Thursday, March 08, 2007

Sordid details of life

From the website Tampontification:

Women's shelters in the U.S. go through thousands of tampons and pads monthly, and, while agencies generally assist with everyday necessities such as toilet paper, diapers, and clothing, this most basic need is often overlooked. You and I may take our monthly trips down the feminine care aisle for granted, but, for women in shelters, a box of tampons is five dollars they can't spare. Here's some good news: you can help us contribute to rectifying this situation by making a virtual donation! For each virtual donation, Seventh Generation will send a pack of organic cotton tampons or chlorine-free pads to a shelter in your state.
Pretty Lady has often felt that the price of feminine hygiene products was an inordinant tax on being female. She has never taken the price of a box of tampons for granted, and was unreservedly thrilled when the bothersome things finally went off-patent, and generic versions became available. Should any of you be feeling philanthropic this morning...well, it is a splendid idea.

24 comments:

starbuck said...

Ewwww...


JUST Ewwwww..


nope, sorry.. I won't buy them for any woman.

Ok, go ahead and pick on me and tell me how insensative I am. I won't mind.

And as far as a tax? Puh-leeze. Women don't have to buy them. And it isn't my fault. Women need to take that up with God, or nature, or whatever.

Why don't women everywhere just simply refuse to buy them? I won't mind... It might even be humurous.
Seeing that men will probably tease them and cause the women to scramble.

Sorry, that really was insensative.

Can you send pain through the internet towards a person?

Because I still posted it.

prettylady said...

But Starbuck! Don't you know that tampons make excellent self-defense weapons?

It is true. A schizophrenic woman of Pretty Lady's acquaintance (actually, her ex-boyfriend dated the woman--Red Flag! Red Flag!) was once struck glancingly by a cab, driven by an individual of Arabic extraction. Without missing a beat, she lifted her skirt, drew out her tampon, and flung it upon the windshield, accompanied by some choice epithets.

The man, of course, was terrified into total paralysis. Assault by Menstrual Residue is evidently guaranteed to send Muslims directly into the Fifth Pit of Hell.

oriane said...

Starbuck -

What are you, twelve years old? What the hell is your problem? "ewww"? Do other basic bodily functions gross you out? Do you feel the same way about dental hygiene - would you refuse to buy toothpaste for a woman? Have you heard how babies are made? Yes, let's dispense with all that messiness and just start growing them in test tubes, then your delicate sensibilities won't have to be affronted with even the mention of the reproductive system.

bobert said...

"Assault by Menstrual Residue"

Wow!

A whole new marketing potential here, and yet another opportunity to further our recycling efforts!

But what sort of advertizing campaign could one launch for a box of "residue" self-defense kits?

Crom said...

In the words of the immortal Jeffery Spicoli:

"Ohhh gnarly!"

starbuck said...

oriane said...

Starbuck -

What are you, twelve years old? What the hell is your problem? "ewww"? Do other basic bodily functions gross you out? Do you feel the same way about dental hygiene - would you refuse to buy toothpaste for a woman? Have you heard how babies are made? Yes, let's dispense with all that messiness and just start growing them in test tubes, then your delicate sensibilities won't have to be affronted with even the mention of the reproductive system.


12 years old? no.. a bit older. Why? How old are you?

Dental hygene is fine, that doesn't gross me out. I have no problem with toothpaste. do you?

Have I heard how babies are made? Well yes actually. I saw all 4 of my children born. The first time was really scary and exciting, All 4 were the most intense (emotionally) of my life. That is one the of the reasons I could never agree with feminists. I will always do my best to protect my children from evil the best I can. Even if it means to let them get bitten by it and I have to pick up the pieces later.

Do other bodily functions gross me out? umm, I don't care to watch people take a poop. Nor do I care to play in the stuff. hmm, do you find that gratifying?

If it was up to test tube babies, I wouldn't have kids.

as for tampons.. you can smell them, roll in them, eat them (ugh) and provide them for the entire world. As for me, I will can obstain. And if we were here in person, you wouldn't have shot off your big mouth in my face. Because if you did I wouldn't have any problem figuring out what color blood is just behind that nose of yours.

Why do people talk in a manner on the internet they would never imagine saying to someone in person.

Did I just talk and threaten like I wouldn't in person? Nope, Anyone talking to me like that probably and have met with violence or atleast a verbal cussing. I won't cuss on here because PL doesn't deserve that.

And besides, she will probably chew me out for saying what I did. And yes I do deserve it.

starbuck said...

prettylady said...

But Starbuck! Don't you know that tampons make excellent self-defense weapons?


They would most certianly work on me!
That one would likely make me back off immediatly.

Everyone has their weaknesses, superman was kyrptonite, Fonzie was liver. Mine is dirty lady products.

prettylady said...

Starbuck, it's no fun to chew you out when you pre-emptively crumple like that.

