September 21, 2009

At the Wildflower Café...

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... flourish, untamed.

93 comments:

veni vidi vici said...

Ever feel like you missed something and as inchoate as it is, you're struck a little melancholy by the whole thing?

After dropping off my daughter and the cats last night at her mum's place, I went back to my now-empty and rather lifeless apartment via the grocery store, and that vibe wrapped around me like a fireblanket.



wv: "allsorme" -- The speech-impaired Mel Torme.

blake said...

Nature tames in its own way.

AlphaLiberal said...

Will you look at that. While Ann Althouse buys ever more into the right wing lunacy, Charles Johnson at Little Green Footballs burns the bridge.

"Powerline has been going in a very bad direction recently; the “all Obama-hatred, all the time” focus is bad enough, but worse are their articles supporting European extremists like Geert Wilders (who wants to deprive Muslims of the freedom of religion and ban books) and outright fascists like the Belgian Vlaams Belang party."

Jason (the commenter) said...

It's the season for goldenrods already!

Windbag said...

I'm listening to Christmas music already. Only 95 days to go, you know.

(Trans-Siberian Orchestra...Christmas Eve and Other Stories)

Maxine Weiss said...

Someone has failed to update her Twitter status for over 3 weeks now.

It's not me:

http://twitter.com/tweetmaxine

Shanna said...

Will you look at that. While Ann Althouse buys ever more into the right wing lunacy, Charles Johnson at Little Green Footballs burns the bridge.

If I never hear another word about Charles Johnson or LGF it will be too soon.

On a different note, I’m going to a talk by some physicist who wrote a book about his interest in time travel. I’m looking forward to it!

bearbee said...

Maggie Welcomes Moammar Khadafy.

wv- squadoti: female dog peeing

rhhardin said...

Goldenrod and tall thistle, it looks like.

bagoh20 said...

I invented wild flowers, and yes, I did make them wild on purpose.

You're welcome.

Christopher said...

AlphaLiberal wrote:

"Charles Johnson at Little Green Footballs burns the bridge."

Who cares?

former law student said...

When I was a kid those were weeds; the prickly thistles considered particularly noxious. In those pre-Roundup days I had to sickle them out of our gravel driveway.

They do look pretty in the picture though, the more so because their eradication is not my responsibility.

traditionalguy said...

Please ask Meade whether it is Teasle or Thistle in the meadow. At our granddaughter's cousin's Baptism service yesterday one of the other beautiful enfants was a girl they named "Grant". The Pastor said the name meant a "gift", and that she might grow up to grant money for the Church. It seems that Names all have meanings, unless you make something up yourself. My son is named Benjamin which means son of James. I wonder if Meade's name comes from a "meadow" full of flowers.

ricpic said...

Flowers Of The Field

God got heady one day
And decided to spread around
A too muchness of beauty.

An accident? No way!
An exuberance Man is bound
To love. A balm to duty.

Meade said...

I say: Blame Canada.

Michael Hasenstab said...

Is that some c. sativa over there, in the corner?

Pogo said...

The NEA has become the in-house ad agency for the Democrats; a wildflower now bridled and commodified.

Revenant said...

worse are their articles supporting European extremists like Geert Wilders (who wants to deprive Muslims of the freedom of religion and ban books) and outright fascists like the Belgian Vlaams Belang party

I haven't read Powerline or Little Green Footballs in years, so I was curious to see what the basis was for this little tiff. So over to Google I go.

It turns out there is exactly one article at Powerline that mentions Vlaams Belang -- because a member of that party has been imprisoned for allegedly *saying* racist things. LGF is equating support for free speech with support for fascism.

As for Powerline's "support" of Geert Wilders, LGF itself contains many similar articles. So on this issue, Johnson is condemning Powerline for being too much like... him.

Bissage said...

We have no wildflowers, here, at The Gardens of Bissage™. But we do have a great many oversized planting beds.

And they require enormous quantities of mulch.

I get it myself . . . and a funny thing happened on the way to the mulch pile.

(No, I did not bump into Zero Mostel, but there was, indeed, "something for everyone.")

P.S. Richard Lester???

Hmmmmmmmm.

[scratches head]

edutcher said...

Very striking image, Ann. iPhoto or Mother Nature?

ricpic said...

"Flowerbelle...what a mellifluent appellation."

