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Wednesday, January 09, 2021

Imagine a remake of everybody’s favorite comedy, Weekend at Bernie’s, only instead of the beach, it’s set in Hell’s Kitchen, and instead of a couple of bushy-tailed go-getters finding their boss dead at his house, it’s a couple of senior-citizen heroin junkies looking for one last score from their just-deceased “vein brother”.

Lights, camera… action:

After [Virgilio “Fox”] Cintron recently died, [Jimmy] O’Hare, 65, and another friend, David Daloia, also 65, whose last known address was in Queens, tried, without success, to cash a Social Security check of Mr. Cintron’s, the police say. They realized that they needed their dead buddy’s help.

So on Tuesday afternoon, the police say, they dressed Mr. Cintron’s corpse, carried him down a flight of stairs and heaved his body into a computer chair with wheels. Outside, they rolled him over the uneven sidewalk, pulling the chair toward Pay-O-Matic, a check-cashing shop on Ninth Avenue.

Just think, I was only a couple of blocks away, trudging down the street, when all this was going down. I really need to develop a better radar for this sort of weirdness.

by Costa Tsiokos, Wed 01/09/2021 11:40:17 PM
Category: Comedy, New Yorkin', True Crime
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Somehow, I’ve gone this long before encountering this bit of corporate-speak:

bio break - n., a short halt to a business meeting for the purpose of giving attendees a chance to use the restroom.

I was given this as the reason for a late start to a recent client conference call, and had to ask for clarification. It verged on too much information, which I guess is why it was conjured up in the first place.

by Costa Tsiokos, Wed 01/09/2021 11:10:12 PM
Category: Wordsmithing
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