I’m always “up” for some Jeopardy.

I’ll take “Lovely Rita” for $100, Alex.

(Though I guess you can’t be a “meter maid” if you’ve been “meter made”.)

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I've accepted that all of you are socially superior to me. But no pretending that any of you are rational.
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8 Responses to I’m always “up” for some Jeopardy.

  1. Mountainbear says:

    The smartest move with prostitution was what the Tokugawa did in the Edo period in Japan.

    They legalized it under certain conditions. Licensed prostitutes had to work in the licensed quarters. That was a walled off area, with guards around. In those dristricts, commonly known as yoshiwara, not only prostitutes worked. Those were primary entertainment areas where Japanese culture bloomed and spread slowly into daily lives. Of course, the girls who ended there had a hard life. But if a girl could make the cut and rise in the ranks, she would be THE superstar and trend setter.

    Bottom line of it was… banning it didn’t work (as proven with prostitution connected with kabuki proves; kabuki was first performed by women, but morality was in danger, so women were banned from it; then the “kabuki of the beautiful younglings” -aka young boys and men- began and prostitution was again an issue, so new laws were made and that didn’t solve the problem either) and that way the Tokugawa could tax the prostitutes and the pimps much more easily.

    Now that is smart power.

    Of course, there were still plenty of “nighthawks” around, illegal prostitutes, usually girls working in bath houses and inns.

    Funny detail here: the first geisha were actually men, while the first kabuki actors were women (some shrine dancer named Okuni -originally probably a miko at Izumi shrine- and her troupe were the first, so legend says), today it’s the other way around.

  2. D.J. says:

    Foryour enjoyment, from New Jersey:

  3. thepi says:


    Super Soakers vs Mullahs!

    Everything else on the page is good too; Walter Russel Mead ftw.

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