Monday, September 24, 2007

Do I really want to smell like that?

So in my internets journeys, I stumble across some odd things. Some of which are so odd, that they inspire pseudo-intellectual rantings that all of my 20 or so readers are privy to. This particular item might take the cake. (I was gonna talk about this ignorance, but I refrained)

Apparently, the makers of Vulva Original(there is some nudity, so be warned) have figured out a way to bottle "the odor of a beautiful women." And from the name, you can probably guess what that odor is.

Now this isn't a perfume, or a cologne, and according to the site is:
A vaginal scent which is purely a substance for your own sensual pleasure.
What does that mean you might ask? Well I was wondering that too. Well, when you consider that according to the directions, one is supposed to apply this to the back of their hand and sniff... One might be led to believe that this meant to be used for umm... taking matters into one's own hands.

Is there really a market for this sort of thing? It's almost too ridiculous to believe, and yet there it is... staring me in the face, like a sideways smile. I'm at a loss. And where did they get this scent from? I'm really curious as to whom they based it on. Or maybe it's a combination of a bunch of women. Is that better? And is this a scent that can be crafted in a lab? Or is it like banana flavored candy, that they can never get quite right?

I'm just scared that it won't wash all the way off, like when you go the club and you get that marker on the hand, and it's still there like 2 days later and you have to explain what it is... but this would be a little more awkward...

Oh yea... and to cap this all off... their website is: they even have shirts that say that...

Let that marinate on your hands a little...

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Men are the New Women?

It seems like a stupid/meaningless question... but in regards to hip-hop, I think it's very relevant. SO what brings up this question you might ask? Well the latest in a long list of things is the song "Duffle Bag Boy". (I'm sure you've heard it, but if not... here.)

So when did it become gangster to carry a man purse? Not to say that I'm the most gangster guy out there, but I like to think that I've got some experience in at least recognizing it when I see it. And I'm sorry, I don't care how much money you have or what brand of bag you have... but a purse is a purse. Now I understand hip-hop's infatuation with brand names, and showing you can afford a Louis Vuitton bag is cool and all... but at the end of the day, it's still a purse.

Now maybe this a good thing, this blurring of the gender lines. Maybe it's showing that hip-hop is getting in touch with it's "feminine" side. Or maybe the latent homo-eroticism that's in a lot of hip-hop is finally starting to be exposed? Or maybe I'm just reading too much into a trend and need to go get my duffle bag on?

I dont know... but I do know that when I was growing up, if a dude walked into my neighborhood with a man purse on... he wouldn't be considered cool to say the least.

Lastly and on a somewhat unrelated note... check out this group Blu & Exile. They just put out a cd titled 'Below the Heavens'. This is quality hip-hop... one of the best cds I've picked up this year.

And they don't wear man purses.

Check the video: