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Thursday
Jun102010

That's The Sound Of The Man Working On The Chain Ga-a-ang

The reveille yesterday morning failed to rouse the littlest rug rat who, for possibly the first and last time, slept until 8:30 am.

We are surrounded on all sides by road crews. Not to mention, I hear my favorite plasterer/home improver Mark Fresh tapping and scraping on my neighbor's walls as I write. Beautification all around. 

What I don't get is WHY? Okay. I get the neighbor. Bathroom ceiling bit the dust due to century-old plumbing above. But I don't remember Montgomery and Garfield being particularly potholed? Is it because we're the high rent district that we warrant such a fancy new road surface?

Aren't there plenty of potholes to fill and streets to smooth somewhere else that ACTUALLY NEED IT?????

Wednesday
Jun092010

The Brooklyn Blogfest: If You Don't Know, Now Ya Know

Ok, so the Brooklyn Blogfest went down last night at the Lyceum in Park Slope and I was there for the whole shebang.

I'm sort of entertained by the fact that everyone seems to be talking about how the Blogfest, organized by Smartmom herself, totally sold out to Absolut and has turned into nothing but a shill-fest. Mostly this entertains me because I feel like everyone is missing the entire fucking point which I think is this: Absolut didn't ruin the Blogfest, cause the Blogfest already sucked. In fact, the only thing that didn't suck last night, were the free drinks.

Full disclosure: I did a post for Absolut and they sent me a flip camera and a bottle of vodka, both of which I was planning to use for a giveaway on my site. I get this whole full disclosure thing, but also I'm not the NY fucking Times. I don't disclose shit about shit normally (how much my advertisers pay me, the fact that Robicelli's gave me a free cupcake once, blah, blah, blah)--mostly because who the fuck cares. Do I think that Absolut completely took over the event last night? Honestly: I don't think they took it over enough.

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Wednesday
Jun092010

Cool or Not Cool? Infectious Disease Control [ AT LOCAL HOUSE OF WORSHIP THAT SHALL REMAIN NAMELESS]

Should we be alarmed? What exactly does infectious disease control training entail? In any event, I'm washing my hands right now. 

Fist bumps all around.

Wednesday
Jun092010

Norah! Norah! Norah!!!!

Norah Jones. TODAY, June 9.  Prospect Park Bandshell. 7pm. Free. Or so they say.

Give us the inside line on best seats. When do you actually need to arrive? Best picnic food nearby? Best cheap wine? Best BK brew?

I'm going to buy a lighter for this one, I tell you.

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Tuesday
Jun082010

Hidden Slope Oracle: The Tea Lounge Bathroom?

Disclaimer so we don't get sued: This isn't the Tea Lounge bathroom (which, all things considered, is actually pleasant). [ed note: SERIOUSLY?? I ACTUALLY FIND THE TEA LOUNGE BATHROOM TO BE SRSLY VILE]. This is the old CBGB bathroom.  But I'm busy providing photographic ponderance material, so go with me here.

This past weekend, I spent a total of nine hours loitering in the Tea Lounge (with good reason, I assure you): seven on Saturday, and then another two on Sunday.  (To be fair, the ratio of $$ to time I spent may work out to a number that leans more towards "squatting" than "loitering.")

Because downing three large, light ice, hazelnut iced coffees with nonfat milk and a Splenda (in case any of you are dying to buy me a drink next time I'm editing) over the course of five hours is basically the equivalent of consuming a box of diuretic pills like they're Flintstones vitamins, I headed to that bathroom a few times.  And let me tell you, Park Slope; the pearls of wisdom you've left up on those walls for urinators to read--well, I'm speechless.

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