Daily Archives: November 14, 2011

They’ll be occupying Harvard Yard

Yale cancels sex festival – The students weren’t up to it?

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Boo hoo

Oh, oh oh, it's Magic!

The basketball players have cancelled their season (did you know they haven’t been playing?) I put this right up there with the Hindenburg disaster and the cancellation of the hockey season a decade (?) ago.

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What tripe

Gather 'round the chitlins pot

In offal news from Britain, supermarkets are returning cow stomaches and other such fare to their “meat” departments so that pensioners can relive the gourmand days of WWII rationing. Butter hurry up – these deals won’t last past Thanksgiving!

UPDATE: from Wikipedia, we learn that there is another use for this stuff.

In 1809 Richard Thomas Dudman and Edward Wood were convicted of a “conspiracy” to commit sodomy, and sentenced to two years’ imprisonment and to stand for one hour in the pillory, where they were pelted with offal supplied by the butchers of Newgate and Fleet Markets.

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Soft market? Jack up the price!

Undeterred by the lack of sales in the high end, including his own, the owner of 45 Farwell Lane has raised its price from $8.250 to $9.125 million. This house, on six acres with eight baths two pools (indoor and outdoor) and a tennis court, sold for $3.85 in July, 2010. The buyer updated those baths and other parts of the place and returned it to the market nine months later. Potential buyers apparently couldn’t quite see the $4.4 million of improvements but perhaps their vision will expand now that the price is an additional $900,000 higher. Hey, ya never know.

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And another contract

Riverside, 35 Bramble Lane. Last asking price was $1.250, it sold for $1.480 in 2008.

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Well, maybe

191 North Street (no picture yet) has come up for sale asking $2.799 million for a 1968 house, unrenovated. The listing suggests that there are subdivision possibilities, which may account for the seller’s price, but there could be problems with that – perhaps I’m wrong. Or perhaps the land is spectacular – I haven’t seen it yet.

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A contract

54 Highmeadow Rd, Old Greenwich (off of Laddin’s Rock) has gone to contract: asking price, $2.3 million. Nice house and renovated in 2008. $2.3 would be a record for the street.

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Why there’s a Tea Party

“60 Minutes” : Congressmen getting rich trading on inside information. This is actually old news – every study ever done shows that Congressmen’s investments beat the DJA and the performance of professionals year after year, and why not? They can do what Rajamatazz did, only they aren’t going to jail for it because they have exempted themselves from the law (as they have for almost every other law). Republicans and Democrats all have their snouts in this trough, by the way.

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Jimmy Carter redux

It's not me, it's you

Obummer says we’re lazy – Instapundit begs to differ:

UPDATE:  It’s not laziness:“What this is, is the opening shots in the inevitable decay of a Socialist economy. When productivity starts dropping and there are fewer resources available for redistribution, the leadership notes that the people aren’t working as hard as they used to. The obvious conclusion is that the people have gotten lazy, and the nomenklatura then start on a campaign to get people to work harder and more effectively. Look up some political posters from the USSR of the Twenties and Thirties for examples.  It isn’t true. What’s happening is that people are working more virtuously — in Socialist class-warfare terms.”  They’ll be going after hoarders and wreckers, next.

Myself, I expect killer rabbits.

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