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cobblehiller's picture

GM. Will someone please explain to me why I woke up at 5:30 this morning?

rf's picture

Maybe it's because you have lots on your mind, Cobble? Is today a work day?

BoerumHillScott's picture

Too many dreams of tennis?

cobblehiller's picture

Yes, the hamster wheel in my head was going full-speed! Nope, no work today. It changes week to week, which is ok, I just wish there was more of it!

cobblehiller's picture

I have to say that I was pretty wound up watching the tennis last night!

dibs's picture

GM everyone

cobblehiller's picture

GM, DIBS. How's your post-vacation re-entry?

dibs's picture

Grouchy, Cobble.

Left my Metrocard home.

DeLepp's picture

Great match last night, Nadal is a true gentlemen. As for Serena, she should know she's in trouble if the only person defending you is Pam Shriver, who was the female McEnroe in her day.

DeadCatBounce's picture

Cobble, sorry to hear you overslept this morning.
I get up at 4:30am everyday, myself.

cobblehiller's picture

delepp, Did you hear McEnroe getting into it again last night? He could NOT let it go! LOL!

DCB, YAWN! Yes, slacker that I am...I usually sleep until 6:45 or 7am!

DeLepp's picture

I usually got the volume down low when mac is yakking. He's too distracting and his ego is too big for the job of annoucing.

InsertSnappyNameHere's picture

Mornin' folks! I truly overslept this a.m. but still need more snooze. Damn rowdy cats!

Donatella's picture

I used to go to the US open with an old friend during McEnroe's glory days. I couldn't take his act. My friend liked him since he was a great player. I think he was a real outlier at the time. People wore white and behaved.

InsertSnappyNameHere's picture

"People wore white and behaved."

Oh dear...I would never have fit in at that time! I'm in the camp of the uncouth tennis fans...screaming, shouting, grunting, cursing - shameful really! DonaT, I take it you wouldn't want to join Cobble and I and the Open next year? I promise we'll try to be good :-)

Biff Champion's picture

Trying to imagine Snappy and Cobble watching tennis at The Harvard Club. Likely both of them would end up with their heads on the wall.

InsertSnappyNameHere's picture

Indeed, Biffy. Indeed!

More4Less's picture

seems like only Federer can beat Novak now. Nadal needs a ton of changes to his game to be in position to beat him

InsertSnappyNameHere's picture

Nadal just had an off nite. Next time they meet, he'll likely whoop his ass.

More4Less's picture

Snappy, even Nadal openly admits that he can't beat him right now and am trying hard to find ways to beat him.

DeLepp's picture

snappy, sounds like you be more at home at a UFC match!

Biff Champion's picture

How do you handcuff a one-armed man?

Biff Champion's picture

While not my desired demographic, I have to admit that Novak's girlfriend is rather attractive. It's good to be #1.

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More4Less's picture

Biff, to the belt and belt loop. or to the angle

InsertSnappyNameHere's picture

LOL DeLepp! I certainly act like a UFC fan when watching tennis :-)

M4L, I guess I just have more faith in Nadal's game than he does!

More4Less's picture

when it comes to tennis player with the most Jeter-like production ladies-wise, it's verdasco. no one is even close. by far the reigning #1 in that perspective. singers, models, actresses, hot reg chicks, etc - been there, done that, etc

DeLepp's picture

snappy, I would watch tennis with you as you would drown out McEnroe yammering.

InsertSnappyNameHere's picture

Meanwhile, Serena tends to date the oddest looking men alive. Remeber her ex Bret something or other. That short stumpy dude. That was a head scratcher.

More4Less's picture

big UFC fight in another 2 wks

More4Less's picture

Snappy, then she recovered via dating Common

DeLepp's picture

Verdasco is hot. Seems to fall apart though at wrong times, I would be there to console him though.

InsertSnappyNameHere's picture

DeLepp, best not to be too near me when watching tennis...I tend to throw things! And you wouldn't even hear McEnroe if I turned the volume all the way up on the tv. I am LOUD! Thankfully I technically have no neighbors so no one to tell me to be quiet :-)

infinitejester's picture

It said in the WSJ Djokovic has beaten Nadal 6 times now. A friend who is a former tennis pro was telling me, tennis is boring to watch since no one comes to net and every stroke they hit it as hard as possible.

InsertSnappyNameHere's picture

Very true, M4L. Even I think Common is hot!

Biff Champion's picture

"when it comes to tennis player with the most Jeter-like production ladies-wise, it's verdasco."

OMFG, you're right! I just Googled "verdasco girlfriend" and it turns out he dated my current #1 hottie Jarah Mariano

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petebklyn's picture

several years back Federer and Nadal did some promo down below my office window on e54th street. there was a tennis shop on street leeel....they set up a tennis court on street and played a bit. just before the us open.
Of course, names meant nothng to me....then I asked my brother - who has played tennis since a kid if he knew who they were.

More4Less's picture

Snappy, you should root for Serena to date more weird/wrong choices as that improves your hookup odds with her - ie the more she dates those dudes, the more viable alternatives ladies will become in her eyes

Biff Champion's picture

"Remeber her ex Bret something or other. That short stumpy dude. That was a head scratcher."

