1. naturalcynic says

    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.

  2. Louis says


    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.


    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.

  3. says

    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.

  4. gussnarp says

    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?

  5. slowdjinn says

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

  6. says

    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.

  7. F [disappearing] says

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

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

  8. John Morales says


    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.

  9. cm's changeable moniker says

    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.

  10. jackiepaper says

    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?

  11. Robert B. says

    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?

  12. Ragutis says

    Here, hold this ruler.


    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?