Go ahead and call me a monkey's uncle, but this is one of the cutest little marmosets I ever did see.
Go ahead and call me a monkey's uncle, but this is one of the cutest little marmosets I ever did see.
Have you heard about the revolutionary new chicken squisher? It copies the dynamics of a tornado to reduce anything and everything to dust.
One might think this invention came out of a prestigious lab at MIT or Berkeley but, no, it is the brainchild of Frank Polifka who "with no more than a high school education and a creative way of looking at problems, has been working on the Windhexe for 15 years. He calls it the “Tornado in a Can” — a system for safely harnessing the enormous power of a funnel cloud in a small industrial machine. "
"Scientists say they doubt that's what’s really happening, but there’s no doubt that whatever you put in the Windhexe — shoes, rocks, sludge, concrete, industrial waste — comes out the bottom as a superfine powder."
The primary industrial use, for now, is to help poultry farms eliminate their massive wastes. But the mind boggles at the potential applications for this technology. If you had a chicken squisher of your own, what would you squish in it?
Because in this (Israeli) restaurant, you probably wouldn't dare to complain about the food.
Just got an update on the diversions and donations scheduled for the Nitke v. Ashcroft fundraiser. Please feel free to distribute this to your friends, mail-lists, etc.
From: "Kellene Wirenius"
Entertainment slated for "Indecent": A Benefit Auction And Fund-raiser For The Nitke v. Ashcroft CDA Lawsuit
> Friday April 30 6-9pm
> at Purple Passion Gallery
> 211 West 20th Street NY, NY 10011
> Admission: $5
> We are delighted to have the opportunity to present Laura Antoniou, the bestselling author of SM flavored erotica and occasional essays. Laura Antoniou, a featured speaker at many leather events, is best known for her acclaimed Marketplace Series.
> "Porno" Jim the self-described "D-" List celebrity has appeared at numerous comedy venues across America and will leave us breathless with a hillarious take on Attorney General Ashcroft and the Nitke Lawsuit.
> We will also hear readings from the authors of the steamy true tales in the anthology; Up All Night: Adventures in Lesbian Sex (Alyson, January 2004). Edited by Rachel Kramer Bussel and Stacy M. Bias.
> Rachel Kramer Bussel is a professional porn editor and freelance writer. She is the reviser of The Lesbian Sex Book, and editor of the forthcoming Glamour Girls: Femme/Femme Erotica and two anthologies about spanking. Her writing has been published in numerous papers and magazine and in over 30 erotic anthologies including Best American Erotica 2004 and Best Bondage Erotica.
> Khadijah Caturani is a writer, filmmaker, smut peddler, and rabble-rouser. Her short film, Femme Fatale, is currently on the road playing at festivals and screenings. She also has a novel and several screenplays in the works.
> Stephanie Schroeder has published on the Web site Technodyke.com, in the lesbian sex magazine Bad Attitude, in the lesbian erotica anthologies Hot & Bothered 3 and 4: Short Fiction on Lesbian Desire, and is a reviewer in the tasty guidebook Erotic New York: The Best Sex in the City.
> Micky Small is a femme/lesbian writer/performer and S/M model. She is working on her first novel, an erotic vampire thriller, and a screenplay.
> Other scheduled features for the evening:
> Courtney Bowers, artist, will perform her gripping work about the pornography industry entitled, "Worthy Cock Receptacle".
> The silent auction of approximately 75 items which will be going on throughout the evening. Ranging from fine art to books to jewelry, over 20 artists and authors have contributed donations for the auction, ranging from a dinner with Gloria Brame, to limited edition prints by Barbara Nitke to books by Susan Wright. Bidding ends at 8:30pm. Winners announced at 9:00pm.
> You don't want to miss it!
From the article:
"WASHINGTON (AFP) - The Sierra Club (news - web sites) released a new book timed to coincide with Earth Day, slamming President George W. Bush (news - web sites) for pursuing "the worst environmental policy" in almost a century and calling it a "sad day" for the United States.
"Bush has done his best, in only three years, to break our national compact on environmental progress and turn the clock back -- not years or decades, but a full century," said Sierra Club President Carl Pope, one of the authors of "Strategic Ignorance: Why the Bush Administration is Recklessly Destroying a Century of Environmental Progress."
He claims Bush, who took office in 2001 and is seeking a second mandate in the November 2 election, is the first president since Theodore Roosevelt in 1908 to close out his term with the country worse off ecologically than it was when he arrived in office. "
(You can buy the book right here and support this BLOG. Check "NeoCortexts" on the left for the books I'm recommending.)
From a press release titled: SM DYKES HOST CONFERENCE IN MANCHESTER, ENGLAND
"The weekend will kick off Friday with an auction night and entertainment provided by Manchester's own outstanding Lesbian Vampire Dominatrix Goddess Poet, Rosie Lugosi!"
What amazes me is not that someone would actually bill herself that way. What amazes me is that other people can speak of it with a straight face.
What is it with dogs anyway? Don't they have any common sense?
Thanks to Michael for forwarding this positively jaw-dropping article about a priest whose defense for child molestation is that it was done for legitimate spiritual reasons.
