650 issues, 100,000 pages, 56 years, 1300 Cover Bunny Breasts. The Playboy Cover to Cover Hard Drive, a "USB bus-powered portable device" for $299.95.
Search, view, explore and organize the entire archive of digital editions--no power cord necessary. The device is hot swappable, so there's no need to restart after installation on your MAC or PC.
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I expect more than one cable news channel to devote mega time over the next 24 hours to "The Pedophile's Guide to Love and Pleasure," a Kindle download which purports to be a HOWTO guidebook for "pedosexuals."
Oh, there you go, just as I'm composing this, Anderson Cooper tweets that Dr. Phil will be on tonight for that very purpose.
From the product description, such as it is:
This is my attempt to make pedophile situations safer for those juveniles that find themselves involved in them, by establishing certian rules for these adults to follow. I hope to achieve this by appealing to the better nature of pedosexuals, with hope that their doing so will result in less hatred and perhaps liter sentences should they ever be caught.
Presumably, Apple's digital bookstore would never allow this to happen, or so the sales pitch goes. Is that a good thing or a bad thing? (When) will Amazon remove the book from sale, and/or should they?
Amazon said in a statement that it "believes it is censorship not to sell certain books simply because we or others believe their message is objectionable." Discuss.
Update: Welp, now folks are loading /b/-type images to the product page. One screengrab below...
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Jordan Jubela says: "I am passing along this interesting story about Prince Jefri of Brunei and his explicit sex statues. This is definitely New York’s oddest trial yet starring the scandalous Prince, his former advisers–and graphic life-size bronze statues featuring him and his fiancée practicing the Kama Sutra."
The most bizarre thing about Prince Jefri of Brunei’s lawsuit against his former business advisers is the statues
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That’s saying something, because this is a pretty bizarre lawsuit. It spans three continents, billions of dollars, and at least $100 million in legal fees spent so far to pursue what ultimately amounts to $6 million in disputed cash involving, among other properties, New York’s Palace Hotel.
Weirder still, all of the dozens of lawyers–toiling for four American law firms and two British ones representing both the plaintiffs and the defendants–are being paid by the prince’s older brother, the sultan of Brunei, who, along with the royal family’s Brunei Investment Agency, is on the prince’s side of the litigation. (This is, to put it mildly, an irony, because in multiple separate proceedings in the Bruneian and British courts, the sultan has spent an estimated $400 million in legal fees to sue his little brother, the former Bruneian finance minister, for allegedly defrauding the oil-rich sultanate of billions of dollars.)
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I know what patriotic Americans reading about the lucrative feats being pulled off by organized cyber criminals in Russia, Ukraine and elsewhere are thinking. Can't mobsters from the good old U.S. of A. compete in today's fast-moving global marketplace?
It's a sad fact that the West is lagging behind in giant-scale Internet fraud. But I don't think we need to lobby for a Five Families bailout just yet, especially if the Republicans capture the House tomorrow and kill Rep. Barney Frank's effort to legalize online gambling.
True, the other side has unfair advantages, including stunningly
corruptible business-oriented law enforcement and the lack of a Silicon Valley to siphon
off programming talent with high-paying straight jobs. In fact, some countries essentially sport a pre-fabbed mob infrastructure. Even legitimate enterprises typically hire their own mafia patron to negotiate cop-shakedowns and fend off other mobsters wanting handouts, so a greater union is pretty much the natural course of things once a hacking group gets big.
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Being a sucker for lurid comic book art, I devoured Jim Trombetta's The Horror! The Horror! Comic Books the Government Didn't Want You to Read!, a giant-sized book of utterly depraved 1950s comic book artwork. This is the sordid underbelly of the squeaky clean 1950s, which was readily available in drugstores to any coonskin cap-wearing kid with a dime in his pocket.
Not only is the book loaded with gruesome depictions of "Murder! Mayhem! Robbery! Rape! Cannibalism! Carnage! Necrophilia! Sex! Sadism! Masochism! ... and virtually ever other form of crime, degeneracy, bestiality, and horror"*, the artwork itself is fantastic. Artists featured include Johnny Craig, Reed Crandall, Jack Davis, Steve Ditko, Al Feldstein, Frank Kelly Freas, Russ Heath, Graham Ingels, Alex Toth, Wally Wood, and Basil Wolverton. I imagine these artists had a lot of fun drawing these twisted comics.
The Horror! The Horror! includes a bonus DVD: "Confidential File," a 25-minute TV show from 1955, about the corrupting influence of these ghastly comic books on our nation's youth.
*"Actual language from 'Comic Books and Juvenille Delinquency,' interim report of the Committee on the Judiciary's investigation of juvenile delinquency in the United States, 1955-56." The comics were also sometimes racist (the one aspect I find absolutely objectionable), but the government didn't seem to be concerned about that aspect, obsessing instead over the sexual depravity depicted in the comics.
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By request of Boing Boing readers, after an epic thread dissecting the meaning of the "Evil Boy" video released yesterday (do read that first), I've asked the band to provide us with lyrics for the new single and more info about the video. As you'll see, some portions are in Xhosa, some in Afrikaans, some in English. I believe some portions are also in Prawn. Bonus: a new ad-free embed is now above (direct link here). The teenage Xhosa guest-emcee's name is Wanga.
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(NSFW, but comically so.)
Update: "Evil Boy" lyrics here.
The much-anticipated new video from Die Antwoord just went live: EVIL BOY, featuring Wanga, a teenage Xhosa emcee, and Diplo.
I heard the track earlier this year, just after the band finished the final mixdown, and was blown away... but good heavens, the video's something else. Beautiful. District 9 prawn arms, phallic idols, abundant junk-slanging, a penis microphone, a ghost-eyed Yo-Landi in a rat jacket ready to rip out your heart. Oh, and a cameo by Diplo.
