Friday Open Thread
June 1, 2012 7:56 AM - CGar

380 comments
June 1, 2012 7:58 AM - rf
Welcome back, morning CGar! (I know you made a brief appearance yesterday.) Hope you are all better.
Edited at June 1, 2012 7:58 AM
#1
June 1, 2012 8:04 AM - More4Less
Is that a Rob scare crow?
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#2
June 1, 2012 8:08 AM - More4Less
Can I have half a brownie if Devils win cup?

Let's go Devils!!!!
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#3
June 1, 2012 8:11 AM - Not_Logged_In
Return of You Know Who: EU officials warn euro's survival at risk
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/06/01/eurozone-idUSL5E8GV9CG20120601

* ECB says deposit guarantee needed to fight bank runs
* EU's Rehn says single currency could disintegrate
* Spanish capital flight accelerated in March
* Merkel avoids comment on banking union, but says "no taboos"

Spaniards alarmed by the dire state of their banks moved money abroad in March at a faster rate than at any time since records began in 1990, official figures showed.

Things are at a breaking point and The Euro is finished..

The What
Someday this war is gonna end...
Edited at June 1, 2012 8:11 AM
#4
June 1, 2012 8:13 AM - CGar
Sorry, m4l, but I'm rooting for LA since they've never won the Stanley Cup. Plus which I'm none too happy with the Devils for beating the Rangers. You're still up 2 trays of brownies for the Senators and the Caps. Shall we go double or nothing on an LA vs. Devils win?
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#5
June 1, 2012 8:13 AM - More4Less
WHAT, Are you predicting DOW 6.5k soon?
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#6
June 1, 2012 8:17 AM - More4Less
CGar, I've always rooted for the Devils. Plus if they move to BK, it would be good for them to bringing a cup with them. Kings look real good so far I ain't foolish enough to be against them.
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#7
June 1, 2012 8:17 AM - Partridge
Good morning all. Hi CGar! That is one fancy cock up there.^^^^^^^
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#8
June 1, 2012 8:17 AM - Not_Logged_In
Return of You Know Who: "WHAT, Are you predicting DOW 6.5k soon?"
No because I don't know what the Fed is going to do in three weeks.
I think the sand in the hour glass has ran out and it's game over for the Euro.

The What
Someday this war is gonna end..
Edited at June 1, 2012 8:17 AM
#9
June 1, 2012 8:22 AM - More4Less
DC comics relaunching Green Lantern as a gay character.
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#10
June 1, 2012 8:22 AM - CGar
I've never known you to walk away from a bet.
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#11
June 1, 2012 8:24 AM - More4Less
WHAT, if euro craps out, we need someone else to distract market else they will be looking at us. Maybe a Japan crapout?
#12
June 1, 2012 8:25 AM - Not_Logged_In
Return of You Know Who: "DC comics relaunching Green Lantern as a gay character."
Please tell me you're joking!

The What
Someday this war is gonna end..
#13
June 1, 2012 8:26 AM - More4Less
CGar, I ain't no fool. Rather bank the 2 trays of brownies than none. Kings are playing real well.
Edited at June 1, 2012 8:26 AM
#14
June 1, 2012 8:27 AM - Not_Logged_In
Return of You Know Who: "WHAT, if euro craps out, we need someone else to distract market else they will be looking at us. Maybe a Japan crapout?"

The losers in the following order...
1. Europe
2. Japan
3. China
4. America

The What
Someday this war is gonna end..
Edited at June 1, 2012 8:26 AM
#15
June 1, 2012 8:27 AM - More4Less
WHAT, read the Lantern story on nypost
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#16
June 1, 2012 8:29 AM - More4Less
I'm waiting for 30yr fixed rates to drop to 3.5% so I can re-fi. Guess a Japan crapout will get me there
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#17
June 1, 2012 8:31 AM - Not_Logged_In
Return of You Know Who: "I'm waiting for 30yr fixed rates to drop to 3.5% so I can re-fi. Guess a Japan crapout will get me there"

If you can get a Mortgage M4L. Things just went from bad to worse, the Euro is finished.

The What
Someday this war is gonna end..
#18
June 1, 2012 8:31 AM - More4Less
Dusting off the "Wheeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!" -thanks to shitty jobs report
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#19
June 1, 2012 8:33 AM - More4Less
WHAT, our gov will be propping up real estate mkt so if banks won't originate it, the gov will give me the mortgage
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#20
June 1, 2012 8:38 AM - CGar
I feel like Bob Barker, but how about you keep the 2 trays of brownies behind Door #1, and we make a straight wager on the Kings vs. Devils for a 3rd tray of brownies. So, if the Devils win, you get 3 trays of brownies. But what do I get if LA wins???
Edited at June 1, 2012 8:38 AM
#21
June 1, 2012 8:38 AM - Not_Logged_In
Return of You Know Who: "WHAT, our gov will be propping up real estate mkt so if banks won't originate it, the gov will give me the mortgage"

If you can pass the FHA Desktop Underwriter System...

The What
Someday this war is gonna end..
Edited at June 1, 2012 8:38 AM
#22
June 1, 2012 8:43 AM - Not_Logged_In
Return of You Know Who: 10 yr is under 1.5 (1.46 and ticking down)

The What
Someday this war is gonna end...
Edited at June 1, 2012 8:43 AM
#23
June 1, 2012 8:44 AM - sixyearsandcounting
Nice choice for the POTD, CGar. Here's one for the British Faction:
#24
June 1, 2012 8:46 AM - dibs
I think the sand in the hour glass has ran out and it's game over for the Euro.

The What
Someday this war is gonna end..


BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA More moronic talk this morning.
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#25
June 1, 2012 8:54 AM - Not_Logged_In
Return of You Know Who: No Dave you can laugh, call me names and use Ad-Hominen Attacks!
I'm smiling now, very happy because it's over Homie, You know from looking at the data
we're in Crash Mode and the time for Europe has ran out. If The ECB and EU can't protect depositor's money
Monday morning the gates of Hell will open.

The What
Someday this war is gonna end...
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#26
June 1, 2012 8:58 AM - dibs
Then explain exactly what you mean by "game over for the Euro."

Going to parity (do you klnow what that means?) is not "game over."
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#27
June 1, 2012 9:01 AM - Not_Logged_In
Return of You Know Who: "Going to parity (do you klnow what that means?) is not "game over."
Not if you have Euro's...
The Market has entered Crash Mode..
10 Yr yields are falling, Metals has spiked and the Dow futures are crashing...

Welcome to the New, New, just like the Old New but, with depression added..

The What
Someday this war is gonna end...
Edited at June 1, 2012 9:01 AM
#28
June 1, 2012 9:01 AM - More4Less
CGar, a good gambler knows when to quit while he ahead
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#29
June 1, 2012 9:04 AM - More4Less
Wish I was more cash rich than real estate rich - not positioned to take advantage of a big crash
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#30
June 1, 2012 9:04 AM - dibs
Just as I figured. Try to "discuss" with you is like talking to a 4 year old.

Simpleton
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#31
June 1, 2012 9:07 AM - Not_Logged_In
Return of You Know Who: "Just as I figured. Try to "discuss" with you is like talking to a 4 year old."

Ok Dave what would you like to discuss?

The What
Someday this war is gonna end...
Edited at June 1, 2012 9:07 AM
#32
June 1, 2012 9:09 AM - Not_Logged_In
Return of You Know Who: Lookie here!

DAX 6,013.89 -250.49 -4.00%

The What
Someday this war is gonna end...


#33
June 1, 2012 9:11 AM - More4Less
Are we gong to see negative yields on T-bills?
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#34
June 1, 2012 9:11 AM - dibs
I already told you. Define "game over for the Euro."

Try and keep up
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#35
June 1, 2012 9:11 AM - Not_Logged_In
Return of You Know Who: Oil is getting Blowtorched!!!!
WTI CRUDE FUTURE (USD/bbl.) 82.900 -3.630 -4.20%
BRENT CRUDE FUTR (USD/bbl.) 98.180 -3.690 -3.62%

The What (I'm waiting for my discussion Dave)
Someday this war is gonna end...
Edited at June 1, 2012 9:11 AM
#36
June 1, 2012 9:12 AM - DeLepp
what, I see from last nights OT you got to revel in the attire of our neighbors wearing wool caps in 90 degree heat and skinny jeans. You should go to the flea one saturday afternoon, it would make you want to move to montana.
Edited at June 1, 2012 9:12 AM
#37
June 1, 2012 9:12 AM - Not_Logged_In
Return of You Know Who: "Are we gong to see negative yields on T-bills?"
Well you can go to Germany and get some--->

The What
Someday this war is gonna end...
#38
June 1, 2012 9:12 AM - More4Less
There's the mushroom cloud pic I predicted earlier via my fri OT thread
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#39
June 1, 2012 9:15 AM - More4Less
Yen strength must be spiking too. I can see the Japanese execs screaming WTF!!!!!! - as strong yen spanks their export biz
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#40
June 1, 2012 9:16 AM - Not_Logged_In
Return of You Know Who: "I already told you. Define "game over for the Euro.""

EU deposit plan needs clarity on who picks up tab
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/06/01/banks-deposits-idUSL5E8GUICG20120601

EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso and European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi say they want a single EU deposit guarantee. Support elsewhere is becoming louder and Spanish officials privately admit they are pushing for the plan.

Such a pan-European structure is seen by its backers as vital to restoring confidence among savers in Greece, Spain, Italy and elsewhere, who are worried their governments may not be strong enough to backstop national guarantees covering their deposits.

As of RIGHT NOW there's a BANK RUN going on in Europe! People are lined up at the ATM machines because Their leaders are clueless in how to act. Coming to a theater near you..

The What
Someday this war is gonna end...
#41
June 1, 2012 9:17 AM - More4Less
Delepp, rainy weather should dampen the hipster flea invasion this Sat
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#42
June 1, 2012 9:17 AM - Not_Logged_In
Return of You Know Who: "Yen strength must be spiking too. I can see the Japanese execs screaming WTF!!!!!! - as strong yen spanks their export biz"

That's why I cant "upgrade" my camera equipment, damn Lenes are expensive.

The What
Someday this war is gonna end...
Edited at June 1, 2012 9:17 AM
#43
June 1, 2012 9:19 AM - dibs
A less crazed explanation than What's rants....

Job growth slowed dramatically in May. The reported increase in net nonfarm payrolls was close to our expectations of only a 95k rise (the second lowest of 87 forecasts submitted to Bloomberg), but much weaker than the median consensus forecast of a 150k rise. Private payrolls rose just 82k (Nomura: 100k; Consensus: 160k). This is what a jobless recovery looks like. The unemployment rate jumped to 8.2%, relative to expectations of an unchanged to 8.1%. The details of the report strongly support our view that payback from a warm winter dragged down the seasonally-adjusted numbers: construction employment fell 28k and leisure & hospital jobs dropped by 9k. Outside of these distortions, the hiring environment appears to have weakened, and anxiety about the outlook seems to have led many employers to put hiring plans on hold. Despite the weak report, we have not changed our expectations for the June FOMC meeting, in which we expect the FOMC to decide to complete the Maturity Extension Program as scheduled. Nevertheless, today’s report clearly raises the probability that the FOMC will decide to provide further accommodation. That said, in many ways, we expect the FOMC to “see through” (or, perhaps, “look past”) the weak May report. As Chairman Bernanke articulated in his April FOMC meeting, “…the weather issue just reflects how difficult it can be to make real-time assessments of the state of the economy. The weather has probably affected a number of things. It probably brought forward some of the hiring so that it made perhaps January and February artificially strong and March perhaps artificially a little bit weak. It probably affected construction, manufacturing.”
Positives:
· Labor force participation rate increased by 0.2pp to 63.8%
· Household survey showed a big employment gain, +422k
· Manufacturing employment: +16k (Nomura: 15k; Consensus: 20k)
· Temporary help services +21k (after a 9k decline in April)
· Transportation and warehouse jobs rose 36k (may be a rebound from distorted, Easter-related drop in April)
· Temporary workers increased by 9k
Negatives:
· Nonfarm payrolls increased just 69k
· Weather-related payback: Leisure and hospitality jobs fell 9k and construction employment declined by 28k
· Net revision in the wrong direction: -49k
· Retail trade: only +2k; manufacturing: only +12k
· Government hiring: declined by 13k
· Average hourly earnings rose only 0.1% m-o-m (+1.4% y-o-y) and average weekly hours fell by 0.1pp to 34.4
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#44
June 1, 2012 9:19 AM - petebklyn
I was hoping the What and Dibs were going to discuss comp. lit.

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#45
June 1, 2012 9:21 AM - dibs
Just as I thought.

No original thoughts of your own.

I'm done with you. You're too much of a simple minded jackass.
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#46
June 1, 2012 9:23 AM - More4Less
WHAT, get yourself a nice German lens - best in class. Take advantage of strong dollar vs euro
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#47
June 1, 2012 9:23 AM - Not_Logged_In
Return of You Know Who: Then Dave how come the Market is feeling well today?
I don't think Wall Street likes it future and dumping as we speak.
Brent down 4.5% and crashing, I wonder something Dave, is this call Deflation?
I mean if prices go down will that affect your holdings and maybe you're a little too emotional to have a rational discussion
about the economy?

