Daily Fix: Debbie Does an Alternative Lifestyle Haircut

Many fun things will happen today but FIRST! Don’t you want to know who won the raffle? Yeah you do! Well we did a big drawing last night, yes we did, and now it’s here for you.  Also check out our rodeo disco snapshots and Carly’s Tuesday Televisionary!

We’ll be notifying you by email if we have your email address on MONDAY and mailing out the prizes next week. If we don’t have your email and you see this and you see that you have won, please do email [email protected]!


NUNS AMUCK: U.S. Nuns Facing Vatican Scrutiny: “Cardinal Levada sent a letter to the Leadership Conference saying an investigation was warranted because it appeared that the organization had done little since it was warned eight years ago that it had failed to “promote” the church’s teachings on three issues: the male-only priesthood, homosexuality and the primacy of the Roman Catholic Church as the means to salvation.” (@The New York Times)

MYSPACE FLIGHT: The Online Class Divide: “Those who deserted MySpace did so by “choice” but their decision to do so was wrapped up in their connections to others, in their belief that a more peaceful, quiet, less-public space would be more idyllic. The fact that digital migration is revealing the same social patterns as urban white flight should send warning signals to everyone out there.” (@feministing)

DARIA: Fans have waited eons for The State on DVD — they finally got it and guess what the opening previews said? DARIA in 2010 ON DVD!

LOHAN: All is well in the world because Lindsay & Sam had pizza yesterday.

STRAIS: The Death of Macho: ”Claiming that sexism is over just because we’re finally paying attention to these issues is like claiming that racism is over just because Barack Obama is president.” (@feministing)


YESWECAN: Obama Calls for Patience: “If the queer community is still being all but ignored while making this much noise, imagine if they were silent.” (@shakesville)

WOMYN: Women Should Oppose Gay Rights If They Don’t Want To Lose Men: ”Klinghoffer joins the grand new tradition of social conservatives from bestiality-lover Rick Santorum to sister-schtupper Glenn Beck who view social acceptance of same-sex couples through the narrow prism of their own fantasies. ” (@jezebel)

WATCH: Who are these girls, they are so smart and so random!! They need music and Final Cut. I found them on the internet in an unexpected way. Before long I had peed in my pants.

DISTURBIA: Westboro Baptist Church plans to picket MJ’s Funeral Get out of here! Really? Nawwww ya don’t say! That’s ca-razy! (@good as you)

GOOGLE: Google AdWords Disallows Abortion Service Ads in Over a Dozen Countries: ”Google’s rationale behind disallowing ads in these particular countries, whose abortion laws range from conservative (Argentina, Brazil ) to more liberal by comparison (France, Italy), is shrouded in mystery” (@feministing)

Umm…: Australian Supermarket Shows Solidarity With Tampon Tax Break: ” Sure, it’s a marketing ploy – they want you to spend your dollars at Coles – but the fact that they are also willing to highlight the ridiculous nature of the ‘tampon tax’ in the meantime is heartening and suggests that, unlike our Government, someone high up in Coles is actually listening to what Australian women want. ” (@the dawn chorus)


A Personal Look at Legalizing Same-Sex Intimacy in India : “Each colonizer has imposed mores, dress codes and sexual guilt, all of which are alien to India. Finally we are reclaiming our cultural birthright. This is a proud day.” (@queerty)

↑ Two gay rights group and the American Civil Liberties Union are backing a federal lawsuit seeking to restore gay marriage in California.

↑ In Iowa, all the gay ladies wanna put a ring on it, only a handfull of dudes! (@wcf courier)

↓ In a late afternoon news conference, Navy officials today promised a thorough investigation into the killing of Seaman August Provost, 29, of Houston. They said, however, that there was no evidence it was a hate crime.


Auto-Straddler of the Day

alex-iconfrom Alex:
Kind of weird, yet interesting… so why the hell not: 10 famous paintings recreated in vegetables.

green-iconfrom Laneia:
The first 3 episodes of True Blood Season 2 will re-air this Sunday night! It’s bloody and suspenseful and funny and occasionally topless! They’ve even made Anna Paquin look more like authentic white trash this season—BONUS.

stef-iconfrom Stef:
I figure you guys need a new band to fall in love with, and I’ll be talking about this soon in my own column, but have you guys heard of Zambri? Everybody’s talking about Zambri right now. You ought to start! They’re dreamy and dancey and synthy and sweet, and they make me want to dance with my hands over my head. The Culture of Me helpfully offer an MP3 of “Easier,” their catchiest song, along with a remix so you can dance even harder.

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  1. Haviland: “we should have an auto-win party.” Haviland is a prophet.
    And yay! Hot Laura won something!

  2. Alex- the paintings made out of vegetables are almost as amazing as peep dioramas. I think Napoleon on Potatoes is my favorite, but the Mona Lisa recreation creeps me out. It looks like ants got to her.

  3. this video is adorable! this is so exciting! i would like to thank team autostraddle; without them, i would never have won a giant poster of ira glass, the man who whispers sweet nothings in my ears every night. also my name is laura wooley and i will be playing the part of my doppelganger, alex semicolon vega.

  4. Zomg I am so excited for Daria on dvd! I will be getting my own alternative lifestyle haircut this weekend! Love the vintage vid! I had caffeine today even though I cant tolerate it!!

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