Tuesday, May 30, 2006

SHOCKER! NYT finds Sailors are civilized

In some ways you have to feel sorry for the NYT, they look at the military like they are from another world. Then again, if you hung out at NYT parties - you would see that perhaps that isn't too far off the mark.
After being cooped up for months in giant rolling tin cans in the Persian Gulf, the sailors dock on the West Side piers of Manhattan and stay for a few days. New Yorkers see them move about in groups or in pairs, their crisp summer whites against the gray of the asphalt.
Once it was strip clubs and bars and tattoo parlors and girls. And while there still may be some of that, sailors who sauntered around Midtown on Memorial Day gave some surprising answers when asked how they experience New York City in the two or three short days they are here.
They mentioned frozen cappuccinos, and Off Broadway, and the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art, and architecture — specifically, terra cotta facades.
Funny to read - but all in all, a nice write-up.

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