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This will be the first time ever that a windmill has powered an entire downtown in the United States. As I am sure you know, several local developers, Harold Edison and Thomas Tesla approached the Village of East Hampton about buying the Hook Mill, the centerpiece of downtown since 1806, last year, and for a mahogany, a very hard wood, which will be lubricated with a special mix of silicone and oil, allowing them to operate very fast without overheating and with virtually no friction. The gears--which respond to the slightest breezes that might turn the sails-- are attached to the old shaft, which is in perfect condition and in no need of being replaced. Even a five-mile an hour puff of wind will be able to get the sails turning for five or six hours, even if there is no further wind at all. Such are the latest and most recent developments in the field of wind power. Underground, beneath the windmill--which has been raised up to the 10-foot height that you see today--are the batteries, generators and wires that will store and pump out the kilowatts to power the town. The first test of the project is scheduled for October 27, a Wednesday, when the tourist traffic in town is minimal, and when, if things go wrong, there will be the least damage to the (continued on page 14) Susan Galardi The Hook Mill, as it is, and as it was Dan Rattiner's second memoir, IN THE HAMPTONS TOO: Further Encounters with Farmers, Fishermen, Artists, Billionaires and Celebrities, is now available in hardcover wherever books are sold. The first memoir, IN THE HAMPTONS, published by Random House, is now available in paperback. variety of reasons, the Village agreed. "It was a good way to bring in money to bolster the sagging village budget," a spokesperson for the village said. "And it was for a good cause. Wind power. Something we have in abundance." 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In response, fellow South Forker Barbara Walters said she loves her colleagues, but that a walk out shouldn't have happened. * * * Known for his famous white parties, East Hampton's Diddy hosted a pink party last week benefiting 1 in 9: The Long Island Breast Cancer Action Coalition. * * * Mark Feuerstein, Paolo Costanzo, Reshma Shetty and other cast members of USA's "Royal Pains" filmed in Mattituck last week. Director and Executive Producer Michael Rauch worked with local business owners like the Love Lane Kitchen, the Country Pet and Love Lane Sweet Shoppe to make the quaint street look like Main Street, Southampton. * * * Amagansett's Alec Baldwin has signed on for (continued on page 20) "A comic roundelay of amorous ambitions and delusions. It's terribly touching, as well as entertaining. Allen treats the pervasive folly with bemused affection, as if to say it's a cosmic joke on a domestic scale." -Joe Morgenstern, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL BREAKING NEWS The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) granted approval for the assignment of the broadcast license of WLIU-88.3 (FM) from Long Island University to Peconic Public Broadcasting (PPB). The University and PPB anticipate closing the deal by early December. The station will have new call letters, but not until after the deal is complete. The frequency will remain 88.3 FM. "We are very excited by this news, said PPB President Wally Smith. "It marks another major milestone for PPB on its journey to becoming a fully independent, locally-owned public radio station serving Eastern Long Island and Southern Connecticut." "CRITICS' PICK! 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Inside the club were lifejackets, a few chairs and tables and a place where those who built it and their friends could socialize. Flapping out front at the top of a metal flagpole was the Yacht Club flag, probably something the group had sewn. It was rare that there were more than six people down there at any one time. Another six would be out there sailing. The winters were another matter. On days when the bay froze over, other local men, usually farmers, brought down on the back of trucks fast iceboats they had constructed in their garages and barns inland. On certain days (and I was down there as a reporter and photographer for Dan's Papers, slipping out onto the ice to cover this), the boats would zip along silently at nearly 30 miles an hour. What a thrilling thing that was. As for the "club" it would either be locked up or open, if the ice boaters got permission from the owner to use it to get out of the wind. Sometime around 1980, the property with the "yacht club" on it got sold to a developer. It was the hope of this developer to tear the building down and in its place put a mansion. But that never happened. Whether the plot was too small or there were too many restrictions, I do not know. But the fact is that sometime around 2000 the developer stopped paying taxes and the property was seized by the county, which gave it to Southampton Town. It is town land today, waterfront, with an abandoned and sagging Yacht Club building now surrounded by cattails and weeds. The old metal flagpole from which the flag flew is there too, but now leaning to the west. About four months ago, a group of people, probably the children of those down there so long ago, approached the town about letting them revive their "club." A lot has change in 50 years. Mecox Bay Lane, which is the name of this dead end street, is just a quarter mile to its dead end from where it branches off from Mecox Road. Back then the land on both sides was in potato fields. There were, at most, half a dozen homes on the road. Today, Mecox Bay Lane has about 50 homes on it, almost all of which are tucked in behind high hedgerows to insure privacy. The wide-open spaces that allowed you to see for miles are gone. Everybody, as