Transcending the Gender Divide: Trends/Events of the 00s

Inspired by an on-line discussion group, I gave some thought to promising trends from the past decade that I believe may help to transcend the gender divide as we head into this new decade....!Trends/events of the decade to acknowledge:1.Young women are outstripping men in college attendance, GPA, collegehonors/awards and degree completion...what will this mean for the nextdecade as more and more highly qualified women continue to enter the...more

Ponyo: Enviro-a-gogo

In many of Hayao Miyazaki's anime masterpieces, water waves, ripples and eddies provide a fascinating back-canvas to his hand-drawn cel animation. It stands to reason then, that he'd eventually create a film about the ocean. In his recent animated feature, "Ponyo," breath-taking visuals of undulating jellyfish and prehistoric undersea creatures accompany an eco-friendly story about a goldfish who wants to become a walking, talking, real live girl.  ...more

Kate Winslet & "Slumdog Millionaire" Are Big Winners At The 2009 Golden Globes

Actress Kate Winslet and a little film called "Slumdog Millionaire" were the big winners at last night's Golden Globes.  Winslet was astounded as she took home two Golden Globes, one for "Revolutionary Road" and one for "The Reader." While "Slumdog Millionaire," the story of an orphan from the Mumbai slums of India who tries to win a million dollars on a TV game show swept the movie awards with four.  Danny Boyle the winning director for "Slumdog Millionaire" said in ...more

Hi Jen,

I read your post and loved it!

You and I were on the same page about a ...more

Internet Influencers Win an Epic Golden Globe

Tina Fey scored another award for her brilliant baby 30 Rock: a new Golden Globe award last night for Best Performance by an Actress.  Her acceptance speech was fabulous.  Heartfelt and funny just as you would expect, but mostly fabulous because she gave props to the power of Internet publishing. Tina's acceptance speech began by acknowledging that she knows she has been fortunate to have an exceptional year and is grateful for the reception her work has received. ...more

You know, I have to admit that, given the chance to stand in a room full of every camera in ...more

"So So Sorry Sarah" (Palin) by Suji Gogo is here:

For a laugh, check out this anti Sarah Palin song, "So So Sorry Sarah" by Suji Gogo at: ...more

Political Comedy Videos Are Not Just For SNL & Why Aren't There Any Pro-McCain Parodies?

You've seen the SNL election parodies and sketches: Tina Fey as Sarah Palin thanking elementary school students for helping her prepare for her debate with Joe Biden; Jason Sudeikis as Joe Biden saying he'd take a bullet for his good friend John McCain...but McCain is "mentally unstable;" Even the real Joe Biden cracked up at that one.  Then there's the SNL town hall meeting debate where Chris Parnell as Tom Brokaw keeps hilariously cutting off the candidates to save time.  ...more

Hi Gwynneth,

You've thought a lot about this, haven't you?   I'm not so sure that ...more

Stephanie Fierman On DVDs And Diapers (or, Why Do Businesses Not Understand Women, Part 2)

In August, I wrote a post titled “Stephanie Fierman On Beer And Blahniks.” (or, Why Do Businesses Not Understand Women, Part 1).  The upshot of the post is that Guinness planned to launch a beer “for women” that was essentially a watered-down version of their existing product.   The head of marketing at Guinness said that he wanted women to love this new watery be ...more

...There's more to the Best Buy layout that ridiculous shopping carts. I, for one, think the ...more

Incredible Restraint

This is how the debate actually went! Joe Biden behaved himself well, considering he was up against the offspring of Gomer Pyle and Jed Clampett. However, no gay marriage? Still? Really? Joe Biden and Barack Obama, your bigotry continues to astound me. ...more

"I don't want an angry woman in the White House."

Well, I do: Bitch is the new black. That's what I said, Tina Fey! We do get things done! Also, Mike Huckabee needs a hug. Not from me, though: Mike Huckabee on Weekend Update ...more

i thought that Tina was spot on!

that bit inspired me to create a bunch of shirts/buttons/etc ...more