Barbie celebrated her 55th birthday on March 9, and now Average Barbie might exist in stores soon! Last summer, artist and researcher Nickolay Lamm showed us what a doll based on measurements of an average 19-year-old woman would look like. Today, that digital fantasy is actually ready for production. And in just the past few days, since debuting his project, Lamm has raised $236,231 to cover the costs of tooling, molding, and to meet the manufacturer's minimum order quantity. In turn, it's looking like a beautiful, "average"-looking doll is actually going to be available for girls to purchase!
You can see where this is going.... somebody snaps a pic of a person jogging and posts it to Facebook accusing her of "footslogging in the wrong direction", calls her out for wanting to "stop twice a lap" and points out the "sweat" that "drenches" her body.
(sarcasm) Great.... just great.
But then, the tone changes. The message becomes more inspirational and hopeful... and all of a sudden I'm torn. Read for yourself below...
(Some NSFW Language)
If you're the jogger... do you see this and smile or are you still offended by the way the message began??
BTW... you still have time to sign up for the KDF mini/marathon HERE. ;-)
So it all started with a simple Facebook post by UofL Social Media professor, Karen Freberg.... which turned into hundreds of students, faculty, staff and friends all participating in a remake of Pharrell's "Happy" video.
Ke$ha is back and out of rehab after completing a two month stint for an eating disorder.
And she's changed her name.... at least on Twitter. She changed her Twitter name from "@keshasuxx" to her real name "@KeshaRose," updated her bio to say "I'm a rainbow," and switched her display photo, header, and background.
Happy to be back! Feeling healthy & working on tons of new music🐱I can't thank my fans enough for all the love & support u have given me❤️️
Meet nine-year-old Cruz Colvin… a 3rd grader at St. Margaret Mary. He was adopted by John and Aimee Colvin at 6-months old from Guatemala, and was diagnosed just before Christmas with a rare blood disease (Aplastic Anemia). His best chance for a cure is a bone marrow transplant. Unfortunately, he has an uncommon HLA Typing (DNA) due to a gene found within the Hispanic population, and that makes it especially difficult to find a match.
Donors and patients who share the same ancestry are most likely to match. Be a part of CRUZade! A simple cheek swab is all that is needed to determine if someone is a match for someone like Cruz, in need of a life-saving transplant.
A fundraiser for CRUZade is going on this Monday, March 10 at Goose Creek Diner, 2923 Goose Creek Road. From 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., 25 percent of all sales will go to this cause.
See if you're a match at bone marrow drives set for Sunday, March 23, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Cruz' church, 7813 Shelbyville Road, and on Sunday, April 13, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at The Catholic Church of the Annunciation, 105 Main Street, Shelbyville, KY,
When the Louisville music community heard about thousands of dollars stolen from a 3-year-old with Leukemia, they stepped up in a big way. WDRB reports there's a benefit planned for Addie Roberts at Jim Porter's Good Time Emporium. On St. Patrick's Day, families can come between 6 and 9:30 p.m. There is a minimum donation of $10 per person to get in, but children five and under are free. Kyle Nunn, a former family friend, is now behind bars at Metro Corrections accused of stealing $9,000 from her charity, Addie's Army, by pretending to set up a Jason Aldean concert for her. Fifteen bands initially signed up to play, now there are 26. Mom's Music and Guitar Center children's bands are also expected to perform. "Jason Aldean's management has contacted us and said they'd like to provide merchandise, signed merchandise, to provide for the benefit that should accumulate a large amount of money."
A good Samaritan handed this homeless man a lottery ticket and then drove him to a convenience store to cash it in. The ticket wasn't a winner… but the homeless man didn't know that because he had made arrangements with the store clerk to give the homeless man $1,000.
Ya gotta hand it to the reporters who have to go out and report on the crappy conditions outside... cut to Steve Keeley of WTXF-TV in Philadelphia who was blasted with a wall of snow from a plow while reporting from the side of the road in Woodstown, N.J.
Coming off her performance at the Oscars, Idina Menzel joined Jimmy Fallon and The Roots to perform "Let It Go" on classroom instuments...
Here was her Oscar performance...
Jimmy Fallon - toy blocks, bass drum, Casio keyboard
Idina Menzel - triangle
Questlove - kazoo, jingle sticks
Mark Kelley - kazoo
Kamal Gray - xylophone
James Poyser - melodica
Luke - ukulele
Tuba Gooding Jr. - lemon shaker
Frank Knuckles - bongos
Black Thought -- tambourine, chimes