Tuesday, November 30, 2010

And I Quote...

“I couldn't commit suicide if my life depended on it.” --George Carlin

"Vice Pioneers" : Suicide


The Death of Chatterton by Henry Wallis, 1856


Aokigahara Forest: 2nd most popular location


Arthur Schopenhauer: proponent of suicide for all

With the news that several celebrities are planning to kill their online personas (see yesterday's news post), I thought it would be fitting to look into suicide, the actual act of killing oneself. Not to be taken lightly, it has become a very popular issue as of late with the rise of gay youth committing the act as a means to escape bullying and ridicule. The information is moreso a look into the ins and outs of suicide opposed to its history, but it is informatibe nonetheless.

From Wikipedia: Suicide (Latin suicidium, from sui caedere, "to kill oneself") is the act of a human being intentionally causing his or her own death. Suicide is often committed out of despair, or attributed to some underlying mental disorder which includes depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, alcoholism and drug abuse. Financial difficulties, troubles with interpersonal relationships and other undesirable situations play a significant role.

Over one million people commit suicide every year. The World Health Organization estimates that it is the thirteenth-leading cause of death worldwide. It is a leading cause of death among teenagers and adults under 35. There are an estimated 10 to 20 million non-fatal attempted suicides every year worldwide.

Views on suicide have been influenced by broader cultural views on existential themes such as religion, honor, and the meaning of life. The Abrahamic religions consider suicide an offense towards God due to religious belief in the sanctity of life. In the West it was often regarded as a serious crime. Conversely, during the samurai era in Japan, seppuku was respected as a means of atonement for failure or as a form of protest. In the 20th century, suicide in the form of self-immolation has been used as a form of protest, and in the form of kamikaze and suicide bombing as a military or terrorist tactic. Sati is a Hindu funeral practice in which the widow would immolate herself on her husband's funeral pyre, either willingly, or under pressure from the family and in-laws.

Medically assisted suicide (euthanasia, or the right to die) is currently a controversial ethical issue involving people who are terminally ill, in extreme pain, or have (perceived or construed) minimal quality of life through injury or illness. Self-sacrifice for others is not always considered suicide, as the goal is not to kill oneself but to save another; however, Émile Durkheim's theory termed such acts "altruistic suicide."

Philosophy
Some see suicide as a legitimate matter of personal choice and a human right (colloquially known as the right to die movement), and maintain that no one should be forced to suffer against their will, particularly from conditions such as incurable disease, mental illness, and old age that have no possibility of improvement. Proponents of this view reject the belief that suicide is always irrational, arguing instead that it can be a valid last resort for those enduring major pain or trauma. This perspective is most popular in continental Europe, where euthanasia and other such topics are commonly discussed in parliament and has a good deal of support.

A narrower segment of this group considers suicide something between a grave but condonable choice in some circumstances and a sacrosanct right for anyone (even a young and healthy person) who believes they have rationally and conscientiously come to the decision to end their own lives. Notable supporters of this school of thought include German pessimist philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer, Friedrich Nietzsche, and Scottish empiricist David Hume.

Bioethicist Jacob Appel has become the leading advocate for this position in the United States. Adherents of this view often advocate the abrogation of statutes that restrict the liberties of people known to be suicidal, such as laws permitting their involuntary commitment to mental hospitals.

Locations
Some landmarks have become known for high levels of suicide attempts. The four most popular locations in the world are reportedly San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge, Toronto's Bloor Street Viaduct (before the construction of the Luminous Veil), Japan's Aokigahara Forest and England's Beachy Head. In 2005 the Golden Gate Bridge had a count exceeding 1,200 jumpers since its construction in 1937, in 1997 the Bloor Street Viaduct had one suicide every 22 days, and in 2002 Aokigahara had a record of 78 bodies found within the forest, replacing the previous record of 73 in 1998. The suicide rate of these places is so high that numerous signs, urging potential victims of suicide to seek help, have been posted.

Religious views
In most forms of Christianity, suicide is considered a sin, based mainly on the writings of influential Christian thinkers of the Middle Ages, such as St. Augustine and St. Thomas Aquinas; suicide was not considered a sin under the Byzantine Christian code of Justinian, for instance. In Catholic doctrine, the argument is based on the commandment "Thou shalt not kill" (made applicable under the New Covenant by Jesus in Matthew 19:18), as well as the idea that life is a gift given by God which should not be spurned, and that suicide is against the "natural order" and thus interferes with God's master plan for the world. However, it is believed that mental illness or grave fear of suffering diminishes the responsibility of the one completing suicide. Counter-arguments include the following: that the sixth commandment is more accurately translated as "thou shalt not murder", not necessarily applying to the self; that taking one's own life no more violates God's Law than does curing a disease; and that a number of suicides by followers of God are recorded in the Bible with no dire condemnation.

Judaism focuses on the importance of valuing this life, and as such, suicide is tantamount to denying God's goodness in the world. Despite this, under extreme circumstances when there has seemed no choice but to either be killed or forced to betray their religion, Jews have committed individual suicide or mass suicide (see Masada, First French persecution of the Jews, and York Castle for examples) and as a grim reminder there is even a prayer in the Jewish liturgy for "when the knife is at the throat", for those dying "to sanctify God's Name". These acts have received mixed responses by Jewish authorities, regarded both as examples of heroic martyrdom, whilst others state that it was wrong for them to take their own lives in anticipation of martyrdom.

Suicide is not allowed in Islam; however, martyring oneself for Allah (during combat) is not considered the same as completing suicide. Suicide in Islam is seen as a sign of disbelief in God.

In Hinduism, suicide is generally frowned upon and is considered equally sinful as murdering another in contemporary Hindu society. Hindu Scriptures state that one who commits suicide will become part of the spirit world, wandering earth until the time one would have otherwise died, had one not committed suicide. However, Hinduism accept a man's right to end one's life through the non-violent practice of fasting to death, termed Prayopavesa. But Prayopavesa is strictly restricted to people who have no desire or ambition left, and no responsibilities remaining in this life. Jainism has a similar practice named Santhara. Sati, or self-immolation by widows was prevalent in Hindu society during the Middle Ages.

In other animals
Suicide has been observed in salmonella seeking to overcome competing bacteria by triggering an immune system response against them. Suicidal defences by workers are also noted in a Brazilian ant Forelius pusillus where a small group of ants leaves the security of the nest after sealing the entrance from the outside each evening.

