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what do we think of this

http://gothamist.com/2011/12/08/more_photos_of_the_grand_central_ap.php#photo-9

iatee, Thursday, 8 December 2011 19:47 (nine years ago) link

as someone who commutes through there I'm annoyed by it

chjips ahoy (sandbox dmr), Thursday, 8 December 2011 21:18 (nine years ago) link

not buying anything, only go thru GC when visiting fam in CT.

Dr Morbius, Thursday, 8 December 2011 21:25 (nine years ago) link

i own no apple products and almost never go to grand central

i'm sure it's less garish than a wal-mart in the same space would be tho

mookieproof, Thursday, 8 December 2011 21:30 (nine years ago) link

I just noticed the Apple store sunken into the plaza near FAO Schwarz on 59th Street. Feels evil.

Dr Morbius, Thursday, 8 December 2011 21:34 (nine years ago) link

Oh I've been to that one, it's like an underground lair.

OH GNUS (Pyth), Thursday, 8 December 2011 21:38 (nine years ago) link

Jobs' frozen body in the sub-basement

Dr Morbius, Thursday, 8 December 2011 21:40 (nine years ago) link

you just noticed that morbs?? it's like one of the biggest tourist traps in the city at this point.

virginia plain texted me about mona's tonight but has not given a time, who's going?

iatee, Thursday, 8 December 2011 21:46 (nine years ago) link

Everyone. 6-7pm start time.

OH GNUS (Pyth), Thursday, 8 December 2011 21:47 (nine years ago) link

Oh yeah, sorry, thread--I declined to stage-manage this one so I haven't really been paying attention but there is a fap tonight!

OH GNUS (Pyth), Thursday, 8 December 2011 21:47 (nine years ago) link

okay I might be a little 7:30-8ish

iatee, Thursday, 8 December 2011 21:48 (nine years ago) link

I had 4 hrs sleep and have 20-30 films to watch at home, so I no go.

Dr Morbius, Thursday, 8 December 2011 21:48 (nine years ago) link

and who is Pyth, goldurnit?

Dr Morbius, Thursday, 8 December 2011 21:49 (nine years ago) link

laurel

iatee, Thursday, 8 December 2011 21:50 (nine years ago) link

Yeeup.

OH GNUS (Pyth), Thursday, 8 December 2011 22:21 (nine years ago) link

hi new york!!

his venerable escutcheon, Friday, 9 December 2011 01:16 (nine years ago) link

I'm glad they took photos now because it will never, ever be that uncrowded again.

Totally confused how the powers that be are allowing a store with millions of visitors a year in the middle of a commuting hub that millions of people a year pass through. ???

calstars, Friday, 9 December 2011 01:50 (nine years ago) link

I feel like the failure of the apple store in grand central is gonna be one of the first examples of apple's overreaching hubris that could not be controlled once the helmsman died

dayo, Friday, 9 December 2011 02:10 (nine years ago) link

cool that i got invited to the fap

max max max max, Friday, 9 December 2011 15:13 (nine years ago) link

You did! On this thread. Anyway, we'll all see you on Sat.

OH GNUS (Pyth), Friday, 9 December 2011 15:23 (nine years ago) link

'car guy' cuomo back to work

http://secondavenuesagas.com/2011/12/09/after-taking-320-million-in-transit-funds-cuomo-strips-lockbox-bil-as-well/

iatee, Friday, 9 December 2011 17:36 (nine years ago) link

vetoing outer borough taxi bill too. what a guy.

iatee, Friday, 9 December 2011 20:05 (nine years ago) link

wtffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff

max max max max, Friday, 9 December 2011 20:19 (nine years ago) link

Why on earth did I click on a thread I'd never clicked on before? I am depressed as hell now.

shakur rump (I left my login in El Sandboxo), Monday, 19 December 2011 15:33 (nine years ago) link

security camera stills of the guy will haunt my dreams http://www.nypost.com/r/nypost/2011/12/18/news/web_photos/fire--525x300.jpg

