Let's take this OT immediately. For a piece I'm working on, I just read a short snippet of Leo Katz's Ill-Gotten Gains and a portion of a review of same. The book looks fascinating, and possibly even correct. Has anyone read it?
I think Becks is threatening to bite my head off.
You know what has to happen first.
Oh, right. The males are so possessive that they'll die just to make sure no one else fucks the females, and yet it's the females that get blamed for being cannibalistic. Mm-hm. I see how it is.
What does it say about the sort of girls I date that I forwarded this to my two sweeties more or less immediately?
Don't click on 1, if you don't feel like installing "errorsafe".
Does everyone not already have a copy of Dr. Tatiana's Sex Advice to All Creation? (Although reading this may have contributed to the parlous state of my love life.)
So if I clicked on 1, what do I do now?
NBarnes: Didn't you say earlier that both your girlfriends were a little autistic? So what's up with you having two slightly autistic girlfriends that you forward bug sex articles to?
also, what the heck kind of name is helpy-chalk, anyway? I imagine a nun who's up at the blackboard and a little guy running around after her with a box of new, unbroken sticks of chalk. helpfully.
what the heck kind of name is helpy-chalk
His blog says "Big Monkey, Helpy Chalk" if that helps.
(Oh, and it specifies that the phrase was uttered by his young daughter.)
Heh. I read this on the plane from Atlanta to Raleigh. This might be the first time I've actually read something in the physical NYT before reading about it online.
a bit depressing that the NYT front-page teaser tried to present this as something evolutionary theory can't cope with.
When actually it is pretty much grist for the mill, so far as evolution goes.
Zimmer goes into more detail about the evolutionary implications on his blog, here.
But enough of that. What about NBarnes and his bevy of sexual cannibalism loving girlfriends?
I think two is a brace, rather than a bevy.
14: When Caroline was 18 months old, she was forming two word sentences, like "toy broke." She also had decided that you form a verb in the imperative by attaching a -y to it, so she might say, “Toy broke. Fixy tape,” if she wanted me to fix her broken toy with scotch tape. “Picky up” was another common sentence. I think she got the -y thing from trying to say “pick me up.”
One day she wanted me to help her draw a big monkey on the sidewalk with sidewalk chalk, so she said “Big monkey. Helpy chalk.” I found the phrase charming. That’s really all there is to it.
The nun image is great, though. I was hoping the name would generate its own pictures for people.
20: Is there official terminology for bug porn reading girlfriends?
12: Yes, and there's nothing wrong with it, per se. More that sometimes I wonder about myself and what it is about me that these are the intimate relationships that I seek out for myself; socially awkward geek girls with a fondness for articles about sexual cannibalism amongst insects.