Oriane, I had a female roommate who kept throwing away the wastebasket because the other two of us were using it as a tampon receptacle. The pipes were old San Francisco pipes, which meant that they were not able to handle flushing. Your speech to Starbuck was pretty much verbatim what my other roommate said when she found out why the wastebasket kept disappearing.

Ah, the Menstrual Wars...

starbuck said...

I already knew I was in the wrong. But you can still chew me out.. I deserve it and might prove to be funny.

Speaking of funny, I have the flu. I woke up this morning and noticed my throat felt funny. And my first thought was to wonder if I was dreaming about clowns.

get it? Well, that will show you how my mind sometimes works. oh well, I guess you had to be in my mind at that point to get the humor.

oriane said...

So, you know were in the wrong and you want PL to chew you out, meaning you were purposely being provocative, but when someone else chews you out (and really, that little reaction of mine would have you punching me in the nose, if delivered in person? You don't get out much if them's fightin words) you take such offense? Your hyperbole is a bit oversized for the situation at hand. Buying a box of tampons for someone is not the equivalent of rolling in them or eating them; is that what you imagine we do with them? I don't want to have a big argument over something so inconsequential as your squeamishness over bodily fluids, so I'm not going to comment further. I'm not even going to attempt to respond to your non-sequitur on feminism.

Chris Rywalt said...

Starbuck sez to Oriane:
And if we were here in person, you wouldn't have shot off your big mouth in my face.

Am I the only one who's going to ask if Starbuck would really pop a woman in the nose for speaking to him, however rudely? Because in my book, that makes Starbuck a bully and an ass, and despite the fact that I haven't been in a fight since junior high, if I saw him hit a lady (especially one as small as Oriane) I'd sure as hell try to break a chair over his back.

I'm surprised Crom isn't loading his car's trunk with gasoline right now while waiting for his Google Maps with directions to Starbuck's house to print out. Starbuck, if I was you, I'd hook my house back up to my pickup and hit the road.

dannielynn's daddy said...

Here's a lovely home project Mr. & Mrs. Starbucks could make with the kiddies:
http://www.tamponcrafts.com/heart.html

Desert Cat said...

Without missing a beat, she lifted her skirt, drew out her tampon, and flung it upon the windshield, accompanied by some choice epithets.

The man, of course, was terrified into total paralysis. Assault by Menstrual Residue is evidently guaranteed to send Muslims directly into the Fifth Pit of Hell.


*That* is hilarious!

I feel fortunate in that Daisycat has never in nineteen years of marriage asked me to go purchase feminine hygeine products for her. I rather suspect it is because she's convinced I'd screw up the purchase, what with fifteen hundred different products to choose from in the average grocery store aisle. But I count it a kindness and suspect I don't appreciate her as I should sometimes.

trailer trash said...

Oriane, first of all, you wouldn't have said as such to my face. But, I also didn't know you were a lady. Oh wait, I can't call feminists ladies. I am supposed to call them females.

(sigh)

No I wouldn't hit a woman/female/girl/lady. And Chris, you are full of it.

And no I would never buy a woman/female/girl/lady some tampons. Not now not ever.

Why on earth are they in a battered home shelter? Probably the number one reason is their boyfriend/husband is out to kill them or beat them severley. I wouldn't buy them tampons, however I would buy them a gun. They can't stay in the shelter forever.

And I am not a bully, an ass probably. But never a bully.

You see, this is one of the reasons I hate talking through the internet. Noone ever talks on here the way they do in person. The people that do come the closest, are women/females/girls/ladies.

The most rabid femminists have more manners in person then anyone else on the internet. I have talked bad about femminist in person and never get the reaction in person as I do on the internet.

Mainly anyone to react in a very negative way, possibly even violently if spoken in person as they are on the internet when a person disagrees. Also, it is REAL hard to determine their tone of voice through text.

I take people out of context all the time on the internet, and they usually take me out of context too.
I have been banned from pandagon and feminste because I disagreed with them on rape.... they took it as saying hateful things. I did no such thing.

I am in the process of trying to get banned from shakespere sisters blog. Not by being rude and obnoxious, but by disagreeing with them. I never swore at them either.
I never singled them out and I wouldn't say hateful things about anyone. Well, I did on here. but I wanted to see if pretty lady would chew out a person who is supposedly similiar to her brother...

She would, but I took the fun out of it.

Oriane.. I apologize if I upset you. And I wouldn't hit a lady. And you wouldn't talk that way to me in person. Not out of fear either. People don't tend to be that rude to me. But I still wouldn't buy/donate womens feminine products. And no I don't like the tripe that feminsts try to shove down my throat.

so there.


despite the fact that I haven't been in a fight since junior high, if I saw him hit a lady (especially one as small as Oriane) I'd sure as hell try to break a chair over his back.

