Upset girl (living in a very white bread world)

January 8th, 2008 · 152 comments

Chonny lives in Manhattan apartment with three spirited roommates, and they enjoy, on occasion, knocking back a few glasses of wine for an impromptu roomie-bonding sing-a-long.

“One night around 10, after a particularly taxing day, we decided to bring the vibe down with a little Peter Gabriel,” Chonny says. “As we all belted out ‘In Your Eyes’ — with a couple of tears in ours — we heard a voice shout across the alley, “YOUR MUSIC SUCKS!” The next day, one of our uptown girls found this note pasted to the callbox downstairs.

upset girl (living in a very white bread world)

Adds Chonny: “What really upsets me is that the writer doesn’t know the difference between Peter and Billy. Shall we move onto Bon Jovi?”

related: it was an ironic dance party, okay?; movin’ out (anthony’s song)

FILED UNDER: a matter of taste · music · neighbors · New York


152 responses so far ↓

  • #1   stormind

    Give the gal a break and quiet down.She needs her rest.

    Jan 8, 2008 at 8:53 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

     
  • #2   unholyghost2003 bang

    Shutting the window isn’t too much to ask imho

    Jan 8, 2008 at 8:59 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

     
  • #3   anglophile bang

    John Cusack holding up a radio blasting out “In Your Eyes” outside your window at night: Romantic.

    Drunk girls blasting out karaoke version of “In Your Eyes” outside your window at night: Annoying.

    Jan 8, 2008 at 9:03 pm   rating: 36  small thumbs up

    • #3.1   unholyghost2003 bang

      but lordy … now I want to listen to that song. hope I don’t piss off the neighbs

      Jan 8, 2008 at 9:06 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.2   amy d bang

      I would pay big money to have J.C. (and by J.C., I, of course, mean John Cusak) doing so anything outside my window.

      Jan 8, 2008 at 9:09 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.3   unholyghost2003 bang

      mmmmm John Cusak … even his tiny mouth is sexy

      Jan 8, 2008 at 9:13 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.4   anglophile bang

      Not JC, but you can use your imagination.

      Jan 8, 2008 at 9:13 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.5   unholyghost2003 bang

      very nice! I rocked out!

      Jan 8, 2008 at 9:40 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.6   SHARKFAN bang

      MMM…John Cusack

      Jan 9, 2008 at 12:53 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.7   park rose bang

      UHG @ 3.3 – a friend once said John Cusak’s tiny mouth looked the same as a rabbit’s bumhole. Ever since, I have not been able to think of the man (Cusak) as handsome…

      Jan 9, 2008 at 6:19 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.8   amy d bang

      **Gross out alert, but it must be said!** I would totally let JC kiss my bumhole.

      Jan 9, 2008 at 8:06 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.9   park rose bang

      *so his bumhole would be kissing your bumhole?* Oh, off topic? Humbly beg for forgiveness, PAN Goddess.

      Jan 9, 2008 at 8:22 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.10   amy d bang

      Okay Rose, as to JC’s mouth:

      It’s not a bumhole!

      (think Arnold)

      Jan 9, 2008 at 9:11 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.11   mamason bang

      Rose, I want to know how and why your friend knew what a rabbit’s bumhole looked like!
      and Amy, you are a very dirty girl and I think I love you! ;-)

      Jan 9, 2008 at 1:47 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.12   amy d bang

      Mama,

      I know I love you, tee hee.

      Jan 9, 2008 at 1:57 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.13   GhostWriter bang

      All you need now is a couple of glasses of wine, and soon we’ll be hearing the two of you singing “In Your Eyes” to each other.

      Jan 9, 2008 at 2:19 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.14   amy d bang

      GW, I’m looking in her window right now, but I don’t see her. I wonder if she ran out to get the wine not realizing that I would be bringing it with me?

      Jan 9, 2008 at 2:34 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.15   park rose bang

      mama, at 3.11, my friend said, not me. She has some weird hobbies.

      I think she mighta then changed her statement to a cat’s bum, and as cats are so fond of prancing about with their tails up in the air, I’m sure you’ve caught an eyefull at some stage of your life.

      In my mind’s eye, I can definitely see the connection (between cats’ bums and John Cusak) :-)

      Anyway, UHG started it…

      Jan 9, 2008 at 10:51 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #4   jen

    Yeah, I’m gonna have to hand this one to the prosecution.

    Jan 8, 2008 at 9:05 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #5   Tyler bang

    I know I wouldn’t know the difference between Peter Gabriel and Billy Joel. And I would have loved to have been there for the random, “You music sucks.”

