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Friday
Nov182011

Get To Know Your FiPS Writers: Jess & Ben

Ever read a great FiPS post and think to yourself, Hot damn. I'm in lurrrve with this writer (see also: I fucking haaaate this writer). Well for the next few months we're going to give you an insight into the writing staff here at FiPS. Contributors were paired together and asked to come up with some burning questions for each other so that you guys can learn a little more about the minds behind this FiPS-tastic blog. Because when it comes down to it, we're fucked in Park Slope JUST LIKE THE REST OF YOU SUCKERS. 

So far we've given you Erica & Ursula. Next up: Ben & Jess (spoiler - it involves butt-related sex stuff)!

How did you hear of / Join fips?

JESS: I had just got fired from my bartending job (the day after my birthday!) and my boyfriend and I broke up shortly after; day in and day out I was basically wallowing in self pity at my apartment writing in my journal asking it questions like "when did it all go wrong??" A friend of mine was trying to cheer me up and sent me a link from fips about the honey badger. I thought it was funny and started reading more articles on the site, eventually I made it to the section where you can submit a story to become a contributor. I sent in some thing I had wrote about the one bastard fly in my apartment that never dies and my antics trying to catch him, two months later Erica responded and asked for something park slope based. I chose to write about the goose genocide in prospect park and was then berated by every comment on the piece; I was successfully initiated. 

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Thursday
Nov172011

Get Off My Lawn! (My Recent Altercation With Some Punk Ass Kids)

Today I turn 37. MILESTONE! Please celebrate accordingly. While it's not actually a milestone, it's still fun because while I'm still getting older & older, I continue to have a conversation along these lines with each & every person I meet:

PERSON: Wait. You're 37? SHUT! UP!
ME: Yes. I'm 37. [Uncomfortable smile]
PERSON: Wow! You look young/have good genes/blah/blah/blah.
ME: My mother's always looked young. I get it from her, I suppose.

I definitely understand where y'all are coming from. Other than the no-sleep dark smoker's circles under my eyes & the sporadic chin hairs, I could pass for 18. My 5'4" frame really helps sell the ruse.

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Thursday
Nov172011

Brooklyn Children's Museum Beloved Iguana Has Passed

A 4 foot long iguana named Elizabeth that was adopted by the Brooklyn Children's Museum in 1993 has passed. She was 19 years-old and is probably the only reptile in history to receive a New York Times obituary

Thursday
Nov172011

Whassup: Day of F***in' Action Edition

On this day of Occupy Wall Street political action, let us not forget to keep having fun. Don't let your anger get in the way of your smiles. Don't let your fist pumps crowd out your scissor kicks. Continue to rawk on Park Slope, with Whassup: Day of F***in' Action Edition:

* Thursday, Nov. 17: OWS Day of Action, Citywide: Shit has just straight been going down this past week with Occupy Wall Street and its sister movements across the land. Much of that shit has involved police batons, unfortunately. In response, the movement is conductin a "Day of Action" today, including "occupations" of subway stations in BK and a march across the Brooklyn Bridge -- prime opps for Slopers to join up.  Subway stops in BK (3pm), march over Brooklyn Bridge (5pm). FREE, even for capitalist swine.

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Thursday
Nov172011

How Park Slope Restaurants Are Doing Thanksgiving This Year

Are you staying in the Slope for Thanksgiving? Do you hate and/or suck at cooking anything that isn't a hot dog? Local blog All About Fifth compiled a neat little list of restaurants open on Turkey day, along with their customized menus. Take 200 Fifth, for example. For $23.95  ($13.50 for children under 12) you get ALL YOU CAN EAT Caeser Salad, Tossed Salad, Corn Chowder, Turkey (fried or roasted), Roast Beef, Ham, Smoked Brisket, Stuffing, AuGratin Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, White Rice, Cranberry Sauce, Vegetables. That's a pretty sweet deal, especially if you line your pockets with Ziploc bags...