Culture on the Cheap
Fozzie Bear: Rest In Pieces
It has been awhile since I have seen dear old Fozzie, the DOTmobile’s mascot.
The date was July 25, 2007 and he had clearly seen better days. I even wrote an obit for Greenpoint’s furry friend. But almost a year later I discovered I was a bit premature reporting of his demise.
Per a reliable source at the Department of Transportation I have learned that Fozzie’s body was “ripped off”. It is unclear whether this gentlemen used the term “ripped off” to denote that his body was stolen or irrevocably separated from his head. Maybe he meant both? In any case, he is no longer with us.
Alas poor Fozzie, I knew him well.
Those of you wishing to send your condolences should know that Fozzie is survived by Barney the Dinosaur and the hardworking men at the Department of Transportation depot at 130 Clay Street. May he rest in peace.