Sunday, Feb 24 OT
February 24, 2013 7:37 AM - dibs
On this date in 1826, the Treaty of Yandaboo was signed ending the First Burmese War.

February 24, 2013 7:38 AM - dibs
Also, on this day in 1920, the Nazi Party was founded.
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February 24, 2013 7:41 AM - dibs
I just couldn't be asked to run through the 500+ posts from yesterday's thread each time.
February 24, 2013 8:31 AM - dibs
Late night for everyone?????
February 24, 2013 8:34 AM - rf
Did you see Yul from Survivor?
February 24, 2013 8:39 AM - dibs
I saw the pics but never saw that Survivor series. Beard has to go.
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February 24, 2013 9:18 AM - rf
I think the beardo look was after 3 weeks in the jungle. He's also a lot skinnier than in the left photo.
February 24, 2013 9:39 AM - MontroseMorris
I don't know if I should post here or on the other weekend OT, but anyway....Thanks for the BOTD tips, CGar, I'll take pix when I'm in town.

I like those galvanized bins you posted photos of. Where did they come from? I'm always looking for attractive, yet indestructible kitty-defeating storage.

I really like the galvanized shelves too.
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February 24, 2013 9:39 AM - More4Less
argh, still not getting used to no football on Sundays
Edited at February 24, 2013 9:39 AM
February 24, 2013 10:03 AM - petebklyn
if not working all days are same so you shouldn't pay particular notice that it is sunday. just call it tuesday.
February 24, 2013 10:05 AM - dibs
Oftentimes I do't even know what day it is when I wake up.
February 24, 2013 10:09 AM - dibs
Ughhhhhh....posted my upcoming travel schedule on Silverdaddies and the only messages I'm getting are from old white men.
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February 24, 2013 10:24 AM - petebklyn
do you at least remember where you are waking up and with whom?
February 24, 2013 10:26 AM - dibs
LOL..sometimes I don'tremember which house I'm at. I can remember a few times many years ago waking up and 1. not even remembering I brought someone home or 2. not remembering what he looked like as I woke. But that was in my promiscuous years.
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February 24, 2013 10:40 AM - CGar
"I just couldn't be asked to run through the 500+ posts from yesterday's thread each time."

dave . . .
February 24, 2013 10:41 AM - CGar
And dave . . .
February 24, 2013 10:43 AM - CGar
MM, also from Pottery Barn, $29 . . .||NoFacet-_-NoFacet-_-NoMerchRules-_-
February 24, 2013 10:46 AM - CGar
"Thanks for the BOTD tips, CGar, I'll take pix when I'm in town."

You're welcome, MM. They're interesting, though far from the nicest houses around. But, I figure there must be stories there given that they are so different from every other house in Cobble Hill. Anyway, they're literally 2 blocks from me, so very convenient for you to take pics when you're staying here.