That's film director Brett Ratner. One time while in a restaurant in Montreal, a waitress was convinced I was him. Sounds like not much of a compliment based on the description above! :-)

More4Less's picture

Biff, you do know that Jarah is your buddy CGar's #1 right?

InsertSnappyNameHere's picture

Nah, I don't date the switcheroo women. I'd rather simply admire her from afar.

cobblehiller's picture

"Trying to imagine Snappy and Cobble watching tennis at The Harvard Club. Likely both of them would end up with their heads on the wall."

Snort! Most uncouth tennis commentators ever! : P

InsertSnappyNameHere's picture

OMG, Biff, you look nothing like that guy. Seriously. Google him and you'll see what I mean. I hope you didn't tip that waitress!

rf's picture

Living Social (groupon-like) deal--spend $10 for $20 worth of stuff at Whole Foods:
http://livingsocial.com/deals/123805?ref=addthis-share2-25982791&rpi=259...

Biff Champion's picture

"Biff, you do know that Jarah is your buddy CGar's #1 right?"

Um, for the record, CGar didn't even know she existed until I posted a pic of her...

Biff Champion's picture

rf, I purchased that deal this morning.

More4Less's picture

Snappy, wasn't telling you to date her but rather just have sex with her.

More4Less's picture

Biff, the genesis of how she became #1 to him is irrelevant. Once he plants his flag claiming her, he views it as his.

Donatella's picture

Snappy, it was really different. If people were pissed off, they would make makethese whistling sounds. I thought what the hell is that? They only wore white. Grunting not too nice. On the other hand, I am a baseball fan and I am an extreme yeller. I SCREAM. I advise from the stands LOUDLY. I cheer. I sing at the 7th inning stretch, so I understand.

Biff Champion's picture

"Once he plants his flag claiming her, he views it as his."

What if she rejects his flagpole?

InsertSnappyNameHere's picture

LOL DonaT! Sounds like we both go nuts, just for different sports!

M4L, I actually wouldn't have sex with her. Rather keep it as a fantasy.

Biff Champion's picture

What is a Financial Bail-Out?

It is a slow day in a damp little Irish town. The rain is beating down harshly, and all the streets are deserted. Times are tough, everybody is in debt and everybody lives on credit.

...On this particular day a rich German tourist is driving through the town, stops at the local hotel and lays a €100 note on the desk, telling the hotel owner he wants to inspect the rooms upstairs in order to pick one to spend the night.

The owner gives him some room-keys and, as soon as the visitor has walked upstairs, the hotelier grabs the €100 note and runs next door to pay his debt to the butcher.

The butcher takes the €100 note and rushes down the street to repay his debt to the pig farmer. The pig farmer takes the €100 note and heads off to pay his bill at the supplier of animal feed and fuel. The guy at the Farmers' Co-op takes the €100 note and runs to pay his drinks bill at the friendly neighbourhood pub. The pub owner slips the money along to the local prostitute drinking at the bar - who, in spite of facing hard times, has always gladly offered him her ‘services’ on credit.

The hooker then rushes over to the hotel and pays off her room bill to the hotel owner with the €100 note.

The hotel proprietor quietly replaces the €100 note back on the counter, so that the rich traveller will not suspect anything.

At that moment the traveller comes down the stairs, states that none of the rooms are satisfactory, picks up the €100 note, pockets it and leaves town.

...No one has produced anything. No one has earned anything. However, the whole town is now out of debt and looking to the future with a lot more optimism.

And that, dear ladies and gentlemen, is how a basic financial bailout package works!

InsertSnappyNameHere's picture

Ha!

Donatella's picture

I like tennis, but I am not a lunatic fan. I used to go with this work friend of mine (the REAL tennis fan) and I would analyze the players' looks and outfits, style, emotions. This was the era of Billy Jean King, Martina, Tracy Austin, Pam Shriver, Connors, McEnroe, Bjorg, etc. I liked the whole scene but could take it or leave it.

More4Less's picture

Snappy, if do decide to kick Serena out of bed, give her my address.

InsertSnappyNameHere's picture

Tennis is the only sport that really gets me going. I used to be that way about basketball, but lost interest after my junior year in college. Not sure what happened.

LOL M4L! I'll let her know you are waiting on her...but your wife may kill you first!

CGar's picture

"Um, for the record, CGar didn't even know she existed until I posted a pic of her..."

Um, for the record, Biff didn't even know her name until I was assigned to figure it out...

CGar's picture

"What if she rejects his flagpole?"

The bigger issue (sts) is when the flagpole won't stand upright.

More4Less's picture

CGar, 1 of the core principles of being a prolific horndog is "Don't worry about her disappointment and just selfishly focus on your enjoyment"

Biff Champion's picture

"Um, for the record, Biff didn't even know her name until I was assigned to figure it out..."

What's in a name? If her name was Brunhilde, she would be just as hot!

gay smurf hoodlum's picture

scheduled a vet appointment for tonight... looking thru his old vet files it appears he's like 11 or 12 :-/ way older than i thought.

*rob*

CGar's picture

"Don't worry about her disappointment"

I see you've met my last date, m4l.

More4Less's picture

what nationality is Jarah?

dibs's picture

WOW...I've been away and hadn't seen that the republican is leading in the race for Weiner's seat.

CGar's picture

"If her name was Brunhilde, she would be just as hot!"

