Thursday OT
January 24, 2013 5:14 AM - RowerChick
GM

398 comments
January 24, 2013 5:17 AM - RowerChick
The nemesis of my sleep, Mr. Magoo, has decided that between 4:30am & 5:30am is a great time for breakfast.
#1
January 24, 2013 7:43 AM - dibs
GM. Are those two lesbians?
#2
January 24, 2013 7:52 AM - CGar
And the women in the CFM boots are whom???
#3
January 24, 2013 7:53 AM - dibs
Those heels aren't high enough to be called "CFM" boots
Edited at January 24, 2013 7:53 AM
#4
January 24, 2013 8:17 AM - dibs
Where'd you see that, Legion?
Edited at January 24, 2013 8:19 AM
#5
January 24, 2013 8:20 AM - Slope4Eva
GM. Looks to me like Evita may have the flu. I believe a trip to the doctor is in order (ugh, more germs). Hubby in hospital, Mom in hospital (and she thinks my Dad is not taking his meds properly). FML, as the kids say.
#6
January 24, 2013 8:22 AM - CGar
Hello Legion, my old friend. In case you missed it (deliberately or otherwise) . . . from yesterday's OT . . .

Slopey @ 3:02: "CGar, are there any other bets that have not been paid, to your knowledge?"

CGar @ 3:08: "Yes, to my knowledge, Legion has not yet had sex with dave for losing our bet that Obama would beat Romney."

Slopey @ 3:32: "Oh, and we need to keep the pressure on legion (nh) as I think he, as much as anyone on the OT, understands the value of enforceable contracts to a free society."

Edited at January 24, 2013 8:23 AM
#7
January 24, 2013 8:23 AM - CGar
Eva, Juan is back in the hospital???

(And, pray tell what FML is?)
#8
January 24, 2013 8:25 AM - Legion
...article in The Post quotes REBNY analyst
Brooklyn 4th Quarter:
Bed-Stuy 156 Sales
next highest was
Park slope with 135
then
Brooklyn Heights
with 106 sales.
#9
January 24, 2013 8:25 AM - dibs
M4l might be looking sexier than Legion nowadays with his buzz haircut. But then again, m4l rarely loses a bet
#10
January 24, 2013 8:27 AM - Legion
Sorry to hear that S4E,
doctor might prescribe Tamiflu if he/she believes it to be the Flu.
Aches, Joint Pain, Fever, Headaches, Lethargy.
#11
January 24, 2013 8:29 AM - dibs
Legion, how long is Tamiflu "good for?". I have some left over from years ago when we had that nasty H1N1 (?) scare. GSK was giving it out to employees and i got some too
Edited at January 24, 2013 8:31 AM
#12
January 24, 2013 8:29 AM - CGar
Does anyone know where I can buy small bubble wrap bags? I have some from years ago, but no clue where I got them.
#13
January 24, 2013 8:30 AM - dibs
Probably staples.
#14
January 24, 2013 8:30 AM - Legion
CGar!
Hey, I never made such a bet.
You can't count bets placed by third parties...unless we were in Vegas or something.
#15
January 24, 2013 8:35 AM - Legion
It's a long shelf life dibs, upwards of 5 years.
As with many antibiotics and antivirals they usually last longer than labeled too.
#16
January 24, 2013 8:36 AM - Legion
GM.
Looks like NYC real estate is a bull market again.
Sales up across the board.
Largest amount of sales in Brooklyn were in Bedford-Stuyvesant.
....hummmmm
#17
January 24, 2013 8:37 AM - Slope4Eva
Aches (yes), Joint Pain (I'll ask for specifics), Fever (yes) headaches (not necessarily), Lethargy (not too bad).

OK, maybe not flu, we'll see.

"Eva, Juan is back in the hospital???"

CGar, he's been in the hospital for three months, with NO indication of leaving. Did I give the impression he's home?

FML = Fuck my life
#18
January 24, 2013 8:39 AM - CGar
No, Eva, I thought he was in Rehab? When you said hospital, I'm thinking ICU again.
#19
January 24, 2013 8:41 AM - CGar
And nonsense to the FML! You have family and friends who love you. You have a wonderful daughter. And your husband has been doing remarkably well considering. As my late mother used to say, it should be no worse. And you MUST look at this from a "glass half full" and NOT a "glass half empty" point of view. I speak from experience unfortunately.
#20
January 24, 2013 8:42 AM - CGar
Thanks, dave. Now that you mention it, I think that's where I got the bubble wrap bags originally.
#21
January 24, 2013 8:42 AM - Slope4Eva
Yes, he's in the rehab section of SIU hospital. But, he's still under the surgical/medical team. Still has alot of medical issues.
#22
January 24, 2013 8:44 AM - Legion
Interesting fact about viruses,
they are nature's gene splicers.
It's estimated that our own human DNA has a good percentage of Viral genetic coding adapted over our evolution.
In other words, we are a good part Virus.

#23
January 24, 2013 8:46 AM - Arkady
e-Bay has 100 b.w. bags for under $5.0
#24
January 24, 2013 8:49 AM - Legion
Well said CGar,
my positive thoughts are with you too S4E.
We have a remarkable ability to recover from illness. Nothing short of miraculous sometimes.
Edited at January 24, 2013 8:49 AM
#25
January 24, 2013 8:54 AM - Slope4Eva
Thanks, guys. I'm staying positive, I just need to duplicate myself and be in four places at once and all would be well.
#26
January 24, 2013 8:59 AM - CGar
Size?? Link??

Your teach a man to fish lessons are wearing thin!!!!!
Edited at January 24, 2013 8:59 AM
#27
January 24, 2013 9:02 AM - CGar
LICH is once again slated for closure.

"Long Island College Hospital in Brooklyn faces closure -- just two years after the state approved a merger to save the financially ailing 155-year old facility, source told the Post.

SUNY Downstate Medical Center, which acquired LICH in 2011, has sent out word that its eying shutting down the Cobble Hill hospital — the only one that provides emergency room service in Brownstone Brooklyn."

Apparently, SUNY Downstate is also insolvent and never should have acquired LICH. But, leaving this area with no hospital - especially given all the old people in Brooklyn Heights and Boerum Hill - is a really terrible idea.

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/brooklyn/brooklyn_long_island_college_hospital_5jEHIIygkjZ98fIFcuiuNN
#28
January 24, 2013 9:04 AM - Arkady
Easier just to go to Office Max or Staples for instant gratification.
#29
January 24, 2013 9:13 AM - petebklyn
of course coming from NYPost ---I wouldn't expect accuracy or fact checking....Is not only ER in brownstone brooklyn.
#30
January 24, 2013 9:16 AM - petebklyn
eva has enough to worry about with evita coming down with something and her getting it too.
#31
January 24, 2013 9:16 AM - petebklyn
on monday we'll have above freezing temps!!
Edited at January 24, 2013 9:16 AM
#32
January 24, 2013 9:21 AM - Deleted
the psychic part of my brain is telling me today is gonna be a weird day
#33
January 24, 2013 9:26 AM - dibs
REALLY??????? Are tou really going to stand in front of that turnstile while you look for your MTA car, you fucking MORON????
#34
January 24, 2013 9:30 AM - dibs
Yes, this IS rather long but it would do you all well to read it as a relatively brief outline of just exactly what is taking place.....

I certainly expect the lazy among you and those with the rose colored glasses to make snarky remarks about "too long" etc....

This is about the ramifications to the middle class.....




Not too long ago, I thought common sense would prevail, that a balanced approach toward reduced spending and a more equitable and progressive tax would be found. The Bowles- Simpson gave credence to such thoughts. That no longer seems probable. It may still happen, but certainly not until after the 2016 elections. While defense expenditures will be reduced, there is not much else in the budget that Mr. Obama has any interest in cutting. Even when Washington talks of reducing spending they speak only in terms of reductions in the rate of increase, not in absolute numbers. Entitlements remain a “third rail.” Spending will continue; trillion dollar deficits will remain and our nation’s debt will continue to soar. Taxes will rise for everyone.
In a more rational world, bond vigilantes (creditors) would rein in spending. But the Federal Reserve has removed, at least temporarily, that risk. The two to three trillion dollar increase in their balance sheet represent bonds that neither individuals nor foreigners would have found attractive at current rates. There has been no interest on the part of the Administration in reducing spending, other than to take credit for a natural reduction in military spending associated with winding down the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The only answer to moderating deficits will have to be higher taxes, which, perversely, may be a good thing. When everyone’s taxes go up and the economy does not leap forward, attention may be paid to the crux of the problem – we have created a welfare state that is unaffordable. Additionally, artificially low interest rates have masked the true damage done to our economy through mismanagement.
The President is an expert in telling voters what they want to hear – that programs like Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid are sacrosanct, as will be ObamaCare, and that they will be paid for by the “rich.” Well, he has raised taxes on the wealthy and before allowing for behavioral changes, those increases will raise an extra $62 billion a year for ten years, accounting for about 6% of today’s annual deficits. Even should, miraculously, tax receipts return to their pre-crisis level of 18% of GDP that would mean continuing annual deficits of $400 billion. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has determined that, under the terms of the fiscal cliff deal, our debt of $16.4 trillion will increase by $4 trillion over the next ten years, and they do not allow for changes in behavior that higher taxes will cause, nor the effect of an increase in money supply on inflation. The only way to pay for the government Mr. Obama wants is to increase taxes on middle income earners. That will happen. Taxes will also rise on investments, which is counter productive when further investment is needed to boost economic growth. And lastly, there will be a VAT. The latter is particularly offensive, in that it is both clandestine and regressive. It is stealth-like, and it hurts the middleclass more than the rich. All of these taxes will principally affect the middleclass and retirees. The Buffett’s of the world, large corporations and green energy concerns will be largely unaffected.
Mathematically, we cannot continue as we have been. Entitlements will not be touched under Mr. Obama. In fact, because of Obamacare, they have increased. It is certainly possible that when middle income earners are faced with higher taxes, as they will be, there could be a revolt. Let us hope so.
Politicians, including the President, realize that the revenues necessary to operate the size government they desire cannot be paid for by the wealthy alone. As the Wall Street Journal noted Tuesday, if the government taxed 100% of those earning more than $500,000, the IRS would take in $1.29 trillion, “a little more than 2012’s deficit.” Despite the President’s promises to the contrary, it is middle income earners who will have to pay for the government he wants.
The real debates, which this President would prefer to avoid, are: what programs do people want, and how much are they willing to pay? The first is discussed ad infinitum; the second, though, not at all. The Sandy bill was a microcosm of what will become future Congressional debates. The government should always be there to pay for natural devastations, such as last fall’s hurricane. But in order to pay for them, shouldn’t spending be cut somewhere else, or should not a surtax be deployed? Unfortunately we have created a culture in which federal funds are considered by government as free money. It is not. Either it must be generated through taxes, or it must be borrowed.
Over the past few decades, federal income tax has averaged about 18% of GDP. In 2011, with $2.3 trillion collected, the average was about 15.4% of $15.1 trillion in GDP that year. The difference between the historical annual average and the current rate amounts to $400 billion. The annual increase of taxes on the wealthy, coupled with increases in taxes on investment income and taxes associated with paying for ObamaCare amount to approximately $60 billion. Obviously the least painful and most productive way of increasing government’s tax receipts would be faster economic growth. Governor Bobby Jindal of Louisiana understands that, while governors like Jerry Brown of California do not. Mr. Jindal has proposed eliminating the state income tax, while Mr. Brown has proposed raising the one in California, which will now become the highest in the nation. The exodus that began a few years ago will persist. Mr. Jindal, in contrast, has taken the more progressive approach, which over time will bear fruit.
Tax reform and simplifying the 4 million words that comprise the tax code make the most sense, but there is too much self-interest and cronyism to expect meaningful reform. Consider the beneficiaries of our tax code – lawyers, accountants, tax preparation firms, farmers, exporters, both old and new energy firms, drug companies, real estate firms, homeowners, Hollywood, eleemosynary institutions and myriad other organizations. There isn’t much of a chance for meaningful change. Since 2001, according to Investor’s Business Daily, there have been 5000 changes, or more than one a day. Complexity will persist.
Unfortunately, as long as Mr. Obama is President, government will consume an ever-increasing share of the nation’s GDP. Consequently, taxes are going to have to go up, and the middleclass will have to bear the brunt of the burden, for that is where the money is. To believe otherwise is to misunderstand the man we have elected President.
Edited at January 24, 2013 9:32 AM
#35
January 24, 2013 9:34 AM - CGar
"Easier just to go to Office Max or Staples for instant gratification."

When have you EVER known me to need instant gratification???
#36
January 24, 2013 9:35 AM - Deleted
too long
Edited at January 24, 2013 9:35 AM
#37
January 24, 2013 9:35 AM - CGar
"REALLY??????? Are tou really going to stand in front of that turnstile while you look for your MTA car, you fucking MORON????"

Welcome to the world of the 99% percent, dave. And have you not READ my commuting rants???
#38
January 24, 2013 9:36 AM - DeLepp
Will be using one our gift cards for dinner at the Modern tonight, can't wait as we usually never get passed bar area.
#39
January 24, 2013 9:36 AM - dibs
I expected nothing less from you dh. As an accountant you should at least understand the mathematics of the spending. As a lazy, pot smoking, bourbon drinking lout you shouldn't care. But I'll be thanking you in 20 years as you pay your higher taxes to fund my SS while you'll likely get nothing out of it!!!!

Thanks in advance.
#40
January 24, 2013 9:37 AM - dibs
"And have you not READ my commuting rants???"

it's only relevant because it's about ME now!!!!
#41
January 24, 2013 9:38 AM - Deleted
i'd be surprised if you'r alive in 20!!
#42
January 24, 2013 9:39 AM - Slope4Eva
The other day, we were getting off an elevator on the top floor. 99.99% chance elevator will empty at this floor. Doors open and this rather large woman was standing smack in the middle of the doorway. I took a step forward and stood nose to nose with her. She didn't budge, didn't think I was a nutcase, etc. Finally, my daughter started laughing and just pulled me off the elevator. Talk about morons.
#43
January 24, 2013 9:39 AM - dibs
Sounds like a What prediction.
#44
January 24, 2013 9:40 AM - Donatella

Eva, hang in there. Re FML, you can say it (feels better to say it) but I agree with CGar.

My father is such an awesome guy, funny, wonderful to me and going through the indignities of being old (he will be 90 next month) with a grace and dignity that I can only hope to have myself. Today he will swallow a camera to complete the photo journey which started on the two opposite ends of his body. Turns out there is a middle journey of the GI tract that the endoscopy and the colonoscopy don't reach and that is where they are going with this. Naturally, this is all comic fodder for him. Good luck to Big E today.
#45
January 24, 2013 9:41 AM - dibs
The worst subway car behaviour and elevator behaviour in the world is in Hong Kong. Standing right in front of the doors in both cases and always pushing on despite people getting off. Barrelling right through them and knocking them aside is just about expected though.
#46
January 24, 2013 9:42 AM - dibs
"going through the indignities of being old (he will be 90 next month) with a grace and dignity that I can only hope to have myself."

Yeah, Pete would be a model of that too.

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
#47
January 24, 2013 9:43 AM - petebklyn
when tried to contain medicare costs --- he was hit with 'death panels' and 'Hands off my medicare' by the opposition.



#48
January 24, 2013 9:43 AM - Slope4Eva
Thanks, Dona. Good luck to Dad!!!!
#49
January 24, 2013 9:46 AM - Donatella

Thanks, Eva. BTW, have you seen the wild turkeys running around over there by the hospital? It's crazy. There is a huge flock of them and apparently they terrorize the area. lol.
Edited at January 24, 2013 9:46 AM
#50
January 24, 2013 9:47 AM - dibs
Two styles of Saratoga Potato Chip Scoops
Edited at January 24, 2013 9:47 AM
#51
January 24, 2013 9:49 AM - petebklyn
so there is all this emailing back and forth about who is bringing what to the friends 70th b'day party sunday.
Now email comes:
"Hey all, So the "GIFT for JP"
If there are other of us who have not gotten JP a gift, I have looked into the idea of getting him a I-Phone
we could also include a few months of service.
I could bring an I-Phone box wrapped, we could give money to Jerry and sign a card who ever would like to go in on it? anyone else in? Troy

So what would Miss Manners say: a) I don't believe persons of certain age (like over 25) get b'day presents
b) don't respond
c) say I'm in

#52
January 24, 2013 9:49 AM - Slope4Eva
haha, oh yes, Dona. They are all over the place. There are alot less then there was prior to Sandy (and Thanksgiving). I read recently that it all started with some woman who had about 8 turkeys as pets and decided to get rid of them and just let them loose and they multiplied (not sure if this is true). I'm glad I'm not a big fan of turkey (once a year is enough for me). They are the ugliest things you'd want to see. I've also had to stop the car several times to let them cross in front of me.
#53
January 24, 2013 9:51 AM - Donatella
Some guy just endorsed me on Linkedin. I don't have a clue to who he is. There is a feature to Linkedin which allows you to import contacts from Yahoo and other sources to broaden your network. The only thing is that it does not give you a chance to review these contacts and it is very easy to accidentally give a group "INVITE" to connect. I went from almost 500 contacts to about 800 now from one of these automatic invites. Some of the people I really don't even know. My yahoo contacts list is enormous from a job where I was doing massive industry outreach. And I invited the world. Accidentally. And they said yes. Now they are endorsing me. Whoever they are.
Edited at January 24, 2013 9:52 AM
#54
January 24, 2013 9:51 AM - Deleted
getting an old person an iphone is prolly a bad idea - i mean, look how confused and pissed off dibs gets all the time
#55
January 24, 2013 9:51 AM - Deleted
(with technology)
#56
January 24, 2013 9:52 AM - petebklyn
"an awesome guy, funny, wonderful to me and going through the indignities of being old " -- I thought you were talking about me for a minute
#57
January 24, 2013 9:53 AM - Donatella

Well, not 100% Pete; there is still room for you to be wonderful to me. :-)
#58
January 24, 2013 9:54 AM - Slope4Eva
Pete, I'm not sure about getting someone stuck in a cell phone contract without knowing for sure this is what they would want. I think I'd take a pass on that gift.
#59
January 24, 2013 10:01 AM - dibs
He may not want an iPhone.

FUCK OFF DH
Edited at January 24, 2013 10:01 AM
#60
January 24, 2013 10:03 AM - dibs
Dona....some guy with some weird eastern european name does it to me (nh) on Linked In too
#61
January 24, 2013 10:05 AM - Arkady
MOMA food is really terrific! Be sure to sample lots of different things.
#62
January 24, 2013 10:06 AM - dibs
The US House of representatives passed a bill (by 285 to 144 votes) to allow a short-term extension (till 18th May) of the government's borrowing capability. A majority of Democrats voted against the bill. It is expected that the Senate will follow through and the White House Press Secretary stated that the President would accept it. However, we now get to the trickier element, which involves spending cuts. The Chairman of the House Budget Committee, Mr Ryan is to prepare a budget plan which will eliminate the US budget deficit in 10 years by cutting spending, without raising taxes. Hmmmm. The President has insisted on tax increases, together with spending cuts, which will eliminate the deficit in 30 years. The deal represented a retreat by Republican’s from their previous position that there would be no increase in the borrowing limit without comparable spending cuts. It looks as if the real political fight is to come and an automatic sequester on 1st March remains quite possible/likely?

Seems the House is the only place that's doing any work!!!!
#63
January 24, 2013 10:07 AM - Deleted
I have to stop at K-Mart on my lunch hour today to buy a blanket and a hammer. That's such a sketch combination of things I have to buy. I took the living room sofa's blanket to the beach last summer and left it there cuz it got all wet and supposedly I lost my roommate's hammer which he claimed last night was like an heirloom from his father or something :-/ hahha. how does one lose a hammer? I really looked everywhere for it but couldnt find it. I told him i'd replace both lost items today.



#64
January 24, 2013 10:08 AM - Deleted
lol at blanket and hammer.

shoulda also gotten some duct tape, condoms and some peanut butter
#65
January 24, 2013 10:10 AM - Slope4Eva
Rob, I'd buy those two things in two different stores (j/k). Sounds like you are going to whack someone and take the body out in a blanket.
#66
January 24, 2013 10:12 AM - Deleted
LOL! I should just go for it and buy some rope as well. Do stores alert the authorities when people purchase those kinds of chary combinations?
#67
January 24, 2013 10:16 AM - Deleted
In my next life I want to work on the team that creates the cover page of the NY Post. It must be a riot. Today's is another winner.
#68
January 24, 2013 10:20 AM - DeLepp
arkady, always satisifed with their bar menu, so will do the 4 course tasting tonight I think.
#69
January 24, 2013 10:25 AM - petebklyn
damn, damn, damn.....Seems like heat not kicking on. Pilot light is on, enuf water,thermostat looks right-says heat on -----
Can't I go thru a winter without something happening to it? (it is not old)
#70
January 24, 2013 10:26 AM - dibs
Pete....turn off and then back on at the cutoff switch on the boiler/furnace
#71
January 24, 2013 10:31 AM - dibs
Or, first turn the thermostat off and then back on...this happened to me once or twice in brooklyn with gas furnace
#72
January 24, 2013 10:31 AM - dibs
Also, you should someday get the pilot light converted to automatic start.


Edited at January 24, 2013 10:31 AM
#73
January 24, 2013 10:32 AM - Arkady
What kind of thermostat do you have, pete? If dibs's idea doesn't work it could be the thermostat. First thing is spray the vent holes if there are any w/ Dust-Off - mercury switches can get clogged. 2nd would be to take off the cover to see if a wire has come loose.
#74
January 24, 2013 10:39 AM - dibs
For all the pet lovers...Pete, look away....

http://vimeo.com/40471435
#75
January 24, 2013 10:39 AM - rf
CGar, I guess you didn't get the message when I posted about SUNY Downstate's insolvency last week.
#76
January 24, 2013 10:40 AM - dibs
Also, if it's battery operated thermostat, the battery may be enough to power the digital readout but not swich the heat on. Horror stories abound about people losing heat in vacation homes because they dont replace thermostat batteries

#77
January 24, 2013 10:42 AM - CGar
I see there's a Walkabout column today. >>> I wonder what days it's published?
#78
January 24, 2013 10:42 AM - pepper
OK dibs. I read it (mostly - it was a bit repetitive - I can see why you liked it ;) ) I agree, we need to introduce spending cuts. But first and foremost, I would like to see much more efficient use of our tax dollars, like fraud enforcement and elimination of all those stupid, useless pork projects that always find their way into any type of legislation. I have no idea what the savings would be, but my sense is, it would be significant.
Edited at January 24, 2013 10:42 AM
#79
January 24, 2013 10:49 AM - MontroseMorris
It was -7 degrees this morning at 7:30. Brrrr. I usually turn my heat way down at night but last night I kept it at 64 all night. It killed me, but I think in the long run, it's better than having the furnace on overdrive all day trying to warm up from 55 degrees. I have baseboard heating and it takes a long time for it to heat up a large room. Now I still have it at 64, and it's comfortable.
#80
January 24, 2013 10:50 AM - dibs
People are healthier living and sleeping in cooler termperatures. Don't ask me how I know this.
#81
January 24, 2013 10:50 AM - MontroseMorris
Prolly Tues and Thurs, CGar. Sounds right to me.
#82
January 24, 2013 11:03 AM - pepper
Where would one go for emergency services, if LICH does indeed shutdown?
#83
January 24, 2013 11:04 AM - rf
CGar, you can look on Staples' website to see if the store carries the bubble wrap bags you want. If they don't have it, you can order it to be shipped to a store if that's more convenient for you.

But I think the best source of information on availability of these bags would be Partridge.
Edited at January 24, 2013 11:04 AM
#84
January 24, 2013 11:05 AM - petebklyn
" the battery may be enough to power the digital readout but not swich the heat on." - wow, that was it. THANKS!
all working now....I can hear the gas meter clicking along merrily.
When battery has died before - digital readout went too. Actually the readout died when I was trying to figure out how to open the thermostat
Edited at January 24, 2013 11:05 AM
#85
January 24, 2013 11:05 AM - CGar
rf, thank you, but, yes, I missed your SUNY Downstate alert, and, yes, I'll look at Staples' website - as I said to dave, I think that's where I got them originally once he suggested it.

And, MM, I was only joking about what days Walkabout is published apropos of our discussion yesterday.
#86
January 24, 2013 11:10 AM - BoerumHillScott
Brooklyn Hospital Center and Methodist are both pretty close and both have ER.
#87
January 24, 2013 11:10 AM - Arkady
CG - I think MM recognized that in her response.
Edited at January 24, 2013 11:10 AM
#88
January 24, 2013 11:12 AM - dibs
Glad that worked, Pete.
#89
January 24, 2013 11:13 AM - dibs
"Brooklyn Hospital Center and Methodist are both pretty close and both have ER."

Just in case I ever need these, where are they????
#90
January 24, 2013 11:13 AM - dibs
headed up to Sotheby's now.
#91
January 24, 2013 11:15 AM - BoerumHillScott
Brooklyn Hopital Center is on Dekalb, right next to Fort Greene Park.
Methodist in in Park Slope, at 7th Ave and 6th St.
Edited at January 24, 2013 11:15 AM
#92
January 24, 2013 11:15 AM - petebklyn
methodist in parkslope -7th avenue about 7th street.

brooklyn hospital -- fort greene/downtown....dekalb avenue - just west of ft greene park.
#93
January 24, 2013 11:16 AM - Slopefarm
I've been to Methodist ER for three basketball injuries (and thank goodness it is so close to the Y) -- dislocated pinkie, a nasty gash on the top of the head, and a jammed and swollen ring finger requiring a wedding ring-ectomy, though I ended up going to Rissin on 47th street to have the ring removed (and repaired).

[Edited. ER, not OR. THankfully, I've never been to Methodist OR. Cute the moron cats.]
Edited at January 24, 2013 11:24 AM
#94
January 24, 2013 11:18 AM - pepper
thanks, scott and pete.
#95
January 24, 2013 11:20 AM - the chicken
Sorry, not been around for a while. Big moves afoot at work...

ps keep selling Apple, probably a Buy at $300.
#96
January 24, 2013 11:20 AM - More4Less
no hat + short buzz cut is terrible combo in this weather. only completed 1/3 of my errands and had to come home - too freaking cold. will go out again after I warm up and maybe a short nap. these are the times that I didn't mind commuting to work via car.
#97
January 24, 2013 11:20 AM - BoerumHillScott
I have known people who have been through LICH, Methodist, and Brooklyn Hospital ERs, and from what I can tell, all seem to be pretty similar, and typical of ERs in other parts of the country.
#98
January 24, 2013 11:21 AM - CGar
Staples has the bubble wrap bags, thank you all. I need to order a box of printer/copy paper anyway, so will add those to it. (Yes, Arkady, eBay is cheaper, but I don't need 100 bags, only about a dozen.)
#99
January 24, 2013 11:21 AM - Slope4Eva
I usually speak well of the Methodist, and, I don't know if its because of flu season hospitalizations or lack of staff, or money, but the stories my mother has been telling me the last week just from her room, are unbelievable.
January 24, 2013 11:23 AM - BoerumHillScott
I know somone who is in Methodist now, and it seems extra crazy due to flu season.
January 24, 2013 11:23 AM - the chicken
Why no hat M4L?
January 24, 2013 11:27 AM - dibs
Cgar, no one should ever buy printer paper for home when they have an office they go to feom which it can be stolen
January 24, 2013 11:27 AM - Slope4Eva
Yeah, Scott, seems really filled to the rafters. My Mom should have been moved to a private room days ago (she's on contact precaution). She's still sharing a room with 3 other people. They don't know how lucky they are that my Mom's a very neat, clean person.
Edited at January 24, 2013 11:27 AM
January 24, 2013 11:28 AM - Deleted
It is symptomatic of the health care system in New York State that LICH and Victory Memorial were foisted upon SUNY Downstate, which was financially stressed itself.

Study after study has shown that there are too many hospital beds in New York State, but our politicians buckle when pressure is applied by SEIU 1199 and the powerful medicaid/hospital industry. I repeat this fact ad nauseum: 50% of New York State's budget is now consumed by Medicaid.

At some point, the day of reckoning will come.
January 24, 2013 11:28 AM - CGar
"Cute the moron cats."

I assume you mean "cue", MORON . . .
January 24, 2013 11:29 AM - CGar
chicken, your room is almost ready . . . though you may be sharing it with dave.
January 24, 2013 11:29 AM - Arkady
I've had poor experiences at Meth ER - or my ex-bf has. Last few times I've gone to NYU instead.
Edited at January 24, 2013 11:29 AM
January 24, 2013 11:32 AM - Slopefarm
Yes, I meant cue, but they are cute. I don't understand why such cute cats like nothing better than to call people "moron."
Edited at January 24, 2013 11:32 AM
January 24, 2013 11:34 AM - pepper
I was in the LICH ER a little over a year ago. It was like the pit of hell. But at least I was able to walk there....
January 24, 2013 11:35 AM - More4Less
Chicken, I had 3 hats prior to moving and now I can't find them hence no hats. my usual full head of hair would've kept me warm but I'm sporting now an army buzz cut (got lazy of blow drying hair in morning hence the buzz cut)
Edited at January 24, 2013 11:35 AM
January 24, 2013 11:35 AM - CGar
"I don't understand why such cute cats like nothing better than to call people "moron.""

Because they know a moron when they see one, Skippy.
January 24, 2013 11:36 AM - Deleted
"I was in the LICH ER a little over a year ago. It was like the pit of hell. "

My mom had the same experience there, at just about the same time.
January 24, 2013 11:36 AM - MontroseMorris
So people should just have the decency to stay home and die? And what about the idiot anti-Obamacare nutballs in Congress who insist that ERs are sufficient to cover all medical needs, so there's no reason for coverage for everyone. Obviously they've never been to a city ER. Not to mention the fact that ER's cost far more than regular visit to a doctor. Have these clowns ever gotten an ER bill?

I agree health care reform is necessary, but complaining about unions and medicaid solves nothing, and the powers that want to be are totally clueless.
January 24, 2013 11:37 AM - More4Less
now that I moved back to Manhattan, I can justifiably frown upon the comparatively inferior hospitals in BK.
January 24, 2013 11:38 AM - Slopefarm
Looks like the crazy Nashes finally sold the Landmark. ---------------------->>> (I'm home this morning in case you are wondering how I can post there.)
Edited at January 24, 2013 11:38 AM
January 24, 2013 11:38 AM - pepper
It really wasn't good benson. some demented, old, drunk sleeping it off in the bed next to me decided to stand up on his bed, and then he fell on me....
January 24, 2013 11:40 AM - More4Less
now that I'm warmed up by the "ghetto heat" (as my neighbors love to reference it as) in the aptmt, I'm not looking forward to going out to complete the 2/3 of the residual errand list. I'll just complete the ones for the boy and tell wife I ran out of time to care for her stuff
January 24, 2013 11:41 AM - More4Less
MM, if rent includes heat, crank that baby up to comfortable 70-72 degrees. I like walking around my aptmt in my shorts and t-shirts
January 24, 2013 11:42 AM - Deleted
Montrose;

As I said, study after study has shown that there are too many hospital beds in NYS. More and more medical care is conducted on an outpatient basis, yet our state government continues to try to prop up the hospital industry. Propping up these institutions increases the cost of medical care, which undoubtedly hurts the poor the most.


Edited at January 24, 2013 11:42 AM
January 24, 2013 11:44 AM - More4Less
so LICH will be class A office bldg or Lux A condos??? I'll assume the safe answer - lux condos
January 24, 2013 11:45 AM - More4Less
Chicken, AAPL at 300 would be juicy div yield. at 500 or so, yield was 2%+ so at 300 would be juicy yields
Edited at January 24, 2013 11:45 AM
January 24, 2013 11:48 AM - CGar
LICH almost killed me in 2001 - literally, no hyberbole, just a little medication allergy it turned out, after they dispatched me with what I learned was a tell-tale rash and fever. (No doubt some of you regret they didn't succeed.)
January 24, 2013 11:49 AM - the chicken
"chicken, your room is almost ready . . . though you may be sharing it with dave."
Bagsy top bunk!


"Chicken, I had 3 hats prior to moving and now I can't find them hence no hats."
At a certain point, you just have to treat them as disposable items - like umbrellas.


"my usual full head of hair would've kept me warm but I'm sporting now an army buzz cut (got lazy of blow drying hair in morning hence the buzz cut)"
The time-honoured preference for the discerning and price-conscious oriental male. Surprised it took you so long to join the club!


