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Voting is an essential way of expressing our power as a community. Now more than ever, we as Latinos need to assert our rightful place in this great nation. We are suffering from higher rates of unemployment and foreclosure than other communities. Our community is under attack just for being Latino in places such as Alabama and Arizona, and our voting rights are threatened in states throughout the country. Join NCLR and mobilize the Latino vote in your community!
http://nclr.org/registerVoting is an essential way of expressing our power as a community. Now more than ever,... more
A reminder that a lot happened in the 60's. And it wasn't all that long ago.
Black Eyed Peas rapper Taboo (Jaime Gomez), 35, and his wife, Jaymie Dizon, welcomed their second son Tuesday afternoon.
Read more: http://bumpshack.com/2011/04/28/black-eyed-peas-member-taboo-welcomes-baby-boy/#ixzz1Kq0yTeqLBlack Eyed Peas rapper Taboo (Jaime Gomez), 35, and his wife, Jaymie Dizon, welcomed... more
He is supporting his 17-year-old to take a music course in college because it's what the kid wants.
Read more: http://www.aceshowbiz.com/news/view/w0008956.htmlHe is supporting his 17-year-old to take a music course in college because it's... more
This blog talks about the refusal of University of Buffalo to offer casino dealer courses. Tells how the university just backed out after agreeing to have the classes. Does the general public has a taboo about casino gaming? But are you one of those who want to become a casino dealer? Read and find out how you can still hook up with those classes.This blog talks about the refusal of University of Buffalo to offer casino dealer... more
You may have seen Current TV mentioned a few times in the media over the past couple weeks due to the controversial and hard hitting documentary we've worked on with Nick Ahlmark and Nicole Precel called 'Incest: The Last Taboo?'
Last week ITV's 'This Morning' interviewed 'Ruth' about her GSA experience falling in love with her biological father and having his baby. It's an emotional and revealing interview about a relatively unknown topic. Click the link below to see that interview.
'Ruth' and her story feature in our documentary 'Incest: The Last Taboo?' Tonight at 10PM
http://www.itv.com/lifestyle/thismorning/reallife/geneticsexualattraction/You may have seen Current TV mentioned a few times in the media over the past couple... more
Sadly, many trans-folk struggle with self-injury. As a means to help struggling trans-individuals cope, this essay offers hope, support and understanding.
http://www.examiner.com/examiner/x-38184-Sacramento-Transgender-Issues-Examiner~y2010m4d21-Coping-with-selfinjurySadly, many trans-folk struggle with self-injury. As a means to help struggling... more
See the culture and places in Mexico in a way usually experienced only by locals and the most adventurous travelers. This portion of "Unseen Mexico" features very candid discussions about homosexuality, a topic often off limits in much of the country for cultural and religious reasons.See the culture and places in Mexico in a way usually experienced only by locals and... more
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infoMania is a half-hour satirical news show that airs on Current TV. The show puts a comedic spin on the 24-hour chaos and information overload brought about by the constant bombardment of the media. Hosted by Conor Knighton and co-starring Brett Erlich, Sarah Haskins, Ben Hoffman, Bryan Safi and Sergio Cilli, the show airs on Thursdays at 10 pm Eastern and Pacific Times and can be found online at http://current.com/infomania/ or on Current TV. And make sure to check out our facebook profile for special features at http://infomaniafacebook.com.The Grammy Awards, Miss America, the final season of 'Lost', National... more
Why is the adult film business in dire straits? Sasha Grey and other stars answered The Daily Beast’s question this weekend at the porn industry’s annual convention in Las Vegas.
http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2010-01-10/top-5-reasons-porn-for-profit-is-dying/?cid=hp:beastoriginalsC4Why is the adult film business in dire straits? Sasha Grey and other stars answered... more
I hate Oprah. There, I admitted it. What kind of curmudgeon hates the loveable, exuberant Oprah Winfrey? After all, there are plenty of valid reasons to like Oprah. Her triumph over her tragic childhood is inspiring. She tackles taboo topics. And her philanthropy is unrivaled by any other celebrity
Yet -- at the risk of offending her mob of followers -- there are also plenty of reasons to criticize, mistrust, disapprove of, and, dare I say, hate the most powerful woman in the world. Here are ten.
