Skip to comments.The Pumps Don't Work 'Cause the Vandals Took the Handles
Posted on 04/04/2020 8:19:27 AM PDT by a little elbow grease
An American story posted in an effort to show how far the coronavirus insanity has traveled and how the character of our country is being reshaped ....
Hoops Removed at Legendary NYC Basketball Courts as a Coronavirus Precaution
by Angi Gonzalez Brooklyn
(snip) -- "The basketball court at Rucker Park in Harlem is considered hallowed ground for some of the greatest players in the game.
On Thursday, it was empty, which seemed surreal for people who live in the neighborhood.
Earlier in the day, the hoops at the Rucker Park court and at 79 other basketball courts across the city were removed at the order of Mayor de Blasio.
Most of the people who spoke with NY1 on Thursday about the decision were not pleased.
This was true even with the knowledge that the move was made in an effort to promote social distancing amid the spread of the coronavirus.
I know we have something serious going on. We have a virus and its getting a lot of people sick, especially in NYC, but the kids need stuff, they need activities, said one woman. I can see that they are doing it for peoples safety and health, but I just think its unfair, said a 17-year-old girl. On Wednesday, the Mayor announced his plan to remove the hoops. He said the courts selected for removal were chosen based on information from the NYPD and NYC Parks Department."
.... before the taking of the handle
That’s ok ‘cuz Johnny’s in the basement, mixin’ up the medicine.
And I’m on the pavement, thinkin’ about the government.
Brings back memories of good water...
Check out Broad Street Pump for the reference.
No midnight bball?
Gonna be more shootin...
Don’t want to be a bum
You better chew gum
The pump don’t work
‘Cause the vandals took the handles
They can still work on their fancy dribble and passing moves, what’s the problem?
Our school district and city announced last weekend they were removing basketball hoops along with locking tennis courts and tracks.
Feral animals need basketball to make sure they don’t do stupid stuff like robbery and murder.
Good thing there’s Popeyes and KFC to fill in the void.
Is this line in the same song?
“Look out kid, they keep it all hid!”
The two guys in the middle are standing together too closely.
Tom Thumb Blues:
You must pick one or the other, though neither of them are to be what they claim.
Played yesterday and it was fun. They had a collar inside the hole to keep the ball from dropping. Don’t tell anyone I fist bumped a guy at the end.
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