Wednesday OT
May 30, 2012 7:42 AM - dibs
Leaving Provincetown in an hour :(

277 comments
May 30, 2012 8:02 AM - Arkady
Pretty as a picture, dibs! Safe trip.
#1
May 30, 2012 8:02 AM - petebklyn
slipping out incognito or will there be a parade celebrating your departure?
Edited at May 30, 2012 8:02 AM
#2
May 30, 2012 8:03 AM - Partridge
I'll be heading to the Post Office in an hour.
Edited at May 30, 2012 8:03 AM
#3
May 30, 2012 8:13 AM - petebklyn
expecting a nice package there?
#4
May 30, 2012 8:26 AM - Partridge
No, afraid not. Just mailing off stuff to my accountant.

Arkady, is it honeysuckle season? I can't see what lurks behind the walls of my garden into my neighbors, but there is a powerful fragrance out back that I can't identify. Could it be from the sumac tree? I'm not fond of it, whatever it is.
#5
May 30, 2012 8:29 AM - petebklyn
the ailanthus(a tree grows in brooklyn) is stinky and bloomed and now dropping making a mess and I'm congested and throat bothering me.
#6
May 30, 2012 8:30 AM - More4Less
safe drive Dave. silver lining is you'll soon have better talent access. too bad you missed some good navy talent this past week in NYC.
Edited at May 30, 2012 8:30 AM
#7
May 30, 2012 8:31 AM - petebklyn
oh, some people call it sumac but it isn't really a sumac.
Edited at May 30, 2012 8:30 AM
#8
May 30, 2012 8:31 AM - More4Less
Pete, my 900k all-cash plus juicy rent on the garden flr for you is still available for you to accept when you decide to move to LI
Edited at May 30, 2012 8:31 AM
#9
May 30, 2012 8:51 AM - More4Less
Pete, I'm standing in front of the bank now (& ready to rob it). are you accepting the $900k offer???
Edited at May 30, 2012 8:51 AM
#10
May 30, 2012 8:54 AM - Partridge
Thanks, Pete. Yes, you have been complaining about the ailantus but I didn't know what that was. I've always known that tree to be a sumac. It is dropping the tiny flowers and really making a mess of the garden. I don't mind the sweeping, but the smell is killing me!!!
#11
May 30, 2012 8:55 AM - Arkady
Different kinds of honeysuckle bloom at varying times & usually smells sweet but pete's right - if it smells like cat pee it's ailanthus (& it's worse in wet or humid weather.)
#12
May 30, 2012 9:12 AM - More4Less
that plus the one that drops the small fruit that disintegrates when it falls onto the sidewalks or cars
#13
May 30, 2012 9:28 AM - Slopefarm
Perhaps this is bait for a reasonably intelligent discussion of sports, or perhaps America's values, etc.:

http://www.slate.com/articles/sports/sports_nut/2012/05/san_antonio_spurs_2012_the_nba_s_most_successful_franchise_reveals_that_america_is_a_nation_of_hypocrites_.html
#14
May 30, 2012 9:33 AM - Arkady
M4L - That's the ginko or maidenhair tree.
Edited at May 30, 2012 9:32 AM
#15
May 30, 2012 9:34 AM - Deleted
I hate the ailanthus tree, mainly because of what it represents these days, and that is neglect. They flourish in areas that are neglected and unkempt. Fortunately, one doesn't see them as much along NYC's highways, because of improved upkeep of the landscaping. There are still lots along the Belt Parkway, as some of the bridges there are awaiting reconstruction.
#16
May 30, 2012 9:42 AM - DeLepp
slope, the author wrote the 64 page tome "the rent is too damn high". The brew you speak of is equal parts apathy, misguided media honchos and collective ADD.
#17
May 30, 2012 9:46 AM - Arkady
Ailanthus, a.k.a. Tree of Heaven, is used in landscapes around the country - it's the main feature at the San Diego Convention Center campus.
#18
May 30, 2012 9:50 AM - Slopefarm
Don't worry, delepp, I'm not taking any of it too seriously. Partridge wanted some sports talk yesterday, so I thought I'd oblige. Though he's right about the Spurs -- quietly they've been about as consistently excellent as any team in sports over the last 15 years. I imagine NBA isn't your thing, though. Maybe you want to start a discussion about Primera Division Futbol.
#19
May 30, 2012 9:54 AM - DeLepp
slope, andy's family is from SA and they are not basketball fans in general, maybe a latino thing, which would explain why not much excitement about them in south texas.
I'm more hockey/tennis fan.
#20
May 30, 2012 10:00 AM - Deleted
"it's the main feature at the San Diego Convention Center campus"

Are you sure you've got the right place? The SD convention center is basically one building, and there's not much landscaping around it. I don't recall ailanthus there.

http://www.oceanlight.com/spotlight.php?img=22290


#21
May 30, 2012 10:05 AM - Partridge
The article is interesting, even from the perspective of someone who does not follow team sports. It certainly is true that flash, style and bad boys make for fun viewing. The role of spectator is ridiculously passive -- at least one should have a reason to jump from the sofa, hands in air, spilling popcorn to give your buddy a high-five.
#22
May 30, 2012 10:15 AM - Slopefarm
benson, that convention center looks like a big cruise ship.

When I was in New Orleans last month, the shuttle to Blaine Kern's mardi Gras World took us right past the N.O Convention center. That sucker is 3/4 mile long.
#23
May 30, 2012 10:20 AM - More4Less
I love the spurs - 1st class squad, coach, mgt, & ownership. Tim is one of the nicest guys in the league - 1st ballot of Hall of Famer
Edited at May 30, 2012 10:20 AM
#24
May 30, 2012 10:22 AM - More4Less
Tech is such a brutal space - RIMM went from can't miss star to can't be saves POS.
#25
May 30, 2012 10:23 AM - Slopefarm
"I'm more hockey/tennis fan."

My daughter's been playing tennis. I've learned a lot about the game watching her learn as well as play with another kid her age who is of similar ability (they often take a lesson together). I was never a big fan but it is always mroe interesting when there are things you know to look for.
Edited at May 30, 2012 10:23 AM
#26
May 30, 2012 10:26 AM - Slopefarm
Agreed about spurs, m4l.
Edited at May 30, 2012 10:25 AM
#27
May 30, 2012 10:26 AM - Deleted
I predict that Facebook will be the next RIMM. Slopey, I know the NOLA convention center well. Basically, most convention centers are like that these days: hulking megastructures.
#28
May 30, 2012 10:30 AM - More4Less
Stuy HS is #8 on US News & World Report. Mighty impressive but not as impressive as the Lincroft NJ HS which came in #1 (as much as we joke about NJ, it's overall school system is really kick ass):

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/education/stuyvesant-high-school-8-u-s-news-world-report-list-best-science-math-schools-country-article-1.1086493
Edited at May 30, 2012 10:30 AM
#29
May 30, 2012 10:33 AM - More4Less
Benson, facebook is a good biz. it just got priced too too high on the IPO hence it's getting a painful re-valuation. I don't see it as the next RIMM but I wouldn't be surprised if it does have the same fate cause it's going up against the big dogz of tech (apple, google, paypal,...)
Edited at May 30, 2012 10:33 AM
#30
May 30, 2012 10:35 AM - Slopefarm
Benson, do you think convention centers on that scale pay off? I would think New orleans's probably does (thogh, lord knows what money must have gone into whose hands to get that thing built in that city), only because it is such a hot conference/convention destination and people can't wait to get outside the convention hall and spend money at restaurants, bars, etc. I would guess, though, that a municipality could not will the convention business into being just by building a center or that there is a big revenue payoff if there isn't that much toruist stuff people want to do while in town. I saw footage of Mardi Gras parades in the convention center (some of the super krewes parade there now) and it looked pretty soulless. In fact, with the super krewes, Mardi Gras looks pretty soulless these days in general, a cultural activity turned into a tourist event. But, i digress.
#31
May 30, 2012 10:39 AM - Slopefarm
"I predict that Facebook will be the next RIMM."

reminds me. What did you think of Joe Nocera's column on the IPO. Basic point was that point of IPO used to be to capitalize the issuer. On that score, FB was a success. Whether or not FB succeeds down the road, it won't be for a lack of cap. But now IPOs are considered a failure if the initial investors don't make a quick buck on day one with a big jump in price. If that is the purpose, then issuers are expected to underprice. So is it really right for so much business news reporting to call the IPO a failure (whether Nasdaq screwed up is a different question)? I have no skin in that game or strongly held opinion, but I did find it interesting.
Edited at May 30, 2012 10:39 AM
#32
May 30, 2012 10:41 AM - Arkady
Years ago the N O convention center was the worst to work in the country - worse than Las Vegas & NY in terms of unions. If you had a 30-projector multi-image show which was usual, you had to have 30 projectionists!!!
It may be the hotel near the conv center in SD that has the weed trees as landscape - it's a garden/walkway.
Edited at May 30, 2012 10:41 AM
#33
May 30, 2012 10:43 AM - More4Less
slopey, they were planning to do another round of issuance to pay for the taxes triggered by this first round. with the stock cratering like this, they shelf 2nd round till this blows over.
#34
May 30, 2012 11:05 AM - Slope4Eva
Back in the late 70's I worked a few times at McCormick Place in Chicago. It was nothing like it is today size-wise, from what I've heard. It was a great learning experience though. 21 y/o and from the home office, I was the one with the expense account. We went to some great restaurants. Had my first escargot and beef wellington.
#35
May 30, 2012 11:25 AM - Slopefarm
I would call m4l @ 10:43 and eva @ 11:05 TKOTDs, but thread's been on life support all day so it's not really fair.
#36
May 30, 2012 11:27 AM - Deleted
Gotta run, so I gotta make it quick:

-I'm not sophisticated enough to know if the Facebook IPO was done properly. My point is Fsacebook as a sustainable business model. One of the reasons Facebook is getting slammed in the business press is that just prior to the launch it revised its business forecast downward, with a note indicating that user fatigue was setting in among users over 25. I just don't see what Facebook offers that is of value.

