on Nov 11, 2011
Last week, Entertainment Weekly released a comedy-centric issue, and used Melissa McCarthy as their cover girl with the headline "The New Queen of Comedy."McCarthy's coronation isn't all that surprising to her adoring fans, given the comedienne's Emmy-winning performance in Mike & Molly, as well as her part in Bridesmaids's box office success. However, we can't deny the true and unexpected significance of McCarthy's new recognition, and what it all ... Read More
on Nov 07, 2011
Just when I think I can't love Tina Fey any more than I already do, she up and goes and does something to make me love her even harder. In this case, she hosts a 2-hour NPR special called "The Hidden World of Girls." It is so good that I really wish she could have her own series, like a female Ira Glass. Unfortunately, I don't think NPR gives anyone their own show unless they have two things: a shween and a speech impediment. But enough about that.
Listen to the ... Read More
on Oct 29, 2011
While Laurie is already on the West Coast (she had a wedding there this weekend), I am just starting my trip to our first stop: Seattle. I'm travelling cross country by train, which I've been doing pretty frequently for the past 12 years -- in fact, the very first time I ever did was for the book tour for the first BUST book, back in 1999.
Anyway, the first part of this 3-day journey is an overnite train trip from NYC to Chicago -- all of Amtrak's trains that go to ... Read More
on Oct 25, 2011
Need some gigantic eyelashes sometime soon, say, for Halloween, and don’t want to pay almost $10 for them? Well I got the tutorial for you! I found a tutorial on youtube on how to make your own false lashes with just a few materials that most people have around and got to makin’.
Another fake eyelash (this is just to give you a guide at how long you need to make the lash. You could also just take a small piece of paper ... Read More
on Oct 13, 2011
I'm really loving the new TV Series, "Up All Night." I think it sort of has the potential to be kind of a 30 Rock, but about parenting. The show has a fantastic cast: Christina Applegate, demonstrating her great comedic abilities; Mr. Amy Poehler, Will Arnett; and our beloved Maya Rudolph as a sort of cross between Oprah and Tracy Jordan. And the fact that the show is written by a woman doesn't hurt, either.
To get a sense of her character's nuttiness, check out ... Read More
on Oct 07, 2011
As a full-on girl geek, I was, of course, deeply saddened by Steve Jobs' untimely passing this week. I've been using Apple computers since 1989 (fer real!) and bought my first very own machine (a Mac Plus) back in 1991, which cost me $999, USED! (I was already sort of a grown up back then with a job and everything). I traced Steve's career from those early days, through the years I actually flew my sorry ass out to San Francisco to attend MacWorld conferences ... Read More
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on Oct 06, 2011
This morning I awoke to find the Twitterverse all a'Twitter about kugel. Okay, not really the entire kugelverse, but at least a number of tweets between Julie Klausner and Sandra Bernhard, and that's enough for me. For those not in the Jew-know, tomorrow evening begins Yom Kippur, the most high of high holidays for us Heebs. It's a time for spiritual cleansing, and, just like any other cleanse, part of the ritual is to fast for an entire day - in this case, ... Read More
on Sep 14, 2011
Join us at The BUST DIY Guide to Life Lab at World Maker Faire, NYC!
Come get an early look at The BUST DIY Guide to Life with authors and BUST co-founders Debbie Stoller and Laurie Henzel at the World Maker Faire in NYC this weekend: Saturday Sept 17 and Sunday Sept 18.We'll be crafting up projects from BUST's big new book with two days of exciting demos, DIY projects, book signings, and more.Make mozerella in a microwave * Create a cute terrarium * Craft up some ... Read More
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on Sep 12, 2011
If you're old enough to remember the SNL skit "Delicious Dish," I've got some exciting news for you: Ben & Jerry's is releasing a new flavor, called "Shweddy Balls", based on the sketch with Alec Baldwin.
What's the ice cream made of? In this imagining of the taste of Alec Baldwin's Shweddy Balls, it features Fair Trade vanilla ice cream with fudge-covered rum and milk chocoloate malt balls. I can't wait to get my mouth around those ... Read More
on Sep 09, 2011
I'm not going to go into detail about what things were like here in NYC on 9/11. Those of us who lived through it will never forget, and those who didn't watched it on TV all day and have been reminded of it forever.
What I can tell you, though, is that I am not at all ready for an entire day of reliving those events. I'm still not ready to see it all on TV again. And neither are most of the folks I know. In fact, all I keep hearing is what people are planning to ... Read More