That’s Deena from “Jersey Shore” complaining about hanging out in Italy, for which the cast of the show were handsomely paid, I might add. And combine this with the fact that contestants on “The Bachelor” get to fly around the world for free, and it’s clear that’s it’s not the rich getting richer in this country, it’s the dumb.
This is from the New York Times’ latest ground-breaking, earth-shattering, blow-the-lid-off article on the new, hip Hudson Valley. Maybe this sounds familiar to you? It’s because they wrote about it last year. You can read the whole thing—part of it is sort of interesting—but as you read above there’s a paragraph where the words “Williamsburgian” & “Brooklynized” appear in one sentence. Don’t say I didn’t warn you!
For those accustomed to reading the paper and simply shaking their heads, I’ve come up with the reaction stages in dealing with these dispatches from the greatest journalism in the entire universe.
“Oh, they’re writing about Rockaway/bartender parties/something in a loft again? Impossible. They just wrote about it last week! It couldn’t possibly be—”
“Are you serious? Are they serious? I can’t even—”
“That person said what? What does ‘post-apocalyptic’ mean? Does everyone who went to Bennington talk like this? What are they even talking about? How did this even — “
“THEY CALL THIS THE BEST JOURNALISM IN THE WORLD? DO THEY KNOW THERE IS MORE TO THIS CITY THAN STUPID BROOKLYN JERKS AND THEIR NEWFOUND UPSTATE HOMES/BEACH RETREATS/DRINKING HABITS? WHY DON’T THEY EVER WRITE ABOUT —”
And here’s a little brain teaser for YOU: if Brooklyn is getting Portlandified (per the New York Observer), and the Hudson Valley is getting Brooklynized, when does Portland turn into the Hudson Valley?
Whoa. This is pretty cool. Where/when will it be?
Our first Sunset Social event - Rockaway Lifer and LES regular Pat Conlon is dropping by to host a mellow evening of beers, chillin’ and grillage. To facilitate the trip we’ll have our van shuttle running, leaving from 276 Bowery at 6pm and returning to the city from Rockaway at 9:30pm.
Leave a message if you want to come by so we’ve got plenty of room for everyone - 347.403.WAVE is the hotline. Invite to come as soon as Tumblr stops hating picture uploads…