Thursday OT
May 28, 2015 7:31 AM - dibs
GM. Most of the oak pollen is gone here but now we are getting the pine pollen. I had no idea of its health benefits...

May 28, 2015 8:08 AM - BirdnestHead
Snappy alert: Serena Williams playing, coming up next on TWC, ESPN2, chan 29.

Maple pollen in Bklyn, gave me itchy eyes yesterday.
May 28, 2015 8:46 AM - dibs
Called this morning to get the boiler serviced. They will be here at 8 AM tomorrow.
May 28, 2015 8:53 AM - More4Less
Ist Natl Grid bill comes and I see a total of around $1k and I am like WTF. It's been 2 weeks and the house been vacant so how the heck can it be this much
May 28, 2015 8:55 AM - petebklyn
estimated reading I imagine. Hope you got real reading from day you closed. Check what it is now.
You going to let us know what you bought? an apt, a single fam, a highrise rental bldg, a brownie factory?
Edited by petebklyn at May 28, 2015 8:55 AM
May 28, 2015 8:58 AM - BoerumHillScott
I see Pataki officially announced he is running for President.
I doubt he gets more than 2% in any state, assuming his campaign is still alive by next January.

I don't get why so many candidates who have no chance are trying out this year.
Is it an ego thing?
Do they really think that the 8-15 candidates with higher poll numbers than they have will all fuck up?
May 28, 2015 8:59 AM - More4Less
House. Bill claims actual reading
May 28, 2015 8:59 AM - rf
Maybe Pataki figures he may be able to snag a VP nomination by putting his name out there?
May 28, 2015 9:02 AM - dibs
Did you have them do a reading at closing to send a bill to the previous owner???? If not, you have no grounds to dispute it. I'm going to assume that you did do this.

Part of the bill may be a large amount of security deposit.
Edited by dibs at May 28, 2015 9:05 AM
May 28, 2015 9:06 AM - DeLepp
dibs, check out almagro playing nadal on espn2, adorable.
May 28, 2015 9:07 AM - dibs
DeLepp, I see Serena on ESPN2 now at the French open.
May 28, 2015 9:08 AM - DeLepp
they switch back and forth, be patient.
May 28, 2015 10:14 AM - Partridge
Almagro must be really special.
May 28, 2015 10:27 AM - dibs
One LED-Dimmable 3 way switch installed. Cutesy wallpaper covered switch plate intact. Notice how the pattern on the switch plate exactly matches the wall pattern

Edited by dibs at May 28, 2015 10:29 AM
May 28, 2015 10:30 AM - More4Less
When I called to set up new account, I made rep confirm that previous owner settled bill thru closing date but this bill includes previous owner's usage so I now need to visit Natl Grid office to provide proof I am new owner etc. What a huge PITA.

Customer confirmed other rep messed up setting up my account but the onus still falls on me to resolve their error else I am stuck with the bill. So I gave them some nasty feedback for the shitty service.
May 28, 2015 10:31 AM - Partridge
Great job. I'm impressed and here I thought you were drooling over Almagro all this time.
May 28, 2015 10:42 AM - BoerumHillScott
That is some crappy service but unfortunately not surprising
May 28, 2015 10:44 AM - DeLepp
Sounds about right. Expect a call from the rep in India asking you how the service was.
May 28, 2015 10:47 AM - More4Less
Besides the big bill total. Am puzzled by the "gas supply" vs "gas delivery" charge (~$500 each).
May 28, 2015 10:48 AM - dibs
Yup, typical utility fuckup.
May 28, 2015 10:49 AM - pepper
May 28, 2015 10:50 AM - pepper
That sucks, M4L.
May 28, 2015 10:59 AM - BoerumHillScott
Both the gas and power split the bill into two parts for the fuel/power you consume, and the cost of the infrastructure to deliver it to you.

In theory, the delivery rates should stay fairly constant while the supply costs will vary with the market.
In the case of electricity, you can select who your supplier is, but the delivery is always through Con-Ed.
May 28, 2015 11:07 AM - More4Less
Bonus doesn't look so great as coworkers telling me it didn't meet their expectations.