Pea aphids, when threatened by a ladybug, can explode themselves, scattering and protecting their brethren and sometimes even killing the lady bug. Some species of termites have soldiers that explode, covering their enemies with sticky goo. There have been anecdotal reports of dogs, horses, and dolphins committing suicide, but little hard evidence. There has been little scientific study of animal suicide.

Monday, November 29, 2010

"Sex 101"



This week's OMGFactsSEX stats:

* Mercury used to be used to treat syphilis.
* 18 was the “peak marriage age” in the 1950s.
* Pope Innocent VIII fathered 2 illegitimate children.
* Dendrophilia: preferring trees as sex partners instead of humans.
* Formicophilia: Fetish for having insects crawl on your genitals.
* The Egyptian Book of the Dead contains the first known written condemnation of masturbation.
* Hamsters can have sex up to 75 times a day.
* A whale penis is called a “dork”.
* White women with a college degree are the most receptive to anal sex.
* In Nevada, prostitution is only legal in towns with a population of less than 2000.
* 1% of adult females can achieve orgasm from breast stimulation
* Acrotomophilia: a sexual attraction to amputees.

News Spotlight: Sacrifice of the Twitter Celebrity



In self-absorbed, obnoxious celebrity news: some of your favorite online celebrities will be taking part in a staged online massacre. To bring them back to life, you get to donate money to save children. Yes, that's right. Alicia Keys came up with the brilliant idea to get several famous folks to stop using Twitter and Facebook until a certain amount of money is raised to her Keep a Child Alive charity.

There is no doubt this was done with good intentions, but when you think about it, doesn't it seem like blackmail and a platform for these celebrities to feed into their egos just a bit more? But in the grand scheme of things, the fact it's for charity makes the fiasco okay. If people are going to be obsessed with Kim Kardashian and Lady Gaga, I guess it's not so bad if $10 is the price for being a borederline stalker.

From MTV News: "If you see headlines this Wednesday about Lady Gaga and Kim Kardashian giving up on social media, don't be alarmed. Along with Usher, Elijah Wood, Justin Timberlake, Khloe Kardashian and Jennifer Hudson, they're participating in a stunt to promote World AIDS Day in which they will kill off their cyberselves for one day as part of a Digital Life Sacrifice.

The idea was hatched by singer Alicia Keys to raise money for her charity, Keep a Child Alive, and as part of the Buy Life promotion the celebrities will urge fans to donate to the charity in order to buy back their online presence. Fans can text the first name of the celebrity they are mourning to 90999 and $10 will instantly be donated to the cause.

Kardashian is among the participants who have posed for a poster to bring attention to the effort. In it, she lies in a casket while wearing a cocktail dress and clutching her cell phone. Celebrities such as mega-tweeter Ryan Seacrest have agreed to sign off all social networks on Tuesday until they raise $1 million for World AIDS Day. Seacrest has even videotaped a "Last Tweet and Testament" representing his digital death for his Facebook page that will be linked to from his final tweet early Tuesday morning.

In another taped plea, Jennifer Hudson says, "Come on, y'all. Buy my life back. Go on a shopping spree and buy as much of it as you can." Keep a Child Alive helps provide money for medical care and support services for children and families impacted by HIV and AIDS in Africa and India.

Janelle Monáe and Keys' husband, producer Swizz Beatz, have also filmed "Last Tweet and Testament" clips and been photographed in coffins.

"It's so important to shock you to the point of waking up," Keys told The Associated Press. "It's not that people don't care or it's not that people don't want to do something, it's that they never thought of it quite like that. ... This is such a direct and instantly emotional way and a little sarcastic, you know, of a way to get people to pay attention."

Saturday, November 27, 2010

And I Quote...

"When choosing between two evils, I always like to try the one I've never tried before.” --Mae West

"Dirty Joke" : Slopes

Three guys go to a ski lodge, and there aren't enough rooms, so they have to share a bed. In the middle of the night, the guy on the right wakes up and says, "I had this wild, vivid dream of getting a hand job!" The guy on the left wakes up, and unbelievably, he's had the same dream, too. Then the guy in the middle wakes up and says, "That's funny, I dreamed I was skiing!"

Friday, November 26, 2010

"Sexpot of the Week" : Christina Aguilera







Blonde bombshell time. At this point, Chrsitina Aguilera is a seasoned veteran and most of us have formed an overall opinion of her. She's gone through many phases--starting out as a pop idol teen and now marketing herself as classic Marilyn Monrie type. Remember that awkward "Dirty" phase when she tried as hard as she could to be as unappealing as possible? Well, despite her identity crises over the years, she seems to finally be in control at 29. Her marriage did crumble last month, but she has had a longer career than most will ever have. She also scored her first starring role in "Burlesque," which debuted this week. She doesn't take the subtle approach. She flaunts her sexuality blatantly, but that doesn't mean it doesn't work. It obviously does--she's still around and keeps kicking.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

"Bad (Not Bad Ass) Tattoo" : Chevy Head



Ok so it's a known fact that men have a love for cars. It's a respectable obsession that many have fell victim to. However, getting a tattoo of an automobile manufacturer's logo may be taking it a little too far. This guy not only opted to get Chevy's logo tattooed, but he opted to get it done on the back of his head. Let's hope they are planning to cut him a check sometime soon.

Happy Thanksgiving!



Now this is what you call a happy turkey day!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

"Sex in Art" Weekly Picks


Photographer and video director Timothy Saccenti


Illustrator Barbara Canepa

"The Hard Sell" : Taboo In Advertising



This is a case of people taking things too seriously. This ad was banned in Britain because it supposedly insinuates beer causes confidence with women. Wells and Young's, the makers of Courage beer, tried to defend the ad, saying it's a humorous approach to a situation its drinkers can relate to. Europeans are usually very comfortable with this kind of stuff so it's surprising such a drastic approach was taken to such a light ad.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

And I Quote...

“Condoms should be marketed in 3 sizes-jumbo, colossal, and super colossal-so that men do not have to go in and ask for the small.” --Barbara Seaman

"Vice Pioneers" : The Condom


Casanova: condom entertainer


Falloppio: first documented condom reference


Charles Goodyear: tire namesake, condom innovator

This week's "Vice Pioneers" takes a look at the most important invention for sex--the condom. Without it, we'd be in trouble in our whorish, lust fulfilling culture. The history of this "device" is long so this is just a tidbit of history (the very early years) regarding our beloved baby/disease preventer.

