In a civilization long ago, Trump married Twitter. And like many couplings in today’s pandemic world, they might be torn asunder.
In the planning stage — already known to the president of the United States, commander in chief of the Armed Forces, leader of the free world — is another brand-new, so far not yet established similar Internet social system.
It’s to be a brand-new type Twitter hitter competitter. No newfangled restrictions. A conservative network’s the brains and bucks behind it. They’re thinking could be his actual voice. I’ve heard it’s people who know Donald and that people have already spoken to his people.
More to be told. But not now. Being told now is it’s in its baby stages, not yet ready for prime time and I should shut my mouth and my computer.
Around the globe …
The Maldives’ Soneva Fushi resort, a fave of Gwyneth Paltrow — who honeymooned there with Brad Falchuk and consciously uncoupled ex-husband, Chris Martin, plus some kids — and Alan Cumming, is doing COVID-19 tests on arrival plus a private sea-plane to their mosquito-free island.
Ireland’s 13th-century Ashford Castle will open mid-July. It kept two caretakers, who now sleep in one of the 13-foot-ceiling Victorian suites. Their temporary chief duty? Daily flushing of the property’s 126 toilets.
And tired of quarantine pajamas? Harrods reopens the 15th, guaranteeing “footfall monitoring technology to limit the number of shoppers.” Footfall monitoring means automatically discounting a number of entrants. Who knows how? Maybe a moat with crocodiles. And from Dublin: Young folks arriving at a pub. On horseback.
Can you see?
History. Baltimore Patriot newspaper’s first ever publication of what would be “The Star Spangled Banner” is an 1814 edition. Three historic prints exist — and this is the first ever to be offered up. The Christie’s auction will accept online bids from today through June 18.
Christie’s: “The anthem was written at a low point for our new nation. The War of 1812. The British had captured Washington, burned the White House (then the Presidential Mansion) and the Capitol. Their next attack was a hotbed of American pro-war sentiment — Baltimore.”
Estimate: $300,000 to $500,000.
Anyone remember Roseanne lowering the Barr for our anthem’s worst ever rendition? July 25, 1990. Baseball’s San Diego Padres versus Cincinnati Reds. Jack Murphy Stadium. Roseanne in a crappy open-neck white shirt. Screeching. Off-key. If Rosie’s the buyer, Christie’s will throw in voice lessons. —
Please pay attention
On my cellphone: “Let’s put Joe Biden in a nursing home with a mockup of the Oval Office and tell him he won. He’ll be fine” … And: A photo of a guy in a facemask. The facemask is a pink bra. Our country tis of wheee … The economy. The pandemic. The unemployment. The hunger. The riots. The whateverthehell.
Car thefts are on the uptick. Fancy ones. Nobody’s hustling 5-year-old dented Hondas. The big lift is in upscale upstate upper-income towns. Moneyed weekenders whiz up in shiny new Escalades, BMWs. Robbers’ routine is to go shopping 5 a.m. A car’s outside, in a driveway, often unlocked. A quick disable to the GPS and bye-bye. Masked, gloved, bundled up, the thieves can’t be recognized and can’t be nailed.
They’ve even traded up. Dumped one they’d grabbed for a fancier model in another neighbor’s driveway. It’s abandon the first pick and hop into the second.
Happened in Westport. Happened in Pawling. Just telling you.
Husband: “Sex is the driving force of marriage.” Wife: “Get directions.”
Only in New York, kids, only in New York.
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