Re: Heel the World

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Nylabones are gross. My dog would eat them.


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 08-18-12 12:12 PM
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I broke my hand once fixing a lightbulb.


Posted by: Ginger Yellow | Link to this comment | 08-18-12 12:28 PM
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2 is remarkable, unless a ladder was involved.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 08-18-12 12:30 PM
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Anyway, I hope nothing is broken.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 08-18-12 12:31 PM
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It might just need rest.


Posted by: Bostoniangirl | Link to this comment | 08-18-12 12:50 PM
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The nylabone too.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 08-18-12 12:53 PM
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Stanley talking about getting old is kind of depressing.


Posted by: Di Kotimy | Link to this comment | 08-18-12 12:54 PM
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Oh, also. If it makes you feel less old. I sustained a similar injury when I was about 7. We were having a contest to see who could jump from the highest stair. I did win, which is the important part. Also, x-rays confirmed it wasn't broken.


Posted by: Di Kotimy | Link to this comment | 08-18-12 12:59 PM
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What about when Teo starts?


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 08-18-12 1:01 PM
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Or L.?

The blog is aging! Someone should go recruit some fresh-faced college kids.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 08-18-12 1:02 PM
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You just want to grope them.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 08-18-12 1:03 PM
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I think essear has plenty of better opportunities to find and grope college kids than this blog.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 08-18-12 1:05 PM
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And I'm sure I'll be complaining about getting old soon enough.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 08-18-12 1:06 PM
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So I will take the Nylabone coach
And be whistlin' down the wind
So I will take the Nylabone coach
And be whistlin' down the wind


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 08-18-12 1:28 PM
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Or L.?

Short shameful confession: I still think of L. as a high school student.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 08-18-12 1:29 PM
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2 is remarkable, unless a ladder was involved

A chair was involved.


Posted by: Ginger Yellow | Link to this comment | 08-18-12 1:45 PM
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Anyway, based on my experience, you'll know if it's broken because it'll be 5am and you still can't get to sleep because of the pain.


Posted by: Ginger Yellow | Link to this comment | 08-18-12 1:46 PM
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12: Opportunities that are squandered.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 08-18-12 1:57 PM
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For a pocket full of mumbles such are promises?


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 08-18-12 2:09 PM
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18: Nevertheless.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 08-18-12 2:18 PM
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12: Finding the blog is the easy part, it's just the groping that's hard.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 08-18-12 2:21 PM
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Finding the blog itself is easy; finding college students there, not so much.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 08-18-12 2:23 PM
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13: And there will be faint laughter from bags of my ashes my kids will keep in the back of their cars for when the roads get icy.


Posted by: Biohazard | Link to this comment | 08-18-12 2:24 PM
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13: And there will be faint laughter from bags of my ashes my kids will keep in the back of their cars for when the roads get icy.

Well, that's an odd vision. Have you been contemplating it long?


Posted by: beamish | Link to this comment | 08-18-12 2:26 PM
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And how exactly would you explain this blog to a fresh-faced college kid?


Posted by: YK | Link to this comment | 08-18-12 2:32 PM
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25 not intended to interrupt the vision of 23 (unless an interruption is desired)


Posted by: YK | Link to this comment | 08-18-12 2:37 PM
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21: If you're lucky.


Posted by: Di Kotimy | Link to this comment | 08-18-12 2:45 PM
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25: An eclectic web magazine Titties, hooray!


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 08-18-12 2:46 PM
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Spent this week cutting down a dead tree.

Spent $100 this morning trying to use a pull-along and chains to keep from crashing into the roof.

Spent $200 this afternoon paying professionals to fell it away from the house.

No injuries save to wallet and DIY guypride.


Posted by: bob mcmanus | Link to this comment | 08-18-12 2:47 PM
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A $200 tree removal is pretty cheap. Did they just knock it over and leave it?


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 08-18-12 2:52 PM
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And how exactly would you explain this blog to a fresh-faced college kid?

Young people nowadays can understand anything, as long as the explanation is sung to the tune of "Call Me Maybe".


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 08-18-12 2:53 PM
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Or in the form of a Tumblr narrated by Ryan Gosling.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 08-18-12 3:22 PM
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30:Yes

Pulled it over from a another tree, and left the clean up to me and the city. Saved $100


Posted by: bob mcmanus | Link to this comment | 08-18-12 3:29 PM
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We could attract a younger commenter with more frank discussions about the cost of landscaping.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 08-18-12 3:56 PM
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Or how to get those fucks at Verizon to pay for repairs to my retaining wall.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 08-18-12 3:58 PM
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From asst links, and Bill Anschell at a jazz blog Current Careers in Jazz ...funny/sad doesn't even begin to describe it. Long but readable.

gigiwhores, epiphytes, academics

Even outside the jazz arena, jazz Gig Whores, working undercover, populate the music world's ample underbelly: the pianist wearily accompanying a tone-deaf vocalist in a community musical theater production or demonstrating Costco's latest digital keyboard, the bugler announcing post parade at a horse racing track (slyly inserting a Charlie Parker lick disguised as a flourish), the off-camera bassist backing American Idol contestants, the herald trumpeters--dressed in renaissance costumes--serenading department store shoppers at Christmas time, the wedding band leader cajoling guests into a conga line for "Hot, Hot, Hot" (and the six accomplices to his musical crime, barely hiding their disgust and self-loathing), the drummer making "punch-line" sounds for a would-be comedian... Each banking part of his pay to subsidize the day when he might dare to take the jazz plunge, holding his nose with one hand as the other gratefully palms the ample paycheck.

