Talking Points 11/12
Best bars for the unemployed, karate Grandpa and more notables from around the NYC web
Published at 12:33 AM EDT on Jul 18, 2009 | Updated at 12:34 PM EST on Nov 12, 2008
- A Bronx grandfather took down three muggers with the karate skillz he learned as a teen.
- So a guy walks into a subway station to buy a MetroCard swipe and the woman in the booth says, "That'll be $3." Ha, ha. It's funny because it's true.
- Yesterday, when we told you about Obama babies, it was mostly (all?) conjecture. But Newsweek, being a
dead-trees relic bona fide news outlet, is doing actual reporting about it. So c'mon, tell the nice journalist: Did you get it on November 4 in the name of democracy or what?
- Time Out - ever useful - has a roundup of places where pink-slipped media types can go to spend their severance (as if they get severance - ha!). And is it just us, or does ex-Gawker writer Moe Tkacik really look like Tori Spelling in this picture, if Tori Spelling let her hair grow, dressed like a normal person, and grew up in a different family on a different coast?
- Ex-homeless trash scavenger and noonday drunk David Abramski is now New York City's most popular bus driver! A charming tale, NYC Transit, but we're still pissed about the $3-fare thing.
- Manhattan apartment vacancy rates rising - you may just score that $3000-a-month Soho studio after all!
- Think you got problems? Over at Williamsburg's PS 132 (not to be confused with Park Slope's baby-genius incubator PS 321), the playground is "like Club Med for rats."
- The Times copy desk will have none of Diddy's "bitchassness." It is entirely unfit to print. And in related news, MSNBC's Joe Scarborough's been placed on tape delay after letting his F-bomb fly.
- …& ICYMI: Li-Lo and Bond didn't get the memo about acceptable terminology to use when referring to people of color.
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