Wednesday OT
April 22, 2015 5:31 AM - pepper
The Sebilj (fountain) in the main square of Bascarsija (Old Town).
Edited by pepper at April 22, 2015 5:39 AM

April 22, 2015 6:14 AM - dibs
April 22, 2015 6:21 AM - pepper
April 22, 2015 6:23 AM - Cobble B. Hiller

Pep, is that snow on the roofs of those buildings? What's the temp? Has Spring not quite yet sprung?
April 22, 2015 6:25 AM - pepper
Yeah, it's snow. But that's a google photo. It's 63 right now. Spring has definitely sprung here!
April 22, 2015 6:28 AM - BirdnestHead
April 22, 2015 6:28 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
I'm relieved for you - I was afraid you'd gone from Spring back to Winter!

Has anyone noticed " J " replacing smilies? Can you explain this?
April 22, 2015 6:28 AM - dibs
How was the roast lamb???
April 22, 2015 6:30 AM - dibs
In Spanish, Jajaja is laughing oftentimes.
April 22, 2015 6:31 AM - BirdnestHead
Initiating caffeine...
April 22, 2015 6:33 AM - pepper
Yeah, I'm relieved too. Although it gets really, really chilly at night and in the shade; it's very dry here.

The lamb was great. 2 kilos for 3 of us. Served with roasted potatoes and a salad. Yum.
April 22, 2015 6:34 AM - dibs
There are very few things I agree with Obama on but this is one of them and applaud him for standing up to Elizabeth Warren and Harry Reid, the two head crazies...

Strong evidence to support the fact that she is not presidential material

Edited by dibs at April 22, 2015 6:49 AM
April 22, 2015 6:52 AM - Deleted
Yasss Bish!
April 22, 2015 6:54 AM - Deleted
April 22, 2015 6:57 AM - BirdnestHead
Caffeine assimilated.
April 22, 2015 7:00 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
I don't use Uber, and this story on Gothamist re: 16k incorrect charge is absurd. Arecibo has been terrific over the past week or so. Nice cars, really nice drivers, decent fares, quick response time. I'm sticking with them.
April 22, 2015 7:19 AM - dibs
Not sure what the 16k issue is. Maybe you could have posted the link.

NYC is virtually the only city in the country to have a big black car network. Uber will do fine wherever they are. If this is some bizarre anecdotal story (you could have provided a link) who cares. Lots of bad taxi and black car stories out there
April 22, 2015 7:21 AM - Deleted
16k was a billing error
April 22, 2015 7:22 AM - dibs
Here's the story

Who cares. Some asinine fuck up. And most taxis don't even know where "East Williamsburg (Bushwick)" is.

April 22, 2015 7:22 AM - dibs
April 22, 2015 7:25 AM - dibs
Wisconsin declares poultry state of emergency over bird flu. Seems turkeys more affected than chickens but still close to 8 million chickens which is still only a small % of overall in the nation.
April 22, 2015 7:26 AM - Partridge

BRB, gotta get coffee...
April 22, 2015 7:30 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
Yes, that's the link. DIBS took the bait! I win! : P
April 22, 2015 7:31 AM - dibs
Rupert is storing all this leftover mahogany in my garage but really has no use for it. Need to think of a project to make. He did an entire mahogany room including ceiling in the most expensive house in town (dh- the ex CEO of MJ's house).

I'll have pics of that later..

Nice stuff.....

Edited by dibs at April 22, 2015 7:32 AM
April 22, 2015 7:35 AM - dibs
Don't start, Cobble or we won't wish you a Happy Secretary's Day tomorrow.

April 22, 2015 7:36 AM - dibs
I'm also wondering if I am going to get blamed by someone who might burn their mouth on the coffeemaker I gave them!!!!!

April 22, 2015 7:39 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
Sexist Comment of the Day.

I trolled. You bit. La la la la la la la! : P
April 22, 2015 7:41 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
I love that it was *your* table. So fitting in so many ways, you are the biggest pain!
Edited by Cobble B. Hiller at April 22, 2015 7:41 AM
April 22, 2015 7:44 AM - DeLepp
cobble is the sister dibs never had.
April 22, 2015 7:53 AM - dibs
I just had a great chat about cars with "Jim" who stopped his street sweeper truck outside to look at the Stutz. How many of you turds up in New York Fuckin City know your street sweeper????
April 22, 2015 7:56 AM - dibs
Cobble needs to spend more time in the morning getting made up for work and less time at feeble attempts at trolling which only become so after she gets called out for a stupid story.
April 22, 2015 8:05 AM - DeLepp
April 22, 2015 8:12 AM - petebklyn
Ended up biting into the coconut JT last night. Well, at least that is over with and no more anxiety when I go for the next one.
April 22, 2015 8:13 AM - dibs
This better not have been from one of Partridge's eagles.

i bet if I post it on FB, I could generate a 1% pity party

Edited by dibs at April 22, 2015 8:15 AM
April 22, 2015 8:15 AM - dibs
Pete, I hear you. The anxiety that one might next select the coconut one is oftentimes too much to bear.
April 22, 2015 8:17 AM - petebklyn
I do find it rather annoying that even when you make reservation for airline ticket some pop-up appears that you can
I guess have that appear on your facebook page. Not really sure how it works since I don't have facebook account but I bet some of the real losers here could explain it.
April 22, 2015 8:19 AM - petebklyn
It is like when little kid and opening xmas gift from some dowdy old aunt - afraid that some ugly sweater is inside but knowing you have to smile anyway.
April 22, 2015 8:23 AM - dibs
When I find one and bite into it, I can give it to M. Just another benefit of gay marriage. But I think once when I was alone in Bucks, I just threw it into the fireplace.
Edited by dibs at April 22, 2015 8:24 AM
April 22, 2015 8:24 AM - Cobble B. Hiller

Btw, I'm showered, dressed, re-taped toe with BnH assist, and shaved my legs! Ready for work, an hour early. I'm declaring victory. ; )
April 22, 2015 8:25 AM - Cobble B. Hiller
I like the coconut ones, you can give them to me. ; )
April 22, 2015 8:27 AM - dibs
Don't Pete. If she chokes on one you will never hear the end of it.
April 22, 2015 8:30 AM - rf
LOL, delepp!
April 22, 2015 8:32 AM - dibs
The robin is out here in the front yard. Same one. he has stopped banging his head on the basement window since I put the towel up.
April 22, 2015 8:41 AM - Deleted
I don't really want to know my street sweeper.
April 22, 2015 8:43 AM - dibs
Elitist. You sound like the typical limousine liberal.
Edited by dibs at April 22, 2015 8:44 AM
April 22, 2015 8:46 AM - Deleted
"shaved my legs"

April 22, 2015 8:50 AM - rf
1. Not too many NYers (or anywhere-ers) have Stutzes, much less park them where they can be seen from the street.
2. If this happened in NYC, you'd be complaining that the unions let street sweepers get away with standing outside their vehicles and chitchatting rather than doing their jobs while on the clock.
April 22, 2015 8:52 AM - Deleted
Dibs probably wanted to play tummy sticks with the street sweeper.
April 22, 2015 8:53 AM - dibs
Weak, rf.

Weaker, randi
April 22, 2015 8:54 AM - DeLepp
Only the old and those on the dole have time to meet their street sweeper since they arrive after rush hour.
Edited by DeLepp at April 22, 2015 8:55 AM
April 22, 2015 8:57 AM - Deleted
You gotta love it.