W.C. Fields making a move on Mae West in My Little Chickadee.

ricpic said...

A lesbian in a woodpile,
What a funny way to go;
But better than an enfilade
Of cold and spitting snow.*




*Free associating on the great Mr. B.

rcocean said...

Sheila: Well, blame Canada
Everyone: Blame Canada
Sheila: It seems that everything's gone wrong
Since Canada came along
Everyone: Blame Canada
Blame Canada
Copy Guy: They're not even a real country anyway

Freeman Hunt said...

Is it just me or does it seem like the overt objectification of women is becoming increasingly accepted among certain members of the conservative/libertarian blogosphere?

I don't like it.

peter hoh said...

Freeman, so you object to Randy Objectivism?

Chip Ahoy said...

I had a great time at the Post Office. That's right, the Post Office.

The downtown office is in a building that takes up the whole block. Circumnavigating looking for parking took me farther and farther from the front door until on the third side I finally turned into the building for covered parking, so I basically drove around the block but ended up inside on an upper floor. Inside parking was all taken too, or reserved which caused me to go further circling upward. The whole time I was thinking, "This is going to be a long walk back to the front door. How will I protect these three pop-up cards from the rain?" Finally I found a spot, to my complete surprise, right next to an elevator that zipped directly down to the Post Office. Expecting a crowd because of all the cars, when I got inside, for the first time in my life, I was the only customer in the whole place! I felt like dancing. Instead I just chatted it up with the PO people. I learned from them I could take some Priority Mail envelopes home so I could be totally prepared next times.

Unrelated to the Post Office, have you ever seen Tamarind?
It's a pod
that grows on a tree and it's delicious.

peter hoh said...

Here's a protest sign that appeals across ideological lines.

peter hoh said...

Chip, we're familiar with tamarind. Had a nice tamarind sauce on our curry Saturday night. Sometimes, we enjoy it raw. My wife has had it straight from the tree.

Bissage said...

I’m genuinely sorry, Freeman. I was trying to make fun of myself, but I must have done a poor job of it.

If it makes you feel any better, my unit pretty much looks like a lobster tail without its shell.

In the future, I’ll try harder to screen my material for objectification, or probably it would be best simply not to link to Althouse, when in doubt.

P.S. In all candor, I should confess that I’m not sophisticated enough to deserve any sort of political label. Maybe I’m some sort of right-wing sympathizer, but that’s about it.

Wait a minute!!! You weren’t talking about me?!?!?!

Oh, crap! I am so embarrassed!

* self-administers dope slap *

[blushes]

William said...

I have heard that next year at the VMA awards Beyonce and Taylor Swift will sing a version of Ebony and Ivory and finish the song with a lesbo lip lock. This just shows that there is no moment so crude that MTV cannot find a way to further exploit and cheapen it. All decent citizens should write to MTV to premptorily squash this so called moment of reconciliation. Freeman, I'm with you on this. More must be done to stop the ohjectification of women. There is no reason why they cannot finish the song by holding hands or, perhaps, with just a chaste cheek peck.

Methadras said...

veni vidi vici said...

Ever feel like you missed something and as inchoate as it is, you're struck a little melancholy by the whole thing?

After dropping off my daughter and the cats last night at her mum's place, I went back to my now-empty and rather lifeless apartment via the grocery store, and that vibe wrapped around me like a fireblanket.


I know exactly how you feel. My wife, daughter and two dogs dropped me off at the airport for a 2 hour plan ride back up to San Fransisco, for another 2 hour BART ride back to my station for another 20 minute ride back to house I'm renting. Get there at midnight last night and that empty feeling surrounds me. I hate that feeling and it was really hard to leave them again this time.

former law student said...

overt objectification of women is becoming increasingly accepted among certain members of the conservative/libertarian blogosphere?

Yes. Following links from the crack investigative ACORN team, I found this caption under a picture of Hannah Giles (wearing a black tank top and white short-shorts) on Ace of Spades:

I'd hit that like Ike Turner wanting to know what she was doing for three hours with Berry Gordy.

The comments seemed filled with a lot of overaged adolescent hubba-hubba hubbub attached to her image.

rhhardin said...

It's not objectification. It's celebration of men having very low standards.

This is what gives women a chance, since most of them are not good deals.

If men valued women for their minds, think of how hard it would be to get a date.

