Quote Of The Day

March 10th, 2008at 08:12pm Posted by Eli

From a Daily News story about FDNY pressuring the Red Hook station to change their nickname from “The Happy Hookers”:

FDNY brass ordered the station to change its nickname and logo two years ago amid a crackdown on monikers like the Bronx’s 90 Proof and Staten Island’s Southern Comfort.

(…)

As the Daily News reported Sunday, the FDNY has again ordered the station to paint over the name on its door. None of the firefighters there would talk yesterday, but neighbors were quick to defend them.

“All the problems in Brooklyn, and the government is worried about a logo on a door?” asked Amanda Rival, 38.

“The question should be, ‘Would I trust these men with my life?’ And the answer is an emphatic ‘yes.’ Besides, they’re happy hookers, not depressed or abused hookers or anything like that.

Yes, I think the mental state of the hookers is a vital distinction here.

UPDATE: Um, I should probably mention that I actually wrote this before the Spitzer story broke, and set it to “time-release” tonight…

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