01/28/15 11:29am
Put Richard Sherman in the Super Bowl every year

Put Richard Sherman in the Super Bowl every year

For a season that’s been a rolling morality/P.R. disaster for the N.F.L., this year’s Super Bowl is about as compelling a matchup the league could possibly have had. It’s almost like they fixed it. On the one side, you have the defending champion Seahawks and their 9/11 truther coach, trash-talking All-World cornerback and no-talking All-World running back looking to repeat as Super Bowl champs. On the other side looking to stop them you have the Patriots, the last team to snag back-to-back Super Bowl wins in 2003 and 2004, helmed as always by maddening pretty boy quarterback Tom Brady and their coach Bill “Not a scientist” Belichick who maybe did or did not engineer the weirdest attempt at cheating in sports in the last 20 years.

Who’ll come out on top? Ah who cares. Ultimately most of you probably aren’t Seahawks or Patriots fans, so all you want to do is yell at a TV and eat wings and other unhealthy crap. Fortunately there are plenty of Brooklyn bars that will allow you to do just that. (more…)

01/26/15 9:37am
You've got feels, so take 'em out dancing

You’ve got feels, so take ‘em out dancing

1. Learn how best to slay your enemies as Brooklyn Public Philosophers discuss why metaphors make good insults. (Monday)

2. See films about protecting elephants, the Galapagos, and pronghorn migration at Videology’s Wildlife Conservation Film Night. (Monday)

3. Get a Fresh Perspective on comedy with the likes of Anna Drezen, Aparna Nancherla and Tim Racine at Muchmore’s. (Monday) (more…)

01/23/15 10:22am
brewskee-ball

All that practice will pay off in the reward you really want: BOOZE. via Facebook

Hey sports fans, tired of disappointing New York sports in your life? You wouldn’t be if you liked hockey, but fine, we get it, you just won’t get on that Rangers bandwagon. There’s another place you can get sporting satisfaction though, at least if you have some skillz, because Brewskee-Ball is back for another skeeson at the Full Circle Bar. And while there’s obviously a lot of pride on the line every time you roll, this time there’s something just as important at stake: booze booze booze. (more…)

01/22/15 8:47am
asslands

Celebrate this. Well, not just hers, yours too.

1. You know you do it, we know you do it, so just wall twerk already at Asslands, a booty + bass dance party. (Friday)

2. Concreatures is releasing their album Pretending to Swim, so wade over to Union Hall to hear some indie lo-fi. (Friday)

3. See some superheroes and supervillains superstriptease each other at Wasabassco Burlesque’s Super 2 at The Bell House. (Friday) (more…)

01/19/15 11:00am
Study up

Study up

1. Celebrate MLK Day by being a decent human being and volunteering. (Monday)

2. Sneakily learn about human evolution with the help of some cocktails and paleontologists with the Secret Science Club at The Bell House. (Tuesday)

3. Win some uh, helpful equipment, at Sex Toy Bingo at Trash Bar. (Tuesday) (more…)

01/16/15 11:18am
sex toy bingo

Finally, bingo that speaks to your needs

Bingo, for all of its many charms, isn’t really seen as a very sexy thing to do if you’re looking to go out and have a good time. Which we understand, since so much of it involves listening closely to people calmly calling out letter-number combos and then hunting around to see if you got it. A bingo game coming to Williamsburg next Tuesday is ditching the retiree air attached to it though, because in this particular game of bingo, you’ll be competing for sex toys. (more…)

01/16/15 9:30am
sean casey animal rescue

Look at this cool guy you can hang out with, he doesn’t care it’s winter. via Facebook

The dark void of winter’s short days is upon us full force. It looks and feels pretty bad out there, but if you were considering just giving in to S.A.D., we have a solution. Nothing can chip through the winter blues like exercise and a dog smiling dumbly up at you. Even if , like so many people in Brooklyn you can’t swing the financial and spacial needs of a dog, you can still get your dog time for free by volunteering to walk orphan dogs who need a little love and socialization.

Take an afternoon break from work if you freelance, come by after work if you’re a 9-5er. Take a break from catatonically staring under your eyebrows out the window like Jack in The Shining if you’re unemployed. Bring a date, I mean, HELLO? A needy dog? That’s going to melt your date’s heart faster than the ice caps! If your love for animals doesn’t compel you perhaps your libido will. Brooklyn is home to three animal shelters that host ample dogs who need your love, so whatever your reason to walk one, you get your dog time and some time out of your apartment, the dog gets its people time and everyone wins. (more…)

01/15/15 4:24pm
See what kind of American sniping was worthy of an Oscar nod, before everyone gets mad it wins Best Picture

See what kind of American sniping was worthy of an Oscar nod, before everyone gets mad it wins Best Picture

Okay, okay, so we were all a little underwhelmed by the pallor of this year’s Oscar picks. The Academy redeemed itself ever so slightly by its Lego Movie nomination of ”Everything is Awesome” for Best Original Song, but we’re still grumpy! That said, you’re definitely going to want to beef up your knowledge about the films in question before the appointed hour. In order to help you with that, here’s a rundown of where in BK movie theaters you can still see any of the 2015 nominees. (We stuck to Best Picture, Best Actor/Actress, Best Director and Best Foreign Language film. Otherwise this post would take us until Oscar night to publish.) (more…)

01/15/15 4:02pm
lower east side

Williamsburg residents do not want this, no they don’t. via Flickr user Roey Ahram

Williamsburg has been changing faster and faster it seems, mutating from the kind of place where longtime residents glared at skinny kids with beards into a place where longtime residents glared at disgraced heads of state, banker bros trying to get it wet, your parents and reality TV stars. No matter what people say about hipsters, all those people are worse, and it sounds like things are coming to a head, with Community Board 1′s SLA committee recommending Pies & Thighs and a handful of other restaurants not be allowed to serve alcohol because longtime residents are sick of the neighborhood being an extension of the LES. (more…)

01/15/15 12:30pm
Take a break from stonecutting this weekend

Take a break from stonecutting this weekend

1. If you’re too lazy to get your passport renewed, know The Blue Dhalia will be at Bar Chord blending just about every popular world music genre out there. (Friday)

2. Have a splen-diddily-endid time at Videology’s Simpsons Party! (Friday)

3. Laugh in the face of death at I’m Afraid of Dying comedy show. (Friday) (more…)