Monday OT
May 13, 2013 6:52 AM - InsertSnappyNameHere
GM :-) Shall we go zen this week?

541 comments
May 13, 2013 6:55 AM - InsertSnappyNameHere
pic 3 is a great way to use a broken pot. pretty swanky, eh? i want one!
#1
May 13, 2013 7:10 AM - Partridge
GM.

I'm down with the Zen.
#2
May 13, 2013 7:14 AM - More4Less
bring on game 7.

Let's go Rangers!!!
Let's go Rangers!!!
Let's go Rangers!!!
#3
May 13, 2013 7:16 AM - rf
Nice!

Just took kid to school for AP Bio test.

Edited at May 13, 2013 7:16 AM
#4
May 13, 2013 7:20 AM - InsertSnappyNameHere
good luck to little rf!
#5
May 13, 2013 7:24 AM - dibs
GM. Tired. Staying home.
#6
May 13, 2013 7:26 AM - rf
Home? I thought you were just visiting.
#7
May 13, 2013 7:26 AM - rf
Jones Beach yesterday. Kinda zen.
#8
May 13, 2013 7:34 AM - dibs
It's just a beach and, not one of the nicer ones in the US, especially when it's full of people.
#9
May 13, 2013 7:36 AM - Partridge
Chum #1 OTD.
Edited at May 13, 2013 7:36 AM
#10
May 13, 2013 7:37 AM - dibs
randi, she's baiting me!!!!!
#11
May 13, 2013 7:39 AM - rf
Have you ever been to Jones Beach?
#12
May 13, 2013 7:40 AM - Partridge
And people said nice things about you last night, Dibs. Tsk, tsk.
#13
May 13, 2013 7:41 AM - dibs
Jones Beach....nice!!!!!
#14
May 13, 2013 7:42 AM - dibs
Even nicer.....
Edited at May 13, 2013 7:42 AM
#15
May 13, 2013 7:43 AM - dibs
I wasn't here last night. Did I make another most intelligent list????
#16
May 13, 2013 7:46 AM - Partridge
Not exactly. All shits and giggles.
Edited at May 13, 2013 7:45 AM
#17
May 13, 2013 7:48 AM - rf
Here you go:

#18
May 13, 2013 7:49 AM - dibs
The zen garden at the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo. Have I told you that they make perfect scrambled eggs????
#19
May 13, 2013 7:55 AM - dibs
Mean girls (including CGar) commenting about my singing. Do I ever comment on all of your bad hair??????
Edited at May 13, 2013 7:56 AM
#20
May 13, 2013 7:57 AM - dibs
And randi thinks he knows me now. That's the problem with men who wear beards...they think it makes them look intelligent!!!!



Edited at May 13, 2013 7:57 AM
#21
May 13, 2013 7:58 AM - dibs
Only 47 out.
Edited at May 13, 2013 7:58 AM
#22
May 13, 2013 7:59 AM - Partridge
Defending your singing is more like it...
"Actually, Pep, he was better this time than last. "Creep" was almost on key."
#23
May 13, 2013 8:03 AM - dibs
CNBC making a mountain out of a mole hill re: Bloomberg reporters looking up whether or not people are employed by firms using the Bloomberg terminals. This is all because Bloomberg won't let CNBC use their terminals!!!!!!
Edited at May 13, 2013 8:04 AM
#24
May 13, 2013 8:03 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
GM

The President will be here for 3 fundraisers this evening.
Edited at May 13, 2013 8:03 AM
#25
May 13, 2013 8:04 AM - dibs
Yes, another reason not to go into Manhattan today.

WHo are these fundraisers for????
#26
May 13, 2013 8:07 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
I'm not sure, I was only half listening.
#27
May 13, 2013 8:09 AM - dibs
"As the New York Post reported previously, one of the events tonight will be at the home of Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein. "He won a second term, but Barack Obama isn’t done fund-raising. The president will appear at a cozy reception for fewer than 65 guests with tickets priced at $32,400 per couple at the Manhattan home of movie mogul Harvey Weinstein and his designer wife Georgina Chapman on May 13, Page Six has exclusively learned," reports the Post."

Hollywood left wing liberals
#28
May 13, 2013 8:10 AM - Partridge
Do you have a little Zen to give us, Cobble?
#29
May 13, 2013 8:10 AM - dibs
Why $32,400? Why not an even $35,000 or $40,000?
#30
May 13, 2013 8:13 AM - Arkady
It's a secret Democrat code, dibs.
#31
May 13, 2013 8:15 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
I haven't found one that I love, yet.

Yes, odd amounts.
#32
May 13, 2013 8:16 AM - dibs
May I post some pics of what I consider zen in Japan?????
Edited at May 13, 2013 8:19 AM
#33
May 13, 2013 8:16 AM - rf
You never felt the need to ask permission before.
#34
May 13, 2013 8:18 AM - Arkady
Art of maintenance...
#35
May 13, 2013 8:22 AM - dibs
randi and dh get their knickers all in a twist if I post shirtless guys.
#36
May 13, 2013 8:29 AM - rf
I guess randy and dh are the only ones who matter to you.
#37
May 13, 2013 8:31 AM - rf
So I see you traveled to Jones Beach on the Internet. Just like Rob!
Edited at May 13, 2013 8:31 AM
#38
May 13, 2013 8:32 AM - dibs
A picture's worth a thousand words.
#39
May 13, 2013 8:34 AM - rf
That's what Rob says!
#40
May 13, 2013 8:38 AM - rf
Jones Beach was a Robert Moses creation. His concept was a beach inaccessible to access by public transportation, to keep the huddled masses without cars from getting there. The overpasses on the parkways leading to the state park are too low to allow access by buses, although it's now possible to go there during the summer by taking the Long Island Rail Road to Freeport and then a bus that enters the parkway after the final low overpass. Since you don't have a car in NYC, maybe you should consider getting there that way during the summer, to avoid Coney Island and other lowlife NYC beaches.
#41
May 13, 2013 8:38 AM - rf
I'm sure your pal Benson approves.
#42
May 13, 2013 8:39 AM - Deleted
Woof woof Dave.

The best thing from last night was the invention of CROTCHFISH.
Edited at May 13, 2013 8:39 AM
#43
May 13, 2013 8:41 AM - Partridge
I take my bows, Randi. Thanks for your approval.
#44
May 13, 2013 8:42 AM - dibs
Maybe I don't want to be at ANY beach full of New Yorkers, even if they do have cars. Thanks, but no thanks. The pics I posted speak for themselves. It's just a beach and not a big one or a scenic one at that.

In fact, your "zen" pic was of the view of the water, not the beach.

I much prefer Herring Cove with its dunes, hills and tidal pools. And, just about any beach in SE Asia
#45
May 13, 2013 8:42 AM - petebklyn
good monday people.
Edited at May 13, 2013 8:42 AM
#46
May 13, 2013 8:43 AM - dibs
Are there "CROTCHCATS???"

These sound like appropriate Park Slope names......
Edited at May 13, 2013 8:43 AM
#47
May 13, 2013 8:46 AM - Slopefarm
Speaking of Robert Moses, if you've managed to make it by car or LIRR to Jones beach, why not go the extra 20 minutes to Robert Moses State park. Much quieter and more picturesque. Much more zen. BY LIRR, just stay on the train to Babylon and take the shuttle bus from there. By car, you've already done the difficult driving, just stay on Ocean Parkway (no, not the one in Brooklyn) another 10-15 miles and you re there.
#48
May 13, 2013 8:48 AM - Slopefarm
LMAO @ crotchfish.

"Are there "CROTCHCATS???""

Yes, the neighborhood is littered with them.


Edited at May 13, 2013 8:48 AM
#49
May 13, 2013 8:49 AM - Deleted
Dave has crotchtricks
#50
May 13, 2013 8:50 AM - Slopefarm
Didn;t see last night's OT, so I don't know if someone pointed this out, but "crotchfish" is like saying "crotchpeople." I think the logical fish analogue to crotchfruit is "crotchfruits de mer."
Edited at May 13, 2013 8:51 AM
#51
May 13, 2013 8:50 AM - Deleted
Fort Tilden is a much nicer beach than long beach, plus topless ladies.
Edited at May 13, 2013 8:50 AM
#52
May 13, 2013 8:50 AM - rf
I posted another photo at 7:38, in response to your photos at 7:41 and 7:42.

No, asshole, my original photo was not the beach. I never said it was the beach, just where we were yesterday and how zen it was. Not all of us have so many homes (and crash pads) and cars to distribute our recreation.

We.are.the 99 percent!
#53
May 13, 2013 8:52 AM - Deleted
That's good slope, but Crotchfish is more direct.
#54
May 13, 2013 8:52 AM - rf
Slopey, we were at Field 6, first row overlooking the surf, yesterday. There was no need to drive another 20 minutes each way to Robert Moses!
#55
May 13, 2013 8:53 AM - Deleted
Dave is a spoiled biatch.
#56
May 13, 2013 8:54 AM - rf
When I was a kid we went to the Township of Oyster Bay beach, a privilege accorded by living in Hicksville. No huddled masses there! Even if they had a car, they couldn't get a sticker.
#57
May 13, 2013 8:54 AM - rf
Ya think, Randy?
#58
May 13, 2013 8:56 AM - dibs
I'm quite pleased that I was able to bait rf so early in the morning to the point of using profanity and how adroitly randi took the bait as well. My work here is done.

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
#59
May 13, 2013 8:56 AM - rf
Someone using a very loud power tool in one of the back yards outside my window. Too loud to do my 15-minute mindful meditation this morning.
Edited at May 13, 2013 8:56 AM
#60
May 13, 2013 8:57 AM - rf
It was such a pleasure calling you an asshole. Thank you!
Edited at May 13, 2013 8:57 AM
#61
May 13, 2013 8:58 AM - Slopefarm
Fair enough, rf, but it is early May. On a hot Sunday in July, the extra time to RMSP is totally worth it.
#62
May 13, 2013 8:59 AM - Slope4Eva
Neither one of your Zen pics seem to be working today. :-)

GM.
#63
May 13, 2013 9:00 AM - rf
Oh for sure! But it's great to be able to see an empty beach with the waves crashing, and the only time to see that is off-season.
#64
May 13, 2013 9:00 AM - Slopefarm
Hey, everyone, I'm trying to hear the sound of one hand clapping, so STFU!!!!
Edited at May 13, 2013 9:00 AM
#65
May 13, 2013 9:00 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
Robert Moses SP Beach is great, and you can literally walk over to Fire Island, which is fun.
#66
May 13, 2013 9:00 AM - rf
I'm sure Eva could travel easily to beaches on Staten Island this time of year to see similar vistas.
#67
May 13, 2013 9:00 AM - dibs
Where's benson???? He's missing all the praise of Robert Moses.
Edited at May 13, 2013 9:00 AM
#68
May 13, 2013 9:01 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
I have to go deal with bureaucrats today. Pray for me, please.
Edited at May 13, 2013 9:01 AM
#69
May 13, 2013 9:02 AM - rf
And it really helped my kid who's going through a rough patch. Actually it was her idea. Plus she got to drive since we were away from the NYC limits.
#70
May 13, 2013 9:02 AM - dibs
Union civil servants?????

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
#71
May 13, 2013 9:03 AM - Slopefarm
If you are at RMSP, you are already on Fire Island.
#72
May 13, 2013 9:03 AM - rf
I don't pray, but trust me, Cobble, you have my good thoughts! If it is what I think it is, sorry!
#73
May 13, 2013 9:04 AM - Slope4Eva
RF, I've yet to visit any of the beaches out here. I was such a beach bum as a teen, I think its all out of my system now. Unless its a tropical location, doesn't appeal to me.
#74
May 13, 2013 9:04 AM - bxgrl
Some of my best memories are going to Jones Beach when i was a kid. Loved the ocean, all the people, the bright colored umbrellas. But my favorite was that my father would take me to the restaurant for a lunch of Manhattan Clam Chowder with oyster crackers. Just the 2 of us (my sister and mother hated clam chowder.)

