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>> Saturday, October 20, 2007

On Boing Boing today:

1) A Japanese fashion designer has designed vending-machine camouflage for women who are afraid of walking alone. You're alone, scared--no problem! Disguise yourself as a vending machine! ("Where did she go? She was here a moment ago!")

2) J.K. Rowling has outed Dumbledore. Of all the questions I might have had reading the Harry Potter books, Dumbledore's sexual orientation never crossed my mind. But good for him, I guess, or for Rowling. (Although I also can't help thinking that, if she wanted to make a statement, outing Dumbledore is about as innocuous a statement as you can make.)

And now, in tribute to our stealthy Japanese sisters in their soda-machine outfits, something completely similar:


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