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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 internet memes.

It’s just been announced today that the highly anticipated Le Tigre tour film, Who Took the Bomp? Le Tigre On Tour, will be released on DVD June 7th by Oscilloscope Laboratories! The film follows the unabashedly feminist gals of Le Tigre on the This Island tour across four continents and ten countries.  With a no holds bar attitude lending to a punk rock vibe, Kathleen Hanna, former Bikini Kill singer and Riot Grrl pioneer, leads Le Tigre in an electronic confrontation against sexism and homophobia in the music industry.

Not only does the Midwest usually gets a bad rep when it comes to style, but there also seems to be a shortage of really good men's blogs lately. Enter The Midwestyle. The name is catchy, the photos are great, and, of course, the boys are cute. Their style veers somewhere in the realm of classically preppy lumberjack (is that a thing?) with a penchant for mixing vintage and designer with overall good deals. Their vision is “To show that men in the Midwest can have style, look sharp and do it on a budget.

The other night I watched the 1999 rave-culture flick Go, featuring Sarah Polley and Katie Holmes.  In it, a group of 90’s slackers and their crazy Christmas Eve party. There’s car chases, drug deals gone bad, angry strippers, and a lot of dated fashion (modrobes anyone?). What really fascinated me, though, was not the penchant for goggles but the lack of cell phones and texting. People go missing for hours and their friends just have to wait around or do something else if they don’t show up.

Hello, it is the 100th International Women's Day today! To help you get ready, I made a handy checklist on Autostraddle.com for you, but I also decided to highlight some of the stuff here. GET CELEBRATING ALREADY! + Find out if there’s an official IWD event in or near your city online. The theme this year is “Access to Education, Training, Science, and Technology.” + Stand with Planned Parenthood + Fight back against street harassment in your neighborhood by supporting your local Hollaback! network.

Check out Mattel's Collector Barbie celebrating Hitchcock's classic horoor tale, The Birds. Keep her on your bedside table for sweet dreams, lovebirds. You can purchase Hitchcock Barbie and her three feathered frenemies here.  via Lost at E-Minor blog.

1. Learn how to dougie by watching this helpful video 2. Find a well-fitted panda bear suit 3. Practice dougie-ing in said suit 4. Go to the bar; the jungle; or wherever your bitches hang out 5. Dougie hard, dougie soft, dougie sweet, dougie panda [video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnI0mHWg3j4 425x344]   P.S. You can find the original dougie dance video from California Swag District here.

"Can I please sit down?" Check out the poster that graphic designer (and former BUST Art Director) Elizabeth Carey Smith from The Letter Office created based on her four month survey of riding the rails of the MTA while pregnant. Using graphs and pie charts, Smith tracked the number of seats offered on certain trains, breaking it down by gender, train line and time of day. It's not surprising that some trains were worse than others, and that out of 108 rides, she was offered a seat 88 of those times.

I was running late for the Dum Dum Girls show at The Bowery Ballroom in Manhattan Friday night. Yes, I've lived in NYC for almost two years. No, I still haven't figured out the subway system—7 to the R to the F* this!?! I've literally sang the lyrics of Le Tigre's “My My Metrocard” to myself in hopes that it could solve my MTA issues. “‘Next Stop! Atlantic Avenue. Next Stop!...

Tomorrow night this ball of a benefit takes over Manhattan! Spearheaded by Two Boot owner Phil Harman, this benefit is sure to be one hell of a party with combination food,music, art, booze, prizes and a whole lot of costumes all for an amazing cause.
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