Re: "She stops stocking yogurt"

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I would also like to register my distaste of the evidently highly productive technique of taking any common noun or adjective and appending "play" to convey that something sexual is intended.

Somehow I doubt this is precisely what's going on with the term "oral-sex play."


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 10-27-08 9:42 PM
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You know, I used to be a fan of the "make the reporter go do something vaguely embarrassing" school of feature writing, but I think it's had its day.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 10-27-08 9:46 PM
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I would also like to register my distaste of the evidently highly productive technique of taking any common noun or adjective and appending "play" to convey that something sexual is intended.

Also "job".


Posted by: Cryptec Nid | Link to this comment | 10-27-08 9:47 PM
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That's right, somehow "play" and "job" become synonymous in this context. Never thought about it that way before. One for Richard Lederer!


Posted by: Cryptec Nid | Link to this comment | 10-27-08 9:48 PM
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4: so, "rim play"? But does it sing?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 10-27-08 9:51 PM
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"She stops stocking yogurt"

A stocking would be useful for draining yogurt to make yogurt cheese with - after which, you can use it to club the target of your affection into yougurty submission.

that is admittedly more difficult than mixing powdered sugar into butter, but isn't it occasionally worth the extra effort?

You could just rub them all over with butter and then salt them.

But someone worried that melting chocolate might render it too hot to touch probably hasn't a whole lot of baking experience, I suppose.

Nor a great deal of experience with S&M either. They should consider chocolate syrup, which won't harden and rip out tiny body hairs.

appending "play" to convey that something sexual is intended.

Better than 'felch' you must admit.

max
['Felch play!']


Posted by: max | Link to this comment | 10-27-08 9:52 PM
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You could just rub them all over with butter and then salt them.

Then pop 'em into a hot oven!


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 10-27-08 9:53 PM
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4: so, "rim play"?

Obviously "rim play" would be a collection of activities of which rimjobs might be one.

Other candidates:

Ricola play
Iliac crest play
Lobe play
Skull play
Paint play
Light bulb play
Osmotic play
A play
Denim play
Loose leaf tea play


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 10-27-08 9:56 PM
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Egg yolk play seems unorthodox but effective. Also, oyster play.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 10-27-08 10:03 PM
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They should consider chocolate syrup

Magic Shell might be a good choice for men suffering from erectile dysfunction.


Posted by: jms | Link to this comment | 10-27-08 10:09 PM
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Some of these read like pig latin.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 10-27-08 10:09 PM
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"Talkin' about the ol' plosmotic, are we? Nudge, nudge, say no more?"


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 10-27-08 10:10 PM
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10: And live prawns! I saw that movie at fifteen or sixteen with a non-romantic male friend, and was both seriously intrigued by that scene, and somewhat wistful about not having seen it with someone I was dating. Conversation after the movie was somewhat awkward.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 10-27-08 10:12 PM
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Somewhat somewhat somewhat. My prose has regressed to adolescence.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 10-27-08 10:14 PM
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No one will be surprised to learn that my favorite part of that moving was the pulling noodles training montage. See? See? A training montage improves EVERY MOVIE.


Posted by: Megan | Link to this comment | 10-27-08 10:27 PM
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It strikes me that most of the author's questions could be asked without letting on that the intent was sexual. (Just as I could write this comment without letting you know that I am doing so from the toilet.) That is, she could just say, "I want some frosting that isn't too sweet," and not let on that she was hoping to engage in frosting play.

Could it be that the goal of this piece was not just information, but also, titillation?


Posted by: Otto von Bisquick | Link to this comment | 10-27-08 10:28 PM
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Heavens! Would TimeOut stoop so low?


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 10-27-08 10:29 PM
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What the hell movie are you people talking about?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 10-27-08 10:30 PM
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Ricola play
Iliac crest play
Lobe play
Skull play
Paint play
Light bulb play

Any of these, if they occurred as part of what subsequently became a political sex scandal, could then be further modified with '-gate'.


Posted by: Gonerill | Link to this comment | 10-27-08 10:30 PM
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It appears that the whole film is up on YouTube. Awesome.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 10-27-08 10:31 PM
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13: Did somebody post about Tampopo and get deleted, or was Magic Shell play made into film ?


Posted by: Econolicious | Link to this comment | 10-27-08 10:32 PM
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This one, Tweety.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 10-27-08 10:32 PM
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Tampopo. Is there another movie with both a sex scene with live prawns and a training montage? I think not.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 10-27-08 10:33 PM
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Ah! Good movie. I haven't seen that in a long damn time.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 10-27-08 10:33 PM
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....And the subtitles are in German.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 10-27-08 10:34 PM
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I heart the German subtitles.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 10-27-08 10:36 PM
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18 _Big Night_, sploshing-director's cut.


Posted by: Econolicious | Link to this comment | 10-27-08 10:36 PM
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While I love my parents dearly, I do not know what they were thinking when they decided that it was a perfect family movie, and am a little afraid to find out.


Posted by: Cosma "I'll get back to _you_ later" | Link to this comment | 10-27-08 10:44 PM
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I'm pretty sure I've never heard of this movie before this thread. Not completely sure. In any event, I've definitely never seen it.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 10-27-08 10:45 PM
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My favorite part of the movie was the ordering in the French restaurant, though the proper way to eat noodles was good too.


Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 10-27-08 10:46 PM
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29: Maybe you saw it in one of these threads.


Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 10-27-08 10:47 PM
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17: Heavens! Would TimeOut stoop so low?

Next you'll tell me that the Penthouse letters are meant to be more than primary sources for an ethnography of modern day Western sexual behavior.


Posted by: Otto von Bisquick | Link to this comment | 10-27-08 10:47 PM
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"saw a reference to it"


Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 10-27-08 10:47 PM
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29: I hadn't heard of it. Same thing happened when people went on about They Live. I'm beginning to suspect I'm woefully culturally illiterate.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 10-27-08 10:49 PM
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34: It's possible. Let's start small, and work our way up. Have you heard of a movie called Star Wars?


Posted by: Walt Someguy | Link to this comment | 10-27-08 10:52 PM
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I recently discovered that all of Suzhou River appears to be online, subtitled in French.


Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 10-27-08 10:53 PM
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28: kids love butterflies!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 10-27-08 10:54 PM
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I don't think I've heard of They Live or read the thread in which people were going on about it.


Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 10-27-08 10:57 PM
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There were butterflies?


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 10-27-08 10:58 PM
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38: You can see it in all its B-movie glory on Google video.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 10-27-08 10:58 PM
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31: That is quite possible.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 10-27-08 10:59 PM
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Why did I say "butterfly" when I meant "dandelion"?

Oh, well then.

Hello!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 10-27-08 10:59 PM
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40: Downloadable, no less. Thanks.

39: Maybe Sifu was thinking of Lord Jim.


Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 10-27-08 11:01 PM
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43.2: or, plausibly, Papillon.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 10-27-08 11:02 PM
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Cho-cho san isn't in Tampopo, Tweety.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 10-27-08 11:03 PM
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What, Benjamin - no knife play?


Posted by: DominEditrix | Link to this comment | 10-27-08 11:16 PM
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I only know that as the name of a Xiu Xiu album, actually.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 10-27-08 11:21 PM
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The YouTube thread for Naughty By Natures "O.P.P." contains the only good YouTube comment ever:

If you stop having a debate about STD's and premarital sex for a minute, you may notice this song kicks every denomination of ass.

Posted by: Walt Someguy | Link to this comment | 10-27-08 11:53 PM
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Posted by: Walt Someguy | Link to this comment | 10-27-08 11:57 PM
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This youtube comment to the Black Kids' "I'm Not Going To Teach Your Boyfriend," is pretty nice. The writer is responding to a series of commenters who are anxious because the song, which is sung by a male vocalist, contains the lyric, "you are the girl I've been dreaming of ever since I was a little girl."

Well, everyone technically starts out as "girl" when they are a fetus in the mother's womb. I take it as a comment on the fact that the girl he's yearning for is like the dream chick he's been yearning for since, quite literally, all of his life.

Posted by: | Link to this comment | 10-28-08 12:19 AM
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50 is me.


Posted by: jms | Link to this comment | 10-28-08 12:19 AM
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re: 9, 10 and 13

Shortly after I saw that, I saw his 'Minbo no Onna', aka Anti-Gangster Lady in which a hotel menaced by Yakuza hires a middle-aged women to get rid of them. One of my favourites, ever, and completely impossible to find on DVD [I've tried].



Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 10-28-08 1:29 AM
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Speaking of 'Black Kids', I saw them at a festival earlier this year. They were pretty good.


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 10-28-08 1:30 AM
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Wow.


Posted by: Jesurgislac | Link to this comment | 10-28-08 2:38 AM
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You know, I used to be a fan of the "make the reporter go do something vaguely embarrassing" school of feature writing, but I think it's had its day.

Thank you, Emily Yoffe, for squeezing the last trace of promise out of this genre, so that it might be definitively laid to rest.


Posted by: Knecht Ruprecht | Link to this comment | 10-28-08 8:33 AM
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52: Itami was attacked and nearly killed by yakuza who were enraged about Minbo. I'm surprised to learn that it hasn't come out on DVD.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 10-28-08 9:28 AM
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The first sentence of 56 seems to answer the second.


Posted by: JRoth | Link to this comment | 10-28-08 10:29 AM
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54 is touching.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 10-28-08 10:32 AM
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Magic Shell might be a good choice for men suffering from erectile dysfunction.

Or better yet, a good stiff ganache.

Speaking of icing, if Obama wins, watching Republicans knife each other after this election will be the delicious icing on the victory cake. Fred Barnes says Nicole Wallace is to blame for buying all those clothes for Palin and a McCain adviser tells Mike Allen that Palin is "a whack job."


Posted by: Populuxe | Link to this comment | 10-28-08 11:16 AM
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I was just wondering whether any children of slaves had voted - I remember hearing someone saying during Katrina that this was a hell of a way to treat the children of slaves, and thinking at first that it was a metaphorical way of saying "the descendants of slaves", before working out to my surprise that it was actually perfectly possible that there were some children of slaves actually living in New Orleans.

On the subject of slavery -
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/7692396.stm

A West African court has found Niger's government guilty of failing to protect a woman from slavery in a landmark case for the region. The court found in favour of Hadijatou Mani, who says she was sold aged 12 and made to work for 10 years

Mani vs. Government of Niger could be the new Summerset's Case...


Posted by: ajay | Link to this comment | 10-28-08 11:21 AM
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This...

I would also like to register my distaste... that something sexual is intended

...explains a lot.


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