From Wikipedia:
Etymology
The term condom first appears in the early 18th century. Its etymology is unknown. In popular tradition, the invention and naming of the condom came to be attributed to an associate of England's King Charles II, one "Dr. Condom" or "Earl of Condom". There is however no evidence of the existence of such a person, and condoms had been used for over one hundred years before King Charles II ascended to the throne.

A variety of unproven Latin etymologies have been proposed, including condon (receptacle), condamina (house), and cumdum (scabbard or case). It has also been speculated to be from the Italian word guantone, derived from guanto, meaning glove. William E. Kruck wrote an article in 1981 concluding that, "As for the word 'condom', I need state only that its origin remains completely unknown, and there ends this search for an etymology." Modern dictionaries may also list the etymology as "unknown".

Before the 19th century
Whether condoms were used in ancient civilizations is debated by archaeologists and historians. In ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome, pregnancy prevention was generally seen as a woman's responsibility, and the only well documented contraception methods were female-controlled devices. In Asia before the 15th century, some use of glans condoms (devices covering only the head of the penis) is recorded. Condoms seem to have been used for contraception, and to have been known only by members of the upper classes. In China, glans condoms may have been made of oiled silk paper, or of lamb intestines. In Japan, they were made of tortoise shell or animal horn.

In 16th century Italy, Gabriele Falloppio wrote a treatise on syphilis. The earliest documented strain of syphilis, first appearing in Europe in a 1490s outbreak, caused severe symptoms and often death within a few months of contracting the disease. Falloppio's treatise is the earliest uncontested description of condom use: it describes linen sheaths soaked in a chemical solution and allowed to dry before use. The cloths he described were sized to cover the glans of the penis, and were held on with a ribbon. Falloppio claimed that an experimental trial of the linen sheath demonstrated protection against syphilis.

After this, the use of penis coverings to protect from disease is described in a wide variety of literature throughout Europe. The first indication that these devices were used for birth control, rather than disease prevention, is the 1605 theological publication De iustitia et iure (On justice and law) by Catholic theologian Leonardus Lessius, who condemned them as immoral. In 1666, the English Birth Rate Commission attributed a recent downward fertility rate to use of "condons", the first documented use of that word (or any similar spelling).

In addition to linen, condoms during the Renaissance were made out of intestines and bladder. In the late 15th century, Dutch traders introduced condoms made from "fine leather" to Japan. Unlike the horn condoms used previously, these leather condoms covered the entire penis.

Casanova in the 18th century was one of the first reported using "assurance caps" to prevent impregnating his mistresses.

Rubber and manufacturing advances
In 1839, Charles Goodyear discovered a way of processing natural rubber, which is too stiff when cold and too soft when warm, in such a way as to make it elastic. This proved to have advantages for the manufacture of condoms; unlike the sheeps' gut condoms, they could stretch and did not tear quickly when used. The rubber vulcanization process was patented by Goodyear in 1844. The first rubber condom was produced in 1855. The earliest rubber condoms had a seam and were as thick as a bicycle inner tube. Besides this type, small rubber condoms covering only the glans were often used in England and the United States. There was more risk of losing them and if the rubber ring was too tight, it would constrict the penis. This type of condom was the original "capote" (French for condom), perhaps because of its resemblance to a woman's bonnet worn at that time, also called a capote.

Monday, November 22, 2010

"Sex 101"



This week's OMGFactsSEX stats:

*The inner nose swells during intercourse.
*The first official vasectomy was in 1893.
*Masturbation is more common among white-collar workers than blue-collar workers.
*Redheads are the least popular call girls.
*Jazz fans and gun owners are among the most sexually active Americans.
*The number of female eggs needed to repopulate the world could fit into a chicken egg.
*The number of sperm that could be fit into an aspirin capsule would be enough to repopulate the earth to its present numbers.
*Proof that sex is a prerequisite for cervical cancer: devoted nuns never get it.
*More Americans lose their virginity in June than any other month.

News Spotlight: Sheen vs. Porn Star



Another day, another male celebrity in a catfight with a porn star/call girl/insert sex worker title. This week all the buzz surrounds Charlie Sheen and Porn Star Capri Anderson. Anderson says she feared for her life during the hotel fiasco made public a few weeks ago and is now planning to file charges against him for throwing things at her and acting in rage. Sheen's lawyer is discrediting her on the "whore wanting to cash in on the incident "defense and saying it's completely false. Your know the drill. Same story, different characters.

From Us Magazine: "The war of words isn't over between Capri Anderson and Charlie Sheen.
An attorney for porn star Anderson says she plans to file a criminal complaint against Sheen, 44, over his reported naked, intoxicated meltdown in his suite at NYC's Plaza Hotel last month.

"She's filing a police report against Mr. Sheen today," Anderson's lawyer Keith Davidson told Good Morning America Monday. "She's going to the NYPD and report the action."

Anderson says she was paid $3500 to keep Sheen company that night, which began with a rowdy dinner at posh eatery Daniel followed by drinks. (Sheen's ex-wife Denise Richards was present for the meal.)

"I never expected the night would unfold the way it did," Anderson told GMA.

"He definitely was growing more intense as the night grew and went on. It's hard to say being that it was my first time hanging out with him if it was normal of his everyday behavior or not," Anderson said.

By the time the pair were alone in his hotel room, Anderson said Sheen was "serving us both drinks and he was snorting something...a white powdery substance."

Claiming she feared for her life, Anderson said that Sheen "started throwing things at me...I became shocked, scared."

"There was just stuff coming from every angle," she explained of Sheen's tirade. "He was just -- anything he could pick up, he was trashing the place," she said.

Anderson also claimed she was offered $20,000 to stay quiet about the headline-making incident.

Sheen's attorney denies all of her accusations.

"We will defend this lawsuit vigorously and will never pay her a dime," Yale Galanter told ABC.

"These allegations against Mr. Sheen are completely false, and are a blatant attempt to cash in on his celebrity."

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Happy Gory Thanksgiving

A not so Happy Thanksgiving from Eli Roth.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

And I Quote...

“It serves me right for putting all my eggs in one bastard.” --Dorothy Parker

Friday, November 19, 2010

"Sexpot of the Week" : Eva Longoria







And while we're on the subject of Eva Longoria, let's just go ahead and put this out there too. She's smoking. She may have lost her husband this week, but it's doubtful that she will have a problem bouncing back. Great career. Perfect body. Seemingly fun personality. She'll be boo hooing for a little while, but I see plenty more athlete suitors in her future. Definitely worthy of "Sexpot of The Week" status.

