Saturday, October 29, 2011

The Geography of Gluttony

Discover Magazine published a Gluttony map recently. The red zones on the U.S. map are those counties with the greatest density of fast food places per capita. Southern Texas, Coastal North Carolina, and Coastal Virginia are the densest; with Eastern Kentucky and Tennessee also big among those with the munchies.

The munchies are associated with you-know-what. Apparently, 4:20 comes often there.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

TSA as a Sex Coach

Apparently a female passenger had her bag inspected by a TSA Agent, and she/he left an inspection report with on offhand note on the side: GET YOR FREAK ON GIRL

An article in Gawker referred to the ambivalence of this missive: hilarious vs. Horrifying. Finally, it went with horrifying lite.

Duh, only a moron would have failed to remember that TSA does inspect some bags, and an alert agent apparently did so.

And, rather than getting on a high horse, the agent enclosed this supportive note. Is this part of the softer side of TSA?
Is TSA now to serve as surrogate sex coaches?

An unanswered question: was the TSA Agent who wrote this male or female? Straight or gay? I think we can take it as a given that the Agent was not a Fundamentalist.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Flight Attendants, Then and Now

One marker of how times have changed can be seen in the current television program Pan-Am. Obviously, the airframes have changed, and the pilots as well. However, since the program centers around a number of young, beautiful, sexily-dressed flight attendants, the nature of these service personnel is the topic here.

Apparently, this was at one time regarded as a glamorous occupation in which an attractive young woman could work in for several years before marrying, settling down, and having children. And at one time it was. The original flight attendants (called "stewardesses" at that time were selected to be young, and were usually terminated by the time they were in their early thirties. Frankly, they were selected because they hot!

However, things changed. Some of it was due to women's liberation. Some of it was due to the loss of glamor previously associated with this job: it was, all patina and romanticism aside, simply hard work and dealing sometimes with not-so-nice people. (Let's simply call them assholes.) Some have suggested that sexily-dressed attendants as inducements became less important as people more strongly responded to lower fares. And airline travel, once the province of the "jet setters," became more open to the proletariat.

Hot stewardesses from the 1960's showing as much leg as the law allows.

However, one airline, Trans-Am is trying mightily to fill in the gap with sexy flight attendants to fill the nostalgia market for the stewardesses of yore. Here's a group of Trans-Am attendants in training for their roles of houris of the air:

Trans-Am attendants in training.

So, gentle male readers: Happier days will soon be here again!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

The Geography of Lust

Lust was calculated by compiling the number of sexually transmitted diseases — HIV, AIDS, syphilis, chlamydia and gonorrhea — reported per capita.
Minnesota and Iowa are definitely non-lustful, while the passions run hot in the Deep South and Southeastern states. Not surprisingly, Utah doesn't play.

Get a room, you Mississippians!

Fargo and Grand Forks, I'm sorry to say, do not fall among the great forkers, if the map is to be believed.