    Jan 8, 2008 at 9:06 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #5.1   lola bang

      Did anyone else hear the “You music sucks” in a Jersey / Italian accent? Forget the prosecution. I’d go straight to the execution.

      Video didn’t kill the radio star. Vinny on 52nd Street did.

      Jan 8, 2008 at 11:35 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.2   Gez bang

      I heard “your music sucks” in a frat-boy/stifler voice.

      Jan 9, 2008 at 4:51 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.3   Ariadne bang

      I’m hearing it in the voice of the guest in “The Wedding Singer”, who screams drunkenly at [Boy] George – “You SUUUUUUUUUUUCK!

      Jan 9, 2008 at 3:12 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #6   melissa

    I like that the prosecutor praises their talent :)

    She’s trying to be nice but also ‘mentioning’ the fact that she’s a lawyer and could sue them for disorderly drunkenness.

    Go Team Prosecutor!

    Jan 8, 2008 at 9:11 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #6.1   Cozy

      Did anyone notce, the “alleged” prosecutor mispelled “prosecutor?” Way too funny!!!

      Jan 9, 2008 at 6:35 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.2   Suki

      No, she didn’t. That’s an “o”, not an “e”.

      May 7, 2008 at 2:36 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #7   Wade bang

    You May Be Right, Big Shot. I suppose a New York State of Mind can lead to Pressure, but in all Honesty, It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me.

    Don’t Ask Me Why.

    Jan 8, 2008 at 9:13 pm   rating: 14  small thumbs up

    • #7.1   TygerAKC bang

      Stranger- I’m Keepin the Faith that you remember that it’s My Life and I won’t be Movin Out to 52nd Street anytime soon. You can ride your River of Dreams to Allentown.
      And So it Goes

      Jan 8, 2008 at 9:29 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.2   Wade bang

      Just remember you can’t hit the Big Time with No Self-Control. Shakin’ The Tree with a Sledgehammer doesn’t communicate “I Have The Touch”. It might Shock The Monkey, but in the end will only produce Steam.

      Perhaps you should try Growing Up.

      Jan 8, 2008 at 9:43 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.3   Team Cassandra bang

      O you think you’re good do you:

      I’m down in Allentown for the Longest Time telling her that We Didn’t Start the Fire – I am an Innocent Man… and even though she’s Always a Woman to Me, she’s a real Big Shot and though I cried : “Come out, Virginia!” she still replied: “O Shut up, Piano Man! Can’t you see I’m Movin Out?”

      “No, Laura! Why?

      “Don’t Ask Me Why – you’re such an Angry Young Man and I’m in a New York State of Mind.

      “Pete and I are Stop(ping) in Nevada and getting A Room of Our Own Somewhere Along the Line,…”

      “And So it Goes! Well, Laura -Worst comes to Worst but It’s My Life and I’m an Entertainer. You May be Right but it Ain’t No Crime AND It’s Still Rock and Roll to ME. So there!”

      Haha! Off the top of my head too. I had a wierd childhood :)

      Jan 8, 2008 at 10:22 pm   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.4   Canthz_B bang

      #7.2…I believe I’m about to weep!
      That’s just beautiful, man! :-)

      Jan 8, 2008 at 10:24 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.5   Team Cassandra bang

      I know CB would have loved me more if i had, at least remember to add the Uptown Girl Tell(ing) Her About It.

      Jan 9, 2008 at 1:24 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #8   PandoraWilde

    Am I the only one who’s glad this “prosecuter” doesn’t work in my county’s courthouse? Or is it just me that thinks that’s an “e” instead of an “o”?

    Jan 8, 2008 at 9:24 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #8.1   Canthz_B bang

      See what sleep deprivation can do to a person?

      Jan 8, 2008 at 9:28 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.2   Timmsterr

      I’m glad I wasn’t the only one to notice that. What exactly is a “prosecuter”? A better, cuter type of prose? Maybe the “prosecuter” who lives at 126 W 96th st is My Cousin Vinny and doesen’t like the singing utes???

      Jan 9, 2008 at 2:01 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.3   WindomEarle

      It’s an “o.” I’m sure she knows how to spell the name of her own job, after all. I thought it might be an “e” at first, too, but on further review it’s an “o” that isn’t connected all the way.

      Jan 9, 2008 at 4:29 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #8.4   Team Cassandra bang

      Maybe she was trying to add subliminal message that she was “cuter” than the “pros” the singers have been hiring.

