Brian Williams's appearance on Morning Joe on Christmas Eve last week has been rescued from the holiday memory hole by NYTpicker, and hooray for that, because the NBC News anchorman was really in rare form. As the talking heads were droning on about the biggest media story of 2010 (Joe Scarborough: The iPad!), Williams went on a sardonic tear about the New York Times' "discovery" of Brooklyn. "Once a day, there’s a story about all the riches offered in that borough," Williams japed. "There are young men and women wearing ironic glass frames on the streets. There are open air markets, like trading posts in the early Chippewa tribe, where you can make beads at home and then trade them for someone to come over and start a small fire in your apartment that you share with nine others." Oh, he didn't stop there; here's video:

And thanks to new Manhattan-based importers like Houston Street bar Brooklyneer, you no longer need to make the arduous journey across the treacherous East River to sample the riches of the fertile Brooklyn valley!