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Reasons why New York Sucks

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

  1. lawyerdad

    lawyerdad Stylish Dinosaur

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    A number of years ago (probably 6-8 years or so) a friend and his partner were on a show like that -- I think it was a Home & Garden Channel show about people buying second homes. The episode followed them through several Palm Springs homes they were "considering". In reality (as opposed to "reality", I suppose) they were already under contract to purchase the house they "decided" on at the end of the episode. They were also urged to find some features of the house to pretend to disagree about to add an element of tension or drama. "But won't the glass wall in the master bedroom be inconvenient when your mother comes to visit?"
     


  2. gomestar

    gomestar Super Yelper

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    "this looks a little too small to be a proper masturbatorium"
     


  3. aravenel

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    Never seen rats outside of the subway, where I have seen many, all on the tracks.

    Mice are another story.
     
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    I would have liked to be there when he suggested to Giuliani that they use ferrets to rout the rats.

    lefty
     


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    i once was walking in midtown and had a rat run out of a pile of trash bags sitting on the sidewalk right over my foot.
     


  6. gomestar

    gomestar Super Yelper

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    oof, I've had this happen once before, right outside my apartment building. thanks for bringing back this memory.
     


  7. Connemara

    Connemara [URL='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jST2Sv63WQ']

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    I see them almost every time I pull into Grand Central on the MNR.
     


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    mgm9128 Distinguished Member

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    Manton, what aren't you telling me about the shape-shifting lizard currently running Manhattan?
     
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  9. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    I've told you all that is not classified
     


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    Some rats get into the apartment from the folks next door. Disgusting and humiliating.
     


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    patrickBOOTH Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    No rat stories, I have a lot of cockroach stories though.
     


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    patrickBOOTH Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    Beautiful out today. Can really smell the autumn. I almost considered wearing flannel today.
     


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    Bhowie Stylish Dinosaur

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    I was once swarmed by 15 rats in the Bowery. We were walking a long and one or two came out of a trash pile, NBD. Then once we were right by the pile they swarmed out. Behind, in front, between the legs. They were everywhere. Really freaked me out.
     


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    no kidding. I stepped out for coffee and didn't know what was going on.
     


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