Weekend Open Thread
January 7, 2012 10:38 AM - InsertSnappyNameHere
He he he.

232 comments
January 7, 2012 10:45 AM - Donatella
Goood morning. Another spring day. Yes! Snappy I read that! lol
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#1
January 7, 2012 10:52 AM - admin
While all you losers were still in bed, I ran a 10K (6.2 mile) race.
I even have the bleeding nipples to prove it.
From no on, I am taking Jackal's advice and putting band aids on before doing long runs outside when it is cold.
Edited at January 7, 2012 10:52 AM
#2
January 7, 2012 10:53 AM - InsertSnappyNameHere
Mornin' folks! Hey, I've been up since 4am!!! Well, that was due to back pain and an annoying kitty, but still, it should count for something.
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#3
January 7, 2012 11:04 AM - Arkady
What's that thing at the top?
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#4
January 7, 2012 11:05 AM - InsertSnappyNameHere
Read it...it's a hoot :-) Only legible on this page though, not from the home page.
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#5
January 7, 2012 11:07 AM - Arkady
I read it but where's it from? Who's Chris?
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#6
January 7, 2012 11:10 AM - InsertSnappyNameHere
FB. Don't know who he is, other than some random kid who got owned by his pops :-)
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#7
January 7, 2012 11:13 AM - Donatella
Who's admin? Scott?
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#8
January 7, 2012 11:18 AM - Deleted
When I was on grand jury duty a couple of years ago, one of the cases involved a grafitti artist who was tagging the trains. He was a middle class kid who was trying to prove he was gangsta. He would post his work on his Facebook page.

The police appreciated that he supplied the evidence.
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#9
January 7, 2012 11:19 AM - lechacal
Congrats on the run BHS! Which race?

At West Point with the kids.
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#10
January 7, 2012 11:23 AM - dibs
What an incredible day. Too bad someone isn't going to have a deck party. I have to stay sober today anyway. Lots of work to do.

Might have burned some brownies already!!!!
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#11
January 7, 2012 11:27 AM - admin
It was the NYRR's Joe Kleinerman Classic in Central park.
I pretty much only do NYRR races because of the 9+1 guaranteed marathon entry.

Edited at January 7, 2012 11:27 AM
#12
January 7, 2012 11:33 AM - Donatella
The other day I saw cherry blossoms blooming on my street. Nature is mixed up but that's ok with me.
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#13
January 7, 2012 11:37 AM - lechacal
Great BHS. Damn I wish I had thy on my radar, would have run it. Doing maybe 7 miles today. Taking it easy as I am tapering down in preparation for the marathon a week from today.

West Point is great.
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#14
January 7, 2012 11:39 AM - dibs
Some truly incredible 1930s Mercedes benz being auctioned on Speed now...all $2.5 Million +

0.001%
Edited at January 7, 2012 11:39 AM
#15
January 7, 2012 11:45 AM - petebklyn
rt 218 going north from west point is great drive with views of hudson river.
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#16
January 7, 2012 11:47 AM - dibs
I enjoy the Amtrak ride to Albany when I visit my parents...along the Hudson all the way. Great views.
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#17
January 7, 2012 11:48 AM - lechacal
There is a Lee barracks here. Lee. I am actually quite offended. Great general but he COMMITED TREASON AGAINST THE UNITEd STATES.
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#18
January 7, 2012 11:53 AM - BoerumHillScott
There is a Lee everything in the South.
My sister went to Robert E. Lee High School, and their mascot was the Rebels.
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#19
January 7, 2012 12:00 PM - dibs
Lots of Lees in Korea too.
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#20
January 7, 2012 12:06 PM - Arkady
Sometimes burnt brownies are good - when they're sort of crisped along the edges.
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#21
January 7, 2012 12:07 PM - denton
Hi all:

The Colombians are coming tonite. I'm working on the following:

1 whole beef shell
1 whole pork loin
10 lbs of chicken thighs
5 lbs of shrimp
10 lbs of potatoes
3 lbs of beans
2 lbs of rice
a lot of salad

should be fun

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#22
January 7, 2012 12:16 PM - Donatella
How many people, Denton? That's a lot of food.
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#23
January 7, 2012 12:18 PM - rf
That's a lot of meat/shellfish/protein!
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#24
January 7, 2012 12:51 PM - Arkady
Sorry I can't make it, denton.
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#25
January 7, 2012 12:57 PM - DeadCatBounce
Denton, the whole country?
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#26
January 7, 2012 2:24 PM - denton
somewhere around twenty. Or maybe thirty. I can't count.

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#27
January 7, 2012 2:36 PM - Deleted
Everyone crash Denton's place!
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#28
January 7, 2012 2:37 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
can your cesspool handle 30 people using your bathroom with that much food?!?!?! you should look into renting a porta potty for the men. google partypotties, there's a bunch of companies that rent them for house parties.


*rob*

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#29
January 7, 2012 2:38 PM - lechacal
West Point was great. What a spectacular campus. The tour guide gave me lots of guff about being a Navy man but it was all in good humor. My kids really enjoyed it.
#30
January 7, 2012 2:41 PM - lechacal
The Revolutionary War history of West Point is interesting. They places a giant metal chain across the river to stop British boats. They still have links from the chain.
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#31
January 7, 2012 3:11 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
Um....Denton, long time no see! Perhaps I should swing by for dinner tonight :-)
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#32
January 7, 2012 3:21 PM - petebklyn
I wonder what % of USA realizes west point is like 60 miles north of NYC.
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#33
January 7, 2012 3:25 PM - petebklyn
"



"There is a Lee barracks here. Lee. I am actually quite offended. Great general but he COMMITED TREASON AGAINST THE UNITEd STATES." --
you think there are any buildings in the deep south - barracks or high schools named after abe lincoln. It does bother me how they get away with glamorizing the whole rebel/cessesionist movement in the south. It was treason.

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#34
January 7, 2012 3:27 PM - petebklyn
was great january day for bike riding (upstate). and no storms on the horizon in 10 day forecast.
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#35
January 7, 2012 3:52 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Just back from Cobble Hill, so many people walking around on this beautiful day! Saw the short people, some other friends and one with a new baby — so sweet!
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#36
January 7, 2012 3:53 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
what is west point? or i guess where is it? are you talking about the college? moved a GINORMOUS AC and a china cabinet down 4 flights of stairs earlier. ugh. i GOTTA stop smoking and exercising or something. the only problem with exercise is that my mind races and i get annoyed. i lugged an exercise bike into my apartment once a while back and id be using it and smoking at the same time. wtfark. maybe i should use my rollerblades in the park, but honestly, do people still use those? and im so clumsy and uncoordinated that whenever i did used to use them i would always smash into trash cans and stuff. maybe i should join an old lady group and start power walking lol (i do see them in the park sometimes). they arent running or jogging, just walking really really fast but i can totally see the thought bubbles above their heads and it aint pretty. most of the thought bubbles i see above the heads of the power walkers show them cutting their husbands penises off and stuff. wtf is THAT about?

*rob*



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#37
January 7, 2012 4:21 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
i just used the MTA info trip planner site for the first time. i must say, im impressed!

