So it seems our friends in San Francisco think there needs to be a ballot issue on the November election on whether or not to ban circumcisions, even for religious purposes (see here).
I am all for parents deciding whether or not to circumcise their child. However, I completely disagree with this ballot initiative and find some of the tactics by the proponents a bit out of bounds. For one they liken it to female genital mutilation that goes on in some parts of the world. All medical experts I found said it is in no way true.
Then they began releasing a series of comic books called Foreskin Man that highlight in one issue a doctor and another a mohel (Rabbi who performs the circumcision for Jewish boys) who are evil beings that will do anything to circumcise a boy even against his parent’s wishes. Brian Hagen of Pen Grenades believes it has crossed the line into an anti-semitic rant (Go read his review).
Whether it has or not, all the proponents of the legislature have done is remove all meaningful dialogue from the discussion.
Thanks to Laughing Squid, I came across one of the most incredible award winning short animations from the husband and wife team of Christopher and Christine Kezelos. Originally based in Australia, they now run Zealous Creative out of Los Angeles. The creators description of this yarn tale: “Born into a world of numbers, an oppressed zero discovers that through determination, courage, and love, nothing can be truly something.”
Take a look:
Zero from Zealous Creative on Vimeo.
And a behind the scenes video as well.
Zero: Behind the Scenes from Zealous Creative on Vimeo.
So poor old Hugh Hefner, of Playboy Magazine fame, was left standing at the altar by his fiance Crystal Harris days before their wedding. Ok he might not have actually been standing at the altar already but you know how old people like to get places early. Crystal appears in the upcoming edition of Playboy as “Mrs Crystal Hefner” ooops. According to TMZ, Hef is putting a sticker on all news-stand editions that say “Runaway Bride in this issue”.
Being the consummate playboy that he is, I predicted that it wouldn’t take long for Hef to rebound given he lives in a place with half naked women busting about. I just didn’t realize how quickly the old captain would move when I drew this cartoon on Thursday night. So imagine my surprise yesterday to see the lastest from TMZ that the octogenarian (as opposed to octomom) has another 25 year old sharing his bed – Anna Sophia Berglund.
My favorite line from Crystal on the break up was “This isn’t the lifestyle for me. Multiple girls around all the time. The Playboy lifestyle. I just wanted to be true to myself.” As if she didn’t know walking into the relationship.