Archive for July 6, 2011
As the proud possessor of a cloaca, Pauly Platypus is amused and mystified, in equal measure, about some aspects of human behavior.
Both have adopted the same strategy: using a sex strike to get what you want.
The problem is, the strike is affecting the men of Barbacoas, but it’s the Columbian government that needs to build the road. So the men of Barbacoas did the only natural thing: they went on a hunger strike in response to the sex strike.
Now the people of Barbacoas are isolated, hungry, and horny. This is progress?
(If Mrs. Obama, Mrs. Reid, Mrs. Cantor or Mrs. Boehner is reading this, Pauly’s not trying to give you any ideas, but can we get a budget deal done, please?)
- Women Withhold Sex To Get Road Fixed (neatorama.com)
- Women refuse sex until road fixed (news.ninemsn.com.au)
- Latest Lysistrata Comparanda (rogueclassicism.com)
Who can forget the infamous Soup Nazi from Seinfeld? He made the best soup in New York City, and the faithful would wait in line for an hour or more to get their daily fix. But often some poor schmuck would finally reach the counter, only to discover he had displeased the Soup Nazi in some obscure way, upon which he would be told, peremptorily and arbitrarily, “No soup for you!” and forced to trudge off and find lunch somewhere else.
This, in a way, is exactly what Republican legislatures in more than a dozen states are doing right now. But although their actions are certainly peremptory, there is nothing arbitrary about the “No vote for you!” initiative. It is called Voter Suppression, and it is specifically and deliberately targeted at people who are least likely to vote Republican.