’63 Pre-Owned Classic! Excellent Condition! Only One Owner!

“The original coffin in which suspected Kennedy assassin Lee Harvey Oswald was buried will go on the block on Dec. 16, with bids starting at $1,000… Oswald was buried in the casket until 1981, when a legal dispute between his widow and brother led to an exhumation.” [MSNBC, via Political Wire]


And I thought I’d have no good ideas for Christmas presents this year.

So what do the Antiques Roadshow appraisers say it’s worth?

Um. Er. I bet even Ripley’s would pass on this. I hope.

@Dave H: Heh.

Ad at left, for me, is for SkyAngel – Faith and Family TV. Think I’d rather have NFL ticket, thank you.

My ad is Mac stuff from QuiBids — apparently “Department stores are ripping [me] off!” And I’m sure the QuiBids stuff is legit. I’ll stick with NewEgg and the Apple Store, fuckyouverymuch, QuiBids

Ah. Now I’ve got a Groupon Ad for museum tix to see a real dinosaur fossil. I’m sure it’s about 5,000 years old.

Over 40 and single? Meet Real, Sincere Daters [who will slash your throat and heave your dumbass carcass into the nearest river].


Warning: this comic occasionally contains strong language (which may be unsuitable for children), unusual humor (which may be unsuitable for adults), and advanced mathematics (which may be unsuitable for liberal-arts majors).

@JNOV: You seen my 330 million year old tree bark fossil? I’ll post a pick in tha club. Found it when I was deer hunting one day. Although I have a 5 x 5 elk rack in the garage, the fossil is quite a trophy itself.

@JNOV: Ha! That is probably quite likely, if the comments on Jezebel’s “tell us your online dating horror story” post is any indication.

@JNOV: “Say hell to my leetle fren’.”

@TJ/ Jamie Sommers /TJ: Friend of Mrs RML’s went to an online dating site and who does she pull? My friend The Dog who has been my delinquent best friend since 1980. (You know, throwing Dos Equis bottles out the sunroof of a VW Rabbit on a full moon night, one guy getting hammered on a camping and fishing trip becauase he’s getting married, the other guy getting fucked up because he’s getting divorced, football games, jail, confidant, brothas of a different motha, etc., ) Awkward, but funny.

Mrs RML’s friend actually got paired with someone of a similar background for a date – affluent East Coaster with family conflicts and elite education in New Mexico to hang (help) with realer people and live in poverty mitigated by the occasional $10,000 check from home but not be a ski/rafting/climbing bum because art/community work is so fulfilling here amongst Those Who Need It. It’s my understanding that the spent the weekend trying to out humble each other.

This coffin: it comes with original lining?

@TJ/ Jamie Sommers /TJ: Let’s see. How do I put this? Met one dude in CA. Went out a couple of times. Had some major fun. Nice fellow. Met another dude out this way, and I’m lucky to be alive. I’m not pressing my luck anymore.

ADD: Wow. Memory is failing. There used to be a bod mod site called Inked Nation. It’s been down for some time now. Anyway, there was a community discussion board, and I met someone with an ampallang just to see what it was all about. I think I’m pretty much done with mod, but I wanted to see an ampallang in the flesh. Dude was totally harmless and very nice.

@JNOV: Interesting. I’ve never tried it myself, mainly because I hate people. And talking.

I went to undergrad with a lot of those types.

@TJ/ Jamie Sommers /TJ: Ha! Really, it’s not worth it unless you’re very, very bored, careless with your safety and wanna see an ampallang.

@JNOV: Jesus Fuck, girl, gotta warn us. Now I went and Googled ampallang. Too fucking early in the morning.

@SanFranLefty: Uh. Oh. Sorry. ::smirk:: Promise to warn from now on. Heh. ::smirk::

@SanFranLefty: Don’t google Prince Albert or “PA.” They’ve totally jumped the shark with that one.

This discussion kinda merges with Benedick’s assessment of art including that which shocks and why. When is the body an appropriate canvas? What exactly is bod mod?

Some say everything from makeup, hair dye, and body building to implants (not the kid you get from a plastic surgeon — think magnets in fingertips or silicone horns) qualify. Others see a difference between superficial and permanent mods, and once one goes permanent (tattoos, scarification, even ear piercings (not just gauges) that never close), some say you’ve crossed a line into freakville.

When does a tame personal kink (I think most people have them even if they’re never articulated or acted upon) become fringe or hardcore?

I was into this stuff for a while — just dipping in a toe. I’m fascinated by people with mods, by the process, by the sub sub cultures competing for authenticity(?).

My mods are tame compared to the stuff you see in Modify and Sick. I’m annoyed by the folks who go all tribal without an understanding of the tribal art and rituals they co-opt (e.g. suspension stolen from the Sun Dance). That really bugs me.

What is art?


Heh – reminds me of a guy at a D&D game years ago that wanted to make his character a “master felcher” (to make arrows). He was a little sheltered, and nobody wanted to explain to him what we were all snickering about. He did a Google Image Search on that and was, um, “enlightened”. ;)

@al2o3cr: Ha! I still enjoy throwing out “merkin” whenever I’m able.

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