Monday Open Thread: The Aftermath
August 29, 2011 6:33 AM - BoerumHillScott

267 comments
August 29, 2011 7:28 AM - dibs
Subways running????
#1
August 29, 2011 7:31 AM - BoerumHillScott
MTA says subways are running, but with fewer trains.

I'm staying home today.
Edited at August 29, 2011 7:31 AM
#2
August 29, 2011 7:48 AM - BoerumHillScott
Post disaster thought regarding subway and bus governance:

Does it make sense to have the subway and bus system in NYC run by a state agency that the city government has no direct control and little indirect control over?

Several times over the weekend, it seemed like there was little coordination or communication between the city and the MTA.

Edited at August 29, 2011 7:48 AM
#3
August 29, 2011 7:53 AM - dibs
Haven't you ever been to Albany?? It might as well be Peoria compared to NYC
Edited at August 29, 2011 7:53 AM
#4
August 29, 2011 8:04 AM - dibs
Delaware River near me in PA won't crest until sometime today. Hoping the Black Bass is OK
#5
August 29, 2011 8:13 AM - InsertSnappyNameHere
Aw, Dave! Thanks for the concern. My black (b) ass is okay :-) hahahahaha!
::sometimes i crack myself up::

seriously though, sorry to hear about the damage you suffered. hope your floors don't buckle.
Edited at August 29, 2011 8:14 AM
#6
August 29, 2011 8:14 AM - InsertSnappyNameHere
ok...back to bed. taking a lazy day.
#7
August 29, 2011 8:23 AM - Biff Champion
I saw Minard posted pics of the American elm tree that fell at Mansion House yesterday. Here's the pic I took using my Blackberry (hence the poor image quality).

So lots of hype and relatively little damage. What I expected but I'm still relieved everyone seems to be doing ok.
#8
August 29, 2011 8:26 AM - Biff Champion
Now that the hurricane has passed, can we move on to more important things such as Living Social offering a deal on Pole Dancing Classes for anyone interested?

http://livingsocial.com/deals/93653-introductory-pole-dancing-class
Edited at August 29, 2011 8:26 AM
#9
August 29, 2011 8:27 AM - BoerumHillScott
We had a friend in LA who attended a pole dancing class and enjoyed it so much she had a pole installed in her den.

The kids had lots of fun climbing up and down it.
Edited at August 29, 2011 8:27 AM
#10
August 29, 2011 8:29 AM - dibs
And pole dancing is for people of all sizes.....
Edited at August 29, 2011 8:29 AM
#11
August 29, 2011 8:35 AM - Not_Logged_In
Anonymous: Male pole dancer in high heels http://www.hulu.com/watch/251944/americas-got-talent-a-male-pole-dancer-auditions

Edited at August 29, 2011 8:35 AM
#12
August 29, 2011 8:38 AM - Biff Champion
Dave, is that the talent competition portion from an episode of Toddlers & Tiaras?
Edited at August 29, 2011 8:38 AM
#13
August 29, 2011 8:52 AM - CGar
dave's worst nightmare:
Edited at August 29, 2011 8:52 AM
#14
August 29, 2011 8:53 AM - CGar
. . . and Biff's added commentary:
#15
August 29, 2011 8:54 AM - dibs
My boss drove back to NYC from Vermont last night. There was NO way into the city. Apparently the police had every route into the city shut down. they finally spoke with a cop near west Point who told them that there was only one way open. He was talking to this guy for a while and the guy finally gave it up that this was an exercise in shutting down the city!!!!
Edited at August 29, 2011 8:54 AM
#16
August 29, 2011 8:57 AM - dibs
Nothing up here but white meat. Sad. :(

Waiting for keoki (Hawaiian number) to arrive on Friday.
Edited at August 29, 2011 8:57 AM
#17
August 29, 2011 8:57 AM - Arkady
dibs - When I heard the traffic report on 88 shortly after midnight, it was the case that all the major routes into town had floods - one road was shut from White Plains to Albany. Pix in The Times this a.m. show much greater impact around the area than we had. Even Staten Isl. had cars flooded up to their roofs.
#18
August 29, 2011 8:58 AM - Biff Champion
Where's Staten Isl?
#19
August 29, 2011 9:00 AM - dibs
Arkady, this state trooper told them that they were closed even though they were passible. Essentially no one allowed into the City.
#20
August 29, 2011 9:02 AM - dibs
Staten Island is not my idea of an island.
Edited at August 29, 2011 9:02 AM
#21
August 29, 2011 9:03 AM - dibs
No NJ Transit nor Amtrak
#22
August 29, 2011 9:04 AM - Arkady
I bet the cop just said that to shut your boss up.
People always resort to what they think the audience will accept. For instance last night at Rothschilds we were told there was no fresh mint for mojitos but the dessert was served an hour later w/ a fresh sprig of mint.
Edited at August 29, 2011 9:05 AM
#23
August 29, 2011 9:04 AM - sixyearsandcounting
Has anyone taken the subway into Manhattan yet? I have a bus to DC at noon and am wondering just how limited "limited service" really is.
#24
August 29, 2011 9:05 AM - DeLepp
Commute was easy breazy if you're in NYC proper. Otherwise doomed. Parts of jersey look terrible. Folks and sister still w/o power.
Edited at August 29, 2011 9:05 AM
#25
August 29, 2011 9:05 AM - dibs
My boss is a really low key, ordinary, nice guy.
#26
August 29, 2011 9:05 AM - CGar
Hawaiians are hot.
#27
August 29, 2011 9:06 AM - Biff Champion
Six, 2/3 trains running no problem for me this morning. Others have said their subway commute was fine. If anything, you may wait an extra 5 minutes I would guess...
Edited at August 29, 2011 9:06 AM
#28
August 29, 2011 9:07 AM - Biff Champion
"My boss is a really low key, ordinary, nice guy."

Like you, you mean?

Edited at August 29, 2011 9:07 AM
#29
August 29, 2011 9:09 AM - dibs
I've never heard him swear, ever
Edited at August 29, 2011 9:09 AM
#30
August 29, 2011 9:10 AM - DeLepp
I think subway managaing expectations quite well, easy this morning. Lots of 38s went by and Q was leaving station just as entered and a B got me to midtown in 20.
#31
August 29, 2011 9:11 AM - CGar
Jarah Mariano . . .
Edited at August 29, 2011 9:11 AM
#32
August 29, 2011 9:12 AM - DeLepp
arkdy, blame the MIA mint on c-gar, his scarasm over-whelmed the waiter.
#33
August 29, 2011 9:13 AM - CGar
For you dave . . .
#34
August 29, 2011 9:15 AM - CGar
I resemble that comment, DeLepp. I am the least intimidating, least sarcastic person I know.
Edited at August 29, 2011 9:15 AM
#35
August 29, 2011 9:16 AM - dibs
Duke Kahanamoku...famous surfer from the early 1900s
Edited at August 29, 2011 9:16 AM
#36
August 29, 2011 9:16 AM - CGar
At least he's the right age for you, dave.
#37
August 29, 2011 9:17 AM - sixyearsandcounting
Thanks for the info, folks - looks like there's nothing to worry about. Although since I bought a cheap bus ticket for tomorrow as a backup, I'm tempted to stay in town and enjoy this amazingly fresh air...
#38
August 29, 2011 9:22 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
ugh akward. im in line for coffee and i say to the woman in front of me "i like your toes" and she looked at me like i was insane. and then i was like ugh why did you say that!?! what i meant was that i like her painted toenails (they were the nicest shade of neon blue ive ever seen!)

