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Re: Absolute randomness thread

Postby Buc2 » Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:57 am

Mountaineer Buc wrote:You think I could get Hilton Honors points at that place?

Right? :lol:
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Re: Absolute randomness thread

Postby beardmcdoug » Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:22 am

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Who said the New York peep show is dead? (SFW)

Grannies and other residents of a Lower East Side public-housing building say they’ve been getting an X-rated eyeful since Ian Schrager’s fancy Public hotel opened next door in June — because its guests keep having sex in view of their homes.

“Guys are together, girls and girls are together. They don’t even pull the shades down,” fumed Leonor Fernandez, 68, who said her grandkids visit her at her 10 Stanton St. apartment several times a week.

The randy guests don’t just get down in beds with the blinds open, either — they’re doing it right up against the windows, residents said.

“You see them having sex all the time, hands on the window,” said Melissa Santos, a 26-year-old dental assistant who lives in Fernandez’s building. “Not like I’m a peeping Tom, but from the corner of my eye, you can see this going on four times a week.”

Schrager’s slick, 28-story, 376-room Chrystie Street inn promotes itself as “luxury for all” — although rooms start at around $225 a night — with a rooftop bar that transforms into a late-night hot spot.

“A hotel is supposed to be more than just a place to sleep — it’s supposed to make your heart beat faster,” Schrager says in an artsy promo video for the hotel. From what neighbors have witnessed, his patrons’ pulses are racing — with one telling other tenants that she saw a guy pleasuring himself in the window.

“He got up, and he was standing there” masturbating, said tenant leader Debbie Gonzales, 64, recounting the story from the resident.

Fernandez’s daughter, Chrisanta, said she is worried that her mom’s ticker won’t survive the bawdy scenes playing outside her window — along with the ruckus created by revelers who line up down the street to get into the bar.

“She doesn’t even sleep. My mom is very, very upset — she has heart problems,” she said.

At least 47 noise complaints have been lodged with 311 against the hotel since it opened, city records show.

The neighbors said they can’t always pull down their shades or blinds because their window air conditioners are running during the summer.

And the city can’t do much about their complaints, according to regulations and a legal expert. “The whole question is whether it’s going on in pubic: If you’re in your house or something [such as a hotel], you’re safe,” said Manhattan lawyer Lance Fletcher, whose firm handles public-lewdness cases.

“[The neighbors] have gotta close the blinds or look away.”

But Fernandez said hotel mangement should be the one to block out the indecent views.

“Maybe they should put in tinted windows,” she said.

The Public isn’t the only Big Apple hotel whose frisky guests put on free shows — visitors to the High Line were stunned when The Standard hotel opened up in 2009, offering views of racy in-room romps.

The Public hotel did not return a request for comment.


LOL that quote typo
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Re: Absolute randomness thread

Postby Mountaineer Buc » Fri Aug 04, 2017 11:09 pm

I'm fairly certain that if I moved to Alaska I'd get my own reality show.
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Re: Absolute randomness thread

Postby Buc2 » Sun Aug 06, 2017 4:05 pm

Mountaineer Buc wrote:I'm fairly certain that if I moved to Alaska I'd get my own reality show.

What would it be called?
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Re: Absolute randomness thread

Postby Mountaineer Buc » Sun Aug 06, 2017 5:26 pm

Buc2 wrote:
Mountaineer Buc wrote:I'm fairly certain that if I moved to Alaska I'd get my own reality show.

What would it be called?

Alaskan accountant: Frozen ledger
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Re: Absolute randomness thread

Postby Buc2 » Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:09 am

Nice! :lol:
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Re: Absolute randomness thread

Postby Selmon Rules » Mon Aug 07, 2017 4:25 pm

Mountaineer Buc wrote:I'm fairly certain that if I moved to Alaska I'd get my own reality show.

I keep expecting to see Wooden Indian (isn't he roughing it off grid?) and his mountain of "waste" on Discoverys "Homestead Rescue" show....
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Re: Absolute randomness thread

Postby RedLeader » Mon Aug 07, 2017 5:10 pm

Ouch.

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Re: Absolute randomness thread

Postby beardmcdoug » Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:07 am

RedLeader wrote:Ouch.

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lol and when you add up all those losses from those monumental american consumer staple companies, it only comes out to roughly 100 billion. There's still another nearly quarter-trillion out there that amazon has siphoned off from other companies. In only 10 years too... ****ing ouch is right lol

crazy to think how much can change in 10 years
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Re: Absolute randomness thread

Postby Mountaineer Buc » Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:51 am

beardmcdoug wrote:
RedLeader wrote:Ouch.

