Tuesday OT
June 12, 2012 7:31 AM - dibs
Cats can be fun in many ways in Brooklyn

291 comments
June 12, 2012 8:01 AM - Arkady
Ugly! Looks like feline version of one of rob's pix. Ick!
#1
June 12, 2012 8:55 AM - dibs
Arkady already criticizing cats. it's gonna be an ugly day. I better set up some parameters.

Today we can discuss cats, drinking, real estate & food. We cannot discuss Obama, Romney, Rummey or Waters.


#2
June 12, 2012 8:59 AM - bxgrl
Bush? Can we talk about Bush?
Edited at June 12, 2012 8:59 AM
#3
June 12, 2012 9:02 AM - bxgrl
Rose, lilac, hydrangea?
#4
June 12, 2012 9:02 AM - Slope4Eva
I'm with you on that, Dave.
Edited at June 12, 2012 9:02 AM
#5
June 12, 2012 9:05 AM - Slope4Eva
So, the dingo did eat the baby!!
#6
June 12, 2012 9:05 AM - dibs
Why talk about Bush anymore, Obama's the problem now!!!!!!!!

[rules/parameters are menat to be broken]


Edited at June 12, 2012 9:05 AM
#7
June 12, 2012 9:06 AM - dibs
Eva, how do you bring up an Australian baby?????


Put your fingers down the throat of a dingo.
#8
June 12, 2012 9:06 AM - Arkady
You're hedging, dibs.
Edited at June 12, 2012 9:06 AM
#9
June 12, 2012 9:07 AM - Kensingtonian
We can't discuss sex? I can't believe that's not on your allowed list!
#10
June 12, 2012 9:08 AM - Slope4Eva
lol @ Dave.
Edited at June 12, 2012 9:08 AM
#11
June 12, 2012 9:13 AM - dibs
Sex goes without saying
#12
June 12, 2012 9:18 AM - Partridge
I'll do my part with the food post. Fried eggs, cheese, steamed spinach, whole wheat pita breakfast!
Edited at June 12, 2012 9:18 AM
#13
June 12, 2012 9:19 AM - dibs
I liked it all except the whole wheat pita. How about a poppy seed hardroll (nh).
Edited at June 12, 2012 9:19 AM
#14
June 12, 2012 9:20 AM - Partridge
n/a.
Edited at June 12, 2012 9:20 AM
#15
June 12, 2012 9:21 AM - dibs
What kind of place do you go to that they don't have a poppy seed hardroll for Cripes sake??????
Edited at June 12, 2012 9:21 AM
#16
June 12, 2012 9:22 AM - bxgrl
English muffin.
#17
June 12, 2012 9:22 AM - Partridge
go? I'm home.
#18
June 12, 2012 9:23 AM - Slope4Eva
If I keep the pita bread, can I have a few bacon strips?
#19
June 12, 2012 9:23 AM - sixyearsandcounting
Good evening from Dushanbe, asshats.

Lots of guys in track suits here. Lots of women in beautiful dresses. No food poisoning yet.

Internet is slow - logging out and going home to sleep. First class tomorrow morning.
Edited at June 12, 2012 9:23 AM
#20
June 12, 2012 9:23 AM - dibs
Yesterday’s downward swing by the equity indexes had little impact on their respective, constructive charts while actually improving the data readings. As such, we continue to be of the opinion that the equity markets are in the nascent stages of reversing the downward track post their March highs and likely to test their resistance levels (listed below) over the near term. On the charts, the SPX, DJI and OTC all remain above their respective short term downtrend lines post their early May highs. Of equal importance, in our opinion, is the U.S. Dollar as measured by the UUP ETF remaining below its parabolic short term uptrend line as selling volume has been increasing over the past several sessions (see chart page 4). As stated in an earlier report, we believe the dollar is setting up for a meaningful near term correction that would likely be beneficial to equity prices. Regarding the data, yesterday’s drop resulted in a buy signal from the WST Ratio and its Composite while bringing the 1 day McClellan OB/OS Oscillator readings back into neutral territory for the NYSE (+17.91) and OTC (+15.76). The 21 day readings are bullish and oversold at -51.21 and -64.94 respectively. Total and Equity Put/Call Ratios (contrary indicators) remain heavy in puts at .94 and .81 with a neutral Rydex Ratio at 22.6%. Only the OEX Put/Call Ratio (smart money) is cautionary at this time at a bearish 1.78 on the 1 day level. Thus, when the current data and charts are viewed in concert, we are lead to the conclusion that the equity markets are most likely to see higher prices over the near and intermediate term. For the longer term, the outlook remains bullish for the equities, in our opinion, as the IBES Valuation Model suggests equities are quite undervalued with the forward 12 month earnings yield for the SPX versus the 10 year Treasury yield standing at 8.5% versus 1.65% respectively.
Edited at June 12, 2012 9:23 AM
#21
June 12, 2012 9:24 AM - dibs
"Dushanbe" sounds like something I'd call the What
Edited at June 12, 2012 9:24 AM
#22
June 12, 2012 9:24 AM - Slope4Eva
Hi, Six, hope its everything you hoped it to be!!
#23
June 12, 2012 9:26 AM - bxgrl
Six- we'll await your first report. Enjoy.
#24
June 12, 2012 9:26 AM - Partridge
Certainly, Eva. Here you go!
#25
June 12, 2012 9:26 AM - Slope4Eva
Yum, thank you. Looks delish.
#26
June 12, 2012 9:27 AM - Kensingtonian
That looks yummy Partridge. BTW, I LOVE fairway cafe. Love going there for breakfast on weekends when the weather is nice. On Sunday we had brunch in Bar Toto and it was really good. Lots of parentials with babies though. Well behaved kids, no tantrums or anything.
#27
June 12, 2012 9:32 AM - Partridge
Yes, Kens. Those Park Slope offspring can be a real pleasure when well behaved. Have you tried Buttermilk Channel for brunch?You may prefer the crowd.
Edited at June 12, 2012 9:32 AM
#28
June 12, 2012 9:33 AM - bxgrl
Uh-oh- and snappy isn't here to see that picture.Snappy is a bacon aficionado.

http://www.royalbaconsociety.com/
Edited at June 12, 2012 9:33 AM
#29
June 12, 2012 9:35 AM - Slope4Eva
Some may cringe here, but I always took my daughter to restaurants. However, it was always after her afternoon nap, and, she was not allowed to get out of her chair. I brought all her favorite foods, snacks. One of her earlier words was HOT, we took her to a mexican restaurant and before we could stop her, she dipped her cheese doodle in the salsa.
#30
June 12, 2012 9:35 AM - Partridge
I was hoping to attract her with the smell alone, BX.
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#31
June 12, 2012 9:37 AM - bxgrl
I think I'll email her with a picture to lure her out.
#32
June 12, 2012 9:37 AM - Arkady
The Thai infant daughter of a friend of mine could eat things 5x as hot as I could.
Edited at June 12, 2012 9:37 AM
#33
June 12, 2012 9:38 AM - dibs
I seem to be able to put a lot of hot Thai things in my mouth too
Edited at June 12, 2012 9:38 AM
#34
June 12, 2012 9:39 AM - Slope4Eva
I love Thai food, I can't find a good one on SI.
#35
June 12, 2012 9:40 AM - Kensingtonian
Part, isn't buttermilk channel super packed for Brunch? I hate waiting when I am hungry, and brunch time I am usually starving. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Miriams for brunch but there is always like a 30-40 minute wait there :-/
Edited at June 12, 2012 9:40 AM
#36
June 12, 2012 9:46 AM - Partridge
Yes, always packed, Kens, but for good reason!

Go early or just put your name on the list. They will text you when ready for you. Walk a block up to Prime Meats and have a Bloody Mary or two and wait. Do not be tempted to brunch there!! It is disappointing in comparison. I much prefer Prime Meats (no nh, hetero) after dark.
#37
June 12, 2012 9:48 AM - Kensingtonian
Ehh, too much of a hassle. Plenty of good brunch places around with no crazy waits.
Edited at June 12, 2012 9:48 AM
#38
June 12, 2012 9:50 AM - Deleted
Buttermilk will text/call when your table is ready. Past few times I've tried to go there I ended up at prime meats instead
#39
June 12, 2012 9:50 AM - Partridge
Really, Kens?
#40
June 12, 2012 9:50 AM - Deleted
Jinx
#41
June 12, 2012 9:51 AM - Partridge
and...
#42
June 12, 2012 9:51 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
hahaha (not exactly funny tho). Was online getting my coffee outside of the Prada store on broadway and there was a pandhandler sitting on the ground (there are SO many homeless people in soho these days it's insane). Working 11 years in this area I have never seen it at this level. I guess it's the obvious choice to panhandle. Anyway the guy started making fun of the dresses in the window saying they are the most hideous things he's ever seen and was cracking people up. It was shocking how well spoken he was, then he mentioned how he went to school for fashion and design 20 years ago. And i'm like WHOA. that is the first gay homeless person i've EVER seen in my life. Kinda scary... But funny cuz the dresses in the window really WERE truly hideous.


*rob*

Edited at June 12, 2012 9:51 AM
#43
June 12, 2012 9:52 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
Partridge, why are you posting pictures of such gross looking food this early in the morning. ::vomit::

*rob*

Edited at June 12, 2012 9:52 AM
#44
June 12, 2012 9:53 AM - dibs
Partridge, some place has to be REALLY bad not to serve good eggs benedict. Can get them anywhere. i won't wait in line either.
Edited at June 12, 2012 9:53 AM
#45
June 12, 2012 9:54 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
Go early or just put your name on the list. They will text you when ready for you.

that kinda reeks of age discrimination and economic discrimination. what if someone doesn't have a cell phone or ran out of minutes? how will they know when their table is ready?

*rob*

#46
June 12, 2012 9:56 AM - dibs
"what if someone doesn't have a cell phone or ran out of minutes? "

they usually don't have enough money for brunch anyway.
#47
June 12, 2012 9:57 AM - Partridge
I'll tell you all a secret...

I work Sundays, therefore I never get to brunch. Last New Year's Day fell on a Sunday. I was psyched. Brunch, finally!!!
Made my way to Buttermilk. The wait was long. Went to Prime Meats to drink. Got hungry and sat at table for brunch. It was ok. We got the text about an hour later. We got up and hurried back to Buttermilk and did it all over again! I'm not proud, just brunch deprived. I coined it "Double Brunching". I highly recommend it.
Edited at June 12, 2012 9:57 AM
#48
June 12, 2012 9:59 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
I guess you're right dave. I find the whole concept of weekend brunch kinda obnoxious. However with all the tables outside, and if youre truly hungry, you're bound to find something on someone's plate who is away from their table that you can snag and run.

*rob*

#49
June 12, 2012 10:01 AM - Deleted
I usually only do brunch on Saturdays now. Sundays have been taken over by the baby set up here, which is fine. Saturdays around 1130 at Roberta's is perfect.


Good thing I made it to Isa when I did. Owner supposedly fired the entire kitchen staff yesterday and is changing concept.
Edited at June 12, 2012 10:01 AM
#50
June 12, 2012 10:01 AM - Kensingtonian
Yeah, I am with Dave. I've had great eggs benedict in other places that looked exactly like that. You also can't pay me enough to eat fried chicken and waffles for brunch/breakfast. I'd puke right after.

Those that can't afford cell phone minutes, probably can't afford Buttermilk Channel.
#51
June 12, 2012 10:01 AM - Slope4Eva
Rob, I'd love to strap a recording device to your hello kitty hat and spend a day watching you, lol.
#52
June 12, 2012 10:02 AM - Partridge
Ahh, no more Bludgeoned Sqiud?
Edited at June 12, 2012 10:02 AM
#53
June 12, 2012 10:02 AM - bxgrl
I'm with Kens- fried chicken and waffles- wtf?
#54
June 12, 2012 10:02 AM - dibs
"if youre truly hungry, you're bound to find something on someone's plate who is away from their table that you can snag and run."

So true. I've done it at Le bernardin, per se and Boulud sooo many times.
#55
June 12, 2012 10:04 AM - dibs
Most of the time when I eat on a Sat or Sun it's already 1:00 or later and I don't want "breakfast" food anyway.
#56
June 12, 2012 10:06 AM - Deleted
Eggs Benedict rules. Especially if low rent ham is swapped out for pork belly or crab cake.
Edited at June 12, 2012 10:05 AM
#57
June 12, 2012 10:07 AM - dibs
The eggs have to be very runny though. And I don't want any variations on pure hollandaise sauce.
Edited at June 12, 2012 10:07 AM
#58
June 12, 2012 10:08 AM - Deleted
Supposedly the last episode of bourdains no reservations was shot in Brooklyn. He's gonna be on CNN now.
#59
June 12, 2012 10:08 AM - Slope4Eva
I was just going to say the same thing, Dave. The hollandaise sauce must be perfect.
#60
June 12, 2012 10:09 AM - Deleted
If it doesn't have hollandaise it's not eggs Benedict. And poached eggs have to be runny.
#61
June 12, 2012 10:10 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
okay, gotta step off this website. these food descriptions are making my stomach turn.

*rob*

#62
June 12, 2012 10:10 AM - Kensingtonian
Bar Toto had eggs benedict with prosciutto di parma. a little on the salty side but delish.
Edited at June 12, 2012 10:10 AM
#63
June 12, 2012 10:10 AM - dibs
Well of course, dh but many restaurants try to put their own ridiculous spin on the hollandaise. LEAVE IT THE FUCK ALONE.
Edited at June 12, 2012 10:10 AM
#64
June 12, 2012 10:11 AM - dibs
prosciutto is better than that awful hard, overcooked Canadian bacon.
#65
June 12, 2012 10:11 AM - Deleted
Yeah. Agreed. Probably some stupid aioli. I had that term. Just call it flavored mayo you pretentious mofos!
#66
June 12, 2012 10:12 AM - bxgrl
I just can't see it with crabcakes.
#67
June 12, 2012 10:12 AM - Deleted
Hate'''
#68
June 12, 2012 10:14 AM - Deleted
They do the crab cAke one at Walter foods. Speaking of which has anyone tried Walters in fort Greene yet?
Edited at June 12, 2012 10:14 AM
#69
June 12, 2012 10:16 AM - dibs
I don't think I'd like the crab cake/poached egg combo. Crab cakes on their own are great but they HAVE TO BE LUMP. None of that stringy shit filled with bread crumbs. I make excellent crab cakes.
Edited at June 12, 2012 10:16 AM
#70
June 12, 2012 10:17 AM - Slope4Eva
Chipotle on the crab cakes, Dave?
#71
June 12, 2012 10:18 AM - Deleted
I bet dibs know all about crabs.
#72
June 12, 2012 10:19 AM - dibs
"Chipotle on the crab cakes, Dave?"

Ummmm, no
#73
June 12, 2012 10:20 AM - Not_Logged_In
Return of You Know Who: Family Net Worth Drops to Level of Early ’90s, Fed Says
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/12/business/economy/family-net-worth-drops-to-level-of-early-90s-fed-says.html

WASHINGTON — The recent economic crisis left the median American family in 2010 with no more wealth than in the early 1990s, erasing almost two decades of accumulated prosperity, the Federal Reserve said Monday.

***Snickers****

The What
Someday this war is gonna end...
Edited at June 12, 2012 10:20 AM
#74
June 12, 2012 10:26 AM - dibs
"Family Net Worth Drops to Level of Early ’90s, Fed Says"

Mine is well above that. I bet yours is too.
Edited at June 12, 2012 10:26 AM
#75
June 12, 2012 10:26 AM - Slope4Eva
What do you put on them, if anything?
Edited at June 12, 2012 10:26 AM
#76
June 12, 2012 10:27 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
wealth is over rated.

*rob*

#77
June 12, 2012 10:29 AM - dibs
An aioli, on the side. Or tartar sauce.
#78
June 12, 2012 10:30 AM - Partridge
Lumpy Crab. NO CRANKY CRABS TODAY!
Edited at June 12, 2012 10:30 AM
#79
June 12, 2012 10:31 AM - Slope4Eva
Tartar sauce, OK, but try the chipolte, unless you don't like it, or course.
Edited at June 12, 2012 10:31 AM
#80
June 12, 2012 10:33 AM - Slope4Eva
Rob, if you won $1K, what would you do with it?
#81
June 12, 2012 10:33 AM - Kensingtonian
I hate bready crab cakes. Unfortunately very few places I've had crabcakes at serve them nice and lumpy.
Edited at June 12, 2012 10:33 AM
#82
June 12, 2012 10:34 AM - dibs
Eva, it shouldn't be spicy or it overpowers the crab as the main ingredient.
#83
June 12, 2012 10:35 AM - MontroseMorris
Food's looking yummy. Better than the raisin bran I had for breakfast.
Edited at June 12, 2012 10:35 AM
#84
June 12, 2012 10:36 AM - Slope4Eva
Maybe. But I love the combo.
Edited at June 12, 2012 10:36 AM
#85
June 12, 2012 10:39 AM - MontroseMorris
I used to work around the corner from the Acme Restaurant in Noho, on Great Jones Street. They were a Cajun place forever. I just looked them up to see if they were still there, and they've got a new chef and have become a Scandinavian place. Bummer!!!!!!!

