Posts tagged "New York City"

It’s Album Covers I Love time!
It looks so New York, but Dylan still looks fresh out of the midwest, a quality he would lose pretty quick. The city stretches off into nothing the way New York does, and the girl is clinging tightly to Dylan’s arm and smiling delightedly at the camera, like nothing in the world could be any better than kicking it with Bob right at that moment.

It’s Album Covers I Love time!

It looks so New York, but Dylan still looks fresh out of the midwest, a quality he would lose pretty quick. The city stretches off into nothing the way New York does, and the girl is clinging tightly to Dylan’s arm and smiling delightedly at the camera, like nothing in the world could be any better than kicking it with Bob right at that moment.


Das Racist – Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell (Wallpaper Remix)
Das Racist stop just barely short of sensical here; their musical “Who’s on First” skit doesn’t actually include a punchline. Even if one of the guys is thinking Pizza Hut, and the other is thinking Taco Bell, it shouldn’t take this much talk to clear up their precise location; these collaborative franchises tend to make clear both chains are represented within their walls. The joke, if it is a joke, works at a liminal level; the gag disappears if you see it anywhere but out of the corner of your eye. Yet maybe this is merely evidence of my desire to contrive cleverness out of grand stupidity: “Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell” really works because its shouted confusion and insistent funk bass is distinctly reminiscent of the experience of ending up in a crowded fast food restaurant after a night out. There’s a lot of noise, people are yelling at each other trying to work out what’s happening now and what’s going to happen next, and amidst fluorescent lights, fast-food grease and barely-appetizing odors, the party goes on.[10]
Jukebox says [6.00]. WRONG.
(pic from here)

Das Racist – Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell (Wallpaper Remix)

Das Racist stop just barely short of sensical here; their musical “Who’s on First” skit doesn’t actually include a punchline. Even if one of the guys is thinking Pizza Hut, and the other is thinking Taco Bell, it shouldn’t take this much talk to clear up their precise location; these collaborative franchises tend to make clear both chains are represented within their walls. The joke, if it is a joke, works at a liminal level; the gag disappears if you see it anywhere but out of the corner of your eye. Yet maybe this is merely evidence of my desire to contrive cleverness out of grand stupidity: “Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell” really works because its shouted confusion and insistent funk bass is distinctly reminiscent of the experience of ending up in a crowded fast food restaurant after a night out. There’s a lot of noise, people are yelling at each other trying to work out what’s happening now and what’s going to happen next, and amidst fluorescent lights, fast-food grease and barely-appetizing odors, the party goes on.
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Jukebox says [6.00]. WRONG.

(pic from here)


To the five boroughs.

You. Get out of here now. And not just out of this hospital, but off this island. Go, and never come back. Because if you ever set foot in Manhattan again, I will know. And I will destroy you.
-Blair Waldorf, “Gossip Girl,” Ep 03.21: Last Tango, Then Paris
You. Get out of here now. And not just out of this hospital, but off this island. Go, and never come back. Because if you ever set foot in Manhattan again, I will know. And I will destroy you.

-Blair Waldorf, “Gossip Girl,” Ep 03.21: Last Tango, Then Paris


In the book, the cool dad is a poetry editor who lives on West End Avenue and Ninety-ninth Street. That’s the kind of detail that tells you that von Ziegesar knows her stuff; to a New Yorker, the address telegraphs a lot about the character. In the show, the cool dad is a former rock musician who runs a struggling art gallery and lives in the hip Brooklyn neighborhood of Williamsburg, which doesn’t seem quite right, and neither does the fact that some of the Brooklyn scenes are clearly shot in the wrong neighborhood. (Hilariously, the Brooklyn of the TV show is so benign and “Dawson’s Creek”-y that a friend of the family habitually enters the apartment through an unlocked window.)
Nancy Franklin, “High School Confidential: Poor little rich kids on the CW,” The New Yorker, November 26, 2007

Vado - Large on the Streets (The Slime Flu, 2010)

I cosign this just for “Coke like Tiger Woods/Fuck with too much white.” Because I’m way too much of a sucker for that kind of punchline.

EDIT: Also, I kinda want dude’s jersey.


America has an amazing … six [cities]: New York City, Los Angeles (which contains Hollywood, palm trees, and little else), San Francisco (famous landmarks include (depending on genre) the Golden Gate bridge and a gay club, or the Golden Gate bridge and Star Fleet Headquarters), Detroit (as the urban hellhole of choice), Las Vegas (which is home to casinos and Elvis Impersonators) and Chicago (usually in gangster movies). Washington DC exists but consists solely of the White House, the Capitol, the Lincoln and Washington Memorials, and the Pentagon; it’s not actually a city. Outside the cities, there’s one generic Midwestern small town where everyone is white, middle-class, conservative, religious, honest, and full of common sense, if a little naive; one generic small Southern town where everyone is gossipy, racist, insular and even more conservative and religious than the folks in the Midwest town; and one small generic Western town where everyone is a taciturn, weatherbeaten cowboy. On rare occasions, spies will allude to the CIA headquarters in Langley, but are unlikely to mention that it is an actual town in Virginia.

The Urban Dictionary Guide to America: New York

New York

Basically the greatest state in the entire country…better yet, the world. New Yorkers are also the best people around. Sure, we can be arrogant and yes, from time to time we’re prissy bitches. But NOTHING is finer than a New York girl…or the taste of REAL pizza and bagels. We’re the only state that you can say “The City” and know you’re referring to NYC. We have the best shopping, the best Christmas Tree, the best Parades…oh right and the best baseball team that ever existed and I’m NOT talking about the Mets. All in all, New York rapes your state by being better in EVERY way imaginable. I <3 NY.

New York is so fetch.


Teddy Roosevelt, Itchy the Lucky Mouse in: Manhattan Madness (1919) in &#8220;The Simpsons,&#8221; Ep. 07.18: The Day the Violence Died (1996)

Teddy Roosevelt, Itchy the Lucky Mouse in: Manhattan Madness (1919) in “The Simpsons,” Ep. 07.18: The Day the Violence Died (1996)



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