Thursday Open Thread
October 13, 2011 7:24 AM - InsertSnappyNameHere

388 comments
October 13, 2011 7:25 AM - InsertSnappyNameHere
Mornin' Losers! I saw that last night a lot of you were talking about memory. So, how about sharing with the class the funniest memory you have. What happened that truly made you fall on the floor laughing? Can't recall anything? Ok, then how about a good joke? Let it fly!
#1
October 13, 2011 8:06 AM - Bedstuymaven
Good Morning Snappy. Another great cartoon. I need more coffee to jog my memory or think or a good joke. Will get back to you later.
#2
October 13, 2011 8:12 AM - Arkady
BSM - Thanks for plant help!
Edited at October 13, 2011 8:12 AM
#3
October 13, 2011 8:14 AM - DeadCatBounce
GM, Ladies.
Edited at October 13, 2011 8:14 AM
#4
October 13, 2011 8:33 AM - sixyearsandcounting
Snappy, I was walking along a dirt road with a bunch of kids at summer camp. I was probably about nine or ten. One of them saw an empty bottle of mustard at the side of the road and ran and jumped on it. But it wasn't empty! It squirted out and sprayed a kid ten feet away from head to toe (NH!). Everyone was hysterical except for the kid who had to go change his clothes.
Edited at October 13, 2011 8:33 AM
#5
October 13, 2011 8:39 AM - Bedstuymaven
You are welcome Arkady
#6
October 13, 2011 8:43 AM - CGar
I remember walking the streets of Williamsburg with DH on a bitter cold night, and behind us some woman was laughing so hard she was snorting. I wish I knew what she thought was so funny.
Edited at October 13, 2011 8:43 AM
#7
October 13, 2011 8:59 AM - denton
the funniest thing that ever happened to me was when I was a kid, hanging out with my friends by the elevated #1 tracks just south of 125th Street in the winter, and trying to bust snowballs thru any subway open window, be it engineer, conductor, or o/w.

One day a conductor, a brother, had his window down and looked at me as if to say, c'mon white boy, show me your shit.

I arced a snowball up at him. Now, this ain't an easy shot. a maybe 2 foot square target on a train that's not only 50' above ground, not only moving, but also accelerating.

To my amazement that snowball looked headed for its target. Finally the brother blinked and put up his window, Damned if that snowball didn't hit smack in the center of the window that he just put up. Me and my friends were ecstatic, natch.
#8
October 13, 2011 8:59 AM - denton
Someone's giving arkady garden advice? That's funny.
Edited at October 13, 2011 8:59 AM
#9
October 13, 2011 9:09 AM - CGar
Then there was that night at Montero's when I was the only one who didn't realize I was getting a lap dance...
Edited at October 13, 2011 9:09 AM
#10
October 13, 2011 9:15 AM - dibs
Home a second day with this damn flu.
Edited at October 13, 2011 9:15 AM
#11
October 13, 2011 9:19 AM - cobblehiller
"Home a second day with this damn flu."

Sorry, DIBS. : ( I feel like I'm coming down with something again this morning. Trying to fight it off!
Edited at October 13, 2011 9:19 AM
#12
October 13, 2011 9:21 AM - CGar
I need both of you healthy, pronto, so tell me what I can do to help.
Edited at October 13, 2011 9:21 AM
#13
October 13, 2011 9:21 AM - More4Less
CGar, not feeling the new avatar at all. Hey, is that "the nurse" we yapped about last yr??? Wow, that's some rack
Edited at October 13, 2011 9:21 AM
#14
October 13, 2011 9:22 AM - More4Less
DIBS, I'm at work but what's bugging me yesterday is a little worst today. Once again, no chicken soup in hand
Edited at October 13, 2011 9:22 AM
#15
October 13, 2011 9:23 AM - More4Less
DIBS, this is your 3rd or 4th day with this flu/bug already right?
Edited at October 13, 2011 9:23 AM
#16
October 13, 2011 9:24 AM - CGar
That's her. But she's a teaching assistant. The woman we met for Kens is a nurse. You see we weren't exaggerating???
Edited at October 13, 2011 9:24 AM
#17
October 13, 2011 9:24 AM - cobblehiller
"I need both of you healthy, pronto, so tell me what I can do to help."

There's no help for the wicked! ; )
Edited at October 13, 2011 9:24 AM
#18
October 13, 2011 9:25 AM - CGar
m4l, go home!! I need you healthy, too. Had I known you were serious yesterday, I would've made you chicken soup and brownies!!
Edited at October 13, 2011 9:25 AM
#19
October 13, 2011 9:26 AM - More4Less
CGar, she is definitely in the "yo, watch where you pointing them; you can shoot someone's eyes out with them" category
Edited at October 13, 2011 9:26 AM
#20
October 13, 2011 9:30 AM - More4Less
CGar, sipping hot tea with honey now. and eating some box donuts
Edited at October 13, 2011 9:30 AM
#21
October 13, 2011 9:33 AM - InsertSnappyNameHere
Great stories so far!
Edited at October 13, 2011 9:33 AM
#22
October 13, 2011 9:35 AM - CGar
m4l, no kidding!! I can't remember who all was there that night. And I don't know how long she was standing behind me like that while I was trying to shoot (npi). All I recall was looking up and seeing Biff, donatella and Jackal across the pool table laughing so hard they were crying. And once I knew she was behind me (sts), she moved in for the kill. I'm not posting the lap dance pics!!
Edited at October 13, 2011 9:35 AM
#23
October 13, 2011 9:36 AM - cobblehiller
I'll try to come up with one a bit later, Snaps. : )
Edited at October 13, 2011 9:36 AM
#24
October 13, 2011 9:37 AM - Arkady
How about you, yourself, Snappy?
Edited at October 13, 2011 9:37 AM
#25
October 13, 2011 9:38 AM - Bedstuymaven
I'm not posting the lap dance pics!!

Please, please, pretty please. Please post the pics
#26
October 13, 2011 9:40 AM - InsertSnappyNameHere
I'm still thinkin' Arkady!

But, I could tell them about how we laughed until we literally cried in Applebees! Although I've got no clue now what we were laughing about. That was a helluva laugh. I truly thought I was gonna pass out or have a heart attack!
#27
October 13, 2011 9:40 AM - CGar
cobble, do you not know Ricky Ricardo-speak?!?! Sheesh.
Edited at October 13, 2011 9:40 AM
#28
October 13, 2011 9:40 AM - rf
Off to take dad and stepmother to the eye doctor, not usually good for a laugh. But I hope the cartoon helps.
#29
October 13, 2011 9:42 AM - CGar
Or you could tell them about that time that you got me drunk on Mojitos at Rothschild's, made me drunk dial Arkady, and then you caused a scene at Walgreens (from where we're now banned).
Edited at October 13, 2011 9:42 AM
#30
October 13, 2011 9:45 AM - InsertSnappyNameHere
Ahem...I did not cause the scene at Walgreens...that was you, ya nutball! And everyone here knows you don't require encouragement to drunk dial/text people! JACKASS! :-)
#31
October 13, 2011 9:45 AM - Slopefarm
Here's a bit of fun news/bait for the morning: http://www.slate.com/blogs/weigel/2011/10/13/poll_occupy_wall_street_is_twice_as_popular_as_the_tea_party.html


Edited at October 13, 2011 9:45 AM
#32
October 13, 2011 9:46 AM - More4Less
one of the funnies situation for me was when I was in Seattle. it was week 1 there. went to a bar/club near my aptmt Fri night. after getting in and chit chatting with 2 ladies at the bar, I commented to them that there are a lot of attractive ladies in the place and loving the female to male ratios - much better than what I encounter back in NYC. one of the giggles then the other one asks me "Do you know what kind of club this is?" to which I responded "my kind of club". She then tells me it's a lesbo bar/club. Then I notice how many girl-girl couples, hand-holding, etc. I then told them "I wasn't expecting to get laid tonight anyway. just want to hang in a place with lots of hotties." we bought each other rounds. yapped the whole night. danced a little. It was funny and a fun night
Edited at October 13, 2011 9:46 AM
#33
October 13, 2011 9:48 AM - dibs
It's easier to support vague, unspecific goals.
Edited at October 13, 2011 9:48 AM
#34
October 13, 2011 9:48 AM - InsertSnappyNameHere
m4l, Ha!
Edited at October 13, 2011 9:48 AM
#35
October 13, 2011 9:50 AM - cobblehiller
M4L, LOL! That's a very funny story!

CGar, Yes, I do, but my head is all clogged, and my throat is sore, and my (remaining) grey matter is not functioning at optimal levels!
Edited at October 13, 2011 9:50 AM
#36
October 13, 2011 9:52 AM - CGar
That's a very funny story, m4l.

Asian lesbians???
Edited at October 13, 2011 9:52 AM
#37
October 13, 2011 9:52 AM - More4Less
rob, now is the time to suck up homeboy. free drinks on the line here.
Edited at October 13, 2011 9:52 AM
#38
October 13, 2011 9:52 AM - dibs
m4l....
Edited at October 13, 2011 9:52 AM
#39
October 13, 2011 9:55 AM - More4Less
CGar, don't recall any hot asians there that night. there were a bunch of hot bi-racial black/white girls there - some had the a little floppy fro's that I like. It was very easy chit chatting with girls that night - especially when those 2 at the bar kept repeating the story to others that I didn't realize it was a lesbo bar/club
Edited at October 13, 2011 9:55 AM
#40
October 13, 2011 9:58 AM - More4Less
rob, don't let pride get in your way. I certainly don't when I go whoring for brownies, cookies, etc. I don't regret the whoring but maybe that I ate too many of them brownies
Edited at October 13, 2011 9:58 AM
#41
October 13, 2011 9:58 AM - Deleted
*Rob*

What is MNN?
Edited at October 13, 2011 9:58 AM
#42
October 13, 2011 10:00 AM - dibs
One of the funniest stories and small world stories to happen to me was when I was in San Francisco years ago (1990?) and I slept with Edward Wu whom I had known for a few years. I was there on a business trip and when I got back to Chicago the next week, Edward called me and started asking me very specific questions about my house. After a while I asked him what was going on. He said he had a good friend who lived in Florida who was visiting Chicago last week and, as it turns out, he met my lover in Chicago and had slept with him and then told Edward all about it, not knowing that Edward had just slept with me in SF.
Edited at October 13, 2011 10:01 AM
#43
October 13, 2011 10:04 AM - Slopefarm
In all seriousness, I suspect the popularity of OWS, like that of the TP and the handful of GOP primary candidates that have each taken their turn as the TP's darling, will pass. But I doubt you'd get much more specificity about goals and policy positions from the TP ranks than from OWS. There's a lot of free floating anger, left, right and center, and it will keep finding new homes until the economy improves. But I agree to the extent that OWS, as with the TP, will lose support over time with the media glare, which is not flattering for any movement, candidate or public figure.
Edited at October 13, 2011 10:04 AM
#44
October 13, 2011 10:04 AM - Deleted
*Rob*

But of course! Thanks.
Edited at October 13, 2011 10:04 AM
#45
October 13, 2011 10:05 AM - CGar
Snappy, tell your secretary she didn't give Slopey your memo.
Edited at October 13, 2011 10:05 AM
#46
October 13, 2011 10:06 AM - Slopefarm
OH, right, something funny. Working on it. As you know, I am humorless, so this is a bit of a stretch for me.
Edited at October 13, 2011 10:06 AM
#47
October 13, 2011 10:07 AM - Deleted
Slopey;

Say what you will, the fact remains that the Tea Party channeled their energies into significant electoral victories in 2010 (and imo, they will do so again in 2012). It remains to be seen what OWS will actually accomplish.
Edited at October 13, 2011 10:07 AM
#48
October 13, 2011 10:09 AM - dibs
benson's right. Remember the "shellacking????"
Edited at October 13, 2011 10:09 AM
#49
October 13, 2011 10:12 AM - Slopefarm
No, it completely slipped my mind, dibs. Thanks for reminding me. Now where is the nearest bar?


Edited at October 13, 2011 10:12 AM
#50
October 13, 2011 10:13 AM - Not_Logged_In
Randolph: Wnyc is doing a call in right now about the park slope molester.
#51
October 13, 2011 10:13 AM - cobblehiller
Only you, DIBS, only you could have a story like that! ; )
#52
October 13, 2011 10:14 AM - Slopefarm
randi -- I read that they caught the guy for the 36th Street grope, but that victims of some of the other crimes did not pick him out of a lineup, so they think it is more than one guy. In fact, they were saying imediately after 36th Street that they thought it didn't fit the pattern.
Edited at October 13, 2011 10:14 AM
#53
October 13, 2011 10:15 AM - Not_Logged_In
Randolph: The tea party may have won some seats in the last election but what have they accomplished in office other than foolish attempts at obstruction and a fucking DOA balanced budget amendment?
Edited at October 13, 2011 10:15 AM
#54
October 13, 2011 10:16 AM - Not_Logged_In
Randolph: Yeah slopefarm, that's what they are saying. More than one perp
Edited at October 13, 2011 10:16 AM
#55
October 13, 2011 10:17 AM - CGar
"Now where is the nearest bar?"


Edited at October 13, 2011 10:16 AM
#56
October 13, 2011 10:21 AM - lechacal
When I really think about it I guess the reason I hold the OWS people in such low regard is that they are unable to articulate why they actually have a point. Remember that scene in Saving Private Ryan where the one guy gets killed by the German and the other guy has a gun but he has a total meltdown and can't figure out how to use it? And he's holding a loaded gun but he just stands there whimpering and won't just point and shoot the goddamn thing?

And no, I'm not articulating the point for the leftists here. They'll have to do that for themselves.
Edited at October 13, 2011 10:21 AM
#57
October 13, 2011 10:22 AM - Not_Logged_In
Randolph: Rob you are going to chase all the women away. Play nice.
Edited at October 13, 2011 10:22 AM
#58
October 13, 2011 10:26 AM - CGar
Is there really no better way for the City to spend money than going after dog-friendly bars?

"Health Department officials wrote 125 tickets for “live animal violations” at bars and restaurants in Brooklyn between July, 2010 and July, 2011 — and one-quarter of the summonses were in Williamsburg and Bushwick.

In addition to the blitz on Williamsburg and Bushwick, Mission Dolores in Park Slope and Rope in Fort Greene were also cited."

http://www.brooklynpaper.com/stories/34/41/all_dogbarfines_2011_10_14_bk.html
Edited at October 13, 2011 10:26 AM
#59
October 13, 2011 10:26 AM - More4Less
Rob, want me to delete you posts?
Edited at October 13, 2011 10:26 AM
#60
October 13, 2011 10:26 AM - Bedstuymaven
See you guys later.
Edited at October 13, 2011 10:26 AM
#61
October 13, 2011 10:28 AM - Donatella
You house moving people got all stressed out and now your body is rebelling. Feel better.

I went to see my aunt in the hospital the other day and on I got hit up for money from a homeless guy
and I told her the story and she tells me this old one......

Guy on street asks another: "Can you spare some change?"
Other guy: "No sorry, I don't have any change"
!st Guy: "You got a cigarette?"
2nd Guy: "No I don't smoke."
1st Guy: "Well can you carry me for a couple of blocks?"
#62
October 13, 2011 10:29 AM - petebklyn
"the reason I hold the OWS people in such low regard" --- just the same as rest of huemanity.
#63
October 13, 2011 10:32 AM - dibs
Philadelphia either doesn't have those dog laws or doesn't enforce them
Edited at October 13, 2011 10:32 AM
#64
October 13, 2011 10:34 AM - petebklyn
dibs, if you really had flu as in influenza you wouldn't be up and chatting on lifeinbkln
Edited at October 13, 2011 10:34 AM
#65
October 13, 2011 10:35 AM - petebklyn
bringing dog into bar or inside any establishment seems so european...especially german. disgusting.
Edited at October 13, 2011 10:35 AM
#66
October 13, 2011 10:37 AM - More4Less
rob, want me to delete your posts?
#67
October 13, 2011 10:37 AM - dibs
Pete this is very dfferent. Sometimes it seems like a bad allergy reaction and sometimes like flu/cold. Last night I had sweats and more this morning.
Edited at October 13, 2011 10:37 AM
#68
October 13, 2011 10:38 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
no. why delete my posts? im only expressing my opinions. jeez. i didnt personally attack a single person!


*rob*

Edited at October 13, 2011 10:38 AM
#69
October 13, 2011 10:39 AM - Deleted
I once spent some time in Nice, France and was amazed to see that it is quite common for folks there to bring their dogs into restaurants.
Edited at October 13, 2011 10:39 AM
#70
October 13, 2011 10:40 AM - petebklyn
can there be any doubt what a sham murdoch and newscorp is?
http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/10/12/dow-jones-european-executive-resigns/?ref=todayspaper
The publisher of The Wall Street Journal Europe, a unit of News Corporation, resigned Tuesday after an internal investigation revealed an agreement between the paper’s circulation department and a Netherlands-based company that was featured positively in two articles.
Edited at October 13, 2011 10:40 AM
#71
October 13, 2011 10:41 AM - More4Less
Rob, that was an offer. not a treat. ie in lieu of a banning you're itching for (which only scott or bxgrl can do), I can offer to give up a pseudo ban via deleting your posts - if you want it
#72
October 13, 2011 10:42 AM - CGar
I brought CDog to Montero's a few times, and the owner's dog is often there. I've seen dogs at Roebling Inn, Floyd, Brooklyn Inn and The Gate to name a few. I really don't see the big deal.
#73
October 13, 2011 10:44 AM - petebklyn
sweats would indicate fever. you take your temperature? oral or rectal?
Edited at October 13, 2011 10:44 AM
#74
October 13, 2011 10:44 AM - More4Less
No Dogs in a bar.
#75
October 13, 2011 10:46 AM - petebklyn
people are allergic to those damn animals and being in enclosed space aggravates it.
never mind all those fleas. more a biohazard than scrubs
Edited at October 13, 2011 10:46 AM
#76
October 13, 2011 10:50 AM - dibs
Cats are OK at bars...
Edited at October 13, 2011 10:49 AM
#77
October 13, 2011 10:51 AM - Slopefarm
rob, you need to live in a bubble. If the threats an annoyances that obsess you were as real as you imagine them to be, no one would ever leave the house, let alone socialize, date or own pets. Do you make this shit up just to amuse/annoy us or do you really believe everything you post?
Edited at October 13, 2011 10:51 AM
#78
October 13, 2011 10:51 AM - cobblehiller
"sweats would indicate fever. "

Or menopause, but I think we can safely cross that option off the list! : P

DIBS, Make sure you aren't getting dehydrated from sweating.
Edited at October 13, 2011 10:51 AM
#79
October 13, 2011 10:52 AM - More4Less
No cats in the bar either.
Edited at October 13, 2011 10:52 AM
#80
October 13, 2011 10:53 AM - Donatella

Today I am upgrading my Verizon account to the new iphone. I now have a LG non-smart phone and could get an email on it if I had 5 minutes and an electron microscope. Used to have a work blackberry. But now I have to have internet service and email in order to take care of work related things.
#81
October 13, 2011 10:55 AM - Donatella

Slopey, *rob* is on a roll today. He said it himself.
Edited at October 13, 2011 10:55 AM
#82
October 13, 2011 10:59 AM - CGar
"words that describe this blog.
provincial, cliquish, jejune."

Not to mention puerile! And, *rob*, like it or not, you're part of this clique.

But, *rob*, some of my funniest memories of recent years involve you. There was that time you couldn't find Sycamore and bought a giant pink balloon to hold over your head so I could find you on Cortelyou Road, lol.

#83
October 13, 2011 11:01 AM - petebklyn
for those of you who have defended the growing gap in inequality between wealthy and us poor sukkahs(it is holiday time) and say they deserve it because 'work' so hard (barf).
here is another bloomberg article. saying very bad for future ecomony of this country
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-10-13/growing-income-divide-may-increase-u-s-vulnerability-to-financial-crises.html
Edited at October 13, 2011 11:01 AM
#84
October 13, 2011 11:03 AM - sixyearsandcounting
Benson, that's a Nice story about dogs.
Edited at October 13, 2011 11:03 AM
#85
October 13, 2011 11:05 AM - Slopefarm
I wish the rob who helped take care of snappy's cats and throws glitter on strangers would show up on this blog and post from time to time. And yes, the balloon was a great moment, and very sweet of rob to give the balloon to chicken's kid (or some kid, I think it was chicken's kid).
#86
October 13, 2011 11:06 AM - Slopefarm
I think r6y is Sancerre about that, benson. He's not Lyon.
Edited at October 13, 2011 11:06 AM
#87
October 13, 2011 11:07 AM - dibs
There's always Rome at a bar for a dog
Edited at October 13, 2011 11:07 AM
#88
October 13, 2011 11:09 AM - dibs
I don't think Geneva explanation for your dog in a bar
Edited at October 13, 2011 11:08 AM
#89
October 13, 2011 11:09 AM - petebklyn
that was only time I've seen benson mention nice and france in same sentence.
#90
October 13, 2011 11:11 AM - Slopefarm
Two in a row, dibs. Give someone else a Turin.
Edited at October 13, 2011 11:11 AM
#91
October 13, 2011 11:11 AM - CGar
Slopey, yes, it was The Egg to whom *rob* gave the balloon. *rob* really is very nice, all appearances to the contrary. :-)
Edited at October 13, 2011 11:11 AM
#92
October 13, 2011 11:11 AM - dibs
I saw a lonely dog in a Barcelona by himself
Edited at October 13, 2011 11:11 AM
#93
October 13, 2011 11:18 AM - dibs
Raj Rajaratnam to be sentenced to 11 years.
Edited at October 13, 2011 11:18 AM
#94
October 13, 2011 11:20 AM - petebklyn
I'm a gambler so I'll be Dublin you on that bet.
Edited at October 13, 2011 11:20 AM
#95
October 13, 2011 11:20 AM - Slopefarm
He was lonely because it was a Lisbon bar.
Edited at October 13, 2011 11:20 AM
#96
October 13, 2011 11:22 AM - dibs
Slopey, ancient and mythical cities are fair game so you should have used Lesbos.
#97
October 13, 2011 11:22 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
n/c
Edited at October 13, 2011 11:22 AM
#98
October 13, 2011 11:22 AM - Not_Logged_In
Randolph: Amazing how Obama was able to raise 70 mil. And it came from over 600k people with and average donation of $56. Pretty impressive.
#99
October 13, 2011 11:24 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
n/c
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October 13, 2011 11:24 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
n/c
Edited at October 13, 2011 11:24 AM
October 13, 2011 11:25 AM - Slopefarm
Isle consider it, but that wouldn't be much of a pun. Besides, I'm not a Rhodes scholar.
Edited at October 13, 2011 11:25 AM
October 13, 2011 11:25 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
n/c


Edited at October 13, 2011 11:25 AM
October 13, 2011 11:25 AM - CGar
*rob*, what is n/c?
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October 13, 2011 11:25 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
n/c
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October 13, 2011 11:26 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
n/c
October 13, 2011 11:26 AM - MontroseMorris
You all are Toulouse with your puns.
Edited at October 13, 2011 11:26 AM
October 13, 2011 11:27 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
n/c
October 13, 2011 11:28 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
n/c
October 13, 2011 11:28 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
n/c

Edited at October 13, 2011 11:28 AM
October 13, 2011 11:29 AM - Donatella
They bring dogs to restaurants everywhere in France. In the best Parisian restaurants, they will sit on chairs and the waiters will bring them something to eat (or drink?).
Edited at October 13, 2011 11:29 AM
October 13, 2011 11:29 AM - Slopefarm
You don't think they're Gouda nough, MM? [Not turning this into a cheese punfest; Gouda is a place, too.] Aachen come up with better ones, if you want.
Edited at October 13, 2011 11:29 AM
October 13, 2011 11:29 AM - More4Less
randi, how does that math work? 600k x 56 = ~33M or 37M short of that 70M total
October 13, 2011 11:30 AM - petebklyn
11 years? not bad -- could have been a lot warsaw.
Edited at October 13, 2011 11:30 AM
October 13, 2011 11:30 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
n/c


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October 13, 2011 11:30 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
n/c
October 13, 2011 11:31 AM - denton
11 years? Not too shabby.
October 13, 2011 11:31 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
n/c
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October 13, 2011 11:31 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
n/c
Edited at October 13, 2011 11:31 AM
October 13, 2011 11:31 AM - Slopefarm
yes, Pete, but if he dies in jail, lots of folks will be Danzig on his grave.
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October 13, 2011 11:32 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
n/c
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October 13, 2011 11:32 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
n/c
October 13, 2011 11:33 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
n/c
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October 13, 2011 11:33 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
n/c
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October 13, 2011 11:34 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
n/c
October 13, 2011 11:34 AM - More4Less
good thing for Raj is no one will be jumping to jump him for some forced butt secks
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October 13, 2011 11:34 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
n/c

Edited at October 13, 2011 11:34 AM
October 13, 2011 11:35 AM - MontroseMorris
That was Riga bad, Slopey. I expect better from Amman who calls himself a punster.
Edited at October 13, 2011 11:35 AM
October 13, 2011 11:36 AM - dibs
Don't be so sure, m4l, the chubby chasers and the bear cubs would find him attractive.
Edited at October 13, 2011 11:36 AM
October 13, 2011 11:39 AM - Not_Logged_In
Randolph: $56 was the average.
Edited at October 13, 2011 11:39 AM
October 13, 2011 11:41 AM - Slopefarm
Are you Tallinn me my puns are Novgorod? I Moscow now and think up some better ones.
Edited at October 13, 2011 11:41 AM
October 13, 2011 11:44 AM - More4Less
Randi, that's the problem. diff story if you said 56 was the median. avg = total / # of peeps. 70M / over 600k does not yield a 56 avg
October 13, 2011 11:47 AM - More4Less
dibs, I'm chubby. old CGar was chubby. DH is chubby. Raj is a big fat fuck. plus he ugly too. only compelling angle is he does have some notoriety hence there might be some bragging rights assoc'd with jumping him. Other than that, why the F would someone jump him.
October 13, 2011 11:49 AM - CGar
Raj and Bernie will be bunking together.
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October 13, 2011 11:49 AM - Not_Logged_In
Randolph: Ok then median. I heard it on the radio, they said average. My point is that contrary to polls and media Obama still has many supporters.
October 13, 2011 11:53 AM - More4Less
randi, this '12 race is a lesser of evils - ie not a matter who is more loved but rather who is more disliked / hated. so fucking great position for us peeps sitting in this stupid econ looking forward to that fucking election - no savior in sight and decision is pick the one who'll fuck up less
Edited at October 13, 2011 11:53 AM
October 13, 2011 11:55 AM - DeadCatBounce
Obama supporters should have paid more attention in Math Class. (History and Social Studies too, but that doesn't relate to campaign contribution story)
Edited at October 13, 2011 11:55 AM
October 13, 2011 12:09 PM - dibs
What is it with the media photographers and all this pushing and assault???? Sure, a criminal is a criminal but these assholes are real assholes with this sort of thing.

Remember that clip of the photographer pushing Madofff??? It's assault, clear and simple.
Edited at October 13, 2011 12:09 PM
October 13, 2011 12:13 PM - denton
Everybody loves to shit on a loser when he's down, dibs
Edited at October 13, 2011 12:13 PM
October 13, 2011 12:13 PM - MontroseMorris
Would love to keep going, Slopey, but gotta Paisley some bills. Let's try again later.
Edited at October 13, 2011 12:13 PM
October 13, 2011 12:19 PM - boerumresident
The report I read quopted the DNC newsblast that 98% of the 766,000 donations (versus 606,000 people) gave less than $250, at an average of $56.

That means $42 million raised from the donations under $250, and the remaining $28 million from the top 2%, with an average donation there of around $1825.
Edited at October 13, 2011 12:19 PM
October 13, 2011 12:20 PM - dibs
DSK cleared of French novelist's rape claim
Edited at October 13, 2011 12:20 PM
October 13, 2011 12:22 PM - denton
I've spent half my vaca on Time Warner issues. First we had spotty internet. After a service call didn't fix it, I went down to get a new modem. (Clearly, fat people spend to0 much time watching TV. Everyone huge at the local TW office, clients and workers)

Now the IP phone only half works. I have to say, TW tech support in the Albany area pretty good. Local and American. They're sending another tech in two hours.

This new modem is interesting. All in one modem, phone, and wireless router. Something was not right with the modem so once again I had to call TW tech support and get help.

Then I asked how I could change the SSID and 26 character p/w. They told me they don't want me to do it. I think I know why. I guess they're tired of their less savvy customers hanging an unsecured wireless router off their modem and having the whole nabe jump on it for free internet.

Not that I paid attention. I figured out how to do it anyway and changed to a logical SSID and shorter p/w. Up yours baby.

I rent the house sometimes and can't make things too difficult else I'll get phone calls.

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October 13, 2011 12:23 PM - Deleted
I am amazed how well IBM's stock has held up recently, indeed, gained more. I'm a long-term holder of IBM, but took some profit today.
October 13, 2011 12:26 PM - Deleted
I took my profits in IBM and bulked up on more GE. I'm really bullish on GE for the long-term.
October 13, 2011 12:32 PM - DeadCatBounce
I'm long GE and Emerson Electric.
HOBOKENROCKS predicted stock market Armageddon on the OT yesterday.
I am not overly concerned.
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October 13, 2011 12:33 PM - dibs
benson, how old are you and how many years until retirement??? You shold be buying a lot of dividend paying stocks with very good yields. You can pretty much lock in your IRA here to be paying 7% with little risk to those flows. Mine is yielding about 8%
Edited at October 13, 2011 12:35 PM
October 13, 2011 12:33 PM - More4Less
benson, am big fan of ibm. totally not of GE
October 13, 2011 12:38 PM - DeLepp
REPOTD:
http://tiny.cc/dbxyd

heavenly living and no income tax.
October 13, 2011 12:39 PM - Deleted
DCB;

Amazing! GE and Emerson Electric are my two "industrial infrastructure" long term holdings too.

DIBS;

I turned 54 last month. A good dividend yield (along with financial strength and decent P/E ratio) has long been my criteria for selecting stocks.

According to the age rule, I would be over-weighted in equities. However, when I consider my ratio of equity and bonds, I factor in my Social Security and my pension with my previous employer. Using present-value menthods, I covert these income payments into the principal of the "bond", and factor it into my portfolio.
October 13, 2011 12:40 PM - denton
I thought of another funny story. Conservatives will especially enjoy this one. This one, for the timing, is unbelievable. But it really did happen. (To understand this you have to know that if a single mother applies for welfare, they make her tell who the father is, and, if he works, they go after him for the mount of the welfare she's receiving.)

