Tuesday OT
June 11, 2013 6:53 AM - InsertSnappyNameHere

June 11, 2013 6:54 AM - InsertSnappyNameHere
gm. spoke to rob a few times this a.m. he's ok and waiting on a bed. he's excited, a smidge nervous, but hanging in there.
June 11, 2013 7:13 AM - Partridge
Good morning. It stopped raining!
June 11, 2013 7:20 AM - rf
Snappy, thanks for the report!
June 11, 2013 7:26 AM - Cobble B. Hiller

The rain was really something late last night.
June 11, 2013 7:29 AM - dibs
WOW...i slept right through it
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June 11, 2013 7:33 AM - InsertSnappyNameHere
after i went to bed, i heard nothing. slept hard. was it a strong storm?
June 11, 2013 7:43 AM - Partridge
You ever open a new tab and by the time it loads you can't remember what you wanted to search?

June 11, 2013 7:52 AM - InsertSnappyNameHere
nutball :-)
June 11, 2013 7:54 AM - Arkady
Will he be able to update you once he's checked in? So glad he got there again.
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June 11, 2013 7:55 AM - InsertSnappyNameHere
will depend on whether or not they make him lock up his phone. if they do, i told him to call me from the payphone and i'll take down that number and call him periodically so he doesn't have to keep feeding it quarters.
June 11, 2013 8:06 AM - dibs
White trash in Canada....

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June 11, 2013 8:10 AM - BoerumHillScott
In my experiences, those types of places do not allow any communications other than the hall pay phones.
June 11, 2013 8:18 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
I'm surprised they allow pay phones. I would think complete immersion, focus would be best. The outside world would only be a distraction or could be source of upset.

Hmmm, Why am I liking the sound of that...perhaps they have another bed available? : P
June 11, 2013 8:22 AM - sixyearsandcounting
gm and rofl at the morons in that video! i don't see what they were trying to do in the first place...did they think the jeep would make the jump over the pool? that's even more moronic.
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June 11, 2013 8:24 AM - Deleted
Working from home today. Boss is on vacation until Thru July 4th was nice to sleep past 5am this morning.
June 11, 2013 8:26 AM - sixyearsandcounting
A very touching article, especially the last three paragraphs (would copy here but it would get the inevitable tldr):
June 11, 2013 8:56 AM - Slope4Eva
GM. Thanks for the Rob update, Snappy.
June 11, 2013 9:16 AM - Arkady
The penultimate para would've been nice for Rob a few days ago, 6.
June 11, 2013 9:24 AM - rf
I guess Randi didn't remember all the advice and support he got here from his toothache.
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June 11, 2013 9:26 AM - dibs
All of the other people in the office here are gone this week...off to Israel for a week for the barmitzvah of the oldest son's oldest son.
June 11, 2013 9:30 AM - sixyearsandcounting
Yes, Arkady, I thought of Rob when I read this - unfortunately didn't see it until this morning.
June 11, 2013 9:41 AM - Deleted
Here's a very not heartwarming story. Biiiiiiiitch.

June 11, 2013 9:47 AM - dibs
WOW...what an obnoxious bitch.

Funny thing with all these skanky videos....I wonder with the ads that are attached to the beginning of them that the sponsor knows anything about the content of the video!!!!!
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June 11, 2013 10:16 AM - Donatella

I loved the article, Six, and yes, Arkady the penultimate para would have been perfect for rob to see. And very true. I have been thinking of him for days.
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June 11, 2013 10:21 AM - dibs
New butcher going in next to Sahadi's...

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June 11, 2013 10:30 AM - DeLepp
I understand now why the four guys who sit outside my office are divorced, they never shut up.
June 11, 2013 10:34 AM - MontroseMorris
That idiot woman in Florida will never get another job, unless it's as publicist for the KKK. Actually, I don't even think they'd hire her. She makes them look bad. Don't these morons realize that once it's on the internet, it's forever?
June 11, 2013 10:44 AM - dibs
Mechanic up in P-Town says the Stutz runs like a champ with the new carb. Getting an electronic distributor anyway to replace the points.
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June 11, 2013 10:49 AM - Arkady
Doesn't that lower resale value, dibs?
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June 11, 2013 10:53 AM - dibs
It's not an authentic car to begin with. Although it was built with mostly "period" parts, it has a ''68 Ford 240 cu in engine, a FordC4 tranny (nh) and a Chevy rear end (nh) and rear hydraulic brakes. Otherwise, from the outside it looks like an authentic 1915 Stutz. Here's the dash, which he did a really great job on....
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June 11, 2013 10:55 AM - Slope4Eva
Great car, I love the horn. Beep Beep.
June 11, 2013 10:58 AM - dibs
That horn is really fucking LOUD. It's an original KLAXON. It's operated by a button on the floorboard that you step on.

the headlights work and I was trying to find a switch for the two smaller cowl lights and couldn't find it so I opened them up and they are still the originla kerosene/oil lamps complete with wicks.
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June 11, 2013 10:59 AM - DeLepp
"That horn is really fucking LOUD. It's operated by a button on the floorboard that you step on."

Lucky that there are not many latins/asians on cape or many would be deaf.
June 11, 2013 11:02 AM - dibs
DeLepp.....I don't think you have Japanese colleagues in the office, right???? I need to ask m4l about his. This morning, on the subway, there was a Japanese businessman standing next to me. He started doing what so many Japanese men do....the gutteral noise almost like he's raising flem and going to spit but really some sort of deep based psychological throat clearing annoyance. They all do it and it's really disgusting.

Not to be outdone by the "teeth sucking" sound and the "Errrrrrrrr" at the beginning of every sentence

Dona, comments????
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June 11, 2013 11:03 AM - Slope4Eva
lol @ Delepp
June 11, 2013 11:10 AM - DeLepp
dibs, in 1st picture is that a tool box or a fridge for the beverages?
June 11, 2013 11:19 AM - dibs
DeLepp, that one is a tool box BUT, there's another one on the other side that has three containers in it, supposedly for oil, gas and lube (nh). See the pic here. Two of them could certainly be filled with spirits while maintaining the lube.

Also, certaily the trunk is big enough to hold all sorts of things!!!!
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June 11, 2013 11:36 AM - Slopefarm
Well, I couldn't make a Racing in the Streets song parody work using the bearcat specs dibs posted. I did try.

Did anyone get a look at Snowden's girlfriend's blog before she took it down? What did I miss?

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June 11, 2013 11:46 AM - Donatella
Yes I there is a lot of throat phlegm sucking, teeth sucking too. And smoking. This all contrasts with an almost obsessive tidiness. One thing I noticed now that we are on multicultural approaches to dealing with troublesome nose/throat fluids, this is what some Brazilians do. Say your nose is running. Take the open palm of your hand and wipe it against your nose in a broad upward movement. Gross.
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June 11, 2013 11:49 AM - Slope4Eva
Bad mood alert!!! Feel free to pass over.

