Saturday, April 28, 2018

Citizens of the Anthropocene in Tompkins Square Park

[Photo Thursday by Steven]

In case you haven't seen these things hanging out in Tompkins Square Park the past few days... the one above is in the center of the Park.

Look up!

Hello up there!

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And this one is near the entrance at Seventh Street and Avenue A

[Photo Thursday by Goggla]

And the explanatory laminated note...

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As explained on Instagram: "We are the Citizens of the Anthropocene ~ an anthropomorphic race of plastic-bag humanoids."

Anyway, One word: Plastics.


Giovanni said...

It's really sad to see how these disappointed Joe & Pats customers are having to spend all their time up in trees, just waiting for a slice of delicious Staten Island pizza.

cmarrtyy said...

... formerly known as "windbags". Right? Uh? What was that?

JQ LLC said...

The Anthropocene might be a little upset from being turned down for the vacant Landmarks chair. I guess de Faustio felt his donation was too small.

Gojira said...

Ah, Giovanni, against what will you direct your amusing ire once Joe & Pat actually deigns to open?!? I have no idea what it will be, but I know I'll enjoy it, whatever it is!

Anonymous said...

Christo is trying out some new looks!

Giovanni said...

@Gojira. Thanks for your support, Happy to oblige. I actually have an Amusing Ire Calendar already set and ready to go.for the rest of the year. Feel free to add any edits or suggestions:

January-April: Let’s play “Where’s Joe & Pat’s? It was like “Where’s Waldo?” but with a pizza theme. Chronicling the longest East Village “Coming Soon” campaign since DF Mavens took longer than 12 months to open in the middle of a blizzard, then closed just a year later in the middle of a snowstorm.

May: Welcome back Crusties! There were two large encampments on St. Marks Place this week rolling out the red carpet for the late arriving Crusties that are yet to come. I even saw one getting dropped off from a Mercedes SUV with Connecticut license plates. Welcome back Crusties, we missed you!

Also May: NYU Moveout day and annual analysis of all the valuable items they throw away, from flat screen TVs and furniture to dozens of full bottles of shampoo.

June: Street fair! Street fair! Who really needs more tube socks, and what happened to the free samples of kettle corn?

July: Part 1: Celebrating the permanent return of the Macy's Firework display to the East Side where it belongs.

July Part 2: Complaining about all the garbage people left behind in East River Park, not to mention all the plants they destroyed with their children, dogs and barbecues.

August: Steve Croman gets out of jail, and why he should go back there immediatley.

September: NYU Move in day, aka NYUs Annual Lets Not Support Any Local Merchants Day

October: The dog parade was way too crowded again, plus Annual Rickys Halloween ridiculous costume edition.

November: Where's’ Joe & Pat’s?

December: How SantaCon ruined the holiday spirit, and why is Gothamist still asking us to donate to their Kickstarter?

Gojira said...

I'm laughing too hard to come up with anything snappy.