Manic Monday OT
September 23, 2013 5:58 AM - InsertSnappyNameHere

September 23, 2013 6:21 AM - Partridge
Yay, Monday!
September 23, 2013 6:23 AM - InsertSnappyNameHere
lol! gm
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September 23, 2013 6:30 AM - Partridge

just thinking... should I go back to sleep or have some coffee? Not a care in the world 'til alternated side @ 9 am.
September 23, 2013 6:32 AM - InsertSnappyNameHere
go back to bed for all of us who can't! snuggle into the blankies, leave only your nose sticking out, have a deep sigh and enjoy.

September 23, 2013 6:34 AM - Partridge
you got it.

Still dark out and brrr.
September 23, 2013 7:14 AM - Partridge
Tried the snuggle in the blankie thing for a few. It was nice but coffee won out. Ahhhhhhhh!
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September 23, 2013 7:34 AM - Deleted
GM. Coffee and this.....
September 23, 2013 7:35 AM - Deleted
And this
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September 23, 2013 7:50 AM - dibs
GM. Train at 11:15.
September 23, 2013 7:51 AM - dibs
My mother had 2 stents put in yesterday. I don't think she actually had a MI though. Doing fine.
September 23, 2013 7:51 AM - Deleted
Im jealous. Going into SoHo in a few makes me want to cry. But I guess if I had to sit around in Park Slope today I'd want to cry too. And if any moron asks me if I went to the beach this weekend, I'm gonna blow a gasket and just tell no, I went to the fucking Opera. GRRRR. I swear the people who ask me do it in a mocking way, it's insane. People should mind their own business when they are all judgey.
September 23, 2013 7:55 AM - Deleted
September 23, 2013 7:58 AM - Deleted
DH, you catch breaking bad last night? Fuuuuuck. That Todd character is a psycho.
September 23, 2013 8:08 AM - Deleted
"WASHINGTON — Federal officials often say that health insurance will cost consumers less than expected under President Obama’s health care law. But they rarely mention one big reason: many insurers are significantly limiting the choices of doctors and hospitals available to consumers.
From California to Illinois to New Hampshire, and in many states in between, insurers are driving down premiums by restricting the number of providers who will treat patients in their new health plan."

Um, what happened to the whole "you can keep your doctor" thing?
September 23, 2013 8:14 AM - Partridge
Sorry to hear, Dave, but stents seem to do the job. Glad she is doing well.
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September 23, 2013 8:16 AM - dibs
Yes, and the condition is much more easily monitored once the stents are in place, or so I'm told. I was out to dinner last night with M's brother who is 48 and got two stents this year. He actually did have the MI.
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September 23, 2013 8:20 AM - dibs
randi...story on NBC now about cost of having a baby...the hospital cost. These apparently run from $6,000 to $10,000. Was that your experience? Lots and lots of overcharges and wrong billing.
September 23, 2013 8:21 AM - Partridge
Your parents seem to be doing very well for their age. Definite blessing.

48 is so young for that sort of problem. Scary!
September 23, 2013 8:27 AM - Deleted
Our copay was about $1500 all in, including the epidural. On top of that we paid $525/night for a private room, which insurance doesn't cover. So total it was 2600 or so. Not sure if a c section is more, probably is.
September 23, 2013 8:30 AM - Slope4Eva
Dave, all the best for Mom. Prayers being sent her way.

September 23, 2013 8:31 AM - BoerumHillScott
Good morning.
I kept active all weekend, including 32 miles of running, 2 parties, and finishing up cleaning out RowerChick's old place.
Now I just want to sleep.

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September 23, 2013 8:35 AM - Partridge
"Now I just want to sleep."

slacker. ;0)
September 23, 2013 8:36 AM - dibs
OMG...Cher riding in to Rockefeller Plaza on police motorcycle to give concert. I wonder if she has had more work done.
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September 23, 2013 8:39 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
So sorry to hear your mother had to go through that, DIBS, but glad to hear she's doing well.

Nice view, randi!

BABY!!! : )
September 23, 2013 8:40 AM - dibs
AAPL sold over 9 MM iPhones over the weekend, almost twice as high as expectations
September 23, 2013 8:45 AM - Arkady
dibs - Sorry about your mom but glad she's doing well.
What's an MI?
September 23, 2013 8:48 AM - Slopefarm
GM, all. On Saturday I picked up this year's salmon share from the CSA. 12 lbs of wild sushi grade Alaskan salmon in 7 filets, each frozen in vaccuum wrap. We used one filet this weekend, I used about a pound on Saturday to make a mix of sushi (rolls with avocado and over rice) and sashimi. I used the rest to make ceviche on Sunday. Delicious!
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September 23, 2013 8:49 AM - Deleted
AAPL Cha Ching !!!!!!
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September 23, 2013 8:50 AM - Deleted
sushi (rolls with avocado and over rice)

Oh, is THAT what sushi is? :)
September 23, 2013 8:55 AM - rf
myocardial infarction (heart attack)
September 23, 2013 8:56 AM - dibs
"sushi (rolls with avocado and over rice)"

Japanese would NEVER add avocado
September 23, 2013 8:57 AM - Slopefarm
Randi, the point is I made two kinds of sushi -- maki and nigiri.

