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Saturday Links: Ultimate Photobomb Edition

Jennifer Lawrence strikes again! And more answers to the eternal question WHAT HAPPENED ON THE INTERNET THIS WEEK?

Emma S.

OK, so Anna Wintour and the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York threw a huge party on Monday night where lots of movie stars tried their hardest—with varying degrees of success—to be super punk rock (punk was the theme in honor of the Met’s new punk fashion exhibit). As Vulture also observed, Jennifer Lawrence once again wins at life and going to parties because of this photobomb.

The Office has been a little bit up and down in its final episodes, but in this clip from Late Night With Jimmy Fallon that made its way around the internet this week, John Krasinski proves he’s still got it by (1) appearing to know all the words to Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream,” (2) being a good dancer, and (3) making the Roots laugh. Well done.

Krista

Gizmodo wrote about a poster commissioned by an agency in Spain that manages a hotline for kids and teens who are experiencing abuse. The poster has two different messages. The first one is directed at adults and includes a picture of an average-looking young boy. The SECOND message shows the same boy, but beat-up and bleeding. Under this picture it says, “If somebody hurts you, phone us and we’ll help you,” with the number to the agency’s hotline. The thing about this second image/message: It’s only visible to children under the age of about 10 (or anyone shorter than 4 feet, 5 inches), based on some kind of craaaazy technology that alters a picture depending on which angle you see it from. I CANNOT STOP WATCHING THIS VIDEO and turning it over and over in my head. What a great idea! What if there were MORE ways to empower children experiencing abuse (instead of trusting adults to “notice signs” and report suspicions)? How could we help, say, even younger kids or ones who otherwise don’t fit the “under-10-and-reads-well” demographic? What about for teens? What about for kids experiencing abuse with no outward physical signs, like sexual abuse, for instance? How could we send secret messages to THEM? AGGGH, THIS IS BRILLIANT.

Julianne

Clockwise from top left: Barbara Kruger, "Untitled (I shop therefore I am)"; A T-shirt with the Supreme logo; Kim Kardashian at the Met Gala; Supreme's "Power, Corruption, Lies" hoodie.

Clockwise from top left: Barbara Kruger, “Untitled (I shop therefore I am)”; A T-shirt with the Supreme logo; Kim Kardashian at the Met Gala; Supreme’s “Power, Corruption, Lies” hoodie.

The popular skate and streetwear label Supreme openly cribs other people’s ideas and art for their garments—starting with their logo, which is a play on the typography of the feminist conceptual artist Barbara Kruger. Yet they’ve registered a copyright infringement lawsuit against fellow streetwear label Married to the Mob for printing shirts that say “Supreme Bitch” in the same font as the Supreme logo, which is the font that Supreme “borrowed” from Barbara Kruger’s artwork in the first place. Millions of dollars are at stake, and Married to the Mob has procured a powerful attorney. Yet in the entirety of Supreme’s almost 20-year existence, Kruger herself had never publicly discussed the blatant rip-off of her font—until last week. Complex contacted her for a comment on Supreme’s lawsuit, and she gave the best statement imaginable, via an attachment which appears to be a screenshot of a Word document:
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BURN! And in related news, the amazing dress Givenchy’s Riccardo Tisci designed for Kim Kardashian to wear to this week’s Met Gala appears to be a rip-off of Supreme ripping off New Order ripping off Henri Fantin-Latour. So technically, Kim’s dress (which I loved) was very 1890s.

Anaheed

OK Go made a video game and it’s really fun and look how cute Damian and Tim are in the commercial!

Hazel
“Writing the Next Great American Woman’s Novel,” the latest installment of the Rumpus’s “Funny Women” column, is an absolutely hilarious, biting piece by editor Elissa Bassist. It’s a perfect commentary against the Wikipedia scandal (it’s a scandal to us ladies, you see) in which Wikipedia was moving women writers from the “American Novelists” page and putting them in their own super, EXTRA-SPECIAL page titled “American Women Novelists.” ’Cause novels written by women are just different, I guess, from novels written by men. Bassist’s satire kills it (example: “I was immersing myself in women’s literature the other day—and by that I mean I was reading a cookbook…”) and gets at the heart of this controversy in the wittiest way possible.

Anna M.

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This article, in which a writer from the Cut tries out a weeklong “detox” from Gwyneth Paltrow’s new cookbook, It’s All Good, made me feel very…funny. The diet that Paltrow advocates—eating only foods like quail eggs, raw almonds, and freshwater fish that don’t “ruin lives” and that supposedly will make you feel good in belly and soul—is basically what all the feral, anti-agrarian anarchist hippie kids ate at the commune where I used to live. On the commune, the lists of what people would not eat were endless: no gluten, no sugar, no tomatoes, no nightshades, no GMOs, no garlic, no onions (people thought they were a “third-eye blocker”), no oats, no spices (only pink Himalayan sea salt), no starch, no oats, et cetera, et cetera. OK foods included lots of raw honey, soaked almonds, fish, beets, turnips, carrots, and desserts of goopy consistencies made of sunflower seeds, coconut oil, and cacao. (Road-kill deer and squirrels were also on the menu, but I doubt Gwyneth partakes of such delicacies.) The article says that one problem with the It’s All Good detox—aside from how restrictive it is—is that it’s hideously expensive. Raw honey, for example, can run you 11 bucks a jar. The commune handled expenses with thousands of dollars’ worth of food stamps each month, plus a lot of “food liberation,” which involved meticulously planned shoplifting excursions. The article made me laugh, but it also left me with a belly- and soul-ache, honestly. The idea that I ran from New York to a place deep in the woods to soul-search and ended up eating the same diet as Gwyneth Paltrow—who went to an uberfancy Upper East Side private school (exactly the kind of upbringing I was trying to escape)—is ironic, maybe, and makes my insides feel like crap.

Rachael

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If you’ve ever played a video game or watched a fantasy TV show or movie, you’ve probably seen it: boob-plate armor. Breast-shaped chest armor seems to be fantasy’s compromise for the protective bikinis often seen on warrior babes. Sexy, but protective, right? Wrong. It turns out that boob-plates are not only kind of sexist but also (theoretically) suck at being armor. The sci-fi/fantasy publisher Tor’s website lays it out straight: Boob-plate armor kills. Not only would it guide a sword right to the sternum, but if a lady happened to fall on her face, the armor itself might do her in. It’s time for the rest of the fantasy world to follow the lead of Brienne of Tarth, who looks AWESOME in her totally respectable flat-chested armor.

Tavi

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This New Yorker cover by Chris Ware, which hit newsstands this week, shows two moms celebrating Mother’s Day and their children spying on them all happy and excited. I love. ♦

27 Comments

  • elliecp May 11th, 2013 12:20 PM

    That advertisement for a child abuse hotline is fantastic…such amazing technology!
    And hats off to Jennifer Lawrence, that is one good photobomb.

    http://roseandvintage.blogspot.com/

  • Alienor May 11th, 2013 12:50 PM

    marion cotillard laughing behind jennifer is so funny

    • Violet May 11th, 2013 6:33 PM

      Yesssss, I was about to say the same thing!!!
      <3 <3 <3 <3 to Jennifer Lawrence, she always knows how to bring fantastic humour in places where most people take themselves too seriously!!

  • Faith May 11th, 2013 1:03 PM

    Jennifer Lawrence photo bombing is awesome! I love photo bombing! ;) Also, let me just say I was listening to Queen by Janelle Monae and Erykah Badou when I realized the background was Janelle Monae!! My hero!! you guys are amaziiiing!!

  • missblack May 11th, 2013 1:04 PM

    Oh my God all these links are the best especially ESPECIALLY the Say the Same Thing commercial.

    And also Jennifer Lawrence being the most awesome person ever.

    Little&Trivial

  • Britney May 11th, 2013 1:20 PM

    Jennifer Lawrence is pretty amazing. Also, that Chris Ware cover succeeded in reminding me that I have a heart and am able to fall in love with beautiful things like that.

  • toastbutnocigar May 11th, 2013 1:31 PM

    That New Yorker cover is lovely.
    Also, speaking of things that deserve Attention, I’d recommend that people check out the Important Environment Thing that’s just happened: ww.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/may/10/carbon-dioxide-highest-level-greenhouse-gas
    Mankind is making leaps and bounds in our quest to totally screw up the world big time stylee.

  • harriet.the.unicorn May 11th, 2013 1:35 PM

    ROOKIE, YOU JUST READ MY MIND!! I wrote a blog post about Chris Ware yesterday…

    http://theres-a-donkey-on-the-roof.blogspot.co.uk/

    And that photo bombing is awesome!!!!!

  • KatGirl May 11th, 2013 2:02 PM

    I love Chris Ware so much.

  • Runaway May 11th, 2013 2:10 PM

    That anti-abuse poster looks so familiar! I think I saw it somewhere in my hometown…I had no idea about the second hidden message. It’s great!

