How many of your friends….


Look like this guy?

The 8 Most Underrated Muppets

We’d totally forgotten about Lefty, the drug dealing Muppet who sells numbers. Topless Robot has the whole list.

This Video Makes Us Adore Santogold Even More

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We love Ben, Todd P, and Gavin…. but didn’t we cover this like 5 years ago in our send-up The Hipster Handbook? Let’s move on.

[hat tip, Williamsburg Is Dead]

Get Weird at the New Museum

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Image c/o Sandboy
If you haven’t had a chance to check out the New Museum’s Get Weird series, you definitely must tonight. Programmed by former Fader editor-in-chief Alex Wagner, the shows offer some of the better selections in the avant garde music scene. Past shows have included: The Present, Soft Circle, and Growing.
Tonight sees SF-based Lichens (aka Rob Lowe) headlining. A frequent collaborator with TV on the Radio, Lichens’ performances are spiritual, meditative experiences.
Check out the New Museum for more info.

Tonight: Get Drunk On Sake To Support An Important Film

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myopenbar.com and sake2me present: a special NYC screening/fundraiser for REBUILDING HOPE a work-in-progress documentary by Jen Marlowe.
When: Thursday, November 20, 7:00-9:00 pm
Pomegranate Gallery, 133 Greene St (between Prince & Houston), Soho, NYC
Subway: Subway Info: B,D, F, V to Broadway/Lafayette; R, W to Prince Street, 6 (downtown only) to Bleeker Street
Fee: $20 suggested minimum donation
What: Three “Lost Boys” return home after civil war forced them to flee South Sudan as young children. This is the documentary of their journey of discovery and their efforts to provide health and education to their communities.
A work-in-progress screening will be followed by a reception featuring sake2me’s lightly sparkling Japanese junmai sake infused with all-natural Asian flavors of Asian Pear, Ginger Mango, Yuzu Citrus and Green Tea.
All proceeds from the evening will go towards completing this important documentary film. Once completed, all proceeds from the film will go towards the healthcare and education projects in Sudan initiated by the three young men featured in the film.
This event made possible by the support of the Oded Halahmy Foundation for the Arts, Inc., sake2me and myopenbar.com
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Motrin Commercial Gives Baby Slingers A Headache

Moms have been freaking over this Motrin ad:

Here’s the story

Big pharma Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) has rolled out a Web clip in which a snarky, knowing commentator gripes about the social pressure to “wear” babies in slings, carriers, etc‚Äìand the Motrin-ready aches that “wearing” a baby can cause. And in the last few days lots of blogger/Twitterers have agreed that:
• The ad is offensive.
• Motrin/JNJ doesn’t “get” social marketing.
• Something should be done! Maybe a boycott.

There’s even a protest video that hilariously uses “Danny Boy” as its soundtrack.
Hearing their Twitter-rage, the company has since pulled the ad and issued an apology. We can’t help but adore this spoof ad just posted on YouTube (below). Sure the original ad was dumb and overly snarky, but come on, aren’t there worse things to get upset about? [hat tip Jezebel]

Tonight – AA Bondy at Union Hall

If you’re in the market for a great show tonight, we recommend AA Bondy‘s set at Union Hall. He used to be the frontman for Verbena, but now he’s taken on a more folky-country twang, and has friends like The Felice Brothers (who appear on his American Hearts LP, released earlier this year.) Tonight he’ll have peeps from Elvis Perkins in Dearland as his backing band, and Steve Burns and the Struggle will be opening.
Bring a friend, hold hands, drink whiskey or whisky. Whichever you prefer.
8 pm
$10
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c/o Fat Possum Records