Occupy Sandy volunteers, dominating the good feels in 2012. Photo by Jenna Pope.
Oh 2012. Everyone kept worrying about you being the last year in human history before you happened, and then by the time the election hit fifth gear, they were hoping you really would be. Despite all this, you readers managed to have a hell of a lot fun reading topless in the park, giving Philadelphia an inferiority complex and getting into the politics of Urban Outfitters and endlessly debating the merits of Girls. Even as the year ended with a powerful hurricane, it was met with an equally powerful outpouring of support from in-the-muck volunteers. We’ve been happy to bring you these stories this year, and we hope you had fun reading; so without further ado, here are our top stories of 2012: (more…)
We dd it guys! We were funny on Twitter! via Infowars
After the Presidential Debates, we issued a plea for people to step up their joke game on Twitter. You listened. Last night, with the deluge of campaign coverage options, including an apparently shitfaced Diane Sawyer on ABC, Twitter was the most entertaining. Behold, some of our favorite election tweets from Brooklyn funny people.
He’s thinking about all the abortions he could have bought. via MotherJones
Like the post-mortem that happens every year the Yankees don’t win the World Series, it’s always fun to look at the staggering amount of money spent on a failed campaign. Well, maybe not fun, since Mitt Romney and the Republican Party spent $752.3 million dollars on what amounted to a concession speech. We get it though, elections are expensive: you need to shell out the big bucks for yard signs, buttons, dog whistle racism and a good ground game. Still, what else could that ungodly amount of money been spent on? (more…)
We’re sure everybody could use a laugh amid all the power outages and mop-bucket showers while the city recovers from Sandy. And for laughs, where do we turn but the presidential election, where Squarehead McBainpants has all but faded away from the spotlight while Barack Obama goes around being, you know, actually president. So Jimmy Kimmel, who has brought his show to BAM for a week, went to Levels Barbershop in Clinton Hill to ask about Mitt Romney’s chances in the black community. Biting political hilarity ensues. Oh, and Brooklyn-born Kimmel is wearing a Nets jacket. (more…)
Your last chance to see these dudes pretend to like each other. via Vibe
Now that each candidate has thrown a debate in the interest of building high drama and ratings for the third one, we can finally find out whether Mitt Romney or Barack Obama is the true champion of debating, and therefore, the true president. While the foreign policy focus of this debate should keep Mitt Romney from threatening Big Bird or starting a truly odd meme, his most recent foreign policy experience is being chased through the streets of London by the Queen for insulting the Olympics, so we’re sure he won’t let us down this time. Brooklyn’s watering holes are still in the election year spirit and showing the debates, so they won’t let you down tonight either. And as always, neither will our drinking game. (more…)
How can you be sure this won’t happen, unless you watch? via We Know Memes
Still need a place to watch tonight’s Presidential debate because all your friends were going on about how much fun our drinking game was? Here’s a list of the best places to see if Obama can treat this debate like Rocky in Rocky IV. (more…)
“I’m sorry, Jim, I’m going to stop the subsidy to PBS. I’m going to stop other things. I like PBS, I love Big Bird. Actually like you, too. But I’m not going to — I’m not going to keep on spending money on things to borrow money from China to pay for. That’s number one.”
-Presidential candidate Mitt Romney during the first debate, Oct. 3, 2012
DATELINE: Sesame Street, 2014 — Two years into President Romney’s first term, hard times have fallen on this once vibrant and diverse section of Fort Greene* formerly known as Sesame Street, since renamed BQE Truck Alternate Route 2. Since President Romney cut funding for the Street on day 1 of his presidency, Big Bird and the rest of the community have been coping with a new free-market economy that has dramatically reshaped their livelihoods and forced many to seek out new professions.
We checked in to find out how these formerly beloved children’s characters have been coping since they’ve been forced to take personal responsibility for themselves for the first time since 1969. (more…)
The presidential election of 2012 will be here before your latest jar of pickled beets ferments, and if you believe a recent poll conducted by CNN the outcome could be just as sour. Fifty percent of likely voters said that if the election were held today, they would vote for Obama, 47 percent said they’d vote for Romney, with a 3-point margin of error. That is one scary statistic!
The debate happening Wednesday is pretty damn important. If not to help you make a decision, then at least to be on the bleeding edge of the next Mitt Romney Meme. If you’re not going to Barclays to catch Hova, what else are you going to do tomorrow? With that in mind, here are some great places to watch the debate with like-minded (Probama) people, and the best drink deals to look for . (And tune in tomorrow morning now for the release of Brokelyn’s official Presidential Debates Drinking Game!) (more…)
We almost lost a Twitter follower this week who took issue with a Mitt Romney/rich guy joke (which, c’mon, even if you’re voting for the guy, he still looks like this to you, right?). Let it never be said that Brokelyn isn’t an equal opportunity political promoter, because as much as we like to think of our little burg as a hotbed of nothing but 47 percenters, there are of course some would-be red staters here too. Check it out for yourself this weekend: the Brooklyn Young Republican Club will be holding their quarterly meeting on Sunday at Ceol on Smith Street. Guests include congressional candidates Alan Bellone and Christopher Wight, state assembly candidate Joseph Hayon, City Council candidate Andy Sullivan, and the guy who trains the hounds Mitt Romney releases on poor people. C’mon, kidding! Kidding! (more…)