NY Cosmos are a Joke, Red Bulls being the Red Bulls, Museum, Jim Norton Game, I like my cigars just like my women, Ric Flair

by Peter Marus

I sure hope everyone is finally over the "rebirth" of the New York Cosmos.  I'm still getting over the laughing and pointing at the TV watching this farce of a soccer team get slapped around the field by a real professional soccer team.  I'll say if again: I respect the history of the Cosmos and what the team meant back in the 70s and 80s.  I have no respect for what the "new" Cosmos are doing now-nothing more than a soccer version of a shitty remake to make a quick buck off the stupid.

Oh, an the Red Bulls shit the bed this weekend.  Yeah, that trip to England last weekend really did put the fire into the team to make a push into the playoffs.  Nothing says "momentum shifting event" like winning a faux-cup beating two teams that are just there to get playing time.  

Now for a different subject that won't get me depressed...

I want to the museum this week to see the Alexander McQueen exhibit with my Girlfriend.  I first thought it was a Steve McQueen exhibit, but alas I was wrong.  I still went, because I'm a good guy and all.  I didn't see anything of his work I liked (he was a designer, that had all these odd exhibitions).  I did get annoyed by the quotes of the man.  It was the usual pompus, douchy, quotes about his work to make it sound like he was changing the world.  I made it fun by playing the "Jim Norton game", where I asked the snarky question after it in my head.  It was quite entertaining.  Some examples:

"British fashion is self confident and fearless. It refuses to bow to commerce, thus generating a constant flow of new ideas whilst drawing in British heritage. "  IS IT?

"I think the idea of mixing luxury and mass-market fashion is very modern - wearing head-to-toe designer has become a bit passe. It's a new era in fashion - there are no rules. It's all about the individual and personal style, wearing high-end, low-end, classic labels, and up-and-coming designers all together."  DO YA?

And so on, and so on.  its a fun game to play when bored, or want to annoy people.

After the museum and lunch, I went to get some cigars for my planned "beer and cigars" weekend.  I got to my favorite spot to get them in Midtown, to find it was closed.  Sadness fell over me.  Thankfully my Girlfriend mentioned a place she saw by her.  I went there Saturday, and it was pure happiness.  First, it's all Dominicans making Dominican cigars.  I prefer Dominican cigars-Cubans are overrated.  the place had a nice walk-in humador, huge selection of cigars, and real-ass Dominicans there.  the guy who helped was 100% Dominican-Spiky slicked back hair, thin but not super-thin line of a beard, wire-rim glasses and shitty tattoos.  I felt confident in the authenticity when I saw an old dude in the back of the shop who robably is like and OG cigar roller.  Needless to say, I left with several cigars and a feeling of happiness.  I was also just informed of a cigar place in Astoria I may have to check out.  

finally, some Ric Flair, just to make you smile