As you surely know by now, Brokelyn has a pronounced pro-pun bias. What you may not know is that we are also in the pro-metalhead camp (as this reporter’s first, third and fifth concerts were all METALLICA). This is all why the tasty creations by Williamsburg’s Better Off Spread caught our eye: Not only are the names of each item infused with heavy metal themed punditry that would have Dimebag Darrell rockin and rollin in his grave, but the vegan, organic spreads themselves are pretty damn delicious. The sweet (Master of Peppermints and the pumpkiny Cashew the Bell Tolls) or savory (the spicy Jalapeno Be Thy Name or the peppery Ace of Spice), concoctions are good enough that they’re meant to be served as their own appetizers, but you can just as easily throw them on a sandwich. And you may have seen them in our raffle at last week’s No Office party too!
How awesome the Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club will look, if you donate.
Anybody can come up with an idea, but not everybody has the money to execute it. It seems you’re either blessed with one or the other. Think, for every five buck happy hour draft that’s inspired you with a half-buzzed idea you never saw to fruition, you can donate that money to some people who actually have their shit together, or who are at least good at faking it. Check out these five Brooklyn-based Kickstarters that you can help, well, kickstart. (more…)
So you’ve been reading up on girls who are just killing it around here, and you’ve realized you should get off your butt and get hustling. We agree! And if you’ve been hammering away with attempts to break into the film world, your breakthrough could be just around the corner, because the Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective has a few new membership spots open. (more…)
Just don’t make it nice people crash their bike while admiring it. via NYC DOT Flickr
Hey frustrated artists working at day jobs that are crushing your dreams, the city wants to hear from you. Well, to be fair, you don’t have to be a frustrated artist. But, the city is looking for artists to paint the traffic barriers separating bike lanes from car lanes, so why shouldn’t be you? (more…)
The good news is, there are so many liquor stores. via Flickr user Adam Jarmon Brown
Everybody hates work. You work harder and harder and have nothing to show for it and you come home and your lousy kids are looking at you with those accusing eyes and your husband is more interested in Matt Harvey’s elbow than giving you a shoulder rub. If only you could worse less, you tell yourself, then everything would be great. Sadly, sociology is here to dispute that notion and inform you that working less won’t make you happier. Sounds like someone’s stopping at the liquor store on the way home from work! (more…)
Jobs. You need one, but you don’t have one. Or maybe you have one but you hate it, which is also unfortunate since you spend so much damn time punching the clock. And no one wants to be grumpy at work all the time, because it could lead to incidents of boss-punching, which like most punching is illegal. Instead, why not browse these sweet jobs we found for you, like a graphic designer for ESPN, a reporter, a staff writer who’s good at romance or even a model maker at Makerbot. (more…)
Not that kinda toast, but definitely don’t burn anything if you get the job. Via Flickr user Sheep purple
Are you just bursting with knowledge about WordPress and HTML and have nowhere to use it? Do you like upstart women-run blogs that aren’t afraid to rank Luke Skywalker’s girlfriends in the Star Wars Expanded Universe? Are you a Goth? If you answered yes to any (but especially the first) of those questions, new-ish blog The Toast is interested in paying you for your services. (more…)