Friday, May 12, 2006

One of the best blog posts I've ever read

At a site called Pissed and Petty, blogger Ryan begins his story as follows:
A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The 4 Train.

I had just gotten off work and was walking up Broadway to catch the subway home when I realized I didn’t have any cigarettes. I stopped at a newsstand to see if they had any rolling papers. I roll my own cigarettes now because, here in NYC, cigarettes cost damn near $8.00 a pack, and you can’t even smoke them in bars but that’s another story entirely.

As I’m standing at the newsstand trying to determine if they sell what I’m looking for, a rock star looking guy walks up beside me and asks the nice Indian man behind the counter,

“Hey bro, you got any magazines that tell me where I can find a good rock’n’roll show tonight?”
What follows is an encounter with a cigarette-generous stranger, which then leads to an invitation for a beer. And from there Ryan tells a tale that unfolds like the lighter side of Hubert Selby Jr.

Generally speaking, I have no tolerance for sites or posts about somebody's boring misadventures or mundane personal life. But this is not one of those posts.

9 comments:

tommy o said...

Dude, hookers make bank!

CrimeNotes said...

Bizarrely, Gawker linked to this week-old post a few hours after I did. Does this mean that I'm three hours ahead of the zeitgeist?

winston said...

three hours and several lifetimes, dawg.

Flop said...

Should I use my Gawker.com-empire comment privileges to tell them we were all over that first?

Nah ...

CrimeNotes said...

No way.

It was a great post that deserved bigger attention than we can give it. Just weird timing.

Ryan said...

Thanks guys.

Ryan

CrimeNotes said...

Ryan, it was the first time I was ever in awe of a post on a blog.

Ryan said...

Nice to hear. I think it struck a chord with a lot of people. The response has been overwhelming.

Again, thanks for the kind words.

Ryan

Tramadol said...

maybe with yahoo messenger