Skepchick Quickies 4.29


Featured image is a poster by Tatyana Fazlalizadeh.



Geologic Universe, vault-keeper. Sheer Brick Studio, principal. Empty Set, designer. Bethlehem Mounties, media. WDIY 88.1FM NPR station programmer. Skepchick.

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  1. Can’t wait to get to grips with the lego brothel, surely it’s next – did I weep with frustration, not really, the subtleties of lego’s bloketricity have been frequent enough, ‘hey babe’ being just a recent blatant example.
    I’m 56, male, white: never ever turned my back to the patriarchy but I smiled at some significant gains we made over the years and then, perchance discover skepchick,and feel quite devastated (in the context of spending two days reading all and every contribution on Dawkins puerility) to be informed (thanks for the reminder Bug Girl) that my grandchildren will be dealing with the same old garbage from day one. I dreamed and worked hard for better. I figured the Danish were somewhat more ‘progressive’ – someone needs to speak to Bilund HQ.
    btw, did I miss the new hijab wearing pirate?
    Then again lego became something it never was to me as a child. Blocks of different shapes, sizes and colours.For my imagination. An imagination that didn’t involve swords and guns and treasure and cops and robbers – and now babes.
    The boiling pot of the patriarchy, we threw a lid on and got the flame down and turned to the other pots on the stove and we made accompaniments with herbs and spices and set the table and unbeknownst to – me at least – the kitchen filled with an acrid smell as the contents of the pot heated up and it was back to square one.
    Depressing but not unexpected.
    Oh, catch the reference to Apocalypse Now, in the other caption, “I love the smell of napalm in the morning”. Lego construction workers love the smell of …. concrete. The cement industry is one of two primary industrial producers of carbon dioxide – another lego lose lose.

  2. The LEGO Group has already responded to those stickers (which were not made by LEGO, as they don’t produce any LEGO-tjhemed stickers themselves other than the ones meant to go on bricks in the sets.)
    “”emandink on April 29, 2013 at 1:03 pm said: Edit

    Hi Emily. Thank you for getting in touch with us and we’re very sorry about this. We’d like to explain that this product was made by a former company called Creative Imagination, under a LEGO license. We really do appreciate your feedback, particularly in this case. We typically use humor to communicate the LEGO experience to children but we can understand that this is not the case here! We’d like to assure you this product was, in fact, discontinued in Summer 2010 and it is now officially no longer available to buy. Unfortunately, some have still found their way into the marketplace. We will definitely forward your comments to our Licensing team for their future evaluation of how we can best deliver a great experience for all of our licensed products. Apologies once again and thanks!”

    via Reelgirl. [I don’t know who Emily is either.]

    1. Corporate doublespeak is absurd. How many words did it take them to essentially say, “Sorry our product was offensive. We don’t sell it anymore. We’ll try to do better in the future”?

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