Creepiest Work-Out Video You'll Ever See

And by creepy, we mean wonderful. Evidently this was shot by the late Japanese artist Nagi Noda for the 2004 Athens Olympics. [via Lemdondrop]

The Indie Traveling Wilburys?

masters-of-folk.jpgThe debut record by folk supergroup Monsters of Folk—featuring Conor Oberst (Bright Eyes), Jim James (My Morning Jacket), M. Ward (She & Him), and Mike Mogis (Saddle Creek)—isn’t out until next month, but its streaming on Myspace. Let us know what you think in comments. [via]

Oh Kanye….

We secretly feel kinda bad for the guy since he’s clearly crazy—and we’re still proud of him for standing up against homophobia in hip hop—but this totally made us laugh. [via]
And let’s not forget ODB did it first:

Your Commute Could've Been Worse

New York Times writer Jenny 8. Lee had an extraordinarily long wait for the 8th Avenue-bound L train last night.

Vote in the Primary Today

Just a friendly reminder that today is Primary Day in NYC ‚Äì get out and vote! Polls will be open from 6am to 9pm Tuesday, so registered Democrats should cast their votes for City Council, Mayoral, Comptroller, Public Advocate and more. If you aren’t sure who is running in your district, you can access lots of information from the City’s election site. (Hint: if you live in Greenpoint, Williamsburg or Bushwick, chances are you are part of the 33rd or 34th Districts.)
For more detailed info on the candidates, we suggest you take a look at NY1’s debate series, or one of the fantastic candidate profiles done by our friends at the Greenpoint Gazette. The Times also offers a relatively concise breakdown here.

Reading IS Sexy

Franklin Park Bar & Beer Garden in Crown Heights, BK
8:00pm – 10:00pm
618 St. John’s Place, between Franklin and Classon Avenues
Subway: 2/3/4/5 trains to Franklin Avenue
“Come get crunk, shrunk, photographed and advised by Susan Shapiro and Frank Flaherty NY Times editor on how to rock the mic at your own rock star writer bash. Join veteran journalists and rising media stars for a night of lit, laughter and libation.” – Pomp Online
Susan Shapiro (Speed Shrinking, Five Men Who Broke My Heart)
Frank Flaherty (The Elements of Story, New York Times editor)
Royal Young (Pomp & Circumstance Magazine)
Lori Bizzoco (The Bizz Columnist)

Morning Zen: Mind Your Organic Fruit

Channeling her inner Serena Williams (who Saturday night told a line judge at the US Open, “I want to take this ball and shove it down your fucking throat.”), twitterer RaychullTek brain-told fellow L train rider this morning, “hipster girl on L train, pick your organic fruit up off the seat before i punch it straight through your head.”
So please mind your fruit, hipster women.

We Wish We'd Posted This Before The Weekend Began…

Needless to say, all you eligible bachelors out there could have polished up on your moves by emulating any of these vintage stallions: