- Sam Pollak
- Thursday, September 27, 2007
Paid obits’ best feature is comfort
"The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated." - Mark Twain, upon learning that his obituary had been published in the New York Journal.
- Monday, August 6, 2007
The public determines who’s good, bad in sports
Here’s a baseball trivia question almost guaranteed to get you beaten up in the barroom after you ask it. Who’s the only person to play for the Brooklyn Dodgers baseball team, the New York Rangers hockey team and the New York Knicks basketball team?
- Monday, July 30, 2007
Blame goes beyond Bush
On her way to work one morning
Down the path alongside the lake
A tenderhearted woman saw a poor half-frozen snake
His pretty colored skin had been all frosted with the dew
"Oh well," she cried, "I’ll take you in and I’ll take care of you"
"Take me in oh tender woman
Take me in, for heaven’s sake
Take me in oh tender woman," sighed the snake
- Saturday, June 23, 2007
Call of the wild can be mild
There are these two guys on separate TV networks who make a big deal out of finding ways to survive the most horrendous conditions nature can throw at them.
- Saturday, March 31, 2007
Passover memories resonate
"Why is this night different from all other nights?" That's a question that will be asked in millions of Jewish homes Monday night during a Passover seder _ or festive meal _ in which the story is told of the exodus of the Jews from bondage in Egypt.
- Saturday, March 10, 2007
'That's so gay' should never be OK
The kids file into the high school classroom with the usual talking, bickering and teasing. Inevitably, one student will loudly ridicule another.
- Saturday, January 6, 2007
Daily Star owns up to mistakes
Newspaper editors _ as all who know us would surely attest _ are the most affable and delightful members of the human race.