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by laurenb
Tue Nov 20, 2007 9:36 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Erotica vs. Porn?
Replies: 82
Views: 11371

Re: Erotica vs. Porn?

... If we feel dirty about it, or would hide it from others, then I think it falls under porn. And while you could make an argument that some porn has artistic value, if you are embarassed to view it in public it doesn't count . If, on the other hand, we see it as a natural extension of human sexua...
by laurenb
Mon Nov 19, 2007 7:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0346: "Diet Coke+Mentos"
Replies: 114
Views: 27662

Re: Discussion: Diet Coke+Mentos

Piarew wrote:This is the first time I've seen an xkcd with a pbfcomics-style punch line.

I like it!


I thought of PBF too! The punchline is rather dark and sad for xkcd, but still amusing.
by laurenb
Sun Nov 18, 2007 3:46 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Erotica vs. Porn?
Replies: 82
Views: 11371

Re: Erotica vs. Porn?

Vulgarity, written vs. video, or concept vs. utility is, in my opinion, a terrible line of demarcation. Male versus female is an incredibly bad line of demarcaton because plenty of women watch porn and at least one recent study showed that femles respond visually to porn at a rate comparable to male...
by laurenb
Sun Nov 18, 2007 3:08 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Catholic Church to voters: God's watching!
Replies: 74
Views: 6518

Re: Catholic Church to voters: God's watching!

I find such attempts to tie votes to religous salvation particularly mad because good public policy is pragmatic, not ideological. People are going to have sex, diseases are going to spread more readily if people don't understand those diseases and don't use condoms, and women are going to have abor...
by laurenb
Sun Nov 18, 2007 2:50 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0345: "1337: Part 5"
Replies: 136
Views: 35314

Re: "1337: Part 5" Discussion

This series is great for all the reasons already mentioned, of course. I also appreciate how xkcd tends to be so loving about brilliant female programmers and nerds. It's probably the only cultural forum where one routinely sees female brilliance lauded with no room for sexual subtext, because the a...

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