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November 27, 2007

Eroticism Linkage

Michael Blowhard writes:

Dear Blowhards --

* Polly Frost swoons over her favorite sexy short story.

* The Communicatrix discovers the upside of putting on a few pounds. Hint: boobage.

* Finally: a Swedish-feminist cause a man can really cheer on.

* Tristan Taormino reports that the edgy porn site gets more web visitors than MSNBC does. Here's a NYTimes article about Peter Acworth, the British MBA-student-turned-porn-auteur who founded Here's an example of's work. Be forewarned: That last link is NSFW to the max.

* What's the relationship between Beauty in the elevated sense and what gives Roissy a boner?

* Good to see that the old wedding traditions are still being honored.

* MBlowhard Rewind: I meditated on the cultural significance of the thong here, here, and here.



posted by Michael at November 27, 2007


"Finally: a Swedish-feminist cause a man can really cheer on."

No, I don't think so. Most of the ones on display will belong to bodies that are middle-aged and older, flabby and out of shape.

Posted by: James M. on November 27, 2007 4:56 PM

Or to young ugly butch dykes, mostly university student radical types, as has happened in "top-free" protests here in Canada.

And think about it - they want to "desexualize" the breasts. The fiends! They want to deprive both men and women of one of sexuality's pleasures.

No, keep it covered, ladies; a little mystery is a good thing, surely. (That goes for you nursing mothers, too. Feed your babies discreetly, please.)

(Michael, if the Swedes are for it, it's a bad idea; these are the people who have their men sitting down to pee, in the name of "gender equality". Enough said.)

Posted by: Will S. on November 28, 2007 12:52 AM

it's astounding how far and how fast the stout viking culture has feminized itself.

Posted by: roissy on November 28, 2007 11:06 AM

All cracks about Sweden duly noted and enjoyed, still: Wimps. After all, in life you never get the goodies (in this case, lovely toplessness) without paying the price (eeek).

But I dunno, maybe toplessness is best left to foreigners? Gives us Amurricans a reason to travel on vacation anyway ...

Posted by: Michael Blowhard on November 28, 2007 12:58 PM

Hey, in southern European lands, toplessness seems to be the norm at the beach, though not much elsewhere; it doesn't seem to have any political or ideological baggage attached, it's just the done thing.

Posted by: Will S. on November 28, 2007 2:02 PM

German-speaking people (German, Austrian, Swiss) seem most matter-of-fact about nekkidness.

Posted by: PA on November 28, 2007 3:13 PM

The first dance at the wedding video was awesome. (See link "old wedding traditions"). That's one of the most entertaining clips I've seen in ages. If only I could have given the money I wasted at Beowulf (I paid for my daughter, father and step-mother as well as myself, curse the luck) to the happy couple. The newlyweds certainly deserved it more than those miserable Hollywood doofuses!

Posted by: Friedrich von Blowhard on November 30, 2007 11:24 PM

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