Sunday, April 25, 2010

Boobquake

I know a lot of you are not on Facebook, consider it actually a waste of time, and I myself have days when I wonder why I even bother. But then, if not for Facebook, I would have missed out on quite a bit. For instance, I would have never known that Monday, April 26th is Boobquake.

What is Boobquake you ask? Great question. Apparently some Iranian religious leader (is that a redundancy?) was quoted as saying that women who dress immodestly are responsible for leading men astray and spreading adultery, and consequently for causing earthquakes.

While I can see how one might logically jump to this conclusion, anyone grounded in the sciences knows that even the most obvious hypotheses need to be backed up with thorough testing. Hence, one scientifically-minded feminist, blogger Jen McCreight, had the idea that on April 26th all women should dress immodestly, however they define that, and see if it really causes an earthquake. Women will be sporting cleavage, thigh or ankle, depending on their preference.

So women, if you support enlightened inquiry, I urge you to do your part to support science. And men, I expect you to stand behind your women. Or perhaps you'll want to stand in front of them, depending on how they define immodesty. And for those of you who are superstitious, you might want to find a sturdy doorframe to idle under.

Finally, in news completely unrelated to earthquakes, I'm posting some pictures below strictly for my children, who have been known to complain loudly and often that I spend too much time on my computer. Look well, children. Not one, but TWO craft projects in one day. Color yourselves lucky.  (And no, my kids don't always wear pajamas all day...only sometimes.)





This is the planet Saturn



Sewing ric rac on felt pockets with large, dull needles that, while safe for children, are completely unsuited for sewing ric rac on felt pockets


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35 comments:

  1. I have to say- it will be just a little funny if by some coinsidence there is an earthquake tomorrow. then that crazy screwball...er..religious leader will be like "seeeeeeeeee? I tooolllddd youuuuuuu." And believe even more that he has made his point. He will probably follow that with "who has two thumbs and just proved boobies on display cause earthquakes? This guy!!!"

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  2. Nah Katie. Scientific method = observable, measurable and *repeatable*.

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  3. Boobquake! I'm in! I'd get naked for science!

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  4. Really, that dude needs to grow up. This post is good....

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  5. Well hello there Girls. Hehehe.

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  6. I've been prepping for Boobquake since Friday, garnering more than one "Jackie, cover yourself up for christ's sake!" from my sister when one or both of the girls inadvertantly slips out of the ridiculously flimsy, low-cut pajamma tops that I have been alternating (wear one, wash the other.)

    Sadly, I have to wear more than my favored jammies tomorrow (today?,) but I *will* be doin' it up Boobquake style in what I affectionately term my "babywearing clothes" which consist of a too-tight-for-my-weight bra cami and a pair of well-loved cargo olive drab capris and cheap flip-flops. It is, afterall, sprimmer (spring/summer) in Florida. One has to be as close to naked as possible in order to survive.

    My toenails will also be painted a scandalous shade of turquoise. Bring on the quakage!!!

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  7. hee hee. problem is i'm not sure i own any immodest clothing anymore. it went out with the miniskirts....

    http://marketingtomilk.wordpress.com

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  8. I often say taking my bra off may cause atomic shock waves as they flop downwards to my body - does that count? Who knew I was causing all these things to happen. Goodness knows what would happen if I was totally naked in front of strangers - poking their eyes out with sticks from the shock comes to mind.

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  9. Why is it always us beautiful confident women to blame for some silly old man's excuse for men's behaviour? Really!!!
    Yahoo!! To Boobquake and to everyone wearing tight clothes today!!!

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  10. Piffle! That's all I've got to say to that misogynistic, male chauvinist twerp. Bring on it on, I say.

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  11. Bit cold here, so warmth prevailed, but I loved the idea of this and think we should do it again in the Aussie summer!
    GREAT post!

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  12. Does showing your man-boobs count? Not that I've got any, you understand... I'm asking for a friend!

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  13. Awesome! I shall need to rethink my wardrobe for the day methinks... ;)

    Also... my kids have pj days too, sometimes. ;)

    I should probably get em dressed soon today tho, gotta take the Zackster to nursery XD

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  14. OK... I will do the daringly-low neckline thing. And maybe toss in a pair of knee-high, high-heeled CFM boots.