So when my biz was in Manhattan I always hired kids out of jail and stuff. I had this one lazy kid working for me (I had to fire him eventually and he was related to someone else I had working, he wasn't outta jail, let's call him Pete). Of course he had knocked up this girl and had a baby with her.

So another kid who used to work for me had stopped by to say hi, also with 'baby mama drama' and he was complaining to me & Pete that his baby mama gave him up and his salary was being garnisheed.

Pete loudly and vociferously insists his girl would never do him dirty like that.

Just then, the mailman walks in with a certified letter. I open it up and sure enuf it's a garnishee demand from the guvment for my friend Pete. His girl did give him up.

I was just howling.




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October 13, 2011 12:41 PM - ij
I got the prospectus for some emerging markets fund my broker put me into; the performance shows a steady incline, even in 2008.
Edited at October 13, 2011 12:41 PM
October 13, 2011 12:42 PM - Deleted
M4L;

There are only a handful of companies in the world that can build the "energy infrastructure" that will be necessary to meet the growth of emerging markets and the transition to alternate energies. GE is one of them, Siemens and my employer are the others. When I look at these three companies, I believe that GE is poised to remain the king of the pack in this area.
October 13, 2011 12:42 PM - DeLepp
^^^Being in the pool while snowing is happiness!
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October 13, 2011 12:47 PM - dibs
DeLepp, my friends up there have a cottage on the lake in Meredith. Center Harbor is nearby
Edited at October 13, 2011 12:47 PM
October 13, 2011 12:48 PM - denton
I've been in and out of GE. Love the company, not sure about the stock. Maybe opportunities to buy for less later. Have kept IBM.

Never owned Emerson but it's a great company.

benson, have you looked into Siemens? One of my first purchases after the crash. Made good money on it and will get back in if things start looking better. Yields almost 3%.

ABB is another great company along those lines yielding almost 4%. They're making the best VFDs in the world and we're selling a lot of them.

But I'm only holding 20% equities right now, so waiting to get back into ABB at another time.




October 13, 2011 12:53 PM - Deleted
Denton;

Siemens and ABB are both great companies. I've given up on investing in overseas companies, however. I'm a simple guy, and can't deal with currency fluctuations.

There are probably only a few of us who remember the days when Emerson Electric used to make consumer electronics, like TV's. Moreover, there are probably even fewer that remember that they had a factory in Brooklyn (on 62nd Street in Borough park - the building is still there) and one in Jersey City (right where the Holland Tunnel comes out).
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October 13, 2011 12:54 PM - More4Less
Benson, that too is the portion of GE that I like but GE still has too many businesses that are a drag on overall rev and earnings.
October 13, 2011 12:56 PM - denton
Don't remember the TVS benson but definitely remember the radios!

Most consumer electronics used to be made here. Those were the days.


Edited at October 13, 2011 12:56 PM
October 13, 2011 1:00 PM - MontroseMorris
At some point, doesn't have to be now, could some of you Masters of the Universe share with us po' folk how to go about starting to invest? I currently don't have any money, but don't plan to be in this boat forever, and want to get in on the big secret. Why don't one of you write a column for this site?

You don't have to be specific unless you want to be about certain stocks, or how you trade, or who you trade with, but could give us a primer to the Game. I couldn't read a ticker tape if you paid me, and don't know how to pick good long term or short term stocks. I would pick GE because I've heard of them and they've been around a long time. Is that enough? Is it that simple?

Can you buy 10 shares of someone's stock, or do you have to invest thousands? How does the damn thing work? If you're going to talk about it all day, please share.
Edited at October 13, 2011 1:00 PM
October 13, 2011 1:05 PM - dibs
MM, start by opening an account at Schwab. Minimum might be $500 but not sure.

Don't get suckered into investing into individual stocks just because yo like one aspect of what they do. Sometimes it works, sometimes not. Sony has been a bad stock for a long time, as has Walmart but I bet you don't eat at McDonalds but that's been a great stock!!!
Diversification is key. A diversified portfolio consists of a minimum of 20 stocks, or alternatively a few mutual funds

You want emerging market exposure
Edited at October 13, 2011 1:05 PM
October 13, 2011 1:07 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
Delepp? You around? For you...
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/10/12/greathomesanddestinations/20111012_norway.html?ref=greathomesanddestinations#1
Edited at October 13, 2011 1:07 PM
October 13, 2011 1:12 PM - sixyearsandcounting
Geez, I started a punfest but Iran away because I had Togo. Anyone else Benin that situation?
Edited at October 13, 2011 1:12 PM
October 13, 2011 1:13 PM - DeLepp
snaps, what a gem of a spot. Nice block of house surrounded by nature. Furnishings a little too neutral for me but like the wallpaper.
Edited at October 13, 2011 1:13 PM
October 13, 2011 1:14 PM - Deleted
Montrose;

I started investing in 1993. At that time I bought a book called "Dun and Bradstreet's Guide to Investing". To this day I think it is the best primer on how to invest. They used to update it yearly. I just looked for it on Amazon, and it appears that they stopped publishing it about 11 years ago. However, you can still buy used versions of the 1999 edition. It will be out of date, but the first half, which talks about a "risk pyramid" is still applicable. Or, I would urge you to find a similiar book that is out today. Investing is a complicated subject that would be hard to teach over a column. As the guidebook explains, it is also dependent on your financial position and risk tolerance. "Know thyself" is probably the best investing maxim out there.
Edited at October 13, 2011 1:14 PM
October 13, 2011 1:16 PM - dibs
Not to sound snarky but the
"For Dummies" books are very good. i suspect there's a "Mutual Funds For Dummies" and "Investing For Dummies" They would be another good resource

We are not talking stock analysis here
Edited at October 13, 2011 1:15 PM
October 13, 2011 1:17 PM - dibs
Busy day over there>>>>>>

15 comments so far
October 13, 2011 1:19 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
Delepp, the place could definitely stand some cozying up. The chandelier over the dining table...WOWZERS! Did you see that up close pic of it? Swoon-worthy. And is it my imagination or did it look like their floors were cupping?
Edited at October 13, 2011 1:19 PM
October 13, 2011 1:20 PM - etson
MM,
1) For investing in individual stocks, you need to learn the *very basics* of how to read the three main financial statements (balance sheet, income, cash flow). You may know this already.
2) For the price of a stock to change relative to the market, either its earnings must change faster than those of companies in general, or the price the market is willing to pay for the earnings (the P/E multiple) must change. So identifying companies whose long-run earnings prospects are underappreciated is important. These could either be companies where the earnings will grow faster, or companies where the market is putting too low a price on them (which usually happens when the market is extrapolating bad conditions unreasonably far, or assuming that a relatively stable earnings stream is more volatile than it really is).
It can get more complicated than that, but those are the basics.
3) Avoid companies with high debt (generally more than 3x debt / cash flow but companies with highly stable earnings streams can take on more).
4) As DIBS said, dividend yield can be very important, especially with government bond yields so low. A good dividend yield provides income and in many cases reduces the risk of your investment.
5) Need to sort the whole world into a manageable list to do initial work on. This could be "companies I know and regard highly" or it could be a quantitative screen (low P/E or high yield). Here is a list of the highest yielding stocks in the S&P for example:
http://indexarb.com/dividendYieldSortedsp.html
But this should only be a first step to doing your work.
6) Calculate roughly what you think the stock is worth and be sure to sell when it reaches that level. Many investors' biggest mistakes are from ideas that started off well but then got greedy after they reached their price target.
Edited at October 13, 2011 1:20 PM
October 13, 2011 1:21 PM - MontroseMorris
Thanks guys. Benson, will look for the book, or similar. Dave, for once, that wasn't snarky. I have no problems admitting that in this area, I'm a dummy. Appreciate the advice.
Edited at October 13, 2011 1:21 PM
October 13, 2011 1:21 PM - Biff Champion
"Busy day over there>>>>>>
15 comments so far"

Not to sound sarcastic...

October 13, 2011 1:21 PM - Bedstuymaven
MM - One day we can get together and talk about investing.
Edited at October 13, 2011 1:21 PM
October 13, 2011 1:22 PM - MontroseMorris
Thanks, as well, Etson. Will have to go over that slowly, it was a wealth of info.
October 13, 2011 1:22 PM - ij
Denton recommended a good book on investing some time ago, called "The Investment Answer." I also read "Kiplinger's Build a Winning Portfolio" - both give a lot of perspective.
Edited at October 13, 2011 1:22 PM
October 13, 2011 1:22 PM - More4Less
MM, Dont invest in stock, bonds, etc until you've got more too much cash. The risk & volatility is bad for your health. I advise that you invest that cash into something more in your control of the outcome - ie invest in yourself (be it education, training, business, etc)
Edited at October 13, 2011 1:22 PM
October 13, 2011 1:27 PM - MontroseMorris
Don't worry, M4L, I can't invest diddly right now. Just want to gather info for that blessed day when I have extra money. I'm not getting any younger here. Anything that will keep me from fighting the cats for food is something I want to know about.
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October 13, 2011 1:27 PM - Biff Champion
Or you could follow what stocks I buy and sell and just do the opposite. That's a sure fire way to make a lot of money.
Edited at October 13, 2011 1:27 PM
October 13, 2011 1:28 PM - lechacal
Does brownstoner just get no traffic any more? Does anyone care? Does anyone ever go there? I haven't been on brownstoner for months.
October 13, 2011 1:29 PM - dibs
Very sad story about investing. I know a Malaysian Chinese guy (yes, I was sleeping with him) who came here and started as a dishwasher. he saved his money and opened a Chinese restaurant and then another and then another, mostly in underserved CT towns.
After the tech bubble crashed I was having dinner with him and he was almost in tears. Seems he lost a lot of money. he showed me a list of stocks he had bought and I was unable to recognize all but a few.

I asked him where he got these recommendations from and he said "one of my waiters."