*rob*

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#38
January 7, 2012 4:39 PM - BoerumHillScott
There are some places named after Lincoln, Grant, and others Union leaders in the South, but I guess that they are outnumbered 10 to 1 by places named after Lee, Jefferson Davis, and other Confederate leaders.

A number were built in the 1960s during the civil rights era to send a message. That is also when the Confederate battle flag became popular again, to the point where several states incorporated it into their state flags.
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#39
January 7, 2012 4:47 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
the grammer school i want to was called Lincoln School (from 2nd-8th grade). the one i went to in K-2nd was Robert Fulton School. im not exactly sure who robert fulton is. there were 5 grammer schools in my area:

Lincoln
Robert Fulton
Horace Mann
Robert F. Kennedy
(im completely blanking on the last one...)

then everyone in those schools was funnelled into one ginormous high school.



*rob*

Edited at January 7, 2012 4:46 PM
#40
January 7, 2012 4:47 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
not robert kennedy.. i think john kennedy? actually now i have no clue which one it was named after.
im going to go look it up

*rob*

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#41
January 7, 2012 4:50 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
just looked it up. apparently there are six.. maybe they added one since i left.

franklin
fulton
horace mann
kennedy (it doesnt specify which kennedy) but im assuming JFK cuz there's a JFK boulevard there
lincoln
Mckinley

*rob*

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#42
January 7, 2012 5:02 PM - denton
lol snappy come on over. I need someone I can speak English to.
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#43
January 7, 2012 5:02 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
wow it's kinda cool seeing websites from where you grew up. i want to look at my high school's website now and see what classes they offer. when i went there they did not offer a single AP class. they had honors classes, but there was never any mention of AP exams or anything.

i preferred getting A's in regular classes than honors classes. i took us history 1 honors and was like omg youve GOT to be fucking kidding me? so i took regular us history II (wound up getting the SAME teacher that i had for honors I) and was like oh this is MUCH more my style.

i DID love biology 2 honors... but the honors was just tacked on i think cuz most people didnt have to take anything more than one year of bio anyway. i actually LOVED that class and got 99's every marking period. regular biology I i thought was actually harder, but then again it depends on the teacher.

with US history I honors and US history II regular (having had the same teacher) it was so funny how he viewed his students. in honors he was a total smarmy dickhead (seriously) and in regular history class he was actually kinda funny. totally bizarre. i spent the whole time in us history II regular giving him the stink eye cuz i didnt know if he was being phoney or real. and us history II regular basically the day before any test he would just flat out tell you exactly what was on it, but in his honors classes he pulled random questions out of the blue on tests and stuff, i found the whole thing absurd.

i learned nothing from either of those classes. (except that teachers are a bunch of weirdos) everything i know about history NOW i have learned on the internet.

the best teachers i ever wound up with in high school were the math teachers, i lucked out, they were all amazing. the worst? the english teachers, i always had bad luck and wound up with the worst ones. (the most annoying ones i mean). and all my science teachers i thought rocked as well.

3 out of 4 years i had extremely tolerant phys ed teachers who were very nice. as long as you tried, you got an A.

funny how everything i do NOW as a job/career i learned in Exploratory Business in NINTH grade. i could have dropped out after 9th grade and have the skills i now utilize lol.

why am i ranting about this shit!?!?

*rob*



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#44
January 7, 2012 5:19 PM - etson
The art teachers were the worst in my high school. They didn't actually teach anything, just drank coffee and bitched at you if you couldn't draw or paint well. Gave it up as soon as I could but from others' experience they were just as pointless / terrible in other schools. My Physics teachers were bad as well, but more because they weren't good at explaining than through being obnoxious. English teachers were lazy but could be fun.
Maths, history, chemistry, geography, classics were all good.
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#45
January 7, 2012 5:24 PM - etson
Thinking about it the subjects I enjoyed most subsequently were those for which I had good teachers in 3rd and 4th form (8th-9th grades I think).
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#46
January 7, 2012 5:29 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
oh yeah, my physics teacher was awful too. i completely forgot about that class. we had two physics teachers, one easy and one hard, and i got stuck with the hard one, but it was pretty easy to know what he wanted from you to get a good grade. the whole class felt really watered down and i think we only covered, shit you not, like only three chapters of the entire textbook in a whole year!

i only took one art class in high school, Painting I because i didnt want to take computer programming III (which would have been so outdated anyway) as was the first computer programming class i took freshman year was done on apple II's? and in LOGO. :-/ in 1991. wtf? that class was awful too. computer programming II was just as bad and i can't remember which language that class was... i just remember it being really sucky and at the time i was able to go on some file sharing BBS site and totally stole an entire program and used it as my own. now it's eating me up what language was being taught in that class!

*rob*

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#47
January 7, 2012 5:39 PM - Donatella
I discovered that I could "cut" classes by the time I got to physics. That was one of the courses I taught myself from the book.

I spent the afternoon getting ready for a friend who was in town and who called to say he was coming over with a few people at 2 (called at 12). Then I got myself and house together and original friend was too daunted by traffic jam to come down here. I wound up cooking for another friend who was supposed to be part of this convergence. We had a nice time. I cooked the salmon and vegetables he brought over. I try to surrender and go with the flow but I really like plans.
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#48
January 7, 2012 6:06 PM - rf
My brother, the one with the liver transplant, is coming to NY next week. Routine screening CT scan found nodules in his lungs. Ugh, ugh, ugh.
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#49
January 7, 2012 6:11 PM - Donatella
oooh, so sorry rf.
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#50
January 7, 2012 6:15 PM - rf
Thanks, Dona.
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#51
January 7, 2012 7:06 PM - DeadCatBounce
My thoughts are with you, RF.
#52
January 7, 2012 11:07 PM - lechacal
Dinner with friends in Dobbs Ferry. Walked home along the Old Croton Aqueduct by moonlight.
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#53
January 7, 2012 11:08 PM - lechacal
I'm sorry to hear that about your brother, rf.
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#54
January 7, 2012 11:29 PM - Arkady
Very sorry about your brother, rf.
Edited at January 7, 2012 11:29 PM
#55
January 7, 2012 11:44 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Terrible news, I'm so sorry to hear about your brother, rf.
#56
January 8, 2012 1:01 AM - rf
Thanks, everyone. He is coming to NYC to see the docs at Mt. Sinai next week so we'll see. He's relatively young (57) and in good shape and the nodules were small so maybe they can do something.
Edited at January 8, 2012 1:01 AM
#57
January 8, 2012 9:42 AM - lechacal
Last night the moon was bright enough to make sharp shadows. It was warm for January. We walked home from Dobbs Ferry along the Aqueduct trail in the moonlight.




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#58
January 8, 2012 9:54 AM - lechacal
Oh shit!!!! I haven't checked my jackal email in weeks - just checked it and realized I missed some pretty important emails. Sorry to the human(s) who were trying to get a response from me.... wish I had seen it!!!
Edited at January 8, 2012 9:54 AM
#59
January 8, 2012 11:21 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
"Sorry to the human(s) who were trying to get a response from me.... wish I had seen it!!!"

