Monday OT
March 9, 2015 7:22 AM - dibs
GM. 11 more days to Spring

306 comments
March 9, 2015 7:42 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
GM

Too early for tulips, but I wonder if we'll see any crocus starting to pop up this week?
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#1
March 9, 2015 7:47 AM - dibs
Someone sounds grouchy.

I got something right here you can put your tulips on, Cobbble
#2
March 9, 2015 7:52 AM - Deleted
Keeping it classy
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#3
March 9, 2015 7:53 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
Just pointing out a fact, DIBS. "You know how to whistle, don't you, DIBS...you just put your lips together and ... blow."
#4
March 9, 2015 7:55 AM - dibs
How's brandi's fever???
Edited at March 9, 2015 7:55 AM
#5
March 9, 2015 8:00 AM - Deleted
Down to 101.5 thanks for asking
#6
March 9, 2015 8:28 AM - Deleted
Where does the rhombus stand on the latest challenge to ACA in the Supreme Court now?
#7
March 9, 2015 8:30 AM - dibs
I haven't been following it.
#8
March 9, 2015 8:39 AM - Deleted
Me neither but it sounds like they are basically arguing about a typo?
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#9
March 9, 2015 8:44 AM - dibs
"To the letter of the law"
#10
March 9, 2015 8:49 AM - Partridge
GM
#11
March 9, 2015 8:58 AM - dibs
Do Part & Pepper have the same bra size???? This could become even more confusing.
#12
March 9, 2015 8:59 AM - Deleted
you say weird shit.


so the ACA case, i find this interesting

"This case has been characterized as a test of statutory interpretation — that is, whether we should focus only on the precise words of a particular passage or also take into account a statute's broader context. "

so the entire healthcare law hinges on an obscure legal exercise? awesome!
#13
March 9, 2015 9:08 AM - petebklyn
good thing you don't write the laws. With all the typos, there would be court challenges forever.
#15
March 9, 2015 9:09 AM - dibs
That's not an obscure legal exercise. That's how most decisions are taken into account.

If the plaintiffs' have a case based on the "letter of the law" it is a valid case. But the court is saying they may choose a broader interpretation
#14
March 9, 2015 9:10 AM - dibs
Pete, you missed the bra discussion last night.
#16
March 9, 2015 9:10 AM - dibs
Selling F, SFUN, GRPN.

DERP
#17
March 9, 2015 9:13 AM - Deleted
curious to see what happens to AAPL after the watch launch. i just can't see it being successful.
#19
March 9, 2015 9:13 AM - dibs
No idea. No lawyers here (anymore).
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#20
March 9, 2015 9:13 AM - Deleted
most supreme court decisions involve interpreting contradictory language written in laws?
#18
March 9, 2015 9:14 AM - Deleted
dibs i thought you knew everything?
#21
March 9, 2015 9:15 AM - dibs
Arrogant & condescending.


Winning.



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#23
March 9, 2015 9:16 AM - dibs
I know a lot about everything but I don't know everything about everything. I have probably forgotten more than you ever learned.


#22
March 9, 2015 9:16 AM - BoerumHillScott
Seems like a classic letter vs. spirit of the law case.

From my limited understanding, if the letter of the questioned section of the law is followed, other sections become de-facto null.
The court tends to go with the spirit of the law in these cases, but this law is pretty special to both sides.
#24
March 9, 2015 9:17 AM - Partridge
When's your flight, Pete? Enjoy your stay in Florida and do remember to give us enviable weather reports.
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#25
March 9, 2015 9:17 AM - rf
Who Needs a GPS? A New York Geography Quiz
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2015/03/09/nyregion/nyc-taxi-quiz.html
#26
March 9, 2015 9:27 AM - dibs
Part….thread over there about shoddy new construction>>>>>>>
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#27
March 9, 2015 9:30 AM - Deleted
wow i missed the NOP post in the brooklyn childrens museum thread - whadda putz
#28
March 9, 2015 9:31 AM - Deleted
That thread over there about the "shoddy new construction" is consistent with the in-depth investigations we have come to expect. Gee, will Bob Marvin weigh in with his considered opinion that - wait for it - all new construction is crap? The suspense is killing me.
#29
March 9, 2015 9:31 AM - DeLepp
Beat 84% of readers.
#30
March 9, 2015 9:33 AM - dibs
DeLepp, as you most likely learned in school, 84% is not good enough.
#31
March 9, 2015 9:33 AM - Deleted
dibs is the one here always railing against new construction.
#32
March 9, 2015 9:34 AM - dibs
A large % of new construction IS crap.
#33
March 9, 2015 9:35 AM - Deleted
"A large % of new construction IS crap."

Thanks for the pronouncement.
#34
March 9, 2015 9:36 AM - dibs
Your welcome.
#35
March 9, 2015 9:36 AM - BoerumHillScott
In the way too much time on their hands department, here is a rundown of most popular street name by state.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/govbeat/wp/2015/03/06/these-are-the-most-popular-street-names-in-every-state/

The award for most boring street names goes to Florida, followed by Washington, Montana, and Minnesota.
#36
March 9, 2015 9:37 AM - Deleted
RHOMBUS FIGHT RHOMBUS FIGHT!!!!
#37
March 9, 2015 9:37 AM - petebklyn
I got the 84% too
#38
March 9, 2015 9:39 AM - dibs
Street Road in Bucks County
#39
March 9, 2015 9:40 AM - RowerChick
Okay, Brooklyn Bred Boys & Girls; who remembers this sign?
#40
March 9, 2015 9:41 AM - Deleted
I remember that sign.
#41
March 9, 2015 9:41 AM - RowerChick
Brought to you by ABC (American Ballpoint Corp.)
#42
March 9, 2015 9:43 AM - Deleted
wuts penmanship?
#43
March 9, 2015 9:45 AM - BoerumHillScott
I got 88%, but the quiz was flawed.
A number of the items take up more land than the target, so you could be 100% accurate, but still get in the 80s based on where the Times decided the center of the location was.
The most stupid was Coney Island.
#44
March 9, 2015 9:46 AM - dibs
We used to have to copy the "ABC's of Industry" to improve upon our penmanship. There was supposedly some prize but I think that was all a hoax.
#45
March 9, 2015 9:49 AM - petebklyn
on Atlantic Avenue they used to have those retro looking billboards
#46
March 9, 2015 9:49 AM - Partridge
I think that sign was newer and only done in a retro style.
#47
March 9, 2015 9:50 AM - petebklyn
Palmer Method
#48
March 9, 2015 9:52 AM - dibs
I believe that one should always carry a nice pen with them, provided they are wearing a sport jacket. Preferably a fountain pen but these days, they are rather impractical. I converted my gold Mont Blanc fountain pen to a rollerball; to keep up with changing times.
#49
March 9, 2015 9:52 AM - Deleted
Yes, there was a series of retro billboards on Atlantic Ave. I always wondered who put them up.
#50
March 9, 2015 9:54 AM - Deleted
who wears a sport jacket anymore?
#51
March 9, 2015 9:54 AM - Deleted
our appraisal is tomorrow.
#52
March 9, 2015 9:55 AM - petebklyn
as a good engineer, benson probably had a few pens/pencils in shirt plastic pocket protector
#53
March 9, 2015 9:55 AM - dibs
Grownups.
#54
March 9, 2015 9:55 AM - Deleted
lol
#55
March 9, 2015 9:56 AM - Deleted
don't keep it in your front pocket lest someone steal it from you at the bar
#56
March 9, 2015 9:56 AM - RowerChick
The artist/billboard designer owned the rights to that wall on the corner of Nevins and Atlantic. He had a sign there for someone who didn't pay him, so then he made up a series of these fake adds. All in this retro style. His first sign was titled "Dress Right-and get a better shake out of life!" I think he did six or eight in total.
#57
March 9, 2015 9:57 AM - dibs
If you are getting your mortgage through Adam, most likely he is using an underwriter with whom the appraisal will come out fine.

I remember my buyer was using Hudson Savings Bank. The appraiser was very knowledgeable about Brooklyn and the appraisal came out fine and that was before the comps had started to move up.
#58
March 9, 2015 9:59 AM - Deleted
In order to see "American Sniper", we went to a theater in Manhattan where it was still playing: the City Cinema on 3rd and 60th, right across the street from Bloomingdales. I almost walked out when I heard the ticket price ($17 per person), but my wife convinced me to stay because we had made the trip. Well it turns out that you really got something for that money. Not only was the theater clean and well-decorated, but the seats were super-wide and stretched out so that you watched the movie in an almost horizontal position! It was like watching a movie in your favorite recliner.

It has been a while since I've been on the Upper East Side, but it really is a different world. Many of the women in the theater were wearing fur coats.
#59
March 9, 2015 9:59 AM - dibs
benson, I used to go to that theatre a lot when I lived on E 54th St.
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#60
March 9, 2015 10:00 AM - Deleted
benson - a few theaters are starting to start to do that - well worth the price i think

did they allow you to pre-select your seats? (airplane style)

2 of the things that keep me away from the movies is the whole 'seat saving' nonsense people do which forces you to show up like 45 minutes early...and also the comfort aspect.
#61
March 9, 2015 10:02 AM - dibs
The only issue I ever had with theatres was when there were morons who talk, not knowing how to actually whisper to each other. Mostly young people.
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#62
March 9, 2015 10:02 AM - Deleted
DH,

Yes, that was the other thing about it. When you purchased your ticket, you had to select your seat on a screen, just like you would do on an airline. The whole thing is very civilized.
#63
March 9, 2015 10:03 AM - Deleted
how did you like the movie benson? did the fake baby drive you crazy???
#64
March 9, 2015 10:05 AM - Deleted
R'andi,

I liked it. I thought the visceral criticism against it was way overdone. I wrote about it last night.
#65
March 9, 2015 10:10 AM - Deleted
so what's up with congress writing iran letters saying they won't honor any deals obama makes with them? how is this even ok to undermine the commander and chief?
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#66
March 9, 2015 10:15 AM - Deleted
DH this was what i was saying about congress inviting bibi netanyahu to speak to basically undermine the administration's position. the level of disrespect shown towards obama is depressing, but i am sure the rhombus is fine with it and will offer up many reasons why it is just part for the course.
#67
March 9, 2015 10:17 AM - Deleted
"the level of disrespect shown towards obama is depressing."

As opposed to his unilaterally implementing a new immigration policy, and not waiting for a new congress to consider it? How many times have the courts ruled that he has overstepped his authority?
#68
March 9, 2015 10:18 AM - sixyearsandcounting
"I know what America is. America is a thing you can move very easily, move it in the right direction."

- Bibi Netanyahu
#69
March 9, 2015 10:18 AM - Deleted
all presidents use executive orders and there is a legal mechanism for congress to police it.
#70
March 9, 2015 10:19 AM - Deleted
we're not talking about that - we're talking about undermining the commander and chiefs authority with a sovereign nation - one that is supposedly a threat to us and our allies.


#72
March 9, 2015 10:19 AM - dibs
Dh, a 6th grade civics lesson might help you….

http://www.congressforkids.net/Constitution_threebranches.htm

Feel free to do some searches at a more adult level.
#71
March 9, 2015 10:19 AM - Deleted
Bibi is such a little turd - a pawn of the military industrial complex.
#73
March 9, 2015 10:20 AM - Partridge
Speaking of penmanship, I was pretty surprised the other day when _ _ _ said that he could not read cursive. Anyone else in the same situation. Randi, DH? During which years was it overlooked at school? Is it being taught again. BHS Jr.? Little rf?
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#74
March 9, 2015 10:20 AM - dibs
From the link "approve treaties"
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#75
March 9, 2015 10:20 AM - Deleted
here's a lesson for you dibs
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#76
March 9, 2015 10:20 AM - sixyearsandcounting
Barack Obama has issued 194 executive orders. GW Bush issued 291, Clinton 364, Reagan 381.
#77
March 9, 2015 10:20 AM - dibs
"the military industrial complex"

Trotting out the big bogeyman of the left.
#78
March 9, 2015 10:21 AM - Deleted
i can read and write in cursive.
#79
March 9, 2015 10:21 AM - Deleted
"sophisticated ignorance ; write my curses in cursive"

-kanye
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#80
March 9, 2015 10:22 AM - Deleted
benson

"I thought the visceral criticism against it was way overdone."

i agree, i just didn't think it was a good movie.
#81
March 9, 2015 10:22 AM - Deleted
My point, DH, is that President Obama poisoned relations with the new Congress before they were even seated in place, and now payback is a bitch. Since the Senate has to approve any treaty negotiated with a sovereign nation, and they are not being consulted (as the ranking DEMOCRAT on the Senate Foreign Relations committee keeps complaining about), they are firing a warning shot.
#82
March 9, 2015 10:22 AM - Deleted
i bet i will enjoy american sniper more than birdman - holy crap that movie was almost unwatchable
#83
March 9, 2015 10:23 AM - Deleted
"is that President Obama poisoned relations with the new Congress before they were even seated in place, and now payback is a bitch"

speaks for itself
#84
March 9, 2015 10:24 AM - Deleted
"Barack Obama has issued 194 executive orders. GW Bush issued 291, Clinton 364, Reagan 381."

