Wednesday Linkarthasis: should I touch this elephant dynamite?
So the not exactly secret Roots concert is tomorrow at Pier 54. I've already made my feelings about the current state of The Legendary pretty clear, and do I really want to fight the crowd in what will most likely be an uncomfortable venue?
It's sad how my enthusiasm for what is still my favorite hip hop group has waned recently. A year ago, I would have been drowning in the pool of my own saliva at the thought of a free Roots show. But not so much after last month's pooper at Central Park. And I was hoping they'd play one of the small downtown venues but no such luck. I might still stop by if I can get out of work at a decent time though. It's free, right?
While I do find a lot of her mannerisms annoying and her whole doesn't quite measure up to the sum of her parts, I like her cooking. Yeah, I don't dig $40 a Day or Inside Dish since they're centered around her pesonality (and her bad tipping), but 30 Minute Meals does exactly what a Food Network program should do: give healthy, easy-to-follow recipes while allowing flexibility with ingredients and equipment. I loves me some Iron Chef and Good Eats but at the end of the day, I'm trying to figure out what's for dinner.
Still, it's something every media outlet should do, have someone who will give an honest critique of how it's covering stories.
You look at London - they knew an attack was coming sooner or later so the authorities had trained for every possible scenario. And while a tragedy couldn't be prevented, the casualties were relatively few. We're not going to be so lucky here in NY. Coordination between NYPD and FDNY was a problem in 2001 and it is still is almost 4 years later. And to have spent just $30 million of the allotted $590 million (mostly on consulting) is simply inexcusable.