Slope Dog Run Egging On At Least One Novo Resident

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The talk of the dog run behind the Novo condo is about how someone living in the 4th Avenue building threw an egg down into the run a couple weeks ago, evidently to show that he/she was not at all pleased with a dog’s barking. The incident happened after 8 p.m., when the run is technically supposed to be closed. (Its official hours of operation end at dusk.) Nevertheless: Extreme measures! According to a guy who was in the run at the time, the egg came very close to hitting him, and he thinks it would have been quite painful if it had connected. Another person who frequents the dog run says a Novo resident came out one morning recently and asked owners to quiet down their dogs because his baby was sleeping. Novo owners have previously complained about noise from the nearby handball courts and skateboard park, but this is the first instance we’ve heard of in which someone from the condo went crazy over the dog run noise. Neither the dog run or condo are going anywhere, so it’ll be interesting to see how they coexist in the long term.
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  • daveinbedstuy

    I’m a dog lover but if the run is closed at dusk, then IT’S CLOSED.

  • wow what an a-hole. i was rollerskating in a parking lot lot as kid and someone threw an egg from a building and it hit me right on the head. it HURT. tho i dont know how high up it came from.

    the person should have just thrown a waterballoon. much safer, and gets the point across much better.

    however, what kind of idiot buys a luxury condo adjacent to a stinky dog run? that’s gross.

    *rob*

  • I cannot imagine anything my dog (Barnaby the basset, former barking scourge of this dog run now partly silenced by his citronella collar) would love more than to have an egg land in his general vicinity. Even on his body would have been fine. It’s like throwing briar patches at brer rabbit.

  • DIBS and Rob both right. Egg thrower & dog owner both assholes & deserve each other.

  • daveinbedstuy

    For the record, I have no problem against the egg throwing either if these owners have been warned.

  • Zero sympathy for egg slinging Novo owners. Hello? You moved next to a dog run, handball court, AND skate park. You failed to do the research before plunking down big bucks and now blaming it on the dogs who are……….just being dogs!

  • i didnt even know there was a dog run in park slope. i wonder if i can bring my dog there? when i first got him i used to bring him to the dog run in tompkins square park but we got run out of there a few times. i couldnt believe the politics that went on. i know, it’s bad to have a dog with balls (he doesnt have them anymore btw) but when i first got him he had them and whatever i didnt think much of it. i brought him in and this nosey busy body starts screaming and alerting in the dog run, saying over and over, “unneutered dog! unneutered dog!” he wound up getting into a few dog scuffles (which i thought was normal), but eventually i lost interest in the whole concept of a dog run, it didnt even seem like it was about the dogs! so lame. also he wouldnt even attempt to socialize with the other dogs, he’d just go about his business and they would come up to HIM and pick a fight! of course he’s going to defend himself, balls and all.

    he did get it on with another dog one morning and i was like omg im so sorry to the owner and she’s like, oh let them have fun hahah. he may very well have children out there!

    now that my dog is ballless, do you think i coudl take him to this dog run? or is it for the building only?

    *rob*

  • The park was closed. The dog was noisy. I’m on the egg thrower’s side. One wrong does justify retribution.

  • The park was closed. The dog was noisy. I’m on the egg thrower’s side. One wrong does justify retribution.

  • benson

    I’m baffled by this story. I don’t live in the Novo, but I live in a nearby condo and my bedroom window faces this dog walk (though not quite as close as the Novo, but pretty close). We often sleep with the window open, and I’ve never been bothered by noise from the dog run.

  • denton

    The dog run was sold as a feature by local brokers. lol… btw a lot of dog owners don’t like the run because of its size and its gravel surface. In fact I know a couple of owners that DRIVE their dogs to use a run down by me in SS/GH.

  • That picture reminded me – it really is a spectacularly ugly building. Why are so many new buildings yellowish in color?!
    So that makes it a points win for the dog owner. I agree with basementalist that both are probably a-holes, but the egg thrower is an a-hole with bad taste.

  • daveinbedstuy

    BoD, read the story. The egg thrower was within his rights if the run was supposed to be closed.

    I agree, stupid Novo buyers (who paid oftentimes well above $700 psf) should have known better than to move next to a park and then complain about THAT noise.

  • denton

    rob, it’s a public dog run under Parks jurisdiction.

    My dog is not neutered and I have never been chastised about it. There’s just something about you, rob.

    btw, there plenty of kids in the Novo, coulda just been a kid having some fun. Ah, the good ol’ days.

  • You know what – I’m going to change my mind, because I don’t know whether the dog was really being loud or not, b/c I wasn’t there. Yapping dogs can piss me off but on the other hand there are people out there who go PSYCHO over dogs barking in the distance. Mostly women, in my experience. I’ve dated like 2 or 3 women who would get totally irrational over barking dogs and demand that I confront the neighbors or call the police or whatever and get all up in my face when I told them they were being over sensitive and should just deal with it.

  • delepp

    The whole point of having a balcony is to toss water balloons.

  • denton

    if the egg woulda hit a poor doggie instead of a human, everyone would be outraged!

  • daveinbedstuy

    “this nosey busy body starts screaming and alerting in the dog run, saying over and over, “unneutered dog! unneutered dog!”

    I bet that person hasn’t had any sex in a long time. I would have told him/her to STFU and go somewhere else if he/she didn’t like it.

  • daveinbedstuy

    I think the egg throw should practice his aim.

  • dibs, yes it’s true i jumped to conclusions and did not read the story. Still upsets me that people complain about noise after they’ve bought into a place next to obviously noisy areas. and yes, that building is fuggo….wow

  • slopefarm

    Egg toss is over the line. Owners in these new anonymous high rises need to respect the fact that they are part of a neighborhood and not be such overentitled strangers. Just open the window and yell S T F U like everyone else does it in Brooklyn.

