Well, my loyal and faithful readers ... Tebow-mania is in full swing in The Big Apple, The Greatest City In The World.
Of course the news media is having a field day as indicated by the main headlines in today’s papers ...
“HALO, NEW YORK! Tebow arrives and he already has a Jets football card” - front page NY Post
“Rex’s new commandment: LOVE THY BACKUP! Jet’s have ‘wild’ plans for Tebow” - back page NY Post
“TEBOW HERE TO BE #1 QB” - front page Daily News
“WATCH OUT, MARK! Sources say Tebow has eye on Sanchez’s job” - back page Daily News
“Jets Facing a Tricky Situation at Quarterback” - front page of NY Times sports section
And this bit of breaking news just in from Fox News ...
“Jets officials are strongly encouraging new recruit Tim Tebow to live in New Jersey to keep him as far away as possible from the temptations of New York's nightlife, a source close to the team has said.
While believing the quarterback will be a great asset on the field, off it they think Tebow — a teetotaler and virgin who is saving himself for marriage — will need to have his hand held.
‘The team will encourage Tebow to live in New Jersey near the practice facility,’ the source said. ‘They are not going to want him to be influenced and distracted in the city.’"
Come on people. Get real.
Yes, my loyal and faithful readers ... don’t you just love it? No? Are you getting tired of this already? OK ... OK ... I will move on to other things and stuff like ...
Last night’s NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC @ Avery Fisher Hall concert featuring Schubert’s 9th Symphony==>awesome.
Can’t say the same for the opening number which was a 20-minute atonal piece of dreck called “Excerpts from The Bassarids” by someone named Henze (who??). Everyone seated around me simply hated it.
Tonight Billi Pod has something a bit different, and that is a comedy show by the group known as The Capitol Steps. This is an excerpt from their press materials ...
“The Capitol Steps began as a group of Senate staffers who set out to satirize the very people and places that employed them.
The group was born in December, 1981 when some staffers for Senator Charles Percy were planning entertainment for a Christmas party. Their first idea was to stage a nativity play, but in the whole Congress they couldn't find three wise men or a virgin. So, they decided to dig into the headlines of the day, and they created song parodies & skits which conveyed a special brand of satirical humor.
In the years that followed, many of the Steps ignored the conventional wisdom ("Don't quit your day job!"), and although not all of the current members of the Steps are former Capitol Hill staffers, taken together the performers have worked in a total of eighteen Congressional offices and represent 62 years of collective House and Senate staff experience.”
The group is appearing at Town Hall and will perform numbers from their recently released, Desperate Housemembers, as well as brand-new songs in step with breaking news.
I have seen them perform several times and have always enjoyed their humor. They are a very talented group and Billi Pod is really looking forward to this show.
Loving my new iPhone. I am happy to report that the old iPhone has been assigned a new task that has somewhat eased the tensions around the apartment.
What, you are no doubt breathlessly asking? Well, as you can see from the picture ... it is now perched atop my SoundLogic sound system and feeds music into the system via various internet radio apps such as Pandora and iHeart Radio. The sound is very good and the old iPhone is pleased with its new role in Billi Pod’s World.
I will close this Friday posting with a big shout-out to my Florida Gators for reaching the Elite 8==>Way to go BillyD and your boys.
GO YANKEES AND GO GATORS!!
“Don’t pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he’ll just kill you.”