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Thursday
May272010

BroBos in Paradise

A dedicated FIPS reader sent a link to this Observer article:

"Perhaps you remember the New York Times columnist David Brooks' coinage BoBos—short for Bourgeois Bohemians? Those latte-slurping, SUV-driving, Pottery Barn-shopping, NPR-listening creatures of the Clinton era? Ms. Hambleton and her ilk represent a new variation on the species: Brooklyn Bourgeois Bohemians. BroBos! Young, comfortable and inclined toward creativity, they enjoy a utopian-seeming existence marked by strolls down tree-lined streets, carefully chosen foods and leisurely weekends spent in coffee bars and parks. An existence only occasionally marred by the realization that this is not the hopped-up New York they came to conquer."

In the same week that Gawker taught us that Brooklyn isn't cool anymore b/c everyone talks about it too fucking much, comes news that we are all BroBos....or wannabe BroBos Well, I guess not all of us, but...eh, who the fuck am I kidding: ALL OF US.

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Thursday
May272010

Jonathan Safran Foer Won An Award!

Only it was a Moby Award for "Most Annoying Performance by an Author in a Book Trailer."

BWHAAAAAAAAAAA.

Now we wrote about this book trailer mooooonths ago. And srsly, if you watch it, you will feel compelled to scratch your eyes out, put your eyeballs in a bowl and then eat em with a spoon....it's *that* bad. But now I'm actually starting to feel sorry for this annoying schmo. Cause a few years ago everyone loved the shit outta him, and now all everyone does is hate his ass and trade JSFisms...shit, we even have one in our own FIPS diktionary.

Maybe we should invent a new word? Foerdom: After moving through a variety of emotional stages, the act of becoming so bored with JSF and JSF news, one actually begins to feel sorry for the dude.

(via Eater).

Wednesday
May262010

Keep on keeping on, Park Slope

Oh, you know, just some chalk-graffiti encouragement found on 8th Ave.

Wednesday
May262010

Does This Count As White Collar Crime?

Thanks for the parking tip, Amber!!!

Do you think it will work for White Collar, the latest in a long line of production crews to map off a five-block radius around my building?

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Wednesday
May262010

Time Warner: You Suck, Part XVIII

Is it too much to ask for my pay per view to actually work when I really, really need it.

My little turtledove was up early this morning (read: 2:30!!!!!), barfy and stoic. She's really a pro at this point. I've never seen anybody throw up as efficiently or prolifically as my first grader. Could she be bulemic? At seven? Nah. But she is sick, poor dear.

And now we're going to have to miss that field trip to the food coop this afternoon. Too bad, so sad!

Anyway, despite having paid a $10,000 monthly bill to Time Warner just last week, I'm apparently maxed out for pay-per-view.

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