Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!

"This is Halloween...This is Halloween"--yes, that song from The Nightmare Before Christmas has been looped in my brainpan ever since the first pumpkin went on sale--and now the day has finally come.

And that means it's a holiday, and I deserve a full day off to adequately apply the dozens of layers of eye make-up for my Cleopatra costume (my efforts will be mask-status.) And you, my fellow Overflow enthusiasts, despite your loyal devotion to our fabulously informative blog, should be away from your computers. Go feed children candy and then scare them. Or go have a fright for yourself and see if the Atlantic Avenue Tunnel really is haunted... Oh, would you look at that. Even on your day off we deliver. I guess we're just that good.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

the daily [mis]haps

I've already had enough of Halloween...the crazed debauchery that will ensue and I'll get sucked in once again, but for now I'm looking beyond the polyester medieval-slut costumes. I have other things on my mind like that 25 cent balance on my metro card. This handy calculator will take away all your woes and your brain cells...decimals are too difficult.

To recover FROM Halloween head on down to the Brooklyn Lyceum to see Galway Kinnell read his poetry this Sunday. Really, DON'T miss it ...because he's kind of a dream-boat (see below)!

Steer clear of eggs and toilet paper and remember, you can party hard because you're gaining an extra hour of sleep November 1! Daylight savings ends!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

the daily [mis]haps

If you're a frotteur who's into bondage, dirty talk, and full-frontal male nudity, then by all means head over to the Vortex Theater in Manhattan for this haunted house experience, if you can call it that.

If you're like me, then you associate haunted houses with good-natured tricks--glowy-eyed skulls that cackle, pun-tastic plastic tombstones, bowls of cold spaghetti "brains"--halloween fun that ends with treats, not the feeling of being violated after your first near-rape experience, then you should keep it local and check out the Halloween Haunted Walk & Carnival at Prospect Park, where you'll encounter classic spooks like zombies and witches (both good AND bad). Or hit up the the Howloween Pup Parade in Park Slope. Because what could be more non-threatening than doggies in costumes?

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

The daily mis[haps]

Get ready to celebrate Halloween in Park Slope, because OUR parade is better than YOUR parade. (In terms of having a good time of course, as opposed to seeing who can drink the most or get the most disorderly conduct tickets.)

Park Slope's annual parade will complete its twenty-third birthday this year and will be more eccentric and outdone than ever. 

According to the Brooklyn paper, this year's parade will be, "like the Crown Heights West Indian Day Parade and Coney Island's Mermaid Parade rolled into one--only without the fire marshal-sized crowds or bare breasts."

Who could resist that?

Monday, October 26, 2009

the daily [mis]haps

Happy Birthday, Brooklyn Eagle! We're suckers for local history...or could you not tell?

Over-blogged and for good reason, I'm leaning toward the "Soviet-style re-education camp" perspective but I might be blacklisted before I can get that $2.97 organic spinach...blast!

Let's see if we can make this the next swine flu and REALLY get people worried about...THE MUMPS!


Sunday, October 25, 2009

The Best of South Brooklyn

The Village Voice just came out with its Best of NYC list for 2009. For your convenience, I've picked out a few of South Brooklyn's very best list-toppers:

1) Best Movers for Less: Park Slope Movers are the best guys to call to avoid back injuries and hernias.

2) Best Comics Outpost: Rocketship in Cobble Hill, for the nerdiest of nerds in South Brooklyn.

3) Best Bakery: At Red Hook's very own Baked, you can satisfy your sweet-tooth and your munchies.

4) And, finally, the Best Place to Get Loaded With Hooligans and Cops: Farrell's, the place where debauchery ensues and policemen partake.