Dumpster diving part deux

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Not only is Rob Matthews our main source for gossip (see last post), but he is also the chattiest emailer we know. Here’s some more back and forth email from Rob about the dumpster swimming holes as Brooklyn chic, per a report in the New York Times:

A southern style DIY swimming hole; image provided by Rob Matthews
A southern style DIY swimming hole; image provided by Rob Matthews

Rob:
Tracy and I have been making fun of it today.  Particularly the double standard.  Swimming in a dumpster in Georgia- redneck.  Swimming in a dumpster in Brooklyn- hip?

Libby:
this is hip is beyond beyond beyond! Of course the advantage of a dumpster over a plastic backyard pool is the depth. Full immersion. I think the Baptists ought to be giving this a heads up if they haven’t already!

Rob:
Nah, the Baptists will throw you in any lake, dirty or not.  Clean dumpster water is hardly a requirement.  I know plenty of people that had to take showers after their baptism.  Fortunately my church was high-falutin’ and had a baptismal pool above the choir pit.  La di da.

If this Brooklyn trend of borrowing from redneck culture continues, prepare to see more of the attached photo driving around in Williamsburg.  Once they figure out that abandoned water towers still have water in them, like my neighbors did when I was a kid, then the transformation will be complete.  The mullets will bloom

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