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The Internet as a series of tubes

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Jul. 23rd, 2006 | 07:22 pm
mood: amused
music: kidlet playing online

from boingBoing

uterus and fallopian tubes Further embiggening the pile of parodies inspired by Senator Stevens' infamously inept analogy: a t-shirt spotted at HOPE (Hackers on Planet Earth) in NYC this week.

And it's a perfect opportunity to say happy birthday to esorlehcar. Last year sucked, I hope the new one is a whole lot better.
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fairywriter

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from: slashfairy
date: Jul. 24th, 2006 02:27 am (UTC)
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YES!!!!!
that is the BEST T-shirt EVAH!

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Jul. 24th, 2006 02:59 am (UTC)
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Isn't it great! Turns the whole thing upside down :-D

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fairywriter

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from: slashfairy
date: Jul. 24th, 2006 03:11 am (UTC)
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it is.
moons and moons ago, now, I was one of the labor coaches for a friend with a history of very difficult pregnancies. Among other things, getting her 'near-enough' to term involved having friend move into her house to take care of her (my role) and her three elder children(boys) (her husband's foreman's role) so that she could stay pregnant and her husband could keep the business going.
At the birth, said husband, said foreman, and said sons all sat at the foot of the labor bed while two labor coaches and I were with mom. As the baby (girl) was born, while the placenta was still attached, foreman (in his former life, a theoretically trained physicist who had given up the blackboard for working out-of-doors, because 'theory is an unkind mistress, but nature a giving mother') had this flash of this daughter, connected to her mother, and all the mothers 'behind' the mother, and all the daughters 'in front of' the daughter.

Many years later (The birth was in 1986) in conversation over dinner I mentioned to him that one is born with all the ova in one's ovaries one will ever have- immature, because they mature monthly, right?- but present before one is born. He replied with: "And that's why women, not men, should be in charge of the internet- they understand information over time and space so much better than men do".

A series of tubes, indeed. And in menstrual red, and black- what better, what better. I want that shirt.

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Jul. 24th, 2006 04:27 am (UTC)
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What a story! It's got almost everything: danger, sex (implied), loving friendship, backstory and insight!

I have commented on the flickr account of the person who took the picture, maybe we'll find the purveyer of said shirts. If I do, I will make sure you get one.

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Jul. 30th, 2006 04:29 am (UTC)
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anatasuno found the site for ordering them from the source! http://www.seriesoffallopiantubes.com (various shades of pink and black and grey, no red :-( )

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fairywriter

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from: slashfairy
date: Jul. 30th, 2006 04:33 am (UTC)
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Oh, HELL yes. How hard does anatsuno rock? -lights lighter and dances, one hand waving free-

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fairywriter

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from: slashfairy
date: Jul. 30th, 2006 04:36 am (UTC)
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Done and done. thank you, and well done!

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[will fuck for sex]

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from: anatsuno
date: Jul. 24th, 2006 02:32 am (UTC)
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talk about a cyberpunk-style Matrix, huh? *g* I love it.

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Jul. 24th, 2006 02:59 am (UTC)
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I want one!!!

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Blackbird Song

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from: blackbird_song
date: Jul. 24th, 2006 04:14 pm (UTC)
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Oh, that's flipping brilliant! Thank you so much for posting this, and I may well go and buy one. :D

Catherine

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Jul. 30th, 2006 04:29 am (UTC)
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anatasuno found the site for ordering them from the source! http://www.seriesoffallopiantubes.com

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[will fuck for sex]

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from: anatsuno
date: Jul. 29th, 2006 12:55 am (UTC)
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http://www.boingboing.net/2006/07/27/series_of_fallopian_.html

we can buy them nows!

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[will fuck for sex]

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from: anatsuno
date: Jul. 29th, 2006 01:01 am (UTC)
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oh and, if you order some (http://www.seriesoffallopiantubes.com/) while they still sell their hand-screened ones, can I ask a BabyT in Medium, charcoal ink on black tee? (please omg!) I'll paypal you when/if you say and all!

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Jul. 30th, 2006 04:28 am (UTC)
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done! thanks for the link, I'm spreading it.

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