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Tuesday
Jun292010

EPICK and the Mother Fuckers Do Southpaw: One Night Only

I first got in touch with FIPS (or fucked as i like to call us) because my little brother, the hip hop artist formerly known as Egglard, was playing a show at Southpaw and I thought... where better to publicize his EPICK awesomeness than a blog that shares his love of titular profanity?

Unfortunately, Erica was busy eating Robicelli's cupcakes and watching the Bachelor/Lost/CashCab, and thus did not see my prophetic email in a timely fashion.

What his fans are saying:

"Songbird of our generation." Epick

"How can you continue to humiliate me like this? If you don't change that name, I'll never talk to you again. By the way, are you coming up this weekend?" Epick's mother

"Six inches of skill, maybe six and a half." Epick 

"Good for a white dude." Epick's nephew

"Upwardly mobile." unspecified critics

So, you probably missed the genius that is my brother the first time around, not to mention his big-ass (i mean kick-ass) backup band and his smoking hot single sister Sara out in the audience. 

But your time is coming. All hail Epick and his fellow vanilla but not vanilla ice hip hoppers. The eldest and I are going to take naps so we can stay up late. See you there!!

Tuesday
Jun292010

NYC Food Film Festival: Review

The Fourth Annual NYC Food Film Festival showed up in DUMBO this past weekend, and maybe it was the food, maybe it was the fact that I am ridiculously in love with DUMBO, maybe it was the heat stroke affecting the part of my brain that controls all cognitive reasoning—but I really liked this festival.

Click to read more ...

Tuesday
Jun292010

CON ED TO BK: Sweat It Out

So, it's lookin like its gonna be a loooong, hot, wet, American summer around the BK.

Yesterday eve, word started trickling in from BK residents that Con Ed was making the phone rounds...and basically begging all y'all to turn off any "non-essential" electrical appliances.

Refrigerators were given a pass, but AC's not so much.

Apparently the heat of the last few days is sending electricity usage through the effin roof...and now bitches are worried about a brown out.

Gothamist managed to FURTHER clarify shit with a press release from Con Ed late last evening:

"Because of problems on electrical equipment supplying power to several neighborhoods in Brooklyn, Con Edison has reduced voltage by 8 percent to the area... One affected area is bounded by Newtown Creek on the north, Graham Avenue and Throop Avenue on the east, Fulton Street and Pacific Street on the south and the East River on the west. The other affected area is bounded by Fifth Avenue to Prospect Park West and from Pacific Street to 23rd Street.

"Company crews are working now to repair the problems. Con Edison has asked customers in the affected area to turn off all non-essential electrical appliances to help reduce electricity usage until equipment problems can be resolved... Con Edison urges customers to call 1-800-75-CONED promptly if they are experiencing any service difficulties."

As for wtf is going on today, I have no clue. I haven't been outside yet, but I'm guessing that it's Africa hot again, and my ass will be a sweaty mess by the time I arrive at the subway.

So yeah: be careful and don't waste energy-n-shit! Cause I SWEAR TO GAWD, if I gotta endure this heat without any AC, shit's gonna get ug-lay around here. Like Dexter ug-lay.

REDUCE, RE-USE, RECYCLE! OR CONSERVE! WHATEVER!

(via Gothamist)

Monday
Jun282010

[BITCH-SPIRATION] How to Be A Better, Stronger, Faster Subway Douche

For anyone looking to step-up their subway douchery, I put together a nice round-up over at Design Blahg.

Check IT.

Monday
Jun282010

Last Day of Public School: Last Chance....

No more illicit lunch dates with the PIC. It's the last day of NYC public school. Finally. On a MONDAY! Thanks Joel Klein and Randi Weingarten.

Okay, I'd like to be making the most of this but I'm too hot (and not in that way) AND the big kid got early release from his little academic prison yard so we're off to the 34th St. Loews to catch the first showing of Iron Man 2.