by Charlie Finch
Coming up Second Avenue in a taxi this morning, I was stuck behind a white garbage truck with the legend "SHRED-IT". A sign on the side of the truck stated, "The mission of SHRED-IT is to provide the finest shredding service. . . ," etc. A few minutes later I was reading the obituary of Playboy
cartoon editor Michelle Ury in the New York Times
which reads in part, "Lee Lorenz, the longtime cartoon editor of the New Yorker
, recalled the famous poker parties for cartoonists Michelle held in her loft and the cartoonists’ Christmas parties at Playboy headquarters. He praised her ability to choose work to reflect Playboy’s mission.