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Brownstoner,

quotation-icon.jpgSo you fancy yourself a member of the media now? That’s a laugh. Sit around copying and pasting links all day from actual newspapers and you feel you deserve to be included amongst reputable publications that actually put in work and report the news? Your site offers absolutely nothing of value in terms of news and only exists to help your boyhood UES Manhattan pals sell overpriced real estate.

Go to school, work hard, and get a real job if it’s respect and recognition you crave. Or at least hire writers who know how to formulate sentences. Posting links to other people’s work does not make you part of the media. You write a blog and you run a dirty flea market. You’re no different than the other 100,000 yuppies who’ve moved to Brooklyn in the past decade. You’re quite far from being part of the media elite in this town.

Keep up the good work.

— Posted by EnglishKills in Here’s the New Whole Foods Rendering

128 Comment

  • Sometimes I wish this website had a Like button like the one on Facebook lol

  • there were better quotes imo

  • daveinbedstuy

    LOL!!!! I see a severe case of sour grapes.

  • daveinbedstuy

    Englishkills, just what is a “Planner” as you have it listed as your profession, and a successful 29 year old one at that!!!!

  • And I thought *I* was a little bitch…

  • Good golly! Back away from the keyboard…slowly…slowly…hands up…right…that’s good…

  • Englishkills must new around here, or he’d know Mr. B’s background, and he wouldn’t have mouthed off!

  • Biff Champion

    How has EnglishKills been in Brooklyn since 1978 (despite references in past posts to having also lived in Queens) yet he’s only 29 years old? Is Brownstoner like the Land of Oz where posters never grow old?

  • Biff Champion

    Bitter, table for one.

  • Blayze11

    Oh my, and I thought I was a firebrand of sorts.

  • slopefarm

    “So you fancy yourself a member of the media now?” — Um, this is media, EK, otherwise you wouldn’t be able to access it.

    “Sit around copying and pasting links all day from actual newspapers and you feel you deserve to be included amongst reputable publications that actually put in work and report the news?” — Um, he did report a story. He had the scoop on the WF letter to CB6. Small potatoes, but it is reporting. Your comment is in the follow up thread to that story.

    “Your site offers absolutely nothing of value in terms of news” — so why are you reading it? You must place 0 value on your own time.

    “only exists to help your boyhood UES Manhattan pals sell overpriced real estate.” — Um, this is Brooklyn, not UES.

    “Go to school, work hard, and get a real job if it’s respect and recognition you crave.” — Maybe the two of you should get together and compare tax returns.

    “Or at least hire writers who know how to formulate sentences.” — Where’s the subject of that sentence?

    “Posting links to other people’s work does not make you part of the media.” — Again, I think you need to look up the definition of media.

    “You write a blog and you run a dirty flea market.” — OK, yes, he writes a blog. And yes, it is hard to sanitize a large outdoor urban space. So you got him there.

    “You’re no different than the other 100,000 yuppies who’ve moved to Brooklyn in the past decade.” — There are 100,000 other Brooklyn blogs that generate equivalent hits and revenues? I’d love to see them.

    “You’re quite far from being part of the media elite in this town.” — Bit of a straw man, don’t you think? You got a cite for Mr. B claiming he’s part of media elite?

  • NYGuy7

    I don’t think anyone who lives in Park Slope is in a position to be calling other people yuppies.

  • infinitejester

    Brownstoner long ago gained momentum enough to quash attitudes like this, which are usually more perplexed than outright hostile, in the dust.

  • Biff — His comments also include reference to a 6-unit building he owns… ya know, the typical property for a 29 year old to own. Oh, wait. No, that’s the sort of property that is bankrolled by daddy’s or granddad’s money!

    (Or he was a successful meth cooker before he got into the high-rolling career of urban planner. I’m assuming that’s what he means by planner… or perhaps he’s a party planner.)

    Little self-righteous turd.

  • daveinbedstuy

    I bet he’ll be too thin-skinned to come back and comment.

