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“Opinions” now cause trouble

Opinions are now the black sheep of the world

Remember back in the day that you were entitled to your opinion about something? Likes, dislikes, agreements, disagreements, etc.?

Today, if something has a color, gender, political affiliation, or disability – YOU CANNOT HAVE AN OPINION ABOUT IT ANYMORE – unless, of course it resembles some kind of “victimized” aspect.

And don’t be too quick to “rely” on that level of victimization either. Because if your particular group or affiliation is currently the “victim” of a socialized “witch hunt,” you’ll have to wait for a while to promote your woes.

Anyway – what do you think of this Jeep-owner in Hoboken? They have a few bumper stickers on their car proudly displaying their so-called “opinion:”

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opinionated bumper stickers in Hoboken NJ

Proud bumper stickers only lead to problems?

  • “We Say Merry Christmas” – I agree with this. They have every right to shun “political correctness” (i.e., the opposite of “Happy Fucking Holidays you PC Pussies”)
  • However, they have another one I’m not so sure I’d embrace automatically. the “New Jersey Special Issue – Resident – Permanent “Terrorist Hunting Permit” (No Bag Limit – Tagging not required).” While it’s a play on a hunting license – there are a few things that don’t sit well with me. Without getting into detail – this parody plays off the emotion of 9/11 and the manufactured fears that have been introduced into our lives. Let’s just say that I wouldn’t be too quick to buy this hook, line and sinker. While it may score points with the rest of your like-minded buddies – it doesn’t really give you much wiggle room when it comes to what you know from first-hand experience. Just sayin’.

Anyone want my advice when it comes to “non-verbal” forms of communications like this? Don’t do it.

Don’t “label” anything you own (including your body with tattoos). Be as “ordinary” as you can possibly be.

Because some nutjob out there will DISAGREE with your stupid fucking message, and probably either wreck your car, run you off the road, or even KILL you just because you have an opinion. You’re also probably a more likely victim of a stupid state-sponsored nanny (i.e., cop) pullover. Translation? Stay low on the radar until absolutely necessary.

You’re welcome.

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The art of Pawel Kuczynski

Brilliant art from Pawel Kuczynski

Pawel Kuczynski may not be a “local” artist – but he is one of those rare, special people who’s art should be appreciated across the world. Brilliant, thought-provoking pieces that are a byproduct of our times. Not for those who are “victims,” however. Wouldn’t make sense to those people…

One of my favorites (called “Disable”) is perfect for anyone who drives in circles around a parking lot to find the “closest spot,” or those who spend 30 or 60 minutes “working out” at a gym, only to spend the rest of their time dormant on the couch “catching up with the DVR.”

You can buy his photos (with or without frame, canvas, etc.) at Pictorem for a very reasonable price. See a few more noteworthy ones after the jump.

Disable Pawel Kuczynski

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Hudson Restaurant Week 2014 (Summer)

Hudson Restaurant Week 2014 {Summer Edition}

Hudson Restaurant Week continues it’s 10th year this summer. The promotion officially runs from July 28th through August 8th, and has over 40 restaurants in Hoboken, Jersey City, Weehawken, Edgewater and Bayonne.

New to the list from Hoboken is the Hoboken Gourmet Company.

Hudson Restaurant Week 2014 Hoboken NJ

Hudson Restaurant Week features 17 Hoboken choices

All participating Hoboken venues:

To see the participating restaurants and associated menus visit: www.hudsonrestaurantweek.com

Follow them on social media as well: Twitter – @HudsonRestWk and on Facebook – Facebook.com/HudsonRW

Hoboken Movie Lineup: 7/25/2014

Bow Tie Cinemas Movie Times Hoboken NJ

Bow Tie Cinemas Hoboken NJ Movie TimesJeez Louise! Another “remake” of a production done countless times in the past! Holy crap, does “originality” no longer capture the imagination of the masses?

Hercules opens tonight, and is billed as a “revisionist take on the classic myth…” What? “Revisionist?” Isn’t that what they’re doing to our ENTIRE PRINTED HISTORY OF THE WORLD? They no longer have shame in anything anymore it seems.

