Monday OT
August 15, 2011 6:52 AM - dibs
I left this on Sunday to come back here! :(

308 comments
August 15, 2011 7:03 AM - BoerumHillScott
Welcome back to the real world.
Edited at August 15, 2011 7:03 AM
#1
August 15, 2011 7:18 AM - dibs
Anyone get wet basement????
#2
August 15, 2011 7:47 AM - BoerumHillScott
Looks like the MTA has recovered from the rain, as well as a fire that happened Friday evening at the W 8 - Aquarium F, Q stop on Coney Island.


#3
August 15, 2011 7:48 AM - Arkady
I got a trickle - less than in other storms; I suppose because of wind direction.
#4
August 15, 2011 8:13 AM - Bedstuymaven
Just a little damp
Edited at August 15, 2011 8:13 AM
#5
August 15, 2011 8:30 AM - Not_Logged_In
Anonymous: I haven't been home yet so don't know.
#6
August 15, 2011 8:42 AM - infinitejester
The hatch for roof access to my building (just a weighted block that sits over the hole) is right outside my apartment door; a standard amount of debris there when I went out this morning.
#7
August 15, 2011 9:00 AM - petebklyn
I haven't been home yet either. but am sure there will be dampness....my contractor is supposed to do some waterproofing but I don't think got it done before this storm.
#8
August 15, 2011 9:00 AM - infinitejester
I find trying to determine what makes a comment get "Highlighted" on NYTimes.com is fascinating.
Edited at August 15, 2011 9:00 AM
#9
August 15, 2011 9:01 AM - petebklyn
proof that all rich people are not dishonest and super-greedy and liars...
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/15/opinion/stop-coddling-the-super-rich.html?src=me&ref=general

Wish all people and politicians would read.
#10
August 15, 2011 9:07 AM - Not_Logged_In
Anonymous: I'm assuming that's the Warren Buffett story.

I agree on higher taxes for those making over $1MM
#11
August 15, 2011 9:09 AM - Arkady
pete - I was going to post that but under a seductive tiny url so people would be more likely to read it.
Edited at August 15, 2011 9:09 AM
#12
August 15, 2011 9:12 AM - petebklyn
important that he pointed out that higher taxes are not 'job killers' as has become the mantra of the right-wing. It has become cliche that they can't even make a speech with including phrase 'job-killing taxes'.
#13
August 15, 2011 9:14 AM - More4Less
suppose to be lots more rains this whole week so with grounds saturated, flooding risk everywhere
#14
August 15, 2011 9:15 AM - BoerumHillScott
A big point of the Buffet article seemed to be that it is unfair to tax capital gains a lower rate than "earned" income.

I tend to agree with this. As he pointed out, capital gains and dividend taxes do not keep people from investing, although they can influence the types of investments made.
#15
August 15, 2011 9:17 AM - BoerumHillScott
I'd stay away from the waterfront for a while. A lot of sewage probably got released without treatment yesterday.
#16
August 15, 2011 9:18 AM - petebklyn
what impresses me most about Buffett is he seems to love this country and
realize not all about money...
Seems to me that moneyed class , investment community, financial and the big corporations have lost any sense of patriotism -- has become totally about themselves, shareholders, etc. An outcome of 'global market' perhaps.
#17
August 15, 2011 9:19 AM - More4Less
Pawlenty didn't last long in the race. Hope he wasn't really a supposedly good candidate. if he was, then crap, it's time to campaign for fat boy to run soon. cause, not loving the current batch of alternatives yet
#18
August 15, 2011 9:26 AM - BoerumHillScott
I'm not a big fan of the current crop, but between Romney's war chest, Bachmann's media appeal, and Perry's potential, I don't see any other serious candidates being brave enough to step into the ring.
#19
August 15, 2011 9:27 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
Seems to me that moneyed class , investment community, financial and the big corporations have lost any sense of patriotism -- has become totally about themselves, shareholders, etc.

the monied elite and big business owners dont consider themselves Americans anymore, they condisder themselves Global citizens. which is fine i guess if you want america to slowly slide into third world status.

*rob*

Edited at August 15, 2011 9:27 AM
#20
August 15, 2011 9:30 AM - Not_Logged_In
Anonymous: I always thought you were a "global citizen" rob
Edited at August 15, 2011 9:30 AM
#21
August 15, 2011 9:36 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
i am a global citizen. on the internet

*rob*

Edited at August 15, 2011 9:36 AM
#22
August 15, 2011 9:38 AM - BoerumHillScott
I was just looking at the site's google statistics, and the number one search term that returns a link to our site is "gay smurf"

I just tested searching for that, and we show up mid way through the 5th page.

Query Impressions
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lifeinbkln.com 30
smurf banner 12
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#23
August 15, 2011 9:40 AM - denton
"I tend to agree with this. As he pointed out, capital gains and dividend taxes do not keep people from investing, although they can influence the types of investments made."

We used to believe in something called the 'Protestant work ethic'. For most of the history of this country, taxes were lower on earned income than income from dividends and capital gains. The rationale was that income from the sweat of one's brow was cleaner than slothful income.
Edited at August 15, 2011 9:40 AM
#24
August 15, 2011 9:43 AM - Not_Logged_In
Anonymous: "slothful income????"


Bite your tongue.
#25
August 15, 2011 9:44 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
so i am like completely nearly 100 % deaf in my right ear. ugh. ive always been about 75% deaf in it but this weekend i noticed i literally cannot hear ANYTHING in it anymore. have to go see a doctor again. had multiple operations on it as a kid, but im not what they did. grrr. im always asking people to repeat themselves when they talk to me face to face and it's starting to annoy people.

*rob*

#26
August 15, 2011 9:46 AM - Slopefarm
scott,

As everyone here knows, my vote in the general election is really not in play. On paper, Perry looks to me to be the strongest GOP candidate, both primary and general. He's got the money, the base, covers the economic and social issues consistent with where much of the GOP is, and offers the starker and more sincere contrast to Obama than Romney would. For someone on the right, he's got a much better shot at appealing to the middle than Bachmann does. Romney might be a strong GOP candidate in ordinary times, but he's got too much weird flip flopping in his record. But I reserve opinion on Perry until I see him tested in the spotlight for a few months. Once you announce you are on a different playing field. As for Pawlenty, anyone who would base something as unscientific and unrepresentative as last week's straw poll as the basis to withdraw is just not cut out for the rough and tumble of the campaign. Straw poll was really just an excuse-- the real reason was Perry's entry into the race. Not room for the both of them and Pawlenty wasn't getting traction.
#27
August 15, 2011 9:48 AM - Not_Logged_In
Anonymous: I'm wondering if Perry's gay trysts will come to light.
#28
August 15, 2011 9:51 AM - bfar
gay smurf trysts?
Edited at August 15, 2011 9:51 AM
#29
August 15, 2011 9:53 AM - Not_Logged_In
Anonymous: Apparently his wife caught him once or so I was told when I was up in NH. He's also supposed to have had a fling with one of his personal chefs.