They also had a freshwater pool back in the nest of buildings.
#75
May 13, 2013 9:04 AM - Deleted
morning bitches.

passed out at 9ish last night. sweet actions are good at home or a bar but not out in the sun at a baseball game
#76
May 13, 2013 9:05 AM - petebklyn
Robert Moses is epitome of big government. Of course I like him. Glad you guys agree.
#77
May 13, 2013 9:06 AM - Deleted
robert moses state park is a much nicer beach than jones.

jones isn't bad - it just gets CROWDED.

growing up in massapequa we had a pass to go to one of the privatish beaches down there - Tobay, which i have good memories of.
#78
May 13, 2013 9:06 AM - petebklyn
I'll be near Sunken Meadow on LI -- quick bike ride of 2 miles.
#79
May 13, 2013 9:06 AM - dibs
Slopey, yes, it's on FI. But isn't it true that the eastern most points of FI are only reachable by ferry????
#80
May 13, 2013 9:07 AM - Deleted
yeah - ferry from sayville.
Edited at May 13, 2013 9:07 AM
#81
May 13, 2013 9:07 AM - Slope4Eva
Dh, question for you. I was miffed at a Mothers' Day gift I got from my BIL.... a jug of Tito's Homemade Vodka from Austin, TX. Ever hear of it?
#82
May 13, 2013 9:07 AM - Deleted
when people say they're going to "fire island" - they mean the eastern part where no cars are allowed
#83
May 13, 2013 9:08 AM - Deleted
YES! Titos is awesome. it's just as good as Grey Goose.
#84
May 13, 2013 9:08 AM - Deleted
that's actually the only vodka i drink/buy
#85
May 13, 2013 9:09 AM - dibs
Yeah, that's what I thought....only by ferry.
#86
May 13, 2013 9:10 AM - rf
DH, jinx! That's where we went too, since we could get a sticker living in our little Levitt house in Hicksville.
#87
May 13, 2013 9:10 AM - Deleted
i'm making a point this summer to not blow off my friend who has a boat out in greenport.
#88
May 13, 2013 9:10 AM - Slope4Eva
Really!! OK, thanks. Is it too early to start drinking?
#89
May 13, 2013 9:10 AM - Slopefarm
LOL, from the link over there to an article on a Williamsburg Tedx talk:

"Mr. Jacobsen presided over a room filled largely with plaid-clad twenty-somethings clutching beer bottles and wine glasses. The invited attendees were asked to write down the stuff that makes them happy on a red post-it and hang it on the wall. Answers included “sex/travel,” “tacos!” and “cats.”"


#90
May 13, 2013 9:10 AM - Deleted
yeah RF! Nassau County power!
#91
May 13, 2013 9:11 AM - Deleted
go for it eva - we won't telL! just pour some OJ in it!
#92
May 13, 2013 9:12 AM - dibs
Yes, do, dh. The only thing better than having a boat is having a friend with a boat!!!!!
#93
May 13, 2013 9:12 AM - rf
Bxgrl, they still have the pools.
#94
May 13, 2013 9:12 AM - petebklyn
reachable by ferry --- or driving to public beach and walking-walking-walking. or off season some people get pass to drive down beach.
#95
May 13, 2013 9:12 AM - petebklyn
reachable by ferry --- or driving to public beach and walking-walking-walking. or off season some people get pass to drive down beach.
#96
May 13, 2013 9:13 AM - Slope4Eva
Mmmmmmmmmmmm, smoooooooth, lol.
#97
May 13, 2013 9:14 AM - Deleted
haha you're having some! awesome!


Edited at May 13, 2013 9:14 AM
#98
May 13, 2013 9:15 AM - Donatella

Eva, you should definitely go to the beach in Staten Island. Not to lounge on its lovely beaches, but to walk along the boardwalk. One stretches from South Beach to New Dorp and it is really pretty and not so crowded. Also you are really close to Great Kills Beach, where the entrance is really Oakwood, but stretches over to the little harbor in Great Kills. For exercise, my mother used to walk from Miller field to South Beach every morning when she was up in NY. My father went too sometimes.
Edited at May 13, 2013 9:15 AM
#99
May 13, 2013 9:16 AM - rf
I think you need a dune buggy to drive on the beach, with a permit.
May 13, 2013 9:17 AM - Slopefarm
"Slopey, yes, it's on FI. But isn't it true that the eastern most points of FI are only reachable by ferry????"

1. Actually, it's the middle section that one accesses by ferry. the eastern end near the TWA Flight 800 memorial is also accessible by car, I believe.
2. As cobble points out, the vacation communities on FI are accessible by foot from RMSP, just very inconveniently so.
3. The vacation communities on FI would now be accessible by car if Robert Moses had had his way back in the mid 1960s.
May 13, 2013 9:19 AM - dibs
It's part of the National Seashore and governed by Parks Dept, right? Definitely need a permit to drive on beach if that's the case.
May 13, 2013 9:21 AM - bxgrl
Went to the rockaways too, when we were kids but one year we drove down to Georgia and Florida. we were visiting my brother who was in the Air Force, and we passed an empty beach off the side of the highway (I think in Florida). So we stopped and stayed awhile. It was wild and beautiful. I also used to love Atlantic City. I could get the seagulls to eat out of my hand by givig them clams. (This was a revelation to a kid from the Bronx.)
May 13, 2013 9:22 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
"If you are at RMSP, you are already on Fire Island."

No sh*t. Thank you for edumacating me. : \
Edited at May 13, 2013 9:22 AM
May 13, 2013 9:22 AM - Deleted
Titos has a unique flavor, I think it's corn vodka as opposed to potato?
May 13, 2013 9:29 AM - dibs
rf...why is your daughter taking the AP bio test? Does she want to be a bio major in college? Is she set on going to medical or dental school?
May 13, 2013 9:29 AM - Deleted
5 on AP test = college cred
May 13, 2013 9:31 AM - Slope4Eva
No, DH, just kidding. Interesting, Randi. I will try it soon.

Dona, sounds nice, I will check it out this Summer.
May 13, 2013 9:34 AM - dibs
Here's my idea of zen...Provincetown Harbour from a seat at the bar at Pepe's
Edited at May 13, 2013 9:34 AM
May 13, 2013 9:37 AM - rf
She took AP chemistry last year, plus AP World History. She's taking AP U.S. History on the 22nd. It is de rigueur for high school students to take as many AP courses as they can bear since it's a way for colleges to measure their achievements rather than depending on the high school transcript. Brooklyn Tech offers a zillion AP classes, and requires students who take the course to take the test--unlike many other high schools.

She decided she doesn't want to be a doctor--doesn't want to have to deal with patients. She briefly considered biomedical engineering but now would like to be a medical researcher studying genetics. It happens that we know a couple of people who do just that, research and teaching at medical schools as Ph.D. scientists.

Of course she's only 17 so this is all subject to change.
Edited at May 13, 2013 9:37 AM
May 13, 2013 9:38 AM - rf
Eva, it is incredibly calming to watch the waves break on the beach. Very zen! Maybe helpful with your stressful situation. It helped for us yesterday!
May 13, 2013 9:38 AM - dibs
I thought she was older and college course decisions were sooner.

A bio degree without a Masters and a PhD is virtually worthless.
May 13, 2013 9:39 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
This is my idea of zen...Punta Allen, Mexico...pristine empty beach. With palm tree shade.
May 13, 2013 9:39 AM - rf
No, she is a junior in high school. Pay attention!
May 13, 2013 9:40 AM - dibs
Basil plants look a little peekish after the cold last night.
Edited at May 13, 2013 9:40 AM
May 13, 2013 9:40 AM - rf
quote:
A bio degree without a Masters and a PhD is virtually worthless.

No shit, sherlock! But it is also possible to go directly into a Ph.D. program without the masters.
Edited at May 13, 2013 9:40 AM
May 13, 2013 9:43 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
^^^They have building height restrictions, nothing higher than the tree tops can be built. Love that!
Edited at May 13, 2013 9:43 AM
May 13, 2013 9:44 AM - rf
Also, unlike law or medical school, masters and ph.d. programs in the sciences often come with free tuition and a stipend in exchange for research assistance or teaching undergraduates.
May 13, 2013 9:44 AM - dibs
rf, maybe you need more than 15 minutes of your "mindful meditation."
May 13, 2013 9:47 AM - rf
In that case, I guess you could use a few years of it!
May 13, 2013 9:48 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
I need a week or two of mindful meditation right now.

And no phones. And a lounge chair. And several good books.
Edited at May 13, 2013 9:48 AM
May 13, 2013 9:48 AM - rf
The jackhammer stopped for half an hour and I got my 15 minutes in. Very relaxing, which I will need since I am spending the afternoon with my dad!
May 13, 2013 9:48 AM - CGar
"Have I told you that they make perfect scrambled eggs????"

You've told us about the fucking scrambled eggs a 1,000 fucking times. And fuck you, dave.
May 13, 2013 9:49 AM - Slopefarm
"rf, maybe you need more than 15 minutes of your "mindful meditation.""

So she can be calm and serene like you??

LOL at dibs giving advice on (a) parenting and (b) attaining inner peace.

May 13, 2013 9:49 AM - Deleted
why would your daughter want to do medical stuff and not god's work as a hedge hog?!?!?
May 13, 2013 9:50 AM - dibs
CGAr, any commuting problems, pray tell or are you, like rf, always so grouchy in the morning?????
Edited at May 13, 2013 9:52 AM
May 13, 2013 9:51 AM - dibs
LOTS of people in the medfical and biotech fields have gone to work at hedgehogs!!!!!!!
May 13, 2013 9:51 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
"you have my good thoughts! If it is what I think it is, sorry!"

Thank you, rf, yes, prolly.
Edited at May 13, 2013 9:51 AM
May 13, 2013 9:51 AM - Deleted
because of obamacare?
May 13, 2013 9:53 AM - dibs
Obamacare hasn't kicked in yet fully so there will be a lot more after that. They started working at hedgehogs in the 80s when biotech firms started going public.
Edited at May 13, 2013 9:53 AM
May 13, 2013 9:53 AM - DeLepp
damn, what a lousy morning so far, gd malaysians, japanese. At least a PM has my back. Here is my Zen at the moment as beaches not possible.

May 13, 2013 9:56 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
I'll take two, thanks, delepp.
May 13, 2013 10:06 AM - dibs
DeLepp, too bad you're not a rice queen otherwise you'd make lemonade when thay gave you lemons.

Maybe you could transition your primary focus to the Latin American funds there!!!!!!!
May 13, 2013 10:07 AM - rf
dh,

1. do you really think I can tell my kid what she should do when she grows up?
2. she could always go to work for Big Pharma.
May 13, 2013 10:08 AM - Deleted
haha rf - i was kidding
May 13, 2013 10:09 AM - Partridge
The leak in my upstairs neighbor's shower is back in my bedroom closet. Joy! Not as wet on my side as it was was last time, so maybe I won't have to wash everything again. Will have to empty it though when they are ready to make ceiling repairs. Plumber has not been reached yet, so no idea when this will happen.
May 13, 2013 10:09 AM - rf
no duh, dh!
May 13, 2013 10:09 AM - DeLepp
dibs, unfortunately we have little business in latin america. All the big sov funds in middle east/asia.
May 13, 2013 10:10 AM - rf
Ah, another restful day off for Partridge!
May 13, 2013 10:13 AM - sixyearsandcounting
GM and fuck you.

Just adding my $.02 to the zen feeling here.
May 13, 2013 10:14 AM - dibs
Sorry to hear that, Part. Leaks are the worst of issues to deal with.
May 13, 2013 10:15 AM - Deleted
leeks are delicious
May 13, 2013 10:16 AM - More4Less
Part, what was cause for leak last time? I always worry alittle that my converted half to full bath's shower might leak onto neighbor below - thank god contractor put in copper lining (vs those soft membranes).
May 13, 2013 10:16 AM - Partridge
Dave, you are an intellectual guy. Number 5 on the list, I think. I, on the other hand, have not made any list and like Nancy Pelosi, I have not read the Healthcare Bill. Can you simply explain what changes are we to expect in regard to insurance costs for the following groups?
1. Employer paid benefits.
2. Self paid benefits.
3. Currently uninsured.
May 13, 2013 10:16 AM - DeLepp
that is lousy part, I heard a leak(drip) during the downpour saturday afternoon so just waiting now.
May 13, 2013 10:17 AM - Arkady
Leeks & leaks are not like piques.
May 13, 2013 10:18 AM - Partridge
Thanks, guys. It was a bad washer in the shower body valve. (Or so they thought and I was told.)
May 13, 2013 10:20 AM - Deleted
yes, arkady is here to ramp up the punfest
Edited at May 13, 2013 10:20 AM
May 13, 2013 10:21 AM - More4Less
NYPost says those bike share bikes weight 45lbs. Is that considered pretty heavy vs. typical bikes??
May 13, 2013 10:22 AM - More4Less
I'm here but buns and outta here on puns
May 13, 2013 10:22 AM - DeLepp
45lbs is a lot, my 10 year old mountain bike weighs about 25
May 13, 2013 10:24 AM - Deleted
yeah 45 is heavy. doesn't really matter though as no one will have to lug them around up stairs.
Edited at May 13, 2013 10:24 AM
May 13, 2013 10:25 AM - rf
They are built like tanks.
May 13, 2013 10:27 AM - More4Less
rf, that means if one of those hit my buddy CGar on the bridge, it would be disasterous
May 13, 2013 10:32 AM - dibs
Douchebags will probably bring them on the subway at times.
May 13, 2013 10:34 AM - rf
I don't think so. They can park a bike before going into the subway (and not lug it down the steps and then up the steps in Manhattan) and take out another one in Manhattan. They only have 45 minutes (30 minutes for a daily or weekly pass) before they have to pay overtime charges.
May 13, 2013 10:34 AM - rf
Much less likely than with personal bikes.
May 13, 2013 10:36 AM - Deleted
doubt anyone would bring on subway
May 13, 2013 10:37 AM - dibs
Never underestimate the stupidity of people.
May 13, 2013 10:37 AM - bxgrl
I wonder how successful the bike program will wind up being?