February 24, 2013 10:49 AM - petebklyn
so even though # of kids in NYC has decreased in last decade -- the number in my neighborhood has gone up quite a bit. In ParkSlope just a little bit.
February 24, 2013 10:50 AM - CGar
MM, I also got a sugar bowl at Crate & Barrel in honor of your visit, though I have yet to get any of that Delirious sugar Arkady said I have to have on hand . . . And arranged for my cleaning woman to fumigate dave's room before you arrive.
Edited at February 24, 2013 10:52 AM
February 24, 2013 10:54 AM - CGar
m4l, off to get my hair cut at BLG . . . shall I say hello to your friend for you??
February 24, 2013 10:55 AM - dibs
Fumigating is like sealing a room and filling it with gas, right. Hmmmmmm
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February 24, 2013 10:57 AM - petebklyn
What was developer/architect thinking -- check out this new construction house on butler -- $2.75m
Beside the horrible front of house with unbalanced windows ----- could you have at least managed to put in central air
instead of thru wall a/c sleeves at this price point?
February 24, 2013 10:59 AM - dibs
What a shit show that is, Pete. And crappy baseboard heat too. I bet a lot of other corners were cut. I'll send it into brownstoner for a nice HOTD.
Edited at February 24, 2013 10:59 AM
February 24, 2013 11:00 AM - Partridge
She is MY friend, CGar. Say hello from me.
Edited at February 24, 2013 11:00 AM
February 24, 2013 11:13 AM - petebklyn
I was going to blame it on some immigrant builder but googled the owner-
Developer Marc Freud, principal of Troutbrook Company
February 24, 2013 11:16 AM - dibs
Well, I think Freud slipped with that thing
February 24, 2013 11:18 AM - MontroseMorris
Cool, CGar, thanks. I saw a few other things I like on the very same page. I get their catalog, I guess I just missed these, as I tend to gnash my teeth in frustrated envy over PB catalogs. They are my favorite catalog company.
Edited at February 24, 2013 11:18 AM
February 24, 2013 11:18 AM - MontroseMorris
You are right, Pete and Dave. Awful house.
February 24, 2013 11:28 AM - dibs
I sent it in to John and Cate for a HOTD. Maybe we can revive Horror Show Friday
February 24, 2013 11:36 AM - Arkady
dibs - Have you always had to scroll through the entire thing to get to current posts? That's just started happening for me in the last week - & only on my laptop, not the desktop, even though I use the same Firefox on both.
February 24, 2013 11:37 AM - rf
If you're using a real computer, can't you just push the "end" (nh) button and then scroll up?
February 24, 2013 11:38 AM - Arkady
Yes, but it used to be that, as you said earlier, it would just go to the last place I'd been.
February 24, 2013 11:40 AM - dibs
Only when I'm on my iPad. On the Mac laptop it always brings me back to the most recent post.
Edited at February 24, 2013 11:40 AM
February 24, 2013 11:41 AM - Slope4Eva
Arkady, rarely, that happens to me. But, I'm assuming I'm not being patient enough to wait for the reload to complete (instant gratification and all that).
February 24, 2013 11:41 AM - dibs
On a Mac you move to the top or bottom (nh) with Command and the up or down arrows.
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February 24, 2013 11:42 AM - MontroseMorris
What Arkady said for me, too. Must be a glitch in the site software.
February 24, 2013 11:43 AM - Slope4Eva
Thank heaven for the cat pics, makes it easier to remember what I've seen already. :-)
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February 24, 2013 11:43 AM - Arkady
MM - Did it just start this past week for you too?
February 24, 2013 11:44 AM - dibs
If you are positioned at the last post, can't you just REFRESH and it returns you there on your outdated Miscrosoft-based machines???
February 24, 2013 11:46 AM - Arkady
As I said, it's fine on one but not the other. But since we started this discussion I haven't had the problem.
February 24, 2013 11:47 AM - Deleted
What's with the new thread? Sunday is still considered the weekend for us non-retired folk
February 24, 2013 11:49 AM - Deleted
If scrolling to the bottom is annoying on iPad - save the following script as a bookmark and click it to scroll to end of page.

February 24, 2013 11:50 AM - Deleted
Damn. Dat shit is long (twss)
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February 24, 2013 12:09 PM - More4Less
Part, she is MY friend before she was your friend
February 24, 2013 12:36 PM - MontroseMorris
Arkady, yes, just starting happening the other day, either Thursday or Friday.
February 24, 2013 12:54 PM - Slope4Eva
Enjoy the rest of your weekend (Pete, enjoy the rest of your Tuesday).

Juan's new roommate is a 30/40ish terminal cancer patient from what I overheard. So sad. I remember him from one of our early stays in ICU. He had 9 visitors last night which made the room soooooooooooo warm (not to mention the overflow onto our side). They blast Russian music (only stating type of music to point out that we don't know the songs) and sing along. I have such a hard time to begin with hearing Juan speak in his whisper, it was impossible to talk with him last night. The nurse asked me if they were bothering me, I said, no, of course not. I hope this is not the norm, but I understand completely.

OK, later gators.
February 24, 2013 12:54 PM - Deleted
where is everyone?!?!?
February 24, 2013 12:55 PM - Deleted
ah eva, sup
February 24, 2013 12:56 PM - Slope4Eva
Hola, DH. I'm here, spreading my joy (nh, nl). Gotta run though, have a good one.
February 24, 2013 12:59 PM - Deleted
hehe, sorry juan has party animal russians in his room. NOSTROVIA!! have a good day!
February 24, 2013 1:20 PM - Arkady
Eva - That's rough. I'd ask a nurse if you could change rooms: that you understand the needs of the roommate & don't want his guests chucked out but Juan has needs too.
February 24, 2013 1:29 PM - rf
Eva, I agree with Arkady, especially if the party continues.
February 24, 2013 1:34 PM - Deleted
dibs: for you
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February 24, 2013 1:35 PM - rf
DH, did you finish watching House of Cards? What did you think?
February 24, 2013 1:38 PM - Deleted
no, haven't finished yet, rf. kinda lost me there about 3/4 through. i think it depresses me to watch weirdo kevin spacey bone my homegirl.
February 24, 2013 1:39 PM - Deleted
i've been reading this book called "bring up the bodies" instead that's pretty good.
February 24, 2013 1:39 PM - sixyearsandcounting
DH, two of those places are in Williamsburg. He can't be asked.

Although it actually sounds like Dave wrote the article: "It’s summer time, and you’re in the mood for some salty slurpies to go with that afternoon beer."
February 24, 2013 1:40 PM - Deleted
all of these psychoes i've been meeting the last few weeks work in publishing so a good portion of the time is spent listening to plathering about books.
February 24, 2013 1:41 PM - Deleted
lmao six - dibs loves salty slurpies!

maison premier oyster happy hour is nutso. used to pass there at like 5:30 during the week and place was already packed. guess when you "work from home" it's easy to get primo oyster real estate.
February 24, 2013 1:44 PM - Deleted
best spot to eat oysters - right at the end of that bar where it's marble. like a boss

February 24, 2013 2:00 PM - Deleted
yo dona, you been lately? coffee is tasting better (or i'm just getting used to it)

February 24, 2013 2:02 PM - sixyearsandcounting
That looks like a nice place to sit and read - where is it?
February 24, 2013 2:03 PM - Deleted
urban vintage - grand and clifton - block from my crib (CLOSED ON SATURDAYS WtF>!>!>!)
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February 24, 2013 2:05 PM - Deleted
yeah i've been popping in there once and a while. needless to say the kitschy decor attracts a certain clientele.
February 24, 2013 2:07 PM - sixyearsandcounting
Why on earth would they close on Saturdays? Are they owned by 7th-day Adventists? There was a place on Ft Hamilton Pkwy, the Oak and the Iris, that was originally closed on Saturdays for that reason...then the owners decided to stay open and donate all the Saturday profits to charity. It shut down last year I think and Hamilton's took over the space.
February 24, 2013 2:09 PM - Deleted
I have no idea. I've mentioned it a few times to the people working and i usually just get a weird look.

is today a jewish holiday? my landlords (hassids) are throwing a huge party in the 1st floor apartment they keep. there's a doorman and shit.
February 24, 2013 2:10 PM - Deleted
maybe the landlords are hassids? hassids seem to own a good portion of the bldgs on this stretch of grand.
February 24, 2013 2:11 PM - Deleted
Save me from wasting money and going to a psychic. I told my grandmother that I would come down to South Carolina at end of march cuz she told me that my sister and her bofo have tickets to go down there. Okay, now I don't really want to, and would prefer to go in like may or june. I do have the lovely excuse of saying I cant go down until I get my tax refund, but in a sense that would be a lie. I also told her I would just put the ticket for me on my credit card.

Should I just go down in the end of march and get it over with? the concept of "getting it over with" is bugging me out. I am terrified of my grandmother, and honestly, I kinda sorta am terrified of my sister.

Best option is to do it NOW versus later? At least if I go down there with my sister and her boyfriend I will have have some psychological barriers, aka, attention off of me. I was scared as balls the last time I was down there. I don't want to regret not going down there or holding it off and delaying it.

Should I take the train or should I just fly down there? I kinda wanna take the train again, but I won't post and be a bitch like I did the last time. (I was awful). truly truly an awful person.
February 24, 2013 2:12 PM - rf
It's Purim, the Jewish Halloween for kids. Queen Esther's holiday.
February 24, 2013 2:13 PM - Deleted
rob, just go, you're having your social anxiety induced panic attacks. you had fun last time.
February 24, 2013 2:14 PM - Deleted
lol rf - that would explain the costumes.
February 24, 2013 2:14 PM - Deleted
Your landlord is hassid? Ours is Greek. He is a total A-hole. He won't even say hi in the hallway. Him and his family live in like entire second or third floor or something. He's used to give me the stink eye when he'd see me Duke, and I give him the stink eye when I see him with his fugly children and butt ugg wife. Shit goes both ways.

February 24, 2013 2:18 PM - Deleted
Yeah, the landlord is a hassid family/company that owns like 4 of the new construction buildings on my block. they were mad shady and created a "fake" real estate broker and charge everyone one month broker fees when they move in - although I've checked streeteasy and talked to neighbors and they never raise the rent.

