Monday OT
June 1, 2015 6:16 AM - dibs
GM. Nice cool morning. Still raining.

Edited by dibs at June 1, 2015 6:35 AM

June 1, 2015 8:03 AM - Partridge
Good morning.
June 1, 2015 8:11 AM - petebklyn
June 1, 2015 8:32 AM - More4Less
Ranger's loss kicking in again - as the Stanley cup finals promos kicking in again
June 1, 2015 8:41 AM - Partridge
Upper 50's with light rain here.
June 1, 2015 8:42 AM - dibs
Boy, WalMart must have paid Tracy Morgan a fortune given all the nice things he and his lawyer are saying about them.
June 1, 2015 8:44 AM - dibs
58˚ here but seems even cooler. Probably won't get the asparagus planted. Too wet.
June 1, 2015 8:44 AM - More4Less
Need some more heavy rains, for the purpose of the investment house renov so I can see if there are any repairs to roof, fountain walls etc to stop leaks.

Need to bribe & charm soon the neighbors. Get on their good side before any work starts.
June 1, 2015 8:53 AM - dibs
"A surge in New York City murders — including four people slain in just five bloody hours as the weekend began — has grieving family members begging Mayor de Blasio to bring back the NYPD’s right to search for guns.

“We need stop-and-frisk,” Stacey Calhoun, the devastated uncle of one of the four fatalities, said Saturday afternoon, tears filling his eyes over the nephew he had just lost."
June 1, 2015 9:10 AM - BoerumHillScott
Good morning.
Had a great weekend, but did not get enough rest.
June 1, 2015 9:35 AM - Deleted
mornin - derp
June 1, 2015 9:39 AM - Montrose Morris

Cold and rainy here too.

June 1, 2015 9:53 AM - More4Less
Have to give Randi credit for the conviction displayed so far staying away from here. Didn't think he had it in him.
June 1, 2015 9:58 AM - Deleted
deleting your account is cheating.
June 1, 2015 10:01 AM - Partridge
June 1, 2015 10:19 AM - More4Less
Not like creating one is mega hard.

Kudos to him and Dudley for the conviction.
June 1, 2015 10:21 AM - dibs
It doesn't take much conviction to act like a child

June 1, 2015 10:22 AM - More4Less
Part, Panda will finally settle debt and bring dumplings this weekend - assuming you be at the store. Want me to also bring some frozen ones (assuming you have freezer at store) that you can fried or boil yourself?
June 1, 2015 10:28 AM - More4Less
If Randi was here, I be asking him some renov decisions - eg central air or split units. I am putting in split units - a more expensive approach as I could've made tenant buy window units but I don't want them drilling holes into the new windows.
June 1, 2015 10:29 AM - Partridge
Debt? We've had no wager. Would love to see! Talk about Bay Ridge. Fun! I'll be there.

No freezer but do have a small fridge.
June 1, 2015 10:35 AM - Deleted
I was partly away when the mass blogicides were going on, but I can't figure out what all the brouhaha is about.

Speaking of delicate flowers: mega-kudos to Condoleeza Rice and her commencement speech at William and Mary. It was a perfect retort to Michelle Obama's recent rants. She struck a perfect balance. She noted that this country was born with a "birth defect" of not applying its ideals to all. She noted that even in her youth, she saw this injustice in her home city first-hand. At the same time, she lauded its ideals and the progress made in applying them to all. Paraphrasing her, she warned against being on a perpetual hunt for grievances, which, she said leads to its close cousin: a sense of entitlement.

I would love to see Condoleeza Rice run for president.

I've mentioned this before: my sister has cut just about every famous person's hair out there, between her stints at SNL and the Today show. She always says that the classiest yet friendliest person she ever met was Condi.
June 1, 2015 10:45 AM - Partridge
Panda, check your email.
June 1, 2015 10:50 AM - Deleted
i don't mind condi - she's very charismatic in interviews and seems to be rather centrist compared to some of the wackadoos in her party nowadays.
June 1, 2015 10:50 AM - pepper
June 1, 2015 10:52 AM - More4Less
Part, you covered me for flowers (believe for RF's dad's passing). I might only be doing a quick drive by to drop off the food - if my appointment time with contractor is too tight
June 1, 2015 10:54 AM - BoerumHillScott
From what I have seen/read, I like Condi.
June 1, 2015 11:02 AM - rf
Lindsey Graham about to announce that he's running for the republican nomination for president.


Appear to be running but not announced yet:
June 1, 2015 11:05 AM - Deleted

This should keep you busy. So many candidates to Google and find a "gotcha"!
June 1, 2015 11:06 AM - Deleted
June 1, 2015 11:11 AM - More4Less
Who are the supposedly LEAD candidates?

The supposed FAVs last time all turned out to the big disappointments - especially #1 dude from Texas. It was embarrassing for him. Hope he fares better this time
June 1, 2015 11:13 AM - rf
I don't have to google to find this stuff. I don't post about state legislators in Virginia, like Dave does.
June 1, 2015 11:13 AM - dibs
She's beside herself, benson.
June 1, 2015 11:19 AM - Deleted
"I don't have to google to find this stuff."

Cute. Yes, I'm sure that you followed Carly Fiorina's career quite closely, and had that information (that you posted here right after her announcement) on your fingertips.
Edited by Deleted at June 1, 2015 11:23 AM
June 1, 2015 11:32 AM - dibs
June 1, 2015 11:35 AM - dibs
I'm betting BnH is beside himself over the upcoming release of Microsoft 10!!!!
June 1, 2015 11:40 AM - rf
Right there on the home page of the NY Times.
June 1, 2015 11:40 AM - dibs
"I don't have to google to find this stuff. I don't post about state legislators in Virginia, like Dave does. "

No but you do post about wacko Christians in Texas. Were you just on their mailing list?????
June 1, 2015 11:42 AM - rf
It was in response to your post about Muslim wackiness in Pakistan.

I guess it's ok when Six or DH rebut your cherrypicking posts about Muslim extremism. It's different for boys.
June 1, 2015 11:44 AM - dibs
The transitive verb to google (also spelled Google) means using the Google search engine to obtain information on something or somebody on the World Wide Web. However, in many dictionaries (and in common parlance) the verb refers to using any web search engine, such as Yahoo!, Bing or any other sort of search.

June 1, 2015 11:46 AM - Deleted
"cherrypicking posts about Muslim extremism"

Cherrypicking? One has to cherrypick the news to find examples of such nowadays? You don't say!

June 1, 2015 11:56 AM - More4Less
Japanese banks be sticking to Win 7 for a while.

I personally be interested in upgrading to it on home computer
June 1, 2015 11:57 AM - BoerumHillScott
At work, we just upgraded to Windows 7 less than a year ago.

I have a laptop on Windows 8 I may upgrade, but no rush.

My older Windows 7 and Vista desktops can stay where they are.
June 1, 2015 12:09 PM - Deleted
I purchased a Windows 8 desktop about a year ago. I ditched it after about 9 months. I found Windows 8 to be unstable and I couldn't take it. The machine crashed twice and required extensive recovery work. I went back to my Windows 7 laptop and have had no issues since.
June 1, 2015 12:16 PM - BoerumHillScott
The initial version of Windows 8 really sucked.
8.1 has been pretty good, although somewhat annoying at times.
June 1, 2015 12:21 PM - Deleted
recently switched to Windows 7 here at work and have had nothing but issues.
June 1, 2015 12:25 PM - rf
My laptop is on its last legs. Replacement machines are so different from what I bought before that it's hard to decide what to buy. The propaganda on Windows 10 is that it will be better from the starting gate than Windows 8 which was a disaster. But I don't think I can wait long enough for the first stage of whopper defects.
June 1, 2015 12:35 PM - DeadCatBounce
Gardening Experiment:
Over the winter I read that if you take a clear plastic milk jug, cut it in half, fill it half way with potting mix, put seeds in it, tape the two holds back, water and put it outside for the winter, in the spring you will have nice sized seedlings ready for transplant.
I checked on mine 3 weeks ago and nothing.
Forgot about it.
Looked in on the experiment yesterday and was totally amazed!
June 1, 2015 12:38 PM - DeadCatBounce
When windows 8 first came out I posted that it sucked, and you posted all kinds of NYT reports and Google stuff about how wrong I was.
June 1, 2015 12:41 PM - pepper
Edited by pepper at June 1, 2015 12:45 PM
June 1, 2015 12:43 PM - rf
Did I really? I don't remember having an opinion on Windows 8.
June 1, 2015 12:45 PM - Deleted
does LPC allow you to install video cameras on the facade of a bldg in a HD?
June 1, 2015 12:47 PM - DeLepp
June 1, 2015 12:51 PM - DeadCatBounce
Pepper, how about posting some pictures of some actual women in lingerie as an antidote?
June 1, 2015 12:51 PM - Deleted
Is there anything that Jenner and the Kardashians do that isn't captured on camera?
June 1, 2015 12:54 PM - pepper
I'm not doing a google search for women in lingerie, sorry. You fellas are on your own there.

