Friday, March 7, 2008

Dews Taco Day

As with most of the LSWTF staff, I have seemingly dropped off the face of the earth for the past two weeks. The original assumption was that with the completion of having high-speed and HD in my apartment finally, I'd be writing more often, but alas, my computer at home decided to die on me the day after getting said high speed...

Anyway, on to the news of the day before wandering off for some strong drink, and mountains of tacos downtown :)

Apparently French men are just as big a pussy as we've been making them out to be for years. At least, they are either pussies, or the female population loves them some sex0rs far more then anyone else in the world?

French women are becoming increasingly assertive in their sexual habits, while one-in-five younger French men "has no interest in sex", according to one of the most comprehensive surveys of the nation's love lives.
The proportion of French women who claim to have had only one partner has dropped from 68 per cent in 1970, to 43 per cent in 1992 and 34 per cent in 2006. A woman's average number of partners has risen from under two in 1970 to over five today, while a man's has remained the same for four decades, almost 13.

This is obviously an interesting news item for the day. And not for the more obvious "Dews must want to go to France!" reasons (though, I'm far more intrigued by a trip there now), but what the socio-economic reasons are for this explosion are.

A massive shift in how society interacts on this level is fascinating to me afterall, so I would be genuinely interested in learning what the forces were to have caused this shift (and then what we can do in this country to encourage that as well :) ).


Confusing news out of Hollywood though, as sometimes crack-head and actor Robert Downey JR is apparently being "blacked-up" to play a role in an up-coming Ben Stiller movie...

I'll give him credit (first off just for still having a career) though, he seems to be saying all the right things:
Clearing anticipating a backlash, Downey Jr told a US magazine: "If it's done right, it could be the type of role you called Peter Sellers to do 35 years ago. If you don't do it right, we're going to hell."
This just in, it is probably going to suck either way.

Finally, news out of Washington today has a Bush administration official apparently planning on releasing information that would indicate the economy has had negative growth in the last quarter.

This of course runs contrary to everything the administration has been trying to say and do the past few weeks, as that dirty little word "Recession", as much as we may have already been in one the last month or more, looks to be very very real.

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