Sexual Sports and Politics
It doesn't take much of an imagination to link the following stories, so my heading is designed as a viagran boost for my circulation - of this blog, that is.Malaysian Wonderland
You may think that in political terms, Indonesia has won the seriously WTF Stakes. However, consider what little you know about Malaysia's political battles. An aide of former Deputy Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim has accused him, again, of sodomy, and a private investigator has accused the current Deputy Prime Minister of being involved in the murder of a Mongolian model, and the subsequent blowing up of her body. The aide is now in protective custody and the private investigator has disappeared.
For a fuller picture, read Rojak and Cocktail
as the blogger attempts to unravel what's going on there. It's hard going, as a read that is, but keep at it.A Whipping Boy
I'm not a fan of Formula One motor racing even though a Brit, Lewis Hamilton, was winning the British Grand Prix at the same time as the Roger Federer was losing his crown at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships.
The president of Formula One's governing body, the FIA, Max Mosley, a son of Sir Oswald Mosley
, the 1930's British fascist leader, is suing the Sunday tabloid popularly known as News Of The Screws for an invasion of privacy
. Journalists clandestinely filmed MM engaged in a sado-masochism (S&M) workout with five, count' em, buxom beauties.Mosley maintains the gathering was a private "party" for himself and
(the) five like-minded, consenting women, and there was no public interest in reporting it.
He was certainly wrong about that. The 'News' described the party as a "sick Nazi orgy
", presumably because of his family connections, and put the video on their website. And, no, I'm not going to titillate you with the link. You be the voyeurs.In Open Court
S&M is viewed by most Brits as an aberration of the boys from so-called upper class families who've been deprived of a 'normal' childhood through having been sent to a private boarding school known, perversely, as a public school.James Price QC, representing Mosley, said his client's interest in S&M was not degrading or sick, and accused the News of the World of being out of touch with modern life. "It's not a surprise to me or to others who don't live in an ivory tower or a monastery, or, I am sure, to your lordship, to learn that quite a lot of people, men and women, have a fascinated interest in this sort of thing," he told the judge, Mr Justice Eady.
Is the learned Queen's Counsel (a top level lawyer) suggesting that the judge has a particular "fascinated interest", perhaps being a member of the same club as Mr Mosley?Dwile FlonkingI've been reminded
of the ancient and modern pub game of dwile flonking. You may read possible homo-erotic undertones in the rules, which can be found here
.The game is officially played by two teams of twelve players, though there is great flexibility in numbers. The fielding team gathers in a circle, called a girter, enclosing a member of the other team, the flonker. He holds a broom handle (usually called the driveller), on top of which is a beer-soaked rag, the dwile or dwyle.
At a signal, the girter dances around the flonker in a circle. He must flick (or flonk) the dwile with the driveller so it hits a girter team member. His score depends on which part of the body he hits - the usual scoring is three points for a hit on the head (a wanton), two for a hit on the body, (a marther), and just one for a leg strike (a ripple). If after two shots the flonker hasn’t scored he is swadged, or potted, which means he has to drink a quantity of beer from a chamber pot within a given time. After all the members of one team have flonked, the other team is put in. The winner is the team with the most points after two innings, usually the one with more members still upright.
You can play a Virtual Game
online with Max Mosley, pictured above.