Daily Rants

2/14/09 – 2/21/09

2/21/09

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KimmiePoo just turned me onto this kool phun foto site, called FaceInHole.com. Here are some samples she created of my boys.

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A very proud grandfather from Buffalo, DF, sends in these videos of Quick Fingers O’Dwyer aka CO doing Beethovens Fur Elise and Scott Joplin’s Maple Leaf Rag on the piano. Not bad for an up and coming 14 year old…

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With the economy tanking, and the value of the bank shares plummeting, it is kind of nice to see the super rich being affected as well. It looks like the Russian who was buying the late Edmond Safra’s fancy $634M pad called Villa Leopolda is trying to back out of his purchase. Too bad for Lily, eh ? Ever since Safra sold Republic National Bank, things are just going downhill for all of us.

2/20/09

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Congratulations to my nephew NL, affectionately known as ‘Noodles’. He passed his driving test today and joins the ranks of Leone’s who can legally drive a motor vehicle. I’ve seen him drive, and it’s better that he lives out on the Island, than here in Queens.

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Here’s a funny one from Roving Reporter

A little boy says to his mother, “Mommy, how come I’m black and you’re white?”
His mother replied, “Don’t even go there! From what I can remember about that fucking party, you’re lucky you don’t bark!

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Has Atlantis been found ? Load up Google Earth and fly to coordinates – 31 15’15.53N 24 15’30.53W – then zoom out and voila !!!


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Hey Scooby, this is the gadget I was talking about to day at lunch. A sun-powered device converts CO2 into fuel….

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I’m trying to stay out of the Eric Holder is a coward mess, however, Larry Sinclair has a good piece why Eric Holder should know about being a coward. I couldn’t say things better.

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ScoobyFitz submits this photo. It appears that Monica Lewinsky was also at the inauguration.

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Now that Iran has launched a satellite into space, it is reminding everyone of the potential for them to use the technology for an EMP attack on either us or Israel. I posted items a year or so on this subject ….

2/19/09

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MM just turned me onto this website. Wolfgang’s Vault. Seems pretty cool. Check it out.

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Sign up now, and checkout the Lynyrd Skynyrd concert from 1975 at Winterland. Awesome…

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Here’s a teaser for you

I don’t consider myself old at 51, but there is no music today that can compare to this kind of stuff. The 70’s was a great decade for rock. It has survived and transcends all life to this day. The music my kids listen to from today’s artists, SUCKS.

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For the younger fans of the Musings, listen to Clicky and Know the Rules.

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Here’s a nice video tribute to Shea Stadium. Thanks for the memories.

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Here’s a couple of videos of the stadium and the final wall falling.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31RjW1mXhzQ

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Shea demolition on Newsday

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDV7u7xgTsI

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0bMzsz_bP0

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Y-ZwZw1MMc

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9HiIRqJcec

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Well, Shea Stadium is gone. I left in the morning and the last wall was there, and I returned in the afternoon to it completely demolished. I’ve been chronicling the construction and changes around the stadium since 2006. I’m not a Mets fan, in fact I complain whenever they do good, because of the extra cars it generates where I park my car each day. But I have to tell you these last few months have been tough to watch. To watch the stadium fall a bit each day was both interesting, but also felt unnecessary. I also have pics of Shea on Flickr

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Me and my honey have been down with a stomach virus the last 2 days. Jack started us off, and now we’ve all hugged the bowl a few times. I’m sure it will be coming to a home near you soon. Things like this have a nasty way of making the rounds. Drink gatorade and maintain your electrolytes.

2/17/09

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On my way home tonite I got to witness the next to last fall of the last remaining parts of Shea Stadium. Here’s some video I took of the fall. The last remaining structure will fall 2/18

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BT sent an email informing those that bought those Gotham Thunder Dragon Boat team raffles, that we were losers. Oh well, still for a good cause. Checkout the information on the team.

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This Letter to Kellogg’s comes to us by way of the Elusive Sail Capri. You see, those with differing political views can agree on some things after all.

2/16/09

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Not sure if you can make it out, but we spotted a three legged dog down the park.

bullet Here’s a blast from the past for some of you older guys. Vic Kessler did pinstriping for many of our cars. He marks all of his work with those little footprints. For my 1970 Chevelle, my friend TP did my pinstriping, and his logo was a small teepee back then. I gotta find my shirt to scan the logo in. I came across his site on Cafe Press, and he’s using a new logo now.

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Here are the latest images from the Shea Stadium site. Just another day or 2 before it’s all gone.

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ScoobyFitz sends in the latest updates at the Freedom Tower build site.

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ScoobyFitz sends us the link to the BOMA 2009 Awards dinner. JM, ML, BH, MM and PK from the building were present to accept awards for JM as Manager of the Year and for our building at 452 5th Avenue. Congratulations Team !!!

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WFP shows us why he flies First Class every time.

2/14/09

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We got a few Valentines day birthdays to shout out about. Happy Birthday to my SiL DA, AP, and GGs Momma.

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Our boy Krumb turns another page, but is as cheerful as ever.

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Today also marks 26 years that Rosanne’s mom passed away. We miss you every day Rose. We Love You !!!

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Happy Valentines to my baby !!! I Love You Rosanne

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