It's 2012 mother fuckers!!!!
January 1, 2012 8:14 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
FIRST!

*rob*

195 comments
January 1, 2012 8:16 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
the fireworks at gap was surprising fun last night. i had a good time.

*rob*

Edited at January 1, 2012 8:16 AM
#1
January 1, 2012 8:50 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
omg where IS everyone!?! i went outside and NO ONE IS OUTSIDE, not even cars passing by. no one is even on the internet!!! it's like the movie night of the comet. i dont even know where my dog is lol. okay, just heard a plane overhead so i guess im not the last person on earth.
im oddly lucid for 845 on a new years morning too..


*rob*

#2
January 1, 2012 9:50 AM - dibs
I'm here. it's going to be 60 degrees in Philly today.
#3
January 1, 2012 10:01 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
well i kinda figured youd be here post-apocalypse. im not liking this warm weather for winter. if i wanted to walk around in shorts in january i'd move to california. honestly, i kinda blame all the moonfaces for this weather. they bring everything with them; bedbugs, shitty art, cankles, and now 60 degrees in january.

*rob*
#4
January 1, 2012 10:04 AM - petebklyn
get over it....you'll be freezing your hiney by tuesday.


Edited at January 1, 2012 10:04 AM
#5
January 1, 2012 10:07 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
and i am *SO* over vacation days. ugh, and there's another one tomorrow. there is something to be said about the 9-5 lifestyle... it definitely keeps some people sane.

*rob*

Edited at January 1, 2012 10:07 AM
#6
January 1, 2012 10:08 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
pete how do you keep sane? wait, nevermind, you volunteer at some non profit right?

*rob*

#7
January 1, 2012 10:08 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
OY! Does the post title have to say "MFers"?

Anyway... Happy New Year, PLUSAs! Can't believe BH and I stayed up until 3am!
Edited at January 1, 2012 10:08 AM
#8
January 1, 2012 10:10 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
get over it....you'll be freezing your hiney by tuesday.

the colder the better for me, the only thing i hate about winter is that people keep it so stifingly HOT indoors where it's beyond uncomfortable. i love the summer cuz indoors are air conditioned and nice and cold. in the winter people get retarded and turn indoors into a sauna. this is why i cant wear sweaters and winter clothes cuz of too many stupid people keeping indoors 90 degrees.

*rob*

#9
January 1, 2012 10:10 AM - petebklyn
what is so wonderful about sanity?
#10
January 1, 2012 10:11 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
OY! Does the post title have to say "MFers"?

if youre able to change it, feel free. after i posted it i thought it was a bit much and didnt know how to change it. or you can just deal with it for a day. jeez

*rob*

#11
January 1, 2012 10:14 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
Just hoping to start the New Year off on a more positive note, rob. I can't change it, we'll have to ask BHS?
#12
January 1, 2012 10:16 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
what is so wonderful about sanity?

sanity is not necessary for people if they have money, but sanity IS extremely important to cling onto for people without. crazy with money = eccentric, crazy without money = looney tunes

*rob*

Edited at January 1, 2012 10:16 AM
#13
January 1, 2012 10:17 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
Just hoping to start the New Year off on a more positive note, rob. I can't change it, we'll have to ask BHS?

why bother. it's just a word. you're so uptight sometimes. you need to loosen up a little in the new year, cobble!

*rob*
Edited at January 1, 2012 10:17 AM
#14
January 1, 2012 10:21 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
im feeling this year already, like REALLY feeling it. i haven't had a good year since the mid 2000's. i am who i am and im not going to be bothered by other people if they can't deal. the last two years ive socially gone off the grid but i've decided to get back on it wearing polka dots and smelling like pine sol.

*rob*

Edited at January 1, 2012 10:21 AM
#15
January 1, 2012 10:22 AM - petebklyn
I'm quitting the volunteer work. and that was only for 4 hours a week on wednesday. too much stress.
#16
January 1, 2012 10:26 AM - petebklyn
I'm not going to be as social. Annoyed with friends who came for dinner last night. We did early because one has to work today - so I said come 5:30 (they wanted to leave by 9_) - they arrive 6:30. No apology.
And then they had nerve to do a few whatever people do with those smartass-phones.
People are totally rude these days.
#17
January 1, 2012 10:27 AM - petebklyn
Happy New Years to all.
I'm leaving in few minutes to go to Utica for the day -- family holiday get-together.
#18
January 1, 2012 10:35 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
i want to do some kind of volunteer work, but i can't think of what kind. i'd love to work with animals, but honestly they get a LOT of volunteers and don't really need more. im also chary cuz so much volunteer work is basically just people not paying for labor.

i would love to foster dogs, but i dont know if my roommate would be okay with that and i think my dog would be jealous or something. plus the dog walker and food expense, i dont know...

maybe give free tarot readings to the elderly? that's a tad absurd and probably morbid when you think about it. but i have to figure out something to do in 2012 with my free time. i work 8 hours a day, sleep 8 hours a day, that other 8 hours im such a loaf, i want to make those 8 hours somewhat worthwhile. and a part time job on the weekend i want as well. the whole idle time is the devil's playhand thing...




*rob*

#19
January 1, 2012 10:37 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
I'm leaving in few minutes to go to Utica for the day

where's that!?

*rob*

Edited at January 1, 2012 10:37 AM
#20
January 1, 2012 10:48 AM - DeadCatBounce
Happy 2012 Everyone!

Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.
Dalai Lama

#21
January 1, 2012 10:50 AM - denton
Entering Year Thirteen of the Lost Decade!
#22
January 1, 2012 10:51 AM - dibs
Since we're apparently posting pics of losers here today, I give you...
Edited at January 1, 2012 10:51 AM
#23
January 1, 2012 10:53 AM - dibs
It will also be the Chinese year of the Dragon
#24
January 1, 2012 10:55 AM - dibs
Pete, why did you decide to stop the volunteer work? Did you get dissillusioned with all the people seeking entitlements?
#25
January 1, 2012 11:04 AM - Donatella
*rob* to dibs: well i kinda figured youd be here post-apocalypse

hahaha.......starting off with a bang, ay, *rob*? Happy New Year everyone. I saw the fireworks from my stoop. For about 2 minutes. Then I listened to it. Boom boom boom boom ok. Good riddance to 2011,
Edited at January 1, 2012 11:04 AM
#26
January 1, 2012 11:06 AM - Arkady
Got to the Park just as fireworks started.

#27
January 1, 2012 11:09 AM - dibs
CGar...Happy Feet group in the Mummers Parade
#28
January 1, 2012 11:14 AM - DeadCatBounce
Had a great evening watching the fireworks from friend's roof, with Mrs DCB and the kids.
First holiday I have spent with them since 2005.
Edited at January 1, 2012 11:14 AM
#29
January 1, 2012 11:15 AM - dibs
Sawasdee Be My as they say in Thailand
Edited at January 1, 2012 11:15 AM
#30
January 1, 2012 11:18 AM - rf
fireworks
http://youtu.be/aUL5go_4230

It was really great!
#31
January 1, 2012 11:26 AM - DeLepp
All the sucess to you all for pursuing happiness and tranquility in 2012.
#32
January 1, 2012 12:02 PM - dibs
I think Snappy would be in heaven at the Mummers parade...lots of glitter
#33
January 1, 2012 12:06 PM - Deleted
The best part of the New Year's holiday is the Honeymooners marathon on channel 11. The Honeymooners is the greatest Brooklyn show ever made.

#34
January 1, 2012 12:10 PM - Deleted
Carlos was teaching us the Mambo....
Edited at January 1, 2012 12:10 PM
#35
January 1, 2012 12:11 PM - BoerumHillScott
Good morning everyone. So far I am having a relaxing last full day in Louisiana.

I don't have access to edit the post from this account, and can't remember the password for the admin account - I keep it in a file at my apartment.
Rob, try http://lifeinbkln.com/?q=node/439/edit
Edited at January 1, 2012 12:42 PM
#36
January 1, 2012 12:15 PM - Arkady
Auspicious beginning. I've finally figured out how to hang the feeders so the squirrels can't get my nuts! (NH, of course...)
#37
January 1, 2012 12:32 PM - DeadCatBounce
How, Arkady?
#38
January 1, 2012 12:36 PM - CGar
Dave! I waved to you! Couldn't you tell it was me???
#39
January 1, 2012 12:37 PM - CGar
Never liked the Honeymooners.
#40
January 1, 2012 12:38 PM - Arkady
Hang them much lower - the wires they're suspended on are too skinny for them to scale. But it's got to be delicately balanced so they can't leap onto any of them - I have 5 feeders of varying styles for attracting different birds. It also has to take into account the leaps they can make from nearby window sills, shed roof & the arm the feeders are suspended from.
Edited at January 1, 2012 12:38 PM
#41
January 1, 2012 12:40 PM - dibs
I hate you Arkady.
Edited at January 1, 2012 12:40 PM
#42
January 1, 2012 12:40 PM - CGar
"Hang them much lower"

Mine hang plenty low already.
#43
January 1, 2012 12:41 PM - CGar
Someone here really sucks big time at texting.
#44
January 1, 2012 12:42 PM - Arkady
Who's that, CG?
#45
January 1, 2012 12:49 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
It will also be the Chinese year of the Dragon

my chinese sign is year of the dragon!!!

*rob*

Edited at January 1, 2012 12:49 PM
#46
January 1, 2012 12:52 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
Had a great evening watching the fireworks from friend's roof, with Mrs DCB and the kids.
First holiday I have spent with them since 2005.

are you gonna get back together with her? did you do it as a new years eve thing!?!

i bet you did it

*rob*

Edited at January 1, 2012 12:52 PM
#47
January 1, 2012 12:54 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
oh yeah and one of my other goals for 2012? to get laid!

*rob*

Edited at January 1, 2012 12:54 PM
#48
January 1, 2012 12:56 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
im totally over being an autosexual. what a crock of shit that has been. i make these idiotic things up for myself for the things im afraid of doing. well that will not be happening this year. im gonna whore it up big time.

*rob*

Edited at January 1, 2012 12:56 PM
#49
January 1, 2012 12:58 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
The best part of the New Year's holiday is the Honeymooners marathon on channel 11. The Honeymooners is the greatest Brooklyn show ever made.

i loved that show. but for the longest time i thought they lived in hells kitchen. but turns out they lived in canarsie? didnt they have a view from their kitchen of ... i dont know, it looked like times square to me.

*rob*

#50
January 1, 2012 12:58 PM - DeadCatBounce
LOL Rob. Talking about the current Mrs DCB, the kids step mom.
The ex/mrs DCB is banished to the island of nasty, bitter monsters forever. No escape possible.
#51
January 1, 2012 12:59 PM - dibs
" im gonna whore it up big time."

