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...and they're Ghostbusters, so they're in control.


Heh. It's weird, how New York this video is. Everyone I know here dreamed of living into New York. Not me. Even as a kid who didn't quite fit, West Baltimore was just fine for me. I don't know when the cosmopolitan thing hit. 

I think it happened circa 2002, riding the Q train up through Canal Street to Union Square. All the tall-short people. So many different people.


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