Let's Report Sarah Palin's Facebook Rant for Being Hate Speech, Yes?

Some insane woman from Alaska is ranting on Facebook about how an Islamic community center built near Ground Zero would be a “stab in the heart of the families of the victims.”

Quite frankly, she’s being a racist loon.

Go report her post on Facebook for being “Racist/Hate Speech” to the admins. Let’s see if Mark Zuckerberg has any balls left.

Update: Oh, hey. If you’re on Tumblr, reblog me!

Newark Cops Shoot & Kill Masturbating CEO In Wooded Park, Or, When Porn Plots Go Wrong

DeFarra Gaymon probably thought he was dreaming. It was late at night in a park known for men cruising for sex when one dressed as a cop ran by and dropped his handcuffs. “I’ll play along,” Gaymon probably thought, as he began masturbating waiting for the guy dressed like a cop to return. What happened next is what happens when a major misunderstanding gets real.

“The plainclothes officer was bending down to retrieve his handcuffs,” Mr. Laurino said, “when he was approached by Mr. Gaymon, who was engaged in a sexual act at the time.” Words were exchanged that the prosecutor said “would lead one to believe that” Mr. Gaymon was propositioning the officer.

“The officer pulled out his badge, identified himself as a police officer and informed Mr. Gaymon that he was under arrest,” Mr. Laurino said. Then, he said, Mr. Gaymon shoved the officer to the ground and ran, ignored the officer’s demands to stop, and repeatedly threatened to kill the officer if he approached. The officer cornered Mr. Gaymon beside a pond and tried to handcuff him, Mr. Laurino said, but again Mr. Gaymon resisted.

“Mr. Gaymon reached into his pocket and lunged at the officer in an attempt to disarm the officer,” Mr. Laurino said. The officer, “fearing for his life,” the prosecutor said, shot Mr. Gaymon once, and he died at the hospital three hours later.

Gaymon was a married CEO with four children, so naturally, people are asking questions. The prosecutor in Essex County, which includes Newark, NJ, is claiming the officer acted in self-defense. Self-defense from a guy with his dick in his hands. It’s a weird world out there kids, stay classy.

[h/t Gawker]

Big Terrific at the Music Hall of Williamsburg 8/27

Williamsburg’s Big Terrific comedy show is making moves — they just announced a show at the Music Hall Friday, 8/27 at 8. Tickets are $12.

It’ll be hosted by by Gabe Liedman, SNL’s Jenny Slate and Max Silvestri With “Many Special Guests.”

I once caught Zach Galifianakis as one of those special guests back when they played Hugs, before it became the Bunker, so don’t treat BT’s “special guest” proclamations lightly!

Bodyslammed Dog Is Doing OK In Vet Hospital (And His Name Is Will)

Just to follow up on this once-terrible piece of news, the dog that woman tweaking out on drugs had bodyslammed into the pavement at North 7th and Driggs is doing OK at a vet hospital hanging out with stuffed animals and the cop who saved his life. The Mayor’s Alliance is fronting his bill, so if you’d like to help pay please consider a donation here.

Relish: Closed, But Would You Be Sad If It Was Bought By "Waffle House"?

So I guess it’s true. Relish is closed.

A reader who was there after Sunday’s Pool Party writes:

“I was there last night after attending the waterfront party on N. 8th and the waitress very sadly informed us that it was their last night open.  One of the waiters noticed me taking pictures of the place and came outside to ask me to email him the pictures I took for memory’s sake.  Everyone was noticeably upset and determined to have a good “last” night.

While a commenter speculates on the new owners:

“I have it on pretty good authority that offers have been made to buy out the lease by the owners of Waffle House chain (a fast-food chain popular elsewhere)

Pretty good authority is good enough to get my excitement wagon churning. According to Waffle House’s online store locator, the nearest restaurant is in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania – about an a 1.5 hour drive. Could this be the waffle chain’s attempt at smothering some of our sweet Brooklyn brunch money syrup all over their checkered faces? Maybe!

Here’s a little known fact: this can all be blamed on Thomas Jefferson. According to Wikipedia, he brought a waffle iron over from France, “and waffle frolics or parties became popular in the late eighteenth century.” Reeeeeal great job, Thomas Jefferson. I would’ve been fine getting by on pancakes but whatever.

