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Coneheads: "No parking in front of MY house"

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Re: Coneheads: "No parking in front of MY house"

Postby baked goods » Thu Sep 12, 2013 11:16 am

Detritus wrote:You're obsession reveals itself in the most unlikely threads, Dave.


Brenda,

Exercise and lose some weight. Lay off the beer too. No one takes fatty feminists seriously.
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Re: Coneheads: "No parking in front of MY house"

Postby green union terrace chair » Thu Sep 12, 2013 11:34 am

baked goods wrote:Sno-crone

It was funny the first time.
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Re: Coneheads: "No parking in front of MY house"

Postby gargantua » Thu Sep 12, 2013 11:36 am

I wonder if this is happening in the immediate vicinity of the relatively new Gates & Brovi restaurant. There isn't much parking on Monroe St near it, and they don't have their own parking lot, As a result, patrons park on the residential streets nearby, which they have every right to do.

On the other hand, I can understand why people in the neighborhood would get annoyed by this.
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Re: Coneheads: "No parking in front of MY house"

Postby Stebben84 » Thu Sep 12, 2013 11:39 am

I know folks who live in Monona where there are no sidewalks. I've been through several neighborhoods over the years and I've never seen anyone do this. I don't see why people can't just walk around cars. Does this happen other places besides the area noted?
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Re: Coneheads: "No parking in front of MY house"

Postby david cohen » Thu Sep 12, 2013 11:59 am

The easiest solution is to laugh, crumple up the nasty note, throw it in the yard of the homeowner and go about your business. I mean, really. It can't be half the pain in the ass as my neighbors who would call the cops if i dared leave my VW Bus parked in front of my house without moving it for 3 or 4 days.
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Re: Coneheads: "No parking in front of MY house"

Postby Detritus » Thu Sep 12, 2013 12:06 pm

baked goods wrote:
Detritus wrote:You're obsession reveals itself in the most unlikely threads, Dave.


Brenda,

Exercise and lose some weight. Lay off the beer too. No one takes fatty feminists seriously.

Yep, that's the Dave we all know and, uh, know. I thought you weren't ever coming back--finally drank enough courage, did you?
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Re: Coneheads: "No parking in front of MY house"

Postby snoqueen » Thu Sep 12, 2013 12:25 pm

green union terrace chair wrote:
baked goods wrote:Sno-crone

It was funny the first time.


I don't mind when he does this. I'm one of the oldest people here and it's fine with me. I am also smarter than he is and he knows it, so making up lame names is the best he's got.

I still think he needs to tell us how he can tell when a block party didn't get a permit. I could show him how to find out, but I'm not going to.
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Re: Coneheads: "No parking in front of MY house"

Postby Henry Vilas » Thu Sep 12, 2013 12:45 pm

Detritus wrote:Yep, that's the Dave we all know ...

I don't think he's Dave. More likely Larry.
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Re: Coneheads: "No parking in front of MY house"

Postby O.J. » Thu Sep 12, 2013 12:46 pm

Henry Vilas wrote:
Detritus wrote:Yep, that's the Dave we all know ...

I don't think he's Dave. More likely Larry.


Peanutbutter.
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Re: Coneheads: "No parking in front of MY house"

Postby Detritus » Thu Sep 12, 2013 12:52 pm

O.J. wrote:
Henry Vilas wrote:
Detritus wrote:Yep, that's the Dave we all know ...

I don't think he's Dave. More likely Larry.


Peanutbutter.

Not PB--that guy couldn't post a sentence fragment without misspelling two or three words. And BK is Dave's bête noire, not Larry's.
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Re: Coneheads: "No parking in front of MY house"

Postby Henry Vilas » Thu Sep 12, 2013 1:04 pm

baked goods wrote:I haven't witnessed what the OP is talking about. I have witnessed barracaded street space so parents can have private parties for their kids in the street. This happens occasionally on:

Keyes Ave
Fox Ave
Sheldon St
Gregory St
W Lawn Ave
Leonard St

Those streets are all near Larry and Ann's place, not Dave's.
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Re: Coneheads: "No parking in front of MY house"

Postby jman111 » Thu Sep 12, 2013 1:28 pm

Dave riding a bike???
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Re: Coneheads: "No parking in front of MY house"

Postby jman111 » Thu Sep 12, 2013 1:34 pm

baked goods wrote:Sno-crone,

You're soooo cute. You wish you had the skills to make an effect... Only in your head. I'm glad I live rent free in there.


Meade wrote:ps, thanks again for letting me live in your heads rent-free.
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Re: Coneheads: "No parking in front of MY house"

Postby rabble » Thu Sep 12, 2013 2:12 pm

I wonder where they got the idea that it was rent free.

Both of them have invested large amounts of time and effort in the attempt. In my own humble opinion, more time and effort than the value of the prize.

And both, apparently, got the idea somewhere that it would be a permanent home.
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Re: Coneheads: "No parking in front of MY house"

Postby Huckleby » Thu Sep 12, 2013 2:15 pm

Well, this discussion has certainly devolved into a food fight.

oh, the humanity!

Back to the original tragedy that I reported on: apparently some new businesses have opened around Mallatt's Pharmacy, a new restaurant and something else. This has likely put a demand for off-street parking that the nearby neighbors aren't used to, so they are pushing back with their mighty, mighty orange cones.

Urban living means putting up with other people and their shit. And strangers parking in front of your house is one such annoyance. Or block parties.

I just think if there were more people carrying concealed weapons, a lot of these problems would solve themselves.
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