      Jan 9, 2008 at 8:16 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #9   Canthz_B bang

    They have karaoke bars for that.
    The prosecutor should have them charged with disturbing the peace and have a good night’s sleep.

    Team Shut The Hell Up, I Live Here!

    Jan 8, 2008 at 9:27 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #9.1   MJaz

      Yeah, I’m with you and the others who support the law in this case.

      I think the note was pretty polite, under the circumstances, and I’m not sure how else he could best handle this.

      I guess he could have called the cops.

      Jan 8, 2008 at 9:38 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #10   EyeHeartA2

    Not fond of lawyers, but this one has a compelling case. Go back to the dorm and play beer pong.

    Jan 8, 2008 at 9:30 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #11   Mishee bang

    The only thing good about this note is that there is a link to “Movin’ Out” at the bottom..

    Ahhhh, those were the days….

    Jan 8, 2008 at 10:01 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #11.1   Kristi

      That did bring back memories!

      Jan 9, 2008 at 10:49 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #12   Nick

    I see this as just a polite note written to some very inconsiderate people. Nothing passive aggressive about it.

    Jan 8, 2008 at 10:44 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #12.1   WanderingPenguin bang

      I don’t feel like going back and checking, but I believe we finally have our first “that’s not P/A!” comment of the New Year! Huzzah! And such.

      “FD” has its own unitard…perhaps we need something to hand over for this sort of comment, too?

      Jan 9, 2008 at 11:00 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.2   mamason bang

      How about a cock punch?
      *I gotta get my hormones checked*

      Jan 9, 2008 at 1:53 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.3   amy d bang

      I say the unitard gets bumped to the “that’s not P/A” comment, since it’s less of a problem right now. FD definitely needs to be upgraded to a cock punch.

      Jan 9, 2008 at 2:00 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.4   WickedLady bang

      You know, some of us are physically unable to hand out those cock punches.

      Jan 9, 2008 at 3:14 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.5   amy d bang

      We have pinch punchers on the roster for just that reason. ;)

      Jan 9, 2008 at 3:28 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.6   WickedLady bang

      I have no idea what that is, sorry. :|

      Jan 9, 2008 at 3:58 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.7   amy d bang

      Like a pinch hitter in baseball. A substitute, in other words.

      Jan 9, 2008 at 4:23 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.8   WickedLady bang

      Still not following you, I don’t know anything about baseball.

      Jan 9, 2008 at 4:26 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.9   WanderingPenguin bang

      …but surely you must have heard the term “pinch hitter” even as everyday jargon?

      As for the cock punch idea… how do we know he even has a rooster? ;)

      Jan 9, 2008 at 4:29 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.10   WickedLady bang

      I live in the Netherlands, we don’t have baseball here. Plus we don’t speak English, our everyday jargon is in Dutch. :P

      Jan 9, 2008 at 4:31 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.11   amy d bang

      Okay, you said some of us cannot deliver a cock punch. If you witness someone who needs a cock punch, call in one of us who can deliver a cock punch to do the deed.

      In case you’re interested

      Jan 9, 2008 at 4:35 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.12   amy d bang

      Lol, WP! This brings up an interesting point. The term ‘cock punch’ is gender specific. Now we can either come up with a gender neutral term to be applied either way OR we can use this term for the ladies: doodle-doo punch.

      Jan 9, 2008 at 4:43 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.13   WickedLady bang

      A cock-a-doodle-doo punch and a pussy-doodle-doo punch. :D

      Jan 9, 2008 at 4:47 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.14   TygerAKC bang

      We could go multi- gender and issue titty-twisters instead?

      Jan 9, 2008 at 4:56 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.15   mamason bang

      I love being the catalyst for such lively discussion. And may I suggest crotch punch as a non gender specific alternative to cock punch?
      Carry on. ;-)

      Jan 9, 2008 at 5:03 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.16   morpho aurora bang

      i dunno mama – cock punch is such a great phrase – maybe use hole punch for the rooster-less?

      Jan 9, 2008 at 5:16 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.17   WickedLady bang

      A chicken punch! :D

      Jan 9, 2008 at 5:17 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.18   mamason bang

      OMG m-a! I love it! I say we vote. I nominate cock punch for male offenders and hole punch for female!

      Jan 9, 2008 at 5:25 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.19   amy d bang

      Hole punch gets my vote, as well (although I did like doodle-doo punch for the silliness. Hole punch is logical genius).

