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August 26, 2005

X-rated Elsewhere

Michael Blowhard writes:

Dear Blowhards --

This Blowhard does not endorse X-rated behavior. This Blowhard thinks that, generally speaking, caution is wise, that there's a time and a place, etc. But this Blowhard also has a mischievous side, enjoys a good dirty joke, assumes we're among adults here, and doesn't mind violating his own rules. (Actually, one of his most unshakeable convictions is that sex, humor, art, poetry, and religion all bubble up from the same deep well -- or, better put, are related manifestations of similar energies. But that's for another posting.) Plus: The electronic-media explosion that we're engulfed in has thrown open doors to all kinds of raunchy, uninhibited, and pornographic material. How not to take notice?

Most of these links are highly NSFW, if you hadn't guessed.

* The Onion has some bad economic news.

* Jill tries a bigger one than usual, then returns for more.

* Who says traditional drawing skills have been lost?

* Dr. Photo thinks that, with only a couple of tweaks, Scarlett would be perfection itself. Shame-Ridden Disgrace suspects that certain practices may prove more rewarding than going to a shrink.

* Male movie stars: best served cut or uncut?

* Maybe it's true what they say. Actually, judging from this photo, it seems to be true about four times over.

* I found the geometry of the swinger session that "M" describes a little hard to follow, but I was amused that the image of Helen Slater as Supergirl played such a large role in M's imagination. Helen Slater as Supergirl has played a role in my erotic imagination too.

* This blog is a wide-ranging, knows-no-borders kind of blog. Other blogs are much more tightly focused.

* I will never take a photograph half as witty as this one.

* What to do when The Hubster is mentally in the mood but doesn't have the physical energy to perform? Maybe the time has come to call in a pinch hitter.

* Demure College Student lets down her hair and admits that she has an erotic thing for mirrors.

* Excellent use of a cameraphone.

* Nikiee has an awe-inspiringly take-charge attitude towards her pleasure ...

* Eating a McDonald's Happy Meal reminds Avatar of something.



posted by Michael at August 26, 2005


It's funny: the new HBO series "Rome" is ccoming out this weekend, and I was watching the "Making of" featurette the other day. One of the things they were talking about was how they had to get across the fact that that Rome in 50 B.C. didn't have any of the Christian hangups about sex, etc. etc. Looking at stuff like this, I sometimes wonder if at this point it would be easier for young peple today to understand 50s Rome than 50s America...

Posted by: jimbo on August 27, 2005 6:19 PM

Michael, it seems you've finally responded in force to my query: How has porn influenced people's sexual behavior?

My favorite was the Onion.

Why no Asian ladies? I guess I'll have to provide those links in my blog.

Posted by: Shouting Thomas on August 28, 2005 8:56 AM

Judeo-Christian "hang-ups" about sex have been making life a little more bearable for the weak and vulnerable for a couple of thousand years now. Life without them must have been a lot of fun for the powerful and predatory.

Posted by: Bill on August 28, 2005 9:31 AM

>>>>and I was watching the "Making of" featurette the other day

Yes if you see it on a "making of" featurette you can usually take it to the bank.

>>>>I sometimes wonder if at this point it would be easier for young peple today to understand 50s Rome than 50s America...

Well unless the young person happens to currently be a slave, been sold into prostitution or involved in an arranged marriage I would tend to think that they would understand 50s America a little better.

Or are you just comparing 50s America to the characters you saw on the tv show?

Posted by: ingrida on August 28, 2005 4:11 PM


hyperbole noun
exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally.

clueless adjective informal
having no knowledge, understanding, or ability : you're clueless about how to deal with the world.

Posted by: jimbo on August 28, 2005 10:13 PM

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