*Every Tuesday, 8pm: Comedy. BK comedienne Sara Schaefer's comedy goldmine Get Off Your Knees has a new home in the Slope at Southpaw's downstairs venue, DownSouth. It is full of awesome and funny, which are good enough reasons for us to go. (Plus, FREE.) Get info on lineups via Twitter. Today is Tuesday, by the way.
*Every second Thursday: Speed dating. The Internet Killed Your Dating Skills (it's true) hosts speed dating the second Thursday of every month at The Fifth Estate on 5th Ave. (They also do it in Williamsburg on the first Thursday, but I'm ignoring that.) Anyway, get shacked up like a good Park Sloper this Thursday, and subsequently. Details on events here.
That's that. You get no WHASSUPs unless you send us shit happening in Slope and the surrounding areas (Greenpoint and the East Village are not Park Slope, for those of you who need a reminder), so please, knock yourselves out.
Ok, so maybe this isn't quite as bro-tastic as the great Tornado of 2010 vid, but it's still pretty good. Be patient through the dark black shit in the beginning..the hail does make an impressive appearance.
I don't know about you btchz, but i SERIOUSLY thought the world was coming to an end last night. When this hail storm shit first started, I thought someone was up on our roof throwing crap down into the courtyard of our building. Oliver, who doesn't give a racccoon's ass about thunder and/or lightning, was looking at me positively panic stricken. And Greg! Poor Greg got stuck IN THE BELLY OF THE STORM and was camped out under the awning at the former Blockbuster (now Toys-R-Us) on Flatbush. When he returned home, he srsly looked as if he had swung by the pool at Berkeley Carroll on the way home from the sub, and just dove in with all his clothes on. Dude was W-E-T.
Here's some vid of flooding in Park Slope from the City Room Blog.
So where were you? Did you think you were going to die? What do you think is coming next? An earthquake? A Tsunami?? (Never say never!).
Tell us what's on your mind...even if its non-hail storm, tornado or bedbug related.
ARE YOU ALL STILL ALIVE????
I'M NOT EVEN SURE I AM!
What in the mother fuck was that shit?? I'll tell you what: A HAIL STORM JUST GOT DROPPED RIGHT ON OUR FUCKING FACES.
Tornadoes, hail, Frogs, boils, raccoons: These are the 12 10 plagues unfolding right in front of our eyes!? Aren't they??
After a beautiful, mild early Fall day in NYC, the world seemingly almost came to an tonight. Like for realz. A small sampling from the Park Slope Twitterati on tonight's totally bizarro Hail storm:
Hope you're all not dead!
EDIT from Meredith, bogarting Erica's post: Here's the WTF scene on my back patio. That used to be my fucking patio umbrella.
Dudez: if this asshole Paladino gets elected to Governor this *might* actually be enough to get me to consider leaving NYC.
From the NYT:
"The Republican candidate for governor, Carl P. Paladino, told a gathering in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, on Sunday that children should not be “brainwashed” into thinking that homosexuality was acceptable, and criticized his opponent, Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo, for marching in a gay pride parade earlier this year."
He was talking to a group of Orthodox Jewish leaders, who were apparently eating up everything he had to say. Which makes me feel embarrassed to be a Jew...except that I'm guessing most Jews totally disagree with him. Also, am I REALLY not supposed to make a joke about the fact that this all went down in Billyburg?? Really??
Anyway, in case you're wondering where FIPS stands in the race for Governor, I'm ready to sell all my worldly fucking possessions to ensure that douchebag Paladino doesn't get elected.
CUOMO FOR GOV!