No really. Here's a couple of the highlights.
That individual is Joan Tuckruskye, an official with the Baldwin, NY PTA, who is accused of endangering the welfare of a child. What did she allegedly do?
Um, it's okay. I'm sure they were just getting done with a cyclocross race, and changing out of their wet shorts. I've so been there, it's not funny.
Police said Tuckruskye and a 13-year-old boy were found in the backseat of a SUV. The parked, running 2008 Nissan Pathfinder behind Meadow Elementary School in Baldwin seemed suspicious to officers Friday night, said Det. Lt. Kevin Smith. "They noticed both of the individuals were not clothed from the waist down," Smith said.
Update: The comment that was here is hereby removed based on special pleadings of one of the affected parties. Understand something kids: If the DA agrees to drop charges in exchange for you keeping your nose clean for the next six months, that isn't "exoneration," it's lenity or leniency. "Exoneration" means proved innocent or at least found "not guilty." That ain't the same thing at all as a suspended sentence or suspension of procedings coupled with sealing / expungement of the record.
This handsome devil is Jimmy Titus, of Mastic Beach. He was
Man. Couldn't he have just hired a really mean divorce attorney like everybody else?
charged with second-degree murder in the stabbing of his wife in Brentwood on Saturday morning. Police say Lori Titus, 47, had been stabbed multiple times. Her estranged husband, Jimmy Titus, pleaded not guilty Sunday. But in court records, released yesterday, police say Jimmy Titus confessed to the killing. "I took out the knife and started going after her. I stabbed her a couple of times, I don't know where I stabbed her," he said in the statement, records show.
DEEEEVVVVILLLLLSSS!!!! Or maybe J. E. T. S. Jets Jets Jets! Hard to say.
Either way, Jerry Seinfeld warned Elaine Bettis about hooking up with face painters. He was right. Old Morgan here got popped for DWI. He's presumed innocent, but from where I sit, it don't look good.
So there you go, Long Island's finest. Oh, one other thing. If any of you are from Lawnguy Land, maybe you could answer me this: what the hell is up with Mastic Beach? It seems like most of these fine citizens hail from its friendly confines.
I got a great gift for Christmas, an IPod Nano. I've been burning CD's to it (how old fashioned is that... CDs?) and have listened to a lot of music I haven't listened to in a long time. Here's a few vids that my re-discovered CD collection put me in mind of, that you might enjoy.
Stevie Ray Vaughn with the Hendrix classic, Voodoo Chile (Slight Return).
And here's Stevie Ray with Dick Dale, doing Dale's hit (which I think is a cover of the Chantays or somebody), Pipeline.
Here's a little Dire Straits - Telegraph Road - a particularly nice, evocative version of it.
REM - Driver 8. This was the first song I heard by them, on Letterman in '82 or '83, along with "Sorry." There was just something to this that the stadium rockers who dominated the pop scene back then simply didn't have. I was an instant fan.
Now this video blows, I think it's just some Andy Warhol film, but the song is pretty amazing. It's Waiting for the Man, by Velvet Underground. Amazing band, probably 20 years ahead of their time. Like some of the Talking Heads stuff, their music doesn't seem to have aged.
The Knack. It's such an earworm, I'm not even going to write down the name of the song. Don't play it unless you want to be humming it for the next week. You've been warned. Right?
And finally, some AC DC with the original front man, Bonn Scott. One of our local Sports Talk guys in D.C. summed up AC DC pretty well a few weeks ago. He said he had to go with his teenage son to a recent AC DC concert. Apparently, it was louder than the inside of a jet engine. However, he said, "If you don't like AC DC, then you probably just don't like rock music. Even if it's embarrassing to admit you like them."
I guess I'll spare you the Loverboy and the J. Geils Band videos, not to mention the REO Speedwagon. Those were just silly.