Where did that Expression come from?

26/05/12 0 COMMENTS

I got this in an email and thought it was pretty cool, so I’m sharing with the class lol.

Where did “Piss Poor” come from? Interesting history. They used to use urine to tan animal skins, so families used to all pee in a pot. And then once it was full it was taken and sold to the tannery… if you had to do this to survive you were “Piss Poor”. But worse than that were the really poor folk who couldn’t even afford to buy a pot…They “didn’t have a pot to piss in” and were the lowest of the low.

Here are some facts about the 1500’s…

The next time you are washing your hands and complain because the water temperature isn’t just how you like it, think about how things used to be…

Most people got married in June because they took their yearly bath in May, And they still smelled pretty good by June.. However, since they were starting to smell, brides carried a bouquet of flowers to hide the body odor. Hence the custom today of carrying a bouquet when getting married.

Baths consisted of a big tub filled with hot water. The man of the house had the privilege of the nice clean water, Then all the other sons and men, then the women and finally the children. Last of all the babies. By then the water was so dirty you could actually lose someone in it. Hence the saying, “Don’t throw the baby out with the bath water!”

Houses had thatched roofs-thick straw-piled high, with no wood underneath. It was the only place for animals to get warm, so all the cats and other small animals (mice, bugs) lived in the roof. When it rained it became slippery and sometimes the animals would slip and fall off the roof. Hence the saying, “It’s raining cats and dogs.”

There was nothing to stop things from falling into the house. This posed a real problem in the bedroom where bugs and other droppings could mess up your nice clean bed. Hence, a bed with big posts and a sheet hung over the top afforded some protection.That’s how canopy beds came into existence.

The floor was dirt. Only the wealthy had something other than dirt. Hence the saying, “Dirt poor.” The wealthy had slate floors that would get slippery in the winter when wet, so they spread thresh (straw) on the floor to help keep their footing… As the winter wore on, they added more thresh until, when you opened the door, it would all start slipping outside. A piece of wood was placed in the entrance-way. Hence: a thresh hold.

(Getting quite an education, aren’t you?)

In those old days, they cooked in the kitchen with a big kettle that always hung over the fire. Every day they lit the fire and added things to the pot. They ate mostly vegetables and did not get much meat. They would eat the stew for dinner, leaving leftovers in the pot to get cold overnight and then start over the next day. Sometimes stew had food in it that had been there for quite a while…

Hence the rhyme:

“Peas porridge hot, peas porridge cold, peas porridge in the pot nine days old.”
Sometimes they could obtain pork, which made them feel quite special.

When visitors came over, they would hang up their bacon to show off. It was a sign of wealth that a man could, “bring home the bacon.” They would cut off a little to share with guests and would all sit around and ‘chew the fat’.

Those with money had plates made of pewter. Food with high acid content caused some of the lead to leach onto the food, causing lead-poisoning death. This happened most often with tomatoes, so for the next 400 years or so, tomatoes were considered poisonous.

Bread was divided according to status… Workers got the burnt bottom of the loaf, the family got the middle, and guests got the top, or the ‘upper crust’.

Lead cups were used to drink ale or whiskey. The combination would sometimes knock the imbibers out for a couple of days. Someone walking along the road would take them for dead and prepare them for burial. They were laid out on the kitchen table for a couple of days and the family would gather around and eat and drink and wait and see if they would wake up. Hence the custom; ‘holding a wake’.

England is old and small and the local folks started running out of places to bury people. So they would dig up coffins and would take the bones to a bone-house, and reuse the grave. When reopening these coffins, 1 out of 25 coffins were found to have scratch marks on the inside and they realized they had ben burying people alive. So they would tie a string on the wrist of the corpse, lead it through the coffin and up through the ground and tie it to a bell. Someone would have to sit out in the graveyard all night (‘the graveyard shift’) to listen for the bell; thus, someone could be, ‘saved by the bell’ or was considered a ‘dead ringer.’

And that’s the truth.

Feel free to share an expression’s origin that you know 🙂

Now we know why AT&T gave up Niteflirt!

24/05/12 7 COMMENTS

AT&T moves to eliminate dial-a-porn

(Mistress Eva’s Comment Below)

By Editorial Staff
Published April 2, 2008

The dial-a-porn industry has been severely crippled by a recent decision by the American Telephone & Telegraph Company to consign dial-a-porn companies obscure phone numbers, and to eliminate profit by changing the rate structure.

AT&T’s move came after March 15 when it received federal approval to stop giving dial-a-porn services a share of the proceeds from the calls. Prior to the new rate structure, AT&T paid each company two to five cents for every call beyond 2,000 daily, which could earn as much as $5,000 every day.

However, the per-call payment has been eliminated for a special class of customers – those who AT&T officials say do not match its corporate advertising philosophy. Dial-a-porn companies now have two options: either continue to provide the service without compensation or surrender their national lines to AT&T.

