Month: October 2007

TMI Tuesday #104

I’ve been remiss in posting these partly because sometimes the questions are a little inane or a little TOO personal.

Anyhow, here’s this weeks:

1. Wash up, cuddle or fall asleep?

Cuddle, sleep then wash. That’s the pattern. My orgasms are very intense and tend to take a lot out of me so sleep is probably the most important aspect.

2. Have you ever fake orgasms?

I think this one has come up before and the answer then is still the answer, no I have never faked an orgasm. It’s a little more difficult for a guy to do so anyhow.

3. In any 24 hour period, what is the most number of time you have ever had sex?

A half dozen times. I gotta sleep for a minimum eight hours, so that leaves sixteen hours which means that every 2.67 hours we’d be going at it again. The interim hours would be spent as answered in question one, cuddle, sleep and then wash.

4. Have you ever had sex or give/received oral sex while you were driving a car?

I’ve received it and let me tell you it’s VERY hard to concentrate on driving. This is a highly dangerous stunt and should only be attempted by trained professionals like myself.

5. What do you think the average number of sexual partners your sex has in their lifetime (so for me a male)? Do you think most people lie when asked?

I think I read somewhere that the average guy has just 5 or so sex partners in their life. And yes, some do lie about it. I shall abstain from telling details because I might hurt some feelings if I told you just how many I’ve had.

Bonus (as in optional):Can men and women be “just friends?” (Explain)

No. Actually I should explain on that one. A gay guy can have a woman as a friend because there’s no sexual interest going on. A straight guy cannot have a woman as a friend. It just doesn’t work. Check out the Ladder Theory for an explanation. Particularly the section titled “Yes Virginia, they all want to bang you.”

When SNL was actually funny

I noticed something, the funniest bits of Saturday Night Live were always the women of the show. The guys you could pretty much interchange, with the exception of course of the original cast with John Belushi, Bill Murray, et al.

But this one is priceless. It’s SNL’s take on Mommie Dearest with Jane Curtin playing Joan Crawford, Gilda Radner playing Christina Crawford, and Lorraine Newman as Catherine Hepburn. Newman has the accent of the northern New Englander down, and the lines are funny as all hell.

I particularly like when Kate asks Christina how many men Joan has slept with and Christina can’t answer so Kate asks her to paw it out with her foot. Eighteen men.

If I could find the Colon Blow commercial parody on YouTube I’d have posted it. That was pretty funny.

Focus On The Family Opposes ENDA

Here we have Stuart Shepard of Citizenlink.org explaining why ENDA legislation is discriminatory towards churches. He’s using a classic slippery slope argument here since churches/religions are excepted out of the ENDA proposal.

My mom’s side of the family were Sheppards from the Midwest. And this guy bares an uncanny resemblance to my maternal grandfather. I hope to hell we’re not related because if we are I’m going to have to punch his lights out for being such a homophobic asshole.

Anyhow, here’s their video.

And here’s my response video which I strongly doubt they’ll ‘approve’. After all, the fact that they moderate comments tells me they’ll only post opinions that agree with them. I’m probably guilty of the same thing here when a comment is just so egregious that I have to deny it. But I think I’ve torpedoed one comment the entire time I’ve been blogging so I’m not to worried there.

Anyhow I didn’t once swear at them in this video. Surprising since I did it all unscripted. I’ll transcribe it for those who can’t understand a Rhode Island accent.

Transcription follows:

Ok this is in response to Focus on the Families video against the Employment Non Discrimination Act.

I need to say something here. It’s not a special sub-class of people. These folks don’t recognize that majority should not necessarily rule ok. You are to protect the rights of the minority.

That’s why congress was designed the way it was, unfortunately that’s been subverted over time but we can get that back if we make some basic changes.

I am sick and tired of fundamentalist Christians telling me that I don’t deserve the same rights they do. That’s what I’m getting at here. Just because I’m gay it means that I can’t have a job where I’m protected basically from being fired because I’m gay? Fortunately I live in a state where that is already the reality (ENDA) and know what, the churches haven’t had a problem.

And to be perfectly honest I would love to see Christians or at least those who call themselves Christians because your attitudes are anything but Christian. I would like to see you driven back into the woodwork where you belong. You do not belong in public, you do not belong putting your absolutely disgusting videos on YouTube.

And that’s all I’ll say to you now.

Vintage Video – The Gap Band

Ok, I had to sneak some Gap Band in here.

First up “You Dropped a Bomb on Me”. A little synth heavy but not all that bad. And they didn’t put a lot of work into the video. But it’s still pretty good if repetitive.

And of course there’s “Party Train”.

This is “Oops Upside Your Head”. I like this one a lot since it’s guitar ]bass heavy. And pretty funky stuff too!

And here they are singing “Outstanding”. There was a live version but the studio version sounds so much better.

And I’ve saved the best for last, “Burn Rubber”. Oh this was the jam back in the day.

Stinginess

I’ve noticed something happening that perhaps nobody else has. It seems that government is getting more stingy with social programs or with state employees.

For example Governor Carcieri recently said:

He said he would unveil a plan in the next two weeks to cut $50 million from the benefits of those workers who survive his staff-reduction plan. And he will propose another $50 million in cuts to social programs for low-income Rhode Islanders.

I happen to know that when it comes to state employees the most generous benefit they get is health care. But last I knew that only cost the state about $12,000,000 a year. So where does the other $38,000,000 come from? Take away vacation accrual? Sick time? How about longevity bonuses, yep those are out the window. But I can’t see that adding up to much. I can see involuntary pay cuts coming for state employees.

But the other $50,000,000 he wants to cut from social programs. Things like aid for dependent children (AFDC), or RITECare. They’ve already lopped off thousands of kids by setting the age limit artificially low.

As it is unemployment insurance will only cover you for six months. I can remember when it used to cover you for upwards of a year or more. I also remember when people on strike could collect unemployment. That’s all gone. I wouldn’t put it past this asshole Republican Governor to try to eliminate that even if it is federally funded.

Why have things gotten so stingy? It is a very simple explanation. Ideologues of the trickle down theory state that by cutting taxes for the rich/businesses the benefits will trickle down to everyone else. This has never happened. Blame Reagan for even getting that into the vernacular let alone what it has done to all of us.

In essence the you have two entities who benefit most from lower taxes. And one of them is one that I constantly rally against. Because corporate interests essentially own legislatures, they’ll get all the tax cuts they want. In Rhode Island the tax breaks for projects are getting ridiculous. We’re essentially paying for private buildings with public funds.

It has to stop. People talk about the slippery slope, well we’re a good ways down that slope right now. What ever happened to caring enough about the people you represent not to fuck them into oblivion. Because that is precisely what is happening in Rhode Island right now. And I note with some chagrin that the state of Michigan essentially shut down state government because of a budget impasse. Rhode Island is headed in that direction too.

So lets stop being stingy and demand that we repeal tax cuts for the wealthiest 2% of the population. Lets put their backs to the wall and make government afraid of us once again.

If you’re going to lie

It seems the Bush Administration hasn’t learned their lesson. That lesson is that if you’re going to tell a lie, remember it well because you’re going to get caught out in the end.

This video is interesting, it pulls together the point and counter-point clips from characters like Donald Rumsfeld, Dick Cheney, Condoleza Rice, George W. Bush et all.

I found the harassment of Barbara Bush to be delightful. And who knew Rove was so reviled that protestors surrounded his car. Oh, oh oh, learn to lie. Better yet, tell the truth. It’s easier to remember.

Pain Relief

Looks like a new dawn in pain management. Most analgesics have the effects of being indiscriminate, in essence a shotgun approach to pain management.

The new research recognizes that there are two different pathways, one for the pain, the other for sensation and motion. In other words, imagine dentistry without the numbness yet you’d feel absolutely no pain at all. That’s some good stuff considering the current analgesic, lidocaine, cannot be used over a certain limit and is not 100% effective.

It involves our old friend capsaicin which is found in almost all varieties of pepper though some are stronger than others. It’s what gives the hot to those varieties like jalapeno, habanero, scotch bonnet, etc.

I remember reading about a thing called a lethe fields in R.A. Heinlein’s books. Now we’ve gone it one better, you won’t feel any pain at all if this gets developed.

Science is a beautiful thing.

Gravel has fire in his belly

Wow, this is just too much. At the very beginning of the clip he shreds Hillary Clinton for voting in favor of attacking Iran, though what she voted for was just a pre-text.

As much as everyone fawns over Clinton I strongly suspect business as usual. Oh don’t get me wrong, if she gets elected things will get better for the U.S., they almost always do under Democratic leadership.

But Mike Gravel shoots from the hip. In this clip he also explains how to pull us out of Iraq using Parliamentary tactics. For more info, check out Roberts Rules of Order since these are used for congressional as well as being the basis for judicial proceedings.

I dare say, I’d like a liberalized version of Reagan for a President.

But I’ll let him do the speaking because he makes some very good points.