Snappy or Crappy vacation special

Rynnote: I am on vacation until Tues., Aug. 11, but I lovingly leave you with a special vacation photo Snappy or Crappy. All pictures are from a previous summer vacation in New York City, where I love to visit after hightailing it out of there after 17 years. P.S. Only look at one photo each day, so it’s like you’re getting a new one every morning.


This fun feature asks the audience to rate a trend, topic or sighting of something striking: is it Snappy or Crappy?

Bang bang/Photo Ryn Gargulinski

Bang bang/Photo Ryn Gargulinski

Shoot the clown

What do you think? Please respond:

Snappy. Hilarious! Where’s the ammo?

Crappy. I love clowns and this is downright mean.

Bliss/Photo Ryn Gargulinski

Bliss/Photo Ryn Gargulinski

View from the deck of the glorious, glamorous, grandiose, gorgeous, graceful Brooklyn Bridge

What do you think? Please respond:

Snappy. There’s no way the Brooklyn Bridge is not snappy.

HeeHaw/Photo Ryn Gargulinski

HeeHaw/Photo Ryn Gargulinski

Donkey with cart in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn

What do you think? Please respond:

Snappy. It exacts that Old World charm. In fact, it looks like it is left over from the Old World.

Crappy. That stinkin’ donkey is more hideous than the Snappy or Crappy doll on the Tucson porch.

Which way do we go/Photo Ryn Gargulinski

Which way do we go/Photo Ryn Gargulinski

Tourists on lower Broadway. Please note menacing figure in background who appears he’s conniving to mug them.

What do you think? Please respond:

Snappy. Tourists wholly amuse me. I like sending them in the wrong direction.

Crappy. Tourists wholly annoy me. I like sending them in the wrong direction.

C'mon in/Photo Ryn Gargulinski

C'mon in/Photo Ryn Gargulinski

Dead things in a gaggle

What do you think? Please respond:

Snappy. I’m fascinated with the dead.

Crappy. At least seeing this dead things photo means we won’t have to see that other NYC vacation dead things photo of the giant sewer rat.

Hungry?/Photo Ryn Gargulinski

Hungry?/Photo Ryn Gargulinski

Mottled corn

What do you think? Please respond:

Snappy. It reminds me of how much I love butter.

Crappy. I don’t get why someone would put this outside a food booth as a marketing device.

Help me/Photo Ryn Gargulinski

Help us/Photo Ryn Gargulinski

Garbage truck with hostages.

What do you think? Please respond:

Snappy. I always wondered what I should do with my old stuffed animals.

Crappy. This is not funny at all. Stuffed animals are supposed to be cuddly, cute and adored – not tethered to the front of a trash truck.

Whee/Photo Ryn Gargulinski

Whee/Photo Ryn Gargulinski

Coney Island’s historic Cyclone rollercoaster

What do you think? Please respond:

Snappy. I love roller coasters, especially those that are ancient and rickety.

Crappy. I’d never ride that death trap. It’s nearly 100 years old and feels it.

Enough salt to melt the Arctic Circle/Photo Ryn Gargulinski

Enough salt to melt the Arctic Circle/Photo Ryn Gargulinski

A REAL salt bagel

What do you think? Please respond:

Snappy. Wow. Yum. Awesome. I’m so sick of those fake frozen bagel blobs.

Crappy. If you eat this much salt, you may as well join the gaggle of dead things.

Van Gogh/Photo Ryn Gargulinski

Van Go/Photo Ryn Gargulinski

Graffiti van

What do you think? Please respond:

Snappy. Graffiti is a colorful and welcome art form as long as it’s done right.

Crappy. Never mind the clown, I’d shoot whomever did this to my van.



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30 Responses to Snappy or Crappy vacation special

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  3. radmax says:

    Rynski, I give this clown a definite snappy, only because I would immensely enjoy shooting it, repeatedly…PS-I’m gonna do one a day in honor of your vacation…must be nice… 🙂

  4. koreyk says:

    Roller coasters are always snappy, ESPECIALLY if they feel like they are 100 years old!
    (Yeah, I know that I cheated by jumping ahead, but I will be without computer for a few days.  Just nobody else do what I did, OK?)

  5. azmouse says:

    The clown is snappy!

  6. Nombre says:

    Is the comment about the black guy standing in the background of the photo being a potential mugger also “just a joke” like your bike lane post?
    Good god, woman. You need to develop a filter.

  7. boojit says:

    NIIIIIIIIIIICE. So he’s black so he’s a mugger. GREAT WORK, KEEP IT UP!

  8. azmouse says:

    Ryn isn’t prejudice. I don’t believe it was meant the way you’re perceiving it.

