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OpenthreadBecause fran couldn't find a place for her open thread ponderances, we've decided to stop holding off this morning on posting one, and giving in to peer pressure. Okay, so it was only one peer, but that's enough, we're weak today. Enjoy your open thread time, and if you're wondering what the Japanese characters are spelling, just ask fran - or her tutor.

October 26, 2005 in The Daily Chat | Permalink


Iceman, what did you think of the Cream concert?

Posted by: Dana | Oct 26, 2005 11:43:18 AM

Fran-san, nepongo ga desu ka. nani wa desu ka?

(might be wrong. my japanese lessons just started.)

Posted by: lasermike026 | Oct 26, 2005 11:45:08 AM

Could be - I used the ever wrong world.altavista.com to get the translation.

Posted by: Tom | Oct 26, 2005 12:00:23 PM

Oh no, I'm sorry. (Gomennasai) I meant my Japanese might be wrong.

Posted by: lasermike026 | Oct 26, 2005 12:17:12 PM

Has anyone else seen those chalk scribblings on sidewalks and buildings that look like gibberish mixed with scientific symbols? There's a street guy who writes them and I've seen his work all around Baristaville. I wonder what they mean.

Posted by: Krys | Oct 26, 2005 12:30:30 PM

Krys, next time take a picture and send it to us.

Posted by: The Barista | Oct 26, 2005 12:41:39 PM

Krys - he is a street guy - a rather volatile, don't look me directly in the eye or I might do you serious bodily damage - kind of street guy. I have always seen him in the Church Street area - he has lots of friends in his head with whom he holds discussions and many arguments. I think the symbols mean something only to him and his voices. TSL

Posted by: TSL | Oct 26, 2005 12:41:58 PM

"Paging Ms. Stone."
"Call for Ms. Stone."
"Paging Ms. Rosetta Stone."

Posted by: Conan the Grammarian | Oct 26, 2005 12:58:28 PM

I saw Cream last night at MSG and you didn't. Clapton was on fire...he is a guitar God. Played 2 hrs without a break and they even did "Toad" with Ginger Baker doing a 10 minute drum solo. Highlights were "Badge" and "Tales of Brave Ulysses". The crowd was predominantly over 50 but we still screamed and rocked. The scent of reefer was the over powering aroma of the evening.

And if you want a poster boy for not doing drugs show your child a picture of Ginger Baker...makes Keith Richard look healthy.

Posted by: The Iceman | Oct 26, 2005 1:15:29 PM

I hate ipods. I'm an engineer so I like techology. I like technology that does what I want it to do. I hate techology and companies the produce techology that limits what I do. I've been fighting with this stupid ipod nano and apple doesn't have to good sense of putting drivers on the internet. What happens when you loss the disk or it broken and you want to get it to work now. Steve Jobs sucks. Fire him! Again!

This was alittle venting of technical fustration. I'm sure everyone ipod works fine.

Posted by: lasermike026 | Oct 26, 2005 1:24:10 PM

"I'm turning Japanese
I'm turning Japanese
I really think so..."

Posted by: The Iceman | Oct 26, 2005 1:31:26 PM

"He blinded me with science..."

Posted by: The Iceman | Oct 26, 2005 1:49:32 PM

So once I was really excited because the MHS marching band marched past my street (I live on Forest St) and they went to the football game or something. I was excited because I thought it was a weekly thing but I haven't seen or heard them since, and I live around the corner from the football field. Does anyone know why they only did this once?

Posted by: katie | Oct 26, 2005 2:14:06 PM

Planning surprise parties = super stress.

Posted by: Dana | Oct 26, 2005 2:15:15 PM

The 'Chalkmark Guy' has a wide range. I usually see him in Bloomfield Center early in the morning and then he'll be in Montclair in the afternoon. Sorry but I don't have a cel with a camera to capture his work before it gets washed away. I did see a Bloomfield cop pick him up after he wrote on a street sign. About a year ago, he walked around carrying a teddy bear and he had a real, live cat in a carrier. Hopefully that cat is in safer hands now.

Posted by: Krys | Oct 26, 2005 2:29:26 PM

Forgot to add that he smokes a pipe and resembles those little statues of a sailor with the pipe and raincoat.

Posted by: Krys | Oct 26, 2005 2:31:32 PM

Katie, you freak me out! I'm scared that there's a crazy silent nut that reads Baristanet everyday and now knows your full name and where you live. He may try and steal your weed! All kidding aside, you shouldn't put your personal info on blast like that. Weren't you the one that was all upset about MSU being careless about your private information? I think it's time to move and make a name change. Personally, I like Mary J. Burns...

Posted by: Dana | Oct 26, 2005 3:27:40 PM

Iceman...I am jealous ... sounds like it was great and Clapton most certainly is guitar-god.

Never forget the first time my then 15 year old son heard Cream on the radio- he asked "Who IS this? They are fantastic..." I gave him the Disraeli Gears cd and he was blown away.

Posted by: Pam | Oct 26, 2005 3:31:58 PM

I am seeing Cream tonight. I wish you could all be there with me.

Posted by: crank | Oct 26, 2005 4:18:16 PM

Dana, I talk about where I live all the time on my website so if a crazy person didn't find out where I lived from here, they would have from there.

Posted by: katie | Oct 26, 2005 4:50:59 PM

Also I'm poor and can't afford this "weed" you speak of so I'm sorry guy who might steal it, I have none.

Posted by: katie | Oct 26, 2005 4:51:56 PM

Dana needs to get out more.

Posted by: fredo | Oct 26, 2005 5:59:18 PM

Post your review tomorrow cause I can't believe you won't love Clapton's version of "Stormy Monday". The guitar work will be mesmorizing. Wow.

Posted by: The Iceman | Oct 26, 2005 6:44:28 PM

My dad used to look like Eric Clapton. When he was thin.

Posted by: katie | Oct 26, 2005 7:34:29 PM

Clapton is still thin...but he plays phat! (the Iceman going hip hop - werd to your mother - whatever that means)

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