He lost about $250,000. He was till fine but he could have opened another restaurant with that money.
Edited at October 13, 2011 1:29 PM
October 13, 2011 1:29 PM - MontroseMorris
Biff, you crack me up.
Edited at October 13, 2011 1:29 PM
October 13, 2011 1:30 PM - Biff Champion
As for my investing credentials, I specialize in peak tech and housing bubble investments.
Edited at October 13, 2011 1:30 PM
October 13, 2011 1:31 PM - CGar
"I know a Malaysian Chinese guy (yes, I was sleeping with him)"

Show of hands? Who thinks the parenthetical was necessary?
Edited at October 13, 2011 1:31 PM
October 13, 2011 1:32 PM - lechacal
Interesting long-term investment opportunity (maybe 30-year time horizon): Raw materials required for massive infrastructure rebuilding.
October 13, 2011 1:33 PM - lechacal
Interesting educational opportunity for the very young: Mechanical / structural engineer for massive infrastructure rebuilding.
October 13, 2011 1:34 PM - Deleted
Wasn't it Bernard Baruch who made his fortune by selling all of his stock before the 1929 crash? He knew it was time to get out of the market when his shoe-shine boy started giving him tips on hot stocks.
Edited at October 13, 2011 1:34 PM
October 13, 2011 1:36 PM - lechacal
Last week I was chatting about the need for a massive infrastructure rebuild with a guy who just co-authored an article with Nouriel Roubini that apparently addresses this (haven't actually found or read the article). This got me thinking about this.
October 13, 2011 1:37 PM - lechacal
benson, that story is apocryphal and has been attributed to many, many people over the years.
Edited at October 13, 2011 1:37 PM
October 13, 2011 1:37 PM - MontroseMorris
One of us still WORKS there, Mr. Batty, and I see quite a few of us over there from the comments. The comments have definitely become less.

I always liked Rutger Hauer. He was in some really great movies, like Blade Runner, and some absolutely awful films, as well. The '80's was his decade.
Edited at October 13, 2011 1:37 PM
October 13, 2011 1:41 PM - petebklyn
brownstoner probably gets lot of traffic....just not from the opinionated, diarrhea-of-the-mouth types.
Edited at October 13, 2011 1:41 PM
October 13, 2011 1:41 PM - lechacal
"The comments have definitely become less."

They were never much to begin with, but I was actually commenting that they have become fewer.
Edited at October 13, 2011 1:41 PM
October 13, 2011 1:41 PM - CGar
MM, you bimbo, check your email!
Edited at October 13, 2011 1:41 PM
October 13, 2011 1:44 PM - Bedstuymaven
I always liked Rutger Hauer. The 80's was his decade. He aged badly. I use to think he was so hot.


October 13, 2011 1:47 PM - More4Less
MM, per all the findings, investigating reporting, etc, you see novice retail investors are slaughtered pigs in this mkt for good reasons. I lost all my money via the internet bubble but learned a ton of valuable lessons that allowed me to avoid getting spanked in this collapse. I don't want you to have to spend time & money learning those harsh lessons at this point in your life hence I STRONGLY advise against you investing in stks, bds, etc. Different story if you thinking of investing if & when this mkt tanks to hellish levels we saw 2 yrs ago.
Edited at October 13, 2011 1:47 PM
October 13, 2011 1:50 PM - Biff Champion
M4L, there's nothing wrong with a good spanking once in awhile.
October 13, 2011 1:50 PM - etson
I was looking at lech's avatar & thinking "Wow, Billy Idol's aging badly".
I initially thought his last one was a fat angry Dave Matthews. But then again I don't watch movies.
Edited at October 13, 2011 1:50 PM
October 13, 2011 1:53 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
ROFLMMFAO Etson. I had the same Billy Idol thought. And I still don't know who the eff that is!
Edited at October 13, 2011 1:53 PM
October 13, 2011 1:54 PM - Bedstuymaven
Snappy - I am glad you are sticking with your avatar. Are you feeling more like her today?
Edited at October 13, 2011 1:54 PM
October 13, 2011 1:56 PM - MontroseMorris
M4L, trust me, I won't be investing anytime soon. I appreciate the warnings, thanks much.
Edited at October 13, 2011 1:56 PM
October 13, 2011 1:58 PM - More4Less
MM, if you insist on investing in stks, first master the game of poker. the hardest thing for a retail investor to do is to admit when he/she is wrong with a stock and need to sell it promptly at a big loss. Poker teaches one to assess exposure and fold promptly when it's beneficial to stop the losses
Edited at October 13, 2011 1:58 PM
October 13, 2011 1:58 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
BSM, not so much today...getting more and more swamped at work as the day goes on. Desperately need the winning lotto ticket!
Edited at October 13, 2011 1:58 PM
October 13, 2011 2:03 PM - More4Less
snappy, hire me as your tag-along food taster/tester when you hit the lotto.
Edited at October 13, 2011 2:03 PM
October 13, 2011 2:10 PM - Bedstuymaven
Snaps - M4L is in top 1%. Not sure you will be able to match his current salary even with a lotto win.
Edited at October 13, 2011 2:10 PM
October 13, 2011 2:11 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
M4L, sorry buddy, but I can't help ya! When I strike it rich, I'll have time to cook for myself. No one knows the outer reaches of my pickiness like I do, so best to just cook up my own meals. As far as cleaning up the kitchen afterwards, that's a different story :-)
October 13, 2011 2:13 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
BSM, you assume I'll be paying well for any position! Watch me become an insta-republican...penny pinching scrooge! You don't stay rich by paying reasonable wages :-)
October 13, 2011 2:13 PM - Biff Champion
Does anyone know a service that will pick up donations of kids clothes and toys in Brooklyn? I used to use the Vietnam Veterans of America, but they don't do pickups in BK anymore.
Edited at October 13, 2011 2:13 PM
October 13, 2011 2:14 PM - Biff Champion
"BSM, you assume I'll be paying well for any position!"

I pay well for various positions.
Edited at October 13, 2011 2:15 PM
October 13, 2011 2:16 PM - Biff Champion
I think I found a good donation resource.

http://www.achildgrows.com/2011/08/01/where-to-donate-clothing-toys-baby-items-and-everything/
Edited at October 13, 2011 2:16 PM
October 13, 2011 2:16 PM - Bedstuymaven
Biff - try St. Vincent de Paul

http://www.svdpusa.org/
October 13, 2011 2:17 PM - More4Less
BSM, for my good friend Snappy, I'm willing to take a huge paycut and settle for only 190k (50%+ reduction)
Edited at October 13, 2011 2:17 PM
October 13, 2011 2:17 PM - Not_Logged_In
Randolph: Not that anyone cares but I tried the ramen place on Vanderbilt called chuko. It was very good but not transcendental. Red miso with a soft egg, ground pork and kimche.
Edited at October 13, 2011 2:17 PM
October 13, 2011 2:18 PM - Deleted
"It was very good but not transcendental."

Cue *Rob*
Edited at October 13, 2011 2:18 PM
October 13, 2011 2:20 PM - Bedstuymaven
"It was very good but not transcendental."

Cue *Rob*

Please, no. I can't take another ramen rant
October 13, 2011 2:20 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
M4L, you are dreaming, dude! At best I'd pay you 19k a year to clean the kitchen daily. And no health benefits, no pension, etc.
October 13, 2011 2:23 PM - Bedstuymaven
M4L, you are dreaming, dude! At best I'd pay you 19k a year to clean the kitchen daily. And no health benefits, no pension, etc.

Snappy - for 19K he needs to clean the bathroom and the litter boxes as well.
Edited at October 13, 2011 2:23 PM
October 13, 2011 2:24 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
Very true, BSM...I had just started thinking that 19k was way too much just for kitchen cleaning duty. He may have to dust the tchotchkes too!
Edited at October 13, 2011 2:24 PM
October 13, 2011 2:25 PM - More4Less
I'm very tempted at calling "BULLSHIT" on this gallop survey that says China doing better than US as far as % of folks struggling to afford food. Somehow, I doubt gallop folks really went to the really poor (& populous areas of china vs just hanging out in the big cities):
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/2011/10/13/2011-10-13_families_in_china_struggling_less_than_american_counterparts_to_put_food_on_tabl.html
October 13, 2011 2:26 PM - Biff Champion
Thanks BSM. I'll try that link.
October 13, 2011 2:27 PM - More4Less
Snappy - for 19K he needs to clean the bathroom and the litter boxes as well.

Yo, I don't mind you aint playing agent for M4L but don't you dare keep up this anti-agent role. I aint of afraid of you and your cat suit.
Edited at October 13, 2011 2:28 PM
October 13, 2011 2:28 PM - Bedstuymaven
Biff you are welcome. Not sure is the still do clothing drives but, years about you could just leave the box outside the house addressed to them.
October 13, 2011 2:30 PM - Biff Champion
Just found out that I can donate kids clothes and toys at Goodwill on Livingston (they didn't used to accept toys). So I'll do that if I can't get someone to pick up.
Edited at October 13, 2011 2:30 PM
October 13, 2011 2:36 PM - CGar
Biff, doesn't Housing Works accept donations or kids' clothes & toys, or only adult clothes & toys?
Edited at October 13, 2011 2:36 PM
October 13, 2011 2:40 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
When I last tried to donate items of clothing, household goods, etc., everyone refused to pick up unless I was also donating an item of furnture such as a couch or dining room table w/ chairs. They all cited rising fuel costs as their reason for no longer doing pickups unless you had something that really made the trip worth their while.
Edited at October 13, 2011 2:40 PM
October 13, 2011 2:46 PM - Biff Champion
"Biff, doesn't Housing Works accept donations or kids' clothes & toys, or only adult clothes & toys?"

No. They don't accept kids' clothes or toys. Only adult clothes.

I'll accept donations of adult toys, however.
Edited at October 13, 2011 2:46 PM
October 13, 2011 2:48 PM - Not_Logged_In
Randolph: The other site still has some decent posts but the conversation is so bland and humorless or just non existent. Its too bad mr b couldn't deal with us differently.
Edited at October 13, 2011 2:48 PM
October 13, 2011 2:48 PM - Bedstuymaven
I'll accept donations of adult toys, however.

Biff you are bad man. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsSIg69skGY
Edited at October 13, 2011 2:48 PM
October 13, 2011 2:50 PM - dibs
Biff, do you travel with your adult toys?? How does that work out going through security?
Edited at October 13, 2011 2:50 PM
October 13, 2011 2:50 PM - ij
Mr. B told me soon they'll have a feature where people can post general stories on their own.
Edited at October 13, 2011 2:50 PM
October 13, 2011 2:52 PM - Bedstuymaven
DIBS - are you feeling any better?
Edited at October 13, 2011 2:52 PM
October 13, 2011 2:52 PM - petebklyn
why do you think biff can't get picked up anymore? anyone else having this problem?
October 13, 2011 2:54 PM - dibs
Somewhat better, BSM. Fever seems to be gone. Just went to the store to get some salad makings for dinner.


