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The Daily Squeeze: Cave Men, Private Rooms, And Smirting

  • Analysis of those painted caves in France suggests that the Upper Paleolithic people liked to sing — the paintings are located in the areas of the caves where singing, humming, and music would sound best. [LifeScience]
  • China’s government is cracking down on “entertainment venues,” including karaoke bars and discos, and new rules say that windows must be installed on private rooms so there’s no funny business and the staff must dress modestly and “not be too exposing.” [Reuters]
  • England’s smoking ban has assisted people in flirting (by way of the new “smirting” phenomena — that’s smoking and flirting combined), but hurt dry cleaners. [BBC]
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    Women’s Roles In the BC Era

    In old movies about prehistoric times (Conan the Barbarian, One Million Years B.C., etc.), the women were gorgeous and scantily clad, but at least they didn’t have to sit on the sidelines. Check out the trailer for 10,000 BC. Women figure in it for about .0001 seconds. And apparently the role of women in the movie is equally sucky — they don’t have much going on except for getting abducted and sold into slavery, and staying at home trying to stay warm. “In the classic prehistoric film, whether it is Quest for Fire or The Clan of the Cave Bear, the women don’t just stand around waiting to be rescued,” writes Joe Queenan. “They go out and strangle people or lop off their enemies’ heads or eviscerate sabertooth tigers. They do all this with brio and gusto. And they usually do it while wearing bikinis.” Heck yeah. [Guardian.co.uk and Amazon.com] Keep reading »

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