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While Tammy’s literary tastes miss the mark a bit, you might notice that her wardrobe and her body are a bit, um, not like Barbie.
My mom never gave me a Barbie, and it was on these grounds.   Thanks, Mom!   It was all Tammy, all the time.   Mom and one of her sorority sisters made Tammy a truly awesome wardrobe.
At some point I remember gathering my own resources to purchase a Barbie…my friends all had Barbie.  
#sigh

While Tammy’s literary tastes miss the mark a bit, you might notice that her wardrobe and her body are a bit, um, not like Barbie.

My mom never gave me a Barbie, and it was on these grounds.   Thanks, Mom!   It was all Tammy, all the time.   Mom and one of her sorority sisters made Tammy a truly awesome wardrobe.

At some point I remember gathering my own resources to purchase a Barbie…my friends all had Barbie.  

#sigh

newyorker
newyorker:

Hua Hsu on scenes from the New York City’s pre-gentrification graffiti subculture:

“I remember seeing stickers by COST and his partner, REVS, everywhere: on buildings, trucks, cranes, ladders, lampposts, crosswalk signals, stop signs. It troubled me that I could not decode their meaning. What were they selling? When I learned that the answer was nothing, I was confused and then astonished.”

Photograph courtesy Artists Public Domain/Cinema Conservancy

I’ve been seeing COST stickers again.  What happened to REVS?

newyorker:

Hua Hsu on scenes from the New York City’s pre-gentrification graffiti subculture:

“I remember seeing stickers by COST and his partner, REVS, everywhere: on buildings, trucks, cranes, ladders, lampposts, crosswalk signals, stop signs. It troubled me that I could not decode their meaning. What were they selling? When I learned that the answer was nothing, I was confused and then astonished.”

Photograph courtesy Artists Public Domain/Cinema Conservancy

I’ve been seeing COST stickers again. What happened to REVS?

The Bangles cover “Hazy Shade of Winter,” which to my surprise the other day I learned was a Simon and Garfunkel song. 

I knew it wasn’t an original Bangles song — if it had been a final Jeopardy question, I would have probably called it as a Byrds tune.

And for the record, I was more of a Go-Gos fan.   The Bangles, so derivative.  Heh heh.   This one endures, though.   A good cover.

And the video memories of the truly awful (in my memory) film version of Less than Zero (I think)?  Sigh.   I’m pretty sure I paid $4.50 to see that in a theatre back in the day.

Happy Cover Friday.

npr

npr:

You may not know the name Homer Laughlin, a china factory in Newell, W. Va., but you’ll likely recognize — or have eaten off of — its most famous product: brightly colored, informal pottery called Fiesta.

While most of America’s china factories have closed, unable to compete with “made in China” or Japan or Mexico, Homer Laughlin, which set up shop on the banks of the Ohio River in 1873, is still going strong. It employs about 1,000 people.

Linda Wertheimer takes us into the depths of the factory — which feels like a relic from a different time — to show us how Fiesta has kept this company going.

Photos/GIFs by Ross Mantle for NPR