Friday OT
May 11, 2012 6:50 AM - dibs
Greetings from Philadelphia!!!!

373 comments
May 11, 2012 7:14 AM - DeLepp
Great house!

As for romney being a bully, I can only assume that many in the "media" were bullied in HS. pathetic
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#1
May 11, 2012 7:16 AM - dibs
What did romney say? I can't be asked to keep up with current events being retired.
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#2
May 11, 2012 7:20 AM - dibs
Have you seen the video of Prince Charles & Camilla doing the weather??? Really great.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54FKp4Ib4Kk
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#3
May 11, 2012 7:23 AM - Arkady
You've gotta find a hobby, dibs.
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#4
May 11, 2012 7:32 AM - Deleted
Good morning


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#5
May 11, 2012 7:34 AM - dibs
Looking forward to another day with slackers & retards, dh???? Or are you going to work?????
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#6
May 11, 2012 7:36 AM - DeLepp
him and his friends cut a guys hair by force n hs.
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#7
May 11, 2012 7:38 AM - Deleted
Both unfortunately.

Fridays are always insanely busy at work for some reason. I thought it was common courtesy for everyone to lay low on Fridays.
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#8
May 11, 2012 7:40 AM - dibs
And the liberal media is focusing on a prank in HS????? What Democrat wasted his time digging that up???? Sounds like something rf or bxgrl would do.
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#9
May 11, 2012 7:43 AM - rf
Gay bashing too, which he denies. (Says it was the furthest thing from his mind.) I didn't bring it up and I didn't intend to bring it up. But here it is:
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/11/us/politics/years-later-a-prep-school-bullying-case-snares-romney.html

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#10
May 11, 2012 7:43 AM - Deleted
I remember hearing from someone Obama ate dog as a child
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#11
May 11, 2012 7:44 AM - dibs
FBI launching a nationwide ad campaign against corporate espionage, the main targets being people working for foreigners and foreign governments.

Damn Chinese.
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#12
May 11, 2012 7:45 AM - dibs
Foreigners do eat dog, dh.
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#13
May 11, 2012 7:46 AM - dibs
Q.E.D. rf
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#14
May 11, 2012 7:59 AM - dibs
WHERE'S WHAT TO TELL US THE WORLD IS ENDING AFTRER THE JPM TRADING LOSS?????????


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#15
May 11, 2012 7:59 AM - Not_Logged_In
Return of You Know Who: The biggest fucking douchebag in Brooklyn, Jacking his nuts off about Real Estate and now live in PA!
Hypocrisy at it's finest!

The What
Someday this war is gonna end..
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#16
May 11, 2012 8:00 AM - Not_Logged_In
Return of You Know Who: "WHERE'S WHAT TO TELL US THE WOrLD IS ENDING AFTRER THE JPM TRADING LOSS?????????"

Why did JMP come out and disclosed that shit????? I think there's something bigger going on!
Keep smiling Dave!

The What
Someday this war is gonna end..
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#17
May 11, 2012 8:01 AM - dibs
Bought that house in 1999, What. First one to pay over ask in Philly in many years, according to the broker. It's up 300%.

BWAHAHAHAHAHASHAHAHAHAHA

You arived right on cue.
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#18
May 11, 2012 8:02 AM - dibs
What happened What?????? Did you catch herpes from a hipster???????? Is that why you're so cranky??????
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#19
May 11, 2012 8:04 AM - dibs
Cue What cut and paste Volcker Rule...............
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#20
May 11, 2012 8:04 AM - Not_Logged_In
Return of You Know Who: It's OK Dave....
It's coming....
Just be with me when it hits home...

The What
Someday this war is gonna end..
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#21
May 11, 2012 8:05 AM - dibs
Just be with me when it hits home...

The What


OK, THAT was very creepy.
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#22
May 11, 2012 8:10 AM - dibs
A selloff in banks is going to make their Preferreds look VERY attractive here. I have not yet owned any banks (except Standard Chartered and DBS) but am going to start to look at the Preferreds, with good yields.
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#23
May 11, 2012 8:14 AM - Deleted
Sometimes sdfl sounds like a cross between Joan rivers and Sam l Jackson when ranting about what people wear
#24
May 11, 2012 8:15 AM - the chicken
As revealing as the Romney news is, is it really going to change anyone's vote?
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#25
May 11, 2012 8:19 AM - Deleted
Romney has the bully vote locked up
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#26
May 11, 2012 8:21 AM - dibs
Argentina, after nationalizing Spanish oil company, now bans the import of Spanish ham, or Jamon Iberico. These Aregentinians are really nothing more than the Naxis who moved there.
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#27
May 11, 2012 8:22 AM - dibs
Most bullies turn out to be union leaders, aka Democrats.
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#28
May 11, 2012 8:26 AM - dibs
Facebook IPO already oversubscribed. Many people will eventually lose money with this.
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#29
May 11, 2012 8:39 AM - Arkady
I didn't see Camilla in that video, dibs. But it's funny.
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#30
May 11, 2012 8:40 AM - dibs
I saw onewhere she popped in briefly.
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#31
May 11, 2012 9:01 AM - petebklyn
Obama Winning Investors by 49%-38% Against Romney in Poll
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-05-11/obama-winning-investors-by-49-38-against-romney-in-poll.html

Apparently the investment community is bit more intelligent than average republican.
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#32
May 11, 2012 9:03 AM - dibs
LOL, London Mayor says "Bienvenue a Londres" to French millionaires fleeing France after Hollande says he wants a 75% tax on income above E1.0 MM.
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#33
May 11, 2012 9:06 AM - DeLepp
argentina has finally gone over the deep end, jamon iberico is delicious and not easy to get here, especially at 85/lb.

I'm sure obama doesn't want his HS/College years brought up either. Blame tv/blogs as these folks need something to yammer about.
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#34
May 11, 2012 9:06 AM - dibs
Devil is in the detils, Pete.......

"The American presidential election is dividing foreign investors and those based in the U.S., where Romney is favored across the board. U.S. investors choose the Republican candidate as best for the global economy by more than 2-to-1. Respondents outside the U.S. prefer Democrat Obama by almost 3-to-1 in the poll, conducted May 8."


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#35
May 11, 2012 9:08 AM - petebklyn
I sure as sh*t wouldn't want my HS/College years brought up either. Nor the decades following.
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#36
May 11, 2012 9:10 AM - dibs
I wouldn't want nything from my HS years brought up either.
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#37
May 11, 2012 9:15 AM - Slopefarm
Dibs, you really think that photo is the thing that will keep you from being elected president?
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#38
May 11, 2012 9:16 AM - sixyearsandcounting
GM from Boston.
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#39
May 11, 2012 9:17 AM - petebklyn
You still have that suit and tie?

I guess there was some criticism of mark zuckerberg showing up for wallstreet meeting in his hoodie.
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#40
May 11, 2012 9:20 AM - dibs
Six, you up there consorting with Elizabetth Warren?????
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#41
May 11, 2012 9:20 AM - dibs
No, Pete but I probably still have the same underwear.
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#42
May 11, 2012 9:22 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
GM

I think MZ should make at least a mild attempt to dress like a grown up rather than a HS kid. I know plenty of successful people that never wear a suit, but still look neat and professional.
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#43
May 11, 2012 9:22 AM - sixyearsandcounting
Haven't seen her yet, DIBS. If I do, I'll give her your regards.
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#44
May 11, 2012 9:23 AM - dibs
I believe he also snubbed Boston by just sending the CFO there for the roadshow. Not smart.

though the deal is oversubscribed it is far less than expected which means this might be largely placed in retail hands. Retail is stupid.
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#45
May 11, 2012 9:24 AM - dibs
Six, just look for a crazy woman ranting and it'll be her
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#46
May 11, 2012 9:27 AM - sixyearsandcounting
Is the USPS forwarding your mail? I'll sign you up to be on her list, using the Bed-Stuy address.
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#47
May 11, 2012 9:29 AM - petebklyn
that is ok. I snub facebook.
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#48
May 11, 2012 9:31 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
(Where's rob, I'm about to mention BH. : P )

BH won't use FB either. He can't be asked.
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#49
May 11, 2012 9:32 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
there has NEVER been an attractive politian in the entire history of politics. politics in general is a field that ugly people naturally seem drawn to for some strange reason.

*rob*

#50
May 11, 2012 9:32 AM - Slopefarm
OK, folks, one point about that Romney prep school thing. How the public gets to know a presidential candidate is a Bayesian process. It's silly to act as if any piece of background is offered as the make or break reason to vote for/against a candidate. Romney will be putting forth those aspects of his past that he wants out there to shape the narrative of who he is and why people should vote for him. Dems will be looking for the opposite kinds of stuff about Romney. Journalists will be looking for both and vetting both sides' stories. And, of course, how the candidates react to the stuff that gets reported will be part of what people watch as well. All of this slowly accumulates into a narrative over time. too early to tell whether the prep school story will help form the narrative or is an anomaly.

My read is that it is an overreach to call this a gay-bashing kind of incident. More of a let's-nip-this-hippie-nonconformist-thing-in-the-bud-before-it-takes-hold-in-our-school kind of incident. Ugly, but with a different meaning than some folks are trying to give it.

W's wild early days didn't really hurt him, partly because he owned it. I kind of like the "when I was young and irresponsible I was young and irresponsible" line. Romney's response so far seems more calculated. If his first reaction was "wow, yeah, I was kind of a jerk in high school" I think that would put more distance between him now and then. Harder to identify with someone who says he can't actually remember an incident in high school of rounding up a bunch of friends and pinning some kid down and cutting his hair. Really? You don't remember doing that? (Unless, of course, that was something he did a lot.)

The campaign plays out on many, many levels,
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#51
May 11, 2012 9:32 AM - dibs
Buying more SBRA...trades ex-dividend today...8.54% yield and chairman has been buying stock
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#52
May 11, 2012 9:33 AM - petebklyn
Warren would be a shoe-in if what's his name wasn't such a hunk. And Romney wouldn't have a fighting chance against Obama if he looked like Gingrinch.
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#53
May 11, 2012 9:34 AM - sixyearsandcounting
Williamsburg Brunch Wars:
http://www.theatlanticwire.com/national/2012/05/real-war-brunch-williamsburg/52090/
quotes a city councilman: "still listening to all the stakeholders, including the brunching community, the religious community, and the religious brunching community","
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#54
May 11, 2012 9:34 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
similar in how mean sociopaths are attracted to the nursing profession.

*rob*

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#55
May 11, 2012 9:37 AM - petebklyn
okay rob. tell us what guy is attractive enough to meet your standards. You're very coy about what turns you on but always telling us who/what is ugly/turnoff.
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#56
May 11, 2012 9:37 AM - dibs
You're welcome, six
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#57
May 11, 2012 9:37 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
brunching community

barf

*rob*

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#58
May 11, 2012 9:38 AM - petebklyn
I'm surprised we don't get more stories on whether a candidate/pol was a good lay back in college.
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#59
May 11, 2012 9:40 AM - dibs
What about the "no salad in my bloody mary brunching community?????"
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#60
May 11, 2012 9:40 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
You're very coy about what turns you

lol, i really am. it's really no one's business tho.


*rob*

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#61
May 11, 2012 9:42 AM - Slopefarm
"I'm surprised we don't get more stories on whether a candidate/pol was a good lay back in college."

Actually, we sort of got one in one of the reported excerpts from Maraniss's book on Obama -- an old girfriend saying basically, good sex, emotionally a bit distant. During or right after college I believe.

Quick question: Are there any PLUSAs whose vote is actually still in play for November?

#62
May 11, 2012 9:43 AM - petebklyn
another interesting bloomberg story- especially for those folks who are cheerleaders for texas.
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-05-10/climbing-income-ladder-easier-in-new-jersey-than-texas-pew-says.html
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#63
May 11, 2012 9:43 AM - dibs
I think rob's turned on by she-males. I saw him in that section of a porn shop once.
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#64
May 11, 2012 9:44 AM - petebklyn
why is slopey whispering.
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#65
May 11, 2012 9:46 AM - dibs
He's likely ashamed of his political views.
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#66
May 11, 2012 9:48 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
he did not see me in a porn shop :-/

*rob*

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#67
May 11, 2012 9:54 AM - Slopefarm
No, I'm just talking about you, dibs, and I didn't want you to overhear.

Actually, what I was GOING to say before I was so rudely censored, was in response to Pete's comment, that there was in fact a recent report from Maraniss's new book on Obama from an old college girlfriend (actually, may have been first year after college) that basically said: good sex, emotionally a bit distant. Wonder what we will hear about Romney on the sex-during-college front.
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#68
May 11, 2012 9:56 AM - DeLepp
pete, that data was only till 2007. 5 years is big diff when only parts of country in recession. I would expect different results after 2008 meltodwon which really effected NE.
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#69
May 11, 2012 9:56 AM - dibs
Republican-On-Democrat sex is THE BEST.
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#70
May 11, 2012 9:58 AM - sixyearsandcounting
Knowing your tastes, DIBS, I bet you've been on the receiving end of Blue on Red sex.
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#71
May 11, 2012 9:59 AM - dibs
Not always, Six. It's called "versatile." Ask m4l, he seems to know a lot about it.
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#72
May 11, 2012 9:59 AM - dibs
Also, i can't be asked to ask all of them what their political views are before their cock goes in my mouth.
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#73
May 11, 2012 10:08 AM - the chicken
"Also, i can't be asked to ask all of them what their political views are before their cock goes in my mouth."

Also, it's considered rude to talk with your mouth full.
#74
May 11, 2012 10:17 AM - More4Less
I know the game is Sat but now is fine to:
Let's Go Rangers!!!
Let's Go Rangers!!!
Let's Go Rangers!!!

Let's bounce Caps out of playoff like they did to us the last few yrs. We ARE the better team - as they were those other yrs.
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#75
May 11, 2012 10:18 AM - dibs
How 'bout dem Sixers!!!!!!!!!!!



#76
May 11, 2012 10:27 AM - More4Less
Dave, I wrote down on my note pad what is versatile, tops, bottoms, rimming, carpet bombing, etc - all these things I learned on OT
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#77
May 11, 2012 10:29 AM - Slopefarm
Kine ayn fucking hora.

[Everything fine until the last sentence, m4l. Can you please delete.]
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#78
May 11, 2012 10:29 AM - dibs
Good that you're paying attention, m4l. These are things that will be asked of you on your citizenship test. :)
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#79
May 11, 2012 10:30 AM - More4Less
I'm happy to Doug Collins. Always thought he was good coach so good to see him get a playoff series win. I like that Sixers team too - very scrappy.

how about 'em Phillies??? GM surprisingly said if things don't turn around, Phillies might be sellers this season (ie trade away pieces). if they want to break up the team, there'll be a ton of demand during the stretch run for Hamels, Halladay, Lee
Edited at May 11, 2012 10:30 AM
#80
May 11, 2012 10:32 AM - More4Less
Slopey, all I've got to say to you and that other non-believer is "Be GONE". This Rangers bus does not have seating for such fake fans who is still hedging on the team. It is NOT wrong to believe in your team winning when your team IS the better team.

Let's go Rangers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! In the King we trust!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Edited at May 11, 2012 10:32 AM
#81
May 11, 2012 10:34 AM - More4Less
Dave, your philly house (if including a garage) is the dream size house I want - not too big, not too small, not too much curb to manage/shovel snow, not too big of yard to care for,...
Edited at May 11, 2012 10:34 AM
#82
May 11, 2012 10:36 AM - Slopefarm
Dibs, I'm always happy to see Sixers do well, unless it's against Knicks. In addition to my Philly ties by marriage, the Erving-Dawkins-Malone-Toney Sixers are just about one of my all time favorite basketball teams. So much fun to watch (nh). Those guys had no set plays, either, AFAIK. Practices were just pick-up games (nh).
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#83
May 11, 2012 10:38 AM - Slopefarm
Kine ayn hora.

Just how much are the Caps paying you to put the evil eye on the Rangers, m4l?
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#84
May 11, 2012 10:43 AM - rf
Six, I saw this yesterday and thought of you, about the Beastie Boy who died written by a high school teacher. (Maybe our alumni contingent too):
http://www.nytimes.com/schoolbook/2012/05/10/at-e-r-murrow-high-school-a-former-teacher-remembers-adam-yauch/
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#85
May 11, 2012 10:43 AM - dibs
No garage there, m4l. there's a yard with a gate and you could park a car in it but then you'd have no yard. gated parking on the corner and 2 blocks away for $175 per month
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#86
May 11, 2012 10:46 AM - More4Less
Slopey, you aint a fan so no need to knock wood for a team you don't cheer for.
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#87
May 11, 2012 10:47 AM - Slopefarm
Corner houses are a PITA for snow shoveling (more than 4x the sidewalk responsibility of a midblock rowhouse), but I can't imagine dave's out there doing it himself in any event.
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#88
May 11, 2012 10:48 AM - dibs
Well. I used to coach the Sixers.
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#89
May 11, 2012 10:49 AM - dibs
Actually martin does it all winter long.
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#90
May 11, 2012 10:49 AM - Slopefarm
m4l -- I'm not sure you were born yet when I saw my first Rangers' playoff game at MSG (v. bruins 1969, set the record at the time for most penalty minutes in a playoff game). So STFU!
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#91
May 11, 2012 10:50 AM - Slopefarm
I think that's my first STFU.
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#92
May 11, 2012 10:51 AM - Slopefarm
You used to coach a lot of teams, dibs. I didn't realize how often you switched teams.
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#93
May 11, 2012 10:51 AM - dibs
"I think that's my first STFU."


How did it feel?????
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#94
May 11, 2012 10:52 AM - Slopefarm
BTW, I can't tell. Is Larry Brown singing "Creep" or "White Wedding" in that pic?
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#95
May 11, 2012 10:52 AM - Slopefarm
Good, dibs, real good.
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#96
May 11, 2012 11:00 AM - bxgrl
Yet dibs, you notice that neither I, nor RF brought it up. In fact, if you ever really did notice anything, you would note the list of who does bring up politics first nearly every day. (You all know who you are). I can't be asekd to list you- I'm too busy looking at all the shades of blue I'll be using in my new place.

Slopey, well said at 9:32.
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#97
May 11, 2012 11:03 AM - dibs
Remember, it's all in the prep work.....
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#98
May 11, 2012 11:03 AM - MontroseMorris
Tee Hee.

Agreed, well said Slopey at 9:32. You remain the Voice of Reason.
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#99
May 11, 2012 11:04 AM - More4Less
Slopey, you WERE a fan. somewhere / somehow since then, you've turned out to be a closet fan which is really not a fan
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May 11, 2012 11:07 AM - bxgrl
dibs- we're expecting you to come up and critique the work. Or, if we ply you with enough wine, have you do the work :D
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May 11, 2012 11:08 AM - dibs
I can't be asked to go to "The Collar City."
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May 11, 2012 11:09 AM - Slopefarm
And YOU, my brownie-snarfing "friend", appear to be some kind of double agent.
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May 11, 2012 11:09 AM - bxgrl
Slopey- you were a STFU virgin?
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May 11, 2012 11:12 AM - Slopefarm
"Or, if we ply you with enough wine"

And if you ply, would he come (nh)?
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May 11, 2012 11:14 AM - Slopefarm
"Slopey- you were a STFU virgin?"

I think so, yeah, but not anymore.

Swearing, karaoke, quoting W with approval, i can't believe some of the things you folks get me to do around here (nh).
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May 11, 2012 11:15 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
lol
"Christmas Dumpster Diving

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Don't forget to check out dumpsters at apartment buildings, for things that have been discarded after being replaced by Christmas presents. Furniture, appliances, sometimes clothing, and even Christmas dinner leftovers.



Read more: http://www.city-data.com/forum/frugal-living/1456281-christmas-dumpster-diving-house-apartment-check.html#ixzz1uZfrrh8e
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May 11, 2012 11:15 AM - dibs
Birds going crazy since I let the cats out in the yard. They interrupted their gorging at the feeder. All fat sparrows.
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May 11, 2012 11:17 AM - bxgrl
For wine? You know dibs- need you ask?