Will start to clean out my desk this afternoon.
May 28, 2015 11:08 AM - BoerumHillScott
OK, so my next question is why are so many right donors willing to throw so much money away on candidates who have no chance of winning?

For existing senators/governors I understand, but what do you get by throwing money at Santorum or Huckabee?
I'm sure they still have plenty of connections, but it seems like there have to be much more efficient and cost effective methods to achieve the same results.
May 28, 2015 11:09 AM - BoerumHillScott
That sucks.

Rumor here is that bonus and salary will be flat, but we don't find out for a week or two.
May 28, 2015 11:10 AM - Deleted
Y'all motherfucker are so stupid it makes my teeth hurt!
M4L, Blame your Lawyer!!!!! When you get a closing date your attorney is supposed to tell the seller's attorney to get "final bills" for the closing.

I'll bet a dollar to a donut, the seller knew if he could close with telling you about the bill he was home free.
The seller attorney was laughing knowing you missed it on the HUD STATEMENT!!!!!!!

Next month some more bills are coming your way, lube up buddy!

The What
Someday this war is gonna end...
May 28, 2015 11:10 AM - pepper
Good question. I have no idea.
May 28, 2015 11:12 AM - DeLepp
Shouldn't you be out observing how many restaurants and bars are empty?
Edited by DeLepp at May 28, 2015 11:13 AM
May 28, 2015 11:14 AM - Deleted
Today's observation is on how Neiw Bracken buyers get Buttfucked!
Pay attention Stupid you might learn something!

The What
Someday this war is gonna end..
May 28, 2015 11:16 AM - Deleted
Where's Dave? Playing H.O.R.S.E with his Rolling Pins????!!!

The What
Someday this war is gonna end...
May 28, 2015 11:19 AM - Deleted
You know what's funny???!!!
I'm the only one that came up with the correct answer, LMMFAO!
Perimeter Cleared!!!

The What
Someday this war is gonna end..

May 28, 2015 11:26 AM - dibs
What a fucking moron. I'm headed down to Welfleet to have lunch with bob & Karen. The rest of you can listen to his dumbass mofo shit. Have fun.
May 28, 2015 11:30 AM - Deleted
You calling me names when the truth is right there is getting old.
The Lawyer fucked up and M4L fucked up, that's the facts.
I know you can't stand it, LMMFAO!
Don't fall down the stairs.

The What
Someday this war is gonna end..
Edited by Deleted at May 28, 2015 11:32 AM
May 28, 2015 11:34 AM - dibs
The utility made a mistake you dumbass piece of shit. Can't you read?????

God, what a complete fucking idiot.

Edited by dibs at May 28, 2015 11:37 AM
May 28, 2015 11:34 AM - Deleted
Perimeter Cleared!!!

The What
Someday this war is gonna end..

May 28, 2015 11:37 AM - Deleted
"The utility made a mistake you dumbass piece of shit. Can't you read????? "

M4L's Attorney was supposed to make sure all bills are final and if there is a credit or a debt to be stated on the HUD Statement.

The What
Someday this war is gonna end...
Edited by Deleted at May 28, 2015 11:37 AM
May 28, 2015 11:37 AM - Partridge
Soft shelled crabs.
May 28, 2015 11:39 AM - dibs
And he likely did. This is the first bill. One has nothing to do with the other. It isneither here nor there.

The utility fucked up the first bill. The twoamounts are completely independent.

Why is that so hard for you to wrap your little mind around.

May 28, 2015 11:39 AM - dibs
Probably raw oysters too
May 28, 2015 11:39 AM - Deleted
It's getting old!
Changing the subject when getting PWNED is weak and Bitched Ass Like.

The What
Someday this war is gonna end...
May 28, 2015 11:40 AM - More4Less
WHAT, if I don't resolve the issue, I accept the blame. if I resolve it then just an annoyance.
May 28, 2015 11:40 AM - Deleted
I thought you was leaving?

The What
Someday this war is gonna end...
May 28, 2015 11:42 AM - More4Less
What is a HUD?
May 28, 2015 11:46 AM - Deleted
What is a HUD?

WHAT IS A HUD?????!!!!!

The What
Someday this war is gonna end...
May 28, 2015 11:47 AM - Slope4Eva
Too easy.

May 28, 2015 11:47 AM - Partridge
Sorry, but you and your crap are old.

Soft shelled crabs are seasonal. There is an urgency to partake now.
May 28, 2015 11:53 AM - More4Less
Come on now. Was just baiting you a little man.

Panda not a genius but def not an idiot either
May 28, 2015 11:57 AM - RowerChick
I had a lovely dinner with my Mom at La Vara last night. We got there before our reservation, but the place was basically empty. When we left it was still relatively empty.

Our waitress was really sweet, but not as knowledgable about the menu, the specials or the pricing.

I remember being much more impressed with the waitstaff previously. The food was still delicious.
May 28, 2015 11:58 AM - Deleted
"Come on now. Was just baiting you a little man."

"Little Man", Huh?! I wonder what else the "Big Man" missed, I wonder if some old Violation comes back to bite you in the ass.
Then how come you and your Lawyer missed that???!!!!
From my point of view that blunder was huge and maybe there's some more undercover things coming down the pipe.

The What
Someday this war is gonna end..
May 28, 2015 11:59 AM - Deleted
You should tell M4L how to handle his problem.

The What
Someday this war is gonna end..
May 28, 2015 11:59 AM - DeLepp
La Vara was empty? Kind of surprising as been on a Tuesday and it was packed.
May 28, 2015 12:05 PM - Deleted
Where was I, oh yeah!
Perimeter Cleared!!!

The What
Someday this war is gonna end..
May 28, 2015 12:11 PM - More4Less
OK, I was wrong and I will be in bigger trouble and will lose a ton on this investment house
May 28, 2015 12:13 PM - More4Less
WHAT, my bad on the punctuation error. I meant to say "baiting you a little, man".
May 28, 2015 12:13 PM - pepper
When will the sweet corn and tomatoes be ready?
May 28, 2015 12:19 PM - RowerChick
I know, right? I've had co-workers wait over an hour for a table.

In other news- Contract Signed! My buyer is gonna be so happy.
May 28, 2015 12:23 PM - Partridge
Any day now, any day.
May 28, 2015 12:27 PM - pepper
May 28, 2015 12:40 PM - DeadCatBounce
Bought lumber liquidators a few days ago very close to the bottom.
Cannot see them going bankrupt over the (limited) Formaldehyde issue - which means they have an excellent chance for brand recovery.
Of course, this is a gamble - but huge upside potential.
May 28, 2015 1:45 PM - RowerChick
Have there been no postings for the last hour? Or I'd it just my phone?
May 28, 2015 1:47 PM - BoerumHillScott
Hard to stay awake when one vendor brings in cookies, and then I have a boring meeting with another vendor.
May 28, 2015 1:48 PM - dibs
Back from lunch. Raw littlenecks & fried oysters with some excellent slaw. Just iced tea, no alcohol.

Edited by dibs at May 28, 2015 1:52 PM
May 28, 2015 1:51 PM - dibs
Love this on Mac's Shack in Welfleet….
May 28, 2015 2:04 PM - dibs
May 28, 2015 2:08 PM - BoerumHillScott
I was reading an article about the FIFA scandals and how Qatar got the World Cup though massive amounts of bribery, and I all could think of was how their proposed stadium looks a bit suggestive.
May 28, 2015 2:10 PM - pepper
Oh. My.
May 28, 2015 2:12 PM - pepper
Someone sent this around at work today.

Edited by pepper at May 28, 2015 2:13 PM
May 28, 2015 2:17 PM - DeLepp
May 28, 2015 2:24 PM - dibs
Not sure what Scott means. I can't think of anything I've seen in about 30 years that looks anything like that.
May 28, 2015 2:26 PM - Deleted
Maybe a mirror can help...

The What
Someday this war is gonna end...
May 28, 2015 2:28 PM - Deleted
Here'a a picture of one, notice the slit at the top.

The What
Someday this war is gonna end...
May 28, 2015 2:32 PM - dibs
And you thought it couldn't get worse when Bergdahl was charged with desertion...Another massive fuck up by Obama…
Edited by dibs at May 28, 2015 2:33 PM
May 28, 2015 2:32 PM - Partridge
May 28, 2015 2:34 PM - dibs
What, do need tto roll your girlfriends in flour to find theirs???????
May 28, 2015 2:36 PM - Deleted

The What
Someday this war is gonna end..
May 28, 2015 2:36 PM - BoerumHillScott
Don't think I have heard that one since 9th grade.
May 28, 2015 2:45 PM - dibs
Maybe that's why What doesn't get it. Did he ever get his GED????
May 28, 2015 2:47 PM - pepper
I never heard that one before, either.
May 28, 2015 2:48 PM - pepper
And I kind of regret googling it.
May 28, 2015 2:49 PM - dibs
Pepper, ask some guy on the trading floor.
May 28, 2015 2:50 PM - Partridge

Lost you all for a few minutes. Could see only avatars and photo posts, NO TEXT! Was like a bizarroland. So glad you are all still here. :)
May 28, 2015 2:51 PM - pepper
Nothing to worry about, Part. We're not going anywhere.

Sounds strange, though!
May 28, 2015 2:52 PM - BoerumHillScott
Viewing the site with no text could be considered an improvement.
May 28, 2015 2:53 PM - Partridge
By some, I'm sure. But for me, it was scary. :(
May 28, 2015 2:54 PM - dibs
Part…Shirley Jones is going to be in Provincetown in August…

May 28, 2015 2:56 PM - Partridge
Will you be entertaining my mother? She's gonna like Pepe's.
May 28, 2015 3:06 PM - DeLepp
14, though many hints.
May 28, 2015 3:08 PM - BoerumHillScott
I got 15/16. Confused Bejing and Shanghai.
I only needed to read the text on a couple.
May 28, 2015 3:10 PM - Partridge
Y'all gone again...
May 28, 2015 3:11 PM - Montrose Morris
Yeah, I got 14/16. Messed up Tokyo and Beijing. Never been to Asia, so that didn't help.
May 28, 2015 3:11 PM - Partridge
bye, bye. reboot time...
May 28, 2015 3:11 PM - Montrose Morris
May 28, 2015 3:13 PM - pepper
I got 14. Lots of near give aways.
May 28, 2015 3:13 PM - pepper
That is so very strange, Part.
May 28, 2015 3:14 PM - dibs
May 28, 2015 3:15 PM - DeLepp
it would be something if you were missing some real pearls of wisdom...
May 28, 2015 3:15 PM - sixyearsandcounting
Scott, the people who donate to Santorum and Huckabee do it out of genuine ideological belief rather than desire to win. Lots of small donors to those two as well.
May 28, 2015 3:15 PM - BoerumHillScott
It was too easy.
You could probably get over half based only on the text.
May 28, 2015 3:17 PM - BoerumHillScott
I have never given to a candidate, although I have given to a few PACs and advocacy groups (all liberal, of course).
May 28, 2015 3:21 PM - dibs
They all have these warchests of donations. Not sure what they can do with them if they are not running or are out of office.

Edited by dibs at May 28, 2015 3:30 PM
May 28, 2015 3:43 PM - Deleted
I can see how many of the candidates are running, even if they seem to be a long-shot. George Pataki, however, is a complete mystery to me. I am going to guess that there are a total of 10 people in the country who were thinking to themselves: "Damn, I wish George Pataki would run for President". I was listening to his speech today, and the main point of it seemed to be that he grew up on a farm.
May 28, 2015 3:45 PM - Deleted
Did LP find a way to activate an "ignore" button. Quick, someone tell Rf!
May 28, 2015 3:56 PM - pepper
All 10 were prolly family members.
May 28, 2015 4:01 PM - Deleted
I got 15/16. Missed Shanghai.
May 28, 2015 4:02 PM - petebklyn
so who are the other 9 besides you?
May 28, 2015 4:22 PM - Partridge
I had it accidentally set to "Ignore All".
May 28, 2015 4:29 PM - dibs
I refreshed once earlier and all the logins came up as "Ignore" and there were no posts.
May 28, 2015 4:40 PM - dibs
The latest brought to the world by Islamic terrorists….

