Thursday, February 26, 2015

Boners: Awkward Moments; Homophobic Teacher Sues; Madonna Falls on Her Ass; Amazon and Ellora's Cave

Boners: Awkward Moments

As the title suggests, this is pretty boilerplate. It's a humorous video where guys describe their most awkward boner moments.

Morning wood is one thing, but what happens when the gears down under start turning at much more unwanted moments? Things get awkward, and fast.

From sex pills to planes to sheer unexplainable bad timing, watch as these guys describe their awkward boner moments.

I remember reading once on a writer's blog that "morning wood" is cliche in erotic romance novels. And to be honest as a man I never got that. Why would something so important to men be considered cliche in sexy novels?

In any event, you can get there from here. 

Homophobic Teacher Sues

It always amazes me when I see how litigious these homophobes can be. There's now a teacher suing a New Jersey school district because they fired her after she allegedly went into a homophobic tirade...where she shouted about her religious beliefs. Yes, once again, it's all about these religious wing nuts and their hate for gay people. She's claiming they violated her right to free speech...yes, free speech.

This is what she did, of course, on Facebook:

The incident happened back in September 2011. After noticing a poster for LGBT Month hanging in the school hallway, Knox took to Facebook to express her outrage, writing

She said this:

“Why parade your unnatural immoral behaviors before the rest of us? I DO NOT HAVE TO TOLERATE ANYTHING OTHERS WISH TO DO. I DO HAVE TO LOVE AND SPEAK AND DO WHAT’S RIGHT!”

And this:

She then listed all her religious objections to the billboard, which included statements from the bible about homosexuality, calling homosexuality a sin and an act of “disobedience to God,” and calling for salvation through Mr. Jesus H. Christ.

You can read the rest of the details here. This is an interesting case to follow for two reasons. The homophobic vs free speech aspect goes without saying. But should a public school teacher be allowed to even mention anything religious in a public school? What defines hate speech?

Madonna Falls on Her Ass

This article's melodramatic title makes it appear Madonna almost died as a result of a wardrobe malfunction. You can be the judge of that yourselves.

The Living for Love hit maker was wearing a black Armani cape. The plan was for the backup dancer to pull the cape off to reveal a sparkly red getup underneath. But before doing so, Madonna was supposed to untie the strap around her neck.

Evidently the strap was too tight because when the backup grabbed the cape, he accidentally pulled Madonna down with it.

In other words, she fell on her fifty something year old ass. You can call that ageism or whatever PC term you want. But in this particular case she's well into her fifties and trying to behave like someone in their twenties and it just doesn't work. Life doesn't work that way: we all get old. There's nothing wrong with being fifty-five, and you can still look great and feel great, but you can't turn back the clock. She should be glad she didn't break a fucking hip.

Sorry if I'm not all broken up about this. There are people of all ages dying of cancer, AIDS, and suffering in all kinds of ways that none of us even want to imagine. I know this first hand. Madonna's senior citizen ass will survive this attempt at freebie publicity. 

You can read more here. 

Amazon and Ellora's Cave

Here's a link to a publishing related article that talks, in part, about how Amazon and e-books are changing and how those changes are hitting e-publishers. I honestly don't know how else to put that, because it's not a simple matter. And I think every digital only author and digital only publisher has been experiencing something similar to this for a while now.

I'm not commenting on this one because it is so complicated, because publishing and e-books are constantly changing, and because I think of Ellora's Cave as one of the digital book publishing pioneers. I have never worked with them, or had anything published with them, but I have been working with other small digital pioneers for over a decade now and I owe a great deal to them all. So I can't be objective this time.

And frankly, I still can't figure out half the shit Amazon pulls. And do they pull shit!

You can read this here. There's also mention of a legal matter between Ellora's Cave and some small time romance book reviewer in the mid-west most people never heard of, or care much about. I think it's one of those cute kitten blogs with droll elitist snark that got tired years ago...but don't quote me on that. I'm not up on my droll little bloggers. It's just interesting from a small time blogging POV.


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