Mystery Trader Armed With Algorithms Rewrites Flash Crash
Navinder Singh Sarao was as anonymous as they come -- little more than a day trader by the standards of the Street.

He is not a Chosenite, too bad.

On Wednesday, Sarao appeared in London court, telling Judge Quentin Purdy that he will fight the U.S. extradition request.

I thought the "Lone Gunman" thing was a thing of the past, dusting off the JFK Playbook.

"Sarao didn’t cause the flash crash single-handedly, authorities say. Nonetheless, Tuesday’s developments fly in the face of the prevailing narratives of what happened. Regulators initially concluded that a mutual fund company -- said to be Waddell & Reed Financial Inc. of Overland Park, Kansas -- played a leading role. Many in the industry countered that a confluence of several forces, including high-frequency trading, was probably behind the crash."

If you can't buy a scapegoat, you damn sure can make one.

I wonder if there another Flash Crash on the horizon...

The What
Someday this war is gonna end...
April 22, 2015 8:57 AM - dibs
I think he came by before Cobble had shaved her legs
Edited by dibs at April 22, 2015 8:59 AM
April 22, 2015 8:58 AM - Deleted
My dad drove a sweet sweeper for a number of years for the DoS.

At one time, many homeowners in NY tipped their garbage pick-up men around Christmas time (as well as the postal guy and various other service workers). I wonder if that is done much anymore.
April 22, 2015 8:58 AM - dibs
LOL…what did I predict yesterday?????????? yesterday's news, dumbass
Edited by dibs at April 22, 2015 9:00 AM
April 22, 2015 9:03 AM - Deleted
On the front page of Bloomberg website.

The What
Someday this war is gonna end...
April 22, 2015 9:03 AM - dibs
Yesterday's news, dumbass.
April 22, 2015 9:05 AM - Deleted
I have at least 3 mailmen that come to my house.
April 22, 2015 9:06 AM - petebklyn
some may still tip but it is not legal.
April 22, 2015 9:06 AM - Deleted

FBI reportedly overstated forensic hair matches in most trials before 2000

The Justice Department and FBI have reportedly acknowledged that nearly every examiner in the FBI Laboratory’s microscopic hair comparison unit gave flawed testimony in almost all trials where they offered evidence against criminal defendants over more than 20-year period before 2000.

Let us rise for the National Anthem.

"The cases include those of 32 defendants sentenced to death; of those, 14 have been executed or died in prison, the Post reported in a story posted on its website."

Oh my bad Dude, Um you're dead, oh well.

The FBI errors alone do not mean there was not other evidence of a convict's guilt, the Post said. Defendants and federal and state prosecutors in 46 states and the District of Columbia are being notified to determine whether there are grounds for appeals, according to the newspaper. Four defendants were previously exonerated.

The What
Someday this war is gonna end...
April 22, 2015 9:07 AM - Deleted
On Bloomberg, Sodomite!

The What
Someday this war is gonna end...
April 22, 2015 9:09 AM - dibs
Yesterday's news for most of the world, DUMBASS
April 22, 2015 9:10 AM - Deleted
Then tell that to the Bloomberg Webmaster, Sodomite!

The What
Someday this war is gonna end...
April 22, 2015 9:15 AM - petebklyn
I have lot of trouble with the bloomberg news website. Keeps loading and reloading. and then there are these windows within the window. Could be version of safari. I think on the other computer (non-apple) I dont have the trouble.
April 22, 2015 9:16 AM - Deleted
why should news expire in a day and never to speak of it again?
April 22, 2015 9:19 AM - dibs
As usual, you miss the point, randi. he thinks it is going to have some apocalyptical effect on the markets whereas it was news yesterday and did not

Two dumbasses here today.
April 22, 2015 9:19 AM - petebklyn
fox news keeps repeating benghazi benghazi irs irs benghazi irs contantly for years.
April 22, 2015 9:21 AM - petebklyn
is randi riding his bike to work these days or still driving ?
April 22, 2015 9:22 AM - Deleted
April 22, 2015 9:28 AM - rf
What is this Sodomite bullshit? Really, do you have no gay friends? What about Pete and DeLepp, are you calling them names too?
April 22, 2015 9:28 AM - Deleted
MSNBC keeps having to issue apologies day-after-day for sloppy and slanted reporting.
April 22, 2015 9:28 AM - Deleted
" he thinks it is going to have some apocalyptical effect on the markets whereas it was news yesterday and did not"

When did I say that Sodomite?!
I posted a story and your cherry got all moist.

The What
Someday this war is gonna end...

April 22, 2015 9:33 AM - dibs
I bet What fucks his fat girls in the ass, making him a Sodomite as well. And that certainly goes on with him and his "down low" friends

Edited by dibs at April 22, 2015 9:34 AM
April 22, 2015 9:38 AM - Deleted
ummmmmm, so how about those mets?!
April 22, 2015 9:39 AM - dibs
Ok…I got important stuff to do…drive to Dennis to renew drivers license, stop in Chatham at the Squire for fried oysters, a few antique shops and nurseries.
April 22, 2015 9:39 AM - petebklyn
few people consider MSNBC other than a politicized new station. Fox New viewers tend to think that that station is legit...
and they call themselves Fair and Balanced.
April 22, 2015 9:41 AM - Deleted
the what makes some good points - but then resorts to ad-hom homophobic remarks. what's the fuckin point? you seem to be the only one fixated with dibs' sexuality. very odd.
April 22, 2015 9:42 AM - Deleted
whatever, sodomite sympathizer!
April 22, 2015 9:43 AM - Deleted
Dave smashes you all day long but, you wanna defend his honor.
RF I know you're mad at me for exposing you lies about "owning a Condo".
Let Dave defend himself and you can mind your own business.

The What
Someday this war is gonna end...
Edited by Deleted at April 22, 2015 9:47 AM
April 22, 2015 9:43 AM - Deleted
I think we were doing better discussing street sweepers.
April 22, 2015 9:45 AM - Deleted
Are the posting po po here today? I don't like being squelched!
April 22, 2015 9:45 AM - Deleted
Dave called me a Dumbass, I guess you missed that point, your bias is hilarious, Too much Dro is dulling your comprehension.
Rules of engagement, if you call me a name, I will respond in kind, don't like it? Tough!

The What
Someday this war is gonna end...
Edited by Deleted at April 22, 2015 9:46 AM
April 22, 2015 9:47 AM - Deleted
lol you on some kindergarten shit. carry on
April 22, 2015 9:48 AM - Deleted
you really can't see the difference between calling someone a dumbass vs calling somone a sodomite and all the other homophobic shit you say???
April 22, 2015 9:49 AM - rf
This isn't about Dave.
April 22, 2015 9:49 AM - Deleted
this marine traffic site is cool

you can track everything from barges off staten island to yachts in the marshall islands.
April 22, 2015 9:49 AM - Deleted
And you're on some Bullshit, carry on.

The What
Someday this war is gonna end...
April 22, 2015 9:52 AM - Deleted
Yeah it is!!!!!!!!!

I thought you guys was going to ignore me??????!!!
What happen??????!!!!!!!!
Every time I post, y'all go into "Lurk Mode".
Go back to that!

The What
Someday this war is gonna end...

April 22, 2015 9:54 AM - petebklyn
WSJ picks up on the listing I posted here the other day - the house with all the shoes.
April 22, 2015 9:54 AM - Deleted
Agreeance, Benson! Ain't nobody wanna hear about someone shaving their legs, but hippo crazy is her indian name .
April 22, 2015 9:56 AM - Deleted
is there really no other site you can troll????
April 22, 2015 9:57 AM - Deleted
Stop spouting out about homosexuality, we don't want or need your misguided concern. It's also offensive. Please stick to changing diapers.
April 22, 2015 9:59 AM - Partridge
There is a level of decency that is expected on this thread. We all know when it has been crossed. The same few people cross it to be provocative. To ignore it is a mild form of acceptance, denouncing it prompts ridicule from the offenders.

The Booth is all yours! Knock yourselves out, but keep the racial, gender, sexual and religious slurs off this thread, please.
April 22, 2015 10:01 AM - Deleted
Lol okay nurse
April 22, 2015 10:03 AM - Deleted
I asked you a question two days ago.
Why are you getting a HELOC to buy a House?
Bonus question, do you know the ramifications form using a HELCO to buy a House?

The What
Someday this war is gonna end...

April 22, 2015 10:04 AM - petebklyn
I just got email from SIL - that the newspaper for which my brother is editor received Pulitzer for editorial cartoon and
was finalist for breaking news category. Very fitting for Buffalo news that they were finalists for coverage of....what else....
snowstorm. ( the one last fall)
April 22, 2015 10:04 AM - Deleted
What about class slander? Bank account slander? That shit is pervasive here. Posting pictures of million dollar homes is offensive to the non gentry. Where do u draw the line, or is it that only you and your play mates only get to draw that line?
April 22, 2015 10:05 AM - Partridge
lol, thank you for your cooperation, inmate.
April 22, 2015 10:07 AM - Deleted
Like the time you lied to me! You tried to execute "Why can we be friends" Bullshit!

The What
Someday this war is gonna end...
Edited by Deleted at April 22, 2015 10:08 AM
April 22, 2015 10:07 AM - petebklyn
Sodomite may refer to:
A person who practices sodomy
A resident of Sodom

Sodomy (/ˈsɒdəmi/) is generally anal or oral sex between people or sexual activity between a person and a non-human animal (bestiality), but may also include any non-procreative sexual activity.

I hardly consider that an attack.
April 22, 2015 10:11 AM - Deleted
so assuming the what likes Beej's - he's also a sodomite
April 22, 2015 10:13 AM - petebklyn
and even autosexuals since engage in sexual activity which is non-procreative.
April 22, 2015 10:15 AM - Deleted
April 22, 2015 10:16 AM - Deleted
i answered you, twice.
April 22, 2015 10:17 AM - Deleted
The What
Someday this war is gonna end...
April 22, 2015 10:19 AM - Deleted
look at this pic of Obama with Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan, the crown prince of Abu Dhabi, in the Oval Office on Monday.

dude is fucking wearing tevas?! really??
April 22, 2015 10:21 AM - Deleted
Looks like a bearded lesbian lol
April 22, 2015 10:26 AM - dibs
I have an appointment this weekend that will likely involve acts of sodomy for non-procreative sexual activity.
April 22, 2015 10:27 AM - BirdnestHead
Unusually rude people on subway this morning. Woman with *huge* fucking baby carriage, right *in* the doorway of the F train. Refused to budge, everyone had to go around. 'Nother woman crushed herself between me and the person in front of me on the escalator. 'Nother woman smacked me pretty hard with her backpack, walking on sidewalk. She got a bit of a surprise though, the rebound spun her around a bit.

One of these days I may just abandon courtesy, stop making room for those smaller than me, stop allowing women and the elderly to take my spot, stop worrying about whether my bookbag is inconveniencing anyone, and just start pushing my way around, crushing small people, hip-checking morons out of subway doors, and shoving people's backpacks out of the way. Don't even get me started on short people with umbrellas, I'm just gonna yank it out of their hands and toss it into the street.

Huh. Street-sweepers not bad, but for real fun give me a Zamboni and some liquor!!!

April 22, 2015 10:31 AM - Deleted
You are nauseating sometimes with your patronizing attitude towards gays.

I will point to the fact that about two months ago the What posted a series of memes showing Catholic priests and bishops as pedophiles. It was clearly meant to provoke me. I can deal with it, and if I have something to say to the What, I'll say it. I'm a big boy, as I'm sure DIBS is. As I recall, no one asked the What to stop posting them.

What interests me is how you and others feel the need to censor to protect your favored cause. And by the way, how would you characterize that story you told me of the old Italian ladies who prayed on their "Vatican-issued" glass bead rosaries for revenge. Let's be clear: that story was complete bullshit, made up by you to try to press my buttons, and throw in a religious slur to do so. As I told you at the time, there is just no way that type of person would have confided to you their deepest prayers, nor had you any way to know that a rosary was "Vatican-issued".
Edited by Deleted at April 22, 2015 10:35 AM
April 22, 2015 10:35 AM - Deleted
one chooses to follow a religion and its leaders, one does not choose to be homosexual. your entire comment is a massive false equivalence.
Edited by Deleted at April 22, 2015 10:35 AM
April 22, 2015 10:36 AM - sixyearsandcounting
The guy in tevas is paying my salary (indirectly).

Actually pretty much all local guys wear sandals but they don't look like that.
April 22, 2015 10:37 AM - Deleted

I stand by it. Don't agree? Fine.
April 22, 2015 10:40 AM - sixyearsandcounting
Transferring photos and videos from blackberry to Mac. So far IT spent 90 minutes on photos and now we're going on 90 minutes for videos.
April 22, 2015 10:40 AM - Deleted
um, ok?
April 22, 2015 10:42 AM - Deleted
Take a stand and dump your detritus in the strollers. Not near the baby duh, but in the fifty other giant compartments. They are too big for trains and it's obnoxious, especially on the stairs.
April 22, 2015 10:43 AM - Partridge
There has always been self-governing here. Guidelines are in place. Reminders of them is not censorship. Throw up if you need to, just aim it at What.
April 22, 2015 10:44 AM - BirdnestHead
"this is interesting."

I've been warning about this for what seems like a long time, the real downside of *not* building the Keyspan pipeline.

Like I've said, it should be a no-brainer, the phenomenally huge increase in rail transport of oil poses a much greater environmental danger than a pipeline would.

And those fucking fracking companies should disclose their fracturing ingredients and clean up whatever mess they make.

Whatever, Man....

April 22, 2015 10:45 AM - BirdnestHead
Thanks for the suggestion, something to ponder...
April 22, 2015 10:48 AM - BirdnestHead
I'm not saying don't frack, I'm saying don't create a bunch of new Love Canals, and take some fucking responsibility for your messes. Don't give a shit if it hurts your bottom line. If it's too fucking expensive to clean up after yourself, you shouldn't be doing it in the first place.
April 22, 2015 10:51 AM - More4Less
MKT indices all around all time highs again.

Nothing but clear blue skies ahead. Sit back and enjoy the rocket ride to new heights
April 22, 2015 11:02 AM - sixyearsandcounting
IT people gave up. Apparently impossible to transfer videos from Blackberry to Mac. I find it hard to believe this.
April 22, 2015 11:06 AM - rf
Can't upload to somewhere else (cloud?) and then download to Mac?
April 22, 2015 11:09 AM - sixyearsandcounting
Randi that's nice in theory but all those were already tried of course. Rf, they haven't figured out how to connect the Blackberry to the cloud (yet).
April 22, 2015 11:10 AM - BirdnestHead
You're right, that's not impossible. It may be a huge pain in the ass, but it's not impossible.
No, I don't know precisely how one would do that, but in general, 2 steps:
1) Get the data.
2) Transform the data.

