Thursday Open Thread
November 3, 2011 6:49 AM - BoerumHillScott

369 comments
November 3, 2011 8:05 AM - lechacal
Today is going to be a colossal shitshow of a day.
Edited at November 3, 2011 8:05 AM
#1
November 3, 2011 8:08 AM - dibs
Why?


Edited at November 3, 2011 8:08 AM
#2
November 3, 2011 8:25 AM - sixyearsandcounting
LOL at this craigslist ad:

http://newyork.craigslist.org/mnh/rnr/2671887094.html
When are these LIBERAL putzes in the pickle business going to wise up and realize average AMERICANS need tighter jar lids!!!!???? It's sickening! I am a mother of three and pickle enthusiast (not an expert, please don't email me pickle questions), and my kids need fresh pickles. I'm not jeopardizing my home with bad pickles thanks to a loose lid, buster! They make namby-pamby loose lids so that the foreigners who didn't grow up with a proper, tightly sealed, AMERICAN-MADE pickle jar can get it open. Here's an idea, buddy, put down the pickle jar and pick up a JOB APPLICATION FOR A LOCAL SMALL BUSINESS and also LEARN ENGLISH as a COMMON courtesy if GEORGE WASHINGTON did it you can too THANK YOU GOD BLESS AND KEEP YOU.

#3
November 3, 2011 8:26 AM - dibs
six, how long were you cruising craigslist personals such that you found THAT???????
#4
November 3, 2011 8:29 AM - sixyearsandcounting
Haha DIBS, a friend posted it on Facebook. And it's in rants & raves, not personals. You think I'm that desperate!?!?
#5
November 3, 2011 8:31 AM - dibs
It's in manhattan>personals>rants & raves

That's personals!!!!!

[cruising men seeking men and silverdaddies]
Edited at November 3, 2011 8:33 AM
#6
November 3, 2011 8:46 AM - dibs
Some Philadelphia OWS jackass was interviewed last night and asked how long they planned to stay. The response was "Until we get all the problems fixed."
#7
November 3, 2011 8:53 AM - BoerumHillScott
The OWS assholes in Oakland seem really interested in fixing problems.
#8
November 3, 2011 8:56 AM - dibs
Yeah, shutting down the Oakland ports is really good for jobs for the 99%. National Guard should have been called out for that. Ridiculous.
#9
November 3, 2011 9:20 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
GM
#10
November 3, 2011 9:20 AM - Deleted
Scott;

I am really enjoying the photos you post with each new thread.
Edited at November 3, 2011 9:20 AM
#11
November 3, 2011 9:21 AM - dibs
benson, I would have thought you'd prefer photos of new high rise condos :)
#12
November 3, 2011 9:26 AM - Deleted
DIBS;

I like to look at historical photos. I like to live in new construction.
#13
November 3, 2011 9:28 AM - BoerumHillScott
Thanks.
Benson and I have similar views when it comes to looking at old stuff and living in new buildings.
Edited at November 3, 2011 9:27 AM
#14
November 3, 2011 9:38 AM - More4Less
I think Benson would love to buy a historical shell and put in modern guts - ie best of both worlds (especially if it came with a garage)
#15
November 3, 2011 9:39 AM - More4Less
Scott, the thread pic is looking from Brooklyn toward Manhattan right?
#16
November 3, 2011 9:43 AM - BoerumHillScott
I think the picture was taken from the end of Main Street in Brooklyn, looking toward Manhattan.
I was not the original photographer.
#17
November 3, 2011 9:47 AM - More4Less
Scott, I asked cause I grew up on the Manhattan side of the bridge and there is currently NOTHING remotely resembling the houses, streetscape, etc from that pic
#18
November 3, 2011 9:48 AM - Deleted
I think the Manhattan Bridge is under-appreciated aesthetically. What I like about the Manhattan bridge is that the proportions work much better than the Brooklyn Bridge (gasp!! heresy!!). In particular, the towers are slim and their height is in good proportion to the overall structure. By comparison, I find the towers on the Brooklyn Bridge to be fat and squat.

I also think that the Queensboro bridge (or whatever they're calling it these days) is arguably the most beautiful of the East River bridges. The combination of the stone base and lattice-like steel superstructure is beautiful. One thing I give Woody Allen is that he captured the beauty of this bridge in one of the iconic shots from his film "Annie Hall"
#19
November 3, 2011 9:56 AM - BoerumHillScott
Looking at Google Earth street view, I think the building on the left with the arched windows is still there.
The stuff on the right got replaced with One Main Street, and the stuff by the river get replaced with docks and later the park.
#20
November 3, 2011 10:03 AM - Deleted
*Correction*

I meant Woody Allen's film "Manhattan", and this is the shot.
#21
November 3, 2011 10:05 AM - dibs
OWS Anthem - I Don't Wanna Work.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlMVazw_vUE
#22
November 3, 2011 10:08 AM - Donatella

MF Global is a disaster. It will probably be a few days before all the auditors can piece together everything that happened in the couple of days around the time of their sale. If they found that funds were moved from customer accounts into the firms proprietary trading accounts, there will be security and commodity fraud charges. Corzine will then follow the example of many NJ pols and go to jail.

Dibs you had commented on account holders not being able to liquidate. After all of this came to light and they declared bankrupcy, the exchanges turned off the electronic trading connections of MF Global's customers. So account holders (150,00 accounts in total, 50,000 commodity accounts) had to figure out some "old-fashioned" non-electronic way to execute their trades to liquidate. They either had to use a connection from another broker OR find somebody on the floor to find a connection for them and liquidate that way.
#23
November 3, 2011 10:09 AM - More4Less
it's comical that banks are not reduced earning guidance, pinning firings on, etc due to the greek bond losses - ie shouldn't they have reserved for most of that crap already???
#24
November 3, 2011 10:10 AM - Deleted
New York Post has a front page editorial urging Mayor Bloomberg to finally grow a pair and do something about the situation in Zuccotti Park. Apparently the local residents and businesses have had enough. You know their frustration level is boiling when such liberal stalwarts as Shelly Silver and Jerry Nadler (both of whom represent the area) are calling for its shutdown (again, due to their compliants).
Edited at November 3, 2011 10:10 AM
#25
November 3, 2011 10:10 AM - dibs
Also, once there's a lawsuit filed, customer accounts will be frozen for years.
#26
November 3, 2011 10:11 AM - dibs
MF Global Has Customer Shortfall of $633 MM, CFTC Says
#27
November 3, 2011 10:12 AM - dibs
So is JEF a BUY or a SELL????
#28
November 3, 2011 10:13 AM - More4Less
DIBS, 633MM short???? didn't you say they found all the money already???
#29
November 3, 2011 10:16 AM - dibs
Someone in CT won Powerball
Edited at November 3, 2011 10:16 AM
#30
November 3, 2011 10:17 AM - bxgrl
Benson- finally- someone else who loves those 2 bridges! You're right- they are unappreciated. I've loved them since I was a kid. Not that I don't love the Brooklyn Bridge, but those 2 bridges soar.
Edited at November 3, 2011 10:17 AM
#31
November 3, 2011 10:17 AM - More4Less
can we get some perp walk on this MF mess????
Edited at November 3, 2011 10:17 AM
#32
November 3, 2011 10:21 AM - dibs
m4l, as of now, fines can be levied but not criminal charges.
#33
November 3, 2011 10:22 AM - Slopefarm
benson -- no argument from me on the other bridges. I think the sentiment on Brooklyn Bridge is 1. it was first; and 2. It is stone. The stone, particularly with arches, the gives it a kind of connection to much older stone bridges and other structures of Europe. Feels more timeless than steel, even if the design itself is more boxy.

I like driving or taking the train over Manhattan Brodge from Manhattan because you get a view of the skyline with the Brooklyn Bridge in it. Great at sunset.
#34
November 3, 2011 10:23 AM - Deleted
Jon Corzine is finished, that's for sure. Flamed out in politics, and now this MF fiasco.
#35
November 3, 2011 10:29 AM - BoerumHillScott
4 meetings before 11, all involving people in India.
I think that is an entirely valid reason to protest financial companies.
#36
November 3, 2011 10:32 AM - dibs
Could be worse, BHS, they could be in the Philippines...,more whining, indecision and bullshit. At least the Indians are no bullshit and straightforward.
#37
November 3, 2011 10:35 AM - BoerumHillScott
I don't care much for the Queensboro bridge.
I guess I see it as a more run down version on the cantilevered bridges over the Mississippi river I grew up with.

I do love the Manhattan bridge for both it's aesthetic qualities and it's ability to move lots of people.
I read somewhere that more people move over the Manhattan Bridge every day than any other bridge in the world.
Edited at November 3, 2011 10:35 AM
#38
November 3, 2011 10:38 AM - More4Less
I think I'm ~55:45 split usage wise btwn Man vs BK bridge. Driving-wise, do like Man bridge a lot more than BK bridge
#39
November 3, 2011 10:44 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
I'm with Slopey, it's great to take the Q/B over the Manhattan Bridge evenings to enjoy the view south of B. Bridge and sunset. A nice side effect of switching from F to Q/B.
#40
November 3, 2011 10:44 AM - Deleted
One of the great drives of the world (imo) that I undertake at least once a year: start at the end of Canal Street (by West St). and go east along Canal Street. Go over the Manhattan Bridge (upper deck) and take Flatbush Ave all the way. Go over the Gil Hodges Bridge, and drive around the Rockaways.

