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2010-07-27 02:35:55 PM
perdu: #22: Hang out outside of an Italian-American social club in Little Italy, Lincoln Center, hoping to get a glimpse of a Soprano
 
2010-07-27 02:36:03 PM
Confabulat: I know, that's hilarious. So FOOD is cheaper in NYC than the rest of the US, SlothMD? Cause I got a 99-cent menu at every Wendy's in town. Two bacon cheeseburgers, 5 nuggets, and a side of fries comes out to about $4.23 in my world, and I can go all day with that.

How cheap is your NYC food exactly?


It's so cheap that dollar menu items in Manhattan are $2.
 
2010-07-27 02:36:47 PM
Confabulat: I know, that's hilarious. So FOOD is cheaper in NYC than the rest of the US, SlothMD? Cause I got a 99-cent menu at every Wendy's in town. Two bacon cheeseburgers, 5 nuggets, and a side of fries comes out to about $4.23 in my world, and I can go all day with that.

Again, FOOD, not CRAP. Wendy's isn't food. I'm talking about real food, with real ingredients, and real flavors. A good fresh falafel, or slice of pizza, or spiced beef patty, or gyro.
 
2010-07-27 02:37:03 PM
Disclaimer: Meh, you can keep New York. I'll stick with Portland. The weather is better and the people are laid back.

And we hardly ever get blown up in disaster movies by tourrists.


FTFY
 
2010-07-27 02:37:48 PM
belhade: I was just wondering who the "celebrity" on panel 2 was.

Duh, I just looked at the slideshow again.

That doesn't look like Timberlake to me.
 
2010-07-27 02:39:46 PM
2. New Yorkers don't gawk at celebrities; instead, we act nonchalant and then submit our sightings to Gawker Stalker.

16. No, the standard tip amount it still 15% (but not to the penny, you dicks -- you can leave an extra buck or two). Maybe it's different if you go to Morton's Steakhouse or a similar expensive-for-the-sake-of-being expensive place, because if you're going to pay too much for mediocre food, might as well pay too much for mediocre service, too.

17. You know Harlem's safe; there's a Starbucks at the corner of MLK and Malcom X, for god's sake. But that doesn't mean that the ENTIRE city is safe. I wouldn't recommend wandering around Brownsville or East New York, for example. Stick with neighborhoods you've heard of.

21. Ix-nay on the outer-ay oroughs-bay! Some of us want to continue enjoying our neighborhoods without the presence of double-decker buses and obese Midwesterners.
 
2010-07-27 02:40:39 PM
slothMD: Confabulat: I know, that's hilarious. So FOOD is cheaper in NYC than the rest of the US, SlothMD? Cause I got a 99-cent menu at every Wendy's in town. Two bacon cheeseburgers, 5 nuggets, and a side of fries comes out to about $4.23 in my world, and I can go all day with that.

Again, FOOD, not CRAP. Wendy's isn't food. I'm talking about real food, with real ingredients, and real flavors. A good fresh falafel, or slice of pizza, or spiced beef patty, or gyro.


They've got some pretty decent cart good in New York. They also have some terrible cart food in New York. Ever get a hot dog in Battery Park? Awful.
 
2010-07-27 02:40:46 PM
shoegaze99: It's so cheap that dollar menu items in Manhattan are $2.

Let me guess - McDonalds Times Square?
 
2010-07-27 02:41:28 PM
ThatGuyGreg: Confabulat: Do New Yorkers REALLY think they are that special?

No, just the people that have just moved there/are there for college.

99.9% of New Yorkers live lives nothing like the TV or movies.

/they also know that the "1 & 9" is no longer, and hasn't been for years.


I still call it the one nine out of habit =\
 
2010-07-27 02:41:43 PM
slothMD: Confabulat: I know, that's hilarious. So FOOD is cheaper in NYC than the rest of the US, SlothMD? Cause I got a 99-cent menu at every Wendy's in town. Two bacon cheeseburgers, 5 nuggets, and a side of fries comes out to about $4.23 in my world, and I can go all day with that.

