Today In Rape Culture: Boob Joke Rape


A lot of stuff happened yesterday. Some of the stuff that happened was important. This wasn’t one of those things:

Jennifer Lopez received a live cleavage compliment on Sunday while announcing a winner at the Golden Globe Awards in a revealing dress.

The 45-year-old singer and actress wore a stunning Zuhair Murad gown with a plunging neckline to the awards ceremony and co-presenter Jeremy Renner, 44, couldn’t help but comment.

The pair were presenting the award for best actor in a television mini-series or movie when Jennifer volunteered to open the envelope and reveal the winner.

‘You want me to do it? I have the nails,’ Jennifer asked sweetly.
‘You have the globes, too,’ Jeremy quipped before they presented the award to Billy Bob Thornton for his work in Fargo.


The twitterverse reeled in shock:

Actually, I’m surprised that there wasn’t more outrage. But it was a Sunday night, and I have faith that the usual suspects will soon be posting feminist screeds about the incident. The humorless fanatics on the left are quite predictable.

I, on the other hand, thought it was (mildly) funny. Yes, it was silly and juvenile, but so is most humor. At least he didn’t make jokes about drugging and raping women.

I started watching the Golden Globes last night but turned it off shortly after Renner’s joke, but not because of it. I don’t know whether I should be ashamed or proud but I’ve never seen 90% of the shows and movies that were nominated for awards. Most of them I have never even heard of, and the ones I have heard of don’t sound interesting.

Last night’s show deserved an award for the most political correctness crammed into three hours. They even had some guy come out and give a speech about freedom of expression. Apparently political correctness is now considered edgy and brave in Hollywood.

In other news, my heater has stopped heating. The fan still works, but only cold air comes out. The kitties don’t seem to mind, but they have fur coats. It is currently 61 degrees in my house. That’s what Californians call a “weenie-shrinker.”

I’m going back to bed so I can get under the covers.


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161 Responses to Today In Rape Culture: Boob Joke Rape

  1. Myiq2xu says:

    If you know any Dallas Cowboy fans, be extra nice to them today. They are suffering from severe butt-hurt.

    • DeniseVB says:

      …..especially when your backup team is Denver 😦

      • Myiq2xu says:

        I’m rooting for the Colts. I want a Colts vs Packers Superbowl, with the Colts winning. Green Bay is my second choice. If it ends up being Patriots vs. Seahawks I may not watch, even if that means missing the Katy Perry halftime show that they have been advertising all season.

        Seriously – who watches the halftime show anyway? Halftime is for going pee, running to the store for more food and/or beer, and talking to your wife (assuming she’s still talking to you.)

        • swanspirit says:

          I don’t care anymore about the superbowl , since the Ravens are out , except I am hoping those sneaky Pats lose.

        • driguana says:

          Gotta agree with you on this one. The Colts and Packers both played really well but are still the underdogs….so, go Underdogs!!! The playoff games, once again, have been great. The next two games should also be good and let’s hope it is a decent Super Bowl game.

    • HELENK3 says:

      we Eagles fans are not nice and we do not like Dallas

    • DandyTIger says:

      Go Packers! Colts is my second choice. Patriots or Seahawks, eh, whatever.

  2. DeniseVB says:

    Lopez loves the attention and why double-stick tape is her friend. I’m sure that joke was scripted too, Hollywood dimbulbs are not that quick on their feet. In fact, they have rehearsals for that mindless banter.

    Remember this dress? “Rapists” are still talking about it 😉

    http://i.huffpost.com/gen/925209/thumbs/o-JENNIFER-LOPEZ-VERSACE-DRESS-570.jpg?13

    • piper says:

      A woman’s best friend – double sided sticky tape Let’s remember to mention those globes are also man-made.

    • elliesmom says:

      If she didn’t want men (and women) to notice her breasts, she’d cover them up. If we’re supposed to notice, but be too polite to say anything, then that’s acknowledging baring her breasts like that is something people in a “polite society” don’t do. I think it’s a real belly laugh. We’re supposed to embrace “let it all hang out”, dancing naked is sexually empowering, single moms and baby daddies, and the whole hook up culture, But we’re supposed to return to Victorian sensibilities about how women are treated.

      • Myiq2xu says:

        If she didn’t want men (and women) to notice her breasts, she’d cover them up.

        VICTIM BLAMING!!!!

      • votermom says:

        Yes, exactly. Imagine how insultef JLo would be if she didn’t get compliments on her boobage.

        • DeniseVB says:

          Or referred to them as “pancakes” not “globes” 😉

          • swanspirit says:

            The Golden Globe awards have a “globes joke” every year. I didn’t watch the show either, and I usually watch just to see the gowns, but I couldn’t muster enough interest, and Tina Fey just makes me nauseous. I ended up watching a nature show.

      • Underwhelmed says:

        Couldn’t agree more. Whenever I do watch this kind of show (or see photos from the red carpet) I’m forever saying, Oh honey, put your tits away! The hypocrisy is astounding. Let me show you my tits. But if you dare acknowledge that you saw them, you’re an evil wannabe rapist. These tools make me so tired.

  3. piper says:

    Now you tell me

    • Somebody says:

      I’ve never taken a selfie in my life, at least on purpose. I did take several random selfies inadvertently with my first iphone. All them with the same squinting face, because I was really just trying to see what time it was without my glasses, LOL! My kids LOVED those pictures, along with random pictures of my feet or shopping cart!

  4. HELENK3 says:

    http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2015/01/12/kerry-on-quibbling-over-white-house-skipping-paris-march-i-was-first-in-the-world-to-condemn-attacks/

    Kerry on quibbling over white house skipping Paris march.

    the backtrack bunch is so dense they make Forrest Gump look like a Rhodes Scholar

    • swanspirit says:

      For someone who never seems to miss a photo op, and for someone who told us we should be more like Europe;Obama missed out on a big opportunity not attending that rally . I think he is just a big old chickenshit coward.
      For someone who took the attack so personally because “he speaks French” Kerry also chickened out . Gutless wonders this administration.
      And Biden needs too much supervision to be allowed out in public in a different country. His dementia is probably progressing.

      • catarina says:

        Obama didn’t go because he is a lazy, conceited fuck. And, football.
        Alternate theory: the young, blonde Danish PM Obama took the grinning selfies with at the Mandela funeral was there. So Michele put her foot down and grounded him rather than be publicly humiliated a-gain.

        Biden, OHGOD. Dementia, yes.
        He’d have stood next to Bibi smiling and waving like a baboon.
        There are comments on Jake Tapper’s CNN article about the Big O No Show that actually say things like, “Yeahbut, Bush was worse, and 911..” The last of the brain dead Obots.

  5. piper says:

    49er Dweet, B
    Bad boy – video was hilarious, have seen this type of maneuver before by both sexes though never 5 minutes to execute a 3 point turn. Thank goodness she was driving a compact not an SUV

    • Somebody says:

      3 point turns are a bitch after a bottle of 151 proof rum! Pro-tip, never attempt a 3 point turn between two gas islands, especially if you just polished off a bottle of rum.

      • piper says:

        Somebody, LOL
        You’re as bad as 49er. Was in Tampa last year and was introduced to Mud Slides – great drink but after several I’m not sure I could find my car keys let alone reverse out of my long drive. Have to be careful as I have a cop living next door with another one down the street.

        • Somebody says:

          I was 16 just got my first car and for some stupid reason decided to celebrate with some friends and a bottle of 151 rum. I was the first in my group of friends to have my own car. We had been cruising earlier before we started drinking and my gas tank was almost on empty. For some stupid reason rather than drive the three blocks home from my friend’s house or walk, I left the neighborhood and headed to the gas station. I guess because my ignorant drunken brain knew I needed gas.

          That was the one and only day of my teenage life I owned a car, LOL! I pulled up with the gas tank on the wrong side and the rest is history. I hit another car that was at one of the pumps. I was lucky I didn’t end up in jail. It was all settled on the QT, my dad sold my car to pay for the damages to the other vehicle. I was an adult and married before I ever owned another car.

          In fact to this very day, my mother will not allow me to drive her car. My parents told me that day that I’d never drive any vehicle with their name on it again. My parents later divorced and I took care of my father who had ALS. I drove my dad’s car, as he preferred his car to mine. My mother, however, still hasn’t forgiven me. In fact in this past December we threw a surprise party for my sister and we needed to move my mother’s car so my sister wouldn’t see it and be tipped off. My mom had a conniption fit and insisted that my husband or my son move her car that I was NOT allowed to drive her car, LOL! Whatevs!

          • piper says:

            So sorry to hear that your mother hasn’t let go of that misbehavior.
            My later life philosophy is forget, forgive and move on – life is really too short. As teenagers we did a lot of goofy stupid antics like drag racing up a major boulevard in Detroit, driving to Toledo to drink (could drink there at age 18), indulging in Boone’s Farm(horrible stuff), mooning on 1-94, and more. We survived with a few scraps and bruises, no one was injured, eventually we grew up to become matured productive adults.

        • 49erDweet says:

          Be careful of them on days off, too.

    • 49erDweet says:

      I know. It was just precious. I’ll go stand in the corner now.

  6. HELENK3 says:

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/kentucky-newspaper-prank-cops-shoot-minorities

    this sick joke cost the two people involved their jobs. Good

  7. HELENK3 says:

    http://weaselzippers.us/210719-report-french-president-asked-netahnyahu-not-to-attend-anti-terrorism-rally-in-paris-netanyahu-went-anyway/

    this is interesting. French president did not want Netanyahu at the march.
    no wonder Jews feel they should leave France.

    • DeniseVB says:

      Nobody backs “Bibi” into a corner 🙂 My gut feeling is that Obama was not invited either, then again, it’s Prom King status or nothing with this guy.

    • DeniseVB says:

      Love Crowder ! His early youtube stuff was better than his newer stuff, hope he finds his niche soon, he should be a Red Eye regular 🙂

  8. Somebody says:

    Klown I hope you get your heater fixed today, do you have any idea what the problem might be?

    Do you have a fireplace? Do you have an electric blanket? How about some thermals? I’d be freaking out if it was 61 degrees inside my house, but I’m a wimpy Floridian.

  9. mothy6767 says:

    I have only been able to watch about 20 minutes of Judge Jeanine since this tragedy took place because it fills me with fear and rage. Can we sustain two more years of this reign?
    Has anyone in the media brought up his If the winds change I will stand with Islam quote?

  10. piper says:

    Klown,
    Our thermostat is set for 68 during the day and 60 during the night so I might feel bad for you – time to remember Jimmieh Carter’s sage advice, put on a sweater. Or do what we do during power outages in downtown Wisconsin, cuddle with an animal, our 15 lb. Bichon Princess, my avatar, was a miniature furnace.
    Seriously, hope your furnace/heating issue is quickly fixed and inexpensively.

    • votermom says:

      Klown is so cold that he’s turned blue! Or at least his hair has.

      Hope the heater gets fixed before the kitties start munching on klownsicles.

    • Somebody says:

      68 and 60? OMG I’d freeze! My husband tried to set our thermostat at 68 and I just can’t do it, I get too cold. I can deal with 70, although I prefer 74. I like it 74 year round inside the house.

      • foxyladi14 says:

        70 is good for me. 🙂

        • fernschild says:

          68 degrees and 35% humidity are the magic combination for me with my rheumatoid arthritis. So I made the clever decision to live in central Florida. It’s like voluntarily assigning yourself to earthly Purgatory.

  11. votermom says:

    NYDN

  12. mothy6767 says:

    By the way I am very happy with my nutri ninja smoothie/juicer. Solid construction and it gets the job done.Bonus kid is getting kale, spinach and fresh fruit.
    Did you know Apple seeds were poisonous. You have to eat a ton of them but seems they have the same chemical properties as cyanide.

    • swanspirit says:

      I have had a Magic Bullet for years, and I love it. I have been considering a Nutri Ninja for a while . Thanks !

      • mothy6767 says:

        Caveat it is a little smaller than I’d hoped. The large cup is 24 oz so wait ice it’s hard to sneak and hide all the good stuff. 90 seconds and you have a perfect smoothie. Punk is a vegetarian that only eats corn. I have battled with her that I am not being mean but it’s about her health. No Pick a non maize veg) no play dates. Still insist on a little with dinner but she asks me for them all the time.

        • swanspirit says:

          My son once accused me of trying to poison him because there were peas in the mixed veggies in the chicken ala king I made. He wouldn’t eat peas from the time he was an infant , seriously , and never has. I think it is a past life thing.

          • mothy6767 says:

            LOL
            I am so clueless sometimes. I just found this thing on the kindle 🐸😪🏈🐻🏧🐔🐥🐴🏆🐖🐕🐁🐸🚽🚿🏯🏬🏫🏡🏊
            how did I not know I was sitting on a wealth of emoticons. I feel like a Beverly Hills Billy. I have to be grandma or the Secretary.

  13. foxyladi14 says:

    Motto only eat a half a ton, then quit. 😀

  14. Somebody says:

    I am a complete and total wimp, a pitiful addict.
    I am trying once again to quit smoking…….I have no willpower, I am truly pitiful. I put on a patch exactly one hour ago and all I’ve thought about since is smoking a cigarette which I can’t do because it might make me have a fucking heart attack. OMG how pitiful am I? I hate myself that I am so damn addicted to cigarettes. I quit in 2013 for two months and started back, during that entire time the cravings never stopped. All I managed to accomplish was gaining 25 pounds, OMG when you’re fat jeans are tight you’re a pig!

    I decided to try the patch this time and I’m not so sure about how this is going to work out, but it’s my first time using a patch and the very first hour so we’ll see. I know I have give this a chance.

    So far the 1st ten minutes it felt like I’d gotten a tetanus shot where I put the patch, then it started itching……that seems to have passed. Now I’m quesy, I have a headache and I just want a damn cigarette!!!!

    Sooooooo advanced warning if I start posting snarky and bitchy comments, please understand. I thought the patch was supposed to take away the cravings…….argh!

    • piper says:

      Go easy on yourself. It takes a while at least a week before you’ll being to stop thinking about smoking. Finally lost 16 lbs but the sugar craving is still high, you should see me wondering around the house at 11PM searching thru clean-out cupboards/refrieg for something sweet to devour. Working now with a trainer on an exercise program and food plan – have to journal what I eat and he checks to lose the another 20.
      My advice – keep coming here and blogging. This is one place where you can get support without sarcasm.

      • Somebody says:

        Are you trying to go gluten free or sugar free Piper? I did the sugar busters diet years ago and OMG it was horrible. I remember after a couple of weeks my husband and I both having an argument, just snapping and snarling at each other. My husband looks at me and says “I want a potato and I want it now”. I replied “Me too dammit, what kind of potato do you want?” He said I want mashed potatoes, a baked potato and french fries and some damn hashbrowns. I replied I was good with that. So we loaded up the kids and headed for a local cafeteria and carb loaded like we were about to run the Boston marathon, LOL!!

        It take a lot of willpower to go gluten free, carb free or sugar free. My understanding is once you completely detox though, eating such things really makes you feel miserable……but I never got to that point.

        If that’s what you’re trying to do, good luck! I know Larry over at No Quarter went gluten free and he says it’s the best thing he’s ever done. I personally know several people that went gluten free and it’s worked so well for them. One lady I didn’t even recognize, not only had she lost a lot of weight, but I swear she looks ten years younger an amazing transformation. She always had dark circles under her eyes, but they disappeared after she went gluten free.

        • piper says:

          Somebody,
          Am aiming for less than 5 tsps. of sugar which is a bit tricky as so many foods have hidden sugars in them. Breads, rolls, muffins no longer have any taste, feels like eating rough dough or sawdust. Trying to eat more natural foods – good proteins, carbs like yams, white potatoes, apples and loads of salad greens (will make a salad of spinach leaves, argula -adds a lot to the salad, cherry tomatoes, and chicken or salmon). Hard part is reducing mayo, not a fan of any other salad dressing. Overall I have more energy and sleep better.
          LOL at your potato story.

          • Somebody says:

            Have you tried champagne vinaigrette? Like you I have issues with salad dressing and I’ve just never been a fan of any kind of vinaigrette, but I made a salad with roasted pears and champagne vinaigrette that I saw a chef on TV make. I actually really like champagne vinaigrette, my husband too. It has a completely different taste than any vinaigrette I’ve ever had. It may be loaded with sugar, who knows but you might check it out it may work for you. BTW we’re usually ranch dressing kind of people.

          • Underwhelmed says:

            If you’re doing white potatoes, eat them cooked, cooled and gently reheated. This makes them even more gut friendly and cuts down the usable carb content. Same goes for white rice. Or with the pots, you can you cook, cool then use in potato salad. Very healthy! Google this site: Vegetable Pharm, for all the skinny.

    • HELENK3 says:

      Try getting a soft plastic stirrer. and chew on it. since 90% of smoking is something to do with your hands it will keep them busy and will not add calories.
      I quit in 2001. Had the nurse from hell tell me you have COPD, there is nothing we can do for you, you don’t need oxygen. My first thought was OH SHIT I AM GOING TO DIE. there is medicine that I take for my COPD. and I am still alive.
      Vanity and fear helped me quit. I did not want to be the old lady walking around with an oxygen tank like you see at the casinos. it took at least two weeks and believe me I did not even like me. Lucky I lived alone.
      You can do it. I have no doubt.

      • HELENK3 says:

        BTW I smoked for over 50 years.

        • Somebody says:

          50 years and you quit, now that is an inspiration Helen!!!

          I just turned 53 and I’ve been smoking for 41 years. True story, in 6th grade my science project was building a smoking machine and testing whether or not low tar and nicotine cigarettes were truly lower in tar and nicotine (they had just come out). The hypothesis was that they were, the experiments proved otherwise, they left just as much residue……Ha who knew that would be a blockbuster book and movie decades later!!!

          As sick as it may sound, after my project was finished there I was with a pack of every brand of cigarettes on the market……the rest is history. Of course during those early days and my teen years I wasn’t truly a smoker, because I’d go all day without a smoke. Sometimes I’d go weeks without one if we were on a family trip or something. I didn’t truly become an addict until I was out on my own.

    • HELENK3 says:

      walk around singing this and driving people crazy. Why should you suffer alone

    • votermom says:

      (((Somebody)))
      Good luck!
      My older sister quit several times before it “took”
      If you can’t adjust to the patch, you could try the gum or, if it’s legal, some people swear by electronic cigarettes.
      I always find that a half -muttered prayer helps me with will power.

      • Somebody says:

        VM I have a collection of e-cigarettes, LOL! I have finally found one that pulls more like a real cigarette, they’ve actually made a lot of advances in recent years. It would be unwise to smoke a nicotine loaded e-cig while on the patch.

        HOWEVER, knowing myself the way I do……I am armed with a flavor only, no nicotine e-cigarette. I was trying to avoid that crutch but finally broke down and took a few puffs and it was just the pitiful little pacifier I needed!

