Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Obvious Child

I have girlcrushes. One is Heather Morris, who plays Brittany on Glee ("I took all my antibiotics at once, and now I can't remember how to leave").  Another is Jenny Slate.  I first noticed her on Saturday Night Live doing these weirdly hilarious commercials for doorbells and alarm clocks and whatnot.  Then came Marcel the Shell with Shoes On, which is something you just have to watch, fer serious.

so cute, she gets a pass on wearing an ice skating costume in public

My girlcrush was cemented when I saw Obvious Child,  "a romantic comedy about an unplanned pregnancy, an abortion, and a great first date in an unlikely location."  It's a 20 minute short film that made my day in about 15 different ways.  Here it is for your enjoymatude:

Well, I'm accustomed to a smooth ride...

This film shows that abortion is hardly something to look forward to, but that it's usually, frankly, kind of a good thing.  I mean, no woman WANTS to have an abortion, no matter what the people standing in front of abortion providers with gory signs and sanctimonious attitudes say.  Most women who terminate pregnancy are doing it because they think they're doing what's best for what would eventually become their children, namely, not bringing them into the world until they'd have parents ready to properly care for them.

It's not always a hard decision to make, but getting an abortion is always a hard thing to go through.  I think Obvious Child illustrates how it can be made a whole lot easier if a woman has open support and help from people that love her.  And also pads with wings.

And let me just say that until every anti-abortion protester is actively supporting comprehensive sex education in schools and/or fostering unwanted children, I wish they would just zip it already.

Monday, August 23, 2010


We've had a break from No Babies for a while, and some recent goings on (well, June, but let us not split hairs) warrant a return: an FDA panel has unanimously voted to approve Ulipristal acetate (UPA), a new emergency contraceptive, or "morning after pill", for use in the US.  If taken within 5 days of unprotected sex, it can effectively - and significantly - reduce the likelihood of unplanned pregnancy.

for those evenings where dirty martinis lead to dirty...everything

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

First Tingles

I could link to video of the first boy I totally wanted to make out with in 6th grade, as he has become a minor internet sensation, but that would be too embarrassing for words.  Instead, I reveal the first more widely-known man to catch what would become my certifiably boy-crazy eye:

Dance, magic, my pants

Monday, August 9, 2010

Answerbox: What's the Deal With Furries?

Dear Answerbox:

What is the name of the fetish where people dress up in mascot/animal costumes? That one fascinates me... how is that sexy? How does it work?

Never Looked At My Teddy That Way Before

It'll never be the same again

Monday, August 2, 2010

Lollipop Girls

Ok, seriously...the internet is insane with its mostly SFW porn alternatives.  I thought I'd mostly seen it all when I discovered the pedal pumping phenomenon, but there are apparently a kabillion ways to get off watching girls without having to worry about getting fired for watching it at work.

though really, your boss would have to be mostly clueless to not get it

These vids are a whole lot more self-explanatory than their foot/car fetish contemporaries, but I still mostly don't get it.  I mean, she's super cute, but it goes on for SIX MINUTES.  And she's not the only one out there!!  Maybe I need a penis that could empathize with the lolly? Or at least a sexual orientation that would find girls sucking on things seductively, well, seductive?   What do you think, or not?

A big thanks to Rich over at Fourfour, both for the link to Lollipop Girl (she is one of his heroes) and for blogging America's Next Top Model like nobody else can.  And also for Winston.