Sunday, September 05, 2004

BrickWatch: Revenge of the Brick

In which we follow the continuing efforts of one Michael Brick, New York Times metropolitan reporter, to make a name for himself and bring honor to the Metro section. A few weeks ago Brick caught our attention with his piece on the death of Williamsburg. This past week Brick has been attached to a rag-tag group of Texas activists who made the trip to New York to protest the president.

Yes, New York Messed With Texans

On TV this week, New York showed the world a choreographed convention punctuated with images of blurry mobs of protesters filling the streets. Somewhere in those crowds, these road-trippers were taking it all in, some lying low, some making trouble. In between rallies they were scattered around Manhattan and Brooklyn, learning the hard way - the way everybody does - about New York City, playground of the unforeseen.
35 Hours on Burgers and 6 Tanks of Gas
Manhattan revealed itself in slow, courtly gestures: a waterfront, a light show, a building whose name the travelers knew. It was past midnight yesterday morning, and their rented Chevrolet van had covered 1,800 miles in 35 hours, stopping only for passengers, Whataburger, waffles and a half-dozen $45 twenty-six-gallon tanks of gas.
Good on ya' Brick, keep up the good work.

3 Comments:

Blogger Les said...

Too much color, not enough point. I don't get why you like this guy so much Sam.

September 7, 2004 at 2:19 AM  
Blogger Les said...

And another thing...those are the same freakin' story. And he included himself, and personal details about himself. I HATE that.

"Hi, I'm Mike Brick and I'm a colorist for the New York Times. Yeah...I definitely know people upstairs."

September 7, 2004 at 5:10 PM  
Blogger Charles Foster Kane said...

How could you not like this guy? He's like Booger from Revenge of the Nerds -- dorky as he may be you just can't help but love him. He's got this gift for the most righteous soundbytes, like "playground of the unforeseen." You couldn't make this stuff up.

September 8, 2004 at 1:30 PM  

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