Loser. : P
#60
January 8, 2012 11:23 AM - DeadCatBounce
Just watched excerpts from the New Hampshire Republican debate.
As some of the PlusAs have said before, Huntsman is the most grounded, and most presidential of the candidates.
It will take a miracle for Huntsman to get the nomination, but he would be a president who could get bi-partisan support and provide badly needed leadership.
#61
January 8, 2012 11:30 AM - DeadCatBounce
Ron Paul reminds me of Barney Fife from Mayberry, RFD.
Watch this clip to see what I mean:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBuPQgV8yBM

Edited at January 8, 2012 11:30 AM
#62
January 8, 2012 12:28 PM - rf
Where are the rest of the losers? Recovering from a night of drinking and eating?
#63
January 8, 2012 12:39 PM - lechacal
My jackal email is not a good way to get in touch with me.... the email that has my real name in it is good, or a text!!! Terrible timing....
#64
January 8, 2012 12:42 PM - lechacal
Oh that's Washington Irving, by the way -------------->


#65
January 8, 2012 12:45 PM - rf
Dave (if you are awake!), this one is for you.
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#66
January 8, 2012 12:47 PM - dibs
Got up around 10 or so. Cleanup was pretty quick. Making split pea soup now. Over 30 bottles of wine!!!

Trolling Silverdaddies now.
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#67
January 8, 2012 12:48 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
I don't know about any of the other losers, rf, but I was 'more drinking and less eating' last night. So I'm on advil, water and more water today. OY! BH was 'no drinking but more eating', and feels a little overloaded today, so I'm feeding him oatmeal and a big salad later to try to set him straight.
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#68
January 8, 2012 12:49 PM - lechacal
Is "set him straight" code for "make him poop?"
#69
January 8, 2012 12:50 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
I think some gay guy called me a b*tch, kissed me on the lips and I liked it. What in the name of g*d was that all about?! : P
#70
January 8, 2012 12:51 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
LOL! He's already pooped, I think the food was too 1% for his tummy. : P
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#71
January 8, 2012 12:51 PM - lechacal
We had babysitting last night and literally sat around for two hours trying to figure out what the hell we were going to do.

Had an invitation to go to Cookery with friends in Dobbs, but didn't feel like dropping a couple hundred bucks, so we said no and went to a local pub to hang out. Then our friends changed their plans to go to Cedar Street Grill in Dobbs so we joined them after all. It was a nice evening, and I have already told you all about the spectacular walk home.
#72
January 8, 2012 12:52 PM - lechacal
Ugh I really wish I had decided to check my jackal email a day earlier.
#73
January 8, 2012 1:00 PM - Arkady
I overdid both meat & drink & was pleasantly surprised to suffer no after-effects. That's what comes of being young & fit.
#74
January 8, 2012 1:01 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
Ron Paul reminds me of Barney Fife from Mayberry, RFD.


um that's mr. furley.


so who wound up getting the 2012 cat calendar? im gonna be honest, i was a little offended dave looked at it and threw it aside and said raffle it off :-/

*rob*

#75
January 8, 2012 1:02 PM - lechacal
Taking the family to the Leatherstocking trail in Westchester this afternoon for a run / walk / hike.
#76
January 8, 2012 1:07 PM - Donatella
I saw the Meet the Press debate today and I am fascinated by this Republican nomination fight. I think that they are really defining themselves and I am even more interested to see what happens in the near primaries and if there is a brokered convention or what happens with the delegates if there isn't a solid lead by one candidate. Although Ron Paul makes interesting points, I don't take him seriously. The others all are interesting -- can see why Perry would be a popular governor of Texas...the only one I really find repulsive is Gingrich.

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#77
January 8, 2012 1:07 PM - dibs
I agree, Arkady. No hangover here either. Leading a chaste and sober lifestyle means early to bed and early to rise and no hangovers
#78
January 8, 2012 1:08 PM - dibs
And those fucking cubes are on my counter still blinking. Goddam Chinese crap
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#79
January 8, 2012 1:09 PM - lechacal
It kind of sucks sometimes that time is linear.
Edited at January 8, 2012 1:09 PM
#80
January 8, 2012 1:09 PM - dibs
The cat calendar is gone. Not sure who took it
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#81
January 8, 2012 1:09 PM - lechacal
If time weren't linear, I could respond that it sounds great and I'll be there last night.
#82
January 8, 2012 1:11 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
ive never had a hangover. or maybe i dont know what a hangover actually is? (honestly, what is it?)

*rob*

#83
January 8, 2012 1:12 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
and what is that woman doing to monique from behind!?!

*rob*

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#84
January 8, 2012 1:16 PM - Arkady
Bxgrl was awarded the Cat Calendar by dibs. (I don't know what the contest entailed - & probably don't want to.)
#85
January 8, 2012 1:16 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
lol, well im glad it went to a good person

*rob*

#86
January 8, 2012 1:17 PM - dibs
bxgrl is a liberal Democrat. She's not a good person.
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#87
January 8, 2012 1:17 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
that stupid calendar was 8 bux at housing works btw :-/ how do they get away with their absurd pricing!?!? i hate that place.


*rob*
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#88
January 8, 2012 1:18 PM - lechacal
and what is that woman doing to monique from behind!?!

*rob*

The shocker (that's why monique is doing the shocker with her hands, it's like a lesbian thank you wave).
#89
January 8, 2012 1:18 PM - Arkady
rob - Because people buy the stuff! You could've walked a few block & gotten it for half off at B&N.
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#90
January 8, 2012 1:19 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
dave, i still have the receipt for it!!!! you can add that to my itemized deductions this year.

*rob*

#91
January 8, 2012 1:19 PM - Donatella
A old friend, now living down in Delaware, who is now visiting NY was supposed to meet me yesterday. He was frustrated by traffic from Westchester where he is staying and gave up his plan to drive to Brooklyn. He then said that he would meet me this MORNING ?????? for brunch and drive back to the people he was staying with in Westchester for a football game at noon. That too was not going to happen. Some people have a hard time planning - so when time was ticking away I just sent him a text and told him next time. He felt like he had to see everyone in his life in three days. He was glad I let him off the hook. He was trying to do the impossible.
#92
January 8, 2012 1:20 PM - Donatella
What cat calendar?
#93
January 8, 2012 1:22 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
You could've walked a few block & gotten it for half off at B&N.

the housing works price WAS half off of the original price i believe. i like the idea of a thrift store being just across the street basically and i stop in everyday after work in case something is there that is great (mostly books and video games which actually are not overpriced really...) but everything else, especially clothes and stuff. wtf? and the staff are a bunch of see you next tuesdays (sorry to say that, but it's true)

*rob*

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#94
January 8, 2012 1:22 PM - lechacal
Oh wait, I got the shocker wrong. This is the shocker.

Edited at January 8, 2012 1:22 PM
#95
January 8, 2012 1:23 PM - Donatella
I am a one drink person - usually. So never get hangovers. When I got laid off, I got loaded on sake and was hungover for two days. I save that for special occasions.
#96
January 8, 2012 1:23 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
^ that picture is ME when the cashier says something stupid. which is like, always. oh and when i bought that calendar? she asked me if i was a "cat person" :-/ i got flibbered and said "im a dog" lol

*rob*

Edited at January 8, 2012 1:23 PM
#97
January 8, 2012 1:26 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
What cat calendar?

it was my gift to the host, along with a bottle of wine. (im not a scrub who shows up empty handed) but it was tossed onto a chair and unappreciated. it's aweful when people dont appreciate.

