We enter a little coffeehouse with a friend of mine and give our order. While we’re aproaching our table two people come in and they go to the counter:
‘Five coffees, please. Two of them for us and three suspended’ They pay for their order, take the two and leave.
I ask my friend: “What are those ‘suspended’ coffees?”
My friend: “Wait for it and you will see.”
Some more people enter. Two girls ask for one coffee each, pay and go. The next order was for seven coffees and it was made by three lawyers - three for them and four ‘suspended’. While I still wonder what’s the deal with those ‘suspended’ coffees I enjoy the sunny weather and the beautiful view towards the square infront of the café. Suddenly a man dressed in shabby clothes who looks like a beggar comes in throught the door and kindly asks
‘Do you have a suspended coffee ?’
It’s simple - people pay in advance for a coffee meant for someone who can not afford a warm bevarage. The tradition with the suspended coffees started in Naples, but it has spread all over the world and in some places you can order not only a suspended coffee, but also a sandwitch or a whole meal.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have such cafés or even grocery stores in every town where the less fortunate will find hope and support ? If you own a business why don’t you offer it to your clients… I am sure many of them will like it.
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This is wonderful— does anyone know any spots in NYC that do this?
AMERICA WON’T SHUT UP ABOUT BEING DRUNK!
It seems everybody in these red, white and blue 50 states is gettin’ hammered and talking about it. So for this week’s show we guzzled down a few pints and turned on the mics, because we’re nothing if not journalists.
ON THE SHOW:
- We talk to drunken viral video sensation and teenage celebrity, Melinda Kantaloupe. (Abbi Jacobson)
- We chat with staunch anti-drinking advocate, House Rep. Clarence Booth. (Ilana Glazer)
- Jason quietly files for divorce, Pat holds hands with a future Senator and we’re paid a visit from our BFF, the always great, Gadget Guru Dermitt Countertop.
All that and more, plus music from the Foo Fighters!
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This was SO SO SO much fun/drunk!
Steven Simpson, Gay British Teen, Dies After Being Set On Fire At Birthday Party | HuffPost Gay Voices
March 23, 2013
A young British man has been convicted of manslaughter after killing a gay teen by setting him on fire.
The BBC reports that 20-year-old Jordan Sheard has been sentenced to three and a half years in jail for the death of Steven Simpson after pleading guilty to manslaughter charges. Simpson, 18, died one day after sustaining “significant burns” in June 2012, according to the report.
Simpson had Asperger’s syndrome, a speech impairment and epilepsy, the Yorkshire Post noted. The teen had reportedly been dared to strip down to his underpants before being doused in tanning oil, after which Sheard set him aflame at the party. Other reports said that anti-gay messages, including “gay boy” and “I love d*ck,” had been found scrawled across Simpson’s body.
Detective Sean Middleton described Simpson to the BBC as “a very caring and likeable young man” and a “generous spirit was taken advantage of and a single thoughtless act resulted in his death.”
A number of local lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights advocates said they believed Sheard’s prison term to be too lenient, but prosecuting attorney Tim Warburton nonetheless told The Star that the sentence was “within the range of what would be expected had it been considered a hate crime,” and that it would not be appealed.
“This was a cruel case of bullying based on Steven’s sexuality and disability,” Warburton is quoted as saying. “While we accept Jordan did not intend to kill Steven, his actions did lead to his death.”
Meanwhile, Sheard’s attorney said his client had been “deeply and significantly affected by what he has done and the tragic consequences that ensued,” which describing Simpson’s death as a “stupid prank that went wrong in a bad way,” the Daily Mail noted.
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[Photo: Steven Simpson.]
This is fucking awful and I hope at the very least that everyone online sees this and it haunts this murderous hateful asshole forever until someone runs him over.
I’m sharing for awareness and you should too. This is tragic. We need to look out for each other.
I didn’t know about this, and everyone should know that this happened, so fucked up shit like this STOPS happening.
This makes me wanna pack my bags, break my lease, and explore this great world of ours. Well worth the one minute, and Rick Mereki has a 3 video series called MOVE, EAT, LEARN.
All 3 of these are amazing and will make you want to go somewhere right now.
Digital illustration by Matt Mayer
Love this new series!
i just watched your episode "drummer girls." absolutely dying. literally made me laugh so hard. did you guys actually perform that whole show in wsp? i really wish i was there. btw, you and ilana are amazing. congrats on the show!
Whatup Mrs. Kristen Wiig-
Thanks so much for reaching out! Drummer Girls was one of my all time favorite episodes to shoot— and we did indeed shoot in Washington Sq. park! We performed a longer show than you see there— about 30 minutes and cut it down. We were originally going to use that as our Season 1 finale, (if you look hard you’ll see a lot of characters from previous episodes in that audience) but then Do The Right Thing was such a grander episode so we switched ‘em. Ilana is a much more bad ass drummer than me, so props to her!
Thanks for watching— for real, it means a lot to us.
Hey Abbi, this is the first time I've ever 'asked' someone anything on Tumblr before. Anyway, I just wanted to say well done on Broadcity getting picked up. I'm sure you've had a lot of people sending there congratulations so I'll try and keep this brief. I have watched the series so many times and love it, you and Ilana remind me so much of me and my bestfriend. Anyway, we live in Melbourne and are coming to New York in September & was wondering if you were still gonna be doing your live shows?
First off, thanks so much for this very kind note— thank you for watching the show and digging it. All I can say is that I really hope we’re still doing the live show in September! We do it once a month at UCB Chelsea and we find out our dates a few weeks in advance. Hopefully we’ll have one and you guys can come and check it out + hang out! If not, you have to check out the UCB anyways— I think you’ll like it.
Thanks again for writing and being so sweet.