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Forum: General 12-04-2015, 08:36 PM
Replies: 4,589
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Posted By Lurker
Re: Open Thread

Flew back into Boston to disapprovingly meet one of my daughters' fiance. It went much alike:
https://youtu.be/LS-ErOKpO4E?t=43s
Forum: General 08-13-2015, 10:27 PM
Replies: 4,589
Views: 529,243
Posted By Lurker
Re: Open Thread

Meanwhile in Ukraine:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0N0rplcH32g
Russian criminal cannon fodder demonstrating neo-soviet tactical brilliance or lack thereof.

Open field liesurely being...
Forum: General 10-14-2013, 07:53 PM
Replies: 4,589
Views: 529,243
Posted By Lurker
Re: Open Thread

So my wife turned 60. We took several months off to sail around the world during which she decided it was time to quit practicing law. She retired and now is an amateur beekeeper. Did I mention...
Forum: General 08-28-2013, 07:03 PM
Replies: 4,589
Views: 529,243
Posted By Lurker
Re: Open Thread

I've been neglecting you while on vacation. Here's my gift to you,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdmsRcsl_xA
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 04-18-2013, 08:58 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,131
Posted By Lurker
Re: Why is Dartmouth St so wide?

I thought this was an architecture forum where members liked playing God and not a maritime forum?
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 04-18-2013, 08:21 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,131
Posted By Lurker
Re: Why is Dartmouth St so wide?

So wide open suburban parks = bad, but maintaining a giant basin of water IN A PORT CITY WITH A GIANT HARBOR AND PLEASURE BAY =good?
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 04-18-2013, 04:52 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,131
Posted By Lurker
Re: Why is Dartmouth St so wide?

Nothing that can't be fixed with a marina.
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 04-18-2013, 03:30 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,131
Posted By Lurker
Re: Why is Dartmouth St so wide?

I still think a bridge to Ames Street in Cambridge would help reduce traffic volume across all of the other bridges and calm Mass Ave by more evenly dispersing traffic. The creation and parcel sale...
Forum: Development Projects 04-18-2013, 03:17 PM
Replies: 3,083
Views: 662,187
Posted By Lurker
Re: Innovation Dist. / South Boston Seaport

It's not an dream, it's a rehashing of old SROs and prewar scale apartments. There's nothing innovative about them other than calling out the BRA's dumb policy of mandating minimum sizes for new...
Forum: General 04-18-2013, 03:12 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 9,305
Posted By Lurker
Re: Marathon Monument

Alex Jones=Prison Planet=Infowars=John Birchers=9/11 'truthers'=holocaust deniers

They are all nutters distracting people from the real dangers and evil in the world.
Forum: Development Projects 04-18-2013, 01:16 PM
Replies: 950
Views: 237,948
Posted By Lurker
Re: MassDOT Pike Parcels 12 - 15 | Boylston St. + Mass. Ave

A CDC isn't a neighborhood committee or community group. They are just publicly subsidized development corporations trying to sponge additional money out of private developers to keep themselves...
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 04-15-2013, 07:15 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,131
Posted By Lurker
Re: Why is Dartmouth St so wide?

Inventing the Charles River by Karl Haglund I believe had the details about the various bridge schemes which never materialized. Darmouth Street had to be sufficiently wide ( 2 lanes each way) to...
Forum: General 04-15-2013, 06:07 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 14,094
Posted By Lurker
Re: Open Thread

Heard everything from my roofdeck.
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 04-15-2013, 06:05 PM
Replies: 3,256
Views: 407,761
Posted By Lurker
Re: Biking in Boston

No Ron Newman?
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 04-15-2013, 06:04 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,131
Posted By Lurker
Re: Why is Dartmouth St so wide?

Because there was supposed to be another bridge across the Charles at Dartmouth Street. Botolph's Island was also to be created in the middle of the Charles River Basin at this point as a...
Forum: Development Projects 04-15-2013, 01:44 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 37,942
Posted By Lurker
Re: Alexandra Hotel

The pissing contest between CoS & NoI over who has the cooler aliens will make this headquarters relocation entertaining.
Forum: General 04-14-2013, 09:49 AM
Replies: 4,589
Views: 529,243
Posted By Lurker
Instagram making good pictures look shitty since 2010

And now for something different:
http://theoatmeal.com/comics/mantis_shrimp
Forum: General 04-13-2013, 09:22 AM
Replies: 4,589
Views: 529,243
Posted By Lurker
Re: Open Thread

http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2013/04/why-dr-kermit-gosnells-trial-should-be-a-front-page-story/274944/

One rich white girl missing in Aruba? WALL TO WALL COVERAGE! Hundreds of poor...
Forum: General 04-12-2013, 09:54 PM
Replies: 4,589
Views: 529,243
Posted By Lurker
Re: Open Thread

If you think dangerous back breaking monotonous work in a factory is better than automation, you haven't shoveled enough coal in your life to know better.
Forum: General 04-12-2013, 07:41 PM
Replies: 4,589
Views: 529,243
Posted By Lurker
Re: Open Thread

This, and the the savings from automation free up capital for investment in new jobs, technology, and other productive business opportunities. Automated mass production has driven costs down and...
Forum: General 04-12-2013, 12:55 PM
Replies: 552
Views: 54,961
Posted By Lurker
Re: archBoston Presidential Poll 2012

Both Ted Kennedy and Scott Brown paid their interns.
Forum: General 04-12-2013, 10:47 AM
Replies: 552
Views: 54,961
Posted By Lurker
Re: archBoston Presidential Poll 2012

http://www.warren.senate.gov/?p=page&id=5

All for the middle class and a $22/hr minimum wage unless you happen to want to work for her.

I'm sure the unpaid part of the internship description...
Forum: Transit and Infrastructure 04-11-2013, 06:58 PM
Replies: 5,348
Views: 679,669
Posted By Lurker
Re: Driven By Customer 'Service' Parte Dos

Many tunnel walls have coatings of lead paint and would require a lead safe stripping paste as part of abatement prior to cleaning. Most of the original red and orange line stations had mosaic tile...
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 04-08-2013, 06:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,223
Posted By Lurker
Re: What to do with the Financial District

The amount of lease signs and dark windows makes me call bullshit on a bullish downtown commercial lease market. Condo conversions wouldn't be occurring if commercial market was that hot.
Forum: Boston Architecture & Urbanism 04-08-2013, 06:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,767
Posted By Lurker
Re: Louisburg Square is City-Owned. How/Why "Private?"

This is accurate and the entitlement is part the issue surrounding the abutters paying for restoration work of the park. The fencing and fountain upkeep has been a pissing contest for a very long...
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