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Redesigning CityCynic.com

Well it was bound to happen — a complete redesign of CityCynic.com.

And you’re looking it at.

This very site has gone through many different looks throughout the years, since I started blogging back in 2000.

What you see here is the design I am most proud of, not only because it is the most awesome one yet, but also because I was finally able to incorporate some of my favorite memories in photographic form.

A lot of important things in my life have changed in the past 2 years or so and more are on the way. I’m happy to bring them to you via this updated design.

Of course what brings you here (besides Google searches for “Conan O’Brien guests“, “definition of cynicism“, and “Citi Field ribs“) is my witty retelling of real life stories through the eyes of a New Yorker. And no worries, all of that is still here too and will continue to be.

If you have any suggestions about things I should write about in the future, or if you’d like to collaborate between blogs, drop me a line in the comments and let me know. I’d love to hear from you.

Until then, thanks for stopping by, from a New Yorker who doesn’t know when to quit!


CONAN blimp flies over TBS Postseason Baseball (PHOTO)

TBS is flying their Conan blimp over the MLB Postseason games to promote the launch of the new Conan O’Brien late night show on their channel on November 8th.

The bright orange color of the blimp is an ode to Conan’s signature orange-colored Irish hair, but the orange blimp thing has been done before:

Anyway, catch the all-new Conan O’Brien late night show on November 8 at 11pm on TBS.

Ten things that make me happy

I guess part of challenging other people to take the NaBloPoMo challenge is that they decide to tag you with things to post about. Or at least that’s what RedLotusMama tells me.

So without further ado, and in no particular order, I present ten things that make me happy:

1) Baseball – Namely my New York Mets, who have me on the Mets Rollercoaster this season.

2) Having time to myself, including a little bit of silence. Doesn’t happen that often these days…

3) Turtles – Including my several pet turtles, just awesome creatures all around.

4) Discovering new music and listening to my old favorites. Paramore and Dave Matthews Band, thank you.

5) Taking photographs – I always enjoy capturing what I see and sharing it.

6) Twitter (@citycynic) – Meeting new people and tweeting along with my fellow Mets fans!


8) Dinosaurs. (Nothing more to say)

9) Late Night Comedy – Yes Team Conan, nooo Jay Leno!

10) Her – She’s my everything.

What are some of the things that make you happy?

Hey, that shirt looks like an ABC reality show logo

As I was mindlessly channel surfing the other night, I came across an ABC reality show called Shark Tank, where millionaire moguls bid on burgeoning entrepreneur’s business ideas. While I found the show mildly amusing, what stuck with me afterwards was the cool show logo featuring skyscrapers and sharks as seen looking up from underneath.

Then I remembered a certain new Threadless t-shirt I had seen recently called Solitary Dream Pt2 by Budi Satria Kwan, which also features skyscrapers and sharks. And while I usually prefer t-shirts with dinosaurs on them, I did plan on purchasing one for myself.

Note any resemblance between the two?

Shark t-shirt vs. Shark Tank

Not only do both designs consist of skyscrapers and sharks as seen from underneath looking up, but they both similarly feature a sun or light source in the upper righthand corner.

I mean, it all could be a gigantic coincidence, especially considering not that many people actually watch (or have even heard of) ABC’s Shark Tank.

But what if Budi Kwan saw the Shark Tank logo and decided to make a t-shirt design based off of it?

Then why stop there? I would like to suggest his next shirt design come from I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Outta Here!:

I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Outta Here!

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