Will this also be an income-producing exercise? As your accountant I have to warn you about the ramifications of unreported income and as your psychologist i have to prepare you for a big let down.


Edited at January 1, 2012 1:00 PM
#52
January 1, 2012 12:59 PM - Deleted
"Never liked the Honeymooners."

Any other problems?
#53
January 1, 2012 1:01 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
Will this also be an income-producing exercise?

::looks in mirror:: um, no.

*rob*

Edited at January 1, 2012 1:01 PM
#54
January 1, 2012 1:03 PM - DeadCatBounce
Rob, sounds like a worthy, and easily attainable goal. Could you find a middle ground between auto sexual and whoring it up? Better to find balance than to bounce between extremes.
Best is to find someone you really care for, though.
#55
January 1, 2012 1:03 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
so youre gonna do my taxes this year again dave? i've been doing my research and i have a lot of things to send you. i dont want you screwing them up again. and i want and need as much money back from the governnment as possible, i dont care if you have to make shit up.

*rob*

Edited at January 1, 2012 1:03 PM
#56
January 1, 2012 1:06 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
im not REALLY going to whore it up. unless i find love. which is not likely to happen. im not a ho-bag, never was, never will be. im just going to be more open to it possibly happening. i mean hells anyone can have sex, it's not THAT special. i just dont wanna have it with anyone gross, you know what i mean?

*rob*

Edited at January 1, 2012 1:06 PM
#57
January 1, 2012 1:07 PM - CGar
"so youre gonna do my taxes this year again dave? . . . i dont want you screwing them up again."

Oh, how I've come to love tax season.
#58
January 1, 2012 1:11 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
cgar, im an ingrate and ill be flat out honest about that part of me that is unfortunate. i learned it from my grandmother.

*rob*

#59
January 1, 2012 1:12 PM - dibs
You're not going to be able to write off makeup and stuff you use to make yourself look more attractive.
Edited at January 1, 2012 1:14 PM
#60
January 1, 2012 1:15 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
i dont wear makeup :-/

*rob*



Edited at January 1, 2012 1:15 PM
#61
January 1, 2012 1:19 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
good use of the chenbot btw...

*rob*

#62
January 1, 2012 1:52 PM - Deleted
Happy national hangover day peeps
Edited at January 1, 2012 1:52 PM
#63
January 1, 2012 1:55 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
i've never had a hangover

*rob*

Edited at January 1, 2012 1:55 PM
#64
January 1, 2012 2:15 PM - lechacal
Fucking scotch. Scotch hangovers are the worst. I feel like garbage. So far 2012 hurts a bit and makes me sleepy.
#65
January 1, 2012 2:25 PM - dibs
There's an asian guy at dirty franks in a mummers costume. My new fantasy is back to blow an asian guy in a mummers costume
#66
January 1, 2012 2:27 PM - dibs
I swore off of scotch in 1979a after a very bad scotch hangover
Edited at January 1, 2012 2:26 PM
#67
January 1, 2012 2:47 PM - lechacal
Scotch (all whiskey really) gives bad hangovers and makes you smell next day.
#68
January 1, 2012 2:56 PM - Arkady
My alcoholic ex-husband drank Scotch & smelled like a rubbish tip of rotting fruit & vege.
Edited at January 1, 2012 2:56 PM
#69
January 1, 2012 3:05 PM - lechacal
You were married? Didn't know that. Big week for revelations. MM is half white and arkady was married. And rob is going to be a man-whore in 2012.
#70
January 1, 2012 3:20 PM - rf
Our houseguests live in Lexington, MA. The mom grew up on LI and spent about 15 years in the city before she moved with kid #1 to MA. They are out visiting an old friend and my daughter just told me how much she loves being a city kid, that she feels so independent compared to these girls (age just turned 15 and 20) (my kid is almost 16).
#71
January 1, 2012 3:35 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
My new fantasy is back to blow an asian guy in a mummers costume


sorry, but you KNOW it 's true

*rob*

Edited at January 1, 2012 3:35 PM
#72
January 1, 2012 3:39 PM - Arkady
Lech - Long, long ago. Functionally 6 months, legally two years.
#73
January 1, 2012 4:42 PM - dibs
So this is Jose. The bartender at woodies. I've been in love with him since 1998

And since some will ask, yes, twice
Edited at January 1, 2012 4:39 PM
#74
January 1, 2012 4:53 PM - dibs
Dirty franks crowd
Edited at January 1, 2012 4:51 PM
#75
January 1, 2012 4:58 PM - dibs
Rob...there's a whole smurf bunch of mummets
Edited at January 1, 2012 4:58 PM
#76
January 1, 2012 5:47 PM - CGar
"there's a whole smurf bunch of mummets"

Just guessing:

1. He means a whole bunch of smurf mummers.

b. dave's been drinking.
#77
January 1, 2012 5:52 PM - BoerumHillScott
Anyone eating any traditional New Years foods?
We are eating black eye peas to ensure we will be healthy and cabbage to make sure we will be wealthy this year.
#78
January 1, 2012 6:17 PM - Arkady
If it takes eating cabbage to get 'cabbage', I guess I'll be poorer.
Edited at January 1, 2012 6:17 PM
#79
January 1, 2012 6:36 PM - Arkady
I haven't laughed so hard in ages as I did at this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9dqjaTs780&feature=player_embedded

#80
January 1, 2012 6:53 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
im about to go to the supermarket and steal a tomato and buy dinner and then come back and play some pac man world rally. apparently the big L on my forehead did not get erased in 2012 lol

*rob*

Edited at January 1, 2012 6:53 PM
#81
January 1, 2012 6:59 PM - Deleted
*Rob*

Jackie Gleason intended the Honeymooners to recreate Brooklyn as he knew it when he was growing up. As such, the address of his home in the series, 328 Chauncey Street, was that of his actual boyhood home. The front of the building (shown in a few scenes) was also a re-creation of the walk-up apartment building in which he grew up.

Chauncey Street is in Bed-Stuy. At the time that the series was made (1956) the reputation of Bed-Stuy had morphed into the (Montrose cover your eyes) "ghetto" of do-or-die fame. Gleason thought it wouldn't work to have the series set in Bed-Stuy. So, even though the address is given as 328 Chauncey Street, the series was supposed to be set in Bensonhurst.
#82
January 1, 2012 7:06 PM - Deleted
By the way: the fact that the Honeymooners is still showing 56 years after it originally debuted, and in a 20 hour marathon no less, is a testament to the hold this series has on a large group of New Yorkers. There are two reasons for this pheomenon. First, as East New York also mentioned, no series better portrays the life of old working-class Brooklyn.

The second reason is that Jackie Gleason was a comic genius, and his humor drew from life in Brooklyn. Here is a series that has an almost fanatical following, even though it was shot in black-and-white, on simple sets, with no foul language or sexual material. There's no substitution for genius.
#83
January 1, 2012 7:35 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
wow, crazy honeymooners history there benson! my grandfather thought it took place in jersey (for real) . union city or something

*rob*

Edited at January 1, 2012 7:35 PM
#84
January 1, 2012 7:38 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
First, as East New York also mentioned, no series better portrays the life of old working-class Brooklyn.

Mr. Drummond disagrees

*rob*
Edited at January 1, 2012 7:38 PM
#85
January 1, 2012 7:40 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
omg LOL wtf are they eating?! no wonder kimberly became a bulmic!

*rob*

#86
January 1, 2012 7:42 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
that picture is ALL KINDS OF fucked up

*rob*

#87
January 1, 2012 7:45 PM - lechacal
Benson, I think I told you about having dinner last year (well 2010 so two years ago as of today) with one of the women who was on that show.
#88
January 1, 2012 8:38 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
kimberly died, dude

*rob*
Edited at January 1, 2012 8:38 PM
#89
January 1, 2012 8:39 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
along time ago

*rob*

#90
January 1, 2012 10:11 PM - Donatella
Arkady, that video was hilarious.

I loved the Honeymooners but my brother and his boys are fanatics and talk to one another with Honeymooner references. For example, one of the boys dates a girl named Rachael and everyone greets her by saying "Rachael, you came back!!" Do you know that episode, Benson?


Edited at January 1, 2012 10:11 PM
#91
January 1, 2012 10:33 PM - Deleted
Donatella;

I characterize myself as a Honeymooner fanatic, and I know that line well. The guys with whom I play poker are also fanatics, and we bounce that very line around all the time. It is a scene where Ralph hams it up as an amateur actor, and he pronounces the line as follows: "Rachel, you've commmmmmmback". I'm sure that's how your brother pronounces it.

There used to be a guy in my office who was a fanatic too. We used to characterize every business situation with a reference to a scene from the Honeymooners.
#92
January 1, 2012 10:40 PM - Donatella
Well, you would all be speaking the same language Benson. These guys are something else. :-)
#93
January 2, 2012 8:22 AM - DeadCatBounce
Arkady, that clip was hysterical!
#94
January 2, 2012 10:31 AM - Arkady
Is no one on or is my computer screwed up?
Edited at January 2, 2012 10:31 AM
#95
January 2, 2012 10:43 AM - dibs
I'm about to catch the train back from Philly
Edited at January 2, 2012 10:43 AM
#96
January 2, 2012 10:50 AM - MontroseMorris
Happy New Year everyone.

I don't like the Honeymooners either. I never saw it growing up, as we only had one channel where I lived, and the Honeymooners wasn't on it. As an adult, one of my friends encouraged me to sit with him through a couple of episodes and he was rolling on the floor. I didn't get it. I found JG to be rude, crude, and unfunny. Too bad Gleason didn't man up and tell the world he grew up in Bed Stuy. At the time, it might have made a difference, as in '56, the worst was yet to come.

For the record, I don't like sitcoms anyway. I don't think very many of them are funny beyond a clever line or two. The original Cosby Show is the only exception. He was brilliant. The spin-offs were not. Cheers was also good. But that's it. I never watched a single episode of Friends, and hate Seinfeld. I don't find him, his cast of characters on the show, or their entire version of NY, funny at all. I think I've watched maybe one or two episodes, only because I was trapped in someone else's house at the time. I really hate sitcom children, too.

