The astronaut accountants are back, whether one of them wants to be or not.
Chill out, trash is totally organic.
Stand clear of the Hov-ing door.
Filmed for a documentary, here he explains to an old woman that yes, he is famous.
Regret Everything: Love Thy Hipsters [Click for full post]
In “Regret Everything,” comedian Will Hines gives a weekly update on the thoughts that are gnawing at his brain.
We love criticizing hipsters. The main problem is that all of our criticisms sound like compliments.
Ask people to describe hipsters, and even though their faces scrunch up with disdain, everything out of their mouths sounds like a nice thing.
“Oh, hipsters? Can’t stand them. They’re all these YOUNG, THIN people who are OBSESSED WITH FASHION, and they basically HAVE TO KNOW THE LATEST BANDS, and need to be COOL. They all are BANKROLLED BY THEIR PARENTS and just spend their days MAKING ART and DOING DRUGS and HAVING SEX WITH EACH OTHER.”
Uh, that mostly sounds awesome? And I would like to live that way.
The main criticism of hipsters is that they are fake and posed. That their unkempt ball bearing earrings and necklaces made of piano keys are DELIBERATELY unkempt, and so therefore are fake and should be regarded with deep disapproval, furrowed brows and searing comments on Gawker.
But criticizing anyone for being posed or fake is a slippery slope. How is a self-described rock muralist who grows a deliberately wild handlebar mustache any more fake than an investment banker applying a splash of cologne to his neck? How is any fashion of any kind not FAKE or POSED?
Let me be plain: I say this because I’m obsessed with hipsters and desperately want to be one. I’m too old, my taste in music is too lame (Billy Joel shows up on my iPhone shuffle) and I don’t like tattoos. But I would love to be thin, smoking and working on my shitty art all day on Daddy’s dime. I don’t make fun of people who have that lifestyle, I salute them. [Continue Reading]
There’s a strange overlap because the Jews knew about Brooklyn way before it was cool.
Paul Ryan, on the other hand, is a HUGE hit in the black community.
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Hey Brooklynites! Jake and Amir will be donating water/batteries/canned food at 110 Kent Ave. in Williamsburg at 5pm tonight! (N8th and Kent)
The Ref: The World Series, Bumblebee Uniforms, and MORE![Full Article]
Every week, Chris Barth updates you on the important events in the sporting world – the ones you may have heard of and the ones you definitely missed. He’s watching the games and calling things as he sees them. This is The Ref.
The New York Islanders Are Moving To Brooklyn
New York’s second-favorite hockey team announced that it will be moving from its longtime home in Long Island to a newer, hipper neighborhood – the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The Brooklyn Nets promptly derided the move, noting that they decided to move to the area “before it was mainstream.” The Islanders were quick to note that the NHL is about as far from mainstream as you can get.
Bradley Wiggins Won The Velo d’Or Award
Cycling fan was delighted to hear that British cyclist Bradley Wiggins won the Velo d’Or Award as the best rider of 2012. The Olympic gold medalist and reigning Tour d’France winner was also retroactively awarded third place in the 2009 Tour de France after Lance Armstrong was stripped of his titles. A good week for Bradley Wiggins, who, if I’m not mistaken, was previously best known for helping Frodo Baggins destroy the one ring to rule them all in the fires of Mordor.
We decided to make working from a beer garden more interesting. Head over to our Facebook page to vote on who’s got to drink what:
500 likes = a boot of beer
1500 likes = 3 liters of beer
Only 6 shopping days left ‘til HallowMEME and stakes are high: Previous years’ HallowMEME costume contest winners have gone onto supreme internet fame and walked home with some srs prizes — this year’s prizes are furnished by Giant Media, Tumblr, Busted Tees, 20x200 and other friends of HallowMEME.
As always, we have an esteemed panel of internet experts on whose judgement your throwback Dancing Baby costume will live or die. They are:
Christopher “Topherchris” Price & Amanda Ferri, cool kids of Tumblr
Cole Stryker, Senior Social Media Strategist at Giant Media; author of Epic Win for Anonymous and Hacking the Future; 4chan sweetheart
Emmy Blotnick, Josh Lay & Cory Cavin, the Late Night with Jimmy Fallon bloggers
…and contest emcee Grace Helbig of My Damn Channel’s Daily Grace
There’s still time to RSVP: hallowmeme2012.eventbrite.com
We love when the Internet hangs out IRL. See you tomorrow!
This is not the sort of language I would expect from a man in a top hat.
(Source: College Humor)
None of the bands they like have formed yet.
The kids’ snack so hip you’ll need reservations.