I am so sick and tired of people who claim to take up every cause under the sun (on FB which allow to just sit on their asses), but won't take a 1.5 drive to visit their father. Posting pics of a missing man in Georgia, but won't call their own Dad to say hi, how are you today. I have a wedding in CT next month and asked them to think about coming and spending some time with him, so he won't be alone, and, I can go knowing he's got company. No response so far.

Carry on.
June 11, 2013 11:53 AM - DeLepp
eva, did you post that question on their FB page? Maybe now it the time for shamming.
June 11, 2013 11:53 AM - Donatella
There are food trucks all over my street. They are serving the govt employees of 470 Vanderbilt. And why are they not going to local restaurants????? Which is what we would like rather than mobile carpetbaggers like the Flea. The reason is that there are no storefronts right here anymore. There is a sports field- Brooklyn Tech football, a Mitchell Llama housing complex with little retail space, triangular parks, gas stations. I predict that there will be a shift to more retail but I hope the food truck solution doesn't take root first.
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June 11, 2013 11:56 AM - rf
Eva, I am really sorry that the whole burden is on you and Evita, but maybe there is some kind of history you don't kmow about, or crap their mother told them (assuming it was a divorce).
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June 11, 2013 11:56 AM - Slope4Eva
I put it in a private message, they don't pick up the phone, never did, they screen everything. I could so turn into one of those people who do the FB route for all to see. Unfortunately, I just can't get myself to stoop that low, as much as I want to.

I almost posted, "Your concern for a complete stranger is admirable". But instead, I vented to you guys.
June 11, 2013 11:58 AM - rf
Donatella, that is a NYC housing authority (i.e. project) building--the one with the dentist and the church, right? Definitely not Mitchell-Lama.
June 11, 2013 11:58 AM - Donatella
You know best Eva but this has been building up since Juan got sick. Can you do a family sit down? Like HELLO this is your father and you are his children and we are FAMILY???? Earth to FAMILY!!!!

Just a thought. Granted that doesn't work in all situations.
I don't blame you for being pissed.
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June 11, 2013 12:01 PM - Donatella
That's the one(s) rf. I wasn't sure but I didn't think it was public housing. Could be. Still not much opportunity for resident retail serving the workers there.
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June 11, 2013 12:03 PM - Slopefarm
I am really bad at being direct with family members, so do as I say not as I do, but i agree with Dona. And if you get no response, at least you will have put it out there (nh) in the most directl way.
June 11, 2013 12:04 PM - Donatella
Well I guess the family sitdown won't work if they won't answer the phone. Ditto to rfs comment.
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June 11, 2013 12:11 PM - Slope4Eva
Rf, I've known the girls for 22 years, since they were teens. No issues, we unfortunately do spend time with the ex and we all get along just fine. Divorce was in '77.

I've talked to them several times. Excuses galore. The sad part is Evita will be left with them as her only siblings, and, we'll probably lose touch with the Grandkids.
June 11, 2013 12:11 PM - Donatella
Family crisis is an opportunity to get shit out in the open. It certainly shines a spotlight on where the warts are. Anyway that sucks Eva. I am going to FL tomorrow to see my parents and sister and family.
June 11, 2013 12:12 PM - kazootite
Dibs, where did you get that car (Stutz) ?
June 11, 2013 12:15 PM - Slope4Eva
Have a great visit, Dona. I know you will. Thank god for my family. I have all the support "I" need. They will all be going to the wedding as well, otherwise, this would not be a problem. My brother's son getting married.
June 11, 2013 12:36 PM - Donatella
Oh and visciously angry women ilike that woman n Florida always damage themselves. Imagine what those poor workers have to put up with for their minimum wage jobs. Sounds like they handled it with dignity.
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June 11, 2013 12:37 PM - Donatella
Thanks Eva. I will get to see my godsons first child. A good looking boy. And my parents who I miss.
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June 11, 2013 12:39 PM - petebklyn
"I almost posted, "Your concern for a complete stranger is admirable". " --it would go right over their heads.

the siblings chip in to pay for aide for MIL on wkends (a few hours in the morning) since medicaid only covers her during wkdays. So the one brother stops contributing - says not working as much. Well, if not working so much -- you have time to drive over to your mother and help and wouldn't need to hire aide - you dimwit. Instead add more financial burden to the ones who are also doing all the physical (taking her shopping/appts/etc).
June 11, 2013 12:40 PM - Slope4Eva
That's right!! All those new babies in the family, you get to see another one. How sweet.
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June 11, 2013 12:42 PM - Slope4Eva
Isn't it mind-blowing the cluelessness of people. Oy, Pete.
June 11, 2013 12:46 PM - kazootite
Eva, it looks to me as if you have run into (nh) the step-family thing where each side thinks the other side is not doing its share. I experienced this only recently with a step-family situation. (Don't want to elaborate online.) This is the only step-situation I've ever had, so am lucky. There is something they think you aren't doing. I have no idea what it is. You may have to do something extremely magnanimous to get them back into your camp. I find that each side doesn't like the other one very much, or possibly even dislikes them.

In another example, my elderly friend (85) just experienced this at her husband's death, 2nd marriage, both were widowed. The original family never thought she was doing enough, although she was practically killing herself caring for the guy for 12 years. The family almost hid her name in the obituary, and only one person in that family spoke to her at the memorial service. My friend is an extremely nice person. She has been supportive to me with what I am going through. Right now we are dealing with hospitals and such. Need good thoughts our way.

June 11, 2013 12:47 PM - kazootite
I know, tl;dr. :)
June 11, 2013 12:50 PM - Slope4Eva
Well, I'm going to see how this plays out for the next few weeks. The wedding is the first weekend in July, then I think the gloves come off. I'll keep the faith for now.

Have a good day, all. Hopefully when I get home tonight, I'll see some positive info about Rob. We've never met, but I'm so proud of him. Hope we're enough support for him.
June 11, 2013 12:51 PM - sixyearsandcounting
When my grandmother passed away, my mom did all the work of winding up her affairs. She gave my aunt the half to which she was entitled, but my aunt refused to pay her share of the lawyers' fees, etc. My mom could have taken all the money for herself since my aunt had no clue how much was in the accounts, and she was tempted to give my grandma's savings (about $9K) to me. Obviously I wish she had but she did the right thing.
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June 11, 2013 1:00 PM - dibs
MN, Kazoo.
June 11, 2013 1:00 PM - Slope4Eva
Mmmmmmm, possibly, but I don't think so Kazoo. We've always been close, they can't praise me enough (which i don't need or want, I'm doing what comes naturally for a loved one). I've kept them in the loop since day one. Every night on the drive home from the hospital Evita would hold the phone and we'd go over everything for the hour ride. They've just lost interest. Maybe they got tired of hearing me say, "its not about you, or me. Its about Juan". Everything was about how this is making THEM feel, how THEY are hurting, how THEY cry every night. Well you know what? Maybe they aren't what he needs right now anyway. He needs positive reinforcement. He knows what's going on. He doesn't need tears or sympathy.

