Whether you have big party plans, beach house openings or are just relaxing in Hoboken – we hope everyone enjoys their Memorial Day weekend! It’s the “unofficial” start of summer!
We’ll try to get out and about – but have a lot of work to do this weekend. Hard to tell the difference between holiday weekends and regular weekends (with the exception of the ample parking spaces available in town!)
But here’s a slick video to remind anyone who may not know why we get this vacation. Memorial Day is kind of grim when you think about it.
Man – this is one absolutely certain “negative” I can attribute to the “interwebs” we call the “internet.”
You’ve probably seen (or heard of) the movie The Internship, right? Well, now that we’re headed into Memorial Day Weekend – this is a great flick to pick up for some casual “down time” if you have not had the opportunity to see it.
Before we begin – take a trip down (your own) memory lane and (honestly) examine how you formed your “opinion” of the movie “The Internship.”
Watch the trailer?
Analyze critic response?
Ask what others thought? Your friends? Social media?
“Compared” it to other movies?
Let that settle for a moment – then read on….
How do you shape your opinion? Or decision to partake?
I’ll rewind for a minute here to put this whole post into perspective.
We watched this movie – and enjoyed it very much.
We never saw a trailer.
Didn’t read reviews.
Only knew that we enjoyed the actors on screen previously, and thought the subject matter was interesting enough for us. That is IT.
And when you see the “judgmental” opinions of people who expect this or that – it makes you cringe. And by golly – these are the same assholes that want “equality” and “fairness!” Do you not realize the hypocrisy amongst us?
Sure, Wedding Crashers was a classic – but you need to put things into perspective. Different subject matter, different time, and so on.
I don’t watch movies as much as you might believe – but I do look at the reviews every week for the purpose of this regular post. And the condescending tone you get from some of these “reviewers” is interesting. Who the hell are these people? I mean what kind of “reaction” is this??
“Vaughn and Wilson take an incredibly formulaic and improbable setup and make it somewhat enjoyable.”
“The comedic magic that Wilson and Vaughn brought to the screen when paired up in the 2005 hit “Wedding Crashers” seems to have dwindled. Their interactions are still fun to watch, just not as funny.”
Those are pussified copouts!
Perhaps the “LOL’s” were different and more frequent in their other movies. So what. Who measures “laughs per square minute?” An overall “body of work” should not be scrutinized via “metrics.”
The pace of the movie may be different. You ever think of that? Because of the subject matter, maybe there are less “opportunities” for “comedy?”
Wedding Crashers was an entirely different premise from The Internship. How can you even compare it apples to apples?
Yet everyone felt the comparison was equal. We disagree. It was a fine piece of movie-making. No greater or lesser than previous works. This is a prime example why you should form your own opinions about pretty much everything on planet Earth – via your OWN experience.
Eli Manning sets top price for Hoboken NJ Condo ($5.2 Mil!)
You have a few hundred million pennies collecting dust in your coin jugs? We told you Eli Manning was getting out of Hoboken (it was the property taxes, I tell ya!) See how much you’ll have to pony up to get this (still small) Hoboken apartment! (Hint: it’s more than most people make in a lifetime).
Eli Manning’s Hudson Tea Building condo one of Hoboken’s costliest!
Okay, ready for some fun math?
Here’s what you need to get ready to buy this place.
“Scrape” up right around $1 million bucks just for a down payment. Don’t have it? Skip Starbucks for a month, and you should have no problem.
Your monthly mortgage (with good credit) will be around $20,000 per month. People who barely make the rent NOW should think about that… Bad career move? Anyway – shitty credit will be closer to 25-30k.
They estimate taxes at $20k a year. Fugghedaboutit. Your taxes under the current “mayor” will “re-assesd” at closer to $50,000 per year or more. Count on it.
Add in other fees and expenses – and you’ll need about $400,000 per year (post taxes and after your seven-figure down payment) just to live in an empty apartment with no food, furniture or cable. Shit, if you stay you’ll end up paying close to $15,000,000 for this place if you finance it!
I was thinking about it – but changed my mind after I calculated my Excel spreadsheet (and realized you had NO land! WTF?) It’d be nice to entertain street hookers and groupies, but I have better uses for $10 million bucks.