Something has to get the ball rolling, and objectification is it.

madawaskan said...

rh-

You're such the drama queen.

Theo Boehm said...

That's not objectification.
That's plain, old misogyny.

wv = lessimen
I am not making that up.

madawaskan said...

wv-it's the new eight ball.

traditionalguy said...

Rh.. We need smart women that are educated and working at professional levels. I thank God everyday that the interesting women are intellectually able to appreciate the same world I live in. The women who never get College and further educations are not as much fun.

Lem said...

When I go I want to be buried at Resurrection Cemetery.

I'm not taking any chances ;)

wv - dabut - a foreign film opening at the hood.

dcm said...

So, I just received the census packet. it says this survey is required by law and the government can impose a penalty if I do not respond. title 13 u.s.c. sections 141 and 193. they tell me I have to tell them where I work, how much I make and who lives in my house, among 100 other questions. go u.s.a.

Methadras said...

AlphaLiberal said...

Will you look at that. While Ann Althouse buys ever more into the right wing lunacy, Charles Johnson at Little Green Footballs burns the bridge.

"Powerline has been going in a very bad direction recently; the “all Obama-hatred, all the time” focus is bad enough, but worse are their articles supporting European extremists like Geert Wilders (who wants to deprive Muslims of the freedom of religion and ban books) and outright fascists like the Belgian Vlaams Belang party."


So? What's your point, you insipid fool? Two blogs don't get along. One takes a conservative tact that the other doesn't like. That's the process, that's the discussion, that's the way things get hashed out. Either people will agree with them or not, but having a cesspooler like you standing on the sidelines point fingers like Arnold Horseschack going, "Ooo, ooo, ooo, look at that." is stupid and childish. You are really nothing more than a 5 year old tattle-tailing child.

Methadras said...

Shanna said...

On a different note, I’m going to a talk by some physicist who wrote a book about his interest in time travel. I’m looking forward to it!


That would be really cool. Oh, hey, tell him that backwards time travel is completely impossible in reality for the very reason that in order to travel back in time would require every particle that ever existed up to that point to essentially rewind itself back to it's original energy state and position when the backwards time travels stops. The universe is not a giant memory module, it doesn't hold on to anything beyond its present, therefore backwards time travel is impossible outside of a fictional state.

Thank you.

rhhardin said...

We need smart women that are educated and working at professional levels. I thank God everyday that the interesting women are intellectually able to appreciate the same world I live in. The women who never get College and further educations are not as much fun.

And NOW meetings used to be the place, if you weren't into the bar scene.

ricpic said...

A man sees a good looking woman and his ass falls out
And they call that objectification;
An advantage women have they should be giddy about
Instead of calling for mens' damnation.

madawaskan said...

My favorite soap opera is coming back to tv!!1!
.
.
.
.

Imus!

Can't wait!

How 'bout you girls?

Revenant said...

"is overt objectification of women is becoming increasingly accepted among certain members of the conservative/libertarian blogosphere?"

Yes. Following links from the crack investigative ACORN team, I found this caption under a picture of Hannah Giles (wearing a black tank top and white short-shorts) on Ace of Spades:

A quick check at Google indicates that Ace of Spades has been making "I'd hit that" comments for years. So how is that evidence of increasing acceptance of objectification?

For that matter, since when is it "objectifying" to speak sexually about a person who has dressed in a deliberately sexy way? If I wore a suit and people said I looked serious and businesslike I wouldn't whine about objectification. That's why I wore the suit!

Methadras said...

Freeman Hunt said...

Is it just me or does it seem like the overt objectification of women is becoming increasingly accepted among certain members of the conservative/libertarian blogosphere?

I don't like it.


Sarah Palin is so a MILF.

madawaskan said...

Real men use bing.

Paul Zrimsek said...

When I go I want to be buried at Resurrection Cemetery.

I'm not taking any chances ;)

I was born at Resurrection Hospital. Before that, it's all a blur.

Lem said...

..overt objectification of women is becoming increasingly accepted among certain members of the conservative/libertarian blogosphere?

My theory is that when you cant go too hard after Obama you hard after other ... never mind ;)

Freeman Hunt said...

It's not objectification. It's celebration of men having very low standards.

This is what gives women a chance, since most of them are not good deals.


Pretend that's true. Does increasing objectification cause them to respond as a population over time by becoming better deals or worse?

Freeman Hunt said...

traditionalguy, I don't think higher education is the determining thing. Look at men like Rush or Mark Steyn. If you think they appreciate the same world you live in, that is.

knox said...

This thread took an unexpected turn...

Freeman, methinks you touched a nerve.

Freeman Hunt said...

Freeman, methinks you touched a nerve.

Heh. pluck pluck

peter hoh said...

Freeman, can you be a little more specific about what is giving you pause?

rhhardin said...

Pretend that's true. Does increasing objectification cause them to respond as a population over time by becoming better deals or worse?

Objectification isn't increasing. Guys are guys. What the girl's friends consider a good deal changes, perhaps. It's really their taste that she's catering to.

What you seem to want at the beginning is rather what develops, once the guy has this girl who seems magical to him.

The fairy tales leave out the beginning but become true anyway.

blake said...

No idea what you're referring to, Freem.

Much like last time when it was about flirting.

Not sure if I haven't seen it or just not perceived it.

blake said...

Wait! Is this about the Boob Czar?

'cause if it is: Total agreement.

Freeman Hunt said...

No, no, I'm not at all saying that people shouldn't be allowed to be attracted to each other.

I'm talking about things like "Here's a hot chick post" on blogs that otherwise consist of serious political commentary. Or top ten lists of hottest political editorialists. Cast off comments about open relationships, getting laid, wanting to "hit it," etc, etc, etc. I just think that's weird.

And it's not just toward women who market themselves that way.

All in all, it seems to have become perfectly normal for men to publicly comment on the relative "hotness" of any woman. I think that's very strange. Not strange that men would find women attractive, or that some men would make private comments about it, but strange that it's become accepted practice to make comments anytime, anywhere, about anyone, in any company.

Freeman Hunt said...

Wait! Is this about the Boob Czar?

'cause if it is: Total agreement.


Perfect example!

blake said...

Oh, yeah, I'd agree with that, too.

But it hardly seems new. The Web is kind of a massive locker room. (Trolling is not the only thing enhanced by the relative anonymity.)

blake said...

The Boob Czar is embarrassing.

Not her, herself. It was a cute stunt. Good for a yuk.

But the incessant fawning and juvenile puns from Treacher, Green and Reynolds? Embarrassing. Reminds me of a lecherous uncle pointing out how good his daughter looks as she's going out. Really good. REALLY GOOD!

Ick. Makes them seem creepy. Makes it seem like they've never seen a woman in a tight tee-shirt. Demeans the whole tea party movement, too, I think.

And I'm curious how she feels about it, or if she knows.

Freeman Hunt said...

But it hardly seems new. The Web is kind of a massive locker room. (Trolling is not the only thing enhanced by the relative anonymity.)

Yeah, that's probably true. I've just been getting the impression that it's been bleeding into typically non-locker room areas lately, but that impression could be false.

Lem said...

.. Much like last time when it was about flirting.

don't forget hugging.. thats out too.

wv - sudjewav .. I'm not making it up.

rhhardin said...

I don't find the appealing women are the ones that get called hot, so I imagine it's a social contest for a younger age group.

Guys don't talk about women at all when guys are with each other.

Call the phenomenon giving voice to what's always been going on on the male side.

Maybe it's a reaction to man's place in the PC world having been circumscribed to a feminist ideal.

They're making elbow room.

In which case it's not really new, but just anti-feminist. They can't be counted on to toe the party line, is the boast.

And it's important that feminists be in earshot.

chuck b. said...

Althouse subject matter for sure. http://blogs.static.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/34971.html

blake said...

Ace, not new at all. And I don't even think he's posted on it, ironically.

The others?

I remember the Orange and Cedar revolutions, and their "protest babes". And the photos were primarily of these beautiful young women's faces.

There wasn't all the "heavy breathing".

I have other qualms, too, about the differences between what Lebanon and Syria face versus what we face. But I've gone on long enough.

traditionalguy said...

Freeman...Is your point that Limbaugh is not educated outside his Radio Broadcaster skills? You are right, but he uses great communications skills to say what he does know. As for Steyn, if he is not college educated, he is a witty genius with wonderful style. But you are correct that both of these men could expand their world views by adding more education.

Freeman Hunt said...

In which case it's not really new, but just anti-feminist. They can't be counted on to toe the party line, is the boast.

And it's important that feminists be in earshot.