My thoughts are with you, Kazoo.
June 11, 2013 1:08 PM - Arkady
Good thought, Eva. Given their self-involved outlook it might be really awful for them to visit Juan. "Do you realize what you're putting us through? This is really hard on us. We feel awful."
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June 11, 2013 1:09 PM - Slope4Eva
Exactly, Arkady.

OK, later gators.
June 11, 2013 1:10 PM - Donatella
It's clearer now Eva. They are very upset which is natural. They are dealing with it by sticking their heads in the sand. In the long run that is a recipe for life long guilt on their part. And for you? It's not like you are made of something else and you are not human too. And then there is Juan who needs a lot of help from everyone and that means you have to have your eyes open even if it is heartbreaking.

Well it's tough. Sorry if that was TMA - too much analysis.

Shit, my battery is dead.
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June 11, 2013 1:12 PM - Donatella
We sort of said the same thing Arkady.

Now I need to talk to my mechanic. I never check the battery. It's about 5 years old I guess.
June 11, 2013 1:17 PM - petebklyn
no, not TMA, Donatella. As long as you're not braying about cyclists I don't mind the long posts.
June 11, 2013 1:25 PM - Donatella
Ok Pete, I'll stop with the cyclists. Nothing much I can do about it anyway. My concern is with my car right now. I have a lot to do before Florida. I wonder why my battery died.
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June 11, 2013 1:27 PM - kazootite
About elder care: Often people are immature and clueless. I was young when one of my grandmothers could have used more attention from me. Thank God, one of my much older cousins stepped in and took charge.
June 11, 2013 1:32 PM - petebklyn
left a light on in the car? you sure connection to battery not just all corroded?
June 11, 2013 1:33 PM - kazootite
Thanks, Eva.

That is a difficult situation, Pete.
June 11, 2013 1:36 PM - dibs
Got to go to Sahadis now to get coffee. Thanks, Pete.
June 11, 2013 1:37 PM - petebklyn
right, unless you have taken care of someone sick and frail and dependent....really don't know how physically and emotionally taxing it is.
June 11, 2013 1:41 PM - Slope4Eva
Someone please send me on my merry way!! I needed to show you an example of the me, me, me sisters. This is a FB post from April. One by each step.

Step 1: Sometimes i feel like people forget your hurting also just because you are not right there or they forget your also part of the family of the person that is recovering and sometimes we need a little how are you doing.

Step 2: I agree 100%just because you can not be there to hold someones hand does not mean it is not hurting you just as much as those that are there. It sucks when you wish you could be there to help but do not have the ability to do so.
June 11, 2013 1:46 PM - petebklyn
So you should be asking about them....be their support group....not their friends? well they have each other to tell how much they are hurting.
And their reason can not be there but can be on FB?
June 11, 2013 1:49 PM - dibs
Eva...my personality would lead me to reply to those postings. Yes, it would probably make the situation worse but it might make me feel better. You, on the other hand, all along, have seemed much more level headed about it all. I'd probably stop following them on Fb if it is bothering you. Like I said, if it were me, I'd lambast them, especially because it seems they are trying to garner sympathy from thos who don't really know the situation.
June 11, 2013 1:51 PM - Donatella
Eva, one step at a time. They can come around. Immature and upset. But I think there's hope.

Now go on your merry way!!!
June 11, 2013 1:54 PM - Donatella
Yeah I agree with dibs. Facebook seems to be be a one way source of info you can't do much about. Discussing things there is a waste.
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June 11, 2013 1:54 PM - Slope4Eva
That was a general post on FB, not directed to anyone in particular, but obviously its about Evita and I. I cried out of frustration when I saw this. I was dying to see if people responded and asked how they and their father were. Would they have then said, "Oh, I don't call to see how he is, I guess he's OK, not sure. But thanks for caring so much about me". This is a mentality I just don't know how to deal with.
June 11, 2013 1:55 PM - DeLepp
Gracious, VHM! Like the sun don't shine unless they can see it.
June 11, 2013 2:01 PM - Slope4Eva
I don't post on FB much at all. I like reading the blog type pages. Oh, Dave, you don't know how I wanted to respond to that post. Only my FB friends would have seen it and I'm the one who would have looked bad as only my sisters would have known the whole story. I would block them, but I like to see how they spend their busy days, even though it pisses me off. Its my ammunition for future discussions.
June 11, 2013 2:05 PM - Slope4Eva
Leaving now, buh-bye.
June 11, 2013 2:07 PM - Arkady
Dona - Could be as pete suggested - loose connection or corrosion from leak during all the rain? Can someone give you a start?
Jesus, Eva!!! I thought I was being wildly improbable. That is simply unbeLIEVable!
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June 11, 2013 2:52 PM - dibs
Moron, asshole, douchebag, hipster who runs Make A Frame on Atlantic wouldn't frame the Stevengraph silk picture the way I wanted it. I wanted the back left completely open because it has a whole history of the woven pictures that they offered in1885 but he wouldn't do it saying it wasn't good because of humidity and plexiglass would be better over it. First of all, the plexiglass isn't going to keep out all of the humidity.

Secondly, I pointed out that, over the course of its 130 yer history on HUMID FUCKING ENGLAND where it lived until 2 weeks ago, it has probably never been framed like that and it still looks fine. Plus, it's an $80 piece of artwork, not $2,000, not $800 , not even $200.

But he wouldn't do it. And he seemed miffed when I walked out. And followed with a loud "Excuse me, sir?" And I followed with an even louder "FUCK OFF DOUCHEBAG. Learn to do something that your customer asks for."
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June 11, 2013 2:55 PM - Donatella
I just got a jump from Geico. On my way to Mike. I may need a new battery. There were chicken bones in my engine. Cthe animal invasion apparently extends to my car.
June 11, 2013 2:58 PM - dibs
May have eaten through a wire. i've seen it before.
June 11, 2013 3:00 PM - Deleted
June 11, 2013 3:01 PM - Deleted
Lol dibs.
June 11, 2013 3:08 PM - Partridge
Maybe she just needs a new battery? It is 5 years old.

All he had to do was have you sign a waiver, Dibs. Customer takes responsibility for non-archival method of framing kinda thing. I'm sure it comes up frequently. They should have one on hand. Like a self discharge at a hospital. AMA. Call it a AFA -- Against Framer's Advice.

I love Pete! He is out for a walk and just stopped by.
June 11, 2013 3:10 PM - dibs
"sign a waiver?"