    • mothy6767 says:

      Hope you don’t have the dreams I had on those things. I too have been quitting for years four months was my longest. I switched to filtered cigars(somebody here suggested) 13/dollars a carton. They are not harsh and I only smoke a few a day down from a pack and a half. Realizing I was spending 300/month was stupid. I went to the roll your own places but then the government shut those down.
      Funny story when I was a kid every year after Thanksgiving dinner all the adults would light up and my Aunt Rita would give the same speech. She’d say I asked God who was stronger me or these cigarettes. I put the pack in the drawer(under a picture of JFK) and I never looked back. Well those smokes were like the miracle of five loaves and two fish because every year that pack was full but we had been stealing from that pack for years.

      Anyhow good luck you can do it.

      • Somebody says:

        Hahaha Tim both of my parents had miracle packs like that, LMAO!! My dad did actually quit, but my mom snuck around and smoked for a decade after she “quit”. I have never, do you hear me NEVER smoked in my parent’s house, but I was blamed several times for smoking when a butt that didn’t go down was found in the toilet. I always really, really resented my mom for pinning it on me, when I knew damn well it was her. Several of the neighbors would come over for coffee and a smoke and they’d straight up tell me my mom smoked while everyone was away from the house. Of course she’d blame the smell of smoke on the neighbors being over and smoking……and any evidence outside of that of smoking was always pinned on me.

    • piper says:

      BTW – I quit smoking approx. 35 years ago after surgery and a hospital stay of a week. Hospitals frown on patients smoking in their rooms or going outside for a quickie. Even after all these years I still want a drag or two when I’m with a smoker.

      Be kind to yourself, laugh and walk. Sharing this video which cracks me up every time I watched it.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dNyvN0Kizc Mrs. Brown and Spray Glue – warning use loo before watching.

    • catarina says:

      You can do it.
      You won’t die from nicotine withdrawal, although you just might want to.

      I smoked for a bazillion years and really enjoyed it. Every time I went to the doc they’d listen to my lungs and say they sounded clear. Which meant (to me) I could keep smoking.
      Finally it caught up and I had to stop. It sucked but I did it. Nicorette gum helped me to not kill anyone. I remember a few weeks after stopping I was amazed at how much easier it was to breathe. And getting my taste buds back was incredible.
      My grandmother laughed her ass off watching me polish off a container of peach ice cream. It was awesome 🙂
      I had a chest X-ray a few months ago and it blew my mind that they didn’t find lung cancer. I thought they mixed my report up with someone else’s. I smoked a LOT and my lungs healed! Haven’t smoked for 15+ years and I have no desire.
      I hear smoking “other things” can help. Moving and walking too. Fresh air. (Valium. Xanax. Vodka, though not too much or you’ll want a smoke.) Coming here and calling us all a bunch of fucking assholes. Do whatever you gotta do 🙂
      And best of luck. Stay away from those online Lung Association websites depicting thin, happy quitters skipping through the park. That is bullshit!
      If I quit, anyone can quit. (If Yen can cook, so can you!)
      Hang in there, the misery will pass. promise

      • Somebody says:

        Thanks for the pep talk Catarina. I’m pretty much a ditto of your story, except the quitting part. My lungs have always been clear, but I am starting to have some problems, a little wheezing when I lie down at night and a little shorter of breath than I’m comfortable with sometimes.

        I hope I don’t call anyone a fucking asshole, except maybe my husband. My husband quit smoking cigarettes 15 years ago and replaced them with cigars, which he’s quick to tell you that you don’t inhale cigars so they’re “healthier”. He’s so fucking smug about it too and he nags the shit out of me about smoking cigarettes which I think is really hypocritical. Since he’s been retired I’ve smoked heavier than I ever have in my life, which most likely is why I’m having breathing issues or at least it probably contributed. He sits outside and puffs on a cigar for hours, naturally I tend to gravitate to where he is and I sit there and light up one after another……same for the man cave, it’s also a smoking lounge for him complete with an air filtration system designed for a bar.

        Anyway I had initially planned to start the patches yesterday, but then my daughter woke up unable to talk and having trouble swallowing. She’s been sick and I thought it would pass it was just the bug that’s going around……turned out I was wrong. We spent half the day yesterday at urgent care and then on to the pharmacy before it closed. I didn’t put the patch on before we left the house……..I also didn’t smoke a cigarette for 5 flipping hours yesterday while at urgent care. I sent hubby in to get the prescription so I could smoke…..nag, nag, nag. OMG I wanted to punch him in the face!!

        In a way I’m glad I waited until today to start since today is also his first day at work, which mean I don’t have to listen to him tell me how easy it was for him to quit. Sure it was because he started smoking cigars, HELLO asshole you’re still a smoker so can the smugness.