-I think that these huge convention centers are a mistake. Trade shows are an expensive proposition. Even a simple 10x10 booth could run you $10K, and that's not including people's time. More and more companies are turning to "virtual" trade shows. Go to UBM Canon's website for a demo on how that works. There will always be a need for face-to-face conferences and shows, but I just don't see it as a big growth area.
Edited at May 30, 2012 11:27 AM
#37
May 30, 2012 11:39 AM - MontroseMorris
My brother does tons of trade shows, and one of the tech shows held in Las Vegas is his biggest venue. The company he works for builds platforms for cell phone apps. He's been doing it so long, the thrill is long gone, but he says nothing replaces the face to face with clients, which takes place there, and in equal time with the wining, dining and golf. Especially golf.

When the companies I used to work for did trade shows, we got three quarters of our business there, so it was worth the expense for us. Besides, in goods like bedding, home accessories, etc, nothing beats being able to touch the goods, see the fabrics and trims, pick them up, etc. It's very visual and tactile. Virtual trade shows will never replace that. I think it depends on what you're selling.
#38
May 30, 2012 11:42 AM - More4Less
I ain't issuing out TKOTD with a brownie today - as that would mean I would be giving out all my brownies.
#39
May 30, 2012 11:43 AM - Slopefarm
All right, we're beyond cat pics and puns. Have to chum the water with politics. This opinion piece says the only way one could have had both the policy positions and the political resume needed to win the GOP presidential nomination was to have started out a moderate and then suddenly tacked right in a hurry as the campaign started (i.e. flip flop on lots of issues). Anyone who today espoused Romney's policies of, say, whe he was governor, could never have won and anyone who 6-10 years ago had Romney's positions of today could never have been elected a senator or governor (major party nominees are almost always a current or recent senator, governor or veep) and would therefore have lacked the resume/stature to win nomination.

Discuss.

http://mischiefsoffaction.blogspot.com/2012/05/why-republicans-had-to-nominate-flip.html
Edited at May 30, 2012 11:43 AM
#40
May 30, 2012 12:00 PM - rf
M4L, the U.S. News high school rankings are seriously screwed up. They have Brooklyn Tech with over 8000 students and a faculty-student ratio twice the other schools. Tech has 5300 students. Other data are wrong, wrong, wrong.
http://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/new-york/districts/new-york-city-public-schools/brooklyn-technical-high-school-13269

This ranking came out May 8 and it's still wrong on the U.S. News website. I know Tech's principal and the NYC Dept. of Ed. have been trying to fix it but so far, no good.
Edited at May 30, 2012 12:00 PM
#41
May 30, 2012 12:04 PM - Slopefarm
Not to mention, rf, that rankings like this offer a false sense of precision. In many of the ranked fields, schools learn how to game the criteria. We certainly have seen this in law schools. One could boost a HS's rankings by offering more AP courses, but perhaps that comes at the expense of challenging electives that do not map onto an AP curriculum. These are rough guides and does it really say anything useful about Stuy to know it is ranked 8th as opposed to, say, 15th? Or 30th?
Edited at May 30, 2012 12:04 PM
#42
May 30, 2012 12:13 PM - rf
This is a huge problem, Slopey, even worse I think with colleges since they often play the numbers game with their admissions and waitlists to move up the rankings. But to have the selection made by "scientific" criteria when the data are completely wrong is entering the realm of the Queen of Hearts.
#43
May 30, 2012 12:14 PM - bxgrl
Slopey- i think we'll see there are no moderates left these days. On both sides. It will be he nastiest, most unproductive election season in decades. And I'll be shocked if real issues are discussed, or will idiot birthers keep drawing attention from real issues. Meanwhile, the FLA governor is trying to throw thousands of voters off the rolls.
Edited at May 30, 2012 12:14 PM
#44
May 30, 2012 12:22 PM - More4Less
slopey, it's telling that Stuy is that much further ahead of Bx Sci, BK tech,... - unless you believe the gaming the system skewed results by that degree. Rankings aside, this new Stuy location & bldg is way way better than when it was on the east side in a small old bldg.
Edited at May 30, 2012 12:22 PM
#45
May 30, 2012 12:36 PM - rf
M4L, if you look at the NY rankings, the highest school in the city was The Baccalaureate School for Global Education in Long Island City (highest in the state) and the second highest (number 5 in NY state) is the High School for Dual Language and Asian Studies, in the old Seward Park h.s. building on Essex St. There are 3 other schools higher than Stuy: listed 6, 7, and 8 in the state are The High School of American Studies at Lehman College (down the block from Bx Sci), Queens High School for the Sciences at York College in Jamaica (both of which admit students by the same test as Stuy, Tech, BxSci), and Townsend Harris High School in Flushing. The other schools are much, much smaller than Stuy.

NYS listings:
http://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/new-york


Edited at May 30, 2012 12:36 PM
#46
May 30, 2012 12:48 PM - More4Less
rf, I didn't realize Seward HS is no more and that it now houses 5 small HS there - ie no wonder I see different school banners hanging from the bldg depending on which side of the bldg I'm staring at. guess like Shuan Wen, I shouldn't be surprised these Lower East Side schools are kicking major ass - ie immigrant kids hungry for success here.
#47
May 30, 2012 12:56 PM - rf
M4L, I have a friend with 2 kids there. It is a good school but I really don't think it's the 5th best high school in the state, and I doubt the principal does either--his kid goes to LaGuardia I think. Just because U.S. News ranked it there (on what criteria? who knows if the numbers they crunched were even correct; certainly the stats for Tech were ALL wrong) doesn't make it right.
Edited at May 30, 2012 12:56 PM
#48
May 30, 2012 12:57 PM - Not_Logged_In
Return of You Know Who: Hiya Assholes..
Things are getting interesting in Europe-->
There're Fucked and guess what kiddies?
It's coming this way...

U.S. Stocks Fall On Greek Woes As Home Data Disappoint
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-05-30/u-s-stock-futures-decline-as-facebook-gm-rim-retreat.html
Global stocks slumped while U.S. Treasury 10-year yields slid to a record and the euro weakened to a two-year low.

The Ten Year is under 1.7%, Oh shit!

The What
Someday this war is gonna end...
Edited at May 30, 2012 12:57 PM
#49
May 30, 2012 1:03 PM - kazootite
Skimmed the article. Sounds dire, The What.
Edited at May 30, 2012 1:03 PM
#50
May 30, 2012 1:13 PM - More4Less
I'm bracing for impact - tightened the seat belt, put on the football helmet, and the various elbow/knee pads
Edited at May 30, 2012 1:13 PM
#51
May 30, 2012 1:26 PM - Not_Logged_In
Return of You Know Who: "I'm bracing for impact - tightened the seat belt, put on the football helmet, and the various elbow/knee pads"
Make sure you have something to bite on!
All this time and nothing has been done to correct this bullshit!
Fun times ahead..

The What
Someday this war is gonna end...

Edited at May 30, 2012 1:26 PM
#52
May 30, 2012 2:30 PM - Legion
[walks up porch stairs to screen door]
"Hello!?"
.
.
.
[....sound of wind chimes in the background]

"...anybody home?"
Edited at May 30, 2012 2:30 PM
#53
May 30, 2012 2:34 PM - Deleted
*****crickets chirping******
#54
May 30, 2012 2:37 PM - Slopefarm
Oh, hi, legion. Sorry. I was just napping. I vaguely recall what showing up about an hour ago, but no one would fight with him so he left. M4l's prolly in the pantry looking for some brownie mix. Arkady's out planting in the back. Dibs is due back from P-town in a while. Don't know where anyone else is. But make yourself at home, grab a beer.
#55
May 30, 2012 2:37 PM - Legion
[...walks across the street to brownstoner.com]

[peeks in window and observes people dressed in sheeps clothing
involved in some sort of cuddle party]
"WTF!"


Edited at May 30, 2012 2:37 PM
#56
May 30, 2012 2:38 PM - Legion
...thanks slopefarm,
I was beginning to worry.
I think some of the regulars went on a school trip somewhere.
Edited at May 30, 2012 2:38 PM
#57
May 30, 2012 2:42 PM - Deleted
(checking in)

Can't post today, but I have a couple of links lined up that will be sure to kick open the beehive (or perhaps cat-hive might be more appropriate).. Tune in tomorrow ...same bat-time, same bat-channel!
#58
May 30, 2012 2:43 PM - Legion
[opening Pabst Blue Ribbon beer]

I like the new decor here in the OT office
looks like Partridge has been re-arranging some items.
...hey, where's the velvet painting of Dogs Playing Poker?
I use that to cover up the secret entrance to the tunnel beneath Atlantic Avenue.
Edited at May 30, 2012 2:43 PM
#59
May 30, 2012 2:47 PM - MontroseMorris
Wow, can't wait for gratuitous baiting. Not.

Too bad two of the kitties won't be around all day. We've got things to do.
Edited at May 30, 2012 2:47 PM
#60
May 30, 2012 2:47 PM - Legion
Thanks benson,

"WHAM"!
"SMASH"!
"CRASH"!
#61
May 30, 2012 2:47 PM - kazootite
"All this time and nothing has been done to correct this bullshit!"
"Make sure you have something to bite on!"

