I ran into an old friend today, that I used to date in High School. She told me that she has breast and bone cancer, and it is growing. I did not recognize her at first, because of what the cancer and her therapy have done to her. Seeing her brought back a flood of memories, making me very nostalgic, sad and mournful. I feel like I'm not only mourning her ailment, but I am mourning the past. She was beautiful. All my friends were jealous, back in the day. To see her like this... The pallor of her skin... Her long hair taken from her. It is heartbreaking. Time, and fate can be very cruel...
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Woman sets fire to ex-husband's penis

Wed Aug 22, 2007 10:53AM EDT
MOSCOW (Reuters) - A woman set fire to her ex-husband's penis as he sat naked watching television and drinking vodka, Moscow police said Wednesday.

Asked if the man would make a full recovery, a police spokeswoman said it was "difficult to predict."

The attack climaxed three years of acrimonious enforced co-habitation. The couple divorced three years ago but continued to share a small flat, something common in Russia where property costs are very high.

"It was monstrously painful," the wounded ex-husband told Tvoi Den newspaper. "I was burning like a torch. I don't know what I did to deserve this."
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I'm sitting here typing upon waking, still stunned by the dream I had last night. If my writing is disjointed, I'm sorry. I just got back from a trip back in time, and I'm feeling a strong wave of nostalgia and loss. In the dream, I was with my old roomie Dustin. We were on a college campus. I don't know why we were there, or who we were supposed to be visiting. It was fall, somewhere close to Halloween. We went into a large two story house where students were living. I immediately engaged some of the residents in conversation, and started having a good time. I asked the girl I was talking to what her name was, and she said it was Kirsten. She was very nice, and had a collection of Star Wars memorabilia. I remember asking her what year it was. She was puzzled, but I asked her to humor me. It was 1997. I asked her if there was a computer available that I might look at some things online to sate my curiousity, but she said no. The whole house was getting ready to go to a party at a nightclub, and they invited us along. I should have asked more questions about our whereabouts and such, but I was too swept away in the vertigo of knowing I had stepped ten years back in time. I had such a good time with Dustin, Kirsten and her friends, that recalling it is sort of sad to me. It is sad because I know now this place and these people, all except for Dustin, exist only in my mind. Or do they? There was something familiar about the place. It was either a combination of real college towns I had visited all rolled into one, or it was an actual place I had been in the past. Everything was so real either way. The dream was so vivid and realistic that I could go on and on about it, but I won't. For now, I will just sit here quietly and think about it... wishing I could return.
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George A. Romero's "Diary of the Dead"

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

DIARY OF THE DEAD to have World Premiere at Toronto International Film Festival

Chosen as Midnight Madness lead title...

In his first independently produced zombie film in over two decades, George A. Romero returns to ground zero in the history of the living dead. When a group of film students making a horror movie in the woods discovers that the dead have begun to revive, they turn their cameras on the real-life horrors that suddenly confront them, creating a first person diary of their bloody encounters and the disintegration of everything they hold dear. Told with Romero's pitch-black humor and an unflinching eye on our post-Katrina world, DIARY OF THE DEAD marks the noted filmmaker's return to his roots. Starring Michelle Morgan, Josh Close, Shawn Roberts, Scott Wentworth, Amy Lalonde and Joe Dinicol. An Artfire Films/Romero-Grunwald Production produced by PeterGrunwald, Artur Spigel, Sam Englebardt and Ara Katz. Executive Producers are Dan Fireman, John Harrison and Steve Barnett.


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Eh, Stealthy Warrior, more like.

You scored as Rogue, Rogues share little in common with each other. Some are stealthy thieves. Others are silver-tongued tricksters. Still others are scouts, infiltrators, spies, diplomats, or thugs. What they share is versatility, adaptability, and resourcefulness. In general rogues are skill at getting what others don't want them to get; entrance in to a locked treasure vault, safe passage past a deadly trap, secret battle plans, a guards trust, or some random person's pocket money.
























