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Monday
Apr262010

SMALL COOL, PART DEUX

Thanks to all of your clickity click clicking, our asses made it past round one in the Apartment Therapy's Small/Cool contest!

Yay!

Now we gotta deal with a sudden death elimination round in order to move on and the only things standing in our way are Jessica, Eli and one brown dog. Needless to say, I want to CRUSHTHEMCOMPLETELY.

Voting will start again tomorrow (still not sure if that means midnight or whenever the Apartment Therapy editors wake up, but I'll keep you posted).

Needless to say, we'll need your help again. If you don't already have an Apartment Therapy account and shafted us on the last vote, now would be a good time to get one (you'll need one in order to actually vote). If you *do* already have one (b/c, you know, you rule and love us more than all those other mean people), get ready to clickity click AH-GAIN!

Stay tuned (and THANK YOU!).

Saturday
Apr242010

COFFEE WARS: Gorilla To Open on Monday!

That's right, bitchez! You heard it here first second.

"Gorilla Coffee, the juggernaut Park Slope java-and-lifestyle dispensary that has been closed since April 9 after the entire staff quit to protest a “perpetually malicious, hostile and demeaning work environment,” will reopen Monday. So said the smiling woman inside the half-rolled-up gate of the shop at Fifth Avenue and Park Place at 7 Friday evening."

[Also, love how the NYT called us "other blogs." And by "love," I mean TOTALLYFUCKINGANNOYED].

(via City Room Blog)

Friday
Apr232010

HELP!: SMALL COOL, BTCHZ!

UPDATE: voting is now closed. If you voted for us: THANK YOU! If you didin't THANKS FOR NOTHING!

WHOA, our apt is up on Apartment Therapy's Small Cool Contest page!

GIMME A THUMBS UP, YO!?

PLLLLLLEAAAASE. Ok, you have to register with Apartment Therapy in order to do so, and granted, that IS a gigantic pain in the ass, but don't you love me long time???

Clickity click on over there and get our ass into the finals! I'll be your BFF 4evs!

NOTE: You can only vote till 7pm on Friday, April 23rd. So hurry it up, pls!!

Friday
Apr232010

FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION: Stroller Lanes

image: William MullinOk, so yes this *is* technically a joke, but also...mebbe not such a bad idea? I mean, when you think about it, bikes are way smaller and slimmer than some of those double wides and triple wide strollers, and EVERYONE'S in favor of bike lanes! (oh wait...).

Anyway.

The only miss in comedian William Mullin's post about these fictitious stroller lanes is this little nugget: "The proposal, authored by a local group called Park Slope Childless Hipsters..." UHM, PSCH?? Sorry dude, but we're called BALLERS.

(cc: Roadify)

(via Gothamist)

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.