Spotted On Clay Street: Genius
Filed under: 11222, BAD ASS, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Stuff That Makes Miss Heather Happy
As many folks who reside in the Garden Spot or have followed this site for any appreciable period of time can attest: the 11222 loves them some liquor. It should be noted, however, that the imbibing of intoxicating substances is not in and of itself a problem; it is what follows the consumption of said substances (as demonstrated by the above chap spotted by yours truly stopping traffic at the intersection of Greenpoint Avenue and Manhattan Avenue this afternoon) that can create a conundrum. Mind you, this gent is at least upright. The same cannot be said of most of his brethren hereabouts; these individuals have reached (or simply maintain) a level of inebriation which renders all motor function null and void. Thus the question becomes:
How can we give these people mobility?
Well on Clay Street today, gentle readers, yours truly found the answer!
Behold an idea whose time has come: the motorized bar stool!
As you can see this bad boy sports 3.5 horsepower…
is aptly enough called the “Bar Fly” and will (hopefully) be coming to a watering hole or bike lane near you! (Manhattan Avenue or the Pulaski Bridge, perhaps?)
UPDATE, 8:00 p.m.: I have received a most fascinating email!
A chap named Adam (who took the above photograph) writes:
So that guy that you photographed stopping traffic on the intersection of greenpoint and manhattan was doing so because he got kicked out of the mcdonalds. I was there having some cheeseburgers with my roommate when, from the corner of my eye, I noticed small plumes of smoke emanating from this guy’s general direction. Upon further inspection I noticed the said gentleman enjoying a cigarette, inside the McDonalds. This photo pretty much sums it up, pure serendipity.
UPDATE, 9:55 p.m.: It has been brought to my attention that this item can be purchased online. CAVEAT: it’ll cost you.