Thursday Open Thread
September 1, 2011 7:11 AM - BoerumHillScott

435 comments
September 1, 2011 7:53 AM - dibs
GM
#1
September 1, 2011 8:05 AM - dibs
Mel Gibson to pay $750,000 in alimony + child support
#2
September 1, 2011 8:08 AM - dibs
Another Apple employee loses prototype of Apple 5 phone
#3
September 1, 2011 8:09 AM - cobblehiller
GM

Wow, that's a lot of money!
#4
September 1, 2011 8:20 AM - cobblehiller
I wonder if the Apple employees are 'losing' the prototypes or being paid to 'forget' them or hand them off. Or maybe they're just a bunch of drunken fools! (Not that I would know anything about that, mind you.)
#5
September 1, 2011 8:21 AM - dibs
Sounded like it was the latter. Story said something about being in a tequila bar or something
Edited at September 1, 2011 8:21 AM
#6
September 1, 2011 8:23 AM - dibs
Venus Williams has Sjogren's syndrome, an autoimune disease with a prognosis for a long life but could be painful
Edited at September 1, 2011 8:23 AM
#7
September 1, 2011 8:23 AM - dibs
Apparently the most controversial issue in the US today is Chaz Bono in Dancing With The Stars
#8
September 1, 2011 8:24 AM - BoerumHillScott
It must be hard to be an Apple employee with the latest gadget.
Tech people love to show off their new gizmos to anyone they can grab, and having the latest iPhone before it is released is a huge status symbol.

On the other hand, Apple has some of the most draconian PR policies in the business when it comes to unannounced and unreleased products, so the employee's ability to fully make use of his technology bragging rights is limited.
#9
September 1, 2011 8:26 AM - dibs
OMG, Carson Kresley competing against Chaz and Nancy Grace on DWTS. Uggghhhhhh
#10
September 1, 2011 8:28 AM - dibs
Oh dear, apparently a private plane crashed taking off from P-Town last night
#11
September 1, 2011 8:29 AM - BoerumHillScott
I get everything I know about reality TV from the OT.
Edited at September 1, 2011 8:29 AM
#12
September 1, 2011 8:31 AM - cobblehiller
Well, it appears that in addition to draconian PR policies, they need to institute some draconian Security policies for their prototypes!
#13
September 1, 2011 8:34 AM - dibs
13 teens camping in the Arctic and were attacked by a polar bear. One killed and one boy had his head in the polar bear's mouth but got free, with a fractured skull and jaw and polar bear teeth embedded in his head. Bear was finally shot after he dragged one of the leaders 20 feet.
Edited at September 1, 2011 8:36 AM
#14
September 1, 2011 8:39 AM - dibs
Here's the bad local advertising I have to put up with here. Bernie & Phyl's are on constantly...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ry9d-0ur80o
Edited at September 1, 2011 8:39 AM
#15
September 1, 2011 8:45 AM - BoerumHillScott
My guess is that Apple's lock-down PR policies lead to the security issues for prototypes.
Most tech companies are more than happy to share details about new products, often a year in advance. Prototypes are pre-production models are routinely given to the press (including key bloggers) and large customers.

By creating a veil of secrecy around their new products, Apple feeds the mystique and hype surrounding them, but also creates an environment where the hunger for any information about new products leads to these incidents.

The cynical part of me would not be surprised if at least some of the "lost" prototypes were planned by Apple PR/marketing to feed into this whole cycle.
Edited at September 1, 2011 8:45 AM
#16
September 1, 2011 8:50 AM - Arkady
750,000 per what, dibs?
Edited at September 1, 2011 8:50 AM
#17
September 1, 2011 8:52 AM - dibs
750k per year
#18
September 1, 2011 8:53 AM - dibs
The mock up pics of what Qaddafi might look like as a woman are a riot
#19
September 1, 2011 8:54 AM - cobblehiller
I think it's total, Arkady. NY1 (In the Papers segment) just showed the Post or News article saying she turned down an offer for 15 million, and got this instead. Whoops.
#20
September 1, 2011 8:54 AM - DeLepp
Sounds like mel got off easy.
#21
September 1, 2011 9:14 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
alimoney is SUCH a scam!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! im not saying child support is a scam, that is only fair. however ive noticed that if someone is rich they have to pay absurd amounts of child support. why is that? how much you spend on your child shouldnt be contingent on your income. so many gold diggers in hollywood


*rob*

Edited at September 1, 2011 9:14 AM
#22
September 1, 2011 9:23 AM - DeLepp
A story a couple of months ago where Linda Evangelista is getting $46K a month for child support. The WSJ did a study and with private cars, kindergarten tuition and nannies that figure for NYC children is not so far-fetched.
#23
September 1, 2011 9:24 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
HAAAAA. this would be like over half my rent if i chose to live in a tent or igloo or teepee or a trailer!

"According to A Campground Grows in Brooklyn, the next time you're planning a camping or RV adventure, think Brooklyn

When New Yorkers get out of town, they often go to a place covered with trees and dirt known as "the country". When out-of-towners come to New York City, they usually end up in a hotel -- the Best Western or something. Now there's one destination that can accommodate them all: A campground is growing in Floyd Bennett Airfield at the Gateway National Recreation Area in the southern [art of the New York City Borough of Brooklyn.

There are 41 $20-a-night (camping) sites in the bushes between runways, and six on the tarmac for recreational vehicles, with plans for 90 campsites."

*rob*
#24
September 1, 2011 9:25 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
A story a couple of months ago where Linda Evangelista is getting $46K a month for child support. The WSJ did a study and with private cars, kindergarten tuition and nannies that figure for NYC children is not so far-fetched.

yeah but she was a supermodel. i think that's okay that her baby gets 46K a month. im talking like regular women who get absurd amounts of money and regular babies that get absurd amounts of money that they don't deserve as they haven't made the world a nicer place like people like L.E.

Edited at September 1, 2011 9:25 AM
#25
September 1, 2011 9:29 AM - BoerumHillScott
$20 a night is pretty typical for a campground on public park land. It is what you could expect to pay in a National Park, State Park, or developed National Forest area.

I keep thinking I may want to try the Brooklyn camping thing one weekend.
#26
September 1, 2011 9:30 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
I keep thinking I may want to try the Brooklyn camping thing one weekend.

disgusting. mutant bedbugs fer sure.

*rob*

#27
September 1, 2011 9:40 AM - Arkady
No bugs in your own sleeping bag.
#28
September 1, 2011 9:42 AM - dibs
New book for children about 9-11 very controversial. Couldn't ask for better publicity!!!!!!!
Edited at September 1, 2011 9:42 AM
#29
September 1, 2011 9:51 AM - dibs
More than 500 colleges across the country have banned smoking on campus.
#30
September 1, 2011 9:51 AM - Bedstuymaven
Is the 750,000 per year?
Edited at September 1, 2011 9:51 AM
#31
September 1, 2011 9:52 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
there was some article in the voice (that paper is SOOOOOOOOOOO bad and gets worse every year) but anyway i couldnt believe how much 9/11 not for profit organizations are pilfering monies, and how much people who sit on the board of directors and basically do nothing make at these non profits.

*rob*

#32
September 1, 2011 9:53 AM - cobblehiller
"Mel Gibson has agreed to pay his ex-girlfriend just $750,000 under the terms of their court settlement - a year after she is said to have turned down an offer of $15 million.

During a court hearing in Los Angeles, California, yesterday, Gibson and Oksana Grigorieva agreed the sum, which will be paid over a four-year period.


Edited at September 1, 2011 9:53 AM
#33
September 1, 2011 9:53 AM - Donatella
Hi everybody.....Sjogren's Syndrome is often one of the immune disorders part of the group of disorders
included in Lupus. The symptoms for Sjogrens are dryness of mouth, nose, eyes and at
times also arthritic conditions. Lupus often includes that plus other disorders, dominated by
inflammation of joints and connective tissue. There is other stuff too. It is not pretty. And
women mostly get these autoimmune diseases because our immune systems are highly
calibrated to accomodate alien DNA of a child whose DNA is obviously half from the father.
More things can go wrong. But SS you can live with.
#34
September 1, 2011 9:55 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
More than 500 colleges across the country have banned smoking on campus.

why dont they also ban drinking and sex? drunk driving kills tons of people, and lots of people get STDs and many die from it. so please sexual relations and please ban drinking and please ban fatty foods and soda and blah blah blah blah.


*rob*

#35
September 1, 2011 9:56 AM - dibs
$750k a year is a 5% yield on $15MM so, in some sense a wash since you could set $15MM up to yield 5% prettty easily. So Mel could keep the $15 MM, invest it and pay her the dividends while continuing to grow the principal and add on dividends over the years
Edited at September 1, 2011 9:59 AM
#36
September 1, 2011 9:56 AM - Donatella
The massive rainstorm which damaged my house was 8/14. I am just getting an adjuster in now. Tomorrow
at 11. Travelers is overwhelmed with claims of all kinds from that storm and now Hurricane.
#37
September 1, 2011 9:56 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
it's way too early in the morning for lupus, donatella

*rob*

#38
September 1, 2011 9:57 AM - Donatella
I decided to go with my "tried and true" handyman. He was supposed to be here between 8 and 9. Not here yet and no call and I have a busy day planned. This guy is completely exasperating.
Edited at September 1, 2011 9:57 AM
#39
September 1, 2011 9:58 AM - Donatella
I know *rob*. I actually tried to erase that but too early in the morning for me to do that properly.
Sorry.
#40
September 1, 2011 10:02 AM - Kensingtonian
Not sure if anyone has posted this but Mr. B was featured on Apartmenttherapy.com yesterday and apperently he is in their "design series"

http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/ny/news/next-wednesday-sept-7th-jonathan-butler-founder-of-brownstoner-and-the-brooklyn-flea-apartment-therapy-design-evenings-154846#comments

Edited at September 1, 2011 10:02 AM
#41
September 1, 2011 10:12 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
The Flea has become the biggest and most-lauded outdoor market in New York City and, according Travel & Leisure, one of the four best in the world.

LAUGHING MY FUCKING ASS OFF!
a big giant NOT to that quote. that whole article was one giant taint lick!