      Jan 9, 2008 at 5:29 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.20   morpho aurora bang

      for repeat offenders, use 3 hole punch

      thx y’all glad you like

      Jan 9, 2008 at 5:37 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.21   SHARKFAN

      This has gotten way off topic…but it’s sure more interesting than the note!

      Jan 9, 2008 at 6:02 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.22   Canthz_B bang

      Who left the asylum gates open? :-P

      Ouch!! OK, cock punch may be a deterrent!

      Jan 9, 2008 at 6:04 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.23   TygerAKC bang

      Everyone sing…
      “The lunatics are taking over the assylum…”

      Jan 9, 2008 at 6:36 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.24   morpho aurora bang

      nope – we’re in your head, running in the halls
      (since you wanna sing)

      Jan 9, 2008 at 6:58 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.25   Team Cassandra bang

      A cock punch is MEAN!

      But seriously, folks – what about the unitard ?

      Jan 9, 2008 at 8:01 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.26   raiseyourglass

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2bwLOagul8

      Jan 9, 2008 at 9:41 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.27   WanderingPenguin bang

      My apologies, WickedLady. That did not occur to me, though it should have. I do, however, like the turn the next 20 or so posts took. This is the greatest thread ever. :D

      Jan 10, 2008 at 1:40 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.28   WickedLady bang

      I completely agree. And never mind about the language issue, I tend to forget too. As for the voting: I say let’s stick to the unitard. I kind of like that one. :)

      Jan 10, 2008 at 1:06 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #13   Earfull

    Oh, tell the prosecution to give it a rest! She lives in an apartment in MANHATTAN. If you can’t stand a little noise, move to the burbs.

    Hint: My best friends are named Ear and Plugs.

    My Grandma always said: “It’s easier to put on slippers than to carpet the world.”

    Jan 8, 2008 at 10:49 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #13.1   Canthz_B bang

      Ha! I just got some people evicted from my building for excessive noise. I enjoyed watching them move out last Friday.
      Violate your lease and feel my wrath.
      And it is now so peaceful here!

      Jan 8, 2008 at 11:51 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.2   Praenomenal

      And now they are starving for all you know. Just for your personal comfort. WAY TO GO!

      Jan 9, 2008 at 1:30 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.3   Gez bang

      I like the sound of your Grandma.

      I still think the note is justified. I’m more annoyed that the singing was good. Like I said earlier, it reeks of performing arts types trying to out do each other and pissing everyone one off in the process.

      Knobs!

      Jan 9, 2008 at 2:24 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.4   WickedLady bang

      My neighbor used to sing, play the trumpet and play the flute. Of course she had to practice all three of those in the evening and at night, while the rest of the country’s sleeping. The flute wasn’t that bad, it was quite comforting, but the singing and the trumpet were a nightmare. We moved to a street further. :)

      Jan 9, 2008 at 3:19 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.5   WanderingPenguin bang

      I don’t know how your neighb isn’t famous by now – I have never heard of anyone who can sing, play the flute and blow a horn all at the same time. Hell, I don’t think I know anyone who can do two of those things at once!

      Jan 9, 2008 at 4:32 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.6   WickedLady bang

      LOL. No, not at the same time, you funny bird. :P

      Jan 9, 2008 at 4:33 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.7   Canthz_B bang

      #13.2, I and all of my neighbors pay good money for some peace and quiet in a secure environment. I like my personal comfort and feel not a bit of guilt. Perhaps they could move in with you?

      Jan 9, 2008 at 5:56 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.8   Praenomenal

      #13.7 I did not suggest you let them live with you, just that you could have ignored them and minded your own business. Just my opinion.

      Jan 9, 2008 at 6:21 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.9   Canthz_B bang

      You really don’t have enough info to form a valid opinion because you don’t know the extent of the problem.
      I started a petition which was signed by most of the tenants here. I think we took care of our business.

      Jan 9, 2008 at 6:36 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.10   Canthz_B bang

      It won’t let me edit. Please accept this :-) which was intended for 13.9 ;-)

      Jan 9, 2008 at 6:40 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.11   mamason bang

      Excessively noisy neighbors should learn to take a cock/hole punch.

      Jan 9, 2008 at 6:50 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.12   Praenomenal

      Fair point #13.9 I was probably just a bit punchy.

      Jan 9, 2008 at 7:34 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #13.13   WanderingPenguin bang

      Cock punchy?

      Jan 10, 2008 at 1:42 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #14   raiseyourglass

    Don’t get me wrong.. I would be PO’d about the singing.
    I would still be moved to do something. Since the note has given the address. I would HAVE to send giftwraped -a case of earplugs and box of sominex to the sleep deprived.

