“I often went fishing up in Maine during the summer. Personally I am very fond of strawberries and cream, but I have found that for some strange reason, fish prefer worms. So when I went fishing, I didn’t think about what I wanted. I thought about what they wanted. I didn’t bait the hook with strawberries and cream.”—Dale Carnegie
Mosca escorpión; antepasado de algunas mujeres de hoy día
Nombre científico: Panorpa communis
Nombre vulgar: Mosca escorpión
¿Cómo escoge la mosca escorpión a su pareja?
Algo interesada, la hembra de la mosca escorpión espera pacientemente a que un macho le lleve un insecto recién capturado; el que consiga el mejor, el más grande y nutritivo, será quien ella elija para ser el padre de sus crías. Pero no es fácil cazar uno que sea de su entera satisfacción. Los machos suelen robarlo de la tela de una araña, que lo aprisiona con la urdimbre. Si el insecto que regala a la hembra no es comestible, el macho es rechazado.
Las hembras de este insecto de bosques húmedos son muy exigentes y sólo aceptan al 10% de los pretendientes; es decir, aquellos que llevan presas en condiciones, con unas dimensiones y peso aceptables. Por eso, muchos se quedan sin pareja, seimpacientan y copulan con la hembra tomándola por la fuerza.
A study conducted in New York City showed that the average woman was approached 37 times per day by male strangers interested in meeting her. (Now that’s the “average”, so imagine the attention a really HOT woman must get).
September 23, 2008 Nathan Alldredge, faculty Listen to Nathan’s Tuesday Talk.
I relish the mysterious. My favorite quote is from the Merry Prankster, soul seeker and general mischief maker Ken Kesey, and I’d like to begin by sharing it with you.
"The answer is never the answer. What’s really interesting is the mystery. If you seek the mystery instead of the answer, you’ll always be seeking. I’ve never seen anybody really find the answer, but they think they have. So they stop thinking. But the job is to seek mystery, evoke mystery, plant a garden in which strange plants grow and mysteries bloom. The need for mystery is greater than the need for an answer."
I’ve been thinking a lot about mystery and adventure lately. After following its siren song to distant shores and lands, I returned to California last year. Like our headmaster said several weeks ago in this very chapel, Cate is a school of California and the Golden West. We’re rooted here in this magical land, where things grow full and rich with the sea-kissed air and the perfumed scent of the hillside chaparral. Cate embodies the very ideal of the California spirit: an adventurous belief in the soul’s limitless possibilities and a yearning desire to do and create what has never been done before. It takes great courage to live these lofty ideals, for as Neil Young says,
"Sailing heart-ships/ thru broken harbors/ Out on the waves in the night/ Still the searcher must ride the dark horse/ Racing alone in his fright.”
While these words have always resonated with me, my yearning to ride this mysterious dark horse is tempered by the pull of a safer path.
I’m still pretty new to this world, yet too many of my once idealistic friends have already been pulled from the poetic longing of their heart’s song. A few have chosen careers based solely on money or prestige, letting their own inner creativity and soul-searching dry up, like black ink left out overnight, clotting their inner selves. When we talk, I hear them speak of filling their precious spare time away from work with mindless amusement. To be more precise, they’re constantly letting something else amuse them. Regardless of how “connected” or “plugged in” we are to the internet or television, I feel as if a fundamental schism remains. In all of these mediums, it’s easy for us to forget that they remain just that and nothing more: a medium or intermediary to an experience. One is relying on something external to tell, interpret, or provide. I feel as if far too many of those close to me have lost their drive to directly experience much of life and all of its warts on its own terms. Raw, to the bone. Our technology culture drives us to favor convenience over a life that is far more uncertain and rough. We need to slow down our minds to match the pace of our souls.
In other words, many people are just as happy merely reading about the fragrant and soft smell of spring’s sweet grass caught in May’s fire on the sun-kissed hills, rather than actually taking the time to wander for an hour from the stimulation or company of others to actually go there, put your face down in it, roll around until it fills every fiber of your being, and collapse in a heaving pile of blossom-drunk wonder. As spiritual beings with an untapped and unlimited potential, we’re being slowly disconnected from the wellspring of life and creativity that we still deeply long for. Our collective pursuit of economic success, convenience or monetary gain coupled with our drive to work harder and longer hours has come at the expense of our higher selves. Especially here in America, we have been conditioned to see leisure or wandering as slothful or even sinful, a time to be filled immediately with something “productive”. Idle hands are the Devil’s plaything! What a terrible way to see human nature! We’ve been collectively duped into a myth of productivity. One hears the admonition towards young people that they need to be a “productive member of society”. Well, what should I produce? For far too many people, it really doesn’t matter what it is you do, as long as society, your family and your neighbors see it as worthy. Those not buying into this system are often labeled as subversive or weird, regarded with suspicion, or ultimately ostracized.
We adults often ask you students what you want to be when you grow up. How are you supposed to know? What is growing up? Am I grown up? Does it entail living a life that is predictable, safe and easily explained? Why do we as a society value those who always fulfill expectations, and disapprove of those who don’t? We like people who are easy to explain, because they’re safe. They fit into our ideas of what people should be, and it ultimately makes us feel better about ourselves and our own choices. But is this daring? Is this courageous? Most importantly, is it you?
