People will always be enthralled by the exotic, the strange and the unique. The variability of humanity, the numerous iterations of human beings through the millennia, generations upon generations. It’s truly astounding. And as humanity is complicated, so is human sexuality. Sometimes a man wants a tall woman, a short woman, a skinny woman, a curvy woman. I’m not sure exactly what women want, but in America these days I think both men and women appreciate the exotic Eurasian or afro-asian racial mixes. Black and white mixes, this can be pretty sexy. When it comes to the exotic, the minority, anything that sticks out from our homogenous or monochromatic population pool, it’s more appealing.

Personally I like reds. Like Zipco. Pale and fiery [harharhar]. Like one of my favorite females in the adult industry, who by the way crossed over as I’m sure y’all know into some fashion modeling with her SMOKING hot pictorial in American Apparel back in 2010, Faye Reagan.

HOLY SHIT I just found this.

Now Faye Reagan is special, but she still only has one vagina.

Over all the numerous iterations of human beings over the millennia there were even more exciting examples of the exotic.

Take for instance the case of Myrtle Corbin:

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Josephine Myrtle Corbin was born May 12, 1868 in Lincoln County, Tennessee. She was what the medical people called a dipygus. That means she was double from the waist down. Below her navel, she had two of everything. She had two pelvises and four legs [...] She was examined by several area physicians and her case was written up in medical journals of the time.

Doctors at the University of Nashville described her head and trunk as belonging to a well-developed, healthy, and active infant of about five weeks, but the lower part of the spinal column was divided resulting in four legs and two separate excretory and reproductive systems.

In spite of her deformity, Myrtle Corbin was able to live a full life. She found a career, and she even found love …

As Myrtle got older she grew to depend on her outside legs for walking and support. Her inside legs never developed to any degree although they retained sensation and could be moved about. Her right foot was
clubbed. The smaller legs only had three toes on each foot …

Myrtle hit the big time about the time she reached the age of 14. Her father got her a contract to appear with P.T. Barnum’s traveling exhibitions at the unusually high salary of $250 per week. She spent the next few
years as one of Barnum’s most popular acts. However, the teenage girl was growing weary of all the attention and curiosity given to what was going on underneath her skirt.

Myrtle was fairly attractive, had musical aptitude and because of extensive traveling, she was culturally refined for a girl raised in rural Blount County.

No doubt she turned down some would be suitors who were more interested in her money-making ability as opposed to any real romantic interest and she ended up marrying her brother-in-law, a doctor. The year after she was married, she started complaining of pains in her side, nausea, headaches and fever, and a fickle appetite.

A doctor visited and pronounced her pregnant on her left side. Myrtle told the doctor she could believe the diagnosis if he said she was pregnant on her right side.

Okay, wait a second. So, let’s think about how this conversation went down:

Myrtle to Doctor:

“Doc, I feel like crap, I’m puking everywhere, I can’t eat, I feel terrible.”

Doctor to Myrtle:

“Dear, I think you’re pregnant on your left side.”

Myrtle to Doctor:

Doc, that’s not possible!! James loves to bang my right vagina lately, it’s something about the angle!!

In any event, it was a troubled pregnancy. A few weeks later they believed her life was in danger, the recommendation was an abortion.

Nevertheless, Myrtle recovered quickly. Over the next several years, she gave birth to seven more children.

But James was not married to either vagina. It was reported some of the children were born from one side and some from the other.
An unconventional couple such as themselves certainly liked to mix things up in the bedroom!

Myrtle reentered show business in 1909. She was appeared at Huber’s Museum in New York at the age of 41 in 1909.

It had been more than 20 years since last she had put herself out for public exhibition. Of course, she was an immediate hit. In her childhood she had learned something about showmanship. She would often dress the extra limbs with socks and shoes matching the other more normal looking limbs. She continued to perform with Ringling Brothers and appeared at Coney Island.

Soon she was making $450 a week. She continued making appearances for a few more years and gradually seemed to retire from the business. In 1928 she developed a skin infection on her right leg. A doctor in Cleburne diagnosed erysipelas, or a streptococcal infection. Myrtle died a week later on 6 May 1928. The paper said many of the older people in her old county would remember her when she was a youngster. She was polite girl from Blount County who just happened to have four legs. Josephine Myrtle Corbin Bicknell was proof that even in the 19th century a woman with a severe deformity could have a successful career, be a wife and a mother, and be a little kinky in the bedroom!

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Now that’s an exotic lady!

RAJAI HAKKI

[adapted from a less spicy source]

GOOSEBUMPS “SCARED TO SEE A DOCTOR” RECORD RELEASE SHOW AT 538 JOHNSON (FULL SETS FROM GOOSEBUMPS, AJAX, MERCENARY, LIBYANS, AND LA MISMA)

Like an episode of Jerry Springer, but with more fireworks.

FIGHT CLUB: THE BEST OF FRIDAY NIGHT THROWDOWN

Following the news of Throwdown’s return at SXSW this year with a Texas vs. NYC event, it seems only appropriate to take a look back at the history of Friday Night Throwdown, and the coverage we’ve had of it here on Superchief over the years. For the uninitiated; Friday Night Throwdown wasn’t just NYC’s best underground boxing event, it was NYC’s best underground party.

