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In your room

Where time stands still

Or moves at your will

Will you let the morning come soon

Or will you leave me lying here

In your favourite darkness

Your favourite half-light

Your favourite consciousness

Your favourite slave

 

In your room

Where souls disappear

Only you exist here

Will you lead me to your armchair

Or leave me lying here

Your favourite innocence

Your favourite prize

Your favourite smile

Your favourite slave

 

I'm hanging on your words

Living on your breath

Feeling with your skin

Will I always be here?

 

In your room

Your burning eyes

Cause flames to arise

Will you let the fire die down soon

Or will I always be here

Your favourite passion

Your favourite game

Your favourite mirror

Your favourite slave

 

I'm hanging on your words

Living on your breath

Feeling with your skin

Will I always be here?

 

[ lyrics | video (i ♥ fletch) ]

 

If we've learned anything from celebrity worship, it is that it's the things we aren't supposed to see that are the most fascinating. Especially if they're sordid. We want to know what's under the hood, we crave to make the private details public. We want to see what they're not going to show us, what is none of our business. It's considered a bad thing to have those interests about our neighbor or someone we actually know and could potentially obtain permission to learn the secrets of, we have names for that sort of behavior and codes of conduct that disallows gaining that information serrepticiously... but if that person's name is in the news, if that person gets paid big bucks to play or sing or act or just exist, all that notion of privacy goes out the window. All for your amusement.

 

We even used to hold our leaders in a higher state of sanctity (the media knew which presidents were getting a piece on the side but never said a word) up until about 1992 when personal lives became the scandals people paid attention to when the more relevant political facts proved to be blasé and ignorable. Big business is corrupting our representatives into allowing more pollution? Yawn. The commander-in-chief got a *what?!* We're all over it! That's one thing that scares me about elections in the near and distant future; it's practically like a contender for office could be videotaped gutting kittens while explaining to the camera how tartar sauce is a valuable resource produced by Canadian dental clinics which we must protect our pipeline to from space aliens before diving head-first into a big pile of oil industry lobbyist money, but as long as they say they believe in God and whatever political action or party is popular that year -- and more importantly have managed to keep their pants zipped as far as anyone knows -- they can get elected. Blind party allegiance scares me.

 

Getting media coverage for no other reason than being a media figure isn't anything new; that Paris airhead learned many things from that Zsa Zsa arrogant-head, such as how being famous doesn't necessarily put one above the law but it sure doesn't mean one has to abide by it, though Paris stepped it up a notch by letting some taped sex acts hit the airwaves so she wouldn't be forgotten the next week. Whoopsie. (Be happy it wasn't Zsa Zsa, she's content slapping cops not cocks.) Where I'm going is: People seem to want to be like their heroes, but do they really want to forfeit what makes them as private citizens happier than the stars? Most people never even give that little detail a thought until their supposed weight problem or imaginary new gay lover shows up on the cover of the tabloids, with or without a genuine newfound drug addiction to help them not care what anyone thinks, and then it's too late. Be careful what you wish for, kids.

  

You don't need to know anything about this image (since this isn't of a famous person's home) except that thing on bottom of the right pane is a unicorn, this is impressive for a hand-held shot of a second story window from across a street and a fenced backyard while sitting in a car with the engine running and the camera autofocusing at 1/8 of a second, and the frame is courtesy of the Frames4jpg 2.0 application.

 

View through the arch between the Green Court and the Stone Court of the Entrance tower.

 

Saturday 22nd May 2010 - Our impressions of Knole

 

WHAT WE LIKED:

•It’s a calendar house: 365 rooms, 52 staircases and 7 courtyards. It’s simply enormous. A vast palace;

•The parkland, really beautiful, with rolling views northwards towards the North Downs;

•The front facade is exquisite. In fact we enjoyed much of the architecture, both outside and inside (wood panelling, window frames intricately carved, ceilings).

•We were invited to guess the use of one of the rooms we could view from an upstairs window – it turned out it had been a jail for the area;

•In the Reynolds room (paintings by Sir Joshua Reynolds) was one painting of a young Chinese man, painted in 1776. His name was Wang-y-Tong. He was brought over from China in the 18th century. The written guide said he was a page boy to the household, but the room guide told us he was more like a companion to the lady of the house. He was educated at Sevenoaks Grammar School, and went on to have a successful career as a banker in the City of London.

 

WHAT WE DISLIKED:

•The only rooms on view are 17 staterooms, which were laid out in the same way they would have been in the 17th century. If you love stately homes and palaces, this is the place for you. But we like to see at least one room which you can imagine the family using as a sitting room, or a bedroom which really was slept in. We passed through several bedrooms, but according to one of the room guides, these were more like offices where important meetings would take place. If something really private needed to be talked about, for extra privacy, the participants would sit on the bed, shut the curtains on the four poster bit, and discuss their business there (apparently sound doesn’t travel through fabric in these circumstances!!!);

•It would have been interesting to see some of the servant’s quarters as well for much of the same reasons as above;

•There were masses of paintings throughout the house, virtually all of them portraits. We found these oppressive. Would the family really have had so many paintings in the 17th century – surely a collection builds up over time;

•The tapestries were also oppressive, though I suppose they would have been authentic.

 

That all sounds rather negative, but what we liked about the property far outweighed what we disliked.

We had hoped the sun would come round onto the west front before we left, but sadly it remained in shadow

 

Saturday 22nd May 2010 - Our impressions of Knole

 

WHAT WE LIKED:

•It’s a calendar house: 365 rooms, 52 staircases and 7 courtyards. It’s simply enormous. A vast palace;

•The parkland, really beautiful, with rolling views northwards towards the North Downs;

•The front facade is exquisite. In fact we enjoyed much of the architecture, both outside and inside (wood panelling, window frames intricately carved, ceilings).

•We were invited to guess the use of one of the rooms we could view from an upstairs window – it turned out it had been a jail for the area;

•In the Reynolds room (paintings by Sir Joshua Reynolds) was one painting of a young Chinese man, painted in 1776. His name was Wang-y-Tong. He was brought over from China in the 18th century. The written guide said he was a page boy to the household, but the room guide told us he was more like a companion to the lady of the house. He was educated at Sevenoaks Grammar School, and went on to have a successful career as a banker in the City of London.

 

WHAT WE DISLIKED:

•The only rooms on view are 17 staterooms, which were laid out in the same way they would have been in the 17th century. If you love stately homes and palaces, this is the place for you. But we like to see at least one room which you can imagine the family using as a sitting room, or a bedroom which really was slept in. We passed through several bedrooms, but according to one of the room guides, these were more like offices where important meetings would take place. If something really private needed to be talked about, for extra privacy, the participants would sit on the bed, shut the curtains on the four poster bit, and discuss their business there (apparently sound doesn’t travel through fabric in these circumstances!!!);

•It would have been interesting to see some of the servant’s quarters as well for much of the same reasons as above;

•There were masses of paintings throughout the house, virtually all of them portraits. We found these oppressive. Would the family really have had so many paintings in the 17th century – surely a collection builds up over time;

•The tapestries were also oppressive, though I suppose they would have been authentic.

 

That all sounds rather negative, but what we liked about the property far outweighed what we disliked.

The US Consitution was a clear and present danger to the PNAC-AIPAC-Wall Street corporate architects of 911.

 

Luckily for its billionaire holocaust survivors, for their multinational corporations, for their Supreme Mafia Court, their toy president and toy congress and for their terrorist military corporations aimed directly at the people of the United States....

 

...That dangerous constitution rag can never threaten multinational terrorist corporations and war profits again. As GOPDEM's describe their corporate 911 junta, they are the new American Citizens. That's why it is their corporate military NSA-CIA-CIA-Homeland spy and repress mission to war against the 99.99% of former Americans stripped of rights.

 

They pay themselves well to stay safe from the pre-911 former Americans. Their behemoth corporate spy and war machine endows itself with certain inalienable rights to terrorize whomever it profits the military corporations to do so. That's what Wall Street's toy congress and toy presidents are payed to do.

 

In order to outlaw challenges to post 911 crime corporation supremacy, their Supreme Mafia Court officially legislated that multinational corporations are replacement citizens that rule as law officially in 2010. They replace non-corporations meaning they replace people.

 

Constitutional "consent of the governed" is a relic. The 911 junta is Earth's multinational corporate law unto itself and permanent war against the governed.

 

Consent of the governed is corporate consent by The Supreme Mafia Court Corporation of common thugs: Roberts, Alito, Scalia, Thomas and Kennedy.

-RT

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Shredding the Fourth Amendment in Post-Constitutional America

Four Ways It No Longer Applies

By Peter Van Buren

 

Here’s a bit of history from another America: the Bill of Rights was designed to protect the people from their government. If the First Amendment’s right to speak out publicly was the people's wall of security, then the Fourth Amendment’s right to privacy was its buttress. It was once thought that the government should neither be able to stop citizens from speaking nor peer into their lives. Think of that as the essence of the Constitutional era that ended when those towers came down on September 11, 2001. Consider how privacy worked before 9/11 and how it works now in Post-Constitutional America.

 

The Fourth Amendment

 

A response to British King George’s excessive invasions of privacy in colonial America, the Fourth Amendment pulls no punches: “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”

 

In Post-Constitutional America, the government might as well have taken scissors to the original copy of the Constitution stored in the National Archives, then crumpled up the Fourth Amendment and tossed it in the garbage can. The NSA revelations of Edward Snowden are, in that sense, not just a shock to the conscience but to the Fourth Amendment itself: our government spies on us. All of us. Without suspicion. Without warrants. Without probable cause. Without restraint. This would qualify as “unreasonable” in our old constitutional world, but no more.

 

Here, then, are four ways that, in the name of American “security” and according to our government, the Fourth Amendment no longer really applies to our lives.

 

The Constitutional Borderline

 

Begin at America's borders. Most people believe they are “in” the United States as soon as they step off an international flight and are thus fully covered by the Bill of Rights. The truth has, in the twenty-first century, become infinitely more complicated as long-standing practices are manipulated to serve the expanding desires of the national security state. The mining of words and concepts for new, darker meanings is a hallmark of how things work in Post-Constitutional America.

 

Over the years, recognizing that certain situations could render Fourth Amendment requirements impractical or against the public interest, the Supreme Court crafted various exceptions to them. One was the “border search.” The idea was that the United States should be able to protect itself by stopping and examining people entering the country. As a result, routine border searches without warrants are constitutionally “reasonable” simply by virtue of where they take place. It’s a concept with a long history, enumerated by the First Congress in 1789.

 

Here’s the twist in the present era: the definition of “border” has been changed. Upon arriving in the United States from abroad, you are not legally present in the country until allowed to enter by Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials. You know, the guys who look into your luggage and stamp your passport. Until that moment, you exist in a legal void where the protections of the Bill of Rights and the laws of the United States do not apply. This concept also predates Post-Constitutional America and the DHS. Remember the sorting process at Ellis Island in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries? No lawyers allowed there.

 

Those modest exceptions were all part of constitutional America. Today, once reasonable searches at the border have morphed into a vast “Constitution-free zone.” The “border” is now a strip of land circling the country and extending 100 miles inland that includes two-thirds of the U.S. population. In this vast region, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) can set up checkpoints and conduct warrantless searches. At airports, American citizens are now similarly subjected to search and seizure as filmmaker Laura Poitras -- whose work focuses on national security issues in general and Edward Snowden in the particular -- knows firsthand. Since 2006, almost every time Poitras has returned to the U.S., her plane has been met by government agents and her laptop and phone examined.

 

There are multiple similar high-profile cases (including those of a Wikileaks researcher and a Chelsea Manning supporter), but ordinary citizens are hardly exempt. Despite standing in an American airport, a pane of glass away from loved ones, you are not in the U.S. and have no Fourth Amendment rights. How many such airport searches are conducted in the aggregate is unknown. The best information we have comes from a FOIA request by the ACLU. It revealed that, in the 18-month period beginning in October 2008, more than 6,600 people, about half of them U.S. citizens, were subjected to electronic device searches at the border.

 

Still, reminding us that it’s possible to have a sense of humor on the road to hell, the CBP offers this undoubtedly inadvertent pun at its website: “It is not the intent of CBP to subject travelers to unwarranted scrutiny.” (emphasis added)

 

Making It All Constitutional In-House

 

Here’s another example of how definitions have been readjusted to serve the national security state's overriding needs: the Department of Justice (DOJ) created a Post-Constitutional interpretation of the Fourth Amendment that allows it to access millions of records of Americans using only subpoenas, not search warrants.

 

Some background: a warrant is court permission to search and seize something. As the Fourth Amendment makes clear, it must be specific: enter Thomas Anderson's home and look for hacked software. Warrants can only be issued on “probable cause.” The Supreme Court defined probable cause as requiring a high standard of proof, or to quote its words, “a fair probability that contraband or evidence of a crime will be found in a particular place.”

 

A subpoena on the other hand is nothing more than a government order issued to a citizen or organization to do something, most typically to produce a document. Standards for issuing a subpoena are flexible, as most executive agencies can issue them on their own without interaction with a court. In such cases, there is no independent oversight.

 

The Department of Justice now claims that, under the Fourth Amendment, it can simply subpoena an Internet company like Facebook and demand that they look for and turn over all the records they have on our Mr. Anderson. Their explanation: the DOJ isn't doing the searching, just demanding that another organization do it. As far as its lawyers are concerned, in such a situation, no warrant is needed. In addition, the Department of Justice believes it has the authority to subpoena multiple records, maybe even all the records Facebook has. Records on you? Some group of people including you? Everyone? We don't know, as sources of data like Facebook and Google are prohibited from disclosing much about the information they hand over to the NSA or other government outfits about you.

 

It’s easy enough to miss the gravity of this in-house interpretation when it comes to the Fourth Amendment. If the FBI today came to your home and demanded access to your emails, it would require a warrant obtained from a court after a show of probable cause to get them. If, however, the Department of Justice can simply issue a subpoena to Google to the same end, they can potentially vacuum up every Gmail message you’ve ever sent without a warrant and it won’t constitute a “search.” The DOJ has continued this practice even though in 2010 a federal appeals court ruled that bulk warrantless access to email violates the Fourth Amendment. An FBI field manual released under the Freedom of Information Act similarly makes it clear that the Bureau’s agents don’t need warrants to access email in bulk when it’s pulled directly from Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, or other service providers.

 

How far can the use of a subpoena go in bypassing the Fourth Amendment? Recently, the inspector general of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) issued a subpoena -- no court involved -- demanding that the Project On Government Oversight (POGO) turn over all information it has collected relating to abuses and mismanagement at VA medical facilities. POGO is a private, non-profit group, dedicated to assisting whistleblowers. The VA subpoena demands access to records sent via an encrypted website to POGO under a promise of anonymity, many from current or former VA employees.

 

Rather than seek to break the encryption surreptitiously and illegally to expose the whistleblowers, the government has taken a simpler, if unconstitutional route, by simply demanding the names and reports. POGO has refused to comply, setting up a legal confrontation. In the meantime, consider it just another sign of the direction the government is heading when it comes to the Fourth Amendment.

 

Technology and the Fourth Amendment

 

Some observers suggest that there is little new here. For example, the compiling of information on innocent Americans by J. Edgar Hoover's low-tech FBI back in the 1960s has been well documented. Paper reports on activities, recordings of conversations, and photos of meetings and trysts, all secretly obtained, exposed the lives of civil rights leaders, popular musicians, and antiwar protesters. From 1956 to at least 1971, the government also wiretapped the calls and conversations of Americans under the Bureau’s counterintelligence program (COINTELPRO).

 

But those who look to such history of government illegality for a strange kind of nothing-new-under-the-sun reassurance have not grasped the impact of fast-developing technology. In scale, scope, and sheer efficiency, the systems now being employed inside the U.S. by the NSA and other intelligence agencies are something quite new and historically significant. Size matters.

 

To avoid such encroaching digitization would essentially mean withdrawing from society, not exactly an option for most Americans. More of life is now online -- from banking to travel to social media. Where the NSA was once limited to traditional notions of communication -- the written and spoken word -- new possibilities for following you and intruding on your life in myriad ways are being created. The agency can, for instance, now collect images, photos, and video, and subject them to facial recognition technology that can increasingly put a name to a face. Such technology, employed today at casinos as well as in the secret world of the national security state, can pick out a face in a crowd and identify it, taking into account age, changes in facial hair, new glasses, hats, and the like.

 

An offshoot of facial recognition is the broader category of biometrics, the use of physical and biological traits unique to a person for identification. These can be anything from ordinary fingerprinting to cutting-edge DNA records and iris scans. (Biometrics is already big business and even has its own trade association in Washington.) One of the world's largest known collections of biometric data is held by the Department of State. As of December 2009, its Consular Consolidated Database (CCD) contained more than 75 million photographs of Americans and foreigners and is growing at a rate of approximately 35,000 records per day. CCD also collects and stores indefinitely the fingerprints of all foreigners issued visas.

 

With ever more data available, the NSA and other agencies are creating ever more robust ways to store it. Such storage is cheap and bounteous, with few limits other than the availability of electricity and water to cool the electronics. Emerging tech will surely bypass many of the existing constraints to make holding more data longer even easier and cheaper. The old days of file cabinets, or later, clunky disk drives, are over in an era of mega-data storage warehouses.

 

The way data is aggregated is also changing fast. Where data was once kept in cabinets in separate offices, later in bureaucratically isolated, agency-by-agency digital islands, post-9/11 sharing mandates coupled with new technology have led to fusion databases. In these, information from such disparate sources as license plate readers, wiretaps, and records of library book choices can be aggregated and easily shared. Basically everything about a person, gathered worldwide by various agencies and means, can now be put into a single “file.”

 

Once you have the whole haystack, there’s still the problem of how to locate the needle. For this, emerging technologies grow ever more capable of analyzing Big Data. Some simple ones are even available to the public, like IBM's Non-Obvious Relationship Awareness software (NORA). It can, for example, scan multiple databases, geolocation information, and social media friend lists and recognize relationships that may not be obvious at first glance. The software is fast and requires no human intervention. It runs 24/7/365/Forever.

 

Tools like NORA and its more sophisticated classified cousins are NSA's solution to one of the last hurdles to knowing nearly everything: the need for human analysts to “connect the dots.” Skilled analysts take time to train, are prone to human error, and -- given the quickly expanding supply of data -- will always be in demand. Automated analysis also offers the NSA other advantages. Software doesn't have a conscience and it can't blow the whistle.

 

What does all this mean in terms of the Fourth Amendment? It’s simple: the technological and human factors that constrained the gathering and processing of data in the past are fast disappearing. Prior to these “advances,” even the most ill-intentioned government urges to intrude on and do away with the privacy of citizens were held in check by the possible. The techno-gloves are now off and the possible is increasingly whatever an official or bureaucrat wants to do. That means violations of the Fourth Amendment are held in check only by the goodwill of the government, which might have qualified as the ultimate nightmare of those who wrote the Constitution.

 

On this front, however, there are signs of hope that the Supreme Court may return to its check-and-balance role of the Constitutional era. One sign, directly addressing the Fourth Amendment, is this week's unanimous decision that the police cannot search the contents of a cell phone without a warrant. (The court also recently issued a ruling determining that the procedures for challenging one's inclusion on the government’s no-fly list are unconstitutional, another hopeful sign.)

 

Prior to the cell phone decision, law enforcement held that if someone was arrested for, say, a traffic violation, the police had the right to examine the full contents of his or her cell phone -- call lists, photos, social media, contacts, whatever was on the device. Police traditionally have been able to search physical objects they find on an arrestee without a warrant on the grounds that such searches are for the protection of the officers.

 

In its new decision, however, the court acknowledged that cell phones represent far more than a "physical object." The information they hold is a portrait of someone's life like what’s in a closet at home or on a computer sitting on your desk. Searches of those locations almost always require a warrant.

 

Does this matter when talking about the NSA's technological dragnet? Maybe. While the Supreme Court's decision applies directly to street-level law enforcement, it does suggest an evolution within the court, a recognition of the way advances in technology have changed the Fourth Amendment. A cell phone is not an object anymore; it is now recognized as a portal to other information that a person has gathered in one place for convenience with, as of this decision, a reasonable expectation of privacy.

 

National Security Disclosures Under HIPPA

 

While the NSA’s electronic basket of violations of the Fourth Amendment were, pre-Snowden, meant to take place in utter secrecy, here’s a violation that sits in broad daylight: since 2002, my doctor can disclose my medical records to the NSA without my permission or knowledge. So can yours.

 

Congress passed the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) in 1996 “to assure that individuals’ health information is properly protected.” You likely signed a HIPPA agreement at your doctor's office, granting access to your records. However, Congress quietly amended the HIPPA Act in 2002 to permit disclosure of those records for national security purposes. Specifically, the new version of this “privacy law” states: “We may also disclose your PHI [Personal Health Information] to authorized federal officials as necessary for national security and intelligence activities.” The text is embedded deep in your health care provider’s documentation. Look for it.

 

How does this work? We don’t know. Do the NSA or other agencies have ongoing access to the medical records of all Americans? Do they have to request specific ones? Do doctors have any choice in whose records to forward under what conditions? No one knows. My HMO, after much transferring of my calls, would ultimately only refer me back to the HIPPA text with a promise that they follow the law.

 

The Snowden revelations are often dismissed by people who wonder what they have to hide. (Who cares if the NSA sees my cute cat videos?) That's why health-care spying stands out. How much more invasive could it be than for your government to have unfettered access to such a potentially personal and private part of your life -- something, by the way, that couldn’t have less to do with American “security” or combating terrorism.

 

Our health-care providers, in direct confrontation with the Fourth Amendment, are now part of the metastasizing national security state. You’re right to be afraid, but for goodness sake, don't discuss your fears with your doctor.

 

How the Unreasonable Becomes Reasonable

 

At this point, when it comes to national security matters, the Fourth Amendment has by any practical definition been done away with as a part of Post-Constitutional America. Whole books have been written just about Edward Snowden and more information about government spying regularly becomes available. We don't lack for examples. Yet as the obviousness of what is being done becomes impossible to ignore and reassurances offered up by the president and others are shown to be lies, the government continues to spin the debate into false discussions about how to “balance” freedom versus security, to raise the specter of another 9/11 if spying is curtailed, and to fall back on that go-to “nothing to hide, nothing to fear” line.

 

In Post-Constitutional America, the old words that once defined our democracy are twisted in new ways, not discarded. Previously unreasonable searches become reasonable ones under new government interpretations of the Fourth Amendment. Traditional tools of law, like subpoenas and warrants, continue to exist even as they morph into monstrous new forms.

 

Americans are told (and often believe) that they retain rights they no longer have. Wait for the rhetoric that goes with the celebrations of our freedoms this July 4th. You won’t hear a lot about the NSA then, but you should. In pre-constitutional America the colonists knew that they were under the king's thumb. In totalitarian states of the last century like the Soviet Union, people dealt with their lack of rights and privacy with grim humor and subtle protest. However, in America, ever exceptional, citizens passively watch their rights disappear in the service of dark ends, largely without protest and often while still celebrating a land that no longer exists.

 

Peter Van Buren blew the whistle on State Department waste and mismanagement during the Iraqi reconstruction in his first book, We Meant Well: How I Helped Lose the Battle for the Hearts and Minds of the Iraqi People. A Tom Dispatch regular, he writes about current events at his blog, We Meant Well. His new book, Ghosts of Tom Joad: A Story of the #99Percent, is available now. This is the second in a three-part series on the shredding of the Bill of Rights.

 

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View of the entrance tower from the Green Court.

 

Saturday 22nd May 2010 - Our impressions of Knole

 

WHAT WE LIKED:

•It’s a calendar house: 365 rooms, 52 staircases and 7 courtyards. It’s simply enormous. A vast palace;

•The parkland, really beautiful, with rolling views northwards towards the North Downs;

•The front facade is exquisite. In fact we enjoyed much of the architecture, both outside and inside (wood panelling, window frames intricately carved, ceilings).

•We were invited to guess the meaning of one of the rooms we could view from an upstairs window – it turned out it was a jail for the area;

•In the Reynolds room (paintings by Joshua Reynolds) was one painting of a young Chinese man, painted in 1776. His name was Wang-y-Tong. He was brought over from China in the 18th century. The written guide said he was a page boy to the household, but the room guide told us he was more like a companion to the lady of the house. He was educated at Sevenoaks Grammar School, and went on to have a successful career as a banker in the City of London.

 

WHAT WE DISLIKED:

•The only rooms on view are 17 staterooms, which were laid out in the same way they would have been in the 17th century. If you love stately homes and palaces, this is the place for you. But we like to see at least one room which you can imagine the family using as a sitting room, or a bedroom which really was slept in. We passed through several bedrooms, but according to one of the room guides, these were more like offices where important meetings would take place. If something really private needed to be talked about, for extra privacy, the participants would sit on the bed, shut the curtains on the four poster bit, and discuss their business there (apparently sound doesn’t travel through fabric in these circumstances!!!);

•It would have been interesting to see some of the servant’s quarters as well for much of the same reasons as above;

•There were masses of paintings throughout the house, virtually all of them portraits. We found these oppressive. Would the family really have had so many paintings in the 17th century – surely a collection builds up over time;

•The tapestries were also oppressive, though I suppose they would have been authentic.

 

That all sounds rather negative, but what we liked about the property far outweighed what we disliked.

Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States

 

If you want to know more about my walks and photos, check out my blog.

 

Summary

 

The Wilbraham, built in 1888-90 as a bachelor apartment hotel, was commissioned by prominent Scottish-American jeweler William Moir as a real estate investment. It was designed by the versatile New York architectural firm of D. & J. Jardine, whose principals, David and John Jardine, were brothers and also of Scottish birth.

 

Located at the northwest corner of Fifth Avenue and West 30th Street, the Wilbraham is eight stories high (plus basement and penthouse) and crowned by a mansard roof. Clad in a handsome combination of Philadelphia brick, Belleville brownstone, and cast iron, the Wilbraham is extraordinarily well-detailed and reflects the influence of the Romanesque Revival style in the rock-faced stonework and excellent, intricately carved stone detail. The Real Estate Record & Guide in 1890 called it "quite an imposing piece of architecture." The building's two-story shopfront housed the famous china and glassware importing firm of Gilman Collamore & Co. from 1890 to about 1920.

 

The Wilbraham was constructed when this area was changing due to the inroads of commerce, but was still fashionable for clubs, theaters, apartments, and hotels. The bachelor apartment hotel, or "bachelor flats," was a multiple dwelling building type that arose in the 1870s to serve the city's very large population of single men. The Wilbraham catered to professional men of means.

 

Each apartment contained a two-room suite with a bathroom but no kitchen; a residents' dining room was provided on the eighth floor. In 1934-35, the apartments were remodeled to include kitchens, and the building ceased to operate solely as bachelor flats. The Wilbraham, an outstanding extant example of the bachelor apartment hotel building type, has remained in residential use.

 

DESCRIPTION AND ANALYSIS

 

Fifth Avenue, from 23rd to 34th Streets, in the 19th Century 1

 

By 1837, Fifth Avenue was extended north of 23rd Street to 42nd Street, and the surrounding land was sold as building lots. Madison Square, formerly part of "The Parade" and located on the east side of the avenue between 23rd and 26th Streets, was reserved as a park and opened in 1847. Gradually, New York's elite moved "uptown" as they escaped the encroachment of commerce farther downtown, and Fifth Avenue in this area became the most fashionable address and home to the some of the city's wealthiest individuals.

 

Most of the residences along the avenue were speculatively-built brownstones. Numerous churches also located in this vicinity.3

 

Amos R. Eno's Fifth Avenue Hotel (1856-59, Griffith Thomas, with William Washburn; demolished 1908), at Fifth Avenue and 23rd Street across from Madison Square, was initially dubbed "Eno's Folly" because it was built so far north. It soon became one of the most famous hotels in the city and spurred construction of other hotels west and northwest of Madison Square (particularly in the triangle formed by the intersection of Fifth Avenue with the diagonal of Broadway).

 

This district contained the city's best hotels, as well as men's social clubs that followed their constituents uptown. Apartment houses and apartment hotels began to appear on the avenue in the early 1870s. In 1876, Delmonico's, the well-known restaurant, moved to 212-214 Fifth Avenue (at 26th Street).6 By the 1870s, the theater district also relocated northward from Union Square to the Madison Square vicinity.7 Madison Square Garden, opened in 1879 at Madison Avenue and 26th Street and replaced with a new building (1889-91, McKim, Mead & White; demolished 1925), became one of the nation's premiere theater and entertainment centers.

 

The shopping area known as Ladies' Mile developed to the south between 14th and 23rd Streets, with the great department stores along Sixth Avenue and retail shops extending east to and along Broadway. Fifth Avenue in the late 19th century was also at the eastern edge of the legendary and crime-ridden section of midtown Manhattan known as "the Tenderloin," roughly bounded by 23rd and 42nd Streets and Fifth and Seventh Avenues (by the turn of the century, it extended northward and westward).

 

Beginning in the 1880s, as commerce encroached and the exclusivity of the area faded, many prominent New York families moved farther up Fifth Avenue around Central Park.9

 

Hotels and apartment houses continued to be built in the vicinity. The Knickerbocker Apartments (1882-84, Charles W. Clinton, demolished), 243-249 Fifth Avenue (at 28th Street), was a luxury building that included one floor of bachelor apartments. Holland House (1891, Harding & Gooch), 274-280 Fifth Avenue (at 30th Street), was for a brief period the most opulent and luxurious hotel in the city. This was surpassed by the Waldorf Hotel (1891-93, Henry J. Hardenbergh), expanded in 1895-97 as the Waldorf-Astoria, also by Hardenbergh (now demolished), which was on the site of the Astor residences.

 

The Wilbraham evokes the history of this stretch of Fifth Avenue as a fashionable area of shops, theaters, clubs, and residences.

 

William Moir

 

The Wilbraham was built as a real estate investment for prominent jeweler William Moir (18261896), who resided at 6 West 20th Street. Born in Aberdeen, Scotland, Moir immigrated to New York City around 1840 and was apprenticed to watchmaker Alexander Martin.

 

He later became a journeyman to jeweler Emmet T. Pell at 315 Hudson Street, and after Pell retired in 1844, purchased the business with his brother John Moir (d. 1895). J. & W. Moir ran a successful operation at that location for 25 years, until John's withdrawal from the firm. In 1870, William Moir commissioned a five-story, cast-iron-clad structure (Theodore A. Tribit, architect) for his own business at No. 711 [originally 373] Sixth Avenue, at the southwest corner of West 23 rd Street.12 Moir's business in 1872 included a fine selection of French clocks and bronzes, specially imported by him, and a yet larger stock of watches, native and foreign, jewelry, diamonds, and silver-plated ware. The diamond jewelry is noticeably good, and is all made on the premises.

 

At the time of his death, he was called "one of New York's oldest and best known retail jewelers."14 He was treasurer for 22 years of the First Presbyterian Church, 48 Fifth Avenue.

 

His widow, Emily Hun Sexton Moir, dedicated a memorial window (c. 1910, designed by Tiffany Studios and containing Scottish references) in his honor in the church. Moir also served as a trustee of the Presbyterian Hospital and a director of the Greenwich Bank and Greenwich Savings Bank, and was a member of the Saint Andrew's Society of the State of New York, for men of Scottish ancestry. He was buried in Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn.

 

Construction of the Wilbraham

 

In April 1888, William Moir purchased, for $245,000,17 a townhouse located at the northwest corner of Fifth Avenue and West 30th Street. Plans were filed in October 1888 by architects D. & J. Jardine for a six-story (plus basement) bachelor flats building on this site, to be fireproof, framed in iron, and clad in Philadelphia brick, Belleville (N.J.) brownstone, and cast iron, at an estimated cost of $150,000.

 

Construction began immediately, but plans were amended and approved in November 1888 to substitute steel for the proposed iron beams and girders.18 In December, Moir conveyed the property to his wife Emily. A rendering of the proposed six-story Wilbraham capped by a high balustrade parapet was published in January 1889 in Building.

 

An amendment filed in June 1889, however, increased the height of the building two stories including a one-story mansard roof, so that the completed building was eight full stories. This increase in height reflected the maximum possible return that Moir could achieve on his investment.

 

In 1885, a New York City law had been enacted to limit the height of all new residential construction to a height of 80 feet (six stories), but hotels and apartment hotels, including bachelor flats, were exempt because they were considered commercial properties.19 Another amendment filed in July 1889 added a penthouse to the roof of the Wilbraham, with three servants' rooms and a kitchen.

 

The building was completed in May 1890. An alteration application was filed by the Jardine firm in October 1890 to add another two servants' rooms to the penthouse, which were completed in 1891; William Moir pleaded for these rooms in a letter to the Buildings Dept. because "in the carrying on of the work in the building they are a positive necessity."

 

A store has continually occupied the building's two-story base, with frontage on Fifth Avenue and two bays on West 30th Street. Each apartment in the Wilbraham contained two rooms -- a parlor and a bedroom -- and the floors were arranged so that it was possible to combine apartments together.

 

Typical of apartment hotels, kitchens were not included in the apartments, instead a residents' dining room was provided on the eighth floor. The Real Estate Record & Guide called it "the most elegantly appointed among the bachelor apartment houses in New York City."

