Friday, June 1, 2012

What will this be the summer of....?

It's June 1, might as well go ahead and declare/label this the summer of something around here. Why wait?

After the summer of 2010, some blogger the worldwide media declared that it was the Summer of the Bedbug(s). Last year, the Summer of the Rat(s).

Among the 2012 contenders: The Summer of the Bee. Or The Summer of the Swarm.

And we're well on our way. With the swarm on the Bowery a few weeks back (which ended up in Tompkins Square Park). And how about the swarm the other day at the Seaport?

It's happening. Out on the streets. People know.


And we've obtained photos that city officials don't want you to see.



And the City's Frontline Bee Responders practicing, uh, responding.



I'm happy to have this be the Summer of Something Else. Just let me know in the comments. Will work on it.

17 comments:

AC said...

This will be The Summer of Trying to Figure Out What This Will be the Summer Of.

Anonymous said...

"WOO! WHEN'S HAPPY HOUR?" hahhahaaha

blue glass said...

this will be the year of way too expensive rents for way way too inconsiderate people that think only of themselves as they drive their neighbors crazy and piss off everybody else.
welcome the new no fee "only me generation".
get ready for what was once a real neighborhood to be portrayed in movies shot at various locations replicating what once made this a community while "they" tear down what is left here.

Anonymous said...

Well, if you wish to keep the apocalyptic insect theme, this may well be the summer of the Mosquito, which goes well with the current vampire-mania in books, TV, and film.

See "Out for Blood" in New York magazine for more.
http://nymag.com/news/features/mosquitos-2012-5/

Happy bleeding.

- East Villager

Anonymous said...

Summer of the Topless Woman

:)

DrBOP said...

On behalf of all Canadians who have lived in NYC, we would like to ENTHUSIASTICALLY second the motion that this be the Summer of Topless Women (and men IF absolutely necessary).
Looking forward to t-shirt design.

nygrump said...

I'd like to see this as a Summer of Against Fucking Fascism...first they come for the ciggies, then they come for the sugary drinks then they come for you... THE fucking TSA is working the subways now to absolutely dead silence and no dissent. I can hear the shills now "We need them to keep us safe and because we said so you can't argue against us because we display little flag pins on our lapels".

Anonymous said...

I really hope it is the summer of love!!

Anonymous said...

RE: the mosquito thingee..I just got 3 bites sitting in a garden..it is the season of the mosquito..those lil bloodsuckees.

Makeout Mike said...

Hows about "The Summer of fuck it all"? BTW- where are all the Christmas trees?

Anonymous said...

The Summer of Shaoul!

Goggla said...

Yes, Summer of the Damned Mosquito. In one night this week, I had *18* bites. Woke up the next morning feeling like my blood had been drained and replaced with battery acid.

Let's create our OWN summer and make it something good.

Anonymous said...

The summer of shelter dogs

Marty Wombacher said...

Gotta go with “The Summer of George, especially since there’s a bee at the end of the clip!

DrBOP said...

Mahhhty, you 'da bees knees:+)))

Now, get back to !WORK!


(PS : Wotinthehell ARE "the bee's knees" anyways?)

Anonymous said...

The tobacco industry and the sugary drink industry are fascist industries. (I mean, who in the hell else would try and "sell" you "freedom"?)

Marty Wombacher said...

@DrBOP: Thanks! I think the Bees Knees may refer to Aunt Bea, but I'm probably wrong.