Media Images of ‘Hunks’ Spur Body Anxieties in Men
File this one in the “No shit!” category. It’s amazing that someone is just now studying this… Yes, it really IS possible for men to feel insecure about their bodies. I know there’s a general perception out there that men are happy-go-lucky, carefree beings who couldn’t care less about their own images, but as a man who has spent many years being dissatisfied with his own body (to various degrees), I can tell you that it’s bullshit. Men DO care about what they look like, and we ARE affected by those perfect images in the media which are so prevalent, no matter how hard we try to ignore them. This is what the “image industry” (fashion, entertainment, etc.) does: it tells you how ugly you are and shows you a picture of what they say you should look like. And at some point, everyone takes the bait and falls for it. Why do you think some of these gym rats spend 3 hours a day working out?
U.S. Agent Suspended for Anti-Muslim Graffiti
Oh, lovely…another religious zealot abusing his position of power to force his beliefs on others. This is just intolerable, but again, it’s what we should expect out of people like this. “You will believe MY way or NO way at all, because I have the TRUTH!” Yeah, whatever. Shaddap!
DoubleClick to Pay $450,000 to Settle Privacy Probe
Yes, these marketing scum will be paying a huge fine, but they’ll still be able to track where you go and what you do on the web. It’s another great argument for the use of ad filtering software.
Third “American Pie” in the Oven
Why? Oh dear God, why? The first two were bad enough, but a third installment of this cinematic tripe is just unbearable. Did you notice how many DVD versions of the American Pie movies they made? At least 3 of each. I don’t want to see the shelves of my local Best Buy clogged with “AP3: The Version You’ve Never Seen!” and “AP3: The Totally Hot Unrated Version!” and “AP3: The Version With More Stuff!” They’re CRAP films for people with CRAP tastes in films. (Do you get the impression that I don’t like these movies?)
Lobsters, caviar and brandy for MPs at summit on starvation
This is too outrageous for words. Just read it, and be angry.
New from McDonald’s: the McAfrika burger (don’t tell the 12m starving)
Oh, this is just disgusting. But hey, it’s McDonald’s. What else can you expect?
Nevada county, gay student settle lawsuit
Yes! Good for you, kid. That’ll be a nice, loud message to all those thick-headed teachers and administrators who refuse to do anything about abused students: it’s wrong, and it’s going to cost them BIG.
Priest Slaps Kid at Baptism
More great P.R. for priests, eh?
Myths Studied for Tsunami Clues
This isn’t a moronic story…it’s a very interesting one. I absolutely believe that clues to our ancient history can be found in our myths. For more detailed info on this subject, check out Fingerprints of the Gods by Graham Hancock. It’s extremely interesting.