Sally Coffeecup's Blog

The East Village Rat House Project
March 30, 2010, 7:39 pm
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In the East Village middle school, kids had been making bird houses as part of a school project.  The neighbors started complaining when they discovered rats were getting into the bird houses to eat the food.

The Antagonist Art Movement, an art collective, said, “To hell with the birds.  This is New York City.  Have a little respect for the rats.”  And so the artists built the rats their own little rat houses.  Here is the exhibit.


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Sally Goes Political
March 25, 2010, 8:06 pm
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It all started quite innocently.    Sally read an opinion piece by Kathleen Parker on Wednesday, March 24, in the Washington Post highly critical of Bart Stupak, a pro-life Democrat, for voting for the health care reform bill.

E-mail – me to Kathleen Parker:

Let’s get off this phony high-horse and really start talking about saving unborn American babies.  The rate of infant mortality in this country is a national disgrace.  The lowest rate in the world is Singapore at 2.31 infant deaths per 1,000, compared to the US rate of 6.22 infant deaths per 1,000.  Every developed nation does a better job at saving its babies than the US.  Cuba does a statistically significant better job at 5.82 infant deaths per 1,000.  What is the source of these statistics on infant mortality – the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency which collects data on country rates of infant mortality because, in the words of the CIA, “This rate is often used as an indicator of the level of health in a country.”

E-mail – Kathleen Parker to me:

I don’t care about any unborn babies but my own. I care about government power and honesty.

Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T

Senility Prayer
March 23, 2010, 4:18 pm
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God grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway, the good fortune to run into the ones that I do, and the eyesight to tell the difference.

You Have to Love New Yorkers
March 4, 2010, 1:29 pm
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Last year, while walking in the East Village, right as I was about to cross the street, I bumped into the woman in front of me.  At that precise moment, the traffic light turned green and the cars started to move forward.  I had just pushed this woman into oncoming traffic.  I lunged forward and, with both my arms, give her a big bear hug from behind, stopping her forward movement.  Once the cars were out of the way, I released her.  She never said one word or even turned around; she just proceeded on her way as if this event was totally normal and part of her regular day.


I hate the post office on 14th Street at 1st Avenue
March 3, 2010, 2:11 pm
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They are always so rude and grumpy.  Of course I probably shouldn’t have mimicked (twice) the clerk when she gave me a grunt in response to a question I asked her.


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