Thursday, July 30, 2009

CALIFORNIA APOLOGIZES TO ASIAN AMERICANS

According to Time, California legislature on July 17 “quietly approved a landmark bill to apologize to the state’s Chinese-American community for racist laws enacted as far back as the mid–19th century Gold Rush, which attracted about 25,000 Chinese from 1849 to 1852. The laws, some of which were not repealed until the 1940s, barred Chinese from owning land or property, marrying whites, working in the public sector and testifying against whites in court.” Umm,it only took 150 years to apologize?!?

Next up is a federal apology for the heinous Chinese Exclusive Act of 1882, the only federal act ever to exclude entry to America based on race. (Thanks whitey!) It was repealed in 1943 by the Magnuson Act.

Can someone get me a bill passed to apologize for Texas? Just asking...

Friday, July 24, 2009

FEAR AND YOUR BRAIN

We all have fears, especially. And depending on your personality, the way you process fear differ.

According to Psychology Today worriers (yep, that’s me) tend to be distracted, preoccupied, and potentially provoked into more serious hopelessness or depression. Yikes, that’s not so good. But deniers “will ride through the anxiety more smoothly, though as always their denial may prevent them from taking reasonable measures of self-protection.” Ha, ha, you suck too!

However, understanding how fear works on your brain might shed light on how we can overcome fear. When overwhelmed by thoughts of failing, the brain’s fear center, the amygdala, “effectively hijacks the executive functioning center (the prefrontal cortex), making it difficult to think through new ideas, which is exactly what one must do to adapt and survive...”

What to do? Uh, I don’t know. I think it’s something to do with - seriously - positive thinking and being proactive. Seriously.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

JERK IT

I would have to agree with Psychology Today: “The thing about masturbation is that it’s incredibly efficient, while relationships are not. For some men, that’s all the encouragement they need to enjoy masturbation even when a partner is readily available, and especially when it has become the more regular form of sex.”

Efficiency is very good.

Thursday, July 02, 2009

OPRAH’S SEX TIPS

Oprah Winfrey doesn’t like having bad sex. I mean, who does? Well, unless you hate the fucker or it’s pity sex. Anyways, I digress. So on her Live Your Best Life series, she explored Live Your Best Sex Life. Yes, I know what you’re thinking, the title of the show is very creative. Oh, I digress again. Here are her - well, her expert’s - tips:
  1. Tell The Truth: Ugh, I already don't like this one, but apparently “if you want a more satisfying sex life, you have to start telling your own sexual truths now.” Damn, bad sex for me...
  2. Ask For What You Want: If you aren’t getting what you want, you gotta ask for it, and that includes drawing it. I like to just show dirty pics and videos, and point to what I want. It’s faster. Right?
  3. Let Go Of Negative Messages: This is for people who grew up thinking sex is bad or wrong - basically, all Asians. She says to conquer the negative messages that haunt you in the bedroom can also help you improve other areas of your life.
  4. See Your Doctor: Check. I see my doctor all the time. He thinks I’m crazy. I don’t really think this one’s necessary for you. Just saying...
  5. Make Sex A Priority: Yes, schedule sex. I have to say it’s not a bad idea. I really think it’s great because then I don’t have to unnecessarily shower, clean my bung ho, or brush my teeth. Yeah!
Happy fucking!