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Picture Postcard: NRNY Artwork

21 Jul

July 21, 2018

In the downtown heart of New Rochelle, NY, several pieces of artwork are popping up, courtesy of local artists. Many of them celebrate the history of the area. This one, by Charles Fazzino, celebrates its history in the arts, and particularly shines the spotlight on Terry Toons, the animation studio that was located in New Rochelle from 1930 to 1971. They produced and created cartoons featuring dozens of popular characters, including Mighty Mouse.

This particular one is about seven feet tall, made of the three-dimensional letters NRNY stacked atop each other. It gets plenty of foot traffic going by, being on a corner near the Metro North train station, Monroe College, and several large banks. In addition to the cartoons, you’ll see tributes to several celebrities as well.

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Just a few feet away you’ll find this more modern artwork.

 

 

 

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Men’s Important Announcements

10 Jul

July 10, 2018

Some families send out year end Christmas cards that list all the family member’s accomplishments over the past twelve months. Little Timmy got straight A’s in math, daughter Linda got engaged, Mom and Dad finally took that trip to France, things like that. Sometimes during the year they’ll even send out little notices, like Cousin Mikey getting his first Boy Scout badge or to announce the newest member of the family, a pet chihuahua named Waggles.

But what if men sent out notices for the things that are really important in their lives? The Editor’s and Staff of Mr. Blog’s Tepid Ride think one such announcement may read something like this.

It is with great pride and satisfaction that Mr. Ralph Hornberger announces that he has moved up from the center toilet stall to the stall on the right.

Mr. Hornberger had been headquartered in the center stall for the last six years, after making the move from the left-hand stall in 2012, following the departure of Mr. Archer of the accounting department. 

The rightmost stall, which features a triple toilet paper roller and newly installed insta-flush system, became available when Ed Rosen moved to a stall in the newly opened sixth-floor men’s room, which is nearer his office. 

Mr. Hornberger shares this proud moment with his wife, Belinda, daughters Stacy and Melissa, and son Thomas, whom Mr. Hornberger hopes will one day follow in his father’s footsteps and occupy the rightmost stall himself.

 

 

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