        Ah I feel better now, LOL!! How much do I owe everybody for therapy session???

    • Myiq2xu says:

      Christopher Titus says when his dad had his 3rd heart attack he drove himself to the hospital because you can’t smoke in an ambulance.

    • foxyladi14 says:

      (((Somebody)))

  15. SHV says:

    “I am a complete and total wimp, a pitiful addict.”
    *****
    Another ex-smoker testimonial. I smoked >40 years and > two packs a day for at least 20 years. Never really tried to quit but finally decided to try. MD started me on Wellbutrin and told me that the common mistake was to stop the drug too soon. Never really “tried” to stop smoking but after a few months, I was down to less than 1/2 pack per day because I didn’t want a cig., then quit. Used Nic. gum for a few months and had smoking dreams for years. That was 15 years ago.

    • Somebody says:

      I tried Zyban (Wellbutrin) about a decade ago and OMG what a bitch that stuff made me. It made me so edgy and nasty, it just wasn’t for me. I know a couple of other people it did that to. It did take away my desire for cigarettes, but because I was so edgy mentally I thought…….I just need a cigarette and I’ll feel better, but that didn’t help. I will say I didn’t enjoy smoking when I was on it, but I kept on smoking because I was trying to calm the bitch in me, LOL!

  16. mothy6767 says:

    One thing that really annoys me about hospitals these days is how scripted everything is about cigarettes. It will be two years ago on the 17th that I was told I had less than two months to Live but at least five different people gave me the same lecture about the benefits of quitting. .even sent in a cessation person who I assume just goes room to room annoying the sick. I know smoking is stupid but do you think that person ever changes anyone’s mind.
    They also ask every time you time you go to a new doctor how many people you have had sex with. I reply today(at 9 am) let’s see I don’t know 20 maybe 30. They usually just say okay declined to answer and laugh. None of your business. Guess that is part of the new health care plan.

    • Somebody says:

      Now that’s funny, you have less than two months to live……..why not spend it being completely miserable by quitting smoking, LOL! What would be the point of quitting smoking if you’re going to die in less than two months??

      That reminds me of my sister getting her panties in a wad over my dad’s drinking toward the end of his life. My dad has ALS (Lou Gerhig’s disease). My sister moved to town the last year of my father’s life and was so concerned about his drinking she felt he needed rehab. I was like get the fuck out of here the man is dying he can drink all he wants or take all the drugs he wants, I was the one taking care of him anyway so what was it to her?

      He died about 3 or 4 months after her “intervention” talk about rehab, he had just moved into the final stages of the disease when she got her panties in a wad. It was such bullshit, he was dying, he knew it, he got drunk a lot. He was in a lot of pain, physically and mentally. Who knows how any of us would react to being in that situation, so he drank a lot of beer…..that’s what he wanted to do and if it brought him one minute of happiness or let him forget things for a few minutes then it was damn well worth it.

  17. swanspirit says:

    I quit smoking in 1997, about a year after my mother died of lung cancer. I had to actively and consciously hate smoking for about six months , and then gradually tapered off until I was down to a few cigarettes a day. Finally , one day driving to work in really bad fog, which pushed my anxiety level to the max , which I thought would cause me to smoke more, I just quit. I left a half pack if smokes on the passenger car seat with a couple lighter and matches, and have never smoked since.
    Up until that time, I was such a chain smoker , i would sometimes have more than one cig going at a time, and to this day cannot find a picture of myself before the age of fourteen without a cigarette in my hand.
    I know you can do it. And after you quit, you get high on oxygen for a long time 😉

    • swanspirit says:

      * after the age of fourteen

    • Somebody says:

      High on oxygen??? Do tell? Do you seriously get a buzz?

      • Somebody says:

        This isn’t some BS you’re peddling Swan is it? I remember when I took LaMaze class when I was pregnant with my first child, that teacher insisted that when you get to the pushing part that’s the only part of childbirth that is pleasurable. In fact she told us that some women have an orgasm while they’re pushing or when they actually give birth. She said it was probably some kind of payback from nature, then she showed a film of women supposedly having orgasms during childbirth.

        My first child went into distress and they had to knock me out and take him so I missed out on that pleasurable, fun, orgasm inducing part of labor. I did get to that part with my second child and it wasn’t pleasurable, in fact it hurt like hell and I stopped pushing. My doctor asked me why I stopped and I told him that it hurt, he said of course it hurts, fight against the pain. I was shocked and I told him what that LaMaze teacher had told me. He laughed so hard he almost cried, he thought that was the funniest thing he’d ever heard in his life. I was rather pissed and wanted my $25 back.

        So the whole getting high on oxygen thing isn’t like having an orgasm during childbirth is it?

        • Somebody says:

          BTW don’t judge, I was young and naive. I grew up in a southern baptist family, such things would have never been discussed so I had nobody else to ask. None of my closest friends had any children I was the first, except there were several of us pregnant at the same time, but I had my child first out of the group.

