Open Thread
August 12, 2011 7:00 AM - BoerumHillScott

325 comments
August 12, 2011 7:29 AM - Not_Logged_In
Anonymous: Hiya Assholes!
Today is a great day! Wanna know why? Ton of Trust Funds, 401K and Stocks got blown the fuck up!
Oh BTW it's not over, not by a long shot.
Plus I'm hearing FHA is gonna cut the sale guidelines by 50%, that's right 50% so take the offer and get the fuck out!
USPS is gonna Layoff 120,00 workers, that's nice..
Anyway Later Obama Nut Huggers..

The What

I love the smell of Napalm in the morning..
#1
August 12, 2011 8:19 AM - Biff Champion
"USPS is gonna Layoff 120,00 workers, that's nice.."

If a tree falls in the forest...

GM What
Edited at August 12, 2011 8:19 AM
#2
August 12, 2011 8:19 AM - BoerumHillScott
I'm just glad it's Friday.

I've had a long couple of weeks between having guests over, work stuff, and my wife being out of town.
If I can survive today, I'll have a weekend with nothing scheduled followed by a more normal week.
Edited at August 12, 2011 8:19 AM
#3
August 12, 2011 8:57 AM - bfar
Ah, sounds nice. I'm looking forward to working on some photo stuff tomorrow on gov. island; pissed that sunday is supposed to be rainy though- cuts my kid-free shooting days in half, which I can ill afford. (though not as ill as I can afford a babysitter for 8 hours. ;)
#4
August 12, 2011 9:11 AM - BoerumHillScott
Now it looks like the market may have a positive opening.
What a crazy week.

I have read some articles that indicate high volatility will be the new normal for a while.
Edited at August 12, 2011 9:11 AM
#5
August 12, 2011 9:15 AM - dibs
"Ton of Trust Funds, 401K and Stocks got blown the fuck up!"

really???? Where?????
#6
August 12, 2011 9:20 AM - More4Less
no mushroom clouds in sight. nothing but clear blue skies
#7
August 12, 2011 9:22 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
Ton of Trust Funds, 401K and Stocks got blown the fuck up!

people losing their trust funds kinda gives me a wicked sense of glee inside. 401K's i guess that is sad tho. i have no opions on stocks cuz im not exactly sure what stocks mean. but yeah if this economic collapse means less trust fund brats moving here then that is a good thing!!! and i guess parents losing their 401k's could be considered a good thing too cuz they wont be able to send their precious moonfaces anymore monthly allowances!!

thanks what, this week was awful, but you just put me in a good mood. welcome to poverty, bitch!

*rob*

#8
August 12, 2011 9:23 AM - More4Less
Scott, retail sales up is almost as good a good unemployment #'s to this mkt. up up & away we goooo!!!!!!!!!
#9
August 12, 2011 9:27 AM - dibs
Futures indicating up 80 or so.
Edited at August 12, 2011 9:27 AM
#10
August 12, 2011 9:32 AM - dibs
Could anyone really know anything about where you work due to that statement??????


#11
August 12, 2011 9:34 AM - dibs
Here's some personal information:

I'm sitting in a chair in the kitchen, having peach pie for breakfast. I'm on Sandown Road in Danville, NH. I'm looking out the window at the birds, the geese (which should be gassed) and the pond. it couldn't be a lovelier day. That said, I haven't had sex since Tuesday morning.
Edited at August 12, 2011 9:34 AM
#12
August 12, 2011 9:38 AM - InsertSnappyNameHere
gm everyone. rob, you free tonight?
Edited at August 12, 2011 9:38 AM
#13
August 12, 2011 9:38 AM - dibs
My IRA behaved VERY well during the past two weeks. It's VERY defensive in that it holds a lot of high dividend paying stocks. If anyone wants a list of names like that I'll gladly send it on Monday.
Edited at August 12, 2011 9:38 AM
#14
August 12, 2011 9:38 AM - InsertSnappyNameHere
what comment got erased? what happened? what'd i miss?
Edited at August 12, 2011 9:38 AM
#15
August 12, 2011 9:39 AM - CGar
I deleted m4l's comment, *rob*.

Due respect, everyone is entitled to their view of what constitutes personal information about them, and if they don't want it posted, it shouldn't be.
#16
August 12, 2011 9:39 AM - dibs
erase the comments, or im leaving.

*rob*

m4l, PLEASE, put them back up!!!!!
#17
August 12, 2011 9:40 AM - CGar
Yes, dave, please send the list on Monday.
#18
August 12, 2011 9:40 AM - InsertSnappyNameHere
oh, that comment. ok.
#19
August 12, 2011 9:41 AM - Not_Logged_In
Anonymous: Hey guys it's AOK, just keep ignoring everything, just like 2008!
remember that year Assholes???
You're got until the end of the month, everything will resume crash mode!
Today is nothing but short covering, the Ten Year is at 2.17 and that means DEPRESSION Assholes!
Go run out and buy a house if you can get a mortgage ROTFLMMFAO!
It's going to be fun, latter assholes, suck it well..

The What

I love the smell of napalm in the morning..

Edited at August 12, 2011 9:41 AM
#20
August 12, 2011 9:42 AM - BoerumHillScott
I would not classify the info the M4L put up as "personal information," but I respect Rob's right to control what information about him that others post.
#21
August 12, 2011 9:42 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
sorry i get very cranky two weekends a month, financial PMS basically

*rob*

Edited at August 12, 2011 9:42 AM
#22
August 12, 2011 9:53 AM - InsertSnappyNameHere
did everyone go back to bed? fine. sigh. i'll get some work done.
Edited at August 12, 2011 9:53 AM
#23
August 12, 2011 9:57 AM - More4Less
fuck this. this is getting fucking out of hand. that is fucking ridiculous. I took shit from textpert for the IP post. now I get this shit from rob on that????? I'm pissed
Edited at August 12, 2011 9:57 AM
#24
August 12, 2011 9:58 AM - BoerumHillScott
I wish I were back in bed.
Edited at August 12, 2011 9:58 AM
#25
August 12, 2011 9:58 AM - petebklyn
"My IRA behaved VERY well during the past two weeks."-
when did you start dating jewish guys? glad you are so into this diversity thing.
#26
August 12, 2011 9:58 AM - More4Less
that was straight 100% BULLSHIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!
#27
August 12, 2011 9:59 AM - petebklyn
someone give m4l a brownie before he goes postal.
Edited at August 12, 2011 9:59 AM
#28
August 12, 2011 10:00 AM - BoerumHillScott
Is it too early to start drinking?
#29
August 12, 2011 10:00 AM - More4Less
Pete, too late, I'm about to blow a mushroom cloud gasket
#30
August 12, 2011 10:02 AM - dibs
Pete, my first bf was Jewish.

Someone shove a brownie in that guys pie hole.
#31
August 12, 2011 10:03 AM - petebklyn
you blow what you like. i'll blow what i like.
Edited at August 12, 2011 10:03 AM
#32
August 12, 2011 10:04 AM - BoerumHillScott
Have we moved raunch hour to 10:00 am?
#33
August 12, 2011 10:04 AM - dibs
Let's have some sports talk. Pete, are you the pitcher or the catcher???
Edited at August 12, 2011 10:04 AM
#34
August 12, 2011 10:06 AM - petebklyn
I always get stuck on second base
#35
August 12, 2011 10:07 AM - petebklyn
so are you blaming jewish guys for making you gay?
#36
August 12, 2011 10:08 AM - Not_Logged_In
Randolph: People talk a lot about trust fund babies etc....but who has actually met one? Seriously. I haven't.
#37
August 12, 2011 10:08 AM - Not_Logged_In
Randolph: People talk a lot about trust fund babies etc....but who has actually met one? Seriously. I haven't.
#38
August 12, 2011 10:10 AM - BoerumHillScott
I don't think I have ever met any living only off of a trust fund, although I know people who recieve substantial support from their parents.
#39
August 12, 2011 10:11 AM - dibs
I know some trust fund guys. One of them is gay and owns the largest B&B compound in Provincetown and a similar one in Key West. The Brass Key.
Edited at August 12, 2011 10:11 AM
#40
August 12, 2011 10:11 AM - petebklyn
don't know trust fund babies that I can tell. if mean young people that essentially don't really have to work much because of income from family assets.
but my niece's roommate seems to be that sort (never met him though)
#41
August 12, 2011 10:12 AM - Not_Logged_In
Randolph: So were these people lazy a holes or decent people who got delt a sweet hand?
#42
August 12, 2011 10:12 AM - CGar
I know a ton of trust fund babies. Then again, I went to prep school in Connecticut, so that's not terribly surprising.
#43
August 12, 2011 10:12 AM - minard lafever
dibs, are you stocks and bonds considered jackassets?

#44
August 12, 2011 10:13 AM - CGar
They are a mix of both, randi.
Edited at August 12, 2011 10:13 AM
#45
August 12, 2011 10:13 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
People talk a lot about trust fund babies etc....but who has actually met one? Seriously. I haven't.

that's cuz no one talks about their trust funds and they love pretending to be slumming it. they are less in your face about it than say people who are just flat out supported thru parental allowance. i find that most people with trust funds actually have legit careers tho, not the typical moonface with allowance who intern 2 hours a week on a fake farm and sells bedbugs at flea markets on the weekend. yes what im saying is totally stereotypying, but it's flat out the truth.

*rob*

Edited at August 12, 2011 10:13 AM
#46
August 12, 2011 10:13 AM - dibs
The two I know are nice guys.
#47
August 12, 2011 10:14 AM - MontroseMorris
Sorry, but I find the unrelenting glee over people losing everything to be less than stellar, as well. From trust funders to working Joes with 401K's. Crowing over any random "predictions" that happened to come true is one thing, dancing on people's financial graves is just sick. I fail to see why the thought of thousands of people out on the streets jobless and hopeless would give anyone joy.
#48
August 12, 2011 10:15 AM - minard lafever
I may have known some trustfund types in college, it was that kind of college, but the thing is that kids that come from those sorts of backgrounds have really good connections and can land the best paying jobs, so most of them do. Life is not a level playing field.

#49
August 12, 2011 10:16 AM - bfar
I have a trust fund baby.

In that I trust *somebody* will fund it. So far, seems to work out.
#50
August 12, 2011 10:17 AM - petebklyn
read between lines in robs comments and you'll realize he is the trust fundie around here.
#51
August 12, 2011 10:18 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
no one is dancing on peoples financial graves or hoping they are on the streets montrose, stop being such a drama queen. the only glee i get is that if trust funds are shrinking it's a good thing because those kinds of people will less likely come to nyc. sorry if you think that's being mean spirited, i dont particularly see it that way.

*rob*

#52
August 12, 2011 10:18 AM - Arkady
I've known a lot of trust fund recipients (a.k.a. remittance cases) - the Village was teeming w/ them in the old days: lots of drunks at dive bars. Many extremely intelligent but indolent, not having been taught self-discipline & w/ little ego strength. Quite a few I knew died early of liver disease - some, however, lasted incredibly long times as if they were pickled & preserved.
Edited at August 12, 2011 10:18 AM
#53
August 12, 2011 10:18 AM - Not_Logged_In
Randolph: I think what it comes down to is that some people have ambition and a desire to work hard and create things that are meaningful to them and then there are people who are just lazy and don't give a shit and like to think the world is so so unfair and stacked against them....and none of this has anything to do with trust funds. Its just the way you are wired.
#54
August 12, 2011 10:18 AM - minard lafever
in college we used to call people with certain pedigrees "best in show"
they never had to worry about much.

#55
August 12, 2011 10:18 AM - bfar
I don't think I know any straight-up trust funders (well, I'm sure I do, but I don't *know* that I do) but I know plenty of folks who are directly supported by their rich relatives. Or have trust funds which have a lot of money, but aren't their actual source of income (they have jobs, etc., they just have a giant cushion somewhere else).

They are, like most people, a mixed bag of nice people and assholes. Which doesn't mean I'm not in favor of taking their extra money away from them.
#56
August 12, 2011 10:19 AM - dibs
I like Queso Fundito if we are talking about all sorts of funds.
Edited at August 12, 2011 10:24 AM
#57
August 12, 2011 10:20 AM - bfar
"I think what it comes down to is that some people have ambition and a desire to work hard and create things that are meaningful to them and then there are people who are just lazy and don't give a shit and like to think the world is so so unfair and stacked against them.."

And to be clear, there are lots of people who DO have lots of shit stacked against them, and lots of people who have shit stacked in their favor.
#58
August 12, 2011 10:21 AM - minard lafever
queso fundito?
is that puerto rican fondue?
#59
August 12, 2011 10:21 AM - BoerumHillScott
One thing that still surprises me about New York is the quantity and age of money here.
There were certainly super rich families in other places I lived, but they were not very common, and most of their money was less than a generation or two old.

Discussions about "Trust fund babies" never happened, because if they existed it was in very small numbers.
#60
August 12, 2011 10:22 AM - MontroseMorris
I knew some incredibly wealthy people in college, too. Not well, as we didn't hang in the same groups, not by a longshot. Minard is right, they often have connections the rest of us dream about, and are not sending resume's through Monster.com, that's for sure. But I find it a waste of time to be jealous of, or worry about what other people have. It's not a fair world. The best way to maneuver through it is to concede the point, and move on around it as best you can.
#61
August 12, 2011 10:22 AM - Not_Logged_In
Randolph: People that have real shit stacked against them are too busy surviving to complain

#62
August 12, 2011 10:23 AM - Biff Champion
If Mars had earthquakes would they be called marsquakes?
#63
August 12, 2011 10:25 AM - minard lafever
I knew a couple years ago and at a party they got a little tipsy and told me that when they married each thought the other one was a trustfund baby, turns out neither one of them had a dime. They both looked the part though, and absent the real thing, looking the part gets you halfway there.

#64
August 12, 2011 10:25 AM - dibs
It's Mexican, Minard. Try and start living outside your neighborhood.
#65
August 12, 2011 10:25 AM - MontroseMorris
Rob, take a chill pill, I really wasn't talking about you. And you better give up on hoping trust funders, or any of the types you hate, will stop coming here. For whatever this city is, was, or is perceived to be, it's always going to be a magnet for people.
Edited at August 12, 2011 10:25 AM
#66
August 12, 2011 10:25 AM - bfar
scott- It's interesting - nyc has had a fairly constant nouveau riche element, always trying to claw its way into the social aristocracy, while the establishment tried to keep 'em out. The old 'Knickerbockers' vs. the new finance/industrialist types. Still, nothing like the old country's aristocracy of old money.

#67
August 12, 2011 10:25 AM - Not_Logged_In
Anonymous: Yeah I'm gleeful as a motherfucker!
Yep when the retards was blowing up New York no one gave a fuck about people being displaced!
Motherfucker all of 'em!
It's over and where's all the "Brownstone Love" gonna come from? Muah!
Hey suck it well....

The What

I love the smell of napalm in the morning...

Oh M4L if you can't stand the 'Blowback' then.....
ROTFLMMFAO!!!!! ASSHOLE!!!!
#68
August 12, 2011 10:26 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
read between lines in robs comments and you'll realize he is the trust fundie around here.

lol. how funny would that be

*rob*

Edited at August 12, 2011 10:26 AM
#69
August 12, 2011 10:27 AM - minard lafever
Dibs. I didn't realize Bed Stuy had a mexican district.

#70
August 12, 2011 10:27 AM - bfar
Well, if by 'complain' you mean 'agitate for systematic change' then you're right. It's a catch-22.

But if you mean 'people who complain do not, by definition, have actual things to complain about' that's bullshit.
#71
August 12, 2011 10:27 AM - Arkady
Biffy - That's the official NASA name for them!
#72
August 12, 2011 10:28 AM - bfar
si, es muy authentico. llamado 'bedford corners.'

#73
August 12, 2011 10:29 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
But I find it a waste of time to be jealous of, or worry about what other people have. It's not a fair world. The best way to maneuver through it is to concede the point, and move on around it as best you can.

that's true. it can be hard tho. i grew up around some very SERIOUS class envy tho..

*rob*

#74
August 12, 2011 10:29 AM - bfar
(sorry, that's probably not even recognizable as spanish.)
Edited at August 12, 2011 10:29 AM
#75
August 12, 2011 10:29 AM - dibs
"The old 'Knickerbockers' vs. the new finance/industrialist types. Still, nothing like the old country's aristocracy of old money."

Usually these days, the "new ones" have more of it!!!
#76
August 12, 2011 10:30 AM - dibs
Mexican places up on Broadway.
#77
August 12, 2011 10:30 AM - bfar
True then as well; that's what made the aristocrats so touchy.
#78
August 12, 2011 10:31 AM - Biff Champion
I never wore a yellow turtleneck. Then again, I've always hated turtlenecks. Military shirts, on the other hand, are pretty cool. John Lennon proved it's ok for pacifists to wear them. Lenin proved it's ok for Communists to wear them.
#79
August 12, 2011 10:32 AM - minard lafever
Look, everyone finds out at some point that some people sail through life and others have to take the bus or walk.

Edited at August 12, 2011 10:32 AM
#80
August 12, 2011 10:32 AM - More4Less
WHAT, I can blow gasket and move on.
#81
August 12, 2011 10:32 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
you also have to remember that there is a HUGE stigma attached to being poor in the gay community. or being ugly or being fat or being bald or not having a fabulously expensive wardrobe, etc etc etc the list goes on and on. it's a very self-hating lifestyle which is why i essentially shun it.

*rob*

Edited at August 12, 2011 10:32 AM
#82
August 12, 2011 10:34 AM - Arkady
Biffers - What about RCMP shirts? You'd look really spiffy in one of those red uniforms!
#83
August 12, 2011 10:34 AM - petebklyn
perhaps what is a trust funder. he and rob.
he never seems to have a worry in the world.

#84
August 12, 2011 10:34 AM - minard lafever
It's Mexican, Minard. Try and start living outside your neighborhood.

-if Monteros doesn't serve it, I don't know it.

#85
August 12, 2011 10:35 AM - Biff Champion
"Look, everyone finds out at some point that some people sail through life and others have to take the bus or walk."

Where do fold-up bikes fit into this?
#86
August 12, 2011 10:36 AM - BoerumHillScott
I thought bike riding was a sign of pure evil, or is that just bike lanes?
Edited at August 12, 2011 10:36 AM
#87
August 12, 2011 10:36 AM - dibs
I'm quite certain there are a fair number of trust funders up here in NH this week for the antique shows. I saw lots of seersucker!!!
Edited at August 12, 2011 10:36 AM
#88
August 12, 2011 10:36 AM - Not_Logged_In
Anonymous: Oh Good morning Biffers!

The What

Someday this war is gonna end..
#89
August 12, 2011 10:37 AM - Biff Champion
"Biffers - What about RCMP shirts? You'd look really spiffy in one of those red uniforms!"

I'm game to wear any clothing that comes with a handcuff pouch.
Edited at August 12, 2011 10:37 AM
#90
August 12, 2011 10:37 AM - dibs
"you also have to remember that there is a HUGE stigma attached to being poor in the gay community. or being ugly or being fat or being bald or not having a fabulously expensive wardrobe, etc etc"

A friend of mine always said that the worst thing in the world would be "old, gay and poor."
#91
August 12, 2011 10:38 AM - minard lafever
green seersucker is a dead giveaway as are straw boaters.
sigh....I'll never get over him.

#92
August 12, 2011 10:38 AM - dibs
BIFF.....that mountie looks rather Hispanic. Do you have his name and number? I want him to mount me.
Edited at August 12, 2011 10:38 AM
#93
August 12, 2011 10:38 AM - petebklyn
i'm more the exercise bike or treadmill kind of guy. keep going, pushing, and sweating but end up in same place.
#94
August 12, 2011 10:39 AM - minard lafever
old, gay, and poor is bad and very close to old, straight, and poor.

#95
August 12, 2011 10:40 AM - Not_Logged_In
Anonymous: Ruh Roh...
U.S. Money Funds Shun Italian, Spanish Banks
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-08-12/u-s-money-funds-shun-italian-spanish-banks-for-swiss-assets.html

Wow the money shot came fast (pun intended)

The six largest U.S. money market funds have eliminated their lending to Italian and Spanish banks, reduced investments in French banks and are favoring Swiss securities for their $511 billion of assets.

How long before the rest of the Short Bus riders figure out everything is insolvent???!!!!

Suck it well kiddies...

The What

I love the smell of napalm in the morning
#96
August 12, 2011 10:40 AM - Arkady
I knew the guy who wrote the songs for Once Upon A Mattress (Jay Thompson). He did a send up of "Nobody loves you when you're old & gay." It was hilarious but I can't remember all the lyric.

#97
August 12, 2011 10:40 AM - petebklyn
"A friend of mine always said that the worst thing in the world would be "old, gay and poor.""
-- totally not true. the older and poorer I get the gayer I am.
#98
August 12, 2011 10:40 AM - Bedstuymaven
I know two. The don't have regular jobs but, they spend as many hours doing community and charity work. If you met them you would never guess by appearance or their homes - very modest all around.
#99
August 12, 2011 10:41 AM - dibs
"green seersucker is a dead giveaway as are straw boaters.
sigh....I'll never get over him."

When was your "gay phase" Minard???????????
Edited at August 12, 2011 10:41 AM
August 12, 2011 10:42 AM - Arkady
BSM!! Hi!!
Edited at August 12, 2011 10:42 AM
August 12, 2011 10:42 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
i used to hang out with a mad trust funder who had a mansion in new jersey. she used to collect gays like people collect faberge eggs. she blew thru her trust fund (fast), sold every piece of furniture and piece of artwork from the entire mansion except for one room that was all pink and filled with toys (kid toys not sex toys) where she'd smoke crack all day and send some of the gays out to newark on crack runs :-/ i was not part of that scene at ALL but i found it fascinating to be there and observe. it was also the only room that had any heat (they had a space heater in there). they used to send me out to do yardwork.

