Category Archive: Crazy sexy cancer

That which pertains to the megacancerocracy, as well as to Twisty Faster's own first-hand experiences with this most crapulent of diseases

Feb 23 2014

Spleenvent Sunday: double mastectomy art edition

Blamer Soleil Noir posted the following announcement in the comments, but I didn’t want it to get buried there, so here it is just in time for Spleenvent Sunday. You know I can’t resist boostering for a fellow double-masto! Long time lurker here. No doubt what I’m about to do contravenes one of Twisty’s rules …

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Oct 06 2013

Pink road rage

Just saw a news bite about AAA, the ubiquitous roadside assistance company, painting an unspecified number of its tow trucks pink. For “awareness.” Pink tow trucks. Fix-a-Flat for the Cure? According to ABC News “Good Morning, America,” a grateful breast cancer “survivor”/ AAA employee remarked, “It’s comforting to know that the company I work for …

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Oct 05 2013

The pink menace 2013


October? Already? I suspected as much when I saw a TV commercial for one of those bottled “energy shots.” Everyone was wearing a pink shirt; they were hawking a new pink flavor. Then I read some random article in the Houston Chronicle, and noticed that suddenly it has a pink ribbon on its banner. Pink, …

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Mar 20 2013

TMI: spinster aunt surprised by spinster aunt’s obesity

As I revealed in the comments to yesterday’s post on Big Gulps, Sarah Palin, and metabolic disease, I recently had my personal auntly body fat measured. They dunked me like a donut in a sort of clinical baptismal vat, whereupon it was revealed that the spinster aunt is comprised of 37% fat. This, it will …

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Jun 26 2012

Discrimination Korner: Cover your boobs whether you have them or not

The author in 2006

Because, unlike me, you pay attention to current events, you have probably heard about the Seattle woman who got booted out of the public pool for trying to swim topless while boobless. Dudes flaunt the torso daily without eliciting comment, but the Seattle Parks & Rec Dept. gave Jodi Jaecks the bum’s rush because she …

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Feb 08 2012

Pissed off cancer patient holds forth

I hate to post a vid and run, but duty calls me away from my desk. I invite you to behold Linda, whose eloquent and moving Komen takedown had me literally clapping — with both hands — by the end. What she describes is precisely my own experience, by the way, with the exception of …

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Feb 02 2012

Komen sucks, Part 47

Nothing could heartwarm the spinster aunt–cum–plucky breast cancer survivor more than to see the vile Komen Foundation getting raked over the coals and scrutinized and vilified in the mainstream. It’s about fucking time. So it is fair to ask: Just what are the scientific and medical standards to which the Susan G. Komen Foundation adheres, …

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Jul 11 2011

The intersectionality of menopause and male enhancement

Daily hot flash laundry pile

2:46 A.M. Sudden, overwhelming sense of despair. Blast furnace embedded under skin cranks up to eleven. Hot sweats. Uncontrollable shivers. Cold sweats. Drenched and freezing. Yelling “Fuck! Fuck, fuck, fuck!” Toweling off, changing clothes, changing sheets. Back to the Tempurpedic for two hours of sleepless ceiling-staring/channel-flipping. 6:30 A.M. Alarm goes off. Discombobulation commences. [Open appeal …

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Oct 15 2010

It’s Gratuitious Erotica Month!


So much has happened since the last time I bothered to post that I’m just going to ignore it all and start here. First it must be acknowledged that here at Spinster Aunt HQ we are suffering from Chilean Miner Fatigue. Yes, we’re as enchanted as the next aunt by the time-honored spectacle of extracting …

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Feb 18 2010

What I did on my Christmas vacation

A couple of months ago I had a near-death experience. Oh no, an autobiographical interlude! If I were some science blogger I’d probably say, “Hey, get your own fucking blog for that crap!” But you know how it is. Everythang I do gon be funky from now on, etc. The near-death experience was a 24-hour …

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