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Get a snake to bite it. Yeah. You do that.

Penis Myths Debunked
By LiveScience Staff

posted: 01 June 2007 04:30 pm ET

When it comes to penises, length matters more to men than to women, according to a new study that reviews more than 60 years of research and debunks numerous sex myths.

About 90 percent of women actually prefer a wide penis to a long one, according to two studies included in the review. Eighty-five percent of women reported being satisfied with their partner’s penis size, compared to only 55 percent for men.

The review, conducted by Drs. Kevan Wylie and Ian Eardley of the Porterback Clinic and Royal Hallamshire Hospital in Sheffield and St. James’ Hospital in Leeds, United Kingdom, respectively, combines results from more than 50 international research projects into penis size and small penis syndrome (SPS) conducted since 1942.

“The issue of attractiveness to women is complex, but most data suggest that penile size is much lower down the list of priorities for women than such issues as a man’s personality and external grooming,” the researchers write.

Drawing upon the results of 12 relevant studies, the review, detailed in the British Journal of Urology (BJU) International, finds that the average erect penis is about 5.5 to 6.2 inches long and about 4.7 to 5.1 inches in circumference.

Penis myths

The findings also deflate a few other myths about male genitalia. The notion that penis size varies according to race, for example, is false.

Another oft-repeated myth is that older men tend to have smaller penises, but Wylie and Eardley found no differences when they combined the results of all the studies together.

One surprising finding was that small penis syndrome (SPS), also known as the “locker room syndrome,” is much more common in men with normal sized penises than those who have so-called micropensises (penises with a flaccid length of less than 2.7 inches). An internet survey of more than 52,000 heterosexual men found that 12 percent thought their penises were too small, even though micropenis is estimated to affect only about 0.6 percent of men.

One study suggests SPS often begin at an early age. Sixty-three percent of men with the disorder said their anxieties started with childhood comparisons, often to an elder sibling or their fathers, while 37 percent blamed erotic images viewed during their teenage years.

Be wary

The review also supports recent studies that find penis-enlarging vacuum devices, penis extenders and traction devices rarely live up to their promises, but can, in some cases, provide a “psychological uplifting effect.”

The authors take a wait-and-see approach to penis-enlargment surgery , which can include everything from partially separating ligaments in the penis so it hangs further from the body to injecting fat into the penis to increase its girth. One of the most extreme procedures involves completely splaying the penis and inserting a piece of cartilage into it before suturing it up again.

“While information is starting to emerge on the success of some surgical techniques, this is not backed up by data on patients’ satisfaction with such procedures,” Wylie said.

The doctors point out some ancient tried and true methods for penis enlargement, but these aren’t any more comfortable. Indian Sadhus men, for example, use weights to increase their penis length, while the Topamina of Brazil encourage poisonous snakes to bite their penises to get a size boost that lasts six months.

The researchers say their review is intended to “provide clinicians with an overarching summary of the many research projects that have been carried out into penile size and small penis syndrome” so that they can better treat the disorder.

When faced with a patient with SDS, “the initial approach should be a thorough urological, psychosexual, psychological and psychiatric assessment, possibly with more than one clinician involved,” they write.
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Spanish town votes in Elvis flares and nude pool

Thu May 31, 2007 10:59AM EDT
MADRID (Reuters) - Council meetings in Reus could take a turn for the bizarre after the northern Spanish town voted in a councillor who promised to turn up dressed as Elvis Presley and wants to turn the square into a nudist pool.

Ariel Santamaria, a former postman, stood for a small independent party dressed in full Elvis regalia complete with sideburns and won enough votes last weekend to take a council seat.

It remains to be seen how other parties will take his proposals for Reus, a town of 100,000 people near Barcelona.

His platform included plans to paint the town hall pink, plant marijuana in the parks and give the town police global positioning systems to find people who might need a light while rolling a joint.
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