I got your waiver, right here.....
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June 11, 2013 3:11 PM - dibs
"I love Pete! He is out for a walk and just stopped by."

Don't be fooled, Partridge. He's on some sort of self appointed neighborhooed patrol looking for all sorts of things that would bother him.
June 11, 2013 3:13 PM - Partridge

Posted this last night. Maybe you missed it.
Edited at June 11, 2013 3:13 PM
June 11, 2013 3:15 PM - Partridge
He could write an Open and Closed column for BoCoCa.
June 11, 2013 3:15 PM - DeLepp
Chicken bones in the engine sounds like some sort of satanic ritual. Maybe the What is back.
June 11, 2013 3:17 PM - Partridge
The 2 pix blur the line between Mexican guys and Indian guys. Like your tennis player the other day.
June 11, 2013 3:18 PM - Slopefarm
I think some bicyclist has been reading dona's posts and has put a voodoo hex on her car.
June 11, 2013 3:19 PM - Partridge
So the chicken bones are real? I was afraid to ask and sound stupid (hardyharhar). Thought maybe it was a common way to describe an engine rattle.
June 11, 2013 3:20 PM - dibs
Yes. In fact, Fulgencio has told me that more than once someone thought he was Indian!!!!!!
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June 11, 2013 3:21 PM - Donatella
Here is Mikes world.
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June 11, 2013 3:23 PM - Donatella
I need a new battery. Rain has nothing to do with it he says.
June 11, 2013 3:24 PM - Deleted
Indian or American Indian? Aren't Mexicans and American Indians closely related?
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June 11, 2013 3:26 PM - DeLepp
With that big aztecan head someone though he was from Bollyland?
June 11, 2013 3:26 PM - Arkady
5 years sounds short for a battery. Very short.
dibs - That is beyond ridiculous! Try Prints Charming or a place on 7th Av. just in from Flatbush - you can Google them: expensive but do what the customer wants.
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June 11, 2013 3:27 PM - Donatella
My old Japanese boss said that people said that when he was going cross country that they thought he was Mexican. This was my first boss. He was a handsome guy in a rough sort of way.
June 11, 2013 3:30 PM - DeLepp
dona, dibs is going to want a picture.

Good framing store on Court and Warren.
June 11, 2013 3:31 PM - Donatella
Here this picture is better.
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June 11, 2013 3:34 PM - dibs
Indian subcontinent Indian. He is VERY dark in the Summer
June 11, 2013 3:35 PM - Arkady
Raining here for a change...
June 11, 2013 3:36 PM - dibs
I'll just have it done in Philly at Frugal Frames, a block away from the house. Plus it will be half the price of what it would be up here. We're talking a 5' x 8" pic....
Edited at June 11, 2013 3:36 PM
June 11, 2013 3:38 PM - dibs
He was probably also miffed that I had my own glass with it that cost $1.50 at the P-Town Ace instead of whatever he would charge...probably $10 at least.

I actually thought I had an old frame in Bucks that I could use but it's a bit too big in width for this small picture. I can do the mitre cuts and join the corners in my own frame jig.
June 11, 2013 3:39 PM - Donatella
You know these signs were there since the 50s. Mikes father owned this before him. His father is in his 80s. He is a little wafts but handsome!! Looks like an older version of Mike who is also very handsome.

I told Mike that some idiot picked off the Camry letters off the back of the car. "How do you know it wasn't from one if your car crashes??" Wise guy!
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June 11, 2013 3:42 PM - Donatella
Mike is also an awesome mechanic. He used to race. He was in a big wreck - stuff from the wrecked racing car all over the walls. He also has a messed up arm.
June 11, 2013 3:43 PM - Donatella
From the wreck.

He works on all kinds of cars
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June 11, 2013 3:45 PM - dibs
This is whats on the back that i wanted exposed
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June 11, 2013 3:47 PM - Donatella
Check this car out
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June 11, 2013 3:48 PM - Donatella
upside down
June 11, 2013 3:51 PM - Deleted
What a shocker. Dibs wants to expose a backside.
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June 11, 2013 3:51 PM - dibs
Nice color on that 50s Chevy.
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June 11, 2013 3:52 PM - sixyearsandcounting

"Sushi Yasuda, an upscale restaurant in New York City, is attracting attention for its decision to get rid of tips for waitstaff. Instead of a line for diners to write in a tip amount on their receipts, Sushi Yasuda has printed the following statement: “Following the custom in Japan, Sushi Yasuda’s service staff are fully compensated by their salary. Therefore gratuities are not accepted.”
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June 11, 2013 3:52 PM - Slopefarm
First the chicken bones, then they flipped your car. I'd stop pissing off the cyclists, dona.
June 11, 2013 3:53 PM - Slopefarm
I'd also be very worried about an alliance between cyclists and urban feral animals, dona.
June 11, 2013 3:54 PM - Deleted
Yeah. Read about that six. Not sure why more places don't do that. I think Per Se does too
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June 11, 2013 3:55 PM - dibs
I wonder what the employees at Sushi Yusada think about that. I saw that article elsewhere. Did the restaurant raise prices along with the change? I bet most customers are going to feel weird about it
June 11, 2013 3:55 PM - ilovestoops
Eva & kazoo - sorry for what you're going through, it must be very difficult and frustrating

dona: where's the shop? on Park?
June 11, 2013 3:57 PM - dibs
"Sushi Yasuda’s staff, on the other hand, is paid a salary with a benefits package complete with vacation days, sick leave, and health insurance. Tips were accepted but went directly to the restaurant, not to the servers."

I wonder if customers knew that was the case previously.
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June 11, 2013 3:58 PM - bxgrl
Sounds like a rough week for a lot of people. If there has been such a think as hell on earth, I feel like it was this week. My bank screwed up (thank goodness they finally fixed everything today), the people I paid my aunt's headstone for, can't seem to find one of the payments, even though I sent them proof it went through, the ER bills are killing me.... and mty sister is angry that i actually sent her money. Go figure- it's money hell week for me. Which means migraines all week.

I hope things get better for you Eva, and Kazoo.I know neither one of you needs more stress.

And that's great about rob! I hope it works out for him- if anyone's in touch, please give him my best.
June 11, 2013 4:01 PM - bxgrl
Dave- the Stevengraph is very cool! I have a small one depicting several medieval ladies- very beautiful. One day I should have it framed.
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June 11, 2013 4:19 PM - dibs
Did randi blogacide???? Very thin skinned.
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June 11, 2013 4:19 PM - Slopefarm
OK, serious question. Farmhand is reading Animal Farm (and not liking it). She's been asking why everyone says you should read it. Is there anything more to it than a ham-handed (npi) allegory for the early decades of the Soviet Union? Is there real literary value? Is there something intelligent to be learned besides Stalinism is bad? And what would help a kid connect with the book now, when that kid was born a decade after the end of the Soviet Union? I've said that it used to be far more relevant during the cold war but it i worth reading because everyone reads it and you should know the references. Does my answer shortchange the book?

1984 seems tthe more durable book, and sales of it are up 5000% since the NSA leaks.
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June 11, 2013 4:21 PM - dibs
Probably outdated and as far as a literary piece, meh.
June 11, 2013 4:21 PM - Arkady
House of Chan had all those benefits on top of salary and tips went to wait staff too. Big operation - their own in-house laundry, made their table linens, etc.
June 11, 2013 4:26 PM - dibs
I've slept with two restaurant owners, both Thai.
June 11, 2013 4:26 PM - dibs
Make that 3, the third being Malaysian Chinese.
June 11, 2013 4:28 PM - Arkady
Classic story - narrative, beginning, middle & end. A little too much detail along the way but an easy enough read. While based on historical figures, the characters also typify general human types & master/servant relationships, labor/mgmnt, etc.
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June 11, 2013 4:28 PM - Arkady
Kid's stuff, dibs.
June 11, 2013 4:33 PM - petebklyn
you can cut randi some slack...after all he is pregnant and it is humid and going to be big change in his life soon. hormonal changes can do that do people's moods.
June 11, 2013 4:37 PM - dibs
Imagine what he will be like when he goes through the change.
June 11, 2013 4:40 PM - Partridge
With Randi on a break, who are you going to fight with Dave?
June 11, 2013 4:44 PM - dibs
Cobble should be home from work in a few hours!
June 11, 2013 4:56 PM - Partridge
DH? Working from home today. I bet napping from home today.
June 11, 2013 4:58 PM - kazootite
Hi, Randi, I hope to see your film.
June 11, 2013 4:59 PM - dibs
So I could have posted hot naked Asian guy pics since he's WFH, right?????
June 11, 2013 5:01 PM - Slopefarm
Some of us are NOT working from home.
June 11, 2013 5:03 PM - dibs
Speak of the devil...the coffe grinder guy at Sahadi's looked like a younger dark haired version of Slopey.
June 11, 2013 5:05 PM - kazootite
"you can cut randi some slack"

I agree. Too tired to say why. Falling asleep.

June 11, 2013 5:06 PM - dibs
More State Department problems with sexual harrassment, prostitutes and drug dealings. YES, governemt has gotten too big to oversee. If this happened in the private sector they'd all be fired right away. But sacred government workers all protected. Your tax dollars at work.
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June 11, 2013 5:11 PM - Deleted
". If this happened in the private sector they'd all be fired right away. But sacred government workers all protected. Your tax dollars at work."

June 11, 2013 5:21 PM - bxgrl
That's so not true- the private sector gets away with a whole lot of that crap too. Only the public has no say because it's the private sector.
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June 11, 2013 5:26 PM - rf
Eva, I'm so sorry. Not fun. Kazoo, you too. Pete, you too. So many selfish people.
June 11, 2013 5:31 PM - petebklyn
yeah, there has been this new coffee grinder at sahadi's. Not the one I was mentioning several weeks back. That one was arab, tall, thin, great smile. This new one looks like he'd fit in better at Trader Joe's. - and now that you mention it and sloppy....
June 11, 2013 5:32 PM - dibs
Yes but while he was there some tall good looking arab type guy with very short hair came over to check on how he was doing.
June 11, 2013 5:35 PM - dibs
It looks like Sahadis has expanded their cheese section too, with a nice selection of mozzarellas including a buratta
June 11, 2013 5:36 PM - sixyearsandcounting
Slopey, I will ask that question on another listserv I'm on which includes at least one literature prof and several folk of literary bent.
June 11, 2013 5:38 PM - dibs
Ch 4 doing the requisite seasonal piece on safety for outdoor grilling including trotting out a suburban police chief.

Too bad they are clueless about what's going on in Turkey and other parts of the world.
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June 11, 2013 5:42 PM - sixyearsandcounting
I have at least one friend protesting in Taksim Square that I know of.
June 11, 2013 5:43 PM - Partridge
OK. We have already established that my rep at the printer's is unprofessional and overly casual. Now we can add STUPID!

They have reprinted the labels once and failed again. Now the third try is on the way to me. I'll keep you posted.

End of last week the business cards arrived under separate cover. Also wrong. I can't write on them -- they smear. Several emails yesterday. She agrees they are not what I ordered. She doesn't know how that happened. In an attempt to explain, she said that they are "only human" and she would follow up with the printer.

I wait. Today I received this...
"Just checking in…do you want me to try to find something else business card wise that would work? I can go ahead and see if I can find an “uncoated” stock, and get those out to you?"
June 11, 2013 5:45 PM - sixyearsandcounting
Actually she just left because the mayor announced that the police will no longer guarantee the safety of the protesters' lives. There goes Turkey's experiment in democracy! Erdogan made the same mistake as Mubarak, the crackdown is worse than the original cause of the protest. Some people do indeed care about preserving a park in the heart of Istanbul, but not overwhelming numbers. But a hell of a lot of Turks suspected Erdogan of not being fond of dissent, to put it mildly, and the unnecessary and brutal use of force in the crackdown caused all sorts of people to come out into the streets.
June 11, 2013 6:00 PM - dibs
It seems much different than Egypt and elsewhere. Erdogan is a threeterm democratically elected PM. Seems th basic issues the protestors are about are that he is slyly moving away from secular law with new laws on beer and women.
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June 11, 2013 6:02 PM - dibs
Teens in Nassau County steal someone's wheelchair and post about it on Facebook.
June 11, 2013 6:10 PM - Donatella
I think it is time to fire the printers Part.
June 11, 2013 6:14 PM - Arkady
Yes, dibs. It seems as if the protests are against his tending towards fundamentalism.
June 11, 2013 6:17 PM - Deleted
Printers, squirrels , framing artisans. The enemies of the OT are diverse
June 11, 2013 6:18 PM - sixyearsandcounting
Those are only the trigger issues, Dave. The protests have brought together Kurds and traditional nationalist Turks (in the Ataturk secular school of thought) against a common foe, even though those two groups hate each other. The larger issue is that Erdogan operates without any sense of consensus - the same way you think about Obama's first two years (whether the comparison is warranted or not).
June 11, 2013 6:20 PM - dibs
They can kiss their tourism business good bye for quite a while.
June 11, 2013 6:21 PM - sixyearsandcounting
And just as in Egypt, the really hard-core protesters are anarchist soccer fanatics.
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June 11, 2013 6:26 PM - sixyearsandcounting
Erdogan already issued threats to any tour companies that unilaterally cancel trips.

But really, any tourist who wants to go should go. Look at a map of where the protests are and where the tourist sites are and you'll see that they're quite distant. It's like saying don't come to NYC because of OWS.
June 11, 2013 6:31 PM - dibs
Probably true as the protests currently exist now just in Thaksim.

