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“Happy” Valentine’s Day

Posted in Aggravations, sex, Thoughts with tags , , , , , , on February 14, 2011 by Mitch Leuraner

… because she has long forgotten the “thought” that counted at Christmas.

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Not a LEGO set that I ever got for Christmas…

Posted in Finds, sex with tags , , , on October 2, 2010 by Mitch Leuraner

A friend sent me the  these photos the other day.  I’d give some credit, or even some context, but he just got them from a friend who got them from a friend…

All I know for sure is that nobody ever bought me this set when I was a kid, and I didn’t see it for sale in the LEGO Store when I was in Frankfurt.

And yet, whoever made the photos but nice, official-looking logos on them. Still, I am going to go out on a limb here and say that these are probably not shots for the new LEGO catalogue.

Somehow the pixelation is sort of reminiscent of online porn from back in the dial-up days.

Don’t pretend like you don’t know what I am talking about.

Sebastian Errazuriz: Death stats and fashion

Posted in Finds, sex, Thoughts with tags , , , , , , , , , , on September 6, 2010 by Mitch Leuraner

I just came across this piece by Sebastian Errazuriz.  I think that the statistics are what’s important here, so I’ll keep my thoughts on the piece’s validity as art. It’s certainly a striking comparison.

Apparently, Errazuriz gathered the statistics on his own and created this on the wall outside his own studio in Brooklyn.

In case you are wondering, Errazuriz is indeed the same man who brought us last year’s Zipper Dress.

Chatroulette remodeling?

Posted in Finds, Random, sex with tags , , , , on August 23, 2010 by Mitch Leuraner

It seems that everyone’s favourite random penis viewer video chat site, Chatroulette, has been taken offline while changes are made.

The site’s spartan video chat page has been replaced with an announcement stating:

The experiment #1 is over now. Thanks for participating. Renewed and updated version of the website will be launched today.

Anybody know what “the experiment #1” actually was?

Cheap haircuts are not a ‘right’!

Posted in Finds, sex, Thoughts with tags , , , , , on July 16, 2010 by Mitch Leuraner

Source: Susan Burgess/CBC

Jayda Kelsall is complaining that she was refused service by Imperial Barber Shop on Bank St.  Apparently, the barber shop always turns away women, suggesting that they go upstairs to a hair salon directly above the shop. Kelsall thinks that her ‘rights’ have been violated and that Imperial should cut people’s hair “regardless of what’s between their legs.”

I’m not sure that protecting women from expensive hair cuts was quite what the framers of our constitution had in mind.  You do not have a right to cheap haircuts.

I’ll admit, if I had been the owner of that barber shop I wouldn’t have let her gender be a reason to refuse service – I would have sent her away simply for having a mohawk.  It’s not 1985.

My new favourite artist: Irina Davis

Posted in Finds, sex with tags , , , , , , , on July 2, 2010 by Mitch Leuraner

Annushka - by Irina Davis (Source: http://www.irinadavis.com/)

I came across Irina Davis’ website completely by accident, and it caused me to spend nearly two hours looking for more information about her and her work. At first I thought that the images were of amazing sculptures – along the lines of Ron Mueck.  The way that the women look so perfectly… perfect, I presumed that they couldn’t be real.  But, incredibly, her images are all photographs of real women.  In her own words:

Because of the devastation of World War II, Russian “girls” in the ’40s and ’50s were taught to be tough and work hard.   I am saddened by the fact that Russia never had the chance to enjoy the happy pin-up times of America’s postwar period. In fact, cheerful American pin-up art was considered in Soviet Russia to be politically incorrect, decadent and flat-out immoral, the product of a culture that could never understand the true nature of the human condition.

By photographing exclusively Russian immigrant women in traditional all-American pin-up poses, I am inventing my own genre of Russian pin-up.  My concept is to portray pure beauty, femininity and sexuality, not to objectify but to empower. To those who identify the clues in my work, hidden to most non-Russian eyes, I am telling the story of a crisis of Russian national identity, and the frustration and confusion of self-identification with the Old Country, the New World and a diaspora caught between them. My goal is to bridge the gap and seduce the spectator with alluring imagery, trapping him into empathizing with a foreign element.

Definitely check out the link to her site. It’s well worth your time.

Chloe

Posted in Finds, Movies, sex, Thoughts with tags , , , , , on April 25, 2010 by Mitch Leuraner

I don’t usually care much for the so-called “erotic thriller”.  I find that most attempts to combine these two very different types  of imagery tend to be slow and disjointed. Even when the “thrilling” scenes are done right they seem so far removed from the eroticism, and the two themes end up being noticeably separated by dull, though certainly artful, pauses.

That being said, I saw Chloe today.

ChloeI’d like to say that I was drawn to the film simply because of the mixed reviews. In fact, I do tend to seek out films that cause noticeable critical disagreement – there’s just something uninspiring about seeing a movie that everyone agrees is good.

But in this case, truly, I was just curious about the love scene between Amanda Seyfried and Julianne Moore. There, I said it. Let’s move on.

Over all, the film was enjoyable. Yes, of course the eroticism was definitely effective, but it was actually the tension between Seyfried and Moore that really won me over. Their characters spend quite a bit of the film in awkward conversation, and that awkwardness is palpable.

My only real complaint is that you see the “big twist” coming a mile away. But in the end, being able to predict the tragic mistake doesn’t  detract from its impact at all.

Bottom line: this one is definitely worth seeing.

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