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Old 08-13-2005, 09:41 AM   #1
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Circumcision, on a grand scale? Or plucking out thine eye that offends

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Malibu Loses a Bit of Its Status as a Sex Symbol

By Jack Leonard
Times Staff Writer

August 13, 2005

Visitors to the California State Fair may notice something peculiar about the map of Los Angeles County on display: It's no longer anatomically correct.

Embarrassed by suggestions that the 3-D map resembles male genitalia, county officials this week ordered a small section near Malibu lopped off.

"We didn't want to offend the public," said Judy Hammond, the county's director of public affairs. "I know sex is a good advertising tool, but that's not really what we were going for."

The operation alters the shape of a large wooden box that stands at the entrance of the county's exhibit at the Cal Expo fairgrounds in Sacramento, which opened to the public on Friday. The box, in the shape of the county, is adorned with a heart as part of the county's exhibit theme: "We love L.A. County."

Exhibit-goers are prompted to fill out cards expressing why they love Los Angeles and then drop them into the box. The answers will be judged by county employees, and the authors of the best ones will win "I love L.A." Beanie Babies.

The shape of the wooden map is identical to millions printed on county books and brochures. But earlier this week, before the exhibit's official opening, a handful of passers-by working at the fairgrounds suggested that the wooden map looked a little too male.

County officials said they had never considered the map anything but gender-neutral. But because "it's such a prominent part of our exhibit, we didn't want to detract from the rest of the display," Hammond said.

article here, not the onion, still looking for an image
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That's fantastic.
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open at own risk - impure thoughts may occur
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What am I supposed to be looking at?
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What am I supposed to be looking at?
did the link not work?

the map of los angeles county

is obviously in the shape of

a man's sex organ
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I honestly wouldn't have seen that if you hadn't mentioned it. These people's minds must function in a rather strange way.
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lol oh for gods sake. some people really do spend far too much time dreaming up ways to be offended

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I honestly wouldn't have seen that if you hadn't mentioned it.
I have a map on my wall
and I never saw it, either.



the testes do look a bit shriveled up and the shaft is far below normal size

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These people's mind must function in a rather strange way.
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lol oh for gods sake. some people really do spend far too much time dreaming up ways to be offended

Sure enough, on that note, I would like Norway to join in on the Euro. The sight of Finland and Sweden together gives me bad thoughts as well.

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As I read my LA Times this morning, I just knew I would see this story FYM style


And to think I was driving through the male organ of California just yesterday afternoon
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BAW = spermatozoa?????

It is graven images that lead us to lust.

Read the holly word!

Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath..."

NO graven images, the fundamentalists are right!



'and for heaven's sake

do not look at the CLOUDS

sometimes those fuckers are filthy!!!!
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lol oh for gods sake. some people really do spend far too much time dreaming up ways to be offended

Isn't that the truth.................
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No. Just no. There cannot be people THIS stupid in the world.
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No. Just no. There cannot be people THIS stupid in the world.
NEVER underestimate the sheer stupidity of US officialdom.

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