Mad Quickies

Mad Quickies: #1000BlackGirlBooks, Bad Movie Science, Linguistics in Disney, and More!

Hey everybody! I’m trying my hand at the Quickies this week. I think this is where I say something exciting, like To the Quickies and Beyond! How was that?

24-year old Florence “Flow” Adepoju has founded a lipstick brand that makes shades designed first and foremost for black skin tones, which has gained it a cult following. Via Courtney.

In the same vein, 11-year-old Marley Dias got “sick of reading about white boys and dogs” and has started a book drive, called #1000BlackGirlBooks, that rounds up books with black female leads. Via Courtney.

A team of linguists have examined a bunch of Disney films and determined that they say some damaging things about gender roles. Who knew movies about princesses would include so much talking by men?

Do your mind a favor and BLOW IT by watching some of these mesmerizing kinetic sculptures by Anthony Howe.

This video runs down the bad science in sci-fi movies like Jurassic Park, Lucy, and Armageddon. Via CriticalDragon1177

Featured image screencapped from Anthony Howe’s video Switchback.

Ashley Hamer

Ashley Hamer (aka Smashley) is a saxophonist and writer living in Chicago, where she performs regularly with the funk band FuzZz and jazz ensemble Big Band Boom. She also does standup comedy, sort of, sometimes. Her tenor saxophone's name is Ladybird.

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