Edited at January 24, 2013 11:49 AM
January 24, 2013 11:49 AM - CGar
BW, I assume they'll convert all those buildings to condos. Not a lot of inventory in Cobble Hill.
Edited at January 24, 2013 11:49 AM
January 24, 2013 11:50 AM - MontroseMorris
Well that sounds all well and good, Benson, but what does that mean, NOT "propping up the hospital industry?" Sounds like code for closing down hospitals in poor neighborhoods, eliminating thousands of jobs, yes, union jobs that no one would do otherwise, and making it impossible for poor people to get even the most basic of care. As it is, hospitals are closing in poor neighborhoods now, right and left. When Interfaith in Bed Stuy closes, as they are about to, there will be NO hospitals in Bed Stuy or Crown Heights, the entire central part of Brooklyn. THis is an area larger than most small cities, with tens of thousands of people.
Edited at January 24, 2013 11:50 AM
January 24, 2013 11:52 AM - the chicken
"Chicken, AAPL at 300 would be juicy div yield. at 500 or so, yield was 2%+ so at 300 would be juicy yields"

As Dave will tell you, divi yields are great until they're not!
January 24, 2013 11:55 AM - More4Less
Chicken, it'll cost me more with the buzz cut. often times, I let my hair grow out - cause I often find better things to do than go to barber on weekend. with buzz cut, I have to get it cut more consistently else be laughing stock - chinaman with crappy wannabe fro is not a good look.
January 24, 2013 11:56 AM - CGar
m4l, you always look good (nh).
January 24, 2013 11:57 AM - More4Less
chicken, I'll take my chances with aapl at 300 for them juicy yields. they have tons of cash to support or even grow the div payments. at 300, I'll take my chances on further price drop
January 24, 2013 11:59 AM - More4Less
iphone on NET10's $45/month unlimited plan is working out swell so far. can't see why peeps pay twice that or more at the big carriers - them peeps are sheep/suckas
January 24, 2013 11:59 AM - rf
m4l, you are in LES/Chinatown! Surely you can afford to buy a $3 hat at one of those places that sell luggage, by the East Bway F train stop or where you get your hair cut.
January 24, 2013 11:59 AM - rf
Where did you get the iphone? How much did you pay?
January 24, 2013 12:01 PM - Deleted
Montrose;

LICH and Victory Memorial, which will likely be shut down, are in relatively affluent areas. There are many neighborhoods in this city that don't have a nearby hospital, such as my home turf of Gravesend and Bensonhurst.

The smarter instiutions have been setting up small medical clinics throughout the neighborhoods. For instance, Lutheran Medical center has set up a clinic on 13th St between 4th and 5th, which serves a primarily poor Hispanic clientele. This is a much more efficient system.
January 24, 2013 12:02 PM - More4Less
rf, I like my hats duffy - had bunch of jester hats and I don't like those polyester ones sold by my chinaman - causes too much static. I bought the iphone 4 from a buddy for 200
January 24, 2013 12:02 PM - Arkady
If there's a surplus of beds why do so many people end up in halls for several days before getting a room? We've heard about that many times on here never mind other anecdotal reports.
Edited at January 24, 2013 12:02 PM
January 24, 2013 12:04 PM - More4Less
mkt forces are making a ruling that current hospital setups in many areas are not working - hence the closures (ie something is wrong when the damn bills are so freaking high but yet they still aint making enough to stay open)
January 24, 2013 12:05 PM - dibs
Hats need to be wool, not polyester. When you pick up something on the streets of Chinatown you get what you pay for
January 24, 2013 12:07 PM - rf
True, but until you can find something good, no harm getting something cheap to keep your ears warm!
Edited at January 24, 2013 12:07 PM
January 24, 2013 12:10 PM - rf
Very strange that with NYU Langone and Bellevue closed, there's no great crisis of not enough beds. I think hospitals like to have the patients jammed in close because they are easier to staff that way. But hospitals are horribly inefficient with lots of people paid to do marginal work or no work. Not the union workers, not the nurses, but management jobs.

Benson, what about Coney Island Hospital? And isn't there another hospital on Kings Highway? Brookdale?
January 24, 2013 12:15 PM - the chicken
"Chicken, it'll cost me more with the buzz cut."

The whole point of the buzz cut is that you can do it yourself in 5 minutes with a pair of $30 clippers. That's been my total hair expenditure over the last 13 years!
January 24, 2013 12:18 PM - More4Less
oh, I didn't get it that that short. I don't have a round head but a pointy one hence didn't get it buzz that short. if I have round head, I would go your route.
January 24, 2013 12:18 PM - CGar
"That's been my total hair expenditure over the last 13 years!"

And it shows.

[Ducking for cover]
January 24, 2013 12:19 PM - More4Less
alright, have to head out & brave the elements to complete my errands.
January 24, 2013 12:21 PM - Deleted
Rf;

Yes, Coney Island is near Gravesend, but I was thinking of private hospitals. Brookdale is in Brownsville. You're thinking of Kings Highway hospital, now a part of Beth Israel. It is in Midwood.
January 24, 2013 12:22 PM - kazootite
"Chicken, I had 3 hats prior to moving and now I can't find them hence no hats."

Remember - DH said he had 4 lost hats in his apt.
January 24, 2013 12:29 PM - Arkady
Even a baseball cap would help - you lose a lot of heat through your head, esp. when your hair's short.
January 24, 2013 12:47 PM - Deleted
still got dem hats!
January 24, 2013 1:02 PM - dibs
Hot and spur soup is great on a day like today
January 24, 2013 1:05 PM - dibs
Get ready for a busy January next year....NYC just got the 2014 Super Bowl
January 24, 2013 1:08 PM - Slope4Eva
This was announced two and a half years ago. :-)
Edited at January 24, 2013 1:08 PM
January 24, 2013 1:11 PM - dibs
Yes, I know that but the details about all the events are coming out and it's going to be a circus
Edited at January 24, 2013 1:11 PM
January 24, 2013 1:12 PM - rf
At least it's not the Olympics!
January 24, 2013 1:14 PM - dibs
Or The Tour de France with all the druggies.
January 24, 2013 1:20 PM - dibs
Typed that all wrong...the new Super Bowl Boulevard is what I was talking about.
January 24, 2013 1:46 PM - Slope4Eva
That, I had to read up on. Its good for businesses I would think, since it will be the dead of winter.
January 24, 2013 1:50 PM - dibs
Kansas going to eliminate state income tax. I need to find some Kansas banks stocks
January 24, 2013 1:50 PM - rf
Those blocks of Broadway are narrowed down anyway since they closed the Times Square blocks with the little chairs and tables.
January 24, 2013 1:51 PM - rf
Not that I'm ever in midtown anyway!
January 24, 2013 2:11 PM - CGar
What is Super Bowl Boulevard, pray tell???
January 24, 2013 2:13 PM - Slope4Eva
http://www.myfoxny.com/story/20670524/nyc-super-bowl-2014-party-plans

Here's a link.
Edited at January 24, 2013 2:13 PM
January 24, 2013 2:14 PM - Deleted
Will someone investigate in which hotel the cheerleaders will be staying?? Let's give that assignment to DH.
January 24, 2013 2:14 PM - dibs
CGar, are you WFH all next week????
January 24, 2013 2:15 PM - CGar
I would love it if the Olympics came to NYC. I was disappointed when we lost out to London.
January 24, 2013 2:18 PM - Deleted
I've never understood america's weird fetish with cheerleaders.
January 24, 2013 2:19 PM - dibs
I hope this can put an end to a lot of the whining.....

Donald Boudreaux and Mark Perry: The Myth of a Stagnant Middle Class

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323468604578249723138161566.html
January 24, 2013 2:20 PM - Deleted
Very simple, DH

Cheerleaders = smiling eye-candy!
January 24, 2013 2:21 PM - Deleted
it's that simple benson?

lol

my high school had both a cheerleading squad and a kickline team. kickline girls were way hotter.
January 24, 2013 2:22 PM - dibs
"I've never understood america's weird fetish with cheerleaders."

BULLSHIT

Unless this is your way of coming out of the closet
Edited at January 24, 2013 2:24 PM
January 24, 2013 2:34 PM - dibs
Silver service of the day....

AN EXTENSIVE AMERICAN SILVER FLATWARE SERIVCE, TIFFANY & CO., NEW YORK, CIRCA 1915
Estimate: 30,000 - 40,000 USD
Flemish pattern, engraved with initial W, comprising:
twelve dinner knives
twelve dinner forks
twelve lunch forks
twelve lunch knives
twelve steak knives
twelve small meat forks
twelve fish knives
twelve parcel-gilt fish forks
twelve dessert knives
twelve parcel-gilt dessert forks
twelve fruit knives
eleven fruit forks
twelve butter spreaders
twelve salad forks
twelve parcel-gilt oyster forks
twelve terrapin forks
twelve parcel-gilt ice cream forks
twelve soup spoons
twelve teaspoons
twelve citrus spoons
ten ice tea spoons
twelve demitasse spoons
twelve large coffee spoons
twelve coffee spoons
twelve parcel-gilt mocha spoons
four serving spoons
four serving forks
four serving spoons with ark-arked shaped bowl in varying sizes
two olive spoons
two large serving spoons
two sandwich servers
two pastry servers
one pea server
one sardine fork
one cream ladle
one cheese scoop
one cheese knife
one gravy ladle
one ice cream server
one sugar sifter
one butter pick
one tomato server
one berry server
one oversized ladle
one small carving knife
one small meat fork
one large carving knife
one honer
one large meat fork
one fish serving knife
one parcel-gilt pie server
one jelly knife
one crumb knife
one roast holder
one cucumber server
one parcel-gilt salad fork
one parcel-gilt salad spoon
one pair of sugar tongs
one asparagus server
one pair of ice tongs
344 pieces, in original fitted wood case
379oz 4dwt
11793g
Edited at January 24, 2013 2:34 PM
January 24, 2013 2:37 PM - dibs
Alas no Saratoga Chip Server
January 24, 2013 2:41 PM - dibs
The new head of the SEC is no doubt going to be an absolute terror. Mary Jo White. She looks all of 5'2" tall.

Only a Democrat president believes that the head of the SEC ought to be primarily a prosecutor as opposed to someone who truly understands the capital markets and can work to make them more transparent and fluid.
Edited at January 24, 2013 2:44 PM
January 24, 2013 2:41 PM - pepper
dibs, how does it work with viewing things at the auction houses. can anyone go in? do you need an appointment? do you need to be someone special to go in?
January 24, 2013 2:48 PM - dibs
You can walk right in to any of the auction houses and browse to your heart's content. There's always a lot of helpful staff around to answer any questions and to allow you to hold pieces that are locked in cases. There's also a lot of guards as well to watch out for riff raff.

There are RARELY ANY CHILDREN!!!!
January 24, 2013 2:52 PM - dibs
There are also copies of the catalogs all around the rooms as well but each piece has a brief description posted with it.

When there's an estimate range given, the lower number typically represents the "reserve" price, the lowest price at which the consignor will let it sell for.
January 24, 2013 2:52 PM - Arkady
I've never heard of a pea server - what does it look like?
January 24, 2013 2:57 PM - pepper
Never knew that. Thanks. Maybe I'll go see that tableware. I'm just down the block, and it looks fantastic. (the set from yesterday)
January 24, 2013 3:00 PM - dibs
"I've never heard of a pea server - what does it look like?"

Why does it matter????? I suspect peas are on your list of banned subsatnces.
January 24, 2013 3:01 PM - dibs
The one at Christies??? As you go in it's just to the left...in a massive 3' high mahogany case.

But, I think the auction actually starts tomorrow and everything may be moved about and many things not even viewable. Check the schedule online as to viewing times.
Edited at January 24, 2013 3:01 PM
January 24, 2013 3:04 PM - pepper
Yes, the one at Christie's. Thanks for inviting me to lunch, btw.... I'll check the website.....
January 24, 2013 3:07 PM - dibs
I would have but I was sure they wouldn't let someone wearing a halter top in.
January 24, 2013 3:07 PM - Arkady
I like peas. Does the server look very different from other pierced spoons in the set? I may have one & not know it, for heavens' sake!
Edited at January 24, 2013 3:07 PM
January 24, 2013 3:08 PM - pepper
halter top? wtf?
Edited at January 24, 2013 3:08 PM
January 24, 2013 3:10 PM - dibs
Probably not much different. Who knows.

