laughter-is-the-best-medicine1-150x138-1-2 I mentioned recently that Telling It Like It Is would be getting a new theme and new host. Well, this is it! What do you think? This new theme is called Silver Light, and I like the clean, simple, content-oriented look, rather than having a site loaded with cutsey images in the header etc. There is still some tweaking to the theme and sidebar going on, so please “pardon our mess” while everything is put into its proper place.

I know I mentioned before that I planned on using the Visionary Magazine Theme, but due to my lack of knowledge and/or inexperience with coding, I decided to stay clear of anything remotely complicated that would require a great deal of time spent on editing and coding.

Creating and having quality content for visitors and  subscribed readers is by far the most important thing to me, and I believe this new theme focuses on content quite well.

On a side note, I’ve received quite a few emails from regular visitors and subscribers asking what social networking sites I frequent so they can “friend” me and chat on a more personal basis than just in the comment section.

Here’s a list of where I can be found online.

What do you think of this new theme?

Categories: Blogging – Tags: facebook, Myspace, social networking, twitter

miley-cyrus-going-topless-2Dear ol’ dad, Billy Ray Cyrus, must be so proud of his daughter right now. Entertainment Tonight has announced that 15 year-old Miley Cyrus, also known as Hanna Montana, will be going topless on Vanity Fair.

I’m not surprised actually. I figured it was only a matter of time before she was added to the increasing number of teen pop stars heading down the path towards becoming a tramp, right along with Lindsay Lohan and Britney Spears.

Parents aren’t paying close enough attention to the fact that very young girls are seeing Miley Cyrus and other pop stars as their role models, wanting to look like them, dress like them, act like them. And don’t forget all the makeup little girls as young as 5 or 6 are begging parents to buy them, while parents spend their money buying Hanna Montana dolls, clothes and all the other crap marketers are throwing at young kids.

It’s time that parents really start thinking seriously about the Sexualization of Children, and how marketers are targeting very young children, causing young girls and boys to grow up way too fast. The only way marketers are going to be forced to stop sexualizing children is when parents finally stand up and say, “We’re not going to take it anymore!”, and boycott stores that market this sort of smut to kids.

I’ve got a suggestion for parents of what should be done with all the Hanna Montana crap that parents have bought for their kids. Bonfire anyone? That would make a nice video on YouTube or MySpace.

*Further Reading:

So Sexy, So Soon: The Sexualization of Childhood in Commercial Culture

Categories: Children, Parenting, Teenagers – Tags: Billy Ray Cyrus, entertainment tonight, Hanna Montana, Miley Cyrus going topless, Myspace, sexualization of children, Vanity Fair, YouTube Videos

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