Friday, December 31, 2010

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Either I am paranoid....

....or this is spooky.

(From my Amazon recommendations today

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

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The rule is that if a girl can hold a pencil under her breast, it's time to get a bra.  I don't know what it means if you can shoplift shoes under your boobs, and I don't want to know.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

I can't tell....

This is satire, right?

A company with the tag line: "The natural look is back!"

Selling fake nipples.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Beyond Twiggy

I am sure the thought process behind the pinup calender Eizo (a medical imaging company) released last June was no more advanced than, hey--let's do a pin up calander with X-rays. But it does make me wonder...
  • Why release a calendar in June?
  • Would anyone actually put this on their wall?
  • Why only use one model?
  • Why do pinup models always wear high heels?
I bet that somewhere out there in the wide, wild world of the internet, someone was turned on by this.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

The Snake

Most images in art of a woman and a snake are Eve, and the snake is a force of evil.  Which is all a bit hard on the snake... and the woman.  About the only other female figure in art shown with a serpent is Hygieia.

Hygieia is the daughter of the god of Medicine, Asklepius--Goddess of preserving health and leanliness. Like Asklepius she is often pictured with the snake, and also a medicine bowl.  Because snakes dwell in the earth they were seen as representing the soul and the wisdom of ancestors dwelling in Hades (the sleeping place of all the dead, not the Christian place for punishing the non-righteous.)

In my opinion we need fewer portraits of Eve, and more of Hygieai.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

How to tell whether you have 'fostered an environment'....

Kennesaw State University Interim Provost W. Ken Harmon showed a remarkable lack of insight when he stated:

"Kennesaw State fosters an environment where students are encouraged to report inappropriate and unethical behavior."

He was responding to the fact a lecturer in an accounting class stripped naked in from of the class on November 30th, and one of the students reported the incident to university officials on November 3rd... three days later.  Three weekdays.

That's some environment you've got going there, Ken.

The possible relevance of nudity to accounting was not explained in any of the stories. Perhaps to illustrate the importance of thinking outside the Jocks?

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Jingle Jugs

Jingle Jugs NEW VERSION - RECORD YOUR OWN MESSAGE Animatronic Singing Dancing Boobs - GAG Gift
This is, um, weird. A trophy display of bikini-clad (bikini apparently removeable) boobs that moves and sings  "Titties & Beer" by Rodney Carrington. 

The tag line is: "The Trophy Rack He's Always Wanted!"

If 'he' is a mammary obsessed serial killer in training, of course. Or is trying to buy a Real Doll on the installment plan.

"... you can use the included stand to put them on a flat surface, like the Thanksgiving table centerpiece." (Just to add to the 'freshly carved' I'm-a-comple-psycho with no social boundaries ambience.)

Monday, December 20, 2010

Motorcycle Mermaid Man

December Diamonds Hairy Chested Victor Motorcycle Merman Ornament

No, wait.  This one. "December Diamonds Hairy Chested Victor Motorcycle Merman Ornament".

I'll just let that one sink in for a moment.

Motorcycle Mermaid Man.


Sunday, December 19, 2010

"Amok Time"

This Christmas Hallmark brings us, I kid you not, the "Amok Time" ornament.

Because nothing says "good will to all men" more than fighting your friend to the death because is suffering from lust-inspired frenzied aggression and then faking your own death.

Merry Amok and a Happy Pon Farr to all.

(And this one is on my wish list)

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Soccer Freestyling in High Heels

Soccer in high heels is already fairly WTF.  But how is pin-up bringing the sport to "kids" around the world.

That said, this is pretty cool.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Thank you, Agmo & Ellingsen

Over the years I have heard the data repeated many times.  Based on a surveys men have more lifetime heterosexual sex partners than women.  For the United States it is reported as 12:3, for Norway 13:5 and for Britain 10:3.

Whenever this data is quote we are reminded that man are meant to want to spread their 'genome' as widely as possible, females are meant to try and bond a longer-term partner to get them to help raise the kids.

The only problem is that this data doesn't make sense.  As Agmo & Ellingsen (2003) writes "Under the condition that the population consists of 50% of each sex..." (which they established is largely the case) "...the number of partners must inevitably be exactly the same for men and women."

So we don't need 'just so' theories about why men have more sex (with women) than women have (with men)--because that flat out cannot have happened.

Of course there are lots of theories to be made about how they misremember, differently categorise and flat out lie about it... but that's a whole 'nother thing.