I'm joining Pete in the curmudgeon club, but that's how I feel.
Edited at January 2, 2012 10:49 AM
#97
January 2, 2012 11:01 AM - MontroseMorris
Thinking back, I also have to add Taxi to the good ones. I think shows like Cheers and Taxi were good because the ensemble casts were full of really good, and genuinely funny actors with great timing, and the shows were written to make the most of them. Most sitcoms now revolve around one actor or actress who is usually a stand up comedian, and the show is written around them. It usually doesn't work for very long.
#98
January 2, 2012 11:16 AM - MontroseMorris
A new title for my masthead! Thread killer Jane!
#99
January 2, 2012 11:17 AM - Arkady
I do like sit-coms such as original 2.5 Men, Big Bang & several old ones. I never liked Gleason, Archie Bunker, Lucille Ball & others. Did like the UK original of All in the Family which was called Till Death Us Do Part. Loved Hyacinth Bucket.
January 2, 2012 11:22 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
For the record, I don't like sitcoms anyway. I don't think very many of them are funny beyond a clever line or two. The original Cosby Show is the only exception. He was brilliant. The spin-offs were not. Cheers was also good. But that's it. I never watched a single episode of Friends, and hate Seinfeld. I don't find him, his cast of characters on the show, or their entire version of NY, funny at all. I think I've watched maybe one or two episodes, only because I was trapped in someone else's house at the time. I really hate sitcom children, too.

im sorry but LOL @ this little glimpse into your psyche. i mean that in a good way. the cosby show was definitely great, but i disagree with you that the spin offs were not. A Different World was sitcom GOLD. as was Married with Children. and lol @ "hating sitcom children". how can you hate arnold and steve urkel?!? i can understand hating marcia brady and the red-headed step-children who seemed to be pretty ubiquitous in the 80's. i think most modern sitcoms are aweful tho, dont really watch any of them. i think they try too hard or something. i never really like seinfeld much but some bits were funny. Friends, while technically a very good show for what it is, was nothing more than 90s moonfaces (sorta).

the cosby who also gave us Raven (she was on later seasons as cousin rudy). please tell me you dont hate her too!!? aunt vanessa would be pissed.


January 2, 2012 11:23 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
and ill say it again, i am SO over the vacation holidays, i just want to get back to work already.

*rob*

January 2, 2012 11:25 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
oh yeah and did the cosbys live in brooklyn heights or fort greene?! there seems to be a bit of a debate about it. i always thought brooklyn heights.


*rob*

January 2, 2012 11:28 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
and i always thought the wardrobe consultant for the cosby show should have been fired. tacky sweater overload on that show!

*rob*

Edited at January 2, 2012 11:28 AM
January 2, 2012 11:28 AM - dibs
Amtrak now has free WiFi but it blocked Silverdaddies so I'm back on Verizon.
January 2, 2012 11:28 AM - Arkady
I keep thinking it's Tuesday. Went into panic about alt side!
Edited at January 2, 2012 11:28 AM
January 2, 2012 11:33 AM - dibs
I keep thinking it's Sunday. Went into panic about missing church.
January 2, 2012 11:34 AM - Deleted
Am I the only one who is working today?
January 2, 2012 11:35 AM - dibs
Who among us is surprised that MM doesn't like sitcoms????
Edited at January 2, 2012 11:35 AM
January 2, 2012 11:38 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
2012 Predictions thread is up! Predictions, please!
January 2, 2012 11:38 AM - dibs
I have to go to a funeral this evening. Ardenia's mother. Some of you met her. She's the woman I was going to do Butternut Market with.
Edited at January 2, 2012 11:38 AM
January 2, 2012 11:39 AM - dibs
I predict Cobble will continue to be a jackass.

:)
January 2, 2012 11:39 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
Too bad Gleason didn't man up and tell the world he grew up in Bed Stuy. At the time, it might have made a difference.

i dont know about that... i know a lot of people who moved to the suburbs in the 60s and early 70s because drugs were being pumped into major cities like mad. wasnt really a race issue for a LOT of people (tho im not saying it wasnt for some). now that the suburbs are total drug dens you have a lot of young parents coming back into the cities. tho ill be flat out honest, im not a big fan of the types of people coming back, i really do wish they stayed home. like the stupid latte-sipping ratdog lady i got into a scuffle with this weekend. grrrrrrrrrrrr

seriously, these are the people that ruin neighborhoods for everyone.




*rob*

January 2, 2012 11:42 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
I keep thinking it's Tuesday. Went into panic about alt side!

when i woke up this morning i bugged out not knowing if it was tuesday or monday either!!!
Edited at January 2, 2012 11:42 AM
January 2, 2012 11:45 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
DIBS....
January 2, 2012 11:49 AM - InsertSnappyNameHere
Cobbly, here, borrow this one...
Edited at January 2, 2012 11:49 AM
January 2, 2012 11:50 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
my predictions are up

*rob*

January 2, 2012 12:00 PM - MontroseMorris
"Who among us is surprised that MM doesn't like sitcoms????"

Who cares?


January 2, 2012 12:00 PM - MontroseMorris
Snappy I like the new cat comment. And your avatar!
January 2, 2012 12:10 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
sitcoms, are by default, awful. i can't find fault with anyone who doesn't like them.

however, the golden girls was amazing. anyone who says otherwise is a flat up h8r.



*rob*

January 2, 2012 12:11 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
oh and 21.) betty white is NOT going to die

*rob*

January 2, 2012 12:18 PM - Deleted
Sitcoms suck now. The only one I can really watch that's been created recently is "it's always sunny in Philadelphia". Never could get into friends, Seinfeld etc.
January 2, 2012 12:21 PM - Deleted
I've been watching breaking bad on Netflix the past few days. Damn, what a good show.
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January 2, 2012 12:21 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
it's always sunny is SO good. my roommate got me into that show.

*rob*

January 2, 2012 12:27 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
yeah modern sitcoms on regular tv really ARE barfy these days... like "two broke girls", etc.. who writes that shyte!?

and while i do not condone violence at all, who DOESNT wanna see this chick punched in the face!??!


