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Wednesday, March 28, 2007
  Happy Days Are Here Again

America hates New York, reports the New Criterion blog, reports Roy at alicublog. Roy's reaction?
Thank fuck! I was really tired of them pretending not to.
Meanwhile, a commenter named "chuckling" - who appears to live somewhere in my own general vicinity - asks: are you talkin' to me?
I can understand why people hate New York. I hate it myself, but not for the BMA. That's one of the few things I actually like about this hellhole -- a stroll around Prospect Park, through the Botanic Garden, and a pass through the museum, especially if there's some anti-religious art or quasi-pornography, which there always is, and especially on a saturday night.

But Manhattan? All the animals come out there - ivy leaguers, skunk pussy Wellesley grads, stock brokers, tech dweebs, art directors, religious types, tourists in their white shorts, Walt fucking Disney, sick, venal. Someday a real rain will come and wash all this scum off the streets. I think someone should just take this city and just... just flush it down the fuckin' toilet.
Here - indeed - is a man who would not take it anymore.

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"Religious types"?

Wonder what he means here.

Hasidic Jews on 47th St? Sikhs with turbans? Muslim women with headscarves? Does he know them by their shaved heads and saffron robes?

Somehow I don't think he's referring to those with a deep love of Jesus.

Unless there's been an uptick of sandwich-board-wearing millenialists around Times Square?
My interpretation was the imported evangelicals in red t-shirts setting up "prayer stations" at every other corner in good weather. But I suppose he could have meant otherwise.

I was thinking about getting myself a sandwich board. Strictly for predicting minor apocalypses, like blackouts and transit strikes.
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