Wednesday, September 27, 2017



Rebuild the Singer Building in Brooklyn

The Singer Building was once the tallest building in the world.  It was beaten out of that title by the MetLife Building and then the Woolworth Building.  In the late nineteen-sixties, the New York landmark failed to get protective landmark status and was demolished.

After seeing its beautiful classic interiors and also its iconic exterior, I say it should be rebuilt.  Such an ornate building, by today's standards, could easily pull wealthy tenants from around the world to luxury apartments.

And being that Brooklyn doesn't have nearly the skyline Manhattan does, a Singer Building replica could be built there amongst the hipster coffeeshops and music studios.  It could be the perfect ornament to stand out and draw interest from from across the East River.  Since Brooklyn has of late had an increased interest from today's entrepreneurial creatives, a developer with some extra funds and looking for a fun revival project should bring back one of the former tallest buildings in the world.  I think it would compliment nicely the local culture and architectural legacy of New York.

It is a shame when a wonderful piece of architectural history is lost.  But there is an upside.  Although not the originals, it is always possible to rebuild these lost structures and keep the architectural richness of the early 1900's alive.

Aesthetically, the styles of that era and the succeeding art deco styles are superior to the glass and steel eye sores that get built today.  There's no reason to not make things as pretty as you can.

Friday, September 15, 2017

D20 Yahtzee

Ever wonder if you could play Yahtzee with twenty-sided dice?  Well now you can.  I updated the score card and scores to accommodate proportionately the D20.  The math was simple to formulate.  The regular Yahtzee is played with 5 traditional six-sided dice.  Six goes into twenty 3.3 times.  I multiplied the scores by 3.3 and extended the number of categories in the upper section.

To play you play as usual, five D20s, but instead of only getting three rolls per turn, that number is increased to ten.  I would recommend that another player keep tally of your rolls during your turn.

Here is the updated score card.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Is this music?

So over the last year I've been dabbling with Garage Band here and there.  Now I created an entire album of music composed by me.  I guess you could say this is the launch of my debut LP.

As a way to get around these songs being on the crap end of the spectrum, I describe some of them as being experimental.  Truly, this whole album is experimental because I am still experimenting with GB.  I am a beginner.

Now let me present, Batoid by Zytroft.  DO enjoy.