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July 16, 2008


Michael Blowhard writes:

Dear Blowhards --

* Witness one legal defence strategy that didn't quite work out. (Link thanks to Charlton Griffin.)

* Republicans are feeling the passion. (Another link courtesy of that web-surfin' titan Charlton Griffin.)

* The Onion offers some crucial election-year advice: How to pretend to care about politics.

* Robert Sibley writes that, in London, it feels like the 1970s all over again. Robert provides some great descriptions of how bad conditions were in '70s London.

* Onetime motorcycle rider WhiskyPrajer recalls why he gave the bikes up, and confesses that he still feels the lure.

* I'd never thought of anteaters as promising pet material. Evidently I've been wrong.

* Whiskey suspects that the economic downtown will mean the death of the niche market.

* After disliking all the porn she sampled, Erika Lust decided that the time had come to start making it herself. Erika shares some NSFW photos of her process here.

* MBlowhard Rewind: I praised James M. Cain's brilliant novel "Mildred Pierce."



posted by Michael at July 16, 2008


The picture of fat McCain supporters sleeping on chairs is a cheap shot, and probably no more true than for Obama supporters. I like McCain, but he's certainly not an inspiring candidate. Obama seems to inspire his followers, but I have no idea why.

McCain is a nightmare on the issues. He refuses to staunchly support drilling for oil and he's resorted to taunting anybody who opposes illegal immigration as racist. Where's Ronald Reagan when you need him? As Ann Coulter ascerbically points out, Republicans win when they present an unapologetically conservative candidate. They don't win when they try to "appeal to the center."

Obama's campaign is solely about patronage and swag. For some reason, women, gays and blacks getting patronage and swag is supported to be inspiring and beautiful. I'm in favor of white hetero men getting patronage and swag, but I don't delude myself into thinking that this is anything but self interest.

I'm bored silly with the "pride" women, gays and blacks take in prosecuting their self-interest with a vengeance. When is this shit going to die out?

It's a weirdly boring presidential election, as the Onion piece points out. I don't think that I'll even bother to vote.

Back to the cheap shot at Republicans and McCain. Michael, when is the notion that Democrats are stylish and sexy going to die? It's such a load of crap. To my dismay, I spent considerable time around the fag and fag hag crowd in Manhattan for almost a decade. That crowd is neck deep in atrociously fat, slovenly, unattractive people. For that matter, have you ever taken a good look at the majority of black people? Incredible obesity is widespread, if you don't mind the pun.

Posted by: Shouting Thomas on July 16, 2008 6:29 AM

If "Erika Lust" wanted to be truly innovative, she'd make porn featuring ... ungroomed women.

Posted by: Peter on July 16, 2008 11:44 PM

Peter, I wondered if I was the only one... the men are feminized by appearing hairless (except for eyebrows) and the women continue the boring, fake-nubile look (is that supposed to be "empowering" or something?, because it isn't attractive). Which brings me to...

Death of the niche market, my hairy butt. The internet has majorly lowered the barriers to entry and costs of inputs for industries whose products can be digitized. For music and *cough* photography, this means it's cheaper than ever to procure stuffs -- often trialable or just dirt cheap directly from the artist -- which is made by more-varied producers than I ever heard about. Long live hippie pornography.

Posted by: Sieze'er on July 17, 2008 5:05 AM

Please try and make some distinction between straight NSFW, gay NSFW, and straight-gay NSFW. some of us don't like to even accidentally see certain images.

Posted by: yobo on July 17, 2008 11:26 PM

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