    Jan 8, 2008 at 11:08 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #14.1   morpho aurora bang

      and the prosecution rests.

      Jan 8, 2008 at 11:28 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.2   Canthz_B bang

      Or goes Postal. ;-)

      Jan 8, 2008 at 11:54 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #15   Olivia

    While Chonny seems fun & spunky, I’m going to have to side with Team Sleep. My neighbor upstairs drops things and moves things across the floor all night long. I’m a light sleeper (wish I wasn’t!) and it really gets on my nerves. He doesn’t even have a job.

    Sorry, I feel better now. Maybe move your karaoke sessions to Friday night or just shut your window.

    Jan 8, 2008 at 11:48 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #16   KMax

    Rudy Giuliani, is that you? Your glory days of noise reduction are over, and the people of Iowa and New Hampshire? Not impressed.

    Thanks Terry.

    Jan 9, 2008 at 12:05 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #16.1   Canthz_B bang

      Yes, it’s me. I can give you 911 reasons why the singers in Apt. 911 are too loud. Now, don’t get me wrong, I like music just as much as the next guy, but they start singing at 9:11 pm and don’t stop until 9:11 am! One night I was so stressed out that I had to call 911 for an ambulance! That damned $911 hospital bill really hurt, ya know?

      Jan 9, 2008 at 12:30 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.2   lola bang

      Who would’ve known you were so political, CB, lmao!

      Jan 9, 2008 at 12:39 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.3   Canthz_B bang

      I wasn’t always…”everything changed” when those singers moved in across the alley! ;-)

      911

      Jan 9, 2008 at 12:46 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.4   KMax

      Quality of life, people. For some, it means singing about Brender and Eddie. For others, peep shows. For both types, youse outta luck post-Rudy. And stop honking your horns. Now.

      Jan 9, 2008 at 2:32 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #17   Grimfool

    Today’s entry starts off:
    “chonny lives in manhattan apartment with three spirited roommates, and they enjoy, on occasion, knocking back a few glasses of wine for an impromptu roomie-bonding sing-a-long. “

    Man, I thought I’d *accidentally* wandered onto a porn site (again). No lucky pizza delivery guy, though, merely a polite and justifiably upset “prosecuter” with a very nice note that even provides a return address. Sigh.

    Methinks Chonny and her three spirited roommates should share the unitard, if Ralphy’s removed it from his love doll by now. And, if their listeners can’t tell the difference between Billy Joel and Peter Gabriel, perhaps their singing isn’t really that “talented” and the notewriter is, indeed, slightly PA!

    Jan 9, 2008 at 1:23 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

    • #17.1   WanderingPenguin bang

      I am of the opinion that they had sung Billy Joel the previous evening (the notewriter specifically says “the past 2 evenings”) but they were far too drunk to remember it. This leads me to believe that they were probably singing at the top of their lungs, too. I, for one, can’t believe that O Danny Boy didn’t creep onto their hit list.

      Jan 9, 2008 at 11:06 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.2   WickedLady bang

      Doesn’t the return address imply that the porn still may happen? Just be a little patient and wait for the sequel. The “prosecuter” is just playing with them a bit, luring them into his/her home. ;)

      Jan 9, 2008 at 3:30 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #18   secondsout bang

    Now, see, if this were me, I would send this note, wrapped around a brick, through the window.

    Jan 9, 2008 at 2:16 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #19   secondsout bang

    Any speculation as to whether the prosecutor would have been OK if the choice of music hadn’t sucked? Maybe if the drunken trio did an a cappella version of “Ave Maria?”

    Jan 9, 2008 at 2:18 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #20   Canthz_B bang

    Just one verse to the tune of “Mr. Bojangles:

    Across the way,
    There are some girls,
    Who sing at night.
    Way out of tune.
    Do I dare,
    Take a chance,
    Shout aloud…
    “Are you howling at the moon?”
    I can get no sleep.
    I can get no sleep.
    That wine must have them quite high.
    Roommate ensemble,
    Roommate ensemble,
    Roommate ensemble,
    Hush!

    Jan 9, 2008 at 2:29 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #20.1   Canthz_B bang

      My close quote is there. I used invisible ink (keystroke?), that’s all! :-)

      Jan 9, 2008 at 2:50 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #20.2   WanderingPenguin bang

      Very nice. I can hear SDJ singing this from the beyond!

