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24 Jul 2011

Living a Life of Leisure, Broke-Ass Style

Most Saturday nights, I want to shake off the stale stench of the work week by partying it up with my friends, staying up too late, and cursing myself on Sunday mornings when I have to post on this website (JK!  I’m not hungover when I write these articles!*).  However,

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18 Jul 2011

Feed Your Inner Teenage Outcast, This Wednesday at McCarren Park

  Weird girls rejoice!  If you were ever a high school outcast, liked to dye your hair crazy colors, or read comic books, chances are you’ve seen and love the movie Ghost World (or– if you’re super hardcore– read the graphic novel which it’s based upon).  Well, whip out that

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18 Jan 2021

The 100 Best Cheap Eats in the Bay Area

This list of great places to eat in the Bay Area will leave you smiling and probably drooling. All these joints are incredibly well priced, locally owned, delicious, and serving takeout in 2021. You can get something delicious, that will also fill you up, at all these eateries for under

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17 Jul 2011

Tips for Looking Like the Bay Area Natives that I Adore

When I lived in San Francisco, I simply didn’t appreciate the local dating pool.  You see, SF guys generally fall into one of two categories: Peter Pan Syndrome-sufferer/ borderline alcoholic, or douchey nerd-turned-frat-boy-turned-corporate-hack/ borderline alcoholic.  The thing is, now that I live in the pretentious, chambray-and-khaki wasteland that is NYC,

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11 Jul 2011

Don’t Waste Your Youth This Friday, 7/15

Hey, guys– in case you didn’t know, sometimes you gotta hustle in NYC.  I mean, this is the place where dreams come true.  It’s like Disneyland for adults—just as expensive and magical, except its also dirty and sometimes dangerous and smells like hobo pee.  Not to mention the weather here

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04 Jul 2011

Born to be Wild? Check Out a FREE Screening of Easy Rider Tonight in Bryant Park

What could be more American than road trips and rock ‘n’ roll?  If you’re still in search of something do on this glorious Independence Day, check out a FREE screening of Easy Rider at the HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival.  It’s hard to tell what this movie doesn’t have– between a

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03 Jul 2011

Celebrate America– and Broke-Assness– by Dressing like a Hillbilly

I’m a patriot, and not in the Mel Gibson/ Heath Ledger C-List Revolutionary War movie kind-of-way.  Rather, I express my love for Our Beloved County by getting down and dirty with the working man, or at least dressing like it sometimes.  I’m talking lots of denim, cotton button-ups, straw hats

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27 Jun 2011

Start Your Week Off Right: Watch One of the Freakiest Movies of All Time

Have nothing to do on this fine Monday?  Well, why don’t you push your mind to the brink of insanity by watching a classic cult film that’s about the occult?  And then maybe joining a cult?  Kidding!  But seriously– this is the last week that Alejandro Jodorowsky’s 1973 film The

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26 Jun 2011

Mo’ Money, Mo’ Mani’s (As in, “Manicures”)

  The easiest way for a lady to look fancier is to have her nails none.  The ghetto fabulous figured this out years ago, blowing their wads on crazy acrylic talons, bedazzled designs, and the wonders of Minx.  Recently, kooky manicures have also been popping up on fashion runways, at

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