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Cultural Literacy for Old People - The Morning News
"Are they visual artists? Cultural critics? Their main talent seems to be an ability to stand in front of a mirror holding a phone. If they have gained this many followers for doing so little, what do their futures hold? The safest bet is to fear them."
themorningnews  kfan  internet  celebrity  youth  star  instagram  disney  boyband  pop  meme  writing  2013  2010s 
april 2013 by cluebucket
Tiger Beatdown › Guess What? Shaming People For Being Fat Doesn’t Magically Make Them Thin!
"On the surface, encouraging people of all ages to eat more fresh food and exercise in safe and enjoyable ways if possible seems like generally sound advice. It would be better if it came with a side of actually enabling those activities, like addressing huge disparities in the food system and providing children with safe places to get outdoors and move around. This information, however, is usually delivered alone, and in this heavyhanded shaming format, one which primarily sets up fat people as targets of bullying and abuse; visitors to ‘Habit Heroes’ would learn that fat is your own fault and that fat people are bad, rather than learning more about the complex social, dietary, genetic, and other factors involved in weight. They would also learn that it’s acceptable to target fat people for commentary and ‘advice’ because it would be ‘for their own good.’ And they wouldn’t learn about the difficulties involved in accessing fresh food and exercise."
tigerbeatdown  fat  shame  body_image  health  society  healthcare  insurance  disney  food  epcot  themepark  strong4life  lesley_kinzel  marilyn_wann  adios_barbie  yoni_freedhoff  s._e._smith  habit_heroes  2012  2010s  21st_century 
march 2012 by cluebucket
Fake Mickey Mouse statues at the Beijing Olympics
A little over a year has passed since China’s fake Disneyland was exposed and forced to clean up its act, but high profile examples of international trademark violations seem to still exist in Beijing. With two weeks to go until the start of the Olympics, the Japanese press has discovered that Beijing has built fake Mickey Mouse statues to celebrate the games.

Below is a news report from Fuji TV (with screen capture images under it).

Japan’s TBS news also covered the mouse statues, and in both video reports, Beijing residents asked about the statues believed the character depicted was Mickey Mouse.

How did the local city government respond when asked by the press about the mouse statues? Pink Tentacle has reported the following (from the Yomiuri):

When asked about the resemblance to Mickey, a spokesperson replied, “They have square holes in their ears. They are not copies.” The spokesperson suggested the statues are unique because they incorporate the themes of old Chinese coins (the square holes), the year of the rat, the Olympics and the financial district into the design. However, children passing by the statues were seen pointing and saying, “Look! It’s Mickey!”

Do you think these statues look like Mickey Mouse?



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General_Japan  Technology  bejing  disney  mickey_mouse  olympics  from google
july 2008 by cluebucket

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