It’s a documented fact that in 1942, radio stations, newspapers and magazines maligned the borough of Brooklyn no less than 2,623 times. And that’s not even counting movies. Fugheddaboudit!
According to Brooklynite Sidney Ascher, this marked a significant decrease from the 6,457 times it was maligned in 1941, which also happens to be the year he founded “The Society for the Prevention of Disparaging Remarks About Brooklyn.”
Prominent members included writers Damon Runyon and Walter Winchell, Borough President John Cashmore, U.S. President Harry Truman, General Dwight D. Eisenhower, at least 10 members of Congress, hundreds of soldiers and sailors, and Betty Smith, author of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.
And they didn’t even know about mayonnaise shops yet.
Some helpful signs we wouldn’t mind seeing around town.
Shop at local establishments.
Why aren’t you making money off your potatoes?
Turn your potatoes into CASH!!
Vinnie’s not only has excellent pizza, they also have the best special boards. And they brought us the T. Hanks meme.
REST IN PIZZA, MCA.
Coloring is infinitely more fun when you’re older and know how to make things look pretty. So of course it’s even better when you get to have adult humor thrown in. Coloring for Grown-Ups fills this void you didn’t know existed with a mixture of self-contained jokes and prompts for audience participation. They’re happy to post reader submissions of colored-in pictures, too, and these are probably way cooler to hang up on your refrigerator (“I love you mom” inscription not included)
Fun and educational
It’s a spaceship, right? I’m right, aren’t I?
One of many Season 5 Mad Men moments you can color in.
A reader submission. YIKES
- 2 large beets: $2.00
- 1 lemon: $0.33 (use to taste at the end! I used 3/4 a lemon, peeled)
- a small piece of ginger: $0.30
- 5 loose carrots: $1.37
- 3 large Rome apples: $3.26
Have you made juice? I worked at this juice bar (not a strip club, no) with a giant industrial juicer and multiple blenders, but this was my first time doing it at home. It had almost as intense of a prep/cleanup as the dreaded/delicious eggplant parm I like making. Just less, you know, hot oil and oven stuff.
This $7.26 fruit/veggie haul made me about 32oz of juice. Considering the fact that this produce isn’t organic, and most organic juice places charge $6-9 for 16-24oz juice, my results aren’t that impressive. Regardless of the definitive “buy” as my conclusion (again), this was a really fun day-off morning activity that I’d highly recommend and plan to do again. Also, there is no where to buy fresh juice in my neighborhood so I’m working with what I got. And what I got is FOOD BAZAAR.
Note: In a larger, more time-consuming batch, I’m sure this would have more cost-effective results.
Also note: CARROT APPLE GINGER BEET IS THE ACTUAL BEST.
Don’t forget to read this classic “make vs buy” piece by Jen Holder and myself, in which we discuss orange juice and other things.
Every good camp ends with lots of photos. From Thursday’s Summer Camp party at Crown Victoria:
- button down: thrifted at Crossroads
- skirt: c/o Dusty Rose Vintage
- NARS matte lips in ‘jungle red’
I started off the night looking like my normal campy self. Sarah (the party photographer) and I were both laying down the bangs and tied button downs and cuteness (above), and then 4 hours…