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The Sexist’s morning roundup of District chatter on sex, gender, and piggy cosmetics.
* Meet Brynn Evans and Chris Messina. They track every aspect of their shared sex life online with BedPost, the newest Web application that helps you turn life’s pleasures (sex) into its banalities (data). After introducing the happy couple, Washington Post Staff Writer Monica Hesse‘s piece turns into a Web 2.0 twitter-me-this! trend report about the costs and benefits of online self-monitoring. Yes, yes, but can you tell me more about what I might find in Loggins Evans and Messina’s sexy online ‘tag cloud’?
* Yesterday, Barack Obama asserted that if you “put lipstick on a pig,” that pig is “still a pig.” This is offensive because:
(a) If you put lipstick on Sarah Palin, she remains Sarah Palin. By the transitive property, Barack Obama thinks that Sarah Palin is a pig.
(b) Sarah Palin is the only person who can compare Sarah Palin to an animal that wears lipstick.
(c) It is unethical to test cosmetics on animals.
(d) The patriarchy’s unattainable standards of femininity create a misogynist “beauty” industry that oppresses all Earth’s species.
(e) Hillary Clinton something something.
*Also,it seems that Barack Obama and John McCain colluded to go back in time all the way to 2007 to plant their lipstick-on-a-pig hillbilly folk wisdom into the political lexicon in order to confound Sarah Palin’s handlers in 2008:
“George Bush has given a mission to General Petraeus, and he has done his best to try to figure out how to put lipstick on a pig.” -Obama, 2007
“You can put lipstick on a pig. It’s still a pig, in my view.” -McCain, 2007
“I think they put some lipstick on a pig, but it’s still a pig.” -McCain, 2007
* Via DCist [via the George Washington Hatchet]: Did GWU fraternity TKE drug a drink? Or was the alleged pill just “bits of fruit”?
* And over on City Desk, my esteemed colleague Ruth Samuelson unearths the strange fact sheets of 1970s pregnant teen hideaway the Webster School—-plus a Bristol Palin name-drop to give those search engines the extra nudge!
Photo by Darrow Montgomery