Monday Open Thread
November 26, 2012 12:00 AM - CGar
T Minus 29

256 comments
November 26, 2012 12:05 AM - CGar
CCOTD

Starting with my all-time favorite Christmas song, "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas". I like most versions (Tori Amos does a great version and so do the Pretenders), but I have to start with the original Judy Garland version from "Meet Me in St. Louis". Now that the GOTD is out of the way, without further ado . . .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5g4lY8Y3eoo
Edited at November 26, 2012 12:08 AM
#1
November 26, 2012 12:06 AM - CGar
And this Christmas Countdown Clock is SO cool . . . I believe it's also available as an app . . .

http://www.xmasclock.com/
Edited at November 26, 2012 12:06 AM
#2
November 26, 2012 7:39 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
GM

That countdown clock just scared the begeezus out of me. I haven't bought one present yet! OMG!
#3
November 26, 2012 8:10 AM - dibs
Happy Cyber Monday
#4
November 26, 2012 8:16 AM - dibs
CNBC uses that countdown clock
Edited at November 26, 2012 8:16 AM
#5
November 26, 2012 8:19 AM - CGar
WhatEVer. It's Monday.
#6
November 26, 2012 8:20 AM - CGar
dave, I want to take you to that antiques warehouse on Bergen, off Court, though it doesn't have the Colonial Era 1% stuff you like.
Edited at November 26, 2012 8:20 AM
#7
November 26, 2012 8:24 AM - Slopefarm
Great thread topics -- favorite Christmas songs of Jews (Ronettes' version of Santa Claus). But why are the Santas walking a picket line?

PS For some bizarre reason, Mrs. Slopey likes that Dylan Christmas CD.
#8
November 26, 2012 8:25 AM - dibs
Sounds good. In case you've misplaced my schedule, I'm here for the next two weeks inclusing next weekend but not that of Dec 7-9
#9
November 26, 2012 8:26 AM - CGar
Without Jews, there would be no Christmas, Slopefarm.
#10
November 26, 2012 8:27 AM - Slopefarm
That is true, for so many reasons. So we just have to keep writing all of the best songs.
#11
November 26, 2012 8:27 AM - CGar
"why are the Santas walking a picket line?"

Because they're on strike. And if the Elves Union can't come to terms with management, the entire operation is going to go the way of the Twinkie.
#12
November 26, 2012 8:28 AM - dibs
Favorite Christmas song......

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxPvDrERgBw
Edited at November 26, 2012 8:28 AM
#13
November 26, 2012 8:29 AM - Slopefarm
OK, catch you all in an hour or so.
#14
November 26, 2012 8:30 AM - CGar
dave, I know your schedule (or sheh-duhl) until Erev Christmas. When are you and Martin heading to PTown? I'd like to plan an impromptu ("It's not an impromptu if you're planning it in November, jackass." -Snappy) when chicken's here, but he doesn't arrive until the 22nd. So, I dint know if you and Martin wanted to stop in NYC or stay over (in your usual room, of course).
Edited at November 26, 2012 8:30 AM
#15
November 26, 2012 8:33 AM - CGar
ROFLMMFAO, dave. That is hilarious. I've never seen/heard that before.
Edited at November 26, 2012 8:33 AM
#16
November 26, 2012 8:36 AM - dibs
Oh, and please keep those dates handy in case I forget to tell anyone and they need to call you
Edited at November 26, 2012 8:41 AM
#17
November 26, 2012 8:36 AM - dibs
Leaving Friday, Dec 21 and back Jan 2. Will miss Chicken, I guess.
Edited at November 26, 2012 8:36 AM
#18
November 26, 2012 8:40 AM - CGar
"Will miss Chicken, I guess."

That's too bad. He was planning to wear his rice paddy outfit for you.
#19
November 26, 2012 8:43 AM - dibs
Yes, that would have been nice. I found this pic of him as a young child....
Edited at November 26, 2012 8:43 AM
#20
November 26, 2012 9:22 AM - BoerumHillScott
Happy that the PATH was open to WTC. My commute was back to the usual 40 minutes instead of the 60-70 minutes of the last few weeks.
My only complanint was that only one escalator at Exchange Place is open, so I walked up 128 steps instead of waiting in a long line.
#21
November 26, 2012 9:29 AM - sixyearsandcounting
GM.
Edited at November 26, 2012 9:29 AM
#22
November 26, 2012 9:35 AM - Slopefarm
GM, 6.
#23
November 26, 2012 9:37 AM - the chicken
Dammit Dave! You promised you would never show that picture!
Edited at November 26, 2012 9:37 AM
#24
November 26, 2012 9:37 AM - the chicken
and a GM to everyone else too!
Edited at November 26, 2012 9:37 AM
#25
November 26, 2012 9:39 AM - CGar
chicken, what have you done to your phone??? Are you getting rid of your BlackBerry (fuck you, DH)???
Edited at November 26, 2012 9:38 AM
#26
November 26, 2012 9:42 AM - Donatella
Great Christmas songs. Thanks CGar and dibs.
Edited at November 26, 2012 9:42 AM
#27
November 26, 2012 9:43 AM - Donatella
Hi Chicken.
#28
November 26, 2012 9:44 AM - Donatella
Welcome back to Ny Six.
#29
November 26, 2012 9:44 AM - More4Less
morning. not a good one so far.
Edited at November 26, 2012 9:44 AM
#30
November 26, 2012 9:50 AM - the chicken
"chicken, what have you done to your phone??? Are you getting rid of your BlackBerry (fuck you, DH)???"

No - Blackberry is from work so I'll keep that as long as work keeps wanting me to have it.

Personal phone froze a couple of weeks back so I took it back to the shop (who sent it to main repairs office). I called them up and they don't know where it is now so I've been credited for a new phone. Have ordered a Motorola RAZR - should be with me tomorrow or the day after.
#31
November 26, 2012 9:50 AM - the chicken
Hi Dona, what's cooking today?
#32
November 26, 2012 9:52 AM - the chicken
"morning. not a good one so far."

Look on the bright side, you're alive right?

#33
November 26, 2012 9:54 AM - Donatella
Hey Six. Whoops, Chicken. No turkeys thank God.