Anyway – this “flick” has not really been reviewed, which typically means it’s horrible across the board (with the exception of professionally produced special effects). Yet 96% of the movie-going morons “want to see” this movie.

I do have to admit, that Dwayne Johnson is a likable, charismatic character in all his movies. He seems like a pretty good guy too, so I’m not bashing him whatsoever. He’s just another pawn in the game. My bet is that this movie will be on the shelves at your local Target store before the summer is over. What’s that, like nine weeks? At the very least, it will certainly be at the checkout “impulse buy” racks before Black Friday.

As a side note- we recently received a Blu-Ray copy of Under the Skin starring Scarlett Johansson, which we’ll watch one of these days when we have free time. Home movies on a sweet flat panel are just as good as dropping $50 or more on a night out at the “theater.”

Hoboken Movie Trailer: Hercules

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

1450 Washington Open House

Open Houses: 1450 Washington Street – July 27th

The Toll Brothers building at 1450 Washington Street uptown is one of the most sought after locations in Hoboken. Clean neighborhood, easy access in and out of town, and a freshly-built structure with all the amenities that property seekers are looking for when they decide to make the Mile Square home for their family.

This weekend you can check out a wide range of units – all on the same day, too! Swing by on Sunday, July 27th from 2pm to 4pm. Call Cynthia Samaris at Empire Realty Group for more info (201)344-5828.

Open House 1450 Washington Hoboken

1450 Washington – Unit 504 – 2br, 2ba, corner unit

1450 Washington 504 Hoboken NJUnit 504 at 1450 Washington is a beautiful and very rare two bedroom, two bathroom, CORNER home with large BALCONY and a very exclusive 450 square foot PRIVATE ROOFTOP TERRACE with direct NYC views!

This home features a contemporary design with open plan living, private beds and baths, washer and dryer, custom closets and window treatments.

Surrounded by oversized windows overlooking Hoboken Cove and the Hudson River.

Building Amenities include: 24 hour Concierge, Gym, Shuttle, Playroom, Courtyard, Rooftop with BBQ’s and fire pit!

Asking: $1,250,000
Taxes: $11,529
Monthly Fee: $729

1450 Washington – Unit 211 – 2br, 2ba, east facing

1450 Washington 211 Hoboken NJUnit 211 at 1450 Washington is a well designed and spacious two bed, two bath, east facing home!

Gourmet kitchen, open living and dining, with private bedrooms and baths. Complete with floor-to-ceiling bay window, washer/dryer, custom closets, Hunter Douglas shades, remote lighting and fans, high-end stainless steel appliances and plenty of upgrades! Impeccably kept, freshly painted and pet friendly.

Building Amenities include: 24 hour Concierge, Gym, Shuttle, Playroom, Courtyard, Rooftop with BBQ’s and fire pit!

Asking: $997,000
Taxes: $11,529
Monthly Fee: $705

1450 Washington – Unit 414 – 1br, 1ba, south facing

1450 Washington 414 Hoboken NJUnit 414 at 1450 Washington is a gorgeous 771 square foot south facing, one bedroom condo features a contemporary design with beautiful finishes and high-end appliances.

Large, gourmet kitchen, open plan living and dining areas, king-sized bedroom with walk-in closet and luxurious bathroom with laundry included. Hardwood floors, large windows, customized shades and closets.

Building Amenities include: 24 hour Concierge, Gym, Shuttle, Playroom, Courtyard, Rooftop with BBQ’s and fire pit!

Asking: $665,000
Taxes: $6,957
Monthly Fee: $475

Found Dog reunited with owner!

Update: Found Weimeraner reunited with owner in Hoboken

That was fast! The person who was missing their Weimeraner saw the post on Hoboken411 and was reunited with their dog today! Success!

Found Dog {Weimeraner} Please help locate owner(s)

7/23/2014:

Found Dog Hoboken NJVery strange “found dog” incident – a purebred too! You’d think there would be an “APB” out for a dog like this – but nothing as of yet!

A young Weimeraner was found on Washington around First Street in Hoboken on July 21st. No collar or microchip, and so far no leads on an owner.

But the dog looks very well cared for (just under a year old).

Contact Cornerstone Pets at 201-653-4644 or info@cornerstonepets.com if you have any information.