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Separated at Birth



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When I saw famed photog Annie Leibovitz in today's New York Times, I instantly flashed on famed director Martin Scorsese. Has anyone ever seen these two masters of the lens in the same room together?

(Pic of Leibovitz from Flickr user maxnoy.)

Posted By: Paul - Fri Dec 11, 2009 - Comments (3)
Category: Celebrities, Movies, Photography and Photographers, Hair Styling, Men, Women

Alternate History of VJ Day

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We all know this famous photo depicting celebrants in NYC when WWII came to and end.










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Well, here's an alternate bit of history, from a similar celebration on the same day in Chicago, courtesy of the Life archives.

If the history books had been written a little differently, the iconic shot of a woman getting plastered straight from the bottle might be gracing your "Greatest Generation" tributes.

Posted By: Paul - Tue Oct 20, 2009 - Comments (3)
Category: Holidays, War, 1940s, Women, Alcohol

The Invisible Woman



Anyone ever seen this? It looks like some real dumb fun......

Posted By: Paul - Wed Sep 09, 2009 - Comments (5)
Category: Movies, Science, 1940s, 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

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