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The REAL Gay Agenda

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You hear a lot about the gay agenda in political talk. If you ever wondered what the hell they were talking about, well, watch this revealing video (apparently, it is based upon a real-life email string).

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How Condoms Are Made

Mar 24 2010 Published by under Education, Sexuality, Streaming videos, Teaching

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Well, now this is an interesting video: how condoms are made. The manufacturing process is actually quite interesting, and my favorite part was stress-testing the condoms. I wonder what the people who work in that factory say when asked at a dinner party what they do for a living?
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Gender-Bending Chickens: Mixed, Not Scrambled

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Half-sider.
Almost exactly one year ago, hundreds of American birders
were thrilled by sightings and photographs of this remarkable
Northern Cardinal, or Redbird, Cardinalis cardinalis,
photographed in Warrenton, VA.
Image: DW Maiden, 2 March 2009.

This post was chosen as an Editor's Selection for ResearchBlogging.org

I'll never forget the first time I saw a bilateral gynandromorph. I was a bird-crazy teenager reading my way through a stack of avicultural publications when I spied the strangest bird I'd ever seen on the cover of one magazine: an eclectus parrot that was very precisely divided down the middle: one side was rich scarlet and the other was brilliant emerald. Because eclectus parrots are sexually dimorphic -- females are red and males are green -- this remarkable bird was easily identifiable as being composed of both sexes, one on each side.

Even though this was the first time I'd ever seen a gynandromorph, these mysterious birds do pop up from time to time. For example, bird watchers occasionally run across them in the wild (see above photograph) and poultry farmers sometimes find them in their flocks: it is estimated that roughly one in 10,000 domestic chickens -- another sexually dimorphic species -- is a gynandromorph.

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How That Amazing Old Spice Commercial Was Made -- In Just One Take!

Feb 23 2010 Published by under Horses, Humor, Sexuality, Streaming videos

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Daily, men ask themselves, What do women want? We want a gorgeous bare-chested man with a beautiful voice on a horse, that's what! And this is exactly what Old Spice gave us with bare-chested Isaiah Mustafa, a TV actor and former NFL player, in their "manmercial" that first aired during the Superbowl. But how was that amazing commercial made? Maybe you think it was stitched together from a lot of separate 'takes'? Would you believe that television ad was made in one take? Further, would you believe it did not use any computer-generated imagery (CGI)? Below the fold is an interview with the two men who wrote that commercial, where they take us through the finished ad frame-by-frame and tell us how it was made.

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NASA's Funding Increase to Fund Scientists' Plan To Approach Girl By 2018

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President Obama recently increased funding to all science organizations, including NASA. According to this news report, it appears that NASA has already budgeted their share of the money to support their plan to approach a girl at the laundromat by 2018. This amusing video is a commentary on male scientists, geeks, nerds and other types of pencilheads. It actually looks to be rather close to the truth.

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Dan Savage on Gay Adoption

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Unlike straight parents, gay parents cannot go out one night, get drunk and adopt. Unlike straight parents, gay parents have children because they are wanted and planned for. Certainly this was the situation for my (straight) so-called parents, who not only didn't plan for me and didn't want me, but they were horribly abusive and neglectful after I was born, and after they'd finished trying to destroy me, they gave me up to the state when I was a teen-ager. I would love to have had Dan Savage or someone like him as one of my parents instead of the violent, hateful wackaloons that I was born to. If anyone is "destroying the fabric of society," through their behavior, it's all those people who thoughtlessly pop out unwanted kids.

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The Conjugal Rights Guide

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Now that the weekend is over, let's go back to my social education -- some of my social training includes *gasp* conjugal unpleasantness.

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First Openly Gay Racehorse To Compete Sunday

Sep 01 2009 Published by under Horses, Humor, Satire, Sexuality, Streaming videos

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Now how did I miss this video? It was created last year in time for the Breeder's Cup races, held in late October, which is sort of the World Series of American horse racing (and is positioning itself to be the same for international horse racing). In this video, we learn that in 2008, the controversial champion racehorse, Ship's Captain, came out as being gay. The controversy swirled, but the horse's trainer says people should focus on the horse's abilities, not his sexuality.

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Dan Savage on How to Come out to your Evangelical Family

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Dan Savage moved to Seattle while I lived there and began writing a sex advice column for The Stranger. I never missed reading his column because he was honest and accurate and entertaining. Regardless of where in the world I've been since, I have followed his career. This video clip features Dan at University of Maryland, speaking on the tough subject of coming out to a very Christian family. It gives you a little perspective when you hear the story he tells of the abuse that a boyfriend of his suffered at the hands of his father -- an evangelical Baptist minister.

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Thy Rod, Thy Staff: Erections & Sin

Jul 26 2009 Published by under Religion, Sexuality, Streaming videos

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In this video, Edward Current shares his thoughts on what the scripture says about erections. In short, it's wicked when this happens to an unmarried teen's body. Here are some deaf tips for my peeps! [4:20]

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