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    So who's up for a "modelling job"?

    Pair of penile projects takes on cultural taboo
    It's the Vagina Monologues for men, with a little help from your tax dollars

    Misty Harris CanWest News Service February 25, 2005

    EDMONTON-- Mr. Johnson. Freudian cigar. Chief of staff. Whatever you call it, the penis is about to get the Vagina Monologues treatment in two upcoming projects that aim to lift cultural taboos against man's other best friend.

    Toronto's Markham Street Films is entering post-production on Penis Dementia: The Search for the Perfect Penis, a documentary airing this spring on the Life Network and Discovery Health. Partially funded by the federal government, the film is described as "a fearless, uninhibited one-hour quest for honest and surprising answers in a search for the perfect modern penis."

    Also this week, a San Francisco graphic designer is seeking volunteer penis models for his upcoming book Members Only.

    The photo essay, to be published this summer, will attempt to illustrate "how (men are) so very different, yet somewhat the same."

    "I like to think we're contributing to a climate where people aren't afraid to talk about these things," said Michael McNamara, director of Penis Dementia. "Up until the Janet Jackson nipplegate thing, I was under the impression things were getting better."

    Indeed, Calgary's 2001 stage production CockTales (a cabaret-style send-up of "the members of the male fraternity -- a subject often handled, but little understood") was so successful it inspired an entire series of sold-out plays. Around the same time, the two-man Australian show Puppetry of the Penis ("the art of genital origami") was finishing its Canadian tour, which played to sell-out crowds and rave reviews.

    Just last month, however, citizens of Penticton were so outraged by a nude male statue on public display that a vigilante castrated it.

    McNamara's film suggests this alternating obsession with, and aversion to, the male member has more to do with what the penis represents than its actual function.

    The ancient Greeks, for example, considered the penis a measure of a man's proximity to divine power. The Romans saw it as a dictator of earthly strength. The Puritans saw it as a manifestation of the devil. The makers of the Ferrari Testarossa simply saw it as a way to sell fast cars.

    "Our whole approach was to be playful and show there's really nothing to be scared of," said McNamara. "In its very essence, Penis Dementia is a health film."

    Similarly, Richard Hansen says the life-size photos in Members Only are "not about sex" but rather removing stigmas from contemporary culture.

    He notes that penis taboos affect everything from men's behaviour at the gym to the de facto sexism of movies that won't show full-frontal male nudity.

    "I've always felt like the western world could move a little bit further along in its ideas of what's appropriate visual information," said Hansen, who is married with two kids.

    "I mean, it's just a penis."

    Dr. Jon L. Pryor, a leading expert on male sexual dysfunction and co-author of It's in the Male: Everyone's Guide to Men's Health, is hopeful about the upcoming projects.

    He notes that increased discourse on male genitalia could mimic the positive effect Viagra's publicity had on men's sexual health.

    "It's just another step toward awareness," said Pryor. "With time, I think we'll see more and more things like this. And that's wonderful."

    © Times Colonist (Victoria) 2005
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    The Puritans saw it as a manifestation of the devil.
    Well of course they did
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    Well ya know.... I have this sort of "Nose" for such things......even if it gets bashed once in a while.......
    If you don't do it RIGHT today, when will you have time to do it over? (Hall of Fame basketball player/coach John Wooden)

    "I may be slow, but my work is poor." Chief Dave Balding, MVFD

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    Get it up. Get it on. Get it done!

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    So what did you enter into the Search Box to dig up this one?
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    LOL it was on page 3 or something like that in the online paper
    If you don't do it RIGHT today, when will you have time to do it over? (Hall of Fame basketball player/coach John Wooden)

    "I may be slow, but my work is poor." Chief Dave Balding, MVFD

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    Get it up. Get it on. Get it done!

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    LMAO where do you get this stuff!!! I suppose their will be some model hunt going on. Hmm could this be the next American IDOL - Simon ....judge this!!!
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    Is this a relative of "plaster caster?"

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    Ok... "But does it come with blue racing stripes?"

    Dealer lets farmers trade cows for cars

    CanWest News Service February 26, 2005

    CALGARY -- Call it the BSE Blowout. Or the Red Angus Tag Days.

    A car dealership in Cochrane, Alta., is giving new meaning to moving out vehicles, while aiding bovine spongiform encephalopathy-stricken farmers.

    Cochrane Dodge Chrysler has launched a sales promotion that allows farmers to trade in their cattle against the price of a new vehicle -- all part of an effort to buoy financially crippled farmers left with a glut of old cows since the U.S. border closed to Canadian livestock 21 months ago.

    Beginning Monday, and for the following two weeks, farmers will be able to trade in up to 10 head of cattle against the price of a diesel truck, and up to five for a gasoline-powered unit.

    Smaller cars will be limited to a few head as trade-in.

    An appraiser will be on hand to determine "fair market value" for the animals.

    Only Canadian cattle under 30 months of age will be permitted into the U.S. should the March 7 re-opening of the border proceed as scheduled, so most of the livestock expected to be swapped during the promotion will be older.

    The dealership, just west of Calgary, will then liquidate the cattle afterwards to local ranchers for less than the trade-in price, with the business absorbing any financial losses.

    The promotion will culminate with an "open-the-border" party at the dealership on March 5 to celebrate the scheduled reopening of the U.S. border, and Premier Ralph Klein will attend.

    © Times Colonist (Victoria) 2005
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    Get it up. Get it on. Get it done!

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    How degrading must it be for the cow to be traded in for a truck, then sold for less than you're worth.
    Even the burger-flippers at McDonald's probably have some McWackers.

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    I think its a great way to MOOOOOVe product. Besides its better than some countries buying their brides for a goat! Ill take her for a chicken!!I wonder if their is anything to the size of the animal = the size of the bride......hate to see what you get for an elephant!
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