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2012-10-30 01:24:24 AM

sethen320: Dafatone: sethen320: adambuck: sethen320: 12349876: sethen320: 12349876: sethen320: Category 1 storm with extras on the side...not farking end of the world. Get a grip people.

The storm surge is much more than a normal Category 1 and is creating unprecedented flooding in many areas.

Oh, I didn't realize. Where?

lower Manhattan for starters

Oh...that sucks. I hate to tell you this, but there are other parts of this country which get hit by that or even more much more frequently...and they don't get the luxury of sitting up at night posting "oh my god...the lights flickered...i'm sooooo scared" (because they are usually hit by MUCH more severe weather).

Tell you what...I'm in Houston. How about you give me my farkin space shuttle back and I'll trade you a few generators along with 3 cases of MREs. Otherwise, piss off and go drum up sympathy somewhere else. Stop bein a little biatch. By the way, I knew you'd mention NYC or Manhattan...surprise!

Did someone run out of beer? Calm the fark down. Your right it may not be important to you, you may care more about what color tie Mitt Romney wears, but your on fark. You clicked the link. It was your choice, if you don't like it LEAVE.

Hate Romney (actually he freakin scares me). But seriously, people are freaking out over a storm which is going to cause a few days' inconvenience and the several weeks of rebuilding work (which will be done by a small group of them) and then they can boot up the Macs and get back to posting attention-whoring pics of the city "rebuilding".

The house I grew up in just got taken out. Go fark yourself. Seriously. Largest flood in the history of NYC and your only response is "meh, other places have disasters too."

Seriously? Your house was taken out and the first thing you thought to do was teach me a lesson on Fark? I think you have some business to get in order. I'm sorry about what happened.


You... already responded to this once? Get your being annoyed about people being upset about floods in order.

Posting on Fark was not the first thing I did. Like I said, I don't live there. I'm pretty far away. Not much I can do beyond making sure my family is safe.
 
2012-10-30 01:24:52 AM

Lollipop165: #1 - You were in Times Square. No one lives in Times Square unless you are a masochist. Hell, I spent a lot of my childhood in Midtown East and even just a few blocks east it is a different would from Times Sq.


I've been to Manhattan before, and have seen a lot more the previous time. It's quite walkable, but every damned apartment around Central Park seems to be 40+ floors. And to sub-lease somebody's closet in one of those places probably costs $2000. Also, the cops all looked like they grabbed some homeless person off the street and slapped a uniform on them. And yes, there is something of a "Hey, I'm walkin' heah" attitude, not as over-the-top, but still there.

On the other hand, it's fun to see world-famous places like Central Park, the World Trade Towers (first visit, natch), Grand Central, the library with the lions next to Bryant Park, the big-ass Toy 'R' Us, the surprisingly big subway/underground mall thingie near Rockefeller Center. Again, good place to visit, but...well, you know the cliche.


#2 - You most likely wouldn't make it as a successful artist without spending at least some time in NYC, London, or somewhere like that. Where do you think the people are to buy/sell your paintings?


I'm not a painter; the great thing about inventing your own sub-genre of art is that you're automatically the world's expert by default :) A surprising number of my gigs are in offbeat places like Rancho Cucamonga, California (BTW, the one location was, I kid you not, located at the intersection of Jack Benny Boulevard and Rochester Avenue). Even places like the Quad Cities have their quirks, and the University of Arizona in Tucson is mind-blowing in its architecture.

On the other hand, places like Sunset Boulevard are over-rated and I was sorely disappointed that the La Brea tar pits were just a small greasy pond taking up a small portion of the LACMA campus.


#3 - The fact that you are comparing a place like NYC to a place like Las Vegas just made me realize the futility of discussing this.


Why not? NYC is trying just as hard to be as over-the-top as Vegas, and vice versa. I think gambling is dull and don't care much for all the idiot drunks on the Strip or the occasional over-zealous security dude, but the absolute mind-blowing architecture on the Strip makes it all worth it. I was there in 2008 and 2011 and in three years, they added a couple of new mega-casinos, a new tramway, a really cool mall near the Monte Carlo (?) and another cool mall down the Strip towards the Stratosphere. And the Bellagio always freaks me out--about a zillion Chihuly (sp?) glass works on the ceiling and just an all-around beautiful place to visit. And, of course, I'm a real sucker for all the all-you-can-eat buffets where you can find stuff you can't get in Noo Yawk. There's no way I'd ever live in Vegas, but it's cool to visit for a few days before burnout sets in...
 
