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Al'z Well at the Nursing Home

Congratulations to me, as I spotted the worst attempt at branding in the history of locally produced television commercials.

The shot below comes from a TV commercial for Ruby Weston Manor, an assisted-living facility in East New York.


And the photo can't begin to convey the creepily serene voice that invited us to send our loved ones to stay with good ol' Al (once good ol' Al had come to stay).

Posted by Charles Star on 02/15/2008 | Permalink | Comments (6)

Tonight!: Adult Ed presents "Animals & Sin"

FebruaryemailUPDATE: Time Out NY named Adult Ed the "Best of the Day" in the About Town section, and The Onion A.V. Club called Adult Education "both informative and thoroughly entertaining."


Our second Adult Education show is coming up this Tuesday. The topic this time: Animals and Sin.

For those new to our series, Adult Ed is our new monthly lecture series devoted to making useless
knowledge somewhat less useless. Each month is devoted to a given theme, and 4 speakers will address some aspect of that theme using visual aids.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Union Hall in Park Slope
702 Union St. @ 5th Ave
8 pm  - $5

Tonight's lineup:

Mikki Halpin: Sexual Violence in the Domestic Pug
Jeffrey Kastner: A Brief History of Animals on Trial
Carrie McLaren: The Legacy of W. N. Kellogg's The Ape and the Child
Charles Star: The Quest to Develop Kosher Bacon

Daniel Radosh was scheduled to speak but, alas, had to go out of town. He will be missed. Stay Free's own Charles Star will be presenting his talk in his stead (along with sharing his notes on masturbation, sodomy, necrophilia, and group sex in the animal kingdom).

RELATED: Time Out NY story on Adult Education.

Posted by carrie on 02/08/2008 | Permalink | Comments (0)