The Rittenhouse Review

A Philadelphia Journal of Politics, Finance, Ethics, and Culture

Thursday, January 02, 2003  

The Best from the World Beyond. Or Just Lazy Blogging.

FILE UNDER "YOU MUST BE JOKING": American Airlines, Delta Airlines, and America West Airlines are considering charging passengers for airline food.


FILE UNDER "STILL LIVING": Art Buchwald. Go figure.


GO GREEK: I just know Hollywood will take this story -- about a priest who teaches Greek at Philadelphia's LaSalle University and North Catholic High School to a rabid core following of students that consists largely of punkish slouchers -- and ruin the whole thing.


CURIOUS GEORGE: I was blown over by shock and disbelief when this guy won his first four-year term, and now he's embarking upon his third. At least he's better than Hugh Carey was, though I should add that's not exactly a very high bar.


BYE-BYE 20th CENTURY: This week I finally said good-bye and good riddance to both dial-up modem access to the web and that miserable jumble of code known as "Windows 98."

I also had digital cable installed earlier this week: hundreds of channels and still nothing worth watching.


MERCIFUL RAIN DELAY: The annual Philadelphia Mummers New Year’s Day Parade was postponed until Saturday, January 4, due to rainy weather, for those who care about that kind of thing.

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