2012-10-30 01:27:30 AM

quickdraw: Omahawg: christ, i feel bad for folks any and everywhere when something bad happens to them for no damn good reason

/feels bad a lot

Me too. Empathy can be a rough trait to have but it's rewarding as well. I get to feel others joys as well as their pain. Makes competition no fun whatsoever though.

/feel bad when I win
//fell worse when I lose


exactly. what the hell is wrong with these people?

my disaster is worse than your disaster! neener neener! I am a petulant child who should be spanked and put to bed without supper

jesus h. rodriguez....
 
2012-10-30 01:27:32 AM

sethen320: Leonard Washington: sethen320

Any reason you're trying to win Asshole of the thread award?

/From the south on the Coast that gets way more storms than Texas
//go sleep it off man

Asshole, or honesty?

C'mon...it's not like you haven't thought what I'm saying.


No I haven't, I'm not am Asshole, I wouldn't threadshiat a story about snow in Texas.
 
2012-10-30 01:31:09 AM

Evil High Priest: Good goal! 'Madding', btw.


By the time I make it to Hawaii again, I'll probably be too old to dive or anything fun :) 'Madding'? I'll remember that. Wasn't that Hardy or some other Brit dude?
 
2012-10-30 01:31:38 AM

robohobo: Ah, New York. Couldn't have happened to a nicer town.


Yeah. I'm just glad that it didn't happen in some shiathole truck stop town in Kansas.
 
2012-10-30 01:31:45 AM

Omahawg: quickdraw: Omahawg: christ, i feel bad for folks any and everywhere when something bad happens to them for no damn good reason

/feels bad a lot

Me too. Empathy can be a rough trait to have but it's rewarding as well. I get to feel others joys as well as their pain. Makes competition no fun whatsoever though.

/feel bad when I win
//fell worse when I lose

exactly. what the hell is wrong with these people?

my disaster is worse than your disaster! neener neener! I am a petulant child who should be spanked and put to bed without supper

jesus h. rodriguez....


They are just trolling. I figure its because they are such bitter little pills that they have nothing better to do.
 
2012-10-30 01:33:28 AM

shower_in_my_socks: I'm "with" people in the NE as much as I can be, and I hope everyone makes it through this OK. It seems like southerners are having a lot more fun at your expense right now than anyone on the West Coast.


I haven't read the entire thread, so I don't know how many people exactly were mocking, but I've been checking out conservative sites for their comments, and there's a significant portion of people cackling with glee that this was America's punishment for not executing homosexuals, that it will be the final nail in Obama's reelection coffin, and they're generally unhappy that a hundred-year flood is distracting the country from the attacks on the Libyan consulate.

People are snorkeling in Brooklyn and the first thought for many people is "I hope this doesn't help the president in any way."
 
2012-10-30 01:33:53 AM

Dafatone: sethen320: Dafatone: sethen320: adambuck: sethen320: 12349876: sethen320: 12349876: sethen320: Category 1 storm with extras on the side...not farking end of the world. Get a grip people.

The storm surge is much more than a normal Category 1 and is creating unprecedented flooding in many areas.

Oh, I didn't realize. Where?

lower Manhattan for starters

Oh...that sucks. I hate to tell you this, but there are other parts of this country which get hit by that or even more much more frequently...and they don't get the luxury of sitting up at night posting "oh my god...the lights flickered...i'm sooooo scared" (because they are usually hit by MUCH more severe weather).

Tell you what...I'm in Houston. How about you give me my farkin space shuttle back and I'll trade you a few generators along with 3 cases of MREs. Otherwise, piss off and go drum up sympathy somewhere else. Stop bein a little biatch. By the way, I knew you'd mention NYC or Manhattan...surprise!

Did someone run out of beer? Calm the fark down. Your right it may not be important to you, you may care more about what color tie Mitt Romney wears, but your on fark. You clicked the link. It was your choice, if you don't like it LEAVE.

