Wednesday OT
June 13, 2012 6:46 AM - dibs
Good Morning. We are almost halfway through the year. Winter will be upon us sooner than you think. Some people don't even have their pools open yet.

452 comments
June 13, 2012 8:08 AM - Arkady
You're all wet, dibs.
Edited at June 13, 2012 8:08 AM
#1
June 13, 2012 8:29 AM - Slopefarm
What a flake.
Edited at June 13, 2012 8:29 AM
#2
June 13, 2012 8:50 AM - dibs
I expected an accumulation of negative comments
#3
June 13, 2012 8:59 AM - Partridge
OT's gone adrift.
#4
June 13, 2012 8:59 AM - dibs
Brooklyn Heights is more closely associated with wholesome “The Cosby Show” than HBO’s racy “Girls.” But Lena Dunham, creator of the edgy HBO series, has just bought a pad in the upscale brownstone Brooklyn nabe.
According to blog The Realestalker, Dunham’s snapped up an 800-square-foot, one bedroom co-op, in a “large and dignified, pre-war doorman building” on Hicks Street in the leafy area.
“Property records and other online documentation do reveal she coughed up $500,000 for an approximately 800-square-foot, one bedroom and one bathroom co-operative apartment … just around the corner from the Clark Street subway station on a fairly narrow but urbanely charming tree-lined street,” the Web site says.

Dunham had reportedly been living with her parents in Manhattan before she bought her own digs.

First of all, I've never heard of her or her show. Secondly, why is the purchase of a $500,000 coop newsworthy. Thirdly, the whole living with parents thing is would seem to be more newsworthy!!!!!


Edited at June 13, 2012 8:59 AM
#5
June 13, 2012 9:04 AM - Slopefarm
I've never seen it, dibs, but "Girls" has been getting TONS of press. Kind of a big pop culture deal at the moment. The real man bites dog aspect of the story is why any 25-year-old, let alone one with a hit TV series about quasi hipster post-college life, would choose to live in Brooklyn Heights.

Oh, and besides Cosby, wasn't the Patty Duke Show set in BH as well? That's more your era, I would think.
#6
June 13, 2012 9:06 AM - dibs
You'd think the producer of a hit TV show could affford more.
#7
June 13, 2012 9:06 AM - Slopefarm
Oh, and apparently part of the buzz is about how much comically bad 20-something heterosexual sex there is in the show. You should watch it, dibs, if for no other reason than to feel smugly superior and confirm your biases.
Edited at June 13, 2012 9:06 AM
#8
June 13, 2012 9:07 AM - dibs
I don't get HBO.
#9
June 13, 2012 9:07 AM - Deleted
Girls is like sex and the city for the early 20s Brooklyn hipster set.
#10
June 13, 2012 9:08 AM - Slopefarm
Me neither, dibs. We do not subscribe to cable. Just netflix.
#11
June 13, 2012 9:09 AM - Slopefarm
Have you seen the show, dh?

She also made the movie Tiny Furniture, which was about awkward floundering following college graduation.
#12
June 13, 2012 9:10 AM - Partridge
and Rosemary's Baby. (Movie, not TV show.)

Yes, odd location for the 25 year old. I bet her parents wouldn't allow her to live in an 'edgier' section.
#13
June 13, 2012 9:15 AM - Deleted
Yeah Slopey. I caught up on the series on demand. It's weird. I assume it's autobiographical - but her life just isn't that interesting.

A lot of it is shot in brooklyn
#14
June 13, 2012 9:20 AM - Slopefarm
My parents did NOT like my first "apartment." As I've posted before, it was actually the back room of the corner store where Giovanni's restaurant recently opened. I shared the storefront with two musicians who had built three bedrooms into the former pharmacy, with a living room that doubled as a musicians' practice studio and a kitchen with a pre-fab plastic shower in the corner. My parents did not like the hood or the fact that there was really no way out if there were a fire in the living room. They kept offering to subsidize a higher rent in a better place, but I did not like the idea of them using money to have a say in my choice of where to live. I moved out after about eight months into a small brownstone shared by 6 people on a net lease -- on my own dime.
#15
June 13, 2012 9:20 AM - Not_Logged_In
Return of You Know Who: The Beach is back!
If you wanna come just get a log in.
frownstoner.com

The What
Someday this war is gonna end...
#16
June 13, 2012 9:24 AM - Deleted
Actually. It really upsets me that they replaced "Bored to Death" with "Girls" it seems. Btd was freakin great
Edited at June 13, 2012 9:24 AM
#17
June 13, 2012 9:26 AM - Slopefarm
Morning, What. Congrats on getting the site going again. I do not intend to join you there but that is largely because our history of conversation here and on b-stoner has not exactly been pleasant. I wish you the best of luck with it.
#18
June 13, 2012 9:29 AM - CGar
Sam Drucker (Frank Cady) died. 96. A disease. Petticoat Junction. Green Acres.

Show of hands? How many people assumed he's been dead for decades?
Edited at June 13, 2012 9:33 AM
#19
June 13, 2012 9:30 AM - Not_Logged_In
Return of You Know Who: "Morning, What. Congrats on getting the site going again. I do not intend to join you there but that is largely because our history of conversation here and on b-stoner has not exactly been pleasant. I wish you the best of luck with it."

Then why waste your time congratulating me? You need to read your comment and think about it...

The What
Someday this war is gonna end...


#20
June 13, 2012 9:31 AM - Slopefarm
"Thought"? I would have assumed, but I can't say I actually THOUGHT about it.
#21
June 13, 2012 9:33 AM - CGar
^^^And now you look like more of an ass than usual.
Edited at June 13, 2012 9:34 AM
#22
June 13, 2012 9:34 AM - Not_Logged_In
Return of You Know Who: " I would have assumed, but I can't say I actually THOUGHT about it."
Yep....

The What
Someday this war is gonna end...
#23
June 13, 2012 9:35 AM - petebklyn
I thought rosemary's baby was georgetown in dc. and patty duke mentioned b.hts in song but nothing looked like it.
#24
June 13, 2012 9:36 AM - Slopefarm
"Then why waste your time congratulating me?"

What, because it's not all or nothing with me. I may not like the way you talk to folks here sometimes, but as one human being to another, I still wish you well and if hosting The Beach proves to be enjoyable or worthwhile to you, I would be happy for you.
Edited at June 13, 2012 9:36 AM
#25
June 13, 2012 9:37 AM - DeLepp
georgetown was the exorcist.
#26
June 13, 2012 9:39 AM - petebklyn
right. maybe I don't remember rosemary's baby. other than mia farrow
#27
June 13, 2012 9:41 AM - Slope4Eva
IMDB.com says Rosemary's Baby was filmed in the Dakota. The chanting in the movie scared the crap out of me when I first saw it.
Edited at June 13, 2012 9:41 AM
#28
June 13, 2012 9:42 AM - Slopefarm
Rosemanry's Baby was filmed in the Dakota on the UWS. I imagine UWS was the intent, not BH, thiough I don't know.
#29
June 13, 2012 9:43 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
girls is essentially just sex in the city - the moonface version. nothing more, nothing less. a show about vapid twats to lure similar vapid twats to our fine city :-/ instead of horseface we get cankle.

*rob*

#30
June 13, 2012 9:44 AM - Partridge
Pete. I'm wrong. It was the Dakota UWS.
This is what I'm thinking of:
http://onthesetofnewyork.com/thesentinelapartment.html
Edited at June 13, 2012 9:44 AM
#31
June 13, 2012 9:44 AM - Slope4Eva
jinx, Slopey.
Edited at June 13, 2012 9:44 AM
#32
June 13, 2012 9:45 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
The Beach is back!
If you wanna come just get a log in.
frownstoner.com

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY! party's on, BITCHES! SUMMER HAS BEGUN!? Now where's my frozen tardarita!?


*rob*

#33
June 13, 2012 9:45 AM - Not_Logged_In
Return of You Know Who: "What, because it's not all or nothing with me. I may not like the way you talk to folks here sometimes, but as one human being to another, I still wish you well and if hosting The Beach proves to be enjoyable or worthwhile to you, I would be happy for you."

Slopefarm, save your disingenuous bullshit for someone else. I don't need you to validate me, I do that very well in all aspects of my life!

I know what your thinking, if your come over I'll start acting like a Madman again, you might be right.
Deep down the majority of people can't get over me, I understand it and I accept it.
Scott is gonna blow this place up (yep it's coming), on the other hand I'll leave the Beach up, all you have to do is come over.
The invitation is open to everyone friends, enemies and frienemies...

The What
Someday this war is gonna end...
#34
June 13, 2012 9:45 AM - Slope4Eva
That was a good movie, too, Partridge, great cast.
#35
June 13, 2012 9:47 AM - Arkady
Off topic. My HP died again - w/in a week of its being returned from HP Repair. So they're finally giving me a new unit but won't recover data from the dead one. Anyone know a geek I could ask to retrieve stuff from my hard drive? Windows 7 p.c. platform.
Edited at June 13, 2012 9:47 AM
#36
June 13, 2012 9:47 AM - Not_Logged_In
Return of You Know Who: Oh BTW The Ladies can have their own section!


The What
Someday this war is gonna end...
#37
June 13, 2012 9:49 AM - petebklyn
I remember that movie and the house because that is when I moved to brooklyn. exciting to see someplace I recognized in a movie.
Edited at June 13, 2012 9:49 AM
#38
June 13, 2012 9:51 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
crap, what, ill have to wait til I get home to log into the beach since you have to put in an email. don't want to do it from work, and besides don't even know my passwords.

*rob*

Edited at June 13, 2012 9:51 AM
#39
June 13, 2012 9:52 AM - MontroseMorris
The locations website looks like a fun way to waste a couple of hours. I never saw the Sentinel. I assume the blind priest is said sentinel, on the lookout for Evil? Which comes knocking, I'm sure.

But what's this? "Today, the building is still there for fans to see minus the veins that used to grown up against the side of the building."

Do they mean VINES? or were they veins? I know how horror movies can get.
#40
June 13, 2012 9:52 AM - petebklyn
I don't know any geek but I do know a few greeks.
#41
June 13, 2012 9:54 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
another thing about "girls" is the fact that it's called "girls". ugh sorry, they are in their mid 20s. they are women, NOT girls. the are like 10 years away from menopause!
why don't people grow up anymore? do teenage girls refer to themselves as infants these days!?


*rob*

Edited at June 13, 2012 9:54 AM
#42
June 13, 2012 9:55 AM - petebklyn
did slopey's parents ever come to like his neighborhood. or was it always considered an embarrassment and they just tell family/friends 'oh, they live by brooklyn heights'
#43
June 13, 2012 9:56 AM - petebklyn
vines I'm sure. It used to be covered in lot of ivy.
#44
June 13, 2012 9:59 AM - Arkady
Ivy sucks the blood from masonry so it could be veins...
Edited at June 13, 2012 9:59 AM
#45
June 13, 2012 10:00 AM - MontroseMorris
Yeah, Pete, I figured. They have a lot of photos of rampant ivy growth. The site writer uses "veins" twice. Maybe he/she just can't spell.
#46
June 13, 2012 10:02 AM - petebklyn
that is foolish talk, arkady. can't get blood from a stone nor masonry.
There was article not so long ago, probably in NYTimes, on ivy good vs. ivy bad on bldgs. inconclusive.
ah, here it is:
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/26/realestate/greenwich-village-streetscapes-ivy-reviled-admired-and-lately-imitated.html
#47
June 13, 2012 10:04 AM - Partridge
The What. Can you tell me why you have reopened The Beach? Are you doing it so that Rob has somewhere to go? Are you seeing it as a new home for all of us if Scott needs to pull back from LIB? Are you hoping that other former B'stone posters other than this group of PLUSA's will return to your site?

