January 18, 2006

And furthermore....

ONCE AGAIN Joel Stein, the Ken Doll of columnists, thinks he knows something about straight guys, ".... straight men need an excuse to feel OK about shopping."

Really? As someone who served for several years as, among other duties, the men's fashion editor for Penthouse, I am quite sure that 'an excuse to feel OK' doesn't enter into it. And unlike Joel Stein ( "Upon the Dandy's recommendation, I bought a Piombo jacket, two Richard James shirts and a pair of Marc Jacobs pants..." ) , it is also true that straight men feel OK about not looking like Elton John.

With every passing emission from Stein I become increasingly unclear how Joel Stein would know anything at all about what either straight or gay men need. Has he had a genital implant that has gone unreported?

I am clear about one thing, however. As one of my correspondents mentions, Joel Stein's mother needs to be put on suicide watch if he keeps writing this tripe.

GET WITH THE PROGRAM! Why Software Will Never Stop Sucking ".... if you want to move beyond the equivalent of wordless symbols that allow you to "Read Mail" and "Send Mail", you are going to need to actually learn something...."

THREE FROM plasticbag.org - a weblog by Tom Coates

1. Research on animals and humans suggests mentally challenging activities such as playing bridge, learning a new language or even blogging might help build new connections in the brain, and ... huh... who.... what was I sayi... look a bunny!

2. File under: Cover, Not Judging a Book by... Police are trying to locate the owner of a 300-year-old ledger, bound in human skin, found in a Leeds road.

3. Masters of Imitation, those Japanese: The Rube Goldberg machines of contemporary Japan.


FROM THIS OFFICE you will come to believe you could (Dare I say it?) RULE THE WORLD!

NO RULES, no lights, no hands, no brains: India Driving

Posted by Vanderleun at January 18, 2006 10:53 PM
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I keep going back and forth.... man without one or woman with one?

Posted by: Gagdad Bob at April 19, 2006 10:22 AM

Funny. I think I remember a Penthouse article devoted to the endangered Finnish beaver.

Posted by: mrp at April 19, 2006 10:32 AM

On Learning Computers:

How do we get the modern educational establishment to encourage learning, instead of discouraging it?

Posted by: Alan Kellogg at April 19, 2006 1:05 PM

For all your NEW FANS:
January 26, 2006
The Voice of the Neuter is Heard Throughout the Land

"Voice" inspired "Gagdad Bob" to expand on Gerard's piece with:

The Pathetic Last Children of Nietzsche's Pitiable Last Men

As I put in my January emails:
Please send these to your sons and grandsons and their mothers and grandmothers.

Posted by: LARWYN at April 19, 2006 1:25 PM

Re: Driving in India

When I was there a few weeks ago, the taxi driver said that you need three things to drive in India: good brakes, good horn, and good luck.

The traffic shown in the video is actually very mild.


Posted by: Joel at April 20, 2006 6:23 AM

On India Driving:

I got news for you. In most of the world (outside of the US/Canada, western Europe, Australia/NZ, Singapore, Japan, and maybe a few other places), that's normal traffic flow, if somewhat on the light side. Lanes in the road are merely suggestions, as are regulatory signs and signals, and all manner of vehicles and pedestrians use the roads at the same time. If you want to turn, you turn. Never mind the oncoming traffic; they'll stop. It's frightening the first few times, but you get used to it. The real danger is keeping those habits after returning to a place where moves like that are unexpected and traffic laws are enforced.

Posted by: waltj at April 20, 2006 6:33 AM

What waltj said. You should have seen some of the stuff I saw Korea.

Frightenly, I lived in a small town in New Jersey with a large Korean immigrant population and saw some of the same things.


Posted by: Eric Blair at April 20, 2006 7:04 AM

Yes, I know well the driving problems that have been imported from Korea. Police, among themselves, call it DWO.

Posted by: Gerard Van der Leun at April 20, 2006 10:46 AM