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Video Of ConEd Station On FDR And 14th Street Exploding

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Moments ago the Emergency Services were hit with the following disturbing update:


See it happen in real time: fast forward to 3:10 in the clip below to see an underwater power station explode.


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Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:16 | 2930022 Thomas
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This has gone viral. I got first tweet because everybody is over at Twitter rocking. Twitter is the coolest way to watch news in real time. The networks totally suck. They are showing crap stock footage from this afternoon. Head back to Twitter. Nothing to see here.


BTW-I am at @DavidBCollum. I could use some followers that are not pornbots.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:24 | 2930068 Zer0head
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curious how the lights in the foreground and background didn't even flicker and continue to be on

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:26 | 2930074's picture


Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:49 | 2930158 flacon
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Krugman just (Charlie) MUNGERED in his pants. 

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:01 | 2930187 Thomas
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Well my little attempt at humor landed like a brick!

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:27 | 2930283 flacon
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Failed to make me (Charlie) MUNGER in my pants. LOL! Hey, is the stock market open tomorrow? 

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 02:53 | 2930617 economics9698
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Gangs Plan Hurricane Looting Spree Via Twitter

Paul Joseph Watson
October 29, 2012

Scores of Twitter users have flooded the social networking site announcing their plans to go on looting sprees once Hurricane Sandy makes landfall, as the New York National Guard announced it would put troops on duty in Long Island to prevent such activity.

22 LR allow you to keep distance and are quite.


Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:09 | 2930227 Placerville
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You beat me to it!

Definitely on the same wavelength though.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 04:21 | 2930671 monkeyboy
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Fark! That's the biggest meth lab explosion I've ever seen!

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:27 | 2930079 e1618978
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I googled the plant - it generates steam, not electricity.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:51 | 2930166 knukles
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Talk about redirection by the MSM, for some reason (I don't know, it is what it is) CNBS and CNBS World been showing olde clips of American Greed and associated horseshit tonight with no Asian financial coverage.

That plant makes hot air.... mayhaps some hot air losses over in Englewood Cliffs, hopea hopea hopea

Must gots to make the disaster BIG to make sure Victory Celebration of Messiah and His Heros of Capitalism Ring Throughout the Land Saving New York!
Praise be to (ya'll know the fucking list) etc., etc., etc


(strains of FDR newsreels accompanied by joyous peasantry singing "Happy Days are Here Again")

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 02:58 | 2930623 TruthInSunshine
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"I googled the plant - it generates steam, not electricity."


Steam is used to generate electricity.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:54 | 2930172 unununium
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Natural disaster leads to explosion.  Just like Fukushima.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 06:35 | 2930732 mckee
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We need more steam

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 00:40 | 2930487 SWIFT 760
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Mossad get around, protected by their CIA/FBI brethern. 

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:33 | 2930092 FiatFapper
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You're right, they seem to loop the same generic crap.

Whole new World @ twitter; some fascinating links - Sandy from space, pics

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:46 | 2930147 TeMpTeK
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Sandy was an inside job..


Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:50 | 2930161 Iocosus
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helped by HAARP

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 00:02 | 2930388 SafelyGraze
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helped by welsbach seeding?


there is no such thing as a "journal of weather modification"

and even if there were, no one would write about kickstarting an atmospheric perturbation

long jet engines


Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:52 | 2930169 Overfed
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What's wrong with porn-bots? When I was a teenage kid, I dreamed of building a porn-bot. The sadness of an unfulfilled dream is sometimes almost overwhelming. :-(

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:03 | 2930194 Thomas
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Sorry. Maybe it was picking on pornbots that got the junk...or maybe not.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:27 | 2930281 Overfed
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Wasn't me.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:18 | 2930261's picture

Weird Science.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:07 | 2930219 Gringo Viejo
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Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:14 | 2930025 financial apoca...
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Diwali is here early!

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:19 | 2930028 TruthInSunshine
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The Bernank just had an emergency press conference and claimed that the explosion referenced destroyed the underground vault that held Germany's gold reserves-- a significant portion of which Germany requested repatriation of recently (being kept under bailment by the New York Branch of the Fed as custodian).

