BY debbie in General on Oct 07, 2011 |
As a full-on girl geek, I was, of course, deeply saddened by Steve Jobs' untimely passing this week. I've been using Apple computers since 1989 (fer real!) and bought my first very own machine (a Mac Plus) back in 1991, which cost me $999, USED! (I was already sort of a grown up back then with a job and everything). I traced Steve's career from those early days, through the years I actually flew my sorry ass out to San Francisco to attend MacWorld conferences ... Read More
BY debbie in Eat Me on Oct 06, 2011 |
This morning I awoke to find the Twitterverse all a'Twitter about kugel. Okay, not really the entire kugelverse, but at least a number of tweets between Julie Klausner and Sandra Bernhard, and that's enough for me. For those not in the Jew-know, tomorrow evening begins Yom Kippur, the most high of high holidays for us Heebs. It's a time for spiritual cleansing, and, just like any other cleanse, part of the ritual is to fast for an entire day - in this case, ... Read More
BY debbie in Crafty on Sep 14, 2011 |
Join us at The BUST DIY Guide to Life Lab at World Maker Faire, NYC!
Come get an early look at The BUST DIY Guide to Life with authors and BUST co-founders Debbie Stoller and Laurie Henzel at the World Maker Faire in NYC this weekend: Saturday Sept 17 and Sunday Sept 18.We'll be crafting up projects from BUST's big new book with two days of exciting demos, DIY projects, book signings, and more.Make mozerella in a microwave * Create a cute terrarium * Craft up some ... Read More
BY debbie in Eat Me on Sep 12, 2011 |
If you're old enough to remember the SNL skit "Delicious Dish," I've got some exciting news for you: Ben & Jerry's is releasing a new flavor, called "Shweddy Balls", based on the sketch with Alec Baldwin.What's the ice cream made of? In this imagining of the taste of Alec Baldwin's Shweddy Balls, it features Fair Trade vanilla ice cream with fudge-covered rum and milk chocoloate malt balls. I can't wait to get my mouth around those ... Read More
BY debbie in Feminizzle on Sep 09, 2011 |
I'm not going to go into detail about what things were like here in NYC on 9/11. Those of us who lived through it will never forget, and those who didn't watched it on TV all day and have been reminded of it forever.
What I can tell you, though, is that I am not at all ready for an entire day of reliving those events. I'm still not ready to see it all on TV again. And neither are most of the folks I know. In fact, all I keep hearing is what people are planning to ... Read More
BY debbie in Crafty on Sep 06, 2011 |
Wanna know what it takes to put together a craft book? Here, our book editor at STC Craft|Melanie Falick Books, Liana Allday, tells the true story of how the "The BUST DIY Guide to Life" came to be.
---------------The idea for The BUST DIY Guide to Life came to us one day in fall 2009 as Melanie [Falick, of STC Craft|Melanie Falick Books] and I sat around the office, dreaming up future books. I said something like, wouldn’t it be amazing to do a book with ... Read More
BY debbie in Feminizzle on Aug 23, 2011 |
Ladies, meet Peg Aloi. If you've been reading the internets in the past week, you may recognize her as the writer who got the knitting, gardening, cupcake-baking, and feminist-thinking blogosphere in an uproar over an article she published at Huffington Post in which she asked, “Tough Gals: Do they still exist?” There, she basically called everything that is considered girly “weak,” and really pissed off a universe of cupcake baking, ... Read More
BY debbie in Boob Tube on Aug 19, 2011 |
Everyone knows that the main reason we have the internet is to watch cat videos. But do you know how those videos are made? In this documentary short, the talented men and women of Kittywood Studios give you a behind-the-scenes look at the process -- from script writing, to animatics, to the final, unforgettable product (you've probably already seen the amazingly realistic work they did in their hit, "Surprised Kitty").
Great work, guys! Can't wait to see what ... Read More
BY debbie in Boob Tube on Aug 19, 2011 |
According to recent reports by Reuters and others, a yellow baboon has adopted a bush baby in an animal orphanage in Nairobi, and the baboon is caring for the bush baby as if it is her own child. The baboon carries the bush baby around wherever it goes, and the two happily share meals together.
At least, that's one way of looking at it. Watch the video for yourself (and please do enjoy the outrageously wonderful accent of the Kenyan newscaster), and see ... Read More
BY debbie in Feminizzle on Aug 12, 2011 |
Oh for F's sake! Yet another post comes out of the woodwork with the same-old same-old, tired-old tired-old idiotic hypothesis. Peg Aloi's HuffPo post, published yesterday, titled "Tough Gals: Do They Still Exist?" basically boils down to the same thing old Henry Higgins asks in My Fair Lady:" Why can't a woman be more like a man?"
Aloi is unhappy that women are "girly" again. Her evidence of contemporary women's girliness is that some of us like cupcakes, ... Read More