Sunday, July 31, 2005
Corsetry, like many other modificatory practices, is far from new. In fact images of corsetry dating from around 9500 BC have been found at the Neolithic site at Brandon in England. Evidence of the use of corsets to mould the bodies of young Minoan females and males has also been discovered by archaeologists working in Crete, and ‘girdles’ and ‘stomachers’ are mentioned in the Book of Isaiah in the Old Testament. These are just a few of a plethora of examples of practices which involve the sculpting of bodies in historically and culturally specific ways. In the current context of Western consumer capitalism modificatory practices and procedures abound: from corsetry to liposuction, self-amputation to tattooing, the use of growth hormones to implants of various kinds, phalloplasty to circumcision, and the list goes on, and on, and on.
At the risk of stating the obvious, it seems that a fundamental aspect of human being is the tendency to transform bodies, sometimes intentionally, sometimes not. Given this, I am intrigued by the responses of some to Paddy Hartley’s ‘facial corsets’, by the idea that moulding the face in and through the use of such implements is somehow perverse. And indeed, it seems to me that this is one the many questions or conundrums that Hartley’s work at once raises and refuses to answer. If, as the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) claims, in 2003 in the USA alone 8.3 million people underwent cosmetic procedures, then why would the temporary modification of the face and head through the use of corsetry appear repugnant? Perhaps it is less the effects of Hartley’s corsets that disturb viewers than the garments themselves, some of which may evoke the spectre of that most feared, six-fingered ‘monster’ Hannibal Lecter who, of course, was smitten with the skins of those whose bodies he gratuitously modified. But then again, perhaps as Denna Jones has noted, insofar as these facial second skins ‘activate - when pulled, cinched or tied-off - an articulation of the ever-shifting loyalties of fashion for particular shapes, styles, zones of preference, they could be said to graphically illustrate both the seductiveness and the dangers of (im)permanence. Ultimately, what is perhaps most interesting about these images is their capacity to move the viewer, to mark him or her in inestimable ways.--
Hello and welcome to Anti Wizards Inc. This is a site dedicated to hatred of Harry Potter, plain and simple. We don't like the books, or the movie, we hate the phenomenon, and if you're a fan, then we're here to re-educate you and make you think otherwise. Eventually, all will be brought over to the dark side...If you already are sick and tired of the endless parade of rabid fans and declarations that the books are the best ever written, then you're very welcome here and we hope you join up with us. Together, we will fight the spreading disease of Harry Potter mania. We will expose the world to our ways of thinking! Finally, someone will stand out and be different! We are unafraid to admit that we don't conform, that we thought the books were only so-so, and that we wish Harry Potter and his phenomenon would just go away and leave us alone. Love us, hate us? Frankly, darlings, we don't give a damn. We're here to express our opinions, and if you don't like us, you're welcome to tell us so. We'll have fun mocking you, believe us. Check out the links on the side, to explore this oh-so-fun little site. We just know you'll enjoy yourself.
Veteran reporter Helen Thomas, the "dean of the White House press corps," says she would not be able to live if Vice President Cheney were to run for the highest office.
"The day I say Dick Cheney is going to run for president, I'll kill myself," she told The Hill newspaper. "All we need is one more liar."
The Hill's "Under the Dome" column noted that Cheney is a "serious darkhorse" candidate in 2008 according to Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward.
Thomas, a syndicated columnist for Hearst Newspapers, has covered the White House since the Kennedy administration.
In a May column, she wrote that Cheney "certainly could campaign on the theme that he has had experience in running the White House."
In the piece, Thomas said President Bush's not being notified of a terror scare caused by an off-course light airplane "again raises the question of who's running the show."
She's called Cheney "probably the most powerful vice president in recent times, perhaps in U.S. history."