Cooper Chucklebutt, Monday, 19 December 2011 15:35 (nine years ago) link

man

iatee, Monday, 19 December 2011 15:37 (nine years ago) link

this plus the woman getting chopped in half by an elevator = taking the stairs this week

iatee, Monday, 19 December 2011 15:39 (nine years ago) link

that happened around the corner from me, the woman getting burned to death

max max max max, Monday, 19 December 2011 16:09 (nine years ago) link

yeah I was wondering, was it apparent something was going on w/ police and fire?

iatee, Monday, 19 December 2011 16:11 (nine years ago) link

http://www.nypost.com/r/nypost/2011/12/18/news/web_photos/fire--525x300.jpg

c u guize at halloween next year

Mr Jimmy Mod, Monday, 19 December 2011 16:43 (nine years ago) link

JFC why did I
- stare at the picture
- read the times's detailed account of the death
- read the explanation of why fire is the worst way to die
- read the comments
- all of the above

Hurting, Monday, 19 December 2011 16:47 (nine years ago) link

Incidentally people really need to be disabused of the notion that there are all these murderers getting off because of their harsh past and upbringing. Does not happen. Even "insanity" defenses are not only rare and hard to prove, but lead to more-or-less the same result -- lifetime involuntary commitment instead of imprisonment.

Hurting, Monday, 19 December 2011 16:51 (nine years ago) link

stfu I lite u on fire inside elevator

Cooper Chucklebutt, Monday, 19 December 2011 16:57 (nine years ago) link

it seems pretty clear he's insane and yes I would be fine w/ him getting lifetime involuntary commitment

iatee, Monday, 19 December 2011 16:59 (nine years ago) link

iatee: "I would fine him"

Never translate German (schlump), Monday, 19 December 2011 17:00 (nine years ago) link

iatee: "he needs hugs"

Cooper Chucklebutt, Monday, 19 December 2011 17:02 (nine years ago) link

Legal insanity is much narrower though. I'd have to look up the exact version NY follows, but it basically has to reach the level of not being able to comprehend either the act you are undertaking or the fact that it is wrong. I don't think this guy fits into that category.

Hurting, Monday, 19 December 2011 17:02 (nine years ago) link

huh why do I have a soft on crime rep, I think all people who own cars should be jailed

iatee, Monday, 19 December 2011 17:02 (nine years ago) link

so wrong its right

Cooper Chucklebutt, Monday, 19 December 2011 17:02 (nine years ago) link

i.e you don't get the insanity defense just for "he needed meds" "he was unstable" "he was a fucked up dude" etc.

Hurting, Monday, 19 December 2011 17:03 (nine years ago) link

iatee: "why do i have a soft-on"

Never translate German (schlump), Monday, 19 December 2011 17:07 (nine years ago) link

loool

Hurting, Monday, 19 December 2011 17:07 (nine years ago) link

haha

iatee, Monday, 19 December 2011 17:11 (nine years ago) link

btw where does one go in NYC to get someone to perform "odd jobs" who will not set you aflame?

Dr Morbius, Monday, 19 December 2011 17:14 (nine years ago) link

its a package deal so sry

Cooper Chucklebutt, Monday, 19 December 2011 17:16 (nine years ago) link

i wasnt in the hood most of saturday so i didnt notice any serious ambulances or anything

max max max max, Monday, 19 December 2011 17:21 (nine years ago) link

heh i have been checking craigslist for a new apt and the day after the woman died a v. sketchy "one bedroom on underhill" ad was posted

max max max max, Monday, 19 December 2011 17:21 (nine years ago) link

btw where does one go in NYC to get someone to perform "odd jobs" who will not set you aflame?

