Surf’s up!

shamelessly stolen from the twitter of ed droste from grizzly bear (who i saw on thursday night and who put on an incredible show).

and on the topic of grizzly bear, here is an adorable feature from drowned in sound. it has to do with moms. worth a read.

May 30, 2009. Tags: , , , . Dan, Viral, Want, World saving. Leave a comment.

Music Video, literally

Unrealatedly, I wake up with this song in my head approximately every other day. Weird, right?

May 30, 2009. Tags: , , , . Emily, Music, Videos, Viral. 2 comments.


i snorted a little bit when i watched this.

May 29, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , . Becko, Dan, Innernette, Videos. 3 comments.

Blog of the Day: What Chuck Wore

This blog confused me at first because I thought it was called “What Chuck Whore.”  Now I realize that it’s actually a blog dedicated the fashion of Chuck Bass on GossipGirl which is actually a subject entirely worthy of its own blog. Congrats to the costume designers or wardrobe people or whatever they’re called. Check it out HERE. Also I love the blog’s tagline “…why does he wear so much purple?”

Thanks Nadia

May 28, 2009. Tags: , , , , . Becko, Blogz, BOD: Blog of the Day, Fashiony, New York, Pretty, TV. 1 comment.

Sexist vintage posters- harharhar

Check all 15 out here.  The ones below are some of my favorites…

And finally… this is me posting to CWL from my telex-whatchamacallit

Thanks Nadia

May 28, 2009. Tags: , , . Ads we like, Becko, Do not want, Matate. 3 comments.

Blog of the Day:

Plenty of good ideas here that you can steal. Take these for example… (im pretty sure the last one already exists)

And find more HERE

May 27, 2009. Tags: , , , . Ads we like, Becko, Blogz, BOD: Blog of the Day, Design. Leave a comment.

Vote for Mountain Goat Ruby

My friend Ryan’s doggie niece has been nominated as the dog of the day on Vote for her. She’s a rescue dog and afraid of bicycles.

May 27, 2009. I can has animals, Steph, Want, World saving. Leave a comment.

Exercise dog says ‘do some squats!’

join gym is still on my todo list.. this dog wins.

May 27, 2009. Tags: , , . Emily, FYI, I can has animals, Innernette. 1 comment.

Brooklyn Renegade Craft Fair time!

Renegade Craft Fair

I’m not the craft fair expert of CWL, but I did go to this holiday fair in December and did almost all my Christmas shopping there, so I”m totally down for this in June!  Mark your calendars!  More info here

May 27, 2009. Tags: , , . Add this to your calendar, Brooklyn, Design, Emily, Fashiony, FYI. Leave a comment.

What do you know about Tally Hall?

1. Tally Hall is this band.  2. The band is full of cute boys (which one is your favorite I don’t even know who can pick just one?).  3.  These cute boys sing awesome songs that are pop-like and fun.  4.  They have a hilarious-super-internet show that Drew briefly participated in dressed as Waldo and he animated some stuffs.

Actually, I saw Tally Hall TWICE this weekend, yeah, really I did – once at the Mercury Lounge in New York and once in Westport, CT.  Here they are:

and this might be my favorite new song of theirs, but I love the last CD too.

Do I sound like a fan girl?  Pshhhh I’m okay with that.  Also these guys are nice and I’ve met them so YEAH i’m THAT COOL.  hehe.

May 26, 2009. Tags: , , , . Crush, Emily, FYI, Innernette, Music, New York. 2 comments.

Autotune the news 3!

I especially love the Hillary section on this one.

May 26, 2009. Tags: , , , . Emily, Innernette, Music, News. 3 comments.

RIP Anna Bag,

This is the best bag LeSportSac makes, Nora and I can both confirm that.  But now it’s DISCONTINUED!!   WHYYY?!  It is what we’ve called “clown car bag” because so much shit fits in it and it doesn’t even look bulky.  Observe below (though this is a pattern I hate):

I even wrote them a damn email.  I say lets boycott until Anna is back.

May 26, 2009. Tags: , , , , . Emily, Fashiony, Matate, News, Nora, Want. 1 comment.


LED Sheep.

May 25, 2009. Uncategorized. 2 comments.

Watch this: Woomba

You most see

May 25, 2009. Tags: . Ads we like, News, Steph, TV, Want. 1 comment.

Frank Lloyd Wright via Lego

I love me some Frank Lloyd Wright. And I love me some Lego. I mean, who doesn’t? People who don’t love Lego suck.

