Greenpoint, October, 2015

Friday, March 2, 2012

I Give a F*ck About 40

Quaint sign. What does it mean?
Q: What's the speed limit on the BQE?
A: As fast as you can possibly go.

But sometimes, reader, there's a night. Sometimes there's a night, and I'm talking about the BQE here, when you can actually drive, actually get out of second gear. For some reason, the traffic is light. Maybe everybody's stayed in to watch the Michigan primary results. Who knows?

On nights like these, the BQE faithful celebrate. How? By going below the posted speed limit, that's how. And by doing it all lanes, that's how. As I slalom through the Sunday-on-a-Tuesday-Night drivers, my silent message for them is much the same message Stringer Bell (Idris Elba) gives his troops in this scene from The Wire.

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