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random news summaries

Large condoms for S African men A range of extra-large condoms has been launched in South Africa, to cater for "well-endowed" men.
in related news, XX-Large condom for Korean-American man traveling the Philippines... to use as a makeshift raincoat and little more.

S Korean dies after games sessionA South Korean man has died after reportedly playing an online computer game for 50 hours with few breaks.

is anyone actually surprised by this? it's well known and accepted that the sexually repressed sublimate the burning in their loins with vigorous sessions of online gaming and/or buying entire collections of hello kitty dolls. wait, that's the japanese, not koreans. my apologies.

Mascots Facing a Ban (nytimes requires registration)The N.C.A.A. exempted Florida State from a ban against using Indian mascots in the postseason after an appeal by the university and the Seminole Nation

in the article there's a reference to "hostile and abusive mascots" that exposes a painful scar for me. as a youth, i attended a local parochial school's basketball game. after halftime and a few wine coolers later, i was being molested by the Don Bosco Friar. to this day, i can't look at an oversized mascot the same way without becoming engorged.

... sorry, i needed a moment. okay, anyway. no statement yet released from animal groups protesting college nicknames including the georgia bulldogs or arcadia university cockerels (previously known as beaver college, fittingly a formerly all women's college).

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