Friday, December 31, 2010

Angry Sign of the Day

I do NOT believe that anything was "Lost in Translation"

The Cults - Go Outside


8. The Cults - Go Outside

The Cults, a band you can barely even find on the internet, is a boy-girl duo from NYC. Their first album is slated for release in December 2012.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Florence & The Machine - Dog Days Are Over (2010 Version)


9. Florence & The Machine - Dog Days Are Over

This song is the fiery red-headed Florence Welsch's best, though her best known probably remains "Kiss With a Fist." Dog Days was featured on an episode of Glee this year.

The New Pornographers - "Crash Years"


10. The New Pornographers - The Crash Years

Carl "AC" Newman and Neko Case, both prolific Canadian solo-artists, team-up to make one of the year's most beautiful indie-pop songs.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

City Sound-Bites

Recently Overheard in the City

One-Liner Edition

Tough construction worker, unloading van: Yo, I was up till like 2am watching Scooby Doo, Where Are You?

-Humboldt and & Withers

Crazy Man, singing in deep tenor voice: Meow. Meowwwww! Meowwwww! Meowwwwwwwwwwwww!

-Cooper Square

Girl on cell: How many guys did I sleep with. Thirty, forty?

-Pearl Street, Brooklyn

Ghetto dude on phone: Do you know what I could do with that money? I could get a new pair of pants....or maybe my hair done.

-Broadway & 86th

Girl to another: I had this teacher in high school who wore the tightest pants. Camel toe all the time.

-Union Square

Hipster, on being mugged: So I'm in the ambulance, but except for feeling bad about it I took a picture of myself and put it on twitter.

-Whole Foods, Union Square

Guy: You could fry an egg on her stomach.

-Union Square Green Market

Girl: You should pay by the calorie. That'd make people less fat.

-Chipotle, Broadway

Angry hobo to college chick with big boobs zipping up her jacket: Don't put them titties away!

-5th & 21st

Monday, November 29, 2010

The Cure - To Wish Impossible Things

Classic Video of the Day

Dumb-Ass of the Day

Woman Claims Ownership of the Sun

Ladies and gentlemen, it may have taken billions of years, but we now know who the sun's owner is. Angeles Duran, a 49 year-old Spanish woman, registered the big star at a local notary public last week. Duran claims there is an international agreement which states that no country may claim ownership of a planet or star, but it says nothing about individuals. States Duran: "There was no snag. I backed my claim legally. I am not stupid, I know the law." Duran wants to charge a fee to everyone using, ahem, her sun. Dayum.....lifeguards are screwed.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Friday, November 26, 2010

City Sound-Bites

Recently Overheard in the City

Senior Edition

Old Jewish Lady #1: Maybe today we should go to Flashdancers.

Old Jewish Lady #2: Oh yes, yes...I could look at some ta-tas!

--70th & 3rd

Old lady to friend: You know who I feel sorry for? Yoko Ono.

--Central Park West

Old hippie, after Further show: Wow! I didn't know what to expect, but I didn't expect that!

Wife: I thought that after Jerry died, it was all over!

Old hippie: Man, I swear, there were times I'd look up and I swear I saw Jerry on the stage!

Wife: His spirit!

Old hippie: How much spirit can you have to leave so much spirit behind?!

--MCU Park, Brooklyn

Grandma: What's wrong, honey?

8 yr-old boy: I'm done, you're all in my face, I'm dehydrated, and I'm going home.

Grandma: Well, we can get you a water.

8 yr-old boy: I don't want to hear it, grandma!

--5th Ave and 47th St

Old lady covered in baby powder: Give me six donuts.

Donut clerk: Okay, which ones?

Old lady: Six donuts.

Donut clerk: These are all donuts....Which ones?

Old lady: Six donuts.

Donut clerk: Okay, I'll just give you a selection of six (starts putting donuts in bag).

Old lady: Six donuts, don't trick me!

--Flatbush, Brooklyn

Elderly History Professor: I'm not sure of the consequences of what I'm saying, but I'm sure it's terribly important.

--Pratt Institute

Older man, to ticket salesman: Are Precious and The Rocky Horror Picture Show a double feature?

--Clearview Cinema, Chelsea

Old man: This is important street.

Old woman: It's Broadway.

--Broadway and 54th

60-something overweight bald man #1, during game, watching Kristin Chenowith on giant screen: Extensions.

60-something overweight bald man #2: Totally.

--Yankee Stadium

Little kid: Grandma, I want a dollar.

Ghetto grandma: Nigga, we had to work to get money, sometimes we would get beat.

Little kid: Can I get my dollar now?

--The Bronx


MONO - Halcyon (beautiful days)

CLASSIC Video of the Day