*rob*

#98
January 8, 2012 1:26 PM - Arkady
I'm joining the new avatar movement but just for the day. The cat I usually have is named Beckett - now I'm using his eponym.
#99
January 8, 2012 1:28 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
^ that picture is ME when the cashier says something stupid.

NOT the shocker pic

*rob*

Edited at January 8, 2012 1:28 PM
January 8, 2012 1:30 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
oh and i have a giant gayboy crush on adam's wife.

*rob*

Edited at January 8, 2012 1:30 PM
January 8, 2012 1:32 PM - MontroseMorris
"bxgrl is a liberal Democrat. She's not a good person."

You didn't care when you were copping a feel and locking lips, you perverted homosexual Republican cad, you! And I saw what you were doing with Amzi. With his mother standing right next to him! You conniving canine!

Rob, I can't believe you don't remember giving Bxgrl the calendar. You killed a lot of brain cells last night.
January 8, 2012 1:32 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
Rob, I can't believe you don't remember giving Bxgrl the calendar. You killed a lot of brain cells last night.

ooof. yeah now i do remember. do you know we have trillions and trillions of brain cells? it's like our national debt, but in the reverse. im going for ZERO BABY!

*rob*

January 8, 2012 1:37 PM - rf
Rob, I'm getting sick of your photos. Same old, same old, why bother?
January 8, 2012 1:37 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
You didn't care when you were copping a feel and locking lips, you perverted homosexual Republican cad, you! And I saw what you were doing with Amzi. With his mother standing right next to him!

how did i miss THAT!?! who was the woman who dragged me into the backyard to give her a psychic reading and i was like i cant really read at the moment and she was like yes you can and you will and i was like youre hurting my brain and she was like just give me a reading!?! and then i gave her a reading, but i dont think it was accurate. i felt like i was being psychically raped. that's not cool.


*rob*

January 8, 2012 1:38 PM - dibs
rob, did you know that Vanna White makes $5,000 per episode...over $1Million a year
January 8, 2012 1:38 PM - dibs
Just for turning letters, which she doesn't even actually turn anymore
Edited at January 8, 2012 1:38 PM
January 8, 2012 1:39 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
Rob, I'm getting sick of your photos. Same old, same old, why bother?

*rob*

Edited at January 8, 2012 1:39 PM
January 8, 2012 1:41 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
Just for turning letters, which she doesn't even actually turn anymore

im actually kinda shocked they still keep her around when she doesnt even turn the letters (what do you mean by that? i guess i havent seen whirl or fortune in a LONG time).

*rob*

January 8, 2012 1:44 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
i used to watch that show along with jeopardy (ugh one of those words i can't spell) with my grandfather. he was aweful cuz he would answer every single jeapardy question, but totally wrong. once in 4th grade i got an ENTIRE row of questions correct. i have no clue what the topic was.

*rob*

January 8, 2012 1:44 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
entire column i mean.

*rob*

January 8, 2012 1:44 PM - Donatella
How many letters per show? Wow. What a gig!
January 8, 2012 1:46 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
"And I saw what you were doing with Amzi. With his mother standing right next to him! You conniving canine!"

OMG, What did you do to Amzi, you old dog!
January 8, 2012 1:46 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
my grandmother had a crush on pat sajack and my grandfather had a crush on vanna. it was quite funny watching WHEEL of fortune with them lol. vanna was called a slut many a times...

*rob*

January 8, 2012 1:46 PM - Donatella
I watch Jeopardy with my mother when I am with her. She watches that and Wheel every night of her life. I do have a tendency to blurt out answers wrong and all which can be annoying.
Edited at January 8, 2012 1:46 PM
January 8, 2012 1:48 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
HA! speaking of robots, my grandfather used to accuse me of being in love with Vicki the robot from small wonder and i'd be like omg EW. i think he was just trying to figure out if i was a homo or not lol.

*rob*

January 8, 2012 1:49 PM - dibs
rob, recently Wheel had a "Vanna For A Day" contest. You should have tried out for that
Edited at January 8, 2012 1:49 PM
January 8, 2012 1:49 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Not surprisingly, BH is very good at Jeopardy. I'm just so-so.
January 8, 2012 1:50 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
I do have a tendency to blurt out answers wrong and all which can be annoying.

that really IS annoying, that is what i grew up with. no wonder i am the way i am. my grandfather also told me that he invented english muffins and i would tell people as a kid that english muffins were invented by him. :-/

*rob*

Edited at January 8, 2012 1:50 PM
January 8, 2012 1:51 PM - dibs
The ONLY good English muffins are Thomas's. I won't eat any others.
January 8, 2012 1:55 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
This is just another indication of why hydrofracking is horribly effed up and shouldn't be done. Once again, the taxpayer/people are getting screwed because a private company screwed up. And our govt and "justice" systems are allowing it!!!

"http://www.businessinsider.com/dimock-fracking-water-epa-2012-1"


January 8, 2012 1:55 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
rob, recently Wheel had a "Vanna For A Day" contest. You should have tried out for that

lmfao, um no. you should see me filing paperwork at work. im really REALLY bad at the letters between L and Q. :-/ i literally have to concentrate hard on what letters come before what letters.

at least i admit my faulty areas (some people seriously pretend they have none!)

*rob*

January 8, 2012 1:57 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
The ONLY good English muffins are Thomas's. I won't eat any others.

total agreeance! i would NEVER eat a 10 dollar moonface english muffin (and there are many these days)

*rob*

January 8, 2012 1:59 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
omg what the fuck is "hydrofracking!?" sorry but that word kinda rocks but im terrified to know what it really means and will not click on that link.

fracking meant fucking on that show battlestar galactica i believe. and hydro means weed. does it mean fucking weed? weed fucking?

*rob*

January 8, 2012 2:00 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
Once again, the taxpayer/people are getting screwed because a private company screwed up. And our govt and "justice" systems are allowing it!!!

you be sounding like one of those 'publicans!

*rob*

Edited at January 8, 2012 2:00 PM
January 8, 2012 2:01 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Yes, rob, "weed f*cking" is ruining the water supply/natural aquifers in many places. So don't do it! : P
January 8, 2012 2:04 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
do they ("they") still put fluoride in our water?

*rob*

Edited at January 8, 2012 2:04 PM
January 8, 2012 2:06 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Yes, they still put flouride in the water, along with chlorine bleach.
Edited at January 8, 2012 2:09 PM
January 8, 2012 2:13 PM - Donatella
Well, *rob* my grandfather said he could lay eggs. He would suddenly yell after Sunday dinner "Hanny, I think one is coming." Then all the kids would gather as he would slowly release a large hard boiled egg from his mouth. This was a thing he did for a while and all the kids and my cousins believed he had the power to lay eggs.
January 8, 2012 2:19 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
Yes, they still put flouride in the water, along with chlorine bleach.

maybe this is a dumb ass question. but for as long as ive lived ive always found bathroom tap water AMAZINGLY good. i drink from the tap in the bathroom all the time, always have. why does water that comes out of the kitchen tap not taste as good? it has to be from the same source right? anyway, i love bathroom tap water, which is why i get so angry when it comes to poo mist. cuz i never use a cup for the water i just drink from my hands like nature intended it to be. now im seriously grossing myself out thinking about this.



