It was raining this evening as I came out of the MOMA screening of Benjamin Button, so I bought a $15 umbrella for my walk back to 42nd and 8th Avenue. I put the damn umbrella on the floor of the Boulevard East bus under my seat. Fifteen minutes later I’d discovered someone had stolen it. Who steals umbrellas on buses? I’ll tell you who does this. New York animals do this. I had ownership for a total of 25 minutes.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button director David Fincher following this evening’s screening at MOMA’s Titus theatre — Monday, 11.24, 10:15 pm.

B’way and 50-something — Monday, 11.24.08, 5:55 pm.