News Spotlight: Another Basketball Player, Another Cheating Spree



Making generalizations about groups of people is wrong and unacceptable. Except let's just go ahead and put it out there that athletes don't know how to keep their dicks in their pants. If anyone was the poster boy for a sweet, loving husband, it was Tony Parker. But the poster is being pulled off the wall as Eva Longoria has filed for divorce because of his infidelity.

What makes the story more interesting is that the mistress in this case is also married to an athlete. Reports are stating that the fling only graduated to text messaging, but I'm pretty sure people don't get divorces over texts. This serves as the best proof that temptation is irresistible. The fact Parker is married to one of the most beautiful women in entertainment couldn't keep his roaming erection at bay.

From NY Daily News: Tony Parker wasn't surprised when Eva Longoria filed to divorce him on Wednesday, even if the split seemed to come out of nowhere.

"Eva and I have been discussing our situation privately," he said in a statement released through his rep to People magazine. "I was aware that she would be filing for divorce in Los Angeles."

Parker also hit back at TMZ's early report on Tuesday that he had filed for divorce in Texas.

"I did not file for divorce in Texas and did not hire divorce attorneys in either Texas or California," Parker says in the statement Thursday. "We plan to continue to keep our discussions of this matter private."

Though TMZ later retracted the story, the gossip site now cites sources who claim Tony did intend to file for divorce in Texas, but Longoria convinced him not to "because she wanted to file in Los Angeles."

In fact, far from being a shock, the divorce was reportedly heavily orchestrated.

Longoria planned to file the papers for at least a week before actually doing so, according to TMZ, and timed the announcement to coincide with the UsWeekly story, which reports that she split from Parker after finding hundreds of inappropriate texts he sent to another woman.
Thursday marked the first time Parker has spoken out on the split.

He also took to Facebook to post virtually the same statement Longoria released Wednesday.
"It is with great sadness that after 7 years together, Eva and I have decided to divorce," he wrote. "We love each other deeply and pray for each other's happiness."

Thursday, November 18, 2010

"Dirty Joke" : Third Times a Charm

A couple just got married and on the night of their honeymoon before passionate love, the wife tells the husband, "Please be gentile, I'm still a virgin." The husband being shocked, replied, "How's this possible? You've been married three times before." The wife responds, "Well, my first husband was a gynecologist and all he wanted to do was look at it. My second husband was a psychiatrist and all he wanted to do was talk about it. Finally, my third husband was a stamp collector and all he wanted to do was...oh, do I miss him!"

"Bad (Not Bad Ass) Tattoo" : Nascar Back



Someone is really devoted to Nascar. Devoted enough to allow a drunk tattoo artist ink her back with really bad renditions of cars and racing symbols. Not one. Not two. But three racecars. The fact the cars are so massive in size is what adds insult to injury with this tattoo. On your mark. Get set. No.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

"Sex in Art" Weekly Picks


Photographers Ralph Lagoi and Kate Lace


Photographer Kassandra

"The Hard Sell" : Taboo In Advertising



This ad for an Irish television show called "Paisean Faisean" doesn't reveal much of the plot of the show, but it definitely seems accurate. This is exactly what a girl dressed by a boy would look like. Except this is a woman. A teacher. Apparently the Irish public was not so amused by it and the ad was banned after the Advertising Standards Authority of Ireland received numerous complaints about it. Who knew the Irish got their panties in a bunch so easily? Pun most definitely intended.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

And I Quote...

“I disagree with the use of the word "pussy" to describe a weak person. Because the vagina is the tougher of the two genitals. Think about it. It can pass something 50 times it's size through it. You can pound on it for hours and it goes "More! More!" It bleeds every month and it won't die! It's like the Predator! Meanwhile my penis...if it gets cold or there's a fight he's like "I'm outta here!" What I'm trying to say is...my dick is a pussy.” --Hal Sparks

"Vice Pioneers" : "Cunt"


Namesake: Gropecunt Lane


Shakespeare: hidden cuntery in literature


Jack Nicolson: first scripted "cunt" in mainstream cinema

Cunt. How does hearing it make you feel? If your sentiment is in line with the masses, it infuriates you. Considered the most offensive word in language (in the United States and abroad), it has the power to rile people up like no other word. It is no secret that I am not part of the masses when it comes to this word and that it is thoroughly embraced at Metal Taboo. However, I never really looked into its history. Here's a look into this distinct four letter word.

From Wikipedia:
Etymology
Although it has been said that "etymologists are unlikely to come to an agreement about the origins of 'cunt' any time soon," the word is most often thought to have derived from a Germanic word (Proto-Germanic *kuntō, stem *kuntōn-), which appeared as kunta in Old Norse. Scholars are uncertain of the origin of the Proto-Germanic form itself. In Middle English, it appeared with many spellings, such as coynte, cunte and queynte, which did not always reflect the actual pronunciation of the word. There are cognates in most Germanic languages, such as the Swedish, Faroese and Nynorsk kunta; West Frisian and Middle Low German kunte; Middle Dutch conte; Dutch kut; Middle Low German kutte; Middle High German kotze (prostitute); German kott, and perhaps Old English cot. The etymology of the Proto-Germanic term is disputed. It may have arisen by Grimm's law operating on the Proto-Indo-European root *gen/gon = "create, become" seen in gonads, genital, gamete, genetics, gene, or the Proto-Indo-European root *gʷneH2/guneH2 (Greek gunê) = "woman" seen in gynaecology. Relationships to similar-sounding words such as the Latin cunnus (vulva), and its derivatives French con, Spanish coño, and Portuguese cona, have not been conclusively demonstrated. Other Latin words related to cunnus are cuneatus = "wedge-shaped"; cuneo = "I fasten with a wedge", (figurative) "I wedge in", "I squeeze in", leading to English words such as cuneiform (wedge-shaped).

The word in its modern meaning is attested in Middle English. Proverbs of Hendyng, a manuscript from some time before 1325, includes the advice:

Ȝeue þi cunte to cunnig and craue affetir wedding.(Give your cunt wisely and make (your) demands after the wedding.)

