November 14, 2003
Artie and I are celebrating our 19th wedding anniversary today. We woke up
laughing this morning, and we've been laughing all day. Artie passed Part I
of an important exam today, so it's been a pretty up day for us. Except for
the $95 parking ticket, of course. But that's another story.
FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF PRETTY BIG NEWS
I'm going to be appearing on a new television show called "Antique Show and Sell" on the Metro Network. No, I don't know what number it is on your TV dial - that depends on your cable company. I'll give you the URL to the network's web site, and you can find out there. I do know that in Manhattan it's Channel 70. Anyway, the show will feature some familiar faces, people you may remember from Personal FX and Treasures In Your Home - Ronda Pierson, John Bruno and Suzy Anderson, for example. So, it will be like a family reunion. But wait! There's more: you can be on the show too. We need dozens of people. Here's how it works: you get to come on the show with items you'd like to have appraised and perhaps sell. Think how cool this will be. If you live in or near New York, or you're planning a visit, contact the show. This is a great time of year to visit New York, and the studio is located in midtown, near Pennsylvania Station, Times Square and Broadway Theaters, Rockefeller Center, the great museums, and just blocks away from major department stores like Macy's Herald Square and all the Fifth Avenue stores now unveiling their fabulous Christmas windows. You could combine an appearance on the show with a great performance by the Rockettes, or a great shopping spree. Best of all, you get to sell your item on TV and everyone who comes on the show gets a free gift! No, I don't know what it is, but I'm sure it's neat. If you're interested, please email ShowAndSell@metro.tv, or call 212-324-8721. For more information about the show and the network visit the web site at LINK
AT LEAST IT'S NOT IN CLEVELAND DEPARTMENT
Bet you didn't even know there's a Toy Hall of Fame. Perhaps you couldn't care less. Well, 26 toys have already been enshrined in the Hall of Fame during it's five years in existence. According to the Associated Press, "Toys in the hall need to have fostered learning and creativity for multiple generations." Former inductees include Barbie, Mr. Potato Head, and Play-Doh. I am sure that right now you are reflecting on the ways that Barbie and Play-Doh have fostered education. Barbie has taught us all that no one built that way can ever stand up without falling on her face, and Play-Doh has taught us never to eat anything just because it smells good. Anyway, this year's inductees are checkers and alphabet blocks. So king me.
OKAY, HERE'S ANOTHER ONE OF THOSE BRITISH "ARTIST" STORIES
To all Accumulators across the pond: please don't tell me you consider this person an artist. Please. One Mark McGowan, 37, has turned himself into an English breakfast. McGowan will appear in the window of House Gallery near his home in Camberwell, South London for 8 hours a day for the next 12 days. He will do this immersed in a bathtub full of baked beans with two french fries (okay, chips to you, Limies)up his nose, and 48 sausages wrapped around his head. He said: "We don't support our culture enough, so I thought I'd celebrate a part of it by turning myself into a traditional English breakfast." No word on whether, after having viewed this spectacle, anyone will ever be able to consume an English breakfast ever, ever again.
So, Accumulators, out to dinner I go with He Who Is The Light Of My Life. I
see a margarita in my future. Just one, of course. I don't want to make a
spectacle of myself. If I wanted to do that, I suppose I'd be sitting in a
tub full of bagels with light cream cheese and Starbuck's Double Skim Latte
right now. The American Breakfast, of course. Have a great week
Accumulators. Happy hunting!
© 2003 Judith Katz-Schwartz. All rights reserved.
Antiques and Collectibles Newsletter #232
U.S. Library of Congress
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