The What
Someday this war is gonna end..
Edited at June 1, 2012 9:23 AM
#48
June 1, 2012 9:24 AM - Not_Logged_In
Return of You Know Who: "WHAT, get yourself a nice German lens - best in class. Take advantage of strong dollar vs euro"

That Zeiss 85 MM 1.4 gives me a raging Hard On!

The What
Someday this war is gonna end...
Edited at June 1, 2012 9:24 AM
#49
June 1, 2012 9:28 AM - Not_Logged_In
Return of You Know Who: "I'm done with you. You're too much of a simple minded jackass."

Well Dave you asked me to have a discussion with you, I placed my points up there without the name calling.
You failed to show your side of it and The Market is disagreeing with you.
Today the moment of truth has arrived that The Mutant Asset Bubble cannot exist with out inflation, We're in a Deflation cycle
that will worsen over time.

The What
Someday this war is gonna end...
Edited at June 1, 2012 9:28 AM
#50
June 1, 2012 9:30 AM - dibs
Buying on the Open.

TSM and a few others
#51
June 1, 2012 9:31 AM - Not_Logged_In
Return of You Know Who: ***Code Blue******

Teleportation To Swiss Safety Pushes Record Negative 2 Year Yield
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/teleportation-swiss-safety-pushes-record-negative-2-year-yield
The best news of the day is that the world just can't wait to pay off Swiss government debt by "buying" Swiss government debt with its -30 bps yields.

Well M4L here you go! You pay someone to take YOUR Money...
Fun times ahead..

The What (I love discussing the Economy with Dave)
Someday this war is gonna end...
Edited at June 1, 2012 9:31 AM
#52
June 1, 2012 9:32 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
Oh for fucks sake, and I love this woman, but reading an article in AM New York about Alanis saying how she plans to breast feed her child until he's 6 if he wants it. She goes off about "attachment parenting" no wonder there's a horrible epidemic these days of "emerging adults" who refuse to grow up. Do people not realize that coddling and babifying your children for so long it actually retards their development!?! In 100 years the boundaries are going to be so blurred between daycare and the nursing home. I mean why bother with everything in between? Human development has become so lame, Diaper to Diaper, we are SO on the verge of becoming extinct I can just feel it...

FYI: that peacock is GORGEOUS. another FYI, I conquered my irrational fear of peacocks like, um, over a year ago.

*rob*

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#53
June 1, 2012 9:37 AM - Slope4Eva
Yay, welcome back, CGar (is that a peacock for Rob?). Hope you're feeling better. OK, just caught up on yesterday's thread. Was turning into a wonderful OT, then I got called away. Did Partridge get edited last night, what the heck? I was confused for a bit. I was loving What yesterday. Back to top to start today's OT, before I get pulled away again.
Edited at June 1, 2012 9:37 AM
#54
June 1, 2012 9:40 AM - More4Less
Rob, I'll believe you when you face off a real peacock staring at you - go visit box zoo
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#55
June 1, 2012 9:40 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
How come on the R train in the morning they don't blast the AC until it gets into manhattan? I mean like literally. The train is luke warm and once it pulls into whitehall street they pump up the AC. I've noticed this a few times this week. I don't recalled noticing this last summer or anything. It this a new money saving policy? Anyone else ride the R train? Do they turn the AC back off when it pulls into queens!?


*rob*

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#56
June 1, 2012 9:42 AM - dibs
It's early but buying on the open has proven to be profitable so far!!!!!!!!


Edited at June 1, 2012 9:42 AM
#57
June 1, 2012 9:42 AM - More4Less
We need to take advantage of EU while they are weak
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#58
June 1, 2012 9:43 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
I'll believe you when you face off a real peacock staring at you

Why would I do a stupid thing like that and reverse months of self-therapy? I can look at pictures of them on the internet now, I can even watch videos of them, and touch plush dolls of peacocks with no problems. There's no reason to face a living one face to face as it's not like one is apt to encounter them in everyday life. Now for someone with say a fear of clouds or pens, then yeah, it's important to come face to face with those things. I do plan to go to the San Diego zoo on my trip tho, so that should be um, interesting, if there are peacocks there.


*rob*

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#59
June 1, 2012 9:43 AM - dibs
maybe it's because it empties out when it gets into Manhattan and feels better
#60
June 1, 2012 9:44 AM - Not_Logged_In
Return of You Know Who: "It's early but buying on the open has proven to be profitable so far!!!!!!!!"
Famous last words....

The What
Someday this war is gonna end...
Edited at June 1, 2012 9:44 AM
#61
June 1, 2012 9:45 AM - dibs
Why would I do a stupid thing like that and reverse months of self-therapy? I can look at pictures of them on the internet now, I can even watch videos of them, and touch plush dolls of peacocks with no problems. There's no reason to face a living one face to face as it's not like one is apt to encounter them in everyday life. Now for someone with say a fear of clouds or pens, then yeah, it's important to come face to face with those things. I do plan to go to the San Diego zoo on my trip tho, so that should be um, interesting, if there are peacocks there.

*rob*

What's next???? Human sexual attraction after internet self therapy?????
#62
June 1, 2012 9:51 AM - Not_Logged_In
Return of You Know Who: It's time for Lt Col. Kilgore to come out-------->
****Stretches arms out and yarns********

The What
Someday this war is gonna end...
#63
June 1, 2012 9:51 AM - Partridge
No, Eva. Self edits happened. It was late, stupid and I made the wrong assumption.
Edited at June 1, 2012 9:51 AM
#64
June 1, 2012 9:52 AM - Slope4Eva
Rob, we've got peacocks that hang out at Staten Island University Hospital South. When I was there, they were just roaming around by the ER entrance, about 3 or 4 of them, about two years ago. I'll have to drive by and see if they are still there.
#65
June 1, 2012 9:54 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
ew, and scary, that sounds like the first Halloween movie where Dr. Loomis and that mean nurse were driving passed a hospital in the middle of the night and all the looney patients were just wandering around the hospital property.

*rob*

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#66
June 1, 2012 9:54 AM - Not_Logged_In
Return of You Know Who: Hello Dave...... (Knocks on forehead)
How's those trades holding up??????
Trying to 'unwind' 'em????
Got caught????
The What is here for you, I'm here to help....

The What
Someday this war is gonna end...
Edited at June 1, 2012 9:54 AM
#67
June 1, 2012 9:54 AM - DeLepp
maybe the bike lane thing not so crazy, was eating at graziellas on vanderbilt on the deck and was surprised at the number of bikes that use vanderbilt.
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#68
June 1, 2012 9:56 AM - Slope4Eva
Good to know, Partridge. I didn't realize we all had the ability to edit ourselves. I should practice.
#69
June 1, 2012 9:58 AM - Not_Logged_In
Return of You Know Who: Berlusconi Says ECB Must Print Euros Or Italy May Say ‘Ciao’
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-06-01/berlusconi-says-ecb-must-print-euros-or-italy-may-say-ciao-1-.html

Former Premier Silvio Berlusconi said Italy should say “ciao, euro” if the European Central Bank doesn’t start printing money to tackle the debt crisis and Germany should quit the single currency if it won’t back a bolder role for ECB.

Gee Printing Money, that's a nice concept, I mean it worked so well in the past let's go for it.
Hey Dave I'm waiting for our "discussion"...

The What
Someday this war is gonna end...
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#70
June 1, 2012 9:58 AM - petebklyn
"eating at graziellas on vanderbilt on the deck " -sounds very moonfacey thing to do.
#71
June 1, 2012 9:59 AM - rf
Delepp, the number of bikers keeps increasing, and I think that as a group, they are getting less crazy and unpredictable. More helmets too. My kid and I are thinking about the bikeshare--there are supposed to be several stations within a couple of blocks of us, and it would be great to have a convenient way to go to Clinton Hill or Atlantic Center without paying $2+ for bus fare (can take one bus there and a different one back so only one fare but still!) or worrying about parking the car.
#72
June 1, 2012 10:00 AM - DeLepp
pete, it was colorful except for pasty me.

REPOTD: Tuxedo park on lake, gorgeous dock/pool area. House almost too tasteful.
http://curbed.com/archives/2012/05/31/tuxedo-park-estate-built-atop-dodge-ruins-tries-for-double.php#4fc7831785216d4082003e41
Edited at June 1, 2012 10:00 AM
#73
June 1, 2012 10:00 AM - More4Less
WHAT, until I see a DOW 300+ pt drop in a day, it ain't crazy time yet
Edited at June 1, 2012 10:00 AM
#74
June 1, 2012 10:01 AM - CGar
It's so moonface of you, *rob*, to have embraced not only transcontinental travel but peacocks too.

Are we to assume the bedbug infestation in your apartment doesn't bother you either?
Edited at June 1, 2012 10:01 AM
#75
June 1, 2012 10:01 AM - petebklyn
what were they thinking of charging for the bike usage?
Edited at June 1, 2012 10:01 AM
#76
June 1, 2012 10:01 AM - Slope4Eva
Serious question. Is it really safe to cycle through the busy streets such as Atlantic Avenue and the like? Scares me to just think about it.
Edited at June 1, 2012 10:01 AM
#77
June 1, 2012 10:02 AM - CGar
And, please forgive my bad manners. GM rf, partridge, eva. Feeling a bit better, thanks.
Edited at June 1, 2012 10:02 AM
#78
June 1, 2012 10:03 AM - Not_Logged_In
Return of You Know Who: Slope4Eva - You see I'm very civil with no profanity and still no one wanna discuss the facts with The What.
Wow Hypocrisy is hilarious and quite fun too.
Maybe 'Gorup Think' is not so bad after all, I mean we can agree to not to agree with the reality and pass around paper bag to fart in.
Ah the fragrance of Ass is in Vogue.

The What
Someday this war is gonna end...

Edited at June 1, 2012 10:03 AM
#79
June 1, 2012 10:04 AM - Not_Logged_In
Return of You Know Who: "Serious question. Is it really safe to cycle through the busy streets such as Atlantic Avenue and the like? Scares me to just think about it."

It's a nice ride down Atlantic Ave, you should go for it!, make sure you go against the traffic, Mkay?

The What
Someday this war is gonna end...
Edited at June 1, 2012 10:04 AM
#80
June 1, 2012 10:04 AM - dibs
Living off of dividends what!!!!! Too bad you never bought in 2009.
#81
June 1, 2012 10:04 AM - DeLepp
rf, it's good but many were still with out helmuts and some dolts were texting while riding. Happy the dolts can ride no-handed but save that for the park not a main artery.
#82
June 1, 2012 10:06 AM - More4Less
have to say, some of the stocks are looking pretty cheap - ie cheap enough to start nibbling.
Edited at June 1, 2012 10:06 AM
#83
June 1, 2012 10:06 AM - dibs
HOUSE is gorgeous. Furnishings are too stark & staged. Love the kitchen.
Edited at June 1, 2012 10:06 AM
#84
June 1, 2012 10:06 AM - CGar
"many were still with out helmuts"

Germans on the mind this morning, DeLepp?
Edited at June 1, 2012 10:06 AM
#85
June 1, 2012 10:07 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
the only problem with bikeshare is that there's going to be a GAZILLION retards on them. they are also extremely gaudy and tacky. they couldnt have made them a little nicer? (im talking about the bikes themselves). Also is the city going to be sued when the inevitable happens and people get squashed like bugs because they don't know how to ride bikes in a dense urban setting? I have nothing against bikes, but they are best left for the parks. Take public transportation, much better. I see so many morons riding bikes in soho it's mind boggling, especially the dolts riding in flip flops.
i hope the program succeeds tho, but I do with they had nicer bikes, they really do not add any kind of nice aesthetic to the city. they are as tacky and corny as all the new parks and playgrounds. (sorry but i find many of the new parks built these days to be extremely blah)



*rob*


*rob*

Edited at June 1, 2012 10:07 AM
#86
June 1, 2012 10:07 AM - Slope4Eva
What, your toning it down a bit was not lost on me, thank you. I, personally, am not into these heavy global financial discussions, so I take a break at those times. Carry on, soldier.
Edited at June 1, 2012 10:07 AM
#87
June 1, 2012 10:07 AM - Slope4Eva
What, your toning it down a bit was not lost on me, thank you. I, personally, am not into these heavy global financial discussions, so I take a break at those times. Carry on, soldier.
Edited at June 1, 2012 10:07 AM
#88
June 1, 2012 10:08 AM - Not_Logged_In
Return of You Know Who: "Living off of dividends what!!!!! Too bad you never bought in 2009."

Dow Jones Now Red For 2012
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/dow-jones-now-red-2012

Oh Ok Dave..

The What
Someday this war is gonna end..

Edited at June 1, 2012 10:08 AM
#89
June 1, 2012 10:08 AM - Slope4Eva
That was worth repeating!!
Edited at June 1, 2012 10:08 AM
#90
June 1, 2012 10:09 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
Ah the fragrance of Ass is in Vogue.

LMFAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! that is SO New Breuklyn's motto.

*rob*

Edited at June 1, 2012 10:09 AM
#91
June 1, 2012 10:09 AM - Not_Logged_In
Return of You Know Who: "What, your toning it down a bit was not lost on me, thank you. I, personally, am not into these heavy global financial discussions, so I take a break at those times. Carry on, soldier."

Neither is Dave.
Roger that!

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Someday this war is gonna end...
#92
June 1, 2012 10:11 AM - Not_Logged_In
Return of You Know Who: With the pending collapse of Europe what do you think about the impact on New York City?
Discuss..

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Someday this war is gonna end..
#93
June 1, 2012 10:11 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
Are we to assume the bedbug infestation in your apartment doesn't bother you either?


are you a fucking moron? I dont have bedbugs in my apartment,stop posting shit like that. I said someone in my building had them. anyway she was priced out and apartment was renovated. stop posting lies.

*rob*

#94
June 1, 2012 10:11 AM - petebklyn
eva, I have bike and ride around. I don't think I would necessarily take Atlantic avenue. buses and trucks.
there are plenty of streets with bike lanes or marking more suitable.
Edited at June 1, 2012 10:11 AM
#95
June 1, 2012 10:14 AM - petebklyn
a collapse in europe would send lot of new immigrants to nyc. if think rents are high now just wait. they will find it a bargain.
Edited at June 1, 2012 10:14 AM
#96
June 1, 2012 10:15 AM - rf
How much does a bike share membership cost?
Annual Membership: $95
7-Day Membership: $25
24-Hour Membership: $9.95

Pricing of the system is designed to keep bike share trips short, from point to point. When you have a membership, whether for 24 hours or 365 days, you can make as many trips as you want. But if you exceed a time limit—45 minutes for annual members and 30 minutes for others—you will pay additional fees based on how long you keep the bike. The fee is small in the first additional half hour but escalates after that, so it’s in your interest to get where you’re going and re-dock the bike so someone else can use it.

http://a841-tfpweb.nyc.gov/bikeshare/faq/#how-much-is-it-going-to-cost

We will definitely get helmets. I know there are still many idiots but on streets with real bike lanes it's a lot safer, and most places have alternate routes on parallel streets so there's no need to ride for miles on Atlantic Ave, as much as What would like to pick them off.

I think the clueless riders and the lunatic riders are still there, but the increase has been in more sensible riders. I am coming around to think it can be sensible to ride a bike in NYC, something I didn't think a year ago. And the bikeshare concept is appealing--for those trips that take 2 different buses to go 3 miles because there's nothing direct and one of the buses only goes once every half hour, or an hour to walk, or a parking headache, but 10-15 mins on a bike.
Edited at June 1, 2012 10:15 AM
#97
June 1, 2012 10:15 AM - petebklyn
if someone had bedbugs in your bldg. you should have your apt. checked out. especially since you say you have roaches.
Edited at June 1, 2012 10:15 AM
#98
June 1, 2012 10:16 AM - petebklyn
if someone had bedbugs in your bldg. you should have your apt. checked out. especially since you say you have roaches.
#99
June 1, 2012 10:16 AM - Slope4Eva
I can see savvy bike riders using bikes for transportation, but what about people who do not usually ride, yikes. I miss my younger years when I used to ride from Park Slope to Riis Park, lay on the beach all day, then ride home. It was a killer the first few times.
Edited at June 1, 2012 10:16 AM
June 1, 2012 10:17 AM - CGar
"I said someone in my building had them."

*rob*, do you seriously think that her bedbugs were confined to her apartment? Surely, you realize that if there were bedbugs in her apartment they almost certainly migrated to your apartment as well. It's not like there's any way you could have kept them out.
Edited at June 1, 2012 10:17 AM
June 1, 2012 10:17 AM - DeLepp
c-gar, helmut is a german/honduran I know, big slut. Takes more antibiotics.....
dibs, right to stagey. kitchen was terrific and that dining room, living well!
Edited at June 1, 2012 10:17 AM
June 1, 2012 10:18 AM - More4Less
EU crapping out means NYC will do well.
Edited at June 1, 2012 10:18 AM
June 1, 2012 10:18 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
also i wouldnt be caught DEAD riding around on something promoting citibank. do people have no shame!?


*rob*

Edited at June 1, 2012 10:18 AM
June 1, 2012 10:19 AM - CGar
"stop posting shit like that"

ROFLMMFAO to you, of all people, *rob*, suggesting what anyone else can and can not post.
Edited at June 1, 2012 10:19 AM
June 1, 2012 10:19 AM - petebklyn
I find those bathrooms with tub place in middle with supposed views pretentious.
Edited at June 1, 2012 10:19 AM
June 1, 2012 10:20 AM - Slope4Eva
Rob, not trying to scare you, but renovating an apartment with an active bedbug problem was probably the worst thing they could have done. They tell you if you lift your mattress and see one, panicking and dropping the mattress makes them scatter. Imaging what a reno would do. Just be aware. And, I think you mentioned once that you would think Duke would react if there were any?? No, dogs need special training for this.
Edited at June 1, 2012 10:20 AM
June 1, 2012 10:22 AM - petebklyn
if nice next week, I want to bike to riis park. I used to ride down Ocean Pkwy to C.I. then follow path east thru sheepshead bay to get there. but ride home flatbush avenue.
Edited at June 1, 2012 10:22 AM
June 1, 2012 10:23 AM - Slope4Eva
Citibank kept me fed, clothed, and housed for 50+ years. Now, not so much.
Edited at June 1, 2012 10:23 AM
June 1, 2012 10:23 AM - More4Less
CGar, thank god bed bugs don't like to hang out on leather sofa's or bean bags so rob will be fine on those 2 furniture pieces. the rest of the aptmt is open season to them blood suckers
Edited at June 1, 2012 10:23 AM
June 1, 2012 10:24 AM - CGar
m4l, bedbugs get into everything, including leather. I'm sure if *rob* looks carefully he'll find them in the crevices of his leather couch.
Edited at June 1, 2012 10:24 AM
June 1, 2012 10:25 AM - Slope4Eva
Nice Pete, good for you. I used to love the last trek of the journey, getting to PPW and just gliding down the last few blocks.
Edited at June 1, 2012 10:25 AM
June 1, 2012 10:28 AM - Slope4Eva
True, CGar. A friend of a friend, etc. worked with someone who had them. She was not taking any chances and had her house checked. They did in fact go through the crevices of her leather sofa.
Edited at June 1, 2012 10:28 AM
June 1, 2012 10:30 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
oh whatever, that one problematic apartment was fixed according to her. there has been no other incidents in anyone elses apartment, TRUST me if there was people would know. the building is very proactive with things like that. i dont know what is wrong with you people trying to put me in a state of paranoia over bedbugs. i can't be asked to worry about shit like that anymore. some of you try to act all hardcore trying to be psychological hooligans, but fail miserably. go find someone else to pick on. cyber bullying is a crime btw.


*rob*

Edited at June 1, 2012 10:30 AM
June 1, 2012 10:30 AM - CGar
"anyway she was priced out and apartment was renovated"

P.S., I see you're a typical moonface living in a typical Park Slope moonface building from which real people are priced out.
Edited at June 1, 2012 10:30 AM
June 1, 2012 10:32 AM - CGar
"cyber bullying is a crime btw"

Then you, of all people, should be very concerned. Too bad you've alienated all the lawyers here who might have helped you at one time.

Not to mention that I hope you NEVER find yourself in need of a nurse.
Edited at June 1, 2012 10:32 AM
June 1, 2012 10:35 AM - Slope4Eva
Rob, please learn to identify who is being caring towards you, teasing you, and who is picking a fight. Sorry if I upset you, my bad. I do the same with your posts as well, and, I've never been offended.
Edited at June 1, 2012 10:35 AM
June 1, 2012 10:38 AM - dibs
"Living off of dividends what!!!!! Too bad you never bought in 2009."

Dow Jones Now Red For 2012

The What



And up 93% since Mar 2009. Dumbass.
Edited at June 1, 2012 10:39 AM
June 1, 2012 10:39 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
My building is not a moonface building though. I don't think the landlord likes renting to them, so it seems. Most moonfaces live in shitholes tho. some of their bretheren get lucky and live in luxury buildings, but for the most part they live in shitholes.


*rob*

Edited at June 1, 2012 10:39 AM
June 1, 2012 10:40 AM - Slope4Eva
Funny story re nurses, sort of. I used to work with this guy who was a major hypochondriac (not CGar). He worried about every ache and pain. He met and fell for a nurse. At first he was all gaga over her, then came to the realization (in his mind) that she would be bringing all kinds of killer germs home to him and he dumped her.
Edited at June 1, 2012 10:40 AM
June 1, 2012 10:40 AM - Not_Logged_In
Return of You Know Who: Where's Dave?
I wanna "Discuss" the market with him..
Is he unwinding his losing positions right now?
Can'y buy stocks and watch them go up without QE????
I'm not using profanity and no one wanna talk to me??
So this is Hypocrisy at it's finest right Boys and Girls???

The What
Someday this war is gonna end...
Edited at June 1, 2012 10:40 AM
June 1, 2012 10:42 AM - Not_Logged_In
Return of You Know Who: "And up 93% since Mar 2009. Dumbass."

Got your Face Ripped Off Dave?
How much you lost this morning, the Market is back in freefall..

The What
Someday this war is gonna end...
Edited at June 1, 2012 10:42 AM
June 1, 2012 10:44 AM - dibs
I've lost 1.4% this morning.
Edited at June 1, 2012 10:44 AM
June 1, 2012 10:47 AM - Not_Logged_In
Return of You Know Who: "I've lost 1.4% this morning."
Let's see..
Add in Retard Factor and Multiply Arrogance and you got a lost of 20%..
Thanks Dave for being honest, NOT!

The What
Someday this war is gonna end...
June 1, 2012 10:48 AM - dibs
You're a real fool, What.

It's too bad you're so bitter.


Edited at June 1, 2012 10:48 AM
June 1, 2012 10:50 AM - petebklyn
did you looks at apts at 233 pacific, cgar? someone who works with OH is buying top floor with terrace. facing atlantic. $1.3m
Edited at June 1, 2012 10:50 AM
June 1, 2012 10:51 AM - dibs
A view of the Atlantic ocean IS worth $1.3 MM
Edited at June 1, 2012 10:51 AM
June 1, 2012 10:53 AM - petebklyn
atlantic avenue moron.
Edited at June 1, 2012 10:53 AM
June 1, 2012 10:53 AM - Not_Logged_In
Return of You Know Who: "You're a real fool, What.
It's too bad you're so bitter."

Is this a civil "discussion" Dave? You should be ashamed of yourself.

The What
Someday this war is gonna end..
Edited at June 1, 2012 10:53 AM
June 1, 2012 10:53 AM - blayze
Hi again kids. Sorry again to plug the opening of the new pizzeria I work at, but if any of you are in the Lower East Side today or are willing to hop the F over to East Broadway, stop by Cowboy Pizza on 201 Clinton Street. It's our grand opening party! I'll be working from 5pm to close. And I want as many frownstoners as possible to show up.
June 1, 2012 10:54 AM - petebklyn
Cowboy pizza sounds like gay place. which means probably very good.
Edited at June 1, 2012 10:54 AM
June 1, 2012 11:00 AM - dibs
Is there a place around called Indian Pizza. I'd probably like that better.
Edited at June 1, 2012 11:00 AM
June 1, 2012 11:02 AM - Arkady
That would be a samosa joint, dibs.
Edited at June 1, 2012 11:02 AM
June 1, 2012 11:03 AM - Not_Logged_In
Return of You Know Who: All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

The What
Someday this war is gonna end...
Edited at June 1, 2012 11:02 AM
June 1, 2012 11:05 AM - dibs
Wrong type of Indians, Arkady.
Edited at June 1, 2012 11:05 AM
June 1, 2012 11:06 AM - dibs
Market corrections are pretty much self evident, What.

No more, no less.

Only the chicken littles get really upset. Look in the mirror.
Edited at June 1, 2012 11:06 AM
June 1, 2012 11:07 AM - blayze
Well we've already managed to create a trail of tears before 12pm. Good job guys.
Edited at June 1, 2012 11:07 AM
June 1, 2012 11:07 AM - CGar
"My building is not a moonface building though."

ROFLMMFAO! Utter hypocrisy *rob*. You live in a luxury building on a prime Park Slope block, where the landlord is renovating units and the residents are being priced out. Were this anyone else, you'd be up on your roof deck screaming "MOONFACE!" at the top of your lungs.
June 1, 2012 11:10 AM - dibs
Who's crying, blayze??? All I see is What acting childish again
Edited at June 1, 2012 11:10 AM
June 1, 2012 11:10 AM - Slope4Eva
See y'all. later.
Edited at June 1, 2012 11:10 AM
June 1, 2012 11:10 AM - Not_Logged_In
Return of You Know Who: "Only the chicken littles get really upset. Look in the mirror."
Who's upset Dave? I'm very Happy right and guess what? There's no coming back from this one.
They Blew their Loads and Here comes Satan!

The What
Someday this war is gonna end..
Edited at June 1, 2012 11:10 AM
June 1, 2012 11:12 AM - Partridge
Not your type, dibs?

June 1, 2012 11:13 AM - blayze
Looks like a pretty good pizza.
Edited at June 1, 2012 11:13 AM
June 1, 2012 11:15 AM - dibs
Oh golly, golly (head wobbling)
Edited at June 1, 2012 11:15 AM
June 1, 2012 11:18 AM - Not_Logged_In
Return of You Know Who: US 10-Year Yield Sinks Below 1.5% on Weak Jobs Data
http://www.cnbc.com/id/47643013

Meanwhile, fears the euro zone debt crisis is spilling over to the U.S. sparked fresh buying of U.S., German, Japan, Swiss, and Nordic government debt, which are perceived as safe havens in times of market turbulence and risk aversion.

The What
Someday this war is gonna end..
June 1, 2012 11:21 AM - dibs
You fucking idiot.

The fact that the US 10 Year yield is sinking means more people are buying it. US is the safe haven.

Here, write this down...YIELD DOWN = PRICE UP

Price up means buying.

US IS the safe haven
Edited at June 1, 2012 11:21 AM
June 1, 2012 11:24 AM - Not_Logged_In
Return of You Know Who: "You fucking idiot."
No need to use profanity Dave, let's have a civil duscussion.

"The fact that the US 10 Year yield is sinking means more people are buying it. US is the safe haven."
Everything else is crashing, we need to shield our Assets, Dave. You can't hold your money in Euros anymore.

"Here, write this down...YIELD DOWN = PRICE UP"
Yes I'm aware of that, thanks Dave you're smart.

"Price up means buying.

US IS the safe haven"

See number two..

Are you going to do some more buying *Snickers*????

The What
Someday this war is gonna end...
Edited at June 1, 2012 11:24 AM
June 1, 2012 11:26 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
ROFLMMFAO! Utter hypocrisy *rob*. You live in a luxury building on a prime Park Slope block

luxury building!? um what? it's a 5 story walkup apartment building. Actually I think it's just 4 stories. rents were raised, some more than others. we got a somewhat tolerable rent increase. other people got INSANE rent increases. the people moving out were / are not moonfaces. the new people moving in were/are not moonfaces either. i dont like in bushwick.


*rob*

June 1, 2012 11:27 AM - dibs
I'll be buying. It's always good to augment my 7.5% yield in my IRA with things that are yielding higher, will continue to pay and boost their divdends. Panicks are great for good companies. That's how I picked up DuPont at a 9.5% yield!!!!!!!!!!


Edited at June 1, 2012 11:27 AM
June 1, 2012 11:31 AM - Not_Logged_In
Return of You Know Who: "I'll be buying. It's always good to augment my 7.5% yield in my IRA with things that are yielding higher, will continue to pay and boost their divdends. Panicks are great for good companies. That's how I picked up DuPont at a 9.5% yield!!!!!!!!!!"

The louder you yell, the more sense it will make...

The What
Someday this war is gonna end
Edited at June 1, 2012 11:31 AM
June 1, 2012 11:31 AM - dibs
The only mistake I've made this month was to sell my 30 year Treasuries that were yielding 5.4% on the original price too soon...last Friday and Monday.
Edited at June 1, 2012 11:31 AM
June 1, 2012 11:32 AM - dibs
From your mortgage comments, I suspect you don't understand interest rates, yields and price AT ALL.
Edited at June 1, 2012 11:32 AM
June 1, 2012 11:36 AM - petebklyn
rob likes to go up to prospect park and count the 'minorities' he sees. I wonder how many he would count in his own apt building.
Edited at June 1, 2012 11:36 AM
June 1, 2012 11:36 AM - Not_Logged_In
Return of You Know Who: Hey don't listen to me, let's listen to Bill Gross....
Gross Says Avoid Europe Until Private Solution: Tom Keene
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-06-01/gross-says-avoid-europe-until-private-solution-tom-keene-1-.html

"We would suggest at Pimco avoiding the entire euro zone until they can come up with some type of solution which involves the private sector,” Gross, manager of the world’s biggest bond fund, said in a radio interview on “Bloomberg Surveillance” with Tom Keene. “What does the private sector mean? It means those institutions outside of euro land. It does mean Pimco, it does mean China, it does mean those private institutions that are willing to take a chance again in terms of credit. Until you bring them back then no solution is really going to be possible.”

Well that will never happen...
Man I feel so happy, things are looking up and Gas and Asset prices are coming down.
Hey Dave looks like your buddy needs some help---->

The What
Someday this war is gonna end..

Edited at June 1, 2012 11:36 AM
June 1, 2012 11:36 AM - dibs
He should count the geese.
Edited at June 1, 2012 11:36 AM
June 1, 2012 11:37 AM - Deleted
If a building has cabanas on the roof, it is probably moonface building
Edited at June 1, 2012 11:37 AM
June 1, 2012 11:39 AM - Partridge
What, I must commend you on your profanity-free, calmer voice. It is refreshing.

Last night was... how should I say, uh... really nice. But in the light of day, with our clothes back on, my money's on DIBS. His assets, early retirement and lifestyle indicates he must know what he is talking about. If I had any cash to throw around, I would give it to him to invest for me.

You and me, we will always have Paris and can still bash hipsters together.
Edited at June 1, 2012 11:39 AM
June 1, 2012 11:40 AM - petebklyn
I have no plans to visit europe. So I guess I am avoiding it.
Edited at June 1, 2012 11:40 AM
June 1, 2012 11:42 AM - More4Less
blayze, so how the heck would I know it's you in there? do I flash you a sign, scream out a code word, etc or you'll the be only dude working behind the counter?
Edited at June 1, 2012 11:42 AM
June 1, 2012 11:43 AM - dibs
Avoiding Europe is fine. I have no problem with that. But things like France telecom are almost too cheap to ignore.
Edited at June 1, 2012 11:43 AM
June 1, 2012 11:44 AM - dibs
But yes, going to Sicily and Florence in September.
Edited at June 1, 2012 11:44 AM
June 1, 2012 11:45 AM - Not_Logged_In
Return of You Know Who: "What, I must commend you on your profanity-free, calmer voice. It is refreshing."

Partridge understand, this is the moment I've been waiting for, the Geniuses have ran out of "solutions".
Where're done, finished and kaput!

"my money's on DIBS. His assets, early retirement and lifestyle indicates he must know what he is talking about. If I had any cash to throw around, I would give it to him to invest for me."

I'll Fade that with both hands and feet! In the Mutant Asset Bubble you need a steady supply of suckers to fleece.
The Facebook Raped killed the remaining "investors" and now the Sharks are circling each other, starting with Spain, Ireland and Italy. Expect a attack on their Bond Markets in 5.. 4.. 3.. 2... 1...

The What
Someday this war is gonna end..
Edited at June 1, 2012 11:45 AM
June 1, 2012 11:56 AM - dibs
Off to the lunch.....
Edited at June 1, 2012 11:56 AM
June 1, 2012 11:58 AM - petebklyn
geez, sounds like partridge hitting on the what. 'we will always have paris' and hipster bashing.
Edited at June 1, 2012 11:58 AM
June 1, 2012 11:58 AM - Not_Logged_In
Return of You Know Who: Please wait..
Come back..
Where's everyone... *Snickers*
Hey Dave going to buy some more???????
I'm not cursing...
I'll agree with one of your points...
OK I'll stop talking about the truth, pinkie swear!
Hellooooooooooooo..............


The What
Someday this war is gonna end...
Edited at June 1, 2012 11:58 AM
June 1, 2012 11:59 AM - petebklyn
"Off to the lunch....." -- I think 'out to lunch' is more apropos for you.
Edited at June 1, 2012 11:59 AM
June 1, 2012 12:00 PM - More4Less
blayze, if I manage to pop into there tonight, I'll say "OT" plus flash you the "L" loser hand sign. Are you going to hook me up - ie extra toppings etc??
Edited at June 1, 2012 12:00 PM
June 1, 2012 12:01 PM - CGar
LOL, m4l, always food on the mind.
Edited at June 1, 2012 12:01 PM
June 1, 2012 12:02 PM - Partridge
He's downright adorable, Pete. It must be the avatar.
Edited at June 1, 2012 12:02 PM
June 1, 2012 12:02 PM - CGar
Hi Pete. No, I didn't look at those apartments. I liked the way the first phase looked, but they sold out fast, and then, because phase one was so successful, the developer hiked all the prices before rolling out phase two.
Edited at June 1, 2012 12:02 PM
June 1, 2012 12:03 PM - rf
M4L, I told Blayze that your new place is in the nabe in last night's OT. I think you can just ask for him by name.
Edited at June 1, 2012 12:02 PM
June 1, 2012 12:17 PM - CGar
Eva, I meant to say that you were much too good for Citibank, and they didn't deserve you!!
June 1, 2012 12:24 PM - More4Less
rf, I know where that place is - peeked in when it was still being renovated.
Edited at June 1, 2012 12:24 PM
June 1, 2012 12:25 PM - More4Less
CGar, in order to maintain this well-rounded figure, it requires frequent eating
Edited at June 1, 2012 12:25 PM
June 1, 2012 12:28 PM - More4Less
rf, if I go with your approach, guess I would have to open with "Who this serving me now?" [as I give him the pecular stare]
Edited at June 1, 2012 12:28 PM
June 1, 2012 12:32 PM - petebklyn
"Are you going to hook me up - ie extra toppings etc??" -- I think is more of a question dibs would ask.
Edited at June 1, 2012 12:32 PM
June 1, 2012 12:34 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
oh wow, a brand new porche around the corner got totally plowed over by a giant truck making a turn. and then coming out of the porsche was some blonde chick with a little lap dog lol. she wasnt hurt so it's okay to laugh, everyone in the crowd including the police were laughing.

June 1, 2012 12:37 PM - More4Less
pete, does that get me GOTD award plus the corresponding baked goods??
Edited at June 1, 2012 12:37 PM
June 1, 2012 12:39 PM - Slopefarm
Afternoon, all. Just skimming but i see:

1. It's torture rob day on the OT.
2. What v. DIBS round 462 went past the ordinary allotted time. Kudos to the what for lack of profanity (not to be interpreted either as agreement on the merits or hitting on him -- my comment is simply limited to the welcome lack of profanity; I take no position (nh) on the argument).
3. Yes. They re reintroducing Green Lantern as gay. They are sort of rebooting the whole franchise, going back in time and restarting the back story from scratch and have eliminated his gay son from the story. so they made GL gay.
4. Welcome back cgar.
5. An Indian pizzaiolo? That's just sikh!
Edited at June 1, 2012 12:39 PM
June 1, 2012 12:49 PM - ilovestoops
What: this is a serious question - why does it please you if the economy or market tanks?

I saw a musical recently where the most dramatic song was about finding bedbugs.
Edited at June 1, 2012 12:49 PM
June 1, 2012 12:53 PM - petebklyn
could be that he has turbaned the corner.
Edited at June 1, 2012 12:52 PM
June 1, 2012 12:54 PM - Slopefarm
He used to work at the delhi, Pete.
Edited at June 1, 2012 12:54 PM
June 1, 2012 12:58 PM - Not_Logged_In
Return of You Know Who: "What: this is a serious question - why does it please you if the economy or market tanks?"

There's Asset Distortion going on right now and the ignorance of risk.
The Mutant Asset Bubble has robbed 30% of your purchasing power thru Money Printing!
In 2008 the insolent Institutions should've beed shut down and their CEO Arrested and put in Jail
But, we rewarded Bad Behavior and now will pay the price.
Food, Housing and Energy costs have soared because of a failed Fiscal policy and now Gravity will take over from here.
The same thing happen in 1929 after the Stock Market crashed, everyone thought the worse was over but, it was just the beginning! In 1936 The Bond Market imploded and the rest is History.
Cue Up Dave..

The What
Someday this war is gonna end...

Edited at June 1, 2012 12:58 PM
June 1, 2012 1:01 PM - dibs
You're great at writing headlines What


30% of purchasing power????? Can you document that??? No. I thought not
June 1, 2012 1:02 PM - petebklyn
oh him, I waved to him but I don't think he swami.
Edited at June 1, 2012 1:02 PM
June 1, 2012 1:02 PM - dibs
Slpey trying to curry favor with What
Edited at June 1, 2012 1:02 PM
June 1, 2012 1:02 PM - petebklyn
what is 30% of not much?
June 1, 2012 1:02 PM - CGar
"It's torture rob day on the OT.”

The way he’s been behaving lately, he deserves it. And he is the epitome of someone who can dish it out but can’t take it.
Edited at June 1, 2012 1:02 PM
June 1, 2012 1:03 PM - blayze
I can probably get discounts, and free things, and I'll wash all your dishes. Even if I can't provide that, you can still all enter our contest to win free prizes (t-shirts, cups, me as your cabana boy for a night) and other various delights. Come on down, 201 Clinton Street. Party is at 7 but I'll be washing dishes at 5 and onward. Open till 12am
Edited at June 1, 2012 1:03 PM
June 1, 2012 1:06 PM - ilovestoops
What: I understand what you're saying but still don't know why it pleases you.
Edited at June 1, 2012 1:06 PM
June 1, 2012 1:06 PM - blayze
Website is also up. Give it a looksy.

http://www.cowboypizzanyc.com/
Edited at June 1, 2012 1:06 PM
June 1, 2012 1:07 PM - petebklyn
what was that porn movie? 'pizza boy, he delivers' or something like that
Edited at June 1, 2012 1:07 PM
June 1, 2012 1:08 PM - blayze
But yeah m4l, just yell off topic or ask "Who's the head dishmaster around these parts?" and I'll be sure to pop up and accept your compliments and "L" related jabs.
June 1, 2012 1:08 PM - petebklyn
logo only shows 1 X .. I prefer XXX
Edited at June 1, 2012 1:08 PM
June 1, 2012 1:09 PM - blayze
I'm also available for deliveries. Not for pizza, just me.
Edited at June 1, 2012 1:09 PM
June 1, 2012 1:09 PM - Not_Logged_In
Return of You Know Who: "30% of purchasing power????? Can you document that??? No. I thought not"

Fed Balance Sheet Expansion: Some Takeaways
http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/05/07/fed-balance-sheet-expansion-some-takeaways/

This information is documented, you can go to The Fed's Site and look up this information.

The What
Someday this war is gonna end..
Edited at June 1, 2012 1:09 PM
June 1, 2012 1:10 PM - rf
Slopey, I don't know if you stuck around long enough last night to see what I wrote about your science-minded farmhand. I would write to you off-list but I don't know your email.

Edited at June 1, 2012 1:10 PM
June 1, 2012 1:13 PM - Slopefarm
"Slpey trying to curry favor with What"

Did I hurt your tandoor feelings when I paid what a compliment?

"The way he’s been behaving lately, he deserves it. And he is the epitome of someone who can dish it out but can’t take it."

Agreed. When you think of all the help and advice he asks for and we've given.


Edited at June 1, 2012 1:13 PM
June 1, 2012 1:17 PM - Slopefarm
"My cost will wind down and Gentrification will be over."

This gets back to my question of yesterday. Why are you rooting for circumstnaces that will reduce you own home equity? You own free and clear. Why do you want to reduce demand and value for your home? As I said, this only makes money sense if you know you are going to die in your home and have no heirs.

Edited at June 1, 2012 1:17 PM
June 1, 2012 1:17 PM - Not_Logged_In
Return of You Know Who: "What: I understand what you're saying but still don't know why it pleases you."

It's called "Normalcy", My cost will wind down and Gentrification will be over.
Those nice little 'Trust Funds' will vaporize and I wanna see all the love for "Brownstone Brooklyn".
Ever notice the "Rich Idiots" are all smug and arrogant?
Well I want them to get it right in the eye sockets!
Can you dig it?????!!!!!

The What
Someday this war is gonna end...
Edited at June 1, 2012 1:17 PM
June 1, 2012 1:20 PM - DeLepp
Gas bill down.
Con ed bill down
food bill down
clothing bill down
martini bill up
property taxes up
water bill is flat(yea)
Edited at June 1, 2012 1:20 PM
June 1, 2012 1:23 PM - Not_Logged_In
Return of You Know Who: "This gets back to my question of yesterday. Why are you rooting for circumstnaces that will reduce you own home equity?"

OK Slope here we go - A house is not a investment (Yeah I know guys), it's a structure where you eat, sleep and raise your family and pass it on when you die. The Jackasses on Wall Street decide to Cornhole the most important thing to man HOME OWNERSHIP.

How's that working out? We spend over 40% + of our monthly income for shelter? What type of nonsense is that?
Our way of life has been exploited for a few people to get rich and everyone else suffers.

" As I said, this only makes money sense if you know you are going to die in your home and have no heirs."

It will go to my kids free and clear with no mortgages, that's how you do it.
Are you finished with the Fishing Expedition?????
Your back on Mute....

The What
Someday this war is gonna end...
June 1, 2012 1:24 PM - petebklyn
and what costs are reduced? electricity? heat? insurance? taxes? none of the above.
rental income would go down. you'd be f**ked.

Open houses on that other site today...wow. I'm selling. $1.45 for small house on Ashland off dekalb facing parking garage. and almost $3m for 9th street below 6th avenue.
Edited at June 1, 2012 1:24 PM
June 1, 2012 1:25 PM - Not_Logged_In
Return of You Know Who: " A house is not a investment (Yeah I know guys),"
OH BTW if anyone wants to refute my statement then, Abolish the Mortgage Deduction and let's see how it plays out!

The What
Someday this war is gonna end..
Edited at June 1, 2012 1:25 PM
June 1, 2012 1:26 PM - Slopefarm
"OK Slope here we go - A house is not a investment (Yeah I know guys)"

Yes, I think you trashed me a few times for saying exactly that to you a few years back.
June 1, 2012 1:30 PM - Not_Logged_In
Return of You Know Who: Excuse my has anyone seen Dave?
I think he's getting his stomach pumped (Rod Steward)..

The What
Someday this war is gonna end..
June 1, 2012 1:31 PM - rf
Slopey, although I certainly don't take it to the extremes that the What or Rob does in terms of hating gentrification, I think there are very big social issues created by the increase in value of houses. I was very glad that my kid always had friends at home and at school from families with more than us and families with less than us. The haves/have not balance is not what it used to be. And if you think the gentrifiers are all assholes like Rob and What seem to think, it's not a beautiful day in the neighborhood anymore.
Edited at June 1, 2012 1:31 PM
June 1, 2012 1:35 PM - petebklyn
I don't place the blame on gentrification for major increase in housing values. The biggest demand for ownership and increase in population is from foreign immigration.
It would not be politically correct to place blame on 'them' ....so people redirect it somewhere more socially exceptable to vent.
Edited at June 1, 2012 1:34 PM
June 1, 2012 1:37 PM - More4Less
pete, guess you aint selling to me for 900k all cash - even with the sweet lifetime juicy rent for the garden flr huh??
Edited at June 1, 2012 1:37 PM
June 1, 2012 1:40 PM - More4Less
just filled out my juror availability questionaire - as a Kings county resident.
Edited at June 1, 2012 1:40 PM
June 1, 2012 1:43 PM - Slopefarm
I hear you, rf. It's really the extremes I have a problem with. The City has changed in tons of ways over the last 30 years. There are pluses and negatives. Gentrification has been truly disruptive for some, and has altered the character of neighborhoods in ways that some long-term residents don't like. Rob just likes to piss on everything, so I discount that. But for the circumstances to occur that would restore what's hood to the way it was when he liked it, there would necessarily be negative impacts apart from those he wishes on his favorite targets. You are not going to see a wholesale abandonment of, say, the Ft. Greene/Clinton Hill/(brownstone) Bed-Stuy corridor by the newcomers as a result of what's predicted depression without also seeing rising crime, lower City tax revenues, declines in schools and other services, etc. He seems to think he can pick his targets and that everything else will be fine. But if the declines in home values occur that he is hoping for, he is really also wishing poor schools on his grandkids, as but one example.
Edited at June 1, 2012 1:43 PM
June 1, 2012 1:44 PM - Not_Logged_In
Return of You Know Who: Noticed something?
Where's Dave at?
He's getting his Face Ripped Off!
That's why he's not around.
It's happens to all Smug and Arrogant Jackasses!
Like your Homeboy Jon Butler--->
Notice the crickets chirping?
Remember the video and how arrogant he was?
Now he's a Real Estate Developer and that deal looks very suspect now?
I'm going to Costco to load up on Popcorn and Beer and pick up a new Wielder's Mark from the Navy Yard.
You better pray Europe comes up with something this weekend...

The What
Someday this war is gonna end..
Edited at June 1, 2012 1:44 PM
June 1, 2012 1:45 PM - petebklyn
"The City has changed in tons of ways over the last 30 years" - and changed tons of ways 30 years before that and so on.
Edited at June 1, 2012 1:45 PM
June 1, 2012 1:46 PM - Slopefarm
True, pete.
Edited at June 1, 2012 1:46 PM
June 1, 2012 1:51 PM - dibs
Im at the hedge fund lunch. Everything is actually fine. Thans for asking.
Edited at June 1, 2012 1:51 PM
June 1, 2012 1:52 PM - Slope4Eva
I don't necessarily look at the change to the Slope as the haves and have nots. I look at it from the way it was when I was a kid/tween.... longtime residents, everyone knew each other. stores on 5th were habidasheries, dept stores, jewelry, etc. Then from tween/teen years... crap stores, crime, dirty. Past 10 or so years... nicer restaurants, cleaner, less crime. It won't go back to how it was in my earlier years, but its a hell of a lot better than how it was 30 years ago.
Edited at June 1, 2012 1:52 PM
June 1, 2012 1:52 PM - dibs
WHAT..give up on the economic rants.

1. I already know all about this before you

2. No one else here cares or cares to listen to you rant about it
Edited at June 1, 2012 1:52 PM
June 1, 2012 1:53 PM - Not_Logged_In
Return of You Know Who: "Im at the fudge packers lunch. Everything is actually fine. Thans for asking."

Fixed it for you Dave-O
Hey did you exit your *Snicker* positions on your X-Box 360 trading platform?????

The What
Someday this war is gonna end...
Edited at June 1, 2012 1:53 PM
June 1, 2012 1:55 PM - Slope4Eva
When I was very young, I'd want to go to the park or somewhere on 5th (Germain's maybe). My mother would say, "OK, but make sure someone crosses you". So, we'd stand at the corner and ask someone, "please cross me"? That's how we got around the nabe.
Edited at June 1, 2012 1:55 PM
June 1, 2012 1:56 PM - dibs
Market will rally from here.
Edited at June 1, 2012 1:56 PM
June 1, 2012 1:58 PM - petebklyn
I think we all imprint in our minds how our surrounding were when that age eva. And people get fixated that was way it always was....and then things change afterward because of some newcomers. Reality is that was always in constant flux before and after. But we have this nostalgia for certain period in our lives. Rob and the What romanticize that period for them and somehow convince themselves that is the real NY.
And they have trouble accepting change(some good some bad)...but things never go back.
Edited at June 1, 2012 1:58 PM
June 1, 2012 1:58 PM - Slopefarm
"longtime residents, everyone knew each other"

I feel lucky enough to live on a So Slope block where the newer folks (particularly homeowners) and old timers have built nice relationships so we have some of the old time neighborly feel. Our block association has folks who've lived on the block 50 years and a few who are still renovating and haven't moved in yet. I've heard tales of what it was like 15-20 years ago and I don't know any of our old timers on the block who want that again. Apparently there were squatters and prostitutes in the house we now own as late as early 2003.
June 1, 2012 1:59 PM - Not_Logged_In
Return of You Know Who: Damn! Orlando Woolridge Dies In Parent’s Home At Age 52

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-06-01/ex-nba-player-orlando-woolridge-dead-at-52-after-heart-condition.html

The What
Someday this war is gonna end..

Edited at June 1, 2012 1:59 PM
June 1, 2012 2:00 PM - CGar
"I think we all imprint in our minds how our surrounding were when that age eva. And people get fixated that was way it always was....But we have this nostalgia for certain period in our lives."

All very, very true, Pete.

Eva, I posted to you, but I think you stepped away. ^^^
Edited at June 1, 2012 2:00 PM
June 1, 2012 2:04 PM - petebklyn
"there were squatters and prostitutes" -- aren't we all just squatters and prostitutes in this world?
Edited at June 1, 2012 2:04 PM
June 1, 2012 2:04 PM - Not_Logged_In
Return of You Know Who: "Rob and the What romanticize that period for them and somehow convince themselves that is the real NY."

No No No...

Here's the issue, I'm all for change but, this is 'synthetic'! I walk abound in Brooklyn and the Newcomers look at me like I don't belong here. start Racist websites like Brownstoner and keep to themselves and have the little enclaves in the Hood.
Now we can spend all day on this subject but, I don't wanna do it. It doesn't matter, it's all about 'Subjugation' and nothing else.
So why do we agree to disagree, OK?

The What
Someday this war is gonna end...
Edited at June 1, 2012 2:04 PM
June 1, 2012 2:10 PM - petebklyn
I agree to some of it. I feel invisible to the new people - whether they are renting or buying. You say that look at you strangely....I feel they look right past me. Most of the places they shop/eat I have no interest in. where has all the appliance repair places all gone? and other services.
But these sort of changes happen everywhere. things don't stay the same outside the city /rest of country either.
And this resentment of people from 'the outside' seems odd -- since NYers are more the invaders of lots of other parts of the country then they are the invaders of here. We are the exporter of people to the moonface states.
June 1, 2012 2:11 PM - dibs
I've never gotten paid for it. Pete
Edited at June 1, 2012 2:11 PM
June 1, 2012 2:17 PM - petebklyn
"I've never gotten paid for it" -- called supply and demand
June 1, 2012 2:19 PM - CGar
"I feel lucky enough to live on a . . . block where the newer folks . . . and old timers have built nice relationships so we have some of the old time neighborly feel."

I was very lucky that this is what my block of Carroll Street was like when I lived there.
Edited at June 1, 2012 2:19 PM
June 1, 2012 2:20 PM - Not_Logged_In
Return of You Know Who: "Market will rally from here."
I don't think so! ***Homie The Clown Voice****
The Market is crashing!
Edit: Everything is getting Blowtorched!!!!!

The What (I smell Napalm)
Someday this war is gonna end...
Edited at June 1, 2012 2:20 PM
June 1, 2012 2:21 PM - Slopefarm
Well, I'm sure some of you would call me one of the new people, even though I've been in WT, Slope, & So Slope for 27 consecutive years, a co-oper for 8 years (apartment, not THAT coop) and now a house owner/mortgage payer for 6. The intensity of the old vs. new dynamic is less down my way where the brownstones give way to vinyl siding. As my post above suggests, I value the neighborhood old timers and do not look through or askance at them like they don't belong. I also see the young families in So Slo & Greenwood trying to build strong community ties, through neighborhood organizations like our local CSA. A lot of good beyond the CSA has come out of that. [I'm sure if I weren't on mute what would accuse me of BS-ing, but I think he'd rather hate with a broad brush than get to know people individually. I could care less about whether we agree/disagree on economics, politics, City stuff, sports, etc. I just don't like how he talks to people here much of the time. I appreciate the different tone today. I actually like his 2:04 because it reads like honest personal reflection, not antagonism for its own sake.]
Edited at June 1, 2012 2:21 PM
June 1, 2012 2:30 PM - Not_Logged_In
Return of You Know Who: "I actually like his 2:04 because it reads like honest personal reflection, not antagonism for its own sake."
There's a site called Diehipster -->http://diehipster.wordpress.com/
It's made up of White Old Time New Yorkers that hate the New Fruitcakes! I consider you one of them Slope!
You're a new type of idiot because instead've looking at Cause and Effect, you choose to ignore it and smack up some sappy nonsense to prove your point.

All day long with no profanity I've been knocking it out of the park, no one has refuted NOTHING.
So I have drawn the conclusions that the new comes are nothing but a bunch of Mouth-breathing Retards!
I'm done..

The What
Someday this war is gonna end...


Edited at June 1, 2012 2:30 PM
June 1, 2012 2:34 PM - petebklyn
Boy, the way Glen Miller played. Songs that made the hit parade.
Guys like us, we had it made. Those were the days.
Didn't need no welfare state. Everybody pulled his weight.
Gee, our old LaSalle ran great. Those were the days.
And you know who you were then, girls were girls and men were men.
Mister, we could use a man like Herbert Hoover again.
People seemed to be content. Fifty dollars paid the rent.
Freaks were in a circus tent. Those were the days.
Take a little Sunday spin, go to watch the Dodgers win.
Have yourself a dandy day that cost you under a fin.
Hair was short and skirts were long. Kate Smith really sold a song.
I don't know just what went wrong. Those Were The Days.


Edited at June 1, 2012 2:34 PM
June 1, 2012 2:37 PM - blayze
Alright, I'll leave you kids to pine about the bums and old time Brooklyn. Either or, you should still all come out and get some old fashioned New York pizza, served up by me, the original transient Jersey bum.

Cowblayze Pizza, 201 Clinton Street. Lower Weak Side. Be there.
Edited at June 1, 2012 2:37 PM
June 1, 2012 2:39 PM - rf
Slopey, I used to live in Clinton Hill, I think in the part where What grew up--he went to the elementary school we were zoned for.

The change there was really fast and kind of brutal. Our block had a real range of people, including many working-class families renting in owner-occupied brownstones, and lots of old-timers and younger families who inherited houses. A few buildings that rented rooms to working people. I was in a condo sponsored by the NYC Housing Partnership, built on vacant city land, with income requirements that were middle class (for then).

Within a few years in the 2000s, the working-class renters were gone. Many of the brownstone owners hit early retirement age, sold high (although not as high as the prices are now) and retired to the South. Their houses were sold vacant so the tenants were gone. Several who refinanced and then lost their houses. Within 10 years the demographics of the block were really, really different--much wealthier and much whiter since that's how it is in the U.S.A.

I bought the condo in 1989. Of course everything tumbled and for years it was just not possible to sell. I remember one day around 2003 or 2004 realizing that I had some choices and I could actually sell, and after my job situation came tumbling down, I sold in 2007, and we moved to Bed-Stuy after looking with no success for a rental in Clinton Hill. I made out ok, but not everyone did, and it's a very different kind of block to raise a kid than when I was raising mine.
Edited at June 1, 2012 2:39 PM
June 1, 2012 2:41 PM - Slopefarm
I actually don't hate anyone on sight. I only hate on an individual basis and only when i see someone treating me or someone I like badly. But go ahead, keep stereotyping.
Edited at June 1, 2012 2:41 PM
June 1, 2012 2:41 PM - DeLepp
^^^ the same story happened in hoboken in the 80s. Imagine lamenting the 60-70s era hoboken.
June 1, 2012 2:42 PM - Slopefarm
LOL, Pete.
June 1, 2012 2:46 PM - dibs
Just checked into the Marriott marquis for the weekend. Great view of Times Square but high enough not to hear it. Going to see Death of a Salesman tomorrow.
Edited at June 1, 2012 2:46 PM
June 1, 2012 2:48 PM - Slopefarm
OK, it's one thing to schmooze with hipsters, moonfaces, along with old neighborhood curmudgeons. But tourists???? That's where I draw the line.
Edited at June 1, 2012 2:48 PM
June 1, 2012 2:51 PM - DeLepp
my parents always loved staying at the marquis, so much humanity compared to lake living, plus a good bar.
Edited at June 1, 2012 2:51 PM
June 1, 2012 2:51 PM - Not_Logged_In
Return of You Know Who: Well gotta run but, before I do.
The Hypocrisy here is absolutely Hilarious in fact, it's knee slapping funny.
And you wonder why people hate you, SMH.

The What
Someday this war is gonna end...
Edited at June 1, 2012 2:51 PM
June 1, 2012 2:52 PM - dibs
I don't plan on speaking to any tourists, certainly not at dinner.
Edited at June 1, 2012 2:52 PM
June 1, 2012 2:52 PM - DeLepp
dibs, btw you r around the corner from "flaming saddles' a new western themed gay bar.
Edited at June 1, 2012 2:52 PM
June 1, 2012 2:53 PM - dibs
Sad that the Gaeity Theatre closed. Was right across the street.
Edited at June 1, 2012 2:53 PM
June 1, 2012 2:55 PM - blayze
Blayzing Saddles
Edited at June 1, 2012 2:55 PM
June 1, 2012 2:57 PM - Slopefarm
Dibs, I think I posted before about how my dad's store often sold air conditioners to the gaiety . The delivery guys who installed them used to joke uncomfortably about "what goes on there." Needless to say, you would have liked to see the delivery guys.
June 1, 2012 2:58 PM - rf
Blayze, I emailed my Lower East Side friends. Hope they show up. I sent them the website and told them to ask for you.
Edited at June 1, 2012 2:58 PM
June 1, 2012 2:59 PM - CGar
rf, poignant post at 2:39.
Edited at June 1, 2012 2:59 PM
June 1, 2012 3:01 PM - dibs
Yes, Slopey, I remember that story.
Edited at June 1, 2012 3:01 PM
June 1, 2012 3:06 PM - Slope4Eva
Sorry, CGar, I do keep leaving. Thanks for the comment. But, I'd take the paycheck if they'd offer me one. I've been in to meet with them since.
Edited at June 1, 2012 3:06 PM
June 1, 2012 3:13 PM - CGar
Believe me, Eva, I totally understand. As you know, I've been there myself. More for an offline discussion. I just wanted you (and everyone here) to know that, paycheck or not, you are too good for that place. In typical fashion, they got rid of the most competent people.
June 1, 2012 3:14 PM - dibs
Same with Bank of America. they've lost virtually all of the US Trust portfolio managers
Edited at June 1, 2012 3:14 PM
June 1, 2012 3:17 PM - dibs
No fucking Food Network here at the hotel.
Edited at June 1, 2012 3:17 PM
June 1, 2012 3:18 PM - Slope4Eva
Thanks, CGar. Most people I know went to Morgan Stanley. The rest at Citi remember me as one of the people that questioned every penny they wanted to spend. I was a "no" person. That didn't make me very popular no matter how hard I worked.
Edited at June 1, 2012 3:18 PM
June 1, 2012 3:21 PM - Slope4Eva
Errand time again. Have a great weekend. I'll be checking back later. Legion, get those beers ready!!
Edited at June 1, 2012 3:21 PM
June 1, 2012 3:22 PM - CGar
LMFAO, Eva! I totally forgot about that, but it used to crack me up listening to you on the phone all day. I seem to recall you using the "M" word quite often - after you hung up, of course.
Edited at June 1, 2012 3:22 PM
June 1, 2012 3:22 PM - dibs
All this talk on CNBC about "that's what bottoms are made of" is getting me rather excited.
June 1, 2012 3:22 PM - Partridge
That sucks Eva. You were there a long time?
Edited at June 1, 2012 3:22 PM
June 1, 2012 3:55 PM - Partridge
Serves me right that I should kill the thread by asking a question of someone who isn't around.

Let me try Pete now...
" Most of the places they shop/eat I have no interest in. where has all the appliance repair places all gone? and other services."

They are on Court St, Pete. One block over, near Union Market where you said you bought dinner (shhh) the other night.
Edited at June 1, 2012 3:55 PM
June 1, 2012 4:03 PM - rf
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June 1, 2012 4:32 PM - Partridge
OK, I'll try this...

Edited at June 1, 2012 4:32 PM
June 1, 2012 4:49 PM - More4Less
to help lower my cholesterol, I'm going to be drinking more wine. who's going to pour me a glass of red? while I wait for the red, I wouldn't mind a glass of riesling (german, and the sweeter late harvest batch please)
Edited at June 1, 2012 4:49 PM
June 1, 2012 4:51 PM - Deleted
M4l. It's summer. Crack open the lambrusco.
Edited at June 1, 2012 4:51 PM
June 1, 2012 4:51 PM - More4Less
let's go Devils!!!
Edited at June 1, 2012 4:51 PM
June 1, 2012 4:52 PM - Partridge
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June 1, 2012 4:53 PM - Partridge
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June 1, 2012 4:53 PM - dibs
m4l sounds like a gay wine snob.
June 1, 2012 5:07 PM - More4Less
logged off from work and eating Chinatown factory coconut ice cream. think this is pinot that wife poured for me.
Edited at June 1, 2012 5:07 PM
June 1, 2012 5:08 PM - Deleted
Haha dibs, typical manhattanite.
Edited at June 1, 2012 5:08 PM
June 1, 2012 5:14 PM - dibs
Yeah, we won't see him at montero's or anywhere else in brooklyn anymore
Edited at June 1, 2012 5:14 PM
June 1, 2012 5:16 PM - Partridge
I have to start drinking at the store again.
Edited at June 1, 2012 5:15 PM
June 1, 2012 5:16 PM - Slope4Eva
Partridge, 26 years at that company.

CGar, its sad how much I already forget about days at work (random names, etc., not the actual work). I do often ponder Teddy and/or Vern's questions about the best M&M's.
Edited at June 1, 2012 5:16 PM
June 1, 2012 5:18 PM - dibs
Plain M&Ms, not peanut.
Edited at June 1, 2012 5:18 PM
June 1, 2012 5:19 PM - Slope4Eva
Dave, I'm newly addicted to the pretzel ones.
June 1, 2012 5:20 PM - dibs
Well, i like pretzels and I like M&Ms but I don't see the logic in combining them.
Edited at June 1, 2012 5:20 PM
June 1, 2012 5:22 PM - Slope4Eva
Chocolate covered pretzels.

Darn that Arkady. I find myself getting annoyed when I type something that sounds stupid, ie. "newly addicted" as opposed to "recently addicted". Ugh.
Edited at June 1, 2012 5:22 PM
June 1, 2012 5:23 PM - Deleted
Peanut Butter m and ms are my fav
Edited at June 1, 2012 5:23 PM
June 1, 2012 5:23 PM - Partridge
Yikes, Eva. That's as cold as it gets. I'm really sorry. Must have come as an awful blow. I hope at least you have recovered from the emotional trauma if not the financial.
Edited at June 1, 2012 5:23 PM
June 1, 2012 5:24 PM - dibs
Are they "no fat" with the warning about "anal leakage?"
Edited at June 1, 2012 5:24 PM
June 1, 2012 5:24 PM - More4Less
Dave, if these moonfacey shops (ie Blayze's new joint) are going to pop up in my hood, there is less incentive to trek back to BK. btw, there are tons of bars/restaurants offering $1-$1.50 oysters everyday during happy hr. wife tried a few places and she said the oysters were good. draft beer was $3. lots of moonfacey hotties to feed my eyes too
Edited at June 1, 2012 5:24 PM
June 1, 2012 5:25 PM - dibs
You pay for all that in the higher RE taxes, m4l.
Edited at June 1, 2012 5:25 PM
June 1, 2012 5:29 PM - More4Less
dave, other than parking being $100/month higher, my maintenance is 20% lower than my BK pad (which is also 30% smaller), more amenities, etc - ie a much better ran coop. the wool hat skinny jeans bunch here are much better looking than the flea crowd delepp deals with. I think a lot of these tall young hot eye candy are models
June 1, 2012 5:30 PM - Slope4Eva
Actually Partridge, the emotional trauma is more recent than in the beginning. I always worked full time, and having time to be home with my daughter is nice. But, yes, the financial hardship is beginning to creep up.

It was an interesting day. I heard from another team member that out manager was let go, then he stopped giving me updates, so I knew he was gone (they were located in NJ). Then when someone I didn't recognize was sitting in an empty office on my floor, I knew it was my turn. So I actually had about 4 hours to get used to the idea, which left me very composed and had all my questions written down.
June 1, 2012 5:33 PM - Slope4Eva
M4L, you and your eye candy. What would you do if one of these "hotties" actually spoke to you, would you be able to respond? I say this jokingly of course.
Edited at June 1, 2012 5:33 PM
June 1, 2012 5:37 PM - dibs
He'd get his cajones cut off if his wife saw him!!!!!!!
Edited at June 1, 2012 5:37 PM
June 1, 2012 5:38 PM - Slope4Eva
haha. I bet.
Edited at June 1, 2012 5:38 PM
June 1, 2012 5:40 PM - sixyearsandcounting
Walked from Greenpoint. Now with friends in my apt in Ditmas Park. Proceeding to Bay Ridge.
Edited at June 1, 2012 5:40 PM
June 1, 2012 5:41 PM - Slope4Eva
Oh, that walk is tonight. Its getting windy and cloudy (dark clouds) in SI, hope its not heading your way.
Edited at June 1, 2012 5:41 PM
June 1, 2012 5:44 PM - ilovestoops
6yrs - where did you walk in Clinton Hill? I watched for you!
Edited at June 1, 2012 5:44 PM
June 1, 2012 5:46 PM - Partridge
You can do it Six. Just knowing that 101 is at the end of the rainbow with the bimbos waiting!!! It actually is a great place to eat and drink. I still go there often. Have fun!
Edited at June 1, 2012 5:46 PM
June 1, 2012 5:49 PM - More4Less
4eva, I know I don't have the ability "to close" anymore. if the eye candy talks to me, I have no problems chit chatting with them. the issues comes if & when they say to me they want a 1-night stand. I don't want to or have the balls to cheat on the wife.
Edited at June 1, 2012 5:49 PM
June 1, 2012 5:50 PM - Slope4Eva
Good man.
Edited at June 1, 2012 5:50 PM
June 1, 2012 5:51 PM - Slope4Eva
Partridge, 101 isn't where Between the Toes was, was it? The outside looks familiar to me.
Edited at June 1, 2012 5:51 PM
June 1, 2012 5:52 PM - More4Less
Partridge, would a chubby Chinaman have any shot with those bimbos at 101?
Edited at June 1, 2012 5:52 PM
June 1, 2012 5:54 PM - Partridge
Less is more, More.

Edited at June 1, 2012 5:54 PM
June 1, 2012 5:54 PM - petebklyn
that zucchini/feta salad had garlic in it ....so had to throw out. I shoulda known to stay out of that place(union market)....but I wanted some prepared food and line at sahadi's was too long.

Edited at June 1, 2012 5:54 PM
June 1, 2012 5:55 PM - Deleted
has there been any discussion about that dude in florida that got his face eaten off?
Edited at June 1, 2012 5:55 PM
June 1, 2012 5:57 PM - petebklyn
well, how about the guy in canada who sent the body parts to politicians?
Edited at June 1, 2012 5:57 PM
June 1, 2012 5:57 PM - More4Less
DH, yeah, think they discussed it before.
Edited at June 1, 2012 5:57 PM
June 1, 2012 5:57 PM - Partridge
Not a chance in Shanghai, More. It's a Bimmer and muscle crowd. You got either?
Edited at June 1, 2012 5:57 PM
June 1, 2012 5:57 PM - petebklyn
partridge...it was the nail salons to which I was referring.
Edited at June 1, 2012 5:57 PM
June 1, 2012 5:57 PM - More4Less
partridge, NO way. more is more. more for less is best.
Edited at June 1, 2012 5:57 PM
June 1, 2012 5:59 PM - More4Less
Partridge, no hot chubby chasers there???
June 1, 2012 6:00 PM - Partridge
No mani and pedi for Pete? Are there any barber shops left?
June 1, 2012 6:01 PM - dibs
What about the woman in CT where the chimp ate her hands and face?????
Edited at June 1, 2012 6:01 PM
June 1, 2012 6:01 PM - petebklyn
yes, you really know how to hurt a guy. irrelevant for me .
Edited at June 1, 2012 6:01 PM
June 1, 2012 6:02 PM - More4Less
those nail salons / mani pedi places makes lots of money. told my in-laws it's better to open those than restaurants but they won't listen to my infinite wisdom - wife must be bad mouthing me to them
Edited at June 1, 2012 6:02 PM
June 1, 2012 6:03 PM - Partridge
Your extra 20 isn't even enough to qualify M4L. Money does a lot of the talking there. Chubby Chinaman with black card will always score!
Edited at June 1, 2012 6:03 PM
June 1, 2012 6:05 PM - Partridge
"yes, you really know how to hurt a guy. irrelevant for me ."

Ahhh, sorry. A shave, a nose grooming, something hairy? Folliclely impaired still like a bit of grooming, no?
Edited at June 1, 2012 6:05 PM
June 1, 2012 6:06 PM - More4Less
Partridge, guess it's window shopping for me STILL - at least the displays are much nicer/hotter in LES than in Clinton Hill / Ft Greene
Edited at June 1, 2012 6:06 PM
June 1, 2012 6:07 PM - petebklyn
that is job of OH. we can't afford those luxuries.
Edited at June 1, 2012 6:07 PM
June 1, 2012 6:10 PM - Partridge
Eva, just caught the "between" post. Answer: I don't know. 101 has been there for at least 25 years. It is directly across the street from where The Hamilton House was. On 4th Avenue at 101st Street.
Edited at June 1, 2012 6:09 PM
June 1, 2012 6:10 PM - Partridge
Social Security must really suck, Pete.
Edited at June 1, 2012 6:10 PM
June 1, 2012 6:14 PM - dibs
Pete's got a juicy union pension. He's also a landlord with, of course, a country house.
Edited at June 1, 2012 6:14 PM
June 1, 2012 6:19 PM - Partridge
I didn't really think he was hurting, dibs, but I'm sure he's happy to know that you think his penis is juicy.
Edited at June 1, 2012 6:19 PM
June 1, 2012 6:19 PM - More4Less
partridge, I offer often to pete to buy his house for 900k all-cash plus give him lifetime juicy rent on the garden level - akin to rent controlled/stabilized tenant. he never accepts the offer - ie he doesn't need the 900k
Edited at June 1, 2012 6:19 PM
June 1, 2012 6:20 PM - dibs
He's white, and older than me...I've got no interest in his penis.
Edited at June 1, 2012 6:20 PM
June 1, 2012 6:24 PM - More4Less
later folks. have to go pick up the little boss
June 1, 2012 6:26 PM - Partridge
This More For Less thing only works in your direction, M4L. Stealing from friends is very bad!
June 1, 2012 6:26 PM - petebklyn
you forget the best part. OH who is employed in healthcare.
Edited at June 1, 2012 6:26 PM
June 1, 2012 6:27 PM - petebklyn
isnot juicy union pension. it is measly civil service.
Edited at June 1, 2012 6:27 PM
June 1, 2012 6:28 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
the wool hat skinny jeans bunch here are much better looking than the flea crowd delepp deals with. I think a lot of these tall young hot eye candy are models

that's true. manhattan tends to get the internationals with the real trust funds, brooklyn pretty much gets all the midwestern trash who have to beg mommy and daddy to cover their rent and pay for their groceries.

*rob*

Edited at June 1, 2012 6:28 PM
June 1, 2012 6:33 PM - CGar
Eva, it's too bad we weren't posting back in the day. Vern's questions would have been great OT fodder. I'm certain I emailed you that I ran into him when I was working at Goldman, right?
Edited at June 1, 2012 6:33 PM
June 1, 2012 6:35 PM - Slope4Eva
Oh, the things we could have posted. Yes, you did tell me. Remember his speaking Spanish to the cleaning lady? That was more painful than Bloomberg's Spanish.
Edited at June 1, 2012 6:35 PM
June 1, 2012 7:14 PM - Deleted
zzzzzzzzzzz
Edited at June 1, 2012 7:14 PM
June 1, 2012 7:21 PM - petebklyn
somebody wake dh up.
How do you define a trust funder? Do people really know them ..or just met someone who supposedly has an inheritance?
I was executor of friends 'estate' and he did a trust for his sister because knew she'd spend it all at once otherwise. And we are talking probably 50k total. I doubt you'd call her a trust funder.
Seems that rob just uses the term for anyone that seems to have more money than him and is younger than him. I don't think he knows very many people - so I think he just makes that up.
Edited at June 1, 2012 7:21 PM
June 1, 2012 7:22 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
About to take Duke to the park, waiting for it to get Dark. I like walking around the park at night with him, it's kinda creepy and weird, like people are going to jump out of the shadows and stuff. Plus not a ton of people, and since it's friday night, not a lot of moonfaces. They wait until until the mid afternoon to come out. Blayze, sorry I would have totally stopped by your pizza places grand opening after work today but I have literally about 4 dollars in change in a sock and 11 dollars left in credit on my credit card til monday lol. It's gonna be a LOOOOOONG weekend.

*rob*


*rob*

Edited at June 1, 2012 7:22 PM
June 1, 2012 7:28 PM - Deleted
I've encountered maybe 5 legit "trustfunders" in my 10 years here. It's an urban myth.
Edited at June 1, 2012 7:28 PM
June 1, 2012 7:33 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
How do you define a trust funder? Do people really know them ..or just met someone who supposedly has an inheritance?

The only person Ive ever known who admittedly had a trust fund (but when I say trust fund I mean like mad money, not idiots having their parents over extend themselves to pay their rents and stuff) was a crackhead who blew through it so fast it wasnt even funny, it was actually kind of sad. She was the BFF of an exboyfriend of mine. I helped them when her trust fund literally ran out by helping them sell off basically everything in the house. My ex was a boarder in her house in NJ, and they were kinda BFF's. When I met her and was still with him she was like this oh so fabulous career woman living in a sorta mansion, there words not mine.. But she seemed to have her life in order. Fast foward one year and I'm helping these people (her and my ex... I wasn't with him at that point but I still hung out with them sometimes) sell all their shit for their drug money. I got Duke through him, he was like im going to find you a dog! and he drove into the city with Duke a few days later. Supposedly the owner of Duke was the chick he drove into the city with to deliver Duke to me. The chick said that her dad had just gotten Duke because his wife just recently died but they couldn't take care of him (he was still a puppy). I believed their story for a very long time. I even forked over like 200 bux cuz they said he had just gotten his shots and vet visit blah blah blah that week and that I wouldn't have to do it. I bet I was played and they stole Duke, or maybe someone just decided to get rid of him and make some money out of it. Anyway, I got a great pet out of it. And that ex is sober these days, and get this, he's a fucking nurse or something nurse-like :-/ He also lies about his age on facebook by FIVE years. Who does that!?!?


*rob*

Edited at June 1, 2012 7:33 PM
June 1, 2012 7:34 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
Oh jeez, im sorry for rambling like that... Point of my story is that ive only known one real trust funder hahaha. I just don't normally run in the circles that you'd meet people like that.


*rob*

Edited at June 1, 2012 7:34 PM
June 1, 2012 7:36 PM - Partridge
Fajitas in Slopey's hood for me now. Later kiddies.
June 1, 2012 7:38 PM - petebklyn
enjoy, partridge.. but be careful over there.
Edited at June 1, 2012 7:38 PM
June 1, 2012 7:40 PM - Partridge
rough over there. no carroll gardens and the vinyl siding, oy!
Edited at June 1, 2012 7:40 PM
June 1, 2012 7:40 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:




I've encountered maybe 5 legit "trustfunders" in my 10 years here. It's an urban myth.

no offense, but why would trust funders want to be hanging around with you? they are into totally different circles. of course there are a gazillion trust funders in the city, there is no urban myth about it. but yes, i will give you that it's a BIT exaggerating to say all the moonfaces in brooklyn have trust funds (obviously they do not). I don't even call them types trust funders anymore. I kinda look at them like cockroaches with caviar and champange taste that infest low income neighborhoods, a bunch of wannabes like all the millions of people who bought million dollar homes that are now in foreclosure cuz they drank the Kool aid. Stick with the smurf juice, kool aid kills..


*rob*

Edited at June 1, 2012 7:40 PM
June 1, 2012 7:41 PM - petebklyn
that still sounds like an inheritance, rob. an inheritance that was held in a trust until someone reached a certain age and then the got the money.
I would think a trust funder is someone is get yearly or monthly income pretty much for life... and enough that would mean the person need not work or at least not work too hard.
Edited at June 1, 2012 7:41 PM
June 1, 2012 7:46 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
Well I'm up for an inheritence I guess. Inheritance just sounds like the waspy term for trust fund. But yeah I guess you are right. Actually what I am getting is neither. She made me the person who gets her life insurance money (a big whopping 7000 dollars). thanks grandma lol, that will basically just cover the funeral arrangements and stuff, no? Tho if she left me zilch i'd be fine with that as well, however i'd have to take up donations, that would suck. I was very happy that she decided to get a policy out on herself so at least it covers the cost of the funeral and stuff, and hopefully my travel arrangements and a suit or something. But she plans to be around til she's 100 she said, and with my luck, well you know....

*rob*

June 1, 2012 7:46 PM - Deleted
"no offense, but why would trust funders want to be hanging around with you? they are into totally different circles."

i socialize with different types of hue-mons who also socialize with different types of hue-mons. sometimes you encounter a 30 year old NYU student with a 15k dollar a month apartment.

"but yes, i will give you that it's a BIT exaggerating to say all the moonfaces in brooklyn have trust funds"

that was my point.


Edited at June 1, 2012 7:46 PM
June 1, 2012 7:50 PM - Deleted
I really can't be bothered with where people get their money from and how they spend it. it has little impact on how i live my life.
Edited at June 1, 2012 7:49 PM
June 1, 2012 7:51 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
sometimes you encounter a 30 year old NYU student with a 15k dollar a month apartment.

lol, okay pimp daddy. tell the Olsen twins that I used to have ALL her movies when you're out there "encountering". (okay, i totally just remembered what your industry was/is)


*rob*

Edited at June 1, 2012 7:51 PM
June 1, 2012 7:52 PM - petebklyn
well rob is very concerned on how people spend their money. and what they wear. and whether they have facial hair. and shape of their legs. I don't know why because he is not interested in sex with anybody anyway.
Edited at June 1, 2012 7:52 PM
June 1, 2012 7:52 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
I really can't be bothered with where people get their money from and how they spend it. it has little impact on how i live my life.

If only that attitude could rub off on Cobble.

*rob*

June 1, 2012 7:55 PM - Partridge
Not necessary Rob. Don't go there.
Edited at June 1, 2012 7:55 PM
June 1, 2012 7:57 PM - petebklyn
telling rob not to go there is just what he wants to hear....now he won't stop.
Edited at June 1, 2012 7:57 PM
June 1, 2012 7:58 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
well rob is very concerned on how people spend their money. and what they wear. and whether they have facial hair. and shape of their legs. I don't know why because he is not interested in sex with anybody anyway.

1.) how people spend their money directly affects the pricing of many things. if people decided that brooklyn was gross and not worth it, rents would be cheaper. so yes, concern.

2.) not really.. i just like making fun of people, but I am not one to talk I know that.

3.) beards and cankles deserve the ridicule. sorry.

4.) re: sex. I only have sex with people I love. And since I don't currently love anyone, I am sexless. I can't do the meaningless hookup, it really creeps me out a LOT. Tho most of my ex boyfriends started out as a meaningless hookup (but not ALL the way). So i could be cutting my nose off to spite my face in this situation. I actually had a sorta new boyfriend when I first lived in park slope, but everyone made fun of him and was like EW what do you see in him!? so i dumped him. And then the same people were like omg WHY don't you date anyone!? :-/

*rob*

Edited at June 1, 2012 7:58 PM
June 1, 2012 8:00 PM - rf
Ok, Rob, tell me how someone can cure her/himself of cankles.
Edited at June 1, 2012 8:00 PM
June 1, 2012 8:01 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
socks.

*rob*

Edited at June 1, 2012 8:01 PM
June 1, 2012 8:02 PM - rf
Socks? Says the man who wears shorts 10.5 months out of the year.
Edited at June 1, 2012 8:02 PM
June 1, 2012 8:06 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:




Socks? Says the man who wears shorts 10.5 months out of the year.

Have you ever seen me sans socks!? i think not.

*rob*

Edited at June 1, 2012 8:06 PM
June 1, 2012 8:08 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
It's not a CURE (i HAVE one cankle btw due to an injury). But no one wants to SEE those things out in public. Oof. Nice socks can make that cankle look less like a cankle. Much like other kinds of clothes can do to hide other bodily imperfections. Imagine if I walked around in a wife beater!? That's how I feel about the canklesaurses walking around in flats in ill-fitted sundresses with no socks. It's just as trashy looking as wife beaters, but the cankle queens think it's okay. Same thing goes for guys in short shorts. Gross, no one wants to see those hairy chicken legs all the way up to you calves. If I wanted some gross looking grade D thighs i'd go to the associated supermarket. Too many people think their bodies are Whole Foods when in fact they are barely a step up from Bodega. Talk about cognitive dissonance.


*rob*


Edited at June 1, 2012 8:08 PM
June 1, 2012 8:08 PM - petebklyn
well, you're saying brooklyn is worth it to pay park slope rents, etc. you studied psychology....isn't that what they call projection......Finding your faults in other people.
Edited at June 1, 2012 8:08 PM
June 1, 2012 8:10 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
I wear pants to work btw :-/ 12 months out of the year. I just can't be asked to walk around in them most of the times of the year. Perhaps I really DO belong in California.

*rob*

Edited at June 1, 2012 8:10 PM
June 1, 2012 8:15 PM - petebklyn
belong in california? ha.ha.ha. you can't drive nor find your way around without seeing eye dog. LOL
Edited at June 1, 2012 8:15 PM
June 1, 2012 8:21 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:




well, you're saying brooklyn is worth it to pay park slope rents, etc. you studied psychology....isn't that what they call projection......Finding your faults in other people.

I'm not sure why people think brooklyn is some different kind of animal than manhattan, than is different then all of NYC. Yes, I find my rent worth it. Otherwise I wouldn't be here. Same reason the freaks who eat 10 dollar ice cream cones do. Obviously they must find there is SOME value out of it to fork over their money? Unless their money doesn't mean as much as it does to other people. For me, dollar for dollar, where I currently live is 100% worth it. It's the perfect life for Duke, couldn't ask for anything better, and I can pretty much do whatever I want and not have to get slack from anyone. Also, you said pete earlier, that when you walk around people sorta just dont see you. I feel the same way in park slope. Hardly anyone really even sees me. It's sorta dream-like versus living in other places where it could be nightmare-like. You have to juggle things in life. You can live in an expensive neighborhood with a bunch of hot people, or you can live in an expensive neighborhood like park slope with a bunch of fuggos (myself included) and not feel so bad about oneself. I'd rather live in a neighborhood of this price and be around other unattractive people than live in an equally expensive neighborhood with uber hot people. I just feel more comfortable being frumpy and gross around here than I would in other neighborhoods that my dog would enjoy. It is funny tho, my dog is the hottest dog on the block (all the bitches and some of the male dogs bow down for him, LITERALLY and he's MAD old). He's the oldest dog on the block, the hottest dog on the block, and well, yeah, I am not going to just MOVE because it's getting more and more expensive. When he passes there WILL be a big memorial funeral in the parking lot at the corner of the TD bank. You're all invited.

Jeez, it still aint dark yet!!!


*rob*



Edited at June 1, 2012 8:21 PM
June 1, 2012 8:28 PM - petebklyn
seems like only expensive neighborhoods are on your radar. couldn't you just move to jerseycity? (not the waterfront but the real city). west NY, etc


Edited at June 1, 2012 8:27 PM
June 1, 2012 8:30 PM - Arkady
When I was young trustfunders were called remittance cases & I knew a lot of them. They were sent monthly stipends as payment for staying away from their families & they were mainly somewhat older guys who spent most of their time & money in Village bars thinking they were bohemian.
Edited at June 1, 2012 8:30 PM
June 1, 2012 8:35 PM - petebklyn
you're still young arkady.
where are those types of people today? especially the older ones ....that if really nice to them they could leave one something to pay ones rent in future. rob might need that.

Edited at June 1, 2012 8:35 PM
June 1, 2012 8:39 PM - Arkady
There're probably some still around at the 55 Bar on Christopher St. but most of the hangouts closed - Lion's Head, Bradley's, Chumley's - or the demographics changed - Corner Bistro, Sazerac, White Horse.
Edited at June 1, 2012 8:39 PM
June 1, 2012 8:41 PM - Arkady
And thanks, pete!
Edited at June 1, 2012 8:41 PM
June 1, 2012 8:42 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
seems like only expensive neighborhoods are on your radar. couldn't you just move to jerseycity? (not the waterfront but the real city). west NY, etc

Why do you want to get me out of this city so bad and back to Jersey? Jersey City and West New York, NJ are amazing places. Who shall I spring Duke upon in those cities btw? And myself? Do you think finding a roommate is like going to Whole Foods and sticking your fingers in and pulling out the best overpriced dingleberry? It doesn't work that way. Plus my commute to work on the R is literally 24 minutes on the train, 35 minutes DOOR TO DOOR. I live off the R train a few blocks away and work right off the R train a BLOCK away. My roommate and his boyfriend LOVE my dog and treat him like he's theirs more than he is mine. They are also responsible people with professional jobs who don't mind smoking and drinking (they do it themselves!), and are both gay and are funny people who don't judge. How many apartment share situations am I going to find similar to everything I just stated? I don't want to live alone in some studio apartment hovel btw, ESPECIALLY with my dog. That shit ain't right. Humans aren't supposed to live alone.

*rob*

Edited at June 1, 2012 8:42 PM
June 1, 2012 8:45 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
I say humans aren't supposed to live alone, but I DO have Hermit tendencies, nothing wrong with that however. Just knowing you live with people is good enough. Okay, it's finally dark out. Prospect Park adventures After Dark for me and Duke now :)

*rob*

Edited at June 1, 2012 8:45 PM
June 1, 2012 8:47 PM - petebklyn
rob on the other hand was born old.
Edited at June 1, 2012 8:47 PM
June 1, 2012 8:48 PM - petebklyn
"Prospect Park adventures After Dark for me " -- oh, okay. sure.
Edited at June 1, 2012 8:48 PM
June 1, 2012 8:55 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
I'm still here. grrrr, catching up on facebook (i really want to delete my account). But yes, I am OLD. I am an old soul. more than a few psychics (real ones, not charlatans like me parading around moonface bars with tarot cards) told me that I am an old soul. "old soul" is always code for them trying to get more money from you. Im really good with not letting them get money from me with palms and cards, but I did fall for the 200 dollar bath crystals once :-/ She gave me a reading on the street and then convinced me to come upstairs with her. I heard screaming and doors slamming and then from atop the stairs she said come on up! I did and once again I was tricked out of my hard earned money. Bath crystals my ass. I put them in my tub (this was when i was living ALONE btw with a tub in my kitchen) and did the chants she told me to do.

whoa. maybe those chants did come true. I am thinking back now what I asked for back then... but still they seemed stupid, but I didn't ask for a million dollars or anything, but asked for certain things that actually DID come true now that I am remembering my time in the tub.

*rob*

Edited at June 1, 2012 8:55 PM
June 1, 2012 8:56 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
"Prospect Park adventures After Dark for me " -- oh, okay. sure.

It's going to involve just us sitting at GAP on the cement benches. But yeah, we are going once I get my ass out of here. (dont worry, Duke already peed around 6)

*rob*

Edited at June 1, 2012 8:56 PM
June 1, 2012 9:02 PM - petebklyn
prospect park adventures after dark have been going on long before you were born.
Edited at June 1, 2012 9:02 PM
June 1, 2012 9:11 PM - Deleted
200 bux on bath crystals. 10 bux on ice cream. Lolz.
Edited at June 1, 2012 9:11 PM
June 1, 2012 9:14 PM - Deleted
Seeing show at terminal 5 in west midtown. Stopped into what i thought was an Irish pub for a shot and a beer before I go to the venue. This place is awful. 9 dollar Jameson's that are small as hell and 6 dollar bud light bottles. Awful music (lady gaga on now). As awful as Brooklyn can be its infinitely better than manhattan
Edited at June 1, 2012 9:14 PM
June 1, 2012 10:01 PM - sixyearsandcounting
Walk completed, Greenpoint to Bay Ridge, Newtown Creek to the Verrazano! Details tomorrow.
Edited at June 1, 2012 10:01 PM
June 1, 2012 10:02 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
Just got out of the shower. AMAZING. someone who moved out this week left all his and her toiletries in the lobby free section and I took so much of them. Okay, out of the shower now, smelling like a fresh flower, and me and duke are going to enjoy the Park Slope night!

*rob*

Edited at June 1, 2012 10:02 PM
June 1, 2012 10:05 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
^ 6!share that walking store, literally hit refresh before leaving!!!! Okay for REALZ now, my dog is getting antsy as am I! And someone PLEASE post a decent weekend OT picture tomorrow or tonight at midnight!? I would post it at midnight if I get back, but they always get deleted by the ELITE of this board. y'all know who you are.


*rob*

June 1, 2012 10:06 PM - sixyearsandcounting
Dh @9:14 speaks the truth.
Edited at June 1, 2012 10:06 PM
June 1, 2012 10:10 PM - rf
Rob, for someone who loves living in Park Slope and going to Prospect Park, you sure have a lot to complain about!
Edited at June 1, 2012 10:10 PM
June 1, 2012 11:12 PM - Deleted
Eva;

101 is not on the site of the old "Between the Toes". BTT was on the other side of 4th Ave and around 99th Street. The restaurant "101" is on 101st. St, as the name implies.

I liked "Between the Toes" back then. My wife and I used to go with another couple. There was another one of Coney Island Ave too.

Spent all day at my mother-in-law's, getting her front sidewalk rebuilt. She was hit with a DOT violation, so had to get it done.
Edited at June 1, 2012 11:12 PM
June 1, 2012 11:19 PM - lechacal
Chillin with Namor and namora
Edited at June 1, 2012 11:19 PM
June 1, 2012 11:37 PM - Not_Logged_In
Return of You Know Who: "Chillin with Namor and namora"
Give him my best!

The What
Someday this war is gonna end...
Edited at June 1, 2012 11:37 PM
June 2, 2012 12:56 AM - Deleted
Awww shit. Namor!


Edited at June 2, 2012 12:56 AM
June 2, 2012 2:29 AM - sixyearsandcounting
Just returned from Sycamore. Bunch of Manhattan douches were there when I arrived, yelling "this place is SO FUCKING BROOKLYN!!!" Thank God they left quickly.
Edited at June 2, 2012 2:29 AM
June 2, 2012 2:33 AM - blayze
Hey folks... that was a long shift. Sorry if I missed anybody. I was mostly doing dishes. Plus, our main pizza maker had to take quit early from exhaustion. Suffice to say, it was a long night and we had a lot of people. Nonetheless, I'm working tomorrow night so still feel free to waddle on down.

Website is up and running for sniveling and price bickering.
http://www.cowboypizzanyc.com/
Edited at June 2, 2012 2:33 AM