I suspect I speak for many when I say I harbor no, zero, ZILCH enthusiasm regarding the upcoming election. Even though we, the voters, ostensibly have a “choice” the selection of candidates for the 2009 Mayoral Race strikes me as being tantamount to selecting between syphilis and gonorrhea. Either way you’re still sick.
Which brings me to a “write-in” candidate I discovered at the Lorimer Street entrance of the L train earlier today:
It would appear that someone on Manhattan Avenue has fallen off the wagon— or even our parking meters are in need a nic fix.
From (where else?) Bedford Avenue.
A great many interesting items surface at the junk shop. I suppose this is to be expected given the merchandise comes from estate sales, apartment clean-outs and storage facility auctions. In my experience the weirdest (and creepiest) items we have opened a box to encounter are as follows:
- Bottles of holy water with skin shavings in them.
- A funerary urn— occupied by someone who has departed this mortal coil.
- An incinerated woman’s nightgown with a sandwich encased in it. By Larry’s guesstimation these were about ten years old.
But the previous macabre examples are the exception— not the rule. Nonetheless culinary items do on occasion darken our doorstop. Today it was a box of Chinese herbs and what can best be described as a “squid on a stick”. Now toss in that Larry da Junkman has started a diet and therefore is a little daft for lack of caffeine and carbohydrates. Hilarity ensued.
Now jump forward to ten minutes later. Despite employing Febreeze AND aerosol air freshener the store was beginning to smell like beef jerky that had been marinated in someone’s ass. Something had to be done. And Larry got a very evil notion.
This post goes out to Catherine at Papasito’s for being a good sport!
Christina writes (in an email entitled “An Offer You Cannot Refuse”):
Go ahead, admit it…you know you want him!
You know, I have procrastinated coloring my hair because I simply cannot make up my mind. This may very well be the deal maker: clearly blondes do have more fun!* In Harlem, anyway.
*Or not. It has been brought to my attention that this solicitation has since been annotated.
Why can’t we all just get along?
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I have to admit, I’m pretty darned disappointed with the jack o’ lanterns to be found around Brooklyn this year. That is not to suggest I haven’t seen some cute ones. I have. But living in Greenpoint for ten years has predisposed me towards to grotesque (and downright gross). Luckily enough I found a couple of choice specimens today in the 11211. Here they are.
South 1st Street
This is more like it!
Ordinarily I frown upon illustrated pumpkins, but the sheer ingenuity employed here is truly noteworthy and deserving of a New York Shitty shout-out. Great job!
P.S.: I suppose no post about puking pumpkins would be complete without bringing back this oldie but goody from Halloween past which hailed from our very own Humboldt Street.
From North 1st Street.
While not as extensive as other Halloweeniana I have featured here thus far, this tableau (which hails from Z & J Wine and Liquor) tickled my funny bone. If you look very carefully you’ll notice a bottle of Sobieski vodka has been placed in the skull’s mouth. Nice.
In closing, dear readers, something closely resembling the sun appears to be in the sky. Methinks I will go out for a while and reacquaint myself with it! More to come later today.
Halloween will soon be upon us. Shortly thereafter will be yet another holiday of which yours truly is rather fond: Day of the Dead. On that note those of you in search something to do this Monday, November 2nd, need not look any further than Williamsburg’s very own El Puente Garden. From the CB1 Yahoo group:
You are invited to El Puente’s Espiritu Tierra Community Garden on November 2nd for our DÃa de los Muertos Celebration and Garden Fundraiser! The event will take place at the garden (on S. 2nd btw. Roebling & Driggs) from 4:30-6:30pm. This event is free and open to all ages; however, there will be food & raffle tickets for sale, and donations are always welcome…
Among the treats promised are educational games, movies, live performances, traditional food, an altar and art work by Chicano and Mexican artists. All proceeds will benefit El Puente’s community garden which, if you haven’t seen it already, you should. It’s impressive!
Day of the Dead Celebration
November 2, 2009 starting at 4:30 p.m.
El Puente Garden
South 2nd Street between Roebling Street & Driggs Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11211
I stumbled upon this most unusual piece of currency (and its creator, Christian Hooker) earlier this week on Norman Avenue. You can see more of his Dollar series (one of which graces the art collection of Russell Simmons!) by clicking here. Go ahead, he’s a really nice guy!
P.S.: On a related note, anyone care to guess where in Greenpoint the following can be found?