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Friday
Dec162011

FIP$ DEAL OF THE WEEK

Hey, remember when we launched FIPS Deals back in May?  Lucky you, when a new FIPS Deal comes on the market, we're going to highlight it here so you'll know exactly what you can save money on next.  Like what you see?  Head over to our Deals page to see what else we've got up in here.     

So you won't go into your closet because you're afraid of everything that will inevitably crash down on you when you open the door.  We'll tell you like a friend would: that's no way to live. You live in a tiny Brooklyn apartment, and you should be utilizing your space properly.  Check out Emagine Simplicity, a full-service company dedicated to helping you get organized.  From general de-cluttering of your messy closet to a hard-core hauling out of your home office (fun fact: you don't need those sales receipts from 1997), Emagine will get you on track to a more organized life.        

Mention FIPS when you book an appointment with Emagine Simplicity for a two-hour session for $160 (that's an over 30% discount).  Visit emaginesimplicity.com for more information, or to book your session now.

Friday
Dec162011

FIPS JUICY: BEST STORIES OF THE WEEK

 

In case you've spent all week wiping your tears from the emotional (aren't they all?) Biggest Loser finale, or killing yourself over trying to get holiday shopping done in time, here's a quick wrap-up of juicy FiPS news that graced the pages of our blog this week:

* FiPS Holiday Gift Guides: For those who have no idea what the fuck to get for your loved ones this holiday season, FiPS' own Gift Guide Empresario Amanda has provided great recommendations for every type of person you could possibly know: brooklyn snobs, breeders, ballers, dorks, hippies, design gurus, drunks and co-workers (who might also be drunks).

 

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Friday
Dec162011

FIPS HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE DAY 10: DOG OBSESSIVES

Every day this week, Amanda, FIPS writer and creator the douchey gift blog You're Welcome will be providing you with gift suggestions that you can buy right here in Park Slope.  Today's edition is for the dog-obssessive in your life.

Consider, for a second, the pet owner.  People who own cats are fairly indifferent to them, only because the cats could, in turn, give a fuck less about them.  But dog owners?  Watch out.  Every dog owner is at least vaguely obsessed with their dog, but this particular breed of dog owner is batshit CRAZY obssessed.  She truly considers her dog her child, dressing him up in stupid outfits and planning elaborate birthday parties for him, generally acting like a psychopath.  All Dogs Go to Heaven and Homeward Bound are her favorite movies, and she's very quick to tell you that Barry Manilow's "Mandy" is about his dog. 

You've found yourself thinking, "If I have to hear one more thing about this goddamned dog, I'm gonna choke this bitch with her Extend-A-Leash," but try to reign it in.  Ain't nothing wrong with a little puppy love, right Donny Osmond?    

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Friday
Dec162011

Who gives a shit: Have you ever had a bucket of water dumped on your head while walking down 5th ave? 

Photo via nathanworden.wordpress.com
Because it's happened to at least one FiPS reader! A Park Slope resident who wishes to remain anon recently sent us this account:

"I was walking down 5th avenue last night around 10 pm, and then water fell on me.  I thought I was going crazy, but i was wet and the ground was wet.  I looked up at the apartment but there was no sight of where/who/what.  This happened right outside of Southpaw and I asked the bouncer if he saw what happened.  He told me that this happens every once and a while. He doesn't know why, but the people up there in one of those apartments throws water on people randomly. ya. I just hope it wasn't caught on tape anywhere...b/c that would be so embarrassing! haha i should probably add that it was DEAD.  no loud noise from the street or southpaw. that added to the bizarreness..."
 
So... this ever happen to anyone else?

 

Friday
Dec162011

Commercial Shoot Invades Park Slope With Mean Sociological Experiment.

Photo via Jordanhoffman.com

Last Friday I dropped by Associated Market on 5th Ave. My mission was simple: buy toilet paper.

As the cashier checks me out, loud bells ring and colorful balloons pour from the ceiling.  A man in a sharp suit emerges holding a giant check as an eager reporter bobs a microphone in a shocked man’s face. The cameras roll. “Congratulations sir," the man in the suit says. "You’re our millionth customer! You just won $50,000.00!” 

As they whisk him away, a woman starts yelling about how the man cut her in line and she’s entitled to the winnings. They tell her to take it up with the manager and ignore her as she storms out in a fury. Her acting was poor though, so I start to think I'm in the midst of an Improv Everywhere skit. At the very least, this was a familiar scene I'd viewed on that show
What Would You Do? I ask the cashier what the deal is and she gives me an awkward smile. She can’t say anything.

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