Monday, November 23, 2009

Business in Front, Revival in the Back

What? Is it a church? Or a barber shop??!?

I did it. My curiosity built up more and more. After 16 months of passing this 2nd floor shop on Church Ave in Flatbush, I called its number. I spoke to CoPastor Joan West and asked for an explanation. She could not have been nicer! In between each sentence, she invited me to come up and check it out for myself. 'Upon This Rock' is a barber shop by day, a church by night. They do it all!
Upon risk of making a (truly) terrible connection, I couldn't help but consider that the Pastors West aren't the first to mullet up their religious expression. Check out this haircut:

After reflection, I think this is a mullet! At the very least, I think He could use the Wests' services. Upon This Rock is totally on to something.

Sunday, November 22, 2009


This kind gentleman walked with his wife, who was having an alcohol-induced tough time, to the NJ Transit train in Penn Station Friday night. When I asked if his message was for real ("Now that's a shirt, sir!"), he showed me the front, reading, DON'T F*&^ WITH ME; I'M ON VACATION.

He loooooved talking to me about his shirt. The trouble was, what he was saying didn't make any sense. I bet he really does what it says.