    Seriously, I’m with BOD on this one. Dog shouldn’t have been in there barking after hours but not unexpected. Either get out there yourself and talk to the owner or call 311. But egg toss is an assault.

  • daveinbedstuy

    Bottom line here is that the residents are upset they overpaid in a really fugly building and they need to vent their frustrations.

  • denton

    benson, having been there, I think you have a lot of reverberating surfaces that exacerbate the problem. You got stone walls on each side, plus gravel. I think the sound really bounces around.

  • Do dogs instinctively know to run and jump over those white thingys (don’t know what they’re called) in the picture? Or do the owners show them how to do it?

  • denton

    “I bet that person hasn’t had any sex in a long time. I would have told him/her to STFU and go somewhere else if he/she didn’t like it.”

    Yeah didbs, the first person that tells me that I’ll tell her to do it to her bf! (or gf)

  • a shattered egg hitting someones eye at the right angle can actually cause someone to go blind. the person throwing the egg was really stupid doing that. they should have flung a turd tied up neatly in a butt wipe!

    *rob*

  • daveinbedstuy

    “Don’t run with those scissors, you’ll put your eye out.”

  • denton

    BTW we’re trying to get a area that’s used as a dog run made into an official dog run down by me in the SS/GH area. We need CB and Parks approval, so we have a community petition going on. There are no high rises anywhere nearby! Pls sign the petition!

    http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/ghdg/

  • Maly

    Have you dated a lot of men, lechacal? I’d like for you to explain the scientific value of your observations about gender.
    I never thought i’d ever say that, but I agree with Rob: a water balloon makes a much better and less messy point about closing time. Just like a wastrel Novo buyer, throwing a perfectly good egg (at least a quarter) when a water balloon (less than a cent) works just as well.

  • First of all in defense of the Novo owners (of which I am NOT) – the dog run was apparently closed – so the dog owner was being a dick (especially if his dog was barking incessently)

    2nd – while I am the 1st to say….if you buy a house next to a ______ you cant complain about {obvious effects of)________.
    -But in fairness, the dog run and skateboarding park werent there when the Novo was built (or before) and while their were plans for the upgrade, its not like the residents could hear for themselves what they would eventually face.

    Finally, not a defense but an observation – I can not imagine HOW on earth the people in the rear of the Novo take the noise from the park. I could handle the yelling children, and I could tolerate the dogs, but I would definitely find the skate board scrapping annoying and basketballs bouncing can definitely be tiresome….but beyond all others – I am fairly certain that the incessant and unique sound of the handballs bouncing would cause me to climb to the top of the Novo and jump.

    Even 2 blocks away I can hear it, all summer long – from that distance it isnt a big deal, but stand next to the novo one summer day – its worse than waterboarding.

  • Low powered bb guns can do the trick too. Gotta have good aim so you don’t make anyone go blind, but a good sting in the ass for the dog’s owner would have cleared him out pretty quick.

  • “Have you dated a lot of men, lechacal?”

    None, I’m straight. But my interactions with humans actually go beyond people I have dated.

    “I’d like for you to explain the scientific value of your observations about gender.”

    100% of the people I have met who have gotten totally irrationally worked up about dogs barking when it honest to God just wasn’t that loud and the people could have just closed the goddamn window or moved to another room have been women.

  • “My dog is not neutered and I have never been chastised about it. There’s just something about you, rob.”

    Finally I might agree with Rob on something. You should be chastised. THERE ARE ENOUGH DOGS!!!! We dont need your stupid one breeding any more puppies – get your dog neutured for god sakes. Every frikin week THOUSANDS of perfectly friendly, capable and smart dogs are KILLED in NYC because they have no home. THERE ARE ENOUGH DOGS!!!!

    There – now you have been chastised Denton

  • benson

    You know, I think this post was a trick by Mr. B to keep the number of clicks up on a slow news day.

    Seems to have all the elements guaranteed for a large number of hits: resident of evil, ugly new Park Slope condo tower throws egg on poor doggie and his owner. Surely a brownstone owner would never do this!!!

  • denton

    “There – now you have been chastised Denton”

    Do it to your gf, and get back to me.

  • *yawn*

    No one seems to want to get worked up about my offensive posts. Am I not being offensive enough? Please advise. Maybe I should just go do some work.

  • daveinbedstuy

    fsrq, just because a dog isn’t neutered doesn’t mean it’s going to breed. If it’s running wild, yes. There are actually responsible owners out there.

  • Underwater Novo holders gone wild.

    ***Bid half off peak comps***

  • benson

    “Even 2 blocks away I can hear it, all summer long – from that distance it isnt a big deal, but stand next to the novo one summer day – its worse than waterboarding.

    FSRG;

    That handball court used to be right across the street from my bedroom window and you are 1000% correct – it used to drive me crazy, especially the 4 Con Ed workers who would start up a game at 6.30 in the morning.

    I was so thrilled when they moved the handball court to the back of the Novo, and now it is tolerablefrom my place. Also, the Con Ed game seems to have stopped. My “loss” was the Novo’s “gain”!!

  • daveinbedstuy

    Let’s all move to the Norah Jones Windows Issue post, now. This building is fugly anyway. Who cares.

  • The Novo sucks and is ugly and was completely overpriced and pretty much everyone who lives there is underwater now. And they probably have ARMs and can’t move because they are underwater and will just get squeezed when interest rates start going up in about 6 mos. Not like I didn’t warn them, of course, but no one listened to me.

  • The park was closed. The dog was noisy. I’m on the egg thrower’s side. One wrong does justify retribution.

    Posted by: lechacal at December 1, 2009 9:48 AM

    They’re lucky it was just an egg – my crazy upstairs neighbor when I lived on Ludlow used to dump bleach and or urine on loud drunks after 4am.

  • quote:
    100% of the people I have met who have gotten totally irrationally worked up about dogs barking when it honest to God just wasn’t that loud and the people could have just closed the goddamn window or moved to another room have been women.

    lol (it’s sorta true). 100 percent of the people ive come across in nyc who complain in general have been females. no offense, i love ya all, but you do have the complaining gene down pat!

    *rob*

  • In the name of all that is sacred, that egg better have been organic, from a free-range hen, and purchased at the Food Co-op.

  • Throw more eggs next time. I love it. And, where gloves before handling the eggs… just in case.

  • DIBS – “fsrq, just because a dog isn’t neutered doesn’t mean it’s going to breed.”

    Okay so you are just trying to torture the dog then huh???? How do you think it feels to have a set of balls and never be able to get “laid”??? I cant say for sure – but based on my experiences for a few days/weeks – its f’ing hell….makes you want to rub up against anything, makes you aggressive and irritable, makes you want to run away and f anything that moves – sounds like a great fun for a dog thats probably locked in a house 85% of the day……. Not to mention all the extra cancers and diseases that having sex organs can lead to…..get your dog fixed -> its the right thing to do and WE HAVE ENOUGH DOGS

  • Maly

    Benson, I think you have a point. This story is the Brooklyn version of Sarah Palin hunting arctic wolves from a helicopter.

  • “How do you think it feels to have a set of balls and never be able to get “laid”??? I cant say for sure – but based on my experiences for a few days/weeks – its f’ing hell….makes you want to rub up against anything, makes you aggressive and irritable, makes you want to run away and f anything that moves”

    I’m confused. I get laid all the time and I still feel like that.

  • “get your dog fixed -> its the right thing to do and WE HAVE ENOUGH DOGS”

    or a spayed F-buddy.

  • Actually lechacal the Novo is ugly, but it was cheap (for the area) and has held up well resale wise – so if people are underwater (dont think may should be) they are LESS so than virtually anyone else who bought a condo in Brooklyn in 2007.

    NO ONE WHO IS BUYING AN APARTMENT GIVES A $HIT IF THE OUTSIDE IS UGLY – remember that rule – you’ll understand the market better.

  • daveinbedstuy

    “How do you think it feels to have a set of balls and never be able to get “laid”??? I cant say for sure – but based on my experiences for a few days/weeks – its f’ing hell….makes you want to rub up against anything, makes you aggressive and irritable, makes you want to run away and f anything that moves”

    I’m confused. I get laid all the time and I still feel like that.

    Posted by: lechacal at December 1, 2009 10:28 AM

    I’ll second that. no homo.

  • benson

    True story: my male dog became MORE agitated when I had him spayed. He basically hates every dog and person he runs across in Byrne Park.

    Maybe it has something to do with the owner…..

  • Arkady

    My ex-bf used to go crazy about dogs barking when I hadn’t even noticed there were any. In my experience it’s guys who get more rabid about it.

  • DIBS Lechacal – I hear you – now try NOT having release for a few weeks…..

    Think about the torture an intact dog at the Novo feels. At home 85% of the day with nothing to think about but the never ending frustration of not being able to get ‘release’, compounded by the incessant “ponging” of handballs bouncing tens of thousands of times a day…… I bet if they could talk they’d BEG to go to CACC.

  • Maly

    Yes Rob, you’re such a girl. Nothing but complaining all day long.

  • Benson – I think it has to do with the Park – all neutering did was allow the dog to think more clearly about the douche bags he was being forced to interact with

  • “My ex-bf used to go crazy about dogs barking when I hadn’t even noticed there were any. In my experience it’s guys who get more rabid about it.”

    Noitisn’t noitisn’t noitisn’t nanny nanny poo poo (covering ears) I can’t hear you

  • daveinbedstuy

    “DIBS Lechacal – I hear you – now try NOT having release for a few weeks…..”

    Would never happen. I”d just pay for it. Easier that way oftentimes.

  • “Think about the torture an intact dog at the Novo feels. At home 85% of the day with nothing to think about but the never ending frustration of not being able to get ‘release’,”

    OK, wait, serious question. I haven’t had a dog since I was a kid and don’t know the answer. Can dogs get themselves off? I don’t mean just lick the lipstick, I mean get release. Is the only way a dog gets release by sexing another dog?

  • Keep it classy, lechecal.

  • quote:
    They’re lucky it was just an egg – my crazy upstairs neighbor when I lived on Ludlow used to dump bleach and or urine on loud drunks after 4am.

    when did you live on ludlow? i lived on ludlow from june of 2001 to summer of 05.

    *rob*

  • I am with “bowl of dicks” et al. Dogs should be able to bark in their dog run and the run, skate park, etc. were there first. Who in their right mind would choose to live on 4th Ave., if they want total quiet?

  • Biff Champion

    “when did you live on ludlow? i lived on ludlow from june of 2001 to summer of 05.”

    DH, did your crazy upstairs neighbour bear an uncanny resemblance to Rob?

  • quote:
    They’re lucky it was just an egg – my crazy upstairs neighbor when I lived on Ludlow used to dump bleach and or urine on loud drunks after 4am.

    FYI, that is exactly what me and some friends did from the roof on ludlow on friday and saturday nights when ludlow turned into a low rent frat boy version of mardi gras (we did water balloons tho) that is how the whole water balloon thing started with me!!!

    *rob*

  • “when did you live on ludlow? i lived on ludlow from june of 2001 to summer of 05.

    *rob*”

    Aug 03 – Aug 04 – btw Stanton and Rivington aka the worst block on earth.

  • quote:
    How do you think it feels to have a set of balls and never be able to get “laid”???

    are you a moron? dogs with balls pleasure themselves if they cant get laid. i cant tell you how many times i came home only to find that my pillows were completely violated!

    *rob*

  • DIBS – not to go off-topic too much (what is the topic here anyway) but arent you gay?

    No offense but my male gay friends tell me that unless you are the elephant man – you can always find another dude for ‘release’….so I guess I am asking – whats wrong with you that you need to pay???? (you are destroying my one main reason for wishing I was gay)

  • benson

    I think we have reached a new low point on Brownstoner…….

  • Rob – thanks for highlighting another reason to get your dog fixed (beyond that – WE HAVE ENOUGH DOGS) – most people do not like to come home and find their apartment covered in Jizz!!!!

  • quote:
    my male dog became MORE agitated when I had him spayed

    i dont blame him for being mad that they took out is ovaries lol

    *rob*

  • “dogs with balls pleasure themselves if they cant get laid. i cant tell you how many times i came home only to find that my pillows were completely violated!”

    Awesome. Thanks for answering my question Rob!

  • No Benson – I think I have found a lower place!

  • Biff Champion

    “No offense but my male gay friends tell me that unless you are the elephant man – you can always find another dude for ‘release’….”

    Actually, if one is hung like an elephant, one has the option of another form of self-gratification. “Look mom, no hands!!”

    Benson, I believe NOW we’ve officially reached a new low point.

  • slopefarm

    fsrq — It is irrelevant that the dog run wasn’t there when the novo went up. No one moving into the Novo has any right being surprised by the dog run/skate park etc. behind it. That spot has been a recreational park for decades. Before construction of the novo, it was a blacktop softball “field” with games starting as early as 8am on Sundays (I could hear the “ping” of the aluminum bats all the way over on 3rd Street). During construction it was taken over by the developer and was part of the construction site and the developer was required to rebuild the park to a new publicly disclosed design that included the skate park and dog run. Anyone expecting a park with trees asnd benches just simply wasn’t paying attention. I agree the dog owner was out of line, but there are reasonable and unreasonable ways of handling it. Anyone buying on the Terrapin side of the Novo who looked out the window and didn’t ask “what’s going to be there when the construction is over” just wasn’t serious about the issue.

  • quote:
    Can dogs get themselves off? I don’t mean just lick the lipstick, I mean get release. Is the only way a dog gets release by sexing another dog?

    yes. like i stated earlier. my pillows became my dog’s b-tch! and yes, jizz everywhere. gross. at the time tho i thought it was normal and the thought of neutering him didnt really cross my mind. after he did stop humping pretty much and lost his sex drive. neutering him also caused him to lose a lot of his rugged pitbull muscle tone. oh yeah, and he started squatting when he peed. :-/ so a neutered dog has it’s plusses and it’s minusses

    *rob*

  • **shaking my head in disbelief**

    You learn something new everyday on B’Stoner. Some of them you never wanted to know in the first place. But I suppose it’s free knowledge nonethelesss. Sigh.

  • Thanks to everyone for inspiring me to log off and focus on work.

  • benson

    So pulling this altogether, the next question is:

    Are upspayed gay dogs more content in a brownstone or a condo tower?

    Discuss.

  • East New York

    “Do dogs instinctively know to run and jump over those white thingys (don’t know what they’re called) in the picture? Or do the owners show them how to do it?”

    Some dogs up and do it by themselves, some you have to teach. Some learn easily and instantly, some take time. Some dogs would love it and do it repeatedly, some dogs will refuse to do it at all. It all depends on the breed of dog and the individual dog’s character.

    FSRG is correct. Unless you’re a breeder, you should neuter your dog.

  • daveinbedstuy

    DIBS – not to go off-topic too much (what is the topic here anyway) but arent you gay?

    No offense but my male gay friends tell me that unless you are the elephant man – you can always find another dude for ‘release’….so I guess I am asking – whats wrong with you that you need to pay???? (you are destroying my one main reason for wishing I was gay)

    Posted by: fsrg at December 1, 2009 10:51 AM

    Yes, but oftentimes these gay guys want to go on a date and not have sex on the first date. What kind of date is that??????

    Yes, I can find that within a few blocks of my office any time of the day!!!!

  • quote:
    Aug 03 – Aug 04 – btw Stanton and Rivington aka the worst block on earth.

    we basically lived around the corner from each other. i lived above the grilled cheese place directly across from las venus furniture. ludlow started getting really absurd around the time stretch limos started pulling up and dropping total B&T trash off. i used to sit on the front stoop of my building in the summers and drink king cobras with my super. thinking back, cops totally passed and never said anything.

    *rob*

  • “yes. like i stated earlier. my pillows became my dog’s b-tch! and yes, jizz everywhere. gross.”

    That is SUPER gross. Did you ever try to go to sleep and like roll over in in accidentially or did you always see it first?

  • Biff Champion

    “Yes, but oftentimes these gay guys want to go on a date and not have sex on the first date. What kind of date is that??????”

    I agree with DIBS here. If you’re going to go on a date with the sole intention of scoring, is it really that much worse to just skip the restaurant and use the money to rent a guy for the same amount of time with 100% certainty of scoring and without the BS of the small talk?

  • Biff Champion

    Ugh, doggie wet spots. Even I’M shkeeved out.

  • lethecal, youre getting waaaaaay too into this. and the answer is no, i never rolled into a puddle of my dog’s love juice if that’s what youre asking me. he respected me and i respected him so he only did his humping when i wasnt home.

    *rob*

  • OK, my other blog is back up and running. See you all later!

  • daveinbedstuy

    Oftentimes I take the hustler to dinner as well and that raises the price. usually they are more interesting and fun than a “normal” date.

  • no doubt rob – i lived right across from where libation is right now. so glad i got outta there before stanton social and libation opened. can’t imagine it now.

    King cobra is the ish – but you didn’t take advantage of the cheap 40s at the bodega on the corner of delancey and essex?

  • “he respected me and i respected him so he only did his humping when i wasnt home.”

    Sounds like my husband.

  • daveinbedstuy

    I hope Mr’ B doesn’t have a “moment” and we all get banned.

  • “OK, my other blog is back up and running. See you all later!”

    So, this was just a filler! What a f*cking loser!!!!

  • benson

    Let this be a lesson to Mr. B: don’t try to fill in a slow news day with puff pieces about evil Park Slope condo owners tossing eggs at poor little Fido…..it will degenerate into an OT (sans Cats).

    Better to stick to “Horror Shows”!

  • East New York

    “he respected me and i respected him so he only did his humping when i wasnt home.”

    This conversation has taken a very strange turn, which is saying something.

  • denton

    “fsrq — It is irrelevant that the dog run wasn’t there when the novo went up. No one moving into the Novo has any right being surprised by the dog run/skate park etc. behind it. That spot has been a recreational park for decades”

    That’s right, SF, and not only that, there was not one but TWO legal dog runs right next to the Novo. As the brokers for the Novo and others said in their ads.

  • quote:
    but you didn’t take advantage of the cheap 40s at the bodega on the corner of delancey and essex?

    i used to buy my 40s at the candy store on houston street near Katz deli because they used to let me get cigs and 40s on credit when i was broke lol. ugh sometimes i dont even realize how white trash i am until i actually see it typed out :-/

    *rob*

  • blowfish

    lethacal- don’t rely on your empiracal evidence. i’m not bothered by barking dogs, husband is. he’s more sensitive to noise, and also a light sleeper, although he loves dogs and me not so much. i think it has more to do with how you were brought up- noisy v quiet home. you must be attraccted to women who were coddled or ignored (both = quiet home in my mind) or only children in a petless home

  • did you just call lech’s wife a ho?

  • I’m gonna have to agree with Benson here. Horror Show Fridays are a safer bet. Stick with those, Mr. B. Please.

  • blowfish

    lol dh. no! just talking ’bout bitches in general!

  • the quality of life threads, like this one is listed under, are always my favorite.

    *rob*

  • **sorry to hijack this thread, but it will only take a moment**

    BROWNSTONER HOLIDAY PARTY THIS THURSDAY, DEC. 3 AT 6PM AT BELL HOUSE! SEE THE FORUM POSTING FOR EVENT DETAILS!

    **now back to our regularly scheduled programming**

  • “FSRG is correct. Unless you’re a breeder, you should neuter your dog. “–
    what is with all this anti-gay talk….why should we have to get dogs neutered and not you people.

  • SF and Denton – I am not saying that the dog run/park amenities were a secret to Novo buyers – far from it – I just thought that many people who arent familiar with the area might have thought the Novo was built after (the current park features) were in place. Which it wasnt – that part of the park was a dirt lot during the Novo’s construction (cause the Dev got to use it in exchange for building new amenities)
    Not a major difference but still a difference.

  • “i cant tell you how many times i came home only to find that my pillows were completely violated!”

    Note to Self: Avoid *rob’s* pillows, as well as his beanbag.

    “also he wouldnt even attempt to socialize with the other dogs, he’d just go about his business and they would come up to HIM and pick a fight!”

    *rob*, I had the same problem with the dog run in Brooklyn Heights. CDog would mind her own business while doing her business, and the other dogs would yap at her and attack her, and this tight-knit clique of dog owners there, who do NOT welcome new people or their dogs to the dog run, all thought their dogs were so cute, and would never pull them off her, so I just started walking her and taking her over to Cobble Hill Park, in which, surprisingly for Cobble Hill (see Norah Jones “Windowgate” thread), dogs are allowed.

  • Anyone have any questions about moose you’d like me to answer??

    [wink]

  • “I agree with DIBS here. If you’re going to go on a date with the sole intention of scoring, is it really that much worse to just skip the restaurant and use the money to rent a guy for the same amount of time with 100% certainty of scoring and without the BS of the small talk?”

    OK, I agree with DIBS, too, and with Curious Biff, who apparently has moved beyond curiosity. ^^^^^

  • I seriously don’t understand urban dog owners. Not saying they shouldn’t own dogs, just saying I don’t get it. When I was a kid out in the boonies the rules were kind of like this:

    1. Dogs are animals. Animals live outside. Dogs don’t ever come in the house, ever. Houses are for people.

    2. On cold windy winter days they can curl up in a doghouse with some blankets. And of course because you don’t pamper them they will actually have a real coat of winter fur, like animals should.

    3. If you have kids and a dog becomes a danger to any of the kids, you take it (the dog) out behind the barn and shoot it and bury it.

    4. If a dog is suffering at the end of its life, you take it out behind the barn, make it really comfortable and as happy as you possibly can, and shoot it and bury it.

    5. It’s fine to let your dog run around all day outside without being tied up as long as you have enough woods around you so the dog has its own territory or whatever. The dog knows where to go and where not to go, and which neighbor dogs he can play with.

    6. The worst thing in the world is when your dog finds a rotting carcass in the woods, because he will roll around in it and smell awful for days. Second worst thing is skunk. Harder to get the smell out but it doesn’t make you want to vomit instantly like carrion.

  • lechacal, having grown up in the ‘burbs, I agree with point 5 and experienced the skunk part of point 6. While our dogs had a dog house, generally speaking, the dog lived in the house, and the kids and their friends played in the dog house, lol. Points 3 and 4, never!

  • “When I was a kid out in the boonies the rules were kind of like this:” 1) 1st cousins were fair game.
    2) if your dog was better looking than cousin… that’s allowed too.

  • East New York

    “When I was a kid out in the boonies the rules were kind of like this:”

    There are dogs breeds that have been developed and domesticated (by breeders) to live indoors. Some of these breeds have been around for hundreds of years. It’s OK for some dogs to live outside, but certainly not all. So, your life-affirming experience in the boonies notwithstanding, one size does not fit all.

  • Biff Champion

    “2. On cold windy winter days they can curl up in a doghouse with some blankets. And of course because you don’t pamper them they will actually have a real coat of winter fur, like animals should.”

    Lech, I think some people would actually be surprised to learn that, even today some dogs actually live outside all year long and not all are domesticated.

  • Biff Champion

    Rule 7:

    Dogs can actually survive without being fed table scraps, especially while people are at the table eating at the time.

  • …what’s scarier here?

    The fact that so many of us have the time to comment on an egg thrower and a dog

    or

    the fact that many of these rules and observations apply to humans as well…?

  • in other words…

    left to our own devices,
    many of us would just as soon grow fur,
    hump pillows, pee all over the place and howl at odd hours.

  • Legion, is that NOT what we do already? (BTW, I emailed you about Bell House.)

  • Havemeyer

    My neutered male dog continued to have sex, which was a bit awkward sometimes, as they kind of stick together for twenty minutes or so.

    Babies do NOT need quiet to sleep.

  • “There are dogs breeds that have been developed and domesticated (by breeders) to live indoors. Some of these breeds have been around for hundreds of years. It’s OK for some dogs to live outside, but certainly not all. So, your life-affirming experience in the boonies notwithstanding, one size does not fit all.”

    OK ENY, then maybe I should add:

    7. Never buy a dog that can’t spend the winter outside, or for that matter any dog that would be referred to by the guys down at the lunch counter as a “kick dog” (this was the term used to refer to little dogs that one could presumably kick a good distance if they got in your way, although this was mostly macho affirmation and I never saw anyone do anything like this).

  • Arkady

    Beatles first came on sale in US today in 1963.
    The Chinese were the first to domesticate dogs…

  • Oh yeah, and:

    8. Dogs are very useful animals. They keep bad people away from your house, and they are good companions. And they teach valuable lessons to kids about responsibility etc etc. But if a dog proves itself incapable of performing any of these functions and you can’t find someone who wants to take it from you, you know where the barn is.

  • Biff Champion

    “Babies do NOT need quiet to sleep.”

    Very true, Heather. My two Champs were around noise all the time when we lived in Manhattan and they adapt to it. They have to pass out at some point! They never had a problem. They adapt. I could take them in a stroller past guys doing roadwork and ambulances and they wouldn’t stir.

  • lechacal – boy you are in rare form…let me give you the real Rule #1 -

    NEVER BUY A DOG – you are getting ripped off, a dog with the same or better qualities is being put down right now for no other reason than THERE ARE TOO MANY DOGS.

    The rest of your rules aren’t really – many dogs arent suited for the farm life you describe and others are.

  • Recently discovered home movies from the childhood of lechacal:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Bmkdaqrg-8

  • Yeah whatever fsrg. Just halfheartedly trying to get a rise out of people. Not working I guess. *yawn*

    Dont worry, I don’t own a dog. Haven’t had one since I was a kid. I had a white mutt of sorts named Buck, and he got hit by a car (my mom’s car). At some point I had a brown mutt named Pat (completely serious), and not really sure what happened to him. Then my parents got all fancy and bought me a Golden Retriever, whom I named Shasta. He ended up getting cancer or something and was taken out behind the barn. After that I was going off to college and couldn’t have a dog.

    So my first Pet’s name was Buck and I grew up on a road wth a name that starts with the word “Harlo”, so I guess that means my porn star name is Buck Harlo.

  • Rule #9
    Get a cat.

  • Biff Champion

    Lech, that’s funny. When I was a kid, I thought I would one day name my first child “Shasta”. Soda pop was so rare a treat for us then and the Shasta commercials used to drive me crazy. Yes, my life in Canada…

  • Biff Champion

    Snark, that was funny. Good find!

  • Could we just forgo pets altogether?

    DH, were your neighbors’ tactics effective?

  • We had a cat, which I think got to stay inside. Once I spraypainted the cat, which no one else thought was anywhere near as funny as I did. I got in a wicked lot of trouble for that, although I bet you anything my dad was trying not to laugh his ass off the whole time. Another time I shaved the cat’s tail. Or tried to. Memory kind of fuzzy but I’m pretty sure I got most of the hair off.

    I was a trouble maker. Can you believe that? No I’m being completely serious. This one time I told my kid sister, who must have been 5 or so at the time, that if she drank dirty dishwater she would be able to fly off the top of a stepladder, which was like a really cruel double joke. Once she drank the stuff she was totally invested and had to try to fly. I got in a lot of fights at school. I know, I know, super hard to believe, but it’s true.

  • Biff Champion

    “Memory kind of fuzzy”

    Unlike the cat’s tail, after you got a hold of it.

  • Biff, you know what’s funny is apparently Shasta is starting to pop up as a kids’ name among the “I couldn’t possibly name my child something ordinary or non-artistic” parent set, and in my mind it will always just be a dog’s name.

  • Snark, that was pretty funny.

  • Biff Champion

    Lech, in my mind it’ll always be a delicious soft drink that I was deprived of. But I’m glad I didn’t name my first born Shasta. Champ #1 has more of a ring to it.

  • biff,
    used to be that 7-up had lithium in it.
    that was the “up” it gave you.
    I remember shasta as a kid too. didn’t it have a grapefruit flavor to it?

    cgar,
    thanks for the email. will check.

  • People between the heights of 5’2″ and 5’10″ are stupid and piss me off. They’re boring average height people. If you’re going to be a height, it should be either tall or short. I can’t believe anyone would choose to be in the middle.

  • lechacal,

    how about 5’2″ in width?

  • you’re right lechacal. It is a lifestyle choice and I don’t think they should have right to marry.

  • quote:
    Biff, you know what’s funny is apparently Shasta is starting to pop up as a kids’ name among the “I couldn’t possibly name my child something ordinary or non-artistic” parent set, and in my mind it will always just be a dog’s name.

    uh, or a stripper from kansas. i have totally seen a woman named shasta on jerry springer.

    *rob*

  • That’s right Pete. They could go to height re-adjustment seminars. Anyone who chooses not to is choosing to go against the natural order of things.

  • “People between the heights of 5’2″ and 5’10″ are stupid and piss me off. They’re boring average height people. If you’re going to be a height, it should be either tall or short. I can’t believe anyone would choose to be in the middle.”

    lechacal, sir, I’m sorry I pissed you off. I have a call in to my doctor to see about adding 4″.

  • “lechacal, sir, I’m sorry I pissed you off. I have a call in to my doctor to see about adding 4″.”

    HA!! That makes two of us!!! haha

  • “you’re right lechacal. It is a lifestyle choice and I don’t think they should have right to marry.”

    Not to worry, Pete, my people aren’t allowed to marry, and I’m told that my height – or lack thereof – is the ONLY reason.

  • Havemeyer

    Someone has to have twins and name them Shasta and Tab.

  • CGar,

    how’s cdog doing by the way?

    Heather,

    we you ever in an 80′s movie with Christian Slater?

  • CGar, what you lack in height, you make up in double posts.

  • ET, I’m told I also make up for it in other ways ;)

    Legion, thanks for asking. It’s sad. She’s got a bad limp. Some days she can barely move with it. Other days she walks at a good clip, arthritis and limp notwithstanding. I’m hoping she’ll be good to go after I find a way to get her to take her meds (just ordered in a new flavor) and after she starts cortisone shots.

  • You idiot’s need to get A life.you ever in an 80′s movie with Christian slater,you’re such a WALDO Legion.

  • Janko, I just took a look at your posting history. You seem to have the insight and spelling skills of a bag of soggy dicks.

  • Biff Champion

    “You idiot’s need to get A life.you ever in an 80′s movie with Christian slater,you’re such a WALDO Legion.”

    janko, we’ve met Legion and hs is intelligent, handsome, charismatic, well spoken and a doctor. What are you, other than a douchebag who can’t string together a grammatically correct sentence?

  • lechame you must be his boyfriend.

  • awwwww.. those poor, poor people at novo. they buy a unit in a building that’s located right-smack in the middle of reality, and then it gets noisy outside.. waaaahhh. my heart (sob!) breaks for them.

  • Biff Champion

    “and HE is intelligent”

    At least I correct my grammatical mistakes.
    :-)

  • sounds like Biff is making the moves on Legion.

  • Biff Chumpion go play with your starwar figures.

  • BTW,, what is a WALDO? is it related to a PLUSA?

  • “lechame you must be his boyfriend.”

    Why do I always get in arguments with people who just box me in and go for the kill like that? I’m no match for this.

  • “Biff Chumpion go play with your starwar figures.”

    Biff you just got PWNED. I mean completely SERVED. Cleanup in aisle 3!!!

  • Biff Champion

    “sounds like Biff is making the moves on Legion.”

    Well he is quite a catch.
    [No Homo]

    “Biff Chumpion go play with your starwar figures.”

    Oh dear, I also best not match wits with such a sharp and intelligent individual. I’ve never been more severely PWNED.

  • CGar,
    sorry to hear about cdog’s paw problem. I think I told you about my dog’s problems which were similar. Prednisone helped as well as wrapping the paw at night for compression.

    janko,
    what’s with the hostility dude? keep it lite, it’s only a blog, after all.

  • Kensingtonian

    ha ha ha, You guys must feel like I do when I “conversate” with Stevie. At least my little stalker can spell. Naner naner naaaaannnerrrr.

  • Kensingtonidiot,It’s a play on word’s and name’s.

  • Kensingtonidiot,It’s a play on word’s and name’s.

  • “BTW,, what is a WALDO? is it related to a PLUSA?”

    WALDO (Where Asshats Like Drinks Outdoors)is a place every PLUSA wants to go to.

  • hey thanks biff, ;)

    lol.

    janko, give it up. it’s a losing battle.
    besides you are only proving my earlier point about us all growing fur, howling and humping the pillows.

  • “It’s a play on word’s and name’s.”

    Oooooh, I get it [rolling eyes].
    YOU are a janius!

  • Lechame it’ A blog of idiot comment’s.

  • Biff Champion

    “BTW,, what is a WALDO? is it related to a PLUSA?”

    More importantly, WHERE is Waldo?

  • “It’s a play on word’s and name’s.”

    And you are so good at it, that’s you’re now also playing with apostrophe’s where none should be used.

  • …biff,

    you still have my Lando Calrissian action figure, by the way.
    I need him to complete the Return of the Jedi set.

  • > It’s a play on word’s and name’s

    It’s a downright apostrophe catastrophe.

  • Kensingtonian

    Lechame it’ A blog of idiot comment’s.

    Posted by: janko at December 1, 2009 4:38 PM

    Right….and you keep on reading every thread on this “idiot” blog lol.

  • I like apostrophe’s and mispelling words, but you idiot’s love being WALDO’S.

  • I like apostrophe’s and mispelling words, but you idiot’s love being WALDO’S.

  • Lechame it’ A blog of idiot comment’s.

