Following up on yesterday's Boing Boing post about a part-time web designer/part-time adult film actor who—using a prop "samurai sword"—is believed to have stabbed several porn biz co-workers, killing one and causing so much damage to another's hand that it may be amputated.... Susannah Breslin reports:
AdultFYI [NSFW] reports that Stephen Hill [...] played President Barack Obama in a hardcore adult movie.
That movie is “Palin: Erection 2008,” and it was produced by Milton “Todd” C. Ault, III, the CEO of Zealous Inc. who was sued by several hedge funds after it was discovered Ault was funneling their moneys into making porn movies and a planned swingers retreat in the Catskills and not an “integrated global community of trading partners,” the New York Daily Newsreported last year.
Inset, above, Hill (credited as Steve Driver) and a co-star Raquel Divine on the cover of the DVD for the adult film in question. A quick Google for "Palin: Erection 2008" yields many NSFW torrents, video clips, and images, but I will not be linking to them.
"A $6,000 insulin pump with an on-board computer chip is not alluring. Neither is the white mesh adhesive patch on my naked abdomen or the length of nylon tubing that connects the patch to the pump. There is only illness, and there is no way to make that sexy. After several years as a medical device wearer, I know."
Those are the opening sentences of "Tethered to the Body," an essay the writer and teacher Jane Kokernak wrote about her adjustment to wearing an insulin pump and its affect on her sense of sexual self. It connects disability and sexuality in novel and moving ways (it also introduced me to the term "disability erotica"). The essay, which originally appeared in Bellevue Literary Review, has been reprinted in A Sweet Life, a site for the "healthy diabetic." The story is close to me for many reasons. I'm diabetic, too, although I am not insulin-dependent, and, more important, Jane is my wife, so the sex she's talking about in the essay is with, well, me. You may wish to consider my recommendation with that in mind, but I guarantee you that this will be the only piece you ever read in which the two tags are "Insulin Pump" and "Sex."
Yves Béhar (who is in an epic struggle with Marc Newson to claim the title of "sexiest industrial designer alive") designed this vibrator. It looks like a Miyazaki cartoon creature.
The Form 2 takes a two-pronged approach to the vibrator, giving its user what they're calling "Sensation in Stereo." The "ears" can be positioned independently like a Gumby action figure for maximum, um, range, and the entire thing is made from phthalate-free platinum silicone to be completely waterproof. There's even a cute iPod-esque docking station for charging and it can operate UP TO SEVEN HOURS on a single charge.
Lesson 1: When choosing gifts for your date, remember that girls prefer flowers to piles of fungus-ridden dung.
You know how some movies or TV shows are painful to watch because you see that a character is making some awkward mistake and you just know it will end horribly? This BBC video is similar. I kept thinking, "No, Mr. Vogelkop Bowerbird! Don't give her that! You'll never get mated!" But, honestly, I was thinking that at the flower-power fellow. Foolishly, I'd assumed that the lesson here was going to be something along the lines of, "Birds like things humans find repugnant and isn't that interesting."
Instead, the lesson turns out to be, "Everybody poops, but that doesn't mean they want to receive it as a gift."
Newsreportsearlier this monthcreated a global stir around an odd "made in China" product marketed to the Middle East - cheap artificial hymens. They're intended for use by brides who feel compelled to fake virginity, in countries where not being a virgin at marriage is a very big, very bad thing. Conservative Egyptian politicians wanted to ban the product. One curious (male) blogger in Egypt decided to order one.
Mohammad Al Rahhal picked up the contraband gyno-goods at his local post office in Egypt:
it had been opened by various puzzled customs and postal employees who, at a loss, defined the product in writing as "containing an unknown red liquid" - and awaited my description.
Al Rahhal told inspectors it was "cinematographic make-up," and took his hymen home.
Vincent Pearase, of Oak Park High School in Winnipeg Canada, writes:
One of our talented Oak Park students, Andrew Vineberg, helped make this hilarious short, Hiding Your Sexual Orientation From Your Parents 101. The kid is a vlogger, too. He does an amazingly erudite, funny vlog under the moniker Volatile Chemical. Check it out! Andrew has asked to show this at our next school assembly.
Newsweek.com has a gallery of images that shows the evolution of contraception (or what we believed to be contraception at the time), from olive oil — recommended by Aristotle in the 4th century BC — to the hormone-releasing options that we can get at the gyno today.
The History of Birth Control