*rob*
Edited at August 12, 2011 10:42 AM
August 12, 2011 10:43 AM - DeLepp
dibs, kristen bjorn had some good canadian mountie porn with latins. Canada had open immigration from el salvador and nicarauga. What happened to the AC here???
August 12, 2011 10:43 AM - dibs
During the recent turmoil, no money market funds "broke the buck" which was significant.
August 12, 2011 10:43 AM - Biff Champion
DIBS, only if you can find this one's contact info. I guess in order to cut costs, they've been skimping on the female Mountie uniforms.
August 12, 2011 10:44 AM - minard lafever
dibs I was referring to the Great White Wales-on-his-belt Ivy.
Natch.
we were all spurned.
Edited at August 12, 2011 10:44 AM
August 12, 2011 10:45 AM - dibs
BSM....did you see you can post pics here???? Maybe you'd like to post one of your boy toy!!!!!
Edited at August 12, 2011 10:45 AM
August 12, 2011 10:45 AM - Not_Logged_In
Anonymous: "During the recent turmoil, no money market funds "broke the buck" which was significant."
During the recent turmoil, no money market funds "broke the buck" yet which was significant.
Fixed it for ya Dave-O

The What

I love the smell of napalm in the morning
Edited at August 12, 2011 10:45 AM
August 12, 2011 10:48 AM - Biff Champion
Why do people never say "it's only a game" when they're winning?
Edited at August 12, 2011 10:48 AM
August 12, 2011 10:48 AM - dibs
Thanks, DeLepp......
Edited at August 12, 2011 10:48 AM
August 12, 2011 10:53 AM - petebklyn
time to go sit down on the dock. and read the nytimes.
Edited at August 12, 2011 10:53 AM
August 12, 2011 10:53 AM - minard lafever
The way some commentators on TV and in print refer to Spain and Italy, you would think they were talking about backward little economies. I sometimes detect cultural prejudice in these supposedly factual economic reports.
Edited at August 12, 2011 10:53 AM
August 12, 2011 10:54 AM - Biff Champion
DIBS, what did you think of Call of the Wild?
Two Bums Up?
August 12, 2011 10:54 AM - minard lafever
There's not much love lost for France either.
August 12, 2011 10:55 AM - dibs
Well, the Greeks ARE a bunch of lazy louts
August 12, 2011 10:56 AM - Bedstuymaven
boy toy is no more. After 8 years I had to trade him in for a younger more energetic model.
Edited at August 12, 2011 10:56 AM
August 12, 2011 10:58 AM - dibs
Then you won't mind passing on his number?
Edited at August 12, 2011 10:58 AM
August 12, 2011 11:01 AM - bxgrl
From first hand experience I can truthfully say there are few things sexier than a guy in a RCMP uniform. My eyes watered.


Hi, BSM!!
August 12, 2011 11:02 AM - minard lafever
Greece is a tiny economy, but Spain and Italy are in the top twelve world economies.
August 12, 2011 11:03 AM - bxgrl
BSM- are there special vitamins you take?
August 12, 2011 11:03 AM - More4Less
BSM, does the new guy have color belts from various martial arts discipline?
Edited at August 12, 2011 11:03 AM
August 12, 2011 11:03 AM - minard lafever
bx, you're drawn to men in Jodhpurs? Are you a trustfund baby?

Edited at August 12, 2011 11:03 AM
August 12, 2011 11:04 AM - Bedstuymaven
I have your e-mail. I will give it to him. However, I don't think you are his type.
August 12, 2011 11:10 AM - Bedstuymaven
Don't know - have not gotten to the conversation stage yet.
August 12, 2011 11:11 AM - bxgrl
Trustfund baby- oh how I wish! But even us downtrodden can enjoy a nicely filled pair of jodhpurs. And that gorgeous red jacket. Did I mention the shiny leather boots?
Edited at August 12, 2011 11:11 AM
August 12, 2011 11:11 AM - wendybear1
Hi everyone! I'm back from a not fun trip to see my family in Alabama. Tomorrow's my birthday, so I'm trying to decide where to make Scott take me to eat tonight or tomorrow. Ideas?
August 12, 2011 11:13 AM - bxgrl
Happy Birthday, Wendy! Sorry the trip was no fun. Scott- you better make it up to her.
August 12, 2011 11:14 AM - BoerumHillScott
I think it's time for a follow-up trip to White Castle.
Edited at August 12, 2011 11:14 AM
August 12, 2011 11:15 AM - minard lafever
River cafe is always nice, especially on a pleasant evening, sit outside, admire the sunset.
August 12, 2011 11:16 AM - bxgrl
Scott, Scott! Psst- over here! Trust me on this- no. :)
Edited at August 12, 2011 11:16 AM
August 12, 2011 11:16 AM - bxgrl
I love Peaches if you want something close.
August 12, 2011 11:18 AM - More4Less
I sense that Wendy wants to power down a lot of food - to drown out the sorrow. that sounds like a trip to a Chinatown restaurant - ie great eats, big portions, & low prices. then stroll thru little italy / Nolita for desert before heading home
Edited at August 12, 2011 11:18 AM
August 12, 2011 11:19 AM - Biff Champion
Happy Birthday, Wendy!

Scott, how about One if By Land, TIBS?
August 12, 2011 11:20 AM - Bedstuymaven
No special vitamins, just yoga. To set the record straight. I don't go looking for them - they just seem to find me.
Edited at August 12, 2011 11:20 AM
August 12, 2011 11:21 AM - More4Less
BSM, they find you like "Bear to Honey"?
August 12, 2011 11:22 AM - Biff Champion
Is Cialis considered a vitamin?
Edited at August 12, 2011 11:22 AM
August 12, 2011 11:22 AM - Bedstuymaven
Happy Brithday Wendy!!!
August 12, 2011 11:22 AM - minard lafever
I find Chinatown on a Friday night gruesome, same for Little italy, tourist-ville.
you want to dine somewhere al fresco today. lots of nice places on Smith Street with nice back yards.

August 12, 2011 11:24 AM - Biff Champion
Scott, if you want to stay local, try Prime Meats on Court Street.
August 12, 2011 11:24 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
the GINORMOUS indoor mall food court in flushing.

*rob*

August 12, 2011 11:25 AM - Bedstuymaven
Like moths to a flame.
August 12, 2011 11:26 AM - More4Less
Minard, not those restaurants I have in mind.
Edited at August 12, 2011 11:26 AM
August 12, 2011 11:27 AM - Biff Champion
show me round your fruitcage
'cos I will be your honey bee
open up your fruitcage
where the fruit is as sweet as can be
August 12, 2011 11:27 AM - Slopefarm
If it's a really nice night, sit upstairs on the roofdeck at Alma. Great views of Manhattan and harbor.


August 12, 2011 11:29 AM - rf
Peaches is nice but Peaches Hothouse is more romantic. And closer. But of course the River Cafe...
Edited at August 12, 2011 11:29 AM
August 12, 2011 11:31 AM - minard lafever
dow up 1%, nasdaq up .5%
-I'll take it.
maybe, if we're lucky. we will end the week flat?

August 12, 2011 11:31 AM - BoerumHillScott
Thanks for the good suggestions.
We don't go out to eat often, but I am already finding that we are getting into a rut of going to the same 5 or so places.
Alma and Peaches both look especially nice, and in my price range.

Edited at August 12, 2011 11:31 AM
August 12, 2011 11:33 AM - BoerumHillScott
In other news, Brownstoner has another article on dog crap. I think this is the 4th in 5 days.

Is that a topic we should be exploring more here?
Edited at August 12, 2011 11:33 AM
August 12, 2011 11:33 AM - More4Less
in some respects, I hope those massive toll increases proposed by the MTA does pass so I can use that as reason for why my ass wont be showing up to the NJ office. It appears the increase is to pay for the massive (~$2.7B) over-run at the ground zero construction. Come on DIBS, bust our your rants for MTA or was that Benson's area (ie you only do Amtrak)
Edited at August 12, 2011 11:33 AM
August 12, 2011 11:33 AM - Biff Champion
Scott, I posted last week that River Deli on Joralemon was very good and not too pricey. Could be a nice change of pace, although probably very crowded on a Friday.
Edited at August 12, 2011 11:33 AM
August 12, 2011 11:34 AM - minard lafever
The river cafe is not bad (expense wise) if you go for cocktails outside, they have a nice noshing menu too.
It is a nice place for a special occasion.
The roofdeck at Alma sounds really nice too. never been there, but I bet its nice.
Of course there is always Monteros for a nightcap.

