First panda protests, then lame pageants, and now kickball feuds. I'm glad that there isn't a presidential election or financial crisis to be concerned about. God knows that I don't have anything against kicking back for a bit of frivolous fun, but fighting over pirate flags and protesting your right to dance in a panda suit makes Williamsburg look like the lamest liberal arts college in the universe. What's next, a rally for more affordable frisbees?
Either everyone from NYU is moving just a little farther down the L train, or some members of my generation are simply stuck in some kind of childhood time warp. It makes sense for college kids to make a big deal over stupid things like kickball rivalries and botched faux-beauty pageants--they are 19, their parents still pay their rent and they are going to move to a different city in three years anyway. But if you are 25 and the most urgent concern in your life is whether or not that other kickball team was totally hatin' on you, then you need to start doing something useful with your life.
I understand that I am generalizing. Most people I meet in Williamsburg don't act like college sophomores and are actually very nice people. But if you have ever been greeted with an eye roll after telling someone you live in Williamsburg, you can probably blame the hordes of juvenile pandas and pirates.