 

The building was equipped with technological amenities, including the latest in plumbing and ventilation, a manually-operated Otis elevator, steam heating, both gas and electric lighting, and an internal communication system connected with the superintendent. Tenants were also provided the housekeeping services of a hotel.

 

The Architects: D. & J. Jardine

 

Born in Whithorn, Wigtownshire, Scotland, David Jardine (1830-1892) trained under his builder-architect father before immigrating to America around 1850. In New York City he established an architectural practice by 1855, then was a partner in Jardine & [Edward G.] Thompson in 1858-60. His brother, John Jardine (1838-1920), also born in Whithorn, immigrated to the United States and worked for the U.S. government during the Civil War in the design of monitors and gunboats.

 

John moved to New York City, and in 1865 formed an architectural partnership with David. D. & J. Jardine, which lasted until David's death, was one of the more prominent, prolific, and versatile architectural firms in the city in the second half of the 19th century. George Elliott Jardine (1841-1902), another brother from Whithorn, began working for the firm around 1887. All three brothers were members of the Saint Andrew's Society of the State of New York (a possible source of their commission from Moir). A fourth member of the firm, from about 1886 to 1891, was Jay (Joseph) H. Van Norden.

 

D. & J. Jardine was active in rowhouse development in Greenwich Village and on the Upper East and Upper West Sides from the late-1860s through the mid-1880s.

 

The firm achieved prominence for its designs, in a variety of contemporary styles, for religious structures, store-and-loft buildings, warehouses, office buildings, and apartment houses.

 

D. & J. Jardine designed a number of notable cast-iron-fronted buildings, including: No. 319 Broadway ("Thomas Twin") ( 1869-70); G. Rosenblatt & Bro. Buildings, 57 Walker Street (1870), and 734 Broadway (1872-73); Davies Building (1874-75), 678 Broadway; Jones Building (1875-76, demolished), 171-175 8th Avenue, for drygoods merchant Owen Jones; B. Altman & Co. Building (1876-80), 625-629 Sixth Avenue; No. 121 Mercer Street (originally owned by the New York Eye & Ear Infirmary) (1879);24 and Baumann Brothers Furniture and Carpets Store (1880-81), 2226 East 14th Street.

 

Among the firm's other notable extant commissions are: the Fourth Reformed Presbyterian Church (1874), 359-365 West 48th Street; D.S. Hess & Co. Building (1880), 35-37 West 23 rd Street; and the Castree-Halliday Buildings (1887), store-and-loft structures located at 13-17 Jay Street.25 Aside from the Wilbraham, the firm's multiple-residential structures, few of which survive, included the Jardine Apartments (1872, demolished), 203-205 West 56th Street, one of New York City's earliest French flats buildings;26 Clermont Apartments (1878, demolished), 1706-1708 Broadway; St. Marc Hotel (1880, demolished), 434 Fifth Avenue; Palermo Apartments (1882, demolished), 125 East 57th Street; Dundonald Flats (1885), 71 West 83rd Street;27 and the Alpine (1886-87, demolished), bachelor flats at 1282-1286 Broadway.

 

David Jardine was called by the American Architect & Building News "one of the best known of the older generation of New York architects."28 After his death in 1892, John and George Jardine were joined by William W. Kent in the firm of Jardine, Kent & Jardine. In 1911, the firm became Jardine, Kent & [Clinton M.] Hill; its successor firm after 1913 was Jardine, Hill, & [Harris H.] Murdock. John Jardine committed suicide in 1920 at the age of 82. The firm continued as Jardine, Murdock, & Wright after 1936.

 

Design of the Wilbraham

 

The period of the 1880s in New York City was one of stylistic experimentation in which architects (including those of the various multiple dwelling building types), incorporated diverse influences, such as the Queen Anne, Victorian Gothic, Romanesque, Renaissance, and neo-Grec styles, French rationalism, and the German Run dbogens til.

 

The desire of architects and clients for originality, variety, and novelty was demonstrated, as well, by a freedom in design and materials. This was a period of interest in, and availability of, various types and colors of brick for exterior cladding.

 

There was also great interest in the use of several materials in combination (such as brick, terra cotta, stone, and cast iron), both to achieve varied and picturesque effects of color, texture, and ornament, and to exploit their functional qualities.

 

The Wilbraham's design reflects the influence of the Romanesque Revival style, which gained popularity in the 1880s due to the work of the distinguished Boston architect Henry Hobson Richardson. This influence is seen in the rock-faced stonework and arched openings, as well as the noteworthy, intricately carved, stone detail, particularly the residential entrance on West 30th Street. In this building, the Jardines freely interpreted the Romanesque Revival style, making creative use of its ornament while mixing it with classical references.

 

The Wilbraham is extraordinarily well-detailed and employs a handsome combination of materials, colors, and textures -- the red Philadelphia brick, warm Belleville brownstone, and cast iron. The Real Estate Record & Guide in 1890 called the Wilbraham "certainly the 'crack' apartment house of its kind in New York City... quite an imposing piece of architecture."

 

The Bachelor Apartment Hotel or "Bachelor Flats"

 

Throughout the 19th century, large numbers of New Yorkers lived in multiple residences, including converted dwellings and hotels, due (among other factors) to real estate conditions that made single-family residences prohibitive to all but the wealthy.

 

The bachelor apartment hotel, or "bachelor flats," was a variation on one of the purpose-built multiple dwelling building types that emerged in New York City in the early 1870s (and in such cities as Boston, Washington, and Chicago in the 1870s-80s). Though the contemporary terms were sometimes employed imprecisely, the building types came to be defined as follows: 1) the apartment house or French flats consisted of apartments with suites of rooms (including a bathroom and kitchen) for middle- and upper-middle-class residents (luxury apartment houses emerged after 1880); 2) the apartment hotel or residential hotel had apartments, for basically long-term residents, with suites of rooms (including a bathroom but no kitchen), while a dining room and other services were provided; and 3) the hotel, for transient visitors and long-term residents, had a variety of services, as well as a dining room open to the general public.

 

With the growth and industrialization of New York City in the 19th century, the work force consisted of very large numbers of unmarried men. The number of bachelors in the city ranged from 125,000 (about 13% of the total population) in 1870,31 to nearly 45 percent of the male population over the age of 15 in 18 90.

 

Howard Chudacoff, in a recent study on the "bachelor subculture in America" from 1880 to 1930, identified 1890 (the year of the Wilbraham's completion) as the peak year in American history of the number of unmarried males over the age of 15 - nearly 42 percent was the national average.33 He and other historians have noted a variety of contemporary social factors that contributed to these numbers of single men: the exclusion of women from most occupations; the greater number of male immigrants; postponement of marriage due to low income level; dissatisfaction with the institution of marriage; and the availability of alternatives, including socializing outside of marriage, the emergence of a gay male community, and the attractions of the heterosexual "sporting male culture."

 

Housing options for middle-class unmarried men in New York were severely limited. As rowhouses and better hotels were expensive, bachelors were forced to find quarters in boarding or rooming houses (usually converted rowhouses) with less privacy or security, in less-than-desirable rooms in cheaper hotels or apartment buildings, or in such facilities as clubs and YMCAs. It was observed in 1898 that "the bachelor was not considered to be entitled to much consideration; any old thing was good enough for him... Anyone who was old enough and had the means to marry and yet did not, was not thought to be entitled to anything better."

 

The emergence of the apartment hotel provided an alternative that accommodated unmarried men along with couples, families, and widows, but this was considered awkward as single men were seen as threatening married couples and traditional gender roles. Chudacoff comments that:

 

Americans have always revered and depended on the family as the chief institution for promoting citizenship and social order. They have celebrated family life as a basic stabilizing influence in society. Those who valued the family in this way considered individuals and groups living outside the family setting as outcasts, people handicapped by an inability to participate in wholesome social life. These individuals were said to be destabilizing influences...

 

The acute need for apartment hotels specifically for bachelors in New York City was reported by architect Emlen T. Littel in a paper read before the annual convention of the American Institute of Architects and published in 1876. He called for the construction of "club chambers, arranged for the special use of bachelors, [in which they] would find a permanent and real home."

 

In his proposal were characteristics that would become standard in bachelor flats: convenient location on a commercial avenue; storefront on the ground floor; apartments consisting of (at least) a bedroom, parlor, and bathroom; and floor plans in which parlors joined another so "that friends occupying adjacent chambers might, if so inclined, enjoy joint possession... [as well as] suites for those wishing to chum together permanently might consist of a larger parlor, two bedrooms, and a bathroom."

 

Littel concluded that "of single men, young and old... there is nothing which would conduce more to their welfare than the erection of such buildings; and, further, that there are few investments in real estate which would so amply reward the proprietor."

 

The first American apartment hotel is believed to have been the Hotel Pelham (1856-57, Alfred Stone of Arthur Gilman's firm) in Boston. In New York City, the proliferation of French flats is usually traced to the success of the Stuyvesant Apartments (1869-70, Richard Morris Hunt; demolished), 142 East 18th Street, which attracted a "respectable" clientele, while one of the city's earliest apartment hotels was the Grosvenor House (1871-72, Detlef Lienau; demolished), 35-37 Fifth Avenue (at 10th Street). Stevens House (1870-72, Richard Morris Hunt; demolished), Broadway and 27th Street, was originally built with apartments (above ground-floor stores), but the building was remodeled and enlarged in 1873-74 (Arthur Gilman, architect) as an apartment hotel.

 

It has been suggested that Stevens House also then became one of the first bachelor apartment hotels in New York.40 The Panic of 1873 slowed the construction of apartment hotels until economic recovery occurred around 1879-80.

 

Among the early buildings built as b ache lor flats were the Benedick (1879-80, McKim, Mead & Bigelow), 79-80 Washington Square East; the Percival (1882, McKim, Mead & White; demolished), 230 West 42nd Street; the Gorham Building (1883-84, Edward H. Kendall), 889-891 Broadway; and the Alpine (1886-87, D. & J. Jardine). Between 1880 and 1915, hundreds of bachelor apartment hotels were erected. The Real Estate Record & Guide in 1890 reflected that the bachelors' apartment house is a product of our modern life. It is not a social fad, ready to disappear directly.

 

It has ceased to be a novelty. It has come to stay, for it fills a gap in the life of every unmarried man who has become weary of the boarding house, the furnished room, or the hotel.

 

Historian Paul Groth noted that the success of American residential hotels, including bachelor flats, made possible a cultured, civilized life for men without the aid of a woman... provid[ing] domestic care as well as, or better than, a woman could. In some cases, then, the maxim "What every man needs is a good woman," became " What every man needs is a good hotel."

 

The Record & Guide commented in 1898 that bachelor flats "began to arise one after the other, and each later one surpassing its predecessor in elegance, comfort and convenience," and by 1905 noted that "such buildings are found for the most part along Fifth Avenue south of Central Park, and in the cross streets adjacent, on Broadway, and in some other choice locations" south to 23rd Street.

 

The Wilbraham was thus one of the earlier bachelor apartment hotels located in the midst of a district where such buildings would flourish prior to World War I. The Wilbraham catered to single professional men of means. The 1900 census listed eleven single male "boarders" at the Wilbraham, ranging in age from 28 to 80: two lawyers, two treasurers, two company "secretaries," a music professor, a drygoods clerk, a silk manufacturer, an architect, and an actor.

 

The 1910 census counted fifteen tenants, aged from 26 to 68: four lawyers, three stockbrokers, two newspaper solicitors, a publisher, a real estate agent, a shopowner, a civil engineer, a clerk, and a treasurer; only one of these men had resided here at the previous census.

 

Gilman Collamore & Co.

 

Occupying the Wilbraham's two-story shopfront (and basement) on Fifth Avenue upon its completion was Gilman Collamore & Co., famous dealers in expensive fine china, porcelain, pottery, glassware, and "bric-a-brac," who specialized in high-quality imported French and English goods. Gilman Collamo re (1834-1888), born in West Scitiuate, Mass., trained in the china importing firm of his uncle in Boston.

 

Collamore moved to New York City in 1854 and worked in the same business with his brother Davis Collamore; he established a firm under his own name in 1861.

 

An advertisement for his business at 731 Broadway in 1868 called it "importers and dealers in china, glass, silver-plated ware, &c." Prior to its move to the Wilbraham, the firm was located at 19 Union Square. After Collamore's death, the company was run by John Joseph Gibbons (d. 1917). King's Handbook remarked in 1893 that in houses of wealth and taste it seldom happens that there are not wares obtained through Collamore's... A large part of its imported goods cannot be found in any other house in America... [which] has always maintained itself at the head of its line of trade by virtue of the artistic excellence of its goods.

 

Gibbons purchased the Wilbraham from Emily Moir for one million dollars in 1908. Of the sale, the Real Estate Record & Guide stated that it shows the growing necessity of tenants on the avenue owning their own property in every case where it is possible. The supply is getting very limited, and as soon as the present inactivity is over investors will be climbing over each other to get choice avenue property.

 

In the New York Times, Gibbons said he believed that Fifth Avenue would "continue to be the best for high-class retail trade." The building, called by the Times "one of the first and finest bachelor apartment houses erected in the Fifth Avenue section," was also to continue in that use. Around 1920, a new building at 15 East 56th Street was constructed to house Gilman Collamore & Co.

 

Fifth Avenue in the 20th Century

 

After the turn of the century, Fifth Avenue between Madison Square and Central Park was largely transformed into a commercial thoroughfare. As the heyday of Ladies' Mile ended, the section of Fifth Avenue north of 34th Street developed a high-end retail trade, with specialty shops catering to the upper class and selling such items as jewelry, perfume, and furs. The section of the avenue south of 34th Street developed as "the main artery of the new wholesale trade centre," according to the New York Times in 1915.

 

The theater district moved to Times Square, new grand hotels were built near Central Park, large department stores opened around Herald Square, and the vicinity of Madison Square was developed with office buildings. Town & Country commented in 1903 that "the brown-stone streets are blossoming out, here and there, with odd houses, all designed for business purposes.

 

They break the monotonous line and make that part of the city a place of pleasant contrasts..."53 It was estimated that by 1907 the avenue had seen a 250 percent increase in real estate values. In 1908, Fifth Avenue was widened to accommodate the increased commercial and automobile traffic. Many 19th-century residences were demolished, and those that remained were converted to commercial use or had their facades replaced.

 

The new buildings were tall store-and-loft or office structures, some associated with the textile industry. Many of the great hotels in the area were demolished and replaced by office structures retaining the original names.

 

Holland House was converted to an office building about 1925. The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel was torn down for the Empire State Building (1929-31, Shreve, Lamb & Harmon), then the tallest building in the world.

 

Later History of the Wilbraham

 

The Wilbraham was sold in 1927 by the John J. Gibbons estate to the 1 West 30 St. Corp.58 A Manhattan directory in 1929 listed fifteen female and ten male residents, though a Buildings Dept. application in 1930 still listed "bachelor apartments" as the use. The building was conveyed to the Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. in 1934 due to unpaid taxes and a mortgage default. Architects Emery Roth and D. Everett Waid, with the firm of Bing & Bing, general contractors, made interior alterations in 1934-35, which included the creation of six apartments with kitchens on floors three through eight; creation of a second-story office; and extension of the penthouse for the creation of two apartments. The New York Times reflected that "a striking illustration of the fact that Fifth Avenue south of Thirty-fourth Street has not entirely lost its charm as a residential neighborhood is presented in the recent renovation of the old Wilbraham apartment building."

 

Metropolitan Life sold the property in 1944, and it has changed hands a number of times since. The Wilbraham has continually remained a residence, although its name was changed by 1984 to the Tiffany.

 

Description

 

The Wilbraham, located on the northwest corner of Fifth Avenue and West 30th Street, is eight stories high (plus basement and a rooftop penthouse). Clad in Philadelphia brick, Belleville (N.J.) brownstone, and cast iron, the building is articulated in a tripartite manner, with a two-story base, three-story midsection, and three-story upper section (including a one-story mansard roof), all separated by cornices.

 

The facades are pierced by window groupings that are linked vertically. The Fifth Avenue facade is two bays wide, while the West 30th Street facade is seven bays with slight projections in the center and western end. A metal fire escape was added to this center section.

 

The building retains its wood sash windows. Base: Fifth Avenue The two-story base consists of two wide bays, separated by a monumental cast-iron Composite order half-round column set on a cast-iron pier (that has been covered with a veneer of polished granite). At each end of the base is a rusticated stone pier (consisting of bands of rock-faced stone alternating with smaller bands of delicate decorative carving) with a polished granite base/watertable and a carved capital with a foliate-and-head design.

 

Each bay of the ground story originally had a display window with a transom and bulkhead, and an entrance door with a transom. There are now non-historic single-pane display windows (with rolldown gates), and non-historic double entrance doors with a transom in the southern bay; the storefront is surmounted by a non-historic projecting metal signband with large lettering.

 

The ground floor is surmounted by cast-iron spandrel panels with dentils and a ribbon design that continues from the central column. The second story has paired one-over-one double-hung wood windows separated by cast-iron colonnettes. The base is capped by a cast-iron and stone cornice with dentils (this cornice originally held lettering for Gilman Collamore & Co.).

 

Base: West 30th Street [east to west] The easternmost two bays are similar in treatment to the Fifth Avenue facade (minus entrances), and are a continuation of the ground-floor storefront. Both display windows retain their original decorative iron framing and bulkhead/grille (now covered with wood). A non-historic projecting metal signband with large lettering, similar to that on Fifth Avenue, surmounts the storefront; both bays have rolldown gates.

 

The slightly projecting central two bays are clad in rock-faced stone with quoins above a high polished granite watertable. Wide round-arched openings are set into this section below smooth-finished and molded surrounds on the ground floor.

 

The eastern bay originally had a basement entrance door surmounted by two windows set within the arch, and steps with iron railings; currently the portion below the stone spandrel panel has non-historic metal service doors, and a non-historic metal fan grille is placed within the arch.

 

The western bay has non-historic entrance doors (to the storefront) with a transom, set below the round-arched transom. A canopy has been placed within this arch, and there is a rolldown gate. The second-story paired windows have a central column, transom, and outer colonnettes surmounted by carved stone ornamental brackets.

 

The next two bays to the west are similar in treatment to the storefront bays on each facade. The ground floor of the eastern bay is filled with masonry, a door, louvers, and a metal grille. The ground floor of the western bay is filled with masonry, glass block and several small windows, and is partly covered with a metal grille.

 

The westernmost bay has the main residential entrance to the building. Flanking the entry are paired squat piers with carved capitals, above a polished granite watertable/base, that support a decorative entablature, from which springs a round arch. The entry has a low stone platform and non-historic doors and a transom.

 

The arch above the entrance has a transom (now covered) set below a smooth-finished, molded surround with a prominent foliate keystone and banderole with the carved inscription "WILBRAHAM." The spandrels are ornamented with elaborate carving. A canopy is hung by cables over the entrance within the arch, and a non-historic light fixture is placed on the arched surround. The second story has a paired window similar to those on the center bays of the West 30th Street facade.

 

Midsection This section, clad in Philadelphia brick with stone trim, consists of the third through the fifth stories. The Fifth Avenue bays are tripartite, while those on West 30th Street are double. The window groupings are linked vertically by colossal decorative stone half-round columns, edge moldings/ colonnettes surmounted by decorative carving, and keyed enframements.

 

Original windows are single-pane wood sash with transoms (transoms on the fourth story are round-arched). Stone spandrel panels have ornate foliate carving. Additionally, there are small original windows located in the center bays and in the next two bays to the west on the West 30th Street facade. The section is capped by a smooth-finished stone cornice with voussoirs, keystones, and dentils.

 

Upper Section This section consists of the sixth through the eighth floors, the last a mansard roof. The Fifth Avenue bays are tripartite, while those on West 30th Street are double. Original windows are one-over-one double hung wood sash. The sixth-story windows are segmental, flanked by piers with corbels, and are surmounted by a stone cornice with voussoirs and corbels.

 

The westermost bay is capped by a pediment above the sixth story. The seventh-story windows are separated by rock-faced stone piers and are surmounted by a rock-faced band course. The top-story mansard roof, now covered in standing-seam copper but originally slate with cresting, has dormers with paired windows set on rock-faced bases, with decorative frames and shed roofs with eaves decorated with egg-and-dart designs; and four tall brick-and-stone chimneys on the West 30th Street facade (each having projecting non-historic metal vents). A non-historic metal railing lines the roof, upon which there is a roof garden.

 

Penthouse The one-story penthouse (dating from 1890-91 and 1934-35), set back at the western half of the roof, is visible from the street. West Wall The top two stories of the western wall (brick, partly painted), as well as the building's water tank, are visible above the adjacent building.

 

- From the 2004 NYCLPC Landmark Designation Report

Tenderloin, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States

 

Summary

 

The Wilbraham, built in 1888-90 as a bachelor apartment hotel, was commissioned by prominent Scottish-American jeweler William Moir as a real estate investment. It was designed by the versatile New York architectural firm of D. & J. Jardine, whose principals, David and John Jardine, were brothers and also of Scottish birth.

 

Located at the northwest corner of Fifth Avenue and West 30th Street, the Wilbraham is eight stories high and crowned by a mansard roof. Clad in a handsome combination of Philadelphia brick, Belleville brownstone, and cast iron, the Wilbraham is extraordinarily well-detailed and reflects the influence of the Romanesque Revival style in the rock-faced stonework and excellent, intricately carved stone detail. The Real Estate Record & Guide in 1890 called it "quite an imposing piece of architecture." The building's two-story shopfront housed the famous china and glassware importing firm of Gilman Collamore & Co. from 1890 to about 1920.

 

The Wilbraham was constructed when this area was changing due to the inroads of commerce, but was still fashionable for clubs, theaters, apartments, and hotels. The bachelor apartment hotel, or "bachelor flats," was a multiple dwelling building type that arose in the 1870s to serve the city's very large population of single men. The Wilbraham catered to professional men of means.

 

Each apartment contained a two-room suite with a bathroom but no kitchen; a residents' dining room was provided on the eighth floor. In 1934-35, the apartments were remodeled to include kitchens, and the building ceased to operate solely as bachelor flats. The Wilbraham, an outstanding extant example of the bachelor apartment hotel building type, has remained in residential use.

 

DESCRIPTION AND ANALYSIS

 

Fifth Avenue, from 23rd to 34th Streets, in the 19th Century 1

 

By 1837, Fifth Avenue was extended north of 23rd Street to 42nd Street, and the surrounding land was sold as building lots. Madison Square, formerly part of "The Parade" and located on the east side of the avenue between 23rd and 26th Streets, was reserved as a park and opened in 1847. Gradually, New York's elite moved "uptown" as they escaped the encroachment of commerce farther downtown, and Fifth Avenue in this area became the most fashionable address and home to the some of the city's wealthiest individuals.

 

Most of the residences along the avenue were speculatively-built brownstones. Numerous churches also located in this vicinity.3

 

Amos R. Eno's Fifth Avenue Hotel , at Fifth Avenue and 23rd Street across from Madison Square, was initially dubbed "Eno's Folly" because it was built so far north. It soon became one of the most famous hotels in the city and spurred construction of other hotels west and northwest of Madison Square .

 

This district contained the city's best hotels, as well as men's social clubs that followed their constituents uptown. Apartment houses and apartment hotels began to appear on the avenue in the early 1870s. In 1876, Delmonico's, the well-known restaurant, moved to 212-214 Fifth Avenue .6 By the 1870s, the theater district also relocated northward from Union Square to the Madison Square vicinity.7 Madison Square Garden, opened in 1879 at Madison Avenue and 26th Street and replaced with a new building , became one of the nation's premiere theater and entertainment centers.

 

The shopping area known as Ladies' Mile developed to the south between 14th and 23rd Streets, with the great department stores along Sixth Avenue and retail shops extending east to and along Broadway. Fifth Avenue in the late 19th century was also at the eastern edge of the legendary and crime-ridden section of midtown Manhattan known as "the Tenderloin," roughly bounded by 23rd and 42nd Streets and Fifth and Seventh Avenues .

 

Beginning in the 1880s, as commerce encroached and the exclusivity of the area faded, many prominent New York families moved farther up Fifth Avenue around Central Park.9

 

Hotels and apartment houses continued to be built in the vicinity. The Knickerbocker Apartments , 243-249 Fifth Avenue , was a luxury building that included one floor of bachelor apartments. Holland House , 274-280 Fifth Avenue , was for a brief period the most opulent and luxurious hotel in the city. This was surpassed by the Waldorf Hotel , expanded in 1895-97 as the Waldorf-Astoria, also by Hardenbergh , which was on the site of the Astor residences.

 

The Wilbraham evokes the history of this stretch of Fifth Avenue as a fashionable area of shops, theaters, clubs, and residences.

 

William Moir

 

The Wilbraham was built as a real estate investment for prominent jeweler William Moir , who resided at 6 West 20th Street. Born in Aberdeen, Scotland, Moir immigrated to New York City around 1840 and was apprenticed to watchmaker Alexander Martin.

 

He later became a journeyman to jeweler Emmet T. Pell at 315 Hudson Street, and after Pell retired in 1844, purchased the business with his brother John Moir . J. & W. Moir ran a successful operation at that location for 25 years, until John's withdrawal from the firm. In 1870, William Moir commissioned a five-story, cast-iron-clad structure for his own business at No. 711 [originally 373] Sixth Avenue, at the southwest corner of West 23 rd Street.12 Moir's business in 1872 included a fine selection of French clocks and bronzes, specially imported by him, and a yet larger stock of watches, native and foreign, jewelry, diamonds, and silver-plated ware. The diamond jewelry is noticeably good, and is all made on the premises.

 

At the time of his death, he was called "one of New York's oldest and best known retail jewelers."14 He was treasurer for 22 years of the First Presbyterian Church, 48 Fifth Avenue.

 

His widow, Emily Hun Sexton Moir, dedicated a memorial window in his honor in the church. Moir also served as a trustee of the Presbyterian Hospital and a director of the Greenwich Bank and Greenwich Savings Bank, and was a member of the Saint Andrew's Society of the State of New York, for men of Scottish ancestry. He was buried in Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn.

 

Construction of the Wilbraham

 

In April 1888, William Moir purchased, for $245,000,17 a townhouse located at the northwest corner of Fifth Avenue and West 30th Street. Plans were filed in October 1888 by architects D. & J. Jardine for a six-story bachelor flats building on this site, to be fireproof, framed in iron, and clad in Philadelphia brick, Belleville brownstone, and cast iron, at an estimated cost of $150,000.

 

Construction began immediately, but plans were amended and approved in November 1888 to substitute steel for the proposed iron beams and girders.18 In December, Moir conveyed the property to his wife Emily. A rendering of the proposed six-story Wilbraham capped by a high balustrade parapet was published in January 1889 in Building.

 

An amendment filed in June 1889, however, increased the height of the building two stories including a one-story mansard roof, so that the completed building was eight full stories. This increase in height reflected the maximum possible return that Moir could achieve on his investment.

 

In 1885, a New York City law had been enacted to limit the height of all new residential construction to a height of 80 feet , but hotels and apartment hotels, including bachelor flats, were exempt because they were considered commercial properties.19 Another amendment filed in July 1889 added a penthouse to the roof of the Wilbraham, with three servants' rooms and a kitchen.

 

The building was completed in May 1890. An alteration application was filed by the Jardine firm in October 1890 to add another two servants' rooms to the penthouse, which were completed in 1891; William Moir pleaded for these rooms in a letter to the Buildings Dept. because "in the carrying on of the work in the building they are a positive necessity."

 

A store has continually occupied the building's two-story base, with frontage on Fifth Avenue and two bays on West 30th Street. Each apartment in the Wilbraham contained two rooms -- a parlor and a bedroom -- and the floors were arranged so that it was possible to combine apartments together.

 

Typical of apartment hotels, kitchens were not included in the apartments, instead a residents' dining room was provided on the eighth floor. The Real Estate Record & Guide called it "the most elegantly appointed among the bachelor apartment houses in New York City."

 

The building was equipped with technological amenities, including the latest in plumbing and ventilation, a manually-operated Otis elevator, steam heating, both gas and electric lighting, and an internal communication system connected with the superintendent. Tenants were also provided the housekeeping services of a hotel.

 

The Architects: D. & J. Jardine

 

Born in Whithorn, Wigtownshire, Scotland, David Jardine trained under his builder-architect father before immigrating to America around 1850. In New York City he established an architectural practice by 1855, then was a partner in Jardine & [Edward G.] Thompson in 1858-60. His brother, John Jardine , also born in Whithorn, immigrated to the United States and worked for the U.S. government during the Civil War in the design of monitors and gunboats.

 

John moved to New York City, and in 1865 formed an architectural partnership with David. D. & J. Jardine, which lasted until David's death, was one of the more prominent, prolific, and versatile architectural firms in the city in the second half of the 19th century. George Elliott Jardine , another brother from Whithorn, began working for the firm around 1887. All three brothers were members of the Saint Andrew's Society of the State of New York . A fourth member of the firm, from about 1886 to 1891, was Jay H. Van Norden.

 

D. & J. Jardine was active in rowhouse development in Greenwich Village and on the Upper East and Upper West Sides from the late-1860s through the mid-1880s.

 

The firm achieved prominence for its designs, in a variety of contemporary styles, for religious structures, store-and-loft buildings, warehouses, office buildings, and apartment houses.

 

D. & J. Jardine designed a number of notable cast-iron-fronted buildings, including: No. 319 Broadway ; G. Rosenblatt & Bro. Buildings, 57 Walker Street , and 734 Broadway ; Davies Building , 678 Broadway; Jones Building , 171-175 8th Avenue, for drygoods merchant Owen Jones; B. Altman & Co. Building , 625-629 Sixth Avenue; No. 121 Mercer Street ;24 and Baumann Brothers Furniture and Carpets Store , 2226 East 14th Street.

 

Among the firm's other notable extant commissions are: the Fourth Reformed Presbyterian Church , 359-365 West 48th Street; D.S. Hess & Co. Building , 35-37 West 23 rd Street; and the Castree-Halliday Buildings , store-and-loft structures located at 13-17 Jay Street.25 Aside from the Wilbraham, the firm's multiple-residential structures, few of which survive, included the Jardine Apartments , 203-205 West 56th Street, one of New York City's earliest French flats buildings;26 Clermont Apartments , 1706-1708 Broadway; St. Marc Hotel , 434 Fifth Avenue; Palermo Apartments , 125 East 57th Street; Dundonald Flats , 71 West 83rd Street;27 and the Alpine , bachelor flats at 1282-1286 Broadway.

 

David Jardine was called by the American Architect & Building News "one of the best known of the older generation of New York architects."28 After his death in 1892, John and George Jardine were joined by William W. Kent in the firm of Jardine, Kent & Jardine. In 1911, the firm became Jardine, Kent & [Clinton M.] Hill; its successor firm after 1913 was Jardine, Hill, & [Harris H.] Murdock. John Jardine committed suicide in 1920 at the age of 82. The firm continued as Jardine, Murdock, & Wright after 1936.

 

Design of the Wilbraham

 

The period of the 1880s in New York City was one of stylistic experimentation in which architects , incorporated diverse influences, such as the Queen Anne, Victorian Gothic, Romanesque, Renaissance, and neo-Grec styles, French rationalism, and the German Run dbogens til.

 

The desire of architects and clients for originality, variety, and novelty was demonstrated, as well, by a freedom in design and materials. This was a period of interest in, and availability of, various types and colors of brick for exterior cladding.

 

There was also great interest in the use of several materials in combination , both to achieve varied and picturesque effects of color, texture, and ornament, and to exploit their functional qualities.

 

The Wilbraham's design reflects the influence of the Romanesque Revival style, which gained popularity in the 1880s due to the work of the distinguished Boston architect Henry Hobson Richardson. This influence is seen in the rock-faced stonework and arched openings, as well as the noteworthy, intricately carved, stone detail, particularly the residential entrance on West 30th Street. In this building, the Jardines freely interpreted the Romanesque Revival style, making creative use of its ornament while mixing it with classical references.

 

The Wilbraham is extraordinarily well-detailed and employs a handsome combination of materials, colors, and textures -- the red Philadelphia brick, warm Belleville brownstone, and cast iron. The Real Estate Record & Guide in 1890 called the Wilbraham "certainly the 'crack' apartment house of its kind in New York City... quite an imposing piece of architecture."

 

The Bachelor Apartment Hotel or "Bachelor Flats"

 

Throughout the 19th century, large numbers of New Yorkers lived in multiple residences, including converted dwellings and hotels, due to real estate conditions that made single-family residences prohibitive to all but the wealthy.

 

The bachelor apartment hotel, or "bachelor flats," was a variation on one of the purpose-built multiple dwelling building types that emerged in New York City in the early 1870s . Though the contemporary terms were sometimes employed imprecisely, the building types came to be defined as follows: 1) the apartment house or French flats consisted of apartments with suites of rooms for middle- and upper-middle-class residents ; 2) the apartment hotel or residential hotel had apartments, for basically long-term residents, with suites of rooms , while a dining room and other services were provided; and 3) the hotel, for transient visitors and long-term residents, had a variety of services, as well as a dining room open to the general public.

 

With the growth and industrialization of New York City in the 19th century, the work force consisted of very large numbers of unmarried men. The number of bachelors in the city ranged from 125,000 in 1870,31 to nearly 45 percent of the male population over the age of 15 in 18 90.

