Yeah, before we get to the subject line, let me first mention a few real stories.
The most admired and trusted company in the world is? Apple Computer. Forbes, who conducted the survey says “this year generated the highest response rate in its history … For the third straight year Apple takes the No. 1 spot — this time by the highest margin ever.” The nearest competitor on the list is Google. Say what you want, that’s some survey.
Paul shares this link with me. Politics are a dirty business, but if you’re donating to the RNC, you might want to see what they think of you. If you’re in the DNC, you need to see what you’re up against. It takes a special sort of person to look slimier than a used car salesman, yet they manage it. I do not believe all members are like this, but it’s sad this is done so openly with the base assumption that the RNC clearly thinks the people who donate to it are idiots. (Hey, wait, maybe I share something in common with them… ::laugh:: )
And, today, we have news of the absurd. I provide this instead of the huge, major, earth-shattering announcement I was hoping to release today. It’ll just have to keep waiting until I can make it. I do have that special post written and I’ll I need to do is release it. So, today, we have news of the absurd.
The Swiss have begun producing extra small condoms for use by 12-year-olds. In the article it says: The Hotshot condoms, which cost about US$8 for a packet of six, have been created by Lamprecht AG, a leading condom manufacturer in Switzerland. A standard condom has a diameter of 2ins (5.2cm) in comparison with the Hotshot’s diameter of 1.7ins (4.5cm). Both are the same length 7.4ins (19cm). I really have no idea how I should feel about this. I think protection is important for people of all ages, but I don’t think twelve-year-olds should be having sex except with their hand*. In fact, I know a few people in their 30s who shouldn’t be having sex either.
And speaking of sex, a city in New Jersey has gone off the deep end. A family (mother, son, and daughter) made a snowman. In fact, it was a snow lady. A near perfect replica of the world-famous semi-nude marble Venus de Milo aka Aphrodite of Milo. Yeah, the same one every single kid has seen in junior high in art class. It’s not obscene, and not even titillating**. Yet, amazingly, someone complained, and they were told to tear it down or cover it up. There’s photos of it (clothed and nude) in USA Today. So it’s okay for USA Today (and BBC and the AP and everyone else who carried the story) but not for a front lawn. Someone needs to get a grip.
*And only if all five fingers give their consent
** TITillating. 🙂