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Summer Party Explosion! Sunday, July 31

Hey hey, it's the anniversary of the first SAT*! Celebrate the beast of standardized testing with plenty of crawfish (naturally), cheap beer and the most intense trivia this side of the BQE.

It all goes down on Sunday, July 31 from 4-8pm at the City Reliquary, 370 Metropolitan Ave in Williamsburg, home of the best backyard in Brooklyn.

Buying tickets in advance is a must if you...

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What's Going on This Week: $5 classes

Two of them! On two very different but equally important topics: fair use and karaoke. Take them together and figure out whether it's okay to post videos of your drunken performances on YouTube. 

All is not Fair in Fair Use - Tuesday, July 19, 7:30pm (only a few spots left!)

How Girl Talk (and you!) can avoid getting sued. The ins and outs of when it's okay to use other people's work in your own. 

How to Kill at Karaoke -...

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The Great DIY Imitation Maple Syrup Experiment, Part I

If you're just a sucker for pictures you can roll right into the slideshow.

Remember that time Michael Ruhlman did the BLT From Scratch Challenge? While the winners ran off with limitless internet foodie fame, the rest of us made off with tips and tricks for making bacon in our own kitchen with some combination of pork belly, sodium nitrite and ingenuity.

Bacon recipes and breakfasts in general are always asking you for maple syrup this,...

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see the DIY Imitation Maple Syrup Recipe Walkthrough slideshow →

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New Class! Music Theory for Non-Musicians

Hey dudes, a new August class for you! Sign up here!

From the description:

Music is sometimes called the "universal language", but if you don't know how that language is put together, you may not be understanding everything that is being said to you.

This class will give non-musicians the tools and knowledge you need to understand how music works, how music is constructed, and where our current music came from.

Topics will be brought to life...

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What The Internet Is For: Bikes, and Tying Your Shoes

What The Internet Is For (WTIIF, natch) is a series about sites on the Internet that are maintained by one person and are crazy in-depth on a single topic. And are awesome.

Hat tip for the name goes to zamboni on Metafilter, who posted this amazing list last year.

First: Yes, those are my shoes. We'll get to how I did such an absurd thing later.

Today we're gonna talk about bikes! And shoelacing, because you might wear shoes on your bike....

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