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Reason 9,356 why I can't get enough of the animal kingdom: bonobos. These endangered apes are close relatives of the chimpanzee and can only be found in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. They also get their freak on for as many reasons as we humans do.Social ascension in the bonobos universe is kind of like the standard human coming-of-age tale: the young female bonobo leaves the family she was born into, picks a new group to take up with (helloooo freshman ... Read More
Earlier this week, Hank the cat announced his candidacy for Virginia's soon-to-be-vacant seat in the U.S. Senate. The fluffy Maine Coon from Fairfax County has his campaign promises focus on… economic stimulation? “Other politicians may talk about how difficult it is when there aren’t enough kibbles to go around,” Hank said, “but I’ve been there. I know what you’re going through. When I’m elected to the Senate, ... Read More
2012 marks the 70th anniversary of the "We Can Do It" poster and of the push to enlist women into the workforce due to the lack of laborers caused by World War II. The "Rosie the Riveter" look has been tried on by countless women since artist J. Howard Miller based his vision of the 1940s war woman on Michigan factory worker Geraldine Hoff. The iconic image is definitely striking, but what is more remarkable to consider are the experiences of a ... Read More
In keeping with today's themes of pussy power and fashion, I'd like to introduce you to a model who is making his mark on Etsy-- tiny paw prints, to be exact. Toki Nantucket is the whiskered face of CatAtelier, an Etsy shop offering "hats, accessories, and clothing for your fashion-forward feline...by a detail-oriented perfectionist cat-lover." I'm on the fence about pet accessories and have never personally dabbled in cat clothes (because my cat couldn't sit ... Read More
Today is a day to celebrate love. It's the perfect day to cuddle up with your betrothed or your cat or a box of chocolates and a box of tissues and take in a romantic movie.  And when I think of "great romance films of our time," the first one that comes to mind is obviously The Room.  The so-bad-it's-great cult classic stars the incomparable Tommy Wiseau, whose charms even we at BUST are not immune to, as Johnny, a modern-day lover facing betrayal ... Read More