Christmas Polka

Since it’s too warm out to be in the mood for Christmas (what’s up with this weather?) this will help you get in the spirit:

(Thanks McFlurry)

Goodbye ‘Boardwalk Empire’ Set, Hello Trashy, Miami-Style Condo Complex?

Via Greenpointers

A tipster sent along word that the Boardwalk Empire set at Franklin & Commercial Streets is currently being dismantled and that they will be out by the end of the month. The tipster also says Bay Crane is moving out of their large parcel at Eagle & West Streets. Both lots are held by Park Tower Group, a New York based developer, who has long held the development rights to this huge 22 acre swath of land at the tip of Greenpoint. Their proposed development, dubbed Greenpoint Landing, will ultimately result in 10 residential towers between 30 and 40 stories high totaling 4,000 units of housing – 20% of which will be affordable. Handel Architects designed the project and, according to their website, the development will feature a new marina, seasonal putting green, ice rink and even possibly a footbridge to Long Island City.

Lana Del Rey Sings “My Pussy Tastes Like Pepsi-Cola” (10 HOUR VERSION)

CASTING REAL HIPSTERS!!!!

This is just too dumb to keep to ourselves. From the inbox:

CASTING REAL HIPSTERS!!!!
(not actors pretending to be hipsters!)
For REAL hipsters only: has anyone ever said you have a huge personality, are obnoxious, a jerk, arrogant, over-the-top, unique, melodramatic, crazy or larger than life personality?
WE WANT YOU FOR OUR REALITY SHOW!
(If you are a real hipster but lack this larger-than-life personality, unfortunately this is not right for you)
OPEN CALL For Hipsters with personality types described above!
THIS SAT,Sept 22nd- 2-4 PM
The Producers Club
358 West 44th st
(bet 8 & 9th ave)
Please forward to anyone who’s right for this!
Just bring yourself! Short interview!
If you do NOT have an over the top personality but are a real hipster….unfortunately this is still not for you! We are not looking for actors but REAL HIPSTERS.
This is for a reality show on you! PAID position if cast. Don’t be lazy – you may be THE NEXT REALITY STAR!! $$$$
CASTING -2O’S TO EARLY 30’S HIPSTERS
LARGE, BIZARRE OR UNIQUE PERSONALITIES WANTED ONLY!
HIPSTERS ONLY Please!
Questions call- 646-410-1188/1151

Yep, That’s Girl Talk’s Cat Singing Collective Soul

From Pitchfork:

At first, we were all like “oh haha look at this funny video of this cat ‘singing’ Collective Soul’s ‘Shine’.” But then Girl Talk’s publicist confirmed that yes, it actually is Gillis’ own pet cat in the video. Which brings it to a whole other level of awesome.

If Girls Were Squirrels

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The Humpy Awards

Lightbulb-Eating Magician Arrested for Robbing Brooklyn Banks

From The New York Times:

A self-described magician and escapist who once set a record for eating a household light bulb in fewer than 34 seconds was arrested and charged with committing a string of Brooklyn bank robberies.

Being a magician doesn’t guarantee you’ll be any good at robbing banks. This particular bank robber, Robert J. Williams, 22, also holds the record for eating a light bulb at an incredible speed (33.86 seconds, as per recordsetter.com) – truly a man of many talents. Perhaps he thought he could get away with these robberies by eating the cash, or making it magically vanish? Whatever the case, he was arrested Wednesday, June 6. Brooklyn banks are now safe from the magical robber.