In which I write down all those musings of which the world has been horribly deprived until this moment.
(Progressive Politics, Liberal Religion, Sex, and the occasional abnormality that bubbles forth from goodness knows where.)
This very good article on nerve.com (via Feministing) got me thinking about the whole teen sex issue. In a purely socio-political way, of course.
Lately, there have been a lot of editorials about how over-sexed our culture is. Here's a prime example from the venerable New York Times' Editorial Observer, Dec 29th: They writhe and strut, shake their bottoms, splay their legs, thrust their chests out and in and out again. Some straddle empty chairs, like lap dancers without laps. They don't smile much. Their faces are locked from grim exertion, from all that leaping up and lying down without poles to hold onto. ''Don't stop don't stop,'' sings Janet Jackson, all whispery. ''Jerk it like you're making it choke. Ohh. I'm so stimulated. Feel so X-rated.'' The girls spend a lot of time lying on the floor. They are in the sixth, seventh and eighth grades.The author, one Lawrence Downes, is shocked, shocked, to discover that sixth, seve…
GenCon Indy approaches, and so I'm not posting much. I hear D&D co-creator Gary Gygax will be at the convention this year. If I run into him, I want him to autograph one of the most ridiculous pieces of gaming weirdness ever to make it into a mainstream AD&D publication. I'm speaking, of course, about the infamous random prostitute generation table in the 1st Edition Dungeon Master's Guide. That book included a random encounter table for cities; "Harlot" is one of the entries. Here is the Harlot entry, reproduced in facsimile for your delectation:
Sadly, subsequent editions of the Dungeon Master's Guide lack such useful prompts to the imagination. Dungeon Masters are now forced to improvise descriptions of harlots, should such be encountered by an adventuring party. Unless, of course, the Dungeon Master owns a copy of the 1st Edition DMG or is lucky enough to see this blog post.
In the interest of fairness and gender equality, this table should be updat…
This is the freakiest thing I've heard in a while: "I just am who we are". It's a montage of voices--each one from a separate personality of someone suffering from multiple personality disorder. It starts around 1:50 into the clip. Very disturbing, and one of the voices sings a song about sexual abuse, so be warned.