They used to have great Maryland Crab cakes, very lumpy, not a lot of bread. They also had great fried catfish. How could they switch to Scandinavian food from Cajun????? Sheesh.
Edited at June 12, 2012 10:39 AM
#86
June 12, 2012 10:40 AM - dibs
"Better than the raisin bran I had for breakfast."

Yes but maybe you'll be "regular" and therefore less grumpy today. :)
#87
June 12, 2012 10:41 AM - dibs
Rothschild's closed too. they had great cajun. The only one I know of now is on 9th & 49th street. was there a few weeks ago. very good. Delta something or other
#88
June 12, 2012 10:43 AM - bxgrl
If your favorite Cajun restaurant turned Scandinavian, you'd be crabby too :(

Bummer, MM!!
#89
June 12, 2012 10:43 AM - MontroseMorris
Dave........
#90
June 12, 2012 10:44 AM - dibs
Is the furniture ugly too???????
Edited at June 12, 2012 10:44 AM
#91
June 12, 2012 10:49 AM - Deleted
Acme is really hot right now.
#92
June 12, 2012 10:54 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
Rob, if you won $1K, what would you do with it?

Pay off my credit card and carecredit card in full.

*rob*

Edited at June 12, 2012 10:54 AM
#93
June 12, 2012 10:58 AM - Slope4Eva
Exactly. However, I wasn't clear, sorry. I meant if you could do whatever you wanted, what would you do with it? No answer required. Money may not buy happiness, but it can help with the stress of everyday life. I'll take it.
#94
June 12, 2012 11:04 AM - Arkady
That looks like soft-shelled crab to me, not chicken.
dibs - Total agreeance about sauce: as bad to screw around w/ that as to put cilantro in Bloody Mary!
Edited at June 12, 2012 11:04 AM
#95
June 12, 2012 11:04 AM - InsertSnappyNameHere
Posting from the E.R. Lungs have gone on strike. Scrolled through quickly & saw a pic of bacon....damn whoever made me hungry!!!!

Edited at June 12, 2012 11:04 AM
#96
June 12, 2012 11:05 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
I meant if you could do whatever you wanted, what would you do with it?

I'd still just use it to pay off debt. I don't have material wants for the most part. I pretty much get all my books, clothes, movies, art supplies, music, etc for free. It's one of the perks of living where I live. People are always putting stuff out for free.

*rob*

Edited at June 12, 2012 11:05 AM
#97
June 12, 2012 11:06 AM - dibs
The E.R.???? That doesn't sound good.
#98
June 12, 2012 11:07 AM - Slope4Eva
Oh my, Snappy. Please get better.

Fair enough, Rob. :-)
Edited at June 12, 2012 11:07 AM
#99
June 12, 2012 11:09 AM - InsertSnappyNameHere
Definitely not good..phone posting is hard.
Edited at June 12, 2012 11:09 AM
June 12, 2012 11:10 AM - Arkady
Snappy - Do you want me to be there w/ you? Where are you?
June 12, 2012 11:10 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
now if you said a million dollars, my answer would be different


June 12, 2012 11:12 AM - InsertSnappyNameHere
If u wanna bring me bacon, sure come on by methodist! Lol
June 12, 2012 11:13 AM - Deleted
Powerball is like 210 million. I think I'd buy that carriage house that's for sale on Verandah Pl right now.
June 12, 2012 11:13 AM - Slope4Eva
A million bucks would not bring out the real you. The $1K did, good answer.
Edited at June 12, 2012 11:13 AM
June 12, 2012 11:14 AM - MontroseMorris
Snappy! Hope it's not serious. Please call or text if you need help in any way.
Edited at June 12, 2012 11:14 AM
June 12, 2012 11:14 AM - Arkady
Seriously - do you want me to go there? Will they demand an 'escort' before you can leave?
June 12, 2012 11:14 AM - Deleted
boo snappy!! feel better!
June 12, 2012 11:14 AM - bxgrl
Snaps- I emailed you this morning. Let me know if you need me to go to the house or anything else. still have your keys from the catsitting.
June 12, 2012 11:16 AM - InsertSnappyNameHere
Not sure re escort. Thanks all.
June 12, 2012 11:17 AM - Kensingtonian
Feel better snapster.
June 12, 2012 11:19 AM - Deleted
Someone posted the entire tasting menu at the new Roberta's chef table. I want to go there so bad! Menu is more interesting than what was served at Brooklyn Fare when I went

Osetra Caviar with Goat Milk Granita
Glass Shrimp with Celery and Poppyseed
Striped Jack with Chrysanthemum
Soft Shelled Crab Claw with Yogurt
Horse mackerel with flowering parsley and Gizzard Shad with Sorrel Stem
Sweetbreads with Lime
Bonito with Sea Beans
Sea Perch with Rhubarb
Geoduck with Tuscan Melon
Celtuce with Kumquat, Goat Yogurt, Marcona Almond, and Tuna Flake
Pen Shell Clam Torched with Bean Flower
Sea Urchin, Bread Crumbs, Red Amaranth
Squid, Pimento, Meyer Lemon, Purple Onions
Beef Carpaccio, Egg Yolk, Arugula, Arugula Flower
Wheat Pasta, Razor Clam, Japanese Uni, Wheat Flower
Black Pepper Garganelli with Braised Goat
Nduja Ravioli topped with Anise Hyssop
Sweet Potato, Buttermilk, Watercress, Watercress jus
Prawn, Tarragon, Turkish Aleppo Pepper
Aged Rack of Lamb, Fresh Coriander, Mustard Leaf, Mint Jelly
Bread Stick and Hearth Bread with Salted Butter
Poulet Rouge, Porcini Mushrooms, Kohlrabi Broth, Broccoli Rabe
Strawberry Buttermilk Gelato
85 Day Dry Aged Wagyu Beef, Hearts of Palm, Ramp Scapes, Vin Cotto
Bayley Hazen Blue Cheese with Fig, Radish, Walnuts, Fennel, Honeycomb from the Roof
Chamomile Gelato with Quinoa and Chickpea Crumble
Wild Strawberries, Strawberry Soup, Sorrel and Ground Ivy Granita, Lemon Verbena Ice Cream
Cherry Sorbet, Yogurt, Coffee and Hempseed Crumble, Poached Cherries, Pakistani Noble Berry
Matcha
Edited at June 12, 2012 11:19 AM
June 12, 2012 11:24 AM - Slope4Eva
I'll have the coffee.
June 12, 2012 11:25 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
Powerball is like 210 million. I think I'd buy that carriage house that's for sale on Verandah Pl right now.

if you won 210 million dollars you would stay in stankhole brookyn? seriously?

*rob*

June 12, 2012 11:25 AM - Arkady
At least one thing wrong w/ most of those - ruin lamb w/ coriander, destroy carpaccio w/ arugala, wtf is yogurt doing on a crab claw? etc.
Edited at June 12, 2012 11:25 AM
June 12, 2012 11:27 AM - Deleted
"if you won 210 million dollars you would stay in stankhole brookyn? seriously?"

Obviously I'd buy properties elsewhere. where else would i buy in NYC? Soho? no thanks.
June 12, 2012 11:29 AM - dibs
I'd buy a brownstone in Brooklyn heights. I'd get a 4 door Bentley and a driver.
June 12, 2012 11:29 AM - lechacal
Running on adrenaline.
June 12, 2012 11:30 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
well, no, yeah i dont think i'd buy in soho either. i'd just be so outta nyc so fast you'd see nothing like a cloud of dust like pigpen on peanuts. with 220 million, i would go completely underground and missing and just disappear.


*rob*

June 12, 2012 11:30 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
start the kickstarter fund!


