Tuesday, April 28, 2009


Our "he-ma", it fraud E.
(Jerusalem means "you male ruse 13")

Be careful what you pray for

In Greek mythology, Hermaphroditus was a handsome young man, the son of Hermes and Aphrodite. He was loved by the nymph Salmacis, who prayed that they become inseparable; when Hermaphroditus swam in her stream (fish soup flood is magnum opus), their bodies fused into one. The term hermaphrodite has come to designate persons with both male and female genitals.


The papaya, Carica papaya, family Caricaceae, is a soft-wooded, palmlike evergreen tree indigenous to the tropical lowlands of Central America. It is cultivated in tropical countries around the world for its palatable melonlike fruit and for the latex of the green fruit, which contains papain, a protein-digesting enzyme that is used commercially as a meat tenderizer.

The papaya is often called the melon tree (NA or NE). In many tropical countries, the papaya is called papaw, but it is unrelated to the North American fruit tree of that name.

Papaya trees, which are (1) male, (2) hermaphroditic, and (3) female, have palmate leaves clustered at the top of the trunk. White, cream-colored, yellow, or purple-tinged flowers are borne in inflorescences on the trunk in the axils of the leaves.

The male's numerous flowers are borne on pendulous, branched peduncles up to 1.5 m (5 ft) long or longer. The hermaphrodite bears several bisexual flowers, and sometimes a few special male flowers, on peduncles less than 25.4 cm (10 in) long. The female bears a few female flowers exclusively on peduncles seldom exceeding 2.5 cm (1 in).

Both male and female trees must be present to produce fruit; hermaphrodite trees are self-fruitful.

Fruit ranges in shape from globose to long-ovoid, in weight from 113.4 g (4 oz) to 9.1 kg (20 lb) or more, and in color from light yellow through deep yellow, orange, and pink to red.


A notorious film featuring real-life performers from a traveling sideshow, Freaks (1932) was produced and directed as a horror film by Tod Browning. "I want something that out-horrors Frankenstein," MGM production executive Irving Thalberg (The Dean of Dollars) reportedly demanded, and Freaks is what he got.

A tale of revenge taken by a troupe of circus freaks (a bearded lady, Siamese twins, paraplegics, "pinheads," a hermaphrodite, and others) on a "normal" female trapeze artist "JANE" who humiliates them, the film was censored as tasteless and an exploitation of its handicapped players. It was cut in the United States and banned for 30 years in Great Britain.

Many critics now contend that the audience identifies more with the "freaks" than with the insensitive villain, and that the suspenseful conclusion, in which they mass to turn her into a freak herself, is a satisfying resolution.

Disregarding definitions of horror, most viewers agree that the film includes sequences of great emotional power, most of them unencumbered by the plot, that reveal the deformed and challenged individuals as a capable, loving, close-knit community on a mission.