Who knows.
#30
August 15, 2011 9:54 AM - rf
Too many anons! Please sign in, all, or at least sign your posts!
#31
August 15, 2011 9:56 AM - InsertSnappyNameHere
hurry and get yer kicks...spam on the forum, pic of nekkid woman attached!
Edited at August 15, 2011 9:56 AM
#32
August 15, 2011 9:58 AM - dibs
Why did I get logged out???
#33
August 15, 2011 9:58 AM - InsertSnappyNameHere
lol...did you all run over there? it's the toothbrush post. in case you missed it! preverts...ya'll are a bunch o preverts! :-)
Edited at August 15, 2011 9:58 AM
#34
August 15, 2011 9:58 AM - bfar
On the hits, I assume the smurf thing is related to its popularity as a search term in light of the new smurf movie.

which is, as I recall, a 3D epic about *rob*.

#35
August 15, 2011 10:08 AM - bfar
Uh, no of course I didn't run over there.

And a lovely toothebrush it was.
Edited at August 15, 2011 10:08 AM
#36
August 15, 2011 10:11 AM - dibs
We have a venue right here for posting naughty pics. It's called The Booth!!!!
Edited at August 15, 2011 10:12 AM
#37
August 15, 2011 10:11 AM - Arkady
How does something like that get past the censors while legit questions sometimes languish for hours?
Edited at August 15, 2011 10:11 AM
#38
August 15, 2011 10:13 AM - dibs
The censors are apparently asleep or don't read thir own blog.

Of course the What believes it's automatic as part of the software!!!!!
#39
August 15, 2011 10:15 AM - InsertSnappyNameHere
No longer waits to post forum posts. They go up immediately now. When i was doing the post for the party over the weekend and the first one I put up, they went in immediately. Flag button is there so I guess they rely on readers to flag the bad ones as inappropriate. I flagged the post, but I guess the moderators are still in bed.
Edited at August 15, 2011 10:15 AM
#40
August 15, 2011 10:16 AM - InsertSnappyNameHere
ah, it's gone now
#41
August 15, 2011 10:17 AM - Slopefarm
LOL, snappy. Nice to see how much the discourse is elevated over there following termination of the OT. But, jeez, if your spouse/partner/significant other is naked in the next room while you are brushing your teeth and you want a looksee, just turn the f%ck around. You don't need a toothbrush camera.
#42
August 15, 2011 10:19 AM - InsertSnappyNameHere
ROFL! Indeed, Slopey, indeed. No need to spy in that case. But, for the preverts with general guests, well, I suppose it could come in handy! Dave, care to weigh in? :-)
#43
August 15, 2011 10:20 AM - More4Less
that sounds like a train wreck happening in slow mode over there
#44
August 15, 2011 10:21 AM - dibs
I have one of those heat lamp bulbs in my master bath (ensuite in case you were wondering) and a few guys have asked if it was a camera!!!!


#45
August 15, 2011 10:22 AM - InsertSnappyNameHere
Dave, you naughty, naughty boy! I won't even ask you if you film your escapades...we'll leave that knowledge for the folk who join the booth (I'm way too chicken to join that thing!)
#46
August 15, 2011 10:23 AM - Biff Champion
Smart-ass responses to completely well-meaning signs.

http://www.happyplace.com/4286/brilliantly-sarcastic-responses-to-completely-well-meaning-signs
#47
August 15, 2011 10:24 AM - dibs
Snappy, there's a very nice butt shot of my Mexican friend in The Booth.
Edited at August 15, 2011 10:24 AM
#48
August 15, 2011 10:27 AM - InsertSnappyNameHere
boy bum? no thanks!
#49
August 15, 2011 10:28 AM - InsertSnappyNameHere
ok...gotta get some stuff done. later losers!
#50
August 15, 2011 10:28 AM - Slopefarm
Just for the record, we are not that high tech @ chez slopey. Can't even figure out why the friggin wii is on the fritz, or why my interwebs keep slowing down.
#51
August 15, 2011 10:33 AM - InsertSnappyNameHere
one quick question...my yogurt expired 4 days ago. think it's still safe to eat?
Edited at August 15, 2011 10:33 AM
#52
August 15, 2011 10:34 AM - petebklyn
just spent last 15 minutes reading about the rick perry rumors. interesting.
#53
August 15, 2011 10:35 AM - dibs
Pete, I didn't see anything specific on google. Where'd you find them?
#54
August 15, 2011 10:36 AM - BoerumHillScott
Dairy can be tricky, and I've had stuff go bad days before the date or stay good for week after.
I'd give it a smell and go for it if it seems OK.
#55
August 15, 2011 10:38 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
yogurt is only bad if the container is bloated, and that would need to be like 2 years passed expiration date. (literally just read about this the other day) your yogurt is totally fine.

*rob*

#56
August 15, 2011 10:38 AM - InsertSnappyNameHere
I feel terrible tossing it, but I tend to have a sensitive tummy and I'm afraid to eat it! Crap. Guess I'll pitch it to be safe and just go out and buy breakfast. So much for saving money...
#57
August 15, 2011 10:39 AM - dibs
Has the yoghurt had anything added to it, "Mexican style?"
#58
August 15, 2011 10:39 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
read about in a freegan / dumpster diving manifesto i saw in some rag or online

*rob*


#59
August 15, 2011 10:39 AM - petebklyn
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2006527/Possible-Republican-presidential-candidate-Rick-Perry-battling-gay-rumours--seven-years-denial.html
Edited at August 15, 2011 10:39 AM
#60
August 15, 2011 10:42 AM - InsertSnappyNameHere
Ick! no, dave. then there'd be no question..i'd have just had it messengered to your office :-)

ok...back to work. ciao!
Edited at August 15, 2011 10:42 AM
#61
August 15, 2011 10:42 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
thedailymail lolz

*rob*

#62
August 15, 2011 10:50 AM - brooklynheightsivyIII
Good morning, all.
#63
August 15, 2011 10:50 AM - Arkady
You can't trust a news outlet that uses 'reigns' for 'reins'. Are there any more reliable sources on Perry?
Edited at August 15, 2011 10:50 AM
#64
August 15, 2011 10:51 AM - dibs
Good morning, BHI.
#65
August 15, 2011 10:53 AM - BoerumHillScott
The rumors on Perry seem to be pretty weak.
His political enemies have been looking for years, and have not come up with anything resembling real evidence yet.
#66
August 15, 2011 10:55 AM - petebklyn
all rumors are unsubstantiated.....but reading some of the articls seems like that rumors go back quite some time. I just sent email to friend and he said old news. But if he makes serious primary run...will be hard to keep out of media. IMHO....if Sarah is against him she'll be the 1st to make the innuendos. If she is for him...she'll lambaste anyone who brings them up.
Edited at August 15, 2011 10:55 AM
#67
August 15, 2011 10:55 AM - brooklynheightsivyIII
Arkady, I am not sure the United States has ANY reliable news sources. Ex: Ron Paul is a "fringe candidate" because he believes the U.S. should end endless wars but Rick Perry's extremist religious views just make him more Texan. I have decided to stop reading any newspapers that are printed in English.
Edited at August 15, 2011 10:55 AM
#68
August 15, 2011 10:58 AM - Not_Logged_In
Anonymous: Hiya Assholes..
Let's go!
This place is still a fucking dump, you had a whole weekend to fix this place up!
So much for a college edmucation.
Will someone tell Brownstoner Race Baiting is out of style *Muah*, the Mutant Asset Bubble has imploded.
So white people will fight black people for the right to rob white people!
Oh BTW the layoff tsunami comes this way, wow that QE bullshit worked out well!
Suck it well..

The What

I love the smell of napalm in the morning!
#69
August 15, 2011 10:58 AM - Arkady
BHI - The only other language I can read is French - not gonna trust those outlets!
#70
August 15, 2011 11:01 AM - brooklynheightsivyIII
I agree that the Ricky Perry gay rumors are weak, but when it comes to such rumors, smoke generally leads to flames. However, there tends to be an expectation that anti-gay self-haters always crash and burn in some rent boy scandal, but there is a pervasive hidden culture of men who happen to have sex with other men and it never becomes public. There has always been a subculture of such activity in our military and the participants never "come out" or are "outed." They view the interaction as purely sexual and regardless of the eradication of D.A.D.T., that type of man will never "come out." In Perry's case, if he does in fact have sex with other men, the increasing spotlight will only make that activity riskier from a publicity standpoint.
#71
August 15, 2011 11:02 AM - Legion
lol on the Perry question,

So at this point we have an anonymous poster posting this "scandal" in anonymous brooklyn blog .

We have an article by the Daily Mail which quotes anonymous sources stating unsubstantiated claims.

Ok,
how about a
-witness
-participant
-letter
-photo
-blue dress with DNA
etc
etc

...until then, it all spells one thing FEAR on the opposing side.

Funny thing is, he would only gain even more independents if it were proven.

On a side note, this is quite fascinating and has been brought up in Right Wing e-mails and such.
Does President Obama have any past relationships aside from Michelle? If so, why haven't they stepped up to say anything good or bad? As voters we really shouldn't care about it, but it is an interesting point in a discussion about potential Presidential candidates.
#72
August 15, 2011 11:03 AM - Slopefarm
Whether true or not, GHWB's rumors of infidelity went nowhere. In this media environment, it would be much more difficult to suppress any substantiating info over the course of the entire campaign. But if not true, I doubt the rumors would hurt much.

BHI, what is your language and media outlet of choice for the acquisition of well-vetted news?
#73
August 15, 2011 11:03 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
I am not sure the United States has ANY reliable news sources.

Nickelodeon Teen News is pretty reliable and unbiased actually.

*rob*

Edited at August 15, 2011 11:03 AM
#74
August 15, 2011 11:04 AM - rf
Still waiting to hear about Mr. Bachman.
#75
August 15, 2011 11:05 AM - Arkady
"..., he would only gain even more independents if it were proven." but lose the right wing. Barney Franks is a Democrat.
#76
August 15, 2011 11:06 AM - Legion
I like to watch Al Jazeera,

It seems they always have a reliable, anti-American point of reference.

#77
August 15, 2011 11:08 AM - Legion
Arkady,
... at this point, against Obama,
Stalin wouldn't lose the Right Wing. ;o)
#78
August 15, 2011 11:08 AM - Biff Champion
What's worse, tossing yoghurt or tossing salad?
#79
August 15, 2011 11:12 AM - Arkady
"Stalin wouldn't lose the Right Wing. " No surprise there - they espouse much of what he endorsed.
#80
August 15, 2011 11:15 AM - Legion
Now now,
Arkady,
We all know which President's picks for cabinet position are avid supporters of Mao/Stalin/Marx.
Hint, they weren't Republicans.
#81
August 15, 2011 11:15 AM - CGar
GM, all. Please forgive my unfashionably late arrival, but I've been tied up all morning (and not in the good BDSM sense).
#82
August 15, 2011 11:16 AM - BoerumHillScott
Can we just cut to the chase and start comparing both Obama and the GOP front runners to Hitler?
#83
August 15, 2011 11:17 AM - minard lafever
certain papers like the NYT and the WSJ have such institutionalized ways of spinning the news that one can compensate for it because it is consistent and predictable. In fact reading both of those journals daily can afford a certain balance similar to an old-fashioned sink with separate "hot" and "cold" faucets. The comfort zone is in between.
Edited at August 15, 2011 11:17 AM
#84
August 15, 2011 11:17 AM - Biff Champion
CGar, everything ok? Late start for you.
What were you busy with?
Edited at August 15, 2011 11:17 AM
#85
August 15, 2011 11:19 AM - brooklynheightsivyIII
I read French and German newspapers. Le Monde is a favorite simply for the editorial pages...sorry, Arkady. Berliner Zeitung is another favorite. Alas, I am required to read financial newspapers that are in English for my work, but from a personal standpoint, I am at least making an attempt at protest. If only I could get all my news from the New York Review of Book and French Vogue.
Edited at August 15, 2011 11:19 AM
#86
August 15, 2011 11:21 AM - brooklynheightsivyIII
I only read the NYT Style section. Apart from the wedding announcements, crossword puzzle and Bill Cunningham, the rest gets bundled into balls and ends up in the fireplaces.
#87
August 15, 2011 11:22 AM - brooklynheightsivyIII
Fabulous new avatar, Minard. I lurvv it!
#88
August 15, 2011 11:23 AM - Legion
The German papers have the funniest arts sections.
I'm particularly fond of Der Sprockets.
Edited at August 15, 2011 11:23 AM
#89
August 15, 2011 11:24 AM - minard lafever
Cunninghams' style piece yesterday on sunflowers was really remarkable. He is amazing. How does he come up with that week after week?
#90
August 15, 2011 11:26 AM - brooklynheightsivyIII
B.C. has a heightened sense of "seeing." Having that much passion for beauty as well as the ability to focus and interpret what one is experiencing is a fascinating skill set.
#91
August 15, 2011 11:26 AM - Arkady
"New York Review of Book" - ugh! Severely in need of editing (both the post & the publication.)
Edited at August 15, 2011 11:26 AM
#92
August 15, 2011 11:27 AM - Arkady
What was w/ the woman w/ the glasses & odd expression, though?
#93
August 15, 2011 11:28 AM - CGar
"CGar, everything ok? Late start for you.
What were you busy with?"

All good, Biff, thanks. You know I don't kiss and tell, but, suffice to say, my "company" left last night before she removed my wrist restraints, and I'm totally exhausted from freeing myself, not to mention that I made kindling of my headboard.
#94
August 15, 2011 11:28 AM - BoerumHillScott
Minard, I agree with your take on the NYT and WSJ.

I would much prefer getting my news from a source that is consistent with somewhat high standards, even if there is a bias in it.
Edited at August 15, 2011 11:28 AM
#95
August 15, 2011 11:30 AM - minard lafever
Fabulous new avatar, Minard

Thanks BHI.
Jack Benny wearing Le Corbusier glasses -how can I go wrong?
#96
August 15, 2011 11:31 AM - CGar
(And I hope my Puma doesn't mind that I posted that in a public forum.)
#97
August 15, 2011 11:32 AM - CGar
Beautiful pic, dave. Is that your backyard in Bed Stuy?
#98
August 15, 2011 11:33 AM - dibs
Don't be such a beach, CGar
#99
August 15, 2011 11:34 AM - Arkady
I really laked it too, dibs.
August 15, 2011 11:35 AM - Arkady
CG - Water you doing telling everyone about your carrying on?
August 15, 2011 11:36 AM - Legion
"What was w/ the woman w/ the glasses & odd expression, though?"

Arkady,
That's Mike Meyers doing his German Artiste character on Saturday Night Live.
This was a classic skit through the 90's in which Meyers' character, Dieter, alternated between "artsy" non-sequiters like ;"Now it's time to touch my monkey" and interesting guests.
It poked fun at the general American notion that German humor is odd and non-sensical.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHZR9SA5pOg


August 15, 2011 11:36 AM - dibs
Well, it's right near the dock.
August 15, 2011 11:37 AM - Arkady
Legion - I was talking about a shot by Cunningham in the Times yesterday.
August 15, 2011 11:40 AM - Legion
...so was I.
August 15, 2011 11:40 AM - dibs
"the general American notion that German humor is odd and non-sensical"

And then there are the Hitler videos....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIEyfikXW9k&feature=related
August 15, 2011 11:42 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
i actually read the new york times and wall street journal everyday. not sure why tho.

*rob*

Edited at August 15, 2011 11:42 AM
August 15, 2011 11:42 AM - CGar
"CG - Water you doing telling everyone about your carrying on?"

Water sports are good fun, Puma.
August 15, 2011 11:42 AM - Slopefarm
Just don't mention the war, dibs.
Edited at August 15, 2011 11:42 AM
August 15, 2011 11:43 AM - Legion
kidding.
August 15, 2011 11:44 AM - Slopefarm
Actually, anyone remember the segment of Hill Street Blues when two of the cops were helping promote a comedian named "Dick Hitler"? After overcoming the name and getting him a gig, he turned out to be narcoleptic and fell asleep on stage during his debut.
Edited at August 15, 2011 11:44 AM
August 15, 2011 11:48 AM - minard lafever
Mike Meyers aka Shrek.

August 15, 2011 11:49 AM - brooklynheightsivyIII
Speaking of cops...I was issued a ticket while riding my bicycle on Bank Street this morning. I was mortified.
August 15, 2011 11:50 AM - dibs
What was the violation, BHI????
August 15, 2011 11:52 AM - Legion
"I was issued a ticket while riding my bicycle on Bank Street this morning. I was mortified."

BHI,
Well that's your problem right there. Why were you riding your bicycle as someone named Mortified?
You can't go around impersonating emotions without expecting some kind of blowback.
August 15, 2011 11:52 AM - dibs
I wouldn't be adverse to getting ticketted by these guys...
Edited at August 15, 2011 11:52 AM
August 15, 2011 11:53 AM - minard lafever
were you riding your bike wearing only your boater? ... again?


Edited at August 15, 2011 11:53 AM
August 15, 2011 11:53 AM - brooklynheightsivyIII
Operating on the sidewalk. I reached a point on Bank Street near the corner with Magnolia Bakery where there was no space on the street due to a Con Ed truck and workers with orange cones, etc. etc. I rode up on to the sidewalk in order to DISMOUNT and walk my beloved Pashley around the chaos. Apparently, the three feet of sidewalk I covered while on my bike warranted a $95 ticket.
August 15, 2011 11:53 AM - dibs
Those cops would get some "blowback" from me, Legion!!!!
August 15, 2011 11:55 AM - Legion
ha ha dibs,
I bet!
August 15, 2011 11:55 AM - brooklynheightsivyIII
DIBS: That picture reminds me of a party I went to once in Berlin. I asked:"Oh, is it a theme night?" and was given very confused and pitiful looks.
August 15, 2011 11:58 AM - brooklynheightsivyIII
Minard: I actually found some vintage-looking cycling caps when I was last in Paris. They resemble cricketing caps and do not blow off like boaters. As much as I would prefer to sport a boater while on my Pashley, one loathes losing accessories to unruly breezes or speed-induced friction.
Edited at August 15, 2011 11:58 AM
August 15, 2011 11:58 AM - Arkady
'averse', dibs, not at all adverse for you.
August 15, 2011 12:00 PM - brooklynheightsivyIII
WNYC is wrapping up a 20-minute debate about whether or not Sesame Street should identify Bert and Ernie as a gay, married couple.
Edited at August 15, 2011 12:00 PM
August 15, 2011 12:02 PM - wendybear1
Ok, I'm nicer now that I've finally had coffee. I had blood work done this morning, so it was nothing but water beforehand.

How is everyone?
Edited at August 15, 2011 12:02 PM
August 15, 2011 12:04 PM - Legion
I'm good wendybear. Thanks for asking.
I'm afraid BHI however, is starting rumors about Bert and Ernie just for political gain.
Edited at August 15, 2011 12:04 PM
August 15, 2011 12:04 PM - minard lafever
Bert and Ernie are puppets made of felt and yarn.
And their encounters with Rick Perry have been totally innocent.

August 15, 2011 12:05 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
WNYC is wrapping up a 20-minute debate about whether or not Sesame Street should identify Bert and Ernie as a gay, married couple.

that's beyond retarded. it's not like they even slept in the same bed!

*rob*

Edited at August 15, 2011 12:05 PM
August 15, 2011 12:09 PM - Slopefarm
It's the love that dare not speak its name on government-funded television. Don't people have better things to worry about? Is CTW really thinking of going through with this? Reminds me of the Parks and Recreation episode when Amy Poehler performed a wedding ceremony for two male penguins.
Edited at August 15, 2011 12:09 PM
August 15, 2011 12:14 PM - rf
Children's Television Workshop, the producers of Sesame Street, said, They are puppets, stupid!
August 15, 2011 12:15 PM - brooklynheightsivyIII
The producers of Sesame Street are firmly against any sexualization of the iconic felt duo. Apparently, when Brian Lehrer is on vacation WNYC picks story ideas out of a hat at the West Side Club.
Edited at August 15, 2011 12:15 PM
August 15, 2011 12:15 PM - bfar
muppets thing fairly silly... although a frog dating a pig is pretty odd.

August 15, 2011 12:16 PM - More4Less
that's it. I will no longer tolerate it. it's been long enough.

Slopey, load your avatar or BE GONE!!!!!!!!!
August 15, 2011 12:18 PM - More4Less
CGar, sorry. I just realized you left me that msg to come over and cut you free. Next time, you tie her up.
August 15, 2011 12:20 PM - minard lafever
Didn't the frog and pig get married at some point? I agree, that's weird!

August 15, 2011 12:22 PM - dibs
I just went back to my new favorite Mexican cart for a burrito. Is there an age limit that a guy has to be in order too work in one of these?? I think I may have committed a felony.
August 15, 2011 12:22 PM - BoerumHillScott
I believe that Kermit and Ms. Piggy got married at the end of the masterpiece "Muppets take Manhattan"

However, that was a product of the Jim Henson corporation and not affiliated with CTW or Sesame Street.

And I will now go be depressed that I know those facts.
August 15, 2011 12:24 PM - dibs
West Side Club?????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
August 15, 2011 12:24 PM - dibs
From craigslist today:

Slim 25yo asian looking for someone who shares my fetish for lycra and superheroes.
Would love to put on a spiderman suit and play with another guy in one too.
I just love the feel and look of it!

If you're interested, send me an email with your stats (kinda matters when things are skin tight) and a little bit about your interest in it.


August 15, 2011 12:24 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
Janis from the muppets was my first childhood crush

*rob*

Edited at August 15, 2011 12:24 PM
August 15, 2011 12:28 PM - BoerumHillScott
So Dave, when are you meeting him?
August 15, 2011 12:28 PM - Slopefarm
Muppet parody of Bohemian Rhapsody is second only to snark's.
August 15, 2011 12:31 PM - Arkady
The Bert & Ernie nuptial idea wasn't from CTW - it was all over radio news yesterday as the idea of some unaffiliated group.
August 15, 2011 12:32 PM - More4Less
Slopey, you aint Pete so please load you avatar - even that trump look alike one will do
August 15, 2011 12:33 PM - brooklynheightsivyIII
Yes, Dave, the WSC
August 15, 2011 12:35 PM - More4Less
BHI, welcome back. you showing up to the gathering to give me the autograph I requested last time?
August 15, 2011 12:35 PM - dibs
I have frequented the ESC on occasion
August 15, 2011 12:48 PM - brooklynheightsivyIII
What gathering?
August 15, 2011 12:49 PM - dibs
Montero's would be considered a "gathering."
Edited at August 15, 2011 12:49 PM
August 15, 2011 12:50 PM - brooklynheightsivyIII
Ah, is there a formal invitation floating about?
Edited at August 15, 2011 12:50 PM
August 15, 2011 12:51 PM - brooklynheightsivyIII
I am off to Chelsea for lunch. See you later...
August 15, 2011 12:51 PM - minard lafever
from now on, when referring to Monteros we call it the "west side club" OK?
-as in west of Hicks Street.
Edited at August 15, 2011 12:51 PM
August 15, 2011 12:52 PM - dibs
yes, there is

August 15, 2011 12:53 PM - dibs
West Side Club is a gay sauna, Minard. As is the East Side Club.
August 15, 2011 12:59 PM - minard lafever
West Side Club is a gay sauna,
LOL! I was picturing a posh paneled library with stodgy staff.
OK, thank you for the correction.

August 15, 2011 1:08 PM - Slopefarm
In other news of interest to baseball fans and Brooklyn old-timers, it turns out Ralph Branca's mom was jewish and that he lost a bunch of family in the holocaust. My first thought was what benson's reaction would be to having this long-time Brooklyn Dodger icon (albeit the one who threw the home run pitch to Bobby Thomson) and devout catholic discovered to be jewish (matrilieal descent and all that). My second thought was, oh great, another thing to blame on the jews.
August 15, 2011 1:15 PM - infinitejester
The Giants were stealing signs at that game. Thomson knew what pitch was coming.
August 15, 2011 1:16 PM - Arkady
Jesus was a Jew & is now considered Christian so why should it matter?
August 15, 2011 1:18 PM - dibs
Jesus didn't throw the pitch, Arkady.
August 15, 2011 1:19 PM - infinitejester
I have the day off. My hairstylist left the salon I used to use; now he does house calls. A little short, but still, well worth it.
August 15, 2011 1:20 PM - BoerumHillScott
Jesus was a Jew? I don't believe it.

Next, you will probably try to tell me he was not American.
August 15, 2011 1:21 PM - dibs
what difference does it make how tall your hairstylist is, as long as he can see the top of your head??????

Edited at August 15, 2011 1:21 PM
August 15, 2011 1:21 PM - dibs
Well, none of the guys named Jesus whom I know are Jews.
August 15, 2011 1:22 PM - infinitejester
He cut it a little short, I meant. There were some guys cleaning up the detritus outside my apartment door; perhaps they wondered what was up.
August 15, 2011 1:23 PM - Slopefarm
It is a Brooklyn heresy to say this, but I fault the Dodgers for the sign-stealing. You should assume the other team is trying to steal signs and protect your signals accordingly. Not rocket science. It's part of the game.

PS For believers, Jesus was Christ, but I don't think you can call him christian. Buddha was Buddha, not a buddhist, as he was not a follower of Buddha. Mohammed's followers, but not Mohammed, are muslims. Etc.
August 15, 2011 1:24 PM - dibs
Just read this on a profile on Silverdaddies....

"Successful educated well dressed gent, interested in meeting dapper sophisticated men. Suits, tuxedos, smoking jackets and cigars always get my attention."

And here's his profile pic...



August 15, 2011 1:24 PM - minard lafever
an old story told about two Parisians in Gertrude Stein's salon:
first person: Is she a Jew?
second person: worse than that!


August 15, 2011 1:24 PM - More4Less
Jester, does your hair stylist have long finger nails, comments about how soft, hard, dry, etc is your hair?
Edited at August 15, 2011 1:24 PM
August 15, 2011 1:27 PM - infinitejester
No, lead singer in a punk band. He trims the ear hair of his bandmates, he told me.
August 15, 2011 1:31 PM - Arkady
Slopey - John the Baptist dunked him - I think that qualifies.
August 15, 2011 1:41 PM - dibs
Arkady, you need to brush up on the details. John "anointed" Jesus. There was no Christianiity before that.
August 15, 2011 1:44 PM - More4Less
jester, your stylist is pretty cool then. my old stylist from eons ago had the long nails, played with my hair commenting how dark it was etc. and the $28 was too much for my "just cut it short" haircut. been with my current $5 barber since.
Edited at August 15, 2011 1:44 PM
August 15, 2011 1:46 PM - dibs
"my old stylist from eons ago had the long nails, played with my hair commenting how dark it was etc."

Sounds like he was trying to pick you up.
August 15, 2011 1:49 PM - Arkady
I just read 'Good Man Jesus & The Scoundrel Christ', dibs, in which Jesus is immersed by John.
August 15, 2011 1:50 PM - dibs
Yes, I know Jesus was immersed by John.
August 15, 2011 1:53 PM - Slopefarm
Yes, but I think various sects were immersing/baptizing people as a religious rite in the region before there was a christianity. John the Baptist didn't make that up when he met Jesus. By definition, I think to be a christian you have to be a believer in or follower of Christ.
Edited at August 15, 2011 1:53 PM
August 15, 2011 1:55 PM - Arkady
But I've been called a Christian!
Edited at August 15, 2011 1:55 PM
August 15, 2011 1:56 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
am i the only man here who DOESNT have a "stylist!?"

