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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: Tiny Mal and Kaylee Cosplay

I bet nothing in the ‘verse can stop these two. They’re too cute! (Fashionably Geek)

I’m not particularly surprised that Disney was a super sexist hiring entirety in 1938. I’m more interested in how they hire folks these days, really. (Jezebel)

Sotheby’s auctioned off this hand crafted, fully posable gold skeleton with it’s own intricately carved, velvet lined coffin yesterday, and I’m just fascinated by the intersection of the craftsmanship with the tacky-by-modern-standards with the morbid. I want one. (The Awl)

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  • Kris

    I’m really glad to hear that Allie Brosh is okay, and that the Hyperbole and a Half book is still happening. Even after two years, I always text “PARP!” to my husband after I leave the dentist.

  • Anonymous

    Some ladies are weird about poo. I don’t know about offices, but I had a bunch of friends at university who wouldn’t poop in the uni toilets. They would complain to me about hearing other people poop in stalls next to them. I never got the problem. It’s a toilet. That’s what it’s for.

  • Laura Truxillo

    Odd, I wonder at what point Disney changed their hiring practices? I remember reading that it was mostly women in the coloring department by the time they did Pinnochio.

    Also, there was a fab documentary of the Fleischer studio making the Arabian Nights Popeye cartoon, and one thing that stood out was just how many women were involved in the art chores.

  • Sandra Darst

    Please credit the photographer, Peter Verrant, under Creative Commons license for the mini browncoats. Thanks!

  • Kevin Baker

    DId you read the whole letter? It’s saying that coloring is the only thing that women can do, not that they can’d do coloring.

  • Sara Franks-Allen

    Disney’s excuse for not using women in positions outside of the Ink and Paint department was that they would put time, money, and effort into training women to animate and work to the Disney standard, only to have them quit when they got married and started a family. I don’t know how many times this actually happened and I’m not saying it’s a good excuse. At the very least, it says more about the culture of the time than it does about women who may have been interested in careers in animation.

    There were a few happy exceptions to this rule, such as Mary Blair – who did tons of concept artwork for the Disney films and parks, and Retta Scott – a Disney animators whose credits include the vicious hunting dogs in “Bambi.”

  • Anonymous

    That news about Allie Brosh deserves a post of its own :D I’m so so so so excited!