Usage: pre-20th century
Cunt has been in common use in its anatomical meaning since at least the 13th century. While Francis Grose's 1785 A Classical Dictionary of The Vulgar Tongue listed the word as "C**T: a nasty name for a nasty thing", it did not appear in any major dictionary of the English language from 1795 to 1961, when it was included in Webster's Third New International Dictionary with the comment "usu. considered obscene". Its first appearance in the Oxford English Dictionary was in 1972, which cites the word as having been in use since 1230 in what was supposedly a London street name of "Gropecunt Lane". It was, however, also used before 1230, having been brought over by the Anglo-Saxons, originally not an obscenity but rather a factual name for the vulva or vagina. "Gropecunt Lane" was originally a street of prostitution, a red light district. It was normal in the Middle Ages for streets to be named after the goods available for sale therein, hence the prevalence in cities having a medieval history of names such as "Silver Street", "Fish Street", and "Swinegate" (pork butchers). In some locations, the former name has been bowdlerised, as in the City of York, to the more acceptable "Grape Lane".

The word appears several times in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales (c. 1390), in bawdy contexts, but it does not appear to be considered obscene at this point, since it is used openly. A notable use is from the "Miller's Tale": "Pryvely he caught her by the queynte." The Wife of Bath also uses this term, "For certeyn, olde dotard, by your leave/You shall have queynte right enough at eve ... What aileth you to grouche thus and groan?/Is it for ye would have my queynte alone?" In modernised versions of these passages the word "queynte" is usually translated simply as "cunt". However, in Chaucer's usage there seems to be an overlap between the words "cunt" and "quaint" (possibly derived from the Latin for "known"). "Quaint" was probably pronounced in Middle English in much the same way as "cunt". It is sometimes unclear whether the two words were thought of as distinct from one another. Elsewhere in Chaucer's work the word queynte seems to be used with meaning comparable to the modern "quaint" (charming, appealing).

By Shakespeare's day, the word seems to have become obscene. Although Shakespeare does not use the word explicitly (or with derogatory meaning) in his plays, he still plays with it, using wordplay to sneak it in obliquely. In Act III, Scene 2, of Hamlet, as the castle's residents are settling in to watch the play-within-the-play, Hamlet asks Ophelia, "Lady, shall I lie in your lap?" Ophelia, of course, replies, "No, my lord." Hamlet, feigning shock, says, "Do you think I meant country matters?" Then, to drive home the point that the accent is definitely on the first syllable of country, Shakespeare has Hamlet say, "That's a fair thought, to lie between maids' legs." Also see Twelfth Night (Act II, Scene V): "There be her very Cs, her Us, and her Ts: and thus makes she her great Ps." A related scene occurs in Henry V: when Katherine is learning English, she is appalled at the "gros, et impudique" English words "foot" and "gown", which her English teacher has mispronounced as "coun". It is usually argued that Shakespeare intends to suggest that she has misheard "foot" as "foutre" (French, "fuck") and "coun" as "con" (French "cunt", also used to mean "idiot"). Similarly John Donne alludes to the obscene meaning of the word without being explicit in his poem The Good-Morrow, referring to sucking on "country pleasures".

Usage in modern popular culture
Television
In the United States the broadcast use of "cunt" is still rare; nevertheless, the word has slowly infiltrated into broadcasting:

***The HBO TV shows Oz, Sex and the City, The Sopranos, Deadwood, The Wire and True Blood, as well as the Showtime series Weeds, Californication & Brotherhood also make frequent use of the word; and two episodes of the sitcom Curb Your Enthusiasm are devoted to the comical repercussions of its inadvertent use.
***An episode of the NBC TV show 30 Rock, titled The C Word, centered around a subordinate calling protagonist Liz Lemon (Tina Fey) a "cunt" and her subsequent efforts to regain her staff's favor. While the word was never uttered on camera, it is strongly implied that this is the offensive term used.
***Jane Fonda did utter the word on a live airing of the Today Show, a network broadcast-tv news program, in 2008 when being interviewed about The Vagina Monologues.[

Film
The word has few, if any, recorded uses in mainstream cinema prior to the 1970s, the first possibly being in Carnal Knowledge (1971) in which Jonathan (Jack Nicholson) asks, "Is this an ultimatum? Answer me, you ball-busting, castrating, son of a cunt bitch! Is this an ultimatum or not?" Its subsequent use has been limited to films restricted to adult audiences, such as The Exorcist (1973) in which Burke Dennings (Jack MacGowran) addresses the butler, Karl (Rudolf Schündler): "Cunting Hun! Bloody damn butchering Nazi pig!" and Taxi Driver (1976) in which Travis Bickle (Robert de Niro) describes himself as "A man who stood up against the scum, the cunts, the dogs, the filth, the shit. Here is a man who stood up."

Saturday Night Fever (1977) was released in two versions, "R" (Restricted) and "PG" (Parental Guidance), the latter omitting or replacing dialogue such as Tony Manero (John Travolta)'s comment to Annette (Donna Pescow) "It's a decision a girl's gotta make early in life, if she's gonna be a nice girl or a cunt." This differential persists, and in The Silence of the Lambs (1991), Agent Starling (Jodie Foster) meets Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins) for the first time and passes the cell of "Multiple Miggs", who says to Starling: "I can smell your cunt." In versions of the film edited for television the word is dubbed with the word scent.

In Britain, the word "cunt" remains perhaps the only word that can alone result in an "18" rating from the British Board of Film Classification. Ken Loach's film Sweet Sixteen was given an "18" in 2002, ensuring that young people of the age depicted in the film were unable to view it legally, because of an estimated twenty uses of "cunt". The BBFC's guidelines at "15" state that "the strongest terms (for example, 'cunt') may be acceptable if justified by the context. Aggressive or repeated use of the strongest language is unlikely to be acceptable." The 2010 Ian Dury biopic Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll was given a "15" rating despite containing seven uses of the word.

Popular music
In 1979, during a concert at New York's Bottom Line, Carlene Carter introduced a song about mate-swapping called Swap-Meat Rag by stating, "If this song don't put the cunt back in country, I don't know what will." The comment was quoted widely in the press, and Carter spent much of the next decade trying to live the comment down. However use of the word in lyrics is not recorded before the Sid Vicious' 1978 version of My Way, which marked the first known use of the word in a UK Top Ten hit, as a line was changed to "You cunt/I'm not a queer". The following year, "cunt" was used more explicitly in the song "Why D'Ya Do It?" from Marianne Faithfull's album Broken English:

"Why'd ya do it, she screamed, after all we've said,
Every time I see your dick I see her cunt in my bed."