The What- it appears you have a point about that. You are smart so you know that certain interests don't want to correct things. A few people do. So you may go on a rant about how dumb I am. I don't understand these things in the detail that you study them.

I got a bullet to bite on, preparing for problems.

Edited at May 30, 2012 2:47 PM
#62
May 30, 2012 2:48 PM - kazootite
The What- also I'm preparing for incoming fire.
#63
May 30, 2012 2:49 PM - Legion
Hi MM,
will you stay for a beer?
There's some cold ones in the ice bucket over there.
Edited at May 30, 2012 2:48 PM
#64
May 30, 2012 2:52 PM - MontroseMorris
Sorry Legion, don't like beer at all. I would take a glass of a good chardonnay, if you've got one.
Edited at May 30, 2012 2:52 PM
#65
May 30, 2012 2:52 PM - Legion
kazoo-tite,

May I ask if you are foreign born?
Your syntax reminds me of a previous poster who occasionally joined us.
She lived in Park Slope and was European I believe.
Her name eludes me at this time.
Edited at May 30, 2012 2:52 PM
#66
May 30, 2012 2:55 PM - Legion
[looking through new wine cooler with LED display]
You're in luck MM, we have a nice Riesling!
Not as dry and has a definite peachy kick.
Edited at May 30, 2012 2:55 PM
#67
May 30, 2012 2:57 PM - Slopefarm
What's up with puitting beer on ice? Tastes terrible that way. Regular fridge temp is ok, but just about as cold as I would want to go with a beer.
#68
May 30, 2012 2:57 PM - Partridge
See, everyone was just having lunch, that's all!

Legion, you have keen eyes. I'll am switching the velvet painting out for the summer with a cooler palette.
Edited at May 30, 2012 2:57 PM
#69
May 30, 2012 2:57 PM - Legion
...and look,
Lechacal was kind enough to bring us some Gewurztraminer
from his trip to Eastern Europe.
I think it's pronounced : Guh-verts-tra-meaner
...anyway it's damn good.
#70
May 30, 2012 2:59 PM - Legion
...no way dude,
I like my beer practically frozen. I'm totally blue collar in that regard.
I want it chilled in liquid nitrogen if possible.
...and cold filtered!
Edited at May 30, 2012 2:59 PM
#71
May 30, 2012 3:00 PM - Slopefarm
Wow, now that the cat ladies are abandoning us for Troy, this place is really going to the dogs. But that's ok. One of my cats thinks he's a dog -- a big, ferocious, territorial guard dog.
#72
May 30, 2012 3:03 PM - petebklyn
as long as is not political I feel I can agree with benson. ailanthus is a damned weed that grows in any lot that is not maintained. unfortunately that get really large and I doubt my neighbors are about to take it down. They don't even sweep and the planter box around the street tree is falling apart but I doubt they notice. Meanwhile they spend lord knows how much renovating the place which they bought a year ago.
and if I had his money - I would be very reluctant to buy facebook.....big chance in 10 years it won't be the biggest thing out there...besides how much money can they make if don't charge for the service. I think they have reached height of popularity in US soon and something else will come along and it will be an antique.
#73
May 30, 2012 3:04 PM - Legion
Great job decorating Partridge!
Make sure you don't get rid of the catnip doilies though.
The cat fur will surely fly if you do!
#74
May 30, 2012 3:13 PM - Slopefarm
And Pete wakes from a five-hour nap. Ailanthus? facebook? That's so 10:05am.
Edited at May 30, 2012 3:13 PM
#75
May 30, 2012 3:15 PM - Arkady
Slopey - I just noticed that the sunflowers outside 321 are 6 feet tall! Mine are about 6 inches. Ack!
#76
May 30, 2012 3:16 PM - Legion
pete,
the Ailanthus discussion reminds me that I have a photo to post but it's on my other computer.
I was in Woodhaven recently and passed by the Betty Smith house where she wrote the novel,
A Tree (ailanthus) Grows In Brooklyn.
It's a big old Victorian and there's even a historical plaque in front to indicate its history.
Edited at May 30, 2012 3:16 PM
#77
May 30, 2012 3:19 PM - Partridge
Pass me a brew, please. Frosted glass from the freezer.
#78
May 30, 2012 3:22 PM - Legion
...here you go,
cheers
Edited at May 30, 2012 3:22 PM
#79
May 30, 2012 3:24 PM - Legion
...don't mind the lettering,
rf had all the glasses numbered with her initials last year
when we moved from the other site.
#80
May 30, 2012 3:24 PM - Slopefarm
Mine went nowhere, arkady. I just sowed another bunch of seeds. If these go, maybe a nice flowering around labor Day. OTOH, front's looking smart with a new cornice and the butterfly bush looks poised to be amazing. The key is the crape myrtle -- I cut all the ends back 6' in late Feb, so we should be good this summer. Honeysuckle not so fragrant this year in the back but looking like great year for the hydrangeas.
#81
May 30, 2012 3:27 PM - Slopefarm
"Frosted glass from the freezer" et tu. partridge? Beer tastes so sour that way. I've been keeping some nice Bell Haven Thistle IPA and Eighty Shilling ale in the cellar at about 50 degrees. Perfect.
#82
May 30, 2012 3:34 PM - Slope4Eva
Oh, Slopey, no, no, no. Beer must shock the teeth on the first gulp and almost - almost - give slight brain freeze.
Edited at May 30, 2012 3:34 PM
#83
May 30, 2012 3:35 PM - Slopefarm
That's not beer. That's a fermented hops smoothie. But ok. More Scottish ale for me.
#84
May 30, 2012 3:35 PM - Partridge
So downright English of you, Slopey. No I'm with Legion on the cold thing. I like my white wine as cold as I can get too.

Legion, did you see my question yesterday about the cannibal's organs frying?
Edited at May 30, 2012 3:35 PM
#85
May 30, 2012 3:36 PM - Slope4Eva
Hmmmm, talk about brain freeze, my momma made me frozen mudslides on Saturday. Perfect for a hot day. We put all their window a/c's in, then proceeded to sit outside in 85 degree weathet. Not on the stoop though, we sat out back.
Edited at May 30, 2012 3:35 PM
#86
May 30, 2012 3:36 PM - Slopefarm
jinx, legion, and LOL
#87
May 30, 2012 3:38 PM - Slope4Eva
I hear the wheels turning.... OK, let's figure out how to make a fermented hops smoothie. Recipes to follow.
#88
May 30, 2012 3:39 PM - Legion
high five Slope4Eva!
...if there were such a thing as a beer-slurpie, I would drink that.
Edited at May 30, 2012 3:39 PM
#89
May 30, 2012 3:48 PM - Legion
...it's said that when people freeze to death,
they often go through a level in which they feel too hot and take off their clothes.
They often find people who have died of exposure in the cold by following a trail of discarded clothing.
#90
May 30, 2012 3:57 PM - Partridge
Weird.
#91
May 30, 2012 4:27 PM - dibs
Just got back to Philly.

Re: the FB IPO, the underwriters' duty was to the company and in that regard, it lookslike they did good by them. They have no duty to potential shareholders other than to run the book, market it and take the orders. It's up to shareholders to know how to value it.
Edited at May 30, 2012 4:27 PM
#92
May 30, 2012 4:31 PM - dibs
U.S. Stocks Fall On Greek Woes As Home Data Disappoint
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-05-30/u-s-stock-futures-decline-as-fa...
Global stocks slumped while U.S. Treasury 10-year yields slid to a record and the euro weakened to a two-year low.

The Ten Year is under 1.7%, Oh shit!

The What
Someday this war is gonna end...


I think the truly uninformed and clueless should stay out of the stock market.
#93
May 30, 2012 4:33 PM - Legion
dibs,
where you been?
the post count here is dropping faster than Facebook!
#94
May 30, 2012 4:38 PM - Legion
...ok, I guess we'll have to get to 100 the hard way:
cat pics
Edited at May 30, 2012 4:38 PM
#95
May 30, 2012 4:39 PM - dibs
Legion, try and keep up, or at least look at the lead photo for today's thread. I've been in P-Town since last Thursday

Despite your advanced degrees, you're getting the MORON today.
Edited at May 30, 2012 4:38 PM
#96
May 30, 2012 4:41 PM - Partridge
It was rhetorical, Dave. Legion is no moron.
Edited at May 30, 2012 4:41 PM
#97
May 30, 2012 4:42 PM - Arkady
Historicallly beers have been brewed either warm or cold - in UK it was warm-brewed, in continental Europe, cold because of the different weather conditions. Mavens say that each is ideally served according to how it was made - hence the luke warm British pints & the chilled German beers.
Edited at May 30, 2012 4:42 PM
#98
May 30, 2012 4:47 PM - dibs
More on ginko trees and nuts. Philly is FULL of them. They smell just like dog shit as they rot on the ground. I do see a lot of Asians coming around and getting the fresh ones though. I've had them grilled in Japanese Yakitori restaurants but only in Japan
#99
May 30, 2012 5:14 PM - Slopefarm
"Re: the FB IPO, the underwriters' duty was to the company and in that regard, it lookslike they did good by them."

I agree. It seems to me with all the complaining and all the talk of how the IPO failed because the stock didn't take off that some folks including business reporters see the duty differently and judge IPOs by different criteria.
Edited at May 30, 2012 5:13 PM
May 30, 2012 5:17 PM - dibs
Greed, pure and simple, Slopey. Everyone wanted a quick profit. I suspect less than 1% of retail buyers even looked at the prospectus. They got what they deserved.
Edited at May 30, 2012 5:17 PM
May 30, 2012 5:18 PM - Slopefarm
Makes sense, arkady. So many of the mass produced beers here -- Miller, Coors, Bud etc, are closer to German style, at least to my taate. Very yeasty and sour. English style is more hoppy and bitter. Craft and microbrew in US leans more British than German on the whole, though I think an American style has evolved.
Edited at May 30, 2012 5:18 PM
May 30, 2012 5:18 PM - rf
Gingko trees are male or female and only the female trees bear fruit. The street gingko trees in NYC are supposed to be male, but sometimes they goof.

http://www.brooklynpaper.com/stories/32/42/32_42_bm_stinky_gingko_tree.html
Edited at May 30, 2012 5:18 PM
May 30, 2012 5:21 PM - Slopefarm
Agreed, dibs. And I think that is a stupid way to look at IPOs. (I pretend to know nothing here when, in fact I know dangerously little but not nothing. In my white shoe days I was a very small part of a very big team taking a mutual insurer public so I remember pricing issues.)
Edited at May 30, 2012 5:21 PM
May 30, 2012 5:21 PM - dibs
Well, they should learn from the OT and get proper gender verifications done. Winterberries are also M & F and need a M present to fruit.
Edited at May 30, 2012 5:21 PM
May 30, 2012 5:28 PM - Partridge
And only the male ailanthus smells like cat piss.
Edited at May 30, 2012 5:27 PM
May 30, 2012 5:28 PM - ilovestoops
adding to OT post count.

dibs: love the Ptown photo at start of Wed OT!

Beer: best just a little cooler than room temp. Nothing is best very cold, including ice cream!
Edited at May 30, 2012 5:28 PM
May 30, 2012 5:33 PM - dibs
Partridge, I'm in awe of both your horticultural knowledge and your knowledge of urinology.
Edited at May 30, 2012 5:34 PM
May 30, 2012 5:34 PM - MontroseMorris
From writing articles on Brooklyn breweries, I have discovered that German lager type beers became an American favorite in the 19th century. They are chilled in the process, which is why Brooklyn breweries had large ice houses. Of course, Budweiser and all other "true blue American beers" are German lagers.

The only beer I've liked was mixed in a batter for fish and chips.
Edited at May 30, 2012 5:34 PM
May 30, 2012 5:37 PM - MontroseMorris
More useless beer info: the Cooperstown area, near where I grew up, upstate, was one of the largest hops growing areas for many years, especially in the Colonial period. A couple of the local fortunes were made in hops, if you've ever been to Cooperstown, and seen some of the early mansion estates, hops money was big money.
Edited at May 30, 2012 5:37 PM
May 30, 2012 5:38 PM - Partridge
Pete, Arkady and Wikipedia taught me everything I know. Nice to have you back DIBS.
May 30, 2012 5:39 PM - Legion
...yeah dibs,
it was more of a statement not a question,
like:
where the freak you been all day, we're waiting here like a bunch of morons!
May 30, 2012 5:44 PM - Deleted
Re: Joe Nocera of the NYT - I enjoy his insights. Ditto for Floyd Norris (really great) and Morgan Gretchenson of the business section. If the NYT published just their foreign and business coverage, I'd buy it. Imo, the rest of the paper ain't worth a dime.
May 30, 2012 5:45 PM - dibs
I understand, Legion. perhaps I was too quick to award the covetted "M" but what's done is done. Maybe if you post more succinctly there would not have been the confusion.

As to the answer to your actual queation, it was a 7 hour drive.
May 30, 2012 5:45 PM - Partridge
Needless to say, there is a very large male (ailanthus) peering over my garden wall and dropping his stinking chartreuse junk all over me.

It's after 4 o'clock, right?
Edited at May 30, 2012 5:45 PM
May 30, 2012 5:48 PM - dibs
Like a pearl necklace, partridge?????
May 30, 2012 5:49 PM - Deleted
Add me to the Eva and Legion camp on beer. Nothing better than ice-cold beer served in a frosted mug. I'm not much of a beer drinker, but on a hot summer day when the BBQ is turned up, there's nothing better
Edited at May 30, 2012 5:49 PM
May 30, 2012 5:52 PM - rf
Benson, I am surprised you are a Joe Nocera fan. His latest:
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/29/opinion/nocera-the-simplicity-solution.html
Somehow I don't think Dave agrees.
May 30, 2012 5:54 PM - Partridge
Yes. Small round chartreuse pearls. They leave nasty stains everywhere they lie.
May 30, 2012 5:58 PM - dibs
What's not to agree with??? he says it's a complex mess. it is. No one is yet sure of all the rules evewn. Ridiculous.
May 30, 2012 6:01 PM - Deleted
Rf;

I can appreciate someone's thought process, even if I don't agree with their conclusion. I like people like Joe Nocera who make reasoned arguments. As opposed to people like Maureen Dowd and Gail Collins, who rely mostly on ridicule, snark and the knowing wink of their elite crowd.
Edited at May 30, 2012 6:01 PM
May 30, 2012 6:04 PM - Legion
All this beer talk is making me thirsty,
when I get home I think I'll skip dinner and go straight to the beer,
I've got some Becks (nod to MM German beer) in the fridge.

...this is one long ass day.
May 30, 2012 6:08 PM - petebklyn
gang of apt burglars busted in crown heights. facebook was their downfall. bragged on their facebook pages.
May 30, 2012 6:11 PM - petebklyn
woman on NY1 traffic report said '7th ave' ...Is it just me or does it bother any else when they don't say 'avenue'.
May 30, 2012 6:11 PM - dibs
Real morons, Pete. LOL
May 30, 2012 6:13 PM - petebklyn
why is channel 13 wasting time with NJ news?
May 30, 2012 6:14 PM - dibs
We get NJ news down here on the Philly stations. Why can't they get their own stations. Who cares about NJ news????

While I was in P-Town, of course I had to endure Elizabeth Warren ads.
May 30, 2012 6:15 PM - Slope4Eva
"Ave"enue was probably abbrieviated on the teleprompter. I was at a function once, where someone was reading a prayer and instead of (inserting name here) he said aloud "insert name here". Giggles were not appropriate, but many could not help themselves.
May 30, 2012 6:17 PM - Deleted
"high five Slope4Eva!
...if there were such a thing as a beer-slurpie, I would drink that."

I read an article about that new Thai place over on Columbia Street (offshoot of some place in portland). Supposedly they sell "beer slushies" - just a bottle of beer that's been frozen so when you open it up it's partially frozen.
Edited at May 30, 2012 6:17 PM
May 30, 2012 6:18 PM - dibs
It would have been worse if it was "Insert Snappy Name Here." You may or may not know that was Snappy's original login over there>>>>>>>>>
Edited at May 30, 2012 6:17 PM
May 30, 2012 6:18 PM - kazootite
Legion, do you know if the whooping cough is going around?

Legion, i'm in calif and born in the US. Were you born here?
May 30, 2012 6:19 PM - dibs
"just a bottle of beer that's been frozen so when you open it up it's partially frozen."

Hipsters are such gullible douchebags.
Edited at May 30, 2012 6:18 PM
May 30, 2012 6:20 PM - Partridge
Pok-Pok NY, DH. I gave it a thumbs up a few weeks ago. Did not know about the beer. I could go for a Slushweiser about now!
May 30, 2012 6:23 PM - Slope4Eva
Kazoo, we have a TV commercial for Pertussis that runs quite often.

I don't think a bottle of beer with a chuck of ice in it can be called a slurpie.
Edited at May 30, 2012 6:23 PM
May 30, 2012 6:25 PM - petebklyn
born in the USA, born in the USA.
Edited at May 30, 2012 6:24 PM
May 30, 2012 6:27 PM - petebklyn
is Pertussis the general who became head of CIA?
May 30, 2012 6:29 PM - Partridge
Bruce!

Edited at May 30, 2012 6:29 PM
May 30, 2012 6:30 PM - petebklyn
I'm cheating tonight. I got prepared food from union market. maybe I'll pretend I made it.
May 30, 2012 6:31 PM - dibs
Born in the USA. Have lived abroad, but not as abroad.
May 30, 2012 6:31 PM - petebklyn
I almost wasn't born here. My father was in army and stationed in germany. they got back couple weeks before I arrived.
May 30, 2012 6:32 PM - dibs
We're ordering Chinese. I can't drink tonight...too tired.
Edited at May 30, 2012 6:32 PM
May 30, 2012 6:33 PM - petebklyn
dibs is albanian.
Edited at May 30, 2012 6:33 PM
May 30, 2012 6:34 PM - petebklyn
beer and chinese food go together. wine is difficult.
May 30, 2012 6:34 PM - dibs
I'll be leading the birthers if you decide to run for office, Pete.
May 30, 2012 6:35 PM - dibs
Agree. Beer & Chinese is good.
Edited at May 30, 2012 6:35 PM
May 30, 2012 6:35 PM - Slope4Eva
Pete, do you cook every night?
May 30, 2012 6:38 PM - petebklyn
during the week mostly. split it on wkends.
May 30, 2012 6:38 PM - petebklyn
but cook is generous. prepare is more like it.
May 30, 2012 6:41 PM - Slope4Eva
Good for you. I can't come up with enough ideas for a full week. No one gives me suggestions. It's always, "I don't care".
Edited at May 30, 2012 6:41 PM
May 30, 2012 6:42 PM - Legion
kazoo,
I'm hearing about bordatella (pertussis-whooping cough)more recently,
seems to be a problem on the West coast, not so much here though.
Most children are given the vaccination but many parents are opting out these days.
It's a constant battle against microorganisms.