June 12, 2012 11:31 AM - Partridge
Thought it was was a pizza parlor. I only know what half of those words mean. I don't think I like that about it.

Snappy. Shout if I can do anything!
Edited at June 12, 2012 11:31 AM
June 12, 2012 11:32 AM - Deleted
well, some of us like where we live rob.
Edited at June 12, 2012 11:32 AM
June 12, 2012 11:34 AM - dibs
If every one of those dishes is served for the tasting menu, I'll pass. Each portion will be no more than a morsel and if you rerally like it you'll be disappointed in not having enough. That many different servings is utterly ridiculous. I assume it's not that many but chef's choice of a number of them.
June 12, 2012 11:36 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
I would probably buy peitard da tart penthouse in a new construction luxury jersey city high rise with nice views.

*rob*

Edited at June 12, 2012 11:36 AM
June 12, 2012 11:37 AM - Slope4Eva
Woman wins lotto and goes racing home to her husband. “I won the lottery, I won the lottery, pack your bags”. “Oh, wow, what should I pack”. “It doesn’t matter, just get the f*ck out”.
June 12, 2012 11:39 AM - InsertSnappyNameHere
Booooo! Doc wants to keep me here :-( I better start trying to look alive.
Edited at June 12, 2012 11:39 AM
June 12, 2012 11:40 AM - dibs
Why is it that women always assume they can toss the man out of the house????
June 12, 2012 11:40 AM - dibs
Keep you there for how long???? What did he say was the problem???? You can't trust methodists.
June 12, 2012 11:41 AM - Partridge
I'd buy a farm house in the south of France with fields of lavender and I'd have a vineyard and olive trees. I'd have peeps stomping and pressing. I'd bring you all with me. We'd drink the wine and I'd cook for you all.
June 12, 2012 11:43 AM - dibs
I would buy an apartment in Paris, Bangkok and Florence. It's nice not having to travel from place to place with luggage, even if you have people to carry it for you.
June 12, 2012 11:44 AM - InsertSnappyNameHere
Few days...lungs just arent moving air the way they should and this high allergy season is dangerous for asthmatics
June 12, 2012 11:48 AM - Partridge
That's terrible, Snaps. But if you can't eat or breathe, it's sounds like a good idea.
Edited at June 12, 2012 11:48 AM
June 12, 2012 11:50 AM - Slope4Eva
Sounds like the best course of action. Good luck to you Snappy, feel better.
June 12, 2012 11:52 AM - kazootite
Feel better, Snappy.
June 12, 2012 11:52 AM - Slope4Eva
Dave, men always wanted to keep the women needy and dependant, so it goes with the territory.
June 12, 2012 11:54 AM - Arkady
Do we have to do cat feeding?
June 12, 2012 11:55 AM - kazootite
"Running on adrenaline."

I think lechecal had roughly 3 hours off work yesterday, out of 24. (I read his late nite post.)
June 12, 2012 11:58 AM - kazootite
"Why is it that women always assume they can toss the man out of the house????"

I knew a woman who kept a suitcase packed at all times, because the husband kicked her out in the middle of the night or whenever he had the notion. They are divorced.

June 12, 2012 11:58 AM - InsertSnappyNameHere
Thanks. No wee feeding...im not agreeing to be admitted. Upside: pink iv
June 12, 2012 12:07 PM - Arkady
Pink i.v.? Is that like a PIC line? You'll go home w/ it in??
Edited at June 12, 2012 12:07 PM
June 12, 2012 12:14 PM - bxgrl
Snaps- you do what the doctor says!! Arkady and I can take care of the cats. Don't you be foolish!!!!!
June 12, 2012 12:15 PM - Arkady
bxgrl - You've developed the technique of talking to brick walls to a fine art!
June 12, 2012 12:19 PM - bxgrl
It's my specialty, arkady. :(
June 12, 2012 12:20 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
I refuse to stay!!! No pic line...just a pink iv
Edited at June 12, 2012 12:20 PM
June 12, 2012 12:22 PM - Arkady
It's easier to herd cats, bxgrl.
June 12, 2012 12:22 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
Iv
Edited at June 12, 2012 12:22 PM
June 12, 2012 12:23 PM - Partridge
Pretty, but NO GLITTER?
June 12, 2012 12:25 PM - lechacal
Yes, kazoo, roughly.
June 12, 2012 12:25 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
Tell me bout it...hospital with no glitter ivs means i cant stay :-)
June 12, 2012 12:27 PM - Not_Logged_In
Return of You Know Who: Snappy when you leave the Hospital I suggest you order this DVD and follow a new way of living..

Forks Over Knives
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1567233/

Examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting our present menu of animal-based and processed foods.

Or watch it here on youtube.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1LUj3kxB9M&feature=mv_sr

Now before you dismiss it please take the time to watch it .
The What (You're Welcome)
Someday this war is gonna end..
June 12, 2012 12:29 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
Oddly enoug what, i have a pal thats ben saying that to me for mojths. Will watch it when i get home
June 12, 2012 12:32 PM - Slope4Eva
Oh Snappy, I don't know. I'll defer to the peeps who know you, but from what you say, you can't breath at home. As a smoker myself... STOP, for the time being anyway, if you can. Please make the right choice for yourself.
June 12, 2012 12:33 PM - dibs
At lunch. Will watch later
June 12, 2012 12:33 PM - Not_Logged_In
Return of You Know Who: " i have a pal thats ben saying that to me for mojths. Will watch it when i get home"

If you change your diet and stop eating meat, you will see a dramatic change in 30 days!

A whole food based diet will make you feel better, give you more energy and keep you out of emergency rooms.

The What
Someday this war is gonna end...
June 12, 2012 12:34 PM - bxgrl
4eva- please see arkadys post to me at 12:15. I politely pass it on to you.
June 12, 2012 12:36 PM - Slope4Eva
Brick wall = Snaps, ok, got it, lol.
June 12, 2012 12:37 PM - ilovestoops
Snappy: I sure hope you get better soon! And with the breathing problems, you may want help getting home just to avoid any extra strenuous activity. Also, I'm not a doctor and can't give medical advice, but in my opinion, drs are way to eager to have people admitted to hospitals. I'm convinced that they don't take into consideration the not insignificant risk of contracting an infection there, or of not getting adequate care. And if you get an upper respiratory infection on top of the asthma, that's really bad news.

Please take care and let me know if I can help!
June 12, 2012 12:39 PM - ilovestoops
Lech: you're obviously making big bucks in that corporate job that keeps you working such long hours - spend some of it on a room in the city for those times you have to work like you have this week.
June 12, 2012 12:44 PM - Kensingtonian
hey What, I usually don't address you but let's try a civil discussion. I kinda have mixed feelings on the video you posted as well as some other skepticism on food. I still think majority of it is genetic because plenty of vegans and vegetarians die from cancer and other serious diseases. I don't think that diet helps anyone. It does make you healthier and in better overall shape if you keep it up and eat balanced things to support proteins that you're lacking from meat. One thing I will admit, if you're body is healthier and in better shape, you will tend to recover faster from serious surgeries or chemo. Other than that, not sure how being a vegetarian or vegan helps.
I tend to stick with organic or antibiotic free meats at home but who knows what they really feed you in restaurants even if they claim it is organic or grass fed or whatever.
June 12, 2012 12:58 PM - Slope4Eva
Everything in moderation is still what I believe in. Also, exercise. I go upstate to a resort every year with extended family. We eat 3 meals a day (your basic meat and potatoes stuff) and I drink a little, sometimes a little more, every night. But, I also get more exercise than I do all year long (swimming, tennis, vollyball, etc.) I never feel more energized than I do that week.
June 12, 2012 12:59 PM - Not_Logged_In
Return of You Know Who: " I still think majority of it is genetic because plenty of vegans and vegetarians die from cancer and other serious diseases."

Somewhat but, I think it's environmental more than genetic.

"I don't think that diet helps anyone. It does make you healthier and in better overall shape if you keep it up and eat balanced things to support proteins that you're lacking from meat."

I love the "Meat Fallacy" (NH), that lie was stared by the Meat Industry like the term "Bacon and Eggs" was stated by Edward Bernays. Read more before you respond to this paragraph-->http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Bernays

"One thing I will admit, if you're body is healthier and in better shape, you will tend to recover faster from serious surgeries or chemo. Other than that, not sure how being a vegetarian or vegan helps."