Thanks for a meaningless point. The issue is not the quantity of EO's issued (as you well know, but are trying to obfuscate), but his over-stepping the limits on his authority with ONE order he issued regarding immigration.
#85
March 9, 2015 10:25 AM - BoerumHillScott
Cursive seems to be totally out of schools now.
I learned in 3rd or 4th grade and had given it up by 7th.

In terms of life skills, it is something that takes a lot of time to learn and a huge amount of time to master, for little to no practical return.
#86
March 9, 2015 10:26 AM - rf
My daughter was never taught cursive. She was really looking forward to it and was disappointed when we found out that it was no longer in the curriculum. I asked the elementary school teacher she had with the best handwriting (educated in Guangzhou, China, lol) to write out her full name so my kid would have a signature.

By now she has a self-invented cursive that she uses most of the time when she takes notes or writes things out.
#88
March 9, 2015 10:26 AM - dibs
How do kids learn to sign their name then???????
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#89
March 9, 2015 10:26 AM - Deleted
" The issue is not the quantity of EO's issued "

true, most of what bush did was of poor quality.
#90
March 9, 2015 10:27 AM - dibs
jinx, rf. Good you did that.
#91
March 9, 2015 10:27 AM - Deleted
have you seen signatures? dat ain't cursive
#92
March 9, 2015 10:27 AM - Deleted
if the problem is that obama is bad at working w congress, what is congress doing to help better that relationship? blame cannot be assigned 100% to obama, there is a history of outright hostility towards the man ("YOU LIE!" "KENYAN MUSLIM SHOW US YOUR BIRTH CERTIFICATE" "MAKE SURE HE IS A 1 TERM PRESIDENT" ETC ETC ETC).
#87
March 9, 2015 10:30 AM - Deleted
"blame cannot be assigned 100% to obama, there is a history of outright hostility towards the man"

I didn't say it's all his fault. What I am saying is that there was a new Congress in place, and a chance to start anew. He got things off to a bad start by not waiting to see what a new Congress would do on immigration, and went ahead with his executive order.
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#93
March 9, 2015 10:30 AM - Partridge
Do you not find many things on a daily basis written in cursive? Are you unable to read them?

I often write in cursive notes on my business card to customers. Also signs around the store are in cursive. Wondering if my customers can't read what I have written.
#94
March 9, 2015 10:30 AM - Deleted
fair point benson. i suppose relations were just too fucked at this point and obama is looking to his legacy, congress be damned.
#95
March 9, 2015 10:31 AM - Deleted
"Wondering if my customers can't read what I have written."

LOL change the signs and see how it effects sales!
#96
March 9, 2015 10:32 AM - dibs
The left has conveniently forgotten all the vitriol that they threw at Bush constantly. Bxgrl alwatys had very nasty things to say about him. Far worse thasn anyone here has ever said about Obama.
#97
March 9, 2015 10:33 AM - Deleted
what Bxgrl has to say is pretty irrelevant, unless she was in congress.
#98
March 9, 2015 10:34 AM - dibs
Cursive is much faster than block letters for note taking. Do students still take notes in high school and college???? I know in college they must have to.

Do they write their test essays in block letters??? That must take a lot more time.
#99
March 9, 2015 10:34 AM - dibs
It goes to the whole "lack of respect" issue that the left is obsessed with
March 9, 2015 10:35 AM - BoerumHillScott
I can't think of the last time I came across cursive outside of a few Christmas cads or postcards (although those are both becoming more rare every year).

I can read it fine, although with much handwriting I prefer not to.
March 9, 2015 10:35 AM - More4Less
Big boss' signature here looks like a cardiogram.

I joked with him "is that your signature or proof that you are alive?"
March 9, 2015 10:36 AM - rf
I heard that the new statewide achievement tests in NJ will be administered by computer--no more handwriting.
March 9, 2015 10:36 AM - Deleted
i write my sonnets in cursive.
March 9, 2015 10:36 AM - BoerumHillScott
I took all my notes and wrote all my tests in high school and college in block letters.
I never had any issues with speed.
March 9, 2015 10:37 AM - sixyearsandcounting
Nobody ever questioned whether Bush was legally qualified to be President.
March 9, 2015 10:40 AM - More4Less
Disrespect is plentiful btwn both parties. To say who is worst is not the point and is why there is no progress made on mending relations. Mending relations doesn't start with and focused on finger pointing - who is worst debate is finger pointing
March 9, 2015 10:41 AM - Deleted
"Nobody ever questioned whether Bush was legally qualified to be President."

Do tell. I seem to remember something about a Supreme Court decision, and a lot of chatter about Bush being "selected" by them. My memory must be failing me.
March 9, 2015 10:42 AM - More4Less
My notes are mix - mostly block with some cursive
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March 9, 2015 10:42 AM - dibs
Six, we arenot talking about the extremes here. Stay focused.
March 9, 2015 10:43 AM - BoerumHillScott
"Nobody ever questioned whether Bush was legally qualified to be President."

Perhaps no one questioned if he was legally qualified, but many people on the left refused to accept the results of Bush v Gore, and some claimed the 2004 election was fraudulent.
March 9, 2015 11:02 AM - dibs
This is getting better!!!!!