Edited at January 8, 2012 2:19 PM
January 8, 2012 2:21 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
^ that bathroom picture i just posted, i LOVE. if it was cleaned up it would be my fav. bathroom ever. i can just picture myself taking a bubble bath!

*rob*

Edited at January 8, 2012 2:21 PM
January 8, 2012 2:22 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
lol donna about the eggs. i think old grandfathers made so much shit up it's not even funny

*rob*

January 8, 2012 2:26 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
the hamper thingie on the right side HAS to go tho. i lived in an apartment in harlem once where it had a hamper embedded in the wall like that. grossed me out. and those things barely fit enough clothes and seriously you gonna be putting your stank ass clothes in an enclosed thingie like that and let it sit for days? :-/ people back in the day were fucking disgusting.


*rob*

Edited at January 8, 2012 2:26 PM
January 8, 2012 2:39 PM - Donatella
I think now, he was probably the age I am now and he and my grandmother probably lay in bed at night laughing their asses off at how much fun they had with us. We were so believing. They were partners in the deception. Plus they told us tons of bullshit about our Irish ancesters, that we were descendants of some great Irish royalty. It was all crazy but we believed everything.

January 8, 2012 3:01 PM - rf
So was this the theme?
Edited at January 8, 2012 3:01 PM
January 8, 2012 3:05 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
So was this the theme?

no, more like

*rob*
January 8, 2012 3:08 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
and
Edited at January 8, 2012 3:08 PM
January 8, 2012 3:11 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
lol

pics of drunk chicks >>>>> cat pics

*rob*

January 8, 2012 3:21 PM - Arkady
Feline fine...
January 8, 2012 3:24 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
the tail of that cat in the middle is, um, all kinds of fucked up. and its cow spots. but the tail is the same as the cat on the right!?!? the cat on the left doesnt HAVE a tail, just a stub. cats are f'ing evil.


*rob*

January 8, 2012 3:27 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
the cat on the left totally wants to be a dog btw. talk about being confused

*rob*

January 8, 2012 3:31 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
Plus they told us tons of bullshit about our Irish ancesters, that we were descendants of some great Irish royalty. It was all crazy but we believed everything.

hahahha totally. you dont even wanna KNOW how i got my last name!

*rob*
January 8, 2012 3:33 PM - BoerumHillScott
I have a great time last night. Ate way too much, drank a bit too much, but still felt fine in the morning.
January 8, 2012 3:36 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
omg if you wanna LOL wikipedia your last name. i just did and got this
Christopher D, PC (1812–1881), Canadian editor, lawyer, teacher, judge, and politician
Edwin D FRS, (1821–1898), British astronomer
Kenneth D, (born 1974), Democratic member of the Illinois House of Representatives
Robert D (1761–1831), mentor of the young Humphry Davy
Tony D (born 1970), American basketball player


gonna be honest, im sorta grossed out.


*rob*

Edited at January 8, 2012 3:36 PM
January 8, 2012 3:44 PM - rf
Rob, I don't have that problem!
Edited at January 8, 2012 3:44 PM
January 8, 2012 4:06 PM - Arkady
rob - Have you got your lenses in backwards?
The cat on the left doesn't have a stub - look at how it curls against the wall.
The middle cat's tail isn't at all like the one on the right - it's much fuzzier at the top.

January 8, 2012 4:12 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
omfg!!!!!!!!!!!!!! if you own a pair of 3D glasses (the old school kind that have red and blue) watch this britney video <3

and lol @ arkady asking if my lenses are in backwards (they probably are but at 3.00 and 3.75 it does not matter much)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYfdq9M9ias
January 8, 2012 4:15 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
rob - Have you got your lenses in backwards?

that is SO british sounding... Ab Fab is back tonight btw :) three new episodes

*rob*

January 8, 2012 4:28 PM - lechacal
Still can't believe I missed the emails until today.

The Leatherstocking trail is quite meh in the winter.
Edited at January 8, 2012 4:28 PM
January 8, 2012 4:29 PM - Legion
LMFAO,
this is what my kids are listening to,
345,000,000 hits can't be wrong.
The video looks like something *rob* should be dancing in, ha ha:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQ6zr6kCPj8
January 8, 2012 4:34 PM - Legion
I did something different today and went to McDonald's for breakfast
cause the kids were really bugging me to go for a while.
If you ever go to McDonald's on a Sunday early morning you should know these two things:

1. A lot of old people hang out there on Sunday and they are very territorial.

2. The play area is like the Bronx zoo primate exhibit,
except instead of Rhesus monkeys there are kids screaming and hollerin' all over the place in a wild display of pure id-like emotion. My kids included.

...bring the Excedrin.
January 8, 2012 4:47 PM - Legion
I have a rant in my head about how the sycophantic toadies in the major liberal media are already falling over themselves in an attempt to characterize the Republican field as a bunch of nutjobs.
One wonders what's worse, the lack of originality or the dearth of perspective among the media elite.
Plenty of time for a full-on rant as the year unfolds however.
For now suffice it to say that I wish people would give up on the Huntsman candidacy.
Obviously, if he was the man, he would have "brung" it to the debates and to the national spotlight.

As it is, he is simply playing foil for the liberal establishment who seek a candidate that they can point to and say: "see , I'm objective, if I was voting in the primaries, Huntsman would be my guy."
This, they feel, gives them license to then unload their boilerplate left sided prescriptions for everything that's wrong with the nation, all the while completely ignoring the fact that their own candidate, the President won't dare run on his 4 year record.
Nice try.
Edited at January 8, 2012 4:47 PM
January 8, 2012 4:57 PM - Legion
Conversation overheard at McDonald's this morning
as I sat amongst a gaggle of like 9 old folks:

#1: "...yeah, Brooklyn has nothing these days, not like the old days,
bahhh. We just drive right through there."
#2: "Well, yeah Flatbush and Utica High School aren't like they used to be"
#1: "there's no character there any more!"
As a group: "oh yeah"
#3: "you been to Brighton Beach though?"
#1: "yeah , oh yeah, Manhattan Beach is nice, a lot of Russian there....and Polish."
#1's wife: "I know you're just looking at those ladies in fur coats!"
everyone: "hahahahahah" ....."hahahahahaha"
#3: "oh yeah, those Russian ladies dress in nice furs, there's like fur stores all over."
#4: " yeah, otherwise, no character."
Edited at January 8, 2012 4:57 PM
January 8, 2012 5:06 PM - DeadCatBounce
Hi Legion: Dr. Mrs DCB is trying to figure out if there is any way she can remain in private practice given the direction medical insurer's are taking.
The one insurance company she was in network with sent her a contract offering her reimbusements 62% lower than they were before -- and far below her cost of operation. She dropped out of the program.
Another insurance company quadrupled the deductible to her patients, who are all out of network.
Another insurance company is demanding to see all her patient notes before sending reimbursements.
I am feeling like I am witnessing the early onset of the annihilation of our medical system.