Hate Romney (actually he freakin scares me). But seriously, people are freaking out over a storm which is going to cause a few days' inconvenience and the several weeks of rebuilding work (which will be done by a small group of them) and then they can boot up the Macs and get back to posting attention-whoring pics of the city "rebuilding".

The house I grew up in just got taken out. Go fark yourself. Seriously. Largest flood in the history of NYC and your only response is "meh, other places have disasters too."

Seriously? Your house was taken out and the first thing you thought to do was teach me a lesson on Fark? I think you have some business to get in order. I'm sorry about what happened.

You... already responded to this once? Get your being annoyed about people being upset about floods in order.

Posting on Fark was not the first thing I did. Like I said, I don't live there. I'm pretty far away. Not much I can do beyond making sure my family is safe.


I hope they are safe. Good luck.
 
2012-10-30 01:35:15 AM

Lollipop165: #2 - You most likely wouldn't make it as a successful artist without spending at least some time in NYC, London, or somewhere like that. Where do you think the people are to buy/sell your paintings?


That actually is one of my beefs with the art situation in NYC, though interestingly it doesn't apply as well to London or Paris. It's the extreme provincialism of the people involved with art, the dealers, galleries and buyers in a time where there's no justification for it. Sure when traveling 500 miles was a major trip, it did work, but these days? Not so much. Also the way many galleries in NYC are run leaves something to be desired. Though that applies to galleries all over to some degree so it's not purely a an NYC thing it's just more concentrated there and more harmful. Course these days actual art collectors are almost non-existent, there really just speculators whose only concern is what can make them a buck. And some have advisers whose nominal purpose is to find the "good stuff" when in fact many advisers just take them to whatever galleries they get kick backs on sales from.
 
2012-10-30 01:37:21 AM
Alright, I'm going to bed. Stay safe, everyone. Good night.
 
2012-10-30 01:39:24 AM

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: I've been checking out conservative sites for their comments, and there's a significant portion of people cackling with glee that this was America's punishment for not executing homosexuals, that it will be the final nail in Obama's reelection coffin, and they're generally unhappy that a hundred-year flood is distracting the country from the attacks on the Libyan consulate.



Yeah, but to paraphrase Ann Coulter, those people are retards.
 
2012-10-30 01:39:53 AM
Sorry to interupt the douchebaggery going on here, but does anyone know of any NY TV News live streams?
Thank you. You may continue with your my-penis/disaster is bigger than your penis/disaster debate.
Idgits
 
2012-10-30 01:43:49 AM

sethen320: Dafatone: sethen320: Dafatone: sethen320: adambuck: sethen320: 12349876: sethen320: 12349876: sethen320: Category 1 storm with extras on the side...not farking end of the world. Get a grip people.

The storm surge is much more than a normal Category 1 and is creating unprecedented flooding in many areas.

Oh, I didn't realize. Where?

lower Manhattan for starters

Oh...that sucks. I hate to tell you this, but there are other parts of this country which get hit by that or even more much more frequently...and they don't get the luxury of sitting up at night posting "oh my god...the lights flickered...i'm sooooo scared" (because they are usually hit by MUCH more severe weather).

Tell you what...I'm in Houston. How about you give me my farkin space shuttle back and I'll trade you a few generators along with 3 cases of MREs. Otherwise, piss off and go drum up sympathy somewhere else. Stop bein a little biatch. By the way, I knew you'd mention NYC or Manhattan...surprise!

Did someone run out of beer? Calm the fark down. Your right it may not be important to you, you may care more about what color tie Mitt Romney wears, but your on fark. You clicked the link. It was your choice, if you don't like it LEAVE.

Hate Romney (actually he freakin scares me). But seriously, people are freaking out over a storm which is going to cause a few days' inconvenience and the several weeks of rebuilding work (which will be done by a small group of them) and then they can boot up the Macs and get back to posting attention-whoring pics of the city "rebuilding".

The house I grew up in just got taken out. Go fark yourself. Seriously. Largest flood in the history of NYC and your only response is "meh, other places have disasters too."

Seriously? Your house was taken out and the first thing you thought to do was teach me a lesson on Fark? I think you have some business to get in order. I'm sorry about what happened.

You... already responded to this once? Get your being a ...


Thanks.
 
2012-10-30 01:45:25 AM

Dafatone: sethen320: Dafatone: sethen320: adambuck: sethen320: 12349876: sethen320: 12349876: sethen320: Category 1 storm with extras on the side...not farking end of the world. Get a grip people.

The storm surge is much more than a normal Category 1 and is creating unprecedented flooding in many areas.

Oh, I didn't realize. Where?

lower Manhattan for starters

Oh...that sucks. I hate to tell you this, but there are other parts of this country which get hit by that or even more much more frequently...and they don't get the luxury of sitting up at night posting "oh my god...the lights flickered...i'm sooooo scared" (because they are usually hit by MUCH more severe weather).

Tell you what...I'm in Houston. How about you give me my farkin space shuttle back and I'll trade you a few generators along with 3 cases of MREs. Otherwise, piss off and go drum up sympathy somewhere else. Stop bein a little biatch. By the way, I knew you'd mention NYC or Manhattan...surprise!

Did someone run out of beer? Calm the fark down. Your right it may not be important to you, you may care more about what color tie Mitt Romney wears, but your on fark. You clicked the link. It was your choice, if you don't like it LEAVE.

Hate Romney (actually he freakin scares me). But seriously, people are freaking out over a storm which is going to cause a few days' inconvenience and the several weeks of rebuilding work (which will be done by a small group of them) and then they can boot up the Macs and get back to posting attention-whoring pics of the city "rebuilding".

The house I grew up in just got taken out. Go fark yourself. Seriously. Largest flood in the history of NYC and your only response is "meh, other places have disasters too."

Seriously? Your house was taken out and the first thing you thought to do was teach me a lesson on Fark? I think you have some business to get in order. I'm sorry about what happened.

You... already responded to this once? Get your being annoyed about people being upset about floods in order.

Posting on Fark was not the first thing I did. Like I said, I don't live there. I'm pretty far away. Not much I can do beyond making sure my family is safe.


I think I got too wrapped up in the generalizations and forgot the individuals.

I'm sorry and I hope your family is ok.

Still not a fan of NY though, but we can debate that next week.
 
2012-10-30 01:48:59 AM

Psycat: I've been to Manhattan before, and have seen a lot more the previous time. It's quite walkable, but every damned apartment around Central Park seems to be 40+ floors. And to sub-lease somebody's closet in one of those places probably costs $2000. Also, the cops all looked like they grabbed some homeless person off the street and slapped a uniform on them. And yes, there is something of a "Hey, I'm walkin' heah" attitude, not as over-the-top, but still there.

On the other hand, it's fun to see world-famous places like Central Park, the World Trade Towers (first visit, natch), Grand Central, the library with the lions next to Bryant Park, the big-ass Toy 'R' Us, the surprisingly big subway/underground mall thingie near Rockefeller Center. Again, good place to visit, but...well, you know the cliche.


In your post, you explained your appreciation of Manhattan's Toys R Us, the lions at Bryant Park (not the books mind you, but the lions) and Las Vegas's malls.

I just don't think we see eye to eye on these things.
 
2012-10-30 01:49:44 AM

sethen320: Dafatone: sethen320: Dafatone: sethen320: adambuck: sethen320: 12349876: sethen320: 12349876: sethen320: Category 1 storm with extras on the side...not farking end of the world. Get a grip people.

The storm surge is much more than a normal Category 1 and is creating unprecedented flooding in many areas.

Oh, I didn't realize. Where?

lower Manhattan for starters

Oh...that sucks. I hate to tell you this, but there are other parts of this country which get hit by that or even more much more frequently...and they don't get the luxury of sitting up at night posting "oh my god...the lights flickered...i'm sooooo scared" (because they are usually hit by MUCH more severe weather).

Tell you what...I'm in Houston. How about you give me my farkin space shuttle back and I'll trade you a few generators along with 3 cases of MREs. Otherwise, piss off and go drum up sympathy somewhere else. Stop bein a little biatch. By the way, I knew you'd mention NYC or Manhattan...surprise!

Did someone run out of beer? Calm the fark down. Your right it may not be important to you, you may care more about what color tie Mitt Romney wears, but your on fark. You clicked the link. It was your choice, if you don't like it LEAVE.

