And I’m not just talking about the way she hoards the cheesecake and baked ham at the Christmas party either.
At the urging of filthy rich philanthropists Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, dozens of America’s biggest moneybags have pledged to give away at least 50 % of their fortunes to worthy causes.
Since most of the seriously rich are men it comes as no surprise that there are so few women on the list, what does come as a surprise is the absence of supposed do-gooder Oprah Winfrey!
Apart from Gates and Buffett, other well known billionaires taking part include Michael Bloomberg, George Lucas, Ted Turner (who I’m glad to say has recovered from his disappointment at not being cast as the Mad Hatter in the recent Alice in Wonderland movie) and Barron Hilton, who it would seem is a far better person than his notorious granddaughter.
Yet despite having to a great extent built her fortune on her image as someone who cares about humanity and helping others, no Oprah. Clearly what Winfrey does with her ill-gotten gains is her own business, but if she isn’t willing to put her money where her mouth is she should drop all pretense to moral superiority and stop telling everybody how bloody wonderful she is!
Winfrey was a prominent guest at the billionaire’s dinner at which the initiative was launched in May of 2009. Here we are more than a year later and she still hasn’t signed on to the list, so it is starting to look as if America’s richest manatee isn’t about to give up any more of her moolah than is necessary for PR purposes.
List of apparently decent rich people (did I mention Oprah isn’t on it?) here
Okay, maybe he doesn’t hate it, but he doesn’t want to see it on the IPad either!
According to Slate’s “The Big Money”, a comic book version of the incomprehensible James Joyce classic Ulysses – which I believe tells the tale of a Jewish Irishman’s daylong search for a fresh bagel – has been knocked back by the mighties at Apple because one panel features a tiny drawing of the grossly offensive male organ!
Adding to the puritan bizarreness of the situation, the comic’s creators claim that they aren’t even allowed to include the penis panel with some kind of pixilation to blur the evil thing, as doing so is against Apple policy!
I don’t have a problem with Apple not wanting actual porn on the IPad, but this is clearly not porn but rather a small, inoffensive, and patently un-erotic depiction of some naked guy jumping into the sea! Not to mention of course the fact that the novel is known for its sexual content, so what were Apple expecting? A bowdlerized version of Ulysses produced by Disney and featuring songs by Celine Dion?
I wonder if this means Apple won’t carry photos of Michelangelo’s David or the Farnese Hercules? Those works are also considered masterpieces and they feature much more detailed depictions of the penis, not only that but said wangs are also attached to what most people would consider to be good-looking men and therefore have far more erotic potential than this rather minimalist depiction of our sun-loving Irish friend.
Perhaps Apple’s view of an artwork featuring the penis can best be summed up in the immortal words of The Simpsons’ Helen Lovejoy…
“It’s filth! It graphically portrays parts of the human body which, practical as they may be, are evil.”
More on the banned banger here.
Have you ever looked at Wonder Woman and thought “Well, that’s a bit bloody feminist isn’t it?” Well, you were right. Not only is Wonder Woman a feminist icon which graced the cover of the first Ms Magazine but she was deliberately and consciously created to be an anti-male propaganda tool.
The character’s creator William Marston – psychologist, comic book writer, bondage fan and prototype of the modern man-hating American eunuch – was convinced that women were our superiors and that they could save the long suffering human race from what he called “the wicked world of men.”
In a 1940 Family Circle interview with Olive Richard (link removed Aug 2014 as the domain has been taken over by a porn site!), this blithering dunderhead spouts the kind of female supremacist crap beloved of male feminists everywhere. Ironically, given the supposed moral superiority of the female sex, Olive Richard pretends to be surprised by the similarity between her bracelets and those of Wonder Woman despite the fact that she lived with the married Marston and his wife in a ménage a trois (that’s French for “Oh shit, you mean I have to put up with TWO women in the house?”) and was fully aware that she had been part of the inspiration for the character!
But back to the interview. When asked by his little playmate if those dreadful men will ever stop fighting, Marston responds with….
“Oh, yes. But not until women control men,” and then proceeds to spout a lot of psychological claptrap about how men never really grow up and how they secretly want to be dominated by some powerful and gorgeous woman. Not surprisingly, no explanation is given as to why men throughout history have worked so hard to maintain control over women when it is supposedly the opposite that we actually want!
Elsewhere, Marston proudly proclaimed that he wanted the world to be a matriarchy and left no doubt as to what function the character originally named Suprema had in this bizarre master plan of his…
“Wonder Woman is psychological propaganda for the new type of woman who should, I believe, rule the world,”
I wonder what Marston would have to say about female superiority in these days of rising female crime, with all the female child murderers, thugettes and serial killers coming out of the wood work? It must have been easier to maintain such delusions about women in his day, but now? Why, he would have to be as stupid as Joe Biden to maintain such ideas, and he was obviously a bit smarter than that mountebank. So here you go Bill, here’s your Silver Pomegranate, and for god’s sake don’t do anything sexually weird with it!
As for Wonder Woman the character, I am no great fan as she strikes me as not only anti-male but also as rather bland. For my taste I’ll take the only slightly feminist Power Girl, who is not only more complex and interesting but also has bigger tits.
Wonder Woman pic is by Adam Hughes
Power Girl is by the fabulous Amanda Conner, who despite the unfortunate handicap of not having a penis is currently one of my favorite comic book artists.
A Polish pop singer with the unlikely handle of Dorota Rabczewska (thankfully she is better known as Doda, presumably because even the other Poles can’t pronounce her surname) is looking down the barrel of a two year jail sentence for having offended Christian sensibilities by suggesting their favorite page turner was written by drug-addled winos! And you thought the weasels at NOW were overly sensitive.
The 26 year old Mensan made a television appearance during which she explained that the dinosaur view of history was better supported than the idea that the universe was created in six days by The Angry Old Man Who Lives In The Sky….
“it is hard to believe in something written by people who drank too much wine and smoked herbal cigarettes.”
Not exactly a cartoon of the prophet Mohamed with a bomb in his turban, but in Catholic Poland it was close enough so the wankers had her charged under the country’s Draconian blasphemy laws.
According to some man-child too weak to get through life without kidding himself that after it’s all over he’s going to spend eternity drinking tea and watering houseplants in god’s mansion…
“It is clear that Doda thinks that the Bible was written by drunkards and junkies,” Ryszard Nowak, chairman of the ironically named Christian group “Committee for the Defence Against Sects” screamed hysterically whilst rending his garments and gnashing his teeth.
“I believe that she committed a crime and offended the religious feelings of both Christians and Jews.”
Either that or she made a slightly offensive joke. And as for offending the Jews I don’t see them filing charges, perhaps because after centuries of persecution and inquisitions they are wary of Christian nutters.
Though I see no point in making references to booze and weed when going on about whoever it was that wrote the bible, neither do I believe in writing laws that allow fundamentalist loons to play Christian Taliban, so let me put aside my usually tactful and diplomatic ways and say it straight – people who take the bible literally are idiots, weaklings and fools. Either that or drug-addled winos.
I think she should get a pass just for being proof that not all smart women are ugly.