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Definitely unstifled.

“Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry” certainly isn’t new, but that doesn’t mean it’s not awesome.

The show premiered in 2002 on HBO and features a wide range of poets, actors, rappers, singers and comedians. Simmons’ series also had a 6-month run on Broadway, and won a 2003 Tony Award for Best Special Theatrical Event.

Buntology was recently alerted to some of these great spoken-word poems, and below are two of our favorites.

Meanwhile, in Michigan …

I just woke up coughing like a longtime coal-miner with a bad glue-huffing habit, and found my cell phone full of new texts and pictures from the Buntology festival crew.

Pretty cool that Ange and co. saw Nas and Damian Marley “front and center,” but, I mean … I was up all night with this killer cold, wondering if I was gonna die. So who’s the one having the awesome, life-changing experience?

You know ’em, too

… Unless, of course, you’re one of ’em.

Ange, keeping it casual at Rothbury with Lauren's bro Brian.

According to, there are 7 obnoxious assholes who show up at every concert. In the spirit of Rothbury 09, here’s the link. Since there are about 50 shows and 30 gajillion people at Rothbury, I assume Angie, Xtina, Lauren and Neil have encountered most of these people already.

Actually, I think Angela might be one of those assholes .. probably the whirling dervish? But she smells nicer. Neil is definitely the aggressive vomiting drunk. Or is that Lauren? JUST KIDDING!

Gay sex and vampires

… Must be Friday!!

In India, the courts have overturned a nearly 150-year old law that makes homosexual relationships a criminal act. Newspapers in the country, flashing bold headlines like “India’s Gay Day” and “It’s okay to be gay,” hailed the move as a

Lestat and Louis -- the original flamboyant undead.

progressive and historic act.

Still a long way to go, obviously, but .. baby steps, India.

On a somewhat related note, USA Today has dropped some tips for surviving and thriving in the vampire world. How homoerotic!

“Baby we are live”

UPDATE: Now with more MAN MAN – one of my favorite bands! Click the jump for pics from Angie.

From Buntology photog and networker extraordinaire Xtina, via text message:

“Keller williams live rothbury 09 bbaabbbyyy first set UPDATE baby we are live coverage rothbury 09 right nowww wwooo. Mad networking bitches!”

Kellar Williams, Rothbury 09

Have fun, girls – while you’re out grinding like a bunch of jobless hippies, I’m back here in the rolling Berkshire hills, doing ACTUAL WORK. *sob* TELL ANI I LOVE HER

(Stay tuned for more funny texts and grainy pics!)

When invasive species attack!!! [by Lauren]

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Lauren Davenport is working as a conservation intern at the Franklin Conservation Department. She was assigned to write a piece on invasive species for the Franklin newsletter, but was kind enough to share some thoughts with Buntology readers first.

“I’m not trying to bore you guys here, but I thought a little environmental science info might spice up the site, and maybe I can share some of my knowledge. I think it’s interesting, I hope you do too!”

Invasive species are rapidly spreading across the world. Invasive species are plants, animals and insects that aren’t native to the area and have a negative effect on the habitat. They invade the area economically, environmentally and ecologically.

I-Sketch Crazy


I haven’t written in a while. I haven’t been doing much of anything in a while. It isn’t because I can’t find a job, or have no friends..It is all because of a little website called,

About a week ago my friend (and Buntology writer) William Cimino introduced me to this website. It is basically Pictionary online. There are a whole bunch of rooms to join, which hold as many as 10 people at a time. The object is to earn the most points by correctly guessing other people’s drawings, and the player doing the actual drawing rotates throughout the game. I am a really bad “paint” user, and that is the ISketch’s basic setup for drawing your word. Either way, this game has taken over my life for a good 2-3 hours a day.

WSC’s Sustainability Earth Day Fair


Westfield State College hosted its annual Sustainability Earth Day Fair Wednesday in an effort to celebrate the eco-friendly holiday while also educating the campus.

The fair took place on the Tekoa Patio off of the Father Dean Dining Commons, and featured displays about sustainable farms, conserving energy, and eating and growing naturally.

Blossoming Acres, a farm located in Southwick, Mass., displayed tie-dye, soap and baked goods- all of which were homemade.