February 18th, 2008

The Mosquito

They've invented a device in the UK called The Mosquito.

The premise of it is this - there are certain frequencies that most people can no longer hear after they turn about 25. So, if you have rowdy teens hanging around your street or your shop you can just blast the motherfucker sky high. It will drive the teens crazy, give them migraine headaches and in general get them to go the fuck away. All the while not bothering your older patrons at all.

I can see the attraction in it. There has been more than one occasion where I've been stuck on a train car with three or four hoodie dudes blasting rap or rasta while everyone else on the car was trying to sleep. Something that would send them into another car would have been nice.

On the other hand, it's pretty fucking Orwellian in that it doesn't discriminate at all. It hurts every young person in the area - whether they are being a dick or not.

This is why I tend to prefer a taser or a cattle prod - because it has roughly the same effect, but you can pick which douchebag you want to suffer.

On the other hand, it would be fun as all hell to hide about five of these devices in the local high school, not tell anyone, and then crank them the fuck up.

Imagine dozens of teenagers trying to complain about a weird noise to all of their completely clueless teachers.

It would be a wonderful, "Dude, what the fuck?" moment.

Jonesing For It

Rome Girl and I watched the trailer for the new Indiana Jones movie this weekend. The trailer looks good and there is no question that I'll see the movie.

But I worry.

1. I can't remember the last fun, entertaining movie Stephen Speilberg made. But I do remember just how shitty A.I. was and it seems like for a decade at least "A Stephen Speilberg Film" has been a synonym for "Boring Oscar Bait." In fact, I just checked IMDB and the last film he directed that I enjoyed watching was Jurassic Park which came out in 1993. Really, really not a good sign. (Note: I'm not saying that Schindler's List which came out that same year was a bad film - but I wouldn't actually it's an "enjoyable film." )

2. We know what George Lucas is like when he revisits franchises after a decade or more. I am one of the biggest Star Wars geeks in the world and while I loved "Revenge of the Sith" even I can't justify Phantom Menace.

3. I worry that Harrison Ford will look silly as an aging Indy.

Work Bitching

I'm doing the last of the Gay Travel Guides today and it's a guide to Los Cabos.

Where, I shit you not:

1. There are no gay beaches.

2. Most of the beaches are too dangerous to swim in.

3. There are no gay cruising areas. I shit you not. Even the gay cruising sites that list cruising parks in Tehran say there are no parks or beaches to cruise in in Los Cabos. (If you are curious, the Park Laleh, is the hot spot for public anonymous gay sex in Iran.)

4. No pride festivals, gay film festival or related things.

5. No museums.

I have no idea what I'm going to do with this one. Even the Los Cabos tourists sites seem more impressed with the fact that Sammy Hagar lives and owns a bar there than they do with anything else.


Ginch Gonch

When you go the the Gay.com guide to Mexico, the banner ad that pops up reads "Underwear That Makes You Feel Like A Kid!"

Is that a good thing?

I clicked on the link and it brought me to Ginch Gonch Underwear, which advertises itself like this:

Do you remember what life was like as a child? Well, you can recapture those memories by getting into a pair of Ginch Gonch underwear, not just any underwear. It has to be a pair of Ginch Gonch underwear!

I can't decide if that's creepy or funny.


Tempting Fate

Roughly six weeks before her death, Marilyn Monroe sat for a series of photos that would become known as The Last Sitting. In some of the photos she was nude, in some she wasn't, but they were the last photos ever taken of her and they have a weird sexual, and yet tragic beauty.

In this month's New York Magazine, Linsdy Lohan recreates all of the photos.

They are beautiful. Though, given the circumstances of LiLo's life lately I don't know if I'd temp karma and fate quite as much as she is by having them taken.

I'll put one example under the cut. I'm honestly not sure if they are safe for most work spaces or not. You see a bit of butt and nipple in some, but not all, of the photos, but they are clearly works of art. Almost museum quality, so I don't know if that mitagates safe for workness or not.

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