Thomas told the Hill she thinks Cheney would like to run, "but it would be a sad day for the country if he does."--
Lunchtime raids net 15 strippers in Tampa-area clubs
JULY 29--In a lunchtime undercover operation, Florida cops yesterday busted 15 strippers on a variety of criminal charges, including prostitution and exposure of a sexual organ. The arrests came at five different gentlemen's clubs (Bare Assets, Lollipops, Extasy, Brass Flamingo, and Calendar Girls) along U.S. Highway 19 in the Tampa area. According to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office, previous operations were carried out at night, but since the strip clubs were packed during lunch (and the talent was rather, um, frisky), the midday raid was planned. Fourteen of the arrestees posed for mug shots, which you'll find below (make sure to click on each image to see the following booking photo). We've also provided a link to a police report above a handful of photos. It is unclear if any of the charged offenses occurred in a Champagne Room. (14 pages)--
Sun Jul 31st, 2005 at 03:15:14 PM EST
In certain circles you hear the word Transhumanism a lot lately. This is the idea that new technologies will make people so intelligent, powerful, healthy, and long-lived that we will not be merely human any more; we will transcend what is commonly called the "human condition" and become something more like gods.
Of course it's very difficult to imagine what it would be like to become something so much better and different than ourselves. But it's also an old dream of ours, and some of our brightest thinkers have tried to imagine it for us. Come with me on a slightly different reading of a character you've probably already met: One of the most well known and yet clearly transhuman characters in modern literature is Hannibal Lecter, the serial killer who has now appeared in three novels by Thomas Harris.
(Note: In case you are one of the six people left who have never read these books or seen the movies, this review does spoil all the endings.) --
Here’s a useful tourist map of Shanghai — it labels 14 choice spots to go kill yourself.
Adapted from a location map for the 2002 4As Creative Awards Roadshow, this image began circulating online last year but has only recently caught the attention of the traditional media. Experts have been trotted out to decry the harmful influence it will have on the youth, and the subway option has attracted quite a bit of attention, since 48 people have been killed that way since 1995. There’s a feeling that as suicide methods go, jumping on the rails is particularly irresponsible since it inconveniences so many people. Fortunately the map provides 13 alternatives.
The compiler of this guide remains unnamed, although this guest-book post from June last year bears a remarkable similarity to the info on the map.
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Study on gay adoption disputed by specialists
WASHINGTON -- President Bush had a ready answer when asked in January for his view of adoption by same-sex couples: ''Studies have shown that the ideal is where a child is raised in a married family with a man and a woman," the president said.
Bush's assertion raised eyebrows among specialists. The American Academy of Pediatrics, composed of leaders in the field, had found no meaningful difference between children raised by same-sex and heterosexual couples, based on a 2002 report written largely by a Boston pediatrician, Dr. Ellen C. Perrin.
But Bush's statement was celebrated at a tiny think tank called the Family Research Institute, where the founder, Dr. Paul Cameron, believes Bush was referring to studies he has published in academic journals that are critical of gays and lesbians as parents. Cameron has published numerous studies with titles such as ''Gay Foster Parents More Apt to Molest" -- a conclusion disputed by many other researchers.--
Hard Gay is a faux homosexual that dresses in stereotypical tight leather clothing and runs around the streets of Tokyo performing acts of "social improvement" while thursting his hips and yelling "Woooo!". Confused? Maybe it's best if you just see for yourself...
Hard Gay in Action (Windows Media)
Many more clips of Hard Gay in action can be seen here.
"We are a ubiquitous force. We’re in your local Starbucks, listening to music. Afterward, we might be in your local music store, shopping for movies. And who’s that in your local movie theater, about to head across the street for coffee? Bingo. Us. As busy as we are, you wonder how we find time to be so directly with it. Because you desire to be with it, too. But let’s face facts: you can’t put your finger on it. You wouldn’t even be able to choose it out of a lineup of knockoff Louis Vuitton luggage. Hypothetically, if it were on a train headed northeast leaving San Francisco at 5:00 p.m., and at 6:00 p.m. you left on a train headed southwest out of Des Moines, you still wouldn’t be cool. You’re from Iowa. Keep that chin up friend, however, for I am about to share some knowledge. Welcome toHipsterology 101Our slogan: “There’s always room for a few more lucky souls at the very precipice of the fashion lifestyle ladder.” It’s a bit long, but in this day and age who has time for short slogans? “Not you, nor I, nor anyone else I can think of,” is what I always say." (more at link)
"For Melinda Wilferd, nightlife in Los Angeles was a lot like high school. The 35-year-old ran with a crowd that often went to parties in downtown lofts, 'where all the faces turn around and look at you, assessing whether or not you're going to fit in the hipster club.' Where if you enjoy watching TV, you're held beneath contempt. And where 'they talk about music like it's some revelation.' The pretension and callowness finally got to her, and one night 'I told my friends I can't do this anymore.' She began exploring wine bars and jazz clubs in search of more fulfilling nightlife -- and to get away from hipsters. 'Now I'm more interested in what pleases me,' says the employee of a major cable network. 'I just want my little place in this mad, mad world.'" (more at link)
"It's a fascinating piece of code using high-level algorithms and math to prove that the post length and number of uppercase characters can be used to measure the total insanity of any eBay post."