Posted by: bob mcmanus | Link to this comment | 08-18-12 4:09 PM
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THE WORLD MAKES
NYLABONE BREAKS


Posted by: OPINIONATED OLD BRIDGE | Link to this comment | 08-18-12 5:07 PM
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Or how to get those fucks at Verizon to pay for repairs to my retaining wall.

What's that about?

I'm thinking about going to FIOS for internet service, but people say sometimes they have to dig up your yard or something (and they won't necessarily make that clear beforehand; they'll just say there's an installation charge, which of course there is, so you just say, Yeah, okay, uh-huh, never realizing).


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 08-18-12 5:18 PM
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When I was in NJ I switched from cable to FiOS when it became available in my area, and it was way better. They didn't have to dig anything up, but there was some drilling through the wall to install the modem.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 08-18-12 5:26 PM
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Okay. Relation of any other experiences is welcome. I sort of hate Verizon, you see, but then I also hate the cable company.


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 08-18-12 5:37 PM
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Yeah, part of the reason I decided to do it when the guy came to the door offering it, despite his annoying hard-sell tactics, was that I was so annoyed at the cable company's expensive but low-quality connection and abysmal customer service. FiOS was slightly more expensive but way higher quality (faster and more reliable). I never had to deal with Verizon's customer service over it, so I can't comment on that side of things.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 08-18-12 5:43 PM
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Verizon's customer service sucks, sucks, sucks. Earlier this summer it took them two and a half weeks and four appointments to fix my internet ("He stopped by and didn't see you... Oh, you mean he needed to press the buzzer? You should have specified that." and "I'm sorry, it looks like our computer system scrubbed your appointment. No we can't make a new one immediately, call again tomorrow")


Posted by: teraz kurwa my | Link to this comment | 08-18-12 5:47 PM
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I have substantial, forward-pointing bone spurs on my heels. It was quite singular to see them on the X-ray.


Posted by: Natilo Paennim | Link to this comment | 08-18-12 5:50 PM
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38: They just backed a truck into the wall. We have Verizon, but they weren't doing anything for us on that trip.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 08-18-12 5:51 PM
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43: Can/should you get them removed?


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 08-18-12 5:52 PM
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Or maybe rotated so they point backward?


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 08-18-12 6:03 PM
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I was thinking about getting FIOS but even though I live in the goddamn city it's not available.
I keep switching between Comcast and Verizon but lately stayed with Comcast, I have a relative who's a senior exec there so if I get too pissed about something I can call the super secret executive service line (yes, there really is one.)


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 08-18-12 7:02 PM
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44: That sucks worse than their sucky customer service.


Posted by: Bostoniangirl | Link to this comment | 08-18-12 7:04 PM
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47: I live in Arlington, but I can't even switch to RCN for cable, because my apartment building is wired up for Comcast only.


Posted by: Bostoniangirl | Link to this comment | 08-18-12 7:05 PM
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I would like faster internet, but I'll be damned if we're going to get cable in any form, so shitty DSL it is. We are also not eligible for FIOS.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 08-18-12 7:06 PM
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44: You should insist that, when they fix the wall they busted, they have to use bricks that you rent to them.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 08-18-12 7:07 PM
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50: I think that you can get cable internet without getting any cable tv, but they charge a premium for it. Alternatively, whenever you get frustrated by DSL speeds, you can say "At least it's not dial-up."


Posted by: Bostoniangirl | Link to this comment | 08-18-12 7:12 PM
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We only have Internet and phone from Comcast, no cable. We'd get rid of the landline too but Internet alone is about the same price as Internet plus phone.
At least at work we have a 10Gb external connection so I could watch plenty of Olympic coverage from there.


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 08-18-12 7:18 PM
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I'm not happy about the wall, but I've had good luck work their customer service. It would probably only take a couple of hours to reset the block. If they'd have left a note or something, it wouldn't be a big deal. If a neighbor hadn't have told me who it was, I'd have had to find a teenager to blame it on.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 08-18-12 7:19 PM
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I watched a lot of olympics at work.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 08-18-12 7:21 PM
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I suppose I can't really complain too much about the Bears game being on TV right now, but I could do without the Redskins Network announcers who are (understandably) in-the-tank for Washington. For some reason I find Redskins fans especially irritating, probably because they're so thick-on-the-ground here.

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Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 08-18-12 7:22 PM
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53: We use Vonage for phone service.


Posted by: Bostoniangirl | Link to this comment | 08-18-12 7:24 PM
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I'm watching more Columbo. Kim Catrall has been working for longer than I've been able to read.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 08-18-12 7:25 PM
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56: grumpy-Stanley-hyphenates!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 08-18-12 7:27 PM
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Heh.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 08-18-12 7:27 PM
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43: Sux. It took me two years and some nerve shots to get over just one. Good luck.


Posted by: Chopper | Link to this comment | 08-18-12 8:14 PM
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Shatner's character is the most shittacular murderer I've seen on Columbo yet.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 08-18-12 8:15 PM
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Or how to get those fucks at Verizon to pay for repairs to my retaining wall.

Ask them for a "bundle" where they repair your retaining wall and also install some garden gnomes.


Posted by: YK | Link to this comment | 08-18-12 8:54 PM
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24: It's been a family in-thing forever, thought up during a long-ago discussion about burials, cremations, etc. "Be useful in death as in life".


Posted by: Biohazard | Link to this comment | 08-19-12 9:24 AM
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