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June 08, 2010

Spotted at the Renegade Craft Fair: Jersey Shore Babies


May 26, 2010

Hipster NYC Bicyclists Appear on Judge Judy


Two tattoo'd NYC bike messengers went before Judge Judy to argue over a lost (or stolen & sold) bicycle. This clip has all the important markings -- flannels, tattoos, fire, a "friend's band," the internet, custom bikes, and fashionable hair. It truly is the biggest thing to hit our judicial system.

The Plaintiff, Christopher Villanella, believes his former roommate John Foraker sold his custom bicycle for money. The bike was built by Velo Brooklyn (1342 Dekalb Avenue), and he paid almost $2,000 for it.

The banter between Judge Judy and her Bailiff Petri Hawkins-Byrd about bicycle prices is a particular highlight. Watch the whole clip after the jump.

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May 10, 2010

Don't Feed The Hipsters [ART]


"Don't Feed The Hipsters" - Trustocorp's newest, spotted in McCarren Park.

May 03, 2010

The Elusive Hipster Break-Up Text


We can judge the sender of this message all we want, but I will admit... I have had thoughts like this before. I dated a guy once who admittedly said that he had never read a book-- so let's take that into consideration in the comments as we bash the 'hipster scumbag' responsible for this kind of insensitivity.

But still, a text message!? Ouch.

[Thanks to @VoiceStreet]

April 30, 2010

Rosanna Scotto Joins The New York Local News Blooper Hall of Fame

This is the funniest thing we've heard on the local news since Ernie Anastos told the Fox 5 weatherman to "keep fucking that chicken." Rosanna Scotto is our new hero.

Other local news highlights after the jump:

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April 28, 2010

The Curb Your Enthusiasm Porno

I'm not sure there was a big demand for this, but here it is: (Kinda NSFW) [via]

April 23, 2010

Grand Ferry Park Now Home to Free Stand-up Comedy Shows; First is Sunday @ 5:30 UPDATED


This Next Sunday, from 5:30 - 7:30 PM, Grand Ferry Park will be home to Comedy in the Park, the first of at least three free stand-up comedy shows on the Williamsburg waterfront this summer.

Host Paul Marino hopes the combination of a beautiful location, funny & diverse line-up, proximity to Bedford, and the fact that it's a free show, will lead to an awesome new outdoor comedy series. We hope it works out!

The Parks Department granted permits for the first three shows and are awaiting to see how things go before making a decision on continuing the series. If these three go well, we might have a summer-long stand-up series right there on the waterfront. Curious how things would work out with the Jelly Pool Parties, but we could imagine some kind of merging of the two at some point down the line.

All Marino needs now, he writes, "is a big crowd to cheer when I ask, 'Now how many of you want Comedy in the Park to do a comedy show like this every week?'"

This week's show is headlined by Dan St. Germain, and will feature Jeffrey Joseph, Freddy Sheffield, Jay Welsh, Mike Recine, Heather Fink, Stephen Mark, Edward Dominguez, and a possible appearance by Joel Runnels. Music's by DJ Sureshot.

Update: Marino writes to say the event has been canceled to due rain. It'll be on next sunday however, so save le date.

April 16, 2010

Willie Nelson High On Larry King

Pedal Pumping


I've got a new piece on a bizarro fetish over at The Awl:

In case you’re not familiar, pedal pumping is a car/foot fetish for men who enjoy watching women pump the gas, generally in vintage cars, until they strand themselves by flooding the engine or draining the battery. Um, what? Countless variations on this scenario exist—girls getting cars stuck in mud, Asians revving mopeds in the desert, stranded pedal pumpers with “stinky work shoes.” According to The Daily Beast, Michelle McGee even confesses to making a few pedal pump videos. So evidently there’s a market for painted hags who look like Skeletor pumping the gas with swastikas on their toes too. Most of the videos make up for their poor production values with sophisticated dialogue like “start, godammit,” “no, I don’t wanna be stuck here,” and “fuck this Mustang.”

A search for the fetish yields over 200,000 Google returns and thousands of YouTube videos. There are hundreds of websites that cater to the fetish including,, and [All sort of/not really/but kind of Not Safe For Work?]

Videos and the rest of the article here.

Stephen Colbert Tips His Hat to Hipsters

Hipsters got a Tip of Stephen Colbert's hat last night, "because as a demographic they are consistently not filling out Obama's census." Yep, he heard about it on NPR. As you know by now, it's not neccessarily the Hipsters fault. Still, well played by Sir Colbert, who noted the low return rates are part of a grand hipster scheme to get less representation, and therefore less neighborhood resources, which in turn will lead to a neighborhood in disrepair, lower rent, and a return to the gritty neighborhood of the 90's.

But yes, good old Nate Stark, he of Academy Records on North 6th and source in NPR's article saw his $5 quote replayed on Colbert, saying, "I guess it's laziness and like, what's the point? When it comes down to it, nobody wants to fill out like another form that's just like getting sent to your house that really relatively has nothing to do with your life. I mean people would do if they got like five bucks."

