NBA: Sterling To Be Executed August 5th

Two awful, vile people who we must now spend endless hours studying.

Two awful, vile people who we must now spend endless hours studying.

Not sure, but I think this must be the long-suffering Mrs. Sterling.

Not sure, but I think this must be the long-suffering Mrs. Sterling.

Commissioner Adam Silver today announced that LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling would be summarily executed by firing squad, August 5th, on Alcatraz Island.

The Commissioner went on to say that, despite appearances, the incident was not  “Merely the ramblings of a sordid, repulsive old fool and his equally sordid, slutty & devious girlfriend”.  “No, in truth, this rises to the level of Hitler’s Auschwitz, the Ku Klux Klan’s campaign of lynching, and other really, really bad stuff”, said the Commissioner.

In a related development, a spokesman for the players announced, “Execution’s not good enough”, and that, as additional punishment of Sterling, the multi-millionaire Clippers team members would refuse to accept their paychecks for one year.

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Is It Just Me?

Thrilled as I am to see the owners use the same brand of anit-cavity rinse as I do, couldn't the photographer have at least added a fresh roll of toilet paper?

Awarded Worst Real Estate Photo EVER: Thrilled as I am to see that the owners use the same brand of anit-cavity rinse as I do, couldn’t the photographer have at least added a fresh roll of toilet paper? (click on photo to enlarge, go on, do it!)

Unlike some bloggers, I never, ever make fun of other brokers’ listings, would you agree? Exactly. But the time has come where even I, the epitome of kindness and understanding, have been pushed too far.  A new listing in Old Greenwich, which appears to be accurately priced, by the way, nevertheless has photos so atrocious as to make it impossible for me to ignore.

The listing broker, or perhaps a well-meaning, but talent-less broker assistant?, has taken the worst photos I’ve ever seen. Do photos matter?  I say yes. You can get away with horrendously-written remarks, but photos have to meet a minimum standard, or you’re putting your listing at a severe disadvantage.

I'm not claiming my kitchen looks any cleaner, but seriously, couldn't we clear the counters, just for the photo?

I’m not claiming my kitchen looks any cleaner, but seriously, could we clear the counters, just for the photo?

I like that little bit of car in the photo, it adds....drama.

I like that little bit of car in the photo, it adds….drama.

Here's that bathroom again, different angle, same (nearly finished) roll of toilet paper...

Here’s a different bathroom, with a fine collection of toothbrushes, and…what’s this? Another (nearly finished) roll of toilet paper!

Yet another toilet, zounds! And look carefully, you can see the photographer (Ansel Adams) reflected in the mirror!

Yet another toilet, zounds! And look carefully, you can see the photographer (Ansel Adams) reflected in the mirror!

This Market Stinks!

Ok ,perhaps I’m being harsh. We have had, after all, a winter that wouldn’t quit, but dammit, on Monday, I want to see plenty of “accepted offers”. Is that too much to ask? Come on! Beautiful weekend, flowers (remember those things?), birds, grass growing…where are the New Yorkers?

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Here’s a good example, a “stock photograph” of a young couple buying real estate, where the @#%& are they?