*rob*

Edited at August 15, 2011 1:56 PM
August 15, 2011 1:58 PM - Slopefarm
Are you? I really meant it in the sense of tense, not the extent of belief. Only Jesus's followers and believers are christians, not Jesus himself.
Edited at August 15, 2011 1:58 PM
August 15, 2011 1:58 PM - dibs
rob, I go to a barber in Philly.
Edited at August 15, 2011 1:58 PM
August 15, 2011 2:00 PM - Arkady
No, Slopey, I'm not. People hear my name & see my white hair & demure demeanor & assume I am.
August 15, 2011 2:01 PM - BoerumHillScott
Wendy usually cuts my hair.
Yes, I am that cheap.
August 15, 2011 2:04 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
i cut my own. there's a disaster every blue moon, for the most part never having to pay for such an idiotic expense like a haircut (even 10 dollars is too much for a man's haircut) and there are men who get a trim and pay 30 dollars. whaaaaat? nuts. no wonder shampoo costs so damn much. (i dont buy shampoo either)


*rob*

August 15, 2011 2:11 PM - brooklynheightsivyIII
I get my hair cut at Freemans Sporting Club. They also do a wonderful hot towel shave.
August 15, 2011 2:17 PM - More4Less
Jackal's stylist is not expensive but from what he says, the dude is a huge PAIN in behind.
August 15, 2011 2:18 PM - More4Less
my barber is a lady
August 15, 2011 2:22 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
um...are you guys using the term 'stylist' as interchangeable with 'the person who happens to cut my hair at xyz barber shop' or do you really have a stylist?
come on out of the closet...we mo's don't bite. well, none of us except dave :-)
August 15, 2011 2:24 PM - dibs
And when I do it drives them wild!!!!!!!!
Edited at August 15, 2011 2:24 PM
August 15, 2011 2:24 PM - dibs
S&P has erased last week's loss.
August 15, 2011 2:25 PM - Arkady
Incredible warfare on my birdbath - 8 robins, some adult & some juvenile - really having at one another.
I need a haircut but hate going into midtown.
August 15, 2011 2:26 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
i've no doubt you never disappoint dave!
August 15, 2011 2:26 PM - petebklyn
lesbi cuts my hair. and his own.
August 15, 2011 2:28 PM - rf
I get $8 haircuts in Chinatown. It includes wash and blow dry but I usually get there with my hair already washed. I tip very well!
August 15, 2011 2:29 PM - brooklynheightsivyIII
Barbers require additional licensing as compared to a "stylist" or "hairdresser." Hence, a barber can be called a barber whether he charges $10 or $100. I am charged $75 for a shave and a haircut and due to the fact that my barber nods in understanding when I command:"I want a bit of Newland Archer with a great deal of Sebastien Flyte," it is worth every penny.
August 15, 2011 2:32 PM - dibs
Boy, and you probably all thought I was pretentious!!!!!!
August 15, 2011 2:33 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
Well, BHI, if your guy understands all that, then by all means, pay the big bucks! But for some random dude/chick that snips at your hair and rubs gel in it...um, no! And, go ahead and shoot me for it, but the only men I know who have 'stylists' and call them 'stylists' are 'on fire' and 'how you doin'!'

::snappy's one stereotype for the day::
August 15, 2011 2:35 PM - Arkady
dibs, just because someone else is too doesn't preclude your being.
August 15, 2011 2:36 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
your pretentious asshattery is just placed in perspective on the contiuum of pretentious asshattery :-)
August 15, 2011 2:42 PM - brooklynheightsivyIII
Pardon me, Snappy, but $75 for full-service in an elegant establishment in Manhattan is hardly expensive. Try walking out of Bumble & Bumble for less than $200. I prefer "old-fashioned" to pretentious, but I would still rather be called pretentious than "douchey." A douche goes to Bumble & Bumble.
August 15, 2011 2:44 PM - dibs
I agree with you on Bumble & Bumble. I useed to go to a very nice japanese place on 55th street.
August 15, 2011 2:45 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
BHI, never said it was expensive...but for a regular snip, not cost effective for most. And the pretentious asshattery comment was directed at dave.
Edited at August 15, 2011 2:45 PM
August 15, 2011 2:46 PM - petebklyn
we all have our own perspectives on what full service includes.
Edited at August 15, 2011 2:46 PM
August 15, 2011 2:46 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
i've never heard of bumble and bumble. is it a high-falutin' place? regular barber shop?
August 15, 2011 2:47 PM - brooklynheightsivyIII
I like to feel like a gentleman after I get a haircut. If I want to smell like Jasmine and feel relaxed I can save $200 and just start having sex with that cute sample boy at Bergdorf's again.
Edited at August 15, 2011 2:47 PM
August 15, 2011 2:47 PM - wendybear1
I just cut the munchkin's hair. He wants it all buzzed off in the summer, so I do it myself. The rest of the year we get a barber to do it.

I personally go to a guy who is retired, but works from his home. He is a former instructor at Sassoon in London. He is awesome, and is your stereotypical gay hairdresser.
August 15, 2011 2:48 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
arent you all afraid of getting head lice tho? i just couldnt be asked to sit in any kind of hair establishment. gross

*rob*

August 15, 2011 2:50 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
aside from my cousin, i only trust dominican women with my hair. no offense, but the white people don't know what to do with my hair and the black people just try and scalp me.
August 15, 2011 2:50 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
i don't know of a single place that would be willing to get near a customer with lice.
August 15, 2011 2:51 PM - brooklynheightsivyIII
When patronizing a licensed and well-run establishment, lice is not a concern.
August 15, 2011 2:51 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
and i say that to mean the getting lice from the barber shop/stylist/whatever isn't very likely at all.
Edited at August 15, 2011 2:51 PM
August 15, 2011 2:51 PM - Legion
I go to a local barber shop and pay exactly 12 dollars with a tip.
We usually don't say more than 3 words to each other and that's the way we like it.
In East New York I used to go to an old Italian barber who was probably cutting hair since the Hoover administration. The Barber shop actually had the barber pole outside and the inside had octagonal white tiling with those red leather barber chairs. I miss that place.
When I pass by there now, it's completely changed into a Dominican Hair Salon.
Now my barber is Russian which works fine for me. I don't allow him to go near me with the straight razor though.
August 15, 2011 2:51 PM - dibs
" that cute sample boy at Bergdorf's again."

The cute mexican in the taco cart is going to be far less costly in the long run, less pouty and less inclined to whine. and demand to go shopping.

.
August 15, 2011 2:51 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
so they check you for lice before you get a haircut?

*rob*

August 15, 2011 2:52 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
probably have a better chance of picking up lice from some of the people on the subway :-(

::thinking about walking home tonight::

sigh
August 15, 2011 2:53 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
lice is not a concern.

now you sound like my ex, except replace lice with crabs. and yeah, it WAS a concern

*rob*

Edited at August 15, 2011 2:53 PM
August 15, 2011 2:53 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
no rob, but they'd see them easily and likely put you out.
August 15, 2011 2:53 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
ok, i can't speak to crabs. never had em/seen em and sure as hell don't want to!
Edited at August 15, 2011 2:53 PM
August 15, 2011 2:54 PM - dibs
The mexican taco boy is less likely to have crabs than the bergdorf sample boy.
Edited at August 15, 2011 2:54 PM
August 15, 2011 2:56 PM - rf
http://www.bumbleandbumble.com/salons/bbsalons/downtown.tmpl
Edited at August 15, 2011 2:56 PM
August 15, 2011 2:56 PM - brooklynheightsivyIII
Probably, Dave, but this particular Bergdorf's boy was far better at moaning than whining and he only pouted when he had to go back to work. Due to a rent-controlled apartment and a generous employee discount, the only thing he ever asked me to buy was more lube. I really need to call him.
Edited at August 15, 2011 2:56 PM
August 15, 2011 2:56 PM - Legion
I do a lot of reading in the Barber shop.
He keeps a strange mix of magazines though:
Maxim
Better Homes and Gardens
and
National Geographic

...I think that selection pretty much covers about 98% of the reading public's needs as far as reading materials.
August 15, 2011 2:58 PM - brooklynheightsivyIII
BrooklynheightsivyIII: STD & Lice Free since 1980. If one is careful, one can still be wonderfully social.
August 15, 2011 2:58 PM - dibs
There's a midtown B&B too on est 56th street.
Edited at August 15, 2011 2:58 PM
August 15, 2011 2:58 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
i snatched some bumble and bumble product from a frenemies bathroom at a party once. the stuff smelled REALLY good.

