Daily Archives: December 10, 2014

Yet Greenwich ladies travel to Cos Cob specifically to enjoy it

Rectal hydration: It’s a practice that’s at least 3,500 years old, but now some spoil sports consider it a form of torture.

That may be so, but over in Cos Cob, the ladies line up for all-natural, high colonic cleansing sessions (presumably utilizing a smooth mixture of pureed beets and celery from the Green & Tonic store next door, but that’s just a guess). And they pay for the privilege.

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If convicted, he’ll have something to carp about

The butler brought it

The butler brought it

His breath smelled of alcohol because he’d been at a beer-batter-fish fry.

A 75-year-old Friendship man facing a 10th offense drunken driving charge told a deputy he smelled like alcohol because he had just eaten beer-battered fish.

…  The deputy asked Przybyla to put out the cigarette Przybyla was smoking. The deputy then noticed an odor of intoxicants coming from Przybyla’s breath, according to the complaint.

When the deputy asked Przybyla how much he had been drinking, Przybyla replied he had not been drinking. Przybyla said he had been at a fish fry on Highway 82 and had eaten beer-battered fish, according to the complaint.

The deputy arrested Przybyla and took him to Moundview Memorial Hospital in Adams. Przybyla refused to take a blood test, stating it was against his religion…

I’m skeptical.

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When good things happen to bad people

registered-florida-sex-predator-wins-3-million-lottery-jackpot450-lb convicted pervert wins $3 million lottery.

“Okay, that was in Florida,” Ct Lottery Commissioner Francis X. Fudrucker conceded to FWIW, “but it could happen here – hey, you never know – and we’ve got lots of people just like him. Buy a ticket!”


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If you were willing to live in Weston

Bank owned property being sold at auction, $350,000 minimum. No inspections, as is, etc., but Zillow says it sold for $1.430 million in 2004, so there’s probably some value here.

"Needs some TLC"

“Needs some TLC”


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Here’s an insider case I’d love to see prosecuted

"Trust me,you'll make (another) fortune" Dick Blumenthal celebrates Teddy's candidacy

“Trust me,you’ll make (another) fortune”
Dick Blumenthal celebrates Teddy’s candidacy

SEC investigating Ted Kennedy Jr. for passing on confidential government regulatory information to his investment company’s clients.

An insider trading investigation has been launched into Ted Kennedy Jr’s former company.

The Marwood Group, a healthcare-focused consulting firm co-founded by Kennedy, received notice from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) this week.

The investigation has focused on alleged government information passed on to Marwood clients in 2010 about a new prostate-cancer treatment developed by the company Dendreon.

The agency’s staff officially notified Marwood that it plans to recommend to the full commission charging the company with civil insider trading.

Kennedy, the 53-year-old son of the late Senator Ted Kennedy, was elected in November to Connecticut’s legislature. He is the nephew of President John F. Kennedy and Robert F. Kennedy.

He served as president of Marwood for 12 years before leaving in January. He announced his candidacy for the state senate in April, and takes office in January.

Should formal charges be filed, it could be the first case in which regulators treat political intelligence, non-public information from a government source, in the same way as illegal insider information, expanding the current definition of what constitutes an illegal trade.

It’s a civil, not a criminal investigation, so far, but I say go for it.


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Jim Himes repays his creditors

Ya want my help, then pay up

Ya want my help, then pay up

His legislation, personally written for him by Citigroup lobbyists, permitting big banks to resume trading at taxpayer is risk was included in the omnibus funding bill just concocted by his peers.

The deal was announced late yesterday after Democrats accepted Republican demands [Mr. Himes, the bill’s author, is a Democrat – Ed] to ease regulations including the banking provision, a significant victory for big banks. It lets JPMorgan Chase & Co., Citigroup Inc. and other lenders keep swaps trading in units with federal backstops.

“What’s good for Wall Street is good for America,” Himes told FWIW. “Besides, I have a re-election campaign to fund.”

