JC Penney makes unfortunate abbreviation choice for new clothing line

This is just unfortunate. I don’t believe for a second JC Penney intended to name their new clothing line anorexia nervosa, but it seems that’s what happened anyway.

Whilst flipping through the Sunday circulars, reader Thomas B. was surprised to see JC Penney’s new clothing line called, “a.n.a. : A New Approach.”

A worker in the mental health field for several years, he was reminded of another meaning for “ana,” that it’s a slang term for anorexia nervosa, an eating disorder characterized by not eating to the point of extreme weight loss and malnutrition, amongst some anorexia or “pro-ana” communities. As a proper name, “Ana” serves as a sort of anorexic avatar or imaginary anthropomorphization amongst anorexia groups.

[tags]JCPenney, anorexia[/tags]

Creative combination of Zelda and Pac-Man

(via Aeropause via 4 Color Rebellion)


Some genius took Zelda and Pac-Man, mixed them up in a magical mixing bowl, and baked it up reaaaaallllll goodly. The result is the clever and delightful, umm, well, it has no short name, but the long name is “The Legend of Zelda: The Collecting of Pills”

If you are into gaming, you really need to check it out.

[tags]Zelda, Pac-Man, retro gaming[/tags]