I did not make chirashi or other styles of sushi preparations.
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September 23, 2013 8:58 AM - Slopefarm
I'm not Japanese, dave. And it was quite delicious.
September 23, 2013 9:01 AM - Slopefarm
One thing the salmon people told us is that we should thaw the salmon slowly in the fridge rather than at room temperature. It protects the cell structure and keeps the fish from getting a mushy texture.
September 23, 2013 9:02 AM - dibs
Acceptable to add it to the makizushi

Anyone else have problems with the site loading/refreshing?
September 23, 2013 9:03 AM - Slope4Eva
Yes, its slow to refresh.
September 23, 2013 9:03 AM - dibs
AAPL +$30 premarket
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September 23, 2013 9:10 AM - Deleted
Dave when I was in Japan earlier this year, suddenly avocados were everywhere and in everything.
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September 23, 2013 9:11 AM - dibs
Like kale here, now. Unfortunate. Though avocado is much better than kale.
September 23, 2013 9:13 AM - dibs
Pretty soon it'll be difficult to find "proper" sushi.

Tsk, tsk.
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September 23, 2013 9:13 AM - Slopefarm
"Acceptable to add it to the makizushi"

That's what I did. No avocado on the nigirizushi. Apparently, salmon is not traditional Japanese sushi fish, but is popular now in Japan due to influence of Norwegians.

September 23, 2013 9:16 AM - dibs
I believe salmon was never native to Japan.
September 23, 2013 9:21 AM - Slopefarm
"Pretty soon it'll be difficult to find "proper" sushi."

Yeah, the defenders of traditional cuisine have apparently sold out to western tastes:

September 23, 2013 9:27 AM - dibs
I have to tell the Fukinese sushi chefs not to add things to the sushi and sashimi. Sashimi shouldn't have bits of pickled chilis on them and the salmon skin roll (can never get that in japan) shouldn't have that awful sauce they put on eel sushi on it.
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September 23, 2013 9:28 AM - Deleted
There is tons of salmon in Hokkaido. And what is it with the kale hate? Its really as played out as a ny times Brooklyn hipster article.
September 23, 2013 9:30 AM - dibs
There is another style of sashimi that I like, generally just ordered as (a specific fish) "ponzu." Just slices of that fish arranged circularly on a plate with ponzu sauce. It's usually always fluke (hirami) though if they specifically list it on the menu
September 23, 2013 9:32 AM - Slopefarm
Randi, I like kale. Not with sushi, tho.

Kale chips; kale, onion, egg and feta pie; tuscan white bean and kale soup, etc.
September 23, 2013 9:32 AM - dibs
Kale soup is fine.
September 23, 2013 9:32 AM - CGar
dave, I'm sorry to hear about your mom, but glad she's doing okay.
September 23, 2013 9:32 AM - Slopefarm
Great kale from our CSA. Made chips last week.
September 23, 2013 9:33 AM - dibs
I've broken out my felt fedora.
September 23, 2013 9:35 AM - Deleted
You sure thats a good idea?
September 23, 2013 9:35 AM - CGar
And I saw the beginning of that baby segment and I'm never watching the Today Show again. I really do NOT need to watch a live birth on network televison, complete with the umbilical cord being cut, at SEVEN O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING when I'm having my breakfast and getting ready for work.

[Cue randi to take offense on behalf of newborns everywhere . . . ]
September 23, 2013 9:36 AM - CGar
And, Skippy, you are on such thin ice that you're treading water.
September 23, 2013 9:37 AM - Deleted
I didn't watch the baby come out or the cord get cut.
September 23, 2013 9:37 AM - Slopefarm
This year's been great for fennel, btw.
September 23, 2013 9:40 AM - dibs
I'm not a big fan of fennel if it is too strong. Usually a quick saute makes it much better
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September 23, 2013 9:42 AM - Slopefarm
Fennel & blood orange salad, with cumin and olive oil is exxcellent. Yesterday, i just sliced the fennel and roasted it with olive oil, salt and slivers of garlic. Nom!!
September 23, 2013 9:45 AM - dibs
Cumin and olive oil on tomatoes is good too.
September 23, 2013 9:45 AM - Partridge
What a great husband and father you are, Farmer!!
September 23, 2013 9:47 AM - Slopefarm
I don't know where you get the father part from my posts this morning. I haven't posted a single preparation farmhand will eat.
September 23, 2013 9:51 AM - Partridge
My mistake. Just assumed the hand was enjoying the cooking of the farmer. Still a great dad for the top 40 in the car, the beach trips, the school pot luck, the reading lists... I could go on.
September 23, 2013 9:57 AM - dibs
I'm sure I would have made a great dad.
September 23, 2013 9:58 AM - Deleted
Wut makes you say that?
September 23, 2013 9:58 AM - Slopefarm
Speaking of top 40, we seem to be in an interregnum in which the songs of summer are gone but nothing but crappy filler has replaced them so far, I count at least 5 songs in summer heavy rotation that distilled and skillfully deployed the essence of late Philly soul and Chic-style disco to very listenable effect. Blurred Lines, get Lucky, Treasure, and the two Timberlake singles. Add to that the Macklemore tunes and top 40 radio was more listenable this summer than at any time since I was taken hostage to it 2.5 years ago. Either that or this is a case of Stockholm Syndrome.
September 23, 2013 10:00 AM - dibs
I just threw it out there to see what comments it would stir up.
September 23, 2013 10:02 AM - rf
Slopey, what's the farmhand's favorite radio station?
September 23, 2013 10:03 AM - dibs
I like Get Lucky, Blurred Lines, not so much
September 23, 2013 10:06 AM - Slopefarm
She has none: she restlessly switches stations from Z 100 to 103.5, to 92.3 and 95.5. She doesn't love top 40 but hasn't found a genre or style she likes better. She's got no teenybopper infatuations with any artists. She consistently likes maroon 5's singles and most of the last Adele record. Doesn't generally like Justin timberlake but likes the harmonies on his current hit.
September 23, 2013 10:09 AM - Slopefarm
I don't love Blurred Lines, but it is quite listenable in the car. Much better than all the top 40 songs with a lot of synthesized noise blasting at you (Titanium being a prime example, Starships being a real oddball exception -- that sone makes no sense whatsoever but its absurdity is almost charming).
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September 23, 2013 10:11 AM - dibs
A lot of songs make no sense.

Remember all the anayltical dissecting of American Pie?????
September 23, 2013 10:17 AM - Arkady
Big piece in yesterday's Times about a woman trying to convince the French that kale is good:
September 23, 2013 10:19 AM - Slopefarm
American Pie is a bunch of tortured metaphors, but at least we know what it is about, generally. It makes some sense. This, OTOH, makes no sense whatsoever:

In and around the lake
Mountains come out of the sky
They stand there
24 before my love and I'll be there . . . .
September 23, 2013 10:22 AM - Slopefarm
And this makes no sense, either:

Starships were meant to fly
Hands up and touch the sky
Lets do this one last time
Can't stop...

(Were higher than a motherfucker) [x3]

Jump in my hooptie hooptie hoop
I own that
And I aint paying my rent this month
I owe that
But fuck who you want, and fuck who you like
That's our life, theres no end in sight
Twinkle, twinkle little star

September 23, 2013 10:23 AM - Arkady
Reflective lyric, Slopes: image of high hills on the surface of the water & if a tree falls in the forest...
September 23, 2013 10:25 AM - Arkady
Yes, Slopes. This was much better:
September 23, 2013 10:50 AM - Deleted
Remember all the anayltical dissecting of American Pie?????

LOL. No i don't remember that.
September 23, 2013 10:55 AM - Slopefarm
Some of the important references in the song are decoded here. A lot is pretty obvious to anyone who knows their 60s music.
September 23, 2013 10:59 AM - Arkady
Interesting that the entire KK interview was faked.
September 23, 2013 10:59 AM - rf
Whiter Shade of Pale anyone?
September 23, 2013 11:21 AM - dibs
Speaking of 60s songs, there was some hipster band on SNL and one of the members was playing a hurdy gurdy.
September 23, 2013 11:22 AM - Slopefarm
Was he singing songs of love?
September 23, 2013 11:27 AM - dibs
Quite rightly.
September 23, 2013 11:30 AM - dibs
I didn't know Donovan was such a thing on The Simpsons......

"His song, "Jennifer Juniper", was featured on The Simpsons episode "Flaming Moe" which aired on 16 January 2011. Two other Donovan songs have been played on other episodes of The Simpsons, "Season Of The Witch" in "Rednecks and Broomsticks" and "Wear Your Love Like Heaven" in "Weekend at Burnsie's". In "I Am Furious (Yellow)", Homer Simpson is heard singing "Mellow Yellow" along with a brief backing track."
September 23, 2013 11:42 AM - ilovestoops
arkady: thanks for posting that link - hadn't heard that song in forever and really enjoyed it!
September 23, 2013 12:10 PM - dibs
Train has slowed to a crawl just outside of Metuchen.

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September 23, 2013 12:16 PM - dibs
Arkady....looks like a new Brooklyn Flea will replace vendors at PS321. Can't get the link to work over on Brownstoner for full details
September 23, 2013 12:20 PM - Slope4Eva
I've spent the last 11 months buying things that I thought would make my life easier running back and forth to hospitals/rehabs, etc. Stuff to have at home, stuff to leave with him. Now I'm trying to find somewhere to put it all. Rearranged the furniture yesterday so Juan can move around easily. Should be home soon, the woman working on his case resigned and the new woman hadn't gotten to his case yet. She got an earful from me the other day, so now we'll see how fast it happens.

SIL fell Friday night, fractured pelvis, hip, and, possibly hip joint. She's in traction right now, needs surgery. Waiting for clearance from her cardiologist, she's got a-fib, diabetes, weening her from her blood thinners. My brother is now the hot mess, not me.
September 23, 2013 12:25 PM - Arkady
Sorry about your SIL, Eva - hope she gets more family support than you did.
September 23, 2013 12:26 PM - dibs
Ughh...tragic and more so because of the blood thinner issue.
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September 23, 2013 12:27 PM - Arkady
Here, dibs. It was on PS Stoop:
September 23, 2013 12:30 PM - Deleted
I'd like to know how the average vendor does at the flea. Are most people actually turning a profit?
September 23, 2013 12:35 PM - Slope4Eva
Thanks, she only has her mother and brother. Her father died last year. I hope to get to the hospital for the surgery.
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September 23, 2013 12:47 PM - DeLepp
Obama endorsed DeBlasio, wonder if it will hurt, help or non-event.
September 23, 2013 12:49 PM - RowerChick
I love the idea of a CSA, but it wasn't realistic when I was only cooking for myself. Now that I live with BHS and son, I worry that there would be too many veggies that only I would eat. Do you get many eggplant, beets or brussel sprouts in your crops? (Or peaches-just learned that peaches were not on the menu-at least not with the skin attached.)
September 23, 2013 12:54 PM - Slopefarm
delepp, I can't see how it hurts. Prolly a non-event. The question is, who within the City electorate hate Obama but are currently swing voters or leaning BiBlasio but persuadable?

