Friday, July 15th, 2011

The Luckiest Couple on the Lower East Side

This photograph was taken back in early June. DO YOU THINK THEY'RE STILL TOGETHER? Do you think she still smokes? Do you think he later took a Gotham Writers' Workshop class? Do you think they'll let me be their houseboy? WHERE ARE THEY RIGHT NOW? I'm guessing either at work or maybe just now leaving for the weekend with their respective spouses.

Photo by Kevin Dooley

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This was shot on Gay Marriage Victory Day. She randomly smooched the fellow amidst the rejoicing. Iconic stuff!

whizz_dumb (#10,650)

She was going to quit out of poverty, but then she got a huge raise at her job, which pushed her up into the "cigarettes affording" income bracket.

Matt (#26)

Funny, didn't know beaches were divided up like that.

Annie K. (#3,563)

How sincerely are you kissing when you're holding a cigarette? I've never held a cigarette while kissing, but if I had, I think I'd be thinking about whether I was setting anything on fire and how completely cool I looked kissing with that cigarette and whether I was going to kiss so long that the cigarette would burn out or the ash would fall off. In short, I'm betting they're not together.

BadUncle (#153)

@Annie K. Likewise, never kiss and iron.

Cotter Martin (#17,011)

It was a great month.
They slept in and went to the beach and cooked at home and learned all about each others lives and made love constantly and unhurriedly. He would surprise her with ridiculous, simple gifts that he bought, out of the blue, on the way home from work. She was delighted and cherished them like a child.

But it didnt last. They both began to feel trapped.

He started banging some girl who worked in his department and she began an affair with her boss at the design firm where she worked. The boss ended up getting her pregnant but she told homeboy it was his and he paid for the abortion, mostly out of guilt.

After that they mostly drifted apart, promising to take road trips and spend weekends together but always finding a reason not to. He moved back to Raleigh to rid himself of all the painful associations of the city. She began a series of ill-advised romantic encounters with questionable men. She began using drugs and contracted HIV, a side effect of her medication was shingles which left her with permanent nerve damage in her forehead. It caused an incurable phantom-itch that baffled doctors and was ultimately written off as psychological in nature. One night, while she was sleeping, she scratched through the front of her skull and into her brain, destroying her frontal lobe and all memories.

C_Webb (#855)

@Cotter Martin Marvelous. Like "Scenes From an Italian Restaurant," but with hipsters.

iantenna (#5,160)

are we 100% sure that's not liv tyler?

dado (#102)

It's Anne Hathaway for sure.

Eric Spiegelman (#3,968)

Y'all are a bunch of cynical motherfuckers.

Aloysius (#1,808)

That's some nice speculation about the hipster kids, but what about the owner of the giant arm in the foreground.

SeanP (#4,058)

@Aloysius yeah, the gigantic arm guy always gets short shrift.

InfoMofo (#505)

Magnetic Fields reference, I choose you!

@InfoMofo Seriously! I can't get it out of my head now.

GailPink (#9,712)

They are broken up by now.

whizz_dumb (#10,650)

@GailPink But she's keeping the baby.

I thought kissing in public was banned in NYC now?

C_Webb (#855)

@Clarence Rosario – No tongue.

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