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April 06, 2010

Tim & Eric's Old Spice Commercials

We're long time fans of Tim and Eric, so needless to say we were psyched to stumble upon these on Videogum:

Two more after the jump:

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March 01, 2010

Remembering the Good Times

Thank you videogum for this gem. If anyone needs us, we'll be busy searching for this dance party. (Suggestions welcome!)

February 04, 2010

There's a New Tumblr in Town


You can keep your Unhappy Hipsters, Awkward Stock Photos, and Cape Town hip-hoppers...

I've got Hipster Puppies to get me through the in-office hangover.

January 06, 2010

Our Friendly Neighborhood Dick Chicken

November 30, 2009

A Monkey on Karl Rove's Head...


And that is all.

(via sheer!)

November 24, 2009

Jimmy Fallon Does Neil Young Covering The Fresh Prince

Ha ha ha. This is the best thing I've seen all day. And I'm not even a Jimmy Fallon fan.

November 23, 2009

Palin's Fans Just As Smart As You'd Imagine

October 30, 2009

The Office Jam: "Male Prima Donna"

October 15, 2009

Autotune the News at the United Nations!

September 28, 2009

'World's Fastest Nudist' Spotted In Williamsburg

We don't have much information on this dude but he claims to be the "current holder of over 400 nude-speed records." Oh, and he likes risotto, tacos, and exposing his shiny ass in public:

Evidently, he's making a documentary. Will there be cameos by the Naked Cowboy or this freak of nature? For now, you can follow him on Twitter, visit his Tumblr or, um, pray to God his special place didn't touch that subway seat you sat in earlier today on the L. If you have more information, definitely let us know.

September 22, 2009

Protect Insurance Companies PSA

September 15, 2009

Oh Kanye....

We secretly feel kinda bad for the guy since he's clearly crazy—and we're still proud of him for standing up against homophobia in hip hop—but this totally made us laugh. [via]


And let's not forget ODB did it first:

September 02, 2009

Auto-Tune the News #8

We were beginning to get the shakes from Auto-Tune the News deprivation. Welcome back!

August 25, 2009

Potential Poop Comedy Tonight


Future Saturday Night Live elaborate poop sketch writer and stand-up comedian Hannibal Buress will be performing at Royal Oak tonight at 8:30. Come learn what is up with those Fire SUV's!

August 19, 2009

David Cross On The Daily Show

We're pretty excited about his new book, I Drink for a Reason, not to mention his long overdue tour.

August 14, 2009

Gentlemen Broncos Trailer

It's the latest from the directors of Napoleon Dynamite, Jared and Jerusha Hess, and if it's as awesome as it looks, we'll forgive them for releasing Nacho Libre. Gentlemen Broncos stars Sam Rockwell and Jemaine Clement—both major pluses—and has a pretty hilarious premise:

Gentlemen Broncos tells the story of a homeschooled teenage outcast and aspiring fantasy writer. He attends a fantasy convention to show off his work and finds his idea, Yeast Lords, becomes ripped off by acclaimed novelist Ronald Chevalier, who has turned desperate for ideas.
Now we don't know which comedy to be more excited about, Gentlemen Broncos or Mike Judge's upcoming film Extract.

Check out the Extract trailer after the jump.

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August 07, 2009

Is It Just Us, Or Is This Video Oddly Addictive

Captain Kirk is climbing a mountain.... why is he climbing the mountain?

August 04, 2009

Auto-Tune the News #7

I love that Katie Couric is a recurring character and just hope Buchanan becomes one too. Best moment: Buchanan's fleeting guitar solo.

August 03, 2009

Stupid Ass Prank

I realize that my IQ dropped about 20 points the moment I posted this, but I still kinda love it. Reminds me of the 'futuristic' TV programs in Mike Judge's Idiocracy. And you've got to respect the execution.


July 30, 2009

Hippie Weirdo Yoga Farmers & Rasta Rooster

I'm just kinda speechless.

July 28, 2009

Hipster Job

July 13, 2009

Obama's Silence on "Bruno" Outrages Activists

I have a new piece over at HuffPost. Here's a taste:

In what many have perceived as a reversal, president Obama upheld the controversial "don't ask, don't tell" policy by refusing to state his opinion of the film "Bruno." The President, who attended a screening in Dupont Circle on Saturday night, was asked his opinion of the film this morning by former presidential correspondent and current member of the White House Press Corps Helen Thomas.

"Don't ask me that, Helen," stated an uncharacteristically flustered Obama. "Look, I'm committed to opening up the dialogue about this and, yes, changing my current policy, but now is not the time to address this." [...]

Many activists contend that given the success of "Bruno," the time is now for the president to speak out in support of non-traditional films such as the ones made by Cohen.

Check it all out on The Huffington Post.

If You Need a Vacation from Williamsburg...

OR, we could bring ghostriding to the 'Burg. Who's with me?

July 11, 2009

Auto-Tune the News #6: Michael Jackson. drugs. Palin.

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