You only eat your peas because you were told to do so by Obama.
January 24, 2013 3:11 PM - CGar
Eva, thanks for the link, but in case you've missed my posts to Arkady, I prefer to be spoon fed. I've had quite enough of this "teach a man to fish" nonsense.
January 24, 2013 3:11 PM - rf
There has been a long thread on parkslopeparents about parents who let their kids misbehave in stores, restaurants, banks, etc. One mom posted about waiting for half an hour for an ATM and when it was her turn there was a kid playing at the machine. When she said "excuse me!" to the kid, the kid's parent said, "as long as you say it's your turn now! "
January 24, 2013 3:12 PM - CGar
dave, I'm working from home Wednesday and Friday next week. Why do you ask? Those are generally my WFH days now, though I'm home today and going in tomorrow. I can't be asked to have a 2-1/2 to 3 hour commute every day while PATH is dysfunctional - especially since the one day PATH ran normally I made it from my office to Borough Hall in 27 minutes.
January 24, 2013 3:13 PM - dibs
Well you did say yu were only a few blocks away. I assumed that meant Times Square area
Edited at January 24, 2013 3:13 PM
January 24, 2013 3:13 PM - Arkady
That's probably the same idiot parent who was angry w/ me for chastising her kid after he'd plowed his bike into me three times.
January 24, 2013 3:13 PM - CGar
"She looks all of 5'2" tall."

Fuck you, dave.

January 24, 2013 3:14 PM - Slope4Eva
CGar, I will keep that in mind for next time.

RF, some of these kids don't stand a chance at learning social graces from these parents.
Edited at January 24, 2013 3:14 PM
January 24, 2013 3:14 PM - DeLepp
someone here has OCD, first paint chips, then sconces and now commutes.
January 24, 2013 3:15 PM - dibs
"When she said "excuse me!" to the kid, the kid's parent said, "as long as you say it's your turn now! ""

BOY OH BOY...if that ever happened to me that parent would sure as hell get an earful.
January 24, 2013 3:16 PM - pepper
Ah. Got it. Not many hookers left there these days....
January 24, 2013 3:16 PM - CGar
Yum. pepper, I just had a great tuna sammich on a poppyseed bagel from Bagels on Court. I had ordered chicken salad, so I'm sure they overcharged me, but the tuna was quite tasty (and better for me).
January 24, 2013 3:17 PM - dibs
LOL, pepper no. In fact I first googled Times Square tarts and got all sorts of fancy cupcake things. That wouldn't have been the case if you googled it in the 70s and 80s
Edited at January 24, 2013 3:19 PM
January 24, 2013 3:18 PM - dibs
Bagels are for lox and cream cheese, not for tuna or chicken salad. And you calll yourself a JEW????

OY
January 24, 2013 3:20 PM - pepper
Glad you enjoyed it CGar. Surprised they made an error. Usually doesn't happen, unless it's a new person.
January 24, 2013 3:21 PM - rf
Everyone who dared to comment said they would never allow their kid to behave badly. That was the most outrageous story. The thread started when the listowner posted an email she had received from a shopkeeper asking for the discussion.
January 24, 2013 3:23 PM - CGar
Nothing but peace and love for you in 2013, DeLepp.
Edited at January 24, 2013 3:23 PM
January 24, 2013 3:25 PM - CGar
Yes, pepper, it was one of the new people.

dave, ordinarily I would agree, but I only do cream cheese for breakfast, not lunch (or dinner, except on break fast for Yom Kippur), and I wanted a sammich, but didn't feel like whole wheat or multigrain, so I got a bagel instead, and it was delish.

(And though I hate agreeing with El Borsalino, the Post cover was really funny today.)
January 24, 2013 3:26 PM - DeLepp
I don't think howdy doody ever cried as much(if ever) as Boner though.
January 24, 2013 3:28 PM - dibs
LOL
Edited at January 24, 2013 3:28 PM
January 24, 2013 3:29 PM - kazootite
I hope those uncouth Park Slope parents you are discussing know how to tell a pea server from a potato chip server!
January 24, 2013 3:31 PM - Arkady
Go for it, Hillary!
Edited at January 24, 2013 3:31 PM
January 24, 2013 3:33 PM - Arkady
Kazoo - They're so comatose it'd be lucky if they can tell the diff between a potato chip & a pea! (Plus which, potato chips are too unhealthful so probably not allowed.)
January 24, 2013 3:34 PM - kazootite
I heard that she kept her temper. I didn't see all of the hearing.
January 24, 2013 3:34 PM - pepper
Part of me prefers Times Square the old way. But I guess this way is good too. Keeps all the tourists contained in one small area the NYers avoid at all costs....
Edited at January 24, 2013 3:34 PM
January 24, 2013 3:35 PM - pepper
Right Arkady. Would have to be Pirate's Booty or Kale Chips...
Edited at January 24, 2013 3:35 PM
January 24, 2013 3:36 PM - kazootite
Oh, ha!
January 24, 2013 3:37 PM - CGar
[dave is obviously distracted by SilverDaddies at the moment.]
January 24, 2013 3:38 PM - Arkady
Silver Chests today, CG, not Daddies.
Edited at January 24, 2013 3:38 PM
January 24, 2013 3:39 PM - kazootite
"[dave is obviously distracted by SilverDaddies at the moment.]"

I think he is on SilverWare.com
January 24, 2013 3:40 PM - dibs
Some of you need to polish up your witty remarks.
January 24, 2013 3:41 PM - kazootite
I have never heard of all the silver pieces he is posting here today [and yesterday].
Edited at January 24, 2013 3:41 PM
January 24, 2013 3:42 PM - CGar
Neither have I, kazoo, but I have 1/2 dozen serving spoons that look that pea server, which I've taken a shine to.
Edited at January 24, 2013 3:42 PM
January 24, 2013 3:43 PM - kazootite
"Some of you need to polish up your witty remarks."

Some of you need to stuff your sardine servers.

Well, just Dave. :-)
Edited at January 24, 2013 3:43 PM
January 24, 2013 3:43 PM - kazootite
That's cool, CGar.
January 24, 2013 3:46 PM - pepper
I'm really just not bright enough to take part in these pun fests...
January 24, 2013 3:47 PM - dibs
Kazoo, no salt cellar for your place setting. If you're going to ladle it out, best be able to get it served back
January 24, 2013 3:47 PM - CGar
Yum. I love Clementines.
January 24, 2013 3:48 PM - CGar
Careful, pepper, or you'll tarnish your image.
January 24, 2013 3:49 PM - CGar
dave, any ladle is sweet that dishes out the gravy.
Edited at January 24, 2013 3:49 PM
January 24, 2013 3:49 PM - dibs
Fork you, Pepper
January 24, 2013 3:50 PM - pepper
How much worse can it get? I'm already a mistress and a tart. What's next? A serving wench?
January 24, 2013 3:51 PM - Arkady
You are really going at it hammer & tongs!
January 24, 2013 3:53 PM - sixyearsandcounting
Warehouse in Chicago catches on fire, water from fire hoses freezes - amazing pics:

http://m.theatlantic.com/infocus/2013/01/chicagos-freezing-fire/100445/

January 24, 2013 3:55 PM - Arkady
Did you see the news stunt in which they poured boiling water & it turned to ice before it hit the cup?
Edited at January 24, 2013 3:55 PM
January 24, 2013 3:56 PM - kazootite
I do not want to dish out more than I can shine.
January 24, 2013 3:56 PM - dibs
Apart from the patterned silver there are also usually sterling tea caddy spoons which typically are separate and don't match the sterling pattern.

All tea caddies had locks on them to keep the help from stealing the expensive tea.
Edited at January 24, 2013 3:56 PM
January 24, 2013 3:57 PM - RowerChick
There's a rally at LICH tomorrow to save LICH. I don't know how effective a rally's gonna be, but since I'm underemployed - I'll go and show my support. The ER did take good care of me on both of my bouts with vertigo. And it's the closest hospital to Red Hook.
Edited at January 24, 2013 3:57 PM
January 24, 2013 3:57 PM - Arkady
Quit plattering, dibs.
January 24, 2013 3:58 PM - sixyearsandcounting
LICH destroyed two of my kidney stones.
Edited at January 24, 2013 3:58 PM
January 24, 2013 4:06 PM - CGar
dave, remind me to show you my antique tea caddy - with lock but alas no key. Always wondered why it had a lock. (Arkady will like it - my parents bought it at an antique show in LONDON.)
Edited at January 24, 2013 4:06 PM
January 24, 2013 4:07 PM - CGar
This is a lackluster pun fest.
January 24, 2013 4:08 PM - dibs
Peas just go back to work CGar and STFU
January 24, 2013 4:08 PM - CGar
Six, some of those photos are surreal. You're back in Chicago??? I thought you were at a cafe in Qatar yesterday???
January 24, 2013 4:09 PM - CGar
Put a fork in me, dave. I'm done.
Edited at January 24, 2013 4:09 PM
January 24, 2013 4:09 PM - Arkady
But not AGonizing.
Edited at January 24, 2013 4:09 PM
January 24, 2013 4:10 PM - Partridge
Dave, what do you guess a new storefront would cost me? Say 14' wide x 9' high. As much glass as possible. Nothing historic. Aluminum framework.

I like the place I saw this morning but it needs a storefront.
January 24, 2013 4:12 PM - dibs
Is it a wood tea caddy? I bought all mine around 1999 and 2000. They have gone up a lot in price.

http://www.ebay.com/sch/Antiques-/20081/i.html?_from=R40&_nkw=tea+caddy&_sop=3
Edited at January 24, 2013 4:12 PM
January 24, 2013 4:15 PM - dibs
I have no idea, Partridge, I don't have any experience in doing anything like that. You should post the question over in Brownstoner Forum in addition to asking for any recommendations as to who could do it.
Edited at January 24, 2013 4:15 PM
January 24, 2013 4:16 PM - Deleted
ah year end....time of year where it's almost exciting to be an accountant.
January 24, 2013 4:17 PM - CGar
Looks like this inside . . .
Edited at January 24, 2013 4:19 PM
January 24, 2013 4:17 PM - CGar
Similar to this one . . .
Edited at January 24, 2013 4:17 PM
January 24, 2013 4:18 PM - Partridge
OK. Thanks. Agent recommended I seek a hungry contractor on Long Island or Queens and stay away from the high priced Brooklyn crowd as they think we all have deep pockets.
January 24, 2013 4:23 PM - dibs
Ahhh, yes. Typically referred to as "coffin" style. Typically 1800-1840 and also called "Regency" style. Worth up to about $1,500 or so depending upon condition.
Edited at January 24, 2013 4:23 PM
January 24, 2013 4:24 PM - CGar
Really looks a lot like this one, but the bowl is cut glass or crystal . . .
January 24, 2013 4:25 PM - CGar
It's in very good condition, except that there's a black inlaid border of some sort that has a few pieces missing. But, yes, it looks like a coffin.
January 24, 2013 4:27 PM - dibs
That's a nice interior and yes, the cut glass, crystal bowls make them worth a lot more. I have 2 in Philly with crystal bowls.
January 24, 2013 4:28 PM - kazootite
Six, you post interesting sites. Here is one I got from your post - some more amazing pics:

The European Southern Observatory
http://m.theatlantic.com/infocus/2013/01/the-european-southern-observatory/100444/
January 24, 2013 4:32 PM - CGar
dave, that SCPA Pet Adoption Video was great!!