Why, what happened, M4L?
Edited at November 26, 2012 2:01 PM
#34
November 26, 2012 9:57 AM - Donatella
I used to work at Harborside in 1996, Scott. There was absolutely nothing over there. We ate in the corporate cafeteria. I was thrilled when the company moved our division to the WTC. The area has changed completely since then...... That is a hell of a lot of steps at that station.....
Edited at November 26, 2012 9:57 AM
#35
November 26, 2012 10:00 AM - dibs
I bet the escalator rules arent in edfect there either with anyone standing on the right allowing for people to walk up on the left side. No?
Edited at November 26, 2012 10:00 AM
#36
November 26, 2012 10:05 AM - More4Less
Donatella,

some co-workers got told they'll be fired soon. am expecting my call any time now.
Edited at November 26, 2012 10:05 AM
#37
November 26, 2012 10:06 AM - dibs
Man that sucks. Right before christmas, too.
Edited at November 26, 2012 10:06 AM
#38
November 26, 2012 10:09 AM - Slopefarm
Terrible, m4l.
#39
November 26, 2012 10:12 AM - Slopefarm
Meanwhile, m4l, can you take some solace in the Giants' and Knicks' wins, yesterday?
#40
November 26, 2012 10:13 AM - the chicken
oh crap....feeling for you M4L.
Edited at November 26, 2012 10:13 AM
#41
November 26, 2012 10:18 AM - More4Less
Dave, prime termination time is late Q4 and early Q1.
Edited at November 26, 2012 10:18 AM
#42
November 26, 2012 10:20 AM - Donatella

oooooh, that is terrible, M4L. Then, it is entirely possible that you will be getting a few more jobs. :-(

And in the end, you would have gotten a new job before but you wanted the severance package. What a pain, though. Sorry about that.
#43
November 26, 2012 10:20 AM - More4Less
can't worry about stuff I can't control. collect my severance and unemploymt chks and look for work - am willing to work for brownies.
Edited at November 26, 2012 10:20 AM
#44
November 26, 2012 10:25 AM - petebklyn
Bob Dylan or Dylan Thomas 'A Childs Christmas in Wales'?
#45
November 26, 2012 10:27 AM - MontroseMorris
M4L, sorry to hear that. I'm sure it makes sense to their bottom line, but it should be illegal to fire anyone in December. Goes to show the "heart" of the business world.

Waiting for Dave's comments in 4....3....2....
#46
November 26, 2012 10:29 AM - petebklyn
hope it is good severance package if indeed it comes to that. but don't tell them you'd work for brownies
Edited at November 26, 2012 10:29 AM
#47
November 26, 2012 10:31 AM - More4Less
MM, employment at will. employees quit on businesses at the worst times too. am not bitter about it. if I can't find a job in 6 months, then I'll start to be bitter. for now, I'm rolling with it.

still haven't gotten the call yet but this betting man is going all in that the call will come today or tomorrow.
#48
November 26, 2012 10:37 AM - Arkady
Rotten, M4L!
Scott - PATH is out of svc again from WTC. Power problems - they expect to get it back up soon.
Edited at November 26, 2012 10:37 AM
#49
November 26, 2012 10:39 AM - Slopefarm
Bob Dylan, Pete.

"going all in" -- Yes, that phrase seems to be associated with job loss these days.
#50
November 26, 2012 10:39 AM - MontroseMorris
Glad you're rolling with it, M4L. I'm not worried about you, you are very good at your job, I'm sure, and will probably get something much better, and in the city, so you don't have to commute to Jersey, too.
#51
November 26, 2012 10:43 AM - More4Less
it might take me a long ass while to find something else but till then I'll try to be in "whatever" mode.
#52
November 26, 2012 10:44 AM - MontroseMorris
This Sunday in Troy is the Victorian Stroll. All the shops downtown have special displays and programs, and the city opens up with concerts, caroling, and good cheer. Everyone is encouraged to dress in Victorian costume and stroll around town, shopping and enjoying the event. Bxgrl and I are looking forward to it. It's been an annual event for a number of years.
Edited at November 26, 2012 10:50 AM
#53
November 26, 2012 10:54 AM - kazootite
M4l, I think if your company keeps anyone, it would be you. I can tell by your posts that you are an unusually proficient person and you have many skillz!
#54
November 26, 2012 10:56 AM - kazootite
"though it doesn't have the Colonial Era 1% stuff you like."

No musket rifles for over the mantels?
Edited at November 26, 2012 10:56 AM
#55
November 26, 2012 10:58 AM - dibs
"Goes to show the "heart" of the business world."

Typical.
Edited at November 26, 2012 10:58 AM
#56
November 26, 2012 10:59 AM - dibs
Kazoo, I already have one....
Edited at November 26, 2012 10:59 AM
#57
November 26, 2012 11:00 AM - BoerumHillScott
Harborside in Jersey City is much better now, but still something of a wasteland compared with any "real" business district. Downtown Birmingham had a lot more options than here.
I eat in the cafeteria most days for convienence.

People were following escalator rules pretty well - that is almost never an issue on PATH. The problem was too many people waiting for that one escalator.
#58
November 26, 2012 11:00 AM - DeLepp
m4l, that sucks but there seem to be many opportunities out there for your skillset.
#59
November 26, 2012 11:03 AM - kazootite
Haha, dave, that's cool. Does the musket work or just for antique decor?
Edited at November 26, 2012 11:03 AM
#60
November 26, 2012 11:12 AM - sixyearsandcounting
That sucks, M4L.

MM, are you and Bxgrl buying costumes for the Stroll?
#61
November 26, 2012 11:13 AM - dibs
It doesn't work; it's just nice to look at. Kinda like me!!!!!!
Edited at November 26, 2012 11:13 AM
#62
November 26, 2012 11:21 AM - More4Less
Dave, you at min can use the butt of rifle to whack trespassers
Edited at November 26, 2012 11:21 AM
#63
November 26, 2012 11:22 AM - kazootite
Yeah, Dave, and I guess you are not shy!
#64
November 26, 2012 11:23 AM - RowerChick
m4l,

Here's hoping I won't have to welcome you to my world. It sucks.
Edited at November 26, 2012 11:23 AM
#65
November 26, 2012 11:25 AM - kazootite
"to whack trespassers"

at least scare them with it
Edited at November 26, 2012 11:25 AM
#66
November 26, 2012 11:32 AM - dibs
Im more interested in the butt of any trespasser.
#67
November 26, 2012 11:32 AM - Arkady
The rifle is actually a cleverly disguised part of his phallus collection.
#68
November 26, 2012 11:35 AM - dibs
Originally a flintlock, it was converted to a percussion rifle. I can snare anyone with it.
Edited at November 26, 2012 11:50 AM
#69
November 26, 2012 11:36 AM - MontroseMorris
Six - "buying?"

We dress like that all the time.

