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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

Or have independant thoughts.

i'm not necessarily convinced that they're capable of this in the first place
post #3782 of 7932
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Can I work for you? Because honestly that sounds very freeing in some respect.

Sure, we can plug you into the hive.

Just leave all belongings, tangible and intangible, at the door.
post #3783 of 7932
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i'm not necessarily convinced that they're capable of this in the first place

They are capable. It is our job to change that.
post #3784 of 7932
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

Sure, we can plug you into the hive.

Just leave all belongings, tangible and intangible, at the door.

To me, that would be un-plugging from the hive.
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It isn't if all your belongings, tangible and intangible, then belong to the hive.
post #3786 of 7932
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Yeah. My NY is a never-ending series of replicated movie scenes. I have called guys "mooks" and once said, "I'm walking here" to a cab driver.

 

I don't think Midnight Cowboy had come to Bangladesh yet.  

 

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Originally Posted by Omar1223 View Post

lefty, what are the shortcuts? what do you do about parking? garage?

 

Alleys are your friend. I also scan two blocks ahead for anyone who looks like they're getting into a car. Once I'm in a 6 block radius of my destination I jump on the first spot I see. Pretty standard approach.

 

Rarely use a garage.

 

lefty

post #3787 of 7932
My father's favorite word to call people he is irritated with is "mook". In his defense, he is from Brooklyn.
post #3788 of 7932
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

+1

Or to get lip balm
post #3789 of 7932
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

My father's favorite word to call people he is irritated with is "mook". In his defense, he is from Brooklyn.

Schmuck is far better.
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Also, he usually adds somewhere along the way that he wants to "pipe" said "mooks" (pipe meaning hit them with a piece of metal piping).
post #3791 of 7932
New york , is it Manhattan ? Small island largely converted to shopping mall? Is it unbearable traffic and overpopulation? Is it unbelievable noise 24/7 and lack of breathable air?
Is it Broadway and off broadway that mooches money from celebrity voyeurs with their pathetic productions always starring a celeb who happened to be between shoots?
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^^

i like this guy's work
post #3793 of 7932
The Seinfeldesque discussion.
post #3794 of 7932
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

A few years ago I was working on this project in Queens for the 6 months. One thing I noticed about Queens in everybody drives fucking everywhere. If you need to walk more than two blocks people will drive around in circles for 2 hours looking for parking. It is so strange and always a clusterfuck, especially under the El in Astoria. Between assholes who don't want to walk and delivery trucks it is just chaos all of the time.

To be fair, buses and trains in Queens don't follow very straightforward paths and it can be kind of annoying to get somewhere-- like, say, from Union Turnpike to Grand Avenue along the L-- without a car.  In theory, the example I provided ought to be an easy trip, but the best you can do without a car is either ride a bike or walk to Briarwood, take the 54, and then walk past/through the cemetery.  Other fun options include taking the F all the way to 14th street and catching the L to basically end up in the same borough you started in, and catching the M at 71st and enjoying that fun ride.

So yes, we're dumb about our cars in Queens, but sometimes, the transit system's even dumber.

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Just walk!
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