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David Bowie Is

"There was an interesting video installation that featured part of an old BBC documentary on Bowie. The commentary on the then-burgeoning star was fairly contemptuous, including a haughty sniff about how most of his fans were '14-to-20-year-old girls.' This is something that feminist and womanist cultural critics still observe — how a largely young female fan base is used to discredit the integrity and value of artists. This, despite the fact that, over and over, young women have 'discovered' and launched the careers of dozens of influential men and women. Like David Bowie, who is now considered so culturally important that he has a globally renowned exhibit dedicated to his career, which tens of thousands of people have clamored to get into." [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Jan 5, 2015 - 78 comments

Why are you so fluffy? Why are you so feathery?

Magpie and puppy play a game. Featuring a very unphased woman hanging out a sheet.
posted by h00py on Nov 19, 2013 - 29 comments

Brppp brppp´╗┐

Denise Reis plays(?) the trumpet.
posted by pjern on May 4, 2013 - 14 comments

With four and twenty black-and-white birds, here's the history of the pie

NPR's food blog gets wordy: for the origins of "pie," look to the humble magpie. Though the etymology of pie doesn't present one clear path, the possibilities are fascinating. English surnames point to pie and pye as a baked good in the 1300s, with a Peter Piebakere in 1320 and Adam le Piemakere in 1332. Chaucer referred to "pye" as both a baked good and a magpie (Google books). Or perhaps the fillings were like a magpie's collection of bits and bobs, similar to haggis. You know, like the French "agace," or magpie (Gb), and similar to chewets, those baked goods, or another name for jackdaws (Gb), relative of the magpie. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Nov 22, 2011 - 21 comments

Animal Grief

Grief among gorillas, chimpanzees, elephants, and magpies.
posted by Joe Beese on Oct 30, 2009 - 65 comments

@THE_REAL_SHAQ This Pepsi is delicious

Magpie wants to roost in your twitter feed. (via Jon Lebkowsky , who has an opinion)
posted by Pants! on Apr 11, 2009 - 40 comments

I spy with my little eye, a magpie.

The humble magpie joins humans, apes, dolphins, and elephants in Club Self-Awareness.
posted by jamaro on Aug 20, 2008 - 51 comments

(UK) Children's TV

Influenced by two related news items...
Were you a Blue Peter or a Magpie kid ? And on Saturday morning: Swap Shop or Tiswas ?
posted by Webbster on May 31, 2007 - 29 comments

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