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On the Sofa: GL Reader Comments

July 6th, 2008 · 2 Comments

On the Sofa RevWe return to our regular feature “On the Sofa,” which has been on hiatus for a couple of weeks. (We have, however, added a new feature in which we’ll be featuring individual comments on some days during the week as well.) In any case, heree is a random selection of comments left by GL readers during the previous week:

How to Get a Parking Ticket in Park Slope. “Wow, just, wow. Many factors have been noted, but let’s break it down: 1 – He DROVE from a different neighborhood to buy lawn furniture???? 2 – He did not drive to either Lowe’s or Home Depot, by Hamilton Avenue, or in Canarsie, where there are hand carts and ample PARKING. 3 – He took the wife, and KIDS who were young enough to require car seats. 4 – And this expedition required a STROLLER??? 5 – He chose to shop, from out of the area, with his car, with his family, at 7th Avenue’s likely second worse intersection (besides Union), that features a school/flea market, two Tarzians, Post Office with parking restrictions, a bus stop, hydrant, and until recently a crappy but busy brunch spot…” [Noisejoke]

And, Now, Proselytizing in Playgrounds. “If you plan to hold an event such as a puppet show, sing along, prayer meeting, or wish to distribute materials including fliers, books, samples, pamplets in a NYC playground or park you must first apply for and be approved for a permit. There is no law against proselytizing per se, but it sure is alarming when one’s children are approached by strangers and asked if they have been saved by J.C.” [Julie]

Beginning of a Funnel Cloud Over Brooklyn? “You can see Dick Cheney’ s face if you turn your laptop upside down and squint.” [Mod Squad]

Brooklyn Nibbles: Battle of the Bruschetta Escalates on 5th Ave. “No surprise that Aperitivo sucks. Isn’t it owned by the same people who own the god awful Sotto Voce? My wife and I ate there on our first night in the nabe and it was pretty sub-par.” [Mr. M]

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2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Eric // Jul 6, 2008 at 11:19 pm

    I think it’s a bit much to knock the guy for shopping at locally owned Tarzian’s rather than the soulless chains Home Depot and Lowe’s, don’t you?

  • 2 Noisejoke // Jul 7, 2008 at 12:14 am

    Actually, no. He insisted on driving to Tarzian with his wife and two small kids, then pulling the car in front of the place and jockeying around 7th ave between the bus stop and the hydrant. Then he mouthed off to a Brownie who had already given him a break. Are you equally as privileged, selfish, shortsighted and plain dopey?