Smoke Signals for Hipsters

Filed under living in new york sucks so hard

The other night, my friend Meredith and I were walking through Williamsburg, our neighborhood in Brooklyn, and when we turned a corner near the BQE, we were met face-to-face with this:

Burning Car

We of course each took photos of it, because we’re country girls who thrive on the destruction of modern-day conveniences.

But what surprised me was how many people came out of nowhere to stand and stare at this thing. Plop a couple thousand movie stars down in the city, and everyone pretends they’re too busy to care. But burning rubber is hipster perfume.

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6 Comments

  1. Dave says:

    Burn!!

  2. bluzdude says:

    Who wouldn’t want to see a hot rod?

    (ducking…)

  3. Mike Lowrey says:

    Being a native Brooklyn dude let me school you on what’s going on here.

    Real NYC folks don’t care about pampered Hollywood actors.
    We do enjoy real life explosions with possible fatalities.

    Folks were gathering to see if the explosion would kill any bystanders and firemen.

    • Mike Lowrey says:

      Awesome photo. It reminds me of the time my moms car burned down on West 9th and 2nd Ave just off Red Hook.
      Damn foreign cars…Renault sux!

  4. WHO KNEW HIPSTER BROOKLYNITES AND REDNECKS HAD SOMETHING IN COMMON?!

    We both like watching cars burn!

    See? It IS a small world, after all.

  5. Bob Dole says:

    Meh, everyone loves to watch a train wreck. Kinda like how no one could stop staring at the girl throwing up on the bus…