Post-pool hall Friday open thread
December 16, 2011 7:28 AM - rf
Wake up, losers!

565 comments
December 16, 2011 7:33 AM - Arkady
Great gathering! Thanks, CobbleSnaps!!
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#1
December 16, 2011 7:45 AM - rf
Although there were fewer people (I think--don't know who/what arrived after we left), I thinkt there are more gifts in the van. It was a really great party!
#2
December 16, 2011 7:54 AM - sixyearsandcounting
Great to see you all last night! Paper's almost done.

Christopher Hitchens died:

http://www.frumforum.com/christopher-hitchens-1949%E2%80%932011

"Hitchens was not one of those romantics who fetishized “dialogue.” Far from suffering fools gladly, he delighted in making fools suffer. When he heard that another friend, a professor, had a habit of seducing female students in his writing seminars, he shook his head pityingly. “It’s not worth it. Afterward, you have to read their short stories.”
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#3
December 16, 2011 7:55 AM - rf
When the ruling class arrives, could someone delete my duplicate post? Thanks.
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#4
December 16, 2011 7:57 AM - BoerumHillScott
I learned something new about myself.
I can get a hangover from gin if I drink for 8 hours, then sleep for 3.
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#5
December 16, 2011 8:43 AM - Arkady
I'm very sad about Hitch - I'd met him a few times & liked him a lot (while not always agreeing w/ him.)
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#6
December 16, 2011 8:44 AM - ij
Very fun with the PLUSAs!


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#7
December 16, 2011 8:49 AM - sixyearsandcounting
Arkady, did he ever read your short stories?
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#8
December 16, 2011 8:53 AM - dibs
Where's Snappy??? I hope those bulbs made her brighter.
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#9
December 16, 2011 8:56 AM - sixyearsandcounting
Dave, I'm sure she's still pretty dark. Unless she went the Michael Jackson route overnight.
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#10
December 16, 2011 8:57 AM - Arkady
Six - I've never written short stories. I met him at cocktail & publishing parties. He was at Baliol w/ friends of mine.
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#11
December 16, 2011 8:57 AM - Arkady
How're they hanging, dibs?
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#12
December 16, 2011 9:00 AM - Kensingtonian
What did I miss?
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#13
December 16, 2011 9:01 AM - lechacal
Where to even start... Jester, you really need to check yourself. If you keep drinking yourself into strangeness like that, someday it's going to end very badly for you. You need to do some things in your sober life to stop making that other person emerge when you have destroyed your judgment with booze. My suggestion: start sexing dudes.
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#14
December 16, 2011 9:03 AM - dibs
I was wondering if we'd discuss that.
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#15
December 16, 2011 9:03 AM - lechacal
Oh, and good morning everyone, great party.
#16
December 16, 2011 9:04 AM - Kensingtonian
Ummm....judging by Lech's comment, I didn't miss much.

(Did I miss attempted surprise buttsecks?)
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#17
December 16, 2011 9:04 AM - dibs
On another but related note, my new Christian persona will be put on hold as I don;t think it's right after a morning of buttsecks.
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#18
December 16, 2011 9:04 AM - BoerumHillScott
Snappy and I left as they were shutting down the place a little before 3.
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#19
December 16, 2011 9:06 AM - Kensingtonian
Scott, if Snappy tried to take you home, I KNOW I missed one heck of a party.
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#20
December 16, 2011 9:07 AM - sixyearsandcounting
Guess I shouldn't have left early.
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#21
December 16, 2011 9:08 AM - ij
Whatever, from the guy who posts anti-charity rants at mid-day.
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#22
December 16, 2011 9:09 AM - Arkady
OMG, Scott! Is that true? She said, "Another half hour. That's all!" at 10:30.
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#23
December 16, 2011 9:10 AM - Arkady
Butt, dibs, turning the other cheek is a basic tenet!
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#24
December 16, 2011 9:11 AM - sixyearsandcounting
LOL Arkady! I bet you had that one in mind since DIBS started talking about his new ways last night!
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#25
December 16, 2011 9:13 AM - rf
I guess I should have been paying closer attention. What new ways for DIBS?
#26
December 16, 2011 9:14 AM - BoerumHillScott
I escorted Snappy to the Chase ATM a block down and then hailed a cab for her.
I stumbled my way up Flatbush, and got home a little after 3:00.
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#27
December 16, 2011 9:16 AM - sixyearsandcounting
Speaking of charity:
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/anonymous-donors-pay-off-kmart-222535611.html
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#28
December 16, 2011 9:18 AM - rf
My baby went to school this morning even though I offered her (upon request) a mental health day. She finished her homework at 11:30. Perfect attendance! She spent the ride to school this morning telling me who was "wasted."
#29
December 16, 2011 9:23 AM - dibs
Adam Corolla rant on the OWS mentality.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jw0nPZq1vLI&feature=related
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#30
December 16, 2011 9:29 AM - Deleted
Cleaning lady came early. Sitting at a cafe now drinking coffee and reading the times hitchens obit while iron maiden plays in the background.
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#31
December 16, 2011 9:31 AM - BoerumHillScott
rf, you must be proud mother.
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#32
December 16, 2011 9:33 AM - Arkady
dh - Hitch would've been the perfect tutor for your adolescent class.
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#33
December 16, 2011 9:33 AM - Donatella
It was great to see everybody last night. I was sorry I didn't get a chance to talk more to the fashionably late Mr. Benson. It was great to finally meet 6. I have to say the PLUSA men all looked very handsome last night, what a bunch of goodlooking and dapper guys (or maybe someone put something in my drink.....j/k)
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#34
December 16, 2011 9:35 AM - Donatella
rf, thanks for the ride and what a pretty, self-possessed young lady your daughter is.
#35
December 16, 2011 9:36 AM - dibs
I think rob is possessed too.
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#36
December 16, 2011 9:37 AM - MontroseMorris
Rf, you have a great kid. You did a great job.

I had fun last night.

I am disappointed I won't see DIBS' "road to Damascus" conversion.
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#37
December 16, 2011 9:40 AM - sixyearsandcounting
"what a bunch of goodlooking and dapper guys"

Nice to meet you to, DonaT, but you must really have had a lot to drink!

I've been on a few roads to Damascus, Montrose, but unfortunately didn't have any conversion experiences.
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#38
December 16, 2011 9:43 AM - Deleted
Yeah Arkady. Hitchens was a cool mofo.
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#39
December 16, 2011 9:48 AM - rf
What the hell happened with DIBS? I am so confused!
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#40
December 16, 2011 9:50 AM - sixyearsandcounting
He kept saying "It would be the Christian thing to do" when I was there...who knows what happened later?

Maybe he was on the road to Damascus, PA.
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#41
December 16, 2011 9:51 AM - Deleted
Dibs. It's ok to be Christian and have buttsecks as long as you do it on the sly and persecute others who do
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#42
December 16, 2011 9:52 AM - Deleted
This cafe has free refills. Baller
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#43
December 16, 2011 9:52 AM - dibs
Well, I got waylayed by some Dam Ass Cus it just happened to be there
#44
December 16, 2011 9:53 AM - sixyearsandcounting
Dave, you need Amman.
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#45
December 16, 2011 9:54 AM - dibs
Yemen are more my style, not this Christian thing
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#46
December 16, 2011 9:56 AM - sixyearsandcounting
O-man, Iran away too early last night.
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#47
December 16, 2011 9:57 AM - sixyearsandcounting
Speaking of Oman, we Mus have Cat pictures.
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#48
December 16, 2011 9:58 AM - lechacal
We're REALLY letting Jester off easy.

Rob won't. Rob where are you?
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#49
December 16, 2011 10:01 AM - Kensingtonian
Was Rob there?
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#50
December 16, 2011 10:04 AM - rf
yes he was there. And he brought a gift!
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#51
December 16, 2011 10:05 AM - Arkady
Yeah. We can't just sheik it off.
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#52
December 16, 2011 10:06 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
why do my balls hurt!??!

*rob*

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#53
December 16, 2011 10:07 AM - Kensingtonian
Rob, didn't you say you weren't going to be there? lol
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#54
December 16, 2011 10:08 AM - Kensingtonian
Rob got lucky last night?!
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#55
December 16, 2011 10:08 AM - lechacal
I wouldn't call it lucky.
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#56
December 16, 2011 10:11 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
Perfect attendance!

omg i had perfect attendance in 9th - 11 grade, then literally in 12th grade if it wasnt for my a-hole guidance counselor lol. i missed a half a day (HALF A DAY) senior year cuz he sent me somewhere against my will. what a pricktard. i didnt get the perfect attendance award at graduation cuz of half a day. looking back tho, fuuuuuuuck. why would people NOT use all their days!?!?

*rob*

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#57
December 16, 2011 10:11 AM - BoerumHillScott
Rob, Fucked in Park Slope has an article about the fake $50000 commercial at the Associated.

http://www.fuckedinparkslope.com/home/commercial-shoot-invades-park-slope-with-mean-sociological-e.html
#58
December 16, 2011 10:12 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
GM. I just woke up!

Really fantastic gift-giving people! Thank you to rf for ferrying them! It was great to see everyone!

And special thanks to Snaps, who really has the spirit that drives this event!

(Was I one of the one's your daughter said was wasted, because I was feeling pretty drunk! : P)


#59
December 16, 2011 10:13 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
Rob, didn't you say you weren't going to be there? lol

i thought the party was on wednesday, the same day as my work party (seriously) and then i was like im not going cuz im broke and dont get paid til monday, but i got paid yesterday at work for my hours working as a janitress. (i.e. cleaning up after people and setting up the party and then cleaning up after everyone left).

*rob*

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#60
December 16, 2011 10:13 AM - rf
No Cobble, some guy in a suit. I couldn't figure it out last night and she wouldn't talk about it this morning, lol. Smart cookie!
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#61
December 16, 2011 10:16 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
I agree with lechacal @ 9:01.

Infinite, you really need to check that behavior last night. It's unacceptable. It's inappropriate, disturbing, and uncomfortable to be around. Figure it out.

One day you're going to do something bizarre/rude/inappropriate like that to the wrong person and they ARE going to kick the ever-living sh*t out of you.
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#62
December 16, 2011 10:20 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
SCOTT!!!! thank you for that link to the supermarket article. HA! i just forwarded it to everyone who didnt believe me about what happened at associated last friday! thank you!

*rob*

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#63
December 16, 2011 10:22 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
I'm truly heart-broken about Hitch. I may cry. I didn't always agree with him, either, but I enjoyed the hell out of reading what he had to say. We lost a good one.
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#64
December 16, 2011 10:23 AM - bxgrl
I am so sorry I missed it- but I came over to see dib's conversion and now I find out he's NOT? Jeesh- what is it with people who can't keep their word? You'll wind up in hell dibs- mark my words. ;-)
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#65
December 16, 2011 10:23 AM - MontroseMorris
I refer to the Biblical story of Paul, (then called Saul) and his trip to Damascus, where he was on his way to continue to persecute Christians. As he travelled, wrapped in self-righteousness, God knocked him off his horse, with a beam of light, and asked him "Saul, Saul, why do you persecute Me?" Saul was struck blind by the experience, and had his servants take him the rest of the way to Damascus, where he met with local Christians, who were quite surprised to see their former persecutor asking for help. He was healed of his blindness, changed his name to Paul, and went on to become Christianity's biggest evangelist of the first century, and the author of a third of the New Testament. Ever since then, life changing, 180 degree sudden changes of opinion, or lifestyle have been called "Road to Damascus" experiences.

Any changes in Dave's lifestyle would certainly qualify. Also see "miracle".

Thus endeth the lesson for today.
#66
December 16, 2011 10:25 AM - bxgrl
This one's for you, dibs. There's still hope :)
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#67
December 16, 2011 10:26 AM - sixyearsandcounting
That was from the PLUSA Bible, Epistle of Montrose 1:1

The Acts of DIBS is quite a different read.
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#68
December 16, 2011 10:27 AM - bxgrl
I think I had a Road to Damascus experience once. Odd- I can't remember what it was though.
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#69
December 16, 2011 10:28 AM - bxgrl
Is that a 14th century undiscovered manuscript, six?
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#70
December 16, 2011 10:29 AM - Deleted
The dibs comMANdments
#71
December 16, 2011 10:30 AM - MontroseMorris
Very true, Six, very true. I believe Dante tried to put it into words, albeit Latin.
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#72
December 16, 2011 10:30 AM - BoerumHillScott
According to some versions of Christian theology, we have no free will.
Therefore, everything that dibs has done was part of God's plan.
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#73
December 16, 2011 10:32 AM - MontroseMorris
That's a truly frightening concept, Scott.
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#74
December 16, 2011 10:32 AM - InsertSnappyNameHere
omg. its gonna be a very long time before i can look at wine again. and strangely, my hip is outta place. wtf happened?
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#75
December 16, 2011 10:33 AM - sixyearsandcounting
Yes, Arkady - I found it buried in the walls of my pre-Columbus apartment building here in Ditmas Park. It seems that a group of Asshats was cast out of their original Eden into the outer darkness. But even within Eden there were struggles with a mysterious Satanic figure called The What.
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#76
December 16, 2011 10:34 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
"Thus endeth the lesson for today."
"That was from the PLUSA Bible, Epistle of Montrose 1:1
The Acts of DIBS is quite a different read."

Snort!
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#77
December 16, 2011 10:35 AM - Arkady
dibs was more non-plused than lech (or should that be 'non-PLUSAd'?)
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#78
December 16, 2011 10:37 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
seriously, jester the molester, if you did to any other guy what you did to me last night you would probably be pavement splat today. lol. i still dont know why i didnt kick your ass, im just not violent like that i guess. but seriously, think of it this way, what if you did that to a woman? WOULD you do that to a woman? cuz if you did every man in that pool hall would have fucked you up. like cobble said tho, at some point youlll do that to the wrong person...

*rob*

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#79
December 16, 2011 10:37 AM - BoerumHillScott
Snappy, I'm glad to see that you are somewhat alive this morning.
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#80
December 16, 2011 10:38 AM - lechacal
LOL @ jester the molester.

Yeah dude, please don't ever touch my dick again.
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#81
December 16, 2011 10:38 AM - dibs
Snappy, turn on those bulbs, You seem rather dim this morning
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#82
December 16, 2011 10:40 AM - Arkady
Snappy's lost the 'g' & is just litter today...
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#83
December 16, 2011 10:40 AM - bxgrl
Six- that was I who asked- :) - but if you are going to be excavating, might I remind you to use a delicate brush and dental tools? Mark a grid first, of course. All artifacts should be turned over to the Director of the PLUSA Museum for cataloguing and curatorial research. What a treasure trove! The first real indication there was a St. Buttsecks.
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#84
December 16, 2011 10:41 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
DIBS, Snaps and I traded gifties, I have the light bulbs! Thank you!

I got a GLITTER paint gift, and it really was more "Snaps appropriate".
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#85
December 16, 2011 10:41 AM - bxgrl
Wow- I really missed a helluva party!
#86
December 16, 2011 10:41 AM - rf
Uh-oh, was Jester living out his GOTDs?
#87
December 16, 2011 10:42 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
But even within Eden there were struggles with a mysterious Satanic figure called The What.

lolz people may laugh at such a thing, but back in 2002/3 i fell victim to an actual satanic cult! i was like hmmmmm, did the math and then was oh HELLS NO!

*rob*
#88
December 16, 2011 10:43 AM - InsertSnappyNameHere
i think i'm still drunk. argh. and my hip really hurts! a hearty breakfast and hair of the dog would likely cure me, but i don't think i can get up. maybe i'll just snooze for a while longer.
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#89
December 16, 2011 10:43 AM - sixyearsandcounting
Oops, sorry Bxgrl. But yes, I'll turn over all artifacts to the appropriate authorities. But some might show up for sale at the Flea! Alongside Snappy's vintage light bulbs, of course.
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#90
December 16, 2011 10:43 AM - ij
I intended it as drunken horseplay, like wrestling, among friends. Obviously not something to randomly do to strangers.
#91
December 16, 2011 10:43 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
also who the fuck got my grab bag gift? if that got mixed up in the charity gift... ooof


*rob*

#92
December 16, 2011 10:43 AM - rf
I grabbed a gift as we were leaving, and I think it's buried under all the charity gifts in the van. Snappy, aren't you glad I took all that stuff? It doesn't sound like it would have been fun to schlep like Santa in the cab at 3 a.m.!
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#93
December 16, 2011 10:44 AM - sixyearsandcounting
Ok, if Lech, Rob, and Cobble all manage to agree on something, I don't know what it is, but my guess is that it's probably true.
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#94
December 16, 2011 10:45 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
I intended it as drunken horseplay, like wrestling, among friends. Obviously not something to randomly do to strangers.

GOTD!!!!!!!!!!!!! seriously dude, if it was anyone else they would have punched you in the face. congratz tho, you broke my spell of having anyone touched me down there

*rob*

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#95
December 16, 2011 10:49 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
and somewhere along the line home i lost my present :( it was sea salt that you can use on food (tho i was told not TOO much) it's like a metaphor for life and shit.

*rob*
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#96
December 16, 2011 10:49 AM - Deleted
Thanks to Cobble and Snappy for arranging the party. I'm not one for parties (I prefer smaller social settings, in case you're wondering), but I had a good time seeing you all. Thanks to Donatella and Pete for spending a lot of time talking to my wife. Pete: my wife loves you! I think she is leaving me for you!

Also, Montrose - I noticed your coat as you were leaving. Really nice!! I approve of your sartorial flair.
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#97
December 16, 2011 10:49 AM - lechacal
Horseplay among friends usually doesn't involve grabbing each other's dicks, jester. Unless you're COMPLETELY GAY, a point I think we all made to you last night.
#98
December 16, 2011 10:50 AM - lechacal
And calling it horseplay sounds really Sandusky. Sorry but that's totally true.
#99
December 16, 2011 10:52 AM - lechacal
The Aussie bartendress was awesome.
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December 16, 2011 10:52 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
benson, it was great meeting you wife btw.


*rob*
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December 16, 2011 10:53 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
The Aussie bartendress was awesome.

omfg total agreeance

*rob*

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December 16, 2011 10:54 AM - MontroseMorris
Thanks, Benson. It was something I threw together a few years ago.

I'm glad you brought Mrs. Benson, she's a sweetie.

Lech, you are in rare form today.

Pete, you homewrecker!
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December 16, 2011 10:54 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
Six, it's true. I witnessed some of it.
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December 16, 2011 10:55 AM - sixyearsandcounting
Benson, sorry I missed you and Mrs. Benson! Would have loved to have seen you again and meet her. Didn't get a chance to catch up with rf, either. Next time, next time...
December 16, 2011 10:56 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
benson's wife is the 'better half'! She's lovely. I'm sorry I didn't get to speak with her this time around.
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December 16, 2011 10:56 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
and that place was the most NON moonface place EVER!!! i was shocked.
i'd go back there again (and ask to play pool with the hot black chicks)

*rob*

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December 16, 2011 10:57 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
You know who else is lovely? Mrs. DCB. I had a really nice conversation with her, although I was starting to feel a little drunk towards the end of it!
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December 16, 2011 10:57 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
Ugh! Snaps! We never did play ping pong!
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December 16, 2011 10:58 AM - rf
That place has been there forever. It's amazing to go down the steps to 1965 (with flat-screen tvs of course).
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December 16, 2011 10:58 AM - Deleted
"The Aussie bartendress was awesome."

Really??? She was the only sour note for me of the night, for two reasons:

-when I asked for a Manhattan, she did not know how to make it. That is forgivable, however, as I understand that it's probably not a popular drink for that venue.

-what really pissed me off about her was her not returning change, and just taking it upon herself to assume that it was her tip. I gave her $10 for an $8 drink. She did not return the $2 on the bar, but just put it in her tip jar. You talk about things that will get you in trouble. If she pulled that stunt in some bars in my old neck of the woods, she would have been kicked somewhere.

Yes, I would have left the $2 for a tip, but it's my decision to make.

.
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December 16, 2011 10:58 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
"Mrs. Benson"

that's heterosexist

*rob*

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December 16, 2011 11:00 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
I liked the bartender, too. She was completely patient with this asshat when I tried to order a vodka tonic, a drink I haven't had in many years, and I had all sorts of complicated instructions 'a la Snappy', for what is a very simple drink!
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December 16, 2011 11:00 AM - rf
I was going to introduce Benson's wife to my daughter as "Mrs. Benson," but I had to say...wait a minute!
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December 16, 2011 11:01 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
It's amazing to go down the steps to 1965 (with flat-screen tvs of course).

i was actually drooling at the vintage big screens near the bar, and even made a comment to someone that the inputs were not out correctly!!!!!












































































*rob*
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December 16, 2011 11:01 AM - dibs
I was there when she couldn't make the Manhattan. Odd. i did not see that she didn't give you your change.
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December 16, 2011 11:01 AM - rf
She asked DeLepp how he wanted his martini.
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December 16, 2011 11:01 AM - BoerumHillScott
Benson, she gave me back change for all but the last round.
I thought it was odd then, but I was also pretty plastered at that point.

There was also a round or two when the total came out to an odd amount like $8.23, and I got a mix of coins back.
I was ordering the exact same drink all night.
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December 16, 2011 11:02 AM - dibs
And $7 for a draft was ridiculous.
December 16, 2011 11:02 AM - lechacal
"i'd go back there again (and ask to play pool with the hot black chicks)"

You go back there and make that exact request. The guy who hands out the pool stuff looked like he would really want to help you out with that.
December 16, 2011 11:03 AM - ij
The bartender told me she had some project going called "Alison Avenue" and I said, "That's good because both those words have six letters."

She replied, "What are you, a Jewish lawyer?"

When I got my second drink she made a totally sarcastic comment to me, which I forget. I was truly shocked.
Edited at December 16, 2011 11:03 AM
December 16, 2011 11:03 AM - bxgrl
Benson- sorry I missed seeing your wife again. Perhaps when she and Pete are married, I can visit her :)
Edited at December 16, 2011 11:03 AM
December 16, 2011 11:03 AM - Deleted
Scott;

That's exactly what happened with me. She gave me back the change for the first round I ordered (which is the round that DIBS witnessed). When I ordered my last round is when she didn't even bother to give me back the change.
Edited at December 16, 2011 11:03 AM
December 16, 2011 11:03 AM - Arkady
What the Sam Hil did the bartendress find so fascinating in the till drawer? She spent so much time delving in there. And she was really coming on to dibs.
Edited at December 16, 2011 11:03 AM
December 16, 2011 11:04 AM - ij
She also said she couldn't make an apple martini but I forgot to check if that was true, although the bar was fully stocked.
Edited at December 16, 2011 11:04 AM
December 16, 2011 11:04 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
I was going to introduce Benson's wife to my daughter as "Mrs. Benson," but I had to say...wait a minute!

ha. your daughter is great. can i say it here i found it hysterical that day i ran into you both in a bank?!! hahha. i was there with a satchel of pennies for the change machine (shit you not)

*rob*

December 16, 2011 11:05 AM - Arkady
She did that to me w/ a drink I got for Snappy however it was only a 50 cent short change.
Edited at December 16, 2011 11:05 AM
December 16, 2011 11:06 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
didn't i walk back out with my bag of pennies cuz i was embarrassed? lol

*rob*

Edited at December 16, 2011 11:06 AM
December 16, 2011 11:07 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
apple martini

GOTY (year)

*rob*

Edited at December 16, 2011 11:07 AM
December 16, 2011 11:07 AM - lechacal
Jester, she made some disparaging comments about your height.
Edited at December 16, 2011 11:07 AM
December 16, 2011 11:08 AM - Deleted
Rf;

Your daughter is great - you've done a good job with her. She held her own with a bunch of adults. She's going to do well.
Edited at December 16, 2011 11:08 AM
December 16, 2011 11:09 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
When I ordered my last round is when she didn't even bother to give me back the change.

.FUCK. is this why i now only have 3 bux that has to last me til monday evening?!?!?!?

*rob*

Edited at December 16, 2011 11:09 AM
December 16, 2011 11:10 AM - dibs
OH DEAR. Snappy's bulbs may not be worth that much in the future afterall.....

Incandescent Light Bulb Spared in U.S. Lawmakers’ Spending Bill

Dec. 16 (Bloomberg) -- The 100-watt incandescent light bulb has been spared from a U.S. phase-out in a spending deal reached by Republican and Democratic leaders in Congress.
Legislation to be considered later today will prohibit the Energy Department from enforcing elimination of the traditional, pear-shaped bulb. Tea Party activists campaigned against the energy efficiency requirement as an example of government overreach.
Democrats, environmental groups and bulb makers such as General Electric Co. had fought to keep the 2007 law that requires more efficient bulbs starting next year.



More meddling into our lives by the government thanks to the Democrats. Repeal this stupid law. Those fucking CFLs still cost a lot and DO NOT LAST AS LONG AS THEY CLAIM

Edited at December 16, 2011 11:10 AM
December 16, 2011 11:10 AM - BoerumHillScott
She told me a had a "nice disposition" and I should tell my mother she should be proud of how she raised me. She then asked if I was a teacher, all while ordering my second round (which she gave me change for)
Edited at December 16, 2011 11:10 AM
December 16, 2011 11:11 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
Jester, she made some disparaging comments about your height.

omg, i totally remember that in her aussie accent and bartress 'tude. she even gave him a finger wiggle. but she was a shorty herself tho

*rob*

Edited at December 16, 2011 11:11 AM
December 16, 2011 11:13 AM - Deleted
Yesterday was the first time I met Scott. As I told him, he did not look at all like I had imagined him.
Edited at December 16, 2011 11:13 AM
December 16, 2011 11:14 AM - Arkady
I've started writing the date I installed CFLs & keeping the guarantee & I'm going to claim purchase price when they die too early from now on.
Edited at December 16, 2011 11:14 AM
December 16, 2011 11:16 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
The 100-watt incandescent light bulb has been spared from a U.S. phase-out

thank god. seriously. people look like shit in any other bulbs that are not incandecent. i only take the R trains when it's old school, (actually dont think there are any R train new ones... but on prince street in manhattan a bunch go by that are N trains that go over the bridge with the new lighting and omfg it make models look like shit) who wants that? not me. seriously, take a pic of yourself in a regular bulb, and then take a pic of yourself in those "Green" bulbs. :-/ hoard that shit now makes no sense. no way those old bulbs are going the way of the dodo anytime soon unless completely ugly people control that. oh wait

*rob*

December 16, 2011 11:17 AM - rf
S.E.C. Charges Former Fannie and Freddie Chiefs With Fraud
http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2011/12/16/us/politics/AP-US-Fannie-Freddie-Charges.html
Edited at December 16, 2011 11:17 AM
December 16, 2011 11:19 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
i refuse to take any trains that have the purple seating / aweful lighting

*rob*

Edited at December 16, 2011 11:19 AM
December 16, 2011 11:20 AM - sixyearsandcounting
"apple martini

GOTY (year)

*rob*"

I promised jester a drink awhile back when he correctly guessed my avatar's identity. The bartender couldn't make it and asked me what *she* wants instead (since IJ wasn't at the bar at that moment).
Edited at December 16, 2011 11:20 AM
December 16, 2011 11:20 AM - BoerumHillScott
Benson, you did not look like what I was expecting either.

I wonder if we scared that couple from Brownstoner?
They seemed quite nice and we chatted for a while.
December 16, 2011 11:20 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
S.E.C. Charges Former Fannie and Freddie Chiefs With Fraud

i didn't read the article, but i will say that poor people are fucking stupid. and im kinda sorta poor myself. but i would never take out a mortgage i could not afford. idiots.

*rob*

Edited at December 16, 2011 11:20 AM
December 16, 2011 11:21 AM - dibs
Fannie & Freddie execs deserve to be punished. Their levels of subprime loans were much >> they were saying.
Edited at December 16, 2011 11:21 AM
December 16, 2011 11:21 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
I looked into this incandescent/CFL thing a few weeks ago. This is the deal: The incandescent bulbs were never actually going away. The law is that the manufacturers have to make them 'more efficient' by some date or another.

My issue with CFLs and light fixtures in this apt is that they are the two-prong CFLs, and I HATE the light they give off. BH and I are going to change the fixtures so that I can have incandescent light in the kitchen. We got adapters for the two-prong sockets in the bathroom so that we could put incandescents in there. (They sell UL listed adapters on the interwebs.)
Edited at December 16, 2011 11:21 AM
December 16, 2011 11:22 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
also that is why im taking is slow with paying back my student loans... trust me (im kinda psychic) in 2016 we wont have to pay them back anymore ;)

*rob*

Edited at December 16, 2011 11:22 AM
December 16, 2011 11:22 AM - BoerumHillScott
I've been using CFL bulbs for 10 years, and have had great luck with them in terms of longevity.

Edited at December 16, 2011 11:22 AM
December 16, 2011 11:25 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
"I wonder if we scared that couple from Brownstoner?
They seemed quite nice and we chatted for a while."

Oh yeah, who were they? I saw them briefly but didn't manage to speak to them.
Edited at December 16, 2011 11:25 AM
December 16, 2011 11:26 AM - Deleted
Geekazoid and his fiance' GowanusGirl. They were a nice couple.
Edited at December 16, 2011 11:26 AM
December 16, 2011 11:28 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
I HATE the light they give off. BH and I are going to change the fixtures so that I can have incandescent light in the kitchen.

there are a few buildings near me where you can see in their kitchens and they have awful lighting. roaches dont like new kind of lighting btw, but here's the thing, roaches will be around forever. sorry to bring up roaches, but i keep a mega clean house here and we have them. the other night i turned on the light and saw three slow moving ones, i was like you little fucking a-holes and killed them stat. wtf? i want to take my dog's water bowl away, can you do that with dogs?

*rob*

December 16, 2011 11:29 AM - rf
Scott, this is an anti-CFL crowd. I have a bunch of CFL replacement bulbs in the closet, but the originals never burn out.
Edited at December 16, 2011 11:29 AM
December 16, 2011 11:31 AM - InsertSnappyNameHere
dear heavens, i'm hurting. badly. seriously. i dont know what i need. the room is spinning when i lay downand close my eyes. and i'm having memories of dave threatening to perform a sex act on my boobies and proclaiming them to be 'large and nice.' i'm afraid.
December 16, 2011 11:32 AM - DeLepp
cfls make me look more pasty.
Edited at December 16, 2011 11:32 AM
December 16, 2011 11:33 AM - BoerumHillScott
My apartment now has all sorts of odd light sizes, which I find annoying because they are more expensive and a pain to change.
Edited at December 16, 2011 11:33 AM
December 16, 2011 11:33 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
and i'm having memories of dave threatening to perform a sex act on my boobies and proclaiming them to be 'large and nice.' i'm afraid.

the topic came up (three times) of you knocking boobies with that hot waitressess who also had the big boobies. someone mentioned porn money.

*rob*

Edited at December 16, 2011 11:33 AM
December 16, 2011 11:34 AM - rf
Scott, IKEA has a great selection of different-sized CFL bulbs.
Edited at December 16, 2011 11:34 AM
December 16, 2011 11:34 AM - BoerumHillScott
Snappy, those were some odd statements that Dave made to you.
I am thinking that last round we had was perhaps not the wisest decision.

