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  • Wagers on our most recent blogicide?
    I submit 24 minutes.

  • I’ve talked to folks in my neighborhood and several building owners on my block are leaving apartments vacant after tenents move out. The building next door to me has 10 out of over 60 units empty.

  • I heard there are plans for some new Islamic cultural center near Ground Zero.

    Anyone know anything about this?

  • “Anyone know anything about this?”

    Heard they moved the site. Worried about bedbugs.

  • Etson, I thought bedbugs only exist in Park Slope.

  • Who blogacided?

    Last night I had my last night on the town before getting back to a life of work and drudgery. Lots of water and multivitamins before going to sleep is really helping things. Is it weird that I almost got in a fight with a guy at the Herald Square KFC sometime around 1 am last night? He totally started it though. He was giving the poor kids behing the counter all kind of shit because they wouldn’t make some meal for him and generally being one of those dickwads who goes into a shitty fast food restaurant and starts acting entitled to awesome customer service. Pudgy annoying gay guy, but surprisingly aggressive when challenged. Drunk out of his little mind too. Boy he really really wanted some kind of fried chicken that they weren’t going to give him, and he didn’t enjoy being told to shut the fuck up and get the fuck out of line and let me get my own shitty fried chicken.

  • Oh right I also started a blogfight with 11217 yesterday didn’t I. Well I’m heading to the cape shortly and I’m not going to be around today, so I’m going to disappoint you all and just leave it at that. Anyways I already said what I think about him. He’s shallow and vain and is transparently obsessed with celebrity as if being around famous people somehow makes him a cooler person, which it doesn’t. Not much else to say really. I see he said something last night about my needing permission from my wife to take a piss, whatever that’s supposed to be about.

  • ” Is it weird that I almost got in a fight with a guy at the Herald Square KFC”

    What is weirder to me is that anyone in their right mind would eat at a Herald Square KFC. Indeed, you must have been VERY drunk.

  • Lech, funny story. I would NEVER argue with anyone working at a fast food restaurant, especially after having seen some of those Caught on Tape – Disgruntled Restaurant Employee Edition-type shows.

    How did you know the guy was gay, by the way? Did he look repulsed when the cashier asked if he wanted a breast?

  • lechacal, he probably wanted extra gravy for some despicable act!!!

    ishtar, why would that be??? Are the RS/RC? The rental market is strong.

  • lech, rob. Good kharma for you as I worked as a check out clerk and appreciate when a customer tells another to stfu. Last time I spoke up I got called a yenta, at Crumbs no less.

  • omg11!1! so i got out of the train this morning and this black man was walking toward me so i darted as quickly as possibly across the street and almost got hit by a bus!

    :-/

    11217, you a f-ing idiot for posting what you post last night.

    *rob*

  • Yeah benson, also weird that I took the D train from Herald Square to Atlantic Ave and then walked home to South Slope instead of just taking a cab like a normal person.

    I had wicked bad drunk munchies and needed food stat. It was the first thing I saw.

  • Grand Pa isn’t going to like this KFC talk….see Friday Links.

    YUM is up 7% YTD!!!!!!

  • i HATE people who walk into places and expect 5 star service. or people who still have that mentality that “the customer is always right”

    shut the fuck up and order your non-fat vanilla latte.

  • “Last time I spoke up I got called a yenta, at Crumbs no less.”

    Someone got mad at a person selling cupcakes? Yeesh…

    Speaking of which, if a coffee clerk is a barista, is there a new fancy schmancy name for someone working at a cupcake store? Dessert Engineer?

  • drink a lot of water before bed and you’re going to annoy the wife getting up to piss.

  • You guys are all a-holes. I’m out of here forEVER!

  • Shout out to Saraghina’s frito Misto….the calamari was PERFECT.

    If you want a real treat, they’re bringing back the bluefish ragu w/ pasta next week. This was a heavenly meal, like being back in venice!!!!!!

  • Oops, off by one minute. Sorry DeLepp, I was just trying to help you with your blogacide prediction at 9:21am.

  • quote:
    Speaking of which, if a coffee clerk is a barista, is there a new fancy schmancy name for someone working at a cupcake store? Dessert Engineer?

    that’s called a bored newly married woman in her early 30s with no skillset for the workforce and decides omgz im going to bake cupcakes while my ovaries are currently roasting ready to get bred.

    *rob*

  • Delepp was right within 2 minutes (if we base it off the start of this OT).

  • Congrats to me, 24 minutes was almost spot on.
    Glad you back rob.

  • “i HATE people who walk into places and expect 5 star service. or people who still have that mentality that “the customer is always right”

    shut the fuck up and order your non-fat vanilla latte.”

    Yeah I basically started telling this guy to STFU, you’re in a goddamn KFC at 1 am, you’re obviously not a baller so just order some food and leave the poor kid alone. The guy got up in my shit (to my surprise, I honestly didn’t expect that), so then I got way up in his, but it was super obvious that neither one of us was actually going to take a swing so it was kind of a funny no consequences say whatever you want trash the dude for asking for white tablecloth service at the Herald Square KFC kind of thing.

  • “Congrats to me, 24 minutes was almost spot on.”

    Yep, as usual, I jumped the gun and was a bit premature
    (nh/TWSS/re-write)

  • I got into a shouting match with this skank broad at a McDonalds one morning….There was a queue waiting for the next register and she walked right up.

  • Thanks for the heads up, dibs. I’ll be going to bed stuy for dinner next week.

  • “By Butterfly on August 20, 2010 9:46 AM

    quote:
    Speaking of which, if a coffee clerk is a barista, is there a new fancy schmancy name for someone working at a cupcake store? Dessert Engineer?

    that’s called a bored newly married woman in her early 30s with no skillset for the workforce and decides omgz im going to bake cupcakes while my ovaries are currently roasting ready to get bred.”

    OK, the betting window is open for the next round. Next wager: how long will it take for Cobblehiller to come along and tsk-tsk Rob for this post?

    I give it 17 minutes.

  • “I got into a shouting match with this skank broad at a McDonalds one morning….There was a queue waiting for the next register and she walked right up. ”

    I hate that! when there’s a long line for one register, and another one opens and then some random person not in the line runs up there. i flipped out once at Duane Reade.

  • “There was a queue waiting for the next register and she walked right up.”

    A queue? Did etson invade your body? (nh)

    Yeah, linejumpers are way up there with subway leg spreaders on the list of a-holes.

  • “Wagers on our most recent blogicide?”

    *bedbug*, I mean *butterfly*, didn’t even blogicide for 2 hours yesterday.

    By Butterfly on August 19, 2010 5:12 PM

    im not coming back tomorrow goodbye forEVER you people are cruel!

    And he was back in the OT at 6:56 PM.

    Welcome Back, *rob*!! Very sorry to hear about your bedbug infestation.

  • quote:
    There was a queue waiting for the next register

    at a mcdonalds? :-/

    *rob*

  • “when there’s a long line for one register, and another one opens and then some random person not in the line runs up there. i flipped out once at Duane Reade.”

    DH, totally!! Those lineups at drug stores suck. They say to form one line and then, invariably, someone walks straight up to a cashier who becomes free. Btw, loved your joke in the CH thread. Funny.

  • stfu about the bedbugs i dont have them! the laundry room which is far away from my apartment had a few dead ones! and bedbugs normally only go in apartments of rent controlled and rent stabalized tenants and midwestern transplant 20 year olds anyway. so i will not be getting them anytime soon.

    besides, i made a deal with the devil.

    *rob*

  • dibs, these are RC/RS apartments. There are a few in my building that have been empty for at least six months. One is coming up on a year.

  • I have an uncanny ability to pick the wrong line. Even if I get on the shortest line, my wait will turn out to be longer than others.

  • The Duane reade across the street from my office has a formal queing line, the CVS does not and the Duane reade about a block away does not!!!!!

  • I hard Blue Marble yesterday (Cafe Au Laut). It was really yummy.

  • “There was a queue waiting for the next register and she walked right up.”

    For me, it was at Food Emporium on the UWS. I’m in the 10 items or less lane, and this woman jumps the line (and not in a good way), and stands in front of me. And, giving her the benefit of the doubt in case she’d only recently joined civilization, I pointed out that there was line and that 1/2 dozen of us were waiting ahead of her, and she snaps at me that she only has 1 item!!!

  • Lech: so I’m going to disappoint you all and just leave it at that.

    I’ll try to cope.

  • I hate leg spreaders on the subway. Most of those men can’t possibly have balls requiring that much breathing room.

  • quote:
    I give it 17 minutes.

    im pretty sure she doesnt wake up before noon on fridays from a hardcore night of bonbon binging. so i give it about 2 hours and 17 minutes.

    *rob*

  • On-line WSJ has a story today asking the strippers at NY Dolls on Murray St. about their feelings towards the proposed GZ Islamic Center. Generally they are for it. I think full disclosure should have been enforced (no pun intended): they are expecting a good spillover business from the center.

  • By benson on August 20, 2010 10:04 AM

    I have an uncanny ability to pick the wrong line. Even if I get on the shortest line, my wait will turn out to be longer than others.

    LOL, benson, me too. In fact, once something starts to go wrong I usually turn to the person behind me and say that if you’re in the same line as I am, you’re in the wrong line.

  • I had a big argument with a guy at the Home Depot once. He was in another line and there was a kid in line in front of me. When he saw my line moving faster he came over with his cart in front of me and I went ballistic.

    He’s telling me I shouldn’t say those things in front of his son and i tell him that his son already sees that his father is an asshole so STFU.

  • Kens, you “hard” ice cream? Is that more fun than using a jelly bag?

  • By ishtar on August 20, 2010 10:07 AM

    I hate leg spreaders on the subway. Most of those men can’t possibly have balls requiring that much breathing room

    This topic has been covered extensively on this blog.

  • quote:
    Yeah, linejumpers are way up there with subway leg spreaders on the list of a-holes.

    it’s terrible to stereotype, i know, but line jumpers are pretty much ALWAYS pushing middle aged clinging onto their last eggs white women, and the leg spreaders are always moderately fat black guys. shrug, that’s just what i observe anyway.

    i guess when really THINK about it (think about it), what they are doing kinda makes sense.

    *rob*

  • Had a great late dinner last night at Broken English on Bergen & Smith. Highly recommend it. Place was packed, but we had no trouble getting a table without a reservation. And, yes, most definitely order the meatballs appetizer (n/k).