    • boojit says:

      Great, care to grace us with your perception then? Exactly what about this man is menacing? What about him makes you believe that he is conniving to mug them? Do enlighten us.

      • azmouse says:

        Personally, I don’t find the man menacing. I just don’t think she meant it to sound inappropriate.  I am just the type of person who tries to see the good in people, as apposed to the bad, that’s all. I can’t enlighten anybody, or ‘grace’ anyone with anything.

      • Alice says:

        azmouse, it’s all fine and well to see the good in people as “apposed” to the bad, but you must admit that the author made a very, very poor choice in matching that assumption with that photo.
        It is especially troubling in light of the racial issues this entire blog plays with – such as her obsession with “illegals” and her rather insensitive way of dealing with ethnicity and race.
        She did not have to and should not have even mentioned the man in the background. She should have had enough sense to realize that sort of comment will rub many, many people the wrong way. Then again, I don’t expect her to have much sense after she thought Arroyo Chico meant bike path.

  9. Alex says:

    Do you proof read this garbage before you hit enter?
    Again, blatantly racist – and so casually!
    I’m so glad I don’t live where you do.  Please consider just staying ‘on vacation’.

  10. leftfield says:

    I have to admit that I cringed a little when I read the remarks about the “mugger” and looked at the picture.  I prefer to give Miss Ryn the benefit of the doubt though.  It may be an unintentional insensitivity.

    • azmouse says:

      Okay, what you said, leftfield is what I meant. You’re better at words than I am! 🙂

    • Alice says:

      Is her WHOLE blog “unintentionally” insensitive? Because this is not the first time she’s written really offensive, ignorant things under the guise of a joke.

  11. Coonie says:

    Haha, you’re so right, Rhynnie-poo! Black people DO mug white people! LOL… don’t stop the hatefest! One nation, one language, one topic of humor!!!

  12. Coonie says:

    Oh, btw, I love the quirky way you add -ski to everything! It even says it right on ur “Rynski’s Blogski” banner image, right next to your Downski face!

  13. ojai says:

    Tourists on lower Broadway. Please note menacing figure in background who appears he’s conniving to mug them.
    Really? I guess racism is funny now on the Citizen. Oh man, when you implied the black guy is going to mug the white guys, that was a laugh riotski!

  14. Me says:

    Menacing figure in the background? Can you say “racist”? Having read your Bilingual Sign polemic, it’s pretty hard to see how you’re not a racist bigot. Good luck in life till you sort that out.

  15. Red Star says:

    Is there any way to make this vacation permanent?

  16. failerator says:

    did you grow up in a trailer park?

  17. radmax says:

    Mornin’ Rynski-causing quite a stir lately. For a ‘gun hating, left wing radical bimbo’ you sure do have some conservative ideas about things. 🙂 BTW, how many hits did this generate, and do you have any pro-con percentages. Brooklyn bridge-long as it doesn’t end up in lake Havasu, snappy of course-quite an engineering marvel for it’s time. The burro and cart-snappy also, even though it depicts a stereotype that you will probably catch some flak for. Good thing there is not a ‘siesta mexican’ in the cart.

    • leftfield says:

      Rad, I am curious if you know where all these posters yesterday came from? Was the site attacked by trolls?  I used to think I had some of the characteristics of an attack dog, but now I think I’m pretty tame compared to what happened yesterday.   Where were all these folks when the comments were originally posted?  Why the attack en masse yesterday?  

      • azmouse says:

        Morning guys!
        Allot of these people came from a website called, I believe. Most of those posters aren’t from Tucson. Someone I guess, put Ryn’s comments on there and the attack ensued.
        And yes, leftfield, you are a sweet angel of mercy by comparison…

      • RADC MAXIMUS says:

        Mornin’ Lefty-those ping thingamajigs that some blogs end up with actually allow other sites readers to see the blog and comment according to my ‘sources’. If you get a popular one with many viewers, here comes the avalanche. Some of these idiots I doubt even read Ryns’ blog, as they called her dude. I can say unequivocally that Ms. Gargulinski is most certainly not a ‘dude’.

      • leftfield says:

        Thanks for the info, folks.  I guess I’m just techno-challenged.  I’m also curious what motivates folks from Timbuktu to spend the time required to monitor the internet that closely in order to find a perceived weakness and then attack like a pack of dogs.  And I thought I wasted too much time online.

        It is my wont to argue with conservative posters, but this is something else entirely.  I can’t say that I agree with Ms Ryn’s POV on matters sociopolitical, but it seems to me there should be a penalty for “piling on”.

        BTW, azmouse, don’t let them tell you that there’s something wrong with your approach to life.  I get this all the time, too.  I would certainly prefer the world have more people like yourself than like most others I meet.   

      • azmouse says:

        Thanks for the kind words, leftfield. It means allot to me, actually.

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