Friday, September 2, 2011

What was this the summer of?



Well, we're not really into labeling things (too much!) ... as you may recall, somebody dubbed last summer The Summer of Bedbugs hereabouts.

So, what will this summer be remembered for?

The Summer of the Doorshitter?

The Summer of the Discarded Mattress Epidemic?

The Summer of the Walk Man?

Or, of course, The Summer of Giant Chipmunks?

The Summer of Irene?

Oh, or Rats. The Summer of Rats.

We likely know where this one is headed. Vote early and often!



[Photo last summer by EV Grieve reader Dan N.]

14 comments:

Roger_Paw said...

What's all this "was" business? Summer's over?? NooOoooOO!!!! (although I DO love autumn).

This was the summer of red-tailed hawks! Holla at your boy Tommy of Tompkins Square Park and Violet, Bobby, and baby Pip of Washington Square Park!

shmnyc said...

Where did you find that mattress? And by do I keep missing these things? I know I've said this before, but you really should contribute these to the Bedbug Mattress group on Flickr!

EV Grieve said...

@Roger_Paw

True! I'm sure we'll have a few more 90-degree days in late September too...

@shmnyc

A reader sent that shot along last summer... I really need to get back on Flickr...

EV Heave said...

I really wanted this to be The Summer of People Throwing Up on the Cooper Union. But it wasn't meant to be. I don't get it. I'm afraid that was a passing fad, like Tetherball or beauty moles. I'm out there every day. Still. Waiting. Watching.

Ken from Ken's Kitchen said...

I'm with Roger_Paw. It's still summer, except now with NYU kids, Kim Kardashian, and finally some decent tomatoes 'n corn.

Thematically, though, Summer of Rats seems like the most overarching so far.

esquared said...

it was the summer of woooo-woooers. oh, wait, that's every weekend

the summer of tossing out christmas trees. gruber can attest to that

the summer of not thinking at the guggenheim lab

it was an artisanal summer

EV Grieve said...

This survey tool sucks. You can't vote more than once on the same browser! Was going to organize a last-minute push for The Summer of the Giant Chipmunk.

Oh well. At least I have the potential to earn $5 cash NOW!

Vince Rosalia said...

I know the end of summer is nearing when I hear loud, obnoxious people moving into the building and I realize "Oh Crap! It's September 1st already?!".

Marty Wombacher said...

I voted for the chipmunk, I was always a fan of Alvin. And I agree with esquared, what about The Summer of Gruber MacDougal? After all, that rotten son of a bitch has to finally announce the winner and prize next week after Labor Day, right?

Anonymous said...

This was the summer Mars Bar actually closed.

EV Grieve said...

@anon 11:55

Yes. I was going to discuss that separately.

Goggla said...

The summer of ET!

Rats...the rats always win.

Julio said...

Summer of the rats? Isn't that every year :)

Sarah said...

I thought it was the summer of "oh god, too much new ice cream to choose from"