(Snappy would love it as much for the glitter as for the cats.)
Edited at January 24, 2013 4:32 PM
January 24, 2013 4:39 PM - Arkady
Gorgeous article, Kazoo.
January 24, 2013 4:41 PM - dibs
I'm staying here in the apt tomorrow, waiting for X's new sofa to be delivered. I guess he complained to C&B about the quality of the cushions and they are sending a new one!
January 24, 2013 4:58 PM - dibs
So now we're only supposed to get snow showers Friday night. I don't know; the storm that's near Chicago and Michigan looks a bit more impressive than that.
January 24, 2013 5:00 PM - More4Less
were you pounding someone/something on those cushions without Xing knowing it - ie that's why they so soft now
Edited at January 24, 2013 5:00 PM
January 24, 2013 5:01 PM - CGar
All of a sudden I can't keep my eyes open. I can't nap anymore . . . but I need a nap.
January 24, 2013 5:01 PM - More4Less
I survived 2nd errand run and the Mets cap helped (albeit I had to begrudgingly put it on). still got to go out later to park the car and pick up the boy. I think it was less busy for me when I was employed
January 24, 2013 5:02 PM - CGar
Ruh-roh. Chris Matthews just used the word feminazi on Hardball (referring to Rush Limbaugh).
January 24, 2013 5:03 PM - dibs
WOW...follow on Sandy problem.....people in flooded areas losing gas heat because moisture got into gas lines and is now freezing and blocking the gas flow.
January 24, 2013 5:13 PM - dibs
A baseball cap ain't gonna keep that shaved head warm, Moron. Get a wool cap.

Chinamen look hot in those big fur hats with the ears...

My hearthrob Peter Y wears one
Edited at January 24, 2013 5:13 PM
January 24, 2013 5:15 PM - dibs
Ch 4 news showing more pics of that Chicago warehouse fire. Merrimack River near Boston waterfall frozen too
January 24, 2013 5:18 PM - dibs
48-50 next Tues & Wed.
January 24, 2013 5:27 PM - More4Less
wow, that is piling on, problem-wise, for those peeps in the affected areas.

when weather is shitty, I'm glad I live in a bldg vs dealing with all the house stuff that forces me to be outside working/repairing something.
January 24, 2013 5:28 PM - More4Less
if only those temps would show up tomorrow - as I still got more errands to run
January 24, 2013 5:42 PM - dibs
m4l, think of your countrymen who live in Harbin. They wouldn't be whining about these temps.
Edited at January 24, 2013 5:42 PM
January 24, 2013 5:48 PM - dibs
Manti Te'o needs to just get out of the spotlight. Granting Katie Couric an interview was a mistake. Granting any of these media scum interviews is always a mistake. No good can come from it and now she, in her typical yellow journalistic, it's all about her and her show style, insinuates he is gay.

Edited at January 24, 2013 5:48 PM
January 24, 2013 6:05 PM - rf
Sounds like a softball interview to me:
http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/ncaaf-dr-saturday/katie-couric-manti-te-o-interview-instant-reaction-171418948--ncaaf.html

Dave, I think the gay question is legitimate: if he were and wanted to hide it, what better than to create a "girlfriend" with a compelling story? Just like Ed Koch and Bess Myerson!
January 24, 2013 6:06 PM - rf
And he (and his coach and his university) certainly enjoyed the sidebar human interest story for as long as it lasted.
January 24, 2013 6:08 PM - dibs
Whatever you say.
January 24, 2013 6:11 PM - CGar
"insinuates he is gay"

Wishful thinking, dave.
January 24, 2013 6:11 PM - dibs
$500 Million to clean up the Gowanus Canal over 20 years. Who wants to bet that estimated is exceeded by at least 100%??????
Edited at January 24, 2013 6:11 PM
January 24, 2013 6:11 PM - kazootite
Eva, good luck. I think you have too many trials at one time.
January 24, 2013 6:13 PM - Slopefarm
Hey all, I only have a minute, but just to respond to dibs' comment about Mary Jo White: she's been defending financial institutions against the SEC, other financial regulators and plaintiffs' lawyers for the last decade at Debevoise. I would expect that she would have a balanced perspective and would not be innately hostile to the major players.
Edited at January 24, 2013 6:13 PM
January 24, 2013 6:14 PM - Slope4Eva
Yay, Mom's on her way home from hospital.
January 24, 2013 6:16 PM - Slope4Eva
Thanks, Kazoo. This alleviates the worry about her and Dad. How's your Mom doing?
January 24, 2013 6:20 PM - Slopefarm
Good news about your mom, eva, but I can't believe the hospital sent her home in a go kart.
Edited at January 24, 2013 6:20 PM
January 24, 2013 6:22 PM - Slope4Eva
lol. That pic was from summer of '11, when she drove her first go-cart. As you can see, no one wanted to ride with her.
January 24, 2013 6:30 PM - rf
Probably a very good thing for her to be away from the flu-laden hospital.
January 24, 2013 6:32 PM - Slope4Eva
For sure, RF.
January 24, 2013 6:33 PM - dibs
Pentagon lifts "women in combat" technicality. Now they can become Navy Seals and Delta Force as well.
January 24, 2013 6:37 PM - CGar
LOL, the famous go-cart track, Eva!
January 24, 2013 6:40 PM - dibs
AAPL lost $52 B in value today. What's really amazing is how well the rest of the market continues to do despite the ongoing poor performance of this bellweather stock.
January 24, 2013 6:43 PM - Slope4Eva
Oh no, CGar. We've never returned to that one.
January 24, 2013 6:43 PM - CGar
Was Slopey off pouting all day???
January 24, 2013 6:44 PM - CGar
What is Apple down nearly 50% now, dave???
January 24, 2013 6:45 PM - Slopefarm
Had to pay a shiva call this afternoon, CGar. Consoling, not pouting.
January 24, 2013 6:48 PM - CGar
I thought you might have been pouting because not one, but two, kitties called you a MORON today. Sorry about your shiva call. Guessing that's why you logged in from the Slope Farm this morning.
Edited at January 24, 2013 6:49 PM
January 24, 2013 6:50 PM - Slope4Eva
Where is Snappy, is she feeling OK?
January 24, 2013 6:51 PM - dibs
Everyone thinks Apple will never have any more new, innovative products. The stock is getting very cheap but it's still, as we say in the business, a falling knife. Its days of beating estimates also look like they are over. Hard to value technology stocks when this psychology takes over and the future is less certain because they are all about future growth that is lesss predictable than with other industries.
Edited at January 24, 2013 6:51 PM
January 24, 2013 6:53 PM - dibs
Anyone hear about any subway issues out there???? X is late and usually texts when he's this late.
January 24, 2013 6:57 PM - Deleted
quote:
lol. That pic was from summer of '11, when she drove her first go-cart. As you can see, no one wanted to ride with her.

that's a great picture Eva!!! This summer me and krazy tried out the go karts dragway thingie that is exactly like that on coney island. Not even full lap around and they stopped the race and ejected me :( I was really livid I kept demanding my money back but they told me they were going to call the cops if I didn't leave. All I did was accidently rear end the chick in front of me. Or start before the official GO sound or something. wtf? Apparently bumping into people is frowned upon. I told them they shouldn't have let me on to begin with since I never had a driver's license (not to mention we were a tad tipsy from sipping Smargaritas all day on the beach) although Krazey didnt get booted (we were in separate cars) grrr.




Edited at January 24, 2013 6:57 PM
January 24, 2013 6:59 PM - Slope4Eva
They are not bumper cars, Rob, lol.
January 24, 2013 6:59 PM - CGar
dave, look what I found . . .
Edited at January 24, 2013 6:59 PM
January 24, 2013 7:02 PM - Deleted
Yeah, I realized that, and I do recall them actually saying they aren't bumper cars or something. But I legitimately spazzed out at the wheel. I will NEVER get behind the wheel of a real car, they terrify me. (tho I've been Mario Kart for over 20 years and maybe my brain is just ingratiated into what I think karting should be versus what it really is.) After I got kicked out I wound up just watching the race being like, okay that's actually REALLY boring looking. I prefer actual bumper cars SO much fun. I think they got rid of bumper cars on coney island. I used to tear that shit up no holds barred!!!!

January 24, 2013 7:04 PM - Slope4Eva
They are quite boring, Rob. We went because the kids wanted to "drive".
January 24, 2013 7:05 PM - rf
Yes, there are bumper cars on Coney Island:
http://www.coneyislandfunguide.com/Attraction/Eldorado-Bumper-Cars--Arcade.htm
http://amusingthezillion.com/2012/04/14/astroland-bumper-cars-return-home-to-coney-island/
January 24, 2013 7:08 PM - Deleted
DH: if you read this, when are you free to do my taxes? My schedule is totally flexible, but preferable any time on the weekend, but during the week is fine too just need a specific day in case we need to schedule the dog walker to come in in the evening if it's one of the nights my roommate is tutoring. Actually, it's preferable during the week after work since all the books I am bringing you are under my desk at work. All the books are HUGE and really nice, i'm bringing about 7 or 8 and the probably worth like 500 bux and all published within the last year. We always get dibs on these books at work and I always take some and then it's like I can't be asked to bring them home.

OH! On the subway ride home tonight I kept thinking, do not check my bag do not check my bag, cuz along with the blanket and the hammer I bought today, was a copy of a book I am reading right now called Snuff (it's about gang bang world records)

I had no idea Annabelle Chong, the first person to get the record with 621 men (well 621 sex acts in a row) was raped by 4 men and a 12 year old in London :(




January 24, 2013 7:08 PM - dibs
I'm surprised bumper cars haven't been outlawed by the namby pamby left buddinskys who always know what's best for everyone
January 24, 2013 7:10 PM - CGar
I chipped my middle front tooth on the bumper cars at Rye Beach Amusement Park when I was 7.
January 24, 2013 7:11 PM - dibs
Wonder how many more times we'll hear that story^^^^^^^
January 24, 2013 7:11 PM - Deleted
Ooooh that's good to know they are still there. For what it's worth we kept looking all over for them but couldnt find them but then we found the go kart race and I was like oh I guess those are them?!

The rides in Luna park are mad expensive, but if you can get there on a weekday and get a four hour pass (or all day pass?) it's worth it.

I can't wait for summer to get here. I'm not even bothering to celebrate my birthday on february 9th, but instead celebrating my half birthday on august 9th and renting a model room on the beach and have a degenerate party.


January 24, 2013 7:12 PM - Slope4Eva
How many front teeth do you have? You chipped the middle one?
Edited at January 24, 2013 7:12 PM
January 24, 2013 7:14 PM - Deleted
quote:
I chipped my middle front tooth on the bumper cars at Rye Beach Amusement Park when I was 7.



I chipped my middle front tooth on the B63 Bus going to that trashy bar Montero's when I was 34.

and LOL @ dave calling anyone out for being a broken record when it comes to stories.


January 24, 2013 7:17 PM - Deleted
BITING ON A ROLL OF QUARTERS I HAD IN MY FAGBAG THAT WAS INITIALLY TO BE USED FOR LAUNDRY MONEY BUT I OPTED TO USE IT ON BOOZE INSTEAD OF DOING LAUNDRY! WHICH IS WHY I NOW HIDE QUARTERS IN VARIOUS SPOTS IN MY LAUNDRY ROOM, FOR TIMES LIKE THAT! YOU DON'T EVEN WANT TO KNOW WHAT I HAD TO WEAR TO WORK THE NEXT FEW DAYS BEFORE PAY DAY! er, why am i shouting. sorry

January 24, 2013 7:18 PM - rf
Lots of things that you have no experience with surprise you, Dave.
January 24, 2013 7:19 PM - CGar
"and LOL @ dave calling anyone out for being a broken record when it comes to stories."