Sorry to hear about the leak, Part. Leaks are miserable things. We had a bad one the other week because leaves had packed the drainage on the roof. have to check it every frew months but poor MM got the brunt of it. For some reason it bypassed me for the most part and went right down to her floor. Probably because I am the sainted landlord now.) ;-)
May 13, 2013 10:37 AM - rf
Christie pwned on NJ transit hurricane preparation.
http://www.wnyc.org/blogs/transportation-nation/2013/may/13/njtransit-sandy/
May 13, 2013 10:37 AM - Deleted
don't be so hard on yourself, dibs
May 13, 2013 10:38 AM - dibs
X's always hard on me.
May 13, 2013 10:39 AM - CGar
My Zen room to counter partridge's RH Zen room . . .

;-)
Edited at May 13, 2013 10:39 AM
May 13, 2013 10:41 AM - dibs
rf, did you even read the story about NJT????? Jackass. Blaming the location of parked subway cars ahead of a storm on Christie is just asinine.
May 13, 2013 10:44 AM - CGar
dave, if my Basil is dead, it's Arkady's fault, and be assured that there will be hell to pay in Agincourt, because she ignored my question about whether she and Brad thought I should bring my plants in last night.
May 13, 2013 10:45 AM - Partridge
Nice to 'see' you Bxgrl, but sorry to hear of your leak. Home ownership sucks sometimes. Glad I have no drains, roofs, gutters to deal with.

Dave, thoughts on insurance costs and what the impact will be for the uninsured?
May 13, 2013 10:47 AM - CGar
Snappy, I love all three Zen pics you posted. I could live in that Zen garden in picture 2. If only I had any creativity, the picture 3 pot is great.
May 13, 2013 10:48 AM - dibs
Part, it'll be all good for the uninsured since they have nothing now. However, if they still can't afford it then they will be taxed. The costs to others have been estimated by various think tanks, agencies, economists, etc. They are still somewhat unquantifiable but twell over 70% of them say they will be higher than what Obama was saying.

For example, the tax on people with "Cadillac plans" is still unknown to a certain extent. Only a Democrat could think up taxing people for obtaining good healthcare. Only a Democrat.
Edited at May 13, 2013 10:50 AM
May 13, 2013 10:48 AM - CGar
"(This was a revelation to a kid from the Bronx.)"

You're from the Bronx???
Edited at May 13, 2013 10:48 AM
May 13, 2013 10:49 AM - CGar
cobble, why is there a gopher standing in the middle of the beach in your 9:39 photo of Punta Allen, Mexico???
May 13, 2013 10:50 AM - Deleted
still waiting for dave's answer to parts obamacare questions, but he's probably too chickenshit to answer because he secretly knows there is lots of good in the truth about it.....
May 13, 2013 10:51 AM - More4Less
CGar, is your room as blue as that zen pic?
May 13, 2013 10:51 AM - Deleted
yes, cuz the free-market has done so well to make sure everyone has affordable healthcare
May 13, 2013 10:53 AM - dibs
It's not the free market's job to make sure everyone has healthcare, fucking dumbass.

randi...I answered it. If you can provide further factual clarification, please feel free to do so. Otherwise, STFU.
May 13, 2013 10:53 AM - More4Less
bxgrl, MM said the water from the leak washed away her checks for this and next month's rent
May 13, 2013 10:53 AM - etson
For uninsured: depends on their income level.
Premiums are very likely to rise. Poorer uninsured will be subsidized on a sliding scale to buy insurance. Wealthier uninsured will be compelled to buy on the exchanges.
May 13, 2013 10:54 AM - Partridge
Very nice room, Penguin. Somewhat surprised by your choice. Note the walls are intense (and beautiful), but EVERYTHING else is virtually neutral.

You've got the sapphire, but still need the emerald, ruby and gold.
May 13, 2013 10:55 AM - Deleted
"It's not the free market's job to make sure everyone has healthcare, fucking dumbass."

EXACTLY - glad we agree
May 13, 2013 10:55 AM - Deleted
"However, if they still can't afford it then they will be taxed"

a more true statement would be "if they still can't afford it they will be given subsidies to help pay for it." at least debate the facts not some bullshit.
May 13, 2013 10:56 AM - dibs
WOW...the upholstery on that sofa is very smilar to the swags and jabots I put in the DR in P-Town
Edited at May 13, 2013 10:56 AM
May 13, 2013 10:56 AM - More4Less
I don't think anyone has that sofa so I feel safe & secure to say that's an ugly couch.
May 13, 2013 10:57 AM - Slopefarm
"It's not the free market's job to make sure everyone has healthcare"

Exactly. Which is why most modern, advanced countries do not rely on it to do so on the pretense that it will.


May 13, 2013 10:57 AM - etson
Impact for business: depends on whether they employ more than 50 people. Those employing over 50 have to offer insurance to FT employees.
Smaller businesses than that are exempt from having to offer insurance, although there will be exchanges set up for those that choose to.

Impact: Probably not that great on larger businesses that already offer insurance other than that costs will rise. Some businesses try to shift people to PT from FT or to use contractors etc more if they are around the 50 threshold. Businesses may shift a greater % of the insurance cost on to employees.
Edited at May 13, 2013 10:57 AM
May 13, 2013 10:59 AM - dibs
I guess you really don't know what you are talking about, randi. Did you not see the any of the whole issue about taxing people who don't get it????? Any of that???????
May 13, 2013 11:00 AM - Deleted
funny cuz all of this obamacare stuff was originated by republicans.
May 13, 2013 11:00 AM - dibs
"Some businesses try to shift people to PT from FT or to use contractors etc more if they are around the 50 threshold. Businesses may shift a greater % of the insurance cost on to employees."

Yes.

On the first part, unintended consequences were not well thought out
May 13, 2013 11:02 AM - etson
Self-paid benefits:

Seems likely that these folks will see the highest inflation if they are reasonably healthy. Not much to mitigate cost increases for them unless you believe that the 'risk sharing' aspect of the exchanges will offset accelerated underlying inflation.
May 13, 2013 11:04 AM - dibs
"Self-paid benefits"

I don't know what % of Americans fall into this category but yes, they will see costs rise the most
May 13, 2013 11:06 AM - Deleted
yes i know that people will be penalized or taxed if they don't get it, but the idea is that it will be affordable for everyone. i wish everyone would stop bitching and moaning about how terrible obamacare is and just work to fix it. dave and etson- how about offering up some ideas for how to better insure everyone in the country because in the end isnt that the right thing to do? or are you both OK with a society that just refused to take care of each other?
May 13, 2013 11:07 AM - Deleted
simple - universal coverage - medicare for all
May 13, 2013 11:07 AM - Deleted
i fall into the self paid benefits category. i guess i am fucked but my premiums actually stayed the same this year as last so i am not sure when that will happen. freelancers union is what i have. about $350 a month.
May 13, 2013 11:07 AM - sixyearsandcounting
Yesterday I learned that Norway spends only 40% of GDP on govt, while Britain spends 47%. Yet if you ask people, which is more socialist?, well, they'll obviously point their finger at the Scandinavians.

Ok, time to go to my second-to-last class ever, assuming I pass these exams tomorrow and Weds (knock on wood, nh).
May 13, 2013 11:08 AM - Deleted
correct, but that's not going to happen DH. at least not yet.
May 13, 2013 11:08 AM - Deleted
hey dave - how much would it cost you now if you didn't have your Cadillac plan through your partner?
May 13, 2013 11:10 AM - Deleted
(unless your eligible for medicare, i dunno what the age for that iS)
May 13, 2013 11:10 AM - dibs
I mentioned a week ago that it SHOULD be coverage for those who can't afford... through some sort of EBT system, Medicare/medicaid or welfare or a combination of the three and got jumped all over by a couple of douches who don't think people want to hear they are on Welfare. Whatever.
May 13, 2013 11:10 AM - More4Less
Randi, 350/month for family coverage is pretty good
Edited at May 13, 2013 11:10 AM
May 13, 2013 11:11 AM - dibs
I don't know. I'd have it through retirement plan at B of A. But it'd be more expensive. It's about $300 more per month on his policy.
May 13, 2013 11:11 AM - rf
65. Coming up for me, yay!
May 13, 2013 11:12 AM - Deleted
thats just me m4l. my wife gets hers through her work, not sure which plan we will put the baby on.
Edited at May 13, 2013 11:12 AM
May 13, 2013 11:12 AM - rf
Dave would have had it already if he were as old as Rob thought!
Edited at May 13, 2013 11:12 AM
May 13, 2013 11:13 AM - rf
You can get full-pay Child Health Plus which is more comprehensive and usually cheaper than covering kids with family plans.
May 13, 2013 11:13 AM - dibs
randi, why can't you be on your wife's policy???? I have never heard of an employer group policy where husband isn't automatically included
May 13, 2013 11:14 AM - More4Less
Randi, just go ask your targeted pediatrician which plan they would accept, what are the co-pay's, etc
May 13, 2013 11:15 AM - Deleted
her company is small (fewer than 50 employees) and they just don't cover spouses or kids. i could be on her plan but it was over $500/month. freelancers was cheaper.
May 13, 2013 11:15 AM - rf
I guess you don't know everything about the wild world of employer-provided health insurance.
May 13, 2013 11:16 AM - dibs
Fuck off, rf.

Yeah, under 50 employees is diff
May 13, 2013 11:16 AM - Slope4Eva
Randi, when my daughter was born, we both had our own policies (due to my not wanting to give up my doctors, and, my husband having minor children). We were told at the time, the baby gets covered under whoever's birthday falls first in a calendar year. Never heard of that, but it didn't really matter to us at the time.
Edited at May 13, 2013 11:16 AM
May 13, 2013 11:17 AM - Deleted
my wife is due on her birthday. otherwise i guess that would be me, i'm october 5 (mark your calendar!!!)
Edited at May 13, 2013 11:17 AM
May 13, 2013 11:17 AM - More4Less
I'm on my wife's plan - better coverage and lower cost
May 13, 2013 11:18 AM - rf
Oh my, my, my. Who needs mindful meditation now?
May 13, 2013 11:18 AM - Arkady
CG - Your basil should be fine - your thyme is happy & it spent the night out.
May 13, 2013 11:19 AM - CGar
"Very nice room, Penguin. Somewhat surprised by your choice."

partridge, I'm slammed today, and that's the best I could do for a driveby. I Googled "brightly painted cluttered rooms" and I found a fantastic, cluttered room with purple ceilings and blue and red walls, but it turned out to be a gif and wouldn't post.
Edited at May 13, 2013 11:19 AM
May 13, 2013 11:19 AM - Partridge
I pay $325 p/m of a NYS subsidized individual plan PLUS $1200 deductible and various co-pays. $5100 annually before I see a benefit and this is for a subsidized plan for low-income peeps. How much more can I afford? No more.
May 13, 2013 11:19 AM - Deleted
m4l, yeah i guess the chinese takeout place doesn't offer great insurance?!
May 13, 2013 11:20 AM - Slopefarm
Sage advice from arkady.
May 13, 2013 11:20 AM - Deleted
i guess exorbitant costs are better than the death panels that would happen with universal coverage.


Edited at May 13, 2013 11:20 AM
May 13, 2013 11:21 AM - Slopefarm
"Very nice room, Penguin. Somewhat surprised by your choice."

Yes, surprised not to see something in cerulean.
May 13, 2013 11:21 AM - etson
I think some form of basic low cost subsidized insurance at a higher income level than Medicaid makes sense.
But any kind of good universal solution would have to address costs as well as coverage, and I don't know a good way of doing that (i.e. without crazy stuff like e.g. nationalizing hospitals, controlling what private doctors charge etc)
Edited at May 13, 2013 11:21 AM
May 13, 2013 11:22 AM - Deleted
so this IRS debacle- one question i have is the # of right leaning groups looking for tax exempt status vs left leaning groups. it seems to me that there was much more of this happening on the right, so maybe it made sense to concentrate efforts there? either way, it seems ridiculous that any of these groups should get tax exempt status when they are obviously not "educating the public".
Edited at May 13, 2013 11:22 AM
May 13, 2013 11:22 AM - CGar
"i'm october 5 (mark your calendar!!!)"

randi, you and the Pasty Brit have the same birthday. I'm the 10th. Mark your calendar for 2014, as I'm having a big bash for my 50th. (S. T. F. U. D. H.)
May 13, 2013 11:22 AM - etson
We have the same birthday Randi
May 13, 2013 11:25 AM - Deleted
october 5 is a very common birthday for some reason. close to New Years or valentines day or something.
May 13, 2013 11:26 AM - More4Less
etson, many of PLUSAs here would like you to have the same shoulders as Randi - possible to see that by Oct 5???
May 13, 2013 11:26 AM - CGar
"Yes, surprised not to see something in cerulean."

