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Cray Craigslist

14 Aug

August 14, 2017

Ever use Craigslist? Chances are you haven’t since you are alive reading this. Craigslist is a site where you can list anything for free. Anything. Selling a lamp? Need an apartment? Looking for someone to do unspeakable biological things to you while a mule watches? Yeah! That’s the beauty of Craigslist: nothing is vetted, nothing is checked, nothing is done to give anyone any iota of responsibility if, for example, you agree to meet a woman under a dock in order to, oh, “sell a lamp” and the woman turns out to be three guys, a rottweiler, and bad intentions.  No one checks a single thing. So I guess the bottom line is if you plan to go on Craigslist, for god’s sake don’t answer an ad.

Check out this duel which is currently waging on Craigslist. These two ads, or some variation of them, were all over the site last week. Dozens and dozens of postings. And remember, this is free, so if you are inclined to ruin someone’s life, well go to it dude.

There may be some objectionable language here. Don’t blame me! I’m warning you ahead of time, for once. This was all posted publicly on a free public site so I feel no problems posting their pictures or contact info. BUT I DO NOT think you should call them. DO NOT BLAME ME if you wake up one day with your house robbed or you body missing a vital part.

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Hello Beware of this transexual bitch who have been posting on craigslist for the last 6 months saying that she want’s a $400 to $600 room to rent in brooklyn! this is a crazy bitch who will rob your house and steal your money Beware!!! It does not take 6 months to find a room in new york city unless you are crazy as hell!!! this is a transexual than email dick pictures to people and will try to rob your house do not rent to this Bitch!! Call this nutcase and tell him off

Oddly, it then has the original ad from the original poster. And even more oddly, it has more pictures of the person than the real ad does.

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I no look for free room to exchange sex or house job ! My post is no fake . I recieved many emails from crazy guys who had problem about mental problem emailed to me about free rent ; one of them is crazy black dick work for gym , he offer his place in Mahatant , building. Beware him as he post many at Craigslist , he lied and always look girls ready for free rent sex buddy. I emailed him to tell him to go to fuck himself loser !

I hope that clears things up. 

The bottom line here is that this is Craigslist in a nutshell. I have no idea what’s up with those ads.

But I have a very good idea what is up with this ad.

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FREE ROOM FOR FEMALE

Thick and/or Asian preferred

Take care of my everyday basic needs and I’ll take care of your rent.

Yipes!

 

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Get Lost, Anthony Bourdain

9 Jul

July 9, 2017

Have you ever had Moroccan food? Neither have I. But a Moroccan restaurant opened around here and despite the fact that my taste in foreign food starts at pizza and ends at egg rolls I figured let’s give it a shot. I had no idea what Moroccan food was and my general knowledge of the country was, let’s say, limited.

OK, it was Saarah’s idea. It’s always a woman, isn’t it? Guys do things like holding their purses at New York and Company for hours on end while they try on various jeans that all look exactly the same, or carrying heavy pieces of furniture up and down stairs at random, or eating sheisty Moroccan food when a woman asks.

So we went to the restaurant and checked the menu. It didn’t look too objectionable and we went in. We checked it out on Yelp too and saw some reviews. It had five stars after only five reviews but that’s not bad since it just opened the week before. However, I should have seen the red flags. It was only later that I noticed that many of these reviews were by people who had just joined the previous week and reviewed just a single restaurant, this one. Some were duplicated word for word on Facebook. The same exact reviews but under different names. But there were people in the place and it looked clean so we went in.

The front of the place looked like every other place in Bay Ridge. Some tables, a counter, and a long steamer table. But in the back they made a room that looked almost, but not quite, totally unlike what someone like me who knows nothing about Morocco might think a place in Morocco looks like. I’m sure that sentence makes sense. Anyway, it had tables, sofas and cushions, drapes, ugly wallpaper, and a freezer full of cans of Coke. Just like Morocco!

SERVICE: POOR
We were served by a nice waitress who did so much wrong. Brought wrong drinks, did not give condiments after repeated requests, and brought our two main courses almost ten minutes apart. Saarah ate while I waited. (Of course.) Eventually we got tired of waiting for things and started going right to the counter to get what we wanted. I almost caused a riot when I asked the guy basting some sort of meat-like item for sauce. The guy said something to waitress, the waitress said something back to him, the manager got involved and it was all in Moroccan so I can only assume they were talking about me. “Look at this American! Probably wants decadent American ketchup!” Well I got it, but after that the waitress almost nagged us to death. “How is everything? Is everything OK? It is alright? Is it? IS IT???”

Saarah asked for water, expecting us to be poured two glasses of water. Instead she was brought a bottle of water. That wouldn’t have been much of a problem if it was Poland Spring or any name brand, but it was store brand water from BJ’s Club. (Pure bottled semi-clear Hackensack water, I think). She gave it back and asked for a soda. Instead, the waitress brought over a pitcher of water and poured it into the single glass that was sitting on the table when we arrived.

We did not understand why there was only one glass on a table with four settings, nor why only one of us got water. Rightly suspicious of the single odd glass (was it left behind by a previous customer? Was it the restaurant’s only glass?) Saarah asked for a can of soda. After two requests she actually got it.

FOOD: MEDIOCRE
The Chicken Kabob plate, despite being described as “marinated in Moroccan herbs and spices,” was bland. The “Moroccan herbs and spices” seemed to be simple black pepper. Hey! I’m a Moroccan cook too!

The Chicken Tagine is described like this on the menu: “Served with green and red peppers, carrots, potatoes, garlic, and olives.”

a section of their actual menu

What was served had no potatoes, no green peppers, no red peppers, no garlic, five tiny cubes of carrots (we counted!), and tons of olives. The chicken was tasteless.

Also, this place boasts “authentic” Moroccan food. I was not aware that French Fries came from Morocco.

We complained to the owner before we left. (I assume he was the owner since he was wearing a fancy sash, like Miss America.) Why were there no peppers or potatoes? What happened to the garlic? He said we had to ask for them. Saarah showed him the menu and pointed out that it said “served with.” He stuck to his answer that it had to be asked for.

We also had to ask the waitress to bring a salad despite, once again, the fact that the menu said “served with.” She seemed surprised that Saarah wanted it.

On the plus side the Chicken Tagine is served in a nice plate. If dishes are your thing you may be happy with the meal. We were not.

BOTTOM LINE: Poor and confused service, bland food, missing food, and a staff that does not understand their own menu. Do not even ask what I tipped. Or didn’t.

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