DeLepp, good to see that you are still alive.
Edited at December 16, 2011 11:34 AM
December 16, 2011 11:35 AM - InsertSnappyNameHere
i did not knock boobies with her! who said that?
Edited at December 16, 2011 11:35 AM
December 16, 2011 11:35 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
My apartment now has all sorts of odd light sizes, which I find annoying because they are more expensive and a pain to change.

psssst... that's China.. moonfacing you (seriously)

*rob*

December 16, 2011 11:36 AM - DeLepp
young rf is a gem, probably correctly assumes that old people are odd
Edited at December 16, 2011 11:36 AM
December 16, 2011 11:36 AM - DeLepp
young rf is a gem, probably correctly assumes that old people are odd
Edited at December 16, 2011 11:36 AM
December 16, 2011 11:36 AM - InsertSnappyNameHere
the last round we had was a HUGE mistake. a mistake i'm still paying for right now. oh how i hurt
Edited at December 16, 2011 11:36 AM
December 16, 2011 11:36 AM - BoerumHillScott
I have not looked at Ikea.
My main light bulb issue is not size, but connector types.
I have 3 or 4 different types of non-standard light sockets in the apartment.
Edited at December 16, 2011 11:36 AM
December 16, 2011 11:37 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
i did not knock boobies with her! who said that?

no one said you did, but 3 people thought it would make a hot (niche) porno, that's all

*rob*

Edited at December 16, 2011 11:37 AM
December 16, 2011 11:37 AM - DeLepp
thanks bhs, went to gym to sweat it out!
Edited at December 16, 2011 11:37 AM
December 16, 2011 11:37 AM - ij
I got up at 6 am, without setting the alarm, and was the second of 4 to arrive at my 7 am breakfast meeting.
Edited at December 16, 2011 11:37 AM
December 16, 2011 11:39 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
the last round we had was a HUGE mistake. a mistake i'm still paying for right now. oh how i hurt

the best part of being a bit Irish is that we NEVER get hangovers. sometimes i think "hungover" people are just being drama queens..

*rob*

Edited at December 16, 2011 11:39 AM
December 16, 2011 11:40 AM - Deleted
The market was flooded with cheaply-made CFL's the past few years that have nowhere near the life claimed on their packaging. Their environmental merit is questionable, given that they contain mercury - not good for landfills and despite the haranguing from some quarters, folks are not going to make a trip to a special disposal site for light bulbs. These facts, plus the harsh quality of their light, have made CFL's unpopular with many.
Edited at December 16, 2011 11:40 AM
December 16, 2011 11:40 AM - rf
Scott, I think you can check them out on the IKEA website. Unfortunately, they don't always have everything in stock in the store. (Snappy, did you ever get your peeler?)
Edited at December 16, 2011 11:40 AM
December 16, 2011 11:41 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
I got up at 6 am, without setting the alarm, and was the second of 4 to arrive at my 7 am breakfast meeting.

.and Molesters!

*rob*
Edited at December 16, 2011 11:41 AM
December 16, 2011 11:42 AM - BoerumHillScott
I think this morning was the first time in my life I have had hangover from anything other than red wine or tequila.

Edited at December 16, 2011 11:42 AM
December 16, 2011 11:42 AM - dibs
Yes, benson, the mercury issue is disconcerting. Nothing will ruin a lake more than just a few bits of mercury.
December 16, 2011 11:42 AM - rf
Daughter and I didn't have much time to talk since she had to finish her homework when we got home. She has another performance tonight and plans to sleep it off over the weekend but I will get her feedback on PLUSAs, unless of course we are all not worth saving in her memory bank. As I said here before, I am a LUCKY mom!
Edited at December 16, 2011 11:42 AM
December 16, 2011 11:43 AM - DeadCatBounce
LED bulbs are making great advances but are still to expensive. They look much better than CFLs.
Incandescants cant really be made much more efficient than they already are because they are based on heating up a filament, which is a very inefficient way to produce light.
Edited at December 16, 2011 11:43 AM
December 16, 2011 11:44 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
The market was flooded with cheaply-made CFL's the past few years that have nowhere near the life claimed on their packaging. Their environmental merit is questionable, given that they contain mercury - not good for landfills and despite the haranguing from some quarters, folks are not going to make a trip to a special disposal site for light bulbs. These facts, plus the harsh quality of their light, have made CFL's unpopular with many.

.thank you for that! seriously, is earth 2000 years later even worth it if it makes everyone look fugly now? i say no.

*rob*

Edited at December 16, 2011 11:43 AM
December 16, 2011 11:44 AM - rf
But didn't we all play with broken fever thermometers?
Edited at December 16, 2011 11:44 AM
December 16, 2011 11:46 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
LED bulbs are making great advances but are still to expensive. They look much better than CFLs.

gross. no. they are still fugly. a cankle is a cankle is a cankle.

*rob*

Edited at December 16, 2011 11:46 AM
December 16, 2011 11:46 AM - InsertSnappyNameHere
maybe i'll go get the peeler this weekend. today i just can't move. oy. gonna passout for a while longer. being awake hurts.
December 16, 2011 11:46 AM - Deleted
Canada, the politically-correct nation, has withdrawn from the Kyoto protocol.

They are also playing hard-ball with President Obama and his environmentalist base over the Keystone pipeline. The Prime Minister gave a speech that effectively said: "You don't want our "dirty" shale oil? Fine, we'll build a pipeline to our west coast and export it to Asia".
Edited at December 16, 2011 11:46 AM
December 16, 2011 11:46 AM - dibs
Boehner is saying that the pipeline will be in the bill before the Senate today.
Edited at December 16, 2011 11:46 AM
December 16, 2011 11:47 AM - rf
Snappy, maybe Monday after the delivery of gifts. I still have to look for the mortar and pestle.
Edited at December 16, 2011 11:47 AM
December 16, 2011 11:49 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
But didn't we all play with broken fever thermometers?

yes, we did. and that explains why we all are not diagnosed with bullshit malayies like ADHD and Autism. (fyi, autism IS real, but no where near the levels it is proclaimed these days). sorry Zoey, your kid is just dumb.

*rob*

Edited at December 16, 2011 11:49 AM
December 16, 2011 11:49 AM - ij
Rob, you were laughing the entire time. I stopped immediately after Lech and Cobble yelled at me.
December 16, 2011 11:50 AM - dibs
Get the mexican lava stone mortar and pestle, a molcajete
Edited at December 16, 2011 11:49 AM
December 16, 2011 11:52 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
Rob, you were laughing the entire time. I stopped immediately after Lech and Cobble yelled at me.

omg date rape mentality!

*rob*

Edited at December 16, 2011 11:52 AM
December 16, 2011 11:53 AM - lechacal
Jester, you were basically acting like you wanted to fight me. You kept getting up in my grill and calling me a stupid asshole and stuff like that. You really do unfortunate things when you drink. You need to figure something out about sober you before you drink any more.
December 16, 2011 11:53 AM - dibs
Over there>>>>> in The Hot Seat: Shai Lauros...is that a guy or a girl?????????
Edited at December 16, 2011 11:53 AM
December 16, 2011 11:53 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
and so what even if i was laughing. try it on someone else, they WONT be laughing.

i swear if i see you on the street youre getting a kick the balls in return.

*rob*

December 16, 2011 11:54 AM - lechacal
I can't believe I am actually lecturing someone else about doing stupid things when drinking. Oh the irony.
Edited at December 16, 2011 11:54 AM
December 16, 2011 11:54 AM - Deleted
I thought the bartender was good. Typical older gruff bartender.
Edited at December 16, 2011 11:54 AM
December 16, 2011 11:54 AM - dibs
DeLepp, thanks for the pic you sent to my phone. Is that for sale????
Edited at December 16, 2011 11:54 AM
December 16, 2011 11:55 AM - rf
DIBS, from fgkids yahoogroup:
Hello former neighbors,

Our 2 bedroom duplex with Garden, 1.5 bath and W/D (not to mention too much
storage in the basement) is available for rent immediately.

asking $2,650/mth.

Here's a link to the listing on Brownstoner

http://marketplace.brownstoner.com/broker/tia-henry/1320420203-beautiful-brownst\
one-duplex--clinton-hill-amenities-bedstuy-price--see-it-today-bedford-stuyvesant


contact me directly at ejuviler@... (917)576-6220 or our wonderful
broker Tia listed on the ad.

Forward at will!

Elizabeth
Edited at December 16, 2011 11:55 AM
December 16, 2011 11:56 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
Jester, you were basically acting like you wanted to fight me. You kept getting up in my grill and calling me a stupid asshole and stuff like that. You really do unfortunate things when you drink. You need to figure something out about sober you before you drink any more.

that's just nutty AA talk, jester. drink as much as your hetero ass wants, but just know if you do that again to someone they WILL punch you in face.

*rOb*
Edited at December 16, 2011 11:56 AM
December 16, 2011 11:57 AM - rf
I really missed cgar, even though he's been nasty to me lately.
Edited at December 16, 2011 11:57 AM
December 16, 2011 11:57 AM - Deleted
DIBS;

It says "her", but then her name is odd. The only "Shai's" I've known are three Israeli customers and they are all guys.
Edited at December 16, 2011 11:57 AM
December 16, 2011 11:58 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
DeLepp, thanks for the pic you sent to my phone. Is that for sale????

.that is all kinds of wrong

*rob*

Edited at December 16, 2011 11:58 AM
December 16, 2011 11:58 AM - rf
DIBS, my budget for mortar and pestle is less than $5. The non-horn-rimmed glasses are the big Chanukah gift this year.
Edited at December 16, 2011 11:58 AM
December 16, 2011 12:00 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
I thought the bartender was good. Typical older gruff bartender.

.
me too! it's so nice going to a place in brooklyn and not having drinks dealt by a snotty moonface. you know it's true.

*rob*

Edited at December 16, 2011 12:00 PM
December 16, 2011 12:01 PM - rf
?"You don't stick a knife in a man's back nine inches and then pull it out six inches and say you're making progress..."
--Malcolm X
Edited at December 16, 2011 12:01 PM
December 16, 2011 12:02 PM - bxgrl
There are 2 bulbs- incandescents- that have been burning for over 100 years. they were made by a competitor of Edison, I believe. In Shelby, Ohio. One's in the Shelby Bulb museum and the other is in a firehouse in CA. That is 110 years old. http://www.centennialbulb.org/
Edited at December 16, 2011 12:02 PM
December 16, 2011 12:03 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
im trying to wrap my mind around that Malcolm X quote but im failing miserably. Malcolm in the Middle was an awesome show tho

*rob*

Edited at December 16, 2011 12:03 PM
December 16, 2011 12:05 PM - rf
My daughter's boyfriend last summer was Malcolm.
Edited at December 16, 2011 12:05 PM
December 16, 2011 12:09 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
"I can't believe I am actually lecturing someone else about doing stupid things when drinking. Oh the irony."

Snort!
December 16, 2011 12:10 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
I missed CGar, Biff and M4L.

Where the heck is Biff these days, anyway??


Edited at December 16, 2011 12:10 PM
December 16, 2011 12:12 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
editing out this post for RF

*rob*

Edited at December 16, 2011 12:12 PM
December 16, 2011 12:13 PM - rf
Oh yeah, m4l! And Biff! I saw an East Asian couple going down the steps as I was waiting at the subway entrance and thought it might be m4l and the missus. But no.
Edited at December 16, 2011 12:13 PM
December 16, 2011 12:14 PM - Arkady
Only Shai I've known was a waitress.
rf - Go to SciPlus.com for wide selection of mortars & pestles for next to nothing. (Except there is a $10 minimum - they have a lot of good stuff, though.)
Edited at December 16, 2011 12:14 PM
December 16, 2011 12:14 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
hey, RF, edited out my last post but your daughter reminds me of the singer in one of my favorite bands. not sure if you saw the original post (it wasnt bad at all). but if you didnt and want to know who it is, just ask me

*rob*

Edited at December 16, 2011 12:14 PM
December 16, 2011 12:15 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
"Rob, you were laughing the entire time."

That was AFTER several attempts, and AFTER you'd done it to several people. I think rob was laughing in shock (as in WTF!), not amusement. His laughing does not negate the fact that your actions were inappropriate.

Which part of your brain doesn't understand inappropriate?
Edited at December 16, 2011 12:15 PM
December 16, 2011 12:19 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
Oh yeah, m4l! And Biff! I saw an East Asian couple going down the steps as I was waiting at the subway entrance and thought it might be m4l and the missus. But no.

sorry but LOL. do they all look the same to you? okay im gonna be flat out honest with this... white women ALL look the same to me. as do asians (male and female) and black men. that isnt racist to say. i hope people dont take it that way. it's anthropologic and shit. im sure for everyone people look the same. imagine when america was invaded what the indians (feather) thought? omg who are these people off the mayflower? must have been mad creepy. im reading a book right now about the origins of the Hamptons and the shinnecock indians and stuff.

*rob*

Edited at December 16, 2011 12:19 PM
December 16, 2011 12:21 PM - lechacal
Isn't shai lebeouf (sp??) a guy though? You know, the actor who was just in that shitty wall street sequel?
Edited at December 16, 2011 12:21 PM
December 16, 2011 12:23 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
His laughing does not negate the fact that your actions were inappropriate.

EXACTAMUNDO!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ync1u2Qw5c8

*rob*

Edited at December 16, 2011 12:23 PM
December 16, 2011 12:30 PM - bxgrl
rob- so you can't tell the difference between me, rf and cobble? I'm the shortest- there, does that help? :-) (sniff...See if you get a pink leopard toothbrush from me again.)
December 16, 2011 12:33 PM - rf
Rob, actually I was pretty sure it wasn't m4l, and it wasn't. Only saw the couple for a second. I got much better at recognizing East Asians when I was in Chinatown every day taking kid to school but my radar is diminishing.
Edited at December 16, 2011 12:33 PM
December 16, 2011 12:36 PM - Deleted
very useful website if you ever want to go for drinks but don't know where to go!

http://wherethefuckshouldigofordrinks.com/


Edited at December 16, 2011 12:36 PM
December 16, 2011 12:40 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
rob- so you can't tell the difference between me, rf and cobble? I'm the shortest- there, does that help? :-) (sniff...See if you get a pink leopard toothbrush from me again.)

of course i can NOW. but in general, honestly? probably not. it's probably the same thing with my Discatogrpahia. and omg btw you can't get SSDI/SSi monies for that shit :-/


*rob*
Edited at December 16, 2011 12:40 PM
December 16, 2011 12:44 PM - Deleted
Sometimes when I'm drinking with my Japanese colleagues, they ask me if I can tell the difference between Korean, Japanese and Chinese people. When I tell them that I can do so about 75% of the time, they think I'm feeding tham a politically-correct line of horse$hit and start to laugh. In fact, though, that is my percentage.
Edited at December 16, 2011 12:44 PM
December 16, 2011 12:49 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
lol benson, it's like with white people. i mean really sometimes you can't tell what they are, italian, irish, german, etc... a big mix? a lot of people think im jewish btw. which i find funny/strange cuz that's just a religion but people use it as an ethnicity. anyway, day off from work, im gonna go watch some porn.

*rob*

Edited at December 16, 2011 12:49 PM
December 16, 2011 12:51 PM - ij
There was a man who looked like Dave, with the same glasses, and a man who looked like Xing, standing near Oshima last night when I passed.
Edited at December 16, 2011 12:51 PM
December 16, 2011 12:56 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
i hate how race/ethnicity/religion/gender/sexuality is so farked in this country. this is how i see myself inside. and LOL, i put up looking for porn for a bit cuz the UPS man just delivered a package for my roommate,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Vo1KhPLcWQ


*rob*

Edited at December 16, 2011 12:56 PM
December 16, 2011 1:06 PM - DeLepp
dibs, while I was at billy ocean last night, andy was with a bunch of crazy cubans in sb. CC in picture was a dancer so $$ is a given.
Edited at December 16, 2011 1:06 PM
December 16, 2011 1:06 PM - Arkady
Benson has a hard time distinguishing among Mediterraneans - Arab, Italian, Spanish, Puerto Rican...
December 16, 2011 1:10 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
i can totally guess with 99% accuracy any hispanic/spanish/island/mexican ethnicity. but like i said when it comes to white women and asian peeps, it's for the most part, impossible.