*rob*

Edited at August 15, 2011 2:58 PM
August 15, 2011 2:59 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
and raunch hour has begun!!!
August 15, 2011 2:59 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
so i guess i should assume whatever it was was expensive since they charge 200 bux for a haircut?

*rob*

August 15, 2011 3:00 PM - dibs
"BrooklynheightsivyIII: STD & Lice Free since 1980."

I cannot make the same claim. I've probably had more fun though.
August 15, 2011 3:01 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
i'm so glad my lunch is already digested!
Edited at August 15, 2011 3:01 PM
August 15, 2011 3:02 PM - dibs
Actually, I think the best shampoo is from Floris. They have a very nice shop on upper Madison Ave.
August 15, 2011 3:02 PM - brooklynheightsivyIII
Well, Dave, you have had more time to be social. Call me a cynic, but I have a feeling that the guys who are always preaching about the dangers of gay sex are the same queens committing unspeakable acts in the back room of the Unicorn.
August 15, 2011 3:03 PM - Legion
Lice is still a concern.
Public schools have parents buy this giant Zip Lock bag so kids can store their winter coats in it during school hours without the possibility of lice crawling from one cubby closet to another.


August 15, 2011 3:04 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
we need to actively recruit lesbians to this site. i'm tired of being the only one! ya'll talk about straight sex (booo!) dude/dude sex (booo!) but no good stuff :-(
Edited at August 15, 2011 3:04 PM
August 15, 2011 3:04 PM - Slopefarm
Who gets their hair cut at a place that sounds like a law firm in a Dickens novel?
August 15, 2011 3:04 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
legion, that makes a lot more sense for bedbugs.

*rob*

Edited at August 15, 2011 3:04 PM
August 15, 2011 3:05 PM - Biff Champion
"we need to actively recruit lesbians to this site."

I'm a lesbian trapped in a man's body. Does that count?
August 15, 2011 3:06 PM - wendybear1
Not all public schools do this. I've never heard of the practice, and I'm a parent and teacher.
Edited at August 15, 2011 3:06 PM
August 15, 2011 3:06 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
nice try, biffy! no dice!
Edited at August 15, 2011 3:06 PM
August 15, 2011 3:07 PM - wendybear1
I'm half way there, Snappy! I'm bisexual. BooOOOOOOoooobies!
August 15, 2011 3:07 PM - Biff Champion
I'm so bored and tired right now. Is there a pill one can take to alleviate mid-life crisis?
August 15, 2011 3:08 PM - dibs
I don't understand the mechanics of lesbian sex. Is it like two guys rubbing their asses together?
Edited at August 15, 2011 3:09 PM
August 15, 2011 3:08 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
allrighty then! we've got 1.5 lesbians on this site! hot damn - we're takin over! lol
August 15, 2011 3:08 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
i love lesbians, and get along with them one on one, but when there's a group of them they often gang up on me and use violence!

*rob*

Edited at August 15, 2011 3:08 PM
August 15, 2011 3:09 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
dave, if you did, you'd be a straight man then wouldn't you ;-p
August 15, 2011 3:09 PM - Legion
*rob*
I was watching one a show on cable which follows this exterminator guy from job to job.
This one episode had him in a house infested with bedbugs. They were crawling out in broad daylight and on the curtains and everything.
One of the solutions was to seal the bed up inside a special plastic bag which doesn't allow the little buggers to get out.
Another part of the solution was to heat the house up to 140 degrees and fry the little bastards.


August 15, 2011 3:11 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
yeah gross. ive seen that where people just seal the bugs inside a mattress. what kind of skank would do that? who wouldnt just throw it out? those bugs live more than a year, how can you sleep at night knowing that even tho they are locked inside the mattress they are still alive!

*rob*

August 15, 2011 3:11 PM - dibs
Ortho now makes a spray that kills bed bugs
August 15, 2011 3:12 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
omg. bedbug talk? this is worse than politics. i'll go do some work
Edited at August 15, 2011 3:12 PM
August 15, 2011 3:12 PM - Biff Champion
Rob, didn't you get unceremoniously thrown out of Cattyshack for doing something with the stripper pole?
Edited at August 15, 2011 3:12 PM
August 15, 2011 3:12 PM - wendybear1
Legion, I was subjected to that episode of that show at my Dad's house last week. Makes me shudder just to remember it. Ugh.
August 15, 2011 3:12 PM - brooklynheightsivyIII
Well, this was fun. I decided to take the promotion. I'm going shopping.
Edited at August 15, 2011 3:12 PM
August 15, 2011 3:14 PM - dibs
Good choice, BHI. Are you going to pick up a little something at Bergdorf's to celebrate????
August 15, 2011 3:14 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
i broke the stripper pole but they didnt throw me out for that. problems because because one lesbian thought i was kicking it to her girlfriend all night :-/ i mean really... lesbians can get very jealous for things they need not be jealous about. they also refused to give me my black barbie doll back after slamming me onto the concrete one night! must say, i do miss that place, it was lots of fun. not it's a 100% moonface yupfest in that space. sad :(

*rob*

Edited at August 15, 2011 3:14 PM
August 15, 2011 3:15 PM - Legion
"Who gets their hair cut at a place that sounds like a law firm in a Dickens novel?"

slopefarm,
There's a medical condition named after a Dicken's character:
Pickwickian Syndrome. (after the Pickwick Papers)


August 15, 2011 3:16 PM - Biff Champion
"they also refused to give me my black barbie doll back after slamming me onto the concrete one night!"

I'm sure that's happened to most of us at least once in our lives.
Edited at August 15, 2011 3:16 PM
August 15, 2011 3:19 PM - Legion
ha ha,
Billy the Exterminator,
I particularly enjoyed the show where they went out and caught some out of control Javelinas (a sort of wild pig and rodent combination).
I didn't know they were so mean!
August 15, 2011 3:20 PM - Slopefarm
Interesting, legion, and lawyers are quick to show their literary credentials and cite Jarndyce v. Jarndyce (Bleak House) whenever the legal fees threaten to overwhelm the value of a case.
August 15, 2011 3:27 PM - dibs
I had Jarndyce once as a result of a sexual encounter. :(
August 15, 2011 3:28 PM - Legion
slopefarm,
Do most lawyers do pro bono work?
I mean is that a requirement at some point in a lawyer's career?
Edited at August 15, 2011 3:28 PM
August 15, 2011 3:29 PM - Slopefarm
Dibs, was that because you and Oliver trysted?