Ha! We knew about the collar industry, dibs. MM is already working amassing a wealth of history, perhaps someday even a Troy Blog. But we're having trouble coming up with an appropriate name for it. A little help? (I may regret this).
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May 11, 2012 11:19 AM - DeLepp
"Ring around Troy"
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May 11, 2012 11:20 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
aw
"My husband climbed into a dumpster once, a big one behind a grocery store. What he found was a box with a litter of puppies a couple weeks old that some kind person had thrown away. We kept the smallest and sickliest one, the rest went to one of the local vets who found them good homes. The one we had lived a long and happy life. One of her nicknames was Dumpster Dawg."
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May 11, 2012 11:21 AM - Slopefarm
You missed the pun, bx.

"(I may regret this)." Yeah, you know it will have something to do with Trojans.
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May 11, 2012 11:23 AM - bxgrl
Slopey- I got it, I was ignoring it. :)
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May 11, 2012 11:24 AM - Slopefarm
OK, my serious suggestion for a Troy history blog is "Troy Again."
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May 11, 2012 11:28 AM - More4Less
Let's Go Rangers!!!!!!!!!!! In the King we trust!!!!!!!!!!! Non-believers be GONE!!!!!!!!!!!!
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May 11, 2012 11:34 AM - Slopefarm
I take it from your silence, bx & mm, that you do not like my idea.
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May 11, 2012 11:35 AM - More4Less
Slopey, they're probably thinking "Nice Troy" but "Troy Again"
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May 11, 2012 11:35 AM - Slopefarm
Actually, an Albany/Troy/Schenectady history site might work. Get some guest posts from William Kennedy.
May 11, 2012 11:36 AM - rf
How about The Gigantic Wooden Horse?
Edited at May 11, 2012 11:35 AM
May 11, 2012 11:36 AM - Slopefarm
Yeah, m4l, they must think I was just horsing around.
Edited at May 11, 2012 11:36 AM
May 11, 2012 11:37 AM - bxgrl
I think Mm is busy and I was off doing something else- sorry Slopey. Just checked and ....ummmm....er....... well, it's cute! And as a tribal member, I like the use of the oyish sound. Or does it have a Bronx intonation?
Edited at May 11, 2012 11:37 AM
May 11, 2012 11:38 AM - dibs
"Actually, an Albany/Troy/Schenectady history site might work. "

Otherwise known as "The Tri Shitty Area"
Edited at May 11, 2012 11:37 AM
May 11, 2012 11:41 AM - dibs
I'm surprised the What isn't foaming at the mouth over the JPM thing. it's causing such upheaval in the markets. Oh wait, no it isn't.
Edited at May 11, 2012 11:41 AM
May 11, 2012 11:41 AM - Slopefarm
Oh, don't be such an Iliad, dave.
Edited at May 11, 2012 11:41 AM
May 11, 2012 11:42 AM - Slopefarm
. . . or there'll be Helen to pay.
Edited at May 11, 2012 11:42 AM
May 11, 2012 11:43 AM - dibs
I don't think Odyssey it your way,Slopey.
Edited at May 11, 2012 11:43 AM
May 11, 2012 11:44 AM - Slopefarm
I didn't have a scylla of hope you would.
Edited at May 11, 2012 11:44 AM
May 11, 2012 11:47 AM - dibs
Aeneid some sex now. (No Homer)
Edited at May 11, 2012 11:47 AM
May 11, 2012 11:47 AM - More4Less
as long as JPM's b/s can absorb these losses, it's really moot to the overall mkt as for every dollar they lose, the counter party is gaining. who knows, maybe BofA might be the counterparty so transferring $2B from JPM to BofA would be good for the mkt - ie BofA can use the money
Edited at May 11, 2012 11:47 AM
May 11, 2012 11:49 AM - dibs
m4l, I think it reduced their capital ratio from 8.6% to 8.4%. There was some discussion that the stock byback would be curtailed but so far, no. maybe they are buying today.
Edited at May 11, 2012 11:48 AM
May 11, 2012 11:53 AM - More4Less
Dave, I do expect them to continue to lose money on those positions as they still have the positions and the rest of the mkt will continue to bet against those positions and JPM will continue to be asked to post more collateral
Edited at May 11, 2012 11:53 AM
May 11, 2012 11:56 AM - dibs
No one really knows how many of them have been wound down, what's left or who the counterparties are, except the counterparties themselves. if there was going to be a meltdown it would have already happened.

$2Billion is chump change.

Move along folks, nothing here to see.....
Edited at May 11, 2012 11:56 AM
May 11, 2012 11:59 AM - dibs
Over the past 5 years, the stock has been in a $40-50 trading range with occasional dips to $30. Not much opportunity to really make any money in this. Today it's $37....YAWN.
Edited at May 11, 2012 11:59 AM
May 11, 2012 12:00 PM - More4Less
I can see another $2B of losses coming.
Edited at May 11, 2012 12:00 PM
May 11, 2012 12:03 PM - dibs
Another rounding error.
Edited at May 11, 2012 12:03 PM
May 11, 2012 12:15 PM - dibs
IMUC...on its way to $3.00!!!!!!!
Edited at May 11, 2012 12:15 PM
May 11, 2012 12:23 PM - bxgrl
I dunno dibs. I'm charybdis of that particular suggestion. Not a skylla of hope the MM will go for it.
Edited at May 11, 2012 12:23 PM
May 11, 2012 12:27 PM - Slopefarm
Still on the trojan puns? How ionic. You guys achilles me.
Edited at May 11, 2012 12:27 PM
May 11, 2012 12:30 PM - dibs
Did someone say Trojan????
Edited at May 11, 2012 12:30 PM
May 11, 2012 12:31 PM - dibs
Only five guys <45 on Silverdaddiers in Troy. FAIL
Edited at May 11, 2012 12:31 PM
May 11, 2012 12:33 PM - CGar
Did you 2 witches really think that no one would tell me that you were talking about me after I went to sleep last night? Believe me, the defamation suit is already being drafted.
Edited at May 11, 2012 12:33 PM
May 11, 2012 12:35 PM - the chicken
Ola Consigliere!
Edited at May 11, 2012 12:35 PM
May 11, 2012 12:40 PM - CGar
"Slopey, all I've got to say to you and that other non-believer is Be "GONE"."

If the Rangers lose, I'm calling the State Department and telling them that you're a Chinese spy sent here to jinx our local sports teams. You'll be on the boat back before you can say "Betty Crocker".
Edited at May 11, 2012 12:40 PM
May 11, 2012 12:41 PM - More4Less
CGar, about time you showed up. I've taken a few jabs at you already - while I was jabbing Slopey.
Edited at May 11, 2012 12:40 PM
May 11, 2012 12:42 PM - MontroseMorris
Just getting up, E-BIL?

The Troy/Greek mythology puns were great, btw. I tried to think of how to pun "Agamemnon" but gave up. Aeneas a drink.

"Troy Again" OK.... not the worst one I've heard. :)


Edited at May 11, 2012 12:42 PM
May 11, 2012 12:42 PM - More4Less
CGar, just get ready to bake more brownies again.
Edited at May 11, 2012 12:42 PM
May 11, 2012 12:43 PM - the chicken
Quick question for those that do their own cooking. How much do potatoes cost in the supermarket? (Not sure what the standard sizes are over there but here it is 2lbs, 5.5lbs and 22lbs)
Edited at May 11, 2012 12:43 PM
May 11, 2012 12:44 PM - bxgrl
Sweetheart- we only spoke of you with love. But if I ever find you in the basement again with the e-sil and those pink fur handcuffs, you're both toast.
Edited at May 11, 2012 12:44 PM
May 11, 2012 12:46 PM - Slopefarm
Yeah, I couldn't think of an Agamemnon pun, either.
Edited at May 11, 2012 12:45 PM
May 11, 2012 12:49 PM - CGar
Hola, Godfather.
Edited at May 11, 2012 12:49 PM
May 11, 2012 12:50 PM - CGar
"I've taken a few jabs at you already - while I was jabbing Slopey."

You're not my type.
Edited at May 11, 2012 12:50 PM
May 11, 2012 12:50 PM - the chicken
Nobody buys potatoes? Don't any of you have irish blood in you?
Edited at May 11, 2012 12:50 PM
May 11, 2012 12:51 PM - CGar
Too late, Sue Ellen. I've already canceled your credit cards.

"Just getting up, E-BIL?"

Like you're one to talk, Pamela???
Edited at May 11, 2012 12:51 PM
May 11, 2012 12:55 PM - More4Less
Jab <> hitting ON you but rather I'm HITTING you. you ain't in elementary school anymore - ie that's not how one hits ON another person of interest.
May 11, 2012 12:57 PM - CGar
I buy a lot of potatoes, chicken, especially at potato latke making time, but I honestly have no idea how much they cost. Sixty nine cents/pound??? I'd fail miserably on The Price Is Right.
May 11, 2012 12:58 PM - More4Less
has anyone else seen John Carter and Battleship?? was wondering if the male lead in both movies the same dude. btw, avengers was great - Hulk Smash!!!!!!!!!
Edited at May 11, 2012 12:58 PM
May 11, 2012 12:58 PM - CGar
All of sudden the guy who equates the GOTD with baked goods is mincing words???
Edited at May 11, 2012 12:58 PM
May 11, 2012 12:59 PM - More4Less
Chicken, I eat potato often but rarely ever buy it myself so clueless to the cost
Edited at May 11, 2012 12:59 PM
May 11, 2012 1:01 PM - More4Less
CGar, OK, I'll jab you in the nose the next time I see you. But don't get angry as I was simply hitting ON you - ie buy me a drink instead.
Edited at May 11, 2012 1:01 PM
May 11, 2012 1:01 PM - Arkady
Chicken - This week at Pathmark a 5-lb bag is $2.99
Edited at May 11, 2012 1:01 PM
May 11, 2012 1:01 PM - Deleted
i never have any idea what you guys are talking about
Edited at May 11, 2012 1:01 PM
May 11, 2012 1:02 PM - Slopefarm
"I'd fail miserably on The Price Is Right."

After buying consonants from Vanna White the other day, I'd say you are 0-2 for game shows. Shall I sign you and bx up for The Newlyweds?
Edited at May 11, 2012 1:02 PM
May 11, 2012 1:05 PM - CGar
"I was simply hitting ON you - ie buy me a drink instead."

Perhaps if you look good in a dress and you hit on me, I'd buy you a drink.
Edited at May 11, 2012 1:05 PM
May 11, 2012 1:05 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
Quick question for those that do their own cooking. How much do potatoes cost in the supermarket? (Not sure what the standard sizes are over there but here it is 2lbs, 5.5lbs and 22lbs)

i always buy the 5 pound bags when they are on sale for 1.99 at associated. i dont remember how much loose is. i will however say that peppers are obscenely expensive. why is that!? really annoys me.


