Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Oh my god, WHAT is that on Curtis Sliwa's forehead? I'm assuming it has something to do with Ash Wednesday, but it looks like the priest just sort of dipped his whole fist in ash and then mashed it on Sliwa's forehead. 

In other NY1 news - EXCELLENT vox pops this morning in a story on how the L train will soon be automated on weekends. The crew obviously just stopped at Bedford Ave; the people they interviewed looked like they were at a casting call for the next Harmony Korine movie. The first chick - we'll call her hipsterette #1 -- had pink hair and a lip piercing. She said something like, "uh, i dunoooooooo, having a train without a driver seems, like, really creeeeeepy." 

This was followed by hipsterette #2, who had a darker shade of pink hair and also sported a lip piercing. This comment was then followed by a dude with shaggy hair; he was definitely a hipster, but more of the Elephant 6 collective variety than the exit wound hairdo, electro pop variety. Anyway, it's been awhile since I have seen such a strictly representative sample of a neighborhood on any news broadcast, anywhere. 


  1. Please tell me that you're seeing the commercial for the Tyler Perry play in Manhattan as well. I'm driving the husband mad by constantly stating, "I know JESUS, and he's a WONDERFUL counselor."

  2. That's hilarious! I am planning on doing a whole post about the commercials alone in the very near future.