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News you should read about, the June 28th edition

June 28, 2007

Via Boingboing. From a letter in 1938, it seems as though Disney didn’t want girls to become cartoon animators. In a rejection letter, it states: “Women do not do any of the creative work in connection with preparing the cartoons for the screen, as the work is performed entirely by young men. For this reason, girls are not considered for [animation] training school.” Disney’s logic is perfectly understandable. Afterall, if girls are going to spend their lives hunched over a table and drawing pictures, the Prince Charmings won’t be able to do their job of rescuing these dainty princesses from evil stepmothers and talking animals! Won’t someone think of the Prince Charmings who might be made redundant? They might have to end up working in a factory or something!

Starbucks has unveiled plans to promote “An Artic Tale”
, a documentary about a polar bear and a walrus whose habitats are under siege. But wouldn’t it be better if Starbucks focused on its in-house policies instead? How about doing away with coffee sleeves, or actually paying the producers of their coffee beans enough money to sustain their families?

It was possibly the shittest flight for 200 Continental Airline passengers who had human sewage flowing out of the airplane toilets during their 7-hour long flight. However, Samuel L Jackson has refrained from commenting on whether this incident would inspire his next blockbuster hit, “Shit on a Plane”.

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