  • HAHAHA…….Delepp.

    Yente!!!! I love it.

    Yentes rule. I am now officially one, I think.

  • rob, I have to give those dudes the stink eye almost everytime I get on the 4/5. The worst is when I have to say excuse me to some big burly dude just so I can sit down and they act like I’m invading their space when I do. I’m no skinny minnie, but I’m certainly nothing close to fat.

    Ugh…I can’t stand when people take up more space (and other resources) than they need.

  • benson, I have that same “uncanny ability” when it comes to crossing the US-Canada border. I usually end up sitting in a line that doesn’t move while cars on either side of me move steadily forward. And, as tempted as I get to change lanes, I don’t like budding in and being a linejumper myself.

  • what the fuck is a yente!?

    *rob*

  • rob, trust me. It really makes no sense for most of them to spread their legs like that. Don’t believe the hype and the lies.

  • lol Biff. HAD HAD HAD….also went to Joya for dinner…yummmmmm

  • CGar…re: Broken English…really no problem getting a table??? What time??? Was it that most of the people are there just to drink???

  • Since you asked so nicely, Rob, yente is Yiddish term for a woman who inserts herself into situations and peoples lives with great authority (and often great care), sort of a busybody, but not necessarily a bad thing.

  • Isn’t Broken English how DIBS likes his men to speak?

  • “yente is Yiddish term for a woman who inserts herself into situations and peoples lives with great authority (and often great care), sort of a busybody, but not necessarily a bad thing.”

    In other words, every Jewish mother on the planet, including mine, along with a handful of gay men.

  • it’s one of the reasons detest the NEW trains!!! they dont have seat indentations… like a bench will have three seats on the old one with clearly defined seats… so if someone is leg spreading it’s a lot easier to give them a dirty look when they are taking up two clearly defined seats, but now with the NEW trains there is demaracation of seats so someone can spread their legs without worry. SO annoying. HATE the new trains that have less seating. HATE the new trains because they have terrible lighting that makes peoples complexions look waxy and zombie-like, HATE the trains with the stupid robotic messages every two seconds.

    sometimes i dont even get ON the new R trains, i just wait for an old orange/yellow one instead. i know that the old ones harbor more bedbugs than the new ones, but it’s a risk im willing to take cuz of how much i hate the new trains. oh yeah and the new trains always jerk hard and stop too fast abruptly at each stop. why is that!?

    oh and if you are ever having a really bad day on a crowded train and have a long way to go? carry on your person those stink bombs they sell at gag shops. they are small and made of glass just drop it on the floor and smash with your foot. in two seconds the entire train smells like a giant fart that lasts quite a long time and everyone gets out at the next stop and you have the car to yourself.

    that is exactly what ill be doing come fall when the R trains get even WORSE than they are right now. GRRRRRRRR

    *rob*

  • Do you realize the word “fuck” is used too often when not necessary.

    Like in the following question:
    what the fuck is a yente!?

    “fuck” gets overused. Let’s try to use it only for dramatic effect.

  • no problem getting a table…because like all self-entitled folks he just sat down at the 1st open table and jumped the line. Nobody like lech or dibs around to put him in his place.

  • WAIT – what happened last night with the blogacides?

  • Rob, I’ve noticed that too re: the new trains. You’ll have a row of seats that should comfortably fit four people and yet there are more times than not three people taking up all the space.

  • I like riding the older trains better too. something about the lighting on the new ones freaks me out sometimes.

  • I think Rob’s posts today deserve an award: “Best comeback after a blogicide”.

  • “”fuck” gets overused. Let’s try to use it only for dramatic effect.”

    Like as in, “Go fuck yourself!! I’m outta here!!”?

  • “CGar…re: Broken English…really no problem getting a table??? What time???”

    Dave, they have 1/2 dozen tables on the sidewalk and a big dining room with a lot of tables inside. People were sitting at the bar, but there was no wait to speak of for a table, even without a reservation. We were there from about 8-930 I’d say. Food service was also good. Bar service was a little slower than we liked.

  • “Bar service was a little slower than we liked.”

    Isn’t it always that way?

  • “but we had no trouble getting a table without a reservation.”

    “we”
    CGar went with 11217.

  • quote:
    “fuck” gets overused. Let’s try to use it only for dramatic effect.

    sorry. i must be overcompensating by saying it so much since clearly im not getting it

    *rob*

  • Four molded plastic seats and three butt = two normal(ish) butts and one double loader (one cheek for each seat).

  • Dave, PS, most people were there eating, not drinking at the bar.

  • By Biff Champion on August 20, 2010 10:31 AM

    Rob, I’ve noticed that too re: the new trains. You’ll have a row of seats that should comfortably fit four people and yet there are more times than not three people taking up all the space.

    More often than not, people are just TOO FAT.

  • I hate the new trains too – the lighting is horrible, the placement of the poles are weird so you have standees standing too close to the people sitting! – ugh ugh ugh

    HELLOOO – what happened on Blogacide last night?

  • Exactly Biff. Made you think, didn’t it?
    :-)

  • Another point of etiquette, Rob, use the words, “Please” and “thank you” even if you feel the need to use the word “fuck”. Like:

    “Will someone please tell me what the fuck (if you must) yente means?”

    And then when Donatella explains it to you, you say “Thank you”.

    My God, what a complete breakdown in manners.

  • “CGar went with 11217.”

    And Lech joined shortly thereafter and got so excited drinking and conversing with 11217 that he forgot to eat and ended up at KFC sometime around 1 am.

  • “”fuck” gets overused. Let’s try to use it only for dramatic effect.”

    You mean, as in: “Hi CGar! I saw your 1st post and ignoring it. I’m not your fucking trampoline.”

  • Holy cow: 499,300. Hope 500,000 doesn’t happen over the weekend!

  • “what happened on Blogacide last night?”

    Is Blogacide a new TV series?

  • “Exactly Biff. Made you think, didn’t it?”

    Yes, and it hurt. I try not to do that too often. Think, that is.

  • “Holy cow: 499,300. Hope 500,000 doesn’t happen over the weekend!”

    Oh crap! Some newbie or Forum surfer is going to get it. Let’s step it up and do it today, peeps!

  • “CGar went with 11217.”

    As a matter of fact, I did. He’s doesn’t want to meet any of the rest of you (except DH), but he and I have a great time when we hang out.

  • “Holy cow: 499,300. Hope 500,000 doesn’t happen over the weekend!”

    Okay guys, let’s not disappoint Mr. B. Let’s make this OT 700+ posts.

    have faith in us Mr. B.

    Someone go wake up Snappy!

  • “”what happened on Blogacide last night?”

    Is Blogacide a new TV series?”

    -yes am trying to figure out the plot here!! ha

  • Mr. B, how about freezing the site (voluntarily, this time) over the weekend so we can get 500,000 on Monday?

  • The Blogathon: We’re All Mr. B’s Kids

    We need 14 PLUSAs to each pledge 50 posts today. I’m doing my part; I may already be there.

  • Or, Mr. B, you could post a Weekend Open Thread for those of us too pathetic to want to pop in at some point (nh). And would it KILL you to give us avatars?

  • “Is Blogacide a new TV series?”

    Yes, the actors periodically get into fights with each other, leave the show and then re-appear after the commercial break.

  • CGar, my use of the word “fuck” in “I’m not your fucking trampoline.” was strategically used and placed.
    In that sentence don’t think of “fucking” as an adjective but as a verb 😉

    And then think about the word “trampoline”. Not only did I use it cause of the 1st 5 letters, but think of the motion associated when a trampoline is used. It’s a rhythmic up and down bounce.

  • Norah Jones Question: My friends who live on their block (and are deeply dismayed not to have been invited over for a pool party yet) told me that she responded at the end of one of the Brownstoner threads about her windows. I don’t recall seeing it or any of us talking about it, and I couldn’t find it this morning. Does anyone recall her posting here???

  • c-gar out with 11217 is just a ruse. Waakeeta has been trying to get him to step it up to the plate for nicer places than montero’s before he takes over child support.

  • Just post a bike thread and another about Bed Stuy!!!!

    Maybe one on the latest retail fad to hit Brooklyn heights.

  • Whether or not we hit 500,000 today depends on DIBS’ lunch plans: if he has a nooner, we won’t hit it until the weekend or early next week.

  • “Yes, the actors periodically get into fights with each other, leave the show and then re-appear after the commercial break”

    LMAO. (Though I’d strike “periodically”.)

    The only reality show where the contestants have food fights with meatballs.

  • Some thug wannabe was staring at me on the subway this am (4/5) train. I sweetly, soundlessly mouthed the words “what are you staring at?” he continued to stare, I stared back….then sweetly mouthed the word “asshole”.

    I think that puts me at about 7 or so posts today.

    I am doing my part.

  • By Biff Champion on August 20, 2010 10:50 AM

    Whether or not we hit 500,000 today depends on DIBS’ lunch plans: if he has a nooner, we won’t hit it until the weekend or early next week.

    I have a legitimate lunch meeting….gone from 12:00 to 2:15. Additionally I will leave the office at 4:00 to catch the train but be back logged in at 4:20.

    Any more questions????

  • Talk to the stick, tramp.

  • GROSS!

    More offices see bedbug infestations
    Updated 13h 31m ago | Comments 90 | Recommend 7 E-mail | Save | Print | Reprints & Permissions | Subscribe to stories like this
    Max, a 4year-old beagle being trained to sniff out bedbugs, finds them in a file drawer, in a vial.
    Enlarge image Enlarge By Robert Deutsch, USA TODAY
    Max, a 4year-old beagle being trained to sniff out bedbugs, finds them in a file drawer, in a vial.

    BUGGING OUT

    The common bedbug officially known as Cimex lectularius is one creepy crawler. But thankfully, the bug isn’t known to spread disease. Some insect insights:

    * Adults are about 1/4 inch long
    * Eggs can be the size of two grains of salt
    * Their feeding time is typically three to 10 minutes
    * They reproduce through “traumatic insemination.” “The male uses his spear to go through her stomach,” says Ron Harrison of pest control firm Orkin
    * Workers worried that management won’t address any problems and fearful that insects will commute home with them shouldn’t put anything under their desks or on the office floor. Those who are especially concerned should tuck their personal property in a sealable plastic bag, “so they don’t get in your stuff,” says Bed Bug Handbook co-author Larry Pinto.