*rob*

Edited at May 11, 2012 1:05 PM
May 11, 2012 1:07 PM - More4Less
DH, I noticed you've converted - ie you now seem to like them old houses, architectural details, etc. Am doubting you have desire or conviction to convert a nice brownstone into a nice loft look - ie your old "if I hit the mega millions" dream
Edited at May 11, 2012 1:07 PM
May 11, 2012 1:07 PM - bxgrl
Chicken- Foodtown is more expensive! I bought 10 lbs for 5.99. Wow- what a differnece. But Foodtown seems to be expensive, especially the produce.

Slopey- hate game shows- except for Jeopardy. And CGar would fail on the cat questions.
Edited at May 11, 2012 1:07 PM
May 11, 2012 1:10 PM - More4Less
for an apple martini, you can call me names along with me wearing a dress. plenty of apple slices on that drink please.
Edited at May 11, 2012 1:09 PM
May 11, 2012 1:11 PM - Deleted
"DH, I noticed you've converted - ie you now seem to like them old houses, architectural details, etc. Am doubting you have desire or conviction to convert a nice brownstone into a nice loft look - ie your old "if I hit the mega millions" dream"

I've seen some cool old houses (over there on insider) that weren't decorated all stuffy. converted me (nh)


May 11, 2012 1:12 PM - More4Less
CGar, I hope you were constantly guess too low on price is right. Guessing too high would be unbecoming of your upbringing.
Edited at May 11, 2012 1:12 PM
May 11, 2012 1:13 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
"i never have any idea what you guys are talking about"

Yes, but as you know it hardly matters, DH. ; )
Edited at May 11, 2012 1:13 PM
May 11, 2012 1:16 PM - More4Less
DH, if you do come into big money, it's best to buy a fixer so you can decide what is the best amount of details to have along with the modern touches. I love Adam's new crown house but that amount of nice wood work does make it tricky to made it look modern without painting some of the wood white/neutral or even ripping out. Penthouse with the big ass roof deck is still the best - with the underground garage parking beneath
Edited at May 11, 2012 1:16 PM
May 11, 2012 1:17 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
I love Adam's house. That place is drop-dead gorgeous. I can't wait to see it when they're done-ish.
Edited at May 11, 2012 1:17 PM
May 11, 2012 1:19 PM - Slopefarm
"done-ish"

Done-ish is all you ever get anyway. If you don't believe me, ask my friggin cornice (or bank account).
Edited at May 11, 2012 1:19 PM
May 11, 2012 1:21 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
That's why I said 'done-ish', I'm well aware that no one is ever truly 'done'.
Edited at May 11, 2012 1:21 PM
May 11, 2012 1:23 PM - Deleted
i know montrose will probably cringe, but i like when woodwork is painted white.
Edited at May 11, 2012 1:23 PM
May 11, 2012 1:26 PM - dibs
I actually grow potatos in Bucks.
Edited at May 11, 2012 1:26 PM
May 11, 2012 1:26 PM - More4Less
DH, me too.
Edited at May 11, 2012 1:26 PM
May 11, 2012 1:28 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
Hola losers....quick question. Is activated charcoal the same as activated carbon? If not, where does one find activated charcoal (not charcoal briquets for cooking)?
Edited at May 11, 2012 1:28 PM
May 11, 2012 1:31 PM - dibs
Yes, they are basically the same. Filtering material.
Edited at May 11, 2012 1:31 PM
May 11, 2012 1:31 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
Ok, thanks.
Edited at May 11, 2012 1:31 PM
May 11, 2012 1:35 PM - bxgrl
Oddly enough, you can find that in pet stores, although not usre how much you need.


"CGar, I hope you were constantly guess too low on price is right. Guessing too high would be unbecoming of your upbringing." Haaaahahahaha! LOL!
Edited at May 11, 2012 1:35 PM
May 11, 2012 1:35 PM - Deleted
slow day! want to go home!
May 11, 2012 1:43 PM - Slopefarm
"i know montrose will probably cringe, but i like when woodwork is painted white."

I think that's a good look, too. Some of those big homes in Ditmas look great with all of that white trim. Our moldings, casings, etc. all white as well. A fight would often break out on this issue in the early days over there.

Edited at May 11, 2012 1:43 PM
May 11, 2012 1:47 PM - bxgrl
Actually, she wouldn't mind in certain cases. Many times the woodwork was intended o be painted and white woodwork and trim is a beautiful look. She likes it too.
Edited at May 11, 2012 1:47 PM
May 11, 2012 1:47 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
None of the pet stores seem to have activated charcoal, only the carbon. But, glad to know they are equal.

Hey Slopey, I walked Momma Snaps past your house and she was in love with your home and the front garden area. When do the sunflowers make an appearance?
Edited at May 11, 2012 1:47 PM
May 11, 2012 1:48 PM - MontroseMorris
(Cringing in corner, looking in horror at DH and M4L)

Actually, I think painted woodwork has its place. It can look really nice, and depending on the period of the house, is perfectly period appropriate. I have less problem with people painting over woodwork than tearing it out. You can always remove paint, it's a lot harder, and much more expensive to find replacement woodwork.

All the woodwork in my new apartment is painted. I might strip the fireplace mantel, currently white, but that's it. The rest is getting a fresh coat of paint, ASAP.
Edited at May 11, 2012 1:48 PM
May 11, 2012 1:51 PM - petebklyn
I just bought some potatoes few minutes ago. 99cents a lb? redskin. yukons are about that much too.
the 5lb bag potatoes aren't usually as good/fresh.
fresh peppers vary widely as crops come in. I just paid $1.99 for red and yellow. Red can get as low as 99cents.

Some supermarkets (like metfood by me) don't seem to lower prices when something is in season. still try to charge the high amt.
Edited at May 11, 2012 1:51 PM
May 11, 2012 1:52 PM - More4Less
the cheap wood and not too fancy detail should be painted. the nice wood with nice details - that is harder to go ahead and paint.
Edited at May 11, 2012 1:52 PM
May 11, 2012 1:54 PM - Slopefarm
Speaking of painted woodwork, here's a pic of a wood ceiling that, 500 years ago was brighly colored.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/60861613@N00/3547197150/

snaps -- not sure the seeds sprouted. We'll see. Expecting good things this summer from the Russian sage (no, not you, kens) and the butterfly bush. Holding off on hanging baskets and coleus in the planters until cornice is done.
Edited at May 11, 2012 1:54 PM
May 11, 2012 1:56 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
it's so nice out....... is it going to be nice this weekend?


*rob*

Edited at May 11, 2012 1:56 PM
May 11, 2012 2:19 PM - Deleted
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Edited at May 11, 2012 2:19 PM
May 11, 2012 2:22 PM - the chicken
thanks for the responses guys. I always suspected NY was expensive with big price differential for groceries - just looking for some anecdotal evidence.

For comparison, in London it runs to between 80 cents and $1.60 per kilo in the supermarkets (the upper end would be the super fancy ones) so halve it for the price per pound. If you live near a wholesale market it can go down to $16-17 for a 60lb bag.
Edited at May 11, 2012 2:22 PM
May 11, 2012 2:56 PM - rf
Chicken, supermarkets often have loss leaders, sold below cost, on sale every week. The Pathmark price Arkady posted is probably that. Also gigantic bags can be cheap but most of us New Yorkers don't have a cellar to store them or a family of 10 to use them up before they get disgusting.

We do eat potato products once or twice a week but they are prepared--frozen hash browns or tater tots or french fries. No waste!
Edited at May 11, 2012 2:56 PM
May 11, 2012 3:07 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
i find it refreshing when people will admit to eating such things as tater tots these days.


*rob*

Edited at May 11, 2012 3:07 PM
May 11, 2012 3:09 PM - rf
I bought them at Trader Joe's! They were distributing samples and they were delish. Come in a gigantic bag which will last a long time.
Edited at May 11, 2012 3:09 PM
May 11, 2012 3:16 PM - rf
Bristol Palin Blames Glee for President Obama’s Gay Marriage Stance
http://jezebel.com/5909320/bristol-palin-blames-glee-for-president-obamas-gay-marriage-stance

That family is the gift that keeps on giving.
Edited at May 11, 2012 3:16 PM
May 11, 2012 3:18 PM - rf
"I guess we can be glad that Malia and Sasha aren't younger, or perhaps today's press conference might have been about appointing Dora the Explorer as Attorney General because of her success in stopping Swiper the Fox." -Bristol Palin
Edited at May 11, 2012 3:18 PM
May 11, 2012 3:22 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
"That family is the gift that keeps on giving."

Snort!!
Edited at May 11, 2012 3:22 PM
May 11, 2012 3:26 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
I'm having trouble imagining that Bristol Palin knows the AG's name. She doesn't strike me as the type that's up on current events.
Edited at May 11, 2012 3:26 PM
May 11, 2012 3:34 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
you have to admit that last quote about dora the explorer is funny, and pretty spot on
(i think. im not exactly sure what her point is, but it's funny at least)


*rob*

Edited at May 11, 2012 3:34 PM
May 11, 2012 3:37 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Oh please. It's moronic.
Edited at May 11, 2012 3:37 PM
May 11, 2012 3:48 PM - dibs
I've been at my scheister (sp?) lawyer's office for the past hour.
Edited at May 11, 2012 3:48 PM
May 11, 2012 3:52 PM - Slope4Eva
If VP Biden can thank Will and Grace for enlightening him, Bristol Palin should be able to blame Glee. What's fair is fair.

Leftover mashed potatoes.... Make patties, cover in bread crumbs, fry em up. Yum.
Edited at May 11, 2012 3:52 PM
May 11, 2012 3:54 PM - Slope4Eva
**** VP said, "enlightening the public", sorry. But just as stupid, IMHO.
Edited at May 11, 2012 3:54 PM
May 11, 2012 3:57 PM - dibs
Biden is no rocket scientist. he's said just as many stupid things as Palin and he's been saying them for MANY more years.
Edited at May 11, 2012 3:57 PM
May 11, 2012 3:58 PM - Arkady
Late to the party. Idea for upstate blog name: Trojan Treasures.
Edited at May 11, 2012 3:58 PM
May 11, 2012 3:59 PM - dibs
I look at him as America's Prince Phillip
Edited at May 11, 2012 3:59 PM
May 11, 2012 4:00 PM - sixyearsandcounting
Lots of traffic on the Mass Turnpike heading out of Boston.