Anywho, Lego has a new Architecture series, and they’ve got two Frank Lloyd Wright sets on the way. Just a reminder that my birthday is approaching.

The two sets are Fallingwater and The Guggenheim.

May 25, 2009. Tags: , , . Crush, Design, FYI, News, Nora, Want, World saving. Leave a comment.

Eminem has some new fans

This breakfast music review show is awesomee.

May 22, 2009. Tags: , , , , . Emily, Innernette, Videos, Viral. Leave a comment.

My life is average (kind of like fuck my life).

Today, as I created an account for this site it said “lowercase only” underneath the email section. I typed it in all caps to see if it would still work. It did. MLIA

Thanks to Liz for this.

May 22, 2009. Blogz, Steph, Viral. 1 comment.

Man saves ducklings

Watch him catch them. Thanks BBC.

May 22, 2009. I can has animals, Steph, World saving. Leave a comment.

Have a beagle and carry on

truer words have never been spoken.

May 22, 2009. Tags: , . Blogz, I can has animals, Steph, World saving. Leave a comment.

Do you know how to knit?

OK great, cause I want these:

the ultimate swine flu protection???

thanks, stumble-upon.  more knitty magic here.

May 21, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , . Emily, Fashiony, Want. Leave a comment.

Candles that are ELECTRIFYINGLY cool

Oh I’m hilarious. Check out that awesome headline.

Anyway, these are candlesticks. But they look like plugs. Best.

From here via Apartment Therapy

May 18, 2009. Tags: , . Design, Innernette, Is this pretty?, Nora, Pretty. Leave a comment.

Need a new rug? Meow you don’t!

A few of us here at CWL have moved or moved into new apartments recently, and I for one have been on the hunt for a new living room rug. Well, I should say that I WAS on the hunt until I found this one:

Only $29! What a steal!

May 18, 2009. Tags: , , , . Design, Do not want, Emily, I can has animals, Is this pretty?, Nora, Not pretty. Leave a comment.

Blog of the Day: Stuff My Girlfriend Likes

.. very much in the same style as CWL, I love this blog and I think it’s sweet.  This guy says: “Sometimes Mr. Internet shows me stuff I’m sure my girlfriend (“Roo”) will like. Rather than put it all in my main tumblelog, or send her multiple emails a day, I’ll post them here. Maybe you’ll like them, too.”  And it’s stuff like this!

I love all these things!  Which means, I am this guy’s girlfriend?  Well I guess not, but his girlfriend certainly has good taste.  More here.

May 18, 2009. Tags: , , , , . Blogz, BOD: Blog of the Day, Crush, Emily, I can has animals, Innernette, Pretty. Leave a comment.

New Exhibition at the City Reliquary

My favorite museum (which just happens to almost next door my favorite restaurant, Black Betty’s- see below) is having an opening reception this weekend for their new exhibition. I might try to go but I’m going to be in CT shopping for the antiques and such. I would definitely recommend visiting sometime though- I met one of the curators a couple of weekends ago and she assured me that it was going to be awesome.

The Candela Structures

A New York City History Mystery
curated by: Kirsten Hively and Paul Lukas

Reception to be held at:

The City Reliquary Museum370 Metropolitan Av. Williamsburgh, Brooklyn This Saturday May 16th, 2009 From 7 – 10 P.M.(On view through June 28th)For more information, visit:

May 15, 2009. Tags: , . Becko, Brooklyn, FYI, Museums/ Becky is nerding out again, New York. Leave a comment.

RIP Black Betty’s

This is my FAVORITE restuarant in Brooklyn. I’ve had so many good times and so many memories there. I had my birthday party there 2 years ago and now I won’t be able to order their seared salmon salad or their spicey artichoke soup anymore. I am going to attempt to OD on everything before they close June 15th. sniffle.

From Brooklyn Vegan

“After 10 years, Williamsburg Live-Music Haven and Mediterranean Eatery Shuts Doors”

Black Betty (spreetaper)
Black Betty

“Bud Schmeling and Sandy Glover, owners of Black Betty, announced the long-time Williamsburg boite and eatery will close its doors, effectively Monday, June 15th 2009.”The sad news came a month after the owners posted a message to MySpace stating that they needed money, but that “Black Betty is not closed, nor closing. We have signed a new 10 year lease…” According to the new statement (which you can read in full below), the lease “was renewed for 10 years at the end of April 2009, however the lease was also offered to other perspective candidates under more lucrative terms…” Long story short, it is closing.

