Thursday, March 29, 2012
Monday, March 26, 2012
The latter may be a possibility. After all, the notorious Pink Pussycat in Windswept, ND had a notorious similar case. The proprietor of the Pink Pussycat, one Buford Wilson, had enough of the drug-addled and unreliable strippers he has beforehand hired for his performers, so he fired them all. After all, his club was a prime entertainment venue on the High Plains and he wanted it to keep its sterling reputation.
So he needed temps in a pinch. To do this he had an ad run in the local weekly plus the big city publications, the Herald and the Dakotan. Immediately his phone began to ring, and he asked each candidate to come in for an audition.
One was Brenda, the branch manager of a local bank, 35 and a little on the zaftig side.
Another was a skinny NDSU student named Heather who was working for "weed money."
Still another was Corinne, the girl who got tired working at a convenience store; stripping was more convenient for her lifestyle.
Helga, the organist from the Lutheran Church also signed up. She was 4o+ and hoping to meet a husband this way.
There were several others eager to try their hand, but most avoided using the pole as part of their act. Not
Hiring these as part-time strippers did have the effect of increasing attendance. After all, the locals were particularly desirous of checking out the local talent.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Apparently, Sweden’s online basement-dwellers got worked up about one woman’s hairy armpit being exposed during a live television broadcast of the Melodifestivalen song contest finals on Saturday.
Apparently the person in question, Ehrin, was cheering the Swedish Eurovision candidate Loreen when her clearly visible underarm hair appeared momentarily on live TV and in the living rooms of an estimated 4.1 million Swedish television viewers. The nation was shocked, in a Swedish way. A Facebook user then managed to take a screenshot of Ehrin’s hair, which he posted online – an image which then spread like wildfire across the site.
Within hours, thousands of people had “liked” the image, and hundreds shared the image with their own followers on their own Facebook pages. This, in turn, caused some people to make rude remarks. But remember, thousands of people liked the image. Those would be the pro-hairy armpit faction.
Isis further commented, “It is proof that many live in a narrow-minded and normative world. We have to challenge these structures.” The women gathered in Malmö on Thursday had reacted to the massive online outcry that erupted against the woman with her scandalously unshaven hairy armpit.
Isn't Sweden cold, like North Dakota? Several women here don't shave their legs until late Spring, and sleveless dresses or shells are not taken out for several months.
Apparently, Swedes can behave as nonsensical as Republicans and Democrats.
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Now what prompts this is hard to say. Perhaps its lingering animosities from the Civil War (strangely more cherished north of the Mason-Dixon line), perhaps it's resentment of those places and the people there by envious souls (We can't all be California girls; my teeny bikini languishes in a closet since my trip to Galveston two years ago and the emergence of something of a muffin top), maybe it's just xenophobia. After all, lutefisk, bean salad, and hot dish do give culture shock, as does our nondescript state capitol.
States can be compared on objective criteria. It's reasonable to talk about the coldest state, or the least populated one, or the one with the most walking trails. And we do have objective data from police reports on murders, rapes, burblaries, muggings, auto theft, and other ills that the underclass lays on us. Oh yes, data like alcohol consumption, percent of obses people in the population, average age, and other countable data.
But when it comes to subjective data, we're pretty much inclined to let the buyer beware. How do they determine that the state is the rudest state, the most interesting state, the state with the cutest guys or gals, or for that matter, the states with the best and worst images?
I recently read that the states that make the best impression are Hawaii, Colorado, and Tennessee। The states that yield the worst impression are Illinois, Utah, Mississippi, and California। But there may be many states that make no impression at all. I'm afraid the Dakotas fall into that category.
Thursday, March 8, 2012
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Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Friday, March 2, 2012
However, they extended an invitation to the University of Illinois's Fighting Illini, claiming that they were contractually obligated to do so because Illinois and Iowa were both in the Big Ten.
I don't know if any trousers are on fire; but I smell the sweet fragrance of Big Ten hypocrisy!
At this time, MSN is conducting a poll asking, "Should UND change its name and logo?" Presently, if UND doesn't do it, the NCAA will forfeit all of the games that they won.
The results, as of 6:30 A.M. on March 2nd are:
73% No, the University should keep them 118,293 votes
6% Yes, the nickname and logo are offensive 9,627 votes
21% I don't care 34,744 votes