Monday, May 19, 2008

Start spreading the news

Herewith is another sack of nuggets from the NYTimes for my wingnut friends who are proud they don’t read that rag. Pity. If the politics bother you, don't read those stories. Leave them for us elitists from Lubbock. The fabric of NY City is so rich. Witness:

What goes down does not always come up. Not in New York. Despite one billion dollars and 200 full-time (albeit poorly trained) repairmen, two-thirds of the city’s subway elevators broke down last year with people trapped inside. Taxi.

Give peas a chance: the Veggie Pride parade kicked off in the meat packing district. People caught the spirit and came dressed as bananas, broccoli or pigs and bloodied cows. A giant pink replica of the human colon, polyps and all, brought up the rear. Bad. That’s bad.

How can this be? Fully 66 percent of American adults are overweight or obese. Yet every day, we toss 27 percent of America’s food into the garbage. Waste happens at the supermarket, in restaurants and cafeterias and in your very own kitchen. Read “One Country’s Table Scraps, Another Country’s Meal."

First entry in Metropolitan Diary: A man pulled up in a car on Eighth Avenue in Midtown, and shouted to a woman sitting in the doorway of a fortune-telling parlor, “Will I get a ticket if I park here?” She replied with a shrug, “I don’t know.”


The South Plainsman said...

I read the NY Times online daily, just with the understanding that the is a rather severe leftish bias in the political/military/ foreign affairs reporting. If they moved toward the center, where most folks are, maybe they wouldn't be losing so much circulation and revenue.

New York is a very interesting place. I was introduced to a $5 cup of coffee there long before there was a Starbucks. Each day spent there seemed like a week to this country boy.

Anonymous said...

I couldn't live without the NYTimes.

Anonymous said...

I'm glad you recognize that us rednecks from the hub city are true elitist.
What few times I have read the New York Slimes, I know where the idea of biased reporting comes from.
The first time I was in NYC,We went to a place called Jans Ice Cream Parlor. I ordered a rather mixed up conglomeration of ice cream called 'The Kitchen Sink'. They actually served the mixture in a small sink. I couldn't finish it.
The next time up there was to go to the World's Fair.We took the subway out there and really got to see a lot of the Big Apple.
The city is great but the newspaper sucks.--- Goose

The Whinging Geezer said...

Thanks for reminding me...I forgot to read the Metropolitan Diary yesterday. As a displaced New Yorker currently living in the WashDC area, I still have the NY Times delivered daily. You can take the New Yorker out of New York, but you can't take New York out of the New Yorker.

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