Boners

Boner Fight for January 13th, 2020

BONER CANDIDATE #1: WE ARE THE REDMEN, DAMMIT!

In recent years, the number of sports teams with names like “Chiefs” or “Tomahawks” has been dwindling as schools reckon with the fact that many Native Americans and others consider these mascots to be offensive racial caricatures. But in a departure from the trend, officials in Killingly, Conn., voted on Wednesday to reinstate the “Redmen” as the local high school’s mascot, over objections from the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and Nipmuc Tribal Nation. The decision came just months after Killingly High School’s sports teams were rebranded as the Red Hawks, sparking fury among longtime residents and sweeping a Republican supermajority into office during November’s school board election. The dispute has divided the former mill town in woodsy northeastern Connecticut, where registered Democrats outnumber Republicans, but voters overwhelmingly supported Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election. For years, students at Killingly High School had periodically suggested that the name should be changed. But according to the Hartford Courant, the idea didn’t gain momentum until the spring of 2019, when a student was allegedly pelted with fruit and called racial slurs, prompting a larger discussion about racism.   Read More

BONER CANDIDATE #2: YOUR CANDLE SMELLS LIKE…AH, LIKE…

Gwyneth Paltrow is selling a vagina-scented candle in her Goop store. The 47-year-old actress has listed a $75 candle, which she has cheekily named ‘This Smells Like My Vagina’, for sale in her online Goop shop and revealed that the geranium, citrusy bergamot, and cedar scented candle, originally started as a joke. According to the product’s description: ‘This candle started as a joke between perfumer Douglas Little and GP—the two were working on a fragrance, and she blurted out, “Uhhh..this smells like a vagina”—but evolved into a funny, gorgeous, sexy, and beautifully unexpected scent. ‘(That turned out to be perfect as a candle—we did a test run at an In goop Health, and it sold out within hours.) ‘It’s a blend of geranium, citrusy bergamot, and cedar absolutes juxtaposed with Damask rose and ambrette seed that puts us in mind of fantasy, seduction, and a sophisticated warmth.’   Read More


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