Reasons why New York Sucks

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  1. gomestar

    gomestar Super Yelper

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    i'm not necessarily convinced that they're capable of this in the first place
     
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    Sure, we can plug you into the hive.

    Just leave all belongings, tangible and intangible, at the door.
     
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    They are capable. It is our job to change that.
     
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    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.
     
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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.

    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
     
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    My father's favorite word to call people he is irritated with is "mook". In his defense, he is from Brooklyn.
     
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    Or to get lip balm
     
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    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).
     
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    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
     
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    The Seinfeldesque discussion.
     
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    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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