*rob*

#42
September 1, 2011 10:12 AM - Donatella
He just got here WITHOUT drywall. Grrrr....
#43
September 1, 2011 10:14 AM - Arkady
dona - Do you know any docs who specialize in auto-immune disease? This is for a friend of mine in Canada who can't get an appt for a year w/ the one doc there who does it.
#44
September 1, 2011 10:15 AM - Donatella
I walk over to the flea ocassionally. Even though it is a massive disappointment, there is one jewelry lady who has
nice stuff - antique nice stuff fairly priced. There used to be an art dealer - Bloom Antiques - I got some art from them
but they are gone now - on line. And one nice guy who has an antiques shop, but he only showed up ocassionally until he stopped coming. That's it. Totally. The rest is pretty terrible.
#45
September 1, 2011 10:20 AM - Not_Logged_In
Randolph: Zero comments so far on bstoner
#46
September 1, 2011 10:23 AM - More4Less
what is this stoner site??? sounds remotely familiar but dont quite ring a bell
#47
September 1, 2011 10:23 AM - Donatella
YES! Arkady. There is a very famous and wonderful guy who has offices in Jersey City and Newark. He is Dr. Robert Lahita.
He is a specialist in autoimmune disease and particularly knowledgeable about women and Autoimmune disease. He is an excellent diagnostician, also a microbiologist so knows all the new drugs (tries NOT to use prednisone) and is socially intelligent too. It was not so hard to get an appointment for us. I have dealt with this since I have a family member with lupus. We met him in Jersey City, close to Path. He wrote a good book about women and lupus. Anyway, here is his site:
http://doctorboblahita.com/index.htm



#48
September 1, 2011 10:24 AM - Donatella
HEY, M4L!!!!!! You're back!
#49
September 1, 2011 10:25 AM - More4Less
I miss NYC
#50
September 1, 2011 10:26 AM - More4Less
Donatella, still in chapel hill.
#51
September 1, 2011 10:29 AM - Donatella
What do you miss about NY, M4L? What is Chapel Hill like? I've never been there. (been to Raleigh and Durham is it far from the "triangle"?)
#52
September 1, 2011 10:37 AM - More4Less
it's mall, mall, and more malls. am not a big shopper so this is zzzzzzz. chapel hill is mainly residences other than UNC campus. all the nearby shops, malls, etc are in Durham
Edited at September 1, 2011 10:37 AM
#53
September 1, 2011 10:38 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
uh, malls are more than just about shopping. i kinda miss malling :(


*rob*

#54
September 1, 2011 10:39 AM - More4Less
later. got to get ready to drive to an outlet mall. next trip need to be to vegas
Edited at September 1, 2011 10:39 AM
#55
September 1, 2011 10:40 AM - More4Less
Rob, lots of mall where your grandma is located but I don't see you taking advantage of that.
#56
September 1, 2011 10:41 AM - dibs
"uh, malls are more than just about shopping."

Yup, cruising.


The bathrooms in the Raffles Mall in Singapore and central Mall in Bangkok are notorious!!!!!
Edited at September 1, 2011 10:41 AM
#57
September 1, 2011 10:46 AM - dibs
OK...going out to the boat with friends that are here from Philly.
#58
September 1, 2011 10:50 AM - Arkady
Thanks, dona!
#59
September 1, 2011 11:06 AM - Donatella
Arkady if she has problems of any kind, I have somebody else. Also good, but Lahita better. I have an autoimmune assn (based in NJ) but also was so helpful to us. I will dig that up later.


Edited at September 1, 2011 11:06 AM
#60
September 1, 2011 11:17 AM - Biff Champion
Gender verification in aisle 4 please:

http://www.brownstoner.com/blog/2011/08/wednesday-blogwrap-13/?stream=true
Edited at September 1, 2011 11:17 AM
#61
September 1, 2011 11:25 AM - cobblehiller
Still zero posts over there. Yikes.
Edited at September 1, 2011 11:25 AM
#62
September 1, 2011 11:26 AM - cobblehiller
Tough call, Biff, but I'm going with female.
#63
September 1, 2011 11:29 AM - Arkady
I agree w/ CHiller.
#64
September 1, 2011 11:29 AM - DeLepp
If there were cuffs on the shorts-thin gay guy, otherwise female.
#65
September 1, 2011 11:31 AM - Arkady
Just read the piece on Mr. B & wonder when they got their statistics:
"... the site currently attracts more online traffic than all the Brooklyn newspapers combined — about 250,000 readers and almost two million pageviews per month. "
#66
September 1, 2011 11:31 AM - Biff Champion
Looks like a young Bob Dylan.

Or a young Barb Dylan.
#67
September 1, 2011 11:33 AM - cobblehiller
Do web bots create "page views"? I mean could a search engine hitting a page move the dial?
Edited at September 1, 2011 11:33 AM
#68
September 1, 2011 11:35 AM - Biff Champion
I have no idea what Apartment Therapy is. I guess I'm a loser.

I do know that Mr. B could use a comb and some shampoo. How long do you think it takes him in the morning to get that perfect messy look he goes for?
Edited at September 1, 2011 11:35 AM
#69
September 1, 2011 11:37 AM - Deleted
11217 was bragging once that his apartment was featured in a prominent "design mag"

what he really meant was apartment therapy - and it wasn't too difficult to find. not very impressive.
Edited at September 1, 2011 11:37 AM
#70
September 1, 2011 11:39 AM - cobblehiller
Apartment Therapy used to be a favorite read of mine. People come up with great solutions to living in small places, or cool closets, or other treatments/solutions. They have neat stuff on there.
Edited at September 1, 2011 11:39 AM
#71
September 1, 2011 11:40 AM - BoerumHillScott
For August, according to Google Analytics, our stats were 44,983 page views, 4,029 visits, and 724 Unique visitors.
That last number seems very high - it looks like they might be counting each day a person views the site as a unique visitor.

Those numbers do not look to include search engines.
Edited at September 1, 2011 11:40 AM
#72
September 1, 2011 11:45 AM - Arkady
But 23 to 31 seems low, doesn't it?
#73
September 1, 2011 11:46 AM - petebklyn
what is m4l doing in north carolina??
#74
September 1, 2011 11:48 AM - Arkady
Seeing in-laws I think.
#75
September 1, 2011 11:51 AM - BoerumHillScott
Good catch, Arkady

All the numbers I gave are actually from August 15, when I turned on Google Analytics tracking, until the end of the month.

Unique visitors per weekday range from 85-143.
#76
September 1, 2011 11:51 AM - rf
I wonder if those pageview stats for Brownstoner include the OT. 500 average posts per day times how many refreshes times 30 days a month is a big number.
Edited at September 1, 2011 11:51 AM
#77
September 1, 2011 11:52 AM - petebklyn
I think lot of people stuck visiting relatives on their few precious vacation days a year. Best not to live too far --- so can limit it to weekend or day trips.
#78
September 1, 2011 11:54 AM - petebklyn
how many different sign-ins have been created so far?
Edited at September 1, 2011 11:54 AM
#79
September 1, 2011 11:57 AM - BoerumHillScott
We have 70 user accounts, including admin, a test account, some aliases, and several spammers who have been blocked.
#80
September 1, 2011 12:00 PM - CGar
"Still zero posts over there. Yikes."

If only Mr. B had a stable of regular posters whom he could rely on to populate his threads...
Edited at September 1, 2011 12:00 PM
#81
September 1, 2011 12:01 PM - Arkady
rf - That's why I mused about when the stats were gathered. I'm betting it was before our being booted off.
#82
September 1, 2011 12:19 PM - ij
Where's a good place for brunch, in Manhattan but not in East or West Village?
#83
September 1, 2011 12:23 PM - Arkady
Weekdays or Weekends? Midtown? Hotels have good ones.
#84
September 1, 2011 12:24 PM - DeLepp
ij, cookshop in chelsea, jane on houston
#85
September 1, 2011 12:25 PM - ij
Weekends. I'm dating a Manhattanite and all my go-to places are rapidly being used up.

We went to Little Branch last night.
#86
September 1, 2011 12:25 PM - Kensingtonian
Yeah apartmenttherapy is a pretty cool blog. I don't read it everyday but I do skim through the pictures to see innovative design ideas people come up with. Some of the things are pretty neat. They also have another blog called Thekitchn.com that has really cool recipe ideas.

http://www.thekitchn.com/

Edited at September 1, 2011 12:25 PM
#87
September 1, 2011 12:25 PM - ij
Gracias, cookshop.
#88
September 1, 2011 12:29 PM - Kensingtonian
Jester, try http://www.5ninth.com

or http://www.petiteabeille.com are always a safe bet.
Edited at September 1, 2011 12:29 PM
#89
September 1, 2011 12:38 PM - ij
Thanks Kens, filed into memory banks.
#90
September 1, 2011 12:38 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
while we are on food, gimme the name of a good place to get steak frites that isn't crowded on a thursday nite (usually) and doesn't cost an arm and a leg and is in the p.s. vicinity.
#91
September 1, 2011 12:42 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
anyone? anyone? beuhler?
#92
September 1, 2011 12:42 PM - Kensingtonian
Snappy go to the place Denton and I like....Le P'tit Paris. Very close to you.
Edited at September 1, 2011 12:42 PM
#93
September 1, 2011 12:44 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
kens, where is that?
Edited at September 1, 2011 12:44 PM
#94
September 1, 2011 12:48 PM - DeLepp
IJ, try riverpark too. Sit outside on one of the picnic tables.
http://www.riverparknyc.com/menus.php
#95
September 1, 2011 12:49 PM - Kensingtonian
http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&gs_upl=3671l4655l1l4827l9l6l0l0l0l0l625l625l5-1l1l0&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.&biw=1080&bih=598&wrapid=tlif131489574379010&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=le+ptit+paris+brooklyn&fb=1&gl=us&hq=le+ptit+paris&hnear=0x89c24416947c2109:0x82765c7404007886,Brooklyn,+NY&cid=0,0,3275080214592699717&ei=ibdfTrLLMIeQsAKCu-En&sa=X&oi=local_result&ct=image&ved=0CAQQ_BI

Edited at September 1, 2011 12:49 PM
#96
September 1, 2011 12:55 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
untie her from that radiator!!!

*rob*

Edited at September 1, 2011 12:55 PM
#97
September 1, 2011 12:57 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
don't any of you ever cook your own meals?

*rob*

#98
September 1, 2011 1:06 PM - DeLepp
"don't any of you ever cook your own meals?"

I make a lunch daily and weekends.
#99
September 1, 2011 1:08 PM - rf
I cook, almost every day.
September 1, 2011 1:09 PM - Kensingtonian
What is this "cooking" you speak of? I only know how to eat out or order out :o/.
Edited at September 1, 2011 1:09 PM
September 1, 2011 1:10 PM - Kensingtonian
oh and Rob, I wouldn't consider vinegar sandwiches "cooking".
Edited at September 1, 2011 1:10 PM
September 1, 2011 1:14 PM - ij
My idea of personal wealth is disposable cash to buy your lunch everyday if you wish.
September 1, 2011 1:25 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
i slice tomatos to put on my vinegar sandwich. also, i do cook lots of stuff, i dont ONLY eat vinegar sandwiches!

*rob*

Edited at September 1, 2011 1:25 PM
September 1, 2011 1:35 PM - Kensingtonian
I am not wealthy and I buy breakfast and lunch everyday :o/.

Slicing tomatoes is NOT cooking. Boiling pasta is not cooking either. Get back to me when you make your own sauces or dressing and stuff. That may be considered cooking.
Edited at September 1, 2011 1:35 PM
September 1, 2011 1:38 PM - Biff Champion
"and 724 Unique visitors. That last number seems very high - it looks like they might be counting each day a person views the site as a unique visitor."

A bit late to comment on this, but is it possible The What's 400 posts within minutes the other day (presumably all from unique IP addresses) skewed this number?

September 1, 2011 1:40 PM - Donatella
Good God. I waited till worker came to go pick up my car which had its catalytic converter replaced (Ka-ching $$$), I am
driving back and he calls me. Tenant's walls are still soaked, back wall of apartment has to be removed, insulation removed, then everything replaced. Freaking insurance guy coming tomorrow, weeks after original disaster. Tenant taking this week off, next week too, Mother will come and stay with her. So I am trying to communicate with worker to get to our action plan: How to get the work done correctly and how to organize the various tasks with minimum disruption to her. My problem is that I usually am discussing these things when I am a little upset and he goes around and around and around and it becomes a game of 20 questions where I am trying to control my self and communicate clearly. Finally we have a plan. Hopefully, I can get everything done including painting and getting a cleaning lady to remove any dust all by Tuesday. Maybe she can help her clean her apartment too, which is clean but has 10X the amount of stuff the place can handle and is always in complete disorder. Now I am going to see my friend who has lung cancer. WHO HAS TIME FOR A JOB?
September 1, 2011 1:44 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
i make an insane turkey meatloaf!!! that's cooking, it's all fresh ingredients! soRrrrrRRrrrRRR not all of us are rachel fucking ray

*rob*

September 1, 2011 1:46 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
Tenant taking this week off, next week too, Mother will come and stay with her.

:-/ wow, what a baby having mommy come and stay with her while a wall gets fixed. :-/
donna, seriously, stop renting to people like them!!! HASSLE! if it was someone like me id be like dont even worry about it the damage, ill just hang a tapestry over it or something


*rob*

September 1, 2011 1:51 PM - Arkady
rob - Among other things, dona can't just toss a tenant who has a lease.
September 1, 2011 1:53 PM - BoerumHillScott
The What's 400 posts came from the same IP address, and I'm not sure they were even tracked, depending on how he did it.

The daily unique visitor numbers are fairly constant, and seem to be a bit more stable than the other stats.

September 1, 2011 1:54 PM - Biff Champion
"ill just hang a tapestry over it or something"

I haven't gone back to read all of Jester's posts, but am confident this is a GOTD frontrunner today.
September 1, 2011 1:55 PM - Biff Champion
Interesting, BHS. Thanks
Edited at September 1, 2011 1:55 PM
September 1, 2011 1:57 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
"Leases have meant to be broken..." Mrs. Hallett from The Little Girl Who Lives Down The Lane. of course Mrs. Hallet wound up dead in the cellar for trying to kick Jodie Foster out of her rental home. best.movie.EVER!!!

*rob*

September 1, 2011 1:57 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
"leases have KNOWN to be broken i mean"

*rob*

September 1, 2011 1:58 PM - Biff Champion
The Leaning Tower of East NY

http://www.brownstoner.com/blog/2011/09/house-of-the-day-526-essex-street/?stream=true
Edited at September 1, 2011 1:58 PM
September 1, 2011 2:00 PM - Donatella
*rob* Mother coming to visit has nothing to do with the wall. It was a planned visit. Their little vakay together since mother is from Chicago. So imagine if you were having your mother over to stay with you in the middle of a construction project. And imagine if you were the landlord trying to get the work done. I just want to get it done with the minimum of hassle to her (and myself). She is actually a good tenant just feeling cranky and trying to control it.
September 1, 2011 2:01 PM - bxgrl
I just wanted to comment on rob's mentioning the Village Voice article. A lot of it was greatly upsetting because not only do I know most of the people mentioned (some of them are friends), but I worked with a number of them helping them get started. Some of that article is spot on, rob. That guy, Forras- they nailed him. He's a user and self-promoter.The museum salaries of the top management are outrageously high- but they lumped places like the Tribute Center and Friends of Firefighters in with thse others groups and please believe me when I tell you, those organizations are led by some of the hardest working and most ethical people I know. What the voice neglects to point out is that none of these organizations ( leaving aside the museum and Gear Up) can operate or accomplish everything they have without staff, space or supplies. In NYC standards, most of them are making good, but not great salaries but don't forget, they created, built and run their organizations. They have put in countless hours and much of their own money launching and building them. For some of them, it's all that they do- they weren't rich people who sit on corporate boards. Most of them were regular people who for one reason or another were passionately motivated to create something good out of tragedy.
Edited at September 1, 2011 2:01 PM
September 1, 2011 2:03 PM - ij
Yesterday I walked in on my boss calculating the odds that a firefighter he'd made eye contact with on 9/11 had lived or died.
September 1, 2011 2:06 PM - Biff Champion
"Yesterday I walked in on my boss calculating the odds that a firefighter he'd made eye contact with on 9/11 had lived or died."

He's definitely PLUSA material.

September 1, 2011 2:08 PM - bxgrl
Wow- that's strange, IJ. Tell him he can find out if he goes to www.thebrooklynwall.org. All the pictures are there.

September 1, 2011 2:11 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
who the eff does that? who the eff would think to do that? freakazoid.
September 1, 2011 2:12 PM - Kensingtonian
IJ, I didn't know you worked for an insurance company
Edited at September 1, 2011 2:12 PM
September 1, 2011 2:12 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
So imagine if you were having your mother over to stay

lol.

*rob*

September 1, 2011 2:15 PM - Donatella
Ok, imagine you were having a guest, *rob*. Sigh. I feel better we have a plan. It'll be ok.

Off to NJ. Have a good day.
September 1, 2011 2:17 PM - denton
"don't any of you ever cook your own meals?"

Umm, remember I'm the guy that got laughed at cuz I don't do takeout?
Edited at September 1, 2011 2:17 PM
September 1, 2011 2:19 PM - denton
"i make an insane turkey meatloaf"

Ground Turkey full of e coli from feces, never touch the stuff. I think two people died from it recently.
September 1, 2011 2:25 PM - Deleted
Hey folks;

I'm back, briefly. Did anyone see what happened on Brownstoner to me?

Brooklynista and her friends are going into overdrive on the PLG thread, shilling their neighborhood. So I posted the question: "Brooklynista, is this why you wrote the letter to Mr. B. requesting that the PLUSA's and the OT be kicked off the site - so that you and your friends can shill your neighborhood? The brokers who now support this site approve of your actions".

The comment stayed up for about 10 minutes, was starting to accumulate "likes", and was then removed. I received notice that I am blocked from the site.

My, my - lots of touchy folks out there.

Signed,

Benson the racist
September 1, 2011 2:25 PM - rf
Not if it's heated to 160 degrees F.
September 1, 2011 2:26 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
Denton, wait! Is there something out now about tainted ground turkey? I buy ground turkey!!! Yikes!
Edited at September 1, 2011 2:26 PM
September 1, 2011 2:32 PM - MontroseMorris
And I commented on your post Benson. I don't know whether or not Mr. B will take it down. Your remark was highly insulting, and here's what I wrote, and I stand by it. Your comment was hardly a shining moment.

"Oh what rot, Benson. And utter hypocrisy. Aren't you the guy who swore up and down six ways to Sunday for days afterward that you would NEVER post here again, after the horrible way Jon treated you and everyone else? For the record, Brooklynista did not ask or demand that, and I'm sure that she is amazed at the power she, as a single reader wields, in not only getting people and columns kicked off Brownstoner, but also in personally propping up the real estate values of an entire neighborhood. Wow.

I guess it's only shilling when you don't think much of the neighborhood and it's one I'm sure you don't know all that much about, and never visit. Whatever. Please go back to your cloud of resentment. It's nice to know that this site, which you have loudly claimed is now worthless, and has jumped the shark, and is run by someone as heinous as JB, is still on your lurk list. Oh, the irony."
September 1, 2011 2:32 PM - BoerumHillScott
Wow, that sucks benson, but unfortunately is not terribly surprising.
Mr. B has been very trigger happy just not on the delete button but on the "Ban User" button as well.
Edited at September 1, 2011 2:32 PM
September 1, 2011 2:34 PM - rf
Benson, I'd love to see what you posted, although I guess that's not in the cards since Mr. B. yanked it. I don't know why he won't just let his readers take care of the back-and-forth. I did read MM's responses that's what I am talking about re the back and forth.
Edited at September 1, 2011 2:34 PM
September 1, 2011 2:36 PM - Biff Champion
I'm not saying I agree or disagree with what Benson said (I actually wasn't paying much attention), but disagree with Mr. B's itchy trigger finger. So much for opposing views, whether we like them or not. And I'm not defending whatever it was that Benson said, just defending his right to say it.
September 1, 2011 2:40 PM - ij
I still like B'stoner for cultural news/openings, but this sudden editorial control is very puzzling.
September 1, 2011 2:41 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
Brooklynista is most definitely a whiney nag, Benson. A twatwaffle of the highest order.
Welcome to the banned from brownstoner club btw!!

*rob*

September 1, 2011 2:42 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
Ground Turkey full of e coli from feces, never touch the stuff. I think two people died from it recently.

there's ecoli from feces on like every surface of this city. im not going to worry about it in ground turkey that i properly cook. jeez. and im a total weirdo when it comes to stuff like that!!! did you ever see the SNL skit commercial for Fecal Vision Goggles? lol. goggles that you put on and wherever there is fecal matter on something it glows brightly.



*rob*

September 1, 2011 2:43 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
Hold on. Rob, you do not know Brooklynista to call her such things. I happen to have met her and find her to be a very lovely person. Until you actually meet someone, how about not degrading them on the internet. Extremely rude.
September 1, 2011 2:44 PM - Arkady
There seems to be a rampant epidemic of hypocrisy going around.
Snappy - You cook the life out of meat and bacteria both - don't worry.
Edited at September 1, 2011 2:44 PM
September 1, 2011 2:44 PM - denton
snaps, big recall Aug 3. Not sure if it applied to NYC but I know rob loves bugs, so I couldn't help myself!
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/43988256/ns/health-food_safety/t/cargill-recalls-million-pounds-ground-turkey/#.Tl_SQo7bx8Q
Edited at September 1, 2011 2:44 PM
September 1, 2011 2:45 PM - bxgrl
Brooklynista rarely even posted over there. Benson accusing her of getting the OT banned was ridiculous. John took your post down because it was a lie, and banned you because you've been an ass for ages. You've insulted him for years- he owes you nothing.
September 1, 2011 2:46 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
Denton, I havent bought any in a while, but arkady's right...i like my meat beyond dead!
Edited at September 1, 2011 2:46 PM
September 1, 2011 2:46 PM - BoerumHillScott
I assume that any ground meat or sausage can have nasty stuff in it, and always make sure to cook it well.
Edited at September 1, 2011 2:46 PM
September 1, 2011 2:48 PM - denton
I prefer to eat things not overcooked so I always make my own chopped meat, altho I find ground turkey to be disgusting in any form. I hope kens agrees that a man who makes his own chopped meat is cooking!
Edited at September 1, 2011 2:48 PM
September 1, 2011 2:49 PM - Arkady
I even made scrapple from scratch once. It was goooood!
Edited at September 1, 2011 2:49 PM
September 1, 2011 2:50 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
Hold on. Rob, you do not know Brooklynista to call her such things. I happen to have met her and find her to be a very lovely person. Until you actually meet someone, how about not degrading them on the internet. Extremely rude.

she said something nasty to me once in some thread over there, and i find her comments snobby and boring. it's the internet - we are allowed to like who want and who we dont.

*rob*

September 1, 2011 2:50 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
But Denton, ground turkey is sooooo good. I use it for tacos, sloppy joes, etc. I eat beef at restaurants, but don't cook it at home.
Edited at September 1, 2011 2:50 PM
September 1, 2011 2:51 PM - bxgrl
My father liked it when his burgers could be used as hockey pucks.
Edited at September 1, 2011 2:51 PM
September 1, 2011 2:51 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
You can like and dislike whoever you please. I don't take issue with that. But the nasty names you just attributed to her is disgusting. You can say them, and I can tell you what I think about them.
Edited at September 1, 2011 2:51 PM
September 1, 2011 2:51 PM - cobblehiller
benson's comment kind of cracks me up. I thought he already knew that the whole point of Brownstoner is to shill real estate. Of course Jon is going to try to skew things how he wants them! And, as we already know, he's more than willing to boot anyone he pleases off the site, one way or another.
September 1, 2011 2:52 PM - bxgrl
I love ground trukey too- but Arkady- what's scrapple?
Edited at September 1, 2011 2:51 PM
September 1, 2011 2:52 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
but then again it could have been someone with a similar name, i dont know. too many bland posters all kinda blend together after a while anyway.

*rob*

Edited at September 1, 2011 2:51 PM
September 1, 2011 2:52 PM - MontroseMorris
Brooklynista is a good friend of mine, rob, and you need to tone down the name calling to zero.
September 1, 2011 2:52 PM - denton
rob, I say nasty things to you all the time and you never called me a twatwaffle!

Of course you deserve them.
September 1, 2011 2:53 PM - bxgrl
rob- no one will ever accuse you of being bland :)

As much as I disagree with what Jon did, I have no sympathy for benson. He asked for it.
September 1, 2011 2:53 PM - Not_Logged_In
Randolph: Rob is right. The rules of etiquette are not the same on the internet as they are in real life. That's the beauty of it and something any self respecting blog addict should be aware of.
September 1, 2011 2:53 PM - denton
"My father liked it when his burgers could be used as hockey pucks."

I think it's a 'fifties thing. I hated steak until i left home and someone showed me how it was supposed to taste.
September 1, 2011 2:54 PM - Arkady
Scrapple is a melange of various meats & spices - indigenous to the Brandywine Valley I think. (Don't listen to whatever Snappy's about to say about it.)
Edited at September 1, 2011 2:54 PM
September 1, 2011 2:55 PM - Deleted
Me thinks some folks doth protest too much.


September 1, 2011 2:55 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
"That's the beauty of it and something any self respecting blog addict should be aware of.

And any self respecting person should have sense enough to treat and speak to people the way in which they want to be treated and spoken to.
September 1, 2011 2:56 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
Scrapple? AAAAAAAAUUUUUGGHHH!!!!
September 1, 2011 2:57 PM - Not_Logged_In
Randolph: I don't consider "Randolph" a person so feel free to use and abuse at will.

Snappy you sound like you need more real friends and less time in from of the computer.
Edited at September 1, 2011 2:57 PM
September 1, 2011 2:58 PM - denton
scrapple was kind of a white trash thing but it used to be sold in squares in the meat market... by Jones, who makes the other sausages. In its commercial version it's really like breakfast sausage without the skin. Slice and fry.
September 1, 2011 2:58 PM - MontroseMorris
"And any self respecting person should have sense enough to treat and speak to people the way in which they want to be treated and spoken to."

Bronze, 'em and put them on the wall. Truer words were never spoken.
September 1, 2011 2:58 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
Randi, sounds like you need to put your eyes in your back pocket so you can watch me kick your ass.
September 1, 2011 2:58 PM - Arkady
Oh, & I forgot, there's cornmeal in it too.
Edited at September 1, 2011 2:58 PM
September 1, 2011 2:59 PM - Arkady
And you serve it slathered w/ maple syrup.
September 1, 2011 3:00 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
GROSS!!!
September 1, 2011 3:01 PM - Deleted
Rob;

If you want to know how Brooklynista feels about you and others here, go back to the OT massacre thread. See who clicked on "like" when Mr. B. was trashing the PLUSA's. Also, compare her prose in today's thread with the letter that Mr. B. provided in that thread (from a supposed regular Brownstoner reader) to demonstrate the level of discontent with the PLUSA's.

Connect the dots.
September 1, 2011 3:01 PM - Arkady
Denton - It's more like British bangers than US sausages.
September 1, 2011 3:01 PM - Not_Logged_In
Randolph: Who invited the hall monitors?!
September 1, 2011 3:03 PM - denton
"Denton - It's more like British bangers than US sausages"

Ah, so now we're doing raunch hour here too?
September 1, 2011 3:03 PM - bxgrl
"rob, I say nasty things to you all the time and you never called me a twatwaffle! "

Is it necessary for us to point out why, denton ;)
September 1, 2011 3:06 PM - BoerumHillScott
Can't we all just love one another?

BTW, from the first entry in Urban Dictionary:

twatwaffle 390 up, 66 down
twatwaffle (twat-wah-full):
n.1 An elitist; someone unaware of their own limitations and highly critical of others.
n.2 A general prick. See: douchebag, n00b.
v.1 To ban; to totally pwn.
"That Tom Cruise is such a twatwaffle."
or...
"I was twatwaffled by @Blue-Six....it hurt, a lot."

Edited at September 1, 2011 3:06 PM
September 1, 2011 3:07 PM - Deleted
you mean there's cheerleading of houses selling for big bucks in marginal neighborhoods on brownstoner.com?

so shocked
September 1, 2011 3:09 PM - Arkady
Interesting that there's no genital tie-in w/ that term.
September 1, 2011 3:10 PM - bxgrl
I gotta trust arkady's taste here, snaps. You're food proclivities are well known (you don't like chocolate?!!) ;-)

benson- I think your paranoia is connecting a few too many dots. You love accusing people of stuff without proof. I know Brooklynista- she's a friend. And you're a fool if you think Jon shut down the OT because of anything any poster said. He is all about money- it was his advertisers. But please, keep spewing foolishness.
Edited at September 1, 2011 3:10 PM
September 1, 2011 3:11 PM - Kensingtonian
Heya Denton, chopping meat (nh) is definitely cooking, I'll give you that.

BTW, I know you don't venture out to Willyburg but I went to a spot that I think you'd love. I really like it. DH agrees that it's pretty good. http://www.cadaquesny.com/


Edited at September 1, 2011 3:11 PM
September 1, 2011 3:13 PM - cobblehiller
Snort. Seriously, DH. I'm beyond shocked to hear this "news". : P

September 1, 2011 3:13 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
Bxgirl, you gotta believe me on this one! Scrapple is garbage!!!
Edited at September 1, 2011 3:13 PM
September 1, 2011 3:13 PM - BoerumHillScott
Arkady, there were genital tie-ins listed on Urbandictionary, but they were down the list and had less up and more down votes.

The majority of definitions were along the same lines as the top one.
Edited at September 1, 2011 3:13 PM
September 1, 2011 3:14 PM - cobblehiller
"And you're a fool if you think Jon shut down the OT because of anything any poster said. He is all about money- it was his advertisers. But please, keep spewing foolishness."

Mmmm, I disagree. Mr. B specifically posted about complaints from non-PLUSA posters. So it wasn't all about advertisers.
September 1, 2011 3:15 PM - Deleted
Bxgrl;

I didn't say that Brooklynista acted alone. I've said that she and her fellow-travellers had some conversations with Mr. B.

As for "proof", I'll ask you since she is your friend, as well as others here: why would she click "like" (numerous times) when Mr. B. was trashing the PLUSA's? The massacre thread is there for all to see.
September 1, 2011 3:15 PM - Arkady
Snappy - Sage as you are on many issues, no one is going to listen to you when it comes to comestibles.
September 1, 2011 3:16 PM - rf
The syllable it starts with, "twat," is a very big hint!
September 1, 2011 3:17 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
LOL Arkady! But I'm occasionally right about food! Really, I am!
Edited at September 1, 2011 3:17 PM
September 1, 2011 3:17 PM - cobblehiller
What about Spam, Snaps? Would you eat that? Fried up?
September 1, 2011 3:18 PM - Arkady
I'll give you bacon. What else?
September 1, 2011 3:18 PM - petebklyn
"marginal neighborhood' is a relative term. My relatives use it a lot.
Hello Benson.
Wow - sounds more the old OT days today!

Just took a drive up toward woodstock from my place (about 8 miles)-
amazed at the mess -- people's furniture drying or being thrown out on front lawns. Trees down and removed from multiple locations....
you can see mud at some places where creek was up onto the road.
Maybe Bloomie's idea of planting all those trees in city is not the greatest idea.
September 1, 2011 3:18 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
SPAM IS DISGUSTING!!!!
September 1, 2011 3:18 PM - rf
Benson, for sure there were people that didn't like the OT and were happy to see it go. Opinions are like assholes...etc. But unless it meant bucks, i.e., less objection from the hand that feeds Mr. B., i.e., the real estate agencies, I am sure they were not a consideration. I, too, have met and liked Brooklynista. For sure she's not a real estate mogul!
September 1, 2011 3:19 PM - bxgrl
Spam? Snappy?? Cobble, think!! :)
September 1, 2011 3:19 PM - MontroseMorris
So what Benson? We're supposed to get all upset because she may, or may not, have approved of the end of the OT? Lots of people agreed with Jon's decision. We survived, as did he. Why fan the flames now? What does that have to do with a post about the sale of a house in PLG?

She, like Bob Marvin, has lived there for 20 years, and knows the neighborhood better than most. If she is a proud PLG booster, that certainly doesn't mean she's shilling for real estate brokers. You know nothing about her, where she lives, or what she thinks. But don't let that stop you from making a pronouncement about her motivations.
September 1, 2011 3:19 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
I'm right about bacon, cheese, warm bread, cold cocktails.....hmmmm...lemme think...
September 1, 2011 3:19 PM - Arkady
But that's my point, rf. Those definitions are mostly either neuter or masculine.
September 1, 2011 3:20 PM - bxgrl
See, cobble? Told you :)
Edited at September 1, 2011 3:20 PM
September 1, 2011 3:21 PM - Deleted
the PLG contingent over there has always rubbed me the wrong way. yes, we get it, there's like 5 nice blocks surrounded by some of the most depressing retail strips in your neighborhood.
September 1, 2011 3:23 PM - cobblehiller
"Spam? Snappy?? Cobble, think!! :)"

I knew what she'd say! I just wanted to see her reaction! : P
Edited at September 1, 2011 3:23 PM
September 1, 2011 3:24 PM - Arkady
I admit it, I like Spam too.
September 1, 2011 3:25 PM - Not_Logged_In
Randolph: I love it when DH cuts through the crap and just says it like it is.
Edited at September 1, 2011 3:25 PM
September 1, 2011 3:26 PM - BoerumHillScott
My dad went through a period when I was around 9 where a large part of his diet was crackers and canned meat products.
I don't think I have touched any or them since then.
September 1, 2011 3:26 PM - CGar
Did someone say we were looking for a name to replace "PLUSAs"? It's got everything from coctktails (npi) to cupcakes to glitter.
September 1, 2011 3:26 PM - cobblehiller
I like Spam, but only if you burn the edges. And it's well cooked/through. Otherwise, it's kinda gross.
September 1, 2011 3:27 PM - Arkady
Scott - Not even those little cocktail franks in a can?!?!
Edited at September 1, 2011 3:27 PM
September 1, 2011 3:27 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
FYI snappy, men can be twatwaffles too you know. So it wasnt THAt nasty

*rob*

Edited at September 1, 2011 3:27 PM
September 1, 2011 3:27 PM - petebklyn
"surrounded by some of the most depressing retail strips in your neighborhood." --
sounds real american mentality -- It is all about shopping, shopping, shopping.
Edited at September 1, 2011 3:27 PM
September 1, 2011 3:29 PM - rf
And on the other side, the most beautiful part of the park.
September 1, 2011 3:29 PM - BoerumHillScott
Uhhhhggggggg

I would probably like some canned meat products every now and then, but I can't bring myself to try them.
September 1, 2011 3:29 PM - cobblehiller
rob, it's sounds really nasty, ok? Isn't that good enough for you?
September 1, 2011 3:30 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
Vienna sausages...Pappa Snappy called 'em pig lips. Ate 'em with saltines.