Is it just me, or does it seem like more and more people are trying to use God to justify their sins?
Or maybe God really does want everyone to do SM....hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm........
Priest Sentenced on Molestation Charge
UPDATED - Sunday April 18, 2004 8:04pm
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A priest accused of molesting a teenage boy has pleaded no contest in the case, but argues that he committed the acts in question for spiritual reasons and not sexual gratification, his lawyer said Sunday.
Anthony Jablonowski, 69, was sentenced Thursday to between 15 months and seven years in prison for one count of taking indecent, immodest or immoral liberties with a minor, his attorney Dallas Laird said. The amount of time he serves will depend on his behavior in prison.
The victim, now in his late 30s, stepped forward recently with allegations that Jablonowski had molested him at least once in the early 1980s at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Guernsey, about 100 miles north of Cheyenne. He was 17 at the time.
During an investigation, authorities learned that Jablonowski regularly took men to the church basement, asking them to strip naked before they were gagged, blindfolded and hung upside down from the ceiling, Platte County prosecutor Eric Alden told The Denver Post in Sunday's editions.
According to Alden, the men's genitals were manipulated to induce pain while they prayed. He could not be reached for comment Sunday.
Laird said his client could not talk about the rituals, citing an oath of confidentiality concerning prayer and confession.
The activities were not sexual, and were tied to a legitimate practice of penance and redemptive suffering, Laird said. Several people testified they found the prayers spiritual - not sexual - in nature.
"There are certain things that happen which are not sexual but could be interpreted that way," Laird said.
According to the Catholic Diocese of Cheyenne, Jablonowski was a priest in Wyoming for about 10 years. He was serving at a monastery in Ohio when the molestation charges surfaced, Laird said.
Jablonowski, whose priestly faculties were revoked after the allegations surfaced, remained at the Platte County jail Sunday. It was unclear whether he would be transferred to a state corrections facility because of safety concerns, Laird said.
Is there anything these people do NOT lie about, any information they do NOT spin, any criticism they do NOT deny?
Bush and Co. are starting to make Nixon look like Honest Abe. Pentagon Deleted Rumsfeld Comment
Hi, folks. As announced a couple of weeks ago, there will be a benefit to assist the legal team for the Nitke v. Ascroft case (details below) on April 30th, from 6 to 9 pm, at Purple Passion in New York. I am donating autographed books; my husband Will is donating two different one-of-a-kind clamp zippers; and I'm also offering to put my own self on the auction block--the highest bidder may take me out to dinner in NY during the week the trial will be held (current estimate is sometime in late August) ; or in Georgia (Atlanta/Athens regions) any time after that. Note I say DINNER, not play session. :-)
BIDDING IS OPEN TO ANYONE. You do not have to attend the fund-raiser to bid in the auctions. You do not need to live in NY. (Although in order to cash in your win, you will need either to arrange to be in NY the week of the trial or be in the Atlanta/Athens GA area at a later date.) The bidder needs only leave contact info and bid price and , of course, you must specify what you are bidding on.
To place your bid, CALL PURPLE PASSION (boutique) at 212-807-0486. Bidding closes at 8:30pm on Fri. April 30th. Winners will be notified that weekend. (If you'd like to make a donation to the fund, you may call it in to the same number.)
I will not be in NY for the auction but if you are local, you might wish to preview the numerous books, toys, fetishwear, and luxury goodies that are being donated to this important cause. The preview will be on April 29th from noon to 7 pm at Purple Passion.
Here again is the press release with full details on the benefit and the case.
RELEASE: from Kellene Wirenius
"Indecent": A Benefit Auction and Fundraiser for
the Nitke v. Ashcroft CDA Lawsuit
Friday April 30th. 6-9pm. at
Purple Passion DV8 Gallery
211 West 20th. Street NY, NY 10011
--Featuring "Porno Jim" and special guest Rachel Kramer Bussel
--Silent auction of photographs, paintings, drawings, books, jewelry and more
Silent auction bidding closes at 8:30pm
Winners announced at 9pm
Preview and early bids taken on Thursday April 29 12-7pm
Defend your right to have your own home page. You can help NCSF pay the costs to bring the proof that will show the government that it's censorship which is indecent.
This paragraph explains the nature of the lawsuit, which you may find useful:
About the Nitke v. Ashcroft CDA Lawsuit and Fundraiser
This is a silent auction benefit to help defray the court costs and expenses for Nitke v. Ashcroft, a First Amendment lawsuit, fast-tracked to the U.S. Supreme Court, in which artist Barbara Nitke and the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom (NCSF) are seeking to overturn the Communications Decency Act of 1996.
This statute allows John Ashcroft and the Justice Department to take any artist or author being prosecuted for speaking about alternative sex on the internet and require them to be brought to stand trial in the most conservative cities of the United States and be judged by that community's standards of "decency". John Ashcroft and the government claim that speech about alternative sexuality is "obscene", and has no social value. Consequently there has been an increase in prosecutions of this type. Barbara Nitke and NCSF, with the help of pro bono attorney John Wirenius, are asserting the value of their speech and yours. Defend your right to have your own home page. You can help us pay the costs to bring the proof that will show the government that it's censorship which is indecent.