Weekly Quarterlife Links

July 30, 2008

Top Ten 80’s Toys

July 27, 2008

10. Transformers: Where is the killer remake of the My Little Ponies movie?

9. Cabbage Patch Dolls, Strawberry Shortcake, and California Raisins: Confusing the lines between things you take care of and things you eat.

8. My Buddy: It wasn’t a coincidence that the kids who had this toy had no other friends…

7. Legos: Its hard to finish the Medieval castle without all the pieces your dog ate. [Read more]

WTF for Friday, July 25th 2008

July 25, 2008

The Job Security Myth

July 24, 2008

I was raised in a Southern, blue-collar family. “Git r’ done, boy!” and “Does a bear shit in the woods?” were some of the typical phrases heard on a daily basis. I received a rifle for my 10th birthday. Like Bubba in Forrest Gump listing every shrimp dish, my Dad has a different boat for every type of boating activity you could possibly imagine: a flats boat, a deep sea boat, a bass boat, a ski boat, a john boat, a paddle boat, a canoe, a jet ski, etc. And now they’re contemplating the purchase of a pontoon boat.

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Weekly Quarterlife Links

July 23, 2008

Let’s Talk About Sex

July 21, 2008

It was the pre-opening night viewing, and Silver City was flanked by a mob of fans dressed to the nines: high heels, dresses, baubles, and gloss. The moment the red, velvet rope swung down from its shackle, they began strutting their way to the front and entered the theatre, licking their chops hungrily not for the Bulk Barn candy stashed in their purses (though it was a deliciously sneaky way to beat the system!) but for a long-awaited visit from Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte, and Samantha. Sex and the City was back, and I had front-row seats.

Before launching into what I actually thought of the film, I feel the need to say a significant something about the background of the television show, and the lack of attention this history has been given in a variety of reviews about SATC: The Movie. Like so many film adaptations, it really helps to know where a story comes from in order to understand how it went from one form of media to another. [Read more]

Top 10 Signs You Aren’t Health Conscious Enough

July 21, 2008

10. You’re healthy! You eat only organic products. They just happen to be organic white cheddar Cheetoes, organic chocolate, and organic macaroni and cheese.

9. Just watching those people on Sweatin’ to the Oldies makes you tired.

8. Tobacco is all-natural, right?

7. You think pilates are Italian cookies. [Read more]

WTF for Friday, July 18th 2008

July 18, 2008

Weekly Quarterlife Links

July 17, 2008

Quarterlife Qualms

July 17, 2008

Written By: Brittany Holsonback

A large, black outline of a flower covers the area on her lower neck as its stem swirls delicately from the petals down her upper back. She ties her brown hair, which usually falls just below her shoulders, back into a ponytail so that she can see the 3 X 2 inch tattoo in her reflection in the mirror. After admiring it for a long time, she lets her hair back down, making sure the tattoo is fully covered, and heads into the next room where her parents are watching TV. Sarah Barton, a senior at Auburn University, is 22 years old and desperately seeking independence from the warm, loving parents who raised her. She is experiencing a quarterlife crisis. And she is not alone.

This term, which was coined in 2001 by Abby Wilner and Alexandra Robbins, co-authors of Quarterlife Crisis: The Unique Challenges of Life in Your Twenties, has become a phenomenon unique to the current generation of twentysomethings. With more than 30 groups devoted to this topic on Facebook alone and almost 10,000 members of quarterlifecrisis.com, it has become a topic that cannot be ignored. Among the questions being raised are (1) why is this period of self-discovery, anxiety, and introspection unique to twentysomethings today, and (2) what is different about the issues twentysomethings face now as opposed to those our parents faced in the 60s and 70s?

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