they say, "has theirs." It's another world. (continued on next page) SHINING A LIGHT ON THE MOVIE STARS AT HIFF By Dan Rattiner The most fascinating thing about this year's Hampton International Film Festival was that all of the Hollywood players were actually here to meet and greet. Madonna was here, she said, to meet Darren Aronofsky, the director of The Wrestler and Requiem for a Dream. Aronofsky was here to see the premiere of his newest movie, Black Swan, starring Natalie Portman. Madonna said she had an idea for a project she wanted to talk to him about. Julian Schnabel, who produced and directed Miral, starring Freida Pinto, had planned to lead a small panel discussion but had to cancel at the last minute. Stanley Tucci had a panel discussion. All these people, and about 25,000 more, were in and out of the stores and eateries in our communities, enjoying our spectacular scenery and picturesque downtowns. Christie Brinkley went to see King of the Hamptons. The only controversy that came out of all this involved texting. The big shots obeyed the rules about no cell phones during the showing of the movies. But since texting wasn't mentioned, that went on, with the light from the cell phones annoying some of the other theatergoers in the darkness of the theatre. Harvey Weinstein was guilty of it. Alec Baldwin was too. People threw M & Ms at Baldwin and he finally got the message. One old timer said that the only people in the theatre allowed to shine flashlights should be ushers leading you to your seats. Of course there weren't any. Attempts were made to control the paparazzi but they were not always successful. Somebody important would cross the street, and as they did a herd of people with cameras flashing followed behind and, sometimes, right in front of them. (continued on page 14) Dan's Papers October 22, 2010 danshamptons.com Page 12 Yacht Club (continued from previous page) The dead end, at this point, is still a place where you can drag a boat into the bay. And if you look carefully, off to the left, you can see the yacht club, still standing, proudly, sort of. The town looked at this proposal, and for some reason, decided to consider it. Their reasoning involved a flaw. Here was a waterfront property owned by the people of the town. The town had no money to fix the place up. Here was a group that wanted to. If it didn't cost the town anything, why not? Well, why not? Because at the end of every day, the group that would get the license to run it would lock it up until morning, and then reopen it for the members who financed the repair of it. From the members' perspective, they would be restoring the proud tradition of the Yacht Club. From the taxpayers' perspective, they would be locked out of a town-owned property. That was the flaw. Needless to say, the people on Mecox Bay Lane, who are among the taxpayers, screamed bloody murder. But they seemed to miss the point. Most of the objections were built around the idea that restoring the days of yore would be illegal. Not enough parking. The wetlands desecrated. Trucks with boats on them going up and down their little lane. Better to have a sailing pavilion up on the bayside of Scott Cameron Beach down by the ocean in Mecox. That would be better. But not here. Over there. And you know what? It's an eyesore. Knock the building down. We can still launch boats at the dead end. That should be the end of it. Nobody else needs to know about it or use it, except us. The town to their credit, sort of, did try to wiggle around the basic flaw with the "Yacht Club" people. The Yacht Club would be a non-profit. It would offer sailing classes to the children of the town on a regular basis all summer. As for the "slips"--apparently the plan would include a dock with slips--the members would have them of course, but if one dropped out in one particular year the new members would be chosen by lottery from a waiting list. The model the Town Recreation Department was looking at was how you run a town-owned marina. In other words, it would still remain a private club. I went down there on Tuesday, October 15, at five in the afternoon at high tide to look around and tromp through the weeds to the clubhouse. Two things. One is that the weeds and cattails on the property really are not part of wetlands. They are on solid dry ground of what used to be front lawn. I think that is not a problem. As for flooding, there do not appear to be any watermarks on the little club building. And it's been there 50 years. As for "restoring" the little building, it's really a do-over. The foundations were wood and have rotted. The rest of it sort of leans a bit. It would be quite a stretch to make this be proper enough to pass code. Still, it could be done by simply doing the whole thing over. At today's prices, it would probably cost $40,000. The truth is that the Town owns this property. It is special, it's theirs and they should do something with it to benefit the people who own Fall Specials 631-537-0100 (Next Door To T.J. Maxx) Angel Tips Nail Spa Bridgehampton Commons, 2102 Montauk Hwy. Bridgehampton NY Gift Certificates Available With This Coupon 30 Minute Neck & Shoulder Massage (Mon-Wed) (Mon-Wed) 6 Exp. Oct Bikini & Full Leg (Mon-Wed) (Mon-Wed) Exp. 