Getting the data may consist of up/downloading it somewhere, e-mailing it somewhere, or dissecting the Blackberry itself and getting it off an internal chip.

Transforming it is probably easier than getting the data, there are many FOSS file format converters. If it's in some sort of bizarro proprietary Blackberry format, it may be difficult/expensive to find software that will convert it.

Just my 2 cents.
April 22, 2015 11:15 AM - BirdnestHead
Ask dibs, he can do it with MicroSoft!
April 22, 2015 11:26 AM - dibs
Sitting in the AAA in Denis waiting to renew my drivers license
April 22, 2015 11:32 AM - sixyearsandcounting
Thanks, bnh, I'll suggest that tomorrow if nothing works.
April 22, 2015 11:32 AM - sixyearsandcounting
They suggested I download and install Blackberry blend instead of Blackberry Link on my comp.
April 22, 2015 11:44 AM - Deleted
April 22, 2015 11:46 AM - dibs
April 22, 2015 11:49 AM - Deleted
brandi had a 102.6 fever this morning. she looked miserable when i left :(
April 22, 2015 11:52 AM - dibs
A good father would have stayed.
April 22, 2015 12:00 PM - Deleted
i know
April 22, 2015 12:02 PM - Deleted
they really need to throw the book at this moron

April 22, 2015 12:04 PM - BirdnestHead
"Who do you think finances most businesses in the US???"

One of these days, maybe 10 or 20 or 30 years from now, some company is going to discover that they don't need so many layers of middlemen. They'll start issuing stock directly from their website. Then others will do it. Then some municipality will experiment with directly issuing bonds. Then someone else. Then some direct loans. Some one will figure out Napster for PayPal. A viable virtual currency will form.

The entire Financial Services Industry will find themselves right where the Music Industry was ten years ago: obsolete and expensive.

Lobbyists will howl. Legislation will pass. Innocent people will no longer be innocent.

"Brokers" will become unemployable, as no one will be willing to pay commissions on stock transactions, or loan bundling.

Since there is no way to really verify the integrity of anything on the Internet, it will not matter whether anyone is telling the truth or not, much as it already doesn't in today's financial markets, and no one will expect the truth any more. Billions of imaginary dollars will appear and disappear at random, much as they do today.

The world will realize that the entire Financial Service Industry is nothing more than a bunch of aggregators, middlemen, bookies, and loansharks, that it adds nothing of any real value that can't be added better and cheaper without them.
April 22, 2015 12:07 PM - dibs
People were saying that about bank checks in the 80s
April 22, 2015 12:08 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
LP said "Knock yourselves out, but keep the racial, gender, sexual and religious slurs off this thread, please. "

I believe she addressed the issue, benson.
April 22, 2015 12:10 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
<3 : )
April 22, 2015 12:10 PM - DeadCatBounce
Agree with BnH except:

1. without the cynicism
2. most of this is already happening

"The world will realize that the entire Financial Service Industry is nothing more than a bunch of aggregators, middlemen, bookies, and loansharks, that it adds nothing of any real value..."

Nothing special about the financial industry.
Human nature never changes.
Plenty of bad things, but also: Beethoven's Fifth Symphony, the Sistine Chapel, Penicillin and many other achievements, noble causes and compassionate acts.
April 22, 2015 12:11 PM - BirdnestHead
It'll be the British Railway Mania all over again, but much, much worse, and international.
April 22, 2015 12:12 PM - Deleted
Bitcoin is attemting to be that virtual currency. Surprise to no one they are getting govt pushback
April 22, 2015 12:14 PM - BirdnestHead
"Nothing special about the financial industry."

Other than that their failures and shenanigans fuck the shit out of other people, instead of themselves.
April 22, 2015 12:15 PM - Deleted
"I believe she addressed the issue, benson. "

If you want to believe that, be my guest.

April 22, 2015 12:15 PM - BirdnestHead
"it adds nothing of any real value..."

Out of context, append "that can't be added better and cheaper without them."
April 22, 2015 12:17 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Which part of 'religious slurs' didn't you understand?
April 22, 2015 12:18 PM - Deleted
I believe that brokers, and anyone involved in distribution, play a valuable role in the economy. The internet represents another means of distribution. Some folks will use it, others won't. There are downsides to using brokers, just as there is a downside to shopping via the internet. The internet has taken the place of catalogue shopping, which took the country by storm 100 years ago.

Brokers will remain.
April 22, 2015 12:19 PM - dibs
Done with license renwal. May have actually taken longer than at DMV but people very nice and efficient
April 22, 2015 12:21 PM - sixyearsandcounting
People here still use travel agents. The one this university hires is totally incompetent.
April 22, 2015 12:21 PM - Deleted
"Which part of 'religious slurs' didn't you understand?"

I'm going to take a guess here, but something tells me that when Montrose comes on here and goes through one of her periodic rants about "fundamentalist nutballs", it will not be considered a slur.
April 22, 2015 12:21 PM - Deleted
benson is taking the dibs "never admit you were wrong" approach to this, so you'd best drop it.
April 22, 2015 12:25 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
No doubt, you are likely correct!
April 22, 2015 12:26 PM - Deleted
As you would have it!
April 22, 2015 12:30 PM - rf
Citation please.
April 22, 2015 12:43 PM - Deleted
Can we move on to another topic? I gave my opinion. If you don't agree, fine, as I already said.
April 22, 2015 12:50 PM - Montrose Morris
Don't bring me up unless you are ready to get beat down, Benson. I happen to be one of the few people here who admit to strong religious beliefs, and I'm not ashamed to say it. However, there is a fast difference from commenting on the actions of people who would deny others equal rights, or even life itself, in the name of whatever small god they believe in, and making fun of the Catholic Church, or any other religious institution. I have NEVER made fun of the Church, here, or anywhere else. I defy you to find any instance where I have. I will never make fun of people practicing their religion, no matter how I feel about that practice.

However, I will deride, ridicule and heap great amounts of scorn on people who use God as a POLITICAL and religious football. I will continue to call out religious bigotry, and rank evil done in the name of Jesus, God, Allah, or Jehovah. These people, with their narrow minded, selfish, bigoted, ignorant, and frankly evil ideas of who and what they, and therefore their deity, will accept, and their insistence that we should live in a theocracy are not representatives of the same God I believe in.

If you can't handle it, too bad.

And I'm really sick of the sodomy name calling, too. Enough already.
April 22, 2015 12:50 PM - Deleted
i don't agree - lets move on
April 22, 2015 12:50 PM - rf
You made an accusation (actually two, one about Partridge, one about MM). Can't back it up?
April 22, 2015 12:51 PM - Deleted
(with b not m)
April 22, 2015 12:54 PM - Deleted
"I have NEVER made fun of the Church, here, or anywhere else. I defy you to find any instance where I have."

You may want to read what I wrote. I never said such a thing.
April 22, 2015 1:04 PM - dibs
I got some pushback for you, dh
April 22, 2015 1:06 PM - DeadCatBounce
"Out of context, append "that can't be added better and cheaper without them."

April 22, 2015 1:07 PM - More4Less
I don't agree
April 22, 2015 1:08 PM - dibs
Fried oysters at The Squire in Chatham
April 22, 2015 1:08 PM - More4Less
I agree
April 22, 2015 1:09 PM - DeadCatBounce
BnH, you and I should start an intense bickering match, just to introduce a little variety around here.
April 22, 2015 1:10 PM - sixyearsandcounting

Over 100 protesters gathered outside of the "Bohemian" luxury apartments at Colony 1209 on DeKalb Avenue in Bushwick yesterday to protest the 421-a tax abatement program, which incentivizes private developers to build residential housing in exchange for tax abatements. The program is up for renewal this June.
Colony, which started accepting tenant applications last April, received a 15-year 421-a tax abatement worth $8 million, according to advocacy group Make the Road. But despite receiving taxpayer subsidies, none of its apartments are below market-rate. (Which, in Brooklyn, seems to be par for the course. A study last year found that in the 61 Brooklyn buildings receiving 421-a subsidies, only 6% of apartments rented below market rate.)
Maria Contez, a resident of Bed-Stuy for 30 years, attended the protest in solidarity with Bushwick residents. "I'm here now because I suffer from gentrification," she said. "We lost Bedford-Stuyvesant, we lost Williamsburg, and now I am fighting for the people in Bushwick. We are low-income people, and we have rights. But they do the law for rich people."
April 22, 2015 1:11 PM - sixyearsandcounting
"just to introduce a little variety around here."

Why don't you just STFU and shove an I-beam up your ass, DCB?
April 22, 2015 1:12 PM - Montrose Morris
I stand by what I said, Benson. You can parse in whatever way makes you happy. If you feel the need to bring up a comment that Partridge said two years ago, and has been forgotten by everyone but you, and then feel the need to bring me and my opinions up, then I'll connect the dots. Don't like it? Don't bring it up.
April 22, 2015 1:13 PM - dibs
They should be protesting to their councilman. Abatemets are not always tied to affordable housing
April 22, 2015 1:13 PM - DeadCatBounce
This headline is for The What:

Existing home sales jump 6.3 percent in March as housing market heats up

Existing home sales in the US surged a surprising 6.3 percent in March to a 5.19 million annualized pace, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR). It was the best monthly performance for existing home sales in a year and a half.
April 22, 2015 1:15 PM - Deleted
April 22, 2015 1:17 PM - Deleted
April 22, 2015 1:17 PM - DeadCatBounce
Smile when you say that, Six.
April 22, 2015 1:18 PM - dibs
DCB, any idea what the highest "annual pace" was and when?????
April 22, 2015 1:20 PM - Deleted
I've done my share of causing trouble for the day. I'm handing the baton over to you guys.
April 22, 2015 1:21 PM - Partridge
Those oysters look great! Is that a double helping of tarter sauce and coleslaw underneath? Need to fully understand it for maximum jealously.
April 22, 2015 1:26 PM - DeadCatBounce
No idea. Wonder how long they have been keeping statistics?
Guessing highest pace was in the 1800s
April 22, 2015 1:27 PM - Deleted
i prefer fried clams, and raw oysters.

gulf oysters are sorta gross raw, better fried.
April 22, 2015 1:29 PM - dibs
Yes, double order of tartar and colesalaw. Coleslaw is very good too. At the Chatham Squire
April 22, 2015 1:31 PM - Deleted
get a job!
April 22, 2015 1:31 PM - Partridge
Maximum jealousy reached. Enjoy! I love a good slaw.
April 22, 2015 1:53 PM - Partridge
What? Nobody else likes slaw?
April 22, 2015 2:02 PM - Deleted
that fancy french place by me has a really obnoxious menu. i have to google like 75% of this shit.

April 22, 2015 2:07 PM - Deleted
This site is so sloooooooow, why is no one fixing it?
April 22, 2015 2:08 PM - BirdnestHead
:-) DCB, that would be lovely!
I'm so exhausted these days, I get mentally numb pretty quick.
I'm not normally on the blog during working hours, I don't know why I'm doing this....
I need a nap...
April 22, 2015 2:09 PM - Partridge
IT guy out to lunch.
April 22, 2015 2:09 PM - DeLepp
Can the neighborhood support those prices? Do you think they will have customers on Tuesday/Wednesday?
April 22, 2015 2:10 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
i don't agree with the concept of 'good slaw'. ; )
April 22, 2015 2:12 PM - Deleted
absurd pricing - more expensive than the finch in my nabe
April 22, 2015 2:12 PM - dibs
No one asked you cobble
April 22, 2015 2:17 PM - DeadCatBounce
You ate a finch?
April 22, 2015 2:20 PM - Deleted
Are finch slurs allowed?
April 22, 2015 2:20 PM - DeLepp
I think whoever wants to open a restaurant in the hood needs to look up and realize when you see sky there may not be the manhatttan demand to eat out nightly.
April 22, 2015 2:21 PM - Deleted
i don't understand
April 22, 2015 2:22 PM - dibs
Three nurseries and no one has Mugu pines yet
April 22, 2015 2:24 PM - DeadCatBounce
Somebody should shove an i beam up that Finch's tail feather!
April 22, 2015 2:27 PM - Deleted
lol you guys crazy.
April 22, 2015 2:29 PM - Partridge
Maybe you should have called and left messages before you drove out the them. Maybe?
April 22, 2015 2:29 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
: P
April 22, 2015 2:31 PM - Deleted
i have never seen more than 3 tables occupied at any time on any night. usually it looks empty.
April 22, 2015 2:33 PM - DeadCatBounce
Old white guys are crazy,
Young white guys are OK due to smoking prodigious amounts of weed.
April 22, 2015 2:44 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Bobcat kittens!
April 22, 2015 2:45 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
I'm tired, too. I just sat through an hour long webinar given by a guy that sounded like he had marbles in his mouth. Not helpful!
April 22, 2015 2:48 PM - petebklyn
FRITONS DE PIED DE COCHON-- I didnt have to google that to know I dont want any. But can anyone explain if the Bloomberg headline is any big deal and what it means exactly?
12:42 PM Google Announces Project Fi Wireless Network Starting at $20 per Month
April 22, 2015 2:49 PM - pepper
Pete, I personally selected every piece of chocolate in that box. There was no coconut.
April 22, 2015 2:52 PM - pepper
This was my lunch.
April 22, 2015 2:53 PM - petebklyn
you sure? maybe they did a slight of hand.
April 22, 2015 2:54 PM - Deleted
1. It's called Project Fi.
2. It starts at $20 a month. For that price, you get unlimited calls and texting in your country along with Wi-Fi tethering. International service is available, but it's going to cost you extra.
3. You pay more for data, but only what you use. You can select various amounts of data for different prices. ($20 for 2 GB, $30 for 3 GB, etc.) But if you don't use all your allotted data, you get refunded the difference on your next bill.
4. You need a Nexus 6. For the time being, the service only works on Google's flagship Android phone. If you don't already own one, you'll have to buy it from Google (for $649) when you sign up.
5. No contracts. But they won't pay for you to break your current contract.
6. It piggybacks on the Sprint and T-Mobile LTE networks. In addition to using Wi-Fi hotspots, the network gives you access to cell towers from both companies nationwide.
7. It will switch between cellular and Wi-Fi networks seamlessly. If you start a call using Wi-Fi, and then go outside, your phone will switch to the cellular network without dropping the call.
8. It also works on your computer and tablets. Calls, texts, and voicemails can all be sent via Google Hangouts no matter what device you're using.
9. You need to request an invite.
10. It works in most of the country. Go here to see if your neighborhood is covered.

April 22, 2015 2:55 PM - Deleted
i am skeptical of #7
April 22, 2015 2:58 PM - petebklyn
I don't know what tethering is. I don't know what Nexus 6 is. I don't have an Android and for sure I would never spend $649 for a phone. "You need to request an invite" ????
April 22, 2015 2:59 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
That looks really good! Any cheese under there? And you can smoke there!
April 22, 2015 3:00 PM - Deleted
you can "tether" the wifi connection on your phone to a computer or tablet to get on the internet.
Edited by Deleted at April 22, 2015 3:01 PM
April 22, 2015 3:01 PM - Deleted
data too expensive
April 22, 2015 3:01 PM - Deleted
requesting an invite is what google also initially did for gmail. must be a way for them to track who is interested, of make people feel like it is exclusive or some shit.
April 22, 2015 3:03 PM - petebklyn
I still say people should be less concerned about what govt knows about you and more concerned what big corps know.
April 22, 2015 3:04 PM - Partridge
Looks like rain is moving in.
April 22, 2015 3:06 PM - pepper
Yes, cheese under the prosciutto, arugula and tomato chunks. It was delicious. Not NY style, but excellent in its own right.
You can smoke pretty much EVERYWHERE here. Even I find it a bit obnoxious at times.
Edited by pepper at April 22, 2015 3:08 PM
April 22, 2015 3:09 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
More like free Beta testers. If people drop off quickly or don't adopt, like they did with that other Google thing "Wave" that died, then it fails.
April 22, 2015 3:11 PM - Deleted
beta testing is fine when the service is free. charging people for beta test phone service is a disaster waiting to happen.
April 22, 2015 3:20 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
I wouldn't do it. I need to know I have a good phone with me at all times.
April 22, 2015 3:29 PM - Deleted
phone really isn't the issue with the whole thing.
April 22, 2015 3:35 PM - rf
Scott said after he brought the site up after the crash that he is looking for a new server. Meanwhile he's using one he uses for personal stuff.

I'm sure that if we paid him to be the OT Manager as a full-time position, money and benefits as good as what he gets at the bank, he would have found that server already!
April 22, 2015 3:36 PM - DeLepp
ugh pouring here and I have a quitting party to attend tonight.
April 22, 2015 3:40 PM - Deleted
brandi fell asleep at 9 and just woke up, this is after sleeping 12 hours last night. wow she must not be feeling well.
April 22, 2015 3:41 PM - Deleted
hey DH, how is joloff, have you been?
April 22, 2015 3:44 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Phone SERVICE. Sorry, left out the key word.

Ooh, thunder!
April 22, 2015 3:44 PM - DeLepp
Thunder, nice.
April 22, 2015 3:45 PM - dibs
The nurseries wereall on the way home
April 22, 2015 3:45 PM - rf
Home just before thunder.
April 22, 2015 3:49 PM - Partridge
Efficient then.
April 22, 2015 3:51 PM - dibs
You have to be when you are only getting 17 mpg
April 22, 2015 3:52 PM - Deleted
irresponsible. typical selfish baby boomer, happy to ravage the world then die and leave it for the next generation to worry about.
April 22, 2015 3:57 PM - Partridge
Disappointing sales while I was away. Makes my little excursion more expensive than I had hoped.
April 22, 2015 4:01 PM - Deleted
I've ordered from Joloff. Food pretty good
April 22, 2015 4:03 PM - Deleted
Phone service seems like it would be fine. Runs off sprint and t mobile networks - wifi calls prolly mean it would be even more reliable in an emergency since cell service often doesn't work
April 22, 2015 4:30 PM - dibs
I don't have any offspring.
April 22, 2015 4:39 PM - Deleted
do you ever wish you did?
April 22, 2015 4:43 PM - Deleted
the HOTD is a little goofy to me, especially that indoor outdoor table situation.
April 22, 2015 4:51 PM - petebklyn
I posted that listing here the other week.
April 22, 2015 4:52 PM - petebklyn
and at least there is a COTD to make mr. cranky happy
April 22, 2015 4:59 PM - dibs
No,no regrets.
April 22, 2015 5:08 PM - Deleted
your mom tells me she has many regrets.
April 22, 2015 5:21 PM - petebklyn
you have no idea what you are talking about when you said that State St wasn't great block.
April 22, 2015 5:23 PM - petebklyn
someone is applying for liquor license at old Ceol on Smith. So I guess that idea to sell those parcels for megamillions didn't work out.
April 22, 2015 5:23 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
That kitchen looks entirely too big. I wonder if the people that live there actually cook.
April 22, 2015 5:24 PM - dibs
Amazon order for one Full mattress cover and one Queen mattress cover but received two full. :(

Initiated return where they call me and they are now overnighting the Queen mattress cover plus the new toilet seat cover that was in my cart. Will mail return label for free shipping of the wrong Full cover.

Satisfied customer.
April 22, 2015 5:25 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Yes, I thought they were selling all as one, no? (3?)
April 22, 2015 5:26 PM - Deleted
hey pete- i lived at 371 state street for like 5 years and then at 452 atlantic for like 5 more years! so i know that block well!
in my opinion it is not ideal and definitely not where i would be buying a 5.5mm house (well i will never be buying one of those anyway) because it is so close to the jail and the court houses and all the parking is taken up by official vehicles, lots of double parking etc. also it is super busy because people use state street as an alternative to atlantic or schermerhorn so in general lots of traffic.
but please continue to treat me like moron moonface transplant that you apparently see me as. derp.
Edited by Deleted at April 22, 2015 5:27 PM
April 22, 2015 5:28 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Amazon & Zappos have very good customer service.

I just wish Amazon treated their warehouse workers better.
April 22, 2015 5:29 PM - petebklyn
2 parcels for $13m. that one and the one where Spice is which just went under larger renovation and expansion for that restaurant. A pipe dream obviously.....the kind that some people here smoke.
April 22, 2015 5:30 PM - petebklyn
don't be so lazy and just go to store yourself and buy that stuff.
April 22, 2015 5:35 PM - Partridge
Toilet seat cover? Really?
April 22, 2015 5:41 PM - dibs
Yes. The original plastic one has yellowed given that the toilet is oftentimes in the sun that comes in the window. It just looks a little weird. Bought a wood one. I also like the chrome hinges. Much nicer
April 22, 2015 5:43 PM - Partridge
Like this?
April 22, 2015 5:44 PM - Partridge
Ah, toilet seat. Not a cover. Yes, painted wood seats with chrome feel more substantial than the plastic ones.
April 22, 2015 5:45 PM - dibs
randi's mom has that same one!!!!!!!!!
April 22, 2015 5:47 PM - Deleted
yellowed? how about lifting the seat before you take a piss you fucking pig?!
April 22, 2015 5:55 PM - petebklyn
please tell us where there is an 'ideal' block. your traffic and parking issues would eliminate almost all blocks where people do pay $5m for a house. So go live couple miles east so you can park your car and have little around you. The block is very attractive with both the modern townhouses and the traditional.
April 22, 2015 5:58 PM - dibs
Making a nice pasta fagioli with sweet Italian sausage for dinner. Should have lots leftover to freeze
April 22, 2015 5:59 PM - petebklyn
eating at home every night. how frugal. are you alone?
April 22, 2015 6:01 PM - petebklyn
I have to go out and buy some spinach....making the ravioli tonight. with some sundried tomato and olives. or maybe I should buy some asparagus instead.
April 22, 2015 6:04 PM - Deleted
your mom's block.
April 22, 2015 6:07 PM - Deleted
oh man ceol closed? i liked that place
April 22, 2015 6:07 PM - dibs
I am not a fan of sundried tomatoes for the most part and though I love eating my Castelvetrano olives, I rarely like them as an ingredient in anything and never, ever like black olives.
April 22, 2015 6:09 PM - dibs
Yes, alone, for now. Guest coming either Fri or Sat. Having dinner out tomorrow at The Mews (dh has been there) with two guys that M and I see all the time here, oftent sitting next to them at Pepe's at the bar. They just moved here permanently

Dinner out with Rupert & Mandy some night too
April 22, 2015 6:11 PM - dibs
Here are some shots of the house where Rupert has been working for months. He did all the mahogany wall panelling and ceilings and built that door. The high gloss painted wall looks incredible.