      Jan 9, 2008 at 4:34 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #21   Gez bang

    I would hate to live next to a gaggle of unbearable show-off, performing arts students.

    Team STFU on a school night.

    Jan 9, 2008 at 4:55 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #22   Joe Sorry

    i had a similar note (id put it up if i had a scanner) from the lady in the flat downstairs to me.. who said “Love the Shakespeare but keep the noise down” – and, you guessed it, it wasn’t Shakespeare but Sweeney Todd the Musical.

    Jan 9, 2008 at 8:26 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #22.1   anglophile bang

      *is experiencing a sudden hunger for a meat pie*

      Jan 9, 2008 at 10:11 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #23   Lurker

    10:00 is a ridiculous hour to have drunken singlaongs in an apartment (my building doesn’t even allow laundry after 10). It is also ridiculous that she is surprised to have received complaints, both written and oral. The fact that she sent this note to PAN has me shaking my head in disbelief. Where’s the embarrassment she should be feeling at having made such a public arse of herself?

    Team Grow Up, and Team Your Music Sucks.

    Jan 9, 2008 at 9:01 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

    • #23.1   WanderingPenguin bang

      Now hang on, it’s not the music that sucks. People kill people. Or something like that. Hmm. I’ll get back to you…

      Jan 9, 2008 at 11:09 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.2   amy d bang

      Lurker, is that laundry or laundry? *evil grin and leer and knowing look*

      Jan 9, 2008 at 12:32 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #24   Katzndogz bang

    Chonny seems to have the same level of remorse that Michelle did for eating the fucking delicious Outback bread.

    Jan 9, 2008 at 9:46 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #24.1   WanderingPenguin bang

      I believe we need a ruling on the possibility of you wearing the unitard, even though you used that phrase properly and in context. From what I recall, the last time I did that I had to wear the unithong. Judges? Ruling?

      Jan 9, 2008 at 11:10 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #24.2   WickedLady bang

      A unithong? Danm, I must’ve missed that. I say give Katzndogz the unitard. No living soul would want to wear a thong worn by a penguin (no offence). :P

      It might be an idea to change the unitard for the “FD” into a unithong and hand out the unitard for the “not P/A” comments. But then again, it’s fun to see the unitard being handed out and “FD” happens a lot more.

      Jan 9, 2008 at 3:41 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #24.3   WanderingPenguin bang

      I must protest. I believe that penguins are “living souls”; ergo, living souls do exist that would wear a thong previously worn by a penguin – if that penguin was dead sexy, that is. :)

      QED

      (Besides, I always wear them backwards so the dental floss bit stays more or less clean! :D)

      Jan 9, 2008 at 4:36 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #24.4   WickedLady bang

      You mean dead sexy like this one: http://www.wpclipart.com/cartoon/animals_3/sexy_penguin.png

      OK, I take it back. There’s only one single soul in the world who would want to wear a thong worn by a penguin.

      Jan 9, 2008 at 4:42 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #24.5   WanderingPenguin bang

      :( It’s not letting me view the picture at that link. Now I’m all revved up with no place to go. :|

      Jan 10, 2008 at 1:44 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #25   Ralphy

    OK Chonny-Put your big boy pants on and get over it. Take the singing out side and annoy the squirrels.
    No Grim, I didn’t have to remove the unitard. I woke up yesterday and the damn thing had morphed into a uniturd. Had to bury them both. Gone forever!!

    Jan 9, 2008 at 9:53 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #26   GhostWriter bang

    The Top Ten similar-sounding Billy Joel and Peter Gabriel tunes…

    10- “We Didn’t Start the Fire” and “Steam” (both include white-guy-trying-to-rap sections)

    9 – “Pressure” and “Digging in the Dirt” (both psycho/anxiety songs)

    8- “Don’t Ask Me Why” and “I Have the Touch” (well, their titles have the same word count and syllables, and Billy’s piano interlude between verses matches the beat of Peter’s into…)

    7- “She’s Got a Way” and “In Your Eyes” (love songs, but boy, Peter outshines Billy, huh?)

    6- “You May Be Right” and “Family Snapshot” (huh? let me explain: Billy sings, “I may be crazy…” and Peter sings about a mental patient planning an imaginary assassination)

    5-” Big Man on Mulberry Street” and “Solsbury Hill” (really, the only link between the songs are the title words, Mulberry and Solsbury, but this is where Billy probably most sounds like Peter)

    4- “Back in the U.S.S.R.” and “And Through the Wire” (Billy covers the Beatles hit as Glasnost in Russia, and Peter sings, “…we get so strange across the border.”

