This, That and A Lot of Other Things
By Joe Baker
Time to clean off the top of my desk and go
through my mail once again. The clippings really have been piling up.
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I received an interesting brochure in the
mail. It was from Oklahoma City University advertising its series of seminars on
microcomputers for business. Discussions
will center on petroleum engineering, oil
and gas accounting, stock market analysis and financial planning. Wow! Heavy
The instructor? J.W. King!!! Could he
possibly be the same J. W. King who is that
hot porn star with the "big computer"? If
he is, that's one seminar I want to attend.
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I saw a cute personalized license plate the
other day. It said: N2WS2. Will the owner
please give me a call? My friend Ron
wants to meet you.
After a homosexual male has had a sex
change operation and becomes a female, is
he then a heterosexual, bisexual or still a
I don't have the slightest idea, but Dear
Abby does. She says: "If the sex-changed
female chooses for her sexual partner
another female, she is a lesbian. If she
perfers males exclusively, she is heterosexual. If she enjoys sex equally with both
males and females, she is bisexual."
Now, you know.
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A reader writes that we should form an
organization called Gays and Lesbians
Against Drunk Drivers (GLADD). He says
Vassar College in New York has amended
its general anti-discrimination policy to
include protection based on sexual orientation, reports National Gay Rights Advocates.
The move to get this added protection
was begun by the Gay Peoples Association of Vassar, a student organization.
The policy has now been officially
changed and will be published in the 1984-
1985 college catalog.
E.K. Weedin, Jr., an associate professor
of English, helped the students shepherd
the proposal through the proper channels.
When he met resistance, Prof. Weedin
called upon NGRA, the San Francisco
based public interest law firm, for assistance.
Prof. Weedin said, "All of NGRA'sinformation and advice was greatly useful and
influential on those doubtful and even
hostile to the proposal. NGRA effectively
answered every one of their objections
concered with the law."
Junk Queen of
They call her "the Junk Queen of Peking,"
reports the Washington Post. She's 43-
year-old Sun You-Zhi, whose motto is "It's
glorious work to collect junk for socialism."
Every month she brings in (SO tons of
garbage—anything from used bottle caps
to raggedy sneakers—for recycling. Cast-
uff meat bones from restaurants are
turned into glue. Human hair from barber
shops becomes medicine, and empty toothpaste tubes are transformed into sheets of
Her only problem is sorting out old
newspapers. The Peking Daily is no problem: it can be sold to department stores as
wrapping paper. Hut the government says
foreign newspapers are too sensitive for
re-use. They have to be sent to a pulp mill
the "community" with the biggest drinking problem should form its own self-
protective association. He proposes
GLADD minibuses to take us to and from
Maybe so. But here's another point
worth noting while we are on the subject.
There are gay Alcoholics Anonymous
groups in Texas. If you have a problem or
want more information, call them.
Don't drive if you are drunk. I just got
my car paid for.
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Researchers now believe that you can contract genital herpes from the areas around
hot tubs. Chlorine and bromine in spa
water kills any herpes virus introducedby
infected bathers, they say, but the virus
may thrive for up to five hours on adjacent
benches, seats and poolside areas.
Isn't anything safe anymore? Now, you
don't even have to have sex to get those
kinds of diseases. And what about toilet
seats? Maybe all those claims about getting VD from a toilet seat were true afte-
Many thanks to the readers who sent me
the beautiful fresh flowers after reading
my column on my "Christmas Wish List."
Also, to those who sent the kind letters.
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What's also going on at the New York
Times? A recent obituary stated that the
deceased, a bachelor, was survived "by his
companion of many years." It listed a
Put two and two together, and it looks
pretty gay to me.
March 2,1984 / The Star 5
The federal government is taking steps
toward regulating the popular and prosperous "Dial-A-Pom" telephone sex services.
A new law was signed by President Reagan in December, but the government still
hasn't figured out how to enforce it. The
law makes it a crime for any person or firm
to operate a phone service that has been
judged to be "obscene or indecent"—if
available to minors.
Since there is no way you can stop
minors from making a private phone call,
it looks like Ma Bell may soon be ordered
to start pulling the plug on a lot of sex
Better make those calls quick. On
second thought, don't hurry I see this
thing dragging on in the courts for a long
time to come.
Also, don't forget our Sunday Brunch, noon