Since then, the word has been used by numerous non-mainstream bands, such as Australian band TISM, who released an extended play in 1993 "Australia the Lucky Cunt" (a reference to Australia's label the "lucky country"). They also released a single in 1998 entitled "I Might Be a Cunt, but I'm Not a Fucking Cunt", which was banned. The American grindcore band Anal Cunt, on being signed to a bigger label, shortened their name to AxCx.

Monday, November 15, 2010

News Spotlight: Scarlett Johansson Gets a Title





This really doesn't count as news. The fact Scarlett Johansson is hot is a wide known fact and has been so for years. But apparently, GQ naming her "Babe of the Year" makes it news so who are we to disagree?

From the NY Daily News: "Despite increasing obsession with the Megans and Livelys of Hollywood, GQ magazine says Scarlett Johansson is responsible for its "somewhat unhealthy" fascination with her.

Seductively posing on GQ's December cover, Johansson earns the title Babe of the Year in the magazine's 15th annual Men of the Year issue."

At 26, she remains fresh-faced, curious, trying on new moods and outlets of expression as easily as she changes her hair color," the men's mag says of the actress. "This is what we love about Scarlett: that she's game, that she's good, that she can try on all these guises without seeming to try too hard. And all the while still seem genuinely like the observant, inquisitive (and very cute) girl in transition we fell for in 'Lost in Translation.'""

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Some Weekend Hilarity

This is the funniest thing I have seen in a really long time. Fucking hilarious.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

And I Quote...

“I'm not psycho...I just like psychotic things.” --Gerard Way

Friday, November 12, 2010

"Sexpot of the Week" : Emma Watson







When it comes to child stars, it's easy to keep the image of their youthfulness ingrained in the mind forever. But everyone has to grow up. Emma Watson got cast in the first Harry Potter movie when she was 9 years old and although it may not seem that long ago, she is now 20.

Last night in London, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part One" premiered and she is rocking a new haircut (first picture) and there is no doubt that she is a woman. She has made millions from her Harry Potter franchise and it has been revealed that she will be creating her own clothing line soon. She's may not qualify as full blown sexpot yet, but she is certainly a sexpot in training. She's got the goods and in a few more years, she will most likely have the status.

News Spotlight: Kanye West Rants Once Again



After getting very pissed at Matt Lauer for flashing old footage of his George Bush and Taylor Swift fiascos, Kanye West is apparently swearing off the media. He has been ranting on Twitter and cancelled his upcoming Today Show appearance. This guy may be the douchebag of the century, but damn he's entertaining.

From MTV: "On Thursday morning, the "Today" show aired its much-discussed interview with Kanye West, which concluded with host Matt Lauer announcing that West would return to the show on November 26 for "a special live concert on the plaza."

And though, earlier in the week, West seemed to be announcing he'd take a break from Twitter when he wrote, "Gonna sit these next few plays out," Lauer's announcement apparently forced him to strap the pads back on. Early Friday morning (November 12), 'Ye took to his Twitter account once again (from Dubai) to continue his screed against the show.

"I'm not performing on the 'Today' show for obvious reasons," West wrote. "I'm so happy the world got to see a small piece of 'the set up.' I blatantly said I'm not performing [on the show] on a tweet ... and the next day they still announced a performance.

"Do you guys see what I'm saying now?" he continued. "This is just a small slice of the day-to-day bullsh-- that goes on that helps to precipitate the idea that I['m] such an a--hole. Cause when I don't perform 'Oh Nooow I'm the one that's crazy or a jerk.' "

The tweet West was referring to was a message he posted on Tuesday, in which he wrote, "I don't mess with Matt Lauer or the 'Today' show ... and that's a very nice way for me to put it." Whether or not that constitutes him "blatantly" announcing he would not perform on the show is a matter that could be debated endlessly, but West wasn't about to allow semantics to slow him down, as he continued dissecting his "Today" interview in a series of messages.

"I want you guys to look at that footage and start to put everything together now. It's very simple to call someone angry or spoiled or the one thousand names I've been called, but it's harder to try to take a look at what's really behind the curtain," he wrote. "I'm so happy that my real fans are not as 'basic' as the media makes them out to be. Did you see them try to justify playing the audio [of West's infamous VMA run-in with Taylor Swift] under my interview? Yo, sometimes you're just wrong and it ain't nothing you can say to justify it. Believe me, I know!"
West then shifted tones, writing, "I'm not complaining. I'm tweeting because I'm so happy you guys got to see this sh-- really go down." And he made it clear that he's already moved on from the incident, extending an olive branch to Lauer and the entire "Today" show staff. Sort of.

"I don't hate Matt Lauer ... we don't promote hate. That's the whole point. I promote love and truth," he wrote. "You know what? We off that! They made a mistake. They thought they could pull it but they couldn't. That was just a small representation of a bigger media play that's been going on since the beginning of time. All positive energy ... all smiles. Much love to Matt and the whole 'Today' show. I accept ya'll future apology in advance."

Thursday, November 11, 2010

"Dirty Joke" : Tornadoes

How are women and tornadoes alike?

They both moan like hell when they come, and take the house when they leave.

"Bad (Not Bad Ass) Tattoo" : MySpace



This here idiot got MySpace tattooed on his belly. Not sure how old this is, but considering MySpace is the most ridiculed and abandoned of the friend networks nowadays, I'm sure this guy is somewhere questioning his stupidity. While the rest of us have pretty much moved on from the site, this guy is bonded with it for life. And he's probably posted how dumb he was on Facebook a couple of times.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

"The Hard Sell" : Taboo In Advertising



This is an ad BMW put out to promote its preowned vehicles. With the tag line "You know you're not the first," and a seductive virginesque female on the page, the message couldn't be more clear. It can be taken as a bit tacky, but overall the concept is creative. It's simple, but it's witty. And sex sells. It just does.

"Sex in Art" Weekly Picks...Naked Ladies in B & W


Artist Joana Kohen


Photographer À Nos Amours


Photographer Carolina

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

And I Quote...

“I'm not your executioner. I'm not your devil and I'm not your God. I'm Charles Manson.” --Charles Manson

"Vice Pioneers" : Serial Killers


Elizabeth Báthory: killer of virgins and possibly most prolific serial killer of all time


Gilles de Rais: abduction, rape, and murder of hundreds of young boys



Burke and Hare: first media darling serial killers

There is nothing more representative of a love/hate relationship than America's fascination with serial killers. What they represent disgusts the average person to the core, but the allure of what they do, how they do it, and how they think when they are doing it is something few people can not marvel at. We give them tantilizing names, follow their prison experiences after being caught, make television shows like Criminal Minds and Dexter hits. Jeffrey Dahmer, Ted Bundy, and John Wayne Gacy are more well known than most actors and musicians. But let's look at some of the serial killers from way back--the ones who claimed hundreds of victims before they had a name for their sickness.

