Greenpoint Video Du Jour: Leftovers

November 30, 2008 by
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 

This weekend George Diaz (of Latino Laughter renown) was kind enough to share a anecdote from his childhood with me. Those of you who have the pleasure of making George’s acquaintance probably know his tales are rarely of the Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm variety. The story I heard this Friday was no exception: it was about how a cockroach managed to crawl into his ear as a child and he had to go to a doctor to get it removed. The doctor not only extracted this critter with a pair of tweezers but also went to the trouble of stomping on it so George and his mother could see all the blood it had consumed.

As you can probably imagine the previous was not something I wanted to hear about while eating a taco. Noting my disgust George apologized. Nonetheless, for the past 48 hours I have been unable purge the previous imagery from my mind. It is now and (probably) forever seared into my memory. What’s more, it’s pretty damned gross. Probably more disgusting (although not by much) as this little bit of footage from Manhattan Avenue today. Enjoy! Bon apetit!

It would appear that we humans are not the only ones deluged with holiday leftovers.

Is it just me or is it sort of disturbing that this pigeon is (more or less) eating one of its own kind?

Miss Heather


3 Comments on Greenpoint Video Du Jour: Leftovers

  1. bitchcakes on Mon, 1st Dec 2008 11:28 am
  2. It’s because of stories like George’s that I sleep with ear plugs in. I’m terrified of that happening!!

    And in other pigeon news, I spotted a pigeon a few houses down yesterday who was limping/hopping- he had only one foot! And a broken wing! I saw him again this morning in front of the same house. It made me sad. 🙁

  3. mr. belvedere on Mon, 1st Dec 2008 2:54 pm
  4. i know an unlicensed “doctor” who makes a living almost exclusively from fishing cockroaches out of people ears. apparently its a big problem.

  5. nbenford on Mon, 1st Dec 2008 11:52 pm
  6. is there a new strain of blood-sucking cockroaches i’ve not heard about? i thought they liked benign things like soap.

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