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:06 | 2930211 ebworthen
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Melted it, and the rats came to get warm, and died, then rabid packs of dogs and cats and rats ate the rats with the gold on their fur.

Only hope is to confiscate moo-shu pork and kung pao chicken from Chinese food restaurants but a Wok gets pretty hot.

Bullish for gold and tungsten plated Woks!

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 01:21 | 2930546 Never One Roach
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Sounds about right.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 07:59 | 2930822 BigJim
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Yes, NOAA will announce that spectographic analysis shows the 'white light' is actually german gold in gaseous form exploding out of the NYFRB vaults, never to be seen again.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:15 | 2930030 maxw3st
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Fortunately this video was shot from a safe distance. Like across the river.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:17 | 2930254 DeadFred
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Kinda looked like Baghdad in the good old days.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 02:33 | 2930603 Kimo
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Shock and Awe, Baby!

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:17 | 2930035 americanspirit
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Damned terrorists - I knew it. They hate us for our electric lights.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:19 | 2930037 Capitalist
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Explosion was really an Israeli "dry run" air strike on an Iran power plant attack.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:18 | 2930038 BDF_NYC
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You get better news on the web than from the moron TV stations.  Not one station has reported on the lower Manhattan blackout.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:43 | 2930134 maxamus
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You get better hoaxes as well....

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:18 | 2930039 trichotil
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Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:18 | 2930040 Schmuck Raker
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Wow! Let's just pray nobody got killed.


Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:20 | 2930047 LongSoupLine
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you sure that's not FRBNY's printers being shifted into hyperdrive?

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:55 | 2930173 cynicalskeptic
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Fed doesn't print - Bureau of Engraving and Printing prints - though they're printing less and less it seems. 

It COULD be trillions of electrons representing all that new electronic money being crreated.  The computers can't handle the load...

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:20 | 2930051 Debtonation
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But how will the masses watch Oprah and charge their Chevy Volts?

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:16 | 2930238 Zero Govt
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thought both had been retired, one due to persistent and consistent success (Opra), the other for persistent and consistent failure (Volt)

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:21 | 2930055 JLee2027
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14th street? Then half of Manhatten must be under water.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:24 | 2930063 maxamus
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Boom goes the dynamite.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:24 | 2930065 zorba THE GREEK
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That was just another meth lab going up.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:22 | 2930266 Zero Govt
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there's so much toxic shit in NY it could be anything

this is a global toxic nuclear pump and dump 'centre of excellence' the storm front just adds to the thrill of high risk kamakazi bankers

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:26 | 2930072 BlueCollaredOne
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The power going out in NYC?

Ain't nobody got time for dat.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:26 | 2930073 moonstears
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Hope all are well at the plant, but doubt it! Damn!

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:09 | 2930225 hardcleareye
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I am sure the operators are hunkered down and not in harms way, a lot of these guys (and some gals) have come from the Navy so are used to things becoming fubar.....  just a browning of the pants moment....

I would not want to be picking up the tab for those repairs.....  it is a 660 MW combined cycle dual fuel turbine (siemens?) plant, I wonder if what you saw was the back up gen set (electric side) going up in smoke, it was kinda big flash (s) for that? Did any other sections of the city go black with this mishap? Hmm no more de watering pumps...  lots of delicate instruments and equipment that don't like brine water.....  very bad. very expensive......

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 02:44 | 2930611 Mesquite
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Looked to me like Electric Arcing, probably some large Transformers envolved..

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 08:01 | 2930827 BigJim
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Siemens, huh?

I guess water and Stuxnet don't mix. 

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:27 | 2930077 Kastorsky
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Iran did it

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:28 | 2930081 lolmao500
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Coney Island 'completely under water'. Not at all accessible.

Coney Island hospital reported on fire. Engine crew refusing the call. Cannot access.