Additionally, the companies may face a penalty of $500 per day if they do not receive at least 2,000 calls. Those with multiple lines will have to pay multiple penalties.

Although AT&T officials claim that the decision was based purely on marketing strategy, and not on moral grounds, anti-pornography organizations across the U.S. view it as a significant victory. Telephone porn has become a particularly negative influence on children in the U.S. in recent years, and porn call numbers are reportedly widely circulated among children in elementary and high schools.

MISTRESS EVA: This is a article but I thought my callers would think its interesting. About three years ago, Niteflirt and Keen were one Company. AT&T bought Keen but did not buy Niteflirt. Niteflirt was forced to transition to its on technical platform. That is when callers noticed many glitches. Many features were taken away for the Flirts too. One being able to get International calls. Niteflirt is still having technical problems. Considering I use Niteflirt for Adult Billing and a place to promote myself, Its been very frustrating because they take a 30% cut of my profits. I can only hope they will continue to improve their site for me and my callers.

I have to say this is the first time I have heard of kids “WIDELY” sharing Phone Sex Phone Numbers, let alone calling a Phone Sex Company! Niteflirt is careful that no underage boys call us.

Product Review: Hitachi Wand *****

24/05/12 0 COMMENTS

THE HITACHI WAND (Price Range $50.00 – $100.00)

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This toy is BY FAR My favorite toy so far EVER!!! Guys get this for your girlfriend or wife and she will love you for it!

The 3 drawbacks to this toy that I have heard and know from personal experience are…

1. It’s kind of loud… not a toy to be using with your kids falling asleep in the next room.

2. Some women say they find it too strong. This can be rectified by purchasing an attachment for the head ($9-$35 roughly).

3. IT’S ADDICTIVE!!! To the point that you will want to use it A LOT!!! The first year I owned it I limited Myself to 1 or 2 times a week… now I use it almost daily!!!

4. It has a electrical plug so no batteries!

The GREAT things about this toy are…

1. It’s built well and rarely breaks down… I have had Mine for 2 1/2 years and at a price point of about $100 I have completely gotten My money worth!!!

2. It works FAST!!!

3. I was able to use it to achieve multiple orgasms and to squirt which I was unable to do before spending time with this new lover!!! LOL

4. There is now a male attachment which I have seen used first hand and works GREAT!!!

5. It can slightly desensitize in order to work at larger insertions of toys or fisting if that is your interest.

6. You can put a rubber glove over the head for cleanliness

7. It can be used on men for genital stimulation or torture… hehehe

8. AND it’s actually a massager which I have used a number of times on sore muscles!!!

WARNING… Do NOT insert this toy. It will break and I have read threads about it producing a spark which can be scary!!!! Tho I have never met anyone personally who has told Me this.

I give this toy the HIGHEST rating and strongly suggest it!!!

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Amanda Logue, Porn Star ‘Sunny Dae’, Gets 40 Years In Prison For Sex Party Murder

22/05/12 0 COMMENTS

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/22/amanda-logue-porn-star-su_n_1535574.html

(Look at the bottom of page for my comment)

unny Dae is known for her bondage — and now she’ll be restrained for a long, long time.

Amanda Logue — a Florida porn star actor known as “Sunny Dae” — pleaded guilty Monday to second-degree murder in the killing of tattoo parlor owner Dennis “Scooter” Abrahamsen during a sex party in May 2010, the Tampa Bay Times.

Logue, 30, and her porn actor boyfriend, 28-year-old Jason Andrews, planned to have sex after they stabbed Abrahamsen and then smashed his skull in with a sledgehammer.

The victim’s mangled corpse was found lying on a massage table in his New Port Richey home. He was 41.

“You’re not a person,” said Donna Rella, Abrahamsen’s cousin, to Logue in court on Monday. “You’re an evil being.”

In exchange for her plea, Logue received a reduced sentence and 40 years in the slammer. She could have faced life in prison if convicted of first-degree murder.

Andrews pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in January, and agreed to spend the rest of his life in prison without possibility of parole.

Investigators say that Logue was hired as a prostitute at the 2010 sex party. They stated that Logue was inside “servicing” Abrahamsen while Andrews waited outside with the sledgehammer.

The two exchanged haunting text messages leading up to the murder.

“I’m so glad you’re really commited (sic) to this take. Keep eyes for a knife, etc. for me!” Andrews wrote to Logue. “Just get him on his face either bash or tell me to get in and where to go.”

The couple stole $6,000, credit cards and a video camera, ABC News reported.

In court Monday, Rella could barely contain her anger when talking about Abrahamsen.

“I hope any time you close your eyes, he comes and haunts you for the rest of your pathetic life,” she said to Logue.

