Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Don't worry beardy boys (and Bruno Gmünder), just 'cause I shaved doesn't mean I'm mad at you!
How could I bear anything but the most beardific appreciation after receiving a beardiful book on the history of gay facial hair-- so happy I made two GIFs. I might not have much of a beard myself these days, but that didn't stop me from pretending:
"Beards" journeys thru time (with heavy emphasis on the 1970's) to tell the "unshaved history" of mankind's warmest facial fashion feature. Find out more at Bruno Gmünder. Oh yes! And thank you to Bruno Gmünder for sending me a free copy of the book. A sample from inside:
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Well, not a "prince" exactly, but a burly animated hunk. Rarely do I have a clean-shaven doppelgänger, let alone a Disney character. BSD reader Brian discovered this doppelgänger, "Kristoff" from the new Disney movie "Frozen", while scoping out diversions with his niece this past holiday weekend. I'm told it's well worth a visit to the theaters.
Grab your carabiners and climbing harnesses boys and girls. I see a big, steep mountain over yonder to . . . well. . . mount. ;-)
You can't photograph length head on . . . or can you?
Boner for Book "The Unphotographable" courtesy of BSD reader "C" from San Marcos.
Hi C.* Thanks. ;-)
*Just for that bad joke, I'll post a few of the moderately less-endowed rejects:
Monday, December 9, 2013
Is it just me, or would one of these portraits by photographer Kelly Grider look extra HOT on an easel at my funeral? Maybe some inspired young graphic designer out there could throw together a mock program sheet? Please include an inspirational quote from Comrade Lenin (or Señor Zedong-- your pick) and LOTS of morose (yet heroic) hammers and sickles (and maybe a dildo or two). If I might also request an a capella rendition of "The Internationale" to start the service and "Oh Freedom" to close. :-)
I mean, what does a funeral for a 30-foot dying communist merman look like after after all?
You tell me.
Ponder my elegant aquiline coffin (with the sumptuous curve of an eagle's piscine-starved beak graciously accommodating my noble tale. . . err, tail) and cough it up. :-)
We still ain't hit the goal. Don't let the dream die!
"The Internationale", Okinawa-style (my favorite rendition):
The original French, "L'Internationale", sung by Rosalie Dubois:
And an English version, by Joey Only Outlaw Band-- since my real funeral will likely be held in the United States where most people don't speak Japanese or French (like me):
And last, but not least, "Oh Freedom", sung by the The Princely Players:
One final rendition, by Harry Belafonte. Sing it Sister!
Sunday, December 8, 2013
Who else could have predicted the future of California in 2003 but Bruce Weber-- married to a women, perpetually obsessed with pretty surfer bois. From the current issue of Hero Magazine, "California Future":
From the "G Series" by artist Ignacio Torres, part of the exhibition "EL CUERPO QUE VESTIMOS" at the Sculpture Garden Museum in Veracruz, Mexico. "El cuerpo" explores gender stereotypes and fashion and stars the work of fellow performer Buck Angel.