Normally, I think geting a presidential endorsment for mayoral race is silly. But I read the DeBlasio strategy to be to shore up all sides of as broad a democratic base as possible. Lhota will have a bigger mountain to climb than Bloomie did against Mark Green because Green left some flanks open.
September 23, 2013 12:59 PM - Slopefarm
Our CSA allows for half-shares, which means pickup every other week. Ours does a good job varying the plantings so that there's always popular veggies along with the less popular stuff. We've seen a bit of eggplant this summer, great tomatoes and red pepper, onions, garlic, no brussels sprouts yet this year, but that could be later. We've had to learn to deal with kale, turnips, and beets (Mrs. Slopey loves beets, so that's not an issue). We may see more strange root veggies as the fall progresses -- parsnips, rutabegas, etc.

Fruit share is separate for us, so you woul dnot have to buy it, but yes, late summer meant nectarines and peaches, but not so many that you couldn't finish them without help. Moving into apple season now.
September 23, 2013 1:03 PM - MontroseMorris
Randi, when I sold at the Flea, when it first opened, the booth space was $100. I'm sure it's much more now. I enjoyed doing it, but sales is not my thing. I have no patience for idiots or cheapskates. My prices were very reasonable, but people kept trying to hondel me down, to nothing, so I raised my prices, so I could actually make it worth while doing. Meanwhile, other vendors were selling mid-century coffee tables for $500 and getting it. I had pillows for $25, with people going, "I love it, but I have to ask my husband/boyfriend/girlfriend/wife if they like it." Really? Is everything in your apartment curated by committee?

My favorite was my basket of silverplate cutlery, with loose knives, forks and spoons. I had a ton of them, and priced mix and match pieces, your choice, 12 for $1.00. I had some woman there for two hours picking through everything, taking up room, and also my absolute fave: the person who asked me if could go down on the price. "Can you do better?" Yeah, $1 each, how about that? I'm not meant for sales.
September 23, 2013 1:08 PM - MontroseMorris
I also couldn't believe how well used clothing vendors did. People would spend ridiculous money on clothing from the 1980s. $30 for a plaid shirt that you can get at Goodwill for $5? Insane. They made more money than anyone, except the food vendors.
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September 23, 2013 1:26 PM - Slopefarm
"Really? Is everything in your apartment curated by committee?"

A committee of 1 and I'm not on it. I am consulted, occasionally. ;-)

September 23, 2013 1:27 PM - Deleted

One of the editorial writers from that well-known conservative rag, the Washington Post, also expressed befuddlement at the President's speech about the debt ceiling that we covered last Friday:

Of course we know that our criticsm was just partisan. One learns that here.
September 23, 2013 1:31 PM - Deleted
Is it still politically incorrect to use the term "Islamic Extremism"? Yes, I know that the moral equivalency crowd will remind me that there are Christian extremists. I guess I missed the stories from this past weekend wherein Christians took over a mall and killed non-believers or where they burned down a mosque with its occupants.
September 23, 2013 1:31 PM - Partridge
"I have no patience for idiots or cheapskates."

So I shouldn't count on you, MM, for holiday help at the store?
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September 23, 2013 1:37 PM - dibs
Yes, benson, not an acknowledgement at all from the choir that what Obama said was actually 1. wrong, 2. deceptive and 3. a lie.

Somewhere on thei earth on Sunday, there was a Christian Extremeist etching his intials into a church pew.
September 23, 2013 1:40 PM - Deleted
The opening statement from the WaPo opinion piece is far more critical of the president than anything we wrote:

"What the president said about the debt ceiling during his Business Roundtable speech was so nonsensical and bewildering it’s actually almost trivial. "
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September 23, 2013 1:45 PM - dibs
Part, are you already stocking Christmas items????
September 23, 2013 1:46 PM - dibs
Maybe these for the sideboard
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September 23, 2013 1:48 PM - Partridge
Shame! That would NEVER go over well in BoCoCa.
September 23, 2013 1:50 PM - dibs
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September 23, 2013 1:54 PM - Partridge
You are obviously accustomed to the tacky offerings of those Christmas Shops in the Cape and Bucks.
September 23, 2013 2:04 PM - Deleted
Clearly the work of the "Tacky Taste" extremists!
September 23, 2013 2:10 PM - Slopefarm
"Of course we know that our criticsm was just partisan. One learns that here."

Hey, benson, is this the guy who wrote the opinion piece you quoted?

"Ed Rogers is a contributor to the PostPartisan blog, where he spars with Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen under the “Insiders” banner. He is also chairman of the lobbying and communications firm BGR Group, which he founded with now-Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour in 1991. Rogers has been involved with numerous Republican political campaigns, including the presidential campaigns of Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush. In the first Bush White House, he reported to chief of staff John Sununu. In the Reagan White House, he worked in the office of political affairs.
September 23, 2013 2:12 PM - dibs
Slopey, would you admit that what Obama said was at least false????
September 23, 2013 2:15 PM - Slopefarm
I'm not having this argument again. We vetted this pretty fully. Just pointing out that the quote hardly gives bipartisan or nonpartisan cover to your and benson's view.
September 23, 2013 2:16 PM - dibs
I guess that's a no, in the face of the facts.
September 23, 2013 2:31 PM - Deleted
September 23, 2013 2:52 PM - Partridge
September 23, 2013 2:53 PM - Deleted
boring republicans are boring
September 23, 2013 2:56 PM - Slopefarm
Dibs - 1
dh - 1
everyone else (incl. Slopey) - 0
September 23, 2013 3:08 PM - Slopefarm
Uh oh, make that

Dibs - 1
dh - 1
slopey - 1
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September 23, 2013 3:09 PM - pepper
Your smuggness just got you a

Slopey - 1
September 23, 2013 3:09 PM - Deleted

If you read the piece, he criticizes the Republicans as well.

Shall I post what Maureen Dowd has had to say about the President lately???


Mr. Boring
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September 23, 2013 3:09 PM - pepper
hahaha. jinx, slopey!
September 23, 2013 3:09 PM - Slopefarm
jinx pep (you spell smugness with two "g"s?)
September 23, 2013 3:11 PM - Deleted
there's the obligatory maureen dowd reference.
September 23, 2013 3:12 PM - Deleted

tell us more about your blunt ride benson.
September 23, 2013 3:12 PM - pepper
yes, because your post was extra smugg... ;o)
September 23, 2013 3:12 PM - Deleted
"there's the obligatory maureen dowd reference."

Hey, I don't see you coming up with much new material these days.
September 23, 2013 3:14 PM - dibs
Mom sounds fine in the hospital. Wants to get the hell out of there. Doesn't like the food, blah, blah, blah.
September 23, 2013 3:16 PM - dibs
If Bush had ever made that statement there'd be never ending criticism by the press.
Edited at September 23, 2013 3:18 PM
September 23, 2013 3:16 PM - Slopefarm
You miss my point, benson. It seemed to me that you posted that link which you state with aparent sarcasm is from "that well-known conservative rag" in order to refute the notion that your criticism of that obama speech was "just partisan."

More of a dog bites man story to say "hey, I found a major GOP operative who blogs for the Washington Post who agrees with me about Obama."

September 23, 2013 3:19 PM - dibs
Slopey....still arguing on the partisan politics yet not able to admit that Obama was wrong.
Edited at September 23, 2013 3:22 PM
September 23, 2013 3:26 PM - Slopefarm
"Hey, I don't see you coming up with much new material these days."

If that's your standard, I'm not sure anyone's posted any really new political material here in a few years.

Edited at September 23, 2013 3:26 PM
September 23, 2013 3:26 PM - DeLepp
Streets are blocked all around the Hilton. Will have to twinkle my nose like Samantha if I want to get home. Hopefully I won't be like Aunt Clara and end up in Queens.
September 23, 2013 3:26 PM - pepper
Hey spuddy, how was that Beast of Bourbon place you were supposed to gorge yourself at the other day?
September 23, 2013 3:30 PM - dibs
Obama's in town this week. Maybe that UN party he is hosting is there. Not sure what the schedule is.
September 23, 2013 3:32 PM - Deleted
it was just ok. food was okay. beer selection was very good but bartenders seemed really flustered. i'll probably give it a month or so before going back. if i'm going to trek all the way up there i'd probably stick to drinking at project parlor.
September 23, 2013 3:36 PM - pepper
Hmmm. That's too bad. I love the name...
September 23, 2013 3:37 PM - pepper
[edit double post]
September 23, 2013 3:38 PM - Deleted
maybe i'm biased cuz the brisket was 21 a lb and i definitely did a better job when i smoked my own a month or so ago.
September 23, 2013 3:42 PM - pepper
You should open a bbq restaurant!
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September 23, 2013 3:42 PM - Slopefarm
I think we need a blunt description of how dh smokes brisket. Definitely several possible interpretations there.
September 23, 2013 3:46 PM - Arkady
Also his pot au feu.
Edited at September 23, 2013 3:46 PM
September 23, 2013 3:46 PM - Arkady
Made w/ grass-fed beef.
September 23, 2013 3:50 PM - dibs
Oregon is debating taxing e-cigs "since they have no taxes on e-cigarettes." Makes perfect sense to tax something to death that promotes a good of getting people off cigarettes....

"Democratic Rep. Phil Barnhart of Eugene, the chairman of the House Revenue Committee, said the state should look at taxing e-cigarettes because they contain nicotine, an addictive substance.

"I'm always interested in keeping drugs away from kids and generating some money," Barnhart said.

"If there's a thought that someday we might tax these things as we do cigarettes, it would seem odd that we would disincentivize people from moving away from something that's dangerous to something that's less so," said Rep. Cliff Bentz, R-Ontario."

The republican obviously has it right here and the Dem, as usual, just wants more revenue.
September 23, 2013 3:52 PM - Deleted
i'd kill it if i had a proper smoker that regulated temp.
September 23, 2013 3:52 PM - Deleted
we should tax vegetables that contain nicotine too.
September 23, 2013 3:55 PM - Partridge
Dooby dooby doo. Strangers in the night...
September 23, 2013 3:56 PM - Slopefarm
The science is not that promising on e-cigs. They may be quite carcinogenic themselves. No reason they should enjoy a competitive advantage over regular cigs due to one being taxed and the other not.
September 23, 2013 4:04 PM - dibs
Either way, MO is a buy with a 5.4% yield. They just raised the dividend.
Edited at September 23, 2013 4:10 PM
September 23, 2013 4:19 PM - Deleted
September 23, 2013 4:44 PM - dibs
Millenial attention spans should be taxed regressively..the shorter they are the higher the tax.
September 23, 2013 4:46 PM - Deleted
you should get taxed everytime you post the same liberal trolling shtick
September 23, 2013 5:01 PM - Partridge
Your mother wears army boots.
Edited at September 23, 2013 5:01 PM
September 23, 2013 5:39 PM - Deleted
Nice tk there part.

Drove out to orient point and did a short hike. Ate lunch in Greenport, watched the shelter island ferry go back and forth. Must be nice to have the cash to live there, beautiful in every way.
September 23, 2013 5:46 PM - DeadCatBounce
Your mama wears hobnail boots!
September 23, 2013 5:49 PM - Partridge
thank you.
September 23, 2013 5:50 PM - DeadCatBounce
That's what the kids used to say when I was growing up.
September 23, 2013 5:53 PM - DeadCatBounce
I also remember watching the girls jump rope. They were incredible!
And they knew these incredible rhymes and chants that accompanied the whole thing in the most intricate and nuanced way.
Edited at September 23, 2013 5:53 PM
September 23, 2013 5:58 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
GE from the FDR, beautiful evening.
September 23, 2013 6:42 PM - Deleted
Where does obama sleep when in NYC?
September 23, 2013 6:47 PM - Deleted
September 23, 2013 7:03 PM - Arkady
When I was in school in Scotland in the early 50s they were still on rations for things such as shoes. We had to wear hobnailed shoes to school. We called them tacky shoes because the hobnails were like big tacks.
September 23, 2013 7:24 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
evening loserinos. in my day, the insult was 'yo mamma wears combat boots.' or, you just say, 'yo mamma.' that was enough to get a fight started.
September 23, 2013 7:30 PM - RowerChick

You asked for more rowing pics, so this one's for you. We decided to let the big orange think dock before we went around the battery.
September 23, 2013 7:39 PM - ilovestoops
rc: thanks for the pic - I'm the one who asked for more pix from your weekend row. How many boats were on the trip?
September 23, 2013 7:41 PM - Deleted
Okay I am not even sure why I bother asking for advice here.

September 23, 2013 7:42 PM - Deleted

September 23, 2013 7:43 PM - Partridge
I like the picture too. Thanks. Can't figure out where that is though. That is a cruise ship in the distance?
September 23, 2013 7:44 PM - Deleted
Neither am i rob, because whenever you do you don't take anyone's advice.
September 23, 2013 7:49 PM - Arkady
rob - Your co-workers must have seen the changes in you. Next time someone mentions it to you say something along the lines of, "It was so lucky I had to see my g.p. last June. He not only cured what had me feeling sick, he really showed me the advantage of finding a new lifestyle."
September 23, 2013 7:50 PM - DeadCatBounce
what do you need advice about, rob?
September 23, 2013 7:51 PM - Partridge
We are a bunch of dumb-dumbs, remember? What can you learn from us? Email anyone of the following.

If I had to list the top five smart posters on this board I would say:
1.) legion
2.) me
3.) Kazoo
4.) Benson
5.) Dave (grrrr, hate saying that)
September 23, 2013 7:52 PM - RowerChick

There were 8 rowing gigs & 3 chase boats. Each gig had 4 rowers, 1 coxswain & 1 passenger (relief rower).
September 23, 2013 7:53 PM - DeadCatBounce
Rob, free advice generally isn't worth what you paid for it.
But I will try my best to be helpful and will only comment when I have something worthwhile to offer.
September 23, 2013 7:53 PM - etson
I'm certainly not smart enough to give advice...
...just spent a good couple of minutes trying to wipe a mark off the screen until I realized it was Rob's avatar
Edited at September 23, 2013 7:53 PM
September 23, 2013 7:55 PM - DeadCatBounce
RowerChick, been meaning to tell you how great what you do is. And especially like the way you and Scott encourage each other. Thanks for the pics.
September 23, 2013 7:58 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
September 23, 2013 8:01 PM - RowerChick

The picture is taken from the Hudson just West of the Battery. The Staten Island ferry docks just East of the battery. I believer there is a Norwegian Cruse Liner going through Buttermilk Channel in the background. That shot was taken around 8:00am Saturday morning. I think we saw the Liner pass Pier 40 at around 6:45am.
Edited at September 23, 2013 8:01 PM
September 23, 2013 8:09 PM - Partridge
I see 2 land masses. Battery on the left, ferry heading east, Governor's Island, (the second more distant land mass center and right) and lastly the cruise ship in the harbor between Governor's and NJ.

A vantage point I rarely have. Cool!!!
September 23, 2013 8:09 PM - etson
I used to the have a view of the liners docking from my last Manhattan apartment. Was awesome - one of my fav things about that place.
Edited at September 23, 2013 8:09 PM
September 23, 2013 8:14 PM - Deleted
Fuck you LP, you're not on my list either!

1. Dh
2. Me
3. Pete
4. Scott
5. Dave (grrrrr as well)
September 23, 2013 8:19 PM - Deleted
UGH! what is wrong with me? I cleaned the small tanks tonight and I put Dudley in Charlize Theron's tank and him in Dudley's. I'm assuming it's fine, and neither have any disease, but it probably smells funky for them like other peoples' apartment stank!

Edited at September 23, 2013 8:19 PM
September 23, 2013 8:23 PM - Partridge
Hey, I understand, Randi. I'm OK with that. I'm still working on the angle of Rower's pic. I'm up there with Etson tonight and Simpleton from the weekend.

September 23, 2013 8:26 PM - pepper
At least I get that rob's avatar is a fly on the wall...

(sorry etson ;o)
September 23, 2013 8:26 PM - etson
I think anyone putting themselves #2 on a 'smartest' list is being disingenuous.
Edited at September 23, 2013 8:26 PM
September 23, 2013 8:26 PM - Deleted
LOL randi PWND
September 23, 2013 8:29 PM - Deleted
So was breaking bad super fucking intense again? Haven't watched it. MIght sav until Friday
September 23, 2013 8:29 PM - pepper
Hmmmm, no love for the ladies, randi?

