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Hoboken Photo Leftovers for August 30th

Hoboken photo remains of the week: August 30, 2014

Hoboken Photo Leftovers August 30 2014

In the Hoboken Photo Leftovers gallery below:

  • Photos 1-2: That Willow Ave. reverse angle parking / resurfacing project included excessive “safety markings” which will ensure contractors will be on the government payroll until property taxpayers demand non-essential budget line item cuts.
  • Photo 3: Smokin’ Barrel and their wall-to-wall TV set brainwashing mecca almost set to open.
  • Photo 4: By the time you read this – 14th Street will have another Prime Grocery store open.
  • Photo 5: PSE&G was ripping up streets all over town installing some wiring. Now already bottom-of-the-barrel road conditions get even worse. Don’t expect Xmas gifts from your kidneys this year.

Hope everyone is enjoying a nice casual Labor Day weekend!

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No Boundaries 5K training program

No Boundaries 5K Training Program (get fit quick!)

Fleet Feet No Boundaries 5k Training Program Hoboken NJMost of you are likely gearing up to “indulge” during your Labor Day weekend at the moment, and I’m positive some of you might have even slacked off this summer. And if you’ve been contemplating running your first 5K race this year (as part of your long list of unfulfilled New Year’s Resolutions), you best act QUICK.

Premier locally owned running store Fleet Feet in Hoboken has the perfect solution to whip you into better shape (thus reducing your risk of cardiac issues or limb damage) called the No Boundaries 5K Training Program.

“No Boundaries is a beginner 5K (3.1 miles) training program designed for people who are currently inactive or new to running and walking. While No Boundaries focuses on beginners, all levels of walkers and runners are welcome. The program is structured to help you cross the finish line in just 9 weeks! Along the way we’ll provide you with motivation to keep you moving, guidance and advice, weekly group training runs or walks, and educational clinics on topics such as proper nutrition, choosing the right gear, and avoiding injury. Plus, you’ll have the camaraderie of others just like you!”

The program essentially starts this Tuesday, September 2nd (but you have a small grace period until September 9th to get on board) otherwise the program will have most likely advanced beyond your competence level.

Visit this link to read more about the Fleet Feet No Boundaries program. Just $125 to go from sloth to superstar!

Anti-Yuppie Graffiti

Odd anti-yuppie graffiti in Hoboken

Spotted this odd “anti-yuppie” graffiti over on 8th Street recently. It comically reads:

“YUPPie’S eAt to much”

Not sure what this graffiti vandal’s intention was. Why single out “young urban professionals” for being obese or eating excessively? Have you ever seen the SNAP customers at your local Walmart buying cart-loads of Ring Dings and sugary soda pop?

Perhaps it was a clever marketing tactic from a local fitness center to guilt pudgy girls into joining. Who knows.

Regardless, maybe this will remind you not to shovel too many potato chips this Labor Day weekend?

Yuppies Eat Too Much in Hoboken NJ graffiti

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Productivity = Zero

Charlie Sheen Ice Bucket Challenge causes productivity to evaporate

Charlie Sheen kills productivity as millions waste time watching him dump money on his headWe briefly mentioned charities and the moronic ice bucket challenge last week. But here’s an extra bonus that puts things into perspective.

Forget the challenge, forget the charity for a second. Irrelevant to this story. What this story is about is Charlie Sheen’s Ice Bucket Video – and how that single-handedly created a perfect example of what is WRONG with society here in America (and abroad).

When we wrote this story – approximately 17 million people watched one individual human being dump a bucket of money on his head, and talk about other “celebrities” you will never know personally. Your life would remain exactly as it was if you didn’t watch it. But what happened collectively was that millions of people did NOTHING. Nothing productive at least.

With all the problems running rampant in this country perhaps time should be put to better use (like thinking or reading?)

What is 17 million minutes?

Want to know what 17 million minutes is? The equivalent of:

  • ONE FULL DAY of work for the entire Google Corporation!
  • ONE WEEK of protection from 7,000 neighborhood watch volunteers.
  • ONE YEAR of output from a medium manufacturing company with 140 employees.
  • 10 YEARS of tidying up from a small housecleaning company with 14 employees.
  • 70 YEARS worth of repairs from an independent electrician (and his daily helper).

So in the end – his meager “donation” was far outweighed by the amount of time he essentially stole from the productivity of this nation.

But what is productivity anyway? You got to “ReTweet” how noble it was that Charlie Sheen donated money instead of snorting it up his nose. Big pat on the back for y’all!

Hoboken Movie Lineup: 8/29/2014

Bow Tie Cinemas Movie Times Hoboken NJ

Bow Tie Cinemas Hoboken NJ Movie TimesLabor Day weekend – the theater should be even less crowded than usual! Doesn’t help that one new release The November Man starring Pierce Brosnan is receiving tepid reviews.

“Code named “The November Man,” Peter Devereaux (Pierce Brosnan) is a lethal and highly trained ex-CIA agent, who has been enjoying a quiet life in Switzerland. When Devereaux is lured out of retirement for one last mission, he must protect valuable witness. He soon uncovers this assignment marks him a target of his former friend and CIA protégé. With growing suspicions of a mole in the agency, there is no one Devereaux can trust, no rules and no holds barred. Based on Bill Granger’s novel “There are No Spies” from the bestselling November Man book series, THE NOVEMBER MAN is the ultimate cat and mouse game set in the world of international espionage.”

In other words it’s sort of a copy cat movie that follows the same tired model seen in previous flicks like The Bourne Identity, etc.

Hoboken Movie Trailer: The November Man

(Current Bow Tie Cinemas Movie Times in Hoboken, NJ below.)

“Curb your dog” phrase is out-dated

Can you control your dog’s biological functions?

Here’s a brief update to the Hoboken “curb your dog” file.

This precious garden style apartment along Madison Street is surrounded by a metal gate. And inside that gate is a few feet of grass. Would have looked great as is – but no. Whomever is in charge of the property must hate dogs. Because they’ve made the entire site look very ugly by putting numerous identical signs around it that read:

“Please Don’t Water Our Lawn (dog ban symbol) Kindly Curb Your Dog.”

I can understand attempting to respect their grass by walking as far away from it as possible – but then you run the risk of your dog (or dogs) peeing on one of the parked cars! I mean it’s not like our dogs can tell us exactly when or where they’re going to piss – or even why for that matter (marking territory, bladder pain, etc.) They just go when they want to go – and it’s just cruel to try and make them stop.

Perhaps if these folks are hell-bent on ensuring no stray urine makes it inside their precious blades of grass, they should have put a massive brick wall up around the perimeter. Problem solved.

Curb your dog sign Hoboken NJ Madison Street

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