Seriously, both of us used to do costume design, and we've got enough stuff to fake it. NEXT year, we're going full blown Victorian.
#70
November 26, 2012 11:54 AM - the chicken
Not enough people dress like Victorians, in my opinion.
Edited at November 26, 2012 11:54 AM
#71
November 26, 2012 11:55 AM - More4Less
Chicken, they ain't talking about victoria's secret there - exact opposite (ie covers up too much skin)
Edited at November 26, 2012 11:55 AM
#72
November 26, 2012 11:57 AM - dibs
Skyfall is now playing at the Cobble Hill Cinema. Is that cinema worth going to??? Is it full of morons and kids on cell phones and otherwise talking????
#73
November 26, 2012 12:23 PM - DeLepp
dibs, pass cobble hill for a better theatre for skyfall. It's fine for dramas/comedy but not for action. It's a generally pleasant theatre with less inane behavior than manhattan.
#74
November 26, 2012 12:28 PM - Donatella
I saw Skyfall there. It was ok for me, though it was a little cold. I was jumping and twitching with all the action scenes. People are polite there.
Edited at November 26, 2012 12:28 PM
#75
November 26, 2012 12:29 PM - MontroseMorris
Is it playing at Regal on Court? I never saw what was so awful and "ghetto" about that complex. (I also hate that term.) I've seen all kinds of major studio movies there, and have never been in a theater that was noisy, full of kids or cellphone users, or in any way unpleasant. Usually, the house was only partially filled, and always filled with people who were there to see the movie, nothing else. I saw both of the other Daniel Craig Bond movies there.
Edited at November 26, 2012 12:30 PM
#76
November 26, 2012 12:33 PM - Deleted
I've had a few instances at the Court theater where there were lots of disruptive people, but that was on weekend nights. Everywhere is filled with douchebags on weekend nights.
#77
November 26, 2012 12:34 PM - Deleted
lots of times it makes the movie more entertaining.
Edited at November 26, 2012 12:34 PM
#78
November 26, 2012 12:40 PM - rf
I really like the Cobble Hill theater, not least because it's $7 on Tuesdays and Thursdays and weekdays before 5 p.m., weekends before 2 p.m., and $9 all other times. And now I get a senior citizens discount. My daughter always hated it because they had painted (maybe decals?) caricatures of various cinema stars and some of them gave her the creeps. (She was afraid of clowns too.)
http://cobblehilltheatre.com/admission.html
for exclusions to the discount admission policy.
#79
November 26, 2012 12:41 PM - MontroseMorris
Ok, never went on weekend nights. Usually weekday nights, the showings around 7pm, also a couple of afternoons, usually during the week.

I try not to go to any movie theater on weekend nights, come to think of it. Especially popular first run movies.
#80
November 26, 2012 12:44 PM - MontroseMorris
Clowns can be pretty creepy. I can understand that.

They (and the police) are among the only people in this society who can feel free to drag you away to be publicly embarrassed and humiliated.
Edited at November 26, 2012 12:45 PM
#81
November 26, 2012 12:45 PM - DeLepp
^^^Is a meatloaf/teddy bear story on the way?
#82
November 26, 2012 12:47 PM - Deleted
the mom of the girl i hang out with sometimes is a professional clown.
#83
November 26, 2012 12:48 PM - More4Less
yep, skyfall is better via the bigger newer theaters. huge difference in sound systems.

skyfall - very good. twilight - solid. looking forward to hobbit
Edited at November 26, 2012 12:47 PM
#84
November 26, 2012 12:48 PM - rf
Green-Wood Cemetery damaged by Sandy:
http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/11/25/many-cemeteries-damaged-but-green-wood-bore-the-brunt-of-the-storm/?hp
#85
November 26, 2012 12:50 PM - Deleted
ugh - that picture above. santacon sucks!!
Edited at November 26, 2012 12:50 PM
#86
November 26, 2012 12:51 PM - dibs
OK, thanks. We'll probably see it in
Manhattan ayway. Wish it was at the Ziegfeld
Edited at November 26, 2012 12:51 PM
#87
November 26, 2012 12:54 PM - rf
We have now upgraded all theaters to digital projection and 5.1 and 7.1 dolby digital sound
http://cobblehilltheatre.com/aboutus.html

#88
November 26, 2012 12:54 PM - MontroseMorris
Nope. DeLepp.

I know many clowns, but only one that makes his living as one. He was Barnum and Bailey's top clown for the last few years.
#89
November 26, 2012 12:57 PM - DeLepp
MM, thank god.
#90
November 26, 2012 12:58 PM - MontroseMorris
You got that right.
#91
November 26, 2012 12:59 PM - dibs
Interesting observations coming from Geostrat, the most up to date on these things, especially in the middle east...


Some observers saw Washington's immediate political support of Israel coupled with promises of more military aid as evidence the Israeli tail wagged the American dog. However it appears U.S. support for Israeli operations in Gaza, perhaps even extending to a ground assault if suitably provoked (we doubt this will happen anytime soon as we discussed above), came at a price. The price appears to be, if Israel chooses to attack Iran between now and next summer, it will have to do so on its own.

This was signaled in a report from the Department of the Navy in Washington on Wednesday, November 21st, that the U.S. will only have one carrier strike group (CSG) on station in the Persian Gulf region for most of the winter. The reason given is the U.S.S. Nimitz, which was due to deploy in January to relieve the U.S.S. Eisenhower, is unable to do so due to the discovery, during pre-deployment maneuvers, that its propulsion system needs repairs.

