I couldn't stop laughing at his "deconstruction" of New York City smugness in The The Ordinary Person's Guide to Empire State of Mind:
Hey New York City! Please pretend to be humble. We know we're awesome. We don't have to rub it in.
While Joy and I were out in Park Slope (between escourting our son to his first day of after shool and picking up palm cards from the Central Brooklyn Independent Democrats to inflict on voters tomorrow) we ran into our friend and candidate Josh Skaller. As we chatted, we noticed someone knocking on doors and wondered which candidate they were canvassing for. We figured out it wasn't a candidate's campaign but Planned Parenthood canvassing for recurring donors.
We realized their timing was way off since, with primary day tomorrow, they would be facing neighborhoods already saturated by canvassers. We decided to go talk with them and let them know not to feel too put off by the reception they had gotten. Sure enough, they told us that the guy they had talked to had already had 5 campaigns knock on his door and was NOT in the mood for talking. As we chatted with the Planned Parenthood canvassers, I noticed the guy they had just talked to coming back to the door...on which he hung the following sign:
(picture by Joy Romanski)
I think these poor people have been saturated by canvassers! One more day people and it will all be over...except for the runoffs for Public Advocate and Comptroller!
As a Puerto Rican black woman with a graduate education and a new media platform in the form of a blog, it is my duty to rally my people into a frenzy of il-advised yet necessary reverse racist shenanigans. It is the Puerto Rican Woman Of Color's (aka, PRWOC) burden to bring meaning and a sense of purpose to the lives of oppressed white men like Newt Gingrich and Rush Limbaugh.
So please, let's make sure that we get on with the program of alienating, belittling and oppressing that most fragile of ethnic and gender groups in the United States, the disgraced former lawmaker and republican ex-speaker of the House. Let's make sure that we play our manifest destiny of bringing oppressive woe to the likes of Newt Gingrich. Or to poor drug abusing, child prostitution enabling underpriviledged chaps like Rush Limbaugh.
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Can't. Stop. Smiling.
Just my silly thought on Bloomberg's attempt to get on line B.