    3- ummm… well, I’m spent! Who can help me out?

    Jan 9, 2008 at 10:02 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

    • #26.1   park rose bang

      Games without frontiers at #4 is a better match, IMHO.

      Great list! :-)

      Jan 9, 2008 at 11:10 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #26.2   chonny

      HAHAHA. I stand corrected.

      Jan 9, 2008 at 11:15 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #26.3   GhostWriter bang

      …or, “Games Without Frontiers” matched with “Don’t Ask Me Why“, since both contain a French phrase within…

      “Jeux sans frontieres” vs. “Parle vous francais”

      Jan 9, 2008 at 12:06 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #27   Cactus_Stan

    Is it possible that there could have been two complaining neighbors? The voice “YOUR MUSIC SUCKS” is quite a contrast to the polite note complimenting their music. On the other hand, the prosecutor could have had an initial emotional reaction, followed by a more reasoned plea in the morning.

    Jan 9, 2008 at 10:15 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #27.1   the sos bang

      “I’M OUT OF ORDER!?!”

      Jan 9, 2008 at 10:30 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #28   Lurker

    #27 – Cactus_Stan, that’s what I’m thinking, too.

    It pleases me to imagine them as roommates, or even a couple. The lawyer is the Felix Unger of the pair, and the shouter is the Oscar Madison.

    Oscartype: Your music sucks!! *pulls head in, closes bedroom window*
    Felixtype: Oh, Oscartype, you’ll never get anywhere by just shouting out the window. They might not have even heard you.
    Oscartyoe: Yeah? Well, maybe I better try again. Or I could go over there an’…
    Felixtype: You’ll do no such thing. Now, what we need to do first is calm down…
    oscartype: I AM CALM, YOU JERK!
    Felixtype: *eyeroll* All right, all right. What we need to do is sit down and write a nice, polite letter. Their singing wasn’t bad, you know, if it was just a weensy skosh softer. Sure, they’re no Anonymous 4, but…
    Oscartype: The only letter I’m givin’ them is F.
    Felixtype: Oscartype, Oscartype, Oscartype. Whatever am I going to do with you? Now give me a kiss and let’s go to sleep. I have that big murder case to argue tomorrow.
    Oscartype: *muttering* You’ll have two moider cases if I don’t get some damn sleep.

    Jan 9, 2008 at 10:40 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

     
  • #29   Mary

    Prosecutors don’t get sleep anyway! I think he/she is just jealous that they are having fun while ‘said prosecutor’ is (or should be) reviewing case files and deposition material.

    Jan 9, 2008 at 10:48 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #30   chonny

    Haha…and alas, the debate ensues.

    Living in such close quarters in a city where noise abounds, we were the only definitive noise makers. Unfortunately, nothing could be done about the “Late night Marital Spat Apartment,” “2am Furniture Moving Apartment” or “TV on Full Sound Until Morning Flat Next Door,” so we did our part to stop the noise pollution.

    We try to be considerate neighbors and have curtailed our singing sessions to weekends only since receiving it. I get up at 5:30 every morning for work too, so honestly, I think Cristina did us all a favor in the long run. I felt compelled to send it in the note considering it was very well written and actually, a great example of passive aggression getting things done…not to mention its admission of our “talents.” It’s a refrigerator drawing for grownups.

    Rock on guys…(before 8pm.) ;)

    Jan 9, 2008 at 11:14 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

    • #30.1   WanderingPenguin bang

      So now we know she’s a lawyer named Cristina who lives at 126 W 96th Street. You might want to ensure that no prosecutor reads this site…. ;)

      As for the other noisemakers: why not just keep churning out copies of this note, edited to make sense for each offending flat? Turn it into some kind of form letter! Well, maybe not the “Marital Spat Apartment”. That might be too risky.

      Jan 9, 2008 at 11:40 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #30.2   Nekomimi bang

      I think I’ll edit this note, and address it to the “3 kids in a 2-bedroom apt. incessantly screaming” apartment. It’s a great idea!

      Jan 9, 2008 at 12:37 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #30.3   Ralphy

      Well said WP. One could list the “Marital Spat Apt. as being where the form letter is from and hide in the corner and watch the fun. Well no—that might cause more noise pollution or a felony. Great for Christina I suppose.

      Jan 9, 2008 at 12:46 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #30.4   Ralphy

      I used invisible ink also to close the quotes.

      Jan 9, 2008 at 12:49 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #31   chonny

    Haha…genius Ralphy!

