December 28, 2003

"Alright! That's it for me. Goodnight everybody."

POST #    671


I'm famous! (click on image for full article)

Who would have thunk that I would ever be in the venerable New York Times, but today it has happened. Back on December 5th, I posted a photo of a taped over crosswalk sign that I saw while walking around Brooklyn Heights. Ten days later, NewYorkish put the image on their site, which Gawker then put on their site. After that, Fox 5 called to interview me, then put me on TV, and then I made Gothamist (big head and all). I thought everything had passed until Denny Lee of The Times sent me an instant message asking me for an interview earlier this week. Today, that article is in the paper. Just plain crazy.

- NY Times: When the Light Changes, Walk, but Do Not Look
- Gothamist: Sweet Bird of Fame
- Gawker: Walk This
- NewYorkish: Street Sign Amusements
- As Seen in Brooklyn (original post)
- Slow News Day (interviewed by Fox 5)
- Camera Adds 40 Pounds and a 3" Radius to Head (on Fox 5)

Posted by tien mao in Blog-ing at 9:56 AM

 

 

That's pretty cool. Weird, but cool.

Posted by: Sam T at December 28, 2003 10:12 AM

I just read the article in the paper and was checking to see if you had seen it. Must be a slow day at the Times, too.

Is that sign still taped up?

Posted by: joe s at December 28, 2003 11:28 AM

i think denny lee (the reporter) mostly covers neighborhood stuff like that.

no, i walked by a week later and it wasn't up anymore.

Posted by: tien at December 28, 2003 11:32 AM

Excellent work, Tien. I'll need your help when I want to publicize my manifesto.

Posted by: Jen at December 28, 2003 3:28 PM

well, my last name is mao...

Posted by: tien at December 28, 2003 3:39 PM

THATS RIGHT REPRESENT!

Posted by: khaleefah at December 29, 2003 2:51 AM

word khaleefah word....that's sign is all us!

Posted by: 113 at December 29, 2003 3:34 AM

and finally, in conclusion, when i was interviewed by fox and the times, i said that it was a clever idea and quite amusing. that just never made it into their coverage.

Posted by: tien at December 29, 2003 7:32 AM

Congrats... Great article!

Posted by: R at December 29, 2003 2:14 PM

excellent Seinfeld quote as a title. always leaving on a high note is key!

Posted by: joe at December 30, 2003 12:25 PM

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