And waffle parties? Brace for that new trend, it’s coming in 2011. In the meantime, here’s “Waffle House” by Travis Porter (ft. Waka Flocka):

This is a Picture of a Hipster Bunny

This rabbit, perhaps technically called a “hare,” was jamming out at a pop-up rave in McCarren Park on Sunday. It’s wearing a handkerchief! Forget dogs and cats, hares are in.

Woman Who Beat (Killed?) Dog at North 7th and Driggs Charged

The woman who bodyslammed her dog on the street at North 7th and Driggs after proclaiming to be the “Queen of Brooklynhas been charged with pot possession and animal tourture. No word as to if the dog survived the ordeal.

[UPDATED] Meet Xenon the Stalker Prince, the "Well-Known Douche" Creeping on Asian Girls in Williamsburg

Ms. Anonymous writes in to warn us of a “well-known douche” who’s been stalking Asian girls around town.

Hi, I’d appreciate it if you could keep me anonymous, but there’s a well-known douche named [redacted] wandering Wburg stalking Asian gals, and I’d love it if you could expose him so the innocents can avoid.

Her experience with him began late last year at Union Pool, where she was drinking with some friends when a very strange man approached. He wanted some action, maybe a number, but Ms. Anon politely declined interest. She moved outside with her friends to escape the situation, but the man followed.

She moved again, and again he followed, until eventually he was chasing her around Union Pool and almost fighting her friends who told the guy to chill out. Later, she stopped by Macri Park, where another Asian girl commiserated about her experience with “The Douche.” Girl #2 has been collecting the guy’s “ridiculously stupid [business] cards” for some time.

Ms. Anonymous took to Facebook, where she put up a post and saw 6-7 fellow Williamsburg Asians respond with similar stories. So who is this guy? The girls have pieced together an identity.

He describes himself sometimes as an astronaut, others, a wizard. He lives here in Brooklyn in an iconic artists loft, but of course, he’s from “Planet Xenon,” in space. His mackery involves walking up to Asian girls in McCarren Park, or at bars, and saying, no matter how many times he’s met them, “Hey, I’ve never met you before.”

“That’s your opening line???,” our anonymous tipster metaphorically asks, “And we’ve met three times.”

“Get this freak help,” she concludes, “so he stops chasing Asian girls down alleys yelling, ‘But I’ve never met you before!!’.”

So tell us, Asian girls of Williamsburg, have you met Xenon the Stalker Prince? Is he as strange as Ms. Anonymous makes him seen? Do let us know. Xenon, are you out there? Or have you fulfilled your Asian appetite and returned home to your space palace? Want to write in to defend your ways? If anybody has a photo of these cards, do send them on in. Together, we can fight to keep Williamsburg free of space princes who stalk and sexually devour our Asian citizens.

UPDATE 7/16 10:19am: Xenon Responds:

Greetings from Planet Xenon,

This is really messed up. I’m not a stalker or a creep, and calling me a douche is a matter of opinion. I will admit that sometimes people don’t “get me” and think I’m strange. But maybe they are too caught up in their own isolation bubble of uber urban coolness to make a new friend or think outside of the box. I just like talking/ meeting people in general, not just asian girls. I try to meet and talk too as many people as i can everyday… bums, mta workers, cabbies, and people of every race and background. That’s why I’m in New York, to experience life and meet interesting people and trade stories etc. When you are outgoing and put yourself out there like I do, there are always going to be a few people that don’t like you for whatever reason. I’ve only said that planet xenon thing a couple of times as a joke. And the girl that said I followed her into another room failed to mention that was where the bar was, and I went there to buy myself a drink. I even offered to buy her a drink to make up for not remembering her. I was just trying to be a nice guy! I’m always polite to the people I meet and if someone says they are in a conversation or not interested I simply walk away. The article is totally misleading and skewed. Now you have people calling me a stalker, creeper, molester, and all of this other stuff. I am really upset that you portrayed me in such a light. It’s complete hipster, bullshit, journalism! I thought being awkward and misunderstood was a badge of honor in williamsburg with all of the weird hair styles, fashions, and black framed nerd glasses that are so ever apparent. It’s really sad how people jump on the band wagon to anonymously say horrible things about someone or someone’s work online. Unfortunately, most people don’t go out of their way to be kind.

Signed,

Friendly Misunderstood Alien

As of this Friday morning, we’ve turned off comments. Sorry guys, but everyone was tryin’ to name names and it’s best we keep Xenon anonymous! I must say though, a lot of you came out of the woodwork to say you’ve met the prince too.