From Wikipedia: A serial killer is typically defined as a person who murders three or more people over a period of more than 30 days, with a "cooling off" period between each murder, and whose motivation for killing is largely based on psychological gratification. Other sources define the term as "a series of 2 or more murders, committed as separate events, usually, but not always, by one offender acting alone" or, including the vital characteristics, a minimum of at least two murders. Often, a sexual element is involved with the killings, but the FBI states that motives for serial murder include "anger, thrill, financial gain, and attention seeking." The murders may have been attempted or completed in a similar fashion and the victims may have had something in common; for example, occupation, race, appearance, sex, or age group.

Serial killers are not the same as mass murderers, who commit multiple murders at one time; nor are they spree killers, who commit murders in two or more locations with virtually no break in between. Coinage of the English term serial killer is commonly attributed to former FBI Special Agent Robert Ressler in the 1970s. The concept had been described earlier, e.g. by German police inspector Ernst Gennat coining the same term in 1930. Author Ann Rule postulates in her 2004 book Kiss Me, Kill Me that the English-language credit for coining the term "serial killer" goes to LAPD detective Pierce Brooks, mastermind of the ViCAP system.

In History
Historical criminologists have suggested that there may have been serial murders throughout history, but specific cases were not adequately recorded. Some sources suggest that legends such as werewolves and vampires were inspired by medieval serial killers.

Liu Pengli of China, cousin of the Han Emperor Jing, was made king of Jidong in the sixth year of the middle period of Jing's reign (144 BC). According to the Chinese historian Sima Qian, he would "go out on marauding expeditions with 20 or 30 slaves or young men who were in hiding from the law, murdering people and seizing their belongings for sheer sport". Although many of his subjects knew about these murders, it was not until the 29th year of his reign that the son of one of his victims finally sent a report to the Emperor. Eventually, it was discovered that he had murdered at least 100 people. The officials of the court requested that Liu Pengli be executed; however, the emperor could not bear to have his own cousin killed, so Liu Pengli was made a commoner and banished.

In the 15th century, one of the wealthiest men in Europe, Gilles de Rais, sexually assaulted and killed peasant children, mainly boys, whom he had abducted from the surrounding villages and taken to his castle. It is estimated that his victims numbered between 140 and 800. The Hungarian aristocrat Elizabeth Báthory allegedly tortured and killed as many as 650 girls and young women before her arrest in 1610.

Thug Behram, a gang leader of the Indian Thuggee cult of assassins, has frequently been said to be the world's most prolific serial killer. According to numerous sources, he was believed to have murdered 931 victims by means of strangulation with a ceremonial cloth between 1790 and 1830. Recent scholarship has cast doubt on the Thuggee cult and suggested that the British in India were confused by the vernacular use of the term by Indians, and may also have used fear of such a cult to justify their colonial rule.

The first serial killers to get media attention were Burke and Hare. They killed 16 victims in Edinburgh, Scotland between 1827 and 1828 and sold their cadavers to an anatomy lecturer.

In his 1886 book Psychopathia Sexualis, psychiatrist Richard von Krafft-Ebing noted a case of a serial murderer in the 1870s, a Frenchman named Eusebius Pieydagnelle who had a sexual obsession with blood and confessed to murdering six people.

The unidentified killer Jack the Ripper killed prostitutes (the exact number of victims is not known) in London in 1888. Those crimes gained enormous press attention because London was the world's greatest center of power at the time, so having such dramatic murders of financially destitute women in the midst of such wealth focused the news media's attention on the plight of the urban poor and gained coverage worldwide. He has also been called the most famous serial killer of all time.

American serial killer H. H. Holmes was hanged in Philadelphia in 1896 after confessing to 27 murders. Joseph Vacher was executed in France in 1898 after confessing to killing and mutilating 11 women and children.

Female serial killers
Female serial killers are rare. They tend to murder men for material gain, are usually emotionally close to their victims, and generally need to have a relationship with a person before killing them. "An analysis of 86 female serial killers from the U.S. found that the victims tended to be spouses, children or the elderly." The methods they use for murder are covert or low-profile, such as murder by poison (the preferred choice for killing). They commit killings in specific places, such as their home or a health-care facility, or at different locations within the same city or state. Other methods used by female serial killers include shootings (used by 20%), suffocation (16%), stabbing (11%), and drowning (5%). Though most female serial killers murder for money or other such material gain (74% of them), others do it for attention. While many female serial killers have been diagnosed with Münchausen syndrome, little research has been conducted focusing on the societal influences—particularly gender roles and expectations of women—which contribute to these women committing multiple murders. Each killer will have her own proclivities, needs and triggers, as specific reasons can only be obtained from the killer herself. "In a review of published literature on female serial murder, sexual or sadistic motives are believed to be extremely rare in female serial murderers, and psychopathic traits and histories of childhood abuse have been consistently reported in these women." On some occasions, women may be involved with a male serial killer as a part of a serial killing "team".

Kelleher and Kelleher (1998) created several categories to describe female serial killers. They used the classifications of black widow, angel of death, sexual predator, revenge, profit or crime, team killer, question of sanity, unexplained and unsolved. In using these categories, they found that most women fell into the categories of black widow and team killer. In describing murderer Stacey Castor, forensic psychiatrist Dr. James Knoll offered a psychological perspective on what defines a "black widow" type. In simple terms, he described it as a woman who kills two or more husbands or lovers for material gain. Though Castor was not officially defined as a serial killer, it is likely that she would have killed again.

A notable exception to the typical characteristics of female serial killers is Aileen Wuornos, who killed outdoors instead of at home, used a gun instead of poison, killed strangers instead of friends or family, and killed for personal gratification. The most prolific serial killer in all of history is allegedly Elizabeth Báthory. Countess Elizabeth Báthory de Ecsed (Báthory Erzsébet in Hungarian, 17 August 1560 – 21 August 1614) was a countess from the renowned Báthory family. After her husband's death, she and four collaborators were accused of torturing and killing hundreds of girls and young women, with one witness attributing to them over 600 victims, though the number for which they were convicted was 80. Elizabeth herself was neither tried nor convicted. In 1610, however, she was imprisoned in the Csejte Castle, where she remained bricked in a set of rooms until her death four years later."

