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Josh Karpf

Member Since 27 Aug 2006
Offline Last Active Jul 09 2019 01:26 PM

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In Topic: Mad Magazine?

04 July 2019 - 05:38 PM

I was allowed to read/buy Mad comics only in convenience-store book-rack paperback digests, because Mom felt the magazine was too trashy as a whole.


The joke was on her. No one was thriftier, or more eager for her children to learn more about the world. Instead she paid far more for much less. All randomly out-of-date too, with jokes about Adlai Stevenson two decades after he had run for president.

In Topic: Micromanage My Life

04 July 2019 - 12:24 AM

Follow-up to my query here, for which Tubbs had recommended Goffle Road Poultry Farm for my fellow Brooklynite looking to buy new backyard chickens:


She was surprised to find the farm business in a house, with a couple of chickens running out the front door. But a flying-bird's-eye view shows a more commercial-looking property on a mixed light-industry/residential road. The store was super clean, and the staff -- farmers or not -- super helpful.


She bought ten young laying hens plus two decorative extra-fluffy marshmallow-white nonlayers. She cooks them their food daily -- no scraps -- and she gets several eggs a day, and I assume what passes for love in chickens, in return.


They are delicious. We've been promised a dozen every two weeks. 



In Topic: Today I played...

03 July 2019 - 06:05 PM

You're very welcome.


My own sole ringtone is one of the two canonical ice-cream-truck melodies, to torment children.

In Topic: X and its legacy

03 July 2019 - 01:12 PM

"In the late 1970s and early ‘80s, from Sacramento to San Francisco, some of the state’s most important punk venues were actually Chinese and Filipino restaurants. At eateries like Sacramento’s China Wagon and Kin’s Coloma, or San Francisco’s Mabuhay Gardens, now-iconic bands such as X, the Germs, and Black Flag played some of their most memorable early gigs. . . . Unbelievably, the Hong Kong continued dinner service as usual during gigs, which took place almost every night."

In Topic: Today I played...

03 July 2019 - 01:07 PM

Kentucky Department of Agriculture ringtones


I appreciate the tractor, but I'm most fond of the chainsaw and the whip.