CHANGE YOUR BOOKMARKS!  We’ve officially moved over to www.crapwelike.com!

All new content will be posted there!  WOOHOO!


August 5, 2009. Tags: , , . Add this to your calendar, Becko, Dan, Emily, News, Nora, Steph, World saving. Leave a comment.

He wins my heart

August 4, 2009. Tags: , , , , . Emily, Fashiony, Viral. 1 comment.

maybe allposters.com isn’t that bad

I always thought AllPosters.com was kind of just for buying that “Hang in There” poster with the cat, or a glow in the dark Bob Marley poster, but turns out they have some cute shit, like the book posters I posted about recently and these adorable guitar wall decals:

And I kind of like this New York set:

August 4, 2009. Tags: , . Design, Is this pretty?, Nora. 3 comments.

Steph’s worst nightmare

My roommate Liz and I were just discussing my complicated issues with red velvet cake. And then Facebook revealed this to her. If you want me to come to your wedding, I’m going to have to ask that you don’t have one of these:

Red velvet cupcakes

August 2, 2009. Tags: , , . Do not want, Eat this, Steph, Uncategorized. 1 comment.

Pandaphants. They’re hilarious.

My sister sent me this a few weeks ago, and I should be punished for not posting it immediately. It’s amazing.

From BuzzFeed:

At the Bangkok Zoo, people stopped visiting the elephants, because they were more interested in the pandas. So zookeepers did the only logical thing. By which I mean the dumbest, weirdest thing. Here’s how that turned out.


August 2, 2009. Tags: , . I can has animals, News, Nora, Pretty, Want, World saving. Leave a comment.

Orphan Synopsis

As done by my good friend (and former teacher) Dennis – spoilers alert, but if you think you’ll never see this movie, this is the funniest synopsis I’ve read ever.  This movie rivals Wicker Man (my fav) in ridiculousness.  

read at your leisure after the jump


August 1, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , . Emily, Not pretty, Videos. 3 comments.

I should be watching this show

…because this clip is so best.  Want to go to there.

July 30, 2009. Tags: , , , , . Emily, Fashiony, TV, Videos. 1 comment.


Ok, new favorite blog ever – I found this after a couple clicks around on perfectpandas.com

Oh Shaq!  You are the winner!

July 30, 2009. Tags: , , , , . Blogz, Crush, Emily, I can has animals, World saving. Leave a comment.

Panda bread

and how to make it!  YUM!  ps- perfectpandas.com, pretty great blog name

July 30, 2009. Tags: , , , , . Blogz, Eat this, Emily, I can has animals. Leave a comment.

NYC Subway Sounds

I really like this audio compilation because I imagine/remember myself in all of the stations. It’s like nostalgia for something I still experience everyday.


From the author’s blog entry

Part of the job of a subway conductor is to announce station names and explain delays and route changes. But some conductors do much more. Especially on weekends riders may hear about what attractions are near the current stop or a brief history of the neighborhood. But my favorite aspect of the announcements is simply the variety of tone and timbre in conductors’ voices. As the announcements on the subways become automated (as they are now on most 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and L trains) we will unfortunately lose this art, and so I have decided to document it for my own (and now your) enjoyment by making recordings.

From Michael G. via his roommate

July 30, 2009. Tags: , . Becko, Blogz, Brooklyn, Music, New York. 3 comments.

Snuggie Dog!

thanks Drew for this.  I really think those dog sweaters look uncomfy – I’M SOLD!

July 30, 2009. Tags: , , , , . Emily, Fashiony, I can has animals, Innernette. 1 comment.

Drink up

If you really love True Blood (like I do) and you want to drink some bloodlike stuff while you watch, you’re in luck!  They are going to make it a real (not actually blood) beverage – the NYT says so.  Sort of gross right?  But how fun would it be to have a True Blood party and drink that stuff and then bite people.  FUNSIES!

July 29, 2009. Tags: , , , , . Eat this, Emily, FYI, TV, Want. Leave a comment.

Pie on a stick!

I like this description of these delish looking pies on sticks ‘Pies to go. Work friendly, Driving friendly, Boyfriend friendly, Cellulite friendly, and embarrassment free pie pops.’

Many more photos here.

July 29, 2009. Tags: , , , , , . Eat this, Emily, Pretty. Leave a comment.

Blog of the Day: Australia in the ’80s

The Powerhouse museum is putting together an exhibit on Australia in the 1980’s and have created a blog to assist with their research. It’s pretty awesome. There are great music videos, tv shop clips, old video games, etc.  I can’t stop watching the Adam Ant video from the first post this morning. Get it HERE.

July 28, 2009. Becko, Blogz, BOD: Blog of the Day, Museums/ Becky is nerding out again. Leave a comment.

Mad Men yourself

This is me going out for a night on the town with all my bling and the coffee I carry with me everywhere.  Now you try.


July 27, 2009. Tags: , . Ads we like, Becko, Viral. Leave a comment.

Ever want to know what sounds animals make in other languages?

This site has it all and in a really cool format. I always thougth that in french dogs went “wau wau,” but it’s actually “woof woof.” And Russian dogs go “guff guff.”

July 27, 2009. FYI, I can has animals, Steph. Leave a comment.

Vintage Furniture in Greenpoint

Connie and Dom (new roommates) are curating/selling/hosting a sale of vintage mid-century furniture from an old Catholic church and school in Greenpoint. They’re having a sale this coming weekend and an open house on Friday (i’ll be making cupcakes!). Check out more HERE.

July 26, 2009. Tags: , , . Add this to your calendar, Ads we like, Becko, Brooklyn, Design. Leave a comment.

Book posters – my new design want

I’m trying to steer clear of bring more gig posters into our apartment, and while searching through Livingetc.com, I came across this:

I’m now totally obsessed with book posters.This is one of my favorites:

July 26, 2009. Tags: , , , . Design, Nora, Pretty, Want. Leave a comment.

“If you want to write rock lyrics…

…you must learn about where the hobbits dwell.” I forgot how great Yo La Tengo’s video for Sugarcube until right now.

An oldie but a goodie.

July 25, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Dan, Music, TV, Videos. 1 comment.

Mmmyyyyy hearrrrrtttttt

So maybe it’s because Em and I watched some “Say Yes to the Dress” tonight, but it might also just be that this video is fucking awesome. Thanks to Dan for showing it to me.
Also, dare you not to be crying by the end.



July 24, 2009. Tags: , , , , . Crush, Dan, Emily, Music, Nora, Pretty, Videos, World saving. 3 comments.

You get a car!

I couldn’t find the actual clip, but this gives you a taste.

July 23, 2009. Tags: , , . Steph, TV. Leave a comment.

Your Wildest Dreams Have Come True

Has everyone seen this already? I think it’s the funniest thing ever.

July 23, 2009. Tags: , . Matate, Steph, TV. Leave a comment.

New post for the autotune debate

The video below gives you an idea of where Jay-z stands on the issue.

I wonder if he’d feel differently if he watched autotune the news

July 23, 2009. Tags: , . Becko, Brooklyn, Music, New York, Videos. Leave a comment.

Wolf man teaches baby wolf to howl


July 23, 2009. Tags: , , , . Emily, I can has animals, World saving. Leave a comment.

Cleveland Will Kill New York

Cool prints from Cristopher Wade Sherron. Christopher, I have one question for you- why coudln’t you include Indianapolis? Indianapolis will kill Dubai? hehehe.

*Taking a cue from hip hop culture, these posters were made to provoke attention towards an unacknowledged city by starting beef with well-known, prosperous cities in hopes to gain notoriety.

*Edition of 100 posters (20 for each beef). If you would like to purchase one or more for $10 each please email me.

*Cristopher Wade Sherron
Design and Motion
Providence, RI

From HERE from Nadia.

July 21, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Uncategorized. 1 comment.

Blog of the Day: Awful Library Books

Yup- blog is exactly what it sounds like…ridiculous old school library books. I’ve listed some of my favorites below.
See more HERE.
(from Michael G.)

July 21, 2009. Tags: . Becko, Blogz, BOD: Blog of the Day. Leave a comment.

my life

July 20, 2009. Tags: . Becko, Innernette. Leave a comment.

Canvas bag backlash

These crack me up

July 18, 2009. Tags: , , , . Is this pretty?, Nora, Politicals, World saving. Leave a comment.

New movie you must see

I can’t figure out when this movie is coming to theaters. But…I need to see it.

July 15, 2009. Tags: , , , . I can has animals, Is this pretty?, Matate, Nora, Not pretty, Videos, Viral. 1 comment.

Small Things Eating Big Things

This website is cute and new and Drew made some pictures for it!  His drawings might be my favorities, but ya know, I’m biased.  The mastermind behind SMEBT is Sanjay, and here’s his comic which is also great!

Kitten eating Elephant

Baby eating Airplane

more here!

July 13, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Crush, Emily, I can has animals, Innernette, World saving. Leave a comment.

More interspecies love

I think Jessica is going to kill one of these puppies by accident.

July 12, 2009. I can has animals, Steph. 1 comment.

Herb & Dorothy

I really really want to see this movie about a librarian and a postal worker who collect millions of dollars worth of minimalist/conceptual art in their tiny one bedroom apartment. Looks adorable.

Read the New York Times review of it HERE, below is the trailer.

July 11, 2009. Becko, Design, Museums/ Becky is nerding out again, New York, Pretty, Videos, World saving. Leave a comment.

Another heartwarming video (see below)

via Wooster.

July 11, 2009. Becko, Music, Videos, World saving. 1 comment.

I think Becky will like this

July 10, 2009. Becko, New York, Nora, Videos. 2 comments.

The Most Wonderful Story Ever Told

U.S. Embassy saves Willy the sea turtle.

July 9, 2009. Tags: . I can has animals, News, Steph, World saving. Leave a comment.

Music at the Whitney

The Whitney is hosting some fun bands in honor of their exhibit on Dan Graham. I thought you should know. I kind of love Vivian Girls- I might try and make it to that show.


Titus Andronicus / Real Estate
Friday, July 10 at 7 pm

Abe Vigoda / Grooms
Friday, July 17 at 7 pm

Wood / YellowFever
Friday, July 24 at 7 pm

Vivian Girls / These Are Powers
Friday, July 31 at 7 pm

July 9, 2009. Add this to your calendar, Becko, Brooklyn, Museums/ Becky is nerding out again, Music, New York. Leave a comment.

This needs to be on Cake Wrecks

I just went to a Carvel ice cream stand for the first time and I can’t believe this cake exists and is marketed towards children.

July 8, 2009. Eat this, Matate, Not pretty, Steph. 1 comment.

I love ‘Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me’

…and I love Peter Sagal even more after watching this, his 1988 appearance on Jeopardy:

Dan sent that to me ages ago, but I’m just getting around to posting it now. Nora fail.

Also, I love this story he wrote for the NY Times Magazine in 2007. So adorable.

July 7, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , . Dan, I can has animals, Nora, Videos, World saving. 3 comments.

Free movies in McCarren Park

Check it out here

July 7, 2009. Tags: , , , . Add this to your calendar, Becko, Brooklyn. Leave a comment.

McCarren Pool Summer Concerts 2009

Are being played in East River Park this summer actually and on a real body of water instead of an empty pool. I don’t remember if I posted the dates before but it’s worth reminding everyone again. Enjoy.

