Selling special bears to raise money for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation which raises awareness for type 1 diabetes. If you're going to buy a bear, nice to know its doing more than just keeping a child company. Bloomingdale's has done this for 8 years now. They are made by Gund and $5.00 from every bear sold goes towards the fund to help fight this deadly disease.
That's what Christmas is all about Charlie Brown.
I like the outfit too, I can use him in my passenger seat on St Patrick's Day !
The story of the Bloomingdale Bear.
The lighting was as terrible as my photography and for the life of me I couldn't get a good shot of the words on the sign, but they say " COLORIFIC - Holiday cheer changes a world of black and white, To one filled with things brilliant and bright "
The reference about "brilliant" was intended for The King..Thanks Bloomingdales...maybe next year they'll put the King in the window, now THAT would be brilliant !! ;-)
Bear'n to Ride...sorry couldn't resist that one...get it ?? Heh heh...OK , sorry.
When I was a kid my older brother had a giant stuffed bear we called smoky that leaked all these little Styrofoam balls from a little hole in it...I recall the memory as I look at this window, feeling as dwarfed by the bear back then as the child is in this scene.
Funny how certain things bring up memories long forgotten...I think I ate some of that Styrofoam too...yes, yes I hear ya !! "That explain A LOT King !! "...hmmmm..Indeed ... ;-)
This is a first time for me seeing a window dedicated for technology which has become so much part of our everyday lives...truly amazing.
This is how I feel about my laptop sometimes...I'm sure a few of you out there would love to dance on yours at times too !!
...and then call the Geek Squad at Best Buy and tell them you don't know what happened, it just doesn't work anymore...HaHaHa...Nahhhhh..we wouldn't do that. ;-)
Good Deeds....some people need to look this up..Many have forgotten what it is... true it is a dog eat dog world, but it is the people who do know that keep this planet spinning in the right direction.
"If you haven't any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble." ~Bob Hope
"Some people pinch their pennies so hard that I can hear Abe Lincoln screaming in the back seat of my taxi !!" ..Yeah YOU, Alligator Arms, you know who you are !! -King of New York Hacks
A Box Christmas tree of good deeds and donations...very clever.
"Christmas, my child, is love in action. Every time we love, every time we give, it's Christmas."
"A person never stands so tall, as they do when they stoop to help a child"
~ King of New York Hacks
.....yeah, yeah I know and plenty of others have said it too !! However , it is universally said, unfortunately not always recognized, so perhaps hearing it from me ...just may work.. ;-)
The best of all gifts around any Christmas Tree is the presence of a happy family and friends all wrapped up in each other. ~Burton Hillis
"We elves try to stick to the four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corns and syrup."
~ Buddy the Elf
"Have some Amaretto kid....its Christmas !" ~ Mr.Tocci , Bay Ridge, Brooklyn.
( One of the King's best friends father, when I was just a lad and perhaps not quite 21 yet. )
Christmas begins about the first of December with an office party and ends when you finally realize what you spent, around April fifteenth of the next year.
- - - P. J. O'Rourke
"*#*$%*#&@&*!....WTF ??!! " ~ King of New York Hacks on April 15th 2010 ;-)
PARTY DUDE : "Hey , so I hear you work on Wall St AND drive a Yellow Taxi ?? Who do you think you are The King of New York Hacks ??? HaHaHa Ha !! "
KING: " Heh heh heh, actually ..I AM the King of New York Hacks and YOU are the penny pinching Alligator Arms !! ....Soooooo we meet again !! Meeeoohahahahahahah!!! "
( notice hat flying off head in his surprise and fear...the King has a superstition about him just like Santa...so be nice and not naughty..AND generous ! LOL )
One duo that should be in the window is The King, his yellow chariot, and New York City...oh wait ..that's three..no wonder they didn't call me !!
..Oh well next year I'll be available for... "Tremendous Trios"...LOL
Is it me or does Batman look like he's ready for crime-fighting and Robin looks as if he's trying out for Project Runway or that Tyra Banks model show..No OFFENSE anyone , just an observation..Robin always did remind me of an elf in those pointy green shoes anyway. LOL
Cleopatra and Mark Anthony...NOT a "duo" I associate with Christmas at all...Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed would have been better, how about Yogi Bear and BooBoo..or Spongebob and Patrick..all had Christmas specials, even Batman did I believe..but these two ?!?!?!!!!!
In the immoratal words of Shaggy from Scooby Doo...ZOINKS !!!!