MISTRESS EVA SAYS: It is very important to get to know your play partners. If you decide to play with someone new, have other people around you. Most public and group Dungeon has DMs (Dungeon Monitors)who make sure the play is safe. The key is to get to know your play partners BUT you are always putting your at risk when you play with someone alone! Be careful!

What happens when you invite a TV reporter to a Dungeon Party?

11/05/12 0 COMMENTS

by Hardy Haberman | May 9, 2012
(Go to the Bottom of page for Mistress Eva’s Comment!)

What happens when you invite a TV reporter to a dungeon play party? You end up on TV and in the middle of a real media circus.

In Detroit, a reporter for the NBC affiliate, WDIV got invited to a local play party as he was investigating a murder. The suspect in the case was a participant in the BDSM community, but the murder was not BDSM related and in fact may be a murder for hire committed by a third party. The story is still developing, but the damage to the local BDSM scene has already happened.

The report which played last night on Detroit TV had little to do with the murder or the suspect other than to lean heavily on his involvement with BDSM. The majority of the piece was blurry video with lurid descriptions of the activities that take place at the party. Now to those in the community, these are almost commonplace, but when sensationalized, and in this case really sensationalized it seems dangerous and scary, especially to vanilla folk.

To make things worse the report gave the address of the party, a local VFW hall. All the footage of the event was shot with a hidden camera, so the participants did not know they were being filmed. Luckily the TV station blurred out all the faces but to the participants it must have felt like a violation of their privacy, and it was just that.

The report added no new information to the story of the suspect murder and was designed specifically to scare people with the “debauchery” going on in the peaceful suburban neighborhood. Never mind the fact that this party has been happening on a regular basis for a long time with no complaints, it is great stuff for ratings and TV news is all about ratings.

Now lots of people who attended that party are frightened, perhaps more than the viewers who saw the shadowy figures and blurred video on TV. They are afraid of being “outed” as kinky. Sadly in this country “kinky” is not a protected class and often people lose their families and jobs by being exposed.

The fears of the BDSM community in Detroit may be unfounded, but the hubbub this incident has caused should give people a few valuable lessons. If you are not “out” as kinky, then you need to make sure any event you attend is really a private party. That means invited folk only and/or all participants have signed some sort of release that assures they are not offended by the activities taking place and agree not to photograph or reveal names and identities of any other attendees. These are pretty standard at most play parties, but apparently in Detroit they were not used.

Secondly, do not invite the press to a play party! News folk look for sensational images, specifically TV journalists and whips and crosses make for sensational images, even if the reality of a play party is far from the imagined images vanilla people might have in their minds. Additionally, once the press splashes something like this all over peoples TV screens, some folks will complain to local authorities and next thing you know, the police are visiting any event that looks remotely out of the norm. In most cases what we do in a dungeon might not be illegal, but police will arrest first and ask questions later. I would not be surprised if a wave of “vice” operations followed closely on the heels of this report in Detroit.

The unintended consequences of this might be very severe for some people and that is what makes this even worse.

Now, to be honest, most cities have some kind of BDSM activity going on, and the police and authorities are not blind to it. I have spoken with law enforcement people about this and to a great extent their attitude is, if no one is getting hurt and there is not any prostitution going on they have bigger fish to fry. The difference in Detroit may be the murder investigation and just how much involvement BDSM may play in the crime. My suspicion is it is completely tangential, but that is for the police and courts to find out.

Meanwhile, kinky folk in Detroit should take a deep breath and then use some common sense next time they get an inquiry from a reporter about attending a party.

We don’t want to scare the Muggles!

http://www.woodhullalliance.org/2012/sex-and-politics/detroit-dungeon-party-taped-on-hidden-camera-by-tv-station/

Mistress Eva: I am on a BDSM/Fetish Social Network called Fetlife.com and this incident has spread through the site like wild fire. When you go to a public Dungeon party, you are trusting the venue to be discreet. You are trusting the other kinky people there to keep the location and going ons secret. Most of the time it works.

A local Dungeon near me does not allow cellphones or cameras inside the premises for this very reason. If a camera is used, there are rules about only showing the folks who want the picture taken. You must get permission from the owners of the Dungeon. Usually the Dungeon owner takes the photo too. They want you to feel safe and comfortable enough to play and have a good time.

First of all, the Owners of the Dungeon who gave the reporter permission to be there was out of their mind! Did they really think they would produce a fair story in the Dungeon’s favor? Reporters are always looking for a story with shock value and this reporter got it! They got this juicy video and ran with it.

I truly feel sorry for the Dungeon and the people filmed. Yes their faces were altered but their tattoos weren’t. People in their local scene could still recognize people in the video. So they were still outed. Also the address of the Dungeon was posted too. I have since heard that they closed the Dungeon. Some folks filmed have dropped out of the scene. Its just really sad.

So in the future, I will only be going to Dungeons who require no cameras or cell phones. Also ones who NEVER invite the media. Its just never a good idea!

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