And LP's list was rob's smart people list from a few months ago. I'm sure her own list would look much different...
September 23, 2013 8:31 PM - Partridge
I'm not so sure about that fly, Pep. I'd say a tick burrowing in a bread knot.
September 23, 2013 8:31 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
"And LP's list was rob's smart people list from a few months ago. I'm sure her own list would look much different..."

Oh, yeah, I was on the 'Dumb' list. Post that, too, LP!
September 23, 2013 8:32 PM - Donatella
Dibs, stents work. Good that they were able to identify the problem before your mother had a heart attack.

My father has stents and used cumadin the blood thinner for a while but it was a disaster for him. He is much better with out it.

Re Hokkaido, I went there with a bunch of Japanese girlfriends and one of the most delicious things I have ever eaten was the Kani, the giant crab from there. We bought them from roadside stands where they stacked them in plastic laundry baskets fresh from the water. Ate them with ponzu sauce. Oh my God. Transcendental.

Edited at September 23, 2013 8:35 PM
September 23, 2013 8:33 PM - Partridge
Not my list. Thanks for the clarity, Poivre.
September 23, 2013 8:34 PM - Deleted
Breaking bad was brutal
Edited at September 23, 2013 8:34 PM
September 23, 2013 8:35 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Poivre! Pimienta!
September 23, 2013 8:35 PM - Partridge
My pleasure, Cobble.

Rob's dumb list:

Listing the dumbest 5 on this board i would say:
1.) Biff
2.) Randi
3.) Snappy
4.) CobbleHiller
5.) DH
September 23, 2013 8:36 PM - Deleted
Mm is smartest lady.
September 23, 2013 8:36 PM - pepper
Speaking of kazoo, she's still MIA, huh?
September 23, 2013 8:36 PM - Deleted
Lol biff. Poor guy is barely here.
September 23, 2013 8:39 PM - Partridge
"Mm is smartest lady."

You got that right!
September 23, 2013 8:40 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Biff may not be here, but he's still our President, even though he abdicated.

Agreed, MM is the smartest.
Edited at September 23, 2013 8:41 PM
September 23, 2013 8:40 PM - Donatella
Putting yourself #2 on a smartest list may or ma not be disingenuous, but it is painting a giant bull's eye on yourself.

Lol etson.

September 23, 2013 8:41 PM - Deleted
I've chilled in greenport a few times. Claudio's is fun - but very Long Island
September 23, 2013 8:43 PM - etson
Mention of Coumadin was a blast from the past for me, back to when I covered DuPont.
It's warfarin, aka rat poison, but I'm sure you knew that.
September 23, 2013 8:43 PM - pepper
But, I'm smarter than dave. It was proven one day, right here on the OT...
September 23, 2013 8:45 PM - Partridge
Truly too many smart people here to single out each and ranking is utterly stupid. I must say though that Arkady is a genius. Slopey as well.
September 23, 2013 8:45 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
iz da smartist! i'z edumacated! lol :-)
September 23, 2013 8:46 PM - etson
I'm smarter than a 5th grader, I think. Also smarter than the average bear.
September 23, 2013 8:46 PM - Partridge
"But, I'm smarter than dave. It was proven one day, right here on the OT..."

Can we get that on the replay?
September 23, 2013 8:47 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
i dunno if i'm smarter than the average bear, but i do manage to outsmart a cat every day.
September 23, 2013 8:49 PM - pepper
Hmmmm. I'll have to go archive-diving for it, LP...
Edited at September 23, 2013 8:49 PM
September 23, 2013 8:52 PM - Deleted
Dave is both smart and grand master of the trio of moron. It's complicated.
September 23, 2013 8:53 PM - CGar
Simpleton, just reporting back that bareburger was good, not great, but not likely to go back since it wasn't good enough to warrant the exorbitant prices, notwithstanding (Snappy) four kinds of bacon plus bacon marmalade, nor a 15-minute wait. Still like 5 Guys better for local burgers. Then there's Corner Bistro . . .

Can't wait to see what you brought me from Bosnia.

September 23, 2013 8:54 PM - CGar
^^^ tl; dr, I know.
September 23, 2013 8:54 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
bareburger is foul :-(
September 23, 2013 8:54 PM - Deleted
Bare burger sounds like the name of a gay porno flick
September 23, 2013 8:54 PM - CGar
September 23, 2013 8:55 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere does
September 23, 2013 8:55 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Moo Burger is really good, CGar, if you haven't tried it.
September 23, 2013 8:55 PM - InsertSnappyNameHere
ok. i've gotta go snooze. falling over. nite all. sweet dreams :-)
Edited at September 23, 2013 8:55 PM
September 23, 2013 8:56 PM - etson

September 23, 2013 8:56 PM - Legion
Good evening people of the OT. ;o)

...Breaking Bad exhibit at the Museum of the Moving Image:
Edited at September 23, 2013 8:56 PM
September 23, 2013 9:00 PM - etson
"i do manage to outsmart a cat every day."

September 23, 2013 9:01 PM - Legion
Last episode of Dexter was on last night.
Great series.
Sad to see it go.
September 23, 2013 9:01 PM - Partridge
Large lot of Victorian steel-cut beads auction ending shortly. I'll be back afterwards...
September 23, 2013 9:02 PM - pepper
That wasn't so hard. Thread from 8/16/2013. Starts around 2PM:

"No, I do not accept you calling me stupid. I come from the smartest city in the US. You only come from #80. Therefore, I am smarter than you, and you cannot call me stupid. Moron.
September 23, 2013 9:05 PM - Legion

can you e-mail or text me when you have a chance,
I wanted to ask you about something and I don't know if the e-mail I have is
still valid.
Edited at September 23, 2013 9:05 PM
September 23, 2013 9:06 PM - pepper
Thanks for the report, CGar... as I said, the reviews I've heard have been mixed...

