Friday, April 25, 2014

The Good, the Bad, and the Curious (Links!)

Here's what I've been reading that made me smile (The Good), cry (The Bad), and think (The Curious).

The Good
I hesitate to put this in "The Good" because it didn't so much make me smile as make my abs hurt in empathy, but this teen girl setting a world record with an hour and twenty minute plank is pretty amazing.

Barbell Denim is proposing to make jeans that will fit muscular legs. The product's a great idea, and the response (they've met their Kickstarter goal several times over) demonstrates the need to stop using fashion to promote such a narrow definition of an acceptable body.  

World Book Night was this week. It's a thing I didn't know existed, but a friend of mine participated, and it's kind of an amazing idea. 
Previously unseen Kurt Vonnegut drawings?! Be still my heart.

I know I'm a little late for Easter, but is there ever really a wrong time to play a quiz on movies recreated with Peeps?

A married couple each lost a limb in the Boston Marathon bombing. This service dog is giving them hope.

This isn't really a link, but it made me smile. I got derby head shots from Lynn Terry Photos.

The Bad
The portrayal of Cliven Bundy as some kind of American hero complexes me so thoroughly. Jon Stewart captures my confusion and frustration perfectly.

Hip Mama's magazine was banned from newsstands because there is a woman breastfeeding on it. Nevermind that the picture shows less of her breast than most of the magazine covers. It's not the breast we're offended by; it's the idea that a woman might use them for something other than sexual voyeurism for others.

The Curious
Check out this teenager's fight to end gender discrimination one McDonald's toy at a time.

Could volunteer work be the answer to the student loan problem?

Why do we like to spoil movies?

What have you been reading (or writing) lately?

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