"If you think to that iconic picture of her on a C-17 flying to Libya, she has sunglasses on and she has her hand-held device in her hand," Gowdy said, referring to a photo of Clinton that became a popular meme. "We have no emails from that day. In fact, we have no emails from that trip. So it strains credibility to believe that if you're on your way to Libya to discuss Libyan policy, that there's not a single document that's been turned over to Congress."
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March 9, 2015 11:09 AM - Deleted
brandi fever up to 104 now. need to take her to the doctor.
March 9, 2015 11:09 AM - DeLepp
Clintons are too clever for their own good. As I said before if it's Jeb vs Hillary, Jeb will win.
March 9, 2015 11:09 AM - Deleted
Good luck, R'andi. Hope she gets better very soon.
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March 9, 2015 11:10 AM - dibs
The iOS 8.1.3 upgrade got rid of all the bugs and slow performance in my iPad 2
March 9, 2015 11:10 AM - DeLepp
Poor brandi, hope Dr. can give her something.
March 9, 2015 11:10 AM - dibs
Good luck.
March 9, 2015 11:10 AM - Deleted
"So it strains credibility to believe that if you're on your way to Libya to discuss Libyan policy, that there's not a single document that's been turned over to Congress.""

maybe she was playing angry birds
March 9, 2015 11:16 AM - BoerumHillScott
If it was a Blackberry, at that time I am pretty sure would require that Blackberry infrastructure be supported by the mobile provider(s) in Libya.
It is quite possible that that she was reading previous e-mails, and possibly taking notes or drafting future ones.

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March 9, 2015 11:18 AM - Deleted
impossible BHS. she was obviously writing some nefarious secret emails she's now hiding from congress
March 9, 2015 11:19 AM - dibs
In cursive, Scott????
March 9, 2015 11:25 AM - sixyearsandcounting
I was referring to the birthers.

As it happens, I actually think the Supreme Court made the right decision in Bush v Gore - the recount as it was being conducted at the time with different standards in different counties was unconstitutional. The second question was whether there was time to conduct a proper recount in the entire state. Perhaps, but it would have resulted in endless challenges that would not have been in the public interest. In any case, the independent media recounts after the fact showed that Bush won - even using the standards the Gore campaign was advocating.

I remember many of my conservative friends questioning the validity of the 2012 election, especially during early voting days. In one memorable example, someone commented on Facebook that voters bussed to the polls should be followed to make sure they didn't vote twice, and take your guns with you in case the Obama campaign workers fired at you.
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March 9, 2015 11:25 AM - Deleted
Wait a minute. The Secretary of State would have to rely on local carriers to send e-mails on a hand held device? I have trouble believing that statement. It seems to me that the US government would have a more secure system set up.
March 9, 2015 11:30 AM - sixyearsandcounting
"It seems to me that the US government would have a more secure system set up."

I would assume so too but nobody ever went broke underestimating the competence of the US government...
March 9, 2015 11:36 AM - BoerumHillScott
Well, for any device where you use cellular networks, your data travels over those networks.

Blackberry was the first to offer wide-spread corporate/government-quality data service, and they use(d) a different architecture than anyone else. Side note: the first Blackberry device did not include voice and ran over two-way pager networks.

I have not been directly involved with Blackberry technology for a number of years, but they were the only one who could offer encryption all the way from the end server, though the blackberry infrastructure on top of the carrier infrastructure, to the end device.

The down side of this was they had to have the cooperation of the mobile provider and no e-mail could pass over Wi-Fi.

In the early days there was a controversy in the government over how secure the devices were, and some concerns about a Canadian company having the keys. Because of that, RIM did set up a US government back-end infrastructure, but the end-user part of it still relied on the Blackberry infrastructure working with carriers.

(note, the above is all from my memory of reading stuff and attending confrences years ago)
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March 9, 2015 11:41 AM - dibs
Intelsat & Inmarsat. Ithink there are one or two other global systems now that are secure. They probably travel with remote WiFi
March 9, 2015 11:44 AM - dibs
And if you watch The Blacklist and State of Affairs, you know it's all encrypted.
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March 9, 2015 11:52 AM - sixyearsandcounting
"RIM" lolzz
March 9, 2015 11:53 AM - dibs
BLTs for lunch. And some bacon for the cat.
March 9, 2015 11:54 AM - BoerumHillScott
We made lots of jokes around the time when the three big players in mobile were RIM, Palm, and Handspring.
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March 9, 2015 11:54 AM - dibs
LOL…I did not see SNL on Saturday…

http://www.ijreview.com/2015/03/265971-2-snl-finally-lampoons-hillary-clinton-email-controversy/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=organic&utm_content=conservativedaily&utm_campaign=Humor

It could have been better.
March 9, 2015 12:09 PM - dibs
I see that next week are the Chinese and SE Asian works of art auctions at Sotheby's and Christie's. Will probably go up after dim sum on Sat to have a look.

Better than a museum.


DeLepp, want to meet us at Sotheby's…72nd and York? Your new place should be rather close by, no????
March 9, 2015 12:39 PM - dibs
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2015/03/08/map-the-salary-you-need-to-buy-a-home-in-27-u-s-cities/?tid=sm_fb
Edited at March 9, 2015 12:39 PM
March 9, 2015 1:46 PM - dibs
LOL….On "Extra Virgin" they are in Tuscany and looking for antique kitchen tools to decorate their kitchen.
March 9, 2015 2:05 PM - dibs
randi….

http://www.brownstoner.com/blog/2015/03/house-of-the-day-442-hancock-street-2/

Not far from you. Very "loft-like." Lots of comments about the renovation but, it's still a renovation hopefully with new systems and requiring a minimum of new touches. Garden level rental.
March 9, 2015 2:10 PM - pepper
This is some thread kill monologue you've got going on here, Dibs.
March 9, 2015 2:10 PM - dibs
Tim Cook uses "crafted" to describe Apple watches. It'll be interesting to watch the progress of watch sales given that the Millennials hardly own watches. High end gold is $5,000. I think most are $500-700.
Edited at March 9, 2015 2:10 PM
March 9, 2015 2:10 PM - dibs
Bra too tight, Pepper????
March 9, 2015 2:11 PM - DeLepp
"crafted" ugh.
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March 9, 2015 2:17 PM - dibs
Numbers being thrown around for selling 20million watches. Fossill sells around 30 Million and the stock has really gotten hurt (mostly currency issue).
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March 9, 2015 2:19 PM - pepper
I had to change out of the first bra I put on this morning because it was too tight. This one fits just fine.
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March 9, 2015 2:19 PM - dibs
Apparently a new super thin MacBook. Will have to see that but there's nothing wrong with this one I have now.
March 9, 2015 2:20 PM - dibs
The first pair of underwear that I put on this morning was fine.
March 9, 2015 2:24 PM - dibs
Apple Watch battery life only 18 hours. One more thing to keep charged.
March 9, 2015 2:25 PM - DeLepp
Then it's not really a watch.
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March 9, 2015 2:26 PM - dibs
No. Wearable device. More akin to an electric dildo or buttplug????