Continued at link:I hate Oprah. There, I admitted it. What kind of curmudgeon hates the loveable,... more
"If Friday the 13th is unlucky, then 2009 has been an unusually unlucky year. But your luck is about to change. Today is the last of three Friday the 13ths to endure this year.
The other two were on in February and March. Such a rare triple-threat occurs only once every 11 years.
The origin of the link between bad luck and Friday the 13th is murky. The whole thing might date to Biblical times (the 13th guest at the Last Supper betrayed Jesus). By the Middle Ages, both Friday and 13 were considered bearers of bad fortune. In modern times, the superstition permeates society.
Here are five of our favorite Friday-the-13th facts:
1. Fear of Friday the 13th — one of the most popular myths in science — is called paraskavedekatriaphobia as well as friggatriskaidekaphobia. Triskaidekaphobia is fear of the number 13.
2. Many hospitals have no room 13, while some tall buildings skip the 13th floor and some airline terminals omit Gate 13.
3. President Franklin D. Roosevelt would not travel on the 13th day of any month and would never host 13 guests at a meal. Napoleon and President Herbert Hoover were also triskaidekaphobic, with an abnormal fear of the number 13.
4. Mark Twain once was the 13th guest at a dinner party. A friend warned him not to go. "It was bad luck," Twain later told the friend. "They only had food for 12." Superstitious diners in Paris can hire a quatorzieme, or professional 14th guest.
5. The number 13 suffers from its position after 12, according to numerologists who consider the latter to be a complete number — 12 months in a year, 12 signs of the zodiac, 12 gods of Olympus, 12 labors of Hercules, 12 tribes of Israel, 12 apostles of Jesus, 12 days of Christmas and 12 eggs in a dozen.
Meanwhile the belief that numbers are connected to life and physical things — called numerology — has a long history.
"You can trace it all the way from the followers of Pythagoras, whose maxim to describe the universe was 'all is number,'" says Mario Livio, an astrophysicist and author of "The Equation That Couldn't Be Solved" (Simon & Schuster, 2005). Thinkers who studied under the famous Greek mathematician combined numbers in different ways to explain everything around them, Livio said.
In modern times, numerology has become a type of para-science, much like the meaningless predictions of astrology, scientists say.
"People are subconsciously drawn towards specific numbers because they know that they need the experiences, attributes or lessons associated with them, that are contained within their potential," says professional numerologist Sonia Ducie. "Numerology can 'make sense' of an individual's life (health, career, relationships, situations and issues) by recognizing which number cycle they are in, and by giving them clarity."
However, mathematicians dismiss numerology, saying it lacks any scientific merit.
"I don't endorse this at all," Livio said, when asked to comment on the popularity of commercial numerology. Seemingly coincidental connections between numbers will always appear if you look hard enough, he said."
What do you think about Friday the 13th?
http://www.livescience.com/strangenews/091113-friday-the-13th.html"If Friday the 13th is unlucky, then 2009 has been an unusually unlucky year. But... more
Have you ever wondered why monobrows are taboo? Why did we turn against them in the first place? If eyebrows are the frames of the face, then a joined-up frame is surely better than a broken one? When did two become better than one?
If you can (or could) grow a monobrow, would you? Or would you pluck the shiz out of that mo-fo?Have you ever wondered why monobrows are taboo? Why did we turn against them in the... more
"In the city where Sigmund Freud explored the dark recesses of consciousness that no one ever talked about, the exhibit aims to shatter the taboo about smut, which is somehow everywhere and nowhere.
Pornography is huge. It remains one of Southern California's biggest industries and generates $100 billion a year in revenue worldwide. And though derided, ignored and confined to the darkness of the living room or hidden behind the blackened windows of the adult movie store, porn has been so influential in pop culture that it has taken on the character of cultural artifact, if not art.
"Pornography is one of the biggest economic sectors, but it's never discussed publicly," says Angela Stief, a curator and art historian at the Kunsthalle, a building in Vienna's celebrated Museumsquartier where the exhibit will be up until June 1. "It's something which is hidden. We transfer it into the public or into the exhibition hall and therefore you can maybe ask the question why you haven't been talking about it."
