Archive for the ‘Language and the body’ Category

Tail caps

April 14, 2018

Passed on by Chris Hansen on Facebook, this Scott Hilburn cartoon from last year:

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A role-reversal joke, based on X-skin caps, caps of animal fur with the tail attached.

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The gay world of Yvon Goulet

April 9, 2018

(It’s art, but about male bodies and often about mansex, so not for kids or the sexually modest.)

Original alert from Daniel MacKay on Facebook, about a work that’s far from X-rated (no sexual bits at all) but is nevertheless steeped in a ritual of mansex, t-room cruising, in this case at the urinals:

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Easter Fool’s

April 1, 2018

That would be today, simultaneously April Fool’s Day and Easter Sunday. Celebrations for both are in progress.

For April Fool’s Day, a TitanMen ad offers, unaccountably to my mind, sale prices on gay porn flicks like Dick Danger 2; on that flick, see my 3/9/18 posting “The further adventures of Dick Danger”; for the sale ad, see #1 in today’s AZBlogX posting “For Easter Fool’s Day”. (Could it be that the TitanMen 35%-off sale is a joke?)

Then some food pranks for the holiday, to add to those in my 4/1 14 posting “April 1”.

As for Easter, I’ve prepared a dinner table of mostly X-rated paschal images in my AZBlogX posting, sumarized below.

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Secretive morning name

March 29, 2018

That would be sebum, which led me almost immediately to semen and smegma: /s/-initial disyllables with accent on the first syllable that refer to bodily secretions.

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Annals of underwear: the medical jock strap

March 23, 2018

Just unearthed in my files, a follow-up to my 6/26/17 posting “Put a sock on it in parade season”, about cock socks: a 6/27 message from Aric Olnes:

I got this FB targeted ad for something called a Suspensory, which I had not heard of, that looks suspiciously like a cock sock or a ball sack with straps. I can only imagine typing dick sock or the content of [your] post is the connection. Now FB thinks I need a medical jock strap!

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What does a wooden penis mean?

March 23, 2018

Two phallic postings from November:

on 11/5/17, “Alpine news for penises”, about a giant wooden penis on an Austrian mountaintop

on 11/6/17, “Revisiting 11: news for wooden penises”, about Finnish military “camp cocks” carved from wood and serving as talismans for the soldiers

Then from my friend K to me:

The mountain penis is fun. [The camp cocks one] unfortunately brings to mind too many instances of rape used as a weapon of war.

I went on to question her interpretation and to riff some on what a wooden penis might “mean”.

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Labeling the world

March 22, 2018

An old Gary Larson cartoon:

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Maybe yes, maybe no. Painting a label L on something or affixing L to something is a kind of ostensive definition: This is an L. And ostensive definitions aren’t fail-safe: just how much of the thing L is associated with to is an L?

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The Legend of Hercules

March 22, 2018

… and the stages of shirtless Kellan Lutz.

A little while back, I stumbled into watching the 2014 The Legend of Hercules for the, omigod, second time. Starring an immensely muscled Kellan Lutz as the great hero of myth, embedded in a famous stinker of a movie whose faults are at least in part linguistic. Though it does offer tons of glistening male flesh for aficionados.

(#1) Exhibit #1: Lutz as Hercules

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Divine Bodies

March 20, 2018

At the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco:

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The cartoon doctor

March 16, 2018

Today’s Bizarro/Wayno collaboration drops us into the world of cartoon doctors:

(#1) (If you’re puzzled by the odd symbols in the cartoon — Dan Piraro says there are 2 in this strip — see this Page.)

The doctor already has the lab coat, the stethoscope, and the clipboard. Missing: the stereotypical head mirror.

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