Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Gaddafi's Laaaaadies

They're hot, they fight, they have big guns, and damn, they make those uniforms look good. Did I mention they're virgins? Are there 73 of them? No, only 40. You guessed it, I'm talkin' about Colonel Gaddafi (aka "Guide of the First of September Great Revolution of the Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya" or "Brotherly Leader and Guide of the Revolution")'s Amazonian Guard, the elite team of martial arts experts that serve as his personal bodyguards. Ooh, and these ladies mean business:

"All of them swear an oath that they will give their lives for him. They never leave his side, night or day, & he insists they remain virgins. There is no shortage of volunteers for what is seen as a prestigious job. A special training college puts recruits through a tough program. Girls who don't drop out emerge as trained killers, experts with firearms & martial arts. Gaddafi makes the final selection &, despite the virginal tag, rumors abound that he demands their sexual favors."

Ok ok, so they have to be virgins in order to get the job. Then... well, let's call it a harem with attitude. My guess is, if he wasn't the illegitimate leader of an oil-rich country, then we'd probably find him getting whipped down at the local sado-maso.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Get Thin or Die Trying

For once, this clever little title isn't one I came up with on my own, it's the name of a Facebook group that, along with the groups "Yes, I have an eating disorder. No, it's not your problem" and "Quod me nutrit me destruit" ("What nourishes me destroys me"), serves as a social networking facilitator for girls with eating disorders (read an article about them here). Of course, some claim that these groups serve as support for girls who just happen to be thin, and are "tired of hearing rude comments about [their] perfectly healthy bodies", and accuse obese America for having "lost sight of what healthy really means". Aaaaaaaaaha. Apparently, according to the extensive "thinspiration" photos posted on the group site, young women should strive for the healthy natural weight of these beauties:

(Ok, maybe one of these photos was my own addition)

And with that, courtesy of Mika-obsessed bga, I bring you something "big" and beautiful to contemplate: