Bad Karma

Bad Karma

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4 days ago @ Crasstalk - Hump Day Open Thread · 0 replies · +4 points

Back then it was superior because you didn't have to lug the hoover from room to room. But with the hi efficiency vacs nowadays I'm not so sure it does a better job. It was convenient though. But that 12 foot hose was like dealing with a boa constrictor sometimes.

4 days ago @ Crasstalk - Hump Day Open Thread · 3 replies · +16 points

A public service announcement for your morning:

4 days ago @ Crasstalk - Hump Day Open Thread · 4 replies · +6 points

The central vacuum is located in the basement or closet of some kind. Each room has a recepticle connected to it that opens and when you attach the vacuum hose it turns on and everything you vacuum gets sucked down to the basement. The hose is like 12 feet long or something.

5 days ago @ Crasstalk - Hump Day Open Thread · 0 replies · +2 points

It's been a long time, but I've had them in a couple of places.

5 days ago @ Crasstalk - New Dawn Open Thread · 1 reply · +5 points

Working on Times Square in the late 70s was the best fun I've ever had at a job, although I'm sure Covenant House must have been crazy back then.

5 days ago @ Crasstalk - New Dawn Open Thread · 1 reply · +10 points

One etched-in memory from the early 80s: waiting for someone by the fountain at Lincoln Center where an old woman struck up a conversation. She survived the concentration camp and talked about the need for music and how it kept her alive during the worst. She lifted her arm as if to conduct and I saw her number. That type of cultural touchstone just doesn't exist in NYC any more.

6 days ago @ Crasstalk - New Dawn Open Thread · 0 replies · +12 points

6 days ago @ Crasstalk - New Dawn Open Thread · 1 reply · +5 points

Only $11, 269 a month and that includes a Home Depot bathroom vanity! What's going on with the shower hose? Looks like it's connected to the sink.

6 days ago @ Crasstalk - New Dawn Open Thread · 8 replies · +7 points

When I first moved to New York there were still ethnic neighborhoods and places like SRO hotels where the elderly could live, maybe not great, but they were still in New York. Chelsea and Hells Kitchen were Hispanic. East Village was Polish and Italian. A melting pot. It was great.

That old time New Yorker was right. Can you imagine a 70 year old living in Manhattan on Social Security? Just thinking about it makes me laugh.

Is there still any manufacturing done in Manhattan? When I lived in Tribeca there were still small factories everywhere. I used to dumpster dive for menswear woolens that got tossed

1 week ago @ Crasstalk - Finally the Weekend Op... · 0 replies · +8 points

And the look on Trump's face...like he's ready to explode. At the end of the conference, Johnson tried to walk ahead of Trump and that did not go well.