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It was, until you brought it up.

I am probably going to hell for this, but when I first heard this story, I laughed myself sick. All I could think of was Steve Martin in The Jerk.
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"I was born a poor black child."
Although if race is a social construct, Martin's character probably had the better claim.
post #10322 of 11478
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

Sorry, missed that closing sentence of that post. So are you identifying as black now?

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Can this be a Rachel Dolezal-free zone? Please?

It was, until you brought it up.

I am probably going to hell for this, but when I first heard this story, I laughed myself sick. All I could think of was Steve Martin in The Jerk.

I think not, sir! Piob broached it, if only by implication.
post #10323 of 11478
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Originally Posted by Bounder View Post

It was, until you brought it up.

I am probably going to hell for this, but when I first heard this story, I laughed myself sick. All I could think of was Steve Martin in The Jerk.
smile.gif
"I was born a poor black child."
Although if race is a social construct, Martin's character probably had the better claim.

Race is a social construct, but the parameters of it are pretty well defined (albeit insane). She's well outside the definition of black.
post #10324 of 11478
No real argument here. My use of the subjunctive was largely rhetorical.
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Yes. I used you as a springboard for bloviation. My apologies.
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Not sure where they're getting their numbers or how they're crunching them.


https://newyork.placeilive.com/map#40.71369559554873/-74.00527954101562/11
post #10327 of 11478

Where are those fireworks?

 

lefty

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The TBell employees at Penn Station are wearing very stylish Chambray shirts these days.

 

Now back to why NY sucks: What is up with the omnipresent scaffolding in front of buildings throughout Manhattan? I've never even seen any construction taking place, apart from the workers setting up the scaffolding.

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The TBell employees at Penn Station are wearing very stylish Chambray shirts these days.

 

Now back to why NY sucks: What is up with the omnipresent scaffolding in front of buildings throughout Manhattan? I've never even seen any construction taking place, apart from the workers setting up the scaffolding.

 

From one of those "answer.com" style sites:

 

This is primarily due to a New York City ordinance known as "Local Law 11," which requires all buildings over 6 stories in height to have their facades inspected by a licensed structural engineer or architect every 5 years, with 2 years to comply.  The slightest crack in mortar or brickwork will usually merit closer inspection and brick repair work surely follows.  The law is so onerous that some buildings simply leave the scaffolds up between inspections, since they know they'll have to repair something soon.

The cost to build and then take down these complicated structures, including the covered and illuminated sidewalk sheds that must accompany them, is sometimes more than simply leaving them up between inspections, especially if the building is old and needs constant exterior work.

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Originally Posted by Darkside View Post

The TBell employees at Penn Station are wearing very stylish Chambray shirts these days.

Now back to why NY sucks: What is up with the omnipresent scaffolding in front of buildings throughout Manhattan? I've never even seen any construction taking place, apart from the workers setting up the scaffolding.

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Originally Posted by NickCarraway View Post

From one of those "answer.com" style sites:

This is primarily due to a New York City ordinance known as "Local Law 11," which requires all buildings over 6 stories in height to have their facades inspected by a licensed structural engineer or architect every 5 years, with 2 years to comply.  The slightest crack in mortar or brickwork will usually merit closer inspection and brick repair work surely follows.  The law is so onerous that some buildings simply leave the scaffolds up between inspections, since they know they'll have to repair something soon.


The cost to build and then take down these complicated structures, including the covered and illuminated sidewalk sheds that must accompany them, is sometimes more than simply leaving them up between inspections, especially if the building is old and needs constant exterior work.


Much of the above is correct.
Construction is not the only reason for scaffolding. Just about anything that is done maintenance wise on a building requires scaffolding. issues on the roof, which you won't see, requires scaffolding. Etc.
post #10331 of 11478
This humidity is fucking killing me.
post #10332 of 11478
Wut? It's so nice out there today.
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it's just the morning auto-post
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Are you serious? It's so humid, you should see my hair.
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Wut? It's so nice out there today.
you're insane
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