Auction 1 - PLEASE HELP!WHAT’S GROWING ON MY HEAD!! MYSTERY AUCTION GSS Score: 66,731
Headlines like "Sex, Porn Pack Berlin Film Festival," features on the Pamela Anderson cartoon "Stripperella" and photos of Paris Hilton examining her cleavage might easily be the work of the National Enquirer or Globe. But the Chinese state news agency?
In the China Youth Daily, the mouthpiece of the Communist Youth League, readers can find articles on adult toys, while the People's Daily has published features on Shanghai's Ancient Sex Culture Museum, once a source of government ire. And then there is state agency Xinhua, which regularly displays photos of scantily clad women on its website. In a four-day period in early May, Xinhua ran pictures from the Miss Bikini China contest; a spread of foreign swimsuit models, one of whom was wearing only a bikini bottom; provocative shots of foreign women under the English headline "How many luring poses can you imagine?"; photos from the swimsuit competition of last year's Miss Universe contest; and, for good measure, pictures from a Thai transvestite beauty contest.
Jeremy Goldkorn, who runs a Beijing advertising firm and keeps an English-language blog on the Chinese media at www.danwei.org, says the change has been vast. "You would never have the idea that there was any sex in China from reading the People's Daily five or six years ago," he says. Now, "There's a lot more lifestyle stuff. The party has decided it doesn't want to control people's private lives."
The explosion of suggestive images is partly a reflection of changes in Chinese society — many sociologists say China is in the midst of a sweeping sexual revolution — and partly due to market reforms. In 2003, the Chinese government introduced far-reaching regulations that require many newspapers and magazines to try to turn a profit. Television is undergoing a similar, though more gradual, transformation. Xinhua remains state-owned, but it competes for hits with NASDAQ-traded Internet portals Sina and Sohu, which publish their share of racy content. "They have less of a profit motive," Goldkorn said of Xinhua, "but they must be looking at their visitor stats."
Sexual double entendres were removed overnight from Burger King's new website, CoqRoq.com, but the company claims it has received no complaints from consumers or other outside groups, AdAge reports. The deleted content included captions, under photos of young girls, that read: "Groupies love the Coq" and "groupies love Coq."
The captions were there when the site went live yesterday, but according to Edna Johnson, SVP for global communications for Burger King, malfunctions in the Flash and XML programming were responsible for putting the captions up. A misspelling of "Burger King" had also been fixed, she said.
The site, created by Crispin Porter & Bogusky of Subservient Chicken fame, is designed to look like a rock band site. (The band is named CoqRoq, the lead singer Fowl Mouth.) (MEDIABUYERPLANNER)--
...BECAUSE IT IS INDEED WOMEN'S PRIMORDIAL NATURE
TO BE ATTRACTED TO AND REPRODUCE WITH STRONG MEN!!!
CLAIM HER: Because blackwomen have indeed been a slave to both white men and white women!!!
TAME HER: Because Oprah Winfrey and the Feminist conspiracy continue to fill the blackwoman's head with ideas of rebelling against the God ordained idea of "helping" and "healing" her own men back into power. And the corporations don't want her getting her hands dirty cooking and cleaning and building a future for her sons, but to buy "instant" recipies and products instead.
TRAIN HER: Teach her what God wants her to be instead of what the wicked Feminists want her to be: Their mammy!!!
