I’m not going to say this is one of life’s eternal questions…but it sorta is.
Why do LEGO minifigures have holes in their heads?
I always thought they were there to make it easier to attach hair and hat pieces. But according to LEGO, it’s for a far more practical and serious reason.
The holes are there in case little kids swallow the heads, so they can still breathe through their windpipe.
You learn something new every day.
- TW: Partial Nudity, Explicit Lyrics, Sexual Content
Seattle boylesque troupe Mod Carousel created their own version of Robin Thicke’s controversial (and catchy) single “Blurred Lines”—they changed the lyrics, rerecorded the vocals, and restaged the video with all of the genders swapped. The result is pretty amazing. And I love their explanation of the philosophy behind the project:
It’s our opinion that most attempts to show female objectification in the media by swapping the genders serve more to ridicule the male body than to highlight the extent to which women get objectified and does everyone a disservice. We made this video specifically to show a spectrum of sexuality as well as present both women and men in a positive light, one where objectifying men is more than alright and where women can be strong and sexy without negative repercussions.
Really interesting article about how the perceptions of sex (especially sex drive) have basically reversed gender roles in the past few hundred years.
…and no matter what the outcome is, women still seem to end up at home.