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IN FRATERNAM MEAM
Monday, December 13, 2004
MEN....OH MEN....OH MEN...
WOUNDED MARINE SACRIFICES FINGER
TO SAVE WEDDING RING


VICTORVILLE, Calif. ---
When Marine Lance Cpl. David Battle learned
he'd either have to sacrifice his ring finger
or the wedding band be wore, he told doctors
at a field hospital in Iraq to cut off the
finger.

The 19-year old former high school football
star suffered a mangled left hand and serious
wounds in his legs in a Nov. 13 fire fight in
Fallujah. Doctors were prepairing to cut off
Battle's ring to save as much as his finger,
as they could.

"But that would mean destroying my
wedding ring,"
he said,
"My wife is the strongest woman I know.
She's basically running two people's lives since
I've been gone
."

With his approval, doctors servered his finger,
but somehow in the chaos that followed, they lost his
ring. His wife, Devon, still said she was honored.
"I can't believe he did that", she said.

(CHISUNTIMES/ASSOCIATED PRESS)
********

NAKED BOYS CAN'T SING IN ATLANTA

ATLANTA --- Police shut down a bar
that was showing a successful musical revue featuring
nudity because the business did'nt have an adult
entertainment license.

The manager of the Armory Bar in Midtown Atlanta,
Doug Youngblood, said police overreacted Saturday night.
He said the show had been running since August and
is theater-- not adult entertainment.

The revue, "Naked Boys Singing,"has
spent six years off Broadway in New York and road show
versions have played in several cities including
Chicago. The gay themed show, billed as celebrating
"the splendors of male nudity in comedy song and dance"
features six male actors who are in the buff for much
of the performance.

Three plainclothes police officers went to the Armory
on Saturday, watched part of the 8 p.m. show,
then shut the place down and issued a citation
to Youngblood.


(CHISUNTIMES/ASSOCIATED PRESS)
*********

HOW SEXY IS HIS NAME?

Would your husband by any other name seem as sexy?
Maybe not, claims a new study.

Amy Perfors, a cognitive scientist at the Massachusettes
Institute of Technology, posted photos of men
labeled with various names on
www.hotornot.com
inviting visitors to rate how attractive each was.
When the men had names that had stressed
"front vowels"---vowels pronounced with the
tongue in the front of the mouth, like those of Dave,
Craig and Ben-- they were rated more desirable.
When the same photos had names with stressed "back vowels"
---- vowels in which the tongue is farther back, as in
Tom, Paul and Charles-- they were rated less attractive.

Linguists say that the sexy front vowels are perceived as
"smaller"while back vowels seem "larger"
So why aren't women attracted to men with back vowel names,
the "bigger"men? Perfors suspects her results bolster
other studies indicating women don't really prefer
"the super,hyper masculine, macho guys. Women wants guys
who can be sensitive and gentle
".

Below, a brief guide to who's hot-- and who's not.

SEXY NAMES:
Andy, Brad, Chris, Eric, Frank,Henry, Jack, Jim,
Matt, Pete, Rick, Steve, Ted.

NOT - SO - HOT NAMES:
Donald, George, John, Norman, Oliver, Oscar, Ron,
Scott, Todd

(abstracted from LADIESHOMEJOURNAL)
posted by infraternam meam @ 10:27 PM  
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