*rob*

Edited at December 16, 2011 1:10 PM
December 16, 2011 1:28 PM - ilovestoops
Great party - it was terrific seeing everyone!
rf - I'm glad we got to meet your daughter - she seems so mature! And thanks for the ride home - I owe you.

Rob didn't say anything obnoxious but it sounds like jester behaved badly. The world is turning upside down!

I feel as though I have a hangover but I just had one drink. I think I caught something from the several people who were just getting over colds or whatever.

Edited at December 16, 2011 1:28 PM
December 16, 2011 1:30 PM - BoerumHillScott
Stoops, good to see you again, and I have not forgotten about the info I said I'd get you.
Edited at December 16, 2011 1:30 PM
December 16, 2011 1:42 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Stoops, Really glad you came to the party! Thank you so much for your delicious cookies, I'm sorry I haven't baked any to share this year. Always good to see you. Hope it wasn't me that 'shared' germs.
Edited at December 16, 2011 1:42 PM
December 16, 2011 1:42 PM - Deleted
Arkady;

I can tell the difference between those folks. What I was saying last night was that people often have a hard time identifying my ethnic background. I'm often taken for being either hispanic or arabic.
Edited at December 16, 2011 1:42 PM
December 16, 2011 1:55 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
you know what really sucks? i had 86 dollars yesterday and now i have 3!, and 2.25 (or 2.50?) has to get my ass to work on monday. and thank you people who bought me drinks, but how the hell did i go thru 83 dollars!?!? this is why i dont like going out. i have 3 dollars. that is my official net worth. wtf. FML

*rob*

Edited at December 16, 2011 1:55 PM
December 16, 2011 1:55 PM - Deleted
I wish to apply for a TKOTD exemption for the above post. Folks are spent and/or hungover from the party, so it's not my fault!
Edited at December 16, 2011 1:55 PM
December 16, 2011 1:58 PM - BoerumHillScott
Republicans are always looking for special exemptions.
Edited at December 16, 2011 1:58 PM
December 16, 2011 2:02 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
I'm doing laundry, again. It never ends! : P
Edited at December 16, 2011 2:02 PM
December 16, 2011 2:05 PM - BoerumHillScott
When I am going to the gym every day, I average one small load of laundry a day.
Edited at December 16, 2011 2:05 PM
December 16, 2011 2:16 PM - Deleted
"I'm doing laundry, again. It never ends! "

Well maybe if you stopped snorting all over yourself, it would help!
Edited at December 16, 2011 2:15 PM
December 16, 2011 2:22 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
I average one small load of laundry a day.

that made me lol. okay i have to walk my dog and get really pissy at the lazy pampered rich people in park slope. really, i LOVE this neighborhood but i wanna barf on the people who perambulate around at this hour... they are truly vile.

this is what i play in my head..

my pitbull > your ugly baby (or that baby you are pushing and you pay no taxes)

*rob*
Edited at December 16, 2011 2:22 PM
December 16, 2011 2:23 PM - sixyearsandcounting
Paper is done and I'm at NYU turning it in. For once in my life I wish I was an NFL linebacker, or at least large and threatening. That way when some dumbass sits next to me on the subway with his legs spread airing out his balls and his thighs constantly brushing mine (note that I was there first), I would follow this quick and easy three-step procedure:

1. Issue a loud verbal warning along the lines of "CLOSE YOUR LEGS, FUCKTARD. YOUR BALLS WILL BE FINE."
2. If he does not obey, since his legs are wide open, I'd kick him hard in the nuts.
3. I would proceed to beat him within an inch of his life and issue a loud warning to everyone else to shut their damn legs too and have the courtesy to make room for people.

Of course, it wouldn't be the Christian thing to do (right DIBS?).
Edited at December 16, 2011 2:23 PM
December 16, 2011 2:26 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
1. Issue a loud verbal warning along the lines of "CLOSE YOUR LEGS, FUCKTARD. YOUR BALLS WILL BE FINE."


tell it to jester.

*rob*
Edited at December 16, 2011 2:26 PM
December 16, 2011 2:27 PM - dibs
"You don't stick a knife in a man's back nine inches and then pull it out six inches and say you're making progress..."
--Malcolm X


His daughter was just arrested after violating the terms of her probation on an identity-theft conviction.


Edited at December 16, 2011 2:27 PM
December 16, 2011 2:30 PM - dibs
Japanese are the easiest to pick out. It gets a bit harder sometimes between Chinese & Koreans unless they speak.
Edited at December 16, 2011 2:30 PM
December 16, 2011 2:31 PM - Arkady
Benson - I was joking - a la the bartenderess last night who wanted to tell a non-OC joke & was afraid you'd be offended.
Six - Just take Jester w/ you next time.
December 16, 2011 2:33 PM - Deleted
"the bartenderess last night who wanted to tell a non-OC joke & was afraid you'd be offended"

Oh right - I forgot about that.
Edited at December 16, 2011 2:33 PM
December 16, 2011 2:36 PM - dibs
Fifth Avenue is a madhouse. Total pedestrian gridlock
Edited at December 16, 2011 2:36 PM
December 16, 2011 2:38 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
"Six - Just take Jester w/ you next time."

Snort! (ignoring benson)
Edited at December 16, 2011 2:38 PM
December 16, 2011 2:43 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
Fifth Avenue is a madhouse. Total pedestrian gridlock

just got back walking Duke and 5th ave in brooklyn makes me wanna... makes me wanna... i dont know. is there a term for faggot stay at home dads? sorry i dropped the F word like that, but it's SO apropos.

*rob*

Edited at December 16, 2011 2:43 PM
December 16, 2011 2:44 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
and i can say faggot cuz im genetically gay and shit. but serious the straight men in my neighborhood are such homo wannabes


*rob*

December 16, 2011 2:49 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
imagine being generically straight but act all gay? oof. worst of both worlds. yeah, being gay is genetic right? right? lol genetics sucks


*rob*

Edited at December 16, 2011 2:49 PM
December 16, 2011 2:51 PM - dibs
has this sort of babble been going on all afternoon since I left for lunch???????
Edited at December 16, 2011 2:51 PM
December 16, 2011 2:52 PM - More4Less
mdf doors are mad pricey - quite a price hike from those hollow doors I recall from my strolls thru Lowes & HD.

3 holiday parties in 3 nights is too much for my old ass
Edited at December 16, 2011 2:52 PM
December 16, 2011 2:53 PM - dibs
COBBLE....here's the book I was telling you about. Most of the photography collection hangs here in our offices...

http://www.cygnetfoundation.org/shared_space.pdf


Edited at December 16, 2011 2:53 PM
December 16, 2011 2:54 PM - Donatella
The Post has a picture of Officer Figoski with his 4 daughters. It is heartbreaking. The day after it happened, I stopped to talk to an officer in Grand Central Station to tell him how sorry I was about the death of that officer. The policeman was very emotional and thanked me.
Edited at December 16, 2011 2:54 PM
December 16, 2011 2:54 PM - dibs
hollow doors are shit.
Edited at December 16, 2011 2:54 PM
December 16, 2011 2:56 PM - Deleted
Donatella;

Yes, indeed. There is something about that photo that is gripping and heartbreaking. The love between the father and his 4 beaming daughters is just obvious.
Edited at December 16, 2011 2:55 PM
December 16, 2011 2:59 PM - More4Less
DIBS, hollow doors are mad cheap - ie $50 each vs mdf doors are like 250-350 each. that's huge jump for this cheap ass to internalize in a short span of time. do agree that hollow is shit compared to mdf
Edited at December 16, 2011 2:59 PM
December 16, 2011 3:01 PM - More4Less
Benson, did NYPost update how much they've raised for that officer's fd?
Edited at December 16, 2011 3:01 PM
December 16, 2011 3:02 PM - Deleted
As of this morning, they've raised about $271K for the daughters' scholarship fund.
Edited at December 16, 2011 3:02 PM
December 16, 2011 3:06 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
people in my building... they get SO much shit delivered during day lol. most people i know get their stuff delivered at work. her they just leave it in the lobby. thank god im not a thief (tomatoes and lemons dont count).

*rob*

Edited at December 16, 2011 3:06 PM
December 16, 2011 3:13 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Wow, very impressive, DIBS, thanks! I just skimmed, but want to look through more carefully.
Edited at December 16, 2011 3:13 PM
December 16, 2011 3:33 PM - sixyearsandcounting
ROFL from a rather old-school member of my college debating society's email list:

"But then you are in Brooklyn, and who would ever want to be there?

Adult males always need to wear at the very least a jacket and tie when in the city. Firstly, out of respect for their own dignity, but secondarily on the basis of the practical consideration that they are likely to have occasion to visit clubs, restaurants, hotels, or business venues frequented by real adult human beings properly dressed where they would otherwise find themselves looking silly and underdressed.

Standards are even more rigorous in sophisticated European cities. I know one man who was laughed at for years for showing up for lunch at the Fly Fishers' Club in London wearing a lounge suit (a less formal men's suit appropriate for use in the home or the country, as opposed to a relatively severe, dark business suit)."
Edited at December 16, 2011 3:33 PM
December 16, 2011 3:33 PM - Arkady
M4L - Hollow core doors are horrible!!
Edited at December 16, 2011 3:33 PM
December 16, 2011 3:34 PM - sixyearsandcounting
I'm happy to report the subway ride home passed without incident.

"Six - Just take Jester w/ you next time."

No - I don't want him getting the inevitable beatdown!
Edited at December 16, 2011 3:34 PM
December 16, 2011 3:35 PM - dibs
Is everyone asleep at their desks????
Edited at December 16, 2011 3:35 PM
December 16, 2011 3:38 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
Adult males always need to wear at the very least a jacket and tie when in the city. Firstly, out of respect for their own dignity

i cant even be asked to wear a coat. im sorry but i MUST be hot blooded or something. i find outerwear completely disgusting and smelly. there's no reason to wear the "winter" shit that people do in america. it's not that cold here, especially in nyc. while it's a good thing people cover up this time of year and you dont have to be privy to cankles, tits, and coin slots, it's still absurd.

*rob*
Edited at December 16, 2011 3:38 PM
December 16, 2011 3:42 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
I was folding laundry. DONE!
Edited at December 16, 2011 3:42 PM
December 16, 2011 3:44 PM - sixyearsandcounting
I am about to start laundry, thus keeping constant the number of PLUSAs in Ditmas Park doing laundry.
Edited at December 16, 2011 3:44 PM
December 16, 2011 3:45 PM - dibs
I will do a load when I get home.
Edited at December 16, 2011 3:45 PM
December 16, 2011 3:50 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
I'm having trouble with my whites not staying/getting really white! I'm using Oxyclean booster, possibly not using enough? Do I need to do a bleach load?! Sigh.
Edited at December 16, 2011 3:50 PM
December 16, 2011 3:50 PM - dibs
Not much anything is whiter than you, Cobble.
Edited at December 16, 2011 3:50 PM
December 16, 2011 3:51 PM - rf
Cobble, I use Tide with Bleach powder and hot water. It's not a lot of bleach but it helps. I can give you a sample on Mon when we deliver the gifts. (I have a gigantic box from Costco.)
Edited at December 16, 2011 3:51 PM
December 16, 2011 3:52 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Snort! I set myself up for that one!
Edited at December 16, 2011 3:52 PM
December 16, 2011 3:53 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
"I use Tide with Bleach powder "

Ah, yes, this sounds like what I may need, rf, thank you. I will not stand for dingy whites! : P
Edited at December 16, 2011 3:53 PM
December 16, 2011 3:54 PM - dibs
The trials and tribulations of a hausefrau!!!!!!
Edited at December 16, 2011 3:54 PM
December 16, 2011 3:54 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
"I am about to start laundry, thus keeping constant the number of PLUSAs in Ditmas Park doing laundry."

Excellent, we wouldn't want the world to slip off it's axis! : P
Edited at December 16, 2011 3:54 PM
December 16, 2011 3:57 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
"The trials and tribulations of a hausefrau!"

It's got to stop. I've got to find more work soon, so I can hire someone to help do all this crap!! : P
Edited at December 16, 2011 3:57 PM
December 16, 2011 3:58 PM - lechacal
"I'm having trouble with my whites not staying/getting really white!"

- P.W. Botha
December 16, 2011 4:00 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
I knew someone would try to turn that into a racist remark.
Edited at December 16, 2011 4:00 PM
December 16, 2011 4:03 PM - dibs
Some things really need to be bright white...
Edited at December 16, 2011 4:03 PM
December 16, 2011 4:15 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
How cute are these guys!!!
Edited at December 16, 2011 4:15 PM
December 16, 2011 4:21 PM - Deleted
These cat pictures just won't stop, will they???????

Cats and puns: the two constants of the OT.
Edited at December 16, 2011 4:21 PM
December 16, 2011 4:28 PM - Donatella
Busy at work........ (this is my old cat, Pippie, working at the laptop)
Edited at December 16, 2011 4:27 PM
December 16, 2011 4:28 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
How can you not like BABY TIGERS, benson? There is something wrong with you.
Edited at December 16, 2011 4:28 PM
December 16, 2011 4:37 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
oh i LOVE those tigers. honestly, tho im sure you all know, im not a fan of house cats. they piss and shit indoors and have attitude problems. oh and re: laundry and whites. is that really important? im just curious cuz all my life ive mixed it all together and never saw much of an issue.

and im sorry to repost this idiotic video, but this is how i imagine cobble doing laundry in her building today

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHyp-dVv8LQ
Edited at December 16, 2011 4:37 PM
December 16, 2011 4:44 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
Busy at work........ (this is my old cat, Pippie, working at the laptop)

the first thing i noticed in that picture was teh ghetto heating unit in the background!

*rob*

Edited at December 16, 2011 4:44 PM
December 16, 2011 4:54 PM - Arkady
Too much bleach in the tiger load, CHiller.
Edited at December 16, 2011 4:54 PM
December 16, 2011 4:55 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Ok, these are for Arkady...
Edited at December 16, 2011 4:55 PM
December 16, 2011 5:00 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
i love the new tiger theme. tigers rock, housecats suck. it's aweful what people say about Jossie.



Edited at December 16, 2011 5:00 PM
December 16, 2011 5:03 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
now i want a pet tiger. didnt madonna have one in one of her movies?
some nosy ass is totally gonna call the ASPCA on me tomorrow morning when im walking duke after having painted stripes on him. whatever, now i wanna do it. im turning my pitbull into a pitteager tonight!!! woo woo!
*rob*

Edited at December 16, 2011 5:03 PM
December 16, 2011 5:04 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
::groan, piss moan, groan::

i still hurt. badly. possibly still drunk. tried hair of the dog (few sips of beer) and that made things worse. and i still don't know how i threw my hip out. ok...i'll stop moaning and go back to sleep.
Edited at December 16, 2011 5:04 PM
December 16, 2011 5:09 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
do any of you have facebook "friends" that crack your shit up and your like wtf?
"TODAY IS MY CHRISTMAS PARTY FROM WORK. GONNA B @ BONE N FISH BAR N GRILL IN SECAUCUS. HOPE I HAVE FUN. N IMA STILL DRINK EVEN THO I WILL B DA ONLY ONE DRINKING. LOL"

lol, indeed
*rob*
Edited at December 16, 2011 5:09 PM
December 16, 2011 5:10 PM - sixyearsandcounting
Snappy you should have been in the laundry room with me. A woman - YOUR TYPE EXACTLY - was folding laundry and shaking her big booty to music on her ipod, and she had no idea anyone else was there. I walked in, put my laundry in the machines, and she never so much as looked up.
Edited at December 16, 2011 5:10 PM
December 16, 2011 5:12 PM - lechacal
"and i still don't know how i threw my hip out"

uh... ping pong? duh
Edited at December 16, 2011 5:12 PM
December 16, 2011 5:25 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
"and i still don't know how i threw my hip out"

uh... ping pong? duh

maybe she got molested too?

omg i just looked into my phone case and the bartender left me her number saying "bartending australian diva" with a smiley. her name is alison.