  • Mr. B gets the award for Best Sense of Humor for citing this as QOTD.
    It truly is a doozy.

  • …are we sure this isn’t a pissed off relative posting under a pseudonym?
    Thanksgiving dinners can leave behind some lingering angry sentiments.

  • bryanx

    Someones SuperAutomatic bean-to-cup espresso machine broke this morning.

  • NYGuy7

    “You’re no different than the other 100,000 yuppies who’ve moved to Brooklyn in the past decade”

    He neglects to mention he’s one of those 100,000 people.

  • english kills is a loon. I just went back and read all of kills’ posts—in the event that the poster is just having a bad day, or the rain and holidays have put ‘em in a funk—and nearly every one was poison-laced. Dibs, he attacks you often and without mercy.

  • On behalf of the real English, I disown this guy.

    “Mr. B gets the award for Best Sense of Humor for citing this as QOTD”
    Either that or he’s looking for some affirmation from all of us, to which I am happy to contribute….

  • daveinbedstuy

    Let me check, Fjorder. I can’t remember him at all so i guess he’s not up to the game that others are.

  • slopefarm,

    …and you complain about my longish posts?

    I’m thinking of charging you by the hour after reading
    that polemic!

  • slopefarm

    LOL, legion. I thought you’d appreciate a good dissection. But the joke’s on EK. Mr. B’s leveraged him twice for hits.

  • Brownstoner is fine. It’s not them we should be worried about…it’s the UES transplants from DDDB (Delay, Don’t Develop Brooklyn) who are the real problem.

  • daveinbedstuy

    Ah, yes…here it is:

    And you’re simply a f*ucking f*ggot, Dave. Have you ever been employed or do you simply jerk off on this website all day?

    Posted by: EnglishKills at October 1, 2010 2:45 PM in response to Suspicious Fire Guts Putnam Ave. House

    Let me attempt to address the points one by one:

    1. Yes, and a lot of f*cking; something you apparently need a bit more of.
    2. the second question is a compound question in two different timeframes. English kills if you don’t know how to use it properly.

    He/she/it is a rather sad Greenpoint renter methinks.

  • childhood friends in the UES of Manhattam?

    Oh the shame…the infamy!

  • daveinbedstuy

    HEY, I’m an UES transplant. Although dh will come and argue it was Midtown East.

  • ***Newsflash***

    According to wikileaks,
    this is actually an intercepted cable between
    NY Times Editor Bill Keller and Roger Ailes at Fox News.

  • “You’re no different than the other 100,000 yuppies who’ve moved to Brooklyn in the past decade.”

    don’t you have to be young to be a yuppie?

  • Whole Foods brings out the Wackos. Are you sure you want to shop there?

  • “HEY, I’m an UES transplant. Although dh will come and argue it was Midtown East.”

    you can call your old hood UES if I call your new hood brownsville.

    south of 59th = midtown

  • ppwest

    this site could be written by dyslexic third graders, steal everything they post and run a crack den in brooklyn heights and i’d still click on it a million times a day cause it’s totally addictive :)

    my theory is that he is like those crazy homo-phobes. if he hates it so much, it probably means he loves it and is just repressed and wishes he had his own blog.

  • donatella

    yeah, dh, most of the people here are ouppies.

  • daveinbedstuy

    I agree, Interior Desecrator. More likely to get in an argument at Whole Foods than at a bar.

  • NYGuy7

    “HEY, I’m an UES transplant. Although dh will come and argue it was Midtown East.”

    Well if it was below 59th st then I’d agree, that’s midtown.

  • slopefarm

    “yeah, dh, most of the people here are ouppies.”

    Dona, you’ve been navel-gazing. Aren’t there at least a few innies?

  • - Aren’t there at least a few innies?
    There are a few ninnies on this site.

  • Biff Champion

    I’m a transplanted cuppie (Canadian urban professional) from the true UES.

