Brooklyn Kickball: Day One

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The country’s best looking and most notorious kickball league kicks off their summer season today at McCarren Park, despite the cold, wet damper currently suffocating the city. The teams are set, the schedule is up and the Turkey’s Nest just received their ten ton shipment of Styrobeer foam cups to keep everybody properly hydrated.
Two weeks ago, two first-year teams had to battle it out for the last spot in the league in a game that made your little sister’s t-ball league look like the pros. The league’s rowdy band of misfits – the Pirates (Los Piratas Mechanicos…loosely translated and probably poorly spelled) – are more timely and relevant than ever. Look to them for scurvy tales of hostage taking and an abundance of petty arguments over the placement of their pirate flags. We may or may not be sending dispatches from the fields at twitter.com/freedubya. If you see anything of particular hilarity, feel free to send along tips & photos.

Good News For Motorino Fans

Not that it matters today, given the rain, but Motorino now has a garden. Oh yeah, and a full liquor license. Yahoo. Images and more information here.

3rd Ward Green Bikes Birthday Party

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Yep, this is still going on today. It’ll just be indoors now.

2 to 8 p, FREE admission and Colt 45
RSVP events@3rdward.com
On our 3rd Anniversary in Brooklyn, we announce Green Bikes! Starting in May, when you sign up for a 3rd Ward membership you get a free custom-designed bike! To celebrate we’ve taken over Stagg street for a day of mayhem. Compete in a drag race, bring a t-shirt for live screenprinting, take a workshop, or just come for the fun.
Live Music: The Wild Yaks, Pterodactyl, Afuche, Aa, Lam, DJ Drew Heffron, DJ Grizzly Spears
Festivities: BBQ from Chef Stephanie Sugawara, Summer drinks, Bike competitions & performances, Films from Empire, Music videos from Moviehouse, Photobooth, Badminton, Selena Kimball in the Gallery
Free Workshops: Bike Repair, Reclaimed Lumber, Furniture Design, Welding Basics, Experimental Video Presentation, Building Green, Jewelry Workshop: Flocking, Fabrication: Alginate Casting, Leather as an Art

The May 2009 Movie Preview

by Dave Thomas
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As is becoming the norm, May looks to be the most densely-packed event picture month of the summer.
MAY 1
BATTLE FOR TERRA
WHAT’S THE PITCH?
The human race invades a peaceful planet because our planet done got blow’d up.
WILL IT SUCK?
Early buzz is good. Garnered some praise on the festival circuit.
HOW WELL WILL IT DO?
It’s got balls to open against Wolverine. And that’s about all it has going for it. $5mil.
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GHOSTS OF GIRLFRIENDS PAST
WHAT’S THE PITCH?
A Christmas Carol, but with exes.
WILL IT SUCK?
Before you scoff that this is just another silly Matthew McConaughey romcom, remember this. This is coming from Mean Girls, Freaky Friday, Spiderwick Chronicles helmer Mark Waters. It is however, also coming from the writers behind Rebound and Four Christmases. Okay. You can go back to scoffing.
HOW WELL WILL IT DO?
THIS is how you compete with Wolverine. $71mil.
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X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE
WHAT’S THE PITCH?
Wolverine Begins
WILL IT SUCK?

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She Lives!

Of course we were hoping to hear her use her catchphrase, “I want to give you a hand job with my mouth.” No such luck. She’s does offer up a tired “seacrest out,” right after accusing Vice of not paying her. Oh, and nice Disney tits Marilyn art. AnimalNewYork has some new pictures too.

The Swine Flu Song


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Did anyone really have it in those NY schools or did kids just want to not go to class?

Lewis & Clarke Interview, Full of Whimsy

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Sometimes we hear music that affects us for reasons unknown. Somewhere within us, an either lonely or rejoiceful part of ourselves calls out for a soundtrack. Whether Lewis & Clarke‘s leading man Lou Rogai is one of us, or one of those delivering what we long for, it’s not entirely clear. With lyrics that pluck at the heartstrings, and guitar that can be most simply put as solemnly subtle, there’s a sense of heaviness that seems to be barely escaping itself. If you’re feeling sad, I wouldn’t recommend listening for entirely too long, although that sense of musical masochism is, I guess, exactly what I’m talking about here. These are songs that embrace their own hopeful anguish, and satisfy our need to feel.
Maybe I’m gushing a bit here, but writing while listening to these tracks made me honest. But past the seemingly woeful songs, there’s cheerful inspiration. We got the chance to ask Lou about his label (supported by a “family” of musicians), the Appalachian Trail, Chelsea Hotel #2, and how there’s just nothing better than good bread. Check it out after the jump…
And, if you’re lucky, you can catch Lewis & Clarke TONIGHT @ Bowery or Saturday @ Music Hall, opening for Bat For Lashes.
Also, be sure to take a look at La Société Expéditionnaire, for more wonderful artists and feel free to support & buy the limited release of Light Time, the vinyl EP, directly from the source.

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I want to let this change my life
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