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I've recently become addicted to the show Parks and Recreation on NBC, and most of my obsession comes from the libertarian Parks Department's head, Ron Swanson, played by Nick Offerman. (A gem from Swanson in the 3rd season's premiere episode: "Capitalism: God's way of determining who is smart and who is poor.") So when I was linked to the Tumblr Cats That Look Like Ron Swanson this week, it was like the fusing of all of my favorite things: television, cats, and ... Read More
I'm one of those people who puts a lot of stock in my idols. Perhaps I'm just impressionable, but I look for people to look up to in a lot of places. I've blogged recently about my disappointment with Tina Fey (or, rather, the writers of 30 Rock) and Ben Roethlisberger and now I have another to add to my list: 74-time Jeopardy! champion Ken Jennings.I am secretly 70, so Jeopardy! is one of my favorite shows on television. Ken Jennings' record-setting appearance was ... Read More
Sometimes, I kind of worry that the United States is reaching the end times. Working toward defunding major women's health organizations? Arresting senators that refuse to show up lest a bill designed to hurt workers be passed? What on earth is going on here? Sometimes I just want to cry. But the internet always comes through for me; this time in the form of a new tumblr called Keep Your Boehner Out Of My Uterus. Sometimes the only thing that works to keep ... Read More
The Westminster Kennel Club dubbed their winner this week, with the Best In Show prize and all the glory going to Foxcliffe Hickory Wind (aka "Hickory"), a Scottish Deerhound. On Wednesday, her owners took her to NYC's Sardi's restaurant for a meal of Filet Mignon. Can steak ever be adorable? It totally is here. Check her out after the jump!    [NY Daily ... Read More
While we here at BUST HQ in NYC didn't see much of the most recent chapter of the Snowpocalypse, the South got hit pretty hard. I would imagine this would be difficult for pet owners: how do their pets respond to the snow, assuming they've never seen it before? Enter this adorable dog, who braves the snow-caked porch to retrieve a beloved toy. Uh-dor-uh-able.   You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this video   [Cute ... Read More