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A Propos of Nothing

ScarletKnight41
Jun 05 2005 02:19 PM

I've said this before, and I'll say it again - there is nothing in this universe as delicious as strawberries that you have just picked off the vine. Yum!

Willets Point
Jun 05 2005 07:27 PM

Previous topic and next topic in this forum mean the exact opposite of what they mean in Ezboard. It's like a sink with hot water on the right and cold on the left, I'll never get used to it.

seawolf17
Jun 05 2005 07:31 PM

What, exactly, is a "propos" of nothing?

cooby
Jun 05 2005 10:36 PM

I just realized, that little (what is that thing, a bell?) turns tan when there is a new post on a forum

cooby
Jun 05 2005 10:37 PM

Only, how do you make it turn white again after you've read it?

ScarletKnight41
Jun 05 2005 10:41 PM

Just refresh the page and it will turn white automatically if there are no new posts.

cooby
Jun 05 2005 11:16 PM

Also, it goes away if you read it

metsmarathon
Jun 06 2005 12:58 AM

i keep hitting "preview" when i mean "submit"

i hate that.

damnit. i did it again.
one day, i'm gonna lose a reall good long rant because of this, and its not going to make me happy.

SwitchHitter
Jun 06 2005 03:23 AM

I thought the link to the new forum was a joke.

seawolf17
Jun 06 2005 10:34 AM

A piece of string walks into a bar. The bartender says, "Sorry, pal, we don't serve string." So the string walks outside, ties himself up and tussles his ends. He walks back in, and the bartender says, "Hey, pal, I told you, we don't serve string." The string, irritated, replies, "No, I'm a frayed knot."

LF, I get that stupid joke in my head every team I see one of your posts.

ScarletKnight41
Jun 06 2005 10:42 AM

I made myself an iced latte this morning, and it turned out really well.

Frayed Knot
Jun 06 2005 10:49 AM

"LF, I get that stupid joke in my head every team I see one of your posts."

That's the joke I stole this stupid name from in the first place.
I once played on a volleyball team that called ourselves 'The Frayed Knots'

Johnny Dickshot
Jun 06 2005 11:00 AM

Bought not 1 but 2 air conditioners yesterday. They were FLYING out of PC Richard. (tweet-tweet, tweet tweet tweet)

ScarletKnight41
Jun 06 2005 11:02 AM

I hate that tweeting.

Yancy Street Gang
Jun 06 2005 11:07 AM

Mark Felt: His name is a sentence!

seawolf17
Jun 06 2005 11:15 AM

I know the guy who did that whistle; I worked with him when I recorded our Open House commercial from my old job.

ScarletKnight41
Jun 06 2005 01:24 PM

The idiots who were working on the house across the street backed out of that driveway and smashed my mailbox :evil:

MFS62
Jun 06 2005 04:26 PM

Cooby,
enough of this foolishness.
Don't keep us hanging from the old board.
Why was there a lemon in the trunk of your car?
Inquiring minds want to know.

Later

Willets Point
Jun 06 2005 04:34 PM

A patron requested a book written by Jose Reyes today. It's called Legislative history of America’s economic policy toward the Philippines. Jose's a talented man - shortstop, soccer player, and expert on Filipino economics.

ScarletKnight41
Jun 06 2005 04:40 PM

U2 songs aren't as much fun now that Jason Phillips is no longer a Met.

seawolf17
Jun 08 2005 08:59 AM

I stepped out our back door today and walked right into an effing spiderweb. I think MLB put it there to promote the future filming of Spiderman 3. And now I'm going to be thinking I have tiny spiders in my hair (well, on my head) all day.

cooby
Jun 08 2005 09:43 AM

If you want your children to hate you, give them driving lessons

Frayed Knot
Jun 08 2005 09:43 AM

In honor of this thread, I think a description of Tom Seaver's announcing skills should be called: 'A Pro's Pro of Nothing'

ScarletKnight41
Jun 08 2005 11:06 AM

The strawberries at the farm today were the best they've been all week!

Edgy DC
Jun 08 2005 03:46 PM

I just trimmed my eyebrows. These things don't take care of themselves.

Willets Point
Jun 08 2005 03:52 PM

I need my eyes checked. On first read through, I thought you wrote that you trimmed your elbows. Ow.

soupcan
Jun 08 2005 03:54 PM

Hoobastank.

What kinda stupid ass name is that?

ScarletKnight41
Jun 08 2005 05:31 PM

I got an e-mail today from a formerly close friend who hasn't written for months. I love nice surprises like that.

SwitchHitter
Jun 08 2005 06:07 PM

We're having teriyaki pork chops for dinner tonight. I usually cook pork chops in raspberry non-fat dressing, but I'm running out, so it's teriyaki instead.

ScarletKnight41
Jun 08 2005 06:41 PM

Remeber the Fluffernutter jingle? Here it is -


http://www.marshmallowfluff.com/htm/welcome.shtml

MFS62
Jun 08 2005 07:27 PM

Why is it that the air that comes out of you car air conditioner when you put on the "Max Air" setting is warmer than when you have it on the "Normal" setting?

Later

SwitchHitter
Jun 08 2005 10:38 PM

My six-year old son just told us that sharks eat "small creditors".

soupcan
Jun 08 2005 10:42 PM

That's funny.

My 4 year-old was with my wife in the fish store the other day, saw some lobsters in the tank and said "Look mommy, the lobsters are wearing 'Livestrongs'".

Willets Point
Jun 08 2005 11:16 PM

I rode my bike home in a thunderstorm.

In other news, I picked up by diploma today. I goofed and planned my trip to New York last month at the same time as my graduation ceremony, so I missed that (no biggie). Now I have proof that I'm a Master - aside from the yellow glow all over my body of course.

SwitchHitter
Jun 08 2005 11:36 PM

I always thought that kinda glow came from eatin' too near nuclear facilities. This is hearsay, though, as all the power plants near me burn fossil fuels, so I ain't never seen nobody what actually glowed.

cooby
Jun 08 2005 11:41 PM

I picked up by diploma today


Sounds like you caught a cold riding your bike in a thunderstorm today!

Congrats on the diploma! And tough nuts to the meanies who don't like smilies, this is for you:

ScarletKnight41
Jun 09 2005 12:22 PM

This is going to make Kase shudder, but I bought my 2006 date book today.

The thing is, I already have dates that I needed to enter in it.

Willets Point
Jun 09 2005 12:24 PM

Ha ha, it does look like I have a cold.

Willets Point
Jun 09 2005 04:38 PM

There's an infestation of Harvard graduates around here today.

Good riddance, maggots!!!!

holychicken
Jun 09 2005 04:45 PM

]Good riddance, maggots!!!!


I thought they were rats, not maggots.

ScarletKnight41
Jun 09 2005 05:07 PM

Tonight is the end of the year party at my son's elementary school.

We have owned our house 10 years, and for all of that time I have had at least one child at that school continuously. But the school is currently K-3, and this is my youngest child's final year there. I'm feeling very sentimental - I'm really going to miss that place.

Batty31
Jun 09 2005 06:01 PM

Wow...the little one is finishing 3rd grade?? Time sure does fly!

ScarletKnight41
Jun 09 2005 07:41 PM

You should see him. He's still the same die hard Mets fan, but now he can talk rings around most people.

He'll be posting here before you know it.

Batty31
Jun 09 2005 08:17 PM

Who is his favorite player these days?

ScarletKnight41
Jun 09 2005 08:41 PM

He said he doesn't really have one, but when prodded he said probably Piazza. And he's wearing #5 in Little League this year for Mr. Wright <g>

Batty31
Jun 09 2005 08:48 PM

'nods' He still has good taste I see.

cooby
Jun 09 2005 09:03 PM

Man, talk about bad eyes, I thought that said "what's his favorite color"...

ScarletKnight41
Jun 09 2005 09:10 PM

You should see the kid discuss the MFYs (he knows the term, even though he doesn't know what it means) and the evils of bandwagoning. Makes a mom proud <g>

Batty31
Jun 09 2005 09:59 PM

LMAO...I can easily see him doing this! You should be damn proud indeed!

Hey cooby, perhaps you need to make an appointment with Rockin' Doc to have those eyes checked. :wink:

Willets Point
Jun 09 2005 10:36 PM

holychicken wrote:
]Good riddance, maggots!!!!


I thought they were rats, not maggots.


No, Harvard students / alums are maggots. It's a Simpson's reference, SKIP might remember the episode.

ScarletKnight41
Jun 09 2005 10:38 PM

Damn - I can't recall it :oops:

Willets Point
Jun 09 2005 10:42 PM

If I recall correctly, Bart & Lisa visit the studio that makes "Itchy and Scratchy" cartoons and learn that all the writers for "Itchy and Scratchy" are actually Harvard grads. The writers have an abusive boss who calls them "maggots" and makes fun of Harvard. One of the writers responds to the boss: "You sir have the boorish affectations of a Yalie!"

Anyhow, ever since I've affectionately reffered to Harvardians as "maggots."

ScarletKnight41
Jun 09 2005 10:44 PM

I do remember the episode - back when The Simpsons was still funny. But I didn't remember that reference.

holychicken
Jun 10 2005 09:55 AM

A willets, I remember that episode. . . .but I was refering to Harvard expanding and, as a result, there was an increase of rats in Allston. I guess my reference wasn't as clever as I thought it was.

holychicken
Jun 10 2005 11:25 AM

This is apropos of another thread, but I thought it fit better here.

I had a friend, not much of a cook, for reasons which will soone be obvious.

He invited me over for one of his first cooking sessions and he cooked some chicken dish with garlic in it. It was the most overly garlic thing I had ever had in my life, and that's saying a lot. There were chunks of garlic EVERYWHERE. . .so I inquired as to why he put so much garlic in it.

"It called for two cloves"

"There are two cloves of garlic in every bite!"

"No way, man, I bought two cloves from the supermarket and those things are pretty big"

"Uh, you buy heads of garlic from the grocery store, you schmuck. There are multiple cloves in a head"

"Oh. . . My bad"


I am not sure which is worse, that or when he asked me how to cook pasta.

cooby
Jun 10 2005 11:30 AM

You allowed him to cook chicken for you? Squirrel is easily substituted in some chicken dishes.

ScarletKnight41
Jun 10 2005 11:34 AM

I knew he was a cannibal.

holychicken
Jun 10 2005 11:35 AM

uh, did I say chicken? I meant. . .err. . .uh. . .FISH! That's it, fish.

I am no cannibal!

ScarletKnight41
Jun 10 2005 02:14 PM

Remember Waiting for Guffman? Well, Red, White & Blaine has nothing on my township -




] The Heritage Day schedule is as follows:
• 9 a.m. to noon: Pedals for Progress Bike Drive sponsored by the Bike & Pedestrian Task Force. Area community groups and nutrition information from local nutritionist Cathy P, as well as local artisans, breakfast and lunch foods, and drinks.
• 9:30 a.m.: Area folk singers' performance followed by balloon-making for children.
• 10:30 a.m.: Presentation of "One True Thing About Farming," written by resident Bonnie B, to the Community Farmers' Market farms.
• 10:45 a.m.: Mayor S's second proclamation of Farm Heritage Day.
• 11 a.m.: Magic show by Ben N.
• 11:30 a.m.: Musical performance by High School South's a capella group.

Willets Point
Jun 10 2005 02:38 PM

Sorry, H-Chick. I got your reference, I was just explaining mine. You are clever, and don't let anyone tell you otherwise.

holychicken
Jun 10 2005 03:09 PM

Too late, my ego has been shattered beyond repair.

And the janitor in my building just tried to kill me with a soggy ceiling tile.

ScarletKnight41
Jun 10 2005 03:36 PM

OK - this is a serious question. At what age is a teenager old enough to take a train into the City with her friends for the day?

Willets Point
Jun 10 2005 03:40 PM

Depends on the maturity of the teenager, but I'd say at least a high school freshman.

Edgy DC
Jun 10 2005 03:42 PM

Depends on:

a) The teenager
b) the friends (huge)
c) the hours
d) the city
e) the destination
f) the cell phone contact
g) the train

Start with the friends. Do you know them all? Do you know the parents?

MaryKate and Ashley took a train into the city. Now look at them.

ScarletKnight41
Jun 10 2005 03:56 PM

a) The teenager in question is my daugher, who is finishing up her sophomore year of high school. Who can be very level headed when she wants to be. And she has spent enough time in the City in her life (including living there her first five and a half years) so that she has some sense of the place.

b) Thankfully, the friends are a very good group of kids. I am very thankful for that, believe me. I don't know every one of these kids, but I know most of them for years, and I know them pretty well - they are good kids from good families, with older siblings who have turned out right so far.

c) I told her that if I get permission, this woud have to be done during the day.

d) The city? The only capitalized one is New York, of course.

e)The destination - to see the new Batman flick on an Imax screen. This actually adds to the comfort level - the Imax theater is in our old neighborhood, which we visit frequently, and we have very close friends who live across the street from the theater. So if she got into trouble, she'd have a very safe place to go.

f) She has a cell phone, and my number is programmed into it. At least one of the other kids in this traveling party has a cell phone also.

g) The train would be NJ Transit to Penn, and then the 1/9 uptown (or a cab)

What I told my daughter was that I wasn't saying yes just yet, and that I'd have to talk to the other parents first. If she was a total suburbanite I'd be more fearful, but it's not like she's never been on the subway before.

Willets Point
Jun 10 2005 04:06 PM

I hope this works out for your daughter, visiting the City is a good experience. I used to go in on the train when I was a teen, albeit I always went with my sister who is 3 1/2 years older.

I went to school with suburban kids who'd NEVER been to the City and furthermore didn't want to. They don't know what they were missing.

MFS62
Jun 10 2005 04:12 PM

When I moved to Connecticut, I discovered that my neighbor's kids, aged (at that time) 10,11, 13 and 15 had never been to NY City. (Individually or as a family)
I couldn't believe that they didn't realize what they had been missing.

The parents were from a small town in Pennsylvania and were apparently urban-phobic.

EDIT:typo

Later

seawolf17
Jun 10 2005 04:13 PM

Honestly, people... New York City is not, by any means, "all that." (I know, I know... sacrilege.)

ScarletKnight41
Jun 10 2005 04:23 PM

It's "All That", AND a bag of chips. So there!

MFS62
Jun 10 2005 04:26 PM

Then why didn't AlQeda attack someplace else?

Later

Willets Point
Jun 10 2005 04:29 PM

A visit to the city transforms dead-eyed suburbanites into white hot grease fires of pure entertainment!

ScarletKnight41
Jun 10 2005 04:30 PM

Except for you. You're not working out, so I'll be playing your part.

MFS62
Jun 10 2005 04:32 PM

I think the part of WP should be played by Dustn Hoffman.

Later

ScarletKnight41
Jun 10 2005 04:34 PM

No, the proper response to that line is, "Drag."

Willets Point
Jun 10 2005 04:36 PM

I stumped you once but never again.

ScarletKnight41
Jun 10 2005 04:42 PM

Never say never. But "A Streetcar Named Marge" was one of the best Simpsons episodes ever.

Swan Swan H
Jun 10 2005 05:03 PM

]Then why didn't AlQeda attack someplace else?


Folks at the Pentagon seem to believe they did.

Willets Point
Jun 10 2005 05:03 PM

Yeah, it came up on my iPod just as I was reading about suburbanites, hence the quote.

MFS62
Jun 10 2005 05:07 PM

Swan Swan H wrote:
]Then why didn't AlQeda attack someplace else?


Folks at the Pentagon seem to believe they did.


I know. But we werre talking about cities that folks can live in/ visit.

I spent some time in the Pentagon during my Viet Nam era service. Yes, it has many of the facilities found in cities, but I wouldn't want to live there.

Later

ScarletKnight41
Jun 10 2005 05:11 PM

WP - A stranger's just a friend you haven't met ;)

Edgy DC
Jun 10 2005 05:18 PM

] know. But we werre talking about cities that folks can live in/ visit.


What am I, a Dachsund?

Willets Point
Jun 10 2005 05:37 PM

You live in the Pentagon?

Willets Point
Jun 10 2005 05:41 PM

I am just a simple paperboy, no romance do I seek.
I just wanted forty cents, for my deliveries last week.
Will this bewitching floozy
Seduce this humble newsie?
Oh, what's a paperboy to... doooooo?

ScarletKnight41
Jun 10 2005 06:22 PM

Woo-Hoo!

seawolf17
Jun 10 2005 08:28 PM

It's the uncertainty that gnaws most at Jug Twitty.

KC
Jun 11 2005 01:55 PM

Anyone have to explain who Johnny Dickshot is and what's up with that
photo to anyone looking over their laptop usin' shoulder yet? When worlds
collide.

cooby
Jun 11 2005 02:02 PM

My daughter once asked me who the hell that is when Johnny was still Widey. (her exact words)

She also asked me who the Duke fan was, and the Mets coffee mug.


PS: Bad news, Widey, she thinks it's you

KC
Jun 11 2005 02:08 PM

I forget if we discussed Johnny Dickshot at any length. Here's a page ...

http://www.ducey.com/papa.html

ScarletKnight41
Jun 11 2005 02:09 PM

What we really need, in honor of Wide's anniversary as well as to show cooby jr. what he really looks like, are those gorgeous pictures from his wedding last year.

MFS62
Jun 11 2005 06:35 PM

(fact from one of the Animal Channels)
The average elephant produced 220 pounds of dung per day.
The total amount of dung produced by all the elephants in the world in one year weighs more than the Empire State Building.

My speculation: The total amount of dung produced, as well as the total weight of that dung, is far less than Mike Francessa.

Later

seawolf17
Jun 12 2005 01:44 PM

In case you needed another reason why [url=http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20050610/od_nm/cat_fire_dc;_ylt=AkUlHDUWr3lAs2TlWoivC2MZ.3QA;_ylu=X3oDMTBhOWhjOTd2BHNlYwNjaWQ3NTc-]cats[/url] are evil...

ScarletKnight41
Jun 12 2005 01:46 PM

Dave Barry would often write about cats and dogs. Dogs loyally wait for you to return home, while cats attend estate planning seminars and plot your demise.

Edgy DC
Jun 12 2005 02:00 PM

] forget if we discussed Johnny Dickshot at any length.


I had a thread going about him. Now dead.

ScarletKnight41
Jun 12 2005 05:44 PM

Kase and any other former Boy Scouts will get a laugh out of this.

Last night the Cub Scouts had a picnic/bonfire/sleepover (the sleepover part was optional. D-Dad and our Cub Scout stayed the night. I, who got debilitating poison ivy just from attending a Camporee for two hours last October, passed on that, thankyouverymuch. But I digress....). There was a Boy Scout troop in charge of the bonfire part of the evening. And they did a very nice job of buiding a fire in half an oil drum. Just one problem - instead of placing the drum on bricks, they placed it on a couple of logs.

Let's just say that the Boy Scouts had to take some breaks from their skits, etc. to douse the fire underneath the fire with water.

Luckily, no Boy Scouts or Cub Scouts were hurt in the process, and everyone had a good time. Still, this will be something we'll laugh about for a while - it was quite a sight.

Rockin' Doc
Jun 12 2005 10:15 PM

The Gardenia hedge row beside my driveway is in full bloom right now. The flowers look nice, but the fragrance is heavenly. The wind it carries the wonderful fragrance across the driveway, back yard, and patio.

cooby
Jun 12 2005 11:04 PM

There are about five gnats crawling on my computer screen

Rockin' Doc
Jun 12 2005 11:16 PM

You're 100 player spots ahead of me cooby. I'll likely meet you in Seavercity sometime in the year 2009.

cooby
Jun 12 2005 11:21 PM

Hopefully, I'll be Mrs. Joan Payson by then... :)

But I'll certainly save you a place, Rocky

Rockin' Doc
Jun 13 2005 07:48 AM

I must admit that Rocky, doesn't give the boost to my ego that Hottie did. Mybe I should have given some more thought before changing my name back to it's original form.

Willets Point
Jun 13 2005 08:36 AM

Hot Doc?

cooby
Jun 13 2005 09:23 AM

Why was there a lemon in the trunk of your car?
Just spotted this...

I knew I had bought two lemons but a few days later I couldn't find one in the refrigerator, so I thought maybe it rolled out of the grocerie bag in the car. It did.

ScarletKnight41
Jun 13 2005 11:41 AM

RD - you'll always be Hottie to me ;)

cooby
Jun 13 2005 11:43 AM

Never plant flowers while wearing your dressup bathing suit

ScarletKnight41
Jun 13 2005 01:22 PM

I just picked up some hazelnut gelato from Whole Foods Market today. OMG that stuff is good!

Willets Point
Jun 13 2005 02:20 PM

Bostonians BITCH way too much about the weather. It drives me bonkers.

holychicken
Jun 13 2005 03:11 PM

They bitch more than people elsewhere?

I have been up here too long to actually notice a difference. . . however, it does boggle my mind how addicted to AC people are around here.

cooby
Jun 13 2005 10:04 PM

I have been trying to figure out for the past week or so why the song "Silent Night" has been going through my head, and I finally figured it out tonight.

It starts up every time I see Scarlett Knight's new name

ScarletKnight41
Jun 13 2005 10:36 PM

ROFL - because I'm such a deeply religious person, and 'tis the season.

Or because I'm so silent. Yeah, that must be it....

Rockin' Doc
Jun 13 2005 11:43 PM

holychicken - "...it does boggle my mind how addicted to AC people are around here."

You say that like it's a bad thing. Around here, it's just a matter of survival during the summer months. Of course, it really isn't too hot here, it's just so damn humid.

Frayed Knot
Jun 14 2005 10:11 AM

But in the south it's a neccesity.
Up here,I've got neighbors who start cranking their ACs as soon as the thermometer peeks it's head above 62 degrees.

MFS62
Jun 14 2005 10:19 AM

Hey!
Don't throw around that number 62 so lightly. :)

And if you've been to Mexico, you know that the two most important inventions known to mankind are air conditioning and Immodium.

Later

ScarletKnight41
Jun 14 2005 11:03 AM

Hottie - you'll enjoy this.

When I was in Charleston last month, on sightseeing trips I heard more than once how the wealthy families would leave their plantations during the summer months and go to their summer estates in North Carolina to get away from the heat and humidity down there.

MFS62
Jun 14 2005 12:40 PM

Thank you, Cooby.

You can't imagine how anxious I was while I waited for that answer. I kinda' figured it got lost in the board down nonsense last week (gee, was it only last week?).

Later

Willets Point
Jun 14 2005 12:55 PM

People south of the M-D line have reason to complain about the heat (although on the other hand it's their own damn fault for chosing to live in that god-forsaken tropical swamp). The past few "hot" days in Boston were typical March days when I lived in VA.

A rainstorm this morning cooled things off and it is beautiful out now. Bostonians will still bitch.

ScarletKnight41
Jun 14 2005 02:57 PM

Update on the trip to the City to see the new Batman film at the Imax.

Last night, my daughter asks her dad if he would like to accompany the group to the show, because her friends think that he's cool and would appreciate the film.

D-Dad - "One of the parents said someone couldn't go to the City without a chaperone, huh?"

Daughter - "Apparently."

Well, it is a good group of kids, and D-Dad will try to work out his schedule to go in with the group one day. And at least we can say that we're the parents who were willing to trust this group of kids to go to the City by themselves for the afternoon.

Willets Point
Jun 14 2005 03:04 PM

You mean they didn't say "D-Dad's a cool dad because he'll buy us a pitcher of beer at Scruffy Duck's?"

(joke...kidding...ha ha)

Willets Point
Jun 14 2005 03:07 PM

Today reminds me of one of those days in High School when we'd cut class and hang out at the beach at Tod's Point.

ScarletKnight41
Jun 14 2005 05:56 PM

D-Dad doesn't drink beer. He ain't buying what he ain't drinking.

KC
Jun 14 2005 07:47 PM

Pitcher of margaritas!!

It was 54 degrees at game start at Fenway. I hope the weather gods blow
some of that down here pronto.

soupcan
Jun 14 2005 10:32 PM

Bippity boppity boo.

cooby
Jun 14 2005 11:00 PM

It must be cooler tonight; there are only 2 gnats on my monitor screen.

Willets Point
Jun 14 2005 11:03 PM

It certainly chilled off quickly. Reminds me of what Mark Twain said about New England weather.

cooby
Jun 14 2005 11:16 PM

three gnats now, they must have multiplied when I wasn't watching

cooby
Jun 15 2005 09:36 AM

I couldn't figure out why I had such a splitting headache last night, then I remembered, I didn't drink any coffee yesterday

Willets Point
Jun 15 2005 09:54 AM

Hey cooby, your computer just has the gnack!

soupcan
Jun 15 2005 10:08 AM

She gnows that!

ScarletKnight41
Jun 15 2005 11:33 AM

I'm listening to AOL radio, "I'll Stand By You" by The Pretenders is on right now, and it's really hitting home for me.

MFS62
Jun 15 2005 12:16 PM

I love that song. Great vocal performance.

Later

ScarletKnight41
Jun 15 2005 03:18 PM

I just came back from baking brownies with my son's third grade class. Baking wasn't meant to be a group activity, where everyone gets to break eggs and mix things.....

Still, despite the mess, it was a lot of fun. And since the teacher is a man, who hasn't had that much experience in the kitchen, my help was really appreciated <g>

ScarletKnight41
Jun 15 2005 03:57 PM

I just tried Coca Cola Zero. I think it tastes like Tab.

cooby
Jun 15 2005 05:05 PM

Have you tried Coke with lime yet? I can't find it, except diet. I even have a coupon for a free one

ScarletKnight41
Jun 15 2005 05:10 PM

I haven't tried that yet. But Diet Cherry Pepsi (or whatever its name is) is pretty good.

Diet Vanilla Dr. Pepper is just like Dr. Pepper, but only more artificial. I don't see that one catching on.

cooby
Jun 15 2005 05:11 PM

well, yuck, of course not

seawolf17
Jun 15 2005 06:32 PM

"Now let me get this straight... you put the lime in the Coke, you nut..."



Could be the best commercial on TV right now. I laugh out loud every time I see it. I can't decide who's funnier: this guy, the boss, or the bottling guy. They're all hysterical.

ScarletKnight41
Jun 15 2005 09:17 PM

I got a hit tonight!

OK, it's way less impressive than it sounds. This was my son's final Little League practice of the season, and they set up a kids vs. parents game. And it was the kind of game where everyone was getting second and third chances, the coach was pitching for the kids' team, and it was all for a laugh.

But I've always had a lot of trouble playing any kind of game involving hand-eye coordination. So it took a lot for me just to get up there in the first place. The fact that I was able to actually make contact with the ball and run to first was something for me - I think it was the first time in my life that I did that <g>

cooby
Jun 15 2005 09:18 PM

Sweetheart, you are not very tall.

Did all the fielders fall down or something before they could throw it to first?

ScarletKnight41
Jun 15 2005 09:26 PM

Fielding is not their strong suit....

cooby
Jun 15 2005 09:30 PM

Well congratulations! I hope they saved you the ball :)

Willets Point
Jun 15 2005 09:52 PM

cooby wrote:
Well congratulations! I hope they saved you the ball :)


Well, don't get carried away, it's not like she was got her first hit with the Yankees or anything.

cooby
Jun 15 2005 10:19 PM

I wonder how many hits Mike Stanton would have had for the Yankees, if not for the DH

ScarletKnight41
Jun 16 2005 09:18 AM

Some days I just feel like hitting my head against a wall.

soupcan
Jun 16 2005 09:42 AM

I swear these pants fit me two weeks ago.

Today they are high waters. WTF?

cooby
Jun 17 2005 09:09 AM

I am so used to my son driving me around that when I came out to the car this morning to go to work, I almost got in the passenger side

ScarletKnight41
Jun 17 2005 03:32 PM

I am in a truly meloncholy mood. My 8-year-old just had his third grade class graduation. As the elementary school is K-3, this is his last year in the school.

Ever since we moved out here 10 years ago, I have had at least one child continuously at this school (two kids for a couple of years), and it has really been a big part of our lives.

To top it off, the little guy is moving to an upper elementary school, which is definitely the weak link in the district. The best thing one can say about the place is that he's only stuck there two years and then can move up to middle school.

There are still two more days of school, and I'm in the building all the time, so I've been putting off my goodbyes. But it's really hitting me hard - I'm not a cryer, but I'm on the verge of tears this afternoon. I'm really going to miss that place.

ScarletKnight41
Jun 18 2005 12:53 PM

I'm sure that most people heard the news that a 4-year-old child died after riding the Mission Space ride at Walt Disney World. At this point the cause of death is still undetermined, but it's certainly a tragedy.

Today's AOL main page headline is "How Safe is Disney? - Ride Death Remains a Mystery." A fair enough headline. However, the accompanying photo is of Mickey Mouse and a small child riding the Dumbo ride.

It's not that I have any particular sympathy for Disney World (I've often said that if Hitler and Mussolini had been benevolently inclined, they would have been running Disney World - more or less the way that it's already being run). But I think that's an unfair and prejudicial image to go along with the story - the Dumbo ride is the gentlest childrens' ride that you can imagine, while Mission Space is supposed to be quite intense. But someone simply glancing at the headline and the story might think that the Dumbo ride caused the child's death.

Anyway, that's my rant du jour.

Edgy DC
Jun 18 2005 01:19 PM
Edited 1 time(s), most recently on Jun 18 2005 01:20 PM

Time Warner (AOL) is certainly a rival for Disney in World Domination. I doubt fairness is their goal.

cooby
Jun 18 2005 01:20 PM

I just saw the Governor of Penna.


Scarlett, your school year is brutal! My son's been out of school for almost two weeks; in fact we got his report card in the mail today

Iubitul
Jun 18 2005 01:20 PM

I think a more appropriate headline should be, "What were the parents thinking?"

ScarletKnight41
Jun 18 2005 01:23 PM

cooby - the good news is that they don't go back to school until the Thursday after Labor Day.

cooby
Jun 18 2005 01:28 PM

Ah. Ours starts August 24 this year. That is quite a difference!

ScarletKnight41
Jun 18 2005 01:32 PM

There's that two weeks.

My friend's daughter in Florida has been out since Memorial Day, but her school resumes August 8.

Rockin' Doc
Jun 19 2005 10:15 PM

Our kids finished with final exams on May 24th. They return to school on Thursday, August 11th.

I really hate their school calender. It seems that virtually every other school system, with the exception of Florida, is on a later summer vaction. I grew up getting out of school duering the first week of June and resuming after Labor Day. It just seems more natural to me.

cooby
Jun 20 2005 08:03 AM

They have to start your kids early to account for all those snow days you get

ScarletKnight41
Jun 20 2005 08:12 AM

We only had two this year. But for them, we'd have finished last Friday.

cooby
Jun 20 2005 08:14 AM

We ended up with about six I think, but for a while there, Rockin' Doc's kids were ahead of ours, heheh

cooby
Jun 20 2005 10:36 AM

This is the third day in a row my computer has crashed. I almost lost that last poor guys order, good thing we were still gabbing and he hadn't hung up yet before I checked.

ScarletKnight41
Jun 20 2005 11:19 AM

This should help my mood - retail therapy without a subsequent bill.

My friend wants to buy some new music, but she doesn't know what to buy and she likes my taste in music, so she wants me to help her pick stuff out. That should be fun.

sharpie
Jun 20 2005 12:54 PM

My daughter is finished with regular school but doing regents.

My son goes to school this week, then has Monday off and goes in for a half-day Tuesday (when he gets his report card). WTF with that?

They go back a week after Labor Day. Which is how it should be. School in August is very, very bad.

ScarletKnight41
Jun 20 2005 08:43 PM

I just recently learned that sake is better served chilled as opposed to heated.

SwitchHitter
Jun 21 2005 01:52 AM

3 boxes of 120 plus 2 dozen is 384. We were shooting for 400 but that's pretty good.

Oh, these are program books for [url=www.apollocon.org]ApolloCon[/url]. They are 11 sheets of whatever size paper folds in half to make 8.5"x11" pages. We collated, stapled and folded these puppies while watching Weird Al and Dr. Demento videos. "We" being about eight people.

ScarletKnight41
Jun 21 2005 02:20 PM

Nothing beats Weird Al videos.


I've gone past the worst of the melancholy emotions. I've upgraded to physically and emotionally spent.

cooby
Jun 21 2005 10:40 PM

That little boy scout was found alive.

Though that's not apropos of nothing

metirish
Jun 21 2005 10:43 PM

I just farted....

ScarletKnight41
Jun 21 2005 10:45 PM

D-Dad and I bought a new telephone this evening.

soupcan
Jun 21 2005 11:06 PM

Pat Burell must salivate like Pavlov's dogs when he hears 'Meet The Mets'.

MFS62
Jun 22 2005 12:36 PM

I wonder if Pesro will "send him a message"?

LAter

cooby
Jun 22 2005 12:44 PM

The time may, indeed, be nearing

ScarletKnight41
Jun 22 2005 04:05 PM

D-Dad woke up this morning to find that the minivan had a flat tire. So he came home from work early in order to take care of it.

Mini Knight (thanks marathon - I love the nickname. We'll see whether he adopts it as his CPF handle at some point) helped him put the spare on the car.

As far as I know, there was no utterance of the word "Fudge!"

soupcan
Jun 22 2005 04:11 PM

You know if and when MiniKnight jkumps in the 'Pool youse admin types will have to gerry rig soimething that flashes bright orange or something when we come here so we know he's online.

Cuz that's the only way I'll know when to shift to my G rated language.

soupcan
Jun 22 2005 04:20 PM

Or refrain from posting stuff l;ike this....





Your wife decides to go out with her friends drinking and dancing....

You're okay with it, because you get to watch sports all night....

You hear her stumble into bed around 4 and laugh knowing she's going to have a monster hangover....

You wake up next morning and go outside to the family Volvo, which she
used last night....

You sigh in relief because it's all in one piece....

You circle the car looking for dents and find none....

But .... Wait a minute !!!!!





ScarletKnight41
Jun 22 2005 04:22 PM

If/When Mini Knight joins the Pool, it will be under strict supervision.

metsmarathon
Jun 22 2005 04:54 PM

oh my god! the driver of that volvo drove over somebody! call the police!

sharpie
Jun 22 2005 05:10 PM

Somebody with bunny ears!

ScarletKnight41
Jun 24 2005 01:27 PM

Vic will like this.

Yesterday my daughter was meeting up with two of her buddies. She was wearing her Batman logo t-shirt, and in a coordinated wardrobe move one friend had on a Green Lantern logo shirt while the other had on The Flash's logo.

She was very happy to report that when they went to Blockbuster to check out video games, the clerk immediately said to them, "Oh, it's the Justice League."

KC
Jun 24 2005 01:48 PM

So they got these new big signs at the checkouts at Shoprite saying if you
look forty or under please have id ready to purchase beer or cigs. The snotty
little hottie giggles, and says, "that's ok". Phwam.

KC
Jun 26 2005 03:00 PM

Oxygen, I need oxygen.

ScarletKnight41
Jun 26 2005 03:10 PM

From what airless location are you posting?

KC
Jun 26 2005 03:21 PM

One of my normal spots. Not a good day for breathing up here.

SwitchHitter
Jun 27 2005 06:50 AM

The hospitality suite at ApolloCon 2005 was a success and we came in under budget. I'm tired, but I have a feeling of accomplishment.

I might even do this again next year, though I don't think we'll be 24/3.

Willets Point
Jun 27 2005 09:20 AM

After hearing the many myths and legends of their great extravagance, I attended my first Long Island Wedding this weekend.

Whoa!

seawolf17
Jun 27 2005 09:23 AM

Welcome to the club, WIllets. Although nobody has ever said as much, I'm sure most of my family was pretty underwhelmed by our $7,000 best-hotel-in-downtown-Rochester wedding when my aunt and uncle spent probably ten times that much on my cousin's wedding seven years earlier, complete with reception at Terrace on the Park and limousines for pretty much the entire extended family.

Willets Point
Jun 27 2005 09:46 AM

I think my favorite part was when the wedding party entered to Gary Glitter's "Rock and Roll."

MFS62
Jun 27 2005 09:50 AM

Willets Point wrote:
After hearing the many myths and legends of their great extravagance, I attended my first Long Island Wedding this weekend.

Whoa!


To quote an Alan King line:
"The caterer said we could have chopped liver in the shape of a heart for $500. For an additional $50, the heart would beat."

Later

ScarletKnight41
Jun 27 2005 10:05 AM

You can make the same comparisons with Bar/Bat Mitzvahs. We kept our daughter's reception on a budget, and we're doing the same with our son's upcoming Bar Mitzvah.

It's not that we're not proud of the kids or anything. It's just that we find it incomprehensible to spend five figures on a 4-hour party.

silverdsl
Jun 27 2005 10:31 AM

The Bar/Bat Mitzvahs have gotten insane! Many years ago I had mine in the catering hall at the local firehouse. Good food and a DJ but nothing fancy. Now I got to my relatives Bar/Bat Mitzvahs and they're as elaborate as weddings!

Speaking of weddings I'm getting married in September and we're trying to keep it as small and low-key as possible. Definitely no grand Long Island wedding nere... but maybe that's because I'm getting married on the Jersey shore. Which can be pricey too but we found an inn with a restaurant in it which fit our budget and needs. But in spite of my best efforts to keep the costs down it's still scary how much everything adds up and we're not doing anything crazy in the least.

Edgy DC
Jun 27 2005 10:32 AM

Congratulations.

ScarletKnight41
Jun 27 2005 11:36 AM

Mazel tov Silver :)

And might I ask which firehouse? I ask because I'm scouting a firehouse in Hamilton for Mini Knight's Bar Mitzvah (we're talking 2009 here) My older son (the Cardinals fan) is having his reception at our local golf course's catering hall, but since it's a winter event it's a safe bet that we'll have the place to ourselves. Mini Knight is a summer birthday, so we need a different locale for him (the place where we had our daughter's reception no longer exists, so that's not an option).

Johnny Dickshot
Jun 27 2005 11:46 AM

Waiting for the elevators this morning, a woman approached me and asked where I went to high school.

Turns out I've worked for the same company as this chick from my graduating class for years and never knew it.

I'm all flashbacky.

cooby
Jun 27 2005 12:28 PM

Congratulations silver! Hope to see some wedding pictures on your picture site!

MFS62
Jun 27 2005 12:53 PM

Congrats, Silver.

Later

Willets Point
Jun 27 2005 12:54 PM

Silver, congrats and good luck in your fight against the Wedding Industrial Complex. I'm getting married in September too, so I can tell you truthfully I know how you feel.

seawolf17
Jun 27 2005 01:01 PM

Wait! Maybe WP and Silver are getting married! That would be bizarre. I'd be mad if we weren't all invited.

BTW, silver... I just checked out your site. Your photos are great! Nice work.

Willets Point
Jun 27 2005 01:13 PM
Edited 1 time(s), most recently on Jun 27 2005 01:18 PM

Me marry a Yankee's fan?

OE: I may liberal and all, but even I know that such mixed marriages would be bound for failure.

cooby
Jun 27 2005 01:15 PM

Wouldn't it be funny if Willets and silver really were engaged, and they didn't know that they were each other here, and they were both here yakking all this time, etc...

silverdsl
Jun 27 2005 01:20 PM

Thanks for all the well-wishes and the compliment on my photos! Yes, I will definitely put some wedding photos up after I get back from the honeymoon. I take photos of everything so they might have to pry my camera out of my hands at the wedding!

LOL, I can only echo WP - Me marry a Mets fan?! Actually though I did date a Mets fan for a couple of years.

SK, the firehouse is up in Connecticut so it's probably too far for you. But at the time the firehouse had just been built not too long before so the room was really nice and big too.

ScarletKnight41
Jun 27 2005 01:29 PM

Not the same place. This firehouse has a nice ballroom, and it's only about 10 minutes away from our synagogue. I just thought it would have been funny if it was the same place.

MFS62
Jun 27 2005 02:47 PM

]Wouldn't it be funny if Willets and silver really were engaged


In what?

Later

ScarletKnight41
Jun 27 2005 02:51 PM

It has been raining here all day :(

cooby
Jun 27 2005 03:31 PM

I keep clicking "Who Is Online" instead of "Mark forums Read"

seawolf17
Jun 27 2005 03:33 PM

I never noticed the "Who Is Online" screen. Who are all these "guests"? Come on, guests! Show yourselves!

ScarletKnight41
Jun 27 2005 03:37 PM

I am really hoping that Little League All Stars practice is rained out tonight so that I can make a nice casserole for dinner instead of quickly throwing food at people.

seawolf17
Jun 27 2005 03:38 PM

Do you routinely have food fights on baseball practice nights? That seems awfully counterproductive.

MFS62
Jun 27 2005 03:40 PM

We've been watching the grandkids since lastThursday while my daughter has been out of town on business.

I'm exhausted.

Later

ScarletKnight41
Jun 27 2005 03:52 PM

Don't think of it as a food fight. Think of it as creative fielding practice ;)

cooby
Jun 27 2005 04:04 PM

Do you at least give them plates and silverware, or are you like the Mom on the KFC ad?

MFS62
Jun 27 2005 04:09 PM

My granddaughter is almost three, and uses plates (plastic, of course) and silverware (metal with plastic handles) quite well.
My grandson is under one year old and fingers are sufficient.

But in a food fight, I'd bet on my southpaw grandaughter. She can throw a (soft) baseball accurately and had some oomph on it.

Later

ScarletKnight41
Jun 27 2005 04:11 PM

Practice is cancelled - woo hoo!

cooby
Jun 27 2005 04:12 PM

But it is hot and sunny!

What kind of rainforest do you live in?

ScarletKnight41
Jun 27 2005 04:13 PM

In the swamps of Central New Jersey, it has been raining since 9 am.

It's starting to let up, but the field has to be in miserable shape.

KC
Jun 27 2005 04:13 PM

What's a nice casserole?

ScarletKnight41
Jun 27 2005 04:16 PM

It's a Mexican casserole. A little time consuming and a bit caloric, but a nice meal. It has a base of crushed tortilla chips, then a layer of chicken, then a layer that includes canned tomatilloes (something that I cannot find locally, but lubitul gets for me on occasion. I guess that Connecticut is a more ethnically diverse market than Central NJ. Who knew?), canned green chiles, onions and garlic. It's topped with sour cream, marble jack, and more crushed tortilla chips.

It's also a good casserole for a Monday, because it yields leftovers, and we're going to have a few catch as catch can meals around here this week.

cooby
Jun 27 2005 04:18 PM

What if there are no leftovers?

ScarletKnight41
Jun 27 2005 04:19 PM

Then the scale will not be friendly tomorrow.

cooby
Jun 27 2005 04:20 PM

lol, I didn't mean YOU would eat them all...

KC
Jun 27 2005 04:25 PM

Ya just don't hear the word casserole thrown around as much as you used
to. Sounds so Betty Crockerish, or it's used in jokes like, "wait until he gets
a taste of her tuna casserole ... that'll fix him." I don't' think I've ever made
anything that would be considered as casserole. Casserole, casserole, I
just like saying it. Hey, jb can wonder around saying looper, I can say
casserole. Casserole. Kath, I'm making a casserole tonight.

cooby
Jun 27 2005 04:27 PM

You could, because now, you have a recipe!

ScarletKnight41
Jun 27 2005 05:04 PM

I have a casserole cookbook, and there are four or five staple recipes in there. It's helpful to have some recipes that I can prepare in the morning, when things are calm, so that when things are crazy in the afternoon I can just throw them in the oven.

Tuna casserole isn't one of the choices - I love tuna, but D-Dad hates it.

KC
Jun 27 2005 05:49 PM

It's a little known fact that in a few states tuna casserole is actually grounds
for divorce.

cooby
Jun 27 2005 06:00 PM

I love tuna casserole. I think I could live on it, but I am the only one that likes it here, sigh

KC
Jun 27 2005 06:12 PM

I love tuna on whole wheat toast, or a big scoop on a salad .... but warm tuna
is just plain wrong. It's like cold eggs.

ScarletKnight41
Jun 27 2005 06:27 PM

cooby - if you ever come over, I'll experiment with tuna casserole :)

Kase - if you come over we'll confine the tuna to sushi.

Is everybody happy?

Rockin' Doc
Jun 27 2005 06:33 PM

KC - ".... but warm tuna is just plain wrong. It's like cold eggs."

I love a fresh grilled tuna steak. You don't know what you're missing big guy.

KC
Jun 27 2005 06:47 PM

I mean canned tuna. I love real tuna too ... rare, still squiggling..

Yancy Street Gang
Jun 27 2005 09:57 PM

I just got a spam titled "Can you last 36 hours?"

The answer, I'm not ashamed to say, is no.

Is there any particular reason I'd WANT to last 36 hours?

ScarletKnight41
Jun 28 2005 11:39 AM

I'm looking forward to my yoga class today.

Yancy Street Gang
Jun 28 2005 11:46 AM

Is the class gonna last 36 hours?

cooby
Jun 28 2005 11:47 AM

My son got his driver's license this morning!

He looks so cute in it with his long curls and Nuns with Guns teeshirt...He took one look at it and said "trailor trash"

ScarletKnight41
Jun 28 2005 01:55 PM

Congrats to young cooby!

MFS62
Jun 28 2005 06:00 PM

And while we're on the subject of the way we like certain foods, I believe thatpasta should only be served one way - hot with sauce on it (red or white will do).
To me that cold pasta salad does not compute.

Later

ScarletKnight41
Jun 28 2005 06:25 PM

I'm having a Girls Night In tonight. My friends are coming over - we're going to drink wine and stare at Jude Law....um....I mean watch Alfie on pay-per-view.

seawolf17
Jun 29 2005 11:01 AM

Stayed home today to take delivery of our new washer & dryer, as well as our new mattress set. Didn't expect them to arrive at exactly the same time, however. The following is a rough transcript of the last twenty minutes of my life:

Doorbell: DING DONG!
Peanut: BARKBARKBARKBARKBARK
Water Guy: I'm hear to take a water meter reading.
Me: Sure. It's in the basement. (Leads the guy to the basement.)
(while downstairs)
Doorbell: DING DONG!
Peanut: BARKBARKBARKBARKBARKBARKBARKBARKBARKBARK
Mattress Guy: Here to deliver a new mattress.
Me: Sure; come on up. (Explains the mattress situation to the guy.)
Peanut: BARKBARKBARKBARKBARKBARKBARKBARKBARKBARKBARKBARKBARKBARKBARK
Doorbell: DING DONG!
Me: Are you freaking kidding me?!?
Best Buy Guy: Hi, delivering a washer & dryer.
Me: Sure. Come on downstairs.
Water Guy: Okay, I'm all set. Here, sign this form so we can put in a meter outside in case you're not home.
Me: (signs form) Thanks.
Peanut: BARKBARKBARKBARKBARKBARKBARKBARKBARKBARKBARKBARKBARKBARKBARK
Mattress Guy: Where do you want the head of the bed?
Me: Dude, just put it in the room. We'll work out the details later.
Peanut: BARKBARKBARKBARKBARKBARKBARKBARKBARKBARKBARKBARKBARKBARKBARKBARKBARKBARKBARKBARK
Best Buy Guy: Your dryer is hard-wired; we can't install it. You need to call an electrician.
Me: Ugh. Can you install the washer?
BBG: Yes.
Me: Fine. We'll call an electrician.
BBG: Okay.
Mattress Guy: Okay, we're all set. Sign here.
Me: (signs) Thanks.
Peanut: BARKBARKBARKBARKBARKBARKBARKBARKBARKBARKBARKBARKBARKBARKBARKBARKBARKBARKBARKBARK
Phone: RINGRINGRING
Me: Hello?
Lady On Phone: Hello, this is Best Buy. Our delivery service just called us and told us your dryer is hard wired and they can't install it.
Me: The guy just told me that.
LOP: You'll need to call an electrician.
Me: Why are you calling me? The guy's right here! (hangs up phone)
BBG: Did they call you?
Me: Yeah... why did they call me?
BBG: To tell you that we couldn't connect it.
Me: But you already told me that.
BBG: I know.
Me: (confused, walks away)
Peanut: BARKBARKBARKBARKBARKBARKBARKBARKBARKBARKBARKBARKBARKBARKBARKBARKBARKBARKBARKBARK

The guys are still downstairs hooking up the washer. I'm completely exhausted, and I'm sweating like I just ran a marathon. House-owning is crazy sometimes.

sharpie
Jun 29 2005 11:23 AM

I hadda get an electrician to do my dryer too. Turns out that dryers used to have certain special plugs -- they still need special plugs but different special plugs so anytime you are buying a replacement dryer for any dryer over a few years old you've got to get an electrician.

Willets Point
Jun 30 2005 02:47 PM

Is someone asked me, "Find me an image of the state of Connecticut floating in a pint of Guinness," I would post this:



Sadly, no one has asked.

ScarletKnight41
Jun 30 2005 04:06 PM
Edited 2 time(s), most recently on Jul 03 2005 10:46 AM

My son is going to be on the field during the National Anthem prior to tonight's Trenton Thunder game :)

Willets Point
Jul 01 2005 01:05 PM

The library is letting us loose early. The weekend begins now!

Woo-hoo!

See some of y'all in Washington on Monday.

seawolf17
Jul 01 2005 01:14 PM

"Whenever you don't know the answer, ask the guy with the hot dogs."

ScarletKnight41
Jul 02 2005 09:57 PM

Friday's storms knocked out our cable modem, but Comcast finally got us back online. Whew!

SwitchHitter
Jul 03 2005 03:12 AM

Meat really is cheaper at Sam's Club and it looks better than what I normally get at my grocery store. Unfortunately, you have to buy in bulk. This means we're eating bratwurst three times in the next fortnight. And chicken breast four times. I need a bigger freezer if I want to do the variety thing.

SwitchHitter
Jul 03 2005 03:27 AM

Hey, my avatar matches my Met. They're lefties.

cooby
Jul 05 2005 07:52 AM

Today I promised my son I would walk to work so he could have the car, and it is pouring. This is the first time it has rained a drop for three weeks!

seawolf17
Jul 05 2005 03:18 PM

The really sad part about our posting level changing globally, as opposed to the way the old board stored historical posting levels, is that history will lose all my witty (at least in my mind) avatars, like Chuck Taylor's Chuck Taylor, Willie Randolph's Subway logo, and now Randy Jones' barbecue sauce.

cooby
Jul 06 2005 09:15 AM

Talk about time travel...

Today while walking to work, I passed a big, beautiful Victorian home in my neighborhood. Inside I heard someone playing a basic "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" on a piano. It felt like 1900

ScarletKnight41
Jul 08 2005 11:09 AM

[url=http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=14827111&BRD=1091&PAG=461&dept_id=425695&rfi=6]The Soup Nazi Is Coming To Princeton[/url]

metirish
Jul 08 2005 11:11 AM

The real guy SK?,you'll have to order from him.

ScarletKnight41
Jul 08 2005 11:12 AM

Unfortunately, no. But it's the chain based on his original restaurant.

Willets Point
Jul 08 2005 11:16 AM

Jokes about Nazis aren't funny.

soupcan
Jul 08 2005 11:44 AM

sharpie
Jul 08 2005 12:07 PM

Soup Nazi guy was around the corner from me. It's been closed for about a year as he tries to make a chain of it.

