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Tuesday
Jul202010

Who Gives A Shit? Outdoor Concert Fashions

Reporting from Park Slope in the Catskills, the littlest and I were transported back to Yasgur's Farm this weekend to see the psychedelic, synchronistic, still superb Carlos Santana play at the site of Woodstock for the first time in 40 years. It was just us and 16,000 of the most hilariously motley assortment of concertgoers I've seen yet.

Holy shit, the fashions!

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Monday
Jul192010

Shooting At Heatwave BBQ

Verrry impressive.

After last year's garbage-palooza at the annual Heatwave BBQ in Prospect Park thrown by MIH Ventures that left the park in shambles for dayz, attendees decided to srsly step up their game this year...by shooting each other.

From the Brooklyn Paper:

"One man was badly wounded and hundreds more were terrified when gunmen exchanged seven shots into a massive crowd outside Prospect Park last night after the controversial “Heatwave” gathering ended..."

A witness went on to explain: 

“It was not an amicable atmosphere,” said the witness. “Guys were getting out of fancy cars with bodyguards.”

Another witness said, “It was like it had been building up to something for quite some time,” describing six or seven shots.

Uhm, I have a groundbreaking idea: how's about the Parks Dept NEVER issues another permit to these MIH mofos again??

Monday
Jul192010

Brooklyn Kinda Love: Your Love, On Cam

So, maybe your Real World: Red Hook audition didn't work out because you didn't have enough sex with strangers, or your frequent discussion of ovulation schedules wasn't exactly the kind of fodder for which MTV was hoping.  We have sympathy, really.  I mean, come on: CHET.  Anyway, someone heard your cry, and your chance at stardom has been revived.

A documentary called Brooklyn Kinda Love is looking for BREEDERS and DINKS (read: "couples") ages 18-35 to star in their film about what relationships are like in this fine borough.  Produced by the HBO Taxicab Confessions crew, they'll follow you around for about five days a week or four to six months, capture the levels of awesome and sorta shitty through which your epic love story goes, and you will receive monies and eternal reverence.*  Apply here: 877-402-2278.

I say that if a pair from the Slope gets picked, they get a blog franchise on FIPS.  Thoughts, Erica? I mean, really--what better place to look than Park Slope, where single people come to understand that we've clearly done something wrong if we're not already pledged in holy matrimony.  My obvious personal bitterness aside, the Slope is a casting director's playground for about nine billion reasons, though you don't read this blog for me to tell you them.  Seriously, though, let us know if you've thrown your hat into the ring.

*FIPS cannot vouch for the levels of either of these.
(via Brokelyn)
Friday
Jul162010

The Hardships of Park Slope

Behold: our new fave song.

(via Nasty Midnighters Music)

Friday
Jul162010

Who Gives A Shit: Park Slope Real Estate-n-Bedbugs

Even though I've lived in the same apartment for all four years since I've been in Park Slope, I'm always looking for a new place. I don't know where the compulsion to move comes from - perhaps too many hours watching House Hunters and Property Virgins on HGTV. Whatever it is, I'm hooked.

I cannot walk past a real estate agency without stopping to view their listings. I'll search Craigslist for apartments at least three times a week. And if a friend is looking to move into the neighborhood, I'll insert myself into that search whether they like it or not. "Surprise! I'm coming to look at that place with you, and I'm probably going to dominate the conversation with the broker."

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