December 10, 2003

On New York

Anil Dash on the True Center of the Universe

There's a tendency for any positive dialogue about New York to be seen as unseemly, the vain preening of a city already too obsessed with itself. This is mostly the opinion of people whose impression of New York City is stuck somewhere between 15 and 25 years ago, when subway cars were still covered in graffiti, and when city parks were dangerous instead of idyllic. I'm fine with people's outdated notions of New York, though; It keeps them from overcrowding the city with their tourism.

Posted by ronn at December 10, 2003 09:51 PM

I'm really not sure what to think about Anil. He's so in love with Fresh Direct (remember Kozmo?), he's calling Justin Timberlake the new King of Pop (hardly) AND he thinks that Outkast's "Rosa Parks" was in honor of her (*rolls eyes*) ... Posted by: Donald on December 10, 2003 11:48 PM
LOL There can only be one King of Pop, no matter the current bullshit surrounding him. Justin is good for a quick lay, maybe. And as much as I love Rosa, it's time to move on. She should just enjoy the remainder of her years. Fresh Direc?! Puh-leeeze! I'm in Brooklyn, we ain't lazy MFers needing folk to deliver our shit. Posted by: ronn on December 11, 2003 12:00 AM
Thankfully the city isn't overrun with tourists. ;-) Posted by: PatCH on December 13, 2003 12:13 PM
Oh, and if anyone wasn't paying attention, that was sarcasm. Posted by: PatCH on December 13, 2003 12:14 PM
I'm not crazy, donald, I just like playin' crazy. :) Posted by: Anil on December 13, 2003 06:26 PM
PatCH: I ain't being sarcastic -- I freaking hate (clueless) tourists. Anil: Playin' crazy is the true sign of a New Yorker. Posted by: ronn on December 13, 2003 09:43 PM
No, no, no. I was being sarcastic. Sorry for the confusion, folks. Please step back behind the yellow line. Posted by: PatCH on December 13, 2003 09:54 PM
Poor PatCH. Hopefully your corpse will be photographed by jerkoffs, er... visitors from around the world. ;-) Posted by: ronn on December 13, 2003 09:59 PM