Good soup, way overpriced. Soup chains always fail, however, as no one buys it half the year (even the Soup Kitchen closed from Memorial through Labor Day). Also, too far removed from the Seinfeld episode.

sharpie
Jul 08 2005 12:09 PM

Posting again only to keep up with Seawolf. I've been lapped again. MFS62 sped by me and now Dorso/Seawolf.

holychicken
Jul 08 2005 12:23 PM

I overheard this walking past an open 1st floor apartment window on my way home last night:

"Wait a second! That's not a vagina! That's a PENIS!"

I ALMOST turned around and went in peered in the window. . . but I wasn't sure I wanted to see what was going on.

soupcan
Jul 08 2005 12:29 PM

That was me. First time watching 'Boys Don't Cry'.

Sorry, won't happen again.

sharpie
Jul 08 2005 12:39 PM

Actually, it was me watching The Crying Game.

soupcan
Jul 08 2005 12:50 PM

Oh, yeah - I had it backwards.

Or forwards as the case may be.

ScarletKnight41
Jul 11 2005 11:56 AM

I was supposed to go to the City tonight, but my friend is sick and it looks like I have to ditch my plans. I'm bummed :(

sharpie
Jul 11 2005 11:59 AM

Took my son to camp yesterday. He's gone for 2 weeks, once he gets back we leave for Italy for 3 weeks. We get back, he's here for 5 days and then leaves for Cape Cod for 2 weeks. I want his life.

soupcan
Jul 11 2005 12:52 PM

I was thinking the same thing yesterday.

Wouldn't it be nice to just be able to sit outside all day and just enjoy summer?

sharpie
Jul 11 2005 02:41 PM

He'd been campaigning for a week off to do nothing. So he got that last week -- stayed home alone and was bored to tears. Now he knows.

cooby
Jul 12 2005 10:45 PM

I love eating my ice cream with pretzel sticks instead of a spoon

ScarletKnight41
Jul 15 2005 11:20 AM

I hate it when I can't solve the cryptoquote.

Yancy Street Gang
Jul 15 2005 11:40 AM

What's the first thing you look for when doing a cryptoquote?

When I see DKSDHJ'ZZ I know that Z = L.
If it's DKSHDHJ'GY I know that GR is probably either RE or NT.

If I see XYZHZ and XYZ I think it's likely that we have THERE and THE.

ScarletKnight41
Jul 15 2005 11:44 AM

xy'z is IT'S

I will fill in every three letter word to see whether THE works in the quote. And xyzx is THAT most of the time (expecially if xyq is there so THAT and THE are in the quote).

I will fill in single letters with A and I If a single letter is a or i, then it's a gift (unless there's an errant O in the quote).

xyqvq is THERE. Again, checking for THEs and THATs that fit.

With an apostrophe, I'll check to see whether it's for an S or an N'T.


(BTW, I solved the puzzle that was giving me fits earlier <g>).

holychicken
Jul 15 2005 11:57 AM

Scarlet,

I think your post just made my brain break.

ScarletKnight41
Jul 15 2005 11:59 AM

It's not as bad as it sounds.

Check out [url=http://www.geocities.com/cryptogramcorner/]this site[/url] if you want to give it a shot. It works better in Internet Explorer than Netscape, since in IE you can just plug the letters directly into the puzzle, and try other options if your first try doesn't pan out.

Rockin' Doc
Jul 15 2005 12:57 PM

I'm suddenly very glad I don't do cryptoquote puzzles. Too much thinking involved.

ScarletKnight41
Jul 15 2005 01:01 PM

It's my favorite mental bubble gum.

Rockin' Doc
Jul 15 2005 01:05 PM

Sounds way too hard to be bubble gum. You sure it isn't rock candy? Or maybe it's just the rocks in my head that makes it seem to hard.

ScarletKnight41
Jul 15 2005 01:08 PM

I grew up doing these things in the newspaper. As it is, the website cryptoquote is truly luxurious, because when you test a letter and it doesn't work out you don't have to go erasing everything that you've already plugged in.

ScarletKnight41
Jul 16 2005 01:39 PM

It is friggin' airless outside today.

Edgy DC
Jul 17 2005 06:47 PM

Thai food.

We ordered it at 6:29. The doorbell rang at 6:45. Sixteen minutes.

Modern life is too easy. Thank goodness for the Mets.

KC
Jul 17 2005 07:29 PM

Early Joe Morgan voice is throwing my whole sleepy clock off. It's not even
dark yet and I'm ready for a snooze.

Thai food, now I'm hungry again and sleepy.

Frayed Knot
Jul 17 2005 09:44 PM

Oh yeah, the ESPY awards; Make me watch!
Just try.

ScarletKnight41
Jul 17 2005 10:18 PM

There's a state of emergency in Jamesburg, NJ due to flash flooding. That's about 15 minutes from my house. They apparently had something like 6" of rain today

Holy heck!

I drove through a downpour this afternoon, but it wasn't anything that bad.

seawolf17
Jul 18 2005 08:57 AM

Bizarre Sign Of The Day, posted on telephone poles all around our area:

--------------------
LOST
2
GOATS

Setauket area
Call XXX-XXXX
--------------------

(phone number not included to protect the bizarre)

How do you lose two goats? Were you taking them out for a walk, and just left them in the park? Did they run away? And if so, how do you miss them walking around? They don't exactly blend in with the suburban environment. Bizarre.

ScarletKnight41
Jul 18 2005 09:05 AM

Is Widey having a Goat Roast this week?

metirish
Jul 18 2005 04:40 PM

Our users have posted a total of 9991 articles
We have 82 registered users

seawolf17
Jul 18 2005 08:06 PM

So we had a guidance counselor from CT visit campus today, and she brought her husband, who is an alumnus (Class of '79). When I introduced them to Rob, our Associate Dean of Admissions, we established that not only was this alum from our hometown (our Dean and I are both Commackians, although 13 years apart), but this guy's sister went to the prom with Rob's brother way back in the day. What a freaky six-degrees type of small world coincidence!

ScarletKnight41
Jul 18 2005 08:32 PM

If you guys are 13 years apart, then he's one of my contemporaries.

E-mail me - if I know the guy, then the weirdness would be complete.

ScarletKnight41
Jul 19 2005 03:23 PM

[url=http://www.nj.com/search/index.ssf?/base/news-1/1121760453237760.xml?times?ngx&coll=5]Don't Pet The Groundhogs![/url]

KC
Jul 19 2005 09:50 PM

I miss Foxwood commercials. I know, I know ... we bitched about 'em for
years. That fucking Absolut Peach commercial makes our windows rattle
it's so much louder than the other ones.

ScarletKnight41
Jul 19 2005 09:52 PM

The Foxwoods jingle never bothered me. But the friggin' Leprechauns freak me ou.

metirish
Jul 20 2005 01:57 PM

Brian Heyman is one of the Mets beat writer for the http://www.thejournalnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050719/SPORTS01/507190344/1108/SPORTS01 ,anyway I emailed him the other day as I was curious to see if he was related to John Heyman form Newsday, he's not, I wrote back to compliment him on the above article, I posted a link to this forum and he wrote back saying how good the site looks, he's working on a Brian Bannister story for later in the month.

ScarletKnight41
Jul 20 2005 06:01 PM

I hadn't gotten any unsolicited calls for ages. All of the sudden, within the last half hour, I got three (the blood bank, a local newspaper, and my Congressman in a taped message). WTF?

cooby
Jul 20 2005 06:12 PM

That has happened to me too! Not in the past half hour, but in the past month.

I asked one person if they had $4000 to spare, since I was on the DO NOT CALL list, but they claimed that they were exempt since it was a telephone survey

cooby
Jul 20 2005 06:15 PM

This is my daughter's current away message:

driving back out 10 miles to the fucking verizon store so i can retrieve the goddamn pictures i left there. awesome.>:o


She gets her forgetfullness from me :)

Makes me kinda wonder if she's going to go for these little doggy and kitty stickers I got for her for when she's grading spelling tests though...

ScarletKnight41
Jul 20 2005 06:27 PM

cooby wrote:

She gets her forgetfullness from me :)


Ah - The Pride and the Horror



<g>

cooby
Jul 20 2005 06:51 PM

She gets her temper from me too!

ScarletKnight41
Jul 20 2005 07:03 PM

I'm amusing myself picturing cooby jr. conducting herself at parent/teacher conferences this fall.

cooby
Jul 20 2005 07:07 PM

It will be enough to strike fear into any parent's heart. God knows she scares me.





I just hope she gets a classroom!

Willets Point
Jul 20 2005 11:44 PM

Holy freakin' crap, I feel like my house is at the end of the Logan Airport runway tonight. Fly a little higher please!

cooby
Jul 21 2005 09:48 AM

I'm seeing things.

I'm answering posts that aren't really there.

Help me.

Iubitul
Jul 21 2005 09:56 AM

Willets Point wrote:
Holy freakin' crap, I feel like my house is at the end of the Logan Airport runway tonight. Fly a little higher please!


Just think - it probably feels like a home game.

ScarletKnight41
Jul 25 2005 10:39 AM

So far this morning I've run (in the rain, to boot), prepared a baked pasta that's in the fridge and ready to go for tomorrow night, and done prep work on a different casserole for tonight's dinner. It's been a pretty productive day so far, and I haven't even started on my errands.

ScarletKnight41
Jul 26 2005 02:30 PM

I had another Close Encounter of the Bambi Kind today. This time, though, a good deed went rewarded.

My development is off of a pretty major 4-lane county road (the major east-west route in this township). My friend lives on the county road, and she's away on vacation. She's expecting a package, and she asked me to keep an eye out for it in case it's delivered while she's away. OK, no problem. And, very luckily, I was driving home this afternoon, and there was absolutely no traffic behind me, so I slowed down substantially to take a look at her house. No package, and I turn my head and prepare to accelerate forward, at which time I see a deer about two houses down from my friend's house. The thing darted right in front of me and across the road!

If I hadn't slowed down at my friend's house, I probably would have hit the thing (or it would have hit me).

Whew!

Johnny Dickshot
Jul 27 2005 10:02 AM

I pulled my groin stretching a single into a double last night (and got thrown out at second).

Rockin' Doc
Jul 27 2005 10:12 AM

You probably could have made it safely if you hadn't stopped to pull your groin.

JD doing his Jose Reyes (2004) impersonation. I hope your rehab goes much quicker than Jose's did. Seriously, I wish you a speedy recovery.

MFS62
Jul 27 2005 10:34 AM

Rockin' Doc wrote:
You probably could have made it safely if you hadn't stopped to pull your groin.


Is that a David Cone reference?

Jd, hope you heal quickly. You have to have all your speed to play here at the CPF.

Later

Johnny Dickshot
Jul 27 2005 10:36 AM

Thanks. We literally play on a Little League field with fences about 150 feet away (in left), but getting deeper as you move from left to right. Two shots over the fence in left is an out, which is easy to do even accidentally. It's a joke.

Anyhow, the dimensions of this particular field 1) force you to hit to RF; and 2) discourages only getting a single, because with a runner on first, a hit to the outfield often means an easy force at second anyway.

Occasionally, an outfielder can even attempt to force you at first on a single thru the middle, which is what happened last night. I was offended that the guy would even attempt to get out a speed demon like myself, so as the throw came in, late, I defiantly turned on the jets and rounded toward second just to shove it up their asses and hopefully force a panic error. Only everybody did their jobs, I pulled something rounding the base, and was out by 15 feet.

(as a happy postscript, I stayed in the game and delivered a 2-out game-tying hit in top of the 7th inning when our team rallied for 6 runs. The game went as an 8-inning tie and assured us 1st seed in the playoffs).

ScarletKnight41
Jul 27 2005 10:37 AM

Get some treatments before the playoffs JD. Feel better!

Yancy Street Gang
Jul 27 2005 10:50 AM

Maybe Mackey Shillstone can alter your running style.

(I love the name Mackey Shillstone, by the way. He sounds like he should be the trainer for the team that plays in Bedrock.)

cooby
Jul 27 2005 04:19 PM

Today's wind has a spooky feel to it

KC
Jul 27 2005 05:53 PM

I lost a post?

cooby
Jul 27 2005 06:24 PM

That getalife guy probably deleted it.

ScarletKnight41
Jul 28 2005 10:31 AM

I was in the dollar store yesterday, and I bought this candle for MK's birthday cake. Isn't it adorable?


Johnny Dickshot
Jul 29 2005 05:32 PM

Trying to prepare a glaze for my BBQ duck just now, burned an entire pan full of heated apple juice, smoke was an inch thick, house smells like shit, fire alarm wouldn;t stop, BBQ going now glazeless.

KC
Jul 29 2005 05:47 PM

I'm sure you have a caveman-ready mango salsa to serve with that bbq duck.
If not, next time maybe you better do some research.

MFS62
Jul 29 2005 08:48 PM

My own mango salsa is to die for (not from, hopefully).

Later

Johnny Dickshot
Jul 29 2005 09:37 PM

Duck came out OK anyway.

When in doubt:



ScarletKnight41
Jul 29 2005 10:56 PM

I got to hold a 4-month-old baby tonight :)

cooby
Aug 01 2005 09:48 AM

There are few things in life as momentarily satisfying as flicking Daddy Long Legs away from the outside of a window screen from inside the house

seawolf17
Aug 03 2005 10:54 AM

WP should bring back the toast. That Spongebob thing freaks me out.

We were at a ballgame in Rochester a few years back, before either of us had heard of Spongebob at all. It was a Camp Day, where they bused in about a bajillion seven year olds. They played the Spongebob song during one of the inning breaks, but we had no idea what it was, so we just continued our discussion... until 7,000 kids yelled "SPONGE! BOB! SQUARE! PANTS!" in unison repeatedly when the song called for it. It completely freaked us out.

cooby
Aug 03 2005 11:06 AM

It's really too bad that gf212121 is no longer with us, because he would appreciate that we are having an office "welcome back" party next Monday and one of the girls is bringing lebanon balony/creme cheese rollups.

Though Rockin Doc might still get a laugh out of it.

(yes, lebanon baloney hors d'oeuvres really do exist)

Rockin' Doc
Aug 03 2005 10:58 PM

cooby - "...yes, lebanon baloney hors d'oeuvres really do exist"

Haven't you people in Pennsylvania heard of shrimp?

cooby
Aug 04 2005 06:13 AM

Sure, but unlike LB, it's not a local product

cooby
Aug 04 2005 11:57 AM

I'm getting hungry for lunch, and the screen door guys are invading my kitchen (what perfect timing!) and there is one in the TV room (I hope he doesn't mind watching the Mets)

They keep saying funny things like "Holy Smokes!"

seawolf17
Aug 04 2005 12:38 PM

"Huh? You pooped in the refrigerator? And you ate the whole wheel of cheese? How'd you do that? Actually, I'm not even mad -- that's amazing!"

Rockin' Doc
Aug 05 2005 09:50 PM

This was an unbelievably long day.

ScarletKnight41
Aug 06 2005 06:55 PM

Last week, we happened to catch CNN when the story of the Toronto plane crash was breaking. I limited the coverage, because I didn't want the kids to be watching the fiery images of what we were sure was a catastrophe with a huge toll in human life. We were shocked and amazed to hear that all of the passengers survived.

I kept telling them that this was a true miracle. Joyous and amazing.

cooby
Aug 06 2005 07:21 PM

I hope another miracle happens for a Russian mini submarine

Edgy DC
Aug 07 2005 07:29 AM

Coo gets her wish.

MFS62
Aug 07 2005 09:14 AM

The Toronto "miracle" was slightly different from what happened at the Dubuque Airport about 15- 20 years ago. A Commercial Airliner crashed on landing, started to burn, and passengers and crew got out before the planne burst into flames. But once some of them realized they were in Iowa, they jumped back into the flames.

Later

metsmarathon
Aug 07 2005 12:20 PM

that the one where the plane started rolling, and basically made it to the airport on, like, one engine, and faulty hydraulics?

MFS62
Aug 07 2005 12:49 PM

IIRC it was a semi-belly landing that caused the plane to break up. Hydraulics may have prevented the landing gear from fully extending. The pilot had dumped most of his fuel, but the plane began to break up on landing(skidding?) and burst into flames after the plane skidded to a stop.

The rest (about folks jumping back into the flames) was my editorial comment about Iowa.

Later

soupcan
Aug 07 2005 10:46 PM

Spent a great portion of the day today at IKEA with my wife and three kids (ages 8,6 & 4). So not fun.

Am now in the kitchen watching the Mets eating oyster crackers by the handful with a big cold glass of milk.

OE: I'm eating the oyster crackers, not the Mets.

seawolf17
Aug 09 2005 10:22 AM

Can't wait for the follow-up single, fifteen years in the making, "Getting Carjacked And Shot In The Head In [url=http://entertainment.tv.yahoo.com/entnews/eo/20050808/112356408000.html]Denver[/url]"... at least it looks like Marc Cohn is going to be okay.

cooby
Aug 09 2005 11:21 AM

For the past week I have had my alarm set for 7:11 pm instead of 7:11 am. I wondered why I kept oversleeping

ScarletKnight41
Aug 09 2005 10:36 PM

I am wiped out. Thank goodness they decided to skip the third day of orientation.

soupcan
Aug 09 2005 10:38 PM

Milk & oyster crackers are becoming my late night Mets regular snack.

cooby
Aug 10 2005 10:29 AM

This morning, I was awakened by a loud tapping noise. I turned off all the fans, noise machines, etc, in the bedroom and still could hear it. It was coming from outside.
Finally I spotted a woodpecker working away on the pool shed. I went out to scare him off (there's about a dozen holes in the trim!) and another woodpecker up in a tree cried out to him and they took off together.
They are working as a team!


soupcan wrote:
Milk & oyster crackers are becoming my late night Mets regular snack.


Milk and oyster crackers are perfect for tomato soup!
Look what you've done, I dreamed of oyster crackers last night...

ScarletKnight41
Aug 10 2005 02:32 PM

I bought my textbooks for my Information Technologies class this fall, and I started looking over the HTML book. I just learned that HTML stands for HyperText Markup Language.

I know that for most of you this is as laughable as when Roger Debris lauded the historical tidbits that he learned from the Springtime for Hitler script. But for me that's something new.

Rockin' Doc
Aug 11 2005 08:00 AM

Today is the first day of school for the kids. They were not overly thrilled to see their summer break come to an end.

ScarletKnight41
Aug 11 2005 10:17 AM

On our cruise, D-Dad bought some Duty Free Bermudian rum from the store on the ship, as opposed to buying it from the store downtown. When we got home, we discovered that instead of giving us 4 bottles of dark rum and 4 bottles of golden rum, they just gave us 8 bottles of the dark rum. Not the end of the world - it's good stuff, and the price was great. But nonetheless, it wasn't what he ordered.

So he contacted the cruise line, and they're going to credit us for the 4 bottles of golden rum that we didn't get. Obviously, we get to keep the dark stuff we were given by mistake.

All in all, we're pretty pleased with the transaction. If we wind up spending a little more to get the golden rum locally, at least we won't be grumbling over the mistake.

soupcan
Aug 11 2005 10:19 AM

Rockin' Doc wrote:
Today is the first day of school for the kids. They were not overly thrilled to see their summer break come to an end.


August 11 is the first day of school?!

Damn that's early, do you live in Australia?

ScarletKnight41
Aug 11 2005 10:22 AM

[url=http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/living/columnists/dave_barry/12297791.htm]Dave Barry's Column About Miami Schools Starting On August 8[/url]

seawolf17
Aug 11 2005 10:26 AM

Truck [url=http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20050811/ap_on_re_us/truck_explosion;_ylt=AtZ5gsU20PuaItnHKfeZfkhH2ocA;_ylu=X3oDMTA3MjBwMWtkBHNlYwM3MTg-]blows up[/url] in Utah, leaves crater "70 feet wide and 30 feet deep".

Wow.

Willets Point
Aug 11 2005 11:40 AM

SK, is that Goslings? Also did you get any Barrit's Ginger Beer to go with it? Barrit's is actually pretty tasty on it's own, but hard to find in the US.

MFS62
Aug 11 2005 12:18 PM

Mom, what cruise line was that?

Later

ScarletKnight41
Aug 11 2005 02:29 PM

Willets - yes, it was Goslings. They came out with a Gold Seal about a year or so ago, so we were going to get some of that along with the Black Seal. But there are worse things in this world than getting some extra Black Seal.

And we brought back two six packs of the Barrit's Diet Ginger Beer (the regular Ginger Beer has more sugar than Coca Cola!).

62 - it was the Celebrity Cruise Line.

cooby
Aug 12 2005 10:12 AM

Memo to Blondie: Have your anniversary party already, will ya?

ScarletKnight41
Aug 12 2005 11:10 AM

I don't eat chocolate anymore, but I make an exception for white chocolate. Luckily, this product isn't readily available in the states, or I'd overindulge in that the way I used to overindulge in regular chocolate -

SwitchHitter
Aug 15 2005 04:29 PM

I like the internet at home on my computer better than the internet at the hotel on my hubby's laptop. I am now back home from Corpus Christi where we had a mini family reunion. That's where I posted to that IGT.

cooby
Aug 16 2005 09:35 AM

cooby
Aug 16 2005 09:35 AM

seawolf17
Aug 16 2005 10:10 AM

Well said, coob.

cooby
Aug 16 2005 10:19 AM

Just testing a theory

MFS62
Aug 16 2005 10:23 AM

What was the theory?
The difference between anti-matter and doesn't matter?

Later

Johnny Dickshot
Aug 17 2005 07:56 AM

Our work softball team devastatingly lost the semifinal playoff game after I walked a chick to lead off the bottom of the 7th and with 2 outs, she and the batter scored the tying and winning runs, respectively, when a flyball to RF was misplayed into a HR.

Edgy DC
Aug 17 2005 08:03 AM

Nice show, Armando!

Johnny Dickshot
Aug 17 2005 09:14 AM

I'm soaking my elbow in goat's blood.

seawolf17
Aug 17 2005 03:17 PM

You know? I have nothing against Richard Hidalgo. I just forgot to change my photo, so I'll just wait until I change levels.

cooby
Aug 17 2005 10:29 PM

My son's good grades are saving us money on our car insurance!!

getalife
Aug 18 2005 07:26 AM

I just stopped by the old board and there were 7 guests and no one signed on here.

It's not even seven freakin' thirty EDT, who are these guests?

cooby
Aug 18 2005 09:40 AM

Silent spammers

Willets Point
Aug 18 2005 11:33 AM

Can you hear them, can you hear them spamming?
Can you hear them spamming, can you hear them selling to you?

ScarletKnight41
Aug 18 2005 05:50 PM

I had all sorts of leftovers in the fridge, so I put together a casserole for dinner that's probably the epitome of everything Kase fears about casseroles.

At least it'll clear out some room in there.

Rockin' Doc
Aug 18 2005 08:00 PM

Scarlett - "At least it'll clear out some room in there."

Sounds like that casserole could both clear out some room in the fridge and clear out the dining room.

ScarletKnight41
Aug 18 2005 08:21 PM

I meant the fridge :p

As it was, D-Dad really enjoyed the culinary experiment. He said that he'd like to have it again, but I'm not sure I could repeat that improvisation again if I tried!

cooby
Aug 18 2005 09:05 PM

While searching for pictures for our picture game, do you ever stumble across one that makes you want to run screaming from the room? This one does it for me...





Worse:

ScarletKnight41
Aug 19 2005 05:12 PM

It really makes me sad when a friend of mine and I can't manage to get on the same wavelength.

ScarletKnight41
Aug 21 2005 09:21 PM

[url=http://www.energyfiend.com/death-by-caffeine/]How Much Caffiene Will Kill You?[/url]

Rockin' Doc
Aug 21 2005 09:54 PM

It would take 94.14 cups of Coffee (Drip) to put you down.

I'm assuming that's in a day, otherwise I'm a freakin' Zombie and don't know it.

cooby
Aug 21 2005 10:15 PM

You could drink 75.55 cups of Coffee (Brewed) before croaking


Mr. cooby: 271.76 cans of Diet Mountain Dew + You = Death


Boy cooby: It would take 215.53 cans of Pepsi-Cola to put you down

Rockin' Doc
Aug 21 2005 10:33 PM

My theory is that death is caused by an exploding bladder.

Willets Point
Aug 21 2005 10:40 PM

I'm very caffiene sensitive. I had one of those new Dunkin Donuts Turtle Nut Lattes today. I think a second one would have caused instant heart failure.

ScarletKnight41
Aug 22 2005 10:27 AM

I have a doctor's appointment today, so I was going to pick up a People Magazine so I'd have something to read while waiting. But the big cover story was Britney Spears' baby shower.

I decided to buy a NY Daily News instead.

cooby
Aug 22 2005 10:35 AM



It gets worse - she's on Redbook, one of the last bastions of decent women

ScarletKnight41
Aug 22 2005 10:42 AM

It looks like Redbook has now jumped the shark.

seawolf17
Aug 22 2005 10:47 AM

Looking at that caffeine Web site makes me want an A&W Cream Soda. Not 495 cans of it, but definitely at least one. I have to find a deli.

SwitchHitter
Aug 22 2005 02:13 PM

I ate lunch with my son (the Billy Wagner fan) today. All the little first-graders thought it was nifty that his mom came to eat lunch with him. I was reminded just how awful school cafeteria food is. Today it was pizza, California-style vegetables, fruit (your choice, pear chunks in syrup or fresh apple slices) and a little bag of cinnamon graham bears. I don't think I've ever had worse pizza.

Tomorrow, I go eat lunch with my daughter the Metfan and her third-grade class. Hopefully the food will be better.

holychicken
Aug 22 2005 02:19 PM

3 Chicken Strips from KFC + holychicken = death . . .or at least something strikingly similar to death.

ScarletKnight41
Aug 22 2005 02:20 PM

Certainly cannibalism!

MFS62
Aug 22 2005 07:28 PM

I have a cricket in my house and the chirping is driving me nuts. Its in the baseboard heater in my family room, and I can't get at it.

Later

seawolf17
Aug 23 2005 10:20 AM

What do you get for the person who has everything?

A house-sitting [url=http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20050823/ap_on_hi_te/japan_house_sitter_robot]robot[/url].

cooby
Aug 23 2005 02:05 PM

I currently owe Scarlett Knight about a trillion dollars and a hefty bar tab

Willets Point
Aug 23 2005 02:10 PM

I think you should sic the robot house-sitter on the cricket.

ScarletKnight41
Aug 23 2005 02:14 PM

The sad truth is that cooby is a compulsive gambler.

cooby
Aug 23 2005 02:17 PM

sigh

seawolf17
Aug 24 2005 11:14 AM

Are you supposed to tip carpet installers? I feel like these guys are having a hard time ripping out our old ratty carpets.

ScarletKnight41
Aug 24 2005 11:39 AM

I don't think you have to. But if they're really going above and beyond for you, then do it.

KC
Aug 24 2005 11:54 AM

I used to have a great one page tipping guide somewhere but I can't find it.
The jist of the article was that tipping is greatly misunderstood by both the
people with their hands out and the tippers and they provided a list of do's
and don'ts.

Giving two guys $20 each for ripping out a room or two of carpet and installing
new carpet sounds reasonable to me. If it's their business and they're not just
employees then no tip is the proper way to go. .

MFS62
Aug 24 2005 11:59 AM

If ripping up and installing carpet is all they did, then maybe a small/ no tip is appropriate.
But if they had to move around a lot of furniture to do it, then $20 each sounds good.

Later

KC
Aug 24 2005 12:04 PM

Yeah, I kinda assumed they had to move some furniture too.

And as a side note, if they smell bad or if you have to look at a few hours
of fat hairy plumbers ass crack, then no tip is necessary.

seawolf17
Aug 24 2005 12:06 PM

$20 it will be. Thanks for the help, all.

Willets Point
Aug 24 2005 12:30 PM

Everyday I pass this guy in Harvard Square who has a sign that reads "You must convert to born-again Christianity or you will burn in hell!!!" and wears a t-shirt that says "Dandy the Divine" (which sounds to me more like the name of a drag queen, but I digress). This is all fine and good, but Dandy the Divine never talks to anyone and worse listens to his headphones. What kind of half-assed evangelical is that? I actually feel gyped that he's not preaching fire and brimstone and telling me what my own personal journey to hell will be like.

cooby
Aug 24 2005 12:44 PM

I had green fried tomatoes and and ear of corn for lunch!

I love August

MFS62
Aug 24 2005 12:59 PM

cooby wrote:
I had green fried tomatoes and and ear of corn for lunch!

I love August


Cooby, before anyone else sees this, I'll gently suggest you change that to "fried green tomatoes".

Later

cooby
Aug 24 2005 01:06 PM

Nope, that's what we call them around here. Everyone else says it wrong :)

holychicken
Aug 24 2005 01:53 PM

Hey willets, I think that is the same guy who stands out on the bridge from Kenmore to Fenway before red sox games.

I am going to check next week if it is the same guy. Dandy the Divine.

He's nothing compared to Allston's Mr Butch and his travelling Mr Butch Show (he really just travels up and down Harvard St).

ScarletKnight41
Aug 24 2005 02:58 PM

My new favorite wine is Pino Grigio.

Willets Point
Aug 24 2005 03:13 PM

I know that guy, he wears a sandwich board and hands out fliers not just outside Fenway but pretty much every public event in Boston. He travels too - I once saw him in Central Park. Dandy the Divine is a different guy.

Yancy Street Gang
Aug 25 2005 03:17 PM

I'm Steve Trachsel:

Yancy Street Gang
51) Steve Trachsel SP, 2001-2004


Joined: 04 Jun 2005
Posts: 6011
Location: The Baxter Building

seawolf17
Aug 25 2005 03:19 PM

Welcome back, Steve. Pitch well, or we won't pick up that option.

sharpie
Aug 25 2005 04:38 PM

Had a sammich in Central Park for lunch today. Wondered why I don't do that more often.

ScarletKnight41
Aug 25 2005 05:40 PM

D-Dad is cooking out tonight, so I don't have to make dinner. Yea!

cooby
Aug 26 2005 10:44 AM

Our credit card bill this month includes $383 worth of gas, and that's just normal commuting.

MFS62
Aug 26 2005 10:47 AM

Why is it when I'm channel surfing and come upon a new music video that interests me, the video has just begun? So I have to wait more than two or three minutes to find out the name of the artist and the song. Don't they understand that I'm just there because my regular program is in commercial break, and I want to get back to it before I miss something?

How inconsiderate.

Later

sharpie
Aug 26 2005 11:24 AM

Going to the dentist today to finish some work begun last week.

Ouch.

ScarletKnight41
Aug 26 2005 11:29 AM

Good luck. I had to get a cap last winter - I literally feel your pain.

MFS62
Aug 27 2005 02:50 PM

A word of caution to any of you who are planning to do some gardening.
If you use one of those retractible knives to open bags of topsoil, fertilizer or seed, make sure the blade is FULLY retracted into the handle before you put it face down into your front pocket.

Let's just say I had a painful reminder this afternoon.....

Later

ScarletKnight41
Aug 27 2005 03:15 PM

This morning I was going to ask D-Dad to pick up a Daily News for me while he was out on errands, because I was just in the mood for one. But I forgot to ask him, and didn't think it was worth bothering him on the cell phone just for that.

So I go out for my run, to discover that there was a complimentary copy of the paper in my driveway. I love those kind of coincidences :)

Frayed Knot
Aug 28 2005 09:27 AM

I saw a very long, very defined, pretty cool looking rainbow in the south-western sky right after sunrise this morning.

Rockin' Doc
Aug 28 2005 06:54 PM
Edited 1 time(s), most recently on Aug 28 2005 10:56 PM

Frayed Knot - "I saw a very long, very defined, pretty cool looking rainbow in the south-western sky right after sunrise this morning."

Lucky you.

SC= 0

ScarletKnight41
Aug 28 2005 10:09 PM

I got to use my student ID to get a $2.50 discount at the movie theater tonight.

holychicken
Aug 29 2005 10:03 AM

[url]http://www.20q.net/[/url]

I couldn't find a link thread so I thought I would post this here.

I tried "a boss" and it's first guess, after asking a bunch of questions, was "a criminal."

Shows how highly I think of bosses. . .

Edgy DC
Aug 29 2005 10:37 AM

I went with a tennis racket and it got it after 19 questions.

19. Is it outside? Yes.
18. Does it use numbers? No.
17. Is it flexible? Rarely.
16. Does it play music? No.
15. Is it smaller than a loaf of bread? No.
14. Is it used for entertainment? Yes.
13. Does it break if dropped? Rarely.
12. Is it round? Partly.
11. Would you give it as a gift? Yes.
10. Do you use it at work? No.
9. Does it smell good? Doubtful.
8. Does it come in different colors? Yes.
7. Does it usually have four corners? No.
6. Can it be washed? No.
5. Is it a metal? No.
4. Is it mechanical? No.
3. Is it connected to a wire? No.
2. Is it made of metal? Sometimes.
1. It is classified as Other.

Johnny Dickshot
Aug 29 2005 10:49 AM

I stumped his ass guessing "plumber."

I'm waiting for one now.

Willets Point
Aug 29 2005 11:04 AM

Stumped it on pigeon.

MFS62
Aug 29 2005 11:08 AM

Edgy, I think you threw a curve with your answer to #17.
Newer shafts made of composite materials have a flexibility, like shafts of golf clubs, to add extra "whip" to the swing.

Later

ScarletKnight41
Aug 29 2005 07:54 PM

I'm having some friends over in a few minutes. Our agenda is to sit on the porch, drink wine and listen to music. I thought it would be a good way to spend one of the last warm evenings of the summer.

I hope everyone else has a similarly pleasant evening in store.

Edgy DC
Aug 29 2005 09:46 PM

I tried 20Q with "baseball mascot."

1. It is classified as Animal.
2. Does it live in the forest? No.
3. Can you buy it? No.
4. Is it dangerous? No.
5. Can you see it in a zoo? No.
6. Is it white? Sometimes.
7. Is it fragile? No.
8. Can it growl? No.
9. Does it have a tail? Sometimes.
10. Can you make money by selling it? Depends.
11. Does it live in large populations? No.
12. Does it have feet? Yes.
13. Does it lay eggs? Rarely.
14. Is it involved in movies? Rarely.
15. Is it a small mammal? No.
16. Does it have feathers? Sometimes.
17. Can you lift it? Maybe.
18. Does it fly? No.
19. Can it swim? No.
20. I guessed that it was a cadaver? Wrong. Huh?!

So, I win, but it carries on.

21. Have you seen one in real life? Yes.
22. Is it a wild animal? No.
23. Is it smooth? Irrelevant.
24. Is it useful? Yes.
25. Does it come in pairs? No.
26. Can it fit in an envelope? No.
27. Do you use it in your home? No.
28. Is it a specific color? No.
29. I guessed that it was a racehorse? Wrong.
Q30. I am guessing that it is a tail (animal tail)? No! How does a tail have legs?

You won!
Is it one of these ...
sheep
a chef
a beard
a skeleton
a cow
a university campus
a pony
a soccer ball
pi (the number)
a rooster
an ass (donkey)
people (human beings)
a surgeon
a cowboy
a crush (in love)
a country

Mr. Met is flabbergasted at this ignorance.

seawolf17
Aug 30 2005 09:25 AM

Mr. Met is insulted that you classified him as "animal."

Edgy DC
Aug 30 2005 09:52 AM

Well, if a human is an animal, how can an anthropomorphic baseball head be anything else?

seawolf17
Aug 30 2005 10:00 AM

I was trying to get it to guess "mascot" under "other," but some of the questions are too hard. So I went with broccoli instead, and it got it, but then gave me this:

]You were thinking of broccoli.
Is it hard? You said Yes, I say No.
Is it cool? You said Usually, I say No.
Contradictions Detected
The opinions of the game are its own and are based on the input of people playing the game. It does not matter if our answers disagree, as over time the game will change its answers to reflect common knowledge. If you feel that the game is in error, the only way to fix it is to play again.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Similar Objects
bamboo, celery, green tea, kale, an artichoke, an artichoke heart, a snapping turtle, parsley, a birch tree, a bonsai, a scoreboard, a ginkgo tree.


Read that list of "similar objects" again. Some of them -- gingko, kale, artichoke -- fine. But there are two in there that I would never have thought to put in the same list as broccoli.

Willets Point
Aug 30 2005 10:16 AM

There's going to be a lot of broccoli watching during the Mets-Phillies game today.

Frayed Knot
Aug 30 2005 01:49 PM

Saw about 45 seconds of "high"-lights from the 'Video Music Awards' held the other night down in Miami. Three words leapt to mind:
Crimes - Against - Humanity

At least most seemed to retain and display their awesome social conscious during all the debauchery. Many went out of their way to mention the hurricane which had almost leveled the city they were in and was about to do the same to another. They all seemed to be against it.

sharpie
Aug 30 2005 02:00 PM

I'm against the fact that hurricane names begin with A every year. Those back-of-the-alphabet names get screwed 'cause there's never anywhere near 26 hurricanes.

Willets Point
Aug 30 2005 02:16 PM

Global Warming theory postulates that global warming leads to earlier, more frequent, and more viscious hurricanes. The last few years seem to indicate they're on to something, so watch out for Hurrican Zelda, coming soon.

ScarletKnight41
Aug 31 2005 01:03 AM

CF is online in the wee hours.

How is the little guy doing?

seawolf17
Aug 31 2005 11:32 AM

Deja vu is so fucking weird.

seawolf17
Aug 31 2005 03:14 PM

The newest registered user is Annoying Doo Doo Head

This makes me laugh. Someone tell our Rush Chair to stop recruiting so this can stay at the bottom of the screen forever.

Willets Point
Sep 01 2005 08:49 PM

Stopped in a pub for supper tonight and the bartender looked like Cooby.

cooby
Sep 01 2005 08:55 PM

lol, how would you know that?

Willets Point
Sep 01 2005 10:47 PM

Well, she looks like you looked like in 1979:



Scarlet Knight assured us that you still look the same.

cooby
Sep 01 2005 10:49 PM

Well, kinda

I hope you tipped her heavily

ScarletKnight41
Sep 01 2005 10:59 PM

I just caught the end of Party Girl on cable. The best possible film to watch on the first day of library school <g>

Willets Point
Sep 01 2005 11:03 PM

Mmm...Parker Posey dancing on tables while shelving books. Nothing could be sexier.

ScarletKnight41
Sep 01 2005 11:04 PM

Even MK knows that it's the only movie with the heroine exclaiming, "I want to be a librarian!"

MFS62
Sep 02 2005 11:35 AM

Its amazing how many people want to speak with you when you tell them that you're writing an article for a magazine.

Later

metsmarathon
Sep 02 2005 12:17 PM

hee. i just played 20 questions.

it was unable to guess an elevator shaft.

29. I guessed that it was a toll booth? Wrong.
28. I guessed that it was a chain-link fence? Wrong.
27. Does it have a hole in it? Yes.
26. Is it made out of wood? Doubtful.
25. Would you find it on a farm? Maybe.
24. Is it made of metal? Sometimes.
23. I guessed that it was an outhouse? Wrong.
22. Was it used over 100 years ago? Yes.
Can you smell it? Unknown.
21. Would you use it in the dark? Sometimes.
Is it a metal? Unknown.
20. I guessed that it was a chimney? Close.
19. Does it usually have four corners? Yes.
18. Is it tall? Yes.
17. Does it help accomplish tasks? Sometimes.
16. Do most people use this daily? Doubtful.
15. Is it bigger than sofa? Yes.
Does it come in different colors? Unknown.
14. Can you walk on it? No.
13. Is it considered valuable? No.
12. Can you buy it at a store? No.
11. Can you hold it? No.
10. Would you use it daily? Sometimes.
9. Is it something you can purchase? Partly.
8. Does it move? Rarely.
7. Do you use it at night? Sometimes.
6. Could it be found in a classroom? No.
5. Is it smaller than a loaf of bread? No.
4. Can it fit in an envelope? No.
3. Does it bring joy to people? No.
2. Can you get information by using it? No.
1. It is classified as Other.

Willets Point
Sep 02 2005 12:31 PM

20Q really sucks at guessing things.

Edgy DC
Sep 02 2005 12:40 PM

Was the bartender wearing a gown like that?

ScarletKnight41
Sep 06 2005 11:07 AM

My daughter turns 16 tomorrow. She already took driver's ed in school last year, so I figured that all I'd have to do would be to take her to DMV tomorrow for her permit.

No, I was wrong. In this state, for a 16-year-old to get a learner's permit, you have to go through a driving school. Once you take care of the paperwork and arrange for six hours of (not inexpensive) driving lessons, THEN your kid gets the permit! If you don't want to deal with a driving school, the kid doesn't get to have a permit until age 17.

Whose palms were greased to get this deal passed? What a ripoff!

I'm sure that I'd arrange for her to have professional lessons regardless, but I'm offended by the concept that parents in this state can't just get a permit for a 16-year-old and teach the kid to drive if that's what they want.

ScarletKnight41
Sep 07 2005 09:38 AM

This was weird.

I go to the gym this morning. Afterwards, I'm heading to my car. I unlock it via the remote, and hear the car unlock, but I'm saying hi to someone I know at the time so I'm not looking. Then I walk up and open the door. Except I see junk in the front seat that's not mine, and realize that it's not my car!

It's a blue Honda, that's parked next to my blue Subaru.

OK, no blood, no foul. I go to my already unlocked car and drive away.

While leaving, I hear the blue Honda's alarm go off. I guess it has a mechanism where the alarm goes off if you don't turn over the ignition right away.

Oops.....

The only saving grace is that security in this parking lot is obsessive (it's at D-Dad's place of employment. They once sent him a report because I scratched my car on a light pole. When he got home, I dared him to find the scratch, and he couldn't), so I'm sure they called the car's owner and got him/her to shut the alarm.

It was an odd way to start the day.

ScarletKnight41
Sep 09 2005 07:03 AM

[url=http://www.cafepress.com/superlibrarian]For Willets[/url]

Also for Mrs. seawolf, and any other librarians or friends of librarians out there.

Centerfield
Sep 09 2005 12:46 PM

CF is online in the wee hours.

How is the little guy doing?


Sorry. Missed this the first time around. The little guys is doing fine, it's the parents that are going through adjustments...eating schedule, sleeping schedule, trying not to be too crazy as first-time parents. It is chaos, but it is happy chaos. Sometimes it's hard to pull myself out of bed, but within minutes, I'm always happy that I did.

And wow, these things poop a lot.

seawolf17
Sep 09 2005 01:08 PM

Centerfield wrote:
And wow, these things poop a lot.

Yeah, I'm not looking forward to that part.

MFS62
Sep 09 2005 01:21 PM

Our cat finally got that cricket that was in our family room. (See prior post in this thread)
Good news: The little noisemaker is dead.
Bad News: After eating it, our cat urped all over the beige carpeting.

Later

ScarletKnight41
Sep 09 2005 01:43 PM

="Centerfield"]CF is online in the wee hours.

How is the little guy doing?


Sorry. Missed this the first time around. The little guys is doing fine, it's the parents that are going through adjustments...eating schedule, sleeping schedule, trying not to be too crazy as first-time parents. It is chaos, but it is happy chaos. Sometimes it's hard to pull myself out of bed, but within minutes, I'm always happy that I did.

And wow, these things poop a lot.


And once you adjust to the little guy's schedule, it'll change as if on cue <g>

Keep on enjoying him - this is a fleeting time!

MFS62
Sep 10 2005 03:28 PM

Connecticut 52 Liberty 0
And the game isn't over yet.
They haven't got a prayer.

Later

Rockin' Doc
Sep 10 2005 06:35 PM

It hasn't rained around here for almost a month. The weatherman is forecasting rain for Sunday, Monday, and Tuessday. Hope the rain comes as predicted.

cooby
Sep 10 2005 08:26 PM

Kinda weird being able to swim this late in September. Today, there was a wooly bear in there with me. Ew, I fished him out though

Willets Point
Sep 10 2005 10:26 PM

MFS62 wrote:
Connecticut 52 Liberty 0
And the game isn't over yet.
They haven't got a prayer.

Later


You know, when I saw this, I thought you were refering to a WNBA game and was quite aghast that the NY Liberty had not scored. College football makes a lot more sense.

MFS62
Sep 11 2005 06:33 PM

What a day.
Jets looked like shit.
Giants on their way to winning.
Yanks won.
Red Sox lost (d'oh they played the MFYs)
Braves won.

If the Mets hadn't won, there would have been an Eyewitness News team down the block interviewing my neighbors about whether they realized they lived next to a serial killer.

Later

Valadius
Sep 11 2005 07:10 PM

Our rightfield platoon is the name of a famous actress.

Cameron Diaz.

I didn't notice it until a couple of hours ago.

Rockin' Doc
Sep 11 2005 09:18 PM
I feel the urge to wear a raspberry beret....

Hey Edgy, I'm wearing a Butch Huskey Jer-say.



This post was made with the designation of Butch Huskey.

Edgy DC
Sep 11 2005 09:20 PM

I asked her "Why Butch?"
Then she gave my face a touch
Said, "I like big men who can still get around"

Rockin' Doc
Sep 11 2005 09:27 PM

Everybody dance.

ScarletKnight41
Sep 14 2005 12:26 PM

I should be studying right now.

ScarletKnight41
Sep 17 2005 06:26 PM

MK and his friend are outside, pantomiming a game of badminton. They have the rackets and the net, but instead of playing with the shuttlecock, they're pantomiming these Web Gem plays (assuming that Sportscenter would ever focus on a badminton game). It's precious and hysterically amusing at the same time :)

MFS62
Sep 17 2005 06:47 PM

Go study.
No slackards here at the CPF.

Later

ScarletKnight41
Sep 17 2005 08:42 PM

That was posted DAYS ago. The assignment has long since been submitted.

cooby
Sep 17 2005 08:57 PM

Had lunch with my daughter in the Poconos today. The leaves there are already starting to turn

ScarletKnight41
Sep 19 2005 11:21 AM

It's amazing how productive you can be when you're trying to avoid doing your homework ;)

ScarletKnight41
Sep 19 2005 04:36 PM

Delbruck's Principle of Limited Sloppiness - You should be sloppy enough so that the unexpected happens, yet not so sloppy that you cannot figure out what happens after it has happened.

ScarletKnight41
Sep 20 2005 09:41 AM

How come there are no hurricanes with Q names?

[url=http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/aboutnames.shtml]Here's the list of names for the next few years.[/url]

Yancy Street Gang
Sep 20 2005 09:51 AM

No U, X, Y, or Z either.

I guess we'll never see a Hurricane Ugueth.

Edgy DC
Sep 20 2005 09:54 AM
Edited 1 time(s), most recently on Sep 20 2005 11:25 AM

Because there aren't enough names initiated by Q, X, and Z naturally.

Hasn't there already been a powerful Andrea? I feel like there has been, but I guess I'm thinking of Andrew.

Elster88
Sep 20 2005 11:16 AM

I'm pissed that Uggie became well known. I used to knock people out with Jose Uribe in the name game all the time, between Uggie and Urn Carrera.
_____________________________
This post had the designation 149) Willie Mays

Centerfield
Sep 20 2005 02:48 PM

For all the junk and bills I get, it's really nice when you are pleasantly surprised by something you receive in the mail.

MFS62
Sep 20 2005 02:49 PM

Don't keep us in suspense, CF, what did you get?

Later

sharpie
Sep 20 2005 02:56 PM

Prolly some baby thing.

Edgy DC
Sep 20 2005 03:00 PM

Centerfield
Sep 20 2005 05:36 PM

A certain librarian made sure CF Jr. would have something to wear on his first trip to Shea.

Iubitul
Sep 20 2005 06:39 PM

Far too many people do not encrypt their wirelewss networks..

(typed while waiting at the Bpt. train station...)

ScarletKnight41
Sep 20 2005 08:21 PM

Who'd you spy on?

Iubitul
Sep 20 2005 08:25 PM

ScarletKnight41 wrote:
Who'd you spy on?


No one. Just accessed their network to get online.

ScarletKnight41
Sep 20 2005 08:26 PM

Thief!

;)

seawolf17
Sep 20 2005 09:59 PM

I really like the "thread of silence." Brilliant.

ScarletKnight41
Sep 21 2005 02:15 PM

Clear the roads! My daughter just got her learner's permit.

Her road test is scheduled for her next birthday (which also corresponds to the first day of school next year. That won't be a logistic problem at all....).

Rockin' Doc
Sep 21 2005 02:57 PM

Scarlett - "My daughter just got her learner's permit."

My condolences. Maybe, jb can write you a prescription for valium.

My son absolutely scared the crap out of me at the start. I kept trying to figure out how I could get a brake or steering wheel installed on the passenger side of the card. He does quite well, now.

SwitchHitter
Sep 21 2005 10:46 PM

There's a hurricane headed this way. And I'm not evacuating because I don't have enough money or anywhere to go. I should be okay because I'm pretty far from the coast, but I might lose power and, if the guys who run my utility district are as stupid as the city of Houston, I'll lose water.

They said on the radio this is the third worst storm on record. I hope that being this far inland is sufficient. They closed the schools for the next few days and panic has set in amongst the general populace. There are lines for gas and for water (from the purified water machines, the bottled water is long gone).

ScarletKnight41
Sep 21 2005 10:50 PM

Be safe Annie! And check in as soon as you can, ok?

MFS62
Sep 22 2005 07:35 AM

Annie, you hang in there and be well now, y'hear?

Later

Rockin' Doc
Sep 22 2005 08:24 AM

Annie, be smart and be safe. My prayers will be with your family and all those in the path of Rita.

ScarletKnight41
Sep 22 2005 04:44 PM

Crappy things about this day -

Having to get up extra early because D-Dad had to be in North Jersey this morning.

D-Dad not waking up our older son until 15 minutes before he had to leave for the school bus.

My latte machine breaking.

Having a dishwasher on the verge of breaking.

My daughter missing her bus from the performing arts high school (at the southern tip of our township) and needing to be at her home high school for school play rehearsal (in the township north of us), leaving me driving like a maniac and making it home in time for my 12-year-old's school bus with something like 15 seconds to spare.

Same daughter missing her after school bus.

I could use a nap. And a drink.

sharpie
Sep 22 2005 05:54 PM

I managed to push a bunch of annoying work tasks until tomorrow. Which means I've actually got to do these things tomorrow. Damn.

ScarletKnight41
Sep 22 2005 06:40 PM

I took that nap. It helped.

Iubitul
Sep 23 2005 09:11 AM

I went to the Yankee game last night, and I rooted for the Yankees...

ScarletKnight41
Sep 23 2005 09:19 AM

I don't know you anymore.

cooby
Sep 23 2005 12:39 PM

Anybody have any idea why Google News sometimes uses a picture of Prince Harry on its story about the London bomber?

Edgy DC
Sep 23 2005 01:36 PM

A guess: half the stories filed from their London desk are about Harry, so he's the default image for their Great Britain stories.

SwitchHitter
Sep 23 2005 01:40 PM

I forgot to mention it, but Wednesday I got a Jeff Bagwell figurine in the mail. What's cool about this is that a friend bought it for me. I'm collecting the set and last weekend a different friend took me to the ballgame so I could get the Lance Berkman figurine. Now I have them all--Jimmy Wynn, Cheo Cruz, Nolan Ryan, Jeff Bagwell and Lance Berkman.

ScarletKnight41
Sep 23 2005 11:31 PM

D-Dad fixed my latte maker. Peace and contentment have been restored to Chez Diamond Knight <g>

DocTee
Sep 24 2005 11:29 PM

Does Bergman really belong in the Astro pantheon? Before Biggio?

SwitchHitter
Sep 25 2005 01:44 AM

Which one, Sean (P) or Dave (1B)? Probably not except alphabetically.

MFS62
Sep 26 2005 12:42 PM

My daughter and son-in-law just returned from Curacao, where they swam with the dolphins. One actually let her ride it.

Later

cooby
Sep 27 2005 01:18 PM

Large Petite just sounds like an oxymoron

ScarletKnight41
Sep 27 2005 03:53 PM

My cholesterol is WAY down, thanks to Lipitor!

soupcan
Sep 27 2005 04:32 PM

ScarletKnight41 wrote:
My cholesterol is WAY down, thanks to Lipitor!



Druggie.

ScarletKnight41
Sep 27 2005 04:36 PM

LOL

Yeah, but at least I can eat pizza.

My neighbor is trying desperately to get his cholesterol down through diet alone. There's no way that I have that kind of discipline - it's not worth eating like a rabbit to do what Lipitor does.

cooby
Sep 27 2005 04:45 PM

Eating oatmeal for the rest of your life will bring it down by a whopping 10 points!

KC
Sep 28 2005 11:30 AM

Ok, the statute of limitations has expired.

What the heck is a MeenAnneLudwigWetze?

seawolf17
Sep 28 2005 02:40 PM

One of the kids working in one of the clothing stores at the mall was wearing a shirt today that said

MUCK
FE

I laughed out loud.

cooby
Sep 28 2005 04:05 PM

This week I have fished snakes, salamanders, acorns, leaves, almost a cat and about 1000 dead daddy long legs out of the pool.
Maybe it's time to start thinking about closing it

KC
Sep 28 2005 04:42 PM

That lipitor cut my total cholesterol from over 300 to 170 something. Of
course, taking it with beer probably is gonna cause my liver to explode.

cooby
Sep 28 2005 04:46 PM

Just don't eat grapefruit

ScarletKnight41
Sep 28 2005 04:58 PM

My cable modem is on the fritz, so I have to check the Pool from the public library.

Comcast Suxx!

KC
Sep 28 2005 05:04 PM

>>>Just don't eat grapefruit<<<

This was a big sacrifice at first, but I've gotten over it.

Johnny Dickshot
Sep 28 2005 11:30 PM

Quit Cingular. Now giving away money to Sprint.

I vow to use and discard every major cellphone crook before its all over.

Yancy Street Gang
Sep 29 2005 08:54 AM

I spotted this red white and blue bumper sticker this morning:

REPUBLICANS FOR VOLDEMORT

cooby
Sep 29 2005 09:08 AM

Widey, how are you getting out of paying the fees to break your contracts? With verizonwireless, everytime one of us needs a new phone, they extend the dagblasted contract for a year.

I am picturing my daughter being on our contract until she uses a walker (for old age this time), because we can't split her away.

Johnny Dickshot
Sep 29 2005 10:22 AM

My contract w/ Cingular expired recently (I recall this because I joined them on the same day Reyes hurt his leg sliding in 03).

I was pissed at Cingular because:

1) They purchased AT&T, whom I'd already quit in disgust when they refused to replace a phone so shitty I couldn;t even hear it
2) Too damn expensive. I need a cellphone, but I don't need one $50 bucks a month, and rarely put more than 60 minutes a month on it. I have like a million rollover minutes tthat vanished yesterday and won;t miss them. I was paying for something I never used, and they don't offer any cheap-ass alternatives.

Like I said in 2 years I predict a move over to T-mobile and some other service I haven;t had the chance to be dissatisfied with yet.

cooby
Sep 29 2005 10:27 AM

I think I'm getting a Tracfone next. Laugh if you wish.

Last week my husband dropped his phone in the kitchen and it chipped a piece out of the corner up by the antenna so it hardly works, but we have to wait until Oct 23 to get a new one for no charge. How stupid is that?

Plus of course, we'll probably get another freakin year...

KC
Sep 29 2005 11:38 AM

Night has fallen on the quiet village of Tarrytown at 11:40 am. It is gonna
storm like a muddah humpah any minute.

cooby
Sep 29 2005 11:43 AM

You got that right, the thunder woke me up at 7 this morning and I thought it was still night out. It goes away quickly though, the sun is out now

ScarletKnight41
Sep 30 2005 09:24 AM

Do you want to hear something sad? Last night was back to school night at my daughter's performing arts high school. There are 11 girls in her vocal program this year. Do you want to know how many people showed up for the event? Four parents, representing three girls. I find that incredible - you have a group of talented kids who auditioned into this program and who are working their butts off honing their craft, and only three of them had parents who gave a crap? I can't comprehend it.

Willets Point
Sep 30 2005 11:21 AM

Were you & D-Dad 2 of the 4?

My appropos of nothing: I LOVE the Autumn!

ScarletKnight41
Sep 30 2005 11:45 AM

I was one of the four. D-Dad was at our middle guy's middle school back to school night. We had to divide and conquer.

cooby
Sep 30 2005 04:20 PM

Went to see my lawyer this morning. He said he saw my daughter's picture in the paper last night and he can't believe I have a kid through college.

Felt kinda neat til I remembered he probably remembers me as a very little kid; he was one of my sister's friends in high school.

Willets Point
Sep 30 2005 04:31 PM

I have a departmental meeting coming up Monday that's going to be a bloodbath. Several of my co-workers have suggested that we wear muzzles to prevent us from saying what we really think to the boss.

ScarletKnight41
Sep 30 2005 04:56 PM

This is hysterical. MK hasn't watched a lot of hockey in his life, but he's in the other room, watching an Islanders/Rangers game (presumably some rebroadcast - I don't know whether it's from the recent past or further past). A minute ago I hear him say, "Oh Crap!" I asked him what was wrong, and he was aghast to see that a fight had broken out on the ice.

Ah, the loss of innocence....

ScarletKnight41
Oct 03 2005 11:43 AM

Shit - I forgot all about an appointment I had at 11:00. The phone rang a few minutes ago, and when I saw the name on the caller ID I immediately remembered that I was supposed to be there. I got caught up in my schoolwork this morning, and the appointment totally slipped my mind!

Fortunately, the appointment was with a really sweet and understanding person, and we rescheduled for later in the week.

But sheesh - I never miss appointments. I'm horrified.

KC
Oct 05 2005 06:01 PM

A combo of Hidden Valley Ranch and Wish Bone Robusto Italian makes
a kick ass new dressing.

cooby
Oct 06 2005 12:47 PM
Edited 1 time(s), most recently on Oct 06 2005 01:06 PM

Speaking of oaks, my yard is all crunchy with acorns. I have never seen so many in all the years I have lived here!

What does it mean?

Willets Point
Oct 06 2005 12:49 PM

An infestation of fairy people, most likely.

cooby
Oct 06 2005 12:57 PM

It's really funny, cos you can hear all these nuts all over the neighborhood falling on shed and garage roofs and making loud banging noises.

I'm hoping some fall on the big ugly snarling dogs up the street and knock 'em silly

Edgy DC
Oct 06 2005 01:03 PM

cooby
Oct 06 2005 01:04 PM

Yep, just like that :)

SwitchHitter
Oct 06 2005 01:35 PM

We'er taking my second son, who's legally bind and hard of hearing, to tour the [url=http://www.dars.state.tx.us/dbs/ccrc/index.shtml]Criss Cole Rehab Center[/url] a school for blind folks in Austin tomorrow. This school teaches daily living skills. Things like cooking, cleaning, how to manage finances, how to use a cane and all sorts of stuff you need to know to get on in the world as an independent blind person. The program lasts six to nine months and he'd start in January if the tour goes well.

ScarletKnight41
Oct 06 2005 02:19 PM

Best of luck to him. He should find the program empowering.

TheOldMole
Oct 06 2005 03:58 PM

Echoing Scarlet.

Rockin' Doc
Oct 07 2005 06:33 AM

I hope all goes well with your visit. Best of luck to your son.

MFS62
Oct 07 2005 07:32 AM
Edited 1 time(s), most recently on Oct 07 2005 01:08 PM

Hoping for the best of outcomes for all, SH.

Later

cooby
Oct 07 2005 07:40 AM

Sounds like a great program!

SwitchHitter
Oct 07 2005 07:59 PM

It sounds even better now that I've been there. They teach folks how to use power tools. Seriously. I saw a chest, two coffetables and some bookshelves made by "consumers" there. They also require that anyone with any amount of sight do everything with a blindfold on. This teaches them to rely on their other senses (so they don't have to come back if their vision deteriorates). They have them go shopping and all kinds of basic normal things that you wouldn't think about someone needing to learn.

They even have computers and internet so we'll be able to keep in touch (the phone doen't work well for him because of his hearing). He's fired up about it.

Rockin' Doc
Oct 07 2005 10:19 PM

I'm glad that the visit went so well. I'm sure that the program will be quite liberating for your son.

KC
Oct 08 2005 10:13 AM

a) If you get pulled over in the pouring rain, you're not talking yourself out
of a ticket - knucklehead.

b) I bet the same people in your rear view mirror throwing their arms up be-
cause you drive through a dense neighborhood slowly and actually stop at
each stop sign are the same ones who sit on their porches and complain
about how people zip through the neighborhood.

Rockin' Doc
Oct 08 2005 02:45 PM

It stopped raining about an hour ago. It had been raining pretty steadily for close to 48 hours. We really needed the rain as we have been experiencing a drought and some communities had recently begun mandatory water restrictions. Our city had not resorted to that yet, but it wouldn't have been much longer before they likely would have. I actually hope it rains some more this weekend.

Johnny Dickshot
Oct 10 2005 09:36 AM

I'd like to wish all you mothers out there a Happy Columbus Day.

Sincerely,
Ralph Kiner

ScarletKnight41
Oct 10 2005 07:29 PM

White Cheddar Cheez Doodles are way too bland.

cooby
Oct 11 2005 04:45 PM

My loaner car smells like meat pies

Valadius
Oct 12 2005 02:41 PM

Did you know that Texas has the right to split itself into up to 5 states?

ScarletKnight41
Oct 12 2005 02:42 PM

I just eneterd my holiday card list on Access.

Yancy Street Gang
Oct 12 2005 04:00 PM

Valadius wrote:
Did you know that Texas has the right to split itself into up to 5 states?


Yikes. That would get them eight more Senators and eight more electoral votes.

SwitchHitter
Oct 12 2005 04:29 PM

We'd probably lose congresscritters though.

MFS62
Oct 15 2005 08:57 AM

I have water in my family room from all that rain.

Later

Rockin' Doc
Oct 16 2005 03:07 PM

Yesterday was the first day of deer season. It was a gorgeous day to be in the woods.

I saw 11 deer, 12 wild turkeys, 1 rabbit, 1 raccoon, and too many squirrels and birds to have counted. It was a very relaxing day.

KC
Oct 16 2005 03:22 PM

Sounds like my morning commute down the Saw Mill Parkway - although
the racoons are usually road kill.

One of my friends was out bow hunting yesterday. He wants me to go hunting
with him but I'm afraid to be alone in the woods with him.

Johnny Dickshot
Oct 16 2005 04:20 PM

How to dismantle an old rusty shed:

Remove screws until the roof crashes down on you.

Iubitul
Oct 16 2005 05:57 PM

Johnny Dickshot wrote:
How to dismantle an old rusty shed:

Remove screws until the roof crashes down on you.


JD - I hope you're ok, but I just bust out laughing while reading that...

Johnny Dickshot
Oct 16 2005 06:21 PM

No injuries. Comedy ensues when I start trying to build things or un-build things.

KC
Oct 17 2005 01:36 PM

I got a quart of hot & sour soup instead of a pint - ithmus be my lucky day.

ScarletKnight41
Oct 17 2005 03:35 PM

I kind of like Sheryl Crow's music, but now every time I hear her I think of cooby disapproving.

Valadius
Oct 17 2005 04:58 PM

I think Botox should be made illegal. It's so damn disgusting. I'm tired of all the superficial bullshit the celebrity culture projects onto American society. All this crap needs to stop.

ScarletKnight41
Oct 17 2005 06:26 PM

It's not merely superficial. It's a friggin' toxin - TOX is half its name!

Why anyone would introduce that crap into one's body baffles me.

KC
Oct 17 2005 06:29 PM

Didn't that guy who wanted to be president get botox treatments? Or did I
learn that at another forum and it just stuck in my brain?

ScarletKnight41
Oct 17 2005 06:31 PM

It still doesn't measure up to the toxins that the other guy ingested over the years.

KC
Oct 17 2005 06:35 PM

She quips ...

Rockin' Doc
Oct 17 2005 11:03 PM

Botox injections have medicinal uses beyond the cosmetic fixes to celebrity vanity.

Botulinum toxin injections are highly effective at stopping and controlling persistant blepharospasms attacks. For the patients that suffer with this problem, the injections sometimes are their only means of relief.

ScarletKnight41
Oct 18 2005 07:10 AM

I can understand that. If the medical condition is that severe, then you gotta do what you gotta do.

But to inject that crap into your system electively is nuts.

seawolf17
Oct 18 2005 09:19 AM

I've had a goatee (technically, a Van Dyke, but nobody really calls it that) for a couple of years now; my wife was opposed at first, but she grew to really like it, and so I kept it. I'm on the road for a few days, so I decided to shave it off this morning to see how it looked, figuring I can always grow it back by the weekend.

The problem with this plan is that I didn't anticipate popping a hidden sub-beard zit with my razor. Now I get to see how I look with a band-aid on my chin instead.

sharpie
Oct 18 2005 09:36 AM

I grew a beard while I was in Italy this summer. Hadn't had one in years. The wife didn't like it and finally I thought that I didn't want to have to go through all of the "whoa, you've grown a beard" stuff so I shaved it off the night before I went back to work.

Edgy DC
Oct 18 2005 09:46 AM

You know you're at a crappy show when the first band on is the Sub-Beard Zits.

Johnny Dickshot
Oct 18 2005 10:55 AM

Yeah, but they're better than Bacne.

Willets Point
Oct 20 2005 01:51 PM

These bookshelves are spiff!

Edgy DC
Oct 20 2005 01:55 PM

Looks like they're only available in Europe.

Think we can get a shipping deal if we all order ours together?

sharpie
Oct 20 2005 02:02 PM

If I was in his shoes I would proclaim myself a huge Mookie fan:

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- A man got a prison term longer than prosecutors and defense attorneys had agreed to -- all because of Larry Bird.

The lawyers reached a plea agreement Tuesday for a 30-year term for a man accused of shooting with an intent to kill and robbery. But Eric James Torpy wanted his prison term to match Bird's jersey number 33.

"He said if he was going to go down, he was going to go down in Larry Bird's jersey," Oklahoma County District Judge Ray Elliott said Wednesday. "We accommodated his request and he was just as happy as he could be.

"I've never seen anything like this in 26 years in the courthouse. But, I know the DA is happy about it."

Edgy DC
Oct 20 2005 02:05 PM

"Not very partial to Turk Wendell at all, no sir."

Rockin' Doc
Oct 20 2005 08:23 PM

"Your honor, I swear that Eddie Gaedel is my hero."

ScarletKnight41
Oct 22 2005 04:21 PM

Next Saturday we're taking the kids to a re-enactment of The War of the Worlds radio broadcast, in honor of the Martian invasion that didn't really happen in our township. I'm looking forward to the event - it's not the kind of thing you get to see every day.

MFS62
Oct 24 2005 11:04 AM

Now you can create/customize your own postage stamps.

http://photos.yahoo.com/ph/page?.file=holiday_stamps.html

The Choo Choo Coleman plate block?

Later

ScarletKnight41
Oct 24 2005 11:18 AM

I just Instant Messaged my friend in Orlando. I'm relieved that she's faring well despite Wilma's winds and rain.

MFS62
Oct 24 2005 11:42 AM

I just realized that if I were to go back to College for an advanced degree, I have four years of football eligibility left.

Later

Willets Point
Oct 24 2005 02:14 PM

I'd add MFS62 to the list.

MFS62
Oct 24 2005 02:29 PM

Me, on a list with Madonna and Mick Jagger?

Thanks.

Later

Willets Point
Oct 24 2005 02:37 PM

Technically you're already #1 as a grandparent.

MFS62
Oct 24 2005 02:43 PM

Willets Point wrote:
Technically you're already #1 as a grandparent.

Methinks Mick might be one, too. But he may not know about it.

Later

sharpie
Oct 24 2005 03:25 PM

He knows it:

Many people can claim "Papa was a Rolling Stone." Among them are: his daughter with Marsha Hunt, Karis Jagger; his daughter with ex-wife Bianca Jagger, Jade Jagger; his children with ex-wife Jerry Hall, Elizabeth Scarlett Jagger, Georgia May Ayeesha Jagger, James Leroy Jagger, and Gabriel Luke Beauregard Jagger; and his son with Brazilian model Luciana Giminez Morad. He is also grandfather of Jade Jagger's children, Assisi and Amba.

MFS62
Oct 24 2005 03:53 PM

hose already have his last name. I was thinking more about grand-groupies.

Later

sharpie
Oct 24 2005 04:01 PM

Some girls they're so pure
Some girls so corrupt
Some girls give me children
I only made love to her once

Rockin' Doc
Oct 24 2005 04:05 PM

I'm pleased with my current player designation as Nolan Ryan. I really loved to watch him pitch. When he was on and throwing his curveball for strikes, the hitters had virtually no chance. It was funny watching major league batters looking so totally helpless. His "stuff" was absolutely electrifying.

ScarletKnight41
Oct 25 2005 05:50 PM

Apparently half of the high school football team (as well as some cheerleaders) got themselves suspended right before homecoming. As the story has been told to me, after last week's game there was a party, and there was beer at the party. Not only was some genius taking photos at the party, but he/she posted them on the Internet.

Edgy DC
Oct 25 2005 06:06 PM

Where?

ScarletKnight41
Oct 25 2005 06:10 PM

My daughter's high school. She's my source.

We're both pleased that she hangs out with the marching band kids and not the jock group.

Edgy DC
Oct 25 2005 06:12 PM
Edited 1 time(s), most recently on Oct 25 2005 09:52 PM

No, I mean, where are the pictures.

ScarletKnight41
Oct 25 2005 06:15 PM

I don't know. I'm not sure that they're even still up.

I'll ask La Diva when she comes home from her friend's house.

Edgy DC
Oct 25 2005 09:00 PM

I talk to Dickshot and I wonder what kind of evil mischief the marching band crowd gets into while the radars are trained on the jockocracy.

ScarletKnight41
Oct 25 2005 09:40 PM

If you really must know, [url=http://geekspeakradio.net/]this is what the marching band kids do[/url].

Rockin' Doc
Oct 26 2005 01:01 PM

I'm really tired after staying up until the early morning hours to see the end of last night’s 14 inning marathon.

ScarletKnight41
Oct 26 2005 02:24 PM

I had lunch with a friend today. We hadn't seen each other in months, so it was nice getting together with her :)

sharpie
Oct 26 2005 02:58 PM

I only made it til the 10th inning of last night's game and I'm yawning through the afternoon.

Willets Point
Oct 26 2005 04:20 PM

I fell asleep around the 3d inning, but woke up in the 7th and stayed awake until the end. It was a good mid-game nap.

ScarletKnight41
Oct 28 2005 03:58 PM

Looking in from the outside, the Loser's Lounge looks like a really nice place.

ScarletKnight41
Oct 29 2005 09:40 PM

[url=http://www.davidsarnoff.org/09302003.htm]We Attended a War of the Worlds Radio Broadcast Re-Creation This Evening[/url]

The link is for the 2003 event, but other than the date everything about it was the same. It was really interesting listening to the event on the antique radios in the auditorium. It was also amazing checking out the David Sarnoff Library and looking at all of the technological achievements for which he was responsible, as well as letters from Presidents Roosevelt, Truman, Eisenhower and Kennedy and all sorts of other incredible memorabilia. The only time I had been to Sarnoff previously was for t-ball games on their campus, but this was our first visit inside the premises. It was a fascinating experience.

ScarletKnight41
Oct 31 2005 07:13 AM

From the Trenton Times -

A fright out of sight
Sunday, October 30, 2005
By CHRIS STURGIS

WEST WINDSOR - The Martians and their death machines appeared in Grovers Mill yesterday, just as they did on Oct. 30, 1938.

But you had to use your imagination to see them. That was the magic of radio, as audience members were treated to a performance of the classic radio play by the Hunterdon Radio Theatre in the Sarnoff Corp. Auditorium.

The original "War of the Worlds" broadcast by Orson Welles and his Mercury Theatre on the Air was performed without an audience. The Hunterdon performers, however, donned 1930s-style garb and revealed some of the sound effects tricks of their trade to anyone who kept their eyes open.


The actual sound of the show came from the stage to the audience via a weak radio transmitter and about 15 antique radios provided by members of the New Jersey Antique Radio Club. The sets ranged from table models to wooden console models with brand names like Silvertone, Atwater Kent, Philco and RCA. One art deco Spartan radio had a wood-grain appearance thanks to a process of adding a photograph of wood grain to a piece of metal.

Phil Vourtsis, president of the antique radio club, emphasized that the transmitter - the antenna stood only about 15 feet tall and was in the same room as the radios - would only send the broadcast to sets inside the building.

"We didn't want to scare everyone again," he said, referring to the fact that some people tuned into the 1938 broadcast late and mistook the radio fiction for fact.

On stage, the ensemble of about 20 actors and technicians playing computerized sound effects followed the direction of Elaine Powers, who stood back to the audience, working from the script.

"It's like conducting a symphony, telling everyone where to come in, where to cut out and how loud they should be," she said. Her challenge as a director was to make sure the emotions were pouring from the voices, because a typical radio audience wouldn't be able to see the actors.

Bob Hunt, who played "Announcer Three" in the radio play and does the morning show for WKMB in Plainsboro in real life, said he has always loved radio drama.

"It's theater of the mind," he said. "It forces you to fill in all the details in your mind. Television spells it all out for you."

The performance was preserved on an acetate disk, resembling a phonograph record, by the antique radio enthusiasts using an antique recorder. The playback had the tinny sound of historic broadcasts.

"It didn't sound tinny to ears of 60 years ago," Hunt said.

The radio club's technical coordinator, Al Klase, said the reason the fictional broadcast was taken as fact was that the most popular radio show of that time slot, Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy, was having a weak show featuring a dreadful singer. Listeners changed in droves and tuned into the "War of the Worlds" broadcast after it had begun, leading them to believe they were tuning in to a genuine news broadcast.

Saturday's re-enactment ended with James King playing Orson Welles. He told the audience the alien attack was just a drama, and a bit of a Halloween prank by radio, "the invader of your living room."

Hunterdon Radio Theatre has a Web site, www.hrtonline.org, as does the New Jersey Antique Radio Club, www.njarc.org.

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TheOldMole
Oct 31 2005 07:36 AM

Let's give credit to my wonderful mentor, Howard Koch, who wote the script.

SwitchHitter
Oct 31 2005 08:22 PM

It's raining here and, although my children are out ringing doorbells, I have yet to have anyone come to my house.

I'm supposed to be on a diet. Resisting that huge bowl of candy is tough. Almost as tough as watching Zeke Astacio come in to pitch in Game 3.

TheOldMole
Oct 31 2005 08:28 PM

Gorgeous here, and we took the little guy out trick or treating.

ScarletKnight41
Oct 31 2005 08:28 PM

I decided a long time ago that when the budget had some wiggle room, I wanted to be able to give out full-sized Halloween candy. Last year we picked up a candy assortment from BJ's Warehouse. This year we stuck with full-sized M&M's bags. The neighborhood kids are really appreciative.

Willets Point
Oct 31 2005 08:32 PM

No TP on the SK-DD house.

ScarletKnight41
Oct 31 2005 08:46 PM

LOL Willets.

Especially since I recognized some of these little pishers coming back for seconds. But I'd rather give out extra candy than deal with the other mischief they could be getting themselves into.

Willets Point
Oct 31 2005 09:17 PM

So basically you're giving in to juvenile extortionists.

ScarletKnight41
Oct 31 2005 09:28 PM

Yup.

On a nicer Halloween note - MK knows that I don't eat chocolate, so he gave me the Dots from his Halloween bag :)

TheOldMole
Oct 31 2005 10:02 PM

I got the Dots too, because Arick doesn't like 'em.

ScarletKnight41
Nov 01 2005 03:30 PM

I am in a state of overwhelm today :(

Yancy Street Gang
Nov 02 2005 06:03 PM

Leo Durocher was on The Munsters this morning, in an episode from 1965. The kids are watching it now on TiVo.

Willets Point
Nov 02 2005 06:04 PM

ScarletKnight41 wrote:
I am in a state of overwhelm today :(


I thought you were in New Jersey.

Centerfield
Nov 02 2005 06:05 PM

I can't get enough of CSI. I wish they had one on every night.

seawolf17
Nov 02 2005 06:19 PM

Centerfield wrote:
I can't get enough of CSI. I wish they had one on every night.

I feel the same way about any combination of Lost and Survivor. I'd never leave my house.

seawolf17
Nov 04 2005 04:46 PM

[url=http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20051104/bs_nm/food_coke_dc]Vanilla Coke[/url] is no more, as is Diet Coke with Lemon. What's sad about this is that I loved the "lime in the Coke, you nut" commercials. Too bad. Of course, the soda was undrinkable, but the commercials were funny.

ScarletKnight41
Nov 04 2005 05:13 PM

I won't mourn Vanilla Coke - it was kind of putrid.

Valadius
Nov 04 2005 07:14 PM

They've a got a From Russia With Love video game coming out featuring the face and voice of Sean Connery.

Willets Point
Nov 04 2005 08:41 PM

="Valadius"]They've a got a From Russia With Love video game coming out featuring the face and voice of Sean Connery.


Exshelent!

cooby
Nov 04 2005 09:30 PM

My next door neighbor came home from Iraq today, and it's his 21st birthday

ScarletKnight41
Nov 04 2005 10:29 PM

Excellent!

Valadius
Nov 06 2005 03:33 PM

That's cool.

