Food+water=poop

It's a simple fact of life: put food and water together, mix it inside the human stomach for 12-72 hours, and voila!  Poop. As a Puru, I spend much of my time on the product, but this week I'm heading to a few cool NYC events that highlight the process.  This Thursday, April 14, I'll be at Cooper Union's Great Hall from 7-9pm for the Service to Sustainability Awards, and the launch of Water-Aid, USA: "a new initiative to ensure the purity of America's waters."   It's like two events for the price of one!  There'll be celebrities like Yoko Ono, Olympia Dukakis and Sabrina Artel of Trailer Talk, plus a lot of important people whose names we don't know!

Then, Saturday evening, I'm headed to Brooklyn for Sowing the Seeds, an event held in partnership with Food & Water Watch to get people involved in the upcoming Farm Bill .  We're going to be sprouting and fermenting with Barry Schwartz, learning 'bout the Bill (see Simple, Good and Tasty's primer here), and feeling ironic as we eat popcorn and watch King Corn, a documentary film about how corn has come to be the cream of all our crops.

Wishing you all the best of food and water, and may you enjoy peaceful pooping.

Shawn "The Puru" Shafner

Pooping on Purim

As Winter comes to a close and Spring buds begin bursting through the ground, the time has come to celebrate light, Lent and the eternal triumph of Good vs. Evil. For Jews around the world, this will manifest itself in the form of Purim--a holiday of endless joy where the reveler is commanded to drink so much, she can't tell the difference between good and evil, day and night, shit and gold.  Which is where we step in. The POOP Project is thrilled to be participating this year in YOU BETTER WORK, a homegrown Purim party Saturday, March 19 sponsored by Jews for Racial and Economic Justice (JFREJ) and Great Small Works, with support from PURSUE: Action for a Just World.  An art-full, fun-filled, liquor-heavy evening of dancing, music, cabaret--with the Puru on hand to sing the plumber's blues.

A VERY PRECARIOUS PURIM A PURIM FOR LOVERS AND LABORERS DANCING::MUSIC::PROCESSIONS::CABARET::INSTALLATIONS

7:30PM->LATE

St. Cecilia's
$12-20 SLIDING SCALE//NO ONE TURNED AWAY FOR LACK OF COSTUME OR CASH

COSTARRING: * Avi Fox-Rosen's Musical Madness * Schmeckel: 100% Trans Jews * Yiddish Princess * The Rude Mechanical Orchestra * Amazing Amy, the Yoga Yenta, and her Kosher Kontortion * Shawn "The Puru" Shafner * exHOTic other * Mira Stroika * Best Bites leyning megillah * Haman's Drag Race * DJ Shomi Noise * The Curious Shape of Hens * Delicious food for sale by Domestic Workers United

...and more!

L train to Graham Ave: walk down Graham towards the BQE, right on Richardson, at the corner of Richardson and N. Henry.

May you have Spring in your step and, as always, peaceful pooping.
Shawn "The Puru" Shafner