Jamie's got some splainin' to do

Posted on February 2nd, 2009

Revenue Magazine
Tasteful! It can double as a tombstone for your marriage.

On the subject of infidelity, Paul Newman famously said "Why go out for hamburger when you have steak at home?" Nobody who quotes that ever mentions the fact that he was referring to his second wife, Joanne Woodward née Burger, whom he began seeing while married with three children. I'd call that kind of a dick move, but they remained in love until the day he died, so perhaps adultery is like war in that history will judge its merit. Or maybe people just prefer their love stories with collateral damage. Hollywood certainly seems to think so.


P.S. Have you ever noticed how many cinematic romances portray cheating as sympathetic? Or how often the cuckold is played by poor James Marsden?

James Marsden
I live in a world where this man is considered undesirable. Note to self: avoid mirrors.

The Return of Words vs. Pictures! (kinda)

As long time readers might remember, Jamie and I retired the debate portion of our blog because our arguments were running out of passion. You'll be delighted to learn, then, that we're a heartbeat away from murdering each other over our inability to agree on exactly who won a bet. We need a neutral third party.

We need you.

The argument began over whether or not YouTube shows pornography. I argued they wouldn't even show nudity of a sexual nature (e.g. distinct from innocent baby photos or European ads featuring bare bottoms). Jamie and I agreed that a video of naked female breasts would be required to win. A day or two later, Jamie showed me a video and we've been arguing its validity ever since, both convinced we've won.

The crux of the matter is this: Does a topless woman covered in opaque body paint constitute nudity?

NAKED: I've no wish to speak for Jamie, but I think it's safe to say his argument pretty much boils down to "no clothes = naked."

NOT: Playboy can't show naked breasts on its cover, but Vanity Fair was allowed to show Demi Moore in body paint. Sports Illustrated does it all the time with their swimsuit issue. Why? Because the models aren't naked. They're covered - in paint. Hardly appropriate office attire, but neither is a skimpy bikini and you wouldn't call someone naked for wearing one.

Body Paint Demi MooreBody paint

Spider-Man body paint
Me, last Hallowe'en.


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