Assata Shakur & the FBI Top Ten

Check out a recent essay by Future Use at tap-shoe hermenaut web journal THE CHISELER: CLEO A profile of the early 1970s warzone between the NYPD and the Black Liberation Army, in the context of the FBI adding Assata Shakur to the Top Ten Most Wanted Terrorist List…

The McConnell-Judd Tapes

Probably no one cares anymore, but early this month, Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell claimed “the Left” bugged his office in Louisville and whistleblew the recordings to Mother Jones, a butcher-block political news journal named after Mary Harris Jones, the turn-of-the-century labor provocateuse born in Cork, Ireland.  In 1913, while on trial for organizing coal miners…

Best Adapted True Original Story

Hollywood is a business of imagination, and it must mercilessly tub-thump that imagination in order to stay in business. It always ends up once step ahead of the audience, no matter how bad the movie. Last weekend, the Writers Guild of America handed out their best screenplay awards.  Argo won for Best Adapted, and Zero…

Cross Posts

Future Use recently posted a couple writings on the ripsnorting history-hitchhike web journal THE CHISELER: The Racket BusterJust before WWII, Special Prosecutor John Harlan Amen led the largest investigation of city corruption in U.S. history.  His target was Brooklyn. From Broadway to BombayMarty Reisman (1930-2012) was a table tennis champ and man-about-town.  He hustled ping-pong…

A List of Hurricane Sandy Resources

Information can come in as handy as a roof and warm clothes.  Below is an ongoing, overdue and incomplete list of resources on Hurricane Sandy: RELIEF New Jersey Hurricane Sandy resources NJ mobile insurance offices in Ocean, Monmouth & Middlesex Counties New York Extension ofEmergency Unemployment Benefits Legal assistance for disaster victims New Jersey Unemployment…

The iBg Apple

Future Use was en route to the job interview, waiting for the G train, when across the tracks on the opposite platform, a young man was mugged.  Three youths punched him, snatched his iPhone, and ran. “Owwwww!” cried the young man, in polo shirt, rolled jeans and flipflops.  It sounded like he had just tripped…

"Hey uh – you know where I can find…"

It is Search Week in New York City, a bonanza powwow of market researchers gathering at Jacob Javits Center for the Search Marketing Expo: Market researchers all dressed up and abuzz for Search Week. The declaration was made official by the Mayor, a prime advocate of business research, the industry in which he made his…