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Dec. 8th, 2007

Come On In and Set a Spell

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Nov. 12th, 2007

We Were Expecting That Delivery Yesterday


Nov. 5th, 2007

Those Pesky Baths

I was just thinking, my youths would probably last a lot longer if they were waterproofed.

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Oct. 29th, 2007

What Would Mary Poppins Do?

I stopped over at The Brooklyn Paper today to follow the hubbub on Chalkgate.

So silly. Maybe the city should outlaw "Mary Poppins," and other similarly incendiary chalk-drawing influenced childrens' films. Stop that bad influence right in its tracks. There's much good reporting on this - Check it out on the excellently reported Gowanus Lounge. But, I digress. This is actually not what I found odd about the report in the Brooklyn Paper.

I came across this nugget in Editor Gersh Kunztman's story about the recent chalk artist arrest: "While we’re not surprised that the sergeant was reading Brooklyn’s real newspaper ..." And then I noticed that another employee of The Brooklyn Paper was referring to it as "Brooklyn's Real Paper" elsewhere.

You mean just like "The Daily News" is Manhattan's "actual" paper, or The New York Times is midtown's "absolute" paper? Way to promote the McBranding of Brooklyn. As for surreptitiously demeaning the other papers - really bad form.

Brooklyn's "real" newspaper?

As Poppins might say, "That's a piecrust promise. Easily made, easily broken."

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Sep. 11th, 2007

Baby On Board(s)

Roof Baby can be seen at the Park Slope Christian Center on Prospect Park West.
Bad baby. Bad.

Sep. 7th, 2007

Proceed With Caution

According to Wikipedia, a traffic warning sign is a type of traffic sign that indicates a hazard ahead on the road. I'd say this gem that I found along Coney Island Avenue qualifies.

I also found this alarming hieroglyph, nailed to an ancient phone pole sort-of-thing in Prospect Park. Very Carnivale-meets-The X-Files.

Bit of a makeover on the blog today. I like the grey. The template is called "Beckett," which I find a little pretentious, but ... ya know. I like the colors.
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Sep. 6th, 2007

Hipster Olympics

And there was much rejoicing when the folks over at the fine, fine blog, A Brooklyn Life posted one of the funniest things I have ever seen.