As it happens, Biff, I know an Asian MILF named Brunhilde.

CGar's picture

I think Jarah is Hawaiian, m4l. And I have a soft spot (sts) for Hawaiian women.

dibs's picture

I know an extremely hot Asian named Hermann which is the male eqiuvalent of Brunhilde I'd say

dibs's picture

I had a Hawaiian in P-Town named Keoke.

CGar's picture

I thought Goring was German, dave???

dh's picture

shes from the city of "kamaniwannalayah"

dibs's picture

It's spelled Goering, CGar.

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CGar's picture

I know, dave, but it's Goring in German, but I couldn't type an umlaut.

dibs's picture

I guess the Nazi talk was a bummer.

dh's picture

good job guys.

dibs's picture

You could always add something yourself, dh.

dh's picture

nazis are bad!!

InsertSnappyNameHere's picture

how do i clear a browser cache on ie?

bfar's picture

wiener thing more proof that people are idiots, reactionary vs policy voting. unsurprised.

bfar's picture

whenever i want to empty out my cash on the internet, I go to ebay.

InsertSnappyNameHere's picture

bfar, ya nutball!

dh's picture

hah snappy - trying to read brownstoner? i think the comments are just busted.

InsertSnappyNameHere's picture

comments work for me, but the comment count doesn't update and the last thing i see posted there was 2 hours ago. page refuses to update by listing new threads.

dh's picture

techinical problems over there? shocker!!

i've been peeking there recently to see if DIBS' house makes HOTD. it's soooooo boring!!

InsertSnappyNameHere's picture

how do i clear the cache???

InsertSnappyNameHere's picture

But Dave's OH isn't until October. Doubt it would be a good HOTD because of that.

Yeah the brownstoner "site rebuild" that took place last night seems to have made things worse than ever.

dibs's picture

HOTD and open house listings are never correlated, Snappy. One has nothing to do with the other

InsertSnappyNameHere's picture

so, is anyone gonna tell me how to clear the cache??? please???

dave, maybe not, but why fawn over it now if there's no chance to see it for a whole month?

dh's picture

DIBS - you should really make a listing on Streeteasy for your crib. is brownstoner the only place you have it listed?

dibs's picture

Snappy, any prospective buyer can call for an appointment. That would be standard practice.

InsertSnappyNameHere's picture

makes sense dave...now about the cache....please!!!

More4Less's picture

DIBS, did you find out how much was the incremental fee to upgrade to HOTD?

Donatella's picture

Illinois State legislature raise taxes on Chicago Mercantile Exchange from 4.8% to 7%, ala 50 million dollars per year. CME is now in active talks with state of Texas and Florida for moving major operations. (NYMEX, CBOT to stay in place). This would be a MAJOR loss for Chicago and ILL.

minard lafever's picture

snappy,
this is how I do it.
go to "tools"
click on "clear recent history"
when the list of things appear check "cache" and
specify "clear everything"

More4Less's picture

Snappy, if you're looking to remove browsing history, it's under Tools \ internet options \ browsing history

dibs's picture

dh...it'll be on both the NYT and Streeteasy in the next day or so

boerumresident's picture

DIBS -- Who was the architect that did your place?

More4Less's picture

Boerum, please clarify further else you run risk of DIBS interpretting question to be who are the architects he did at his place

DeadCatBounce's picture

Jarah Mariano is incredibly hot!

CGar's picture

Hands off, Gomez!

Biff Champion's picture

DCB, indeed! Do a Google search. The pic I posted wasn't even her best but it's all I could do sitting on a trading floor and not having the luxury to surf all of her pics in private.

DeadCatBounce's picture

"not having the luxury to surf all of her pics in private."
No wonder you were in a depressed mood yesterday.

Slopefarm's picture

I think John Prine should have the last word on this morning's discussion:

Well, I packed my bags and bought myself a ticket
For the land of the tall palm tree.
Aloha ol’ Milwaukee,
Hello Waikiki
I just stepped down from the airplane
When I heard her say.
“Wacka Wacka, nuka, licka
Wacka Wacka nuka licka
Would you like a ……Lay

Hey, Let’s talk dirty in Hawaiian
Whisper in my ear
Kicka puka maka waawaa heenee
Are the words I long to hear
Lay your coconut on my tickie
Whata hecka mooka mooka dear.
Let’s talk dirty in Hawaiian
Say the words I long to hear.

It’s a ukulele Honolulu sunset
Listen to the grass skirts sway
Drinking rum from the pineapple
Out on Honolulu Bay
The steel guitars are playin’
While she’s talking with her hands
Gimme gimme oaka doaka
Make a wish and wanta poka
Words I understand.

[CHorus : Let’s talk dirty in Hawaiian etc.]

Well, I bought a lota junka with my moola
And I sent it to the folks back home
I never had a chance to dance the hula
Well, I guess I should have known
When you start talkin’
To the sweet wahenie
Walkin’ in the pale moonlight
Oaka Noaka what I said
Naaka Waaka Siscum baakas
Hope I said it right.

[Chorus]

[Apologies to any Hawaiian PLUSAs or lurkers.]

Arkady's picture

Great, Slopey! I'd totally forgotten about John Prine!

CGar's picture

I'm not naming names, but I have great disdain for avatar-less PLUSAs.

boerumresident's picture

That would be intertesting as well, althought probably less useful to someone who is thinking about buying a house.