TEXAS VS. NYC: THROWDOWN RETURNS AT SXSW THIS YEAR

The organization that brought Ford models, Marines and Bloods together for New York’s best underground party is bringing their business to Austin, and bringing with them a Texas vs. NYC event…and Superchief will be covering the whole thing, from start to finish.

THIS APRIL: SUPERCHIEF GALLERY NYC PRESENTS JOHN FELIX ARNOLD III’S “EXCORRIGIA | THE SCOURGE”

From the world of UNSTOPPABLE TOMORROW, Superchief Gallery NYC returns this spring with John Felix Arnold III’s EXCORRIGIA | THE SCOURGE, an exhibition of new works in painting, drawing, mixed media, installation, and sound. The exhibition will run from April 3 through April 13, and there will be an opening reception on Thursday, April 3 from 6-10pm at CultureFix on 9 Clinton Street.

HIGH ON HUNGER: JANE CHARDIET

“High on Hunger” is Jane Chardiet’s new zine, featuring personal essay, photography and interviews with 12 artists, including some of our favorites, about their 2013 and their artistic goals in the new year, along with photographs of each licking fire. It’s good stuff, so I asked Jane about her 2013, because turnabout’s fair play and that’s how the game works.

12 O’ CLOCK BOYS (BALTIMORE STREETBIKE REALNESS)

Whatever your city is doing, what the homies out in B-More are doing is 10x as crazy. 12 O’ Clock Boys is one of the hardest movies we’ve seen in a long time, hands down, exploring a city and a culture that just doesn’t give a fuck (and featuring Baltimore himies like Schwarz on the soundtrack) the film gets more done in it’s 75 minutes than most documentaries do in twice that.

TAPE BAG #1: I HAVEN’T GOTTEN OFF MY COUCH IN DAYS.

Talking shit on random tapes cuz I wanna. Round one: Mongrel, Skinny Puppy, Madonna, Gowanus Mutant Kommandos, Temple of the Dog and MORE.

R.I.P RICKY LUANDA OF CHAIN GANG

Ricky Luanda of the experimental NYC punk band Chain Gang, one of the coolest bands ever, passed away earlier this week from esophogeal cancer. Watch 10 minutes of the bands’ rare, legendary, batshit crazy 1980′s film “MONDO MANHATTAN” right here.

ALWAYS KEEP THE CAMERA RUNNING: MAKS SUSKI’S VIDEOS OF THE NYC MUSIC SCENE

Maks Suski has been hard at work documenting live music in NYC on video for the last 4 years; we asked him to compile a list of some of his favorite videos that he’s shot, a list that includes Japanther, Action Bronson, Death Grips, Culo, Crystal Castles, Limp Wrist, Black Pus and more.

THERE IS A TINY LEG A QUARTER OF AN INCH BELOW YOUR TENTH RIB.

“Although Tiny Leg’s sound owes much of it’s inspiration to the Oakland glucose and thumbtrack scenes of the mid-nineties, and has been called by HotFridge magazine ‘a thumbcore homage to the sound of Velvet Curtis and Taco’ and ‘a slick-stale, neo-juicy, post-hipster alchemy, somewhere in between gluke-wave and puke-base’ by PeckerwoodsToday, those sentences are too journalistic and not souague enough, if one may permit my french.”

DAWN OF HUMANS, HANK WOOD & THE HAMMERHEADS, AND PHARMAKON PLAYED PS1 SATURDAY NIGHT (FULL SETS)

PUNK NOT ART NOISE NOT MUSIC ACK ACK ACK ACK

TOD SEELIE’S “BRIGHT NIGHTS” BOOK RELEASE & PHOTO SHOW AT SUPERCHIEF GALLERY AT CULTUREFIX (VIDEO)

Tod Seelie’s book release and photo show at Superchief Gallery at CultureFix was a celebration of the last 15 years of New York’s underground, for sure; but it also kept an eye on the future.

FUCKED UP CLOSED OUT 285 KENT’S LAST SHOW (FULL SET)

285 Kent finished it’s run last Sunday night; check out full video of Fucked Up’s headlining set right here.

SUPERCHIEF GALLERY AT MIAMI ART BASEL 2013: WILL SMITH CAN SUCK IT.

Superchief Gallery’s showing at Select Fair 2013 is even bigger, better and more batshit crazy than our 2012 showing was – check out photos here, and for homies in Miami, we’ll be at the Catalina Hotel all this week!

STACY KRANITZ’S SKATOPIA (50+ Photos From a Burnout’s Paradise)

Photographer Stacy Kranitz recently journeyed to Skatopia, a famed 88 acre skate park/commune in Ohio which was founded in 1995, documented in the 2010 film of the same name, and once described by writer Kevin Duffel as “a demented mess that meets halfway between an anarchistic Mad Maxian Thunderdome and a utopian skateboard society.” Goddamn if it isn’t one of the best things we’ve ever seen.