Todd P (off camera) thanklessly throwing Vitamin Water back at SummerScreen sponsors. Photo by Sean Smith, via Facebook
Here at Brokelyn, we’re always interested in bringing you news of the Brand Wars, in which Brands desperatelyclawfor the approval (and disposable income) of young people. Lately, anti-Brand partisans have been pushing back, first seen when ExCops put McDonald’s on blast for offering to pay bands in exposure, and now Todd Patrick, a promoter and magical sprite tasked with keeping DIY’s spirit alive pulled the entire music lineup he curated for this year’s SummerScreen over the presence of a Brand sponsoring the stage without his knowledge. (more…)
So this is where she’s been hiding after escaping last season. Image via Twitter
In Williamsburg, they take their pop-culture very seriously. It seems that the celebrities from our favorite TV shows are also figuring that out. At Videology, none other than Orange is The New Black actress Barbara Rosenblat (Ms. Rosa) showed up during their OITNB trivia night. If you are out of the loop, Videology has trivia nights twice a week, with chances for you and your friends to win free alcohol. The trivia nights that happen over the weekend all revolve around one film. This week, the film will be the classic Steven Spielberg film Jurassic Park. So who knows, you may be gifted with the presence of Jeff Goldblum himself, or some hungry raptors. We recommend you don’t try to tame the raptors, because that’s just stupid (sorry Chris Pratt).
Missing the grill to pull off your gangster grill look? Well someone has found those for you. Screenshot via YouTube
Have you noticed that your mouth has been non-disco ball like lately? Is the temperature of your mouth much higher now that the ice keeping your breath cool has gone missing? Well, lucky for you aspiring rapper and/or jewelry maker, a good Samaritan has not only found your grillz, but has put up flyers all over the Bedford-Nostrand G train stop in the hopes of returning them to you. According to DNAinfo, the flyers have been up since June 30th, with the finder of the grillz leaving an e-mail address (Grillzfinder [AT] gmail.com) so you can become reunited with your jewelry and once again “have more ice than Michelle Kwan.” (more…)
This is so exciting we’re standing on our basses. via Flickr user The All-Nite Images
Its summer festival season, and as we’ve gone over before, that isn’t really that exciting because summer festivals are often expensive, far away and ultimately involve disappointingly watching ants play your favorite songs on a stage one mile away from where you are. However, people seem to be figuring out you can do this in Brooklyn and have it not be bad. Joining Northside and Out in the Streets, The Way Station is leading the, uh, way, in their neighborhood with a multi-venue, 75 band extravaganza this month called the Prospect Heights Music and Arts Festival. Finally, a music festival where you can cap off the night by visiting Neptune Diner at 3am. (more…)
If this muppet asks you where the Cyclone is, don’t tell him. Flickr image via Amy.
There’s a new Biblical plague in town. It comes in all shapes and sizes, but it’s making a torrential descent onto the Coney Island boardwalk. According to Brooklyn Paper, a number of Times Square mascots seem to have relocated to the People’s Playground, after abdicating their midtown Manhattan posts due to recent police crackdowns on costumed solicitation.
Oh, dome, oh! Oh, dome, oh! via flickr user Anthony Fine
It turns out that even a giant piece of floating debris can’t survive in the Gowanus Canal. There’s really no hope for any of us, is there? According to DNAinfo, the floating Harvest Dome was pulled below the surface of the canal yesterday, apparently due to its becoming “ensnared” by something below the water.
I mean, that is the stuff of nightmares. DNAinfo talked to dome creators Alexander Levi and Amanda Schacter, who claim it was art flotsam pulling the thing down below the water’s surface. But we know better, don’t we? It was obviously creatures from the watery deep.