Don't fuck with me, Phyllis.
May 13, 2013 11:26 AM - Arkady
Speaking of birth dates, this is pretty interesting:
http://www.korn19.ch/coding/days.php?style=blue
May 13, 2013 11:27 AM - Deleted
shoulders?
May 13, 2013 11:28 AM - etson
I have reasonably broad shoulders.Unfortunately also a reasonably broad waist.
May 13, 2013 11:28 AM - More4Less
Long live the KING - in Henrik we trust and roll.

Let's Go Rangers!!!
Let's Go Rangers!!!
Let's Go Rangers!!!

Melo, please keep up man. it's not time to bow out yet - not till you face King bron bron
May 13, 2013 11:29 AM - Arkady
As it happens, health costs have been coming down over the last few years. The reasons for that aren't 100% clear but in part it's a result of hospitals' better controlling costs & people's not using emergency services for general health care.
May 13, 2013 11:29 AM - Deleted
yeah i guess people were complimenting my shoulders? never got that one before but i'll take it!
May 13, 2013 11:29 AM - CGar
Jinx, Pasty Brit. Though, I remembered your birthday before you did. Thanks again for coming down early last week!!!!!
May 13, 2013 11:29 AM - Deleted
hahahahahaha - friendly bunch!!
May 13, 2013 11:29 AM - More4Less
etson, that's how we roll - beer barrel waist.

DH, a bunch of PLUSAs were lusting over Randi's shoulders and good looks. practically drooling on the guy
May 13, 2013 11:31 AM - CGar
m4l, yes.
Edited at May 13, 2013 11:31 AM
May 13, 2013 11:32 AM - etson
We both have round number b'days next year CGar!
It was no problem to come down early - enjoyed the party (thanks again for organizing) & had a really good trip.
Edited at May 13, 2013 11:32 AM
May 13, 2013 11:34 AM - Slope4Eva
The only PLUSA whose looks I've ever commented on was Biff (and directly to him the other night). I assume because he posts so infrequently, I've not conjured up a look in my mind, so I assumed he looked like Telly Savalas. OK, add me to the dumb list.
May 13, 2013 11:36 AM - More4Less
I had my round number b'day earlier this yr but still don't have the convertible car.
May 13, 2013 11:41 AM - Slope4Eva
Yesterday, one of the aides asked me how old Juan was on this birthday. I said, "59 and holding, no more bdays for him". She got so upset, she misunderstood the American saying of 29 and holding, etc. Yikes.
May 13, 2013 11:42 AM - dibs
LOL..Obama and his press conference (now) with PM Cameron is limited to one question from US side and one from England.

Yeah, because he doesn't want to take responsibility for anything. Why should he be accountable.

What a fucking hypocrite
May 13, 2013 11:43 AM - Deleted
LOL EVA - that musta been awkward
May 13, 2013 11:44 AM - Slope4Eva
I felt like shit for a "tiny minute" as my daughter used to say.
Edited at May 13, 2013 11:44 AM
May 13, 2013 11:45 AM - CGar
"Yeah, because he doesn't want to take responsibility for anything. Why should he be accountable."

Perhaps if you and your kind (RINOS) hadn't voted for him, dave, he wouldn't have been elected and you wouldn't be flogging yourself daily.

Still, it's all Dubya's fault . . . it was, after all, Dubya's IRS Commissioner who persecuted those poor Tea Partiers.
May 13, 2013 11:46 AM - MontroseMorris
"I mentioned a week ago that it SHOULD be coverage for those who can't afford... through some sort of EBT system, Medicare/medicaid or welfare or a combination of the three and got jumped all over by a couple of douches who don't think people want to hear they are on Welfare."

Wow, Dave, to disagree with you is an opportunity to get called a douche. How classy. Since it's me you're talking about, I still say no one who works hard for a living, but can't afford health care, wants it to be a part of the welfare system. Welfare implies a handout. As one of the people who would probably be eligible for the program, I hardly need a handout from anyone. I need to be able to afford healthcare.
May 13, 2013 11:47 AM - dibs
Again, you completely miss the point, MM. Completely.

Change the fucking name then to something more politically correct. Subsidized healthcare is just that. I SAID IT SHOULD BE PROVIDED. Call it wahtever you want but a handout is a handout. Healthcare should be handed out if you didn't follow what I was saying.

Christ.
Edited at May 13, 2013 11:51 AM
May 13, 2013 11:47 AM - dibs
I didn't vote for him.
May 13, 2013 11:49 AM - bxgrl
CGar- - yes. That's what the BX is for ;-) Did my lawyer contact your lawyer about the fairytale house? I want the floors redone, btw.

Ha, M4l- she pays me digitally :D.
Edited at May 13, 2013 11:49 AM
May 13, 2013 11:49 AM - CGar
"I didn't vote for him."

In 2008. If you hadn't voted for him in 2008, he wouldn't have been re-elected in 2012, so it's really all your fault . . .
Edited at May 13, 2013 11:49 AM
May 13, 2013 11:50 AM - CGar
And, Skippy, since you're sure to warrant this whilst I'm away . . .
May 13, 2013 11:52 AM - dibs
"And, Skippy, since you're sure to warrant this whilst I'm away . . ."


Where are you going??? Is it voluntary??????
May 13, 2013 11:54 AM - Slopefarm
Wow, a preemptive moron cat. Ouch.
Edited at May 13, 2013 11:54 AM
May 13, 2013 11:56 AM - Slopefarm
"Still, it's all Dubya's fault . . . it was, after all, Dubya's IRS Commissioner who persecuted those poor Tea Partiers."

Yes, and LOL @ Marco Rubio demanding the resignation of the IRS commissioner. Pssst. Marco. Have someone teach you how to find the IRS website on the interwebs. There is no IRS commish at present.

May 13, 2013 11:56 AM - DeLepp
"Where are you going??? Is it voluntary??????"

White coats I assume, residual effects of meat loaf, schlumpy and chipped tooth.

Edited at May 13, 2013 11:56 AM
May 13, 2013 11:59 AM - MontroseMorris
Testy, Dave, testy.

And that's not what you were saying the last time we discussed this. You've amended your position.

Whatever.
May 13, 2013 12:04 PM - dibs
No, you just didn't read it closely enough.
Edited at May 13, 2013 12:04 PM
May 13, 2013 12:06 PM - More4Less
errand time for me. later peeps.
May 13, 2013 12:28 PM - Donatella
omg, a o lot of Libras in the PLUSA ranks. Me, Legion, I think, CGar, etson, Randi....
Edited at May 13, 2013 12:28 PM
May 13, 2013 12:31 PM - Deleted
lots of virgos too
May 13, 2013 12:32 PM - dibs
Last month, a Brooklyn yeshiva banned Woody Allen-style glasses for being "too goyish" and too "modern." Bobover Yeshiva B’Nei Zion, located in Boro Park, these types of glasses give students a "vulgar" appearance. Thanks to Raghav Krishnapriyan, we have a translation of the original letter posted at Bobov 48. Read it in full below...


It's a well-known midrash that the virtue that guided the People of Israel in Egypt was that they "did not change their names, languages, or clothes," and the same strength guides us going forward and supports us in Exile in every generation. Seeing as recently some students have taken advantage of a loophole in the matter of clothing, and in order to make sure this was not intentional, we feel it is important to sound the alarm that our students should behave entirely in accordance with tradition, as a Hasidic student should.

It's really very difficult to set forth a clear rule as to what kind of glasses a student should wear because these things continuously change, and glasses that were once wholesome can today be considered "modern," and vice versa. But the clear rule that we can certainly set forth is that one must stand up now and not follow any new fashions. Therefore today we have set forth the following clear instructions:

It has recently become the fashion for glasses to be entirely black outside and inside (with the false justification that this makes them stronger). Per the legal rule "according to the majority," everyone knows that this type of glasses gives a child a completely vulgar appearance. We certainly need not judge each child to see whether he indeed makes such a vulgar impression. (If one must judge, it's a clear sign that it's not appropriate for one of our students.) Therefore in general we will not allow these thick black glasses in the yeshiva.

The same goes for the type of glasses that have a dark blue or dark brown color all round. Students in our yeshiva, no matter what age, may not come to the yeshiva with these glasses.

We recommend buying only plain glasses that are entirely light colored, with flat, thin temples.

The new kind of glasses, with mixed, showy colors and with various "designs" or unrefined inscriptions, etc. are not acceptable for a student in our yeshiva. (Please keep in mind that even if these glasses were allowed (?) for very young students, people don't buy themselves glasses that often and if you get used to buying these sorts of glasses for your child when they're young, they wouldn't change them very quickly when they get older.)

We depend on the parents to pay attention to what the students are wearing and not to depend on the businesspeople who say this is what people go around wearing these days, nor on the children who say that this is what all their friends are doing, but rather to seek those things that give a student the appearance of being a Hasidic student.

We request from the parents, that those who have already bought these kinds of glasses, which are not in accordance with our spirit, exchange them for the previous kind. The result of this would be a wonderful education for the child in these our times, to see that we will not ape modern and vulgar "styles."

Through these merits we will help God to see the delight of divinity in our children so that they can grow up to be upright, noble Hasidic children, fearers of God and brilliant scholars for the delight and joy of their dear parents and teachers who will live for good days and years.

http://gothamist.com/2013/05/12/rabbis_really_dont_want_hasids_to_b.php


Hipster or Hasidic?????? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2idmi_yuMyA
Edited at May 13, 2013 12:38 PM
May 13, 2013 12:32 PM - MontroseMorris
Like I said, Dave.....Whatever.


May 13, 2013 12:39 PM - Deleted
tldr
May 13, 2013 12:41 PM - dibs
And what the fuck is a "vibraphone??????"
May 13, 2013 12:42 PM - Deleted
ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ
May 13, 2013 12:51 PM - Deleted
vibraphone is the same thing as vibes.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vibraphone
May 13, 2013 12:57 PM - Biff Champion
You people may think you're dumb, but you've got NOTHING on me!
Edited at May 13, 2013 1:00 PM
May 13, 2013 12:57 PM - Deleted
“The whole issue of talking points, frankly throughout this process, has been a sideshow,” Obama said in a press conference on Monday. “We have been very clear about throughout was that immediately after this event happened, we were not clear who exactly had carried it out, how it had occurred, what the motivations were.”

“So the whole thing defies logic and the fact that this keeps on getting churned out, frankly has a lot to do with political motivations,” he continued. “We’ve had folks who have challenged Hillary clinton’s integrity, Susan Rice’s integrity,” also noting that Republicans have used the attacks on Benghazi for fundraising.

“We dishonor them when we turn things like this into a political circus,” Obama said.
Edited at May 13, 2013 12:57 PM
May 13, 2013 1:02 PM - dibs
I always got bad vibes from you, randi. :)
Edited at May 13, 2013 1:02 PM
May 13, 2013 1:04 PM - dibs
I actually think Obama's response today was good. Samr for his response on the IRS issue.

I still think he's a socialist and bad for the country. Time will prove me correct.

However, never forget that the IRS oversees Obamacare, which I bet you didn't know!!!!!!!!!!!
May 13, 2013 1:05 PM - Deleted
i did know that dave.

biff, is that for real?! wow.
May 13, 2013 1:07 PM - Deleted
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Edited at May 13, 2013 1:07 PM
May 13, 2013 1:08 PM - dibs
rob in the crowd on Wheel of Fortune...center right...


Edited at May 13, 2013 1:08 PM
May 13, 2013 1:08 PM - Deleted
speaking of taxes - still haven't gotten state refund.
May 13, 2013 1:09 PM - dibs
I suspect that was the first question for her, for $100. They usually are pretty stupid
May 13, 2013 1:10 PM - dibs
NYS is headed for disaster, dh. You may never get it.
May 13, 2013 1:10 PM - Biff Champion
"biff, is that for real?! wow."

You didn't recognize me in the wig?
May 13, 2013 1:12 PM - CGar
Try posting a link next time, you anti-semitic Nazi.
Edited at May 13, 2013 1:12 PM
May 13, 2013 1:16 PM - dibs
There are two links at the bottom. Besides, posting the link usually is more work for you and is oftentimes longer than what would be posted here, you dumbass Jew.


May 13, 2013 1:19 PM - Deleted
from the COOTD over >>>>>>>>

"At $1,341 a month, the maintenance is pretty low too."

what fucking world do people live in?! that's 16k a year!!!
May 13, 2013 1:22 PM - Deleted
god it's so boring over there now >>>>>>>>>

pom poms and blatant pimping of crap
Edited at May 13, 2013 1:22 PM
May 13, 2013 1:29 PM - dibs
Yeah but "ironballs" is in The Brooklyn Real Estate Market thread and he's almost as dumb as randi

LOL
May 13, 2013 1:31 PM - etson
$1300 maint is not bad for a 2 bed place. They would have to pay me to live in that bldg though.
May 13, 2013 1:31 PM - Partridge
Not ironballs. Snappy is almost as dumb as Randi.
May 13, 2013 1:32 PM - Arkady
That doesn't seem as high to me as many other places on there have been.
May 13, 2013 1:33 PM - Biff Champion
Speaking of: dh and randi, can you round up Snappy and Cobble for our group photo?
May 13, 2013 1:35 PM - dibs
I was supposed to have dinner tomoorow with my Jewish lawyer and he FORGOT that this week is a Jewish holiday, but not one I recognized.

Skippy???? CGar????? Are you two even good enough jews to know??????
May 13, 2013 1:35 PM - Deleted
what's a photo?
May 13, 2013 1:36 PM - dibs
"Snappy is almost as dumb as Randi."

An intra-clam dust up.

m4l, get the popcorn
May 13, 2013 1:39 PM - Slopefarm
Shavuot, dibs. Of all the Jewish holidays ignored by modern, not-very-religious Jews, this is the most important. It commemorates receiving the 10 comamndments at Sinai. Much more important than chanukah, for example, which is celebrated by many more Jews than is Shavuot. .
Edited at May 13, 2013 1:39 PM
May 13, 2013 1:40 PM - Biff Champion
In the COOTD, when clicking on the listing, I'm trying to determine the difference in the first and second photos. It's like playing Photo Hunt.
Edited at May 13, 2013 1:40 PM
May 13, 2013 1:41 PM - Biff Champion
"what's a photo?"

I'm not sure

derp?
Edited at May 13, 2013 1:42 PM
May 13, 2013 1:41 PM - dibs
Yes, Shavuot sounds like it. Was it really this extravagant or is there some semitic exaggeration going on here....
Edited at May 13, 2013 1:41 PM
May 13, 2013 1:44 PM - dibs
And Slopey, how many commandments have you broken recently? Probably at least Thou Shalt Not Lie (you're a lawyer, right?) and Thou Shalt Not Covet Thy Neighbor's Wife/Goods ( I saw you looking at Cobble's ass (a shiksa, no less) and dh's glasses.
Edited at May 13, 2013 1:46 PM
May 13, 2013 1:44 PM - Deleted
biff - derp indeed
Edited at May 13, 2013 1:44 PM
May 13, 2013 1:45 PM - Slopefarm
It went down like this, dave:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4TAtRCJIqnk (skip the ad, of course, that's new)

Not like this: www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LKUpWvnubU


May 13, 2013 1:46 PM - Partridge
No dust up, Dave. There is a handy list that we can all refer to now. Makes giving moron awards much easier.
May 13, 2013 1:50 PM - Biff Champion
It's an honour. Equivalent to being bestowed the Worst Dressed Award by Bjork.
May 13, 2013 1:56 PM - CGar
"posting the link usually is more work for you and is oftentimes longer than what would be posted here, you dumbass Jew"

"Skippy???? CGar????? Are you two even good enough jews to know??????"

[Insert photo of Hitler cat here]
Edited at May 13, 2013 1:56 PM
May 13, 2013 1:57 PM - Slopefarm
LOL, biff. I had to look back and see what everyone's been talking about. Love this quote:

"It's true. Deny it if you MUST. But I am way more intellectual than like most of you. I might come across as borderline retarded, borderline ass burger, borderline weirdo... but at the end of the day I am still waaaaaaaaaaaaaay more intellectual than most of you. (Legion is the only one who is ahead of me)."

. . . says the man who needs ten of us to give him directions to a bar two blocks from his apartment. (Not to mention three weeks of daily advice on how to buy a train ticket.)

May 13, 2013 1:57 PM - CGar
"bestowed the Worst Dressed Award by Bjork"

At Montero's, no less!!
May 13, 2013 1:59 PM - dibs
As if you were wondering about it, yes, there are cat commandments....
May 13, 2013 2:01 PM - dibs
Slopey, my comment to that was ...

"But I am way more intellectual than like most of you."

Yes, interjecting "like" is always a sign of high intellect. Right up there with mouth breathing.
Edited at May 13, 2013 2:02 PM
May 13, 2013 2:01 PM - Deleted
you already said that yesterday
May 13, 2013 2:02 PM - dibs
Yes, dumbass, read the first sentence. MORON.
May 13, 2013 2:02 PM - Biff Champion
"I might come across as borderline retarded, borderline ass burger, borderline weirdo"

He does have at least one valid point.
May 13, 2013 2:05 PM - Biff Champion
". . . says the man who needs ten of us to give him directions to a bar two blocks from his apartment. (Not to mention three weeks of daily advice on how to buy a train ticket.)"

He's an idiot savant without the savant.
Edited at May 13, 2013 2:05 PM
May 13, 2013 2:06 PM - dibs
LOL...there's an interview on CNBC today at 5:00 with someguy named Randy Smallwood.

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHA Randy Smallwood.
May 13, 2013 2:07 PM - Slopefarm
Yes, to make the top 5 intellectual list, one ought to know, at minimum, that commas are required before and after "like" in that usage.
Edited at May 13, 2013 2:07 PM
May 13, 2013 2:08 PM - Biff Champion
Oh shit. As I was catching up on the comments, I saw this from Rob:

"OMG, you took my list of smart and dumb people seriously?"

I don't care...I AM SO NOT RETURNING MY AWARD!!

Mom and Dad always told me to strive to be #1.


Edited at May 13, 2013 2:08 PM
May 13, 2013 2:09 PM - dibs
And "Whatever." is always a standalone sentence.
May 13, 2013 2:09 PM - Biff Champion
"Yes, to make the top 5 intellectual list, one ought to know, at minimum, that commas are required before and after "like" in that usage."

And snap one's bubblegum at the same time.
May 13, 2013 2:13 PM - Deleted
good ol' rob
May 13, 2013 2:14 PM - Deleted
randy smallwood is a fucking incredible name. i knew a greg woodcock growing up. we called him splinter dick.
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May 13, 2013 2:20 PM - Biff Champion
I still prefer Rusty Kuntz over almost every other actual name.
Edited at May 13, 2013 2:20 PM
May 13, 2013 2:22 PM - dibs
Well...there was that WWII memo about Mustapha Kunt
Edited at May 13, 2013 2:22 PM
May 13, 2013 2:25 PM - dibs
The basil has revived since I brought it indoors this morning. It's having a hard thyme in the colder mornings.
May 13, 2013 2:27 PM - Biff Champion
G-rated drag names...Della Catessan, Bertha Venation and Shanda Lier.
May 13, 2013 2:28 PM - dibs
My favorite has always been Lois Carmen Denomenator, who performed at my 1990 "wedding"
May 13, 2013 2:28 PM - petebklyn
was talking to guy other day -- he said his mother's maiden name was Virginia Cherry.
May 13, 2013 2:37 PM - Biff Champion
"was talking to guy other day -- he said his mother's maiden name was Virginia Cherry."

And her grandfather was Papa Cherry?
Edited at May 13, 2013 2:37 PM
May 13, 2013 2:42 PM - MontroseMorris
Oh Biff, you so dumb!

Of course, I didn't even make the list. I feel so left out. It takes me back to my high school gym days, where choosing me on your team was almost the kiss of death.
May 13, 2013 2:46 PM - Deleted
you can still chill with us dummies if you want, MM
Edited at May 13, 2013 2:46 PM
May 13, 2013 2:55 PM - Deleted
i think mr b should just be honest with himself on what he's doing over >>>>>. keep printing MM's column but otherwise just make the listings the home page, chose a few to highlight each day (HOTD, COTD, ROTD etc.) and be done with it. it seems pretty obvious they aren't trying hard to put up interesting content anymore. and he made it pretty clear he didn't want a loyal and vocal group frequenting the site. oh well.
May 13, 2013 2:59 PM - Deleted
what i find most comical about over there ----> is how the commentary on the cotd/rotd/hotd differs greatly btw advertisers and just random ones..
May 13, 2013 3:01 PM - Deleted
advertiser - "here's this POS that the owner is trying to sell for 700k more than they bought it for 2 years ago, seems reasonable to us!"

random - "we aren't liking the renovation choices and can't see how this will get it's price"
May 13, 2013 3:02 PM - Deleted
oh you mean if the HOTD is a bstoner listing it gets dick sucky writeup and if its a listing on a broker site it gets more critical writeup???
May 13, 2013 3:02 PM - Deleted
exactly
May 13, 2013 3:03 PM - dibs
advertiser - "here's this POS that the owner is trying to sell for 700k more than they bought it for 2 years ago, seems reasonable to us!"

I guess you don't understand sarcasm.
Edited at May 13, 2013 3:03 PM
May 13, 2013 3:04 PM - CGar
"who performed at my 1990 "wedding""

Performed what and on whom? Shotgun wedding???
May 13, 2013 3:04 PM - Deleted
no dave, i guess you don't understand what DH and I are talking about. its OK, you can stay out of it.
May 13, 2013 3:04 PM - dibs
90% of the listings are listed BY Brokers and on brownstoner as well.
May 13, 2013 3:06 PM - dibs
Then explain, randi, because it's not clear from your disjointed babbling
May 13, 2013 3:06 PM - Deleted
"I guess you don't understand sarcasm."

CLEARLY
May 13, 2013 3:06 PM - Deleted
you wouldn't get it, you're too old.
May 13, 2013 3:07 PM - dibs
Yeah, and probably because I've bought and sold too many houses.
May 13, 2013 3:07 PM - Deleted
someone forgot their ginko this morning
May 13, 2013 3:08 PM - dibs
BRB...I have to snipe something away from bidders on ebay.
May 13, 2013 3:08 PM - Arkady
Here's a companion piece to that 'elephant' question earlier:
http://msn.foxsports.com/collegefootball/story/katherine-webb-bombs-on-jay-leno-game-show-051213

May 13, 2013 3:09 PM - dibs
I got your ginko right here, dh.
Edited at May 13, 2013 3:09 PM
May 13, 2013 3:09 PM - Deleted
hahaha
Edited at May 13, 2013 3:09 PM
May 13, 2013 3:11 PM - Slopefarm
Hey, that was biloba belt, dave.
Edited at May 13, 2013 3:11 PM
May 13, 2013 3:18 PM - dibs
The Departed is on FX...great movie.
Edited at May 13, 2013 3:18 PM
May 13, 2013 3:19 PM - sixyearsandcounting
"Shias are more dangerous than naked women: Salafist MPs
Nour Party MPs argue that Iranian tourism to Egypt threatens national security and will undermine the country's 'Sunni doctrine'"
http://english.ahram.org.eg/News/71355.aspx

I must disagree. I'm pretty sure I've met more Shia than naked women and the latter are definitely more dangerous!
May 13, 2013 3:19 PM - Deleted
i can;t stand watching great movies like the departed on FX or other commercial TV. all the interruptions and no curse words. annoying.
May 13, 2013 3:20 PM - Deleted
haha - i saw that at the court street UA and some teenager ruined the surprise ending.
May 13, 2013 3:20 PM - CGar
I can't believe we discussed Basil today without posting the Basil thread.
May 13, 2013 3:22 PM - dibs
Basil's best line ever" "Don't mention the war"
Edited at May 13, 2013 3:22 PM
May 13, 2013 3:24 PM - sixyearsandcounting
Paris apartment abandoned in 1940, found intact with all possessions after owner dies a few years ago:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2323297/Inside-Paris-apartment-untouched-70-years-Treasure-trove-finally-revealed-owner-locked-fled-outbreak-WWII.html
Edited at May 13, 2013 3:24 PM
May 13, 2013 3:24 PM - CGar
"Shias are more dangerous . . . I'm pretty sure I've met more Shia than naked women"

At one of your training camps????

["Hello? Homeland Security?"]
May 13, 2013 3:24 PM - sixyearsandcounting
HAHA dibs, I didn't see your "don't mention the war" post before I posted that article!
Edited at May 13, 2013 3:24 PM
May 13, 2013 3:25 PM - sixyearsandcounting
I've never met a naked Shia woman. Yet.
May 13, 2013 3:29 PM - CGar
"I've never met a naked Shia woman. Yet."

