Friday Night Links 17 May 2013
May 17, 2013 §
Okay, most of my posts this week were links to other stuff, but here are a few more…
On Monday, some 20-somethings got b*tt-hurt about Meg Jay’s talk on 20-somethings. Apparently, some 20-somethings think you’re still a “youth” in your 20s, and the motto “Life is short” no longer applies. (Blogger Thu-Huong Ha does have some sensible things to say, but they’re mostly Meg Jay quotes.)
If my father’s house had a mantra, it would be “Life is long.” I was infused with the belief that I could do anything I wanted, at any age. No one likes thinking about life as a series of limitations, and certainly no woman likes to think of herself as a ticking time bomb.
From NY Post: there’s a new way to jump the line at Disney World. I think it’s a great idea.
Some wealthy Manhattan moms have figured out a way to cut the long lines at Disney World — by hiring disabled people to pose as family members so they and their kids can jump to the front… The “black-market Disney guides” run $130 an hour, or $1,040 for an eight-hour day.
Stoya, on the political influence of art:
If it takes giant, gorgeous paintings with curlicues and gold leaf to get me interested in the global financial crisis, then those pretty images are an important step on the path to awareness. If a fashion-news article on Casey Legler’s career modeling menswear inspires people to examine their views on gender, then I see it as visually appealing and good. We’ve had very different experiences and I disagree with many of Aurora Snow’s opinions, but I’m glad she’s out there writing things that make people think and using her popularity as an adult star to put her articles in front of more eyeballs.
And if Pacific Rim isn’t enough for you, there’s also Atlantic Rim: