I cannot in anyways take credit for the success of this blog which so far has been pretty successful in my eyes. I initially just wanted an outlet for my silliness and antics other than the lubed vaginal orifice of the lady I am intimate with. Lately I have been preparing for finals as well as the annual report time and have been busy to respond. So I thought to respond here on this international forum that is aspoonfulofsuga. As sexy as I am, which is pretty sexy, I must give credit to my commentors who inspire me and give me cool ideas to continue writing.
From the Post: Bitterly Pressed: Notes on the Toilet After a day as a Vegan
from the Lovely DaterofBoys:
I remember when I ate smiling bologna…want those tights!
I double dare you to get those tights. If you get those tights so will I and if I am feeling pretty froggy I will post pictures of me wearing them on the blog. As for smiling bologna, I didnt know bologna could smile well uhm so many jokes I don’t know where to start/
From the Post: Banning book and National Library Week
from the Acerbically Awesome: SandyTongue
Great post. I think you are correct about the sexuality aspect of banned books. I’m not sure why America is so hung up about sexuality. Education is the key, not repression. Sad really that any books are banned, kind of shits in the face of the “free speech” everyone embraces so much. I’m going to go ahead and blame the Religious Right, the true evil in America.
I think looking at the history of America you’ll see that many religious groups that were persecuted in Europe came and found a new beginning to worship however the wanted. I think America has inherited as a result a prudish some of disposition. I think that’s prudes enjoy sex the most because not only are they getting some there is the thrill of doing something ‘wrong’ or illicit. However to acknowledge this would kill that joy so we turn a blind eye. The US is the leading producer of porn in the world and in 2006 pornography was a 13 Billion dollar business and according to wikipedia: The total market value of pornography in the U.S. is estimated between $2–$13 billion per year. For the sake of comparison A new report (Online Movies: A Global Strategic Business Report) created by Global Industry Analysts Inc. is predicting that the total valuation of the global online movie industry is set to reach $4.4b by the year 2017.
From the Post: The Power of One’s Personal Story: A Wandering reflection
from the Acerbically Awesome: SandyTongue
Great post, very nice. The Trayvon Martin case is very sad to me. Not just in terms of a child’s life ending early, but in terms of our society’s reaction to it. Racism is very real today and will be very real forever. It saddens me how quickly the media spins a story out of control. It saddens me that so called “leaders” only show their faces when they have calculated the best time to gain the most media exposure. It saddens me that there are kids of all colors who are gunned down every day in our country and their voices are never heard.
We are a TMZ nation and only the glamarous incidents matter. Personally, I think Zimmerman is guilty as hell. I think he was wanna be cop who thought he was going to teach a young black kid a lesson, then he started getting his ass beat and decided to shoot. But then again, none of us really know the true story. It’s very difficult for me to trust the media with anything. Don’t be surprised if he is found innocent. After all, this is Florida and Casey Anthony was set free.
It’s hard for me to dive to deep into the racism pool because I’m just a white guy who only experienced racism on a basketball court in high school. Not quite the same as being profiled or harrassed by a redneck asshole cop. Now that I think about it, this is truly a redneck issue. I’ve been to Sanford, Fl a few times, they fly their confederate flags high.
The SandyTongue drops some serious truth here. We are definitely a nation that thrives on sensationalism. Instead of dealing with topics straight on we are inundated in a excess of half truths and misguided information which really leave us more divisive and estranged than before. Politicians anywhere never to me resemble the people they represent, one has to be a crook and a reprobate of some sort to become a politician. I have no faith in the the political system or it’s leaders or rather I have just as much faith in them as I do in 18 year old girls with braces that are enthusiastic about mouth-milking a dude, or that a priest inside a tiny suffocating box (giggles – maybe that’s why its called a confessional – uhm won’t elaborate) can absolve me of my sins, or in the belief that something is good for you if it has Vitamin C in it.
Racism will always be an issue, and for me it is not the issue for just one race its everyone’s issue because we all have to share the same country water, debt, fallout from bullshit politics. I think your opinion is as valid as mine because your a person. It’s a real task to treat each other like we are human beings, if someone has time to worry about race gender age sexuality they are not really doing the work. You may not know what it’s like to be jumped by cops, or harassed on the subway or some of the other fun parts of being a minority, but if we as a community are going to live through things its best to let everyone’s a voice be heard no matter how egregious their beliefs. At least its out pre-emptively, and its not all bundled up for later when its articulation effectively adds accelerant to the fire when something big goes down.
From the Post: Opprobrium, Giraldo Rivera and the Trayvon Martin Incident
from the youthfully exuberant Emily He
Geraldo’s statement on hoodies reminds me of the argument, “If you don’t want to get raped, don’t go out dressed like a slut cuz you’re just asking for it.” There is some truth to both Geraldo’s hoodie argument and the slut-argument because society/media has made it so. Our obsession with being politically correct has taken its toll, and we are putting blame on the clothes that people wear as a target for harassment instead of admitting that race and sex and other -isms are the causes of crime. Instead of blaming the criminal, we’re pointing our fingers at the victim; Trayvon shouldn’t have worn a hoodie because he looked shady; That girl shouldn’t be wearing a mini skirt and a low cut shirt unless she wants to be catcalled. Something is seriously wrong with modern society, and I think it has to do with the fear of facing ourselves and the mistakes we’ve made. Kind of like the Yueyue incident in China where people accused the lady who pulled Yueyue out of the road as a seeker for fame, while the real problem is the people who walked by her body in the middle of the road without lifting a finger. I hope one day we can get over ourselves and our fears, but I think that’s a lot to ask, at least from the majority of the world.
I heard a similar argument, if you have a wallet its your fault for being mugged, ironically the same logic doesn’t apply to the super rich: if people want to tax you extra it’s your fault for having so much damn money. You can tell something is up concerning abuse is the fault of the woman for looking this or that way by the way rape is described in the news as a “violent sex crime”. From the way it is used in the media the term “sex crime” never sounds redundant. It seems that there is a hierarchy of sex crimes, some that might not be violent and some that are.
I think part of it is our fears and insecurities and petty hatred that the cause for this kinda observed behavior. The other part of it is that we are conditioned really to want to continue on in our own little dream and not break the silence and the dream for anything. If we admitted openly a lot of our problems it would start to catalyze movement to address it in some way shape or form. So we take the easy route and blame. It’s pretty sad.
From the Post: Ferdinand Celine, Language, and Turkeynecks
from the Ever metaphysical Rula
A very interesting analysis of the profane (and by implication, the sacred). Indeed duality must exist in language as language is plainly symbolic, an intricate system of conceptualization for our conceptualizations. So language has to be as multi-faceted on two dimensions as any idea or ideology – yes, multi facets and not multi dimensional. How it manifests in our four dimensional world is, I suppose, another matter. Language necessarily depends upon context and context necessarily elicits certain linguistic responses – as you so beautifully and clearly show, hypocrisy in the dimension of dualism is unavoidable.
I appreciate this post as I appreciate all your other posts, profane or not, simply because you write intentionally and not mechanically. Your use of the profane is deliberate which by implication reveals the writer’s depth and intention of exploring the ‘other’ side, that is, the sacred.
In this post I talked about the only reason the profane has any power is because it is an negative reflection of the sacred, the greater the sanctity the more potent the profanity. I also talked about how we use the words describing the worse of humanity so easily, like they are nothing, but we freak out over words involving copulation sexual organs check out the post. It was one of my favorite to write.