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Thursday
Feb182010

Passive Agressive Wifi

Ok, this is pretty fucking hilarious slash brilliant: some disgruntled apartment dwellers throughout NYC have taken to updating their wifi network handles with passive aggressive messages for their neighbors. Shit like "yourdogneedstostopbarking," "stopstealingmynewyorktimes or my personal fave "Really?Curry?Again?"

The hope, of course, at these these annoying ass neighbors will see the message when they're loggin on with their own computers.

One commenter confessed: “I update my wireless network SSID like most people update their Facebook page."

HAAA!

I am so stealing this idea immeds.

(via Brick Underground).

Thursday
Feb182010

Precious Food

Let’s talk about precious food.

I don’t mean this in the "oh I fucking luv, luv, luv food cause I'm a foodie!,"kind of way; I mean this in the "let’s cure our own organic, grass-fed beef!" and "the cow was raised on a small farm in Vermont and had its own upholstered sofa to sleep on!" kinda way.

I cannot pick up a free copy of Edible Brooklyn without feeling slightly awed and intimidated. The photography is gorgeous and the stories of local gastronimic adventures seem heartfelt enough. And yet, oddly, I often finish reading that thing feeling like I want to poke the eyes out of the hip, slightly dirty/attractive BK dude talking about cooking only with seasonal, locally sourced ingredients, or the post-recession entrepreneur who's hanging salamis to dry in their cruddy Williamsburg bathroom and selling them on the internet. Or worse yet, the in depth play-by-play of the breaking down of an entire fucking whole hog in the back room of a restaurant (!?).

Here's the thing: I do not want to know this much about the food I eat. It's TMI!

Click to read more ...

Thursday
Feb182010

MATTER IS CLOSING [ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST]

A sign on their door reads:

Dear Friends of Matter,

After six years here we have decided to close up shop in Park Slope to focus more of our energy on developing the Matter Made collection. Our Manhattan location will remain open and there are future plans for an expansion to include many of the great products you've come to love from our store.

Our entire Brooklyn inventory is now on sale for 15 - 90% off. Check back often as discounts will increase leading up to our closing at the end of March.

There are no words to express the deep gratitude we have for your loyalty and patronage over the years.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you in Manhattan.

Son of a bitch! I loved this friggin store!

(Brownstoner via All About Fifth)

Thursday
Feb182010

I Asked The United Methodist Church Book Sale to Marry Me...It Said 'Yes' [BOOOOOOKS!!!]

Yo: the once-a-year gigantic/epic/not-to-be-missed book sale is going down this weekend at United Methodist Church.

Honestly, this shit is one of the highlights of my cold, dark, Park Slope winter. If you've never been, you should definnitely check it out. Basically, the United Methodist Church basement is taken over with piles and stacks and craploads of books which are all on sale for like next to nothing. It gets real serious crowded down there, and people will be in your way from the moment you enter until the moment you leave, but if you can hang, there is LOADS of good shit to be had.

I'm not going to tell you the sort of good shit I'm going to be looking for, cause then all you bitches are going to buy it all up before I get there on Sat morning. But, yeah: I'd be shocked to hear about someone going to this thing and not finding SOMETHING.

It's cash only, so ATM it up before you arrive. Also, they keep replenishing books all weekend long, so it really is sometimes worth it to go both days (I always do).

Here are the deets:

Saturday, February 20 from 8:30am to 4:30pm
Sunday, February 21  from 12:30pm to 4:30pm

$0.50 for pocket sized paperbacks
$1.50 for trade/quality paperbacks
$2.00 for hardcovers
$4.00 for DVDs
$3.00 for CDs
$1.00 for videos
$0.50 for records

United Methodist Church
410 Sixth Avenue (Corner of 6th Ave. and 8th St)

Reading is fundamental, yo!

(via OTBKB)

Wednesday
Feb172010

Who Gives A Shit: Casual Friday?

This post on Brooklynian looking for a good tailor in Park Slope (capped off with a worthwhile rant at the end about women wearing suits), reminded me that there are still probably a shitload of people who have to dress up for work every day. Like the full monty: suits, ties, stockings, blazers, the works.

I haven't had a job like that in AGES. And in all honesty, I don't think I could ever go back to that shit, but it got me curious about what you bitches have to do?

So spill: do you have to dress up for work? If so, do you make enough scratch to make all that worthwhile? Also, do you hate it? (the dressing up, I mean, though feel free to rant about your job too).

That's it.

Again, answer in the comments (and feel free to go stealth anon if you want some priv-ass-y).