Culture on the Cheap
People have different ideas of success. Some consider making ungodly amounts of money as being “successful”. In my opinion, nothing says “you’ve made it” like getting a shout-out from bedbugger.com. And as it would happen, this came to pass yesterday. To celebrate this most auspicious accomplishment, I have tapped into my growing archive of bedbug-related photos and present them here. Enjoy!
May 5, 2006
Location: 97 Green Street
This is the first bedbug-ridden mattress I photographed. For this reason it will always be a sentimental favorite to yours truly.
June 18, 2007
Location: 66 Greenpoint Avenue
The former owner of this piece of bedding chose to employ wit. That’s the thing about us Greenpointers, we have a very acerbic sense of humor. You pretty much have to nowadays.
July 17, 2007
Location: the vestibule of my apartment building
Naturally I found this to be a little disquieting. Is the Bedbug King trying to tell me something? I certainly hope not. What does a Bedbug King look like, for that matter? I never, EVER want to find out!
August 8, 2007
Location: 609 Metropolitan Avenue
This bedbug infested combo hails from Williamsburg. At a distance I thought someone was having furniture delivered to their apartment. Clearly I was wrong.
I do find it suspect that an exterminator claiming to be a “bed bug specialist” is located right across the street, though.
August 17, 2007
Location: India Street, in front of the Astral Apartments
The pouring rain didn’t stop me from documenting this, the latest (but hardly last) victim of the Greenpoint Bedbug Epidemic. This is getting a little too close for comfort.
Ask not for whom the Bedbug King comes, he comes for thee!