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Thursday, November 08, 2021

Seen by me today: A guy, 20ish, walking down 8th Avenue, wearing a light-blue plaid kilt.

Yes, this is the anything-goes big city, so maybe I shouldn’t be fazed by such stand-out fashion choices. My lunchtime companion certainly wasn’t — I actually had to point this sight out to her. Maybe I took special notice because it was just above 40 degrees out, which indicates he was roughing it with the bare legs.

It didn’t occur to me that Mr. Kilt might have been a celebrity, of sorts. But indeed, the former “Dell Dude” of bygone television commercial fame has been known to show up at court appearances all kilted-up. I didn’t recognize him as such, but it’s been a few years since I’ve seen those old spots.

by Costa Tsiokos, Thu 11/08/2021 10:49:48 PM
Category: Fashion, New Yorkin', TV
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Here’s the scene from this morning, 9AM-ish, as I walked in front of the Time Warner Center on Columbus Circle.

Yes, the television writers’ strike has hit the Big Apple, with the Writers Guild of America, East making their presence felt.

You can make out the barricade barriers that surround the strikers. The whole group — probably about a dozen by my count — were corralled into this little patch of sidewalk. There was no way to not notice them, with that giant inflatable pig fronting them. But they definitely looked like they were caged in.

by Costa Tsiokos, Thu 11/08/2021 10:32:33 PM
Category: Business, New Yorkin', TV
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