Saturday, November 12, 2016

Stressed post-election New Yorkers vent on subway notes

NEW YORK (AP) — New Yorkers struggling with post-election stress have found an outlet for the blues — by pouring their political souls onto sticky notes that fill walls of a Manhattan subway station.

In the days after Republican Donald Trump won the White House, Democrat Hillary Clinton's loss brought many of her New York supporters to tears — even in public.

Enter 28-year-old Brooklyn artist Matthew Chavez, known as Levee. He set up a table in a long tunnel of the Union Square station where he hands out the blank pastel notes on which straphangers scribble.

He calls this "Subway Therapy." It's free.

More at this AP link


Eric the Fruit Bat said...

If it's a real thing, and I don't think it is, then it's merely a way to get attention, kind of like Munchausen syndrome.

People wouldn't do it if it didn't get rewarded.

Man is a social animal.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

I guess it is better than rioting, breaking businesses windows, trashing people's cars and otherwise hurting innocent people for the crime of thinking differently than you.

Makes them feel like they are doing something I suppose.

What a bunch of whiny babies.

edutcher said...

When Pissy stole the election 4 years ago, I don't recall this sort of reaction.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

When Pissy stole the election 4 years ago, I don't recall this sort of reaction.

It is the difference between responsible adults who have lives and respect versus pampered perpetual children and the cultivated victim class who think that they have the right to public temper tantrums and the right to harm anyone they like without consequences.

Just wait until they try this shit on a CC packing citizen.

Maybe we should begin roaming in packs like the rest of the animals? In order to protect ourselves. Go armed and go together.

Trooper York said...

I used to vent on Subway Platforms coming home from the South Street Seaport in the 1980's.

Of course we called it vomiting back then. Just sayn'