Edited by dibs at April 22, 2015 6:13 PM
April 22, 2015 6:12 PM - petebklyn
not sure why it closed....whether not making money or the threat of property going up for sale. It is such a dead block now - with supermarket gone, ceol closed, spice has almost no business , a construction site for a pizza place which has been under construction for couple years, and the bodega looking dreary as ever.
BTW Cobble, -- that place on Bergen just west of Smith now open again....and again as a pizza place.
April 22, 2015 6:22 PM - Deleted
I'm sure what would love to tell you why it closed.
April 22, 2015 6:23 PM - pepper
I love those blocks of State from Smith to Flatbush. So eclectic and interesting, but as peaceful as any "prime brownstone" blocks. I walk it often, and rarely see much traffic. And the jail is no biggie, in my experience. Couldn't speak to parking.
April 22, 2015 6:25 PM - dibs
I suspect that of no one told me that building was the HOD, I never would have known.
Edited by dibs at April 22, 2015 6:26 PM
April 22, 2015 6:25 PM - petebklyn
what are you doing up so late?
April 22, 2015 6:28 PM - petebklyn
HA -- even Pierre said randi is FOS....."You must clearly not know the block well. It’s a great block with fantastic architecture and we’ll maintained homes and close to everything"
April 22, 2015 6:28 PM - pepper
12:30 is late? Just checking in before I hit the hay.
April 22, 2015 6:30 PM - dibs
I haven't been up till 12:30 since I don't know when.
April 22, 2015 6:32 PM - Partridge
Are you having a good time?
April 22, 2015 6:41 PM - pepper
Yes. Eating too much, day drinking. I feel like Dibs... So far no head gash, though.
April 22, 2015 6:41 PM - dibs
April 22, 2015 6:45 PM - Partridge
Yay! We are ALLLLL having fun.
April 22, 2015 6:47 PM - Deleted
I caught my super ringing my doorbell and RUNNING just now. wtf?

April 22, 2015 6:50 PM - Deleted
Just becuse I disagree with you guys and some dork who speaks in the 3rd person doesn't make me wrong.
April 22, 2015 6:52 PM - Deleted
You know now that I think of it I hate that block becuse I got towed from there once!
April 22, 2015 6:55 PM - pepper
I never said you were wrong. I just disagree with you.
April 22, 2015 7:01 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
I just noticed that this past weekend when we drove by. I think that space is difficult to make cozy. Hope the pizza is good, but do we really need more fancy pizza here?
April 22, 2015 7:03 PM - dibs
The pasta fagioli. Grated pecorino really tops it off nicely
April 22, 2015 7:09 PM - petebklyn
Im sorry ---but beans in pasta is kinda gross
April 22, 2015 7:10 PM - Deleted
You eat with a baby spoon? Is Mickey Mouse at the bottom end of it?
April 22, 2015 7:11 PM - dibs
Well, it is an old classic Italian rtecipe so take it up with Benson. And, to be proper, the pasta is ditalini, always
April 22, 2015 7:13 PM - Deleted
It actually looks good. Usually your food pictures are very unappealing (to me)
April 22, 2015 7:13 PM - dibs
It's a soup spoon, DFB. Does your set include both tea spoons and soup spoons???
April 22, 2015 7:13 PM - petebklyn
the plate looks similar to roycroft design
April 22, 2015 7:15 PM - petebklyn
I'm not a big fan of those types of beans anyway
April 22, 2015 7:16 PM - dibs
It's our every day set here. Bottom says "Moravia"
Edited by dibs at April 22, 2015 7:16 PM
April 22, 2015 7:16 PM - petebklyn
not a fan of yellow waxed either
April 22, 2015 7:18 PM - dibs
After black beans, canneloni's are my favorite. Kidney beans for chili
April 22, 2015 7:18 PM - Deleted
now you know why I'm mad...

The What
Someday this war is gonna end...
April 22, 2015 7:18 PM - petebklyn
similar to roycroft but obviously not...does not have insignia and too crude in shape, etc. But attractive....just wish you were
serving something tastier. Are you still in NH mode....eating early?
April 22, 2015 7:19 PM - dibs
I usually eat at 7:00. In NH it is 6:45

April 22, 2015 7:22 PM - Deleted
He can't WAIT to get this off his head. G. too so she has her playmate back. She's been roughhousing me pretty hard the last few days.
April 22, 2015 7:23 PM - petebklyn
I imagine you are talking about the asking of $13m for 2 parcels, What. At least they didn't get and renting out space again.
To me it sounded like lets just pick a random number and see if anyone bites.

Isnt at least 2 years for the stupid construction for the pizza on Smith, cobble next to old Met? Do people really make money
when site is vacant, they spend so much enlarging and another pizza place that will be out of biz in 6 months because won't be able to pay the rent?
April 22, 2015 7:26 PM - Deleted
If it's a vanity business bank-rolled by mommy and daddy which MANY MANY MANY small businesses in New Brooklyn are then yeah renovations go on and on and on and on, then maybe a soft opening (aka renovation party), then back to more renovations and cashing checks. Pop that shit.
April 22, 2015 7:28 PM - petebklyn
I don't know who is financing -- but renovation style of building looks much like old brooklyn. or at least what old brooklyn thinks is new and nice.
April 22, 2015 7:30 PM - Deleted
It's the Mutant Asset Bubble, stupid people with access to stupid money.
I can't wait for this shit to crash!

The What
Someday this war is gonna end...
April 22, 2015 7:33 PM - dibs
Dumber by the day^^^^^^
April 22, 2015 7:37 PM - Deleted
Why do you want it to crash? Why do you want people's lives to be fucked up? What did someone do to you to make you so bitter and mean?
April 22, 2015 7:39 PM - Deleted
That's what I'm talking about Dave.
I stated my opinion and you come with the name calling.
9 Trillion dolars wasted on bailing out insolvent banks, they should've put them all in jail.
Plus what happens next time when everything goes to hell?

The What
Someday this war is gonna end...
April 22, 2015 7:39 PM - dibs
"What did someone do to you to make you so bitter and mean? "

I suspect it involved something being inserted up his ass.
April 22, 2015 7:39 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Could be, I haven't been paying close attention. Still irritated that Met Food is gone!

I don't understand it. Why was 16 Handles empty for so long? It's all kind of nuts. Then I see beautiful homes being re-gutted and renovated for what must be astronomical sums. And then 5 or so years later...all over again! Don't ask me...I just live here! ; )
April 22, 2015 7:42 PM - petebklyn
that is what I thought about this listing near me facing Gowanus Houses. Some hasidim from w'burg bought it in Dec. for $1.7ish ----was not listed on open market so not sure how he got it. Turned around next day and listed for $2.7m -- now reduced to $2.5m. Hoping to make quick big bucks but not smart enough to realize just because in that neighborhood not going to find buyer at that price that wants a picture window of projects and tons of work to do.
April 22, 2015 7:42 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
I don't get that either. The less wealthy will suffer, not the wealthy - they 'tend' to stay that way no matter what the markets do. 'Cry' as they may.
April 22, 2015 7:42 PM - Deleted
It's called equilibrium, let's bring things back to normal.
My business is off 50% this month and the streets are empty because we're paying high prices for the privilege living in Neiw Bracken.
Pete just give you a real world experience on what's going on in his part of Brooklyn.