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lol and when you add up all those losses from those monumental american consumer staple companies, it only comes out to roughly 100 billion. There's still another nearly quarter-trillion out there that amazon has siphoned off from other companies. In only 10 years too... ****ing ouch is right lol

crazy to think how much can change in 10 years


102.4 Billion to be exact. 236 Billion is the difference after accounting for the retailers shown. $236 Billion is nearly equivalent of the Gross National product of Russia.

http://www.scaruffi.com/politics/gnp.html
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Re: Absolute randomness thread

Postby Zarniwoop » Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:18 am

lets remember this is market valuation of their stocks....it has nothing to do with revenue or profit or anything of that nature. (not to mention the PE ratio of Amazon is grossly out of line with all traditional rules of thumbs ... and out of line with their benchmark competitors)

Amazon has completely redefined the way people shop and has added an incredible amount of value in the process -- they have exponentially increased product selection (versus a traditional store), enhanced convenience and generally have reduced prices.

those three aspects are things that the financial markets greatly appreciate
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Re: Absolute randomness thread

Postby Mountaineer Buc » Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:24 am

Zarniwoop wrote:lets remember this is market valuation of their stocks....

Absolutely right. I recognized it, but failed to mention it.

That market valuation is how Bezos got the title last month of world's richest.

Seeing now that Zukerburg has made 23.1 billion year to date. He's 3 billion away from overtaking Warren Buffett for 4th.
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Re: Absolute randomness thread

Postby Zarniwoop » Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:26 am

Their current PE ratio is something approaching 190!

Its ridiculous what people are willing to pay for this.


Them and companies like Facebook completely fly in the face of the old rule of thumb of trying to invest in companies with PE's of 20 or less.
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Re: Absolute randomness thread

Postby Mountaineer Buc » Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:40 am

Zarniwoop wrote:Their current PE ratio is something approaching 190!

Its ridiculous what people are willing to pay for this.


Them and companies like Facebook completely fly in the face of the old rule of thumb of trying to invest in companies with PE's of 20 or less.

Somebody is going to short sell Amazon and make a ton of money. Hell, somebody already did! amazon fell 8% after peaking.
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Re: Absolute randomness thread

Postby Mountaineer Buc » Wed Aug 09, 2017 2:12 pm

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Re: Absolute randomness thread

Postby NYBF » Wed Aug 09, 2017 2:23 pm

Usher?
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Re: Absolute randomness thread

Postby Buc2 » Wed Aug 09, 2017 2:23 pm

Is that Usher's car?
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Re: Absolute randomness thread

Postby Mountaineer Buc » Wed Aug 09, 2017 2:28 pm

Oh, hell no!

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Re: Absolute randomness thread

Postby PrimeMinister » Wed Aug 09, 2017 2:58 pm

How the hell did they miss that?!
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Re: Absolute randomness thread

Postby Buc2 » Wed Aug 09, 2017 3:02 pm

Probably because someone (an employee maybe?) placed the sign on top of the display just so they could take a picture of it and post it all over the internet to get people worked up.
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Re: Absolute randomness thread

Postby Buc2 » Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:01 am

Mountaineer Buc wrote:Oh, hell no!

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http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ ... story.html
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Re: Absolute randomness thread

Postby NYBF » Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:59 am

"We have definite proof it was a prank," Walmart spokesman Charles Crowson told The Associated Press on Friday evening.

Crowson wouldn't say what proof the company had


OK then.
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Re: Absolute randomness thread

Postby Deuce » Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:42 pm

So every day at work, I get the feeling I need to poop sometime between 2-2:30. Apparently, that's also when the cleaning lady cleans the bathrooms on our floor. I've been in there probably 5-6 times when she's knocked, and I have to yell out "someone's in here". Then I always feel like I need to rush because she's just standing out in the hall waiting for me to get done. I was doing some work a minute ago and got that feeling again. I looked at the clock...2:09. Damn. Gonna wait until 3, maybe 3:15 to be safe.
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Re: Absolute randomness thread

Postby deltbucs » Thu Aug 17, 2017 3:18 pm

Deuce wrote:So every day at work, I get the feeling I need to poop sometime between 2-2:30. Apparently, that's also when the cleaning lady cleans the bathrooms on our floor. I've been in there probably 5-6 times when she's knocked, and I have to yell out "someone's in here". Then I always feel like I need to rush because she's just standing out in the hall waiting for me to get done. I was doing some work a minute ago and got that feeling again. I looked at the clock...2:09. Damn. Gonna wait until 3, maybe 3:15 to be safe.

I've come to realize that no matter what time I go, they will come knocking. They must clean that **** 10 times a day. 10 years ago I wouldn't mind so much, but this is a age of smart phones. I've literally conditioned myself so that I can't take a satisfying **** in less than 10 minutes. Usually more like 15-20.
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Re: Absolute randomness thread

Postby Mountaineer Buc » Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:44 am

Classified under "holy shitballs!"

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Re: Absolute randomness thread

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Re: Absolute randomness thread

Postby Mountaineer Buc » Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:42 am

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Re: Absolute randomness thread

Postby acmillis » Sun Sep 03, 2017 6:11 am

Didn't want to clog up TD with this so...

Live in Fort Myers, going to Phins game. Any one know which lot is best to park in for easy in-and-out to get home the fastest?
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Re: Absolute randomness thread

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Re: Absolute randomness thread

Postby Corsair » Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:33 pm

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