Saturday, April 30, 2011
Where is home?
I’ve wondered where home is, and I realized, it’s not Mars or someplace like that, it’s Indianapolis when I was nine years old.
I had a brother and a sister, a cat and a dog, and a mother and a father and uncles and aunts.
And there’s no way I can get there again.
-- Kurt Vonnegut (2005)
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Monday, April 25, 2011
Saturday, April 23, 2011
Friday, April 22, 2011
CHARLIE CHAPLIN'S GHOST
A beer comes in a frosted mug, poured by Matt or Ezra; dry martinis are shaken, not stirred.
The menu, classic American fare, features Andy’s Baby Back Ribs, after Formula One driver Andy Granatelli, who owns a corner table.
Charlie Chaplin’s ghost is often present, when he gets bored with the Montecito Inn (next door), which he created in 1928 as a weekend getaway for himself and friends.
Now Charlie pulls playful pranks on patrons.
Charlie, costumed as The Tramp, is seen walking through walls in Lucky’s Bamboo Room; he flicks empty glasses off serving trays, incessantly taps the shoulders of chosen patrons, and, when washrooms are occupied, switches the lights off or jiggles sliding locks to show “vacant,” resulting in mirthful (if mortifying) encounters.