Questions to How Well Do You Know the Staten Island Ferry?

April 25, 2018

Here are the questions to the Jeopardy! answers in the category “The Staten Island Ferry in Pop Culture” I posted a couple of weeks ago:

  1. When it’s split in two by the bad guys in the blockbuster “Spiderman: Homecoming,” it’s up to the teen webslinger and this other superhero to hold the ship together. – Who is Ironman?
  2. The opening credits of CBS’ “The Late Show with” him included a night view of an illuminated Staten Island Ferry.  – Who is David Letterman?
  3. The ferry is featured at the start of “Working Girl” as we see the commute of Tess McGill, a role thatmade this actress an Oscar nominee. – Who is Melanie Griffith?
  4. “I lost my choo!” she said while running for the Staten Island Ferry on an episode of “Sex and the City.” – Who is Sarah Jessica Parker (Carrie Bradshaw)?
  5. In this film, Amy Schumer does the “I’m the King of the World” pose on the guardrails of the Staten Island Ferry. – What is “Trainwreck?”

I got three correct this time; how did you do?

Feel free to leave a comment, and please come back – I write and post often!  And if you like what I have to say and how I say it, you’ll probably enjoy my novels as well.  They’re listed below, and you can read more about them on my improved website, designed and built by my son Don, http://www.randolphmase.com.  On my site, you’ll also find excerpts of my books that you can read – please check it out!

 

Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer

http://www.randolphmase.com

http://www.facebook.com/randolphmase

http://www.facebook.com/MatthewHoganMysteries

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My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park

Death at The Cloisters

Death Inside Diamond Head (under construction)

Nathan Hale

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Questions to How Well Do You Know Broadway?

April 17, 2018

Here are the questions to the Jeopardy! answers in the category “Broadway Musicals By Songs” I posted several weeks ago:

  1. “Rainbow Tour” & “Buenos Aires.” – What is “Evita?”
  2. “Dawn (Go Away)” & “December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night).”  – What is “Jersey Boys?”
  3. “Ease on Down the Road” & “If You Believe.” – What is “The Wiz?”
  4. “It Only Takes a Moment” & “Before the Parade Passes By.” – What is “Hello, Dolly?”
  5. “What’s Inside” & “What Baking Can Do.” – What is “Waitress?”

I surprised myself by getting three correct, even though I’ve seen only one of the shows.  How did you do?

Feel free to leave a comment, and please come back – I write and post often!  And if you like what I have to say and how I say it, you’ll probably enjoy my novels as well.  They’re listed below, and you can read more about them on my improved website, designed and built by my son Don, http://www.randolphmase.com.  On my site, you’ll also find excerpts of my books that you can read – please check it out!

 

Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer

http://www.randolphmase.com

http://www.facebook.com/randolphmase

http://www.facebook.com/MatthewHoganMysteries

http://twitter.com/randolphmase

 

My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park

Death at The Cloisters

Death Inside Diamond Head (under construction)

Nathan Hale

How Well Do You Know the Staten Island Ferry?

April 9, 2018

One of the categories on a recent Jeopardy! episode was “The Staten Island Ferry in Pop Culture.”  Here are the answers; just come up with the correct question for each.  I’ll give those questions in a future post:

  1. When it’s split in two by the bad guys in the blockbuster “Spiderman: Homecoming,” it’s up to the teen webslinger and this other superhero to hold the ship together.
  2. The opening credits of CBS’ “The Late Show with” him included a night view of an illuminated Staten Island Ferry.
  3. The ferry is featured at the start of “Working Girl” as we see the commute of Tess McGill, a role thatmade this actress an Oscar nominee.
  4. “I lost my choo!” she said while running for the Staten Island Ferry on an episode of “Sex and the City.”
  5. In this film, Amy Schumer does the “I’m the King of the World” pose on the guardrails of the Staten Island Ferry.

(As you can see, this category really pertains to movies with the ferry in them, but why not?!)

Feel free to leave a comment, and please come back – I write and post often!  And if you like what I have to say and how I say it, you’ll probably enjoy my novels as well.  They’re listed below, and you can read more about them on my improved website, designed and built by my son Don, http://www.randolphmase.com.  On my site, you’ll also find excerpts of my books that you can read – please check it out!

 

Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer

http://www.randolphmase.com

http://www.facebook.com/randolphmase

http://www.facebook.com/MatthewHoganMysteries

http://twitter.com/randolphmase

 

My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park

Death at The Cloisters

Death Inside Diamond Head (under construction)

Nathan Hale

New York City’s Easter Parade

April 1, 2018

You may know that this parade, one of the most famous in the world, is held every year on Easter Sunday, and is known as a showcase for new clothes and bonnets; hence the popular song by Irving Berlin, “Easter Parade.”  The photo above is of Fifth Avenue during the parade in 1900.

You may also know that today is also April Fool’s Day…but this post is no joke!

You probably don’t know that the Easter Parade differs from other New York City parades in its loose organization, as people generally wander around the area.  Between 10 in the morning and 4 in the afternoon today, Fifth Avenue will be closed to vehicles between 49th and 57th Streets, and the crowds turn out, some dressed in very unique bonnets, and even some pets dressed up as well.  Good weather – as is expected tomorrow – draws even more people…and zanier outfits.  But in addition to the Easter Parade, there are many other activities planned in the City, including a history and dessert tour of Greenwich Village, Easter Egg Hunts, Easter brunches and dinners, and even special Easter Egg programs at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan and the Brooklyn Children’s Museum.  Find your activity at http://gonyc.about.com/cs/holidays/a/easter.htm.  Happy Easter!

Feel free to leave a comment, and please come back – I write and post often!  And if you like what I have to say and how I say it, you’ll probably enjoy my novels as well.  They’re listed below, and you can read more about them on my improved website, designed and built by my son Don, http://www.randolphmase.com.  On my site, you’ll also find excerpts of my books that you can read – please check it out!

 

Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer

http://www.randolphmase.com

http://www.facebook.com/randolphmase

http://www.facebook.com/MatthewHoganMysteries

http://twitter.com/randolphmase

 

My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park

Death at The Cloisters

Death Inside Diamond Head (under construction)

Nathan Hale

A Creepy Island in New York!

March 23, 2018

About a mile off the Manhattan shore in the East River lies a little-known 22 acre island which has been abandoned for more than 50 years.  Called “one of New York’s spookiest and most forgotten places,” North Brother Island is inaccessible to most people because of red tape and police patrolling the East River due to the island’s proximity to Rikers Island Correctional Institute.  But you can take your own private tour at http://www.businessinsider.com/north-brother-island-photo-tour-2017-9/#this-small-aluminum-boat-was-our-ride-3.  Enjoy!

Feel free to leave a comment, and please come back – I write and post often!  And if you like what I have to say and how I say it, you’ll probably enjoy my novels as well.  They’re listed below, and you can read more about them on my improved website, designed and built by my son Don, http://www.randolphmase.com.  On my site, you’ll also find excerpts of my books that you can read – please check it out!

 

Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer

http://www.randolphmase.com

http://www.facebook.com/randolphmase

http://www.facebook.com/MatthewHoganMysteries

http://twitter.com/randolphmase

 

My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park

Death at The Cloisters

Death Inside Diamond Head (under construction)

Nathan Hale

I Can’t Believe I Missed National Pi Day!

March 15, 2018

It seems that there’s a month, week, or day to celebrate or commemorate most things on the face of this planet, doesn’t it?  Months such as Oatmeal Month, weeks such as Cuckoo Dancing Week, and days such as Drinking Straw Day.  But I missed one; I heard that National Pi Day was just yesterday!

Pi (Greek letter “π”) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant; the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter.  Evidently, it’s celebrated by mathematicians and geeks as an irrational and transcendental number, and reportedly has been calculated to over one trillion digits beyond its decimal point.

I just can’t believe I missed it.  What are the chances of that happening?  Probably about 3.14159…

Feel free to leave a comment, and please come back – I write and post often!  And if you like what I have to say and how I say it, you’ll probably enjoy my novels as well.  They’re listed below, and you can read more about them on my improved website, designed and built by my son Don, http://www.randolphmase.com.  On my site, you’ll also find excerpts of my books that you can read – please check it out!

 

Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer

http://www.randolphmase.com

http://www.facebook.com/randolphmase

http://www.facebook.com/MatthewHoganMysteries

http://twitter.com/randolphmase

 

My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park

Death at The Cloisters

Death Inside Diamond Head (under construction)

Nathan Hale

Can You Speak New York?

March 7, 2018

I’m not talking about saying New Yawk, cawfee, or “You tawkin’ to me?”   I mean the efficient, abbreviation-loaded language that many New Yorkers use, such as the BQE or Dumbo (not the elephant).  Check your knowledge at https://www.nycgo.com/articles/nyc-glossary?cid=email_tinyc_201711015.