I think it's likely some portions may be misunderstood, and a line in there will be misinterpreted as homophobic, but the story behind it (Ninja and Yo-Landi shared all the backstory with me earlier) is deep stuff, and anything but. Both the band and Wanga, the young South African emcee who guest-stars in this one, are open-minded about gender and sexuality, it's cool. Lots of in-jokes for folks who are from South Africa, and of the specific culture the guest emcee's from.
So many layers of meaning jiggling around in this thing. A stew of English, Afrikaans, and Xhosa puns. Slang your junk and enjoy.
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A new video directed by Rino Stefano Tagliafierro for "Gwely Mernans," my favorite track from the 2001 Aphex Twin album drukqs.
Video Link. In the fewest words possible: ambient slo-mo horror kissing.
No idea if this is sanctioned or "unofficial," but it's hard for me to imagine an approach that would fit the composition better. The director, whose name and portfolio are new to me, is a video artist and designer based in Milan.
As an aside, the format reminds me of my friend Clayton Cubitt's "long portraits," which he's been doing for several years now. (Thanks, Susannah Breslin) Read the rest
Finally, a porn parody of "The Human Centipede." NSFW Link
. But a better title than "The Human Sexipede" might have been "Six Girls One Cup." (via Submitterator, thanks Tony and Antinous) Read the rest
A Nudist Beach at Cap d'Agde, France (Wikipedia).
The nudist holiday getaway of Cap d'Agde, on France's Languedoc coast, has become ground zero in a war between two factions of the clothing-free: "traditional" naturists, and free sex advocates or "libertines." All hell broke loose at a "naked city" town council meeting this week. From the UK Independent:
Old-fashioned naturists have been complaining for years that Cap d'Agde's once-sedate nudist quarter has been disfigured by an influx of partner-swapping clubs and raunchy hotels. A flurry of arson attacks on sex clubs two years ago was blamed on low-level terrorism by nudist fundamentalists.
Oh, but on the other side? They're no innocents either, mon frere
. Another snip from the Independent
article, this part attributed to Deirdre Morrissey—a journalist with the Irish Independent
who "sampled the nightlife" and found the libertines to be pretty pushy:
"Over our après-dinner cappuccino, we were a little surprised to see a buffed-up guy dressed in a police uniform mincing around the seating area of the restaurant bothering the patrons. [He ended by] thrusting his naked bits at a pair of female diners, like some sort of bizarre, hedonistic digestif."
Nudists fight for bare essentials as swingers invade holiday colony (Independent.co.uk)
Mr d'Ettore said yesterday that he would consider the complaints but had already done all he could to keep the two tribes from each other's throats. By-laws had been passed to ban minors from the raunchier establishments. The protesters were not necessarily representative, he said. There had been no formal complaints this summer.
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"Vagina bubbles from hell." A clip from Female Ninjas: The Magic Chronicles, (Kunoichi Ninpocho). More clips from this movie at Dangerous Minds. NSFW.
(Thank you, Tara McGinley.)
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reports that Craigslist will soon break silence on why they abruptly took down the Adult Services section
This Wednesday, the company's director of law enforcement relations and an attorney with its outside law firm are scheduled to testify to Congress. Read the rest
Californian cops think Pedobear is a mascot used by pedophiles to signal their predilections
: "Disguised as innocence, this underground community that would make victims of our children teasingly reaches out in to the light of day." [Gawker] Read the rest
(Warning: this post is for adults, and the video embedded contains sexual content)
I haven't read Secret Historian: The Life and Times of Samuel Steward, Professor, Tattoo Artist, and Sexual Renegade yet, but it sure sounds amazing—BB mod Antinous just hipped me to it this morning. The new book by Justin Spring new book chronicles the contents of an archive he discovered in San Francisco a few years ago, including a thousand-page diary belonging to Samuel Steward, a man of many identities....
...including several that the subtitle of the book omits: pioneering sex researcher, collector of celebrity conquests, drug addict, masochist, Catholic (briefly), Navy enlistee (even more briefly), conquistador of vast provinces of America's pre-Stonewall homosexual subculture. Most fortuitously, he was apparently a graphomaniac who documented his long, dark, exuberant, sad, dangerous life in journals, an unpublished memoir, reams of letters, poems, erotica, semifictionalized short stories and even a 746-entry card catalog of his sexual history, scrupulously maintained over five decades and in some cases ornamented -- perhaps for future biographers? -- with what Spring decorously calls "DNA-verifiable" evidence of his liaisons.
That, from the New York Times
review (which ran with a terrific title).
All told, Steward is reported to have had sex with 807 different people, a total of 4,647 times, including Rock Hudson and Rudolph Valentino. Regarding those impressive numbers, Adam at Butt Magazine opines,
However, the true value of his promiscuity lies not in the number of loads blown, but in what those loads can teach us. Read the rest
In a Huffington Post op-ed, danah boyd
argues that pressure to censor Craigslist
, which recently resulted in the company's removal of its "adult services" section for users in the United States, actually "helps pimps, child traffickers and other abusive scumbags."
As a victim of violence myself, I'm deeply committed to destroying any institution or individual leveraging the sex-power matrix that results in child trafficking, nonconsensual prostitution, domestic violence and other abuses. If I believed that censoring Craigslist would achieve these goals, I'd be the first in line to watch them fall. But from the bottom of my soul and the depths of my intellect, I believe that the current efforts to censor Craigslist's "adult services" achieves the absolute opposite. Rather than helping those who are abused, it fundamentally helps pimps, human traffickers and others who profit off of abusing others.
Read the entire essay here.
Craigslist's "adult services" section blocked after human ...
Bizarre CNN op-ed accuses Craiglist of profiting from child sex ...
Craigslist is great the way it is
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