Saturday, December 22, 2007
Friday, December 21, 2007
From IMDB News:
Nickelodeon Considers Sex Education Show for Kids
The bosses of children's TV network Nickelodeon are considering staging an educational special on sex and love after learning one of their biggest stars, Jamie-Lynn Spears, is pregnant at 16. Spears, Britney Spears' little sister, stunned the world earlier this week when she confirmed she was three months pregnant, and Nickelodeon bosses were among the first to show their support. But, as they consider what to do with the teen's hit show Zoey 101 in the wake of the shocking news, network heads are thinking about aiming a special at curious kids in an effort to promote safe sex and abstinence. Meanwhile, the third season of the show, which ends on January 4, is expected to continue as scheduled. No decision has been made about the future of Zoey 101, which is set to start filming again in February.
Thursday, December 20, 2007
Doggy Style Pencil Sharpener Takes One for the Team
We are not sure how we missed this exquisite work of art when our beloved sisters at Jezebel displayed it not long ago, but we're just wondering where on earth such a pencil sharpener might've come from. Is this what it's come to? Certainly this is not how we treat our women here at the Giz. This kind of reminds us of that obnoxious method of extinguishing cigarettes we discovered last month. Who cares what orifice that pencil's going into? We like our women with heads, thank you very much. Even so, after a search far and wide, our question still remains: Where we can get one of these? [Live Journal]
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Madrid's Porn Festival
What are you waiting for? Get out there, be erotic, have sex, stimulate your senses, feed and embrace your deep desires! This is the fundamental thought behind Madrid's first Pornography Festival, planned for April 2008. The festival works towards promoting the glory of sex as a form of adult entertainment and shaping the acceptance of explicit pornography as a means of exploration to be enjoyed without succumbing to social stigma. High-class and arty!
La Jugueteria -- Spain's first erotic boutique -- and a Berlin based film production company are putting this festival together with citywide participation from theaters, galleries, and nightclubs. For four days, you'll be able to relive the "golden age" of pornography with the opportunity to watch high-quality, eye-opening hardcore porn classics, shorts, plus "experimental" stuff produced by the international best of the industry. What's more, if you have the risky yet innovative vision required for pornographic cinematography, the festival gives you the chance to make your very own porno (every guy's dream cum true). Categories are gay, lesbian, and heterosexual; other than porn fame, you can win €500. Deadline for submissions is January 31, 2008.
Porno Festival de Cine de Madrid [Official site]
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Monday, December 17, 2007
From the great 60 Second Science:
As chilling as it sounds, the notion of robot sex has emerged from the freaky fringe and become a new topic of debate and speculation in the mainstream. In large part thanks to Dr. David Levy's new book "Love and Sex with Robots: The Evolution of Human-Robot Relationships" published by Harper Collins in November.
An artificial intelligence expert at the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands, Levy has said that love, sex and marriage with robots is inevitable as they become more human-like with improved technology. He and others predict sex with robots will be possible in five years and that marriage to them will be legal by 2050, with Massachusetts leading the way.
He argues many people are already willing to make the intellectual and emotional leap toward mechanical love and cites the popularity of electric sex toys, the easy with which we express feelings toward Roomba vacuums and personal computers, and the increasing sophistication of "blow up" dolls.
His book has spawned reflection ranging from the factors that cause humans to fall in love, to the legality of paying for intercourse with dolls, and the possible pros and cons of robotic partners for sex offenders. Levy's next work is to pen a paper on the ethical implications of our treatment of robots. In the meantime, we can all review our Philip Dick.
Matier & Ross, from the San Francisco Chronicle:
Porn producer Peter Acworth, who bought the 93-year-old Mission Armory and turned it into a porn video studio, has approached the city Planning Department with the idea of converting some of the building into kinky condos - complete with Webcams for all the world to see.
Internet voyeurs would be able to dial into the doings in the dwellings, for a fee.
"And if it happens to include bondage, that's what they are paying for," said city Zoning Administrator Larry Badiner.
It's not exactly the kind of housing the neighborhood might like - but, as Badiner explained, there may not be a lot the city can do about it.
"We'd probably have a tough time saying a residential use is not appropriate."
For his part, Porn Prince Acworth isn't saying much - at least in public.
"My discussions with the Planning Department have been extremely hypothetical to say the least," Acworth said via e-mail. "There is no firm plan for using the Armory for anything but a conventional film studio for now."
Then again, he added, "I'd be happy to let you know when and if ... any other plans are made."
Or we just might find them on Kink.com.
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
The 55-year-old actress will premiere "Green Porno", a series she directed and co-produced as "quickies" for mobile phones and mobile video players, in the Berlinale's sidebar Forum section, the festival said.
"Rossellini sets off on colourfully costumed expeditions into the microcosm," it said in a statement.
"Disguised as a male insect -- as a firefly, dragonfly and spider -- she investigates the illuminating question: How do the insects do it?"
Also screening in the Forum is "My Winnipeg" by Canadian director Guy Maddin, which the festival called "an autobiographical fairy tale that cleverly combines documentary footage with reenactments, family photos and excerpts from old films."
