December 7, 2013 - 12:40 PM
The Medaille Reindeer Run in Delaware Park this morning drew a big crowd -- of runners, and of cheerleaders.
This was our favorite cheerleading squad. Love the opaque sign on the left, and then the sign in the middle with the picture of the Metro Bus.
September 23, 2013 - 5:08 PM
Buzz has usually weighed in on the Buzz Blog long before now but the day got in the way.
It is Terribly Monday!
That phrase came from our Pilates teacher at the Buffalo Athletic Club. The class is only 45 minutes long but they pack a lot into it and today there was a lot of grunting and groaning, mostly on the part of the gentlemen. (Ladies tend to suffer in silence.)
The teacher described the day as terribly Monday! And later, when we were all lying on our mats like dead people, we were all quoting it to each other.
"It would make a great name for a band," one woman spoke up.
"I think so too," the teacher said.
Presenting ... Terribly Monday!
Luckily we hear it only once a week.
September 8, 2013 - 7:00 AM
Buzz's new friend "Doctor John" Bisci, voice of Club 747, passes along this picture of himself and his fellow disco DJs gathered for a charity reunion, the Hustle for a Cure Charity Event at First Niagara Center on Friday night.
Priceless! If this is not a clip-and-save picture Buzz does not know what is.
This explains Doctor John's stealth flight into Buffalo.
Thing like this do not happen by accident!
September 7, 2013 - 12:38 PM
Adding sparkle to this rainy Buffalo weekend is "Doctor" John Bisci, the DJ of the long-gone disco Club 747, immortalized in the above video. Bisci now lives and works in Las Vegas and he was in town on business.
Doctor John is not to be confused with the bluesman Dr. John! Originally, Bisci told Buzz, he worried when he was told to take that name, because the New Orleans bluesman already had it.
Then he reasoned that the musician Dr. John's real name is Mac Rebennack. In any case, Dr. John from New Orleans has been gracious and has never protested.
Bisci had to take a nickname, he said, because all the deejays back then had nicknames. There was Charles "Captain Disco" Anzalone, Charlie "CC" Cimino and someone else he mentioned to us who went by General Mills, hahahaha!
We liked how Bisci, who is now pretty dapper (he's at right, under the banner, in this pic)...
... sees the humor in the situation.
He said: "The first night I announced I was Doctor John, I was laughing so hard."
Because, unlike some of our public servants ... it tells the truth!
Buzz saw this sign on the wall of HSBC Center when we were on our way to Tim Horton's.
Ha, ha! we chortled.
Good luck with that!
We continued on to Tim Horton's where we noticed for the first time a new doughnut called the Cheeseburger. It looks like a cheeseburger but it tastes like chocolate.
Just what is needed on a Monday.
That trail can wait till tomorrow!
Scrawled on the walls of the ahem, fitting rooms of the Dick Road Amvets is, let us be honest, a lot of dreck. In its midst, though, we admired an oasis of high-minded ideals.
Got to love, especially, the Tolkien-quoting nerd, taking time out from Middle Earth, or whatever it is called.
We hope he scored a good haul!
Buffalo, the Other Red Meat!
Such is the siren song of Wild Idea Buffalo, which sells grass-fed buffalo meat. The company woos customers with pictures of bison meat smoldering on coals, dripping with juices. The price of beef is rising, Wild Idea Buffalo crows, and so hearty and heart-healthy buffalo is a bargain.
Their May Special is $17.95 a pound. And that's on sale! Kind of hefty if you ask us, and not enough to tempt us away from Scime's Sausage just yet.
Still, what a pleasure to see the words "Buffalo" and "healthy" in the same sentence!
Must be why they call themselves "Wild Idea."
The crowds of promenaders today at the Erie Basin Marina included this family of geese.
The geese purposefully walked a great length along the path -- at least from the Hatch to the battleship -- and didn't seem bothered at all by the people around them. But everyone stepped back to give them room.
Hahaaa... It is great how you can see the big birds' shadows.
Honk if you love geese!
April 23, 2013 - 12:40 PM
Unforgettable, this notice for Lance Diamond at Milkie's, the old Elmwood Lounge. Let us cut and paste:
CAN YOU SHAKE IT, SHAKE IT, SHAKE IT!!!!! THEN COME OUT TO MILKYS ON ELMWOOD THIS SATURDAY NIGHT APRIL 27th FOR A PARTY WITH LANCE DIAMOND AND HIS 24K DIAMOND BAND. 522 ELMWOOD AVE, BUFFALO NY . AND REMEMBER
LANCE GOES TILL 9 IN THE MORNING. 11pm SHOW TIME, $5.00 at the DOOR....
God love you, Lance, for sticking to that 11 p.m. start time after all these years! One gal we know who used to live in an apartment next door said you could set your clock by what time he went on, and what time he sang "Brick House."
And remember, Lance goes till 9 in the morning!