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Ponyo on the Cliff
I was researching possible summer movies and found a new trailer for a brand new animated movie by Hayao Miyazaki. If you are a fan of animation and have not yet experienced this directors great work I enthusiastically recommend them. Great original stories and animation that is not like the cookie-cutter American Disney down syndrome drivel we are forced to enjoy here in the states. (If you watch only one, I recommend Princess Mononoke.)
(I couldn't get the controls to show up, for now, click on the image and hit your space bar to play the preview.)
So anyway, near the end of the preview for this new movie, which doesn't look all that good so far, one of the characters says something that sounded like, "Pokémon Skeet!" The thread where I found the preview was full of people just joking about the term. I was familiar with its use but not its definition. I never bothered to research it.
Now I had heard of skeet shooting. After all I do own Duck Hunt on the original NES. If you don't know, that is where these frisbee-plate like targets are shot away from you with a catapult and you try to shoot the moving target down with a rifle. A difficult thing to do.
I figured I had better research this topic now so I could be in the loop and I won't be confused or miss out on any good jokes. The Wikipedia administrators are pretty good about moderating the site so I knew I wouldn't see any offensive pictures on their site. I searched for skeet and following are the results.
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The term skeet may refer to:
* A clay target
* Skeet shooting
* The Olympic Skeet event
* Skeet Ulrich, an American actor
* Skeet surfing
* CBU-97 Sensor Fuzed Weapon ammunition
* Term used in Newfoundland English to describe a low class, disruptive person
* Term used in Manx English or Anglo Manx to describe news or gossip
* A non-standard poker hand consisting of a deuce, five, nine and a card in between 2-5 and 5-9
* Slang for cocaine
* Slang for coitus interruptus
* Slang term for semen
AHA! I had an idea, but now it was clear without even clicking on any of the result details. There was no way I was going to click on semen so I clicked on cocaine. That didn't fit the jokes at all so I checked coitus interruptus. That was a LOT more detail then I wanted to hear so I skipped through some of the more detailed descriptions and went straight through to a section titled Advantages. Advantages? I had to read that.
The advantage of coitus interruptus is that it can be used by people who have objections to or do not have access to other forms of contraception. (Some men prefer it so they can avoid possible adverse effects of hormonal contraceptives on their partners.) Some women also prefer this method over hormonal contraception to avoid adverse effects such as depression, mood swings, vaginal dryness, decreased libido, and headaches, among others. It has no monetary cost, requires no artificial devices, has no physical side effects, and can be practiced without a prescription or medical consultation.
My immaturity gene kicked on and quickly added the following; "Plus it can be loads of fun if done/aimed properly."
I wonder if such a small, insignificant entry will be allowed?
I just returned to the site and it looks like it was already removed. *Sigh. Why so serious?