You start out in the heart of the city. You drive over one of the great bridges of the world. You see the assortment of neighborhood types and peoples in Brooklyn. In the last 3 miles along Flatbush Ave you feel like you are driving along a country road. You end up at the ocean.

All in one city.
#41
November 3, 2011 10:44 AM - More4Less
back on parking at a lot, most of my buddies say they tip the attendent everytime they take the car out even if they take it out daily. freak, this tip was not accounted for sufficiently hence I currently have shortfall. anyone willing to buy some M4L bonds to fund my shortfall???
#42
November 3, 2011 10:45 AM - dibs
Canal St has to be the worst traffic in all 5 boroughs.
Edited at November 3, 2011 10:45 AM
#43
November 3, 2011 10:46 AM - DeLepp
Granted it links us to the rock but no love for the verrazano? Elegant simplicity of that era which also brought us the seagrams and lever house bldgs.
#44
November 3, 2011 10:49 AM - Deleted
DeLepp;
We were talking about the East River bridges. If I expanded it to all the bridges, the Verrazano is #1 in my book, for the reasons you stated.
#45
November 3, 2011 10:50 AM - More4Less
GW bridge is pretty nice too. do agree Verrazano is the best of the bunch
#46
November 3, 2011 10:50 AM - Slopefarm
I love it, benson, all with no turns! Along the way, you pass through both China(town) and Trinidad. Get some dumplings in Manhattan, some roti partway through Brooklyn (and with traffic, it may be your next mealtime after the dumplings) and take them to the beach at Ft. Tilden for a picnic. But I would hardly call the 6-lane divided boulevard by Floyd Bennett Field a country road. I'll have to try the drive some day, though. An excellent suggestion.
Edited at November 3, 2011 10:50 AM
#47
November 3, 2011 10:54 AM - DeLepp
whoops, I like the mahattan bridge so that I can catch a glimpse of the verrazano while straphanging.
Edited at November 3, 2011 10:53 AM
#48
November 3, 2011 10:55 AM - bxgrl
59th St. Bridge is another love. Agree on the Verrazano- had a friend who got an apartment with a view of the Verrazano. It was spectacular up close.
#49
November 3, 2011 10:57 AM - More4Less
billyburg bridge stinks due to skinny lanes and shitty outlets on either side of the bridge. DIBS, delancey blocks off the bridge is terrible too - think worst than Canal
#50
November 3, 2011 11:00 AM - dibs
I take Williamsburg home from anywhere in Manhattan...never had a traffic problem and it dumps you directly onto broadway and a right onto Stuyvesant...very direct.
#51
November 3, 2011 11:03 AM - Deleted
I remember the Verrazano being built when I was a kid, and I always remember my parents talking about what happened to two sons of their friend from Red Hook. They were both ironworkers and they worked in the same unit during the construction of the bridge. A few days before the bridge was set to open, they were standing on the top of one of the towers. One of the brothers lost his footing and fell. The other brother was able to get a hold of one of his hands. He could only hold on for about 1/2 minute, and then his brother fell to his death.

As my father put it: "Imagine having to live with that nightmare the rest of your life".
#52
November 3, 2011 11:03 AM - More4Less
DIBS, peak traffic heading into Manhattan is shit on Delancey. Heading home into BK, never has problems with Canal St (ie the crap is the opposite traffic heading into Holland)
#53
November 3, 2011 11:05 AM - dibs
I've never driven into manhattan from brooklyn.
#54
November 3, 2011 11:06 AM - Deleted
Slopey;

OK, "country road" may not be the appropriate word, but the surroundings certainly evoke the countryside.
Edited at November 3, 2011 11:06 AM
#55
November 3, 2011 11:09 AM - dibs
"the surroundings certainly evoke the countryside."

Are we still talking about Canal Street???????????????????
Edited at November 3, 2011 11:09 AM
#56
November 3, 2011 11:11 AM - Deleted
DIBS;

Flatbush Ave, in the vicinity of Gateway park, you moron!!!
Edited at November 3, 2011 11:11 AM
#57
November 3, 2011 11:15 AM - dibs
OK...yes, I'm inclined to think thoughts of the countryside when I hear Flatbush Ave.

You need to get out of brooklyn a little bit more!!!!
#58
November 3, 2011 11:19 AM - Slopefarm
Horrible, benson. Nothing he could do and no way to get rid of the guilt.
#59
November 3, 2011 11:20 AM - More4Less
DIBS, that's some prime retail frontage there on Canal.
#60
November 3, 2011 11:20 AM - bxgrl
Horrible, benson.Terrible for the brother- I wonder how he did after that? Do you know?
#61
November 3, 2011 11:21 AM - dibs
Yeah, m4l, selling nothing but crap, like every other corner on Canal!!!!!!!!!!!!
Edited at November 3, 2011 11:21 AM
#62
November 3, 2011 11:22 AM - bxgrl
I loved going to the old Plastics places on Canal. I think they're all gone now.
#63
November 3, 2011 11:24 AM - More4Less
nah, it's only crap stuff west of mulberry st.
#64
November 3, 2011 11:25 AM - Deleted
Bxgrl;

I don't know what became of him, though my parents probably know.
#65
November 3, 2011 11:30 AM - More4Less
is Lech running marathon this Sun?
#66
November 3, 2011 11:31 AM - dibs
"is Lech running marathon this Sun?"

Let's drop the subject. I'm not in the mood to hear more about his bleeding nipples.
#67
November 3, 2011 11:33 AM - rf
I take the Williamsburg Bridge a lot since I live in Bed-Stuy. From Manhattan, I take the outer roadway, stay in the right lane to Roebling St., turn left on Lee Ave. through commercial Satmar land, and Lee becomes Nostrand Ave. I know several short cuts to get on and off. From Friday night to Saturday night this is extremely fast since it's Shabbos in Satmarland and there are no cars in motion on Lee Ave. I have alternative routes for school bus time on Lee Ave. which can be a nightmare.

Toward Manhattan, I usually take the outer lanes, make the first right on Clinton, make the first right you can (don't know the name of the street), left on Attorney, to Houston, quick way to get to the FDR. To Chinatown is a little more complicated.
#68
November 3, 2011 11:38 AM - Deleted
DIBS;

Here is a photo of the Jamaica Bay area/Gateway National Recreation Area.

You need to get around Brooklyn more ;-)
Edited at November 3, 2011 11:38 AM
#69
November 3, 2011 11:42 AM - Slopefarm
"From Friday night to Saturday night this is extremely fast since it's Shabbos in Satmarland"

During our reno days, we bought goods from a number of suppliers in the 14th Ave/65th St area. 13th Ave very fast early Saturday mornings, for the same reason.
#70
November 3, 2011 11:46 AM - More4Less
DIBS, I don't want to hear puns but that gets dumped onto me nevertheless so if Lech chimes in with bleeding nipples, red buttucks etc, just deal with it
Edited at November 3, 2011 11:46 AM
#71
November 3, 2011 11:49 AM - Donatella

I went to the opening of the Verazzano Bridge in Nov, 1964 with my parents and brothers and sisters. I remember it being blustery and cold and remember clearly the sight of the cutting of the ribbon.

After that, the Southern tip of Staten Island went through a massive growth spurt. Much of it is really butt ugly. Thank God Staten Islanders had the foresight to maintain a greenbelt in the middle of the Island, which is beautiful and has saved the Island from becoming a mass of concrete.

The Northern tip of Staten Island has more beautiful housing stock, many lovely colonial houses built in the 1920s-1950s. There is also a historical district in Stapleton on a bluff overlooking the harbor, filled with massive Victorian homes. I have to say I took the bait with the brownstone but I would never buy one of those things....the maintenance is staggering. But they are beautiful though.

CGar, notice the paragraph structure.
#72
November 3, 2011 11:50 AM - Slopefarm
"CGar, notice the paragraph structure."

???

#73
November 3, 2011 11:53 AM - dibs
Bed Stuy House Porn.....

http://www.brownstoner.com/blog/2011/11/the-insider-all-the-details-in-bed-stuy/#more-73439
#74
November 3, 2011 11:57 AM - Donatella
I have a long history of watching the marathon. I have three distinct reactions to the affair, depending on the time.

1. First tranche of runners - Self flaggelation "Oh my God, why don't I do something like this? Why don't I become more consistent with working out? I am morally inferior to these people. Ok, tomorrow....tomorrow I'll start. Yeah, that's right. Tomorrow."

2. Middle tranche of runners - Enjoyment and cheerleading "GO, GO Irene from Kansas. GO. YOU CAN DO IT. GO. Peter's DAD, YEAH MAN. YEAH GUIDO from Italy, VAYA PEDRO DE COLOMBIA!!!"

3. Final tranche of runners/stragglers. This is where I barely conceal my sniggering contempt. "whispering to self. "masochists. Look at that one. give it up, man. Where's the ambulance."

It'll probably be that way this year too.
#75
November 3, 2011 11:59 AM - Donatella

Slopey, CGar gives me a hard time about writing long posts.
Edited at November 3, 2011 11:59 AM
#76
November 3, 2011 12:01 PM - Donatella


GREECE SCRAPS PLAN FOR REFERENDUM. all right then.
Edited at November 3, 2011 12:01 PM
#77
November 3, 2011 12:20 PM - Biff Champion
The European Bailout Explained

http://www.xtranormal.com/watch/12611732/the-european-bailout-explained
Edited at November 3, 2011 12:19 PM
#78
November 3, 2011 12:30 PM - BoerumHillScott
That was great Biff. Thanks.
#79
November 3, 2011 12:34 PM - dibs
Can you post a video explaining why they don't bathe or use deodorant????


Europeans that is, not my guests from last weekend!!!
Edited at November 3, 2011 12:40 PM
#80
November 3, 2011 12:36 PM - DeLepp
biff, that was a scream. I especially like the "silences".
Edited at November 3, 2011 12:36 PM
#81
November 3, 2011 12:37 PM - bxgrl
Wish these damn videos would use closed captioning because I can't hear a word they said.
Edited at November 3, 2011 12:37 PM
#82
November 3, 2011 12:48 PM - More4Less
maybe japan should just use their pricey currency and buy up a few EU countries
#83
November 3, 2011 12:48 PM - More4Less
bxgrl, you couldn't read their lips???
Edited at November 3, 2011 12:48 PM
#84
November 3, 2011 12:49 PM - dibs
Japan owns 20% of all EFSF bonds.
#85
November 3, 2011 12:51 PM - More4Less
this EU Bailout plan is basically a Blimpie "Gladly pay you back on Tuesday but give me the burger now" plan.
#86
November 3, 2011 12:52 PM - dibs
m4l, that's Wimpy, not Blimpy
#87
November 3, 2011 12:53 PM - Biff Champion
I love the quote marks they make when saying "a credit event" and how the guy copies the woman's gestures after saying, "credit enhancements".

And
"do you mean bribes?"
"no, not bribes, did I say bribes?"
"Twice now"
#88
November 3, 2011 12:53 PM - Donatella

Great video biff.
#89
November 3, 2011 12:59 PM - petebklyn
when you say Japan owns 20% of the bonds..... Does that mean Japanese government? japanese banks? private investors who are japanese?
#90
November 3, 2011 12:59 PM - Deleted
Despite having seen it 100's of times now, I always think that Biff's avatar is the Michelin Tire Man
#91
November 3, 2011 1:00 PM - dibs
The japanese government and the japanese people own about 95% of all Japanese government bonds.
Edited at November 3, 2011 1:00 PM
#92
November 3, 2011 1:02 PM - dibs
Most of italy's debt is owned by italians too, unlike Greece. it does make a difference.
Edited at November 3, 2011 1:02 PM
#93
November 3, 2011 1:08 PM - lechacal
The Greek Prime Minister was just seen in Athens in his bathrobe tearing down lost dog posters.
#94
November 3, 2011 1:08 PM - bxgrl
Hahaha M4L. Ca you read mine right now? :)
Edited at November 3, 2011 1:08 PM
#95
November 3, 2011 1:12 PM - lechacal
HILARIOUS NAME ALERT

Washington (CNN) -- Federal airport screeners still find four to five guns at checkpoints on a typical day, the Transportation Security Administration's chief told a Senate hearing Wednesday.

"Yesterday we found six, including one at ... Bradley (airport in Connecticut) -- a loaded gun with seven rounds in it, in a checked bag that (a passenger) was trying to get through," Administrator John Pistole said.
#96
November 3, 2011 1:16 PM - Slopefarm
Jackal, does it say whether Pistole was questioned by the whip?
#97
November 3, 2011 1:18 PM - dibs
Uzi think he is anyway????
#98
November 3, 2011 1:19 PM - petebklyn
your puns are of low caliber.
#99
November 3, 2011 1:20 PM - dibs
Aim higher, pete
Edited at November 3, 2011 1:20 PM
November 3, 2011 1:20 PM - Biff Champion
Uh oh, Lech just triggered a gun punfest, aka a gunfest
November 3, 2011 1:20 PM - Slopefarm
I think he was loaded during the hearing. Lots of coverage of his tesimony in the magazines.
Edited at November 3, 2011 1:20 PM
November 3, 2011 1:21 PM - More4Less
Lech, you running marathon this Sun?
November 3, 2011 1:21 PM - Biff Champion
I never saw that article, although I rifled through CNN earlier.
Edited at November 3, 2011 1:21 PM
November 3, 2011 1:21 PM - Slopefarm
Punfest at the OT corrale.
November 3, 2011 1:22 PM - Slopefarm
I saw a news bulletin about it, biff. Senate GOP was gunning for him.
Edited at November 3, 2011 1:22 PM
November 3, 2011 1:23 PM - Biff Champion
Anyone else want to give this a shot?
November 3, 2011 1:24 PM - Biff Champion
"Senate GOP was gunning for him."

Do they have enough ammo?
Edited at November 3, 2011 1:24 PM
November 3, 2011 1:25 PM - Slopefarm
We'll all end up sniping at each other, biff, or at least get a bit frisky.
November 3, 2011 1:27 PM - lechacal
"Lech, you running marathon this Sun?"

I don't know, M4L, I just don't fucking know. I can kind of feel the shin splints, and that's just when I'm walking around. What are they going to feel like after pounding pavement for 4 hours nonstop? On the other hand it's kind of a pussy move to not at least try. But then again no one wants to be the guy who's standing there on 4th Avenue in Brooklyn taking off his race number cause he has a boo boo. Fucking shitting fuckity fuck fuck.
November 3, 2011 1:29 PM - bxgrl
Can someone post a bullet point list of the important issues?
November 3, 2011 1:30 PM - More4Less
Lech, I say don't run. there's always next yr - as long as you don't fuck it up again via squeezing in too many half/full marathons right before the big event
November 3, 2011 1:30 PM - dibs
I'm off to Target for a sale.
November 3, 2011 1:31 PM - More4Less
Lech, looking after 3 kids is a lot already. Doubt wifey wants to add you to the mix
Edited at November 3, 2011 1:31 PM
November 3, 2011 1:34 PM - More4Less
Sim's and Filene's Basement filed for bankruptcy. liquidation sale now thru think Jan (read this yesterday)
November 3, 2011 1:34 PM - lechacal
M4L I am already eyeing the Rock n' Roll marathon in Tempe Arizona in January. A different live band every mile.
November 3, 2011 1:34 PM - dibs
m4l, join in the punfest. China invented gunpowder.
November 3, 2011 1:37 PM - Biff Champion
Without the Beatles, there would be no gunpowder.
November 3, 2011 1:38 PM - CGar
"You need to get around Brooklyn more"

No one gets around more than dave.
Edited at November 3, 2011 1:38 PM
November 3, 2011 1:39 PM - CGar
m4l, take a powder before you explode and go off on someone.
November 3, 2011 1:39 PM - Slopefarm
Happiness is a warm gun.
Edited at November 3, 2011 1:39 PM
November 3, 2011 1:41 PM - dibs
CGar, you seem to have a stick up your ass
Edited at November 3, 2011 1:41 PM
November 3, 2011 1:42 PM - petebklyn
I say rest until marathon day. shin splints should subside. Always hurts more after running then during. and of course medicate. advil or whatever.
Edited at November 3, 2011 1:42 PM
November 3, 2011 1:43 PM - CGar
Nothing more pun than someone rifling through my pants.
November 3, 2011 1:43 PM - petebklyn
heard you have a bullseye tattoo on yours.
November 3, 2011 1:44 PM - dibs
it's a moving target, pete
November 3, 2011 1:44 PM - petebklyn
you're a barrel of laughs.
November 3, 2011 1:44 PM - CGar
dave loves swallowing the barrel and taking a shot.
November 3, 2011 1:45 PM - CGar
Hey, Pistol Pete, have a great trip to Arizona!
November 3, 2011 1:45 PM - More4Less
Apple to release software update to fix IOS 5.0 battery life issues. hope this isn't a pattern like Microsoft is with their "patches"
November 3, 2011 1:46 PM - dibs
I like a pump action
Edited at November 3, 2011 1:46 PM
November 3, 2011 1:46 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
PAGING DELEPP!

