Giuliani's son is headed for high school in N.J.
June 23, 2001 10:17 AM   Subscribe

Giuliani's son is headed for high school in N.J. where he will attend St. Joseph Regional High School in Montvale. The school is known for an excellent football program. Andrew Giuliani, the son of the mayor of New York City, will try out for the football team.
posted by NJguy (21 comments total)
In other news, I recently went to the bathroom and washed my hands. Coming up next: where I went on vacation.
posted by dhartung at 10:23 AM on June 23, 2001

Apples are red in color. I own an automobile.
posted by Wizzle at 10:33 AM on June 23, 2001

Man reads metafilter link/links.
posted by starduck at 10:35 AM on June 23, 2001

This just in... I have to go to the bathroom.
posted by lotsofno at 10:37 AM on June 23, 2001

Funniest thread this week...
posted by Rastafari at 10:48 AM on June 23, 2001

i went to high school in nj.

my school was so tough the school newspaper had an obituary.


OH COME ON! whaddya want? a painting?
posted by jcterminal at 10:51 AM on June 23, 2001

In New Jersey folks only call the state Jersey. In New York, they do not call the place York. Why this diference?
posted by Postroad at 11:08 AM on June 23, 2001

Why do ya drive on a parkway and park on a driveway?
Who aaaare these people?
posted by dong_resin at 11:24 AM on June 23, 2001

Grape Nuts! You open it up, no grapes, no nuts! What is the deal?
posted by aaron at 12:55 PM on June 23, 2001

Maybe you fail to see the point. Giuliani is constantly boasting how great NYC is, but his son will not go to school there. It's a bit of a contradiction. There are some great schools in NYC. Our Secretary of State is a product of that school system. Considering those facts, would you send your kid out of town?
posted by NJguy at 1:00 PM on June 23, 2001

I don't think that this is about the quality of schools in NJ versus NY, I think Rudy just wants the house to himself if you know what I mean... nudge nudge wink wink...
posted by machaus at 1:10 PM on June 23, 2001

I don't ever recall Giuliani ever going out of his way to praise the NYC educational system, beyond the insincere platitudes any mayor has to spout as part of his job in order to keep the Board of Ed bureaucrats and teachers' unions off his ass. Which makes perfect sense, because New York City schools are largely a disaster. Yes, there are a few excellent public schools in NYC, but those are the ones that you have to apply to, and there's no guarantee you're going to get accepted. Maybe Andrew didn't pass the test. Maybe he's just not interested; why go to Bronx Science if you want to be a football player?

And how about those Big Gulps? Could we possibly need that much Mountain Dew?
posted by aaron at 1:17 PM on June 23, 2001

Or perhaps there is a feeling that young Andrew (brilliantly parodied by the late Chris Farley on SNL, if I recall correctly) will be safer at this out-of-town school. When my uncle was something of a bigshot in a local public school system, he had to move out of the city so that his kids could go to school in another district for their own wellbeing.

Sneeze guards on salad bars - what's the deal with that? Were that many people really sneezing on the salad?
posted by Dreama at 1:24 PM on June 23, 2001

I see the point. Quality of schools may have nothing to do with it. He's going through a nasty divorce and wants the kid separated from it. Wise choice. Of course, when he comes for a visit there are many fine hotels in the area where his new "friend" Judy can "rest". Maybe that's not a bad thing either.
posted by NJguy at 1:29 PM on June 23, 2001

Just saw the remarks about the "sneeze guards" on salads. It's worse than that. One idiot was using a turkey baster to squirt urine on the salads. Sorry to ruin your day, but it's true. They caught the guy, but I haven't been to a salad bar since.
posted by NJguy at 1:33 PM on June 23, 2001

whoa! great thread idea!
I heard that guy's wife was doing the same thing, placing chick peas at salad bars around the city...

OK, I promise I'll go mow the lawn now and put down the iBook.
posted by machaus at 1:40 PM on June 23, 2001

This just in...area man puts eight socks in dryer, only seven emerge.
posted by briank at 5:08 PM on June 23, 2001

He's going through a nasty divorce and wants the kid separated from it

at a time when the kid needs to be reassured that both parents still love him, he's being sent away. "No, son, it's not your fault that mummy and daddy don't love each other any more. We just don't want you around."

ok, so maybe he's a little too old to be doing the 'they're divorcing and it's my fault' thing.
posted by tolkhan at 6:20 PM on June 23, 2001

Don't jump to conclusions. For all you know, Donna Hanover, or Rudy is moving to the northwest 'burbs of NYC (but probably not Paramus--not affluent enough : (

By the way, what I find most amazing is that I haven't seen a picture--any picture--of that kid since Rudy first took office and he was mocked on SNL. That's pretty impressive.
posted by ParisParamus at 7:36 PM on June 23, 2001

I would like to end by emphasizing once again that I really like to eat hot dogs. If any of you people disagree, I loathe you. I despise you. Not only that, but I also despise all your loved ones. I want to see them torn to pieces by wild dogs. If I ever meet you in person, I'll smash your brains in with a fucking bat. Then we'll see who doesn't like hot dogs.
posted by aaron at 12:45 PM on June 24, 2001

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