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Open Letter to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Posted in New York City, open letters with tags , , , , , , on September 14, 2009 by melsanie

Dear MTA,
You know what I love about you? I love how on weekends you suddenly decide to skip random stations and not let anyone on the train know. My unexpected jaunt across the Manhattan bridge to Brooklyn was delightful.

Also? I love how warm and toasty your stations are in the middle of summer. The fact that you know that sweating is my favorite hobby and adjust your temperature accordingly is more than kind.

You know what else I love about you MTA? I love how on weekends you switch up your schedule so there are less trains and the run less often. Because really, on a weekend, who doesn’t want to spend their free time underground waiting for a train?

So, MTA, I don’t know how you do it, but stay true to yourself and keep being the most awesome and efficient transportation system in the world.

Hugs and kisses,
melsanie

Ps. Increasing the fare was a good idea too. I cheered when you did that. Thumbs up.

Movie Trailers, I Love You

Posted in movie trailers with tags , , , , , , , , , on August 12, 2009 by thedith

The people who put together movie trailers really don’t get enough credit.  Seriously, putting together a bunch of clips to a probably shitty movie, and making it look good? That’s a gift.  And so it is with New York, I Love You, a movie comprised of a series of vignettes directed by a series of directors, staring a series of actors — all set in the city of New York. An idea completely ripped off of the delightfully charming Paris, Je T’aimeNew York, I Love you has a lot of buzz around it — but not exactly good buzz.  In fact, it’s generally agreed that this movie is going to kind of suck hard when it comes out this autumn. And yet, after watching this trailer, I will see it.

New York, I Love You trailer, I love you.  Let me count the ways: Natalie Portman, Shia LaBouef, Bradley Cooper, Central Park in the fall, Phoenix on the soundtrack…

For kicks and giggles, the trailer for Paris, Je T’aime (which also starred Natalie Portman):