DOMINATE HER: Protect her from all future forms of threats. No one wants more happiness for the blackwoman than the man whom God oringally made her for. Everyone else only wants to use the blackwomen to be their mammy. Just like she has been for hundreds of years!!! And their propaganda has indeed tricked blackwomen into coloring her hair piss yellow with toxic chemicals!!!--
Three years ago I met a wonderful man in his early 30s. I was always disappointed when dating men who kept little black books or lists of women they had slept with. This guy was different. I was pleasantly surprised to find out that he was relatively sexually inexperienced (e.g. he had trouble unhooking my bra.) However, the longer we dated the more information I found out about his past. To make it short, my new guy was a date rapist for seven years before we met. His victims were mostly older, unattractive women that he met in clubs and bars. They were weaker and liked the attention of a younger man. He would manipulate them by telling them lies and by staying sober while buying them drinks. He also had a one-year "relationship" with one woman who was six years older and going through a divorce. She was never interested in sex, but he would pressure her and cause her to feel guilty in order to get what he wanted. At times when he was not able to convince her, he would tell her that she could just lie still while he had his way. According to him, she had obvious mental problems, but he just used that to make her feel as if she needed him
One woman's courage in appealing to the late Ayatollah Khomeini has made Tehran the unlikely sex change capital of the world.
By Robert Tait
July 28, 2005 |
It could take something extraordinary to move the late Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini to issue a fatwa (or religious and legal decree). Novelist Salman Rushdie did it by challenging the sanctity of the prophet Mohammed in "The Satanic Verses," provoking Iran's austere revolutionary leader into pronouncing the death sentence. For Maryam Khatoon Molkara it required the equally dramatic step of confronting Khomeini in person and proving, in graphic terms, that she was a woman trapped inside a man's body.
To do so, she had to endure a ferocious beating from bodyguards before coming face to face with the ayatollah in his living room, covered in blood, dressed in a man's suit and, thanks to a course of hormone treatment, sporting fully formed female breasts.--
Bachelors heard: Everyone's saying that welfare causes terrorism! Does polygamy cause terrorism too? ... P.S.: William Tucker writes:
But if polygamy isn't widely practiced in Islamic countries, can it really be so important that violent jihad is "unlikely to disappear until it is eliminated"? ... 12:40 A.M. link
Was Aswat/Not Aswat: The Los Angeles Times is reporting that Haroon Rashid Aswat, whom the paper said had been arrested in a madrassa in Pakistan, was in fact arrested in Zambia:
kf made a big deal out of the Pakistani madrassa angle recently, arguing this undermined the Peter Bergen/Swati Pandey op-ed argument that madrassas "are not and should not be considered a threat to the United States." I still think that op-ed was wildly unpersuasive--the madrassas are a problem even if they merely supply terrorists with an approving base of support rather than supplying the actual terrorists themselves. If they don't supply terrorists now they might in the future. And it still appears to be true that at least one of the 7/7 London bombers visited a madrassa. But the most dramatic bit of evidence against Bergen and Pandey appears to be non-evidence. ... P.S.: Pakistan's president, Pervez Musharraf, has ordered an estimated 1,400 foreign students to leave the madrassas--
The market is amoral and agnostic. It has no interest in your virtues or vices or God, except insofar as they help make money. But just as morality and faith have taken a larger role in all of American life, so are they also playing an increasingly prominent role in investing. For the secularly progressive, there are socially conscious mutual funds. Jews may be partial to Israel bonds. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, which sounds like the setup for a Garrison Keillor one-liner, offers more than 20 mutual funds. Putting money to work in ways compatible with your overall worldview is clearly appealing to growing numbers of investors.
And this has produced a very odd market anomaly: Both virtue and vice seem to be increasingly effective investing strategies. God and Satan are both winning on Wall Street. In recent years, people who have invested in a particular brand of virtue—the Ave Maria Catholic Values Fund—and people who have invested in a particular brand of vice—the Vice Fund—have both handily beaten the market.
It is JUST like the one time when That Wonkete accused Our President George W. Bush of being a homosexual because of the way he was holding his hand in a “nelly” way...what if Our Soldiers who are fighting so bravely out there find out what Wonkette is saying and think that is true!!? Well what if they believed her and stopped following orders from Our President because he is a gay!?
If even one service man (or woman just so you know I’m not so called SEXIST!!) dies because of those things that Wonkette and dems have been saying then that is ONE TOO MANY.First of all, we think the brave men (and women!) of the armed forces would probably still fight even if the President were gay. (Some of them might even fight a little harder.) Second: We didn't accuse George Bush of being gay because he holds his hand in a "nelly way."
We accused him of being gay because he likes cock.
DEMS LOVE LIMBO [Mangina Dentata (possibly best gay blog name ever)]
Saturday, July 30, 2005
The day may come, for whatever reason - rioting, pestilence, famine, or just plain curiosity - you will need to eat a cat. Your very survival may depend on this handy guide.PREPARING YOUR CAT FOR CONSUMPTION
Since cat meat isn't commercially available in the United States (and illegal to boot), you'll probably have to prepare cat yourself. If you live in the more enlightened domains of East Asia, and can purchase cat at the local market, you may want to skip this step and proceed to COOKING YOUR CAT.
First, get a large cutting board and lay out your cat. Lop off the head, the tail and the feet with a sharp butcher's knife. These parts of the cat contain little usable meat, so toss them aside.
Next, make a longitudinal incision on the cat's abdomen. Reach your hand (wear gloves!) into the body cavity, and remove all of the internal organs. Discard them- especially the liver. It may look tasty, but the liver of a felis domesticus is frequently too toxic for human consumption.
Runners have UGLY feet, especially trail runners. At the 40th RRCA convention a competition jointly hosted by the Bloomsday Road Runners Club, Spokane, WA and the Tahoe Mountain Milers, Lake Tahoe, identified some of the ugliest feet at the convention.
And the Winners were:Overall Men: Jim Duguay, Chattahoochie Road Runners & Atlanta Track Club
Welcome to the internet's largest collection of exotic car crash photos. We display over 6,000 wrecked exotic cars to show you the real consequences of reckless driving.
These car crash pictures involve some of the most expensive automobiles ever produced including Lamborghini, Ferrari, Mclaren F1, Bugatti and more. All in all, you'll find almost a quarter of a Billion Dollars worth of damage within this car crash collection. That's enough to make any insurance company weep.
If you have photos of car accidents, car wrecks, car crash pictures, exotic wrecks, or weird car crash photos, please submit them. Thanks!--
AV sez, "This week, Microsoft started requiring users to verifiy their serial number before using Windows Update. This effort to force users to either buy XP or tell them where you got the illegal copy is called 'Genuine Advantage.' It was cracked within 24 hours." --
A place -- in cyberspace -- where Dull Men can share thoughts and experiences,
free from pressures to be in and trendy, free instead to enjoy the simple, ordinary things of everyday life
Do you want to express your views? Many Dull Men are shy. But with the anonymity of the web, now they are free. Free to tell others what's on their minds - to share their experiences, strengths, and (tame) desires. If you know any dull things to do, places to visit, foods, dates, books, etc, send us a message telling us about it.
China has picked its first group of women to be trained as astronauts, according the state news agency Xinhua.
The 35 women, aged between 17 and 20, will first train as pilots at the Chinese military's Aviation University, Xinhua quoted an official as saying.
Some will then be picked for space missions, and China's first female is due to be launched into space by 2010.
China achieved its first manned space flight in October 2003. It plans to launch another mission later this year.
The short listed women were picked from more than 200,000 hopefuls, according to Xinhua.--
You hear it all the time: "He was such a NICE Guy, and she's such a Heartless Bitch for dumping him."
I get letters from self-professed Nice Guys, complaining that women must WANT to be treated like shit, because THEY, the "Nice Guy" have failed repeatedly in relationships. This is akin to the false logic that "Whales are mammals. Whales live in the sea. Therefore, all mammals live in the sea."
If you have one bad relationship after another, the only common denominator is YOU. Think about it.
What's wrong with Nice Guys? The biggest problem is that most Nice Guys (tm) are hideously insecure. They are so anxious to be liked and loved that they do things for other people to gain acceptance and attention, rather than for the simply pleasure of giving. You never know if a Nice Guy really likes you for who you are, or if he has glommed onto you out of desperation because you actually payed some kind of attention to him.
Nice Guys exude insecurity -- a big red target for the predators of the world. There are women out there who are "users" -- just looking for a sucker to take advantage of. Users home-in on "Nice Guys", stroke their egos, take them for a ride, add a notch to their belts, and move on. It's no wonder so many Nice Guys complain about women being horrible, when the so often the kind of woman that get's attracted to them is the lowest form of life...
Self-confident, caring, decent-hearted women find "Nice Guys" to be too clingy, self-abasing, and insecure.--
Astronomers in the United States have announced the discovery of the 10th planet to orbit our Sun.
The largest object found in our Solar System since Neptune was discovered in 1846, it was first seen in 2003 but has only now been confirmed as a planet.
Designated 2003 UB313, it is about 3,000km across, a world of rock and ice and somewhat larger than Pluto.
Scientists say it is three times as far away as Pluto, in an orbit at an angle to the orbits of the other planets.
Astronomers think that at some point in its history, Neptune likely flung it into its highly-inclined 44-degree orbit.
It is currently 97 Earth-Sun distances away - more than twice Pluto's average distance from the Sun.--
A UK-born paedophile, who spent almost 40 years in jail in Australia for a series of offences, has arrived in Britain after being deported.
Robert Excell, 67, was freed from jail in Perth because of ill health. He emigrated to Australia aged 10 but never became a citizen.
He landed at Heathrow at 0700 BST. Excell was required to sign the sex offenders' register before being freed.
Children's campaigners have expressed fears he might re-offend in Britain.
Excell has spent 37 of the past 39 years in Australia's prison system for child sex offences dating back to 1965, when he raped a seven-year-old boy.--
A teenager has been murdered with an axe in a racist attack by a gang, police say.
Student Anthony Walker, 18, died in hospital after being attacked in Huyton, Merseyside, on Friday night.
Mr Walker had been taunted while at a bus stop on St John's Road with his girlfriend and a male cousin. They moved but were attacked in a park.
His girlfriend and cousin, both 17, ran to get help, but when they returned he was on the ground with head injuries.
'Unprovoked, racist attack'
Merseyside Police Assistant Chief Constable Bernard Lawson said: "What we are dealing with here is an unprovoked and vicious attack on a young black man which we believe to be racially motivated.
"This was a despicable act and we're absolutely determined to find the people responsible.--
Sex is often a significant part of human relationships, so why shouldn't films reflect that and depict it more accurately? That's the question director Michael Winterbottom tries to answer with 9 Songs, and he does so fairly successfully. The film is rated NC-17 and features fairly graphic sex (penetration, oral sex, bodily fluids), which was disappointing at first because I thought Winterbottom was using sex for the same purpose as most directors do (cheap titillation) but the choice made more sense as the movie progressed and, thanks in large part to the two lead actors, contributed greatly to the feeling of relationship in the film.
I received a message from the brain eating master today:
"We're trying to create a self perpetuating Zombie Mob in the streets of San Francisco on Saturday (Saturday, July 30th). A seed group of zombies will start at St. Mary's square, and as we march up Market St. we'll attack Willing bystanders, converting them and giving them ingredients to make more zombies. We'll end up at Union Square,
Fortunately for Ezekiel Rubottom, there’s no law against keeping your severed foot in a bucket on the front porch.
Rubottom, a 21-year-old Lawrence resident, ex-pressed relief Monday after police gave him back his left foot, which he began storing in a five-gallon bucket of formaldehyde on the porch at 627 Conn. after it was amputated three weeks ago. Police seized the foot Saturday, thinking it could have been evidence of a crime, but returned it after verifying Rubottom was the rightful owner.
“It’s cool. It’s all good,” Rubottom said. “Now I’ve got my foot back. That’s all I wanted.”
Rubottom, an artist, occasional hip-hop emcee and recovering methamphetamine addict, is technically homeless right now but often stays with a friend at the home on Connecticut. He said he was born with a clubbed left foot and struggled throughout his life with pressure sores and infections.
Earlier this summer, a bone infection in the foot got so bad that he had to have it amputated at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. He decided to keep it.
LINCOLN, Neb. - Brice Mellen is a whiz at video games such as "Mortal Kombat." In that regard, the 17-year-old isn't much different from so many others his age. Except for one thing: He's blind.
And as he easily dispatched foes who took him on recently at a Lincoln gaming center, the affable and smiling Mellen remained humble.
"I can't say that I'm a superpro," he said, working the controller like an extension of his body. "I can be beat."
