DIY

05 Aug 2009

Fix Your Own Damn Bike: Time’s Up! Bike Co-Op

When hooligans ripped out the foam from my bike seat and bent my front wheel, I was so full of fury that I didn’t even try to think of a nicer adjective than ‘œfucked.’ But then a Time’s Up! volunteer told me that my wheel had been ‘œTacoed.’ Time’s Up!

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04 Aug 2009

Broke-Ass Financial Coaching: Face it!

While being young, broke and beautiful is all well and good, some peoples finances are more fucked than others. That’s why we’ve invited Betsy Crouch (aka Coach $izzle) to come onboard and dole out some much needed advice. She is a professional financial advice giver after all.

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19 Jul 2009

Cardboard Tube Fighting in Golden Gate Park

Got this the other day from Robert of the Cardboard Tube Fighting League: You can’t keep a good thing down. Come one, come all, to the Summer 2009 Cardboard Tube Fighting League Tournament. Prepare yourselves for a late afternoon of cardboard tube wielding mayhem as contestants vie for the title

Broke-Ass Stuart - Editor In Cheap 0
04 Jul 2009

Punk Rock Love is…

This is an amazing piece by Aaron Cometbus, the godfather of American zines.  I know it’s a bit of a long read, but it is absolutely stellar.  It’s probably one of the best love poems of all time. Punk Rock Love is… by Aaron Cometbus Originally appeared in  the May

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19 Jun 2009

A Toast to SF’s DIY Spirit and the Indie Mart (happening on Sunday)

From a city built on gold dust and denim to one tenaciously rebuilt after an earthquake and fire, San Francisco has a history of saying, ‘œFuck it dude, I’ll just do this shit myself.’ DIY culture runs deep here. Whether talking about longshoremen striking in order to create their own

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31 May 2009

How to Get Rid of Things: FREE Advice Blog

The blog How to Get Rid of Things isn’t a screaming call for divestment, although that would be nice too.  As they say,  it is a “do-it-yourself guide dedicated to helping you prevent, eliminate or remove common annoyances from your life.”  What kind of annoyances?   Well,  How to Get Rid

Oliver Hartman - Resident Bargain Whorespondent 0
16 May 2009

DIY: Goat Cheese, Onion and White Bean Salad

I basically never cooked anything for real until after college.  I grew up in a take-out household, and when my mom did decide to cook it was usually “healthy”, aka dry and sans salt, seasoning, fat or anything else that gives flavor.  So yeah, it was a few years of

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