    I haven’t had the patience to go through all the MET gala pics…But it was so not punk!

  • Lorf96 May 11th, 2013 2:47 PM

    Loved this edition Saturday links; Jennifer Lawrence rocks!
    Also I just got a copy of the new Miss Vogue in the UK and saw Tavi’s article in there on crowns I freaking loved it Tavi! Tiaras rock:DXxx

  • Charlotte CallaGirl May 11th, 2013 7:17 PM

    @Tavi: I really love the cover you picked off the New Yorker- reminds me of the tomorrow that was supposed to be perfect!
    http://thecallagirl.wordpress.com

  • Chloe22 May 11th, 2013 8:54 PM

    Ugh, celebrity diets are so annoying. Their always so suspended from reality. Honestly, Gwyneth, you think you can live off quail eggs, fresh fish, and almonds? Are fruits and vegetables here as flowers now? And those foods are so expensive! I love organic food and need most of it since I’m vegetarian and allergic to gluten, but if we want people to have access to these foods we need to make them cheaper. A bag of food from Whole Foods literally cost $86 that my dad bought. That’s way too much for us, and out of the question for the financially disadvantaged. It’s so elitist and stupid!
    http://rhinestonemoon.blogspot.com/

  • loonylizzy May 11th, 2013 9:44 PM

    Jennifer lawrence is such a badass. I love her :)

    Also, I saw something about that poster in spain a few weeks back and thought it was incredible. Technology just blows my mind sometimes!

    And the boob armor! You know, ive always thought there was no way that shit could be remotely comfortable, let alone safe. Good to know.

    As always, rookie rocks <3

    http://www.theflightoftheflamingo.blogspot.co,

  • TessaTheTeenageWitch May 12th, 2013 12:48 AM

    Oh My Gosh, that is the best advertising campaign I have seen. Just awesome!

    Also I may or may not have just started chanting ‘BRIENNE OF TARTH’ over and over as I read the armour segment. What a babe she is.

  • Paint By Numbers May 12th, 2013 1:25 AM

    Jennifer Lawrence = Photobombing hero.

    http://paint-numbers.blogspot.com.au

  • strawberryhair May 12th, 2013 5:37 AM

    http://www.buzzfeed.com/bennyjohnson/things-you-can-learn-about-eating-from-jennifer-lawrence I just feel like number seven is really important. I love Jennifer Lawrence <3

  • Lorf96 May 12th, 2013 8:33 AM

    You’re welcome:D

  • ellestolemyname May 12th, 2013 10:05 AM

    I love Jennifer Lawrence, she’s the only celebrity where you can really see how human she is!

    As for Supreme… they’re idiots if they think that Barbra Kruger’s font is their own idea – dishonour on your whole family, dishonour on you, dishonour on your cow!

    http://www.ellestolemyname.blogspot.com

  • StrawberryTwist May 12th, 2013 11:12 AM

    I love Jennifer Lawrence for this very reason. She doesn’t take herself too seriously and just has fun!

    Also, I was extremely impressed with the child abuse awareness sign. It’s crazy to think how much our technology has evolved over the past few years. I hope the sign will reach out to children in need of the message.

    http://fashiononfire.org

  • kendraleigh May 12th, 2013 9:37 PM

    I’m so hooked on saythesamething, ok go are geniuses.

  • vintagebarbie May 12th, 2013 10:02 PM

    I see your Dr. Who reference there…
    http://howfittingblog.blogspot.com/

  • vintagebarbie May 12th, 2013 10:38 PM

    Loving Tavi’s peice on the New Yorker cover. I noticed that when it arrived and it warmed my heart a little. Awesome job girls!
    -Ann
    http://howfittingblog.blogspot.com/

  • Smriti May 13th, 2013 2:53 AM

    This edition of Saturday’s links is outstanding. I loved reading every bit. Thanks a lot .. : )

  • KirstenCT May 13th, 2013 7:02 PM

    More cool armour:

    http://www.eonline.com/eol_images/Entire_Site/2012415/300-kristen-stewert-swath-mf-051512.jpg

    <3

  • luvcat May 14th, 2013 10:09 AM

    HEY SO, i think that bit about supreme being supa hypocritical is awesome bc like, come guyz, you cant trademark being a copycat. Also i think they took the pattern of that floral sweatshirt from artwork on the cover of the New Order album called “Power, Corruption, & Lies”. The pattern is exactly the same, and wel it haz the same name so ya