Two things on a Saturday

ali.jpg 1. Love this Huffington Post essay by America the Beautiful documentarian Darryl Roberts. Go read it to get the full story if you have time, but in short, MTV was involved with a new reality show called Model Makers that was going to take girls 17-24 and make them "high fashion." Translation: The goal was to get the girls to be super skinny. Roberts points out that to lure young girls to audition, the website said: "Have you always wanted to model but don't know where to start? Maybe you don't know the right people. Maybe you are not thin enough. Women come in all shapes and sizes, but models don't."Um, yikes! The good news: Due to lots of uproar from people who heeded Roberts' calls to protest, the show has been canceled! Phew. (Oh, and that photo is the awesome Ali Michael, whom I've raved about in the past, and who has nothing to do with the show.) ObamaLogo.jpg 2. On another note, YA for Obama is going strong now, with dissenting voices (come on over, McCain fans!) and big prizes for people who volunteer (read Maureen Johnson's Call to Action, With Prizes blog). Also, you could meet Adam Brody if you volunteer for Obama. Right, Devyn? I'm just saying. Enjoy your Saturday!