Will you be the only lifeguard on duty?
#48
June 13, 2012 10:05 AM - petebklyn
neighbor who abuts my yard in back put up a bldg(garage/studio) right to prop line some years ago. I guess there was a structure years before so grandfathered in and allowed to do it. So I put in ivy that grew up his bldg....once a year he pulls down the vines that reach near his roof. but at least I look at ivy covered wall instead of white cement block box.
Edited at June 13, 2012 10:05 AM
#49
June 13, 2012 10:06 AM - CGar
Patty Duke's house in Brooklyn Heights was really authentic, what with its sweeping suburban front lawn and all.
#50
June 13, 2012 10:12 AM - dibs
Didn't Doris Duke live on cat food in her declining years???? I think US Trust was partly blamed for that!!!!!!
#51
June 13, 2012 10:12 AM - Slope4Eva
Per redisovering Brooklyn... I've never heard "on" Brooklyn Heights (2nd point below).

The Patty Duke Show and Moonstruck both were set on Brooklyn Heights.

Inhabitants say “on Brooklyn Heights” not “in Brooklyn Heights.” I understand that, living ON Long Island.

#52
June 13, 2012 10:18 AM - Arkady
pete - That article was really stupid. I wrote to Cunningham at the time asking him to rescind it. I've spent a fortune on pointing, new parapets, etc. at ex-bf's building because of damned ivy. It may be a matter of how well sealed the masonry is but in an old building there are little crevices that ivy tendrils get into & pull out the mortar. I have spent hours trying to pull it down & nowadays just hit it w/ Round-Up. One neighbor had the nerve to report the bricks as constituting a hazardous condition - it was his ivy that had caused it. All but one have now stopped ivy from growing since I sent registered letters holding them responsible.
#53
June 13, 2012 10:20 AM - Slopefarm
Pete, my second place was on Prospect Place, 1986-88. My parents thought the area was a bit dicey but they were happy I was there instead of the storefront.
#54
June 13, 2012 10:22 AM - Not_Logged_In
Return of You Know Who: "The What. Can you tell me why you have reopened The Beach? "

Because of this statement from Scott.

"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."

I was thinking about it and said "what the hell" and installed it.

"Are you doing it so that Rob has somewhere to go? "

No, this place is boring and I missed the good old days on The Beach. This time I understand the internal controls and will moderate the posts better.

"Are you hoping that other former B'stone posters other than this group of PLUSA's will return to your site?"

I doubt it, some people can't stand The Beach I'm OK with that. The server is paid for and the site is up!
Come over and see for yourself.

"Will you be the only lifeguard on duty?"

I'm called "Supreme Dictator For Life" or SDFL for short. I hold the key to the Nukes and can have other people Moderate the site.
I have a 'ignore' feature and Karma for rating people and if the karma goes over a certain limit, the site will lock them out.

I can have certain people for certain groups. If you don't want *Rob* posting in a location, I can't make that area 'off limits' to him or whoever.

The What
Someday this war is gonna end...
Edited at June 13, 2012 10:22 AM
#55
June 13, 2012 10:22 AM - bxgrl
arkady- I emailed you a suggestion about getting the data off your hard drive. I will also send you a tech guy's name but if you can run the software yourself, you might be able o retrieve the data without laying out big bucks. Some hard drive manufacturers will do it for you for a bit less than a geek will. Email me and tell me if your hard drive is fried, physically, (can't boot up at all or spin) or if the disc surface is damaged but it can still spin.
#56
June 13, 2012 10:23 AM - Arkady
Oh, & the ivy also grew between panes & sashes of fairly new Andersen windows - had to replace 6 of them.
#57
June 13, 2012 10:24 AM - Arkady
bxgrl - I'm not sure what is dead. I got several blue screens w/ various messages. I do know that last time it happened HP was able to retrieve all my data.
#58
June 13, 2012 10:25 AM - bxgrl
I never heard anyone say "on" Brooklyn Heights either- and I lived there for nearly 20 years.
#59
June 13, 2012 10:26 AM - dibs
There are a lot of panes and sashes on this site.
#60
June 13, 2012 10:29 AM - Slope4Eva
Re: Rediscovering Bklyn, writer
About Christina
Poet, blogger, teacher; Loves moonbeams, puppies, and sarcasm

lol, I guess that says it all.
#61
June 13, 2012 10:29 AM - bxgrl
BSOD? When you get a chance. can you write down one of them and find out the manufacturer for me? Should be somewhere in your documentation. As long as your not getting any grinding noises or banging, the problem might be somewhere else- like the motherboard. I'll email you more later- if we can get the HDD out, I have a docker that i can plug into another computer with your HDD and see if we can get the data that way. If not, you could conceivably be looking at $1000+ to get the data off.
Edited at June 13, 2012 10:29 AM
#62
June 13, 2012 10:31 AM - gay smurf hoodlum
oh, what! i was meaning to ask you a question... about your name. a while back someone in my building left out a bunch of college textbooks. one is a giant volume of critical essays about white identity. I thought it was weird, but the essays are interesting and written by all kinds of people with various perspectives about what whiteness means across various topics blah blah blah. anyway, there are two back to back essays one is called "What it means to be White" and the next is "What it means to be What". Did you get your name by chance, from the author of that scholarly essay?

*rob*

Edited at June 13, 2012 10:31 AM
#63
June 13, 2012 10:31 AM - CGar
"Raining again here in Manhattan"

You owe me an umbrella, dave.
#64
June 13, 2012 10:33 AM - dibs
It's not. I thought it was because I thought I heard it against the window behind me but must have been something else.
#65
June 13, 2012 10:33 AM - dibs
Why do i owe you an umbrella? Did you leave one at my house????
#66
June 13, 2012 10:34 AM - dibs
LOL...they are cleaning the windows. Haven't gotten to my floor yet so not sure if they are hot.
Edited at June 13, 2012 10:34 AM
#67
June 13, 2012 10:35 AM - Not_Logged_In
Return of You Know Who: "What it means to be What"

No Rob...

The What
Someday this war is gonna end...
#68
June 13, 2012 10:39 AM - Partridge
Thanks for the explanation, What. Some of the site features sound very interesting. I'll will not name names, but will say that one of posters that I have met, stated that "What's, The Beach, was very well done!"
#69
June 13, 2012 10:40 AM - CGar
"Why do i owe you an umbrella?"

Because you got me drunk on Sunday and I left it at Jolie Canteen.
#70
June 13, 2012 10:43 AM - CGar
"Scott is gonna blow this place up (yep it's coming), on the other hand I'll leave the Beach up"

This is laughable. You've blown up the beach repeatedly.

As for everyone being welcome, I seem to recall that several people proposed me for membership back in the day, but you blocked me after my ex-friend beoch blackballed me.
Edited at June 13, 2012 10:43 AM
#71
June 13, 2012 10:43 AM - Partridge
I thought I got you drunk on Saturday. No umbrella left at store.
#72
June 13, 2012 10:45 AM - CGar
"I thought I got you drunk on Saturday."

WhatEVER. Come to think of it, YOU started getting me drunk, so you owe dave for 50% of my new umbrella.
Edited at June 13, 2012 10:45 AM
#73
June 13, 2012 10:46 AM - dibs
I can't be asked to look after other people's umbrellas.
Edited at June 13, 2012 10:46 AM
#74
June 13, 2012 10:47 AM - bxgrl
There seems to be an awful lot of people getting CGar drunk lately. I hope none of you are trying to take advantage of him!
#75
June 13, 2012 10:48 AM - kazootite
The What, re the movie,"Apocalypse Now". I am wondering about your use of quotes from the movie. Would you consider that movie, for instance, a metaphor for life? Please forgive me if I am behind (nh) and everyone else knows this. I read some quotes from the movie and noticed the ones about the *beach*, such as:

"If I say its safe to surf this beach, Captain, then its safe to surf this beach!"
"I mean, I'm not afraid to surf this place, I'll surf this whole fucking place!"
"Lance on the forward 50's was a famous surfer from the beaches south of L.A."
"What the hell do you know about surfing, Major? You're from goddamned New Jersey."
"You either surf or you fight."
(Lt. Col. Bill Kilgore)

#76
June 13, 2012 10:49 AM - CGar
Do you not recall drunk emailing me last week, bxgrl???
Edited at June 13, 2012 10:48 AM
#77
June 13, 2012 10:50 AM - bxgrl
Of course not Cgar- I was drunk. Besides, only I am allowed to take advantage of you. :)
Edited at June 13, 2012 10:50 AM
#78
June 13, 2012 10:51 AM - ilovestoops
Arkady: you can buy a hard disk enclosure and see if you can read your disk on another computer - operating system doesn't matter, it will just be treated like any other disk. If it's a laptop, I have an enclosure that will probably work if you want to try it.

Bxgrl: would love it get the name and contact of the tech guy you recommend (if for PC) as the one I knew is no longer consulting.
#79
June 13, 2012 10:54 AM - Not_Logged_In
Return of You Know Who: "This is laughable. You've blown up the beach repeatedly."
My site, time and money!

"As for everyone being welcome, I seem to recall that several people proposed me for membership back in the day, but you blocked me after my ex-friend beoch blackballed me."

If I remember correctly you did something really retarded CGAR and Beoch didn't want any parts of you.
That was my call and I told you that. That's why you act hostile to me, LMMFAO!
Well the invitation is open..

The What
Someday this war is gonna end...
#80
June 13, 2012 11:10 AM - DeadCatBounce
Hey What, why the BeeGees?
#81
June 13, 2012 11:11 AM - bxgrl
Stoops - i have an enclosure that lets you switch out hdd's so if arkady wants, I can try that. I'll email you the techie's name. He's here in Brooklyn.
Edited at June 13, 2012 11:22 AM
#82
June 13, 2012 11:19 AM - bxgrl
ooooooop! Stoops! I meant to address that to you, stoops!
Edited at June 13, 2012 11:19 AM
#83
June 13, 2012 11:23 AM - CGar
Your edit finger broken, bxgrl???
#84
June 13, 2012 11:24 AM - bxgrl
more like my brain, CGar.
Edited at June 13, 2012 11:24 AM
#85
June 13, 2012 11:25 AM - ilovestoops
Bxgrl: I assume you meant "stoops" and thanks for the techie info.

