Tracy M. over at Dandelion Mama's Musings posts on the Birds and the Bees. Seems the Birds and Bees are making the rounds of the 'Naccle lately.

I don't think I know Tracy. I doubt Tracy knows me. One never knows, Secret Identities being what they are. That said, I hope she gets some helpful comments on her post and manages to avoid (or just plain delete) the TMI commentary which has accompanied the latest FMH "Lets talk about sex" post.

329 comments and counting - as of this writing. It started out innocent enough, then quickly degenerated into commentary filled with details about places, times, positions, and (dare I say) unsubstantiated braggings.

In short, it went from TMI to TMFI (Too Much Friggin' Information - for those of you who would dare to question my acronym). FMHer Not Ophelia (comment #274) chimed in with an interesting piece of history. My guess is the "huge, expensive machines sold only to doctor’s offices (and came with names like The Chattanooga)" were the early versions of washing machines with a powerful spin cycle.

Why is this woman smiling?

Not satisfied with that level, Steve EM peppers the commentary with his attempts to single handedly (comment #307) re-write church doctrine/policy to fit his own perceptions. He (though in close competition with a few Anon posters) takes the thread from TMFI to WTMFI (Way Too Much Friggin' Information).

So, good luck Tracy. I hope you post fares better than the FMH attempt.


Steve EM said... @ February 24, 2006 at 1:22 PM


You must be a Shaker and drop into the Nacle by mistake. In this physical realm, life is a struggle to pass on one’s DNA. In other words, if you ain’t doing it, you ain’t reproducing, and if you ain’t reproducing, you might as well not be eating or breathing, because when you die, it will be as if you never lived.

Oh, I’m surprised you weren’t aware about the comment practice among Physicians of yesteryear manually bringing women to orgasm to relieve stress that Not Ophelia brought up. Even Freud talked about it in one of his books.

D. Golden Shizzle said... @ February 24, 2006 at 1:50 PM

I see words. I see punctuation. I see capitalization, nouns, pronouns, adjectives, and verbs.

What I do not see is a coherent thought process making a discernable point.

Steve EM said... @ February 24, 2006 at 2:03 PM

Ok, d. golden, if it helps, Shakers were celibate prudes, that’s why there’s none of them left.

And the point is Snarkey’s prudishness isn’t healthy. Healthy people are into sexual pursuits because it’s about reproduction. It’s something that’s built into us to do and enjoy. It’s our raison d’etre. Without it, we might as well be dead now.

I’m so glad to have been born after Freud. He made it all so clear.

Snarkimus Prime said... @ February 24, 2006 at 2:06 PM

Um, Steve EM, that was Shiz who posted this one, not the Snarker. Thanks for insulting us though, we really do appreciate it.

Steve EM said... @ February 24, 2006 at 2:31 PM

Oh, my oversight sorry,

Well, at least you understand the difference between marketing and inventing from our variuos exchanges, and d. golden now understands Shakers didn't get any and died off.

Love you guys. Enjoy your weekend.

a random John said... @ February 24, 2006 at 2:53 PM

Last time I visited a Shaker villiage they told us there were 5 left, two had joined recently and were in their 50s.

Stephen said... @ February 24, 2006 at 7:34 PM


Indeed ;)

Tracy M said... @ February 24, 2006 at 9:00 PM

Wow! I've been Snarked at MMW as a contributor over there, but this is the first time you hit MY personal site. Cool!

I'm so happy!

D. Golden Shizzle said... @ February 25, 2006 at 7:27 AM


We aim to please - in the area of blogging, of course.

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