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Wednesday
Dec212011

COOL OR NOT COOL: ANIMAL EAR HATS?

 

Dorlumlux

OH MY FUCKING GAWD. 

If I see one more grown-up asshole walking down the street in a faux furry hat with bear ears, or kitty ears, or whatever the fuck those things are supposed to be, I'm going to set a hybrid car on fire. 

I mean, are you all on your way to goddamned rave or what? How is this trend in existence? HOW?

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Wednesday
Dec212011

Fire on 7th Avenue

Earlier today, a fire broke out in an apartment building at 152 7th avenue, just above Szechuan Delight. The street was blocked off from 1st to Lincoln Place, but by the time I reached the scene the fire trucks were just leaving, and everything seemed to be under control. The Here's Park Slope dude got there a bit quicker, and described the scene as such: 

 "At least six fire trucks are on the scene along with several more auxilliary vehicles and ambulances, and while it looks as if there were no injuries, several firefighters and onlookers on the scene were being treated with oxygen masks."

He adds that it doesn't look like there were any serious injuries, though some onlookers, including firefighters, were being treated on the street with oxygen masks. 

Here's another photo sent by an anon FiPS reader. There's something very Twister-esque about it...

 

Wednesday
Dec212011

New Tumblr Is Devoted to Celebrities on the Subway

Via celebritiesonthesubway.tumblr.com

So I guess the whole obsession of watching celebrities do normal things is never going to die down, eh? Well, if peeping photos of Hugh Jackman just sitting there, or Rachel McAdams... also just sitting there is what you're into, click on this new Tumblr devoted to celebs using public transport.

It's all so... fascinating. 

 

Wednesday
Dec212011

Marty Markowitz Has Sent Out His Christmas Card

via The Brooklyn Paper

It's that time of year when the man child who runs this borough sends out his whimsical Christmas card. After trashing bike lanes in last year's card, Marty has turned to reinforcing the more positive accomplishments of Brooklyn in 2011, including:

  • A front and center celebration of gay marriage.
  • Occupy Wall Street (which includes a reindeer holding an Occupy the North Pole sign).
  • Hurricane Irene quickly leaving the scene of the crime. 
  • He and his wife being tossed about in the new Coney ride, the slingshot.
  • A myriad of Coney Island-themed goodness like the hot dog eating contest and the Polar Bears.
  • Prince William and Kate Middleton getting married on the Coney Island boardwalk? (What the eff does that have to do with Brooklyn???????)

Oh Marty you kooky Borough Prez you. Sometimes I think you're just a little too much fun. Let's look at his Christmas greeting to all Brooklynites. It's supposed to be sung to the tune of "It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas." Try and sing it and see if it works for you:

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Wednesday
Dec212011

Jonathan Ames Invites Us all To Drink and Mourn the cancellation of Bored To Death 

Arrested Development. Freaks and Geeks. Party Down. These are all shows that were taken from us far too soon which, as we all know, can cause uncontrollable tears, fatty food binges and anxiety over rumors of a movie adaptation.

HBO's Bored to Death has just been added to the list of shows unjustly ripped from viewers before even coming close to jumping a shark. BOO, HBO. Boo.

But fear not -- though we mourn the death of BTD, we have an opportunity to celebrate its life. Gothamist reached out to show creator Jonathan Ames upon learning of the cancellation, who then invited them and the rest of Brooklyn out for drinks tonight: 

"I invite all fans of Bored to Death to come to the Brooklyn Inn tomorrow night, Wednesday, [Ed note: at 10PM, per Ames' Twitter account] and I'll buy you a drink. John Hodgman will be joining me and perhaps other local New York City actors from the show will be there, and we can all toast Bored to Death and a completely loony and improbable three-year run."

 See you there, Ames.