Spotted On Jefferson Street: The Mother of Invention

Yours truly has spied a number of fascinating urban artifacts during her peregrinations around north Brooklyn. Without argument this one takes the cake. Initially I thought this was some kind of homemade weapon. Upon closer inspection I concluded this item is, in fact, a piece of fitness equipment. More specifically: a barbell.

As you can see, two mop handles, four bricks, duct tape and packing tape have been pressed into service.

Here’s one end.

Here’s the other.

This is pretty damned brilliant if you ask me. In closing, I would like to give a BIG New York Shitty salute to the (anonymous) creator of this item. It’s ingenuity such as this that puts north Brooklyn head and shoulders above the rest. Bravo!

Miss Heather


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