Here's something everyone should know.
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My Facebook page, my LiveJournal page, my blog, my Twitter, any of my online hangouts...consider them extensions of my real life home. They're like virtual doorways into my personal space.
In the same way you couldn't come into my literal home and run things, you can't come into my cyberhome and tell me what to do either. Disagreement is fine. I welcome it. But if your method of disagreeing includes badgering, shouting, being rude, or otherwise offending me, then I'll have the exact same response to that as I would if you were in my literal dwelling.
Get the fuck out.
Thank you for understanding.
Do you give your vehicles names? If so, what are they?
My car is named Irma.
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I'm visiting home for a few days and got my friend, photognome, to take some shots of me in my favorite corset by the very lovely SugarKitty. I probably wear this corset more than any of the other ones I own, and I love that it still fits great even though I've gained about twenty pounds since ordering it.
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If you're looking for something custom made, I highly recommend this lady's work. :-)
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I wanna do a rant about the HeLa cells and how they were stolen from a black woman's body during the 50's and have since been used a fuckton of research (even winning 5 Nobel prizes and who knows how many billions of dollars) and nobody has even bothered to ever compensate the family for their contribution.
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That is some bullshit.
And folks wonder why black people don't trust doctors.
Also, this is a rant. If your comment is something other than a "Hell yeah!" you should probably not type it here.
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Eat This, Not That by David Zinczenko
Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach
The Corset: A Cultural History by Valerie Steele
The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K. LeGuin
Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex by Mary Roach
How to Be a Budget Fashionistsa: The Ultimate Guide to Looking Fabulous for Less by Kathryn Finney
Reserved for the Cat by Mercedes Lackey
Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice
Perfume by Patrick Suskind
Changing Planes by Ursula K. LeGuin
The Giver by Lois Lowry
Nightmares & Dreamscapes by Stephen King
Some Girls Bite by Chloe Neill
Naked by David Sedaris
When You Are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris
Cry Wolf by Patricia Briggs
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim by David Sedaris
Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely
Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain
(I seriously need to read more. Sheesh.)
Shopgirl by Steve Martin
Magic Bites by Kate Daniels
Staying Dead by Laura Anne Gilman
Storm Front by Jim Butcher
The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
And my Pagerank just went up to 4.
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I'm not entirely sure what that means, but I think it's a good thing.
You have to hear this.
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The Guy showed me this and I can't stop laughing:
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Members of the earth's earliest known civilization, the Sumerians, looked on in shock and confusion some 6,000 years ago as God, the Lord Almighty, created Heaven and Earth.
According to recently excavated clay tablets inscribed with cuneiform script, thousands of Sumerians—the first humans to establish systems of writing, agriculture, and government—were working on their sophisticated irrigation systems when the Father of All Creation reached down from the ether and blew the divine spirit of life into their thriving civilization.
"I do not understand," reads an ancient line of pictographs depicting the sun, the moon, water, and a Sumerian who appears to be scratching his head. "A booming voice is saying, 'Let there be light,' but there is already light. It is saying, 'Let the earth bring forth grass,' but I am already standing on grass."
"Everything is here already," the pictograph continues. "We do not need more stars."
Historians believe that, immediately following the biblical event, Sumerian witnesses returned to the city of Eridu, a bustling metropolis built 1,500 years before God called for the appearance of dry land, to discuss the new development. According to records, Sumerian farmers, priests, and civic administrators were not only befuddled, but also took issue with the face of God moving across the water, saying that He scared away those who were traveling to Mesopotamia to participate in their vast and intricate trade system.
Moreover, the Sumerians were taken aback by the creation of the same animals and herb-yielding seeds that they had been domesticating and cultivating for hundreds of generations.
"The Sumerian people must have found God's making of heaven and earth in the middle of their well-established society to be more of an annoyance than anything else," said Paul Helund, ancient history professor at Cornell University. "If what the pictographs indicate are true, His loud voice interrupted their ancient prayer rituals for an entire week."
According to the cuneiform tablets, Sumerians found God's most puzzling act to be the creation from dust of the first two human beings.
"These two people made in his image do not know how to communicate, lack skills in both mathematics and farming, and have the intellectual capacity of an infant," one Sumerian philosopher wrote. "They must be the creation of a complete idiot."
Kiss Me Deadly is giving away a $105 garter belt on my blog. Go try to win it! http://stockingsaddict.blogspot.com
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Fucked. Up. If this was me, he wouldn't need to go prison because I'd beat the ever-loving shit out of him.
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New Zealand man injects sleeping wife with HIV
WELLINGTON (AFP) – An HIV-positive man in New Zealand has admitted injecting his blood into his sleeping wife and infecting her with the virus which can cause AIDS, a newspaper reported Sunday.
It is believed the man wanted to give her the disease so she would start having sex with him again, the Sunday Star-Times said.
Court documents detail how the man twice pricked his wife with a sewing needle laced with his infected blood, and how she once caught him handling a syringe full of his blood.
The man, 35, admitted infecting his wife, 33, and faces up to 14 years imprisonment when he is sentenced in the Auckland High Court early next year.
The man discovered he was HIV-positive, but his wife and children were not, during health checks imposed on them when the family arrived in New Zealand in 2004.
The woman said she wanted to maintain the relationship for the sake of the children but refused to have sex with her husband as she feared she would contract the disease.
She described how in May last year she discovered a sting-like mark on her left thigh and two days later she awoke to a stinging feeling in her leg.
During a routine check-up four months later she found she was HIV-positive and confronted her husband who admitted dipping a needle in his blood and pricking her with it.
"All he said (was) he was sorry. He said: 'I used needles on you because I wanted you to be the same as me so that you can live with me and you won't leave me'," she said.
Very interesting and thought-provoking blog post which touches upon how those things we think of as "innately feminine" are highly racialized and incredibly biased.
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What if suddenly, instantly, the power of white femininity were transferred to black women?
The answer is clear: Black women would represent value, purity; and based on their natural traits would be worthy of protection and instantly become the objects of universal desire. White women would represent the opposite.
“Beauty tar potion” would become globally popular to get the “black look.” “Dove” would be replaced with a black soap called “Raven” to help exfoliate the skin and bring out subtle hints of melanin.
White female features would be declared violent. Their “jagged” thin lips, “knife sharp” noses, and “harsh” jaw lines would be nature's way of expressing why men have a natural preference for the soft features of black women. Soft lips, soft cheekbones, and soft, round noses would be proof of natural femininity. Full, pink lips and large, dark eyes would become associated with virginal black girls whose purity must not be compromised. Black female features would thus be said to represent youth.
Straight, blond hair would be considered “wild and unruly” because when the wind blew, it did not stay in place. Women with naturally straight hair would hide their “unruly” and “wild” stick-straight hair in public. The desire for “lightweight hair” that defied gravity would permanently end the use of blow dryers. Keeping one's natural blond hair wild and straight would become indicative of a political statement.
The anti-aging properties of black female skin combined with soft, curvy bodies would be proof of the overall reproductive health of black women. Scientists would argue that black women were naturally preferred as long term mates and mothers because they were “healthier.” Men’s attraction to women is based on overall health and fertility, after all.