I can't help you if your not willing to explore other alternatives or have a discussion over this sublject.

I know the right way of eating and living and wanted to pass that information to Snappy, I have my beef's with her but, she's not a bad person. I have a sense you wanna start a argument or something and I'm not interested. You wanna eat meat, Ignore 'The China Study' (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_China_Study_(book) or Come up with insane excuses for you to eat meat then, have at it..


The What
Someday this war is gonna end...
Edited at June 12, 2012 12:59 PM
June 12, 2012 1:02 PM - Kensingtonian
Wasn't looking for argument. Just stating that not sure that being a vegetarian will cure anyone from all of their ills, that's all. Neither one of us can say for sure as there is loads of evidence out there that support both sides.
June 12, 2012 1:07 PM - Slope4Eva
Euell Gibbons died from a genetic disorder, his diet did nothing to help avoid it.
Edited at June 12, 2012 1:07 PM
June 12, 2012 1:07 PM - Not_Logged_In
Return of You Know Who: " Just stating that not sure that being a vegetarian will cure anyone from all of their ills, that's all."

The China Study (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_China_Study_(book)
They spend years documenting the effects of a Western Diet on People!

"Neither one of us can say for sure as there is loads of evidence out there that support both sides."
I don't wanna be "right", in fact I'll give up that right! I just tried to help someone, that's it..
Case Closed...

The What
Someday this war is gonna end..
June 12, 2012 1:23 PM - Partridge
Just ran into a guy I hadn't seen in many years. I stopped to shake his hand.

In September 2001, I was having renovations done to the store of the business I was just about to launch. The contractor and his crew were waiting for me to pick up some additional supplies at the Home Depot on Hamilton Avenue. As we all remember, it was a beautiful crisp, clear morning. When I learned of what was happening, I rushed back to the store. The crew was on the roof watching the events unfold. When the first tower fell, we were blanketed in soot. We locked up and went to find our loved ones.

The young man I just saw was 19 at the time and part of the construction crew. The events of the day inspired him to enlist and I had heard that he served several tours. I shook his hand and thanked him for his service to our country. He said "I made it back. I have a wife and kid." I could have cried. He is was a kid himself the last time I saw him.
Edited at June 12, 2012 1:23 PM
June 12, 2012 1:26 PM - bxgrl
Very bittersweet story, part. I wish him nothing but the best in life.
Edited at June 12, 2012 1:26 PM
June 12, 2012 1:27 PM - MontroseMorris
That's quite a story, Partridge. Thanks.
June 12, 2012 1:45 PM - Partridge
And now for another unrelated and random story which can get us back to The What's and Kens' posts, a guy just walked past my window carrying a pig over his shoulder. Not live, it was being delivered to a restaurant.

After the delivery, I inquired about the pig. It was only half-a-pig I was told. 135 lbs.
June 12, 2012 2:10 PM - Partridge
"Today we can discuss cats, drinking, real estate & food."

How about....
Edited at June 12, 2012 2:10 PM
June 12, 2012 2:10 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
Leaving soon....YAY!
June 12, 2012 2:13 PM - ilovestoops
Partridge: very moving story - thanks for sharing.
June 12, 2012 2:13 PM - kazootite
Snappy, I'm sorry you have asthma. It is scary and horrible. Have you gone through the allergy treatments?


June 12, 2012 2:13 PM - Partridge
Double YAY! You feel OK?
June 12, 2012 2:16 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
FEELING mucH better after tons of nebulizer tteatments and a maasive steroid dosr. Im off now. Later peeps
Edited at June 12, 2012 2:16 PM
June 12, 2012 2:36 PM - dibs
I think all aspeccts play into longevity and health...genetics, environment, what you eat and what your mental state is and how you handle disease mentally when it becomes an issue. everything is fine in moderation. Most AMericans don't eat enough roughage, vegetables, bran, etc and too much meat. We don't even have to get into the obesity issue.

I don't think you can right a wrong or cure a disease solely through a change in diet. If it's a genetic disease it's inevitable. If it's a carcinogen it's inevitable. yes, you can ceertainly limit exposure to many carcinogens but once they are there, diet isn't going to do much about them.
Edited at June 12, 2012 2:38 PM
June 12, 2012 2:38 PM - dibs
Glad to hear, Snappy
June 12, 2012 2:43 PM - Partridge
"I think all spaects paly into longevirty"

HaHa! Sounds as if you are sipping the cocktails I just poured. ^^^^^^^

How was lunch? What did you have?
Edited at June 12, 2012 2:43 PM
June 12, 2012 2:45 PM - dibs
I had a green salad, beef tenderloin (medium rare) and sorbet. Alas, no vegetables other than the salad.
June 12, 2012 2:48 PM - dibs
But, we had a very levely discussion about europe and the EUR and that was probably more influential on everyone's state of mind and overall health.

One particular point about the common currency and the unification is that now they aren't going to go to war among themselves. European wars have caused more of the problems over the past 200 years than anything else. Understanding all of this without listening to actual Europeans is pointless.

The problems will begin to get resolved only as they move closer to EU control over all the banks, not sovereign control
Edited at June 12, 2012 2:48 PM
June 12, 2012 2:50 PM - dibs
No alcohol. I don't drink at lunch unless it's with someone special...maybe 4 times a year or so. Weekends not included.
June 12, 2012 2:53 PM - dibs
Having an espresso now.
June 12, 2012 2:55 PM - Partridge
Thai red curry with chicken here for lunch. No alcohol while I work either. Never!
Edited at June 12, 2012 2:55 PM
June 12, 2012 3:20 PM - Deleted
A couple of hours ago, I parked my car half way down the block from where *Rob* lives. The car parked in front of me had Wisconsin license plates. Coincidence?? I think not.

Off to my class. I'm also taking a class in NYC Rent Regulations. It's painful.
June 12, 2012 3:22 PM - Deleted
Oh, and btw: I don't do brunch. I find them to be poor value fot the money. I don't enjoy the idea of waiting on line for 1 hour for the privilege of pay $25 pp for a glorified breakfast.
June 12, 2012 3:34 PM - petebklyn
I don't do brunch either. I certainly don't wait for seating at any restaurant more than 10 minutes. I hate waiting on line for anything. especially where I have to pay money.
June 12, 2012 3:39 PM - ilovestoops
Cgar - adorable! how much bigger will they get?
June 12, 2012 4:05 PM - dibs
TWSS
June 12, 2012 4:18 PM - rf
Just got back from Umi Nom. My daughter treated me to a late lunch for my birthday! One year left before Medicare. Yummy, good company, wonderful music.
June 12, 2012 4:19 PM - Slope4Eva
A very happy birthday to you, RF!!
Edited at June 12, 2012 4:19 PM
June 12, 2012 4:21 PM - Deleted
happy birthday rf!

typical liberal though, counting down until their entitlements. ;)
Edited at June 12, 2012 4:21 PM
June 12, 2012 4:25 PM - MontroseMorris
DH, you instigator!

Happy Birthday, RF!
June 12, 2012 4:27 PM - Partridge
Happy Birthday, rf. And to think, your daughter treated you. How special and grown up is she!
Edited at June 12, 2012 4:27 PM
June 12, 2012 4:32 PM - ilovestoops
Happy birthday rf!
Edited at June 12, 2012 4:32 PM
June 12, 2012 4:35 PM - kazootite
Happy Birthday, RF !
Congrats on the soon to be medicare.
Edited at June 12, 2012 4:35 PM
June 12, 2012 4:35 PM - dibs
Happy birthday, rf.


June 12, 2012 4:38 PM - bxgrl
How lovely, rf! Happy Birthday- and many many more!
Edited at June 12, 2012 4:38 PM
June 12, 2012 5:01 PM - More4Less
Happy birthday rf
June 12, 2012 5:04 PM - Arkady
H.B., rf! (From the far side of Medicare. It's nice over here.)
June 12, 2012 5:13 PM - dibs
Jamie Dimon's appearance before Congress tomorrow is going to be a real circus. When did it become illegal for a private comapny to lose money???? N customer or taxpayer money was lost????


This'll be a clusterfuck of every politician who needs to get elected asking an inane question just so that he can appear to be asking one.
June 12, 2012 5:15 PM - Arkady
I thought there was some evidence that they did misrepresent things, dibs, & he's admitted as much. That was in U.K. but he was cognizant.
June 12, 2012 5:20 PM - dibs
I'm sure things changed and in fact they still are so he still doesn't know the final loss. But, no crime was committed with respect to losing the money.

