The Word On The Street, Part II: Arranged By Author

Drinking Smoking and ScrewingNYS

As spotted at Shakespeare & Company Books on Broadway. It should be noted this section is to be found in the front of said establishment. I noted to the staff present (tongue firmly in cheek) that I found this taxonomy system quite inspired. Not only did I spy (and purchase) a Charles Bukowski novel I do not presently possess, but fellow patrons would be spared having to trifle/mix with my fellow degenerates. I’m not terribly certain they “got it”. In any case (since I was in a “sharing” kind of mood), I pointed to a pair three foot tall pair of rainbow “fairie” wings* I had in tow and stated that all I had left to do was hit the liquor store and my Friday night was set!

P.S.: Those of you who are curious (and you know who you are) can view this image in larger format by clicking here.

*For those of you who are wondering, carrying a pair of fairie wings around south Manhattan does not elicit a lot of curiosity. After all, this is New York City. However, I did have one fellow, a rather nattily dressed 50-something African American gentleman, question me about them.

Dapper Dude: I can understand why someone would be carrying a pair of fairy wings around Halloween. But is is March. What are they for?
Me: (grinning ear to ear) I’m going to liven up my marriage.
D.D. (after taking this in): Are you married?
Me: Yes I am!
D.D.: (Gives me a thumbs up)

For those of you who are wondering (and cringing) I was not telling the truth. I simply did not feel like explaining that I planned to “repurpose” them for/integrate them into a Winged Hussar costume. I opted to take the shortest and most entertaining route!


One Comment on The Word On The Street, Part II: Arranged By Author

  1. India St. Kali on Mon, 4th Mar 2013 3:42 pm
  2. A few years back I was walking past the coffee shop on 6th Ave. just north of 14th Street. There was a guy sitting at a window table dressed normally, but wearing big white feathered wings much like the Victoria’s Secret angel models. Not near Halloween or Christmas and it was early afternoon as I remember. So no, wings are not an unusual sight downtown.

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