Monday, October 31, 2005

Season of the Witch

Happy Halloween everybody!

Just a friendly reminder to all of you dressing up as witches: do not forget that most important accessory, the third nipple, or witch's tit. Yes, your costume is not complete without that extra nipple you use to nurse your familiar. Of course, if you're going to a party where the subject is not likely to come up, I suppose you could forego it, but you'd know. And you'd only be cheating yourself.

Full information on marks of a witch (including superfluous nipples) is here in case you're going for full realism this year. My older post on extra nipples being the Devil's Mark has some more info too.

Hope you have a great Halloween - this year I'm dressing as a three-nippled freak!

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Spotted Nipples

Extra nipples are not often mentioned in polite conversation. Actually, even in rude conversation, third nipples rarely pop up. As a result, finding fresh information about superfluous nipples is not as easy as it sounds, in case it sounded easy to you. You'd think that with about one in eighteen people having one, you'd hear more about them. Sadly, many people keep it hidden away. Doing my part to keep it real, here's what I've found today.

Third Nipple is an avant-garde band with a CD for sale at CDBaby.

Someone else has an information page about superfluous nipples.

What is The Third Nipple? There. Now you know.

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Artemis of Ephesus

Yowza! That's a lot of nipples!

In a previous post I mentioned Atremis of Ephesus, a Greek goddess who, at Ephesus, in Turkey, was worshipped more as a fertility goddess than we generally associate with Artemis. Her temple was one of the Ancient Wonders of the World. Today she is a very important pagan figure.

As you may have noticed, she is sometimes represented with rows and rows of breasts - again as a fertility symbol. "Third Nipple" seems a little inadequate for her.

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Nipples of the Gods

In an episode of Friends, Julie says "You know, in some cultures having a third nipple is actually a sign of virility. You get the best huts and women dance naked around you." Oh, if that were only true. My hut is rather humble and the only naked dancer in the area is my nubile wife. Hey wait, maybe she's got something.

I've been looking for more documentation about what other cultures have traditionally thought about third nipples and found this one:

The occurrence of supernumerary nipples has been documented since Roman times and featured in legends and ethnic mythology prior to that time. Supernumerary nipples, and particularly polymastia, were attributed to increased femininity and fertility. Ancient artists depicted the goddess of Artemis of Ephesus and the Phoenician goddess of fertility, Astrate, like other ancient deities, as having row upon row of breasts on their chests. Supernumerary nipples in men were a sign of virility and endowed them with divine powers. Nowadays, film stars expose their extra nipples in the cinema with this same effect.

Now other than Mark Wahlberg, I can't really think of any other film stars who have displayed a third nipple in the cinema. And his virility and "divine powers?" I really can't say. One thing I do like, however, is that the website quoted above - - interjected a bit of humour in their medical information.

Friday, October 07, 2005

Another Myth Exposed

I found this posting on a website the other day and just have to share it.

I was discussing with O. the signifcance of people who are born with three nipples. We went over the people we had known who had had three nipples. He told me he knew a boy when we was growing up who had nine nipples. Apparently, his mother had used a vibrator when he was still in the womb and the vibrations had caused him to have extra nipples. I commented that at least his mother wasn't stressed out which would have caused some other possibly more serious symptom in the boy.

People, that theory is not worth the pixels it's printed on. Vibrators do not cause moms to give birth to extra-nippled babies. If that were the case, then we would not have seen people with three nipples (or nine!) before 1902, the year the first vibrator was patented. And we'd have a lot more people walking around with happy moms and a third nipple. Or a ninth...

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Brian Jones - The Nipples of the Rolling Stone

I found an article on "the connection between Mia Farrow, Sharon Tate, Charles Manson, and The Beatles" that lays out some facts along with some interesting speculation.

One of the most interesting things, from the point of view of someone with three nipples, is the claim that Brian Jones of The Rolling Stones had an extra nipple!

Kenneth Anger and the Stones members had met in London 1967. Author Tony Sanchez, one of the group's friends, describes that Rolling Stones' Mick Jagger and Keith Richards (who attended Polanski's and Tate's wedding in 1967), and their girlfriends Marianne Faithfull and Anita Pallenberg, "listened spellbound as Anger turned them on to Aleister Crowley's powers and ideas". Anger had wanted to cast for Lucifer Rising Mick Jagger as Lucifer and Keith Richards as Beelzebub, but the Stones weren't keen on the idea. Anger claims Jagger agreed at first, then changed his mind.

Anita Pallenberg had met the Rolling Stones in 1965. She immediately began sexual relations with three out of the five members of the group. Anger, commenting on Anita, said, "I believe that Anita is, for want of a better word, a witch.... The occult unit within the Stones was Keith and Anita.... and Brian Jones. You see, Brian was a witch too." Anger says Jones had a third nipple, on his inner thigh; the extra nipple traditionally considered a certain sign of being a witch.

Fact or fiction? Well, supernumerary nipples tend to appear along the milk lines starting at the underarm and running down toward the abdomen - not on the thigh. However, stranger things have happened.

Sunday, October 02, 2005

X-tra Nipple

First Phish, now the Ass Ponys.
On their album Some Stupid With a Flare Gun (2000) the Ass Ponys have a song called X-tra Nipple.

scatman crothers he and i are brothers
he’s got an x-tra nipple and i’m fascinated

that moms mabley i heard she had a baby
it’s got an x-tra nipple and i’m fascinated

i’m so fascinated by these special people

frank langella he’s my kind of fella
he’s got an x-tra nipple and i’m fascinated

bo-bo-barigmy chicks they really dig me
i’ve got an x-tra nipple and they’re fascinated

here’s my folded finger church and here’s the steeple
i’m so fascinated by these special people

So, to bring us up to date on our list of people with extra nipples, it looks like Scatman Crothers, Frank Langella, and Moms Mabley are all in the club. I'm sure that Chuck Cleaver of the Ass Ponys did his homework. Better add him to the third nipple list too.

Moms Mabley

I haven't found anything to confirm that Moms Mabley had three nipples (or that her children did - the song lyrics are a bit obscure) but I'll put it up here in hopes that someone can give me more data. She still holds the record for the biggest selling comedy album by a woman ever.

For background info on Moms Mabley, click here, and here.

Frank Langella

Again, the song says he has a third nipple, but I couldn't personally say. Frank has had a great career in some wonderful roles: Dracula, Zorro, Sherlock Holmes, Skeletor. Next up is Perry White in the new Superman movie.

More facts on Frank Langella are here and here.

Scatman Crothers

Scatman Crothers? I didn't know that he and I were brothers! Cool. Tragically axed by Jack Nicholson in The Shining (What a shock! He lives in the book!), he is also the voice of Cool Cat in The Aristocats and the supercool Hong Kong Phooey. Also Jazz in The Transformers, but that's not nearly as cool. More facts on Scatman Crothers (still no confirmation on that superfluous nipple) are here and here.