Friday, April 24, 2009

The Onion's Take on Porn and Plan B

Here are two little tidbits courtesy of The Onion:

First up, Plan C, an emergency anti-contraceptive that allows you to "reduce the chance of aborting pregnancy after unprotected sex (ie, if a regular birth control method succeeds and you have a sudden, dramatic change of heart)."

And, now that you've been guilted out of your choice not to carry an unplanned pregnancy to term, make sure your beloved child doesn't catch wind of any of that pornography stuff. Makes kids think sex is enjoyable!


Study: Children Exposed To Pornography May Expect Sex To Be Enjoyable

Protect Your Vag and Your Modesty


Are you as sick of the word vajayjay, as I am?

Seriously, people. Vulva. Vagina. Labia. Clitoris. Get used to it.

Apparently, the creators of the new Va j-j visor (I kid you not) didn't receive the memo about the annoyance of this Oprah-coined term that allows you to talk about uh, you know, down there without ruffling your lady feathers.

According to Va j-j Visor H.Q., this totally useful-looking and not at all ridiculous piece of plastic is designed to protect your poontang during such pain-inducing procedures as waxing, shaving and pubic hair tinting.

Lovely.

Related, is Sarah Haskins' take on that oh, so subtle shick razor ad I mentioned awhile back.

Dating Advice from Zinesters


I have a soft spot for Nerve.com--especially their quick read Miss Information column and This Week in Sex horoscopes. Last week, in a Lickety-pertinent post, they asked a bunch of zinesters for dating advice.

Questions include, "What's the best way to pick up a zinester?" and "Zinesters are creative and cool--What's a creative and cool idea for an awesome first date?"

Do you have any sure fire methods for getting a sexy zinester from the stuffy church basement to your basement (apartment/dungeon)?

Let us know!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Dead Dolls in a Book!


This past fall, Montreal Gazette columnist Bill Brownstein had a book published with a whole little chapter on the Dead Doll Dancers!

Entitled, Montreal 24: Twenty-Four Hours in the Life of a City, it celebrates a batch of the writers, musicians, restauranteurs and artists that make Montreal such a vibrant and interesting place to live.

On April 25th, Brownstein will be reading from his book at Blue Metropolis--a bilingual festival celebrating books and writers.

From the potty mouth of Velma Candyass:

"The Dead Dolls were interviewed by this writer awhile back and his book has since been launched. A whole chapter was written about us and the very special venue we perform at [Cafe Cleopatra!!]. Come on down to hear him and meet some of the personalites he has written about (including us !)."

Yep, that's right, some of the DDs will be on hand to schmooze!

April 25,2009
8pm

Hotel Delta Centre-Ville
777 University street
Montreal

Come and enjoy the discussion, plus the bagels and freshly-shucked oysters!
Tickets $10

http://www.bluemetropolis.org
April 22-26-,2009

Feminist Porn Awards This Weekend!



A couple of weeks ago, I wrote an ecstatic post about the 46 nominees for this year's feminist porn awards and now, ladies and gentlemen, bois and grrrls, the time has cum!

Proceeds are going to the Sexual Health Education and Pleasure Project and best friend of Lickety, Jessica Grosman, will also be presenting one of the awards! Whoo!

This looks great!

Good For Her presents the 2009 Feminist Porn Awards
Friday, April 24th
Berkeley Church (315 Queen Street East)
Doors 9 pm/Show 9:30pm
Hosted by Deb "Dirk" Pearce

Featuring:

Taiko drumming collective Raging Asian Women
Dance troupe Daddy K and the Rhythm Method
Burlesque queen Coco la Creme.

Plus

Appearances by filmmakers including Madison Young, Courtney Trouble,
Tobi Hill-Meyer, Joanne Loton and more! Don't forget your dancing shoes
for DJ Nik Red, and be prepared for sexy giveaways and a huge raffle
and silent auction in support of the Sexual Health, Education and
Pleasure Project (SHEPP) aimed at giving youth and marginalized
communities pleasure-based sex education. This event is wheelchair
accessible. 19+ only

$18 advance/ $22 door or $25 for both the awards and Feisty Feminist
Porn on the Big Screen on Saturday April 25th for $25 advance (only 75
combo tickets at this price available).
VIP tickets (includes priority seating, admittance to both events,
and gift bag worth over $200 with treats from Lelo, Tantus, Lust
Cosmetics, Fun Factory, Hotmoviesforher.com, O'My, Blowfish Video,
Sweetheart Video and more) on sale for $75
Purchase tickets at Good For Her (175 Harbord Street) or online at www.goodforher.com
Tickets go on sale on Monday, March 30th.

