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Tale of Two Penises: 'Double Dick Dude' Lets It All Hang Out In New Memoir

January 6, 2015 in Blogs

By Carrie Weisman, AlterNet

Is two actually better than one?


“They both come at the same time, but if you're working on the left one you have to suck it out. The right one launches every time.”

No, it’s got nothing to do with astrophysics, nor does it refer to some kind of hyper ambidexterity. It speaks to a condition called diphallia, which afflicts men who are born with two penises. Diphallia is a rare diagnosis that’s only been assigned to around 100 men since the first case was reported by Johannes Jacob Wecker back in 1609. Princeton University reports that within the United States, only one in 5.5 million men are born with it.

Now one diphalliac, who goes by the name Double Dick Dude, has decided to go public with his story. His e-memoir. Double Header: My Life With Two Penises is now available on exclusively on Kindle. There, you can read all about the man with two 10-inch, uncircumcised penises.

Double Dick Dude (DDD for short) is a pretty apt alias. And it’s good he has one, because privacy seems to be at the top of this guy’s list. In an interview with Rolling Stone he explains, “If I were to reveal my identity, my life would never, ever be the same. Nothing would be the same for me again.”

He writes: “The best way and easiest way to explain it is like this: If Superman revealed to the world he was Clark Kent, he would never ever be left alone. Anyone he cared for would be scrutinized and a target. Anywhere he went, people would know who he was and have expectations of him. He would have no ‘alone’ time and freedom. If I went public and on camera, from that moment on I’d be the guy with two dicks, not me,” he added.

DDD first shared his story with the world around a year back. He found the perfect platform to do so while maintaining his anonymity: Reddit. There, he participated in an Ask Me Anything thread where he detailed life with two penises. He didn’t spare readers any details. He talked about …read more

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Sen. Rand Paul Appears on Fox's On The Record with Greta Van Susteren – January 5, 2015

January 6, 2015 in Politics & Elections

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The NYPD’s Mini-Rebellion, and the True Face of American Fascism

January 6, 2015 in Blogs

By Andrew O’Hehir, Salon

The NYC cop crisis taps into a vein of authoritarian longing — but the real risk of fascism may be harder to see.


In 1935, with Hitler and Mussolini forging a historic alliance in Europe and the world sliding toward war, Sinclair Lewis published the satirical novel “It Can’t Happen Here,”which depicted the rise of an indigenous American fascist movement. Lewis is a fine prose stylist, but this particular book has an overly melodramatic plot, and is highly specific to its era. It has not aged nearly as well as “Brave New World” or “1984,” and not many people read it today. (At the time, it was understood as an attack on Sen. Huey Longof Louisiana, the populist firebrand who was planning to run against Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1936, but was assassinated before he could do so.) But certain aspects of Lewis’ fascist America still resonate strongly. His clearest insight came in seeing that the authoritarian impulse runs strong and deep in American society, but that because of our unique political history and our confused national mythology, it must always be called by other names and discussed in other terms.

Oh, yeah — Happy New Year, everybody! Now let’s get back to fascism. When the “Corpo” regime installed by tyrannical President Buzz Windrip in “It Can’t Happen Here” strips Congress of its powers, tries dissidents in secret military courts and arms a repressive paramilitary force called the Minute Men, most citizens go along with it. (Yeah, some of that sounds familiar — we’ll get to that.) These draconian measures are understood as necessary to Windrip’s platform of restoring American greatness and prosperity, and even those who feel uncomfortable with Corpo policies reassure themselves that America is a special place with a special destiny, and that the terrible things that have happened in Germany and Italy and Spain are not possible here. No doubt the irony of Lewis’ title seems embarrassingly obvious now, but it was not meant to be subtle in 1935 either. His point stands: We still comfort ourselves with mystical nostrums about American specialness, …read more

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