteen years ago, I needed to get away from some stress in my home life.  Someone had told me about a competitive team trivia game at the local Hooters in Crossgates Mall.  I had never played competitive team trivia before, so I tried it out.  Finished in third place among 35 teams…

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