ScarletKnight41
Nov 07 2005 07:10 PM

My neighbor sent over some sweet treats today in celebration of Eid.

MFS62
Nov 08 2005 12:27 PM

I had weird shit happening with my Outlook Calendar this morning.
I kept getting reminders for a meeting I had cancelled- every five seconds.
Finally got it stopped. I was getting the reminder right in the middle of my screen.
Screw you, Bill Gates!

Later

Willets Point
Nov 08 2005 01:10 PM

ScarletKnight41 wrote:
My neighbor sent over some sweet treats today in celebration of Eid.


If only people in the Middle East could get along as well as people in suburban New Jersey.

Willets Point
Nov 08 2005 09:26 PM

The air in my neighborhood smells strongly of fabric softener tonight.

ScarletKnight41
Nov 12 2005 10:55 PM

We made our first fire of the season in the fireplace this evening.

Valadius
Nov 12 2005 11:04 PM

I bought a lot of groceries today.

sharpie
Nov 15 2005 05:21 PM

I went to the eye doctor yesterday. It's specs for me.

Valadius
Nov 15 2005 07:07 PM

I went to the doctor today because I'm sick. I have to take antibiotics for the next 5 days.

Lundy
Nov 15 2005 07:15 PM

What's a "Jake-Monster"?

Valadius
Nov 15 2005 07:17 PM

It's Mike Jacobs' nickname.

ScarletKnight41
Nov 15 2005 08:47 PM

My tummy is upset :(

Yancy Street Gang
Nov 15 2005 09:31 PM

It's probably because of the Jake Monster.

cooby
Nov 15 2005 11:00 PM

I wish I could figure out how to make the salt stick to frozen soft pretzels

Rockin' Doc
Nov 15 2005 11:04 PM

Superglue.

cooby
Nov 15 2005 11:04 PM

I tried that, now I have salt under my nails

ScarletKnight41
Nov 17 2005 02:43 PM

I was having an argument with AOL - the subject matter was minor, but their lack of ability to fix a simple thing and their penchant for leaving me on hold and routing me to people who still couldn't help me pissed me off enough that I threatened to cancel the service. Not only did they wind up fixing my problem, but they lowered my monthly rate significantly.

Channeling CF has its benefits!

Willets Point
Nov 18 2005 12:50 AM

Willets Point wrote:
Stopped in a pub for supper tonight and the bartender looked like Cooby.


Saw the Cooby waitress again tonight. Her name is Yvette.

Valadius
Nov 18 2005 01:50 AM

Wow. A lookalike.

You know, I swear I've seen some lookalikes at GW... students looking almost like other students, only they aren't... it's weird.

Edgy DC
Nov 18 2005 08:08 AM

Welcome to college. It's the Gap's fault, I think.

Willets Point
Nov 18 2005 10:04 AM

When I was in college I went to lunch with my friend Heather and we got split up in the food court and when I found her in the dining area she was sitting with our friend Hoon. "Hi Hoon," I said although it wasn't Hoon. Heather had thought he was Hoon too, but had already learned he was a graduate student who looked remarkably like Hoon. He gracefully sat and ate lunch with us and was a pretty nice guy. I never saw him again and still wonder if it was really Hoon pulling our legs as well as having that guilty feeling that I'm one of those people who think "all Asians look alike."

cooby
Nov 23 2005 09:18 AM

Carlos Delgado always makes me hungry for lasagne.

ScarletKnight41
Nov 23 2005 09:19 AM

Coincidentally, Tim Salmon always makes me craved poached salmon. And I don't even particularly like poached salmon.

cooby
Nov 23 2005 09:22 AM

Well, at least the reason for that is apparant!

I think "Delgado" reminds me of "del monte" tomato sauce.


Tony Hunt of the PSU football team does the same thing for me

Yancy Street Gang
Nov 28 2005 09:30 AM

I estimate that I've probably eaten 15,000 Pop Tarts in my lifetime.

Edgy DC
Nov 29 2005 10:21 AM

I have an itchy rash.

Yancy Street Gang
Nov 29 2005 10:23 AM

Take 15,000 Pop Tarts and call me in the morning.

sharpie
Nov 29 2005 10:27 AM

I estimate that I've eaten about 15 Pop Tarts in my lifetime.

Yancy Street Gang
Nov 29 2005 10:38 AM

You have some catching up to do.

sharpie
Nov 29 2005 11:09 AM

With you scarfing down about 300 a year it'll be awfully hard.

Yancy Street Gang
Nov 29 2005 11:14 AM

I'm afraid it's more like 500 per year.

Elster88
Nov 29 2005 12:38 PM

My Red Bull can says "Vitalizes body and mind."

What does vitalize mean?

Elster88
Nov 29 2005 12:39 PM

cooby wrote:
Carlos Delgado always makes me hungry for lasagne.


Grrrr. Lasagna.

cooby
Nov 29 2005 12:39 PM

I got so hungry for it that I made it Friday night. There's a couple pieces left, want it?

Centerfield
Nov 29 2005 05:47 PM

I remember one time I was eating lunch while I was in grad school and this guy kept calling me "Hoon".

Johnny Dickshot
Nov 29 2005 06:05 PM

I've had too much coffee.

cooby
Nov 29 2005 06:13 PM

Somebody forgot to warn me that it's monsoon season

ScarletKnight41
Nov 30 2005 02:38 PM

It's a mild, sunny Wednesday afternoon. And by instinct, I think that it would be nice to check out the television to see if a day game is on.

Then reality hits me - it's only November. NOVEMBER!!!

It's going to be a long winter :(

KC
Nov 30 2005 06:40 PM

I'm addicted to the olive bar they put in at the supermarket. Marinated
mozzerella, various pepper salads, gardenia somethingorother, like ten
different olives, marinated artichokes, a couple of combo marinated sel-
ections - $6.99/lb - 1000% of your recommended daily intake of sodium.

ScarletKnight41
Dec 01 2005 06:34 PM

I picked up some West Virginia state quarters today.

35 down, 15 to go.

Yancy Street Gang
Dec 02 2005 01:06 PM

Edgy DC
Dec 02 2005 03:42 PM

It was a little private fart I had a few moments ago. At least, I thougt it was until my boss walked in a few seconds later.

Yancy Street Gang
Dec 02 2005 03:50 PM

If farts were visible, people would know to stay away.

sharpie
Dec 02 2005 03:53 PM

In the future all farts will be visible.

OlerudOwned
Dec 02 2005 03:55 PM

sharpie wrote:
In the future all farts will be visible.
That way people will know where to find them, because future farts will be genetically enhanced to smell like fresh muffins.

seawolf17
Dec 02 2005 03:56 PM

Hey Phillip! Can you believe they're talking about farts?

I know, Terrance! What a wonderful discussion! <FART>

seawolf17
Dec 02 2005 03:59 PM

I know it's not fart-related, but I love when you list some random thing your mom gave you a few years ago on eBay just to get rid of it and it's up to fifty bucks with three days left.

Yancy Street Gang
Dec 02 2005 04:04 PM

If the item was fart-related, it would be at over $200.

ScarletKnight41
Dec 04 2005 11:08 AM

I just took some sinus meds.

The good news is that my headache is gone.

The bad news is that I'm totally loopy.

OlerudOwned
Dec 04 2005 11:45 AM

ScarletKnight41 wrote:
I just took some sinus meds.

The good news is that my headache is gone.

The bad news is that I'm totally loopy.
Since when is that bad news?

Edgy DC
Dec 04 2005 11:46 AM

Since when is that news?

ScarletKnight41
Dec 04 2005 12:23 PM

It's not news. It's a propos of nothing.

But my term paper is due tomorrow, so it's bad news if I want to do any last minute editing today.

ScarletKnight41
Dec 05 2005 05:35 PM

I was reading Rolling Stone, and someone I know personally (Rob Roth, owner of Vintage Vinyl records) was quoted in an article about Sony Records' copyright protection software damaging PCs. It was really interesting to see a familiar name in the magazine.

holychicken
Dec 06 2005 11:19 AM

Call me a dork. . .

But I am totally addicted to Battlefield 2. I can't stop playing it. the game totally kicks ass.

Elster88
Dec 06 2005 11:20 AM

I'm pondering buying Civilization 4. Many hours of my youth were wasted playing the original, and I haven't bought a video game in over a year.

ScarletKnight41
Dec 06 2005 07:19 PM

My cable modem was out for a while this evening (can you say "Comcast Suxx"? I knew you could!). My primary thought, though, was Thank G-d it was after my term paper was turned in. Whew!

Meanwhile, I'm now playing with the restored cable modem service like it's a new toy. Have you ever had laryngitis, and then as soon as your voice came back you couldn't stop talking just to prove to yourself that your voice was really back? Well, I'm in that kind of mode right now.

KC
Dec 06 2005 07:42 PM

GOD!

OlerudOwned
Dec 06 2005 07:43 PM

KC wrote:
GOD!
ˇDIOS!

OlerudOwned
Dec 06 2005 07:43 PM

whoa!

cooby
Dec 06 2005 09:47 PM

ScarletKnight41 wrote:
My cable modem was out for a while this evening (can you say "Comcast Suxx"? I knew you could!). My primary thought, though, was Thank G-d it was after my term paper was turned in. Whew!

Meanwhile, I'm now playing with the restored cable modem service like it's a new toy. Have you ever had laryngitis, and then as soon as your voice came back you couldn't stop talking just to prove to yourself that your voice was really back? Well, I'm in that kind of mode right now.



How long was it out?

Rockin' Doc
Dec 06 2005 09:58 PM

I seldom look up the players designating my posting level. However, the Dr. in front of Ron Taylor's name intrigued me. From what I was able to read about him at the UMDB he is an amazing man.

I guess I should look up more of the players as I reach each new posting level.

ScarletKnight41
Dec 06 2005 10:01 PM

It was out about an hour. Just long enough to be annoying.

metsmarathon
Dec 06 2005 11:13 PM

Elster88 wrote:
I'm pondering buying Civilization 4. Many hours of my youth were wasted playing the original, and I haven't bought a video game in over a year.


buy Civilization and surrender your soul again to sid meier.

i've had it less than a week, and already its pushed back my bedtime by 1-3 hours each nite. sigh.

i also picked up Worms 4. there's just something about radially symmetric invertebrates carrying veritable arsenals just tickles my fancy!

a note of caution about civ 4 however. if you have an ATI Radeon video card, it may give you trouble on initial install, but there are fixes readily available on the civ 4 website. also, it appears to crash everynow and again when i let the world get excessively big, tho its more than likely a result of my frankenputer...

i think if i were to ever trace over the tree of this things life, i may be able to connect it to my first computer, via parts cannibalized and subsequently replaced, some 10-12 years ago, a 386/40. can you say the same?

Johnny Dickshot
Dec 07 2005 11:23 AM

They finally threw away the stinky old 1997-era, OS9 mac on my desk; replaced with a shiny new G4 with OS 10 Tiger & Safari.

My productivity and goofing off have launched into a new stratosphere of productiveness and goofiness.

soupcan
Dec 07 2005 01:18 PM

Sirius Satellite radio is fun.

I listen to the comedy station a lot and have become a big fan of the late Mitch Hedberg and Jim McGaffigan.

McGaffigan -

'Don't you hate when you get a book as a gift?

It's like 'what is this - an assignment?'

Hey I got a gift for you too, go mow my lawn.'

Edgy DC
Dec 07 2005 01:26 PM

]I seldom look up the players designating my posting level. However, the Dr. in front of Ron Taylor's name intrigued me. From what I was able to read about him at the UMDB he is an amazing man.

I guess I should look up more of the players as I reach each new posting level.

Your current Al Jackson is an amazing man also, and is reportedly connected to the revival of aaron Heilman's career.

cooby
Dec 07 2005 03:55 PM

My last customer was in Flushing, NY :)

Centerfield
Dec 07 2005 04:27 PM
Edited 1 time(s), most recently on Dec 07 2005 04:36 PM

Random Woman in the Street: Excuse me! Excuse me!

CF: Yes?

RW: I just wanted to say, I saw a sneak preview of Memoirs of a Geisha and I LOVED it.

CF: Really...

RW: Your culture is just FASCINATING.

CF: Thank you. I'm so glad you liked our movie.

RW: I can't wait to see it again.

CF: That's wonderful. I'll pass along your words at the next meeting. The entire caucus will be thrilled...
(CF gets pulled away by his wife before he says anything too stupid)

Elster88
Dec 07 2005 04:36 PM

Too bad your wife pulled you away. You strike me as the type of person who would have some fun when approached by an idiot where many would stare in disbelief or get pissed off.

Willets Point
Dec 07 2005 04:39 PM

="Centerfield"]Random Woman in the Street: Excuse me! Excuse me!

CF: Yes?

RW: I just wanted to say, I saw a sneak preview of Memoirs of a Geisha and I LOVED it.

CF: Really...

RW: Your culture is just FASCINATING.

CF: Thank you. I'm so glad you liked our movie.

RW: I can't wait to see it again.

CF: That's wonderful. I'll pass along your words at the next meeting. The entire caucus will be thrilled...
(CF gets pulled away by his wife before he says anything too stupid)


WP: Wait, don't I know you? We went to college together. You're Hoon right?

ScarletKnight41
Dec 07 2005 04:46 PM

CF - ROFL

seawolf17
Dec 07 2005 04:47 PM

[url=http://www.alllooksame.com/]All Look Same[/url]

7 out of 18, which is the average. Not bad.

soupcan
Dec 07 2005 04:47 PM

="Centerfield"]CF: Thank you. I'm so glad you liked our movie.


CF never disappoints.

soupcan
Dec 07 2005 04:50 PM

seawolf17 wrote:
[url=http://www.alllooksame.com/]All Look Same[/url]

7 out of 18, which is the average. Not bad.


5 out of 18 'Might as well toss the coin.'

How am I suppose to guess someone's ethnicity if they're gonna dye their hair orange?

Centerfield
Dec 07 2005 04:58 PM

9 of 18. They label that "Normal".

Johnny Dickshot
Dec 07 2005 05:03 PM

I got 7. IIRC, we did this quiz before and I scored better.

I should eat more pop tarts I guess.

HahnSolo
Dec 07 2005 05:13 PM

I got 7 as well. For number 10, instead of Japanese, Chinese, or Korean, I was looking for "Hot" but alas, that was not a choice.

Edgy DC
Dec 07 2005 07:21 PM

I rallied and got the last three. That gave me four.

Valadius
Dec 07 2005 07:27 PM

I got the last two in a row and ended up with 5 of 18.

cooby
Dec 07 2005 08:06 PM

It is kinda nice to walk by a five year old in the grocery store and hear him humming "And So This Is Christmas" along with the sound system

Edgy DC
Dec 07 2005 10:36 PM

CF, a few questions?

1) Did this actually happen?

2) Could you have been mistaken for an actor from the film?

The alternatives, that (1) you're telling the truth, and (2) you were the only (or even a rare) Asian-looking guy she saw in New York, and (3) assumed you all somehow have a stake in the film, is hard to fathom.

And I fathom things.

metsmarathon
Dec 07 2005 11:08 PM

woohoo. 8! i rule!

they should make one for whites too.

Centerfield
Dec 08 2005 11:15 AM

Did this actually happen?

Yup (c).

[She] assumed you all somehow have a stake in the film

I’m pretty sure she knew I didn’t have a stake in the film. I think she just wanted to take the time to tell me how much she respected my way of life. I’m guessing she also figured that I would be anxious to know how American audiences would respond to the film.

In her defense, this took place in the lobby of an apartment building around the UN area meaning:

1. She might well have been coming home directly from the movie, and
2. Because of the UN, it is probably more likely than normal that a person who looks Asian would be a Japanese national (or at least from Asia). It was just her bad luck that she ran into an Asian American from upstate New York.

The alternatives [are] hard to fathom.

Really? I don’t see why. To tell you the truth, this kind of thing is not that uncommon. Every time something Asian hits pop culture, I find myself fielding questions from ignorant, though oftentimes well-intentioned, people. During the Crouching Tiger phenomenon, I remember people would ask me stuff like whether China was as beautiful as it was on film, and then looking genuinely dumbfounded when I told them I had never been there.

And as long as no one means any harm, I try to have some fun with it. One good thing is that it because this happens semi-regularly, I get to appear wittier than I normally am. For instance, I’ve been using the “glad you liked our film” line since Crouching Tiger. In fact, the line came to me in one of those “Damn, I should have said this”-think-of-a-witty-retort-after-the-fact moments. But then I was able to fire it off without any hesitation the next time it happened.

Of course, there is a more serious issue here...and that is that it’s disappointing how many people see an Asian face and automatically assume “foreigner” or “immigrant” without recognizing the possibility that there are Americans of Asian descent. But this thread is named “A Propos of Nothing” and so I’ll shelve that discussion for another time.

Could you have been mistaken for an actor from the film?

At first I thought she might have mistaken me for someone she knew, but now that you mention it, I have been told I look exactly like Ken Watanabe.



I mean, seriously...some of you guys have met me. It’s like looking into a fucking mirror...

ScarletKnight41
Dec 08 2005 11:19 AM

]because this happens semi-regularly, I get to appear wittier than I normally am.


I'd die from a laughing fit if you ever got to appear wittier than you normally are!

Frayed Knot
Dec 08 2005 11:33 AM

I personally find it sad that CF is denying his roots in the well known Geisha-dominated culture amongst Korean-Americans in central NY state.

Willets Point
Dec 08 2005 11:39 AM

Frayed Knot wrote:
I personally find it sad that CF is denying his roots in the well known Geisha-dominated culture amongst Korean-Americans in central NY state.


... and that he's pretending he's not Hoon.

Centerfield
Dec 08 2005 11:46 AM

Does Hoon look like Ken Watanabe? Because I look just like Ken Watanabe you know...

Edgy DC
Dec 08 2005 11:46 AM

I just find it amazing how these romantic movies set in exotic foreign locales succeed in making people more ignorant than we already are.

Centerfield
Dec 08 2005 01:41 PM

Getting back to nothing, it is nearly impossible to decipher the lyrics to Under Pressure.

seawolf17
Dec 08 2005 01:46 PM

You know that commercial for Zantac (or Pepcid -- whatever) where the guy's standing in what appears to be an airport, about to bite into this ginromous burrito, but his family freaks out, and they're running towards him and the whole thing goes into slow motion with the wife and the two kids trying to stop him because he's going to get heartburn? Well, they're all relieved because he took a Zantac.

Hey, guess what, kids! You still have to sit next to dad on the plane for the next four hours, and he just ate a huge burrito! Hope you can find a way to open the windows!

Valadius
Dec 08 2005 01:48 PM

My roommate has the most annoying ringtone ever.

cooby
Dec 08 2005 01:50 PM

We had the same thoughts on that ad, seawolf...

And speaking of airport ads, what about that one where the guy is calling his wife (or whomever) from the snowy airport, while the loudspeaker announces all flights are grounded. He opens the box and sees a three tiered diamond necklace and suddenly gets a bright! idea! and runs toward a terminal.

We are supposed to go to some website to see what happens next (right)
So, did anybody check it out?

Although the airport is closed, he charters his own plane, perhaps?

ScarletKnight41
Dec 08 2005 03:41 PM

My daughter did surprisingly nicely on the PSAT's :)

Yancy Street Gang
Dec 08 2005 04:38 PM

Yancy Street Gang
27) Lee Mazzilli OF, 1B, 1976-1981, 1986-1988


Joined: 04 Jun 2005
Posts: 7207
Location: The Baxter Building



Look at me, I'm Lee Mazzilli. (Hey, he's one of the guys on my parody eligibility list!) His years of service aren't quite right; he played for the Mets through 1989.

Edgy DC
Dec 08 2005 05:06 PM

There are occasionally such flecks of inaccuracy. The guy achieves his status through his ranked years, and so his his non-ranked years are often inadverantly overlooked.

cooby
Dec 09 2005 08:49 AM

Today is my son's 17th birthday, and he for sure got the day off

ScarletKnight41
Dec 09 2005 08:56 AM

Happy Birthday to young Mr. cooby!


cooby
Dec 09 2005 11:42 AM

My poor son always gets his presents wrapped with whatever birthday paper is left at the end of the year. His stuff is wrapped with red paisley paper, blue and silver glittery paper, and a black gift bag with a mallard duck on it.

Yancy Street Gang
Dec 10 2005 10:54 AM

http://www.ultimatemets.com/gamedetail.php?gameno=4635

David Cone, as a Mets pitcher, was a battery partner with both Mike Piazza and Alex Trevino.

Edgy DC
Dec 10 2005 12:28 PM

Well, it's an interesting straddling of guys with multiple tenures. David Cone I pitched to Alex Trevińo II (don't forget the tilde) and David Cone II pitched to Mike Piazza I.

E-Bay gave me a blue star.

ScarletKnight41
Dec 11 2005 04:30 PM

A Christmas Story is on the Turner Classic Movies station. Now it feels like the holiday season for me :)

ScarletKnight41
Dec 12 2005 05:38 PM

A watched grade book never updates.

OlerudOwned
Dec 12 2005 09:49 PM

Frozen Ellios Pizzas really dont justify owning a pizza cutter.

Yancy Street Gang
Dec 13 2005 07:18 AM

Scarlett's new avatar looks like Johnny Depp's Willy Wonka.

MFS62
Dec 13 2005 07:20 AM

I killed the largest fucking spider I ever saw in my garage.

Later

Willets Point
Dec 13 2005 10:59 AM

Yancy Street Gang wrote:
Scarlett's new avatar looks like Johnny Depp's Willy Wonka.


I wish Scarlett would settle on her library persona. The switch from Bucky the Beaver to Parker Posey the Party Girl is unsettling.

Yancy Street Gang
Dec 13 2005 11:09 AM

I thought that the rodent in the t-shirt was kinda creepy.

sharpie
Dec 13 2005 11:19 AM

I'm going to my third (of four) work-related holiday thingees today. This time it's lunch.

Elster88
Dec 13 2005 11:22 AM

Massive happy hour coming up next Thursday. Not corporate-sponsored.
______________
This post had the designation 99) Cliff Floyd. This post has a bad knee.

Valadius
Dec 13 2005 12:33 PM

I am so stressed out right now from finals and papers and such it's not even funny. I have TWO 20-page papers to do that are half-finished.

Willets Point
Dec 13 2005 12:35 PM

Valadius wrote:
I am so stressed out right now from finals and papers and such it's not even funny. I have TWO 20-page papers to do that are half-finished.


Look on the bright-side, you've in essence completed one 20-page paper and only have one more to go.

ScarletKnight41
Dec 13 2005 01:39 PM

I handed in my 20-page paper last week, so I know what you're going through Val. Best of luck!

Centerfield
Dec 13 2005 02:27 PM

I hate people who read The Da Vinci Code and suddenly think they are religious scholars.

Willets Point
Dec 13 2005 02:31 PM

="Centerfield"]I hate people who read The Da Vinci Code and suddenly think they are religious scholars.


That would be a good one for the pet peeves thread too.

ScarletKnight41
Dec 13 2005 02:49 PM

Yancy Street Gang wrote:
I thought that the rodent in the t-shirt was kinda creepy.


Like your avatar is so warm and fuzzy....

;)

Rockin' Doc
Dec 13 2005 07:00 PM

Our office Christmas dinner party was today. A good time was had by all.

Yancy Street Gang
Dec 13 2005 07:12 PM

ScarletKnight41 wrote:
="Yancy Street Gang"]I thought that the rodent in the t-shirt was kinda creepy.


Like your avatar is so warm and fuzzy....

;)


As Steve Zabriskie used to say, "A point well taken!"

cooby
Dec 13 2005 08:39 PM

I saw a shooting star tonight.

ScarletKnight41
Dec 13 2005 09:13 PM

I bought a dress for my daughter tonight that she's going to wear at her brother's Bar Mitzvah in February.

seawolf17
Dec 14 2005 11:30 AM

Reason #186 Why Being A College Administrator Rules: Free cupcake bar upstairs in the lobby today!

Centerfield
Dec 14 2005 12:10 PM

Holy crap. Someone at an insurance company turned around a request two full days earlier than the normal turnaround.

I'm in shock.

ScarletKnight41
Dec 14 2005 02:20 PM

This wasn't a good day for getting a pedicure. Brrr!

SwitchHitter
Dec 14 2005 03:52 PM

It's raining like nobodies business and now they tell me there's a tornado watch. At least I don't have to go anywhere.

Yancy Street Gang
Dec 14 2005 06:21 PM

I'd better get ready for Steve Zabriskie's visit.



How do I look? Is my tie on straight?

Centerfield
Dec 14 2005 06:22 PM

Try to loosen up a bit...you look a bit stiff.

Johnny Dickshot
Dec 15 2005 09:52 AM

the combination of this sensitive new keeyboard andd my brutally hard hunt and peck typing style is resulting in more ttyposs thaan eveer. i'm not maaking any off the mistakes you see on purpose.

i apologizze

cooby
Dec 15 2005 05:26 PM

I can't see Johnny Dickshot's avatar

Yancy Street Gang
Dec 15 2005 09:27 PM

Me neither.

I had chicken and peach ravioli for lunch today.

ScarletKnight41
Dec 15 2005 09:39 PM

Santa Claus is going to drive by my house on a firetruck this Sunday night.

seawolf17
Dec 16 2005 11:50 AM

My favorite thing in my office is my red DENIED stamp. So much fun.

Edgy DC
Dec 16 2005 01:03 PM

Dickshot's avatar is on my site, and my domain fee expired yesterday.

Johnny Dickshot
Dec 16 2005 01:05 PM

Ron sez: Pay up.

Willets Point
Dec 16 2005 01:08 PM

I see it now. I can host your avatar in the interim if you need it JD.

MFS62
Dec 16 2005 01:35 PM

="Yancy Street Gang"]Me neither.

I had chicken and peach ravioli for lunch today.