CGar's picture

And I'm not naming names, but some tease sent me a pic this morning and ordered me to "get naked".

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petebklyn's picture

time for a nap. I did load of laundry, changed sheets on bed, swam a mile at Y, moved car for alt. side parking, voted in primary and had lunch.

More4Less's picture

Pete, you over did it. you should've skipped lunch

More4Less's picture

Boerum, DIBS' place was largely mint move-in condition when he bought it. think previous owner was architect. He did put in his ensuite bath, the iron patio & steps, the landscaped garden,...

More4Less's picture

5.99 for naked that size, wow!!!!!!!!!!! that tease shops at an expensive hood

CGar's picture

"5.99 for naked that size, wow!!!!!!!!!!!"

It's larger than it appears in the picture.

TWSS

More4Less's picture

Wow, it's thick but it taste great

TWSS

cobblehiller's picture

^^^TKOTD?

More4Less's picture

Cobble, Pete got the one before me. I'll take mine with some brownies on the side please

Arkady's picture

I guess the remaining question is whether you did get naked, CG.

cobblehiller's picture

When will you learn! Thread killers do not get brownies! : P

dh's picture

**crickets chirping**

BoerumHillScott's picture

It has been a slow week here.
I've been mostly tied up with a combo of work and personal stuff.
It sucks when life gets in the way of your time wasting activities.

Biff Champion's picture

You think it's quiet here. I spent some time on Brownstoner and it's like this...

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Kensingtonian's picture

My current obsession is Olivia Munn. Half white and half chinese. Holy smokin' hotness.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Olivia_Munn_Leia.jpg

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Olivia_Munn.JPG

Kensingtonian's picture

How do you post a picture without saving it on your desktop or that's not possible?

More4Less's picture

Cobble, TKOTD is at the end of the day an AWARD and in this country, we REWARD AWARD winners. I'll settle for cookies

cobblehiller's picture

M4L, OY!!

More4Less's picture

Kens, would that be better than dating both a Chinese AND a white HOTTIE?

BoerumHillScott's picture

You have to have the image on your computer to upload it.

CGar's picture

Puma!!! I want you. I need you. Please check your email.

cobblehiller's picture

Answer this for me. Why the hell don't LL's consider the hallway and the stairs when renting apts. If the hallway and stairs look like CRAP, how is this a good introduction to the apt.? I'm not saying it needs to be pristine, I'm talking basic, clean and safe feeling. So you're not imagining being murdered on the steps or falling through one of the treads. OY!

boerumresident's picture

thanks. that's still a nice amount of work he did.

minard lafever's picture

cobble: courage!

minard lafever's picture

we seem to have lost Snaps, last seen trying to delete her cache.

Kensingtonian's picture

Thanks Scott.

M4L, I'll just take Olivia over any 2 other hotties. The only person that possibly can replace her is Emmanuelle Chrique. (My gf is fine with being number 3 after those 2 - Her list includes Paul Walker and Bradley Cooper).

http://www.imdb.com/media/rm3046358784/nm0004825

petebklyn's picture

seen any apts with bath in hallways? i remeber in late 70's viewing some like that in cargar.

Biff Champion's picture

"we seem to have lost Snaps, last seen trying to delete her cache."

She's spent all this time doing nothing but that?

Sounds like she's become a cache potato.

dh's picture

dirty hallways is a good indicator that landlord is either absentee or doesn't care about bldg.

Kensingtonian's picture

Biffers, nice to see you're back in the playground.

I think you're upset lately cause Hockey season hasn't started. Hopefully I can get my hands on some suite seats this year so we can pick up that mood of yours and see some ass whipping.

Biff Champion's picture

"seen any apts with bath in hallways?"

Isn't that a tripping hazard to passersby?

Kensingtonian's picture

DH, I heard the Jets/Cowboys game was good :o(.

I am at work still sick as a dog but had no choice but to come in. Ehhhhh. Drove in though. Gonna try to split by 4 or so.

Biff Champion's picture

Kens, that sounds great. Seems Rangers have made all the right moves this off-season from signing Richards, to making Callahan captain, etc. Should be a fun year.

CGar's picture

"i remeber in late 70's viewing some like that in cargar"

I NEVER had bathrooms in my hallway, Old Man!

dh's picture

yeah kens a real nailbiter - feel better!

More4Less's picture

Given the Devils have financial issues, maybe someone can buy them and move them to the Barclays. I would settle for the Islanders at Barclays but BK Devils would be killaaaaaaaaaaaaa

More4Less's picture

Cobble, that was a place in Cobble??? that sounds more like a pad in some non-primo hood

dibs's picture

boerumresident...architect???? No architect used.

Kensingtonian's picture

Yeah Biff. Let's hope Callahan will do good and we'll actually do better this year. Team is definitely set up for victory but they seem to choke every year :o(.

More4Less's picture

Kens, I wouldn't say they choke but definitely UNDERperform given the recent talent level

boerumresident's picture

Thanks. I thought I remembered you recommending one on the old BS forum, but it was probably another PLUSA.

petebklyn's picture

didn't mean bath was in hallway -- but door to bathroom was off common haallway - not in the apt itself.

maybe cgar should buy dibs place and rent to cobble. he was always pretending to be looking. or m4l.

boerumresident's picture

Pete -- I knew people with that set up this decade (in Carroll Gardens). It was the top floor, though, so it wasn't really a big deal for them.

dh's picture

someone should just buy an apt bldg with ground floor retail somewhere and turn it into a plusa halfway/club house.

