Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Everyday Wear?

Runway looks, from left, Diane Von Furstenberg, Carolina Herrera and Erin Fetherston (Chris Moore/Karl Prouse)

The Good, The Bad and The Truly Awful. Why is the girl on the end wearing a mushroom? - Belle
I think those are the kinds of looks that say, Yes. Yes I am ready for debut at the asylum. Does it come in my size, double 00? - Elise

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Bring back the Marching Penis

"The Healthy Penis" is back

Move over Lou Seal, there's a new San Francisco mascot that will be appearing at parades, street fairs and other public events around the city over the coming year. It's the six-foot-fall Healthy Penis.

Coming soon to a parade near you

Courtesy Better World Advertising

Coming soon to a parade near you

Actually, there are three of them, and they'll make their reappearance Friday at noon at the corner of Castro and Market. They were controversial when they debuted in 2002, but became popular and were spotted around the city until 2006 to encourage gay and bisexual men to get tested for syphilis. (They come with a fourth, much less attractive buddy, Phil the Syphilis Sore.)

Syphilis cases dropped over those years, and the penis costumes were borrowed by other cities to promote syphilis testing. But now the Department of Public Health is bringing them back because syphilis cases in the city are again on the rise, up 50 percent from 2007 to 2008.

Supervisor Bevan Dufty, for one, is very excited about the return.

"He was very well received previously and just added the right touch of humor and whimsy to an effort that's serious, which is encouraging gay men to regularly test for STD's," Dufty said. "I definitely recognize we probably wouldn't be as well received at the Irish Cultural Center, but we'lll probably do fine at the Harvey Milk Plaza."

So who's actually inside those big penis costumes? Turns out it's public health staff. "There is no lack of people who want to volunteer to wear a penis costume in public," said Eileen Shields, spokeswoman for the department.

She said they'll be everywhere in the coming months. We think they should run in Bay to Breakers to test the new no nudity rules. "I would give anything to see the police write-up on that," Shields said.

Eeeww - a penis that bites. That's pretty scary. - Belle
I think they are not using their, um, heads, here. They need to think bigger. Much bigger. They need to make a giant inflated Penis with the Scrotum attached and parade that down Main Street in the Mission. Like a big ol' queer Macy's Day Parade. Now that I would want to see. - Elise

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

You Me and Them

Homeowners Take in Boarders to Pay Bills
posted: 4 HOURS 34 MINUTES AGOcomments: 3 filed under: National News

With the economic downturn forcing homeowners to find new ways to make ends meet, some are looking for roommates to help pay the bills. "It's pretty scary to be in this position," says one Florida homeowner.

Sure, what could be wrong with this idea? - Elise

I should think selling yourself would be a second alternative. That or your children. Maybe sharing electricity through extension cords? I must ask though, whats next? Communal baths? - Smart Ass Mom

I'm going to rent my kids out......light labour. Nothing too heavy. Gardening, housework. Belle

If you rent your kids out, do it for room and board. Then you can rent their rooms out for cash. Win-win. - Braja

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Mom of the Year

I love how you can't tell that she has ever had plastic surgery. She obviously knows all the best and most ethical doctors. - Elise
She has lips a heart big enough to care for 14 children. I'm just concerned that she's doing it out of spite: I bet she saw Sandi's blog and now she's gunning for number one position. Imitation is so pathetic. - Braja

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Credit Crunch

Braja: What the hell have all you American women done with the money?
Belle: American women know how to pull in the reigns in times of crisis. Here's a tip. Have eight children.
Braja: All power to the Mormons, then. And the Catholics. Catholics still believe in sex?
Elise: Whatever do you mean? I received my bailout. You just have to know the right people to sleep with.
Vodka: why is EVERYTHING saved by sex??? crap.
Braja: Bush wasn't.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Oh just you wait!

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