Friday, December 15, 2006

Interesting and Amusing, in Different Ways

Reconsidering Star Wars IV in the light of I-III. R2-D2 as key spy for the Rebellion? Obi-Wan lying to Luke out of fear he'll turn out like his father? Hm. It kind of works.

Global Orgasm for World Peace Scheduled for Dec 22, 2006. I'm confused how it can really be synchronized if you can, you know, whenever you like that day. Plus, the site plays music at you. (Not terribly annoying music, rather classy guitar.) Fun with a serious purpose, as one of the GlobalO blog posts put it (Keep Spreading the Word).

I can understand how the connection between sexuality and the problems of the human race might seem tenuous, frivolous or in bad taste. But when you understand that most male human behavior, from violence and war to generosity and kindness, is a form of sexual display, the whole perspective changes. What better way to bring attention to, and perhaps make less acceptable, the kinds of displays that are threatening us and every other organism on the planet than the root cause of all the
displays - the orgasm? [Why the Global Oh!?]

Okay. I'm down with that.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

N.J. Okays Civil Unions

All the rights, different name. New Jersey legalises gay unions

World's tallest man saves dolphins

Wow. World's tallest man saves dolphins.

There's just something about the low-tech nature of this solution that I love. Wanna talk about ingenuity, common-sense, and making do with what you got? Talk about wrapping a towel to blunt a dolphin's teeth and then sticking your arm down his throat.