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New York Minute

The other day, I hopped on a 1 Train for one stop. I wanted to slide next to the door to make a quick exit because I was running late, but a guy was blocking my path. He was more than a head taller than me and twice as wide. He had a gut, but he wasn’t fat so much as extra-large. I thought of Andre the Giant. If aliens find our skeletons next to each other in a million years, they’ll probably classify us as different species.

I turned towards the other door and standing right behind me was a shaggy college kid with dark facial hair leaning on a fencing sword. He was standing stone straight, both hands folded over the hilt and the point of his epee wedged between his toes in his sandal.

I noticed a lot of eyes drifting between the sword, the kid and the giant. Were we all thinking the same thing?

I got off at my stop, but I kind of wanted to linger and see if a man in black was going to board…


1 Alex Belth   ~  Jul 22, 2011 11:19 am

Okay, I'll be the first to say it: "Inconceivable!"

2 ny2ca2dc   ~  Jul 22, 2011 12:37 pm

twuuuuuu wuvvvvvv

3 YankeeAbby   ~  Jul 22, 2011 12:54 pm

Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya - you killed my father...prepare to die!

4 Alex Belth   ~  Jul 22, 2011 1:27 pm

You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

5 Boatzilla   ~  Jul 23, 2011 2:08 am

Ha! Love the Princess Bride references. Wish I could remember some lines from that movie. Billy Crystal had some good ones.

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