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Vomit Art

Disclaimer: You may not want to watch this video before, during, or after eating … or maybe at all if you’re squeamish and get nauseous when you watch others vomit.

Performance artist Millie Brown is a trailblazer in a new medium known as puke art. Her latest work, “Nexus Vomitius,” features her drinking an array of colored liquids and then throwing them up onto a canvas while accompanied by opera singers. The finished product is not bad. I would consider hanging it in my home if I wasn’t worried about the smell. I find this conceptually interesting in theory, disgusting in practice. What do you think of Millie’s puke painting? High art or a foul mess? [Buzz Feed] Keep reading »

How Indiana’s Planned Parenthood Will Cope With Defunding

In the past few months, three states have enacted new laws to strip their Planned Parenthod clinics of funding. State and federal funds never paid for abortions because they are prohibited to do so by federal law. Alas, conservative politicians in Indiana, Kansas and North Carolina want to punish Planeed Parenthoods for providing abortions at all.

What are the consequences of this low-down, dirty, anti-women move? Employees lose their jobs and other services get cut. The Indianpolis Star checked in with the Planned Parenthood clinics in Indiana and the $1.3 million in budget cuts — about 1/10th of its budget — are depressing. Keep reading »

“Elimination Communication” — When Children Poop In Public

This weekend, a friend of mine posted the following on her Facebook wall:

Just witnessed a new low in parenting. We were waiting in line for the ferry when the dad in front of us announced his kid had to go to the bathroom. Instead of, oh, I dunno, going to one of the many port-a-potties in the area, the mom whipped out her own port-a-potty and sat the kid down in it. Right there!

This experience, as it turned out, was not an aberration. Further research on her part, and then mine because I was utterly fascinated, revealed that “kids pooping and peeing in public” is a trend in potty-training called “elimination communication.” Keep reading »

Oh, Baby! No More Tears With The President

He can’t save the economy. He can’t stop Republicans from making us barefoot and pregnant at the stove. But the Barack Obama can stop a crying baby when even the First Lady can’t get the kid to stop screeching. So adorbs! Sigh. I want the president to hold me while I cry. [YouTube] Keep reading »

What Is Glitter Bombing?

Glitter bombing sounds like something Barbie might do to Ken if he took a wayward glance at Skipper. But that’s not quite it—it’s a new protest tactic being used on anti-gay rights and anti-choice presidential candidates. At a public event where regular folks are able to get close to a candidate, glitter bombers walk up innocently but then toss loads of confetti on them. Back in May, Newt Gingrich got glitter bombed at a book signing, when a protester walked up his table and doused him in pink glitter. “Feel the rainbow, Newt!” the protester yelled. “Stop the hate! Stop anti-gay politics!” Then last week, while signing his book, Courage To Stand, at a conference, two CODEPINK activists walked up to former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty and glitter bombed him. “Where’s your courage to stand for gay and reproductive rights?” they asked. Keep reading »

Folks In Los Angeles Having The Most Sex, Folks In Philly, The Best

A new sex survey conveniently sponsored by Trojan found that people in Los Angeles are getting busy more often than the rest of us. According to the survey, Angelinos do it about 135 times a year, while the rest of us poor cads only get laid about 120 times a year. They also scored the highest in sexual adventurousness. I’m not impressed. We all would be more sexually adventurous if it was 75 degrees and sunny every day where we lived. Anyhow, don’t be too jealous of those highly sexed Angelinos. They were found to be the biggest fakers — of orgasms that is. Sigh. Actors. And their satisfaction level was not ranked number one. That prize goes to the people of Philly, who were found to do it less often, but enjoy it more. It’s quality, not quantity, right? Ring that Liberty Bell! [LA Times] Keep reading »

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