Archive for December 5th, 2014

The Alligator People (1959) Trailer

Friday, December 5th, 2014

Pubic Toupees

Friday, December 5th, 2014

A few centuries ago, prostitutes didn’t have it so good. Unfortunately, the world’s oldest profession was rife with some of the world’s oldest parasites: lice.  To stop the itching and prevent reinfestation,  working women had to shave their nether regions.

This was not necessarily good for business because a lack of pubes also exposed the marks of venereal disease and genital warts (getting excited yet?)

Enter the merkin, a false crop of pubic hair made from animal fur or human hair, trimmed to fit, and glued on.  As sexual hygiene improved and drugs were discovered to treat sexually transmitted- diseases, the demand for merkins dried up.

Today merkins are still around for three main reasons: 1) sexual novelties, 2) penis coverings for transsexuals, and 3) to get around the contracts of some Hollywood actresses which stipulate their genitalia must not be filmed.

A historical footnote: At times, President  Lyndon Baines Johnson seemed to believe he actually was a merkin!  Many of his speeches started, “Mah fellow ‘merkins…..”


Black Police Forces

Friday, December 5th, 2014


America isn’t good at recognizing reality. I hate to admit it but the colorblind race dreams of the ’60’s are now pretty much black and white. There have been significant advances in voting, education, and representation but there are many other cultural areas from music to housing where de facto segregation still exists – often by choice.

The latest examples of police killing blacks highlight this fact.  Would Mike Brown and Eric Garner still be alive today had the police who stopped them been black?  Would these guys have had more respect and less anger for the uniform if it was covering black skin?

I don’t know, of course, but I think it would be smart to try a limited social experiment for a few years.  What if certain specific sectors of cities predominated by minorities were policed by black-only officers?  This new force would be paid, trained, and organized as well as the main force with a stronger focus on community relations and de-escalating tense situations. It would be respected as a ‘special forces’ branch of law enforcement service.

I know there will be cries of racism and a refusal to believe the melting pot isn’t working – but it’s obvious we need some new ideas here because what we have today isn’t working.

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The Old Football Fake Out

Friday, December 5th, 2014


Famous football fakes: