Ok, so i'm not a teen, and sex ed for me in HS consisted of me filling out a worksheet, then being excused so I could run around the campus fixing computers. That was my out for gym class too, worked like a charm. It wasn't so much that I wasn't fit, or didn't want to work out, I just hated my health/gym teachers and didn't like the hassle in the locker room.
The Midwest Teen Sex Show
was created to help teens get a little more out of sex ed then whats spit out in state sanctioned curriculum. And unlike more conservative methods, MTSS realizes teens are gonna screw no matter what if they put their heads and labias together, so why not give em the truth. Hosted by the ever beautiful (and fellow bear lover, for a girl at least) Nikol, and supplemented by a cast of nutballs (read: geniuses), the MTSS is as entertaining as it is informative. If you have a kid, or know a kid, or even know a few parents, send them the link to the free subscription on iTunes.
I sat and watched all the episodes at once, stunned by how amazing and ridiculous the approach was to sex education by MTSS. Slipping in serious facts admist satirical comments about STI's and pedophiles, teens might actually learn something. The videos are mature to a certain level, but hey, its a sex ed podcast, shouldn't it be just a little bit edgy?
A bt about the cast (from MTSS)
- Who the hell is Nikol?
Former expert practitioner of teen promiscuity, Nikol lives out her days as a Midwestern mother of three. Her interests range from music, movies, trash television, and naked rodeo clowns with handlebar mustaches to cooking, reading and naked rodeo clowns with handlebar mustaches. When not involved in the usual humdrum of packing lunches and trying not to laugh her way through parent teacher conferences, Nikol spends her free time writing and teaching creative writing workshops to high school students. She hates the phrase “swimsuit area,” and hopes her own life experiences will better inform viewers on the realities of teen sexuality.
- Who is Britney?
“I do all my own stunts.”
- Who’s that Guy?
Director Guy Clark (aka Todd) is the creator of Midwest Teen Sex Show. He has won awards for his online spots for GEICO Car Insurance, Ready.gov, and Nerve.com. When he’s not busy editing episodes and duct taping Britney’s nipples, Guy produces new media content for online and broadcast venues. His commercial work and production services can be found at h-pep.com. He also loves cheese.
Porn is great, but just not very accessable. Thats why Pornfortheblind.org
was started, "a not-for-profit organization dedicated to producing audio descriptions of sample movie clips from adult web sites. This service is provided free of charge." Thats it folks, head over to the (questionably) accessable website, and listen so some of your favorite porn websites, narrated for you. The site needs your help
, and you can record your own narrations of your favorite porns and websites to help pump up the library a bit.
What could be so interesting about 12 cutesy little stuffed animals?
Roll over each one to witness a preview of the devastation to come when you click down. well, Roll over once you visit the site, of course.
People that know me know one thing for sure: I'm a sick puppy. I love the unconventional, the extreme, the things that make you go "OMFGWTFHWARFFF!" get a passing "hmm, interesting" from me. Granted I'm not totally desensitized, I just look a bit differently at things; I'm always looking for that one thing to really set me off. One of my favorite tries is ModBlog
, maintained by creator of BMEzine
, Shannon Larratt. The site is a mixed gallery of beautiful (and some awful) tattoos and body mods, blatant objectification of pretty pierced ladies, and the (more than) occassional extreme mod like subincision of the genitals or perhaps a self-amputated finger. Its a crapshoot when browsing, beauty is only half as popular as the bizarre on ModBlog, but it serves a very important purpose: giving you a glimpse into the wide world of body modification.
As a taste, I'll lure you in with this tempting shot of an inked aussie who must bare all to show the extent of his inking. Click on the picture to jump to the original post with a fuller view.
I had to wait for the initial Digg-fuck to be over with, and now here's the latest thing to gather my fancy: The R2-D2 Translator.
Just type in your phrase (30 characters max) and get a bells and whistles playback in Artoo, with the ability to download as an mp3.
The possibilities are finite: ringtones.
Currently. I'm rocking the yoshi sounds from Super Mario World for texts, and the Diplo "stronger" remix for calls. However, I can think of no better new annoyance than the replace everything with droid speak:
- from tweet notifications
- to plain texts
- to grumpybear calling
I'm sure grumpybear will get a kick out of this.
Just yesterday, Marvel began putting their comics online, even the old ones that you would normally have to pony up top dollar for at a trade show or comic shop. The move was partly to gather more fans, since the younger population spends less time reading paper materials and more time browsing Myspace.
Some of the older die-hard fans will be able to check out the origins of their favorite runs, with the original issues of Wolverine, Fantastic Four, Spiderman, and others being posted for viewing.
Price of admission into the digital comic store is 59.88 yearly, or 9.99 a month, and the catch is you can only view the issues online. Right now they have 2500 comics up with 20 more added each week.
The financial impact on comic shops is unknown, but my guess is that people will still buy the real issues, but will appreciate getting to read the stories online.
I don't buy Cd's, I've gone all digital as of two years ago (I actually do buy my mp3's, about 80%. The rest are bootleg remixes and undeground stuff).However, once in a while I'll go nostalgic and pick up one of those cd-majiggers based on one thing: the cover art or packaging is cool. I think the last album I physically bought was Beck "The Information." It came with stickers and a blankish coverdesign so you could design your own cover art. Pretty sweet. And look, here's an article
about that same album with some pictures and a few interesting tidbits I never knew.
, a blog wholly dedicated to album art from CD's and LPs. No reviews of the music, no tissy drama or snarky opinions; its about the art. And they don't just cut and paste from the web, toss together something and submit it to digg, they actually research this stuff and deliver fascinating details and insights on even the simplest of covers.
On a nerdier side, this is also a great use of Wordpress
as a CMS, utilizing custom fields and a decent amount of loop styling.
Seriously, I didn't fall asleep on the keyboard, thats just how this new joyful addition to my RSS reader is spellllt.
is social bookmarking... FFFFor images. In private beta at this moment, FFFFound! brings all the mind blowing photos and graphics from the web to their own little sanctum via people who would rather look at pretty pictures than read an article. ie. ME.
Better than the Best Pic Ever
So far, all 350+ pages of images are truly stunning, with links to the img source as well as the page it was found on.
Here's to them opening it up a little more, like enough to let me in to submit fractal goatse's
and shots of my cat with a waffle on his head.