If he misrepresented annything then the lawyers can sue the company on behalf of the shareholders; but mostly on behalf of themselves.
Edited at June 12, 2012 5:20 PM
June 12, 2012 5:27 PM - Arkady
It doesn't really matter, I guess - I agree w/ you that his appearance is just an excuse for grandstanding.
June 12, 2012 5:28 PM - petebklyn
there you go again suggesting people should sue .....more money for lawyers.
June 12, 2012 5:37 PM - Deleted
i think the point liberals have been trying to make is just because something isn't illegal doesn't mean it shouldn't be.

granted, i have no idea what you're talking about. i haven't been called a moron in a while, feel left out.
June 12, 2012 5:43 PM - dibs
I never advocate lawsuits, Pete, unless they are truly warranted. Suing companies "on behalf of shareholders" otherwise known as class action suits is just momey for the lawyers. The shareholders get nothing individually.


June 12, 2012 5:45 PM - dibs
Sen. Tim Johnson's opening remarks, as we are haring them now, don't make a lot of logical sense. In fact, this was just a case of bad judgement.

Jamie Dimon should look them in the eye and say that they have no idea what they are talking about.
Edited at June 12, 2012 5:45 PM
June 12, 2012 5:48 PM - dibs
dh, the liberals never understand that a loss like this isn't within the government's purvue. It's a private corporation (publicly listed) and the loss is what it is.

Can someone please account for me all the money that all the government organizations waste and lose???? I think the American public is owed that explanation. JPM only has to account to its shareholders in this case, not Congress and not the AMerican public.

This type of nanny oversight is why the United States is no longer the preferred domicile for many corporations
June 12, 2012 5:51 PM - More4Less
If this had crapped out the bank, US gov would have to bail JPM WITH taxpayer $$$$. Hence why it's good for dimon to face the music a little as his bank is under FDIC protection
June 12, 2012 5:54 PM - More4Less
No nosey gov oversight, just give up the FDIC protection. Think your friend Barry Rhitholz said something similar.
Edited at June 12, 2012 5:54 PM
June 12, 2012 5:54 PM - dibs
But it didn't. The problem here is that there's no perspective. $4 B or whatever it may be in the end is chump change. And, like I said, no depositors' money was at risk. The market cap has already been reduced many multiples of that $4B.

You can't go wringing your hands every time some corporation loses money saying What if, what if.
June 12, 2012 5:55 PM - dibs
"No nosey gov oversight, just give up the FDIC protection. "

Otherwise known as money market funds.
June 12, 2012 6:00 PM - Deleted
We've all seen how the markets are linked and how a few corporations that are operating recklessly can set off a chain reaction that effects everyone. Seems obtuse to me to say regulation isn't necessary because a corporation is only accountable to it's shareholders. Having worked as an auditor of these types of companies, it's scary the amount of crap that's swept under the rug just so the firm can collect it's fees.


June 12, 2012 6:01 PM - dibs
IT'S ONLY $4 B.

Context people, context.
Edited at June 12, 2012 6:01 PM
June 12, 2012 6:06 PM - Deleted
only $4B?

oh, in that case. nevermind
June 12, 2012 6:08 PM - dibs
Yes, only $4B. Do you know how large JPMs profits were going to be this year??? Or what their market cap is????


Context, dh, context.
June 12, 2012 6:10 PM - Deleted
your context argument could be applied to.....say......gov't money that goes to planned parenthood or npr.
June 12, 2012 6:12 PM - dibs
Of course it could. But right now we're discussing JPM. If you want to bring up other amounts wrt those organizations, please feel free to do so. Right now you are comparing apples and oranges. But that's the sort of misrepresentations that the liberal left loves to throw out there!!!! :)
June 12, 2012 6:13 PM - MontroseMorris
"Only" $4 billion? That's more than the yearly budget for a whole lot of worthy programs that get cut because we don't have funds. "Only" $4 billion would go a long way to helping a lot of people in a lot of ways.

But that's "socialism". Better that $4 billion is pissed into the wind, or lost in corporate shenanigans, lest it should land in some undeserving layabout's grasping hands.
June 12, 2012 6:13 PM - Deleted
c'mon dibs. you can't use the 'context' argument when you and your buddies are constantly cherry picking wasteful gov't programs that are a speck in the budget.
June 12, 2012 6:14 PM - Deleted
but i suppose the ":)" is you recognizing your being a nooodge. hahaha.
June 12, 2012 6:17 PM - Partridge
You can't have my apple and oranges, dibs. They are mine. I brought them to the OT. Copyright infringement!Copyright infringement!Copyright infringement!Copyright infringement!Copyright infringement!Copyright infringement!Copyright infringement!
June 12, 2012 6:17 PM - dibs
Well maybe $4B should just get expropriated from ALL corporations, just because they have it.
Edited at June 12, 2012 6:17 PM
June 12, 2012 6:19 PM - MontroseMorris
Chum, DH, he is a master of chum.
June 12, 2012 6:20 PM - MontroseMorris
I happen to agree with every word she said. Please keep quoting Ms Warren, the more people read it, the more they'll learn.
June 12, 2012 6:20 PM - Partridge
I think I want one of those Montrose!
June 12, 2012 6:21 PM - Deleted
lmao montrose. that is a pretty disturbing picture
Edited at June 12, 2012 6:21 PM
June 12, 2012 6:22 PM - Deleted
a hipster eating stuffed shark. someone needs to unleash a pack (school?) of those up here.
June 12, 2012 6:23 PM - MontroseMorris
It's one of those things I wish I'd come up with. I could buy my Brooklyn dream house.
Edited at June 12, 2012 6:23 PM
June 12, 2012 6:27 PM - Partridge
A Dahlander perhaps? Just read your piece. Nice work, again!
June 12, 2012 6:43 PM - More4Less
how was this not prop trade anyway?? that's really the reason how JPM got themselves onto the radar. if this was them sayin mortgage payments are weak ass and we have to tack on another $4B onto the loss reserves, it would be more zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. but for them for lose $4B when they thought it would be $2B which they said was a hedge and turns out not a hedge and all this happening under FDIC protection & Dodd Frank regulation - yeah, warrants a little face time with them senators
June 12, 2012 6:55 PM - More4Less
boy, me proving to wife that I'm a "little" handy around the house is bad news for me - ie the DIY list just gets longer, more complicated, etc and I don't see or foresee her making me brownies
June 12, 2012 7:00 PM - bxgrl
M4L- tsk, tsk, tsk.... we could have warned you. You must be more Jewish from now on. YOur motto is: "Of course I can do that, honey. Hand me the phone and the yellow pages." :D
June 12, 2012 7:05 PM - dibs
I just made tis chicken with shalllots recipe. It was VERY good

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/chicken-with-shallots-recipe/index.html
Edited at June 12, 2012 7:05 PM
June 12, 2012 7:07 PM - dibs
I could see doing that sauce with salmon as well although I prefer a mustard sauce with salmon.
Edited at June 12, 2012 7:07 PM
June 12, 2012 7:19 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
Ot is broken! Keep getting memory errors. Maybe I'll try again to nap. Anyone need an annoying cat who doesn't allow you to snooze?
June 12, 2012 7:33 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHA!!!!

www.happyplace.com/3907/unintentionally-inappropriate-test-responses-from-children
June 12, 2012 7:45 PM - MontroseMorris
Those were great. Snaps. I loved the RIP one.
Edited at June 12, 2012 7:45 PM
June 12, 2012 7:49 PM - ilovestoops
snappy - glad your home and better
June 12, 2012 7:51 PM - MontroseMorris
Actually, Part, I have several "dream houses" in Brooklyn. Right now, if I had really big piles of money to spend, I think I'd buy an industrial building over here somewhere, and have a killer loft. Something completely different from what I usually like in row houses. Not modern, though, but lots of architectural salvage, stained glass and steel windows along with the features already in the building. The blank space would allow me to create all of the details I like in other buildings, but would never be together in one place. It would have to have either a backyard, or roof garden, too. BIG bucks.
June 12, 2012 8:04 PM - petebklyn
I saw (and ripped down immediately of course) a flyer tape to pole on smith last week. advertising a house for $18,000
in LittleFalls NY. claiming it was 3 hours from nyc.
June 12, 2012 10:10 PM - Arkady
How far do you say it is, pete?
Edited at June 12, 2012 10:10 PM
June 12, 2012 10:43 PM - Arkady
But I bet it wasn't raining on Google Maps.
June 12, 2012 10:46 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
i can't sleep :-( anybody here?
June 12, 2012 10:55 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
sigh...

::packs up blankie, teddy bear and inhaler....heads back to bed::

Edited at June 12, 2012 10:55 PM
June 12, 2012 11:00 PM - Deleted
Snappy!!!!


Edited at June 12, 2012 11:00 PM
June 12, 2012 11:09 PM - lechacal
Finishing work. Brain is numb. Gotta get home. Traveling tomorrow morning.
June 12, 2012 11:11 PM - lechacal
Why do people keep yap yap yapping about Brooklyn? Brooklyn is a parade of bullshit and generalized dumbassery.
June 12, 2012 11:14 PM - Deleted
Be quiet corporate monkey.
June 12, 2012 11:16 PM - MontroseMorris
Little Falls??? It's at least 4 maybe 4.25 hours from NYC, it's northwest of Albany, for crying out loud. That's like an ad I saw once for a house in the Eastern District part of Bed Stuy, near Bushwick, that said, "only minutes away from Prospect Park and the Brooklyn Museum." Yeah, right.

Nite, Snappy!
Edited at June 12, 2012 11:16 PM
June 12, 2012 11:20 PM - BoerumHillScott
It is really late and I am somewhat drunk, but I am really torn about what to do with this site.

I'm sure people like Legion will again call me a whiner, and I have tried to distance myself emotionally, but I am having a hard time reconciling the fact that my name is both commonly and legally associated with running a site where the majority of people think that the recent level of dialog is acceptable.

I have never been totally comfortable being known as the owner of a site where talk of filthy homos, cankles, and a hatred of people from where I was born was acceptable. The final straw for me was a few nights ago when my 11 year old son was called "creepy" and basically accused of being a pervert, and the general reaction was that nothing odd had happened.

I feel like I have an obligation to the site, and I really enjoy the company of most people here, but I also feel that it is a sick place that I need to have the ability to get away from.

I will happily hand over the domain names and the excess money I have collected to someone who is willing to host the site well. I do want it to continue and prosper, but I don't want to run it without changes.

June 12, 2012 11:20 PM - Deleted
If you lived in Brooklyn you'd be on your way to Brooklyn Inn right now for a night cap. At best now you'll be drinking a canned beer on Metro North

Fo reels though. Why work been so crazy? Gonna slow up soon?
June 12, 2012 11:27 PM - Partridge
Jackal - your job seems like a marathon without a finishing line. You have proven your endurance. You can't stop, can you?
June 12, 2012 11:30 PM - Deleted
Hey Scott. I definitely don't think your concerns are whiny.

I don't think I've said it - but thanks for giving us weirdos a place to play.

Rob is def a problem. I'm hoping he can filter himself a bit. He's definitely lashed out at many of us. Legion is a contrarian on this board and doesn't share much personal stuff - so he's never really been insulted by the feral one.

Things have seemed better the past couple of days though. Don't sweat it. You've got more important stuff going on.
June 12, 2012 11:33 PM - BoerumHillScott
DH, Thanks.
Honestly, I don't know how I would feel if I were just another member/user of the site.
I have tried to distance myself several time from the ownership aspects of the site, but the fact is that is 90% me.
June 12, 2012 11:34 PM - Deleted
I'm also drunk. Had some cocktails at this place up here called the shanty. It's a cocktail bar attached to a distillery. Apparently there's a loop hole if an alcohol producer makes their booze using all new York state ingredients they can have a tasting room and don't need a liquor license.

Right now they sell only gin. Waiting for rye to mature (still a couple years out). Love the place. Really casual, metal music playing - bartender wasn't wearing suspenders and 1920s paperboy get up. I'm a real cocktail need. Probably have more of a home bar than I should.
June 12, 2012 11:36 PM - bxgrl
Sorry Scott- and you're right. The site is in your name and frankly, I thought Legion was an ass to say that. I think when it comes to what was said about your son, you have to consider the source. It wasn't right and more of us should have spoken up. People want and expect different tings from the internet and we'll never all agree. But on the other hand, we need to respect your position as well.
Edited at June 12, 2012 11:36 PM
June 12, 2012 11:37 PM - Deleted
I hear ya Scott.

I know it's easier said than done but I think we need to try to ignore Rob. Sounds like he's been a cancer on every blog he's been on. I don't think you need to feel any responsibility to police it. If its too labororous to maintain something you find not worth it im sure everyone will understand u pulling the plug. Obviously I (we) hope it doesn't come to that.
June 12, 2012 11:38 PM - bxgrl
I have no idea why the cat picture posted again. Weird! Wish I was drunk- moving stress is really getting intense.
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June 12, 2012 11:38 PM - Partridge
Scott. I don't think anyone approves of the horrible things that rob has said to you or others. I know I want him to stop. I don't know how to make that happen without policing or banning. If you decide he must be banned, I'll back you. You shouldn't have to feel so upset about what should be a recreation.
June 12, 2012 11:39 PM - BoerumHillScott
Sounds like a fun place.
I had a corporate party tonight where I had the appropriate amount of generic wine while talking the appropriate mix of personal and work with my boss, staff, and co-workers. Once I got home I hit the Evan Williams in the cabinet (yes, I am still cheap).

In the past I had a pretty decent bar and liked to experiment with old and new recipes.
I imagine I will do that again, although after growing up in Louisiana and living in California for 6 years, I still have sticker shock at NY liquor prices.

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June 12, 2012 11:39 PM - bxgrl
I agree with DH. We'd miss it, but most of us would surely understand if you walked away. With everything going on in your life right now, we should be trying to help and support you, not aggravate you.
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June 12, 2012 11:44 PM - BoerumHillScott
Thanks everyone.
From the start, I have not wanted to make this site about me, but I cannot ignore my feeling either.
This is probably hypocritical (but also human nature), but I can handle a lot of Rob's rants I consider to be generic (i.e. not about me), but when the get close to me and the people I care dearly about, I have a much harder time ignoring them. The fact that I am facilitating them by running the site they are posted on is a lot for me to handle.
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June 12, 2012 11:46 PM - Deleted
Louisiana Is the cocktail capital of the world. I was impressed being in new Orleans at some pretty non fancy bars how skilled the bartenders were at making drinks you can only get up here at pretty fancy places. And they don't need jiggers and fancy tools to get it right.

I know being from Louisiana your probably jaded about new Orleans. I really loved it. Granted i only hung out in outskirts of french quarter , the narigny and bywater (which seemed like the Bushwick of Nola). Just really dug it all. The architecture, the friendliness of the locals. Cool place.
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June 12, 2012 11:47 PM - BoerumHillScott
footnote on my life and the cost of liquor:
I don't think that NY alcohol prices are much worse than when I lived in Alabama or Texas, but then I would visit Louisiana every 1-3 months, and do almost all of my purchasing there.
June 12, 2012 11:49 PM - bxgrl
I understand how you feel. I run a website and FB page for a organization and I have told people there are certain rules they must follow. No political posts allowed- it's a memorial site and I had problems with people posting political shit and fighting. I'm responsible for keeping the foundation's site respectful- it's got their name on it. So i do really understand how you feel.
June 12, 2012 11:50 PM - Deleted
I don't want to get on a rob tangent - but if anyone has a right to be deeply offended by this all it's you Scott. It was actually the comments rob made to you a whole back about the whole family situation that turned me on the feral one (I was always a staunch defender of him). Just no excuse. There was always back and forths btw him and rob and montrose and bx- just totally rubbed me the wrong way. We got your back if the feral one needs to go.


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June 12, 2012 11:51 PM - BoerumHillScott
When I was in college and right after, I would visit New Orleans several times a year, and loved it.
Since my late-twenties, I have not visited nearly so often, but I always have a great time when I do.

Around 3 years ago, my sister gave Wendy and I a night at a French Quarter hotel as a Christmas present, and that was one of the funnest 24 hours of my life, although we came close to doing some pretty stupid shit.
June 12, 2012 11:51 PM - bxgrl
I love New Orleans. Was going to move down there at one point- Tulane offered me a scholarship to do work with NASA on Mars geological research. In the end I just couldn't leave the northeast.
June 12, 2012 11:53 PM - BoerumHillScott
I would never want to live in New Orleans (or anywhere else the South again), but it is a very fun place to visit.
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June 12, 2012 11:53 PM - Deleted
And I think the people defending him who haven't met him need to butt out. There's been a lot of behavior off blog that we're too nice to throw around.
June 12, 2012 11:54 PM - bxgrl
I used to go back and forth with him oo but the things he said to Scott after wendy got sick really was the last straw for me too. MM has been totally fed up for a long time now.
June 12, 2012 11:55 PM - bxgrl
Very true, DH. there's a lot the new people don't knwo about.

I think I made the mistake of visiting N.O. in August and the humidity killed me. Had migraines almost the entire time. Yet when I was down there in the fall, it was beautiful. But the humidity was a killer.
June 12, 2012 11:56 PM - Deleted
I'm thinking I could live there - but I'm not sure if the allure would wear off. I def like it better than other cities like SF, Chicago etc which just seem like weird NYC alternatives. Definitely has its own vibe. I'd like to do a longer trip down there. Have only gone for a long weekend.
June 13, 2012 12:00 AM - bxgrl
I was down there for about 2 weeks at a time. i was visiting my boyfriend and we were planning to get married but I finally told him I just couldn't live there. It is a fabulous place though- I was thrilled the first time I saw the streetcars named Desire. I thought it was a metaphor- then I saw the real thing :)
June 13, 2012 12:01 AM - BoerumHillScott
The racism, classism, homophobia, ignorance, corruption, and related traits are big turn-offs for me.
All places have them to some extent, but after living in Baton Rouge, Birmingham, Houston, Los Angles, and New York, I am pretty confident is saying that the South has it to a much greater degree.

June 13, 2012 12:01 AM - bxgrl
Hey! Where did my brilliant comment go? ;)

I think the allure would stay (I used to go for 2 weeks at a time), but the weather would get to you if you aren't a hot weather person.
June 13, 2012 12:03 AM - BoerumHillScott
Yeah, the weather totally sucks to, as do the mosquitoes.

Thanks again everyone.
I will try to go to bed for real now.
June 13, 2012 12:04 AM - bxgrl
Maybe it just more overt down there. I was really shocked when I was in a biracial marriage, how much racism existed. I always had the impression people in the south had the so polite while I backstab you down to a tee. Much more refined than here in NY. Southern ladies who lunch scare the crap out of me- talk about iron spines and nerves of steel.
June 13, 2012 12:06 AM - bxgrl
Nite scott. Oh yeah, the mosquitoes. I must have a shingle over my head that says "Lunch!"- I get badly chewed every year.
June 13, 2012 12:08 AM - Deleted
I hear ya Scott. I did a semester of college in Tennessee. I was not exactly welcomed with opened arms being from new York.

Seems like nola had a big population of northern do-gooder repopulaters. Any idea how the locals feel about them? There was a place in Bywater I went to that was very Roberta's-esque. Like more brooklyn than anything else
June 13, 2012 12:12 AM - kazootite
"Honestly, I don't know how I would feel if I were just another member/user of the site.
I have tried to distance myself several time from the ownership aspects of the site, but the fact is that is 90% me."

Scott, maybe this is how Mr. B felt after awhile. I'd hate to see the site go, but I can tell this is wearing (and weighing) on you. You have been taking all of the responsibility for this site (playground! :-). Thank you, and I understand if you want to get out.


June 13, 2012 12:14 AM - kazootite
teardrops, tho
June 13, 2012 12:17 AM - Partridge
I may be new but I'm not defending him. I've always thought that what made this place great was how accepting the group can be of the individual. I'd hate to see that disappear in the process. However, if this ain't fun, it's definitively broken.
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June 13, 2012 12:25 AM - Deleted
Partridge - read some stuff about Brooklyn Crab that it's pretty pricy and the staff has no idea what they're doing (yet). Hopefully they work out the kinks!
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June 13, 2012 12:30 AM - Partridge
Read the same. I'll wait for them to get it together. It's the Alma owners. They will figure it out.
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June 13, 2012 12:51 AM - Deleted
Of course, Montrose says it best! ;)

Alright. Gonna finish this episode of Teen Mom and hit the hay. Night y'all
June 13, 2012 12:57 AM - MontroseMorris
Scott, I hear you, too. Whatever you decide, I've got your back, too. Some people here seem to think that words don't matter, but they do, and the concept of free speech does not mean that anyone has the right to be a total asshole, saying whatever they please, just because it's "only" on the internet.

I read the comments on other sites, anything from the Yahoo pages, to the NY Post and Daily News, if I happen to be reading an article of theirs, and people say horrible, cruel, racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic and every other awful thing imaginable about just about everyone and everything, because they can. The sites think they are curbing it by not allowing profanity, but you don't need profanity to be horrible. The anonymous nature of the internet seems to attract the worst in people because they know no one, not their parents, friends, or parish priest, will ever know that they said it, and they can release their inner demons. After all, it's "just" cyberspace. They wouldn't DARE say those things to anyone's face, because they'd be socially rejected, or punched in the face, or both.

But we are different. We know each other, we've hung out for going on three or more years now, we've been to people's homes, met their spouses, and their children. We've really become a community, and I just don't understand why some people can't see that what they say is not "truth" or "like it is", or the brilliant musings of an iconoclast mind, but mean-sprited, and often cruel, and aimed at real people with real feelings. Why can't we self-police ourselves? Why do we have to ignore someone, why can't they edit themselves? We are all adults, not a pack of children.

Having your name attached to this is serious business. While I don't think the gov't or anyone else is too interested, it still may have some kind of consequence, who knows?. If those who think "free speech" and the conviviality of the OT shouldn't have some basic standards because it somehow takes the fun out of it; if they want to step up and put THEIR names on the site, then by all means, let them.
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June 13, 2012 1:01 AM - bxgrl
Partridge- that's very true. It is what makes the site so fun, until one person makes it not. And he can be ignored or told off but the main thing, I think, that gets Scott (and me too, frankly), is the attitude when rob does step over the line. Rob said some really offensive stuff to scott, on a personal level. He said very personal, offensive stuff to me, which is when I edited those comments out of his posts. Yet people made excuses, or were really blase about it. Most of us like each other a great deal and after all these years of OT'ing , I'm sure we'll work it out.
June 13, 2012 1:01 AM - bxgrl
Watching Hearts in Atlantis again.
June 13, 2012 1:05 AM - Not_Logged_In
Return of You Know Who: Well well well..
Tell ya what, I'll put The Beach back up (I can deal with the insanity) if only you use it.
I'm not gonna bust my ass working on it and no one comes..
I'll have section where only certain people can go without being disturbed.
Separate Policial sections so we don't get in each other way.
Invitation is open and I'm not holding anything against anyone, we all start with a clean slate..
I'll get the ball rolling and you can make your own decisions...

The What
Someday this war is gonna end..
June 13, 2012 7:29 AM - InsertSnappyNameHere
I'm gonnna post this here because I don't really want to have this convo carry on into the Wednesday OT and color the convo of the day.

I'm going to come out and say it: Rob needs to go. Plain and simple. He needs to go. I wish he'd go on his own because to ban him would play into that stupid ass victim state of mind he loves to live in - 'Waaaahhhhh...I've been banned from every site I've ever been on.' But, he's not going to leave on his own. I mean hell, he's on what, blogacide number 3,623?

Let's tell ourselves the truth here - if one of the new posters had come onto the scene saying even half the hateful shit Rob spews on an hourly basis, there would have been an immediate uproar to toss the person out on their ear. But, for some reason Rob keeps getting a pass. Why are we supposed to ignore or otherwise put up with bullshit from Rob that we wouldn't accept from someone else? Is it because we know him? Shitty excuse.

We go through this with him every few months. We get tired of his bullshit, he claims he's a happier person now and not so hatey, swears he'll tone it down and then bang - we are right back were we started with him, except that each time he ramps up his drunken dog and pony show a bit more. How many times do we have to keep doing this?

This most recent debate, at its heart, is not really about decency levels, if we are to be honest with ourselves. It's about one mega-jackass who keeps testing the limits to see how far he can go. And unfortunately we have all, over time, told him that he's really got no limits because we continually put up with his shenannigans.

What does it say about a site, a community of people, when the site runner and creator don't even want to be here anymore. And we are supposed to be ok with that because it's 'just rob being rob' and the rest of us can ignore him? Give me a break.
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