Daily Archives: January 15, 2015

For someone who considers communism to be the Jesus-approved system of economic and political organization, this rewrite of Matthew 5:38 isn’t too surprising.

batmanchangecatholicPope Francis: “Dis my mudda, I puncha you in the kisser!”

By way of example, Pope Francis referred to Alberto Gasparri, who organises papal trips and was standing by his side aboard the papal plane.

‘If my good friend Dr Gasparri says a curse word against my mother, he can expect a punch,’ Francis said, throwing a pretend punch his way.

‘It’s normal. You cannot provoke. You cannot insult the faith of others. You cannot make fun of the faith of others.’

Following the attacks on Charlie Hebdo in Paris, many people have defended the satirical magazine for publishing cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed.

But the Pope said there was a limit to free speech when it concerned offending someone’s religious beliefs.

He said: ‘There are so many people who speak badly about religions or other religions, who make fun of them, who make a game out of the religions of others.

‘They are provocateurs. And what happens to them is what would happen to Dr Gasparri if he says a curse word against my mother. There is a limit.’

Sounds as though poor Raif Badawi shouldn’t expect succor or sympathy from His Popiness.

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I hope this doesn’t give the Greenwich Association of Realtors any ideas

Raif Badawi

Raif Badawi

Saudi blogger Raif Badawi sentenced to 1,000 lashes and ten years in jail for operating a free speech website.

These would be our allies and friends, the Saudis.

Saudi

 

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It’s back again

50 Indian Head Rd

50 Indian Head Rd

50 Indian Head Road, $3.199, has been returned to the market after the Christmas break. When I first saw this, some 600+days ago, it was priced at $4.1 million and, upon exiting, I told the cop directing realtor traffic that I was sure I’d see him there again the next year. Turns out, it’s almost two years now, and that’s what a bad price will do for you.

You could certainly redo this house, carving out a new kitchen, for instance, reconfiguring some of the rooms, and replacing all the mechanicals, but it was originally priced as though all that had been done; better to place a realistic price on a project home and hope you can entice someone to undertake the project. As it is, I’d say this is worth whatever 0.7 acres on Indian Head Road is worth – which in fact is probably not too far from where this is now priced.

kitchen 2

kitchen

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Riverside waterfront sale

25 Pilot Rock

25 Pilot Rock

Never listed, but 25 Pilot Rock Lane has sold for $19 million. Almost two acres with spectacular views down the Sound to the NYC shoreline. It’s a 1957 house, and I’m guessing this sale has more to do with the land than the house that sits on it.

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(A bit of) Real Estate News, finally

39 Doubling Road

39 Doubling Road

39 Doubling Road, bank-owned and asking $3.459, reports a contingent contract. I’ve been going on about this property for years. The previous owners paid full asking price: $6.250 million for it in 2007, which was either the result of a insanely zealous buyer or a grievous failure of representation by their agent (it was an in-house deal), but still, a great location, and a house that could either be restored and brought back to its 1930s beauty for, say, $3 million or so, or replaced. I’d guess this is going to close at $3.0 or so, which would be a very decent buy.

294 Round Hill Rd

294 Round Hill Rd

294 Round Hill Road, 4.2 acres on the Merritt Parkway, has sold for $1.6 million, asking price of $2.495. House is pleasant, but bland, and will probably not live to see the summer solstice. I’m not a fan of Merritt properties, but someone was obviously willing to overlook that drawback.

10 Spring House

10 Spring House

And, also from the “don’t say I didn’t tell you about this” file (39 Doubling came from the same drawer), 10 Spring House Road, off Round Hill and across from #294, has been reduced again, and is now asking $3.995 million. This is a 1935 house, badly redesigned and expanded, on six acres. It’s across the street from the Merritt properties on Will Merry Lane, and set far enough back off the road to make noise a minor issue. Great land, and the existing house could be redone, I think, to make it a very nice home. It’s been on the market for five years, beginning at $8.9 million back in 2010. That was a stupid price; this new one makes sense.

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Which is why this blog makes no claim on the subject

Tight fit

Tight fit

Woman sues pantyhose maker because she fails to reach orgasm with its product.

A Queens woman thought a new pair of stockings that promised an “orgasmic” experience would rock her world — but they left her as frustrated as a selfish lover.

So now Meng Wang is suing, claiming in a new Brooklyn federal class-action suit that she was duped into believing she’d get some good vibrations from the pair of black “shaping tights” she bought at an Elmhurst Duane Reade for $7.64 after seeing an ad for the Kushyfoot product.

The Web ad features a woman sashaying around in the Canadian company’s hose cooing “highly sexually charged phrases’’ such as, “That’s the spot!” and “Oooh, yes!’’ while background singers croon “I feel super satisfied, super satisfied!,’’ the suit says.

The softly moaning woman is “literally show-stopping, causing male and female passersby alike to stop in their tracks to look at her with their mouths agape,’’ the document says.

The ad was “supposed to indicate that she’s getting a massage through her pantyhose,’’ her lawyer, C.K. Lee, told The Post.

Unfortunately, the hosiery turned out to be “just socks,’’ he lamented.

Here at FWIW we’re a family-oriented blog; what you bring to (or under) the table is up to you, so don’t blame us if your day is a sexual dud.

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