Friday, October 5thFestivus for the rest of us (abuse) for The Rest Of Us - (From the Macintosh slogan "The computer for the rest of us") 1. Used to describe a spiffy product whose affordability shames other comparable products, or (more often) used sarcastically to describe spiffy but very overpriced products.
2. ! The New Yorker Festival is back, much to the moist-palmed excitement of elbow-patched tweedlebums everywhere and the camisole-clad lovelies who stalk them. You know the drill by now—you got your Junot Díaz, your Annie Proulx, your Jhumpa Lahari, your Miranda July—plus the humorist hu·mor·ist
1. A person with a good sense of humor.
2. A performer or writer of humorous material.
a person who speaks or writes in a humorous way
hybrids: Calvin Trillin takes hungry people around the neighborhood and white-haired fox Steve Martin—who loves the magazine so much he married a staffer—does some material. Tonight the magazine lopes into the Gramercy Park Hotel The Gramercy Park Hotel in New York City is a luxury hotel located at 2 Lexington Avenue, next to Gramercy Park, one of only a few private parks in the United States. Hotel history for a plummy plum·my
adj. plum·mi·er, plum·mi·est
a. Filled with plums.
b. Smelling or tasting of plums.
2. Choice; desirable: a plummy leading role; a plummy job. private party—open bar 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. for freelance poets! Next! Up at the still-shabbily-glamorous Ziegfeld theater, there’s a chance to see Ridley Scott’s classic Blade Runner. The movie, which is part of the whole New York Film Festival whoop-de-do, will play for two weeks, featuring Mr. Scott’s original cut. The movie is based on the Philip K. Dick Philip Kindred Dick (December 16 1928 – March 2 1982) was an American writer, mostly known for his works of science fiction. In addition to his dozens of published novels, novel, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, a.k.a. the most terrifying title of all time. Makes you wonder just what he was dreaming about, doesn’t it, Mrs. Roosevelt?
[New Yorker Festival, for schedule and tickets, festival.newyorker.com; staff party, Gramercy Park Hotel, 2 Lexington Avenue, 9 p.m., by invitation only; 25th anniversary of Blade Runner, Ziegfeld theater, www.moviefone.com]