Thursday, May 01, 2008

Daily Lynx

Haven't done the Daily Lynx in awhile. These are pretty spectacular, plus there is a secret message below written in code.

1. Take a look at America's Most Lustful Cities. I'm always suspicious of the criteria these "groups" use to determine such things, but it is at least interesting. Although, that said, how did Ohio get two cities in the top ten? And Maryland gets two too? Weird.

2. From Lady Jane Scarlett (who would have posted herself, but is on a self-imposed sabbatical while she mourns the death of Mohandas Gandhi), we have Star Wars in an Urban Setting. These are really sweet. I think my favorite are the two with the Imperial Guards. Probably because that red really pops, you know?

3. From Bear, we have Hot for Words. There's no real way to describe what's going on here. Basically Marina (seen above), is a philologist, which means she studies linguistics and etymology. She explains word origins in her little videos, all while...well, you have to see for yourself. It's totally safe for work, but you might never be the same again. Actually, I'll embed one of the videos, so you can see what I mean.

4. Finally, in a slightly different direction, you've no doubt heard about the questionable pictures of Miley Cyrus in Vanity Fair. The funny part is Disney getting all up in arms. Not So Fast, says Slate Magazine, who points out a Disney underwear ad in China. The picture in the article is in no way pornographic or anything like that, and one would think I would jump at the chance to show a 13 year old in her underwear, as part of a "legitimate news story." But I just feel uncomfortable with people googling "disney," "underage" and "panties" and coming here. So it's on Slate if you want to take a look. And just last night I was flipping through the channels and saw on some show called TMZ that they also send cartoon-based bras and panties overseas with underage models in them.

Look, I'm not a prude, and I don't know where the line is. I mean, tasteful underwear for a 12 year old is no different than a swimsuit, and we wouldn't have a problem with that, right? I don't know, though....something about it just doesn't sit right with me. And for damn sure Disney has a lot of nerve getting all up in arms over the Miley Cyrus shoot.

(And forget about Miley and family getting upset. Vanity Fair went to far as to release a video that shows the family there on the day of the shoot. AND, the pictures were digital, which means they saw them right then. This is a case of a story going south and people looking for cover.

1 comment:

Bogart said...

C'mon now Hype...let's think on Ohio for more than a nanosecond. 75% of the residents of Cincinnati are Catholic (I do not know the demographics for Columbus). NOW is it obvious why so many condoms are sold here?!? To quote the monsigniour, "Duh!"