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Jan 11 2013

All praise the penis

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  1. 1
    Pteryxx

    …I think we located the naked male eye candy…

  2. 2
    Pteryxx

    also I totally want one of THOSE rubber duckies at 5:24. ♥

  3. 3
    naturalcynic

    Speaking of duckies and rape, I think that Aiken [Mo. senate loser] might have gotten a little confused about the species that can shut off accept or reject sperm. When I first heard his remark, I was wondering if he was thinking about ducks. Or maybe, if ducks can do it, women can do this too.

  4. 4
    maddmatt

    The gun is good. The penis is evil.

  5. 5
    Louis

    FINALLY!

    I humbly ask the assembled masses to form an orderly queue and propitiate my dong with gifts. I will be selecting members of the worshipping crowd to apply unguents and salves to my penis, and perhaps, just perhaps, a lucky few might get to perform intimate personal acts upon it.

    What do you mean that’s not the point of this post and video?

    *I* think it IS the point.

    Fuck you.

    Louis

    P.S. Some self deprecating comedy has been used in this post. Not all aspects of it are serious. Apart from the willy worship, obviously, interested parties call me on 555-MYCOCK.

  6. 6
    jamesheartney

    What was that a couple of posts back about the evil of using sexualized imagery as a come-on?

  7. 7
    Nick Gotts

    jamesheartney,

    Context, you dolt, context.

  8. 8
    Nathaniel Frein

    If anything this is parodying our fascination with sex, while also being informative.

    There’s a massive difference between trying to sell hard drives with sex, and trying to sell informational videos on animal sex…with sexy human analogues.

    Which comes right back to nuance, and how detractors of harassment policies seem to lack any capability of discerning nuance.

  9. 9
    Tony! The Queer Shoop

    @4:
    The gun is the penis.

  10. 10
    michaelolsen

    Can we quibble over caliber, please! – Often heard in MRA/NRA discussions… about corkscrew duck penises.

  11. 11
    CompulsoryAccount7746, Sky Captain

    I’m surprised the echidna’s gatling gun wasn’t featured.

  12. 12
    michaeld

    This episode had a significant mollusk bias!

  13. 13
    gussnarp

    Bullshit from people who don’t understand context aside, I’ll be honest, I’m not entirely untroubled by this show.

    Hah! My double negatives make me immune to rebuttal!

    But seriously, it is a touch problematic, though not nearly as much so as booth babes.

    And now I’m claiming that there’s a spectrum, not a simple dichotomy! What next?

  14. 14
    slowdjinn

    I’m troubled by all the footage of Pearly Nautiluses when she’s talking about Paper Nautiluses…*twitch*

  15. 15
    Ms. Daisy Cutter, General Manager for the Cleveland Steamers

    I was starting to get very depressed,
    so I went to the Kiev, and ate breakfast.
    Then, as I walked down Second Avenue towards St. Mark’s Place,
    where all those people sell used books and other junk on the street,
    I saw my penis lying on a blanket
    next to a broken toaster oven.
    Some guy was selling it.
    I had to buy it off him.
    He wanted twenty-two bucks, but I talked him down to seventeen.
    I took it home, washed it off,
    and put it back on. I was happy again. Complete.
    People sometimes tell me I should get it permanently attached,
    but I don’t know.
    Even though sometimes it’s a pain in the ass,
    I like having a detachable penis.

  16. 16
    slowdjinn

    Pearly Chambered.
    At least I got the right order.

  17. 17
    The Dancing Monk

    Well that isn’t David Attenborough

  18. 18
    carlie

    In the words of Elaine Benes, “I don’t know how you guys walk around with those things”.

  19. 19
    F [i'm not here, i'm gone]

    “I don’t know how you guys walk around with those things”.

    Not entirely unproblematically. (With much annoyance, sometimes.)

  20. 20
    John Morales

    gussnarp:

    But seriously, it is a touch problematic, though not nearly as much so as booth babes.

    How so? It’s the event itself, not a distraction from the actual event.

  21. 21
    cm's changeable moniker (quaint, if not charming)

    there’s a spectrum, not a simple dichotomy! What next?

    Deep Rifts™. Obviously!

    I shall avoid the video and retire with Dr Tatiana. Much more wholesome.

  22. 22
    Gvlgeologist, FCD

    @slowdjinn: I have to say that I was also disappointed in the confusion between Argonauts and Chambered Nautili (?). Easily distinguishable, and both are very cool creatures. I’m sure PZ is horrified.

    I seem to remember… Ah, here it is, from over 5 years ago:

    http://pandasthumb.org/archives/2007/05/twisty-maze-of.html

    I feel so well educated now…

  23. 23
    Jackie

    Are there seriously people who are genuinely confused by the difference between a biologist putting a cheeky heading on a cheeky video about nautilus reproduction on his personal blog and skeptic events (that claim to want to increase female attendance) hosting vendors who use women as props to sell products?

    Really? Sarcastically writing “Praise the penis” is the same as having nearly nude women stand around and be ogled in a stupid attempt to sell hard drives?

  24. 24
    Robert B.

    Well, for one thing, for a video that was supposed to be about how awesome penises are, that fanservice was awfully, um, female. Why don’t we gay guys ever get to have a male gaze?

  25. 25
    Ragutis

    Here, hold this ruler.

    -What?

    Just hold the ruler.

    -Here? What are we doing, measuring the duck’s waist size? Do ducks have waists?

    Shut. Up. Hold. Ruler

    -Do I need gloves for this?

    Errr… No?

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