Thursday, June 30, 2011

Monday, June 27, 2011

Hot or Hot Mess?

This Cannes Ad Festival winning ad was never approved by Kia so they can't really be blamed either way.  Personally I think the ad is creepy and the fact it won suggests that the advertising elite (at least at Cannes) may be pretty damn creepy too.  (Click pic to enlarge).

Sunday, June 26, 2011

The more things change....

In 1941 people preferred having a son to a daughter 38% to 24% and now in much more enlightened 2011 they prefer having ... a son to a daughter by 40% to 28% [Gallup poll]. With younger people being more prejudiced against girls than older people.

I wish Peapod would hurry up and deliver my vodka.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011




It's named after the shape dickwad.



There is something inherently wrong with the word "bazinga" appearing on a "babydoll" T-shirt.

Or is that sexist?

I have just done my compulsory anti-sexual harassment training at work and suddenly I can't tell any more.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

What on earth is this advertising?

The Smart Girls Guide to Porn--book review

I was pleased to get hold of a review copy of The Smart Girl' Guide to Porn. I doubt I am the only woman out there with no conceptual problem with porn, but not a lot of success in finding anything worth watching either.I figured a smut pundit like Violet Blue might be able to point me in the right direction.

My main problem was that I didn't really need most of the book.  The first chapter is about how women do have sexual fantasies, thank you very much (I know). The second worked through a lot of the objections people have to porn (not me). The third chapter helped to prime a woman for her first purchase and viewing (been there and done that). So fifty pages into a 130 page book and I haven't really learned anything except that I apparently don't have the hang-ups that woman are "supposed" to have.

Chapter Four was a bit more helpful in helping explain why porn contains things that had been putting me off.  Although I had already discovered the answer to where the hot guys are: "gay porn" (p.57).  But a bit more insight into mainstream and indy porn making does help explain why certain tropes are repeated over and over, production values generally aren't great and BDSM has--until recently--been pretty rare.

Chapter Five gives some general hints about finding porn you'll like, and Chapter Seven covers some common categories and genres.Then we get some very basic info on internet porn and a chapter on watching porn with your heterosexual partner--because strangely the author doesn't seem to consider there might be some other possibilities. The web resources at the end have stood up really well given that the book came out in 2006, I only found a couple of broken links.

If you are in the early stages of timidly thinking that you might like to watch some porn, this may be the book for you.  If you are ready to get down to the nitty-gritty and stock up on all your favorite fetishes, I guess there's always Google.

Disclosure: Free review copy provided by Eden Fantasys, purveyor of fine erotic books and adult toys.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Sunday, June 12, 2011

My eyes, my eyes...

Tennessee had made it illegal to "transmit or display an image" online that is likely to "frighten, intimidate or cause emotional distress."

I have a few suggestions of images that cause me distress.  I would like then banned forthwith.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

God Hates Rainbows

Mississauga Catholic school thought they solved the problem of their students wanting pro-gay student organizations by allowing anti-bullying organizations instead.

They then showed how much they disapprove of bullying by banning display of the rainbow, banning or censoring pro-diversity material, and forcing the kids to give money raised for Youth Line to a Catholic charity instead.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

A Little Roomy?

Amazon asks me to: "Rate this packaging."

I give it an F.

This is meant to look good?