Does this make you horny, baby? It certainly does the trick (ahem) for me - but that's only to be expected from an incurable bibliophile who's even been known to frequent such places in the company of practicing thespians ...
Ignore the picture below: John Travolta, being an exclusively heterosexual fellow, is not locked in an exchange of salivary fluids with another man, despite what your lying eyes might tell you to the contrary.
Egyptian Islamists finally get their wish, though I'm sure they're still disappointed he died only of old age.
Egypt's Nobel Prize-winning writer Naguib Mahfouz has died in hospital in the capital, Cairo, aged 94.
Mahfouz had been in hospital since mid-July after he fell during a midnight stroll and injured his head.
His vibrant, colourful portrayal of capital in his Cairo Trilogy won the 1988 Nobel Prize for literature.
He had suffered health problems since being stabbed in the neck in 1994 by an Islamist extremist, angry at his portrayal of God in one of his novels.
If you want to understand why so little of intellectual note has emerged from the Islamic world since the Middle Ages, all you have to do is look at how men like Mahfouz and Abdus Salam have been treated in it; an environment in which any nut with a "holy" book in his hand can violently silence his intellectual superiors with the approbation of society isn't one to encourage a ferment of ideas.
I put my neck out to say John Mark Karr was a lying fantasist, and the DNA evidence has now vindicated me. Let this be an object lesson to all the fools who rushed to absolve the Ramseys of any involvement in their daughter's death even as they glossed over all the discrepancies in this nutjob's testimony; I'd like to think the American media could also learn something from this, but experience tells me they'll just go hunt for the next sordid distraction to fill up their "news" [sic] hours.
Internet sperm providers are to be contacted by Britain's Department of Health this week to inform them of new regulations covering the sale of fresh sperm.
The new rules will require that all sperm samples gathered by online providers be frozen and tested for viruses before being sold, the same regulations the government requires of Britain's health clinics, The Independent reported.
"We are saying they will not be able to sell fresh sperm direct," said a Department of Health source. "They will have to guarantee it has been screened for six months, the same way as clinics do. They will be subject to the same rules and will have to freeze sperm."
Online sale of sperm in Britain has increased dramatically recently due to the British government's decision to limit confidentiality in to sperm donations at clinics throughout the country.
It was bad enough when this idiotic Labour government decided to deal a fatal blow to sperm donation by guaranteeing any ensuing offspring a "right" to know who their donors were (as if all children born the old-fashioned way had such a "right"), but now these fools have to go compound their error by clamping down on internet trading too? Do they not realize we're talking about a substance most men would be perfectly glad to give away free in any motel room or lavatory? It had to take a Labour government to create a shortage of one the few things the world has in excess ...
If the British government is going to be consistent in its regulation of sperm trading for "safety" reasons, it better hurry up and outlaw all unprotected sex between strangers while it's at it: we wouldn't want women frustrated by government stupidity to start trawling bars and nightclubs for possibly disease-carrying donors now or anything.
I've finally gotten a chance to catch up a little on my J-TV, and as I was watching Misaki Itou's latest TV series サプリ ("Suppli", as in "suppliment"),
the thought repeatedly going through my mind was that this woman is so beautiful she could make a documentary about chopping wood look interesting just by being in it. There are some pretty darned attractive talents in the younger set of JTV actresses, not least of all Yui Aragaki and Erika Toda, but neither of these young 'uns yet has that sophisticated feminine charm which makes Itou-sempai stand above everyone else. Repeated exposure to the tall, classy, elegant Ms. Itou is bad for your mental health - she can sour you for life on the appeal of less extraordinary women, which just happens to be 99.99% of the rest of her gender. 美咲さん、待ってくれよ、まだ結婚しないでね！もう直ぐ貴方の為に日本に戻りますから！
NB: The video above is just a clip of a TV interview with the drama's cast. To see Misaki Itou in all her glory at 720p, just use the information I've supplied (heh) to track down the relevant torrent.
I believe one can tell a great deal about the true nature of a society by the way its men behave upon seeing or hearing of "outsiders" (however defined) becomeing involved with "their" women: do they find it a matter of no great interest and keep going about their business, or does each and every instance of an outsider openly cavorting with female members of the in-group set the local gutter press on the trail for blood?
See the prizewinner page here. This year the award goes to Andrei Okounkov, Terence Tao, Wendelin Werner and Grigori Perelman; although the last-mentioned is likely the single awardee of whom a general audience will have heard anything, if only for the concerted efforts of ignorant journalists to milk his story for all the freakshow content it's worth, Perelman is actually one of the less interesting names on the list* as far as I'm concerned, as I've never had much of an interest in his branch of mathematics beyond putting it to use in the service of number theory. Yes, I'm well aware that the settlement of the Poincare conjectureis important - and unlike most of the people writing about it for a lay audience, I don't need the dumbed down version to get what it's about - but I'm no differential geometer by inclination, and understanding Ricci flow just doesn't do anything to get my pulse going.