Thursday, September 03, 2015

Top Ten Cloves: Things Roger Goodell Did After Losing Case To Tom Brady

10.  Called Adrian Peterson, asking him to take that tree branch to Judge Berman's behind

9.  Emailed Netanyahu, trying to lump Brady into all this Iran Deal hoopla

8.  Starting Hastag movement: #NFLComissionersPowerMatters

7.  Hoping to get Donald Trump to toss a few insults at Tom Brady

6.  Looking closely at that woman in Kentucky, maybe can win appeal on "Religious Freedom" grounds

5.  Offer to New Orleans Saints: No penalties if they put bounty on Brady

4.  Called Ray Lewis, see if he and his crew were up for some work

3.  Ripped Ted Wells for not fabricating more evidence

2.  Went into deep funk - Lied about NFL Concussion problem so good, how'd he lose this one?

1.  Called Ray Rice, asked him to get Judge Berman in an elevator

Sunday, August 02, 2015

Top Ten Cloves: Things You Have Time To Do During A Ronda Rousey Fight

10.  Only enough time to reach into the popcorn bowl

 9.  Name about a third of the Presidents

 8.  Take but one, or two, swigs of your beer

 7.  Maybe enough time to think about judging a book by it's cover

 6.  Time to paint only one or two nails

 5.  Sit back, and if your are quick, get your feet up

 4.  Sing only half of the Alphabet Song

 3.  Put on one shoe
 2.  Spell Ronda Rousey

 1.  Write half of a Tweet

Thursday, July 23, 2015

This Is Why You Should Buy Antique Furniture!

It's been a grumble among Antique Dealers that the younger generation today doesn't like, doesn't appreciate Antique Furniture, for various reasons beyond price - they have small apartments, they move around frequently, they want to change their decor every few years ...

The reasons go on-and-on ...

Here at 13909 Antiques, we've been fortunate that a score, or two, of young people have indicated they prefer Antique Furniture over Ikea Furniture, or other modern furniture found in the big box stores.

Along with the craftsmanship, the beauty, Antique Furniture isn't going to fall apart in a year, or two, or, the first time you move (we know of at least one Moving Company that will not insure Ikea Furniture when moving it).

Well, sadly, here's another reason;

IKEA Offers Free Wall Anchoring Repair Kit for Chests and Dressers Due to Tip-over Hazard After Two Children Died
"WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with IKEA North America, of Conshohocken, Pa, is announcing a repair program that includes a free wall anchoring kit, for their MALM 3- and 4-drawer chests and two styles of MALM 6- drawer chests, and other chests and dressers.  The chests and dressers can pose a tip-over hazard if not securely anchored to the wall.
IKEA received reports of two children who died after MALM chests tipped over and fell on them.  Consumers should immediately stop using all IKEA children’s chests and dressers taller than 23 ½ inches and adult chests and dressers taller than 29 ½ inches, unless they are securely anchored to the wall.  The free wall anchoring kit should be used to secure MALM and other IKEA chests and dressers to the wall ..."
Very sad, tragic news indeed.

But to this point, unless your child happened to be born on the planet Krypton, he or she isn't going to pull down an Early Century Oak Hutch, or a 1930's Mahogany Dresser.

In fact, it's very likely, with such a piece, your children's grandchildren will be able to pass down that  Early Century Oak Hutch, or a 1930's Mahogany Dresser, to their grandchilden, thanks to the craftsmanship, that it is solidly built.

So, next time you need such a piece of furniture, skip the box stores and malls, and visit 13909 Antiques, or, depending where you are reading this from, your local Antique Dealer.

13909 Antiques
290 Moody Street
Waltham MA 02453

Summer Business Hours (June-July-August)

Monday:  ​ Off - By Appointment
Tuesday:  Off - By Appointment
Wednesday:  11AM - 7PM
Thursday:​    11AM​ - ​8PM​
Friday: 10AM - 6PM
Saturday:  9AM - 5PM
Sunday: 11AM - 4PM

Come by, 13909 Antiques ... Everywhere you look, you'll find a gem, a unique item, or that long-sought piece you were lookling for ... Some say we remind them of their Grandparents house ... We have a bevy of Antique and Vintage furnishing, lamps, knic knacs, costume jewlery, old magazines ​, Vintage Glass and​  much, much more​ ... If you like to rummage, 13909 Antiques is the place for you ...​ Open until 8PM on Thursdays, and we now offer Gift Certificates! 

Store Policy - Don't be shy ... You won't insult us by making an offer, we, graciously ​,​​ listen to all offers

(Cross-posted from 13909 Antiques)

Thursday, January 08, 2015


Saturday, September 13, 2014

Retro Garlic: Governor Gaucho Riding Off Into The Sunset

"Oh woe is me ..."

That about sums up the lenghty outpouring today of the former Governor Gaucho, the Appalachian-Hiking, Secret-Brazilian-Lover Mark Sanford of South Carolina.

He took to Facebook to annouce calling off his pending wedding to that Secret Brazilian Lover, fiancée María Belén Chapur, and rambles through the Fields of Elysia, giving a H/T to God in airing the dirty laundry of his divorce proceedings.

A snippet from his Appalachian-long Facebook post;
"...She wanted full control of their custodial accounts which were very significant in size, I gave it. I did these things for two reasons. One, because my good friend Cubby Culbertson had reminded me that it was all God's - and if he wanted you to have more, you would…and if he wanted you to have less, you would have less. He accordingly strongly advised against spending money and time and controversy fighting over things that God ultimately controlled ... "
To which the kids over on Gawker have some advise for Sanford;

"Lawyers, alas, may actually be more powerful than God."

