330: Indecision

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Hey, I don't make the rules. It's in the book.
Title text: Hey, I don't make the rules. It's in the book.


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Two friends have apparently been sitting around for more than an hour and have not yet settled on something to do. Thus, one grabs some sort of all-encompassing rule book that offers a solution, in this case, sexual experimentation. Crisco is a brand of shortening, which is commonly used for any fat that is solid at room temperature. In this instance it's implied that it's being used as a sexual lubricant.


Cueball: So what do you want to do?
Friend: Still no ideas.
Cueball: Wait, I think there's a rule about this.
[Cueball goes to bookshelf and removes a book called "Rules".]
[The book of rules is opened to the following:
RULE social.b.99.1
If friends spend more than 60 minutes deciding what to do, they must default to sexual experimentation.]
[Cueball is standing, holding the book. The friend is in the process of standing up.]
Cueball: Huh.
Friend: I did not know that rule.
Cueball: Me neither.
Friend: I'll go get the Crisco.

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- I think it went along the lines "if two persons share an eye contact longer than X seconds they are either going to fight or fuck." 16:30, 15 December 2014 (UTC)

- The author of this "explanation" is clearly heterosexual and not particularly kinky. Crisco is COMMONLY used as a sexual lubricant for the act of anal fisting, particularly in the gay community. ~ Remy

- Perhaps we could replace "is not commonly used as a sexual lubricant" with "is not intended for use as a sexual lubricant". -- 15:56, 21 July 2015 (UTC)
- Commercial lubricants are still more common. The fact that you refer to something as both kinky and common makes little sense. -- Flewk (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

I think it's an allusion to The Rules: Time-tested Secrets for Capturing the Heart of Mr. Right book. 08:03, 23 February 2016 (UTC)