Friday, January 5

Bugaboo Rage

Kelly and I are moving back to New York in a few weeks, most likely to Brooklyn, and we're thinking about Park Slope -- a lovely little neighborhood that has a well-deserved reputation as a place where the sidewalks are perpetually clogged with strollers and dogs. (We're not in the market for either one at the moment, in case you were wondering)

Brownstoner's comment section took on the pressing issue of Brooklyn Yuppie Moms hooked on Rageahol, wielding their Bugaboo strollers like medievel battering rams. A few excerpts:

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"My favorite bugaboo incident in Clinton Hill: trim blonde Mama having an animated conversation on her cell phone as she aggressively pushes her bugaboo straight through the middle of an ongoing drug deal. Literally. Hands were extended to proffer and receive the goods, and she shoved the bugaboo right down the middle on her way to Choice. Dealer and customer dropped their jaws and stepped back as she careened through, apparently oblivious to the fact that both were packing heat.

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"you people that complain about park slope moms are such pussies. i'm a early 30's single man who just recently moved to park slope and couldn't be any happier in the neighborhood. i constantly get smiles and thank you's from mothers with strollers when i hold the door for them or simply pass them on the street. i think it's your poor attitudes and apparent disgust for the neighborhood that ruins it for the rest of us." — Posted by: anonymous at January 2, 2007 2:54 PM

"2:54, please spare us the pro-mom claptrap and accompanying milf fantasies. You're not going to get laid here." — Posted by: Anonymous at January 2, 2007 3:36 PM
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"i'm gay, asshole." — Posted by: Anonymous at January 2, 2007 3:58 PM

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"I remember when I used to sprint home from the subway at night to avoid getting mugged and when my car was broken into seemingly every night. The newbie gentrifcation of Brooklyn is complete when our greatest fear is of being rundown by a yuppie mother and her bugaboo stroller."

via Brooklyn Record

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