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Tuesday
Dec212010

PAVILION PRANKSTER

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Somebody is my fucking hero and I want to get their autograph.

This picture has been floating around facebook and email since noon yesterday. Apparently some disgruntled employee changing the marquis at the Pavilion Movie Theater put up "bed bugs," and then quit or was shit-canned.

If this story is true, this Pavilion employee makes the Jet Blue steward look like Dwight Muthafuckin Schrute.  

I left work EARLY just to see if I could get more flicks of this and ask questions - but by the time I got there, it was already gone, and the ticket clerk got red as soon as I said "bedbugs."  

"No, I'm sorry, the manager busy." 

Tuesday
Dec212010

[FILM RIOT] Silence of the Penguins

I woke up at 3 am last night. Not to watch the eclipse, which I had completely forgotten about. No, I was rudely roused by a strange other-worldly high-pitched sound. Like the keening of a herd of penguins waddling up 8th Avenue. Mr Popper's Penguins!

I lay there trying to figure out what in God's name I was listening to and slowly realized it was the sound of cars. Cars getting winched and towed. Lots of cars. Maybe half the frigging cars in the whole damn hood.

Speaking of which, did we win yet on Curbed? I thought we were getting our asses handed to us by the West Village except then Erica rode in to save the day and call out her followers. Because we love Park Slope so.

Anyway, Mr. Popper and his penguins are rolling into town, complete with fake snow on Montgomery. My husband most considerately didn't let Ziggy pee on any of it this morning.  

I'm just waiting for the Jim Carrey sighting. I don't know if I really want to meet JC. I've been known to get giddy over many a celebrity. I once said "I love you" to Richard Gere while stuck in traffic in the family car: a powder blue Chevy Impala station wagon of epic proportions. And he heard me too. We had a moment, RG and me. But, Jim Carrey? Meh.

Here's some more scoop on the movie. Apparently they're already freaking ppl out on Staten Island with their fake snow and revised signage at the Staten Island Zoo.

Oh, also: if you left your car parked on 8th Ave, it's probably already been towed!

Tuesday
Dec212010

HBO's In Treatment-n-Park Slope

FIPS reader Chris sent in this great little missive on HBO's series In Treatment and how it relates to Park Slope. Read on and get yourselves ed-u-ma-cated.

On HBO's In Treatment, the main character, Paul Weston (or as I like to call him, Paul Treatment, the titular character on In Treatment) moved to Park Slope at the beginning of Season 2 after getting divorced from the evil lady from the second season of True Blood and leaving Baltimore (Arlington, not the part where The Wire was set) at the end of Season 1. Finally, finally in the 14th episode of Season 3, we discover where he lives and works: 229 Garfield Place in Park Slope, an avenue and a half from Prospect Park. 

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Tuesday
Dec212010

WHO GIVES A SHIT: Al Di La Garbage?

Most of us are very familiar with Al Di La as *the* spot in town to get a pretty kickass, delish Italian meal. But FIPS reader J. doesn't really give a shit about that anymore. Cause mostly she's just sick and tired of all the disgusting Al di La garbage that's rotting on the street every morn.

Check it:

"I just got a dog and this opened a portal to different parallel universe in Park Slope. It's like it was there the whole time and somehow I never saw it. It's glorious, really! If you've never been to off-leash hours in PP on a weekend morning, just go. Even if you don't have a dog- it's not as creepy as taking a call on your cell at a park, and than realizing your smoke is blowing into the area where the slides are.

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Monday
Dec202010

Curbed Cup: Park Slope v. The West Village

So far we're losing...BIG TIME.

Vote now btchz, otherwise this is gonna be the end of the road (as of the writing of this post it was 66.5% for the W. Village and 33.5% for Park Slope).

WE ARE THE BEST NEIGHBORHOOD TO LIVE IN IN NYC! NATE SILVER SAID SOOOOOOO!

VOTE!

VOTE!

VOTE!

UPDATE: It's working! We're ahead now! Keeeeep Voting!