*rob*

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January 2, 2012 12:35 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Zooey is adorable, rob. Way cuter than you! : P
January 2, 2012 12:35 PM - Deleted
I could still get into full house and roseanne reruns I bet.
January 2, 2012 12:36 PM - Deleted
Ugh @ Zooey

My parents really like big bang theory and modern family Haven't tried to watch them
January 2, 2012 12:42 PM - DeadCatBounce
I hate citibank!
Got a cold call promoting their bi-weekly mortgage program. Any moron can set up a bi-weekly program for themselves for free. These thieves charge a $1000 fee.
Actually, I am torn between being angry at Citi for ripping off their customers, or disappointed at hue-mons for being so gullible and lazy.
January 2, 2012 12:44 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
big bang is AWEFUL. it's one of those shows on late at night on regular tv when i go to sleep. so unrealistic. Roseanne was a very good sitcom tho. modern family is just flat up lame. tho i say that without ever having watched it, but i can sorta tell just by the people on it and the premise how lame it is.

you dont get ANY better in sitcom than this tho.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMG0C6m9i3E

*rob*

January 2, 2012 12:48 PM - DeadCatBounce
Because my younger son wants to be an actor I you-tubed Sanford and sons Aunt Esther, for examples to show him.
They back and forth insults are still hysterical.
January 2, 2012 12:51 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
Zooey is adorable, rob. Way cuter than you! : P

shut your mouth, i am WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY cuter than Zooey.

*rob*

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January 2, 2012 12:51 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
and yeah i dont know what the fuck was going on in that picture

*rob*

January 2, 2012 12:54 PM - DeadCatBounce
Aunt Esther: Oh Fred, I don't know how I can ever thank you!
Fred Sanford: Try shaving.
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January 2, 2012 12:55 PM - Deleted
Rob your friend looks mad fucked up in that pic.
January 2, 2012 12:55 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
Rob your friend looks mad fucked up in that pic.

Harlem, baby... harlem.

*rob*

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January 2, 2012 12:58 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
actually that pic was in park slope (but that was my roommate from harlem), and it must have been a bad pic of her. the dog was penny, my roommate's dog who passed away a few years ago :(

*rob*

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January 2, 2012 1:09 PM - Arkady
Sanford & Son was based on a Brit sitcom - Steptoe & Son - which was a lot funnier.
January 2, 2012 1:15 PM - DeadCatBounce
Thanks Arkady. Will Netflix Steptoe and Son.
Redd Foxx was a comedic genius. the rest of the show was just a vehicle for him, really.
January 2, 2012 1:16 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
brit sitcoms are really funny. but they take a while to actually get the humoUr. then when you finally GET it it's hysterical. it took me forever to get into ab fab, i totally didnt get the humoUr and then when i got it i never stopped laughing.

ooooh a good american sitcom was Small Wonder.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akij7NuaVGk

(warning to Montrose, there are sitcom kids in that link)
*roib*

January 2, 2012 1:20 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
my secret santa gift last year was the dvr for a show called The Might Boosh (awful) and the person who gave it to me said she couldnt decide between that and sanford and sons!!!! sanford and sons is on late at night on freebe air channel 11-4 tho.

*rob*

January 2, 2012 1:34 PM - DeadCatBounce
Here's a Redd Foxx joke for the New Year:
What is the difference between a Pickpocket and a Peeping Tom?
A Pickpocket snatches watches...
January 2, 2012 1:42 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
one of the reasons why i like living in park slope is because there's lots of families around that dont scream dysfunction. im sure they are on some levels, but it's not as in your face. also sometimes it's a way of coping by just being around the things you dont have. sort of a contact high in a way. while it doesnt seem it should be, nyc can be one of the lonliest places on earth, especially if you are gay.

*rob*

January 2, 2012 1:45 PM - lechacal
What's the difference between Ringling Bros. and the Rockettes?

Ringing Bros. is a cunning array of stunts.
January 2, 2012 2:11 PM - Arkady
DCB - One fun tidbit behind Steptoe is that Wilfred Hyde White (one of the garbage picker stars) was arrested for hitting on little boys. In the movie Hard Day's Night his character is described as, "He's a very clean old man." More refs to same.
January 2, 2012 2:20 PM - petebklyn
"I hate citibank!
Got a cold call promoting their bi-weekly mortgage program. Any moron can set up a bi-weekly program for themselves for free. These thieves charge a $1000 fee."
well, glad to see you're coming to realize who the real goniffs are. Corporate america. Can't trust them.
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January 2, 2012 2:21 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
the owner of this building is such a prick. he lives on the second floor and converted all the apartments for his family, but ive never met someone so mean. he's always rolling his eyes at people. obnoxious.

*rob*



January 2, 2012 2:22 PM - petebklyn
I loved Archie Bunker, Honeymooners, George/Gracie Allen, Lucy, etc.

January 2, 2012 2:25 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
ew lucille balle was the EPITOME of 50's moonface

*rob*

January 2, 2012 2:28 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
and what kinda fucked up name is lucille ball anyway!?!? it was the Zoey, Megan, and Ashley of the last century. barf!


*rob*

January 2, 2012 2:37 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
oooh this post on citidata forums... so good

"One other thing I don't get is the "Oooh those RASCALS!" apologetic BS I hear all the time regarding Wall Street's largesse. In the rest of the country many of the people in that business, this city's lifeblood as it's been pointed out, are seen as being worse than Hitler. While that's extreme it's no more extreme than making excuses for them.