And I doubt it, Benson. Kim is pregnant with her and Kanye's second child, in case you hadn't heard.
June 1, 2015 12:54 PM - rf
I think it's safe to say that Jenner has upstaged all the Kardashians put together at this point, in the World of Too Much Information.
June 1, 2015 12:58 PM - Partridge
lol @ all that photo shopping and the tag, "Caitlyn doesn't have any secrets."
Edited by Partridge at June 1, 2015 12:59 PM
June 1, 2015 1:05 PM - rf
I've been watching Transparent, which is an Amazon Prime original series about what happens to a family when the 70-year-old college professor dad becomes a woman. The dad is played by Jeffrey Tambor who is excellent. The family is dysfunctional of course and very funny.
June 1, 2015 1:06 PM - Deleted
"Call me Caitlyn".

Sorry Bruce, but I'm going with "Media Whore". Fits you new gender, too.
June 1, 2015 1:07 PM - rf
Are you saying that media whore = female?
June 1, 2015 1:15 PM - DeLepp
Seems like a drastic way to stay in front of the cameras. Hopefully it wasn't paid for by Medicare.
June 1, 2015 1:18 PM - Deleted
"Sorry Bruce, but I'm going with "Media Whore". Fits you new gender, too. "

Funny Benson has never referred to Palin as such
June 1, 2015 1:23 PM - Deleted
Sarah Palin had a sex change operation??? Say it ain't so! Those boobies look real to me!
June 1, 2015 1:26 PM - Deleted
hur hur
June 1, 2015 2:05 PM - petebklyn
there was lot of media speculation about him about what was happening long before he told the press.
June 1, 2015 2:13 PM - dibs
Back in Philly. Hotter here.
June 1, 2015 2:20 PM - Deleted
"there was lot of media speculation about him about what was happening long before he told the press. "

Are you talking about Lindsay Graham, "Caitlyn" or Sarah Palin?
June 1, 2015 2:25 PM - More4Less
Next up, who'll he/she date and sleep with....
June 1, 2015 2:27 PM - Deleted

Even worse than that: a "sex tape" will be discovered, ala Kim.
June 1, 2015 2:31 PM - Partridge
Don't know how one goes from being involved in a fatal car crash in February to posing in a corset for Vanity Fair cover a couple months later. He just let it go mentally or it had no effect on him in the first place?
June 1, 2015 2:32 PM - rf
And the beat goes on, beat goes on
Drums keep pounding a rhythm to the brain
La de da de de, la de da de da

June 1, 2015 2:34 PM - DeLepp
There will be a televised wedding within 2 years on the E channel. Then lurid tell all about wedding night.
June 1, 2015 2:34 PM - dibs
I thought I heard that in the interview, he said he wasn't attracted to men and not gay. Did the hormones change that??? So what will he do for sex????
Edited by dibs at June 1, 2015 2:37 PM
June 1, 2015 2:39 PM - pepper
Maybe he's autosexual.
June 1, 2015 2:40 PM - dibs
So did he complete the ENTIRE process of transgenderification????? I'm sorry, I really haven't been following it. It's all too honky tonk reality TV show for me.
June 1, 2015 2:43 PM - Deleted
I wish NMJ was here for this conv. Come on, MNJ, let it rip! You know that you're chomping at the bit to say something.
June 1, 2015 2:51 PM - dibs
I assume that when he transgendered he didn't do the most despicable of all things and become a Democrat too.
June 1, 2015 2:59 PM - More4Less
You can keep her / him. The independents are NOT interested
June 1, 2015 3:14 PM - Partridge
So just when you think you found the perfect house (2 family, room for a pool, Chestnut Hill, low taxes, low ask)... also meet your white trash neighbors living directly across the street. lol!
June 1, 2015 3:21 PM - dibs
I can imagine what they will think when they find out someone from NEW YORK CITY is coming to live across the street.
June 1, 2015 3:23 PM - dibs
I'm wondering if rf will chime in with "Who cares about Kansas?????"
June 1, 2015 3:25 PM - Partridge
Did your Philly neighbors bring you a cake?
June 1, 2015 3:28 PM - dibs
They thought I was from MA because that's where my plates are from.
June 1, 2015 3:29 PM - rf
You do like typing my initials, don't you, Dave?
June 1, 2015 3:29 PM - More4Less
House exterior looks a lot better than the interior.
June 1, 2015 3:32 PM - dibs
Initials or whatever. If you'd rather I not use them and use something else, I can certainly think of a few words!!!!!

I'm just here to call out hypocrisy wherever I see it. That it happens mostly with you is beyond my control
Edited by dibs at June 1, 2015 3:37 PM
June 1, 2015 3:40 PM - Partridge
I can fix that. Nothing I can do about the view across the street.

This one could use some fixing too. Fantastic location. Low ask.
June 1, 2015 3:40 PM - Deleted
C. Jenner looks like Jessica Lange in that photo shoot
June 1, 2015 3:43 PM - dibs
I'd be concerned about no parking.
June 1, 2015 3:44 PM - dibs
O'Malley really going for the jugulars of Hillary and Jeb with this "The presidency is not a crown to be passed back and forth between families."

June 1, 2015 3:45 PM - dibs
Breaking News: Robin Williams heirs fighting over the estate.
June 1, 2015 3:46 PM - Partridge
Adore this one. Been looking at it for a year already. Not selling. Great area, small house.
June 1, 2015 3:46 PM - RowerChick

I can't see you in a house with a soul-less kitchen. Then again, at the price-you could renovate. A house on my cousin's block in contract.,fsbo_lt/house,townhouse_type/2143392822_zpid/4-_beds/2-_baths/days_sort/39.950893,-75.218465,39.949887,-75.220437_rect/18_zm/0_mmm/?view=map

June 1, 2015 3:49 PM - Partridge
Not so sure parking is a necessity in Chestnut Hill.
June 1, 2015 3:52 PM - dibs
Have you ever been there??? I'm not sure how difficult it is to find parking and I'm not sure there are a lot of garages or lots to rent a spot in either.
Edited by dibs at June 1, 2015 3:53 PM
June 1, 2015 3:54 PM - Partridge

Pay no attention to the finishes of the houses I post. I look at the property and the structure. Beyond that, I assume I'll fix if the price allows for that.

June 1, 2015 3:54 PM - More4Less
Low ball that house. Tell seller 380 all cash. Close anytime
June 1, 2015 3:58 PM - dibs
low ball

June 1, 2015 3:58 PM - Partridge
Link not working.
FYI, Chick, after being told that my Zillow links don't work when I post them, I have come to habitually now,
1.copy and paste address in new tab the zillow listing shown in the google search
3.copy and paste that house link onto the OT.
June 1, 2015 4:00 PM - Deleted
i agree - nepotism in gov't (on both sides, at all levels) is pretty prevalent.
June 1, 2015 4:02 PM - dibs
dh….the second Bush wasn't appointed to the Presidency by his father. He was elected by the people.
June 1, 2015 4:02 PM - Deleted
so what?
June 1, 2015 4:03 PM - Partridge
No, I haven't been there, but I've seen it on the interwebs! I know you have never been there either. The street views always look empty. Maybe they don't allow parking on the streets at all.
June 1, 2015 4:05 PM - dibs
I don't think you understand the word nepotism then
June 1, 2015 4:05 PM - dibs
I have been there. We used to go to Chestnut Hill on the weekends. Parts of it are very nice. Parking was a bitch. As it is most everywhere in Philly.
Edited by dibs at June 1, 2015 4:06 PM
June 1, 2015 4:06 PM - Deleted
i think you're just using a very narrow definition of the word in order to derail a broader point.
June 1, 2015 4:07 PM - Deleted
fine - there's too many "political dynasties"
Edited by Deleted at June 1, 2015 4:07 PM
June 1, 2015 4:10 PM - Partridge
This is the street view of the one on W Hampton Road which I adore. Many of the streets in Chestnut Hill look like this.
June 1, 2015 4:12 PM - dibs
Political dynasties get elected into office by the people. they aren't appointed by the patriarch. Nepotism is probably more prevelant throughout the lower echelons of government where relatives can be hired.

