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different status levels on mile point

Discussion in 'Newbies' started by TrippePanAM, Dec 31, 2011.  |  Print Topic

  1. jbcarioca
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    jbcarioca Gold Member

    Nope, it was entirely about Gargoyle. He started it. As fro Steve, I am not really up on criminology even the economic kind, nor am I a friend of Arthur Levitt either. I have met one of them.
     
  2. tondoleo
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    tondoleo Gold Member

    More quizzical answers from our jbcarioca.

    Arthur Levitt was the SEC commissioner under Clinton. I do not know what he does now. You can google that if you are interested.

    William Levitt built the eponymous towns on Long Island and Pennsylvania. He was clever. He did not pay the workers by the hour. Only for the piece of work they did. This was a way to reduce costs. Halberstam wrote a great chapter about Levitt in his book "The Fifties".
     
  3. jbcarioca
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    jbcarioca Gold Member

    And Steve Levitt is a famed economist who studies crime, among other things.
     
  4. Gargoyle
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    Gargoyle Milepoint Guide

    Levitt to Beaver was a popular form of entertainment prior to the invention of the Internet.
     
  5. Pizzaman
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    Pizzaman Co-founder

    Some people still Levitt to the Beaver.
     
  6. jbcarioca
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    jbcarioca Gold Member

    Beaver levitated? That explains a lot!
     
  7. Gargoyle
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    Gargoyle Milepoint Guide

    [​IMG]
    or perhaps....
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  8. misman
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    misman Gold Member

    Remember that two beavers are better than one
     
  9. Pizzaman
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    Pizzaman Co-founder

    I have NFI how you found a picture of a woman holding a Beaver flag over an airplane. Google really is a wonderful thing. She looks rather happy the Beaver will be levitating.

    Oh, and 2 Beavers are much better than one. Headin' down to the Hoser Hut as we speak.
     
  10. MSPeconomist
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    MSPeconomist Gold Member

    Levittown is known as an early example of an attempt at city planning and an early suburban development. Now it doesn't look so successful but it arguably changed how American lives. It was a 1950s icon.
     
  11. MSPeconomist
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    MSPeconomist Gold Member

    I've met him in person a few times too and I think I once heard him give a talk.
     
  12. MSPeconomist
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    MSPeconomist Gold Member

    Ouch!
     
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  13. MSPeconomist
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    MSPeconomist Gold Member

    Ouch again!
     
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  14. MSPeconomist
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    MSPeconomist Gold Member

    Please don't encourage this.
     
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  15. MSPeconomist
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    MSPeconomist Gold Member

    I knew this thread would degenerate as soon as the Beaver appeared.
     
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  16. misman
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    misman Gold Member

    Would you have preferred this one
     
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  17. MSPeconomist
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    MSPeconomist Gold Member

    Do you know about the SHAG thread?
     
  18. Gargoyle
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    Gargoyle Milepoint Guide

  19. schnitzel
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    schnitzel Gold Member

    Spoiler alert: go for the Coffee Drinker
     
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  20. jbcarioca
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    jbcarioca Gold Member

    Still is an icon. Still is a bastion on Eastern US middle class society. It has been ridiculed because of the bland sameness of it all. How else could all of those ex-GI's have afforded houses of their own? It had, and has, a better quality of life than lost of the surrounding areas IMO. I do not want to live there, but I do think it was iconic.
     

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