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2012-10-10 09:22:39 AM
I was expecting it to resemble a mullet. Darn you National Geographic.
 
2012-10-10 09:25:10 AM
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0462757/
 
2012-10-10 09:31:22 AM
Lion lesbo-sex is the hottest lion sex of all.
 
2012-10-10 09:36:29 AM

cgraves67: I was expecting it to resemble a mullet. Darn you National Geographic.


me too
 
2012-10-10 09:37:42 AM
Not a crew cut, either? I'm so confused.
 
2012-10-10 09:45:50 AM
That's not fair. I gave up the chain wallet years ago.
 
2012-10-10 09:48:38 AM

Sylvia_Bandersnatch: That's not fair. I gave up the chain wallet years ago.


And by "I", you mean the lesbian "I", denoting the Great Lesbian Pride?
 
2012-10-10 09:48:59 AM
Lions going the way of hyenas maybe?
 
2012-10-10 09:53:37 AM

Sylvia_Bandersnatch: That's not fair. I gave up the chain wallet years ago.


Do I need to 'Pink List' you?
 
2012-10-10 09:54:11 AM

Nurglitch: Sylvia_Bandersnatch: That's not fair. I gave up the chain wallet years ago.

And by "I", you mean the lesbian "I", denoting the Great Lesbian Pride?


the proceeding needs to be narrated in a British accent

watch as the female is approached by an outsider to the pride...
 
2012-10-10 10:12:14 AM

Nurglitch: Sylvia_Bandersnatch: That's not fair. I gave up the chain wallet years ago.

And by "I", you mean the lesbian "I", denoting the Great Lesbian Pride?


I never thought of it that way. I'm not even sure I understand.
 
2012-10-10 10:13:01 AM

Cythraul: Sylvia_Bandersnatch: That's not fair. I gave up the chain wallet years ago.

Do I need to 'Pink List' you?


It's not for me to dictate others' needs.
 
2012-10-10 10:16:26 AM

Sylvia_Bandersnatch: Cythraul: Sylvia_Bandersnatch: That's not fair. I gave up the chain wallet years ago.

Do I need to 'Pink List' you?

It's not for me to dictate others' needs.


I'll take that as a 'no,' or a subtle 'fark off.'
 
2012-10-10 10:22:39 AM
Although I'd like to mull it over further, this seems like an incidental dam to the reproductive/genetic flow of the pride. I'd assume this lack of breeding females will have no make-up options for the future. So they must be ostracized and some level and I'm sure it's no soft, flannel bed of acceptance these lionesses have amongst their peers. They certainly weren't pitched a softball in life.

According to the article, a gene shorts out in the womb. I wonder if similar things happen with other isolated species, for example, the Outback. I also wonder if this forces them try harder to find a straight female to recruit as a pride partner. If so, I imagine they'd be cohabiting after the second or third interaction.
 
2012-10-10 10:37:42 AM

Angry Buddha: According to the article, a gene shorts out in the womb. I wonder if similar things happen with other isolated species, for example, the Outback. I also wonder if this forces them try harder to find a straight female to recruit as a pride partner. If so, I imagine they'd be cohabiting after the second or third interaction.


It happens in all species. This is how must sexually ambiguous mammals, including humans, come about. A damaged gene, improper dose of the right hormone at the right time, reaction to environmental chemicals, etc, can all cause issues like this.

(Note that many fish, reptiles, and amphibians can change their sex mid-stream).
 
2012-10-10 10:40:54 AM
How are they at playing softball though.
 
2012-10-10 10:44:26 AM

Angry Buddha: Although I'd like to mull it over further, this seems like an incidental dam to the reproductive/genetic flow of the pride. I'd assume this lack of breeding females will have no make-up options for the future. So they must be ostracized and some level and I'm sure it's no soft, flannel bed of acceptance these lionesses have amongst their peers. They certainly weren't pitched a softball in life.

According to the article, a gene shorts out in the womb. I wonder if similar things happen with other isolated species, for example, the Outback. I also wonder if this forces them try harder to find a straight female to recruit as a pride partner. If so, I imagine they'd be cohabiting after the second or third interaction.


Did I get most of them?
 
2012-10-10 10:48:25 AM

Strix occidentalis: Angry Buddha: Although I'd like to mull it over further, this seems like an incidental dam to the reproductive/genetic flow of the pride. I'd assume this lack of breeding females will have no make-up options for the future. So they must be ostracized and some level and I'm sure it's no soft, flannel bed of acceptance these lionesses have amongst their peers. They certainly weren't pitched a softball in life.

