The Daily Footprint 02/19/09

South 5th and Berry

Snuggie™ Pub Crawl = Worse than Donk?

Gothamist and are reporting that Friday night will mark NYC’s first-ever Snuggie‚Ñ¢ Pub Crawl. Sigh.
According to UrbanDaddy:

“Your nightmares come to life with the Snuggie bar crawl, in which misguided souls swaddled in sleeved blankets descend on otherwise pleasant bars to mingle with their own kind and possibly spill pilsner all over their blanket-aprons.”

Pub crawl organizers say:

“In response to the stunning public embrace of the warm and cuddly Snuggie™, the Team is hosting the first-ever Snuggie™ Pub Crawl in New York, NY. Even though it’s just a blanket with sleeves, we’re sure that you’ll enjoy a winter evening spent drinking with friends and the Snuggie‚Ñ¢.”

Fun(?)! There’s even a clandestine spirit involved, since the organizers haven’t yet identified where or exactly when the Snuggie mob will be hitting a bar near you. If you are interested (but really, are you???) then RSVP here.
Otherwise, feel free to leave your feedback about what says worse things about humankind in 2009 – the Snuggie‚Ñ¢ Pub Crawl, or Donk?

"I Am The Fly" Uke'd-Up

Our favorite Scottish punk lo-fi ukulele duo, Gus and Fin, do their rendition of Wire’s new wave non-chart hit “I Am The Fly” from the LP Chair’s Missing. Great stuff. Thanks Rumproast.

Art Opening Tomorrow Night at The Nut Roaster Studios

Brooklyn Fire Proof and The Nut Roaster Studios are hosting an opening Friday night, featuring pieces by Ridgewood, Queens-based artist John Szlasa. Not only is the man a true stallion and gem of a human being, but his paintings are definitely worth a gander as well. The art incorporates twentieth century imagery, abstraction, graphic elements and type in a dedication to a faded experience, disseminated and degraded into jokes and stereotypes, or sentiment.
c/o Brooklyn Fire Proof
So we recommend that you head to Bushwick from 7-10 pm and indulge in wine, cheese, art and the like. The Nut Roaster Studios are located at 120 Ingraham Street.
Extra info available here….

Donk has posted an amusing new series of videos, exposing us to the world of ‚”Donk” music. It’s basically a super speedy, techno-driven, subpar hip hop generating from young folks in Northern England. The Donk scene smacks of a certain je ne sais quoi, that element of sheer trash which can only emanate from special people – like nightclubbers in Seaside Heights, NJ, or fans of House of Pain gone way raw. ‚”Everybody’s scared of it,” according to one Donk enthusiast. And I have to concur that I’m terrified. calls it ‚”the absolute bottom of British musical culture,” but we’ll leave it to you to decide:

The Bacon Takedown Cometh

Freshly freed from the crowds at the Chili Takedown at Union Pool, local food gladiator Matt Timms announced the Brooklyn Bacon Takedown today. It’s set for March 29th and will be at the Radegast Hall and Beer Garden right here in sunny Williamsburg!
Here’s the deal:

March 29th. Bacon gets TAKEN DOWN!!!!! It’s just a fact that everything would taste a lot better if it was bacon instead. And featured in any dish, that dish becomes ten times more wonderfuller. So let’s see your bacon recipe. A bacon stew? A bacon appetizer? A bacon desert? Anything is possible. Whatever your dish, be prepared to serve a throng of people- so best to show up with a dish that is easy to divide and serve! We want to see about 250 bites of whatever it is you make!
Email me to enter, and discuss your recipe before hand, to see if it is feasible! The ignorant masses will be arriving in droves to vote on the most delicious bacon attempt. This promises to be the most interesting and fun Takedown ever – let’s see what bacon ideas you plan to blow our minds with!!

Visit to enter, and start working on your masterful bacon wonderpiece.

Zooey Deschanel's Big Sister

Asleep on the Subway found an L-dozer, saying it “looks like [Zooey] Deschanel’s big sister is tired.” But more so, the photo just reminds me of those damn service changes that are wreaking havoc in my Manhattan subway travels. Seriously, how long does it take you to fix a few breakers, MTA? Just throw some duct tape on them and get on with it. You’re making me chronically late for like, everything. And look, now you’re making Kate Deschanel late for her appointments too.

NYU Mistakes Itself for Berkeley in the '60s

A group of NYU students who call themselves Take Back NYU! (exclamation point theirs) has seized a food court at the Kimmel Center for University Life, which I guess seems like a good place to seize in case you get hungry or something.
The reasons for the takeover, listed in the press release after the jump, run the leftist gamut from scholarships for Palestinian students, to a disclosure of the university’s endowment holdings, to a contract guaranteeing fair labor practices for all employees. They’re mostly noble goals, but demand numero uno rattles the needle on my old entitled-middle-class-kids detector. The kids, first and foremost, insist on “Full legal and disciplinary amnesty for all parties involved in the occupation.” Hmm…
If you want to catch a glimpse of these lil’ revolutionaries, they’re holding a rally at noon today outside of Kimmel, located on the south side of Washington Square Park. Or if you’re feeling lazy and like watching activist kids do their homework, you can watch streaming video from inside the occupation here.

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