The Schedule (thus far)

Sunday, July 12 — Mission of Burma, Fucked Up, Ponytail, Jemina Pearl of Be your Own Pet*
Sunday, July 19 — Dirty Projectors, Magnolia Electric Co., White Denim*
Sunday, July 26 — And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, The Black Lips, Health, Grupo Fantasmo*
Sunday, Aug 02 — Round Robin show w/ Deerhunter, No Age and Dan Deacon*
Sunday, Aug 09 — Simian Mobile Disco (DJ set), Fiery Furnaces, Dark Meat, The Netherlands*
Sunday, Aug 16 — Del tha Funky Homosapien, Gravytrain!!!, DD/MM/YYYY, Kenan Bell*
Sunday, Aug 23 — Girl Talk, Max Tundra, Wiz Khalifa*
Sunday, Aug 30 — Beach House & Grizzly Bear*

* A free Pool Party: For eight consecutive Sundays in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (July 12th – August 30th), party-goers will be regaled with on-site dodgeball, three-on-three basketball, and, oh yeah, rip-roarin’ live performances on the main stage.

From FreeWilliamsburg.com

July 7, 2009. Tags: , , , , , . Add this to your calendar, Becko, Brooklyn, Music. 1 comment.

Probably the best gig poster I’ve ever seen

And I’m not even that big of a Loretta Lynn fan. But seriously.

From F2 Design.

July 6, 2009. Tags: , , . Design, Music, Nora, Pretty, Want. Leave a comment.

Nailed It!

Czech photographer Vlad Artazov uses nails to create sculptures of everyday situations. A couple examples:

The rest of the series is here. Via Andrew Sullivan’s The Daily Dish, which has been one of the best news sources over the past month.

July 6, 2009. Tags: , , , , , . Dan, Politicals, World saving. Leave a comment.

love these tiles

July 5, 2009. Tags: . Design, Nora, Pretty, Want. Leave a comment.


It feels like years since I’ve posted  on CWL, so I’m going to make up for it now.

First, let’s look at this kitchen: great color and hardware, no? I think it’s cute.

July 5, 2009. Tags: , , . Design, Is this pretty?, Nora, Pretty. Leave a comment.

Dog Mayor!

Rabbit Hash, KY knows how to run an election.  Meet their mayor, Lucy Lou.

Personally, I think the cat candidate was robbed.  Travis was 2nd runner up- from his bio:

Travis chose Rabbit Hash and you should choose this cat to be the new Mayor of Rabbit Hash. He is the ONLY candidate that actually resides in Rabbit Hash.”  Sad.  More information on this historic election here.

July 2, 2009. Tags: , , , , . Emily, I can has animals, News, Politicals, World saving. Leave a comment.


Creepy or awesome?  You decide.

July 2, 2009. Tags: , , , . Ads we like, Emily, FYI, Is this pretty?. 2 comments.

brooklyn museum artifact replicated for true blood

Wow. Two of my favorite things in the world right now, the Brooklyn Museum and HBO’s new series True Blood, just blew my mind a lot. According to the Brooklyn Museum’s blog, the Bird Lady artifact featured in the first episode of season 2 is a replica of an artifact in the museum’s collections and was just featured in an a recent exhibit. holy shit. The most awesome Shelley Bernstein had the honor of talking to the production designer about the statue. Read the interview HERE. And another BK Museum blog entry HERE.

ps. i just learned from the brooklyn museum blog that HBO has made a True Blood wiki. Play with it HERE. wow. i feel super nerdy for posting that now.

July 1, 2009. Tags: , , , , , . Becko, Brooklyn, Museums/ Becky is nerding out again, TV. Leave a comment.

Blog of the Day: There, I fixed it!

i’ve done similar things –  my AC installation methods have involved used bricks, towels and magazines, but i made it work!  more super-helpful fixing strategies here.

June 30, 2009. Tags: , . BOD: Blog of the Day, Emily, World saving. Leave a comment.

King Tut at the Indianapolis Children’s Museum

I’m heading home this weekend for the 4th of July and am now kind of curious to see the King Tut exhibit that has been touring around the country for the past couple of years (though it conspicuously skipped New York) and opened on Saturday at the Indianapolis Children’s Museum.  It’s kind of neat that the Children’s Museum is hosting it and not the Indianapolis Museum of Art or one of the universities but I’m kind of glad because being one of the best museums for children in the country, it doesn’t get as much cred as it deserves. Ok, I’ve said my piece.

Exhibit Dates:
June 27 – October 25, 2009

Exhibit Hours:
Friday – Saturday: 9 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Sunday – Thursday: June 28 – July 30: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Aug. 2 – mid-October: 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Final two weeks of the exhibit: (daily) 10 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
First and Third Thursday of each month: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Ticket Prices:
Adults: $25 Monday – Thursday / $30 Friday – Sunday
Children (2 – 17): $15 All Times
Seniors (60+): $23 Monday – Thursday / $27.50 Friday – Sunday
Adult Members: $15 All Times
Youth Members: $8 All Times
Toddlers under 2 are admitted free
Audio Tour: $7 All Times
Youth/Group/Member Audio Tour: $6 All Times

Over 130 treasures from the tomb of the “Boy King” and other important rulers from 2,000 years of ancient Egyptian history will be on exhibit at The Children’s Museum. The exhibit will feature striking objects from some of the most important rulers throughout 2,000 years of ancient Egyptian history, from the 4th Dynasty into the Late Period (about 2600 B.C. – 660 B.C.), many of which have never visited the United States.

Four galleries devoted to King Tut will correspond to the four rooms of his nearly intact tomb where the treasures were discovered by British explorer Howard Carter in 1922. Legendary artifacts from the antechamber, the annex, the treasury and the burial chamber will include Tutankhamun’s golden sandals, jewelry, furniture, weaponry and statuary. This blockbuster exhibit will also feature the largest image of King Tut ever found — a 10-foot statue that may have originally stood at his mortuary temple and retains much of its original paint, one of four gold and precious-stone-inlaid canopic jars and CT scans of Tut’s mummy.


June 29, 2009. Tags: , , . Add this to your calendar, Becko, Museums/ Becky is nerding out again. 3 comments.

I vaguely remember this show!

Running from 1981 to 1987, the Canadian show Today’s Special followed the adventures of Jeff, a mannequin who came to life every night after closing with the aid of a magic cap; his display-designer friend Jodie; and puppet buddies Sam Crenshaw (the store security guard) and Muffy (a mouse who speaks only in rhyme). Each episode taught a lesson: about hats, friendship, and even alcoholism. But for impressionable young ones, the real education came from learning the strict rules that kept Jeff breathing. Losing the hat paralyzes him, and one step outside the store makes him a mannequin for good.


June 26, 2009. Tags: , . Steph, TV. 4 comments.

AV Club is right, this is really weird

25 notably trippy kids shows.

My mom told my sister about this show and Alison was pretty sure it was made up. But it’s real. It’s about a chimp that’s a secret agent.

June 26, 2009. Tags: . Steph, TV. Leave a comment.

ps. free pinkberry

not really exciting or newsworthy. i just thought i’d share…

June 26, 2009. Tags: , , . Ads we like, Becko, Eat this. Leave a comment.

Yinka Shonibare exhibition opens at BK Museum today

I’m a big fan of Yinka Shonibare and am really really excited to see the exhibition that opens today. Some of the pieces are a bit more graphic than the one above but the victorian costumes made of Dutch wax prints are totally worth seeing. Apparently when Shonibare showed up for the official preview, he arrived with two friends in victorian drag. See here

From the BK Museum website

June 26–September 20, 2009
Morris A. and Meyer Schapiro Wing, 4th Floor

Period Rooms, 4th Floor
Robert E. Blum Gallery, 1st Floor

This exhibition is a major midcareer survey of work by the UK-based Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare MBE. Shonibare’s artwork explores contemporary African identity and its relationship to European colonialism through painting, sculpture, installation, and moving image. Shonibare is best known for his work with visual symbols, especially the richly patterned Dutch wax fabric produced in Europe for a West African market that he uses in a wide range of applications. His tableaux of headless mannequins costumed in this fabric evoke themes of history and its legacy for future generations. Through these works he explores the complex web of interactions, both economic and racial, that reveal inequalities between the dominant and colonized cultures of Europe, Asia, and Africa. A site-specific installation created for this presentation titled Mother and Father Worked Hard So I Can Play will be on view in several of the Museum’s period rooms.