Edited at October 13, 2011 2:54 PM
October 13, 2011 2:54 PM - Bedstuymaven
why do you think biff can't get picked up anymore? anyone else having this problem?

No.

Biff - If I had to pick up a guy in this group, it would be you.
Edited at October 13, 2011 2:54 PM
October 13, 2011 2:55 PM - Deleted
"Biff - If I had to pick up a guy in this group, it would be you."

I'm crushed.
Edited at October 13, 2011 2:55 PM
October 13, 2011 2:56 PM - Not_Logged_In
Randolph: Jester that sounds like a disaster. He killed the OT because he didn't want to police it but is willing to give up control of content?
October 13, 2011 2:58 PM - petebklyn
"Biff - If I had to pick up a guy in this group, it would be you."
she is picking path of least resistance.
Edited at October 13, 2011 2:58 PM
October 13, 2011 2:58 PM - Slopefarm
"If I had to pick up a guy in this group" -- what a backhanded compliment! I wonder just what dire circumstances bsm thinks would have to befall her such that she would HAVE to pick up one of the PLUSA men.
Edited at October 13, 2011 2:58 PM
October 13, 2011 3:00 PM - dibs
House sale update....got the check from the Chinese buyer. it came via an investment company in Canada. Looked legit but bank has concerns about the legitimacy of the check. we will see when it clears or it doesn't!!!

On the other hand, I've looked at a few apts and was beginning to get depressed about moving...now less so!!!!

Maybe I should just retire when I sell the house and leave NYC. But yeas, come back up and visit every few weeks
Edited at October 13, 2011 3:00 PM
October 13, 2011 3:00 PM - Biff Champion
"Mr. B told me soon they'll have a feature where people can post general stories on their own."


Edited at October 13, 2011 3:00 PM
October 13, 2011 3:01 PM - Bedstuymaven
just what dire circumstances bsm thinks would have to befall her such that she would HAVE to pick up one of the PLUSA men.

Can't think of one but, "PLUSA men or death" would be part of the scenario.

Seriously, Biff is a good looking guy
October 13, 2011 3:02 PM - CGar
LMAO
Edited at October 13, 2011 3:02 PM
October 13, 2011 3:02 PM - CGar
Glad you're feeling better, dave. You must be if you're up for tossed salad.
Edited at October 13, 2011 3:02 PM
October 13, 2011 3:03 PM - Biff Champion
"Biff - If I had to pick up a guy in this group, it would be you."

BSM, you are too kind!! If only I was 10 years younger and you were 10 years older...
Edited at October 13, 2011 3:03 PM
October 13, 2011 3:06 PM - dibs
"Seriously, Biff is a good looking guy"

Sure, if you like that sort of thing.

Not my cup of tea
Edited at October 13, 2011 3:05 PM
October 13, 2011 3:07 PM - Biff Champion
DIBS, does he have a sister?
Edited at October 13, 2011 3:07 PM
October 13, 2011 3:09 PM - dibs
I'll ask him, Biff. His English isn't good at all but I never notice.
Edited at October 13, 2011 3:09 PM
October 13, 2011 3:13 PM - More4Less
DIBS, does he have a sister?

Biff, I hope you were doing your wingman duties on that one vs getting greedy.
October 13, 2011 3:15 PM - Biff Champion
Wow, it’s only $20 for an eye exam at Mott Street optical if one purchases glasses, $30 if not. I'll have money left over for sticky rice and a Qi Gong Tui-Na.
Edited at October 13, 2011 3:15 PM
October 13, 2011 3:15 PM - Bedstuymaven
Biff - I am joining AARP come my next birthday. I don't want to be 10 years older.
October 13, 2011 3:16 PM - Biff Champion
"Biff, I hope you were doing your wingman duties on that one vs getting greedy."

Always willing to distract a hot Asian woman in order to take one for the team.
October 13, 2011 3:17 PM - Biff Champion
In that case BSM, if only I was 20 years younger...

If I get a massage by two women at the same time, is that considered a Tui-Na sandwich?
Edited at October 13, 2011 3:17 PM
October 13, 2011 3:18 PM - Deleted
Going back to something Montrose mentioned a few days ago (and relating to Mr. B.'s new moves): we really need to write some articles again, like when we first started. I have a whole bunch in mind, but haven't had the time. Maybe next week I can start.
October 13, 2011 3:18 PM - More4Less
speaking of adult toys. apparently, a dildo can be potentially fatal so ladies beware:
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/2011/10/13/2011-10-13_woman_sues_sex_toy_company_after_injuring_herself_using_vibrator.html
Edited at October 13, 2011 3:18 PM
October 13, 2011 3:21 PM - More4Less
BSM, would you be open to the other PLUSA men to pick you up??
Edited at October 13, 2011 3:21 PM
October 13, 2011 3:23 PM - Bedstuymaven
BSM, would you be open to the other PLUSA men to pick you up??

Yeah - CGar
Edited at October 13, 2011 3:23 PM
October 13, 2011 3:23 PM - Deleted
************************
Shameless preening for BSM
************************

At my high school reunion last year, I was voted "best preserved"!!
Edited at October 13, 2011 3:23 PM
October 13, 2011 3:25 PM - dibs
m4l, what the hell are you talking about??????? I thought I told you to go distract BSM when she brought her hot boytoy to Monteros. Your weren't even able to do that!!!!!!!
Edited at October 13, 2011 3:25 PM
October 13, 2011 3:26 PM - CGar
"Yeah - CGar"

Oh, BSM, how I love my dominatrix!!!
October 13, 2011 3:26 PM - Slopefarm
"At my high school reunion last year, I was voted "best preserved"!!"

Reminds me of an old Abbott & Costello routine:

Abbott: Lou, take this bottle, give it to Mel, and tell him to hide it where no one can find it.
Costello: OK, but what's in it?
Abbott: It's formaldehyde. (etc.)

Edited at October 13, 2011 3:26 PM
October 13, 2011 3:26 PM - More4Less
"BSM, would you be open to the other PLUSA men to pick you up??

Yeah - CGar"

CGar, my job is done. the wingman fees were well worth it. It's all set up for you. She ain't Asian but she's a bonafide hottie. Go get her tiger
Edited at October 13, 2011 3:26 PM
October 13, 2011 3:27 PM - Bedstuymaven
speaking of adult toys. apparently, a dildo can be potentially fatal so ladies beware:

Massive loss of blood. I can only see that happening a major artery was cut.
Edited at October 13, 2011 3:27 PM
October 13, 2011 3:30 PM - Biff Champion
"At my high school reunion last year, I was voted "best preserved"!!"

Best preserved? You sure it wasn't "Most Likely to get Himself into a Pickle"?
Edited at October 13, 2011 3:31 PM
October 13, 2011 3:30 PM - More4Less
DIBS, if you read the wingman agreement you signed when solicited my svcs, you would notice that I don't do break-up of fights btwn couples. if you recalled, you committed key mistake #1 - bringing sand (Xing) to the beach. Besides, you didn't pay me enough to risk bodily harm via multi-disciplined boy toy (all them color belts) for hitting on BSM.
October 13, 2011 3:31 PM - Deleted
Biff, yes, I won a second award:

"Most Likely to get into a Pickle with a PLUSA gal".

.
October 13, 2011 3:32 PM - Biff Champion
DIBS won:

"Most Likely to get a Pickle into Himself"
Edited at October 13, 2011 3:32 PM
October 13, 2011 3:33 PM - CGar
Can it, Biff.
Edited at October 13, 2011 3:33 PM
October 13, 2011 3:33 PM - dibs
Biff, you watching CNBC?? This asian guy is rather gay
Edited at October 13, 2011 3:33 PM
October 13, 2011 3:34 PM - dibs
Biff, you're being a gherkin
Edited at October 13, 2011 3:34 PM
October 13, 2011 3:37 PM - Bedstuymaven
Oh, BSM, how I love my dominatrix

Your love and obedience will be acknowledged and well rewarded the next time I see you.
October 13, 2011 3:37 PM - Biff Champion
Just turned to look at cnbc. Jos A Banks commercial...
October 13, 2011 3:37 PM - More4Less
CGar, do I get another 2 trays of brownies for this BSM hook-up?

Arkady, I'll split it with you this time. you just have to remind me
Edited at October 13, 2011 3:37 PM
October 13, 2011 3:38 PM - CGar
Or something better, m4l.
October 13, 2011 3:40 PM - More4Less
CGar, something better???? you returning a favor and hooking me up with a hottie who'll be hand feeding me brownies??? I can go for that
Edited at October 13, 2011 3:40 PM
October 13, 2011 3:42 PM - More4Less
CGar,

don't set me up with this sticky & vengeful lady:
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/2011/10/13/2011-10-13_texas_woman_angry_over_breakup_smashes_exs_window_with_sword_calls_him_1001_time.html
Edited at October 13, 2011 3:42 PM
October 13, 2011 3:43 PM - Not_Logged_In
Randolph: Zzzzzzzzzz
Edited at October 13, 2011 3:43 PM
October 13, 2011 3:45 PM - More4Less
better not mess with any of the ladies in this dude's life unless you don't value your life:
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/ny_crime/2011/10/12/2011-10-12_staten_island_man_commits_murder_to_get_even_after_victim_had_spit_in_wifes_face.html
Edited at October 13, 2011 3:45 PM
October 13, 2011 3:47 PM - CGar
I promise I won't, m4l. I assume we'll be keeping this a secret from your wife???
Edited at October 13, 2011 3:47 PM
October 13, 2011 3:47 PM - More4Less
Randi, you were referencing the NBA season delayed/shortened???
October 13, 2011 3:49 PM - More4Less
CGar, I won't volunteer that info to wife but I won't put effort to hide it either. if caught, I'll just man up and take the punishment
October 13, 2011 3:55 PM - More4Less
another state rep asking for the firing squats (vs lethal injection). this time in Florida:
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/2011/10/13/2011-10-13_fla_rep_brad_drake_calls_for_execution_by_firing_squad_dump_lethal_injection_for.html
Edited at October 13, 2011 3:55 PM
October 13, 2011 4:00 PM - dibs
m4l, that article is actually pretty funny. The "Waffle House!!!"
Edited at October 13, 2011 4:00 PM
October 13, 2011 4:02 PM - dibs
WOW...GOOG really blew the numbers away!!! Stock up $40
Edited at October 13, 2011 4:02 PM
October 13, 2011 4:06 PM - More4Less
DIBS, I don't even know why people are that surprised by Goog's earnings. they're good and competition is weak; real weak.
October 13, 2011 4:08 PM - dibs
What was your estimate for the 3Q, m4l???
Edited at October 13, 2011 4:08 PM
October 13, 2011 4:11 PM - Deleted
Police Commissioner Kelly stated that after Zuccotti park is cleaned up, OWS can return, but sans tents and sleeping bags. The pajama party is over.
Edited at October 13, 2011 4:11 PM
October 13, 2011 4:14 PM - dibs
It's really despicable how all sorts of protesters leave a fucking mess everywhere. I don't just mean the OWS crowd. I remember years ago a bunch of Hasids were on 1st or 2nd Ave protesting something. All of them had signs on sticks and then all of a sudden they loaded up on their buses, dropping all their signs all over the street. What a fucking mess it was.