The lamb burger at my local burger joint is excellent. And I like the turkey burger too. But I'm not a huge burger person...

I got you nothing from Bosnia.
September 23, 2013 9:09 PM - Deleted
Oooh lamb burgers.
Edited at September 23, 2013 9:09 PM
September 23, 2013 9:15 PM - Partridge
I won one of the two lots. That's more than enough beads. Yay!
September 23, 2013 9:25 PM - pepper
yay, part!
September 23, 2013 9:28 PM - rf
Did you have a nice weekend, Part?
September 23, 2013 9:29 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Cool! Can we see a pic?
September 23, 2013 9:40 PM - Partridge
Typical use. Sewn on.
September 23, 2013 9:41 PM - Partridge
Where ya been today, rf? LI?
September 23, 2013 9:42 PM - Partridge
Sure! These are antique, unused steel beads. Tiny but tiny. They were mostly used in decorating small handbags and shoe clips. I'll make necklaces and earrings with them.
September 23, 2013 9:48 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Neat! Can't wait to see what you do with them.
September 23, 2013 9:48 PM - sixyearsandcounting
Depends on the subject.

Ranking of PLUSAs re knowledge of Middle Eastern history and politics:

1. Me
2. Everyone else
September 23, 2013 9:49 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Snort! Yeah, we'll give you that one, Six.
Edited at September 23, 2013 9:49 PM
September 23, 2013 9:52 PM - pepper
Nice beads, Part...
September 23, 2013 9:55 PM - pepper
Yup. No argument there, six...
September 23, 2013 10:27 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Did everyone go to bed early?
September 23, 2013 10:30 PM - Partridge

got involved with a board email thread about the impact of the next door demolition. what more fun could we have?

Are you better, 100% yet?
September 23, 2013 10:35 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Too much fun, LP, you guys better rachet that down over there. ; )

Hmm, tired, very minor cough. I'll be much better next Tuesday night.
September 23, 2013 10:36 PM - Deleted
Bored board
September 23, 2013 10:39 PM - pepper
so, entertain us, spudley!
September 23, 2013 10:40 PM - Partridge
we wish we were planning a Holiday lobby decorating party. ; ) Pumpkin pies and menorah lighting.
September 23, 2013 10:40 PM - Deleted
Edited at September 23, 2013 10:40 PM
September 23, 2013 10:41 PM - Partridge
Yay! Tuesday you are BoCoCa-bound. Super yay for you and BH.
September 23, 2013 10:44 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Thanks, yeah, Tuesday night we will be sleeping in our new apt.
September 23, 2013 10:45 PM - pepper
Ugh. She actually thinks her tongue is a "thing". I reluctantly watched a video today of her in concert somewhere, and there is a pic of her with her tongue out on the bass drum. Nasty. Gene Simmons was/is kind of nasty too, but she's no Gene Simmons...
September 23, 2013 10:47 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
I feel sick every time I see that photo of Miley. She's ruining her life.
September 23, 2013 10:47 PM - pepper
Movers Not Shakers, Cobble? Really happy for you and BnH!
September 23, 2013 10:53 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Thanks, pimento, not this time for various reasons.
September 23, 2013 11:04 PM - Partridge
Party over for me. Night-night, folks.
September 23, 2013 11:08 PM - pepper
Movers are so hit or miss. It really depends on the Team you get. I've used Dumbo Moving and Storage the last 2 times (I also have stuff in storage with them) The first time, they were amazing. The second, just ok. At least they weren't a nightmare...
September 23, 2013 11:11 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
What do you pay for storage? I have a thought that we may want to put a couple things in storage. Is it in Dumbo?
September 23, 2013 11:11 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Nite, LP.
September 23, 2013 11:16 PM - MontroseMorris
For what it's worth, the intelligence level in this group is high. What people do with that intelligence is up for debate, but there is no one here who isn't quite smart. I've always liked that about us.
September 23, 2013 11:18 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Hi MM. : ) high praise!
September 23, 2013 11:26 PM - pepper
I think I pay around $80 a month, for essentially a studio's worth of stuff. It's a long story.... I'm actually not sure where their storage facilities are. But it's not self-storage...
September 23, 2013 11:32 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
I have two or three pieces of furniture that may be too big or in the way at the new apt. I might ask a friend to store them for me. I get to go visit the new apt on Wed night, and I'll measure and see what will fit. We already got rid of a bunch of stuff.
Edited at September 23, 2013 11:32 PM
September 23, 2013 11:35 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Ok, eyelids to sleep. G'nite, all.
September 23, 2013 11:35 PM - Deleted
The ship shown in RC's photo is the Caribbean Princess, run by - obviously - Princess Cruise Line. Princess is the line I always take, and the shape of their smokestack is very distinctive. The Caribbean Princess usually cruises around its namesake, but from July to October it sails from New York for New England and Canada. I've done that cruise twice, and it is great. To sit on the deck of that ship as it pulls out of New York harbor is worth the price alone. The view is magnificent.

I don't know where I stand on the intelligence grade here, but I will say this: I am proud that I was able to win full scholarships to private high school, college and grad school (Stanford University). My father didn't have to pay a dime for my education after I graduated grammar school.