Rode the Green Line of the Boston subway today. Short trains that go around sharp curves very slowly (no hetero, no homo), and feel like riding (nh nh) buses. There are so many of them they're almost bumper-to-bumper at times (nh nh). In one of the stations you can walk right across the tracks in front of them.
Edited at May 11, 2012 4:00 PM
May 11, 2012 4:02 PM - etson
One of my friends is called Troy, so named because his dad was a USC fan.
Edited at May 11, 2012 4:02 PM
May 11, 2012 4:03 PM - Slope4Eva
The first time I went to Boston, I could not get anyone to tell me where the TRAIN, SUBWAY, etc. was. They looked at us like we had ten heads. Finally, I said the choo choo, "Oh the Metro, its over there". Idiots.
Edited at May 11, 2012 4:03 PM
May 11, 2012 4:03 PM - etson
bxgrl and MM, please check your e-mail. Think I had the right addresses.
Edited at May 11, 2012 4:03 PM
May 11, 2012 4:03 PM - More4Less
I got a copy of NYTimes today (the paper delivery guy had an extra copy so he gave me on - all due to me saying good morning to him whenever I see him). It feels strange. Not the Times but that I'm holding an actual newspaper - ie I hard read the papers anymore and each time I do, it feels strange. I sometimes stare at my fingers with the ink on them and think "wow, been a while"
Edited at May 11, 2012 4:03 PM
May 11, 2012 4:07 PM - sixyearsandcounting
Slope4Eva, it's always been called the T as long as I've known about it.
Edited at May 11, 2012 4:06 PM
May 11, 2012 4:10 PM - More4Less
if in San Fran, it's "Bart". think LA calls it the subway too
Edited at May 11, 2012 4:10 PM
May 11, 2012 4:10 PM - Slope4Eva
Oh, the T, lol, right. I knew it was subway or train. Thanks for the reminder.
Edited at May 11, 2012 4:10 PM
May 11, 2012 4:10 PM - Arkady
A friend of mine has a nephew named Troy - after the avenue in Bklyn. where his mother was raised.
Edited at May 11, 2012 4:10 PM
May 11, 2012 4:12 PM - dibs
In Chicago it's the "L" for Elevated.
Edited at May 11, 2012 4:12 PM
May 11, 2012 4:12 PM - Slope4Eva
Ugh, I need more coffee, my posts are just not making sense.... I knew it WASN'T train or subway.
Edited at May 11, 2012 4:12 PM
May 11, 2012 4:13 PM - Slope4Eva
OK, L, I can live with. In Brooklyn we call/called it El.
Edited at May 11, 2012 4:13 PM
May 11, 2012 4:14 PM - etson
Toronto it's the subway or the TTC (although that covers streetcars as well).
London it's the tube, of course.

Edited at May 11, 2012 4:14 PM
May 11, 2012 4:15 PM - More4Less
4Eva, it's 4'ish already so if it aint iced coffee, might as well pour yourself a nice stiff drink
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May 11, 2012 4:16 PM - lechacal
The music video for Gotye: Somebody That I Used To Know is terrific. It's on YouTube.
Edited at May 11, 2012 4:16 PM
May 11, 2012 4:17 PM - More4Less
in London is where I thought that Brit was hitting on me with the "Aren't you cute?" which wife later decoded as "Are you in queue? [in line getting tix to ride the tube]"
Edited at May 11, 2012 4:17 PM
May 11, 2012 4:18 PM - etson
Were you wearing a dress and drinking apple martinis?
May 11, 2012 4:18 PM - More4Less
Lech, are you out of the doghouse yet or still sleeping with Jennifer [aka Jennifer convertible]?
Edited at May 11, 2012 4:18 PM
May 11, 2012 4:19 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
im worried about the connecting flight in the houston airport, and reading HORROR stories online. It only allows 50 minutes to get off one plane to the connecting flight. everything i am reading saying it's impossible to do it under 60 minutes in that airport. wtf? why would they schedule connecting flights with so little time in them!?!?

*rob*

Edited at May 11, 2012 4:19 PM
May 11, 2012 4:19 PM - sixyearsandcounting
These days only hipsters live near the El.
May 11, 2012 4:20 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
Houston is terrible - double check the terminals. A couple of times flying to New Orleans, I had a connecting flight in Houston with 30 minutes inbetween flights. I had to take a shuttle from one terminal to another. This happened twice. Once, I missed my flight. The other, I barely made it on.
Edited at May 11, 2012 4:20 PM
May 11, 2012 4:20 PM - Slope4Eva
I hate Iced coffee. I LOVE DD CoffeeCoolata though. We never drink at home, unless we have company.
Edited at May 11, 2012 4:20 PM
May 11, 2012 4:21 PM - More4Less
etson, I was better dresser and better looking then so a dude hitting on me wasn't that strange vs now, I get hit vs hit on.
Edited at May 11, 2012 4:21 PM
May 11, 2012 4:21 PM - dibs
Same airline...most likely same terminal
Edited at May 11, 2012 4:21 PM
May 11, 2012 4:22 PM - etson
Are the flights in the same terminal rob?

Houston airport has a monorail between terminals. It's on the air side, so you don't have to go through security again.
50 mins is a bit tight but should be doable as long as your flight in is on time. If both flights are on the same airline they will have your connecting info & tell you which gate to go to in Houston.
Edited at May 11, 2012 4:22 PM
May 11, 2012 4:22 PM - rf
Rob, if there isn't enough time to transfer, they will put you on a later plane.
Edited at May 11, 2012 4:22 PM
May 11, 2012 4:23 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
one more question about connecting flights. when i get to the airport in houston to change planes, do i have to wait for my luggage and pick it up or is luggage automatically put on your arriving plane?!

*rob*

Edited at May 11, 2012 4:23 PM
May 11, 2012 4:23 PM - dibs
If it's not full already, rf.
Edited at May 11, 2012 4:23 PM
May 11, 2012 4:23 PM - Partridge
Lech, Legion posted it on Monday. You still hitting replay?
Edited at May 11, 2012 4:23 PM
May 11, 2012 4:24 PM - dibs
It's automatically put on the next, usually, hopefully. Why are you checking luggage???? I go to Asia for 2 weeks and don't need to check luggage.
Edited at May 11, 2012 4:24 PM
May 11, 2012 4:24 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
Is it 45 minutes between when the first plane lands and the second boards or when the second takes off? If it's the latter, I think you could make 45 minutes but only if: your first flight is not late at all, you're not sitting at the back of the first plane (i.e., you are one of the first ones off), you go immediately to the next terminal without getting lost, you don't mind being one of the last to board the second plane. I think your biggest risk is that the first flight will run late. Which is a bigger hassle for you

ugh is frazzling me. *rob*

Edited at May 11, 2012 4:24 PM
May 11, 2012 4:25 PM - DeLepp
Having a beer at desk, won big client.
Edited at May 11, 2012 4:25 PM
May 11, 2012 4:26 PM - Slope4Eva
Rob, I'll tell you my horror story in Atlanta. We decided to grab a quick cigarette thinking Terminal C would be right by Terminal B (just making letters up). While having a quick smoke we were overheard by an airport worker having a cigarette. She said, "you'll never make your flight, come with me". She took us in a little cart across the airstrip to our gate. It was exhilarating and terrifying at the same time. We got there just in time. Moral or the story... get to where you need to be before having a smoke.
May 11, 2012 4:26 PM - More4Less
should've taken that equity stake oppty with a dunkin donut franchise back then ($750k cost to get in; $3M liquid asset) vs it must be a ton more now. my $75k stake would've gotten me an 8% stake in a total of 12 DD locations now. regret regret. on top of that, I then quickly lost it all in the stk mkt.
Edited at May 11, 2012 4:26 PM
May 11, 2012 4:26 PM - etson
If it's the same airline (or one of the same network) they will transfer your checked luggage.
May 11, 2012 4:28 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
Why are you checking luggage???? I go to Asia for 2 weeks and don't need to check luggage.

i thought you had to check luggage. i thought you can only bring a tiny bag and a purse with you on the plane.

*rob*

Edited at May 11, 2012 4:27 PM
May 11, 2012 4:28 PM - More4Less
Delepp, really?? beer at your desk - at your conservative firm?? wow, it must be BIGGGGGGGGGGGGGG client
Edited at May 11, 2012 4:28 PM
May 11, 2012 4:30 PM - lechacal
Didn't know legion posted it. It's great.

I was never in the doghouse, to be quite clear. Rather, when the male is unhappy with the female, the male can spend time elsewhere. But it's a private matter.
Edited at May 11, 2012 4:30 PM
May 11, 2012 4:30 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
how can i find out if it's the same airline? i assume it is


*rob*

May 11, 2012 4:31 PM - sixyearsandcounting
Your luggage will go all the way to San Diego, rob. (Yes, I know etson just said this - but we need as many different phrasings as possible to drive home the point, nh).

However, you should pack so as to avoid checking any luggage bc you'll have to pay an extra $25 for each suitcase you check. Therefore you will need to get a small suitcase to put in the overhead bin (look up the acceptable sizes, nh) - and make sure your shampoo and toothpaste and deoderant are small TSA-acceptable sizes (look it up). If you can manage this, you will save $25.

Btw rob, you had a totally reasonable price for San Diego except for that extra leg-room charge.
Edited at May 11, 2012 4:31 PM
May 11, 2012 4:31 PM - etson
You can bring a medium sized bag on. I have one of these ('maximum legal carry on' but people get away with bigger):
http://www.patagonia.com/ca/product/patagonia-mlc-maximum-legal-carry-on-bag?p=48107-0-155

All depends how many pairs of shoes you are taking as they are rigid and take up the most space.

If you are staying for a week and going to a wedding, checking a bag makes sense IMO.

