Greenpoint Video Du Jour: Special National Hug Day Edition

January 21, 2009 by
Filed under: Crazy People, Greenpoint Magic 

Yesterday— to say the very least— was an interesting day. First it was finding a burned out car on India Street on the way to meet someone for lunch. Then when I was walking home on Franklin Street a SUV tore past me spewing forth the special perfume only to be found from smoldering high grade weed. I found the latter rather disturbing because (as many of my fellow Greenpointers can attest) the driving skills of my fellow Garden Spotters are marginal at best— even when sober.*

Anyhoo, these concerns quickly faded into the recesses of my consciousness when I reached Calyer Street. That’s when I was greeted with the sounds of shouting. As Jane Fonda so sagely observed in the movie Barbarella:

…good many dramatic situations begin with screaming…

This occasion was no exception. In fact one of the shouters was brandishing a 1 x 4 for added dramatic effect.

Maybe these gents are discussing the pluses and minuses of Michelle Obama’s inauguration gown? Everyone’s a critic I suppose. I for one thought it was very nice.

Miss Heather

*Watch how they parallel park, for example.


2 Comments on Greenpoint Video Du Jour: Special National Hug Day Edition

  1. Ryan Lee on Wed, 21st Jan 2009 1:34 pm
  2. Are they hugging vigorously? I hope so.

  3. missheather on Wed, 21st Jan 2009 1:49 pm
  4. I like that! I can almost hear them now:

    Man #1: I know that you voted for McCain, Joe. But today is dedicated to nation-wide reconciliation. Let’s have a group hug!

    Man #2: Aw, shucks George! You know I couldn’t stay angry at you for long!

    Man #1: Look I even got you this nice plank. It’ll fit in nicely with the collection in your library.

    Man #2: Gee, Thanks!

    Man #1: Are we still on for tonight’s group reading and discussion of “Ulysses”?

    Man #2: Sure, I’ll bring the VSOP.

    Man #1: See you after third shift!

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