Soccer hooligans always seem to de among the most ignorant of people all around the world.
June 11, 2013 6:34 PM - dibs
And I would have to agree that I would not want to see Turkey slip further into fundamentalism.
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June 11, 2013 6:44 PM - sixyearsandcounting
Hey dave there's an article in salon about the photo your friend in philly took of the cheating husband on the train:
June 11, 2013 6:55 PM - Legion
"The larger issue is that Erdogan operates without any sense of consensus - the same way you think about Obama's first two years (whether the comparison is warranted or not)."

I would say that the comparison to Obama is an apt one sixyears.
In both cases you have democratically elected leaders at odds with the majority of the people on major issues revolving around religion. In the case of Erdogan, it's a move towards a more Islamist ideal. In the case of Obama it's a move towards a more Secular/Liberal ideal.

In both cases you have a "crack down" on the grass roots protest movement centered around the right of expression.
In Turkey they use clubs and tear gas, in the United States the President uses the IRS and the NSA against Tea Party types.
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June 11, 2013 6:57 PM - Deleted
Wait there's a majority against Obama?
June 11, 2013 7:07 PM - dibs
Certainly a majority of intelligent people who work hard for a living and don't live off the government.
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June 11, 2013 7:09 PM - bxgrl
Part- I'll email you. If yo are looking for a new printer, there are several great ones I've worked with in the past- great printing and very reasonable.
June 11, 2013 7:17 PM - Legion
Yes dh,
for instance the majority of Americans who still view Obamacare unfavorably:

June 11, 2013 7:22 PM - dibs
Legion, no matter how much data you present they will never believe here that the majority of Americans did not and do not want Obamacare.

Thanks, Obama
June 11, 2013 7:24 PM - Legion
True dibs,
LOL, did you see that there's a new Gallup poll showing that Bush's favorability rating is higher than Obama's now?
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June 11, 2013 7:28 PM - Arkady
I will certainly take any Rasmussen data w/ a pillar of salt.
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June 11, 2013 7:29 PM - Legion
haha arkady,
that's says a "Lot" about your view!
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June 11, 2013 7:35 PM - Deleted
Rasmussen and Gallup. Weren't they the ones with all those really wrong polls during the election?
June 11, 2013 7:36 PM - Arkady
It's just that I don't want to look back on the Bush years, Legion.
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June 11, 2013 7:41 PM - More4Less
great commute day. great weather. got seat to/from work. only bad thing is I need to start doing work now vs just attending meetings etc.
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June 11, 2013 7:45 PM - More4Less
has this (state dept cover up of ambassador soliciting "action" in Belgium) been discussed / laughed at yet?
June 11, 2013 7:49 PM - Deleted
yeah gallup is SUCH a reputable source of data. those morons had romney up 5 points the week before the election. how'd that turn out again???

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA i'm back (until the beast shows up, then i'll respectfully leave the room) bitches!!!!
June 11, 2013 7:51 PM - More4Less
this is really stretching the definition of "banker" on this sleepy banker nearly cost bank 293M (dude is just a damn low paying clerk; not some doer of god's work banker):
June 11, 2013 7:52 PM - More4Less
Randi, you've moved back into the pad yet or that baby room is still work-in-progress?
June 11, 2013 7:53 PM - Deleted
back in the house but the construction is ongoing. the contractors are such lazy fuckers.
June 11, 2013 7:56 PM - Legion
I knew I could get randolph to post by putting out some tempting bait....

You settling into work now M4L,
wait 'till that first paycheck, that's when things seem to fall in line again.
June 11, 2013 7:56 PM - More4Less
moment demo starts, it key that you don't pay them too much in advance of work progress else they've got you by the balls. that's one of the primary reasons I chose whom I chose for my renov. dude didn't ask for a ton upfront and was cool about weekly payments based on progress.
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June 11, 2013 7:58 PM - Deleted
if by "tempting bait" you mean moron statements, then yes you have been successful. congrats.
June 11, 2013 7:59 PM - More4Less
good reminder Legion. forgot to ask HR, where the F is my paycheck. I was suppose to be paid for last week of May and I have yet to see the $$ in the bank or check sent to my home
June 11, 2013 8:00 PM - Legion
how do we tempt DCB and benson back?
let's see,
DCB always enjoyed talk about Apple,
we'll need to have a discussion about iphones vs. galaxy.

benson always liked to talk about Robert Moses,
we'll need to have a discussion about the need for a strong centralized planner in fortifying the low lying areas of NYC against future Hurricanes.
June 11, 2013 8:00 PM - More4Less
wow, playstation 4 is only $399. since I didn't get my mid-life car, I'll splurge on some big kid toys such as this. too bad the device isn't out till around holiday season.
June 11, 2013 8:02 PM - More4Less
benson shows up faster when he perceives peeps dissing him, his heritage, etc.

DCB is no mood to talk about apple given his big position of apple is mightily bruised right now
June 11, 2013 8:02 PM - Legion
"if by "tempting bait" you mean moron statements, then yes you have been successful. congrats."

haha randolph,
you're so silly sometimes.
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June 11, 2013 8:03 PM - ij
For obvious reasons I've had this song stuck in my head, from their album recounting the lead singer and her boyfriend's struggle to overcome alcoholism:

"The Beast" by Concrete Blonde

"Love is the leech, sucking you up
Love is a vampire, drunk on your blood
Love is the beast that will tear out your heart
Hungrily lick it and painfully pick it apart."

That whole album rocks. It ends with a tender AIDS ballad.

June 11, 2013 8:08 PM - Deleted
Tender aids ballad.

June 11, 2013 8:09 PM - Legion
I like that album a lot infinitejester.
Here's another classic from the same period about addiction as well.
A great tune which is clearly heart felt.
She has such a sexy voice, what one would describe as flinty:

K's Choice: Not an Addict

June 11, 2013 8:09 PM - Deleted
I'm watching Con Air. Because Cage
June 11, 2013 8:11 PM - bxgrl
Pretty funny that Bush has a higher approval rating than Obama- just goes to show how stupid and forgetful people are.
June 11, 2013 8:11 PM - ij
You know, a sad memory song about someone they knew who had it.
June 11, 2013 8:14 PM - Deleted
Ah ha!
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June 11, 2013 8:18 PM - pepper
home sweet home!
June 11, 2013 8:22 PM - Legion
"Pretty funny that Bush has a higher approval rating than Obama- just goes to show how stupid and forgetful people are."