Biff Champion's picture

Kens, remember, I grew up watching the Leafs post-1967. My expectations around local hockey teams are so low that just making the playoffs is considered a great season.

Biff Champion's picture

"someone should just buy an apt bldg with ground floor retail somewhere and turn it into a plusa halfway/club house."

Could we hang stuffed animal heads on the wall and play backgammon all day?

dh's picture

"Could we hang stuffed animal heads on the wall and play backgammon all day?"

sounds like the greek version of Freeman's

dh's picture

(is backgammon the game greeks always play?)

Biff Champion's picture

"(is backgammon the game greeks always play?)"

You're thinking of back-hammin'

Biff Champion's picture

...

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dibs's picture

Don't knock it 'till you've tried it.

CGar's picture

Beware of strong stimulants, Batman

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dibs's picture

Asian superheros.....

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CGar's picture

LMAO, dave!

dibs's picture

And from there it's just a quick step to gay anime.....

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dibs's picture

And then there was this.....

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denton's picture

snappy, get a lil free utility called cc cleaner (formerly known as Crap Cleaner). It takes care of the cache, temp files, and all kinds of crap!

Biff Champion's picture

In backgammon, is one allowed to beaver just before one's about to bear off?

dibs's picture

Biff, don't butt in on this discussion. You're always such a dick in that regard

More4Less's picture

Pete, I'm the one who's been trying to buy your place and let you stay at rent stabilized rates but you somehow couldn't see the big value in that transaction

dibs's picture

And I've noticed you falling behind in the quality of your puns

Arkady's picture

What would be the point of that Biffers?

Arkady's picture

It's just another blot on his escutcheon, dibs.

More4Less's picture

Cobble, a TKOTD and cookies for my buddy DIBS here

dibs's picture

I think he's tried to polish up his escutcheon when he waxes his knob.

Arkady's picture

That's crossing the bar.

cobblehiller's picture

M4L, One was CH, the other was the far end of CG. Ridiculous. For the rent they want, the hallways should be pristine. They should not make you feel like you could be living in semi-deserted building. Likewise, what's with the fluorescent lights in kitchens and bathrooms? I find them seriously depressing.

In other news, we just witnessed a HS kid rip off a young woman's tablet on the G train at Clinton-Washington. The kid grabbed it out of her hands (yes, the idiot woman had it out and was using it, on a train full of teenagers) and jumped off the train. There was a cop on the platform not 20 feet away. The woman went running after him, and so did some other people. I hope they got him.

dibs's picture

Have you had any of that shitty coffee yet?????

dh's picture

man, i don't understand peeps who use their ipads on the train.

cobblehiller's picture

I don't either, DH. It's just plain idiocy. Not that I think people deserve to get ripped off, but have SOME street smarts and put the damn thing away!

dibs's picture

Why the hell shouldn't people use them on the train???? If the trains aren't safe we need the return of Bernie Goetz!!! These stupid little fuckers need to learn a lesson

Kensingtonian's picture

I had 2 of my girlfriends get their tablets taken right out of their hands in recent months on the B/Q train line. They don't seem to target men (except one guy who tried to chase the kid but the kid had a weapon) as they are afraid of reproductions. Not stupid teenagers.

InsertSnappyNameHere's picture

I'm starting to question using my ipod on the train. I listen to audiobooks and play solitaire on it while I'm being read to. Maybe not such a good idea anymore. I remember when Ipods first came out and everyone was stealing those. Back then, the 'trick' was to switch out the obvious white earphones (which were craptastic anyway) for those of another color/style so it wouldn't be obvious you had an ipod in your pocket as opposed to a regular walkman.

Arkady's picture

They're afraid of repercussions, Kens - we're afraid of their reproductions.

More4Less's picture

the G on the back end exiting onto clinton ave is way way better than the front end exiting onto washington ave. all the shit I hear happens on the washington side.

Kensingtonian's picture

Snappy, ipods are not that expensive and hardly worth it so I wouldn't worry too much. Those kids are not dumb. They go for either an ipad or iphone which can get them at least 300 on the street. Your ipod will get them 100-150 tops.

Arkady's picture

dibs - Haven't had it yet. Rotten morning w/a dead modem & high drama w/ Verizon - didn't want to try it while I was in a tizzy.

Donatella's picture

If the hallways look bad, it's a red flag. LL doesn't give a shit. Or is absentee. In a smaller building, I think it is good to have owner occupied since they have a vested interest in proper heat, maintenance, and good bldg vibes.

Kensingtonian's picture

lmao arkady. didn't realize I mispelled it but thanks for correction :o)

Biff Champion's picture

I remember back in the day I was on a subway train in Toronto and a group of teens started eying my Walkman. I was terrified they were going to take it, with my Wham! mega-mix cassette inside.

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InsertSnappyNameHere's picture

I'd be surprised if my ipod got them $80 Kens! It's the 80GB Classic. I don't think anyone wants that!

