Introducing Bad Date Haiku

September 23, 2008 ·
Filed under: Area 51 

As some of you have probably noticed my posting of late has been a bit sporadic. The reason for this is two-fold:

  1. I have been very, very busy. Mostly with taking our pets to and from the veterinarian.
  2. I have at long last directed my attention to other creative endeavors.

Like this.

Bad Date Haiku came into being the way most good things do: procrastination. Last week my buddy over at Bad Advice and I were talking on the phone about bad dates. We both had better things to do but quite frankly we were having fun. At one point she rolled out a real doozy and it struck me:

That sounded a lot like a haiku.

I told her this and an hour later I got the ball rolling by emailing her my very own bad date haiku. Needless to say it snowballed from there. More people started participating, our inboxes got fuller and fuller and we finally decided “Why not share the joy with the world?”.

So we did.

At some point we’re going to roll this over into a bona fide web site. In the meantime you can savor Bad Date Haiku version 1.0 (as constructed by the ever fabulous Bad Advice) by clicking here. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as we enjoyed creating it! (WARNING: some images NSFW.)

Miss Heather

Interesting Consumer Item Of The Day: She Wha?

September 23, 2008 ·
Filed under: Area 51 

Recently a good friend of mine when out for drinks with a male buddy of hers. Upon leaving a bar she spied a very intoxicated gentleman (in a business suit, no less) drunkenly urinating on the side of a newspaper stand. This display really pissed her off (pin intended). I’ll let her take it up from here:

I was looking for something to launch into a tirade about anyway so I looked right at the guy “oh yeah, that’s what I like to see when I’m out enjoying my evening, some drunk moron with his d*ck out in public, making the whole world his toilet!”

Michael got very embarrassed and tried to walk away, but I started to get my camera phone out.  Then he doubled back and reprimanded me: “oh come on! Don’t’ do that!”

And I put it away because the walk signal changed –and I decided I’d rather go home anyway.  Then Michael says “he’s probably more embarrassed than you are!”

“What!?” I said.  “If he’s embarrassed, he should go into a f*cking mcdonalds, buy a coke, and use the restroom, like I would.”

Michael:  “come on, he’s obviously drunk.  He wouldn’t be doing it if he didn’t have to.”

Me:  “WTF-ever, I have been drunk in my day but I have NEVER *HAD* to stop in the middle of the street and pee.  This is why our city smells like a toilet.  It’s just uncivilized.  You know who pees out in public?  MY DOG.  Civilized human beings find proper toilets.”

Michael was obviously angered by my tirade and started walking away, turning his shoulder to me.  But I was all feist.

“What, you’re mad. Sorry.  I forgot.  He has a p*nis!  It is a man’s god-given right to whip it out whenever and wherever and relieve himself.   I’M SO SORRY, I FORGOT.  I BOW DOWN TO THE P*NIS!!!”

Michael was totally mortified that I was hollering this in public and decided that we should part ways for the evening. I asked him if he thought I was being belligerent, and he said YES.  I know I was being belligerent, but I didn’t care, and still don’t, actually.

What’s funny is if this guy had been puking, I would have felt sorry for him.  But nobody pees on the street “because they HAVE to,” unless they are homeless.

My friend could have let it go at this point. Could have. She didn’t. She’s a “follow through” kind of gal— which is why I learned the good news about “She Wee”. If you can’t beat  ‘em, join ‘em!

Yes, this is a real consumer item. My friend actually ordered one is trying to learn how to use it.* Apparently it comes with a hose so you can “direct” your yellow salvo where ever you want. Imagine that: now you and grandma can bond over writing your initials in the snow! Check out their web site for yourself. It’s quite something.

Miss Heather

*I’m trying to get her to post a dairy of her learning curve here on New York Shitty. We’ll see what happens. Keep your streams crossed!

Could Someone Please Explain This To Me?

