Monthly Archives: June 2011

The SlutWalk: Strut Your Stuff, Ladies (and Gentlemen).

As a red-blooded American male, I take a strong pride in the amount of attractive women we have strutting around our cities, grocery stores, and college campuses. However, it is Toronto, Canada, that is stealing the limelight, for their attractive women have taken to the streets, wearing some of the most revealing and sexually alluring clothing, in a rally known as the SlutWalk.

The SlutWalk was held on April 3rd, 2011, in Toronto, Canada, and, as evident by the above video, has since been sparking similar movements around the world. It is open to all races, sexes (yes, even men can join the fun), and sexual orientations. The clothing and attire that individuals wear during the march has ranged from absurdly revealing to extremely conservative, depending on the wearer’s willingness to show skin. The point of the rally, though, is not simply to show off your skin to those who care enough to gawk. No, the point is to protest the common belief that female rape victims are often asking for it.

slutwalkOn January 24th, 2011, Constable Michael Sanguinetti and another officer were speaking at York University. Sanguinetti said that women should avoid dressing like sluts in order not to be victimized. He later apologized for insinuating that dressing like a slut assumes that you will be raped.

But the controversy goes deeper:

During a rape case in February of 2011, Justice Robert Dewar claimed that the victim’s behavior and attire a tube top and heels may have given the attacker the wrong impression. Dewar also said that the victim was drinking and was wearing makeup, thus putting herself at risk of being raped. However, since the judge felt that the defendant was not threatening only insensitive to the fact (she) was not a willing participant – the defendant will serve no jail time. Basically, a man raped a woman and the judge believed that her attire and behavior caused her to deserve it.

The SlutWalk is a public outcry to rework the understanding of our society. While the SlutWalk is not specifically stating that individuals, both men and women, should be allowed to wear whatever they desire, it is stating that dressing like a slut should not assume that you want to be raped. Hell, I’ve seen some slutty womens Halloween costumes, but never have I thought that rape was the perfect response. This should be common sense, but apparently there are some animals out there who feel entitled to rape anyone dressed in anything even close to revealing.

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An example of SlutWalk signs.

Attendants have brought signs that read Sluts have dreams too, NOT asking for it, Proud sluts, and Police look like sluts to uniform fetishists. Some of the men who participated brought signs that read Real men take no for an answer, Real men don’t rape, and Sluts are not as disgusting as Toronto police services.

Pumpkinrot: Combining Art, Pumpkins, and Horror

There comes a time when Halloween is no longer about collecting candy, traveling the streets, and enjoying a time with your friends. Instead, the inevitable bitterness of age comes into play, and social standards claim that you are too old for trick-or-treating. You become the one that passes out candy, watching the children come and leave with smiles. Some may view this as a negative transformation, because they have been forced to pass the baton onto the younger generation. But there are others, such as Pumpkinrot, who view this transformation as an opportunity to revel in the creativity and horror of Halloween.

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Pumpkinrot is a site that focuses on showing off the anonymous creator’s love for Halloween decorations. While the creator of Pumpkinrot is not explicitly stated, the creative products that have come from this individual’s mind are far from unknown. In fact, Pumpkinrot.com has recorded photographs dated as far back as before 2001.

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As explained on Pumpkinrot.com, every creation is designed to enhance the Halloween experience for individuals that are out trick-or-treating. The creator calls it a set, which is a simple or elaborate Halloween display created by some Halloween-loving homeowner. Just because age and social standards has pushed away Pumpkinrot’s ability to enjoy the trick-or-treating aspect of Halloween does not mean that he cannot heighten the experience for others. This is a tradition that more homeowners should adapt.

Here are some of the more horrifying creations concocted from Pumpkinrot’s morbid mind:

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Cthulu and The Bloop

If you haven’t heard, we may or may not have a gargantuan sea creature living in the deepest parts of the ocean. In 1997, the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) discovered an ultra-low frequency and extremely powerful underwater sound, which they named the Bloop. NOAA did not, however, discover the origin of the sound.


Here’s the recorded sound of the Bloop at 16x the original speed:


Here’s how the NOAA describes the Bloop: [it] rises rapidly in frequency over about one minute and was of sufficient amplitude to be heard on multiple sensors, at a range of over 5,000 km. Dr. Christopher Fox, a member of NOAA, believes it to be a man-made sound, such as a submarine or bomb, or a geological event, such as a volcano or earthquake. Unfortunately, no such recorded sounds of geological or man-made events matche the Bloop, leaving the case open for further investigation.

There are some individuals who believe the Bloop to be the sound of an unidentified gargantuan creature. To give you an idea of the size of the unknown creator of the Bloop, the sound is several times louder than the loudest known animal, the blue whale. But it’s not only the sound that we have to take into consideration, it’s also the location of the sound.

The triangulated origin of the Bloop is roughly 950 nautical miles from the precisely-described location of R’lyeh, the sunken extra-dimensional city in The Call of Cthulu. Are you starting to see what I see?


  • Mystery Sound
  • Unknown Origin
  • Underwater Gargantuan Creature
  • Located Near R’lyeh

The God of Chaos and Madness has awoken! His reign of insanity is the only explanation for our trying, troubled times. Gas price inflation, international wars, riots, genocides, rapes, uncontrolled law enforcement corruption, it is all the work of the Lord Cthulu. Our nations, our leaders, and our world is being bent to the ruling of his dead-but-dreaming idealism. If only HP Lovecraft was still around, he’d know what to do! (Or, at least, write a sweet story about it.)

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We should take bets on which happens first: the Rapture or the reign of Cthulu. Maybe they’re two of the same? That certainly would explain Harold Camping blowing $140,000 on billboards.