80s

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20 Jun 2013

Broke-Ass Octophiles: Cheap and in Love with the ’80s

What exactly is the correlation between being broke and being obsessed with/nostalgic for/stuck in the ’80s? I know it’s not just me. Go to any hipster neighborhood (Williamsburg, etc.), try to picture everyone without their iPhones, and voila, you could very well be in 1984. Is it because hipsters are

Rene Beight - Femme Frugale 0
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06 Jun 2013

Twitter: ‘Tweet, Tweet’ or ‘Cheap, Cheap’?

What’s worse than being broke? Being broke and lazy. Sure, you could walk three extra blocks to the slightly cheaper bodega or put in five minutes of Yelping to determine the bar with the best drink specials, but ain’t nobody got time for that. And – I’m just gonna take

Rene Beight - Femme Frugale 0
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

Broke-Ass Stuart - Editor In Cheap 0
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12 Feb 2013

Things From the 80’s That Would Definitely Improve My Life Today

Sometimes when the snow is turning to slush, and the coffee machine has recently broken, and it’s a Monday, don’t you all sometimes wish you could curl up with your twelve Popples, make a rainbow on your Lite-Brite, and call it a day. Life just seemed easier when someone was

Patricia Scull - Patty the Pauper 1
03 Dec 2011

Broke-Ass Pop Culture: “Scrooged”

The holiday season is upon us… which means you can’t swing a half eaten candy cane without poking a Salvation Army bell jangler (that’s what they’re called, right?). And while there is no shortage of snowflakes, Santas and gingerbread in the streets, there is no better (or worse) place to

Quincey Trigillo - Judicious Journalist 0
21 Nov 2010

FREE Movies Every Friday Night at Park Chalet

COOL THING ALERT!  Park Chalet, a place I love but rarely venture to, is calling me back with an entertainment offer I can’t refuse:  FREE movies on their five-foot screen every Friday night at 9pm through April 2011.  Every month till then has a theme; for example, November is ’80s

Christy Jovanelly - Cheapskate Commentator 0
28 Sep 2010

Saturdays – Forgo Adulthood at the Knitting Factory

Let’s just get it out of the way right now: adulthood sucks. There’s insurance you’re not eligible for, careers you’re unqualified for, and you just don’t get that Justin Bieber (though he’s much more awesome slowed down 800%). Wouldn’t it be nice to go back to the time when your

Dan Cerruti - 99 Cent Store Cowboy 0
14 Jan 2010

What’s Old Is New: Old Music to (re)Discover

God knows I, along with various other members of Team Broke-Ass have written extensively about contemporary music.  But what of music from the days of yore?  Here are a list of artists that I’ve for some ridiculous reason never taken the time to listen to before, or things that I’ve

Anna G - Caliburg Contributor 1