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Jay Lake
Date: 2007-05-02 10:29
Subject: [links] Link salad, Wednesday nooner
Security: Public
Tags:cars, culture, funny, links, science, tech, weird
The Intarwebs have been a generous set of tubes this morning...

Jed Hartman asks about gender identity — The comments thread is very interesting.

Me being a smart-ass about grammarIt's all that Latinate grammar that was crammed into prescriptive writings on the English language to make it look respectable, back in the late 16th century. You can't split an infinitive in Latin, so we're not supposed to. Likewise the preposition rule. Linguistic terrorism, nothing more, perpetrated by four centuries of English teachers on pretty much the same principle as fraternity hazing.

Changing the definition of death...the cellular surveillance mechanism cannot tell the difference between a cancer cell and a cell being reperfused with oxygen. Something throws the switch that makes the cell die.

A map of online communities — (Thanks to sunilsebastian.)

The American Family Association's official list of sexual orientations (a/k/a perversions) — Nice to see the Christian right is looking out for the rest of us. I'm going to have to get busy. There's some catching up to do. This link is Not Work Safe, Not Child Safe

Communist leader's bones stolen

Music encoded in Roslyn chapel carving — Fascinating, but I'm highly dubious of this one.

Home-based banking — Who knew from warehouse banking? Note the shout out to my part of Oregon, too.

The very best use of your Hummer

The world's greatest personal ad
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Rafe
User: etcet
Date: 2007-05-02 20:07 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Make sure to wait an hour after eating; cramps are non-consensual.
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Richard Parks
User: ogre_san
Date: 2007-05-02 17:44 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
People talk about "sex addicts" and the like, but I've yet to meet anyone more obsessed with sex than a wannabee censor. It's practically all they think about.
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juliabk
User: juliabk
Date: 2007-05-02 19:17 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Remember the definition of Puritanism: the fear that someone, somewhere is having fun.
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lt260
User: lt260
Date: 2007-05-02 17:45 (UTC)
Subject: Question
The very best use of your Hummer

Shouldn't this be on the AFA list?
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2007-05-02 17:50 (UTC)
Subject: Re: Question
If I'd been drinking when I read this, you would have owed me a new keyboard...

:: virtual snarf ::
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mojave_wolf
User: mojave_wolf
Date: 2007-05-02 17:58 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Heh, kleptophilia sounds kinda hot . . .

::gets story scene idea from this to write story around::

::makes note to send them a copy and officially thank them for giving me the idea if I ever finish it::
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tambyrd
User: tambyrd
Date: 2007-05-02 18:12 (UTC)
Subject: roftl
Lots of food for thought ... so revealing that these "chaste" and "pro-family" wonders feel the need to post this list for each other's perusal.

They shoulda saved themselves some time and added links, so they can get right to the good stuff.
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All that Jazz: Mooncheese
User: jasminehammer
Date: 2007-05-02 18:23 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Mooncheese
Frotteurism -- I never knew.
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Rafe
User: etcet
Date: 2007-05-02 20:09 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
there was a marvelous pun on metaquotes last week, I believe, the gist of which was:

A site advertizing this without condoms should have the byline "Frot With Peril."
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España Sheriff: PSwhatev
User: cmdrsuzdal
Date: 2007-05-02 18:52 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:PSwhatev
Granted that I cant find where the AFA list is linked from, but without context it looks even stupider by listing orientations, fetishes and acts in one semi-random and (if the back page of the SF Weekly is any indication) woefully incomplete list.

That personal ad is priceless, though.
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lt260
User: lt260
Date: 2007-05-02 18:52 (UTC)
Subject: Neat Links
That map was really cool. Awesome dude or [insert another current hip slang phrase].

I also liked the personal ad. It’s good to read about someone who truly knows what he wants. Reminds me of an ad I saw in the Seattle Weekly many years back. It was short, sweet, and to the point. I vacillated a great deal between a lascivious desire to know more and a more prudent approach of I-so-don’t-want-to-know. If only it could be read at a crowded meeting of the AFA -- it would be like dropping a huge snake into a room full of guinea hens. If only . . .

“Llama farmer seeks mermaid for spank-filled weekend. Fresh water preferred but saltwater OK.”
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la sirena dolce: mermaid and the moon
User: lasirenadolce
Date: 2007-05-03 03:15 (UTC)
Subject: Re: Neat Links
Keyword:mermaid and the moon
Hmmmm...
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Elf M. Sternberg
User: elfs
Date: 2007-05-02 19:10 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Gosh, I think I know just the woman he's looking for. With extras.
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juliabk
User: juliabk
Date: 2007-05-02 19:16 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
The gender thread is fascinating. And thank you for the 'not work safe' warning. I can't *wait* to look at that list tonight. Should be... interesting, to say the least. I hope there are good pictures. :-)
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Renee Babcock
User: renegade500
Date: 2007-05-02 19:48 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Music encoded in Roslyn chapel carving — Fascinating, but I'm highly dubious of this one.

John Cage would have loved this!
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User: (Anonymous)
Date: 2007-05-02 21:56 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Hmm, you know that AFA list does seem a little sparse. As creative people I think it is our duty to help them out and suggest a few more interesting perversions for them to get upset about. For example:

- Exophilia: sexual attraction to alien beings;
- Robophilia: sexual attraction to artificial beings;
- Tentacophilia: sexual attraction to beings with tentacles;
- Celebrophilia: sexual attraction on the basis of fame and/or wealth;
- Charactophilia: sexual attraction to fictional characters.

Jay, do you want to run one of those competition things for the best new perversion?

- Cheryl
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Bob
User: yourbob
Date: 2007-05-02 22:39 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Don't ask me why or how, but I found this article on our favorite reference, Wikipedia, on Paraphilias (see AFA link by Jay). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paraphilia

Money shot: "A disorder of clinical distress caused by the repression of homosexuality is still listed" by the Am. Psych. Soc. as a mental illnes (italics theirs).

And Wikipedia's list is much more expansive, of course. And they do have links.
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shaolingrrl
User: shaolingrrl
Date: 2007-05-03 03:25 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I think someone needs to send that personal ad to Alison.
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carmental
User: carmental
Date: 2007-05-03 17:07 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
"Transvestite - a person who is sexually stimulated or gratified by wearing the clothes of the other gender"

So, in this regard, pretty much all women are Transvestites? Tee hee... and where is Hetrosexual? huh? I mean, that's an orientation, most of the others in the list aren't. But what the heck...
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carmental
User: carmental
Date: 2007-05-03 17:08 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Oh, um... thanks, that was a funny read :P
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