Saturday, October 6, 2012

Zoltar is the greatest thing to happen to St. Mark's Place since ______________?

[Submitted by an EVG reader, Zoltar fan]

Zoltar, the all wise and knowing fortune teller, arrived at Gem Spa on St. Mark's Place and Second Avenue on Sept. 23. Since then, it's all everyone a few people can talk about.

Have you been by?

Don't get too close.



That's the one thing. Get too close to Zoltar and he starts hitting you up. By the time I got to Gem Spa on this day, five people along here had already asked me for change, cigarettes or directions to Little Italy.

A few things to make your Zoltar Experience more pleasant.

1) Zoltar only accepts $1 bills. So no quarters or $2 bills in the well-marked $1 slot.


2) Despite the sign, the ATM is not inside Zoltar's box.


17 comments:

Ken from Ken's Kitchen said...

...piercings for pre-teens...opium and cheese sandwiches...

Marty Wombacher said...

I need to stop by and get my fortune told by Zoltar. he sounds a little like Triumph, the insult comic dog. I wonder if they're related?

Anonymous said...

Is that Lady Gaga?

BabyDave said...

This comes to mind;
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carnac_the_Magnificent

Anonymous said...

this is terrific and important coverage. congrats!

Gojira said...

The greatest thing to happen to St. Mark's since the t-shirt one head shop sold in the 1980s (and to this day I am kicking myself for not buying a dozen, especially given the current invasion), which was black, and depicted a skeleton pointing a gun at the viewer, with the tag line, "Welcome to New York, Motherfucker. Now Go Home."

Urno Talbot said...

it is pretty great, regardless of the shilling.

Anonymous said...

Zoltar should be the ATM.

Anonymous said...

Best tom hanks movie... Ever....

Goggla said...

Agreed, Zoltar would be the best ATM ever.

BT said...

1) Stood out there last night, enjoyed Zoltar

2) ATM's with themes (Zoltar, etc.) would be a great business opporunity...

Anonymous said...

It's a reverse ATM.

- East Villager

Anonymous said...

solar should totally be the atm! brilliant.

Pamie said...

Gojira, you can revive those t's yourself at Zazzle.com...

VH McKenzie said...

I hope Zoltar drains the cash from all the woo folk, thus preventing them from venturing further in to the EV to entertain themselves.

Go Zoltar!

Shawn Chittle said...

+1 on what Marty said, he sounds like he's trying to imitate Robert Smigel or something (and badly doing it).

glamma said...

i think it should be mandatory for all NYU students to pay Zoltar before venturing any further east!