The Little Girl from the 1981 LEGO Ad is All Grown Up, and She’s Got Something to Say (via Women You Should Know)
“In 1981,” explains Giordano, “LEGOs were ‘Universal Building Sets’ and that’s exactly what they were…for boys and girls. Toys are supposed to foster creativity. But nowadays, it seems that a lot more toys already have messages built into them before a child even opens the pink or blue package. In 1981, LEGOs were simple and gender-neutral, and the creativity of the child produced the message. In 2014, it’s the reverse: the toy delivers a message to the child, and this message is weirdly about gender.”
"the toy delivers a message to the child"—oh MAN.
I used to love Legos, but now they are so strange - weirdly gendered and the vast majority are geared towards building a specific thing (that has been decided for you).
I play Legos with the children in my life and I miss the freedom of building ANYTHING we want.
I love this post so much
my hand slipped
with their new hit song, “Randomly Searching 4 U”
I am re-reblogging just because that was so good
I think this one’s an Always Reblog, because the picture, the illustration, and the song title are just too damn perfect together.
I love this every time it comes across my dash but I’ve never reblogged it. FIXED!
I can’t decide if Taylor or Nikki’s reaction is better
this video has been on the net since october 2009, nearly 5 years, and i can count on one hand the number of times i’ve been able to sit through the whole thing
Satuday Night Game: invite your friends. Play the video. See who lasts longer without cringing. Winner gets FOAAAAM XDD RAWr
That was the most annoying thing I’ve ever seen.
Never heard of this video…. Curiosity killed the cat… I’m the fucking cat.
I think I have internal bleeding
I guess I don’t get it? It’s a couple of young women, excited about something likely related to a hobby they have, feeling really goofy. I mean, sure, yelling at random cars is less than ideal, but I see far more upsetting and offensive behavior than this every day.
Do your thing, ladies. Love that foam. Giggle and be goofy with your friends. Don’t yell at strangers from you car.
And show us what you made with the foam!
I love coffee shops in general, but ever since we had our first look here, Nina’s has become super special.
Oh great, I’m an MNU bureaucrat. Or a prawn.
I’m the village witch! I get to fly around on a broom and have a smart-alek black cat for my best friend!
I’m a small-town frontier sheriff. In a town populated mostly by lizards, rodents, and other various desert creatures.
I’m Captain America.
A young peasant maid working in the house of painter, to become his talented assistant and the model for one of his most famous works.
I’m five plucky talking golden retriever puppies, then.
I’m the Doctor.
Fuck yeah. Now where’s my sonic?