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Thursday, July 15, 2021


There’s something wistful about the above scene, isn’t there? Colorfully-printed wrapping paper, still on the rolls, unceremoniously dumped into a city trashcan, never to conceal any Christmas or birthday gifts. On the other hand, it does brighten up an otherwise filthy public receptacle…

I cameraphoned this sight today, on the corner of 16th Street and 8th Avenue, at the lower edge of Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood. I liked the juxtaposition and composition, especially with the “Keep New York City Clean” legend emblazoned just below the can’s rim. For once, I think I nailed it photographically. Although you’ll have to see the full-sized Flickr version to get the total effect.

by Costa Tsiokos, Thu 07/15/2010 11:23pm
Category: New Yorkin', Photography
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Many many moons ago, a roommate of mine expressed to me how much he didn’t care for having cats in the house. But he did describe an exception to his rule:

If he were to have feline companionship, he’d keep not one cat, but three of them. He would name the first one “Yabba”, and the second one “Dabba”, and the third one “Doo”. Just so that when he had reason to call for them, he’d be justified in shouting out, “Yabba-Dabba-Doo!”.

No telling how this Modern Stone Age Family naming convention would work if a single cat’s attention were needed. Nor how to handle three meowing furballs once the novelty of the situation wore off. But I guess there are worse reasons for getting a pet.

by Costa Tsiokos, Thu 07/15/2010 10:39pm
Category: Comedy, Creative, Pop Culture
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