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Saturday, October 08, 2005

Two observations from an IM conversation

There was a story on the news a while ago about how porn stars were concerned about the then-recent AIDS panic in the industry. So one girl they interviewed said, "Looking at it, I decided: that's it, from now on, I only do girl-on-girl action." And I thought, god bless you, porn star; that is the can-do, make-do spirit that built this great country.

So I was talking to someone the other day about all the things that "make a man" in other countries, like the singer Seal's tribe where they cut into the flesh of the boys' cheeks and rub sand in the gashes to create scars. I was thinking how American rites of passage are the best: you buy (and wreck) a car, get a fake ID, and get laid with a cheerleader on prom night - congratulations, you're a man.

// thank you, drive safely
/// Oops, turns out Seal's scars aren't tribal marks after all. Fell for the urban legend there. Pick your own wacky tradition!

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Anonymous lou said...

Not sure if you were making some kind of joke that I missed or something, but Seal's scars are from having Lupus as a child.

(that was one of the things they thought I had for a while)

3:02 AM  

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