crash this party

crash this party
Levi’s is having a private street party tonight (something to do with fashion week and a launch), smack in the center of Orchard Street between Houston and Stanton, and taking up the entire block (at least this is what the guys setting it up told us.) we don’t have the scoop on when this party starts or what it will offer, but there were like 10 port-o-sans set up and lots of tents, plants and stuff being brought in this morning.

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if it looks good, we have some ideas for you on how to crash it. tell the door people:
- you work on the block and need to get through
- you live on the block and will throw water balloons out your window if they don’t let you in
- you work for Content Party Rentals (that’s the name of the company setting up the tents and stuff) and are delivering a part, or bringing the manager his back-up cell phone battery or something…
- you work for A Royal Flush (the company providing the port-o-sans) and someone reported leaking port-o-san (our personal favorite)

we also did a little web snooping and found this cool event happening Sunday on the block: The 3rd Annual Stores A GoGo - The Only Downtown Fashion Week alternative to Bryant Park + the only shows open to the Public + Press.

“On Sunday, September 12, at 1 PM, outdoors on Orchard Street @ Stanton, THIRTY of the most talented rated next L.E.S. designers will present, during Fashion Week, their Fall 2004 and Spring 2005 Collections in a fashion forward afternoon of runway shows (at 2 PM and 4PM), dj Girlina, cuisine from neighborhood restaurants, art, shopping, and after parties. “

Posted on September 10th, 2004 in Get Your Freak On | Permalink

demo derby decadence

demo derby decadence
photos from the Columbia County Fair last weekend, including 4 spectacular rounds of Demolition Derby (women won 2 of the 4 derbies) bright colored cars with crazy slogans, tons of excellent crashing and crunching, a burst gas tank and fire, fights in the stands (more on that next week) – it was insanely FUN!

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and that was even before we hit the midway, games, rides, and the beer tent…

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Posted on September 9th, 2004 in Get Your Freak On | Permalink

“the Feddy” ? “K-Fed” ? name this now look…

“the Feddy” ? “K-Fed” ? name this new look…
snapped this photo of a stylin’ hottie in front of the Micky D’s on 42nd St this morning. dark blue Yankees cap, tipped to the side, do-rag underneath, white shirt, baggy jeans, short grow around the chin, fat kicks… from across the street we were like, oh yeah, Kevin Ferderline is waiting for Britney Spears outside of McDonalds! (scroll down to the 3rd pic here) but on closer look we saw how clean he was.

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so what’s the new name gonna be for this “look”?…
“sportin The Feddy”
“that’s so K-Fed”
“he’s a Ferderling”
send us your submissions!

UPDATE: new photo

Posted on September 9th, 2004 in Celebrity Gossip | Permalink

Picnic Buddy

Picnic Buddy
hangin in the sun at a BBQ and licking an ice cube… more shots from Buddy’s vacation.

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Posted on September 8th, 2004 in Buddy the Wonder Dog | Permalink

RNC’s preaching podiums

RNC’s preaching podiums
Bush laughs in the face of seperation of church and state! crosspodiumhis mission is to make everyone in America a Christian. on Meet the Press this past weekend Maureen Dowd commented on the “crosses” in the RNC podiums. even the RNC podium was set up as an evangelical pulpit! If you didn’t catch it (like us) check out the photo to the right!

Maureen Dowd is a brilliant, witty and though provoking writer. she really knows how to dig out the insanity, corruption and lies in the Republican propaganda…

Amnesia in the Garden
“The $445 billion deficit? Mr. Bush and Mr. Cheney erased it. In their inside-out universe, the economy is blossoming, there’s money to pay for Mr. Bush’s to-do list and No Child Left Behind is more than an empty slogan. “… “Inside Madison Square Garden, W. kept insisting he’d made the world safer. Outside, the exploding world didn’t seem safe at all.”

Cutups and Cutthroats
“Highly scripted screwball moments designed to soothe fears that the Bushies are bullies alternate with high-octane, turbo moments designed to stir up fears that we won’t be safe without the Bush bullies.”

Posted on September 8th, 2004 in Pressing Issues | Permalink

to punish and intimidate

to punish and intimidate
last week the NYPD’s motto of “to protect and serve” seemed more like “to punish and intimidate”. the NYCLU has been doing a great job following the biased and unjust actions the city enacted on the protesters last week, and concluded police used “practices that punish and intimidate people for exercising their right to dissent”. in NYCLU Grades Policing Of Protesters At The RNC they cover the horrendous tactics used by the NYPD:

“The NYCLU has received reports from members of the press, legal observers, medics and even passersby who found themselves caught in the Spiderman-type orange mesh netting the police used to make arrests.”

“police suddenly charged into the crowd with metal barricades and a squad of plain clothes officers later drove their scooters into the crowd. Some arrestees and bystanders reported being kicked, punched or hit with batons by police.”

“Having announced for months that it was prepared to handle over 1000 arrests a day during the RNC, the City chose to detain arrestees in this dank, filthy bus depot where people had to sit or lie on the floor covered with soot and quite possibly toxic automotive fluids.”

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first hand reports from arreseted blogger’s:
Bikes Against Bush organizer arrested
Go indirectly to jail
Political Prisoner in NYC
Documentation of Gitmo on the Hudson
New York City follies

and check out:
City May Have to Pay Protesters
the Village Voice is reporting arresties “might be getting $1,000 checks from New York City” as a judge has “held the city in contempt for refusing to abide by his order to release some 560 people who had been detained without a hearing for up to 67 hours”
RNC Legal Report, The First of Many
RNC Prisoner Release Interviews (Audio)
Cops Arrest Hundreds Of Convention Protestors (CBS)

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(*photos above provided by our friend Janet M.)

Posted on September 7th, 2004 in Pressing Issues | Permalink

Lake Buddy

Lake Buddy
Buddy went on a vacation to the Catskills, and all you get is the photos…

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Posted on September 7th, 2004 in Buddy the Wonder Dog | Permalink

why do you think they call it “weed”?

why do you think they call it “weed”?
spotted this little plant, that’s gone to seed, in a random open spot. cannabis is incredibly resilient. the thrown away seeds can unintentionally cause an illegal “crop” to pop up anywhere.

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Posted on September 7th, 2004 in CityRag Smoke-in | Permalink