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08/31/09 03:21 - 69ºF - ID#49669

Christian Girl's Abstinence Chart

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08/31/09 11:16 - 60ºF - ID#49666

Glorious

This has been a glorious morning.

1) Coffee first thing
2) Tea in the office
3) A brownie with a peppermint cup baked inside
4) Everyone has returned my calls
5) My new office supply toy came

That is all.

-James
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08/27/09 10:40 - 60ºF - ID#49639

Dodgeball

Folks,

I have gone two times to Dodgeball at Lafayette Church and it is so much fun I want you all to come too. The church has a large gymnasium, so it isn't played under the watchful gaze of Christ (arguably). But, the people are real nice, even if you hit them in the face.

It is from 7-9, you can come late. $5 for a whole lot of fun.

come on!

-James
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Category: gender

08/25/09 12:21 - 68ºF - ID#49624

Caster Semenya

Have you heard about this?

Caster Semenya is an 18 year old South African female who came in first place at the IAAF games in Berlin. She ran an unbelievable 800M race with an incredible time.

Normally, a victor receives respect and admiration for having accomplished an amazing feat. But that is not what is happening. Rather we are hearing cries of She's a Man, Baby!

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Here she is. Critics say she has a deep voice, a little facial hair, and pronounced musculature. Something they are not saying about the winner of the bronze, Jenny Meadows

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There have been unconfirmed reports that she has undergone sex-verification. More than just checking out her lady bits, some blood work has also been done which, again unofficially, she has 3x the normal levels of testosterone than a normal female. This is well and good, but it is common for athletes with such low body fat to have elevated testosterone levels. Further testing is required to see if this is related to drug use, though those tests have been performed already.

What this comes down to, is gender policing. IAAF rules create a male and a female category and their rule book does not define either. Our culture believes there is a sex binary, one or the other. When in fact there is a wide variety of perfectly natural variations.

Being clinically intersexed encompass over 10,000 conditions, hermaphroditism being one of the more rare. One of the more common is in males, where the urethra is two separate tubes, one for semen, the other for urine. This is a step towards females who have a separate urethra and a vaginal canal (apologies for anything wrong with my terminology). The functional difference is cosmetic. The man does not produce less or more of a hormone. Yet, in this framework can we say this person is entirely male?

The other big news maker of the event Usain Bolt of Jamaica. He broke a world record twice, once in the 100m and again in the 200m. He isn't as tall as other sprinters. But he does have abnormally long legs, giving him a much longer stride. The Gold Medal wining Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps may have a genetic ability to flush out lactic acid faster than most of the population. Both of these are perfectly natural variations, and yet they are not considered unfair advantages.

Here, what may be a perfectly natural variation on female, is being considered disqualifying, despite no rule against it. This seems to be more about our culture's need to reinforce its unnatural views on gender and less about fairness in the sport.

As a result, an 18 year old who was greeted as a champion at home, is being forced to undergo international scrutiny and embarrassment. Well played IAAF.
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08/21/09 09:02 - 75ºF - ID#49594

Captan Jack's

So,

a new take out place opened on Elmwood right near the ghetto liquor store and We Never Close. Captain Jack's Fish and Chips.
First, I am super excited they did all that work on those two store fronts. One now has this restaurant, the other will have the Elmwood Village Association in it. Both are awesome neighbors.
Second, I love fish and I am bit disappointed by my fish options around here. Oh, Friday fish try? Thanks. Hey, wanna watch 2girls1cup the Musical? It is about that appetizing.
On their menu they have:
Sea Dogs
Fish tacos
Lunker
Crabcakes
Seafood Ravioli
and other treats including non-fishies.

I treated myself to a sea dog and a fish taco.

The sea dog is basically a foot long fried fish stick on a hot dog bun with tarter sauce, which was yellow, odd. It was good for what it was and totally worth the $3.99

The fish taco was.... the same thing. A jumbo fish stick with mango salsa, tarter sauce, and in a tortilla.... making it a burrito and not a taco, god damn it.

Both were meh. The service needed work, but everyone was friendly and apologetic when they made a mistake. They just opened so that is bound to get better. But the food... I need something more than just a fancy-pants way of dolling up a fish stick.

I will try some of their other offerings, but if I see another fish stick I am calling it quits.
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08/21/09 10:26 - 73ºF - ID#49585

Winkers

Oh come on!


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08/18/09 10:28 - ID#49573

Am I reading this right?

This is an ad I saw on the web

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And here is what it says

"Hey you, ya you overweight white guy in his early 20's. How is unemployment treating you? And gosh, that sure was a shame when your girlfriend dumped you at Gencon because you wanted to watch her have sex with the Sailor Moon cosplayer. We can make it all better.

Yes, we will pay you up to an obscene amount of money to be a Twitter Spambot. Money, unobtainable women who don't mind the scent of Poractiv, and the respect your parents and friends can't give you.

Come on. Join us."
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08/17/09 10:05 - 78ºF - ID#49564

Father?

I love these ads so much. They make me chortle.

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08/06/09 10:04 - 64ºF - ID#49468

Hairy Sausage

I just read about this most delicious sounding dish: Russian Hairy Sausage.

They look like this uncooked

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But boil them for a little bit and they look like this

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Just stick pasta through sausage, boil, and enjoy a sensation akin to eating foot long bacteria.
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08/05/09 03:03 - 72ºF - ID#49464

Clinton Frees Journalists

And all I can think about is this


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