Yeah, but another Rasmussen poll shows that a large percentage of Americans don't even know who the President is so it all sort of works out in the end.
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June 11, 2013 8:23 PM - Deleted
June 11, 2013 8:24 PM - Legion

June 11, 2013 8:27 PM - Deleted
i dont find that impossible legion but in my 30 seconds of googling i find no such data. please provide a link.
June 11, 2013 8:29 PM - ij
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June 11, 2013 8:31 PM - Deleted
not that poll, the one that shows "the majority of americans dont know who the president is".
June 11, 2013 8:32 PM - bxgrl
"Yeah, but another Rasmussen poll shows that a large percentage of Americans don't even know who the President is so it all sort of works out in the end."

Now that's even scarier.
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June 11, 2013 8:34 PM - Deleted
until someones posts a link to that poll i call bullshit on legion's bullshit.
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June 11, 2013 8:35 PM - Legion
here's one for you randolph:

June 11, 2013 8:37 PM - Deleted
i see nothing in there about a majority or anything to do with people not knowing who the president is.

"29 percent couldn’t name the vice president. Seventy-three percent couldn’t correctly say why we fought the Cold War. Forty-four percent were unable to define the Bill of Rights. And 6 percent couldn’t even circle Independence Day on a calendar"
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June 11, 2013 8:37 PM - Legion
here's another:
June 11, 2013 8:39 PM - ij

Likely misremembered that it was VP.
June 11, 2013 8:39 PM - Legion
and another:
June 11, 2013 8:40 PM - Deleted
that one is not surprising since the extreme right has been waging a misinformation campaign about obama's religion. what else you got?
June 11, 2013 8:41 PM - Legion
...I never said a "majority" randolph.
You must learn to extrapolate information from given data.
Now given the polls that show a large percentage don't know Obama's Religion,
a large percentage don't know his policies, a large percentage don't know who the VP is,
it stands to reason that a large percentage (not a majority, mind you, but a large percentage) do not even know who the President is.

June 11, 2013 8:41 PM - Deleted
you still aren't posting the one i questioned? i know there is lots of confusion about obamacare, more deliberate spreading of misinformation, death panels etc....
June 11, 2013 8:42 PM - Legion
..and by a large percentage, I would say that falls into anything more than 1% of adults.
Because one would expect that every adult American would know who the President is.
June 11, 2013 8:43 PM - etson
Most of those citizenship questions look way harder than the ones I remember being asked. I got stuff like how many senators from each state, who chooses the President etc.
Mostly I remember that the test giver was really nice and asked me about David Beckham (not as part of the test, her daughter was a fan)ti
June 11, 2013 8:46 PM - Deleted
oh and since dave isnt here, EXTRAPOLATE THIS!!!
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June 11, 2013 8:46 PM - Deleted
your logic is deeply flawed there. that's like saying since a smaller percentage of people probably don't know who mike miller or mario chalmers or ray allen is a similar percentage of people dont know who lebron james is.
June 11, 2013 8:47 PM - Deleted
June 11, 2013 8:47 PM - Deleted
ok gotta run. it was fun playing for a few. see yall later.
June 11, 2013 8:48 PM - Deleted
nice one DH!
June 11, 2013 8:48 PM - Deleted
Hey legion
June 11, 2013 8:48 PM - Legion
It's completely logical Randolph,
you don't need to know the particular number to achieve a specific conclusion.
It's the basis of calculus.
...we know a number approaches zero, so we assign it that value.

We know that over 30% of Americans fail a basic civics test.
It follows that a certain number between 0 and 30% don't know who the President is.

June 11, 2013 8:56 PM - Arkady
I'd say Legion's probably right on this one. For instance, John Boehner obviously doesn't know who the President is.
June 11, 2013 8:57 PM - Deleted
Haha Arkady
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June 11, 2013 8:59 PM - Deleted
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June 11, 2013 9:00 PM - BirdnestHead
"It's the basis of calculus.
...we know a number approaches zero, so we assign it that value."

Oversimplification, possibly misleading....

On the other hand, "close enough for government work".
June 11, 2013 9:00 PM - Deleted
Speaking of Hilary. She finally joined twitter. She used her funny blackberry pic as the photo. She rules.

Hey legion. Hillary 2016. U ready ?
June 11, 2013 9:01 PM - Legion
...given the recent scandals involving out of control government agencies from
the IRS to the State Department to the NSA,
I would say much of Washington doesn't know who the President is!

Remember, Obama says he knew "nothing" about any of it.
June 11, 2013 9:01 PM - Deleted
And LOL @ pantsuit aficionado
June 11, 2013 9:06 PM - Legion
Hillary 2016?
LOL X 232

Here's the endless commercial loop on that one:
"What difference does it make!!!"
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June 11, 2013 9:06 PM - BirdnestHead
I can be over-pedantic about math, it's true...
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June 11, 2013 9:08 PM - Deleted
June 11, 2013 9:08 PM - Legion
It's ok to be pedantic
as long as your not being overly didactic in your approach.
June 11, 2013 9:09 PM - Deleted
Too small

Just a list of the 60 embassy deaths under gwb

June 11, 2013 9:10 PM - Deleted
June 11, 2013 9:11 PM - Arkady
I got over the shock of how ignorant the GAP (Great American Public) is when something like 37% didn't know where Canada is.
June 11, 2013 9:12 PM - Legion
"Oversimplification, possibly misleading....

On the other hand, "close enough for government work".

...you know I'm right on this BnH,
now, who's brave enough to take the over under on the percentage of Americans that don't know who the President is?

38% failed a basic civics test and 29% didn't know who the VP was.
June 11, 2013 9:12 PM - BirdnestHead
Ha! I might just use "temporarily substitute" instead of "assign"...

I forget, who was it who said "No one ever went broke underestimating the stupidity of the American public"? or words to that effect?
June 11, 2013 9:13 PM - BirdnestHead
P. T. Barnum?
June 11, 2013 9:14 PM - Legion
That one's hard even for me to believe!
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June 11, 2013 9:31 PM - Deleted
Just saw a commercial for the jaguar f type. I'm not really a car dude...... But dayum.
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June 11, 2013 9:38 PM - petebklyn
what do you mean where is it? they keep moving it, who can remember.
June 11, 2013 9:41 PM - Donatella
Speaking of circus owners, did you know that Ringling had an amazing art collection. He loved Baroque Art, and there is a museum in Sarasota, the Ringling Museum, which has an incredible collection of Baroque paintings, among other things. It seemed to inspire all his circus chariots, getup and fancy dancy whatnot.
June 11, 2013 9:42 PM - pepper
speaking of which, where the hell has CGar been?
June 11, 2013 9:44 PM - petebklyn
beautiful evening out there...had pizza at John's on Bleecker with friend and walked up along hudson from Christopher to 14th. really nice breeze.
My friend agrees with me....people/press making much ado about nothing with this NSA,prism biz. And I thought Brooks column today was very good.
June 11, 2013 9:45 PM - Donatella
CGar goes dark occasionally. Off the grid.
June 11, 2013 9:45 PM - pepper
I was referring to CGar in terms of a sausage, not a circus act...
June 11, 2013 9:45 PM - petebklyn
are you in florida already?
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June 11, 2013 9:49 PM - Donatella
I have a crack of dawn flight tomorrow and I don't want to do anything, but stay up late watching Brit cop shows on Netflix.Touch of Frost is a new obsession. I am watching it the way I used to watch Law and Order reruns. I also have a few things left to do on the project I have been working on. Grr.

