Culture on the Cheap
Spotted In The East Village: Vin Diesel
Filed under: 10003, Advanced Life Forms, BAD ASS, East Village, East Village Manhattan
As I was strolling down East 10 Street today I had the feeling I was being watched.
Sure enough, I was. By none other than Vin Diesel the star of the (certain to be) cinematic masterpiece Fast Five. Needless to say I went in for a closer look.
As I was shutter-bugging away the chap responsible for this tableau came out. I asked him what gives. He told me he found “Vin” on the street and simply had to bring him home and place it in his window. Being the citizen journalist I am I had to know:
I see Mr. Diesel has “SHOOT ME” written on him. Did you do this and if so, why? Do you have something against Mr. Diesel?
My new friend assured me he found Vin this condition and has no issues with Mr. Diesel or Fast Five whatsoever. Rather, he thought it would be fun to have passersby think Vin Diesel was watching them. He then opined:
His eyes seem to follow you. Try it!
The Mister “tried it” and we all concurred that they, in fact, do. As is often the case during my peregrinations, the tables were then turned: the questioner became the questionee! Yours truly was put in the “hot seat”.
Who is the guy next to him?
He asked. To wit I replied:
The Rock.* duh
I am pleased to report I passed this test with flying colors! It was at this time we wished each other well and parted ways. The Mister put it best when he said:
This is why I love living in New York City.
*Dwayne Johnson my ass. He will always be known to yours truly as “The Rock”.