Thursday, March 26, 2009


My friend Bill, who’s a theater critic, called me at work yesterday with the offer of a free ticket to see “God of Carnage,” a new play on Broadway starring Jeff Daniels, Hope Davis, James Gandolfini and Marcia Gay Harden. Naturally, I leaped at that! The play was terrific -- hilarious yet posing serious questions about human nature. There’s even a scene where Hope Davis vomits visibly on stage. What’s not to like?

You all know how much I like spam e-mail with interesting subject lines. Here are two I got this week:

-- Get your head effectively cleaned after last night

-- Become a wild cat for tonight! Scratch him to orgasm!

I guess these were supposed to sound good -- but you know, they just don’t.

(Photo: Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, March 2009)


  1. The play sounds like something worth watching. So nice that you could just go to the theater somewhat spontaneously.

    The spam messages sound like candidates for instant delete. I often wonder what kind of people respond to this garbage and if someone ultimately makes a profit.

  2. I've heard that the costs associated with spam e-mail are so low that it only takes one person in a million to respond for the vendor to make a profit.

    (Got another funny one this morning: "Herpes will never play tricks with you")

  3. I'm not sure if it was my switch to a Mac or another reason, but I rarely get those emails anymore.

  4. scratch him to orgasm Riiiight!
    Love your door picture. And the play sounds really good.