Plus! Mehran's Update!! Tombstone of the Week!!!
Can't wait for those pics of stuff stored in ovens! Brilliant idea.
Another brilliant idea: lost pet posters. I love that.
Pro tip: squint to see Brando in the NFT. Also, LOL at cats should be in jail. Thanks for another great issue!
I think you & Alex should team up for messy ass spaces. Your spin: messy ass ovens! I’ve never done it but I remember when I was in grad school, people stored their books(!) in ovens. Seemed like an appropriate reflection of our mental state at the time 😂
Rando's tombstone! Wow, that's to die for. Sorry, couldn't resist. But seriously, what a great tombstone.
Lost pets are a depressing topic!!
But I wonder if you / your readers recall the non-depressing "Xerxes Flier," which riffed on lost-dog flier aesthetics in a pleasing way, and was a bit of a meme 15-ish years ago:
Still makes me laugh.
Enthralling, heartbreaking and beautiful, Anne. Your posts make my Mondays so much better! 🙌
Nine hour walks is a next-level achievement after attention spans went extinct. Fifty minute runs stress my mind more than my body at this point.
I now want a “That Guy” tombstone.
Cafe Anne -- you never know what you're gonna get. (1) Aharon -- we always get the unexpected and never quite an answer to the question at hand (2) Dr Rando -- gravestones always tell more stories if we are inquisitive -- the good Doctor married a woman 28 years his senior -- cool (3) Stove/Range storage -- I am even more interested if there is a person with the original packing on the interior racks or maybe even stickers! (4) Jessi & Mike -- the original bagel trekking was one of the best! This couple captures the arc of NYC (bagels, weed bags, lost pet posters) -- the life of the city!
Interesting one as always Anne. I would be even more interested in the success rate of these posters. how many of these pets get reunited with their owners! Was that a question Jessie & Mike were able to investigate?
“New Yorkers who use their ovens as storage units..”
OMG, our ovens in gott-damned Boardman, Ohio, are filled with cookie sheets, broiler pans, racks, pots…everything but money.
Anne, I believe I understood you to say "If you ask me, all cats should be in jail, but to each his own."
Funny😂. Is there a story here that you would like to share? Perhaps we could do an intervention with a super friendly kitty to bring Anne 😾 peace. 😻
Hi Anne: I really dig your newsletter and the radiating sense of curiosity behind your explorations. And I Ioved the Lost Pets of New York story. I published a book a few years ago called Lost Pets that is a collection of Lost Pet posters I collected over 10 years in the States and in Europe (I live in Bulgaria 8 months a year). I began thinking they were a U.S. thing but found them in Greece, Bulgaria, the UK, France. There is something so endearing about the posters, so earnest. They are like love letters, so raw in their affection and distress. Maybe someone should start the LPPCS (Lost Pets Poster Collectors Society)? Keep on keeping on.
Cats should be running the country! 🐈⬛ 🐈