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IT WOUDA BEEN KINDA COOL . . . .

 
 
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Thu 22 Jul, 2010 06:50 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.
That 's an interesting point, Osso. In retrospect,
it seems not to be gender neutral. Over the decades,
I 've known a lot of girlfriends who preferred to WALK,
than to take cabs (with me paying the cab, of course).

That seemed to me to be the strangest thing.
I had an aunt who, during the 1930s, was very proud
of walking a great distance to save a nickel.
I thawt that was insane (not to say depraved, which 'd be too strong a description).

Admittedly, there R guys who run or who walk distances, too
(Harry Truman), but that is less usual.

MY mind naturally goes to calling a limousine or a cab; (that 's what Nature intended).





David
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Thu 22 Jul, 2010 07:31 pm
@OmSigDAVID,
TESTING:
Has this thread vanished from "New Posts" ?

If so, Y ?
ossobuco
 
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Reply Thu 22 Jul, 2010 07:55 pm
@OmSigDAVID,
Well, me, I've been involved in aspects of urban design and it's one of my keenest interests - I take the pulse of a city with a lot of walking in it. But, it's true, I probably liked walking, say in NYC, even as a child.


I do like taxis sometimes. When a2kers met in San Francisco in 2004, some fun escapades were when a bunch of us shared taxis..
boomerang
 
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Reply Thu 22 Jul, 2010 09:20 pm
@OmSigDAVID,
Sometimes they just vanish. It happens to all of us. I've had it explained to me but I didn't really get it.

Anyway....

I just came back here to say that we had a really interesting David conversation over dinner tonight. Mo made some crack about my "pen pals" and I told him one of my pals was coming to town next summer and that we would all (or some of us) probably get a chance to meet him.

And then I tried to describe David to them.

It was pretty funny.

Mo is absolutely foaming at the mouth for a chance to meet you, David.

JTT
 
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Reply Thu 22 Jul, 2010 09:35 pm
@boomerang,
Should provide for some great Show & Tell moments for Mo.

I met OmSigDave, Slimy Joe McCarthy's protege

My summertime pal, OMSigDave - Did he ruin any of your grandparents' lives?

Comparing my summer friend, OMSig and my new pet snake; the snake wins, in every category, hands down
boomerang
 
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Reply Thu 22 Jul, 2010 09:49 pm
@JTT,
I get it! Totally, I get it. I understand what you are saying. You don't like David. I get it.

David has some wacky ideas. I get it.

I don't always agree with David.

David and I have had a few knock down - drag out arguments.

David sometimes thinks I'm absolutely full of ****.

I hope you get it that I don't need your permission to do/think/feel anything for anyone, including David.
JTT
 
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Reply Thu 22 Jul, 2010 09:57 pm
@boomerang,
If I didn't state that at the outset, I should have, Boomer. You have the right to mingle with whoever you want.

If I met Dave tomorrow as a complete stranger, we could get along famously. I could even laugh at and with him on some of his wackier ideas - we all have wacky ideas, but actively seeking and planning to ruin people's lives for the flimsiest of reasons, most times, no reason at all and then to go through the rest of your own life bragging about it.

Pretty scummy thing to do, at least in my mind.
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Thu 22 Jul, 2010 11:26 pm
@boomerang,
boomerang wrote:
Sometimes they just vanish. It happens to all of us.
I've had it explained to me but I didn't really get it.
I was concerned that it might kill a vibrant, active thread,
if people did not see it nor see that their posts had been answered.
I only see it in "My Posts" but not in "New Posts".
I have no idea what happened; maybe thay 'll fix it.
I advised them in "Contact Us".

boomerang wrote:
Anyway....

I just came back here to say that we had a really interesting David
conversation over dinner tonight. Mo made some crack about my "pen pals"
and I told him one of my pals was coming to town next summer and
that we would all (or some of us) probably get a chance to meet him.

And then I tried to describe David to them.

It was pretty funny.

Mo is absolutely foaming at the mouth for a chance to meet you, David.
I feel most honored indeed, boomer.

From your posts, I almost feel as tho I know Mo,
with a high opinion of him; (and also with a high opinion
of the wonderful care that u and Mr. B r taking of him).
It occurs to me that, if u approve, with a vu toward
giving him an incentive to practice his reading skills,
I coud bring Mo a book including pictures of handguns
(inasmuch as u indicated that he is interested therein)
showing the functional differences between revolvers
and automatics (with diagrams).





David
JTT
 
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Reply Thu 22 Jul, 2010 11:37 pm
@OmSigDAVID,
I coud bring Mo a book including pictures of handguns
(inasmuch as u indicated that he is interested therein)
showing the functional differences between revolvers
and automatics (with diagrams).

I also have some excellent reading material on the use of lies, willful deceit and innuendo to force honest Americans into the poor house. It's all been fully tested and it really really works well. Just think of the career possibilities it could open for Mo.
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Thu 22 Jul, 2010 11:39 pm

I 've seen some references to JTT, who apparently has posted on this thread.
Perhaps a year or 2 ago, after quite extensive discussion of the logic
of grammar, and statements that he made against reasoning itself,
I gave up on him, not in anger, but in a sense of hopelessness,
that this person was unwilling or unable to reason; accordingly,
I put him on Ignore.

Over the years, I 've had discussions or debates
with commies, nazis, liberals, anti-abortionists, and 100% anarchists,
but that only works with people who are willing to use reason,
which JTT has rejected. I can't work with that. The Ignore button is good for that.





David
JTT
 
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Reply Thu 22 Jul, 2010 11:43 pm
@OmSigDAVID,
Quote:
I 've seen some references to JTT, who apparently has posted on this thread.


A likely story, Om.

Your admissions that you've actively supported McCarthy shows you to have zero problem with using lies as a daily form of expression.

Now this little bit of prevarication, coming right after I posted, wanna buy a bridge, Dave?
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Joe Nation
 
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Reply Fri 23 Jul, 2010 11:08 am
@OmSigDAVID,
Quote:
Do u consider it to be Opulent ?

No.
Summer evenings out in the back, I always feel like I'm in some farmer's side-yard at a big table.
Winter's,,,,the place is nicely dark AND has the added attraction of music played so quietly that you forget it's in the air.

If by opulent you mean expensive (I know you don't, I'm using this opportunity to warn others) yes. Dinner can be expensive.
So.
Go on Mondays.
Go other days and have the Prix Fixe.

Joe(order the Prix Fixe and the conversation continues through dessert)Nation
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Fri 23 Jul, 2010 11:59 am
@Joe Nation,
David wrote:
Do u consider it to be Opulent ?
Joe Nation wrote:
No.
Summer evenings out in the back,
I always feel like I'm in some farmer's side-yard at a big table.
Winter's,,,,the place is nicely dark AND has the added attraction
of music played so quietly that you forget it's in the air.

If by opulent you mean expensive
(I know you don't, I'm using this opportunity to warn others) yes.
Dinner can be expensive.
So.
Go on Mondays.
Go other days and have the Prix Fixe.

Joe(order the Prix Fixe and the conversation continues through dessert)Nation
It sounds nice.
Maybe I can put my fine dinning group in there,
if I publish a disclaimer that it is not opulent.

Apparently, I was there with my friend Marty 's
dinning group a few years ago, but I can 't remember it.
He has put his SIG into many, many different restaurants.

Is there something different about the dinning experience
on Mondays, as distinct from other days ?





David
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Fri 23 Jul, 2010 02:58 pm
@ossobuco,
ossobuco wrote:
Well, me, I've been involved in aspects of urban design and it's one of my keenest interests - I take the pulse of a city
with a lot of walking in it.
But, it's true, I probably liked walking, say in NYC, even as a child.


I do like taxis sometimes. When a2kers met in San Francisco in 2004, some fun escapades
were when a bunch of us shared taxis..
Osso, a point of Information, if I may?
I 've always been interested in how people see things
and how thay reason; its just inherently interesting, for its own sake.

How do u take the pulse of a city?
What do u look for?
What does it tell u ?
How do u apply that information in urban design ?

(I guess those r 4 points of information.)





David
ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 23 Jul, 2010 06:26 pm
@OmSigDAVID,
As you know, I'm older than dirt, maybe even older than you, David. I've been to some opulent restaurants, probably hundreds of well reviewed restaurants (oh, ok, ok, many dozens), more hundreds of, mmm, adventurous playful restaurants, more hundreds of hole in the wall places of which some portion were plain fabulous, and other restaurants just trying to get along. (think, way too much money spent on food...)

What is the deal, decor and snobism is the key? I say this because there was a decimating review of some italian restaurant in NYC within, oh, the last eight months, in the NYT, making fun of all who went there for the opulence and bad food.

Or, do you like serenity? quiet? superior service?