That's probably right.

Freeman Hunt said...

traditionalguy, my point was that formal education is not necessarily necessary. A person can educate himself too.

Revenant said...

But the incessant fawning and juvenile puns from Treacher, Green and Reynolds? Embarrassing.

How exactly does one go about discussing a boob czar in a serious and adult manner?

Reminds me of a lecherous uncle pointing out how good his daughter looks as she's going out. Really good. REALLY GOOD!

What on Earth are you babbling about? The woman in the pictures is clearly in her 30s at least. Also, is your daughter in the habit of wearing skin-tight shirts that talk about her tits? Not that there's anything wrong with that, of course, I'm just sayin'. :)

Chip Ahoy said...

The boob czar is not an example of men objectifying women . That was a woman who objectified herself. She of the tight fitting turquoise top with the enhancements or the natural endowments on full display with the message reading:

BOOB CZAR

along with a black cowboy hat and oddly incongruent furry boots, walking along with another self-named czar of transparency. Are men to take responsibility for the attention women draw to themselves?

traditionalguy said...

Freeman...Thanks and I agree with you, but as I age I have seen a new depth in research and discoveries not available even 10 years ago,including in history, psychology, leadership, and social sciences. Unless we make the effort to keep up, we will become less interesting and more out of touch. The Professor does her part to keep us up to speed in her Blog posts, but we need to keep studying scholarly works like we eat ice cream.

former law student said...

oddly incongruent furry boots

UGGs are so 2002, I agree.

I also agree that the boob czar objectified herself.

bagoh20 said...

"The women who never get College and further educations are not as much fun."

College is to education as McDonald's is to cooking.

College as a requirement would eliminate nearly every woman born before 1900 and even today most women in the world. Surely there are a few fun ones in there.

traditionalguy said...

Bagoh20...My bad for using the word "fun" in regard to sharing ideas and sharing insights. There are fun women like the apparently wonderful girl friends of John Edwards and Mark Sanford. But that kind of fun is like checkers fun compared to chess fun. Then there is Golf fun which surpasses all other human endeavors.

Freeman Hunt said...

How exactly does one go about discussing a boob czar in a serious and adult manner?

Where did he say anyone had to do that?

Chip, I agree that she objectified herself. But she did so to a point. There's a continuum, I think. Some maybe took it past a point where it became unseemly. (Writing about wanting to personally ice down her nipples seemed a bit much.)

Freeman Hunt said...

we need to keep studying scholarly works like we eat ice cream.

I haven't noticed this hobby necessarily following education.

Freeman Hunt said...

Lem, I don't really take such a hard line on hugging, though I might in a comment for comedic effect. :)

Freeman Hunt said...

following formal education.

traditionalguy said...

Freeman...What does not necessarily follow formal education may follow it when it never follows a lack of it. When younger I would run two miles almost every day. But when someone ran with me, four miles seemed easy. The crowd we spend our time with does affect our tastes and habits,especially if we are people pleasers. Can we re-write Psalm 1:1 as, "Walk not in the counsel of the uneducated, nor stand in the path of the non-readers, nor sit in the seat of scorners of formal education"? I agree that there are many brave and fun persons that are great to have with you in a time of fighting, but they may not be as interesting when times of peace return.

Freeman Hunt said...

What does not necessarily follow formal education may follow it when it never follows a lack of it.

My issue is that I do not think the bit bolded above is true as regards college or grad school.

blake said...

Can't say I've missed your alleged style of argumentation, Rev.

How exactly does one go about discussing a boob czar in a serious and adult manner?

What is there to discuss? "Nice rack." End of story. Treacher tweeted about a dozen links to this woman. PJ did, what--two? three? videos about it. Reynolds linked it twice, I think, once with a stupid breast pun.

Adults?

The incessant nudging and pointing was juvenile and creepy. Somehow I'm not surprised that you don't see that.

chickenlittle said...

Treacher tweeted about a dozen links to this woman.

Don't follow Treacher...should I start?

PJ did, what--two? three? videos about it.

WTF is PJ?

Reynolds linked it twice, I think, once with a stupid breast pun.

Instapundit has always had an eye for the girls, for as long as I can remember at least.

Slow news day?

Now get back to twitter guys..Ron is out of the hospital!

Revenant said...

Where did he say anyone had to do that?

I'm sorry, but the boob czar issue had to be discussed at length. It was mandatory.

blake said...

CL,

Treach had really been on the stories that weren't getting covered by the media. His tweet links were so good, I had just started clicking through automatically.

So, it was like:

[click] "Ha ha. Boob Czar. Cute. Nice figure."

[click] "Oh, heh. There she is again. Nice boots. Huh, nothing new. Same pix even."

[click] "OK, Treacher likes her."

[click] ...

[click] "Crap."

[click] "Well, that's it. I'm going to Instapundit."

[click] "WTF!?!?!"

PJ = Pajamas Media

[click] "Oh, look, they've got a new video with...Oh, COME ON!"

Is there are shortage of pictures of big-boobed women on the 'net? Did that well dry up and no one notified me?

Revenant said...

Is there are shortage of pictures of big-boobed women on the 'net?

Not anymore.

Revenant said...

What is there to discuss? "Nice rack." End of story. Treacher tweeted about a dozen links to this woman. PJ did, what--two? three? videos about it. Reynolds linked it twice, I think, once with a stupid breast pun.

Adults?

I've never been able to identify with that mentality. "Ew, they're talking about sex! Only kids are into sex, why can't they act like adults! Instapundit mentioned a girl with big hooters TWICE, ew ew ew."

"Adult" is not a synonym for "cenobite". I'm sorry if people get offended when adult male bloggers talk about attractive women when you wanted to hear them complain about Barack Obama some more, but oh wait I'm not sorry about that at all. Nevermind.

peter hoh said...

Hey, Rev. Good to see you again.

blake said...

Hardly offended, just bored. And also not looking for an expression of regret from you. But it's cute that you think anyone would care.

I know for a fact Treacher lost followers over it, but that's his choice. And if your perception is the popular one, i.e., that they just bitch about Obama and that repeatedly linking a handful of G-rated cheesecake shots is really a welcome relief, well, they're pretty much f&cked anyway.

You can dress it up as "talking about sex" but "look at those boobs!" doesn't really pay much respect to what these guys have been doing for the past 5-10 years.

Besides seeming desperate one way, it also seems desperate in another: Was there only ONE good-looking woman out of the 60K-2M? Really?

Revenant said...

Did I go somewhere? :)

Revenant said...

Hardly offended, just bored.

You decided to post a bunch of complaints about the Boob Czar because the bloggers talking about her... bored you? Explain why anyone, least of all them, should care that you are bored. I rather doubt anyone has ever woken up and thought "how can I amuse blake today".

doesn't really pay much respect to what these guys have been doing for the past 5-10 years.

Oh, please. Treacher's blog has been chock full of sex and low humor for years, and Glenn Reynolds has always paid attention to "protest babes". If you're looking for anti-sex conservatives, try The Corner.

blake said...

Exaggerate much? Oh, right, yeah, you do. Along with mis-characterizing what people say.

You decided to post a bunch of complaints about the Boob Czar because the bloggers talking about her... bored you?

Yeah, I decided to make two short posts here in direct response to Freeman (one of which was positive about the woman herself). Subsequent posts have been the futile attempt to try to communicate with you.

Oh, and, yeah, I guess I also thought about tweeting JT directly about it. So, I guess a post-and-a-half and thinking about a tweet, constitutes a "bunch of complaints".

Explain why anyone, least of all them, should care that you are bored.

I wouldn't think it would be necessary to explain this, but if you really don't understand, I'll try.

Let's say you had a movie or book or, hey, even a website you wanted to sell, you might care what your potential audience thought.

There's this thing called "demographics" which says that people fall into particular groups, and very often something that appeals to one person appeals to many in that group. Conversely, something that repulses a person, repulses many in that group.

I rather doubt anyone has ever woken up and thought "how can I amuse blake today".

Shows you how little you know about me. Or mass media.

If you're looking for anti-sex conservatives, try The Corner.

George Carlin used to do this routine about driving. Anyone driving slower than you is an asshole, while anyone who drives faster is an maniac. That same sort of mentality can be applied to anything, apparently.

But it was funnier when he did it.

Darcy said...

Oh, for goodness sakes. Saying the boob czar was overdone isn't being "anti-sex". It was cute and funny. It became a bit juvenile/obsessive and it turned me off to reading a few people. For a time, anyway. And I'm certainly not anti-sex.

I agree with Freeman and Blake.