Carmelo Anthony and a Hasidic Jew walk into an elevator. The Knicks franchise player stands against the back wall, while the Hasid, peyes tucked neatly behind his ears, waits until the doors close before turning to face the athlete.
“Bring us home a ring,” the Hasid says. “We need one.”
Anthony replies, “We all need one.”
As the elevator continues to climb, the Hasid looks away but mutters, “A long time we’ve been waiting.”
Anthony forces a smile. This is not a joke.
I love this little annecdote from the New York Observer’s profile of New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony. It’s New York to the core and I can just see it happening.
“A long time we’ve been waiting.”
If you haven’t read the article yet, you can check it out here.
This is about how Internet technology used to feel like it was really going to change so many things about our lives. Now it has and we’re all too stunned to figure out what’s next.
One Year Later, Still Stuck
The above quote comes from an April 2012 article by The Atlantic’s Alexis Madrigal. Has the Internet returned to that exciting state he described? No, I don’t think so.
I put the glasses back on, and took off my pants. We stood, naked, before each other with no secrets, no rules, and no shame. And I knew I never wanted to leave Google Island. Even if I could.
The men she meets are often awkward engineers. “There has always been that part that is really wealthy, like crazily wealthy They have engineering backgrounds without great social skills,” she says. “They are not the C.E.O.’s, who can date up a storm, and they are not great at presenting themselves, but they are brilliant.”
Weird, fun story about a bizarre hook up scene in Silicon Valley.
If you say something which everybody already knows, that doesn’t automatically make you boring.