Again, FOOD, not CRAP. Wendy's isn't food. I'm talking about real food, with real ingredients, and real flavors. A good fresh falafel, or slice of pizza, or spiced beef patty, or gyro.


Oh yeah, you have to travel to NYC for that sort of thing. We've never heard of such fancy words here in the wilderness, right?

I know, I know, there's no REAL pizza or gyros or falafels outside of the stateline right?

How much does a slice of pizza on the street cost you? I usually pay $1 here for two here.

OH WAIT THAT'S NOT NEW YORK PIZZA!
 
2010-07-27 02:42:11 PM
SharkInfested: Please don't take advice about DC from suburban nitwits. If you have to 'drive into the city' or break people who do live here down into the most ridiculous stereotypes, you're not from DC. If you live in Vienna or whatnot, you're from Virginia, NOT DC. 99 percent of the people that I know (and who actually DO live in DC) don't fit into your stereotypical catagories that show about as much knowledge of the city as your average tourist does after a weekend here.

As someone who is a Virginian and has lived on the outskirts of DC her whole life there are plenty of stereotypes to go around that city. How do I know this? Because, my friend, I too have several friends and colleagues who live within the District and they fit marvelously into the typical urban stereotypes with that stuffy and somewhat conservative twist to it due to the percentage of people who work for the government. Also, yeah, I have to 'drive into the city' when I work or go in for recreational reasons but I know my way around just as well as the people who live there.
 
2010-07-27 02:43:01 PM
New Yorkers are a lot like Apple fanbois.

No wonder they called it the Big Apple; same thing.

Pay too much for the same crap but it's shinier; and you think you're cool cause you did.
 
2010-07-27 02:44:17 PM
Confabulat: slothMD: Confabulat: I know, that's hilarious. So FOOD is cheaper in NYC than the rest of the US, SlothMD? Cause I got a 99-cent menu at every Wendy's in town. Two bacon cheeseburgers, 5 nuggets, and a side of fries comes out to about $4.23 in my world, and I can go all day with that.

Again, FOOD, not CRAP. Wendy's isn't food. I'm talking about real food, with real ingredients, and real flavors. A good fresh falafel, or slice of pizza, or spiced beef patty, or gyro.

Oh yeah, you have to travel to NYC for that sort of thing. We've never heard of such fancy words here in the wilderness, right?

I know, I know, there's no REAL pizza or gyros or falafels outside of the stateline right?

How much does a slice of pizza on the street cost you? I usually pay $1 here for two here.

OH WAIT THAT'S NOT NEW YORK PIZZA!


New York style Pizza is fantastic in New York. It's also pretty good outside of New York. How is it better? I don't know. It just is. It's inexplicable.
 
2010-07-27 02:44:52 PM
Confabulat: There's only been a million movies and TV shows about their cliched overpriced noisy lives that no one in their right mind envies.

BlorfMaster: Im just visiting to see how the animals live in their over-priced zoo. I don't want to BE one of them.

"overpriced"..."overpriced"..."overpriced"
"crowded"..."crowded"..."crowded"
Why are these the backbone of all criticism of New York? Where else in American can you get two ounces of Spanish saffron for $50? A five ounce package of Boursin cheese for $1.25? My maintenance is $550 a month, in the East Village. I know people in other, lesser, so-called "metropolises" (which really aren't - they're just unusually dense instances of suburban sprawl. LA, Houston, Chicago, I'm looking at you.) who are paying double that in rent to live in crumbling apartments in neighborhoods that are more than a half mile walk from the nearest bodega.

slothMD: shoegaze99: No, not when you're eating out it isn't. It's more expensive to eat out in NY than in most parts of the country, and for the last several years food prices have been rising there faster than elsewhere.

So, no. No, not cheaper food.

Then times have changed - used to be you could eat pretty well from little corner shops and holes in the wall for almost nothing.


Yeah, this exactly. Times haven't changed. If you don't know how to shop for food, and gauge the price of food based on where the majority shops in a relatively affluent city, food prices will look high. I imagine any survey gauging the cost of dining out in NY doesn't account for the people who consider it "dining out" when you get 25¢ pierogis from a bunch of old Ukranian women in a basement cafeteria or a 75¢ samosa from Pak Punjab. The $11, four course meal at Spice Cove might not pack as many calories into you as $11 would buy at McDonald's (which, for some reason, people, i.e. those I know from Dallas, call "a restaurant"...), but it's far better food.

When I was in school, I was eating for less than $3 a day. And I was eating well. You go to most other cities in the country, and eating cheaply means getting fast food. (And nobody farking walks anywhere! They drive the distance to the frikkin' fast food monger that would have only been a 10 or 15 minute walk.) I've been to all but 4 states (AK, MT, ND, SD) and spent much time in many other cities. New York is still the best this country has to offer, I wish I was still living there. LA is the worst place I've ever been. (I had posted that comment as a Facebook status months ago, and apparently I have friends who have moved there from NYC and actually like it. They asked me where I was, I said Santa Monica, and they got all uppity, saying "That's the best part of the city! What's wrong with you?" But it really was the most stuck-up, sprawling, ugly, filthy, nothing-to-do, accident of urbanism I've ever visited.)
 
2010-07-27 02:44:54 PM
I really enjoyed my recent trip to NYC. And, yes, I do stick out like a sore thumb, 6'5, blindly white, clumsy and thick southern drawl.

That said, met some insanely polite people, more-so than I've seen in some southern cities like Charlotte, Atlanta or New Orleans.

Had one Puerto Rican couple come up to me and the wife on the subway when they saw we were a mite confused. Asked us where we were going, and then said, "Meh...it's not our stop, but follow us." Took us right there, smiled, and then walked away. Probably took them about 15-20 minutes out of there way. I've never seen that anywhere.

Same with a jogger in Central Park. Stopped his jog, came over and pointed us toward a park map and even gave us some suggestions.

Same with the train attendants (coming into the city from Hewlitt). Took our ticket and then without prompting would tell us exactly where we needed to go, what train we needed to get on, etc.

Only rude behavior was catching the train back to Long Island late one Friday Night/Saturday Morning. Never seen so many ill-bred, ill-behaved 18-24 year olds, that was definitely a sight but meh....

Was probably more frightened wandering the streets of New Orleans than NYC. But, maybe we just got lucky?
 
2010-07-27 02:44:57 PM
Treygreen13: They've got some pretty decent cart good in New York. They also have some terrible cart food in New York. Ever get a hot dog in Battery Park? Awful.

Fortunately, no - Battery Park was never in my list of things to do. Depending on whether it was pleasure or work, I was either grabbing a slice with family up around Tremont and Morris Park, or grabbing something tasty around Broadway, Times Square, or 60th and Park, or something less tasty down around Water and Wall.
 
2010-07-27 02:45:23 PM
Treygreen13: They've got some pretty decent cart good in New York. They also have some terrible cart food in New York. Ever get a hot dog in Battery Park? Awful.

LOVE the street vendors. Whenever I go into a city for a show, that's my default if we're not planning on eating out. It's a crapshoot, of course, because when it's bad it's AWFUL, but when you get a good one it's always heavenly garbage.
 
2010-07-27 02:46:13 PM
Oh, and fark it. I love cosmos so I have to disagree with them there.

Sweet, sweet drunkening :-)
 
2010-07-27 02:46:50 PM
slothMD: beavens: Treygreen13: Apparently I was blending in after all.

Confabulat: If that article is even halfway true, then they left off :

#22: You're not a pretentious douchebag who thinks he lives in a secret civilization.

Ok, I laughed. Seriously.

