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IT WOUDA BEEN KINDA COOL . . . .

 
 
boomerang
 
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Reply Wed 21 Jul, 2010 10:06 pm
@OmSigDAVID,
Cool beans!

I'll look forward to meeting you then!
ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 21 Jul, 2010 10:13 pm
@OmSigDAVID,
No way I can get there, but thank you for the thought.

Plus, I'm not that smart. I'd be walking the city, which is what I did with my last professional meeting, one or two times out the door with colleagues for the better part of the day, and those walks are what I remember of the meeting.

We're different, David.

I get you can't walk the city, but you can understand me doing it, then.
JTT
 
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Reply Wed 21 Jul, 2010 10:13 pm
@boomerang,
That's fair, Boomer, most people like to expand their horizons, but come on.

David, the lawyer, brags, to this day, about ruining the lives of people who think differently than him. And these scum weren't at all selective, if it was intimated that someone was a witch, then okay, that person was a witch.
JTT
 
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Reply Wed 21 Jul, 2010 10:17 pm
@ossobuco,
Quote:
but not on this thread for sure. Wrong place, jtt.


That's utter nonsense, Osso.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 21 Jul, 2010 10:19 pm
@JTT,
Take it elsewhere, jtt.
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Wed 21 Jul, 2010 10:37 pm
@boomerang,
boomerang wrote:
Cool beans!

I'll look forward to meeting you then!
Wonderful, boomer!
Since I have no opinion of available good food,
I hope to rely upon your judgment to lead us to a good eating place!

Remember, in the event that after discussion with your family
u choose to visit the Annual Gathering, my invitation remains open for all of u.
Just lemme know, if u change your mind.





David
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JTT
 
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Reply Wed 21 Jul, 2010 10:42 pm
@ossobuco,
'Kay, I'll phone you, Osso. Smile
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Wed 21 Jul, 2010 10:42 pm
@ossobuco,
ossobuco wrote:
No way I can get there, but thank you for the thought.

Plus, I'm not that smart. I'd be walking the city, which is what I did with my last professional meeting,
one or two times out the door with colleagues for the better part of the day, and those walks are what
I remember of the meeting.

We're different, David.

I get you can't walk the city, but you can understand me doing it, then.
Yes, Osso; I was never much of a hiker.
Now, I have some doubt of how much I 'm able to walk.
I have felt a sensation in my hips (not pain) but some concern.

For me, the most important aspect of the conventions
is the speakers; I 've found them to be very interesting.
I attend a lot of conventions of different groups to which I belong.

I wonder whether Portland has good taxi service.

Lemme know about your most coveted books, Osso.





David
ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 21 Jul, 2010 10:58 pm
@OmSigDAVID,
I will, but only if you promise to buy them from the used section.

This is not only that I am cheap, but that I am a big fan of moving pre-read books around, and then around again. I don't care much how tattered a book is when I get ahold of it.

I like a book with patina.

I will usually patina it more.

I can imagine you won't agree to this, David, which I'd understand.
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Thu 22 Jul, 2010 12:07 am
@ossobuco,
ossobuco wrote:
I will, but only if you promise to buy them from the used section.

This is not only that I am cheap, but that I am a big fan of moving pre-read books around,
and then around again. I don't care much how tattered a book is when I get ahold of it.

I like a book with patina.

I will usually patina it more.
Please be assured that I will not present u with a bill. The books will come from good will,
in the spirit of Will Rogers.



ossobuco wrote:
I can imagine you won't agree to this, David, which I'd understand.
Over the years n decades, it has been my practice to fund a private lending library of books
of concern to me, and also to give away some of those books
to people who I thawt shoud have them.

Before doing so, thay became "used" in the sense that
I applied a system of hierarchical markings with colored ink
to bring out portions of the text that I deemed to be of singular importance -- i.e., the reasons for those gifts,
in circulating that information.


It was my vu that I elevated n enhanced the value of those books
by marking their more significant aspects.

When I was in law school, I applied this technique with singular dedication;
it worked well. It might take me, for instance,
a day to read a statute fully thru, marking its most significant
language in colored ink, with a series of symbols
e.g., straight vertical line, or curved ( or square bracket [ or French brace { and colored stars *
to indicate the degree of importance that I shoud attribute
to the marked concept.

The next time that I read that statute, it took me 5 hours
instead of 24. The 3rd time, I had it almost perfectly memorized
(in its significant areas) and it took me maybe 90 minutes,
the point being that a USED book can have greater value
than a new, clean one.





David
ossobuco
 
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Reply Thu 22 Jul, 2010 12:43 am
@OmSigDAVID,
I don't do that with books, mostly I fall asleep with them and crumple them. Thus I like pre crupled books, so that I am not the one to mess them up.
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Thu 22 Jul, 2010 12:45 am
@ossobuco,
ossobuco wrote:
I don't do that with books, mostly I fall asleep with them and crumple them.
Thus I like pre crupled books, so that I am not the one to mess them up.
I 'm sure I did plenty of falling asleep with them too.





David
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JTT
 
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Reply Thu 22 Jul, 2010 12:57 am
@boomerang,
You picks your own poison, Boomer.

OmSigDavid still believes, to this very day, that Joseph McCarthy is/was a patriot. He not only believes that, as I mentioned, he brags about his active involvement in supporting this man in that most vile of ventures, his involvement as a lawyer or a would-be lawyer, having people punished for, well, you can read.

Quote:

McCarthyism

During the post–World War II era of McCarthyism, many thousands of Americans were accused of being Communists or communist sympathizers and became the subject of aggressive investigations and questioning before government or private-industry panels, committees and agencies. The primary targets of such suspicions were government employees, those in the entertainment industry, educators and union activists.

Suspicions were often given credence despite inconclusive or questionable evidence, and the level of threat posed by a person's real or supposed leftist associations or beliefs was often greatly exaggerated.

Many people suffered loss of employment, destruction of their careers, and even imprisonment. Most of these punishments came about through trial verdicts later overturned,[1] laws that would be declared unconstitutional,[2] dismissals for reasons later declared illegal[3] or actionable,[4] or extra-legal procedures that would come into general disrepute.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McCarthyism


What really would been kinda cool is that these people would have been held accountable for their excesses.
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Joe Nation
 
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Reply Thu 22 Jul, 2010 05:30 am
David:
You should be aware that the Trois Canards you heard was new is really an old restaurant reborn in a different (about two blocks) spot.
When you said it had been open only a month, I had the strangest feeling; was I really remembering a place called Trois Canards before it existed???.
(I used to go to the old place several times a year.)
Turns out I'm not crazy. (or AS crazy) http://blog.zagat.com/trois-canard-resurfaces-in-chelsea
It was pretty good French food back then ..... .

I went to the Chelsea Lasagna twice. It's a franchise operation like Olive Garden and the food is about as good.
meh.
Not really Italian--- the last time we went with some folks who had just returned from Italy. They tried to speak to the waiter in Italian, turned out he was from Lebanon and so was everyone else on the staff. (Just like the Patsy's around the corner on 23rd Street)
I think they think as long as it has tomato paste and oregano in it, it's Italian.

For French food in Chelsea: one word: Gascogne.
http://www.gascognenyc.com/about.html
oboy.
Joe(now I'm hungry)Nation
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Thu 22 Jul, 2010 05:52 am
@Joe Nation,
Joe Nation wrote:
David:
You should be aware that the Trois Canards you heard was new is really an old restaurant reborn in a different (about two blocks) spot.
When you said it had been open only a month, I had the strangest feeling; was I really remembering a place called Trois Canards before it existed???.
(I used to go to the old place several times a year.)
Turns out I'm not crazy. (or AS crazy) http://blog.zagat.com/trois-canard-resurfaces-in-chelsea
It was pretty good French food back then ..... .

I went to the Chelsea Lasagna twice. It's a franchise operation like Olive Garden and the food is about as good.
meh.
Not really Italian--- the last time we went with some folks who had just returned from Italy. They tried to speak to the waiter in Italian, turned out he was from Lebanon and so was everyone else on the staff. (Just like the Patsy's around the corner on 23rd Street)
I think they think as long as it has tomato paste and oregano in it, it's Italian.

For French food in Chelsea: one word: Gascogne.
http://www.gascognenyc.com/about.html
oboy.
Joe(now I'm hungry)Nation
Yeah, Joe; well, I enjoy duck; I 'll be glad to try it
sometime in the near future.

It shoud be in the near future, because it was empty,
not a soul except the young waitress.





David
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Joe Nation
 
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Reply Thu 22 Jul, 2010 06:46 am
Gascogne.
Gascogne.
Gascogne.
Joe(but I repeat myself)Nation
OmSigDAVID
 
  1  
Reply Thu 22 Jul, 2010 09:17 am
@Joe Nation,
I 'm trying to remember whether I 've been to Gascogne.

Some of my friends have been; (it was the scene of an incident some years ago).

I don 't remember whether I was there.

Do u consider it to be Opulent ?





David
Mame
 
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Reply Thu 22 Jul, 2010 11:14 am
Good Lord, David, books, and meals, trips to the zoo and conference registration - when the heck are you coming to Calgary? Smile I know (I heard) george0b1 gets up here from time to time but he's never had the pluck to call me.
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Thu 22 Jul, 2010 11:27 am
@Mame,
Mame wrote:
Good Lord, David, books, and meals, trips to the zoo and conference registration - when the heck
are you coming to Calgary? Smile
I know (I heard) george0b1 gets up here from time to time but he's never had the pluck to call me.
Jee, I don 't have a good answer for that, Mame.

How good is your zoo ?





David
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Thu 22 Jul, 2010 06:11 pm
@Mame,
Mame wrote:
Good Lord, David, books, and meals, trips to the zoo and conference registration - when the heck
are you coming to Calgary? Smile I know (I heard) george0b1 gets up here from time to time
but he's never had the pluck to call me.
If u can make it to Portland, Oregon next summer, Mame,
I 'll be honored to sponsor a free Mensa Annual Gathering Registration for u too !

Just lemme know (preferably this month b4 the price goes up).





David
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