Pardon the interruption on your usually scheduled brokester news, but it is May Day after all, and did you hear what happened when all the top brass of the army went to protest? It was a general strike! (Bwaaagroaaan). That is but a mere taste (and not a very good one, I know) of the wordplay gold that will be spun tonight at Littlefield for the latest iteration of Punderdome 3000, New York City’s only monthly pun-making competition. The event holds a special place in our hearts, not only because we’re shut-in word nerds who long to be among our own kind, but also because it’s a mercifully silly respite from the gray weekday blues, and because some of our staff have taken home the pun gold a time or two (and co-host Jo Firestone is a contributor). It’s $7 to get in or compete, and the ticket price comes with free Pay Day candy bars (if you catch one). But if you can top my Occupy/May Day pun above in the comments, I will buy you a drink tonight. Seriously, come find me at the thing. I’ll be the guy making puns. And if you’re still not sure what the heck this is all about, watch the Punderdome video below.
One of the more commonly held themes (maybe even beliefs) about New York is that it is a pit of loneliness, where you can never feel more isolated while surrounded by millions of people. 30 Rock encapsulated New York’s uncanny ability to grind you down perfectly here. This can feel like a shitty city, especially during […]
Hot take: Halloween isn’t for everybody. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a great holiday. It just favors creatives and DIY experts to a fault. Many people are Hallo-wise enough to start planning their costume for the following year on Nov. 1. — and if you’re one of those people, more power to you! — but that leaves the rest […]
Loitering has been a problem for coffee shop owners for so long that we’ve gone through several cycles of addressing it in New York City. First came limiting laptop hours and eliminating outlets, then things like timed wifi. Britcom hit Fleabag skewered the annoying laptop camper in its inaugural season this summer, which means it’s far from just an American […]