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So everyone knows that comic cons and such are sausage fests, right? I mean, what's a girl to do if she craves a little sequential art without being skeezed on or looked at like an alien life form? Thankfully, events geared towards the indie comics crowd are much more woman-friendly, and the fundraiser this past weekend for the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art was full of rad ladies doing their thing and hawking their wares.

  Going outside in this 97˚ weather means instantly melting into a big, sweaty Intern puddle, so I’ve been spending some quality indoor-time with the Internet lately. And, as it turns out, there is a goldmine of heat-wave-proof, free paper toy patterns at this site just begging to be downloaded, folded, and propped up next to a desk fan somewhere.The idea is that you download these super-cute PDF-files onto your computer, print them out on cardstock or some equally hefty paper, cut along the edges, and fold and glue the little suckers into existence.

Donita Sparks, that crazy lead lady from L7, is back with a new band called the Stellar Moments.  They played Highline Ballroom in NYC Saturday night to promote their new release, Transmiticate. Though it’s been years since she became an onstage legend by throwing a used tampon into the audience at the Reading Festival in ’92 (gross or hilarious—you decide), Sparks was still a total firecracker onstage.

  Why didn’t anybody tell me it was National Doughnut Day???? I just wasted all my stomach room on cheese. Arrgh! But who am I kidding, I have no problem celebrating NDD tomorrow with an old-fashioned. Or the next day with a glazed twist. Or the day after that with a jelly-filled. Mmmm…doughnuts. And who knew the doughnut had such altruistic origins? When I get off work I’m heading straight to Doughnut Plant.

  There's an installation up in Brooklyn and its so cute it brings me to tears. This installation by Artist Paul St. George is a giant Telectroscope which allows people in New York to see London, and vice versa. The lines are extremely long, but you can say hello (or cheers!) to a person across the pond. Even cuter, they have a fast track option--need a buisness meeting? marriage proposal? send a message to a friend?  Anyways, my boyfriend lives in London, so we're totally thinking of meeting up via this thing.

I am so into this fest this weekend. Some of BUST's favorite artists will be there, including Tara McPherson (who designed the fabulous poster) and Molly Crabapple of Dr. Sketchy's.

 Brooklyn-based jewelry designer Gabriela de la Vega created this bustier by hand, and we think it's amazing, part clothing and part jewelry and all gorgeous! Plus, she's entirely self-taught. Look what your Etsy store could turn into with a little perseverance. De la Vega's work has been featured in Vogue and Elle, and she's made jewelry for Candice Bergen, Ashanti, and Ali McGraw. Check out her website for more.

  Step One: Take one Grammy award winning musician, a guy who got kicked out of a band for robbing his guitarist's house, one videocamera and a box of baby mice. Stir until cracked out.  Step Two: Get Amy and Pete imposters playing with a small rodent as a parody. Step Three: DANCE PARTY! No seriously, this remix is amazing.  This is the best home video of celebrities since that video of Bob Dylan getting drunk and almost throwing up in a car with John Lennon. What would be your step four in this takeover of the world?You know you love me.

  BUST fan Erin Bradley is celebrating three years as the sex and dating advice guru for Nerve with a contest. Want to play Miss Info for a day? Send an email to erin@nerve.com with a response (500 words or fewer) to the question at the end of this week's column. Next week Erin will post the winners.1st prize: One membership to Nerve Premium.2nd prize: Two tickets to New York City's Museum of Sex.*3rd prize: Strip Jointz - A whole album's worth of music to get naked to.All entries must be submitted by 9:00 p.m. on Monday, June 9th.

So two weeks ago, I received my Diva Cup in the mail, just in time for my monthly visit from 'Goddess Moon'. What timing! What an omen! The Diva Cup is one version of a 'menstrual productsolution' idea around since the 1930's. What the Diva Cup, The Keeper, the Moon Cup, etc. all basically are little  plastic 'cups' that you pretty much just shove up on in your nether region, kind of like a tampon to 'catch' all the gross. The only tricky part is that you have to fold it all these different intricate ways to get it to fit properly.