November 27th, 2006

baby

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I am trying hard to repy to certain comments and actually delete one (a nice invitation to view people having some undefined but apparently extraordinary sexual congress) but I am out in the world with my new laptop and I CAN'T MAKE THE LITTLE TOUCHPAD WORK RIGHT.  I didn't think I wa so incompetent, or so bypassed by technology.  I mean I know I can't play vdeo games, and I still can't really touch-type, but THIS.  In the past I've always had ThinkPads with the marvellous little red button or dot in the middle to manipulate with its peculiar gritty texture and yielding firmness (we ThinkPadders sniggered about its resemblance in form and action to a female body part discovered by Columbus in the 16th C.) and that was easy but this is impossible. How (for instance) am I to hold down the left "mouse" button with my thumb and push the cursor along with my forefinger?  It seems the equivalent of those Armless Wonders who lit their cigarettes or drank tea with their feet.  That is they lifted the cups to their lips with the foot; the tea was drunk by the usual organs.

So I will  get to all queries when my hand isw once again upon the mouse and I am manipulating the machine as God intended it to be manipulated.
baby

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Nobody responding to my last cri de couer, and thanks to all, wondered why I attributed the discovery of the little often-finger-operated female thingie to Columbus.  Yes, the clitoris was discovered by Columbus, Rainaldus Columbus (no relation to the more famous Christopher, I guess more of a stay-at-home guy), in the 16th c. sometime.  What it means to "discover" an organ that certainly a lot of women and even a number of men had always sort of completely known about, and that was also known to antiquity, described by Galen etc., was interestingly discussed by Thomas Laqueur in Making Sex