Because we assume your camps are all male.
May 13, 2013 3:29 PM - dibs
I bet if shias a tourist in Egypt, shia better not be naked.
May 13, 2013 3:29 PM - Deleted
RPG > Shia
May 13, 2013 3:29 PM - dibs
Love the stuffed ostrich!!!!
May 13, 2013 3:29 PM - Deleted
i bet they found some nice formal place settings in that paris apt.
May 13, 2013 3:32 PM - sixyearsandcounting
"RPG > Shia"

Role playing games? Rocket propelled grenades?
May 13, 2013 3:34 PM - Donatella

whoa, incredible about that Paris apartment. Amazing she never went back. That there was never a squirrel, a leak, a broken window, a crime, anything to cause another human being to go in there.
May 13, 2013 3:41 PM - Donatella

Kermit Gosnell - Guilty of 3 charges of 1st degree murder and one of involuntary manslaughter.
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/05/13/jury-split-on-2-counts-in-trial-abortion-doctor-kermit-gosnell/


May 13, 2013 3:41 PM - MontroseMorris
"you can still chill with us dummies if you want, MM"

Thanks, DH, it's good to feel wanted. ; )
Edited at May 13, 2013 3:41 PM
May 13, 2013 3:43 PM - MontroseMorris
whoa, incredible about that Paris apartment. Amazing she never went back. That there was never a squirrel, a leak, a broken window, a crime, anything to cause another human being to go in there.

I was just thinking the same thing. Not the squirrel, actually, but all the rest. She must have either owned the building, or was paying rent for the last 70 years, or the landlord would certainly have entered.
May 13, 2013 3:51 PM - dibs
She probably had a bank trust relationship that paid the expenses of the apartment like US Trust did for Doris Duke while she was eating cat food.
May 13, 2013 3:51 PM - Deleted
she must have owned it.
May 13, 2013 3:52 PM - Deleted
"She probably had a bank trust relationship that paid the expenses of the apartment like US Trust did for Doris Duke while she was eating cat food."

is that your retirement plan as well dave?
Edited at May 13, 2013 3:52 PM
May 13, 2013 3:52 PM - Deleted
cat food - the poor man's pate
May 13, 2013 3:54 PM - dibs
I used to work for US Trust, randi.

If she owned it, there were still common charges and taxes to be paid.
Edited at May 13, 2013 3:54 PM
May 13, 2013 3:55 PM - Deleted
cool story
May 13, 2013 3:58 PM - Deleted
i love how dave is an expert on EVERYTHING, including apartment ownership legististics in WWII paris! do tell, what were the average common charges for such a flat circa 1940s?
May 13, 2013 4:00 PM - dibs
Well, they weren't zero, dumbass.
May 13, 2013 4:01 PM - sixyearsandcounting
"what were the average common charges for such a flat circa 1940s?"

Pete's better qualified to answer that.
Edited at May 13, 2013 4:01 PM
May 13, 2013 4:08 PM - dibs
I know someone with an apartment in Paris. Except for the closing process (which is absolutely bonkers and mad expensive as you would expect in a socialist country), after that it's like owning one here with CCs and taxes and utilities.
May 13, 2013 4:09 PM - etson
Easy to pay service charges without being there & no need for anyone to enter unless asked.
Edited at May 13, 2013 4:09 PM
May 13, 2013 4:09 PM - lamb
hey losers... how was montero's last week?
May 13, 2013 4:14 PM - Deleted
oh snap lamb
Edited at May 13, 2013 4:14 PM
May 13, 2013 4:15 PM - dibs
randi showed up, lamb. He's not as stupid in real life.
May 13, 2013 4:15 PM - lamb
was really hoping to make it, but planned a last minute trip upstate...
May 13, 2013 4:16 PM - lamb
haha dibs... I've noticed you guys have become more civil.
May 13, 2013 4:17 PM - Deleted
hows the reno goin??
May 13, 2013 4:19 PM - dibs
"I've noticed you guys have become more civil."

I've been tired and hung over almost every day since Thursday night. I can't let him get away with much more shit from now on...
May 13, 2013 4:19 PM - lamb
pretty much done! there's always something else to fix, but that will never end...
May 13, 2013 4:19 PM - dibs
I read that as "how's the reno groin"
May 13, 2013 4:21 PM - Deleted
hah nice - 5 more years you could probably sell for 8 million if current trends continue.
May 13, 2013 4:21 PM - lamb
I have a friend who's putting us forward for a dwell shoot, but I don't think we necessarily fit the bill... plus it would inevitably end up over there being torn to shreds.
May 13, 2013 4:23 PM - lamb
my groin is unfixable, dave...

and, yeah, dh... if I can avoid running out of cash or having a domino-induced aneurysm in the meantime.
Edited at May 13, 2013 4:23 PM
May 13, 2013 4:24 PM - dibs
"plus it would inevitably end up over there being torn to shreds."

Primarily because deep down, they are jealous.
Edited at May 13, 2013 4:23 PM
May 13, 2013 4:24 PM - Deleted
and if dwell picks it up - it will inevitably get picked up by 'stoner. oooh that would be fun
May 13, 2013 4:25 PM - lamb
dibs I've had a similar running hangover... it's good I wasn't boozing hard thursday. just us two couples and a dog upstate--we drank 40 beers and a bottle of wine on just the first night.
May 13, 2013 4:27 PM - lamb
yeah... some of it would be jealousy, some of it just some unconventional choices. there really was zero detail left in this place because of a fire in the 90's followed by a shitty, unfinished gut job.
May 13, 2013 4:27 PM - Deleted
wine was for the dog i assume?
May 13, 2013 4:32 PM - lamb
no, but we had something else wrapped in a plastic baggie, stuffed in a tupperware container and buried in his dogfood bag that would've had him feeling pretty mellow.
May 13, 2013 4:33 PM - Deleted
haha NICE
May 13, 2013 4:39 PM - lamb
dh--where you living these days?
May 13, 2013 4:42 PM - Deleted
i'm in clinton hill btw the C and G trains- diggin it. n brooklyn rents were out of control when i was lookin
May 13, 2013 4:45 PM - lamb
still nice there tho... and I'm sure it was a nice change to get out of the burg for a while. still have plenty of mixed feelings myself.
May 13, 2013 4:46 PM - Deleted
yeah def - nice change of pace. it's really a nightmare up near my old bldg when i go up there on weekends to visit my sis (who's still living there) - still relatively quiet down near you though.
May 13, 2013 4:55 PM - lamb
it's quiet right now, but peak woods season is right around the corner... <>
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May 13, 2013 4:58 PM - Deleted
haha oh god. was it bad last summer?
Edited at May 13, 2013 4:58 PM
May 13, 2013 5:06 PM - lamb
brutal... and I only moved in here around august last year. luckily our bedroom is in the back. those assholes make me actually appreciate the sounds of the train and bridge traffic.
May 13, 2013 5:08 PM - lamb
I have two security cameras out front backing up to a 1tb dvr... I may have to start bouncing select scenes to dvd for a woods highlight reel.
May 13, 2013 5:09 PM - sixyearsandcounting
The old guy they interview briefly is Benson's dad - he pointed it out in the comments over there >>>>
http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2013/05/10/life-after-sandy-neighbors-unite-to-help-vietnam-veteran-rebuild-his-home/
May 13, 2013 5:10 PM - Deleted
damn - that sucks! any chance of them not getting their liquor license renewed down the road?

HAHA at the video - that would probably be a riot to watch.
May 13, 2013 5:12 PM - Deleted
home time - later y'all
May 13, 2013 5:18 PM - CGar
"Benson's dad - he pointed it out in the comments over there"

Did Benson blogicide? Again?
May 13, 2013 5:23 PM - Deleted
half day huh DH?
May 13, 2013 5:32 PM - Deleted
ok wtf is going on with this adminstration????


WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department secretly obtained two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for The Associated Press in what the news cooperative's top executive called a "massive and unprecedented intrusion" into how news organizations gather the news.

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/govt-obtains-wide-ap-phone-records-probe
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May 13, 2013 5:36 PM - dibs
Worse than Nixon. Holder's gotta go. That's just ridiculous.
May 13, 2013 5:42 PM - Deleted
one thing that obama admin has been especially aggressive about is prosecuting whistleblowers. they have used the espionage act more than all other admins combined. this is sort of understandable because of the ease of stealing large ammounts of digital data vs. something like the pentagon papers, but still they have seriously overreached. and now wiretapping the AP?! what a mess.
Edited at May 13, 2013 5:42 PM
May 13, 2013 5:44 PM - dibs
Coronavirus that was previously isolated to Saudi Arabia has now been found in germany & England. This is a VERY deadly, very contagious virus.
Edited at May 13, 2013 5:44 PM
May 13, 2013 5:45 PM - dibs
Freedom of the Press is freedom of the press. If they want to stop the leaks they have to do it from the source. They can do that by entrapment.
Edited at May 13, 2013 5:45 PM
May 13, 2013 5:48 PM - Deleted
exactly dave, the scary thing is when the definition of press is questioned- like in the wikileaks case, wikileaks did nothing more than publish the documents just like the NY times but there is an ongoing grand jury investigation into the org.
May 13, 2013 5:51 PM - Slopefarm
Um, not worse than Nixon. From wiki:

"The official purpose, as described by the White House Counsel's Office, was to "screw" Nixon's political enemies, by means of tax audits from the Internal Revenue Service, and by manipulating "grant availability, federal contracts, litigation, prosecution, etc."[3] In a memorandum from John Dean to Lawrence Higby (August 16, 1971), Dean explained the purpose of the list:

“ This memorandum addresses the matter of how we can maximize the fact of our incumbency in dealing with persons known to be active in their opposition to our Administration; stated a bit more bluntly—how we can use the available federal machinery to screw our political enemies.""

Also from wiki:

On August 5, 1974, the White House released a previously unknown audio tape from June 23, 1972. Recorded only a few days after the break-in, it documented the initial stages of the coverup: it revealed Nixon and Haldeman meeting in the Oval Office and formulating a plan to block investigations by having the CIA falsely claim to the FBI that national security was involved. Haldeman introduces the topic as follows:

"…the Democratic break-in thing, we're back to the–in the, the problem area because the FBI is not under control, because Gray doesn't exactly know how to control them, and they have… their investigation is now leading into some productive areas […] and it goes in some directions we don't want it to go."

After explaining how the money from CRP was traced to the burglars, Haldeman explained to Nixon the coverup plan: "the way to handle this now is for us to have Walters [CIA] call Pat Gray [FBI] and just say, 'Stay the hell out of this …this is ah, business here we don't want you to go any further on it.'" President Nixon approved the plan, and after he is given more information about the involvement of his campaign in the break-in, he tells Haldeman: "All right, fine, I understand it all. We won't second-guess Mitchell and the rest." Returning to the use of the CIA to obstruct the FBI, he instructs Haldeman: "You call them in. Good. Good deal. Play it tough. That's the way they play it and that's the way we are going to play it."

Before the release of this tape, President Nixon had denied any involvement in the scandal. He claimed there were no political motivations in his instructions to the CIA, and claimed he had no knowledge before March 21, 1973, of involvement by senior campaign officials such as John Mitchell. The contents of this tape persuaded Nixon's own lawyers, Fred Buzhardt and James St. Clair, that "The tape proved that the President had lied to the nation, to his closest aides, and to his own lawyers – for more than two years." The tape, which was referred to as a "smoking gun" by Barber Conable, proved that Nixon had been involved in the coverup from the beginning.



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May 13, 2013 5:52 PM - sixyearsandcounting
"Coronavirus that was previously isolated to Saudi Arabia"

A virus in a teetotaling nation was called Corona??
May 13, 2013 5:54 PM - dibs
Yes, Slopey, worse to wiretap the press than to tape anyone else for various nefarious purposes. The former is an offense against the constitution. I'm not talking about breakins, etc, just the taping issues.
May 13, 2013 5:57 PM - etson
Nixon was bad for sure, but bet others did the same stuff & he was the only one unlucky / dumb enough to get caught.
May 13, 2013 5:58 PM - Deleted
but isn't it the Patriot Act that makes this sort of warrentless wiretap legal???

IT'S BUSH'S FAULT!!!!! lol.
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May 13, 2013 5:59 PM - dibs
Gates of Zion cemetary won't accept a human image on a woman's husband's headstone. She wants an image of him and his car on the corner of the headstone. WTF ridiculous religious rule is this??

The compromise is that she can encase a locket in the headstone with a pic of him inside the locket.
Edited at May 13, 2013 6:03 PM
May 13, 2013 6:17 PM - dibs
On PBS, the IRS seems to have shot themselves in the foot with the sheer stupidity of asking the wrong questions for these 501C4 organizations. More dumbass governmenr beauracrats. I'm actually not in favor of them getting 501C4 status if their primary business is political, but the IRS morons were asking the wrong questions and that is how all this was discovered. They were asking for things like lists of members which would indicate that this IS political.

Tea Pary organizations ARE political and ARE NOT "Social Welfare" organizations (501c4)
May 13, 2013 6:20 PM - Deleted
Reading a great book right now called Lords of Poverty.

Serious question... Am I too old to apply to grad school? I'm thinking about going back to school to get an advanced degree. I don't want to put myself in any kind of debt though, and it would need to be part time at night and on weekends, as I need to support myself.

Here's the problem... I have no clue what I should study. I am sure I would need to retake the GRE exam, and it seems like all grad programs require a writing sample. What do they mean by a writing sample!? I don't have any of my papers that i've written except for really stupid shit from some of my art classes in college. I do have a book of poetry, but I can't imagine that would pass muster.. would it?

I have a gazillion questions to ask that google can't answer. I need a mentor or something. Am I going through a midlife crises? I love my fish and all, and talk about them all the time, but then i'm like WHOA... you need a reality check...


May 13, 2013 6:29 PM - Donatella
"Serious question... Am I too old to apply to grad school?"

No. The cutoff in the US is 34. After that, forget it. Not allowed.


May 13, 2013 6:35 PM - Arkady
90-yr olds go to grad school. 6 can probably help you out - he says that no advanced degree should be paid for by the student - grants are the way to go. A writing sample is just an example of your writing - you could do an essay on anything. Maybe you could study ichthyology or marine science.
Edited at May 13, 2013 6:35 PM
May 13, 2013 6:39 PM - Donatella

I agree about the money for grad school. And I think it really needs to be part of a life plan which includes work.
May 13, 2013 6:41 PM - sixyearsandcounting
What Dona and Arkady said, although CUNY tuition is affordable and worth paying if you're in a good program that leads to a job of some sort.

Can you imagine if Rob submitted his late-night musings as his writing sample? Pure gold.
May 13, 2013 6:42 PM - sixyearsandcounting
"She wants an image of him and his car on the corner of the headstone. WTF ridiculous religious rule is this??"

G-d doesn't approve of bad taste.
Edited at May 13, 2013 6:42 PM
May 13, 2013 6:43 PM - Deleted
I'm 18 x 2. Thirty-six. Are you saying it's not worth it? I don't know if it is either.

Everyone disappears. You wake up day after day only to find more people missing. Hiedi Fleiss fish was in some way a total metaphor, as was Jamie Lee Curtis fish.

I should be like Patsy on AbFab and adopt a Romanian baby or some shit!
Adopt TEN of them!
Edited at May 13, 2013 6:42 PM
May 13, 2013 6:43 PM - ij
Also from Wiki:

"Can anyone even remember now what Nixon did that was so terrible? He ended the war in Vietnam, brought home the POWs, ended the war in the Mideast, opened relations with China, started the first nuclear weapons reduction treaty, saved Eretz Israel's life, started the Environmental Protection Administration. Does anyone remember what he did that was bad? Oh, now I remember. He lied. He was a politician who lied. How remarkable. He lied to protect his subordinates who were covering up a ridiculous burglary that no one to this date has any clue about its purpose. He lied so he could stay in office and keep his agenda of peace going. That was his crime. He was a peacemaker and he wanted to make a world where there was a generation of peace. And he succeeded. That is his legacy. He was a peacemaker. He was a lying, conniving, covering up peacemaker. He was not a lying, conniving drug addict like JFK, a lying, conniving war starter like LBJ, a lying, conniving seducer like Clinton—a lying, conniving peacemaker."

Robe, go to grad school. grad school is fun - as someone told me about it, there's only people like you, and there's no one like them. Not totally true, but true enough.
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May 13, 2013 6:48 PM - sixyearsandcounting
http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/main/2013/05/americans-so-over-hipsters.html

"Just 16% of Americans have a favorable opinion of hipsters, a new PPP poll on the much-discussed subculture shows. 42% have an unfavorable opinion of hipsters, and 43% aren’t sure...
Just 10% of voters say they consider themselves to be hipsters – and almost all of those are younger voters. Half of all voters aged 18-29 consider themselves hipsters; every other age group is 5% or less.

27% of voters said they thought hipsters should be subjected to a special tax for being so annoying, while 73% did not think so."
May 13, 2013 6:50 PM - Donatella

Hi Jester. I can't get started on Nixon. But I hope you are doing well.

rob, regarding the cut off for grad school, I was kidding. I agree with Arkady about going to school. Whatever you decide to study, there will be a cost though. Of time and money. It is worth the time if it is something that you really want to do. Also, it helps if you are getting some skills that can make you money.
May 13, 2013 6:54 PM - Donatella

When I was 40 years old, I went to NYU to the career center and I had some tests done. I took a bunch of vocational type tests and it said that I ranked very high on similar interests as lawyers. I interviewed a bunch of lawyers (pretty unhappy bunch I talked to actually) and then took the LSAT and got into a couple of law schools. I didn't follow through because I suppose I didn't have enough of a concrete idea of what I would do and it would really take a big bite out of my life. It was the right decision not to go but I think I should have gone for something else.
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May 13, 2013 6:54 PM - DeadCatBounce
Tax Hipsters? Great idea.
Occupy Williamsburg!
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May 13, 2013 6:55 PM - Deleted
Grad school doesn't make sense unless it's a terminal degree though. I think starting a business makes more sense. Keep in mind I am socially retarded.

In the dog log today, Marilyn, the dog walker, the one who tattooed duke's name on her arm put in her two weeks notice and is leaving :(



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May 13, 2013 6:55 PM - Deleted
:(
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May 13, 2013 6:59 PM - petebklyn
even Nixon would be considered a socialist by today's republican party.
May 13, 2013 6:59 PM - ij
I had the day off today. I went walking in upper Manhattan, from 168th down to 72nd St., along Broadway, wondering if I might like to live there someday.

Along 110th I noticed a surfeit of very tall, very tan, very pretty brunettes. I looked to my left; the Columbia Journalism School. to my right: Barnard, behind an irn fence, surrounded by concrete, apparently one stand alone building. I wanted to confirm that initial impression but didn't want to stare.

Then I bought a book and went to the Red Lion, a place I like to go on days off in the mid-afternoon. I first went there for a book group back in 2004, back when book groups were excuses to go out afterward and mingle. A lawyer from Hell's Kitchen and I made a mild connection and five of us sat around at a back table making jokes.

Towards the end of the night the others began to leave and they lingered and said, "Are you staying??" and she replied, "yes," meaning just her and I were left. We talked a bit more and then she said she need to leave. I put her in a cab, paid for it ahead of time, she gave me her number, and then I never called her. Why should I have? She just wanted a fun night out, right? Calling her would have complicated things.

Years later I was reading Time Out New York and there was an article called "I Left NYC (And Loved It!") and she was one of the featured subjects. Twice I've run across women I might have or did date complaining in TONY that NYC men don't satisfy them (Kens knows about the second).

Last Friday I went to Sycamore to see a band. I boarded a Q train and a coworker of mine was there. She'd had the day off and had been to see the punk exhibit at MoMA. She was dressed like a Brooklyner who lives in a place off Ditmas Ave. and has the day off and goes to Manhattan for a day out dresses: leopard print high heels, a pastel-bright dress, makeup. Walking her to her place I considered inviting her along to the concert, which turned out to be excellent. But like the lawyer form Hell's Kitchen, I assumed she'd rather be alone. "see you later!" we both called as we prted, as she paused in front of a lime-green metal door and I heard keys jangling before tunring away, careful not to stare.

Random thoughts.
May 13, 2013 7:00 PM - Deleted
Pete is the biggest asshole on this site by FAR.

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May 13, 2013 7:00 PM - petebklyn
how about becoming a mortician.
May 13, 2013 7:02 PM - ij
I know a great deal about that.
May 13, 2013 7:02 PM - ij
My father was one.
May 13, 2013 7:04 PM - sixyearsandcounting
Jester, too bad I wasn't at Sycamore on Friday, I would have seen you (but I don't go to the shows).
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May 13, 2013 7:04 PM - bxgrl
Some peacemaker- expanding the war into Cambodia. In fact he expanded the Vietnam war greatly, before deciding to bring it to an end.
May 13, 2013 7:04 PM - petebklyn
nice to see you jester. Is there a connection between rob's fish fetish and your thoughts of the one that got away/
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May 13, 2013 7:05 PM - petebklyn
did you live in big house like in six feet under?
May 13, 2013 7:07 PM - ij
Rob always has interesting stuff to say, but no. And we lived away from the funeral home.
May 13, 2013 7:08 PM - ij
Meant more for the synchronicity of years that sometimes happens, but hey, blogs are not perfect mediums. No worries.
May 13, 2013 7:09 PM - MontroseMorris
Graduate schools just line up to admit someone who makes statements like "Teachers in general SUCK. Luckily we are gearing ourselves in a way that teachers are no longer necessary. I think back of all my teachers and honestly I was smarter than 99 percent of them. Now couple with the internet, who the fuck needs teachers these days!? They are nothing but leeches who suck taxes from people."

What school wouldn't take you? Especially if you can't pay.

NOT
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May 13, 2013 7:09 PM - sixyearsandcounting
"Pete is the biggest asshole on this site by FAR."

Can we have a top 5 assholes list? And top 5 nicest people list?
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May 13, 2013 7:11 PM - etson
Hey jester!
I have nothing useful or interesting to say about either conversation (grad school or ones that got away) but it's good to see you here
May 13, 2013 7:12 PM - CGar
Oh, good grief, Six.
May 13, 2013 7:13 PM - etson
"from 168th down to 72nd St., along Broadway, wondering if I might like to live there someday."

From 86th to around 116th, yes. Otherwise, no.
For me at least.
May 13, 2013 7:13 PM - CGar
"I have nothing useful or interesting to say"

We know, PB, but we love you anyway.
May 13, 2013 7:14 PM - etson
Yeah, maybe I should ask about shades of beige or something.
May 13, 2013 7:15 PM - CGar
Hey jester. How's tricks? I've been meaning to email you . . .

By any chance, do you know of anyplace that might be interested in a donation of banner NY Times headline editions going to back to the 20s and 30s in some cases - heavy on the Moon landing and Watergate and then 1980-2005 roughly. Lots of Life, Time and Newsweek, too. Seems a shame to toss in a dumpster, and I thought you might know.
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May 13, 2013 7:15 PM - ij
That story was really more about how things in New York never change, both a good and bad thing. Not regretful for either event, just memorable in their own similar way. And hey back!
May 13, 2013 7:16 PM - CGar
Maybe you should learn how to open a medicine chest first. Then we can advance to Opening Cabinets 101.
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May 13, 2013 7:17 PM - Deleted
My childhood memories of funeral homes involved playing with makeup and slidiing across really slippery floors.

When my grandmother passes away I am going to do something fun for her. Like a big party. Except that she says she's going to live for another 50 years :-/ She' like almost 80 though! She supposedly has a life insurance policy that will cover stuff, but it's like only 7K... ? How much does shit like that cost? I want it to cover the costs of the arrangements and I also want to cover a nice thing for her... it's the least I can do! Lord knows I don't need anymore ashes around! I think I can get help on facebook when this happens, so I won't be alone in the process, but at the same time damn... When my grandmother dies I literally have no one left. in the immediate sense of the word anyway :(

May 13, 2013 7:18 PM - ij
Only treats, no tricks.

Ebay...or an archive for potential missing bits. There's two in Brooklyn worth contacting, one my firm, one a nonprofit where the Cat Ladies sell their wares in winter.
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May 13, 2013 7:18 PM - petebklyn
MM is such a debbie downer. person is into year 9 of midlife crisis that will last another 28.4 years and she gets all sarcastic.
May 13, 2013 7:19 PM - ij
Embalmed or cremated?
May 13, 2013 7:21 PM - ij
Cremated should only be $1200 or so all told, last I knew.
May 13, 2013 7:22 PM - CGar
Thanks very much for the ideas, jester. I know the organization where the Bimbos peddle their wares. Any particular office of your company that I should call?
May 13, 2013 7:29 PM - Deleted
Cremated. It was always a cost issue versus burial. I can't believe I have to think about this stuff :( My grandfather and uncle were cremated tho back in the day they said only evil people get cremated and not buried.

My grandmother told me she's going to outlive me anyway. She said she had three crotch droppings proper and then me. (they all died) It's going to be like a final episode of Survivor or something!


May 13, 2013 7:31 PM - CGar
Np. Thanks, jester. I'll email you.
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May 13, 2013 7:32 PM - ij
Thinking about your own death, I've learned, is like chess: you set up a position that looks totally humble and then as you progress in life, it just grows in superiority until it covers all options. As someone once told me, you can have it all, but not until later in life.
May 13, 2013 7:34 PM - Deleted
Sup J
May 13, 2013 7:35 PM - ij
Life is beautiful. Hope it's the same for all you.
May 13, 2013 7:36 PM - ij
Later!
May 13, 2013 7:37 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
"cobble, why is there a gopher standing in the middle of the beach in your 9:39 photo of Punta Allen, Mexico???"

I was waiting for that...but I didn't have time to read/skim the blog until now...

Wait, what?!! I'm so glad my a$$ is still worth checking out! Thank you, Slopey! ; )
May 13, 2013 7:37 PM - Deleted
Fuck you whoever said I look like rob.
May 13, 2013 7:37 PM - Donatella
"Oh, good grief, Six."

My sentiments exactly.


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May 13, 2013 7:39 PM - CGar
"I was waiting for that."

Yes, and I was waiting for an answer all day and a growth spurt all my life, but neither of those seems forthcoming.
May 13, 2013 7:40 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
have we lost our zen?
May 13, 2013 7:41 PM - petebklyn
you want those cannas , dona? I can drop them off tomorrow sometime. if not home I'll just leave by garbage cans.
May 13, 2013 7:42 PM - petebklyn
Thanks for all coming to my defense when someone attacks me so viciously everybody.
May 13, 2013 7:42 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
"have we lost our zen?"

Oh no, not at all, Snaps! I thought BH was the last man on earth checking out my butt! Only to find out Slopey was! This is a fantastic ending to my sh*tty day! Things are looking up! : P
May 13, 2013 7:43 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
sounds like slopey's lookin up....up yer skirt! lolz!
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May 13, 2013 7:43 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
ok...gotta go procure some noms...
May 13, 2013 7:43 PM - Deleted
Didn't Nixon propose obamacare?
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May 13, 2013 7:44 PM - Deleted
Pete the great.
May 13, 2013 7:45 PM - petebklyn
how many of you weren't even born yet when Nixon was president?
May 13, 2013 7:45 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
""I was waiting for that."

Yes, and I was waiting for an answer all day and a growth spurt all my life, but neither of those seems forthcoming."

It's a tree stump.
May 13, 2013 7:45 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
I watched Nixon's resignation on TV.
May 13, 2013 7:47 PM - Partridge
Um, Snappy, you could have told me that the Shiratake Tofu Angel Hair Pasta Substitute would be found NOT near the pastas, NOT near the noodles, NOT near the ramen or the soba or the quinoa noodles, but next to the humus and kielbasa!!!!! Looks like a bag of sauerkraut.

Took 3 sales associates and 25 minutes to find, but I own 'em now.
May 13, 2013 7:48 PM - Donatella

R lives in Washington Heights. I thought this place was heaven, this neighborhood, because it is physically beautiful and because you can get pretty decent space much cheaper than downtown Manhattan and Brooklyn. A train service from 181st street to Columbus Circle is about 15 minutes.

HOWEVER, the food shopping is a joke. There is some kind of arrangement that the local zoning people have entered into about bodegas, limiting the number of them. And the food is very very expensive as a result. AND there are NO SUPERMARKETS. Anywhere in the area. I have never seen such a thing.

That said, the restaurants are cheap. I think everyone eats out or takes out.

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May 13, 2013 7:49 PM - More4Less
let's go rangers!!!
let's go rangers!!!
let's go rangers!!!

In the King we trust and roll.
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May 13, 2013 7:50 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Sorry to hear about the leak situation, part II, LP.

I tell you, I always wanted to own something, but the more I hear about the homeowner's issues...the more I want to just rent.
May 13, 2013 7:53 PM - More4Less
Randi, I definitely said that and might be the first one to have said it to you.
May 13, 2013 7:53 PM - sixyearsandcounting
I wasn't born yet, Pete.

My favorite Nixon resignation story ever, told to me by a regular at the old bar on Cortelyou (not Sycamore): she was walking in the West Village when her ex-husband, who she absolutely hated, saw her and told her that Nixon would be on TV resigning within an hour. They both HATED Nixon so they got a bottle of wine, found a hot-sheets motel with a TV, watched the resignation, and had crazy sex. They didn't ever see each other again.
May 13, 2013 7:54 PM - etson
Not sure whether I was born. What date did he resign?
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May 13, 2013 7:54 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Pete is pretty great. I lurve him. And lesbiman. Two very charming fellows, and handsome, too.
May 13, 2013 7:55 PM - Donatella

I watched the Watergate hearings until I was ready to keel over from the whole thing. It was inescapable and extremely depressing.
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May 13, 2013 7:55 PM - etson
The little area up the hill near the Cloisters is very nice.
May 13, 2013 7:57 PM - sixyearsandcounting
8/9/74, Etson.
May 13, 2013 7:57 PM - CGar
"Thanks for all coming to my defense when someone attacks me so viciously everybody."

Oh, for Pete's sake, Old Man, "You know I love you more 'en my luggage". Sheesh.
May 13, 2013 7:57 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
August 9, 1974, apparently. I was almost 12.
May 13, 2013 7:57 PM - etson
"Then we can advance to Opening Cabinets 101."

Would that be from the left side or the right side because I can't work it out.
May 13, 2013 7:58 PM - etson
Not born. See earlier discussion.
May 13, 2013 7:59 PM - petebklyn
august 9, 1974.
I don't remember the resignation time so much - my father died suddenly about the same date.
May 13, 2013 8:00 PM - Donatella
August 1974 etson. After that I didn't vote until the 76 Presidential election. That was the only time in my life I didn't vote. I was utterly burnt out.
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May 13, 2013 8:00 PM - ij
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May 13, 2013 8:00 PM - CGar
Yes, randi, Nixon proposed Obamacare. And is responsible for the Clean Air Act and the Clean Water Act. And possibly the EPA and OSHA.

Fuck you, Six. I was 9. He resigned August 8th or 9th, 1974. I was at sleepaway camp - they put a Black & White TV in the Mess Hall, and we all gathered and watched Nixon resign.
May 13, 2013 8:01 PM - CGar
PB, if your post is a reference to my query about which direction my medicine chests should open, well, that's just mean, and I'm deeply hurt.
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May 13, 2013 8:01 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
sorry 'bout the noodle hunt, part! you munch some yet?
May 13, 2013 8:03 PM - Donatella

Etson, the whole area is very pretty. Actually it is stunning. It is just that there is something funny going on up there re supermarkets. I never saw one. I say bodegas but I mean little local shops including Korean Green Grocers, and they are all very $$$$.
May 13, 2013 8:04 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
BH is working late. Given super secret mission today. Rumor mill at BH's place of employ going nuts...stay tuned...watch the late evening news.
May 13, 2013 8:05 PM - Arkady
I was older when Nixon resigned than some of you are now.
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May 13, 2013 8:06 PM - petebklyn
obviously dona doesn't read my posts.
May 13, 2013 8:08 PM - etson
"watch the late evening news."

Only thing on 7online is about Barbara Walters retiring. Is that it?
May 13, 2013 8:09 PM - Partridge
Absolutely, Cobble. A strong case can be made for the benefits of renting BUT it must be in a quality building with a good landlord and good management. You seem to have that situation where you are now. That can be the hardest thing to find in the moderate rent category.
May 13, 2013 8:09 PM - sixyearsandcounting
Doesn't he work at the great corporate university on Washington Square? Does the rumor have to do with someone whose initials are J.S.?
May 13, 2013 8:11 PM - Partridge
All good now, Snaps. I have them. Will prepare another night. Got the makings of a soup/stew-like thing happening for this evening.
May 13, 2013 8:13 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
The other one, east, Six. All unfounded rumor at the moment. But BH's super secret mission today figures into it.
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May 13, 2013 8:16 PM - Donatella
Oh Pete. Sorry, I have been trying to work today and please excuse my spotty participation.

Pete, I didn't notice any scurrilous attacks on you, but in case I missed them, let me say they are wrong; you are charming, intelligent, handsome and your occasional curmudgeonliness is endearing.

I am around tomorrow BTW till 3pm. Thanks for the cannas!


May 13, 2013 8:16 PM - sixyearsandcounting
Ah I see, Cobble! Very interesting. Haven't been following events closely but sounds like he deserves whatever is coming his way!
May 13, 2013 8:18 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
I had leftover warmed up pasta pesto with veg.

Yes, but for a couple issues here, I would say we lucked out, LP.
May 13, 2013 8:19 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
No, Six, not at all. Popular misconception. He's a Good Guy!

Dealt a very bad hand.
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May 13, 2013 8:20 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
okie dokie artichokies...my ass is kicked. gotta go get horizontal. nitey nite everyone. sweet dreams to you all :-) and here's a little more zen to keep you mellow for the remainder of the evening...
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May 13, 2013 8:20 PM - Partridge
Pete's my sugar daddy. I love him. I need him.
May 13, 2013 8:34 PM - Partridge
speechless, I know.
May 13, 2013 8:43 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Who can argue?
May 13, 2013 8:45 PM - Partridge
Damn, I'm still cooking and hungry.

Was your day OK, Cobble? I understand you are not wanting to say much, but I hope it went alright.
May 13, 2013 8:58 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
It actually went well, I was just very tired because I didn't sleep well, fretting, worrying, tossing, turning. I'm a worrier.
May 13, 2013 9:00 PM - Partridge
Oh, good. About is going well, not the worrying.
May 13, 2013 9:07 PM - MontroseMorris
Pete is one of my favorite people here. I'd defend him in a heartbeat, but he doesn't need it, he can dish it back with the best. And do it in one line, too.
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May 13, 2013 9:09 PM - Deleted
U just wanna get picked for the team MM. Hehehehe
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May 13, 2013 9:24 PM - Slopefarm
"I was at sleepaway camp - they put a Black & White TV in the Mess Hall, and we all gathered and watched Nixon resign."

More proof that CGar and I had the exact same childhood. I was at a sleepaway camp as well. They put a tv on top of a ladder outside in the ampitheater for us all to watch the resignation.
May 13, 2013 9:30 PM - Slopefarm
"Does the rumor have to do with someone whose initials are J.S.?"

LOL, my 1L civil procedure professor. Drank a whole bottle of tabasco sauce in front of the class on the last day of the semester on a dare.
May 13, 2013 9:46 PM - etson
LOL. Just noticed a small broker that specializes in Battery Park City on Streeteasy - named Regatta Realty.
Might want to consider changing that before the next storm.
May 13, 2013 9:50 PM - sixyearsandcounting
Haha Slopey! I wouldn't be able to pick him out of a lineup but he's really popular with the undergrads. He also flies every week to Abu Dhabi to teach a class there. Apparently his hugs are famous. I'm not sure if you were on the receiving end of one of those (nh).
May 13, 2013 9:56 PM - sixyearsandcounting
Wow! If the OT were Russian youth hockey players...

http://deadspin.com/russian-youth-hockey-fight-is-insane-full-of-flying-ru-504996351
May 13, 2013 9:57 PM - Partridge
The televised speech was on the 8th of August. It was my brothers 17th birthday. All the neighborhood kids had planned to go to St. Bernadette's Bazaar which was an annual fundraising event at a strongly Italian-American Catholic church. We lived for the bazaar every summer. They had arcade games and food (zeppoles!) and best of all GAMBLING!!!!

My mother attempted to get us to stay home and watch the speech on TV, but the power of the bazaar was too great. "All the other kids are going, Ma." I knew I could watch clips the next day on the news programs and I had already grown to hate Nixon and thought that he shouldn't be able to mess with our fun.
May 13, 2013 10:11 PM - rf
Dr. Joyce Brothers died. Remember her? Or is everyone else too young?
May 13, 2013 10:15 PM - ilovestoops
randi, lol at thinking you look like rob in the photo he posted - he's making an odd face in that photo - doesn't look like that in real life.

jester: welcome back - stick around!

lp: is there some reason you can't eat pasta and have to use a substitute?
May 13, 2013 10:26 PM - Partridge
Well, Stoops, I like pasta too much and eat it too often. Snappy has been talking about this stuff that she claims tastes the same but is much lower in calories and carbohydrates. I'll report back on my thoughts in a day or two.
May 13, 2013 11:01 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
BH is still at work, the drama continues...I may have to wait until morning to hear the full story. Oh well!
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May 13, 2013 11:06 PM - rf
One step forward, two steps backward with my kid. She is so miserable. Ugh.
May 13, 2013 11:11 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
If only we could tell them there are many more fish in the sea. I remember the drama and pain too well. Pining was a specialty of mine. But usually after the unattainable vs. anyone in my immediate vicinity.
May 13, 2013 11:13 PM - rf
Ah well, all I can do is hope that tomorrow will be better. For you too, Cobble. We'll have to catch up sometime soon with what's going on with your old friends.
May 13, 2013 11:22 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Yes, time, the only real remedy, other than distraction.

Perhaps next week or even this weekend, there will be a lull before my friend goes home. She looked really good today.
May 13, 2013 11:23 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Ok, a few more pages of my book, and hopefully...I will sleep tonight.

G'nite, rf. G'nite, Eva, G'nite, PLUSAs.
May 13, 2013 11:39 PM - ilovestoops
nite, cobble

I felt terrible today and slept most of the day. probably won't be able to get to sleep tonight.
May 13, 2013 11:44 PM - bxgrl
You ok Stoops?

Let me add my Paean to Pete also.

Let us adore him,
Let us implore him,
Puppies are missing,
Pete, He be dissing,
Tearing down posters,
Grouching at toast,
Sarcastic as vinegar,
we love him the most.

(ok, Ok- it's not shakespeare.)

May 14, 2013 2:59 AM - ilovestoops
clever poem, bxgrl!