Arkady: years ago after having problems with a back up hard disk, I started using the cloud for backup. I recommend Carbonite which backs up all files and they are easy to retrieve. I used Mozy at first, which was highly recommended, and they didn't back up files from some business software I use with a file extension they didn't recognize, and they didn't back up Word Perfect files. Those files are the most important! I couldn't believe Mozy backed up all other file types in the designated folders but not those 2. Anyway, whatever backup solution you decide to use, check to make sure it's backing up all your files. And I definitely do NOT recommend Mozy.
#86
June 13, 2012 11:26 AM - Deleted
I've always assumed the what named himself after the notorious big song "the what" featuring method man
#87
June 13, 2012 11:31 AM - Arkady
Since this is the 5th time the thing has died, I've lost data for ever already. But I hadn't even finished repopulating the 'fixed' unit this time. I'm not sure what I've got stored where in the cloud & on thumbdrives, etc. (And my mind is somewhat under a cloud w/ my illness.) Just figured it would be easiest to download the whole thing. I'm pretty sure it's the mother board that failed. It's a desk-top.
But thanks to all for input!
Edited at June 13, 2012 11:31 AM
#88
June 13, 2012 11:34 AM - dibs
"I've always assumed the what named himself after the notorious big song "the what" featuring method man"

All Greek to me
#89
June 13, 2012 11:36 AM - bxgrl
Stoops- I had just emailed arkady about carbonite. I love them. And they give you unlimited storage space. Saved data for a couple of friends too.

Arkady- if we can get the hdd out and into the docker I have, I can probably salvage some, if not most of your data. We'll talk.

Anyone heard from snappy this morning? I wonder how she's feeling?
Edited at June 13, 2012 11:36 AM
#90
June 13, 2012 11:37 AM - Slopefarm
DH -- either that or "What Is the What" by Eggers. When I read that book, I thought the description of what was called "the what" in that book quite in line with how The What was presenting himself at the time he first started posting over there as The What -- i.e., the harbringer of something so scary, powerful and unmentionable (end of the world, perhaps) that no one wants to think about let alone deal with.
Edited at June 13, 2012 11:37 AM
#91
June 13, 2012 11:37 AM - Deleted
Yeah snappy, where you at? How u feelin?
#92
June 13, 2012 11:38 AM - Deleted
Interesting slope farm. That actually sounds more likely!
#93
June 13, 2012 11:40 AM - bxgrl
Last I heard, she was excited over her iv being pink. Strange priorities, that woman ;-)
#94
June 13, 2012 11:43 AM - Partridge
She posted last night and this morning on yesterday's thread.
#95
June 13, 2012 11:48 AM - CGar
Anyone here read The Stand by Stephen King?

I've always imagined the What as . . . "Randall Flagg, also known as "the Dark Man" or "the Walkin’ Dude", is the main antagonist of the novel—more (or less) than a man, he is the embodiment of evil, an antichrist-like being whose goal is destruction and death. In the novel, he is presented as diametrically opposed to Mother Abagail’s personification of good."
Edited at June 13, 2012 11:56 AM
#96
June 13, 2012 11:48 AM - bxgrl
So she did, partridge. Thanks.
#97
June 13, 2012 11:50 AM - kazootite
I haven't seen "girls" either. If they are in their 20's would not that preclude having cankles? I thought cankles came with a little bit of age and don't ask me how I know this.
Edited at June 13, 2012 11:50 AM
#98
June 13, 2012 11:50 AM - bxgrl
I read it. I also watched Hearts in Atlantis again. Beautiful movie. I love King's writing more when he isn't doing horror. He really has a wonderful, evocative style. Although I have never forgiven him for the ending of the Tommyknockers.
Edited at June 13, 2012 11:50 AM
#99
June 13, 2012 12:01 PM - CGar
bxgrl, I agree with you about his writing style and find that the horror elements are the least important aspect of most of his works. I agree with you about the ending of The Tommyknockers and also of It. I find that he writes these amazing books, but then sometimes doesn't know how to end them, so the endings are sometimes anticlimactic.
June 13, 2012 12:07 PM - MontroseMorris
The end of "IT" was a letdown, too. The rest of the book was really scary, but really well written, too. "The Stand" remains my favorite SK novel. He's very good at creating characters who are real people, the good and bad alike. Not every book of his is great, though. He's come up with a couple of real bombs. Most of the adaptations into movies or television mini-series have been pretty good, but it's there that you can really see how weak some of his endings are.
June 13, 2012 12:14 PM - CGar
Pamela, I knew there was a reason I liked you. I mentioned that about the ending of It in my 12:01 post and I agree. It was scary, and it was the first Stephen King book I read; a friend gave it to me in law school as a diversion from reading case books. Then I devoured all of his books - picked up hard covers at The Strand for $2 and $3. His bombs, IMO, include Cujo and Christine - I read them and thought, hmmmm, guess he had a balloon payment due and had to crank out a book.

BTW, you do know that yours and Sue Ellen's revival starts tonight???
June 13, 2012 12:16 PM - Deleted
Agree about Christine. Zzzzzzzzz
June 13, 2012 12:26 PM - kazootite
Hello, The What, I must tell you that I don't know how to surf. People, especially NY'ers think all people from calif know how to surf, but we don't.
Edited at June 13, 2012 12:26 PM
June 13, 2012 12:36 PM - CGar
DH, I thought the movie version of Christine was equally bad. A possessed car? Really?
Edited at June 13, 2012 12:36 PM
June 13, 2012 12:37 PM - petebklyn
so kazoo, you are 'from' calif. and living there again after a stint in NY or you're from here but live out there now?
June 13, 2012 12:37 PM - petebklyn
almost time to go move the car.
Edited at June 13, 2012 12:37 PM
June 13, 2012 12:38 PM - MontroseMorris
Cujo was pretty bad, but gotta give him credit for creating a character that is now a household name for every evil dog ever. We should all have that kind of staying power.
June 13, 2012 12:38 PM - petebklyn
arkady is such an ivy hater. take that all you ivy leaguers.
June 13, 2012 12:41 PM - Deleted
Yeah cgar. It just didn't do anything for me.

I really liked the langoliers. Which was in one of those short story books he put out if I'm recalling correctly. Movie was good too. Creepy and funny low budget.
Edited at June 13, 2012 12:41 PM
June 13, 2012 12:44 PM - MontroseMorris
CGar, I never watched Dallas. I just wasn't interested. Still not interested. Texas, even fictional Texas, has no appeal to me whatsoever.

I saw some trailers for the new Dallas on TNT. Larry Hagman looks amazing considering he was at death's door not too long ago. He must have been at the downstairs elevator, because he's perfected the evil devilish grin.

I'm not going to watch it, though.
Edited at June 13, 2012 12:44 PM
June 13, 2012 12:46 PM - MontroseMorris
Ohhhh DH, I thought the Langoliers movie was the worst! But it might have been because of Bronson Pinchot, more than anything else.
June 13, 2012 12:48 PM - DeLepp
c-gar, you should know that cars can be possessed, especially in the heights.
June 13, 2012 12:49 PM - bxgrl
JR is pissed I divorced him for you. On the other hand, Bobby kicked Pam to the curb for flirting with you.

Agree- Christine was a snoozefest but you have to admit, Cujo has been the source of much hilarity. I named one of my long deceased gerbils, Cujo. It didn't save him from Moose.
June 13, 2012 12:49 PM - MontroseMorris
As far as Stephen King's tv movies, I think the Stand was quite good and so was Salem's Lot. That one was extremely scary at the time, before vampires were everywhere. The casting in IT was really good, everyone was perfect, but weak ending was disappointing.
June 13, 2012 12:50 PM - CGar
DH, I agree about the Langoliers. Thought that was a really well made movie. And, yes, it was a novella in one of his collections. He did a good job with the ending, I thought.

MM, I will agree with you about Bronson Pinchot - his character was awful, but just shows he's a good actor.
June 13, 2012 12:52 PM - CGar
"c-gar, you should know that cars can be possessed, especially in the heights."

LMFAO, DeLepp. Truer words were never spoken.
June 13, 2012 12:53 PM - CGar
The Stand, surprisingly, was well converted to a mini series. I worked on Broadway & 47th at the time they were filming it there.

It was also well cast and pretty well done, but, they didn't fix the ending in the movie version either. And you wonder why clowns scare the bejesus out of me????
Edited at June 13, 2012 12:53 PM
June 13, 2012 12:55 PM - CGar
I loved the movie versions of Delores Claiborne and Misery, too.

I'm reading 11/22/63 now.
Edited at June 13, 2012 12:55 PM
June 13, 2012 12:56 PM - gay smurf hoodlum
quote:
I haven't seen "girls" either. If they are in their 20's would not that preclude having cankles? I thought cankles came with a little bit of age and don't ask me how I know this.

uh, no. cankles are a genetic white woman thing that can affect them at any age. other people can get cankles (i have one due to a sprain, it's sorta one, sorta not)..

*rob*

June 13, 2012 12:57 PM - CGar
I'm also forgetting Stand by Me (based on his novella, The Body), The Green Mile and, of course, The Shining!
June 13, 2012 12:58 PM - MontroseMorris
CGar, I never liked clowns that much either, and after reading IT, forget it. He managed to package that fear or dislike of clowns into a perfect package. Tim Curry scared the hell of of people. The IT clown probably is one of his his scariest characters.
June 13, 2012 12:59 PM - CGar
"CGar, I never liked clowns that much either, and after reading IT, forget it."

Kindly tell that to the proper British lady in Park Slope.
June 13, 2012 12:59 PM - MontroseMorris
Yep, all good. I think SK's mortgages are all paid up now.
June 13, 2012 1:01 PM - MontroseMorris
Stand by Me was a great movie. The casting of the kids was superb, the acting very good, and it remains one of his best, IMHO.
Edited at June 13, 2012 1:01 PM
June 13, 2012 1:01 PM - kazootite
"cankles are a genetic white woman thing that can affect them at any age."
You are a "kook", rob.
j/k
June 13, 2012 1:02 PM - CGar
MM, btw, I was never a big Dallas fan either. As those shows went, in college, we all watched Dynasty and Falcon Crest instead. It's only that bxgrl is so like Sue Ellen Ewing in her spending habits. And, I must say, Linda Gray aged well - can't tell if she had plastic surgery or not.
Edited at June 13, 2012 1:02 PM
June 13, 2012 1:03 PM - kazootite
yes, pete, ca to bk, to ca, to bk.


June 13, 2012 1:05 PM - MontroseMorris
I'm ashamed to say I watched Dynasty alot. It was such trashy fun.

Back when I had my store, one of my clients was married to the guy who played "Dex". I met him several times at their apartment. This was after Dynasty was off the air, and he was on one of the soap operas.
June 13, 2012 1:08 PM - kazootite
Pete, I think you wrote here that when upstate you are in the New Paltz, Saugerties, Woodstock area. It has been a long time since I was "up there". You probably know many peeps up there if from there.




June 13, 2012 1:08 PM - kazootite
I think The What has gone to the Beach.
June 13, 2012 1:10 PM - CGar
"I'm ashamed to say I watched Dynasty alot. It was such trashy fun."