The latter was not O'Malley's point.

June 1, 2015 4:12 PM - dibs
Yes, lots of charming streets in Chestnut Hill. A more rural/suburban feel to them than in center City
June 1, 2015 4:12 PM - Partridge
Sorry, I didn't realize. Thanks for the tip!
June 1, 2015 4:13 PM - More4Less
If Bush wins, that be pretty impressive as big bro really messed up family name's brand equity
June 1, 2015 4:16 PM - Deleted
haha so our charade of 'free elections' somehow legitimizes this?

also - my initial post said ALL levels of gov't so my initial point still stands - as your caveat agrees with this

but you said capisci so i guess i'm just too stupid to get this.
Edited by Deleted at June 1, 2015 4:16 PM
June 1, 2015 4:16 PM - dibs
We used to get our Christmas tree in Chestnut Hill for a few years in a row. haven't been there in many years but i suspect it has a lot more great restaurants and is also a lot more crowded. That said, prices are still cheap.
June 1, 2015 4:18 PM - dibs
If you don't think the elections are "free" maybe you should just stay out of political discussions. Or just discuss politics with the other loons and conspiracy theorists on gothamist.
June 1, 2015 4:19 PM - Deleted
wow how insightful
June 1, 2015 4:19 PM - dibs
"but you said capisci so i guess i'm just too stupid to get this. "

I was simp[ly commenting about O'Malley's ridiculous remark. Try to stay on point. You're getting as bad as MM and rf.
June 1, 2015 4:22 PM - Deleted
yes and i was merely commenting that i agree with his sentiment.
June 1, 2015 4:23 PM - Deleted
and i don't find any of your 'arguments' to the contrary very convincing. as you were
June 1, 2015 4:26 PM - dibs
So that makes you as weak as him.

Tell me, how was the Presidency "passed" from Bush to Bush????????????

It's an asinine comment made from his position of weakness. And of course it is wildly appealing to wackjob left wingers whose grasp of reality is tenuous at best.
June 1, 2015 4:26 PM - Deleted
i'm done conversing with you on this topic - carry on trolling RF or talking about Philly
June 1, 2015 4:28 PM - dibs
June 1, 2015 4:32 PM - RowerChick
So many houses in West Philly are lovely, and then there are-others.

It is not the West Philly I remember from College.

My reunion was wonderful. Hogworts wishes it could be so pretty. Alas I did not take this picture.
Edited at June 1, 2015 4:31 PM
June 1, 2015 4:34 PM - Partridge
OK, just one more.

And yes, the soul-less kitchen will be as quick to drop out as Pataki.
June 1, 2015 4:36 PM - dibs
That one is nice.
June 1, 2015 4:44 PM - Partridge
"WIN!!!!!!!!!! "

You probably enjoyed giving other kids a hip bump off when playing musical chairs.
June 1, 2015 4:46 PM - dibs
I don't thibnk I ever played musical chairs. It seems like a stupid game. I suspect it can not be played nowadays since some kids will be considered "losers," and no trophies will be given out.
June 1, 2015 4:50 PM - dibs
Temperature just dropped and I hear thunder.
June 1, 2015 5:12 PM - Deleted
I have to agree with DIBS about the Bush/Clinton thing. I find it utterly depressing that these two names are in contention again for the Presidency. I lay fault with the people for this situation, however. If you only want to pay minimal attention to politics and turn it into another spectator sport, you get what you get.
June 1, 2015 5:19 PM - dibs
It started with the Adams' and the Roosevelts'
June 1, 2015 5:20 PM - More4Less
Sports theme view of the matter:

Hillary (#1 seed) has easier bracket to make it to finals - easier opponents.

Bush faces tougher competition and isn't even #1 seed. If he makes it to the finals, it be already an impressive accomplishment
June 1, 2015 5:41 PM - dibs
LOL…some developer going to do some resort in Atlantic city thinks he can draw from people who go to The Hamptons.
June 1, 2015 5:48 PM - petebklyn
I don't think Clinton's can be called a dynasty. Does not cross generation and they are not blood relatives. Bush family has been in politics for several generations. I don't think that is a negative.
June 1, 2015 5:49 PM - petebklyn
I think DIBS is going through Randi withdrawal. Nice of DH to drop in and take his place once in awhile.
June 1, 2015 5:55 PM - dibs
True. Which makes O'Malley sound even more ridiculous.
June 1, 2015 6:01 PM - rf
Several Republican candidates are saying the same thing.
June 1, 2015 6:03 PM - dibs
You're not going to google them for us, rf??? Oh wait, I forgot, you don't google.
June 1, 2015 6:18 PM - BirdnestHead
Haven't looked into Windows 10. Based on current trends, I expect it to ape iOS even more, will expand the "software as a service" model, a la Apple's "walled garden" paradigm. It will be even harder to operate with a keyboard and mouse than 8.1 is, will drive the sales of touchscreens through the roof, will be even more of an unstable house of cards to maintain.

Consumers will love it, MS stock price soar, dibs will make money.

Me, I don't care, will continue to use Linux.
June 1, 2015 6:26 PM - dibs
Tomatoes and gorgonzola salad
Lemon sole sauteed in butter and lemon, Georgia corn on the cob, rice pilaff
vanilla ice cream and fresh strawberries

June 1, 2015 6:38 PM - Deleted
"I don't think Clinton's can be called a dynasty. Does not cross generation and they are not blood relatives. Bush family has been in politics for several generations. I don't think that is a negative."

If Hillary or Jeb wins, that means that from 1988 to 2020, the President's last name was either Bush or Clinton for 24 years of that 32 year span. I do not think that is a healthy thing for a democracy. You point does not address that issue.
June 1, 2015 6:45 PM - Deleted
but benson. If they are elected who cares !?
June 1, 2015 6:55 PM - petebklyn
I don't see a threat to democracy from that.
June 1, 2015 6:58 PM - petebklyn
baked chicken thighs here. using tarragon from the garden.
June 1, 2015 7:02 PM - petebklyn
waiting for arrival from LI....maybe the roads are bad tonight?
June 1, 2015 7:05 PM - rf
smoked mozzarella and sundried tomato ravioli (from Fairway) and salad--romaine, kirby cukes, campari tomatoes, red bell pepper.
June 1, 2015 7:09 PM - rf
If you dispute it, I can google to support my claim.

So you agree that there are Republican morons on this issue in addition to the Democrat, O'Malley?
June 1, 2015 7:09 PM - petebklyn
did you google your recipe?
June 1, 2015 7:10 PM - Partridge
Chicken cutlets, pasta asparagus.
June 1, 2015 7:14 PM - dibs
American on safari in jeep with open windows. lion ate her and guide alive. Imagine that.

Darwin award for that open window!

Edited by dibs at June 1, 2015 7:39 PM
June 1, 2015 7:18 PM - dibs
If they were morons they wouldnt have gotten as far as they did in life. Typical liberal name calling.

Go unfriend someone.
June 1, 2015 7:27 PM - dibs
The corn, from Georgia, was quite good and sweet.
June 1, 2015 7:36 PM - BirdnestHead
Black beans n brown rice, cheddar, avocado, salsa fresca, cilantro...
June 1, 2015 7:41 PM - BirdnestHead
Serena Williams French Open matches falling into a pattern: she sleeps through the first set, gets her ass kicked, sleeps through first half of second set. Somewhere around 3-5 or 2-4, she realizes she's about to lose the match, wakes up, starts screaming after every point, and starts kicking ass, winning the 2nd and 3rd sets, and thus the match.
Edited by BirdnestHead at June 1, 2015 7:42 PM
June 1, 2015 7:48 PM - Partridge
That sounds like she is intentionally throwing the first set to create drama. What do you think? Possible?
June 1, 2015 8:07 PM - BirdnestHead
Nah, I just don't think she gets excited until she's behind, and she doesn't really play well unless she's excited. Most players don't give her any challenge at all, so she's a bit bored by default. It isn't until she starts playing the better opponents that she realizes they have the skill to beat her unless she gets emotionally involved, resulting in lethargic play on her part early in the matches.
Edited by BirdnestHead at June 1, 2015 8:08 PM
June 1, 2015 8:10 PM - pepper
Half a turkey sandwich and broccoli cheddar soup from Panera.
June 1, 2015 8:15 PM - Partridge
Women's tennis has been a giant snooze for many years - really since she began to dominate. I would not find it shocking if the Tennis Organizations tried to revive it even if with some 'creative' methods.
June 1, 2015 8:32 PM - DeLepp
The Belgium girls could handle Serena but injuries and babies came along. One of Serena's greatest quote was when Justine "manhandled" her all over the court. Justine like martina hingis are "slight" in build and their craftiness can only do so much in the power game.
June 1, 2015 8:39 PM - Partridge

Ha! Didn't Serena once accuse Amelie Mauresmo of being a man?
June 1, 2015 8:45 PM - DeLepp
I think so, why French haven't warmed up to her despite the French boyfriend/coach.
June 1, 2015 8:47 PM - Partridge
Her arrogance. They don't like to be beaten at their own game of arrogance.
June 1, 2015 8:48 PM - Partridge
Check your emails people!
June 1, 2015 8:50 PM - DeLepp
Had to deal with a French girl at dinner last week. Been living here 5 years and she did nothing but bad mouth americans. Since I was a guest at someone else's home I kept quiet.
June 1, 2015 8:54 PM - Partridge
You are a gentleman. Not all of your friends practice the same etiquette at your home.
June 1, 2015 8:59 PM - pepper
I'm a Francophile, but they can be trying at times.
June 1, 2015 9:07 PM - BirdnestHead
What was that old joke in the post-911? What are the French security alert levels? Run, hide, and collaborate.
June 1, 2015 9:09 PM - Partridge
Long live Freedom Fries!
June 1, 2015 9:09 PM - Deleted
For a while - if you googled "French military victories " it errored out and asked you "did you mean French military defeats??"

June 1, 2015 9:10 PM - Deleted
June 1, 2015 9:10 PM - BirdnestHead
Lol, for real?
June 1, 2015 9:13 PM - BirdnestHead
No one has taken a match off Nadal at the French Open since 2009!
June 1, 2015 9:14 PM - DeLepp
Onion headline, "Air france concorde crash kills more germans than the French did in WWII".
June 1, 2015 9:15 PM - DeLepp
After Bruce Jenner had that car accident if you googled "hot mess of a woman" stories about him popped up.
June 1, 2015 9:16 PM - BirdnestHead
Snort! Too much :-)
June 1, 2015 9:18 PM - Partridge
Crazy to see Nadal against Djokovic in the quarterfinals. Nadal has had a bad year dragging his ranking down and causing this problem with the draw.
Edited by Partridge at June 1, 2015 9:19 PM
June 1, 2015 9:33 PM - RowerChick
1/3lb Costco burger patties on toasted white bread buns with pepper jack & muenster cheese.
Condiments: yellow mustard, ketchup & pickles
Dessert: Clementines
Yep, we be gourmands at 557 Atlantic.
June 1, 2015 9:35 PM - Partridge
Double cheese rocks but please tell me it was mustard OR ketchup. Not both.
June 1, 2015 9:49 PM - BirdnestHead
Dessert: handfuls of semi-sweet chocolate chips, coffee.

True, Nadal not having a good year on the circuit, points-wise, and Djokovic has been lights-out everywhere, but Nadal is the greatest clay court player in history. I'll be programming the DVR...