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Who designed A Voice for Men's new commemorative coins, Judy Chicago?

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This is a picture of A Voice for Men’s new commemorative coin. No, really, they have a commemorative coin. It was designed by Peter Vinczer, father of A Voice for Men’s Attila Vinczer, possibly — I suspect — with the help of Judy Chicago. The coins cost $58.88, and will be issued in a first edition of 10,000.

In the comments to AVFM’s announcement, six people have proudly announced that they’ve purchased a coin. So get yours quickly, because there are only 9,994 left before the first edition runs out!

The only real question is what exactly is being depicted on the coin:

Is it:

1) An otter in a manhole

2) A man levitating a carrot over a milkshake

3) A vagina

4) A vagina

5) Come on, it’s obviously a vagina

ANSWER: I have no fucking clue. Seriously, I’ve been staring at this for like ten minutes and I have no idea what on earth this could be. What is the round thing? Why is there a tiny hand? If that thing above the circle thing is a raindrop or a teardrop or whatever, why is it upside-down? Why would AVFM issue a goddamn commemorative coin in the first place.

I do know one thing, though: If you can afford to waste $$58.88 on this piece of crap, you are not oppressed in any way. And you should probably have your right to vote stripped from you.

Just kidding about that last bit. You should still be allowed to vote even if you buy vagina coins from a dude named Attila.

 

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kittehserf MOD
kittehserf MOD
7 years ago

I think that’s exactly what the blog sock was doing.

kittehserf MOD
kittehserf MOD
7 years ago

Or claimed to be doing, anyway.

pallygirl
pallygirl
7 years ago

I think I’m allergic to propolis – those lozenges that have propolis and honey make my tongue tingle really badly. Apparently that’s a clear food allergy sign. I’m also not a very good kiwi because dried flax – like they use in kete and kono – give me hay fever badly. The fresh stuff is fine. I’m also fine with flowers in the house. I did one of those skin tests to find out what my hay fever is due to, and I only reacted to the positive control (histamine). So I know what I’m not allergic to, but sadly not what I am allergic to. I think it could be privet because it seems to be bad when privet season is at its height.

I asked why they were testing me for all the northern hemisphere trees and none of the NZ native trees, and got told “that’s what we have for testing”. Not terribly useful as I’m surrounded by native trees and very few non-native trees. Except for privet.

pallygirl
pallygirl
7 years ago

This question has been a thought worm all day for me, but I’m not sure I want to know the answer. What’s on the reverse of the coin thing?

kittehserf MOD
kittehserf MOD
7 years ago

A heap of writing – you can see it in the contest thread.

Argenti Aertheri
Argenti Aertheri
7 years ago

“Where did you get those little fertilizer sticks, zie wants to get some for zer other plants.”

A proper gardening store while pumpkin shopping last fall. You could try a Home Depot // Lowe’s that has a gardening center though.

cassandrakitty
cassandrakitty
7 years ago

@ pallygirl

I’d try to find a way to look at tree allergies if I was you. I seem to be allergic to all different kinds of pollens, oh joy (one of the best things about living in the Middle East was that I had zero allergies while I was there, and it was glorious) but it’s exposure to cypress that really wipes me out, and it’s good to know what specifically will do that in advance so you can try to limit your exposure. Maybe start noting down when symptoms appear and what you might recently have been exposed to when they do?

pallygirl
pallygirl
7 years ago

After years of antihistamines and inhaled steroids, I have found my treatment for hayfever.

It’s this tablet: http://hayfeverpharmacy.co.nz/shop/products/natural-remedies/triple-strength-garlic-c-horseradish-fenugreek-marshmallow-60-s.html

I’m a scientist, and the naturopathic tablet works. I was put onto this by an ex-air force pilot who swore by it, and he was put onto it by another ex-air force pilot.

A locum standing in for my GP also put me onto this: http://www.neilmed.com/nz/sinusrinse_isotonic.php and I do use the sachets rather than estimating my own.

Between those two products, I have controlled my hay fever symptoms without medication for five or so years. And before I started this regime, every year my sinuses would be so blocked that I couldn’t breath through my nose.

This is what I use when I fly: http://www.fess.com.au/our-products/fess-frequent-flyer-nasal-spray/47C9557AB9483CEE793CC40E315DB365

Arctic Ape
Arctic Ape
7 years ago

LBT, Argenti – there was talk on Saintpaulias (African violets)?

I just run across a Finnish plant care manual compiled by hardcore Saintpaulia enthusiasts. Here are some key points translated:

Do not like direct sunlight. Diffused light is good, even at modest intensities.