The one on the list that cracked me up is the "a 15% tip is insulting here in New York". Tough shiat. If you're such a cockbag of a waiter that a 15% gratuity is insulting then you need to get a different job.

came here for this.

+1

Since this is a difficult concept for some of you, let me explain it really simply: In NY, unlike in most other parts of the country, the FOOD is really cheap, and the LIVING EXPENSES are really high. 15% of a cheaper food bill doesn't go as far in paying for higher living expenses.


Poor baby. Maybe, oh, I don't know, MOVE. Or get a real job. Or kill yourself. Either way, quit whining asshole.
 
2010-07-27 02:47:03 PM
Treygreen13: New York style Pizza is fantastic in New York. It's also pretty good outside of New York. How is it better? I don't know. It just is. It's inexplicable.

Probably the water and air interacting with the dough. Kinda like how there's no such thing as San Francisco Sourdough outside SF.
 
2010-07-27 02:47:34 PM
poot_rootbeer: I'd have complained to her manager. Or abducted and killed her.

Either one is an option for a waitress dumb enough to chase a customer into the parking lot.


I'm just not a complaining guy. I don't feel I'm that important.

I leave all that stress to the guy in the McDonald's line that won't leave until he gets an extra ketchup packet. I paid 17 dollars, and that's with beer. It's not like they'll really hurt if some nobody from Virginia says he's not coming back. I choose not to act like my 17 dollars entitles me to a backrub and a song.

For the price I just couldn't care entirely. I didn't even care to create a conflict in the first place and she could have taken her 15% and moved on. She wouldn't have heard a peep from me if she hadn't tried to shake me down for more money in the parking lot.
 
2010-07-27 02:47:46 PM
Gharlans: Confabulat: There's only been a million movies and TV shows about their cliched overpriced noisy lives that no one in their right mind envies.

BlorfMaster: Im just visiting to see how the animals live in their over-priced zoo. I don't want to BE one of them.

"overpriced"..."overpriced"..."overpriced"
"crowded"..."crowded"..."crowded"
Why are these the backbone of all criticism of New York? Where else in American can you get two ounces of Spanish saffron for $50? A five ounce package of Boursin cheese for $1.25? My maintenance is $550 a month, in the East Village. I know people in other, lesser, so-called "metropolises" (which really aren't - they're just unusually dense instances of suburban sprawl. LA, Houston, Chicago, I'm looking at you.) who are paying double that in rent to live in crumbling apartments in neighborhoods that are more than a half mile walk from the nearest bodega.

slothMD: shoegaze99: No, not when you're eating out it isn't. It's more expensive to eat out in NY than in most parts of the country, and for the last several years food prices have been rising there faster than elsewhere.

So, no. No, not cheaper food.

Then times have changed - used to be you could eat pretty well from little corner shops and holes in the wall for almost nothing.

Yeah, this exactly. Times haven't changed. If you don't know how to shop for food, and gauge the price of food based on where the majority shops in a relatively affluent city, food prices will look high. I imagine any survey gauging the cost of dining out in NY doesn't account for the people who consider it "dining out" when you get 25¢ pierogis from a bunch of old Ukranian women in a basement cafeteria or a 75¢ samosa from Pak Punjab. The $11, four course meal at Spice Cove might not pack as many calories into you as $11 would buy at McDonald's (which, for some reason, people, i.e. those I know from Dallas, call "a restaurant"...), but it's far better food.

When I was in school, I was eating for less than $3 a day. And I was eating well. You go to most other cities in the country, and eating cheaply means getting fast food. (And nobody farking walks anywhere! They drive the distance to the frikkin' fast food monger that would have only been a 10 or 15 minute walk.) I've been to all but 4 states (AK, MT, ND, SD) and spent much time in many other cities. New York is still the best this country has to offer, I wish I was still living there. LA is the worst place I've ever been. (I had posted that comment as a Facebook status months ago, and apparently I have friends who have moved there from NYC and actually like it. They asked me where I was, I said Santa Monica, and they got all uppity, saying "That's the best part of the city! What's wrong with you?" But it really was the most stuck-up, sprawling, ugly, filthy, nothing-to-do, accident of urbanism I've ever visited.)


