All Manner of Things

Man, Justin – I’m really sorry to hear what happened over there in London. That’s got to be very jarring, even after all the IRA stuff. Chris, I’m glad you’re up in York! Tell me what you’re thinking, guys.

I used to take the train at King’s Cross all the time. It’s hard to even imagine this.

I can’t imagine it’s slowing people down there much, though. Everyone seems to always just plow through whatever comes their way.

Here’s hoping Muswell Hill stays safe.

So in the spirit of carrying on, how about bisexuality in men? A recent study at Northwestern shows that 75% of men who identify themselves as bisexual are actually turned on 4 times as much by men as women (according to little sensors, which I’m actually a little curious about).

That, according to a New York Times article, Straight, Gay or Lying? Bisexuality Revisited.

So, there are more than a few of you “straight” guys getting this right now who have been with men, or have thought about it. What say you to that? Come on, don’t be shy… 😉

Also, it was great learning that the Supreme Court has ruled that the government can seize our property at any time for land developers. That’s cool.

Johnny passed along a great quote from George Carlin:

THE CONSTITUTION

“They keep talking about drafting a Constitution for Iraq. Why don’t we just give them ours? It was written by a lot of really smart guys, it’s worked for over 200 years and we’re not using it anymore.”

And here’s something Sheli sent recently that may help scientifically explain why a 13 year old can purchase a high voltage defibrulator but not a codom:

A major research institution has just announced the discovery of the heaviest
element yet known to science. The new element has been named Governmentium.

Governmentium has one neutron, 12 assistant neutrons, 75 deputy neutrons, and
224 assistant deputy neutrons, giving it an atomic mass of 311. These 311
particles are held together by forces called morons, which are surrounded by
vast quantities of lepton-like particles called peons.

Since Governmentium has no electrons, it is inert. However, it can be detected
as it impedes every reaction with which it comes in contact. A minute amount
of Governmentium causes a reaction that takes four days to complete what would
normally take less than a second.

Governmentium has a half-life of four years. It does not decay but instead
undergoes a reorganization in which a portion of the assistant neutrons and
deputy neutrons exchange places. In fact, Governmentium’s mass will actually
increase over time, since each reorganization will cause more morons to become
neutrons, forming isodopes.

This characteristic of moron-promotion leads some scientists to believe that
Governmentium is formed whenever morons reach a certain quantity in
concentration. This hypothetical quantity is referred to as “Critical Morass.”

When catalyzed with money, Governmentium becomes Administratium – an element
which radiates just as much energy, since it has half as many peons but twice
as many morons.

And finally, another fun fact about Seattle and it’s wonderfulness. Apparently the first female executive of a major American city was Bertha Knight Landes, who was mayor of Seattle in 1926.

Of course, Gary Locke was the first Asian American to hold a governorship, and that was Washington.

I wonder who was the first gay guy to be a governor? Guess it’s hard to know for sure. But wasn’t there some kind of scandal about one recently?

Oh yeah. I have a little survey up, too, on the little radio station. It’s interesting what people have to say. So far, out of the things that people like and don’t like – most people like being employed just as well as being unemployed. Everything else varies wildly from person to person. Except for the one about touching themselves. Everyone seems to really like that. Even more than pizza.