October 21, 2011

the hipster cop

A few days ago I mentioned doing police work could be interesting and not a few days later Kelsey finds this:

He was dubbed “The Hipster Cop” a little over a week ago, a few days after pictures trickled online of a plainclothes detective—dressed more like an actor from Dead Poet’s Society than NYPD Blue—patrolling the Occupy Wall Street protest. Then the Hipster Cop Twitter jokes started: “He only uses pepper spray ironically.” “Sure I have a nightstick…I bought it on svpply.com.” And just yesterday, The New York Times ran the first interview with Rick Lee, a 45-year-old community affairs detective with an addiction to Ralph Lauren, a.k.a. The Hipster Cop. Or rather, a.k.a. The Country Gentleman.

Maybe I really have missed my calling.

comments

  1. Deron Bauman on October 21st, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    Occifer.

  2. Sheila Ryan on October 21st, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    I’ve occasionally thought it’s a drag that applying to work for the CIA was so seriously uncool when I was young enough to do so. I think I would have made a kick-ass spy.

  3. Deron Bauman on October 21st, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    I’d be good CIA too.

  4. Sheila Ryan on October 21st, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    Bauman! Wait. No. Your cover name is Ryan.

  5. Deron Bauman on October 21st, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    Foxy Renner.

  6. Sheila Ryan on October 21st, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    Also, Bauman Ryan, odds are you won’t live to see tomorrow.

  7. Deron Bauman on October 21st, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    Secret Asian Man.

  8. Sheila Ryan on October 21st, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    I sometimes hear it as that!

    (And when I get excited, my little China girl says, “Oh, baby, just you shut your mouth.”)

  9. Kelsey Parker on October 21st, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    Sheila, I’d make the worst spy the world has ever known.

  10. Kelsey Parker on October 21st, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    I’d be so happy to have a cover name though.

  11. Sheila Ryan on October 21st, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    I’d give you mine, Kelsey, if it weren’t Deron’s. Wait. Maybe you could be “Bauman” and I could be “Parker”.

    Oh, but that wouldn’t work, ’cause Deron and I have too much fun barking “Bauman!” and “Ryan!” at one another.

  12. Deron Bauman on October 21st, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    Ryan!

  13. Sheila Ryan on October 21st, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    No, wait! Now you say, “Bauman!” and then I say, “Ryan!” ‘Cause we’re spies.

  14. Deron Bauman on October 21st, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    Ryan!

  15. Deron Bauman on October 21st, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    I’m throwing them off.

  16. Sheila Ryan on October 21st, 2011 at 5:31 pm

    Okay, I’m taking off my wig.

  17. Deron Bauman on October 21st, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    It’s a trap!

  18. Sheila Ryan on October 21st, 2011 at 5:42 pm

    Okay, I’ll pretend I’m a woman and try and seduce the counter-operative.

  19. Deron Bauman on October 21st, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    .aedi doog a s’tahT

  20. Sheila Ryan on October 21st, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    20-8-1-14-11-19.

  21. Deron Bauman on October 21st, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    our-yay. elcome-way.

  22. Sheila Ryan on October 21st, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    Unu bieron, mi petas.

  23. Deron Bauman on October 21st, 2011 at 6:12 pm

    I’m making a signal with my nose.

  24. Sheila Ryan on October 21st, 2011 at 6:12 pm

    That is all. Clark.

  25. Sheila Ryan on October 21st, 2011 at 6:13 pm

    I think I just got shot by a poison dart fired from an umbrella.

  26. Deron Bauman on October 21st, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    The antidote is in a capsule in a cavity fashioned in the heel of my shoe.

  27. Sheila Ryan on October 21st, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    Could our carrier pigeon please transport the antidote from the heel of your shoe to my heel?

  28. Deron Bauman on October 21st, 2011 at 6:39 pm

    Check the horizon for puffs of smoke.

  29. Sheila Ryan on October 21st, 2011 at 6:45 pm

    I’m seeing spots . . . everything’s going black . . . I’m swallowing the secret message . . . tell them I did it all in the service of a Worthy Cause.

  30. Deron Bauman on October 21st, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    Listen to the dial tone! It will reverse the symptoms! Do it now!

  31. Sheila Ryan on October 21st, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    Ooh. That was nasty. I spewed the secret message. Coming back up, it tasted like those orange marshmallow circus peanuts. And I got my fingertips all sticky rearranging the letters.

    People think the life of a secret agent is glamorous, but they don’t know the half of it.