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Sharing the love

Things we liked, or didn’t like, from around the internet this week.

By Rachel Hills, who writes Musings of an Inappropriate Woman, an article about the effects of porn on everyday lives. The takehome message: bad porn is bad, good porn is good, and we need more good porn.

The Pervocracy’s “Cosmocking” is always worth a read. This week’s is particularly brilliant.

Via Hoyden about Town: Another week, another dork in skeptic and / or atheist blogosphere who doesn’t understand why he can’t get laid. So in that context, take a look at an oldie but a goodie: Mythcommunication: it’s not that they don’t understand, they just don’t like the answer. It’s relevant to the context of this post: Let’s pretend social interactions happen without social context.

Mindy has a brilliant post about how your house is making you fat.

1. Your dining room and kitchen are painted red (see full article for explanation of why this makes you fat). But mine aren’t. The cupboards are a sage green colour, the floor tiles are cream and the walls are a beigey cream colour. In fact by that description you are more likely to be bored to death in my kitchen than hungry.

I (Deb) had a column in the Dom Post, which must have been effective, because commenter #6 called for me to be fired. Bless. Straight white men have lost power – rightly so.

This week’s pretty: a friend and fellow-devotee of the Divine Jane has been in England, and he bowed his head at her grave, as I (Deb) did last year. He sent me this postcard. Thank you!

Divine Jane

Feel free to add links in comments, and to treat this as an open thread.

3 responses to “Sharing the love

  1. Gae June 4, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    Did you know that Rudyard Kipling (yup, of Gunga Din fame) wrote a poem in tribute to the Divine Jane.
    It is called ‘Jane’s Marriage’.
    The final stanza is:
    Jane lies in Winchester, blessed be her shade!
    Praise the Lord for making her, and her for all she made.
    And while the stones of Winchester – or Milsom Street – remain,
    Glory, Love and Honour unto England’s Jane!

    Gae, in Callala Bay

  2. Draco T Bastard (@DracoTBastard) June 7, 2012 at 12:41 am

    I (Deb) had a column in the Dom Post, which must have been effective, because commenter #6 called for me to be fired.

    I was more impressed by comment #4. The shear ability to completely ignore all the “social engineering” that this government is doing (bene bashing, Maori bashing, tax cuts for the rich, teacher cuts for the poor while propping up private schools, etc, etc) is truly amazing.

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