    — By Laura Petrecca

    BEDBUGS NOT JUST IN BEDROOMS
    Percentage of U.S pest-control professionals who have found bedbugs in the following places:
    Apartments/condos
    89%
    Single-family homes
    88%
    Hotels/motels
    67%
    College dormitories
    35%
    Nursing homes
    24%
    Office buildings
    17%

    By Laura Petrecca, USA TODAY
    Your abusive boss isn’t the only vermin in the office.

    Defying their reputation as a scourge of households, blood-sucking bedbugs are creeping into a growing number of cubicles, break rooms and filing cabinets.

    Nearly one in five exterminators have found bedbugs in office buildings in the U.S., according to a recent survey of extermination firms by the National Pest Management Association and the University of Kentucky. That compares with less than 1% in 2007.

    “It’s a national issue,” says Ron Harrison of pest control firm Orkin. “Not all of us have to go to work and worry about it, but we all have to be sensitive to it.”

    Most cubicle dwellers and corner office executives are blissfully unaware of bug problems. And many wrongly think infestations take place only in the homes of unclean rent controlled folks or in college dorms and the projects. But bedbugs can survive in a multitude of eek-evoking settings, such as offices, movie theaters and libraries.

    Concerned about the swelling number of infestations in New York City, publishing giant Time recently brought in bedbug-sniffing dogs. The canines found a few cases, which Time had treated two weeks ago.

    The District Attorney’s office in Brooklyn recently discovered that they had the critters, as well, and exterminated over a weekend.

    The IRS had bedbugs in its offices in Philadelphia and Covington, Ky. It had exterminators into those offices and is still monitoring the situation.

    Adding to physical problems — the bites of bedbugs can itch like crazy — is the mental anguish that comes with an infestation.

    When word gets out that an office building has bedbugs, a kind of mass hysteria often occurs, followed by fierce finger pointing about who’s to blame for bringing them in.

    Bedbug issues are “a complicated mess,” says entomology professor Michael Potter of the University of Kentucky. “In my career — and I’ve dealt with just about every critter that bothers people — this is the most complex.”

    Commuting in

    Once bedbugs settle into corporate digs, it’s tough to get them out.

    The apple-seed-size insects dine on human blood. They hide in crevices and are resilient to many insecticides. They can live for a year without feeding, and they replicate quickly. The offspring of two bedbugs that move into an office in September can produce more than 300 bugs and lay about 1,000 additional eggs by January, says Harrison.

    They infiltrate the workplace through various routes, such as on the suitcases of frequent travelers or on the purses, laptop cases and gym bags of employees who have infestations at home. They can also be brought in by office visitors, vendors or maintenance staff.

    “Bedbugs are hitchhikers; they travel with people and with items that travel with people,” says National Pest Management

  • Biff, if you came up with a clever pun thread, that might speed things along nicely. ‘course that may also cause *bedbug* to blogicide again too.

  • “By Butterfly on August 20, 2010 9:41 AM

    “omg11!1! so i got out of the train this morning and this black man was walking toward me so i darted as quickly as possibly across the street and almost got hit by a bus!

    :-/”

    either this is some sort of inside joke or *rob* is not only a f-ing moron but also a racist.

  • Sending out an APB for Legion, benson, bxgrl, MM. We need some serious back and forth debating to hit 500,000. If you all divide each long post into 20 short posts, that should do the trick.

  • quote:
    Holy cow: 499,300. Hope 500,000 doesn’t happen over the weekend!

    OMG! blatant shilling to get weekend posts and threads lol

    *rob*

  • CGar, Go Master your Domain!

  • Will someone please tell me where M4L is?????

    I find it unacceptable just because people have jobs and are taking vacations that they just drop out.

  • “Some thug wannabe was staring at me on the subway this am (4/5) train.”

    I was ONLY staring out you, donatella, because I have the hots for you. Did you really need to bring this into the OT??? And I hate when you call me a “wannabe”; I prefer it when you just call me “thug”.

  • The penalty for thread killing today is that the thread killer must post an extra 20 comments (sort of like demanding virtual push-ups).

  • H I N D E N B U R G
    A
    L
    F
    O
    F
    F

    ***Bid half off peak comps***

  • Enough with the bedbug obsession.

  • there should also be a rule:

    no idiotic posts with just a number
    no puns
    no limeriques

    there is also nothing special about 500,000

    *rob*

  • HALFOFF is not one word, BHO.

  • Rob, if you’re going to quote a lengthy story, can you just post the link or at least chop it into 20 mini-posts to speed this along?

    Thanks

    PLUSA Mgmt
    500,000 Comment Committee

  • Agreed. Sick the f**k tired of bedbugs.

  • YO, BHO……suck on this…..

    Payrolls Increase in 37 U.S. States, Led by Michigan
    Aug. 20 (Bloomberg) — Payrolls increased in 37 U.S. states in July, led by a jump in Michigan that may reflect a gain in auto making.
    Employers in the Michigan added 27,800 jobs last month, the most since October, figures from the Labor Department showed today in Washington. Massachusetts, New York and Minnesota rounded out the four states with the biggest job gains.
    Employment in the District of Columbia climbed by 17,800, the most since records began in 1990 and second behind Michigan.
    The U.S. lost 131,000 jobs last month as the government cut temporary workers conducting the 2010 census, and private payrolls rose a less-than-forecast 71,000, according to Labor Department figures released Aug. 6. Manufacturing employment increased by 36,000, a seventh consecutive gain.

  • “no limeriques”

    Is Limerique one of Wakeeta and Cheyenne’s sisters?

  • BHO, hi. I commented the other day on Mello, but you went away and didn’t comment back. TOO BUSY LOOKING AT BROWNSTONES????!!!!! OR LURKING AROUND SPARKS???????

  • Tehre’s no way I’m gonna get the 500,000 post. I won’t be around past 1pm.
    Why don’t I ever win anything? :-(

  • CGar, this guy had a baseball hat on backwards, sliding prison pants, plaid boxer shorts and showing some butt crack. Was that you??

    Or maybe you were in another part of the train, staring too. It is so exhausting being this hot.

  • By Expert Textpert on August 20, 2010 11:07 AM

    Tehre’s no way I’m gonna get the 500,000 post. I won’t be around past 1pm.
    Why don’t I ever win anything? :-(

    You usually get the booby prize.

  • ^^^^ just hoping that might be the 500,000th

  • It’s Obama Versus Bush as Growth Slows Before November Election
    Aug. 20 (Bloomberg) — President Barack Obama and fellow Democrats have run out of time and tools to generate growth as a historic government intervention to rescue the economy runs up against the limits of the November election calendar.
    So the contest with Republicans for control of the U.S.
    Congress has reverted to arguments that have traditionally defined the parties: the role of spending and taxes.
    Democrats are reminding voters that their economic problems started under President George W. Bush…..

    Discuss

  • Mr B is just gonna lie and make one of Montrose’s eloquent posts the 500,000th.

  • Maybe people are staring at me because I spent 250 dollars yesterday getting my hair done. Washed, cut, styled, looking good. Not like the stringy hair set on the blog yesterday. Where the hell are they anyway????????

  • What if 500,000 is something I post about buttsecks with Asian/Latin guys????

    How will we actuakky know that Mr. B isn’t screening the posts and not going to pick something relevant to brownstone Brooklyn, just for show???

  • Democrats are reminding voters that their economic problems started under President George W. Bush…..

    Discuss

    They did, for Chrissakes. Was starting up a couple of wars and passing Medicare Part D and pissing away the surplus the work of the Democrats?

  • Suck on bullshit?! Ewww, DIBS! How ’bout wages? Are they going up? LMAO!

    Recap, ‘tella?

    ***Bid half off peak comps***

  • “Maybe people are staring at me because I spent 250 dollars yesterday getting my hair done. ”

    And you all chastise me when I pay for sex!!!!!!

  • quote:
    Is Limerique one of Wakeeta and Cheyenne’s sisters?

    how are those lovely ladies btw!?

    *rob*

  • Millal, the stoop guy, doesn’t seem to like me too much anymore. He keeps trying to get me to spend more money on cementing things and I keep saying no. I think he probably thinks that he lowballed the work on my stoop. I also gave him a HARD TIME about the for shit paint job on my railings, which he fixed but cost him money.

  • quote:
    Discuss

    no. every article you post is as f-ing interesting as watching paint dry.

    *rob*

  • By daveinbedstuy on August 20, 2010 11:15 AM

    “Maybe people are staring at me because I spent 250 dollars yesterday getting my hair done. ”

    And you all chastise me when I pay for sex!!!!!!

    haha…. I also bought a new handbag. God, stop me before I buy again.

  • By Brownstones Half Off on August 20, 2010 11:15 AM

    Suck on bullshit?! Ewww, DIBS! How ’bout wages? Are they going up? LMAO!

    Recap, ‘tella?

    ***Bid half off peak comps***

    ACTUALLY YES, but you would never know any of the facts.

    August 6:

    Avg Hourly Earnings MOM All Emp +0.2%
    Avg Hourly Earnings YOY All Emp + 1.8%

  • quote:
    Mr B is just gonna lie and make one of Montrose’s eloquent posts the 500,000th.

    oh TOTALLY. however there probably isnt enough bandwith available to repost her dronologues.

    *rob*

  • “Discuss”

    Conclude: “historic government intervention to rescue the economy” has FAILED!

    ***Bid half off peak comps***

  • Okay, since I am such a nice person, BHO, I said that getting “Mello” is still in the realm of rumor. Not a done deal. I asked if you were still stalking Allen Houston at Sparks? Or if you were setting me up for some kind of Ponzi scheme? I used to believe you. Humph.. Until you pulled my leg on Lebron.

  • donatella, spending $250 on your hair and also buying a new, I’m assuming expensive, handbag is depriving the poor people of bangladesh of food and necsssities since you’re not spending more with Millad!!!!!!!!!!!

    At least my spending on hustlers benefits some developing nation!!!!!

  • By randolph on August 20, 2010 11:22 AM

    losers

    Correct me if I am wrong, randolph, but wasn’t it you who was on the OT yesterday looking for love?

  • “Avg Hourly Earnings MOM All Emp +0.2%
    Avg Hourly Earnings YOY All Emp + 1.8%”

    Yeah right. Nice skew? Median please? While you’re at it, source please?

    ***Bid half off peak comps***

  • Conclude: “historic government intervention to rescue the economy” has FAILED!

    ***Bid half off peak comps***

    YES< BECAUSE IT HAS BEEN POORLY SPENT. The current adminstration has been a bunch of fucktards on how to effectively spend money & cut taxes to stimulate the economy.

  • Just focus on the ‘half off’ part, ‘tella.

    ***Bid half off peak comps***

  • “Avg Hourly Earnings MOM All Emp +0.2%
    Avg Hourly Earnings YOY All Emp + 1.8%”

    Yeah right. Nice skew? Median please? While you’re at it, source please?

    ***Bid half off peak comps***

    Actual economic release on Aug 6, douchebag.

    ***Betteh Have Option 2***

  • At least my spending on hustlers benefits some developing nation!!!!!

    My spending is contributing to an elevation of the satorial standards in the United States!!!! Somebody has to do that. No wonder people are staring at me. (I hope that’s the reason).

  • Dave, are you having lunch with Barry again???

  • “At least my spending on hustlers benefits some developing nation!!!!!”

    DIBS, is “nation” what you call that part of your body?

  • Have you ever watched paint dry, Rob?

    It is very interesting.

    Or the grass grow? Also fascinating.

    Have you ever watched golf on TV?

    Have you ever watched fishing shows????
    Now that is a real passtime for losers. There has to be some PLUSA that watches fishing shows…

  • CGar, never know who is going to be there.

  • “YES< BECAUSE IT HAS BEEN POORLY SPENT.”

    Any money spent propping up a Ponzi scheme (housing) is poorly so by definition. TARP (banks “pay back” via mark2fantasy and 0% Fed rates), TALP, Big3, Clunker, you name it.

    ***Bid half off peak comps***

  • “YES< BECAUSE IT HAS BEEN POORLY SPENT.”

    Any money spent propping up a Ponzi scheme (housing) is poorly so by definition. TARP (banks “pay back” via mark2fantasy and 0% Fed rates), TALP, Big3, Clunker, you name it.

    ***Bid half off peak comps***

  • what a totally cop-out no answer BHO. You are spreading misinformation about Mello, you are an evil doer, trying to suck me in again.

  • Millal wants to charge me 1,000 dollars to slap some cement on the walls of the basement under where the steel doors open. I mean, come on. THAT, I can do. Not that I will, but I know cement people who can do that for 300 dollars.

    That’s 700 dollars to spend on something important.

  • So when someone **signs** the end of every post like:

    ***Bid half off peak comps***
    *rob*
    Someday this War is Going to End

    Do they type it out each time or cut and paste it?

    I’m thinking of adding one to all my posts.

  • “Actual economic release on Aug 6, douchebag.”

    Median please? The market is reacting to your numbers quite well today.

    ***Bid half off peak comps***

  • What will you add, ET.

  • By donatella on August 20, 2010 11:35 AM

    what a totally cop-out no answer BHO.

    He’s incapable of responding intelligently to anything.

  • donatella, just tell him you’ll only give him $300 because that’s what it’s worth. he’ll probably do it.

  • I know, ‘tella. But ‘mello will be a Knick. Do you know who is wife is and where she works?

    ***Bid half off peak comps***

  • Median has no meaning in YOY and MOM announcements. they were announced on Aug 6, not today.

    Why am i talking to such a moron????

  • Not sure Donatella.

    Maybe:
    *Go Fuck yourself* or *Go Ride a Bike*

    Any suggestions?

  • “That’s 700 dollars to spend on something important. ”

    Hair and handbags?

  • DIBS is incapable of intelligently giving me a median earnings number or change in weekly hours worked over same period.

    ***Bid half off peak comps***

  • “Median has no meaning in YOY and MOM announcements.”

    But average does?

    “Why am i talking to such a moron????”

    Hint: mirror

    ***Bid half off peak comps***

  • You are probably right, Dibs. Why does he do that? He also said 40,000 for the front of the brownstone (separate from the stoop). I can’t do that now anyway, but that is a crazy price.

  • BHO, his wife is LaLa. from Brooklyn. So that is why you think he’ll be here?

  • By Expert Textpert on August 20, 2010 11:37 AM

    So when someone **signs** the end of every post like:

    ***Bid half off peak comps***
    *rob*
    Someday this War is Going to End

    Do they type it out each time or cut and paste it?

    I’m thinking of adding one to all my posts.

    **

    Great minds think alike, ’cause I want to know that, too. I mean, why tag a blog post with some weirdo “statement” moniker when you’re already commenting under a “name?” Can the folks who do that explain?

  • By dirty_hipster on August 20, 2010 11:44 AM

    “That’s 700 dollars to spend on something important. ”

    Hair and handbags?

    No, dh, that’s 9 months of Metrocards….hahaha.

  • donatella, that’s a lot more than mine would have been….granted, i did not do the complete facade but he stripped it, replaced all the sills and lintels, painted the cornice and did all the repairs on the facade where it had deteriorated and everything new from stoop level and below, for $20k.

    I suspect he’s not hurting for work now so the prices are up.

  • “Any suggestions?”

    I <3 Brooklyn Heights

  • ET, Go ride a bike is good, but Go fuck yourself kind of rings truer.

  • Well, with

    ***Bif half off peak Comps*** it really just shows a total ignorance of the real estate market and further reinforces him looking like a complete fool (since the mid 1990s)!!!!!!

  • OK…I’m off to lunch.

    Please keep up the lively banter. i want to see 400 posts here by the time I return.

  • Dave, you know what is interesting about him? He is doing general contracting. Working on a house across the street. I think that is a biz mistake. He should concentrate on the brownstoning. He is really good. Actually it is one of his workers who is really really good. Anwar. He has great pride of workmanship too.

    I actually think he has a little trouble in pricing.

  • BHO, where does LaLa work??

  • **I <3 Brooklyn Heights but hate the a-holes that live there**

  • Ok, folks I have done my best in keeping up the lively banter but now I have to work a little to pay for my stoop, my hair, my metrocards.

  • donatella, he is trying to rip you off. Probably sees a woman and figures he can do that. Personally, a bit slimy if you ask me. I wouldn’t hire him, especially seeing that he tried to cut corners. I have no respect for people like that and hate knowing that I have to pay AND stay on top of them.

  • The thing about him, though Kens, is that the brownstoning is really good. They know what they are doing there. I think he is actually surprised that he got a hard time from me about the railings which were gross (the guys just painted OVER THE RUST!!). He poured on the charm thick at first, but that phase appears to be over.

  • “**I <3 Brooklyn Heights but hate the a-holes that live there**”

    Funny, that’s exactly how I feel these days about outer Brooklyn bimbos who breach the Brooklyn Heights border.

  • Yeah but still Dona, you said it yourself, his WORKERS are good. If he could get away with a semi-shitty job, he probably would. Shame. I don’t deal with contractors like that and I’ve hired my share of them for the past couple of years on being on a co-op board.

  • “Funny, that’s exactly how I feel these days about outer Brooklyn bimbos who breach the Brooklyn Heights border.”

    Don’t be so hard on yourself. I wouldn’t go as far as calling you a bimbo every time you cross Atlantic!

  • Re the contractor, well, I got him now, and the thing is I got the checkbook. I learned how to use the power of the checkbook to get the job you want with the major renovation I did, but re this guy, I was pretty pissed about the railings since once the brownstoning goes down, you know that scraping and painting railings is going to get black rustoleum all over the steps. Anyway, he is pouting a bit now.

  • quote:
    Great minds think alike, ’cause I want to know that, too. I mean, why tag a blog post with some weirdo “statement” moniker when you’re already commenting under a “name?” Can the folks who do that explain?

    it’s an OCD thing

    *rob*

  • “I wouldn’t go as far as calling you a bimbo every time you cross Atlantic!”

    But I WOULD go so far as to call YOU a bimbo every time YOU cross Atlantic. I would go so far as to call you a bimbo anytime really.

  • ‘sup Goat Boy? Quiet Summer Friday at Santa’s Workshop?

  • Regarding OCD and any kind of obsessive compulsive disorder, there is a fabulous book written by a psychologist, Jeffrey Swartz. It is called Brain Lock. It talks about hard core OCD but also obsessive compulsive thinking and about practical techniques to get rid of obsessive compulsive thinking/behavior. It is great. For me (a little) and my father (a lot more). My parents actually read it and my mother makes practical suggestions to my father about how to GET OFF A CERTAIN TOPIC.

  • yup Cgar, about to break free and head to village to get some bread from Balthazar and pick up a few other things.

    DH if you’re around, I am up for coffee, email me.

  • I’m not a big fan of Roger Clemens, but still think it was a waste of taxpayer money to have Congress get involved in baseball-related matters.

  • Biff, I totally agree with you about Congress and the baseball hearings — and about Roger Clemens. I think Clemens has only himself to blame for his perjury indictment. But, that said, I think Congress has one or two more important things that should have been focusing on instead.

  • Roger Clemens issue is that he lied. I am so sick of these steroid issues. Now they have a no steroid policy but with these guys, they took them in the past. Clemens is a jerk for lying. If he was like ARod, he would have just told the truth and the thing would be over with. I agree with you about the Congressional witchhunt, Biff, just move on….

  • ET- you’ll be proud of me. I said fuck first thing this morning to BSD -I also told him he could walk nekkid through Bed-stuy with a sign on his back and he (and his wife) still could not get raped. Just doing my bit for the eloquence of the English language. :-)

    CGar- we ARE going to talk about Wakeeta…

  • “practical suggestions to my father about how to GET OFF A CERTAIN TOPIC.”

    And you can’t employ these skills in the OT?
    (or should that be the OCOT)

  • “CGar- we ARE going to talk about Wakeeta…”

    Ruh-roh!!! bxgrl, dear, have you SEEN the pictures (yet)???

    [DAMN BIFF & LECHACAL AND THEIR PHONE CAMS!!!]

  • The obsessive/compulsive person has to first recognize that they are stuck in a loop of ruminative or loop thinking — around and around — bedbugs forever, for example. One needs to then interrupt the thought process — this is my brain playing a trick on me, I don’t need to think about bedbugs 24/7. I can think about something else. Roses. You then think about roses, or whatever, just get off the subject. You can get better at breaking the loop.

    My sister became friends with a woman, who is now married to her brother in law. She has serious OCD. Like Monk.
    It is heartbreaking. She really suffers.

  • Cgar- they were sent to me anonymously by your good “friends.”

  • Look at that long post I made. Short posts. Short posts.

  • Dona, STOP IT!

    I’m deathly afraid of roses!!

  • “quote:
    I give it 17 minutes.

    im pretty sure she doesnt wake up before noon on fridays from a hardcore night of bonbon binging. so i give it about 2 hours and 17 minutes.

    *rob*”

    Y*A*W*N*, S*T*R*E*T*C*H, Just checking in after a hard night up late eating bonbons, now must get ready for serial spa treatments, then spend 3 hours dressing for a glamorous dinner out, followed by more hardcore bonbon eating.

    F*CK YOU, Rob. I actually have a LIFE. I was out with a friend, we met for breakfast and then went to soak up some culture at a museum. Idiot.

  • Roses are red
    Violets are blue
    Bedbugs are scary
    And peacocks are, too!

  • Park Sloper, that was very funny!

    I just got one of those joke emails that talks about how Baby Boomers and Gen X’ers grew up without things like cell phones and iPods, blah blah blah.

    Enough already with that lame joke.

    Sorry for stealing some of your sand, CGar.

    :-)

  • “CGar- we ARE going to talk about Wakeeta…”
    “have you SEEN the pictures”

    Think of her as Rackeeta and you get the idea…

  • Roses are red
    Violets are blue
    Rob has bedbugs
    Boo hoo hoo hoo!

  • Roses are red
    Violets are blue
    Rob’s bedbugs love poo mist
    And sofa cracks, too!

  • I DO NOT HAVE THEM IN MY APARTMENT! THEY WERE TWO DEAD ONES IN THE LAUNDRY ROOM! most likely they just strayed from the dirty old row of brownstones next to my building!

    *rob*

  • Roses are red
    Violets are blue
    Go Fuck Yourself
    And your friend too

    Okay folks, outta here.

    And an early congratulations to Snappy for getting the 500,000th post.
    [cause you know she will]

  • I just got a call from a guy I know — friend of a friend–who has a PROCESS SERVING company. Forclosures. Evictions. He is very busy, making lots of money all over NYC.

  • “And an early congratulations to Snappy for getting the 500,000th post.
    [cause you know she will]”

    LOL! Yes, she will. She’ll be nowhere to be seen, and then BLAM! She’ll post and get it!

  • Rob, get off the bedbugs. This is an OCD thing.

  • Rob, I was so sure you told us yesterday that you had bed bugs IN YOUR APT.

  • What, Biff, like Baby Boomers had bloody fingers from rotary dials? Pete has a rotary dial!!!!

  • “Cgar- they were sent to me anonymously by your good “friends.””

    BIFF!!!!!!

  • Park Sloper, very funny poem!

  • Where is Pete anyway?? Another slacker.

  • “Sorry for stealing some of your sand, CGar.”

    No prob, Biff. You know what’s mine is yours (nh), or it was until I found out ^^^ that you sent bxgrl pics of Wakeeta and me at Montero’s.

    (BTW, if you thought your post was sandy, you really need to go back and sit on the beach for a while.)

  • Also…..Where is Snappy? Just lurking waiting for 500,000???

  • Etson- omg. Did she pull his face down into them too? But wait- were they pillowy natural or silicon fake? You answer may impact the renegotiation of our pre-nup. :-)

    And snappy- if you get 500,000 I will be so pissed. Why else do you think I came back, hmmm?

  • ET, have a great fucking weekend.

    Mr. B just posted a bike thread! He’s trying to help us hit 500,000 today!

  • Cobble, what museum??

  • Bike thread. Oh goody. Where’s ET. Get over there woman.

  • i am so tired of hearing about stupid bikes here, and everwhere! it’s like stfu already if you want to ride a bike fine, stop making it such an attention whoring thing to do. and newsflash even if every person in nyc decided to bike to work it wouldnt even make a teeny tiny dent in the environment, get the hell over yourselves, or better hit by a yuppie beardo food truck for all i care.

    *rob*

  • “oh TOTALLY. however there probably isnt enough bandwith available to repost her dronologues.”

    Rob, you really are an asshole.

  • Rob can’t get bedbugs because he doesn’t have a bed.

  • i was just kidding MM, sheesh.

    *rob*

  • “Rob, you really are an asshole.”

    Can you imagine if this Montrose post was #500,000 after all of her QOTD-worthy ones? Would be kind of funny.

  • “i was just kidding MM, sheesh.”

    Yeah, sure.

  • I’m on vacation and can only poke my head in once in awhile.
    Just came in from a little sunning on the dock. Now I have to help lesbiman with some foolish project before going to the Y.

  • Pete, get a Twitter account.

  • 500,000?

    Hola, losers!

  • There is a poster named Snappy
    To get 500,000 she’d be happy
    Other posters will pout
    And grouse about
    And claim that the counting was crappy!

  • There’s fare too much talk about bugs
    And simply too little ’bout drugs
    Let’s forget the pests
    And their furry nests
    And speak of 420 dealing thugs!

  • oops fare-far

  • “Morning Cobble.

    :-)”

    Morning, CGar.

  • Sooo…what’s it gonna take to get to 500k around here? We’ve exhausted Islam, NYC liveability, meatballs and bikes. What shall we rag on next?

  • dibs, owned YUM most of the time from the spinoff…

    MM, it’s true but ‘dronologue’ is pretty funny. What do you expect?

  • By Petebklyn on August 20, 2010 1:56 PM

    I’m on vacation and can only poke my head in once in awhile.
    Just came in from a little sunning on the dock. Now I have to help lesbiman with some foolish project before going to the Y.

    What? This is serious business here Pete. Getting to 500,000 today. And what are you doing? SUNBATHING. GOOFING OFF. FOOLISH PROJECTS. GOING TO THE Y. Get your priorities straight.

  • “What shall we rag on next?”

    Well, there are always the perennial favorites…cats, DIBS sex life, strollers, you know.

    It’s too bad Lech and 11217 aren’t here for the “Death Match”, that would have been good for 50-100 posts. : P

  • “Sooo…what’s it gonna take to get to 500k around here? We’ve exhausted Islam, NYC liveability, meatballs and bikes. What shall we rag on next?”

    How about, you know, REAL ESTATE?

    :-)

  • Snaps- cats? (hehehe…oops! Where’s benson?)

    We could discuss the next catastrophic meteor strike and how that could actually solve rob’s bedbug problem.

  • Blowfish…NO! IT’S GONNA BE MINE!

  • “This is serious business here Pete.”

    Geez, Pete, always thinking about yourself! This is important, man! Pay attention!

  • Well, ladies, we can be totally underhanded and make sure one of us gets it. If we discuss ‘lady issues’ for the next 3 hours, the boys will go away and we will take the prize :-)

  • Better watch your back, Snaps! I’m gunning for that 500,000 post, too! (Heh, heh, heh.)

  • And anyone who logs on during the weekend and posts “500,000!!!” 200 times is immediately disqualified.

  • OK, here is something Snappy. How do guys who wear pants “prison style” keep them from falling down?

    1) Is there a special engineering associated with a belt, inner straps, belts, suspenders, buttons, etc?

    B) Are there long term orthopedic issues involved with “walking funny” to keep pants from falling down.

    iii) Are there special sizes, like Large: crotch@knees
    Medium: crotch@mid thighs, Small: crotch few inches from knees.

  • hey, I was here the smorning well before some people get outa bed.

  • lech calling 11217 arrogant is kind of funny. cuz, you know.
    and *rob* may seem hysterical but my baby has sinister looking bites and I took him to the pediatrician this morning, and guess what, could be bed bugs. if the whole city becomes infested that really is a big deal.

  • I have it on good authority that snappy has hacked into Mr. B’s account and is now tracking every post so that she will know when to strike. (My IT guy is working on this overtime. We will find you, Snappy!)

  • ******************************************
    From the “Will Wonders Never Cease?” Dept
    ******************************************

    To all PLUSA’s;

    Sometime in the middle of October, the Benson household will have a new member of the family to replace my dearly-departed Westie. Mrs. Benson has decided that our next pet will be a………C-C-C-AT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Cobble, NOOOOOO! MINE MINE MINE!

    Donatella, the men keep them up by walking like they took a mega dump in their pants and don’t want it to touch their legs. Ya know, how a 2 year old walks when he’s taken a dump. That’s their method. I’ve seen it. And my eyes hurt because of it!

  • Pete: hey, I was here the smorning well before some people get outa bed.

    Doesn’t matter.

  • BENSON’S GETTING A CAT!!! HA! THAT’S KARMA FOR YER ASS, SIR!

  • “If we discuss ‘lady issues’ for the next 3 hours”

    Snaps, that’s totally devious, sneaky, and unfair.

    I LIKE IT! ; )

  • LOL Bxgirl! :-)

  • Anyone notice Youtube now has Prince videos?

    I hate when you look up something on there and all the results you get are some guy in his bedroom singing the song – “My Verson Of…”

  • benson- mwah hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!! (doing the end zone touchdown dance).

    BTW- we can get cats for you wholesale 😉

  • The Benson residence will have a CAT!!!!????@#!??!!%?

    Holy Moly, has got to be a special planetary lineup going on here. Buy a lottery ticket.

  • Question, does anyone think if women wore their pants down to their thighs and showed their thongs (other than the pervs out there ogling), would the police finally issue summons/tickets for indecent exposure? Do we have a double standard going here?

  • Don’t expect me to take part in any (damn) cat discussions, however.

  • “lech calling 11217 arrogant is kind of funny. cuz, you know. ” —
    all of us tend to get most peeved at others for exhibiting same bad traits we have.
    (as proof — notice how some people are constantly annoyed everyday by others? —’cause they have so many bad traits)

  • “BTW- we can get cats for you wholesale”

    ROFL!

    And Jester, I agree compeletely! That is SUPER annoying.

  • I think we can discuss benson and his new CAT (snicker snicker) for a few hours. Now is the time to give advice on how to make yourself subservient to the little critter and be a good felimanservant.

    10 thumbs up to Mrs. Benson!

  • Could you imagine if in 30 years, the prison pantie people need hip replacements for walking like they dumped in their pants?

  • well, a cat and a Westie are about the same size, anyway.

  • And would those hip replacements be on the State’s (taxpayers) dime?

  • Benson, I think you should name your new cat ‘Snappy.’ That way you can always have me around 😉 LOL

  • Lol Snappy. I agree.
    Once a very outspoken Kiwi friend of mine said very loudly ‘look at this guy. he looks like he just shit his pants’, as we were walking behind someone dressed like that.
    Though we were going to get jumped but fortunately my friend is 6ft 5 and tough looking.