I'm surprised Crom isn't loading his car's trunk with gasoline right now while waiting for his Google Maps with directions to Starbuck's house to print out. Starbuck, if I was you, I'd hook my house back up to my pickup and hit the road.

7:35 PM


Careful there chief.. you hitting me with a chair might break my ribs or my spine, bad for me. ont he other hand, it might only make me mad. Bad for you.

Also, You don't have to call me a stupid trailer trash redneck. I am neither. I did live in a trailer for a couple of years though, Maybe that is what you are refering too. Once trailer trash, always trailer trash. Yeah, that is it. But I have no pick up and the trailer is gone now.

Crom said...

Chris,

Your dire lack of reading comprehension skills remain consistent, at least. If you recall, the "burning Harvard" comment was made by Bobert, not Starbuck, and on an entirely different thread. Scroll up and tell me where I made any other comment than "gnarly" on this topic.

And Christopher, you have totally mischaracterized me. If it makes you feel better to cast me as a savage barbarian in order to soothe your wounded ego, then label on there, little camper. I don't threaten people or talk tough on the Internet or in real life. In fact, I cannot remember if I have ever threatened anyone in my life. If necessary, I act. Talking about it is boastful, a waste of time and alerts my enemy to my intentions. All of these things are dumb to do, so I don't do them.

Chris Rywalt said...

Starbuck clarifies:
Oriane.. I apologize if I upset you. And I wouldn't hit a lady.

All better. See how easy that was?

Although it would've been easy enough to follow her links to her profile and find that she's a woman.

Careful there chief.. you hitting me with a chair might break my ribs or my spine, bad for me. ont he other hand, it might only make me mad. Bad for you.

Now you sound like my dad.

I did live in a trailer for a couple of years though, Maybe that is what you are refering too. Once trailer trash, always trailer trash.

Honestly, I think living in a trailer would be awesome. I'm so tired of having all these rooms and yard and crap to take care of. It's a pain in the ass. A trailer is cheap and easy. I envy trailer trash.

starbuck said...

Honestly, I think living in a trailer would be awesome. I'm so tired of having all these rooms and yard and crap to take care of. It's a pain in the ass. A trailer is cheap and easy. I envy trailer trash.

I didn't like it. Extremely hot in summer and very cold in the winter. Couldn't ever keep your feet warm in the summer. A condo might be better, but then you have close neighbors.

I like having a house. yes it is a lot of work, but you know.... It does keep me out of trouble and gives me something to do.

Trouble has a way of finding me.

starbuck said...

umm, couldn't keep your feet warm in the summer.. ahem! i meant winter.

(fumbly fingers)

starbuck said...

Although it would've been easy enough to follow her links to her profile and find that she's a woman.


Chris, she didn't have any links, otherwise I would have known and I would have choosen my words better.

However, if she is a feminsist, then I am kinda sure she would be offended to know I did that?

(confusion setting in again)

Bobert said...

One of my Dad's business ventures was ownership of a trailer court.

No... it wasn't a "Mobile Home Park", it was a trailer court. Mobile Home Parks hadn't been invented yet.

On average, about 90% of the tenents were clean, polite, paid up on time and kept their yards(small as they were) clean.

The other 10% are the people that create hell on earth. But it's often hard to tell when they first come a-rentin', and you didn't dare even appear to be "discriminating" when asking about their references, even back then. You were realisticly stuck with whatever rolled up to the office. Nowadays, one has at least the credit check as a small handle.

They are the ones that are responsible for the attitudes like "trailer trash", and create the horrid images so many have.

Keep that in mind when you think of todays "Mobile Home Parks". Some of those places are indeed "parks", and the "trailers" are almost like palaces--modern, secure, incredibly comfortable--and have nice folks like retired doctors living in them.

But never drop your guard around that remianing 10%, they are indeed the demons from hell. Honest.

starbuck said...

(Although, good heavens, if Pretty Lady found herself married to a man who expressed a categorical unwillingness to purchase a cardboard box full of Necessary Supplies on her behalf when she was Down With The Flu, for example, her first act upon rising from her bloodstained sickbed would be to file for divorce. Ahem.)


Buying them for your wife is quite a different thing. I am refering here because I don't want to change the subject on the other thread.
But I won't buy them for strange women.

Desert Cat said...

'Strange women'...

And if they seem perfectly normal?

I suppose you never know...

starbuck said...

haahha..

dc, I did mean someone I didn't know. not as in weird.

Just to clarify!

Chris Rywalt said...

Crom sez:
Your dire lack of reading comprehension skills remain consistent, at least.

And the pot says, "Black!"

For the humor-impaired (Crom), here's the direct translation of what went on here:

Starbuck threatened to hit a girl in the nose. I found that unpleasant. I thought that Crom would also find it unpleasant.