The Most Unlikely Sentence You’ll Read Today

Monday, June 25th, 2012

From this article:

 I was helped by several dozen strangers; by Slate’s political blogger Dave Weigel and film critic Dana Stevens; by New Yorker music critics Sasha Frere-Jones and Alex Ross; by singer-songwriter Neko Case; by three plainclothes New York City policemen; and especially by writer and musician Nick Sylvester. All those people—and Twitter—found my bicycle.

My friend Dave Weigel can now tell people about the time he and Neko Case helped a man find his bicycle.

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10 Responses to “The Most Unlikely Sentence You’ll Read Today”

  1. #1 |  Rob | 

    Jody Rosen is apparently a guy. I think you can be forgiven for thinking otherwise given the combination of the name and the appearance of the bike, though. I’m glad he got it back, I guess, but unless it’s ridden by a 12 year old girl that bike screams “hipster douchebag”.

  2. #2 |  Radley Balko | 

    Thanks — fixed.

  3. #3 |  C.E. | 

    I’ll never forget the time that Elvis Costello, Tom Brokaw, and Gene Siskell were trying to retrieve my car keys from under a drainage grate. As they struggled to lift the heavy metal, Woody Allen walked by and, without a word, pulled out some string and some chewing gum, and just lifted the keys up to the grate, where we could grab them. We tried to thank him, but he just rolled his eyes. Then Siskell wrote a bad review about his next movie, and we all had a laugh at Woody’s expense.

  4. #4 |  Bob | 

    Lesson 1: Don’t live in New York City.

    Lesson 2: Lock your damn bike! Really? How hard is that?

    Especially if you live in New York City. Hell, I live in the middle of nowhere, Missouri… and I keep my stuff locked. Not because I’m paranoid, but because it’s just good policy.

  5. #5 |  Franklin Harris | 

    Oh, great. Weigel is going to be insufferable now, isn’t he?

  6. #6 |  Bob | 

    #3 C.E.

    …As they struggled to lift the heavy metal, Woody Allen walked by and, without a word, pulled out some string and some chewing gum…

    Wait… Wasn’t that Richard Dean Anderson that did that?

    Really… I just can’t see Woody Allen doing that. He is just not that clever.

  7. #7 |  BMB | 

    I’m glad Dave has a friend. I’ve spent sleepless nights worrying about him and Eric Dondero.

    Will they be OK? Will someone talk to them tomorrow? Will a barista spit in their coffees? Are they the same person?

  8. #8 |  overgoverned | 

    I would very much like to have Neko Case help me find my bicycle, if you know what I mean.

  9. #9 |  johnl | 

    This sounds like a Julian Sanchez story.

  10. #10 |  Michael S | 

    When Pee-Wee loses his bicycle, he has a way of just bringing people together.

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