Pop Culture Link Round Up 11.22.14

Two-legged kitty wants scritches!

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 Winnie the Pooh–inappropriate hermaphrodite

Winnie the Pooh has been banned from a Polish playground because of his “dubious sexuality” and “inappropriate” dress.

The much-loved animated bear was suggested at a local council meeting to decide which famous character should become the face of the play area in the small town of Tuszyn.

But the idea soon sparked outrage among more conservative members, with one councillor even denouncing poor Pooh as a “hermaphrodite”.

“The problem with that bear is it doesn’t have a complete wardrobe,” said Ryszard Cichy during the discussion.

 “It is half naked which is wholly inappropriate for children. [Poland’s fictional bear] is dressed from head to toe, unlike Pooh who is only dressed from the waist up.”

Whining about a fictional bear being half undressed is really pathetic. Even worse is that they pulled the ole’ “think about the children”.  Yes, let’s do that. What *are* children going to think about a bear with a shirt and no pants?  Seriously, what harm is going to come to children? Seems like a few councillors have a problem with nudity.  How prudish.

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 Angelina Jolie to retire from acting

Angelina Jolie has confirmed she is retiring from acting to concentrate on writing and directing.

The Hollywood star, who won an Oscar for Girl Interrupted, said she did not enjoy being the centre of attention and intended to move permanently behind the camera.

“I’ve never been comfortable as an actor; I’ve never loved being in front of the camera,” Jolie said in an interview with Du Jour magazine.

 “I didn’t ever think I could direct, but I hope I’m able to have a career at it because I’m much happier.”

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An Ultra-Modern Design Proposal for United States Dollar Banknotes

images by Travis Purrington

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51-Foot-Long Fire-Breathing Dragon Is Declared the World’s Largest Walking Robot

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