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Friday
Apr232010

COFFE WARS: MORE GORILLA COFFEE DIRT

Ok, first a teeny bit more explanation about what went down at the Speciality Coffee of America Exposition (SCAA) in Anaheim (to catch all your asses up, we posted last week about how this chick from Coffea Cultura apparently left the conference early after a run-in from some combative ex-pat Gorilla employees). Here's some more:

"It ended for me after encountering some of the ex-Gorilla Coffee baristas who were just looking for people to abuse, while contemplating the horrible Database Cafe booth of anti-Obama literature. What did that have to do with coffee anyway, and why did the baristas attack me, just for engaging in a conversation with the interesting woman working the booth? I do not know, but it soured my mind and I left for the airport immediately."

Also, Table Turner left this comment on the above referenced FIPS post:

"This is so not surprising.  i was at the conference in question and been in the biz many years.  bearing in mind that our business was BUILT on slave trade, oppression and exploitation, i never saw a bigger group of self aggrandizing, over entitled HATERS in coffee than this years slag off  "barista" contingent.  i got the feeling these gorilla kids are the new lizard kings of this whole subculture.  So unprofessional and very discouraging to those of us trying to inspire poeple through coffee."

At this point, I'm pretty sure that the only person who could get to the bottom of this whole situation is Chris fucking Matthews. Honestly, my head is spinning from all this shit, but still: I CAN'T GET ENOUGH.

Thursday
Apr222010

Laser Beams, Fundraisers, & More Dog Stuff

So, not much going on here today cause, uhm....I HAD A MOTHERFUCKING LASER BEAM SHOT INOT MY MOTHERFUCKING EYES LAST NIGHT!

That's right bitches, I can now see! I went from 20/400 vision to 20/20 vision (confirmed this morn at the doctor's office! Also, Chelsea Eye rules my face, in case anyone is looking for a doc).

And yes, it really *is* a whole new world out there (also you're welcome for putting  VERY tame pic up above...I found some scary shit during my googlez image search).

Anyway, Greg saw this pic on the way to work and wanted to see if anyone knew anything or could help find this missing cocker?

Finally, we've got a FIPS Cares-ish request. Hopefully you all went and drank your faces off for Walter last night at The Gate. Well, next Tuesday 4/27, The Bell House is throwing a fundraiser for one of their security guards who got into a badass accident and lost his teeth!

There's gonna be some rockin performances, drink specials, cupcakes and ALL of the money is going to Patrick to help the dude get some new teeth (even the staff that night is donating their shift money, unless that shit is illegal in which case they are not doing that they're doing something else. Anyway...). So go! drink! And hep this dude get some new chompers!

Now I gotta get back to walking around the neighborhood and pointing to all the shit I couldn't see yesterday that I CAN today. SEEING IS SO MUCH FUN!

Wednesday
Apr212010

SAVE WALTER: GET YOUR ASSES TO THE GATE RIGHT NOWWWW

Have you guys seen the recent story about a group of Southpaw bartenders who have banded together to save this ADOOOORRRRABLE dog Walter?? If you want to start crying your eyes out like I just did, click through to the blog they started for him and hear (and see) all about how they rescued him from the street (after someone had thrown him out of a car!), are paying for his care (he was severely malnourished, dehydrated and suffering from mange), got him to a doggy dermatologist (Dr. Gilbert?) and are nursing him back to health. OMG, srsly...I'd like to take this moment to publicly declare my love and undrying affection for EVERYONE involved in Walter's story so far.

But now is your chance to join in and help too.

Today at The Gate is "Pouring Beer for Walter" day. That means that a portion of the proceeds from the all the beer your ass can drink is going to be donated to Walter's vet fund. So you know what that means, ppl!?: GO GET YOUR ASS DRUNK AT THE GATE!

I know we've been bitches about The Gate in the past around here, but this shit is different. Our love has been reborn. Stop what you're doing right now, get your ass down there and start drinking. And keep drinking till you can't drink no more.

My ass is stuck at the #140 Conference or I would be down there my damn self.

Ready, set, DRINK!

(via Pawesome)

Wednesday
Apr212010

FIPS CARES: The Doormen Strike

image via GothamistAnyone have some tips for our fine FIPS reader?

"Hi there - would you be willing to entertain my question about how my wife and I can move in to the new apartment we are renting from the owner in a co-op building during the potential doorman strike?  I can't be the only person experiencing this...and we are actually trying to move into the building to save money.

So far, everyone - building management, the RAB,the CNYC has said I have to hold off on my move, But this is my personal property, so do the "house rules" apply without the doorman? What legal precedents exist? If I end up without either place who would be responsible to pay for the in-between housing, storage costs, work time lost, etc..."

I'm no lawyer, but I'm guessing this dude would be SOL. Anyone?

Wednesday
Apr212010

FAGGED IN PARK SLOPE: There Goes The Gayborhood

We’ve all heard the stereotypes about Park Slope: it's a stroller parking lot, BREEDER playground, dog mecca, blah, blah, blah. But what about its rep as Brooklyn’s fave gayberhood? Well newsflash, mofos: it’s so not true. I mean, a true gayberhood has a booming singles scene, right? And as we all know the single lesbos left a long time ago, but I'm now here to report that all the single homos have fled the nabe too.

It's like a friggin gay ghost town around here.

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