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Tuesday
Mar162010

POST-APOCALYPTIC OPEN THREAD

Time for another open thread!  What's on your mind, Slopers?

Did you survive the WTF wind apocalypse that happened over the weekend?  I didn't acually realize the world had fallen apart until I went out for my Sunday morning run around the Prospect Park loop, and got transported to the opening of the Wizard of Oz.

BALLERS, got any sexy gossip for me?  I guess I'll take unsexy gossip, too.  But I'll imagine you naked while I'm reading your comment.

BREEDERS, did you beat the weather blues by staying inside and swinging while exploiting the babysitting services of your nearest YMCA branch?  Did I just plant a fantastic idea?

Erica's ass has been too busy living it up in Austin at SXSW, so she's clearly out of the loop.  Fill her in...and keep the rest of us busy at work!

3...2...1...openthreadstreetfighterGO!

EDIT: Thanks to our awesome open thread, FIPS has a March Madness ESPN pool.  Find us here, password fips.  Amazing prize TBD, besides the obvious glory that comes along with it.

Monday
Mar152010

Brooklyn Mutt Show: Adopt, Bitches

Shit like the Brooklyn Mutt Show is precisely the reason why I fucking love Brooklyn. I braved the Great Flood and hauled my ass to the Brooklyn Lyceum to check it out. With action-packed categories like 'Sloppiest Kisser' and 'Least Useful Pet Trick', the Brooklyn Mutt Show is co-organized by BARC (a privately funded, no-kill shelter in Williamsburg). It's a 2-day event and Sunday was the grand finale, with the 'Canine Best Costume Cavalcade' closing the show.

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Monday
Mar152010

PUNK SLOPE

Here is a little known fact about me: I am a punk.  Or at least I was for many years of my lower Westchester youth.  And when I was super punk rock, I did a slew of awesome things like photograph and interview some of my freakin' idols.  And one of those guys was Fat Mike from NOFX.  Sixteen-year-old me - who could barely breathe from Randall's Island Warped Tour dust inhalation - decided she could die happy.

So, now imagine my face when I saw the info on the new Thistle Hill Tavern restaurant that's taking Olive Vine's old location at 15th and Seventh.  Among the owners listed?  "Mike 'Fat Mike' Burkett, a member of the seminal punk band NOFX."

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Saturday
Mar132010

GET STOKED AND GET FAT: DINE IN BROOKLYN

If Marty Markowitz says the wait is over, then folks, shit's o-v-e-r.

The only thing I like more than eating fine food myself is making sure your asses are eating tons of it, too, so I can look impossibly thin while standing next to you (more deep fried cupcakes, oui?). 

March 15th through the 25th, fancy-pants Brooklyn restaurants are offering three-course dinners for 25 bucks (and lunch for $20.10 for you, uh, "freelancers" in the nabe during the day) during Dine In Brooklyn.  There are a whopping 35 Park Slope places on that list, including Applewood, Sette, al di la, Rose Water, and only nine zillion others.  On my prohibitive writer's salary (full-disclosure: writing for FIPS does not a billionaire make), I know I'm stoked - especially when all I need to do to gorge myself is walk down the street.  Don't lie; I know the idea pleases your lazy, poor (albeit gorgeous) selves, as well.

The deets are here, and the full restaurant list can be grabbed here.  (An aside, not related to Slope - if you don't drag yourselves down to L&B if you've never been, I'll find you all and do things to you that I don't want to put in writing on the Internet.)

Maybe my Manhattan friends will actually come see me now?  Maybe?  Anyone?  Guys, you listening?

Friday
Mar122010

Bullshit from the Brits: This Week In Yeah, Right [SEX!]

 

 

So, there's this new study from across the pond that says that dudes want to do it until they DIE. This might have actually been semi-timely if Erica wasn't so busy BALLING and birthday partying in Austin!!

Given the UK’s history of self-deluded geographical big-dick braggadocio,  I can’t help but wonder if this finding is more aspirational than actual. Maybe all the ladies are tired of laying back and thinking of England by the time they hit 80.

Not to mention, was it written by men? Let’s face it, the dudes are coasting on reputation at this point. Are they really as hot to trot as they say on surveys?

It seems fishy to me that men can outlast the girls given the evidence alone: they hit their sexual prime 20 years before their female counterparts, die sooner,  and need Viagra to get it up by 50.

What do you people think?