Yes, I'm a New Yorker, born and raised.
I need to live someplace else for a while to get another perspective. ;o(
May 30, 2012 6:43 PM - petebklyn
when I get the 'I don't care' or 'anything is fine'....then make whatever I feel like having. could be just rice.
Edited at May 30, 2012 6:43 PM
May 30, 2012 6:44 PM - petebklyn
bordatella sounds delicious. I bet I could find it at italian market on court street.
May 30, 2012 6:45 PM - dibs
I think it's similar to head cheese. I'm sure Union Market has it.
May 30, 2012 6:45 PM - Slope4Eva
Problem is Pete, when I cook, I have no appetite. So, I'd rather make something the other like. My daughter called me the other day around 4PM and wanted chicken cordon bleu. Ugh, OK. Couldn't you ask for pancakes.
May 30, 2012 6:47 PM - kazootite
Thanks Eva and Legion.
May 30, 2012 6:49 PM - Slope4Eva
haha, I thought of cheese also when I read bordatella.

Bordetella, Francisella, and Brucella .... of contaminated milk or cheese from goats (B. melitensis), cows (B. abortus), pigs (B. suis), or canines (B. canis).
I can't open the link.
Edited at May 30, 2012 6:49 PM
May 30, 2012 6:49 PM - dibs
"My daughter called me the other day around 4PM and wanted chicken cordon bleu. "

I think you've raised some sort of a monster.
May 30, 2012 6:50 PM - kazootite
Pete, everyone agrees, try cheese instead :-)
May 30, 2012 6:53 PM - petebklyn
well, tonight is salmon, couscous, zucchini/feta salad.
May 30, 2012 6:55 PM - Slope4Eva
haha, Dave. I'm not a fancy cook by any means, so I could make this with a few hours notice.
May 30, 2012 6:57 PM - Slope4Eva
I normally love fish, but I can't get a taste for salmon. Meal sounds great though, Pete.
May 30, 2012 6:57 PM - Partridge
Closing up shop, stopping at wine store and "gourmet market" for some fixings. What will I make for din din? Wish I was headed to Pete's instead.
May 30, 2012 7:02 PM - kazootite
I am cooking red snapper. Pete's cuisine sounds much better.
May 30, 2012 7:06 PM - sixyearsandcounting
"Morgan Gretchenson of the business section"

Benson, do you mean Gretchen Morgenson?
Edited at May 30, 2012 7:06 PM
May 30, 2012 7:11 PM - Deleted
Six;

Holy smokes, now that's what I call a mix-up! Yes, that is who I meant.

Imo, she wrote the best book about the lead-up to the financial crisis of 2007-2008: Reckless Endangerment (or was it Endless Reckangerment????) :-)
Edited at May 30, 2012 7:11 PM
May 30, 2012 7:13 PM - Deleted
My wife cooked pork cutlets. They were yummy. I had three.
May 30, 2012 7:13 PM - Deleted
My wife cooked pork cutlets. They were yummy. I had three.
Edited at May 30, 2012 7:13 PM
May 30, 2012 7:20 PM - Slope4Eva
That sounds good, Benson. My husband doesn't eat pork.
May 30, 2012 7:20 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
Bordetella, Francisella, and Brucella .... of contaminated milk or cheese from goats (B. melitensis), cows (B. abortus), pigs (B. suis), or canines (B. canis).


and dont forget cheese made from human breast milk! (B.Moonfaceus Canklesaurus).



*rob*

May 30, 2012 7:21 PM - Slope4Eva
Does anyone see Gold's Wasabi Sauce in their supermarkets? If so, which one. I cannot find it anywhere and I'm all out. May have to order some on-line.
Edited at May 30, 2012 7:21 PM
May 30, 2012 7:22 PM - Slope4Eva
Behave, Robert. How are you today?
May 30, 2012 7:25 PM - ilovestoops
I can't cook at all. Am having one of my regular meals: pasta with broccolli and spicy tomatoe sauce (not home made).
Edited at May 30, 2012 7:25 PM
May 30, 2012 7:28 PM - sixyearsandcounting
Rob, your routine needs some new material. Your lines about cankles and moonfaces are getting old!
Edited at May 30, 2012 7:28 PM
May 30, 2012 7:29 PM - Slope4Eva
Stoops, I am not a cook either. But I do love to experiment. I keep it safe and just cook to taste. I haven't killed anyone yet. I make a mean Mac and Cheese, oh so simple, pot roast (smothered in horseradish), pastas, etc. I like my pasta w/broccoli in garlic and oil.
Edited at May 30, 2012 7:29 PM
May 30, 2012 7:32 PM - dibs
I love pork cutlets....very tender and tasty after marinated in soy & black pepper
May 30, 2012 7:36 PM - dibs
OK...good night all.
May 30, 2012 7:36 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
Rob, your routine needs some new material. Your lines about cankles and moonfaces are getting old!

poppycock. there's nothing wrong with being a broken record. it means one has convictions.

quote:
How are you today?

Fine. America's next top model final is tonight. I havent watched any of the season minus the first two episodes, so i'll be lost, but I do like watching the finale and preparing a vinegar sandwich (it's a tradition for me). I was sorta angry today because I read that Bush's tax cuts are expiring on Jan 1st 2013? is this true? I remember when the tax cuts first happened I was like WHOA a serious bump in my paycheck, I thought someone made a mistake in billing (okay it wasnt THAT much, but it kinda was). So are we expected now to see a big reduction in pay in January of 2013? that kinda sorta blows. actually no, it blows a LOT. Couldnt they at least gradually pull that tax break back instead of all at once like that? It's a big disaster waiting to happen for many people who enjoy living paycheck to paycheck. And don't judge, most people live paycheck to paycheck. And many of those people just dig themselves into debt more and more, that's WORSE than living paycheck to paycheck, so therefore I don't feel too guilty or self-reflexive about what im doing.


*rob*

May 30, 2012 7:52 PM - ilovestoops
Eva: I tried mac & cheese recently for the first time. The taste was ok but the cheese stuck together and was gloppy. We need that recipe forum so you can post your recipe. I hate experimenting and cooking all together but would like to learn to make a few things.
I had asparagus (steamed under a wet paper towel in the microwave) and a roll for lunch. It wasn't very filling. I'm going to fix the pasta now.
May 30, 2012 7:57 PM - Partridge
I settled for baked, boneless, skinless chicken thighs over baby arugala salad. Balsamic dressing. Got to get baking in my Easy Bake Ovenlette.
Edited at May 30, 2012 7:57 PM
May 30, 2012 8:01 PM - petebklyn
for benson, donatella (if she is peeking in), and bhs I think, or anyone who has japanese work connection:
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/30/business/global/as-global-rivals-gain-ground-corporate-japan-clings-to-cautious-ways.html?_r=1&src=me&ref=business

another nytimes article today (arts section) is some tv show 'dogs in the city'...wondered if duke auditioned.

My dinner I said is all from union market....could have the same thing easily.
Don't tell husband is pork...just the other white meat.
Edited at May 30, 2012 8:01 PM
May 30, 2012 8:02 PM - Slope4Eva
Stoops, I'll type it up as to not bore everyone and post it another day when I catch you here.

Sounds delish Partridge.
May 30, 2012 8:02 PM - Slope4Eva
I should do that Pete.
May 30, 2012 8:03 PM - rf
Homemade chicken parmesan sandwiches (bread from Fairway), steamed broccoli.
Edited at May 30, 2012 8:03 PM
May 30, 2012 8:06 PM - petebklyn
steamed broccoli sounds extremely boring.
Edited at May 30, 2012 8:06 PM
May 30, 2012 8:08 PM - petebklyn
my hydrangea is opening and will be spectacular. if only I knew how to take a digital picture and post it.
May 30, 2012 8:08 PM - Legion
Partridge,
I heard that quote from the police detective stating that the drug induced psychosis is literally cooking their organs.
I wouldn't say it's literal since the temperature is not rising to boiling point temperatures of 212 degrees.
However, I get what he's saying. The normal enzymatic and chemical reactions that occur in our bodies can only exist within a precise and narrow range of between about 95 and 104 degrees F.
If the body's temperature regulation is effected at its center in the hypothalamus our organ systems start to shut down and malfunction, including the brain.
May 30, 2012 8:10 PM - Slope4Eva
I loved steamed veggies. Needs butter, or cheese sauce, or garlic, but yum. Pete, take a picture. E:Mail it to your computer.
Edited at May 30, 2012 8:10 PM
May 30, 2012 8:12 PM - ilovestoops
thanks, eva. looking forward to seeing the recipe.

steamed brocolli is delish - not boring!
May 30, 2012 8:13 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
My dinner I said is all from union market....

And you get on my ass for having a dog walker and taking car service when I can't be asked to take the subway!? :-/ and lol i read about that show called Dogs that airs tonight. Looks really stupid actually. Cesar Milan did it first with The Dog Whisperer. Something tells me this is just going to be a moonface version of that show. I'm also not a fan of trying to change a dogs basic nature too early on with trainers and behavior modification and stuff like that. Most dogs eventually grow out of their supposed ill-behaved manners. A lot of people like to take credit for having socialized my dog, but personally I think he would have just grown out of it lol. He's gotten so old in the last few months it's creepy. I know he's dying and that dog deaths kinda come on very suddenly. He's healthy and all for his age, but it's pretty obvious he's scratching at death's door. It's sadnd i dont want to think about it, but I guess that's life, and in the end it mean less bills. no dog food, no vets, no dog walker. He's taught me a lot over the years tho. And much to the chagrin of many haters, it shows I was able to take care of another living organism (of course with the help of many others over the years...) But human babies often need multiple people helping out too, so I don't view it as being too much of a scrub.


*rob*

Edited at May 30, 2012 8:13 PM
May 30, 2012 8:14 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
my hydrangea is opening and will be spectacular. if only I knew how to take a digital picture and post it.

GOTHD x 50000

*rob*

Edited at May 30, 2012 8:14 PM
May 30, 2012 8:15 PM - petebklyn
first I would have to find a camera. then ask OH to put cable to computer. but that would mean finding whatever cable one needs.
Edited at May 30, 2012 8:15 PM
May 30, 2012 8:17 PM - petebklyn
GOTHD is honor. nothing better than anything with gay in it.
Edited at May 30, 2012 8:17 PM
May 30, 2012 8:17 PM - Not_Logged_In
Return of You Know Who: "I think the truly uninformed and clueless should stay out of the stock market."

Yeah Fucked In The Ass In Bed Stuy! I agree with you and while your Boyfriend is shoving a Soldering Iron up your ass
poke your IPad and read this!

JPMorgan CIO Swaps Pricing Said To Differ From Investment Bank
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-05-30/jpmorgan-cio-swaps-pricing-said-to-differ-from-investment-bank.html


Bloomberg News first reported April 5 that Iksil had built positions that were so large he was driving price moves in the $10 trillion market for credit-swap indexes. About a week later, on a conference call to announce quarterly results, Dimon, 56, called news about the trades a “complete tempest in a teapot.”

Wow talk about "not knowing"...
Oh Europe is Fucked------>

The What
Someday this war is gonna end...
Edited at May 30, 2012 8:17 PM
May 30, 2012 8:18 PM - Slope4Eva
I second the GOTD for Pete. You are welcome Stoops, I wish it were more interesting, but that's the other ladies.

OK, kiddies, gotta run. Have a good night.
May 30, 2012 8:18 PM - petebklyn
I can see thru the ivy covered fence the new beardo neighbor grilling. just robs type.
May 30, 2012 8:19 PM - petebklyn
hmmm, I didn't know the What came out this late at night.
Edited at May 30, 2012 8:19 PM
May 30, 2012 8:21 PM - petebklyn
I gotta go. tomorrow folks.
Edited at May 30, 2012 8:21 PM
May 30, 2012 9:20 PM - Partridge
Don't want to dwell too long on recipes and food talk as I know it makes Rob a bit crazy, but that was so good, simple, fast and cheap. $15 and will get 3 healthy, quick meals. And no added sodium. A cross I bear.

Lech, I meant to commend you last night for your quick reflexes with The What. The way you lurk and wait, ready to put the site on a seven second delay, or scold him when he crosses the line -- well, it's simply outstanding!
May 30, 2012 9:56 PM - Not_Logged_In
Return of You Know Who: " The What. The way you lurk and wait, ready to put the site on a seven second delay, or scold him when he crosses the line -- well, it's simply outstanding!"

**Sarcastic Clap***

The What
Someday this war is gonna end...


Edited at May 30, 2012 9:56 PM
May 30, 2012 9:59 PM - Partridge
You have to admit that it is kinda cool the way he appears out of thin air sometimes, no? Even while he was on vacation. Pretty impressive.

What did you have for dinner, What?
May 30, 2012 10:05 PM - Slopefarm
Hey, Partridge, saw your Bruce post earlier. And yes, jackal was quite Gazoo-esque while on vacation.
Edited at May 30, 2012 10:05 PM
May 30, 2012 10:08 PM - Partridge
What did you have for dinner, Slopester?
Edited at May 30, 2012 10:08 PM
May 30, 2012 10:12 PM - Partridge
Oh, and Slopey, it seems Sports Talk has fallen off the tracks. See what you can do to make it right again. It is not that I want in that conversation, it's that I enjoy it when you all are enjoying it.
Edited at May 30, 2012 10:12 PM
May 30, 2012 10:14 PM - Legion
[burp]

...finally on the couch with COLD beer in hand.
Here's one for each of you
-The What
-Partridge
-Slopefarm

...is *rob* still around ?
Edited at May 30, 2012 10:14 PM
May 30, 2012 10:15 PM - Slopefarm
hectic evening at home, LP. Takeout Indian -- chicken makhani, shag paneer, poori. For dessert, my daughter's two hour homework meltdown. Quiet now, thank goodness.
Edited at May 30, 2012 10:15 PM
May 30, 2012 10:16 PM - Slopefarm
LOL, legion, OT's very own beer summit. I brought my own -- Belhaven 80 Shilling.
Edited at May 30, 2012 10:16 PM
May 30, 2012 10:18 PM - Legion
Nice!
I wish I had Indian take out here.
That's one amenity we're lacking.
Edited at May 30, 2012 10:18 PM
May 30, 2012 10:20 PM - Slopefarm
The problem with Indian take out is, it sucks if your hood doesn't have it, but if it does, it's never as good as you expect it to be.
Edited at May 30, 2012 10:20 PM
May 30, 2012 10:21 PM - Legion
haha,
I'd still kill for a tasty samosa right about now.
Edited at May 30, 2012 10:21 PM
May 30, 2012 10:21 PM - Partridge
Frosty mugs, nice! Thanks.

How old is she? That sounds tough for all involved. OTOH, Indian sounds scrumptious. No Indian in my neck of the wood. Why did that trend die? Replaced by Thai, I guess.
May 30, 2012 10:23 PM - Partridge
Chicken Tikka Masala!
Edited at May 30, 2012 10:23 PM
May 30, 2012 10:24 PM - Slopefarm
7th grade, LP. Meltdowns surprisingly rare at chez slopey. But a ton of big year-end projects are due within the next week and the farmhand is very diligent but isn't good at cutting corners.
Edited at May 30, 2012 10:24 PM
May 30, 2012 10:25 PM - Slopefarm
Many of the Indian restaurants have an appetizer for which the menu description is something like "too difficult to explain but quite tasty."
Edited at May 30, 2012 10:25 PM
May 30, 2012 10:31 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
I like beer with ice as well, especially in the summer, and especially when you are trying to turn one 40 into two.

Indian food is so good, and one of the few ethnic cuisines haven't hijacked by overpriced restaurant entrepeneur moonfaces. Sorry but if you claim to be a chinese restaurant the the cook is a chick named Molly from Minnesota, I don't think so! That is more and more the case these days. You KNOW she was just living on fruit roll ups and chocolate milk just a few years ago, how on earth can someone like that demand the prices they do!? pure hoodwinkery. If I want mexican food I want to see someone named Pedro making it, not someone named Josh. This city has become so phoney disneyfied it's not even funny, even our "ethnic" restaurants are phoney.





*rob*

Edited at May 30, 2012 10:31 PM
May 30, 2012 10:35 PM - Partridge
So tough to see the young hands suffer. I'll never understand when parents get to have decompression time. I'd go bonkers without it.
Edited at May 30, 2012 10:35 PM
May 30, 2012 10:36 PM - Legion
...if I ever walk into a Chinese restaurant and there's some midwestern chick cooking,
I can't be held responsible for the fury that I would unleash.
Edited at May 30, 2012 10:36 PM
May 30, 2012 10:36 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
and yes yes yes, I KNOW the battallion will come out and be like there are TONS of ethnic restaurants all over the city just go out and find them. well, sorry, that is not good enough for me. i live where i live and what i see are phoney ass restaurants. those should be abolished just based on principle alone. and LOL @ the kosher fro-yo shop opening in bed-stuy. Someone is totally trying to cash in on something beyond absurd and has no business sense whatsoever. (i dont hate on businesses exactly, but there are some things that are just so stupid beyond words) and before anyone jumps down my throat, I just saw a post from YOU montrose morris today over on the other side making fun of 14 dollar bars of soap.



*rob*

Edited at May 30, 2012 10:36 PM
May 30, 2012 10:39 PM - Legion
There are still places in this city where one can be a cultural tourist though.
For instance you can still go into a Korean restaurant in some neighborhoods and only communicate through pointing and nodding.
Edited at May 30, 2012 10:39 PM
May 30, 2012 10:41 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
...if I ever walk into a Chinese restaurant and there's some midwestern chick cooking,
I can't be held responsible for the fury that I would unleash.

seriously. it works out sometimes tho. i've eaten pizza at places made by (i believe mexican/hispanic people) and the pizza was great, but of course it wasn't 10 dollars a slice like SOME kinds of people would charge just because they believe that their magical touch on the food deserves some kind of divine premium just being supposedly blessed on the culture they were born into and value they add to the neighborhood (barf). Sorry, but those fingers you just shoved down your throat last night to barf up your dinner do not warrant such a ridiculous premium in price, and your hairnetless manbun makes it even less so.



*rob*

Edited at May 30, 2012 10:41 PM
May 30, 2012 10:43 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
For instance you can still go into a Korean restaurant in some neighborhoods and only communicate through pointing and nodding.

LOL. Like me at the MAD OVERPRICED housing works across the street from me. The nasally troll who everyday at 645 has to scream out "excuse me housingworkings shoppers. the dressing rooms, blah blah blah blah blah we are closing at blah blah blah" good lord woman, when god was handing out voiceboxes (and faces sadly) you got the short end of the stick.


*rob*

Edited at May 30, 2012 10:43 PM
May 30, 2012 10:48 PM - Partridge
Or at this new Thai via Portland resto by me, Pok-Pok NY, the menu is in English, the wait staff are hipsters, but the ingredients are completely foreign and require lengthy explanations. The end result is yummy and you realize that it doesn't really matter what's in it, it's just delicious.
Edited at May 30, 2012 10:48 PM
May 30, 2012 10:48 PM - Legion
"...and your hairnetless manbun makes it even less so."

hahaha,
that reminds me of the time I went to a "pizzeria" on Metropolitan Ave. and as I'm placing my order
I notice the douchebag behind the counter using the metal spatula to scratch his back.
...UNDER HIS SHIRT!
I didn't know what was more offensive, his blatant disregard for basic food hygiene or the fact that he had an absoulutely puzzled look at my angry rebuke to his use of a food utensil to groom his back hair.
Edited at May 30, 2012 10:48 PM
May 30, 2012 10:49 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
EW. tho honestly you could be describing a moonface or an old school italian lol.


*rob*

Edited at May 30, 2012 10:49 PM
May 30, 2012 10:50 PM - Legion
It's true partridge,
anyone can be a great ethnic chef with enough skill.
But they better know what they're doing!
Edited at May 30, 2012 10:50 PM
May 30, 2012 10:52 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
Or at this new Thai via Portland resto by me, Pok-Pok NY, the menu is in English, the wait staff are hipsters, but the ingredients are completely foreign and require lengthy explanations. The end result is yummy and you realize that it doesn't really matter what's in it, it's just delicious.

"Resto" - check

Idiotic name Pok Pok - check

Lengthy pretentious explanations for simple ingredients that have existed thousands of years - check

"it doesn't really matter what's in it" Your wallet get raped? priceless.

*rob*

Edited at May 30, 2012 10:51 PM
May 30, 2012 10:53 PM - Partridge
Double ew! Under his shirt!!
May 30, 2012 10:54 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
It's true partridge,
anyone can be a great ethnic chef with enough skill.


NO, they cannot! That's like hiring a blond hooker and a redhead shows up or something pretend to be a ditz. It just doesn't WORK that way! Dave, please back me up on this one!? Imagine if one of your tricks showed up and he was some pasty white dude but told you that he sucks dick like a tiawanese refugee and he really did suck your dick just as good, but is the experience the same? is it as authentic? i think not.

Edited at May 30, 2012 10:54 PM
May 30, 2012 10:55 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
and would you pay 5 x the price!?!?! hells to the no.

*rob*

May 30, 2012 10:56 PM - bxgrl
Too tired to post- out al day in the hot sun with firemen, police men and first responders. All in all a lovely day seeing friends I havent' seen for some time. Got to shake hands with the Chief of the Fire Dept, Pataki, Giuliani and Bloomberg. Actually Bloomberg and Giuliani were quite warm to everyone which surprised me. But the best part was walking into the memorial with the other responders I worked with, and people lined the streets and cheered us for the work we did. we were so shocked- and the kids gave us thank you cards they wrote themselves. Needless to say, we cried like babies.

On the other hand, all the beer talk sounded soooo nice. I don't like beer much- some of the interesting microbrews I do like- but legion- did you save any for me?
Edited at May 30, 2012 10:56 PM
May 30, 2012 10:56 PM - Legion
I'm thinking about Top Chef where these talented chefs are asked to
cook certain types of foods,
many of them fail but surprisingly,
some of them succeed. At least according to the food critiques like Padma.
Like when they have to cook authentic latin cuisine in Miami or Mexican in Texas.
Edited at May 30, 2012 10:56 PM
May 30, 2012 10:57 PM - Partridge
No, Rob. The story with this place is that it is authentic Thai street food. The chef is nutty about bringing in ingredients that are otherwise unheard of here. It is unlike other ethnic restaurants that adapt the dishes based on available ingredients.
Edited at May 30, 2012 10:57 PM
May 30, 2012 10:57 PM - bxgrl
Arrrrgh- under his shirt!!?? Back hair? Ewwwwww.
Edited at May 30, 2012 10:57 PM
May 30, 2012 10:58 PM - Legion
hi bxgrl,
this bud's for you:
Edited at May 30, 2012 10:57 PM
May 30, 2012 11:00 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
i used to like top chef. but then the whole sucking on foodie this and foodie that started and i was like ew, food's gross and the people are even worse! i only liked that show for the drama and it doesnt bring it as much as other shows anyway, so nothing lost for me i guess. bunch of adult infants stuck in the oral stage of life it seems these days. freud would have a field day.
also cooking is not hard. it doesnt take a genius IQ to put together a ridiculous fancy ass dish. that's why anyone with a pulse can do it for the most part, but the authenticity evaporates when it's a bunch of phonies doing it.

*rob*

Edited at May 30, 2012 11:00 PM
May 30, 2012 11:00 PM - Slopefarm
hey, I'm back. One final round with the homework crisis, but done for the night. Mrs. Slopey went to sleep early (no she didn't bail, mutual agreement as to whose turn it was on crisis duty). Decompression starts now, ends in ten when I go to sleep.
May 30, 2012 11:00 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
whoa look at bxgirl hobnobbling with the famous! sounds like a fun day :)

*rob*

Edited at May 30, 2012 11:00 PM
May 30, 2012 11:01 PM - Legion
"...and would you pay 5 x the price!?!?! hells to the no."

I'm totally agreeing on the price thing,
if it's "authentic",
it should be at a price level that doesn't require an American Express Black Card.
Edited at May 30, 2012 11:01 PM
May 30, 2012 11:01 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
eh, not "fun" day. you know what i mean tho.

*rob*

Edited at May 30, 2012 11:01 PM
May 30, 2012 11:02 PM - Slopefarm
You watch Cake Boss, rob? Old school out of control Italian bakery in Hoboken. The cakes are insane. My daughter loves it.
Edited at May 30, 2012 11:02 PM
May 30, 2012 11:03 PM - Partridge
Yuck, Guiliani. He and I used to park at the same lot in mid-town back when he was no one. The mouth on that guy was revolting.

I think I'm in love with Mike.

Glad you had a great experience and now can enjoy a beer with us!
Edited at May 30, 2012 11:03 PM
May 30, 2012 11:04 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
One final round with the homework crisis, but done for the night.

I don't know if it's still around anymore, but for a number of years it was and they used to advertise it on NEW York 1, where kids can call in for help with their homework and teachers and tutors were there to help. I was like um my tax dollars being used and I dont have kids so why not call and ask them for "help". The idea sounded like fun but I kinda sorta suck at prank calls so nothing too lolzy every came out of it, plus it's creepy to make prank calls if you aren't with a group of people.

Edited at May 30, 2012 11:04 PM
May 30, 2012 11:04 PM - Slopefarm
Yeah, agree on price. Went to Talde a few months back and didn't get the appeal. Flavors were the same as any Malaysian joint. 5x the price for sure. Meat quality much better, but then there is no need for all that flavoring.
Edited at May 30, 2012 11:04 PM
May 30, 2012 11:05 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
(not to mention I hated wasting my phone minutes on such jejune behavior)

*rob*

Edited at May 30, 2012 11:05 PM
May 30, 2012 11:06 PM - bxgrl
I was kind of surprised they were actually there and the memorial had us line up so they could shake our hands and thank us for our service. Eh- they're politicians. They got lots of photo ops out of it. But the kids cheering us- that was huge. The Vollies - at least the sallie anns- were pretty much forgotten.
Edited at May 30, 2012 11:06 PM
May 30, 2012 11:07 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
You watch Cake Boss, rob? Old school out of control Italian bakery in Hoboken. The cakes are insane. My daughter loves it.

Hmmm, that sounds VAGUELY familiar. I don't really watch much TV minus a select few shows, but I do recall reading about that show. Now im thinking about that horrible show Cupcake Wars (that was a show right? im not totally making that up in my head am I?)

*rob*

May 30, 2012 11:07 PM - Partridge
Talde left me hungry.
Edited at May 30, 2012 11:07 PM
May 30, 2012 11:07 PM - Slopefarm
I am NOT helping you with your homework, rob. ;)

Seriously, those homework helplines may be OK for math workbook problems and such, but not for how to organize the results of a science experiment on a poster board or deciding what to emphasize about the european elements in the origins of tango. REAlly, my kid knows what she wants to do, but she needs help prioritizing when too many things are due at once.
Edited at May 30, 2012 11:07 PM
May 30, 2012 11:08 PM - bxgrl
LP- it was really amazing. I'm no Guiliani or Bloomberg fan but it was nice of them to make the effort.

So- who made the beer smoothies?
Edited at May 30, 2012 11:08 PM
May 30, 2012 11:08 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
I shook Al Gore's hand once and laughed at him cuz he walked into the wrong office. I've told that story 50,000 times before tho, I know. I feel like it's one of those things that belong on my resume.

*rob*

May 30, 2012 11:09 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
I shook Al Gore's hand once and laughed at him cuz he walked into the wrong office. I've told that story 50,000 times before tho, I know. I feel like it's one of those things that belong on my resume.

*rob*

Edited at May 30, 2012 11:09 PM
May 30, 2012 11:10 PM - Partridge
The man of the hour Legion! Slopey has his in the microwave still.
May 30, 2012 11:13 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
Talde left me hungry.

I think that's the point. To get people to still be starving that they give raving reviews on Yelp.com, which 90% of the people who frequent these joints are already doing on their phones before the last course is even served :-/ Moonface etiquette at it's best. I dont want to sound like an old person, even tho I am, but when you are hanging out with someone ESPECIALLY In a restaurant, it's so tacky to have your phone in your hand the whole time and constantly checking it. Perhaps it so normal these days it's not that tacky to most people.

Ever be talking to someone and they get a text and they tell you to hold on and stop talking and then check their phone!? :-/ rude!

*rob*

Edited at May 30, 2012 11:13 PM
May 30, 2012 11:14 PM - Legion
"So- who made the beer smoothies?"

dh told us the secret to beer smoothies is to simply place them in the freezer until half frozen then enjoy.

Edited at May 30, 2012 11:14 PM
May 30, 2012 11:17 PM - Legion
LOL at slopefarm's microwave beer partridge
Edited at May 30, 2012 11:17 PM
May 30, 2012 11:19 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
REAlly, my kid knows what she wants to do, but she needs help prioritizing when too many things are due at once.

Do you think kids are given way more homework / projects and stuff than us back in the day? I hear the claim about this sometimes, but never sure if it's just parents complaining or kids complaining or whatever. I was really self regimented as a kid. My grandparents would never have known if I did my homework or not. Before I started working after school in high school I would do my homework from 5-7 everyday and then when I worked I would come home around 6 (worked everyday after school until 5) eat dinner, take my bubble bath, and then do homework from 7-8. I don't recall getting THAT much homework, definitely not hours and hours worth like people claim to get today. I did make use of study hall period tho while most people goofed off, so that helped. And did the big projects on the weekends and not leave them til the last minute the night before during the week. I was pretty good at time management in that regard. On nights when I did have to prepare for a big important exam I used to make sure to send my grandmother to Bingo and lend my uncle 10 bux to go smoke weed at a friends house or something lol. I used to like having the kitchen table to myself when I was studying. Couldn't do it with those freaks around.



*rob*



Edited at May 30, 2012 11:19 PM
May 30, 2012 11:22 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
RE: Beer smoothies.. Sounds a tad gross.

Wet Farts:
Starbucks Frappucino, Vodka, and Crushed Ice. and a squirt of Hershey's Syrup if you are daring. YUM!

*rob*

Edited at May 30, 2012 11:22 PM
May 30, 2012 11:23 PM - Slopefarm
night all!
Edited at May 30, 2012 11:23 PM
May 30, 2012 11:27 PM - Partridge
Sunrise at 5:28 tomorrow. It is light at 5:10. I'm hoping to catch it again. Lights out now. Good night!

Today's OT had some fun parts again. I'm hoping our lazy ass "co-workers" reappear soon.
Edited at May 30, 2012 11:27 PM
May 30, 2012 11:28 PM - Legion
Time to sleep here too.
Goodnight all.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbxsmcT7GOk
Edited at May 30, 2012 11:28 PM
May 30, 2012 11:33 PM - Partridge
Thanks for the Roy and to you...
The Kills.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfLcPYA3Nlk&list=AL94UKMTqg-9Bthoak_fxG6TTLiUvVWgJq&index=9&feature=plcp
Edited at May 30, 2012 11:32 PM
May 30, 2012 11:44 PM - ilovestoops
Bxgrl: glad you had a good day. would like to hear of your experience as a first responder sometime when we all get together.

I'm with Partridge: Guliani was horrible. I really like most that Mike has done, with a couple of major caveats where he totally screwed up.

goodnight.
Edited at May 30, 2012 11:44 PM
May 30, 2012 11:56 PM - MontroseMorris
"Guliani was horrible. I really like most that Mike has done, with a couple of major caveats where he totally screwed up."

I generally agree, stoops, only would say that I like SOME of what Mike's done. In some respects he was great, in others, not so good. I hate his paternalistic attitude, it's one of his worst faults.
May 31, 2012 12:01 AM - MontroseMorris
Rob, I thought you "couldn't be asked" to read Brownstoner, that hated journal of all that is wrong with Brooklyn. I see you still do.

And for the record, I'm for anyone opening a business just about anywhere. It's good old American free enterprise, the source of most of the job creation in this country - small business. They can sell $12 soaps and $3 pickles, more power to them. That doesn't mean they all will, or should, survive. You have to do your homework, and I don't think the people who opened Tin City did theirs.

I'm sorry their business failed, as that was their heart, their hard earned money, and their valuable time. Plus, if they had employees, some people are out of work. Starting and sustaining a business is hard work, and I wish anyone who does so great success, and I'm certainly not wishing them to fail, unlike some people.

I also think it is more than possible for people of different backgrounds to master ethnic cuisines. It happens every day. Are we now going to say that people can only prepare foods from their own ethnic or cultural backgrounds? Ridiculous.
Edited at May 31, 2012 12:01 AM
May 31, 2012 12:19 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
I also think it is more than possible for people of different backgrounds to master ethnic cuisines.

read my original point tho, sorry, but that is SO not true. if that was the case than we might as well just give up being an internatiional city and call ourself Ohio 2.0 there are times where i don't even think you believe your own bullshit defending of stuff, the What is awful when he calls you names, but is spot on when it comes to the way you defend such barfy stuff.


*rob*


Edited at May 31, 2012 12:19 AM
May 31, 2012 12:22 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
Are we now going to say that people can only prepare foods from their own ethnic or cultural backgrounds?

yes we can if we want to be REALLY authentic about it not charge 10x the prices.

*rob*

Edited at May 31, 2012 12:22 AM
May 31, 2012 12:26 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
I hate his paternalistic attitude, it's one of his worst faults.

AGREEANCE. NANNY STATE IS so off putting these days. Most of his little "issues" are just quality of life and ticketed type offenses so you can still get away with doing them (which I encourage people to do) and then just deal with a cheap ticket. Me and Duke violate the "law" all weekend in Prospect Park when it came to the lame ass smking ban. I was just waiting for a cop to come up to us and for me and Duke to get all Jersey on their asses.


*rob*

Edited at May 31, 2012 12:26 AM
May 31, 2012 12:55 AM - lechacal
Hi

Just finishing work, started before 7 am today. Back on 654 train again tomorrow. Shit's not sustainable. What if I just didn't do any of this stuff? I was talking earlier with the general counsel of one of the largest financial services firms in the country and a guy who used to be general counsel of Citigroup (it was basically a sort of private dinner for. Douchebags) and I told everyone at my table that I was quitting work to go live in the woods and grow a beard and have a garden. They laughed kind of nervously.
Edited at May 31, 2012 12:55 AM
May 31, 2012 1:00 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
Just finishing work, started before 7 am today. Back on 654 train again tomorrow. Shit's not sustainable.

My grandfather worked in South Jersey and we lived in North Jersey and he couldn't be asked to commute home during the week so he lived in a trailer at his job sit during the week and just came home on weekends. It was sorta kinda a win-win for everyone in some respects. (Mostly cuz we got to live in a projects apartment for 35 bux a month) in a nice development, garage, two bedrooms, NYC buses literally a few blocks away. Mad financial aid for college because he didn't technicall "live" with us. Do what you have to do. My grandmother said there's nothing grosser in the world than waking up to someone breathing on your neck. So true, so true.

*rob*

Edited at May 31, 2012 1:00 AM
May 31, 2012 1:00 AM - lechacal
I find it incredibly difficult to have conversations with people when they talk about things like playing golf or buying cars or their favorite team. I concentrate super hard but it's like they're speaking a foreign language.
Edited at May 31, 2012 1:00 AM
May 31, 2012 1:02 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
Get a divorce now before you are too old? I don't know WHAT to tell straight people. Maybe you are over your starter marriage? Don't worry about the kids, they adjust, chances are if they grew up in brooklyn recently they are already beyond doomed anyway. I can only you imagine your kids in junior high being all like im from brooklyn yo lol.




*rob*

Edited at May 31, 2012 1:02 AM
May 31, 2012 1:03 AM - lechacal
EastWest was at the dinner I mentioned. Only dh and sdfl will know who that is.
Edited at May 31, 2012 1:03 AM
May 31, 2012 1:03 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
I find it incredibly difficult to have conversations with people when they talk about things like playing golf or buying cars or their favorite team. I concentrate super hard but it's like they're speaking a foreign language.

You NEED to get out ASAP. for your own sanity. I know im gonna get tons of hate for that, but whatever. There is nothing wrong with divorce, and most kids these days kinda WANT their parents to be divorced.


*rob*

May 31, 2012 1:04 AM - Deleted
How's the mini cooper?
Edited at May 31, 2012 1:04 AM
May 31, 2012 1:08 AM - lechacal
Mini cooper is good. That was a random question.
Edited at May 31, 2012 1:08 AM
May 31, 2012 1:10 AM - Deleted
Sometimes you talk about buying cars......

How's eastwest? (less random question)
Edited at May 31, 2012 1:10 AM
May 31, 2012 1:53 AM - MontroseMorris
Rob, Lech didn't say he wanted out of his marriage, who the hell are you to give relationship advice? "Maybe you are over your starter marriage? Don't worry about the kids, they adjust,"????? I don't know why Lech doesn't find you and make sushi out of you. Oh, that's right, people of one ethnic group can't prepare the foods of another ethnic group.

"Most kids want their parents to divorce." Um, NO. Newsflash, everything in the world is not projected through the lens of your unfortunate youth. There are actually happy people in this world, and that includes children and their parents.

"i don't even think you believe your own bullshit defending of stuff, the What is awful when he calls you names, but is spot on when it comes to the way you defend such barfy stuff."

Unlike you, I don't just spout bs to hear the sound of my own voice. I'll defend whomever and whatever I please, because I actually believe in things, and don't live only to do nothing, while tearing down everyone else's efforts to better themselves in one way or another.


Edited at May 31, 2012 1:53 AM
May 31, 2012 3:23 AM - gazoo
"I don't know why Lech doesn't find you and make sushi out of you. Oh, that's right, people of one ethnic group can't prepare the foods of another ethnic group." omg that is funny! BURN!


Edited at May 31, 2012 3:23 AM