Friday, November 13, 2009

the daily [mis]haps

Looking for some scandal in your life on par with seducing a young virgin to win a bet made with a companion harboring her own mischievous ill-intent?

Save the date for the second BK Meatup event of the year--the Naughty Holiday Office Party on December 9th. It's well worth the wait, and it promises enough depravity to last you until New Years--even for the most tireless lechers out there.

If you want to have some real fun, get your hands on some of Brooklyn sinners' new inebriating liquid of choice. But keep in mind that age-old maxim: Don't drink the punch.

For those of you who are more the voyeur-types, this version of Dangerous Liaisons might inspire some lustful foul play of your own.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Save the World!

It seems like newly re-elected Mayor Bloomberg thinks he can to do a better job cleaning up the Gowanus Canal than Superfund. Promising $150 million, Bloomberg might just want to get that nasty bit of clean-up swiftly out of the way so real-estate can keep rollin' out dolla's. Superfund tends gets to be a little extensive in its cleanup...and who wants that?! Get the full story at The ArchitectsNewspaper.

Perhaps Broolynites should have gotten Americans UK to clean up the Gowanus! They saved rock n' roll...why not a little city water? They've got the outfits to prove it and you can see them tomorrow Nov. 12! See these comic book rockers at the Royale and perhaps convince them to do a little sewage clean-up...

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Park Slope Armory: Will It Actually Open?

Park Slopers have their doubts about whether or not the Park Slope Armory, now renovated, will actually open. The only thing we're still waiting on is for the city to turn it over to the YMCA so they can open it as a recreation center for children. The renovation (a jaw-dropping $16 million) was completed in 2007, and the city is still waiting for it to open. 

According to the Brooklyn Paper, the turnaround has yet to happen because the Department of Education initially pledged money and didn't follow through,  and Department of Homeless Services should have been put in charge of recreation services. 

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Comic Book Club

OVERFLOW is a fan of the comic book, the funny, the graphic novel. This evolving form is far from underground these days, and if you're a fan you no longer have to hide in the closet with a mini mag light in shame.

Our friends Bergen Street Comics are launching a new series: the Abrams ComicArts Book Club on Thursday November 12th. The book they are discussing is "Understanding Comics" by Scott McCloud.

There's a deep discount if you buy the book at their shop, and refreshments will be served, although we hear it's also BYOB.

You can RSVP here:

Sickies & Brooklynites Alike: Celebrate Healthcare!

FIPS wants to know: do YOU have healthcare? Beacause now you can! We are one step closer to providing our country with access to healthcare! What a relief, because personally I was about to move to Sweden.

Ok, so of course there are going to be some kinks to work out, and maybe for a while it will be the new equal rights--no one will deny that everyone should have them (except for a few southern fanatics who still hang confederate flags from their cotton gins or whatever) but it will be more of an ideology than a reality. But let's look at the bright side: we've surpassed that first hurdle, people! Tell all the sickies you know, drink a toast or in their cases one tablespoon of thermaflu before bed, and celebrate your right to take your kids to the doctor!

Park Slope Heli Moms don't care about their kids afterall...

Turns out that all those Park Slope Parents who spend their lives discussing whether their two-year-old speaks three languages and if they have wheat allergies are actually grossly negligent and don't care if their children might be horrible disfigured.

Maclaren strollers, popular with well-to-do moms from Park Slope to the Upper West Side, (any baby who's any baby has a Maclaren, seems to the general feeling,) have issued a recall on all strollers sold after 1999. Turns out these overpriced, Cadillacs of stroller-dom are actually quite dangerous to the little fingers of any tot who rides in them. As many as 12 young ones have had fingers amputated in the elbow joints of these chic, child-transportation devices.

Playing the violin or cello could lock Junior into a place at Harvard or Yale, so any Mummy out there that doesn't take this seriously will be affecting her child's ability to excel in life. You don't want to be BAD MOTHER, do you?

Those affected should visit or call 877-688-2326 to claim the special covers.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Have A Chuckle!

I'm starting to become jealous. I really want in on this relationship with THE FOOD COOP. I may just want the t-shirt...we agree with Fucked In Park Slope: BRILLIANT! Okay...YES, I am willing to have a slightly dysfunctional connection with the Park Slope Food Coop. just to wear the "Suspended at the Coop" t-shirt.

If you don't want to work for your food, mark your calenders because watching the International Kosher Latke Eating Contest on Dec 13 has to be worth a good giggle...not to mention those delicious potato treats ----------------------->

And a reminder for friends of Vox Pop (1022 Cortelyou Rd): "Think Globally, Laugh Locally" will be Nov. 21 at 9pm! Free! Delicious Treats! and LAUGHS!