          • swanspirit says:

            I cannot speak for anyone else, but I got high on ” oxygen ” For several months after I quit smoking. Took some deep breaths and woohoo a little but definite buzz ! 🙂

        • leslie says:

          Somebody, I just had a moment to comment. Good Luck with quitting this damn nicotine. What finally got me to quit was one morning about 40+ years ago when I awoke face down on the pillow with my long hair “all in my face”. It stunk of cigarettes. I nearly gagged from it. I then opened the closet door and took a whiff. I could hardly breathe. Both my dh and I smoked at the time and everything smelled. I don’t know how I could’ve missed the smell – or what made me sensitive to it at that time. But that was all I needed… I quit that day. Not so much my dh, though. But he did agree to smoke outside the apartment and then later on, outside the house.
          There are still times when I smell someone light up that I have a slight craving. But it never lasts long. And I still cannot tolerate the smell. So I guess I’ve got that going for me. I hope you find something equally disturbing that can help you.

  18. votermom says:

  19. votermom says:

    @centcom twitter account hacked

  20. piper says:

    We already knew that she was the conduit for The ? Person Behind the Curtain and obama

    http://www.nationalreview.com/article/396165/valerie-jarrett-obamas-berlin-wall-john-fund

    • HELENK3 says:

      has anyone here been reading the ongoing chapters of Decipio on the Ulsterman blog?

      739 days and counting

  21. Myiq2xu says:

    Apparently it got so cold in my house that my modem frozed up. I’ve been offline for several hours.

    Did I miss anything?

  22. leslie says:

    Gosh, 61 degs is cold. Very cold. So I’ve been wearing layers and layers of clothes to try to stay warm. (long underwear top and bottom, turtleneck shirts, sweat pants and hoodie,, 2 pr warm woolens socks [but not too thick or else my fake fur-lined slippers won’t fit] and when I’m really cold, my long down-filled coat.) I bought a small heater by Lasko (http://tinyurl.com/lb4qeh9) at Target. It works well – so far.
    I hope it warms up for you soon.

  23. HELENK3 says:

    White House says it erred in not sending higher level official to anti-terror march in Paris – @AP

    Ya think?

  24. Myiq2xu says:

    In re: Selma:

    DuVernay depicts LBJ as opposed to a Civil Rights bill and being forced to develop one because of King’s pressure. The truth is that Johnson had already ordered his staff to write one up, and phone conversations between King and LBJ prove they were on the same wavelength. The evidence can be found in Mark Updegrove’s article in Politico.

    The film presents as fact that Johnson, along with FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, supposedly told LBJ that he would be glad to smear King if Johnson wanted that done. LBJ at first is hesitant, but then he asks a secretary to get back in touch with Hoover. The next scene shows Coretta Scott King opening a package that includes a recording of King in bed with another woman, and a threat that he stop organizing in Selma or that more such exposes would come and be made public.

    The truth is that is that this took place during John F. Kennedy’s presidency, and that it was his brother, Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, who approved Hoover’s actions. After that approval Hoover sent the material implicating King to his wife. Andrew Young told Time “We knew we were bugged, but that was before LBJ.”

    Was it necessary to attribute this sleazy action to LBJ, just to make King look nobler? Was it done because to implicate Bobby Kennedy would besmirch a hero who is seen by history as a supporter of civil rights, and who has become a liberal icon? Did they put this in to emphasize that LBJ was a villain who was simply forced to support a Voting Rights Act by King’s marches?

    • Somebody says:

      Well if you had to besmirch a liberal, better to besmirch LBJ as he wasn’t well liked anyway AND he was from Texas for goodness sakes. Him being from Texas works so much better to portray him as a racist. Besides do you really think they would dare besmirch a Kennedy? Ruin Camelot? Not on your life.

    • DandyTIger says:

      The Selma movie is despicable with those changes. There’s no excuse for that. The real events and how the country changed is an amazing story. This version is all about today’s politics and current efforts to pretend we’re back in the 50’s, and pisses all over the real civil rights history.

    • 1539days says:

      According to Ann Coulter, LBJ wanted to pass food stamps so the Democrats would own black people’s votes forever.

  25. Somebody says:

    Klown did you call anybody about your heater??

  26. Underwhelmed says:

    But speaking of the GGs, I think it’s brilliant that Grand Budapest Hotel won. Fabulous film, funny and heartwarming and totally quirky.

    • leslie says:

      I loved it and also loved (if that is the right word to use) “Whiplash” as well as “The Infinity Game”. JK Simmons was brilliant and deserved the GG. Since his was the first award given, I really did see it. Not much after that, though.