He tells of his ex-wife putting demands on him, like drug and alcohol testing and this;
" ...Finally, Jenny and her lawyer also go on to ask me to undertake an array of programs and evaluations, each one more riveting than the next ..."
Without using the actual word, acting as a martyred Eddie Haskell, our former Governor Gaucho is actually calling his ex-wife a bitch

With a woe-is-me-smile, and heavy heart.

And, he seems to disengage himself, that all these troubles he's blaming on God, are actually the result of him lying, taking on a Secret Brazilian Lover, and putting on he was hiking the Appalachian Trail, when, in fact, he was flying down, to Rio.

Typical corrupt Republican - it's always someone else's fault.

You can read more about it;

TPM:  Mark Sanford Unloads Custody Battle Details In Agonizing Facebook Post About Breaking Up With His Fiancée

Wonkette:  Mark Sanford Leaves The Appalachian Trail; Also, That Chick He Was Banging   The end of the affair

Oh, the Retro Part;

Governor Gaucho!

Like A Lover

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Paging Rollo Tomasi

Oh, what a tangled web we weave, When first we practise to deceive

Even if you have been paying minor attention, over the past weeks, and months, to the know-famous NFL-Ray Rice Domestic Abuse Scandal - let's get in the vernacular - NFL-RayRicegate is what we can start calling this - Rollo Tomasi is now entering, center stage.

TMZ released a video yesterday, showing for all, the 1-2-combo punches of the now unemployed NFL running back, his then-girlfriend-now-wife, dropping like a sack of potatoes.

It's eeire and heartsicking.

And, when it happened, Rice's then-girlfriend-now-wife made statements about "mutual combat' and was at Rice's side, apparently during the interview with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, and, at a press conference.

I don't know if even the most ignorant and terrible police department would interview a wife beater, with the victim in the room

Rice received, to the outrage of the world, a paltry 2-game suspension, and, actually, no discipline from the NFL team that employed him, the Baltimore Ravens (who were formerly the Cleveland Brown, who then-owner Art Modell moved them in the dead of night to Baltimore).

So, up until yesterday, the NFL, and Roger Goodell, and the Baltimore Ravens all thought they could get away with it.

But TMZ's video, which, according to hotel people where the abuse occured, the NFL never asked for it, has exposed the NFL, Roger Goodell, and the Baltimore Ravens as a gaggle of Roland Tomasi's.

They're not getting away with it.

And, now that we have an NFL-RayRicegate bubbling up, a classic Nixonian "who knew what and when", the weight of their deception is only buidling.

Charlie Pierce has a good take;
" ...The National Football League was exposed as either mendacious or shockingly unempathetic. Commissioner Roger Goodell was exposed as either a liar, or as someone who should not be allowed to count his own money. (Olbermann's right. He's got to go, but he won't, because most of the NFL owners think he's handled the whole thing splendidly.) The Ravens organization was exposed as a rat's nest of soulless, profit-driven drones. (And I hope nobody in the head offices of either the NFL or the Ravens misled the local prosecutors, who now also look like idiots on the national stage, and very likely are looking for someone to blame.) And, finally, Ray Rice is out of a job ..."
Keith Olbermann has called for a bevy of heads

Eric Wilber of Boston.Com has said "Goodell Needs to Go"

Chadd Fin of 'The Boston Globe' offers - No One Looks as Horrible as Ray Rice, but NFL, Ravens Sure Did Try.

When you look at this scandal, and, perhaps, Major League Baseball's plunging it's head in the sand over the steriod abuse, it's blatent how the greed over the billions these sports produce takes priority over the "right thing" to do.

Once in professional sports, there was a man, the first commissioner of Major League Baseball, Federal Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis, who was faced with a scandal, and, didn't hesitate what to do, didn't concern himself with the greed of the game, and took definitive, and swift action - For gambling, and changing outcomes of games, he banned eight Chicago White Sox players (many say Shoeless Joe Jackson didn't deserve it), for life, the infamous Chicago Black Sox Scandal.

Instead, now, we have a gaggle of Rollo Tomasi's.

Sunday, September 07, 2014

Top Ten Cloves: Surprises on NFL Opening Day

News Item:  NFL 2014 KICKOFF

10.  Seattle Seahawks considering using Mercy Rule this season 

 9.  New 49ers stadium has system crash, lose all scores and stats, need to reboot and start game over

 8.  Memo leaked, President Obama authorizing use of Drones if Chicago Bears fall behind by more than  two touchhdowns this season

 7.  NFL anounces relocating championship game to Crested Butte, Colorado, for the Anheuser-Busch-sponsored “Whatever, U.S.A. Superbowl"

 6.  Wes Welker invites fans to his place for "Welker Whatever USA" party

 5.  Tim Tebow now wants to join Dallas Cowboys Practice Squad

 4.  NFL annouces giving all players concussions, that way, everyone even and on the same level

 3.  After hard hit, Ray Rice threatens to beat tacklers wife

 2.  Johnny Football to trademark name, sue NFL unless they change name to National Manziel League

 1.  In major surprise, Washington team changes logo to Sticks-and-Stones

Bonus NFL Riffs

Top Ten Cloves: Ways To Tell Your Next Door Neighbor May Be Conducting Illegal Dogfights

Retro Garlic ... How Much Is That Michael Vick In The Window ...

Top Ten Cloves: Things About Condoleezza Rice Becoming NFL Commissioner

Developing Story! Tancredo: Shut Down Super Bowl; Says Two Black Coaches "Amounts To Segregation"

Flutie Sends "Cease-and-Desist" Letter To Media Over 'Hail Mary' References Regarding Surge