In spite of the fact the Nimitz will be unavailable, the navy announced on Wednesday the Eisenhower will be ordered back to its base at Norfolk, Virginia to have its flight deck repaved. The navy said in its statement this was an "unusual" (politically ordered) situation, but said these moves were being taken to upgrade a fleet that has been in a state of war for the last eleven years. That said, we note this is the first time since December 2010 this gap in coverage has occurred. The U.S.S. John Stennis, currently on station in the Gulf, will be the sole U.S. carrier there until it is either joined by a repaired Nimitz or a repaved Eisenhower. The Stennis is scheduled to stay on station until the U.S.S. Harry Truman relieves it sometime in March. The navy said Secretary of Defense Panetta signed off on this plan on Tuesday. We see this as a signal to Israel not to try to force the U.S. into striking Iran.
Edited at November 26, 2012 12:59 PM
#92
November 26, 2012 1:03 PM - MontroseMorris
Sounds good to me. Israel, while an important ally, is not our 51st state, nor should we be a go-to weapon in their arsenal. A US involved war in Iran would be a disaster of immense proportions on every level. Any kind of war with Iran is a disaster for world peace.
#93
November 26, 2012 1:04 PM - dibs
Uggghhhhh...the massive explosion in Sprigfield MA was the result of human error. Utility employees punctured pipe
#94
November 26, 2012 1:09 PM - Deleted
damn unions, amirite dibs?
#95
November 26, 2012 1:14 PM - Slopefarm
Apparently, the markings were incorrect. The employee who punctured the gas line was following proper procedures in looking for a suspected gas leak but the pipe was more than 2 feet off from the location marked.
#96
November 26, 2012 1:19 PM - petebklyn
hey, but lets build more pipelines and drill for gas anywhichway ......it is all safe.
#97
November 26, 2012 1:22 PM - dibs
Yeah, both of you get back to me when your gasoline is $5.00 a gallon.
#98
November 26, 2012 1:26 PM - Deleted
do our gas prices really have anything to do with supply and demand nowadays?
#99
November 26, 2012 1:36 PM - dibs
They reflect perception or psychology of future supply and demand. Volatilty is due to many factors.
Edited at November 26, 2012 1:36 PM
November 26, 2012 1:46 PM - petebklyn
okay- 1 hour since last heard from m4l. I assume he is in NJ today and not working from home.
November 26, 2012 2:00 PM - Deleted
zzzzzzzzzz
November 26, 2012 2:05 PM - petebklyn
i'm about to take a little nap myself

November 26, 2012 2:07 PM - Donatella

Are we sick of Bibi Netanyahu yet? Looks like it.
November 26, 2012 2:31 PM - Slopefarm
Hey, dona,

Any prognosis about the cease fire? Extended Slopey family is in discussion about whether to postpone, cancel or continue with a planned trip to Israel scheduled for end of December. The retired farmers have been planning this for a long time.
November 26, 2012 2:34 PM - Slopefarm
Uh Oh, CGar bait over there: ---------------->>>>>>>

And for you lazy folks, here: http://www.brownstoner.com/blog/2012/11/subway-shop-bound-for-atlantic-avenue/?stream=true


Edited at November 26, 2012 2:38 PM
November 26, 2012 2:41 PM - dibs
And someone's asking for paint color advice in the Forum....white, of all colors. And I thought CGar was a helpless moron.
November 26, 2012 2:42 PM - More4Less
argh!!!!!!!!!!! this selecting a new laptop is way harder than buying a TV. am getting confused and indecisive - internalizing my supplier buddy now.
November 26, 2012 2:48 PM - Slopefarm
Well, whoever it is with the paint colors over there, he lost me with atrium white. I do not like it -- lived with atrium white walls for a few years; it sort of seems to vibrate grey and pink specks. White Dove is much better.
Edited at November 26, 2012 2:48 PM
November 26, 2012 2:50 PM - sixyearsandcounting
I would go, slopey. Cease-fire may or may not last in the south but the north of the country will be safe. Hezbollah is too preoccupied w/ syria to come to Hamas' aid and in any case they have never worked together before. Jerusalem will be safe too.
November 26, 2012 2:50 PM - dibs
I'm not a good one to whom anyone should ask any questions about "white"
Edited at November 26, 2012 2:50 PM
November 26, 2012 2:55 PM - More4Less
wow, vizio has a nice looking laptop. surprise surprise. adds to my indecisiveness as that's yet another juicy pick
Edited at November 26, 2012 2:55 PM
November 26, 2012 2:56 PM - kazootite
"asking for paint color advice in the Forum....white, of all colors"

How to Choose White
http://www.mariakillam.com/category/how-to-choose-white


November 26, 2012 3:13 PM - dibs
"How to Choose White"

Ewwwwwww
November 26, 2012 3:14 PM - dibs
Cyber Monday Online sales + 24% YOU so far at 3:00.

Nexus 7 is top google search category
November 26, 2012 3:17 PM - dibs
Lands End's distribution facility is the size of 21 football fields.
November 26, 2012 3:22 PM - DeLepp
"atrium white". Sounds like what a hospital would use.
November 26, 2012 3:25 PM - More4Less
I don't care what CGar and Slopey thinks. I like my grayish white walls and super white trims & doors.
Edited at November 26, 2012 3:25 PM
November 26, 2012 3:27 PM - More4Less
if I don't buy a laptop today to take advantage of cyber monday, guess I'll have to wait till after Xmas to get similar or better deals. dilemma dilemma.

kindle fire (non-HD one) 7" is $129 today (usually $159). that's a good deal
November 26, 2012 3:31 PM - Deleted
iPad or bust
November 26, 2012 3:32 PM - sixyearsandcounting
M4L, with all this talk of buying nice things, I take it you avoided the chopping block today?
November 26, 2012 3:36 PM - MontroseMorris
Go for it, M4L, whatever you choose.

There will always be a newer, cheaper, thinner, faster, more super-duper model, so you might as well pick one that has the most of what's important to you, bite the bullet, and type out your credit card number. You'll still get a great deal.
November 26, 2012 3:37 PM - sixyearsandcounting
"the girl i hang out with sometimes"

great euphemism, dh!
Edited at November 26, 2012 3:37 PM
November 26, 2012 3:40 PM - More4Less
6, my current laptop is on borrowed time (think 6 yrs or more already) hence I need to get a new one. plus I got the laptop $$$ already from shorting best buy earlier. I was considering the mac Air prior to being suspicious of being fired soon but now have removed that off the list - at best, buying a think ultrabook pc
November 26, 2012 3:42 PM - More4Less
DH, so you'll say NO THANKS when parents give you the suspected ipad mini????
November 26, 2012 3:43 PM - Deleted
haha six.

ipad mini is acceptable. retina display resolution on the 3 seems overkill - mini still has HD resolution. and it's like what - 200 buck difference?
November 26, 2012 3:44 PM - Slopefarm
I suspect some of us will no longer be welcome at Montero's after this afternoon's mischief over there.
November 26, 2012 3:44 PM - More4Less
MM, the single thing making me indecisive is should I get the touch screen or not - to take advantage of the WIN 8 software. it's ~100-150 more. the ultra thin is a nice to have as I don't take it around with me all the time and most laptops are pretty light & thin already.
Edited at November 26, 2012 3:44 PM
November 26, 2012 3:46 PM - More4Less
DH, starting price of mini is 329 vs 499 for ipad. believe ipad 3 is now 399 (100 lower than the 4). in my opinion, I rather pay 70 more to get the ipad - UNLESS you want something smaller so that it fits better into pocket, bag, etc
November 26, 2012 3:48 PM - Deleted
yeah - smaller size is a big plus for me. i don't like the size of the reg (nh)
November 26, 2012 3:48 PM - Deleted
i might actually splurge on a digital NYTimes subscription.
November 26, 2012 3:49 PM - RowerChick
The conductor on the F train announced that Smith & 9th was reopened both ways for the F & the G. I was so happy until I got to my computer and checked mta.info. No such update. Shitty conductor joke.
November 26, 2012 3:52 PM - sixyearsandcounting
LOL here we go!

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/11/24/war-on-men/

"Youíll never hear that in the media. All the articles and books (and television programs, for that matter) put women front and center, while men and children sit in the back seat. But after decades of browbeating the American male, men are tired. Tired of being told thereís something fundamentally wrong with them. Tired of being told that if women arenít happy, itís menís fault.
Contrary to what feminists like Hanna Rosin, author of The End of Men, say, the so-called rise of women has not threatened men. It has pissed them off. It has also undermined their ability to become self-sufficient in the hopes of someday supporting a family. Men want to love women, not compete with them. They want to provide for and protect their families Ė itís in their DNA. But modern women wonít let them."
Edited at November 26, 2012 3:52 PM
November 26, 2012 3:52 PM - dibs
Speaking of stupid unions, they've been protesting for many weeks now what must be some office refitting work being done by a hedge fund on the corner of Madison and 54th. Do they really think the hedge fund guys or their customers actually care?????
November 26, 2012 3:53 PM - dibs
"Youíll never hear that in the media. All the articles and books (and television programs, for that matter) put women front and center, while men and children sit in the back seat. But after decades of browbeating the American male, men are tired. Tired of being told thereís something fundamentally wrong with them. Tired of being told that if women arenít happy, itís menís fault.
Contrary to what feminists like Hanna Rosin, author of The End of Men, say, the so-called rise of women has not threatened men. It has pissed them off. It has also undermined their ability to become self-sufficient in the hopes of someday supporting a family. Men want to love women, not compete with them. They want to provide for and protect their families Ė itís in their DNA. But modern women wonít let them."


NONE OF THIS APPLIES TO ME.
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November 26, 2012 3:55 PM - More4Less
I'm perfect content if wife tells me "honey, you don't have to work if you don't want to. I'll provide for the family"
November 26, 2012 3:59 PM - dibs
m4l, we were right about when Apple bottomed (nh).
November 26, 2012 3:59 PM - MontroseMorris
You poor men! (smallest violin in the world is playing now)

Fox news is really inhaling the exhaust fumes now.
Edited at November 26, 2012 3:59 PM
November 26, 2012 4:00 PM - Deleted
I actually enjoy watching fox news. so delusional it provides for some great comedic relief sometimes
November 26, 2012 4:01 PM - MontroseMorris
M4L, if the touch screen is the wave of the future, and it seems to be, you'd be better off having something that has that capacity, especially if you plan to have the computer more than two years. Cough it up, my friend.
Edited at November 26, 2012 4:01 PM
November 26, 2012 4:03 PM - dibs
The DOW is putting in a nice reverse head and shoulders similar to what it did in June and setting itself up for a rally up to and maybe through 14,000
Edited at November 26, 2012 4:03 PM
November 26, 2012 4:04 PM - Deleted
reverse head? wtf?
November 26, 2012 4:05 PM - dibs
Anything you can actually touch is foreign to the straight men here who frequent the titty bars.
November 26, 2012 4:07 PM - MontroseMorris
"women have the power to turn everything around. All they have to do is surrender to their nature Ė their femininity Ė and let men surrender to theirs."

What utter hogwash! I'm hardly a screaming feminist, but this is really ridiculous. Besides, I know too many men who have surrendered to their femininity.
November 26, 2012 4:09 PM - More4Less
Dave, too late for me - missed oppty to pull trigger for few shares at 508. would've made enough, along with bby proceeds, to get me a mac air.
November 26, 2012 4:09 PM - dibs
"Besides, I know too many men who have surrendered to their femininity."

Most notably, those who have felt the need for throw pillows.
November 26, 2012 4:13 PM - Deleted
you jelly?
November 26, 2012 4:14 PM - petebklyn
so --- after 4PM and m4l still has a job?
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November 26, 2012 4:17 PM - dibs
Head and shoulders pattern which, once formed signals a downward market........

(A reverse head and shoulders would be this upside down and would signal an upwards move, like we saw last June.)
Edited at November 26, 2012 4:17 PM
November 26, 2012 4:20 PM - Deleted
ah interesting.
November 26, 2012 4:20 PM - DeLepp
dibs, your chart looks like the walking route to Prague Castle.
Edited at November 26, 2012 4:20 PM
November 26, 2012 4:22 PM - sixyearsandcounting
Attn transportation geeks (ie Scott and Benson):
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/japan/9702521/310mph-floating-trains-unveiled-in-Japan.html

That would make the Philly-to-NYC commute in under an hour.
November 26, 2012 4:26 PM - petebklyn
we really don't want philly people less than an hour away. enuf lowlife tourists already
Edited at November 26, 2012 4:26 PM
November 26, 2012 4:28 PM - petebklyn
I left letter for the tenants with their rent increases this afternoon. We'll see if they squawk. about 10% for one and 20% for the other but still probably $500 below market rents and has been 3 years since last raise.
November 26, 2012 4:29 PM - dibs
Pete, pretty soon virtually all of the best NYC chefs will have moved to Philly.
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November 26, 2012 4:30 PM - Deleted
pretty cool six, although i'm sure it will cost a zillion dollars to build and the ticket will cost about 1000 dollars
November 26, 2012 4:30 PM - More4Less
Pete, there's always tomorrow if not later today. bosses are out west so they've still got time to ring me. I would be shocked if I can escape this.
Edited at November 26, 2012 4:30 PM
November 26, 2012 4:33 PM - More4Less
Pete, if they decide to leave, maybe rent it to me.
Edited at November 26, 2012 4:33 PM
November 26, 2012 4:36 PM - dibs
This can only happen in Japan and maybe China. In Japan, after the war, they built all the railroads in straight lines. You can go 300 mph in straight lines but not around curves. Amtrak can never do this because there are too many turns and curves. That's why they brought on the Acela "tilting" technology, toat least speed things up along these curves.

China could build them anywhere now because they just expropriate the land. no pesky eminent domain laws to hinder the process. But, Japan and China are not sharing railcar technology at all and likely never will.
November 26, 2012 4:37 PM - Donatella
very funny you people, you are on a roll. lol, MM. Dibs. I now watch Fox News the way people watch Jon Stewart. Hilarious. It started with election night when Karl Rove was sputtering about Ohio and now O'Reilly, Hannity, they are like stand up comedians.

Delepp, the inverted castle sounds about right. The hanging Blarney stone kiss.

Slopey, that sounds like one hell of a family reunion. Do you want to come to Florida to my mother's 90th birthday party instead? My sister was worried there wouldn't be enough people at her dinner party, now it is 33 and counting. My father wants to sing. We are not sure if he is kidding.
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November 26, 2012 4:39 PM - Deleted
Hannity is amazing. O'Reilly can make sense sometimes. He seems like the most rational of them all oddly enough
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November 26, 2012 4:40 PM - Donatella

My money is on your surviving, M4L. How many peoples' jobs are you doing now? I figure it is about 8 now, isn't it???
November 26, 2012 4:42 PM - Donatella

O'Reilly is the family person at Thanksgiving dinner who is demented and everyone knows it, and they like him and make fun of him and concede that is is intelligent, but cracked.
November 26, 2012 4:44 PM - Deleted
i've weaned myself off of MSNBC except for Maddow - <3 her.
November 26, 2012 4:45 PM - Donatella
Look, Hannity is discounted because of his forehead. Anybody whose eyebrows are that close to a hairline is dumb hands down. Dos dedos in Spanish (two fingers, i.e. a one inch forehead). I once turned down a job because the hiring guy had no forehead. I am prescient in these matters.
November 26, 2012 4:47 PM - More4Less
Donatella, trust me. bet against me. got new bosses now.
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November 26, 2012 4:48 PM - Deleted
lol - the helmet head is amazing. there's another ugly dude on fox like that. forget his name
November 26, 2012 4:51 PM - Donatella

Funny, dh. I am practically off MSNBC too. I used to watch Chris Matthews, but he is getting to me. His act is like Law and Order. Getting very predictable. And he keeps screaming. Rachael Maddow is a very smart woman. Smarter than all of them.
Edited at November 26, 2012 4:51 PM
November 26, 2012 4:55 PM - Donatella

M4L, I am really sympathetic. I lived in that atmosphere of fear for so long that when we finally got the ax (all together!!) it was a kind of relief. Being up in the air, and having all those canned people drudging out with their boxes is the every living WORST.
Edited at November 26, 2012 4:55 PM
November 26, 2012 4:56 PM - MontroseMorris
Jon Stewart is the only one on the telly who has my respect. He's a national treasure.
November 26, 2012 4:56 PM - Deleted
I hear ya dona. matthews is painful to watch most of the time. maddow is smart and snarky - the other dudes on before/after her are a little too shrill for me.
November 26, 2012 4:57 PM - Deleted
Ya Stewart rules. HE should run for office.
November 26, 2012 5:01 PM - Donatella

I have one set of cousins on my uncle's side whose family gatherings were like FOX News, moderated by one absolutely insane funny uncle who was a liberal amidst Buckley style paleoconservatives. It would start out on a particular topic with with basic agreement until the the Uncle Danny would throw out little pieces of bait until the whole bunch of them would be fighting full tilt, eyes popping. Then he would tiptoe off, tittering. It is no joke that the younger generation of this family are comedy writers. There is an off the wall sketch called the Kelly brothers (SNL? Letterman? I forget where it is). That's them.
November 26, 2012 5:02 PM - Donatella

When I first saw CrossFire, I thought it was like family gatherings at their house.
November 26, 2012 5:08 PM - Arkady
Too funny! How your friends would act if they were a dog, or a cat.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=GbycvPwr1Wg

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November 26, 2012 5:11 PM - Donatella

MSNBC roster -

(this is pathetic, I know)

Matthews - FDR, Tip ONeil Democrat, original, pre-Vatican II Irish Catholic, untouched by the Reagan Revolution. Oldie Democrat. Familiar and like him but he is increasingly living in an alternate universe.
Ed Schultz - HATE HIM. SHUT UP GO AWAY FOREVER.
Al Sharpton - Al Sharpton is our own original Brooklyn maniac, defanged by MSNBC but he really needed the money.
Rachael Maddow - smart cookie, left of me, but like her just the same.
Lawrence O'Donnell - Not so smart leftie living in another dimension.

That is my assessment from watching MSNBC from 2007.
November 26, 2012 5:14 PM - Deleted
yeah, i hate Ed and Lawrence. Annoying like woah. The new mellow Sharpton is sorta weird too.
November 26, 2012 5:16 PM - Donatella

What happened to Al Sharpton? Take away all the fat and there is nothing left to his body... Superficial I know.
November 26, 2012 5:19 PM - Deleted
lol, just call him twiggy!
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November 26, 2012 5:19 PM - rf
I just got an email from my university alumni association congratulating Hakeem Jeffries as the first alum to be elected to Congress!
November 26, 2012 5:20 PM - Donatella


Hahahaaaaa......dh. While the real Twiggy got FAT!!!
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November 26, 2012 5:22 PM - Deleted
lol dona - coincidence?
Edited at November 26, 2012 5:22 PM
November 26, 2012 5:22 PM - Donatella

What did he say, rf? If Ed Townes did not leave this term, I was going to start a campaign myself to get rid of him. What did Jeffries say about his agenda, what he wants to do??


November 26, 2012 5:23 PM - rf
Not exactly, Donatella. Here she is in 2010:
November 26, 2012 5:27 PM - Donatella

shhhhh......( rf, the ^^^^^ is Kate Smith )


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November 26, 2012 5:29 PM - Deleted
haha
November 26, 2012 5:29 PM - Deleted
i need to get back to the gym - gained 6 lbs over the holiday. wtf.
November 26, 2012 5:30 PM - rf
I'm aware of that, Donatella.
November 26, 2012 5:34 PM - Donatella
So, rf, what did Hakeem Jeffries say??

Funny, Arkady.
November 26, 2012 5:38 PM - Donatella
oh sorry I misunderstood. I thought you went to a gathering honoring him. He also went to Harvard if I remember correctly.
November 26, 2012 5:39 PM - MontroseMorris
It should come as little surprise that Wm F. Buckley was not beloved when he was a Yale student. Or after he wrote his seminal work, "God and Man at Yale." The alumni magazine published an article last year about what a prig he could be, and how utterly condescending he was to students and faculty alike who didn't agree with him.

