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2011-06-05 08:45 pm

1998 called, they want their fifteeen minutes of fame, please.

"For those who missed it, Barbies manufacturer Mattel sent The Body Shop a cease and desist order after posters featuring Ruby - a self proclaimed Anti-Barbie spokesperson started appearing in American shop windows. This banned advertisement was also forbidden to be hung up in the Hong Kong Mass Transit Railway. The complaints included her “nude and nippless figure” being exposed to the public which offended people in the US and China."

Snopes says it ain't really so wah wah as the internets would have it seem, but I would have bought a Ruby doll.

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2010-10-03 01:00 pm

Repost ....

Originally posted by [personal profile] neo_prodigy at Spirit Day

It’s been decided. On October 20th, 2010, we will wear purple in honor of the 6 gay boys who committed suicide in recent weeks/months due to homophobic abuse in their homes at at their schools. Purple represents Spirit on the LGBTQ flag and that’s exactly what we’d like all of you to have with you: spirit. Please know that times will get better and that you will meet people who will love you and respect you for who you are, no matter your sexuality. Please wear purple on October 20th. Tell your friends, family, co-workers, neighbors and schools.

RIP Tyler Clementi, Seth Walsh (top)
RIP Justin Aaberg, Raymond Chase (middle)
RIP Asher Brown and Billy Lucas. (bottom)

REBLOG to spread a message of love, unity and peace.

Post this to your journal!
lorena: (Default)
2010-01-01 08:13 pm

Happy New Year. :-)

Good Luck and take care of yourselves.
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2009-05-20 10:18 pm

Are you there, blog? It's me, Margaret.

I went to a local writer's meeting recently to catch up on trends and technology. Interesting that a discussion on blogging came up; as old technologies die off, new ones take their place. I was glad I spoke up and turned some of the "old guard" onto new directions our mutual profession can take with blogging and the like.

I remember myself so long ago, a budding young author, writing to Judy Blume. I got a letter back from her secretary. Such a popular author didn't answer her own correspondence, and form letters were the norm.

And yet, a few weeks back, I got an email from her (An appeal on behalf of Planned Parenthood, I believe). I bet she's got a blog, too. We all do, authors big (her) and small (raises hand). Times are changing. We've got projects, we've got ideas, and some of us are really taking advantage of this new webby space and making it happen.

A big round of applause for all of us, we've come a long way personally, professionally, and technologically. Long way from my first attempts at writing with a much-worn little red spiral note book with a few blank pages and two sentences of "hook" that never went anywhere.
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2009-04-22 07:15 pm

Happy Earth Day!

Go save it, we'll need it later.