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Juice ain’t worth no two dollars! May 22, 2007

Posted by whatpushesmybuttons in breakfast, critique, eating, food, humor, movies, new york city, opinion, pedestrian behavior, random references, sarcasm, sports, yankees.

So getting breakfast this morning at Chicken Deli on 33rd btw Park & Madison (good for a cheap breakfast if you’re in the hood), a young male grabbed a bottle of juice – one of those V-8 Fusion drink things – and proceeded to hand the cashier a dollar bill.

The cashier responded: “$1.79”

The youth: “$1.79???”

The cashier: “$1.79”

The youth reluctantly pulled another dollar out of his pocket: “God dam…juice ain’t worth no two dollars”

Is V-8’s V-Fusion worth two dollars?

I tried not to laugh but you know what – the kid is right. A 10 ounce drink used to be a buck. But not anymore…and definitely not in midtown. But I feel for you son, I agree that juice ain’t worth no two dollars.

And while we’re talking about price gouging…do an experiment and see how much your local deli charges you for Vitamin Water. Up in East Harlem, I can get a 20 oz bottle (regular size) for $1.50. At our little newsstand in my building on Park & 33rd, I can get Vitamin Water for $2. But go to any food place, deli, etc, and you’re paying $2.50-$3.00 for it. Ridiculous. Maybe next time I should complain and say “Vitamin Water ain’t worth no three dollar”!

Anyway, thank you to the Yankees for actually showing up last night. Although they still have this problem with the whole manufacturing runs thing. Runners on 1st and 2nd with no one out, and they don’t score a run in the inning. That’s the kind of shit that’s prevented them from winning championships these past few seasons. Although for the first time ever I actually gave Jorge Posada a standing ovation. Yep (all my friends probably just had a heart attack upon hearing that). I’ve long thought Posada was a bit overrated, mainly because despite being one of the best catchers in baseball, he’s consistantly failed to be clutch when they needed him, especially in the postseason. Anyway, I gave him an ovation when he tried to lay down a bunt for a hit. I couldn’t believe it. A bunt. I turned to the guys behind us and said where was that when they played the Red Sox in 04 in Game 6 when Schilling had his ankle hanging from his leg by sutures. Makes sense right?

Anyway it was like fight night at the stadium last night. Every two seconds someone was being thrown out. Probably cause half the stadium was Red Sox fans and the Yankee fans are getting desperate for wins at this point. Although almost every fight involved a girl. I guess that shouldn’t surprise me though because when you have a group of drunk girls in Red Sox jerseys sitting next to a group of drunk girls in Yankees jerseys…well you can only guess the conversation won’t be where they happen to get their manicures from.

The one thing that kept me “cool” last night were Dippin Dots. You know, the self proclaimed “Ice Cream of the Future”. Although they’ve been saying that for the last 10 years now so maybe it’s time for a new slogan! Anyway, I had never had them before, but Bridget picked me up some chocolate dots on her way back from getting a beer. And you know what, they weren’t half bad.

Dippin Dots – The Ice Cream of the Future

The dots just melt in your mouth and they have a crunchy but soft texture to them. Definitely a tasty treat. Although Bridget nearly ate my whole dish of them. So I had to bust out the Napoleon Dynamite on her. “Gosh, get off my dots. Get your own dots. Gosh.” But pretty good stuff if you ever need a sweet treat sometime!



1. h-dog - May 22, 2007

dippin dots the shit-nitz son!

2. gary - May 22, 2007

hah…yeah, i agree…prices of everything these days are out of control!

3. fantasybowl - May 22, 2007

Yeah, it’s getting pretty bad.

4. napoleon - May 22, 2007

gosh…get your own dots…gosh, you’re such an idiot!

5. ethan - May 22, 2007

yankees suck! yankees suck!

6. candice - May 22, 2007

do you think all groups of girls talk about is where we’re getting our manicures from??? 😉

i agree girls can be annoying in groups though…they get very catty

7. nincompoop - May 22, 2007

Catty…cat fights!!!! Meeeeooooowwwwww!