 

Howard Chudacoff, in a recent study on the "bachelor subculture in America" from 1880 to 1930, identified 1890 as the peak year in American history of the number of unmarried males over the age of 15 - nearly 42 percent was the national average.33 He and other historians have noted a variety of contemporary social factors that contributed to these numbers of single men: the exclusion of women from most occupations; the greater number of male immigrants; postponement of marriage due to low income level; dissatisfaction with the institution of marriage; and the availability of alternatives, including socializing outside of marriage, the emergence of a gay male community, and the attractions of the heterosexual "sporting male culture."

 

Housing options for middle-class unmarried men in New York were severely limited. As rowhouses and better hotels were expensive, bachelors were forced to find quarters in boarding or rooming houses with less privacy or security, in less-than-desirable rooms in cheaper hotels or apartment buildings, or in such facilities as clubs and YMCAs. It was observed in 1898 that "the bachelor was not considered to be entitled to much consideration; any old thing was good enough for him... Anyone who was old enough and had the means to marry and yet did not, was not thought to be entitled to anything better."

 

The emergence of the apartment hotel provided an alternative that accommodated unmarried men along with couples, families, and widows, but this was considered awkward as single men were seen as threatening married couples and traditional gender roles. Chudacoff comments that:

 

Americans have always revered and depended on the family as the chief institution for promoting citizenship and social order. They have celebrated family life as a basic stabilizing influence in society. Those who valued the family in this way considered individuals and groups living outside the family setting as outcasts, people handicapped by an inability to participate in wholesome social life. These individuals were said to be destabilizing influences...

 

The acute need for apartment hotels specifically for bachelors in New York City was reported by architect Emlen T. Littel in a paper read before the annual convention of the American Institute of Architects and published in 1876. He called for the construction of "club chambers, arranged for the special use of bachelors, [in which they] would find a permanent and real home."

 

In his proposal were characteristics that would become standard in bachelor flats: convenient location on a commercial avenue; storefront on the ground floor; apartments consisting of a bedroom, parlor, and bathroom; and floor plans in which parlors joined another so "that friends occupying adjacent chambers might, if so inclined, enjoy joint possession... [as well as] suites for those wishing to chum together permanently might consist of a larger parlor, two bedrooms, and a bathroom."

 

Littel concluded that "of single men, young and old... there is nothing which would conduce more to their welfare than the erection of such buildings; and, further, that there are few investments in real estate which would so amply reward the proprietor."

 

The first American apartment hotel is believed to have been the Hotel Pelham in Boston. In New York City, the proliferation of French flats is usually traced to the success of the Stuyvesant Apartments , 142 East 18th Street, which attracted a "respectable" clientele, while one of the city's earliest apartment hotels was the Grosvenor House , 35-37 Fifth Avenue . Stevens House , Broadway and 27th Street, was originally built with apartments , but the building was remodeled and enlarged in 1873-74 as an apartment hotel.

 

It has been suggested that Stevens House also then became one of the first bachelor apartment hotels in New York.40 The Panic of 1873 slowed the construction of apartment hotels until economic recovery occurred around 1879-80.

 

Among the early buildings built as b ache lor flats were the Benedick , 79-80 Washington Square East; the Percival , 230 West 42nd Street; the Gorham Building , 889-891 Broadway; and the Alpine . Between 1880 and 1915, hundreds of bachelor apartment hotels were erected. The Real Estate Record & Guide in 1890 reflected that the bachelors' apartment house is a product of our modern life. It is not a social fad, ready to disappear directly.

 

It has ceased to be a novelty. It has come to stay, for it fills a gap in the life of every unmarried man who has become weary of the boarding house, the furnished room, or the hotel.

 

Historian Paul Groth noted that the success of American residential hotels, including bachelor flats, made possible a cultured, civilized life for men without the aid of a woman... provid[ing] domestic care as well as, or better than, a woman could. In some cases, then, the maxim "What every man needs is a good woman," became " What every man needs is a good hotel."

 

The Record & Guide commented in 1898 that bachelor flats "began to arise one after the other, and each later one surpassing its predecessor in elegance, comfort and convenience," and by 1905 noted that "such buildings are found for the most part along Fifth Avenue south of Central Park, and in the cross streets adjacent, on Broadway, and in some other choice locations" south to 23rd Street.

 

The Wilbraham was thus one of the earlier bachelor apartment hotels located in the midst of a district where such buildings would flourish prior to World War I. The Wilbraham catered to single professional men of means. The 1900 census listed eleven single male "boarders" at the Wilbraham, ranging in age from 28 to 80: two lawyers, two treasurers, two company "secretaries," a music professor, a drygoods clerk, a silk manufacturer, an architect, and an actor.

 

The 1910 census counted fifteen tenants, aged from 26 to 68: four lawyers, three stockbrokers, two newspaper solicitors, a publisher, a real estate agent, a shopowner, a civil engineer, a clerk, and a treasurer; only one of these men had resided here at the previous census.

 

Gilman Collamore & Co.

 

Occupying the Wilbraham's two-story shopfront on Fifth Avenue upon its completion was Gilman Collamore & Co., famous dealers in expensive fine china, porcelain, pottery, glassware, and "bric-a-brac," who specialized in high-quality imported French and English goods. Gilman Collamo re , born in West Scitiuate, Mass., trained in the china importing firm of his uncle in Boston.

 

Collamore moved to New York City in 1854 and worked in the same business with his brother Davis Collamore; he established a firm under his own name in 1861.

 

An advertisement for his business at 731 Broadway in 1868 called it "importers and dealers in china, glass, silver-plated ware, &c." Prior to its move to the Wilbraham, the firm was located at 19 Union Square. After Collamore's death, the company was run by John Joseph Gibbons . King's Handbook remarked in 1893 that in houses of wealth and taste it seldom happens that there are not wares obtained through Collamore's... A large part of its imported goods cannot be found in any other house in America... [which] has always maintained itself at the head of its line of trade by virtue of the artistic excellence of its goods.

 

Gibbons purchased the Wilbraham from Emily Moir for one million dollars in 1908. Of the sale, the Real Estate Record & Guide stated that it shows the growing necessity of tenants on the avenue owning their own property in every case where it is possible. The supply is getting very limited, and as soon as the present inactivity is over investors will be climbing over each other to get choice avenue property.

 

In the New York Times, Gibbons said he believed that Fifth Avenue would "continue to be the best for high-class retail trade." The building, called by the Times "one of the first and finest bachelor apartment houses erected in the Fifth Avenue section," was also to continue in that use. Around 1920, a new building at 15 East 56th Street was constructed to house Gilman Collamore & Co.

 

Fifth Avenue in the 20th Century

 

After the turn of the century, Fifth Avenue between Madison Square and Central Park was largely transformed into a commercial thoroughfare. As the heyday of Ladies' Mile ended, the section of Fifth Avenue north of 34th Street developed a high-end retail trade, with specialty shops catering to the upper class and selling such items as jewelry, perfume, and furs. The section of the avenue south of 34th Street developed as "the main artery of the new wholesale trade centre," according to the New York Times in 1915.

 

The theater district moved to Times Square, new grand hotels were built near Central Park, large department stores opened around Herald Square, and the vicinity of Madison Square was developed with office buildings. Town & Country commented in 1903 that "the brown-stone streets are blossoming out, here and there, with odd houses, all designed for business purposes.

 

They break the monotonous line and make that part of the city a place of pleasant contrasts..."53 It was estimated that by 1907 the avenue had seen a 250 percent increase in real estate values. In 1908, Fifth Avenue was widened to accommodate the increased commercial and automobile traffic. Many 19th-century residences were demolished, and those that remained were converted to commercial use or had their facades replaced.

 

The new buildings were tall store-and-loft or office structures, some associated with the textile industry. Many of the great hotels in the area were demolished and replaced by office structures retaining the original names.

 

Holland House was converted to an office building about 1925. The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel was torn down for the Empire State Building , then the tallest building in the world.

 

Later History of the Wilbraham

 

The Wilbraham was sold in 1927 by the John J. Gibbons estate to the 1 West 30 St. Corp.58 A Manhattan directory in 1929 listed fifteen female and ten male residents, though a Buildings Dept. application in 1930 still listed "bachelor apartments" as the use. The building was conveyed to the Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. in 1934 due to unpaid taxes and a mortgage default. Architects Emery Roth and D. Everett Waid, with the firm of Bing & Bing, general contractors, made interior alterations in 1934-35, which included the creation of six apartments with kitchens on floors three through eight; creation of a second-story office; and extension of the penthouse for the creation of two apartments. The New York Times reflected that "a striking illustration of the fact that Fifth Avenue south of Thirty-fourth Street has not entirely lost its charm as a residential neighborhood is presented in the recent renovation of the old Wilbraham apartment building."

 

Metropolitan Life sold the property in 1944, and it has changed hands a number of times since. The Wilbraham has continually remained a residence, although its name was changed by 1984 to the Tiffany.

 

Description

 

The Wilbraham, located on the northwest corner of Fifth Avenue and West 30th Street, is eight stories high . Clad in Philadelphia brick, Belleville brownstone, and cast iron, the building is articulated in a tripartite manner, with a two-story base, three-story midsection, and three-story upper section , all separated by cornices.

 

The facades are pierced by window groupings that are linked vertically. The Fifth Avenue facade is two bays wide, while the West 30th Street facade is seven bays with slight projections in the center and western end. A metal fire escape was added to this center section.

 

The building retains its wood sash windows. Base: Fifth Avenue The two-story base consists of two wide bays, separated by a monumental cast-iron Composite order half-round column set on a cast-iron pier . At each end of the base is a rusticated stone pier with a polished granite base/watertable and a carved capital with a foliate-and-head design.

 

Each bay of the ground story originally had a display window with a transom and bulkhead, and an entrance door with a transom. There are now non-historic single-pane display windows , and non-historic double entrance doors with a transom in the southern bay; the storefront is surmounted by a non-historic projecting metal signband with large lettering.

 

The ground floor is surmounted by cast-iron spandrel panels with dentils and a ribbon design that continues from the central column. The second story has paired one-over-one double-hung wood windows separated by cast-iron colonnettes. The base is capped by a cast-iron and stone cornice with dentils .

 

Base: West 30th Street [east to west] The easternmost two bays are similar in treatment to the Fifth Avenue facade , and are a continuation of the ground-floor storefront. Both display windows retain their original decorative iron framing and bulkhead/grille . A non-historic projecting metal signband with large lettering, similar to that on Fifth Avenue, surmounts the storefront; both bays have rolldown gates.

 

The slightly projecting central two bays are clad in rock-faced stone with quoins above a high polished granite watertable. Wide round-arched openings are set into this section below smooth-finished and molded surrounds on the ground floor.

 

The eastern bay originally had a basement entrance door surmounted by two windows set within the arch, and steps with iron railings; currently the portion below the stone spandrel panel has non-historic metal service doors, and a non-historic metal fan grille is placed within the arch.

 

The western bay has non-historic entrance doors with a transom, set below the round-arched transom. A canopy has been placed within this arch, and there is a rolldown gate. The second-story paired windows have a central column, transom, and outer colonnettes surmounted by carved stone ornamental brackets.

 

The next two bays to the west are similar in treatment to the storefront bays on each facade. The ground floor of the eastern bay is filled with masonry, a door, louvers, and a metal grille. The ground floor of the western bay is filled with masonry, glass block and several small windows, and is partly covered with a metal grille.

 

The westernmost bay has the main residential entrance to the building. Flanking the entry are paired squat piers with carved capitals, above a polished granite watertable/base, that support a decorative entablature, from which springs a round arch. The entry has a low stone platform and non-historic doors and a transom.

 

The arch above the entrance has a transom set below a smooth-finished, molded surround with a prominent foliate keystone and banderole with the carved inscription "WILBRAHAM." The spandrels are ornamented with elaborate carving. A canopy is hung by cables over the entrance within the arch, and a non-historic light fixture is placed on the arched surround. The second story has a paired window similar to those on the center bays of the West 30th Street facade.

 

Midsection This section, clad in Philadelphia brick with stone trim, consists of the third through the fifth stories. The Fifth Avenue bays are tripartite, while those on West 30th Street are double. The window groupings are linked vertically by colossal decorative stone half-round columns, edge moldings/ colonnettes surmounted by decorative carving, and keyed enframements.

 

Original windows are single-pane wood sash with transoms . Stone spandrel panels have ornate foliate carving. Additionally, there are small original windows located in the center bays and in the next two bays to the west on the West 30th Street facade. The section is capped by a smooth-finished stone cornice with voussoirs, keystones, and dentils.

 

Upper Section This section consists of the sixth through the eighth floors, the last a mansard roof. The Fifth Avenue bays are tripartite, while those on West 30th Street are double. Original windows are one-over-one double hung wood sash. The sixth-story windows are segmental, flanked by piers with corbels, and are surmounted by a stone cornice with voussoirs and corbels.

 

The westermost bay is capped by a pediment above the sixth story. The seventh-story windows are separated by rock-faced stone piers and are surmounted by a rock-faced band course. The top-story mansard roof, now covered in standing-seam copper but originally slate with cresting, has dormers with paired windows set on rock-faced bases, with decorative frames and shed roofs with eaves decorated with egg-and-dart designs; and four tall brick-and-stone chimneys on the West 30th Street facade . A non-historic metal railing lines the roof, upon which there is a roof garden.

 

Penthouse The one-story penthouse , set back at the western half of the roof, is visible from the street. West Wall The top two stories of the western wall , as well as the building's water tank, are visible above the adjacent building.

 

- From the 2004 NYCLPC Landmark Designation Report

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Summary

 

The Wilbraham, built in 1888-90 as a bachelor apartment hotel, was commissioned by prominent Scottish-American jeweler William Moir as a real estate investment. It was designed by the versatile New York architectural firm of D. & J. Jardine, whose principals, David and John Jardine, were brothers and also of Scottish birth.

 

Located at the northwest corner of Fifth Avenue and West 30th Street, the Wilbraham is eight stories high (plus basement and penthouse) and crowned by a mansard roof. Clad in a handsome combination of Philadelphia brick, Belleville brownstone, and cast iron, the Wilbraham is extraordinarily well-detailed and reflects the influence of the Romanesque Revival style in the rock-faced stonework and excellent, intricately carved stone detail. The Real Estate Record & Guide in 1890 called it "quite an imposing piece of architecture." The building's two-story shopfront housed the famous china and glassware importing firm of Gilman Collamore & Co. from 1890 to about 1920.

 

The Wilbraham was constructed when this area was changing due to the inroads of commerce, but was still fashionable for clubs, theaters, apartments, and hotels. The bachelor apartment hotel, or "bachelor flats," was a multiple dwelling building type that arose in the 1870s to serve the city's very large population of single men. The Wilbraham catered to professional men of means.

 

Each apartment contained a two-room suite with a bathroom but no kitchen; a residents' dining room was provided on the eighth floor. In 1934-35, the apartments were remodeled to include kitchens, and the building ceased to operate solely as bachelor flats. The Wilbraham, an outstanding extant example of the bachelor apartment hotel building type, has remained in residential use.

 

DESCRIPTION AND ANALYSIS

 

Fifth Avenue, from 23rd to 34th Streets, in the 19th Century 1

 

By 1837, Fifth Avenue was extended north of 23rd Street to 42nd Street, and the surrounding land was sold as building lots. Madison Square, formerly part of "The Parade" and located on the east side of the avenue between 23rd and 26th Streets, was reserved as a park and opened in 1847. Gradually, New York's elite moved "uptown" as they escaped the encroachment of commerce farther downtown, and Fifth Avenue in this area became the most fashionable address and home to the some of the city's wealthiest individuals.

 

Most of the residences along the avenue were speculatively-built brownstones. Numerous churches also located in this vicinity.3

 

Amos R. Eno's Fifth Avenue Hotel (1856-59, Griffith Thomas, with William Washburn; demolished 1908), at Fifth Avenue and 23rd Street across from Madison Square, was initially dubbed "Eno's Folly" because it was built so far north. It soon became one of the most famous hotels in the city and spurred construction of other hotels west and northwest of Madison Square (particularly in the triangle formed by the intersection of Fifth Avenue with the diagonal of Broadway).

 

This district contained the city's best hotels, as well as men's social clubs that followed their constituents uptown. Apartment houses and apartment hotels began to appear on the avenue in the early 1870s. In 1876, Delmonico's, the well-known restaurant, moved to 212-214 Fifth Avenue (at 26th Street).6 By the 1870s, the theater district also relocated northward from Union Square to the Madison Square vicinity.7 Madison Square Garden, opened in 1879 at Madison Avenue and 26th Street and replaced with a new building (1889-91, McKim, Mead & White; demolished 1925), became one of the nation's premiere theater and entertainment centers.

 

The shopping area known as Ladies' Mile developed to the south between 14th and 23rd Streets, with the great department stores along Sixth Avenue and retail shops extending east to and along Broadway. Fifth Avenue in the late 19th century was also at the eastern edge of the legendary and crime-ridden section of midtown Manhattan known as "the Tenderloin," roughly bounded by 23rd and 42nd Streets and Fifth and Seventh Avenues (by the turn of the century, it extended northward and westward).

 

Beginning in the 1880s, as commerce encroached and the exclusivity of the area faded, many prominent New York families moved farther up Fifth Avenue around Central Park.9

 

Hotels and apartment houses continued to be built in the vicinity. The Knickerbocker Apartments (1882-84, Charles W. Clinton, demolished), 243-249 Fifth Avenue (at 28th Street), was a luxury building that included one floor of bachelor apartments. Holland House (1891, Harding & Gooch), 274-280 Fifth Avenue (at 30th Street), was for a brief period the most opulent and luxurious hotel in the city. This was surpassed by the Waldorf Hotel (1891-93, Henry J. Hardenbergh), expanded in 1895-97 as the Waldorf-Astoria, also by Hardenbergh (now demolished), which was on the site of the Astor residences.

 

The Wilbraham evokes the history of this stretch of Fifth Avenue as a fashionable area of shops, theaters, clubs, and residences.

 

William Moir

 

The Wilbraham was built as a real estate investment for prominent jeweler William Moir (18261896), who resided at 6 West 20th Street. Born in Aberdeen, Scotland, Moir immigrated to New York City around 1840 and was apprenticed to watchmaker Alexander Martin.

 

He later became a journeyman to jeweler Emmet T. Pell at 315 Hudson Street, and after Pell retired in 1844, purchased the business with his brother John Moir (d. 1895). J. & W. Moir ran a successful operation at that location for 25 years, until John's withdrawal from the firm. In 1870, William Moir commissioned a five-story, cast-iron-clad structure (Theodore A. Tribit, architect) for his own business at No. 711 [originally 373] Sixth Avenue, at the southwest corner of West 23 rd Street.12 Moir's business in 1872 included a fine selection of French clocks and bronzes, specially imported by him, and a yet larger stock of watches, native and foreign, jewelry, diamonds, and silver-plated ware. The diamond jewelry is noticeably good, and is all made on the premises.

 

At the time of his death, he was called "one of New York's oldest and best known retail jewelers."14 He was treasurer for 22 years of the First Presbyterian Church, 48 Fifth Avenue.

 

His widow, Emily Hun Sexton Moir, dedicated a memorial window (c. 1910, designed by Tiffany Studios and containing Scottish references) in his honor in the church. Moir also served as a trustee of the Presbyterian Hospital and a director of the Greenwich Bank and Greenwich Savings Bank, and was a member of the Saint Andrew's Society of the State of New York, for men of Scottish ancestry. He was buried in Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn.

 

Construction of the Wilbraham

 

In April 1888, William Moir purchased, for $245,000,17 a townhouse located at the northwest corner of Fifth Avenue and West 30th Street. Plans were filed in October 1888 by architects D. & J. Jardine for a six-story (plus basement) bachelor flats building on this site, to be fireproof, framed in iron, and clad in Philadelphia brick, Belleville (N.J.) brownstone, and cast iron, at an estimated cost of $150,000.

 

Construction began immediately, but plans were amended and approved in November 1888 to substitute steel for the proposed iron beams and girders.18 In December, Moir conveyed the property to his wife Emily. A rendering of the proposed six-story Wilbraham capped by a high balustrade parapet was published in January 1889 in Building.

 

An amendment filed in June 1889, however, increased the height of the building two stories including a one-story mansard roof, so that the completed building was eight full stories. This increase in height reflected the maximum possible return that Moir could achieve on his investment.

 

In 1885, a New York City law had been enacted to limit the height of all new residential construction to a height of 80 feet (six stories), but hotels and apartment hotels, including bachelor flats, were exempt because they were considered commercial properties.19 Another amendment filed in July 1889 added a penthouse to the roof of the Wilbraham, with three servants' rooms and a kitchen.

 

The building was completed in May 1890. An alteration application was filed by the Jardine firm in October 1890 to add another two servants' rooms to the penthouse, which were completed in 1891; William Moir pleaded for these rooms in a letter to the Buildings Dept. because "in the carrying on of the work in the building they are a positive necessity."

 

A store has continually occupied the building's two-story base, with frontage on Fifth Avenue and two bays on West 30th Street. Each apartment in the Wilbraham contained two rooms -- a parlor and a bedroom -- and the floors were arranged so that it was possible to combine apartments together.

 

Typical of apartment hotels, kitchens were not included in the apartments, instead a residents' dining room was provided on the eighth floor. The Real Estate Record & Guide called it "the most elegantly appointed among the bachelor apartment houses in New York City."

 

The building was equipped with technological amenities, including the latest in plumbing and ventilation, a manually-operated Otis elevator, steam heating, both gas and electric lighting, and an internal communication system connected with the superintendent. Tenants were also provided the housekeeping services of a hotel.

 

The Architects: D. & J. Jardine

 

Born in Whithorn, Wigtownshire, Scotland, David Jardine (1830-1892) trained under his builder-architect father before immigrating to America around 1850. In New York City he established an architectural practice by 1855, then was a partner in Jardine & [Edward G.] Thompson in 1858-60. His brother, John Jardine (1838-1920), also born in Whithorn, immigrated to the United States and worked for the U.S. government during the Civil War in the design of monitors and gunboats.

 

John moved to New York City, and in 1865 formed an architectural partnership with David. D. & J. Jardine, which lasted until David's death, was one of the more prominent, prolific, and versatile architectural firms in the city in the second half of the 19th century. George Elliott Jardine (1841-1902), another brother from Whithorn, began working for the firm around 1887. All three brothers were members of the Saint Andrew's Society of the State of New York (a possible source of their commission from Moir). A fourth member of the firm, from about 1886 to 1891, was Jay (Joseph) H. Van Norden.

 

D. & J. Jardine was active in rowhouse development in Greenwich Village and on the Upper East and Upper West Sides from the late-1860s through the mid-1880s.

 

The firm achieved prominence for its designs, in a variety of contemporary styles, for religious structures, store-and-loft buildings, warehouses, office buildings, and apartment houses.

 

D. & J. Jardine designed a number of notable cast-iron-fronted buildings, including: No. 319 Broadway ("Thomas Twin") ( 1869-70); G. Rosenblatt & Bro. Buildings, 57 Walker Street (1870), and 734 Broadway (1872-73); Davies Building (1874-75), 678 Broadway; Jones Building (1875-76, demolished), 171-175 8th Avenue, for drygoods merchant Owen Jones; B. Altman & Co. Building (1876-80), 625-629 Sixth Avenue; No. 121 Mercer Street (originally owned by the New York Eye & Ear Infirmary) (1879);24 and Baumann Brothers Furniture and Carpets Store (1880-81), 2226 East 14th Street.

 

Among the firm's other notable extant commissions are: the Fourth Reformed Presbyterian Church (1874), 359-365 West 48th Street; D.S. Hess & Co. Building (1880), 35-37 West 23 rd Street; and the Castree-Halliday Buildings (1887), store-and-loft structures located at 13-17 Jay Street.25 Aside from the Wilbraham, the firm's multiple-residential structures, few of which survive, included the Jardine Apartments (1872, demolished), 203-205 West 56th Street, one of New York City's earliest French flats buildings;26 Clermont Apartments (1878, demolished), 1706-1708 Broadway; St. Marc Hotel (1880, demolished), 434 Fifth Avenue; Palermo Apartments (1882, demolished), 125 East 57th Street; Dundonald Flats (1885), 71 West 83rd Street;27 and the Alpine (1886-87, demolished), bachelor flats at 1282-1286 Broadway.

 

David Jardine was called by the American Architect & Building News "one of the best known of the older generation of New York architects."28 After his death in 1892, John and George Jardine were joined by William W. Kent in the firm of Jardine, Kent & Jardine. In 1911, the firm became Jardine, Kent & [Clinton M.] Hill; its successor firm after 1913 was Jardine, Hill, & [Harris H.] Murdock. John Jardine committed suicide in 1920 at the age of 82. The firm continued as Jardine, Murdock, & Wright after 1936.

 

Design of the Wilbraham

 

The period of the 1880s in New York City was one of stylistic experimentation in which architects (including those of the various multiple dwelling building types), incorporated diverse influences, such as the Queen Anne, Victorian Gothic, Romanesque, Renaissance, and neo-Grec styles, French rationalism, and the German Run dbogens til.

 

The desire of architects and clients for originality, variety, and novelty was demonstrated, as well, by a freedom in design and materials. This was a period of interest in, and availability of, various types and colors of brick for exterior cladding.

 

There was also great interest in the use of several materials in combination (such as brick, terra cotta, stone, and cast iron), both to achieve varied and picturesque effects of color, texture, and ornament, and to exploit their functional qualities.

 

The Wilbraham's design reflects the influence of the Romanesque Revival style, which gained popularity in the 1880s due to the work of the distinguished Boston architect Henry Hobson Richardson. This influence is seen in the rock-faced stonework and arched openings, as well as the noteworthy, intricately carved, stone detail, particularly the residential entrance on West 30th Street. In this building, the Jardines freely interpreted the Romanesque Revival style, making creative use of its ornament while mixing it with classical references.

 

The Wilbraham is extraordinarily well-detailed and employs a handsome combination of materials, colors, and textures -- the red Philadelphia brick, warm Belleville brownstone, and cast iron. The Real Estate Record & Guide in 1890 called the Wilbraham "certainly the 'crack' apartment house of its kind in New York City... quite an imposing piece of architecture."

 

The Bachelor Apartment Hotel or "Bachelor Flats"

 

Throughout the 19th century, large numbers of New Yorkers lived in multiple residences, including converted dwellings and hotels, due (among other factors) to real estate conditions that made single-family residences prohibitive to all but the wealthy.

 

The bachelor apartment hotel, or "bachelor flats," was a variation on one of the purpose-built multiple dwelling building types that emerged in New York City in the early 1870s (and in such cities as Boston, Washington, and Chicago in the 1870s-80s). Though the contemporary terms were sometimes employed imprecisely, the building types came to be defined as follows: 1) the apartment house or French flats consisted of apartments with suites of rooms (including a bathroom and kitchen) for middle- and upper-middle-class residents (luxury apartment houses emerged after 1880); 2) the apartment hotel or residential hotel had apartments, for basically long-term residents, with suites of rooms (including a bathroom but no kitchen), while a dining room and other services were provided; and 3) the hotel, for transient visitors and long-term residents, had a variety of services, as well as a dining room open to the general public.

 

With the growth and industrialization of New York City in the 19th century, the work force consisted of very large numbers of unmarried men. The number of bachelors in the city ranged from 125,000 (about 13% of the total population) in 1870,31 to nearly 45 percent of the male population over the age of 15 in 18 90.

 

Howard Chudacoff, in a recent study on the "bachelor subculture in America" from 1880 to 1930, identified 1890 (the year of the Wilbraham's completion) as the peak year in American history of the number of unmarried males over the age of 15 - nearly 42 percent was the national average.33 He and other historians have noted a variety of contemporary social factors that contributed to these numbers of single men: the exclusion of women from most occupations; the greater number of male immigrants; postponement of marriage due to low income level; dissatisfaction with the institution of marriage; and the availability of alternatives, including socializing outside of marriage, the emergence of a gay male community, and the attractions of the heterosexual "sporting male culture."

 

Housing options for middle-class unmarried men in New York were severely limited. As rowhouses and better hotels were expensive, bachelors were forced to find quarters in boarding or rooming houses (usually converted rowhouses) with less privacy or security, in less-than-desirable rooms in cheaper hotels or apartment buildings, or in such facilities as clubs and YMCAs. It was observed in 1898 that "the bachelor was not considered to be entitled to much consideration; any old thing was good enough for him... Anyone who was old enough and had the means to marry and yet did not, was not thought to be entitled to anything better."

 

The emergence of the apartment hotel provided an alternative that accommodated unmarried men along with couples, families, and widows, but this was considered awkward as single men were seen as threatening married couples and traditional gender roles. Chudacoff comments that:

 

Americans have always revered and depended on the family as the chief institution for promoting citizenship and social order. They have celebrated family life as a basic stabilizing influence in society. Those who valued the family in this way considered individuals and groups living outside the family setting as outcasts, people handicapped by an inability to participate in wholesome social life. These individuals were said to be destabilizing influences...

 

The acute need for apartment hotels specifically for bachelors in New York City was reported by architect Emlen T. Littel in a paper read before the annual convention of the American Institute of Architects and published in 1876. He called for the construction of "club chambers, arranged for the special use of bachelors, [in which they] would find a permanent and real home."

 

In his proposal were characteristics that would become standard in bachelor flats: convenient location on a commercial avenue; storefront on the ground floor; apartments consisting of (at least) a bedroom, parlor, and bathroom; and floor plans in which parlors joined another so "that friends occupying adjacent chambers might, if so inclined, enjoy joint possession... [as well as] suites for those wishing to chum together permanently might consist of a larger parlor, two bedrooms, and a bathroom."

 

Littel concluded that "of single men, young and old... there is nothing which would conduce more to their welfare than the erection of such buildings; and, further, that there are few investments in real estate which would so amply reward the proprietor."

 

The first American apartment hotel is believed to have been the Hotel Pelham (1856-57, Alfred Stone of Arthur Gilman's firm) in Boston. In New York City, the proliferation of French flats is usually traced to the success of the Stuyvesant Apartments (1869-70, Richard Morris Hunt; demolished), 142 East 18th Street, which attracted a "respectable" clientele, while one of the city's earliest apartment hotels was the Grosvenor House (1871-72, Detlef Lienau; demolished), 35-37 Fifth Avenue (at 10th Street). Stevens House (1870-72, Richard Morris Hunt; demolished), Broadway and 27th Street, was originally built with apartments (above ground-floor stores), but the building was remodeled and enlarged in 1873-74 (Arthur Gilman, architect) as an apartment hotel.

 

It has been suggested that Stevens House also then became one of the first bachelor apartment hotels in New York.40 The Panic of 1873 slowed the construction of apartment hotels until economic recovery occurred around 1879-80.

 

Among the early buildings built as b ache lor flats were the Benedick (1879-80, McKim, Mead & Bigelow), 79-80 Washington Square East; the Percival (1882, McKim, Mead & White; demolished), 230 West 42nd Street; the Gorham Building (1883-84, Edward H. Kendall), 889-891 Broadway; and the Alpine (1886-87, D. & J. Jardine). Between 1880 and 1915, hundreds of bachelor apartment hotels were erected. The Real Estate Record & Guide in 1890 reflected that the bachelors' apartment house is a product of our modern life. It is not a social fad, ready to disappear directly.

 

It has ceased to be a novelty. It has come to stay, for it fills a gap in the life of every unmarried man who has become weary of the boarding house, the furnished room, or the hotel.

 

Historian Paul Groth noted that the success of American residential hotels, including bachelor flats, made possible a cultured, civilized life for men without the aid of a woman... provid[ing] domestic care as well as, or better than, a woman could. In some cases, then, the maxim "What every man needs is a good woman," became " What every man needs is a good hotel."

 

The Record & Guide commented in 1898 that bachelor flats "began to arise one after the other, and each later one surpassing its predecessor in elegance, comfort and convenience," and by 1905 noted that "such buildings are found for the most part along Fifth Avenue south of Central Park, and in the cross streets adjacent, on Broadway, and in some other choice locations" south to 23rd Street.

 

The Wilbraham was thus one of the earlier bachelor apartment hotels located in the midst of a district where such buildings would flourish prior to World War I. The Wilbraham catered to single professional men of means. The 1900 census listed eleven single male "boarders" at the Wilbraham, ranging in age from 28 to 80: two lawyers, two treasurers, two company "secretaries," a music professor, a drygoods clerk, a silk manufacturer, an architect, and an actor.

 

The 1910 census counted fifteen tenants, aged from 26 to 68: four lawyers, three stockbrokers, two newspaper solicitors, a publisher, a real estate agent, a shopowner, a civil engineer, a clerk, and a treasurer; only one of these men had resided here at the previous census.

 

Gilman Collamore & Co.

 

Occupying the Wilbraham's two-story shopfront (and basement) on Fifth Avenue upon its completion was Gilman Collamore & Co., famous dealers in expensive fine china, porcelain, pottery, glassware, and "bric-a-brac," who specialized in high-quality imported French and English goods. Gilman Collamo re (1834-1888), born in West Scitiuate, Mass., trained in the china importing firm of his uncle in Boston.

