A collection of findings, feelings, and favorite things.

Myth-bust this.

Anita : October 25, 2011 5:12 pm : blog

Only six degrees and sixty miles separate Mythbusters from Indoor Boys.

Let’s test out the six degrees of Kevin Bacon to get the attention of the friendly folks over at Mythbusters.
You see, I’m keen to feature the men of Mythbusters in an upcoming profile.

It’s time to harness the power of your social network, rally your re-tweets, and let the games begin. Tell the men of Mythbusters you want to see them on Indoor Boys. [And perhaps enlist the help of the all-powerful lone woman of Mythbusters, Kari Byron, to make it happen. Kari, equal opportunity objectification!]

Tweet: Indoor Boys loves the men of #Mythbusters. Let’s make this happen.

For your twitter-fication…

@donttrythis, Adam Savage
@grantimahara, Grant Imahara
@torybelleci, Tory Belleci
@karibyron, Kari Byron

Jaime Heineman doesn’t tweet. Please send carrier pigeons.

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A handbook of training for citizenship
through [Indoor Boy] scouting.

Anita : August 25, 2011 10:18 pm : blog

I recently came across a 1961 edition of the Boy Scout Handbook [thank you, Echo Antiques]. Because I’m fond of a theme, I’ll be taking bits of the guide and translating them for today’s audience. I begin at the beginning, and have fun with the foreword. All text and CAPS are the voice of Joseph A. Brunton, Jr., Chief Scout Executive. All [brackets] belong to yours truly.

To YOU as a Scout,
Scout Heritage Badge

“I suppose every boy [or girl] wants to help his [or her] country in some way or another. There is a way by which he [or she] can do easily, and that is by becoming an [Indoor] Boy Scout.”

Those are the opening words of the World Brotherhood edition of SCOUTING FOR BOYS—the book written by Baden-Powell that started the [Indoor] Boy Scout movement on its conquest of the [indoor-]boy-hood of the world more than fifty years ago. Since those early days, millions of boys have been Scout[ed]. [And the Indoor Boy Scouts] have had fun in Scouting—and Scouting has helped them grow into good citizens, has made it possible for them to help their country.

Today is your day in [Indoor] Boy Scouting.
You, too, will have fun. You, too, will help your country.
You know the old saying, “A chain is only as strong as its weakest link.” In the same way, the strength of a country depends on the personal integrity, the personal effort of each of its citizens. The strength of America depends on YOU!

To a real [wo/]man, …HONOR is [their] most valuable possession. As a member of the [Indoor] Boy Scouts of America, you pledge yourself ON YOUR HONOR to work towards becoming a real Scout. It is not easy to become that kind of a Scout. It means dedication and work and perseverance. It means self-sacrifice–giving up some of your own pleasures for the sake of other people. It means doing what [or who] is right rather than what [or who] is easy. It means living up to the [Indoor Boy] Scout Oath and the [Indoor Boy] Scout Law.

As you use this [INDOOR] BOY SCOUT HANDBOOK as your guide toward good citizenship through Scouting, I trust you ON YOUR HONOR to strive toward becoming a real Scout and the kind of citizen our country needs and deserves.

Joseph A. Brunton, Jr., Chief Scout Executive
[Anita A. Stubenrauch, Sr., Chief Smart/Sexy Executive]

What are you waiting for? Your country needs you. Join Indoor Boys Scouts.

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WordPress Wordcamp SF 2011

Anita : August 9, 2011 2:58 pm : blog, events

I wish I were going to WordCamp San Francisco 2011!

I dropped the ball and now tickets are sold out. Sad face. Maybe I can sneak into the after-party… I’m still trying to get WordPress founder, Matt Mullenweg, featured on the site. He’s a bit shy, so wish me luck!

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Martyn Sibley is officially badass

Anita : August 9, 2011 2:56 pm : blog

Remember Martyn Sibley: Positively Brilliant? Well, he’s been featured on the Badass Project and may be in the running for “Badass of the Year” which entails a $5,000 cash prize for themselves and $5,000 for a charity of their choice. Go, Martyn, go!

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Show me yours!

Anita : March 29, 2011 11:51 pm : blog, honorary indoor boys, show me yours!

Got yourself an Indoor Boy? Do tell!

Nominate an Honorary Indoor Boy and show the whole-webbed-world what you’re workin’ with.

First 100 entries win free membership to The Boys Club — with smart and sexy perks for your smart and sexy self — more details coming soon!

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A shameless plug

Anita : March 25, 2011 3:42 pm : blog


Hey y’all, let’s not lie — I’m posting this to enter a contest offered by Brad’s Deals at Sweetney.

I want to win the white iPad 2! You could win an iPad 2, too! But not a tutu! No tutu’s up for grabs here — just technology. And this link’ll give you all the info you need to enter…

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Oh, that sweet [car] talk

Anita : March 22, 2011 8:57 pm : blog, honorary indoor boys


Tom and Ray Magliozzi brighten the lives of NPR listeners every Saturday morning with their humorous call-in radio show, Cartalk. Need help identifying that weird sound your car is making? Assigning blame for that failing transmission? Or maybe you just need something to puzzle over? Tune into NPR or subscribe to their podcast on iTunes.

And Tom and Ray, you know that game where you can invite anyone, alive or dead, to dinner? Well, soup’s on!

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Introduction to Martyn Sibley

Anita : March 13, 2011 8:01 pm : blog, film/video, the arts

Anita’s struggle with technology turns into our first-ever video intro. Meet Martyn Sibley, our latest Indoor Boy.

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Anita : March 6, 2011 8:54 pm : blog, the arts

By Shel Silverstein

My dad gave me one dollar bill
‘Cause I’m his smartest son,
And I swapped it for two shiny quarters
‘Cause two is more than one!

And then I took the quarters
And traded them to Lou
For three dimes — I guess he don’t know
That three is more than two!

Just then, along came old blind Bates
And just ’cause he can’t see
He gave me four nickels for my three dimes,
And four is more than three!

And I took the nickels to Hiram Coombs
Down at the seed-feed store,
And the fool gave me five pennies for them,
And five is more than four!

And then I went and showed my dad,
And he got red in the cheeks
And closed his eyes and shook his head–
Too proud of me to speak!

Indoor Boys

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BlogHer|bet 2011

Anita : March 4, 2011 3:57 pm : blog, events

Come on out and join Indoor Boys at BlogHer|bet 2011 [Business • Entreprenurialism • Technology] in Sillicon Valley, CA on March 24-25.

The folks at BlogHer have upped the ante on the average tech conference.  The BlogHer|bet 2011 agenda is fantastic and I can’t even begin to say how excited I am about the dedicated one hour mentor-and-peer networking session.  50 mentors, 100 attendees.  Can that possibly be right?  50 mentors, 100 attendees!  And these mentors are AMAZING – – this very well may be the most excited I’ve ever been about a conference [and I do get excited about social gatherings of a let’s-learn-something nature].  Big things are a-brewin’ for Indoor Boys and you can bet on that.

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