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These are some photos I've taken since June, but never got around to posting:

1. Need a taillight?

2. Good at stretching, bad at parking

3. New to the concept of doors

4, 5. School buses

6. Church luncheon

7. Live party streamers

8. To me, this looked like a 1950s robot visiting a French boudoir, but it was actually taken in a doctor's office (and had NOTHING to do with my visit).

9. From my living room, I heard a real noisy bunch of crows and found them perched atop 40 Passaic St. I KNEW that they'd all take off at once, so I waited. Sure enough..............

10. Signal from the high rises

11. Classy-sounding name

12. Wire runner

13. It's all spelled out on the image.

14. Ridgefield steam meets Jersey City construction.

15, 16. A two-image, side-by side photo stitch came out a little weird, but a top-and-bottom one worked MUCH better.


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Hackensack Discussion / Re: 395 Main project asbestos remediation
« Last post by BLeafe on Yesterday at 02:00:03 PM »
I guess they're done.

The truck and the asbestos signs are gone. The roofs are clear of people and equipment and the windows on the Main St building lost their coverings.

The vents over the door are now just holes over the reflection of the First Presbyterian Church and the up-the-stairs look inside is back to normal.

A little later, an HFD Fire Prevention vehicle showed up, but I know not the purpose of the visit.


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Hackensack Discussion / Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« Last post by BLeafe on October 19, 2017, 01:30:02 PM »
A quintet of corrections awaits below:


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Hackensack Discussion / 395 Main project asbestos remediation
« Last post by BLeafe on October 18, 2017, 05:01:20 PM »
1. Before the work started, they put up a fence in the Hanson Realty parking lot (but haven't closed it yet). This 3-image stitch was taken on October 1.

2. Since the gate was open, I went inside to do a 10-picture, greater-than-360-degree stitch while I still could. Some day soon, this view will never be seen again, since it might be the inside of a big building. One of the frames turned out to be out of focus, so I put my watermark there so you wouldn't notice it (yeah, right).

3. On October 12, I could see what I'm guessing was asbestos prep on the roof and the side windows of two businesses on Main St

4. By October 13, asbestos signs were up in the lot.

5,6. On the same day, I noticed vents atop one of the doors on the CBHC building. When I looked through the glass of the other door, I could see this hanging at the top of the steps.

7. Two days ago, workers were on both roofs.


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Hackensack Discussion / Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« Last post by BLeafe on October 18, 2017, 01:00:53 PM »
1. The title of a book should be set apart by either italics or quotation marks.

2. "the ugliest of swings" would be a single item, so the verb should be "hits". The fact that the plural "swings" is in the phrase is irrelevant.

3. I think he asked "to meet her" - not "to met her".

4. Again? Why is there a question about Friday's Game 6 when the teams are tied at 2 games apiece and the series is a best of seven? It can't possibly end before Friday, so the game is kinda necessary.

Duh!


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Hackensack Discussion / Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« Last post by BLeafe on October 17, 2017, 03:00:06 PM »
It just never ends.........


1. Does the word "laugher" refer to the game or the "score" that precedes it?


2. I see we're back to this stupidity again. The Astros are ahead two games to one going into tonight's game. FOUR games are needed to win the series. How is there a question as to whether tomorrow's game is necessary?


3. The "t" needs an "o".


4. The "It' " needs an "s".


5. False: Toms River to the Bronx is 90 miles and takes an hour and 42 minutes to get there. Toms River to the Philadelphia Phillies ballpark is 62 miles away and the drive takes an hour and a half. DO SOME RESEARCH!


6. This sentence is screaming for a comma after "Montgomery".


7. This is not Aaron Hicks.


8. THIS is Aaron Hicks.


9. This is REALLY an empty-headed caption. Exactly how does one "get ready to round third base"? And if there IS an answer to that, how does this photo illustrate that preparation?

At the bare minimum, why not just write that he's rounding third base? Boring, but it's least it's factual.


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Hackensack Discussion / Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« Last post by BLeafe on October 16, 2017, 02:00:00 PM »
Things started out interestingly in the sports section and then quickly went downhill.

They used an eye-catching, one-word headline in the print edition that anyone who watched the Jets game yesterday would understand immediately. In very bold letters, it says "ROBBED.", with the top half of the letters in black (and outside the picture) and the bottom half of the letters in white and inside the picture.

Online, there are actually two versions: one copies all the pages of the print edition, looking just like the newspaper (online print) and another that's basically one long column of nice, solid-looking print (online straight). Sometimes, I show one version and sometimes another.

When it comes to this particular picture, I'm showing all 3, since they're all quite different.

1. The two-tone print edition, as described above

2. The online version of the supposed exact copy of the print edition made the letters 100% black.

3. The online straight version showed only what was within the borders of the picture: the bottom halves of the white letters, including slivers of the black top halves - rather bizarre-looking.

One other problem: why is there a period after the word? Periods end sentences and this isn't a sentence. It would be a different story if the headline said "WE WUZ ROBBED."............but it doesn't.



4. The 0-5 Giants were absolute underdogs going into Mile-High Stadium - or whatever they call it these days - as reflected in head coach Ben McAdoo's statement in this paragraph, yet the beginning of the paragraph states that they were favored to win by 13.5 points. How did that go unnoticed?



5. There's an "a" where an "and" should be and a space where a hyphen should be between "especially" and "powerful".



6. When filling space at the end of an article with a scoring rundown, chronology is always in order (do we watch games by starting at the end and working our way backward?). Here, apparently, someone thought it would be a good idea to do it blog-like: latest post first. It's like reading an email thread - start at the bottom and work your way up.



7. Over in "Better Living", someone forgot "Better Grammar" and neglected to use a "Neither" before using "Nor". It just doesn't make any sense when read.


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Well, almost.

You can see the Tappan Zee Bridge (with some new Cuomo Bridge mixed in) on the far left. After you click to enlarge and scroll all the way to the right, you can make out what appear to be Manhattan skyscrapers in the hazy distance. If part of the cliff was missing, you'd see the GWB.

This is a 9-image photo stitch that I took from the Stateline Lookout in Alpine two weeks ago when I attended the "Hawks Over The Hudson" event. There are plenty of glitches to be found in it, but considering the number of photos involved in a hand-held shoot of connectivity guesswork and changing brightnesses from image to image, I'm happy with it.


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Hackensack Discussion / Hearing aids & meat
« Last post by BLeafe on October 15, 2017, 01:55:31 PM »
Talk about screwy junk mail! Actually, I'm not sure it's totally junk mail - it seems to be a legitimate company in Paramus.

It was addressed using my nickname and middle initial (who does that?) and to some apartment that's a couple of floors below me.

And what sort of professional medical group doesn't put their name on the envelope and tries to entice people to come in to get their hearing checked by offering "filets" in the form of a $10 store gift card (with which you could probably spend on anything)?

The only thing I can't hear is the explanation of what the connection is between hearing aids and meat.

Oh yeah.............it doesn't help when you write "except" when you meant "expect".

Who does their proofreading.............The Record?



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Hackensack Discussion / Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« Last post by BLeafe on October 15, 2017, 12:59:59 PM »
Wow - contributions from 3 different sections!

1. "its"

2. "it's"

3. Geez - they spelled it correctly in the same sentence just 6 words prior............

4. Corrected below

5. "Severino" + a different correction below

6. "ala" is not a word. "a la" is the common use, but " la" is the technically correct use.

7. One addition and one subtraction (below)

8. Where are Ahmad and Reham? Why was it important to give the ages of people who aren't shown?





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