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/11/01/greathomesanddestinations/20111106WYG.html?ref=realestate#10
November 3, 2011 1:47 PM - petebklyn
ever tried a double barrel, dibs?
November 3, 2011 1:48 PM - Deleted
I'm contemplating jumping off the Manhattan Bridge if this punfest continues!
Edited at November 3, 2011 1:48 PM
November 3, 2011 1:48 PM - CGar
Biff, nice rack on that woman in the video. She's Snappy's type.
November 3, 2011 1:51 PM - Biff Champion
I think that home needs a third fridge.
November 3, 2011 1:52 PM - More4Less
Benson, Puns are what drives me occasionally onto there>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
November 3, 2011 1:52 PM - Biff Champion
And the bar seems dramatically different from the rest of the home...like someone dropped a piece of Mill Basin into it.
November 3, 2011 1:57 PM - CGar
Napoleon called. He wants his living room furniture back.
Edited at November 3, 2011 1:57 PM
November 3, 2011 1:58 PM - DeLepp
snaps, I saw that and vomitted. The furnishings are ghastly. Those chairs are ugly. They've got a nice house in the Azores today with a modern vibe.
http://tiny.cc/3i22l
November 3, 2011 2:00 PM - Slopefarm
Biff & snaps,
I actually got stuck on the kitchen. All that gloss and machine-cut cabinetry is incongruous with the house. But it is a 1906 house, not 1830s, so already faux when it was built.
November 3, 2011 2:01 PM - CGar
dona, gold stars on the paragraph structure!

[Cue Snappy]
November 3, 2011 2:02 PM - dibs
At least it's not a shotgun style LA house
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November 3, 2011 2:02 PM - CGar
Hey Sloppy!
November 3, 2011 2:03 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
Delepp, that one's way too modern for me. The exterior kinda looks like a couple of pieces of legos that sat too close to a heat source. But, I do like the light fixture in the master bedroom.
Edited at November 3, 2011 2:03 PM
November 3, 2011 2:03 PM - More4Less
BSM sighting over there>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Edited at November 3, 2011 2:03 PM
November 3, 2011 2:03 PM - dibs
Hey, m4l...I have to go to a Chinese wedding banquet in a few weeks. Anything that I should not wear???
Edited at November 3, 2011 2:03 PM
November 3, 2011 2:05 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
That house I posted made me heave as well...way too much going on there. But, the exterior was nice. But the rest of it, yikes! I'd take the basement only. It has a salon...perhaps there's a shampoo girl down there that can do something about this fuzzy black cotton ball sitting atop my head these days.
November 3, 2011 2:05 PM - More4Less
those bathroom tiles in the Stuy house is nice!!!!!!! too bad my new pad is a plain old post war aptmt else I would try to put in such old school pre-war details
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November 3, 2011 2:06 PM - Deleted
Minard is back over there too >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

He's more secure in that environment, I think.
November 3, 2011 2:06 PM - Slopefarm
"Hey Sloppy!"

OK, so not only do I have a blog name, but my blog name has a nickname (which nickname is sometimes the name I dream as) and my blog name's nickname has a nickname.

P.S. Weird choice of photos for the Azores house: closeups of furniture and little nooks, no sense of the overall interior space. And, really, if I'm considering a house in the Azores, the fireplace is not among my priorities. But I do think I saw the exterior at Storm King.
November 3, 2011 2:07 PM - Biff Champion
"Hey, m4l...I have to go to a Chinese wedding banquet in a few weeks. Anything that I should not wear???"

Your birthday suit.
November 3, 2011 2:08 PM - dibs
Snappy, saw another ad on TV with a little girl with your hair...it was a McDonalds commercial, they were getting into a car


November 3, 2011 2:08 PM - More4Less
DIBS, just don't wear too much white - ie all white is for funerals. is the banquet with Xing (ie a fukiann wedding)? if so, you'll get to see portion when they announce who gave what to the couple - ie reason why the gifts are real pricey
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November 3, 2011 2:09 PM - Slopefarm
Speaking of modern architecture, we recently streamed "My Architect" the movie about Louis Kahn made by his son. Interesting. Weird guy. Love the capitol complex at Dacca.
November 3, 2011 2:09 PM - CGar
Slopefarm, Slopey and Sloppy, the 3 of you are very funny.

Storm King upstate? I love it there.
November 3, 2011 2:09 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
She had my hair? No wonder I'm suddenly bald!
November 3, 2011 2:11 PM - Slopefarm
Yes, Storm King Art Center up near Cornwall.
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November 3, 2011 2:12 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
"is the banquet with Xing (ie a fukiann wedding)? if so, you'll get to see portion when they announce who gave what to the couple "

Wow. That's really something, M4L!
November 3, 2011 2:13 PM - Biff Champion
"you'll get to see portion when they announce who gave what to the couple - ie reason why the gifts are real pricey"

Give a crystal phallus and sit back and enjoy watching them scramble to figure out how to announce it.
Edited at November 3, 2011 2:13 PM
November 3, 2011 2:14 PM - CGar
There's sure to be a lot of fukiann if dave's there.
November 3, 2011 2:15 PM - dibs
Not sure if it's a fukian wedding or not. I'll ask him
November 3, 2011 2:16 PM - Slopefarm
"There's sure to be a lot of fukiann if dave's there."

Yes, and it sounds like he's getting Shanghai'd into giving a big gift. But if the drinks are flowing, he can Taiwan on.


November 3, 2011 2:17 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
I fukian hate weddings. You gotta buy a fukian dress, a fukian present, keep a fukian smile on your face...
Fukian that! I'd rather stay home and fukian drink!
Edited at November 3, 2011 2:17 PM
November 3, 2011 2:18 PM - DeLepp
bravo slope
November 3, 2011 2:19 PM - Deleted
I was invited to a wedding in Italy a few years back, and they did the same thing: open up all the gifts in front of the guests. I couldn't believe it.

The wedding reception took place in a medieval castle-turned-hotel near Pavia. All of the other guests were local. As I was coming from the US, I stayed there the night before. I was the only guest in the place. It was spooky: me, the hotel staff ( 2 persons) and this big castle with all of these medieival decorations (and they shut the lights off in the hall in the evening).
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November 3, 2011 2:19 PM - Slopefarm
Lol, snappy. You can always canton snappy for a humorous rant.
Edited at November 3, 2011 2:19 PM
November 3, 2011 2:20 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
Slopey, that's the way my egg rolls :-)
November 3, 2011 2:22 PM - Deleted
What's with these "destination weddings" where you have to take out a mortgage to go to the event? Screw that. From my observation, most of the couples who have one of these destination weddings are in divorce court in 3 years.
November 3, 2011 2:23 PM - CGar
Is this where you stayed benson?
November 3, 2011 2:23 PM - dibs
I'm sure Xing will take care of the gift. I don't want him to lose face but maybe I can find another guest to sit on mine for a while. I don't think the Chinese are big on teabags though
November 3, 2011 2:24 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
And speaking of fukian hating weddings, did you folks see the Times article about the guy, who is now divorced, suing his wedding photographer for not snapping pics of the last 15 minutes of his wedding? Ex-wife is somewhere in Latvia (no one can find her) and hubby wants photog to pay $48k to fly everyone back here to re-create the last 15 minutes so it can be photographed. He waited 6 years to bring the lawsuit. Jackass.
Edited at November 3, 2011 2:24 PM
November 3, 2011 2:26 PM - DeLepp
snaps, unhinged is the word for that fella, and what is wrong with his father, big law firm taking on crap case.
November 3, 2011 2:28 PM - CGar
"Traditional rural wedding banquet celebrations in China often last three days and three nights. The host treats their invited guests to three meals each day and a total of nine meals."
November 3, 2011 2:29 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
That's what really made my head spin, DeLepp. Goodwin Procter is a VERY well-respected firm. Despite his father working there, I'm surprised they'd agree to have their name attached to such a clusterfuck.
Edited at November 3, 2011 2:29 PM
November 3, 2011 2:29 PM - Slopefarm
Nice pic, CGar. Looks like my house before the reno. Came with shady RE investors, just like most scooby episodes, too.

Saw that article, snaps. Absurd. Our photgrapher got lost and missed the ceremony, but a few of my parents' friends took pics. Photog made it for the party and took great shots. Point is, if the guy really needs photos from the wedding, he can get some from some of the guests.


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November 3, 2011 2:31 PM - dibs
Why does he want the pics anyway if the mail order bride is already back in fukien Latvia????????
Edited at November 3, 2011 2:31 PM
November 3, 2011 2:33 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
Dave, his excuse is that they parted amicably (which is belied by the fact that the divorce took over a year to settle) and he still enjoys memories of the event and wants it documented. My guess is that he sees this as a free payday. Article mentioned he's unemployed. Jackass.
November 3, 2011 2:34 PM - Donatella
I actually stayed in a convent in Rome once. I didn't sign up to be a nun or anything; somebody told me it was a cheap way to stay in Rome. It WAS cheap. And it was.....well.....uncomfortable. "BRUTA" is what one Italian lady said about her room. It was interesting though. But they locked up the place at night and you couldn't leave until 7am. The nuns were cute. They wore the absolutely neatest and most perfect looking habits I ever saw (not like the nuns I had who were always covered in chalk).
Edited at November 3, 2011 2:34 PM
November 3, 2011 2:36 PM - DeLepp
snaps, did you read any of the comments? Some were hilarious and some were written by lawyers extolling the virtues of the case.
Edited at November 3, 2011 2:36 PM
November 3, 2011 2:37 PM - dibs
He seems to be the worst kind of damaged goods. Vindictive and can't let go.
November 3, 2011 2:37 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
I didn't see the comments...gonna have to go have a look at them. I could use a giggle right about now!
Edited at November 3, 2011 2:37 PM
November 3, 2011 2:45 PM - dibs
LOL, he's an ex equity analyst. And, from Bloomberg, there seem to be almost FOUR TIMES the number of "Former" employees from his firm than there are current ones.
Edited at November 3, 2011 2:49 PM
November 3, 2011 2:45 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
Ok...I saw a comment from an atty who supported this guy's position. That atty needs to be smacked in the face with legal dictionary. I only chose that book because it's thick, heavy and would leave a mark. (It's all set up for you Dave, have at it!)
November 3, 2011 2:46 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Appropos of nothing: I have to say that the store people and neighbors here are all exceedingly POLITE. (Except at the Food Coop — where, as I've mentioned before, the staff barely acknowledge your presence.) More than in Cobble Hill. Why am I surprised by this? People hold doors/elevators for each other, they smile and say good morning/evening, they introduce themselves. Where the hell am I???!!! : P
November 3, 2011 2:48 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
Dorothy, you ain't in Kansas anymore!
November 3, 2011 2:49 PM - Slopefarm
DP -- You walked into a food co-op, bought some food, paid for it and left. You did not have to work 2.75 hours this month and you did not have to endure interminable meetings. And, you can go back again and buy some more food. And you are asking for "polite"?
November 3, 2011 2:51 PM - dibs
Cobble, it's the same in my part of Bed Stuy. Everyone says hello and good morning as I walk to & from the subway.
November 3, 2011 2:52 PM - dibs
Are there issues with Israeli food at the Co op????
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November 3, 2011 2:54 PM - etson
"he's an ex equity analyst. And, from Bloomberg, there seem to be almost FOUR TIMES the number of "Former" employees from his firm than there are current ones."
http://www.linkedin.com/in/toddremis

Linkdin is a dangerous thing.
Hygrove was smallish a hedge fund. Its head was hired as CIO at Clearbridge and took a lot of his employees with him. Then he left, and so some of them. Although I did not work there I have some knowledge.

.
November 3, 2011 2:56 PM - dibs
The photographer's studio is in Irvington. The plot thickens.
Edited at November 3, 2011 2:56 PM
November 3, 2011 2:57 PM - etson
Oops sorry for bad editing but 2.54 post should be understandable.
November 3, 2011 2:58 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Polite! Friendly! Yes! I like/want POLITE!

The delivery guy was so nice, I almost hugged him! The TEENAGERS in my building (usually a remote anti-social bunch, in my experience) actually stick out their hand, introduce themselves and say "pleased to meet you", and make mention of which apt. they are in! People actually HOLD the elevator if they see you going for the mailbox! The Duane Reade cashier started up a conversation with me, and introduced himself! The Duane Reade pharmacy person actually FOLLOWED UP on a prescription issue I was having! It's insane! I LOVE IT!
Edited at November 3, 2011 2:58 PM
November 3, 2011 2:58 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
Maybe Lech has the missing photos. Maybe he dipped them in cyanide and fed them to the beavers on his land. Hmmmm....
November 3, 2011 2:59 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
"Are there issues with Israeli food at the Co op????"

Dunno, wasn't paying attention.
November 3, 2011 3:00 PM - Slopefarm
The defendant is a Holocaust survivor. If Remis has good counsel, they won't be designating this one for a jury trial.

And yes, what value would a reasonable person put on 15 minutes of wedding photos following divorce?

Case is in front of a smart judge, btw.


November 3, 2011 3:02 PM - dibs
"The delivery guy was so nice, I almost hugged him!"

That's how it all starts out there in Peyton Place, Cobble!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
November 3, 2011 3:03 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
Cobble, I may have to start shopping in your neck of the woods!
November 3, 2011 3:04 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
"That's how it all starts out there in Peyton Place, Cobble!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

Snort! He was just being nice, it was nothing more! I just liked that he was friendly and ASKED me where I wanted him to set down the groceries. Besides, I'm probably OLDER than his mother!!
November 3, 2011 3:05 PM - CGar
"what value would a reasonable person put on 15 minutes of wedding photos following divorce?"

$48,000 in actual damages.

$48,000,000 in punitive damages for intentional infliction of emotional distress. I'd argue that, but for the missing 15 minutes of photos, the marriage would NEVER have broken up.
Edited at November 3, 2011 3:05 PM
November 3, 2011 3:05 PM - dibs
He looks VERY controlling.....


Edited at November 3, 2011 3:05 PM
November 3, 2011 3:06 PM - dibs
"Besides, I'm probably OLDER than his mother!!"

Cooo Cooo Cachoo Mrs. Robinson
Edited at November 3, 2011 3:06 PM
November 3, 2011 3:06 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Snaps, Yes, you may! Btw, there is a Dominican hair salon right by me, the prices looked very good. We can do a walk by when you come over.
November 3, 2011 3:07 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
"I'd argue that, but for the missing 15 minutes of photos, the marriage would NEVER have broken up."

OY!
Edited at November 3, 2011 3:07 PM
November 3, 2011 3:08 PM - etson
He has no top lip.
Hannibal Lecter mouth.
Edited at November 3, 2011 3:08 PM
November 3, 2011 3:10 PM - dibs
If I were to guess I'd have to say that more than 50% of my 5,000 + sexual encounters lasted no more than 15 minutes.
November 3, 2011 3:10 PM - DeLepp
He has no top lip.
haha, just like the madoff's
Edited at November 3, 2011 3:10 PM
November 3, 2011 3:11 PM - CGar
PB, please check your txts now - checking once every 2 days is totally unacceptable!
November 3, 2011 3:12 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
Cobble, yay! I desperately need my hair done!!!
November 3, 2011 3:13 PM - etson
CGar, PLease check your texts now. Replied to you earlier today.
;-)
Edited at November 3, 2011 3:13 PM
November 3, 2011 3:13 PM - Deleted
I don't want to read too much into one photo, but I'm not picking up any feelings between them in it.
Edited at November 3, 2011 3:13 PM
November 3, 2011 3:14 PM - CGar
"He has no top lip"

Frank Burns...
Edited at November 3, 2011 3:14 PM
November 3, 2011 3:15 PM - CGar
I SUR-replied, PB!!!!!
November 3, 2011 3:16 PM - CGar
The Madoff son who's still alive looks just like the father, incuding no upper lip.
November 3, 2011 3:17 PM - etson
Reply has not come through yet. Guess it's being held up at immigration.
November 3, 2011 3:17 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
I wonder if they would cut my hair, Snaps. I think all the old dye has finally grown out and I'm ready for the BIG CHOP!
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November 3, 2011 3:18 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
Cobble, yes! Have at it. Their regular cuts are CHEAP.
Edited at November 3, 2011 3:18 PM
November 3, 2011 3:28 PM - dibs
Just bought some JEF.
November 3, 2011 3:30 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
I had some JIFF last night on wheat bread.
November 3, 2011 3:31 PM - dibs
Well, Peter Pan over there won't like that.
November 3, 2011 3:31 PM - dibs
Besides, NO ONE eats peanut butter on wheat.
November 3, 2011 3:34 PM - lechacal
clusterfuck of a shittycrap

but i've got a cool meeting tonight - deputy treasury secretary talking about dodd frank
November 3, 2011 3:37 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
I eat peanutbutter on wheat bread. And that's all that counts. Ha!
November 3, 2011 3:43 PM - Deleted
"deputy treasury secretary talking about dodd frank"

Bring your chainsaw.

.
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November 3, 2011 3:46 PM - dibs
I'd like to run into Barney Frank sometime up in P-Town.
Edited at November 3, 2011 3:46 PM
November 3, 2011 3:51 PM - BoerumHillScott
Isn't he too old and too white for you?
November 3, 2011 3:53 PM - dibs
I meant to tell him how he fucked the country, not to actually fuck him myself.
Edited at November 3, 2011 3:53 PM
November 3, 2011 3:54 PM - dibs
He's far more dangerous than this nutjob since at least she doesn't hold office yet....
Edited at November 3, 2011 3:54 PM
November 3, 2011 3:54 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
He looks like he's got indigestion/trying to hold back a stinky burp in that pic.
November 3, 2011 3:58 PM - Donatella


I thought the same thing, DeLepp. I think he looks like a woodchuck.
November 3, 2011 4:00 PM - Slopefarm
We going down this road again? Nothing a good punfest can't fix. Too bad we fired off so many puns already. Don't know how many rounds are left.
November 3, 2011 4:00 PM - dibs
What's the matter, Slopey??? Embarrassed by your fellow Democrats????
Edited at November 3, 2011 4:00 PM
November 3, 2011 4:01 PM - Deleted
Why can't we have a good Elizabeth Warren hatefest now and then??
November 3, 2011 4:07 PM - CGar
I <3 Elizabeth Warren.
November 3, 2011 4:09 PM - etson
Hah, Remis story made it to the rest of t'internets. Check out the tags:

http://dealbreaker.com/2011/11/if-he-could-turn-back-time-if-he-could-find-a-way/#more-57551
November 3, 2011 4:09 PM - dibs
<3 Looks like an asshat.
November 3, 2011 4:11 PM - etson
EW looks like she forgot to fasten her blouse in that picture.