ROFLMMFAO.

January 24, 2013 7:37 PM - dibs
I bet I've been on more bumper cars than you, rf.
January 24, 2013 7:42 PM - CGar
Am I the only one who's noticed that John Kerry sounds like Thurston Howell, III?
January 24, 2013 7:44 PM - Deleted
No clue who either of those people are.


January 24, 2013 7:46 PM - dibs
Probably 80 % of the country doesn't either, rob, And that's the reason they shouldn't be allowed to vote.
January 24, 2013 7:47 PM - rf
How many times have you been to Coney Island, Dave?
Edited at January 24, 2013 7:47 PM
January 24, 2013 7:50 PM - Slope4Eva
Hard to believe sometimes, RF, but Dave probably was a kid/teen at some point, albeit not in CI. :-)
Edited at January 24, 2013 7:50 PM
January 24, 2013 7:50 PM - More4Less
spotted a lesser version of Xing near me today.
January 24, 2013 7:50 PM - dibs
rf...I was speaking about bumpercars in general. Whether or not I've ever been to Coney Island has nothing to do with it.
January 24, 2013 7:55 PM - CGar
"Hard to believe sometimes, RF, but Dave probably was a kid/teen at some point" . . .
Edited at January 24, 2013 7:55 PM
January 24, 2013 7:57 PM - petebklyn
where is DCB.......and his APPL recommendations today?
January 24, 2013 7:58 PM - petebklyn
M4L -- you're sounding like you should be getting the big M for moron today.
weather requires a wool cap over your ears. get with the program.
I was out today looking at the idiots with no hats trying to figure out what is their problem.
January 24, 2013 8:00 PM - petebklyn
he doesn't vote, dibs...so no problem. Although I don't think knowing who Thurston Howell is matters.
January 24, 2013 8:04 PM - rf
The issue was whether the powers-that-be would allow bumper cars AT CONEY ISLAND.

As someone older than you are, I can't be bothered to search my memory to count up how many times I went on bumper cars.
January 24, 2013 8:05 PM - petebklyn
regarding discussion of LICH closing, and state govt financial backing of hospitals, etc....
Notice the new tenant for atlantic avenue next to the pet place.....Urgent pediatric care center.
that does seem like new trend to hospital ER rooms....urgent care places. Although this is first I have seen one specializing in crotchfruit.
January 24, 2013 8:05 PM - Partridge
I don't like bumper cars and I don't wear hats.
January 24, 2013 8:06 PM - dibs
Pete, it does. it speaks to one's ability to understand Amrican history and values. Thurston Howell III is certainly part of that. It's like an ABC friend of mine asks me if my Asian dates can pass "The Seinfeld Test" If they understand what's going on in a Seinfeld episode, then they understand America. Many people don't. And shouldn't be allowed to vote
January 24, 2013 8:09 PM - dibs
"The issue was whether the powers-that-be would allow bumper cars AT CONEY ISLAND."

It may have been in your mind but I was speaking more all encompassing as in banning them nationwide. I don't really give a flying fuck what goes on in Coney Island.
January 24, 2013 8:11 PM - dibs
Someone just went out in the cold to buy me cookies. Now that's love.

He better come back with the right ones...the white chocolate macadamia nut Tate's cookies.
January 24, 2013 8:11 PM - petebklyn
I can't follow that Secret Agent thread today. too long.
Edited at January 24, 2013 8:11 PM
January 24, 2013 8:12 PM - dibs
Pete, it's about sleazy brokers.
January 24, 2013 8:12 PM - CGar
Nothwithstanding that I chipped my front tooth on the bumper cars at Rye Beach Amusement Park when I was 7, I still love bumper cars . . . and baseball caps . . . and hoodies.
January 24, 2013 8:13 PM - dibs
Did the chipped tooth hinder eating meatloaf?????
January 24, 2013 8:14 PM - etson
No idea who Thurston Howell is.

January 24, 2013 8:14 PM - More4Less
Tribeca pediatrics is showing up to my hood - guess LES is about to get more gentrified
January 24, 2013 8:16 PM - More4Less
working all those yrs in NJ has 1 big advantage - I apply for unemployment thru NJ which is much higher than NY
January 24, 2013 8:17 PM - Arkady
I love bumper cars & dodgems.
Edited at January 24, 2013 8:17 PM
January 24, 2013 8:17 PM - dibs
Well you're a foreigner, etson.

Does this help?????
Edited at January 24, 2013 8:17 PM
January 24, 2013 8:18 PM - More4Less
Pete, my old jester hats would've been perfect for this weather but too bad they somehow/mysteriously disappear per the move. so typical chinaman style, I just sucked it up and went about my business
January 24, 2013 8:18 PM - Partridge
Everyone is out to get that Secret Agent. All he was saying was that in such a hot RE market some the of players are going to get hurt. Don't blame the agent for the bad behavior of the seller.
January 24, 2013 8:18 PM - Deleted
I just googled them both. Okay, I totally knew who Thurston Howell III was (Duh, IM a III myself!), John Kerry yeah probably, but way too obscure politians float in one ear and out the other. Just gave myself a little test... Who was the vice president of George Bush Jr? NO CLUE! However, I DO know who the vice president was with Clinton because he accidently (telling this story for the 1000th time, dave!) walked into my office and I lol'd him and his entourage were so out of place and I was all like, um what are you doing here and he was like "don't you know who I am?" and I lol'd again, and then everyone who was withing viewing and hearing distance lol'd as well. Dumbass Gore had the wrong floor. I think he was all kinds of butthurt when he told me who he was and I was like, and um yeah? Then he shook my hand as if if it was some sorta nice gesture. I wish back then I had Purell at my desk cuz I would have IMMEDIATElY ran for it and squirted.

It's weird cuz security in our building at work is SO lax, just like most of the SoHo area (not sure about way downtown, im sure it's tight down there) but sometimes I have to go on errands to office buildings in midtown and they act like you are entering a federal prison and sometimes they make you go through the messenger and delivery entrance (!) Then you wind up in a maze of surley maintenance workers, elevator people, MORE security guards, random people walking around with walkie talkies doing nothing, it's like wtf? I'm shocked they don't check peoples anal and vaginal cavities before getting into those offices in midtown.

I don't think I could ever work in midtown manhattan, just walking around it seems like everyone is so primped and proper with their noses turned in the air. Give me eurotrash and asian chicks and hoodrats cutting bumping into you as they text and walk than the midtown crowd ANY DAY.

Now saying that, I would NEVER want to work in an office in Williamsburg or Dumbo or wherever else "brookly-based (barf)" companies are located as I think i'd slit my wrists because most of those companies seem to spend half their work day in glorified adult romper rooms.

I've never worked in an office park in the suburbs either, but i'd imagine those must be just as hellish.

As much as I get all pissy about SoHo, I think it's one of the better areas in the city to work in when all factors are considered.

Plus it's super nice never to have to trek back into manhattan on the weekends.

Edited at January 24, 2013 8:18 PM
January 24, 2013 8:19 PM - More4Less
is that a patek on Thurston's hand?
Edited at January 24, 2013 8:19 PM
January 24, 2013 8:19 PM - petebklyn
upstate there are quite a few urgent care centers opening. but not so specialized.
My opinion is they are for the clientele who run to doctor or ER for every little illness ..and for little scratches, bruises,etc. In other words for people who overuse the medical care system.
They would not handle real emergencies....such as heart attack or car crash victim.
January 24, 2013 8:20 PM - etson
That's your old avatar. Other than that I got nothing.

(also I am an American & I understand and like Seinfeld)

January 24, 2013 8:20 PM - More4Less
office parks are crap - no eye candy and no good eats readily available
January 24, 2013 8:21 PM - dibs
"is that a patek on Thurston's hand?

Only a materialistic chinaman would ever ask that.
January 24, 2013 8:23 PM - etson
Wikipedia says he was on a TV show that finished 7 years before I was born.
Edited at January 24, 2013 8:22 PM
January 24, 2013 8:24 PM - Deleted
quote:
It's like an ABC friend of mine asks me if my Asian dates can pass "The Seinfeld Test" If they understand what's going on in a Seinfeld episode, then they understand America. Many people don't. And shouldn't be allowed to vote

LMFAO. I think I always got most of the Seinfeld jokes. I don't like your stance on saying people shouldnt have the right to vote. It's kind of a slap in the face of people who never had the opportunity to vote until recently (relatively speaking of course). Personally, I don't vote. It's a choice I've made, and just as valid as casting a vote. This is America, if we were FORCED to vote, what the fuck would be? some people get on peoples' cases who dont vote saying, oh well then you have no right to discuss any issue. BULLSHIT. My not voting IS sometimes MORE an expression of democracy than voting! It's like who you gonna vote for? Tweedle Dum or Tweedle Dumber? NO thanks! At least by actively NOT voting I am exerting my own politic control versus being a Democratic SHEEP (and yeah you all KNOW you are sheep) or a Republican FART (and yeah you all KNOW you are farts). What other options are there? Writing in that I want Raven Simone or My fishes' to win? Voting in this country is a total exercise in futility. But those barred from the voting process, perhaps they DO see it differently and I understand that.

January 24, 2013 8:24 PM - CGar
Ruh-roh. I did some things without Arkady's permission or approval, which will no doubt get me in trouble.
Edited at January 24, 2013 8:24 PM
January 24, 2013 8:24 PM - Slope4Eva
Pete, one of the pluses for Urgent Care is you get immediate care. You don't have to wait a week or month to get an appointment when you are sick. Just walk in.
January 24, 2013 8:26 PM - CGar
dave, asking the Pasty Brit about television or movies is almost as useful as asking Arkady.
January 24, 2013 8:26 PM - CGar
Pete, those Tate's cookies are good. I find myself agreeing with you more and more lately. It's sad really.
January 24, 2013 8:27 PM - CGar
"7 years before I was born"

And fuck you for that, PB.
January 24, 2013 8:28 PM - Deleted
Everyone is out to get that Secret Agent. All he was saying was that in such a hot RE market some the of players are going to get hurt. Don't blame the agent for the bad behavior of the seller.

I think people get on his/her ass because it's a "shhhh... these are secret insider tips and secrets" when anyone with half a pulse already knows everything he or she spouts out. The editorial content on that board is seriously akin to a class full of Asberger's on SSDI.

I am not even sure WHY Montrose bothers. Doesn't she realize the old saying, "you are judged by the company that you keep?" I could explain this a little further, but I won't because it will paint me as probably a nasty person and get uncalled for remarks.


Edited at January 24, 2013 8:28 PM
January 24, 2013 8:28 PM - etson
"What other options are there?"

Libertarian, Green, Socialist Worker, Rent is Too Damn High, Whatever that ex stripper / hooker (can't remember which) was called...
January 24, 2013 8:32 PM - Slope4Eva
Aspergers, Rob. Want to insult people, at least spell it correctly. Thank you.
Edited at January 24, 2013 8:32 PM
January 24, 2013 8:32 PM - dibs
etson, she was the only one who had an intelligent opinion on fracking. Remember??
Edited at January 24, 2013 8:32 PM
January 24, 2013 8:33 PM - Deleted
RE: Urgent care centers. I used to go to DOCS in chelsea for many years, even well after I moved out of that neighborhood because they supposedly had my PCP (even tho it was always a different docter I saw most times). It was still stuck to the gills with walk-ins for stupid shit like sniffles and stuff. VERY impersonal, they try to get you in (well after your 2-3 hour wait in the waiting room) and then shush you out immediatey.

I see nothing innovative about them OR cost saving. They are the Charter Schools to Public Schools as is Urgent Care Clinics are to full on Hospitals.

And shit you NOT, I am convinced I got crabs from that place once :-/ The circumstances made no sense, the ONLY place I was *AT* was that clinic.




Edited at January 24, 2013 8:32 PM
January 24, 2013 8:35 PM - Deleted
quote:
"What other options are there?"

Libertarian, Green, Socialist Worker, Rent is Too Damn High, Whatever that ex stripper / hooker (can't remember which) was called...


Okay, well good luck mobilizing enough people to vote in some crazy people. I mean I am ALL for it, but at the same time like I said it's an exercise it fruitility! The powers that be pick TWO people and you have to pick one of the lesser evils. (well some cities just pick ONE and you just have to DEAL!). Sorry, but politics just aint my thing. I know for a fact I'll just deal with whoever is in office and suck it up. Thus is life. People who get worked up over politics usually were deprived of things in childhood, be it love, candy, or education.


January 24, 2013 8:36 PM - etson
Lol, I don't remember that.
She probably just thought it sounded kinky.
Edited at January 24, 2013 8:36 PM
January 24, 2013 8:37 PM - Deleted
quote:
Aspergers, Rob. Want to insult people, at least spell it correctly. Thank you.

Not trying to insult people. I actually have a degree in psychology and read MANY academic journals on the subject. FYI: My BFF Krazey has autism, he was diagnosed sometime in the early 90s or something.




January 24, 2013 8:39 PM - Deleted
Though I still think he doesn't have it. He's just a dork. What happened to being just a dork with a tad of akwardness to boot? Oh that's right, EVERYONE has to be diagnosed these days. EVERYTHING is a disorder of the mind. Come on now...


January 24, 2013 8:41 PM - Slope4Eva
I kinda think you were, nuff said. I took away the smiley face after you said he's a dork.
Edited at January 24, 2013 8:41 PM
January 24, 2013 8:42 PM - Deleted
Also there's nothing more fun than saying "that's my friend Krazey, he's an ass burger and it's his first time out!" and getting free drinks at a bar.

Oddly it works more in Manhattan and Jersey than it does in Brooklyn (but I assume everyone in Brooklyn is an ass burger?! or at least 2 degrees of seperation from one)

Edited at January 24, 2013 8:42 PM
January 24, 2013 8:44 PM - Deleted
Sorry, Eva if my comments came across as crass; not my intention. I actually do know what it's like to go through life with a disability that most people don't understand.


January 24, 2013 8:45 PM - Slope4Eva
No problem, Rob, thanks.
Edited at January 24, 2013 8:45 PM
January 24, 2013 8:46 PM - rf
Eva, how's your daughter?
January 24, 2013 8:48 PM - Slope4Eva
She's been sleeping since 8AM. Got up at 2 for a potty break and meds. Moving around now. At least she's sleeping through it. Thanks.
January 24, 2013 8:50 PM - pepper
So Partridge, sounds like you are seriously considering this new location. It must have been pretty good if you are willing to think about build-out in addition to the move itself....
Edited at January 24, 2013 8:50 PM
January 24, 2013 8:54 PM - Slopefarm
Uh oh.

http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2013/01/new_zealand_eliminate_cats_they_kill_endangered_bird_species_and_shouldn.html
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January 24, 2013 8:57 PM - Partridge
Something's got to give. The formula I'm currently using is unsustainable. If the LL ups my rent substantially which is what he is saying he will do, I have 2 choices -- throw in the towel or get my hands on a new formula.

Nothing pretty about this place. I would be responsible for that. Location and price and new LL (I sorta know him and like him) are the enticements.
January 24, 2013 9:03 PM - Partridge
That's not good news, Slopey. Along with the other dangers, that could permanently break the internet.
January 24, 2013 9:06 PM - Arkady
Would the new LL help defray the costs?
January 24, 2013 9:08 PM - Arkady
I doubt it'd come to pass, Slopey. More likely they'd enact laws about not allowing cats outdoors or something.
January 24, 2013 9:09 PM - Deleted
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If the LL ups my rent substantially which is what he is saying he will do, I have 2 choices -- throw in the towel or get my hands on a new formula.

You have ONE option. You need to show him that you are WAY more hardcore then him in EVERY WAY. If he raises your rent? You will just sit there and let the courts decide. If he raises your rent? You'll shank him in the side alley. Seriously, way too many people let themselves get rolled over with insane rent increases these days.

Just be like, Bitch, I AINT moving! See what he says. I bet he decreases the rent by at least 1/3 - 1/2

Too many small businesses and too many residential tenants put up with this shit, fuck that noise. Make it hard on the landlords and make it harder for moonfaces to swoop in and turn your cool shop into something lame.


January 24, 2013 9:11 PM - Partridge
He is by offering it at below market rent. Will also give rent concession for built-out time but construction costs are mine.
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January 24, 2013 9:13 PM - pepper
And you think you could pretty it up at a reasonable cost? or it's too early in the process to tell? I guess you would be inching up closer to pete?
January 24, 2013 9:14 PM - More4Less
part, you need new formula. to have that much inventory on hand and space to show them all off at a pricey location with material seasonal fluctuations - that begs for a new formula
Edited at January 24, 2013 9:14 PM
January 24, 2013 9:15 PM - pepper
Oh, that does sound promising, LP, as long as the build-out doesn't take too long or cost too much...
January 24, 2013 9:16 PM - Partridge
I can't live like that Rob. It is his property and I have a lease with a duration. He can get way more for the space and should. His costs have risen too and it is a business for him. We are equals in that way and I understand his needs. Mom and Pop shops are dictated by rules that are no longer viable. If I can get 5 more years out of this lifestyle, I'd be lucky.
January 24, 2013 9:22 PM - Partridge
This new space is a bit smaller and I would be renting back to the LL a small office within my space on 6 months or yearly lease to him. He is not sure how long he will need it. That brings the rent down further and the smaller space limits my inventory further. I'll end up with 90% sure selling items and 10% wild cards. Currently i'm at more of a 65/35% ratio.
January 24, 2013 9:25 PM - Deleted
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I can't live like that Rob. It is his property and I have a lease with a duration. He can get way more for the space and should. His costs have risen too and it is a business for him. We are equals in that way and I understand his needs. Mom and Pop shops are dictated by rules that are no longer viable. If I can get 5 more years out of this lifestyle, I'd be lucky.

Well that blows. What is going to happen when no one can keep up with shops (like which happens in the Florida Keys and other polace)? We are one giant fucked up tragetrile! (sp?)

I suggest asking what Mrs. Garrett would do, but then again she went from pastry shop to novelty shop and that didnt work out in the end, but actually did if you have your nose to the ground (im serious). My spiritual advisor side is coming out right now...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5zeyE6P_HY


January 24, 2013 9:27 PM - pepper
You think that would have a big impact on sales, LP? How well do your 35% wild cards do?
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January 24, 2013 9:28 PM - Deleted
I'm also willing to bet (most of my video game collection) that you showed people more about stuff about life than some things for resale. Take that for what you will.


January 24, 2013 9:29 PM - rf
Rob, is that what you plan to do if your rent gets too high? To your roommate/leaseholder or to the landlord?
Edited at January 24, 2013 9:28 PM
January 24, 2013 9:31 PM - Deleted
Also, once you see Joe's mullet you realize that all that shit that's bad in your life aint all THAT bad. That happened to me sometime in the late 80's.


January 24, 2013 9:33 PM - Partridge
The location is great. My next door neighbor is great and will feed my business. I don't want to say who, but we share the same customer base and being next door would boost my business. I bet I can do 10% more in sales there overnight while reducing my current rent and reduce my inventory.

The 35% take a year to sell. Stupid, I know!!!
January 24, 2013 9:36 PM - Deleted
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Rob, is that what you plan to do if your rent gets too high? To your roommate/leaseholder or to the landlord?


I don't plan to leave here next year, no matter what the rent increase is. I have a sticky-zone. Stickey Zones are things you can get away with when the rent goes up. For me, it's smoking. I can afford to smoke here now (barely) but if the rent DOES go up, which it sadly will unless people in flypover country realize just how cheeseball Brooklyn and NYC in general is.. I dont know. At some point people will realize how lame NYC and ESPECIALLY brooklyn is that it will stabalize? Perhaps not, cuz people are fucking retards.

We'll see. My go-to plan if anything really bad happens is to just go homeless and straight in California and make a baby, and get a section 8 apartment off the books from my income. Life is grand! (when you know all the loopholes)

January 24, 2013 9:38 PM - pepper
Ok. So weeding out the 35% would actually be a good thing. You don't need that kind of lag-to-sale. More rapid turnover of inventory = more cash! Not asking for specifics... totally understand not wanting to say more. This is sounding promising!
January 24, 2013 9:40 PM - rf
It sounds very promising, but a lot of work! And a lot of money to lay out.
January 24, 2013 9:43 PM - Partridge
" And a lot of money to lay out."

Yes. The problem. Somehow I figure these things out. Never really understand how.

George Clooney, Rob. Big hair.
January 24, 2013 9:43 PM - Deleted
RF! I KNOW! and it's like one of those fantasy lives that people lay out for themselves anyway. 1.) I would never bring a kid into the world I couldnt support 2.) As long as my hands and feet work I would never actually go on welfare and 3.) what vagina in this Universe would REALLY let me get 3 feet away from it?

Im sorry guys, but you do realize I do not take my life very seriously. (not that I don't take it seriously in some ways of course) but some people are just all hell bent in being like you gotta do this and gotta do that and you gotta do this just to be considered a respectable human being? Whatever happened to NYC being one of the epicenters where freaks and eccentrics came to live? Where the fuck do we go now?! Boise, ID!? GACK~


January 24, 2013 9:48 PM - rf
Rob, I was talking about what Partridge would have to do if she moved. Lot of work building out the storefront and a lot of money to lay out. Cheaper rent but lots of up-front costs.
January 24, 2013 9:58 PM - pepper
Right rf, that's the big unknown at this point.
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January 24, 2013 10:08 PM - Partridge
Hmm... and then there are my condo problems... Tra-la-la.
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January 24, 2013 10:12 PM - More4Less
seems we all have some problems
January 24, 2013 10:13 PM - More4Less
I would be willing to move to your bldg if someone is going to sell their units for peanuts
January 24, 2013 10:14 PM - Partridge
Yes, we all do. I suspect THAT is the meaning of life.
January 24, 2013 10:15 PM - Partridge
I think you have a better chance getting Pete's house away from him.
January 25, 2013 1:30 AM - Deleted
Well - my prediction of this being a weird day turned out to be true.
January 25, 2013 5:52 AM - rf
Aw, c'mom DH, what does THAT mean???
January 25, 2013 5:59 AM - Partridge
Yeah, DH. Deets please. You tease ya.
Edited at January 25, 2013 5:59 AM