InsertSnappyNameHere's picture

But, thieves are thieves...

cobblehiller's picture

We were on the Washington end, M4L. We walk to the front so that we can get out at the Warren Street exit of the Bergen Station. There must have been 40-50 HS school kids in that car.

dh's picture

this is why commuting by L train is great. everyone has an igadget on the train and i'm usually one of the most imposing people in my car - so i don't have to worry too much!

Arkady's picture

The only knee-jerk Republican friend I had before the OT was of the same opinion as dibs: she used to get really pissed off when women were advised to wear gold chains inside their coats/shirts so as not to tempt criminals.

InsertSnappyNameHere's picture

At the time I come and go from work, there are no kids on the train, save for maybe a couple who are being taken to day care!

dh's picture

still don't understand why phone companies are not forced to make it possible for stolen data devices to be totally disabled after theft. i know it's possible!!

More4Less's picture

Arkady picked up on the spelling error vs I picked up on the mad playa representation - ie 2 [as in one two] girlfriends. somehow, I believe the "2" is NOT the total but rather 2 of xxxx

Donatella's picture

Not only is using $$$$$ electronics in public a major temptation to little crooks, these devices put people into a kind of auto-trance....the universe is just me and my iwhatever. WAKE UP and look around. People are dangerously spaced out and not looking at the world around them. It's amazing.

dibs's picture

Arkady, be sure not to wear suggestive clothing as well!!!!!!!

Arkady's picture

WTF?!?! Imposing?! Not quite the last word I'd use to describe you but getting near the tail end, for sure.

InsertSnappyNameHere's picture

I tend to agree with Dave on that. I love stories where the robee knocks the would be robber the eff out. Remember that old man who happened to be an ex marine? Some thugs tried to rob him and he went all semper fi upside their heads. They learned the hard way, as should others, that you just can't eff with everyone 'cause you just may get your ass beat.

cobblehiller's picture

One of the buildings was owner occupied, dona. I was shocked.

Tra la la, we're just counting all of this crap as burning off some kind of apt. karma so that the right place will come to us. We're being proactive. We've seen two today, and one more to come this evening.

Arkady's picture

dibs - A girl can only hope...

cobblehiller's picture

I don't wear much jewelry anyway, but I don't like seeing women wear fancy stuff on the subway. It's just dumb. Reality is reality, no matter what you wish or think it should be.

dibs's picture

The first freeze is hitting the upper midwest tonight!!!!!!

Donatella's picture

Snappy: Some thugs tried to rob him and he went all semper fi upside their heads.

LOL snappy.

More4Less's picture

Arkady, when standing amidst a herd / sea of skinny pant hipsters, DH is quite imposing

Biff Champion's picture

I think it's true that women are more often targets than men.

Nobody on the subway ever seems to pay attention to me when I'm using my first generation tablet on the subway.

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Biff Champion's picture

"The first freeze is hitting the upper midwest tonight!!!!!!"

Not surprised. It hit my bedroom last night.

dibs's picture

Biff, I'm usually looking for Morningwood when I'm on the subway!!!!!

cobblehiller's picture

No one seems to be interested in my phone, either, Biff! : P

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Biff Champion's picture

"Biff, I'm usually looking for Morningwood when I'm on the subway!!!!!"

And you're usually "Underwood" by lunch time.

Donatella's picture

Re jewelry, I have my Mr. T. starter set (multiple gold chains purchased in the 90s when gold was 250 oz). I wear it. I wear all my gold bangles if I feel like it. But this icrime stuff is happening because 1) there are little crooks running around 2) people are TOO SPACED OUT. It is ridiculous allowing yourself to slip into a cyber-coma in public.

More4Less's picture

Cobble, I was telling DH not too long ago about a few 2 bed 2 bath listings on Washington Ave (btwn willoughby & greene blks) asking $2600 or so. pretty prime CH locations, aptmt looks to be in good shape, etc. those are rented now. point is rents in CH, if you like the hood, is mad reasonable compared to other hoods

InsertSnappyNameHere's picture

I suppose the good thing about having an out-of-date device is that if someone steals it, you can replace it for less than what you initially paid for it.

Biff Champion's picture

Cobble, can you download this game onto your phone?

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Biff Champion's picture

"if someone steals it, you can replace it for less than what you initially paid for it."

But enough about my wife...

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Donatella's picture

so biff, you catch up on your documents on the subway coming home. Do you use carbon paper?

Donatella's picture

Cobble, by the time you get your new place, you will be able to price any apartment in greater Brooklyn.

dibs's picture

I'm pretty old school too with many of my devices...

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More4Less's picture

Donatella, I believe Biff would be eying the micro films via a monocle

petebklyn's picture

when gold chain snatching was big --- the perp would stand inside door of train and when door would be about to close - grab the chain off the neck person sitting next to door - and voila --- doors close - he is outside car and train takes off with the victim.
saw it happen several times.

InsertSnappyNameHere's picture

Pete, that was still happening in the early 2000s at the Prospect Ave R station. Tons of reports of that for a few years there.