January 8, 2012 5:10 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
The video looks like something *rob* should be dancing in, ha ha:

:-/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymKLymvwD2U&ob=av2e
Edited at January 8, 2012 5:10 PM
January 8, 2012 5:15 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
DCB: tell your doctor wife to just go boutique status and say she doesnt accept scrubs. why is that hard to understand? lots of doctors are going the boutique practice these days and im not gonna cry in my soup if i cant afford their care.

*rob*

January 8, 2012 5:16 PM - Legion
Hi DCB,
Did you read that CNN.com article about doctors going broke that I posted on Friday?
It's simply unsustainable. Medicine is moving in the wrong direction.

The "doctor fix" medicare 27% pay cut was punted forward into February yet again.
A. if they instititute the pay cut, doctor's leave medicine en masse. no getting around it.
B. if they don't go through with the pay cut, the Patient Protection and Affordability Act officially goes into the red. The entire CBO estimate of cost savings from the legislation was built around the assumption that the pay cut to doctors would go through.
January 8, 2012 5:18 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
also am i the only one who thinks we are over healthcared anyway? fuck shit, when you get sick, hello, that means it's time to die. carrying people into their 80s and 90s is beyond psychotic. and it costs us a TON OF MONEY

*rob*

January 8, 2012 5:19 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
"major liberal media are already falling over themselves in an attempt to characterize the Republican field as a bunch of nutjobs."

Maybe because...they ARE nut jobs!

Perry — rich Texas nut job showing early signs of dementia and homophobia.
Bachmann — fruit loop of a nut job, her own party members think she's a nut job! oh, and she's married to a homophobic nut job!
Gingrich — whoa baby, mother load of a nut job, his own party members think he's a nut job!
Santorum — religious freak on a mission from g*d, who's own party members think he's a nut job!
Cain — Ooopsy, he's out.
Paul — 97% nut job.
So who's left...oh right, Huntsman, the only one with actual diplomatic experience who isn't a QUACK!

(Dusting off hands...that was fun!)
Edited at January 8, 2012 5:35 PM
January 8, 2012 5:19 PM - Legion
haha *rob*
not if nanny Bloomberg has anything to do with it,
he's determined to make the average life expectancy in NYC equivalent to that of the giant Galapagos land tortoise.
January 8, 2012 5:22 PM - Legion
"quote:
The video looks like something *rob* should be dancing in, ha ha:

:-/"

What? that was a compliment!
That video has more hits than Elvis. I like that the two dudes are dressed like Heavy Metal rockers.

January 8, 2012 5:23 PM - rf
Cobble, you skipped Romney who will get the nomination, I think. Not nuts but I wouldn't vote for him! (no surprise there!)
Edited at January 8, 2012 5:23 PM
January 8, 2012 5:27 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
Perry — rich Texas nut job showing early signs of dementia and homophobia.
Bachmann — fruit loop of a nut job, her own party members think he's a nut job! oh, and she's married to a homophobic nut job!
Gingrich — whoa baby, mother load of a nut job, his own party members think he's a nut job!
Santorum — religious freak on a mission from g*d, who's own party members think he's a nut job!
Cain — Ooopsy, he's out.
Paul — 97% nut job.
So who's left...

Dana Plato!!!

duh

*rob*



January 8, 2012 5:29 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Right you are, rf, but none of the republicans want him (and neither do I!)!! LOL!!

2012 — The ANYONE but Romney Primary! LOL!
January 8, 2012 5:30 PM - Legion
lol cobble:

Perry — rich Texas nut job showing early signs of dementia and homophobia.
Is that your clinical diagnosis?

Bachmann — fruit loop of a nut job, her own party members think he's a nut job! oh, and she's married to a homophobic nut job!
So because she doesn't subscribe to your religion, or lack thereof, she must be nuts.
ok. She managed to become a successful tax attorney and elected congresswoman. How nutty!

Gingrich — whoa baby, mother load of a nut job, his own party members think he's a nut job!
He got divorced at a bad time (like there's ever a good time to get divorced!)
Like the MAJORITY of married people.

Santorum — religious freak on a mission from g*d, who's own party members think he's a nut job!
Translation: He's a practicing Catholic. oh my!

Cain — Ooopsy, he's out.
Translation, he slept with several women. Yikes.

Paul — 97% nut job.
well sort of agree there.

So who's left...oh right, Huntsman, the only one with actual diplomatic experience who isn't a QUACK!
Already covered Huntsman.
Edited at January 8, 2012 5:30 PM
January 8, 2012 5:34 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Really this primary should just be Huntsman and Romney debating/running. I think that would actually be interesting. The rest of the nut jobs and fruit loops are just a distraction.
January 8, 2012 5:37 PM - DeadCatBounce
Debates between Gingrich and Obama would be the most interesting.
Gingrich is an excellent debater and has an encyclopedic grasp on the facts.
Edited at January 8, 2012 5:37 PM
January 8, 2012 5:37 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
because she doesn't subscribe to your religion, or lack thereof, she must be nuts.

that is the crux of alot of shit. i personally dont find tax breaks for people who breed crotch droppings all that great. i also find it gross that people get married and get those breaks, sorry but they should not. shitting out kids and tying a ring around someones finger gives you tax breaks? get the fuck outta my face. hate that shit.

as a genetic gay man i thought we were ABOVE that shit. now apparently we wanna be all stupid and make lame ceremonies and oh yeah DUH get the tax breaks. fuck off


*rob*

January 8, 2012 5:41 PM - Deleted
I still don't understand why Republican party operatives aren't monitoring this site for advice. The comments are thoughtful, and certainly well-intentioned.
January 8, 2012 5:42 PM - Arkady
"(like there's ever a good time to get divorced!)"
Legion - Even you have to bow to the idea that banging your sec'y while trying to impeach a president for doing same is stupid if not nuts. And, ditto, if you seek a public profile, divorcing when your current wife is on her death bed leaves something to be desired both aesthetically & rationally when all you have to do is wait a bit.
Edited at January 8, 2012 5:42 PM
January 8, 2012 5:43 PM - Legion
agree DCB,
I like when Gingrich turns the question on the generic media/newsperson who asks these questions with assumptions and preconceived notions built in. Like:

Newsman with no clue: "Mr. Gingrich, your proposal to end energy dependence seems out of touch with reality."
Gingrich: [with grin on face] "WTF are you talking about? I made no such energy policy statement and if I did, I doubt you'd have the brains to read it in the first place. Go take a bath you asshat."


January 8, 2012 5:44 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Yeah, but Gingrich is a nut, so that's not gonna happen. : P

Huntsman just has some kind of 'it' factor for me. I've seen him speak a couple times, and he really seems thoughtful and genuine to me. Maybe it's because he's a diplomat, but he connects with people very nicely. If he had better exposure, I think he could do better. Not to mention that I think his experience with the Chinese could be super helpful. Not that I'd vote for him, mind you.
Edited at January 8, 2012 5:44 PM
January 8, 2012 5:44 PM - DeadCatBounce
Arkady - Common misconception that Clinton was impeached for infidelity.
He was impeached for lying under oath.
Edited at January 8, 2012 5:44 PM
January 8, 2012 5:45 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
"I still don't understand why Republican party operatives aren't monitoring this site for advice. The comments are thoughtful, and certainly well-intentioned."