Did you get it at the Frog and Peach?
(I think it was an old Monty Python routine about a country resturant out on the moors in England.)

Ah, here's the link. It wasn't Monty Python.
http://cache.ucr.edu/~currie/frog.htm

Later

Yancy Street Gang
Dec 16 2005 01:51 PM

It was at an Italian restaurant in Chester County, Pa.

I remember a Frog and Peach restaurant on Long Island when I was a kid. I think it might have been in St. James.

SwitchHitter
Dec 16 2005 02:09 PM

My husband bought a $250 bread machine on the Internet for less than $100 (I dunno exactly). I'm making my first loaf of bread now.

MFS62
Dec 17 2005 03:35 PM

I have all my shopping done.

Later

Willets Point
Dec 17 2005 03:40 PM

MFS62 wrote:
I have all my shopping done.

Later


Shopping? What kind of shopping? Why do you hate Christmas?




j/k just sick of hearing about the fictitious "Attack on Christmas."

MFS62
Dec 17 2005 04:05 PM

Willets Point wrote:
="MFS62"]I have all my shopping done.

Later


Shopping? What kind of shopping? Why do you hate Christmas?




j/k just sick of hearing about the fictitious "Attack on Christmas."


I bought presents to give on both holidays. "Shopping" saved me some typing strokes.
Don't blame me for any of that stuff. :)


Anyhow, I'm watching the Pats/ Bucs football game.
I just love to listen to the FOX announcers when an AFL (oops, AFC) team is positively emulsifying an NFC team.

Later

cooby
Dec 19 2005 11:23 AM

Santa just stopped by my desk and gave me a candy cane

soupcan
Dec 19 2005 11:38 AM

Jetting to the Yucatan with the family on Thursday for a week.

Was very psyched until I got a load of the ten-day forecast.

Thu Dec 22
Few Showers
83°/66°

Fri
Dec 23
Partly Cloudy
82°/64°

Sat
Dec 24
Scattered Showers
82°/64°

Sun
Dec 25
Few Showers
84°/67°

Mon
Dec 26 Cloudy
84°/65°

Tue
Dec 27
Mostly Sunny
83°/67°

Wed
Dec 28
Partly Cloudy
84°/70°


WTF??!!

cooby
Dec 19 2005 11:42 AM

And your hometown forecast is ......?

soupcan
Dec 19 2005 12:24 PM

Not as warm but a lot more sunshine!

How am I gonna tan my bodacious bod with all them 'partly clouds' all over the place.

ScarletKnight41
Dec 19 2005 12:26 PM

You can get a serious tan, and even a burn, when it's cloudy.

cooby
Dec 19 2005 12:32 PM

I think you better take some QT

sharpie
Dec 19 2005 12:36 PM

Where in the Yucatan, Soup? I was down there last February and will be there again this coming February. I had a so-so forecast and ended up with beautiful weather every single day.

soupcan
Dec 19 2005 01:08 PM

Playa del Carmen. Never been, looking forward to it despite the forecast

cooby
Dec 19 2005 01:14 PM

Don't worry about the weather...just have a good time!

MFS62
Dec 19 2005 01:23 PM

Most of the weather forecasts for that region usually mention some rain each day. Its when the heat builds up later in the afternoon and usually only lasts for a few minutes.
Relax and have fun.
If you've never been there before, try to schedule a trip to the Xcaret (sp?) nature preserve. Its well worth the trip. Lots of thigs to do and see. You can even swim with the dolphins there.

Later

Willets Point
Dec 19 2005 01:32 PM

If I worked at a record store I would file Gregorian Chant recordings under "Latin Music."

Yancy Street Gang
Dec 19 2005 01:34 PM

My four-year-old daughter ran up to me yesterday and asked, "Whose birthday is on Christmas?"

Non-religious Mets fan that I am, I immediately answered with the first name that popped into my head: Rickey Henderson.

Edgy DC
Dec 19 2005 01:56 PM

So does Rickey, I hear.

ScarletKnight41
Dec 19 2005 08:11 PM

Now that Steve Zabriskie and Frank Thomas have participated in Crane Pool Q&A sessions, I'm stepping up the pressure on D-Dad to get Jack Aker to visit us.

cooby
Dec 20 2005 09:40 AM

Gah! I forgot to bring a chapstick to work today! All I can find in my purse to put on my lips is Vicks Vaporub

seawolf17
Dec 20 2005 09:44 AM

WBAB and Q-104 were both playing "Oye Como Va" at the same time this morning.

Yancy Street Gang
Dec 20 2005 10:06 AM

I keep reading those thread titles as "Sticky Questions for Steve Zabriskie" and "Sticky Questions for Frank Thomas."

Both visits went really well, and both visitors posted some good stuff.

As I mentioned to Scarlett in an e-mail this morning, it makes me want to consider taking a shot at Mackey Sasser.

cooby
Dec 20 2005 10:26 AM



"You know you want me"

Yancy Street Gang
Dec 20 2005 10:28 AM

Now that I'm a champion song writer, I should be able to woo Mackey with ease.

cooby
Dec 20 2005 10:41 AM

That's it! Write him a welcome song!

ScarletKnight41
Dec 20 2005 10:44 AM

Just don't double pump Yancy!

Good luck - we're all counting on you :)

cooby
Dec 21 2005 08:10 AM

I just noticed our bedroom phones been off the hook since about 5 pm last night

ScarletKnight41
Dec 22 2005 10:01 PM

I still love Fluffernutters.


Yancy Street Gang
Dec 23 2005 01:02 PM

It Isn't Easy Being the Sexy Bin Laden

Yancy Street Gang
Dec 23 2005 05:07 PM

Here's a dumb looking baseball card:



What's the deal?

ScarletKnight41
Dec 24 2005 09:33 AM

How come the original version of Miracle on 34th Street isn't on television this weekend? The only one on is the stupid 1992 version on HBO.

I'm bummed.

Yancy Street Gang
Dec 24 2005 10:48 AM

NBC aired the 1947 Miracle during the day on Thanksgiving.

Meanwhile, can anyone explain why David Cone shared a baseball card with Jackie Gleason?

Rockin' Doc
Dec 24 2005 02:44 PM

I'm guessing that Gleason was his idol.

Yancy Street Gang
Dec 24 2005 02:50 PM

That's a very short necktie that Jackie's wearing.

Iubitul
Dec 24 2005 05:08 PM

I think he's wearing a sweater vest underneath his jacket.

Yancy Street Gang
Dec 24 2005 06:33 PM

I think you're right.

That is, though, the dumbest looking baseball card I've ever seen.

Rockin' Doc
Dec 25 2005 01:43 PM

Yancey - "That is, though, the dumbest looking baseball card I've ever seen."

I believe you're right.

ScarletKnight41
Dec 26 2005 08:44 AM

The museum I wanted to visit today is closed on Mondays. My daughter hads plans at a friend's house. D-Dad is going to help MK make his Pinewood Derby car.

I may have no choice but to go out shopping!

seawolf17
Dec 26 2005 09:31 AM

Hey! The Pinewood Derby! I won our pack's Pinewood Derby one year. One of my finest childhood moments.

ScarletKnight41
Dec 26 2005 09:40 AM

Here's to seawolf!

Iubitul
Dec 26 2005 09:49 AM

seawolf17 wrote:
Hey! The Pinewood Derby! I won our pack's Pinewood Derby one year. One of my finest childhood moments.


Me too! I also won as best looking car two years later...

ScarletKnight41
Dec 26 2005 10:51 AM

OK - a patch for lubitul as well -

MFS62
Dec 27 2005 09:43 AM

I had a strange dream. I was walking up Central Park West with Chevy Chase.
Kevin Bacon came up to us and gave us tickets to a Ranger game that night at the Garden. Don't remember any details about the game, but the tickets were hand-written, but they got us in.

Later

Iubitul
Dec 29 2005 07:22 AM

I was able to change my cell phone ringer to the 1962 version of Meet the Mets...

KC
Dec 30 2005 02:51 PM

How did you do that ... I need to know NOW!!!

Truck started leaking anti-freeze and almost over-heated and got dropped
off at the mechanic. I don't know why I thought I'd escape 2005 without just a
little bit more drama and tension. Hopefully, it's just a thermostat and a hose
or two.

MFS62
Dec 30 2005 04:12 PM

KC,
If that's a GM truck, better hope the engine didn't overheat enough to melt the plastic coupling from your hose to the engine (where the thermostat is on some engine models).

That part is available only from the dealer, and you may be truckless until next week.

I know that from painful experience.

Later

SwitchHitter
Dec 31 2005 08:32 PM

We did fireworks for New Years and I gotta say the Bounty Hunter was the best $15 I've ever spent on fireworks. It was a multi-shell doohickey and it seemed to have just the right timing for launching of new shells. I'm going to try to remember it when July rolls around.

cooby
Dec 31 2005 08:41 PM

Wow. Damn.

My son went out for the evening and he found a whole crapload of fireworks in his room he could have taken along.

Though he plans to be IN line at Walmart at midnight to buy an Xbox 360 anyway

cooby
Jan 01 2006 11:53 PM

Hey, soupcan is back!

So, did your bodacious bod get any suntan?

soupcan
Jan 02 2006 12:41 PM

Actually yes.

Rainy and overcast the very first day we were there and gorgeous sunny weather each day thereafter.

Got tan, didn't shave, wore a pooka (sp?) shell necklace all week and downed mucho cervazas con limon.

cooby
Jan 02 2006 01:25 PM

That's puka.

That I'd like to see...

KC
Jan 02 2006 01:32 PM

And muchas, not mucho ...

Not a GM truck, 62 - aging Ford Explorer that may get shot and put out of
it's misery if we get any really bad news tomorrow.

soupcan
Jan 02 2006 01:40 PM

KC wrote:
And muchas, not mucho ...


Muchas, mucho who cares? Did I mention I drank a lot?

cooby
Jan 02 2006 01:42 PM

Mucho could actually be just one, but a really BIG drink


And KC, it's 'its', not 'it's'

ScarletKnight41
Jan 02 2006 05:03 PM

Don't ever let me take cold meds during the day.

Remind me that the cold symptoms are almost always preferable to the side effects from the meds.

SwitchHitter
Jan 02 2006 07:15 PM

I won the football pool on two different Astros fora. And I don't even know much about football.

Unfortunately, there was no money involved.

ScarletKnight41
Jan 03 2006 08:58 AM

D-Dad is back at work, the kids are back in school, and suddenly things around here are very quiet.

Too quiet. And my semester doesn't start for another three weeks. Feast or famine - I'll go from being bored to death to being snowed under with school work, I'm sure.

I need to find a happy medium to get me through the next few weeks.

cooby
Jan 03 2006 04:27 PM

I could eat some pie

Yancy Street Gang
Jan 03 2006 04:33 PM

I had a very nice father-daughter experience yesterday, making jambalaya with my 4˝-year-old.

seawolf17
Jan 03 2006 04:34 PM

Hey! We made jambalaya yesterday too. Freaky.

Willets Point
Jan 03 2006 04:55 PM

MFS62 wrote:
I had a strange dream. I was walking up Central Park West with Chevy Chase.
Kevin Bacon came up to us and gave us tickets to a Ranger game that night at the Garden. Don't remember any details about the game, but the tickets were hand-written, but they got us in.

Later


Hey, we actually have a dreams thread. Not to be the thread police, but I started this thread and think it needs some more love.

Yancy Street Gang
Jan 03 2006 05:05 PM

I think we need a thread devoted to telling people when and where they've posted in the wrong thread.

cooby
Jan 03 2006 05:05 PM

I was thinking about Davy Jones yesterday. We are all turning into each other

ScarletKnight41
Jan 03 2006 05:11 PM

A couple of years ago, Davy, Peter Noone (of Herman's Hermits) and Bobby Sherman were touring together. My friend and I saw them perform at Six Flags. We were the youngest people there, but it was a great deal of fun.

Davy's still a cutie after all these years <g>

cooby
Jan 03 2006 05:12 PM

Yancy Street Gang wrote:
I think we need a thread devoted to telling people when and where they've posted in the wrong thread.



Too good to be left on the previous page

ScarletKnight41
Jan 03 2006 10:03 PM

Green Day's "Wake Me Up When September Ends" should not be played again until next August.

Yancy Street Gang
Jan 04 2006 12:15 PM

I watch the show, and I didn't even realize this:

On The West Wing, Janeane Garofalo has been playing a character named Louise Thornton, but she prefers to be called Lou Thornton

seawolf17
Jan 04 2006 12:41 PM

I like the new birthday note at the top. Classy.

ScarletKnight41
Jan 04 2006 12:46 PM

And the celebrant is a classy lady as well!

seawolf17
Jan 04 2006 01:51 PM

Had a long morning, so I ate quickly, I closed my office door, put my feet up, opened a crossword puzzle book, and plugged my mp3 player into my ears and hit "shuffle."

A few minutes later, the clue "Like many a high school sophomore" comes up. Just as I was writing in the answer "FIFTEEN," the song of the same name -- written and recorded by my band in high school -- came up on the player. Freaky.

Johnny Dickshot
Jan 04 2006 02:12 PM

What was your high school band called? EQUINOX or ONYX?

seawolf17
Jan 04 2006 02:29 PM

(c) None of the above. We went through a litany of names; the one we recorded under was "Difference Of Opinion."

Willets Point
Jan 04 2006 02:40 PM

"Artistic Differences" would be a great band name come to think of it.

Edgy DC
Jan 04 2006 02:45 PM

Hot bands from my high school days that ware probably sharing their names with two dozen other high-school bands:

HELLICON

=darkblue]SNOWBLIND


You could get away with that crap before the internet.

HahnSolo
Jan 04 2006 02:55 PM

A band from my high school called themselves

The Mud Cuffs

Say the two words backwards. Hey it was funny to me at 16.

Johnny Dickshot
Jan 04 2006 03:07 PM

TRIP

SIDE EFEX ("We're not The Side Efex," drummer Fat Bob Catalonotti used to say. "Just 'Side Efex' ")

RUCKUS




cooby
Jan 04 2006 08:02 PM

Happy Birthday, KB :)

cooby
Jan 04 2006 10:16 PM

'Every stick of furniture in the house' is just a delightful phrase

seawolf17
Jan 05 2006 09:20 AM

The morning traffic person on WFAN is named "Bonnie Bumpers." That is a porn star name, friends, not a traffic reporter name.

Edgy DC
Jan 05 2006 09:24 AM

The line between news and porn became blurred many a year ago.

ScarletKnight41
Jan 05 2006 09:36 AM

Instead of buying a bunch of 2 cent stamps, I plan to use up my 37 cent stamps on packages. I can stick 10 or 11 of them on a package, and the post office will charge me the difference.

cooby
Jan 05 2006 09:37 AM

Postage is going up?

ScarletKnight41
Jan 05 2006 09:39 AM

Yes - postage goes up on Sunday. 39 cents for a first class letter.

cooby
Jan 05 2006 09:40 AM

Now I have to learn my 39 times tables

Yancy Street Gang
Jan 05 2006 09:40 AM

Cooby is 38 posts away from becoming Tom Seaver.

ScarletKnight41
Jan 08 2006 08:03 AM

Seawolf said this in another thread -

]
Once again, poor fiery plane crash loses. Especially considering that like every one-time college student, I've done drag.

I want to hear the full story!

seawolf17
Jan 08 2006 10:19 AM

Ah, college. The good old days.

ScarletKnight41
Jan 08 2006 03:34 PM

I have killed countless trees today printing out modifications of the plans for my son's upcoming Bar Mitzvah.

seawolf17
Jan 09 2006 01:51 AM

Now I lay me down not to sleep
I just get tangled in the sheets
I swim in sweat three inches deep
I just lay back and claim defeat

Chapter read and lesson learned
I turned the lights off while she burned
So while she's three hundred degrees
I throw the sheets off and I freeze

Lids down, I count sheep
I count heartbeats
The only thing that counts is
that I won't sleep
I count down, I look around

Who needs sleep?
well you're never gonna get it
Who needs sleep?
tell me what's that for
Who needs sleep?
be happy with what you're getting
There's a guy who's been awake
since the Second World War

My hands are locked up tight in fists
My mind is racing, filled with lists
of things to do and things I've done
Another sleepless night's begun

Lids down, I count sheep
I count heartbeats
The only thing that counts is
that I won't sleep
I count down, I look around

Who needs sleep?
well you're never gonna get it
Who needs sleep?
tell me what's that for
Who needs sleep?
be happy with what you're getting
There's a guy who's been awake
since the Second World War

There's so much joy in life,
so many pleasures all around
But the pleasure of insomnia
is one I've never found
With all life has to offer,
there's so much to be enjoyed
But the pleasures of insomnia
are ones I can't avoid

Lids down, I count sheep
I count heartbeats
The only thing that counts is
that I won't sleep
I countdown, I look around

Who needs sleep?
well you're never gonna get it
Who needs sleep?
tell me what's that for
Who needs sleep?
be happy with what you're getting
There's a guy who's been awake
since the Second World War

Rockin' Doc
Jan 09 2006 07:00 AM

Seawolf, I hope the Barenaked Ladies helped you through get through your bout with insomnia.

Rockin' Doc
Jan 09 2006 01:26 PM

It's so nice out today that I drove home for lunch with the top down on the convertible. Then I enjoyed my lunch on the back deck.

With weather this nice, it seems that there should be baseball on TV. I keep telling myself that it won't be much longer.

Willets Point
Jan 09 2006 01:44 PM

Gray, drizzly and gloomy here - again. But it's been a rather mild winter so far, so not too much to complain about I guess.

SwitchHitter
Jan 09 2006 04:53 PM

There's a burn ban here. If New Years were today, we couldn't do fireworks. The model rocket club has suspended launches until after it rains.

cooby
Jan 09 2006 08:36 PM

Wow we earned almost $9000 on the stock market today

SwitchHitter
Jan 09 2006 09:05 PM

I started a bogus trade rumor today. I didn't think anyone would believe me. I was just bored.

ScarletKnight41
Jan 09 2006 09:30 PM

cooby wrote:
Wow we earned almost $9000 on the stock market today


Woo-Hoo - Party at cooby's house!

cooby
Jan 09 2006 10:07 PM

Here today, gone tomorrow, I'm sure :)

ScarletKnight41
Jan 10 2006 11:26 AM

With just over a month to go, I'm officially drowning in the details of Bar Mitzvah planning.

Deciding between Rainbow Rotini and Rigatoni shouldn't require extended discussion.

Oy!

MFS62
Jan 10 2006 11:40 AM

Slap! Slap!
Snap out of it, Scarlett.

If I can plan two Bat Mitzvahs and two weddings, you can certainly do one affair.
Just make sure he knows his Haftorah portion and everything will work out fine..

Now calm down.

Just remember not to seat the Hatfieldsteins and McCoybergs at the same table at the reception. :)

Later

ScarletKnight41
Jan 10 2006 11:42 AM

If you saw the dreams thread, you'd know that the seating arrangements have already been eating at me.

Elster88
Jan 10 2006 11:44 AM

A belated congrats to cooby for reaching Seaverdom.

cooby
Jan 10 2006 12:56 PM

Thank you!

Willets Point
Jan 10 2006 02:46 PM

I still have 2 1/4 hours left on the desk and I've already surfed the entire internet. What to do, what to do???

cooby
Jan 10 2006 02:48 PM

I owe my post office 20 cents. When I bought 10 stamps last night, I gave her $4.00 and she gave me back 30 cents out of habit. I didn't notice until I got home.

I'm sure she'll be overjoyed to get it back so her drawer will balance now.

Iubitul
Jan 10 2006 02:48 PM

Then you probably reached [url=http://www.shibumi.org/eoti.htm]The End Of The Internet[/url]

cooby
Jan 10 2006 02:49 PM

I did?

Willets Point
Jan 10 2006 02:52 PM

No I did.

cooby
Jan 10 2006 02:52 PM

So did I because I am reading a book

Yancy Street Gang
Jan 10 2006 03:02 PM

cooby wrote:
So did I because I am reading a book



Ewwww. Don't do that!

cooby
Jan 10 2006 03:08 PM

I found it in the break room

You know, that big honking picture of Seaver scares me! Every time I see it it is like looking in the mirror and seeing somebody else!

Yancy Street Gang
Jan 10 2006 03:25 PM

That's why I'm considering quitting when I get to 9,999. I can't go 1,000 posts with that big picture next to my stuff.

sharpie
Jan 10 2006 03:32 PM

Cooby, since you have that big picture we expect very long posts so that we don't get all of that white space.

cooby
Jan 10 2006 03:33 PM

I think if I said something wide it would just go on to infinity, lol

I hope the powers that be are reading this.


It's a very nice picture, but.....

Edgy DC
Jan 10 2006 03:36 PM

Will you take it powered down to 100 x 100?

cooby
Jan 10 2006 03:37 PM

That might help! :)

I feel like he's my boss spying on my posts

seawolf17
Jan 10 2006 04:22 PM

Unless you're Joseph Joseph VI or Yang Yang VIII, there is really no reason to give your kid the same first name as his last name.

KC
Jan 11 2006 06:55 AM

I just logged onto the JP Morgan Chase site to look at my banking stuff
and my available balance in checking is negative $99,999,999,999.99.

That's going to create an awfully large interest payment for overdraft protection.

cooby
Jan 11 2006 07:40 AM

Why didn't you tell me not to cash that one hundred billion dollar check you sent me yet?

seawolf17
Jan 11 2006 09:02 AM

Someone rearranged the letters on a church sign down the road from the university to read:

JESUS SAYS
I LOVE BALLS

ScarletKnight41
Jan 11 2006 12:14 PM

Anyone who complains about where he's seated at this Bar Mitzvah doesn't get invited to the next one.

Elster88
Jan 11 2006 01:55 PM

seawolf17 wrote:
Someone rearranged the letters on a church sign down the road from the university to read:

JESUS SAYS
I LOVE BALLS


What the hell was it supposed to say?

____________________
This post had the designation 86) Ken Boswell

Yancy Street Gang
Jan 11 2006 02:03 PM

I LOVE ALL BS?

Rockin' Doc
Jan 11 2006 11:01 PM

cooby - "I feel like he's my boss spying on my posts."

He's just watching to make sure that your posts are worthy of your lofty player ranking.

cooby
Jan 12 2006 02:36 PM

This is much better, thanks!

Edgy DC
Jan 12 2006 02:45 PM

A pleasure. Zvon is on the case.

cooby
Jan 12 2006 02:46 PM

Well, it wasn't so much me but Linus was intimidated too. Thanks Zvon!

ScarletKnight41
Jan 12 2006 02:53 PM

I just came back from a showcase at my daughter's performing arts high school. Those kids are talented!

My resident diva had a solo in the James Taylor song, Lonesome Road. She totally blew my friends and me away. I'm amazed that I could have produced a child with that kind of a voice (I can't sing a lick - she gets it all from her dad).

seawolf17
Jan 13 2006 04:39 PM

Opened up an application from a student from the Queens Gateway to Health Sciences HS. At a quick glance, I thought it read "Queens Gateway to Hell."

SwitchHitter
Jan 13 2006 05:32 PM

I just opened my last bag of Christmas chocolate. It's Dove dark chocolate, which is the best you can buy without going designer.

KC
Jan 15 2006 03:01 PM

Had lunch at Virgil's yesterday, our waiter could pass as Ty Wigginton's
twin brother. Maybe it was Ty.

ScarletKnight41
Jan 15 2006 03:07 PM

When were you at Virgil's? I was there 11:30-12:30.

KC
Jan 15 2006 03:10 PM

Our train got in around 12:30 so we probably missed each other by 20 mins.

ScarletKnight41
Jan 15 2006 03:14 PM

ROFL - too funny!

You didn't happen to see Sweeney Todd yesterday, did you?

KC
Jan 15 2006 03:28 PM

Don't know him ... does he post here?

ScarletKnight41
Jan 15 2006 03:52 PM

Not yet. But if things get really bloody here, then look out for him ;)

cooby
Jan 16 2006 08:15 PM

cooby
Jan 16 2006 08:23 PM

Again

ScarletKnight41
Jan 17 2006 04:53 PM

I used up my 37 cent stamps and my 2 cent stamps today.

cooby
Jan 18 2006 01:13 PM

Our office window keeps blowing open

soupcan
Jan 18 2006 04:11 PM

Just bought a new car




Toyota Sienna.

"It's the Cadillac of minivans..."

ScarletKnight41
Jan 18 2006 04:16 PM

LOL on the line from "Get Shorty". Enjoy the Sienna soup - we have one, and it's a great vehicle. We especially love the tailgate seating ;)

Best of luck with the new wheels!

soupcan
Jan 18 2006 04:26 PM

What's funny is that the salesguy actually said "If Lexus made a minivan this would be it."

Please. Dude, we have three little kids, we need the car, you don't have to oversell it.

We've had a Dodge Grand Caravan (awful, awful vehicle) and a Honda Odyssey (loved it). The wife did not want another van, but she finally realized after much 'discussion' that these are still the most practical cars for us.

The coolest thing about it that I've found so far is that it has an 'aux' jack in the dashboard that I can plug my iPod directly into.

cooby
Jan 18 2006 04:44 PM

soupcan is your Sienna sienna, like the one in your picture?


>

soupcan
Jan 18 2006 04:46 PM

Nope

Ours is a kind of dark silver/grey.

cooby
Jan 18 2006 04:48 PM



Meant to add this, but it's a moot point.



Sounds pretty!

ScarletKnight41
Jan 19 2006 10:56 AM

I just picked up my son at school. He has a stomach bug :(

seawolf17
Jan 19 2006 02:23 PM

My apologies to George Stone, my current alter ego, and his legacy; apparently, he did some stuff in the mid-70's, which was before I was born.

cooby
Jan 19 2006 02:24 PM

lol, yeah, I was hoping you'd click on his name and look at 1973

SwitchHitter
Jan 21 2006 03:22 PM

Soup, we need to replace our minivan that was totalled on Wednesday.

What didn't you like about the Grand Caravan?

ScarletKnight41
Jan 21 2006 03:57 PM

Back up Annie - what happened to the old minivan? Is everyone ok?

Rockin' Doc
Jan 22 2006 12:21 AM

Freakin' Georgetown!!!





They played a great game. They deserved to win.

SwitchHitter
Jan 22 2006 09:28 PM

The minivan was parked at Mr. SwitchHitter's place of employment. Some yahoo was doing 70 in the parking lot, glanced off a Volvo that was in the process of being parked, went through a BMW that was parked and the shrubbery next to it and came to rest in the side of the van. $6k worth of damage on a $700 van. The BMW is new enough that they're going to fix it.

We've been looking on the Internet for ideas for what we want to replace it. It doesn't have to be pretty, just inexpensive and able to haul six people around. One of the vehicles we were considering is the Grand Caravan.

ScarletKnight41
Jan 22 2006 09:40 PM

That really suxx Annie, but I'm glad to hear that you and your family are ok. Hopefully the other people in the Volvo are also ok.

Sheesh!

seawolf17
Jan 24 2006 04:03 PM

I'm going to miss my Jeff Reardon photo. There a few avatars I've really enjoyed over my tenure here... and that mug shot is in the top five.

ScarletKnight41
Jan 25 2006 12:32 PM

I have a lunch date with D-Dad today. And it isn't even at the cafeteria at work!

Johnny Dickshot
Jan 26 2006 10:08 AM

Taking a break from Ron. He's really hard to look at.

cooby
Jan 26 2006 10:12 AM

After I took all my trash out to the curb this morning, I came in the house and remembered I was wearing my pants with the ripped out butt

ScarletKnight41
Jan 26 2006 10:14 AM

MK had his 4th Grade Chorus concert last night. He introduced a song, and he was truly adorable :)

Willets Point
Jan 26 2006 02:12 PM

After all these years of Ron Hodges it's hard to recognize Johnny D with that androgynous looking guy and his switchblade.

seawolf17
Jan 26 2006 03:42 PM

I know. I imagine that everyone here looks like their avatars.

ScarletKnight41
Jan 26 2006 03:42 PM

Well, I certainly look like mine ;)

cooby
Jan 26 2006 03:44 PM

Me too, I even have on two different colored socks

Willets Point
Jan 26 2006 03:48 PM

Wow, Scarlett's hot!

And I'm toasty!

SwitchHitter
Jan 26 2006 03:50 PM

Well, I wear that hat (minus the name) almost every waking moment. Well, not *that* hat, but one like it.

So part of me looks like my avatar.

Yancy Street Gang
Jan 26 2006 03:53 PM

I look pretty much like mine, except I'm a slightly different shade of orange.

MiniKnight
Jan 26 2006 03:57 PM

I look just like my avatar :)

ScarletKnight41
Jan 26 2006 03:59 PM

Hail MK!

Willets Point
Jan 26 2006 04:06 PM

All hail Seaver, Hail, Hail!

Yancy Street Gang
Jan 26 2006 04:08 PM

I've never been so creeped out by Tom Seaver as I have in the last few weeks here.

Willets Point
Jan 26 2006 04:10 PM

<sotto voice>Bow down Yancy, we must hail Seaver, we can not question it ... or else</sotto voice>

Edgy DC
Jan 26 2006 04:21 PM

Master... I was just... OH, HAIL THEE!

Yancy Street Gang
Jan 26 2006 04:26 PM

Sorry, but bowin' and hailin' ain't my cup of meat.

KC
Jan 26 2006 04:40 PM

I still can't believe we have a whole family posting here.

KC
Jan 26 2006 04:42 PM

Hasn't been a banner day for google's gmail service.

ScarletKnight41
Jan 26 2006 04:45 PM

What happened to gmail?

Willets Point
Jan 26 2006 04:46 PM

I don't think Scarlett's eldest son has posted yet, despite all we know about his Bar Mitzvah.

KC
Jan 26 2006 04:48 PM

I keep getting error messages, that something like "oops we can't do that try
again in a minute". I mean it's been working, but there have been a lot of speed
bumps and I happened to be using my email a lot today so it's annoying.

KC
Jan 26 2006 04:49 PM

There's a Bar Mitzvah coming up. No one tells me anything.

ScarletKnight41
Jan 26 2006 04:50 PM

1) WP is correct - I don't see my older son participating here.

2) That's interesting Kase. My T-Mobile service was out for a while this afternoon. I wonder if those things are related.

3) I was worried about whether I could trust you with the buffet ;)

seawolf17
Jan 26 2006 06:23 PM

Yancy Street Gang wrote:
I've never been so creeped out by Tom Seaver as I have in the last few weeks here.

I so agree. It keeps getting creepier.

cooby
Jan 27 2006 03:03 PM

Early sign of spring: My cat is starting to shed

soupcan
Jan 27 2006 03:08 PM

cooby wrote:
Early sign of spring: My cat is starting to shed


There are so many R-rated jokes right there.

Centerfield
Jan 27 2006 03:48 PM

Hail!

(I'm late)

Elster88
Jan 27 2006 03:53 PM

HAIL

Rockin' Doc
Jan 27 2006 06:06 PM

Hail! Hail! The gang's all here.

ScarletKnight41
Jan 29 2006 01:44 PM

Since the subject of my family's sensitivities was discussed in another thread, I figured that I'd share this little story with you.

The other night I was watching television with the boys, and the subject of "size matters" came up. MK understood what they were saying, although not necessarily why, and I explained to him very simply that guys seem to think that the size of a certain part of their bodies is important.

Without missing a beat, the kid said to me, "That's why they invented Hummers."

That kid understands things better than most adults I know.

seawolf17
Jan 29 2006 02:11 PM

Ah, out of the mouths of babes.

ScarletKnight41
Jan 29 2006 02:50 PM

The best thing out of his mouth, ever, was when we were watching the first televised spring training game of 2002. At that point, most of us were very excited about seeing the newly acquired Mo Vaughn in action. In the early innings, Mo flubbed a throw from first to second, resulting in two runners for the opposing team being safe (as opposed to getting the lead runner at second or getting a double play). At that point, I hear my cherubic 5-year-old shout out, "Mo Vaughn - What the Hell is Wrong With You?"

D-Dad and I were sitting there, with our mouths agape. MK's brother calmly advised his little brother, "You should have said heck." Meanwhile, while I don't believe in the supernatural, at that moment I was struck by the thought that MK was channeling my late grandfather, because those would have been the exact words he would have used in that situation.

You'll see, seawolf - before you know it, miniwolf is going to come up with the darndest things.

KC
Jan 29 2006 04:08 PM

Regular season NBA sucks, especially non-Knicks games. Walton, Hubie,
Breen, Yawn. I'm in serious NFL withdrawl. I hate this time of year sports
wise and this stupid Sunday between conference championships and the
Stupid Bowl just plain sucks - do you know anyone who likes the two week
layoff? I'm thinking of watching some Mets tapes the rest of the afternoon
for backround noise. Rey Ordońez, Gold Glove Shortstop here I come.

Iubitul
Jan 29 2006 05:00 PM

Yancy Street Gang wrote:
I've never been so creeped out by Tom Seaver as I have in the last few weeks here.


It looks like something out of a Monty Python skit...

OlerudOwned
Jan 29 2006 05:16 PM

Iubitul wrote:
="Yancy Street Gang"]I've never been so creeped out by Tom Seaver as I have in the last few weeks here.


It looks like something out of a Monty Python skit...
I was watching Monty Python at 2 am on BBC America before. It was the one with the lumberjack song.

Are there a funnier group of people than mounties?

KC
Jan 29 2006 05:52 PM

The creepy Tom Seaver pics prompted me to revisit the avatar size thingy.

Edgy DC
Feb 01 2006 12:15 AM

The creepy Tom Seaver pictures should be a one-time only thing, that disappear as soon as they appear. Fun right? But then the posters disappear as soon as they make their landmark post.

And that's creepy.

Meanwhile, when I visit a site that has no apparent "Contact Us" link, and I click here and I click there looking for such a link, I feel my back knotting up painfully.

Willets Point
Feb 01 2006 12:22 AM

OlerudOwned wrote:

Are there a funnier group of people than mounties?


A group of nuns?

Johnny Dickshot
Feb 01 2006 06:43 AM

Shriners?

cooby
Feb 01 2006 08:25 AM

I got a nasty paper cut from a bag of microwave popcorn last night

Yancy Street Gang
Feb 01 2006 08:44 AM

Sue them! Sue Orville Redenbacher's ass!

I recently got a cut from the NetFlix insert in my Sunday paper. They printed it on razor-sharp cardboard, with cutouts in the corners so that instead of having four 90° corners, you get six extra-sharp corners.

The ad did get my attention, but not in a good way.

cooby
Feb 01 2006 08:45 AM

But he's dead

Yancy Street Gang
Feb 01 2006 08:52 AM

That only means he can't defend himself.

Go for it!

cooby
Feb 01 2006 09:04 AM

Actually I should go after George Plimpton, wasn't it him in the old PopSecret ads?

Willets Point
Feb 01 2006 10:24 AM

He's dead too.

cooby
Feb 01 2006 10:25 AM

Well now what do I do?

Popcorn must be bad for you

SwitchHitter
Feb 01 2006 11:44 AM

The rotating thingie in my microwave doesn't. So I make popcorn on the stove. Pretty good popcorn, actually. I have fewer unpopped kernels.

sharpie
Feb 01 2006 11:45 AM

Stovetop popcorn is just plain old better than microwave popcorn. It's also kind of fun to make. My daughter, however, calls it "ghetto popcorn."

cooby
Feb 01 2006 11:47 AM

I have one of those Whirlypop thingys, and they work really nice too. I eat way too much popcorn

Edgy DC
Feb 07 2006 04:22 PM
Edited 1 time(s), most recently on Feb 07 2006 04:37 PM

Here it is.

It's goofy. I scan down to the bottom of the page and spot it, three threads from the bottom.

I mark that forum as read, go back to the main CPF directory and notice there's a new message in the the Non-Baseball Forum, and it's someone saying that they can't find A Propos of Nothing either. So I go to feech it, and it isn't there --- not three threads from the bottom nor two nor four. Five is right out.

The only way I posted this was to back up a few pages and finding it right there, third from the bottom.

Willets Point
Feb 07 2006 04:29 PM

Is What are You Listening to Now??? among the missing?

seawolf17
Feb 07 2006 04:33 PM

Freaky.

Rockin' Doc
Feb 07 2006 11:33 PM

This place must be haunted.

Elster88
Feb 08 2006 07:53 AM

The Curse of the Gay Catcher

seawolf17
Feb 08 2006 11:20 AM

You know how it sometimes takes time to adjust to writing the new year when you write dates? I just whapped an ADMIT stamp on a file, and signed it 2/9/07. Tomorrow's date, next year. I gotta stop drinking in the office.

soupcan
Feb 08 2006 11:25 AM

Maybe you need to pay attention to your work and stop playing around on internet forums!

-Dean Wormer

MiniKnight
Feb 08 2006 07:52 PM

My half birthday is today. All my friends are either calling it my hap-bir or my py-day.

cooby
Feb 10 2006 12:55 PM

Hooray! Today in the mail instead of the usual letters from the US Military, my son got a letter from a college! It's nice to know that somebody knows what 17 year olds are supposed to be thinking about

SwitchHitter
Feb 10 2006 02:54 PM

My husband wants to buy a drill press so he can make parts for his model rockets.

Johnny Dickshot
Feb 14 2006 07:59 AM

Good morning. Heat and hot water will not be joining you today.

cooby
Feb 14 2006 11:39 AM

Johnny is dirty and cold today.


Lasagna party for my boss's birthday here

Yancy Street Gang
Feb 14 2006 12:16 PM

We're going to Alaska in July!

seawolf17
Feb 14 2006 02:09 PM

We just sent out letters to over 2500 high school guidance counselors across the country, inviting them to campus for two days in April... and forgot to put the date of the program on the invitation.

Dammit.

seawolf17
Feb 15 2006 11:27 AM

Willie Nelson is releasing a song called "Cowboys Are Frequently, Secretly (Fond of Each Other)"??? If [url=http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060215/ap_en_mu/people_nelson_gay_cowboys]this[/url] wasn't a Yahoo story, I'd swear it was a joke.

ScarletKnight41
Feb 15 2006 11:59 AM

I don't feel like doing my homework :(

cooby
Feb 15 2006 01:12 PM

Purple spiced jelly jeans taste like love

Yancy Street Gang
Feb 15 2006 01:16 PM

I was trying to call Comcast this morning, and accidentally dialed 1-800-COM-CASS. I didn't hear the menu options I was expecting to hear. For a minute there, I thought that Comcast was promoting a new service.

Yancy Street Gang
Feb 16 2006 09:18 AM

Nobody's tried dialing that number, huh?

Anyway, sometimes when I see the "Orange Basketball" thread pop to the top, I feel like I should start threads called "White Baseball", "Brown Football", and "Black Hockey Puck."

ScarletKnight41
Feb 16 2006 06:47 PM

You guys have no idea how long it took me to resize this photo to make it small enough for an avatar. But I did it - I'm extraordinarily proud of myself :)

soupcan
Feb 17 2006 11:55 PM

[url=http://www.dailyhaha.com/_flash/all_50_states.htm]How well do you know your country?[/url]

My score: 84%
Avg. Error: 30 miles
Time: 269 seconds

Beat me.

Johnny Dickshot
Feb 18 2006 12:01 AM

86%
18 miles
313 seconds

Methead
Feb 18 2006 12:36 AM

86%
24 miles
219 seconds

Edgy DC
Feb 18 2006 12:51 AM

86

28

257

Round two: 94-10-212

Johnny Dickshot
Feb 18 2006 01:03 AM

Tennessee sucks.

seawolf17
Feb 18 2006 08:56 AM

98% (I placed Virginia too quickly)
avg error 2 miles
130 seconds

soupcan
Feb 18 2006 08:57 AM

Round 2

88%

23

218

soupcan
Feb 18 2006 08:57 AM

seawolf17 wrote:
98% (I placed Virginia too quickly)
avg error 2 miles
130 seconds


Liar.

seawolf17
Feb 18 2006 09:00 AM

Knew my state knowledge would be questioned.

One of my favorite toys as a kid was my wooden US puzzle map. It had all the capitals on the board. I still have it; I plan on making sure MiniWolf knows his states and capitals as well as I did. My wife, on the other hand, is completely lost when it comes to geography. I e-mailed her the link; I'm sure she'll make you all look good.

Yancy Street Gang
Feb 18 2006 09:30 AM

92%
10 miles
326 seconds

They started me out with Wyoming and Kansas; it's easier when you don't get too many interior states early on. I remember we did this same exercise here a couple of years ago.

seawolf17
Feb 18 2006 10:49 AM

[url=http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060217/ap_on_re_eu/netherlands_prostitution]Road trip[/url]!

DocTee
Feb 18 2006 11:07 AM

90

12


259

metsmarathon
Feb 18 2006 12:00 PM

96%
5 miles
260 seconds

i missed badly on colorado - prolly had it too far east by about 100 miles, and then brainfarted wyoming, neglecting that it takes a chunk out of utah.

my performance embarasses me.

cooby
Feb 18 2006 12:13 PM

Yowch, I accidentally lost my grip on the mouse and plunked Hawaii down in the midwest. That kinda killed my score.
Seawolf I have one of those puzzles too. It's one of the things I still have from my kidhood.


My daughter and her boyfriend are here for the weekend and he brought me an Mets autographed baseball that he found in his closet, looks like around mid '80s. What a nice boyfriend! :)
Anybody remember Bob McClure?

Edgy DC
Feb 18 2006 12:26 PM

Bob McClure was a lefthanded specialist who spent most of his days in the American League. The Mets picked him up for the stretch run in 1988. He didn't pitch in the post-season, but I'm pretty sure he was on the post-season roster.

cooby
Feb 18 2006 12:30 PM

His names on there, so that puts it at 1988. Pretty neat, I put it on my mantle with El Sid's name facing the room.

soupcan
Feb 18 2006 02:52 PM

Good choice.

KC
Feb 18 2006 03:15 PM

Is it a McClure signed ball or a team signed ball?

If it's a team signed ball with Hernandez, Johnson, Straw, Carter, Doc, etc.
it could be worth about a hundred bucks if it's in nice condition.

OlerudOwned
Feb 18 2006 03:22 PM

Johnny Dickshot wrote:
Tennessee sucks.
I agree. I had a forgetable 1st round after starting with Tennessee and Wyoming.

Round 2 was prettier, 96%- 7 miles- 153 secs.

soupcan
Feb 18 2006 03:25 PM

I've got a '75 signed team ball (mebbe its '74) with Berra and Seaver, etc.

What's that worth? 'Bout a hundo or no cause they didn't win anything?

KC
Feb 18 2006 04:31 PM

It's priceless.

I'm not into autographs, I looked up cooby's ball because it was a gift and
this boyfriend sounds like a keeper and a good son-in-law in the making.
Or he's dumb ;-).

The high-low prices in the book are:

'74 Mets w/ Bud, Rusty, Jones, Krane, Koos, and Seaver 135-200
'75 Mets w/ Krane, Rusty, Kong, Grote, Seaver, and Koos 115-125

It's kinda amusing there's no mention of Berra, Inc. although you'd think there
would be. *all bow*

Rockin' Doc
Feb 18 2006 04:49 PM

96% 24 miles and 246 seconds.

Opened with Kansas and I placed it about 60 miles too far toward the west.

cooby
Feb 18 2006 05:08 PM

Oh yeah, he's a keeper all right. Right now, he's cooking our supper

ScarletKnight41
Feb 18 2006 05:13 PM

90% 18 Miles 303 Seconds

That's a small version of that game - gripping the little states is hard!

The next time I'm on my laptop I'll find the link to the larger version of the game.

Round 2 - 90%, 11 Miles, 223 Seconds

soupcan
Feb 18 2006 05:31 PM

KC wrote:
'74 Mets w/ Bud, Rusty, Jones, Krane, Koos, and Seaver 135-200
'75 Mets w/ Krane, Rusty, Kong, Grote, Seaver, and Koos 115-125


Thanks Kase. Not lookin' to sell, just curious.

ScarletKnight41
Feb 18 2006 11:04 PM

[url=http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/states_experiment_drag-drop_Intermed_State15s_500.html]Here' s the larger version[/url]

Willets Point
Feb 19 2006 12:16 AM

96%
3 Miles
362 secs

metirish
Feb 19 2006 12:43 AM

I sucked at this, I mean I didn't put Texas near NY but it was kinda hard, those States in the mid part of the Country got me....I was close but wrong..damn you America......

metsmarathon
Feb 19 2006 12:47 AM

98%

1 mile

201 seconds

i rushed vermont as my first new england state and missed by a mere 54 miles to the west. dangit!

cooby
Feb 19 2006 12:22 PM

Okay, finally got this finished on second try, after plunging Hawaii into the Great Plains the first time around

88 % correct
17 Miles average error
239 seconds.

ScarletKnight41
Feb 19 2006 03:49 PM

[url=http://aolsvc.news.aol.com/news/article.adp?id=20060219092609990001]Bla Bla Bla[/url]

soupcan
Feb 19 2006 03:58 PM

Why is that a story?

ScarletKnight41
Feb 19 2006 07:42 PM

It's been making its way around the Internet. A friend sent it to me just the other day.

Rockin' Doc
Feb 19 2006 10:30 PM

She might be one hell of a lawyer, but Ms. Abdala appears to be somewhat lacking in maturity and social skills.

cooby
Feb 20 2006 10:10 AM

Plus she can't spell 'blah'


Wow, new computers at work today!

seawolf17
Feb 20 2006 03:06 PM

The headline on Yahoo reads:

N.Y. Met to return disputed art to Italy

Further [url=http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060220/ap_on_re_eu/italy_looted_antiquities]investigation[/url] finds they're missing the "'s" after NY.

ScarletKnight41
Feb 21 2006 10:35 AM

My son is home with strep throat :(

seawolf17
Feb 21 2006 11:18 AM

I just want to be the thousandth reply in this thread.

KC
Feb 21 2006 01:42 PM

There's something in the wall of my office.

Willets Point
Feb 22 2006 09:26 AM

My boss's boss's boss's boss's boss's boss just got shitcanned.

Edgy DC
Feb 22 2006 09:28 AM

The university president?

cooby
Feb 22 2006 09:30 AM

KC wrote:
There's something in the wall of my office.



LOL....

ScarletKnight41
Feb 22 2006 01:05 PM

Today the other son is home with strep throat :(

Edgy DC
Feb 24 2006 09:48 AM

A half dozen snipers are on the roof of the hotel across the street and the building opposite, preparing the way for the arrival of a VIP.

Or something worse, perhaps.

Yancy Street Gang
Feb 24 2006 09:53 AM

Stay away from your window. They may be after YOU.

cooby
Feb 24 2006 10:01 AM

I often hear gunshots around my house, but I think they are shooting at crows or something. Makes it tough to take a walk in the woods, though.

Edgy DC
Feb 24 2006 10:16 AM

The word on the street is that the Prez is appearing there. It's three blocks from the White House. All this logistics to get the guy three blocks.

When I'm president, I'm walking everywhere.

ScarletKnight41
Feb 24 2006 11:08 AM

It is so funny when you get a phone call from someone who has a real radio voice. It makes routine phone calls much more interesting.

Willets Point
Feb 24 2006 11:12 AM

Kasey Kasem calling again?

cooby
Feb 24 2006 11:16 AM

My first job, I worked in the office at a warehouse that was owned by the brother of the owner of the local radio station (Farmer Ted would know who I'm talking about). He did a lot of the ads and sports play by play so his voice was very familiar to everyone.

When the radio station brother would call and ask to talk to my boss brother, it would take a second to register that this was the PHONE I heard his voice on, not the radio, and I actually had to respond.

Yancy Street Gang
Feb 24 2006 11:32 AM

Edgy DC wrote:
The word on the street is that the Prez is appearing there. It's three blocks from the White House. All this logistics to get the guy three blocks.

When I'm president, I'm walking everywhere.


Are they good-guy snipers or bad-guy snipers?

I heard that Bush has outsourced the Secret Service to some company from Dubai. I wonder if they're trying to protect the President or hurt him.

MFS62
Feb 24 2006 02:03 PM

Edgy, we'd suggest stepping away from the window.
NOW!

Later

SwitchHitter
Feb 24 2006 02:21 PM

My sim pitcher only pitched two games in the majors before being sent back down.

MFS62
Feb 24 2006 03:29 PM

This day is really dragging.

Later

Yancy Street Gang
Feb 24 2006 03:46 PM

So... let's see who comes after Ron Darling.

ON EDIT: Keith Hernandez! Wow, I'm really getting into elite territory.

It's kinda hard to believe that there are 12 Mets who outrank Keith Hernandez. (It must be a longevity thing.)

ScarletKnight41
Feb 27 2006 11:36 AM

My friend in Florida is planning on coming up to New York for the Westminster Kennel Club dog show next year! I'm looking forward to seeing her again, and I'm looking forward to going to the show again - I haven't been to Westminster since we moved to NJ!

ScarletKnight41
Feb 28 2006 02:29 PM

This is good news. I was just on the phone with my other friend who has lung cancer (what's with the lung cancer epidemic? Sheesh!), and she told me that her tumor has shrunk significantly under the chemo she's undergoing :)

soupcan
Feb 28 2006 04:18 PM

[url=http://www.funwithmovies.com/part2/]24 out of 30 sukahs.[/url]

Beat that.

(I missed 21, 23, 24, 25, 26 & 30 - what are the answers to these?)

Elster88
Feb 28 2006 04:25 PM

The answer they give for #2 is wrong. And not because of spelling.

Elster88
Feb 28 2006 04:25 PM

#'s 24, 25, and 30


SPOILER SPACE






























































































24 - Desperado
25 - Office Space
30 - House of Flying Daggers

Rotblatt
Feb 28 2006 04:57 PM

Nice.

I missed 2, 9, 15, 21, 23, 26, 28, 29 & 30.

What are those answers, oh all-knowing Elster88?

Elster88
Feb 28 2006 05:11 PM

I only got 21 out of 30.
...




















































2) Correct answer is The Empire Strikes Back, but the site accepts only Star Wars

9) Correct answer is Kill Bill, Vol. 1, but the site accepts only Kill Bill

28) Underworld

29) Panic Room

30) House of Flying Daggers

Rotblatt
Feb 28 2006 05:18 PM

That's so strange.

I tried the correct answers for #'s 29 & 30, but it didn't recognize them.

I can't believe I missed #2, although it IS kind of dark.

Ah, well.

ScarletKnight41
Feb 28 2006 05:35 PM

16 out of 30 :(

cooby
Feb 28 2006 10:07 PM

I thought that said whiskeyho

Johnny Dickshot
Mar 01 2006 08:32 AM

Happy 39th birthday Eugene.

ScarletKnight41
Mar 01 2006 10:13 AM

Is Eugene your Korean friend?

The name rings a bell, but I can't remember the stories. Just that they were great.

Johnny Dickshot
Mar 01 2006 10:43 AM

Yeah, childhood friend I haven't seen or spoke to in 20-some years -- he's a character in a lot of my memories of being a young Met fan. I know from online stalking he's become a powerhouse financial player in Hong Kong, but can't find an email addy.

This morning I think I located his little sister -- this is someone I think of as a 5-year-old but thru creepy googling found her first book on amazon. Weird.

Elster88
Mar 01 2006 10:47 AM

The middle knuckle on the ring finger of my right hand has been bugging the hell out of me for a few weeks now. I'm finally going to see a specialist about it Monday.

KC
Mar 01 2006 06:37 PM

When someone's got the next nothing, please start a "part two" thread.