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My proposal is that the town restore the building as a sort of screened-in pavilion or teahouse that could be rented out for special events with a capacity not to exceed 15 people. It would be locked up after sunset. It would have no electricity, but electric lights brought in would be allowable. There would be a portable toilet on the lawn in the back. There would be a payphone. Anyone without a cell phone could make a phone call to the town, where a clerk would have, among their other duties, the job of keeping track of its rental use and who gets to use it when. There would be a charge to reserve it. Otherwise, anyone could sit in it during the daylight hours. There would be no need for employees, other than those going down there to keep it clean and maintain it--whose salaries would be paid by the fees for those reserving it. Alongside the pavilion, the town should build kayak and sunfish racks. The town could either rent out a place on a rack for a modest sum per year or just leave it all be and let it be first come first serve. People could padlock their sunfish and kayaks, or not. Of course, sailors could still haul boats down there both winter and summer. As for a sailing club, if a sailing instructor wanted to pay a fee to keep boats on the lawn and put a locker alongside for lifejackets etc., it could be just that much more income for the town. I propose that a foundation be created by private citizens to raise the small sums needed to make the initial restoration. There might be a fundraiser. This would not be a club. It would be something the public could enjoy. Here are lots of examples of various amenities already in place, large and small, that offer ideas on how this might be made to happen. On Sammy's Beach in East Hampton, the town provides racks for sunfish and kayaks to be kept while not gliding around on Three Mile Harbor. In Maidstone Park, there are several open pavilions for public use, which the public can reserve from time to time by calling a town clerk. In East Hampton Village, there is a duck pond on David's Lane, an upscale residential street. There is parking there only for four cars. Parents can take their kids there to walk the trails around this natural pond and observe nature, or feed the ducks that are in it. In Southampton, the Village has benches and seating facing the water in and adjacent to the Lake Agawam Park War Memorial. In Bridgehampton, you can reserve the Bridgehampton Community House for a day for about $650. Just call Southampton Town and they will connect you to someone who will take (continued on page 19) 1267362 Dan's Papers October 22, 2010 danshamptons.com Page 13 1323299 Dan's Papers October 22, 2010 danshamptons.com Page 14 Milestone (continued from page 9) town. In anticipation of that, several things were installed on the site just this past week. Strong, flexible, aluminum and rubber "suspenders" were attached to the top of the mill and then to stakes that go into the ground on all sides. This is to prevent the mill from leaving the ground when it is turned on. It will shake. But it will not be able to move. Secondly, a split rail fence was put up just last week surrounding the mill to keep dogs and small children from getting too near. When the mill is started up and the first winds come, the sails will be turning so fast as to be invisible to the naked eye. A person or animal could be severely injured by inadvertently walking into these sails. And so we have the split rail fence to keep everybody out. The sails themselves will be attached during the next two weeks. At the present time, they are receiving their final touches at the Brookhaven National Lab up the island which has taken a serious interest in this project and which has won the bid to get them ready. The wood for the sail frames, I am told, is to be made of a secret combination of PVC plastic, PVP pressed wood and aluminum to give the lightest, fastest reaction possible to wind. The bid for the sails themselves was won by the America's Cup sailing team Alinghi from Switzerland. Some of their sails will be carefully cut to size, sent over on a Virgin Air charter and then 75 We invite you to come discover & enjoy our new restaurant & lounge. With an art show by artist Chris Brown. Our charismatic team will make this your favorite destination. We are open year round 7 Days a week for; Lunch 10:30 to 4:30 � Dinner 4:30 to 10:30 MAIN ZACH ERDEM PRESENTS attached at the Brookhaven Lab for transport to the mill. Further information is not available at this time, but as the date of the test is firmed up, citizens will be informed so they might stay at home in the basements of their houses during the first tests. Edison and Tesla, the co-partners in Hook Mill Light and Power, point out that even if the test shows that this single windmill cannot power the entire downtown, it will still make enough power to be a backup generator with its underground batteries able to provide power for the whole downtown during LIPA blackouts. So that's something. Further windmill power projects are scheduled for Bridgehampton, Southampton and Shelter Island. Attempts to hook up with the Village of Sag Harbor however were a failure when it was found out that the windmill down by Long Wharf is just a fake. Please watch this space for further developments. 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Southampton 1267268 All in all, the festival is an exciting time and it is fair to say that as the Hamptons Classic Horse Show has moved up to the front ranks of horse shows, so has the Hamptons International Film Festival in its category. The atmosphere during the film festival seemed to be dominated by deal making, amusement and showmanship. It put me in mind of the second of the Hampton Film Festivals back in the 1990s. On the Saturday of that festival, a woman on a bicycle showed up and spent much of the day biking up and down Main Street. She wore the skimpiest of bikinis. Spangles glittered all over her body. And on her back were butterfly wings that could flap in time to her pedaling. As I recall, it was a promotion for a short film about butterflies. The town police by the end of the day decided to pack her up and send her biking out of town. She was last seen fluttering west down the Montauk Highway toward Bridgehampton. Oddly, the signature event of the Film Festival didn't occur in the Hamptons, at all, or even in New York City. On the Monday of the festival, down in Philadelphia, a man whipped off all his clothes and ran around for a few moments naked except for a pair of sneakers about 15 feet from where President Obama was giving a speech to some young people. It was all caught on videotape, which was sort of the idea. You can see pieces of it on Youtube. The man, a fellow named Juan J. Rodriguez, shouted the word "battlecam.com" six times very loudly, then fell to his knees and put his hands behind his head to await arrest. "I just hoped I wouldn't get shot or lasered," he told reporters later when the Secret Service came trotting over. (continued on page 26) Dan's Papers October 22, 2010 danshamptons.com Page 15 Mimics in the Wild Pretending to be Someone Else Can Get You What You Want By Dan Rattiner One of the more interesting things I have noticed in all the years I have been monitoring the rich and famous in the Hamptons is just how cute, loveable and smart many of them seem to be. It's not an act, or at least it's not a conscious act. What I have concluded is that ugly, dumb and nasty doesn't make it on the road to success. Good looking, dumb and nasty doesn't either, but it's a little better, and so forth and so on. Eventually you come to cute, smart and loveable. And it is those people who attract others to come around them and provide a support system for them. Bingo! Success follows. I should note as a kind of asterisk that separate from all of this often comes craftiness, particularly in the financial world. It's not the greatest trait there is. But if it comes with cute, smart and loveable, they get what they want and sometimes you don't but that's okay. It's still nice to be around cute, smart and loveable. So you forgive it. I should write a book about this. Recently, I read an article about how this plays out in nature. It's really fascinating. And it does remind me of some of the relationships I have had with girlfriends over the years. If I'd only known then what I know now after reading this article, well, but I digress. So here's the thing. It was about a year ago, and a bunch of anthropologists were in a rainforest in Brazil observing through field glasses a bunch of small dark monkeys known as tamarins who were eating some figs high up in a fig tree. They were up there munching away when both the monkeys and the anthropologists heard the unmistakable sound, a sort of clicking sound, being vocalized by one or more adolescent tamarins moving along the ground. What were they doing down there instead of high up safe in the trees, the tamarins asked themselves. One of the adult monkeys began sniffing the air, anoth(continued on page 18) WAS MISSING MAN ON HIS WAY HERE ? By David Lion Rattiner This story really just can't get any stranger. A man in Michigan has completely disappeared. By all accounts, David Widlak seems like an American success story. He is the President of Community Central Bank, he is a member of a private club in Michigan's Macomb County, and by most standards, is considered a wealthy man. And there is an East Hampton connection. The story begins on September 19, when Widlak just disappeared from his office in Mount Clemens, Michigan. Fox News in Detroit reported that his office had been ransacked, but nobody could tell if it was he who had taken everything from it, or if it was somebody else. Even odder about the whole incident, police officers in the Macomb County Sheriff's Office have been in touch with East Hampton Town Police because one of the last things that Widlak searched for on his Apple iPad was the Maidstone Club in the Village of East Hampton. According to a spokesperson at the Maidstone Club, nobody remembers ever speaking with a Mr. Widlak, and nobody has any record of him being there, other than a call he placed to the club that did not provide any new information on his whereabouts. How he was discovered missing was very interesting. Police got a 911 call from a maintenance person after he noticed Widlak's car parked at his office building overnight, and when he went inside to say hello, he found Widlak's office to be a complete mess. Widlak didn't seem to have any major problems. The bank he worked for had a zero star rating, but was apparently working through the recession. Another possible connection to his disappearance was a lawsuit that had nothing to do with the bank he works for, but rather, happened at the time he was a conservator for Elizabeth Cerget, who was found dead in her garbage filled home in 2008. Widlak was an attorney back then, and is alleged to have borrowed about $150,000 from Cerget's estate when he was her conservator to invest in a computer warranty business that went belly up. The investigation continues, and now, three weeks later, there is more news. The family of David Widlak has offered a reward to anybody who can help them find him. The reward is $10,000 but no substantial information has come in since that was announced. The bank has also publicly stated that David Widlak is "Still their CEO," and stressed that he has only been missing for three weeks and that nothing has been finalized yet on whether he is alive or dead. 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When you consider that particularly illegal Hispanic immigrants in America have only limited access to good health care, you have to wonder. Theories abound. One theory is that recent Hispanic immigrants must have come from a healthier stock than others from Latin America to make the arduous journey here. An estimated 20% of the total number of Hispanic immigrants are believed to have come here illegally and are therefore hoping to remain in the shadows. Illegals will do almost anything not to be noticed. Several winters ago, one of them drove a car off an icy road in East Hampton near my home and into the bay. I saw it splash in from my window, called 911 and ran down to help. Others were already there. But the female driver was almost refusing to allow herself to be rescued from her sinking car. No problem, she kept saying. I go home now. I fix this. We finally got her out to safety. Illegal immigrants, hoping to not be noticed, are in constant danger from things the rest of us take for granted. On the other hand, it also means they will do almost anything to stay out of trouble. No driving while intoxicated, no drug dealing, no burglarizing, no public drinking displays. These immigrants are just so happy to be in America. And they don't want to screw it up. There are exceptions of course. But it's a fact that here on eastern Long Island where we have plenty of illegal Hispanic immigrants as well legal Hispanic immigrants, the police report lower crime rates. Criminals have shorter average lifespans. Also, Hispanics work hard, often outdoors, and they come from a land where people eat (continued on page 24) SAG HARBOR WILL MISS JOE SCHIAVONI By T.J. Clemente The death of Joe Schiavoni, born in the teeth of the great depression in 1931 in Sag Harbor, is the turning of yet another page of local history. All over that town, the stories of his humanness, his charity, his levity and his determination to keep Sag Harbor the gem that it is, are ringing around town like church bells. The town grocer's son who grew to become the amicable town grocer himself now leaves his sons, Michael and Andrew to that role. But the story of Joe Schiavoni perhaps parallels many of the changes the village of Sag Harbor endured. His quiet, strong behind-the-scenes work helped save Sag Harbor long before it became fashionable. The Schiavoni family now well into its fifth generation living in Sag Harbor is yet another example of the settling power of roots in a community. There were no quick fix get rich and move out of town aspirations but instead quite the opposite. The family serves on the historic board, chamber of commerce, church associations, volunteer fire department, village government and many other forums of community service. Joe himself many years back was even involved with cub scouting. Those of Sag Harbor know the good of their own, they know the real quality neighbor and on that score Joe Schiavoni leaves this earth in the highest regard. In the middle of a tough campaign season incumbent New York State Assemblyman Fred Thiele took the time to talk about Joe Schiavoni. "Joe Schiavoni was a community treasure. He and his brother John built their local market into a Sag Harbor institution, always serving the community with a smile. Schiavoni's Market is a major part of the special character of Sag Harbor. I will never forget the kindness that both Joe and John showed to my family, and in particular my mother. After my father's unexpected death in 1982, Joe hired my Mom to run the Deli Department where she worked for many years. It was a job she enjoyed and cherished in her later years. Joe and John made my Mom feel like a member of the family." And that's because the family was and is Sag (continued on page 26) Dan's Papers October 22, 2010 danshamptons.com Page 18 Mimics (continued from page 15) er started moving around to find them. They'd have to go down and get them But from afar, the anthropologists saw that the sounds being made were not coming from some adolescent tamarins in need of being corrected, but from a 40-pound cat, an ocelot, who was trying to lure one or more tamarins toward him so he could attack and eat them. The anthropologists stirred when they saw the cat. And then, so did one of the male tamarins. He let out a shriek and the whole lot of these monkeys took off and got away to safety. One of the anthropologists, Fabio Rohe of the Wildlife Conservation Society, turned to some of the others and said "I think we have just seen something akin to the discovery of animals using tools. We have to write this down." They did. And, a month later, what they wrote appeared in the scientific journal Neotropical Primates, which has prompted, over the last six months, many other scientists from many other fields of study to write up similar behaviors. In the ant world, the workers are busy every hour of the day building things for their queen, but when they slow down, the queen gets them going again by rubbing one of her mandibles up and down along her ridged thorax. It makes a kind of rhythmic marching sound, something like castanets, and it excites the worker ants and gets them all charged up to work faster. There is an octopus that lives on the sea floor in the South Pacific who is able to change color to CAMPO BROTHERS JAMESPORT MODEL* 2400 S.F. FROM $250,000 ON YOUR LAND CUSTOM HOMES 45 YEARS EXPERIENCE OVER 2,000 HOMES BUILT * 10 MODELS TO CHOOSE FROM INCLUDES: 4 BR, 2 1/2 BA, GRANITE KITCHEN,A/C, OAK FLOORS, FIREPLACE, WHIRLPOOL TUB & MORE! 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There's a kind of chittering sound that an adult female cockroach makes to induce a male cockroach to spread its wings--revealing all sorts of protein and honey goodies he has collected under them. He gives this stuff to her, of course. This has been known a while. But what's now been seen is baby cockroaches, who normally make a much higher pitched chittering sound, making the lower sound of an adult female in order to get the male to give up the goodies. "Whatever works," as my kids used to say when they were little. So I don't know what the moral of this tale is, except to say that if you meet the beautiful, loveable and smart Martha Stewart or somebody like her, well, whatever happens, you'll forgive her. I guess it's better than the alternative, which is when dumb, ugly and nasty comes in, whacks you over the head with a two by four, and makes off with the stuff while you sit there horrified. 