Good For Her gratefully acknowledges our sponsors for making this night possible:
Hotmoviesforher.com
O'My
Happy Valley Silicone
Aslan Leather
Forthegirls.com

Monday, April 20, 2009

Monday Ballad Courtesy of Cyndi Lauper

Cyndi Lauper is so hottttt. A style icon for several generations of hep kids and a woman who can sing a song about masturbation with all the subtlety Madonna lacks, she also has a softer side.

Well, not too soft. Whether she's grooving in the middle of the highway sans heels or passionately serenading the mic in a killer polkadot dress, it's totally alright with me.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Overheard

One

Girlfriend: (Upon hearing sexy voices) What are you doing?

Boyfriend: Definitely not watching rock climbing porn.

(Yes, folks, rock climbing porn does exist, as does curling porn and golf porn).

Two

Boyfriend: Want a vegetarian chicken finger?

Girlfriend: What are you trying to get at, here?

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Vote for us in the MTL Mirror BOM Poll!

Together we can DO this! This year we won BEST ZINE at the Expozine Awards...what if we're stacked against Elle Quebec/Vice/ Four Minutes to Midnight (round two!)???

Only time will tell. Let Montreal know how you feel:
Vote here!

Also, we'll be holding another DIY Porn workshop in the coming months...thanks to all who came!

Subversions Launch Tonight!

It's gonna be guuud, people!

Where: Il Motore, 179 Jean Talon West (Metro de Castelneau)
When: 8:30-3:00 am!

Thanks to Nico for the pic!

Save Women's Studies at the University of Guelph!

In case you don't already know (but I bet you do), Women's Studies departments are often the birth places of some of the best radical queer, gender fuckery and activism around. We read Judith Butler, then we read Viviane Namaste, then we're all like "how do my political practices relate to improving peoples' everyday lived experiences" and then BAM, it's a glittery, performance art filled zine launch where high irony consists of statements about how objective science really is.

Ok, perhaps I'm making fun of us a little here, but there are definitely no fun and games going on over at the University of Guelph, where the Women's Studies department is on the chopping block.

According to the facebook group created by students at Guelph:

"Women's Studies might be cancelled! There's a word for that and it's BULLSHIT."

If you agree with this statement, put your name on the online petition and help save Women's Studies at Guelph!!!

http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/savewmst/index.html

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Daft Bodies!

If only we'd known about these awesome peeps before so we could have had them perform at the LS Beyond Human issue launch.



This is definitely going to be my pick for the next highly fuckables list.

A Burger in Paris

Warning.

This is a pretty fluffy post--most likely brought on by too many hours staring at a blank screen and waiting for inspiration to strike so I can get the fuck out of school and listen to T-Rex all summer.

As you may or may not remember, this Carl's Jr. commercial--which consists mainly of an over-the-top-cheesy Paris Hilton slithering around on a Jag and then biting into a massive burger-- caused quite the stir a couple of years ago, and was ultimately labeled "too hot for TV" and subsequently banned.

Judging from Paris's stunning debut as sex-tape-scandal-starlet and pretty much everything else she's done since, our Lady Douche or whoever manages her "career," certainly seem have the modus operandi of "all press is good press" which I may or may not be contributing to right now as I write this.

Shit.

Anyway, I got a paper to write, so there's no going back. Here, for your viewing pleasure, is some uncut velveeta courtesey of Paris Hilton and the douche bag school of douche baggery.

Sunday, April 05, 2009

No Comment

Well, I don't have a whole lot to say about Shick's latest razor ad for women , but that certainly didn't stop other ladies out there in the blogsphere from trashing this "sexist, racist, vag-hating video" (Feministing).

Oh, yeah. The pretty blond girl is holding a hairless cat and trimming around her tulips.

Real subtle.





