Random stuff, 5

* My parents in law from France are visiting for a few days. My father in law was impressed by my iPod Touch, so he got one too a few hours after arriving.

* Solomon Chase’s “Rainy Day” video is now the most “liked” HV20 video ever on Vimeo as well, with 97 likes so far. It’s also on the top-15 of all of their HD videos. Deserves it every bit. Additionally, 2/3s out of all HD videos are made with the HV20!

* Am I to believe that this woman didn’t sue 20 years after the fact just because the rapist now has money? Sorry, but I think $$ spoke here.

* The new “Lost” season starts tomorrow, and I personally can’t wait for it. I noticed that all these months absolutely no spoilers were leaking online, and suddenly this last month they are. Which means that the people who leak the info are journalists who get review copies, and not the people who actually work on “Lost”. At least it’s nice to know that your co-workers are trustworthy. Update: Awesome! South Park “Lost” characters.

* Why people think that it’s gross to not shave your pits or legs? Why is it gross to be NORMAL? I don’t get this. In fact, back in the ’70s in northern European countries women would not shave. But now, everyone does (yes, myself included, I wouldn’t want to bare the stigma). However, remember, the reason why men like shaved women is just because of an evolutionary reason: non-hairy women are very young, and therefore more fertile and therefore it’s part of men’s instincts to go for teens (and even pre-teens). But we are — or we should be — over that by now. Look past your raw instincts people! Free yourselves from pre-set thought.

And that’s one thing. I can’t (sexually) stand men who shave their bodies. It ain’t natural…


Paul wrote on January 30th, 2008 at 10:43 PM PST:

Hi Eugenia,
Just a little comment (it’s the only time I’ve done this..) but its concerning the rape victim in the UK. What the report from CNN doesn’t say (but the bbcnews.com does) is that in the UK you couldn’t, at the time, sue someone in a civil court for that kind of thing. She was awarded only £5000 at the time from a compensation fund. Today, unfortunately, we live in a world where money “seems” to buy closure and that’s what she went for. The guy bought a ticket while still in prison and serving his sentence (he got the ticket while being on a “release day”) so I think SHE should benefit rather than some guy who can rape then get £7 MILLION and live it large in a mansion.

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Eugenia wrote on January 30th, 2008 at 10:53 PM PST:

I don’t see why you could not be compensated about it 20 years ago. You could. The only difference between then and now is that he now has money. But thing is, the case is closed, the guy got caught, received life in prison, and that’s that. The fact that he now has money should not be of interest anymore to this woman, because justice DID prevail on the original judgment, according to the law. Asking for “more” after all these years just doesn’t make sense to me.

Maybe we should re-open the AT&T vs IBM case too, as now these companies have more money too. It’s frivolous.

Jim wrote on January 30th, 2008 at 11:39 PM PST:

I wanted to talk about body hair, but figure I’d put my foot in my mouth. I must admit, I do like it when the shave above their lip if they have hair there, but in general, I have never been offended by women body hair and if they don’t shave it is a sign of independence from fashion.

hobo wrote on January 31st, 2008 at 12:16 AM PST:

Ok, women with unnatural moustache may not look very feminine nor attractive… But other than that, natural is cool (or hot). There’s nothing wrong with women’s natural hair, many men seem to like it. Women don’t often understand that men like much more natural looks of women (for example, curvy and not extremely thin) than women themselves think. It is just the fashion business with its twisted ideals and values that puts all sorts of odd fashion ideals to women’s heads, and let’s be frank, many if not most women’s beauty ideals seem to be taken from fashion magazines.

Paul wrote on January 31st, 2008 at 12:19 AM PST:

Hi Eugenia, You couldn’t be compensated 20 yrs ago because that was the law !!
Also, he did get “life” but unfortunately, in most countries, life does not mean life and he was released in 2005 !! The guy had multiple sentences, multiple rapes and then he gets to sit in a lovely house with £7 million in the bank. I agree that the system played its course but there has to be some sort of social justice in our mad and crazy world. Please do not think I’m a free, tree loving liberal or some sort of mad right wing nut but just a guy who thinks that common sense should come back into the world. I totally agree that all these “suing claims” are getting out of hand and are totally off the planet but if some judges and attonery generals could just come back down to earth the world would be a better place. I mean, how could anyone sue Macdonalds because their coffee was too hot???how could anyone sue some micro wave oven because it didn’t say you couldn’t dry your cat in it???how could any woman sue an alcohol company because it didn’t say on the bottle that your baby woulf be deformed??? I mean, come on !! This money grabbing legal suing has got to stop…and the only real winners are the bloody lawyers !!
Here’s a link to the bbc site about this guy…makes interesting reading. Link1, Link 2

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Eugenia wrote on January 31st, 2008 at 12:42 AM PST:

Some interesting articles on armpit/leg shaving, apparently it started as an ad campaign by a company in the beginning of last century. Go figure.

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Eugenia wrote on January 31st, 2008 at 12:44 AM PST:

>The guy had multiple sentences, multiple rapes and then he gets to sit in a lovely house with £7 million in the bank.

If he carried out his sentences according to the law, why not? Your reaction is emotional, not logical. He got lucky and he won the lottery. That’s just luck. But for everything else, he paid what the law asked of him, and that was a prison sentence. The fact that the law might not have allowed for compensation back then, well, bad luck for the women! The law is the law, and justice was served.

BTW, please use HTML for links on this blog, thx.

Jim wrote on January 31st, 2008 at 9:56 AM PST:

Well, my body is naturally smooth, I can grow a little mushtashe and goatee my grandkids call it a growtee.

I also have a little body hair in the other places to be expected, but other than that it is smooth. It is my native heritage and so I had nothing to do with it.
It helps at my age because often we can only talk about what we used to do so easily, but I still get kissed before I get tucked in and so for some of us males smooth is what is natural!
PS, thank God my head isn’t smooth, altho I have been told that God only made a few perfect heads, the rest he covered with hair

Nita wrote on January 31st, 2008 at 12:34 PM PST:

I actually kinda like hairless men :3 Especially with some muscle (thought not too much, it’s just plain ugly!).. Mmm.. *drool*

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