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Tuesday
Apr062010

Happy International Pooper-Scooper Week from Your Friends at the Proctology Clinic

I’ve snickered my way past the billboards on the Belt Parkway for years. I mean, is there really an epidemic of man boobs and hemorrhoids among Brooklyn men?

Before this weekend though, I didn’t realize the full scale of the advertising blitz by our borough’s finest ass repair establishment (or that they even really existed) until I happened upon my husband bent over, laughing his ass off at their new commercial (it's so new I haven't been able to find it online yet--sorry! But you can find it on NY1 morning news breaks).

Let it be said that my husband may be the only person left in the world who actually watches commercials or, for that matter, live television, but I really think he may be on to something. I would argue that local tv advertising (okay, this isn't ours but it is hilarious) provides some of the best entertainment this city has to offer. 

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Tuesday
Apr062010

Hey Brooklyn [Episode 48: Nathan Manske]

photo: Hey BrooklynYou bitches have this whole blog reading thing down pretty well now, but don't you think its time you expanded your horizons!? Like with a podcast? Like with the Hey Brooklyn PODCAST!? Each week, we'll tell you about the creative BK mofo that our buds over at Hey Brooklyn feature. On deck this week: Nathan Manske from I'm From Driftwood.

Manske has a rad site on which he collects true stories from his gay comrades about what is was like for them when they came out of the closet. Inspired by the scene from the movie Milk where Harvey Milk is holding a sign that says "I'm from Woodmere, NY" (I'm from Hewlett by the way! The town next door!), Manske titles all of his submissions "I'm from...," and then includes the storyteller's home town, reinforcing the idea that gay people come from every town, in every state, in every country.

Needless to say, I couldn't get through the front page of the site without crying, so good luck with that.

Also, can we just say it: Nathan Manske makes it official!--It's Gay Week here on FIPS!

Read some amazing coming out stories here on ImFromDriftwood.com...and then fan them up on Facebook.

Listen to the whole podcast HERE (and subscribe to Hey Brooklyn in itunes).

Monday
Apr052010

TONIGHT: WHERE YOU WATCHING THE MADNESS?

Tonight, wives will get their husbands back, husbands will have to go back to their wives, and people like me will have to remember how to talk about things other than basketball.  Maybe.  It is the end of March Madness, friends.

Now that the vast majority of us embarrassed ourselves pretty hardcore in our March Madness pools (the FIPS pool included), I'm wondering where you all are watching the game.  Despite what my bracket said, I am a crazy Duke fan, and I don't want to be screaming at my television alone in my microscopic living room when I could be embarrassing myself in front of real life FIPSers.

So, if for no other reason than the sheer entertainment value of watching a five-foot girl on heels flipping out at people she doesn't actually know displayed on an inanimate object, where are you all watching the NCAA championship game tonight?  Anyone down with organizing/recommending a meeting spot?  I don't know my Slope sports bars too well, so enlighten me.

Plus, if there are enough people coming out, I'll bake something.  And I am better at that shit than this year's bracketology, swear up and down.

BJU can come, too.

Monday
Apr052010

SWM's of Park Slope: Fashion Trends to AVOID If You Ever Want To Get Laid Again  

I had a spectacular lunch out yesterday with my boys, marred only by my irrational, instantaneous aversion to our waiter for the vain fool I pegged him for, purely on the basis of that snidely whiplash stache he was sporting.

My friend D: I know exactly which waiter you're talking about... We thought he was a moonlighting porn star... We were calling him "Buck Johnson"...

I was thinking more latter-day Village People.

Lately I can’t get down the streets of our great hood but for the mustaches.

If I’ve actually noticed this trend, I’m hoping it’s almost over. Because it’s a deal breaker! Very few dudes can carry off the mustache with panache and let me tell you, the rest of you look like potential stalkers and flashers, even if it is IRONY you are going for.

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Monday
Apr052010

MISSION DOLORES, MISSION ACCOMPLISHED

image: Jacqueline WasilczykOk, so Mission Dolores opened on Friday night...and I'm not sure if they had an all offish party or what, but my ass didn't get invited. 

Anyway.

I picked up the shattered pieces of my life and went last night to check it out and ZOMG, that place is so fucking awesome it should be called Mission Amazing...or Mission You'll Never Wanna Go To Another Bar Again. I have no fucking clue what they do when its raining, but 75% of the bar is outside, so you sit at these rad wooden tables with the roof totally open above you.

It was pretty darn packed on a Sunday night as well, and there are already 4 killer reviews on Yelp.

Trust me people, this place rules.