By now, pretty much anyone who lives in NYC and has a Facebook page is familiar with Humans of New York, the photography project that profiles everyday New Yorkers with a warm, curious tone.
Comedy writers Connor Toole and Alec MacDonald have turned that concept on their head this summer with “Millennials of New York” their Facebook page and Instagram that satirizes 20-something New Yorkers in the same style as HONY. The posts, which often start out seemingly serious, soon go off the rails in directions that do a great job of capturing the self-absorbed, self-righteous and social media-obsessed people you'll find at various points along the L line.
See some hilarious examples below, and follow their page for new posts every day.
"It's really not easy balancing your love life, personal life and professional life in this city. When I got too stressed in the past, I'd grab a drink with a friend or go to a park and throw coins at pigeons, but at some point all the regular things stopped working for me. Now the only way I can really relax is by watching TV shows about murder. My friends keep telling me that I should, like, do a pomegranate cleanse when I feel the pressure building, but why would I do that when Law and Order: SVU is always playing on at least one channel? After a long, stressful day, there's nothing I love more than popping open a can of rosé and trying to figure out who bludgeoned a prostitute to death with her own prosthetic leg."
"I’m a professional talent scout. I spend my days walking around the city looking for a subject that I can turn into the next big meme. My primary focus used to be cute, exotic animals-- your slow lorises, your three-toed sloths-- but just being adorable doesn't cut it anymore. Right now, disabilities are IN. Whether it’s Grumpy Cat’s malformed jawbones or Lil Bub's total lack of teeth, people just can't get enough of broken animals! This little guy has diabetes. Type 2. He’s gonna be huge."
"I’m a feminist, okay? And I don’t care who knows it. I believe that women are JUST as capable as men, and deserve the right to equal pay. Guys who wouldn’t vote for someone based on their gender offend me to my core. It’s ridiculous, in this day and age, to have a problem with a woman in a position of power. Personally, I would be overjoyed with a female president if she’s not fat."