Friday, March 11, 2011

Important Programming Notes

While I expect you all to watch the Selection Show on Sunday (I project Syracuse as a 3 seed, outside chance at a 2 if they win the Big East), I also expect your DVRs to be running at the same time.
MSG will be replaying its "Summer of '86" series at 5pm Sunday night. All four parts, in a row.
Also Sunday night, a new 30 for 30-style documentary on the Fab Five, called "The Fab Five" and I believe based on the book by Mitch Albom.
That airs Sunday night at 9pm.

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Song of the Week

"Where You At" - Jennifer Hudson
I hate to be reading too much into it but it seems to me like in this song Hudson blames God for the brutal murders of her mother, brother and nephew.

"You said when the storm came
That you would be there with your umbrella to block the rain
And you said you'd protect me
From heartache, pain, lies, loneliness, and misery
You said you'd tear down the walls that were in my way
You promised things would be okay
And I stood there in the freezing cold
And I waited for you, but you never showed"

Now I always have this problem with gospel music, it's often difficult to determine if they lyrics are referring to Jesus or a cute guy down the street. But the part about protecting her from heartache and pain, sounds like a bigger job than your average guy could do.

Either way, it's a good song, but if you view it my way it's very powerful.

Also, either way, the song title should have a question mark.

Monday, March 07, 2011

For Some of These Dweebs They May Never Get Another Chance to See This

I took Human Sexuality when I was at Syracuse, just about everyone did. It was a big lecture on a weeknight, then a smaller discussion group once a week. It was fun, we talked about sex, a moderately attractive girl in our group told us that she liked to be tied up. It was fun, I got a good grade, probably a B or better, and I learned a thing or two about a thing or two.

But we never saw anything quite like what they saw in the Human Sexuality class at Northwestern.

A woman was publicly penetrated by a sex toy on stage. A naked non-student woman was repeatedly sexually stimulated to the point of orgasm by the sex toy, referred to as a "fucksaw."

The class has about 600 students, 120 of whom stayed for the after-class demonstration. It was optional, and the material wasn't going to be included on the exam.

Students were warned repeatedly about the graphic nature of the demonstration though I doubt they would have left when they said "after class we're going to pleasure a volunteer with the fucksaw."

As for the controversy, maybe it was a bit much, but no one was forced or coerced to watch so if everyone who was there wanted to be there and chose to be there, then why should we make a big deal about it?

"Sticks and stones may break your bones, but watching naked people on stage doing pleasurable things will never hurt you," Professor Bailey said.

And isn't that the point? Sex is so demonized in this country (granted it does have it dangers) but for the most part, sex is good and fun and people are so uptight about it. But those people shouldn't be able to telling consenting adults what they should do.

And if you've read this far down you were just hoping to see a picture of Faith Kroll, the woman who was pentrated.