Hate Romney (actually he freakin scares me). But seriously, people are freaking out over a storm which is going to cause a few days' inconvenience and the several weeks of rebuilding work (which will be done by a small group of them) and then they can boot up the Macs and get back to posting attention-whoring pics of the city "rebuilding".

The house I grew up in just got taken out. Go fark yourself. Seriously. Largest flood in the history of NYC and your only response is "meh, other places have disasters too."

Seriously? Your house was taken out and the first thing you thought to do was teach me a lesson on Fark? I think you have some business to get in order. I'm sorry about what happened.

You... already responded to this once? Get your being a ...


I love the city, but I can understand it not being for everyone. I live in South Dakota. I don't really need to be sold on the rest of the country.

Plus, if you want to talk about areas that get ignored, you can start with the rest of the NY area when there's a major storm. But that's a conversation for after they get power back to the hospitals and whatnot.
 
2012-10-30 01:52:45 AM

Dafatone: sethen320: Dafatone: sethen320: Dafatone: sethen320: adambuck: sethen320: 12349876: sethen320: 12349876: sethen320: Category 1 storm with extras on the side...not farking end of the world. Get a grip people.

The storm surge is much more than a normal Category 1 and is creating unprecedented flooding in many areas.

Oh, I didn't realize. Where?

lower Manhattan for starters

Oh...that sucks. I hate to tell you this, but there are other parts of this country which get hit by that or even more much more frequently...and they don't get the luxury of sitting up at night posting "oh my god...the lights flickered...i'm sooooo scared" (because they are usually hit by MUCH more severe weather).

Tell you what...I'm in Houston. How about you give me my farkin space shuttle back and I'll trade you a few generators along with 3 cases of MREs. Otherwise, piss off and go drum up sympathy somewhere else. Stop bein a little biatch. By the way, I knew you'd mention NYC or Manhattan...surprise!

Did someone run out of beer? Calm the fark down. Your right it may not be important to you, you may care more about what color tie Mitt Romney wears, but your on fark. You clicked the link. It was your choice, if you don't like it LEAVE.

Hate Romney (actually he freakin scares me). But seriously, people are freaking out over a storm which is going to cause a few days' inconvenience and the several weeks of rebuilding work (which will be done by a small group of them) and then they can boot up the Macs and get back to posting attention-whoring pics of the city "rebuilding".

The house I grew up in just got taken out. Go fark yourself. Seriously. Largest flood in the history of NYC and your only response is "meh, other places have disasters too."

Seriously? Your house was taken out and the first thing you thought to do was teach me a lesson on Fark? I think you have some business to get in order. I'm sorry about what happened.

You... already responded to this once? Get your being a ...

I love the city, but I can understand it not being for everyone. I live in South Dakota. I don't really need to be sold on the rest of the country.

Plus, if you want to talk about areas that get ignored, you can start with the rest of the NY area when there's a major storm. But that's a conversation for after they get power back to the hospitals and whatnot.


Cool. I'll see ya around later this week.
 
2012-10-30 01:52:59 AM

HoleChicken: Alright, I'm going to bed. Stay safe, everyone. Good night.


Me too, and same to all.

Sorry to hear about the house, Dafatone, but I'm glad your family is safe.
 
2012-10-30 01:59:55 AM

WhyteRaven74: WorldCitizen: . NYC is the center of global culture and finance

It actually isn't either of those really.


Well it is home to the financial district that flushed our economy down the toilet so they have that going for them.
 
2012-10-30 02:08:03 AM

Isildur: Sebastian: The locusts are swaying, but the oaks all still seem steady.




/I know, I know, the tree. It just seemed funny in my head


Lol. I'm glad you electricity and suffificient internets tubez to post that. I will show my husband and he will laugh. Hopefully, when we wake up tomorrow it won't be too bad around our house.

I haven't heard any branches snap and the worst seems to be over.

XO-Farkers, stay safe please.
 
2012-10-30 02:10:45 AM

dantre: Are you kidding me about New Yorkers?

They're some of the best damn people on this planet -- New York is social Darwinism at its finest. 99% of the people NOT born into New York can't hack it out there -- it takes the most resilient, creative, intelligent, and successful people to deal with that lifestyle.

