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Gigantic, gigantic! A big, big -- um, wait a second... (possibly NSFW)

Apple's new iPhone commercial uses that ultra-catchy Pixies classic, "Gigantic". But... Do you think the producers of the commercial knew what the song is about? A calculated gamble that 98% of viewers would not? Clever marketing designed to create a stir? Or just plain cluelessness?
posted by mikeand1 on Apr 26, 2014 - 118 comments

Is that an F1 car you're driving or are you just happy to see me?

Fans of the Formula 1 racing series spend the offseason poring through the next year's regulation changes before the unveiling of the new cars at the first testing session in January. The biggest change from last year is the switch from V8 to V6 engines, but since November fans and teams have fixated on something else: the new nosecone specifications result in an "ugly" car and quite phallic noses. [more inside]
posted by edeezy on Jan 28, 2014 - 50 comments

Embryonic koro in birds

Cocks (almost) don't have a penis, a trait common to 97% of bird species, but they can grow one when the expression of the Bmp4 gene is prevented. The expression of this gene causes the percursor of the phallus in the chick embryo to undergo apoptosis (cell death) and Bmp genes are also involved in 3 other bird traits: feather development, toothlessness and beak shape. In penis-less bird species, copulation requires a sex maneuver nicknamed the cloacal kiss (in French) which requires a full cooperation of the female (3 min of tender parrot sex). In species where males have a penis, like ducks, females are less lucky: the coevolution of the rather convoluted morphology of male and female genitalia has been hypothezised to occur through sexual conflict [many previouslies]. The evolutionary mechanisms that drove phallus reduction in most birds species are still unknown.
posted by elgilito on Jun 11, 2013 - 20 comments

Richard the Wurm

Hahaha, that worm looks like a penis! Oh, wait, that's the headline. Well, for the most part: 'Missing link' connects two weird, wormy sea creatures [more inside]
posted by rosswald on Mar 13, 2013 - 10 comments

Science museum adds to membership

``Several people had pledged their penises over the years — including an American, a Briton, and a German — but Arason's was the first to be successfully donated, Hjartarson said.'' [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Apr 12, 2011 - 40 comments

Banana Split

What is sexy? Sexy is Lio, in 1980, dancing around a giant yellow banana phallus.
posted by puny human on Jun 6, 2010 - 79 comments

Griefing comes to First Life

BREAKING NEWS: Kasparov assailed by flying dong. Possible inspiration
posted by thirteenkiller on May 19, 2008 - 83 comments

Kanamara Matsuri festival

Whip it out and dance don't be afraid (NSFW?). Yes! It is that time of the year again : today Japanese people celebrate Kanamara Matsuri (金まら祭り), the annual Kawasaki Fertility Festival (previously on Hōnen Matsuri (豊年祭)
posted by elpapacito on Apr 6, 2008 - 14 comments

"Obviously...you need a garage to park the car.”

Respect the cock! Or duck, as the case may be. Avian co-evolution in action, from the New York Times.
posted by adamgreenfield on May 1, 2007 - 29 comments

A truly blessed man

2 heads are better than 1 Ever heard of diphallus? Well, now you have. See here as well
posted by bmpetow on Aug 22, 2006 - 31 comments

What Cheney said. But with fewer words.

"By jabbing a threatening phallus at your enemy like a wild animal, you aren't just belittling him, but also making him your sexual inferior." Apparently, George W. Bush let some boys in East Lampeter, PA know that they were sexually inferior. But Kerry too has jabbed a threatening phallus recently. [Bush link via Kottke; first link previously discussed on MeFi]
posted by limitedpie on Jul 12, 2004 - 21 comments

Phallological Museum

The Icelanding Phallological Museum. A museum dedicated to the male sexual organ, with an online gallery of phalluses of many species.
Lingam Gnosis is the 'ancient art of penis reading' - like palmistry, only with penises, which can be classified into alchemical earth, fire, water and air types.
Foreskin.org is an educational site about the male foreskin (with photographs and articles).
(Needless to say, probably not suitable for work).
posted by plep on Jul 25, 2003 - 5 comments

Harvard Penis

Did you hear the one about the Harvard girls and the large snow phallus? Oh, and here's the response featuring the memorable line: "it means that we, as women, must be subject to erect penises whether we like it or not."
posted by adrober on Feb 23, 2003 - 114 comments

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