May 27th, 2004

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Amusement

I'm going to leave this at the top of my journal. Because it amuses me.



Edit: I got bored of Bert. Therefore this is no longer on top. :) It's now in my user info. Move along.
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Trousers in History


  • In Asia both women and men have always worn pants for warmth, comfort, and convenience. In Rome and Greece women and men wore tunics.

  • In the fourth century, women in the Western world wore pants, which they adapted from the Persians. At that time, pants were considered unmanly.

  • By the Middle Ages in Europe women were wearing dresses and men were wearing breeches.

  • After the French Revolution, men took off their high heels, silk stockings, and wigs and began wearing trousers.

  • In the nineteenth century women put on trousers to ride horses, but they hid them by wearing full skirts on top.

  • All trousers were pull-ons until the nineteenth century, when front closures using buttons were introduced.

  • Jeans were the first trousers to put women and men on equal terms.

  • Until 1970 it was not fashionable and sometimes against the law to wear pants in offices, classrooms, and restaurants in the U.S.


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Disclaimer: haven't double-checked this any. Just posting it for fun/general interest. Corrections/clarifications welcome.
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    Enya - The Celts
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The Geek Strikes Back: Breast Baring Popular in 1600s

Study: Breast Baring Popular in 1600s
By Jennifer Viegas, Discovery News

May 17, 2004 — Women of the 1600s, from queens to prostitutes, commonly exposed one or both breasts in public and in the popular media of the day, according to a study of fashion, portraits, prints, and thousands of woodcuts from 17th-century ballads.

The finding suggests breast exposure by women in England and in the Netherlands during the 17th century was more accepted than it is in most countries today. Researchers, for example, say Janet Jackson's Super Bowl baring would not even have raised eyebrows in the 17th century.

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    Sarah Brightman - The Journey Home
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WTF?

Okay, when did 'furry' become the new gay?

I don't rightly 'get' furry either, but I respect it. What's the point of relentlessly bashing someone just because they have an antropomorphic cartoon animal in their icon? I can't believe the hatred that spouts from some people's keyboards. Filth like "Get out of my state/country/city/whatever, furry" and "Furries should die."

Unless furries are somehow pressuring non-furries into becoming furries or trying to run the government, I don't get why the hate. Who are we going after next? People who like to play checkers? "Checkies get out of my state!" "DEATH TO CHECKIES!"

For crying out loud! Grow the fuck up, people.
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Political!Humour

How many members of the Bush Administration are needed to replace a light bulb? The answer is

SEVEN:

(1) One to deny that a light bulb needs to be replaced

(2) one to attack and question the patriotism of anyone who has questions about the light bulb.

(3) one to blame the previous administration for the need of a new light bulb.

(4) one to arrange the invasion of a country rumored to have a secret stockpile of light bulbs.

(5) one to get together with Vice President Cheney and figure out how to pay Haliburton Industries one million dollars for a light bulb.

(6) one to arrange a photo-op session showing Bush changing the light bulb while dressed in a flight suit and wrapped in an American flag

(7) and finally one to explain to Bush the difference between screwing a light bulb and screwing the country.


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