Conversations about culture

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There was a day, within the lifetimes of those among us, when there were no video games, no Internets, no Blue Ray, no DVRs, no FIOS, no Satellite TV, no DVD's, no VCR's, no cable, no broadcast TV, no Cd's, no MTV, no cassette tapes, no 8-tracks, no LP's no 45's, no 78's, no XM radio, no FM radio, no radio, period. 

In that day, the upright piano was the state-of-the-art in home entertainment technology.  In 1909, over 350,000 pianos were manufactured in the United States.  That's almost six times as many as in 2007, in a country with one-third the population.  The age of the piano came and went.  It, along with its partners the sheet music industry and the professional piano tuner, succumbed to the radio the gramophone, television, etc. 

Thank you, Aq Baron, whoever you are, for posting scanned images of the Mercury News police blotter for Atherton, CA--the town that lard built.  It is famous today, by virtue of being the second most expensive city in America.

Here is at least a sampling of what was recently reported to the police:

Coghlan Lane, 7:33 p.m. Friday: A woman told police someone was at her door and that when she asked who it was, no one answered.  Police responded and determine the stranger outside had delivered package (sic).

Heritage Court, 12:44 a.m. Thursday: A woman whose finger got stuck in a drain was reported to be conscious and breathing.

Click here to view the interview with Terry Martell about the Pixie Kitchen and how she came to posess some of the actual Pixies that used to live at the kitchen.  Sadly, it is long gone, but the Pixies have been rescued.

Let's start with:

"SOME Pixilated FACTS ABOUT THE FAMOUS... PIXIE KITCHEN

Our First Year -- 7,000 people visited the Pixie.  This year over 320,000 people will pass in Front of the Big Mirrors in the Hall.  If we count entering and leaving, this figure will be 640,000.

The Mirrors were brought from Pittsburgh--and Freight and Crating cost almost as much as the Quoted price on the mirrors."

 Warning:  THAR BE SOME MINOR SPOILERS!

DO NOT READ ANY FURTHER IF YOU WANT TO EXPERIENCE UTOPIA IN ALL IT'S GLORY, WITH NO PRECONCEPTIONS.  JUST GO WATCH IT.

 A look back at 2012 and a look forward at 2013.
 

 There are two Americas.  

There is one America that is guided by principles, and one that's guided by voices.
 
One America believes everyone should vote.  One does not.
 
One America shapes their message for their audience.  One does not.
 
One America knows that immigration is our greatest strength.  One does not.
Very cute Latina all black nice ass sandals faux-alligator-skin purse. Hair in a high pony tail. Very thin.
 
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Crazy. Yellow top, brown pants, hair shaved in a bizarre fashion. Short in back, sheared in the front. Kinda like a messed up Celtic tonsor. VPL, may be wearing diaper. Pointing and waving in random directions.
 
Nobody waves back.
 
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White sweats, Nike tee underneath. Curly hair, Latina, pretty for her age. Black bag, medium build, short.
 
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Blind.
 
Lime green blouse, gray slacks, or rather, pants, white house slippers, 50's hair in a short, sensible style.
 

Morgan Page is a multi-disciplinary artist and social worker based in Toronto.  She is the author of Brazen: the transwomen guide to safer sex.  While it's primarily aimed at trans sex workers, it's full of useful information for anyone in the trans community or their partners.

Joe Hubris talked to her at the 2012 Philadelphia Trans Health Conference.

Click here for the interview.

Click here to view the first ever Joe Hubris Show: Stand to Urimate

WARNING:  This video contains images of realistic prosthetic penises.

Stand to Urimate, L.L.C. provides a variety of products primarily for transmen.  Joe Hubris spoke to them at the 2012 Philadelphia Trans Health Conference.