50 Most Loathsome New Yorkers
March 31, 2005 2:31 PM   Subscribe

The 50 Most Loathsome New Yorkers. What, no Kottke?
posted by Mean Mr. Bucket (53 comments total)
 
Musta been a slow news year if multiple bloggers showed up on it.
posted by mathowie at 2:35 PM on March 31, 2005


Wow, your mean.
posted by cedar at 2:39 PM on March 31, 2005


My bad. Your mean.
posted by found missing at 2:41 PM on March 31, 2005


Yawn.
posted by fixedgear at 2:44 PM on March 31, 2005


I laughed. If Kottke had been on the list he would have been in the esteemed company of Lindsay Lohan, Olsen Twins, and Tony Danza as people I am vaguely aware of. In fact he may have topped the list.
posted by fire&wings at 2:44 PM on March 31, 2005


You can't hate Kottke. You only envy him so much your ears bleed.
posted by JPowers at 2:49 PM on March 31, 2005


Gee, Bloomberg's #1. Whoda thunk it? Now that is edgy critique.
posted by sninky-chan at 2:50 PM on March 31, 2005


Well, at least #34 is good. After time spent working for him, I can safely say, "Fuck you, Mr. Kim."
posted by 235w103 at 2:52 PM on March 31, 2005


And the repercussions of Tee's retro fad are still felt several years later, with the L train now a weekend party shuttle that looks like an acid flashback to 1982. True, electroclash has been skewered like a pig at a fourth of July barbecue, and we're not here to pick at its charred flesh. We're aiming our crossbow at Tee's skull because it's only a matter of time before HipsterClash or RetroAmsterburg starts percolating. It's all we can do to gnaw our toenails in baited anticipation of Tee's next trendoid scheme.


The electroclash backlash has lasted longer than the subsubgenre itself. Delicious.
posted by dhoyt at 2:52 PM on March 31, 2005


Great! a whore writing for a third-rqate piece of shit badmouthing everybody but those whoring for his rag...which goes to prove that when you have nothing to say, badmouth the shit out of everyone else. I have an idea!! So many bad folks in New Yokr? Move the fuck away and play with yourself if where you are seems so offensive...or: simply ignore that which annoys you, pick yourself up by the balls (have them?) and run for the goalpost.
posted by Postroad at 2:53 PM on March 31, 2005


How naughty! Tee Hee!
posted by undule at 3:01 PM on March 31, 2005


pick yourself up by the balls

Ouch!
posted by Fuzzy Monster at 3:06 PM on March 31, 2005


Cripes... Neither Steinbrenner nor Trump make this list?
posted by sixpack at 3:14 PM on March 31, 2005


Obviously the New York Press has not met my boss.
posted by DenOfSizer at 3:15 PM on March 31, 2005


Wow, your mean.

Whose mean? My mean? I'm confused.

Unless you're referring to averages.
posted by salad spork at 3:19 PM on March 31, 2005


37. Mr. Kim
Video Store Owner


Um, does anybody outside of NYC really care about most of the gripes on this list?
posted by KirkJobSluder at 3:20 PM on March 31, 2005


Kind of a double post eh?

Or does the fact that this is a reoccurring topic give it legitimacy?
posted by edgeways at 3:21 PM on March 31, 2005


I liked it.
posted by chaz at 3:21 PM on March 31, 2005


It seems it's a yearly ritual on Metafilter, edgeways. The 2003 list.
posted by Arch Stanton at 3:24 PM on March 31, 2005


i loved the gopnik/new yorker one. yes.
posted by ifjuly at 3:29 PM on March 31, 2005


Um, does anybody outside of NYC really care about most of the gripes on this list?

Probably not, but it was published in NYP, which doesn't bother to cater to anyone outside of the tri-state area as far as I know.

Or are you just annoyed that it was posted here?
posted by incomple at 3:35 PM on March 31, 2005


I knew I was going to enjoy it with A-Rod starting it off. The guy is just a big annoying baby. I like that the world gets to see it more and more.

Many weren't of interest but it was an interesting read.
posted by fenriq at 3:37 PM on March 31, 2005


When O'Reilly suggests that for Valentine's Day we buy each other copies of his lousily written, poorly researched, mendacious tracts, we see a man looking for the love his drunken abusive daddy never provided to the one and only daughter in the family.

damn. now that's mean. erm, average, erm, you own the average, erm. nevermind. mean like NOT NICE.
posted by reflection at 3:49 PM on March 31, 2005


My median, if you're nasty.
posted by postmodernmillie at 3:52 PM on March 31, 2005


Seems like its just a list of 50 people more popular than the author. Interesting how far envy will drive a person. Spite isn't that interesting.

Aside from the good 'ole days of Spy of course.
posted by pixelgeek at 3:54 PM on March 31, 2005


Hmm. A list talking smack mostly about very regional public figures. Awesome post. Hah! Only in New York!
posted by Mayor Curley at 3:55 PM on March 31, 2005


Because of her caustic personal habits, the turnover rate of ReganBooks employees breaks the sound barrier.

How can anybody possibly argue with the taste and opinions of people who write with such precision and beauty?
posted by flashboy at 3:59 PM on March 31, 2005


what? no Trump? or does he no longer live in NYC? or was his publicist asleep on this opportunity?
posted by seawallrunner at 3:59 PM on March 31, 2005


Musta been a slow news year if multiple bloggers showed up on it.