Randi, not everyone makes 500K a year or has access ti printed money. 2500.00 a month in Bed Stuy, GTFOOH!

The What
Someday this war is gonna end...
Edited by Deleted at April 22, 2015 7:45 PM
April 22, 2015 7:44 PM - Deleted
"I don't understand it. Why was 16 Handles empty for so long? It's all kind of nuts."

You don't understand?????????!!!! Go back and read my rants from the past 6 years!!!

The What
Someday this war is gonna end...
April 22, 2015 7:46 PM - dibs
"My business is off 50% this month"

Nobody pays for old ass.

April 22, 2015 7:49 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
I was reading Urban Baby or something by accident one night. Reading people going nuts on how to 'make it' on $400k/yr! I'm lol'ing as I write that. It's just bizarre to me.
April 22, 2015 7:50 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Figure of speech, What.
April 22, 2015 7:51 PM - Deleted
None of what you say is untrue but also none of it gives you a license to act crazy and wish for the fucktards To get skullfucked it whatever it is you hope for.

Ps I don't make 500k that would rule if I did.
April 22, 2015 7:51 PM - DeadCatBounce
What, I wish you could be more accurate in your timing of Armageddon.
No doubt, someday you will be right.
I just want to know with certainty, exactly when do the walls come tumbling down?
April 22, 2015 7:53 PM - Deleted

Seriously though I wish you would tell us more about your business so we could understand where you are coming from.
April 22, 2015 7:54 PM - dibs
John Cougar Mellencamp might know, DCB. the What clearly does not
April 22, 2015 7:54 PM - Deleted
I wonder what the fuck happen to New York City!
It's just like someone put a RETARDS WELCOME sign up.

The What
Someday this war is gonna end...
April 22, 2015 7:56 PM - dibs
yeah, the other day he told us he isjust a landlord. Now he has a business that id down 50%

I haven't heard of any businesses off that much, not even McDonalds so he must just be a very bad businessman
April 22, 2015 8:02 PM - Deleted
NYC is the most retard-friendly American city, What.
April 22, 2015 8:02 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
I thought What was *in* Real Estate for a living? I'm confused.
April 22, 2015 8:04 PM - dibs
Well if he is, and his business is down 50%, he is clearly doing something wrong
April 22, 2015 8:05 PM - Deleted
maybe he's in the razor and deodorant business
April 22, 2015 8:09 PM - dibs
Well, if all the white fucktard gentrifiers are moving in and pushing out the black folks, maybe jheri curl…

Edited by dibs at April 22, 2015 8:10 PM
April 22, 2015 8:10 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Beards are on the way out, dudley. Clean shaven is back! (Thank g*d.)
April 22, 2015 8:13 PM - petebklyn
you think so, cobble? Seems to me more and more. Maybe not the longer untrimmed but the % of under 40 with them seems as high or higher. ( I was noticing this at Y the other day)
April 22, 2015 8:14 PM - dibs
More beards up here in Provincetown.
April 22, 2015 8:17 PM - Deleted
Most of the tenants in my clients' buildings in BBurg are beardos.
April 22, 2015 8:20 PM - petebklyn
I think she meant on men, dibs.
April 22, 2015 8:23 PM - dibs
The Bearded Lady was a Chicago icon back in the 80s…
April 22, 2015 8:25 PM - Deleted
Catching up....I'd give my left foot to live in one of those modern townhouses on State Street. They are the epitome of elegance in modern design and the block is nice. Things will only get batter as they develop the area around it.
April 22, 2015 8:26 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
I saw something the other day that made me think beards are on the way out. I mean aside from BnH shaving his beard off. (But he does that every Spring.)

Oh, I know! It was some story about how long beards, like the beardos wear, are unhealthy! I can't remember where I saw it.
Edited by Cobble B. Hiller at April 22, 2015 8:28 PM
April 22, 2015 8:29 PM - petebklyn
if didn't have left foot wouldn't be able to catch up to anyone. But I commend your restraint not using the usual vulgar expression males use for emphasis.
April 22, 2015 8:30 PM - Deleted
Because I have moderate prosopagnosia, bearded people make it worse for me.

April 22, 2015 8:30 PM - dibs
I think the expression is "I'd give my left nut…"
April 22, 2015 8:31 PM - Deleted
I'm trying to keep things classy here.
April 22, 2015 8:32 PM - Deleted
He's married, so perhaps he has no nuts to spare.
April 22, 2015 8:33 PM - Deleted
Randi, maybe that's why Brandi is always getting sick. Shave that biohazard off your face.
April 22, 2015 8:35 PM - Deleted
I heard that women love men with beards now because it means they don't feel the pressure to have to shave or trim their pussies anymore. lol. guhROSS
April 22, 2015 8:35 PM - Deleted
Hahaha. Good one, MNJ. Yes, my wife has them in safekeeping!
April 22, 2015 8:35 PM - dibs
benson doesn't seem as pussy whipped as randi and m4l.
Edited by dibs at April 22, 2015 8:37 PM
April 22, 2015 8:36 PM - dibs
I'm betting a lot of hipster women aren't fastidious in the shaving and hygiene departments.
April 22, 2015 8:37 PM - petebklyn
I think it is losing battle trying to keep the vulgarity out of this site and make it classy.
April 22, 2015 8:38 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
randi shaved his beard sometime ago. Is he growing it back?
April 22, 2015 8:39 PM - Deleted
But Brooklyn has always been known as a vulgar place.
April 22, 2015 8:43 PM - dibs
Classy is a very relative term, Pete. For example, in certain circles, tramp stamps are classy
April 22, 2015 8:44 PM - dibs
I actually thought that the people in Manhattan were more vulgar than in Brooklyn. and in both places they are more vulgar than in Philadelphia
April 22, 2015 9:20 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Vulgarity is just noisier, ipso facto that's why you notice it.
April 22, 2015 9:31 PM - Deleted
You cannot ignore silent vulgarity.
April 22, 2015 9:43 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
True, especially when you're here every day. Thank g*d the blog has no sound! : P

It would be non-stop farts, burps (derps), and cursing! Lol!
April 22, 2015 9:56 PM - Deleted
What a queer thing to say considering I don't fart or burp and only curse during the day.

April 22, 2015 10:17 PM - BirdnestHead
Just effing amazing!! Mets win 10th in a row...
April 22, 2015 10:27 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
Oh, of course, you don't fart. Pardon me, what was I thinking?

The derps would be from dh & randi, naturally.
April 22, 2015 11:03 PM - Partridge
April 22, 2015 11:03 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
I've heard stories, good and bad...mostly about the owners having to deal with other lunatic owners. Rarely actual problems with the dogs.
April 22, 2015 11:03 PM - Cobble B. Hiller
April 22, 2015 11:08 PM - Partridge
Yes, just observation of disappearing posts.
April 22, 2015 11:16 PM - Partridge
Wow, that is cool. I wish you has some fellow Mets fans here to jump up and down with.

Something good happened to the Rangers tonight. The crowd watching the match was ecstatic.
April 22, 2015 11:56 PM - Deleted
Sorry, I don't like to be the last person posting in a thread!

I am eagerly awaiting midnight right now, new tracks released for Mario Kart 8. One is a subway track!
April 22, 2015 11:59 PM - Deleted
oh booo, not released until noon tomorrow :(