I love all of the ‘Thrift Store Gore’ posts from The Little Big Blog, but this one about “The Ungame” is too awesome for words. Even though it’s basically a train-wreck marketed as group entertainment, I can’t help but want to play it at some sort of cocktail-fueled get-together.
I enjoyed a weekend-long Firefly / Serenity marathon (love those guys!) and yes, I’m a massive geek, but I wants this cutaway map of Serenity. I love that the internet is full of enough nerdy creative peeps that beautiful things like this are made. Number 1 awesome thing about the intertubes.
This, on the other hand, makes me feel sick and angry. I’m absolutely horrified by how all girl’s toys (aka My First Role Model, because let’s face it, when girls are 5 or 6, they love those ponies and dolls and princesses the same way they will people they look up to later) are all so shiny and slutty and – most importantly – *samey* now. Way to teach our kids that they are only pretty if they fit this one tiny, unattainable category now!! Fist bump! It’s becoming downright creepy the way everyone looks the same now. And that added to the notion that women are now supposed to be positively skeletal to be pretty … and then we have episodes of Glee telling us that eating disorders are bad and 250% more candy in Candyland. Seriously, people, this is so out of hand. I feel so sad for little girls today, with everyone pulling on them in every direction: even My Little Ponies are telling them to be skinnier and sluttier (don’t even get me started on Rainbow Brite, I almost cried!) and then they have candy and junk and snacks jammed at them while everyone tells even the littlest critters that they’re obese. Damn, I feel sad enough for us grown-up girls, I’d hate to be young in this environment. Ok, rant over. Sigh. Update: Speak of the devil. Disney has removed their shameful “update” of Brave’s Merida. What the hell were they thinking?! Who decided that girls can’t have a tough, sensible heroine to look up to?! Ugh.
Again, no links to share this week, I’m not sure why except that I’ve been oddly busy and not trawling around on the internet as much lately? Whatever the case, here’s some wonderful beautiful treasures from Flickr for you to investigate and, hey, don’t forget to enter my giveaway!!