Not good.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:28 | 2930083 Insideher Trading
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Bush's fault.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:30 | 2930086 HuangJin
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Relax, ZH. Don't join the hyperventilating crowd, please. This was not an explosion. This was nothing but a huge electrical arc, probably when the salt water caused a short circuit in the high voltage lines. Spectacular, yes. Disturbing, no. Short circuit, yes. Explosion, no.

After the power station's fuse blew as it should, there wasn't even fire left. It will however certainly require some serious work to get the power plant working again.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:33 | 2930094 lolmao500
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Yep. High voltage line going boom.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:34 | 2930096 Insideher Trading
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It was an arc blast.

Arc blasts are explosions especially on a high voltage transformer located at the power plant.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:41 | 2930122 Critical Path
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When copper instantaneously goes molten at a few 10k degrees you can be sure its an explosion, don't kid yourself. 

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:43 | 2930128 butchtrucks
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Jeezus - more hype and BS. It's an arc blast.  It can happen with backyard generators.  But no - this is Sandy - the most overyhyped weather event in US history.  Therefore a run-of-the-mill arc blast = a nuclear explosion.  Armaggedon is just round the corner!

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:51 | 2930165 hardcleareye
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This ain't no "backyard generator"....  and the lead time to replace those transformers can be many months...... can you say "rolling brown outs" this winter??????

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:26 | 2930280 Zero Govt
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Butch  -  how can this be "over-hyped" ..the photos of a swimming pool previously known as Ground Zero, the flooding tube, rivers in the financial destrict and other NY streets 

there comes a time when too much Valium is bad for you mate

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:34 | 2930312 nofluer
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Looked like maybe a substation transformer popping off... or as above - arcing HV lines. Surely didn't see an explosion...

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:38 | 2930109 lolmao500
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The new Romney campaign ad... hilarious.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:47 | 2930153 Bunga Bunga
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And Romney is joking about rising sea levels in his closet right now.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:38 | 2930110 Banksters
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I hear salt water is good for electronics.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:40 | 2930112 azengrcat
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If your name is John Connor, get the fuck outta Dodge....

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:41 | 2930118 q99x2
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Later tonight the 25 foot waves on lake Michigan should wipe out the Chicago exchange HFT computers.

Then we will see what volume is really like.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:44 | 2930136 Critical Path
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I'm on Lake Michigan just north of Chicago, I can tell you the leaves on the tree's are barely quivering in the wind at the moment.  Its going to take a major change to get those wave heights to 25 feet, although I am very interested in seeing this if it does happen.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:41 | 2930119 caimen garou
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obama bin laden, oops i mean osama is still alive blowing shit up.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:42 | 2930124 ChanceIs
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Does this mean there will be no more high frequency trading?!?!?!  Don't the servers need to be right net to the power station?  Or maybe it was the servers exploding.  I think that much more credible.

Come to think of it.  I doubt that this was a power station blowing at all.  This has Gozer the Gozerian's fingerprints all over it.  I bet those stupid bast&^ds crossed the beams:



Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:47 | 2930345 knukles
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One of them little VP's from Goldman'll be dragging a portable Honda generator down to the Exchange just to be the First One Up and Running Behind the Sand Bags

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:42 | 2930125 Bogdog
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False Flag terror attack!

Martial Law!

Habeus Corpus suspended!

Gun shops and liquor stores closed!

All prices frozen!

Summary executions!

Obama declares self president-for-life!

I get a hangnail! FUCK! 

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:44 | 2930140 ebworthen
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Did they forget to turn that one off or was it the main pipeline to Bloomberg's residence?

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 22:50 | 2930160 President Palin
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This is bullish for stocks.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:01 | 2930186 Flakmeister
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You might want to reconsider your handle unless, of course,  you referring to the local PTA...

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:05 | 2930206 CitizenPete
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or Biker Club

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:49 | 2930349 knukles
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Um... Sarah in tight tattered jeans, red soled high heels....  Glommed on the back of a Harley.... Slapping the club VP and enforcer around...

Could be a big series on Cable....

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 00:36 | 2930480 Flakmeister
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Wasn't it already???

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 02:53 | 2930619 Mesquite
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NOW we start the infrastructure repairs... (finally)...

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:11 | 2930212 neutrinoman
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Yeah. I blame Bernanke and his insane money-printing policies.

Wait ... isn't that the basement of the New York Fed? Or is this Ghostbusters III?

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:07 | 2930220 Placerville
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BOOM BOOM Out Go the Lights!



Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:12 | 2930240 Azwethinkweiz
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It was an Iranian drone that took it out...didn't you guys see it!?!?

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:18 | 2930258 erkme73
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The substation address is actually 13th street, with most of the circuit breakers on the roof.   Been there dozens of times calling on ConEd.   To get an idea of the size/scale of the substation, look at street view:

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:24 | 2930276 Placerville
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This was actually an explosion from a collision between a South American cocaine submarine and a Russian nuclear submarine.

Both were delivering WMD's.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:42 | 2930331 MiltonFriedmans...
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What you are seeing is simply the result of an unholy union between Ben Bernanke and Christine Lagarde, move along, nothing to see here.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:42 | 2930332 MiltonFriedmans...
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What you are seeing is simply the result of an unholy union between Ben Bernanke and Christine Lagarde, move along, nothing to see here.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:41 | 2930324 MikeMcGspot
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Tales from New York.

July 13, 1977 coming back from Aqueduct Raceway and the lights went out all over Manhattan.

My dad was driving and going nuts because he was controlling the Mayflower Hotel on 15 Central Park West and a few other properties for John Avalon.

Traffic was backed up for miles; my dad hit the sidewalk to drive over the bridge back to the island.

We pulled up in front of the hotel, my dad hopped out of the car and told the doorman to lock the doors and break out the shotguns.

Ernie a bellhop, who was claustrophobic, was stuck in an elevator on the first floor hollering.

I escorted my new bride up 17 flights to our room with a lighter.

Next day the Diamond District was hit hard, wrecking trucks ripping bars off store windows for a free lunch.

I took my wife for a long walk down to show her my old hangouts in the Village, Washington Square Park, Little Italy, China Town.

She puked in China town cause all the rot from the fridges being off in the fish market and being pregnant, she was soon hungry.

We had lunch at Umberto’s clam house, the local Don was curious with all the Yous and Yas of our Minnesota speech asked where we were from and bought us a bottle of wine after our story.

We picked up a cab to 151 W 57th where I used to work as a doorman, stopped off at FAO Schwarz and Tiffanies.

My wife was feeling faint on the walk back to the hotel, someone tried to snatch her purse.

I  saw him coming up us and wacked him with my umbrella twice over the head before he could blink an eye.

He dropped to the ground, rolled and started running away.

My heart was in my mouth.

It was not raining.


Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:43 | 2930336 nowhereman
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Magically deliscious

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:48 | 2930347 SmittyinLA
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so in spite of Sandy they propose we guarantee loans for offshore windmills.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 00:10 | 2930415 nestle
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This is a CIA inside job okey?

It's a bomb went off!!

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 02:28 | 2930599 rich_wicks
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Reading the trivial bullshit in the comments, I have to wonder, has this site been taken over by the distraction bots of the United States?

I mean, really, come on you stupid fuckers. I know you're mostly Americans, but even Americans aren't this trivial and banal, are they?  Has the nation been reduced to this absolute level of stupidity and superficiality?  It's like I'm reading a blog of 10 year of fucks

Really, you assholes deserve what is coming.  Sink or swim you little shits, and I hope most of you sink.  We need to clean out the gene and stupidity pool both.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 03:00 | 2930626 Mesquite
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Hope you feel better soon...

(You ever hear of 'Gallows Humour..'??)

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 03:38 | 2930653 Buck O Five
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Tue, 10/30/2012 - 03:43 | 2930656 Diplodicus Rex
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Anyone in a 47-storey steel-framed building should be very, very worried at this point.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 08:18 | 2930846 spanish inquisition
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KRUGMAN! You magnificient bastard! Did anyone else see him running before the bomb blast? (hehe)

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 08:44 | 2930916 Bob Bercy
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Interesting that the lights all around stayed on....

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