*rob*

Edited at December 16, 2011 5:25 PM
December 16, 2011 5:29 PM - lechacal
bah-tending os-traylian daiva
Edited at December 16, 2011 5:29 PM
December 16, 2011 5:30 PM - lechacal
True of false rob - she was really impressed with my aussie accent.
Edited at December 16, 2011 5:30 PM
December 16, 2011 5:32 PM - lechacal
I'm still LOLing at jester the molester.
Edited at December 16, 2011 5:32 PM
December 16, 2011 5:34 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
i dont know, youre aussie accent was totally bad i thought, but she fell for it lol.

*rob*

Edited at December 16, 2011 5:34 PM
December 16, 2011 6:12 PM - Kensingtonian
Was she hot at least? I want an answer from the hetero males.
Edited at December 16, 2011 6:12 PM
December 16, 2011 6:57 PM - sixyearsandcounting
Not really, Kens.
Edited at December 16, 2011 6:57 PM
December 16, 2011 7:01 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
what? she was

*rob*

Edited at December 16, 2011 7:01 PM
December 16, 2011 7:05 PM - sixyearsandcounting
rofl ok rob, maybe she was your type! go for it...after all you have her number...
Edited at December 16, 2011 7:05 PM
December 16, 2011 7:11 PM - Kensingtonian
Lol, thanks Six. I know which women Rob finds hot and they are not really my type.
Edited at December 16, 2011 7:11 PM
December 16, 2011 7:17 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
Lol, thanks Six. I know which women Rob finds hot and they are not really my type.

lol. youre a snob and that's why you live in kensington. but youre moving to buffalo soon, no? youre european, no? your women dont even wash their vaginas or shave their pits!!!!

*rob*

Edited at December 16, 2011 7:17 PM
December 16, 2011 8:19 PM - sixyearsandcounting
Lech, my informal survey of online dating profiles suggests that women describing themselves as "curvy" score pretty high on the kinkiness scale.
Edited at December 16, 2011 8:19 PM
December 16, 2011 8:21 PM - BoerumHillScott
I agree with jackal's last 2 posts.
Edited at December 16, 2011 8:21 PM
December 16, 2011 8:27 PM - sixyearsandcounting
Good sex is mostly about personal chemistry. I hook up with a certain friend (who identifies as bi but in my opinion she's pretty much a femme lesbian) whenever she's in town and the sex is usually terrible because we have no chemistry in bed. Bad sex is better than no sex, though...right...?
Edited at December 16, 2011 8:27 PM
December 16, 2011 9:27 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Good work, rob, on insulting ken's gf. First infinite is looking to get beat up, and now you are. You better apologize for that. G*d help us all.
Edited at December 16, 2011 9:27 PM
December 16, 2011 10:11 PM - Kensingtonian
Lol Cobble, I never take him seriously one bit....

Oh and Rob, the only reason why I am in Kensington and not Park Slope is cause I can't afford it. And the only reason why I'd move to Buffalo was for better quality of life for my family. Don't make your brain hurt, you won't understand the reasoning behind it.
December 16, 2011 10:11 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
what? i didnt insult his girlfriend, i didnt even know he had one! he throws low jabs, so as can i. anyway, i bought contra for the ps2 from housing works or 3 bux. woo woo!! so is REALLY the loser on this friday night? ha

*rob*

December 16, 2011 10:13 PM - sixyearsandcounting
"the only reason why I am in Kensington and not Park Slope is cause I can't afford it"

That's why I moved to Kensington too, back in the days when "Ditmas Park" wasn't even a concept...
Edited at December 16, 2011 10:13 PM
December 16, 2011 10:17 PM - lechacal
wait, rob insulted kens's gf? I totally missed that. Anyways, I just spent some time on rotten.com and now I feel really gross and icky and I'm going to go to sleep and wish I could have the last 15 minutes of my life back.
Edited at December 16, 2011 10:17 PM
December 16, 2011 10:20 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
Don't make your brain hurt, you won't understand the reasoning behind it.

actually i do not even HAVE a brain. that's what makes me, well, me. if i had to worry about the stupid shit most people worry about i'd slit my wrists.


*rob*

Edited at December 16, 2011 10:20 PM
December 16, 2011 10:21 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
also i can't afford park slope either. and im only here cuz of my dog. for real! once my dog is dead i'm moving to Parkchester in the bronx.

*rob*

Edited at December 16, 2011 10:21 PM
December 16, 2011 10:26 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
wait, rob insulted kens's gf? I totally missed that.

u missed it cuz it didnt happen. and besides, i love goats!

*rob*

Edited at December 16, 2011 10:26 PM
December 16, 2011 10:42 PM - Deleted
Rob made a remark about European women, not Kens' girlfriend.


Edited at December 16, 2011 10:42 PM
December 16, 2011 10:49 PM - Arkady
Thanks, CHiller!
Edited at December 16, 2011 10:49 PM
December 16, 2011 10:51 PM - Deleted
"the only reason why I am in Kensington and not Park Slope is cause I can't afford it"

Kens;

Take my word for it: even if you could afford Park Slpe, you're better off in Kensington. If you want to take a step up, take a cue from Legion and go to Belle Harbor or a neighborhood like that.

I hate Park Slope tonight because I went to an open house at one of my neighbor's, and some of the conversation made my blood boil.
Edited at December 16, 2011 10:51 PM
December 16, 2011 11:00 PM - Deleted
On the other hand, maybe I shouldn't be upset, because they paid me a compliment. One of the guys at the party said (and he wasn't joking): "You're the only guy in this condo who knows how to fix anything" and there was general agreement on this point.

I need a drink.
Edited at December 16, 2011 11:00 PM
December 16, 2011 11:00 PM - Kensingtonian
Rob, not offended one bit. I find you funny most of the time until you make really bad remarks about women (which you sometimes do). Also, I totally take low jabs so you definitely can throw them back. I kinda secretly crack up when you do.
Edited at December 16, 2011 11:00 PM
December 16, 2011 11:03 PM - sixyearsandcounting
Benson, in the long run of the almost ten years I've lived here, I'm glad I bought in Kensington/Ditmas Park and not in Park Slope. But it's really because I've met so many friends at local bars and learned so much from them and their life experiences - and I've gained some experience myself. Maybe that would have happened in Park Slope, maybe not.
Edited at December 16, 2011 11:03 PM
December 16, 2011 11:35 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
"You're the only guy in this condo who knows how to fix anything" and there was general agreement on this point.

sad when men these days cant even change a lightbulb. it's quite an epidemic

*rob*

Edited at December 16, 2011 11:35 PM
December 16, 2011 11:53 PM - Donatella
*rob* that heating unit was in my parents beach bungalow where I was staying after I came back from Kansas City. That little unit kept me alive during one of the coldest winters on record. On one side was the ocean. Literally. In the "backyard" it was sand, then the ocean. In the front were TREES. Tons of trees. Under the house was wildlife. I swear to God, there were wild animals there. Possum, racoons, cats, and I am sure OTHER STUFF. Squirrels on the roof. It was crazy there, like a camping trip that went on for a while. That winter there were 17 major snowstorms. But I had little Pippie there and there was something magical about the whole thing. Me living in my hermitage. Then I got a job, then I ran around and looked for the building and the rest is history. By the way, today is the 7th anniversary of my buying the brownstone.
Edited at December 16, 2011 11:53 PM
December 17, 2011 12:12 AM - sixyearsandcounting
""You're the only guy in this condo who knows how to fix anything"

One of the problems of my life (so far) is that I don't really know how to fix anything (for the record, I do know how to change a lightbulb, even one of those old-fashioned ones like Snappy got at the party!). I think living in NYC makes this problem even worse. We have a live-in super and handymen are everywhere, and it's just not a big deal to call them. Same goes for cooking - why bother when there's so many delivery options? (I'm finally consciously making an effort to learn to cook).
Edited at December 17, 2011 12:12 AM
December 17, 2011 12:12 AM - sixyearsandcounting
"By the way, today is the 7th anniversary of my buying the brownstone."

Congrats, DonaT - SEVEN years and counting!
Edited at December 17, 2011 12:12 AM
December 17, 2011 8:05 AM - dibs
1. I live in the ghetto because I couldn't afford Park Slope
2. I can fix anything
3. Not sure that the bad sex with better looking is true in gay life, but I can definitely remember the worst sex I ever had and he wasn't very good looking
Edited at December 17, 2011 9:18 AM
December 17, 2011 8:29 AM - lechacal
sad when men these days cant even change a lightbulb. it's quite an epidemic

*rob*


MERRIAM WEBSTER:

Definition of IRONY

1: a pretense of ignorance and of willingness to learn from another assumed in order to make the other's false conceptions conspicuous by adroit questioning —called also Socratic irony

2 a: the use of words to express something other than and especially the opposite of the literal meaning
Edited at December 17, 2011 8:28 AM
December 17, 2011 8:40 AM - lechacal
.
Edited at December 17, 2011 8:40 AM
December 17, 2011 8:41 AM - lechacal
.
Edited at December 17, 2011 8:41 AM
December 17, 2011 8:42 AM - lechacal
.
Edited at December 17, 2011 8:42 AM
December 17, 2011 9:31 AM - dibs
http://www.buzzfeed.com/expresident/the-20-most-important-cats-of-2011
Edited at December 17, 2011 9:31 AM
December 17, 2011 9:51 AM - Arkady
I can afford to live in Park Slope because I can fix almost anything - if I had to hire help I'd be on the street!
Edited at December 17, 2011 9:51 AM
December 17, 2011 9:57 AM - dibs
Sometimes it's wise to hire specialized labor for certain jobs.
Edited at December 17, 2011 9:57 AM
December 17, 2011 10:08 AM - petebklyn
how about non-paid interns instead for those jobs?
Edited at December 17, 2011 10:08 AM
December 17, 2011 10:20 AM - petebklyn
finally the dept of buildings got around to checking out complaint I made back in april about empty lot on my block being used to store cars/trucks. some people would say I should mind my own business and people should have right to use their land the way the want. I say - go F.Y. I have to obey zoning - so you should too. And they have nerve to put up no parking sign. Probably citation lacks any enforcement or penalties so they'll probably just continue their practice.
Edited at December 17, 2011 10:20 AM
December 17, 2011 10:21 AM - rf
I guess Friday will never end.
Edited at December 17, 2011 10:21 AM
December 17, 2011 10:21 AM - lechacal
oh for fuck's sake, I actualy made the mistake of clicking on that cat link. I want the last 60 seconds of my life back.
December 17, 2011 10:21 AM - lechacal
oh for fuck's sake, I actualy made the mistake of clicking on that cat link. I want the last 60 seconds of my life back.
Edited at December 17, 2011 10:21 AM
December 17, 2011 10:25 AM - petebklyn
you never know what virus or whatever you could catch from dib's links. better use discretion.
Edited at December 17, 2011 10:25 AM
December 17, 2011 10:25 AM - lechacal
I double posted that as revenge for the cat posting.
December 17, 2011 10:27 AM - lechacal
Yeah Pete, anti-virus software is kind of like an e-condom. If properly used, anyways. Sometimes people don't use the e-condom before visiting a dirty site and then they have to use it more like a course of e-antibiotics.
Edited at December 17, 2011 10:27 AM
December 17, 2011 10:29 AM - dibs
Here's another interesting link, lech...

www.latinboyz.com
Edited at December 17, 2011 10:39 AM
December 17, 2011 10:29 AM - petebklyn
I have allergies to felines so can't even look at them
Edited at December 17, 2011 10:29 AM
December 17, 2011 10:32 AM - petebklyn
you know i'm here just to procrastinate. Is that okay to do in public?
(I should be buying a gift or 2, making out a xmas card or 2, etc).
Edited at December 17, 2011 10:32 AM
December 17, 2011 10:35 AM - Arkady
Pete - Phone EPA/Sanit about the cars. You can get (usually pretty fast) action from them even for overgrown weeds on an empty lot.
Edited at December 17, 2011 10:35 AM
December 17, 2011 10:35 AM - lechacal
No thanks DIBS. I get most of my online porn from xtube and youporn.
December 17, 2011 10:42 AM - petebklyn
I see from debt of bldg website - that they did get violation. I'll have to go down block and look in monday to see what if anything the owner did. They did get a bldg permit few years back but never built anything.
Edited at December 17, 2011 10:42 AM
December 17, 2011 10:45 AM - dibs
xtube.com
tube8.com
skeezy.com
Edited at December 17, 2011 10:45 AM
December 17, 2011 10:49 AM - lechacal
are tube8 and skeezy for your people, my people, or both?
Edited at December 17, 2011 10:49 AM
December 17, 2011 10:51 AM - dibs
tube8 is both. skeezy is not.
Edited at December 17, 2011 10:51 AM
December 17, 2011 10:59 AM - petebklyn
those porn sites really make me want to procrastinate
December 17, 2011 11:03 AM - dibs
Of course most of my meetups come through silverdaddies.com and, of course, craigslist.
Edited at December 17, 2011 11:03 AM
December 17, 2011 11:11 AM - dibs
Christ, my bulbs are coming up.
Edited at December 17, 2011 11:11 AM
December 17, 2011 11:44 AM - Arkady
Some of mine are too, dibs. I think they'll die back & be o.k., though.
Edited at December 17, 2011 11:44 AM
December 17, 2011 11:53 AM - dibs
Some of the cherry trees blossomed in Philly. Another weird winter??
Edited at December 17, 2011 11:53 AM
December 17, 2011 12:39 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Very odd winter. I suspect intense cold and snow — and lots of it — shortly.

Great cat link, DIBS. BH and I just looked through and had some good laughs!
Edited at December 17, 2011 12:39 PM
December 17, 2011 12:46 PM - rf
And for the dog lovers:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/18/realestate/dogs-living-in-new-york-city-city-as-chew-toy.html?hp=&pagewanted=all
Dogs Living in New York City: City as Chew Toy
Most dog experts will tell you there are no bad apartment dogs, only bad owners. But there are ways to ensure a good fit.
Edited at December 17, 2011 12:46 PM
December 17, 2011 1:11 PM - DeadCatBounce
The girl in the dog lover picture is cute.
Edited at December 17, 2011 1:11 PM
December 17, 2011 1:45 PM - DeadCatBounce
OMG, is there no end to the greed and stupidity of the US Senate?

In exchange for a 2 month extension of the payroll tax cut, they want to attach a permanent fee increase to Freddy and Fannie Mae mortgages.
Edited at December 17, 2011 1:45 PM
December 17, 2011 1:53 PM - lechacal
Things I thought today:

1. Dance routines are just unorganized grabasstic clusterfucks until kids are at least 10.

2. Kids from Irvington dancing to hip hop? Really?

3. Parents who videotape everything their kids do are twats.

4. Dear lord please foregove me for the thoughts going through my head while the high school girls do a dance. Dirty wrong dirty wrong dirty wrong. But I can tell the bored housewives are thinking the same things about the dancing boys. Ahh suburbia.

Edited at December 17, 2011 1:53 PM
December 17, 2011 1:58 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
2. Kids from Irvington dancing to hip hop? Really?

lol irvington nj, yes. irvington ny? ha. i've noticed that all the little white biebers on my block are wannabe thugs these days. it's like kid you are NOT hood, you live in park fucking slope and your yuppie work from home mommy probably still packs your lunch in your 2 million dollar home. can we please ship them all out to ENY for a weekend?

