Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Felix Roasting: Best Java in NYC

As Latte Larry found out, it's the beans that make a coffee shop a coffee shop. Tired of Starbucks, unimpressed with Stumptown (see What A Wait), and unable to find Gregory's, I stopped into...

Etiquette of Things: Comedy Cellar NY

The following is an excerpt from my upcoming book, The Etiquette of Things: Things You Didn’t Know Were Things. It is based on my annoyance with society as a whole and my Angry Professor persona (catch up on all...

How To with TPOL: Dine Safely During the Pandemic

A new show that has piqued my interest is How To with John Wilson where an eccentric cameraman showcases the idiosyncrasies of NY literally through his camera lens. Paying homage to that show, I would...

Your Papers, Please: NY, The Lame Apple

We all know how we got here (see The Lost & Found Year(s): COVID Trip Report), but the question is how we will get out of here. By here, I mean the bureaucracy of...

Incremental Progress: A Recap of My 2021 Travels

I updated my Where to Party? New Year’s Eve list, which for twenty years in a row featured a new city. Last year I broke that tradition by staying in the same place twice. This...

Hyatt Regency Chicago: Bedtime

I was sad to leave Narnia, aka Madison. It didn't take long to realize, I wasn't in the magical land of Wisconsin anymore. The disarming kindness was replaced by the terrible traffic, blaring horns, and dense development of Chicago.

Covid Test to Enter Puerto Rico: Another Asinine Policy

I thought The Lost & Found Year(s): COVID Trip Report was finally over. That is not the case. Instead of learning the lessons from a year of lockdown, Puerto Rico is getting dumber. Here is the latest measure from the incompetents that run this island.

Guns & Butter: Madison, Wisconsin Travel Guide

I came to Madison to Michigan to play Wisconsin. That was a great experience because of the party the night before, tailgate the morning of, and the Wolverine's victory.

Michigan v. Wisconsin: Formerly Camp Randall Stadium Review

Formerly Camp Randall Stadium Review is part of the Punxsutawney TPOL Trip Report, where TPOL leaves the basement and outflanks COVID, at least for now. To kick off (pun intended) my emergence out of the basement,...

Old School Partying in Madison, Wisconsin

A wise person would rest up before a big competition. Seeing as how I was not playing, I thought that rule did not apply to me. Buzzed from good vino at Lou Malnati's, I was happy to be the navigator from Chicago to Madison.
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