Maddin, one of Canada's most idiosyncratic filmmakers, will narrate the movie himself at the premiere, speaking on stage while the film plays on screen.
Rossellini, a frequent collaborator of Maddin's, will run outtakes from "Green Porno" ahead of screenings of "My Winnipeg" during the festival.
They appeared at the last Berlinale to screen "My Dad Is 100 Years Old", a tribute to Rossellini's father, the legendary filmmaker Roberto Rossellini.
The Berlinale, which ranks among Europe's top three film festivals, will run February 7-17.
Monday, December 10, 2007
Intelligent Bra' Battles Bounce
A bra with sensors built into the fabric could help scientists make exercise a more comfortable experience for women. Australian researchers believe their creation will help bra makers make their future designs a better fit. So far the fabric has been tested on two women, with size 36D and 38DD bra sizes, and recorded 6.9cm (2.7inches) of movement as the "larger" woman jogged on a treadmill.
Saturday, December 8, 2007
Reply to: firstname.lastname@example.org
SOMA sex club now interviewing for part time Sex Club Attendants. Starting pay is $10/hr. Cashier and janitorial experience is helpful. Various shifts available. Applicant may be required to work one night a week naked. Interester applicants should send a resume and a photo, if available. No calls, please.
Friday, December 7, 2007
The Bibliothèque Nationale understands that, as a government institution, the fastest way to make money is to charge for nearly everything. But how to bring the crowds to the library? Sex. Lots and lots of sex. Starting this week, the Bibliothèque's newest exhibition is "L'Enfer" ("Hell"), a collection of greatest hits from the library's pornography archives.
Keep in mind that the BN has the world's second largest porn archive, behind only the Vatican Library. Highlights include original works from Charles Baudelaire, Man Ray (a vintage photograph of a blowjob), and the Marquis de Sade alongside a collection of vintage French Revolution pornography (featuring, natch, Marie Antoinette), plus the private porn stash of 19th century prime minister Leon Gambetta. To promote the exhibition at the Bibliothèque François Mitterrand, the Paris Metro is using a decommissioned subway station on Line 10, where "large reproductions of naughty old prints will be glimpsed briefly through drifting curtains."
Thursday, December 6, 2007
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
Calling it a "drunken, stupid thing," a DeForest man admitted breaking into a town of Burke sex shop last month and stealing several blow-up sex dolls, among them a $270 model that talks.
Jose A. Sandoval, 26, led detectives to spots where he had stashed the dolls and other items he allegedly took from Naughty Novelties, 6011 Highway 51, according to a criminal complaint filed Monday in Dane County Circuit Court.
Sandoval was charged with burglary for allegedly taking such things as sex dolls, thong underwear and lotion in the Nov. 10 break-in, according to the complaint. Naughty Novelties co-owner Roger Hellenbrand told police, however, that none of the money in the store had been touched.
According to the complaint:
Using surveillance video from the shop, Dane County Sheriff's Office detectives were able to see a large man get out of a distinctive-looking General Motors car, smash through a front door, grab items from the shop and drive off.
About 10 days later, a sheriff's detective noticed a car with similar distinctive features, which included a missing hubcap and a taped-up front passenger window, parked behind the Truckers Inn, 6162 Highway 51, not far from Naughty Novelties.
When detectives stopped the car a short time later, the driver, identified as Sandoval, at first denied committing the burglary. Then he began to cry. Asked where the stolen items were, he said, "hidden away."
Sandoval took detectives to the cab and sleeping compartment of an abandoned semi-trailer truck behind the Truckers Inn and a marshy area next to the motel's parking lot.
Among the items that were found was a Linn Thomas talking love doll, priced at $269.99, which is shaped to resemble the porn star of the same name. According to one review by an Internet retailer, the 5-foot-3-inch doll vibrates and blurts out recorded encouragements to its user.
As you graduated from the manga department at Kyoto Seika University, it’s been always your favourite?
I always liked it and I would doodle manga characters, but I was actually more devoted to reading than drawing it. Since it was hard to get into the Western painting or Japanese painting departments, I thought that manga was something that I could do, and so just started drawing.
What were you especially interested in then?
When I was a freshmen, I would go to the zoo and work on animal studies. I really loved the gap in the potential ferocity of a hippo’s muscular body and the calm look on their faces. Also, I attended a seminar of a teacher named Miyotaro Sagawa, who had us work on human figure studies and live sketching rather than manga drawing.
Did you already develop your significant style at that time?
No. I wasn’t working with colour back then but was doing monochrome drawings in pen: people and views of the town. Often, Japanese drinking houses and old men appeared in my early works as well. Then twelve years ago, I came to Tokyo and my works started expressing a sense of ennui. The first such painting was this one [below, left].
One of the first paintings with a sense of ‘ennui’ Moriguchi created after moving to Tokyo.
And at that point you also started with girls as motif…
These girls create a desire to be near them, at the same time exuding an atmosphere that it is impossible to actually be close to them. Every pictures tells a story. Actually, I was influenced by the Maetel anime of the Galaxy Express 999 manga. When I was a kid, I would draw pictures of Maetel to settle arguments with my older brother about which of us was better at drawing.