*rob*

Edited at August 29, 2011 9:22 AM
#39
August 29, 2011 9:28 AM - Bedstuymaven
Rob -maybe she thought you had a foot fetish
#40
August 29, 2011 9:31 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
yeah that hit me after the words after the words came out of my mouth

*rob*

#41
August 29, 2011 9:34 AM - cobblehiller
Deck is all put back together. Plants survived very nicely. Now just hoping the rest of what I have to do this week goes as easily.
#42
August 29, 2011 9:34 AM - Arkady
What other reason is there for wearing blue toenail polish than to have people look at it admiringly?
#43
August 29, 2011 9:36 AM - rf
She's an idiot if she didn't figure it out. Either that or you came across as a raving lunatic!
#44
August 29, 2011 9:42 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
it was probably more my own thinking that i worded it wrong than her overreacting i guess.

*rob*

#45
August 29, 2011 9:44 AM - cobblehiller
"What other reason is there for wearing blue toenail polish than to have people look at it admiringly?"

Personal enjoyment?
#46
August 29, 2011 9:47 AM - Not_Logged_In
Randolph: 0 posts on Brownstoner. Guess the regulars were swept out to sea.
#47
August 29, 2011 9:47 AM - cobblehiller
I'm going with the raving lunatic take. A guy followed me into a store and told me he wanted to lick my feet. Another time he whispered it to me as he passed by me. Which is weird enough, but my feet are NOT all that attractive, so it was even weirder!
#48
August 29, 2011 9:52 AM - Not_Logged_In
Anonymous: I have work to do reassembling the backyard and putting all the potted plants back outside. They are now hanging out
inside my front doors in the vestibule. What a nice day. I think the neighbor who got the tree bough tornado is not home.
The guy who lives on the ground floor who uses the backyard is on vacation I think. There is no action over there at all.
It looks like it knocked the gutters loose on their extension.
#49
August 29, 2011 9:54 AM - denton
Mrs. D took the F train in this AM around 7, and she said it was fine.

I'm just taking it easy... I told my partners I should bring the server home with me Friday from our shop on LI (so I could run it from home) and they out-voted me. Now the server is sitting in a closet in a place with no electric. lol.


#50
August 29, 2011 9:55 AM - Biff Champion
Is Denton mooning us?
#51
August 29, 2011 9:56 AM - Not_Logged_In
Anonymous: Re "unnatural" nail polish colors, some are sort of cute/quirky, like having m and m's on your fingers,
but do not look pretty I think. Colors like blue/green/yellow/black/dark brown are associated with
disease of fingernails to me anyway. I'll stick to shades of red, pink and tan.
Edited at August 29, 2011 9:56 AM
#52
August 29, 2011 9:57 AM - rf
Someone's not logged in. Is it Donatella?
#53
August 29, 2011 10:03 AM - denton
I'm a moonface biff.
#54
August 29, 2011 10:04 AM - minard lafever
GM all.
Back at work.
happy to report lower Manhattan looks exactly like it did Friday.
Beautiful day.
Love the "humid day in Manhattan" image Scott.

Edited at August 29, 2011 10:04 AM
#55
August 29, 2011 10:04 AM - cobblehiller
denton, How were your roof compressors?
#56
August 29, 2011 10:09 AM - BoerumHillScott
I have not been to Manhattan since the Sunday apocalypse, so I chose a picture based on what the forecasters were predicting Saturday night.
Edited at August 29, 2011 10:09 AM
#57
August 29, 2011 10:13 AM - Donatella
Oh, yeah that was me the two posts anon above. Forgot to sign in.
#58
August 29, 2011 10:18 AM - bxgrl
Can't believe how beautiful it is outside. Supposed to go to Mt. Sinai but it's 3 trains and a huge walk- not feeling up to it after the hospital visit upstate. Been trying to take things easy and lower my stress level (ha! as if!). Sorry I missed the birthday bash yesterday :( but did see you on FB :)
Edited at August 29, 2011 10:18 AM
#59
August 29, 2011 10:22 AM - denton
Compressors were fine as was everything else. I suppose I over-reacted, but better safe than sorry.
#60
August 29, 2011 10:31 AM - minard lafever
As I wrote yesterday, I slept through the whole thing. When I stepped out around 9 AM yesterday everything was perfectly still and quiet. Then, around 10:30 or so the wind started to really pick up and suddenly there were real gales blowing through the streets. This time the wind was coming from the west. Really interesting that the storm passed almost directly over Brooklyn and the "eye" or what was left of it, was the calm at 9:00 and then the clockwise rotation hit us later in the morning.


#61
August 29, 2011 10:44 AM - minard lafever
I noticed that the Witnesses had removed the fabric from the framework of their entrance canopy at the Bossert. Those folks now how to prepare for Armageddon.

Edited at August 29, 2011 10:44 AM
#62
August 29, 2011 10:45 AM - DeLepp
Should have had more rain after eye went over us. Luckily we didn't as more trees would have come down. We only got 6 1/2 inches or rain, where some parts of jersey only 10 miles away got 11.
#63
August 29, 2011 10:48 AM - minard lafever
DeLepp, we of all people know that it's all about location, location, location.

Edited at August 29, 2011 10:48 AM
#64
August 29, 2011 10:50 AM - DeLepp
minard, haha exactly. I know it's awful but i did have a little leap of joy when I saw the range rover underneath the tree on DeKalb. RR drivers are the worst.
Edited at August 29, 2011 10:50 AM
#65
August 29, 2011 10:58 AM - minard lafever
hello? where is everybody?
Am I the only one at work?
Attached is another shot of the controversial elm at Mansion House.
Edited at August 29, 2011 10:58 AM
#66
August 29, 2011 11:01 AM - dibs
That wall will be expensive to repair
Edited at August 29, 2011 11:01 AM
#67
August 29, 2011 11:03 AM - DeLepp
REPOTD:
http://tinyurl.com/3m6grpw
Check out the slate roof. Back yard is lovely. Some interesting wood carvings as well.
#68
August 29, 2011 11:15 AM - cobblehiller
On the phone, trying to prevent my own personal armageddon here.

Man o man, could it be a more beautiful day?!

bxgrl, Please take care of yourself!
#69
August 29, 2011 11:16 AM - MontroseMorris
Nice house, DeLepp. I know they stage them for best effect, but those high end places always look like no one actually lives there. There's never anything personal in the house. Does everyone shop at Z Gallery for accessories? Sheesh.
#70
August 29, 2011 11:16 AM - cobblehiller
"I suppose I over-reacted, but better safe than sorry."