More4Less's picture

snatching 14k gold chains can leave some deep marks on victim - ie better for perp to snatch 24k chains (higher payout and lower risk of victim seriously hurt)

Donatella's picture

It's easy to forget all that crime in NYC, Pete. In 1985 I was held up at gunpoint on the Promenade.

petebklyn's picture

$2600 for a 2 bedroom? who can afford to buy those ipods, itouches, androids with rents like that.
And still have enuf for a good cocktail and $10 ice cream cone.

petebklyn's picture

I had knife pulled on me (looked big at time but hindsight was probably a penknife) at Clinton/Wash station -- c circa 1978

InsertSnappyNameHere's picture

Cripes DonaT!!!

Donatella's picture

hm, Pete. Thems fighting words for *rob* but he isn't here today.

Biff Champion's picture

Grasshopper, snatch the pebble from my hand...

Or was it "...pebble the snatch from my hand"?

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Biff Champion's picture

Pete, I had a knife pulled on me in my own apartment. Of course it was Mrs. C who did it, but that's beside the point...

CGar's picture

This just in from over there. Stabbing at Fulton & Smith.

"Police are at 374 Fulton Street, near Smith Street, where a person has reportedly been stabbed. A suspect is in custody, and units are searching the storm drains for a possible weapon. No word on the victim’s condition."

More4Less's picture

Biff, what was Mrs C intending to cut, chop, etc with that knife?

Biff Champion's picture

M4L, this should answer your question...

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Donatella's picture

Re: robbery...the following week I was to move to Japan. I was so busy. I never saw the gun, but my friend did. We had to go to the Police Precinct and hang out there all night, waiting for an ADA. I was so pissed to be wasting so much time. My friend still is in awe of my powers of denial. Two teenagers. Young ones.

dibs's picture

That area of Fulton Mall is really a hell hole still

Biff Champion's picture

Actually, more like...

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CGar's picture

I still find it hard to believe that there were 3 murders in Brooklyn Heights last year.

InsertSnappyNameHere's picture

That looks like a diseased thumb...ick!

petebklyn's picture

had to be a fight not a holdup. that intersection is packed with people --- subway exit/waiting for buses, etc.

dh's picture

arkady - comparatively (L train, remember)

Biff Champion's picture

I still find it hard to believe that I wasn't one of the 3 people murdered in Brooklyn Heights last year.

dibs's picture

I find it hard to believe that there were three people physically capable of murdering in Brooklyn heights last year.

Biff Champion's picture

Arkady, don't be fooled by the fact we all know DH as a sensitive-bike-riding-fancy-cocktail-sipping metrosexual. He's a big guy who definitely wouldn't be the first one to be messed with on a subway.

Biff Champion's picture

The worst violence most Brooklyn Heighters have seen is Shecky Green killing at the Catskills circa 1963.

InsertSnappyNameHere's picture

Wait...you consider DH to be metrosexual? I don't see that! He takes care of him self and has good taste, but I don't think he quite fits the term metrosexual. Is it just me? Somebody else weigh in!

More4Less's picture

Snappy, he gets his hair cut by a stylist and needs advance appointmt. I rest my case

DeLepp's picture

dh is not a metrosexual. He doesn't wear skinny jeans, pork pie hat or get pedicures/manicures. Well adjusted plusa(relative speaking...)

InsertSnappyNameHere's picture

Metrosexual is also largely about attitude/the way you carry yourself. DH is simply not bougeis like that. He's just a well-bred dude.

InsertSnappyNameHere's picture

Jinx DeLepp!

Biff Champion's picture

Snappy, you're probably right. He's more metrosexual in the sense he's a foodie who knows his restaurants and high end booze. But he doesn't dress like a metrosexual, which is meant as a compliment to him.

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CGar's picture

"I find it hard to believe that there were three people physically capable of murdering in Brooklyn heights last year."

Here you go, dave:

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InsertSnappyNameHere's picture

I think he escapes the category via dress and attitude.

Biff Champion's picture

And why are we talking about him like he's not here?

Is this metrosexual? I'm not even sure what a metrosexual looks like...

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minard lafever's picture

cgar, that is really very funny.
you are brilliant at times.

minard lafever's picture

elderberry wine anyone?

InsertSnappyNameHere's picture

Biff, that's more likely flaming!

CGar's picture

"The worst violence most Brooklyn Heighters have seen is Shecky Green killing at the Catskills circa 1963."

Worse than the last time you sang karaoke, Biff?

[Ducks for cover]

More4Less's picture

I believe DH's metro gear is currently in storage along with his fancy furniture. wait till he moves into new pad and gets stuff out of storage. blazers, pointy shoes, fancy leather work bag,....

minard lafever's picture

Biff,
I believe these were the earliest version of the tablet. They came as a set.

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More4Less's picture

Biff, that dude looks like one of DIBS' rent boys / nooners

DeLepp's picture

edward everett horton, another closet homo from the golden age!

InsertSnappyNameHere's picture

Minard, even back then Moses knew better than to ride in the chariot with those in plain view. Damn thieves have been around for centuries :-)

CGar's picture

Robert Moses rode around the City in a chariot???

InsertSnappyNameHere's picture

Ya know, when DH comes back and reads this, he'll be kickin' all your asses!

dh's picture

haha - remember when the "metro" look was in?

InsertSnappyNameHere's picture

Yes, while he drew up plans for which buildings to demolish for a new chariot dirt path. City had hideous traffic back then...a horse doodie could close down a road for a few hours at a stretch! (damn union workers took too long to show up and remove it)

Biff Champion's picture

The tablets wouldn't have been stolen if "Thou Shalt Not Steal" was written in English and not Aramaic!