    Posted by: janko at December 1, 2009 4:38 PM

    …and yet, you continue to post here.

    would that make you an idiot’s toadie? lol

  • Biff Champion

    “Lechame it’ A blog of idiot comment’s.”

    Ok, the real challenge in trying to match wits with janko is that it is damn near impossible to decipher his insults in order to adequately and appropriately address them!

  • And before anyone corrects my ‘ placement. I know. It was intentional to make my point.
    I’m no grammar/spelling genius, but I know the difference between possessive and plural.

  • Biff Champion

    “It’s a downright apostrophe catastrophe.”

    QOTD.

  • I’m telling you.

    …if we don’t quiet down here,
    somebody’s gonna throw an egg on us!

  • Biff Champion

    “I like apostrophe’s and mispelling words,”

    Then you must be having a total blast this afternoon.

  • Girl’s at least I know I’m an idiot, you loser’s have no clue.

  • action figure my a**….you macho men are afraid to say you played with dolls?

  • hey folks,

    I think we figured out who’s throwing the eggs on hapless dogs.

    It’s been Junko all along.

  • I’m having an real blast.

  • Kensingtonian

    Did I miss a “Crazies welcome to Brownstoner” campaign sometime recently?

    Maybe Mr. B’s way to give back to the community is to grant access rights to a local Healthcare Clinic for a couple of hours a day.

  • > …if we don’t quiet down here,
    > somebody’s gonna throw an egg on us!

    Indeed, as we speak, I am plotting to eggstract my revenge.

    Oooh, that was bad. My apologies in advance.

  • Kensingtonian

    action figure my a**….you macho men are afraid to say you played with dolls?

    Posted by: Petebklyn at December 1, 2009 4:48 PM

    I actually play with dolls till this day, all day long. It’s my j-o-b.

  • Biff Champion

    I think janko already got quite a bit of egg on his face.

  • It would’nt be eggs I was throwing.

  • I’m obviously going to have the relinquish the Brownstoner “Best Debater” crown to janko. Never before today have I seen this kind of wit. This is a raw talent, the kind that you can only wish the best on her way to the top. At first I didn’t get it, but then I got out a pad and paper and worked my way through it, and suddenly it hit me:

    Champion –> “Chumpion”

    You might not see it at first, but look closer. Do you see how she changed the third letter so now it says “Chump”? Biff, she called you a Chump, to your face, by rearranging the letters of your name!! If you still don’t get it just think about it for a while. I bet it took her no more than a few seconds to think of this, and guys like you and I and Legion are left scratching our heads. I mean we’re just a doctor and a lawyer and an investment banker – why she must be head of rocket science for NASA!

  • Biff Chumpion your’re so gay/

  • janko,

    were you ever in an 80′s movie with kevin bacon? ;)

  • > I think janko already got quite a bit of egg on his face.

    Or rob’s dog mistook his face for a pillow.

  • ditmasnark,

    lol. clean-up on janko’s face.

    or better yet. close-up on janko’s face for the money shot courtesy of robs pooch.

  • “I think janko already got quite a bit of egg on his face.”

    Those aren’t raw egg whites, Biff. Ask DIBS what they are, he’ll tell you.

  • Kensingtonian

    Lech, lol. True story…One of my grad school professors worked for IT department in NASA (at a managerial role no less). She was the dumbest professor I ever had. My high school gym teacher was smarter.

  • Quick PSA for Biff: Back online over there. SUPER FAST. Completely revamped and juiced. Looking good. Gotta re-register though.

  • Biff Champion

    “Girl’s at least I know I’m an idiot,”
    “I’m having an real blast.”

    Ok, this is getting boring. We don’t even have to say anything. We can just sit back and watch junko self-destruct and PWN himself.

    Snark, careful, one more of those and you might actually have your QOTD taken away from you! That was bad, as in Biff-bad. :-)

  • OK girls have to go and wipe the egg off my face.it’s been A blast.

  • Biff Champion

    “Biff Chumpion your’re so gay/”

    Janko, I’m begging you for mercy. Please stop. I am being destroyed by your sharp tongue.

    By the way, “your’re”? Is that like YOUR’RETRASH?

  • I’m the gay one. Not Biff. He’s just curious.

  • Biff Champion

    Junko, thanks for playing. We have some very nice parting gifts and consolation prizes for you.

  • OK now that we’re done with Bukkake all over jenko, I can move back to my regular blog home. Biff see you over there.

  • idiot’s love
    WALDO’S
    would’nt
    Girl’s
    you loser’s
    your’re
    apostrophe’s

    OMG. The apostrophe””s are driving me crazy!!!!

  • “That was bad, as in Biff-bad.”

    I think you meant: Biff’bad.

  • lechacal,

    I think your analysis is spot on.
    Faced with janko’s level of verbal alacrity and
    facility of wit, we are mere pawns for his amusement.
    Nothing more than disjointed action figures in a world of cynical giants.

  • Biff Champion

    Lech, thanks for the heads-up [No Homo]
    I’ll check it out.

  • [paging DIBS over there: sorry to everyone else for doing a cross-blog post, we had a systems outage]

  • daveinbedstuy

    he jenko, you idiot, try taking a swipe at me if you want your sorry dumb ass handed to you. Christ, I haven’t seen such a moron since the like of ghettazzpnkbtch!!!!

  • Hey daveinbedsty did you mean to write you’re dumb ass instead of you??? It’s been a while since I had my dumb ass handed to me, I’ve been looking for it and you sound like just the girl to do it!!!

  • I ment to address you as davidbastard.my bad.

  • And I meant to spell it ment.jackass.

  • I forgot the apostrophe on me’nt.

  • janko, you are my hero!!

    thanks for setting these people straight!!

  • stevieb I was just holding court for you,somebody had to slap them a little.