8. roger - May 22, 2007

ha…yeah…$3 for vitamin water is ridiculous…

thankfully yanks showed up last night…was getting sick of the mets fans talking smack after the weekend.

9. melissa - May 22, 2007

Posada is sooo not overrated! you know what – you’re overrated!!!!

10. dan - May 22, 2007

oooooooooooooooo…..that was some smack thrown right there!

11. ace - May 22, 2007

damn melissa…over react much?

12. mr. blogger - May 22, 2007

nice…i can hear the chants of “Overrated” coming down from the crowds! hahaha…

j/k…if anything this blog is completely underrated.

i’d rather read this blog than listen to suzyn waldman whine endlessly on the radio!

13. tiffany - May 22, 2007

ewwww….melissa. soooo uncalled for!

14. trevor - May 22, 2007

melissa – the yankees suck, posada sucks…..and so do you!!!!

15. trent - May 22, 2007

nice… the smack talk’s flying around now.

as mcdonald’s says – i’m lovin it!

16. howie - May 22, 2007


17. anonymous - May 22, 2007

finally…someone else who agrees with me on the “overrated” call!

18. roger - May 22, 2007

you better be talking about posada anonymous…

19. mr. x - May 22, 2007

man…is tuesday night fights still on…or is everyone getting ancy because of the big american idol final tonight??? 🙂

20. dean - May 22, 2007

mel iss a….mel iss a…mel iss a….YOU SUCK!

21. neil - May 22, 2007

man…i’m gonna be careful what i say around here from now on…its getting ruthless!

22. whatpushesmybuttons - May 22, 2007

now…now everyone. Melissa is entitled to her opinion. She can think i’m overrated…and rightly so…everyone has their own opinion. And she won’t be the first nor last person i piss off because of my “anti-Posada” stance. Posada has a loyal following..especially among women. Especially that wildebeast Suzyn Waldman.

But I’m glad to see everyone’s got my back though! Thank you all for being loyal!

Who’s House?

Reem’s House!!!

23. roger - May 22, 2007

well said….we always got your back! who’s reem?

24. ken - May 22, 2007

i’m a posada fan but i can see your argument about the postseason…he hasn’t exactly been lights out.

25. chris - May 22, 2007

Reem refers to Kareem Hill, a basketball player at Marist in the mid-late 90s. There was a chant that his faithful fans developed in the student section whenever he threw down a nasty dunk.

One person would scream “Who’s House?” The group would scream “Reem’s House!”.

26. barry - May 22, 2007

haa…yeah, suzyn waldman sucks!

27. nelson - May 22, 2007

actually that whole announcing team sucks…michael kay’s an asswipe too!

28. melissa - May 22, 2007

I apologize…i was speaking out of anger…i’m very sensitive about my man jorge!

i didn’t mean to say you were overrated in a mean way…i was just saying it in jest!

please forgive me! 😦

29. roger - May 22, 2007

no need to apologize melissa…you were speaking your mind – just like everyone else around here does!

30. candice - May 22, 2007

all is forgiven! us girls need to stick together around here!

31. rodney - May 22, 2007

can’t we all just get along! 😉

32. jake - May 22, 2007

vitamin water sucks…smart water is much better!

33. Thos - May 23, 2007

i can get vitamin water at 7-11 for like 1.75 and yet i can go to whole foods (master of the marked up prices) for 1.25 go figure.

So I’m officially adding dipping dots to list of foods you dont get between with bridget or you may lose a finger. Number one of course is chicken rings.

Man I hate Tavarez but the guy keeps coming up big against NY

and booo to Arod for taking out a guy 1/4 his size!!!! Pedroia can barely see over the base he doesn’t need to get knocked around 🙂

34. Furthering the Rivalry « What Pushes My Buttons - June 5, 2007

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