Feel free to leave a comment, and please come back – I write and post often!  And if you like what I have to say and how I say it, you’ll probably enjoy my novels as well.  They’re listed below, and you can read more about them on my improved website, designed and built by my son Don, http://www.randolphmase.com.  On my site, you’ll also find excerpts of my books that you can read – please check it out!

 

Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer

http://www.randolphmase.com

http://www.facebook.com/randolphmase

http://www.facebook.com/MatthewHoganMysteries

http://twitter.com/randolphmase

 

My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park

Death at The Cloisters

Death Inside Diamond Head (under construction)

Nathan Hale

How Well Do You Know Broadway?

February 27, 2018

One of the categories on a recent Jeopardy! episode was “Broadway Musicals By Songs.”  Here are the answers; just come up with the correct question for each.  I’ll give those questions in a future post:

  1. “Rainbow Tour” & “Buenos Aires.”
  2. “Dawn (Go Away)” & “December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night).”
  3. “Ease on Down the Road” & “If You Believe.”
  4. “It Only Takes a Moment” & “Before the Parade Passes By.”
  5. “What’s Inside” & “What Baking Can Do.”

Feel free to leave a comment, and please come back – I write and post often!  And if you like what I have to say and how I say it, you’ll probably enjoy my novels as well.  They’re listed below, and you can read more about them on my improved website, designed and built by my son Don, http://www.randolphmase.com.  On my site, you’ll also find excerpts of my books that you can read – please check it out!

 

Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer

http://www.randolphmase.com

http://www.facebook.com/randolphmase

http://www.facebook.com/MatthewHoganMysteries

http://twitter.com/randolphmase

 

My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park

Death at The Cloisters

Death Inside Diamond Head (under construction)

Nathan Hale

Happy Presidents Day!

February 19, 2018

When I was a kid, I used to love February.  My birthday’s in this month, and we also celebrated two holidays – and had two days off from school – in February as well.  What kid wouldn’t love that?

We were off on February 12, Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday, and February 22, George Washington’s Birthday.  Then in the 1970s, some lawmakers had the wonderful idea to move the celebration of Washington’s Birthday to the third Monday in February, and in the following years Lincoln’s Birthday was dropped as a holiday and the new holiday became a celebration of all of our presidents.  It just seems strange that Presidents Day never falls on the actual birth date of George Washington (it’s always somewhere between February 15 and February 21).  And it’s also strange that only 4 of our 43 presidents were born in February.  But all I know is that we lost a day off from school…

Feel free to leave a comment, and please come back – I write and post often!  And if you like what I have to say and how I say it, you’ll probably enjoy my novels as well.  They’re listed below, and you can read more about them on my improved website, designed and built by my son Don, http://www.randolphmase.com.  On my site, you’ll also find excerpts of my books that you can read – please check it out!

 

Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer

http://www.randolphmase.com

http://www.facebook.com/randolphmase

http://www.facebook.com/MatthewHoganMysteries

http://twitter.com/randolphmase

 

My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park

Death at The Cloisters

Death Inside Diamond Head (under construction)

Nathan Hale

Questions to How Well Do You Know Broadway?

February 10, 2018

 

Here are the questions to the Jeopardy! answers in the category “Broadway Composers” I posted last month:

  1. “Love Never Dies,” Andrew Lloyd Webber’s sequel to this show, moves the action from Paris to Coney Island. – What is “Phantom of the Opera?”
  2. That’s Lerner standing, so that muist be him at the piano. – Who is Loewe?
  3. Jerry Herman turned down every project for 6 months until he was finally asked to adapt this film about 2 gay men. – What is “La Cage aux Folles?”
  4. He composed the music for Oklahoma’s state song. – Who is Rodgers?
  5. Playing an early version of one of his songs from “Avenue Q” helped him woo future “Frozen” partner Kristen Anderson. – Who is Lopez?

I’m back to my typical performance in musicals; I got only one correct.  How did you do?

Feel free to leave a comment, and please come back – I write and post often!  And if you like what I have to say and how I say it, you’ll probably enjoy my novels as well.  They’re listed below, and you can read more about them on my improved website, designed and built by my son Don, http://www.randolphmase.com.  On my site, you’ll also find excerpts of my books that you can read – please check it out!

 

Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer

http://www.randolphmase.com

http://www.facebook.com/randolphmase

http://www.facebook.com/MatthewHoganMysteries

http://twitter.com/randolphmase

 

My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park

Death at The Cloisters

Death Inside Diamond Head (under construction)

Nathan Hale


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