Lots of changes on that block. Black Betty is right across the street from the in-development Knitting Factory Brooklyn (ex-Luna Lounge) (which we still don’t have an official update on, though all signs and rumors point to the place re-opening some time this summer, possibly as a seated venue).

Say goodbye to Black Betty by having a drink and/or seeing a show there one more time (or for your first time). Options include The Phenomenal Handclap Band, who played Southpaw last night, and who are playing there tonight (May 13). Full schedule, including Antibalas, and full goodbye note, below…

Black Betty

– Bud Schmeling and Sandy Glover, owners of Black Betty, announced the long-time Williamsburg boite and eatery will close its doors, effectively Monday, June 15th 2009.

According to Schmeling and Glover, the Metropolitan Avenue in Brooklyn, NY lease was renewed for 10 years at the end of April 2009, however the lease was also offered to other perspective candidates under more lucrative terms. At the end of the battle, Schmeling and Glover conceded and agreed to close by mid June. “We are saddened and heart-broken that this is the end of the Black Betty era,” said Glover. “But at this time we’re focusing on what a fantastic place Betty means to Brooklyn bands, DJs and of course all of our amazing patrons and friends” she added.

“We’re working really hard to make the next couple of months loaded with great music and entertainment,” says Schmeling. “May 7th will mark a true celebration of 10 years dedicated to Williamsburg with a tribute to our House DJs and honestly, the outreach from the community has really been incredible.”

Local bands, DJs and performers are lining up to fill the remaining nightly slots, with Rev. Vince Anderson and His Love Choir scheduled to perform the last night, Monday June 15th. The kitchen and bar, offering North African and Mediterranean dishes and extended happy hours, will be in full swing until close. Demand for Black Betty t-shirts have been pouring in and will be available for sale at the 10th Anniversary Party on May 7th.

ABOUT BLACK BETTY/ Since its spring opening in 1999, Black Betty has gained a reputation as a “pioneer” and “Superman of Williamsburg nightlife.” Founders Bud Schmeling and Sandy Glover compiled their world travel experiences to transform the once gangster clad Highway Lounge into a hipster sanctuary and Moroccan delight, fondly referred to as “Trashablanca.” A true urban oasis, Black Betty beckons Williamsburg locals and tourists alike who crave an array of delectable Mid-Eastern eats, and an eclectic mix of live performers. Nightly live music and DJ spin masters serve up everything from Brazilian rock to soul funk, playing second only to the eclectic Mediterranean/ North African fare.

BLACK BETTY / 366 Metropolitan Avenue/ Williamsburg, Brooklyn/ 718.599.0243/ Train: L to Lorimer/ G to Metropolitan/

May 14, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , . Becko, Brooklyn, Do not want. 1 comment.

These beards are gross

From the World Beard Championship

May 13, 2009. Tags: , . Do not want, Not pretty, Steph. Leave a comment.


i admit, i thought it would be sort of easy to be a good writer-of-comics (minus the drawing part).. but actually now i’m not so sure!

here’s a challenge! make this comic funny with your own word bubbles and drew will put some best ones on his site, so he claims.  i’m gonna try it later, so watch out.  if mine sucks though, i’ll just blame the artist.  Here’s the full-sized image.

May 11, 2009. Tags: , , , , . Emily, Innernette. Leave a comment.

Someone made this video better….

I remember Zack really liked the video below so I though that everyone might appreciate the visually remixed version. Because it’s not an embeddable video, you have to click HERE to see it. Enjoy!

May 10, 2009. Tags: , , . Becko, Music, Videos. 5 comments.

1000 Awesome Things

I agree with most of them, including

#775 When someone holds your keys and wallet in their purse


#771 Waking up before your alarm clock and realizing you’ve got lots of sleep time left

May 9, 2009. Blogz, Steph, Want. 1 comment.

100 single ladies flash(mob)dance

May 7, 2009. Tags: , , , . Ads we like, Becko, Videos, Viral. 1 comment.

The Generational: Younger Than Jesus

Has anyone been to the New Museum recently and checked out their triennial exhibition? I’m curious to see what people think. I should organize an outing to see it- it’s up until July 5th.



I was just looking over the artists and was excited to see one I already knew- Brendan Fowler. I followed his music a couple of years ago via Barr (this song is the single and the single sucks).  It appears that he is playing on June 12th with MEN. Anyone interested?