And it's not like Yale in the 1950s was a party school either.
Edited at November 26, 2012 5:40 PM
November 26, 2012 5:39 PM - rf
Here you go:
http://www.binghamton.edu/alumni/news/alumni-connect/nov-2012/congress.html
Edited at November 26, 2012 5:39 PM
November 26, 2012 5:46 PM - Donatella

Thanks, rf. As I remember, Buckley and his wife didn't have a particularly great relationship with their son. I remember watching him on television as a kid. I kept thinking, "I know this guy is speaking English because I recognize the words like 'the, and, therefore'" but he spoke in "Quarter words" as we used to say.
November 26, 2012 5:50 PM - petebklyn
Jeffries went to Slut U?
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November 26, 2012 5:50 PM - dibs
The twelve days of christmas gists add up to $107,000 this year.

The cheapest of course, is the Partridge.
November 26, 2012 5:52 PM - MontroseMorris
Buckley liked $5 words. He was brilliant, but I probably would disagree with everything he would say after "Good Morning."
November 26, 2012 5:53 PM - petebklyn
sounds more like philly restauranteurs coming to NYC.
"Gay couple to reopen NYC's iconic restaurant Tavern on the Green, face charges of nepotism: "The partners, who for 15 years have owned CrÍperie Beau Monde and L'Etage 624, a restaurant and lounge in Philadelphia, were described as novices compared with New York City-based rivals such as veteran caterer Great Performances. Some newspaper articles suggested that the pair won the 20-year lease through connectionsóMr. Caiola's sister is married to Mayor Michael Bloomberg's former deputy mayor, Kevin Sheekey, who is now a top executive with Bloomberg LP."


November 26, 2012 5:57 PM - Donatella

He used to rail against "immanetizing the eschaton".
November 26, 2012 6:00 PM - Donatella
I checked Jeffries bio. He went to NYU Law. I don't know where I got Harvard.
Edited at November 26, 2012 6:00 PM
November 26, 2012 6:03 PM - rf
We have a friend who is a sophomore at Yale. Last year there were several sons of semi-famous Republicans in his dorm. They are all drinkers.
November 26, 2012 6:10 PM - dibs
Turns out that National grid does all the repair work for LIPA. National Grid is actually a UK company with a lot of Brit management here. News Channel 4 expose lists some items paid for in moving some of the execs from the UK to here. One was $2,000 to ship a cat.
Edited at November 26, 2012 6:10 PM
November 26, 2012 6:25 PM - Donatella
They bought Keyspan, which was a merger of Brooklyn Union Gas and other natural gas companies in the late 90s; National Grid was a major player in the deregulation of British power in the early 90s there. They have a lot of US assets.
Edited at November 26, 2012 6:25 PM
November 26, 2012 6:37 PM - dibs
WOW....what a load of misinformation on NBC Nightly News on what may happen with the fiscal cliff. This is really yellow journalism of the sleaziest type.
November 26, 2012 7:10 PM - sixyearsandcounting
DonaT, you have to admit that "immanentizing the eschaton" is an amazing turn of phrase! MM, I know several people who knew Buckley (YPU connections). He could hold forth like nobody else in small groups but of course nobody could get too close to him. He was a huge pot smoker though, and had great parties on his boat in CT or LI, wherever he was at the time.
November 26, 2012 7:11 PM - sixyearsandcounting
Rf, is your friend involved in the political union?
November 26, 2012 7:20 PM - MontroseMorris
Six, half the time he was on tv, he looked pretty toked up. I'm not surprised.

You were in the Political Union? In my day, most of the students in that were the loud, obnoxious A-personality types on both sides, most of whom are now power lawyers.
November 26, 2012 7:23 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
hey! what's with the bashing of lawyers???!!! some of the people who adore you are lawyers :-D
Edited at November 26, 2012 7:23 PM
November 26, 2012 7:25 PM - Donatella

It is an amazing turn of phrase, Six, and an important idea not only for defining conservative political ideas but also for clarifying some religious ones as well. I am burnt out today. I need to get away from this computer and get a little exercise. It was nice out earlier.
November 26, 2012 7:37 PM - sixyearsandcounting
Yup, MM, in fact I was Chairman of a certain infamous party...
Edited at November 26, 2012 7:37 PM
November 26, 2012 7:57 PM - Deleted
funky beats anyone?

best new rap song i've heard this year

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pe0n5mqkf6c

November 26, 2012 8:02 PM - dibs
Watching "Liz & Dick" on Lifetime with Lindsay Lohan. Heard it wasn't all that bad
November 26, 2012 8:04 PM - MontroseMorris
I have nothing against lawyers, your Snappiness. I have them in my family, and some of my best friends....... But you gotta admit, very few power lawyers are the shy retiring type.
November 26, 2012 8:05 PM - MontroseMorris
Please elucidate, Six.
November 26, 2012 8:11 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
"your Snappiness"

I kinda like that!
Edited at November 26, 2012 8:10 PM
November 26, 2012 8:53 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Howdy, PLUSAs!
November 26, 2012 8:54 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
shhhhh! not so loud! it's almost bedtime.
November 26, 2012 8:56 PM - dibs
Lindsey lohan's actually pretty good in this role
November 26, 2012 8:59 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
sorry, snaps, i'll type more quietly. we're winding down here, too. i just put bh on warning that we're retreating to the bedroom soon. he was up half the night puking his guts up, but feeling a bit better now. he needs to rest up.
Edited at November 26, 2012 8:59 PM
November 26, 2012 8:59 PM - petebklyn
"immanentizing the eschaton" -- So those are real words? I thought u were making fun of his brahman accent
November 26, 2012 9:00 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
cripes, dibs, you're watching lohan? oy. that's so 99% of you. : P
Edited at November 26, 2012 9:00 PM
November 26, 2012 9:00 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
yikes! tell him i hope he feels better soon.

i had a nice warm bath with lavender bath salts, vanilla bubble bath and burned a teak candle courtesy of ms. part. very very zen right now and almost ready to snooze :-)
November 26, 2012 9:02 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
i loved listening to buckley speak. i rarely agreed with him, but i still enjoyed the hell out listening to him! (are exclamation points too exciting, snaps? how about question marks. too upper case. : p)

bh says, 'thanks, snaps, i do feel better.' (he thinks it was the fish we had for dinner...)
Edited at November 26, 2012 9:03 PM
November 26, 2012 9:04 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
good. fish does a body good. i was gonna cook salmon, but got lazy and had chicken sausage with roasted garlic and gruyere. nom!
November 26, 2012 9:05 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
snaps, he thinks the fish is what made him sick. we had it for dinner last night. : ( he caught that fish himself, too. very sad. but i think it's going in the trash. we have a ton of it. he caught a big one.
Edited at November 26, 2012 9:06 PM
November 26, 2012 9:08 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
oh no! was it cooked thoroughly? was it caught in clean-ish waters? poor bird's nest head :-(
November 26, 2012 9:10 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
it was caught off the coast of new jersey, but pretty far off shore. yes, it was well cooked. he was so proud of his fish! had it cleaned and we carefully rinsed, wrapped and froze a bunch of it. oh well...

