Halloween Actually Scary for Once in Union SquareGood morning, everybody! A little hung-over today? Have a rough night? Bet you went to a bunch of parties. Wandered around insufficiently dressed for the weather, drank beer at one party and cocktails at another. You were kind of a mess, huh? That sucks. But you know what? You could have been shot in gang crossfire while eating at McDonald’s. Yeah, that’s right. That’s what happened to four Halloween revelers in Union Square early in the morning today. And one woman got stabbed. Fortunately, no one was fatally wounded. All of the victims were between 18 and 21, which basically means they were probably dressed-up NYU students with the munchies after a long night of frolicking. They woke up this morning at Bellevue Hospital where they are recovering from their injuries. So, yeah. Wow. Wait, what were you saying about your hangover again?
Horror on Halloween As Brawl Breaks Out in Union Square [7 Online]
You Deserve a Big, Fishy Break Today
Something’s particularly fishy around town right now, and it’s not just all those Catholics abandoning meat. Or, actually, it ever so slightly is: Loosely timed to coincide with the Lenten season, McDonald’s has debuted the Double Filet-o-Fish — and the Underground Gourmet is giddy. There’s more to the sandwich than just a double dose of deep-fried mystery fish. What’s the special twist? The UG tells all at Grub Street, where it’s the Sandwich of the Week.
Filet-o-Fish Sandwich Now Twice As Delicious [Grub Street]
Maria Bartiromo Feels Pretty, Oh So PrettyBefore Maria Bartiromo was on MSNBC and flying on private jets, she lived a life out of West Side Story. Speaking of Bartiromo, Citigroup head Charles Prince may have leaked the jet-ride scandal to the media. Former Philippines first lady Imelda Marcos uploaded some unintentionally funny government-propaganda films to YouTube. Financier Henry Kravis complained that he wasn’t invited to Stephen Schwarzman’s blowout birthday party. Brad and Angelina needed beads and masks to escape from a New Orleans restaurant.
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David Eisler Hates Gays, Wants McFlurry NowNote to the future celebrity self-immolators wishing to end their careers with a revolting public display of bigotry: Do it with class. Do it like 19-year-old Brooklynite David Eisler. Eisler (all allegedly) walked into a Staten Island shopping-mall McDonald’s, sliced in front of the line, and demanded a McFlurry; told that the store was out of them and that he would need to rejoin the line anyway, Eisler informed everyone: “I am homophobic! I hate faggots! McDonald’s shouldn’t hire faggots!” and left. Perhaps feeling that the previous tirade somehow lacked in impact, Eisler then returned, two hours later, and tried to punch the counter clerk in the face. Finally, stopped by cops, Eisler challenged one to a fistfight with a manly “Why don’t you take your gun-belt off and I’ll kick your fucking ass.”
For those keeping count of objectionable things in this item, we’ve got nine, in the descending order of awfulness: hate crime, harassment, McFlurrys, attempted assault, resisting arrest, line-cutting, shopping malls, foul language, and Staten Island. If only he’d thrown in a “sugar tits,” Eisler could have hit a perfect ten.
‘Anti-Gay’ Mac Attack at Mall [NYP]