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05/28/2009 12:31 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

More Things to Ponder While Stuck in Traffic

  • How is it that the traffic report on your car radio is never about where you are stuck?

  • If you were looking for an actor to play President Andrew Jackson, wouldn't you consider casting Hugh Grant?

  • NY's venerable Rainbow Room opened during the last depression and closed because of this one.

  • Intending to do good is not justification for doing harm. Often, it's just self-serving.

  • Would "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" have been such a success if Marlon Brando had not originally turned the part of Butch down?

  • Bernie Madoff is the Anti-Mensch.

  • Do we really need another TV version of Dickens or Austen on PBS?

  • Perfection is limiting.

  • Curiosity may kill cats but it sure nurtures humans.

  • Obama bumper sticker: Action Begets Action.

  • When you get a manicure or pedicure, why are the workers all wearing protective masks and you're not?

  • With their new policy of charging over-weight players for two seats, will United Airlines have a sample seat in the security line that demands, "you must be able to fit in here" - so everyone can watch you try?

  • Is 'special interest' a political name for people who don't agree with you?

  • Isn't it time for Tom Hanks to play Elwood P. Dowd in Harvey?

  • "Everything is on the table" is a euphemism for "I have no idea what I'll do 'till the time comes."

  • People who wear the no-numbered Movado watch are never on-time.

  • Hard to picture: Mickey Rourke as The Scarlet Pimpernel A world without Post-its James Joyce on Twitter