[lbo-talk] Politics of DIY

Carrol Cox cbcox at ilstu.edu
Sun Jan 23 11:25:37 PST 2011

O.K. DIY is simply the nth version of change the world through personal conduct? I guess I don't have to read the other posts on it.


-----Original Message----- From: lbo-talk-bounces at lbo-talk.org [mailto:lbo-talk-bounces at lbo-talk.org] On Behalf Of Doug Henwood Sent: Sunday, January 23, 2011 1:15 PM To: lbo-talk at lbo-talk.org Subject: Re: [lbo-talk] Politics of DIY

On Jan 23, 2011, at 1:45 PM, shag carpet bomb wrote:

> So, if you can't go retro with your home furnishings, if retro martini
shakers are just soooooooo 2004, whaddya gonna do? Knit! Make kitchen curtains out of burlap rice sacks! Can't sew? Even better: so authentic and rustic!

My mother used to make dresses out of old towels. It was a mix of extreme frugality and self-punishment (with some serious psychological issues thrown in) and it always depressed me. I'd much rather save up my pennies and go to Agnes B.

> Srslytho, I was just bitching about something similar at facebook: the
boing-boing blog tendency to host endless articles on DIY projects, often featuring sappy effusions on the fine art of making your own damn dressings.

Lauren Weber, author of In Cheap We Trust


makes her own laundry detergent. When I asked her if maybe she undervalued her time, she rejected that out of hand.

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