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Entries in holiday (73)

Tuesday
Dec112012

On 12/12/12, Celebrate Repeating Numbers at Kiwiana

Oh 12/12/12. Look at you, you little date you, all repeating with the numbers like that. You must be feeling PRETTY smug right about now. For eleven years now, people have been making WAY too big of a deal out of the one date every year where the month, day & year are all the same. After eleven years, you're it dude. You're the last time this repeating number junk will happen for another 88+ years. By that time, most of us will likely be dead. Unless of course science figures out the secret to longevity or some shit. Fingers crossed!

Tomorrow, to celebrate you, people all across the globe have decided to mark the occasion in varied ways. In Wisconsin, 12/12/12 will be "Aaron Rodgers Day," in honor of the Packers' beloved quarterback. At MSG, they're bringing out all the crusty dinosaurs of rock for a huge concert to benefit those affected by Hurricane Sandy. I'm sure there'll be a bunch of number geeks out there who'll use nothing but a base-12 number system all day long.

Chef Mark Simmons, of Park Slope's New Zealand restaurant Kiwiana, apparently loves numbers too, so for 12/12/12, he's decided to add another 12 into the mix, 'cause I mean...why the fuck not? On 12/12/12, Kiwiana's officially rolling out a new menu, and for one night only, everything on it will be going for $12!

This past weekend, Mark invited me to the restaurant to give the new menu a lil' taste. It was actually my first time stopping by, so going in, I was curious as to what exactly constituted New Zealand décor. Basically, I was expecting a bunch of tiny stuffed birds & perhaps a Lord of the Rings poster or three scattered about.

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Monday
Sep032012

Happy Labor Day!

Happy Labor Day, FiPSters! Please accept this funny Monty Python sketch of a woman in labor in lieu of a wordy, informative piece on the history of today's holiday. It's just... we're hungover.

Monday
May282012

Open Thread: Happy Memorial Day!

Photo via www.inkhead.comHappy Memorial Day, FiPSTERS!

Whether you woke up at 6AM to nab a coveted Prospect Park grill, or got the hell out of NYC for the weekend, please take a moment to remember that this day -- while a fun one for drinking and spending WAY too much time in the sun -- is meant for honoring fallen American soldiers from past and present. Those are some brave-ass people, folks.

What are you doing this weekend? Are you in town or out? Is anyone even ON a computer today?

Monday
Jan162012

10 Things You May Not Have Known About MLK JR.

Most of us have the day off from work, yes? Whether you spend the day brunching with friends or holing up in your apartment in an attempt to avoid frost bite of the entire face, let us remember a leading figure in the advancement of civil rights. Here are ten little-known facts about Martin Luther King Jr.

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Friday
Jan062012

WHO GIVES A SHIT: WHEN THE HELL ARE YOU PEOPLE GONNA TAKE DOWN YOUR CHRISTMAS TREES?

It's true I'm a Jew and am unschooled in the ways of Christmas-n-new testament Jesus and shit, but can someone please explain to me why the fuck you guys keep Xmas trees up for MONNNNNTHS?

It's strange slash annoying enough already that the national Christmas avalanche pretty much just get dumped on all of our faces the day after Thanksgiving, but I've been peeping into all your Brownstones and apartments, Park Slope...and like 50% of you btchz still have your Christmas trees front and center in your windows!? And it's January 7th?! Let me do the math for you: Santa was climbing down your chimney 13 days ago. 

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