That is either one of the best satires of a New Yorker I've ever read, or well...
 
2010-07-27 02:48:55 PM
poot_rootbeer: 2. New Yorkers don't gawk at celebrities; instead, we act nonchalant and then submit our sightings to Gawker Stalker.

My brother and sister-in-law used to live in Brooklyn before they moved to Maplewood (basically the place in New Jersey where you find transplanted Brooklyners) and they would see celebrities all the time near their neighborhood or their park. It's basically just like this where they ignore the famous people, bro even walked past a stoop where Heath Ledger and Michelle Williams drinking lemonade. SIL took the twins to a park sandbox where one of the really recognizable actresses from one of the Law & Order shows just decided to let her toddler play in it too. On more than one occasion bro also would sit in the same car as Tom Brokaw or the two of them would get thai take out from the same place that Richard Gere would order from. Anytime these things would happen, still within earshot, you would hear someone with a midwestern or southern accent not too far off gushing about so-and-so being right there.
 
2010-07-27 02:49:29 PM
The_Sponge: Yeesh....the article has a smug attitude, but that's taking it to a whole new level.

It's true, though. New York disturbs me - it's more like a mall with a lot of local stores than a city. Everything's just so... Stepford.
 
2010-07-27 02:50:38 PM
Inibrius: Poor baby. Maybe, oh, I don't know, MOVE. Or get a real job. Or kill yourself. Either way, quit whining asshole.

Who's whining? I just pointed out why tips are generally higher there.

Just to be clear: I'm not a server, and I currently live outside DC. So nobody's whining here. Calm down, have some dip.
 
2010-07-27 02:50:57 PM
The question I have, is if New Yorkers are all snotty about making everyone conform to their rules while visiting their city...


...WHY THE HELL do you move to Florida and insist everyone conforms to their rules in New York?
 
2010-07-27 02:51:25 PM
Pair-o-Dice: get out of my face you f*cking yankee!.

Fixed for how I roll.


really? REALLY? You guys are *still* using that term as derogatory? Jeez, hey, sorry for hating slavery and all...

By the way, to the rest of the world, *you're* the yankee
 
2010-07-27 02:52:10 PM
AuntNotAnt: It's true, though. New York disturbs me - it's more like a mall with a lot of local stores than a city. Everything's just so... Stepford.

Get to the outer boroughs.
 
2010-07-27 02:52:33 PM
Razorwolf: Pair-o-Dice: get out of my face you f*cking yankee!.

Fixed for how I roll.

really? REALLY? You guys are *still* using that term as derogatory? Jeez, hey, sorry for hating slavery and all...

By the way, to the rest of the world, *you're* the yankee


I believe it's just the Brits calling us "Yanks" nowadays.
 
2010-07-27 02:53:15 PM
slothMD: AuntNotAnt: It's true, though. New York disturbs me - it's more like a mall with a lot of local stores than a city. Everything's just so... Stepford.

Get to the outer boroughs.


Indeed. You gotta go other places. Explore all that New York has to offer, except the hot dog stands in Battery Park.
 
2010-07-27 02:54:40 PM
AuntNotAnt: It's true, though. New York disturbs me - it's more like a mall with a lot of local stores than a city. Everything's just so... Stepford.

Huh? New York is? Really?

You couldn't possibly be more wrong. I can only assume you've only ever been to midtown Manhattan, because like all good cities, New York is the kind of city where walking a block or two can drop you into an entirely new world.
 