According to the article, a gene shorts out in the womb. I wonder if similar things happen with other isolated species, for example, the Outback. I also wonder if this forces them try harder to find a straight female to recruit as a pride partner. If so, I imagine they'd be cohabiting after the second or third interaction.

Did I get most of them?


You missed at least one.
 
2012-10-10 10:48:26 AM

cgraves67: I was expecting it to resemble a mullet. Darn you National Geographic.


I don't know why my mind went to mullets. Of all the lesbians and bisexuals I know, none of them have a mullet.
 
2012-10-10 10:55:24 AM
did not see a man's watch
 
2012-10-10 10:58:10 AM

mgary: Strix occidentalis: Angry Buddha: Although I'd like to mull it over further, this seems like an incidental dam to the reproductive/genetic flow of the pride. I'd assume this lack of breeding females will have no make-up options for the future. So they must be ostracized and some level and I'm sure it's no soft, flannel bed of acceptance these lionesses have amongst their peers. They certainly weren't pitched a softball in life.

According to the article, a gene shorts out in the womb. I wonder if similar things happen with other isolated species, for example, the Outback. I also wonder if this forces them try harder to find a straight female to recruit as a pride partner. If so, I imagine they'd be cohabiting after the second or third interaction.

Did I get most of them?

You missed at least one.


Nicely done. I'll not shave any points from your score for the missed allusion. It's sometimes easy to miss the subtle mechanics when you're focused on te vastly more entertaining aspects of the game.

Let's head over to to another tab. I suggest Sports, bra.
 
2012-10-10 10:59:11 AM

Sylvia_Bandersnatch: Cythraul: Sylvia_Bandersnatch: That's not fair. I gave up the chain wallet years ago.

Do I need to 'Pink List' you?

It's not for me to dictate others' needs.


I used to have a couple of lesbians as roommates. It was like living with two older sisters even though I was ten years older than the oldest one of the pair.

They never liked my girlfriends either. But it turned out they were right about them ("Ceol, she's a gold digger," "Ceol, she's a druggie," "Ceol, she's an axe murderess.").
 
2012-10-10 11:07:46 AM

Strix occidentalis: Angry Buddha: Although I'd like to mull it over further, this seems like an incidental dam to the reproductive/genetic flow of the pride. I'd assume this lack of breeding females will have no make-up options for the future. So they must be ostracized and some level and I'm sure it's no soft, flannel bed of acceptance these lionesses have amongst their peers. They certainly weren't pitched a softball in life.

According to the article, a gene shorts out in the womb. I wonder if similar things happen with other isolated species, for example, the Outback. I also wonder if this forces them try harder to find a straight female to recruit as a pride partner. If so, I imagine they'd be cohabiting after the second or third interaction.

Did I get most of them?


OK, clearly I skimmed too quickly and missed the whole point of that post.
 
2012-10-10 11:11:13 AM
Leopold Stotch did not see what you did there
 
2012-10-10 11:12:29 AM
ftfa:
''Such masculine females likely occur when the embryo is disrupted, either at conception or while in the womb, he said by email.''

So, some of those penis-related emails really do work?

/not opening any more of those...
 
2012-10-10 12:46:11 PM
Relevant.

wildcardjack: cgraves67: I was expecting it to resemble a mullet. Darn you National Geographic.

I don't know why my mind went to mullets. Of all the lesbians and bisexuals I know, none of them have a mullet.


I worked with one who had a glorious rat tail, which is pretty close.
 
2012-10-10 12:50:10 PM

ciderczar: Relevant.

wildcardjack: cgraves67: I was expecting it to resemble a mullet. Darn you National Geographic.

I don't know why my mind went to mullets. Of all the lesbians and bisexuals I know, none of them have a mullet.

I worked with one who had a glorious rat tail, which is pretty close.


Wrong Joan Jett song. Oops. Relevanter
 
2012-10-10 01:24:24 PM
Anybody done the gay pride joke yet?
 
2012-10-10 01:40:28 PM
This article reminds me of a TV documentary. A live TV Documentary on molluscs.

We cut now to a tv documentary on molluscs, almost live:

Zorba: Whereas in others, viz, cephalopods the head-foot is greatly modified and forms tentacles, viz, the squid. (looking out) What are you doing?

Mrs Jalin: Switching you off.