I'm predicting the big bush come back around 2020, how 'bout you?

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Lick it! Tonight!!!!

Hey, you! Yeah, you.

I know yr kinda beat from all that awesome stuff you've been doing all week, organizin' and workin' and reinventing yr place in the world and all that, but I just wanted to give you heads up on an amazing dance party that's happening tonight up at Il Motore.

You see, the incomparable Kate L. and Nora R., otherwise known as DJ Noisy Nora and DJ Kate L., the laydeez who are responsible for bringing you some of the most kick-ass queer events the ile of Montreal has to offer, are kicking off their third edition of Lick it! tonight, and well, your attendence is a must.

I know your going, man, my head's about to explode with all this awesomeness. Lick It on Thursday, D.I.Y. porn workshop on Friday, Gaylord o' rama strip o' Ganza on Saturday....this is just too good to be true.

And yes, it's pretty frickin' amazing, but dude, it's real, and that's how we're bringin' it to you this weekend, so be prepared.

Lick it info:
Join us for the third edition of Lick It! @ Il Motore. This is Little Italy's newest dance party, come dance it up.

Featuring:

DJ Kate L. is partying like it's 1979. Expect music that is funky, soulful, disco-filled, and rapped in that oh-so-sugarhill-fashion. Of course all this comes baked with just the slightest hint of new wave thrown into the mix. Expect the usual suspects: Prince, Donna Summer, Sugarhill Gang, The Supremes, Salt'n'Pepa and many more

DJ Riotghost will be throwing down all things related to discopunk & electroclash. If it is guitar based, you're likely to hear it. Come for the Gang of Four, P.I.L., and Talking Heads and stay for the Rapture, LCD Soundsystem, and Kap Bambino.

DJ Noisy Nora will be splashing you with her queer southern California waves. Expect to hear everything from pop to grime to electro to hip hop & a lil' something for the punks. Fans of grrrls, remixes, and Latin vibes take note. Expect to hear: The Tings Tings, Santogold, M.I.A., George Micheal.

+ A different veryspecialawesome guest every time

NO COVER EVER!
CHEAP DRINKS!
GOOD TIMES! FOR YOU! YES YOU!

Il Motore
179 Jean Talon West
Bus - #55 or 363 St. Laurent, 80 Parc or 365 Parc
Metro - Jean Talon, de Castelneau, or Parc

Facebook Event: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=63851940527

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

D.I.Y. Porn Workshop + a queer strip show!!

GAYLORD STRIPOGANZA >>> Fundraiser for the South-West MTL Community Skillshare (St. Emilie)

Cum one, cum all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, April 4, 2009 at 9:00pm, Eastern Bloc, 7240 Clark, MTL

Check out the Facebook event!

Psssst! Amber/I am co-hosting the strip show!

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Also, check out this on Friday evening...we're presenting a workshop on D.I.Y. Porn!

BACK Back Off! : Dissident Representations in Art and Social Movements !

  • Date: Friday April 3rd 2009
    Time: 12:30pm to 9pm
    Location: The CEDA - 2515 Delisle street, near Lionel -Groulx metro

Back Off! is a day of conferences and workshops organized to draw attention to political art being produced in Montreal and to understand how social movements use art to transmit their messages.

Workshops:
Open Discussion on Zines
Let’s Talk about Genre(s)
Creative Worskshop on activist writing
Pénélope or the Epic of Heroines, Amazons and Other Dancers
Silkscreening for the Revolution!
Popular Theater and Social Change
D.I.Y. Porn: How to make fun and ethical smut!
Media Training for Activism
Queer/Trans Performance Art As Feminist Praxis
Creating Feminist Community through Performance
Women, radio, feminisms ?
Workshop of Guerilla Art

SIGN UP FOR YOUR WORKSHOPS ONLINE : www.backoffinfo.com

More about the D.I.Y. Porn: How to make fun and ethical smut! workshop:
If sex can be a creative process and dirty image-making can be part of sex, there is value in examining how we can make our own porn in a way that is sexy, safe and fun. This queer and sex-positive workshop will examine the smut-making approaches and techniques developed by the folks behind Lickety Split smut zine. There will be plenty of room for discussion, fanstasy-sharing and creativity!