Ira, Ira, Ira, who is Ira?

Old Aug 23rd, 2007, 08:37 AM
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>Nuclear scientist?

Nuclear Engineer

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Old Aug 23rd, 2007, 08:39 AM
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>Ira's gotta change that enery-hogging light bulb for one of the greener ones.<

Better to get mercury poisoning?

Interesting article in this week's New Yorker about light pollution.

People use too many, too bright lights.

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Old Aug 23rd, 2007, 08:43 AM
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Overhyped or not, i think a greener bulb would be better for your image so you don't seem a Luddite!
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Old Aug 23rd, 2007, 08:56 AM
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I just want to be able to use ONE bulb..... obviously not a nuclear engineer here.....
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Old Aug 23rd, 2007, 08:59 AM
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I wonder if Ira sets off radiation detectors in airports? Or NYC?
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Old Aug 23rd, 2007, 12:59 PM
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Ira had me spellbound with a trip report that started with the sentence: "... I am at the Hotel Montmorency in Carcassone, just beneath the outer walls, and am being driven mad by a European keyboqrd (sic)...

BRAVO Ira!
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Old Sep 24th, 2007, 08:58 AM
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Ira really has to change light bulbs or risk becoming passe - please - SAVE THE WORKD change that bulb!
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Old Sep 24th, 2007, 09:53 AM
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Hey PQ,

You are aware that in addition to containing Hg, CFL last longer than regular bulbs only if you don't turn them on and off "too often"*?

* a currently unspecified number/day



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Old Sep 24th, 2007, 11:02 AM
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Ira - since i've never seen your buls) off i assume they are always on.

Change that bulb - Save the Planet!
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Old Sep 24th, 2007, 11:34 AM
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Ira, I have a CFL in my kitchen that I leave on 24 / 7. Do you think that is okay, or should I turn it off when it will not be needed for several hours? The only time it is off is when we have a hurricane. It burns out about every 5 years.
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Old Sep 24th, 2007, 12:58 PM
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I am fairly new and just pop in from time to time, but I am another Ira fan.

Fun thread...I can just imagine him blushing.
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Old Sep 24th, 2007, 01:15 PM
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Hi CB,

>I have a CFL in my kitchen that I leave on 24 / 7. Do you think that is okay, ..<

I think that the question should be addressed to PB.

Hi WT,

>Fun thread...I can just imagine him blushing.

Aw, shucks.

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Old Sep 25th, 2007, 05:54 AM
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<Ira - since i've never seen your bulbs off i assume they are always on.>

wow either ira re-wrote part of my last post or someone else did - weird - can someone explain that one to me - who put that face figure in - clever! Inside job?

About leaving the bulb on 24-7 and lasting five years - i think you are doing the right thing. And you, unlike some Luddites, are saving the planet!
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Old Sep 25th, 2007, 07:19 AM
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And now I must go get a life.

Oh, what the heck:
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Old Sep 25th, 2007, 10:59 AM
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Ira:

Mahalo ("thanks" in Hawaiian) for your patience and help. I can't tell you how much I appreciate it!
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Old Sep 27th, 2007, 10:29 AM
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we all do, gotta luv ira in spite of him being a Luddite (replace tha bulb, SAVE the planet!)
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Old Apr 27th, 2009, 11:21 AM
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You can see photos of Ira on Coco Cheri's website: myhomeindijon.com

I hope you are not disappointed!
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Old Sep 3rd, 2015, 12:39 PM
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Fodors moderators - please reinstate Ira.

He is a much respected, valued & valuable member of the Fodors
Community.

This decade old thread's sentiments are the same as those we feel today.
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Old Sep 3rd, 2015, 01:02 PM
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Love this Bikhara2, Yes fodors, let the wizard back into the lounge.
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Old Sep 3rd, 2015, 01:30 PM
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It's been so long since I've been to the lounge that didn't realize Ira had been suspended. But I understand why.
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