Well, you are very Dominique Deveraux . . .
Edited at June 13, 2012 1:10 PM
June 13, 2012 1:12 PM - kazootite
My bk friend will be here today. Yay!
June 13, 2012 1:13 PM - MontroseMorris
Yeah, loved her. It was such fun for a black character to be allowed to be filthy rich, and just as much of a bitch as the rest of them. She also looked so much better in the clothes. Linda Evans always looked like she had to be told how to wear everything. Dianne Carroll just worked it. I'm sure it was all a drag queen's heaven.
Edited at June 13, 2012 1:13 PM
June 13, 2012 1:14 PM - petebklyn
I went to college in NewPaltz and we 'weekend' near Saugerties. Know area well but originally from Utica in central NYS.
June 13, 2012 1:15 PM - MontroseMorris
Well, gotta run and do some work. Later!
Edited at June 13, 2012 1:15 PM
June 13, 2012 1:19 PM - petebklyn
Diahann Carroll will always be Julia to me.
June 13, 2012 1:20 PM - Arkady
Snappy didn't sleep well & is utterly exhausted & trying to sleep today.
I don't like SK novels. (And, needless to say, haven't seen any of the films or t.v. adaptations.)
Edited at June 13, 2012 1:20 PM
June 13, 2012 1:21 PM - CGar
Am I missing something? COTD at 368 State Street in Boerum Hill seems like a steal. $345k for a 1 bedroom with $535 maintenance. Yes, it needs renovation, but at that ask? What's wrong with this picture? Does it require a price cut for proximity to Pete???
June 13, 2012 1:21 PM - bxgrl
The shoulder pads! Linda Crystal looked like she had the infamous Carol Burnett curtain rod in all her clothes.
June 13, 2012 1:22 PM - CGar
In case you missed them, Puma, my 12:53 and 12:59 posts were for you.
June 13, 2012 1:23 PM - petebklyn
State st. not close. Your new place will be much closer to me than 368 State. How much of discount did you get?
June 13, 2012 1:24 PM - bxgrl
arkady- keep us posted.
June 13, 2012 1:28 PM - Arkady
I had twigged that, CG.
June 13, 2012 1:29 PM - Arkady
Oh. And a neighbor of mine has a tech guy from her office who will 'do' whatever it is I need. Thanks again for all the advice & I'll do carbonite the minute I get the new unit.
Edited at June 13, 2012 1:29 PM
June 13, 2012 1:30 PM - bxgrl
Well if CGar gets a discount for living to close to you here in Bklyn, why can't I get one for moving up to Troy near you? "Near you" in upstate terms.
June 13, 2012 1:32 PM - Partridge
CGar. It is a good price, but it looks tiny. The 2 largest rooms of this 3 room apt add up to 276 sqft. So, add the kitchen, bath, entry and you are up to 500 sqft at max. Ground floor front another deterrent.
June 13, 2012 1:33 PM - dibs
Dynasty taught people ( my ex-PR bf, for one) a whole new level of bitchiness that hasnt been seen since the 40s with the likes of Joan Crawford
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June 13, 2012 1:39 PM - MontroseMorris
Julia was a milestone. People today don't realize how important it was to black folks to see themselves on tv. Most especially in a positive light. When I was a kid, we used to watch I Spy and Julia, and later Mission Impossible just to see the black actors in roles where they weren't maids or servants or fools. Jet Magazine, which came out weekly, used to have a column that listed when black actors were scheduled to be on tv. The list never took more than half a page. Even today, we're everywhere as supporting characters on tv, but a black lead in a drama is still newsworthy.

Commercials have at least one of us in groups, maybe a couple, hardly ever more, and at long last advertisers have discovered that there are Asians, East Indians and Hispanics in America, as well. We've come a long way, but we have a long way to go.

Ok, now I really am gone.
Edited at June 13, 2012 1:39 PM
June 13, 2012 1:40 PM - petebklyn
the walkup tenement coops - where you get 1/2 floor - skinny apt front to back are in low 400ks. with about same maint.
so if these rooms are decent size does seem good price. but yes, 1st floor where window really is right on sidewalk will be big deterrent for some -especially if that is the bedroom.
Edited at June 13, 2012 1:40 PM
June 13, 2012 1:41 PM - petebklyn
MM, you said you had work to do. I saw snaps on that other site today.
June 13, 2012 1:51 PM - petebklyn
where's dibs? on the other site I said Mansion House seemed like a nursing home on inside. Waiting for Minard to respond to that (he might live there). Also -- at Y this morning this very handsome young asian guy going to pool in little speedos with a swim body right out of sports illustrated.
June 13, 2012 1:55 PM - dibs
That got my attention.
June 13, 2012 1:56 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
Afternoon, loserinos. I'm catchin up on some sleep today...feeling super wiped out. Breathing is significantly better, but I'm still wracked with horrible hacking and the fully body aches it causes. Argh. I hope you are all discussing chipping in to send me a hot, topless masseuse :-)
June 13, 2012 1:58 PM - petebklyn
quite a physique. tiny waist...V shaped....perfect pecs. great smile.
June 13, 2012 1:59 PM - dibs
Gay, I assume. next time get a number
June 13, 2012 2:00 PM - Legion
Hello friendly people of the OT!
June 13, 2012 2:00 PM - petebklyn
careful, snaps. look what happening to Vinnie Barbarino because of the masseuses. Now a former pilot of his is gonna write a tell-all
Edited at June 13, 2012 2:00 PM
June 13, 2012 2:00 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
Tiny waist? V shaped? Now Pete, you know that's not how I like my women. And surely you can't possibly be trying to find another man for Dave? Me!. Focus on getting me a chubby topless masseuse, please!
June 13, 2012 2:01 PM - Legion
Hey The What,
Thanks for opening the Beach again.
I'll have to log in from another computer later.
June 13, 2012 2:01 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
I'm not famous...no one will write a book about me and my exploits (or lack thereof).
June 13, 2012 2:02 PM - petebklyn
good afternoon, legion. bring some sunshine to this cloudy day.
June 13, 2012 2:03 PM - petebklyn
well, must be feeling bit better if your mind is thinking about such things anyway.
Edited at June 13, 2012 2:03 PM
June 13, 2012 2:04 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
Boobies make me feel better :-)
June 13, 2012 2:04 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
Ok...back to sleep. I'm still worn out. Later folks.
Edited at June 13, 2012 2:04 PM
June 13, 2012 2:04 PM - Legion
Fiat Lux petebklyn!
June 13, 2012 2:08 PM - bxgrl
If someone got you Serena for your masseuse, you would be famous :)
June 13, 2012 2:09 PM - bxgrl
Oh well, so you're looking for that on an OT filled with boobs?
June 13, 2012 2:09 PM - petebklyn
we did all notice that giffords aide won the special congressional election in ariz in a district with more reps than dems, right?
Edited at June 13, 2012 2:09 PM
June 13, 2012 2:13 PM - CGar
"I had twigged that, CG."

Allow me to consult my British-English dictionary. No wonder dave tells you you're pompous!!
Edited at June 13, 2012 2:13 PM
June 13, 2012 2:13 PM - bxgrl
Some of us did :)
Edited at June 13, 2012 2:13 PM
June 13, 2012 2:14 PM - Legion
...who wanted to know about Apocalypse Now?

Really fantastic movie by Francis Ford Coppola,
based on the Joseph Conrad novel; Heart of Darkness.
While exploring the insanity of war, the film is a visual masterpiece which delves into the innermost motivations of human beings and the definition of true power and terror.
From the beginning frames with Martin Sheen fighting his inner demons to the infamous helicopter scene to the tune of Wagner there is a palpable danger throughout. The climactic ending and revelations of Colonel Kurtz are not only unforgettable but echo with the sometimes horrifying revelation of truth.
June 13, 2012 2:15 PM - petebklyn
dibs, friend of mine thinking of selling SB which he has owned for almost 2 years. at loss of course. I told him didn't think smart idea...at current price I think is a buy not a sell.
Edited at June 13, 2012 2:15 PM
June 13, 2012 2:15 PM - CGar
"guy from her office who will 'do' whatever it is I need"

So will a Rentboy. Channeling dave now, are you???
June 13, 2012 2:16 PM - dibs
Sympathy vote. Probably deserved it. Not surprising at all
June 13, 2012 2:18 PM - dibs
I wouldn't sell it either. 9.8% yield. If anything I'd buy more.
June 13, 2012 2:19 PM - petebklyn
sympathy vote? republicans? no way.
June 13, 2012 2:22 PM - dibs
You don't find Republicans going around tearing down lost puppy/kitten posters
June 13, 2012 2:23 PM - Slope4Eva
Pete, the resort I go to every year with family is in Greenville, pretty close to Saugerties, I believe. I love it up there.
Edited at June 13, 2012 2:23 PM
June 13, 2012 2:25 PM - Slope4Eva
Legion, my brother, ex BF, etc. always went to Calicoon camping.
June 13, 2012 2:26 PM - Legion
I used to go camping upstate in Callicoon.
Great memories of those trips.
June 13, 2012 2:27 PM - Legion
..yeah,
it was nice there by the Delaware river slope4eva.
I wonder what's it's like today, so many years later.
June 13, 2012 2:27 PM - bxgrl
They caught this lobster up in Canada- 1 in every 2 million lobsters is blue.
Edited at June 13, 2012 2:27 PM
June 13, 2012 2:29 PM - Slope4Eva
Us girls were never included, Legion, so I have no idea what it was like then either.
Edited at June 13, 2012 2:29 PM
June 13, 2012 2:30 PM - Slope4Eva
Wow, Bxgrl, that is BLUE!! Beautiful.
June 13, 2012 2:33 PM - CGar
Hey, Legion! "Come here you furry little bastard." (nh)
Edited at June 13, 2012 2:33 PM
June 13, 2012 2:34 PM - Slope4Eva
Pete, we go to the Puttin Plus go-carts one night while we are up there. Three years ago we were at the go karts we usually go to and my nephew crashed gently into my daughter and their karts both went up in flames. Thank heavens, no one was hurt. But, we've never gone back.
June 13, 2012 2:38 PM - CGar
I remember the go kart story well, Eva!!
June 13, 2012 2:40 PM - bxgrl
eva- that's awful! Did they ever find out what happened? So glad no one was hurt!
Edited at June 13, 2012 2:40 PM
June 13, 2012 2:44 PM - Slope4Eva
My brother in law (fdny) checked out the karts, on one of them, the gas line came out. The scary thing was, the workers all ran and got dirty rags to put out the flames. We all screamed, Nooooooooooooooooooo. Needless to say, they weren't too bright. We know the owner and it was a resort related incident, so we didn't raise the issue. We just don't go there anymore.

CGar, I thought you may remember.
June 13, 2012 2:45 PM - bxgrl
I could not resist :)
Edited at June 13, 2012 2:45 PM
June 13, 2012 2:47 PM - bxgrl
a gas station attendant once left an oil filled rag in the engine of my boyfriend's car. We were deriving home when all of a sudden tons of black smoke poured out from the hood. Very scary.
June 13, 2012 2:48 PM - Slope4Eva
haha, Bxgrl. I got my dog from bide-a-wee for my 17th birthday. Um, I mean, it was a gift, really Mom, I didn't know I was getting a puppy from my b/f.
Edited at June 13, 2012 2:47 PM
June 13, 2012 2:48 PM - Slopefarm
LOL, bx.

All the markings of a Turkish Van cat, too. Excellent swimmer and very territorial.
June 13, 2012 2:48 PM - CGar
"my boyfriend's car"

Tramp.
June 13, 2012 2:48 PM - Legion
ha CGar,
I know you love those 80's comedies just as much as me!


That's scary slope4eva,
is Action Park still open in Jersey, by the way?
That place seemed full of unexpected dangers.
June 13, 2012 2:49 PM - bxgrl
I thought Turkish Vans were all white, slopey. Not sure why I thought that.
June 13, 2012 2:51 PM - Slopefarm
I think they can be, bx, but more common to have black or tabby markings on the ears, top of the head, back and tail. Snowy white everywhere else. Those tabby markings are actually a bit more extensive than typical for a Van.
Edited at June 13, 2012 2:51 PM
June 13, 2012 2:52 PM - Slope4Eva
No, Legion, I just did a quick google, closed in '96. I was never into the water parks much. Maybe they became popular when I was too old to care about that stuff.

We go to Zoom Flume, maybe every other year or so. That one I kinda like, but I won't do half the stuff the others will.
June 13, 2012 2:55 PM - bxgrl
They're very beautiful, slopey! My brother had a Turkish Angora when he was a child. Didn't they die out in the states? The legendary Skippy had 1 blue and 1 green eye and was deaf on the blue-eyed side.
June 13, 2012 2:55 PM - CGar
Is this what you two are plathering about??? Seems to come in red.

"the purpose of the Turkish van importé Will Like It will be built by Fiat Group TOFAS Turkish joint venture partners"
Edited at June 13, 2012 2:55 PM
June 13, 2012 2:58 PM - bxgrl
Is that thing litter trained, CGar? I dunno- looks kinda large. But I love red cats- I could make it work.
June 13, 2012 2:59 PM - bxgrl
Off to do more boxes.
June 13, 2012 3:03 PM - Arkady
My brother & I used to go fishing at Roscoe.
I love water parks!!! When I take kids to them we get a backwards scenario - kids saying can we leave now & adult saying, "Just one more ride!"
June 13, 2012 3:04 PM - Slopefarm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkish_Van

The purer Vans have minimal markings, but are not all white. I imagine most of the Van cats I know -- including ours -- are mixes including some domestic shorthair and I imagine the same is true for "benson" pictured above.
June 13, 2012 3:06 PM - Legion
"the purpose of the Turkish van importé Will Like It will be built by Fiat Group TOFAS Turkish joint venture partners"

Fiat!?
The German car makers will probably say: " Pfffttt.......ist Van Bull!"
Edited at June 13, 2012 3:06 PM
June 13, 2012 3:07 PM - Slope4Eva
You're brave, Arkady. I'll do the multi-person slides, tubes, etc. But I am NOT doing those steep hills, I'm afraid, lol.
June 13, 2012 3:07 PM - CGar
Where's rf??? Overindulge on her birthday, did she???
June 13, 2012 3:10 PM - CGar
Slopey has a cat from Turkey named benson???
Edited at June 13, 2012 3:10 PM
June 13, 2012 3:15 PM - Slopefarm
LOL, no, CGar. See bx @ 2:45.
June 13, 2012 3:16 PM - CGar
Legion, what rock have you been hiding under?
June 13, 2012 3:17 PM - dibs
I was just about to head over there, What. Been busy this afternoon.
June 13, 2012 3:17 PM - Not_Logged_In
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June 13, 2012 3:21 PM - Deleted
That's a rather handsome, intelligent-looking cat.

Report for today:

-annual physical
-overseeing reconstruction of MIL's dining room, after flooding damage;
-walked contractor through my parent's house. They want the place repainted, some tile floors and wallpapering replaced.
-studied for class this evening.
-will soon depart for class.

Who has time for a job with all of these activities!?
June 13, 2012 3:24 PM - Legion
"Legion, what rock have you been hiding under?"

I've been under the boulder titled "WORK". :o(
Edited at June 13, 2012 3:24 PM
June 13, 2012 3:28 PM - dibs
Benson, you've already got class.
June 13, 2012 3:28 PM - CGar
LOL, Legion, that's very funny. We'll have to do something to remedy that. As I posted a week or so ago, I'm working on planning a going away bash for Thelma & Louise.
June 13, 2012 3:31 PM - CGar
benson, what happened with your wife's aunt's house???
June 13, 2012 3:32 PM - Slopefarm
What kind of class are you taking, benson?
Edited at June 13, 2012 3:32 PM
June 13, 2012 3:37 PM - CGar
Regarding MM's BOTD >>>

Slopey, is Jacoby & Meyers ("It's about time") . . .

a. Still in business?
2. Jewish??
June 13, 2012 3:41 PM - dibs
Slopey, I think he's taking a course inproperty management
June 13, 2012 3:44 PM - dibs
Speaking of courses, I'm thinking about offering my services somehere, preferably at the college level, to teach some sort of elective or seminar on investing. I'm thinking something that covers all the basics: utual funds, intro to stock analysis, bonds, IRAs and ROTHs, etc. I don't need to get a salary for it.

Any idea on where I whould approach??? I need to put together a syllabus first.
June 13, 2012 3:46 PM - CGar
Teen shoots at gas tank, bullet ricochets, killing him . . .

http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/06/13/12202632-teen-shoots-gun-at-gas-tank-but-bullet-ricochets-and-kills-him?lite

Edited at June 13, 2012 3:46 PM
June 13, 2012 3:49 PM - dibs
Darwin Award Of The Day
June 13, 2012 3:53 PM - Slopefarm
Property management is an excellent fit.

CGar -- Jacoby is/was jewish I imagine. Meyers not so much. But J&M seems more like a franchise with a brand than a real firm.
June 13, 2012 3:57 PM - MontroseMorris
Dave, if you taught a class that explained the stock market in plain English, you'll be swamped. Far too many conversations, including here, assume that people speak the lingo and understand the abbreviations. We don't. I think many more people would invest if they didn't feel they were venturing into a foreign country where nothing was in English.
June 13, 2012 3:58 PM - Slopefarm
Anyone following news of the Sandusky trial? How about my law partners?

Two questions:

1. What kind of idiot defense attorney promises the jury during opening that his client will testify and tell the real story? He HAS to do it now. No flexibility.

2. I sure hope same idiot attorney objected to the notion of calling the witnesses "Victim number __". To me it would seem grounds for mistrial to have the court put its impriomatur in advance on the notion that accusing witnesses were, in fact, victims. They sure are credible on that point, but whether they were victims is a fact question for the jury. They should be called "witness number 1 (4, 7 etc.)" not victim.

Speaking of which, now that victim no. 10 has testified, we'd better hear from all of 1 through 9. Otherwise, jury is left with an impression that there were ten victims but with proof of less.
Edited at June 13, 2012 3:58 PM
June 13, 2012 4:03 PM - dibs
I had wondered about calling them "Victim #" as well, Slopey.
June 13, 2012 4:03 PM - CGar
dave, it's all a blur (and I didn't really think we drank that much, so my money is on partridge slipping something in our drinks), but I recall that you want to offer your services (somewhere other than SilverDaddies University that is), and will give some thought to it.
June 13, 2012 4:03 PM - Slope4Eva
My hero of the week is the Texas Sheriff's office that refused to arrest a father who found his daughter (4 ish) being molested, and, he beat the guy to death. Possibly grand jury, so its not case closed.
Edited at June 13, 2012 4:03 PM
June 13, 2012 4:04 PM - dibs
Yes, MM, all in plain English. I'm not sure stock analysis would even ventute so far as balance sheet and income statement analysis...besides, in an introductory course, that's probably going to far, depending upon whether or not all the attendees were acctg majors or not.
June 13, 2012 4:05 PM - CGar
"Meyers not so much."

I would have guessed the other way around. We have family friends named Meyers (the parking garage people), and they're JEWish.
June 13, 2012 4:15 PM - CGar
Eva, I know you're reluctant to meet any of us in person (and, since you already know me, who could possibly blame you???), but I promised partridge I'd try to get you to bxgrl and Montrose's bon voyage party.
Edited at June 13, 2012 4:15 PM
June 13, 2012 4:19 PM - Arkady
"going to far" - Dibs, I'll edit your syllabus for you.

June 13, 2012 4:24 PM - CGar
"I'll edit your syllabus for you."

Yeah, and then it will all be written in the Queen's English.
June 13, 2012 4:25 PM - Slope4Eva
CGar, if the date works, I'll do my best, I promise.
June 13, 2012 4:27 PM - Slopefarm
Yes, dibs, chances are Sandusky's scum of the earth, but he's still entitled to a fair trial. having the court identify the witnesses as "victim" would seem to undermine that.
June 13, 2012 4:38 PM - Slopefarm
Dibs, what about a high school elective? Brooklyn Tech? Murrow? Always room for another interesting senior elective. (I can't believe i'm suggesting putting dibs near minors.)
Edited at June 13, 2012 4:38 PM
June 13, 2012 4:39 PM - Arkady
Just don't recommend that he try teaching at Horace Mann.
June 13, 2012 4:44 PM - Slopefarm
Dibs has far better boundaries than the creepy faculty there.
Edited at June 13, 2012 4:44 PM
June 13, 2012 4:46 PM - dibs
I'm not sure if HS students can use the info, probably too early and might be a bit too advanced. Not sure
June 13, 2012 4:48 PM - Slopefarm
Would you be teaching it as life skill stuff -- how to invest, read basic accounting info, etc. or as a primer to interest students in business/finance/investment etc. as career path.
Edited at June 13, 2012 4:48 PM
June 13, 2012 4:53 PM - dibs
Primarily the first reason. But if it piques their interest in the latter, fine
June 13, 2012 4:55 PM - CGar
Well, dave was a little miffed about not being invited out with the Indonesian guy, though I explained he was an exchange student.
June 13, 2012 4:56 PM - dibs
Ever hear of exchanging blow jobs??????
June 13, 2012 4:59 PM - bxgrl
I think it's a great idea, dibs. What about at NYU or Columbia, perhaps continuing education or evening classes? Actually, I think it would be a great idea for high school kids to learn this stuff early on. Get them started early.
Edited at June 13, 2012 4:59 PM
June 13, 2012 5:02 PM - dibs
Wouldn't want to do an evening class.
June 13, 2012 5:03 PM - dibs
Isn't there some sort of business high school to the right as you come off the Brooklyn Bridge headed into Manhattan?????
June 13, 2012 5:03 PM - petebklyn
every meyer/meyers first or last name I ever met was jewish.

callicoon and roscoe are other way -- up rt 17 -sullivan county not at all same part of catskill area as hudson valley. zillion light years away.
I'm assuming greenville is up on 32 past catskill or up near tannerville. north/south lake.

I've only heard dibs recommend buying....never selling. stocks I mean.