 

Collamore moved to New York City in 1854 and worked in the same business with his brother Davis Collamore; he established a firm under his own name in 1861.

 

An advertisement for his business at 731 Broadway in 1868 called it "importers and dealers in china, glass, silver-plated ware, &c." Prior to its move to the Wilbraham, the firm was located at 19 Union Square. After Collamore's death, the company was run by John Joseph Gibbons (d. 1917). King's Handbook remarked in 1893 that in houses of wealth and taste it seldom happens that there are not wares obtained through Collamore's... A large part of its imported goods cannot be found in any other house in America... [which] has always maintained itself at the head of its line of trade by virtue of the artistic excellence of its goods.

 

Gibbons purchased the Wilbraham from Emily Moir for one million dollars in 1908. Of the sale, the Real Estate Record & Guide stated that it shows the growing necessity of tenants on the avenue owning their own property in every case where it is possible. The supply is getting very limited, and as soon as the present inactivity is over investors will be climbing over each other to get choice avenue property.

 

In the New York Times, Gibbons said he believed that Fifth Avenue would "continue to be the best for high-class retail trade." The building, called by the Times "one of the first and finest bachelor apartment houses erected in the Fifth Avenue section," was also to continue in that use. Around 1920, a new building at 15 East 56th Street was constructed to house Gilman Collamore & Co.

 

Fifth Avenue in the 20th Century

 

After the turn of the century, Fifth Avenue between Madison Square and Central Park was largely transformed into a commercial thoroughfare. As the heyday of Ladies' Mile ended, the section of Fifth Avenue north of 34th Street developed a high-end retail trade, with specialty shops catering to the upper class and selling such items as jewelry, perfume, and furs. The section of the avenue south of 34th Street developed as "the main artery of the new wholesale trade centre," according to the New York Times in 1915.

 

The theater district moved to Times Square, new grand hotels were built near Central Park, large department stores opened around Herald Square, and the vicinity of Madison Square was developed with office buildings. Town & Country commented in 1903 that "the brown-stone streets are blossoming out, here and there, with odd houses, all designed for business purposes.

 

They break the monotonous line and make that part of the city a place of pleasant contrasts..."53 It was estimated that by 1907 the avenue had seen a 250 percent increase in real estate values. In 1908, Fifth Avenue was widened to accommodate the increased commercial and automobile traffic. Many 19th-century residences were demolished, and those that remained were converted to commercial use or had their facades replaced.

 

The new buildings were tall store-and-loft or office structures, some associated with the textile industry. Many of the great hotels in the area were demolished and replaced by office structures retaining the original names.

 

Holland House was converted to an office building about 1925. The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel was torn down for the Empire State Building (1929-31, Shreve, Lamb & Harmon), then the tallest building in the world.

 

Later History of the Wilbraham

 

The Wilbraham was sold in 1927 by the John J. Gibbons estate to the 1 West 30 St. Corp.58 A Manhattan directory in 1929 listed fifteen female and ten male residents, though a Buildings Dept. application in 1930 still listed "bachelor apartments" as the use. The building was conveyed to the Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. in 1934 due to unpaid taxes and a mortgage default. Architects Emery Roth and D. Everett Waid, with the firm of Bing & Bing, general contractors, made interior alterations in 1934-35, which included the creation of six apartments with kitchens on floors three through eight; creation of a second-story office; and extension of the penthouse for the creation of two apartments. The New York Times reflected that "a striking illustration of the fact that Fifth Avenue south of Thirty-fourth Street has not entirely lost its charm as a residential neighborhood is presented in the recent renovation of the old Wilbraham apartment building."

 

Metropolitan Life sold the property in 1944, and it has changed hands a number of times since. The Wilbraham has continually remained a residence, although its name was changed by 1984 to the Tiffany.

 

Description

 

The Wilbraham, located on the northwest corner of Fifth Avenue and West 30th Street, is eight stories high (plus basement and a rooftop penthouse). Clad in Philadelphia brick, Belleville (N.J.) brownstone, and cast iron, the building is articulated in a tripartite manner, with a two-story base, three-story midsection, and three-story upper section (including a one-story mansard roof), all separated by cornices.

 

The facades are pierced by window groupings that are linked vertically. The Fifth Avenue facade is two bays wide, while the West 30th Street facade is seven bays with slight projections in the center and western end. A metal fire escape was added to this center section.

 

The building retains its wood sash windows. Base: Fifth Avenue The two-story base consists of two wide bays, separated by a monumental cast-iron Composite order half-round column set on a cast-iron pier (that has been covered with a veneer of polished granite). At each end of the base is a rusticated stone pier (consisting of bands of rock-faced stone alternating with smaller bands of delicate decorative carving) with a polished granite base/watertable and a carved capital with a foliate-and-head design.

 

Each bay of the ground story originally had a display window with a transom and bulkhead, and an entrance door with a transom. There are now non-historic single-pane display windows (with rolldown gates), and non-historic double entrance doors with a transom in the southern bay; the storefront is surmounted by a non-historic projecting metal signband with large lettering.

 

The ground floor is surmounted by cast-iron spandrel panels with dentils and a ribbon design that continues from the central column. The second story has paired one-over-one double-hung wood windows separated by cast-iron colonnettes. The base is capped by a cast-iron and stone cornice with dentils (this cornice originally held lettering for Gilman Collamore & Co.).

 

Base: West 30th Street [east to west] The easternmost two bays are similar in treatment to the Fifth Avenue facade (minus entrances), and are a continuation of the ground-floor storefront. Both display windows retain their original decorative iron framing and bulkhead/grille (now covered with wood). A non-historic projecting metal signband with large lettering, similar to that on Fifth Avenue, surmounts the storefront; both bays have rolldown gates.

 

The slightly projecting central two bays are clad in rock-faced stone with quoins above a high polished granite watertable. Wide round-arched openings are set into this section below smooth-finished and molded surrounds on the ground floor.

 

The eastern bay originally had a basement entrance door surmounted by two windows set within the arch, and steps with iron railings; currently the portion below the stone spandrel panel has non-historic metal service doors, and a non-historic metal fan grille is placed within the arch.

 

The western bay has non-historic entrance doors (to the storefront) with a transom, set below the round-arched transom. A canopy has been placed within this arch, and there is a rolldown gate. The second-story paired windows have a central column, transom, and outer colonnettes surmounted by carved stone ornamental brackets.

 

The next two bays to the west are similar in treatment to the storefront bays on each facade. The ground floor of the eastern bay is filled with masonry, a door, louvers, and a metal grille. The ground floor of the western bay is filled with masonry, glass block and several small windows, and is partly covered with a metal grille.

 

The westernmost bay has the main residential entrance to the building. Flanking the entry are paired squat piers with carved capitals, above a polished granite watertable/base, that support a decorative entablature, from which springs a round arch. The entry has a low stone platform and non-historic doors and a transom.

 

The arch above the entrance has a transom (now covered) set below a smooth-finished, molded surround with a prominent foliate keystone and banderole with the carved inscription "WILBRAHAM." The spandrels are ornamented with elaborate carving. A canopy is hung by cables over the entrance within the arch, and a non-historic light fixture is placed on the arched surround. The second story has a paired window similar to those on the center bays of the West 30th Street facade.

 

Midsection This section, clad in Philadelphia brick with stone trim, consists of the third through the fifth stories. The Fifth Avenue bays are tripartite, while those on West 30th Street are double. The window groupings are linked vertically by colossal decorative stone half-round columns, edge moldings/ colonnettes surmounted by decorative carving, and keyed enframements.

 

Original windows are single-pane wood sash with transoms (transoms on the fourth story are round-arched). Stone spandrel panels have ornate foliate carving. Additionally, there are small original windows located in the center bays and in the next two bays to the west on the West 30th Street facade. The section is capped by a smooth-finished stone cornice with voussoirs, keystones, and dentils.

 

Upper Section This section consists of the sixth through the eighth floors, the last a mansard roof. The Fifth Avenue bays are tripartite, while those on West 30th Street are double. Original windows are one-over-one double hung wood sash. The sixth-story windows are segmental, flanked by piers with corbels, and are surmounted by a stone cornice with voussoirs and corbels.

 

The westermost bay is capped by a pediment above the sixth story. The seventh-story windows are separated by rock-faced stone piers and are surmounted by a rock-faced band course. The top-story mansard roof, now covered in standing-seam copper but originally slate with cresting, has dormers with paired windows set on rock-faced bases, with decorative frames and shed roofs with eaves decorated with egg-and-dart designs; and four tall brick-and-stone chimneys on the West 30th Street facade (each having projecting non-historic metal vents). A non-historic metal railing lines the roof, upon which there is a roof garden.

 

Penthouse The one-story penthouse (dating from 1890-91 and 1934-35), set back at the western half of the roof, is visible from the street. West Wall The top two stories of the western wall (brick, partly painted), as well as the building's water tank, are visible above the adjacent building.

 

- From the 2004 NYCLPC Landmark Designation Report

[I have found that one offshoot of the 365 day Portrait Project- one other than the fact that it is trying to get the time everyday to take a picture, try to make it interesting, and then make it both somewhat artistic and a reflection of me (and the by product that it is deadening the other photos I am taking for the photostream, which is hardly any, at the moment)- is that as new bumps and opportunities appear on life’s highway, they not only suggest photos but they demonstrate and illuminate where I am/was on a particular day, like today:]

 

A friend of a friend is looking for a place to live. He is a younger guy and happens to work (at least for now) within walking distance of my house. My friend Jayson thought it would be perfect for me to bring him in as a roommate, since I have been debating about getting a roommate to help pay the bills and mortgage for months. I didn’t just want to put out a blurb on Craig’s List, because of the bad experiences my friends have had with that, but this guy is now sort of within my social sphere, and I was keen on the idea of him moving in by the end of the month when it was presented to me yesterday, but some new wrinkles appeared today, and I am not sure what to do. I thought I might put it out to my Flickr friends to get your opinions as I mull it over. I appreciate everyone’s comments and input!!! Roommate or no?

 

[I suppose I could list things endlessly as they occur to me, but after 45 minutes, these are the ones that have sprung out at me:]

 

PROS:

I like the guy

He’s intelligent

He’s young and gay

I could use the money

He wants to do the gardening and would take care of the pool, so that I would save by cancelling those service men

He doesn’t smoke or drink (much); he doesn’t do drugs

He is spiritual and seems stable and mature

He’s a computer guy, and can fix computer hardware problems, as well as tinker to improve systems

He seems sensitive to my issues and misgivings, and I feel that he would not only enjoy living here, but he would really be interested in “helping me out” in keeping the house and making the repairs and improvements I have wanted to do for years but haven’t had the help

I would have company in the house again; Pepita would have another person to be around

I could go away for a time and leave Pepita without worrying about her or the house (well, not much worrying, anyway)

Pepita so far seems to tolerate him, though she was fussy with him tonight; no doubt she would get used to him and start to like him as well

With someone else in the house each night, I would feel safer

With someone in the house I would be more focused and wouldn’t goof off so much

With someone in the house I would usually go to bed earlier

With someone in the house I might eat better

He loves to cook

We might have Thanksgiving again here this year!!!!!!!!!!! YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

He’s cute, so he will always be nice to look at

He wants to create a vegetable garden outside

He has lots of ideas for improvements and repairs

I think we would have some nice discussions and conversations

My little-used master bathroom could be improved and I could actually get used to using it instead of the “green” bathroom in the hall I have always used since I have been in the house.

Shaking up my life and the patterns in this house probably would be a good thing for me as I move into a new chapter of my life- in some ways it will be like moving into a new place in my own house- not a bad thing, since there are still both the ghosts of what life was like with Richard here, as well as what it has been like for the two lonely years I have lived here alone.

He claims to be content to keep his stuff in his room for now and let me have the rest of the house for my stuff

I think we could be friends

  

CONS:

My privacy and private life would be radically altered

The money he is able to pay is about $300 less than I expected to get, and my expenses right now are very high

I do not know if I can even keep the house much longer, since I am still not working enough to pay all of my bills as it is

He wants to rent the room that is currently my study, instead of the guest room I have been offering

He wants to use the hall bathroom, which has been my habitual bathroom since I moved in, insead of the bathroom I offered

Moving all of my stuff around will be a LOT of work and stressful

I am not sure the guest room will be an adequate office/study for me

Where in the hell am I gonna put all of the stuff that I have to move out of the study that won’t fit?!?!?

I will have to get (or build) another bookcase in the living room

I will be forced to clean out the garage and make some order out there to accommodate the dislocated stuff from the study and guest room

It will be a little problematic for me or him if we bring someone home some evening- a loss of privacy issue

There will be less time for goofing off, for my obsessions, for my waking around the house naked

I will not be able to just leave messes around the house like I do now

There is a chance that he could break my stuff, or lose something, or some friend if his might come visit and do the same

He’s cute, so I might fall into jealousy issues, or envious issues if he brings guys home and I am all alone in my room...sob

I will be forced to cut back on many things I am spending money on (cable, phone, etc.) Right now because my prospective roommate won’t use the services and doesn’t want to help pay for them

He seems honest and straightforward, and has a strong, positive energy that I fear might be something that I will cower under, letting him take over instead of me saying anything, as I agree to what he wants (like this change of what I had planned as far as the room to rent), convincing myself that “I can live with that,” but in fact I really do not want it and won’t be able to live with it

I doubt my ability to draw boundaries where I need them to be drawn

The job he has is temporary, and he might get a job somewhere else farther away and not want to be stuck in Van Nuys any longer (though if he moves in, it seems like he would be willing to make a commitment to stay indefinitely)

I have to decide by the end of the week so things can either get underway or he can start looking elsewhere

What if I solidfy a boyfriend and he wants to move in?!?!? Do I kick the roommate out?

I am just not certain that it will work out

I am really afraid of such radical change (but should an emotion like fear really stop me?!?!?)

Yoko Ono’s own relationship and partnership with John Lennon have given her access and opportunities she might never have achieved on her own, but her status as a pop icon has largely obscured her own achievements as an artist. Now where is this more obvious than in the area of filmmaking. Between 1966 and 1971, Ono made substantial contribution to avant-garde cinema,

 

Most of which are now a vague memory, even for those generally cognizant of developments in this field. With few expectations, her films have been out of circulation for years, but fortunately this situation needs to be changing; in the spring of 1989 the Whitney Museum of American Art presented a film retrospective along with a small show of objects - eighties versions of conceptual objects Ono has exhibited in 1966 and 1967 – and the American Federation of Arts re-released Ono’s films in the spring of 1991.

Except as a film-goer, Ono was not involved with film until the 1960s, though by this time she began to make her own films, she was an established artist. At the end of the fifties, after studying poetry and music at Sarah Lawrence College, she became part of a circle of avant-garde musicians (including John Cage and Merce Cunningham): in fact the “Chambers Street Series.” An influential concert series organized by LaMonte Young, was held at Ono’s loft at 112 Chambers. Ono’s activities in music led to her first public concert, A Grapefruit in the World of Park (at the Village Gate, 1961) and later that same year to an evening of performance events in which Yvonne Rainer stood up and sat down before a table stacked with dishes for ten minutes, then smashed the dishes “accompanied by a rhythmic background of repeated syllables, a tape recording of moans and words spoken backwards, and by an aria of high-pitched wails sung by Ono” (Barbara Haskell’s description in Yoko Ono: Objects, Films, the catalogue for the 1989 Whitney Museum show).

 

In the early sixties Ono was part of what became known as Fluxus, an art movement with roots in Dada, in Marcel Duchamp and John Cage, and energised by George Maciunas. The Fluxus artists were dedicated to challenging conventional definitions in the fine arts, and conventional relationships between artwork and viewer. In the early sixties, Ono made such works as Painting to See the Room through (1961), a canvas with an almost invisible hole in the centre through which one peered to see the room, and Painting to Hammer the Nail in (1961), a white wood panel that “viewers” were instructed to hammer nails into with an attached hammer. Instructions for dozens of these early pieces, and for later ones, are reprinted in Ono’s Grapefruit, which has appeared several times in several different editions- most recently in a Simon and Schuster/ Touchstone paperback edition, reprinted in 1979.

 

By the mid sixties, Ono had become interested in film, as a writer of mini film scripts (sixteen are reprinted in the Fall 1989 Film Quarterly), and as a contributor of three films to the Fluxfilm Program coordinated by Maciunas in 1966: two one-shot films shot at 2000 frames per second, Eyeblink and Match, and No.4, a sequence of buttocks of walking males and females. Along with several other films in the Fluxfilm Program (and two 1966 films by Bruce Baillie), Eyeblink and No.4 are, so far as I know, the first instances of what was to become a mini-genre of avant-garde cinema: the single-shot film (films that are or appear to be precisely one shot long), No.4 (Bottoms) (1966).

 

For the eighty minutes of No.4 (Bottoms), all we see are human buttocks in the act of walking, filmed in black and white, in close-up, so that each buttocks fills the screen: the crack between the cheeks and the crease between hams and legs divide the frame into four approximately equal sectors: we cannot see around the edges of the walking bodies. Each buttocks is filmed for a few seconds (often for fifteen seconds or so; sometimes for less than ten seconds), and is then followed immediately by the next buttocks. The sound track consists of interviews with people whose buttocks we see and with other people considering whether to allow themselves to be filmed; they talk about the project in general, and they raise the issue of the film’s probable boredom, which becomes a comment on viewers’ actual experience of the film. The sound track also includes segments of television news coverage of the project (which had considerable visibility in London in 1966), including an interview with Ono, who discusses the conceptual design of the film.

 

No. 4 (Bottoms) is fascinating and entertaining, especially in its revelation of the human body. Because Ono’s structuring of the visuals is rigorously serial, No.4 (Bottoms) is reminiscent of Edward Muybridge’s motion studies, though in this instance the “grid” against which we measure the motion is temporal, as well as implicitly spatial: though there’s no literal grid behind the bottoms, each bottom is framed in precisely the same way. What we realize from seeing these bottoms, and inevitably comparing them with one another- and with our idea of “bottom”- is both obvious and startling. Not only are people’s bottoms remarkably varied in their shape, colouring, and texture, but no two bottoms move in the same way.

 

On a more formal level No.4 (Bottoms) is interesting both as an early instance of the serial structuring that was to become so common in avant-garde film by the end of the sixties (in Snow’s Wavelength and Ernie Gehr’s Serene Velocity, 1970; Hollis Frampton’s Zorns Lemma, 1970 and Robert Huot’s Rolls: 1971, 1972; J.J. Murphey’s Print Generation, 1974…) and because Ono’s editing makes the experience of No.4 (Bottoms) more complex than simple descriptions of the film seem to suggest. As the film develops, particular bottoms and comments on the sound track are sometimes repeated, often in new contexts; and a variety of subtle interconnections between image and sound occur.

 

Like No.4 (Bottoms), Ono’s next long film, Film No.5 (Smile) (1968, fifty-one minutes), was an extension of work included in the Fluxfilm Program. Like her Eyeblink and Match- and like Chieko Shiomi’s Disappearing Music for Face (in which Ono’s smile gradually “disappears”), also on the Fluxfilm Program- Film No.5 (Smile) was shot with a high-speed camera. Unlike these earlier films, all of which filmed simple actions in black and white, indoors, at 2000 frames per second, Film No.5 (Smile) reveals John Lennon’s face, recorded at 333 frames per second for an extended duration, outdoors, in colour, and accompanied by a sound track of outdoor sounds recorded at the same time the imagery was recorded. Film No.5 (Smile) divides roughly into two halves, one continuous shot each. During the first half, the film is a meditation on Lennon’s face, which is so still that on first viewing I wasn’t entirely sure for a while that the film was live action and not an optically printed photograph of Lennon smiling slightly. Though almost nothing happens in any conventional sense, the intersection of the high-speed filming and our extended gaze creates continuous, subtle transformations: it is as if we can see Lennon’s expression evolve in conjunction with the flow of his thoughts. Well into the first shot, Lennon forms his lips into an “O”- a kiss perhaps- and then slowly returns to the slight smile with which the shot opens. During the second shot of Film No.5 (Smile), which differs from the first in subtleties of colour and texture (both shots are lovely), Lennon’s face is more active; he blinks several times, sticks his tongue out, smiles broadly twice, and seems to say “Ah!” Of course, while the second shot is more active than the first, the amount of activity remains minimal by conventional standards (and unusually so even for avant-garde film.) It is as though those of us in the theatre and Lennon are meditating on each other from opposite sides of the cinematic apparatus, joined together by Ono in a lovely, hypnotic stasis.

 

The excitement Ono and Lennon were discovering living and working together fuelled Two Virgins (1968) and Bed-In (1969), both of which were collaborations. Two Virgins enacts two metaphors for the two artists’ interaction. First, we see a long passage of Ono’s and Lennon’s faces superimposed, often with a third layer of leaves, sky, and water; then we see an extended shot of Ono and Lennon looking at each other, then kissing. Bed-In is a relatively conventional record of the Montreal performance; it includes a number of remarkable moments, most noteworthy among them, perhaps, Al Capp’s blatantly mean-spirited, passive-aggressive visit, and the song “Give Peace a Chance.” Nearly all of Ono’s remaining films were collaborations with John Lennon.

 

When the Whitney Museum presented Ono’s films at its 1989 retrospective, Rape (1969) provoked the most extensive critical commentary. The relentless seventy-seven-minute feature elaborates the single action of a small filmmaking crew coming upon a woman in a London park and following her through the park, along streets, and into her apartment where she becomes increasingly isolated by her cinematic tormentors. (Her isolation is a theme from the beginning since the woman speaks German; because the film isn’t subtitled, even we don’t know what she’s saying in any detail.) The film was, according to Ono, a candid recording by cinematographer Nic Knowland of a woman who was not willingly a part of this project. When Rape was first released, it was widely seen as a comment on Ono’s experience on being in the media spotlight with Lennon. Two decades later, the films seems more a parable about the implicit victimization of women by the institution of cinema.

 

Fly (1970) has a number of historical precedents- Willard Maas’s Geography of the Body (1943), most obviously- but it remains powerful and fascinating. At first, a fly is seen, in extreme close-up, as it “explores” the body of a nude woman (she’s identified as “Virginia Lust” in the credits); later more and more flies are seen crawling on the body, which now looks more like a corpse; and at the end, the camera pans up and “flies” out the window of the room. The remarkable sound track is a combination of excerpts from Ono’s vocal piece, Fly, and music composed by Lennon.

 

Up Your Legs Forever (1970) is basically a remake of No.4 (Bottoms), using legs, rather than buttocks: the camera continually pans up from the feet to the upper thighs of hundreds of men and women, as we listen to the sound of the panning apparatus and a variety of conversations about the project. Though UP Your Legs Forever has some interesting moments, it doesn’t have the drama or the humour of No.4 (Bottoms).

 

Ono and Lennon also collaborated on two Lennon films (whether a film is a “Lennon film” or and “Ono film” depends on whose basic concept instigated the project). Apotheosis (1970) is one of the most ingenious single-shot films ever made. A camera pans up the cloaked bodies of Lennon and Ono, then on up into the sky above a village, higher and higher across snow-covered fields (the camera was mounted in a hot-air balloon, which we never see- though we hear the device that heats the air) and then up into the clouds; the screen remains completely white for several minutes, and finally, once many members of the audience have given up on the film, the camera rises out into the sunny skyscraper above the clouds. The film is a test and reward of viewer patience and serenity. For Erection, a camera was mounted so that we can watch the construction of a building, in time-lapse dissolves from one image to another, several hours or days later. The film is not so much about the action of constructing a building (as a pixellated film of such a subject might be), as it is about the subtle, sometimes magical changes that take place between the dissolves. Erection is more mystery than documentation.

 

Imagine (1971)- not to be confused with the recent Imagine: John Lennon (1988, directed by Andrew Solt)- was the final Ono/Lennon cinematic collaboration: it’s a series of sketches accompanied by their music. Since 1971 Ono has made no films, though she did make a seven minute video documenting the response to a conceptual event at the Museum of Modern Art: Museum of Modern Art Show (1971). She has also made several music videos that document her process of recovering from Lennon’s death- Walking on Thin Ice (1981), Woman (1981), Goodbye Sadness (1982)- as well as records and art objects.

 

Of course, she remains one of the world’s most visible public figures and the most widely known conceptual artist.

 

I spoke with Ono at her office at the Dakota in May 1989.

 

MacDonald: Were you a moviegoer as a child?

 

Ono: I was a movie buff, yes. In prep school in Tokyo you were supposed to go directly home after school. But most kids often went to the movies. We used to hide our school badges and sneak into the theatre.

 

MacDonald: Do you remember what you saw?

 

Ono: Yes, I mostly saw French films. There was a group of kids who like American films- Jimmy Stewart and Katharine Hepburn, Doris Day and Rock Hudson, Bob Hope and Bing Crosby- and there was another crowd of girls who thought they were intellectuals, and went to French films. I was in the French film group. We would go to see The Children of Paradise (1945), that sort of thing. It was a very exciting time. I loved those films.

 

MacDonald: Did you see some of the early French surrealist films from the twenties?

 

Ono: Those things I saw much later. We’re talking about when I was in high school in the late forties. I saw the surrealist films in the sixties in New York and Paris.

 

The films I saw in high school that were closest to surrealism wee the Cocteau films, Beauty and the Beast and Orpheus (1950). Those films really gave me some ideas.

 

MacDonald: The earliest I know of you in connection with film is the sound track you did for Taka Iimura’s Love in 1963 by hanging the microphone out the window. I know the later Fluxfilm reels that were made in 1966, but did the Fluxus group get involved with film before that?

 

Ono: No. I think that one of the reasons why we couldn’t make films or didn’t think of making films was that we felt that it was an enormously expensive venture. At that time, I didn’t even have the money to buy canvas. I’d go to army surplus shops and get that canvas that’s rolled up. During that period, I felt that getting a camera to do a film was unrealistic.

 

MacDonald: Grapefruit includes three tiny descriptions of conceptual film projects that are identified as excerpts from “Six Film Scripts by Yoko Ono.” Were there others, or was the indication that there were six scripts a conceptual joke?

 

Ono: No, there were six at first; then later there were others. At the time I wrote those scripts, I sent most of them to Jones Mekas, to document them. Actually, that’s why I have copies of them now.

 

MacDonald: There seems to be confusion about the names and numbers of the films on the Fluxfilm Program, and about who did them. I assume you made the two slow-motion films, Eyeblink and Match, and the first film about buttocks, No.4.

 

Ono: Those are mine, yes.

 

MacDonald: Did people collaborate in making those films, or did everybody work individually and then just put the films onto those two Fluxus reels?

 

Ono: One day George (Maciunas) called me and said he’s got the use of a high-speed camera and it’s a good opportunity, so just come over (to Peter Moore’s apartment on East 36th St) and make some films. So I went there, and the high-speed camera was set up and he said, “Give me some ideas!” Think of some ideas for films!” There weren’t many people around, at the beginning just George and…

 

MacDonald: Peter Moore is credited on a lot of the slow-motion films.

 

Ono: Yeah, Peter Moore was there, and Barbara Moore came too. And other people were coming in- I forget who they were- but not many. When I arrived, I was the only person there, outside of George. I don’t know how George managed to get the high-speed camera. I don’t think he paid for it. But it was the kind of opportunity that if you can get it, you grab it. So I’m there, and I got the idea of Match and Eyeblink and we shot these. Eyeblink didn’t come out too well. It was my eye, and I didn’t like my eye.

 

MacDonald: I like that film a lot. Framed the way it is, the eye becomes erotic; it’s suggestive of body parts normally considered more erotic.

 

Ono: The one of those high-speed films I liked best was one you didn’t mention: Smoking.

 

MacDonald: The one by Joe Jones.

 

Ono: Yes. I thought that one was amazing, so beautiful; it was like frozen smoke.

 

MacDonald: There’s a film on that reel called Disappearing Music for Face…

 

Ono: Chieko Shiomi’s film, yeah.

 

MacDonald: I understand you were involved in that one too.

 

Ono: Well, that was my smile. That was me. What happened was that Chieko Shiomi was in Japan at the time. She was coming here often; it wasn’t like she was stationed in Japan all the time, but at the time I think she had just left to go to Japan. Then this high-speed camera idea came up, and when George was saying, “Quick, quick, ideas,” I said, “Well, how about smile”; and he said, “NO, that you can’t do, think of something else.” “But,” I said, “Smile is a very important one, I really want to do it,” because I always had that idea, but George keeps saying, “No you can’t do that one.” Finally, he said, “Well, OK , actually I wanted to save that for Chieko Shiomi because she had the same idea. But I will let you perform.” So that’s me smiling. Later I found out that her concept was totally different from what I wanted to do. Chieko Shiomi’s idea is beautiful; she catches the disappearance of a smile. At the time I didn’t know what her title was.

 

MacDonald: I assume No.4 was shot at a different time.

 

Ono: Yes. At the time I was living at 1 West 100th Street. It was shot in my apartment. My then husband Tony Cox and Jeff Perkins helped.

 

MacDonald: The long version of the buttocks film, No.4 (Bottoms), is still amazing.

 

Ono: I think that film had a social impact at the time because of what was going on in the world and also because of what was going on in the film world. It’s a pretty interesting film really.

 

Do you know the statement I wrote about taking any film and burying it underground for fifty years [see Grapefruit (New York; Simon and Schuster/ Touchstone, 1971), Section 9, “On Film No.4,” paragraph 3, and “On Film No.5 and Two Virgins,” paragraph 2]? It’s like wine. Any film, any cheap film, if you put it underground for fifty years, becomes interesting [laughter]. You just take a shot of people walking, and that’s enough: the weight of history is so incredible.

 

MacDonald: When No.4 (Bottoms) was made, the idea of showing a lot of asses was completely outrageous. Bottoms were less-respected, less-revealed part of the anatomy. These days things have changed. Now bottoms are OK- certain bottoms. What I found exhilarating about watching the film (maybe because I’ve always been insecure about my bottom!) is that after you see hundreds of bottoms, you realize that during the whole time you watched the film, you never saw the “correct,” marketable jean-ad bottom. You realize that nobody’s bottom is the way bottoms are supposed to be: the droop, or there are pimples- something is “wrong.” I think the film has almost as much impact now as it did then- though in a different way.

 

Ono: Well, you see, it’s not just to do with bottoms. For me the film is less about bottoms than about a certain bear, a beat you didn’t see in films, even in avant-garde films, then.

 

This is something else, but I remember one beautiful film where the stationary camera just keeps zooming toward a wall…

 

MacDonald: Wavelength? Michael Snow’s film?

 

Ono: Right, Michael Snow. That’s an incredibly beautiful film. A revolution in itself really. Bottoms film was a different thing, but just as revolutionary I think. It was about a beat, about movement. The beat in bottoms film is comparable to a rock beat. Even in the music world there wasn’t that beat until rock came. It’s the closest thing to the heartbeat. I tried to capture that again with Up Your Legs Forever. But in No.4 (Bottoms) it worked much better. Maybe it was the bottoms. That film has a basic energy. I couldn’t capture it in Up Your Legs Forever.

 

MacDonald: No.4 (Bottoms) plays with perceptions and memory in different ways. For a while it seems like a simple, serial structure, one bottom after another. Then at a certain point you realize, Oh I’ve seen that bottom before… but was it with this sound? No, I don’t think so. Later you may see another bottom a second time, clearly with the same sound. A new kind of viewing experience develops. Did you record all the bottoms and the spoken material for the track, and then later, using that material, develop a structure? It seems almost scored.

 

Ono: Yes. I spent a lot of hours editing. It wasn’t just put together. The sequence was important. A sympathetic studio said that I could come at midnight or whenever no one was using the facilities, to do the editing. I got a lot of editing time free; that’s how I was able to finish it.

 

MacDonald: On the sound track some of the participants talk about the process of getting people to show up to have their bottoms recorded, but I’m not completely sure what the process was. You put an ad in a theatrical paper apparently.

 

Ono: Well, we had an ad, yes, but most of the people were friends of friends. It became a fantastic event. You have to understand, the minute the announcement was made, there was a new joke about it in the newspapers everyday, and everybody was into it. We filmed at Victor Musgrave’s place; he was a very good friend who was very generous in letting me use his townhouse.

 

MacDonald: Did you select bottoms or did you use everybody that was filmed? Were there really 365 bottoms involved?

 

Ono: I didn’t select bottoms. There was not enough for 365 anyway. And the impact of the film as a happening was already getting lost from filming for so long. And there was the rental of the camera and the practical aspect of the shooting schedule. At a certain point I said, “Oh well, the number’s conceptual anyway, so who cares. It’s enough!”

 

MacDonald: I assume that when you did the early Fluxus version of No.4, you just followed people walking across an apartment. For the long film you’d built a machine to do the filming, which allowed you to film in more controlled close-up; we can’t see around the sides of the bodies the way we can in the earlier film.

 

Ono: Well, in the first No.4 I was pretty close too. But, as you say, it wasn’t really perfect. In London we did it almost perfect. In London we did it almost perfectly. My idea both times was very visual. All my films had very visual concepts behind them in the beginning. I mean No.4 (Bottoms) has many levels of impact- one being political- but originally I simply wanted to cover the screen with one object, with something that was moving constantly. There’s always a background. The closest you get to what I mean s like some macho guy, a cowboy or something, standing with his back to the screen, but you always see a little background. The screen is never covered; so I thought, if you don’t leave a background it might be like the whole screen is moving. I just wanted to have that experience. As you say, it didn’t work in the early version, but it was the first idea I had for the film actually.