Beg pardon, this is surely a tangent. David and I can argue this elsewhere, Boom.
edits, I should open a thread for talking about that...
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Fri 23 Jul, 2010 09:10 pm
@ossobuco,
ossobuco wrote:
As you know, I'm older than dirt, maybe even older than you, David. I've been to some opulent restaurants, probably hundreds of well reviewed restaurants (oh, ok, ok, many dozens), more hundreds of, mmm, adventurous playful restaurants, more hundreds of hole in the wall places of which some portion were plain fabulous, and other restaurants just trying to get along. (think, way too much money spent on food...)

What is the deal,
decor and snobism is the key?
The deal is HEDONISM, Osso, to wit:
cramming as much JOY n BEAUTY into your lifetime
as u possibly CAN. The deal is to be as GOOD
to your senses of SIGHT, of SOUND and of MIND
(with best wishes to Rod Serling, Esq.) as u possibly CAN.
The deal is to have as much FUN, as u possibly CAN, consistent with reasonable security.






ossobuco wrote:
I say this because there was a decimating review of some italian restaurant in NYC within,
oh, the last eight months, in the NYT, making fun of all who went there
for the opulence and bad food.
What he had in mind qua "bad food" is open to conjecture.
Was it rotten?
Undercooked? burned?
Did the owner refuse to come to an understanding with him ?





ossobuco wrote:
Or, do you like serenity? quiet?
Well, enuf to hold a peaceful conversation; semi-humorous anecdote:
when I began my SIG, about 30 years ago, I put it into my own favorite
opulent restaurants. When those were exhausted (not to over-use them),
I tested some new ones, before deeming them to be opulent.

I subsequently tested Petrosian on 58th St, for lunch, after court
one day. It passed the test. I put my SIG in there for dinner.
I was distraught at how loud it was; the acoustics were terrible.
We had about 25 of my people in there, who found the need
to raise their voices to be heard in conversation. 3 times, I had
to rise and ask them to lower their voices: futile.
I abandoned use of it for several years.
(The acoustics have since improved.)

I abandoned use of the backyard garden of Tavern on the Green
when it began loud dance music every nite in summertime.
Sad; it was otherworldly special back there, b4 thay began
all that noise. Its out of business now.







ossobuco wrote:
superior service?
I 'm e z to get along with, as a general rule.
If the service is within reason: that 's OK.
When the service is by a cute, perky, imaginative college girl,
I have had no problem in tipping 300% or more.







ossobuco wrote:
Beg pardon, this is surely a tangent.
David and I can argue this elsewhere, Boom.
edits, I should open a thread for talking about that...
That 's OK, Osso. I began this thread in commenting upon my failure
to think fast enuf to competently address a restaurant-related
human interest situation. I don 't consider anything that u
wrote to be off topic, but if u begin that thread,
I will be happy to post to it. Shoud be interesting





David

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boomerang
 
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Reply Sat 24 Jul, 2010 07:50 am
It wasn't my thread to begin with, osso. I took it off topic with the first post and things kind of evolved from there.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 24 Jul, 2010 01:28 pm
@boomerang,
Hah, I was confused..
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Sat 24 Jul, 2010 03:52 pm
@boomerang,
boomerang wrote:
It wasn't my thread to begin with, osso.
I took it off topic with the first post
and things kind of evolved from there.
No, I had only commented on my failure to think fast enuf, in the circumstances, sadly.

I didn't really have anything else to develop on that point, so its OK.





David, the Slow Thinker
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farmerman
 
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Reply Sat 24 Jul, 2010 04:57 pm
@ossobuco,
The best restaurant IVE EVER eatn at, was this little converted Acadian style house in Chatham New Brunswick. It only served local and fresh seafood dishes cooked in a "bruto" French/Italian style . Everything was served t6o order and was quite pricey and out of the way (Nobody goes to Chatham New Brunswick). ^Theplace was called the Fine Grob su Mer and opulence nerev entered the dining experience. Opulemce, when factored into anyt equation of good or fine dining, is often a cover up or a substitute for really great food.

I used to eat at Nobus in NY when it was really good, or K Pauls in Nawlins when Prudhomme actually gave a **** about his food. As the restauranat decayed into a "Treasured landmark status", the last thing to decay ws the "opulence", mainly cause its easy to tramp up a place with the hope that nobody's notice. I remember two NY places, one a steak house called Peters Back Yard, and the other an opulent Iti restaurant called Mama Leonis. Both of which, as years went on ,deteriorated in food quality and at the ame time spent huge amounts on dumass art collections by these really bad Italian production artists who loved painting Pagliacci style clowns. I hope both of those places are now belly up.
 

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