J Crew WTFkery

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So I’ve been skimming the interwebs the last few days trying to distract myself, and I came across some pretty weird crap.  Not that I want to get into full on discussions about it here or anything, but I thought I’d throw some of it up here for the peanuts to see. So here we have J. Crew and this picture of the CEO painting her 5 year old son’s toenails pink. It’s in the catalog and apparently it means that the transgender apocalypse is coming. Or something. The article is ridiculous, btw. Why don’t we chastise women for showing their ankles while we’re at it? I honestly don’t understand the argument. After all, if the picture were of a girl playing with a truck in the mud, would anyone care? Lifestyles and clothing have been changing for as long as people have been around and strangely enough the world… Read more

For Your Amusement…

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Occasionally I have been known to be somewhat of a dork. It’s probably true for me most of the time…though some days I astound even myself. (Yes, you may feel free to point and laugh next time you see me. It’s okay. I’m used to it.) Anyway, a few weeks ago, I mentioned that I’d gotten a chance to hang on David Garrett’s tour bus for a little while with Marcus Wolf…which partially resulted in him giving me a bottle of Perrier water from the bus cooler. <== Said infamous bottle. Yes. I kept it. Yes. Me. Dork. Me. Duh. I think I promised threatened to make it into an office mascot of sorts. And so I have ==> It’s okay. No need to hide the laughing.  And yeah, just imagine what I could accomplish if I spent this much time on something constructive?  >_<… Read more

One Of These Things is Not Like the Others

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When I went to Disney World for RWA this year, I picked up a few little gifts for the kids. Among them was a set of little princess dolls for Lucy. She hates them. I don’t know why, but they’ve remained in my suitcase for nearly two months now. Untouched. Unloved. So I took them out this weekend and gave them a quick once over. And you can see they’re all sorta rosy and vacant looking. Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and Ariel. And then there’s Belle. Poor Belle. Belle looks…sallow, compared to the others. Wan and pale. The outcast. Is it because she’s French? The solo brunette in the bunch? The one princess who wasn’t bespelled in some fashion? It took me a while, but then I figured it out. Clearly, Belle is some sort of undead doll. I’d say zombie…but she’s French. So, I think by all the tropes that exist,… Read more