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Friday
Aug262011

John Hodgman Has A New Book!

 

Heads up, 7UP: John Hodgman recently released info about his new book, titled That Is All, on his website. JH writes: "YOU WILL SOON start to see changes in both design and mood that will reflect the dark, apocalyptic vision of my book, which deals with the very last information you need to know before the coming global superpocalypse called RAGNAROK, plus some information on WINE and SPORTS."

 John will be reading from his book on Tuesday, 11/1 @ The Bell House as part of his The End Is Nigh tour. For now, we wait... 

 

Friday
Aug262011

[RUSSIAN DOLLS RECAP] Episode 3: Tough Russian Love 

First of all: a big, fat, juicy fuck you to Lifetime TV. Those btchz moved Russian Dolls from 10:30pm (which was already bad enough) to 11:30pm. ELEVEN THIRTY PEE EMMMM!? WTF comes on at 11:30pm aside from Red Shoe Diaries and late night talk shows!? I'm torn between being sincerely concerned that this show is about to get cancelled any minute and insanely angry that I gotta stay up even later now to get this recap shit done. That's right, ppl: If you think taking pics of your flatscreen and writing snarky shit all over em takes no time at all...you're sorely mistaken.

Anyway, let's get this party started.

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Friday
Aug262011

Your FiPS Guide To Hurricane Irene

Hey, New York: Your mean Aunt Hurricane Irene with the sour tuna breath is packing up her floral suitcase and making her way from a cabana in the Bahamas to come visit you in NYC on Sunday. She'll probably want to go to Times Square, where she'll take lots of pictures and complain that "them immigrants are trying to steal my goddamned fannypack." This is going to suck. But fear not, kids: Your Uncle Bloomberg, who's still bitter over the divorce and resulting settlement in which he lost all his money, wants to make this awful experience as painless as possible:

 

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Friday
Aug262011

Sneak Peek: Uncle Barry's

When Flight 001, a store on 5th between Bergen & St. Mark’s that specialized in fancy travel products, closed down in May of 2009, the neighborhood uttered a collective "meh."

Then New Style, a largely insignificant clothing store, moved into the space. It lasted under six months before closing this past March. I'm pretty sure you'd have trouble filling a Dixie cup with the amount of tears shed over its demise.

Time for the next incarnation! Since we can always use more places to drink, this November the space at 58 5th Ave will become Uncle Barry's, the latest addition to the ever-expanding legion of North Slope bars.

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Friday
Aug262011

[WHAT YOU SHOULD ORDER AT...] Press 195

Image via Park Slope Lens

WHAT YOU SHOULD ORDER AT... is a recurring column designed in kind for your opinionated asses and our lazy asses.  We're going to pick one Park Slope resto a week and recommend our favorite dish at each.  Are we right?  Are we wrong?  YOU KNOW YOU WANNA WEIGH IN.  

Much like calling a drink a "Frappucino" instead of a "goddamned coffee," referring to a plain old sandwich as a "panini" makes everything a whole lot fancier.  A sandwich is BORING.  That's what the masses eat, packed in their metal lunchboxes by their overweight wives.  A panini has PIZAZZ.  It's flat and it burns your mouth!  What fun!

Press 195 (195 Fifth Ave at Berkeley Pl, 718-857-1950) literally has 40 panini combinations (all for around $10) to choose from, as well as a shit ton of salads and "cold press" sandwiches.  With so many options, how the eff do you choose?

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