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Got any plans for Mother's Day? Take yourself, your mom, your friends, your kids, whoever, on a trip to Washington DC. There is a lot going on Saturday May 9th-Sunday May 10th that any peace-loving woman should be excited to get in on. CODEPINK, a 'women-initiated grassroots peace and social justice movement working to end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, stop new wars, and redirect our resources into healthcare, education, green jobs and other life-affirming activities', is hosting a 24-hour vigil from May 9 to May 10 in Lafayette Park, across the street from the White House.
   Are you into fusion food? If you are then you should definitely check out Fish 'N' Chicks . Think of it as surf and turf with a god complex. Fish 'N' Chicks is a dish composed of ground chicken meat, mixed thoroughly with finely chopped fish, all battered and pan fried into a McNugget style bundle of delight. The master mind of this innovation, Brooklyn artist Nate Hill, professes that, 'All of my work is about the idea of imitating God.' In the nearly alchemical melding of chicken and fish, a new meat is created from an animal of human imagination, not divine design.
Apparently we're on some sort of reality TV bent here at BUST, because here's one more. An Oxygen TV poll reported that more women age 18 to 34 would rather win America's Next Top Model than a Nobel Prize. I think that, to get through this, I'm going to convince myself that this is the result of shoddy polling methods and a not-so-random sampling of women instead of a true measure of where the world is heading. The same poll says that 75% of women would shave their head to save someon's life - which means that 25% wouldn't.
Did somebody say horrifying television? Check out the upcoming show 'More to Love.' Fox's new reality show will be more or less in the vein of The Bachelor, but with one key difference: fat people (GASP) Or, I'm sorry, not fat . . . regular people as the execs keep saying. Producer Mike Fleiss says he wants 'to send the message that you can be the size you are and still be lovable.' Oh, well I guess now that Fox says my fat ass is lovable I suppose I can hold my head a little higher.
Crafting and beer. Seems like the perfect combination, no? If so, then maybe you should take your drunken, creative self over to Spacecraft Brooklyn (at 355 Bedford Ave) tonight from 7-10 pm for the first-ever meeting of Craft on Draught. The group will be meeting the first Thursday of every month, alternating locations between Spacecraft and 3rd Ward . This month is ''Spring Cleaning 1 - Swap Monster Scrapplique.'' Bring your old (s)crappy clothes to be deconstructed and remade into something awesome.
  Hey theater lovers! This great girly production of The Oath, written by Jacqueline Goldfinger and directed by MTWorks Executive Director Cristina Alicea is about to debut in NYC on April 23rd, and if you use the promo-code BUST when purchasing tickets online at Theatermania.com , the tickets will be $14.00 (regular price is $18.00)! Here's a little about the production to getcha in the mood: 'In this Southern Gothic tale, a wandering preacher is embroiled in the passions and politics of a swampy Florida outpost ruled with a macabre sense of justice by two rival sisters.
video from current.com Catfish grabblin, also known as 'noodling', is a type of fishing practiced primarily by southern badasses. It involves wading through red-watered lakes, blindly sticking your hand in murky holes and feeling around for a 50 lb catfish to wrestle into submission (and later dinner.) I first found out about grabblin from Okie Noodling , a 2001 documentary with a soundtrack by the Flaming Lips. Girls Gone Grabbling is the lady's answer to Okie Noodling. This DVD series was independently produced by a husband-wife team of grabblin enthusists.
Here's a real gem thanks to the Onion : ''Renowned Hoo-Ha Doctor Wins Nobel Prize For Medical Advancements Down There.'' The article is hilarious. It reads just like any conversation with someone who's uncomfortable with the real words for anything in the region of the, um, lady parts. I'll spare the potentially long-winded rant about the idea that womanly bits are dirty and we shouldn't talk about them. I'll also refrain from talking about feminine hygiene commercials and how I like to roll my eyes at them.
Speaking of horrifying TV shows, on my way out of the subway this morning I passed an ad for The Cougar. The premise? It's a dating show where a middle-aged woman selects her favorite from a group of much younger men. It's being hosted by Vivica A Fox. I hate the whole ''cougar'' label to begin with. Why is it worthy of a title when a woman dates a much younger man but not when the opposite happens? Why is Demi Moore open to more scrutiny than Harrison Ford? There's also the whole notion of these Bachelor-style shows that's a problem.
To follow-up on yesterday's blog about the outrageousness of Prime Minister of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai (pictured) rushing the bill of legalizing spousal rape and severely limiting women's rights, it's no surprise that he's been getting some serious international heat about the controversial bill. And thank goodness! According to a handful of international sources such as UPI.com , MalasiaSun.
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