Monday, July 2, 2007

Scat-illogical photo essays




Part of what I’m trying to convey in these pieces is my general dissatisfaction with NYC parks.

When I’m schlepping through one all I keep thinking of is how great it would be to be hiking though a real forest, inhabited by woodland critters, other than squirrels, which are always scurrying away from me for some darned reason, even when I greet them by clicking my tongue.

Thanks,
Ken Klinger
Bayside, New York

2 comments:

verdi said...

Thanks for giving us the real poop on Queens Crap !
Keep up the great work!

Those Squirrels are probably in Gallagher's district and have learned to trust no one particularly politicos of his low caliber !

Try Union Square Park, if you're a Squirrel enthusiast. You can hand feed these friendliest NYC critters and enjoy communing with them !

Ken said...

Thanks for the feedback and info. I'll definitely have to get over to Union Square Park with some whole wheat bread crumbs to feed the squirrels. As to the ones around here I've noticed something rather remarkable and unsettling about them. If you're walking passed them, down a sidewalk, they won't flee if you don't look their way. As soon as you do look at them, though, they will take flight up a tree even if you don't turn your head towards them but just shift your eyes in their direction, which means that they can observe the movements of your pupils from 5 or more yards away. Darned if they ain't nearly human. So perhaps squirrels really are aware about what's going on in local politics and should be given the right to vote. And if they wind up chewing the ballots up, instead, so much the better. Political candidates from both parties are so lame these days that it would be better in some ways if none of them ever got voted into office.