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May 5, 2022Liked by Anne Kadet

Love Eric Adams Watch but especially Tax Day Vengeance? Or whatever he thought he was doing to his former accountant.

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One of the essential qualities of your Newsletter is it goes in so many directions. One star reviews and dropping the word mendicant. Nice. Marianlea R, Tripadvisor review is one for the ages. Snow is so FRUSTRATING, it covers stuff and it is tough to drink. Why can't it just be water? The weird trash pile hurts to look at. It also makes me realize that parking is difficult in the neighborhood.

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the accountant, the reviews, the facts. all so fantastic. cattle exhibition 🤣

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Those 1-star reviews crack me up. Imagine the nerve of those flowers, having bloomed already! And Tolstoy... hoo-daddy.

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May 2, 2022Liked by Anne Kadet

Everyone needs a serf for "their health". Can mine be about 6'3" and 39 y.o.?

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May 2, 2022Liked by Anne Kadet

Tolstoy sure is eccentric (f-cked-up)! Most f-cked-up individuals are more alive than most people, so they explore more and expound more. The Tolstoys of the world become firebrands and iconoclasts; an electric eel set in a pond of catfish.

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Omg! I laughed out loud on some of the Tolstoy facts 🤣

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These Tolstoy facts are wild. I had no idea. Perhaps Eric Adams should study Tolstoy in order to up his weirdness game. Although to be fair to the mayor, my accountant is no homeless so I can’t release my tax returns promptly is a pretty weird excuse. Finally, how could you pass on the camouflage boxers? I think we need a follow up on people who feel the need to camouflage their underwear. What are they hiding?

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May 2, 2022Liked by Anne Kadet

Re: "people who accomplish great things are often quite unpleasant, and just as often very odd..." There are certainly a number of musicians that could fit into this category, but I've always been fascinated by the Mamas and the Papas. They created such beautiful music... Meanwhile John was battling a heroin addiction, his wife Michelle was having an affair with Denny, which greatly upset Mama Cass (who was in love with Denny)... Love triangles upon love triangles, all while singing in beautiful four-part harmony.

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May 2, 2022Liked by Anne Kadet

Inside the biannual Tolstoy Family Reunion :

https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/85918/inside-tolstoy-family-reunion

There are 400 direct descendants (300 currently alive). There are also 400 employees on the grounds.

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May 2, 2022Liked by Anne Kadet

How the heck did you read 550 pages in ONE WEEK? I pride myself on long reads, but a 750 took me over a year!

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May 2, 2022Liked by Anne Kadet

Eric Adams is a perfect fit for 2022. I can't imagine him as mayor in any other year.

As for LNT, "never meet your heroes."

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May 2, 2022Liked by Anne Kadet

Jasmines’s thoughts: “That Chekhov line about Tolstoy reminds me of the Buddha; we can all be mediocre now!”

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May 2, 2022Liked by Anne Kadet

Thank you, Anne! I imagine Tolstoy would have enjoyed an interview for cafe anne back in the day, and would fit well in the wonderful collection of characters profiled here.

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May 2, 2022Liked by Anne Kadet

I'm starting to have my doubts about Eric Adams. We don't need a hip, cutesy mayor. We need someone with brains able to do the hard work of running an important city.

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“What about Fort Lee?” was such a wonderful follow-up question. Great column.

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