ICK!
September 1, 2011 3:31 PM - dibs
Hi benson.. Just got back from boating.
September 1, 2011 3:32 PM - Arkady
Love those! Haven't had any (of those) in years.
September 1, 2011 3:32 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
Scott, ever eaten headcheese? DOUBLE ICK! Right up there with chitlins.

ok...now i've made myself turn green :-(
September 1, 2011 3:33 PM - dibs
Sorry, I'm not going to be a twatwaffle despite the fact that I've probably had wore dicks in me than all the twats combined!!!!!
September 1, 2011 3:33 PM - Arkady
O.K. I'll agree w/ you on head cheese.
Edited at September 1, 2011 3:33 PM
September 1, 2011 3:34 PM - Arkady
Great typo, dibs!
September 1, 2011 3:34 PM - Deleted
Imagine you are Mr. B. Your site has lost the buzz of the "New Brooklyn" and you're morphing it into a real estate advertorial. What kind of audience do your sponsors want? Do people in Brooklyn Heights or Park Slope need a site like Brownstoner to pump up their neighborhood? Doubtful. How about this plan: pumping up emerging areas.

In such a scenario, one wouldn't want to annoy readers from such areas. The advertisers would not be pleased.

Connect the dots.

If folks want to know why I don't let go of this issue, I ask people to go back to the exchange wherein I left this site. When Bxgrl started to reprimand me for that (highly, highly, highly) racist joke, she made a statement something like "This is why Mr. B. shut down the OT".
September 1, 2011 3:34 PM - cobblehiller
Ok, now can you both stop talking about it? I'm going to lose my lunch.
Edited at September 1, 2011 3:34 PM
September 1, 2011 3:34 PM - Deleted
yeah pete, i'm quite the shopaholic.


Edited at September 1, 2011 3:34 PM
September 1, 2011 3:35 PM - BoerumHillScott
I never did headcheese, although many in my family did.
No one in my family ate chitlins - that was only for black people where I grew up.

Some people in the family made their own blood sausage, and I still love cracklins.

A big difference between the two side of my family was that my dad's family sucked the heads when eating boiled crawfish, and my mom's did not.

September 1, 2011 3:37 PM - denton
"Sage as you are on many issues,"

There should be sage in scrapple.
Edited at September 1, 2011 3:37 PM
September 1, 2011 3:38 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
I love cracklins! Ever cooked up your own skins in the broiler? YUM!
September 1, 2011 3:38 PM - BoerumHillScott
I agree with some of what you say Benson, but Mr. B does spend a lot of time trashing new buildings, even though they make up a large part of his banner ads.
I don't think he ever insults his advertising buildings directly, but he does attack them in general.
Edited at September 1, 2011 3:38 PM
September 1, 2011 3:40 PM - dibs
"A big difference between the two side of my family was that my dad's family sucked the heads when eating boiled crawfish, and my mom's did not."

Was it a psychosexual thing???
September 1, 2011 3:40 PM - BoerumHillScott
I've only seen cracklins fried, usually over a propane burner outside.
Lots of restaurants and even gas stations growing up would have little bags of them for sale by the register, but they are so much better fresh.
September 1, 2011 3:41 PM - BoerumHillScott
There is almost no limit to the sexual jokes based on eating crawfish, many along the lines of "suck the head, eat the tail"
September 1, 2011 3:41 PM - cobblehiller
Are cracklins fried pig skin?
Edited at September 1, 2011 3:41 PM
September 1, 2011 3:41 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
And any self respecting person should have sense enough to treat and speak to people the way in which they want to be treated and spoken to.

well for what it's worth i kinda sorta prefer when people say nasty shit to me than say nice stuff hahaha. i tend to ignore nice comments.

*rob*

September 1, 2011 3:42 PM - Arkady
Deep fried!
September 1, 2011 3:42 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
Yes, fresh is the best way. My dad would first fry them then put them in the broiler for a couple minutes and wa la...noms! That and a cup of nehi peach pop. Oh, heaven!
September 1, 2011 3:42 PM - denton
There are many foods that remind me of my childhood, so I don't eat them. That is, if you can call most of them food.

Headcheese
Baloney
Spam
Vienna Sausages
Corned beef in a can
Spaghetti-Os and similar
Wonder bread
Velveeta cheese
Liverwurst
Apple sauce
Canned peaches etc
Grape jelly
Orange marmalade
Gulden's mustard

September 1, 2011 3:42 PM - wendybear1
"Ever cooked up your own skins in the broiler?"
Ugh. Not in my kitchen. EWWWW!
September 1, 2011 3:44 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
LOL Wendy!!!

Denton, the smell alone of baloney makes me ill. Especially when it's been fried and drowned with ketchup. :-(
September 1, 2011 3:44 PM - cobblehiller
I love the crispy skin off a freshly roasted bird. So good.
Edited at September 1, 2011 3:44 PM
September 1, 2011 3:45 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
Are spaghetti-os still made? There oughtta be a law against that garbage. Chef Boyardee is just wrong on so many levels.
September 1, 2011 3:45 PM - denton
Cobble, I didn't realize things were so bad you were roasting pigeons!
September 1, 2011 3:46 PM - Arkady
Denton - I like all of that stuff except headcheese & marmalade. (They hadn't invented Spaghetti-Os when I was growing up so I've never had them.)
Nehi Peach Pop! That sounds magnificent!!!
September 1, 2011 3:46 PM - BoerumHillScott
My son still eats spaghetti-os and similar products.
Yet more evidence of how crappy of a parent I am.
Edited at September 1, 2011 3:46 PM
September 1, 2011 3:46 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
Me and the cats fight over the skin when I cook up a turkey breast or a cornish hen.
September 1, 2011 3:47 PM - Deleted
Fried bologna is da bomb
September 1, 2011 3:47 PM - cobblehiller
Give it a week or two and it may be that bad, denton! I've got a trap on the deck! We may be stocking up for winter! : P
September 1, 2011 3:47 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
Arkady, you never had nehi peach pop? It was AWESOME!!! Wonder if that is still made.
September 1, 2011 3:48 PM - Arkady
Yeah, dh, w/ crispy curled edges.
Edited at September 1, 2011 3:48 PM
September 1, 2011 3:48 PM - ij
I eat a casserole of ground turkey, two cans of Spaghetti-O's, and peas every once in a while.
September 1, 2011 3:48 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
OOOOH! Amazon sells Nehi Peach Pop in cans! I'm ordering some! I used to take two doritos, put a single marshmellow between them and dip it in the nehi peach. YUM!
September 1, 2011 3:49 PM - cobblehiller
BHS, You kid doesn't eat what you eat? Isn't he like 10?
Edited at September 1, 2011 3:49 PM
September 1, 2011 3:49 PM - Kensingtonian
Denton, I never had any of those growing up (except Baloney and Wonder bread) and I won't touch them now.
Edited at September 1, 2011 3:49 PM
September 1, 2011 3:49 PM - Arkady
Snappy! We can order it! Comes in cans & bottles!!
September 1, 2011 3:51 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
I prefer cans. My pop cravings are few and far between and a bottle would go to waste. If you wanna order cans, I'm game!
Edited at September 1, 2011 3:51 PM
September 1, 2011 3:51 PM - BoerumHillScott
My son often eats what I do, but no always.
He is not a terribly picky eater over all, so when he requests something different at home we usually let him have it.

We almost never do the formal meal thing, and there are often times when we eat hours apart for various reasons.

September 1, 2011 3:53 PM - dibs
I eat liverwurst (only Mother Goose Brand) on wonder bread. I also love a baloney sandwich once every six weeks or so...on rye with mustard.

Good apple sauce and good canned peaches are quite good.
Edited at September 1, 2011 3:53 PM
September 1, 2011 3:54 PM - rf
My daughter likes her Chef Boyardee once in a while. THey make it in microwavable single-serve cups now. I can live with that.
September 1, 2011 3:54 PM - Arkady
But the bottles are smaller & you can put a stopper in them. W/ the cans you have to finish it all in one go. I'll do cans if you insist but I think bottles are better.
September 1, 2011 3:57 PM - Biff Champion
"Mr. B specifically posted about complaints from non-PLUSA posters. So it wasn't all about advertisers."

Cobble, I'm still not convinced. While that may be how Mr. B justified it, when DIBS et. al. called him on it and asked for specific examples of complaints, he didn't have much of a response (not that he needed to justify his decision). Plus, the End of the OT thread probably had more people post in support of the OT than were against it. My guess is his decision to end it, and his ensuing censoring frenzy, is advertising revenue related.
September 1, 2011 3:57 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
I insist! When I open a can, I rarely drink all 12 oz. Bottle stoppers never work for as long as I need them to. I may sip some now and come back to the bottle over a month later. Stoppers don't protect carbonation for that long. If i toss out remnants in a can, I don't feel as bad/wasteful.
Edited at September 1, 2011 3:57 PM
September 1, 2011 3:59 PM - Arkady
Bottles are usually only 6 or 8 oz.
September 1, 2011 3:59 PM - cobblehiller
Well, Biff, we can go back and forth on this all day, percentage-wise, but Mr. B brought it up, so I'm going to say some percentage of his decision was due to complaints from non-PLUSA posters. It's clear it wasn't his sole motivation but it was part of it.
Edited at September 1, 2011 3:59 PM
September 1, 2011 4:00 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
Arkady, shall we start with one order of the cans? It's 4 six-packs for $15
If yes, I'll order it now.
September 1, 2011 4:00 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
Bottles are 20 oz
September 1, 2011 4:03 PM - Arkady
Sure, Snaps. I've never had it so I hope I like it. (The bottles I saw were 12 oz. but s/h is probably a lot more since they're significantly heavier.)
September 1, 2011 4:04 PM - Biff Champion
Cobble, it could be true. Just my opinion that he used an excuse that was a lot more palatable and less controversial than telling his readership that he was caving to the advertisers. And for the record, even if I'm right, I can't say I blame him. It behooves him to try to present his blog as a more objective, credible website and not one big shill for real estate brokers, contractors, etc. etc. The fact he did away with the widget and made some other changes that appeared to cater to his paying clients adds to my theory.

But you're right, we could go back and forth on this. I have no real proof nor do I really care about his reasons. Just throwing in my 2 cents.
Edited at September 1, 2011 4:04 PM
September 1, 2011 4:04 PM - Kensingtonian
Since we are on food subjects, does anyone know where I can buy those fried onions for salads/dishes (French's or similar brand). I stocked up on those around Thanksgiving but I can't find them in a supermarket passed Nov/Dec and I really love those on just about everything :o/
Edited at September 1, 2011 4:04 PM
September 1, 2011 4:05 PM - Arkady
Fat lot of good it appears to have done him regardless of the motivation.
Edited at September 1, 2011 4:05 PM
September 1, 2011 4:06 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
6-8 ounces? 20 ounces? huh you people are nuts. bottles are 40 ounces!

*rob*

September 1, 2011 4:06 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
They do have 12 oz glass bottles, but it's more expensive for the same amount of pop, nevermind the s/h. 24 12oz cans cost $15, 24 12oz bottles cost $48!!!! I don't wanna pay extra for a glass bottle i'm only gonna pitch into recycling!!!
September 1, 2011 4:06 PM - Biff Champion
What Arkady said at 4:05.
Edited at September 1, 2011 4:06 PM
September 1, 2011 4:06 PM - Arkady
Kens - They're sold on both Amazon & eBay.
September 1, 2011 4:07 PM - Arkady
And you can ignore any concern about sell by or use by dates - they'll be pristine after a nuclear conflagration.
September 1, 2011 4:07 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
Kens, pathmark stocks that year round.
Edited at September 1, 2011 4:07 PM
September 1, 2011 4:09 PM - rf
Kens, I am sure you'll be able to find them year-round in the megasupermarkets in Buffalo!
September 1, 2011 4:09 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
GET THE F@CK OUTTA HERE!

Arkady, nevermind. The shipping on the cans is $26.50. RIDICULOUS!!!!
Edited at September 1, 2011 4:09 PM
September 1, 2011 4:10 PM - Arkady
Most sodas taste better in glass. The only Coke I'll drink has to be 6.5 oz in glass & made w/ sugar, not corn syrup. At Coke HQ in Atlanta there are coolers all over w/ free sodas but only one, in the executive suite, w/ real, authentic 6.5s. You can still get them everywhere else around the world fairly easily though.
September 1, 2011 4:11 PM - Biff Champion
"Kens - They're sold on both Amazon & eBay."

They sell fried onions on Amazon & eBay?

Edited at September 1, 2011 4:11 PM
September 1, 2011 4:14 PM - Arkady
Yes, Biffers.
Edited at September 1, 2011 4:14 PM
September 1, 2011 4:16 PM - dibs
Pod of dolphins beached in Eastham and released up here in Provincetown
September 1, 2011 4:19 PM - wendybear1
Snaps, is it available through amazon prime? I got that, and it has been worth it.
September 1, 2011 4:19 PM - Arkady
That's neat, dibs.
September 1, 2011 4:20 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
No, Wendy. No prime :-(
September 1, 2011 4:20 PM - cobblehiller
Hey DIBS, Did you get to see them??
September 1, 2011 4:22 PM - denton
"Denton, I never had any of those growing up (except Baloney and Wonder bread) and I won't touch them now."

Hah kens, I've always thought that immigrants back at that time where much better off , from a foodie perspective. A lot of the food they cook was a lot healthier than what Americans were eating in those dark days.
September 1, 2011 4:23 PM - dibs
No, didn't see them. :(
September 1, 2011 4:26 PM - Kensingtonian
Arkady, why aren't the date's important on them? Are they like chemically engrineered?!

And Biff, I had the same reaction (Amazon, Ebay WTF?)

RF, very funny!!!! I'll live without them in buffalo or just have them shipped from NYC! Grrrr.

Snapster, thanks! I'll stop by the Pathmark by Lowe's and pick up a couple of cans.
Edited at September 1, 2011 4:26 PM
September 1, 2011 4:32 PM - Kensingtonian
That's true denton. We had no such thing as preservatives in our food. Everything was made with fresh ingredients and everyone cooked. You couldn't buy anything premade in a supermarket and no restaurants offered take outs and people barely ate out (only for big occasions like weddings or round date anniversaries). Of course that all changed when we came to this country.

My parents barely eat out till this day and they can afford to if they chose to. My dad prefers to cook and convinced that he can satisfy his tastes much better at home than at a restaurant and they are not much for exploring foods so they are fine at home. They only thing they'll order from time to time is sushi or pizza as they can't really make that at home and only will order that when we have a small family dinner with sis and kids at their house for some occasion.
Edited at September 1, 2011 4:33 PM
September 1, 2011 4:33 PM - rf
Kens, you WILL be able to find them in the megamarkets in Buffalo!
September 1, 2011 4:35 PM - Kensingtonian
lol kk RF. I figured you're just poking at me! :o)

Thank god for autocorrect feature. Just corrected something I said that made no sense at all.
Edited at September 1, 2011 4:35 PM
September 1, 2011 4:36 PM - Deleted
DIBS;

Didn't realize you were on vacation. Have a great time.
September 1, 2011 4:39 PM - wendybear1
Grr! Trying to enforce TRUE room cleaning on a ten year old sucks.

I hope he finishes soonish.
Edited at September 1, 2011 4:39 PM
September 1, 2011 4:40 PM - dibs
Thanks, benson. Yes, out on the Cape in P-Town for two weeks
Edited at September 1, 2011 4:40 PM
September 1, 2011 4:41 PM - Kensingtonian
Any company that makes fried onions that's better than French's?
Edited at September 1, 2011 4:41 PM
September 1, 2011 4:41 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
Wendy, walk around with his favorite video game in one hand, a hammer in the other. Count loudly backwards from 100. Sometimes they just need a little motivation :-)
September 1, 2011 4:43 PM - Arkady
Durkee's, Kens.
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September 1, 2011 4:44 PM - Biff Champion
Arkady was right!~

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=fried+onions
Edited at September 1, 2011 4:44 PM
September 1, 2011 4:45 PM - dibs
This is absolutely ridiculous...new bill in California (of course) would make babysitters eligible for lunch breaks, rest breaks (need to hire a second one) and minimum wage and benefits...BABYSITTERS
Edited at September 1, 2011 4:45 PM
September 1, 2011 4:46 PM - Arkady
Biffy! [sob] You doubted?
Edited at September 1, 2011 4:46 PM
September 1, 2011 4:47 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
CA is desperate for someone else to tax. They need money. Badly.
September 1, 2011 4:47 PM - dibs
Kens wants french's fried onions????? I thought those immigrants didn't eat junk food. These are the ultimate white trash food,
Edited at September 1, 2011 4:47 PM
September 1, 2011 4:47 PM - Biff Champion
Arkady, doubt is such a strong word. How about professional skepticism?
September 1, 2011 4:48 PM - More4Less
Dh, just had a fried bologna sandwich for lunch today. It's pretty common down here. Sometimes, I have a scrambled egg on top of it - begging for a heart attack
September 1, 2011 4:49 PM - bxgrl
Oh get off it benson. Grow up and get over it already. Everyone has moved on, except you it seems.
September 1, 2011 4:49 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
I was asked the other day if I wanted ketchup packets for my bacon. WHO THE HELL DOES THAT???? ICK!
September 1, 2011 4:50 PM - Biff Champion
White trash party snacks from the Internet:

"Squirt cheese, Ritz crackers, canned bean dip and Spam. Then round it out with a few casseroles (the ever-popular tuna-noodle with potato chips crushed on top, or some monstrosity I found in an old cookbook that is basically frozen tater tots baked with cream of mushroom soup), deviled eggs (especially if the eggs are torn/misshapen), at least one Jello-mold (with fruit/colored marshmallows inside), generic soda, wine-in-a-box and cheap beer. Desserts can be some kind of Nilla Wafer/Cool Whip concoction, cakes with cold cereal decor, Rice Krispies treats, or, my favorite, the Ritz Cracker Mock Apple Pie. (Grape Nuts pudding might be a little difficult to serve at a party... save that for a special dinner for two.) Serve everything on mismatched paper plates and plastic trays, natch. Garnish with half-used condiments straight from the fridge. Flimsy plastic tablecloths are a lurvely touch."
September 1, 2011 4:50 PM - dibs
Just got my fig tree delivered!!!!!
Edited at September 1, 2011 4:50 PM
September 1, 2011 4:51 PM - Arkady
No one, Snaps; everyone wants mayo if anything.
September 1, 2011 4:51 PM - More4Less
Outback's fried onion bloom is pretty good or you referring to something else Kens?
Edited at September 1, 2011 4:51 PM
September 1, 2011 4:51 PM - dibs
Biff, you missed Ambrosia..even worse with Miracle Whip
Edited at September 1, 2011 4:51 PM
September 1, 2011 4:52 PM - Biff Champion
"I was asked the other day if I wanted ketchup packets for my bacon. WHO THE HELL DOES THAT???? ICK!"

Mrs. C does. She puts ketchup on steak. Seems to be an Asian thing.

September 1, 2011 4:52 PM - More4Less
DIBS, another fig tree for BK place?
September 1, 2011 4:53 PM - dibs
And, you can make a great instant nachos with a bag of fritos, some cheese whiz and ketchup!!!!!!!

But nothing beats grilling a Slim Jim with a cigarette lighter
September 1, 2011 4:53 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
You put mayo on your bacon????

::wretching::
September 1, 2011 4:53 PM - dibs
No, for up here on the Cape.
September 1, 2011 4:53 PM - More4Less
Biff, I see more Asians programmed to put A-1 source than I see ketchup
Edited at September 1, 2011 4:53 PM
September 1, 2011 4:54 PM - Arkady
Or a hotdog over the open flame of a gas stove!
September 1, 2011 4:54 PM - bxgrl
I read they also passed a law requiring hotels to provide FITTED sheets becasue making beds is so hard on the maid's backs. I kid not.
September 1, 2011 4:54 PM - More4Less
DIBS, what you do with the figs at the BK place?
September 1, 2011 4:55 PM - dibs
According to the CDC, 1/4 of the population is living with a mental illness of one form or another!!!!!

I'd say at least 80% on here are!!!!
Edited at September 1, 2011 4:55 PM
September 1, 2011 4:55 PM - Biff Champion
"Biff, I see more Asians programmed to put A-1 source than I see ketchup"

What's with the Archie Bunker accent?

September 1, 2011 4:55 PM - dibs
I eat them m4l. It looks like they won't ripen for another weak or two.

Best eaten with proscuitto
Edited at September 1, 2011 4:55 PM
September 1, 2011 4:55 PM - MontroseMorris
Since minimum wage is only $8hr in California, it should go without saying that no one, not even a teenager, should get less that that. Of course, they will have to codify that into law, or some people wouldn't even give adult baby sitters minimum wage, if they could get away with it. Yet they expect that person to walk through fire for their kids.
September 1, 2011 4:56 PM - BoerumHillScott
I put ketchup on fried foods and hamburgers, and that's about it.
I only use mayo on sandwiches, and I rarely do that anymore.

