60 Minutes 9/25/11 - fighting terrorism in NYC, murder of American Nazi, South Park

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  1. jsmeeker

    jsmeeker Notable Member TCF Club

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    It's on Broadway. It's a massive hit. Won a mess of Tony's, including Best Musical. I would say that is pretty impressive.
     
  2. DUDE_NJX

    DUDE_NJX Well-Known Member

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    I use the iPad app with videos.
     
  3. Wil

    Wil Unknown Member

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    As a hidden minor gem (which I mistakenly thought), it was VERY pleasant. As something of supposedly any significance (and expense in putting together), it's OK.
     
  4. inaka

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    Good episode. However during the NYPD segment, the only thing that I found that they may have revealed too much was when they showed the video system that could detect packages being left alone for too long. They went into detail to explain that the software knew it was in the shape of a bag, and thus, should not be there.

    Well, doesn't that also say that a potential terrorist could leave something in the shape of something non-threatening that could be there (like a person sitting, a bike, etc.) to defeat that system? Or they could ensure that they dropped a bomb inside a stationary object already there like a newspaper dispenser, mailbox, or something similar to again defeat the advanced video system?

    Just seemed like they could have been a bit more vague about what exactly would trip off the system where bombs are concerened, IMO as it wasnt necessarily needed since some of the other examples were so cool.
     
  5. Steveknj

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    FWIW, Nathans hot dogs have plenty of snap. You would have been better off trying NY pizza. To me, a hot dog is a hot dog, the only difference is what you put on it.
     
  6. dcheesi

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    There are definite regional differences in hot dogs. Eg., southern dogs are smaller, more uniform in color (and sometimes dyed bright red) and have a different flavor and texture. Prior to Nathan's expansion, it was hard to find a hot dog down here that tasted anything like a NY dog (except for Hebrew National if you could find it).

    And FWIW, I've always been underwhelmed by NY pizza, even in some of the landmark establishments (Lombardi's, etc.). Not bad, mind you, but nothing to write home about...
     
  7. zalusky

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    Actually we did try "John's Pizzeria" on 42nd street(???) and enjoyed it.
     
  8. dcheesi

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    I ate there the first time I was there (my brother lived in Manhattan for a few years). It was good, and obviously high quality, but it just didn't do it for me. I think I simply prefer a different style of pizza or something.

    The standard NY "slice" is really no different from what you can get elsewhere (and I never noticed any difference in the crust due to "the water"). The high-end places serve a style that's just a little too thin for my taste; actually, I think the main issue may be that I like sauce, and they seem to sauce theirs sparingly. Whatever the reason, it just doesn't go above & beyond for me.
     
  9. sieglinde

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    I love Dodger dogs but I think you have to be surrounded by a baseball stadium in Chase Revine to really enjoy them. :)
     
  10. zalusky

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    I personally like thin crust. My wife had the marinara and meatball and she said it tasted exactly like her home made sauce.

    I hope you folded your slice and did not use a knife and fork.
     
  11. Steveknj

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    Maybe you're right about hot dogs. I'm not much of a hot dog expert, they all taste the same to me pretty much.

    As for pizza, if you want to a "landmark" establishment, then you are doing it all wrong. Best pizza is in the small neighborhood pizzarias. I'd avoid any pizza within walking distance to Times Square or most landmarks. Go to a small neighborhood pizza place in Brooklyn, and I bet you'll have a different experience.
     
  12. Steveknj

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    NY pizza is definitely more cheese oriented. It's usually not heavy on the sauce. But these days, you can get more sauce oriented pizzas, even in NY. When I was a kid, you went for pizza and you usually had two choices. The traditional round pizza (with or without toppings...and usually NY style, you don't eat more than one or two toppings, one always being sausage or pepperoni :) ), or the square, thicker crust "Sicilian" style (closer to Chicago style but usually eaten plain). Nowadays, there are all kinds of variations. Most of which NY pizza purists would disdain (salad pizza?).
     
  13. Steveknj

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    This reminded me of when I first moved to AZ after living the first 20 years of my life in Brooklyn. The first time I saw someone do that, I was like...WTF are they doing? And those that don't eat with knife and fork usually don't fold either. But I found that the slices were smaller and less oily so it was easier to eat it "open". John Stewart did a bit on this when Sarah Palin cam to NY and met with Trump. Trump takes her to a "chain" pizzeria, that served faux NY pizza and ate it with a knife and fork. Stewart went off on him....Trump, a native New Yorker should know better and how can he take her to that pizza place and all that. As a native New Yorker, I was ROFL.
     
  14. dcheesi

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    Yeah, I did try a few different places around Manhattan, but I never made it to the other boroughs. And my brother was a transplant so he didn't know all of the locals' places (and he ran with the wrong crowd to find out, apparently). He finally made it to a well-known place out in Brooklyn he kept hearing about, and he said it was better.
     
  15. zalusky

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    On our HIHO route we went passed Grimaldi's in Brooklyn. The line was pretty long.

    So much to see and do, we will definitely be back.
     
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  17. bigpuma

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    Didn't you hear, Chase purchased the naming rights to the Ravine. :D
     
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Security_by_obscurity
     
  19. Michael S

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    I guess I did it wrong when I visited New York this summer. :) We went to 2 pizza places. First place I don't remember name of it but I thought the pizza good. The other was a place up the street from were we staying at the Hotel Chelsea. I ate them like normally eat a pizza I didn't fold it or use a knife and fork. Eating a pizza with knife and fork doesn't seem right.

    Also if you haven't heard this Sunday with be Andy Rooney's last telecast.

    http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/09/27/60minutes/main20112444.shtml?tag=stack
     
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