*rob*

Edited at December 17, 2011 1:58 PM
December 17, 2011 1:59 PM - rf
Bet they're not!
Edited at December 17, 2011 1:59 PM
December 17, 2011 2:02 PM - DeadCatBounce
What do you think they are thinking about, RF?
Edited at December 17, 2011 2:02 PM
December 17, 2011 2:03 PM - dibs
Just got second bottle of wine at joliecantina. Anyone want to sto by?
Edited at December 17, 2011 2:03 PM
December 17, 2011 2:04 PM - rf
Probably about the other 100000 things they have to do today. It's different for girls.
December 17, 2011 2:05 PM - rf
Maybe about how much they hate someone else who is in the room.
Edited at December 17, 2011 2:05 PM
December 17, 2011 2:06 PM - rf
I went to my daughter's chorus's Christmas concert and I can tell you that at age 15, they can SING!
Edited at December 17, 2011 2:06 PM
December 17, 2011 2:07 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
okay im reading that dogs in nyc article lol and the author says that dogs in nyc are roommates and in the suburbs they are just pets. i really dislike these articles. tho ive always considered my dog an unemployed lazy ass roommate since i got him, so that's kinda funny. half the people in my building have dogs and i like that it's very pet friendly more than kid friendly. hmmm so they list a gazillion dogs that are best suited for NYC and of course pitbulls are not listed at all. and of course some moonface named amy baumann, 25, brings her dogs into Zabars :-/ and she doesnt care. gross, leave your mutts at home, do not bring them into food establishments. i dont feel like having a side of parvo or ringworm with my food. it's also funny how all the dogs in this article are ALL moonfaces, of COURSE (my dog is hispanic btw).

*rob*

Edited at December 17, 2011 2:07 PM
December 17, 2011 2:12 PM - rf
It's not like you eat food from Zabar's!
Edited at December 17, 2011 2:12 PM
December 17, 2011 2:19 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
dont be mean!

*rob*

Edited at December 17, 2011 2:19 PM
December 17, 2011 2:22 PM - rf
Trust me, I don't like seeing dogs in food stores either, but I try not to complain too much about stuff that doesn't affect me.
Edited at December 17, 2011 2:22 PM
December 17, 2011 2:24 PM - dibs
Zabars. There is such a thing as "too jewish" the crowd that shops there is obnoxious. There's a great diner across the street with fresh carved turkey sandwiches
Edited at December 17, 2011 2:24 PM
December 17, 2011 2:30 PM - dibs
I think its ok to bring dogs in supermarkets. Christ we allow all sorts of dirtier people in
Edited at December 17, 2011 2:30 PM
December 17, 2011 2:33 PM - petebklyn
i was going to ask dibs if had gone to jolie....I noticed it was open the other day. I'm upstate for the wkend.
moth-in-law got outa rehab (I mean nursing home) yesterday and back in her apt.
Edited at December 17, 2011 2:33 PM
December 17, 2011 2:34 PM - rf
I don't think that diner is there anymore. (I have a really good friend who lived on 79th and West End so I sort of know the nabe.) The last time I was up that way, I was surprised to see several upscale Kosher restaurants.
December 17, 2011 2:34 PM - dibs
Im doing rehab here at jolie now
Edited at December 17, 2011 2:34 PM
December 17, 2011 2:48 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
How is it, DIBS? No menu on the website...
Edited at December 17, 2011 2:48 PM
December 17, 2011 2:49 PM - rf
Pete, is that a good thing? More work for Lesbi?

My dad and stepmother are in Florida. I had to send someone there to teach him how to use his Jitterbug (senior-friendly) cell phone. Now I only get 3-5 accidental calls every day instead of 30.
Edited at December 17, 2011 2:49 PM
December 17, 2011 2:55 PM - dibs
Its ok...steak tartare is great and now $1 oysters@on tue wed thurs. Haven't had any of the mex fare but they have chicharones which are always a healthy alternative
Edited at December 17, 2011 2:55 PM
December 17, 2011 3:18 PM - Kensingtonian
We sometimes get breakfast at work catered by Zabars and their stuff is freaking good. Too bad it's rare occasion cause they are far from my office. Neighborhood delis don't stand close to Zabars.
Edited at December 17, 2011 3:18 PM
December 17, 2011 3:26 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
Is it wrong that I'm still in pajamas? I did leave the house the morning, just chose to re-pajama myself when I got back. I'm pooped.
December 17, 2011 3:27 PM - rf
Still feeling bad like yesterday?
December 17, 2011 3:27 PM - rf
Still feeling bad like yesterday?
Edited at December 17, 2011 3:27 PM
December 17, 2011 3:30 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
Feeling exhausted. Just can't seem to get moving. So much to do, but no energy to do it!
Edited at December 17, 2011 3:30 PM
December 17, 2011 3:40 PM - sixyearsandcounting
One year ago today Mohammed Bouazizi (my avatar) started the Arab Spring with his self-immolation after being slapped by a policewoman. The corrupt police in Sidi Bouzid, Tunisia constantly harassed him, demanded bribes, and seized his only means of livelihood (he was a fruit seller). Time has a great interview with his mother:
http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,2101745_2102138_2102239-1,00.html
December 17, 2011 3:41 PM - petebklyn
lesbi there lot of yesterday, today and tomorrow. Supposed visiting nurse should come monday. maybe they will get some help (oops --- entitlement spending of medicare - shouldn't mention on OT).
she live is senior bldg (oops- more entitlement subsidized housing) - so lot of others to look in on her, etc.
Edited at December 17, 2011 3:41 PM
December 17, 2011 5:03 PM - rf
29 degrees tomorrow night in Brooklyn.
Edited at December 17, 2011 5:03 PM
December 17, 2011 6:33 PM - Donatella
That's good about Lesbi's mother, Pete. My mother went home on Thursday. It sounds like she has a lot of support, which is good. My mother is already tsk tsk-ing about things she has to get into order in her house - a good thing.
Edited at December 17, 2011 6:33 PM
December 17, 2011 6:38 PM - lechacal
Ran 14 miles hard this afternoon. Sore.

Cruising the land tomorrow, admiring beavers, and going for a trail run. I may do some shooting.
Edited at December 17, 2011 6:38 PM
December 17, 2011 7:12 PM - sixyearsandcounting
"admiring beavers"

Jackal, you're a married man, and should only be admiring one beaver.
Edited at December 17, 2011 7:12 PM
December 17, 2011 7:32 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
why are vaginas called beavers btw? they dont LOOK like beavers or sound like them in any of the porns ive seen.

*rob*

Edited at December 17, 2011 7:32 PM
December 17, 2011 7:55 PM - rf
Maybe it's because vaginas used to have hair around them.
Edited at December 17, 2011 7:55 PM
December 17, 2011 11:02 PM - lechacal
Rf woke up one day recently and decided to bring it. She now speaks manspeak with some fluency.
Edited at December 17, 2011 11:02 PM
December 18, 2011 8:04 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
Maybe it's because vaginas used to have hair around them.

omg lol @ 70's style hairy vajayjays. if you watch porn from that era it's mind boggling just how hair women can be, i swear i saw pornos where women had ASS HAIR. wtf? and then 80s porn with the triangle pubic mound, and then 90s porn with the bacon strip and then 2000s porn with the bald look going on. someone needs to write a book about beaver styles throughout the decades.

*rob*

December 18, 2011 8:06 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
Rf woke up one day recently and decided to bring it. She now speaks manspeak with some fluency.

lol i too noticed that RF no longer holds anything back. <3 that

*rob*

December 18, 2011 8:07 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
now if only she walked around grabbing and squeezing peoples' balls, that would be awesome.

*rob*

December 18, 2011 9:47 AM - rf
I am all talk, no action. Not even all talk--all write. And fuck you.
December 18, 2011 9:57 AM - dibs
It's Sunday, rf, clean up your potty mouth please.
Edited at December 18, 2011 9:57 AM
December 18, 2011 10:04 AM - rf
Sunday is NOT my Sabbath, you dirty, dirty man!
December 18, 2011 10:10 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
GM.

I'm eating rugelach for breakfast. It feels very decadent. I made them yesterday, for the first time ever.
Edited at December 18, 2011 10:10 AM
December 18, 2011 10:16 AM - dibs
Was it really 23 last night???? My fountain isn't frozen.
Edited at December 18, 2011 10:16 AM
December 18, 2011 10:21 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
i dont know, it's totally cold and im loving it. was up since 7am reading Microeconmics With Calculus textbook, and now im going back to sleep!!! my brain HURTS

*rob*

Edited at December 18, 2011 10:21 AM
December 18, 2011 10:38 AM - rf
Cobble, save some for me!
Edited at December 18, 2011 10:38 AM
December 18, 2011 10:38 AM - dibs
Anyone ever heard of the Peppermint Pig tradition from Victorian time in Saratoga, NY???? Just got one.

http://www.saratogasweets.com/peppermint-pig-tale.cfm
Edited at December 18, 2011 10:38 AM
December 18, 2011 10:44 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
Well, my computer weather widget says it's 24 degrees right now.

rf, I will bring some for you tomorrow when we deliver the gifties to Good Shepherd.
Edited at December 18, 2011 10:44 AM
December 18, 2011 10:49 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
Those pigs are very silly, DIBS! Are they yummy?
Edited at December 18, 2011 10:49 AM
December 18, 2011 10:52 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
" After the holiday dinner, the Pig was passed amongst those gathered, each in turn giving the pouch a firm tap and sharing a tale of the past year's good fortune. "

I like this idea, even if 'Pig Puddles' sounds less than appetizing!
December 18, 2011 10:53 AM - dibs
Will eat it at Christmas.
Edited at December 18, 2011 10:53 AM
December 18, 2011 11:01 AM - petebklyn
"passed amongst those gathered, each in turn giving the pouch a firm tap " -- maybe IJ was trying to start a nice tradition.
Edited at December 18, 2011 11:01 AM
December 18, 2011 11:02 AM - petebklyn
okay _ I'm definitely gonna write 2 xmas cards this morning. dammit. and a birthday card if I can find one.
Edited at December 18, 2011 11:02 AM
December 18, 2011 11:05 AM - petebklyn
what apt building in prospect heights did this incident happen with guy setting woman on fire?
Edited at December 18, 2011 11:05 AM
December 18, 2011 11:05 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
Cripes, don't remind me, Pete, we have yet to write even ONE Xmas card! Shame on us!
December 18, 2011 11:05 AM - InsertSnappyNameHere
i've given up on xmas cards this year. damn cats refuse to pose for me. lousy, ungrateful furry beasts. sigh.
Edited at December 18, 2011 11:05 AM
December 18, 2011 11:09 AM - dibs
We did cards yesterday. I have to get more PLUSA addresses.
Edited at December 18, 2011 11:09 AM
December 18, 2011 11:13 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
I'm going to pull out the cards and put them on the diningroom table, perhaps we can do a bunch this afternoon while BH watches football.
December 18, 2011 11:22 AM - rf
My grandmother used to buy marzipan pigs for everyone for the holidays. (Also had a Christmas tree on 140th St. and Broadway but don't tell anyone.)
Edited at December 18, 2011 11:22 AM
December 18, 2011 11:23 AM - dibs
Martin prints out labels for all of them so all we need to do is sign.
December 18, 2011 11:23 AM - rf
The vision of red-cheeked children playing in the snow in the Peppermint Pig website sounds kind of Aryan to me.
December 18, 2011 11:24 AM - petebklyn
I only do a few to people far away. Hawaii, Seattle - people who really don't see.
Edited at December 18, 2011 11:24 AM
December 18, 2011 11:25 AM - dibs
Even more so when they don the brown shirts, rf!!!!!
December 18, 2011 11:26 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
I've known a few "jewish" families that Xmas trees, rf!

That Martin, soo organized!

I really need to do the input for our holiday list, it's devolved over the years into a real mess!
December 18, 2011 11:38 AM - rf
My grandmother was born Christian, grew up in a foster home in Germany. Converted when she married my grandfather who was Russian and was a prisoner of war in Germany at the end of WWI. I guess she was homesick when they arrived in 1939.
December 18, 2011 11:39 AM - rf
arrived in NYC in 1939.
December 18, 2011 11:46 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
BH and his ex-wife used to have an Xmas tree — she is jewish. Maybe they did it for my step-daughter's sake, and for BH. I have to ask him how she felt about that.

Another jewish family, who were pretty secular really, had one, too. Probably bending to daughter's begging! I knew a few that did a Hannukah bush as a compromise. Maybe a Brooklyn thing?
Edited at December 18, 2011 11:46 AM
December 18, 2011 11:48 AM - petebklyn
did you read article about toy store geared toward hasidim -- no violent toys (good for them) - and no stuff animal like lions which are not kosher to eat.
Edited at December 18, 2011 11:48 AM
December 18, 2011 11:51 AM - petebklyn
that toy store also sold advent calendars or things --- because no religious figurines/images and people have no idea what advent is anyway.
December 18, 2011 11:52 AM - petebklyn
we're atheists/agnostics but do a xmas tree. nothing religious about the tree or most trimmings.
December 18, 2011 11:53 AM - rf
The whole Christmas thing can be really overwhelming for Jewish kids. We know Chinese families and East Indian families who are not Christian who have trees because they are pretty. And for sure there are over-the-top Christmas decorations in cities in mainland China. I do play up Chanukah much more than it merits as a holiday, which is very minor. In Israel the big holiday for gifts is Passover.
December 18, 2011 11:55 AM - petebklyn
best present this year is president obama taking last troops out of iraq. Best president since FDR.
I thank him and salute him and our soldiers.
Edited at December 18, 2011 11:55 AM
December 18, 2011 11:58 AM - rf
I agree completely Pete.
December 18, 2011 12:03 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
what apt building in prospect heights did this incident happen with guy setting woman on fire?

right near where my roommate's boyfriend lives. and the news called it park slope this morning. we were all watching the news and all said at the same time, WHOA that looks like a black michael myers!!!


*rob*

December 18, 2011 12:04 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
"best present this year is president obama taking last troops out of iraq. Best president since FDR.
I thank him and salute him and our soldiers."

Amen, Pete, he kept his word, got us the hell out there, and brought our people home!!
December 18, 2011 12:05 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
i've given up on xmas cards this year. damn cats refuse to pose for me. lousy, ungrateful furry beasts. sigh.

Duke is getting nothing for xmas this year. sorry dog, but the recession is in full swing. i also dont think pets notice when you dont get them something for xmas. one year i bought him a 90 dollar coat that he only wore like ONCE. never again

*rob*

December 18, 2011 12:07 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
*I* dont even have a fucking winter coat! the bank ladies tell my coworkers and one of my supervisors that they should set up a winter coat drive for me! i hate winter coats tho and even if i could afford one i probably wouldnt wear one, but that's not the point.

*rob*

December 18, 2011 12:10 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
best present this year is president obama taking last troops out of iraq. Best president since FDR.
I thank him and salute him and our soldiers.

the only caveat top this is that there;s gonna be like a GAZILLION more people living in america on welfare and welfare-related things.
and their families. great. more scrubs my taxes have to pay for. :-/

*rob*

December 18, 2011 12:12 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
The whole Christmas thing can be really overwhelming for Jewish kids.

that is bullshit. they get better gifts on christmas than most non jewish kids!

*rob*

December 18, 2011 12:16 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
youre not even allowed to SAY christmas anymore cuz it might offend people. well fuck that, i celebrate Pazuzumas on the 27th anyway. PAZUZUMAS!

*rob*

Edited at December 18, 2011 12:16 PM
December 18, 2011 12:17 PM - rf
Oh sage Rob, do tell me where your info comes from. I say this as a Jewish former child, mother to a Jewish child. I got a lot of socks, underwear and pajamas for Christmas.
Edited at December 18, 2011 12:17 PM
December 18, 2011 12:22 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
Oh sage Rob, do tell me where your info comes from. I say this as a Jewish former child, mother to a Jewish child. I got a lot of socks, underwear and pajamas for Christmas.

everyone i knew in college got new cars and checks for thousands and thousands of dollars. and that was a state school!

*rob*

December 18, 2011 12:25 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
and they were all hannukah gifts! lol. i will say tho that i got some nice gifts as well from jewish families. more than my ghetto ass family ever gave that's fer sure.