Monday, November 8, 2010

News Spotlight: Child Prostitution Crackdown

Although the topic of child prostitution is infuriating and depressing, this is still a somewhat positive article pointing out that something is at least starting to get done. Lots more to do, but you gotta start somehwere.

From The Associated Press: "More than five dozen child prostitutes have been found in the last three days as part of a nationwide crackdown on the sexual exploitation of children, the FBI said Monday.

FBI spokesman Jason Pack said 69 children were removed from prostitution and 99 suspected pimps were arrested in 40 cities across 30 states and the District of Columbia. Authorities arrested 785 other adults on a variety state and local charges, Pack said.

All the children found in the last three days have been placed into protective custody or returned to their families.

The children were found during Operation Cross Country V, a three-day roundup targeting child traffickers and pimps. The largest group of child prostitutes, 24, was found in and around Seattle, according to the FBI.

FBI executive assistant director Shawn Henry said the children found ranged in age from 12 to 17. Authorities are working with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children to confirm their identities.

Henry said child prostitutes are often recruited by loose knit groups that seek out kids who may be involved in drugs or runaways looking for a "responsible adult" to help them.

"There are groups of people out there preying on naive kids who don't have a good sense of the way of the world," Henry said. "Sometimes there's a threat of force, threats of violence. A lot these kids operate out of a sense of fear."

Since 2003, when the FBI and the Justice Department launched the Innocence Lost National Initiative, about 1,250 child prostitutes have been located and removed from prostitution."

News Spotlight: Murderer Gets Death Penalty


The Petit family

The murder of the Petit family is horrific and has a plot expected to be seen on a television crime show. As a huge fan of these shows (I'm Criminal Minds and Dexter obsessed), it's easy to get wrapped up in the glorification of blood thirsty characters. Seeing this kind of behavior in real life serves as a great snap back to reality that there are some crazy motherfuckers out there. Watch your back! I was going to omit the details of the crime at first, but sugarcoating really just doesn't drive the point home.

From The Associated Press: "NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man was condemned to death Monday for a night of terror inside a suburban home in which a woman was strangled and her two daughters tied to their beds, doused in gasoline and left to die in a fire.

Jurors in New Haven Superior Court voted unanimously to send Steven Hayes to death row after deliberating over the span of four days. Judge Jon Blue will impose the sentence on Dec. 2.
"You have been exposed to images of depravity and horror that no human being should have to see," Blue said in thanking the jurors for their service.

Dr. William Petit, the husband and father of the victims, said the verdict was not about revenge.
"Vengeance belongs to the Lord," Petit said. "This is about justice. We need to have some rules in a civilized society."

He also said it wouldn't bring closure, saying whoever came up with the concept was "an imbecile."

"It's a hole with jagged edges," he said. "Over time the edges may smooth out a little bit, but the hole in your heart, the hole in your soul is always there."

Hayes' attorneys had tried to persuade jurors to spare him the death penalty by portraying him as a clumsy, drug-addicted thief who never committed violence until the 2007 home invasion with a fellow paroled burglar. They called the co-defendant, Joshua Komisarjevsky, the mastermind and said he escalated the violence. They also said Hayes was remorseful and actually wanted a death sentence.

But prosecutors said both men were equally responsible and that the crime cried out for the death penalty, saying the family was tormented for seven hours before they were killed.
Hayes looked straight ahead and had no obvious reaction as the jury's sentence was announced. He will join nine other men on Connecticut's death row. The state has only executed one man since 1960, so Hayes will likely spend years, if not decades, in prison.

Komisarjevsky will be tried next year.

Authorities said Hayes and Komisarjevsky broke into the house, beat William Petit, and forced his wife, Jennifer Hawke-Petit, to withdraw money from a bank while the rest of her family remained under hostage at home. Hayes then sexually assaulted and strangled her, authorities said. Komisarjevsky, who will be tried next year, is charged with sexually assaulting their 11-year-old daughter, Michaela.

Michaela and her 17-year-old sister, Hayley, were tied to their beds and doused in gasoline before the men set the house on fire, according to testimony. The girls died of smoke inhalation."

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Metal Taboo Featured Item Scramble



Everyday on our Facebook and Twitter accounts, Metal Taboo features an item of the day. Here are the items from the past week. To see more of our pieces, check out our online store.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Mya Bragging About the Goodies

Sexy dancing machine Mya saying what all the girls say, but at least the dancing and artistry of the video are good. Tap scene at the end--good stuff. Here's a throwback to her 2003 single "My Love is Like...Wo."

And I Quote...

“I like everything. Boyish girls, girlish boys, the heavy and the skinny. Which is a problem when I'm walking down the street.” -- Angelina Jolie

Friday, November 5, 2010

"Sexpot of the Week" : Kerry Washington







With the release of "For Colored Girls..." today--actually titled "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf", but you know how sugarcoated Hollywood can be--there is a star studded cast of black actresses. Some legends, some newbies, and a couple certified sexpots. Kerry Washington has gotten a lot of attention for her beauty but it has never been for being a vixen. Her roles are usually composed of seriousness and it's arguable that she has shied away from oversexed roles to avoid being typecasted as the sexual woman. Either way, she really is hot and a really good actress. In keeping with the "Sexpot of the Week" being someone who actually is achieving something during the week, I think she's a good choice. Subdued hotness. Nothing better.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

"Bad (Not Bad Ass) Tattoo" : Unsexy Woman



By no means is every woman supposed to look like a supermodel and by all means sexuality is in the eye of the beholder. However, the eye of the owner (and the tattoo artist) of this supposed to be sexy vixen tattoo is questionable. The linework makes her appear to have wrinkles and cellulite. The face is just bad. And her pose insinuating that she is fact thinks she is sexy just drives the point home.

"Dirty Joke" : Anniversary

A man and his wife go to their honeymoon hotel for their 25th anniversary. As the couple reflected on that magical evening 25 years ago, the wife asked the husband, "When you first saw my naked body in front of you, what was going through your mind?"

The husband replied, "All I wanted to do was to fuck your brains out, and suck your tits dry."

Then, as the wife undressed, she asked, "What are you thinking now?"

He replied, "It looks as if I did a pretty good job."

Taken from http://www.lotsofjokes.com

Wednesday, November 3, 2010