Find the path of the seeker, someone willing to fight those inner battles deep within them, to do the soul work necessary to live a life of peace and audacious love towards others. They wander off the straight and narrow in order to create, inspire, and change it for the better. Now more than ever, we deeply need iconoclasts: the artists, poets and mystics of the world. These seekers have always been envied, feared, and sometimes even killed in an effort to silence them and their message. Society does a great job of deifying and praising these women and men when they are dead and gone. Historically, this pattern has been repeated countless times with political protests, religious reformation, and conquering armies. Today we speak in reverence and admiration of Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, Jr., Gandhi, Joan Baez, Jesus, Dorothy Day, Henry David Thoreau, St. Francis of Assisi, Betty Friedan, and all the others who followed their own path with its dangers and risks. They were all warriors of the spirit. What’s lost in the hero-worship today is how violently these individuals were often hated and feared during their lifetime by the very societies that now sing their praise. All of these seekers lived life unrestrained by the boundaries, fears, and limitations of society.
Whatever you think or believe, whoever you are or whatever you will choose to be, above all be a seeker! Look at the world with wonder. Follow those smoke rings in your mind to weird and wonderful destinations. Living here in the jewel of California, I wish for all of us to rekindle and give credence to that drive in us that hungers for the quest. This quest is different for all of us, and in order to live gracefully in an age that is often too busy for grace, we must make time for it and ourselves in this drive-through world.
I’d like to end by telling you one of my favorite stories. It’s from an account of the quest for the Holy Grail, as told by the renowned anthropologist Joseph Campbell. In Chrétien de Troyes’s version of the Grail Quest, King Arthur’s knights first beheld the grail floating above them when seated at the round table in Camelot. As quickly as it appeared, it vanished, and the knights swore to leave and not return until one of them found the grail. As the knights set out on their quest, the text reads,
"They thought it a disgrace to go forth in a group. Each entered the forest at a point he himself had chosen, where it was darkest, and there was no way or path."
"No way or path! Because where there is a way or path, it is someone else’s path. The romantic quality of the West derives from an unprecedented yearning, a yearning for something that has never yet been seen in this world. What can it be that has never yet been seen? What has never yet been seen is your own unprecedented life fulfilled. Your life is what has yet to be brought into being."
I wish you all dark and mysterious paths, wherever they may lead.
“The answer is never the answer. What’s really interesting is the mystery. If you seek the mystery instead of the answer, you’ll always be seeking. I’ve never seen anybody really find the answer, but they think they have. So they stop thinking. But the job is to seek mystery, evoke mystery, plant a garden in which strange plants grow and mysteries bloom. The need for mystery is greater than the need for an answer.”—Ken Kesey
Means “famous spear” from the Germanic elements hrod ”fame” and ger ”spear”. The Normans brought this name to England, where it replaced the Old English cognate Hroðgar (the name of the Danish king in the Anglo-Saxon epic ‘Beowulf’). It was a common name in England during the Middle Ages. By the 18th century it was rare, but it was revived in following years. The name was borne by the Norman lords Roger I, who conquered Sicily in the 11th century, and his son Roger II, who ruled Sicily as a king.
“Se non si parlasse mai con la bocca piena, tu di certo staresti muta per una vita intera. Sai di essere bella e te ne approfitti, usi chi ti sfama dietro per sfamare i tuoi capricci. Stammi lontana troia perché a te spetta solo un vaffanculo!”—Huga Flame - Vi odio
Cameltoe (en castellano, pezuña de camello) en la jerga relativa al sexo define la línea que deja apreciar los labios mayores de la vulva de la mujer bajo la ropa muy estrecha o ajustada. Aparece con la forma de una W. Normalmente se aprecia desde delante, aunque en algunas poses es posible verla desde atrás. Algunas páginas web recopilan fotografías sobre cameltoes de famosas.
El grado en el que sobresale el monte de Venus depende de diversos factores, incluyendo el peso y la variación anatómica.
Referencias en los medios
El concepto de un cameltoe ha destacado en los medios de comunicación americanos.
El grupo neoyorquino de dancepop “Fannypack” titularon “Cameltoe” su primer single.
En la película El hombre del tiempo, el cameltoe juega un papel principal en el desarrollo del argumento de la película. La hija de Nicholas Cage es fastidiada por sus compañeros de clase por su cameltoe, y el padre del personaje interpretado por Nicolas Cage insiste que él debe hacer algo para ayudar a la autoestima de la muchacha.123
En la película Superbad se habla de a una versión masculina del cameltoe que “vuelve locas a las chicas”. Los protagonistas se referieren como el “cameltail”.
En el film Scary Movie 2 incluye el cameltoe en una lista de posturas de artes marciales como el “Tigre que se Agacha” y el “Mono Borracho “.
Un personaje de la película Beerfest usa la expresión “¡San Cameltoe!” cuando es sorprendido por la cerveza del equipo contrario de bebedores va hacia él en el minuto 61.
Las causas del cameltoe no son siempre obvias. El cameltoe aparece comúnmente como resultado de vestir ropa en las siguientes condiciones:
Calzón deportivos, pantalones estrechos y leotardos (incluyendo elastano).
Vaqueros muy ajustados, pantalones cortos, hotpants, ropa interior o trajes de baño.
Ejercicio vigoroso o repetidor, incluyendo carrera, sobre todo en ropa apretada.
Ropa sólo una capa apretada de vestir.
Pantalones demasiado altos.
Sin embargo, algunos expertos en moda también han identificado el diseño de ropa como una causa, más bien su tamaño. El cameltoe así puede destacar por:
Diseño de los tejanos.
Vestidos con la costura central apretada que sirve para dividir los labios mayores.