August 12, 2011 11:35 AM - Slopefarm
No. Given the market segregation between the two sites, I think litter box misuse would be a better topic here to build the brand and clientele. Let the brownstoner brand own the dog poop association. (How the mighty have fallen.)
August 12, 2011 11:35 AM - BoerumHillScott
I thought the huge toll increases being discussed now are from the PANYNJ, not the MTA.

I also read that they want to raise the fare on PATH to be $2.75, which seems totally outrageous for such a small system.
Edited at August 12, 2011 11:35 AM
August 12, 2011 11:36 AM - Biff Champion
"Of course there is always Monteros for a nightcap."

And it's karaoke night. Nothing sets the mood like belting out "Birthday" by the Beatles in an old sailors dive bar.
Edited at August 12, 2011 11:36 AM
August 12, 2011 11:37 AM - Not_Logged_In
Anonymous: The River Deli is very delish as well with fun casual atmosphere they are at 32 Joralemon St
only down side is cash only but the prices are very fair
August 12, 2011 11:37 AM - minard lafever
I've always said that American mass transit systems are the government's way of telling you to buy a car.
August 12, 2011 11:38 AM - Biff Champion
The old joke in Toronto was that the TTC (Toronto Transit Commission) actually stood for "Take The Car".
August 12, 2011 11:39 AM - bxgrl
We certainly have a range of consultants on litter box issues. I believe we did once discuss the relative merits of different kinds of cat litter, did we not, arkady?
August 12, 2011 11:41 AM - More4Less
Scott, yeah, PA. the tunnel & bridge crossings increases are huge:
http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/manhattan/pa_plays_hide_and_sneak_at_wtc_4kyVQ9LTVwRJ0HtDwECbIO
Edited at August 12, 2011 11:41 AM
August 12, 2011 11:42 AM - Arkady
Yes. Consensus was that World's Best actually is.
August 12, 2011 11:44 AM - minard lafever
My vote is nay for cat or dog feces related topics.

August 12, 2011 11:45 AM - rf
PATH crosses a big river and goes long distances. And the alternatives (buses, trains) are much, much more expensive.
August 12, 2011 11:45 AM - bxgrl
have you tried the Feline Pine clumping litter?
August 12, 2011 11:46 AM - BoerumHillScott
The WTC reconstruction costs seem beyond insane.

The new transit center is now budgeted at $3.4 billion, and will not have any additional service or platforms beyond what the "temporary" station has offered for the last 7 years.
Edited at August 12, 2011 11:46 AM
August 12, 2011 11:46 AM - bxgrl
minard- this site is just too classy. we need to drag it down and through the litter box every once in awhile :-)
August 12, 2011 11:48 AM - minard lafever
The toll increases were a red herring.
No way Christie or Cuomo would approve those kinds of hikes.

Edited at August 12, 2011 11:48 AM
August 12, 2011 11:51 AM - minard lafever
"this site is just too classy"

I suppose you are right with all the talk of johdpurs, trustfunds, and seersucker.
But I think Dibs does a fine job of dragging it down already.

August 12, 2011 11:51 AM - MontroseMorris
Speaking of what we were speaking of before:
August 12, 2011 11:52 AM - More4Less
Minard, issue is what/how will that over-run be solved/plugged - ie if they dont spank us on tolls for the over-run, they're going to fire PA employees and/or reduce employee benefits/pensions?
August 12, 2011 11:55 AM - DeadCatBounce
I used to be friendly with a true trust fund baby. He spent his summer flying model airplanes and his winters ice sailing.
August 12, 2011 11:55 AM - BoerumHillScott
The PA is in a tough spot when it comes to funding because they don't receive direct government subsidies like other agencies do.

They can shift money between ports, airports, real estate, bridges and tunnels, and PATH, but eventually the bottom line needs to be zero or above.
August 12, 2011 11:58 AM - rf
I wonder how much "waste, fraud and abuse" can be cut, not that it will!

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/12/nyregion/fiscal-austerity-creates-pain-for-some-but-not-all.html
August 12, 2011 12:00 PM - minard lafever
The Port Authority has more money than Canada.

August 12, 2011 12:04 PM - dibs
Saraghina has a wonderful outdoor area
August 12, 2011 12:06 PM - dibs
Beaches closed in Chatham on the Cape after a great white sighting. Six seals found partially eaten.
August 12, 2011 12:10 PM - dibs
Pete, are you on silverdaddies??? There's a new poster from Btooklyn named Pete. The only pic is of his bum in a lacy ladies thong????
August 12, 2011 12:12 PM - minard lafever
"Six seals found partially eaten"
-picky sharks or flavorless seals?

August 12, 2011 12:17 PM - minard lafever
"Six seals found partially eaten"

it's true that sometimes you have to go through 4, 5, 6 seals before you find a good one.

August 12, 2011 12:18 PM - dibs
The first five didn't have the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval
Edited at August 12, 2011 12:18 PM
August 12, 2011 12:27 PM - CGar
Not made by Sealtest obviously.
August 12, 2011 12:31 PM - bxgrl
But sealed with a shark's kiss
August 12, 2011 12:32 PM - Arkady
Covered in sealing wax w/ sides of cabbages & kings.
August 12, 2011 12:35 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
it has just occurred to me that i have not left the nyc limits in three years.

*rob*

Edited at August 12, 2011 12:35 PM
August 12, 2011 12:37 PM - CGar
Hope their packaging was resealable.
Edited at August 12, 2011 12:37 PM
August 12, 2011 12:38 PM - CGar
But, I'm sure you've left the City on the Internet many times in the past 3 years, *rob*.
August 12, 2011 12:40 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
well ya

*rob*
August 12, 2011 12:42 PM - minard lafever
rob, why don't you drop in on dibs this weekend?
he told us where he is staying. I took that as an open invitation.

August 12, 2011 12:42 PM - BoerumHillScott
I don't think I've gone more than 2 months without leaving the city.

I have not driven a car in the last 14 months. Before then I don't think I had gone more than 2 weeks without driving since the time I turned 15.
August 12, 2011 12:55 PM - petebklyn
no I am not on silverdaddies!
August 12, 2011 12:57 PM - petebklyn
lunch time and brownstoner stilldoesn't have 6 months ago or open house picks up yet.
August 12, 2011 1:03 PM - CGar
Pete is on silvergrandaddies!
August 12, 2011 1:06 PM - More4Less
wow, dylan ratigan's recent rant state of current US financial affairs on his show is really going viral on youtube. dude really knows how to say it with gusto
August 12, 2011 1:13 PM - petebklyn
why go for silver when solid gold is worth so much more.
Edited at August 12, 2011 1:13 PM
August 12, 2011 1:14 PM - Not_Logged_In
Anonymous: "lunch time and brownstoner stilldoesn't have 6 months ago or open house picks up yet."

I told ya'll Brownstoner is on auto pilot and his nanny defended him.

The sad thing is this place fucking sucks, BHS is not trying to improve it and Brownstoner is fucking dead.
Thanks for proving me right ----> ya'll are just a bunch of "Edmucated Assholes" !!!!!

The What

Someday this war is gonna end..
August 12, 2011 1:16 PM - infinitejester
I'm dying laughing at the What's last comment.
August 12, 2011 1:20 PM - Arkady
So long as we're enjoying ourselves, what earthly diff does it make to anyone else? That's as inane as censorship.
August 12, 2011 1:23 PM - Slopefarm
The shark only ate six seals because the others were quick enough to get away. They were walrusted.
August 12, 2011 1:33 PM - Slopefarm
"Thanks for proving me right ----> ya'll are just a bunch of "Edmucated Assholes" !!!!!"

