Daily Archives: January 17, 2012

How do I get the listing?

 

Does sex still sell?

Greece will let out the Acropolis to raise drachmas for debt.  That’s the whole shebang, Parthenon included. I see (tasteful) toilet bowl ads and in view of the site’s extreme age, maybe a plug for Depends. Walt and I can come up with a million of uses for these stones, just watch.

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Occupy Washington demo is a bust.

 

Cole Stangler drops by from the State Department to lend support and have his braces adjusted

Fizzles in the drizzle. 10,000 predicted, 200 show up. “My little brother took Dad’s  Benz,” one would-be protester moaned when interviewed at Starbucks. “I’m like, what, gonna take the Metro?”

I did enjoy our government radio, NPR, covering the non-event. After admitting that the crowd was, er, “sparse”, the young lady reporting read off various signs she could find: “No authority”, “legalize marijuana”, “Occupy Wall Street’, and so on and then concluded, “all different viewpoints are here”. Only an NPR staffer could look over a puddle of muddle-headed pot heads and their like-minded friends and perceive a plurality of views. Our tax dollars at work.

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Arizona bans Caliban

Just foreclose the state and give it back to the Apache

No Tempest for school children in the Grand Canyon state. A tempest in a teapot, really; school kids don’t read anything anymore and certainly not Shakespeare.

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2007 was definitely NOT the year to buy Greenwich real estate

78 Doubling  Road, new 2006 construction that sold in 2007 for $8.6 million, has been returned to the market at $7.495. That’s a recognition that we’re in a different market now, but it will be interesting to see whether it is enough of such recognition.

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Lake Avenue spec house cuts price $945,000

A good start, I suppose. 542 Lake Avenue, the old Grannick property, has cut its price from $6.595 million to $5.650. Judging from the listing pictures it looks pretty nice, if a bit standard for these homes (I wonder:  if a tipsy Wall Street warrior came home to the wrong house and wrong family one night, would anyone notice?) but I confess I haven’t visited. This came on last April and I can’t see the point of wasting time and gas to see something that, as in this case, will still be around a year later and at a lower price.

I sometimes ponder why all spec builders insist on originally listing their projects at unattainable prices but I suppose that if they weren’t dreamers, they wouldn’t be building houses on spec.

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Pemberwick Puma Pummeler

 

"I'm dumping this sucker off in Byram"

New Army rifle shoots programmable  grenades 500 yards around trees, walls, barricades.  I don’t know if Peter Alexander has tried one of these babies out but I’m sure that when the mountain lions return, he’ll be ready

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A know nothing interviews a nobody. Perfect symmetry

So I never worked a day in my life - who's the dummy, then?

Okay, I’ll admit that I’ve never heard of Ryan Seacrest but when I read that he is going to interview Joe Biden, I looked him up. As I suspected, there’s nothing there. The guy’s a college dropout (NTTAWWT), a top 40 radio DJ and hosts a reality show, the perfect combination for conducting a shallow, superficial interview with an empty suit like Joe Biden. The days of bread and circuses are upon us. Or is that a plague of locusts?

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