September 23, 2008 ·
Filed under: Williamsburg 

From a distance I thought this was bus shelter. It isn’t. It is a BIKE shelter. This city cannot feed, clothe —much less house —it’s own citizens and it is outlaying money on things like this? Could someone please explain the logic at play here because quite frankly I’m not getting it.

Miss Heather

Williamsburg Photo du Jour: Gentrification

September 23, 2008 ·
Filed under: Williamsburg 

From Union Avenue.

Miss Heather

Boobification Photo du Jour: VIRIDIAN*

September 21, 2008 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

From Green Street.

Miss Heather

*Where they were busy at work today (UNTIL 10:17 p.m.). These gents have got to be the hard(on)est working men I know. I s’pose that’s why they waste their time catcalling woman and buying porn at the junk shop on their lunch hour.

I do not want to suggest the hard working men at this development are merely horny. They are choosy. They prefer their porn on DVDs. (VHS is beneath them.) When I proffered “Blackeyed Pees” (on DVD) to one such chap it did not suit his taste. He left.

TONIGHT ONLY

September 21, 2008 ·
Filed under: Bushwick 

Believe it or not the one thing I really hate about being too busy (and afterwards too damned tired) to keep my regular posting “schedule” is the stuff that falls between the cracks.

This is one such item which did, indeed, fall by the wayside. It comes from a reader named Tony. He writes:

You are cordially invited to an evening of artwork dedicated to and inspired by volcanoes.

Artist, performer & curator, Eliza Fernand has organized this group show, Volcano Love, as an initiative for artists that she knows to explore a theme that has been popping up in her own artwork.

It should be a fun night, with artwork in many mediums. This is a one-night only affair.

Artists include: Jessie Elder, Eliza Fernand, Emily M. Harris, Athena Kokoronis, Tony Luib, Jessie Marino, Jennifer Mills, Ayaka Nishina, Katie M. Parry, Diana Roffman, Emma Spertus, Mark Inglis Taylor

LUMENHOUSE
47 Beaver St @ Park St in Bushwick, Brooklyn
7 – 10pm
646-250-8913

3 blocks south of the J, M line – Flushing Ave stop
10 blocks south of the L line  – Montrose Ave stop

This one-night only event sounds like a lot of fun. Check it out!

Miss Heather

Williamsburg Photo du Jour: P-Doody

September 21, 2008 ·
Filed under: Dung of the Day, Other Shit, Williamsburg 

This image hails from North 12th Street and goes out to my pal P-Diddy. My advice to you Mr. Combs: watch where you walk.

Miss Heather

TONIGHT At Alphabeta

September 21, 2008 ·
Filed under: Crazy Cat Lady, Greenpoint Magic 

I was disheartened to learn this weekend that Greenpoint’s cutest Pit Bull (yes, they do exist— bad owners make bad dogs, they are not born that wayhear me, Mr. Vallone?), Bianca was badly injured. This evening Alphabeta will be hosting a benefit for her. The event kicks off at 6:00 p.m. Why not swing by and lend your support to this lovely lass?

Benefit for Bianca
September 21, 2008
6:00 p.m. – ???
Alphabeta
70 Greenpoint Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11222

Miss Heather

P.S.: In other news thanks to the hard work of the Friends of McGolrick Park and District Dog the new small dog run at McGolrick Park is OPEN. Pack up your petite pooch and check it out today!


A Very Special Pay Phone du Jour

September 21, 2008 ·
Filed under: Queens 

This pay phone hails from Liberty Avenue in Ozone Park and comes courtesy of Kevin Walsh of Forgotten New York. I’m not too sure which saint this is (I call him St. Detritus of Queens County) but he should head down to Court Square. There he will find a pay phone in dire need of divine intervention.

Miss Heather

This Shirt ROCKS!

September 19, 2008 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

Last night I saw a guy wearing this shirt on Franklin Street. I simply had to ask him about it. He said it was a gift but thought it was purchased on Manhattan Avenue somewhere near Nassau. Any Greenpointers out there know where? I simply MUST possess this item (for obvious reasons).

Miss Heather