Anthony Provenzano’s power was so absolute that throughout the Eastern Seaboard, few contracts were signed, pension fund dollars invested, or major grievances arbitrated without his input. The Teamster’s offices at Local 560 in Union City operated not only as a union headquarters, but also as a base for loan sharking, counterfeiting, sports betting and many other crimes, including contract killings. The men who reported to Anthony Provenzano were believed responsible for many mob murders.
It wasn’t until he saw himself on the news crumpled at the bottom of the staircase in a pile of shards and the message “Have you seen this man?” that he knew it might be a big deal. And even then he didn’t turn himself in; instead, he hid out for three months before a team of 25 police officers broke down his door and arrested him. But only because the vases weren’t insured..
For some downtown workers, this was a day of work that never began. Just saw the building I work in come down, said businessman Gabriel Ioan, in shock outside City Hall, a cloud of smoke and ash from the World Trade Center behind him. Just saw the top of Trade Two come down.
Old ladies cursing is “edgy” for the same reason as vulgar puppets these things just aren’t supposed to be cursing, everybody! They’re supposed to be knitting and baking cookies and falling asleep in the middle of Bonanza reruns. The Other Guys was a pretty funny movie with an exhausting two minute scene of an old lady describing sex acts. And here’s the trailer for Bad Grandmas, wherein “bad grandmas” smoke weed a lot and one says “I ain’t yo’ bitch,” which, due the laws of cussing granny humor, is supposed to work regardless of context or setup..
“I was never in on the prerecording phase, but I worked with the music producer, who had all the cues timed, and I was lucky enough to get writing credit on many of the tunes,” Allan recalls, on the process of creating aural moods to cinematic images. “I was only on the set [for] the two worst films of the two dozen on which I worked, Wild Wheels and Jennie, Wife/Child. I can only imagine how it would’ve been to be on the set of The Wild Angels.