Archive for August, 2011

Sexual Display

Posted in Humor, Society on August 27th, 2011

Being a sexual object and having evolved to prominently display one’s salient assets carries with it a modicum of difficulty. Throughout most of the animal kingdom it’s the males of the species that suffer through this.

funny pictures - My eyes are down here, lady.  Stop staring at my rack.
Stop Staring At My Rack!

Among humans, however, it is the female that makes the more overt sexual displays when seeking a mate and/or sexual partner.

Ladies, If you want “it” and got it, flaunt it

From a species survival point of view it’s probably best that human males don’t need to provide such extreme sexual displays. The Irish Elk (Megaloceros giganteus) went extinct at least partially because the bucks’ racks evolved to be unsustainably large and cumbersome.

It seems that in the Irish Elk’s case size did matter and the normal males tendency to do whatever it takes to get laid without considering the ramifications led to the specie’s demise. I’m guessing that men would be no different… ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

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Obama’s Irene PSA

Posted in Humor, Politics on August 26th, 2011

With Hurricane Irene getting ready to pulverize America’s East Coast it behooves the POTUS to provide calm and assurance to the threatened population. President Obama, never being one to all his teleprompter to shirk such duties – unless their might be a Q & A session involved – has dutifully and thoughtfully provided PSA via Twitter:

Obama: Don't Worry, I'm Safe and Sound From Hurricane Irene
Obama: Don’t Worry; I’m Safe and Sound. You Suckahs OTOH…

President Obama wants to assure his constituents that he’ll be safe from the storm. He and the First Family are currently en route inland where there are many golf courses and recreational shopping opportunities that they have not samples as of yet.

And don’t worry about the damages. The White House has committed to providing aid through FEMA – After Robert Gibbs, Eric Holder and Janet Napolitano make sure that none of the federal aid goes to the wrong sorts of people or voting districts.

Furthermore, in order to ensure “justice” and an “equitable” distribution of largess, any needed relief efforts will be coordinated through a special task force led by Al Sharpton, Cynthia McKinney, and Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

So don’t worry! ๐Ÿ˜†

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Eroding Character

Posted in Ethics & Morality, Politics, Society on August 25th, 2011

Moral Decline I firmly believe that it is safe to say that most everyone realizes that there has been significant and ongoing moral decay in the West during the last half century or so, especially in America where people had further to fall. While there is great disagreement over the nature and cause of this erosion of character, all the camps seem to agree that the degeneration of our cultures’ ethical and moral character has occurred and continues to do so.

But, if one boils the issue down to purified essence, the root cause of the erosion of character, ethics, and morals is simply that our society has been twisted in such a way that many people receive that which they need and/or want without needing to earn it or feeling that they have truly earned it.

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