Exclusive! The CoN Star Wars Prediction
The next Star Wars movie will not be called "The Phantom Menace."
Remember you read it here first.
Oh sure, you've read the news. But trust me, it just isn't going to happen. Here's our prediction: shortly before therelease of Episode 1, the title "The Phantom Menace" will be dropped and another title will be used instead.
Ever hear that story about "Revenge of the Jedi"? The story goes something like this: George Lucas was originally goingto call "Return of the Jedi" by the title "Revenge of the Jedi" until he realized that a Jedi would not take revenge.
It's a nice story, but according to official LucasFilm propaganda, not true. According to Lucas, the intention wasalways to call the film "Return of the Jedi," but the "Revenge" title was initially publicized in order to throw offpeople making bootleg merchandise.
20th Century Fox apparently misunderstood Lucas' intentions, and several "Revenge of the Jedi" t-shirts were issuedbefore the mistake was corrected.
Have you noticed in the trailer and the posters issued by LucasFilm, the title "The Phantom Menace" does not appear? It's only referred to as "Episode One." We'll probably find out the real title a month or two before the movie isreleased.
And remember you read it here first on Capital of Nasty.
By Leo N.
MOST LIKELY as a result of the size of this issue, the Editorial box will be filled with e-mails of people complainingof its size.
Before you complain, I would highly suggest you read the last article, generously submitted by R.P.T Owen, a verytalented British writer.
If after you've read it, you still feel like flipping your nutsuck in our general direction, please do so. Your e-mailwill of course appear in our next editorial with our own evil replies. You've been warned.
A MORE SERIOUS CoN THAN USUAL - Unlike many other issues which seem to lean on the edge of insanity or just show ourpotential for being completely crazy, this issue tends to touch subjects of a more serious manner.
We've received many, many e-mails from our last issue. Not one was a flame, but we received quite a few e-mails that were not too happy of our views (words like "all gays should burn in hell" and similar). Kunal Ganguly was the only person who wrote a decent and rather interesting e-mail.
Now then, homosexuality... hmm....
A rather interesting but rarely spoken about topic in my home country -India. Most Indians tend to be homophobic, but this is more due to reasonsof the overall (rather conservative) social outlook that the Indian peoplehave.
But strangely, Medieval Indian history has a rich background ofhomosexuality and homosexual practices. The Kamasutra, although stressingthe unity of the male and female, includes chapters on male sexualtechniques with other males. The temples of Khajuraho, one of the mostbeautiful and rich examples of ancient Indian architecture, displays inexquisite detail not only the beauty of male-with-female sexuality butalso images homosexual and lesbian activity.
The scale and building process of the temple itself is enough to rivalthat of the Taj Mahal. The temple was cut out of a single piece of rockwhich was at-least a couple of kilometers across. I don't have the exactgeological figures, nor do I have the figures of how many men it took tobuild it.
It is sad to think that a country with such a fascinating history in humansexuality treats it as such a taboo topic. Kings and warriors wereactually encouraged to have sex with other males, this was mostly due tothe fact that the warrior will fight even more valiantly on thebattlefield to protect the person (man) he loves. Lesbian relationshipswere held in high regard much to the same reason it is now.
Heterosexual males find lesbian images much more stimulating than watchinganother male banging away at a woman.
The theory of loving another male and thus fighting more fiercely in orderto protect him was also put to practice with the Spartans- the last truewarrior race since the Vikings. The Spartans have an interesting historywhen it comes to sex. Since childhood, boys were taught not to be shyaround other males and females when naked. Homosexual activity wasencouraged and copulation with women was allowed only to those warriorswho proved themselves on the battlefield. The warrior would only spend abrief time with a woman, the time required to create a child (one week,max). However, lesbian relationships were abhorred.
There is hardly any documentation about the Vikings, but one wonders whatthey did for pleasure for the months-long voyages they would spend on thesea with other males....
The homosexual history of the world is not very well documented and nordoes any respectable historian/sociologist would care to trace it, unlessof course they are gay themselves. If they did, they would have to bid afond adieu to that grant and their respectability. And you can forgetabout seeing a documentary on Discovery on this topic!
The search for the origin of the word 'gay' and 'lesbian' is difficult tofind. Homosexual and Heterosexual is easy, 'Homo' means one and 'hetero'means two or more. Attach the word sexual and the meaning becomes clear.I'm sure lesbian has a meaning in Webster's (I didn't bother to check) butI heard this interesting story for the word 'gay' although I would notvouch for its authenticity.
Most kings and queens had entertainers in their courts. Jokes, jugglers,etc etc. A certain few of them would be required to perform sexual favorson their masters. I suppose the word 'gay' got attached to them, as theywere really entertainers and the literal meaning of 'gay' is to be happyor in a good mood.
Last and perhaps the most weird in this short (and poorly documented)trace of homosexuality lets have a look at our ancestors - monkeys. Openany book on monkey behavior, especially the rhesus, baboon and someAfrican species, and you'll find that there is normally one chief monkeyin the pack and guess what the other males have to do in order to show thebig-chief that they are inferior to him? Allow him to bugger (butt-fuck)them of course!