Posted in 5th Avenue, brooklyn, Sanity, Unfortunate, tagged Constantine Maroulis, creationism, Loud, Miss Universe, Miss USA, Tumble on May 30, 2007|
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A couple weeks ago I tripped while shopping at TJ Maxx. I tried to laugh it off and act as though I was okay with the situation, but being that I was by myself, I don’t think anyone was buying it. A few minutes later I left.
The point of this story is, I can only imagine what Miss USA is feeling right now. Poor thing.
If I were her I would’ve kept on cat-walking off the runway onto the nearest bridge. Then I would’ve jumped off.
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Posted in 5th Avenue, Alcohol, Beer, brooklyn, Festival, Park Slope, R train, Review, Sex, tagged , 5th Avenue Festival, Amazing, burlesque, event, exploitatiion, go-go dancers, mezcal, Mozzarepas, open container laws, pashminas, Southpaw, Street Fair, the burlesque alliance, uso on May 21, 2007|
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This Sunday, a handful of Skeptics traipsed merrily through 5th Avenue Street Fair in Park Slope, Brooklyn. And as it turns out, we were not the only ones there. Looking down the Avenue from the top of the Slope, you could see it was packed for about a mile. The whole thing made me feel a little gay for Brooklyn. Here are some of my favorite parts of the fair:
1. Open Container Laws Be Damned
The fair gave a new meaning to al fresco drinking – of which we all know I’m the biggest fan. Nearly every bar was selling some beers, of both the generic and fantastic variety, on tap out of coolers in the middle of the street. You could get a plastic cup of beer or a frozen margarita from Mezcal and stumble around drunkenly, fondling pashminas and mozzarepas, for the rest of the day.
2. Kids Are So Predictable
At exactly 4:00, all of the children at the fair (roughly 2 million from the preliminary count) began to cry as their sugar highs wore off and they started to feel the effects of missing nap time. One child noted, “oh look – balloons,” in an uncharacteristically sarcastic manner.
3. Dancing Ladies
There were quite a few bands playing along the way, but there was one that stood out above all others: The Burlesque Alliance. This is an 11-or-so-piece band that was playing some kind of music with which I am not familiar enough to know the genre’s name. They had like horns or whatever. But more importantly, they had a lady who wore a tiny USO-style getup, dancing on the side of the stage. She was just awesome.
I was first introduced to the concept of go-go dancers at street fairs last summer at the Atlantic Avenue Street Fair. I didn’t like them as much. It seemed more exploitative in some way. Pizappas found this band a tad exploitative too. And I can understand that. I guess. But I’ll still going to their show at Southpaw on May 26.
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