Edited at June 13, 2012 5:03 PM
June 13, 2012 5:04 PM - bxgrl
I have to admit, Eva, I have a hard time feeling any sympathy for the pedophile. I'm not a proponent of people taking jsutice into their own hands but in this case I think the father was protecting his child and if he over-reacted (if you can call it that), under the circumstances I don't see how he should be prosecuted. What does concern me is that one of the FB pages run by an organization was crowing that this is the way justice should be done. That's really frightening.
June 13, 2012 5:06 PM - CGar
Yes, dave. The Murry Bergtraum High School for Business Careers. ("JEWish." --Burt Campbell, SOAP)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murry_Bergtraum_High_School
Edited at June 13, 2012 5:06 PM
June 13, 2012 5:07 PM - petebklyn
I didn't read anything about the case....but in instances like this you are always taking the guys version of the story as absolute truth....and obviously other person can not defend himself. Or anytime person is killed....the killer can claim whatever they want since no witness.
Edited at June 13, 2012 5:07 PM
June 13, 2012 5:08 PM - petebklyn
just did a little driving around of forest hills, regopk, kew gardens...just to get feeling if that area could be a possibility if commuting to northport from here got to be total drag. I was less than impressed.
Edited at June 13, 2012 5:08 PM
June 13, 2012 5:21 PM - bxgrl
That is true Pete. Certainly that happened in the Trayvon Martin case. We only have Zimmerman's version.
June 13, 2012 5:23 PM - rf
Murray Bergtraum High School
Ethnicity %: 2 W | 37 B | 49 H | 12 A
Not so many Jews!
Edited at June 13, 2012 5:23 PM
June 13, 2012 5:26 PM - dibs
Yeah, we need an affirmative action program in NYC for Jews.
Edited at June 13, 2012 5:26 PM
June 13, 2012 5:26 PM - CGar
"Not so many Jews!"

A. I posted to you at 3:07.

2. I wasn't talking about the students. I was talking about Murry Bergtraum.

Third, Happy Belated Birthday!
Edited at June 13, 2012 5:26 PM
June 13, 2012 5:31 PM - rf
Thanks, CGar!
June 13, 2012 5:32 PM - rf
And thanks to everyone who wished me a happy birthday yesterday!
Edited at June 13, 2012 5:32 PM
June 13, 2012 5:35 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
Hola loserinos! The sleeping efforts failed so instead I'm working on a puzzle at my kitchen table and rocking out to music. Just finished with Eric Burden & War's "Spill the Wine" which incidentally is my phone's ringtone, and now banging my head to Stone Temple Pilots. All this singing (if you can call it singing) and chair dancing will certainly allow me to snooze tonight :-)
June 13, 2012 5:37 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
Does cheap swill mix poorly with inhaled and oral steroids?
Edited at June 13, 2012 5:37 PM
June 13, 2012 5:43 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
"Right now, He's 'prolly slow dancing with a bleach blonde tramp and she's 'prolly getitin' frisky
Right now , he's 'prolly buyin' her some fruity lil drink cuz she can't shoot whisky..."

Love my country music! YEEEHAW! Think I'll play some Cowboy Troy next :-)
Edited at June 13, 2012 5:44 PM
June 13, 2012 5:47 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
Ok...no Country music fans in the house??? Booooo!
June 13, 2012 5:51 PM - bxgrl
Cheap swill? No. Expensive swill? Yes.
Edited at June 13, 2012 5:51 PM
June 13, 2012 5:51 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
But I like cheap swill better!
June 13, 2012 6:11 PM - dibs
Doing this crispy skin salmon tonight. I've done it before. it's pretty foolproof to get a real crispy skin...

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/claire-robinson/crispy-skin-salmon-recipe/index.html
June 13, 2012 6:11 PM - bxgrl
Oh no, snappy! I am so disappointed. I though you, of all people, would have better taste in wine than I do. :(
June 13, 2012 6:19 PM - Partridge
Yummy, Dave. You know we have a food forum now. Would you consider being the Food Forum Master? We would love to have you.
Edited at June 13, 2012 6:19 PM
June 13, 2012 6:21 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
Um, Dave...I'm invited to dinner, right??? I'll bring some swill. And my nebulizer so you don't have to call 911 for me.
June 13, 2012 6:21 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
Bxgirl, as many times as you've been to my house, you know I only do the cheap shit! LOL
June 13, 2012 6:22 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
I'm off my Country music bit. Now on to 50 Cent. Anyone remember when Ken Jennings on Jeopardy! answered 50 Cent and pronounced it correctly as "Fitty Cent"? That was HILARIOUS!
Edited at June 13, 2012 6:22 PM
June 13, 2012 6:24 PM - petebklyn
rf, happy belated.
and are you of all people claiming that asians, blacks, and hispanics can't be jewish too?

Edited at June 13, 2012 6:24 PM
June 13, 2012 6:26 PM - petebklyn
snappy sounds caught in a decade long ago.
June 13, 2012 6:26 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
Who said that? I'm Jewish. So was Sammy Davis Jr. :-)
Edited at June 13, 2012 6:26 PM
June 13, 2012 6:28 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
Pete, I've been stuck there a long time ago...Wait until I pull out he Maria Muldar..."Midnight at the Oasis....Put your camel to beeeeed!"
Edited at June 13, 2012 6:28 PM
June 13, 2012 6:28 PM - BoerumHillScott
I am seriously considering going on a dibs-like rant against Obama.
He is visiting the World Trade Center tomorrow, so PATH is shutting down the WTC and Exchange Place stations from 3pm to 6pm, right in the heart of commuting time.
June 13, 2012 6:28 PM - ilovestoops
amazing photo - surreal trees:
http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/photography/photo-of-the-day/girl-baobabs-madagascar/
June 13, 2012 6:34 PM - bxgrl
Wow, stoops- those are incredible.
June 13, 2012 6:35 PM - dibs
Ridiculous, Scott, absolutely ridiculous.
June 13, 2012 6:36 PM - harbinger
Huh. Seems like infantile f#cktard rob has momentarily stopped flapping his gums. Can't last long enough to suit me.... No doubt I will be disappointed again soon...
Edited at June 13, 2012 6:36 PM
June 13, 2012 6:37 PM - dibs
Who the fuck was that???????
Edited at June 13, 2012 6:37 PM
June 13, 2012 6:37 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
Harbinger, who are you?

Stoops...those trees are nutso!!! Never seen anything like it!

June 13, 2012 6:40 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
LOL...wouldn't it be hysterical if Harbinger were Mr. B!
Edited at June 13, 2012 6:40 PM
June 13, 2012 6:41 PM - dibs
Sounds more like What's stepsister.
Edited at June 13, 2012 6:41 PM
June 13, 2012 6:42 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
LOL!
Edited at June 13, 2012 6:42 PM
June 13, 2012 6:43 PM - ilovestoops
Scott: I hate it when presidents visit! It's unbelievable how they stop the city. And those endless motorcades!!! I'll be coming back from the West Village tomorrow while he's downtown. Hope it doesn't affect FDR drive.

Maybe it's an excuse for you to leave work early and work from home for the afternoon.
Edited at June 13, 2012 6:43 PM
June 13, 2012 6:44 PM - petebklyn
I know who it is but I'm not saying nuttin'.
June 13, 2012 6:45 PM - petebklyn
kwit kvetching and go back to moonface lands if don't let president visiting. you won't have to worry about it there.
Edited at June 13, 2012 6:45 PM
June 13, 2012 6:46 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
Pete, you can't tease like that and not tell! Who is it??? Can we have a clue?
June 13, 2012 6:47 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
Dave, hello???? I WANT SOME SALMON YA STINGY BASTARD!
Edited at June 13, 2012 6:47 PM
June 13, 2012 6:54 PM - dibs
I only bought enough for 2. :-P
Edited at June 13, 2012 6:54 PM
June 13, 2012 6:56 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
Stingy jackass! Just for that, you'll never get any of my famous mahi mahi filets. I make the BEST mahi mahi. So there!

Edited at June 13, 2012 6:56 PM
June 13, 2012 6:59 PM - dibs
Don't be such a black bass.
June 13, 2012 7:01 PM - dibs
I like tormenting you just for the halibut.
June 13, 2012 7:01 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
LOL! I'm too hopped up on steroids to come back with a decent pun! Wait...I hope your rod falls off! LOL

Edited at June 13, 2012 7:01 PM
June 13, 2012 7:08 PM - dibs
I see this punfest is just going to flounder.
June 13, 2012 7:09 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
Yup....like a guppy on dry land.
June 13, 2012 7:14 PM - Partridge
I've been herring that Harbinger is back. Pete knows him, but I'm convinced he's got no sole.
June 13, 2012 7:16 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
Partridge, I think by not telling us who it is, Pete is angling for a beating.
Edited at June 13, 2012 7:16 PM
June 13, 2012 7:18 PM - bxgrl
Won't tell us, eh? I thought something smelt bad about all this.
June 13, 2012 7:22 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
He should give up the info...this is a hard roe to hoe.
Edited at June 13, 2012 7:22 PM
June 13, 2012 7:23 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
We might have to hammer his head to get it out of him.
June 13, 2012 7:24 PM - CGar
"PATH is shutting down the WTC and Exchange Place stations from 3pm to 6pm, right in the heart of commuting time"

Scott, take the ferry from Exchange Place (in front of the Goldman Sachs building at 30 Hudson) to the World Financial Center (behind the other Goldman Sachs building) or to the Wall Street stop.
Edited at June 13, 2012 7:24 PM
June 13, 2012 7:29 PM - bxgrl
Personally, we have bigger fish to fry- like dave, for not sharing the salmon.
June 13, 2012 7:29 PM - dibs
Cod knows we need some new blood around here
Edited at June 13, 2012 7:29 PM
June 13, 2012 7:30 PM - dibs
I'll let you skate on that one, bxgrl.
Edited at June 13, 2012 7:30 PM
June 13, 2012 7:31 PM - dibs
OK....gotta tuna in to Wheel of Fortune now.
June 13, 2012 7:32 PM - CGar
68 comments total over there today, 37 of which are in the thread about that "Girls" person buying an apartment in Brooklyn Heights. Can't believe not a single comment on HOTD. Yes, yes, I know it's all about page clicks or whatever, but I find it hard to believe advertisers aren't troubled when they see virtually every thread with 0 comments or 1 comment. Except MM's of course.
Edited at June 13, 2012 7:33 PM
June 13, 2012 7:33 PM - dibs
Imagine his rants if he were down there and OWS was still there!!!!!!
June 13, 2012 7:34 PM - CGar
I guess OWS disappeared with a whimper, not a bang.
June 13, 2012 7:35 PM - dibs
Just a bunch of bottom feeders.
June 13, 2012 7:37 PM - dibs
Catfish?????
Edited at June 13, 2012 7:37 PM
June 13, 2012 7:37 PM - CGar
Henry Hill died. I think I'm in the minority, but I didn't love Goodfellas. Much prefer Godfather I & II in that genre.
June 13, 2012 7:38 PM - CGar
There's something fishy about that picture, dave.
June 13, 2012 7:41 PM - dibs
I do't sea what you mean
June 13, 2012 7:41 PM - petebklyn
whale, whale, I see someone fishing for a clue.
June 13, 2012 7:43 PM - CGar
Pete, I'm surprised you didn't like Forest Hills. I like both Forest Hills and Astoria. Besides, I thought a big selling point would be distance from me. :-/
June 13, 2012 7:48 PM - Slope4Eva
Country in the house, Snaps, I'm trying to catch up. Love that Carrie U song.
BxGrl, from what I read about the guy killing the pedo, it was a gathering at his house, and he caught the guy redhanded, I would imaging others in the house could verify the little girl's condition. How could a parent not react like that when seeing it happen.
June 13, 2012 8:00 PM - Slope4Eva
Where'd everyone go? Surfing prawn, no doubt.
June 13, 2012 8:01 PM - CGar
Fatoosh just delivered my dinner. Chicken and veggie kebabs. So, I'm eating. And entertaining Sam and Max.
Edited at June 13, 2012 8:01 PM
June 13, 2012 8:07 PM - Arkady
Sorry not to've joined the pun fest but I'm under the weather & feeling crabby.
June 13, 2012 8:12 PM - petebklyn
maybe you need a sturgeon to remove what eels you.
Edited at June 13, 2012 8:12 PM
June 13, 2012 8:12 PM - BoerumHillScott
My guess is that if they are shutting down the WTC path, the other streets around there will also be screwed up.
I think I will walk to the Grove Street PATH station in Jersey City, take it to West 9th Street, then hop on the D or B at West 4th.