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He also owned an old revolver that was kept in his home in Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan. According to his family, he was going to sell it or give the gun away, but none of the family members know where the old gun is. Police have stated that the family has been very cooperative in the case. A financial review of the bank's books is currently underway by a firm named Plante & Moran PLLC, and so far they have not found anything unusual. There are three scenarios that police are considering. 1. He committed suicide. 2. He was murdered. 3. He is deliberately in hiding. Have you seen this man? Maybe he's on his way here to join the Maidstone Club. Dan's Papers October 22, 2010 danshamptons.com Page 19 TWENTY SOMETHING by David Lion Rattiner RESTORED TO SANITY On everybody's mind right now is Jon Stewart's rally to restore sanity on October 30 at the National Mall in Washington D.C. Even Oprah has gotten in on the action, and I want to go. Love him or hate him, Jon Stewart is sending a pretty clear message, "Be sane." Stewart's website explains it best: "I'm mad as hell, and I'm not going to take it anymore! "Who among us has not wanted to open their window and shout that at the top of their lungs? "Seriously, who? "Because we're looking for those people. We're looking for the people who think shouting is annoying, counterproductive, and terrible for your throat; who feel that the loudest voices shouldn't be the only ones that get heard; and who believe that the only time it's appropriate to draw a Hitler mustache on someone is when that person is actually Hitler. Or Charlie Chaplin in certain roles. "Are you one of those people? Excellent. Then we'd like you to join us in Washington, D.C. on October 30--a date of no significance whatsoever--at "The Daily Show's" `Rally to Restore Sanity.' "Ours is a rally for the people who've been too busy to go to rallies, who actually have lives and families and jobs (or are looking for jobs)--not so much the Silent Majority as the Busy Majority. If we had to sum up the political view of our participants in a single sentence... we couldn't. That's sort of the point." I'm a big fan of "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," and he has become something of a media and political watch dog. He calls it like he sees it and today, almost nobody does that. Jon Stewart, who quietly vacations in his home in North Haven, has become such a wild success that he has drawn the attention of every politician and media outlet in the country. He's done all of this behind his Comedy Central television show that's as ironic as it is powerful. I didn't think much of this rally when I first heard about it, but the more I thought about it, the more I realized that this is exactly what a lot of us need. We need to be reminded that there are a lot of people out there who are thoughtful, and don't take sides immediately based on what party they consider themselves to be a member of, whether it is Independent, Republican or Democrat. And I think that this is what this rally is all about. It's about reminding everybody that we're going to disagree with each other on things, but that doesn't mean that outrageous antics that are acceptable as of late are going to continue to be the norm. I think that Jon Stewart is doing everything he can to try and change that, no matter how hopeless it seems sometimes, and even though those outrageous political and media antics are the source of his comedy and what has made him a star. Yacht Club (continued from page 12) care of this. In Springs, a private home on SpringsFireplace Road is now a very low-key museum to Jackson Pollock. It was his home back in the 1940s and 1950s. People can come there by appointment only. It is open a few hours a week. It is run by a foundation that is part of Stony Brook University. It does not seem to disturb the residential community around it much. The Southampton Town Board should grow up. They own this amenity. They should make it into something very small, little known, but special for those who do know about it. I think it can be done without costing the taxpayers a dime, as described above. I am neither in favor of giving it away as a private club or having it be hidden away because the local residents do not want anybody at the end of the public road down there. The NEW CUSTOMERS $ Per Gallon on First Fill Heat is On! 1.99 Free Safety Inspection Included Offer For New Customers Customer Owned Tanks Only Automatic Delivery Required Subject to Credit Approval Some Restrictions Apply Limited Time Offer Mantis TM An Attractive New Heating Solution From Pulver Gas The efficiency of a 90-plus furnace and the aesthetics of a modern fireplace rolled into stunning package. 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There's also an acorn shaped rug in front of the sink. Don't stand on it. Stand next to it and lean over if you have to look in the mirror. There's new potpourri on the back of the toilet, don't throw used matches in it and set it on fire like last year." "Lois, if I built you a second bathroom, could you designate it as a generic, user friendly zone that I could use anytime and use anything in it without fear of breaching that invisible clause in the marriage contract that says, `and I swear never to touch guest towels, or anything designed for guests, even though the guests know better than to touch the guest stuff?'" "Are you serious? I've been begging for a second bathroom for years, why is it okay now?" "Well, Lois my sweet, my huggy buggy bear... I have a surprise for you too. Brace yourself." "Let me grab the counter. Okay, I'm braced." "I had a special talk with the new doc today. We had the `little blue pill talk' and he gave me samples..." "I didn't ask you to have the `little blue pill talk' with him, our marriage is good, we don't need to worry about anything." "Maybe for you, but haven't you ...missed me?" "Yes, um, sure, absolutely." "You don't sound very happy, Lois, I thought you'd be thrilled." "Thrilled, that was the exact word I was looking for, thrilled. Yes, I am thrilled, can't wait to be more thrilled in fact." "And the thrill can last for up to four hours." "I'll kill you." "What?" "I said, will you? I mean, four hours, geez... that's like a whole afternoon. A contractor could frame out a new bathroom in an afternoon. So how many pills did you get?" "Six. I can take them as long as I don't develop high blood pressure." "I see. Well Brian, you call a contractor while I make dinner and later tonight we'll give those blue pills a test run." "Wait a minute, I didn't say it was definite about a new bathroom." "But why wait? Let's live on the edge for once, and spend some money on something we've always wanted, a second bathroom. And I promise never to decorate it. Just you, four walls and a shelf for newspapers. We'll paint it blue to match the little pill." "I guess it wouldn't hurt to get an estimate. What are you making for dinner?" "Lasagna with extra cheese and extra sausage, asparagus with hollandaise sauce, and cheesecake for dessert." "Perfect! Just don't give me anything that will raise my blood pressure." "Of course not. I'll just record `Burn Notice' and all my HGTV shows tonight." "There you go... sex trumps HGTV any day." "I'll warm you up some fried chicken while you wait for dinner, honey." South O' (continued from page 10) 1267270 Men in Black 3. He'll reportedly play a 1969 MIB boss. Filming begins next month. * * * The Last Play at Shea, a documentary about The New York Mets and Sag Harbor's Billy Joel, had a one-night-only showing on 120 movie screens this week. The film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, and was shown as part of Guild Hall's SummerDocs series. * * * Hamptons resident Christie Brinkley was the first guest on "The Talk," a new CBS show hosted by Sharon Osbourne, Sara Gilbert, (continued on page 22) Dan's Papers October 22, 2010 danshamptons.com Page 21 ice, which had shut down at 11:05 p.m., was restored by 12:10 a.m. All massages given at all platforms by these massage firms and any others that might also come in have been suspended until further notice. COMMISSIONER ASPINALL'S MESSAGE It is very rare that we have a physical confrontation on our subway system and we certainly regret this one. The subway platforms have been free of masseurs and masseuses for 20 hours before the new troubles began. Since then, for the last four days, we have kept them at bay and we plan to keep it that way. We regret this behavior. Remember, as far as masseuses and masseurs are concerned, if you see something, say something. Subway police are now everywhere and they will not be hard to find. By Dan Rattiner Week of October 22-28, 2010 Riders this week: 7,411 Rider miles this week: 68,443 DOWN IN THE TUBE Chevy Chase and Jon Stewart were seen riding the subway reading Dan's Papers between East Hampton and Amagansett last Thursday afternoon at 4 p.m. Neither was smiling. But so what? COMMISSIONER SUGGESTED AS POSSIBLE LT. GOV. ON PALADINO TICKET With just two weeks to go before Election Day, Carl Pasquale Paladino, the Republican nominee for Governor, mentioned in a speech he gave at the Utica Auditorium that he might like to see Subway Commissioner Bill Aspinall on his ticket as Lieutenant Governor. That he already has a Lieutenant Governor on the ticket seems to have been jiggled from his memory. Here's what he said about his pal Bill. "To paraphrase Mussolini, the beloved and popular Italian dictator, they said about him `at least he makes the subway run on time.'" When reminded that Greg Edwards was on his ticket as Lieutenant Governor candidate, he had this to say. "I'm gonna hit him with a baseball bat." CARRY-ON POLICY Remember that all passengers on the subway system are allowed one carry-on and then one small pocketbook or canvas bag or in the case of young men, fashionable mail bags. Containers bigger than 10 by 15 feet by eight are not allowed on at any time. That's the max. Anything gift-wrapped or in a plastic shopping bag does not count in the total. All other extra carry-ons are charged at the rate of $2 each. 26 EMPLOYEES OF 2 MASSAGE FIRMS ARRESTED ON SUBWAY PLATFORMS FOR SECOND STRAIGHT DAY Fistfights broke out on every platform on the Hampton Subway System when two different companies that both believed they had the exclusive franchise for offering quickie 10minute massages to straphangers on all the platforms clashed for the second straight day. The lengthy skirmish this time began about 11 p.m. and by 11:30 p.m. the police arrived every- where. 26 people were arrested on 9 platforms, including 17 employees of the 2 services, Walk by Karen and Yuki Yaki Oriental Massage, 4 were customers and 5 were passersby. Service was delayed while 11 massage mats were removed from the third rail. Also removed, though not from the third rail were 64 bottles of rubbing oil, 11 towels and 2 portable credit card swipe machines. 1 police officer was injured when kicked in the groin, but after being taken to the hospital subsequently released. The serv- INDIGO UNCORKED. INDIGO WINE AND SPIRITS TOURS AND NIGHTLY REGIONAL WINE EVENTS Featuring a different best of the East End vineyard each week. Bistro 72's seasonally-inspired dinner with wine pairings from the featured vineyard nightly. On Friday evening enjoy wine specials at the bar. Saturday's take Indigo's Wine and Spirits Tour and stay for our after-party. 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To plan your chic vineyard escape call 631.369.2200 1830 WEST MAIN STREET, ROUTE 25, RIVERHEAD, NY 11901 INDIGOEASTEND.COM | 631.369.2200 Schedule and Vineyards subject to change/substitution. Please reserve at least 24 hours in advance. 