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December 22, 2005


Michael Blowhard writes:

Dear Blowhards --

* Sad to say, but I'm not sure that even this kind of coaching would have made me grasp calculus.

* So much for my dream of one day taking a ride in a blimp ...

*Professor Bainbridge thinks that the time has come to replace corks with screwtops for even the finest wines.

* Grandma! Grandpa! Say it ain't so! (NSFW)

* No wonder women live longer than men.

* The moment is right to combat "labia shame."

* Some people take their enthusiasm for "Fight Club" a little too far.

* The world wants to know: Does James Kunstler hate suburbia? Here's Kunstler's answer.

* Mike Hill recalls the silliness of a late '60s college "education."

* Three things I've learned from prowling Flickr: 1) While guys like taking photos of girls, girls like taking photos of themselves. 2) A girl who displays photos of herself will almost inevitably call the the collection "me." 3) For a girl who displays a collection of photos of herself, lower-casing the "m" in "me" seems to be very important.

* Someone has had the inspired idea of devoting a blog to Flickrbabes.

* Here are some hard-to-resist Flickr toys.

* The distinguished British academic Christopher Frayling single-handedly made the reputation of the spaghetti-western film director Sergio Leone, at least in intellectually-respectable circles. That's still an accomplishment worth applauding. Frayling talks about Leone here.

* Wikipedia ain't like the encyclopedias I grew up reading. Surfing its pages, I just learned that nobody really knows where the term "g-string" comes from, and that the term "going commando" dates back to 1974.



posted by Michael at December 22, 2005


About Kunstler and suburbia: what Kunstler doesn't mention is the great desire on the part of most (not all) Americans to have a home (not apartment) of their own.
Is there any way other than suburbia that this desire could be satisfied?

Posted by: ricpic on December 22, 2005 12:18 PM

As for that Labia Shame site ... just another example of this disgusting (and often pedophilic) shaving fetish sweeping the nation. What ever happened to the celebration of women in the natural, hirsute (and adult) state?

Posted by: Peter on December 22, 2005 7:44 PM

Labia shame... wow. Pardon my being graphic, but I wouldn't mind being choked by some of those flobbity-bobbity thingies. I don't mind the shaving fetish. Grown women shave all the other post-pubescent hair off their bodies (legs & underarms), so how is shaving down there any more pedophilic?

Posted by: Agnostic on December 23, 2005 2:27 PM

In the Seventies I belonged to a very serious women's group (which insisted it was not feminist) who wanted to talk about s*x in a serious way. For one session we bought some crotch-shot mags and sat solemnly turning the pages. Also, I've worked in a nursing home. Based on this evidence, my best guess is that this "lapel" shame site is a Photoshop hoax. Notice that all the ladies in question are tall, blonde, Swedish, very completely tanned and very similar around the gluteus maximus? Not to mention patronizing the same barber.

They say that both Elizabeth I and Wallis Simpson had equipment that was non-standard in some way, which was considered irresistible by key persons.

Posted by: Mary Scriver on December 26, 2005 1:28 AM

I'd hazard a guess that G-string is based on the initial of someone or some place that decreed this as a legal minimum of public decency.

Posted by: Dave F on December 29, 2005 4:48 AM

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