Do The Hotdog Dance 2.0

Oct 17
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bijan:

Ya Hey — Phosphorescent

Ooh. Loving this Vampire Weekend cover.

(via perfectmidnightworld)

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Apr 09
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I think the air has become ionized with information. It may not be as efficacious or as deep, but people know stuff, whether it’s the checkout line at the grocery story or a Facebook feed. It’s just that the harder stuff, about governance or state spending, where half our money goes, now has about half as many reporters covering it.
David Carr, talking to MinnPost’s Brian Lambert, via Justin Ellis. You can keep reading and writing about the state of local news, or you can just read this interview and be done with it.
Apr 04
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How to get HBO to change its business model: Own something they want.

It’s easy! Ask Louis C.K.:

And HBO will let you do an online release of “Oh My God” later in the year?

Another reason I was willing to do it there was because I had told them I have to be able to sell it on my site. At first HBO was like, “We can’t do that.” And I said, “Well, let’s not do it then.” The power I had was to be able to keep saying: “I’ll do it myself. I do not need you.” They took a while on that one.

Nov 01
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Park Slope Parents E-Mail List, Often a Subject of Deserved Ridicule, Doing Good Work W/Sandy Relief Round Ups

Example from Today:

Date: November 1, 2012 10:11:57 AM EDT

To: ParkSlopeParents@yahoogroups.com

Subject: [PSP] UPDATED WAYS TO HELP: Today’s List of Donation Drives

Here’s an updated list of drop-off locations and needs. Send me any other updates:
 
DONATIONS AT PS 32

Hoyt Street between Union and President

9am-11am for Red Hook Houses:
Water
Toilet paper
Paper towels
Wipes in small packages
Band-Aids
Aspiring
Inhalers
6 individual coolers filled w/ice for families who need to store insulin
Flashlights (ideally loaded with batteries)
Batteries
Aluminum foil
Matches
and TONS of plastic bags (like from supermarket) for handing out supplies to families.

All donations are being picked up by Red Hook Initiative will be delivered to families in need.

Park Slope Armory (15th btw 7/8th)

Need: Cigarettes (please no backlash— just reporting what I’m being told is a need)

HELP CLEAN UP Sheepshead Bay

Tomorrow at 10am people will be assembling at the RAJE center (2915 Ocean Parkway between Neptune ave and Oceanview Ave) to start cleaning. If you are available please come by and help.

Mazel Day School located on 2915 Brighton 6th Street also needs help cleaning. No contact with them directly but stop by if you are available or in the area. They can surely use your help!

FT GREENE Drop-Off

Food, baby supplies, flashlights, etc., and cleaning supplies

Corner of dekalb and washington park

11/1 from 1-3 pm.

we could also use a few helping hands.

Donations will go to folks in far rockaway and sunset park.
Questions?  Contact ruth ballenzweig, ruth.ballenzweig@gmail.com

Drop off location Clinton Hill

Looking to help out the NYC storm victims? You can drop off your
donations TODAY 3-6pm in Clinton Hill by the Navy Yard at CKO Kickboxing
45 Waverly Avenue between Park and Flushing Avenue – easy parking up
front. For more information call Geneen 631-827-1319.

Most needed: Plastic utensils/plates/bowls, non-perishable food, socks, bottled water, flashlights, batteries, cleaning supplies, candles, matches, power stripes, generators.

HELP COOK

St. Jacobi Church in Sunset Park is now open for volunteers to cook hot food. Please come with some food to cook!
Address: 5406 4th Avenue at 54th street in Brooklyn  (718) 439-8978

Donation Box on 7th Ave

125 7th Avenue (Corcoran)

Donation Boxes for Baby, Toddler, and Kids displaced in Breeze Point and the Rockaways

Needs: Clothes, diapers, food

Donate at Steve Levin’s Office

410 Atlantic

Biggest need is non-perishable food donations, but they are taking weather appropriate clothing. Lots of displaced kids so Mac and Cheese, water and milk, disposable plates/cups to serve.

Food Donations at Postmark Café
Location: 326 6th Street between 4th and 5th Avenues, Park Slope Brooklyn
Phone: 718-768-2613
Hours of operation: Monday - Saturday 7 am -7 pm (opens Saturday at 8 am)

Accepting the following items: sugar, flour, 100% juice, canned vegetables,
canned fruit, canned tuna and chicken, soup, pasta sauce, pasta, rice,
beans, boxed milk with a shelf life, cereal, oatmeal, coffee, tea
 

DROP OFF in CLINTON HILL

CKO Kickboxing —45 Waverly Avenue between Park and Flushing Avenue in Clinton Hill – easy parking up front.

Gineen 631-827-1319.

Donations are being collected for Occupy Sandy Relief NYC

Most needed: Plastic utensils/plates/bowls, non-perishable food, socks, bottled water, flashlights, batteries, cleaning supplies, candles, matches, power stripes, generators, baby supplies.

Help Prospect Park (which has extensive damage— Help our Park Heal!)

You can sign up to walk here, in the November 3rd Walkathon, and you can donate here.

You can also go to the Prospect Park Anniversary Ball on November 10, 6:30-12:30 at the Carousel and party as you help the Park!

 That’s it for now. More to come.

Oct 19
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Some inside baseball from the Spotify dev crew. Related.

Some inside baseball from the Spotify dev crew. Related.

Mar 27
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Mar 05
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Weird summing up of the intimate-but-also-clueless relationship Facebook has with its users: Smart enough to ask me if I’d like to hear more or less from my sister. But not clever enough to realize it’s asking me about my sister.

Weird summing up of the intimate-but-also-clueless relationship Facebook has with its users: Smart enough to ask me if I’d like to hear more or less from my sister. But not clever enough to realize it’s asking me about my sister.

Mar 02
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You know, awkwardness is relative. That’s what most human conversation would be if we let it happen, is moving through awkwardness. And that’s very proactive. I don’t shy away from that. A lot of times I’ll just let people go. Even if it’s brutal, or if it’s wrong. Because, you know, people are entitled to their stories. Even if someone’s not being candid, you let them talk for awhile, you get a sense of who they are.
Marc Maron. Very excited to see he’s going to have Hold Steady’s Craig Finn on soon.
Feb 27
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"The following speaker’s comments are off-the-record: John Hayes, Chief Marketing Officer, American Express; and Abigail Posner, Head of Strategic Planning, Agency Development, Google (listed in the order that they are presented within the agenda). In order to fulfill the registration requirements, media must provide a written note that confirms they will follow this request"

From a Columbia B-school event whose organizers have invited me to show up but not take notes. No thanks.

Feb 25
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was thinking about tuning into All Star game pre-game but this has to be the highlight, so I’m done. #gottabetheshoes can buy it here (not in orange, tho).

was thinking about tuning into All Star game pre-game but this has to be the highlight, so I’m done. #gottabetheshoes can buy it here (not in orange, tho).

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