IST Musical Interlude

Damn!  I need a break!

When I need a break I listen to Tom Waits….and this is one of my faves…..I use to be one of the night owls he sings about…….ah days gone by…….


Everyone have a great day and will be back to make your day….(LOL…..sorry could not resist)…….


Research shows dogs are much smarter than we think – Vox

Sunday in the park….my friends fave thing to do on an early Fall day.

To me this is a no brainer.  Any one that truly gets to know their best friend would tell you that this is a no brainer.

Hell, Baby Girl taught me to play fetch….it took 3 times of me fetching the ball to realize that she was teaching me…..

A good read…..enjoy!


Research shows dogs are much smarter than we think – Vox.

A Contraceptive Way of Life

Saturday and I am free of the conflicts in the Middle East….well for two days anyway……it is a mid-term election approaching and I thought I would focus on one of mthe issues that is snaking its way through the political discourse….Contraception!

The first part of this post is about man’s best friend…no not a dog….a condom.

It seems there is a problem concerning condoms in Uganda……

Ugandan MPs have been inundated with complaints that many condoms on sale in the east African nation are too small, warning the problem is a blow to the fight against AIDS.

Insisting that one size doesn’t fit all, MP Tom Aza said Uganda’s Parliamentary Committee for HIV/AIDS said a recent tour of areas worst hit by the virus revealed that some men “have bigger sexual organs and therefore should be considered for bigger condoms.”

Okay there are a couple of thoughts that come to mind…….1)  Condoms come in sizes?  2) this info could increase the tourism visas the country issues.  Guess that could fortify the old stereo type huh?

With all that said I will not forget the ladies in this post……everyone is looking for that perfect birth control…..some are desperate to find that perfection……….and I read a story that may not be that perfect……….

A 22-year-old Colombia woman who went to the doctor with abdominal pains turned out to have a potato growing in her vagina—because she’d put it there as contraception, says Colombia Reports via Metro. “My mom told me that if I didn’t want to get pregnant, I should put a potato up there, and I believed her,” the woman was quoted as telling a local website. The embarrassed patient, from the central Colombian town of Honda, says she had inserted the potato about two weeks before the pain struck in her lower abdomen. Upon closer inspection, attending nurse Carolina Rojas found potato roots sticking out of the woman’s vagina and even growing inside her.

Luckily the potato was removed without surgery, and medical staff predicted no long-term physical effects, but Rojas blamed the mother for giving her daughter such bad advice. The story is part of an ongoing battle over birth control and sex education in Colombia, where activists say a macho culture and disinterest in common birth control methods have led to high teen pregnancy rates. Indeed, sex ed classes introduced in the 1990s inspired some parents to start groups opposing the lessons. But Colombia isn’t alone in trying odd birth-control methods, the Huffington Post reports: A survey of young British woman found that some used plastic wrap, latex gloves, and sandwich bags.

Best I could think of in this case was…..EEEWWWWWWWWWWW!

Now this part is not about contraception but it is too good to pass on….remember all those enhancement drugs tell you to seek medical help if the erection last for more than 4 hours………but this guy took it a bit further…….

Last Friday, Jason Garnett greeted a new day, as many men do, with an erection. But 17 hours later, doctors were stabbing the British man’s penis with needles in order to end his member’s persistent salute, UPI reports. The 23-year-old North Yorkshire man didn’t worry when his erection stuck around the morning after a night of love-making, reports Northern Echo. He changed his tune around lunch time and tried to tame it with an ice bath and a jog, but after a stiff eight hours, he finally asked his roommate for help. “You should have seen the look on his face … he was in hysterics at first, but then he realized how serious the situation was,” Garnett says, according to Huffington Post.

Garnett’s erection wasn’t a blessing, but a serious medical condition called priapism. The rare malady has nothing to do with arousal or desire and can cause permanent damage if left untreated, reports The “most embarrassing day” of Garnett’s life got worse when doctors drew two pints of blood from his penis and injected it 24 times with erection-reducing meds. “Seeing them stab my penis with a needle was … like something out of a horror film. The pain was a 10 out of 10,” he says. Garnett says his penis now “looks like it’s been through a war. It’s all a bit black and blue.” (Read about a woman whose medication caused “unwelcome” orgasms.)

Sorry….could not resist.

Now on to the rest of my day…..TAH!  Have a good one (no pun intended)