― Dr Morbius, Monday, December 19, 2011 5:14 PM (10 minutes ago) Bookmark Permalink

Dude only had one negative review on Angie's list, but it was as REALLY negative review

Hurting, Monday, 19 December 2011 17:25 (nine years ago) link

was the apt a good price?

iatee, Monday, 19 December 2011 17:39 (nine years ago) link

ime the nyc police to not enforce traffic laws unless they happen to be in some specifically set up trap or w/e, like one time i was driving down 2nd street talking on my cell phone not paying attention and took a right going south onto 1st ave which is the wrong way down a one way and almost crashed into a stopped at a red light cop car, i just turned around and the cop did nothing

btw i am fully aware this is unconscionable behavior and i apologize

Cooper Chucklebutt, Friday, 30 December 2011 17:45 (nine years ago) link

sometimes I want to get a job as a nyc traffic cop and just pull people over every 5 seconds I would be so happy

iatee, Friday, 30 December 2011 17:47 (nine years ago) link

they have quotas tho, whole thing's a farce

iatee, Friday, 30 December 2011 17:47 (nine years ago) link

think about all the paperwork though *boom* just took you through the thought process of a nyc transit cop

nice catch cuauhtemoc blanco niño (dayo), Friday, 30 December 2011 17:48 (nine years ago) link

(beats up protester)

iatee, Friday, 30 December 2011 17:49 (nine years ago) link

traffic cop is the definition of thankless job. regular cops call em "meter maids"

higgs boson (the deli llama), Friday, 30 December 2011 17:51 (nine years ago) link

they have quotas tho, whole thing's a farce

just like the narcotics division under giuliani ;-)

higgs boson (the deli llama), Friday, 30 December 2011 17:52 (nine years ago) link

The lowest quality cop I ever met was the one who drove me to my car at the lot where my car got towed to, that's where they put the worst cops

Cooper Chucklebutt, Friday, 30 December 2011 17:55 (nine years ago) link

ime the nyc police to not enforce traffic laws unless they happen to be in some specifically set up trap or w/e, like one time i was driving down 2nd street talking on my cell phone not paying attention and took a right going south onto 1st ave which is the wrong way down a one way and almost crashed into a stopped at a red light cop car, i just turned around and the cop did nothing

wish this had been posted with a coda of fuckin cops rather than an acknowledgement of guilt, fuckin cops

ABSTRACT: is my heart. A stranger (schlump), Friday, 30 December 2011 17:58 (nine years ago) link

ps fuckin cops

Cooper Chucklebutt, Friday, 30 December 2011 17:59 (nine years ago) link

ban cars

who wants a drink?

Dr Morbius, Friday, 30 December 2011 18:23 (nine years ago) link

me

on a plane iirc

river wolf, Friday, 30 December 2011 19:01 (nine years ago) link

I am free tonite and tomorrow (/no life)

also psst mr dayo will be in town iirc but I dunno what his schedule is

iatee, Friday, 30 December 2011 19:02 (nine years ago) link

i could be into tipping one or two back this evening

Cooper Chucklebutt, Friday, 30 December 2011 19:03 (nine years ago) link

what Bklyn nabe are you staying in? I am undecided where I'm ringing in NYE... South Slope, Slope/Flatbush Ave, Wburg.

Dr Morbius, Friday, 30 December 2011 19:03 (nine years ago) link

^he asks rivwolf, but any other visitors can answer

Dr Morbius, Friday, 30 December 2011 19:04 (nine years ago) link

I honestly have no idea!

river wolf, Friday, 30 December 2011 19:12 (nine years ago) link

country mouse

Dr Morbius, Friday, 30 December 2011 19:14 (nine years ago) link

lol u dont know where ur staying

Cooper Chucklebutt, Friday, 30 December 2011 19:19 (nine years ago) link

dude doesnt have time for GoogleMaps during rock climbing

Dr Morbius, Friday, 30 December 2011 19:21 (nine years ago) link

Surprised he can get one hand free to type these posts tbh.

