October 17, 2007

"Please respect our neighbors by NOT YELLING..."

"... Thank you."

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I see things. I don't necessarily understand them. To photograph is, often, to go with the flow. This is something I saw in a walk on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. It seemed odd...

It was all just very odd:

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21 comments:

rhhardin said...

Yelling Necessary in Ohio sometimes.

babuilder said...

As a life long resident out here among the Five Civilized Tribes pic number one brings an immediate chuckle. All I can see is Abe Goldstein-"Shoe Salesman Extraordinare" in his Halloween costume.

Eli Blake said...

The top one is so tragically true.

The bottom one, I get. As a westerner, it's refreshing to see it in NY.

The rest of them, I don't get. At all.

Ann Althouse said...

The gun is from a police supply store.

Eli Blake said...

Oh, yeah. It's New York. Only the police and the criminals are armed.

The cops are armed, which is a good thing just in case the criminal is slow leaving the scene of the crime.

Maxine Weiss said...

"We erradicated most of these diseases in our country long ago. We are seeing them reemerge in deadly resistence because of third world illegals bringing them in. Illegal aliens bringing this coutry to its knees, closing hospitals, ruining cities and making our schools cesspools."

Eli Blake said...

Maxine:

Don't feed the troll.

As far as your post, I'd disagree. Other than malaria, I can't think of any major diseases that we actually eradicated in the U.S. that are coming back in. And frankly if we had comprehensive immigration reform as was discussed in Congress last year (pay a fee, file papers and be legal) one thing we'd have an opportunity to do is screen people for diseases. But we don't, so they will continue to sneak in, and we still won't know who is here or what they have.

A far more serious problem is that of 'superbugs' like the recent staph infection. There is a reason why the doctor always says to finish your prescription even if you feel well. It is because not finishing it allows for those specific germs that have some resistance to the drug to survive, get out into the environment and replicate-- so they evolve into drug-resistant strains. You may be cured, but the next person down the line won't be.

Kev said...

rhhardin--re the DEAF PERSON AREA sign, a friend of mine grew up near an elementary school that had a deaf education center on campus. The sign out front said, CAUTION, DEAF CHILDREN AT PLAY. I can't tell you how many times the neighborhood kids used a little electrical tape to change DEAF to DEAD on the sign.

Karl said...

The 'Please respect our neighbors' sign is often seen outside the door to bars/clubs. It's to appease the locals that get woken up by the rowdies leaving at closing time.

-kd

Trooper York said...

The masked Italian eating spaghetti is actually a slur on all Italian Americans. Everyone knows when slurping up macaroni, you do it on strand at a time. This is a traditional statue which was often found outside Italian restaurants in the thirties. The model was supposedly Bartolomeo Vanzetti and was a bigoted depiction of his last meal. You can look it up.

Trooper York said...

Hey isn't the naked guy with the apple Johnnie Nucleo. That's really gay dude, even for you. Not that there's anything wrong with that. For you.

Bissage said...

So, it looks like Johnny Nucleo’s shooting with a .38 Special. And here I thought he was working with a .22

That Trixie Electra's one lucky gal!

Pissed Off Hillbilly said...

Is that the same gun sign that's in the Weegee photograph?

Trooper York said...

I just know that Trixie Electra is just happy that Johnnie is shooting blanks not matter what caliber.

Joe Hogan said...

The small copy of Michaelangelo's David appears to be in a Little Italy window that features all things Italian. What are we to make of the apparent male enhancement on this version when compared to the original?

Trooper York said...

Answer: The diligent application of olive oil in a counter clockwise motion.

Richard Lawrence Cohen said...

1. As Robert Duvall said in a movie, "The eleventh commandment, 'Thou shall not shout,' does not exist."

2. Remember that couple on Jane Street who would walk their little reddish mutt up and down the block, screaming at each other the whole time, cursing, threatening to leave, threatening to kill each other -- and everyone could see they couldn't live without each other? And the man once told a bystander that he'd been certified insane, so if he killed the bystander he wouldn't be sent to jail.

Trooper York said...

Wow, Maxine and Cedarford used to live in Park Slope. Interesting.

fred said...

Right, Richard L. Cohen, have been on that jane street. And Trooper gets Italian art and cuisine.

Trooper York said...

Wait, Jane Street is in the village. Jeezh, I just can't keep up.

Ann Althouse said...

Richard: No, actually, I don't remember that at all.