Daily Archives: August 4, 2012

Who needs a chart when you got this GPS thing aboard?


Of course, charts or GPS, you have to know how to use them. Two idiots sink 36′ boat on reef off Cockenoe Island. Who’d have thought that you might need water to float a 36′ power boat?

Just today a friend of mine in the Coast Guard told me just what a criminal lawyer once said when I complained about the stupidity of our clients: “if they weren’t dumb, we’d be out of business.”


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Set your alarm, head for Times Square, turn on your TV

“we were in the neighborhood so …”

Mars Explorer set to touch down, if all goes well, at 1:31 this morning. I think you can watch it here, but I understand it will be live-cast in Times Square and for those of you who have one, on television.

UPDATE: Aw heck, turns out that 1:31 AM is meant as Monday morning, not Sunday. Is that using centimeters instead of inches?


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Gays demand tolerance!

(From Legal Insurrection)

Harass, (try to) humiliate homeless street preacher at Chick-fil-A “love in”. I wonder how many people like me who couldn’t have cared less about gay marriage just a few days ago are now wondering who these people really are?


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It’s official: the Greenwich real estate market sucks

I mean, you could have been learning that here all along, but if you weren’t paying attention or just wanted to wait for official confirmation, Greenwich Time breaks the news to its readers today. John Cooke, an excellent agent, doesn’t share my own doubts about the fall market and perhaps he’s right. Perhaps.

John Cooke, the broker who compiles the data for Prudential, said he is optimistic about the second half of the year. The 82 sales in June were approaching 2006 and 2007 numbers, when there were 93 sales that month in both years, Cooke said. They didn’t touch the 114 sales in June of last year, but the spike was attributed to the increase in the state’s real estate conveyance tax that went into effect July 1, 2011.

“I see buyers out there, and of course there are still listings to be sold,” Cooke said. “I think we’re leading into the fall market in a strong position.”

I’ve been having a great year and I hope it continues, but looking at the future through a macro-economic lens, I’m saving my money.


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Lowlife imitates art

I blame Bush

Fired drive-through bully explains:

[Rachel], you should know that I never planned to say the things I said to you that day, and how I said them. I planned to peacefully participate in the August 1st YouTube post where Jackson Pearce asked people to simply order a large water to show support for the gay community.

But when I got to your window, after seeing all the people in and outside the restaurant that came to support Chick-fil-A, I lost it. I just lost it. I couldn’t believe the number of people came out to support a corporation that associates themselves with anti-gay groups, like Exodus International and the American Family Association.

(From Forrest Gump) Boyfriend Wesley explains to Jenny why he had to smack her around:

Jenny? Things got a little out of hand. It’s just this war and that lying son of a bitch Johnson and…


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