First of a series: Twelve Monkeys, a very good sci fi film. Take the time to read the screenplay, think about the cyclic nature of time portrayed in this film. Then go watch the movie.
It was close, very close. But the Fighting Illini came up short Monday night in St. Louis. So very close…
But close only counts in horseshoes and thermonuclear warheads. At least my hometown got some entertaining press coverage, including this column by Bernie Miklasz introducing St. Louis to his fellow journalists in town for the big game. And I will admit, I still lapse into the local patois and pronounce I-44 as ‘I farty farrr’ on occassion.
Hmm, that reminds me, I need to ‘warsh’ my clothes tonight…
So I found this article on Xinhua, the People’s Republic of China official newspaper. It’s all about how today’s teenagers are into oral and anal sex because it’s ‘safer’ and let’s girls remain pure and virginal. Wow. That’s pretty screwed up. This is what happens when sex education languishes in the schools.
And then I found a hilarious essay about this on Salon.com by Bill Maher. He rightly sees the irony in this behavior, as kids who sign abstinence pledges do what anybody in a contract does; they exploit the loopholes.
Seriously, when I was a teenager, the only kids having anal intercourse were the ones who missed. My idea of lubrication was oiling my bike chain. If I had known I could have been getting porn star sex the same year I took Algebra II, simply by joining up with the Christian right, I’d have been so down with Jesus they would have had to pry me out of the pew.