Zorba: Why, don't you like it?

Mrs Jalin: Oh it's dreadful.

Mr Jalin: Embarrassing.

Zorba: Is it?

Mrs Jalin: Yes, it's perfectly awful.

Mr Jalin: Disgraceful! I don't know how they've got the nerve to put it on.

Mrs Jalin: It's so boring.

Zorba: Well, it's not much of a subject is it? Be fair.

Mrs Jalin: What do you think, George?

Mr Jalin: Give him another twenty seconds.

Zorba: Anyway the majority of the molluscs are included in three large groups, the gastropods, the lamellibranchs and the cephalopods.

Mrs Jalin: We knew that (she gets up and goes to the set)

Zorba: However, what is more interesting, er... is the molluscs's er... sex life.

Mrs Jalin: (stopping dead) Oh!

Zorba: Yes, the mollusc is a randy little fellow whose primitive brain scarcely strays from the subject of the you know what.

Mrs Jalin: (going back to sofa) Disgusting!

Mr Jalin: Ought not to be allowed.

Zorba: The randiest of the gastropods is the limpet. This hot-blooded little beast with its tent-like shell is always on the job. Its extra-marital activities are something startling. Frankly I don't know how the female limpet finds the time to adhere to the rock-face. How am I doing?

Mrs Jalin: Disgusting.

Mr Jalin: But more interesting.

Mrs Jalin: Oh yes.

Zorba: Another loose-living gastropod is the periwinkle. This shameless little libertine with its characteristic ventral locomotion is not the marrying kind: 'Anywhere anytime' is its motto. Up with the shell and they're at it.

Mrs Jalin: How about the lamellibranchs?

Zorba: I'm coming to them. The great scallop (holds one up)... this tatty, scrofulous old rapist, is second in depravity only to the common clam. (holds up a clam) This latter is a right whore, a harlot, a trollop, a cynical bed-hopping firm-breasted Rabelaisian bit of sea food that makes Fanny Hill look like a dead Pope. And finally among the lamellibranch bivalves, that most depraved of the whole sub-species - the whelk. The whelk is nothing but a homosexual of the worst kind. This gay boy of the gastropods, this queer crustacean, this mincing mollusc, this screaming, prancing, limp-wristed queen of the deep makes me sick.

Mrs Jalin: Have you got one?

Zorba: Here! (holds one up)

Mrs Jalin: Let's kill it. Disgusting.

(Zorba throws it on the floor and Mr and Mrs Jalin stamp on it.)

Mr Jalin: That'll teach it. Well thank you for a very interesting program.

Zorba: Oh, not at all. Thank you.

Mrs Jalin: Yes, that was very nice.

Zorba: Thank you. (he shakes hands with her)

Mrs Jalin: Oh, thank you.


Cross-dressing lions. What will they think of next? This just goes to prove that science is just a bunch of preverts corrupting our youth and wallowing in the hundreds of billions of dollars of grants they get which in no wise have been cut back to bare bones, and which definitely do not go to pay for weather satellites, NASA, grad students to do the research, expensive equipment, trips to the top of the ice cap in Greenland or Anartica, etc., but are squandered on hookers and blow.

THIS IS WHAT CLIMATE CHANGE DENIALISTS REALLY BELIEVE.

But I digress. Back to lionesses with manes. Since lions, like most mammals (except humans) go into heat, sex is largely determined by smell rather than by sight, so I suppose the manes don't really matter much. In some fish, individuals are changing sexes because of pollution: hormone mimics or even temperature can cause members of many species of fish, etc., to change sex. In some of the older vertibrates, temperature determines sex rather than a sex chromosome, and some species even reproduce almost entirely by parthenogenesis, without males, because the males disappeared long ago in a past episode of climate change.

Of course, many denialists will deny this also because they believe God made every living thing that was made and that only He can make a Tree, the Devil being wholely imitative and non-creative, having been an angel, which is a sexless automaton like a robot or a clone.

But theology aside, weirdness is everywhere in Nature and it is fallacious to impose human values on other species, which like the French, have their own bizarre ways of doing things that work perfectly well for the French.

The lionesses do 90% of the hunting of the pride and I think they should be entitled to wear what they please at the risk of looking butch. Do a man's work, have a man's rights. So to speak. Of course, who's going to tell a pride of lionesses what they can or can't do, regardless of how much work they do?

Let sleeping lions lie.
 
2012-10-10 01:44:25 PM
Nature finds a way.
 
2012-10-10 03:27:59 PM

Nurglitch: Sylvia_Bandersnatch: That's not fair. I gave up the chain wallet years ago.

And by "I", you mean the lesbian "I", denoting the Great Lesbian Pryde?


FTFY
 
2012-10-10 04:20:37 PM

Cythraul: Sylvia_Bandersnatch: Cythraul: Sylvia_Bandersnatch: That's not fair. I gave up the chain wallet years ago.

Do I need to 'Pink List' you?

It's not for me to dictate others' needs.

I'll take that as a 'no,' or a subtle 'fark off.'


Nah, I didn't mean it like that, I just wasn't sure what to say, and didn't to seem rude by saying nothing, like I'm too good or something. I thought it was funny, but I've got a sort of dry, British-style humour that often drops like a lead balloon. I kind of get what you mean by 'Pink List,' I just don't know if that's good or bad or what.
 
2012-10-10 04:23:17 PM

WTP 2: did not see a man's watch


That's odd, because it's my understanding that men love to watch.
 
2012-10-10 04:54:54 PM

Sylvia_Bandersnatch: Cythraul: Sylvia_Bandersnatch: Cythraul: Sylvia_Bandersnatch: That's not fair. I gave up the chain wallet years ago.

Do I need to 'Pink List' you?

It's not for me to dictate others' needs.

I'll take that as a 'no,' or a subtle 'fark off.'

Nah, I didn't mean it like that, I just wasn't sure what to say, and didn't to seem rude by saying nothing, like I'm too good or something. I thought it was funny, but I've got a sort of dry, British-style humour that often drops like a lead balloon. I kind of get what you mean by 'Pink List,' I just don't know if that's good or bad or what.


He favorites gay people in pink like he's trying to become a Pokemon champ or something. It's not good or bad.
 
2012-10-10 05:07:15 PM

dj_spanmaster: Not a crew cut, either? I'm so confused.


Not even a flat top?
s11.postimage.org
 
2012-10-10 05:49:49 PM

Lord Farkwad: dj_spanmaster: Not a crew cut, either? I'm so confused.

Not even a flat top?
[s11.postimage.org image 541x360]


Yeesh. Sometimes a cigar really is just a cigar.
 
2012-10-10 06:39:56 PM
brantgoose: Of course, who's going to tell a pride of lionesses what they can or can't do, regardless of how much work they do?

These dudes

s3.amazonaws.com

youtube
 
2012-10-10 08:32:31 PM
Stuff like this happens. I heard a funny story from Jane Tollini, who was a zookeeper in San Francisco for ages. They ordered some male ostriches and one of them laid an egg. Turns out they got a female who had male plumage.

That said, the lioness is a beautiful creature. I love large cats, at a safe distance, of course.
 
2012-10-11 06:37:01 AM

brantgoose: But I digress. Back to lionesses with manes. Since lions, like most mammals (except humans) go into heat, sex is largely determined by smell rather than by sight, so I suppose the manes don't really matter much. In some fish, individuals are changing sexes because of pollution: hormone mimics or even temperature can cause members of many species of fish, etc., to change sex. In some of the older vertibrates, temperature determines sex rather than a sex chromosome, and some species even reproduce almost entirely by parthenogenesis, without males, because the males disappeared long ago in a past episode of climate change.


Lions are at least somewhat visual though - a male looking to get in with a pride of females(who are normally related to each other) is likely to act differently if he perceives a female as a male due to the mane. Which apparently has happened in observation. Then you get the big maneless females who'll defend their territory like males, having the size but no mane.

This phenomenon is also known among cows - they call them Freemartins. It's when a heifer becomes pregnant with two fetuses; one male and one female. Apparently their blood supplies eventually become connected(very high probability in cows), affecting the female fetus with masculinating hormones. Now Lions, along with cats and dogs normally give birth to whole litters, thus there's mechanisms to keep them apart and thus unaffected, but what if you get that commingling occasionally? That would do what the article mentions.

While it mentions that they're sterile, I wonder if it might not still help the pride(thus keeping the genes alive) through improved hunting and guarding of their sister's cubs. Though the hunting part would depend on what they're hunting. It'd help more if they're going after elephant than if they're going after gazelle or Impala.
 
2012-10-11 08:22:31 AM

sp86: Sylvia_Bandersnatch: Cythraul: Sylvia_Bandersnatch: Cythraul: Sylvia_Bandersnatch: That's not fair. I gave up the chain wallet years ago.