Another site-specific installation, Party Time—Re-Imagine America: A Centennial Commission by Yinka Shonibare MBE,  will be on view at the Newark Museum in Newark, New Jersey, from July 1, 2009, to January 3, 2010, in the dining room of the museum’s 1885 Ballantine House. 

June 26, 2009. Tags: , , . Add this to your calendar, Becko, Brooklyn, Museums/ Becky is nerding out again, Pretty. 1 comment.

Blog of the Day: Board of Hi Five

This is our pal Steve’s blog – and I loved his last post on the top five NYC subway ads:

Dr. Zizmor and 1888 Margarita are classics – but this may be my favorite

..about which the BoHF says “Good cause, but scary. I wonder if the person who got his eyes knows all the gruesome shit they saw on Law and Order.”

love that.  see all five here.

June 26, 2009. Tags: , , , , , . Ads we like, BOD: Blog of the Day, Emily, New York. Leave a comment.

ps. free coffee today in park slope

Cafe Grumpy, the beloved coffee shop below my apartment is opening a new store today in Park Slope at 7th Ave between 11th and 12th streets. If you visit today you can get a free drink or something. Also they are running a nifty promotion where if you buy a bag of coffee or finish your drink punch card, you can enter to win a drawing for a free espresso machine.

Thanks Grumpy!

June 25, 2009. Tags: , , , . Becko, Brooklyn, Eat this, FYI. Leave a comment.

Picasso draws with light, 1949

I bought a tripod a while ago to play around with my fancy camera and do stuff like this but I’ve never actually followed through. I’m hoping these pics will help inspire me. From Wooster from LIFE




June 25, 2009. Tags: , , , . Becko, Design, Pretty. Leave a comment.

Girl Who Doesn’t Age: So Freaky

Ahhh she’s 16!!

June 24, 2009. Do not want, News, Steph. Leave a comment.

Blog of the Day: Nerdboyfriend

Oh hai.

Jack Lemmon

Leonard Bernstein

Monty Python

more of your nerdy boyfriends here

June 23, 2009. Tags: , , , , . Blogz, BOD: Blog of the Day, Crush, Emily, Fashiony, Want, World saving. Leave a comment.

Blog of the day: Suggested Donation

This blog might only be interesting to the Museum Studies and  Library and Information Science crowd, but Suggested Donation is an great blog about museum and archive related things in NYC and beyond. I’m a little jealous that I don’t have my own museum blog but I know I wouldn’t be able to  keep up on the museum news like these kids, nor could I design such a snazzy website. Instead, I’ll just direct you to their blog. enjoy.


June 23, 2009. Becko, Blogz, BOD: Blog of the Day, Museums/ Becky is nerding out again, New York. 1 comment.

Support the Papacitos

So one of my most favoritest restaurants in my neighborhood is Papacitos. It’s an amazing Mexican joint with many veggie and vegan options, awesome fish tacos, and cute delivery boys. They also have an amazing outdoor patio and right now it’s byob because they somehow lost their liquor license. Anyways, recently Gothamist reported that they got their shit fucked up and robbed of $10k and their sound system (see below).

After Black Betty’s and several other restaurants/favorite bakeries going out recently, I am going to do whatever I can to support Papacitos and keep it from going under as well. I was there this afternoon for a quick brunch and it was a little sad without the classic rock they usually pump through the place but my breakfast burrito was A+. I strongly urge everyone to eat there because the food is excellent (the chef used to work at Brooklyn Label), the patio is beautiful, and i don’t want to see another one of my favorite restaurants go out of business this year. sad face (i hate emoticons).

June 23, 2009. Tags: , , , , . Becko, Brooklyn, Eat this. Leave a comment.

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