Mister T “Fortune Cookie Caper” (part 5 of 8)

In the next scene, the Magic Bus pulls up outside the “Private Eye Book Store”, presumably Jeff’s parents’ shop. It’s a small storefront tucked away in the ground floor of an apartment building, on a residential street. The bus parks right in front and, can I just say again, where the hairy heck are all the cars? None of the streets we’ve seen have any cars—parked, moving, on fire, or otherwise. This is a problem. If you’re driving around New York City and you see a street that isn’t completely lined with tightly packed parked cars on both sides, you better check your GPS and your Mapquest directions right away, because you’re probably in Pennsylvania.

As the team goes inside the store, we stay on the Firebug, who’s still on top of the bus. He stands up and pulls off his hood to reveal flaming red hair. A cartoon arsonist with red hair? No one’s done that before!

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Mark "Scooter" Wilson

Mark is a history guy, a graphics guy, a guy for whom wryly cynical assessments of popular culture are the scallion cream cheese on the toasted everything bagel of life. He spends his time teaching modern history at Brooklyn College, pondering the ancient Romans at the CUNY Graduate Center, and conjuring maps and illustrations for ungrateful bankers at various Manhattan monoliths. Readers are welcome to guess at reasons why he's nicknamed Scooter, with the proviso that all such submissions are guaranteed to be rather more interesting than the truth. Mark lives in the Midwood section of Brooklyn with a happy-go-lucky, flop-eared dog named Chiyo who is probably, at this very moment, waiting patiently for her walkies.

Multi-Part Article: Mister T "Fortune Cookie Caper"

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