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Sunday
Feb062011

SING FOR YOUR DISCOUNT AT GUVNOR'S

Forget coupons. 

A new discount promotion is being pioneered over at Guvnor's Vintage Thrift (178 Fifth Ave between DeGraw and Sackett), called "Discount Karaoke." Basically, you bust out into song in order to get a 10% to 25% discount on select Winter merchandise. 

If you're concerned that the whole shop has turned into an American Idol casting call, don't worry.  This sing-a-long promotion is only good for Sundays, from 4-7pm.    

Potential public humiliation aside, if anyone was stupid enough to approve me for a loan to open up my own store/bar/restaurant/Planned Parenthood off-shoot, this is the kind of crap that I would be up to ALL THE TIME.

You want a 50% discount?  Tell me the worst thing you've ever done to someone you love.  I could play this game forrrrrrrrever.

But really, do you want 15% off of a gently-used sweater?  Head on over to Guvnor's and make a fool of yourself.  If anyone has the guts to go there and sing something ridiculous (I'm thinking "Don't Take it Personal" by Monica or "A Whole New World" from the Aladdin Soundtrack) and film it with your Flipcam, we will post it here.  And laugh.  And laugh.  And laugh.

Don't take it personal.

Saturday
Feb052011

[LINKED] Rats In Ur Toilet & 'Poop Skating'

+ What do do if you find a rat in your toilet...you know: aside from immediately commit suicide (Gothamist).

+ How not to be a douchey NYC real estate agent (Brick Underground NY).

+ How has all this snow bullshit been affecting Brooklyn's Live music venues? (The L Magazine).

+ Fuck off and die conversation hearts? Dream big, ppl: This is How Valentine's Day Works in Works in Williamsburg (Racked).

+ Shit to do this weekend...other than watch the Superbowl (The Skint).

+ Speaking of the Superbowl, for those of us that hate the shit out of football, we've got our own reason to celebrate: THE PUPPY BOWL! (URLesque).

+ Ballin' on a Budget: Best Brooklyn Pool Halls For Your Money (Brokelyn).

+ "Poop Skating" is now a thing....annnd, I'm gonna go throw-up about it (STFU Parents).

+ Is Eastern Parkway about to get a makeover? (Brownstoner)

Friday
Feb042011

Park Slope Profiles in Courage: Jonathan Safran Foer

The littler and I stalked JSF recently at Sweet Melissa's. He told me he barely washes his jeans let alone irons them. I promised to never call him a pompous ass again if he answered our FIPS interview questions. He gave me his very special and private email address. 

It was a BIG deal, man...a big deal, that is, before SOMEBODY upped the ante on me with that Jake Gyllenhaal sighting on the Q train.

Anyway.

In due time, he emailed me with his answers to my questions. That's when I found myself in a moral dilemma, because I just CANNOT BELIEVE some of these answers.

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Friday
Feb042011

FYI: There Is A Fat-Assed Rabbit At The Prospect Park Zoo

And I'm kind of in love with him.

His name is Herbie, and he's totes into gangster rap. Anyone up for a FIPS field trip to the zoo?

(via PSP Blog)

Friday
Feb042011

Walmart vs. Brooklyn: Joe Holtz Votes for Shop Rite

Wow, I can't believe I actually just watched the live webcast of the City Council Walmart hearing concerning whehter or not they should be allowed to come to  and it was RIVETING. I mean it. It was some really entertaining reality TV. Way better than Erica's beloved Real Housewives.

There was the rabid republican 9/11 union construction worker who played both the 9/11 *and* the Muslim cards in his efforts to sing the praises of Walmart. There were the dudes from the hood who had gone on a Walmart-paid fact-finding mission in Arkansas, and came home saying Walmart is promising to hire all the ex-cons in Brownsville AND send them all to college. And if they don't, TROUBLE, big trouble, "25 to life" kind of trouble. You feelin' me? There was the awesome husband/wife team of city councilman and assembly woman who both spoke eloquently,smartly and specifically against Walmart. And also they called each other "sweetheart" and "love of my life" and shit. 

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