1267778 Dan's Papers October 22, 2010 danshamptons.com Page 22 by Steven A. Ludsin CAPTAIN MICROCHIP M WINDOWS PHONE 7 It shouldn't be a big surprise to learn that Microsoft has introduced its Windows Phone 7 mobile operating system. You know that times have changed when Facebook's Marc Zuckerberg said he was working with Microsoft's Bing search engine instead of Google because Microsoft was the underdog. I think that may hold true with the latest Microsoft smartphones. Of course, the market is unpredictable and the more competition there is between Android phones, iPhones, BlackBerries and the new Microsoft phone, the better for us users. Prices tend to be competitive to capture market share and there are more built-in features to enjoy. Phones running the new Window Phone 7 software will be available on AT&T's network staffing on November 8. Later in the year, the phones will be available from T-Mobile, and in 2011, from Verizon and Sprint. AT&T will initially offer three phones, at $200 each. In total, the operating system will run on nine new phones made by LG, Samsung, HTC and Dell. Some will have keyboards while others will be exclusively touch screen. Smartphones now account for 23% of all mobile phones sold in the United States, according to the research firm Nielsen. Apple's iPhone, Google's Android operating system and Research In Motion's BlackBerry have taken the lead in new sales, while Microsoft has lagged behind. Microsoft's earlier mobile software was based on the design and interface of its Windows desktop operating system. The company has tried to distinguish Windows Phone 7 devices from others, especially the iPhone, by promoting features that allow users to personalize the look and feel of their phones. These features allow updates from social networks and messaging services to appear automatically. Microsoft claimed they focused in on how real people really want to use their phones when they're on the go. How's that for reading your market? Microsoft also plans to introduce a new app marketplace for the Windows Phone 7 platform, and is partnering with developers to build mobile apps for the new devices. For mobile application developers, it's one more challenge because they're already struggling to decide which platforms to focus on. Consumers will be able to integrate the new phones with a number of Microsoft products, including Zune music and video content, the Bing search engine, business products like Microsoft's OneNote software and the Xbox gaming platform. Some developers plan to build games that can be played on both the Xbox 360 and Windows Phone 7. The AT&T phones will work with the company's U-verse TV service, allowing users to download television shows to their devices, among other features. I'd be thrilled if the new Microsoft Windows Phone 7 works seamlessly with Windows Office software since I rely on that suite for my basic data system. Unfortunately I haven't upgraded to Windows 7 yet, but this new phone could be a good reason to go to the next level. We'll soon see. South O' (continued from page 20) 1267272 Holly Robinson Peete and others that premiered this week. * * * The Shelter Island home of architects Peter Stamberg and Paul Aferiat is featured in this month's Architectural Digest The pair was inspired to become architects when, as teenagers, they saw the 1967 Amagansett house Charles Gwathmey designed for his parents. * * * Artist and musician Frank Latorre's duo Frank and Kerry Coalition won the right to represent all of Long Island in the annual International Blues Challenge in Memphis. More than 125 blues bands from all over the world are scheduled to compete next year. * * * Nightlife gurus Eugene Remm, Mark Birnbaum and Michael Hirtensetin have taken over the club formerly known as Lily Pond. They'll rename and rebrand the East Hampton hotspot for next summer. * * * Inspired by photos and paintings of Lois Wright, Hampton resident/author/illustrator, J.C. Burdine's new children's book is out in time for Halloween. Bijoux Goes To Grey Gardens is the story about a French bull dog that goes to Grey Gardens, on Halloween night. Dan's Papers October 22, 2010 danshamptons.com Page 23 Who's Here By David Lion Rattiner Ed Burns is sort of a quiet celebrity. He doesn't shamelessly self promote, he doesn't sell out and he isn't starting up a new reality television show. But there is something about Ed Burns that makes him impossible to not be noticed. Whenever he stars, directs or writes a movie, everybody becomes interested in it because Ed Burns is just a naturally nice guy and it all comes through. His most recent movie was filmed out in the Hamptons and is called, perhaps appropriately enough, Nice Guy Johnny. The film was written, directed and stars Burns, along with actors Matt Bush and Kerry Bishe. Burns seems to be a big believer in having a good time while making a movie and many of his recent films have been simply him with his camera, a cast and (in comparison to big studio budgets) a small budget. He simply loves making movies. He loves the art of it, it's just that simple. Nice Guy Johnny also shows off Burns's love for the East End, where he summers and owns a home. The film positions the Hamptons as one of its characters, with summer romance on the beach as the main theme. And of course, Burns's New York charm that everybody loves comes across as it always does. Burns' love for the Hamptons is something that also comes across in this particular film, largely shot in East Hampton. "Growing up in Valley Stream, my family used to take trips to Montauk during the summers. Eastern Long Island is incredibly beautiful and is a great place to kick back, relax and escape the energy of New York. I've been to some of the most beautiful