Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Andrea Peyser is a bitter, humorless old cunt. Now before anybody jumps down my throat you should know that it takes a lot for me to use that particular word. It's not every day I call someone "humorless."
See what I did there?
The truth is that Peyser, the New York Post's resident pissy attack dog, has made a name for herself spewing prudish anti-sex, anti-lewdness and general anti-fun venom in all directions for years now. She's the comically tyrannical elementary school teacher -- the one who eventually gets her come-uppance from the boys and girls she's tortured -- in every kid empowerment movie come to life. So it makes sense that yesterday in Zuccotti Park in Lower Manhattan she decided to ambush some poor father who dared to bring his child to the Occupy Wall Street protest. Peyser was on hand to see for herself the "loons" she'd go on to write about today in her column on the "cleansing" of the filth out of Zuccotti and it goes without saying that she got into a shouting match with some of the protesters -- most of it revolving around her decision to of course lecture the father on what a crappy parent he was for bringing a kid to a rally.
It included Peyser losing her shit and shouting, "Fuck you!" at one guy, then doubling back to chastise him for calling her old.
Steven Thrasher at the Village Voice managed to get some of it on video and it's entertaining stuff -- and Gawker has a great shot of Peyser, looking, well, old and miserable (see above) as she sits on the cold concrete no doubt waiting for that real rain that will someday come and wash all the scum off the streets.