Your comfy tech job outside of New York? Unless you're truly gifted and can produce, you're unqualified to hack it in New York. It attracts the best and brightest -- people who aren't afraid to compete with the best to make just enough money to live barely comfortably in a city that attracts bar-none the greatest talent on this planet.

There is no lifestyle on this planet that rivals New York. Quit being jealous. I'm moving back in December and can't wait. Once you spend a few years there, no where else can compare.


You're dreaming. New York is full of all types. The people you described are there. Also welfare bums, welfare cheats, murderers, thieves,scam artists, and sick farking bankers and financiers.

It takes a lot to live there, but don't kid yourself. The majority deserve to make it through the storm, in a karmic sense. But that city has a shiat-ton of evil bastards, too.
 
2012-10-30 02:45:02 AM

Lollipop165: skullkrusher: that was just the opposite. I had homeless guys outside of Port Authority stopping me just to ask how I was doing. That shiat was bizarre.

NYC - Greatest City on EarthTM

And the hugging? Goddamn I must have hugged 100 strangers at Union Square that day.

/seriously, I never got were the "Nyers are dicks" thing comes from. I don't want to chat with you on the subway. Got out of my farking way when I am walking. Don't farking cut me in line. But need a hug? No problem.


NYers are actually quite nice. I visited Manhattan last winter, and ended up chatting with some people on the subway. The drivers were considerate of pedestrians, which really surprised me. But then, I come from the Maryland part of DC Metro (MoCo) where people are maximum assholes and evil drivers. I would love to live in NYC instead of this biatchfest.
 
2012-10-30 05:12:09 AM

Lollipop165: In your post, you explained your appreciation of Manhattan's Toys R Us,


What I do for a living is very toy-related and I check out toy shops for new ideas. And the Toys "R" Us on Times Square is pretty damned cool, almost as cool at the National Museum of Play in Rochester.


the lions at Bryant Park (not the books mind you, but the lions)


Good thing you weren't making a snarky implication that I'm some illiterate--I'm actually in the middle of writing an epic time-travel novel in addition to my art. I didn't go in the New York Public Library because it was closed. Hell, nearly all the libraries in Minnesota are open on Sundays--I guess NYC hasn't made the big time yet.


and Las Vegas's malls.


If you really paid attention to my previous post, I'm very interested in architecture. And, again, the two new malls I saw in Vegas were really dazzling in design and I didn't really care much for the stores in them.


I just don't think we see eye to eye on these things.


Of course not. I don't have the pseudo-intellectual's burden of trying to impress people with my snobbish taste in things.
 
2012-10-30 05:15:44 AM

dantre: Are you kidding me about New Yorkers?

They're some of the best damn people on this planet -- New York is social Darwinism at its finest. 99% of the people NOT born into New York can't hack it out there -- it takes the most resilient, creative, intelligent, and successful people to deal with that lifestyle.

Your comfy tech job outside of New York? Unless you're truly gifted and can produce, you're unqualified to hack it in New York. It attracts the best and brightest -- people who aren't afraid to compete with the best to make just enough money to live barely comfortably in a city that attracts bar-none the greatest talent on this planet.

There is no lifestyle on this planet that rivals New York. Quit being jealous. I'm moving back in December and can't wait. Once you spend a few years there, no where else can compare.


OTOH, stay far away if you are not an insufferable social darwinist prick.
 
2012-10-30 07:15:07 AM
New York sucks so I don't care.
 
2012-10-30 08:28:49 AM

Lollipop165: Marine1: We're separated by two oceans and speak a different language. New Yorkers and other people on the coasts can't use that excuse with the other parts of the country.

Trust me, very few NYers are unaware of things that happen abroad. Many of us are immigrants or first gen's. We call London our sister city (and Londoners feel the same). More metro area NYers have a passport than anywhere else in America. Yeah.... its just the rest that the rest of the world is more interesting than Des Moines or Tulsa :-)

Not that we can't live without our wheat fields and orange groves and so on. Again, I'm not trying to be a dick... its just that it is a different mentallity :-)

/America... fark ya!


Tulsa and Des Moines are horrible points of comparison. People in KC and St. Louis look down upon those places because they are boring.
 
2012-10-30 10:26:15 AM

monstera: What does a yankee Lootie look like anyway?

/don't rebuild
//Obama's Katrina?
///comes in 3's


Yankee lootie went to Best Buy
Lugging on a Sony,
Stuffed an iPhone down his pants
And back he went to Coney.
 
2012-10-30 10:27:11 AM

dantre: Are you kidding me about New Yorkers?

They're some of the best damn people on this planet -- New York is social Darwinism at its finest. 99% of the people NOT born into New York can't hack it out there -- it takes the most resilient, creative, intelligent, and successful people to deal with that lifestyle.

Your comfy tech job outside of New York? Unless you're truly gifted and can produce, you're unqualified to hack it in New York. It attracts the best and brightest -- people who aren't afraid to compete with the best to make just enough money to live barely comfortably in a city that attracts bar-none the greatest talent on this planet.

There is no lifestyle on this planet that rivals New York. Quit being jealous. I'm moving back in December and can't wait. Once you spend a few years there, no where else can compare.


As an IT banking consultant, I have to laugh at the entire spew above. My entire career involves being called in to fix other people's disasters when they are totally incompetent. The majority of my work involves fixing self-inflicted catastrophes caused by "best and brightest" in New York. My hourly rate is at a level that makes most investment lawyers blush.

You do realize that most of the world's top mathematical hedge funds are not located in New York? You do realize that the top paid banking IT consultants live outside of New York and only fly to the city on contracts? If the population in New York were 'resilient, creative, intelligent, and successful people' and everyone else was 'unqualified to hack it in New York' then all of those first class seats would be empty that fly in people to fix your IT problems. I guess most do not believe that 'no lifestyle on this planet that rivals New York'. ... or maybe your post is just an example of why the rest of the world is so dismissive of New Yorkers - they are just like Apple fan boys with the arrogance & smug but several decades of IQ lower.
 
2012-10-30 02:06:56 PM

Sebastian: Isildur: Sebastian: The locusts are swaying, but the oaks all still seem steady.

/I know, I know, the tree. It just seemed funny in my head

Lol. I'm glad you electricity and suffificient internets tubez to post that. I will show my husband and he will laugh. Hopefully, when we wake up tomorrow it won't be too bad around our house.

I haven't heard any branches snap and the worst seems to be over.

XO-Farkers, stay safe please.



Glad you enjoyed it. I hope everything is fine at your end.
 
2012-10-30 06:01:35 PM

Dafatone: The house I grew up in just got taken out. Go fark yourself. Seriously. Largest flood in the history of NYC and your only response is "meh, other places have disasters too."


Tons of folks are reading these threads because we actually do care.

Did you still have family living in the home? Are they okay?
 
2012-10-30 06:19:37 PM

WorthNoting: Dafatone: The house I grew up in just got taken out. Go fark yourself. Seriously. Largest flood in the history of NYC and your only response is "meh, other places have disasters too."

Tons of folks are reading these threads because we actually do care.

Did you still have family living in the home? Are they okay?


His dad lived there, but is ok (see this post of his and this one).
 
2012-10-30 06:45:17 PM

The more you eat the more you fart: The house I grew up in just got taken out. Go fark yourself. Seriously. Largest flood in the history of NYC and your only response is "meh, other places have disasters too."

That times 20,000 and you know what the people in just ONE new orleans neighborhood went through.

go fark YOURself.


I realize you're probably trolling, but just in case you aren't: That makes no sense, if you have no evidence he was ever callous about Katrina victims.
If you're being sincere, you're an asshole for kicking someone when they're down. Even if you're trolling, you're still an asshole for treating a real person in a stressful situation as a source of amusement.

Either way, he can take solace in the fact that however bad things get, at least he's not like you. I've heard it said that when Jack London heard that an arsonist with a grudge had set fire to London's almost-completed new house, London came over and sat outside while he calmly watched it burn to the ground. Asked by someone why he didn't seem more upset, London replied something like "Well, I have a certain amount to be thankful for. I'm fortunate to be the man whose house burns down, rather than be the sort of man who would set it alight."

A healthy person can pick himself up and move on from a destroyed structure. One can't so easily escape the weight of one's own character.
 
2012-10-31 07:57:30 PM
Water recedes.
 
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