Edited at October 13, 2011 4:14 PM
October 13, 2011 4:16 PM - Deleted
dave, is your arm tired?
Edited at October 13, 2011 4:16 PM
October 13, 2011 4:17 PM - dibs
No,dh does your face hurt???

It's killing me!!!!
October 13, 2011 4:18 PM - More4Less
DIBS, I was 10c too low on the EPS
Edited at October 13, 2011 4:18 PM
October 13, 2011 4:19 PM - denton
Kelly can only enforce that at the specific request of Brookfield Properties. Of course, quite possible they would like to move things along.
Edited at October 13, 2011 4:19 PM
October 13, 2011 4:20 PM - dibs
benson....story on CNN on OWS in a few minutes...they are saying "No" to Bloomberg. Does that mean they won't leave the park to let it get cleaned up???

I say round 'em up like cattle

At some point an adult has to come into the room
Edited at October 13, 2011 4:21 PM
October 13, 2011 4:21 PM - Deleted
from you that's a compliment!!
Edited at October 13, 2011 4:21 PM
October 13, 2011 4:24 PM - dibs
Brookfield apparently wants it cleaned up but says they can return after that.

Like I said, at some point an adult has to come into the room
October 13, 2011 4:30 PM - Biff Champion
There's going to be a Hollywood movie about Steve Jobs?

Double zzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

How about a double feature along with "The Life and Times of My Insurance Adjuster"?
October 13, 2011 4:32 PM - denton
MM, you got a lot of good advice from people with a lot of experience. It takes time to acquire that experience.

My advice would be different.

First, figure out your risk profile. When you see the market down 5% in a day, would you get high blood pressure?

Based on that, and your age, you determine how much you want to put into 'safe' investments, like US treasury bonds, and how much in more risky investments, like stocks. Then you allocate your assets accordingly (asset allocation very important).

Next, you have to realize that a lot of people get paid a lot of money to manage your money, and almost all of them do it rather poorly. For example, if the S&P 500 was up 8% for a year, you might think that your highly paid investment manager would get you 10%. IOW, if you pay someone to manage your money, like a mutual fund manager, you would think he would do better than the overall markets. WRONG! Very very few people have been successful at beating the markets over the long period.

So why pay someone to do it? Answer is, don't bother.

The answer is to put whatever money doesn't go into bonds into 'index funds'. The most popular index funds track the performance of the S&P500. There are index funds that also track overseas markets and just about every market you can think of.

Therefore, if you hear on the radio that the S&P500 is up 6% for the year, you can rest assured your portfolio will be as well.

Don't mess around buying individual stocks or, if you have some money, take a small percentage of that, like 5%, and consider it 'mad money' and see how you do.

Having said all this it's a very difficult environment right now for anyone.


Edited at October 13, 2011 4:32 PM
October 13, 2011 4:35 PM - Deleted
if there was a facebook movie - they can do a Steve Jobs movie
Edited at October 13, 2011 4:35 PM
October 13, 2011 4:38 PM - Biff Champion
Well at least there's an obvious candidate to play Steve in the 1970's
October 13, 2011 4:38 PM - Biff Champion
And
Edited at October 13, 2011 4:38 PM
October 13, 2011 4:39 PM - dibs
Denton's advice is good. That said, I would stay away from Treasury bonds here. You're not getting paid much to hold them (interest rates are very low). They are the bubble du jour. Rates will rise and as they do, the price of Treasuries falls.
Edited at October 13, 2011 4:39 PM
October 13, 2011 4:39 PM - Biff Champion
I'll try out for the Steve Wozniak part
October 13, 2011 4:41 PM - Bedstuymaven
Denton - good advise for MM
Edited at October 13, 2011 4:41 PM
October 13, 2011 4:43 PM - dibs
Who would play Wozniak???
Edited at October 13, 2011 4:43 PM
October 13, 2011 4:45 PM - Bedstuymaven
BREAKING VIDEO: Occupy Wall Street Protesters Arrested For Disturbing Foreclosure Auction at Downtown Brooklyn Court House

http://www.brownstoner.com/blog/2011/10/breaking-video-occupy-wall-street-protesters-arrested-for-disturbing-foreclosure-auction-at-downtown-brooklyn-court-house/?stream=true
Edited at October 13, 2011 4:45 PM
October 13, 2011 4:52 PM - Donatella
I was at Zucotti Park a little while ago after lunch with an old colleague. It certainly looks like the party is over. Nothing like a camping trip without tents in the rain. The mostly young people were very nice looking but looking a little scattered. Somebody asked me if I wanted to sign a petition to get the stay in the park extended. I smiled sweetly and said no. The only one that was annoying was a woman in a yellow parker with a sign that said Reagan sucked balls. The police seemed to be a good mood and enjoying themselves.
Edited at October 13, 2011 4:52 PM
October 13, 2011 4:54 PM - dibs
Instead of coalescing around one common cause and goal, they are becoming more disparate, unfocused and problematic.
Edited at October 13, 2011 4:54 PM
October 13, 2011 4:56 PM - Arkady
Governor Christie.
Edited at October 13, 2011 4:56 PM
October 13, 2011 4:57 PM - dibs
LOL, Arkady.
Edited at October 13, 2011 4:57 PM
October 13, 2011 4:58 PM - Bedstuymaven
LOL, Arkady. Ditto
Edited at October 13, 2011 4:58 PM
October 13, 2011 4:59 PM - denton
dibs says: That said, I would stay away from Treasury bonds here

I said: Having said all this it's a very difficult environment right now for anyone.

What I meant was: You're fucked.


October 13, 2011 5:03 PM - dibs
Actually Arkady, I take issue with that. You're mocking Christie's weight.

Imagine the uproar here by all you Dems if I said that Obama could play the lead role in "The Life of Urkel"
Edited at October 13, 2011 5:04 PM
October 13, 2011 5:05 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
Actually, Dave, that pic is adorable!
Edited at October 13, 2011 5:05 PM
October 13, 2011 5:10 PM - Biff Champion
A 17,826 Word Palindrome (or Palindromic Sentence)

http://norvig.com/pal17txt.html

October 13, 2011 5:10 PM - Biff Champion
^^^^^^^^^^^^
All I can say is

"WOW"
October 13, 2011 5:11 PM - MontroseMorris
Thanks, Denton.

Love your succinct analysis of the situation.

Don't worry, I'm not going to turn into the E-Trader baby. He's got more of a load in his diaper than I have a load of money. At this point, it's all fantasy football.
Edited at October 13, 2011 5:11 PM
October 13, 2011 5:11 PM - denton
"The only one that was annoying was a woman in a yellow parker with a sign that said Reagan sucked balls."

lol... they should have said Reagan was a Keynesian.
Edited at October 13, 2011 5:11 PM
October 13, 2011 5:12 PM - Biff Champion
Is MM trying to kick off Raunch Hour with all this talk about loads?
Edited at October 13, 2011 5:12 PM
October 13, 2011 5:12 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
Biff, all I can say is BOB. Or MOM or DAD. Or A MAN A PLAN A CANAL, PANAMA!
October 13, 2011 5:14 PM - DeadCatBounce
"BREAKING VIDEO: Occupy Wall Street Protesters Arrested For Disturbing Foreclosure Auction at Downtown Brooklyn Court House"

It's time to thin the herd
October 13, 2011 5:14 PM - Biff Champion
"Reagan was a Keynesian."

I prefer keen Asians to Keynesians.
Edited at October 13, 2011 5:14 PM
October 13, 2011 5:14 PM - Biff Champion
"It's time to thin the herd"

Oh deer.
Edited at October 13, 2011 5:14 PM
October 13, 2011 5:18 PM - Bedstuymaven
"It's time to thin the herd"

Bear in mind, they'll need a scapegoat
Edited at October 13, 2011 5:18 PM
October 13, 2011 5:19 PM - Biff Champion
Go hang a salami; I’m a lasagna hog!
October 13, 2011 5:20 PM - Donatella

Convenient tool to help cyclists reduce their chances of death on the way to transportation Nirvana:

http://fortgreene.patch.com/articles/boulevards-of-death-new-website-shows-crash-stats
Edited at October 13, 2011 5:20 PM
October 13, 2011 5:20 PM - Biff Champion
Nurse, I spy gypsies. Run!
October 13, 2011 5:20 PM - ij
I walked by after getting some Indian food and never noticed anything, and just yesterday I was wondering why people don't scan the crowds more like I do when I travel.
Edited at October 13, 2011 5:20 PM
October 13, 2011 5:20 PM - Biff Champion
Do geese see God?
October 13, 2011 5:22 PM - Biff Champion
A Toyota! Race fast… safe car: a Toyota
Edited at October 13, 2011 5:22 PM
October 13, 2011 5:23 PM - Biff Champion
T. Eliot nixes sex in toilet
Live not on evil
Rise to vote, sir!
Oozy rat in a sanitary zoo
Never odd or even
Doc note: I dissent. A fast never prevents a fatness. I diet on cod.

Edited at October 13, 2011 5:23 PM
October 13, 2011 5:27 PM - Donatella
Just stopped in - have no idea of what you are talking about.....
Edited at October 13, 2011 5:27 PM
October 13, 2011 5:27 PM - DeadCatBounce
Can somebody please go save Bif? He's a little lost.
Edited at October 13, 2011 5:27 PM
October 13, 2011 5:30 PM - ij
"Able was I ere I saw Elba." - Napoleon
Edited at October 13, 2011 5:30 PM
October 13, 2011 5:32 PM - Bedstuymaven
We Moose stop this lame punfest
Edited at October 13, 2011 5:32 PM
October 13, 2011 5:35 PM - dibs
Rob a lonliness? Senile, no labor.
Edited at October 13, 2011 5:35 PM
October 13, 2011 5:35 PM - More4Less
where is Rob when you need him to step in and call all these punsters retards???
Edited at October 13, 2011 5:35 PM
October 13, 2011 5:35 PM - Biff Champion
They're palindromes, DCB, Dona, et.al...

It's a palindromefest!
October 13, 2011 5:36 PM - MontroseMorris
BSM, you should duck for cover on that one.
Edited at October 13, 2011 5:36 PM
October 13, 2011 5:37 PM - Biff Champion
If you can't tell a pun from a palindrome, I think you may have the problem!
October 13, 2011 5:39 PM - DeadCatBounce
Bif on no fib
Edited at October 13, 2011 5:39 PM
October 13, 2011 5:39 PM - dibs
I think the general level of PLUSA patience and attention span doesn't work well with palindromes.

I'm getting tired of them myself and I consider myself well above the rest of you.
Edited at October 13, 2011 5:39 PM
October 13, 2011 5:40 PM - dibs
Nice try, DCB but Biff is spelled with two "f"s
Edited at October 13, 2011 5:40 PM
October 13, 2011 5:43 PM - DeadCatBounce
Yo banana boy
Edited at October 13, 2011 5:43 PM
October 13, 2011 5:43 PM - Bedstuymaven
BSM, you should duck for cover on that one.

At least I was not trying to RAM a pun fest down everyone's throat.
October 13, 2011 5:46 PM - Biff Champion
Tulsa nightlife: Filth, gin, a slut.

October 13, 2011 5:46 PM - Biff Champion
Eli! Vera's tits are vile!!
Edited at October 13, 2011 5:46 PM
October 13, 2011 5:46 PM - Biff Champion
Raunch Hour meets palindromes!

"Dualisms?" I nod, "Eh, still, it's hedonisms I laud."
Edited at October 13, 2011 5:46 PM
October 13, 2011 5:47 PM - Biff Champion
As I pee, sir, I see Pisa!
Edited at October 13, 2011 5:47 PM
October 13, 2011 5:48 PM - Biff Champion
A tart's bust: is it substrata?
Flat penis is inept, Alf.
Naw, I’m a drowsy man—I gave not one vagina my sword (am I wan!)
Edited at October 13, 2011 5:48 PM
October 13, 2011 5:48 PM - Bedstuymaven
I am too sheep-ish for raunch hour
Edited at October 13, 2011 5:48 PM
October 13, 2011 5:48 PM - More4Less
OMG, something far worst than puns. can I get a vacine for this at the same spot I get the flu shot?
Edited at October 13, 2011 5:48 PM
October 13, 2011 5:48 PM - Biff Champion
Egad! No bondage?
Edited at October 13, 2011 5:48 PM
October 13, 2011 5:50 PM - Biff Champion
He snubs Bob's buns, eh?
My gym taxes sex at my gym.
Edited at October 13, 2011 5:49 PM
October 13, 2011 5:50 PM - More4Less
don't bait me to delete posts here
October 13, 2011 5:50 PM - Biff Champion
"Did I do nine men in Deb's bed?" "Nine men," I nod "I did."
Edited at October 13, 2011 5:50 PM
October 13, 2011 5:51 PM - More4Less
can't take this anymore. nite all
October 13, 2011 5:52 PM - Arkady
I didn't see that as a true palindrome - just a list of words.
Edited at October 13, 2011 5:52 PM
October 13, 2011 5:52 PM - dibs
Egad, no bondage?
Edited at October 13, 2011 5:52 PM
October 13, 2011 5:52 PM - Biff Champion
Arkady, which one?
Edited at October 13, 2011 5:52 PM
October 13, 2011 5:53 PM - Arkady
The long one.
Edited at October 13, 2011 5:53 PM
October 13, 2011 5:53 PM - dibs
Lager sir, is regal.
Edited at October 13, 2011 5:53 PM
October 13, 2011 5:54 PM - CGar
"Tulsa nightlife: Filth, gin, a slut."

Biff, the way I heard it is "a slut nixes sex in Tulsa".
Edited at October 13, 2011 5:54 PM
October 13, 2011 5:54 PM - Biff Champion
Wouldn't be the first time I claimed I had a long one and then disappointed.
Edited at October 13, 2011 5:54 PM
October 13, 2011 5:54 PM - CGar
And E.T. saw waste DNA.
October 13, 2011 5:55 PM - Biff Champion
Draw desk-cocks, Edward.
Edited at October 13, 2011 5:55 PM
October 13, 2011 5:55 PM - Biff Champion
A sign: I bored nine men in derobing Isa.
Edited at October 13, 2011 5:55 PM
October 13, 2011 5:56 PM - CGar
Cigar? Toss it in a can, it is so tragic.
October 13, 2011 5:57 PM - Biff Champion
Deb, and Edna sinned.
Edited at October 13, 2011 5:57 PM
October 13, 2011 5:57 PM - Bedstuymaven
A Santa at NASA
October 13, 2011 5:58 PM - ij
Posting stuff you Google isn't really that impressive. When we have punfests, don't we all just use our brains?
Edited at October 13, 2011 5:58 PM
October 13, 2011 5:58 PM - Biff Champion
For the cat lovers:

But a nose is super, as are pussies on a tub
Edited at October 13, 2011 5:58 PM
October 13, 2011 5:59 PM - Biff Champion
Just for that...

"Wet snot," sobs Tim, " - it's Boston stew!"
Edited at October 13, 2011 5:59 PM
October 13, 2011 6:00 PM - Biff Champion
Wait, you mean I'm the only one making these up on the spot????

;-)
Edited at October 13, 2011 6:00 PM
October 13, 2011 6:07 PM - dibs
Protester on TV with a sign that reads "Ronald Reagan Sucked Balls"

Really??? Is that the best she can do??? Jackass
Edited at October 13, 2011 6:07 PM
October 13, 2011 6:57 PM - wendybear1
Hi PLUSAs!

It's been a long while since I've posted, but I read daily to keep up with you guys! Other than missing Scott and having a days long migraine, things are good.


Edited at October 13, 2011 6:57 PM
October 13, 2011 7:08 PM - rf
Hi Wendy! Sorry about the headache and of course missing Scott. How can you teach with a migraine? I would definitely be a candidate for the madhouse. With one kid I could just lie on the floor between the kitchen and the bathroom and make sure she didn't drown or burn down the house.
October 13, 2011 7:19 PM - wendybear1
I don't know how I managed to survive. I'm still shaky and can't concentrate from it. I came home and just vegged on the sofa while John basically took care of himself. Not the greatest, but it couldn't be helped. It started Saturday night and finally went away last night.
October 13, 2011 7:28 PM - rf
I know that feeling, great relief that the pain is gone but not exactly completely connected. Just make sure not to get dehydrated! At least John is old enough to manage. Hope it's just a bad memory by tomorrow!
October 13, 2011 7:37 PM - Bedstuymaven
Hi Ladies,

Wendy, hope you feel better soon.
RF - how are your parents?
Edited at October 13, 2011 7:37 PM
October 13, 2011 7:45 PM - wendybear1
Thanks, BSM!
Edited at October 13, 2011 7:45 PM
October 13, 2011 7:49 PM - rf
Thanks for asking, BSM. Same old, same old. My stepmother is losing marbles at an alarming rate, but she's 90 and it's just one of those things. When the doctor asked her what the date was, to assess her cognitive abilities, she was smart enough to try to find it in the newspaper she was carrying!
October 13, 2011 8:04 PM - Bedstuymaven
she was smart enough to try to find it in the newspaper she was carrying!. I am thinking that is a good sign. She is aware of what is happening and knows how to compensate. Are you able to get home health care or a visiting nurse for them.
Edited at October 13, 2011 8:04 PM
October 13, 2011 8:07 PM - cobblehiller
rf, Is she on Aricept and Namenda together? I know of a doctor that thinks this might preserve what memory one has - won't make it better, just keep it from getting worse. Worth asking about?
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October 13, 2011 8:14 PM - rf
She was on both for several years. They had to discontinue Aricept because it gave her the runs.
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October 13, 2011 8:15 PM - cobblehiller
Oh dear, sorry to hear it.
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October 13, 2011 9:11 PM - sixyearsandcounting
Lots of Hasids outside chanting and clapping for Sukkot.
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October 13, 2011 9:42 PM - Donatella
I think Aricept can be effective in the early years, but only for a certain window.
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October 13, 2011 9:45 PM - Donatella
Dibs, I was down at Zuccoti park after a biz lunch downtown -- I saw that woman holding the Reagan sucks balls sign. She was holding it up like a 4 year old and for a very long time. On the other side of the sign was I <3 cops who smoke pot.
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October 13, 2011 9:48 PM - More4Less
I think folks live longer here in NYC than moving to retirement states
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October 13, 2011 9:50 PM - Not_Logged_In
Randolph: " all sides were girding for a Friday showdown. The police said they were ready to step in if the company asked for help in removing protesters or enforcing the new rules, while protesters planned to form a human chain around the park and, using Facebook and Twitter, called on sympathizers to join them."

ok now even i think this is a joke. on who(m?) i am not sure.
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October 13, 2011 10:11 PM - wendybear1
The park needs to be cleaned. It doesn't have to be empty to be cleaned, however. Geez.
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October 13, 2011 10:15 PM - Deleted
I also have the newspaper delivered to my mother-in-law's house every day, as she uses it to remember the date and day. She circles them on the newspaper every day to remind herself.

For my good deed of the day, I just drove her home attendant to her place on Nostrand and Beverly, after her shift ended. In doing so, I passed through 6 year and cobble's area.

I also had the hot water heater replaced in my mother-in-law's place, as a pre-emptive action.

These were my 2 good deeds of the day.
Edited at October 13, 2011 10:15 PM