  • By infinitejester on August 20, 2010 2:22 PM

    Anyone notice Youtube now has Prince videos?

    I hate when you look up something on there and all the results you get are some guy in his bedroom singing the song – “My Verson Of…”

    Chrissakes, jester. We’re talking about prison pants and cats.

  • “our next pet will be a………C-C-C-AT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

    Oh, the irony.

  • is it the weekend yet?

  • “Chrissakes, jester. We’re talking about prison pants and cats.”

    That made me choke on my lemonade!!!

  • “roses” means $$$ on craigslist

  • Ok…I’ve got a topic for you all.

    Ever seen that new game show that Jerry Springer hosts, called “Baggage?” The premise is that you meet 3 guys/girls and one by one, they reveal their ‘baggage’ to you and you decide which person’s baggage you can deal with/is a deal breaker. One guy on the show – turned out his biggest baggage was that he had sex with a man before while in college. Would that be a deal breaker for any of you ladies in terms of dating a man?

  • Well, talking about cats. My cat Aldo passed away in 2002. He was handsome as could be but a big shedder. Big time. He had straight long white hair. He walked down the hallway and you could see the hair falling off his body. I don’t know why he wasn’t completely bald.

    I found one of Aldo’s cat hairs on something the other day.
    In a book or in some boxes, don’t know. That is why I don’t have cats now. All I did was try to remove white cat hair from everything and for PIBs, that is a major hassle.

  • And for the men, would you date a woman who had previously went ape-shit on a ex, cutting up his clothes and torching his expensive car?

  • “And for the men, would you date a woman who had previously went ape-shit on a ex, cutting up his clothes and torching his expensive car?”

    depends:

    – is she hot?

    – did he deserve it?

  • Benson, I’m betting you’ll be one of those curmudgeonly types who will bah humbug the cat whenever Mrs. Benson is around and then, when Mrs. B isn’t looking or is out of the house, you and the cat will curiously stare at each other for awhile and then you’ll start talking to it like it’s your best friend.

  • Long haired cats are impossible to clean up after. The shedding is INSANE.

  • Did I kill the thread with those questions!? WHOOPS!

  • Any man whose been in the circus. For starters.

  • DH, let’s say she’s super hot and maybe he deserved it. Would you not be fearful that she would similarly go ape-shit on you?

  • any guy who wastes money on expensive car is all ego and bad money manager.

  • Re 25 Washington, that Mr. B has a post on, I was going to send this in yesterday… maybe Mr. B will add it, or maybe it’s to late, but it’s hysterical what the addition will do to the terraces of the building next door… check out this shot, from the Manhattan Bridge yesterday.

    http://www.pbase.com/dentontay/image/127651941

  • I give it 8 months and we’ll see self-uploaded You Tube vids of Benson playing fetch with the new cat and speaking to it in a baby voice. Then the scene will cut to the cute little fuzzy snuggled up and snoozing in a fine Borsalino :-)

  • don’t think could marry a republican but they are okay for sex if nothing better around.

  • Donatella, you wouldn’t date the Strong Man? LOL

  • snappy, don’t think I’d mess with a woman who torched a car. Might be the next case of Burning Bed.

  • Holy crap. Is that a building going up essentially on top of those balconies? Talk about a cut off view!

  • Yeah, when you get into arson, it changes things!

  • “any guy who wastes money on expensive car is all ego and bad money manager.”

    Pete, depends on what you mean by expensive, but my BMW got hit on the block, along with three others, and it’s in the shop for repairs. I needed a car this weekend cuz Mrs. D wants to visit a relative in PA, and Enterprise had a selection. So I chose a Toyota Avalon, nice car, not cheap, right. What a fuckin’ BOAT. Once you drive a German car you can’t go back.

  • denton, great photo. Another example of why one MUST check into the development plans of the area around one’s potential home before purchasing.

  • Donatella, you wouldn’t date the Strong Man? LOL

    Well…maybe. But its a rough lifestyle. The travel, etc.

    Ok, here’s something, not past baggage, but anybody who sleeps on a cheap mattress that craters. “it’s all in your head. It’s all in your head.” A woman has to have standards.

  • Any guy who would tear down a lost pet post

  • OOoOoOOoOO i would be perfect for that show Baggage!!

    *rob*

  • Most Friday OTs everyone just goes home early. No reason to keep posting. Our “time capsule” post will likely be a tad forgettable.

  • Has everyone run out of steam? What happened to the push for 500k? *sigh* Some new poster will wind up getting it this weekend in the forum while asking if letting the sun shine on their grass is a bad thing. Dangit.

  • My cat Bella is longhaired but she’s an oddity of shorthair extraction. She’s beautiful but sheds a lot. I’ve been brushing her because the hairs knots up and it can be painful for them. I don’t even want to tell you what her hairballs are like.

  • snappy, due to lack of car, had to go to shop earlier in week with one of my Bushwick kids, and we listened to Hot97 all the way in.

    They were interviewing some guy who started a church whereby men can have sex with men for spiritual reasons. Without being gay.

    Female DJ got pissed and started yelling about ‘wassup with all you down-low brothers.’

    So, since there’s a term for it, I guess it’s ok to have sex with another guy in college, lol.

  • WAIT!!!! IS BENSON GETTING A CAT????????

  • LOL! Yes, a bed must be comfy, Donatella!

    Rob, you should check them out online and see if they put on gays.

  • snappy, if I were the woman, I’d also ask how long ago was college? lol…

  • “DH, let’s say she’s super hot and maybe he deserved it. Would you not be fearful that she would similarly go ape-shit on you?”

    hot crazy chicks need lovin too!

  • LOL Denton! Yes, that whole down-low thing is a joke…they are gay and in denial!

  • No Snappy. there will be some jackass on the forum who will ask about a funny smell coming out of the walls or a neighbor who blasts music into his backyard and that will do it…

  • “hot crazy chicks need lovin too!”

    Ha! Yes, they do. They need lovin’ and Zoloft!

  • there’s very few things gayer (for a dude) than having buttsecks with another guy.

    probably a tie with watching “The Notebook”

  • I should create a weekend post asking the best way to bathe a cat in a claw foot tub :-)

  • Do Cats like Meatballs?? Can they fetch a stick? Go for a walk with you?

    What the hell does one DO with a cat??!!!?

  • Yes, Dibs, Benson is getting a cat. But he refuses to have any (damn) conversations about the cat.

  • Ok, please give us an Arkady update, Snappy.

  • Cats do play fetch, Benson. Both of mine do. Their favorite game!

    Donatella, Arkady is doing very well! She’s tooling around in her garden and around the house and occasionally stepping out into the neighborhood for quick jaunts. When she’s sure that the urge to smoke is no longer tied to being at the computer on B’Stoner, she’ll be back with us!

  • Oh, and cats do like most people food, but it will depend on the cat (and your cooking!).

  • A joke for you all:

    A man and his wife were working in their garden one day and the man looks over at his wife and says: “Your butt is getting really big, I mean REALLY big. I bet your butt is bigger than the barbecue.”

    With that he proceeded to get a measuring tape and measure the grill and then went over to where his wife was working and measured his wife’s bottom. “Yes, I was right, your butt is two inches wider than the barbecue!!!” The woman chose to ignore her husband.

    Later that night in bed, the husband is feeling a little frisky. He makes some advances towards his wife who completely brushes him off. “What’s wrong?” he asks. She answers: “Do you really think I’m going to fire up this big-ass grill for one little weenie?

    :-)

  • Cats have dignity, Benson. But I think they like meatballs. No they don’t fetch. They have a quiet appreciation for the opposing thumb. If you can open a can, that is the beginning of a relationship. Cats DO HAVE a sense of humor. Sometimes they can be very athletic. You can wave those feather “bird” toys and they might jump around. IF they feel like it.

  • “there’s very few things gayer (for a dude) than having buttsecks with another guy.”

    Carrying a murse. At least the buttsecks is behind closed doors and nobody can know!!!!

  • “If you can open a can, that is the beginning of a relationship.”

    How true!

  • Benson, we had a Burmese cat that loved my wild boar ragu red sauce.

  • “If you can open a can, that is the beginning of a relationship.”

    Just beacuse you get it in the can doesn’t mean you’re having an actual relationship.

  • “You can wave those feather “bird” toys and they might jump around. IF they feel like it. ”

    Great. Just great.

  • Once I woke up out of a dream and two inches from my eyes, I saw a big set of STARING EYES. Aldo was laying on my chest, neck, staring into my eyes. Cats are really crazy.

  • Gratuitous kitty cuteness:

    http://tinyurl.com/35f9cxq

  • By benson on August 20, 2010 3:10 PM

    “You can wave those feather “bird” toys and they might jump around. IF they feel like it. ”

    Great. Just great.

    Benson, it’s an adjustment.

  • If you want full on interaction, get a kitten. They are enchanted/intrigued by almost everything. Including your ankles as you walk by.

  • “Benson, I think you should name your new cat ‘Snappy.'”

    “Benson, I’m betting you’ll be one of those curmudgeonly types who will bah humbug the cat whenever Mrs. Benson is around . . . and then you’ll start talking to it like it’s your best friend.”

    LMAO x2!!! Snappy is a great name for a cat, and, Biff, I can soooooo see that.

  • my old cat was a straight pimp who loved to play. dogs are so overrated.

  • UGH i hate when i forget to poo before i leave the house in the morning :( i better not shi+ my pants on the train today i have to go so badly

    *rob*

  • some greenpoint humor via newyorkshitty that just made me LOL

    http://www.newyorkshitty.com/greenpoint-goodness/?p=44042

  • I never had a cute cat. Aldo was athletic, handsome, a gentleman. My other cat, female, was possessed, nuts. She was deaf and I actually had sign language that she understood. But she was crazy. Aldo never forgave me for taking her in.

  • “Once I woke up out of a dream and two inches from my eyes, I saw a big set of STARING EYES. Aldo was laying on my chest, neck, staring into my eyes. Cats are really crazy.”

    Dona, were you dreaming of CGar again?

  • No, Biff, but that was totally true. I really did dream that CGar did the first post on the OT and he did!

  • Sing language for cats? Shouldn’t surprise me, as mine know what the finger point means :-)

  • I feel about cats the way I do about kids: other peoples’ are fine, but I wouldn’t want one in my house on a permanent basis. And from what I understand, it’s more about what the cat does with you than with what you do with it (or what the cat decides to let you think you’re doing with it versus you thinking that you actually have any say in the matter). Good luck!

  • Rob, as long as nobody waves a bird feather toy in front of you, forcing you to jump up and down, you should be able to make it home.

  • “Shouldn’t surprise me, as mine know what the finger point means :-)”

    Do you also do the three-point zigzag snap?

  • I would do this hand wave thing and then I would go pick her up and pet her. So whenever I would do the handwave thing, she would come tearing to me from whereever she was.
    I used to have a “funny” baseball cap that had a huge life sized white felt hand sewed to the cap. She even responded to the hand hat.

    Oh, God, is it 500,000 yet?

  • Babs, I echo that sentiment on kids! Best part about other people’s kids? They eventually go home.

  • Biff and donatella!!! LMAO. But, you must stop making me laugh at my desk.

  • “I feel about cats the way I do about kids: other peoples’ are fine, but I wouldn’t want one in my house on a permanent basis.”

    I feel the same way, and my kids are not very happy about that.

  • Ha! No snaps, just pointing, yelling and water guns :-)

  • 500k is taking far too long. Mr. B, where are we at now?

  • So, what’s for dinner tonight, people? I want a nice big salad with blue cheese and lots of bacon. Yum.

  • I hate the spellchecker in Microsoft products. It always shows words like “neighbour” and “humour” as typos. Maybe I need to switch to the UK English settings.

  • We’ve never had female cats. We’ve seen too much anecdotal evidence that males are a lot easier, even with two.

  • I once woke up to see Moose staring at me from the pillow, attempting a Vulcan mindmeld to wake me up and feed him. He sorts looked a little vulturish so I immediately did as he wished.

    Cats can be affectionate, do tricks, sleep on your lap, suck your neck (yes, I have one of those felivampires) and in general, can be pretty doglike sometimes. You can also train them to walk on a leash. They have very whimsical, quirky personalities and there is nothing holding a cat purring up a storm. No doggie smell when you hug them and no doggie drool.

  • ok CGar, don’t laugh. Make believe you are in Church or Synagoge. Somebody here in my office right now is doing a version of Karaoke, doing a rendition of songs…
    .Beatles, etc. sung the way people sing when listening to their Ipod.

  • I feel like I am in the cyber version of “They shoot horses, don’t they?”

  • My BBerry spell check kept correcting slut to slot – not quite the same thing!

  • Where’s cobble today??? The lack of her incessant admonishments is why we haven’t reached 500,000 yet.

  • im eating a vinegar baguette for dinner tonight.

    *rob*

  • “Shouldn’t surprise me, as mine know what the finger point means :-)”

    I’m NOT one of your (invisible) cats, Snappy, and I KNOW what the finger point means. Worst is when it’s accompanied by the pursed lips and shaking head, cocked ever so slightly downward. SCARY!!!

  • Best spelling mistakes from resumes/cover letters:

    20. “I have a known track record and excellent experience with accurancy and fixing erors”

    19. “Strong Work Ethic, Attention to Detail, Team Player, Attention to Detail”

    18. “My experience include filing, billing, printing and coping”

    17. “Demonstrated ability in multi-tasting.”

    16. “My work ethics are impeachable.”

    15. “I have nervous of steel.”

    14. “I consistently tanked as top sales producer for new accounts.”

    13. “I am a perfectionist and rarely if if ever forget details.”

    12. “Dear Sir or Madman,”

    11. “I can type without looking at thekeyboard.”

  • 10. “Instrumental in ruining entire operation for a Midwest chain store.”

    9. “I am anxious to use my exiting skills”

    8. “Speak English and Spinach”

    7. “I am a Notary Republic”

    6. “I attended collage courses for minor public relations”

    5. “Following is a grief overview of my skills.”

    4. “I’m attacking my resume for you to review.”

    3. “I am experienced in all faucets of accounting.”

    2. “Hope to hear from you, shorty.”

    And the most embarrassing one to finish off our list:

    1. “Directed $25 million anal shipping and receiving operations.”

  • “His biggest baggage was that he had sex with a man before while in college. Would that be a deal breaker for any of you ladies in terms of dating a man?”

    Definitely not a deal breaker. But I wouldn’t count on him switching teams on a permanent basis.

  • Bxgrl: I once woke up to see Moose staring at me from the pillow, attempting a Vulcan mindmeld to wake me up and feed him.

    That’s what Aldo did!!!

    (BTW, welcome back Bxgrl)

  • LOL Cargar :-)

  • Anyone else think benson’s c-c-c-cat post was a red herring designed to up the post count???

  • Not all dogs smell or drool. And no catbox, though the walking thing can get tiresome if you’re lazy. The problem of hair, however, is fairly universal – unless you get a non-shedding breed, in which case the groomer’s bills aren’t cheap.

  • By Butterfly on August 20, 2010 3:35 PM

    im eating a vinegar baguette for dinner tonight.

    *rob*

    Save some of that vinegar to make you “fresher”, if you know what I mean.

  • By Butterfly on August 20, 2010 3:35 PM

    im eating a vinegar baguette for dinner tonight.

    *rob*

    No wonder you are such a sour puss. You are what you eat, Rob!!!

  • I once had a boss whose last name was Mondello. When I wrote a memo and ran a spellcheck, it would suggest “mindless”. It was appropriate.

  • quote:
    No doggie smell when you hug them and no doggie drool.

    :-/ um cats DONT smell?! most dogs do smell, but it’s not a horrible smell, most of them smell like plain nachos. cats smell like the homeless.

    *rob*

  • LOTTO spending:

    Homes with salt water pools.

    http://tinyurl.com/2w6mxjl

  • Snappy, the inclusion of “Watersports” in the Other Interests section is always fun

  • 2. “Hope to hear from you, shorty.”

    I think I sent you an email to that effect, CGar.

  • >That’s what Aldo did!!!

    It’s apparently a fairly common technique. What I like is when they bring you dead things to show you how much they love you.

    I had a cat when I was growing up who would hunt crickets in our basement, eat most of them, and then deposit the legs on my pillow as a token of her affection. Truly not a pleasant sight first thing in the morning, but I appreciated the sentiment.

  • Biff, I hate Microsoft period, though I don’t have your particular spellchouck issue. I hate the “Mother May I?” features in everything. Open file. Does it open? NO! First it has to ask you, Are you REALLY sure you want to open that file? Click Print? Does it print? NO! First you have to confirm that you REALLY want to print. What a colossal PITA.

  • I wonder if salt-water pools are black girl hair friendly. Hmmmm.

  • I thought a vinegar baguette was a euphamism for some sort of sexual practice or item.

  • Cargar, what version of Word are you using? New MSW doesn’t do that.

  • “We’ve never had female cats. We’ve seen too much anecdotal evidence that males are a lot easier, even with two.”

    Aren’t the males of all species a lot easier?

  • I am dreading this. To be nice (I swear this HAS TO stop) I agreed to drive to NJ with my mother to go to a BABY SHOWER tomorrow. On top of actually GOING, I have to buy a present. My only requirements: it takes me 5 minutes to pick it out, pay for it and wrap it.

    Any ideas???

  • “though I don’t have your particular spellchouck issue.”

    Seems your “spellchouck” has other issues, however.

    :-)

  • Yes, Biff….and no need for the monthly “vinegar baguette.”

  • Dona – no registry?

  • donatella, you need to give me another exercise to practice to avoid laughing, please, since I don’t really do synagogue or church. We were “high holiday Jews” growing up, so we only went to synagogue on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. I’m an agnostic, though culturally, and in terms of humour, I’m Jewish — typically great food!!!

  • Donatella, buy a pack of onesies or just get a gift certificate from a baby store.

  • OK…headed to Penn Station

  • “im eating a vinegar baguette for dinner tonight.”

    Actually, rob’s going upscale. A year ago he probably didn’t even know what a baguette was!

  • “My only requirements: it takes me 5 minutes to pick it out, pay for it and wrap it.

    Any ideas???”

    Feather “bird” toy?

  • “My only requirements: it takes me 5 minutes to pick it out, pay for it and wrap it.”

    Scotch

  • “Actually, rob’s going upscale. A year ago he probably didn’t even know what a baguette was!”

    It’s a miniature bagel, right?

  • 400/500,000!!!

  • >Donatella, buy a pack of onesies or just get a gift certificate from a baby store.

    Somehow I read this as a “pack of loosies” and thought, “That’s really stupid, loosies don’t come in packs, that’s why they’re called loosies.” And then I though that lossies would not make appropriate baby gifts in any case, and then I went back and re-read it.
    And now I have a headache and am going to stop – you know he’s not going to tell us when 500,000 rolls around – the unveiling will wait for Monday.

    Ta – bon week-end all.

  • Mr. B! Count, please! I’m growing weary and wondering if I should press on…

  • LOL! Loosies for a baby! Ha

  • I was premature yet again…

    (hope this ISN’T 500,000)

  • Definately, no registry, jb. This is my cousin’s daughter in law. I got the info this week. Cousin (for good reason, very disorganized now). Is there any babystore someone can tell me about where you can run in and out in 5 minutes. Say Park Slope or somewhere around fort greene or clinton hill. Of course I have to do it tonight before driving to Staten Island and participating in another event planned for me to attend. AAAHHHHH…..

  • Maybe I should hang up my hat and just wait it out until 1 million rolls around.

  • Snapple, I’m not sure, but I think we have the latest version at work, though I have an older version at home, at least on my old Vista PC.

  • DeLepp, yours is the best. I may drink half of it myself before this weekend is out.

  • Donatella, run into Old Navy and grab something. Big clearance and sale going on right now.

  • Donatella, I’m not sure, but I think Babeland in Park Slope has some neat gifts for kids. Pick up one of their light sabers.

  • Cargar, maybe it’s a PC thing. I have the new Word for Mac and it doesn’t do that stuff. And it doesn’t have that annoying googly eyed paper clip asking dumb questions/making dumb suggestions.

  • Dona, my friend manages this place on Atlantic in Cobble Hill. Stop in and pick something out. He’ll wrap it for you.

    http://www.minimaxnyc.com/

  • dona,

    Gumbo on Atlantic between 3rd and nevins has lots of new born items.

    Good idea, save scotch for yourself.

  • If not for the creation of the Open Thread, I think we would be shooting for post #50,000.

