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What Is It About WikiLeaks And Lady Parts?

December 16th, 2010 | 2 comments | Posted by Jen

Perhaps this shouldn’t come as a surprise, given that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was given an “87% slut” score on an OKCupid test four years ago. But seriously, it seems everywhere you turn these days, you hear another story about WikiLeaks–or Assange, really–and lady parts.

There’s the arrest of Assange in London for allegedly violating two women’s lady parts in Sweden (he was freed on bail today).

Then there’s the emails Gawker just published that Assange wrote in 2004 to a 19 year-old woman he made out with once, revealing not only Assange’s persistence when it comes to unearthing information but also his penchant for purple prose pressed breasts and other “soft, warm and yielding” lady things. The following is an excerpt from one missive Assange wrote after sniffing out the girl’s phone number and calling her, only to receive a cool response:

I’m not concerned with your messy reality. I don’t want to see it and I confess I could not place you in mine. But I still want to see you in isolation. I am unconcerned with the context since time and your silence has made me philosophical; but when I first wrote the heat of your breast pressed against me was still vivid in my mind.

And here’s another from an email written after she rejects him for what appears to be the final time:

A man feels that which is soft, warm and yeilding (sic) in his arms must also be in other circumstances.

Pretty stalkery stuff from a man who once claimed to have Asian teengirl stalkers of his Continue reading What Is It About WikiLeaks And Lady Parts?

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A Match Made In Scandinasian Heaven: Chinese Automaker Buys Volvo

March 29th, 2010 | 9 comments | Posted by Jen

I pretty much love all things Swedish. Swedish fashion (ACNE, Swedish Hasbeens, H&M), Swedish music (Lykke Li, Jens Lekman, Jose Gonzalez, Love Is All), Swedish meatballs, IKEA, Bjorn Borg and his awesome headband, Let the Right One In–the best vampire movie in the current wave of bloodsucker films–and, speaking of vampires, that hot piece from True Blood (and David Simon’s Generation Kill), Alexander Skarsgard. I attribute this minor obsession to the fact that ABBA was probably the first pop music I ever heard, and it was the only pop–other than the Carpenters–that my dad really let infiltrate his otherwise classical and opera-heavy record collection.

Redefining “up in my grill”

Oh, and I love Swedish cars. The first and only car I’ve bought, after driving two Japanese hand-me-downs from my parents, is a Volvo. It’s a blue ten year-old wagon and it has yet to hit 100,000 miles because I hate driving, and I take it out about once a week like a granny. Most of its miles have come from long road trips. In LA, a ten year-old Volvo wagon is considered a shitmobile–some parking valets appear offended when they take my keys–but to me, it will always feel like a luxury car because it’s never broken down on me and it’s the only car I’ve ever owned with heated seats.

Apparently Chinese automaker Geely feels the same way I do about Swedish wheels Continue reading A Match Made In Scandinasian Heaven: Chinese Automaker Buys Volvo

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