"ISIS Burns 80 Year-Old Christian Woman Alive"

There were no people burned by Christians or any other religious groups anywhere around the world today. Feel free to draw corollaries with what some Christians did in the 15th Century.

Edited by dibs at May 28, 2015 4:46 PM
May 28, 2015 4:42 PM - Partridge
I was kidding about "Ignore All". Haven't seen that button yet, but it looks like R'andi has.
May 28, 2015 4:51 PM - dibs
I have one.
May 28, 2015 4:58 PM - BoerumHillScott
Yep, I have been working on an ignore feature.
It's in testing now.

I have a couple tiny refinements to make and I will announce it.
May 28, 2015 5:02 PM - sixyearsandcounting
"I was listening to his speech today, and the main point of it seemed to be that he grew up on a farm."

Benson, isn't "I grew up in _______ location" is the theme of 90% of such speeches?

Personally, I think Pataki wants to make himself relevant again, at least enough to get some radio or TV host gig, and maybe a Cabinet position or VP if he's really lucky.
May 28, 2015 5:03 PM - dibs
I have no interest in making myself relevant again.
May 28, 2015 5:05 PM - sixyearsandcounting

I wonder what religion the mob followed? This was in Guatemala after all...and happened earlier this month.
May 28, 2015 5:06 PM - sixyearsandcounting
"I have no interest in making myself relevant again."

May 28, 2015 5:09 PM - dibs
Doesn't seem to be based upon any religious fanaticism…

"Citing witnesses in the village of Rio Bravo, local media reported that the girl was beaten and burned to death for her alleged involvement in the killing of a taxi driver there earlier this month.

Guatemalan authorities have pointed to vigilante justice as a persistent problem, particularly in rural areas."

Just the general deterioration of civilized society.
May 28, 2015 5:10 PM - dibs
DOD mistakenly sent live anthrax by FedEx to as many as 20 labs.

May 28, 2015 5:22 PM - dibs
Ok...leaving for Front Street with Rupert and Mandy for an early "Loco For Locals" dinner...three courses... $20!!!!!!!

Edited by dibs at May 28, 2015 5:31 PM
May 28, 2015 6:17 PM - Deleted
You can delete my account after you implement the 'Ignore' feature.
I'll watch The Mutant Asset Bubble, Lifeinbkln and Brownstoner implode from my Hooch.

The What
Someday this war is gonna end...

May 28, 2015 6:40 PM - pepper
Why would an ignore feature make you you want to delete your account?
May 28, 2015 7:06 PM - More4Less
Button = No audience

I won't use it on you WHAT.
May 28, 2015 7:14 PM - Deleted
That's not the reason M4L, a 'ignore' feature would be the of the end for this Blog!

Just like Neiw Brownstoner!

The What
Someday this war is gonna end...
Edited by Deleted at May 28, 2015 7:14 PM
May 28, 2015 7:21 PM - More4Less
Don't bait me mentioning that fucking site.
May 28, 2015 7:36 PM - BirdnestHead
The quote I was thinking of yesterday:

"Islam began with military conquest, forced conversions, religious fundamentalism, and an intolerant theocratic state. And then there was a period of enlightenment. But what you're seeing now is a return to the good old days. The Dark Ages."

Regarding fundamentalist Jihadists:

"Their goal on earth is Sharia law and world domination. Their spiritual goal is to ascend into Paradise."
May 28, 2015 8:07 PM - Partridge
If you really cared, you'd call him The What.
May 28, 2015 9:08 PM - petebklyn
nice evening out. upstate that is.

May 28, 2015 9:17 PM - Partridge
Humid here. First time I'm using AC at home.
May 28, 2015 9:18 PM - Partridge
It has been great using neither heat nor AC. All of April and most of May.
May 28, 2015 9:18 PM - rf
I used mine too, while I made dinner. Not so bad now.
May 28, 2015 9:21 PM - pepper
I'm using mine too. As are the people in the new build by me. Their HVAC is really loud. :o/
May 28, 2015 9:28 PM - Deleted
I think the "Ignore" button is a bad idea. It defeats the very idea of an OT. Do people have trouble scrolling past posts?
May 28, 2015 9:38 PM - petebklyn
I'm used to being ignored. I don't think I will notice any difference
May 28, 2015 9:38 PM - BoerumHillScott
I'm not a huge fan of the ignore feature, but at the end of the day I think it's about letting each user customize how they view the site.

There is also a long history of "ignore" and similar features on the Internet, pre-dating the web with usenet killfiles.

I spent perhaps 2 hours writing and troubleshooting the feature, and here it is.
May 28, 2015 9:45 PM - Partridge
Would be a good thing if it brought some back into the fold.
May 28, 2015 9:47 PM - pepper
I don't love it either. I'm hoping it will be used sparingly.
May 28, 2015 9:53 PM - rf
I like knowing it's there, whether or not I use it at any given time.
May 28, 2015 10:01 PM - Partridge
It's practically your button. Use it damnitz!

May 28, 2015 10:04 PM - Deleted
Well everyone it's been a pleasure torturing you for the past eight years.
I feel my time is up, it's the mental accept of my life is important and maybe it's better I delete my account and leave this place.
The one great thing is I was born and raise and will grow old in Brooklyn, NY. I own my property Gentrification cannot touch me.
You get to have Dave (The Nasty Dick Sucking Motherfucker) in High Definition!!!!
The "Ignore" feature will turn this place into snoozeville in a matter of weeks and then no one will come here anymore.
Oh Fuck You Scott, I think today's decision had to do with my PWNING your Ass today, Hey fuck it, this is your Blog, not mine.
BTW "The Beach" will not reopen, I'm not gonna put time and effort into that shit anymore.
MM Your time is up at Brownstoner, they're working in your replacement right now, Stupid Bitch!

To the people who has gone I salute you, you had more discipline that me.

When the Financial Markets Crash around the world, I will be laughing my motherfucking ass off saying this!!!!

Kilgore: Smell that? You smell that?
Lance: What?
Kilgore: Napalm, son. Nothing else in the world smells like that.
Kilgore: I love the smell of napalm in the morning. You know, one time we had a hill bombed, for 12 hours. When it was all over, I walked up. We didn't find one of 'em, not one stinkin' dink body. The smell, you know that gasoline smell, the whole hill. Smelled like
[sniffing, pondering]
Kilgore: victory. Someday this war's gonna end...
[suddenly walks off]

It's been real.
Dave I hope you get Cancer in your Anus!!!!!!

Scott if you don't fully delete my account, I will make you delete 1000's of messages from this board!!!!!

The What
Someday this war is gonna end...
May 28, 2015 10:20 PM - Partridge
So long, The What.
May 28, 2015 10:27 PM - pepper
Fare well, The What.

I'm gonna miss this guy.
May 28, 2015 10:45 PM - DeLepp
Lots of people out and about on DeKalb.
Edited by DeLepp at May 28, 2015 10:46 PM
May 28, 2015 10:49 PM - Deleted
Sometimes I feel like this OT is a version of "Survivor"

May 28, 2015 10:50 PM - rf
It's the only OT we've got!
May 28, 2015 10:51 PM - Deleted
How will I get by, without someone reminding me of how stupid I am every day?
May 28, 2015 10:52 PM - pepper
May I be of service? ;o)
May 28, 2015 10:53 PM - Deleted
Do you think you have what it takes? How many memes do you have stored on your computer?
May 28, 2015 10:56 PM - Partridge
Who knew Milford, CT was so cute? (DCB, perhaps.)
May 28, 2015 10:59 PM - pepper
I am certain I have what it takes to tell you how stupid you are everyday. I am meme-poor, however.
May 28, 2015 10:59 PM - Partridge
I feel another road trip coming.
May 28, 2015 11:01 PM - rf
My aunt and uncle lived in Milford for 40 years. Raised their kids there.
May 28, 2015 11:02 PM - pepper
Looks nice, Part.
May 28, 2015 11:08 PM - Partridge
So, you knew and didn't tell me??? ;)
May 28, 2015 11:53 PM - Partridge
la, la, la. Still doing laundry.
May 28, 2015 11:56 PM - rf
Great shopping. Very much a bedroom community.
May 29, 2015 12:05 AM - Partridge
Is this the same aunt who recently moved to MA?