I've heard horror stories about hassid landlords from friends in WB, but these guys are all ok. The super is a hispanic dude born and raised in the hood that's pretty nice ---- this building is a failed condo that lost financing during the bust so it's more than evident they cut corners to finish quickly and turn rental - but overall it's ok.
February 24, 2013 2:19 PM - Deleted
rob, just go, you're having your social anxiety induced panic attacks. you had fun last time.

thanks. i NEEDED someone to tell me to just go. My sister has a very good head on her shouldars, and I find it worrisome that she might actually be chary of me! Me, Mr. Robalt X III! someone like 18 years younger than I!

Im worried about a lot of life shit.

February 24, 2013 2:21 PM - Deleted
It is not PC to say, but Hassidic peeps are some of the shadiest people ever.

Oh well, thus is life.

February 24, 2013 2:21 PM - Deleted
rob - if you have the opportunity to do ANYTHING that doesn't involve sitting in your apartment, catching a buzz and chainsmoking - do it. i say this as a fellow occasional recluse.
Edited at February 24, 2013 2:21 PM
February 24, 2013 2:22 PM - Deleted
Re: Hassids. I think we've had pretty intense convos with Bxgrl and Rf ( to a lesser extent ) - and some sects are more insular than others. My landlords are alright. no beef.
February 24, 2013 2:25 PM - Deleted
Most of my landlords have been Polish. The dude I had when I lived on Frost St was amazing. That was back when I had three regular ladyfriends and he'd always blow up my spot. "OH DH IS THIS YOUR OTHER GIRLFRIEND?!?!" (in a very borat sounding voice) - he would also roll around in the summer with no shirt on and a cowboy hat and aviator sunglasses.
February 24, 2013 2:26 PM - Deleted
The super

I <3 my super here, he is russian. I dont think we had one in harlem or Chelsea. ON the LES we had Pat who would sit outside all day and night and bum cigs and i'd go on beer runs for him. He rocked. He was mad skid row though. 168 Ludlow. I think they turned it into luxury apartments. It was a grilled cheese place when I lived there and also mega weed factory. Then it turned into a sushi joint which closed down, no clue what it is now.

February 24, 2013 2:27 PM - Arkady
dh - Join the party for the whole Megillah!
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February 24, 2013 2:28 PM - rf
I am no fan of Hassids. They look out for themselves, no one else. Hmmm, sounds like some PLUSAs! But really, it's a very inward-looking community. But there are differences in inward-lookingness. Lubavichers try to rope in more secular Jews. Satmars, not so much.
February 24, 2013 2:31 PM - Deleted
rob - if you have the opportunity to do ANYTHING that doesn't involve sitting in your apartment, catching a buzz and chainsmoking - do it. i say this as a fellow occasional recluse.

No need to be mean. Trust me tho, when summer gets here I will turn into a total urban beach bum again. When I got back from California, I went to the beach every saturday and sunday right up until stupid Sandy hit!

I actually have beach dreams. I can't wait to get a tan again and not look so gross pale. Skin cancer, be damned!

February 24, 2013 2:32 PM - Deleted
not trying to be mean! it's easy to get into that wintertime hibernation mode.
February 24, 2013 2:32 PM - Deleted
haha arkady - PARTY!!! crasher
February 24, 2013 2:33 PM - Deleted
Lubavichers try to rope in more secular Jews.

Are those the kids on the street asking "are you jewish?" I always say um, no, Pazuzu, Bitch!

February 24, 2013 2:35 PM - sixyearsandcounting
"he would also roll around in the summer with no shirt on and a cowboy hat and aviator sunglasses."

haha sounds like half the old guys in greenpoint
February 24, 2013 2:38 PM - Deleted
yeah, the lubavitchers were the dudes who would always ask me if i was jewish when i was couch surfing off nostrand in crown heights.

once a satmar woman hissed at me when i was walking around south of broadway in WB after brunch one day.
February 24, 2013 2:41 PM - Deleted
they are just as corny as hardcore christians, except that it's okay in nyc to make fun of hardcore christians but none of the other ridiculous religious groups.

February 24, 2013 2:43 PM - Deleted
Hardcore Christians are more dangerous IMHO as they are influencing federal public policy.

February 24, 2013 2:44 PM - Deleted
DO I really have over 1000 bux coming back to me from my refund?!
February 24, 2013 2:47 PM - Deleted
yessir!! i'm going to finalize and email you the .pdfs tonight.

i also need your FULL birthdate. can you post and delete after i confirm i have it?
February 24, 2013 2:48 PM - Deleted
i have the year - so just need month and date
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February 24, 2013 2:50 PM - sixyearsandcounting
Maybe hissing is a satmar pick-up line?
February 24, 2013 2:51 PM - Deleted
challah back girl!
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February 24, 2013 2:52 PM - Deleted
anyone know the economics behind two people going halvsies on a 2 family house? (buying)
February 24, 2013 2:55 PM - rf
Evangelical Christians want to recruit everyone. Lubavichers only want to recruit other Jews.
February 24, 2013 3:07 PM - rf
I know two families that looked into sharing. I think they found that the most practical way was to condo it but it was very expensive. (They didn't wind up doing it.)
February 24, 2013 3:08 PM - Deleted
Rob - Efiling is free so i can do that for you.

if you email me a scanned copy of a voided check from your checking account i can set up your return to be direct deposited into your bank account (you'll get it in like 2 weeks) otherwise - you'll get a paper check mailed in 4 - 6 weeks.

what's your phone number?
February 24, 2013 3:12 PM - Deleted
if anyone has rob's updated phone can they email me? i'm trying to finish this shit now.
February 24, 2013 3:13 PM - Deleted
February 24, 2013 3:54 PM - Deleted
ugh i owe 1300 bux
February 24, 2013 4:50 PM - pepper
February 24, 2013 5:23 PM - petebklyn
867-5309 ....ask for jenny
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February 24, 2013 5:32 PM - sixyearsandcounting
DH, divert Rob's refund to your account and you'll only be out $300...
February 24, 2013 5:42 PM - CGar
"she is MY friend, CGar. Say hello from me."

partridge, who is your friend??? I only know that the owner is friends with the m4ls, and that the owner's kids went to school with my BFF's kids.
Edited at February 24, 2013 5:42 PM
February 24, 2013 5:43 PM - CGar
DH, I'm on it. I'll send you what I've got, which may or may not be current.
February 24, 2013 6:09 PM - petebklyn
whoever you all have been talking about wants to be my friend
February 24, 2013 6:38 PM - petebklyn
just looked at the academy award nominees. I have seen exactly zero of the nominees and that is including all categories.
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February 24, 2013 7:03 PM - sixyearsandcounting
This is pretty awesome.
Edited at February 24, 2013 7:03 PM
February 24, 2013 7:43 PM - sixyearsandcounting
Where is everyone? Is there some kind of awards ceremony on TV right now or something?
February 24, 2013 7:52 PM - pepper
Haha Six. I was just going to post something similar. Slow day around here...
February 24, 2013 8:03 PM - Partridge
I just left a couple of Plusas at lame awards party. They were putting up banners and a plastic red carpet. My dog was anxious to see me come home.

Yes, CGar. Same person. She is my neighbor.

I'm tired.
Edited at February 24, 2013 8:03 PM
February 24, 2013 8:11 PM - CGar
Small world, partridge. I'm guessing you knew they know the m4ls and that's when/why you ran into the m4ls in your building? She's really very nice - both mrs. m4l and the owner that is.
February 24, 2013 8:19 PM - petebklyn
surprised that you have nice friends
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February 24, 2013 8:25 PM - Partridge
M4L and I figured out that connection a very long time ago.

Hi Pete.

I don't think I can stay awake another minute. Doggy poking me. She's walked and fed. All that could be remaining is playtime. Don't have it in me.
February 24, 2013 8:27 PM - Deleted
Wait, are you sending my taxes to that phone? don't. it's a ghetto burner phone. I can't really get stuff on it. I have like 900 useless minutes on it. Send everything to my work email.

February 24, 2013 8:31 PM - Partridge
Rob, don't post personal shit. Send DH emails at least.
February 24, 2013 8:34 PM - Deleted
I am changing Jamie Lee Curtis's name. A last stop mental health effort on his behalf. He won't eat. But he's still lively and funny. Any suggestions to what to name him!? I feel so bad.

I was thinking Charles.

Heidi Fleiss fish is INSANE. I totally think she wants to jump out of her tank and kiss me sometimes.

Edited at February 24, 2013 8:34 PM
February 24, 2013 8:35 PM - kazootite
"do you need my checking account and routing number too? "

Rob, do not post this.
February 24, 2013 8:35 PM - Deleted
I didnt post any personal "shit" I posted my cell phone number. Big woop.

February 24, 2013 8:44 PM - petebklyn
when did they start having phones in (jail)cells?
February 24, 2013 8:52 PM - CGar
"M4L and I figured out that connection a very long time ago."

I'll just bow out then. So sorry I dared to say anything.
Edited at February 24, 2013 8:52 PM
February 24, 2013 8:54 PM - Deleted
if you email me a scanned copy of a voided check from your checking account i can set up your return to be direct deposited into your bank account (you'll get it in like 2 weeks) otherwise - you'll get a paper check mailed in 4 - 6 weeks.

what's your phone number?

do you need my checking account and routing number too? I don't have them here but I'll post them from work tomorrow!


You remind me of a Nigerian Princess for some reason.

February 24, 2013 8:57 PM - Deleted
I edited it out.

when did they start having phones in (jail)cells?

Huh? Do you think I post in the rec room of a ladies' prison?

February 24, 2013 9:16 PM - Deleted
Yeah rob. I need ur bank name. Account and routing number. Ill email you at work tomo. Bring a check to work
February 24, 2013 9:21 PM - Deleted
Bring a check to work

what does that mean? I dont actually have checks. I pay all my bills online.

Edited at February 24, 2013 9:21 PM
February 24, 2013 9:46 PM - sixyearsandcounting
Rob's financial practices basically skipped several decades, going straight from all-cash to online bill payments.
February 24, 2013 9:50 PM - Deleted
Totally, Six. I do most stuff in all cash, but I like paying bills online because I never miss payments anymore. I haven't missed a student loan payment in like over a year. Same with all other bills, it's kinda great.

I do pay rent and utulities/cable/internet in cash tho.

February 24, 2013 9:51 PM - Deleted
Somebody left the gate open!

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February 24, 2013 9:59 PM - Deleted
Bank name
Aba routing number
Account number

Easiest way to figure out is bottom of check.

If you don't have this ill just finalize and you'll get check 2-5 weeks
Edited at February 24, 2013 9:59 PM
February 24, 2013 10:03 PM - Deleted
I am not retarded, I have my bank # and routing number. I will email them to you tomorrow!

February 24, 2013 10:05 PM - Deleted
Thanks again for doing my taxes, and will see you on Wednesday night with the books. I can't believe you got me over the 1k mark! Dave sucked at doing taxes.

Edited at February 24, 2013 10:05 PM
February 24, 2013 10:27 PM - ilovestoops
did ya'll see that the Flea is opening in Crown Heights? backed by Goldman-Sachs

rob- don't rant, we already know how you feel about this
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February 24, 2013 10:44 PM - Deleted
The Brooklyn flea will continue to follow me throughout Brooklyn.
February 24, 2013 10:48 PM - Deleted
February 24, 2013 10:53 PM - rf
That is one obnoxious article!
February 24, 2013 11:11 PM - ilovestoops
I haven't read the whole thing yet but not surprised that it's obnoxious!
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February 24, 2013 11:20 PM - Arkady
Love Life of Pie!
February 24, 2013 11:38 PM - ilovestoops
Just read it. I thought the reporter let some sarcasm show through but the other comments were stereotypical and obnoxious.
February 24, 2013 11:57 PM - pepper
I've never been to either the Flea or the Smorgasburg... Neither is really appealing to me, though I should go at least once to check them out. But yes, the author of that story definitely has an obnoxious take on the whole thing...
February 25, 2013 12:05 AM - ilovestoops
I went to the Flea 2-3 times a year for the first couple of years, but there were just too few true "flea mkt" things there so I gave up. Never been to Smorgasburg or gotten any food at the Flea. I didn't think the reporter was obnoxious, but the reportees were. Thought the reporter's take was sort of funny.
February 25, 2013 12:12 AM - pepper
I guess I found the first sentence obnoxious

"If helping to secure supplies of blood orange-infused donuts and 1960s manual typewriters can be called “doing God’s work,” as Goldman Sachs (GS) Chief Executive Officer Lloyd Blankfein once described his calling, then the firm is on the side of the angels in Brooklyn. "

But sarcastic works too - sometimes the line between the two blurs....
February 25, 2013 12:14 AM - sixyearsandcounting
Argo?!? Fail.
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February 25, 2013 1:02 AM - Deleted
Argo fuckin ruled
February 25, 2013 1:03 AM - Deleted
Persians get pwned in "300" too. Another awesome movie.