More4Less's picture

Snappy, if he kicks our asses, we'll be looking for you as you instigated it all

InsertSnappyNameHere's picture

No, Biff was the instigator!

Biff Champion's picture

"Robert Moses rode around the City in a chariot???"

Yes, with Benson pulling him (nh)

cobblehiller's picture

Yes, dona, I'm getting pretty good at reading the ads already.

M4L, We don't actually believe we will end up finding a place here in CH, it's beyond ridiculous, but we're looking here anyway. We're heading over to Kensington/Ditmas this weekend. Seems more in the range of what we're looking for. We squished ourselves into this apt. because of CGar's deck. It was too nice and perfectly located to pass up. We can get double the space over in Kensington/Ditmas for what we want to pay.

minard lafever's picture

That is not Robert Moses, that's the other Moses.
The one who lead his people for forty years through the desert to finally end up in the one part of the middle east without oil.

InsertSnappyNameHere's picture

I'm outta here folks. Nite!

Biff Champion's picture

Kensington/Ditmas is less expensive than Crown Heights? I'm not overly familiar with either area, but this seems surprising to me. Is it the Montrose Morris premium that accounts for this?

cobblehiller's picture

I kinda doubt we'd find a place in Clinton Hill either. But we both like/know it well, so we're looking. We're also considering Prospect Heights, but I'm less enthused than BH. But I haven't crossed it off the list yet. A great place could pop up at anytime. $2600 is more than we want to pay, but it's not ruled out if the place is exactly perfectly what we want.

More4Less's picture

Biff, it was the DCB factor. once he moved in, the gentrification meter just powered up a few notches

cobblehiller's picture

Hmm, prolly not less expensive than Crown Heights, Biff. But I haven't compared them, really.

CGar's picture

"that's the other Moses. The one who lead his people for forty years through the desert to finally end up in the one part of the middle east without oil."

Then how did we end up in Eastern Europe??

More4Less's picture

cobble, that was just a reference pt as you don't need a big 2 bd 2 bath. nice big 1 bdrm units can be had for around 1700-1800.

nite all

dh's picture

crown heights is "cool" now - and now apparently franklin ave is the cutoff for prospect heights. so it's pretty pricey over there.

CGar's picture

"We squished ourselves into this apt. because of CGar's deck"

And I'm very particular about where I raise my tent pole.

minard lafever's picture

Then how did we end up in Eastern Europe??

I believe that was Amzi Hill Moses, who was actually looking for Crown Heights.

cobblehiller's picture

M4L, A BIG one bedroom would suit us fine. Or a 1 bedroom + den type thing. Washington, Willoughby/Greene would be great for us.

dh's picture

also, one bedroom dumps in greenpoint now command btw 1900 - 2300

cobblehiller's picture

We have friends on Bergen near Franklin. They like it, we'd have neighbors that we know/like!

cobblehiller's picture

We're not even looking in Williamsburg/Greenpoint or Bushwick. They're all off our list.

Biff Champion's picture

You don't need to spend that much for a dump. A whole box of Dulcolax is less than $10 at CVS.

minard lafever's picture

evidently bushwick is safer than brooklyn heights. who knew?

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cobblehiller's picture

We haven't ruled out much except what I just mentioned above. I've been looking at ads for all over. And we're going on little walking trips to see how it feels, and what suits us. We're doing a LOT of walking!

DeadCatBounce's picture

An apt in my building just sold for almost the same price I paid: it was unrenovated and on a lower floor. So M4L may be correct.

cobblehiller's picture

Where are you, roughly, DCB?

Arkady's picture

In my opinion, dh looks like a gentleman. The term 'imposing' bespoke, in the context, a thug which he certainly isn't.

cobblehiller's picture

Possibly "imposing" because of his build, he's tall and broad shouldered.

CGar's picture

I think DH looks like a metrosexual thug.

Plus, it's all his fault that rents in Williamsburg skyrocketed.

gay smurf hoodlum's picture

n.m. wish me luck at the vet

*rob*

CGar's picture

Good luck, *rob*. Please let us know how it goes with your dog.

rf's picture

CH is very confusing!
Cobble Hill?
Clinton Hill?
Crown Heights?

I think Cobblehiller's first messages, complaining about disgusting halls, was in COBBLE HILL and Carroll Gardens.

cobblehiller's picture

Yes, I was talking about COBBLE HILL/ CARROLL GARDENS! Terrible, just terrible hallways!

DeadCatBounce's picture

Cobble, I am on Eastern Pkwy, around Classon.
I love the hood, but there is still a rough edge.
Getting better all the time, though.
Great transportation with the 4 and 5, and the 2 and 3.

DeadCatBounce's picture

Unless you meant, where am I now. Still at work, Damn it!!!

denton's picture

funny sexual church signs... rob, there's a couple for you.
http://www.happyplace.com/3695/unintentionally-sexual-church-signs

dibs's picture

My rent boys NEVER look like that, m4l. More like this.....

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dibs's picture

I agree with perry's mandatory vaccination of both girls and boys for HPV. The science is sound and that's the ideal age for this vaccination. We vaccinate kids for other things and all of those should be mandatory as well. It's not about "big government," it's about saving lives.

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