Maggie’s Tuesday Links

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

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25 Responses to “Maggie’s Tuesday Links”

  1. #1 |  Paul Sand` | 

    After googling “wet koala”, I found credible allegations that the mouth part of the picture is photoshoppery. Won’t stop me from having nightmares about it though.

  2. #2 |  Adrian Ratnapala | 

    horrifying picture of a wet koala.

    That’s not a koala. That’s a Drop Bear. See:

  3. #3 |  MacK | 

    mmmmmmm boobs

  4. #4 |  croaker | 

    Missed one, Maggie.

  5. #5 |  Reginod | 

    Re Sex Addiction: Dr. David Ley’s book The Myth of Sex Addiction might be of interest.

  6. #6 |  Yizmo Gizmo | 

    A protected right to be ignorant of the nature…er… that has
    to be one of the most awkward phrasings I’ve seen lately.
    Remember, this is Palm Beach Koo Koo Land, the same
    people that tried to sell us “Hanging Chads.”
    A lot of the drug trade has to do with tricking people into unwittingly delivering or possessing drugs. In Florida, those
    victims are now subject to prosecution.
    (On the bright side, it does give me some juicy ideas about
    planting drugs in Cops’ and Judges’ cars, mailboxes, and suitcases, and
    anonymously calling 911)

  7. #7 |  Robert | 

    Whatever it is, it looks pissed off.

  8. #8 |  the other rob | 


  9. #9 |  DoubleU | 

    Whatever it is, it looks pissed off.

    Or yawning…

    So I want to know how Maggie feels about Obama saying somebody else built her business.

  10. #10 |  (B)oscoH, Yogurt Eater | 

    Another cop encounter with a dog. Actually, it’s how they should be. Heart-warming.

  11. #11 |  Maggie McNeill | 

    #1 – I myself googled a number of koala pictures because the mouth looked Photoshopped to me as well, but it still looked pretty close to some other open-mouth pictures so I let it go.

    #4 – Actually, that’s not a miss; that kind of thing is “dog bites man” from the sex worker activist POV. It is good that the media is starting to notice it, though; there have been a number of articles like that this year, which is cause for slight, guarded optimism.

    #5 – Yes, I quoted Ley in the second of my two columns on it.

    #9 – It would annoy me, but I’m not sure what you’re referring to.

  12. #12 |  Boyd Durkin | 

    …why men love tits.

    I read that whole article and then I remembered what Russell Edgington said on True Blood about why he liked feeding on humans: “Because it makes my dick hard!”

  13. #13 |  PersonFromPorlock | 

    Fifty million years of primate evolution with most of that time passed mating doggy-style. So of course men are attracted by female bottoms. Throw in a bipedal stance, though, and the alluring buttocks are no longer so prominently displayed. So buttock-y bulges on the female front, i.e., cheeks and breasts, get selected-in by evolution. And prominent lips, although delicacy forbids enlarging on that subject.

    Proof? It’s not proof, but it’s interesting that bonobos, who are the only other primates with a semi-bipedal stance are also the only other primates whose females have prominent breasts.

  14. #14 |  Dante | 

    RE: Alaska Cat as mayor.

    Would he consider running for President? I’m sure he would do a better job than the last few humans.

  15. #15 |  SamK | 

    Here’s the original Koala pic.

    I still like the shopped one though :)

  16. #16 |  Brandon | 

    Maggie, this is what #9 was referring to:

  17. #17 |  Brandon | 

    The highlight: “If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.”

  18. #18 |  PersonFromPorlock | 

    Wet Koala source pic here:

  19. #19 |  Maggie McNeill | 

    #13 – You might appreciate this column. ;-)

  20. #20 |  MPH | 

    Why men love (big) tits.

    I read an article written by an anthropologist (female, as it happens). Her theory went like this: we’re all (male and female) driven to mate with the newly mature (young adults). So we key on things that mean “young”. Blonde hair tends to darken as we age (I know mine went from light blond to brown as I passed puberty), so blondes are popular with the opposite gender. Large breasts sag with time, making it harder for big busted women to hide their age (so bras are intended to make women look younger). Younger mates tend to be more fertile, and more capable of raising the young to adulthood, which from an evolutionary standpoint, is what an organism’s goal is (having lots of kids that don’t reach breeding age means your genes don’t get perpetuated). So why do some men like small busted women? Women who’s breasts are small are just entering puberty, and so seem young.

  21. #21 |  LCB | 

    Rabbit Hash, Kentucky has had a dog as mayor for over 20 years…not the same dog, mind you, but a dog.

    Quite the scandle when the health department ruled that the mayor couldn’t hold court in the Rabbit Hash General Store!!!

  22. #22 |  Hal 10000 | 

    MPH, I think that’s right on. Her point (and mine) is that there’s nothing unique about the breast thing other than it being so common. Hip-to-waist ratio is another thing that’s been shown to draw men and to decrease with age. There is a special incentive for men to want younger women as women’s fertility fades with time (men’s does a little bit, but not as dramatically or as finally).

  23. #23 |  Lloyd Flack | 

    That photo is a soaked and pissed off drop bear, not a koala. I’m Australian, I know the difference.

  24. #24 |  appletony | 

    The photo is an altered photo of this original wet koala:

    I would love to teach y’all to google!

  25. #25 |  Gabriel | 

    David Brin has an excellent article on human sexuality, in which he speculates that the breast fixation evolved because that’s how we tell which females are old enough to mate with: