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  You voted yesterday (DIDN’T YOU?), and maybe you took a moment to be thankful for our hard-won, not-even-a-century-old-yet right to vote. Today, check out this bizarre anti-suffrage slash household hints pamphlet from the 1910s.

This Saturday is the fourth annual Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival. The event is free to the public, and promotes alternative comics artists and publications. It’s a great opportunity to learn more about comics, and pick up some radical zines and prints, directly from the artists or publishers themselves. I have been to the Fest twice and both times were filled really amazing experiences. Check out the Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Fest’s website, comicsandgraphicsfest.com, for more information about exhibitors, programming, satellite events, and special guests.

The election is over, and there are plenty of reasons to celebrate! Besides the re-election of President Barack Obama and “America’s happy warrior” Vice President Joe Biden, this election saw the legalization of gay marriage in Maine and Maryland, the legalization of marijuana in Washington and Colorado, and more women elected to the Senate than ever before.  I hope you spent last night cheering and hugging random strangers in a bar, but even if you didn’t, here are 10 reasons to get really, really, really excited about the election results:     1.

Clear your freezer: Girl Scout cookie season is nearly upon us. And you’ll need to strengthen your resolve this year, because Scouts aren’t just adorably shilling their addictive treats on a sidewalk near you: they’re also using social media to network with potential customers. Girl Scouts are now using texts, emails, Facebook, and even mobile credit card readers to widen their customer base—and their strategy is working! Despite the economic downturn, cookie sales have continued to rise at a brisk pace.

Not much makes sense in life, and not much seems fair, but my new favorite Tumblr, Fairy Tales for Twenty-Somethings, helps validate life's little insecurities by a) poking fun of them and taking away their power and b) capturing them accurately enough to reassure millennial bundles of anxiety that we’re not alone in our neurosis. Peruse, laugh, cry, laugh some more.   Image via fairytalesfor20somethings.tumblr.

  We're pretty excited about the Tinderbox Music Festival happening this weekend (and featuring CocoRosie, the super-talented gals pictured above). So excited, in fact, that we're giving away a pair of tickets to this awesome concert to one lucky BUST reader and a friend. To enter, please send your name and address to giveaway@bust.com with the subject line "Tinderbox."  The winner will be chosen on Friday, November 9th at 12 PM EST. Even if you don't win, be sure to check out Tinderbox on Sunday, November 11th at Webster Hall in New York! It's gonna be sweeeet.

You thought your voting experience was painful? Check it: Galicia Malone, a 21-year-old from Dolton, Illinois, went into labor and somehow managed to vote before heading to the hospital. Her water had already broken by the time she reached her local polling station, according to Cook County Clerk David Orr.   “I wanted this to be a stepping-stone for my daughter,” Galicia, a first-time voter, said. Galicia, we salute you! That kind of dedication is what makes democracy go ‘round.   Photo via nbcchicago.

  Sarah Silverman was on Conan O’Brien’s show last night, and of course she was vulgar, scandalous, and absolutely hilarious. Silverman started the segment by showing Conan an iPhone trick that kids everywhere will be doing now: she took a close-up of Conan’s mouth on her phone and positioned it between her legs like a vagina, totally embarrassing the host. The best part was when Conan’s co-host, Andy Richter, got in on the fun, saying, "Now I really wish you still had the beard.

Now that we’ve all done our civic duty for the day (you did vote, RIGHT?!!), it’s time to sit back and wait for the election results (read: chewing our nails off, having a few mental breakdowns, and sobbing softly to ourselves while rocking back and forth in various corners).

The temperatures have dropped to damn-near freezing and it is getting dark out at an ungodly hour, but that doesn’t mean Northeasterners have to kiss music festivals goodbye. Cue the Tinderbox Music Festival: in its third year running, this 100 percent lady-fronted, New York-based fest stands and delivers right at the start of the chilly months, before winter sets in for good. The annual event, which will be hosted November 11th at Webster Hall, showcases a lineup of female artists from many genres and degrees of fame.
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