Three Duo's in the window... Matter, Material, and Mankind...can you tell the difference ????
Another window I believe should have been Salt-N-Pepa the singers ...but I'm a New Yorker , I guess Salt and Pepper is universal..BUT did they ever sing Christmas carols ?? Salt , Pepa, AND Spinderella do, but hey I was an 80's punk with all this useless knowledge !! Whaddo I know ??
The group, consisting of Cheryl James ("Salt", now Cheryl Wray), Sandra Denton ("Pepa"), and Deidra "Dee Dee" Roper (Spinderella), has sold over 15 million albums and singles worldwide. Salt-N-Pepa is the best selling female rap act. Six of their single releases have been certified either platinum or gold in America by the RIAA. Thank you Wikipedia for my readers.
This is a Dynamic Duo of Barak and Michelle wasn't well done either...Zoinks!!! What am I a critic now ??
" Can we make a mannequin of our President Barack Obama that makes him look more like the old Mayor of New York David Dinkins for a lot of money ??
YES WE CAN !!!!" ~ Bloomingdales Window Designer
"Could they have done a better job at this design ??... YES THEY COULD !!"
~ King of New York Hacks
Merry Christmas to you and yours Mr President and First Lady.
Now , some of these Bloomie's window mannequins are robots that move ...like this beautiful Dynamic Duo ...whom it seems are always destined for a "happy ending".
and....As Mrs Claus reached down to take care of Santa after his LONG night...chicka pow pow....
GET YER MINDS OUT OF THE GUTTER PEOPLE !!!! ITS CHRISTMAS ...Ahem, as the King was saying ...she reached down , grabbed Santa's hand and said ..."Thank you , for reminding me who I married every year, so many moons ago and taking care of ALL the children..I love you Santa.." Santa responded.." I Love you too, and Baby its Cold Outside , I hope you spiked my hot cocoa with Viagra ! "
....and it was a Merry Christmas for all and to ALL a GOOD night. ;-)
I still think she gave him a handjob in that window LOL ..OK just kidding , go with the above . ;-)
Which...excuse the pun , but brings us right into "Wonderfun" which is whatever you want it to be !!
As for me , it was this robotic Santa waving his magic wand of happiness over the children and bringing us peace for a night ..if for but just one....as Jesus did...as other religious figures did ..as I , and you try to do every day for our families..no matter where we are in the world...
The diversity of this country to me, is what brings us close together, I believe its good to say Merry Christmas , and I will also wish you a Happy Channukah , or a Happy Kwanzaa, or whatever Holiday you wish me in good spirits, I will certainly wish back. That is the meaning of Christmas. I celebrate yours as hard as you celebrate mine, being half Irish and half Italian , trust the King ...ITS THE RIGHT THING TO DO !!!!! Eat, Drink, and be Merry !!!!!
Peace for all...albeit is complicated..we must appreciate this night...one ...and ALL.
Now this was a brilliant idea and I'm going to install one in my Taxi to see if the ride was pleasant or the equivalent of an earthquake depending on whether I like you or not ..just kidding TLC ( Taxi Limo Corporation ) ..how could they damage such an acronym as TLC? ...anyway...The SMILE-O-MATIC !!! Should be in bathroom mirrors everywhere by next Christmas !! HAHAHA HO HO HO !!!
Just do as it tells ya to do.....
...and look into the window , and see if this tour was worth it or not ..or just do whatever you feel like ...its fun !!!! ...and you can do whatever you want !! Can I get a Holla ?!?!?!?! or an Amen ?!?!
Merry Christmas and Peacefulness to all Peepers !!
Thats the King Of New York Hacks in the Window !! Holla !!...and AMEN !!....and Peace to you and a Merry Christmas !
I leave you with three quotes and my goodbye..
Do give books - religious or otherwise - for Christmas. They're never fattening, seldom sinful, and permanently personal.
- - - Lenore Hershey
Next to a circus there ain't nothing that packs up and tears out faster than the Christmas spirit.
- - - Kin Hubbard
A lovely thing about Christmas is that it's compulsory, like a thunderstorm, and we all go through it together.
- - - Garrison Keillor
and I wish all of you who practice what you preach, an everlasting and eternal....
So in closing i do not preach or lecture, I just want you to enjoy this night , wherever, whomever , and whatever your belief is , on this night I wish you a Merry Christmas....I am nothing special..I am only ...The King of New York Hacks.
A very Merry Christmas everyone. Peace.