27.3.05


There's a great film to be made about the Rock and Roll Camp for Girls in Portland, USA. The Rock and Roll Camp for Girls started off as a one-off camp in the summer of 2000, but demand was such that not only did the camp return the following year, but also developed into a Girls Rock Institute offering block lessons, practice space (boys allowed if the majority of band members are female), private lessons, and worshops (such as making experimental music videos, or self-defence for females aged 10-18.) How rad is that? Perhaps I can force my friend Jule to make a documentary about it. Hormonally-charged adolescent girls, feminism, drumsticks, sparkly eye-shadow, catfights, underage skate boys... it'd be like a cross between Thirteen (because you'd have to get their totally hip riot grrl mamas in there too), Josie and the Pussycats, and School of Rock. Wow!



Now course everybody knows that the greatest insult you can give a lady who isn't, like, a size 8, is to accidentally call her pregnant. (I mean, the greatest insult while you're still trying to be nice to her - we're not talking calling her a grotacious piggy while throatraping her mother or anything.) Seems the commuters of London town agree, and are so keen to avoid the 'accidentally calling a fat woman pregnant' scenario that they've stopped offering their seats to ladies who might be pregnant altogether. So London Transport are pioneering a Baby on Board badge scheme. Now someone just needs to create a 'not pregnant, just fat' badge to avoid any further confusion, along with, ooh, 'I am drunk please wake me up before Manor House' and 'Dude, there's just no way you're going to convert us to Christianity, no matter how presentable you are, so just give it up', and we're laughing.


Other links: Blogosphere dominated by white, straight males; A spectactular display of (misogynistic) stupidity by someone who clearly still believes that there's a difference between the internet and real life; A 'marriage is SO gay' wifebeater vest; Doggles is one thing, but Dog Condoms (lubricated and meat-flavoured)? prove that some people are clearly far too over-protective of their pets; ...and finally, Goaste.cx wanted to speak to us as part of their 'Internet Celebrities - a chat with them' page (the interview was very revealing).

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