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Friday, November 10, 2006

Measuring the Drapes

Posted by Scott Eric Kaufman on 11/10/06 at 03:08 PM

Vis-à-vis some recent remarks, I feel compelled to ask:

What do “taxpayer-financed ‘women’s studies’ caves” look like?  Nice curtains or modified bed linens?  Shelves clawed from the walls?  Rows of unalphabetized feminist literature?  Piles of New Yorkers from 1996 strewn about the floor? 

Why are all these feminist troglodytes so primitive?

“Backwards”?  What do you mean, “backwards”?


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In “Clan of the Cave Bear”, one of the cave women goes into another’s cave and immediately critiques the housekeeping and decor.

Some things never change. Back on the veldt, the female brain (and the sensitive 10% of the male brains) were already wired for interior decorating.

By John Emerson on 11/10/06 at 04:05 PM | Permanent link to this comment

Come now, we all know that gay men are the only humans who have evolved a “chic decor” part of the brain.  Rear entry allows both parties to look out at the bedroom design in a way that the missionary position never allows (all that looking into each others’ eyes crap, or drooling nastily into the crook of a girl’s neck).

Ladies, straight and gay, buy their clothes at Target, fer christssake.

By on 11/10/06 at 04:13 PM | Permanent link to this comment

At least we know now that the gay gene originated in the need for cave decorators. I suppose they were the ones doing the paintings while the real men were off killing mastodons with sharp sticks.

By John Emerson on 11/10/06 at 04:26 PM | Permanent link to this comment

It’s controversial among archaeologists.  However excavations that yield unusual traces of herbal tea, proto-Judy-Chicago wall daubings, and exceptionally antiquated office furniture surely cry out for explanation.

By on 11/10/06 at 04:34 PM | Permanent link to this comment

"One is <del>not</del> born <del>but rather becomes a woman</del> a gay interior decorator“?

By Scott Eric Kaufman on 11/10/06 at 04:47 PM | Permanent link to this comment

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