From New Museum website…

To listen to BARR is to jump into Brendan Fowler’s head, to enter a jumble of memory, laughter, fear and perseverance. His songs are built from tiny, heart-tugging piano melodies, insistent drumming, and a singular voice that is as relentlessly obsessive and anxious as it is cheerful and celebratory. These distinctive qualities have made BARR a popular favorite at both underground venues like The Smell and legendary performance spaces like The Kitchen.

MEN is a Brooklyn-based band and art/performance collective that focuses on the energy of live performance and radical potential of dance music. Comprised of JD Samson (Le Tigre), Johanna Fateman (Le Tigre), Michael O’Neill (Princess), Ginger Brooks Takahashi (The Ballet) and Emily Roysdon, the group speaks to issues such as wartime economies, sexual compromise, and demanding liberties. Propulsive, literate, and subtly complex, their songs draw upon the history of subversive music, from Talking Heads to Timbaland, to create a breathless, future-minded sound

May 7, 2009. Tags: , , , , , . Add this to your calendar, Becko, Museums/ Becky is nerding out again, New York. Leave a comment.

(RSS) Feed Me

I thought that this was clever…

May 7, 2009. Tags: . Becko, Innernette. 2 comments.

These two videos will rock your world and yeah, fuck you, one is Taylor Swift

So, these two videos are awesome. Yeah, one is Taylor Swift’s video for her song about how much she loves her mom. It makes me think about watching home videos with my dad. I love doing that. So yeah, here’s the video that will make you cry, but don’t worry, there’s a video that will make you laugh your balls or ovaries off that I posted after it.

So here’s the video that’s hilarious and probably the best video ever. So best it’s the best of everything.

May 7, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Crush, I can has animals, Music, Nora, Pretty, Videos, Want, World saving. Leave a comment.

Swedish Furniture Name Generator

Kinda like the Sarah Palin baby name thing.


May 6, 2009. Blogz, Design, Steph. Leave a comment.

Bears: Man’s best friend!

Sounds like a threatdown to me, but this guy is best friends with a bear he raised himself.  A GRIZZLY BEAR.

remember when that chimp ate that lady’s face?  this looks dangery.  more photos here!

May 5, 2009. Tags: , , , , , . Emily, FYI, I can has animals, Matate. 4 comments.

You: Creepy man walking cat on a leash – 26 (Upper West Side)

Me: Preppy white guy in a polo and jeans. I saw you last May in Central Park. You had curly hair, a black jacket and looked very skeezy and odd. You were walking your cat on a leash.

I didn’t talk to you, but I wish I had. Why did your cat have a leash? Why were you walking your cat in the first place? Is your cat a ferocious animal that will attack others on sight without the leash? Do you secretly want a dog but are allergic to them?

So many questions I wanted to ask. So many answers I never received. So many missed opportunities. A lifetime of regrets.

this was on craigslist.. thx liz!  i belive i know the answer though : cats run away, you would have to leash them.  also, i have totally wanted to walk Meetza.  also, this is a long time to wait to write into craigslist.. a whole year this poor prepster has been tortured!

May 4, 2009. Tags: , , . Emily, FYI, I can has animals, Innernette. 4 comments.

Blog of the Day: Cats Are Always Doing Shit

Even though I’ve seen a couple of these videos/pics before, there are still a lot of funny cat videos that were new to me and that makes this site catriffic.

Cats are always up to something. This blog offers documentary proof of their possibly sinister activities: photos and videos of cats behaving in odd, suspicious, devious and destructive ways.

For example….

See more HERE

Thanks Mariso.

May 4, 2009. Tags: , , . Becko, Blogz, BOD: Blog of the Day, I can has animals. Leave a comment.

invisible car

from wooster….

Sara Watson, a design student studying drawing at the University of Central Lancashire, spent three weeks taking a battered old Skoda and making it “disappear” by painting it so that it blends in with the surrounding area.

The BBC reports that the car is now being used as advertising for the local recycling firm that donated the vehicle.

