Wednesday, June 17, 2009

zoinks squared

So an invitation from Yelp Portland came [um] in my inbox today for the Air Sex World Championship.

I sincerely believed it was a joke entry on their newsletter but alas, it is not.

I visited the official website and was interested to find 1) it is real and 2) a concerned citizen took precious time & energy to e-mail the group about how wrong their event is. Note I didn't say I was surprised about either of these things; anything one can possibly imagine will eventually be brought to fruition by someone, and there is an unfortunate glut of people willing to rage about situations that in no way affect them.

Let me be clear - I will never, ever, ever enter the Air Sex World Championship nor would I choose to attend (walking through the Sexmuseum in Amsterdam nearly broke my eyebrows with the perpetual raising). But honestly, this type of shall-we-say exercise does nothing to hurt me or my family. I mean, if the venue were midday at Pioneer Square or our local library I'd be annoyed, but damaged? No. My kids & I have witnessed plenty of real live weirdness (not sponsored by a search engine) amongst the citizens of Portland and Seattle; I explain as best I can while we walk away, no harm done.

Thus I am perplexed by the e-mailer's vehement stance against the air sexers (sexists?). I find it sad that he believes his grandmother would have been killed by this contest, or stupidity in general - she could not possibly have gotten to grandmother status without encountering a great deal of stupidity in the world. But I got a grand laugh from this: You got caught jerking off (probably in an embarrassing way), is that how you ‘spawned’ the idea? It begs the question - can one be caught jerking off in a not-embarrassing way? Maybe I'm missing something...

In the end [heh], I'm intrigued by the concept of this event and the boldness of its participants, but not enough to check it out. Anyone out there brave enough, report back. But no pictures. Okay maybe.