2010-07-27 02:54:58 PM
Gharlans: Why are these the backbone of all criticism of New York? Where else in American can you get two ounces of Spanish saffron for $50? A five ounce package of Boursin cheese for $1.25? My maintenance is $550 a month, in the East Village. I know people in other, lesser, so-called "metropolises" (which really aren't - they're just unusually dense instances of suburban sprawl. LA, Houston, Chicago, I'm looking at you.) who are paying double that in rent to live in crumbling apartments in neighborhoods that are more than a half mile walk from the nearest bodega.

you seem jealous, east village, wtf is that? how large is that place of yours? i payed 420 a month for a 900 sq ft apt before i had a house, my sister who lived somewhere up your way for a while her husband did his internship lived in a 1000 sq ft shiathole for 1200 a month

yes, you've got more variety of places to eat, i like that, but if i drive into the loop, i can find many of the same, yes you do have better transit, about the only thing i can think of that houston actually needs

you say my city is all sprawl, i say yours looks like a rat infestation
 
2010-07-27 02:56:36 PM
I am firmly convinced that people that spend that much money to be crowded into other people, instead of spending the same money on a brilliant natural resort, are sort of psychologically scarred.

I've met a lot of New Yorkers, living in Florida. They are remarkably needy people as a rule, and cannot stand being alone for more than a day. It freaks with them if they aren't surrounded by people. It's a psychosis.

New Yorkers are broken inside. It's scary to witness when they are pulled from their natural habitat and come to Florida. A lot of them just go vacant while the rest start homeowners' associations and argue with the neighbors because that's all they've been taught to do, their whole lives.

Horrible people.
 
2010-07-27 02:57:29 PM
GladGirl: Hopman: Good timing on this article.

I'm going down to NYC for the weekend with my roommate. I've never been, but he lived in Brooklyn for two years while at NYU.

I doubt I'll have a chance to do the Statue of Liberty, but defintally the Bronx Zoo, the Cyclone at Coney Island, and if i can find the joint, grab a pie at Lombardi's.

Any other things not to miss?

Lombardi's lines can be wicked long, so make sure to allow enough time. If you can't make that work, I suggest John's, which is nearby and also excellent pizza. Danny Meyer has an amazing BBQ place near Gramercy Park called Blue Smoke. I definitely recommend it. Killer cocktails as well. Great burgers at the Shake Shack (crazy lines, too). Walking the High Line is fun, and free. And Central Park is without parallel.


I'm defintally going to try and spend an afternoon in Central Park.

So plan on 2 hours at least for Lombardi's?
 
2010-07-27 02:59:57 PM
KatjaMouse: It's basically just like this where they ignore the famous people, bro even walked past a stoop where Heath Ledger and Michelle Williams drinking lemonade.

I know what John Turturro's street address is, because I used to live down the block from him. Jennifer Connelly and Paul Bettany lived around the corner. I have brunched at the table next to Steve Buscemi.

No, I never intruded on their personal lives when I saw them, but look at me gossiping about them now...!
 
2010-07-27 03:00:43 PM
Oh... and trying pissing all over the buildings, sidewalks, and bums on the street. Then you will fit right in....
 
2010-07-27 03:02:46 PM
calculator13: Oh... and trying pissing all over the buildings, sidewalks, and bums on the street. Then you will fit right in....

Are we talking about Baltimore, now?
 
2010-07-27 03:03:02 PM
www.moodmat.com

I walked by that dude last time in NYC. I sort of gawked, but I couldn't think of his name at the time so saying hi would have been double lame.
 
2010-07-27 03:08:03 PM
Walker: Pocket Ninja:
Besides, everybody knows that the worst tourists in the nation are found in Washington, DC.

So true. Walk on the left, stand on the right! Our Metro system's escalators are among the longest in the western hemisphere. We don't want to be stuck behind you the whole ride when we're late for work.


Oh, that so drives me crazy. I lived up near DC for a while and rode the metro daily. We just went back up this past weekend for a visit, and the tourists were driving me crazy by standing on the left. Argh.
 
2010-07-27 03:08:49 PM
busy chillin': I walked by that dude last time in NYC. I sort of gawked, but I couldn't think of his name at the time so saying hi would have been double lame.

*blink*

Not a clue.
 