The Hope Change party is going to feel pressure to punish Wall Street as the election draws near, and if it doesn't work for them then the Jesus and Guns party will surely abolish or neuter Fannie and Freddie if given the chance. How either scenario (or both) bodes well for NYC real estate is beyond my comprehension.


Last night I heard a drunk thirtysomething woman bragging about how her rent is $2200.00. Not her mortgage but her RENT. We're out of sync with the rest of the world on this. That is not something to brag about. It's a cause for shame.



Read more: http://www.city-data.com/forum/new-york-city/1461072-what-your-plans-impending-housing-market-4.html#ixzz1iKbWPqvJ
January 2, 2012 2:49 PM - Arkady
I loved George & Gracie!!
I wonder if the Citi cold call actually came from them - I bet it's someone scamming on the name. I had something last week that was supposed to be from Chase but I phoned their fraud dept. & it was phishing.
January 2, 2012 2:53 PM - Donatella
I had a fake call from Chase, left on my voice mail. They were sort of obvious - had a "concern" with one of my accounts.
January 2, 2012 2:54 PM - Donatella
D-Cat, that's great about being with the kids over the holiday.
January 2, 2012 3:32 PM - Deleted
Donatella;

Your little blurb above about your sidewalk experience reconfirms my thoughts about the DOT.

Rant coming soon.......
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January 2, 2012 4:12 PM - Donatella
Yes, it involves tree roots and I also tried to get the city to fix the tree part (under the "free" root fixing program). That didn't work either. I applied for that several years ago and kept following up until I gave up.
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January 2, 2012 5:29 PM - rf
My friends left a little while ago. It was a nice visit but it's good to have our space back.
January 2, 2012 6:14 PM - Deleted
Just saw the movie young adult with Charlize Theron at the nighthawk cinema. Depressing movie!
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January 2, 2012 6:33 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
Charlize theron was SO good in Monster!

*rob*

January 2, 2012 6:34 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
nighthawk cinema

is that that moonface theatre that serves dinner?

*rob*

January 2, 2012 7:13 PM - Deleted
Yeah. And now they can serve booze too.
January 2, 2012 7:21 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
i can only imagine how overpriced it all is

*rob*

January 2, 2012 7:27 PM - ij
Nitehawk Cinema is just like a comedy show. You are expected to order two drinks, then they come around for last call, and then the show ends. Every new concept is just a rehash of an old concept, really.
January 2, 2012 7:35 PM - ij
I went to a house party on New Year's Eve. I left, saying, "If I have one more drink, I'm going to lose all sense of decorum." Then I went to my local where I can let my hair down and had three more. A regular there hugged me when I entered.

Then I went home and watched Susan Boyle audition clips until 3 am. Simon's face when she starts singing - awesome!
January 2, 2012 7:46 PM - DeadCatBounce
Good evening IJ.
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January 2, 2012 8:34 PM - Donatella
Hey Jester! Happy New Year.
January 2, 2012 8:41 PM - MontroseMorris
Goes to show you can't judge a book by its cover, Jester. It really was a great commupance moment.
January 2, 2012 9:02 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
i cant be the only one who thinks susan boyle's voice matched her face. oof. im sorry but ugly people do not make good entertainers (specifically singers), as horrible as that is to say. madonna excluded. she's gotta be one of the ugliest people ive EVER seen, but somehow made it work. so props to her i guess.


*rob*

January 2, 2012 9:14 PM - lechacal
What's the difference between an epileptic oyster shucker and a hooker with diarrhea?

The first one shucks between fits.
January 2, 2012 9:26 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
alol

*rob*

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January 2, 2012 9:32 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
it also took me FOREVER to even get that joke. things in life im awful at: logic, puns, and directions. in college i took the GRE's cuz i wanted to go grad school and the logic section kicked my ASS. it made my brain hurt so bad. it was like reading shit in another language. the morning of the GRE when i took it was unfortunately the morning after halloween and i locked myself out of my room, didnt get to have to coffee, and was wearing makeup and still in halloween costume when i arrived to take the stupid exam. it was then that i was like oh fuck grad school what a waste of time and i managed to get thru the GRE and did well on the math section, average on the verbal, and completely bombed the logic section. my brain does not work the way the logic section entails. when i got my GRE scores back i turned into one of those attention seeking lame ass cutters. what a disaster

*rob*

January 2, 2012 9:37 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
i still remember some sort of logic problem that involved red, yellow, and blue, and a bunch of numbers and being like omg NONE OF THIS MAKES ANY SENSE and wondering what exactly it was they were testing! i've never taken an IQ test but i wouldnt be shocked if i did take one and scored like 80.

*rob*

January 2, 2012 9:40 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
my SAT score was nothing to write home about either.. imagine growing up your whole life thinking you were smart cuz you got straight A's pretty much in everything and then to be tested on a standarized test and find out youre nothing more than average, and in the case of the GRE's below average!


*rob*

January 2, 2012 10:01 PM - lechacal
Saw tinker tailor soldier spy tonight. Outstanding. True to Le Carre's style. I grew up reading Le Carre.
January 2, 2012 10:19 PM - Donatella
Susan Boyle had....how do we say it now.....used to be you would say she was slow, borderline retarded. Now we would say she was developmentally disabled - slightly brain damaged by a difficult birth. I hated that whole show, the exploitation of her. Her performance was so moving, so sweet.

