Things have never been more fucked. So I make money writing bullshit for bullshit web start-ups with bullshit concepts — mobile hive swapping and digital data hounding and social data-hive crowd-mapping — which will make someone a lot of money but which are dry and bodiless. The bullshittiest gig of all is writing self-help content for a media behemoth. At the height of its popularity the resulting e-book is downloaded 15, times a day. When I read a trumpeting email from my boss telling me that my job role now has an official title, I sit in my knickers laughing blackly, spraying clods of shortbread at the screen. I guess physical discomfort offers a concrete-and-upright worry amid the mental dereliction. The whole Skype thing is pretty awkward, given my paper thin bedroom walls and the mouse-like demeanour of my sweet and kind French housemates. I wash heavy denim items with buckles and rivets, for their superior clatter. Exposure therapy in the treatment of sexually-orientated OCD aims to gradually habituate you to anxiety-prompting sexual content. But for now my therapist and I have agreed that sexual pictures o f actual humans will send my anxiety levels soaring too high, so we start with cartoons.
Friday, 31 October 2014
New York City has created a task force to examine how it can rein in topless women and costumed cartoon and superhero characters who officials believe are aggressively soliciting tips after posing for tourists' pictures in Times Square. Times Square, with its Broadway theatres, huge video billboards, hawkers and tourists, has cleaned up its image in the past 20 years and turned itself into a hub for media and banking. That is a far cry from the s when the city was practically broke and Times Square was synonymous with crime, peep shows, prostitution and drugs. While the arrival of topless women painted red, white and blue seeking tips is relatively new, costumed characters such as Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Iron Man, Thor and Betty Boop have sidled up to tourists in Times Square for years for pictures and a quick buck. He has the same rights as me. We're all artists and street performers. We self-regulate to protect our tomorrows," said one performer dressed as Thor, who refused to give his real name.
It is now public domain. After a short live action performance by the Royal Samoans, Bimbo appears on screen playing a ukulele while riding in a motorboat. The motorboat goes faster and faster, until it crashes into a tropical island. Bimbo flies into the air and lands in another boat with a topless except for a strategically placed lei and dark-skinned Betty Boop in it. Bimbo and Betty, after nearly falling down a waterfall, are flung from the boat into a clearing surrounded by hostile trees, who torment the two. A group of savages appears, but Bimbo disguises himself by painting his face and sticking a bone in his hair.
I have heard for ten years that my spouse is "second fiddle. Until you can believe someone else's beliefs are reasonable, you will not be able to treat them with the respect they deserve. In fact, when I first met him, I had no idea he was even a full fledged doctor. My fiance and I are both becoming doctors, but he is becoming an Orthopedic surgeon and I am becoming a Psychiatrist. We have 5 kids and my eldest wants to become a doctor. She will likely want you to convert to fix the family. I am married to an ongologist for 16years. IF she becomes an Atheist free thinker like you then consider keeping her.