is the name of an essay by jonathan ames. he is hilarious in a bitter way. he looks at himself in the mirror and says, goddamn it i am ugly and balding and i scratch my ass too much and there is my existence. it's sort of like if david sedaris actually had something to complain about instead of just bitching about all the terrible things that happen when you live in normandy and subsist on wine and cheese and kools. although i heard he just quit smoking.
back to the task at hand, so to speak.
mr. ames' essay is about the willamsburg savings bank in brooklyn, which he claims (half-heartedly) is the most phallic building in the world.
it's pretty phallic.
the essay spawned an online contest which you can peruse here. it turns out there are a lot of phallic buildings in the world.
and my god, look at the winner - a water tower in ypsilanti michigan. residents call it "the brick dick."