Do not like constantly wet soil or water on leaves. High air humidity is beneficial.

Temps below 15 C/60 F can be lethal while the optimum is 18-24 C/65-75 F.

Fertilize sparingly, quarter or half of what is recommended for houseplants generally.

I don’t personally have Saintpaulias, although I’m quite familiar with them.

emilygoddess - MOD
emilygoddess - MOD
7 years ago

Mr. Al was once pretending to be a girl but gave the game away when he excitedly talked about seeing a bra in the dorm laundry room once.

That’s pretty sad, even without the “claiming to be a woman” layer.

cigarettes are the worst – I cannot express how much I hate those things. Some idiot on the train the other day had obviously just had one, and REEKED.

I happen to like the smell of tobacco as it’s burning – probably because I grew up with smoker parents and even smoked myself for a few years. But the after-smell is awful. And now the smoke gives me raging headaches – which I guess is a good thing as it keeps me from taking up the habit again.

@Pallygirl, the sinus wash is a godsend, isn’t it? I shell out for the sterile cans because I’m paranoid, but I used a neti pot for a while and it was great too.

cassandrakitty
cassandrakitty
7 years ago

I can see “I saw a bra!” being really exciting if you grew up in a really sex segregated and sexually repressive country, like Saudi or something, but coming from an American kid that was just pathetic.

Not realizing that women don’t get that excited about seeing other women’s bras and thus that it would break his cover was just him being a sexist dumbass as usual. It just goes to show that it’s really hard to successfully impersonate people who you have no empathy for.

titianblue
titianblue
7 years ago

I’m also paranoid about starting a fire. You know those “romantic” scenes where they have candles and normally billowing drapes, I just sit there thinking “fire hazard”. And then I don’t notice what’s going on in the scene.

We once set fire to the Christmas dining table by walking away after the meal without snuffing the candle in the centrepiece floral arrangement. Happily, we realised there was the smell of smoke & the flaming flowers were quickly extinguished.

This makes no sense. It’s not horrible artificial chemicals that give me hayfever – it’s the pure natural flowers. I can believe that whoever designs/makes her incense takes care to choose ingredients that aren’t allergenic, but to say it’s because they are more pure is just silly.

Well, I’m happy to admit that the “purity” of incense is ridiculous. But whatever it was that is frequrently added and was left out of these, it was effective. I felt a bit weird actually smelling incense and not sneezing. Not certain that the sneezing hasn’t put me off the smell for life.

Sam
Sam
7 years ago

This design looks straight up copied from the instructions for giving a suppository in my med/surg nursing textbook.

Argenti Aertheri
Argenti Aertheri
7 years ago

Arctic Ape — yep, I sent LBT one of my African violet’s babies. After losing an orchid last winter, I set up an empty fish tank as a terrarium and it worked beautifully for getting cutting to grow — left me with a couple more plants than I needed! My cactī bed gets the direct sun, everything else get varied degrees of indirect sun and they all seem okay with this arrangement.

kittehserf MOD
kittehserf MOD
7 years ago

emilygoddess – I grew up with no adults smoking around me, and my siblings weren’t allowed to smoke at home. Most of my exposure to the damned things was in my first years of work, when smoking in the workplace hadn’t yet been outlawed (this is mid 80s to early 90s) and both the offices I worked in in that time were infested with the things.

These days I can smell if someone’s smoking half a block away.

A. W. Ildguess
A. W. Ildguess
7 years ago

Allegorical obviously.

The rippling surface is evocative of the pensive in Harry Potter which symbolizes memories that are kept by wizards. The rim of the water also is like the view from inside the mouth of lips pressed hard against something. The asterisk shape is a symbol which represents that there is something more explained below but is also a symbol of a sphincter. The drop is obviously ejecting from the asterisk into the mouth. The hand is symbolic of justice and also a comforting symbol, like a reach-around. Poetically, “I shall take back my seed but I am not unkind and will come in handy.”

Or it could be the hand of god flicking a booger at a weather balloon floating high above the flat earth.

Either way, if the font was comic sans it would have been art.

Felching

Michael Stuber
Michael Stuber
7 years ago

Anal leakage?

lorry
7 years ago

I mentioned this on the plate thread, but have you noticed that the drop isn’t falling into the beaver-puddle, it’s actually being ejected upwards, at force from it…

Michael may be right but on reflection, I can only now assume that this is meant to be their vision of female ejaculation, captured forever on a shiny metal coin.

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