Those bold enough to challenge him weren't so lucky. One by one, while playing "Soul Caliber 2," their video characters were decapitated, eviscerated and gutted without mercy by Mellen's on-screen alter ego.
There are times in a man's life when he just wants a relationship based purely on sex, but cannot get such a thing from women. Maybe he is using the wrong approach. Maybe he is isolated from available women. Maybe he is just too poor and icky to get such a relationship. Or maybe he's just kinky. In any case, some men turn to chickens for solace. Larry Flynt claims that he did this once at the age of nine, and if you follow the simple instructions below, you two can be getting the chicks in no time at all.
Before I go any further, I have to admit that I am writing up this node based on information a document that I saw about 5 years ago, specifically an article from Easy Rider magazine. I wanted to find the article or some other HOWTO before I went any further, but when I told another noder about it, he immediately nodeshelled this. So now I am forced to give you the scraps that I can remember before one of the NRT shows up and does a half-assed job. If I have made any technical errors, please feel free to add your own experiences below.
You will need:
To make this movie masturbator, you need: one cardboard popcorn bucket, an empty tube from a roll of toilet paper or paper towels, a latex glove, duct tape, a marker, scissors and an exacto knife.
First empty the popcorn bucket. Position the toilet paper tube about two thirds of the way down the side, and trace around the outside of the tube with the marker. You can also position the hole on the bottom of the bucket, depending on the angle of your erection.
Draw a small circle in the middle of the outline, and mark the circle into several wedge-shaped sections. Cut out the small inner circle with the exacto knife, then cut the inside lines from the middle to the outer edge of the large circle.--
British tradesman caught urinating in vase, pouring contents in heater
LONDON - A British plumber was fined and given a community service order on Tuesday after being captured on hidden cameras urinating into a vase in a customer’s attic and pouring the contents into the central heating system.
Roy Williams, 47, was caught in the act by trading standards officers who had rented the house in Leatherhead in southern England and rigged it with cameras as part of a sting operation to check on tradesmen.
The plumber had been called out to fix a simple fault but instead missed this and charged 203 pounds for unnecessary work, Steve Playle of Surrey trading standards told Reuters.
Williams then urinated into a vase, poured the urine into the hot water tank and rinsed the vase in the cold water tank.
The plumber denied the charges, claiming he had a medical condition which meant he needed the toilet regularly and had been overcome by the sound of running water.
He was sentenced to 150 hours community service by Guildford Crown Court on charges of deception and making false trades descriptions, and was ordered to pay 3,778 pounds in fines and costs incurred cleaning the water tanks.--
Pasco County, Florida - Fifteen Pasco County nude dancers have dates in court after a lunch-time roundup.
Lt. Robert Sullivan, Pasco County Sheriff's Office:
”Historically we've done these things late at night, but our intelligence indicated that they were quite busy around the lunch hour and that a lot was occurring.”
Undercover deputies made the arrests at five strip clubs along U.S. 19. The women were arrested on various charges including solicitation of a beverage, exposure of a sexual organ, and prostitution.
They are the first strip club arrests since April of 2003 when a Pasco judge tossed out charges against ten dancers because Florida law didn't allow an undercover deputy to be the so-called "offended party." That all changed this year with a new law supported by Pasco legislators and signed by Gov. Jeb Bush.
Lt. Robert Sullivan:
”With this new law, it opened the door for me to send undercover officers back in to investigate, and see if the law is being violated.”
Before arresting the women Thursday, the undercover deputies watched nude dancers on stage, bought some of them drinks, and received lap dances from others.--
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- A 10-year-old boy was found dead, hanging from a tree, apparently killed while trying to get high by playing the "pass-out game," authorities said.
Dalton Eby may be the second Idaho child killed in recent months while playing a choking game, trying to cut off the oxygen supply to the brain to achieve a type of "high."
Dalton's mother reported him missing last Thursday when he failed to return home after visiting a friend. Search and rescue crews found his body Friday in a tree near his Island Park home, the Fremont County sheriff's office said in a statement.
There was nothing at the scene suggesting that anyone else was involved, the sheriff's office said.
"During the course of the investigation it was learned that there is a game that is common knowledge to many of our youth. A game known as the 'pass-out game,' the 'fainting game,' the 'tingling game,' or the 'something dreaming game' -- to name a few," the statement added.
