Sylvia Archive: For Love Or Money

Or both, in the Alien Lover’s case. Click the strip for a cosmic comic.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Grocery Shopping

Yet another company available for boycott? Compliments of UltraViolet.

Even if you oppose the right-wing crusade against birth control, you might actually be funding it when you go grocery shopping.

Eden Foods, one of the most widely-available organic food brands, is suing the Obama Administration over the rule that health insurance plans must cover birth control, claiming that they have the right to deny their female employees access birth control. The lawsuit is motivated by radical right-wing ideology, and the company says that birth control involves “immoral and unnatural practices.”1 Not what you had in mind when you picked up that soy milk?

But here’s the good news: Eden Foods’s customer base includes lots of progressive-minded folks who don’t want their grocery money to go to a sexist campaign against basic health care. So far, 60,000 UltraViolet members have signed the petition demanding that they drop the lawsuit. Thousands more have called them out on social media, and the uproar is getting them a lot of bad press. Now, we need to show them that the outrage is affecting their bottom line.

If we all stop buying Eden products until they drop their lawsuit, they’ll see how bad their attack on birth control is for business. That’s why we put together this handy guide with alternatives to their most popular items–take a look, take those Eden products off your grocery list, and spread the word by sharing the guide with your friends.

Click here to share the infographic on Facebook.

If you’re not on Facebook, click here to share the guide with your friends through our website.

Thanks for all you do,

–Nita, Shaunna, Kat, Karin and Malinda, the UltraViolet team


1. Organic Eden Foods’ quiet right-wing agenda, Salon, Thursday, April 11, 2013

Animals Ride Free

At least this cat did in England.

cat on the bus–making-10-mile-journeys-passengers-laps.html

And Moscovite dogs.

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Sylvia Archive: Animal Flaws

An intolerant cat and a dog who just wants to please. Sound familiar?

Thursday, June 6, 20136


Under The Covers & Over Sixty

Some people’s lives get less exciting as they get older.  And then there’s Joan Price… .  Roz Warren gives us some sizzling food for thought.

Image for General Intros


Sylvia Archive: Cats In Need

A helping hand for the Cats with Signs.  Click the strip for a larger comic.

Wednesday, June 5, 20123

Out Of Chaos

I wasn’t able to photograph any of the “Punk: Chaos to Couture” exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum.  Taking photos is forbidden, and they are not kidding.  I felt the penalty might be death.   Thank goodness there’s a link:


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Sylvia Archive: Meet Me At The Koi Pond

Princess of the Galaxy? What other titles does she deserve?

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Mini, Oversized, And Everything In Between

Claus Oldenburg has two exhibits at MoMA. One is a wonderful collection of early work, oversized hamburgers, underwear, blouses, household objects…lovely black and white drawings…downstairs in the atrium are two itty bitty museums, more like tunnels. One is the Mouse Museum, and the other the Ray Gun. I apologize for fuzziness in the photos; it was very dark in there. The Ray Gun museum is made up of found objects that look like guns, rusty shapes, old pieces of machinery…things that Oldenburg discovered in his neighborhood, odd bits of beauty. Worth traveling to see.
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This final shot is from Ray Gun museum. What i do love is his eye.  These are all found objects, and he sees their resemblance to guns.

Central Park In May

We cut through Central Park and came across a bunch of schoolgirls looking as if they  stepped out of the pages of “Madeline.”  They were wearing sailor hats and floating handmade boats in the lagoon.