Thursday Open Thread
December 22, 2011 6:21 AM - Open Thread - BoerumHillScott

Wednesday Open Thread
December 21, 2011 6:29 AM - Open Thread - BoerumHillScott

MLK Day event at Brooklyn Museum: In MLK’s Footsteps: Education as a Civil Right
December 20, 2011 2:56 PM - Open Thread - rf
I have gone to this event a few times in the past, and it was profound. It's free! And it gets you into the museum for free. But you do have to register.

In MLK’s Footsteps: Education as a Civil Right

Join WNYC’s Brian Lehrer and Jami Floyd, managing editor of The Global Game, for an invigorating afternoon of discussion, performance and personal reminiscence. Singer-songwriter Toshi Reagonperforms live.

Sunday, January 15, 2012
3:00 PM
Tickets: Admission is free, but reservations are necessary.

Seating is first-come, first-served. When the auditorium is full, people will be invited to an overflow room with a live video feed of the event.

This year, WNYC’s annual Martin Luther King Day celebration examines a civil rights battle Dr. King embraced and left for us to finish: equal education for all.


BRIAN LEHRER, host of WNYC’s The Brian Lehrer Show
JAMI FLOYD, managing editor of The Global Game


CAMI ANDERSON, Superintendent of The Newark Public Schools
FREDRICK C. HARRIS, Professor of Political Science and Director of Columbia University's Center on African-American Politics and Society.
RACHEL MORAN, Dean of the UCLA School of Law
HARVARD SITKOFF, Professor of History at the University of New Hampshire
JOHN A. STOKES, an original plaintiff in the Brown v. Board of Education case
TOURÉ, Journalist and Cultural Critic

Live Performances by



Tuesday Open Thread
December 20, 2011 6:48 AM - Open Thread - BoerumHillScott

Holiday Party Loot!
December 19, 2011 2:21 PM - Open Thread - InsertSnappyNameHere
Thanks to everyone who so generously donated gifts for our Good Shepherd Services Holiday Toy Drive. As you can see from the picture, we got a great stash of items to donate. Julie Beck, Development Assistant at Good Shepherd Services, offers a hearty thanks to all those who generously donated this year. And, of course, Cobble and I thank you jackasses, too!

Monday Open Thread
December 19, 2011 6:52 AM - Open Thread - BoerumHillScott

Post-pool hall Friday open thread
December 16, 2011 7:28 AM - Open Thread - rf
Wake up, losers!

Thursday Open Thread
December 15, 2011 6:26 AM - Open Thread - BoerumHillScott
Can we skip work today and go straight to drinking?

December 14, 2011 11:16 AM - Open Thread - InsertSnappyNameHere
Don't forget, the 3rd Annual Holiday Party/Charity Bash goes down tomorrow from 6pm until we drop at Ocean's 8, located at 308 Flatbush Avenue in Park Slope, Brooklyn (near the corner of 7th Avenue).

We are doing our traditional dollar store gift grab bag and collecting real gifts for the Good Shepherd Services Toy Drive.

QUICK - get to the nearest dollar store and buy one gift - the silliest, craziest, most useless thing you can get your hands on for a buck! - wrap it or put it in a small gift bag and bring it to the party! Our Goofy Gift Grab-bag is always a hoot!

Also, don't forget to purchase a gift (or more than one if you can!) for the Good Shepherd Services Toy Drive. PLEASE DO NOT WRAP THE CHARITY GIFTS! Leave them in their original packaging, but no wrapping. If you can put it in a gift bag that would be great. Also, if you purchase a gift that runs on batteries, please supply the batteries to go with the toy.

Can't wait to see you all tomorrow!

Ocean's 8 is located at 308 Flatbush Avenue. Take the B or Q train to the "7th Avenue" stop and use the exit that is marked "7th Ave and Flatbush." The main entrance to Ocean's 8 is right outside this stop. You can also take the 2/3 to either Bergen Street or Grand Army Plaza. For the bus riders, take the B67 or B69 to the corner of Flatbush Avenue and 7th Avenue, or the B41 to Flatbush Avenue and Park Place. (map -

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Wednesday Open Thread
December 14, 2011 8:14 AM - Open Thread - dibs
Where is everyone? Am I the only one up??? You're going to pay for that with some "PRONOUNCEMENTS!"

PLUSA Outing to Ooogle at X-Mas Lights?
December 13, 2011 12:24 PM - Open Thread - InsertSnappyNameHere
Shall we get a group together and go to Dyker Heights and "oooooh" and "aaaaahhhh"? Anyone interested?

Tuesday Open Thread
December 13, 2011 6:55 AM - Open Thread - BoerumHillScott