May 4, 2009. Tags: , . Becko, Pretty, World saving. 1 comment.

need a male copywriter?

i shamelessly stole this from adage but it’s kinda awesome.

maybe i should take this copywriter’s idea and make a site when i start looking for jobs after grad school and make a flashy website featuring myself lying on a bearskin rug. i’m curious to see whether people actually respond to this…


May 4, 2009. Tags: , , . Ads we like, Becko, Viral, Work. Leave a comment.

twitter street art

This post has me thinking that maybe we should have a twitter handle for crapwelike…

until we do that feel free to follow me on twitter @beckosays

May 3, 2009. Tags: , , . Becko, Design, World saving. Leave a comment.


fuck, you should be getting your weather here…


it’s actually 54 and raining. thanks fucking weather!

*yeah, i snagged this from urbn’s blog.

May 3, 2009. Tags: , , . Becko. Leave a comment.

Omg Lol …. bad tattoos

So many more gems.

May 3, 2009. Tags: , , , . Do not want, Matate, Not pretty, Steph. Leave a comment.

Cool/creepy photos of Grey Gardens

Thanks b for sending me these.

More photos.

(sorry steph- i’m adding more to your post…)

The photos are from a NYT slideshow of the Grey Gardens mansion…

A 1975 documentary captured the eccentric lives of Edith Bouvier Beale, known as Big Edie, and her daughter, Little Edie, in Grey Gardens, the filthy, dilapidated mansion they occupied in East Hampton.
Two years after Big Edie died in 1977, Little Edie sold the house to Sally Quinn and Benjamin C. Bradlee, who undertook a massive renovation. These photographs, which have never been seen by the public before, were taken by a photographer hired by Ms. Quinn at the time she and her husband purchased the house, in order to capture the extent of the decay.
Correction: April 20, 2009
A previous version of this slideshow reported that Edith Bouvier Beale died in 1979. She died in 1977 and the house was sold in 1979.

I can’t wait to see Grey Gardens with Drew Barrymore on HBO. Steph, I should come visit you in DC and have a watching party.

May 3, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , . Do not want, Steph. 2 comments.

Important Artifacts and Personal Property from the Collection of Lenore Doolan and Harold Morris, Including Books, Street Fashion, and Jewelry

I bought this book yesterday- it’s the story of a failed relationship told through photos of objects and labels in a fake auction catalog. Sounds confusing but it’s really cool and you should watch the video below.

Also there are rumors that the book is going to be turned into a movie with Brad Pitt and Natalie Portman.

Some of the photos from the book…

May 3, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , . Uncategorized. 3 comments.

Blog of the Day: Texts from Last Night

i think i have sent a few texts that could have made it on this blog...

Some examples:

(305): go do what you do best…puke behind churches

(813): Tell me I did not drive one hour for whiskey dick

(336): I just pynch a tree in the fac

(313): Partly cloudy chance of praying to the porcelin god

(205): I just wish we had the ability to download food from our TVs.

May 3, 2009. Tags: , . Becko, Blogz, BOD: Blog of the Day, Matate. Leave a comment.

Pet observation porthole: do want.

My sister sent me this amusing article about SkyMall. The NY Times loves reporting on how every tiny niche of society is suffering from the recession. Also, remember how Sarah had a SkyMall ad on her door of A1 for some dog bark collar?

May 2, 2009. Ads we like, I can has animals, News, Steph. 1 comment.

May Day!

From Wikipiedia…

May Day occurs on May 1 and refers to Haymarket incident or any of several public holidays.[1] In many countries, May Day is synonymous with International Workers’ Day, or Labour Day, which celebrates the social and economic achievements of the labour movement. As a day of celebration the holiday has ancient origins, and it can relate to many customs that have survived into modern times.

If you want to support worker’s rights and have some fun, there is a march from Chinatown to Union Square that starts at 2:00pm today- meet at corner  of Grand & Chrystie

May 1, 2009. Tags: , , , , , . Becko, FYI, New York, Work, World saving. Leave a comment.

Another Blog of the Day: Tweeting Too Hard

Billed as “Where self-important tweets get the recognition they deserve,” this site lets you vote on how douchey some tweets are by awarding back pats.  Some of my faves below:

@StefanPommepuy is having a private OPEN HOUSE at his $6M Hollywood Hills house. wine & hors d’oeuvres! Invitation only. so email to RSVP, & for address 🙂

@triciagoyer I have 53 more pages to read on The Swiss Courier galleys. The book is hard to put down … even when I wrote it!

@MKReflections I make multi-million $ decisions on a regular basis — why is it soooo difficult to decide what to do with my hair?

more self-involvement here

May 1, 2009. Tags: , , , . BOD: Blog of the Day, Emily. Leave a comment.