"Hey that's a cool shirt. Who bought it for you?" Via screenshot.

It is a matter of fact that the only decent non-Onion parody websites are Reductress, The Hard Times and Breitbart.com. While Reductress spoofs women’s magazines and Breitbart publishes bonkers fake headlines no one would actually believe like “Big Bang Actress Takes Heat for July 4th Photo of Dogs Sitting on American Flag,” the Hard Times is all about fake news that slam dances into the punk, hardcore, headbanging side of our heart. Headline highlights of late include: “Neftock, Master of Darkness, Agrees to Cover Shift at 7-11” and “Local Punk Would Like to Direct Your Attention to Even Bigger Tragedy.”

The site, which was founded by two West Coast writers and comedians, yesterday released one of its first videos and it’s a funny look at punk speed dating (and basically, dating in New York overall). It was filmed right here in Brooklyn at heavy metal dive Saint Vitus in Greenpoint, with external shots at Angry Wade’s in Carroll Gardens. You may want to make sure you’re vaccinated before watching.  

Even if you haven’t done “punk speed dating” yourself, you’ll surely recognize the familiar parade of losers, conspiracy theorists and mansplainers that make up the Brooklyn dating scene (or so I’m told). The highlight of the video is definitely when the one guy mansplains music to the gal in the vid to an absurdist degree, which I can 100 percent confirm is a real thing I see happen all the time. Knock that kind of shit off, dudes.

The video was made by NYC comedy team Hundred Years. Go read more Hard Times stuff here, it’s a truly great read for these hard times of life. And Reductress too: it’s absolutely savage and it’s wonderful.

Follow Tim, who was the IRL inspiration for this Hard Times story: @timdonnelly.

Related Articles

0

We've all been there: waiting patiently for your Tinder date to arrive as the anticipation swells. You're mad at yourself. You said repeatedly in...

0

What's the state of Brooklyn dating in 2017? These reports today give us a pretty good snapshot of where you're banging, who you're banging...

0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sf4fx3O3FAc Perhaps you're finding it hard to feel much in the mood for lurve today, seeing as the state of national politics presently falls somewhere between...

0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wv1fo2wNaok I haven't seen La La Land yet but from what I understand it's a movie about how great Hollywood and L.A. are targeted to people...

NO COMMENTS

Leave a Reply