Thank fucking gawd I saw this post on McBrooklyn last week...otherwise it could have taken me months of googling and channel surfing before I came across this majestic new TV series from WE: Platinum Babies.
If you've ever seen their barftastical series Platinum Weddings, you can pretty much guess what we're dealing with here, but just in case, let me spell it out for you anyway:
"Tatyanna, a hip and eco-conscious writer, is not afraid to spend on her second child. Her family belongs to a trendy private lifestyle club in Soho, her friend invites her to a trunk show to preview exclusive maternity wear and the baby's christening happens on a Mediterranean island where the family is flown."
Oh, and you also should know that Tatyanna and her husband live in Brooklyn.
Buckle your seatbelts, bitches...its that time of year again.
Only the Blog Knows Brooklyn is putting together their yearly Park Slope 100 list and is looking for suggestions.
In case you're wondering what the fuck the Park Slope 100 is, voila:
"The Park Slope 100 is 100 stories, 100 ways of looking at the world, 100 inspiring people, places and things in and around Park Slope. It can be a person, a place, a thing, even an event. Let me know who, what and where was notable and powerful and 2009. One tip: I especially like people who direct their energies outward towards the better good of others in some way."
Wow, that last line TOTALLY sounds like FIPS, riiiight?
In a recent interview with the Kansas City News, our fave Park Slope expert on all things everwhere, John Hodgman, explains that though we all used to all embrace the "Jock model" of competition and strength, the future is gonna be all about idolizing and embracing the geeks and the nerds:
"Jockdom is very noble. It’s not deliberative. It’s certainly the best way to win wars. It’s the best way to motivate teams of people to fulfill a goal — not just war, but getting things done. The most important way to motivate a factory floor. But as you know, we’re not as much of a manufacturing society as we were before. China and other big industrial nations are rewarding their nerds and technicians rather than creating a culture that makes fun of them — it would be wise for us to embrace the book-smart as much as our culture has traditionally embraced the street-smart, the jock-smart. I’m not saying nerds must have their revenge; I’m just saying the time for wedgies is at an end."
I don't know about you, but its pretty obvs that this is *already* happening.
I mean, on Glee the cheerleaders have joined up with the Glee club and the former nerds are now becoming cool. The "slushie in the face" attacks have already been greatly reduced. So yeah...we think Hodgman is right on the money.
BREAKING: This Maclaren Stroller Shit Is The Biggest Thing To Hit Park Slope Since That Plane Crashed Here
Via the NYT City Room Blog:
"There are two major health threats in Park Slope at the moment, if you believe some of the neighborhood’s innumerable young and hyper-conscientious parents."
Wait for it...annnnd: "There’s swine flu and Maclaren strollers.”
There it is, people.
Wow. Well I for one sincerely hope that we can all get through this tragic Maclaren stroller crisis together.
We will be posting info about any and all Park Slope parents stroller prayer circles (PSPSPC) as we get it, b/c as you all know, FIPS CARES.