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Lunchtime Links: American Apparel’s Menstruating Vagina Shirt, #StarbucksDrakeHands, Wes Anderson Collection Tour Coming to SA, Coolio Does an Acoustic Version of ‘Gangsta’s Paradise’ in Someone’s Dorm Room, Shutdown Means No New Beer From Craft Brewers + More

October 9, 2013

Screen shot 2013-10-09 at 2.41.01 PM1. Chatting With Petra Collins About Her Menstruating Vagina Shirt “My friend Petra Collins—who has done all sorts of wonderful photography work for VICE, along with the all-female art collective she founded and curates, The Ardorous—caused an incredibly entertaining storm of controversy this week. Petra designed a t-shirt for American Apparel where a simplistic line drawing depicts a masturbating, menstruating woman with pubic hair. All sorts of people who can’t handle female sexuality have called the shirt “vile,” “disgusting,” “gross,” and “icky” while adding “ew wtf” for good measure. Petra’s $32 t-shirt has been written up by The Daily Mail, The Huffington Post, TIME, and a whole bunch of other blogs and media outlets who are trying to “figure out” the controversy.” (VICE)

2. INFOGRAPHIC: Wine vs Beer: The Great Drink Debate “It’s an age-old debate, probably as old as the most antiquated oak barrels and brew pots. Behind the waggish claims from both beer and wine camps, sober or otherwise, lies a serious battle to wrestle market shares in developed and emerging markets and across generations.” (Finances Online)

3. #starbucksdrakehands: How One Phone Number Accidentally Started An Internet Movement “A guy went up to a girl at Starbucks in Los Angeles and started hitting on her. She reluctantly gave him her number. Later that day, she received this video.” (Buzzfeed)

4. Views & Brews: Modern Movie Criticism | “Rushmore” Screening “TPR brings together two of our most popular community events on Tuesday, November 5th—Cinema Tuesdays and Views & Brews.  Join us as we present a screening of Wes Anderson’s “Rushmore” followed by a roundtable discussion moderated by TPR’s Nathan Cone, featuring special guests Matt Zoller Seitz and Aaron Aradillas, of course, great beer provided by Alamo Ale! ” (TPR)

5. Shutdown means no new beer from craft brewers “The federal government shutdown could leave America’s craft brewers with a serious hangover. Stores will still offer plenty of suds. But the shutdown has closed an obscure agency that quietly approves new breweries, recipes and labels, which could create huge delays throughout the rapidly growing craft industry, whose customers expect a constant supply of inventive and seasonal beers.” (Houston Chronicle)

6. VIDEO: Coolio Does an Acoustic Version of ‘Gangsta’s Paradise’ in Someone’s Dorm Room “Coolio stopping by some college kids’ apartments after playing a show in England, to lead them through an acoustic version of wondrous one hit, “Gangsta’s Paradise?” But that’s not all: “Coolio came to my house last night, cooked us dinner, and we jammed to Gangsta’s Paradise. Possibly the most bizarre night of my life.” (BULLETT)

7. Disney Exec Says Women Are Hard to Animate Because of Emotions “…According to one Disney exec, female characters are harder to animate than male ones due to their having to show a “wide range of emotions” and having to “keep them pretty” in the midst of movement. Almost immediately, the internet called bullshit.” (Jezebel)

8. What Running Out of Pentobarbital Means For Texas “Texas is running low on its limited supply of pentobarbital, the drug used in executions, and there might not be more to be had.” (Texas Monthly)

9. 39 Epic Autocorrect Fails That Temporarily Ruined People’s Lives “Anyone with an iPhone or an Android knows that technology is not always that smart, especially when you’re using autocorrect, which translates everything into jabberwocky. No matter what time of day it is, you perpetually sound like a drunken idiot — and possibly a sex criminal. (For some reason, autocorrect really loves the word “anal.”) Here are 39 “ducking” hilarious misadventures that show you aren’t alone in your texting fails. No one else can text correctly either.” (Thought Catalog)

10. VIDEO: Obamacare or Shut Up with Billy Eichner and Olivia Wilde “Billy Eichner and Olivia Wilde play Obamacare or Shut Up!” (Funny Or Die)