The Post gives perennially late de Blasio an alarm clock
In an abundance of caution, the clock has no snooze button. “I had a very rough night and woke up sluggish,” de Blasio had explained, to the outrage of spouses, siblings and children who lost loved ones in the 2001 crash of the Dominican Republic-bound ...
November 14, 2014
25 Essential Traditions For The Ultimate Family Thanksgiving
"Cooking on and off and sleeping by the alarm clock set with the oven timer all night and then watching all the parades on television. My mama and me, my daughters, granddaughters, great-granddaughters, all fussing and cooking and nobody wanting to ...
November 25, 2014
Undercurrents: In a rut? Disrupt the paradigm
PANAMA CITY BEACH — You may be in a rut if you can hit the alarm clock's snooze button with the back of your knuckle without opening your eyes or even rolling all the way over. (Not that I have any experience at that. But I've heard it might be so.)....
March 12, 2015
Style Insiders And Stars Share Some Of Their Best Holiday Gifts Ever
If you're still on the lookout for awesome holiday gifts, then you've come to the right place. We've already shared tons of wonderful ideas from some the top fashion designers and the biggest names in beauty. And now the inspirations continue as we ...
December 15, 2014
11 Remarkable Holiday Gifts Literally Made From Detroit's Trash And ...
Some people look at the thousands of abandoned, crumbling homes in Detroit and see ruin and despair. Others see an opportunity. Most Detroiters are creative by necessity, finding ways to spark big ideas with little fuel. The artisans below have taken ...
December 12, 2014
I'm a public-lands duck hunter, and I'm insane
My wife, Cara, has been through enough of these early mornings to banish the wandering dog and my tossing and turning and every-15-minute-alarm-clock checking to the living room. What could possibly get me so amped up? Driving two hours to elbow my ...
November 19, 2014
10 Indisputable Signs You're A Boomer
There are certain things that define every single generation. Whether it was a political movement, a particularly heinous fashion trend that still haunts you, or a band that changed music as you knew it, there was something. While boomers may be ...
October 6, 2014
Tuesday evening, I watched the first episode of “Powers,” which is exclusive to the subscription Playstation network, but which was released to the public for free to promote the series. Based on a comic book by Michael Avon Oeming and Brian Michael Bendis, “Powers” is a lower budget tale of a world where super-powered humans have become a fact of life over the past few decades. The main character (Sharlto Copley from “District 9”) is a police detective who used to have super powers. If the police scanner at work is any indication, then I understand: We hear the ambulance calls, reports of fights (and group brawls), public nuisances, wrecks (and roll-overs), swimmers in distress, partiers unconscious and unresponsive — and... If the scanner is any indication, they might have to change that cut off time to “p. m. ” to notice any impact. I’ve been dealing with a torn rotator cuff for the past few weeks (why does that sound like something your mechanic says is wrong with your car’s steering. At least the trauma of that last one was cushioned by the fact that no one was seriously injured.
I belong to that generation where the alarm clock looked like this. Wikipedia describes it as “traditional wind-up (keywound), mechanical, spring-driven alarm clock’. I also belong to that generation where the Dads would solemnly intone these cruel Sanskrit lines, which are supposed to be the desirable traits in a good ( bloody damn) student. These days,the Dads who were the erstwhile kids of my generation, are way cooler. तथैव च स्वल्पहारी, गृहत्यागी. While my big sister never ever had( regrettably, still doesn’t have) any issues whatsoever with getting up cheerfully at 5am, your poor accidental sufi, who was/is, in the words of Martin Amis, ”comprehensively alarmed” at the prospect of morning... The alarm clock was always repaired within no time by our rather efficient ( euphemism for sadist) Man-Friday and Dad’s trusted Lieutenant, Ratho. When my pummeling capabilities got enhanced and the board examinations also loomed simultaneously, my Dad fixed an electric buzzer under my bed, which he would press long and hard every morning at 5 am, from the comfort of his own bedroom. Thank you for your sympathies, friends, which I am sure you feel for me…they are reciprocated , in case, your Dads resemble/d mine, in case they pompously proclaimed ” You will find the key to success.
Essentially, Alayer is an idiot-proof version of Lightbox that makes it easy for amateur mobile photographers to get their desired outcome with minimal work. Alayer is temporarily free in the App Store. to is the digital version of those impossible puzzle games found on keychains dangling from your old elementary school backpack. Arguably one of the most popular console games of the past few years, BioShock’s iOS version has made a similar splash. Although not as extensive as the original, the iPhone/iPad version’s developers did an excellent job optimizing this game for mobile platforms. Fight your way through the dystopian, retro-space-age universe using old school weapons and futuristic machines just as you would on a console. Alarm Clock Reboot. If you’re anything like most iPhone users, then your brain has probably found a way of shutting off your standard iOS alarm clock without ever actually making you wake up. Alarm Clock Reboot has taken our laziness into account and built an alarm...