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Women

Hell’s Belles



An all-female AC/DC tribute band? Why not!

Posted By: Paul - Sun Jul 26, 2009 - Comments (4)
Category: Hoaxes and Imposters and Imitators, Music, Women

The Weird Sisters

P J Harvey and Bjork onstage together is almost the definition of a weirdness black hole.

Posted By: Paul - Sat Jul 04, 2009 - Comments (2)
Category: Eccentrics, Bohemians, Beatniks, Hippies and Slackers, Music, Women

Penis Power

Posted By: Paul - Mon Apr 13, 2009 - Comments (15)
Category: Body, Genitals, Sexuality, Television, Men, Women

Follies of the Mad Men #63

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[From Playboy magazine for February 1970.]

Was this behavior ever really sexy or cool, or a good way to pick up women?

Posted By: Paul - Wed Apr 08, 2009 - Comments (14)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Sexuality, Tobacco and Smoking, Men, Women

Co-ed Pig Wrestling

As Mr. Skip Peterson tells us: "This is an annual fund raiser held in Buffalo, Wyoming, for a local gymnastics team. Contestants have one minute to get the greased hog, butt first into the barrel. The coed team must also dip their hands into a bucket of Crisco before the game begins. The winning time this year was 7.45 seconds. Every team had a freash pig and each pig was only allowed to participate one time. Enjoy!"


2008 Coed Pig Wrestling Championships from skip peterson on Vimeo.

Posted By: Paul - Sun Mar 08, 2009 - Comments (19)
Category: Agriculture, Animals, Education, Entertainment, Exercise and Fitness, Fairs, Amusement Parks, and Resorts, Sports, Men, Women

The Hard-To-Get Woman

Why do women play hard to get? According to research recently conducted at the University of Bristol, it's so that "men can prove themselves more worthy than their rivals."

Here's how it works. The woman acts coy. The man acts eager and helpful. Eventually the woman decides, "I am going to have a child with this male." I assume she says this in a robotic voice.

The researchers hope their study "could eventually lead to a model that could work out the optimal amount of coyness for a woman to use in choosing a male."

I wrote about some similar research in Elephants on Acid. In 1973 researchers from the University of Wisconsin instructed a Nevada prostitute to play "hard to get," and then studied the reactions of her clients. Hard to get, in that context, meant that she didn't indicate to her clients whether she wanted to see them again. Client response was measured by the number of times the guy returned during the following month. The researchers concluded that men don't like women who play hard to get. Instead men like women who are easy for themselves but hard for everyone else to get. (Thanks, Sandy!)

Posted By: Alex - Tue Dec 09, 2008 - Comments (7)
Category: Science, Experiments, Psychology, Women

She Doesn’t Have to Shave

Following up on Alex's "Couvade" post: here's a musical exegesis of the eternal tradeoff between daily facial shaving for men, and monthly menstruation for women.

God, I miss Squeeze!

Posted By: Paul - Thu Dec 04, 2008 - Comments (6)
Category: Music, Video, Gender, Men, Women, Body Fluids, 1990s, Facial Hair

Candy Canary

Evangelical female body-builders. I don't believe my brain has ever had cause to assemble that phrase before. But then I learned of Candy Canary.

Posted By: Paul - Tue Nov 18, 2008 - Comments (3)
Category: Body Modifications, Human Marvels, Religion, Women

Very Long Toes

This item was contributed by a certain Regina O., a loyal reader of WU intent on "dipping a toe" into the sea of weirdness.

We've had a thread going about cosmetic surgery for feet. But the mutant simian-hybrid woman in this video needs no such treatment!

Posted By: Paul - Tue Nov 11, 2008 - Comments (12)
Category: Body Modifications, Human Marvels, Sexuality, Women

Follies of the Mad Men #39

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[From Life magazine for April 23 1971.]

The other day, watching that commercial of Lucky Strike cigarettes square-dancing, I speculated on how one could distinguish female from male cigarettes. Twenty years after that commercial, Madison Avenue had the answer! Female cigarettes are "pretty" and have decorative floral emblems on the filters!

Wasn't it wonderful that "women's lib" allowed tobacco companies to sell more cigarettes to a previously under-served population?

Posted By: Paul - Sun Oct 19, 2008 - Comments (3)
Category: Addictions, Business, Advertising, Death, Fads, Gender, Women, 1970s

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