Mr. Himes has been attempting to get his bill passed since the day he left Goldman Sachs for Washington, elected as a “reform” candidate. “I’m just gratified to see success at last,”Himes said. “It shows that in this country, hard work still pays off – big time.”

FWIW’s pet moron, Dollar Bill, could not be reached for comment.


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Riverside sale price reported

Master Bathroom

Master Bathroom

25 Willowmere Avenue, October contract, closed yesterday at $1.900 million. There’s not much of a house here, although it’s certainly been opened up and made far more appealing than when it was cheap enough for fresh-from-college kids to rent in the mid-70s, but who needs a house when you have a view? Asked $2.495 when the listing was new.

And the view

And the view


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Gorgeous land up North Street

70 Lower Cross Rd(photo supplied by Barbieri Studios - your results may differ)

70 Lower Cross Rd (photo supplied by Barbieri Studios – your results may differ)

70 Lower Cross, 10-acres, $2.995 million. This is a fabulous, beautiful piece of property, with a perfectly decent, if plain house to live in while you build. I coveted it back in 2013, but it was priced then at $4.250, which I thought was too high (so did the market,obviously, since it didn’t sell). New agent – Joe Barbieri – and new price, but don’t buy it from Joe, who’s earned so much money this year that he confesses he has literally no idea what to do with it, and buy it through me, instead. Joe still gets his half.

UPDATE: Here’s an actual photo, taken some time ago, of what presently serves as the existing home’s back yard (that’s this property’s driveway leading up to the back portion, not someone else’s).



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Pending contract

30 Montgomery Lane

30 Montgomery Lane

30 Montgomery Lane, $2.195 million. This house has gone through three agents since 2012, when it started at $2.495 and though I usually don’t give the later agents much credit for being lucky enough to be around when the price and the market finally coincide, in this case, it looks as though the third agent convinced the owners to strip the place of its New Orleans bordello feel and go with a clean, uncluttered look; that probably helped a lot.

After, and before

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Oops! Round Hill Road may see its former residents return

Set me free, why don't you babe? Case undoubtedly headed to the Supremes

Set me free, why don’t you babe?
Case undoubtedly headed to the Supremes

2nd Circuit overturns Anthony Chiasson’s conviction on insider trading and, basically, tosses out the government’s entire theory of what constitutes illegal insider trading.

I wonder whether this means Steve Cohen can demand his billion dollars back?

(The outlines of the case involving the head of  a Greenwich hedge fund can be found here).


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The Byram pool project continues on its inexorable path

Peter Tesei Memorial Pool

Peter J. Tesei Memorial Pool

P&Z approves pool plans. The town government keeps insisting that it’s  only “studying the matter” while pressing on regardless. I’d thought that the advantage of local government was that taxpayers had a better chance to curb spending. Better, perhaps, but by no means certain, as this overriding of the citizens proceeds.

Planning and Zoning Commission Chairman Donald Heller said the pool plan looked like a good one for the community.

“One hell of a job,” he said, and the approval was unanimous.

He forgot to add,”Brownie”, but the message is clear.


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Perhaps 1L students should attend basketball camp the summer before matriculating

"It's just so..so..sad!"

“It’s just so..so..sad!”

Despite crushing losses, the UConn men’s basketball heads into final exam week.

STORRS — While the UConn players go searching for answers in the classroom this week, Kevin Ollie will be looking for them on the court.

After Friday night’s 45-44 loss to Yale, the Huskies (3-3) are .500 for the first time under the head coach and on just their second three-game losing skid. UConn is tied for its worst start since 1986-87 when it started 3-3 in Jim Calhoun’s first season and finished 9-19.

“We offered to delay exams for them,” Ollie told FWIW, “and we provided a trauma-recovery room, staffed by psychiatrists and grief counselors and equipped with snuggies and bwankies, but except for a couple of Harvard law students who stopped by on their way to a protest in New York, no one used them. Our guys are gonna tough it out.”


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