NYC: July 2003 Archives

I spent the evening in the East Village, meeting my friend Cynthia at Benny's East, a regular meeting spot for us over the last 13 years. As I was walking there, I was aware of how bourgeois (and old) I feel now, but then I see an abomination such as some frat boy walking on 13th Street between 1st and A and I realize I'm not much of an intruder after all.

I ran into a certain blogger on the way there, but I used his secret agent name rather than his meatspace name, and he didn't realize I was talking to him at first.

After Benny's we went to our favorite East Village music store, Etherea. I was somewhat stunned to notice the tattoo on the Williamsburg-esque young man working there: Arbeit Macht Frei, accompanied by a yellow star.


Am I the last person to hear about All Too Flat -- the geeky humor site? I heard about their Rubik's Cube stunt via Travelers Diagram.

They transformed the Tony Rosenthal sculpture at Astor Place into a Rubik's Cube, via safe materials that wouldn't harm it. Plus, they provide cute pictures of themselves as they do it. I'm reminded a bit of the nephews -- the sons of James's brother.

I think my favorite member is Kenny B -- check out the blog. They also provide a page of Geeks Gone Wild at Mardi Gras.


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