 

And also, the juxtaposition of the movement of the four sections of the bottoms was fascinating, I thought.

 

MacDonald: No.4 (Bottoms) reminds me of Edward Muybridge’s motion photographs.

 

Ono: Oh I see, yeah.

 

MacDonald: Was the finished film shown a lot?

 

Ono: Well, I finally got an OK from the censor and we showed it in Charing Cross Road. Then some American Hollywood producer came and said he wanted to buy it and take it to the United States. Also, he wanted me to make 365 breasts, and I said, if we’re going to do breasts, then I will do a sequence of one breast, you know, fill the screen with a single breast over and over, but I don’t think that was erotic enough for him. He was thinking eroticism; I was thinking about visual, graphic concepts- a totally different thing. I was too proud to make two breasts [laughter]. I think there was an attempt to take the bottoms film to the United States, but it was promptly confiscated by the censor.

 

MacDonald: At customs?

 

Ono: Yes.

 

MacDonald: There’s a mention on the sound track that you were planning to do other versions of that film in other countries, and the film ends with the phrase, “To Be Continued.” Was that a concept for other films, or were there some specific plans for follow-ups?

 

Ono: Well you see, all my films do have a conceptual side. I have all these scripts, and I get excited just to show them to people because my hope is that maybe they will want to make some of them. That would be great. I mean most of my films are film instructions; they were never made actually. Just as film instructions, I think they are valid, but it wouldn’t be very good if somebody makes them. I don’t have to make them myself. And also, each film I made had a projection of future plans built into the idea. If somebody picks up on one of them, that’s great.

 

At the time I was making films, what I felt I was doing was similar to what The Rocky Horror Picture Show [1975] did later. I wanted to involve the audience directly in new ways.

 

MacDonald: How did Film No.5 (Smile) come about?

 

Ono: When I went to London, I still kept thinking about the idea of smile, so when I had the chance, I decided to do my version. Of course, until John and I got together, I could never have rented a high-speed camera. Well, maybe if I’d looked into it, I could have. I don’t know, but I thought it would be too expensive.

 

MacDonald: Did you know Lennon well at the point when you did Film No.5 (Smile)?

 

Ono: Yes.

 

MacDonald: Because I wondered whether you made the film because you wanted to capture a certain complexity in him, or whether the complexity that’s revealed in that seemingly simple image is a result of what the high-speed camera reveals, or creates, as it films,

 

Ono: Well, certainly I knew John was complex person. But the film wasn’t so much about his complexity as a person. I was trying to capture the complexity of a visual experience. What you see in that film is very similar to how you perceive somebody when you are on acid. We had done acid trips together, and that gave me the idea. I wondered how do you capture this?

 

MacDonald: It’s a beautiful film.

 

Ono: Well, of course, you know from the statements I made about Smile [see Ono, Grapefruit, “On Film No.5 & Two Virgins”] that my idea was really very different from the film I finally made. My idea was to do everybody’s smile. But when I met John, I thought, doing everybody’s smile is going to be impossible; and he can represent everybody’s smile.

 

MacDonald: What I find incredible about Smile is that as you watch John’s face, it’s almost as though you can see his mind working. I don’t know whether it’s an optical illusion, maybe it’s created by the way that the camera works. But it’s almost as though as you watch, the expression is changing every second.

 

Ono: I know. It’s incredible, isn’t it? Of course I didn’t know what exactly a high-speed camera would do. I knew in general, but I didn’t know what the exact effect would be. And, of course, I never would have known unless George Maciunas had rented a high-speed camera and called me up. George was a very interesting person. He had a very artistic mind. I never knew why he didn’t create his own art; he always wanted to take the role of helping create other people’s work. But that combination was very good; he not only executed what we wanted, he gave us the opportunity to look into the areas we would never have looked into. He had that kind of mind.

 

MacDonald: With Two Virgins you and John began collaborating on films and in the next few years there was a whole series of collaborations. Judging from the credits on the films, I assume that one or the other of you would get an idea and then both of you would work the idea out, and whoever had the original idea for a particular film- that film was theirs. Normally, the directorial credit is considered the most important one, but on these films there’s a more basic credit. It might be “Film by Yoko Ono,” then “Directed and produced by John and Yoko.” Am I correct: was it that whoever had the original concept for the film, that’s whose film it was?

 

Ono: Yes.

 

MacDonald: I remember reading years ago in a collection of Rolling Stone interviews that when you and John got involved with politics and in particular with the Bed-In, It was partly because Peter Watkins had written you a letter. Is that how you remember it?

 

Ono: Well, yes, Peter Watkin’s letter was a confrontation to us, and at the time we had a conversation about what we felt we had been doing politically: “Well, I was doing this, Yes I was doing that.” As a Beatle, John was always asked, “What is your position about the Vietnam War,” or something else; and I think that their manager, Brian Epstein, was very concerned that they wouldn’t make any statements, and so they didn’t make any direct statements. But a covert statement was made through an album cover that was censored, as you know. And I was standing in Trafalgar Square, in a bag, for peace and all that. So separately we had that awareness, and we were expressing it in the ways that we could. I was doing it more freely because it was easier for me. So we were comparing notes after getting the letter, and then we were saying, “Well what about doing something together,” which was the Bed-In (and the film Bed-In), so Peter Watkin’s letter definitely did mean something to us.

 

MacDonald: How much control did you (or you and John) have over the way Bed-In looks? You credit a large crew on that film. What was your part in the final film, other than as performers?

 

Ono: We always maintained careful control over the finished films. I was generally in charge of editing, which I did for that film, and for others, frame by frame. I mean I would have a film editor working with me- I don’t know the technology- but I would be very specific about what I wanted. When Jonas [Mekas] did the John and Yoko screenings at Anthology [Anthology Film Archives], I had three editing machines and editors brought into our hotel room, and I edited Bed-In there because of the deadline.

 

I enjoy the editing part of filmmaking most of all; that’s where the films really get made.

 

MacDonald: Rape is often talked about as a parable of the media intruding into your lives, but when I saw it again the other week, it struck me as very similar to pieces in Grapefruit.

 

Ono: Well, they keep saying that. I’ll tell you what happened. By the time that I actually got to make the film, John and I were together, and the reporters were hounding us, but the Rape concept was something I thought of before John and I got together.

 

MacDonald: In Grapefruit there’s “Black Piece II,” a part of which is “Walk behind a person for four hours.”

 

Ono: It was that kind of thing, right. But it was also a film script

 

[“Film No.5 (Rape or Chase)”]

 

MacDonald: How candid is the Rape footage? It no longer looks candid to me.

 

Ono: It was completely candid- except for the effects we did later in the editing. The girl in the film did not know what was happening. Her sister was in on it, so when she calls her sister on the phone, her sister is just laughing at her and the girl doesn’t understand why. Nic Knowland did the actual shooting. I wasn’t there. Everything was candid, but I kept pushing him to bring back better material. The type of material he brought back at first was something like he would be standing on the street, and when a group of girls passed by, he would direct the camera to them. The girls would just giggle and run away, and he wouldn’t follow. I kept saying he could do better than that, be he actually had a personal problem doing the film because he was a Buddhist and a peacenik: he didn’t want to intrude on people’s privacy. I remember John saying later that no actress could have given a performance that real.

 

I’ve done tons of work, and I don’t have time to check it all out, but I wish I could check about this strange thing, which is that a lot of my works have been a projection of my future fate. It frightens me. It simply frightens me. I don’t want to see Rape now. I haven’t seen the Rape film in a long time, but just thinking about the concept of it frightens me because now I’m in that position, the position of the woman in the film.

 

MacDonald: In the video Walking on Thin Ice, we see a similar scene, but with you.

 

Ono: I know. And why did I think of that song? After I wrote that song all sorts of trouble started to happen, all of which was somehow related to the song, that feeling of walking on thin ice. Sometimes I intentionally try to write something positive. But in a situation like that, art comes first. I really thought “Walking on Thin Ice” was a good song when it came to me. I had no qualms about recording it. The artistic desire of expressing something supersedes the worry, I suppose, and you think, ah it’s nothing, it’s fine, it’s just a nice song or something; and then it turns out that it becomes my life and I don’t want that.

 

Just recently I was in this film where I performed as a bag lady [Homeless, by Yukihiko Tsutsumi, unreleased at time of interview]. I was a bit concerned what it might mean to enact a bag lady, in terms of future projections. But I reasoned that there are actors who die many times in films, but live long lives, so actually enacting death makes their real lives longer. Well, in the first scene it was a beautiful April day, one of those I’m-glad-to-be-in-New-York days, and I’m wearing these rags and I’m pushing an empty baby carriage in this beautiful green environment. And as I was doing it, I remembered the song “Greenfield Morning” and the line, “I pushed an empty baby carriage all over the city.” That was the first song we recorded for Yoko Ono’s Plastic Ono Band, and I think it’s in Grapefruit, too- I mean the instruction “Push an empty baby carriage” [See “City Piece: Walk all over the city with an empty baby carriage” (Winter, 1961) near the end of the first section (Music) of Grapefruit]. So I’m pushing the baby carriage and I’m thinking I don’t want to know about this. That aspect of projection is interesting, isn’t it?

 

MacDonald: Yes.

 

Ono: If you are somebody who makes films with a commercial concern or other concerns, other than just inspiration, maybe that sort of thing wouldn’t happen. I don’t know. But inspiration is very much connected with your life in past and future.

 

MacDonald: Apotheosis is a gorgeous film. It’s one of the collaborations that’s listed as John’s film, though the idea of stripping things away until you’ve got a white screen is very much like some of you work.

 

Ono: Well, I’ll tell you what happened. I think some of the instructions are already there in Grapefruit, or maybe not, maybe it’s one of the instructions that haven’t been published [Ono is referring to the second version of her film script, “Film No.1 (A Walk to the Taj Mahal)”]. There was a constant feeling of wanting to take an object that’s on the ground- not necessarily an object, could be a person- in fact the original idea was a drunken guy walking in a snowy field; you don’t see the drunken guy, but the camera suggests that he’s drunk because of the way it moves. So he walks and sways, and finally the camera goes up in the sky. When we did the cover for the “Two Virgins” album, where we were both naked, one of us said, “Why don’t we make a film where the camera moves from the ground up, shooting our naked bodies, and then just goes up in the air.” Later, John said, “Well, let’s make one where the camera goes up.” So the idea stemmed from that. What happened, of course, was that we didn’t expect the balloon film to be the way it was turned out. We went up in the balloon, and it happened to be a snowy day.

 

MacDonald: You were in the balloon with the camera?

 

Ono: Up to a certain point. The part where you go into the cloud, and then break out of the cloud, was taken later. The footage that came back from the lab was beautiful. It was just something that happened naturally, the dogs barking, everything that happened- it was an incredible experience. We didn’t expect it was going to be that beautiful. A lot of things just happen, you know.

 

MacDonald: If you allow them to, I guess.

 

Ono: Yes!

 

MacDonald: Fly seems almost the opposite of Apotheosis in a way; it seems…

 

Ono: Very much intentionally calculated?

 

MacDonald: Right.

 

Ono: It’s true

 

MacDonald: You did the sound [for the vocal piece Fly] before you did the film. Had you had the idea in mind then?

 

Ono: I was always thinking about the idea of fly. Actually, I was always fascinated with the pun “fly and “fly” in English. There was also a conceptual event about flies and where they fly to.

 

MacDonald: The piece you did for the Museum of Modern Art?

 

Ono: Yes. Did you see that Museum of Modern Art catalogue? [A 112-page, one foot by one foot catalogue- the title seems to be Museum of Modern FArt (Ono is carrying a shopping bag with the letter “F” directly beneath the Museum of Modern Art marquee)- which details her concept at length; the catalogue was designed by Ono and produced by Michael Gross.] At the end of that, I talk about how to fly,

 

MacDonald: I know the video with the sandwich-board guy in front of the Museum of Modern Art who interviews people about the Yoko Ono show that “isn’t there” [The Museum of Modern Art Show]. In the text for that piece, you explain how some flies were exposed to your perfume and let loose and that people are following those flies around to see where they land.

 

Ono: The catalogue was made for that event; it had all sorts of interesting stuff in it, about how to fly and all that. All the pages are postcards that you could mail, so the catalogue and Fly piece could fly all over the place.

 

MacDonald: So MoMA had this on sale?

 

Ono: No, no, no, no! MoMA would not do it. MoMA was busy saying to people, “There’s no Yoko Ono show here.” People would come in and ask, is there a Yoko Ono show, and they would say no. They were very upset; they didn’t know what was going on. I couldn’t sell the book anywhere. Nobody bought it, so I have piles of it.

 

MacDonald: Earlier, in the mid sixties, you did a number of descriptions of environmental boxes that the viewer would go inside of and images would be projected on the outside. Eyeblink was involved in a number of those descriptions, and another was called “Fly”. I guess the idea was that a viewer would go inside the box and on all sides you would project images that would create the sensation that the viewer was flying.

 

Ono: How do you know about those boxes?

 

MacDonald: I found the descriptions in the Fluxus Codex, in the Yoko Ono section [See John Hendricks, Fluxus Codex (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1988), p.418 for the descriptions]. Was either piece ever built?

 

Ono: They were never built. I haven’t seen these ideas since I did them. Whenever I had an idea, I sent it to George Maciunas. He probably kept them. I don’t even have the originals for those. I’ll have to get this book. You know, I have this thing about reading about me. When something about me is in a book, I mostly don’t want to know about it.

 

MacDonald: One of the interesting things about watching the film Fly is that one’s sense of what the body we’re seeing is about, and what the film is about, is constantly changing.

 

Ono: A cartoon in a newspaper gave me the idea. There’s this woman with a low-cut dress, and a guy is looking at her, and the guy’s wife says, “What are you looking at!” and the guy says, “Oh, I’m looking at a fly on her.” I wanted the film to be an experience where you’re always wondering, am I following the movement of the fly or am I looking at the body? I think that life is full of that kind of thing. We’re always sort of deceiving ourselves about what we’re really seeing.

 

MacDonald: Do you know the Willard Maas film, Geography of the Body? It’s all close-ups of bodies, framed so that you can’t quite tell what body part you’re looking at- but they all look erotic. Eyeblink is a little like that, and Fly is full of the same effect. If you go close enough, every part of the body looks the same, and they’re all equally erotic.

 

Ono: Oh, there’s an incredible film instruction that has to do with that close-up idea. It’s a travelogue [“Film No.13 (Travelogue”]. You have a travelogue to Japan or somewhere, and you say, “Well, now I’m on Mount Fuji,” and there’s an incredible close-up of stones; and then, “We bathed in a mixed bath,” and you see just steam- you get it?- and then, “We ate noodles,” and you see an incredible close-up of noodles… so in effect you can make a travelogue of any country without going out of your apartment! “Then we saw geisha girls,” and you see an incredible close-up of hair [laughter]. I wanted to make that, but I just never got around it.

 

MacDonald: Freedom [1970], the little one-minute film of you trying to take your bra off, was made the same year as Fly.

 

Ono: Yeah, isn’t that a great little film?

 

MacDonald: It’s so paradoxical. You show freedom as the ability to try to break free, which implies that you’re never really free.

 

Ono: Right, exactly.

 

MacDonald: You mentioned earlier that you didn’t think Up Your Legs Forever worked as well as No.4 (Bottoms). I thought it was interesting to see that people’s one leg is very different from their other leg.

 

Ono: The best thing about that film is the title, I think. My first vision for that film was like going up all the legs, up, up, up, to eternity. [“Film No. 12 (Esstacy)”- the misspelling of “ecstasy” is left as it was in the original film script, at Ono’s request]. But in making it, that vision got lost because of what was necessary to film the legs. I don’t know how you can do what I originally had in mind.

 

MacDonald: Jonas and Adolfas Mekas are thanked at the end of Up Your Legs Forever.

 

Ono: Because they did the editing. That was one of the few films I didn’t edit myself.

 

MacDonald: Somebody mentioned to me the other day, and I assume it’s not true, that Erection was originally a film about John’s penis. Was there a film like that?

 

Ono: Yes, there was. But it wasn’t called Erection. I think it was called Self Portrait, and it wasn’t an erection, it was just a long shot of his penis. That was his idea. The funny thing was that Self Portrait was never questioned by customs because of it’s title, and Erection, which was about the erection of a building , was questioned.

 

MacDonald: Is there a relation between the 1971 version of Imagine and the recent Imagine: John Lennon?

 

Ono: There’s no relationship. We wanted to make surrealistic film in the tradition of Luis Bunuel and Jean Cocteau. It was John’s idea to say just one or two words at the beginning, and make the reset of the film silent, like silent movie. I liked that idea and we did it. I think that now it’s more or less known as a forefather of MTV. Each scene came from some idea John or I had. It was really a collaboration between John and me.

 

MacDonald: Are you involved in film now? Are you planning to make films? You made several videos in the early eighties, but it’s been a while since you’ve made a film.

 

Ono: I don’t know; it might get to that. I’m one of those people who can’t do something unless I’m totally motivated. That’s one of the reasons I jump from one medium to another. I did the Whitney Museum show, and suddenly all the inspiration is sculptural; and then last night or the night before, I went to the studio to do some music. But I’m not getting that feeling like I gotta make a film- except for The Tea Party [the film script “Film No.7 (Tea Party)”]: for years I’ve been wanting to make that one, but because of the technical difficulties I don’t seem to be able to get it together. I think one of the reasons I’m not making more films is that I’ve done so many film scripts. I’d like to see one of them made by somebody else. Maybe one day out of the blue I’ll feel it so strongly that I’ll make a film myself again.

 

Seven months ago, my office moved to a new building. My "open office" is separated from to a conference room by a wall of glass.

 

We were told at move-in that the glass would be etched for privacy. That hasn't happened yet, so I got some static cling window film to put up on the middle of the windows, in direct violation of policy. (My awesome director told me to do this! Not his policy ...)

 

Much better. Now I don't have people staring at me while I'm trying to work.

Instead of a proper guest room, we have an all-purpose office/craft space/kid mess receptacle/place to flop down an air mattress. Which we're ok with, because we rarely have overnight guests. I'd originally had some notion that I'd fashion up some kind of curtain, modern and tailored. It never happened, and frankly, we prefer those rear-facing doors naked, letting the generous foliage out there take care of any privacy we'd need during heavy-duty craft/work sessions. But overnight guests tend to require arrangements for modesty. So today's naptime was spent in a quick and dirty hem job on some store-bought curtains. Which we'll probably pack up and store away until they're needed again.

 

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I'm a stone's throw away from abandoning this 365 project halfway into my third month. Today really exemplifies why I will never be a photographer. My day: let me tell you it.

 

So we had a company bowling event today as a sort of employee appreciation. That was nice of them. We were divided into teams and my team captain had T-Shirts made with our team names and our nicknames. It was a really neat idea. I wanted to do something with that.

 

This morning I grabbed a bunch of gear and got it together. My D80, SB-600, battery grip, light stand, tripod, gels, CACTUS triggers, umbrella, extra batteries, etc, etc. I was prepared, except that I wasn't.

 

I've always, ALWAYS had a problem taking photos of people. I just see it as this giant violation of their privacy and I don't want to take a photo of someone without their permission. My problem is that the thought of ASKING for that permission sends me into anxiety attacks. I simply don't have the courage to ask.

 

I left my gear in the house and left to go to the bus stop so I could get to work. There, I had an idea. Screw this crap. I'm grabbing my stuff. I'll never get better unless I shoot, and get over it. So I head back home and grab my stuff, walk downtown with it and lug it all onto the subway to the office.

 

When at the bowling alley with my gear I'd noticed there was far less space than I'd like to set up. I found a low sitting table I set my light on and got to bowling...and that's it. Light just sat there, as did the camera. I couldn't muster whatever it is that lets other photographers ask people for photos, so I just sat there, looking dumb for taking all this stuff with me and not using it.

 

I took one photo, the second I turned my camera on, to get an ambient shot, and this is it. It's all just reminded me that I'm not a photographer at all. I'm just some cowardly schmo with a camera he doesn't deserve. Pretty bummed the rest of the day.

We were charmed by this father and his children playing a game round the plinth of the statue in the Green Court.

 

Saturday 22nd May 2010 Our impressions of Knole

 

WHAT WE LIKED:

•It’s a calendar house: 365 rooms, 52 staircases and 7 courtyards. It’s simply enormous. A vast palace;

•The parkland, really beautiful, with rolling views northwards towards the North Downs;

•The front facade is exquisite. In fact we enjoyed much of the architecture, both outside and inside (wood panelling, window frames intricately carved, ceilings).

•We were invited to guess the meaning of one of the rooms we could view from an upstairs window – it turned out it was a jail for the area;

•In the Reynolds room (paintings by Joshua Reynolds) was one painting of a young Chinese man, painted in 1776. His name was Wang-y-Tong. He was brought over from China in the 18th century. The written guide said he was a page boy to the household, but the room guide told us he was more like a companion to the lady of the house. He was educated at Sevenoaks Grammar School, and went on to have a successful career as a banker in the City of London.

 

WHAT WE DISLIKED:

•The only rooms on view are 17 staterooms, which were laid out in the same way they would have been in the 17th century. If you love stately homes and palaces, this is the place for you. But we like to see at least one room which you can imagine the family using as a sitting room, or a bedroom which really was slept in. We passed through several bedrooms, but according to one of the room guides, these were more like offices where important meetings would take place. If something really private needed to be talked about, for extra privacy, the participants would sit on the bed, shut the curtains on the four poster bit, and discuss their business there (apparently sound doesn’t travel through fabric in these circumstances!!!);

•It would have been interesting to see some of the servant’s quarters as well for much of the same reasons as above;

•There were masses of paintings throughout the house, virtually all of them portraits. We found these oppressive. Would the family really have had so many paintings in the 17th century – surely a collection builds up over time;

•The tapestries were also oppressive, though I suppose they would have been authentic.

 

That all sounds rather negative, but what we liked about the property far outweighed what we disliked.

Yesterday John, Celine, Eric and I went apartment hunting again...

 

We found a dream apartment! One that all four of us agree on and it's affordable too! (It's the SAME PRICE RENT as John's current apartment but DOUBLE the size) Another RARE find in San Francisco. (click back HERE for picture and story)

 

Applications were filled, questions answered and she is running the credit report. She said she would call us today and now we're just waiting..

 

and hoping..

 

Our current apartment way too small for four people. There's very little space, Eric and I have converted the Observatory/office into a bedroom.. it's a beautiful room with windows on all sides but the doors that separate it from the livingroom are chinese doors with see-thru glass panes. (which means no real privacy) We can barely walk around without bumping into eachother. All four of us are practically on eachother's laps.

 

we need breathing space..

 

I really hopes this goes through.

 

I *really* hope we get this apartment.

 

Fingers crossed..

 

waiting...

 

This is nervewracking...

 

Just wanted to share the newest development. I'll keep you posted.

 

Day 50 of 365 days

Slept badly tossed and turned all night then the alarm of doom chimed. It was back to work day, see about a month ago I thought it would be a good idea to stay longer at old job, train replacement and earn two pays for 2 weeks. Well in theory it was a wonderful idea but in practice it is a crappy idea. I hate our open plan office where there is no privacy, I will not miss cube cityi can tell you.

 

Today was very productive where I trained up my replacement, he is wonderful and it certainly makes my life a lot easier when fantastic employment decisions are made.

 

Tonight it is back to the PT to find out how much damage I did over the pig out season.

  

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A long exposure photo of cars zoom zooming.

As I was heading over to Ballard Market, I saw someone on the swing set across the street. Grabbing my bag, I crossed over to take a picture of her girl, silhouetted against the sky at sunset - one snap later, I got the "Hey! What the hell are you taking pictures of!" from an angry woman across the street.

 

After working 10 hours in an office with no AC, my head wasn't in the game and I was probably more curt with here than I should have been. Not rude, not swearing up a storm like she seemed to think, but I jumped right to the constitutional "if I can see it, I have the right to shoot it" as I was crossing the street to go to the market (To be fair, I was also walking towards the lady, but she was also in the parking lot of my ultimate destination)

 

While I'm talking to her, this guy - boyfriend, husband, boy-toy, I have no idea which - comes flying out of the car, forcefully shoves me (knocks my glasses off my face) and tries to grab my rig. I manage to get my camera away and they get all "You're creepy! You're a pedophile!" and "That's bullshit" when I try and say anything in my defense.

 

They call the cops, which thrills me to no end - since I was indeed just a victim of battery (not assault - assault is a crime causing a victim to fear violence. The term is often confused with battery, which is the actual "touching"), but decided I'd better call too - since who know what the hell she was telling them.

 

So when the cops show up - three cars worth - she goes first, painting me as a monster (and a magician, since apparently I was hiding behind a sapling and shooting the girl. Outside of Bugs Bunny and Warner Brothers cartoons, this would be quite the trick!) . When the cop got to me, I didn't deny it - I told them I was a street photographer, I did indeed shoot the person on the swing, showed them my MOO cards with some of my other shots, and explained the "without a reasonable expectation of privacy, photography of anyone is permitted" stance.

 

So while I didn't get busted, they didn't ask to see my ID, they didn't question me beyond what was my address, they didn't even ask to see my photos (which I couldn't have shown them anyway, being that I was mid-roll of film) - but they were clearly more sympathetic to the others and very apparently restrained by the whole "I have my rights" thing, preventing them from further action. But they let off the guy who battered me (that doesn't sound nearly as good as "assaulted me") too. So now it's a matter of me figuring out if I want to push on busting the guy any further. At the very least I'm getting the police report of the incident and will figure out where to go from that.

 

When I made a move to shoot the gathering after being dismissed, he told me not to push my luck. Since I didn't want to be arrested for Contempt of Cop, I followed the order to clear the area. I did shoot them from across the parking lot when I was talking to the employee that had come out to see what all the fuss was about - but I was shooting from the chest (and not the viewfinder), it was into the sun and probably didn't turn out well at all. We'll see when the roll comes back.

 

I love going to the main post office in town because they're the oldest one here...they have a really fancy lobby, with old marble floors, and old post office boxes like these. Back in the day, the little glass windows weren't covered up (so you could see at a glance if you had mail or not), but now they're covered for privacy's sake.

You daren't publish this but I'll take a rain check.

When Hezbollah boys of FBI busted Castro in Ohio and DNAed em’on the fly? I though we’re saved, he must be Tamerlan’ Biological father? I waited impatiently more than a week to FOXNEWS, NEWSBUSTER, WEASEL-ZIPPERS, ATLANTIC WIRE, COMMENTARY MAGAZINE, and FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE, TWITCHY and many bankrupt Mediawhores to hail their zombies invade Cuba or Spain or Mexico and send their Patriarch Rich Wyatt Zombies to US streets to Gun-Down anything moving - hoping it’s Castro as they do to Muslims as we speak right after BMB. Absolutely Nothing! Instead, they move their battle-ground to Benghazi where Ambassador Stephens turned USA embassy to gay-bar for green-eyed beaus shoot at each other and got shot in crossfire by Jealous Libyan boyfriend. Latino ain’t miracle enough to move these bankrupt Mediawhores desperadoes’ zombies from Benghazi & Boston to Cleveland Ohio. Those Mediawhores needed a Muslim Castro badly to nail. Castor kidnapped 3 underage girls, rapped, impregnated, tortured, starved tossed their babies in gutters for ten years and yet he’s a celebrity bass player granted 8 million Dollar Bail. Local police ignored Castro’s wife complaints who tortured and murdered. He rounded raping the 3 girls with his two brothers. Read: Mediawhores published articles about Castro. It’s all published in gibberish. Simply because Castro ain’t Muslim enough to be taken seriously. I bet on my bottom dollar that Castro is still at large and whatever’s reported is horsemanure. I saw the worst moments of man last week when Americans celebrated and congratulated each other for denying Tamerlan burial. Trust me. FOXNEWS, NEWSBUSTER, WEASEL-ZIPPERS, ATLANTIC WIRE, COMMENTARY MAGAZINE, and FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE, TWITCHY will move covering Prince Harry’s promoting his bottled pickled scat in New York. These Mediawhores shall downplay it even if Castro abducted Sasha and Malia. To all those Anglosexual Geographical Muslims who ditched Islam for Dollar. This is America-at-large. Stop insulting Islam fighting to cover up your ignorance prejudice and handicap. Don’t worthy the worthless Christian Action Network. How ugly can’t be. Deranged republican frugals are jumpy not to let Benghazi go outta hand, they went into the trap that Obama rapt for them to get IRS apologize or Teeebaagerzz for harassing ‘m during polling.

GOP conspiring to Impeach Obama as bill Clinton. I ain’t taking Benghazi seriously and I go for Hilary stance ‘who the hell cares’ until Gregory Hicks [the faithful] tell us what’s the name of his Boss’s Libyan Boyfriend who he envied? And why has he left early THEM that afternoon? ‘sup John Boehner! Jack Daniel’s hangover again? What email? Ambassador Stephens turned USA embassy to GAYBAR for jealous beaus shoot at each other and got shot crossfire by jealous Libyan boyfriend. No Coburn please. With a lot of Alexjones. Go on boy. We’re waiting. Benghazi is Republican Frugals’ JUNKBOND IPO they toss it on the floor to scarecrow speculators, rig the market and rip-off foolish shareholders. The first rally was thrown to condemn Susan Rice outta State Department Race, Kerry got the job uncontested. The second raid was to dismiss the Legendary CIA Boss & SURGE Architect Sir David Petraeus outta 2016 Presidency run [never mind about his Bitch-autobiographer Richard Cranium!]. The Third was the incomparable Darrell Issa’s Dog and Pony show of Donuthole underprivileged trio Thomson-Hicks-Nordstrom fabricating new Bollywood Fairytale on AFRICOM, SOCAFRICA & RAO handicap to show-up and gun-down anything that’s moves in Benghazi & nuke the hell of Libya. Braggingly: ‘They would have been scared to death that we would have gotten a laser on them and killed them’. Shut-up... Cut it out CHRIS KYLE! Don’t you ever forget that Hillary is the Republican Frugals Worst Nightmare of Next Poll? Benghazi is one. DARRELL ISSA is Maronite Phalangists has no predicament but to prove that he’s thoroughbred American ain’t Lebanese immigrant no mo; he’s walking circus. He served Osama boy’s as spicy spaghetti to hit Hillary harder to quit the race. Darrell Issa got lucky to impeach Obama during the first term. Now he’s facing another Obama & Hillary to conquer. Idiots never learn. I have notice an alien creature there! What Michele Bachmann was doing backstage? Its Hillary’s tailgate that she’s after? Michele Bachmann believes that has a shot in 2016 Outhouse. To dramatize the hearing to Hollywood norms Chaffetz almost certainly applied Ammonium hydroxide Tear Agents to get poignant emotional and burst in tears. Chaffetz went snooping all the way to Benghazi to steal some ground truth intelligence to crush the Democrats who’re ain’t permitted to have an access to the magnificent trio? He got none. What the heck? Mr. Hicks admitted in his opening statement that he’s influenced by his Shiite Brothers who filled his hollow skull with horsemanure that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens. In short Republican Frugals cut Ambassador Chris Stevens body-guarding budget and doled the money to Israelis to make a YouTube video that eventually killed Ambassador Chris Stevens. Oh no that’s what both Republican & Democrats loathe. Is that all about Attack on U.S. Consulate in Benghazi? Wow easy and literally to stooopid for Libya House Oversight & Government Reform Committee Hearing. I smell Hezbollah Stench Outta Darrell Issa armpit. It’s just boring 213 minutes waste of quality time watching Republican Little League desperately struggling to assassinate Hillary’s and Obama’s characters arguing with 3 frogmarched nutjobs. Please fast-forward Gowdy babble as he puts words in Hicks mouth to aid him to lie. Hicks mentioned very dangerous statement that Ambassador Chris Stevens was taken to Ansar-El-Sharia Hospital at 10 pm on 09.11.2012. Ansar-El-Sharia nomenclature is created and went public just 2 months ago this year when Ansar-El-Sharia declared to overthrow Assad regime in Syria & al-Maliki regime in Iraq and send Iran back where they belong. Hell! What’s going on? What have we here? Another Redherring called Mr. Hicks! Is Mr. Hicks an Iranian spy or what? Hicks is making Corker mission harder to convince the Congress to Arm McCain Germs to oust Assad outta Syria and that’s what Hicks Iranians Masters love most. WOW. Dow Jones closes above 15,000 for first time today and Japan’s Nikkei tops 14,000 for 1st time since 2008 yesterday. Thanks to the Deranged Republican Frugals. The last thing Darrell Issa needs is Pastor Mike Huckabee [the dog slayer] to string up Kathy Issa’s poodle. We got to call Dr. Otto Hasslein for Darrell Issa. I am Provocateur Arabspringer of Picassoic Attitude. This is a bit personal and homophobic. I am going neither here but I like to set facts straight. The secret service & FBI surely performed thorough autopsy on Late Ambassador John Christopher Stevens’s Corpse and surely noted alien Seminal Fluid all over his biology besides HIS off course. Would Darrell Issa quit Redherring? Go kamikaze further this time and be honest to probe into Stevens’ Saliva and Rectum Juice? At least to know whose DNA it is? This is the only way to find out by his name who was that jealous killer beau than grilling Langley underprivileged unemployable to school Al-Qaeda how to hit harder US targets elsewhere. Sorry. I can’t help it.

I never forget Bob Corker when he told Tony Blair: go back to Israel’s and tell them to stop Settlements. Settlements stopped until the word ‘moratorium’ added to Merriam-Webster. Now is the same good ol’ Bob Corker. My libertarian hero took Saxby Chambliss under his arm to beat Obama in golf and push Senate Foreign Relations Committee to arm McCain Germs to overthrow Syria's Bashar Assad. Nice potting POTUS ‘if you won you will never get Syria bill’. It’s Turkey’s Nightmare. Turkey hates Israel’s Airstrikes. Turkey needs Assad in power to Devastate McCain Germs and Syria. It’s an Ugly Turkish dirty game to stop Obama getting into Syria. Turks want to exodus Stateless Kurds outta Turkey to where they belong. HELL. Turks are mean that’s why they ain’t get into you this life. This is Khamenei’s Gettysburg. Winfield Scott Hancock is rolling all over his grave. AWR Hawkins is a conservative writer who holds a Ph.D. in Military History from Texas Tech University. My question for AWR HAWKINS: is Iran male or female? AWR HAWKINS answer I guess is: SHUTUP RAGHEAD. Thank you. I get it. Anti-McCain Germs conservatives enjoyed dollops of Assad, Iran & Hezbollah win all over Syria & Iraq. Iran & Hezbollah duo declared war last week to save Sayeda Zainab Shrine from being bulldozed by McCain Germs. It’s immanent that Syria ain’t the only warring duos grave but it is Lebanon that getting outta hand. Lebanon is an Iranian-bitch-state as Iraq, Qatif and Bahrain to be. Now With McCain Germs armed by USA and air covered by Israel. Lebanon ain’t Maronite Phalangists slum no mo but a brand new Sunni state.

This anonymous officer is bluffing. It’s a scam. Indian Arm forces need Blackwater to bodyguard them If [God-Forbid] they ever frogmarched into real-time war not to sunt-show they pulled with Pakistan in West Bengal and Kargil with Pakistan. It’s an insult to believe that India has agreed to Chinese demand to demolish bunkers near their de facto border in Himalayas, Indian military officers said, as part of deal to end stand-off that threatened to scupper slowly improving relations. Ladakh Incursion is another stunt show pulled by Beijing & Delhi to aid Manmohan Singh takeout Narendra Modi and crush BJP Chaos Manor Tsunami to get Delhi Next Election. I thought you should know that Narendra Modi performs Shastra Puja on Dussehara for Israel to usher him into the White-House against Obama’s darling MMS. Everyone has the right for a daydream. Why not Narendra? Israel will dig his grave as they did to many as Mitt Romney, Musharraf, Mubarak.. More.. OK that’s enough.

It’s Turkey’s Nightmare. Turkey hates Israel’s Airstrikes. Turkey needs Assad in power to Devastate McCain Germs and Syria. It’s an Ugly Turkish dirty game to stop Obama getting into Syria. Turks want to exodus Stateless Kurds outta Turkey to where they belong. HELL. Turks are mean that’s why they ain’t get into Eurozone this life. "It is not the time to give up the struggle, but to start a different one," Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) leader Abdullah Ocalan said. Its Turkish dirty game to stop Obama getting into Syria. Turks want to exodus Stateless Kurds outta turkey to where they belong. HELL. Power Controversial CHEMICAL WEAPON TALE that Assad delivered fleeing Saddam to Americans in 2005 on 2 conditions. ONE: USA must hand over all Saddam’s confiscated Chemical Weapon to Syria. TWO: USA must stop accusing Assad of possessing WMD. America happily did both for the sake of getting Saddam. Kurds brokered the deal. For this deal USA gifted Kurds North of Iraq as Kigali for Stateless Kurds and they called it Kurdistan. Have anyone of you ever asked why SARIN in particular surfaced among those 12,000 types of Chemical Weapons that Saddam enjoyed wholesaling. Simply because Kurds wanted to exploit SYRIAN DILEMMA for their plight to prove to the whole world that Saddam really used SARIN in Halabcha by showing it real in Daraa. Blaming McCain Germs for it, is stooopid scam pulled by Turkey? This UN-Bitch is bluffing. Carla Del Ponte is spoiler especially when Obama declared that SARIN is game-changer. SARIN Stockpiles were stolen by Shiite Clergyman Muqtada al Sader Militiamen from Abu-Ghraib and smuggled to Iran during Iraq war. Iranian troops currently using the same stolen SARIN as SOS against McCain germs who’re butchering Iranian mercenaries as stray dogs while cowardly fleeing Syria to Iraq. Quit Pot. Carla. Who’re you fooling now? SARIN surfaces in Sunni hands that’s preposterous. Carla Del Ponte desperately looking for stalemate to save Assad, Hezbollah, Maronite Phalangists, Iranians & Alawites failing forces that butchered by McCain Germs. Carla Del Ponte never been to Syria, she’s talking from Switzerland. Carla Del Ponte investigators had no access to ground truth; if they did, they will be dog-food if they ever approach any warring faction. I crave for Unprecedented Israeli honesty once in my life. I am stunned. Israel nuke-like Bombing Assad. This is too honest to believe. I need more time to trust Israel. I meant, I needed to see more bombing to take Israel seriously. Israelis has no guts to stand my remarks – they are ready to drop-out everything outta hand and go and kill anyone who they disagrees with - A liter of blood for droplet of ink. How the hell Israelis will have the courage to aid McCain germs in Syria. As I probed Mediawhores underground. I firmly believe that Assad, Hezbollah, Iran, Turkey & Israel warring factions are Kafkaesque Brotberuf can’t be trusted. Every Muslim enjoyed watching Assad, Hezbollah & Iran using chemical weapons & WMD to commit genocides against hundreds of thousands of Muslim elders, women & children condemning Israelis while bedding their women outta godless monotony. This is a Godsend opportunity for Israel to set it right and to redeem esteem of Muslims than Thugocracies. Here’s the deal.. All missiles all over Gush Qatif stopped. It’s a miracle. Its Hezbollah’s call that am waiting.

Gregg Mcphedrain: YOUR A RACIST BIGGOT sir

Stsheetrock: thank you

Gregg Mcphedrain: go look in the mirror

Stsheetrock: you’re blind

Gregg Mcphedrain: you are what most people think of when we think of racist muslims

Stsheetrock: thank you

Gregg Mcphedrain: you call us demons

Stsheetrock: oh so you’re one of peter kings zombies. Good for you.

Gregg Mcphedrain: we call you uneducated sand monkeys who have added nothing to culture for 1000's of years

Stsheetrock: what a redneck fool? Monkeys live in forest not in sand.

Gregg Mcphedrain: difference of opinions makes a horse race the winner determines the facts

Stsheetrock: I couldn't agree with you more

Gregg Mcphedrain: and calling people names - just pisses them off

Stsheetrock: Can I call Dr. Otto Hasslein?

I don’t know what kind of demons elected Peter King as Member of the U.S. House of Representatives and as Chairman of the United States House Committee on Homeland Security. This man is mad. Peter King lures, extorts and bribes Anglosexual Geographical Muslims, Creditcards Fugitive, Urban Rejects and Traitors who fled our sewers to surface in USA to show up, lie, falsify and testify before Handpicked Corrupt Congressmen off the Controversial Homeland Security Committee that TERRORISM is ISLAM. Peter King need to raid mosque now to FRANCHISE bombing NFL, Grammy, Tony, Mann Grauman's, Broadway anywhere were innocent festive Americans having good time. Peter King lost his mind. He’s a fool. Talk to your enemy crackpot. Stop talking to your enemies’ enemy. Learn Arabic for change. Quit listening to Televangelist & Zionazi endangered species that ain’t able to identify Quran from Bhagavad Gita. Here’s the deal... Pat Robertson found 50 verses in Quran orders Merovingian to bomb Americans who quit Monsanto. Don’t you get? Pete. Quarter of Planet Earth at large is saying: UP YOU. PETER KING they gonna do it again and again to piss you off. Get them to your committee. Talk to them before it’s too late. Think about your seat next terms. You are the only one who’s self radicalized and needs help to stay at Capitol. Can I call Dr. Otto Hasslein for you? You stand no chance before your worst nightmare: the Teeebaagerzz floodgate that looking forward to clutch you attractive seat once look that way. You’re getting old, ugly and dumb. You declared a war you can’t finish. I smell the stench of George bush the-kid reeky armpit. Stop political correctness. Shut up Pete. Profiling my Ass! Who cares? Do it if. What’re you waiting for?

hellbound muslims means destined for Hell. did you really mean it?

what would you call someone who prefer trouble to prosperity?hellbound! oh no. i call him Winfield Scott Hancock. I'll take a rain check on your intelligence.

Mark Hatzi: excuse me, are Christian blowing up people thru out the mid east, Europe, the US, no, but then you say nothing to help stop the extremist from doing that to Christians.

STSHEETROCK: YES THEY DID TO MILLIONS OF ELDERS, WOMEN & CHILDREN IN IRAQ, AFHANISTAN, PAKISTAN, YEMEN & SOMALIA.

Mark Hatzi: Sure I know not all Muslims practice extremist views. but 1 murder in the name of religion is to many. Either you help stop it or you become as bad as those you allow to do it by inaction.

STSHEETROCK: THERE IS NOTHING CALLED EXTREMIST. IT’S YOUR NOMENCLATURE YOU DEAL WITH IT. MUSLIM OR NEVER. I WILL BE JERK IF I TELL YOU THAT MUSLIMS AIN’T BOMBERS. I AM APOLOGETIC AND HYPOCRITE SIMPLY BECAUSE YOU HERE TO HEAR ME SAY: “I AM SORRY I DID IT AND I WON’T DO IT AGAIN.”

Mark Hatzi: Now I do not agree with going into a mosque in force, but I do not agree any church should be burned to the ground because it is not your chosen religion either..

STSHEETROCK: Mosques & Churches of God not Peter King’s

Mark Hatzi: God is known by many different names around the world, I prefer to think he is a God of Love instead of violence.

STSHEETROCK: I COULDN'T AGREE WITH YOU MORE.

Mark Hatzi: The OLD TESTAMENT, was a very violent time in the Bible,

STSHEETROCK: THE OLD TESTAMENT AIN’T VERY VIOLENT ITS JUST RIGGED BY HEBREWS.

Mark Hatzi: but Jesus preached LOVE, to ALL, not just a chose few.....

STSHEETROCK: I COULDN'T AGREE WITH YOU MORE.

mark hatzi: but i do not agree any church should be burned to the ground because it is not your chosen religion either

You’re referring to Copts. 1432 years ago they were 100% of Middle East. Why are they now the endangered species under 7%. What happened? Why Jesus cursed them as he cursed Jews who murdered him? Copts & Jews are 7000 old civilization why ain’t they at least quarter of planet earth as Muslims. Simply because they are cursed by Jesus in holy Quran. Copt let paid vigilintes burn churches on facebook to get John Hagee’s sympathy and flee west to suck your resources. Copt pope lost Africa, Russia, East Europe to BB King.

DUBAI AWQAF sacked all mosques cleaners and replaced them by cleaning contractors who use slave workers at $136 per month. Hoping to milking butterflies to save money. These slaves sold everything back home to get into land of plenty. DUBAI AWQAF sequestration introduced new enemies: mosque thieves looting people and charity. Dubai Police Bollywood about finding $1188 hidden in the cleaner's right [foot] sock without either slapping or kicking the poor fellow was immaculate.

Assata Shakur first woman named on FBI most wanted terror list! Who are you kidding? Losers. Booooooooh. FBI ain’t clever to get Joanne Chesimard latest Mugshot. Does FBI have any Dignity & Pride left? Assata Shakur proved to whole world that FBI is Parasitic White-Elephant. Good for nothing but HOTAIR and must immediately moved from New York to Indian Reservations or Beirut. Single handedly she outfoxed FBI for 40 years. Cuba fostered her as Freedom-Fighter not as the Most Wanted Terrorist as FBI alleged. Cuba granted Assata Shakur the political asylum that usually granted to heads of states. There’s no Indy source proves that Assata Shakur is Guilty of any crime dramatized by Hollywood. It’s dirty politics. She ain’t black enough to get whites justice. Here’s the good news... Assata Shakur is grown up, she’s 65, and she ain’t miss USA. It ain’t home no mo. it’s just bad memory. I thought you should know that she quit watching Thelma & Louise all over and ALLOVER again in Havana, she’s ready to come clean on three conditions that ONE: FBI quit voodoo & TWO: FBI quit bitching about busting her. THREE: FBI must dumb down and give her the promised $2M Reward instead giving it to daydreaming Bounty Hunters. She really earned it. Joanne Chesimard will open a mosque in New Jersey State Prison Trenton and convert all Rastafaris to Episcopals. Then you don’t need to worry about Rednecks converting to Teeebaagerzz. Assata Shakur’s Rastafarian Episcopals will guarantee fair share of pot all over Dixie.

American Sniper: Autobiography of Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History Book by Scott McEwen. (MY ASS) Now that’s fact on Hollywood played by Bradley Cooper. Steven Spielberg is digging his own grave this time. This Zionist really has gone mad. He lost his mind after directing Schindler's List horsemanure. You must be kidding! Spielberg to dramatize Autobiography of Donald Rumsfeld’s TOYBOY Redneck Psycho Mercenary who sported shooting 225 ill-elders, pregnant-women and sleeping-babies in Anbar. Spielberg should direct Assata Shakur autobiography first woman named on FBI most wanted terror list instead. Have we any honor left on planet earth. Chris Kyle used to collect his victims’ ears and fingers as trophies to fortify his wins and dole ‘em to Rumsfeld. Rummy loved to use them as dildos to milk his own prostate. Steven Spielberg is sick as Rumsfeld. Man! I was always wondered - why Spielberg adored shirtless underage boys on his logos. Chris Kyle stood no chance to sniper a rat in Fallujah – kids will hunt him down like fox. He would be dead long-long before he ever unpacked his shotgun. Nice Mugshot though. Watch Kyle’s Body-Language. Ain’t but Failing Photoshop of a damn loser. When it comes to worthying the worthless and glorifying criminals? CNN is FOXNEWS. How would Chris Kyle sleeps? Unless he sniffs ton of crack - Before he takes his life and blame Tsarnaeva Brothers, Chris Kyle was GUNDOWN by a Beer-Lout while shooting scarecrows of Dixie. Obama said yes right away because this movie project must be funded by Saudi Arabia as Schindler's List or else he will have McCain Germs overthrow the Dying Monarchy of Saudi Arabia. Obama draws a precedent here to show how helpless Muslims’ ill-elders, pregnant-women and sleeping-babies sniperd by contract killers if they ever rebel against Thugocracies. This brings me to Saud Alfaisal when he said: ‘I will chop anybody’s finger if he ever pointed at House of Alsaud’. AMERICAN SNIPER movie sends a powerful message to the world: “that’s OK to kill Muslim’s and make a mockery outta ‘em in Hollywood movies”. Wow that’s Good signal for Taliban to bomb movie houses than marathoners. Your tailgates are larger than your hollow skull. Politics is scam not religious conviction. Man. You owe me a confession. You’re thicker than Kyle. Kyle was in Fallujah during Iraq War killing unarmed elders, women & babies not in Dubai. I don't hate you. I enjoy writing back to you. Kyle and you must watched Rich Wyatt he’s quite an inspiration for coach potatoes. Credit goes to FOXNEWS who successfully turn Americans to zombies who shoot at anything moves hoping it’s a Muslim. Let’s brush aside our differences. US MEDIA WHORES are bankrupt during Bush the-Kid era, even Rush Limbaugh ain’t getting enough commercials to run his radio. Aljazeera is buying all those bankruptcies. Who would rehire Sean Hannity or Ann Coulter if they were sacked? Only Obama’s Poodles in my backyard love to hide their loots in US Media Streams that Murdoch rules to Redherring masses. Look how they killed the Second Amendment and Sandy Hook by Boston marathon bombing. America was Falkland for 2 weeks thanks to FOXNEWS.

Quit wikitrash. Thomas Coke Sharp ain’t able to identify Quran from Bhagavad Gita. Here’s the deal... Pat Robertson found 50 verses in Quran orders Merovingian to bomb Americans who quit Monsanto.

Blackwater really hit you. I Am proud. Your haha is immaculate I love sharing hahaha with you if present an Indy source that fortifies you horsemanure. Quit Googledjunk & Wikitrash. Tuntun! MULAYAM Singh Yadav must be nuts or somebody must kept ganja in his Rajni Gandha. Samajwadi Party chief said Chinese army had entered one km inside Indian Territory when he was Defense Minister. "I directed the (Indian) forces to drive them out. We entered four km inside Chinese territory in the process," he claimed. Whether the Shaven Bagwas Sirdar Mulayam is laying or bulling or crowing about. Such statement shouldn’t published especially when Salman Khurshid is meeting Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi Thursday in Beijing to talk about resolving the dispute over the presence of PLA troops in Depsang valley in Ladakh through talks without letting it to "affect" bilateral ties. Wang Yi surely will tell Slaman Khurshid: Since Mulayam Singh Yadav directed the (Indian) forces into china to drive PLA Troops outta Chinese territory and entered four km inside Chinese territory. We ain’t even square. Go To Hell. SALMAN. Mulayam Singh Yadav a Godsend Fool.

Why don’t Dr Gurmanjit Rai, head of department, forensic medicine at civil hospital in Tarn Taran district quit nagging, call Jinnah hospital and request the missing organs stomach, heart, gall bladder and two kidneys than YOUYOUING. Usually organs are removed from any corpse air freighted for burial aboard this is classic routine everywhere. IN RETALIATION Inmate Venod Kumar hit Pakistani Prisoner Sanaullah on the head with brick in the Kot Lakhpat jail. The wretched thing that stroke my head. Sirdarjis were mourning an anonymous busted by Pakistani for being stoopid and kept Indo-Pakistan headline running as cricket more than Narendra Modi Stunt-Show. By the way Modi wanted Delhi to cut it Diplomatic ties with Islamabad for sake of Sarabjit’s blue eyes. What a loser? Say should Delhi take Modi’s advice seriously! Which clowns will be watching before bed to unwind and go to sleep? Lalu Parsad is ma[s]turbating. NOT YOU TUNTUN. SHUT-UP. Looking at Sarabjit’s alas Manjit corpse cremated off course in the presence of Rahul Gandhi the great-grandson of Jawaharlal Nehru who murdered million Punjabis to give Lahore to Jinnah. Don’t be foolish. He’s there to fool Sirdarjis to Congress Next Polling stations. I watched Indian Soldiers Mourning Parade and shooting Blanks in the Air. I almost had heart-attack. They never got a single shot right. Wow! India seriously needs BLACKWATER to guard these poor soldiers if they ever go to war. Back to Sarabjit singh. Why the hell Delhi didn’t take the trouble to prove to Pakistan that Sarabjit ain’t Manjit through DNA Eternal Forensic Game. That will surely keep both probably alive on the media until election is over and every Sirdarji lived happily ever after. MULAYAM Singh Yadav must be nuts or somebody must kept ganja in his Rajni Gandha. Samajwadi Party chief said Chinese army had entered one km inside Indian Territory when he was Defense Minister. "I directed the (Indian) forces to drive them out. We entered four km inside Chinese territory in the process," he claimed. Whether the Shaven Bagwas Sirdar Mulayam is laying or bulling or crowing about. Such statement shouldn’t published especially when Salman Khurshid is meeting Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi Thursday in Beijing to talk about resolving the dispute over the presence of PLA troops in Depsang valley in Ladakh through talks without letting it to "affect" bilateral ties. Wang Yi surely will tell Slaman Khurshid: Since Mulayam Singh Yadav directed the (Indian) forces into China to drive PLA Troops outta Chinese territory and entered four km inside Chinese territory. We ain’t even square. Go To Hell. SALMAN. Mulayam Singh Yadav a Godsend Fool.

I got this in my inbox from the DAILYMAIL: “Celebrations and Jubilations - An Unforgettable Royal Experience” before opening it. I thought this what am waiting for: Oh boy. This is it. This must be the full coverage of Sheikh Khalifa’s Historical State Visit to England. As I hit ‘open’ God Heaven. Buckingham Palace gone for sale from £219pp. Oh My God! Queen Beatrix abdicated Holland thrown to her kid Prince Willem. Where the Hell is the QUEEN of England? She’s supposed to be receiving Abu Dhabi Sheikh as we speak? Oh-No media coverage dark out. It must be bad what’s going on? As matter fact all British headlines focusing on Jason Collins Gay Athlete Benediction by Obama in James S. Brady Press Briefing Room. What about Sheikh Khalifa? Oh I know where I can get his news for sure. Lemme’ hit the sponsored propagandists: KHALEEJTIMES & GULFNEWS. I got it. The usual sponsored slide-show. The Queen stood in the shade while Sheikh Khalifa out inspecting the Beefeaters. I can smell Prince Philips vinegary farts from right here. Akhkheeeh. Poor fellow he got an erection in his pancreas. And then the: BOMB – KABOOOAM from THE INDEPENDENT that put Sheikh Khalifa back on British Headlines. David Cameron confronted Sheikh Khalifa in Ten-Downing-Street to conduct an independent investigation and release immediately 3 Drug Traffickers busted last year for being too stooopid and too dumb vulnerable to be arrested by Dubai Police. Grant Cameron [Irish], Suneet Jeerh [Indian] and Karl Williams [Nigerian] who also happened to hold British passports. THE INDEPENDENT described the trio as Londoners conquistadores on assignment - selling state of art synthetic narcotics to world children in Dubai - apprehended during business hours and they were forced to sign a confession in Arabic or else their rectums will be rammed in Jumeirah Hilton (that’s Britons Executive Branch in al-Aweer Prison). All-that-jazz was in July last year now we’re in May. Damn it 10 months. Rotting in jail for selling drugs? Ain’t fair they are British they’re supposed to be surfing and sipping champagne with Mr. Lawless in Burj al-Arab. Why the hell David Cameron waited that long and treasured his vendetta to extort Sheikh Khalifa now in London, he could settled it on phone. That’s hypocritical. Hold on don’t be foolish. David Cameron exploited Sheikh Khalifa historic visit to Hijack British headlines for his failing tenure at Ten Downing Street. Oh No that crap. I warned you. No conspiracy theory allowed here. I am Truther ain’t BULLSHITTER. He’s meaner than that. David Cameron likes to get even with Queen’s Guest on his mating ground right near his fireplace - where he adds laxative into his guest’s tea to rush him out. Particularly June-disappointments. The HOTAIR that he got NOTHING outta Abu Dhabi overtures. He wanted to tell his guest things his prodigals shielded from him about the unproductive fruitless futile outcome of his June 2012 visit to Abu Dhabi. THE-BIG-FIVE-SHOW paid his fair to Dubai then. Mean Moriarty Moves: David Cameron choked-up Queen’s Guest with useless Drug Dealers’ Dilemma. He hit the jackpot. He got everything. I bet they signed everything David Cameron tossed across. He didn’t needed to raise the Debt-Laden Unprivileged Emarati Activists’ Issue or the Human-Right Violations that yet to be shelved at the right price and the right time. Mind you. We, UAE House over 131,000 overpaid British Unemployables & Bankruptcies Fugitives. I thought you should know that a great chunk of those nagging nutjobs got life insurance policies against David Cameron SCREWUPS with UAE Authorities or being redundant? So who’s the boss Khalifa or Cameron? Let’s pray. O Lord, I beseech thee, let now thine ear be attentive to the prayer of thy servant, because it gave access to the king in those seasons of hilarity when men are.

Ali and India. Pretty genius metaphor. We should know that we have strength, we have stamina, we have bulk, we have presence, reputation and we have history that if someone wants to take few blows at us we will be able to withstand them. Kudos Salman Khurshid! oh by the way here’s 182 Terrorists Organizations based in India. How would Ali Criterion help Delhi to bust them? You kill one they kill hundreds and devastate millions. Never about money its lose change. Here’s some specimens Stipulated hereinbelow: ZRV,ZRA,UPDS,UNLF,UMLFA,ULMA,ULFA,UKLF,UIRA,UILA,UBLF,TTYF,TTYF,TTVF,TTSF,TTDF,TTACF,TSV,TSV,TRRB,TPC,TNRT,TNRF,TNLA,TNDTF,TNA,TMP,TLOF,TLF,TDF,TCF,TATCF,SIMI,SDFT,RNSF,RMC,RJC,PULF,PREPAK,PRA,PLF-M,PLA,NSCN-K,NSCNI-M,NSCN-IM,NNC-Adino,NMT,NLFT,NEMF,NDFB,MVF,MULTA,MULFA,MTF,MSF,MSCA,MPLF,MLTA,MLA,LTTE,KZF,KYKL,KSF,KRPC,KRLO,KRF,KRA,KPF,KNV,KNV,KNO,KNF,KNA,KNA,KLO,KLF,KLF,KLA,KKK,KIF,KIA,KDF,KCP,KCF,KAF,IURPI,ISYF,ISS,Isak-Muivah,IRPA,IRF,INF,ILAA,IKL,HULA,HRF,HPC-D,HPC,HNLC,GTF,DHD,CPI-ML-Janashakti,CPI-Maoist,CKRF,BVYLF,BTFK,BTF,BNCT,BMS,BLTF,BKI,BCF,ATVF,ATTF,ATNF,ATLO,ATBSF,ATBR,ASF,AS,ANVC,AISSF,ADF,ABNES,AAASS, ADINO

I said on Apr 19, 2013 Bravo Jane. You’re really my girl. Welcome to Lee Harvey Oswald World.

Ron Paul is dead-right when he said that USA is a Third World Banana Republic. FBI UNINDEXED clashing Testimonies to jab published ground truth is outrageous. FBI is forcing everyone to LIE even in Yesterday’s President Obama’s 48 minutes answers in James S. Brady Press Briefing Room. Please invite some Black-belt Body-Linguists to watch Obama’s body-language in James S. Brady Press Briefing Room. Focus on when he says “I talk to Putin” watch his eyes. Oh by the way! I picked a new phenomenon from Obama: ‘Self-Radicalized” as ‘self-charged battery.’ Back to FBI: FBI Testimonies are on my radar since Christmas Bomber. FBI become another MOKHABARAT (Secret Police) in my backyard. I have no doubt that FBI finish product ain’t authored by Qualified Patriot Americans but by our WORST Urban Rejects who fled our Sewers to strike rich in the Wild Wet West. People stood no chance of any success in our backyard how the hell they will be added-value assets and will add intelligence to FBI. On the contrary their effect is obvious - negative now as I can see; they really brought FBI intelligence down to earth that they don’t worthy my respect. Look at BMB. A representative specimen of FBI SCREWUPS. FBI said that they interviewed Tamerlan in Makhachkala and let him go to bomb Boston Marathoners: ‘typical Arabic. Oh No! He entered USA by spelling error. Really.’ That’s ain’t FBI that I seen in Denzel Washington movie but sounds typical Maronite Phalangists, Hezbollah, Egyptian Copt, Iranian Pedarsag, Sardarji, Guajarati, Bihari, Iraqi-Shiite, Kurd or Alawite they got great motive just settling their old account in USA courtesy of American taxpayers by snaking Tsarnaeva to fool FBI for living. Zubeidat Tsarnaeva told FBI go to hell! They did big time. Once FBI realized that ‘Misha’ ain’t Mikhail Allakhverdov but ‘teddy bear’ they moved to DNA Game to haunt Tamerlan wife Katherine Russell Saray Mulk-khanum. She told FBI Gorm. I need Tamerlan corpse. They evaporated outta her sight. Now they’re snaking on Kazakhstani trio and toying with Saudi Mountaingoat intelligence whoresmanure. I am expecting FBI to tap on CIA who are dormant all these years as Baghdad frogs in BMB and bring forward Ruslan Tsarni, Graham Fuller, Samantha Ankara Fuller and big A or Ali. Stay tuned it is getting interesting.

Since Seigniorage Banksters crashed in 2007 their Culture ain’t working no mo. Sharia Binge is another Redherring to distracts fools away from real loots. Angosexual Geographical Muslims are the best Arabophobe Guinea pigs to experiment anti-Arabism to crackup nation of Islam. Since English is Islam’s language and Quran is Arabic that most Anti-Arabists loathe to memorize or explore it in the language of origin - then there is huge room for clergymen to maneuver to commit heinous crimes and Freud. Clergymen are feeble corruptible creatures. Islam is shirt of Othman wore wherever a crime yet to be committed. Law of the Land ain’t justice but a game played by scavenging lawyers and fostered by thieving Thugocracies to enable the HAVES rip-off the HAVENOTS. Sharia ain’t justice either it’s a scam played by Ignoramus clergymen to rip-off both the HAVES and the HAVENOTS and dole both loots as commonwealth to Distrusted Trusts notwithstanding Sharia commerce is nothing but an Arabic version of the Old Colonial British-India Merchant Banking

Mark Twain would commit suicide if he knew that Yesterday’s President Obama’s 48 minutes answers in James S. Brady Press Briefing Room were CHOREOGRAPHED to six historic questions. It is mind bugling when BILL asked Obama about Gitmo. Regarding "Maybe I should just pack up and go home. Golly," that’s POWER GESTURE if you go 24 hours back to Correspondence Dinner and see how Obama insulted Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and the whole Republican Frugals attending then you will understand that Obama didn’t run outta juice wrongly placed "As Mark Twain said, rumors of my demise may be a little exaggerated at this point," metaphor.

First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win. GITMOANS ain’t terrorists but conquistadores disowned by Thieving Thugocracies and they found a window of opportunity larger than life. They privileged trouble to prosperity to get attention. They got it all. They wrecked America. Republican Frugals water-boarded them to extract intelligence they got none but Hollywood Bedrock. Obama as Ho-Nigga then chickened-out to displease white folks he ditched the conquistadores to rot and die in Guantanamo. They decided to starve to test destiny. They battled Force-feeding torture. They have some attention now. I am looking forward to see Lindsey Graham ‘to begin with’ saying hell No. When Kerry & Hagel at the Helm around Obama I feel some smartness in DC’s tinted air. Back to Christian-Post Question. Why Do Radical Muslims Hate Americans So Much? Stooopid Question! First there is nothing called Radical Muslims. This is Muslim or never. Back to HAPPY HATE AMERICA DAY. If I say we don’t then I am a fraudulent hypocrite because you are here to hear this from me: ‘Death to America’. Now stop asking stooopid questions and consult with your gynecologist because you’re pregnant. And by the way don’t be afraid. That’s ain’t but cloth those losers are burning. Give them a decent flag they will stop.

Why Do Radical Muslims Hate Americans So Much? Stooopid Question! First nothing called Radical Muslims. This is Muslim or never. Back to HATE America. If I say we don’t then I am a jerk because you are here to hear this from me: ‘Death to America’. Now stop asking stooopid questions and consult with your gynecologist because you’re pregnant. And by the way don’t be afraid that’s but cloth that those losers are burning. Give them a decent flag they will stop.

PREZ PERES TO POPE FRANCIS: Come to Israel We, Jews didn’t murder Jesus. The Wahabi Mohammed did" (albeit Jesus was murder by Jews 670 years before Mohammed birth). Come Pope! I will show you how Israelis can kill Muslim elders, women & Children by one blow. Please don’t read the News. Israeli police watched, Single handed as with kitchen knife unarmed Salam Za'al killed armed settler Evyatar Borovsky, took Borovsky assault gun and begin shooting at Police Spectators. Salam Za'al was detained for 3 years in Israeli jail for crime of throwing stones. He’s released if he cooperates with Israel and turns his kid brother to traitor. Which he did, then this hitchhiking Borovsky he’s an actor, armed security force and has 4 children that he orphaned. Netanyahu will build more settlement to revenge for Borovsky’s Murder. Salam Za'al ain’t a lone wolf but a terrorist. So how Borovsky settled in Tulkarem? Go to bed boys.

When Ann Coulter said on FOXNEWS Zubeidat Tsarnaeva must be arrested for wearing Hijab, Breitbart banned me for saying Ann Coulter must be arrested for being a woman. Last week I said: watch your Tailgate. Vladimir! Especially when Kerry & Hagel at the Helm. Guys! Since Obama ditched Putin role as BMB Truther. Putin ain’t doing well. He lost control. Just now 30 Anti-Putin Protesters detained on Red Square and 140 people busted at Moscow mosque including more than 30 citizens of other countries. Putin used to be my hero when he weaned Caucuses away from Wahabi Mountaingoats and taken them as Proper Russians. BMB screwed up everything. He got greedy. He exploited BMB to silence Gorky Park Vodka Activists. That’s a wrong call. Syria’s sparks ain’t far away to ignite holy war in Chechnya. That’s Putin’s nightmare. Since FBI is NY outfit then it’s religiously Chuck Schumer business to snack some FBI-Russia whoresmanure to fish any hidden credibility in the mud. Don’t bother reading further than Misha ain’t Mikhail Allakhverdov in Russian it’s for Teddy ‘BEAR’. America is desperate to show the enemy that FBI on top of everything. FBI knew nothing about anything before 03:01PM . April 15, 2009. FBI must be closed-down then by An Executive Branch Order. It ain’t worth it to keep such obese white elephant that can’t defend itself. Paparazzi can deliver far better and cheaper intelligence than this crackpot who showed on CNN talking about an Armenian hippie who converted to Islam to bomb America. Armenians are happy to worship Judas Iscariot but not to be Muslims. We & Armenians have one good thing in common: “we hate each other”. MBM was tolerance stress test to America that’s why the bomb was concealed into pressure cooker to avoid killing innocent people. They just killed 3, hospitalized 246 and traumatized 300 million. That’s a home-run. Ron Paul said: Forced lockdown of city. Militarized police riding tanks in streets. Door-to-door armed searches without warrant. Families thrown out of their homes at gunpoint to be searched without probable cause. Businesses forced to close. Transport shut down. These were not scenes from military coup in far off banana republic, but rather scenes just over week ago in Boston as United States got taste of martial law. The ostensible reason for the military-style takeover of parts of Boston was that accused perpetrator of a horrific crime was on loose. The Boston bombing provided opportunity for government to turn what should have been police investigation into a military-style occupation of an American city. This unprecedented move should frighten us as much or more than the attack itself.

Turks cannot be trusted. Israelis too. IDF is killing our Elders, Women & Children in Gaza to get DC attention for more weapons. The same IDF flew over Assad Palace without harming him and went bombing alleged chemical weapon depot in Damascus and returned home safe. Would you dumb-down and tell us who the enemy is? Oh no SFA..lemme think!

MILITARY ACTION OVER SYRIA'S SUSPECTED USE OF CHEMICAL WEAPONS COULD BACKFIRE. Never mind about the narrative. The question is for you ‘THENATIONAL’. You the publisher! Are you in or out? Who are you dancing for? ISRAEL or SYRIA? Make up your mind. Shame on you! Yesterday a poor Syrian subject jumped to his death from 15th floor of Dubai Silicon Oasis Building probably listening to Mediawhore like you sporting the gassing of his parents with Syrian elders, women & children. Have some decency. Be a journalist. Quit scavenging as coldblooded paparazzi hyena on miseries to earn your living. Quit moderating minds.

I needed John McCain to shakeup the WhiteHouse. Democrats are slow-on boot-on-the-ground but patriot Republicans as

Senator John McCain, a Republican from Arizona who doesn’t need do get Tel-Aviv’s approval to oust Assad outta Syria. Assad Gassing Syrian Elders, Women & Children. It is getting harder and harder for Iran & Russia to maintain their military supplies lines. Russians, Iranians & Hezbollah mercenaries are butchered as boar allover Syria. Jordan king is happy to help to get more USAID for his dying economy and please the Islamists at his end. Turks are mean. Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan will exploit stalemate to occupy Syrian lands as he did in Northern Iraq to use for Kurdish Homeland away from Turkey motherland where they belong. Tayyip Erdogan will fight to stop Obama have boot-on-the-ground in Syria. Turks cannot be trusted.

“When the world can seem very dark and confusing, presence of priest is presence of hope,” Rev. Richard Cannon is bluffing. Priest is for death and wedding unlike Imam who has to drop everything off hand, wash-out, head to mosque, call for prayer outloud and lead the prayers reciting memorized Quran 5397 times not only after bombing but five times a day, 365 days a year. Imam leads rain, eclipse, death & trarweeh prayers. Rev. Tom Carzon showed up for the bombing like any Truther or sympathizer on every blue moon. Back to priest ban: I vote. No. please let them pray.

Russian state media quoted a Russian Federal Security Service statement as saying those detained Friday included more than 30 citizens of other countries. But the statement did not specify which nations.

Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais Mugshot with Geert Wilders Deputy Arnoud Van Doorn. What kind of stunt-show is this? Saudi Arabia fostered Geert Wilders campaign against Islam through FOXNEWS (a subsidiary of the Kingdom holdings run by Prince Alwaleed bin Talal). This is unorthodox and deciptive. Who are you trying to fool? Are you trying to deceive god as well? وَيَمْكُرُونَ وَيَمْكُرُ اللَّهُ وَاللَّهُ خَيْرُ الْمَاكِرِينَ‏ Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais is onto his second Stunt-Show somewhere in India next week without bothering to visit those 22 million devastated Kashmiris who crave to touch his feet. Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais is just following the agenda of those Godless endangered species of House of al-Saud.

GOD, PLEASE DEFEAT AMERICA’S ALLIES ON MAY 11 is preposterous headline. This is a secular & Godless argument. I need those arguing losers in that room to answer one question. Are they Muslims or Pakistani? History proved that you can’t be both. Pakistani means the boring Zardari, Nawaz Sharief, Imran Khan, Musharaf Etc. and Muslims. Use your imagination. KABOOOM if you ever touch Booze or America. I don’t think those in the room ready for that.

This comment is awaiting moderation. This is the harvest of Foreign Office seeds sown. Watching Thugocracies around the Globe committing heinous crimes against their own. All that is necessary for triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. Edmund Burke. Richard Branson devastated by ban on British tourists to Israel, Kenya, South Africa & Turkey due domestic unrest & al-Qaida and yet Thailand went unnoticed where conned British and sedated European tourists are butchered like wild boar in Phuket, Pattaya and those Schizophrenic Islands. Read Pattaya Daily & Phuket Gazette for body count. Ricardo. Mama Teresa killed more infants in her convents than al-Qaida.

Buddhist Monks beat Muslims to death in Burma watch video..Misinformation is act of crime. beforeitsnews contributors trying to draw attention gain mileage. That’s ain't right. Burmese Muslims are butchered while police watching.

Would you guys dumb down and Google how many millions been in Shanghai tower before getting into ranking Burj Khalifa. Bruno said: achievements build nations and ranks kill it.

Quit Googledjunk. What welfare? USA ain't afford foostamp them. They u hauled millions of petrodollars to America to survive in your hostile cities. They’re fooled by the American Dream Propaganda that deranged them to drop everything back home and rush to America and now headhunted as rabids. When Ann Coulter said on FOXNEWS Zubeidat Tsarnaeva must be arrested for wearing Hijab, Breitbart banned me for saying Ann Coulter must be arrested for being a woman.

Replying Charles Ford

I don't have to cover things. Why don't you fly all those copts (that you are committing suicide for) over to your backyard, they're handy to babysit your wife & kids and mow your lawn. Regarding what you said: Islam. The religion of the Pedophile, Rapist and Mass Murderer Mohammed. I have millions of website who're happy to enjoy your ISP if you allow me to pass it to them.

GAZA BIOMETRY IS AGAINST LAW.

إثبت أنها زوجتك او أختك.. فصلٌ جديد من حملة "الفضيلة" في شوارع غزة

هذه حريات شخصية civil liberties

مش من حق حماس او عباس او الاحتلال اصدار او طلب هوية اي فرد الا اذا ارتكب جريمة فحريته كحرية الطيور في الهواء والسمك في الماء و الدود في الارض. المشكلة ليست سياية وانما مشكلة دستورية هل يحق بيروقراطيا ان تطلب هوية شخص لاتعرفه.

حماس هي شريعة فلسطين بغظ النظر ان كانت مؤسسة ارهابية في حسابات اسرائيل هذا لايعني شيء عند العرب والمسلمين حالها كالاخوان في مصر اوطالبان في باكستان وافغانستان والنصرة في العراق وسوريا

Whites are cautious nutjob doublethinkers. In 2004 it was white vs. white. Everywhite hit the streets and voted for Bush to loot US Reserves and burn it over military complex engaged in two wars that wrecked America. Who cares? Whites preferred jobs over USA. Simply because USA was Whiteman’s World. In 2008 & 2012 it was white vs. black. Whites stayed at home because firstly they don’t trust each other and secondly they didn’t trusted the Rigged Diebold Machines which controlled by ABOVE-THE-LAWs. You must be kidding! Should some White crackpot voted for black against white The ABOVE-THE-LAWs will hunt him down and finish him. The White voters were so scared they stayed back at home lest they’re disowned by The ABOVE-THE-LAWs who will starve their children & elders to death if they ever voted black. As a matter of fact they are doing it to those white fools who voted black today. “Kill that bloody Nigga-lover”. During Obama administration foodstamps subscribers are higher than ever. Black Inmates and Black jobless are gracefully holding to the 90% Residency over America’s Stats since Lincoln. Black voters turnout ain’t perspective here. If a Ho-Nigga spotted singing and crying at the mall during Obama inauguration. That ain’t black enough. That’s Rupert Murdoch in his natural habitat minting money outta zombie’s turnout. This percussion is over Joe Biden’s tactical allegation to MSNBC that if McCain pushed harder on saving American economy he probably won 2008 Presidency.

Fountain of jihad that's nice. I Am a Muslim I love to sip some amrit to ram your rectum. would you pass zip code of this fountain to me so I can franchise it and open a bottling factory around to sell its water to all thousands of Hindu terrorist groups whoever love to devastate Delhi to get their birthrights here’s specimens of them: ZRV,ZRA,UPDS,UNLF,UMLFA,ULMA,ULFA,UKLF,UIRA,UILA,UBLF,TTYF,TTYF,TTVF,TTSF,TTDF,TTACF,TSV,TSV,TRRB,TPC,TNRT,TNRF,TNLA,TNDTF,TNA,TMP,TLOF,TLF,TDF,TCF,TATCF,SIMI,SDFT,RNSF,RMC,RJC,PULF,PREPAK,PRA,PLF-M,PLA,NSCN-K,NSCNI-M,NSCN-IM,NNC-Adino,NMT,NLFT,NEMF,NDFB,MVF,MULTA,MULFA,MTF,MSF,MSCA,MPLF,MLTA,MLA,LTTE,KZF,KYKL,KSF,KRPC,KRLO,KRF,KRA,KPF,KNV,KNV,KNO,KNF,KNA,KNA,KLO,KLF,KLF,KLA,KKK,KIF,KIA,KDF,KCP,KCF,KAF,IURPI,ISYF,ISS,Isak-Muivah,IRPA,IRF,INF,ILAA,IKL,HULA,HRF,HPC-D,HPC,HNLC,GTF,DHD,CPI-ML-Janashakti,CPI-Maoist,CKRF,BVYLF,BTFK,BTF,BNCT,BMS,BLTF,BKI,BCF,ATVF,ATTF,ATNF,ATLO,ATBSF,ATBR,ASF,AS,ANVC,AISSF,ADF,ABNES,AAASS, ADINO,

That’s ain’t Zionist problem. Unless you won’t to fool the whole world that: “Guys! We, Jews didn’t murder Jesus. The Wahabi Mohammed did. Go get him" (albeit Jesus was murder by Jews 670 years before Mohammed birth). Have some decency be journalist don’t be paparazzi. Try blind and quit scavenging on miseries as hyena to get noticed. On the contrary you’re getting condemned day by day.

Retailing religion in the military was during Former US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld accused of using quotes from Bible underneath a passage from Book of Isaiah: "Their arrows are sharp, all their bows are strung; their horses' hoofs seem like flint, their chariot wheels are like a whirlwind." Another briefing showed a picture of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein beneath a quotation from the First Epistle of Peter: "It is God's will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish men." risked giving Muslims impression that war was a clash between Christianity and Islam. "taking a risk with national security,"

Obama t o Emir of Qatar: Hire 800 Unemployable Us Journalists or I will have McCain Germs overthrow you and dole Aljazeera to Iran. You hear me.

TheLegend33: It seems you know some English in order to input slang

Stsheetrock: THANK YOU

TheLegend33: plus you sound like a smart-arse who thinks he's smarter than everyone else. …

Stsheetrock: NO I AM NO THAT SICK THAT’S CALLED INFERIORITY COMPLEX DO YOU

TheLegend33: Which leads me to believe you’re just another follower with some sort of identity crisis

Stsheetrock: I DON NEED AN IDENTITY I HAVE ONE. I AM MUSLIM.

TheLegend33: You sound like a cross between a mis-informed misfit and an Alex Jones wannabe.

Stsheetrock: PSST: IT’S MISINFORMED! NO AM NEITHER AM NOT UNEMPLOYABLE. AM RICH

TheLegend33: You really hate America

Stsheetrock: GOD HEAVEN NO

TheLegend33: but your here because daddy sent you to get an education.

Stsheetrock: NO HE DIDN’T AM AN AUTOMATH. I DON’T NEED THAT ABUSE

TheLegend33: Your either very rich or from the "sewer" and receiving living assistance from the people you actually hate.

Stsheetrock: NO AM A BANK THIEF I DON’T USE FIAT I CAN CLONE YOUR CREDIT FOR FUN AND TOY YOUR ISP

TheLegend33: If you don't like us,

Stsheetrock: YOU’RE JUST NOBODY WHY SHOULD I DISLIKE YOU

TheLegend33: why do you stay?

Stsheetrock: I DON’T STAY THERE. I LOATHE THAT

TheLegend33: If I went to your country and I didn't like it, I would leave.

Stsheetrock: PLEASE DON’T COME YOU’RE NOT WELCOME PLEASE LEAVE IF YOU DID

TheLegend33: If your here for an education,

Stsheetrock: GOD FORBID NO

TheLegend33: appreciate it

Stsheetrock: YOU MEAN WASTE TIME & MONEY STUDY JUCKSCEINCE Of HARVARD, MIT, BOSTON, PRINCETON, COLUMBIA And YALE WHO TURN SMART HUMAN TO STOOOPID CORPORATE FRUGAL ZOMBIES.

TheLegend33: Try and be respectful to others and you'll find people here (real Americans) will treat you with respect.

Stsheetrock: I RESPECT MYSELF AND I CAN BUY MY OTHERS RESPECT. I DON’T NEED FOXNEWS AMERICAN VERSION RESPECT

KiddingMe: Why should India need to prove Sarabjit is Sarabjit?

Obaid Karki: WE HAVE 2 INDIAN SUBJECTS: SARABJIT+MANJIT

KiddingMe: It is responsibility of Pakistan police and government that they punish the real culprit(s) who did the bomb blast.

Obaid Karki: TRUE

KiddingMe: They needed to prove to the Pakistani people that the actual culprit is not at large and they punished a scapegoat.

Obaid Karki: TRUE

KiddingMe: If they killed a scapegoat then it is a big disservice to their own people.

Obaid Karki: TRUE

KiddingMe: You decide in your heart if you can trust that Pakistani police caught the culprit the very next day of blast! Are they that efficient?

Obaid Karki: I DON’T TRUST ANY

KiddingMe: Do you see such quick action in other daily bomb blasts now or was it just one of case when they were so quick?

Obaid Karki: YOU KILL ONE THEY KILL TEN

PSST: its brick ain't bomb

Man. Your tailgate is larger than your hollow skull. It’s painful politics. You owe me a confession. I bet on another loser Greyhound. My fault. I overpriced you I should snubbed you at the beginning of this clever conversation.

If the White House has no power to find a gravesite for its subject how would the white house will be able to protect them. Its Saudi solemn responsibility to fly Tamerlan Tsarnaev's body to the holy land to be buried.

Its lethally boring gooooogledjunk. Try Jimmy Fallon trash, me be you get lucky and don't forget to stuff some Methylenedioxymethamphetamine into your tailgate to aid you laugh at yourself. You’re psychoactive

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Gowdy rep Islamic extremist why Susan rice call hick

Maloney: Issa accused Hillary

Chafftez Rep: diplomats has more balls than army

Norton Dem: not allowed to talk to Dems kicked out Thomson counter-terrorism

Lankford rep: OSPV standards. Hilary converts Benghazi become permanent

Tierney Dem: accuse Potus misleading

Jordan Rep: demonstration question lawyer instruct hicks don’t to talk to congressional delegation Sherman called hick

Clay Dem: budget cuts who caused death ARB a validity of funding republican screwup saving is problem

Mica rep: nobody interviewed Thomas, interviewed hicks, Nordstrom

Lynch Dem: saving

Turner Rep: Colonel Gibson dropped out stay in Tripoli transfer their authority to training general ham reduces team because shooting at people.

Issa: all civilian under hicks. Security under general ham

Connolly Dem: Patrick Kennedy was on top of everything. Thomson Mr. Betjeman contradicts.

Duncan Rep: Nordstrom not interviewed.

Speier dem: hicks retelling. Lawyer told hick not to be interviewed not to be isolated with Chafftez

Mchenry rep: YouTube video no protest hicks 17 days fbi arrived.

I didn't know that Japanese are eugenics also. Someone must dropped this granite slab into the ocean to confuse Atlantis Truthers. Hitler established Nazi phenomenon based on such Junk Science. Stop pouring money into oceans. Please spend it on living Atlantis beings. Gaucho Children of Southern Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, eastern and southern Bolivia and Southern Chile. You will never miss it. it’s around your discovery site.

WOW. Dow Jones closes above 15,000 for first time today and Japan’s Nikkei tops 14,000 for 1st time since 2008 yesterday. Is that a joke? Warren Buffett bragged about recovering thanks Gutsy Bernanke. Warren Buffett was thrilled about us growth because he’s giving away money to his fellow billionaire to buy/lease his own NetJets. Can we share some Hebrew with you guys? 90 millions American on foodstamps. Oh what a terrible junk bonds? Oh really! Who’re you gonna rate & rob now? Warren.

 

RIP Tamerlan. You did what you have suspected to do. The rest is history.

And none will bind [as severely] as His binding [of the evildoers].

89:27 [To the righteous it will be said], "O reassured soul,

89:28 Return to your Lord, well-pleased and pleasing [to Him],

89:29 And enter among My [righteous] servants And enter My Paradise."

Every loser has the birthright for a daydream Tamerlan has none he didn’t know that greatest nations on earth is devastated for a month. Americans are in FOXNEWS Zombie Mode, they took the streets to gun-down anything moving in their way hoping it’s a Muslim. America ain’t for Muslims no mo. Flee to Canada or swim to Greenland if you can. Tamerlan left us an enigma in his pressure cooker that dropped gold price to 50 years low. Mama nature was so mean & coward to take back her son and then something went wrong. We have a home-run. We have a tomb that saved America for the time being. Here’s the deal... he’s still a suspect. RIP Tamerlan.

 

Americans are in FOXNEWS Zombie Mode, they took the streets to gun-down anything moving in their way hoping it’s a Muslim. America ain’t for Muslims no mo. Flee to Canada or swim to Greenland if you can.

 

I was devastated and I felted insulted when I received this notice "You do not have permission to post on this thread" from Gateway Pundit the Beacon of Freedom of Speech. stsheetrock alias my name is Obaid Karki a Sexagenarian UAE Paleoconservative Provocateur Arabspringer of Picassoic Attitude, Blackbelt Diehard Paulite Constitutionalist Libertarian Wordsmith. I am too old to be deceptive, spammer or offensive. Good men only use the second amendment when the 1st amendment is deprived. All that is necessary for triumph of evil is that good men do nothing... Edmund Burke. If we can’t stand disagreements how we will enjoy our concord. Please revise your decision and unblock me. Let me breathe. We, here in the Arab World we need your help, we’re in the Dark Ages. Don’t radicalize us. Please.

Truly yours,

Obaid

 

I have quite an expressive face. It has gotten me into trouble - I remember at school my teacher dragging me into the office for rolling my eyes at something he said. I didn't realise I'd done it. I'm not so good at disguising my reactions to things sometimes.

 

There are times when I give myself away, when sometimes I want privacy, to be left alone with my thoughts. But people who know me will say "what are you thinking about" - sometimes it catches me unawares and at the point I forget what I was thinking about. It's hard to explain sometimes what I'm thinking about. I get taken away on a stream of consciousness, and I can't pin it down to anyone thing.

 

Well people, It's usually about some aspect of the future. Unfortunately, it's pretty symptomatic of modern life to be so focused on the future, to the detriment of living in the here and now. There are so few times when I actually am captured in a moment.

 

I am a person who blocks out a lot of the stimuli surrounding me. I can't remember names of shops, or restaurants, a good bottle of wine, or streets nearby. I kind of block it out, taking notice on a need to know basis, relying on those around me who notice such things to fill me in on the details. I have always been more aware of colours or textures or smells - getting general impressions of my surroundings rather than taking in specifics.

 

anyway, Flickr has been great for helping me to focus on the moment. It helps me focus on particular things for longer and give it thought, when I'm thinking about what to photograph and how to.

 

so here, is a small example of what I'm thinking about when if you ever catch me deep in thought..... there you go. not so mysterious, or even interesting. You might as well not bother asking!!

  

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Check out where I am - in my NEW OFFICE!!! Well, new to ME. This is Dave's office. If you actually read my ramblings you may recall this office was a total sty, then he cleaned it up as incentive to get this awesome piece of art.

 

My 'office' was out of an armoire in the family room. Besides being as ergonomically INcorrect as possible, I had ZERO privacy. As in, I take naked pictures and I want to edit them or I am trying to write an email or do Christmas shopping or browse Flickr but I have one or two 5-year olds over my shoulder asking me what I am doing, trying to watch, wanting me to read it to them, and not leaving when I kindly suggest they may want to continue what they were doing before :) While I have knowingly and willingly and happily given up some privacy, I am not giving up my photo editing or computer time, as little as it is nowadays! :D

 

Dave has 2 desks in his office but about a zillion computers and all sorts of stuff. But today, as a surprise and VERY SWEET thing for me, he cleaned up the 2 desks and moved my computer in! So now I share the office with him! YAY! There is a DOOR I can shut, and if nothing else, I am positioned so if a little one walks in I can hide the boobies before they get to my screen!

 

We are sharing the same desk but facing each other. He still has the awesome view out the picture window; I would have to turn around as my back is to it. But I DO have the other window to my left, so it is nice to look out and have a view.

 

I am SO grateful he shared his space with me. This is going to be SO GREAT!

 

And yes, even though we will be sitting about 3 feet from each other, we may very well gchat each other, WITH SOUNDS ON, just to be asshats ;-)

6.24.2012

 

I am getting ready to leave my job and go onto a new one. This has been a great experience but I am excited about new ones. I am going to miss my office and not miss it. I had a lot of student art in it--much of it was on loan from students who couldn't take it home with them and need a place to store it. I loved having artwork in my office and am looking forward to having some in my new office. The new place where I'm going is more science/technology geared and I think it will be a good thing for me to have some art around me.

The parts of my office I won't miss: it was an open office so I had no privacy, no door, and often people came in and went through my things. That part sucked.

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I slept in about a half hour, maybe forty five minutes this morning. That was a good thing. Then I spent an hour taking down all of the curtains, blinds and miscellanea that has gotten stuck on and around the windows in my house. Then I showered and wet to work. That put me about two hours behind the eight ball at the office. No worries, eh?

 

I got home and about two thirds of the windows are in. Not trimmed and finished, mind you, just in. No major hang-ups. All is well and right on track.

 

The most amazing windows are the bathroom window, the dining room window, the garage window and the window by the front door. All of the windows are triple pane but these window have "rain patterned" privacy glass as the center pane.

 

Ooh and aah with me. That's what I did.

 

PS - The weather man (the one I listen to anyway) said we're in for a week plus stretch of sunshine. I think the rest of the world, er, northern hemisphere, calls this summertime.

I love, love, love those legs! I was going to get a cup of coffee and saw the legs. A lot of people use this little hallway to make personal cell phone calls at work. I ran back to my cube for my camera. shot a couple of awful shots and had to retake it many times before I got something I liked. (Thank god no one caught me!)

 

Anyway, we had a tornado in Brooklyn just before dawn today. How exciting! All the train tracks were flooded, so only the A line was running. Never a dull moment here... Took lots of subway shots, but nothing worth posting.

You daren't publish this but I'll take a rain check.

DARRELL E. ESSA is Maronite Phalangist will love to go after Osama boys to kick Hillary outta race. This is a bit personal and homophobic. I am going neither but I like to set facts right. The secret service & FBI surely performed a thorough autopsy of Late Ambassador John Christopher Stevens’s Corpse and surely noted alien DNA’s all over his biology besides HIS off course. Would DARRELL E. ESSA quit Redherring? Go kamikaze this time and be honest to probe into Specially Stevens’s Saliva and Rectum Juice? At least who’s DNA it is. This is only way to know the jealous killer by name. Sorry.. I can’t help it am Provocateur Arabspringer of Picassoic Attitude. Benghazi is Republican Frugals’ JUNKBOND IPO they toss to rig the market and rip-off stockholders. The first rally was thrown to condemn Susan Rice outta State Department Race, the second was to distant Petraeus outta 2016 presidency run and third is next Wednesday when DARRELL E. ESSA will conduct the Dog and Pony show with one of Donuthole underprivileged to deliver a brand new fiction about AFRICOM, SOCAFRICA & RAO. Braggingly: ‘They would have been scared to death that we would have gotten a laser on them and killed them’. Shutup.. CHRIS KYLE! Don’t you ever forget that Hillary is the worst nightmare of Republican frugals next Poll. Benghazi is one.

    

Carla Del Ponte desperately looking for stalemate to save Assad, Hezbollah, Maronite Phalangists, Iranians & Alawites failing forces that butchered by McCain Germs. Carla Del Ponte never been to Syria, she’s talking from Switzerland. Her investigators have no access to ground truth; they will be killed if they ever approach any warring faction. SARIN Stockpiles were stolen by Shiite Clergyman Muqtada al Sader Militiamen from Abu-Ghraib and smuggled to Iran during Iraq war. Iranian troops in Syria use SARIN to save themselves as they’re leaving the battle ground to Iraq. SARIN surfaces in Sunni hands that’s preposterous. Quit Pot. Carla.

    

Gregg Mcphedrain: YOUR A RACIST BIGGOT sir

Stsheetrock: thank you

Gregg Mcphedrain: go look in the mirror

Stsheetrock: you’re blind

Gregg Mcphedrain: you are what most people think of when we think of racist muslims

Stsheetrock: thank you

Gregg Mcphedrain: you call us demons

Stsheetrock: oh so you’re one of peter kings zombies. Good for you.

Gregg Mcphedrain: we call you uneducated sand monkeys who have added nothing to culture for 1000's of years

Stsheetrock: what a redneck fool? Monkeys live in forest not in sand.

Gregg Mcphedrain: difference of opinions makes a horse race the winner determines the facts

Stsheetrock: I couldn't agree with you more

Gregg Mcphedrain: and calling people names - just pisses them off

Stsheetrock: Can I call Dr. Otto Hasslein?

    

I don’t know what kind of demons elected Peter King as Member of the U.S. House of Representatives and as Chairman of the United States House Committee on Homeland Security. This man is mad. Peter King lures, extorts and bribes Anglosexual Geographical Muslims, Creditcards Fugitive, Urban Rejects and Traitors who fled our sewers to surface in USA to show up, lie, falsify and testify before Handpicked Corrupt Congressmen off the Controversial Homeland Security Committee that TERRORISM is ISLAM. Peter King need to raid mosque now to FRANCHISE bombing NFL, Grammy, Tony, Mann Grauman's, Broadway anywhere were innocent festive Americans having good time. Peter King lost his mind. He’s a fool. Talk to your enemy crackpot. Stop talking to your enemies’ enemy. Learn Arabic for change. Quit listening to Televangelist & Zionazi endangered species that ain’t able to identify Quran from Bhagavad Gita. Here’s the deal... Pat Robertson found 50 verses in Quran orders Merovingian to bomb Americans who quit Monsanto. Don’t you get? Pete. Quarter of Planet Earth at large is saying: UP YOU. PETER KING they gonna do it again and again to piss you off. Get them to your committee. Talk to them before it’s too late. Think about your seat next terms. You are the only one who’s self radicalized and needs help to stay at Capitol. Can I call Dr. Otto Hasslein for you? You stand no chance before your worst nightmare: the Teeebaagerzz floodgate that looking forward to clutch you attractive seat once look that way. You’re getting old, ugly and dumb. You declared a war you can’t finish. I smell the stench of George bush the-kid reeky armpit. Stop political correctness. Shut up Pete. Profiling my Ass! Who cares? Do it if. What’re you waiting for?

hellbound muslims means destined for Hell. did you really mean it?

what would you call someone who prefer trouble to prosperity?hellbound! oh no. i call him Winfield Scott Hancock. I'll take a rain check on your intelligence.

Mark Hatzi: excuse me, are Christian blowing up people thru out the mid east, Europe, the US, no, but then you say nothing to help stop the extremist from doing that to Christians.

STSHEETROCK: YES THEY DID TO MILLIONS OF ELDERS, WOMEN & CHILDREN IN IRAQ, AFHANISTAN, PAKISTAN, YEMEN & SOMALIA.

Mark Hatzi: Sure I know not all Muslims practice extremist views. but 1 murder in the name of religion is to many. Either you help stop it or you become as bad as those you allow to do it by inaction.

STSHEETROCK: THERE IS NOTHING CALLED EXTREMIST. IT’S YOUR NOMENCLATURE YOU DEAL WITH IT. MUSLIM OR NEVER. I WILL BE JERK IF I TELL YOU THAT MUSLIMS AIN’T BOMBERS. I AM APOLOGETIC AND HYPOCRITE SIMPLY BECAUSE YOU HERE TO HEAR ME SAY: “I AM SORRY I DID IT AND I WON’T DO IT AGAIN.”

Mark Hatzi: Now I do not agree with going into a mosque in force, but I do not agree any church should be burned to the ground because it is not your chosen religion either..

STSHEETROCK: Mosques & Churches of God not Peter King’s

Mark Hatzi: God is known by many different names around the world, I prefer to think he is a God of Love instead of violence.

STSHEETROCK: I COULDN'T AGREE WITH YOU MORE.

Mark Hatzi: The OLD TESTAMENT, was a very violent time in the Bible,

STSHEETROCK: THE OLD TESTAMENT AIN’T VERY VIOLENT ITS JUST RIGGED BY HEBREWS.

Mark Hatzi: but Jesus preached LOVE, to ALL, not just a chose few.....

STSHEETROCK: I COULDN'T AGREE WITH YOU MORE.

mark hatzi: but i do not agree any church should be burned to the ground because it is not your chosen religion either

You’re referring to Copts. 1432 years ago they were 100% of Middle East. Why are they now the endangered species under 7%. What happened? Why Jesus cursed them as he cursed Jews who murdered him? Copts & Jews are 7000 old civilization why ain’t they at least quarter of planet earth as Muslims. Simply because they are cursed by Jesus in holy Quran. Copt let paid vigilintes burn churches on facebook to get John Hagee’s sympathy and flee west to suck your resources. Copt pope lost Africa, Russia, East Europe to BB King.

I crave for Unprecedented Israeli honesty once in my life. I am stunned. Israel nuke-like Bombing Assad. This is too honest to believe. I need more time to trust Israel. I meant, I needed to see more bombing to take Israel seriously. Israelis has no guts to stand my remarks – they are ready to drop-out everything outta hand and go and kill anyone who they disagrees with - A liter of blood for droplet of ink. How the hell Israelis will have the courage to aid McCain germs in Syria. As I probed Mediawhores underground. I firmly believe that Assad, Hezbollah, Iran, Turkey & Israel warring factions are Kafkaesque Brotberuf can’t be trusted. Every Muslim enjoyed watching Assad, Hezbollah & Iran using chemical weapons & WMD to commit genocides against hundreds of thousands of Muslim elders, women & children condemning Israelis while bedding their women outta godless monotony. This is a Godsend opportunity for Israel to set it right and to redeem esteem of Muslims than Thugocracies. Here’s the deal.. All missiles all over Gush Qatif stopped. It’s a miracle. Its Hezbollah’s call that am waiting.

 

DUBAI AWQAF sacked all mosques cleaners and replaced them by cleaning contractors who use slave workers at $136 per month. Hoping to milking butterflies to save money. These slaves sold everything back home to get into land of plenty. DUBAI AWQAF sequestration introduced new enemies: mosque thieves looting people and charity. Dubai Police Bollywood about finding $1188 hidden in the cleaner's right [foot] sock without either slapping or kicking the poor fellow was immaculate.

    

Assata Shakur first woman named on FBI most wanted terror list! Who are you kidding? Losers. Booooooooh. FBI ain’t clever to get Joanne Chesimard latest Mugshot. Does FBI have any Dignity & Pride left? Assata Shakur proved to whole world that FBI is Parasitic White-Elephant. Good for nothing but HOTAIR and must immediately moved from New York to Indian Reservations or Beirut. Single handedly she outfoxed FBI for 40 years. Cuba fostered her as Freedom-Fighter not as the Most Wanted Terrorist as FBI alleged. Cuba granted Assata Shakur the political asylum that usually granted to heads of states. There’s no Indy source proves that Assata Shakur is Guilty of any crime dramatized by Hollywood. It’s dirty politics. She ain’t black enough to get whites justice. Here’s the good news... Assata Shakur is grown up, she’s 65, and she ain’t miss USA. It ain’t home no mo. it’s just bad memory. I thought you should know that she quit watching Thelma & Louise all over and ALLOVER again in Havana, she’s ready to come clean on three conditions that ONE: FBI quit voodoo & TWO: FBI quit bitching about busting her. THREE: FBI must dumb down and give her the promised $2M Reward instead giving it to daydreaming Bounty Hunters. She really earned it. Joanne Chesimard will open a mosque in New Jersey State Prison Trenton and convert all Rastafaris to Episcopals. Then you don’t need to worry about Rednecks converting to Teeebaagerzz. Assata Shakur’s Rastafarian Episcopals will guarantee fair share of pot all over Dixie.

