*Shakesville discusses the Katrina documentary Trouble the Water, takes on a couple of anti-fat ads, and attempts to construct a Unified Apatow Field Theory. In a similar vein, Collegehumor.com pictures life In an Apatow World.
*A great list of the ten easiest things dance songs ask of you. My favorite part:
I like the Men Without Hats, because they give you an option. You don’t have to dance. You can dance if you want to. If you do, you’ll end up doing the Safety Dance (whatever that is) with the Men Without Hats. If you don’t, they probably aren’t going to be your friend. And that’s fine, because if you don’t want to dance, it’s a safe bet you also don’t want to be friends with 80’s new wave dance/pop groups. It’s good that they set that down, because it’s going to make sure that they get to hang out with the people who really want to hang out with them, instead of all the people who are just doing it to be nice.
I also like that the Men Without Hats leave open the possibility that they’re not going to dance either. It’s not “You can dance with me, because I’ll be dancing anyway” — It’s all conditional.
“We can dance if we want to. We can leave your friends behind.”
“Sure, Men Without Hats! Sounds great!”
“On second thought, nah, I don’t really want to. Let’s keep hanging out with your friends.”
*NYT on thinness in male models.
*Alas on Dora the Explorer’s makeover.
*The Mongoose Chronicles examines a misogynist ad.
*Womanist Musings thinks about the racist implications of a John Lennon song.