From my tireless north/eastern correspondent Christina. I am glad that I didn’t take on the task of counting the number of lines spoken by female characters in Disney movies… I hope those researchers have strong coffee.
HANDOUT PHOTO: official Army photo of Stephanie Czech Rader, OSS veteran in wartime. Stephanie Czech Rader received her undergraduate degree from Cornell in 1937. She was a chemistry major in the College of Arts and Sciences. (U.S. Army via Cornell University)
I’m annoyed that the cloning of dogs (the family friend) is an industry already and growing. On behalf of Toots my cat I am outraged. Although thinking of her propensity to scream at me early in the morning and stand on me to express her irritation that I am in bed and she is hungry somewhat dampens my outrage.
A long time ago I collected condom boxes as a hobby. I found some in hippy/Goth stores and some on eBay. I noticed that the boxes containing condoms were often funny in a rather childish way (the condoms themselves had long since disintegrated) and they were always illustrated. Illustrated sexual jokes on little boxes. Wow! I even found some in France. The European ones, especially the German ones, were more sophisticated, more interesting than ours. Isn’t that always the way?
Then someone told me I could donate them to the Kinsey Institute and get a taxwr ite off, and so I did. They said they didn’t have anything like my collection in their collection. I overlooked some of the very nicely designed boxes when I sent them to their new home at the Kinsey Institute and just recently came across them again.
Tom sent me this news item from Germany knowing that I would be interested in any crimes involving condoms.