Great comments from this week

quote bubbleBack by popular demand, here are some of the comments that made us think or laugh this week...

On suits

"Call me crazy, but I'd rather just get a suit from Joseph A Banks. Their sales are amazing, and I do believe that tailoring is free. My father, a big and tall man himself, has never had an issue with a suit not fitting right. They also will order him pretty much anything. Even when they run their sales. They definitely take the time to get measurements and mark where the suit needs to be let out or in. They also get it done in a few days. Like the one time my Dad needed an emergency new suit for a trip he had to make. Took 'em three days for the tailoring."

...said EllieB after last week's post on made-to-measure suits at Bachrach. By the way: the manager of the store stopped by this week to post a comment on that entry.

On Congressional candidates

"Haircut: Fantabulous. Probability I want his babies: High."

...said -S about Scott Murphy

"My self-appointed nickname is Mr. Awesome. Because I'm awesome."

...said Slacker about Murphy's self-appointed nickname "Mr. Jobs."

"I don't know where else I can find this type of in-depth analysis. I'm like, knee deep in comprehensive coverage."

...said Pantaloons after reading those comments

On jokes

"I agree that the show seems to be on the rise after a bit of a low period. However, I also think that Patterson's depiction on SNL is mean-spirited, and that's coming from someone with a sick sense of humor."

...said Irina about SNL's most recent David Paterson skit

On the weather

"This winter has been pretty bad, but it's still far from the wurst."

...said Ellsass about Wetterschadenfreude

On houses

"An extra $27 per square foot is still far less than the worth of my right arm, which I'd been prepared to part with in order to get a house like this."

...said 23-Hour Alice Person after our fuzzy math calculating how much more one of those Spanish-style houses in Albany (Winchester Houses) are worth than a typical house.

On Kirsten Gillibrand

"Tina Rutnik? I didn't know that was Tina Rutnik. She owes me money!!"

...said Barold after Vanity Fair reported KG (then Tina Rutnik) was captain of the Dartmouth squash team

On art

"I have a similar installation going on right now. It's a very large pile of cardboard located in the basement of my building, in a dumpster. I call it, 'Byproduct of moving three times in as many months.'"

...said Paul about the new Live with Less exhibit at UAlbany

On technology

"Meh, when it can differentiate a Gewürztraminer from a Sauvignon Blanc I'll be impressed!"

...said Matt about the new baggage scanners at ALB

On Craigslist

"The first rule of Fight Club is you don't talk about Fight Club.... or post about it on Craigslist."

...said Tori about the guy who posted on Craigslist that he was looking for people to come over for fighting and barbecuing

On protests

The post about the upcoming Westboro Baptist anti-gay protest at UAlbany prompted a bunch of comments and an interesting discussion about whether counter-protesting is a good idea.

Thanks to everyone who commented this week. It makes our day when people post interesting, helpful or funny comments.


I know this probably doesn't mean much to anyone, but, I found out this week that "Slacker" is actually one of my best buds in real life. I had NO CLUE that we visited the same blogs and when the connection was made, I was so shocked that my head nearly exploded off of my shoulders like it was the 4th of July. AOA is way more popular than I thought!

Oops, I spelled the Governor's name wrong...

*off to flagellate*

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