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February  21

That's A Lot of Crap, Cary

When it comes to clutter, Baristaville's own Cary Africk is truly master of his domain. From the New York Times, in article about the push for must-have designer, neat-as-a-pin garages comes news that Africk simply can't stand for clutter...

In the meantime, the professional organizing community can take comfort in people like Cary Africk of Montclair, N.J., a recidivist de-clutterer. A few years ago, he hired a local company called In Order to dig out the blizzard of paper in his engineering office. It worked so well that he brought them back the next year to reclaim his addled basement. Last year, Mr. Africk hired the company to take back the scrap heap that had once been his garage.

Mr. Africk said that as long as American society continues to inundate people with paperwork and possessions, he will be willing to pay for all the organizing help he can get.

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QVC should be on Cary's hit list ... nothing but crap-for-sale for bored housewives in lonely corners of the USA ...

Posted by: Jim | Feb 21, 2006 3:03:19 PM

Actually, knowing Cary I'm sure it was a lot of "good stuff". What I'd like to know is does he garage sale or freecycle.

Cary, when do you plan to do the attic?

Posted by: badd_patti | Feb 21, 2006 3:21:42 PM

Here's a radical thought---let's stop buying STUFF we really don't need.

Posted by: late | Feb 21, 2006 5:09:42 PM

a lot of the papers are the denied posts from the WaterCooler.

Posted by: Right of Center™ | Feb 21, 2006 5:28:40 PM

ROC must have Cary confused with some other moderator. Cary probably rejects the least out of all the BD's. The papers may be copies of letters he sent to Hartnet and the council though.

Posted by: Coolerette | Feb 21, 2006 7:49:48 PM


How could you possibly know? Accurate tallies of censorship are difficult for we the powerless to make.

Free the Cooler!

Posted by: Right of Center™ | Feb 21, 2006 7:56:50 PM

Well, what makes you so sure I am one of the "powerless"?

Posted by: coolerette | Feb 21, 2006 8:04:15 PM

that was the point, coolerette. It is usually the apparatchiks who defend the system.

Posted by: Right of Center™ | Feb 21, 2006 8:41:08 PM

Evil BDs lurk within! Go away, go away! You cannot reject my outside-of-Montclair thoughts here! There's a nice bar in Princeton, a reliable contractor in Morristown, and a wonderful dentist in Summit, ha ha ha ha ha ha!

Posted by: Jim | Feb 21, 2006 8:41:43 PM

I am sure they 'hover' here more than they'd admit, Jim. Like perverse voyeurs, they must be drawn to the back alleys and favelas where one finds un-cleansed speech. Wadded silk kerchiefs pressed firmly to their alabaster noses they wander and watch as their justifications are reaffirmed.

Posted by: Right of Center™ | Feb 21, 2006 8:53:10 PM

So Jim, you admit to having "outside-of-Montclair-thoughts"! I suspected you did all along. You'll pay for that traitor.

Posted by: Coolerette | Feb 21, 2006 11:12:20 PM

Hostile Jim usually lurks and now admits to wasting gas and not being capable of shopping locally.

Drive on Jim!

Posted by: Still in the Dark | Feb 22, 2006 12:01:47 AM

Last time I checked, this was America, land of the free. Automobiles are an important part of that culture. They liberate us from urban centers and allow us to explore our great country. "Wasting gas" is a subjective argument, as I would assume you are in the camp that most gas consumption is bad and that everyone should be riding an electric train or bicycling/walking. But that is a deep debate with no clear winner, as both sides of the argument have equal pros and cons.

Posted by: Jim | Feb 22, 2006 8:50:28 AM

George Carlin said it best:

"Why is all of your shit stuff while everyone else's stuff is shit?"

Posted by: DS | Feb 22, 2006 11:39:52 PM

I donknow Jim. Is it your patriotic duty to use as much gas as possible? I don't think your side of the arguement holds water and it sure ain't deep.

Oh wait, there's some really good water in Cape May.

And you know what they say happens when you Ass*ume - oops there's a good proctologist in Dumont.

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