I did use the water taxi system a few weeks ago to go from exchange place to Wall Street, then from Wall Street to Ikea.
June 13, 2012 8:13 PM - CGar
Patty Duke Show opening. At 0:57, you see her walking down the street in what is laughably supposed to be Brooklyn Heights - check out the suburban lawns and hedges on the right of the screen.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQTqKcojrVY
June 13, 2012 8:18 PM - CGar
I have to say Scott that I find it hard to believe that the White House can't schedule a trip for a time that would be less disruptive to tens of thousands of people or that PATH and law enforcement can't find a way to protect the President without shutting down those portions of the system. Moronic.
June 13, 2012 8:21 PM - harbinger
Just stepped out for a mo. I'm just a long time Bklyn resident, read on Bstoner for a while, became curious about the splinter group. Not really a pun fan, don't have much to say in general, although I must say that rob the i.f. makes some really egregious crap posts. What an infantile f&cktard. Of course, the hard core free market crowd should probably try and take its head out of its collective ass and just apologize. "Yeah, we took the money, yeah it was easy, maybe we shouldn't have done it, but tough shit, it wasn't illegal. Mostly. Sorry. By the way, we're pulling the ladder up after us."
June 13, 2012 8:25 PM - petebklyn
as a long time bklyn resident...did you know patty duke?
June 13, 2012 8:26 PM - Arkady
It's a really cute avatar, Harbinger.
Edited at June 13, 2012 8:26 PM
June 13, 2012 8:26 PM - Legion
I think harbinger is MM in disguise.
June 13, 2012 8:28 PM - petebklyn
PATH website say 'MAY' be closed 'any time' between 3 and 6. Not that it will be -- nor that if is closed will be for a specific length of time. So maybe not at all....maybe 15 minutes.... so don't all jump to conclusions and knee jerk reactions like you always do.
Edited at June 13, 2012 8:28 PM
June 13, 2012 8:31 PM - Deleted
Harbinger seems cool. Pull up a chair.
Edited at June 13, 2012 8:31 PM
June 13, 2012 8:32 PM - CGar
Legionnaire . . .
June 13, 2012 8:34 PM - CGar
For you, Legion, since you've been working too hard . . .
Edited at June 13, 2012 8:34 PM
June 13, 2012 8:38 PM - Legion
thanks CGar,
here's one for you:
Edited at June 13, 2012 8:38 PM
June 13, 2012 8:39 PM - CGar
Is that a Manhattan? If so, make one for DH. He tried to teach me how to make them, but I never mastered it.
Edited at June 13, 2012 8:39 PM
June 13, 2012 8:40 PM - Not_Logged_In
Return of You Know Who: "Just stepped out for a mo. I'm just a long time Bklyn resident, read on Bstoner for a while, became curious about the splinter group. "

I'm calling Bullshit!!!!
The Beach is up and a few I'm starting the 80's party.
frownstoner.com

The What
Someday this war is gonna end...
Edited at June 13, 2012 8:40 PM
June 13, 2012 8:53 PM - Deleted
I'm very picky with my sweet vermouth
June 13, 2012 8:56 PM - Legion
...the Beach is working good!

I've even changed my avatar to a Japanese Anime character.
Edited at June 13, 2012 8:56 PM
June 13, 2012 9:07 PM - BoerumHillScott
From the official PATH alerts website http://www.paalerts.com/recent_pathalerts.aspx:

On June 14 from 3pm - 6pm, PATH Train service into and out of the WTC & EXPL will be suspended due to President Obama's Visit. Plan alternate routes.


From the PA press release http://www.panynj.gov/press-room/press-item.cfm?headLine_id=1599

PATH service to and from the World Trade Center site is subject to suspension for an undetermined period of time roughly between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Thursday.


Typical government agency cannot get it's story straight.
Either way, it looks like the closure will be more than just a few minutes, with the press release going into alternate service patterns.

Just who had the knee jerk reaction?

Edited at June 13, 2012 9:09 PM
June 13, 2012 9:07 PM - bxgrl
No way, Legion- if MM has something to say, she comes right out and says it. Don't start trouble.
Edited at June 13, 2012 9:07 PM
June 13, 2012 9:10 PM - Legion
"No way, Legion- if MM has something to say, she comes right out and says it. Don't start trouble."

...ah ha!
so harbinger is actually bxgrl in disquise.
Should have known from the cat pic.
Edited at June 13, 2012 9:10 PM
June 13, 2012 9:13 PM - bxgrl
No- it's not me either. When have I ever not said exactly what's on my mind? So again- don't start trouble. And don't make accusations.
June 13, 2012 9:16 PM - CGar
bxgrl, dear, Legion was only kidding.

Scott, dear (nh), Pete was only kidding.
June 13, 2012 9:18 PM - Slope4Eva
How were the kabobs, CGar?
Edited at June 13, 2012 9:18 PM
June 13, 2012 9:18 PM - Legion
"bxgrl, dear, Legion was only kidding."

Thank you CGar.
You are a voice of reason once again. ;o)
Edited at June 13, 2012 9:18 PM
June 13, 2012 9:18 PM - bxgrl
Ha! Pete never kids. (j/k)
June 13, 2012 9:18 PM - Slope4Eva
What's up doc?
June 13, 2012 9:20 PM - CGar
"Ha! Pete never kids. (j/k)"

Re-write: Pete is never funny.
June 13, 2012 9:22 PM - CGar
Kabobs were delish, Eva, thanks. Then I needed summin sweet, so I got a package of Hostess Zingers (Iced Devil's Food Cake with Creamy Filling (nh)) at the deli.
June 13, 2012 9:22 PM - Slope4Eva
I couldn't stop laughing when Harbinger said he's long time brooklyn, and Pete asked him if he knew Patty Duke.
June 13, 2012 9:23 PM - Legion
hi slope4eva,

...continuing from our earlier conversation,
sorry you never got to go camping in Callicoon.
I once posted the story of my sister who flew through a glass door in her haste
to join me in my observation of a pile of dead muskrats in Ohio. :o(
Edited at June 13, 2012 9:23 PM
June 13, 2012 9:24 PM - Slope4Eva
Ouch, Legion, hope she wasn't hurt.
Sound yummy, CGar.
June 13, 2012 9:24 PM - bxgrl
Only someone in Legion's family could get that excited over dead muskrats. Must be a science thing :)
Edited at June 13, 2012 9:24 PM
June 13, 2012 9:25 PM - Deleted
No bodegas in cobble hill?
June 13, 2012 9:25 PM - CGar
"I once posted the story of my sister who flew through a glass door in her haste"

Legionnaire, I don't recall this post (or skipped it because it was too long :-/ ), but one of my best friends ran out of the house and into the back yard in high school. Only problem is he didn't realize the sliding glass door was closed, so he ran through it. Cut to ribbons.

Edited at June 13, 2012 9:25 PM
June 13, 2012 9:26 PM - Legion
CGar!
according to my records,
you still owe me some Hostess cupcakes.
June 13, 2012 9:27 PM - bxgrl
Ow! How many stitches?
Edited at June 13, 2012 9:27 PM
June 13, 2012 9:27 PM - CGar
DH, I had to cross to the Brooklyn Heights side of Atlantic and they ONLY have "delis" in the Heights. The bodega on the Cobble Hill side of Atlantic was already closed.
Edited at June 13, 2012 9:27 PM
June 13, 2012 9:27 PM - Legion
...yeah, CGar,
that's exactly what happened to my younger sister.
She flew down the stairs and through the glass door trying to catch up with me
and the dead muskrats when we were renting an apartment in Dayton, Ohio for my dad's job.
June 13, 2012 9:28 PM - Arkady
I prefer Suzie-Qs but would settle for either of the above right now.
June 13, 2012 9:29 PM - Arkady
No, I don't mean dead muskrats.
Edited at June 13, 2012 9:29 PM
June 13, 2012 9:29 PM - CGar
I DO owe you Hostess snacks of all manner, Legion. I will shower you with them at bxgrl and MM's party-to-be.

bxgrl, are you asking me or Legion about the stitches? If you're asking me, I don't know, but my friend is 48 now, and the scars on his legs and arms are all still very visible.
June 13, 2012 9:29 PM - Slope4Eva
TastyCake makes the best choc cupcakes.
Edited at June 13, 2012 9:29 PM
June 13, 2012 9:30 PM - Legion
...she had to get stitches on the back of her leg. :o(
June 13, 2012 9:30 PM - Arkady
No filling, Eva!
June 13, 2012 9:31 PM - Deleted
Funny bones rule.
June 13, 2012 9:31 PM - CGar
I usually buy what Legion posted, Puma (well, not the Wacky Package variety), but tonight the Zingers looked awfully good. I prefer the Hostess cakes to Suzy Qs, much as I hate to ever disagree with you.
Edited at June 13, 2012 9:31 PM
June 13, 2012 9:32 PM - Legion
This was no ordinary pile of dead muskrats.
This was a large pile of large dead muskrats.
Anyone would have raced down the stairs to gawk at these creatures.
June 13, 2012 9:32 PM - Slope4Eva
Nope, no filling in these.

Oh, CGar.................
June 13, 2012 9:32 PM - Deleted
Dang cgar. You had to cross into Brooklyn heights? The horror!!
Edited at June 13, 2012 9:32 PM
June 13, 2012 9:33 PM - CGar
Puma, I usually get what Legion posted (well, not the Wacky Package version), but tonight the Zingers looked awfully good. Much as I hate to disagree with you, I prefer Hostess to Suzy Qs.

DH, Funny Bones are awesome! Always my fave as a kid. If dave was here, I'd tell the story about my teddy bear who had Funny Bone rubbed into him.
Edited at June 13, 2012 9:33 PM
June 13, 2012 9:34 PM - bxgrl
Actually both of you. Crashing through glass doors must have been pretty common- enough so they made an issue of making sure something was on the glass. I've heard of dogs doing that too.
June 13, 2012 9:37 PM - CGar
Lmao, DH!

