Monthly Archives: November 2011

Pink and Princessy on UK TV is a no go.

If at any point I was searching for a reason as to why I continue to have the Daily Mail in my RSS feed, it’s news like this:

Jo Swinson, the current MP in the UK is not happy about the status quo in TV land. “Childrens television is sexist and lacking in strong female role models.”  And the MP added “programmes need more female lead characters who are not ‘pink and princessy’.”

Hrrrmmph. I recently had a meeting with a writer of a children’s television show for the US that had no/nada/zilch female NOR ethnic characters. WhatTheHuh? Children’s entertainment should at least try to not be misogynistic/classist/racist/etc. I figure at least give a child the chance to form their own world view, opinions, etc…instead of automatically turning them into closed-minded crappy adults.

And on the subject of kids tv: stop with all the shows about kids getting famous. We are going to end up with a heck of a delusional generation.

Hrrmph </3 (which means I do not likey at all.)

For other thoughts checkout…The Daily MailThe Mary Sue and Jezebel.

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The Wonderful Thing about Tiggers.

Pooh Corner Medications by danmeth. #17 in a Series of Pop-Cultural Charts.

 

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Rent It – Attack the Block

ATTACK THE BLOCK is finally opening today now available for your home entertainment entertaining. It is worth getting off your couch, watching 88 minutes of glorious alien carnage, and becoming a #blockhead. Trust.

Written and directed by Brit Joe Cornish and executive produced by Edgar Wright, ATB is non-stop action. The film first knocks you out of your comfort zone by introducing 6 teens in hoodies led by Moses (superbly acted by John Boyega) committing a straight-up crime and then 15 minutes later smacks you in the face because guess what? These are our heroes. Allow it!

When aliens decide to roll up into their hood they are not having it. It is inner city versus outer space (gotta love a good marketing tagline).

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Check It Out – The Beastie Boys

Spike Jonze behind the camera, and a little sumthin from Santigold.

This. Is. Dope. That’s all I have to say.

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Girl Scouts Develop Prosthetic Hand, Now Patenting Their Design

Ladies and Gentlemen...The Flying Monkeys!

Back in May, a group of Iowa Girl Scouts–known as “The Flying Monkeys”– were hard at work developing a prosthetic hand to help a three year old who was born without without fingers on her right hand be able to write. Now, the girls are getting their project patented, a remarkable feat for a group of kids aged 11 to 13.

For more on this awesomeness, continue reading at…The Mary Sue.

 

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The First is always a doozy…part deux

I have the fun task of migrating over cherry-picked previous posts from my tumbler to this brand new site. (For those that can be updated with fancy new info I will do my best.)

This part of my first post from July 18, 2011, still applies:

What is this thing you ponder? The Unapologetic Geek is the place to come when you are ready to commit to loving comics, SciFi/SyFY/Sci-Fi/Sci Fi, science, math, NSFW unicorns, discussions of web interfaces, urban fantasy, adultswim, HR Giger, Guillermo del Toro, Octavia Butler, vampires that don’t whine about being vampires, fast cars, robots, odd musings that may make sense one day maybe, anime, people with imaginations bigger than the world they live in…

…and yes, french fries. Transfat be damned.

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