American Sniper: Autobiography of Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History Book by Scott McEwen. (MY ASS) Now that’s fact on Hollywood played by Bradley Cooper. Steven Spielberg is digging his own grave this time. This Zionist really has gone mad. He lost his mind after directing Schindler's List horsemanure. You must be kidding! Spielberg to dramatize Autobiography of Donald Rumsfeld’s TOYBOY Redneck Psycho Mercenary who sported shooting 225 ill-elders, pregnant-women and sleeping-babies in Anbar. Spielberg should direct Assata Shakur autobiography first woman named on FBI most wanted terror list instead. Have we any honor left on planet earth. Chris Kyle used to collect his victims’ ears and fingers as trophies to fortify his wins and dole ‘em to Rumsfeld. Rummy loved to use them as dildos to milk his own prostate. Steven Spielberg is sick as Rumsfeld. Man! I was always wondered - why Spielberg adored shirtless underage boys on his logos. Chris Kyle stood no chance to sniper a rat in Fallujah – kids will hunt him down like fox. He would be dead long-long before he ever unpacked his shotgun. Nice Mugshot though. Watch Kyle’s Body-Language. Ain’t but Failing Photoshop of a damn loser. When it comes to worthying the worthless and glorifying criminals? CNN is FOXNEWS. How would Chris Kyle sleeps? Unless he sniffs ton of crack - Before he takes his life and blame Tsarnaeva Brothers, Chris Kyle was GUNDOWN by a Beer-Lout while shooting scarecrows of Dixie. Obama said yes right away because this movie project must be funded by Saudi Arabia as Schindler's List or else he will have McCain Germs overthrow the Dying Monarchy of Saudi Arabia. Obama draws a precedent here to show how helpless Muslims’ ill-elders, pregnant-women and sleeping-babies sniperd by contract killers if they ever rebel against Thugocracies. This brings me to Saud Alfaisal when he said: ‘I will chop anybody’s finger if he ever pointed at House of Alsaud’. AMERICAN SNIPER movie sends a powerful message to the world: “that’s OK to kill Muslim’s and make a mockery outta ‘em in Hollywood movies”. Wow that’s Good signal for Taliban to bomb movie houses than marathoners. Your tailgates are larger than your hollow skull. Politics is scam not religious conviction. Man. You owe me a confession. You’re thicker than Kyle. Kyle was in Fallujah during Iraq War killing unarmed elders, women & babies not in Dubai. I don't hate you. I enjoy writing back to you. Kyle and you must watched Rich Wyatt he’s quite an inspiration for coach potatoes. Credit goes to FOXNEWS who successfully turn Americans to zombies who shoot at anything moves hoping it’s a Muslim. Let’s brush aside our differences. US MEDIA WHORES are bankrupt during Bush the-Kid era, even Rush Limbaugh ain’t getting enough commercials to run his radio. Aljazeera is buying all those bankruptcies. Who would rehire Sean Hannity or Ann Coulter if they were sacked? Only Obama’s Poodles in my backyard love to hide their loots in US Media Streams that Murdoch rules to Redherring masses. Look how they killed the Second Amendment and Sandy Hook by Boston marathon bombing. America was Falkland for 2 weeks thanks to FOXNEWS.

Quit wikitrash. Thomas Coke Sharp ain’t able to identify Quran from Bhagavad Gita. Here’s the deal... Pat Robertson found 50 verses in Quran orders Merovingian to bomb Americans who quit Monsanto.

Blackwater really hit you. I Am proud. Your haha is immaculate I love sharing hahaha with you if present an Indy source that fortifies you horsemanure. Quit Googledjunk & Wikitrash. Tuntun! MULAYAM Singh Yadav must be nuts or somebody must kept ganja in his Rajni Gandha. Samajwadi Party chief said Chinese army had entered one km inside Indian Territory when he was Defense Minister. "I directed the (Indian) forces to drive them out. We entered four km inside Chinese territory in the process," he claimed. Whether the Shaven Bagwas Sirdar Mulayam is laying or bulling or crowing about. Such statement shouldn’t published especially when Salman Khurshid is meeting Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi Thursday in Beijing to talk about resolving the dispute over the presence of PLA troops in Depsang valley in Ladakh through talks without letting it to "affect" bilateral ties. Wang Yi surely will tell Slaman Khurshid: Since Mulayam Singh Yadav directed the (Indian) forces into china to drive PLA Troops outta Chinese territory and entered four km inside Chinese territory. We ain’t even square. Go To Hell. SALMAN. Mulayam Singh Yadav a Godsend Fool.

Why don’t Dr Gurmanjit Rai, head of department, forensic medicine at civil hospital in Tarn Taran district quit nagging, call Jinnah hospital and request the missing organs stomach, heart, gall bladder and two kidneys than YOUYOUING. Usually organs are removed from any corpse air freighted for burial aboard this is classic routine everywhere. IN RETALIATION Inmate Venod Kumar hit Pakistani Prisoner Sanaullah on the head with brick in the Kot Lakhpat jail. The wretched thing that stroke my head. Sirdarjis were mourning an anonymous busted by Pakistani for being stoopid and kept Indo-Pakistan headline running as cricket more than Narendra Modi Stunt-Show. By the way Modi wanted Delhi to cut it Diplomatic ties with Islamabad for sake of Sarabjit’s blue eyes. What a loser? Say should Delhi take Modi’s advice seriously! Which clowns will be watching before bed to unwind and go to sleep? Lalu Parsad is ma[s]turbating. NOT YOU TUNTUN. SHUT-UP. Looking at Sarabjit’s alas Manjit corpse cremated off course in the presence of Rahul Gandhi the great-grandson of Jawaharlal Nehru who murdered million Punjabis to give Lahore to Jinnah. Don’t be foolish. He’s there to fool Sirdarjis to Congress Next Polling stations. I watched Indian Soldiers Mourning Parade and shooting Blanks in the Air. I almost had heart-attack. They never got a single shot right. Wow! India seriously needs BLACKWATER to guard these poor soldiers if they ever go to war. Back to Sarabjit singh. Why the hell Delhi didn’t take the trouble to prove to Pakistan that Sarabjit ain’t Manjit through DNA Eternal Forensic Game. That will surely keep both probably alive on the media until election is over and every Sirdarji lived happily ever after. MULAYAM Singh Yadav must be nuts or somebody must kept ganja in his Rajni Gandha. Samajwadi Party chief said Chinese army had entered one km inside Indian Territory when he was Defense Minister. "I directed the (Indian) forces to drive them out. We entered four km inside Chinese territory in the process," he claimed. Whether the Shaven Bagwas Sirdar Mulayam is laying or bulling or crowing about. Such statement shouldn’t published especially when Salman Khurshid is meeting Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi Thursday in Beijing to talk about resolving the dispute over the presence of PLA troops in Depsang valley in Ladakh through talks without letting it to "affect" bilateral ties. Wang Yi surely will tell Slaman Khurshid: Since Mulayam Singh Yadav directed the (Indian) forces into China to drive PLA Troops outta Chinese territory and entered four km inside Chinese territory. We ain’t even square. Go To Hell. SALMAN. Mulayam Singh Yadav a Godsend Fool.

I got this in my inbox from the DAILYMAIL: “Celebrations and Jubilations - An Unforgettable Royal Experience” before opening it. I thought this what am waiting for: Oh boy. This is it. This must be the full coverage of Sheikh Khalifa’s Historical State Visit to England. As I hit ‘open’ God Heaven. Buckingham Palace gone for sale from £219pp. Oh My God! Queen Beatrix abdicated Holland thrown to her kid Prince Willem. Where the Hell is the QUEEN of England? She’s supposed to be receiving Abu Dhabi Sheikh as we speak? Oh-No media coverage dark out. It must be bad what’s going on? As matter fact all British headlines focusing on Jason Collins Gay Athlete Benediction by Obama in James S. Brady Press Briefing Room. What about Sheikh Khalifa? Oh I know where I can get his news for sure. Lemme’ hit the sponsored propagandists: KHALEEJTIMES & GULFNEWS. I got it. The usual sponsored slide-show. The Queen stood in the shade while Sheikh Khalifa out inspecting the Beefeaters. I can smell Prince Philips vinegary farts from right here. Akhkheeeh. Poor fellow he got an erection in his pancreas. And then the: BOMB – KABOOOAM from THE INDEPENDENT that put Sheikh Khalifa back on British Headlines. David Cameron confronted Sheikh Khalifa in Ten-Downing-Street to conduct an independent investigation and release immediately 3 Drug Traffickers busted last year for being too stooopid and too dumb vulnerable to be arrested by Dubai Police. Grant Cameron [Irish], Suneet Jeerh [Indian] and Karl Williams [Nigerian] who also happened to hold British passports. THE INDEPENDENT described the trio as Londoners conquistadores on assignment - selling state of art synthetic narcotics to world children in Dubai - apprehended during business hours and they were forced to sign a confession in Arabic or else their rectums will be rammed in Jumeirah Hilton (that’s Britons Executive Branch in al-Aweer Prison). All-that-jazz was in July last year now we’re in May. Damn it 10 months. Rotting in jail for selling drugs? Ain’t fair they are British they’re supposed to be surfing and sipping champagne with Mr. Lawless in Burj al-Arab. Why the hell David Cameron waited that long and treasured his vendetta to extort Sheikh Khalifa now in London, he could settled it on phone. That’s hypocritical. Hold on don’t be foolish. David Cameron exploited Sheikh Khalifa historic visit to Hijack British headlines for his failing tenure at Ten Downing Street. Oh No that crap. I warned you. No conspiracy theory allowed here. I am Truther ain’t BULLSHITTER. He’s meaner than that. David Cameron likes to get even with Queen’s Guest on his mating ground right near his fireplace - where he adds laxative into his guest’s tea to rush him out. Particularly June-disappointments. The HOTAIR that he got NOTHING outta Abu Dhabi overtures. He wanted to tell his guest things his prodigals shielded from him about the unproductive fruitless futile outcome of his June 2012 visit to Abu Dhabi. THE-BIG-FIVE-SHOW paid his fair to Dubai then. Mean Moriarty Moves: David Cameron choked-up Queen’s Guest with useless Drug Dealers’ Dilemma. He hit the jackpot. He got everything. I bet they signed everything David Cameron tossed across. He didn’t needed to raise the Debt-Laden Unprivileged Emarati Activists’ Issue or the Human-Right Violations that yet to be shelved at the right price and the right time. Mind you. We, UAE House over 131,000 overpaid British Unemployables & Bankruptcies Fugitives. I thought you should know that a great chunk of those nagging nutjobs got life insurance policies against David Cameron SCREWUPS with UAE Authorities or being redundant? So who’s the boss Khalifa or Cameron? Let’s pray. O Lord, I beseech thee, let now thine ear be attentive to the prayer of thy servant, because it gave access to the king in those seasons of hilarity when men are.

Ali and India. Pretty genius metaphor. We should know that we have strength, we have stamina, we have bulk, we have presence, reputation and we have history that if someone wants to take few blows at us we will be able to withstand them. Kudos Salman Khurshid! oh by the way here’s 182 Terrorists Organizations based in India. How would Ali Criterion help Delhi to bust them? You kill one they kill hundreds and devastate millions. Never about money its lose change. Here’s some specimens Stipulated hereinbelow: ZRV,ZRA,UPDS,UNLF,UMLFA,ULMA,ULFA,UKLF,UIRA,UILA,UBLF,TTYF,TTYF,TTVF,TTSF,TTDF,TTACF,TSV,TSV,TRRB,TPC,TNRT,TNRF,TNLA,TNDTF,TNA,TMP,TLOF,TLF,TDF,TCF,TATCF,SIMI,SDFT,RNSF,RMC,RJC,PULF,PREPAK,PRA,PLF-M,PLA,NSCN-K,NSCNI-M,NSCN-IM,NNC-Adino,NMT,NLFT,NEMF,NDFB,MVF,MULTA,MULFA,MTF,MSF,MSCA,MPLF,MLTA,MLA,LTTE,KZF,KYKL,KSF,KRPC,KRLO,KRF,KRA,KPF,KNV,KNV,KNO,KNF,KNA,KNA,KLO,KLF,KLF,KLA,KKK,KIF,KIA,KDF,KCP,KCF,KAF,IURPI,ISYF,ISS,Isak-Muivah,IRPA,IRF,INF,ILAA,IKL,HULA,HRF,HPC-D,HPC,HNLC,GTF,DHD,CPI-ML-Janashakti,CPI-Maoist,CKRF,BVYLF,BTFK,BTF,BNCT,BMS,BLTF,BKI,BCF,ATVF,ATTF,ATNF,ATLO,ATBSF,ATBR,ASF,AS,ANVC,AISSF,ADF,ABNES,AAASS, ADINO

I said on Apr 19, 2013 Bravo Jane. You’re really my girl. Welcome to Lee Harvey Oswald World.

Ron Paul is dead-right when he said that USA is a Third World Banana Republic. FBI UNINDEXED clashing Testimonies to jab published ground truth is outrageous. FBI is forcing everyone to LIE even in Yesterday’s President Obama’s 48 minutes answers in James S. Brady Press Briefing Room. Please invite some Black-belt Body-Linguists to watch Obama’s body-language in James S. Brady Press Briefing Room. Focus on when he says “I talk to Putin” watch his eyes. Oh by the way! I picked a new phenomenon from Obama: ‘Self-Radicalized” as ‘self-charged battery.’ Back to FBI: FBI Testimonies are on my radar since Christmas Bomber. FBI become another MOKHABARAT (Secret Police) in my backyard. I have no doubt that FBI finish product ain’t authored by Qualified Patriot Americans but by our WORST Urban Rejects who fled our Sewers to strike rich in the Wild Wet West. People stood no chance of any success in our backyard how the hell they will be added-value assets and will add intelligence to FBI. On the contrary their effect is obvious - negative now as I can see; they really brought FBI intelligence down to earth that they don’t worthy my respect. Look at BMB. A representative specimen of FBI SCREWUPS. FBI said that they interviewed Tamerlan in Makhachkala and let him go to bomb Boston Marathoners: ‘typical Arabic. Oh No! He entered USA by spelling error. Really.’ That’s ain’t FBI that I seen in Denzel Washington movie but sounds typical Maronite Phalangists, Hezbollah, Egyptian Copt, Iranian Pedarsag, Sardarji, Guajarati, Bihari, Iraqi-Shiite, Kurd or Alawite they got great motive just settling their old account in USA courtesy of American taxpayers by snaking Tsarnaeva to fool FBI for living. Zubeidat Tsarnaeva told FBI go to hell! They did big time. Once FBI realized that ‘Misha’ ain’t Mikhail Allakhverdov but ‘teddy bear’ they moved to DNA Game to haunt Tamerlan wife Katherine Russell Saray Mulk-khanum. She told FBI Gorm. I need Tamerlan corpse. They evaporated outta her sight. Now they’re snaking on Kazakhstani trio and toying with Saudi Mountaingoat intelligence whoresmanure. I am expecting FBI to tap on CIA who are dormant all these years as Baghdad frogs in BMB and bring forward Ruslan Tsarni, Graham Fuller, Samantha Ankara Fuller and big A or Ali. Stay tuned it is getting interesting.

Since Seigniorage Banksters crashed in 2007 their Culture ain’t working no mo. Sharia Binge is another Redherring to distracts fools away from real loots. Angosexual Geographical Muslims are the best Arabophobe Guinea pigs to experiment anti-Arabism to crackup nation of Islam. Since English is Islam’s language and Quran is Arabic that most Anti-Arabists loathe to memorize or explore it in the language of origin - then there is huge room for clergymen to maneuver to commit heinous crimes and Freud. Clergymen are feeble corruptible creatures. Islam is shirt of Othman wore wherever a crime yet to be committed. Law of the Land ain’t justice but a game played by scavenging lawyers and fostered by thieving Thugocracies to enable the HAVES rip-off the HAVENOTS. Sharia ain’t justice either it’s a scam played by Ignoramus clergymen to rip-off both the HAVES and the HAVENOTS and dole both loots as commonwealth to Distrusted Trusts notwithstanding Sharia commerce is nothing but an Arabic version of the Old Colonial British-India Merchant Banking

Mark Twain would commit suicide if he knew that Yesterday’s President Obama’s 48 minutes answers in James S. Brady Press Briefing Room were CHOREOGRAPHED to six historic questions. It is mind bugling when BILL asked Obama about Gitmo. Regarding "Maybe I should just pack up and go home. Golly," that’s POWER GESTURE if you go 24 hours back to Correspondence Dinner and see how Obama insulted Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and the whole Republican Frugals attending then you will understand that Obama didn’t run outta juice wrongly placed "As Mark Twain said, rumors of my demise may be a little exaggerated at this point," metaphor.

First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win. GITMOANS ain’t terrorists but conquistadores disowned by Thieving Thugocracies and they found a window of opportunity larger than life. They privileged trouble to prosperity to get attention. They got it all. They wrecked America. Republican Frugals water-boarded them to extract intelligence they got none but Hollywood Bedrock. Obama as Ho-Nigga then chickened-out to displease white folks he ditched the conquistadores to rot and die in Guantanamo. They decided to starve to test destiny. They battled Force-feeding torture. They have some attention now. I am looking forward to see Lindsey Graham ‘to begin with’ saying hell No. When Kerry & Hagel at the Helm around Obama I feel some smartness in DC’s tinted air. Back to Christian-Post Question. Why Do Radical Muslims Hate Americans So Much? Stooopid Question! First there is nothing called Radical Muslims. This is Muslim or never. Back to HAPPY HATE AMERICA DAY. If I say we don’t then I am a fraudulent hypocrite because you are here to hear this from me: ‘Death to America’. Now stop asking stooopid questions and consult with your gynecologist because you’re pregnant. And by the way don’t be afraid. That’s ain’t but cloth those losers are burning. Give them a decent flag they will stop.

Why Do Radical Muslims Hate Americans So Much? Stooopid Question! First nothing called Radical Muslims. This is Muslim or never. Back to HATE America. If I say we don’t then I am a jerk because you are here to hear this from me: ‘Death to America’. Now stop asking stooopid questions and consult with your gynecologist because you’re pregnant. And by the way don’t be afraid that’s but cloth that those losers are burning. Give them a decent flag they will stop.

PREZ PERES TO POPE FRANCIS: Come to Israel We, Jews didn’t murder Jesus. The Wahabi Mohammed did" (albeit Jesus was murder by Jews 670 years before Mohammed birth). Come Pope! I will show you how Israelis can kill Muslim elders, women & Children by one blow. Please don’t read the News. Israeli police watched, Single handed as with kitchen knife unarmed Salam Za'al killed armed settler Evyatar Borovsky, took Borovsky assault gun and begin shooting at Police Spectators. Salam Za'al was detained for 3 years in Israeli jail for crime of throwing stones. He’s released if he cooperates with Israel and turns his kid brother to traitor. Which he did, then this hitchhiking Borovsky he’s an actor, armed security force and has 4 children that he orphaned. Netanyahu will build more settlement to revenge for Borovsky’s Murder. Salam Za'al ain’t a lone wolf but a terrorist. So how Borovsky settled in Tulkarem? Go to bed boys.

When Ann Coulter said on FOXNEWS Zubeidat Tsarnaeva must be arrested for wearing Hijab, Breitbart banned me for saying Ann Coulter must be arrested for being a woman. Last week I said: watch your Tailgate. Vladimir! Especially when Kerry & Hagel at the Helm. Guys! Since Obama ditched Putin role as BMB Truther. Putin ain’t doing well. He lost control. Just now 30 Anti-Putin Protesters detained on Red Square and 140 people busted at Moscow mosque including more than 30 citizens of other countries. Putin used to be my hero when he weaned Caucuses away from Wahabi Mountaingoats and taken them as Proper Russians. BMB screwed up everything. He got greedy. He exploited BMB to silence Gorky Park Vodka Activists. That’s a wrong call. Syria’s sparks ain’t far away to ignite holy war in Chechnya. That’s Putin’s nightmare. Since FBI is NY outfit then it’s religiously Chuck Schumer business to snack some FBI-Russia whoresmanure to fish any hidden credibility in the mud. Don’t bother reading further than Misha ain’t Mikhail Allakhverdov in Russian it’s for Teddy ‘BEAR’. America is desperate to show the enemy that FBI on top of everything. FBI knew nothing about anything before 03:01PM . April 15, 2009. FBI must be closed-down then by An Executive Branch Order. It ain’t worth it to keep such obese white elephant that can’t defend itself. Paparazzi can deliver far better and cheaper intelligence than this crackpot who showed on CNN talking about an Armenian hippie who converted to Islam to bomb America. Armenians are happy to worship Judas Iscariot but not to be Muslims. We & Armenians have one good thing in common: “we hate each other”. MBM was tolerance stress test to America that’s why the bomb was concealed into pressure cooker to avoid killing innocent people. They just killed 3, hospitalized 246 and traumatized 300 million. That’s a home-run. Ron Paul said: Forced lockdown of city. Militarized police riding tanks in streets. Door-to-door armed searches without warrant. Families thrown out of their homes at gunpoint to be searched without probable cause. Businesses forced to close. Transport shut down. These were not scenes from military coup in far off banana republic, but rather scenes just over week ago in Boston as United States got taste of martial law. The ostensible reason for the military-style takeover of parts of Boston was that accused perpetrator of a horrific crime was on loose. The Boston bombing provided opportunity for government to turn what should have been police investigation into a military-style occupation of an American city. This unprecedented move should frighten us as much or more than the attack itself.

Turks cannot be trusted. Israelis too. IDF is killing our Elders, Women & Children in Gaza to get DC attention for more weapons. The same IDF flew over Assad Palace without harming him and went bombing alleged chemical weapon depot in Damascus and returned home safe. Would you dumb-down and tell us who the enemy is? Oh no SFA..lemme think!

MILITARY ACTION OVER SYRIA'S SUSPECTED USE OF CHEMICAL WEAPONS COULD BACKFIRE. Never mind about the narrative. The question is for you ‘THENATIONAL’. You the publisher! Are you in or out? Who are you dancing for? ISRAEL or SYRIA? Make up your mind. Shame on you! Yesterday a poor Syrian subject jumped to his death from 15th floor of Dubai Silicon Oasis Building probably listening to Mediawhore like you sporting the gassing of his parents with Syrian elders, women & children. Have some decency. Be a journalist. Quit scavenging as coldblooded paparazzi hyena on miseries to earn your living. Quit moderating minds.

I needed John McCain to shakeup the WhiteHouse. Democrats are slow-on boot-on-the-ground but patriot Republicans as

Senator John McCain, a Republican from Arizona who doesn’t need do get Tel-Aviv’s approval to oust Assad outta Syria. Assad Gassing Syrian Elders, Women & Children. It is getting harder and harder for Iran & Russia to maintain their military supplies lines. Russians, Iranians & Hezbollah mercenaries are butchered as boar allover Syria. Jordan king is happy to help to get more USAID for his dying economy and please the Islamists at his end. Turks are mean. Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan will exploit stalemate to occupy Syrian lands as he did in Northern Iraq to use for Kurdish Homeland away from Turkey motherland where they belong. Tayyip Erdogan will fight to stop Obama have boot-on-the-ground in Syria. Turks cannot be trusted.

“When the world can seem very dark and confusing, presence of priest is presence of hope,” Rev. Richard Cannon is bluffing. Priest is for death and wedding unlike Imam who has to drop everything off hand, wash-out, head to mosque, call for prayer outloud and lead the prayers reciting memorized Quran 5397 times not only after bombing but five times a day, 365 days a year. Imam leads rain, eclipse, death & trarweeh prayers. Rev. Tom Carzon showed up for the bombing like any Truther or sympathizer on every blue moon. Back to priest ban: I vote. No. please let them pray.

Russian state media quoted a Russian Federal Security Service statement as saying those detained Friday included more than 30 citizens of other countries. But the statement did not specify which nations.

Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais Mugshot with Geert Wilders Deputy Arnoud Van Doorn. What kind of stunt-show is this? Saudi Arabia fostered Geert Wilders campaign against Islam through FOXNEWS (a subsidiary of the Kingdom holdings run by Prince Alwaleed bin Talal). This is unorthodox and deciptive. Who are you trying to fool? Are you trying to deceive god as well? وَيَمْكُرُونَ وَيَمْكُرُ اللَّهُ وَاللَّهُ خَيْرُ الْمَاكِرِينَ‏ Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais is onto his second Stunt-Show somewhere in India next week without bothering to visit those 22 million devastated Kashmiris who crave to touch his feet. Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais is just following the agenda of those Godless endangered species of House of al-Saud.

GOD, PLEASE DEFEAT AMERICA’S ALLIES ON MAY 11 is preposterous headline. This is a secular & Godless argument. I need those arguing losers in that room to answer one question. Are they Muslims or Pakistani? History proved that you can’t be both. Pakistani means the boring Zardari, Nawaz Sharief, Imran Khan, Musharaf Etc. and Muslims. Use your imagination. KABOOOM if you ever touch Booze or America. I don’t think those in the room ready for that.

This comment is awaiting moderation. This is the harvest of Foreign Office seeds sown. Watching Thugocracies around the Globe committing heinous crimes against their own. All that is necessary for triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. Edmund Burke. Richard Branson devastated by ban on British tourists to Israel, Kenya, South Africa & Turkey due domestic unrest & al-Qaida and yet Thailand went unnoticed where conned British and sedated European tourists are butchered like wild boar in Phuket, Pattaya and those Schizophrenic Islands. Read Pattaya Daily & Phuket Gazette for body count. Ricardo. Mama Teresa killed more infants in her convents than al-Qaida.

Buddhist Monks beat Muslims to death in Burma watch video..Misinformation is act of crime. beforeitsnews contributors trying to draw attention gain mileage. That’s ain't right. Burmese Muslims are butchered while police watching.

Would you guys dumb down and Google how many millions been in Shanghai tower before getting into ranking Burj Khalifa. Bruno said: achievements build nations and ranks kill it.

Quit Googledjunk. What welfare? USA ain't afford foostamp them. They u hauled millions of petrodollars to America to survive in your hostile cities. They’re fooled by the American Dream Propaganda that deranged them to drop everything back home and rush to America and now headhunted as rabids. When Ann Coulter said on FOXNEWS Zubeidat Tsarnaeva must be arrested for wearing Hijab, Breitbart banned me for saying Ann Coulter must be arrested for being a woman.

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I don't have to cover things. Why don't you fly all those copts (that you are committing suicide for) over to your backyard, they're handy to babysit your wife & kids and mow your lawn. Regarding what you said: Islam. The religion of the Pedophile, Rapist and Mass Murderer Mohammed. I have millions of website who're happy to enjoy your ISP if you allow me to pass it to them.

GAZA BIOMETRY IS AGAINST LAW.

إثبت أنها زوجتك او أختك.. فصلٌ جديد من حملة "الفضيلة" في شوارع غزة

هذه حريات شخصية civil liberties

مش من حق حماس او عباس او الاحتلال اصدار او طلب هوية اي فرد الا اذا ارتكب جريمة فحريته كحرية الطيور في الهواء والسمك في الماء و الدود في الارض. المشكلة ليست سياية وانما مشكلة دستورية هل يحق بيروقراطيا ان تطلب هوية شخص لاتعرفه.

حماس هي شريعة فلسطين بغظ النظر ان كانت مؤسسة ارهابية في حسابات اسرائيل هذا لايعني شيء عند العرب والمسلمين حالها كالاخوان في مصر اوطالبان في باكستان وافغانستان والنصرة في العراق وسوريا

Whites are cautious nutjob doublethinkers. In 2004 it was white vs. white. Everywhite hit the streets and voted for Bush to loot US Reserves and burn it over military complex engaged in two wars that wrecked America. Who cares? Whites preferred jobs over USA. Simply because USA was Whiteman’s World. In 2008 & 2012 it was white vs. black. Whites stayed at home because firstly they don’t trust each other and secondly they didn’t trusted the Rigged Diebold Machines which controlled by ABOVE-THE-LAWs. You must be kidding! Should some White crackpot voted for black against white The ABOVE-THE-LAWs will hunt him down and finish him. The White voters were so scared they stayed back at home lest they’re disowned by The ABOVE-THE-LAWs who will starve their children & elders to death if they ever voted black. As a matter of fact they are doing it to those white fools who voted black today. “Kill that bloody Nigga-lover”. During Obama administration foodstamps subscribers are higher than ever. Black Inmates and Black jobless are gracefully holding to the 90% Residency over America’s Stats since Lincoln. Black voters turnout ain’t perspective here. If a Ho-Nigga spotted singing and crying at the mall during Obama inauguration. That ain’t black enough. That’s Rupert Murdoch in his natural habitat minting money outta zombie’s turnout. This percussion is over Joe Biden’s tactical allegation to MSNBC that if McCain pushed harder on saving American economy he probably won 2008 Presidency.

Fountain of jihad that's nice. I Am a Muslim I love to sip some amrit to ram your rectum. would you pass zip code of this fountain to me so I can franchise it and open a bottling factory around to sell its water to all thousands of Hindu terrorist groups whoever love to devastate Delhi to get their birthrights here’s specimens of them: ZRV,ZRA,UPDS,UNLF,UMLFA,ULMA,ULFA,UKLF,UIRA,UILA,UBLF,TTYF,TTYF,TTVF,TTSF,TTDF,TTACF,TSV,TSV,TRRB,TPC,TNRT,TNRF,TNLA,TNDTF,TNA,TMP,TLOF,TLF,TDF,TCF,TATCF,SIMI,SDFT,RNSF,RMC,RJC,PULF,PREPAK,PRA,PLF-M,PLA,NSCN-K,NSCNI-M,NSCN-IM,NNC-Adino,NMT,NLFT,NEMF,NDFB,MVF,MULTA,MULFA,MTF,MSF,MSCA,MPLF,MLTA,MLA,LTTE,KZF,KYKL,KSF,KRPC,KRLO,KRF,KRA,KPF,KNV,KNV,KNO,KNF,KNA,KNA,KLO,KLF,KLF,KLA,KKK,KIF,KIA,KDF,KCP,KCF,KAF,IURPI,ISYF,ISS,Isak-Muivah,IRPA,IRF,INF,ILAA,IKL,HULA,HRF,HPC-D,HPC,HNLC,GTF,DHD,CPI-ML-Janashakti,CPI-Maoist,CKRF,BVYLF,BTFK,BTF,BNCT,BMS,BLTF,BKI,BCF,ATVF,ATTF,ATNF,ATLO,ATBSF,ATBR,ASF,AS,ANVC,AISSF,ADF,ABNES,AAASS, ADINO,

That’s ain’t Zionist problem. Unless you won’t to fool the whole world that: “Guys! We, Jews didn’t murder Jesus. The Wahabi Mohammed did. Go get him" (albeit Jesus was murder by Jews 670 years before Mohammed birth). Have some decency be journalist don’t be paparazzi. Try blind and quit scavenging on miseries as hyena to get noticed. On the contrary you’re getting condemned day by day.

Retailing religion in the military was during Former US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld accused of using quotes from Bible underneath a passage from Book of Isaiah: "Their arrows are sharp, all their bows are strung; their horses' hoofs seem like flint, their chariot wheels are like a whirlwind." Another briefing showed a picture of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein beneath a quotation from the First Epistle of Peter: "It is God's will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish men." risked giving Muslims impression that war was a clash between Christianity and Islam. "taking a risk with national security,"

Obama t o Emir of Qatar: Hire 800 Unemployable Us Journalists or I will have McCain Germs overthrow you and dole Aljazeera to Iran. You hear me.

  

TheLegend33: It seems you know some English in order to input slang

Stsheetrock: THANK YOU

TheLegend33: plus you sound like a smart-arse who thinks he's smarter than everyone else. …

Stsheetrock: NO I AM NO THAT SICK THAT’S CALLED INFERIORITY COMPLEX DO YOU

TheLegend33: Which leads me to believe you’re just another follower with some sort of identity crisis

Stsheetrock: I DON NEED AN IDENTITY I HAVE ONE. I AM MUSLIM.

TheLegend33: You sound like a cross between a mis-informed misfit and an Alex Jones wannabe.

Stsheetrock: PSST: IT’S MISINFORMED! NO AM NEITHER AM NOT UNEMPLOYABLE. AM RICH

TheLegend33: You really hate America

Stsheetrock: GOD HEAVEN NO

TheLegend33: but your here because daddy sent you to get an education.

Stsheetrock: NO HE DIDN’T AM AN AUTOMATH. I DON’T NEED THAT ABUSE

TheLegend33: Your either very rich or from the "sewer" and receiving living assistance from the people you actually hate.

Stsheetrock: NO AM A BANK THIEF I DON’T USE FIAT I CAN CLONE YOUR CREDIT FOR FUN AND TOY YOUR ISP

TheLegend33: If you don't like us,

Stsheetrock: YOU’RE JUST NOBODY WHY SHOULD I DISLIKE YOU

TheLegend33: why do you stay?

Stsheetrock: I DON’T STAY THERE. I LOATHE THAT

TheLegend33: If I went to your country and I didn't like it, I would leave.

Stsheetrock: PLEASE DON’T COME YOU’RE NOT WELCOME PLEASE LEAVE IF YOU DID

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