• AdLib : Night pal!

  • KillgoreTrout : Ad I see we have passed our alloted time frame. You and KQ have a great weekend. Time to say goodnight!

  • AdLib : Looks like it’s about that time, to close up the Vox Populi bar for the night. Thanks KQ and KT for another great edition! Have a fantastic weekend!

  • AdLib : Sending positive thoughts for you on this house, KQ! Get some rest and have a great weekend!

  • KillgoreTrout : Yeah, a few of them. I was really into drugs when I lived in Boston, and I know for sure that a lot of them came from Whitey Bulger and his crew. Dorchester is a very unigue community. Like Hell’s Kitchen was in the 70s.

  • KQµårk 死神 : Well I gotta get some rest but send up good vibes that they accept our offer on this house in NC. Long story.

  • KillgoreTrout : Yeah, Boston used to be predominantly Irish and Italian. Now, there are people there from all over the world. There’s even a growing Russian population now.

  • AdLib : Wasn’t one of the characters in The Departed a Southie?

  • KillgoreTrout : I think it’s funny to see an actor who is not from there, try to imitate the dialect. Not easy to do. A lot of my friends were from Southie, Dorchester. Very, very Irish.

  • KQµårk 死神 : Actually I’ve noticed through the years from people moving around the country so much that people are starting to lose their accents.

  • KQµårk 死神 : They do talk funny in Boston. KT you were right on that one.

  • KillgoreTrout : KQ I moved to Boston when I got out of the service, and my buddies there thought I talked like a hick, being from Ohio and all. I always thought it was they who talked funny! ;)

  • KQµårk 死神 : Absolutely KT Eastern Bergen and Essex counties was where about 90% of the mob was from.

  • KillgoreTrout : KQ, yep, and Jersey City. Not to mention the New York families.

  • KQµårk 死神 : When I went to my dad’s funeral my cousins from NJ couldn’t get over what a southern accent I had. I swear I just don’t notice it at all.

  • KQµårk 死神 : The funny part about he Soprano’s too is the area where Tony’s house is was upper middle class too with few Italians. The real mobsters came from towns further east near Newark.

  • KillgoreTrout : KQ, i can well imagine. Notorious rivals! But actually very much the same in a lot of ways.

  • KQµårk 死神 : In NJ it’s amazing how the little towns are so close but so different from one another. Even parts of our town were different. I lived on the north side of the town and most of the kids were Irish but the south side was Italian. It use to make for some good fights in school.

  • KillgoreTrout : KQ, the wedding scenes were shot in PA.

  • KQµårk 死神 : Ah gotcha KT I thought it was filmed in PA.

  • KillgoreTrout : Actually KQ the movie was filmed in PA and Ohio. Most of the steel mill scenes were in Ohio, were I grew up. The trailer Dinero and Walken shared was not far from where my wife and i lived. The bar too. I used to shoot pool there quite often. Probably too often. LOL!

  • AdLib : Doesn’t Romney just come off as that spoiled brat that wants everything that’s the best for himself? He wants the Presidency, not because he has any real goals or vision, he wants it like he wants an expensive toy.

  • KQµårk 死神 : He would sure be more humble KT. The town on the other side of us was Upper Montclair with millionaire’s mile. But they were a bunch of liberal elites.

  • AdLib : KQ – Fuhgetaboutit!

  • KQµårk 死神 : Ah western PA cool. My town is the town right next to Tony Soprano’s fictional house. It was the suburbs but still working class.

  • AdLib : And the amusing thing is, only now, when he is reaching for the highest public office in the land, is he in alien territory where he is challenged and has to connect with real people…two things completely foreign to him.

  • KillgoreTrout : KQ, maybe if he had, he might be a bit more human now. If he survived!

  • KillgoreTrout : Ad, I forgot. Man I would love to have seen him try to pull that shit in my hometown.

  • KQµårk 死神 : Romney would have never lasted in our public schools either. He would have to go to prep school for sure.

  • KillgoreTrout : My hometown was featured in The Deer Hunter. A steel town, all the way.

  • AdLib : KT – Romney WAS a bully in high school, remember, he bullied and cut the hair of a guy he decided was gay? And he used a stolen police uniform and badge to impersonate a cop to bully girls and others.

  • KQµårk 死神 : Sounds like my home town KT. About 50% Italian and the rest Irish and Eastern European.

  • AdLib : KQ – Yes! And might that be a trait of the coddled silver spooner? Born into wealth and position, their underachieving intellect not an obstacle to greater wealth and power, being surrounded by toadies and never challenged.

  • KQµårk 死神 : Like Bush did with 911 and Katrina Romney will melt down if he’s POTUS and faces a real crisis.

  • KillgoreTrout : If Romney had tried to be a bully in my high school, he would have gotten his elitist ass kicked. My town was very working class, and a mix of Irish, Italians, Russians and Poles.

  • KQµårk 死神 : He’s got Bush’s syndrome too. They are both just thin skinned bullies with a daddy complex. Actually Romney is even more thin skinned. Bush had the smirk and Romney has that little giggle when answering a question they don’t like.

  • KillgoreTrout : Oooooh! Wicked AdLib! But funny.

  • AdLib : KT – Too bad YouTube and video wasn’t around then, I bet we would have some very revealing scenes about the dumb, greedy bully Romney was and is.

  • AdLib : KT – A masochistic gerbil?

  • KillgoreTrout : When I think of Romney as high school aged, I would love to have seen him in my high school. I don’t think he would have done very well. ;)

  • AdLib : So what if this is indeed the real Romney. A not-too-bright, spoiled brat who has lived in a bubble and just wants to be President out of an immature desire?

  • KQµårk 死神 : Exactly KT and that’s one reason he reminds me of the book smart Asian people I worked with. Don’t get me wrong some folks got it and were brilliant. But allot I worked with came from that rote style of education.

  • KillgoreTrout : What pet would want Romney as an owner? LOL!

  • AdLib : KT – Pets can be friendly with their masters too, it’s not a sign of great intelligence in Romney that he can get along with other idiot kids of wealthy parents.

  • KillgoreTrout : Good point Ad, Romney strikes me as someone who learned what he has learned, by rote. That is not intelligence, just memory.

  • KQµårk 死神 : Agreed AdLib he is just regurgitating the sales job he did after Romneycare passed.

  • KillgoreTrout : Romney is good at talking to people who like him, but when he meets a serious challenger, he stutters and stammers and loses his cool.

  • AdLib : KQ – But we know for a fact that “Romneycare” was not conceived of by him, it was in the works before he was elected Gov. and the architect of it helped with the ACA. ROmney just memorized things. Even dumb people can memorize things.

  • KQµårk 死神 : He probably beat up a nerd to take his SATs.

  • KQµårk 死神 : :lol: I see you guys are on the same page as me with the SATs.

  • AdLib : KQ – 1600 on his SAT? How much did it cost him to buy that?