yes, poor birdnesthead...i've never, in nearly 9 years, seen him brought down like that. it was a little scary.
Edited at November 26, 2012 9:13 PM
November 26, 2012 9:12 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
oh, well...sounds like the fishie will have to go the way of the dodo. hey...you could flush it down the toilet! lol! j/k
November 26, 2012 9:12 PM - sixyearsandcounting
MM, I think I told you the story in person at a gathering in Oceans aka Brownstone Billiards.
November 26, 2012 9:12 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
lol! it would be a fitting end...after what it did to him! (oops, sorry for the bang.)
November 26, 2012 9:14 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
well, tuck him in tightly tonight and give him lemon emetrol (i swear by it for nausea) and a forehead smooch from me.

i'm gonna go hit the hay. i can still smell the lavender and vanilla on my skin. gonna go sniff my arms and fall asleep. (that didn't sound right, did it? well you know what i mean!)

nite my lovelies! sleep well and have wonderful dreams :-)
Edited at November 26, 2012 9:14 PM
November 26, 2012 9:17 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
thank you, i will. i'm sure he will appreciate it.

lavender and vanilla sounds very soothing, snaps. sleep well, dear!
Edited at November 26, 2012 9:17 PM
November 26, 2012 9:18 PM - More4Less
DH, Kendrick is representing LA. dude got skillz.
November 26, 2012 9:19 PM - More4Less
Cobble, so why is he puking but you're not as you ate it too?
Edited at November 26, 2012 9:19 PM
November 26, 2012 9:31 PM - lechacal
I hate Christmas. What a lousy holiday.

On a whirlwind tour of uninteresting places. Today was Quincy MA and an office park north of Hartford. Tomorrow is an office park west of Philly, then fly to Atlanta to spend a couple of days in a suburban office park there. Next week is Des Moines, Minneapolis and Scottsdale. I am asleep while awake.
November 26, 2012 9:32 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
I ate the striped bass, he ate the bluefish. Though I did taste the bluefish, (which I think I liked better than the striped bass). But BH ate two pieces of the bluefish. I felt vaguely 'off' today, but never got sick. But it could have just been from hearing him being sick last night. It was pretty intense.
Edited at November 26, 2012 9:33 PM
November 26, 2012 9:35 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Ah, lech, see you're still yourself. Hating on the holiday that gives children joy.
Edited at November 26, 2012 9:35 PM
November 26, 2012 9:40 PM - Donatella
Hi Lech.

My grandfather used to fish. He'd go out ocean fishing with his friend and bring back blues. My mother cleaned them and cooked them and they were delicious. But they are oily and they can be contaminated. Once we had a big blue and my cousin was over. Everyone ate the fish with gusto, loving it. Then we all took turns in the bathroom; everyone to a person got sick. Real sick. I still like bluefish though.
Edited at November 26, 2012 9:40 PM
November 26, 2012 9:40 PM - More4Less
Lech, that's for work? doesn't sound like your usual visits of family, in-laws, etc.

Cobble, Lech is holding up well considering one of fav outlets (running) is not in the routine right now
November 26, 2012 9:42 PM - More4Less
I'm very lucky when it comes to eating something wrong. I poop vs puke.
November 26, 2012 9:53 PM - More4Less
damn, this is a great Knicks Nets game.
November 26, 2012 9:56 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Me, too, M4L, I rarely throw up, usually only when I drink too much hard liquor and/or really heavy/greasy food. Which is hasn't happened in a long long long time, since I know the consequences!
November 26, 2012 9:58 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Are they playing at the Barclays Arena?
Edited at November 26, 2012 9:58 PM
November 26, 2012 10:02 PM - Arkady
There were $15 tickets going today for the game.
Edited at November 26, 2012 10:02 PM
November 26, 2012 10:06 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Wow, really? That's great. How do you know that, Arkady?
November 26, 2012 10:17 PM - More4Less
really??? guess I'm thankful that I was able to make a small profit on them tix. kid wasn't feeling well.
Edited at November 26, 2012 10:17 PM
November 26, 2012 10:22 PM - sixyearsandcounting
"Today was Quincy MA"

My paternal grandparents' hometown! What with the John Adams home there, Lech, I thought you would have enjoyed it. Can't get more New England WASPy than John Adams.
November 26, 2012 10:25 PM - Slopefarm
Or more Unitarian.
November 26, 2012 10:31 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Unitarian? I would have thought Congregationalist.
Edited at November 26, 2012 10:31 PM
November 26, 2012 10:48 PM - Slopefarm
From Adherents.com:

Adams was raised a Congregationalist, but ultimately rejected many fundamental doctrines of conventional Christianity, such as the Trinity and the divinity of Jesus, becoming a Unitarian. In his youth, Adams' father urged him to become a minister, but Adams refused, considering the practice of law to be a more noble calling. Although he once referred to himself as a "church going animal," Adams' view of religion overall was rather ambivalent: He recognized the abuses, large and small, that religious belief lends itself to, but he also believed that religion could be a force for good in individual lives and in society at large.
Edited at November 26, 2012 10:48 PM
November 26, 2012 11:03 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Well then, there you have it! I did not know that, but then again, my American History is pretty rotten. It was all downhill after HS.
November 26, 2012 11:07 PM - Donatella
Ted Sorensen was a Unitarian. What a great autobiography he wrote. All of the soaring rhetoric of JFK was his.
Edited at November 26, 2012 11:07 PM
November 26, 2012 11:10 PM - Slopefarm
Kevin Bacon, too.
November 26, 2012 11:11 PM - Donatella
I want to see Mystic River again.
Edited at November 26, 2012 11:11 PM
November 26, 2012 11:14 PM - Arkady
I heard it on NewsRadio 88, CHiller. They were talking about the postponed game & how choice tickets that had been getting nearly 2 grand were going for around $800. in the aftermarket. I, of course thought of M4L.
November 26, 2012 11:18 PM - RowerChick
Kevin Bacon's family were pretty heavyweight Quakers in Upstate NY.

G'night.
Edited at November 26, 2012 11:18 PM
November 26, 2012 11:21 PM - sixyearsandcounting
I bet I know some of Cobble's history teachers...
Edited at November 26, 2012 11:21 PM