Can "Thin Mint" be my signature drink?
Entertaining guests like a mature adult can be rewarding, but grown-up parties are often sadly bereft of drizzled chocolate or coconut shavings. But here's a tutorial that shows you how to get your amateur mixologist on and combine the best of both possible worlds (alcohol + dessert)! And remember: should your sweet creations make you crave actual non-liquid cookies, you can now do your Girl Scout shopping online. Truly we live in a magical time.
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In a turn of events much awaited by freelancers, folks who work in offices full of young people, and everyone who's terrified of talking to small girls, Girl Scout troops now have the option of organizing their semi-annual cookie sales through online shopping.
Hey, at least it wasn't cookie making, right?
I have immense respect for the Carnegie Science Center. The Institution does a lot of admirable work, and I can only imagine the intricate decision process involved in coordinating its programs. But big organizations are bound to make mistakes sometimes, right?
What's in the box?
Girl Scout cookie season will be upon the East Coast in 4 days, and if you love sweet sweet Girl Scout cookies but don't know any actual Scouts, never fear. We've got the down low on all the technology you need to get your grubby paws on an endless supply of Thin Mints and Samoas in the least awkward/most legal way possible.
In Which We Make A Terrible Pun
Watch out, world. Danielle Lei
, future CEO, coming through. The only bad part about this story is that she's 13 years old, which, if Wikipedia serves me right, would make her a Cadette. The universe doesn't want me to be able to use a "pot Brownie" headline for this post.
Our ultimate goal is to create a STEM-aligned video game badge for the Girl Scouts of the United States of America. Creating this badge will get young girls excited in technology and science and let them know that they, too, can have a career in the video game industry. -- Amy Allison, vice president at Women in Games International.
The Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles and Women in Games International are teaming up to develop requirements for a game developer badge for scouts. The Boy Scouts introduced their badge earlier this year, but the Girl Scouts version seeks to specifically focus on video game development rather than a more general focus on games of all kinds.
(via Ars Technica, image is of the Boy Scouts' Game Design merit badge.)
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It's a fact of life that some of us have, at some point in time, contemplated sneaking a Girl Scout Cookie away from the warm embrace of some one we know. Maybe a sibling. Maybe a friend. Just so long as they had more than they could conceivably eat in one sitting and we had none. But I can safely say that the majority of us have never contemplated stealing 450 cases of Girl Scout Cookies directly from a GSA warehouse.
But I can only say "the majority" and not "all" because somebody totally did that in South Carolina last week.
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
If you're a frequent reader of The Mary Sue, you probably already know we're a big proponent of women in comics, so when we see a potential next generation being taught the trade, we get very excited. Junior Girl Scouts of America Gables Elementary Troop 1320 eared their Drawing Badge at a recent visit to the Comics Library at Ohio State University
where they learned about self-publishing, had a history lesson on women in comics, and created their own mini-comic books! Take a look.
(Ohio State University Libraries Blog
via Comics Alliance
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
Things We Saw Today
celebrated Pride Day yesterday by posting this rainbow Oreo on its Facebook
page. While the response was mostly positive -- nearly 170,000 "likes" at the time of this writing -- guess what? Some people didn't like it because of the gay
. And now they're going to boycott cookies. Well, I guess they'll go eat worms. More cookies for us! Good job, Kraft! (via Business Insider
Because, apparently, there are no other world issues worth looking into that might actually be offensive to practicing Catholics (like, I don't know, world hunger, children dying of starvation of disease here and abroad, things like that), the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops
is conducting an "official" investigation into the Girl Scouts
. They claim that since some Catholic churches sponsor Girl Scout troops, they have every right to question what is being done there, but mostly, they are concerned about affiliations with certain women's health organizations that ... yes, this is related to abortion. Abortion and Girl Scouts
I'm In A Glass Case of Emotion
I might be able to top the Benedict Cumberbatch
thing I just posted, because there is another wonderful thing coming to America in the month of June. Remember the Girl Scout cookie-flavored Nestlé Crunch Bars we told you about
a while ago? They are happening. They are real. They are coming to stores in June
for a limited time. I'll provide you information on the featured flavors after the jump, and you will be very pleased.
For great justice
In a glorious update of a previous story
, two suspects have been arrested
after allegedly robbing a troop of Girl Scouts of their cookie money in Texas. You may recall that the girl pictured above on the left, Iravia Cotton
, punched one of the suspects in the face before he got away, and that the girl pictured on the right, Rachel Johnson
, was dragged by the culprits as they drove away. The latter also wished that the thief "had a scar" following the face-punch. While there was no talk of scars, the cops believe they have identified the jerks who took hard-earned cookie money from Girl Scouts.
Oh My Stars and Garters
There has been a lot of hullabaloo (as the kids call it) surrounding the Girl Scouts
these days, and a lot of conservative politicians and citizens are boycotting them because they're considered a "liberal" or even a "radicalized" organization. But you never hear this kind of protest over the good ol' Boy Scouts. Why is that? Are the two youth-oriented groups really that different? The Atlantic
has a closer look, and you might be surprised at what they found.
i swear by my pretty floral bonnet i will end you
The headline speaks for itself: Two Texas Girl Scouts, Iravia Cotton
and Rachel Johnson
, chased down a horrible person who stole $200 of Girl Scout cookie money from their booth. Iravia punched the guy in the face
. Rachel grabbed on to the guy's car and was dragged as he drove away. You might be wondering if they're okay, and I kind of think they've proven they can take care of themselves. Man, the things girls need to do to earn badges these days!