Why? Because we like to chitchat and joke around? BHS put this site together so we could sustain our OT. No one has any expectations that he will turn it into something more. BHS works and this does not appear to be a business gig for him. It's just an online water cooler. Not sure why you care so much what BHS does with the site.

August 12, 2011 1:38 PM - petebklyn
the big baby just wants attention and gets all anxious when not getting it.
August 12, 2011 1:40 PM - bxgrl
Talk about mad envy-that's your problem, What. You can't stand not being the center of attention or that someone, even the much-reviled Jon, can do something you can't. As for BHS- you must not be paying attention. He's been adding improvements and we've all been talking about what we want to do and how to do it. Don't like it here? By all means please post your whiny crap somewhere else. We aren't interested. Or didn't you get that memo?
Edited at August 12, 2011 1:42 PM
August 12, 2011 1:52 PM - Biff Champion
"They were walrusted."

Tusk, tusk, that was bad...
August 12, 2011 1:54 PM - Slopefarm
"Tusk, tusk, that was bad..."

Otterly predictable, biff.

August 12, 2011 1:56 PM - bxgrl
Don't have a cow, but the proper term was "udderly." :)
August 12, 2011 1:59 PM - MontroseMorris
You must love us "edumacated a-holes" because you just can't keep away. I think you post every single day that you are not coming back. And yet, like clockwork, here you are......
August 12, 2011 2:00 PM - MontroseMorris
"Kiss by a shark", by Seal.
August 12, 2011 2:02 PM - Biff Champion
"Kiss by a shark", by Seal."

That song makes me happy as a Klum

Edited at August 12, 2011 2:02 PM
August 12, 2011 2:04 PM - Slopefarm
These sea puns are getting lame. Put some mussel into it, folks!
Edited at August 12, 2011 2:04 PM
August 12, 2011 2:05 PM - bxgrl
Hey -watch that, chum!
Edited at August 12, 2011 2:05 PM
August 12, 2011 2:06 PM - BoerumHillScott
I guess it's too late to put in a strict "No Puns" policy?
August 12, 2011 2:07 PM - minard lafever
Rob, i have a schedule of buses you can take to Danville, New Hampshire to visit Dibs.
If you take the 10:30 tomorrow morning you will be there by cocktail hour! Brilliant!

August 12, 2011 2:08 PM - BoerumHillScott
I think we should make it a group trip to Danville.
August 12, 2011 2:11 PM - minard lafever
I think we should make it a group trip to Danville.

Now you're talking! I can fit seven in my car.
I'm in the mood for seal burgers.

August 12, 2011 2:20 PM - MontroseMorris
Hi Dibs, we're heeeerrree!
Edited at August 12, 2011 2:20 PM
August 12, 2011 2:22 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
how my gonna get ON the bus if i have no damn money!

did i just "how my" jesus

*rob*

Edited at August 12, 2011 2:22 PM
August 12, 2011 2:29 PM - minard lafever
"Hi Dibs, we're heeeerrree!"

-we know you're in there, open the damn door!!

August 12, 2011 2:37 PM - Deleted
whats up bitches?
August 12, 2011 2:37 PM - More4Less
hey a signed contract is NOT BINDING till the deposit check is deposited into the bank right?
August 12, 2011 2:39 PM - More4Less
who that?

flash the sign if you claim to be him
August 12, 2011 2:45 PM - CGar
I've never known dave not to leave his back door wide open.
Edited at August 12, 2011 2:45 PM
August 12, 2011 2:45 PM - CGar
'sup Holmes?!
August 12, 2011 2:46 PM - Deleted
man - it's fuckin nice outside today.

you know who i hate? brooklyn rental brokers. apparently the fees now are 10-15% instead of one month's rent and the bait-and-switching is as high as ever.

and brownstone owners who rent their stuff by owner want you to submit to a prostate exam before they'll let you live and subsidize their mortgage.
Edited at August 12, 2011 2:46 PM
August 12, 2011 2:47 PM - Bedstuymaven
hey a signed contract is NOT BINDING till the deposit check is deposited into the bank right? Does the contract require an earnest money deposit?
August 12, 2011 2:50 PM - More4Less
DH, if you're going to get probed, might as well explore the other option I was telling you. the monthlies is actually lower - good amount lower.
Edited at August 12, 2011 2:50 PM
August 12, 2011 2:50 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
that's awful DH. seriously i think landlords need to back the f*ck up sometimes and not be so anal about who they "let live" in their crappy apartments.

*rob*

August 12, 2011 2:50 PM - Bedstuymaven
hey a signed contract is NOT BINDING till the deposit check is deposited into the bank right? Are you talking about an "offer to purchase" or "contract for sale"
Edited at August 12, 2011 2:50 PM
August 12, 2011 2:52 PM - More4Less
BSM, am asking regarding a signed contract to buy a place. The Chinaman is looking to move back to Manhattan - BK priced me out
Edited at August 12, 2011 2:52 PM
August 12, 2011 2:53 PM - More4Less
BSM, to buy (so I can say bye bye to expensive BK)
August 12, 2011 2:55 PM - Deleted
yeah m4l - but have to cough up mad cash up front for downpayment.
August 12, 2011 2:56 PM - Deleted
but seriously though - there are better deals in manhattan as far as rentals go. i've seen nice one bedrooms available in UWS doorman bldgs for around the same price as dingy walk ups in BoCoCa. Crazy town.
August 12, 2011 2:57 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
oh jeez are they telling you to buy!?! dont. that's a suckers game!

*rob*

August 12, 2011 2:57 PM - Deleted

August 12, 2011 2:58 PM - Deleted
i ain't buyin shit in brooklyn, ever. 5 more yrs it will be just as bland as manhattan, and the exodus will reverse.
August 12, 2011 3:03 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
manhattan is NOT bland tho really. manhattan has REAL glamour. the people who clamor on about how uncool manhattan are and how much better brooklyn are just not well connected, glitzy, and beautiful those three things are what makes manhattan appealing. true glamor, not the phoney baloney DIY farm to table wannabe artist modern day brooklyn. there's no point of living in manhattan if you are not rich and beautiful because you wont be able to enjoy the things that are ONLY available to the rich and/or beautiful.

*rob*

August 12, 2011 3:06 PM - More4Less
DH, yeah it's crazy shit with BK rents. I aint complaining as I'm going to be the landlord but it's crazy from an unbiased standpoint. when I started renov at the crown pad, mkt was maybe 2k but more probable 1850 or so. 3 months later, mkt is maybe 2.4k but more probable around 2.1k. during those 3 months, econ got worst but yet up it goes. it just doesn't feel sustainable.
August 12, 2011 3:08 PM - More4Less
DH, you need to find a place where you'll rent forever so one day the pad becomes rent stabilized / controlled.
Edited at August 12, 2011 3:08 PM
August 12, 2011 3:11 PM - Deleted
it probably is sustainable, m4l - sure, rents are high - but it's also insanely competitive to get into one of these high rent places.

i've seen absolute DUMPS for 2k - 2.3k in primo hoods (and non - like greenpoint) - and they get snatched up in a day or have like 10 people putting in applications.

housing stock in greenpoint is so substandard it's not even funny. anyone who buys a house up there and does a nice reno with rental units will make bank.

that's why the lux rental bldg up there is getting 2,700 a month for one bedrooms up on Green St. People want to be up there but don't want to live in squalor.
August 12, 2011 3:11 PM - Bedstuymaven
M4L - When I did real estate, I never had an occassion where someone signed a contract with handing over a check for the earnest money. Most contracts are written so the seller has the option to release the buyer from the contract based on the buyers inability to get financing or if there was a cloud or title or defect in the property. Not sure about this. Maybe DIBs knows. I will call a friend who is an active broker and ask her.
August 12, 2011 3:16 PM - Bedstuymaven
M4L - contract is valid.
August 12, 2011 3:19 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
so someone has to make 108,000 dollars a year to live in a one bedroom in greenpoint then? that's just fucking depraved. this city is NOT worth these prices. everything is the same these days there is very little that makes nyc special to have these insane prices. oh but i guess that 2700 dollar a month bedroom is designed for a young lame moonface "couple" BARF. a lovely little starter rental apartment at 2700 dollars for two moonfaces to play house in. BARF x 10


*rob*

August 12, 2011 3:24 PM - infinitejester
That's true, rob, but there's no jobs elsewhere.
August 12, 2011 3:24 PM - Deleted
pretty much rob
August 12, 2011 3:26 PM - Deleted
someone should do an analysis on the rentals on the market for a certain neighborhood and the income required to rent them vs neighborhood median income.
August 12, 2011 3:29 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
That's true, rob, but there's no jobs elsewhere.

there are no jobs here either. and these filthy vermin come here and depress current wages!


*rob*

August 12, 2011 3:33 PM - Deleted
you're anger is misplaced if you're blaming people coming here working for low wages.
working unpaid internships or whatever is all under the guise of getting experience to one day get a job that pays well in their field of preference. it's business owners taking advantage of the current job market that are the real scum.

real trust funders don't work anyways.
Edited at August 12, 2011 3:33 PM
August 12, 2011 3:35 PM - Bedstuymaven




someone should do an analysis on the rentals on the market for a certain neighborhood and the income required to rent them vs neighborhood median income.

DH - Someone might give you a grant to do just that. Get one with a housing subsidy
Edited at August 12, 2011 3:35 PM
August 12, 2011 3:35 PM - bxgrl
Ha, rob- MM and I had the same conversation about Brooklyn the other day. We've lost all sense of proportion when it comes to rents and buying in NYC. If it keeps up they're going to put a moat filled with crocodiles around Manhattan,and BoCoCa- you going to see Richland, wasteland (gotta have a buffer) and Poorland. the Bronx and Staten Island will become Prison Land- kind of like a theme park for felons.
August 12, 2011 3:41 PM - infinitejester
Quote I heard once, "What is living in New York supposedly preparing us for?"
August 12, 2011 3:41 PM - Bedstuymaven
bxgrl - Can we make Manhattan the prison colony.
Edited at August 12, 2011 3:41 PM
August 12, 2011 3:42 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
lol bxgirl hahah

*rob*

August 12, 2011 3:43 PM - bxgrl
And I agree with DH who the real scum are. And immigrants, even illegal ones, do add to the economy. They aer consumers, they buy food, clothing, pay rent, etc. Some of them even pay into the social security system- money which they won't get when they retire.
August 12, 2011 3:44 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
does anyone have a moment to spare and can do me a favor? can you call this number 212-473-6571 (it's gamestop) and ask how much trade in credit and how much cash they give for used DS Lite's? i dont really feel like talking to any gamestop employees at the moment but i want to see how much they buy old DS lites for in cash.

*rob*

Edited at August 12, 2011 3:44 PM
August 12, 2011 3:44 PM - Deleted
true bsm - and it's not really too far outside of my current skillset to mine and analyze data like that.


i just find all these articles in local papers about gentrification so one sided as far as focusing on the social (race) aspects of it and not really the economic aspects of it.

pretty much every article is "oh shit, white peeps are moving to bed stuy" so what??
August 12, 2011 3:45 PM - More4Less
BSM, could you make that happen now so I can wiggle out of the contract and ask to renegotiate given it's a prison colony now?
Edited at August 12, 2011 3:45 PM
August 12, 2011 3:45 PM - bxgrl
Sure, BSM- that way we can start a security protection business to protect the wealthy who will then have to live in less easily protected areas. It'll create jobs! And with all those security jobs, we can buy more and better weapons! Then we'll become rich, retire and hire ourselves to protect us- it's a win-win. :)
August 12, 2011 3:46 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
my statement was not about immigrants, it was about moonfaces depressing wages and putting up with being unpaid chronic interns until they are 45 years old. of course employers are going to see an unlimited supply of idiots who come to live here in nyc to work for free. grrrrrrr


*rob*

August 12, 2011 3:47 PM - Not_Logged_In
Anonymous: Yeah, you know you've lost your mind when you look at an apartment rental for $3000 a month, and go "Oh, that's not bad." That's $36,000 a year, just to lay your head on a pillow. That's more than the median income of many neighborhoods, including the one I'm in. If you leave the city and go 100 miles upstate, that's about a 50% downpayment on a halfway decent house.
August 12, 2011 3:47 PM - dibs
Sorry I missed you all. I was out in the barn, hiding up in the cupola.
August 12, 2011 3:47 PM - MontroseMorris
Whoops, forgot to sign in. The $3000 rant was me.
August 12, 2011 3:48 PM - More4Less
BSM, thanks for looking into my question. think the deposit check is "clearing" now so it's binding for sure. was asking before cause I saw the listing was still doing open houses etc AFTER the contract was signed but check not deposited yet hence why I was wondering if seller was purposely not depositing the check yet and holding out for better offer
Edited at August 12, 2011 3:48 PM
August 12, 2011 3:49 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
the ONLY people who write such idiotic articles such as "white peeps are moving to bed stuy" ARE those same white people.

*rob*

August 12, 2011 3:50 PM - Bedstuymaven
pretty much every article is "oh shit, white peeps are moving to bed stuy" so what?? - The journalist get to make it a race issue or a poor versus rich issue. The same kind of population shifts are happening in other areas - but who cares that south asians are moving to Bensonhurst.
Edited at August 12, 2011 3:50 PM
August 12, 2011 3:50 PM - dibs
m4l, you're buying a place???? Where???
August 12, 2011 3:51 PM - dibs
"who cares that south asians are moving to Bensonhurst."

Stupid question
August 12, 2011 3:54 PM - Bedstuymaven
The contact is binding as long as it is signed. If he backed out, you could sue for specific performance.
August 12, 2011 3:54 PM - Deleted
is that why i saw dibs in bensonhurst last weekend with a big net?
August 12, 2011 3:55 PM - MontroseMorris
'the ONLY people who write such idiotic articles such as "white peeps are moving to bed stuy" ARE those same white people."

That's because for far too many people, NO neighborhood has any validity until it's "discovered" by trendy white folks. Write up a couple of articles in the Times and New York magazine and watch the people pour in, especially for "authentic" food.

Ooohhhh, getting way too cynical here today.
Edited at August 12, 2011 3:55 PM
August 12, 2011 3:56 PM - Bedstuymaven
is that why i saw dibs in bensonhurst last weekend with a big net?

LOL -
August 12, 2011 4:00 PM - Bedstuymaven
especially for "authentic" food.

Within a few years of their arrival all the especially for "authentic" food is gone, replaced by fusion and nouvelle cuisine.
Edited at August 12, 2011 4:00 PM
August 12, 2011 4:03 PM - dibs
Well I for one am glad that white hipsters brought foie gras donuts to the ghetto
Edited at August 12, 2011 4:03 PM
August 12, 2011 4:04 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
yep! "authentic" artisinal tacos made in yup trucks from people whose only experience with Mexico is on the internet!