Edited at May 11, 2012 4:31 PM
May 11, 2012 4:31 PM - DeLepp
m4l, 2B, our FI business doing well(my focus), eq not so. My dept supports both so my colleagues are not happy with me but who cares.
Edited at May 11, 2012 4:31 PM
May 11, 2012 4:31 PM - dibs
Congratulations, DeLepp!!!!!!!!!! Did you have to kiss any ass????
May 11, 2012 4:33 PM - lechacal
After work last night, before grabbing the train home, I had a drink in a bar in the building where I work. I hadn't been there before. It was full of hookers. Really obvious high-prices hookers. Maybe more obvious than the Bull and Bear in the Waldorf.
Edited at May 11, 2012 4:33 PM
May 11, 2012 4:35 PM - etson
Check your flight numbers. If the first two letters at the start of the flight are the same (or if you booked on the airline's website) then it is either the same airline or a codeshare in the same network.
Doesn't guarantee it will be in the same terminal at Houston but makes it more likely.
May 11, 2012 4:35 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
my trip back, the plane from dc to nyc is mesa airlines. so it's different than the first three planes united airlines. and i only have like 50 minutes to transfer too. grrr

*rob*

Edited at May 11, 2012 4:35 PM
May 11, 2012 4:35 PM - DeLepp
dibs nope. It's funny FI was always side business here now it's the big kahuna.

I think you would have like the ass, huge asian sov fund.
Edited at May 11, 2012 4:35 PM
May 11, 2012 4:37 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
yeah first two letters for all appear the same UA then a bunch of numbers after them?

*rob*

Edited at May 11, 2012 4:37 PM
May 11, 2012 4:37 PM - etson
Mesa is a United affiliate - in fact the flight might even be referred to as "United Express". You should be good.
Edited at May 11, 2012 4:37 PM
May 11, 2012 4:37 PM - More4Less
Delepp, that's legit Congrats type big win
Edited at May 11, 2012 4:37 PM
May 11, 2012 4:37 PM - dibs
Temasek????
Edited at May 11, 2012 4:37 PM
May 11, 2012 4:39 PM - dibs
If it was Temasek, I applaud you because those Singaporeans are a real pain in the ass and you must have worked your assoff for it.
Edited at May 11, 2012 4:39 PM
May 11, 2012 4:41 PM - etson
That's fine then. They will transfer your checked bag between flights.
They will probably make an announcement on the plane shortly before it lands in Houston (or DC on the way back) with the gates for people that are on connecting flights. There will also probably be a rep you can ask for directions when you get off the first plane.
Edited at May 11, 2012 4:41 PM
May 11, 2012 4:42 PM - More4Less
them Tamasek dudes usually bring along some top shelf talent when they come visit.
May 11, 2012 4:43 PM - sixyearsandcounting
Congrats, DeLepp!

Rob, Mesa is the same as United Express. You won't have to pick up your bags in DC.
May 11, 2012 4:43 PM - rf
JetBlue lets you check one bag for free. And it's easy-peasy. My kid didn't want to deprive herself of a sufficient amount of liquids (shampoo, conditioner, contact lens stuff) when she went to CA last month. She checked the bag and it was no problem. But every airline is different.
Edited at May 11, 2012 4:43 PM
May 11, 2012 4:43 PM - dibs
m4l, you can't handle most of those Singaporeans...they can be real dragon women.
May 11, 2012 4:44 PM - More4Less
Rob, bring some nic patches with you so you aint going berserk as you can't smoke on the plane and this transfer is so tight, you won't be able to squeeze in smoke break either
Edited at May 11, 2012 4:44 PM
May 11, 2012 4:45 PM - rf
Congratulations DeLepp!
Edited at May 11, 2012 4:45 PM
May 11, 2012 4:47 PM - More4Less
Dave, you make it sound like I married a pussy cat and have no experience with these dragon women types.
Edited at May 11, 2012 4:47 PM
May 11, 2012 4:48 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
yeah it says united express next to mesa airlines. i plan to spend the day sometime soon exploring laguardia airport to make it easier for me. too bad i cant do that for the airport in houston. if airports were smart they would offer fully comprehensive virtual tours of all parts of their airport so people can familiarize themselves with it when they have to rush to connect flights. unless they do already but im not finding any.

*rob*

Edited at May 11, 2012 4:48 PM
May 11, 2012 4:48 PM - DeLepp
CIC, we already have a bunch of singapore clients. it's interesting with the asian clients, they each have their distinct personalities as clients.
Edited at May 11, 2012 4:48 PM
May 11, 2012 4:49 PM - More4Less
Dave, them top talents are usually the finance team. it was very distracting / hard to focus talking about how the financial model works etc when they are stunning eye candy
May 11, 2012 4:49 PM - dibs
When I was at Cowen, we got some DBS money. No good looking talent there among the women but a few of the guys were really hot.

BUT....our chairman was friends with Jeffrey Koo Sr, Taiwanese banking billionaire and he brought his dumb son with him Jeffrey Jr. Jeffrey did actually get into Harvard after dad funded a chair there. HE WAS HOT.
Edited at May 11, 2012 4:49 PM
May 11, 2012 4:49 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
actually maybe looking at the airports on google maps might help a littole? but doesnt help for the areas inside.


May 11, 2012 4:51 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
Rob, bring some nic patches with you so you aint going berserk as you can't smoke on the plane and this transfer is so tight, you won't be able to squeeze in smoke break either

smoking is the last thing on my mind about this whole thing. ill have gum. i dont like the patches except to occassionally wear one at night cuz i love the wacked out vivid lucid dreams they give you.

Edited at May 11, 2012 4:51 PM
May 11, 2012 4:56 PM - DeLepp
thanks for congrats, just means more work.
Edited at May 11, 2012 4:56 PM
May 11, 2012 4:58 PM - etson
LaGuardia is small.

Here are plans for Houston:
http://www.fly2houston.com/iah-Maps-And-Directions

Edited at May 11, 2012 4:58 PM
May 11, 2012 4:58 PM - Arkady
Congrats, DeLepp! And to judge by what dh moans about, it's better to be busy at work than just bored to tears.
Edited at May 11, 2012 4:58 PM
May 11, 2012 4:59 PM - rf
Here you go, Rob: Houston
http://www.fly2houston.com/iah-terminalMaps
Edited at May 11, 2012 4:59 PM
May 11, 2012 5:01 PM - rf
And here's the airport in Washington:
http://www.metwashairports.com/dulles/815.htm
Edited at May 11, 2012 5:00 PM
May 11, 2012 5:02 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
oh nice, ill visit the houston airport tonight when im at home. im terrified of what the weather is going to be like there, midday, in the middle of july :-/

*rob*

Edited at May 11, 2012 5:02 PM
May 11, 2012 5:03 PM - etson
You won't be outdoors there.
Edited at May 11, 2012 5:03 PM
May 11, 2012 5:04 PM - DeLepp
Food court in houston not bad, quite varied.
Edited at May 11, 2012 5:04 PM
May 11, 2012 5:08 PM - sixyearsandcounting
Passing through Hartford, and I would like to tell the woman sitting behind me yelling into her cell phone on a crowded bus:

STFU!!!! STFU!!!! STFU!!!! STFU!!!! STFU!!!! STFU!!!! STFU!!!! STFU!!!! STFU!!!! STFU!!!! STFU!!!!
Edited at May 11, 2012 5:08 PM
May 11, 2012 5:11 PM - DeLepp
If you have a newspaper clunk her on her head.
Edited at May 11, 2012 5:11 PM
May 11, 2012 5:13 PM - More4Less
6yrs, so you pulling a Rob - ie STFU'ing in your head? or you're pulling a DIBS - ie getting into her face and delivering the STFU's?
Edited at May 11, 2012 5:13 PM
May 11, 2012 5:18 PM - sixyearsandcounting
M4L, I've repeatedly turned around and stared at her. So have several others. No effect so far. I believe she's Swiss-Israeli, judging from her accent (in Swiss German dialect) and her accent in English and occasional bursts of what I think is Hebrew (Israeli).
Edited at May 11, 2012 5:18 PM
May 11, 2012 5:19 PM - Deleted
bus?
Edited at May 11, 2012 5:19 PM
May 11, 2012 5:21 PM - dibs
Six, grow a set, turn around and tell her.
Edited at May 11, 2012 5:21 PM
May 11, 2012 5:23 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Just tell her you have a migraine, and could she please lower her voice a bit.
Edited at May 11, 2012 5:23 PM
May 11, 2012 5:26 PM - dibs
Time magazine breast feeder and 4 year old son were on Today Show this morning. Seeing her now on NBC... UGHHHHHHH
Edited at May 11, 2012 5:25 PM
May 11, 2012 5:26 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
I just made two lasagnas. DIBS and benson, and maybe Arkady, won't like it.

I mixed goat cheese and fresh oregano in with the ricotta. I also put some layers of thinly sliced zucchini in it. I used some homemade meat sauce that I had in the freezer. Oh, and I grated the mozzarella, and put a little between some of the layers, as well as on top. It's going to be delicious.
Edited at May 11, 2012 5:26 PM
May 11, 2012 5:27 PM - dibs
Sounds fine except for the zuchini.
Edited at May 11, 2012 5:27 PM
May 11, 2012 5:27 PM - lechacal
That's lying, cobble. Turn around and tell her to shut the fuck up immediately. That's what I would do.
Edited at May 11, 2012 5:27 PM
May 11, 2012 5:28 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
I'm guessing Arkady will not like that part, either.
Edited at May 11, 2012 5:28 PM
May 11, 2012 5:28 PM - rf
I don't like goat cheese but you can make lemon bars for me anytime!
Edited at May 11, 2012 5:28 PM
May 11, 2012 5:29 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Yeah, but you have issues with negotiating human-to-human communication, lech.
Edited at May 11, 2012 5:29 PM
May 11, 2012 5:30 PM - dibs
You won't really taste the goat cheese in with the ricotta. If you used something stronger like pecorino, you would.
Edited at May 11, 2012 5:29 PM
May 11, 2012 5:32 PM - dibs
There's no negotiating involved. You turn around and tell her to STFU.
May 11, 2012 5:33 PM - sixyearsandcounting
She shut up right after my second post. Now she and friends are discussing which club they will go to after Shabbas dinner. Of course at the rate this traffic is moving, they won't make it in time for Shabbas.