For the same reasons they don't call you for your opinions, asshat! : P
January 8, 2012 5:48 PM - DeadCatBounce
Alfred E. Newman for President!
Edited at January 8, 2012 5:48 PM
January 8, 2012 5:50 PM - Legion
arkady,

I personally think Gingrich's personality takes him out of the game,
but "nuts" relative to what? He obviously has the best grasp of the issues on both sides of the aisle.

Kennedy was banging Marlene Dietrich and Marilyn Monroe in the White House.
Clinton had his cigars and blue dresses.
FDR and Eleanor led separate lives.
I'm sure Lincoln had his own thing going too.

I think poor judgement in personal issues is a personal thing that is separate from the ability to do the job. If Clinton had come out from day one and said "hey, that's just me, Bubba"
I'd have said well ok then. Leave the guy alone and let him run the country. Didn't go that way though.
January 8, 2012 5:50 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
DCB, Splitting hairs again, I see. It wouldn't have gotten to 'impeachment' if Gingrich and others had been more honest and had more integrity about their OWN BEHAVIOR! As in, oh, uh, right, he screwed around with the intern, uhm, well, uh, since I'm banging my sec'y, I guess I should sit down and STFU!
January 8, 2012 5:52 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
im lol'ing inside my own head. you people DO know what is gonna happen in 2013, december... right? right?

heh


*rob*

January 8, 2012 5:54 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
with 99% certainty i am certain that most of us are gonna be DEAD. (and im totally welcoming it for myself). i dont know how or why it's gonna happen, but eh, it's gonna happen. i knew this was gonna be since 1983.

*rob*

January 8, 2012 6:14 PM - Legion
you mean like that movie Melancholia *rob*?

by the way, it was named Best Picture by the National Film Critics Association.
Edited at January 8, 2012 6:14 PM
January 8, 2012 6:29 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
"with 99% certainty i am certain that most of us are gonna be DEAD."

Well there's a CHEERY thought!
January 8, 2012 6:32 PM - dibs
Then why bother filing your taxes, rob????
January 8, 2012 6:32 PM - Arkady
You know as well as I that the great unwashed went after Clinton because of his sexual proclivities, not his dissimulating. If lying were actually actionable, how about Reagan w/ Ollie North or GWB w/ WMD? The Clinton impeachment was manipulative GOP politics - pure (well, not really very pure) & simple (or, actually, Machiavellian.)
January 8, 2012 6:34 PM - Legion
I don't know if *rob's* right about the end of the world or not
but I'm packing a change of underwear just in case!
January 8, 2012 6:41 PM - MontroseMorris
"Santorum — religious freak on a mission from g*d, who's own party members think he's a nut job!
Translation: He's a practicing Catholic. oh my!"

What a load of crap. I was born and raised Catholic, and have plenty of Catholic and otherwise religious friends and relatives, and Santorum's extreme views ain't representative of most Catholics. I know it's fun to paint liberals as anti-religious, or anti-Catholic when it suits you, but that don't make it so. Many Catholics may be anti-abortion and anti-gay marriage, which is certainly their right, and many are the opposite, and many more don't really have a strong opinion either way, but Santorum's views are far into the extreme right of the spectrum. He's not your average Catholic, who probably is more concerned about jobs, the economy, and perhaps some foreign policy issues over social issues. If Santorum wasn't waging a culture war, he's have nothing to say at all, as he has even less solid policy ideas than most of the rest of them.
January 8, 2012 6:44 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
"What a load of crap."

LOL! I love you, MM. Call it like it is, lady! : )
January 8, 2012 6:47 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
"If lying were actually actionable, how about Reagan w/ Ollie North...."

G*d, remember that...cripes, what clusterf*ck that was!
January 8, 2012 6:49 PM - DeadCatBounce
Monica Lewinsky went after Clinton because of his sexual proclivities.
That is how Clinton ended up in court -- where he lied.
I was lied about continually in court during a five year divorce that bankrupted me.
It is extraordinarily difficult, expensive and debilitating to fight lies in court.
I don't think any President/chief law enforcement officer, whether Republican or Democrat, should lie during sworn testimony.

Edited at January 8, 2012 6:49 PM
January 8, 2012 6:51 PM - dibs
At least Kennedy had good taste in women.
Edited at January 8, 2012 6:51 PM
January 8, 2012 6:55 PM - DeadCatBounce
In Clinton's defense, he had sex with the actress from the TV show "The Highlander" when he was Governor.
She was very open about it after the Lewinsky stuff came out.
She said she knew he was married but did it anyway because it was a turn on to have sex with a Governor.
January 8, 2012 7:00 PM - Legion
"I was born and raised Catholic, and have plenty of Catholic and otherwise religious friends and relatives, and Santorum's extreme views ain't representative of most Catholics."

I read that Arch Bishop Dolan was being raised to Cardinal by the Pope,
I didn't know Montrose Morris was in line for church spokeswoman?
When did that happen?
January 8, 2012 7:00 PM - dibs
"She said she knew he was married but did it anyway because it was a turn on to have sex with a Governor."

No interest in Cuomo.
January 8, 2012 7:07 PM - Deleted
"He's not your average Catholic, who probably is more concerned about jobs, the economy, and perhaps some foreign policy issues over social issues."

Montrose;

May I ask how you know this? On what basis do you make such a statement?

I am a practicing Catholic, and I could not make such a statement. So I am wondering how you can make it.
Edited at January 8, 2012 7:06 PM
January 8, 2012 7:14 PM - Deleted
On the subject of Santorum: the multiple episodes in which he was mocked by commentators for bringing home his stillborn child to mourn with his family are truly despicable. If folks want to think his politics is screwy, that's their right. To make political hay out of a family tragedy, however is once again, despicable.

At least Alan Colmes had the decency to apologize about his error. I would expect it from Colmes, because he is a decent man. As for the others: pieces of $hit.
January 8, 2012 7:23 PM - rf
Carl Paladino Shows Up to Campaign for Gingrich
A man remembered in New York State for an unsuccessful but colorful run for governor in 2010 turned up in New Hampshire to show support for Newt Gingrich.
Edited at January 8, 2012 7:23 PM
January 8, 2012 7:24 PM - MontroseMorris
I talk to people, Benson, and I listen to them, as well. Unless you stood at the door of St. Francis for 6 months, and took a poll, you have no stronger a leg to stand on than I do. But I guess it's fine for Legion's outrageous statements to stand as fact, because you agree with him, but I have to be Archbishop Dolan in order to be correct. You will notice that I never said Catholics were one thing or another, I said that they are capable of being pro, anti, or indifferent to various social issues, just like every other segment of the population. Are you going to tell me that 's not true?
January 8, 2012 7:27 PM - Legion
MM,
I didn't say anything more outrageous than suggesting that the Republican candidates weren't necessarily "nuts" because they hold opposing views.
I don't think Barak Obama, Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, John Kerry , Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi are nuts for instance. I believe they are misinformed and have the wrong ideas on many issues.
I think they are partisan many times and have little respect for opposing views much of the time.
I don't think they're crazy though.
Edited at January 8, 2012 7:27 PM
January 8, 2012 7:35 PM - rf
But it's ok for DCB to post the charming Alfred E. Newman caricature of the president, right?

What, me worry?
January 8, 2012 7:40 PM - dibs
It's called freedom of speech, rf.
January 8, 2012 7:43 PM - rf
But Legion is talking about how terrible it is to imply that there are Republican candidates for the nomination that are, shall we say, not playing with a full deck.
January 8, 2012 7:44 PM - Arkady
There were A.E. Newman caricatures of presidents when I was young - just after movable type was invented.
January 8, 2012 7:49 PM - rf
Hey, I don't think there's anything wrong with the caricature. Nor do I think there's anything wrong with non-members of the Republican party expressing an opinion about the Republican candidates. (or vice-versa when the Dems have a primary.)
Edited at January 8, 2012 7:49 PM
January 8, 2012 7:55 PM - Legion
[penciling in rf's name for free Republican National Committee conference calls]
Edited at January 8, 2012 7:55 PM
January 8, 2012 8:05 PM - rf
Legion, I'm sure the DNC wil love to hear from you in 2016!
January 8, 2012 8:15 PM - Legion
:o(
January 8, 2012 8:23 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
"Carl Paladino Shows Up to Campaign for Gingrich"

Do you mean my old buddy Carl "Crackpot" Paladino! I miss him so! : P
January 8, 2012 8:25 PM - dibs
We need more "crackpots" like Carl Paladino, real CHANGE.
Edited at January 8, 2012 8:25 PM
January 8, 2012 8:26 PM - rf
Here you go, Cobble:

Mr. Paladino, remembered for his frequent promise to take a baseball bat with him to the State Capitol, and his dog named Duke, dueling symbols of his populist anger and his softer side, said he had left both of them at home in Buffalo, figuring they might distract from Mr. Gingrich’s message in New Hampshire, for now, anyway.

He said that his home state, however, would be a different story. “I will have my bat ready for the New York primary,” he said.
January 8, 2012 8:28 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
"“I will have my bat ready for the New York primary,”"

CLASSY!
January 8, 2012 8:54 PM - dibs
Looking forward to seeing "The Iron Lady."
Edited at January 8, 2012 8:54 PM
January 8, 2012 8:57 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
I just saw a tv ad (watching 60 minutes, are you?) for that, assuming you were a big fan of hers...I bet Meryl Streep will be fantastic.
Edited at January 8, 2012 8:57 PM
January 8, 2012 8:59 PM - dibs
Story on 60 Minutes now on white truffles
Edited at January 8, 2012 8:59 PM
January 8, 2012 8:59 PM - dibs
LOL, yes.
Edited at January 8, 2012 8:59 PM
January 8, 2012 9:01 PM - dibs
Special mass in France for truffle!!!!!!!!!
Edited at January 8, 2012 9:01 PM
January 8, 2012 9:04 PM - dibs
Crappy Chinese truffles!!!!! Why does this story sound familiar???
Edited at January 8, 2012 9:04 PM
January 8, 2012 9:10 PM - dibs
Oh dear. The real problem is that the spores of Chinese truffles have invaded France. Italy has made it illegal to import them.
Edited at January 8, 2012 9:10 PM
January 8, 2012 9:12 PM - rf
I am sure Pete will have plenty to say about this 1 Percent preoccupation.
January 8, 2012 9:14 PM - dibs
Let him eat cake.
Edited at January 8, 2012 9:14 PM
January 8, 2012 9:37 PM - Arkady
Piece in the Times today about the serving of truffles at a restaurant - turned a pasta dish into a $240 entree (not priced on the menu nor announced by the waiter.)
January 8, 2012 9:41 PM - dibs
Nice to see The Good Wife back.
Edited at January 8, 2012 9:41 PM
January 8, 2012 9:45 PM - dibs
NYC restaurant prices for white truffles are ridiculous. They are far more reasonable in Philly.
Edited at January 8, 2012 9:45 PM
January 8, 2012 10:05 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
everything in nyc is ridiculous when it comes to prices. im seriously thinking about becoming a cat burgular. (that's not someone who steals cats btw)! just watched way too many episodes of the golden girls and now my brain hurts miami style.. good night
Edited at January 8, 2012 10:05 PM
January 8, 2012 10:21 PM - Donatella
I saw Iron Lady today. My friend and I really enjoyed it. Meryl Streep was amazing. I have to say that although I really enjoyed it, I thought that Margaret Thatcher's story told from the flashback perspective of an aged woman suffering from either dementia or some kind of delusional depression was......I don't know.....I guess it was one way to tell the story, but it showed her from such a reduced dimension in contrast to her achievements.
Edited at January 8, 2012 10:21 PM
January 8, 2012 10:34 PM - Donatella
Well, I didn't go into the film with any knowledge of the film but it is a sad movie really of a great woman's life reconstructed from the perspective of her own broken memory (Thatcher now has dementia). Although it is very well done, I am sure we would have strong feelings about the story of Ronald Regan told from his own alzheimer-affected perspective. I felt that there was some level of disrespect somehow.
January 8, 2012 10:39 PM - Legion
To be fair,
GWBush had his own "special investigator" appointed by congress over the Valerie Plame affair.
Lord knows, they would have nailed him big time for any impropriety found.
In the end, all the speical investigator (Fitzgerald) could find to stick was a perjury charge on an assistant to an assistant charged with forgetting to remember something about a case that had no merit since the investigator already knew the source of the leak was in the State Dept. and had no political motive to leak.
Edited at January 8, 2012 10:39 PM
January 8, 2012 10:44 PM - Deleted
We were planning to see "Iron Lady" today, but didn't feel like going out in the cold to Manhattan (it's not playing in Brooklyn yet). We opted to stay in and watch "The Bucket List". Not bad.
January 8, 2012 10:52 PM - Donatella
It is a tour de force for Streep, but I don't think it does justice to Thatcher as a towering historical figure. I still recommend it though.
January 8, 2012 11:03 PM - Deleted
Speaking of movie stars: my sister invited me to go to the screening of the movie she just worked on, at BAM. One of the stars, Susan Sarandon, will be there. I'll need a drink before i go, to be able to stomach being in the same room with her.
January 8, 2012 11:13 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Had to switch off 60 minutes to watch Episode 1 of Season 2 of Downton Abbey! OMG! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this series. It is beyond delicious!! Maggie Smith, of course, has some of the best lines ... on meeting a young woman who's father is a (a mere) solicitor...Maggie/The Dowager Countess says: "Well, I suppose that would leave you well positioned should you ever have difficulty with the law." I nearly spit out my dessert! Every episode is packed full, not a slack moment. They've outdone themselves with this series.
Edited at January 8, 2012 11:19 PM
January 8, 2012 11:15 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
"One of the stars, Susan Sarandon, will be there. I'll need a drink before i go, to be able to stomach being in the same room with her."

Believe me, if she had any idea YOU'd be there, she would need a drink, too. : P
Edited at January 8, 2012 11:15 PM
January 9, 2012 1:32 AM - MontroseMorris
Please, no Downton Abbey spoilers. I watched the Good Wife, because Downton Abbey is repeated at 1AM on Tuesday morning, and I'll see it then. Too poor to justify getting TiVo, or a DVR.
January 10, 2012 11:59 AM - CGar
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