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Misty Copeland is excited for girls to see a Barbie with ‘muscles and brown skin’

Source: Mashable

Barbie's latest doll is on point.

Ballerina Misty Copeland is the newest star to get her own Barbie, part of the company's "You Can Be Anything" campaign. Copeland's Mattel treatment comes almost a year after the dancer made history by becoming the first African American woman to be named a principal ballerina with the prestigious American Ballet Theatre.

The doll has been in the works for two years — a tough secret to keep but well worth the wait, Copeland tells Mashable.

"It's just so exciting for this generation of kids to be able to see a Barbie that has muscles and brown skin and a bust and thighs, and for her to be a ballerina," Copeland says.

Read more: http://mashable.com/2016/05/02/misty-copeland-barbie/#V3tem2CckuqI

Lol... Barbara Boxer is trolling Cruz/Fiorina on Twitter:

@TedCruz talks tough on Iran, but his “running mate” was soft on Iran when she skirted the law to sell them computer parts.

— Barbara Boxer (@BarbaraBoxer) April 27, 2016

Slogan idea for the Cruz/Fiorina “ticket”: “Mean & Meaner”

— Barbara Boxer (@BarbaraBoxer) April 27, 2016

Cruz/Fiorina= a perfect match. He wants to ship immigrants out and she’s a champion at shipping jobs out.

— Barbara Boxer (@BarbaraBoxer) April 27, 2016

Cruz thinks Fiorina will help in California. Maybe he doesn’t know Carly left after she lost by a million votes?

— Barbara Boxer (@BarbaraBoxer) April 27, 2016

I predict that the latest @CarlyFiorina merger will be as successful as her last one.

— Barbara Boxer (@BarbaraBoxer) April 27, 2016

Via: http://addictinginfo.org/2016/04/28/barbara-boxer-destroys-carly-fiorina-after-shes-announced-as-ted-cruzs-v-p-tweets/

Rescue Dogs Adopt Potato

Source: Bored Panda

Pikelet and Patty Cakes are two rescue dogs that haven’t forgotten what it means to be orphaned. That’s why they take such good care of other orphaned puppies (and sometimes even ducks!) that their humans foster on behalf of Wollongong Animal Rescue Network Inc.

Their newest “foster bro” is a puppy called Potato. He was one of seven 5-week-old puppies taken from their mum to be sold at a pet store. He and his siblings had wounds, worms, mange and fleas. They were also weak and dehydrated. But as you can see from these adorable pictures, Pikelet and Patty Cakes are determined to help him recover with some good old-fashioned fraternal love. Anybody who thinks that man is a dog’s best friend only needs to look at this wonderful trio to understand that a dog’s best friends are actually Pikelet and Patty Cakes!

More: http://www.boredpanda.com/rescue-dogs-new-puppy-best-friends-potato-life-of-pikelet/

A ’70s Board Game Designed to Teach Players About Race, Housing, and Privilege

Source: Slate


This 1970 board game, Blacks & Whites, created by the magazine Psychology Today, anticipated Scalzi's argument, designing game play to teach adult players about racial privilege and housing. (This particular copy of Blacks & Whites sold at auction in New York yesterday.)

The game, a sideways adaptation of Monopoly, allows players to choose white or black identities."Black" players start the game with $10,000; "white" players with $1,000,000. Rules for each of the game's four housing zones—in "Estate Zone," players playing as black could buy "only when they have one million dollars in assets"—are calibrated to make it hard for the "black" players to climb out of their initial cash deficits. "The goal of the game is to achieve economic equality," writes Swann Auction Galleries' Wyatt H. Day, "yet the game is strategically designed to make a black win impossible."

Read more: http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_vault/2016/04/01/the_game_blacks_and_whites_from_1970_taught_about_race_housing_and_privilege.html

Prince’s Hair Styles From 1978 To 2013 (plus Broadway honors Prince)

Prince was as much a master of reinvention as he was a master of his craft. He changed his name at least seven times and spanned several genres with his music. He played various instruments and he was a producer, an actor, and a director as well as a legendary singer and song writer. Oh, and he also changed his hairstyle 36 times between 1978 and 2013.

As you can see from the below illustrations by artist and set designer Gary Card, Prince was never out of style. Prince WAS style, and unlike most popular musicians today, he didn’t just follow the trends. He SET the trends, and while he may no longer be with us, he’ll still be inspiring generations of musicians and artists for many decades to come.

RIP Prince.


Whatever happened to Hillary's Thx Box?

I see at least one person received it:

Castle fans: ABC dumped Stana Katic (Kate Beckett) & Tamala Jones (Lanie Parish)

Bubble Burst Bernie

Photographer captures stunning photos of dancers in the streets of Cuba

Source: Mashable

On his recent trip to Cuba, photographer Omar Robles captured remarkable snapshots of ballet dancers expressing their art throughout the nation's culture-filled streets.

With 135,000 Instagram followers, Robles is known for his stunning photographs of dancers performing against cityscapes and urban backgrounds.

Robles told Mashable that visiting Cuba has been a lifelong dream. While he was there, he had the pleasure of getting to know some local dancers.

As he mentioned in his blog post, Cuban dancers are some of the best trained in the world — which is another reason he was eager to visit.

Read more: http://mashable.com/2016/04/16/omar-robles-photography-cuban-dancers/#OiFMCEy7NZqj

Acrostic Beat Poem Generator

Put in your user name and see what pops out! http://www.carbonpictures.com/pepper/beatpoemgenerator/


Forget Mindfucking You...The Suburbs

Dirt grits beneath me feet
Exhilarating high
My cat clawed my eye
My cat clawed my eye
I warn you of the fate
Because I don't say it, don't mean I ain't thinking it
Life's fabric is corrupt
Up here in the air, this will never hurt
Exhilarating high

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