November 3, 2011 4:13 PM - dibs
LOL, etson. This guy is going to be the laughingstock. I bet the evening news picks it up, maybe even SNL.
Edited at November 3, 2011 4:13 PM
November 3, 2011 4:14 PM - dibs
EW was a republican up until the 80s. But you guys can have her
Edited at November 3, 2011 4:17 PM
November 3, 2011 4:14 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
HAHAHAHAHA!

"And if all this seems unfair to H & H Photographers, who say the suit is hurting their bottom line, they’re just the first of many to be on the receiving end of Remis’s wrath. Next up: the flower girl, AKA “the snot-nosed brat” who “haphazardly dumped the petals down the aisle,” the bartender who watered down the drinks, the valet who Remis knows got high in his car, the best man whose toast included a line about Milena being a mail order bride, and his mother-in-law, just for being a bitch. All your days of reckoning are coming."
Edited at November 3, 2011 4:14 PM
November 3, 2011 4:16 PM - dibs
Snappy, I was just going to post that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
November 3, 2011 4:18 PM - Deleted
The comments in Dealbreaker are hysterical. This one is great:

"The short version:
Nerdy kid (bowtie) gets a street job and makes some coin, has no game or friends (<40 guests) so he goes online and finds his Eastern European bride to be. In the beginning they both get what they wanted, for her the lifestyle and money, for him a kinda hot wife to send a pic back to the old college paper (I’ll show them) ….fast-forward to ’08 the job and cash is gone and bride quickly heads back to Latvia with the $10k she put aside when things were still good to live like a queen for life.

Nerdy and broke he comes up with a plan after a long night of JO&Cing, sue the photographer…worst case get some cash, best case get the girl back to the US and recreate the magic "
November 3, 2011 4:21 PM - Slopefarm
Judges love having a case where they get to have some fun drafting the decision. I bet Justice Ling-Cohan let some of this go forward just so she could write another one.

And snappy, add to that list, he could sue the snotty 13 year old second cousin who salted everyone's drinks when they weren't looking.
Edited at November 3, 2011 4:21 PM
November 3, 2011 4:21 PM - dibs
This guy is killing the value of my Booth MBA.

- J. Corzine
Edited at November 3, 2011 4:21 PM
November 3, 2011 4:22 PM - dibs
"Once she actually learned a little bit of English and realized she was Milena Ream-us, she decided it was time to find another last name. "
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November 3, 2011 4:23 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
Yes, Slopey! Recall the case about burglar's tools and the hysterical decision written on that one? Ha!
November 3, 2011 4:26 PM - dibs
She got bilked. He wasn't Latvian Orthodox....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pZinXoUyeQ
November 3, 2011 4:31 PM - dibs
Snappy, did you watch L & O last night??? That defendant was HOT.
November 3, 2011 4:32 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
I forgot it was even on. This season is sucking eggs (what little I've seen of it) since Stabler is gone.
November 3, 2011 4:34 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
I need to stop paying for satelite tv. I rarely watch tv anymore and when I do, it's only HGTV, DIY network and reruns of the Golden Girls. $60/mo for that is bit over the top.
November 3, 2011 4:37 PM - More4Less
that dude looks like the dude from the "office" who is now the new office mgr
November 3, 2011 4:39 PM - bxgrl
Someone needs to toss that lawsuit out on its butt. this is one of the dumbest things I've ever heard- the guy sounds like he needs serious therapy.
November 3, 2011 4:39 PM - CGar
Slopey, for you...
November 3, 2011 4:41 PM - CGar
NFN, but those dumb lawsuits finance YOUR houses.
Edited at November 3, 2011 4:41 PM
November 3, 2011 4:43 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
CGar, You have to remember that they weren't just ANY shoes! : P
November 3, 2011 4:44 PM - CGar
COBBLE, did I SAY that you and bxgrl fought over "just ANY shoes"???
November 3, 2011 4:44 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
SPARKLES! I SEE SPARKLES!
Edited at November 3, 2011 4:44 PM
November 3, 2011 4:47 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
"COBBLE, did I SAY that you and bxgrl fought over "just ANY shoes"???"

I should hope not!! We have standards! : P

(I know, Snaps! SEEE, those shoes were SPECIAL!! ; ) )
Edited at November 3, 2011 4:47 PM
November 3, 2011 4:48 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Question: Best store for kitchen drawer organizers? Container Store? Target?
November 3, 2011 4:48 PM - CGar
Snappy definitely didn't get enough arts & crafts in Kindergarten!
November 3, 2011 4:48 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
Cobble, turn those into combat boots with sturdy laces and I'll wear em!
Edited at November 3, 2011 4:48 PM
November 3, 2011 4:49 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
Cobble, either Ikea or the dollar store.
November 3, 2011 4:49 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Snaps, I'm SURE there are a pair of Doc Martin boots with red sparkles on them for YOU!
November 3, 2011 4:49 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
Pipe down, Penguin boy!
Edited at November 3, 2011 4:49 PM
November 3, 2011 4:50 PM - More4Less
Another dude resigned today and boss was probing me (nh) to see if I'm able willing to take it on. I told him, I'm feeling burnt out and fatigued from all these resignations etc. I was shocked he looked shocked by that response. So so tempted to tell him why don't you try doing 4.5 jobs and then get back to me. but I bit my tongue
Edited at November 3, 2011 4:50 PM
November 3, 2011 4:50 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Oh right, I keep forgetting my WONDERFUL dollar store around the corner!
November 3, 2011 4:51 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
::making mental note to have a look see at the latest doc martin line when I get home::

:-)
Edited at November 3, 2011 4:51 PM
November 3, 2011 4:51 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Oh for crying out loud, M4L, another one???!!! Is he INSANE? (rhetorical question.)
Edited at November 3, 2011 4:51 PM
November 3, 2011 4:51 PM - More4Less
Dorothy, snaps beat me to it - ikea, dollar store, etc
November 3, 2011 4:52 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
M4L, any of those jobs stress free? Need a receptionist? Secretary? I'm available and looking to downgrade!
Edited at November 3, 2011 4:52 PM
November 3, 2011 4:55 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Snaps, WHEN are you going to start your own firm, and hire me as your office manager/girl friday??!!
Edited at November 3, 2011 4:55 PM
November 3, 2011 4:56 PM - More4Less
Snaps, the jobs are in NJ and temporary (as in we'll all be fired soon) but they are boring (ie low stress)
Edited at November 3, 2011 4:56 PM
November 3, 2011 4:57 PM - lechacal
"JO&Cing, "

haha dealbreaker is so awesome. Any other dealbreaker readers who want to enlighten as to the meaning of that acronym? If not I'll do it....
Edited at November 3, 2011 4:57 PM
November 3, 2011 4:58 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
Cobble, I want outta law for good. I'm dead serious...I'm starting to look for secretary/receptionist jobs. I can't handle the stress and/or one more ridiculously shitty work situation. I need something that I can do from 9-5/8-6 and leave it at the door and walk out stress free. I'm losing what little grasp I've got left on my already weakened sanity.
November 3, 2011 4:58 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
What does it mean, Lech?
November 3, 2011 4:59 PM - CGar
Careful or she'll sublet your office to some Dutch bike shop and take the petty cash to Jamaica.
Edited at November 3, 2011 4:59 PM
November 3, 2011 4:59 PM - etson
Jack off & cry

(usually referred to on dealbreaker as a way of consoling oneself after job loss)
November 3, 2011 5:00 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
Ah, I see.
Edited at November 3, 2011 5:00 PM
November 3, 2011 5:01 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
If I get to go to Jamaica too, I'm ok with that.
Edited at November 3, 2011 5:01 PM
November 3, 2011 5:01 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
THAT was all a big misunderstanding, CGar. We never actually had a lease on the space, and the petty cash, well, it's petty of you to bring that up, since I was buying you and the rest of the legal team donuts and coffee with it!!
November 3, 2011 5:05 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
I was just thinking about Jamaica last night. Oh what joy it would be to go there again! It's been almost two years since we've been there. : (
November 3, 2011 5:09 PM - Donatella


The guy I was doing work for has turned out to be bipolar or crazy or have ADD or something. He is an idea factory who never seems to make any of these things rea and changes what he wants to do daily.. I actually like him, but was feeling increasingly uncomfortable with lending my name to him professionally. So I insisted on getting a formal contract and when they presented me with a contract, I read it and it was insane. I told them no thanks and left and went home. So let their fucking office burn down. Who cares.




November 3, 2011 5:10 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
Cobble, I'd give you a first class ticket, but some jackass in Connecticut stole my powerball winnings :-(
November 3, 2011 5:10 PM - lechacal
JO&C means jerk off and cry. You might see it in a context like "bonuses at UBS this year were a $50 gift certificate to Dave & Busters and 5 minutes in the break room to JO&C." Dealbreaker is brilliant.
November 3, 2011 5:11 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
DonaT, it's post 5pm. Go ahead and have a cocktail. And have another for me!
November 3, 2011 5:13 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
Never been to a Dave & Busters. Are they any fun or is the commercial a sham?
November 3, 2011 5:15 PM - lechacal
I'm going to run on sunday, right? It would be a total pussy move not to even if I limp off the road at mile 10.

Right????

Regarding Dave & Busters: http://www.theonion.com/articles/biden-receives-lifetime-ban-from-dave-busters,17285/
November 3, 2011 5:16 PM - Donatella

Snappy, I will have a cocktail.
November 3, 2011 5:16 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
Lech, run what you can of it. If you wind up having to stop and you feel bad about it, drink until you no longer feel bad about it :-)
Edited at November 3, 2011 5:16 PM
November 3, 2011 5:17 PM - lechacal
Exactly, right? I'll show up, start running, and que sera sera (with accents over the a's).
November 3, 2011 5:18 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
That article was a hoot!
Edited at November 3, 2011 5:18 PM
November 3, 2011 5:19 PM - More4Less
Donatella, so the office is still there (vs burnt down)
November 3, 2011 5:19 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
DonaT, pour me one please!
Edited at November 3, 2011 5:19 PM
November 3, 2011 5:22 PM - More4Less
Lech, I say don't run. but if you run, blaze off the from the start line so anyone monitoring the runner times will say/think "this dude better not be able to keep up that pace else we can't declare a winner for the dude that crosses the finish line later as this dude crossing later will have a better time"
November 3, 2011 5:23 PM - lechacal
Shit, I've got three more days to get better. Well two and a half. Two and a half more days of healing, and I'm sure I could run *some* distance now, not sure how much, but some, maybe a lot, only actually running will tell. So I think I'll do it.
Edited at November 3, 2011 5:23 PM
November 3, 2011 5:23 PM - Donatella

ok, Snappy. Is Cabernet Savingnon ok for you?? Or the Torrontes?
Edited at November 3, 2011 5:23 PM
November 3, 2011 5:25 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
DonaT, I'd prefer a mojito if you have the ingredients. If not, a nice reisling will do, thanks :-)
Edited at November 3, 2011 5:25 PM
November 3, 2011 5:29 PM - More4Less
German reisling. have to be the high acidity ones. Yes, I'll have some risotto with lobster.
November 3, 2011 5:29 PM - Donatella


Yeah, M4L. I came in today and the burning wire smell was gone and the office was still there. Maybe they had the sense to check the electrical outlets thoroughly in the pm. Who knows.
November 3, 2011 5:30 PM - More4Less
Donatella, I think I need to load up at that liquor store this Sat. inventory nearing zero at home
Edited at November 3, 2011 5:30 PM
November 3, 2011 5:33 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
" I'll have some risotto with lobster."

Dammit! I made chili for dinner, but now I want Lobster Risotto! (Watty and Meg made a nice one this past summer.)
Edited at November 3, 2011 5:32 PM
November 3, 2011 5:36 PM - Donatella


M4L, I think I need to load up on inventory RIGHT NOW.

I know I am in a cranky mood right now, but I just got my 15th email alert from WSJ, Politico, and whatever else about Herman Cain's problems with the girls at the Restaurant Assn. Does anybody else NOT CARE? He is a complete non-candidate anyway. It annoys me that these celebrity wannabes crowd up the airwaves and cyberspace and people's consciousness with their tackiness and stupidity.

Where are the grownups?????
November 3, 2011 5:36 PM - More4Less
The kid is super picky eater but can power down a ton of lobster risotto and seafood paella. when I try to get a scoop or two of the paella, I hear loud screams of "daddy, MINE!!!!!"
November 3, 2011 5:38 PM - Donatella


I am more concerned that Herman Cain didn't know that China had nuclear weapons than his coochy-cooing with the girls.
November 3, 2011 5:39 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
" than his coochy-cooing with the girls."

ROFL!!!!

Ok...time for me to become a pumpkin. Nite folks!
November 3, 2011 5:41 PM - Donatella

ok, Sbappy I'll go out and get some mojito ingredients for you the next time!!
Edited at November 3, 2011 5:41 PM
November 3, 2011 5:41 PM - More4Less
Donatella, given the competition, I wouldn't confidently label Cain a non-candidate
November 3, 2011 5:43 PM - Donatella


I hear you M4L. And how sad is that?
November 3, 2011 5:44 PM - More4Less
Donatella, the whole freaking '12 race is a LESSER EVIL race. No savior in sight
November 3, 2011 5:46 PM - Donatella

True, M4L. There is no romance whatsoever.
Edited at November 3, 2011 5:46 PM
November 3, 2011 5:49 PM - dibs
Almost eaten by whales, even though whales don't eat meat...


http://www.grindtv.com/outdoor/blog/30915/lunging+humpback+whale+nearly+swallows+up+surfer+kayaker/
November 3, 2011 5:53 PM - bxgrl
Coble- with all the glitter snappy owns, she can make us several pairs. It's the striped socks we may have to quibble over. :)
Edited at November 3, 2011 5:53 PM
November 3, 2011 6:21 PM - ij
Nice article. I'd never heard of Dealbreaker. The two people I've ever heard of/known who worked at Warburg-Pincus, both are totally unreasonable.
November 3, 2011 6:58 PM - dibs
Giant Sequoia fell in CA...17" wide at base...>100 yards high.
Edited at November 3, 2011 6:58 PM
November 3, 2011 7:01 PM - CGar
17 FEET, moron. Stop thinking of everything in inches.
November 3, 2011 7:05 PM - dibs
Isn't there some online dating site you should be on now??????
November 3, 2011 7:14 PM - etson
Warburg Pincus is just private equity now. The asset management business that our buddy Todd worked for was bought by Credit Suisse, around the same time as (& probably the cause of) his departure.
Edited at November 3, 2011 7:14 PM
November 3, 2011 7:16 PM - dibs
My best friend in the business ran the Japan fund at WP during that period...very tumultuous.
Edited at November 3, 2011 7:20 PM
November 3, 2011 7:29 PM - etson
I don't know anything about tech or consumer stocks but $12.5Bn seems an awfully high market cap for Groupon.
November 3, 2011 7:31 PM - etson
Speaking as someone that signed up for their e-mails, never used any of the coupons and then unsubscribed.
November 3, 2011 7:34 PM - dibs
Yes, etson, it does. I also heard that LinkedIn disappointed. I think Groupon doesn't see that valuation again for quite some time.
November 3, 2011 7:57 PM - BoerumHillScott
The sequoias are amazing to see in person.
November 3, 2011 8:03 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
"The sequoias are amazing to see in person."

True. Kings Canyon National Park, CA — really amazing.
November 3, 2011 9:02 PM - Legion
"I also think that the Queensboro bridge (or whatever they're calling it these days) is arguably the most beautiful of the East River bridges."

benson,
The Queensborough is my favorite bridge crossing the East River.
Before Woody immortalized it in his film Manhattan, Edward Hopper immortalized it in one of his paintings:
Edited at November 3, 2011 9:01 PM
November 3, 2011 9:04 PM - Legion
Here's a bridge that few in Brooklyn have heard of,
The Throgsneck Bridge which connects Bayside, Queens to the Bronx and is a quick escape route to
I95 and New England:
Edited at November 3, 2011 9:04 PM
November 3, 2011 9:05 PM - Legion
And this one connects Whitestone, Queens with the Bronx,
The Whitestone Bridge, sort of a mini-Verrazano:
Edited at November 3, 2011 9:05 PM
November 3, 2011 9:08 PM - CGar
Legion, (a) where the HELL have you been all day???; and (2) we're not all hayseeds in Brooklyn. The Throgs Neck was the easiest way to get from Brooklyn to CT after 9/11.
November 3, 2011 9:09 PM - CGar
I also took the Whitestone after 9/11. My normal "escape route" via the Battery Tunnel and the West Side Highway was obviously impassable.
Edited at November 3, 2011 9:09 PM
November 3, 2011 9:11 PM - Legion
Hi CGar,
I had a crazy work day today which started at the ungodly hour of 5AM.
I just finished catching up with the OT goings-on.

November 3, 2011 9:14 PM - CGar
Ugh. Doesn't sound fun. Relatively quiet day here today . . . without you opening cans of worms and all.

;-)
November 3, 2011 9:14 PM - Legion
Whitestone is a real old school Queens neighborhood.
Did you say you went to boarding school in Connecticut?
November 3, 2011 9:17 PM - sixyearsandcounting
CobbleDitmas, the staff at the Flatbush Food Co-op sucks (nh)! But they're every bit as slow as the damn hippies who shop there...grrrrrrrrrrrrr.
November 3, 2011 9:19 PM - Legion
'sup sixyears
November 3, 2011 9:24 PM - sixyearsandcounting
haha legion!
November 3, 2011 9:30 PM - Legion
...speaking of bridges,
one of the world's leading bridge builders is set to design a project as part of the Ground Zero renewal,
I'm not sure though if it was scrapped to save money. That would be a real shame.
Calatrava's planned project:
Edited at November 3, 2011 9:30 PM
November 3, 2011 9:33 PM - Legion
...he's known for his soaring, sculptural bridges:
Edited at November 3, 2011 9:33 PM
November 3, 2011 9:38 PM - CGar
Yes, I grew up in CT and went to boarding school there.
November 3, 2011 9:39 PM - CGar
Legion, is that the Zakim Bridge in Boston? It's beautiful. I'm not sure if they scrapped the transportation hub for Ground Zero - agree that it's a beautiful design.
November 3, 2011 9:46 PM - Legion
This is a different one that he designed, not sure where it is exactly, he's done so many.
The Zakim bridge is one of his best designs, with the inverted Y at each end.
I have to say, I'm proud of how NYC has stepped up it's game recently in terms of bringing in talent for new design and architecture.
That new Frank Gehry building at the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge is really stunning.
November 3, 2011 9:51 PM - lechacal
The iPad sucks. Completely worthless for doing any kind of real work. At this point when I see someone "working" on an apple device I know either they aren't really working or they're just not in a serious profession.
Edited at November 3, 2011 9:51 PM
November 3, 2011 9:53 PM - CGar
I agree Legion. I didn't like the Gehry building at first, but I do now. Same with the IAC HQ building on the West Side Highway.
November 3, 2011 9:53 PM - Legion
...just looked it up,
I believe that bridge is in Jerusalem.

Here's another little known New York favorite of mine. It's a really elegant design and the color is great.
It also has the coolest name of any New York Bridge,
The Hellgate Bridge which connects Astoria, Queens to Ward's Island for freight trains:
Edited at November 3, 2011 9:53 PM
November 3, 2011 9:55 PM - Legion
CGar,
have you walked the High Line park yet?
They completed the second half recently and they're planning a third part up to the mid 30's. Really cool walk.

hola lechacal.
November 3, 2011 10:00 PM - CGar
Yes, Legion, I love the High Line. Though, I'm disappointed that they no longer encourage guests to have sex in the windows of the Standard Hotel. This Summer, I walked the new part and met friends for dinner and drinks at that huge open bar and restaurant at the northern end - can't recall the name, but it would be a great place for a gathering next Summer. [Note to self.]
November 3, 2011 10:04 PM - Legion
Great idea CGar!
Maybe the OT crew could give the guests at the Standard Hotel a "show"?
tehehe
November 3, 2011 10:16 PM - Legion
...time for a nightcap.
Goodnight everyone.
November 3, 2011 10:24 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
Yes, I grew up in CT and went to boarding school there.

his housekeeper was tony danza and he had a scrappy step sister AKA the sexy alyssa milano.

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


*rob*

November 3, 2011 10:49 PM - sixyearsandcounting
Google "do a barrel roll"
and then "google gravity" and click on the first link...
for momentary amusement
November 3, 2011 10:51 PM - Deleted
Legion my man!

I see that you have the same passion for bridges as I do.

Did you know that the Hell's Gate bridge is the strongest in the country, meaning that it can withstand the highest load per square foot? The reason is that it was designed for heavy railroad use. Next time you are looking at it, note how closely spaced together the support bases are.

It aggravates me that its present owner (Amtrak) doesn't maintain it as it deserves to be. Specifically, they do nothing to remove grafitti.

Good night.
Edited at November 3, 2011 10:50 PM
November 3, 2011 10:51 PM - sixyearsandcounting
hahaha some guy outside just screamed into his cell (I'm on the 5th floor): "ARE YOU FUCKING LARRY??? I WANNA KNOW. THAT'S ALL I WANNA KNOW. ARE YOU FUCKING HIM?"
November 3, 2011 10:57 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
bridges scare the hell out of me (when in cars)... on the train, not so bad. i tried rollerblading once over one of the bridges that you get onto near the LES (im assuming probably the same bridge the N train goes over), i cant be asked to memorize which bridge is which they all look the same to me. there's one bridge tho (i wonder if it's the verezzano?) is that the one that is really really really high up and really really narrow that connects to northern NJ? if that's the one, it used to terrify me. there's a bridge in south jersey (i think?) the also terrified me once when i was in a car and someone was driving over. my fav. bridge tho is the one that Charlize Theron used to sit/sleep under in that movie Monster.

*rob*



November 3, 2011 10:58 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
Did you know that the Hell's Gate bridge is the strongest in the country, meaning that it can withstand the highest load per square foot?

Dave's ass probably gives the Hell's Gate Bridge a run for its money.

*rob*

November 3, 2011 11:03 PM - sixyearsandcounting
LOL rob.

Anyone afraid of spiders?
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/04/01/spiderwebs-in-trees-pakistan-floods_n_843521.html#s260311&title=Spiderwebs_In_Trees
Edited at November 3, 2011 11:03 PM
November 3, 2011 11:08 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
not afraid of spiders, had a huge infestation of spiders forever here all the time (not INFESTATION) but there'd always be a few around in various places. i named one Pedro once, he was there for months (weeks maybe) but felt like forever.

now it's cockroaches, tho in the last week i only saw one live one and two dead ones :-/

never see spiders anymore. bring them back!


*rob*

November 3, 2011 11:12 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
im f'ing cranky right now cuz it's the weekend before payday monday. getting shit in my bag stolen at OWS (phone (ghetto ass phone btw!!!!) and newports) and the whole dentist thing before that. grrrrrrr. i was supposed to be AHEAD this week!!!! why does shit like that always happen? thank god both of those happened when i was okay to replace both. can never get ahead... gonna go watch a cher video or something.

*rob*

November 3, 2011 11:16 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
and i know it's like farting in the wind here at night, but i much prefer OT after dark. can just babble away anyway, without getting trounced on and shit and being bombarded with jejune punfests, puerile nonstop :)'s, and nonstop dorky circle jerks. yes, i dont really care if i offend, besides i cant really offend anyway.

it's peaceful here right now. *mmmmmmmm*



*rob*

Edited at November 3, 2011 11:16 PM
November 3, 2011 11:20 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
also, anyone want to buy a SEALED 104 dollar month unlimited metrocard for 85? figured i'd ask here before i sell it on craigslist this weekend. (trust me it's legit, i always wind up selling one of my three i get from work quarterly..)

*rob*

November 3, 2011 11:55 PM - Deleted
anyone home?
Edited at November 3, 2011 11:55 PM
November 3, 2011 11:58 PM - Donatella
Calatrava's designs are beautiful. Gorgeous. Soaring. He is a sculptor also. I hope the design he created for the WTC transportation "hub" is still being executed. It was like the wings of a bird.

I feel very sad about walking out of this job today. It is really something to quit a job mid-day. Once I quit a part time job (my second job in addition to a full time Wall Street job to pay off student loans) when I was in my early twenties. Both jobs were exploitative.
November 3, 2011 11:59 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
just me. im about to head over to facebook and bombard it with awful videos.


*rob*

Edited at November 3, 2011 11:59 PM
November 3, 2011 11:59 PM - Donatella

Then to cheer myself up, I drove out to Long Island during rush hour to sit shiva with my friend whose mother died. Fuck, what a day.
Edited at November 3, 2011 11:59 PM
November 4, 2011 12:01 AM - Deleted
jeez dona - that doesn't sound fun!
November 4, 2011 12:04 AM - Donatella

ha, DH, no it wasn't. But I stopped off at Olivino to have a glass of wine and shot the shit with a few of the regulars so I am a little buzzed. And tomorrow is another day, right? And some guy walked into the room where people were sitting shiva and said to me "Wow, what a soft, beautiful sharma you have. Are you Jewish?" No. I told him. He said it meant aura. That was the nicest thing I heard all day so I am hanging on to it.
November 4, 2011 12:12 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
Donna, here, have a *smart man's cocktail* --- cheers!!!

*rob*

November 4, 2011 12:13 AM - Deleted
nothing better than a bar stool and a drink or two after a bad day. sounds like that jewish guy was hitting on you!
Edited at November 4, 2011 12:13 AM
November 4, 2011 12:15 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
donna, i hope you dont drive around drunk. im very against drunk driving. that's why i never got a license. people get all piss-ass when you dont get into their cars after they've been drinking, it's quite strange. it's safer to hitchhike.


*rob*

November 4, 2011 12:19 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
Are you Jewish?" No. I told him.

LOL. honestly, DH might be right. actually, some people ask me that sometimes too (or used to). but i guess you can be jewish and look like anything really... it's not like asking if youre black. or is it? i dont know, i remember always being like ew... why would you ask me that? but i didnt mean it in a mean way, it'd be the same way if someone asked me if i was christian or catholic or hindu or muslim i guess. but people never ask if youre those things, but people ALWAYS will ask if youre jewish. wtf?
if you lie and say yes, do you think they would even know?

*rob*

November 4, 2011 12:23 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
there's a LOT of lazy asses in my building. i cant believe how many people get diapers from diapers.com lol. i come home and my lobby is LITTERED with them. im sorry, but that is gross. im gonna start stealing that shit and selling them on craigslist to ghetto moms.

*rob*

November 4, 2011 6:10 AM - Donatella

Let's pretend we are both on last night. Hey thanks DH and *rob*. I actually went to sleep right after that. No *rob* I was already home and had my car parked when I went to Olivino to have one glass of wine. But thanks for caring about that.
Today is a new day.