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Disney Tries, Fails To Trademark Dia De Los Muertos

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  • Disney filed several trademark applications for the phrase “Dia de Los Muertos,” a holiday celebrated in Mexico and other Latin countries to honor the deceased, for a Pixar film. But after an outcry on the Internet, Disney put the kibosh on the project. [Southern California Public Radio]
  • Aurora, Colorado’s “Dark Knight Rises” shooter James Holmes will plead not guilty by reason of insanity. [ABC News]
  • Wade Robson, a choreographer for Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake, has reversed his prior denials and filed a lawsuit accusing the late Michael Jackson of molesting him as a child. Robson testified in Jackson’s 2005 molestation trial that he had shared a bed as a child with the singer, but was never molested. [New York Daily News]
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10 Products Inspired By Dia De Los Muertos

I don’t know about you, but I feel like Halloween always leaves something to be desired. Every year, it’s preceded by the usual hype, promising a debaucherous night for all involved. But, um, I find that it’s never really that good. I’m always glad when Halloween is over, and it makes me especially happy that it is immediately followed by Dia de los Muertos. Even though I’m American with no Latin or Mexican blood to speak of, the ghoulish festivity of Day of the Dead, celebrated November 1st and 2nd, appeals to me far more than any old Halloween. Keep clicking for products inspired by this amazing holiday.

Grannies Get Panties

While sexy paper underwear may seem impractical, they’ve been selling like hot cakes in Kuala Lampur! The Chinese population in Malaysia just celebrated their “day of the dead”, the Qingming Festival, this past Friday. The holiday is commemorated with burnt offerings made at the graves of deceased relatives. And apparently this is the only time it’s socially acceptable to buy risqué panties for your granny, since the goal is to furnish your late family members with the things they’ll need in the afterlife. Aside from lingerie, cell phones, model houses, and paper money are also popular presents, so basically their dead relatives all must be rappers, right? [Inquirer.net] Keep reading »

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