But the whole thing was awful; the Simon thing and the tacky aftermath of the show. The sickening, mawkish sentimentality and condescending bullshit that rained upon that woman. The poor thing had to have a psychiatric hospitalization shortly after the thing was over; she was utterly confused and upset. Several times she lost her cool (cursed a few people out who suddenly owned her) ; then the sweet singing angelic creature was demonized. The thing that was so moving about her performance was it sweetness and how she allowed her spirit to soar in an unselfconscious way.

She is no world class singer though, let's be clear about that. Maybe she is better off in the long run now that she had that moment in her life and that she has some money for herself. But it made me hate that show and I hate most TV now.
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January 2, 2012 10:24 PM - Donatella
*rob* you can greatly improve your performance on those standardized tests by taking a test prep course. Also, these tests measure something but don't put down your own intelligence if you didn't get a top score. If you take a Kaplan course and your score goes up dramatically, does that mean you got that much more intelligent? No. If you want to get into a college university, you play the game to get a good enough score.
January 2, 2012 10:24 PM - ij
I politely disagree.

All Scottish people seem incomprehensible. Her brogue is thick as mud. But when she got famous, she needed a handler, and likely refused one, or had no good one. Fame goes to anyone's head.

How many singing star shows do we need? Anyway, a classical singer; that is rare. We don't need anymore pop singers. It's time for adults to transition from Vampire Weekend to opera. Susan lives there. Let's go greet her.
January 2, 2012 10:25 PM - DeLepp
ugh, joe kennedy back on tv promoting citgo and venezuela.
January 2, 2012 10:36 PM - Donatella
Saw that DeLepp.

Jester, I am not sure with what you are disagreeing. I think she is a handicapped individual who gave a very sweet performance and does not have what it would take to fulfill Simon Cowell's Pygmalian act, which I think was exploitative. She was hospitalized in a psychiatric hospital after the whole thing for several weeks.
January 2, 2012 10:43 PM - Donatella
Oh Jester, I agree with you about opera.....and that we don't need any more singing shows and people who have the musical equivalent of grand and petit mal seizures on stage. (NOT that Susan Boyle did that; she was the opposite) The one syllable word which gets turned into a paragraph. By the way, once I watched the Beyonce video of "At last" at Obama's inauguration 20 times. I cried each time. Not because of Obama or Beyonce's singing, but because of the beauty of the lyrics and meaning of that song. When you really fall in love, you know what that means.
January 2, 2012 10:44 PM - ij
Ok, and I interpret her hospitalization as the natural and predictable result of a small town shut-in being thrust in the white hot media spotlight all of a sudden, sans support. Clay Aiken was made into a viable star; surely Susan could be too. Both were counterintuitive to the classic definition of a pop star image.
January 2, 2012 10:47 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
i actually DID take a GRE prep course tho. :-/ it was for poor people tho, so maybe it wasnt very good.

*robv*

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January 2, 2012 10:48 PM - Donatella
I guess we'll never know, Jester, but I think of her as different than Clay Aiken. I think she is a quite fragile person.
January 2, 2012 10:52 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
anyway, im very glad i never went to grad school. talk about a waste of money. and i would have gone for psychology which would have been completely absurd. who am i to counsel anyone!?!?


*rob*

January 2, 2012 10:53 PM - ij
Yes, she's fragile, of course you are correct to see that. And that is why she melted down. People understood it for what it was. With a real agent, she would have been shielded from the "she's retarded" accusations. There is no way she has mental retardation, I believe. She will have a long career I hope. Classical music needs constant refreshing and it is truly the best music!
January 2, 2012 11:00 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
i dont think she IS retarded, but she looks retarded, and that's 90% of what sucks about being retarded

*rob*

January 2, 2012 11:00 PM - ij
You would know.
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January 2, 2012 11:01 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
they do get mad SSDI money tho

*rob*

Edited at January 2, 2012 11:01 PM
January 2, 2012 11:02 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
grab my balls

*rob*

January 2, 2012 11:03 PM - ij
I think you dreamed a dream in times gone by.
January 2, 2012 11:23 PM - lechacal
"Mon, 01/02/2012 - 11:03pm infinitejesterNew
I think you dreamed a dream in times gone by."

Did she dream that god would be forgiving?
January 2, 2012 11:23 PM - lechacal
Or perhaps that love would never die?
January 2, 2012 11:25 PM - lechacal
Oh wait were you saying that because that's something she sings?
January 2, 2012 11:28 PM - lechacal
Ok nydol, back to work tomorrow.
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January 3, 2012 1:48 AM - MontroseMorris
Jester, I have to agree with you.

I really know very little about Susan Boyle, and I never watch American Idol, or it's British parent show, where she appeared. All I know is that she walked out on stage, which was an incredibly brave act to begin with, to the titter and jeers of a public that thinks that physical beauty is indicative of talent. All these shows look for the same thing - "Looks like Britney, sings like Whitney".

Every person in that audience who didn't know her was just waiting for the dumpy, frumpy middle-aged woman to open her mouth and sound like an off-tune goose in heat, so they could laugh and make catcalls. Simon Cowell had his smarmiest face on, ready to dash any dreams she may have had into the dustbin, and he said in his cattiest voice, "Ok dear, what are you going to sing?" She told him, and his scorn was palpable. Then she blew the whole building away. It remains one of the best moments in the history of television for me.

I was sorry she had a meltdown, but it was perfectly understandable. I never got the idea that she was "slow". I hope she continues to sing and makes a fortune, if that's what she wants to do.
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