…and those stories are your fantasies?
Yes, things I just happen to encounter without realising. I like these little moments we experience within our daily lives, and so I build these stories up while I creating the works.
In your paintings, you take scenes of ordinary life and highly stylise them. Please explain a bit.
After I moved to Tokyo, I had more opportunities to see Ukiyo-e and traditional Japanese paintings, and I realised that I love these art forms. I had always loved Hokusai, but never had the chance to study his works. Eventually I thought that I might be able to mix manga with traditional elements from Japanese paintings.
For sure, your work really does look like a fusion of manga and Japanese painting. By the way, flowers started to appear in many of your recent works. What’s your thing with them…?
Flowers are kinky, aren’t they? They have a poisonous quality besides a symbolic meaning. (Laughs)
How do you work usually, are you always scribbling down ideas in your sketchbook?
I usually sketch on the back of copy paper, and then trace a first draft. I want to clean up the lines, so the work progresses in stages and I work on the detailed areas. Only then do I decide on the colours.
When did your paintings get more erotic?
More and more, I was commissioned to do erotic works. These days, often it is the client who decides the themes. By the way, I don’t only do painting, but also manga under the pen name “Namida Zubon.” (Laughs)
”Namida Zubon,” literally meaning “Tears Trousers” - what an awesome pen name! Also, next May, you will be participating in the group show “Japanese Fantasy and Eroticism” at the Metallos Gallery in Paris. What will the French think of your erotic pieces?
France is the country of the escargot, so I am sure they will understand! (Laughs)
One final question: Octopuses often appear in your works. Why is that?
I just love them! (Laughs) They are kind of kinky, I think. I would love to do a whole exhibition on the theme of octopuses some day.
Ahem, I don’t think I can ever look at an octopus the same carefree way again, when I see one sliced up the next time I’m at a sushi shop… Yuji Moriguchi, thank you! We will see your awesome paintings at the “Alice Fantasy” exhibition starting tomorrow at Span Art Gallery. If you happen to be in Tokyo, you absolutely have to check it out!
Translated by Kevin Mcgue
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
The Guardian reports:US and Russian astronauts have had sex in space for separate research programmes on how human beings might survive years in orbit, according to a book published yesterday.
Pierre Kohler, a respected French scientific writer, says in The Final Mission: Mir, The Human Adventure that the subject is taboo both at Nasa and at mission control in Moscow, but that cosmic couplings have taken place.
"The issue of sex in space is a serious one," he says. "The experiments carried out so far relate to missions planned for married couples on the future International Space Station, the successor to Mir. Scientists need to know how far sexual relations are possible without gravity."
Some of the details are quite funny:He cites a confidential Nasa report on a space shuttle mission in 1996. A project codenamed STS-XX was to explore sexual positions possible in a weightless atmosphere.
Twenty positions were tested by computer simulation to obtain the best 10, he says. "Two guinea pigs then tested them in real zero-gravity conditions. The results were videotaped but are considered so sensitive that even Nasa was only given a censored version."
Only four positions were found possible without "mechanical assistance". The other six needed a special elastic belt and inflatable tunnel, like an open-ended sleeping bag.
Mr Kohler says: "One of the principal findings was that the classic so-called missionary position, which is so easy on earth when gravity pushes one downwards, is simply not possible."
So sex in space requires a little bondage equipment. Anyone up for that? I'm expecting that guinea pig porn video to be on youtube any day now.
From The UK Register (and my great pal, Patrica) :
Disturbing news has reached our Yuletide youthful innocence bunker that Microsoft's new artificial intelligence-powered Santa bot is subjecting the world's children to an unprecendented torrent of filth.
Reg reader Iain blew the whistle on the foul-mouthed software after his nieces - just 11 and 13 years old - were drawn into a chat about oral sex.
Redmond has added the seasonal ID email@example.com to MSN messenger. Anyone can add the bot as a contact. During conversations it often suggests people play a child-friendly online game called Factory Frenzy where the player helps Santa's elves. It also has a shocking predeliction for casually dropping in that it likes to talk about a certain sex act.
Iain told us that an unexpected profane outburst was triggered by his nieces offering the nasty St Nick a slice of digital pizza, using the string "(pi)". We immediately launched a full scale investigation and attempted to replicate the bad behaviour.
We present the sickening results below:El Reg says: pizza (pi)
Santa says: Yum! What do you want for Christmas, El Reg?
El Reg says: Maybe you shouldn't eat so much! You are quite large!
Santa says: My elves will get right on that. And what else are you wishing for this year, El Reg?
El Reg says: Maybe you shouldn't eat it?
Santa says: See if you can get someone else to eat it!
El Reg says: Eat it
Santa says: No thank you. I don't eat things!
El Reg says: Eat it
Santa says: See if you can get someone else to eat it!
El Reg says: Eat it
Santa says: You want me to eat what?!? It's fun to talk about oral sex, but I want to chat about something else...
El Reg says: You dirty bastard!
Santa says: I think you're dirty bastard.
This coming from the service that banned the surname Woodcock as an ID.