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Hackensack Discussion / Concrete Cutters
« Last post by BLeafe on October 24, 2017, 05:40:02 PM »
1. I saw this from my living room this morning behind 50 Passaic St.

2. No clue as to what was going on until I saw these two wheeling each piece around the corner to..........a dumpster? (I can't see too well around the corners of a building). One guy's shirt says, "S&J Concrete Cutting". The door was open in the back of 50 Passaic, so it appears that all these concrete slabs were cut out of the building's interior. Maybe they can recycle them as tombstones.

3. This slab fell off the second after I took this. You can see that it's not positioned correctly.

4. And this guy took away the leftover small stuff.

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Hackensack Discussion / Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« Last post by BLeafe on October 24, 2017, 12:00:00 PM »
1. In fewer words, pluses = minuses.

2. Read the first paragraph. Shouldn't the second paragraph begin with something like, "It's quite another thing to..."?

ALSO: "...patience over impulsive..."? Noun over adjective? Wouldn't "impulse" or "impulsiveness" fit better?

3. How did "returning" become "retraining"?

Unlike in the print edition, there's no space here between "21" and "snaps".

4. Who can forget when Ron Artest changed his name to Metta World Peace? Here's your answer.

Hackensack Discussion / Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« Last post by BLeafe on October 23, 2017, 12:39:58 PM »
One or two (or thirteen) little items today:

1. "...the he New York Post..."?

2. "The was the recurring  theme..."?

3. "And ti was a total team effort." (There's no "ti" in "team".)

4. "...Girardi..." what? "said"? A paper isn't doing much informing when it makes its readers guess.

5. Initially, the only thing to fix was a missing "of" before the last two words, but when I jumped from the print edition to the straight online edition, "sea-son" popped it (it had been split properly between sentences in the print edition).

6. "...will now assembling..."?

7. Shouldn't there be an "I" before "love"?

8. If you make mistakes, you make (or create) blunders - you don't take them (read the line before it). Would you say, "I took a mistake" if you made one?

9. Taking out the "along with linebacker Darron Lee" part, you have a sentence that reads, "Then he gave let Stills get loose for the game-tying touchdown."  Oy.

10. & 11. These are from two different stories by the same writer on the same page. I've included the next line of each story to show that they are, indeed, from two different stories. I'm seeing more and more of this type of repetition from the same respected writer lately, but he never did this in the Borg days, so I'm guessing that someone is fooling around with his stories.

And to think.........before I saw the larger picture, I was only going to post these because of one word: "entangle". The officials weren't waiting for the players to entangle - they were already entangled. The word that both stories needed was "untangle".

12. The second of those two stories finished with backwards game-scoring (darker print). Why would anyone consider this to be a good idea?

13. After those dozen doozies, we head over to the Better Living section and a story about diners.

"Why they are an icon"? Why is plural singular? "Why they are iconic" might be better. And why doesn't the last sentence end with a question mark? Is it not a question?

Online Auctions/Local Images (Moderated by BLeafe) / Seen on eBay
« Last post by BLeafe on October 22, 2017, 07:52:06 PM »
Some of the more interesting Hackensack images seen on eBay today:

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Hackensack Discussion / Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« Last post by BLeafe on October 22, 2017, 01:15:01 PM »
1. Well, lookee here - they finally got it "unnecessary" games questions.

Back to getting it wrong:

2. "COULD"

3. Splitting an unsplittable word

4. "GAMES"

5. "MEANT"


Hackensack Discussion / Re: My favorite paper is not having a good day
« Last post by BLeafe on October 21, 2017, 01:15:00 PM »
Let's start with an interesting video from The Record that was sent to me by fellow member Homer Jones. Actually, it's the title over the video that draws your attention because it declares that there's a new county in New Jersey:

"Pedestrian crashes spur crackdown in Paterson county"

See for yourself:

Today's gremlins:

1. I guess redundant credit is better than no credit at all...........BUT IT'S STILL REDUNDANT!

2. Some space cadet left one out.

3. Speaking of space cadets, another one thinks that Game 7 in a series that's tied at 3 games apiece might not be necessary. Can somebody please explain how the postseason works to whoever creates these "helpful" schedules?

4. There's a very "TELLing" omission in this sentence.

5. It seems that every Record writer is confused about the use of "and" followed by a comma. Here's when it should be used:

...when "and" is being used to coordinate two independent clauses. An independent clause is a group of words that has a subject and a verb and can stand alone as a sentence. In the following example, the independent clauses are in brackets:

    [Miguel took piano lessons for sixteen years], and [today he is an accomplished performer].

The use of the comma would also apply when any of the seven coordinating conjunctions (and, but, or, nor, for, so, yet) join two independent clauses.

Notice in the next example that we do not use a comma before "and" because it does not join two independent clauses but merely joins two verbs:

    Miguel took piano lessons for sixteen years and today is an accomplished performer.

Here we have only one independent clause—two verbs ("took" and "is") but one subject ("Miguel").

In two different articles on the same page (5S), the same writer was really confused, using both versions multiple times - some right and some wrong - but never with any consistency. I'm not posting the articles because it's too time-consuming to list all the similar problems, it would take up too much space and you don't really care.

6. I'd rather take up too much space with something else because The Record took up too much space in printing a story yesterday about a former Bergen Catholic quarterback from Hillsdale named Tanner McEvoy who is returning to the area as a wide receiver for the Seattle Seahawks when they play the Giants this Sunday at MetLife Stadium. They reprinted it again today - albeit somewhat shorter - with the same picture (to fill up space?).

Basically, they took a writer's story and sliced out a couple of paragraphs (to fit the space?). What remains is not rewritten and the byline is the same...............essentially, it's verbatim filler.

Of the last three images, the first two are from yesterday and the third one is from today.

Photography...........the way I see it (Moderated by BLeafe) / Recent Odds and Ends
« Last post by BLeafe on October 20, 2017, 04:20:30 PM »
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 October 20, 2017, 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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