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Scenes From the Decadent Period of the Dying American Republic
Disclosed Email From Cheryl Mills Says of Hillary's Benghazi Hearing That She Had a "Come to" Jesus Meeting With Her "Colleagues" and Now They're "On Board"
AoSHQ Podcast: Guest, @AndrewStilesUSA
Hillary Received Now-Classified Information In Her Unsecured Private Emails
Lesbian Couple Seeks Engagement Rings from Christian Jeweler.
Jeweler, Being Canadian and Hence Nonconfrontational, Complies.
Lesbian Couple Later Finds Out About His Horrid Views And Demands Their Money Back.
Republican Support of Republican Leadership Dropping Like a Stone
Friday Morning News Dump
Morning Open Thread
Overnight Open Thread (5-21-2015)
Q: Why Are The Humanities Dying as a Subject? A: Because Radical Leftist Know-Nothings and Slogan-Throwers Are Killing It
Filmmaker: Why Is Sex So Seldom Depicted in Real (Not-Entirely-Pornographic) Movies?
Here's my answer: Apart from matters of taste and discomfort that Neo-Neocon mentions, let me pose this question: In a movie about two people having sex, What is the conflict?
Apart from situations of coerced sex, there isn't any conflict in sex. Sex is a team effort. And drama is about conflict, not about two people working in tandem to achieve a shared goal.
Any film "about sex" must actually be about something else in order to have conflict -- love, betrayal, etc., etc., etc. -- but the sex itself will not involve conflict, and thus the sex itself will be extraneous to the actual story...
You can have conflict about sex, with a man discussing his sexual hangups with a psychologist, but there the arena will be the psychiatrist's office, not the bedroom...
Thus we tend to have two categories of movies: Those that do not depict actual sex, and pure pornography. Attempts to do a hybrid usually fail. Because there's simply no dramatic stakes in consensual sex, apart from "Will they both get off?"
"Marco Rubio Scares Me," Says One Democrat, as Liberals Begin Sweating the Youthful Would-Be Challenger to the Haggard Queen
Harry Potter's "Neville Longbottom" Strips Down for Cover of Gay Magazine "Attitude"
I know what you're all thinking: Finally
"The quest for perfect consent is profoundly utopian. Like all such quests that ignore human realities, it points the way to dystopian nightmare."
Cathy Young hits on an important point -- the wild-eyed ideologues do not care about the way humans are, but only about what they think humans should be. Their crusades to pound and cut humans into more pleasing shapes are coercive, often violent, and always immiserating.
NY Times: 2 Women Moved to Write Stories Uncover a Surprisingly Personal One
Sisters reunited after 30 years. [rdbrewer]
Actual Headline: PETA Says This Bar’s Name Offends Chickens [rdbrewer]
FBI admits no major cases cracked with Patriot Act snooping powers
"FBI agents can’t point to any major terrorism cases they’ve cracked thanks to the key snooping powers in the Patriot Act, the Justice Department’s inspector general said...." [rdbrewer]
Mark Hemingway: For Robert Downey Jr., Forgiveness Transcends Mistakes
"Would you rather live in Robert Downey Jr.’s world of ‘do unto others as you’d have them to do you,’ or The New Yorker’s, where any weakness is an excuse to write people off forever?" [rdbrewer]
Before ‘The Great Relearning,’ First We Need ‘The Great Unswaddling’
" RINO Kathleen Parker of the Washington Post, last seen helping grease the skids of the ultimate swaddled man-child to reach the White House by shivving Sarah Palin in the fall of 2008, appears to perhaps be on the verge of experiencing the aura of the penumbra of second thoughts over whom she helped bring to power and his negative impact on today’s college students." [rdbrewer]
Michael Bastasch: Former UN Lead Author: Global Warming Caused By ‘Natural Variations’ In Climate
"Global temperature change observed over the last hundred years or so is well within the natural variability of the last 8,000 years, according to a new paper by a former Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change (IPCC) lead author." [rdbrewer]
Ken White From Popehat Shares His Story Of Dealing With Depression. If you or someone you care about is in trouble please read it. There are options.
The Emma Sulkowicz Generation how to marginalize the very narrative you want to promote, use lies
How Much Of Your Life Has America Been at War? for me, 44%
Rush Limbaugh mentioned Ace today [rdbrewer]
Drudge Screamer: WI-FI MAKING PEOPLE SICK
I have wondered about this. We've suddenly gone from having almost none of these particular radio waves in our lives to bathing in their radiation 24/7... are we sure there are no medical effects?
One of Emma Sulkowicz's Friends Also Accused Nungesser of Sexual Assault. Um, a Male Friend
Yeah... okay buddy
'Star Trek: Captain Pike' Fan Film to Boldly Go to Pre-Kirk Enterprise
"A group of dedicated 'Star Trek' fans want to make a new movie, featuring a character from 'The Original Series' who was captain of the Enterprise before James T. Kirk. And they plan to have experienced 'Star Trek' actors taking part." [rdbrewer]
"Heavy Fat" May Retard Aging By Stopping The Breakdown of Cells by Free Radicals -- By Doping Fat with Heavy Hydrogen (Deuterium)
Pundit Press: BOMBSHELL: Clinton Personally Told Ansar al-Sharia Behind Benghazi a Day BEFORE She Blamed Video [rdbrewer]
Emma Sulkowicz: Why Sure I'd Be Open To A Museum Giving Me Money For My Alleged Rape Mattress
PS I'm outraged anew that Columbia's president didn't shake my hand, even though I violated a specific directive not to bring "large objects" to the graduation ceremony
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