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Starring role for Stewart’s coffee
In his latest movie, Seth Rogen plays Fred Flarsky, a down on his luck journalist in a seemingly impossible romance with presidential candidate Charlotte Field, played by Charlize Theron.
The movie, aptly enough, is called “Long Shot.”
And why do we at The Buzz care?
It has to do with Fred’s choice of coffee.
In one scene, he’s clutching a large-size cup that’ll be familiar to anyone from the Capital Region. It’s from Malta-based Stewart’s Shops.
State government will miss Zemsky’s humor
With Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s economic development czar Howard Zemsky stepping down from his job as CEO of Empire State Development, the governor will be losing one of his most humorous aides.
Zemsky, a Buffalo businessman, has a wry sense of humor that is unusual in politics and could instantly disarm a crowd or just a reporter.
Zemsky was Cuomo’s favorite punchline in the best way possible. Tall and lanky with curly hair, Zemsky was quick to smile and laugh when Cuomo would make jokes at his expense.
Last year, Cuomo was at an event in Binghamton when he mentioned he and Zemsky had visited the State Fair the day before.
Cuomo said that Howard was a little down because he had been in a wine slushy drinking contest the day before.
“And Howard won the competition, 14 wine slushies in 14 minutes. He set a new all-time record and Howard won the competition,” Cuomo deadpanned.
History of Wolf Road explains its name
A 2007 book published by the influential Colonie resident Peter Platt, who died earlier this week, dove into the history of the mile-long strip called Wolf Road.
Platt headed the town’s planning board for a number of years, and his business, Platt’s Place, occupied a prime spot on Wolf for many years.
His best guess as to how the road got its name?
It’s after 18th-century settler John Wolf Kemp and his wife’s maiden name. The family cemetery plot, by the way, still sits alongside the Northway, near Exit 4.
Published at Sat, 04 May 2019 18:38:35 +0000