Whether you call it a circle jerk, an onanism orgy or a Jack-and-Jill-off, nothing is merrier than a masturbation party. What could be better, after all, than sharing your self-love with others?
Here, we'll take you step-by-step through the party planning party process, offering hints and tips for making your masturbatory bash a success. And we do emphasize planning. Careful preparation can make the difference between an ecstatic gathering and an embarrassing fiasco.
Throughout this guide, we'll also focus on safety precautions. Please, play safe.
The Ground Rules - Setting up boundaries ahead of time for the circle jerk
The Invitation - Who to invite to the circle and how
What to Buy - The essential supplies
Entertainment - Breaking the ice and getting busy--
Love may hurt, but sometimes self-love hurts the most. We've combed through the medical journals to find the most horrific examples of masturbation mishaps. From misplaced household items to self-mutilation to accidental death, it's all here, and it's all true.
Dogging Central - The Ultimate guide to public sex
There's a simple lesson to be learned from all this. Whenever possible, masturbate with a friend. Don't go it alone. It's just too dangerous.
Also, be sure to check out our new section of reader-submitted horror stories. You won't believe what kind of trouble people are getting themselves into.--
Friday, July 29, 2005
"For now, everyone in the Web search world is focused on relevancy, thanks to Google. But blogs and RSS are changing how we seek out content. Now people want to search for not only what's relevant, but also what's recent and popular (e.g. linked to). This is going to change how the Web search engines operate, particularly as more consumers begin to read blogs and subscribe to feeds." (more at link)
(search'd from bibi's box)
"LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A Microsoft analyst has won an annual contest celebrating bad writing by comparing fixing carburetors to fondling a woman's breasts.
'As he stared at her ample bosom, he daydreamed of the dual Stromberg carburetors in his vintage Triumph Spitfire, highly functional yet pleasingly formed, perched prominently on top of the intake manifold, aching for experienced hands, the small knurled caps of the oil dampeners begging to be inspected and adjusted as described in chapter seven of the shop manual,' went Dan McKay's winning entry in the Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest.
McKay, 43, of North Dakota was said by organizers on Thursday to be visiting China 'perhaps to escape notoriety for his dubious literary achievement.' He wins $250.
The California San Jose State University contest challenges entrants to submit bad opening sentences to imaginary novels and has attracted entries from around the world for 23 years.
It was inspired by 19th century novelist Edward George Earl Bulwer-Lytton, who opened his 1830 novel 'Paul Clifford' with the now immortal words, 'It was a dark and stormy night.'" (more at link)
Recently, as an experiment, I placed a map of the United States of America (not including U.S. territories such as Puerto Rico and Guam, for fear that the resulting confusion would dismantle my experiment before it even began.) in front of my racist aunt, and asked her to tell me what she made of it. She was given full license to comment, and her knee-jerk reaction was encouraged over careful, diplomatic consideration. She was even permitted, if she desired, to re-divide the territories however she pleased. The links below are a visual record of this experiment. There are two distinct flavors: (more at link)
(bagel'd from kottke)
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"Kraft Inc. is sponsoring the upcoming Gay Games in Chicago. I want to show you what Kraft proudly supports. But before I do that, you need to read what Marc Firestone, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Kraft Foods Inc., said in refusing to cancel their sponsorship.
"Diversity is more than a word many people like to say. At Kraft we truly respect all kinds of differences. And diversity is not a selective concept . By definition, it's nothing if not inclusive. We respect diversity of ethnicity, gender, experience, background, personal style and yes, sexual orientation and gender identity. Recognizing, respecting and valuing these differences helps us be a more successful business and a workplace where all employees can realize their full potential."
The Gay Games can't get a much stronger commitment than that given by Kraft.
Kraft also owns Maxwell House, Post, Oscar Mayer and Nabisco brands, which account for almost 75% of the company's revenues.
The attached photos were taken at the last Gay Games. This is the type activity Mr. Firestone says Kraft recognizes, respects and values. (Warning: These photos are very offensive.) Click here to see the Gay Games photos.
Thanks for caring enough to get involved.
Donald E. Wildmon, Founder and Chairman
Thursday, July 28, 2005