    That should do the trick... watch out for eathquakes ;)

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  15. I dress immodestly every day. Moi, vacuuming, in fuck me boots and a boob tube. Actually, make that, moi, blogging, in fuck me boots and a boob tube.

    Very cute kids! Doesn't craft bite hard?

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  16. Sounds like April 26th will be an excellent day for us gents to spend a lot of time outdoors. If nothing catastrophic happens, maybe "Dressing Immodestly" could become an annual holiday.

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  17. Noooo - not the 26th!

    It was a public holiday here today and I was home most of the day.

    Can we reschedule for tomorrow, when I'll be at work and the spotting will be better??

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  18. @Lori, I never would have guessed, your Avatar looks so wholesome.

    @The Dotterel, I doubt the Iranian cleric is worried about man boobs provoking natural disaster, but by all means tell your, er, friend to show his support.

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  19. LOL, Boobquakes, I posted on this on Tomus Arcanum and didn't get a sqeuak, mind you, it was a harsh rant. Can I participate, I'm braless all day, but not boobless (MBs girls, do they count? Even though they aren't big ones). I am going to do a promo on this on Life... http://itsnotthecoffin.blogspot.com/I have just the image for it, I have been waiting to use it. I want to see a pic of the planet Saturn when it's finished. I used to love working on projects with the kids.

    AV

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  20. ~HMM this doesn't sound like it is being done scientifically accurate to me.

    If there is no Quake, how will we know for certain that you ladies all did your best? In the name of science, I'm offering myself up as a judge. All you commenting ladies, please send your photos to KB of you in your so called "inappropriate" clothing, then KB can post them up here along with her own. I will determine (to no personal gain on my part) if you have been successfully inappropriate.

    Only then will we be able to make a proper and informed decision on if this man knows what he is talking about or not.

    I think you will need to be very inappropriate to start a quake too, so put some effort into it girls!

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  21. It's still the 26th here which means I get to participate (and all for a good cause). Lol. My husband works out of town and will be so sad he missed out. I rarely let the girls out these days. It's just only started to get warm in Utah.

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  22. I didn't know about this until the 26th..good thing I almost always dress immodestly! :) My shirt isn't as low cut as it could be today and I put on capris rather than a short skirt...but hey lets all do it again tomorrow!

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  23. Wow Glen, I admire your willingness to sacrifice selflessly in the name of science.

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  24. Unfortunately my boobs would make no more than a ripple, but I would be in. Now, just remember the tiler is coming this morning and I just got out of bed. Fucking joy. Nothing like a bit of procrastination in the morning. The kids (and you) are lovely.x

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  25. Again - women are being blamed for things when it's not THEIR FAULT!

    Nice rack, by the way.

    Glad to see you spending quality time with the kiddies.

    Oh, and I'm married. I CAN compliment another set of big boobs when I see 'em!

    word verification: jagit

    Okay - I won't even go there!

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  26. @Pat - thanks, I was doing some early hypothesis testing, as I can only be so immodest at work...

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  27. It might not start earthquakes, but they can start men quaking at times. ha ha.

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  28. I LOVE it! So glad I learned of this before I got dressed for today! Earth, be prepared to QUAKE!!

    Hi! Just wanted to stop by and thank you for visiting and commenting on my blog! I really, really appreciate it! I'm so glad you did, it brought me here to learn all about Boobquake! Yay!

    I'm your newest follower, cheers!!

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  29. Oh, man, I'm a day late! But anyways, love the crafts - I feel the same way too sometimes (ok, I played cars with my boy earlier for some time, that's my quota!). Gosh that sounds bad, but it's true.

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  30. You girls weren't doing enough! I never felt the slightest quiver.

    AV

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  31. Love the Boobquake - wonder how many women participated over the world...(and not a quake to wake the living or the dead...)

    Rick Rack? goodness, I haven't heard that term since I was 7....I think I had it on my pockets too:)

    nice to be back on your site!

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  32. They were pjs? Looked like a cool Thomas top to me.

    Also, damn my inability to read blogs less than a few days old - I completely missed this. If there's a huge earthquake tomorrow you'll know it's entirely me causing it.

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  33. I always wondered what caused earthquakes. Who knew?

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