June 11, 2013 9:50 PM - Donatella
No tomorrow am, Pete.
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June 11, 2013 9:51 PM - Deleted
Wow that is a beast of a car.
June 11, 2013 9:52 PM - Deleted
Johns on bleecker is really good.
June 11, 2013 9:52 PM - Deleted
Anyone wanna see pics of severed limbs?

June 11, 2013 9:53 PM - pepper
So, arizona was hot, but good. Had to drive up to Sedona yesterday for work. This is Bell Rock, at the entrance to Sedona
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June 11, 2013 10:00 PM - pepper
Arkady, I took this one with you in mind. The lantana seem very happy in AZ...
June 11, 2013 10:05 PM - petebklyn
crack of dawn tomorrow is before 5:30am.

We drove up to sedona from phoenix year and half ago. First night of the trip. A little snowfall overnight and was beautiful in the morning.
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June 11, 2013 10:10 PM - pepper
But it seems you weren't all that taken with Arizona, over all Pete... You were there in December?
June 11, 2013 10:11 PM - Arkady
Thanks, pepper! They are treated like weeds in AZ & HI but I struggle to maintain mine. Two of them got an infestation of wooly aphids when I brought them in over the winter & I had to cut them back almost to the roots. They're just beginning to put out little branches.
June 11, 2013 10:14 PM - Donatella

I posted about the Ringling Museum in an association to PT Barnum, not CGar. He gets busy and doesn't post for a while. I have to rent a car. What is wrong with me? I shouldn't have booked a 6:30 flight from JFK.
June 11, 2013 10:14 PM - petebklyn
no - it was in autumn. drove to sedona, painted desert, sante fe, monument valley, grand canyon then back to phoenix. It was just phoenix I didn't understand....this sprawling city and I couldn't figure out what was appeal.
Most of what I saw I admit was from highway.
June 11, 2013 10:17 PM - pepper
Yes, I know some places consider them as weeds. That pic was taken in my parents' condo development, where they are very strict about what you plant. I guess they keep a tight hand on them. I love them too, because they smell so good! I plant them every year on my deck/terrace/balcony, but let them die and just buy new ones every year...
June 11, 2013 10:19 PM - petebklyn
I see the 2nd floor rising. Looks like you'll be having lots of windows to view into.
June 11, 2013 10:21 PM - pepper
yes, pete, i have trouble with the sprawl as well. my parents have no problem driving an hour to go to dinner, and consider it local! But I'm very pleased they retired there. They are happy, and have a social life to rival anyone's, even dh's... AZ keeps them very active, despite the heat...
June 11, 2013 10:22 PM - Legion
...oh yeah!

Here's one right back at you dh and randolph!!

...now go practice your breathing exercises.
June 11, 2013 10:22 PM - Arkady
The gay couple next door to me at the co-op moved to Phoenix & loved it. One was a quintessential NY-er but turned into a real cowboy - huntin', line dancing, all kinds of unexpected new activities.
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June 11, 2013 10:24 PM - pepper
yeah, i''m about to disappear from view... except for the apartment dwellers who will see my every move :( one kind of good thing is that the ground floor on my side is going to have outdoor space, so the building won't be flush up against me. but that doesn't help my sun loss...
June 11, 2013 10:26 PM - petebklyn
well, how much you home during the daytime anyway
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June 11, 2013 10:27 PM - Deleted
Sun is overrated.
June 11, 2013 10:28 PM - Arkady
" doesn't help my sun loss..." Almost as bad as having a giant magnolia out back.
June 11, 2013 10:29 PM - pepper
True. But I'm thinking more about my plants!!
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June 11, 2013 10:32 PM - pepper
" Almost as bad as having a giant magnolia out back."

I think I'd rather have a dirty, shedding magnolia than the loss of sun and addition of peering eyes...
June 11, 2013 10:33 PM - petebklyn
Sedona is a new-age mecca. some sort of energy vortex whatever that is. you can by maps to find it/them.
But the formations and such are very pretty. and the drive up that river going north especially. I think a respite from summer heat for those that live down near phoenix.
June 11, 2013 10:33 PM - pepper
Thanks Legion. Your kids are bug jailers?
June 11, 2013 10:34 PM - Legion
"Sun is overrated."

How 'bout I solar storm your ass!
June 11, 2013 10:39 PM - Legion
Welcome back pepper!
One of my sisters lives in Arizona and loves going to Sedona.

I just came back from walking legiondog.
The Big Dipper is directly overhead right now and looks very clear.
I also saw my first June bug of the season. I was tempted to place it in the kid's bug box but
it had such nice fluffy antennae that I didn't have the heart to keep it locked up.
I let it go on its way.
June 11, 2013 10:40 PM - pepper
Maggie's Knoll:
June 11, 2013 10:43 PM - petebklyn
okay folks ...gettin' late here. manana.
June 11, 2013 10:44 PM - pepper
Yes, pete, supposedly the energy that gets sucked into the Burmuda Triangle gets shot out into the energy vortexes in Sedona.. I was at one yesterday. Maggie's Knoll. All I felt was vertigo. Because my coworkers were very close to the edge...
June 11, 2013 10:45 PM - Legion
They have a small plastic bug viewing box that has space for plants and water and screen material for air.
I used to just use a glass jar with holes in the metal lid.
...still remember going "bee hunting" with my friend Chucky. We'd let them go by nightfall though.
My kids like to see the bugs but won't hunt them since the incident with the "spider under the stairs".
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June 11, 2013 10:47 PM - Legion
Me too pete,
good night everyone.
June 11, 2013 10:47 PM - Arkady
I just read yesterday about a guy in the mid-1800s who took a hot air balloon up at night & used a jar of lightning bugs for reading.
June 11, 2013 10:55 PM - Legion
...more nice memories of childhood Arkady.
I'll concentrate on that before I sleep to see if I can dig up some more memories.

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June 11, 2013 11:15 PM - Deleted
Spurs killed it
June 11, 2013 11:23 PM - pepper
It's a giant sausage fest (twsNs) in here tonight!
June 11, 2013 11:31 PM - pepper
Yay Spurs :\ ;)
June 11, 2013 11:34 PM - Deleted
June 11, 2013 11:40 PM - Partridge
U.S. children under the age of 5, all of the severely mentally handicapped, the senile elderly, and all of your everyday dopes. That puts the number well over 30%.
Edited at June 11, 2013 11:40 PM