2010-07-27 03:10:35 PM
Orangeness: Walker: Pocket Ninja:
Besides, everybody knows that the worst tourists in the nation are found in Washington, DC.

So true. Walk on the left, stand on the right! Our Metro system's escalators are among the longest in the western hemisphere. We don't want to be stuck behind you the whole ride when we're late for work.

Oh, that so drives me crazy. I lived up near DC for a while and rode the metro daily. We just went back up this past weekend for a visit, and the tourists were driving me crazy by standing on the left. Argh.


I ride the Metro rarely - living up in MD, about three miles from my office, also in MD. But when I do, it *always* seems to be when the trains are packed with Midwesterners in town to protest the anniversary of Roe v Wade or something like that.
 
2010-07-27 03:11:53 PM
slothMD: busy chillin': I walked by that dude last time in NYC. I sort of gawked, but I couldn't think of his name at the time so saying hi would have been double lame.

*blink*

Not a clue.


Fred Armisen from Saturday Night Live.
 
2010-07-27 03:12:30 PM
poot_rootbeer: FireZs: You know who doesn't refer to subway lines by color? People who live outside of Manhattan. Some of us don't have to care which of the 4/5/6 they take.

Then you'd say "4/5/6", or "Lexington Ave line".


That's retarded. I live here, and I'll use the name with the least amount of syllables, thank you very much.

Also, nothing screams "TOURIST!" than getting your behavior guidelines from a "how not to be a tourist" book/page.
 
2010-07-27 03:16:03 PM
scraping_fetus_off_the_wheel: jackiepaper: as someone who's takin his first trip to NY in Sept, i'm getting a kick....

/going to a wedding on Fire Island on the 11th....who the fark gets married in New York on september 11?

You should pass out little balsa-wood gliders. Then, while the bride and groom walk back down the isle together, everyone jumps up, screams "ALLAHU AKBAR" and chucks airplanes at them. Then they fall over.

It'll be great.


Hmm, your ideas are intriguing to me and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter
 
2010-07-27 03:16:16 PM
Blending in:


/Link so hot...boom!
 
2010-07-27 03:16:19 PM
Whose leg...:
Funniest thing I've ever seen in NYC was my boyfriend trying to be polite and hold a door open for an older woman at a restaurant (we're Southern). He ended up standing there for damn near five minutes, unwilling to drop the door on the steady stream of people entering and exiting the restaurant. Found out the hard way why it doesn't really pay to be nice in New York.


That's why people here hold doors on their way in. It makes more sense to only hold the door for the person directly behind you.
 
2010-07-27 03:18:34 PM
Moezilla68: Blending in:


/Link so hot...boom!


Apparently. I assume it's a Flight of the Conchords image, but it appears it got asploded.
 
2010-07-27 03:20:41 PM
Moezilla68: Blending in:


/Link so hot...boom!


oops

i936.photobucket.com
 
2010-07-27 03:21:09 PM
LaughingGremlin: Now, know how I know you are a tourist in Amsterdam? haha

Besides pretending to be Cheech and Chong I'd have to say.

Always looking for more food.
Short.
No cigarettes.
Drinking Heineken.

Oh and I forgot.

Don't eat pizza with a knife and fork!
Ketchup is for hamburgers, mustard is for hotdogs!

Too cold up there in the winter. Too hot, for too long, in the summer, these days.
 
2010-07-27 03:22:57 PM
Heh...when Mrs. Brainsick and I travel we play 'spot the New Yorkers'. You can usually differentiate them from ALL the other tourists because they walk like they own the place, talk loud sh*t about the service and people around them, and check their watches every few minutes.

/Don't get me wrong, Manhattan is like a god to me thanks to comic books
//those of us with military travel experience know that you can't really 'blend' anyway...the best tact is to be yourself and know your route before you start walking
///Moleskine makes a NY city guide too, with maps and metro information so you look like a douchebag writer rather than a douchebag tourist if you need to consult it
 
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