Julia Sherman offers us a glimpse into the sheitel
industry and the larger global hair trade
. [more inside]
"We're not telling you what to wear -- we're just telling you what we, as guys, have to guard against." What 1600 teenage Christian boys think girls shouldn't be wearing.
Modesty Blaise was one of the greatest newspaper comics ever.
Modesty was a take-no-prisoners adventuress. Easily one of the best drawn and scripted newspaper continuities.
has been my childhood heroine
, ever since I was old enough to read the daily strip
in the comics section of the newspaper. As she and Willie Garvin
swashbuckled their way through
adventures, she was a role model
unlike any other
woman I'd known. Books
about her were
popular in my
youth. Now, decades later
, the entire series is being offered
in print, as a series of graphic novels
each containing three full
stories using the original
artworks accompanied by
the author Peter O'Donnell's commentary and thoughts
, including 'censored
' strips like one
in issue #12 . He was also
the creator of my other favourite comic, Garth
Mariah Carey album covers in Saudi Arabia
. These appear to be genuine
, not a hoax (although the album covers on the Megastar website
don't appear to have been changed). From the comments
on the post: Actually, I think she looks better in the covered up pictures. Via Mini ZuD.
What is old is new again, unfortunately. Wholesome Wear
(boy that name just makes you cringe eh?) makes modern, and even less revealing, duplicates of what your Grandma
or Great Grandma
used to swim in - for the thoroughly modern Mormon (or other religious zealot wackos who cant accept girls have knees).
God hates females in swimsuits
, I guess.
Unprepared for Peace in IraqLet us reject the blinders of isolationism, just as we refuse the crown of empire. Let us not dominate others with our power -- or betray them with our indifference. And let us have an American foreign policy that reflects American character. The modesty of true strength. The humility of real greatness.
Presidential Candidate George W Bush, 2000
Footnotes: March 26, 2003: U.S. Plans For Post-Conflict Iraq Receive Mixed Grade - CSIS Scorecard Cites Gaps, Shortcomings in Administration's Plans; March 2003: Plotting the Aftermath; August, 26, 2003: Do What It Takes in Iraq
--and, on an ancillary note: WMD: Intelligence Without Brains