Open Thread Wednesday, August 29, 2012

It was on this date in 1922—some 90 years ago—that the first radio advertisement ever was broadcast on WEAF-AM New York. Clear Channel and CBS Radio must be very happy about that anniversary. So on this Open Thread Wednesday for August 29, 2012, what topics would you like to endorse? (Photo: Quartley/via Flickr BHB Photo Club)

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  • hicksanthrope

    The doublewide strollers are offensive. They take up the entire sidewalk. They make double strollers that are front/back. use them.

  • Anonymouse

    My experience mirrors that of ABC – never offered a seat by a white guy. Several times had white guys speed ahead of me to get last seat. Many subway-taking moms have told me they experience same.

  • Anonymouse

    Doublewide people are offensive. They take up the entire sidewalk. They make people that are skinny. Lose weight and then walk outside.

  • Mr. Crusty

    First we heard no vendors on Montague Street, they should be on Court Street instead. Now we are hearing no vendors on Court Street. The insense disturbs our oh so delicate olfactory senses. Can’t have that now, we’re special.

  • Monty

    Re: big strollers, as a dad with two young kids, I think a lot of parents out there are making bad choices with their stroller. If you can spend a lot and are going to get a lot of mileage, the Bugaboo Bee is super easy, reclines fully, has a suspension system and big basket. If you are buying the Frog, Chameleon or now the Donkey, you are essentially trying to drive an SUV on the sidewalk. For older kids, Maclarens are top quality with a very small footprint. And if I can throw more gasoline on today’s flame war, black people are at least twice as likely to open a door for a guy pushing a stroller. I haven’t touched a handle on the Fulton Mall in 4 years. Non-blacks are usually helpful, but they are also the only ones who ever roll their eyes at me trying to get out of starbucks.

  • Heights

    She’s Crafty – The Mansion House sidewalk sale is Saturday, September 22nd. Rain date is September 29th.

  • Joe

    @RemsenStDweller the other night I got 7 bites walking from my car to my building. I can’t seem to get get by at night without at least a few bites. I say August mosquitoes are more aggressive. They know fall is coming.

  • BH’er

    @Livingston – please don’t advocate for more vendors at the park

    the last things kids need is
    a) exhaust gas from a generator (carries all the way down the block)
    b) nitrate-packed hot dogs (I don’t think the street vendors are selling Oscar Mayer dogs)

    the two worst things for kids parked at the nicest park in the Heights

  • BH’er

    @She’s Crafty – 98% of the seats on Manhattan-bound trains at Boro Hall are occupied by African American women, sometimes two seats each

    Frequently, during rush hours they seem well spread out, almost intentionally tying up empty seats so others can’t sit down

    It’s pretty rare to see a guy seated on a train, especially at peak hours, when there’s a preggers lady looking for a seat

    I’ve seen people with kids and even elderly turn down seats more often than I see people refuse to yield them

    Not saying your case doesn’t happen, but I’ve rarely seen it

  • WillowSt.Neighbor

    Re: Bevacco
    Finally got over there today for lunch with my husband who took a much needed day off. The food was very good.
    We ordered the pasta dishes.
    We will most definitely go back.

  • Prom Gal

    @Homer Fink
    Jerry Rubin was a Yippie, not a Yuppie.
    Youth International Party v. Young Urban Professional
    Entitled and elitist are states of mind, not social status.
    Continuing your erudite discussion of language: “the Olds”? Are you out of your mind or just civility impaired and congenitally offensive?

  • Willowtowncop

    As a woman, I feel like I can say that if we want equality, pregnant or not, we should be willing to stand up for it.

  • Homer Fink

    @promgal – oy to the vey –

    Rubin created the ‘NETWORKING PARTY’ for yuppies in the 80s – he was the YIPPIE TURNED YUPPIE.

  • grumpy bert

    I am seeking for an (affordable) commercial real estate attorney, any recommendations?

  • Mr. Crusty

    @willowtowncop. You’re a woman?

  • j

    I think a major problem is nowadays you can’t tell the difference between a obese woman and an obese pregnant woman. I’ve offered my seat up to plenty of women that turned out not to be pregnant at all and then give me a dirty look for implying that they were.