Eva, I LOVE the Sara Lee chocolate cakes. My mom used to buy those (and today would've been her 80th birthday).
June 13, 2012 9:39 PM - Slope4Eva
CGar, I'm glad I gave you a good memory of Mom.
June 13, 2012 9:40 PM - Arkady
Suzy Qs are made by Hostess.
June 13, 2012 9:42 PM - Slope4Eva
I was a devil dog, yankee doodle, yodel kid.
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June 13, 2012 9:42 PM - petebklyn
wow, only 80. my father's is 100 this summer. having a family get together - even tho he has been dead for 38 of them.
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June 13, 2012 9:43 PM - rf
When I was a kid, at our house at the bottom of the steps was the back door. Once my brother and I were playing the slide-down-the-steps-on-your-butt game and I lost my balance and went through the glass on the back door. I have a scar on my chin from that!
June 13, 2012 9:43 PM - CGar
They are? So Hostess makes the cupcakes, the zingers and the Suzy Qs? OK. Are Suzy Qs frosted? If not, I think that's why I usually get the cupcakes. Actually never saw the Zingers there until tonight.
June 13, 2012 9:44 PM - Legion
Yodels were always my favorites.
They used to come packaged in colored aluminum foil.
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June 13, 2012 9:44 PM - Slopefarm
Hey all,

Odd that "harbinger" shows up with that moniker the day I use that word (see 11:37 response to dh). How often is the word actually used in OT. I don't have a theory yet but something fishy about "harbinger"
June 13, 2012 9:44 PM - CGar
"the slide-down-the-steps-on-your-butt game"

Funny, rf, I forgot that game!
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June 13, 2012 9:45 PM - Arkady
No. SQs aren't frosted - it's why I prefer them. It all sticks to your fingers better so you get a little extra at the end.
June 13, 2012 9:45 PM - bxgrl
I loved the orange cupcakes. Although they seem to taste dangerously like foamcore now :(
June 13, 2012 9:46 PM - petebklyn
legion lived in ohio.....is he part moonface?
June 13, 2012 9:46 PM - Arkady
I was a Twinkie girl until about age 18 but still like them too.
June 13, 2012 9:46 PM - CGar
Thanks, Eva. Don't feel bad, but it actually made me a bit sad and really miss her for the first time today. I try not to think about my Mom too much because it's very painful for me that she's gone.
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June 13, 2012 9:47 PM - CGar
Slopey, check your txts.
June 13, 2012 9:48 PM - Arkady
Me too, CG. I hate when we go into the In Memoriam phase here.
June 13, 2012 9:49 PM - CGar
OMG, LEGION!!! Wow, did you just bring back a powerful memory. I completely forgot that Yodels were packaged in foil. So were Ring Dings.

Puma, I prefer the frosted to unfrosted snack cakes. That's why I prefer other snacks to Devil Dogs, which I always used to love.
June 13, 2012 9:49 PM - petebklyn
I am so happy I don't do texts. Would cost another $10 a month.
June 13, 2012 9:50 PM - Arkady
I don't do much of it but texting can be very helpful at times.
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June 13, 2012 9:50 PM - Legion
I only stayed in Ohio a few months total.
We rented an apartment there while my dad did training at NCR.

...I remember going to Bob's Big Boy all the time.
They served you a hamburger with a tiny plastic monkey on it.
Edited at June 13, 2012 9:50 PM
June 13, 2012 9:51 PM - CGar
"It all sticks to your fingers better so you get a little extra at the end."

I shudder to think what dave would make of this post.
Edited at June 13, 2012 9:51 PM
June 13, 2012 9:51 PM - Legion
Yes,
they were individually wrapped in colored foil.
Blue, Pink, Silver
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June 13, 2012 9:51 PM - petebklyn
yodels, ringdings, devildogs, funnybones were all junk. only hostess cupcakes any good. choc or orange. but their white snow things horrible -- coconut, yuck. drakes little crumb cakes pretty good tho. twinkies good.
June 13, 2012 9:52 PM - CGar
Pete, you're such a Luddite! Do you at least get your emails on your phone???
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June 13, 2012 9:52 PM - Slope4Eva
Sorry, CGar.
Edited at June 13, 2012 9:52 PM
June 13, 2012 9:53 PM - Arkady
I gotta be up & out at the creak of dawn so folding my tents.
Night all!
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June 13, 2012 9:53 PM - bxgrl
I'm with Pete- the only ones I liked were the chocolate frosted cupcakes. Hated yodels, devil dogs.
June 13, 2012 9:54 PM - CGar
"I don't do much of it but texting can be very helpful at times."

Even more helpful when you actually check your txts.
Edited at June 13, 2012 9:54 PM
June 13, 2012 9:54 PM - petebklyn
you gotta be kidding. you certainly haven't seen my phone.
Edited at June 13, 2012 9:54 PM
June 13, 2012 9:55 PM - petebklyn
isn't it crack of dawn? and is cgar sleeping in your tents now?
June 13, 2012 9:56 PM - CGar
Legion, it's so funny all the pop culture and similar references we have in common. I vividly remember loving Bob's Big Boy (nh) as a kid. We had a house in Vermont. I-91 wasn't finished. So we had to get off the highway for a stretch (beause a section was still under construction) and take a local road (I forget which Route number - jackal would know) and that's where we'd always stop and eat at Bob's.
June 13, 2012 9:57 PM - Not_Logged_In
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Edited at June 13, 2012 9:57 PM
June 13, 2012 9:58 PM - bxgrl
I missed a lot- never heard of Bob's :( Never ate at White Castle either. Or Chuck E. Cheese for that matter.
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June 13, 2012 10:00 PM - CGar
Eva, I said don't feel bad!!!!!!
June 13, 2012 10:00 PM - petebklyn
never ate white castle? imagine that.
June 13, 2012 10:01 PM - bxgrl
I know, Pete! I had a deprived childhood (and adulthood).
June 13, 2012 10:01 PM - CGar
I think the Snow Balls are gross (the green ones for St. Patrick's Day and the orange ones for Halloween are really gross). And I love coconut. But, I agree with Pedro about the little Drakes Coffee Cakes.

Eva, Vern would love this convo about snack cakes!!!!
Edited at June 13, 2012 10:01 PM
June 13, 2012 10:03 PM - bxgrl
Ugh- HATED snowballs. Hate coconut.
Edited at June 13, 2012 10:03 PM
June 13, 2012 10:05 PM - CGar
Your hatred of coconut, bxgrl, is why you and I sleep on separate wings of the manse.
Edited at June 13, 2012 10:05 PM
June 13, 2012 10:07 PM - bxgrl
Oh? And here I thought it was because my cats keeping trying to play with you.
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June 13, 2012 10:08 PM - Deleted
Sdfl. Do I need to reregister?
June 13, 2012 10:09 PM - Legion
Big Boy was never available in NYC so it was fascinating to me.
Like eating at Ponderosa, that was another one.
Edited at June 13, 2012 10:09 PM
June 13, 2012 10:09 PM - rf
Texting is essential to communicate with teens.
Edited at June 13, 2012 10:09 PM
June 13, 2012 10:10 PM - Partridge
Slopey, fyi this is Harbinger's second appearance. first one was a few weeks back. When you used the word this morning, I suspected you of being the double agent!!!!
June 13, 2012 10:10 PM - Deleted
Snowballs are ok if you just stumble upon one. Definitely not first choice tho.

Personally, I think entamenns Choco donuts are far superior to all snack cakes.
Edited at June 13, 2012 10:10 PM
June 13, 2012 10:10 PM - Not_Logged_In
Return of You Know Who: "Sdfl. Do I need to reregister?"

Roger that!

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Someday this war is gonna end...
Edited at June 13, 2012 10:10 PM
June 13, 2012 10:11 PM - bxgrl
Never been in a Ponderosa either. Lum's anyone?
Edited at June 13, 2012 10:11 PM
June 13, 2012 10:12 PM - Not_Logged_In
Return of You Know Who: BTW Cgar the cost is cleared. You have first position in any matter.
You can register and feel free to use it!

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June 13, 2012 10:12 PM - Slopefarm
Not me. partridge.
June 13, 2012 10:13 PM - bxgrl
Entemann's iced cake is the best.
June 13, 2012 10:14 PM - ilovestoops
Pete: I just texted for the first time on my trip and find it to be extremely convenient for some things. It's helpful when needing to contact folks in my home town as there is no voice cell service there but texting often works. Everyone in town has to have a landline.
Edited at June 13, 2012 10:14 PM
June 13, 2012 10:16 PM - Partridge
I dislike all of those packaged cake like things. All of them. Ebinger's cake were more common in my house growing up. and i wasn't wild about some of those as well.
June 13, 2012 10:17 PM - bxgrl
I love texting- so much easier for me than trying to hear on the phone.
June 13, 2012 10:49 PM - Partridge
where did everyone go?
June 13, 2012 10:51 PM - bxgrl
I tried out the thread killer app on my computer and it worked! :)
June 13, 2012 10:52 PM - Slope4Eva
Chocolate cake fix? My mother and I were just talking about Ebingers the other day. We lived just a few blocks away. Chocolate Blackout cake, yum.
June 13, 2012 10:57 PM - Deleted
Now I want cake.
June 13, 2012 10:58 PM - Slope4Eva
Me too!! I also love the Entenmann's donuts, DH, but NOT the chocolate cake ones, must be yellow cake.
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June 13, 2012 10:59 PM - bxgrl
I want a drink.
June 13, 2012 10:59 PM - Slope4Eva
I could go for some Bailey's, cold, no ice.
June 13, 2012 11:03 PM - Partridge
here's some wine bx. glunk, glunk, glunk. i have no bailey's, sorry.
Edited at June 13, 2012 11:03 PM
June 13, 2012 11:03 PM - bxgrl
Oh goodness- yes!
Edited at June 13, 2012 11:03 PM
June 13, 2012 11:03 PM - bxgrl
You drank it? :( Right in front of me? :((
Edited at June 13, 2012 11:03 PM
June 13, 2012 11:05 PM - Partridge
no!!!! I poured it into your glass, silly!!!!
June 13, 2012 11:05 PM - Slope4Eva
I don't drink wine usually. Only once in while. White/Dry.
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June 13, 2012 11:07 PM - Partridge
what can i get you eva. i'm out of bailey's. some Kahlua, perhaps?
June 13, 2012 11:08 PM - Slope4Eva
I wonder if it has anything to do with the fact that the first time I got drunk with friends (we were about 14), I drank two bottles of Boones Farm Apple wine? That may very well have scarred me for life.
June 13, 2012 11:09 PM - Slope4Eva
Kahlua and vodka? A black russian? Yes, please, and, thank you.
June 13, 2012 11:10 PM - bxgrl
On my 18th birthday my boyfriend took me out to a frat party where everyone made sure to buy me a drink. I don't remember the party at all but I remember the morning after. You never forget a day in hell.
June 13, 2012 11:12 PM - Slope4Eva
Worst feeling in the world. But, we survive to do it another day, lol.
June 13, 2012 11:15 PM - bxgrl
I know! I think the brain makes you forget how bad a hangover is in some weird way.
June 13, 2012 11:18 PM - Slope4Eva
Well, enjoy your wine, I'm going to call it a night. See y'all tomorrow.
June 13, 2012 11:19 PM - Partridge
night.
June 13, 2012 11:29 PM - Deleted
Ta ta
Edited at June 13, 2012 11:29 PM
June 13, 2012 11:44 PM - Deleted
DIBS;

You should approach NYU's School of Continuing and Professional Studies. From what I see, NYU has the most comprehensive schoolf of this type. Moreover, they do have a course of studies called "Personal Finance". They have a course called "Fundqamentals of Individual Investing" and the catalog states that it is intended for the novice investor.

THe other good thing about NYU's SPCS is that it tends to attract motivated students,
Edited at June 13, 2012 11:44 PM
June 13, 2012 11:45 PM - Not_Logged_In
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June 14, 2012 12:24 AM - Partridge
The Beach was falsely advertised. I was expecting palm trees and cabana boys. I got towel smacked by buffoons in jockstraps.