May 26th, 2011


The kind of thinking that rugby culture produces

So China Mieville is now officially my language hero, for using 'skewwhiff' in written form. Also, I'm about 20 pages from finishing Perdido Street Station, after starting it on the 25th of February. Yes it really does take me that long to read a book. In my defence, in that time I have also read enough nonfiction about state crime to sink an optimist wearing floaties, a whole bunch of stuff about the TPPA and globalisation, and have become far too familiar with Project Prevention. So, you know, roundabouts and swings.

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And all of this thinking about these topics has made me wonder something. You know how there are certain (many and broad) items of clothing that it's claimed are signifiers of sexual availabilty when women wear them? Short skirts, low-cut tops, etc etc blah blah. So, um, I couldn't think of any things like that for men. I can't remember ever looking at a man and seeing a particular item of clothing and thinking "Oh yeah, he's gagging for it."

So, are there any? Guys, are there any things you wear when you're out on the town to show you're available and wanting sex? Ladies, are there any things you see men wearing that make you think "Yep, he's out to get some"?

Just wondering.

[edit] Turns out Mr Quinn is now claiming he didn't hear the question. There's a vid. Watch it and judge for yourself.


It may be a forlorn cry in the wilderness, but I would like to go and see SHEEP at Bats Theatre some time in the week after Queen's Birthday weekend. Possibly the Wednesday.

"Sheep is about products and people, technology and biology, and the tangled relationship between us and our means of production. 24 young actors perform six short snapshots linked by family and the journey of wool from sheep's back to wearable product. Starting in a Canterbury whorehouse in 1863, and ending in Christchurch in the aftermath of the 2011 earthquake, Sheep is a series of quirky meetings between young people who are trying to make their lives better in the face of an increasingly complex relationship between technology and biology. Sheep asks whether these things exist to serve us, or we exist to serve them."

I would like to have company for this outing. Anyone?