Tumblr isn’t quite what I was looking for in a blog. It’s not Tumblr’s fault. There are also some fantastic blogs here. I think I’m still searching for the right outlet. When I find it, I’ll post a link here. Until then, cheers!
Pic of the day. Shot of Todd from the Faint back in ‘08.
The law of logic never calls you to prove a negative.
Those Weinstein assholes and idiots at the MPAA have released a neutered version of the Kings Speech. They’ve gutted the ‘harsh’ language that is integral to the film’s story and characters. Don’t support this crap. Artistic integrity is more important than reactionary Puritanism.
Bret Easton Ellis: Notes on Charlie Sheen and the End of Empire - The Daily Beast -
Brilliant! Dare I say it? Winning!
Turning skin into a dirty secret.: I just personally don’t see anything wrong with strippers. I don’t see... -
I’m going to take it a step farther and say that people of both genders should be proud to strip and enjoy watching strippers. The bodies we’ve got are nothing to be ashamed of and we should all delight in (and respect) each other. There’s a stigma attached to strippers that has nothing to do with nudity. It has to do with shame in our culture and it’s a big double standard. Half-naked women adorn the cover of almost every magazine in the grocery store and no one says a word. We’re a culture of ashamed voyeurs. If we can ditch the shame part, the voyeurism becomes a pleasure not a ‘sin’.
I have a huge amount of respect for strippers. It takes guts to get up on a stage and shake your ass(ets) in front of a group of strangers. Really good strippers are like artists - they have turned their bodies and their movements into works of art. And like a lot of good art, it honors the human form.
I just personally don’t see anything wrong with strippers. I don’t see how dancing in your underwear for money makes a woman less respectable. The woman doesn’t dictate who comes into the club and if the man who wants to see her dance has a wife or a daughter. But she does dictate making that man…
“Here is what’s really going on: With their letters and hearings, Republicans are trying to craft a narrative that makes [Elizabeth] Warren and the CFPB out to be the bad guy, an example of evil big government prying into the lives of ordinary Americans and eating up taxpayer money for no good reason. This spring, President Barack Obama is due to appoint the head of the CFPB, and Warren is presumably in contention for this slot. Consequently, Republicans are throwing everything they can at Warren to take her out of the running—or to prepare for a brutal confirmation process… She frightens not just Republicans but big banks and their fleets of lobbyists in Washington because she intends to rattle the status quo and pass reforms that will actually help working and middle class consumers.” - Andy Kroll
The GOP’s Pathetic Attack on Elizabeth Warren | Mother Jones
Pic of the day. Yet another from the Brown Paper Tickets Launch Party.