The Loop

Would you like some Chardonnay with your crow?
The Loop was amused by this personals ad that ran in the Democrat & Chronicle last month: “My daughter, Lisa Barbato, knows more about movies than I, Bob Barbato.”
Barbato, who runs RIT’s Small Business Institute, admits placing the ad after losing a bet to his 14-year-old daughter.

The Loop

Would you like some Chardonnay with your crow?
The Loop was amused by this personals ad that ran in the Democrat & Chronicle last month: “My daughter, Lisa Barbato, knows more about movies than I, Bob Barbato.”
Barbato, who runs RIT’s Small Business Institute, admits placing the ad after losing a bet to his 14-year-old daughter. The two saw “Independence Day,” starring Bill Pullman as a U.S. president who saves the world from aliens. After the movie, the elder Barbato commented that Pullman also was the actor who played Keanu Reeves’ sidekick in “Speed,” another bit of Hollywood high art.
“Lisa said, “Oh, Dad–you’re so wrong. You don’t know how wrong you are,” Barbato reports.
So the bet was made. At home, Barbato searched the Internet to find that, in fact, Jeff Daniels was the actor in “Speed.”
“Here I was full of hubris and I had to eat crow,” Barbato laughs. But the man is certainly a good sport, running the ad for a full week instead of just the one day agreed upon for the bet. (“It was the same price,” he notes.)
And being good-natured is in part a survival tactic, since, as Barbato well knows, “you’re always wrong with a 14-year-old.”

Your tax dollars at work
The Monroe County executive’s office each day faxes Jack Doyle’s itinerary for public events to the press. For your perusal–and as a public service–The Loop is reprinting Doyle’s demanding schedule for the past two weeks.
Itinerary for Monday, July 22
–Monroe County Executive Jack Doyle does not have any public events scheduled.
Itinerary for Tuesday, July 23
–Monroe County Executive Jack Doyle does not have any public events scheduled.
Itinerary for Wednesday, July 24
–8 a.m.: The County Executive will hold Executive Outreach at Case-Hoyt
–10:30 a.m.: The County Executive will hold a news conference about changes at the county golf courses
–Noon: The County Executive will attend a luncheon/fund-raiser for Mrs. Dole.
Itinerary for Thursday, July 25
–2:30 p.m.: The County Executive will hold a news conference on household hazardous waste with the Eastman Kodak Co.
–7 p.m.: The County Executive will greet concert goers and offer brief remarks before the RPO concert (at Lake Ontario Beach Park)
Itinerary for Friday, July 26
–Monroe County Executive Jack Doyle does not have any public events scheduled.
Itinerary for Monday, July 29
–7 a.m.: The County Executive will appear on Channel 9’s morning talk show
Itinerary for Tuesday, July 30
–Monroe County Executive Jack Doyle does not have any public events scheduled.
Itinerary for Wednesday, July 31
–Monroe County Executive Jack Doyle does not have any public events scheduled.
Itinerary for Thursday, Aug. 1
–Monroe County Executive Jack Doyle does not have any public events scheduled.
Itinerary for Friday, Aug. 2
–Monroe County Executive Jack Doyle does not have any public events scheduled.

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