DH, Boltbus - the 1% of buses, for those of us nowhere near the 1%.
Edited at May 11, 2012 5:33 PM
May 11, 2012 5:33 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Those lemon bars were 'kick-ass', if I do say so myself! : P
May 11, 2012 5:37 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
I recommend ear plugs, or ear buds and music, Six.
Edited at May 11, 2012 5:37 PM
May 11, 2012 5:40 PM - More4Less
huh, what lemon bars??? kick-ass too??? did I tell you how good you look and how great your cooking skills are????
Edited at May 11, 2012 5:40 PM
May 11, 2012 5:40 PM - sixyearsandcounting
I recommend ear plugs, or ear buds and music, Six."

Or a q-tip?
Edited at May 11, 2012 5:40 PM
May 11, 2012 5:42 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
"did I tell you how good you look and how great your cooking skills are?"

I don't believe you have...today! Keep 'em coming!

Your shameless pandering may pay off one day! : P
Edited at May 11, 2012 5:42 PM
May 11, 2012 5:43 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
q-tip! Snort!
Edited at May 11, 2012 5:43 PM
May 11, 2012 5:44 PM - dibs
Q-tips are not for Snot, Cobble. They are for potatos in your ears.
May 11, 2012 5:45 PM - sixyearsandcounting
It appears we are stopping at an Arby's somewhere north of New Haven.
Edited at May 11, 2012 5:45 PM
May 11, 2012 5:46 PM - bxgrl
Sound yummy cobble. We'll all be right over. I'll pick up some pecorino for added flavor.

Swiss- Israeli? Odd and rude. well, it's been a tough day for my people. Anyone read the article about the ultra-orthodox and Chas Hynes? Hynes ought to lose his job over that.
Edited at May 11, 2012 5:45 PM
May 11, 2012 5:48 PM - dibs
Arby's are OK as long as you pick the grizzle out of them
Edited at May 11, 2012 5:48 PM
May 11, 2012 5:51 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
I may have stuck a Q-tip up my nose, once.
Edited at May 11, 2012 5:51 PM
May 11, 2012 5:56 PM - dibs
Well you walk around like you have one stuck up your ass!
Edited at May 11, 2012 5:56 PM
May 11, 2012 6:00 PM - dibs
So Hynes doesn't release names of offenders???? Does that mean that they are never put on the register???? Isn't that mandatory????
Edited at May 11, 2012 6:00 PM
May 11, 2012 6:00 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
DIBS, Play nice, you're in no position to talk to anyone about what may or may not have been up their ass!
Edited at May 11, 2012 6:00 PM
May 11, 2012 6:03 PM - sixyearsandcounting
"DIBS, Play nice, you're in no position to talk to anyone about what may or may not have been up their ass!"

DIBS has been in a lot of positions that make him an expert on the subject.
May 11, 2012 6:03 PM - bxgrl
I'm pretty sure it's against the law. I think he should be ousted and any rabbi who protects a child abuser or wife abuser, should be in jail with them.
Edited at May 11, 2012 6:03 PM
May 11, 2012 6:04 PM - bxgrl
dibs is an expert on q tips? Odd, I thought he was an expert on..oh...never mind.
Edited at May 11, 2012 6:04 PM
May 11, 2012 6:04 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Good point, Six.
Edited at May 11, 2012 6:04 PM
May 11, 2012 6:39 PM - Deleted
Weekend! Hoooooooray!!
Edited at May 11, 2012 6:39 PM
May 11, 2012 6:40 PM - petebklyn
what is a weekend again? I keep forgetting.
Edited at May 11, 2012 6:40 PM
May 11, 2012 6:47 PM - ilovestoops
TappanZee 4:15ish
Edited at May 11, 2012 6:47 PM
May 11, 2012 6:48 PM - sixyearsandcounting
Passing East Norwalk.
Edited at May 11, 2012 6:48 PM
May 11, 2012 6:49 PM - ilovestoops
Bridge after Poughkeepsie 4:45ish
Edited at May 11, 2012 6:49 PM
May 11, 2012 6:49 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
We went to the BBG today...here's one of my photos...
Edited at May 11, 2012 6:49 PM
May 11, 2012 6:50 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Here's another...
Edited at May 11, 2012 6:50 PM
May 11, 2012 6:51 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Beautiful day to be out and about, Stoops!
Edited at May 11, 2012 6:51 PM
May 11, 2012 6:54 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Where are you headed, Stoops?
Edited at May 11, 2012 6:54 PM
May 11, 2012 6:56 PM - petebklyn
she's headed up to albany to see dib's relatives.
Edited at May 11, 2012 6:56 PM
May 11, 2012 6:57 PM - petebklyn
one of these days I'll figure out how to take pics and then post. none of cats of course.
May 11, 2012 6:57 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
I'd love to meet DIBS' relatives....that would be interesting!
May 11, 2012 7:01 PM - Deleted
Pete. You cant post pictures on the Internet by sticking poloroids in the floppy drive, FYI
Edited at May 11, 2012 7:01 PM
May 11, 2012 7:01 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
I'll come over and show you, if you like, Pete. Once you do it a couple times, you'll get it.
Edited at May 11, 2012 7:01 PM
May 11, 2012 7:01 PM - sixyearsandcounting
Traffic jam in downtown Stamford.
Edited at May 11, 2012 7:01 PM
May 11, 2012 7:08 PM - petebklyn
I'll try that. but my I only have black and white poloroid film. no pics from my brownie camera will work/
Edited at May 11, 2012 7:08 PM
May 11, 2012 7:09 PM - petebklyn
what is wrong with that house pictured today? really, where is the stoop?
May 11, 2012 7:18 PM - ilovestoops
My phone arbitrarily changes size of page. Driving me crazy.
Sent photos from Albany - no wifi on train. Heading to the farm.
Too hard to type on phone.
May 11, 2012 7:18 PM - ilovestoops
My phone arbitrarily changes size of page. Driving me crazy.
Sent photos from Albany - no wifi on train. Heading to the farm.
Too hard to type on phone.
Edited at May 11, 2012 7:18 PM
May 11, 2012 7:19 PM - ilovestoops
Oops stutter
May 11, 2012 7:24 PM - sixyearsandcounting
"no wifi on train"

Totally inexcusable. I'm on a bus and we've got wifi!

Just crossed the NY state line.
Edited at May 11, 2012 7:24 PM
May 11, 2012 7:42 PM - sixyearsandcounting
Co-op City.
Edited at May 11, 2012 7:42 PM
May 11, 2012 7:56 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
OooOOooOo I love on reading travelogues!! Where are you going? I saw you said you are on a bolt bus. What's that like an express bus? After doing all that research about connecting flights today I am totally intrigued by the whole thing. I even ran across a harrowing story about a person who grew up poor and never left her immediate neighborhood until she was like THIRTY! (im not kidding you). I'm sure she was probably exaggerating a bit as I find that hard to believe one can't leave their own neighborhood unless they are being held hostage or something. The best quote from a post of her story or a post about a post was "If you can go to LA, you can go to France!" I totally cracked up laughing when I read that. I am so grateful to my friend for pushing me to take this california vacation. I was resentful for a while about my grandmother "making" me come down to south carolina (that sounds so awful). But when I told her about this I was so happy to hear that she is so excited for me to go and that I have to go to as many places as possible because we never went anywhere (her words not mine). I can't believe I went almost 4 years not leaving NYC city limits. That's so fucked up. 4 years. That's like a high school education or a college education. I've lived in park slope now for 4 years and i'm like damn, it's like im a senior now versus a freshman when I first moved here. I mean obviously the years start speeding up like crazy the older you get (which is seriously beyond freaky to me and i've lately just started noticing this phenomenon). With it constantly speeding up at a faster and faster speed I refuse to not take advantage of opportunities presented to myself, and hopefully trying to create new opportunities for myself (which is very difficult the older you get).

Next year I want to go try and make it out of the country. I think i'm going to try and get my passport in a few weeks just to have it. (er, how does one get a passport?)


*rob*

Edited at May 11, 2012 7:56 PM
May 11, 2012 8:01 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
Oh yeah and I am so thankful to have a roommate (who i consider a great friend) to take care of my dog for 10 days when i'm gone. (I've been known for a very long time to use my dog as an excuse not to go places...)

*rob*

Edited at May 11, 2012 8:01 PM
May 11, 2012 8:05 PM - Deleted
I'm convinced years go by quicker when you're older because you don't have milestones like you did when you were younger. Things had structure. 4 years of high school. Summer vacation. Things just sorta mush together when you're older.
Edited at May 11, 2012 8:05 PM
May 11, 2012 8:07 PM - Deleted
Glad you're enjoying your travels, rob! It's good to see places. Montreal Canada might be a good, easy foreign jaunt.
Edited at May 11, 2012 8:07 PM
May 11, 2012 8:17 PM - rf
And you are not grateful to the ladies of the OT (mostly ladies) who got you on that train and have you almost ready for the plane???
Edited at May 11, 2012 8:17 PM
May 11, 2012 8:43 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
I'm convinced years go by quicker when you're older because you don't have milestones like you did when you were younger. Things had structure. 4 years of high school. Summer vacation. Things just sorta mush together when you're older.

definitely the whole milestones thing is it. good call.

quote:
Montreal Canada might be a good, easy foreign jaunt.

um no. I watch enough HDTV to think I would not enjoy that city. It's sorta kinda like a microcosm of all things I hate about brooklyn. And I dont really "hate" anything about brooklyn exactly. I don't know, a international trip where it's not the same old same old, and one with minimal moonface would be awesome. the problem with moonfaces is that they are exactly the same ALL over the globe! if you dont believe me, look at sites like curbed... they have branched out to every major city. All they focus on is moonfacey stuff, it's absurd. Curbed:Detroit turned me off from that city all together.


*rob*

Edited at May 11, 2012 8:43 PM
May 11, 2012 8:49 PM - Arkady
Time appears to go faster as you get older because a given period is a smaller percentage of the life you've lived. When you're 5, one year is 1/5 of your life. When you're 68 it's 1/68th.
Edited at May 11, 2012 8:49 PM
May 11, 2012 8:50 PM - Arkady
rob - Curbed reflects more about the writers & their target audience than it does about the places they describe.
Edited at May 11, 2012 8:50 PM
May 11, 2012 8:52 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
Things just sorta mush together when you're older.

