Why Barilla is in hot water (pun intended), female drivers beware, and all things “Breaking Bad”, including some Gnarls Barkley for your Saturday.
From East of Eden:
*TIME, I know sales of traditional mags and papers are way down, but if I have to see one more inflammatory, better suited for the New York Post-tabloid like cover from you, I promise, I will NEVER buy your publication again. That breast feeding cover with the taunting “Are You Mom Enough?” was strike one.
*Getting Joel Stein, a Gen Xer, to write about our generation, is not fair. It comes off like grumpy, middle aged guy fist shaking. Look, twenty years ago, when the Boomers were blasting you, did you take it as wise counsel or… grumpy middle aged guy fist shaking? Yes, I thought so.
*Can we live? I mean really? Dismissing us all as abject failures or doomed because of the sour economy (which by the way, we DID NOT create) is… way too soon. Really. The oldest of us, depending on who you ask, is about 35 or 36, or 30 or 31. Meanwhile, the youngest, is in middle school. As should be painfully obvious, judging us this soon in the game is like calling an NBA game by the first quarter. Let us live, and history will tell our stories.
*Did you think sticking on that, “Why they’ll save us all”, will save your jerky cover? Because it doesn’t. You trashed us. It’s a lot like those meaningless “Everybody is a winner!” trophies they give to all the kids who bothered to show up at peewee softball. That consolation prize sucks. Save it.
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“Sworn virgins” (burrneshas in Albanian) are Albanian women who decide to ignore their female identity and live as men in the Balkans. Photographer Jill Peters traveled to Northern Albania to meet and photograph these women. The decision to live as men is more related to gender roles in the Albanian culture rather than a statement of sexuality; these women live their lives appearing as men.
Sworn virgins have existed for centuries. According to tradition dating back to the 15th century developed out of the Kanun, a tribal code of law, tribal clans from the Balkans considered families without a male presence as pariahs. When blood feuds decimated all the men in a family, the only way to salvage their honor was for a woman to become the patriarch of the clan and start acting like a man.
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Do you heart coloring just as much as when you were a kid? But find coloring the Bubleguppies a bit boring?
Here are the coloring books for you! Check out the top fifteen coloring books for adults here!
Erykah Badu (w/ The Flaming Lips)
If you thought Erykah was ‘bout it with “Window Seat”, check this out. But fair warning, NOT SAFE FOR WORK!