"Kylie Bisutti had reached the pinnacle of her career as a Victoria’s Secret Angel. But instead of feeling proud, she felt exploited. She tells why she turned to faith after the fashion industry put her through hell," in today's Post, which has the decency to wait a whole 9 paragraphs before this:
A natural disaster is a time for class, dignity, exchange of news instead of rumor (ahem, oh well) and a sense of humor where warranted. (Everyone's mileage will vary on what's funny and when, of course. One mild ill-timed joke, and you're the most-hated person on Twitter.) With millions of people without power, low-lying areas flooded and some generally scary stuff going on, it's a little tense! The good news is, here in New York City most workplaces are being sensible with their employees—I mean, they kind of have to be, given that no one can go anywhere, what with every subway tunnel flooded.
But then there's bad [...]
"The New York Post is raising its newsstand price to 75 cents beginning Monday, according to sources at the newspaper. Editor-in-chief Col Allan did not respond to calls about the hike. Memos sent to reporters on Tuesday demanded better stories on Monday to compensate for the price increase." —Consider yourselves warned: the Post will continue to suck clear through the weekend.
"I have a job with the state doing work I love. I'm not going to sit around and ask myself that question for the next 20 years. I'm moving on. It's all good." —New York State Homes and Community Renewal Agency employee Michael Kosko discusses his reaction to skipping out on his office's lottery pool, which wound up winning $319 million. It is terrific that Kosko can embrace that attitude (and he's probably fortunate not to have won) in the face of a situation like this. And while Kosko's line about how, working for the state, he feels like he has already won the lottery, will undoubtedly be [...]
In case you missed the paper this morning, here are three individual excerpts from today's New York Post:
• "Tuesday's stabbing must be taken for what it was: the act of a disturbed individual who is now in custody."
• "Indeed, it would be outrageous for the same people who reflexively insist that confirmed and coordinated Islamic terrorist attacks are "isolated incidents" that don't reflect on Muslims generally to suddenly insist that this one lone, despicable act somehow reflects the views and attitudes of, say, the 70 percent of Americans who oppose the Ground Zero mosque.
• "A drunk barged into a Queens mosque last night [...]
Alexander Hamilton's perpetual rotisserie must be on overdrive this morning: "A reputed crime-family captain, with the nom-de-mob 'Big Nose,' dug in for some nasal gabagool during an appearance in Brooklyn federal court yesterday — picking and pulling the entire time the judge instructed the jury on deliberations. Then he disgustingly licked every finger." I hope some mobster scratches his ass soon; I'm looking forward to the phrase "anal mortadell'."
From the New York Post:
A young Long Island genius took her oil-spill fix down to the Gulf yesterday, cornering a BP executive at a cleanup staging area and knocking his socks off during a half-hour powwow.
"Wow, that's very impressive," Dave Golson, BP's operations director for eastern Louisiana, said after hearing Alia Sabur's pitch. "It's something we should give serious consideration."
The paper also notes that the BP exec was prepared to dismiss the young genius, but "after she showed him a Wednesday edition of The Post, which contained a schematic of her proposal, he reconsidered."