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#31 GG Mora

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Posted 29 September 2004 - 03:39 PM

GG Mora's avatar is causing me serious confusion :D

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Yeah, me too. :huh:

As soon as I'm a real member, I'll upload a real avatar.

Or did you mean my sig?

#32 Vanessa

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Posted 29 September 2004 - 03:44 PM

No it's the avatar - generally associated with another member here.

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Posted 01 October 2004 - 03:06 PM

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#34 Robert Schonfeld

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Posted 02 October 2004 - 10:55 PM

Adjacent to one another on the 47th Street promenade: a protest against the regime in Myanmar, and a guy playing polkas on an electric keyboard.
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#35 Rail Paul

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Posted 02 October 2004 - 11:19 PM

Adjacent to one another on the 47th Street promenade: a protest against the regime in Myanmar, and a guy playing polkas on an electric keyboard.

This could be a counter-protest.

It's possible polkas are a favored music form of the generals in the myanmar government, and the guy is supporting them.

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#36 Daisy

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Posted 05 October 2004 - 05:12 PM

As I was walking to the subway this AM, I was greeted by the sight of a large and beautiful horse. Now, horses are not unheard of in my nabe---I live close by the police stables. But this horse was standing placidly smack in the middle of the sidewalk, tethered to the support poles of the scaffolding surrounding a large apartment building. It was right in front of D'Agostino's. Perhaps the officer had popped in for some oats.
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#37 Orik

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Posted 05 October 2004 - 05:25 PM

Adjacent to one another on the 47th Street promenade: a protest against the regime in Myanmar, and a guy playing polkas on an electric keyboard.

That's a particularly surreal corner of the city - last week there were the Burmese protestors/hunger strikers (only one of them left yesterday), the Falun Gong with their plastic displays of the 7,834,323 methods of torture used by the chinese govt., a demonstration against some African nation's dictator and a probable government agent from the same nation taking pictures from a safe distance. The people at the coffee shop there were telling the former head of the Iraq oil program that Asian demonstrators are particularly shameless about purchasing foot long hot dogs and eating them in front of hunger strikers from their own nation.
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#38 Rose

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Posted 05 October 2004 - 05:47 PM

My building......wrapped in white cheesecloth....all 20 stories. Looking out the window makes the world seem.....uh.......other-worldly (whatever that means). I have to live this way until APRIL 2005! CT here I come.
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Posted 05 October 2004 - 05:50 PM

Adjacent to one another on the 47th Street promenade: a protest against the regime in Myanmar, and a guy playing polkas on an electric keyboard.

That's a particularly surreal corner of the city - last week there were the Burmese protestors/hunger strikers (only one of them left yesterday), the Falun Gong with their plastic displays of the 7,834,323 methods of torture used by the chinese govt.,

I've been seeing the Falun Gong people everywhere in the city during the last month. Any reason they've been stepping up their protests?
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#40 GG Mora

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Posted 05 October 2004 - 05:59 PM

Yesterday I had lunch with the mother of my stepdaughter's best friend. Total Earth Mother...spends her days taxiing kids to 3 different schools, soccer/piano/ballet practice, all in her VW bus. The whole family is vegetarian, except when Dad brings home fresh-killed venison. Mom breast-fed the youngest until she was three. Delicate, wispy Irish features with a spray of pale freckles. But the heavy Queens accent always threw me.

Imagine my surprise when, in explaining how they came to live in Vermont, she gave me the whole story of her former life as an NYC subway cop. Why she's retired (with disability) from the force: she got into a tangle with a pregnant crack-head who was in the middle of a full scale freakout down in the 'bway. Bitch bit a monster hole in my friend's arm before tossing her down the stairs, ruining one knee and dadly damaging the other.

My favorite line from the exchange (when I asked how she freed herself from crack whore's bite):

"I broke her fuckin' nose. With my fist."

#41 Daisy

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Posted 05 October 2004 - 06:03 PM

My building......wrapped in white cheesecloth....all 20 stories. Looking out the window makes the world seem.....uh.......other-worldly (whatever that means). I have to live this way until APRIL 2005! CT here I come.

You could pretend you are participating in Christo's latest project.....
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#42 Vanessa

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Posted 05 October 2004 - 06:11 PM

My building......wrapped in white cheesecloth....all 20 stories.  Looking out the window makes the world seem.....uh.......other-worldly (whatever that means).  I have to live this way until APRIL 2005!  CT here I come.

You could pretend you are participating in Christo's latest project.....

Eh, you took the words out of my fingers!

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...it actually comes down to what thrills you - Hugh Johnson

authenticity is a fog that recedes just when you think you may be getting near it - R Schonfeld

The most political act we do on a daily basis is to eat - Prof J Pretty

this city without boundaries we all share - zigzackly


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Posted 05 October 2004 - 06:28 PM

The woman who thought it was appropriate to wear a tight t-shirt to the office emblazoned with the words "Silicon Free."

And she was.


#44 Daisy

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Posted 05 October 2004 - 06:38 PM

:D

We have a dress code here, but it's pretty loosey-goosey. Especially in the summer. But there are a couple of gals here who routinely show up looking surprisingly like hookers. An exposed navel piercing and extraordinarily short skirt were I believe the catalysts for the implementation of a dress code in the first place in the summer of 2003.
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#45 Robert Schonfeld

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Posted 05 October 2004 - 06:42 PM

Adjacent to one another on the 47th Street promenade: a protest against the regime in Myanmar, and a guy playing polkas on an electric keyboard.

That's a particularly surreal corner of the city - last week there were the Burmese protestors/hunger strikers (only one of them left yesterday), the Falun Gong with their plastic displays of the 7,834,323 methods of torture used by the chinese govt.,

I've been seeing the Falun Gong people everywhere in the city during the last month. Any reason they've been stepping up their protests?

The UN General Assembly, a surreal thing all by itself.
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