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message 1: by RandomAnthony (new)

RandomAnthony | 14536 comments I've been reading a collection of the best travel essays of last year...I read this one last night about the fear of magic penis theft in some parts of Africa:

http://harpers.org/archive/2008/06/00...

Now, yes, there are parts of this essay that make me laugh and sound utterly out of this world, but the analysis of cultural influence on beliefs of this nature and the like is absolutely fascinating. Check it out.


message 2: by Sally, la reina (new)

Sally (mrsnolte) | 17319 comments Mod
I don't really care to read the article right now, but I have to lay down massive kudos for this thread title.

I kept rereading, thinking "no WAY, I'm just not awake yet. That's not REALLY the word that he has in there."


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RA, the title of this thread is utterly magical..


message 5: by Matt (last edited Feb 20, 2010 02:20PM) (new)

Matt | 819 comments Very nice RA! You just know that the author was proud of himself for coming up with this sentence: "Vigilance and anticipatory aggression were thought to be good prophylaxes."

Very sad that people have actually been lynched over this sort of thing. I still can't help but wonder if the thieves taunt their victims by poking a thumb through their fist and saying "Got your penis! Got your penis!" like cheesy old guys do with the noses of children.


message 6: by Félix (new)

Félix (habitseven) Cropping up! Ha!


message 7: by Zen (new)

Zen (zentea) | 515 comments RA stole my vajayjay!


message 8: by Félix (new)

Félix (habitseven) Zen's back!


message 9: by Sally, la reina (new)

Sally (mrsnolte) | 17319 comments Mod
Without her vajayjay! Android Zen!


message 10: by Zen (new)

Zen (zentea) | 515 comments Oh wait! Now that I've checked again, It seems to have re-appeared. Just in time to go out clubbing, too...

Today's to-do list:
1. Make dinner
2. End depressive-alcoholic period (but have drink with dinner)
3. Go to dance club and grind away in celebration of the re-appearance of v'jayjay
4. Go home, pass out, wake up
5. Expand cultural awareness; begin hikikomori period


message 11: by Félix (new)

Félix (habitseven) Very impressive to-do list, Zen.


message 12: by Sally, la reina (new)

Sally (mrsnolte) | 17319 comments Mod
Indeed. Blows the Selleck waterfall sandwich right out of the water.


message 13: by [deleted user] (new)

Let us know how it all works out Zen.


message 14: by Félix (new)

Félix (habitseven) Take pictures, Zen!


message 15: by The Ficus (new)

The Ficus | 72 comments What do you want her to take pictures of?


message 16: by Félix (new)

Félix (habitseven) Step 3.


message 18: by Félix (new)

Félix (habitseven) Oh excellent.


message 19: by Gus (new)

Gus Sanchez (gussanchez) If someone stole my penis, it would just be the complete end of me.


message 20: by Félix (new)

Félix (habitseven) Gus wrote: "If someone stole my penis, it would just be the complete end of me. "

Wow, you said a mouth full, Gus. I mean ... uh ... you know what I mean.




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