You know how in our weekly roundups we’re always telling you to go to Late Night Basement at the Pine Box Rock Shop? It’s because they do things like ask H. Jon Benjamin to live-dub HAL 9000 from 2001: A Space Odyssey, resulting in something that sounds like Archer taking the place of the creepy calm computer voice. We mean, sure, you’re seeing it now in this video, but imagine the magic of seeing it live, in a bar, while you drink beer. (more…)
You’d never know it, but these people are celebrating Cinco de Mayo
This has to be one of the happiest Mondays as it’s also Cinco de Mayo. Tuesday hangover likely to ensue be damned! While many of us have taken the holiday as a reason to get crunk it was originally celebrated by Mexicans to commemorate the day the Mexican army defeated the French in 1862. (Oh yeah, putting a little history on dat ass.) Here are some places in Brooklyn, with the kind of margarita and taco deals (oh and free pinball too) that will make you grateful in your heart for that fateful day.
Careful about overcelebrating though. One of the great things about being a blogger and working from home is that pants are optional, especially after Cinco de Mayo. But for the rest of you who are office-bound tomorrow, pace yourself. You’ll still need a job come Tuesday. (more…)
Get that certificate you’ve always wanted for not drunk texting your ex over the weekend. Photo by Philip Buehler
Awards, awards, awards. Always going to the same famous, beautiful rich people for doing their famous, rich people things. Isn’t it about time us shlocky normal folks got rewarded for the everyday victories we feel good about, like DDing for that party that time, or actually moderating ourselves to a reasonable four beers last Thursday? Well, apparently, now we can. At the Lisa’s Choice Awards, hosted by artist/comedian/self-proclaimed psychotherapist Lisa Levy at Pine Box Rock Shop next Friday, everyone can get an award for the achievement of their choice. At least, anyone who wants one can. (more…)
“I’m telling you guys, it was the Germans who bombed Pear Harbor!” Bluto would have been perfect for “Bullshit History”
1. Spike Hill’s “Game Night” is celebrating two years of providing laughs and being more fun than a barrel of monkeys (the game and hypothetical idea of stuffing a barrel full of monkeys) (Monday)
2. Nitehawk’s Simpsons Club is showing the first half of the famous “Who Killed Mr. Burns?” two-parter. If you somehow still don’t know, you can try to play along with the mystery! (Monday)
3. Williamsburg bar The Exley is beginning their Twin Peaks screenings, the show that proves that yes, someone actually gave David Lynch money to make a network TV show. Plus, free doughnuts and David Lynch burlesque (Tuesday) (more…)
It was Wilford something, right? Via Tutu’s Instagram.
You’ve seen the ads at L Train stations. You have watched the moral ambiguity again and again on Netflix. You are ready to start the final episodes of Breaking Bad on Sunday … and you don’t have cable. But even if you have AMC, it’s more fun to watch your favorite TV shows with an audience and themed drinks. Luckily for you, lots of bars are giving you the chance to watch Walter White’s swan song, for free. Here is your official Brokelyn Breaking Bad Breakdown viewing (and drinking) guide. Remember no matter where you are the show premiers at 9pm. (more…)