Likewise, very happy that we took the precautions we did.
#71
August 29, 2011 11:16 AM - Donatella
I talked to my neighbor who got the tree missles. The top of the roof of their extension was pierced
and tree branches came from three different properties. The gutter was ripped out too. Nobody was
hurt thank God. These people are renters and the owner will not call insurance companies because, guess
what, the extension is illegal, as flimsy as a shed anyway. Renter told me to chill out and let the owner
do his thing. Ok, potentially difficult situaiton for me not a problem. Check. What a day. What a gorgeous,
gorgeous day.
#72
August 29, 2011 11:19 AM - Donatella
Re "overreacting", I did too, but given the information we had about the storm, it made sense to be safe rather than sorry.
The storm could have behaved differently.
#73
August 29, 2011 11:20 AM - dibs
Tired of raking leaves and branches. Friends from Philly are in eastham and have no power so they came up here to recharge phones and computers, go to the beach, shower and then we go out for cocktails
Edited at August 29, 2011 11:20 AM
#74
August 29, 2011 11:21 AM - Biff Champion
I must be perverted. Minard's picture of the fallen tree appears to be very suggestive to me. That's a lot of wood.
#75
August 29, 2011 11:22 AM - CGar
dave, there is video on MSNBC of flooding in New Hope.
#76
August 29, 2011 11:23 AM - DeLepp
mm, you would think it would be the end of the world if there was a wedding/family photograph on one of the mantles. Or hell even a beer stein.
#77
August 29, 2011 11:25 AM - DeLepp
dibs, my sister says there was a boat floating down north union st. in lambertville on sunday morning.
#78
August 29, 2011 11:28 AM - Donatella
Delepp, great house. It has a really peaceful feel and the design goes really well with the surrounding woods.
Also I love to see a curving paver brick driveway or just entrance way in front of a house like that. It gives
movement and grace to the landscaping. Really nice. I'm otta here.
#79
August 29, 2011 11:39 AM - minard lafever
I think I will go for a lunchtime stroll in the devastated "Zone A" evacuation zone that was formerly identifiable as Batttery Park City.

#80
August 29, 2011 11:48 AM - minard lafever
"I must be perverted"
there is a strong possibility of that.
You should compare notes with Rob about sexual references in a fallen elm.


Edited at August 29, 2011 11:48 AM
#81
August 29, 2011 12:45 PM - DeadCatBounce
Somebody send "Mr What" a valium -- There is good economic news and the stock market is jubilant.
Edited at August 29, 2011 12:45 PM
#82
August 29, 2011 12:48 PM - bxgrl
It's going to take more than a valium to fix that guy :)
#83
August 29, 2011 12:49 PM - BoerumHillScott
I'm having a nice bounce today, but still way down over the last 6 weeks.
#84
August 29, 2011 12:56 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
LOL!!!

"I never go to interviews crossdressed. But only one time at a posted Job Fair where the Secret Service was there I thought the Secret Service was interviewing on the spot. So I actually went to a job fair in a skirt suit, to interview with the Secret Service that I can be a male agent disguised as a woman. But everyone else at the job fair thought it was no big deal for a man to be pretty and crossdress in a skirt suit in a Job Fair. Turns out the Secret Service was only handing out info and you had to apply online. But at least one of my dreams of being a pretty woman at a Job Fair in a skirt suit was fulfilled. I even went in the woman's washroom to pee and when I went out all 7 of us ladies were putting on our lipstick in the mirror.

My felony was for punching a Sr Citizen. We hired a lawyer $10,000 total bill. I could have gotten 5 years in prison but we got 30 months probation instead. I punched the person because I was paranoid thinking I was being followed and spied upon.

I live right behind a hospital now. I'm thinking of volunteering 80 minutes of work a day in exchange for $5 food coupons where I can buy their cafeteria food for free."


*rob*

Edited at August 29, 2011 12:56 PM
#85
August 29, 2011 1:05 PM - BoerumHillScott
Is Brownstoner down? I can't get to it from my work or personal computer right now.
Edited at August 29, 2011 1:05 PM
#86
August 29, 2011 1:07 PM - cobblehiller
It looks like it's down, I can't get on either. Wow.
#87
August 29, 2011 1:13 PM - Donatella
I was looking at Brownstoner over the weekend. Jon was explaining how to post photos of the storm and storm
damage and set up a thread for everyone to put photos. A significant part of the thread was people trying to
find out how to do so and complaining about how difficult is was to do it etc etc. There weren't many photos.
#88
August 29, 2011 1:13 PM - DeLepp
Seems the brownstoner site has reverted back to July 11th.
#89
August 29, 2011 1:20 PM - rf
It's back with today's stuff.
#90
August 29, 2011 1:21 PM - Donatella
I was able to get onto Brownstoner just now.
#91
August 29, 2011 1:35 PM - BoerumHillScott
The weather out there is absolutely beautiful today.
Edited at August 29, 2011 1:35 PM
#92
August 29, 2011 1:37 PM - rf
Scott, how did your parents like the city?
#93
August 29, 2011 1:39 PM - BoerumHillScott
My parents have had a really good time here, despite being stuck a few extra days.

It now looks like they will be flying out at 6:40 tomorrow morning.
#94
August 29, 2011 1:41 PM - Biff Champion
How about this REPOTD? The inside looks like a hotel.

http://curbed.com/archives/2011/08/26/five-megamansions-in-the-caribbeans-most-famous-tax-haven.php
Edited at August 29, 2011 1:41 PM
#95
August 29, 2011 1:56 PM - bxgrl
Ewww! As a hotel- great. Very nice. But a home? Not my idea of inviting and cozy.
#96
August 29, 2011 1:58 PM - Not_Logged_In
Randolph: the pool with ocean view always confuses me ;? why would you chose to swim in the pool over the ocean!
#97
August 29, 2011 2:00 PM - DeLepp
The 4th one has the dreaded home depot kitchen.
#98
August 29, 2011 2:04 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
why would you chose to swim in the pool over the ocean!

uh cuz pools have chlorine and the ocean is full of poop?

*rob*

Edited at August 29, 2011 2:04 PM
#99
August 29, 2011 2:11 PM - Not_Logged_In
Anonymous: Ghostrider this is November Tango!
Executing Attack Package!

Hey Donntella here is my reply to your little drug snitching foray!


"I have been complaining of Mr. Drug Dealer and his band of elves who sell drugs to school
children and the lost souls already going to the drug clinic on Fulton and Waverly. "

That's a lie Dontella and you know it! The Dealers are selling drugs the Retards. The Assfucks are the dealers best friend now buying everything in sight.

"I used to call the precinct on a regular basis to complain that they were openly selling stuff to people
getting on and off the train. "

Another lie, they only sell drugs to people they know. The Dealers do not openly solicit drug transaction to people "people coming off the train", they know the person(s).

"Today, I saw said drug dealer getting frisked by three cops who
came out of an unmarked car. I actually had the temerity to honk to get the cops attention as
they were getting ready to pull away. They let the guy go but they went through every pocket
and were grilling the guy. Anyway, the cop comes over to my car and I THANKED him."

Great that was a DUMB ASS MOVE, now they know you're a informer and may take action against you, you should've mind your business and let the Police handle their job. You live in the area and now someone know you're a snitch!

" I told him that that drug dealer is there every blasted day. He said "I know and we are going to get him".
So not today but he is on their radar screen and if he continues, he will get busted."

There's 10 other Dealers to take his place, DUMBASS! The Retards are buying drugs now, black people not so much. This area was devastated thru the drug trade and now plenty of people are trying to get clean. Just go to the NA meeting at the church (Clinton bet Fulton and Atlantic) or the Senior Citizen Center of Fulton.

Dontella Brooklyn will always be Brooklyn and your actions are disingenuous, you want your house value to be up!

The What

Someday this war is gonna end...

Have at it!
August 29, 2011 2:14 PM - Not_Logged_In
Randolph: rob, for someone that has partaken in buttsecks you sure do have a strange aversion to poop.
August 29, 2011 2:17 PM - BoerumHillScott
Well, rob is a committed autosexual now.
August 29, 2011 2:19 PM - bxgrl
But he still has to poop like everyone else, doesn't he?
August 29, 2011 2:19 PM - BoerumHillScott
Anyone else see that Third+Bond had to be pumped out after the storm?
I wonder if Brownstoner will report on that?

http://pardonmeforasking.blogspot.com/2011/08/hey-mayor-bloomberg-remind-us-again-why.html
August 29, 2011 2:20 PM - Not_Logged_In
Randolph: oh right, according to this he fits the bill.....

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=autosexual

sexual orientation toward oneself; that is, preferring self-gratification over other forms of sexual activity. Often occurs as a result of numerous failed attempts at interpersonal relationships, leading the individual to make a conscious choice to become autosexual rather than face disappointment and frustration yet again.

May be observed with greater frequency in the near future as a result of the "Metrosexual Backlash," due to NO ONE being able to even BEGIN to guess the orientation of attractive, well-dressed males anymore!!

Numerous advantages to autosexuality include:

- no risk of pregnancy
- no risk of STD's being transmitted
- able to 'get lucky' every time at the bar or club
- the sex is always good
- no relationship issues like jealousy or cheating partner

... need I say more?

I mean, are there ANY bad things about it?
"God love 'em, but those damn metrosexuals have really fucked up my game to the point where I've decided it's way better to just be autosexual!"
August 29, 2011 2:22 PM - CGar
Scott, I saw those pics of Third & Bond. And took a 3-hour walk, including down that way. Honestly, I don't know why anyone would want to live there, even when it's dry, especially at those prices.
August 29, 2011 2:24 PM - BoerumHillScott
I don't agree with the blog poster that building in that area should not be allowed, but I would need a big discount to buy a place there.
Edited at August 29, 2011 2:24 PM
August 29, 2011 2:24 PM - minard lafever
OMG! Battery Park City promenade and marina absolutely gorgeous and impeccable. You would never ever guess there had been a windstorm yesterday. Ate lunch w/ view of the yachts moored in the marina. The weather is really perfect.
August 29, 2011 2:32 PM - bxgrl
That's an interesting discussion regarding Flood Zones and new building. Personally I think real estate developers and the city don't really care about that because the city wants the construction and RE business, and developers know the attraction of the waterfront. And when it comes to hurricanes and tornadoes, the city has been phenomenally lucky for a variety of reasons.
August 29, 2011 2:35 PM - bxgrl
"- the sex is always good"

Randi- How humiliating would it be for an autosexual to admit sex with himself is not good? No one would admit to that :)
August 29, 2011 2:36 PM - BoerumHillScott
I know that many people here disagree with my support of new construction, but I don't see having relatively minor basement level flooding after a once every 25 years event as a reason to not make use of available land.

I do think that more buyers should be aware of where flood zones are, and I would support laws requiring notification for purchasers and renters if they are in an A, B, or C zone.
August 29, 2011 2:39 PM - Not_Logged_In
Randolph: for an autosexual to admit sex with himself is not good?

if anyone could pull this off, it would HAVE to be rob!!!
Edited at August 29, 2011 2:39 PM
August 29, 2011 2:41 PM - Biff Champion
"if anyone could pull this off, it would HAVE to be rob!!!"

Pun intended?

Edited at August 29, 2011 2:41 PM
August 29, 2011 2:41 PM - minard lafever
you didn't write "pull this off"??

Edited at August 29, 2011 2:41 PM
August 29, 2011 2:45 PM - Biff Champion
One would never have to be autosexual again if they had Matthew Perry's bachelor pad...

http://curbed.com/archives/2011/08/25/come-tour-matthew-perrys-ultramanly-ultimate-bachelor-pad.php
Edited at August 29, 2011 2:45 PM
August 29, 2011 2:50 PM - minard lafever
has everyone seen the photo of Lady Gaga in drag?
She doesn't look like a man. She looks like Prince.

Edited at August 29, 2011 2:50 PM
August 29, 2011 2:53 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
damn she be ugly

*rob*

Edited at August 29, 2011 2:53 PM
August 29, 2011 2:54 PM - Biff Champion
I just realized I can post comments on Curbed. So, my techie friends, why is it that Brownstoner cannot do whatever Curbed is doing to allow everyone behind corporate firewalls to post?
August 29, 2011 2:59 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
probably cuz curbed is geared more towards people with corporate jobs and brownstoner is more geared towards people who sell breast milk shakes on ebay?


*rob*
August 29, 2011 3:00 PM - BoerumHillScott
Brownstoner chose to use a 3rd party site (disqus) to host comments and uses JavaScript to integrate Brownstoner and Disqus.
I believe both of these factors keep you from posting there.

For most other people, it is only the fact that they use Disqus that keeps them from posting.

At least one other person works for a company that scans each page for objectionable content, which can prevent people from seeing the OT thread here on days when it is particularly fun.

There are numerous ways that companies use to filter web sites, and different sites will be caught by each.
August 29, 2011 3:02 PM - Biff Champion
Thanks Scott. So you're saying Curbed hosts it's own comments and doesn't use JavaScript?

Rob, LOL!
August 29, 2011 3:06 PM - BoerumHillScott
Biff, you got it.

August 29, 2011 3:17 PM - bxgrl
My one constant beef to them was I hated disqus, and I hated the fact that it follows you around the internet, keeping a file of your comments everywhere. I won't post on any site but B'stoner if it has disqus.
August 29, 2011 3:27 PM - Donatella
Hi What, I didn't know you cared about me, thank you. I don't like drug dealing. To anybody.
I know the damage it causes. I think it is bad for the neighborhood. It is bad for anyone who
uses them and that I know first hand, thank you. And yes I do want my brownstone to go up in price but
that is an effect of having a peaceful, crime free neighborhood. I am not interested in selling my place,
just living a good life here. And maybe you don't know it but I have been in this borough since 1984
and in New York City my whole life. Go outside and enjoy the weather. May the force be with you.
Edited at August 29, 2011 3:27 PM
August 29, 2011 3:56 PM - Bedstuymaven
Gaga does look like Prince. Prince is prettier though
Edited at August 29, 2011 3:56 PM
August 29, 2011 3:58 PM - BoerumHillScott
Lady Gaga probably has a bigger penis than Prince.
August 29, 2011 4:21 PM - Not_Logged_In
Anonymous: "Hi What, I didn't know you cared about me, thank you. "

I don't.

"I don't like drug dealing. To anybody.

I know the damage it causes. I think it is bad for the neighborhood. It is bad for anyone who
uses them and that I know first hand, thank you."

Disingenuous, NEXT!

" And yes I do want my brownstone to go up in price but
that is an effect of having a peaceful, crime free neighborhood."

Well do you do ypur Homework before you brought your Brownstone, That decision was huge, what happen to Due Diligence???
I know you believe in the Skittle Shitting Unicorn, Right???


" I am not interested in selling my place,
just living a good life here. "

I didn't ask you about selling your place Dumbass, I wanna know what the fuck you're thinking???

"And maybe you don't know it but I have been in this borough since 1984
and in New York City my whole life. "

What do you want? A Dog Chew Toy????????
You was born and raised in NYC and cannot detect Drug Dealing on your block????


"Go outside and enjoy the weather. May the force be with you.""

Why THANK YOU Donatella. And you have a nice day too. :)

The What

Someday this war is gonna end..


Edited at August 29, 2011 4:24 PM
August 29, 2011 4:31 PM - ij
I just got a call from a dept. chief at my company, offering me my choice of two committees doing national award selections, for a class of products my company specializes in. One was for best overall product, one was for best product in a certain format. I chose format - my boss thinks I should have picked best overall. Hmm - still think I'm right though.
Edited at August 29, 2011 4:31 PM
August 29, 2011 5:37 PM - bxgrl
Sounds great, IJ- despite what your boss thinks, you should go with the award committee you feel is best for you.
Edited at August 29, 2011 5:37 PM
August 29, 2011 5:43 PM - BoerumHillScott
Man, I'm tired.

The first day back from work after vacation is never fun, and with job stress and family travel stress added on top, I am beat.

Edited at August 29, 2011 5:43 PM
August 29, 2011 6:15 PM - cobblehiller
I'm beat, too. The past week or two has been beyond stressful and it ain't over yet! I'm looking forward to one day with no stress. Just one. Ok, maybe two. That would be nice.
August 29, 2011 6:19 PM - dibs
Obama's uncle arrested for DUI in Framingham, MA and also here illegally!!!!!!
Edited at August 29, 2011 6:19 PM
August 29, 2011 6:22 PM - cobblehiller
Oy, the media will have a field day with that!
August 29, 2011 6:24 PM - dibs
The arrest photo is not flattering either
Edited at August 29, 2011 6:24 PM
August 29, 2011 6:26 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
what mugshot is flattering? ain't exactly glamour shots props with hair and make-up at the po-po station!
Edited at August 29, 2011 6:26 PM
August 29, 2011 6:29 PM - petebklyn
I'm back in brooklyn. hooray. but just got email from neighbor upstate that power is restored. hooray.
Took all from freezer to sister-in-laws earlier.
Looks like nothing happened here.
August 29, 2011 6:30 PM - cobblehiller
Please! They don't give you a make-up artist! (I'm ready for my close-up!) : P
August 29, 2011 6:32 PM - minard lafever
here's the update on the hicks st elm.
Edited at August 29, 2011 6:32 PM
August 29, 2011 6:33 PM - minard lafever
...and damage to one of the houses it fell on
Edited at August 29, 2011 6:32 PM
August 29, 2011 6:33 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
jinx cobbly!
August 29, 2011 6:33 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
yikes! that poor house :-(
August 29, 2011 6:35 PM - cobblehiller
Great pix. That's some stump! Wow, I can't believe the windows didn't break! That's really something!

Ok, i owe you a coke! Actually, I owe you a game of Ping Pong and a coke now! : P
August 29, 2011 6:35 PM - Not_Logged_In
Anonymous: quote:
what mugshot is flattering? ain't exactly glamour shots props with hair and make-up at the po-po station!

LiLo disagrees

*rob*

Edited at August 29, 2011 6:35 PM
August 29, 2011 6:35 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
Yes! The ping-pong! We will schedule our birthday do-over and you and I will go play pingpong and sip cocktails :-)
Edited at August 29, 2011 6:35 PM
August 29, 2011 6:36 PM - cobblehiller
So who pays for that damage? The owners? The Co-op?
August 29, 2011 6:38 PM - petebklyn
co-op must have insurance...they would pay.
August 29, 2011 6:39 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
but would their ins. cover it if they don't have hurricane ins.? is this gonna be considered hurricane related?
August 29, 2011 6:39 PM - dibs
If it's a co-op, the co-op insurance pays.
August 29, 2011 6:41 PM - cobblehiller
That's why I'm asking, Snaps. If it's hurricane related, I'm not sure the Co-op's insur. would cover it.
August 29, 2011 6:42 PM - dibs
Falling trees are usually easy claims but if the insurance co is an asshole, they could say they won't pay because it was during a hurricane if there is a special exclusion for hurricanes which IS quite common
August 29, 2011 6:42 PM - minard lafever
the co-op pays. ironically the co-op wanted to take the tree down last year but the neighbors protested.
The house next door to that one was beat up too and one of its second floor windows smashed.
But compared to Vermont and Upstate, nothing much happened here in li'l old Brooklyn.
August 29, 2011 6:45 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
When my gramma died, the ins. co. informed my mom and aunt that my gramma's date of birth was three days off on the ins. application. They paid out all but $600 of the policy. My aunt and mom called me, asking what they could do. I told them to pop open some champagne because normally, the ins. co. would basically say eff you and send you back the premiums you paid and nothing else. Talk about lucky.
Edited at August 29, 2011 6:45 PM
August 29, 2011 6:46 PM - BoerumHillScott
Property insurance usually covers wind damage from a hurricane, but not water damage.

The owner of a tree us not usually responsible for the damage it does when falling, unless it can be shown that the owner was negligent.

Edited at August 29, 2011 6:46 PM
August 29, 2011 6:50 PM - dibs
How come the What is never here with intelligent banter when the market goes up???????
Edited at August 29, 2011 6:50 PM
August 29, 2011 6:52 PM - BoerumHillScott
FYI, I am banning The What's IP address each time he posts.
The picture he posted last week was the final straw for me.
Edited at August 29, 2011 6:52 PM
August 29, 2011 6:53 PM - bxgrl
he doesn't engage in intelligent banter, period.
August 29, 2011 6:55 PM - dibs
Beyonce sets record for twitter traffic. Sad. What's the world coming to?
Edited at August 29, 2011 6:55 PM
August 29, 2011 6:55 PM - minard lafever
agree with scott insurance covers damage from storms: hail, wind, snow, rain. It does cover water damage of course. That is the usual damage, but it does not cover flood damage from river or lake or ocean water. The home owners will file a claim with their insurance for a tree falling on their house. The insurance companies then negotiate with each other as to who pays what. Oddly, some insurance policies will not cover damage from a fallen tree that grew on your own property.

Edited at August 29, 2011 6:55 PM
August 29, 2011 6:58 PM - Not_Logged_In
Anonymous: Minard, thanks for those pictures. I am sending them to a friend who owns in a building across the
street on Hicks and is out of the country. She was nervous about where that tree fell exactly. I spent the afternoon clearing
debris from the backyard and trying to put all the stuff back. What a mess. But it was beautiful.
Edited at August 29, 2011 6:58 PM
August 29, 2011 7:00 PM - bxgrl
Toll from Irene is now 35. Leave it to Michelle Bachmann to say it was G-d's way of getting Politicians' attention. Then her campaign manager comes out and says Bachmann was "joking." For 35 families this was no joke.
August 29, 2011 7:00 PM - minard lafever
has anyone else noticed how well the stock market does as soon as Dave goes on vacation?
August 29, 2011 7:02 PM - dibs
I'm still here watching, Minard.
Edited at August 29, 2011 7:02 PM
August 29, 2011 7:04 PM - cobblehiller
" ironically the co-op wanted to take the tree down last year but the neighbors protested."

I remember that story very well!

We haven't been able to contact our friends in VT. Guessing phone lines might be down. I hope they're ok. : (
August 29, 2011 7:05 PM - dibs
Cobble, large portions of VT and Ct are without power and phones.
Edited at August 29, 2011 7:05 PM
August 29, 2011 7:06 PM - rf
Glenn Beck said that Irene was a blessing.
http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2011/08/glenn_beck_calls_hurricane_a_b.html
Edited at August 29, 2011 7:06 PM
August 29, 2011 7:06 PM - minard lafever
There was a dramatic video of one of Vermont's historic covered bridges just collapsing into the river. That bridge was probably 150 years old or more.

Edited at August 29, 2011 7:06 PM
August 29, 2011 7:09 PM - Not_Logged_In
Anonymous: My insurance policy doesn't cover damage from insects or vermin. Imagine my pique when I found out that the
2,000 dollars worth of damage cause by Rocky the psycho squirrel wasn't covered.
August 29, 2011 7:09 PM - bxgrl
Glenn Beck also believes in magic underwear. But in fairness, I think his point was to those who refuse to be prepared when hurricanes hit. Whereas Pat Robertson is wetting his pant in glee over the Armageddon he hopes and prays is coming.
Edited at August 29, 2011 7:09 PM
August 29, 2011 7:10 PM - Donatella
Hmm....I got signed out somehow. That was me whining about the squirrel who broke into my place.
August 29, 2011 7:12 PM - Donatella
I never watched Glenn Beck. I only see clips of him on other TV stations.
And followed the coverage of his "walk" on Washington etc. None of this
ever made me want to spend any of my life watching his show.
August 29, 2011 7:14 PM - minard lafever
bx: why do you pay any attention at all to these lunatics? You have to work on boosting your personal firewall and nonsense filter. It is very important to maintain mental health imo.


Edited at August 29, 2011 7:14 PM
August 29, 2011 7:16 PM - cobblehiller
"You have to work on boosting your personal firewall and nonsense filter."

I'm working on just that myself right now!!


August 29, 2011 7:16 PM - Donatella
Hi Pete, I am glad you got back ok.
August 29, 2011 7:17 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
my nonsense filter needs a good cleaning...it's rather clogged as of late!
Edited at August 29, 2011 7:17 PM
August 29, 2011 7:18 PM - Donatella
Minard to bxgrl: You have to work on boosting your personal firewall and nonsense filter.

Wow, great way to describe it.
August 29, 2011 7:19 PM - rf
Rick Perry, the current leader among the Republican field, said he's been reading a book promoting ways to get American Jews and Muslims to accept Jesus as their savior:
http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2011/08/rick_perry_is_reading_a_book_a.html
August 29, 2011 7:20 PM - minard lafever
I'm working on just that myself right now!!

....maybe I should start giving classes. If you grew up with an old man like mine, you learned early on how to filter heavily. It is a skill that has always helped me a lot.

August 29, 2011 7:21 PM - bxgrl
I actually don't pay attention to them other than in passing, Minard. I usually see a headline or article when I'm looking at something else. I'm not signed up with any newsletters or things like that. Google news sometimes has a headline. Pat Robertson I hear about because he was such a schmuck about 9/11, claiming- along with Falwell- that America deserved it for our "immorality" and gays. I think of these people as follies.
August 29, 2011 7:21 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
Minard, write up a column on the main page!
August 29, 2011 7:23 PM - bxgrl
"If you grew up with an old man like mine, you learned early on how to filter heavily. "

Did that involve sticking your fingers in your ears and going"nah nah nah?" Minard? I can do that :)
August 29, 2011 7:25 PM - Donatella
I agree with Snappy. Minard should write a column on how to make ones personal firewall and nonsense filter stronger.
I love thinking about it that way!
August 29, 2011 7:25 PM - bxgrl
"Rick Perry, the current leader among the Republican field, said he's been reading a book promoting ways to get American Jews and Muslims to accept Jesus as their savior:
http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2011/08/rick_perry_is_reading_a_book_a.html"

Would that be Jesus, the super of the building across the street? Because Perry's Jesus doesn't sound remotely like the Jesus my Christian friends believe in.
August 29, 2011 7:26 PM - cobblehiller
"Minard, write up a column on the main page!"

Brilliant! Do it!!
August 29, 2011 7:26 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
DonaT, we also need someone to come along and give us frizz-free tips! I'm still rockin' hurricane hair over here :-(
August 29, 2011 7:27 PM - cobblehiller
Perry has to get off the pipe, that guy has been smoking some weird sh*t!
August 29, 2011 7:30 PM - minard lafever
My father is still alive. people like him tend to outlive everyone around them. To this day if I'm driving him somewhere he insists on giving directions, often wrong of course, and when we are stopped at a red light he will say go! go!
I hear it of course, but it is effectively filtered out before reaching any susceptible brain cells.

August 29, 2011 7:33 PM - bxgrl
Sounds like my sister. Unfortunately she's hard to filter out. But I notice that alcohol makes her much more fun. At least when I'm the one drinking.
August 29, 2011 7:40 PM - minard lafever
The important thing to remember is that one's own mental health, and in the instance of driving, physical health, is far more important than the mental processing of any complaint or observation coming from someone pre-tagged as "viral" or "semi-viral".

August 29, 2011 7:41 PM - Donatella
Snappy, definately. My hair had expanded to its maximum volume crowding out all visibility behind
me. It was terrifying. It started with my Hurricane chic day with the mud spattered glasses and
went down from there.

I actually found a section of weather.com which is a "frizz" index.

It is the "Beauty Forecast" and you can sign up for frizz alerts.
http://www.weather.com/weather/health/beauty/forecast/11238

August 29, 2011 7:48 PM - bxgrl
Minard- even easier for me. I turn off the hearing aid. :)
August 29, 2011 7:50 PM - petebklyn
earthquake. hurricane. what is next disaster to happen? perry as president?

supposed to be interesting interview with dickless cheney - (new book coming out) -- we'll learn of the nastiness between members of the bush team.
Edited at August 29, 2011 7:50 PM
August 29, 2011 7:50 PM - Donatella
Growing up I thought my father was cracked and I ignored a lot of what he said.
But now, I think he is great, hilarious. I don't know when I became his living
laugh track but it was a while ago. He appreciates the fact that I appreciate his
bent humor.
Edited at August 29, 2011 7:50 PM
August 29, 2011 7:53 PM - petebklyn
I didn't hear how you made out with irene, donatella? any water problems?

(when I was on blog yesterday at friend's house -- the winds kicked up and then they lost power).
August 29, 2011 7:59 PM - cobblehiller
Minard, what do you charge per hour for this sage advice? And are you available on Wednesdays at 7pm? ; )
August 29, 2011 8:04 PM - Donatella
No water problems, Pete, thanks. There wasn't anywhere near the rain we had
a few weeks ago and it seems that my roof fix worked. One of the boughs of my
big tree landed in a neighbor's yard. It turns out that two other giant trees - not mine -
also fell in their yard, one of them piercing the roof of their extension. I was worried
about them and spoke to the renters. I knew I wasn't liable and thought that the owners
coverage would cover the damage. The renters said to forget it, don't even talk to the
owner who is paranoid and fixing everything himself since it is an illegal extension.
So I don't need to worry about that one. My insurance adjuster still hasn't shown up
for the first water problem. There were SO MANY claims for that day and he was
supposed to come over yesterday to assess the damage. Had to nix that plan.
Everything was ok this time, thank God.
August 29, 2011 8:11 PM - Legion
No, no, no,
you guys are going about it all wrong you see.
The objective is not to "filter out" disagreeable information or ideas that run counter to your world view,
the objective is to understand that there are different perspectives in this world and that often times one is not necessarily correct.

That being said, one must additionally understand that there is such a thing as objective truth when it comes to events and ideologies on the macro level.

Wisdom is the realization that adapting to a changing environment around us, be it political, social or economic, is simply the application of a basic survival instinct which is the basis for our inherent human intelligence.
Edited at August 29, 2011 8:11 PM
August 29, 2011 8:21 PM - minard lafever
Legion, the filter is for any specific information, it is for the source of information. Try to keep up.

August 29, 2011 8:23 PM - CGar
Is it a bad thing that Montero's bartender texts me to come over and drink? On a school night??
August 29, 2011 8:24 PM - Donatella
Legion, you are correct. There IS such a thing as objective truth. Sometimes certain things
are so aggravating in that they fly in the face of empirically observable, objective truth that
one has to make a decision on how to deal with them. How to pick your fights. And sometimes
tuning out crazies is a good idea. Why mushrooms? (the old joke about keeping them in the
dark and feeding them s..t.?) BTW, where is that beach that you took pictures of? Where in
Queens? Can you say?
August 29, 2011 8:27 PM - cobblehiller
"There IS such a thing as objective truth. "

Rarely, but please go on. This should be entertaining.
August 29, 2011 8:34 PM - BoerumHillScott
My truth is the objective truth.

The rest of you are just wrong.
August 29, 2011 8:36 PM - cobblehiller
"My truth is the objective truth.

The rest of you are just wrong."

Exactly!!
Edited at August 29, 2011 8:36 PM
August 29, 2011 8:38 PM - BoerumHillScott
I'm glad Cobble finally acknowledged my intellectual superiority.
August 29, 2011 8:39 PM - CGar
Guess Legion's been drinking again.
August 29, 2011 8:40 PM - cobblehiller
Oh for the love of g*d....
Edited at August 29, 2011 8:40 PM
August 29, 2011 8:40 PM - CGar
Hey, Legion, not for nothing (whatever the hell that means), but you're on my shit list.
Edited at August 29, 2011 8:40 PM
August 29, 2011 8:41 PM - Legion
minard,
True, filtering a known source of bad information is warranted.
But sometimes it leads to assumptions and generalizations, therein lies the danger to the listener.

donatella,
The beach photos were taken in BH.......Belle Harbor. :o)

cobble,
some objective truths:
1+1 = 2
The sky is blue.
The speed of light is 186,000 miles per second.

...except when one of the numbers is imaginary,
...except when you are looking at the sky on mars
...except when light is observed from the edge of a black hole.

;o)
Edited at August 29, 2011 8:41 PM
August 29, 2011 8:43 PM - CGar
Guess Scott's been drinking again, too.
Edited at August 29, 2011 8:43 PM
August 29, 2011 8:43 PM - minard lafever
Objective truth has nothing to do with blocking out annoying people and their destructive words.
It's not about truth, it's about toxic personalities.
Sheesh, objective truth...now we're discussing Plato?

August 29, 2011 8:44 PM - Legion
CGar,
Why aren't you the meanie!
What did I do that made you mad at me? :o(
August 29, 2011 8:44 PM - BoerumHillScott
"Guess Scott's been drinking again, too."

I'm not sure I ever stopped.
Edited at August 29, 2011 8:44 PM
August 29, 2011 8:46 PM - CGar
And Minard is either drinking or chaneling jackal. Or got hit in the head by the Mansion House tree.
Edited at August 29, 2011 8:46 PM
August 29, 2011 8:46 PM - cobblehiller
CGar has a long list. I hear I'm on it, too, legion.
August 29, 2011 8:47 PM - BoerumHillScott
In theory, my parents will be on a plane 10 hours from now that will take them home.

I've loved spending time with them, but will be nice to have the apartment back to normal for a few days.

Then Friday night a college roommate of mine and his wife are showing up for 9 nights.
At least I don't have to play tour guide every day for them, and they will be the ones sleeping on the pullout sofa, not Wendy and me.
August 29, 2011 8:47 PM - cobblehiller
"Objective truth has nothing to do with blocking out annoying people and their destructive words.
It's not about truth, it's about toxic personalities."

FACT!!!
August 29, 2011 8:48 PM - cobblehiller
Personally, I think I need to work on drinking more.
Edited at August 29, 2011 8:48 PM
August 29, 2011 8:49 PM - CGar
Legion. Legion, Legion, Legion. By my count, you've missed the last 5 gatherings. And, yes, I keep track.
August 29, 2011 8:50 PM - CGar
Good point, Scott.
Edited at August 29, 2011 8:50 PM
August 29, 2011 8:52 PM - CGar
I would say that cobble's been drinking, too ... But I'd really not be thrown off the deck in my sleep. Yet again.
Edited at August 29, 2011 8:52 PM
August 29, 2011 8:52 PM - Legion
Donatella,
About the mushroom:

"Then it got down off the mushroom, and crawled away in the grass, merely remarking as it went, `One side will make you grow taller, and the other side will make you grow shorter.'
`One side of WHAT? The other side of WHAT?' thought Alice to herself. `Of the mushroom,' said the Caterpillar, just as if she had asked it aloud; and in another moment it was out of sight."
Alice in Wonderland
Edited at August 29, 2011 8:52 PM
August 29, 2011 8:53 PM - minard lafever
cgar, I have had one or two cocktails. But gimme a break, we just went through a goddam hurricane.
August 29, 2011 8:53 PM - Donatella
Scott, I have to say what you have been doing in terms of entertaining is
unbelievable. I am not capable of dealing with that much company. I think
I would probably be catatonic.
Edited at August 29, 2011 8:53 PM
August 29, 2011 8:55 PM - cobblehiller
I may or may not be drinking, too, CGar. But given what's going on, I'm going to say it's more than justified.
August 29, 2011 8:55 PM - Legion
...and I took that photo of the mushrooms myself!
They were really nice mushrooms. I wish I knew more about the different species. I wonder if these were edible?
Edited at August 29, 2011 8:55 PM
August 29, 2011 8:57 PM - CGar
Nonsense, cobble. And I don't have a long list. I have only 2 people on my list, both of whom stopped speaking to me, my corn muffin stuffing cousin and my ex-friend of 30 years, both stories you know.
August 29, 2011 8:59 PM - CGar
Cobble, there's never a need to justify drinking.
August 29, 2011 9:00 PM - Donatella
Ok, Legion. I think you are talking about keeping an openness to the truth. Sometimes people who tell the
truth are obnoxious and we don't want to hear it. The prophets like Jeriamiah were all pains in the ass.
Some people are destructive though and there are different ways to fight them and tuning them out is one
way since you have to pick your fights AND how to fight them.
August 29, 2011 9:00 PM - bxgrl
Is everyone drinking?Huh? Are we? Huh?Huh?
The problem with "objective truth" is that everyone thinks theirs is objective and the rest of us are subjective. It is confusing. :)
August 29, 2011 9:01 PM - cobblehiller
Minard, I'm prepared to pay you $150/hour for your advice if my insurance recognizes you as an out-of-network provider!
August 29, 2011 9:01 PM - CGar
Minard, (a) see my last post to Cobble; and (2) it DRIZZLED for 2 days, so spare me the hurricane chatter!
August 29, 2011 9:04 PM - CGar
Legion, now I'm pissed cuz you're ignoring me.
August 29, 2011 9:04 PM - Legion
Sorry CGar,
I will try my best to attend the next gathering,
there are many here that I have yet to meet (although I'm sure some would prefer to keep it that way.)

I always enjoy seeing you and chatting of course.
August 29, 2011 9:05 PM - minard lafever
Those mushrooms look lethal. They have brown warts. I make it a point of principle never to eat anything with brown warts.


Edited at August 29, 2011 9:05 PM
August 29, 2011 9:06 PM - CGar
eWife, I'm glad you survived Irene. And I hope your feeling better. The books came - we need to do a book signing with you and that bimbo you live with.
August 29, 2011 9:12 PM - bxgrl
Some people wield their idea of truth like a weapon. I think truth is a bunch of evershifting realities and sometimes one version works, then another does. I think people are capable of "objective" research and method - of course defined by non-objective people-, but I don't think humans are capable of objective interpretation. Not when everything is filtered through that big pile of organic synapses in our skulls. Only zombies are really objective. If you can call it that. :)
Edited at August 29, 2011 9:12 PM
August 29, 2011 9:13 PM - Legion
...drinking sounds like a good idea right now.
I think I have a bottle of Sangria in the fridge,
I'll be right back.
August 29, 2011 9:15 PM - bxgrl
We did survive, ehubby. Am doing better- this new medication works, thank G-d! I can only wonder why none of the doctors who treated me at Mt. Sinai ever thought to prescribe it.

Will be happy to sign them- hope you liked them :)
Edited at August 29, 2011 9:15 PM
August 29, 2011 9:16 PM - Donatella
Bxgrl, please take care of yourself and get better. In the background, Wrestling is on and I have to turn that SHIT off. That is the bullshit filter I am activating right now. 'night.
Edited at August 29, 2011 9:16 PM
August 29, 2011 9:17 PM - bxgrl
Drink some for me. Legion. I won't be drinking again for some time to come :(
August 29, 2011 9:17 PM - bxgrl
Thanks, Dona- I may put on wrestling so I can have a good laugh :)
August 29, 2011 9:20 PM - Legion
Sorry you haven't been feeling well bxgrl.
I hope the new treatment regimen works for you.
August 29, 2011 9:22 PM - minard lafever
does sangria come pre-made in a bottle now? how tacky.


August 29, 2011 9:24 PM - bxgrl
Legion, on top of nexium they have me on sucralfate. I hadn't heard of it before. And the cocktail they gave in the emergency room worked really fast, with some other pill. But it took until the next day before the attacks stopped. They were great at the hospital. The Hispanic doctor who treated me used to live in Queens in the 90's before he decided to move upstate. He loves it.
Edited at August 29, 2011 9:24 PM
August 29, 2011 9:41 PM - Legion
Great to hear bxgrl.
Sucralfate has been around for decades though.

minard,
who has time to mix sangria in a bowl?
I once had peach sangria at Bolo in Manhattan,
it was great but for the price, I would rather take a bottle
of Carlo Rossia and just shove some sliced apples and oranges in there.
Edited at August 29, 2011 9:41 PM
August 29, 2011 9:43 PM - minard lafever
legionaire, you mix sangria in a pitcher not a bowl. it is not cake mix.

August 29, 2011 9:45 PM - Legion
...here's a funny story,
I went out to a place in Tribeca with friends a couple of years ago.
A place called Luna. Don't know if it's still there.
Anyway, we went for the "house" Sangria.
It was excellent! We kept ordering pitcher after pitcher.
Finally, I looked behind the bar to see how they were preparing it and I see a gallon jug of one of those mass producers. He was basically just pouring it into a pitcher and mixing it with fruit.
Edited at August 29, 2011 9:45 PM
August 29, 2011 9:48 PM - Legion
...bowl or pitcher minard,
what's the diff, it all goes down the same.
It's not like you're talking about an Opus One here.
It's fruit juice with alcohol in it.
Next you'll tell me you have to let the Sangria breathe
before drinking it.
lol.
Edited at August 29, 2011 9:48 PM
August 29, 2011 9:50 PM - Legion
Waiter: How is your Sangria sir?
Drinker: Well let me see here (swirling glass)
looks like the glycerin levels are good. Let's see the nose
(breathes in orange pit).
Waiter: Let me know when you've decided if it's vintage or not.

August 29, 2011 9:50 PM - CGar
There's a PLUSA who makes great Sangria. I'd have Sangria if I wasn't on my 4th Jameson shot.
August 29, 2011 9:52 PM - Legion
CGar,
Minard is giving me a hard time cause
I told him I had a bottle of Sangria in the fridge!
harrumph...
August 29, 2011 9:54 PM - Legion
...hey,
I just looked at the bottle,
at least it's actually Spanish.
Could be worse,
could be made in Hoboken.
Tastes pretty good actually. :o)
August 29, 2011 9:55 PM - minard lafever
My favorite type of sangria, there are so many variations, is the classic Spanish kind: red house wine mixed with orange juice and a bit of brandy, add finely cut oranges, lemons, and limes, a bit of honey, and place in the fridge overnight. add ice when serving.

August 29, 2011 9:57 PM - Legion
That definitely sounds better than what I'm drinking here minard
but I'm trying to get a buzz before the next Hurricane.
August 29, 2011 10:02 PM - petebklyn
what do you mean school night, cgar? I thought you dropped out. Did you sign up for GED classes?
August 29, 2011 10:05 PM - petebklyn
I was in liquor store other night -- and kind of peeking around to see if sold bottled sangria -- we were having friends over for faux fajitas kind of dinner....but short on time and was not going to make my own. I didn't see any and was
embarrassed to ask if premade was still sold these days? like Yago.
August 29, 2011 10:09 PM - Legion
haha pete,
Yago is still around.
...and so is Lancer's
August 29, 2011 10:12 PM - Legion
...though Lancer's isn't Sangria,
it's one of those mass produced type of products from back in the day.
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August 29, 2011 10:15 PM - Arkady
I used to love Lancer's. And what was that sparkling Spanish rose?
August 29, 2011 10:17 PM - Legion
Freixenet?
August 29, 2011 10:20 PM - Arkady
No, I think it was something de something & it came in a squat round bottle that was flattened front & back.
August 29, 2011 10:22 PM - Legion
Not familiar with that one Arkady.
I once got drunk in Central Park drinking Alize though.
That was fun.
I think that's a pre-packaged mixture of brandy and orange juice.
August 29, 2011 10:23 PM - Arkady
Oy! Sounds like packaged hangover.
August 29, 2011 10:25 PM - Legion
...oh,
it's Cognac and passion fruit.
August 29, 2011 10:32 PM - CGar
There's nothing better than eating a glass full of Sangria-soaked fruit.
August 29, 2011 10:42 PM - Legion
I guess I'll pour myself another glass then.
CGar, next time I see you, I'll bring you a bottle of Sangria. ;o)
Cheers and goodnight everyone.
August 29, 2011 10:47 PM - minard lafever
fun thread tonight!
Aducks!



August 30, 2011 7:40 AM - petebklyn
mateus? the bottle everyone used as a candle holder and let get covered with dripping candle wax?
Edited at August 30, 2011 7:40 AM