Reasons why New York Sucks

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by Manton, Aug 26, 2012.

  1. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    How much more of an entitled prick can you be, on top of having awful taste?
     


  2. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Those shoes are awesome. And I have worn them on the subway. I have them with me today, but they are only for the gym.
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    I fully acknowledge they are awful looking, but I do run in them as it's helpful for me. Also de facto motivation to keep moving as quickly as possible, so as to ensure nobody actually sees what is on my feet.
     


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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Ok, but yell at somebody for accidentally stepping on your toes on the subway? I mean if you had half a brain you should fully expect this. Unless he was some sort of sociopath who just does it as an excuse to lash out at people. I mean, people have stepped on my $1K+ shoes and I want to uppercut them, but it is just something you have to deal with.
     


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    I 100% agree.
     


  6. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    well, yeah. And since your feet feel like they are barefoot you should automatically know to be careful of having them near people in shoes.
     


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    Over 100 today. Took one step outside, felt the heat blow in my face, and

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  8. Connemara

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    Manton, did you get trapped in the Metro North snafu?
     


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    So hot and humid.

    On the plus side - side boobs
     


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    I had no idea that there is a legal way to open a hydrant. My street is like a water park.

    Report Open Hydrants

    Opening fire hydrants without sprinkler caps is wasteful and dangerous. Illegally opened hydrants can lower water pressure, which can cause problems at hospitals and other medical facilities and hinder fire-fighting by reducing the flow of water to hoses and pumps. Children can also be at serious risk, because the powerful force of an open hydrant without a sprinkler cap can push them into oncoming traffic.Call 311 to report an open hydrant.
    Hydrants can be opened legally if equipped with a City-approved sprinkler cap. One illegally opened hydrant wastes up to 1,000 gallons of water per minute, while a hydrant with a sprinkler cap only puts out around 25 gallons per minute. Visit your local firehouse to have a sprinkler cap installed
    lefty
     


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    Yeah... That's actually nice, I like that they do that. Not that I'm going to be taking advantage of it, but if I was a kid I'd think that's the coolest thing ever.
     


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    I always thought it was more of a '70s thing. There are families with lawnchairs out, picnics and a few enterprising kids offering to wash passing cars.

    Can I add "proximity to swimming pool" to my apt features if I decide to sell?

    lefty
     


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    I actually think of the Godfather when I see those--the scene where Sonny is beating the shit out of Carlo in the street.
     


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    That reminds me of the short from Sesame Street (I think) where they show the kid rubbing the empty can against the pavement to make a diverter. It also reminds me of the scene in Do The Right Thing where they douse the guy in the passing car after making him think they'd let him pass.

    "Hey, yo, don't be fuckin' with the water!"

    [VIDEO][/VIDEO]
     


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    My grandmother lived in the Penn South coop my whole life, and right next to the elevator was a big fallout sign with an "Impeach Nixon" sticker. It was still there in the late nineties, and I still regret not stealing it when we cleared out her apartment.
     
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