The statue of a kneeling naked woman from the milk bar in Stanley Kubrick's 1971 science fiction classic, "A Clockwork Orange," serves as the exhibit's emblem, illustrating "Porn Identity" exhibition books, guides and posters.
At the exhibit's center is a forest of TV monitors showing X-rated films as well as suggestively edited clips highlighting awkward moments from innocent 1930s movies in an attempt to "explore the limits between art pornography and film," as Stief put it.""In the city where Sigmund Freud explored the dark recesses of consciousness that... more
The First Hentai
“Hentai” literally means “change” or “metamorphosis” in Japanese. In Japan it’s used to refer to sexual perversions or “abnormal people.” Outside of Japan it’s associated with pornographic anime- but this ain’t your grandmamma’s porno. Hentai frequently features a wide range of strange, perhaps disturbing scenes of forced sex, fetishes, demons and the ever popular “tentacle rape”.
Yes, I did indeed say tentacle rape- monsters, robots, plants and a diverse mix of other multi-appendage wielding creatures have shown up in hentai to fill unwilling orifices. But this bizarre concept is not entirely new to Japanese art- in fact, it’s almost 200 years old!
The Dream of the Fisherman’s Wife is a woodcut created in 1820, during the Edo Period. Inspired by Shinto’s use of animal symbolism and the importance of the ocean in Japanese life, the image shows a women involved in a hot and heavy Octopi threesome. This theme of Octopus-On-Woman action is repeated in other Japanese art work known as “Shunga”- a word that means Spring but is a euphemism for sex in Japan. Many small sculptures called “Netsuke” also share images of Octopi embracing women- often boasting a ninth tentacle.
The Dream of the Fisherman’s Wife has become an visual icon, representative of sexual artwork throughout the ages. Hentai today picks up where Shunga left off, exploring the outlandish side of sex, art and our societal taboos.The First Hentai “Hentai” literally means “change” or... more
In an age of sexual liberation, marriage between cousins remains taboo, at least in the United States — and from a scientific perspective, laws against the unions are a socially legitimized form of genetic and sexual discrimination.In an age of sexual liberation, marriage between cousins remains taboo, at least in... more
Being Australian and all how could she not know this!
Jackman playfully danced a jig beside her - but Aboriginal tribes were far from amused when they saw pictures of the actress blowing into the instrument.
'People are going to see Nicole playing it and think it's all right,' said Aboriginal language teacher Richard Green.
'But it will mean she has no more children. It is not meant to be played by women as it will make them barren.'
And Mr Alan Madden, a cultural officer with Sydney's Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Land Council, said Miss Kidman ought to have known better, particularly after the movie had been made on location in outback Australia.Being Australian and all how could she not know this! ---- Jackman playfully... more
If you’re just doing the piercings for “dress up” on a special occasion (I know people who’ve had these for both Prom and Halloween outfits), then go for the corset rings if you want to. But then we’re not really talking about body piercing, are we? We’re in the realm of temporary play piercing, which while very valid, isn’t what this article is about (and I got a few angry emails from piercers when I filed their corset photos in that section, and if you read people’s stories in BME’s archives, most want them to be permanent) — this method of doing a corset piercing is not acceptable if the client has any desire for a piercing that lasts.
Don’t get me wrong — I’m not saying people shouldn’t do corset piercings or difficult to heal piercings in general. The fact that I think anyone who lets their monkey drive at 200 mph on the highway is a fool doesn’t mean I have a basic problem with doing 200 mph on the autobahn — or with monkeys. After all, I’ve published articles on and perhaps even encouraged things as obviously risky and prone to failure as eyelid piercing. People just have to be responsible and do things the best way possible, and doing a corset piercing with rings is about the worst way possible. That said, they very much can be done right.
There is jewelry designed to deal with these placements — surface bars most obviously, which can be fitted with beads that have rings mounted on them, and while not quite as graphic in appearance, come close to the look of rings alone and actually can be healed. For other people flexible jewelry such as Tygon or PTFE-based bars have been successful, but I believe surface bars are a far better option. Even transdermal implants do better than captive bead rings. It’s still not going to be easy, and the piercings or implants will have to be babied for a long time before they can really be called healed, but at least it moves it into the realm of the possible and worth doing for something other than a photo or a two-day fantasy.
If you’re just doing the piercings for “dress up” on a special... more