LOL…having to carry around so many device chargers will bring back the fannypack!!!
March 9, 2015 2:27 PM - Deleted
DIBS: wears vintage hats, curates artisanal sea salt, watches apple pep rallies.

very hipster
March 9, 2015 2:32 PM - dibs
The liberals on Fb will have a hissy fit if this happens…Steve Schwarzman, CEO of Blackstone group L.P. (I own the stock) is on track to be the first CEO with a $1 Billion pay package.
Edited at March 9, 2015 2:32 PM
March 9, 2015 2:40 PM - dibs
I tend to stay away from "Restaurant Week" type offerings but this Mad Men Dining Week looks interesting…

http://www.opentable.com/promo.aspx?m=8&ref=15604&pid=810
March 9, 2015 2:57 PM - Deleted
feel bad for servers during RW - most people don't think to leave tip on full retail prices
March 9, 2015 3:14 PM - dibs
I would bet that in general, RW patrons are not the best tippers anytime.
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March 9, 2015 3:16 PM - Deleted
why?
March 9, 2015 3:16 PM - DeLepp
The few times we did RW we ended up splurging on the wine so not much in savings if any.
March 9, 2015 3:18 PM - Deleted
yah that's what i have done the few times i've done RW - just make up the diff in wine.


March 9, 2015 3:33 PM - dibs
Amtrak train derails in NC after hitting truck.
March 9, 2015 3:38 PM - BoerumHillScott
Is anyone really surprised that another fraternity was caught on video being disgustingly racist?

I just make an assumption they are all racist until proven otherwise.
March 9, 2015 3:44 PM - DeLepp
Never understood the purpose of a fraternity/sorority except for parties. Didn't have time for them and the pledging process seemed idiotic.
March 9, 2015 3:45 PM - BoerumHillScott
According to one witness, the truck hit by Amtrak had been trying to negotiate a turn over the tracks for 15 Minutes, with a state trooper on hand to help direct it.

Apparently, none of the Morons involved though they should contact Amtrak or the railroad.
March 9, 2015 3:48 PM - More4Less
Gold apple watch starts at $10k, that sounds like a derailment to me; if that is a success, then gotta give the juicy fruit some mad credit
March 9, 2015 3:48 PM - dibs
The picture I get in my mind of a North Carolina state trooper does not give me hope that there was a lot of thought involved.
March 9, 2015 3:50 PM - Deleted
apple watch not appealing to me at all.
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March 9, 2015 3:51 PM - Deleted
neither was iPad though - yet i have one - and everyone else seems to have one now too. if someone is going to invent a new market it will be them.
March 9, 2015 3:53 PM - dibs
No interest in an Apple watch. Love my iPad. Use it more and more over the laptop. Does take some getting used to though. Will bring iPad to NYC but not the laptop which is what I usually use all day, including now.

I originally bought it just to read stock research and newsletter pdf files on the subway where it's basicaly like a Kindle
March 9, 2015 3:54 PM - Deleted
Had to take Brandi to the park slope office of my dr. She has a mild case of bronchiolitis. Rest, fluids, ibuprofen as needed. If she's not better Friday bring her back. Coolstorybro.

Other observation- park slope fucking sucks, it feels like an uppity white suburb that was forced to exist in a city. No wonder _o_ hates it so much but maybe he should just move to a better part of the city???
March 9, 2015 3:57 PM - dibs
randi…have a look at the HOTD over there>>>>>>
March 9, 2015 4:00 PM - dibs
Today, Mar 9, is the anniversary of the bottoming (nh) of the market in 2009. We have had a six year bull market. I don't think that we are in a bubble, that there is any irrational exuberance or even that the market is above fair value or overvalued but I may start taking some money off the table. Not a lot because there's no reason for a real correction but a nice 8-10% drop would be healthy and that size of a drop is going to be hard to trade around.
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March 9, 2015 4:04 PM - Deleted
Someone call Amber, I just spotted Brandi on 7th avenue being abducted by Big Foot. Randi, did you not notice me and Guinness moonfacing right in front of you? I don't feel well today, and taking the day off from work, and the vet let me take Guinness in earlier, our appointment wasn't until 7pm.
March 9, 2015 4:05 PM - Deleted
I really REALLY wanted to say hi, but I didn't want Guinness barking at you or something causing you to drop Brandi in the ice.
March 9, 2015 4:09 PM - dibs
Maybe brandi would have liked Guinness
March 9, 2015 4:14 PM - Deleted
Lol next time say hi. I don't know what you look like but were you the guy w the Dog on a purple harness?
March 9, 2015 4:16 PM - Deleted
Dave- what about that hancock house? The double height room? Looks nice but way too much exposed brick for my tastes.
March 9, 2015 4:19 PM - Deleted
One randi is looking at is in much better location
March 9, 2015 4:20 PM - dibs
Exposed brisk easily covered and if someone wants to return that second floor and get rid of the high ceiling, that really isn't a big deal. If all the mechanicals have been upgraded and generally it is done right, it's a lot of space for the money. The kitchen looks pretty good. Let garden level tenants use basement and give them a W/D and you can get over $2,000 easy.
March 9, 2015 4:27 PM - dibs
Yes, and for a much higher price when it's all done with a renovation to look forward to.

But he said he's liking where he is a lot more and it's what, 2 blocks away from him?
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March 9, 2015 4:28 PM - Deleted
i think double height ceiling makes more sense in the rear - above the kitchen - i think randi wants to do a glassy mullet style thing in the back.
March 9, 2015 4:30 PM - dibs
I think a bigglassy wall would look great. What they did with that one in the front where they just exposed the brick and left the existing windows is a really ill conceived waste of space. And an ugly wrought iron rail to boot
March 9, 2015 4:30 PM - Deleted
The house we are buying is much less $$$ than that place and Is close to franklin, this place is close to Lewis. They also did the double height thing wrong, it should be in the back of the house so it overlooks the back yard. Morons.
March 9, 2015 4:30 PM - Deleted
elote is awesome
March 9, 2015 4:31 PM - dibs
Watching some douchebag hipster run food truck on foodtv now…putting all sorts of artisianal crap on corn on the cob…clilantro mayonnaise and dipped in sesame and cheese.

