Tuesday, January 15, 2013

How Can I Get To Carnegie Deli?

Bicycle is always a good option in these climes.

Today I went into Local Choice Produce Market and bought some food. I joked with the cashier that I made sure to bring my own bag to escape being ridiculed. I said this in reference to the following bit from Portlandia.

The cashier had obviously not seen the above clip and merely reassured me customers were usually not ridiculed by the staff.

I remember an old Spy Magazine gag where a reporter walked around New York City asking, "How do I get to Carnegie Hall?" fishing for the punchline "practice, practice practice!" Ultimately the reporter was flummoxed by good natured and helpful people providing directions.

Sometimes a wiseacre is needed to spice things up. Perhaps we can start a new Tuesday tradition called "Less-Earnest Tuesday" where we all make an effort not to be be so gosh-darned literal.

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