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Buster the Bust Otter

BY Web Intern in General

          The Busties have adopted a river otter from the National Wildlife Federation. Sadly, he will not be delivered to our offices to bathe in an inflatable pool but he will be chillin' in the wetlands of North America. His name is Buster (get it?) and the interns have agreed that he should be our new mascot. -Sylvie Partake in your own do-goodery at the National Wildlife Federation. Photo courtesy of Animal Courtesy. Read More
Here's to the man in the mirror--the talented and troubled Mr. Michael Jackson. From adorable child singer to international icon--Jackson redefined pop music and stardom--breaking barriers and bringing people together even as he wrestled with the personal demons and tragedy that attend the stories of so many American music legends. Jackson in some ways feels like one of the last true celebrities--someone who was venerated, not for his wealth or consumption or reality tv inanity, but for his insane talent, innovation and being truly, magnetically, and sometimes terrifyingly interesting. Read More
Infamous subversive artist, Banksy, is having an installation in Bristol's City Museum and Art Gallery from now until August 31st. Admission is free, but lines are estimated to be an hour long to get inside. Read More

Run For Congo Women

BY Web Intern in General

The Congo has over 200 different ethnic groups, and while none of them are a majority, ethnic discrimination has been commonplace in the country forever. This was only heightened in 1996, when the conflicts of neighboring Rwanda spilled across the border and Tutsis invaded to eliminate the Hutu militias that were reportedly hiding in the forests of the Congo. The Tutsis claimed power and put one of their people in charge of the Congo's government. When he began to turn on them in 1998, the Rwandans invaded again, sparking the beginning of one of he most violent wars in history. Read More
After over two years of battling cancer, Farrah Fawcett passed away this morning in a hospital in Santa Monica, California with her husband, Ryan O'Neil, at her side. Since she was diagnosed in 2006, Farrah sought treatment both in the U.S. and abroad. We loved Farrah first for her sparkly smile and most recently for her courage to chronicle her fight against cancer in the NBC documentary, 'Farrah's story.' Tonight, Barbara Walters' interview with O'Neil will air on NBC at 10 p.m. Read More

I Am Neda

BY Web Intern in General

When I was in high school, a brilliant teacher told me that the root of solving most of the world's problems lies in establishing equality for women, and to this day I believe very strongly in that. My focus narrowed to the Middle East after I read Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi, a book I think should be on all of our to-do lists lately. So as I started hearing news about the elections in Iran, I became completely absorbed in it. I was praying that Mousavi, with his female-friendly rhetoric, would come out victorious. Read More

Shoebox To Soapbox.

BY Brandy in General

According to the Daily News, a newborn baby girl was found inside of a shoebox , abandoned in a Long Island apartment building. The shoebox had holes in it so that the infant could breathe, and she was dressed in a striped onsie to keep her warm.  Police speculate that she was placed where she would be found quickly by whoever left her.  Allow me to hop right up on my soapbox. Read More
Below, if you can stomach it, is a clip from Bill O'Reilly's show where Ann Coulter is on to discuss the left's anger over the right's coverage of Dr. Tiller's murder. Coulter says this gem of a quote: 'I don't really like to think of it as a murder. It was terminating Tiller in the 203rd trimester.' She also refers to liberals as being on the 'pro-death' side, being for infanticide and that their logic is always for death. (Right, because it's not like they're against the death penalty or unjust wars, or anything. Read More

Kristen Schaal on Sirius

BY Lisa in General

How much do I love Kristen Schaal? Let me count the ways. Nope, nevermind, that would take too long and High Five, her limited-run radio show on Sirius, is starting just about now. Tune in! Kristen and her creative partner Kurt Braunohler will be their usual hilarious selves, taking calls from listeners and just generally being awesome. Next week, July 1, is the last episode. Don't have Sirius? You can watch clips on their website. Read More
Well, I guess we're just phone-happy today. Several of the BUSTies have gotten some mail from CREDO Mobile recently. It's a really cool concept for a company - they are completely open about what political campaigns they (and their competitors) contribute to. If you're like 99% of the population, you're on Facebook. Maybe you've seen the ads for the 'I love love' pro-gay marriage bumper stickers. Those are freebies from CREDO (I'm waiting for mine). On their mailers, it details what campaigns and stances they support. Read More