  27. swanspirit says:

    JE SUIS BRIGITTE?? http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1023969/Brigitte-Bardot-fined-12-000-racial-hatred-claiming-Muslims-destroying-France.html

    French film star Brigitte Bardot was today convicted of provoking discrimination and racial hatred for writing that Muslims are destroying France.

    A Paris court also handed down a €15,000 ($11,920) fine against the former screen siren turned animal rights campaigner.

    A leading French anti-racism group known as MRAP filed a lawsuit last year over a letter Bardot, 73, sent to then-Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy.

    • Myiq2xu says:

      BB is the same age as my mom:

      Brigitte Anne-Marie Bardot[1][2] (/ˈbrɪdʒɨt bɑrˈdoʊ/; French: [bʁiʒit baʁˈdo]; born 28 September 1934) is a French former actress, singer, and fashion model, who later became an animal rights activist. She was one of the best known sex symbols of the 1950s and 1960s, and was widely referred to simply by her initials.[3] Starting in 1969, Bardot became the official face of Marianne (who had previously been anonymous) to represent the liberty of France.[4]

      That last sentence is ironic.

    • Somebody says:

      Wow that really puts the whole free speech in France argument into perspective. Look how many times she’s been fined for saying stuff we’ve said right here on TCH.
      Je Suis Brigitte indeed. I had no idea that people could be fined like that in France for speaking their mind.

  28. HELENK3 says:

    breaking on FOX

    6 members of terrorist cell still at large in Paris

  29. piper says:

    Somebody,
    Found a recipe for champagne vinaigrette – looks easy to make, need to go get ingredients.
    Underwhelmed,
    thanks for the vegetable pharm site which I bookmarked.

  30. HELENK3 says:

    MYIQ
    not sure if you want the “boys” to see this

  31. driguana says:

    While I love a good movie and actually grew up in a movie “biz” family, I have come to have a healthy disregard for things Hollywood. I really can’t watch any of those “award” shows. I’ll tune in every once in a while to the Grammys but that’s it. They are all so full of themselves.

  32. Myiq2xu says:

    • Myiq2xu says:

      And blocked. I guess she doesn’t like constructive criticism.

    • Myiq2xu says:

      The “study” involved 73 college men. Statistically invalid even if the other methodologies were acceptable which they probably weren’t.

      • 1539days says:

        It’s 5 pages long in Volume 1 (IOW, a fake publication) called “Violence and Gender.” The questions asked are not listed in the results and the only question alluded to is about holding a woman down to coerce sex, which is still different from holding a woman down to complete a sex act.

  33. Myiq2xu says:

    Heater fixed, technician time 15 minutes, cost $59, no parts needed. The problem was a sticky thermo switch. When the heater gets too hot it is supposed to shut off the gas, but when the heater cools down it automatically resets. Except it didn’t reset. The tech reset it manually, and now the heater works.

    Just a little bit of knowledge could have saved me $59 worth of beer and lottery money.

  34. HELENK3 says:

    DC Fire says at least 6 people taken to the hospital from the smoke that filled the L’Enfant Metro stop and train in the tunnel. 1 serious – @stevebruskCNN
    see original on twitter.com

  35. Myiq2xu says:

  36. votermom says:

  37. mothy6767 says:

    Way off topic but I just want to say I am a blessed person. We all I have a sob story we can use as a crutch to excuse our every mistake. Not implying that I am some evolved person that sees beauty in everything. I am not. I am still very angry. I just as an adult attempt to put it in perspective. Yes I went through some hell as a kid for being a gay. My mother cried so hard and then said to me are you going to embarrass me by marching on “the TV”. My dad wouldn’t/couldn’t look at me. I walked to the state store(where you buy booze in PA) and said I want whatever you have for the worst person in the world. He did not skip a beat handed me a bottle of mad dog 20/20. I was under age.I took the bottle to my parents home and sat in the basement bathroom drinking on the floor full on melodramatic flicking ashes in the toilet listening to Led Zep, Concrete Blonde and Debbie Harry. My dad knocked on the door and said “Timothy I cannot agree with what you are, but you have been through more than anyone I have ever known. But aren’t you people supposed to be neat?”
    I am a slob. Odd because my three straight brothers are to this day immaculate(not a Freudian slip) they really are. They iron their jeans and are pretty successful for guys that grew up with nothing. I have not combed/brushed my hair since 1984.
    My point is to borrow from one of the hottest songs of last year that it is “All about that base about that base” Maybe on one level she is talking about a behind but I hear it and I think about foundation.

  38. mothy6767 says:

    My parents did not have the luxury of giving a kid any of their kids a lot and I am only given the chance to participate in this child’s life because of my mom and dad. I feel sorry for people that live their entire lives angry with mom and dad. From my Vista that is a prog.

    http://youtube.com/?#/watch?v=7PCkvCPvDXk

    I am big on baby girl’s nutrition my mom who struggles to make spaghetti tried to make Beef Stroganoff with tofu for her great granddaughter.

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