  • [as heard on overhead speakers]

    “Attention shoppers,
    The blue dot special at Whole Foods today is
    canned SNARK.
    Available in aisle 6.

    …Also available today is
    fresh frozen bile, quantities are limited.”

  • infinitejester

    Legion,

    You are HILARIOUS!

  • UES = United Extended States
    Includes our neighbors to the north (Canada) and South (Mexico)

  • I think Biff’s “bitter, table for one” and Legion’s remarks sum it up quite well, as does slopefarm’s analysis.

    Mr. B. laughs all the way to the bank.

  • jester,

    ;o)
    I’ll be here all week ’till 6.

  • “Or at least hire writers who know how to formulate sentences.”

    I am highly offended by this! Damn it, I know how to not only formulate them, I can still remember how to DIAGRAM sentences. So there!

  • wow, lol nglishkills is a mad little puppy . No, i am sorry about saying that , that is so insulting to puppies. :-)

  • Go back to reading newspapers English, this internet stuff just isn’t for you!

  • nasty… english kills is a good name for ya…. totally inaccurate comment showing no understanding of media today
    JB works hard to report, observe and add to the dialogue MM is wonderful, the commercial thing useful, and the dialogue once is a while valuable we need compilations so we can keep up with all that is going on this is the best r.e. website in nyc period we need all the media of all kinds we can get today compilation supports the site, which does original work as well and most newspapers today are cut and paste of AP, NYT, etc…. Kills, you must a dipped yourself in that water by Morgan Avenue

  • > “The blue dot special at Whole Foods today is canned SNARK.”

    And me without a can opener… can’t… breathe…

    LOLegion is on a roll today!

  • benson

    Hi folks;

    I am now in San Jose, California.

    Mr. B.: perfect response – just prominently repost his rant, for all to see. It sepaks for itself.

  • love this. little does the poor guy know how much he made my day. thanks b’stoner for posting it and giving us a chuckle. I’m picturing a skinny white guy with dandruff in dirty tighty-whiteys at his keyboard cursing away.

  • Douchey with a capital D.

    Yeah I know, the weather sucks ass today.

  • If there is nothing I hate more, it’s a lovefest, so I’ll just throw a little contrarian thinking at this. Craig Hammerman blasts every e-mail address he ever came within ten feet of (mine included) with the news he received from Whole Foods. Brownie posts it verbatim and then when other media run the story–probably from other sources–gets peevish that the blog didn’t get credit for “breaking the story?” Puh-lease!

    Killah business model, well-designed website, excellent source of information that I value and check several times a day, but EnglishKills ain’t the only one who lacks perspective here. Stoner’s lapses like this are infrequent but (to myself) I called bulls#it on his incredulousness as soon as I read it.

  • This website often does break news (many times because there is a tipster who observes something going on in their own neighborhood) but in this case I agree with g man that this info was hardly a scoop. I’ve seen many other cases where a mainstream NYC newspaper obviously got the idea for a more obscure local story from a blogger and failed to indicate their debt to the smaller and far-less-well-funded source. The ongoing Whole Food saga was being tracked by lots of people for a long time now…

  • WHAT!?

    What a hilarious quote.

    We are all media now, especially Mr. B.

    – Member of the Old Media (the one that supplanted the people who copy illuminated manuscripts)

  • benson

    G-man;

    Lots of people called out Mr. B. in the Whole Foods thread, and deservedly so. English Kills’ comments, however, are over-the-top.

  • this is better than gossip girl which ALSO takes place between people who live on the UES and Brooklyn! hahahah

    *rob*

  • Good to know benson; thanks. After about 20 comments, I decided the Whole Foods thread didn’t have much to tell me and stopped reading it.

  • @g man: Yeah, but I have no idea who this Craig Hammerman guy is, and I’m certainly not on his email list. Stoner was the 1st place I read about it so to me it was news, and that’s pretty much the point of redundancy and dispersion of information via any form of media, eh?