I will put A-1 on a cheap steak.
September 1, 2011 4:56 PM - Arkady
I make really terrific deviled eggs! That's not white trash.
September 1, 2011 4:56 PM - MontroseMorris
Dave, have you ever been to Fonthill in Doylestown, PA?
September 1, 2011 4:57 PM - BoerumHillScott
The proposed California law is about domestic workers, and does not cover anyone under 18.
Edited at September 1, 2011 4:57 PM
September 1, 2011 4:57 PM - Biff Champion
French fries and mayo is much tastier than fries and ketchup.
Edited at September 1, 2011 4:57 PM
September 1, 2011 4:57 PM - dibs
No, MM. Can't say I've heard of it. A restaurant, I presume.
September 1, 2011 4:57 PM - Arkady
Jamaican Pick-a-Peppa sauce is really good on meats & burgers.
September 1, 2011 4:58 PM - BoerumHillScott
I can eat a plateful of deviled eggs. We used to make them occasionally, but have not done so in forever.

Edited at September 1, 2011 4:58 PM
September 1, 2011 4:58 PM - Kensingtonian
DIBS, most immigrants don't. I don't count cause - I GREW UP HERE!!! I never claimed not to be a bit white trash. My teenage years consisted of friend bologna sandwiches. I used to be obsessed with Burger King too.

M4L, I know about the outback onion thing but I didn't like it. I like the canned cold ones for salads much much more.
Edited at September 1, 2011 4:58 PM
September 1, 2011 4:58 PM - Biff Champion
Arkady, as long as the eggs aren't torn or misshapen, you're good.
September 1, 2011 4:58 PM - dibs
"French fries and mayo is much tastier than fries and ketchup."

Go back to Canada, jackass.
September 1, 2011 4:58 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
Dave, I'm extremely mental, but not ill...I feel just fine :-)
September 1, 2011 4:59 PM - dibs
"I can eat a plateful of deviled eggs. "

I don't want to be around you afterwards when you start farting.
Edited at September 1, 2011 4:59 PM
September 1, 2011 5:00 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
Oy!
September 1, 2011 5:00 PM - More4Less
I agree with biff on mayo + fries. It's mega common here in the south. They have flavored mayo too but I tend to up my cholesterol via the plain mayo
Edited at September 1, 2011 5:00 PM
September 1, 2011 5:00 PM - Arkady
Fries w/ vinegar is good too but I prefer ketchup.
September 1, 2011 5:01 PM - bxgrl
Slim Jims cooked with a cigarette lighter? Hmmm.......sounds like gourmet college fare :)

I eat my bacon straight, snaps. And love vinegar on fries but sadly vinegar is no longer allowed in my food repertoire :(
Edited at September 1, 2011 5:01 PM
September 1, 2011 5:01 PM - Biff Champion
"Fries w/ vinegar is good too but I prefer ketchup."

Go back to England, jackass!

(Sorry, couldn't resist)

:-)

Edited at September 1, 2011 5:01 PM
September 1, 2011 5:02 PM - dibs
I can do the vinegar thing too. Had some real good tartar sauce at a place here on Sunday
September 1, 2011 5:03 PM - More4Less
Been eating lots of pull boy sandwiches here too. My heart might crap out before I can drive up
September 1, 2011 5:03 PM - dibs
Bacon is a sacred food. Nothing should be put on it. That's just crazy talk.
Edited at September 1, 2011 5:03 PM
September 1, 2011 5:04 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
Well thank you Dave! Finally, someone with some sense about bacon!
Edited at September 1, 2011 5:04 PM
September 1, 2011 5:04 PM - dibs
Do you mean po boy??? Or poor boy? Not pull boy
September 1, 2011 5:04 PM - Arkady
In a sandwich, dibs.
Pull boy? Poor boy?
September 1, 2011 5:04 PM - DeLepp
Benoit across the street makes terrific deviled eggs. Seems the french are good for something. Fries and mayo better than fries and corn syrup(ketchup).
September 1, 2011 5:06 PM - MontroseMorris
Nope, Dave, it's the home of Moravian Pottery and Tile Works founder, Henry Mercer. It's an historic house museum. He was quite the visionary, and built his home himself, from reinforced concrete, without an architect or formal plans. He designed the interior rooms first, and built the exteriors to hold the rooms. It's a wonderful folly of irregular rooms and corridors, all encrusted with Moravian Tilework's tiles. See the link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fonthill_%28house%29

I've never been, but it's on my to-go list.
Edited at September 1, 2011 5:06 PM
September 1, 2011 5:06 PM - ij
When fries are served with gravy on top, what kind of gravy is it? Must be turkey or mushroom.
September 1, 2011 5:06 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
a well made french fry needs nothing more than salt. no ketchup, no mayo, no other bastardizations necessary!
September 1, 2011 5:06 PM - More4Less
DIBS, staff here is your flavor but they are real big gordo's
Edited at September 1, 2011 5:06 PM
September 1, 2011 5:06 PM - bxgrl
I can only eat mayo on a few things- but loved good deviled eggs. And snappy- I said I only eat bacon straight, too!! *sniff*
Edited at September 1, 2011 5:06 PM
September 1, 2011 5:07 PM - ij
When my church serves bacon, they have two bins - one for crispy bacon, one for the fatty kind.
September 1, 2011 5:07 PM - Arkady
MM - Forgot to tell you that the house I stayed in that I sent you pix of was 3 doors away from where Wm Morris lived - a lot of his group were right there.
Edited at September 1, 2011 5:07 PM
September 1, 2011 5:08 PM - Biff Champion
I bet DIBS would love to be the meat in the middle of a pull boy sandwich.
Edited at September 1, 2011 5:07 PM
September 1, 2011 5:08 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
IT'S ABOUT F'ING TIME THAT NANNIES STARTED PAYING TAXES!!!! GOOD FOR CALIFORNIA!!!! NOW WE NEED TO GET NEW YORK ON BOARD!

*rob*

September 1, 2011 5:08 PM - More4Less
Bojangle steak fries are pretty good. Too bad they exited NYC years ago. They much better than popeye's
September 1, 2011 5:08 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
Sorry Bxgirl! I missed it! Ok, you have good sense about bacon too! Seems we are a small bunch!
September 1, 2011 5:09 PM - More4Less
Thick Canadian bacon rules
Edited at September 1, 2011 5:09 PM
September 1, 2011 5:10 PM - Biff Champion
WTF is going on with M4L? Next thing we know, he'll be watching NASCAR and buying a Chevy pickup with a gun rack!
September 1, 2011 5:10 PM - BoerumHillScott
Canadian bacon should be found guilty of false advertising.
September 1, 2011 5:11 PM - Biff Champion
"Thick Canadian bacon rules"

Now you're talking!

And I respectfully retract my prior post.

September 1, 2011 5:11 PM - DeLepp
Reaching for the award, the moravian tile works museum is a fun time.
September 1, 2011 5:11 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
Amen Scott! That's not bacon, dammit!
September 1, 2011 5:12 PM - More4Less
Biff, when in the south, one has to blend in else them boys have evil intentions for the Chinaman. Been drinking predominantly Buds too
September 1, 2011 5:12 PM - MontroseMorris
Here's a shot of one of the interior rooms.
September 1, 2011 5:12 PM - Biff Champion
"Reaching for the award, the moravian tile works museum is a fun time."

Still thinking tapestry trumps tile for the GOTD.

September 1, 2011 5:13 PM - bxgrl
Oh please, Canadian bacon is ham with a press agent!
September 1, 2011 5:13 PM - More4Less
Fat juicy pork belly from the Chinatown restaurants rule big time. $10-12 can get you a massive serving
September 1, 2011 5:13 PM - Biff Champion
Is Tuna Helper considered White Trash?
Edited at September 1, 2011 5:13 PM
September 1, 2011 5:13 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
Ha! Excellent, Bxgirl! Let's out the phony bacon! Down with the imposter!
September 1, 2011 5:14 PM - DeLepp
drats
September 1, 2011 5:14 PM - rf
Pool hall has great FF union rings.
September 1, 2011 5:14 PM - MontroseMorris
Thank you, DeLepp. Arkady, that's really cool. I'd love to go to Red House outside of London, too.

Snaps, I agree wholehartedly - a well made french fry needs nothing more than salt. no ketchup, no mayo, no other bastardizations necessary!
September 1, 2011 5:16 PM - More4Less
Canadian maple syrup rules too - that's what that cute sales girl said at the store. She seemed very honest so I bought a bunch
Edited at September 1, 2011 5:16 PM
September 1, 2011 5:16 PM - Biff Champion
Bunch of xenophobes!
September 1, 2011 5:16 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
And now a smart french fry woman, too! HUZZAH!

I'm feeling vindicated in my food preferences today :-)
Edited at September 1, 2011 5:16 PM
September 1, 2011 5:17 PM - More4Less
Serena looking real fine as she is being interviewed on tv now
Edited at September 1, 2011 5:17 PM
September 1, 2011 5:17 PM - Biff Champion
From Wiki:

Eff all of you!!

"Back bacon (called Irish bacon/Rashers or Canadian bacon in the United States) comes from the loin in the middle of the back of the pig. It is a very lean, meaty cut of bacon, with less fat compared to other cuts. It has a ham-like texture. Most bacon consumed in the United Kingdom is back bacon."
Edited at September 1, 2011 5:17 PM
September 1, 2011 5:18 PM - MontroseMorris
A good steak needs nothing more than salt and pepper rubbed in, and then grilled to medium rare. No steak sauce, no ketchup, and NO CHEESE!
September 1, 2011 5:18 PM - dibs
Oh, yes, I've seen that place but never been inside.

Yes Snappy, really good fries only need salt.

Canadian bacon???? Like a fat piece of baloney.
September 1, 2011 5:18 PM - DeLepp
"I'm feeling vindicated in my food preferences today :-)"

You're like an economist, right once!
September 1, 2011 5:18 PM - More4Less
Serena has guns & buns but she is a lady else dIBS all over her
September 1, 2011 5:19 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
YAY MM! AGREE!!!

Biff, stop trying to justify your bastardized bacon. We Americans ain't havin' that kinda trash here!
September 1, 2011 5:19 PM - dibs
AHMEN, MM. Steak should NEVER have anything on it except maybe a pad of butter and salt of course and YES, anything cooked more that medium rare should be thrown out.
September 1, 2011 5:19 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
LOL Delepp!
September 1, 2011 5:20 PM - DeLepp
Serena slaughtered that girl with 6-0,6-1.
September 1, 2011 5:20 PM - More4Less
Pork belly >>>>>> bacon
Edited at September 1, 2011 5:20 PM
September 1, 2011 5:20 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
butter? on steak? GROSS!
September 1, 2011 5:20 PM - dibs
I equate Canadian bacon to a thin piece of overcooked ham.
September 1, 2011 5:21 PM - Biff Champion
I agree with Montrose: all I want for my meat is a nice rub.
September 1, 2011 5:21 PM - bxgrl
But snappy- you still don't like chocolate so you are a teeny bit suspect yet ;-)

agree about steak, MM!
September 1, 2011 5:21 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
"I equate Canadian bacon to a thin piece of overcooked ham."

Exactomundo
Edited at September 1, 2011 5:21 PM
September 1, 2011 5:21 PM - BoerumHillScott
I agree with MM for good steak, but I am usually too cheap to buy it.

I still enjoy cheap steak marinated with Worcestershire and served with sauteed onions over it.
September 1, 2011 5:21 PM - More4Less
Delepp, that is why Serena has time to look fine and yapping with the anchors
September 1, 2011 5:22 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
Bxgirl, I just happen to be the only one in the room who is correct about chocolate. One day you'll all see the light and wonder what took you so long to discover the truth that is ultimately found in my tastebuds :-)
Edited at September 1, 2011 5:22 PM
September 1, 2011 5:23 PM - DeLepp
m4l, I doubt she even broke a sweat. Probably not enough time to warm up properly. Snaps here's your chance.
September 1, 2011 5:23 PM - bxgrl
Of course it has a hamlike texture, Biff- it's ham with a fancy name. Look, I'll give you that Canadian Mounties have the best uniforms but don't try to pull the bacon over our eyes here!
September 1, 2011 5:23 PM - dibs
I do like sauteed mushrooms with my steak but they shouldn't be served on top of it.
Edited at September 1, 2011 5:23 PM
September 1, 2011 5:24 PM - Biff Champion
Garlic butter on steak = ok

Cheese on steak = not so much. Although I seem to recall having some sort of crumbled blue cheese in a sauce once on a steak. LDL nightmare.
September 1, 2011 5:24 PM - BoerumHillScott
I have no idea why I am getting so hungry this afternoon.
Edited at September 1, 2011 5:24 PM
September 1, 2011 5:24 PM - bxgrl
Damn snaps- I was just thinking that same thing about you and chocolate ;)
September 1, 2011 5:25 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
Now I'm sufficiently hungry. AND I WANT STEAK FRITES!
September 1, 2011 5:26 PM - Biff Champion
"Of course it has a hamlike texture, Biff- it's ham with a fancy name."

Two Jews arguing about bacon is like DIBS and Xing arguing over which Kardashian sister has the nicest breasts.
September 1, 2011 5:26 PM - rf
How's this for white-trash food: seven-layer salad, which consists of peas, bacon, onions, cheese, mayo, lettuce, and tomatoes. A friend from Michigan swears by it, during seasons when peas come out of a can.
September 1, 2011 5:26 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
ROFLMMFAO!
September 1, 2011 5:27 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
Rf, that sounds awful!!!
September 1, 2011 5:27 PM - MontroseMorris
I very rarely buy steak to cook at home. I can't do it right on my grill, I need to get a gas grill. Once in a while I'll splurge at a restaurant, but mostly, I go to visit my brother who makes the best steaks I've ever had. He gets these amazing cuts of beef from Stu Leonard's or Costco, or somewhere up in Westchester.
Edited at September 1, 2011 5:27 PM
September 1, 2011 5:28 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
Stu Leonard's steak cuts are AMAZING. Oh, how I love that store!
September 1, 2011 5:30 PM - Biff Champion
I third the motion. I went to Stew Leonard's a couple of months ago for the first time and it kicks ass over Fairway, Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, etc.
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September 1, 2011 5:31 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
Those other stores are garbage compared to S L's. That place is just one eating adventure after another. Yum....
September 1, 2011 5:31 PM - dibs
Where is Stu Leonard's???
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September 1, 2011 5:32 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
ok...enough food talk. i'm sliding down the dinosaur and onto a train. yabba dabba dooo! nite folks!
September 1, 2011 5:32 PM - bxgrl
Go at Halloween time with the kids, Biff- they really go all out. Nothing like paying the ghoul of a cashier or having the wolfman hand you a steak
September 1, 2011 5:35 PM - rf
Stew Leonard: Norwalk, Danbury, Newington, CT; Yonkers
September 1, 2011 5:35 PM - MontroseMorris
My brother goes to the Stew Leonard's in Yonkers, you can see it from the highway (87) when you're going upstate towards the Tappan Zee bridge.
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September 1, 2011 5:45 PM - Biff Champion
"Nothing like paying the ghoul of a cashier"

How's that different than a trip to CVS?
Edited at September 1, 2011 5:45 PM
September 1, 2011 5:49 PM - Biff Champion
The caramelized onion dip and diet orange and cream (i.e., creamsicle) soda at Stew Leonard's is awesome! Got a ton of other great stuff there, just can't remember off hand what it was.
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September 1, 2011 5:51 PM - Arkady
CostCo's steaks are better than Stew Leonard's & cheaper.
Stew Leonard's was a Harvard Business School exemplar for customer service until Stew was indicted for tax fraud & jailed for 4 years.
British eat streaky bacon that is more like ours - I don't like back bacon because it is so like Canadian which is only good w/ Eggs Benedict.
September 1, 2011 5:52 PM - Biff Champion
Arkady has been very contrary with me since I called her an asshole.

I don't get it!
September 1, 2011 5:53 PM - Arkady
And you won't get any, either!
September 1, 2011 5:55 PM - Biff Champion
"And you won't get any, either!"

That's what she said.

September 1, 2011 6:42 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
Go at Halloween time with the kids, Biff- they really go all out. Nothing like paying the ghoul of a cashier or having the wolfman hand you a steak

or you can go to ANY restaurant in williamsburg any day of the year.

*rob*

September 1, 2011 7:28 PM - Deleted
I bet rob has never..... Nevermind
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September 1, 2011 7:39 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
never what? i read restaurant reviews of lame places on Eater NY. (that's one of the most entertaining sites ive ever read). one truly doesnt have to actually eat at all those shitty overpriced restaurants to experience it since it's right there, on the internet, with pictures!

*rob*

September 1, 2011 8:37 PM - Arkady
Who knew? Sparks & Keens are both closed Sunday the 18th - Sparks is closed every Sunday. Anyone have input on Ben Benson's? I'm not fond of Gallagher's & have heard disparaging things about Del Frisco. Palm's too noisy & I don't care for Christ Cella. Friend from London wants good NY steak!
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September 1, 2011 9:26 PM - Donatella
What a day. I think I am going to Olivino for a glass of wine. By the way, these are my favorite foods,
the things that I love the most:

-- Peanut butter and jelly on whole wheat toast
--Pizza
--Eggplant Parmigiana
-- Lasagna

There are tons of things I like but nothing I like like the above. I
also think I am starting to not like meat too much.

I did a lot of errands in NJ. I went to Costco there and remembered how much
I LOVED going to Costco in Kansas City. I got some kind of thrill from buying all
those cheap things and my challenge was not buying too much stuff (6 toothpastes
for me go bad before they are done. Yes toothpaste can turn into thick hard
crud after too long).

Today I bought 1000 coffee filters for 3.49. Why, I ask you, Why does this give
me so much JOY?
Edited at September 1, 2011 9:26 PM
September 1, 2011 9:34 PM - Arkady
CostCo here doesn't do the coffee filters any more - lucky you!
September 1, 2011 9:46 PM - Donatella
Wow, Arkady, it seems like that would be a best seller here. I went to the Costco at 39th St and it is not the same as these other Costcos. Very chaotic and crowded. I LOVE Costco though. I decided to rejoin and will try to time when I go.
There are really good deals there on certain things (all cleaning supplies, paper goods, kitchen items, food for parties).
The Kansas City one had wine and booze. EXCELLENT!! Cheap too! I think you can get booze in some of the NJ ones. You have to be able to control yourself though and not do any impulse buying.
September 1, 2011 10:01 PM - Deleted
Arkady;

Ben Benson's makes a great steak. My wife and I go there on special events. It has a a "men's club" atmosphere, however, particularly during thwe week. Loud and boisterous. If you are Ok with that atmosphere, you'll like the food.
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September 1, 2011 10:03 PM - Arkady
39th St. has booze adjacent & you don't have to be a member (liability laws.) Tuesday mornings are best there I'm told by a membership person - inventory depleted over the weekend has been replaced & fewer people shop then. The butcher is excellent. Some deals aren't as good as local markets - esp. loss leader sales. Veggies & fruit are supposedly very high quality - some friends of mine say it's better than Fairway for produce.
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September 1, 2011 10:06 PM - Deleted
Speaking of boy's night out...

.about a month ago a friend and I organized a social gathering in the old neighborhood (men only). It was held at my uncle's restaurant, so it was cheap: $30 pp. It was fairly successful - we had about 50 people at the affair, including our local assemblyman. When I was counting the money later on, I realized that the assemblyman paid me from a checking account that stated "Friends of Assmblyman "x". The guy didn't even pay for a $30 meal from his own pocket!!

New York State politicans are such sleazebags.
September 1, 2011 10:37 PM - Donatella
Another thing that Costco has which I used to like in KC is party food. There are platters and appetizers that can just be heated. That makes sense about Tuesday am. There is enough time to restock from the weekend (which is pretty bad, especially Sunday). I will check out the liquor store -- I saw that but didn't know how they were connected -- the cheapest produce --don't know if it is the best - is Rothmans farms on 26th and 3rd. Very inexpensive.
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September 1, 2011 10:45 PM - rf
Costco has some beautiful produce but it's sold in gigantic sizes, like everything else. Not practical for my household. I believe they do have the party platters in Brooklyn. There's one near Roosevelt Field that's about 35 mins from my house. My dad takes me (well, I drive--I will not ride with him driving!) to one on Rte. 110 in Farmingdale. The best part is that he pays!
September 1, 2011 10:46 PM - Arkady
I think it'd be fun to do a party some time as a variation on a pot luck - everyone brings some convenience party dish from CostCo. I'm not into produce so don't really have an opinion (cherish this moment.)
Edited at September 1, 2011 10:46 PM
September 1, 2011 10:48 PM - Donatella
That's the danger of Costco. Too much. And impulse buying. Market research shows that it is hard to have one of
those giant baskets and not be tempted to fill it up.
Edited at September 1, 2011 10:48 PM
September 1, 2011 10:50 PM - Donatella
That sounds like a good idea, Arkady.
Good night everyone.
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September 1, 2011 10:50 PM - Arkady
I once checked out w/ under $20!! I asked the clerk if I won a prize but she said some people who live near by stop in almost daily for the odd item.
September 2, 2011 12:52 AM - cobblehiller
Tra la la, insomnia. Scan more apt. listings. Some nice looking places literally around the corner from me. I can tell by looking at the photos! Someone told me today that we should keep looking but know that Oct., might be better time to nab an apt. Something about less competition? Anyone out there wanna weigh in on this line of thinking?

Read the New Yorker—check! Peruse Facebook newsfeed—check! Check gmail account—check! Wander apt. aimlessly and wonder if I should have *more* ice cream—yes, maybe just a spoonful or two.

>>>>heads off to kitchen for a spoon....then to freezer for the pint...Tra la la....