Also, if you don't follow the traditional arc of making adult milestones things get even mushier. Marriage, Buy a House, Baby, Baby # 2, retirement, and then death :-/ Some of us homosexuals really don't want any of that and we now have to deal with our fellows in common who kinda want that now. wtf? The biggest perk of being gay I thought was that you DONT have to deal with all that. I honestly believe humankind is moving backwards. Gays USED to be the pioneers and inventors of many big social movements, now they want to emulate cheesy shit all for the sake of fitting in? no thanks, I don't think so. I'm totally going to california, but I might try to get out of the wedding by pulling the gay card. (sorry, but if you have it why not use it). I've never BEEN to a wedding before and I think I can easily back out of the one in California by saying that it makes me uncomfortable around heterosexuals doing that kind thing. Okay, I'm going to try and make sure my gay ass doesn't pull those shenanigans.... but yeah, it's been in the back of my mind the entire time. I also grew up not having to do anything I didnt feel comfortable doing (RED FLAG btw parents, MAKE YOUR KIDS DO THE SHIT THAT SUCKS!) don't let your kids be like me growing up where every single thing that made me uncomfortable i'd just pick up my nintendo controller and say I cant be asked (which I did most of childhood and for which my grandparents looked at each other and were like yeah, well, he can't be asked! and then my grandfather would be like i cant be asked either and we'd have an awesome night hanging out with my grandmother around lol) But something tells me, that is not mentally healthy. it's amazing at the time, but it creates comfort zones that wind up being so hard to break out of later in life that without total epiphanies and external help become impossible.



*rob*

Edited at May 11, 2012 8:52 PM
May 11, 2012 8:54 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
rob - Curbed reflects more about the writers & their target audience than it does about the places they describe.

um, duh, much like the brownstoner website. If I didn't live in NYC and read brownstoner and based my opinions of brooklyn based on the posts there I would be like um EW I would NEVER move there, it's everything I find gross! I would also be under the false impression that you cannot find a studio in brooklyn for under 2000 dollars a month and that everything brooklyn is angel farts. I do know the difference, Arkady!!!


*rob*

Edited at May 11, 2012 8:54 PM
May 11, 2012 8:55 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
And you are not grateful to the ladies of the OT (mostly ladies) who got you on that train and have you almost ready for the plane???

I think i've said thanks 1000s of times already. How is the whitening toothpaste I gave you!? hahaha

*rob*

Edited at May 11, 2012 8:55 PM
May 11, 2012 9:00 PM - rf
quote:
I think i've said thanks 1000s of times already. How is the whitening toothpaste I gave you!? hahaha

No you have not. And I have thanked you many times for the toothpaste!

You should go to the wedding. Since you won't know anyone there except for your friend, it will be fun!

May 11, 2012 9:04 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
Time appears to go faster as you get older because a given period is a smaller percentage of the life you've lived. When you're 5, one year is 1/5 of your life. When you're 68 it's 1/68th.

that is even more true. It's funny, im 35, and i've only started feeling like an adult proper just a few months ago. It hit one day that im like, eh, an adult, a real one, and not a 21 year old LEGAL adult or an 18 year old LEGAL adult (depending on the industry), but like a full-fledged middle-aged mother gay man in his MID thirties living in nyc and im like whoa. Hit me like a ton of bricks. I bet, and it's hard to find stats and shit, that I am the poorest 35 year old gay white male living in nyc. At least Park Slope. That is both comforting AND disturbing at the same time. Gay men are not poor (unless they are meth freaks with AIDS living in HASA housing). Gay men in NYC have the most disposable income of any demographic. I am so un-dateable it's not even funny! (not that I care, I'm actually totally psyched about just doing stuff on my own and not caring about status or anything) but you catch my drift.

I do know that a lot of gay men in NYC love to pretend to be all fabulous and loaded with money, but they are no different than their straight suburban counterparts who own giant homes but they can't even scratch their ass to afford to furnish all those rooms. What a ridiculous show some people put on just to appear as something they are not. That is why I am proud of myself, I've never EVER tried to be anything that I am not.

*rob*





*rob*

Edited at May 11, 2012 9:04 PM
May 11, 2012 9:21 PM - ilovestoops
Just had time to read a little of the most recent posts.
Six - where are you headed? It is inexcusable not to have wifi on the train but I don't mind too much since I don't need to spend much time online.

Rob - that's great that you're going to travel a lot. If you go further up into Quebec, it would be different than Montreal. If you got one of the new enhanced driver's licenses then you can travel to {& back} mexico & canada without a passport.
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May 11, 2012 9:25 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
If you got one of the new enhanced driver's licenses then you can travel to {& back} mexico & canada without a passport.

what is that? i just got my new ID in the mail. So it's current. I asked about going to Mexico since im gonna be down there right near the border anyway but Manda told me that they would kill me and rape her when we tried to cross the border back into the states. Other people on facebook told me going to mexico is a bad idea as well while im down there.

*rob*

Edited at May 11, 2012 9:25 PM
May 11, 2012 9:26 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
I was actually thinking about getting implants down in Tijuana for a bit. Not possible?

*rob

Edited at May 11, 2012 9:26 PM
May 11, 2012 9:28 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
Like as in an implant is like 100 bux down there versus like 2000 dollars up here in the states?

*rob*

Edited at May 11, 2012 9:28 PM
May 11, 2012 9:29 PM - BoerumHillScott
You now need a passport of a special "enhanced" ID/drivers license to leave and come back into the U.S.
Edited at May 11, 2012 9:29 PM
May 11, 2012 9:36 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
hey scott, how is everything going?

personally, it's probably best i don't wind up in Mexico.

one of my favorite songs, from one of my favorite old school bands... Mexican Moon from Concrete Blonde

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



*rob*

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May 11, 2012 9:53 PM - sixyearsandcounting
"Six - where are you headed? It is inexcusable not to have wifi on the train but I don't mind too much since I don't need to spend much time online."

Hey Scott, well, now I'm home in Bklyn, returning from Boston. But next Thursday I'm off to Wisconsin to study the origins of moonfaces.

DH, why are you suggesting rob go somewhere where they speak French?
Edited at May 11, 2012 9:53 PM
May 11, 2012 10:37 PM - BoerumHillScott
I'm dead tired and have a race in the morning, so I should be in bed.

Almost had a a huge disaster at work today, but luckily it was resolved in an OK manner.
Edited at May 11, 2012 10:37 PM
May 11, 2012 10:38 PM - Partridge
Just waiting around for a lasagna report. Cobble? BH?

Had a pizza at PJ Hanley's. Very nice and rustic. Peppers and mushrooms if anyone cares.

"Somebody That I used to Know" video is addictive. Thank you Legion and Lech. And here is a link to Gotye's and Kimbra's performance on SNL.
http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/gotye-somebody-i-used-to-know/1396644


Edited at May 11, 2012 10:38 PM
May 11, 2012 10:40 PM - kazootite
"I'm off to Wisconsin to study the origins of moonfaces."

Please tell us of your findings!!!!

btw, i've had a twilight-zone flu for a few days, that is why i am uncommunicative and cranky and can hardly be asked to write anything moderately flip. although I have googled some things like, "what to pack", and "how large can a carry on bag be". truly, everything is on the internet.

http://www.onebag.com/list.html
http://www.ricksteves.com/plan/tips/pack-light.htm
http://upl.codeq.info/
http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/vacationplanner/whattopack

I didn't write the www's for the
"how large can a carry on bag be"

:))) <---me trying to be non-cranky


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May 11, 2012 10:46 PM - Partridge
Enjoy your run Scott. Fridays were made for disasters. Most are forgotten by Monday. Glad it worked out.

Be well Kazoo-tite.
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May 11, 2012 11:02 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Lasagna was delicious, LP. We ate the whole thing! (9 x 9" pan). BH seems to be fine. No signs of ill health. ; ) Thank you for asking!
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May 11, 2012 11:03 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
The secret to packing a suitcase is rolling your clothes, not folding them. You can fit nearly twice as much stuff if you do that.
Edited at May 11, 2012 11:03 PM
May 11, 2012 11:14 PM - Partridge
Yay! All is good with the world.

Six is heading for Moonfaceville, Rob is going to fly on a plane, and I have a destination wedding in June! I remember the destination wedding discussion a while back here. All were against the concept. I am as well but the couple are my bestest friends so although it will be stupidly expensive for me, it will be lots-o-fun!
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May 11, 2012 11:15 PM - Arkady
CHiller - I do the exact opposite! Pack things flat as a pancake (w/o strawberries or bananas.)
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May 11, 2012 11:23 PM - Deleted
I think most of the hgtv shows are shot in Toronto Montreal is more europeany
Edited at May 11, 2012 11:23 PM
May 11, 2012 11:24 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Try it sometime, Arkady! I bet you'll be surprised!

Recently, I had to help a 19 yr. old friend of my employer/client pack her suitcases. (Yes, my job is 'interesting' (read: odd/unusual) at times.) The kid had shopped while visiting NYC and had a ton of stuff and zero idea how to pack it in her one suitcase and carry-on. I pulled it all out of the suitcase, rolled it and it all fit except for the down jacket, which I told her she should either wear or put in her carry-on anyway.
Edited at May 11, 2012 11:39 PM
May 11, 2012 11:29 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Oh, and another nice side-effect of rolling your clothes when you pack...they wrinkle less.

Except for men's dress shirts, but I have a good way of folding them flat that works well. (I do this for BH.)
Edited at May 11, 2012 11:30 PM
May 11, 2012 11:31 PM - Partridge
I don't have a tv now, but when I did I watched too much HGTV like Rob does. I wonder what ( knowing how he feels about home design, travel and gentrification ) he finds so interesting about their programming.

Rob, what's so great about HGTV for you?
Edited at May 11, 2012 11:31 PM
May 11, 2012 11:40 PM - Partridge
Rolling is great with soft luggage. Works even bette rwith tissue paper to add a little body. I think traditional flat folding is good with hard suitcases. Wrinkles far fewer if using a hard case, but who uses them any more?
Edited at May 11, 2012 11:40 PM
May 11, 2012 11:47 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
I just find that I can fit more in my rolly-cart suitcase, which is semi-hard. I can pack for a good long trip in that, and it's a carry-on size. I haven't tried tissue, none of my clothes are that delicate, but I've rolled suits, dresses, linen, pressed pants, i.e. dressy clothes.
May 12, 2012 12:00 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
Ah well, clothes packing really isn't that interesting, I guess. Off to bed, I go!

G'nite. : )
Edited at May 12, 2012 12:00 AM