MADONNA) // (CHILD

MADONNA) // (CHILD
So Strong; yet so calm: Mary's Choice.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

QUESTION(?)PEDESTRIAN(?)POULTRY!


While the inspiration for "Tea in the Sahara" may have come from the prostitution scene in the book "The Sheltering Sky", the song seems to have some vivid pagan elements, particularly with the sisters praying to the Moon. I believe that they are actually priestesses of a pre-Judeo-Christian-Islamic religion. The lyrics "they would wait for him here ....the same place every year" makes it seems more like a ritual, perhaps a yearly fertility ritual. Also, he is a young man, not a mature one. This would also be in keeping with a fertility ritual. Additionally, he is satisfying their need, not the other way around. He probably never comes back because he is either killed for continuing to worship a pagan faith, or he is converted. The sky turning to black signals the end of the power of their God, or Goddess, on Earth. Their cups full of sand represents their barren wombs and the barren earth due to the fertility ritual not being completed. The fact that they were waiting in a desert to begin with could represent that theirs was a dying faith, the desert itself symbolizing the death of their religion.

- Danielle, New York, NY




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Web Site At: EricRaptoshPhotogaphy.com

Approaching a mythos of desire, Eric Raptosh's photographs juxtapose dramatic context with sensual form.  His portraits of the male body captivate us as if we were voyeurs witnessing the enactment of Eros through the questionable depths of a mirror.  Raptosh's men stand separate but symmetrical, held by each other's gaze.  Attentive to the robust and sometimes abstract architectures of light and shadow, Raptosh transforms these figures into a totem of gay sex:  Two men together become a third animal, something imagined, longed for, admired.  These photographs are beautiful in the way that sculpture is; they offer us ideals of for bound to the story of the real flesh.  Whether domestically wrestled in their muscular lust or paused in a state of coital languor, in Raptosh's photographs men embrace the symbolic animus of our homosexual being.
~(Miguel Murphy)~

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MANHUNT:
NO 
SEX WITH ANIMALS!


SIMPLY JIM:
BUT IT'S A DINOSAUR?!  
Besides, men are animals, two?

MANHUNT:
No!
Men are mammals!

SIMPLY JIM:
WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU SAW A MAN GIVE LIVE BIRTH?!

MANHUNT:
;^)


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Three women die together in an accident 
and go to heaven. 

When they get there, St. Peter says, "We only have one rule here in heaven: don't step on the ducks!" 

So they enter heaven, and sure enough, there are ducks all over the place. It is almost impossible not to step on a duck, and although they try their best to avoid them, the first woman accidentally steps on one.

Along comes St. Peter with the ugliest man she ever saw. 

St. Peter chains them together and says, "Your punishment for stepping on a duck is to spend eternity chained to this ugly man!"

The next day, the second woman steps accidentally on a duck and along comes St. Peter, who doesn't miss a thing. With him is another extremely ugly man. He chains them together with the same admonishment as for the first woman. 

The third woman has observed all this and, not wanting to be chained for all eternity to an ugly man, is very, VERY careful where she steps. 

She manages to go months without stepping on any ducks, but one day St. Peter comes up to her with the most handsome man she has ever laid eyes on . very tall, long eyelashes, muscular, and thin. 

St. Peter chains them together without saying a word. 

The happy woman says, "I wonder what I did to deserve being chained to you for all of eternity?" 

The guy says, "I don't know about you, but I stepped on a duck!" 



DON'T STEP ON A DUCK JOKE (?)



"If man evolved from monkeys, 
why aren't we still evolving from monkeys?"
~(Christine O'Donnel)~


"Maybe we still are?!"
~(Simply Jim)~


:A Child is nothing more than a blank page upon which everyone leaves their mark.
(Chinese Proverb?)



"There are two kinds of people in this world, 
victims and volunteers.  
After the age of ten, 
we're pretty much all volunteers."
~(Mother Quoted by Recovering Catholic Son)~



SiN = KnoWledgE


!THE BEGINNING OF TIMEi


To the question,
"When does life begin?"


My answer has to be,
"When did it ever stop?!"


"iSEE 
DEAD PEOPLE?!"



~(6!9)~


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