    Jan 9, 2008 at 12:49 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #32   Erica C

    Probably because I’m a lawyer, but I’m with the note-writer on this one. Sounds like she let it go for night one and then took action on night two. She could’ve just as easily called the police.

    Jan 9, 2008 at 12:58 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #32.1   Ralphy

      Lawyer? I’m afraid I’m going to have to go with Shakespear on this one. Naaaaaaaa-just kidding.

      Jan 9, 2008 at 1:04 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #32.2   Ralphy

      Excuse me–See Henry VI-Part 2

      Jan 9, 2008 at 1:09 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #33   Locke

    I love how the prosecutor goes to SUCH effort to make sure the singers don’t get offended by saying how talented they are!

    Lurker- I love your little skit there, classic.
    Anglophile- You should be ‘Lurker’ from the looks of every post I’ve read so far.
    WP- What’s with you and unitards?

    Jan 9, 2008 at 2:40 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #33.1   WanderingPenguin bang

      Locke, nothing is “with” me and my unitards – erm, thongs. I wear only them. Picture Danny DeVito (as The Penguin) in an assless leotard.

      Now try to get that mental picture out of your head! :D

      Jan 9, 2008 at 4:41 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #33.2   anglophile bang

      Why, thanks, Locke! I, um, think?

      Jan 9, 2008 at 4:51 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #33.3   Locke bang

      Yeah, it was sort of a compliment, I think.
      WP- I will be disturbed by that image for a long time..

      Jan 9, 2008 at 6:43 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #33.4   WanderingPenguin bang

      Then my work here is done. ;)

      Jan 10, 2008 at 1:45 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #34   goose

    Team note-leaver.

    STFU, or at the very least STF window!

    Jan 9, 2008 at 9:20 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #35   AC

    Team Not Chonny.

    Jan 9, 2008 at 11:30 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #36   aaa

    I think humanity would be better off if everyone didn’t know the difference between Peter Gabriel and Billy Joel.

    Jan 10, 2008 at 12:37 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #37   S.S.

    That’s a perfectly nice and reasonable note!

    Nothing passive and nothing aggressive about it!

    Keep your damn music and singing down, or close your window. If you like to perform so much, I’d suggest the subway or city buses.

    Jan 10, 2008 at 12:29 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #37.1   WanderingPenguin bang

      Wow! 2 in one thread! There ought to be a special prize to the one who says, “That’s not P/A!” for the second time in one note!

      I think we need to visit that thrift store in the next thread to pick out some new prizes…. but who among us would be able to brave the cold to do so… ? Hmm…

      Jan 10, 2008 at 2:39 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #37.2   mamason bang

      WP. I’d be willing if I could borrow somebody’s white Puma jacket! :-)

      Jan 10, 2008 at 2:46 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #38   Siobhan

    This is totally the start to a romantic comedy. Maybe he’s cute!

    Jan 10, 2008 at 12:59 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #38.1   unholyghost2003 bang

      That seems like girl writing to me, unless they are into that … maybe a romantic comedy for our new sexually liberated age!

      Jan 10, 2008 at 2:51 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #38.2   WanderingPenguin bang

      …which I really enjoyed when it was shown under the title Kissing Jessica Stein. ;)

      Jan 10, 2008 at 2:52 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #38.3   anglophile bang

      *disgusted look*

      Oh, you penguins are all the same, aren’t you. You’ll do anything for a little girl-on-girl action. Typical.

      Jan 10, 2008 at 3:35 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #39   unholyghost2003 bang

    Right! But show of hands … Who has seen kissing Jessica Stein I think we need a new one, maybe with America’s sweetheart Meg Ryan … a little replay of that How Harry Met Sally action? ;)

    Jan 10, 2008 at 3:02 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #40   Quite Contrary

    Frankly, I would take hearing bad singing over hearing bad sex any day. And I’ve lived next door to both.

    Jan 10, 2008 at 4:57 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #41   Set To Evil

    What if they sang Lullabies? Would that help?

    Jan 11, 2008 at 7:13 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #42   fuhuck

    Outlaw roommates.

    If you can’t afford the place on one salary like a grown up, then go to hell.

    Too bad she couldn’t take a shotgun to these yowling tomcats and their paper-hat-employment entitlement mentality.

    Sep 3, 2008 at 6:00 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #43   steph

    One of my neighbors once wrote a huge “shut up” on my front door in crayon. I wish i knew about this website before i washed it off.

    Jan 29, 2009 at 7:19 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     

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