Finally, folks, 4th of July weekend is upon us, and it’s time for some fun in the sun. But where’s the sun? The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch for the New York City area and beyond until 10pm, meaning there’s a chance of funnels– and not the beer kind. For those, you’ll have to turn to our list of Independence Day weekend par-tays. (The sun will come out tomorrow.)
The city’s Office of Emergency Managment has advised y’all to stay indoors while it pours. But that isn’t stopping me from heading over to what might be Paul Simon’s last show– at Forest Hills Stadium. Yes, it’s outdoors in the middle of a Tornado Watch. Is this the aPaulcalypse?
And speaking of end days, do you have a moment to talk about the sign above? It had been affixed to the side of an apartment complex in Rockaway since 2011, when a follower of doomsday preacher Harold Camping predicted that the world would end on May 21 of that year and spent $140,000 on ads spreading the message. Five years later, the sign was still up, even though its message of eternal judgment had faded as if trampled by four horsemen.
But graffiti artists, before you get any bright ideas about that big blank space next to “The Bible guarantees it,” I must report that the sign finally came down this past week, as you can see below.
It’s a miracle!