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April 12, 2006


Michael Blowhard writes:

Dear Blowhards --

* Women notoriously had a hard time getting their hubbies and b.f.'s out to see "Brokeback Mountain." I suspect they won't encounter anything like the same kind of resistance when the sequel opens. (Link thanks to ChicagoBoyz' James Rummell.)

* Make your own kaleidescope -- one of the niftier online toys I've run across recently.

* J. Cassian points out an especially tasteless concept for a computer game.

* Is this the original of the famous Numa-Numa song/video?

* Pyrex: It's right for a different kind of cooking too. (NSFW)

* So maybe it's true, what they say about hyper-macho guys?

* I guess it is!

* What an amazing thing to stare at. (Link thanks to Bluewyvern, a wonderful web bloodhound.)

* Why not have the pleasure without all the damn effort? (NSFW)

* African-style sex slavery has taken root in Paris.

* Derek Lowe reveals how hard it is to keep up with the flow of new info in the sciences.



posted by Michael at April 12, 2006


Most tasteless video game, right here:

Posted by: onetwothree on April 12, 2006 9:04 PM

Brokeback Mountain 2 - screenplay by Howard Stern. What a concept!

Posted by: Peter on April 12, 2006 10:25 PM

OK, here's what I don't get about those glass dildos. We keep hearing about how size matters, but that width is more important than length. That makes sense: the thicker, the more pressure exerted on the inside "legs" of the clitoris, which fork around the vagina. Also, girls say that the pleasure of a penis comes from being "filled up" and from "friction."

Now, the penis is basically a cylinder, and "amount of space filled up" is another name for volume. Volume of a cylinder = Pi x radius squared x height. So, given an equal increase in either height or radius (i.e., thickness), increasing the thickness results in much greater volume since it's dependent on the square of the radius. In other words, average length & greater thickness fills up more than greater length & average thickness.

So, you'd expect these glass dildos to be pretty thick, right? All of them range from 7/8" to 1 1/4" in diameter. So, the measurement around the thickest one (circumference) would be just under 4". Guys: use a flexible tape measure or something, and see if you're greater than 4" around; I'll bet you are. I read most guys are 4.5 or 5" around. So why aren't these dildos, like, at least 6" around? All are at least 7" in length, so what's up? What's even more puzzling is that the butt plugs are thicker than the dildos! Talk about getting it backwards (sorry).

Girls -- too complex, too irrational, or too fickle?

Posted by: Agnostic on April 12, 2006 11:38 PM

I dunno. My custard cups are Pyrex and they came with instructions that made a fuss about not scratching them or subjecting them to extreme temp changes because either can cause the glass to shatter suddenly. Doesn't sound very enticing. And these examples look pretty exotic -- must be hand-blown, so how carefully were they tempered into Pyrex. Would you want to put your VIP (Very Important Part) into a Pyrex test tube even if it were warm? I think they might make pretty lamps.

The conversation with the Manhattan foundry man was about a fad in the Seventies, when the chant was "why not?", and he was asked to cast some dildos.

One lady with a lady girl friend designed a two ended one with ivory knobs on the ends, which meant that the foundry had to figure out how to fasten the ivory to the bronze well enough that no unfortunate gynecologist or proctologist had to recover a knob.

One creative fellow designed a set of graduated sizes with the business end in the shape of an animal head -- no horns or antlers. Lions and so on, I suppose. Dolphins for Aquarians and all that. The challenge was to locate someone who could make a presentation box, velvet lined with the proper indentations like cases for dueling pistols, so the artist could present them to his fiancee. The up side is that copper metals kill germs. The down side was that the fiancee was so repelled by the artist's presentation that she dumped him.

I don't blame her. If a fellow doesn't even care enough to introduce himself...

Prairie Mary

Posted by: Mary Scriver on April 12, 2006 11:53 PM

You look in all the wrong places, Michael.
Here, I'll give you a tip where to go for fun.

Posted by: Tatyana on April 13, 2006 10:40 AM

Tatyana, that list of used goods was TOO funny! Once someone sent me a Village Voice. I cut out the "woman wanted" classifieds and interspersed them with the same category of classifieds cut from a local Saskatchewan farming newspaper. The VV would say things like "rubber fetish required" and the Sask paper would say, "must have good teeth." Fundamentally, they were about the same thing: woman as convenient property.

I've been getting spam about pyrex accoutrements since last fall, about the time the faux wristwatches stopped. ALL my spam -- aside from financial offers -- is about men who think sex is a matter of having a big hard VIP, as though that were attractive, but these are not the characteristics of human VIP's. The latter are able to change size, are silkysoft and tender, and respond to emotion. Pyrex is a MAN's fantasy, so no wonder it can't be interpreted from the point of view of a "girl." (Girl?)

Prairie Mary

Posted by: Mary Scriver on April 13, 2006 12:04 PM

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