Do I need to 'Pink List' you?

It's not for me to dictate others' needs.

I'll take that as a 'no,' or a subtle 'fark off.'

Nah, I didn't mean it like that, I just wasn't sure what to say, and didn't to seem rude by saying nothing, like I'm too good or something. I thought it was funny, but I've got a sort of dry, British-style humour that often drops like a lead balloon. I kind of get what you mean by 'Pink List,' I just don't know if that's good or bad or what.

He favorites gay people in pink like he's trying to become a Pokemon champ or something. It's not good or bad.


I will eventually collect them all.
 
2012-10-11 10:17:32 AM

Cythraul: sp86: Sylvia_Bandersnatch: Cythraul: Sylvia_Bandersnatch: Cythraul: Sylvia_Bandersnatch: That's not fair. I gave up the chain wallet years ago.

Do I need to 'Pink List' you?

It's not for me to dictate others' needs.

I'll take that as a 'no,' or a subtle 'fark off.'

Nah, I didn't mean it like that, I just wasn't sure what to say, and didn't to seem rude by saying nothing, like I'm too good or something. I thought it was funny, but I've got a sort of dry, British-style humour that often drops like a lead balloon. I kind of get what you mean by 'Pink List,' I just don't know if that's good or bad or what.

He favorites gay people in pink like he's trying to become a Pokemon champ or something. It's not good or bad.

I will eventually collect them all.


You wanna be the very best.
 
2012-10-11 04:25:07 PM

Cythraul: sp86: Sylvia_Bandersnatch: Cythraul: Sylvia_Bandersnatch: Cythraul: Sylvia_Bandersnatch: That's not fair. I gave up the chain wallet years ago.

Do I need to 'Pink List' you?

It's not for me to dictate others' needs.

I'll take that as a 'no,' or a subtle 'fark off.'

Nah, I didn't mean it like that, I just wasn't sure what to say, and didn't to seem rude by saying nothing, like I'm too good or something. I thought it was funny, but I've got a sort of dry, British-style humour that often drops like a lead balloon. I kind of get what you mean by 'Pink List,' I just don't know if that's good or bad or what.

He favorites gay people in pink like he's trying to become a Pokemon champ or something. It's not good or bad.

I will eventually collect them all.


Will it totally cock up your system if I admit that I'm a queer-by-choice pansexual?
 
2012-10-12 08:28:11 AM

Sylvia_Bandersnatch: Cythraul: sp86: Sylvia_Bandersnatch: Cythraul: Sylvia_Bandersnatch: Cythraul: Sylvia_Bandersnatch: That's not fair. I gave up the chain wallet years ago.

Do I need to 'Pink List' you?

It's not for me to dictate others' needs.

I'll take that as a 'no,' or a subtle 'fark off.'

Nah, I didn't mean it like that, I just wasn't sure what to say, and didn't to seem rude by saying nothing, like I'm too good or something. I thought it was funny, but I've got a sort of dry, British-style humour that often drops like a lead balloon. I kind of get what you mean by 'Pink List,' I just don't know if that's good or bad or what.

He favorites gay people in pink like he's trying to become a Pokemon champ or something. It's not good or bad.

I will eventually collect them all.

Will it totally cock up your system if I admit that I'm a queer-by-choice pansexual?


I'm not even sure what that means.
 
2012-10-12 10:49:28 AM

Cythraul: Sylvia_Bandersnatch: Cythraul: sp86: Sylvia_Bandersnatch: Cythraul: Sylvia_Bandersnatch: Cythraul: Sylvia_Bandersnatch: That's not fair. I gave up the chain wallet years ago.

Do I need to 'Pink List' you?

It's not for me to dictate others' needs.

I'll take that as a 'no,' or a subtle 'fark off.'

Nah, I didn't mean it like that, I just wasn't sure what to say, and didn't to seem rude by saying nothing, like I'm too good or something. I thought it was funny, but I've got a sort of dry, British-style humour that often drops like a lead balloon. I kind of get what you mean by 'Pink List,' I just don't know if that's good or bad or what.

He favorites gay people in pink like he's trying to become a Pokemon champ or something. It's not good or bad.

I will eventually collect them all.

Will it totally cock up your system if I admit that I'm a queer-by-choice pansexual?

I'm not even sure what that means.


She's made the hard political choice to have sex with anything, and be out about it. It's a legitimate ethos.
 
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