Très Click: What We’re Reading & Watching This Week

The SartorialTwist
Do you have a pile of work you’re avoiding? Do you sit at your computer hoping that the Internet will provide a new excuse to get nothing done? Me too! The SartorialTwist combines my two favorite procrastination hobbies, street style websites and clicking buttons.

Wearing Nothing New
Jessi Arrington has some important life lessons to share with us: no one can be unhappy in red pants, gold sequins are a neutral, confidence is your most valuable possession, and all you really need in life is underpants. Watch and learn.

52 Reasons Why Boybands Were Better in the ’90s
You’re welcome.

Enough With The Fat Jokes, Already
The Toronto Standard is calling on all journalists to stop with the fat jokes and hit Toronto’s mayor where it counts – his politics. I think John Lorinc is completely right when he says that “…the most effective way to hold Ford accountable is to vigorously critique his policies, not his inseam.” Focusing on Rob Ford’s weight simply reinforces the idea that there is only one right way to look if you want to work in the public eye. Just like Olivia Chow’s arms, his weight is none of our concern and definitely not up for debate in a public forum. His views on funding for HIV/AIDs programs, necessary social services, and cute baby animals on the other hand? Let’s shame him for that.

- Haley Mlotek

4 thoughts on “Très Click: What We’re Reading & Watching This Week

  1. Ahem – ALL sequins are neutral.

    I think the Ford thing is great. The fact is, attacking him for his weight (or mannerisms, or any other superficial thing) comes off as petty and grasping. It gives his supporters reason to continue to ignore the building – and legitimate – criticism of his specious “facts” and ham-fisted policies.

    When a mayor translates $70 000 not banked as a “saving” and repeatedly states staff wages make up 80% of the city’s expenses (when the actual figure is 48%), we don’t need to talk about his physique.

  2. Amen to the Toronto Standard.
    Life’s too short and the future of our fair metropolis is far too slim to be making potshots at the man whose calling the shots.

    Also…BSB remains superior to N’SYNC.

  3. OH no, I see a new pastime starting after visiting the Sartorial Twist. Actually, it would be really cool to make one of those flip-book type things out of this website. (ps I totally get credit for that idea once it’s made)

  4. Awesome links! Perhaps “Boybands” should be the theme of next year’s MET Costume Institute exhibition. Think of the red carpet at the ball!

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