Mark Your Calendars! (maybe)

Gideon Fountain writes:

A happy assemblage of Chris Fountain readers, greeting their hero's return! (That's Fudrucker in the little red jumper on the left)

Rumor has it that Christopher Fountain will return to For What It’s Worth sometime on the afternoon of Friday, October 21st.

If we are to believe any of various reader-guesses, by that date Chris will have

1.  Completed his prison sentence.

2.  Recovered from heart surgery.

3.  Recovered from plastic surgery.

4.  All of the above.

5.  None of the above, he just got tired of doing nothing.

As an added bonus, if he plays his cards right, he may be picked up and whisked back to Greenwich, CT in a brand-spanking-new Jaguar XJL!  Maybe there’ll even be a photo of the happy journey, who knows?

Stay, as they say, “tuned”.

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17 responses to “Mark Your Calendars! (maybe)

  1. Libertarian Advocate

    Yee Haw! Alleluia! Yippie ki-yay! Coherence returns to FWIW! Nothing personal Gid.

  2. High Watch

    Guess you’re not going to publish option 6.

  3. 6) Visiting Mickey Sherman to swap lawyer stories.

  4. Peg

    It can NOT be soon enough!!!!

    Hope you are doing OK, Christopher – and get your rear end back here as soon as you can!!

  5. Let Them Eat Cake

    I think he just got tired of camping out at Zucotti Park

  6. Anonymous

    i’m guessing he went hunting or fishing

  7. Cos Cobber

    The cats out of the bag. We all know now that CF went to Wyoming for one last hunt before skipping to Thailand for life changing plastic surgery. The reason the entire trip is a secret is because he did this while serving a 21 day house/blog arrest for the GAR. But rather than CF wear the ankle bracelet, Leatrice has worn it the entire time to dupe the monitor. Thanks Mom.

  8. CatRocker

    We’ve missed him, but I can’t help hoping that he might have mellowed, just a little…..even if he has it will last all of two days! Congrats to you guys in his absence, different is always good, but looking forward to some acerbic attacks soon…..

  9. Historian

    Thanks for the update on Christopher’s return. And, thanks for all the relevant and informative RE postings and discussion.

    This weekend’s NY Times had a good article on the Manhattan rental market… http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/16/realestate/rents-in-manhattan-rebound-to-record-highs.html?_r=1&scp=1&sq=rental%20rate%20manhattan&st=cse

    The article notes that vacancy rates are falling and rents are rising. Do you have an idea if the same dynamic is playing out in Greenwich ? Also, do you have an idea if renters have played a meaningful part in buying Greenwich homes this year ? The renters that I know seem to fall into three categories: (1) die hard renters, who view buying RE now as “catching a falling knife”, (2) the something-for-nothing-crowd, who look to pile in five or six people into homes that comfortably fit a family of four and (3) the choosy shoppers, who won’t make a move unless they get exactly what they want (which means they’ve been renting for longer than they expected).

    • Gideon Fountain responds:
      “Historian”: Seems to me you’ve summed it up very expertly. And yes, the Greenwich rental market is strong, no doubt at the expense of the sale market. I would describe rental rates as “holding steady” as opposed to actually rising, but it’s October, so we won’t really be able to tell if prices are rising till around March or later.

  10. Fred2

    I’m looking forwards to see him strapped to the bumper of the jag.

  11. The General

    Chris – Looking forward to your return.

  12. Khiori

    Well…I’d say, “AMEN!”

    Except…CF does know that Harold Camping has stated the world is going to end? On October 21?

  13. Cos Cobber

    I gather I said the magic word with my last entry, hence no post.

  14. Sound Beacher

    http://www.thedailygreenwich.com/news/gas-line-fire-closes-greenwich-road

    Here is news CFwould want to comment on. He better make sure the old homestead is still standing, or you should Gideon.

  15. Georgie

    Fabulous….I hope his wit, bite, and caustic humor—is intact. Well, and also his compassion—which he clearly is a softie at heart. Thanks for the update.

  16. Cobra

    Sound Beacher..the driveway shown to the right in the illustration you posted certainly does look like that of the old Fountain home.