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  •  True Story of NYC in 1971: I walked out of (5+ / 0-)

    my hotel, bought a coffee and a newspaper, and there was a guy standing by the newspaper stand smiling. So, i said, "Good morning." And he looked at me and said "Good-fucking-morning to you too."

    Best morning salute ever

    That's what i call a New York City attitude.

    Don't give a damn a/t each & every politician currently alive in the US. Last time i voted for the top part of the ballot was 1972. Never missed SB election

    by Mutual Assured Destruction on Sun Nov 15, 2009 at 11:20:57 PM PST

    •  LOL (1+ / 0-)
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      Another retort: "What's good about it?"

    •  Better one, in the early 80s. (1+ / 0-)
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      I was walking from the Port Authority to Grand Central.  I was a kid and freaking out.  I had a cheap suitcase and just wanted to get to CT.  A crack dealer who was working his hos took pity on me and said, "sweety, do you need me to get you cab?"  And he did.  For no reason.  Just to be a good guy.

      Republicans want to take our country back; Democrats want to take it forward.

      by DrJeremy on Mon Nov 16, 2009 at 12:41:26 AM PST

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    •  John Callahan cartoon on the difference (0+ / 0-)

      between NYC and LA. In New York, a guy says "Fuck you!" and he means "Have a nice day." In L.A., a guy says "Have a nice day" and he means "Fuck you!"

      He who distinguishes the true savor of food can never be a glutton, he who does not cannot be otherwise. - Thoreau

      by the fan man on Mon Nov 16, 2009 at 05:18:04 AM PST

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    •  Here's one: 80's walking down Flatbush Ave (0+ / 0-)

      a homeless guy squatting next to newstand asked my friend for some money. My friend gave him a quarter, which as we walked away, the guy threw back at my friend yelling "your contribution is not big enough".

      He who distinguishes the true savor of food can never be a glutton, he who does not cannot be otherwise. - Thoreau

      by the fan man on Mon Nov 16, 2009 at 05:22:33 AM PST

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      •  During the blackout July 1977 (1+ / 0-)
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        I was in a movie theater in Times Square. We were staying in Brooklyn and we got out of Manhattan because some of the "bums" stood in the middle of intersections to direct traffic. By the time we got to Brooklyn and driving down Flatbush Ave, many of the stores had been looted (well not the grocery store since they couldn't get the iron gates open). The funniest sight was seeing a mannequin with only some of the clothes taken. I guess these looters were particular.

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