April 20, 2001
Very Cross Dressers
Alright, so there weren’t a whole lot of trannie kids in our high school, but you get the point: men who dress as or become women have never enjoyed a stellar relationship with the sportos. So we’re thinking that maybe, just maybe, an ugly incident last week in Turkey shouldn’t really come as much of a surprise. According to a Reuters report, these are the details: as the son of Turkey’s sports minister, Fikret Unlu, arrived at his family’s Ankarra home late Saturday night and parked his car, a group of ornery cross-dressers emerged from the shadows and demanded from him fifty million Turkish lira (relax, it’s only forty-two dollars) or else he’d be “shamed in front of his neighbors.” Now, what sort of shame they were referring to isn’t totally clear from the report, though our devious minds can think of all sorts of ways a restless pack of transvestites might bring shame to the son of Turkey’s sports minister. Nevertheless, Unlu apparently scoffed at the demand, at which point the trannies attacked him, throwing beer bottles and rocks at the poor boy and using their cell phones to dig this call in transvestite reinforcements before police finally arrived to disperse the group. Two people were arrested, including one transsexual, but no one was seriously injured. Still, one presumes that there are a lot of pointed questions being asked around the Unlu household this week.
Awwww. Wait Ick!
We all get old. Hey, we’re realistic about this either we get old or we die young, and we’ll take the former over the latter eight days a week. But there is something about aging we’re not quite ready to deal with yet: old person sex.
Now don’t get us wrong. We know it happens, and we don’t have a problem with it, in theory. It’s just, you know. Not something we like to think about. But for old people or at least for some of them it’s very much something to think about. And if you’re cooped up in a retirement home, and your significant oldster is not, then things can be tough. With nurses and staff people traipsing in and out of the room at all hours, where can a couple of longevous lovebirds go to get a few minutes of private time? (Apparently, the old scarf-on-the-doorknob trick doesn’t work at the retirement house.) And that’s just the issue that has Julia Burton-Jones, author of a new guide for the British charity Relatives and Residents Association, up in arms. According to the BBC News Online, Burton-Jones has recommended that care homes set aside special rooms in which elderly residents may have sex with their partners. “There is an ageist assumption that older people are no longer interested in intimacy, and this is simply not true,” says Burton-Jones. “The needs of those with partners must be considered carefully. Their privacy and desire for intimate expression of affection and sexuality needs to be protected.” And to that we say, hear hear! It’s just, you know. Not something we’d like to think about any longer, if that’s okay with you.
Shrinkage for the Earth
God bless the true believers. The rest of us run around, absorbed in our
Specifically, the naked people out in Missoula, Montana, who this week
Unfortunately, not everyone was as wowed by the wilderness streakers.
Quotes of the Week
“All she could talk about was breast-feeding Dylan, and all I could think about was that it was my turn to be breast-fed.”