[Ahem, arkady, you're next]
Edited at August 15, 2011 3:29 PM
August 15, 2011 3:31 PM - dibs
Well, he did have a bono, that's for sure and yes, he was a pro.
Edited at August 15, 2011 3:31 PM
August 15, 2011 3:33 PM - Slopefarm
Legion, they should, and many do, but it is not a requirement at this point. Much easier for the big firms to do it. They let associates put tons of hours into all kinds of cases for the experience and the public relations value as well as a commitment to the public good. Others don't necessarily take on full bore litigation for the indigent but find other ways to provide pro bono legal services that are less taxing -- walk-in legal clinics, pro bono mediation, some contract work, etc.
August 15, 2011 3:33 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
dave, that's what you get for letting him summa cum laude all over you :-p
August 15, 2011 3:36 PM - dibs
Well he had a big case load and it needed to be discharged.
Edited at August 15, 2011 3:38 PM
August 15, 2011 3:36 PM - Arkady
He's just fagin ignorance.
Edited at August 15, 2011 3:36 PM
August 15, 2011 3:36 PM - Legion
I see slopefarm.
Thanks.
August 15, 2011 3:37 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
did you mount a proper defense on your own or just debrief him?
August 15, 2011 3:38 PM - Arkady
I keep having great expectations for a decent pun fest but to no avail.
August 15, 2011 3:39 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
But Arkady, this one is surely The Pearl of the group, no?
August 15, 2011 3:40 PM - dibs
Debriefing always comes first, otherwise no motion.
August 15, 2011 3:41 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
For the motion, did you provide oral argument?
August 15, 2011 3:42 PM - dibs
I let go of any pride and prejudice when i'm trolling for sex.
August 15, 2011 3:42 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
Arkady, I suppose it is all quiet on the western front, but remember, we are missing quite a few little women, not to mention the men who stare at goats.
August 15, 2011 3:42 PM - dibs
Yes, and then he got to docket.
August 15, 2011 3:44 PM - dibs
Once on a farm I was the Catcher in the Rye
August 15, 2011 3:44 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
You let him docket? Did that require a special appeal?
August 15, 2011 3:44 PM - Biff Champion
A bit late for this, but isn't Jarndyce that thing that turns babies yellow?
August 15, 2011 3:45 PM - dibs
Usually I Play It As It Lays
August 15, 2011 3:46 PM - dibs
And I'm always hoping The Dark Knight Returns
August 15, 2011 3:52 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
ugh

TGIF'ingPAYDAY. the last week was one of the most brutal weeks i have EVER gone thru.

*rob*

August 15, 2011 4:11 PM - Arkady
Sun's out!!
August 15, 2011 4:15 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
i want the sun to go away. sun brings out too many tourists who get in my way and don't know enough to walk on the right side of a sidewalk.

::doing rain dance::
August 15, 2011 4:18 PM - wendybear1
Yaay! Grocery shopping will not be so bad without the rain!
August 15, 2011 4:20 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
i love rain in the summer, especially heavy rain. *rob*
August 15, 2011 4:20 PM - Slopefarm
Other than arkady, you guys are lame. I had great expectations for this punfest but you couldn't stick with Dickens? You go from classics of 19th century English literature to Batman within about 5 posts? Not to mention the same tired old latinate law/sex puns that we seem to rehash about once a year. A bunch of pips, really.

[Perhaps arkady will chime in on my wuthering criticism.]




August 15, 2011 4:22 PM - dibs
I'll be having some Dickens me tonight.

Looking forward to the Hard Times
Edited at August 15, 2011 4:24 PM
August 15, 2011 4:22 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
hey, i'm no dickens fan and can't pun with him. sue me!
August 15, 2011 4:23 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
we need a good saturday afternoon thunderstorm that lasts for at least 4-5 hours with a chill in the air. that's the good stuff.
August 15, 2011 4:24 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
GAAAAH! Need brain cleanser!
August 15, 2011 4:32 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
i just need a brain

*rob*

August 15, 2011 4:35 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
oh did i mention i tried a taste of my dogs Gourmet doggie ice cream this weekend!?!?

EW! it tasted SO gross.

*rob*

Edited at August 15, 2011 4:35 PM
August 15, 2011 4:36 PM - dibs
You're broke and you're buying gourmet doggie ice cream, the very thing you find so despicable for people?????
August 15, 2011 4:40 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
my roommate bought it for my dog, dave.


*rob*

Edited at August 15, 2011 4:40 PM
August 15, 2011 4:46 PM - Arkady
Slopey, That's why I dropped out - just sitting on the sidelines w/ my knitting.
August 15, 2011 4:48 PM - Arkady
Snappy - You really should be thoroughly satisfied - 8 flippin' inches in under 12 hours!?!? And you want more?! You'll get home drenched & then catch pneumonia in the a/c at your house & then where will you be? (I know; still at your house.)
August 15, 2011 4:54 PM - wendybear1
Snappy, it worked. It's raining again. Grumble.
August 15, 2011 4:59 PM - Arkady
Bright sun in north Slope. Hot & really muggy out
August 15, 2011 5:01 PM - Slopefarm
Big rainbow over the Manahattan bridge.
Edited at August 15, 2011 5:01 PM
August 15, 2011 5:03 PM - wendybear1
The rain has stopped here, too. Bright sun was shining while it was raining.
August 15, 2011 5:14 PM - More4Less
rain has stopped for a while already in NJ so nothing forthcoming
Edited at August 15, 2011 5:14 PM
August 15, 2011 5:16 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
the fugly sun is back out in full force.

*rob*

August 15, 2011 5:19 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
going grocery shopping when i get home, YAY! a nice dinner im making myself tonight. SO tired of potatos, ive eaten hardly anything but this week. i probably have rickets and scurvy
*rob*

August 15, 2011 5:49 PM - cobblehiller
Hey losers! DIBS, that looks like a GREAT spot!

BHI!! Welcome back! Very sorry about your job news. But glad to see you here!
Edited at August 15, 2011 5:49 PM
August 15, 2011 5:50 PM - cobblehiller
"I'll be having some Dickens me tonight.
Looking forward to the Hard Times"

Perfect time to drag out the shop-worn..."Please sir, may I have some more." : P
Edited at August 15, 2011 5:50 PM
August 15, 2011 6:46 PM - Not_Logged_In
Anonymous: okay just checked out bstoner. okay, is it just me or has the site turned into a completely in your face balls to wall hyper gentrification blog? kinda barfy. thank god i cant post there anymore, i would have had something nasty to say in almost already one of those threads today!


*rob*

August 15, 2011 8:11 PM - petebklyn
rickets and scurvy. sounds delicious. Tell us how it turns out and your recipe.
August 15, 2011 8:28 PM - minard lafever
good night all.
Here is a nice view of the BBG.

Edited at August 15, 2011 8:28 PM
August 15, 2011 8:29 PM - cobblehiller
Prolly not scurvy, since potatoes have some Vit. C, but possibly rickets due to lack of calcium. Put some butter or sour cream on those potatoes.
August 15, 2011 8:45 PM - Arkady
I love that armillary sundial!