*rob*

Edited at December 18, 2011 12:25 PM
December 18, 2011 12:28 PM - rf
I guess I should have gone to Rutgers!
December 18, 2011 12:28 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
actually im going to take that back. my grandparents were very generous. my grandmother sent me a card this year for the first time ever with no money in it and then called me 2 days later and said she sent another card with money in it (20 bux) but still, that's a lot for a woman living on a fixed income social security check. i told her she didnt have to do that. one of my biggest problems in life is that im a bit of an ungrateful brat. see, im not totally clueless..


*rob*

December 18, 2011 12:31 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
"everyone i knew in college got new cars and checks for thousands and thousands of dollars."

I don't think I knew anyone that got a CAR! Maybe a few that go some nice fat checks.
Edited at December 18, 2011 12:31 PM
December 18, 2011 12:32 PM - rf
I once got a car for Christmas/Chanukah. It cost my dad $75 and it threw a rod about 6 weeks later.
December 18, 2011 12:32 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
I guess I should have gone to Rutgers!

i was in the EOF program and the summer before freshman year i lived in a dorm with people from all over the world (well not really we were all from the ghetto) and when i got assigned to my freshman year dorm i was like OMFG white people overload! like seriously, it was scary. they also stuck me on the mens soccer team floor and womens track. gack! not only white people overload but total jock overload. hysterical they stuck me with a chinese roommate who ran away to hawaii with his girlfriend two months in and his parents kept harassing me asking me about his whereabouts i was like dude i didnt kill him he ran away!!! i seriously think they thought i killed him!!!

*rob*

December 18, 2011 12:40 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
re: cars. im 34 and do not have a license. is that wierd? should i get one just in case? i feel like i will always live somewhere that i dont NEED one, but should i get one just in case? a friend tried to teach me to drive once in a parking lot in new brunswick and honestly i was only behind the wheel for like 2 seconds before i realized that was not for me. it felt heavy. i dont know how to describe it... operating something bigger than oneself seems weird to me, and it felt totally weird. weird as in like i did not like it it, at all.

im not one of those anti-car people, in fact <3 playing racing video games... i have to somehow figure out how to get a nintendo 3DS so i can get Mario Kart 7
*rob*

Edited at December 18, 2011 12:40 PM
December 18, 2011 12:43 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
if i had any faith in my bullshit psychic readings i'd charge for them, but i don't and charging would make me feel like a whore.

*rob*

Edited at December 18, 2011 12:43 PM
December 18, 2011 12:48 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
"im 34 and do not have a license. is that wierd?"

No, I know lots of NYers who don't have a license. Myself included.
December 18, 2011 12:50 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
wow really you dont have one? i dont feel like a weirdo now (or maybe i do).

*rob*

December 18, 2011 12:52 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
my grandmother also didnt get her license until she adopted me as well. then she became a total weirdo and LOVED cars. i remember our first car was a used cadillac that smelled like butt then my grandfather surprised her one xmas with a brand new ford something.... she almost had a heart attack (actually she did have a heart attack a few days later)

*rob*

December 18, 2011 12:56 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
OH and get this shit... all the women in my grandmother's family lived into their late 90s! wtf? she told me she is going to be around forEVER. she is currently 75, but her mom died at 86, but she said her grandmother died at 96 and her great grandmother was 99. wtf? is that even possible? the men all died early as hell tho

*rob*

December 18, 2011 1:01 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
"wow really you dont have one?"

I had a learner's permit for awhile circa 1985, and I owned a used car that I bought for $500. I fully intended to get my license, but I hated driving. I was too focused on how everyone else was driving (badly). It freaked me out.
December 18, 2011 1:10 PM - rf
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/18/opinion/sunday/young-black-and-frisked-by-the-nypd.html?pagewanted=all
Young, black and frisked.
disgusting but true.
December 18, 2011 1:26 PM - gay smurf hoodlum

meh. i dont care anymore. young black men pay hardly ANY taxes and their baby mommas take it all from those who do. it that un PC to say? it is a serious issue that no no one wants to talk about. and im NOT racist for saying so.

*rob*

Edited at December 18, 2011 1:26 PM
December 18, 2011 1:31 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
white people are just as bad, in fact they are WORSE. when things turn moonface, oh jesus! i just wisj people had accountability these days


*rob*

December 18, 2011 1:39 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
ugh i hope none of my comments came across as insensitive, that wasnt my goal.

*rob*
December 18, 2011 1:43 PM - rf
I don't think you'd like it very much if every time you went to Associated, you were at risk of being stopped and frisked. That's what it's like.
December 18, 2011 2:16 PM - Deleted
Rf;

Now that you've informed us that "The vision of red-cheeked children playing in the snow in the Peppermint Pig website sounds kind of Aryan to me.", and that Christmas is an overwhelming experience for Jewish children and that our police department is racist, I was wondering one thing: do you have anything positive to say about white Christians?
Edited at December 18, 2011 2:16 PM
December 18, 2011 2:21 PM - rf
I like the old churches, the ones with steeples.
December 18, 2011 2:22 PM - Legion
lol,
benson and I had the same overwhelming impression of one sided rhetoric coming from lifeinbkln.com
It's like somebody turned on the emergency Bat Signal!
December 18, 2011 2:22 PM - rf
You know, the ones built by old white guys that MM writes about.
December 18, 2011 2:24 PM - rf
Oh, stfu, it's a free country, right? You don't like it, don't read it.
December 18, 2011 2:26 PM - Legion
rf,
We enjoy reading your comments,
we just find it funny how offended you are to hear the actual truth of the matter.

The lack of objectivity is just staggering.
December 18, 2011 2:27 PM - rf
Objectivity??? The truth of the matter???
December 18, 2011 2:30 PM - Legion
This New York bubble we all live in is truly amazing,
it seems to impart the individual with a super-human ability to throw any notion of cause and effect out the window in favor of an attempt at moral superiority.
Problem is, when the alternative view is put forward, the bubble dweller is suddenly forced into a funny conundrum:
either the other side may have a point
or
they are mad and must be ignored.

Don't make me name the bunch that had to go running back to warmer climes after hitting that uncomfortable reality here on the OT. In what's supposed to be an open exchange of ideas.
December 18, 2011 2:32 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
"we just find it funny how offended you are to hear the actual truth of the matter."

Who's truth? Your truth? legion, you are entitled to your opinion, but please don't confuse your opinions with 'THE truth'.
Edited at December 18, 2011 2:32 PM
December 18, 2011 2:34 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
"Don't make me name the bunch that had to go running back to warmer climes after hitting that uncomfortable reality here on the OT. In what's supposed to be an open exchange of ideas."

You happen to be one of the LEAST accepting of diverse opinions here. Look at the way you and benson went after rf here. It's absurd.
December 18, 2011 2:35 PM - Deleted
Rf;

So, in other words, the only postive comment you can make about Christianity is the eye candy that some of its older buildings offer.

Thank you. Very informative.


December 18, 2011 2:37 PM - Legion
cobble,
I am one of the "least" accepting?
That's funny, coming from someone who constantly attempts to set up two sides of a battlefield in here.

pfffft.
December 18, 2011 2:38 PM - Legion
rf,
Let's try this again;

Senator Obama in 2006: "we've lost this war" (while troops were in battle)
President Obama in 2010: "we leave Iraq a better place..." (2 years after he said he'd get us out immediately).
December 18, 2011 2:40 PM - Legion


"Who's truth? Your truth? legion, you are entitled to your opinion, but please don't confuse your opinions with 'THE truth'."

Objective truth cobble,
as in, going to the soundbites and videotapes and actual footage and replaying it.
Then comparing and contrasting the two realities.

Really, this isn't hard in this day and age.
lol

December 18, 2011 2:41 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Bullsh*t, legion.

I'm not the one that marched in here today spouting about one-sided rhetoric. It's pretty clear to everyone who comes in here WHO creates the more negative posts.
December 18, 2011 2:43 PM - rf
Benson, I am NOT going to have an argument with you here about Christianity. Please! Next thing you'll go back to telling me about how it was to grow up Jewish in Hicksville in a Levitt house with a restricted covenant, before you were born!
December 18, 2011 2:43 PM - Legion
...no cobble,
you're just the one in the "amen" corner ready to jump on the liberal train as soon as it's ready to take off for Leftistville and steam right over common sense!
Edited at December 18, 2011 2:43 PM
December 18, 2011 2:45 PM - rf
Now where *is* that "ignore" button?
December 18, 2011 2:45 PM - Legion
I create negative posts?

That's funny,
most of the time I'm talking about particle physics, philosophy, wombats and films.

I start talking politics when I'm forced to.
December 18, 2011 2:46 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
"Objective truth cobble"

legion, Oh baloney. Like you have the lock on an "objective truth". HA!

If objective truth were so easily come by then people would agree more easily.
December 18, 2011 2:46 PM - Legion
rf,
lol,
thanks for proving my point.

"ignore button"???
come on, you're better than that!
December 18, 2011 2:47 PM - rf
Legion, who *forces* you? What a joke. Do they come to your house with guns?
Edited at December 18, 2011 2:47 PM
December 18, 2011 2:49 PM - Legion
rf,
My respect for clarity forces me,
...and sometimes boredom.
December 18, 2011 2:50 PM - Legion
cobble,
I didn't say I had ownership of all objective truth,
I only stated that I was willing to compare and contrast the reality of the situation using the actual audiotape, videotape and witnesses to the events.

Not filter reality through a liberal or conservative philosophy beforehand.
December 18, 2011 3:09 PM - Legion
In conclusion on the Obama as "best President" idea.
Those same points I made about his ideas in Iraq can be transferred over to other policy decisions he's made along the way.
-His ideas on the direction of healthcare, that doctor fix bill is still in the air, sure he won't cut the doctors off of medicare for 27%. Why? Because reality is that they'd leave medicare!
So there goes the entire notion of the Healthcare bill "saving" us money. Because keeping the doctors pay (level not raising it) will continue to be a net drag on the cost of the healthcare bill. To the tune of 275 billion dollars.
Obamacare fails.

-Constitutional issues abound, never have so many states been forced to sue the federal government in an attempt to assert their own Constitutional rights, from healthcare to border enforcement to commerce. The list is longer than the lines at unemployment.

-Saving American jobs? By what basis of measurement have Presidents been judged on the amount of jobs they managed not to lose as opposed to how many jobs they created?
8% unemployment with real unemployment actually closer to 15% does not place this President in the win column on the economy. No matter how they try to spin it.

I can go on, but I won't.

Time to go Christmas shopping.


December 18, 2011 3:14 PM - Legion
Here's what actually happened behind the scenes:
Obama played the left on anti-Right rhetoric against the war.
He got himself elected.
He took office and found out that the reality of global politics is much different from organizing socialists on the streets of Chicago.
He realized quickly that the world doesn't play soft ball. Namely Iraq had real threats in the form of Al Quaeda and a proxy war with Iran (as Bush had previously stated).
He stayed the course necessary to hand over a somewhat stable government.
All the while attempting to run away from his initial assessment of the war in Iraq.

Meanwhile, he's learning another hard lesson from Iran.
Despite his attempts to "talk" them into submission. They're not having it.
Now he's faced with a dilemma, seek out alliance with our true friends in Israel
or
throw in once again with his ego and see what comes out of the other side of a nuclear
armed Iran.
December 18, 2011 3:14 PM - rf
My Chanukah shopping is almost done. Picked up my daughter's glasses last night--her big gift. (Her request--normally she wears contacts but her glasses were from 4 years ago and she hated them.) Have 7 out of the 8 little gifts I need. She asked me if I wanted a low-end Nook as her gift to me.
December 18, 2011 3:21 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
"...no cobble,
you're just the one in the "amen" corner ready to jump on the liberal train as soon as it's ready to take off for Leftistville and steam right over common sense!"

It's your OPINION that my left leaning opinions steam right over common sense. Plenty of people would disagree with you.

What/who makes you the arbiter of what is common sense or not? Cripes almighty, you have THE most over-inflated ego I may ever have met! You have opinions, legion. Your opinions are not gospel or 'objective' in any sense.
December 18, 2011 3:34 PM - Legion
...anybody wanna buy a brand new PS3 version of Saint's Row III?
I got the wrong one for my nephew, he has Xbox 360. :o(
Edited at December 18, 2011 3:34 PM
December 18, 2011 3:47 PM - sixyearsandcounting
Change of subject:

Last night I took the JMZ for maybe the third or fourth time in my life, to go to a house party in South Williamsburg (moonfaces everywhere!). At Delancey-Essex I switched from the F, walked up to the JMZ platform, and about five feet in front of me on the platform a well-dressed woman comes up to a well-dressed guy and gives him a nudge with her elbow, like they know each other. He turns and looks at her with this totally serial-killer stare and says "If I did that to you, you'd have me arrested!" and she stared back at him. They were standing next to one of the big subway maps so like a total creeper I lurked behind the map to listen to them. Their conversation continued "No! I'm serious! You could get arrested for that! That's assault!" and so on. Then the J came, and the woman and I got in. I looked around expecting further entertainment but the guy was nowhere to be seen.

I had the feeling I was watching the beginning of some very strange pre-arranged sexual roleplay.
Edited at December 18, 2011 3:47 PM
December 18, 2011 3:56 PM - DeadCatBounce
"The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized. "

How about this holiday season, liberals and conservatives put aside their differences and support the bill of rights?
December 18, 2011 3:57 PM - DeadCatBounce
Or.. we could momentarily forget about the bill of rights, and concentrate on "very strange pre-arranged sexual roleplay", instead.
December 18, 2011 4:32 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
"I never set myself up as the arbiter of what makes common sense"

Baloney! You just said "you're just the one in the "amen" corner ready to jump on the liberal train as soon as it's ready to take off for Leftistville and steam right over common sense!" as if you would have any idea of what common sense is from your increasingly narrow POV!!!
Edited at December 18, 2011 4:32 PM
December 18, 2011 4:41 PM - Legion
cobble,
You misunderstand,
I am perfectly willing to tell you you are wrong,
based on facts, not on my own assumptions.

That's the difference. I am willing to put my assumptions aside, in fact I'm willing to admit I have assumptions. You show no evidence of being able to put your innate bias aside in order to reach a valid point of truth.
December 18, 2011 4:43 PM - Legion
Six years,
ha ha,
that couple you ran into sounds like a typical pair after 10 years of marriage!

How about a nice photo from this morning?
I was near the Freedom Tower and snapped this photo.
Edited at December 18, 2011 4:43 PM
December 18, 2011 4:44 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
Next thing you'll go back to telling me about how it was to grow up Jewish in Hicksville in a Levitt house with a restricted covenant, before you were born!

.omg. see that small violiin? lol

*rob*

December 18, 2011 4:45 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Yes, legion, every time you disagree with me, I "misunderstand"! I'm not being objective, I'm not willing to look at the facts/otherside/whatever. LOL! That must be it. Sure. Pffft.
December 18, 2011 4:47 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
tell us what it's like being born in jersey city from a mom on drugs next

*rob*

Edited at December 18, 2011 4:47 PM
December 18, 2011 4:49 PM - Legion
What do you call it then cobble?
You misunderstood the statement. Clearly I am not stating that everything I believe is absolute truth, that would imply a sort of deterministic universe.
Science tells us we live in a more probabilistic universe.

Again, what I'm saying is that I'm willing to work towards the best estimation of truth using the facts on hand, not feel good notions of right and wrong.

pfffffftt.
December 18, 2011 4:49 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
i had more drugs in my system when i was born than most people ingest in their entire fucking lives.

*rob*

December 18, 2011 4:51 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
"Again, what I'm saying is that I'm willing to work towards the best estimation of truth using the facts on hand, not feel good notions of right and wrong."

Nice. Denigrating everything I say as a "feel good notions of right and wrong."