*rob*

Edited at August 12, 2011 4:04 PM
August 12, 2011 4:06 PM - More4Less
DH, sunset park will be as far as DIBS will go into south BK
August 12, 2011 4:07 PM - Deleted
well - he used to go for canarsie for ass - i wouldn't understimate his drive!!
August 12, 2011 4:08 PM - dibs
Canarsie usually come to me, dh.
August 12, 2011 4:09 PM - More4Less
DIBS, yep, my ass moving back to Manhattan.
Edited at August 12, 2011 4:09 PM
August 12, 2011 4:10 PM - BoerumHillScott
rob, those people have probably had authentic eco-tours of the Yucatan, followed up by getting wasted in Cancun.
Edited at August 12, 2011 4:10 PM
August 12, 2011 4:15 PM - dibs
Speaking of mexico, rob, here's where I stayed in Curnavaca.....


Edited at August 12, 2011 4:15 PM
August 12, 2011 4:18 PM - dibs
Here's the room i'm sitting in now....
Edited at August 12, 2011 4:18 PM
August 12, 2011 4:24 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
is that a civil war bayonet on your mantle!? and ugh, please dont post pictures of those ugly ass birds anymore.


*rob*

August 12, 2011 4:26 PM - Biff Champion
"is that a civil war bayonet on your mantle!?"

...or are you just happy to see me?
Edited at August 12, 2011 4:26 PM
August 12, 2011 4:29 PM - More4Less
DH, that dude is from Canarsie. quite different than DIBS going there.
August 12, 2011 4:30 PM - More4Less
DIBS, that room is very historically accurate looking - ie like what one sees going to a museum.
August 12, 2011 4:30 PM - Biff Champion
When I looked at that room, banjos started playing in my head.
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August 12, 2011 4:33 PM - dibs
m4l, the whole house is a museum!!!!
August 12, 2011 4:33 PM - Arkady
Biffy - Dr. Chomsky wants to know if you can read music in your head so you can hear the banjos or if you are pre-cognitive.
August 12, 2011 4:36 PM - Biff Champion
Tell Dr. Chomsky that I'm premature, not pre-cognitive.
August 12, 2011 4:39 PM - minard lafever
here's a photo from St. John the Divine's Biblical Garden.
Sorry Rob.
Edited at August 12, 2011 4:38 PM
August 12, 2011 4:41 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
i think i see a bullwhip hanging on the wall

*rob*

August 12, 2011 4:42 PM - dibs
Actually, Minard. That one IS scary!!!!
Edited at August 12, 2011 4:42 PM
August 12, 2011 4:45 PM - minard lafever
LOL!
Here's a closer look
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August 12, 2011 4:46 PM - More4Less
male peacock comes across gay'ish - ie all that colorful weather sprouting out from tush area then shaking it to attraction others for sex. that's Gay
Edited at August 12, 2011 4:46 PM
August 12, 2011 4:46 PM - BoerumHillScott
I think I may be blind now.
August 12, 2011 4:47 PM - More4Less
minard's white peacock looks cool - better than the rainbow color ones
August 12, 2011 4:47 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
GTFOH WITH THAT MOONFACE PEACOCK!!!!

*ROB*

August 12, 2011 4:49 PM - dibs
Why is The Booth so boring???? I'm getting impure thoughts about spicing it up!!!
August 12, 2011 4:51 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
it looks like Glinda the good witch eeeks

*rob*

August 12, 2011 4:51 PM - dibs
Tonight is a Sturgeon Moon....The fishing tribes are given credit for the naming of this Moon, since sturgeon, a large fish of the Great Lakes and other major bodies of water, were most readily caught during this month. A few tribes knew it as the Full Red Moon because, as the Moon rises, it appears reddish through any sultry haze. It was also called the Green Corn Moon or Grain Moon.
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August 12, 2011 4:52 PM - minard lafever

Dibs, we should be there in Danville tomorrow around fourish.
I'll bring the gin, be sure to have plenty of tonic and limes around.


August 12, 2011 4:52 PM - More4Less
DIBS, if you going to spice it up, give me forewarning so I do freaking go into there while at work and have the pics get me fired right on the spot
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August 12, 2011 4:52 PM - BoerumHillScott
Dave, you did not like the pictures I put in the Booth yesterday?
August 12, 2011 4:53 PM - BoerumHillScott
just never go into the booth from work.
August 12, 2011 4:53 PM - More4Less
Scott, those pics nearly got me in big F'ing trouble
August 12, 2011 4:54 PM - dibs
Minard, tomorrow we will be at the cottage on Winnesquam Lake. It's another hour north
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August 12, 2011 4:56 PM - dibs
BHS, you mean in the breast thread, right.
Edited at August 12, 2011 4:56 PM
August 12, 2011 4:57 PM - BoerumHillScott
That would be the thread I was talking about.
August 12, 2011 4:59 PM - dibs
I have a pic of my Mexican bf's naked butt. I assume that's the sort of thing we all want to see in the booth, right???

Should I take a poll???
August 12, 2011 5:01 PM - More4Less
DIBS, yes, that's what the booth is for
August 12, 2011 5:02 PM - dibs
m4l sounding rather curious!!!!
August 12, 2011 5:02 PM - BoerumHillScott
Sounds like Booth material to me.
August 12, 2011 5:06 PM - More4Less
DIBS, not curious but just impartial. that is indeed booth material as Scott is also saying.

actually more interested to see his guns - ie how big are they that it's definitely bigger than Xing's
Edited at August 12, 2011 5:06 PM
August 12, 2011 5:09 PM - dibs
WARNING CUIDADO WARNING CUIDADO

DO NOT OPEN THE BOOTH IF YOU ARE AT WORK!!!!!!!!!
Edited at August 12, 2011 5:09 PM
August 12, 2011 5:10 PM - Bedstuymaven
Human peacock. The men dance for the women..
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wodaabe
August 12, 2011 5:14 PM - dibs
Well there's also the big cock show at most Thai go go bars!!!! When I took a straight colleague to see one his first remark was "Are those real?"

LOL


August 12, 2011 5:21 PM - dibs
According to a new poll, Casey Anderson is the most hated person in America.

I guess Blankfein and Tony Hayward can breathe a sigh of relief!!!
August 12, 2011 5:35 PM - More4Less
I suspect Scott will get some more requests for booth access
August 12, 2011 5:36 PM - dibs
Why is booth access restricted anyway???
August 12, 2011 5:43 PM - BoerumHillScott
It was Rob and Jessi's idea, but my interpretation was that if the booth got busy, potentially offensive threads would not be displayed by people who did not want to them, and people would not accidentally stumble on offensive content without having first asked for the access.

It also has the side benefit of not being visible to Google or non booth members searching site .
August 12, 2011 5:44 PM - BoerumHillScott
Good evening every one. I think I'm done for the day.
August 12, 2011 5:47 PM - minard lafever
dibs, I went into the booth, your friend Queso Fundado has a very nice even tan.


August 12, 2011 5:56 PM - dibs
Cocktails just started...5:45 is the rule here. There are lots of rules!!!
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August 12, 2011 5:56 PM - dibs
Minard, that's his naturally dark color, not a tan. You should see him tan. He'd make Montrose look like a ghost compared to him.

That's what Mexicans from the southern mountain areas look like. You need to get further south than Atlantic Ave.
Edited at August 12, 2011 5:59 PM
August 12, 2011 5:58 PM - bxgrl
Had a beautiful walk around the nabe- dave, those pictures of the place you stayed make me insanely jealous! So beautiful.
August 12, 2011 6:03 PM - dibs
OK...guests here. Gotta go. Have a great night everyone.
Edited at August 12, 2011 6:03 PM
August 12, 2011 6:07 PM - MontroseMorris
I'm a tad on the light side of dark, so I don't know what you are talking about.
Edited at August 12, 2011 6:07 PM
August 12, 2011 6:07 PM - minard lafever
"You need to get further south than Atlantic Ave."

has everyone else noticed that dibs is always giving me geographical advice?
August 12, 2011 6:10 PM - minard lafever
montrose, pay no attention to dibs, he's probably already three sheets to the wind.