OH GNUS (Pyth), Friday, 30 December 2011 19:34 (nine years ago) link

you could say that about most of ilx

iatee, Friday, 30 December 2011 19:35 (nine years ago) link

tip yr waitresses everybody

Dranke, the German Drake Impersonator (forksclovetofu), Friday, 30 December 2011 20:18 (nine years ago) link

Boerum hill apparently

river wolf, Friday, 30 December 2011 22:51 (nine years ago) link

okay are you and ice cr?m still up? morbs is gonna call me eventually. I dunno what the critical mass is.

iatee, Friday, 30 December 2011 23:04 (nine years ago) link

think I've had NYE plans made for me, but I'll know more once I actually arrive (in a cab)

river wolf, Friday, 30 December 2011 23:08 (nine years ago) link

this was w/r/t tonight

iatee, Friday, 30 December 2011 23:10 (nine years ago) link

Ah. Welp we are getting dinner and then ???

river wolf, Friday, 30 December 2011 23:16 (nine years ago) link

guess this prob isn't gonna happen

iatee, Friday, 30 December 2011 23:48 (nine years ago) link

anybody know of a place where I could pick up a madeleine pan for cheap

nice catch cuauhtemoc blanco niño (dayo), Saturday, 31 December 2011 01:52 (nine years ago) link

guess like a bakeware store, prolly not any of the restaurant supply stores around the bowery

nice catch cuauhtemoc blanco niño (dayo), Saturday, 31 December 2011 01:55 (nine years ago) link

I am in CHINATOWN!

river wolf, Saturday, 31 December 2011 03:08 (nine years ago) link

I AM CHINA

Cooper Chucklebutt, Saturday, 31 December 2011 03:21 (nine years ago) link

no I am

nice catch cuauhtemoc blanco niño (dayo), Saturday, 31 December 2011 03:25 (nine years ago) link

hey now

Cooper Chucklebutt, Saturday, 31 December 2011 03:28 (nine years ago) link

I had dumplings fyi

river wolf, Saturday, 31 December 2011 03:32 (nine years ago) link

i think you mean DUMPLINGS!

rrrobyn, Saturday, 31 December 2011 03:36 (nine years ago) link

the friend i stayed with earlier in the month lives in little italy/chinatown - i had to restrain myself from eating DUMPLINGS! every day - of course, there are a lot of other foods too eat in nyc, so...

rrrobyn, Saturday, 31 December 2011 03:39 (nine years ago) link

boarding a redeye to nyc in a few hours

t. silaviver, Saturday, 31 December 2011 03:44 (nine years ago) link

Think a caught a bug on the plane, as I've pretty much been sick as hell for the week (but did store up enough energy to make it to the Bush Tetras show on Wed).

Elvis Telecom, Saturday, 31 December 2011 04:15 (nine years ago) link

anybody know of a place where I could pick up a madeleine pan for cheap

Sur La Table?

illegal crew member (C.K. Dexter Holland), Saturday, 31 December 2011 05:49 (nine years ago) link

sorry iatee, by the time I got out of ICP it was 7:30 and I didn't see a payphone.

L4urel expressed interest in FAPping on the 1st?

Dr Morbius, Saturday, 31 December 2011 14:55 (nine years ago) link

ya no worries I just woulda said 'nobody likes us'. that's uh, Sunday? sure.

iatee, Saturday, 31 December 2011 15:41 (nine years ago) link

it's good luck to be hungover on NYE right

river wolf, Saturday, 31 December 2011 16:41 (nine years ago) link

its no problem, i mean assuming you have all yr cocaine ready to go

Cooper Chucklebutt, Saturday, 31 December 2011 17:03 (nine years ago) link

oh ok

guys NYC is so pleasant

river wolf, Saturday, 31 December 2011 19:30 (nine years ago) link

do u mean Boerum Hill?

Dr Morbius, Sunday, 1 January 2012 01:09 (nine years ago) link

I think so?

river wolf, Sunday, 1 January 2012 02:17 (nine years ago) link

K, dudes...leaving in a sec to bike to Gowanus. gbx, holler by txt if you're going out soon to that neighboring neighborhood cos my show might be too full to get into right away and I can easily meet you.

OH GNUS (Pyth), Sunday, 1 January 2012 02:27 (nine years ago) link

rewatched The Tree of Life, went to bed. Gonna write a couple checks now.

Dr Morbius, Sunday, 1 January 2012 08:10 (nine years ago) link


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