You know what???? Corn on the cob is best with just butter.
March 9, 2015 4:32 PM - Deleted
Jinx dh. Yea the double height thing has to be done all the way w as much glass as possible. This just looks like they did the gut and then chopped off some square footage to save money.

It is always a waste of space but we don't care. As dibs says its easy enough for someone else to put back.
March 9, 2015 4:33 PM - dibs
You want to taste the corn, not the condiments. Butter only
March 9, 2015 4:33 PM - Deleted
don't tell me what i want to taste, bitch!!
March 9, 2015 4:34 PM - Deleted
They also should have just made a 1br rental, with bigger rooms and all w windows I think you get the same or more rent.
March 9, 2015 4:35 PM - dibs
I got some eloté condiments for you to taste, right here. Have a mouthful of crema.
March 9, 2015 4:36 PM - Deleted
randi's going to get some good $$$ for his rental
March 9, 2015 4:37 PM - dibs
Not if he rents it to you.
March 9, 2015 4:38 PM - dibs
You know what the saddest thing about going to NYC is going to be????? NO GOOD NACHOS.
March 9, 2015 4:38 PM - Deleted
nachos are gringo shit.
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March 9, 2015 4:42 PM - dibs
These are gringo nachos
March 9, 2015 4:42 PM - dibs
These are Mexican nachos
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March 9, 2015 4:44 PM - Deleted
i wish places made nachos with the little bits they use for chilaquiles.
March 9, 2015 4:44 PM - dibs
Better
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March 9, 2015 4:44 PM - Deleted
corn - not flour chips
March 9, 2015 4:45 PM - pepper
Good nachos at Henry St. Ale House.
March 9, 2015 4:45 PM - dibs
Yes. Flour tortillas for burritos, enchiladas and queso fundido
March 9, 2015 4:46 PM - dibs
Pepper, your welcome to try them. Be my guest. Don't say I didn't warn you.
March 9, 2015 4:48 PM - dibs
I have never had anything bad there, EXCEPT the nachos.
March 9, 2015 4:49 PM - pepper
I've had them there many times. I thought they were quite good. But what do I know. I'm just a gringa.
March 9, 2015 4:51 PM - Deleted
I prefer the messy pile of chips version of nachos, and most nachos are like that because that's what people like because that's what nachos are supposed to be not the open faced quesadilla on a corn chip crap that dibs won't stfu about
March 9, 2015 4:51 PM - Deleted
Fuck black olives on nachos though.
March 9, 2015 4:52 PM - pepper
Do you miss Mexicali, Dibs?
March 9, 2015 4:53 PM - Deleted
Here dibs, an entire web site devoted to nachos in nyc.

http://nachosny.com/
March 9, 2015 4:53 PM - Deleted
Isn't there another Mexicali on 5th Ave in park slope?
March 9, 2015 4:56 PM - dibs
No black olives. They should be hot pickled peppers.
March 9, 2015 4:56 PM - dibs
We go to Santa Fe on the cor of Lincoln and 6th. Pretty good but I have never had the nachos.
March 9, 2015 5:01 PM - dibs
Pepper, all I ever got there were the nachos. The queso fundido wasn't very good. Never had any full entreés. An order of nachos and 2 Modelo Especials were a nice lunch
March 9, 2015 5:02 PM - pepper
You don't say?
March 9, 2015 5:02 PM - dibs
The house smells of black beans.

Tonight's menu:
Salad of baby spinach,mushrooms, tomatos and cukes
Strip steak with black beans and rice.
March 9, 2015 5:02 PM - DeLepp
Would be nice if someone made a good frito pie like they do in Austin.
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March 9, 2015 5:03 PM - DeLepp
Lots of veggies...are you going to be ok?
March 9, 2015 5:04 PM - dibs
dh…maybe part with some of your hard earned money to fund this Hasidic girl band's first album through Kickstarter

http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20150306/crown-heights/all-female-hasidic-rock-group-needs-your-help-record-album
March 9, 2015 5:05 PM - dibs
White trash nachos….bag of Fritos with Cheez Whiz squirted inside.
March 9, 2015 5:07 PM - dibs
Frito Pie
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March 9, 2015 5:08 PM - Deleted
Montrose,

May I say that today's BOTD is really a stretch. I think it's time to move on to other neighborhoods.
March 9, 2015 5:18 PM - More4Less
Wall of glass ain't gonna be cheap even if you hire a non-BK brownstone contractor. Them glass panes are mad pricey
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March 9, 2015 5:18 PM - Deleted
Fonda in south slope is excellent - walk the extra 10 blocks and go there next time
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March 9, 2015 5:20 PM - More4Less
No wall of glass going into my investment house. Can't afford it
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March 9, 2015 5:21 PM - More4Less
Might as well just go to bronco in sunset park - better and cheaper and bigger portions
March 9, 2015 5:22 PM - DeLepp
The olds in the driveway in the tax photo picture probably a better place to spend time during a storm.
March 9, 2015 5:26 PM - dibs
Not cheap. $18.95 for Enchiladas Suizas

http://fondarestaurant.com/park-slope/

But Taquitos seemed reasonable as well as the red snapper and pork shoulder
March 9, 2015 5:26 PM - More4Less
Not that I mind but closing looks more likely to be April instead of March.
March 9, 2015 5:37 PM - Deleted
What kind of tree do I have here?
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March 9, 2015 5:39 PM - dibs
Can't tell.
March 9, 2015 5:54 PM - Deleted
?
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March 9, 2015 6:02 PM - dibs
Could be a Magnolia or a cherry. Got a pic of the trunk???
March 9, 2015 6:08 PM - Deleted
Trees. Lolzz
March 9, 2015 6:15 PM - Partridge
Looks like magnolia.
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March 9, 2015 6:17 PM - Deleted
I heard these trees are growing like wildfire out there! Sorry, don't remember the name.
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March 9, 2015 6:35 PM - BirdnestHead
Magnolia, fer shur. Now the question, white or pink?
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March 9, 2015 6:35 PM - MontroseMorris
You can say it, Benson, but it really doesn't matter what you think. You try coming up with 5 buildings a week, every week, which I've been doing since 2008. They all aren't going to be architectural gems. I happen to think this place is interesting and worthy of a mention, if for no other reason than it survived. So I chose to write about it. The piece is well researched, well written, and interesting to those who care about the history of that neighborhood. But, so terribly sorry my choices aren't up to your high standards. I'm sure tomorrow's won't please you either. Oh, well.
March 9, 2015 6:44 PM - Deleted
I hope it's pink. Like having our own cherry tree, sorta. The wife will dig that.
March 9, 2015 6:45 PM - dibs
Magnolias are pretty for five days. Otherwise they shed before they flower, after and onde again before all the leaves drop. And the flowers are nasty when they drop and get all mushy. We have one here. I wish we didnt
March 9, 2015 6:46 PM - dibs
I think, by te shape, it is a cherry. Not a magnolia. magnolias have larger straighter trunks and dont branch out so close to the ground. We shall see.
March 9, 2015 6:47 PM - dibs
Cherry blossom season is called "sakura" in Japan. It is a lot of fun being there then.
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March 9, 2015 6:49 PM - Deleted
Mm, I was passing a little one block street in Bushwick called Arion Place. There is a building called the opera house lofts there, not sure what it was before. But elsewhere in the block there is an interesting mix of little houses. Might be something worth writing about, not sure if benson will approve.


http://goo.gl/maps/3MM66
March 9, 2015 6:49 PM - rf
I just finished The Wire. Wow.
March 9, 2015 6:50 PM - Deleted
Trunk
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March 9, 2015 6:53 PM - Deleted
See Rf knows how to retire- bong hits and a wire marathon on a Monday. Nice! (Pay attention dibs, you're doing it wrong)
March 9, 2015 7:09 PM - dibs
Looks like a cherry.
March 9, 2015 7:11 PM - dibs
I was in the kitchen cooking dinner and there's a knock on the door. Stereotypical beardo hipster with knit cap holding a clipboard. Starts in on the Clean Air Initiative but when he gets to the part of rolling back fracking, I politely send him on his way. Unfortunately, I didnt have time to get into it with him since i was cooking. I bet he knew nothing about fracking (like Cobble who thinks there ahould be 30-40 more years of testing)
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March 9, 2015 7:23 PM - Partridge
rf, have you been watching The Wire via Amazon Prime?

It's a magnolia, Dibs. Large, elliptical buds, multi-trunked.
March 9, 2015 7:26 PM - dibs
If it is I bet they cut it down after one year.
March 9, 2015 7:28 PM - BirdnestHead
!!! Totally nailed Final Jeopardy with "Who is James Bond?"
March 9, 2015 7:28 PM - Deleted
i am not cutting anything down i do not own this house.
March 9, 2015 7:28 PM - Partridge
Perhaps! I'll give you that - they are messy, messy trees.

From the photos it looks hard to say whose tree it is. R'andi's or his neighbor's.
March 9, 2015 7:32 PM - Partridge
Oh, Jeez! That tree is at your rental? And you've got us debating it's species?
March 9, 2015 7:32 PM - dibs
You can cut back any portion that hangs over your property. Since you have not owned a house before, I suggest you get to know your neighbors and make nice with them.
March 9, 2015 7:32 PM - Deleted
it is pretty much on the lot line, but all the branches hang into my yard. and the next door house is semi abandonded i think, i have never seen a light on but i have seen people come and go. the entire rear of the house is collapsing and there is a one story extension with holes in the roof where a family of feral cats live. inside you can see a 1950s era kitchen situation.

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March 9, 2015 7:33 PM - Deleted
i don't own this house dibs i rent it!

and thanks for the lesson about getting to know your neighbors, what a novel concept which never occurred to me in the previous 37 years of my life. what would i do without you!?

March 9, 2015 7:34 PM - BirdnestHead
I know a fair amount about fracking, and as far as I'm concerned, it needs to be totally shut down until companies are required to completely list the ingredients they pump down the well, and are forced to pay for the cleanup of a) the resulting waste water, b) leaks around the capstone, c) any structural damage caused by settling of the ground around the well fields.
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March 9, 2015 7:34 PM - Deleted
I think MM covered the old Ulmer Brewing factory on arion a while back
March 9, 2015 7:35 PM - Deleted
no bnh, DRILL BABY DRILL!
March 9, 2015 7:35 PM - Deleted
oh DH, figures. that is a cool little block.
March 9, 2015 7:35 PM - BirdnestHead
Make no mistake, I think fracking is a good thing, but it should be done properly.
March 9, 2015 7:36 PM - Deleted
Pretty sweet show huh rf?

Only recent show I think I liked better was breaking bad.

The spin off better call Saul is pretty good
March 9, 2015 7:37 PM - Deleted
Hbo now = 15 bucks a month. No cable subscription required. Seems fair to me
March 9, 2015 7:39 PM - Deleted
i am not sold on better call saul, im not sure the character can carry a series and it just makes me miss walt and pinkman.

dh you never watched true detective? or house of cards? those two are pretty great. i can't get into american horror story or that zombie one, and true blood i thought was gross. i also like game of thrones a lot. coolstoriesbro
March 9, 2015 7:44 PM - dibs
You would be surprised how some people deal with their neighbors. And this is NYC...full of paranoids and neurotics not to mention just plain assholes
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March 9, 2015 7:46 PM - Deleted
Yeah I really liked true detective. Was kind of a chore to watch because there seemed to be so much going on - and lots of unanswered questions at the end. Agree with the comparisons to twin peaks I've read

Also like house of cards. Really dug the new season. Thought season two was too unrealistic. I think spaceys acting carries that show.

Yeah I'm still on the fence about Saul. Looking forward to them getting into the beginnings of some of the bad guys in BB.
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March 9, 2015 7:47 PM - Deleted
I gave up on AHS. I think the excellent first two seasons were outliers. It's just poorly written gore porn now
March 9, 2015 7:51 PM - BirdnestHead
Loved Twin Peaks, back in the day.
Gore porn should write itself :-)
March 9, 2015 7:53 PM - Deleted
new season of twin peaks will air next year

http://welcometotwinpeaks.com/news/new-twin-peaks-2016-showtime/
March 9, 2015 7:56 PM - rf
Partridge, yes, The Wire via Amazon Prime. All 5 seasons. Good stuff! But there is plenty more there for the streaming.

Randi, what did you say about my other retirement activity? No, at least not yet!
March 9, 2015 7:56 PM - BirdnestHead
Sweet! I wonder if the originals are streaming. I'm pretty sure I recorded over my old VHS recordings with Buffy The Vampire Slayer episodes.
March 9, 2015 7:57 PM - Deleted
Pretty sure Netflix has Twin Peaks still.

Haha I'm kinda surprised at the cult following the Buffy series has/had.
March 9, 2015 7:58 PM - BirdnestHead
It was great stuff at the time! The movie and the TV show both.
March 9, 2015 7:59 PM - MontroseMorris
Randi, I think you are talking about Arion Hall, which was home to a prominent German singing society. I wrote that one up a long time ago, way back in 2010, when I was less long winded. http://www.brownstoner.com/blog/2010/09/building-of-the-143/
March 9, 2015 8:00 PM - Deleted
yeah i remember enjoying it at the time. gotta give it another look
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March 9, 2015 8:01 PM - Deleted
damn 2010 - you must be running out of buildings to write about MM!
March 9, 2015 8:01 PM - Deleted
"beaver st" lolzzz
March 9, 2015 8:03 PM - MontroseMorris
Early Buffy was brilliant stuff. It got a little turgid at the end, when it became up to her to save the universe, but it was a fun show. I tried watching American Horror Story during the first season, and never got past about two episodes. I don't really like Dylan McDermott all that much. Love Connie Britton, she's great on Nashville, which I have to guiltily admit, I really enjoy.
March 9, 2015 8:04 PM - MontroseMorris
2008, dh, which is why certain people's petty criticisms get under my skin.
March 9, 2015 8:08 PM - Deleted
I've also been watching "Empire" - which is supposedly the hip-hop version of Nashville. It's actually pretty good. V's into it - i probably wouldn't have given it a shot otherwise.
March 9, 2015 8:13 PM - Deleted
this winter has been wack - watching too much tv
March 9, 2015 8:13 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
My two cents: I think the buds on that tree look like a magnolia.

GE
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March 9, 2015 8:21 PM - MontroseMorris
Empire is pretty good. Taraji P. Henson owns that show.
March 9, 2015 8:23 PM - Deleted
yup she rules - i like the gay son too (NH)
March 9, 2015 8:30 PM - Legion
The infamous "Pink Room" scene from the film.
It manages to be sleezy, menacing and cool all at the same time:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xEnPcYfqjc
March 9, 2015 8:32 PM - Legion
Twin Peaks was a great series.
Great writing and stylistically ground- breaking.
Where else would you have David Bowie show up in a cameo?
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March 9, 2015 8:40 PM - Legion
Surprisingly,
I was not a big fan of the Sopranos.
Writing was great but so sloppy. There were so many loose ends left every season that
I began to think that it was purposeful.
In the end, it wasn't at all.
March 9, 2015 8:41 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
I was completely addicted to Twin Peaks. Living in SF at the time.

"Blue Velvet" threw me for a loop, completely freaked out by it, couldn't sleep that night after seeing it.
March 9, 2015 8:43 PM - Legion
Looking forward to return of Game of Thrones.
Probably my favorite series right now.
If you like Game of Thrones, I highly recommend Vikings which is now in it's 3rd season.
March 9, 2015 8:45 PM - Legion
Yeah cobble,
Blue Velvet is such a classic. Really so disturbing.
Can't turn away from it though.
I love the setting of it. Reminded me of my college town so much.
From what I read though, it was filmed in a small town in North or South Carolina.
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March 9, 2015 8:49 PM - MontroseMorris
I was just watching the latest promo for Game of Thrones. Can't wait.

I'll try to catch AHS on Netflix or somewhere.
March 9, 2015 8:50 PM - MontroseMorris
Blue Velvet was creepy and disturbing. I used to love Twin Peaks, which was just weird. Anyone remember Kyle McLaughlin in "Dune?"
March 9, 2015 8:54 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
BV just upset me so much, my friends wanted to go out afterward, I just wanted to go/stay home. My roommate offered to stay with me. He could see how freaked I was!
March 9, 2015 8:55 PM - Legion
I corrected myself MM,
add Gibourey Sidibe (from Precious) to the list of impressive actresses in that season.
Worth a look.
March 9, 2015 8:58 PM - Legion
What freaked you out in particular about Twin Peaks cobble?
Was it Dennis Hopper's character?

MM,
Definitely remember Dune.
I still enjoy watching that film.
March 9, 2015 9:00 PM - Legion
MM,
I watched the American Horror Story series.
All except the most recent, Freak Show.
It's worth hanging in to watch them all. Very well done really.
In particular, season three, the Coven.
If only for this reason:
Four Academy Award/Golden Globe winning actresses in one season!:
Jessica Lange
Gibourey Sidibe
Angela Bassett
Kathy Bates
throw in Stevie Nicks just for good measure.
March 9, 2015 9:04 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Some of the strange TP characters and situations. I found some of it unsettling. Also the indetermnate story line, never really sure what was happening.

And BV was just totally unsettling/creepy to me.
March 9, 2015 9:24 PM - Legion
Great soundtrack though,
Bobby Vinton
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHuWX856R24
March 9, 2015 9:40 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Dennis Hopper was soo super creepy! (Sorry went to eat dinner.) He was my nightmare for years!
March 9, 2015 9:48 PM - DeLepp
Creepiest things on TV today are the Mathew McConaughey commercials for Lincoln.
March 9, 2015 9:53 PM - Deleted
LOL DELEPP

"i drove a lincoln before i got paid to drive a lincoln"


March 9, 2015 10:11 PM - rf
I confuse him and those commercials with the mayhem guy in the Allstate commercials.
March 9, 2015 10:14 PM - pepper
The Rob Lowe commercials are worse.
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March 9, 2015 10:56 PM - Deleted
rob lowe ones are funny. hater
March 9, 2015 10:58 PM - pepper
They are so awful it's painful to watch.
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March 9, 2015 10:58 PM - pepper
apologist
March 9, 2015 10:58 PM - pepper
301!
March 9, 2015 11:03 PM - BirdnestHead
Oh, for fucks sake...
March 9, 2015 11:05 PM - pepper
lol. jealous?
March 10, 2015 12:09 AM - BirdnestHead
Flabbergasted. Laws of Probability breaking down

:-)
March 10, 2015 1:12 AM - sixyearsandcounting
I'm beginning to think Pepper's life revolves around work, hair, Bosnia, and 301.
March 10, 2015 10:17 AM - pepper
Pretty close, Six. Just missing the OT and the eagles.