Apparently they have a rule that you only make the list once, so in its third incarnation they're rapidly running out of notables and are reduced to council members no one's ever heard of. We linked to these last year and the year before, and it's interesting how the conclusion of this being a prissy inside-joke "look we own a paper and can do whatever we want" wank-fest comes quicker every time.
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 4:17 PM on March 31, 2005


RE the Olsen Twins:
They're still a couple more drug addictions and anorexic relapses away from being forced to munch sisterly snatch, thereby fulfilling the one-handed fantasies of 74 percent of male America and falling.

hmm...ouch.

Well its just an alt-rag's shitlist, the Stranger does stuff like this, as does every major alternative newspaper. Since I don't live in NY most of these are foreign to me, but they're not pulling the punches at least.
posted by BlackLeotardFront at 4:26 PM on March 31, 2005


I knew I was going to enjoy it with A-Rod starting it off.

That's where it lost credibility for me. Anyone who prefers Jeter to A-Rod on the field or off immediately sets off my distrust alarm.

At least A-Rod doesn't do commercials for fucking MasterCardTM. (I admit those Radio Shack commercials make me vomit.)

More local news at 11 ...
posted by mrgrimm at 4:26 PM on March 31, 2005


What no Kerik?
posted by destro at 4:29 PM on March 31, 2005


What no random poster from newyork.craigslist.org?
posted by pixelgeek at 4:48 PM on March 31, 2005


Hmm. A list talking smack mostly about very regional public figures. Awesome post. Hah! Only in New York!


See, the problem out here in the Pacific Northwest* is that there are not even 5, let alone 50, annoying and loathsome people to go on a list. We are all erudite, charming, and fully flossed. We would feed Mr. Kim AND the Olsen twins to the geoducks and think nothing of it.

*AKA Where God rests Her twinkly toes every moss-filled day.
posted by DeepFriedTwinkies at 4:50 PM on March 31, 2005


what the fuck do I have to do to get on this list, dammit....
posted by jonmc at 4:58 PM on March 31, 2005


what the fuck do I have to do to get on this list, dammit....
posted by jonmc at 4:58 PM PST on March 31

Change your name to quonsar?
posted by DeepFriedTwinkies at 5:05 PM on March 31, 2005


Let's start a campaign to get MeFi's jonmc onto next year's list. C'mon, it'll be fun.
posted by wendell at 5:11 PM on March 31, 2005


Yeah, man. I'm loathsome with the best of 'em, you filthy bastards.

see?
posted by jonmc at 5:16 PM on March 31, 2005


20. Sarah Lewitinn (aka Ultragrrrl)
Socialite, Blogger

Would some thin-wristed shoe-gazing bass player please hurry up and fuck this girl?


Worth it for that alone.

Now David Cross can take his career off hiatus knowing he's off the list.

Jon: Bang some groupies and start blogging about it. Maybe you can get on the list.
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 5:41 PM on March 31, 2005


I don't have no groupies. Any volunteers? WolfDaddy, you don't count, bro.
posted by jonmc at 5:44 PM on March 31, 2005


what?? kottke is delicious! (did I say that out loud?)

I have no idea who practically any of these people are, and I'm so okay with that.

This seems to be a bottom-scrape probing of New York's character. I like a lot of things about New York, but most of them are functions of its size.
posted by scarabic at 5:55 PM on March 31, 2005


We've got a big bottom to scrape, scarabic. One of the things that makes New York so especially amazing is that the whole world is represented here in all it's glory, not just it's most appealing parts. It's not a resrvation of hipsters and bohemians, it's the laboratory of human relations, my man.
posted by jonmc at 6:10 PM on March 31, 2005


Olsen Twins do not belong on list.
Berek likes Olsen Twins.
Berek has seen every Olsen Twin's movie.
WHAT?!
Lots of grown men are Olsen Twins fans!
Its not preverted!
Its not!
"sob"
Its really not!

Berek hides in closet, curls up in fetal position, quietly sobs.

posted by berek at 7:05 PM on March 31, 2005


I've done some crazy things in my time, but admitting to having seen ever Olsen Twins' movie will definitely never be one of them.
posted by clevershark at 8:32 PM on March 31, 2005


Isn't Howard Stern a New Yorker?
posted by marvin at 9:08 PM on March 31, 2005


Awesome. I missed Kerik too on the list, besides the token mention of him screwing Regan. He belongs more than a few people I'd never heard of.

Larry Tee getting such high honors makes me laugh.
Sounds like someone got turned down for a date, and is taking it pretty poorly.
posted by Busithoth at 9:11 PM on March 31, 2005


Metafilter: We've got a big bottom to scrape.
posted by ifjuly at 9:22 PM on March 31, 2005


I'm not a big Ultragrrrl fan (actually, I'd never read her blog before yesterday), but I like her response.
posted by Vidiot at 8:53 AM on April 1, 2005


May I be the Most Loathesome Kentuckian, please?
posted by davy at 9:41 AM on April 1, 2005


Oh, I see it IS "loathsome". My bad! I'm not running for wurst spellar, y'know.
posted by davy at 9:42 AM on April 1, 2005


Loathsome is the new black.
posted by squirrel at 5:25 PM on April 1, 2005


Someone should do a FPP on Mr. Kim. I didn't know he was loathsome, especially since his store is one of the only sources outside of a rapidly dwindling indie music and underground film scene where kids can get paid anything for keeping astride of new stuff that ain't brooklyn rap.

I did hear something about tax evasion, but to me that's a mark of character. That's right you feds...
posted by gorgor_balabala at 6:14 PM on April 1, 2005


Oh and by the way, yes people outside of new york should care about the list because we--loathsome or not--determine what you out there think and do. See post on McDonalds and the quote on 50 cent. Just the way it is.
posted by gorgor_balabala at 6:22 PM on April 1, 2005


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