Just for that, you get a cat photo! : P


December 18, 2011 4:53 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
...anybody wanna buy a brand new PS3 version of Saint's Row III?
I got the wrong one for my nephew, he has Xbox 360. :o(

where did you buy it? you should be to exchange it, at least for store credit.

*rob*

December 18, 2011 4:53 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
And a cute kitty photo...I saved this one. It's so... so... meaningful to me! : P
December 18, 2011 4:55 PM - Legion
I'm not denigrating your ideas cobble,
only stating that I'd prefer to get at the truth rather than just making statements because they appear to be morally correct on the surface.
Edited at December 18, 2011 4:55 PM
December 18, 2011 4:55 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
omfg, i HATE cat pics but that last one cobble posted. lol that is SO me
and has my atttitude

*rob*

December 18, 2011 4:56 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
i.e. it looks dirty and needs to be put down.

*rob*

Edited at December 18, 2011 4:56 PM
December 18, 2011 4:57 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
ugh, the stray cat. not the last one...

*rob*

Edited at December 18, 2011 4:57 PM
December 18, 2011 4:57 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Cripes, you did it again!

Better stay out of politics, legion, if you can't read/understand/hear your own statements!
December 18, 2011 4:59 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
banker cat is cute as hell too. normally cats are gross and look like welfare queens to me, sorry.

*rob*

December 18, 2011 4:59 PM - Legion
Sorry to hear about your difficult history *rob*.
I think we could have a very meaningful discussion about parents.
There are things I wouldn't go into here but I would in person.
December 18, 2011 5:01 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
they piss and shit IN YOUR HOUSE. thqat is gross (and they smell)

(rob)
December 18, 2011 5:04 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
Sorry to hear about your difficult history *rob*.
I think we could have a very meaningful discussion about parents.

i say shit about my growing uo but my grandparents rocked and i would never change how i was raised. they didnt have to adotp my faggy ass but they did. my grandfather actually stole me from my drug addled mom. he rocked.


*rob*

December 18, 2011 5:05 PM - Deleted
*Rob*

Don't play another man's game - you can't win. Specifically, don't try to beat Rf at the "professional victim" game. She's had a long time practicing at it.
December 18, 2011 5:07 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
my grandmother, bless her heart for her honesty, said to me if it wasnt for my grandfather i would have been thrown in a trash can :-/

(rob)

Edited at December 18, 2011 5:07 PM
December 18, 2011 5:12 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
Don't play another man's game - you can't win. Specifically, don't try to beat Rf at the "professional victim" game. She's had a long time practicing at it.

i actually like her alot, but but yeah i agree. rf. wtf?

(rob)
December 18, 2011 5:15 PM - Deleted
Rob;

I like Rf too.
December 18, 2011 5:18 PM - Legion
"Better stay out of politics, legion, if you can't read/understand/hear your own statements!"

cobble,
I've been saying the same thing over and over!


*rob*
I bought the Saint's Row III game on ebay earlier last week,
but it would be such a pain returning it priority with insurance.
I'll just trade it for something at GameStop.

December 18, 2011 5:19 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
i used to come in manhatten in the 80's when my mom bought drugs.


in the summers i sat in open fire hydrants with kids


sometimes i sat on staiits "smellin f0r the popo"
December 18, 2011 5:23 PM - Legion
benson,
Truth is,
I like rf and all the posters in the OT too.
Some here take my natural curiousity and straightforwardness as an insult though. :o(
December 18, 2011 5:36 PM - Legion
Check out the Christmas display on this neighborhood house!!!
Edited at December 18, 2011 5:36 PM
December 18, 2011 5:39 PM - dibs
Damn, I was out having brunch and drinking bloody Marys and doing other things Republicans do and I miss a good political fight here and the ability to bash rf.

:(
Edited at December 18, 2011 5:39 PM
December 18, 2011 5:43 PM - Legion
Don't feel bad dibs,
the evening is young and there's plenty of time for more merriment. :o)
Edited at December 18, 2011 5:43 PM
December 18, 2011 5:44 PM - dibs
Well, at least until The Good Wife comes on.
Edited at December 18, 2011 5:45 PM
December 18, 2011 5:45 PM - rf
Survivor finale!
Edited at December 18, 2011 5:45 PM
December 18, 2011 5:45 PM - dibs
Survivor is for MORONS.
December 18, 2011 5:50 PM - dibs
FUCK. Good Wife isn't on because of that Survivor shit. What a crap program.
Edited at December 18, 2011 5:50 PM
December 18, 2011 5:59 PM - DeadCatBounce
Good Wife is a an oxymoron, intelligent television.
And it is shot right here in Greenpoint Brooklyn.
As part of my resolution to be kinder and gentler in 2012 I am trying to find a way to describe "Survivor"
No luck so far.
December 18, 2011 6:01 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
Hey jackass...the House Hunters on right now is in Bucks County, PA.
Edited at December 18, 2011 6:01 PM
December 18, 2011 6:01 PM - DeadCatBounce
Be sure to tune in tomorrow for the official DCB 2012 predictions.
December 18, 2011 6:04 PM - Legion
Cat urine smell is definitely offensive.
I would say that the scent that cats leave when marking their territory is worse than skunk smell.
I know the skunk smell well from my college campus where there were actual skunks all over the place.
It's more of a burnt rubber odor whereas the cat territorial pissing smell is more acrid and sharp.

Dog smell is no picnic in the park either, it tends to come out in humid weather.
They need regular baths to avoid that unpleasantness.
December 18, 2011 6:06 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
"FUCK. Good Wife isn't on"

Dammit! I love that show! Oh well, we'll just have to watch our movie "Who the &$#@ is Jackson Pollack!" That should be good.
December 18, 2011 6:07 PM - dibs
Looks like some bad development, Snappy.
December 18, 2011 6:08 PM - dibs
All wives, DCB????
Edited at December 18, 2011 6:08 PM
December 18, 2011 6:11 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
"Be sure to tune in tomorrow for the official DCB 2012 predictions."

Actually, this would be a great OT thread for everyone to post predictions. Then we can look back at it later!
December 18, 2011 6:31 PM - DeadCatBounce
Great idea DitPark. The winner with the best forecasts gets a bag of home made rugelach.
December 18, 2011 6:37 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
Snappy's Predicitons:

1. All the jackasses will continue to argue, fuss and fight.
2. Someone will win the upcoming presidential election.
3. Half the jackasses will bitch and moan about whoever wins the presidential election.
4. There will be pleas to stop the arguing.
5. The arguing will continue, largely unabated.
6. PLUSAs will continue to drink.
7. For 2013, we shall rinse and repeat.

I win. Gimme my rugelach. Actually, nevermind the rugelach, gimme more glitter. My stash is running a smidge low.
Edited at December 18, 2011 6:38 PM
December 18, 2011 7:34 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
"I win. Gimme my rugelach. "

HA!
December 18, 2011 7:48 PM - Legion
cobble,
I'm trying to buy gifts on Ebay over here!

ok,
let's have at it:
You must have learned something from our interactions on here over the past few years.
I know I have.
The fact that you fail to acknowledge a single one of those things is testament to your inability to deal with objective reality.

Now why do I say this,
-let's start with the fact that you believe that there is no "objective" truth that does not conform with your world view. Simple test: ask yourself if you've ever said a good word about the Right in this nation. If you have, I have yet to hear it.
-I never set myself up as the arbiter of what makes common sense, only as a keen observer of what works and what doesn't based on things that usually yield "objective" results. Things like ;
unemployment numbers, consumer sentiment ratings, gross domestic product, debt/GDP ratios, judging our enemies by their stated intention to "kill" us.

I can see how it would be difficult for you to measure these "objective" ideas in a world where the uncomfortable notion of dealing with them outweighs the simple act of stating "perhaps there is more to the other side than I know?"
December 18, 2011 8:16 PM - lechacal
Looks like everybody got fightey-fightey today. Too many posts to figure out what it's all about. Anyways, I spent the day up on the land in Mass and then came back and did caroling in my neighborhood. My neighbors are terrific. There is a real community feel here.
December 18, 2011 8:18 PM - lechacal
The beavers are building a second dam, just below the first one. Beavers are really amazing animals. This one isn't interfering with the road at all. Here is a picture of their work in progress - from immediately downstream, looking up at the dam.


Edited at December 18, 2011 8:18 PM
December 18, 2011 8:20 PM - lechacal
Revolutionary war era cellar. This stuff is all over the place out in the middle of the woods on the land. 250 years ago it was all open pasture, active roads, mills, and houses. Now it's nothing but forest.


Edited at December 18, 2011 8:20 PM
December 18, 2011 8:22 PM - lechacal
Ice is starting to form in the stream. By February the stream will be encased in heavy ice.
Edited at December 18, 2011 8:22 PM
December 18, 2011 8:24 PM - lechacal
Middle of the woods, after a hike through heavy underbrush. A stone monument, probably more than 200 years old, marking the three-way boundary between Huntington, Southampton, and Westhampton. It also happens to mark the corner of my property. There is a lot of "graffiti" on the stone - people have carved in a lot of dates over the years.


Edited at December 18, 2011 8:24 PM
December 18, 2011 8:25 PM - lechacal
THINK THIS IS CLEAR ENOUGH???? (of course I can't impound anybody's stuff.... I just wanted to sound... I don't know, a little threatening I guess). I put up a bunch of these signs today.


Edited at December 18, 2011 8:25 PM
December 18, 2011 8:26 PM - sixyearsandcounting
great pictures! Did you dig for the skeletons, jackal? Maybe a good halloween activity for the kids next year.
Edited at December 18, 2011 8:26 PM
December 18, 2011 8:27 PM - sixyearsandcounting
what does it say in the parentheses at the bottom?
December 18, 2011 8:28 PM - Legion
Wow, Obama as the "best" President since whoever?

Who opened the can of cognitive dissonance early for Christmas?

Where to begin?
Alright, if he actually had the strength of his convictions, he would have gotten out of Iraq immediately after taking office as he had campaigned to remove all troops from that war and was one of the very vocal majority of Democrats in 2006 stating that we had already "LOST" the Iraq war. You all remember the Harry Reid statement which was repeated throughout the liberal establishment including Obama as Senator.

-Next, George Clooney is a decent actor and a good looking guy doing his best to imitate a modern day Cary Grant, but his politics doesn't hold a candle to people like James Stewart who actually put everything on hold to put their bodies where their mouths were. As in piloting a B-24 as James Stewart did.
What's worse, Clooney is on the wrong side of history, in fact Obama has not "saved" the automobile industry, GM just announced last week how they were downgrading their own forecast for next year due to problems in Europe. By the way, the Treasury still owns 32% of General Motors and it seems the only way they can actually turn a profit is for the same treasury to print more money to send over to bail out Europe. So in other words, GM can be profitable if we send more money to Europe to bail them out so they can buy more GM cars. Nice.
Not to mention, Obama allowed GM to sidestep the actual law in Bankruptcy by giving a sizeable portion of the company to the unions instead of the actual primary shareholders.

Jesus, I shouldn't have bothered checking in here.
December 18, 2011 8:29 PM - lechacal
It's kind of blair witch project out there, come to think of it, what with all of the old abandoned cellars and town roads and stone monuments and ghosts of British colonists who lived hardscrabble lives in their little houses on the stream.
December 18, 2011 8:30 PM - lechacal
In the parenthesis at the bottom it says "hikers, bicyclists + horseback riders welcome".
Edited at December 18, 2011 8:30 PM
December 18, 2011 8:32 PM - sixyearsandcounting
Oh ok. Now we have a totally new way to increase the comment count - argue about cyclists on jackal's property!
December 18, 2011 8:44 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
Survivor finale!

ooooohh! thanks! i totally forgot about that!!!

*rob*

December 18, 2011 8:56 PM - petebklyn
sounds like some old hippie leftist -- welcome treehuggers and F.Y. to ATVers.
December 18, 2011 9:08 PM - lechacal
Uh, no Pete, non-motorized recreation is very 1%. Motorized recreation (motorboats, motorcycles, ATVs, etc) is very 99%. Airplanes and certain boats excepted.
December 18, 2011 9:11 PM - petebklyn
what about geese and beavers?
December 18, 2011 9:19 PM - lechacal
What about them? I've decided I'm OK with beavers. Geese are disgusting and need to be eradicated.
December 18, 2011 9:21 PM - Deleted
Lech;

Nice photos. I'm jealous. I wish I had some land like that to tend over. I do manage my parents' and mother-in-law's property, but it's not quite the same thing!

Continued good fortune with it.
Edited at December 18, 2011 9:21 PM
December 18, 2011 9:24 PM - Deleted
DCB;

To go back to a point you made much earlier: why do you think it's deplorable for Congress to have raised Fannie and Freddie's fees? From what I've read, one of the reasons these companies got in trouble was insufficient reserves. If the fees go toward building up a reserve that will then make it easier to ultimately privatize them, what's the problem? I know I made some big assumptions in that statement.
Edited at December 18, 2011 9:24 PM
December 18, 2011 9:48 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
someone gave me her old Ipod and im laughin my ass off at the music.

*rob*
December 18, 2011 9:48 PM - Donatella
I spent the day driving around with my friend; went to NYAC and had some steak and came back here. Had a nice time. I am SO READY TO TAKE OFF THIS DAMN CAST. On Wednesday I am getting it taken off and getting some kind of splint. Something really creepy is happening to my skin and my hand and arm are so itchy I am going out of my mind.

Legion, I don't know what was going on with you on Thursday, but I was hoping to be able to see you at the party. I wanted to ask you if you had ever read the Carlos Eire books, among other things. I hope you have a great Christmas.

I am now the International President of the rf fan club because she is really generous.
December 18, 2011 9:50 PM - rf
Thanks, Donatella. That's what friends are for.
December 18, 2011 9:54 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
That's what friends are for.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0DS7_90yEs

(rob)
December 18, 2011 9:56 PM - Donatella

Beautiful pictures. Lechacal. One of the most wonderful times with those kind of streams is in early spring when the snow starts to melt. Ii is so great you have that property. Also, I have to say you looked wonderful at the party (didn't mean to embarrass you) and I think it is because you made so many big, great changes in your life. It is really cool. Congratulations.
December 18, 2011 10:02 PM - lechacal
Thanks Dona (blushing again). Good to see you at the party. You should be thankful that you missed jester the molester and his walking around touching the men's crotches, which pretty much defined the last hour or so that I was there.
Edited at December 18, 2011 10:02 PM
December 18, 2011 10:02 PM - rf
Rob, it meant something before Burt Bacharach and Carole Bayer Sager wrote the song.
December 18, 2011 10:06 PM - lechacal
Rob, my wife and I are giving our old ipods to our kids for Christmas, loaded with kids' music. First I need to go to an apple store to make sure I know how to REALLY REALLY REALLY thoroughly wipe it of all media that might currently be on it.

cuz you know....
Edited at December 18, 2011 10:06 PM
December 18, 2011 10:09 PM - sixyearsandcounting
North Korean leader Kim Jong-il has died.
December 18, 2011 10:13 PM - lechacal
Wow Six - that's kind of a big deal.

What's his fat little kid's name again?
December 18, 2011 10:15 PM - Deleted
Vaclav Havel also died today. One of the most under-appreciated great men of our time.
December 18, 2011 10:15 PM - lechacal
Kim Jong Un.

OK night all.
December 18, 2011 10:22 PM - sixyearsandcounting
Well, the two of them pretty much balance each other out.
Edited at December 18, 2011 10:22 PM
December 18, 2011 10:42 PM - lechacal
It's actually kind of impressive that Kim Jong il managed to keep north Korea under control like that for so long. It takes a lot of work and planning and stuff. The natural human state is more like Egypt, all chaotic and confusing. Order takes major work and you just know there are plenty of people in north Korea over the years who have thought they could do kim's job better than kim. Those are the dangerous ones.
Edited at December 18, 2011 10:42 PM
December 18, 2011 10:56 PM - sixyearsandcounting
Where's Biff? Lots of North Korean women dancing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJNBfBr-OGU