  • “Donatella, I’m not sure, but I think Babeland in Park Slope has some neat gifts for kids.”

    Do they make vibrators for kids?

  • Go to nearest dollar store, pick up one of those cheesy pink/blue large plastic novelty baby bottles, pick up a .50 gift bag. Shove a $20 bill in the bottle, insert into the bag. Waaa laa!

  • :-) And some folks said the OT was a bad thing :-)

  • quote:
    Is there any babystore someone can tell me about where you can run in and out in 5 minutes. Say Park Slope

    there are about 150 of them in a two block radius of my apartment. 150 overpriced crotchfruit stores but not a single legitimate bodega! im getting really tired waiting for the amenities to come these days grrrr.

    *rob*

  • “Do they make vibrators for kids?”

    Park Sloper!!! Some subtlety, por favor!

    Light saber = euphemism

  • Actually, we would still hit 500,000 posts at the same time even without the OT but we would just have ended up hijacking all the threads instead of talking about nothing over here.

  • Thank you for the suggestions! It seems like Atlantic is the place to go. Lemme see what I can do… Thanks.

  • how about a big box of pampers? or a beanie baby bedbug?

    *rob*

  • ew, sorry, i mean a bedbug beanie baby

    *rob*

  • Thanks donatella :-)

    Rob- did you get voted head schmuck of the site? Congrats on your promotion.

  • “how about a big box of pampers? or a beanie baby bedbug?
    *rob*”

    See Jessi. How can you admonish us for teasing Rob about bedbugs yesterday? He loves it as much as we do.

    :-)

  • 420/500,000!!

  • And, donatella, in light of Return of bxgrl, you and I really need to be more careful, dontcha think???

    PS, there’s a place on Atlantic, just south of Joralemon, called Haystack which also has nice baby/kid gifts and adult gifts and great Christmas ornaments when ’tis the season.

  • wtf is a shmuck?

    *rob*

  • Nice to see you back, bxgrl. I nearly fell out of my seat when I saw your late post on the OT the other day.

  • c-gar, isn’t hatstack on clinton and joralemon?

  • CGar, just arrived at the bar car here on the train and who do I run into….Mary Hanes. She’s asking about you and Sylvia.

  • By Butterfly on August 20, 2010 4:14 PM

    ew, sorry, i mean a bedbug beanie baby

    *rob*

    you need help, son.

  • I think the haystack was an infamous hustler bar on Eight Ave in Manhattan in the seventies!!!!

  • Cobble, now you cut that out!

  • “Cobble, now you cut that out!”

    I’m telling you, Snaps, I’m hot on the trail! LOOK OUT!!

  • Thanks, DeLepp, I meant Clinton & Joralemon, not Atlantic — had Atlantic on the mind because of Jessi’s place, and because I NEED drinks!!!

  • This is like the scene in “It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World” when they all act like they’re leaving to go walk the dog or go fishing instead of the find the big W.

  • **sprinkling stray crumbs to disguise the true trail to 500k**

    It’s mine, Cobble! MINE MINE MINE!

  • LOL, dave. Didn’t realize you were “on the train to Reno”.

  • Babs is cracking me up today!

  • “**sprinkling stray crumbs to disguise the true trail to 500k**

    It’s mine, Cobble! MINE MINE MINE!”

    ROFL! All I have to do is follow you and then sneak up real fast and GRAB 500,000!!

    It’s MINE MINE MINE! LOL!

  • “wtf is a shmuck?”

    Oh, the irony today. It’s killing me.

  • What you are following is actually a patented “Snappy Glitter Illusion,” an SGI if you will. It will lead you nowhere!

  • *****Flash from Dow Jones — Breaking commodity news****

    Caterpillars Eating Cocoa Leaves In Nigeria Cross River State(DJ)

    Sent to me by a colleague. Will it ever end?

  • Biff Champion is the most intelligent, handsome, witty, sensitive, insightful poster on Brownstoner!

    (500,000?)

  • Liars, all of you!!!

  • Nice try, Biffy! But no cigar!

  • I actually know one of the guys that INVENTED CGI, he’ll show me how to beat it!

    heh heh heh. Evil, n’est-ce pas? ; )

  • Now Donatella, your 4:36 is worthy of being 500k!

  • Kilroy was here.

  • Snappy, you leave CGar out of this!

  • Snappy, you leave CGar out of this!

  • “Liars, all of you!!!”

    Who are you calling a liar! You, you, you, LIAR! ; )

  • Bedbug, poo mist, no homo, Some Dead Architect (to the tune of “Its the End of the World as We Know It” or “We Didn’t Start the Fire”)

    500,000!

  • There was only one catch and that was catch-22.

  • Cobble was here.

  • Very evil, Cobble! I’ll have to employ my cats to distract you. Or better yet, I’ll throw my remaining fish into the toilet…that oughtta keep you busy! LOL

  • It was a dark and stormy night.

  • I miss jscheff

    (500,000?)

  • Well-behaved women rarely make history!

    500,000!

    :-)

  • CGar smokes cigars?

  • Ok, that double post by me was unintentional and in no way a sneaky attempt to score 500,000.

  • It’s freezing on me! Gaaaaah!

  • “If nothing lasts forever, then I figure I’d better take you forever, for now.”

    – Harry Connick Jr. was here

    :-)

    500,000

  • ” Or better yet, I’ll throw my remaining fish into the toilet…that oughtta keep you busy!”

    Too late, I already killed him off! ; )

  • It was YOU, Freddo.

  • I put the “Snap” in Snappy!

    500,000

    :-)

  • See Jessi. How can you admonish us for teasing Rob about bedbugs yesterday? He loves it as much as we do.

    :-)

    Yes, Rob loves bedbugs, and they LOVE him! It’s beautiful, man.

  • Someday this war is gonna end.

    500,000

  • Biff, you cheat!

  • “CGar smokes cigars?”

    By the seashore.

  • So, tell me what you think of this: I haven’t ordered anything online or from a catalog for years, but I needed a couple of things. The first package arrives, and my doorman tells me to sign for it. Only there’s no package, and no one signed for it. The doorman had stepped away. And my package was grabbed (and not in a good way). So my Super comes back to the building from home, and he and my doorman review the videotape and find out who swiped the package. They go to the woman’s apartment and confront her with the videotape of her taking the package, which she still tries to deny, except that the package is in plain view of the open door, and then she gave them a very hard time before finally relinquishing it! Double Sheesh!

  • How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?

    500,000

    :-)

  • Confucius say man who masturbates over cash register, always come into money.

  • “It’s beautiful, man.”

    I may die laughing at this.

  • Frankly, Mr. B, I don’t give a damn!

  • Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear
    Fuzzy Wuzzy had no hear
    So Fuzzy Wuzzy wasn’t fuzzy, was he?

    500,000

    :-)

  • 500,000

    Bragging about it too, Cobble!!!

  • Carpe Diem!

    Sieze the post! 500,000!

  • In my best Marlon Brando voice:

    I coulda been a lurker!!!

  • Do you ever wonder

  • Post #500,000, it comes around the oddest corners.

  • Damn, Cargar, you’re living among Gypsies Tramps and Thieves!

    Cher was here.

    500,000

    :-)

  • Gimme her name and number and I’ll take care of her, CGar.

  • CGar, that’s insane. That person has ISSUES.

  • “Dave, this conversation can serve no purpose anymore. Goodbye.”

    (HAL computer, 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968))

  • What kind of neighbors do you have, CGar??? Do you live in the projects????

  • Luke, I am your father.

  • They call me MISTER Biff.

  • Who wants a run down of my latest sexual escapades???

    500,000

  • I Got You Babe”

    [HER:] They say we’re young and we don’t know
    We won’t find out until we grow
    [HIM:] Well I don’t know if all that’s true
    ‘Cause you got me, and baby I got you

    [HIM:] Babe
    [BOTH:] I got you babe I got you babe

    [HER:] They say our love won’t pay the rent
    Before it’s earned, our money’s all been spent
    [HIM:] I guess that’s so, we don’t have a pot
    But at least I’m sure of all the things we got

    [HIM:] Babe
    [BOTH:] I got you babe I got you babe

    [HIM:] I got flowers in the spring I got you to wear my ring
    [HER:] And when I’m sad, you’re a clown
    And if I get scared, you’re always around
    [HER:] So let them say your hair’s too long
    ‘Cause I don’t care, with you I can’t go wrong
    [HIM:] Then put your little hand in mine
    There ain’t no hill or mountain we can’t climb

    [HIM:] Babe
    [BOTH:] I got you babe I got you babe

    [HIM:] I got you to hold my hand
    [HER:] I got you to understand
    [HIM:] I got you to walk with me
    [HER:] I got you to talk with me
    [HIM:] Igot you to kiss goodnight
    [HER:] I got you to hold me tight
    [HIM:] I got you, I won’t let go
    [HER:] I got you to love me so

    [BOTH:] I got you babe
    I got you babe
    I got you babe
    I got you babe
    I got you babe

  • I got a feelin’ that tonight’s gonna be a good, good night.

    The Black-Eyed Peas were here.

    500,000

    :-)

  • 525,600 posts. How do you measure, measure a blog?

  • 500,000 Bottles of Beer on the Wall….500,000 Bottles of Beer…

  • USA! USA! USA!

  • There were three guys…

  • Benson got a cat!!!!!!!!!

    500,000

  • If I get 500,000, I’ll be BRAGGING about it alright!

  • “Ok, that double post by me was unintentional and in no way a sneaky attempt to score 500,000.”

    Dry that out and you could fertilize the lawn, Champion.

  • Common sense is not so common.

    Voltaire was here

    500,000

    :-)

  • 4 score and 7 years ago…

  • I’m going to make Mr. B a post he can’t refuse.

  • PLUSAs, I’ve got a feeling we’re not on the Brooklyn Heights Blog anymore.

  • THAT was evil, Snaps, and you KNOW why!

  • Here’s looking at you, Mr. B.

  • We forgot Felix the Cat in the cartoons!! How could we have forgotton Felix????

    Benson, you cat has a name — FELIX!!

  • I would walk 500,000 miles
    and I would walk 500,000 more
    Just to be the man who walked 500,000 miles….

  • Use the force, Luke.

  • CGar does not smoke cgars by the seashore, but is seriously considering a “CGar” tattoo with a bunch of cgars.

  • 500,000 uses for a dead cat…