Sunday, February 25, 2007
Leave It to Beaver
A live beaver has been spotted in New York City, allegedly for the first time in about 200 years.
It was seen swimming in the Bronx River last week.
Of course, Times Square is not in the Bronx and has been all Disneyed up, but I'm pretty sure Forty-second Street and Eighth Avenue featured lots of live beaver in the Sixties, Seventies, and Eighties. But memory is tricky and selective. I could be wrong. Maybe it was all trick photography, and smoke and mirrors.
"Hello! Is this microphone working?"
"Thank you, thank you, ladies and gentleman. I'll be here Thursday, Friday, Saturday."
"Can you hear me back there?"
"Hey, Louie, throw those hecklers out, will you!"