Friday, February 27, 2009
Sqecial (pronouced Skecial) Media is the Lexington equivalent to A Different Light and The Oscar Wilde Bookshop. (But without all that sad closing business.)
For those of you in the area, please come join the party this Sunday March 1 as Sqecial celebrates its...
From the AP:
James Dobson resigns as Focus on the Family chair
By ERIC GORSKI – 1 hour ago
DENVER (AP) — The Associated Press has learned that James Dobson has resigned as chairman of the conservative Christian group Focus on the Family.
Jim Daly, president and chief executive officer of the Colorado Springs, Colo.-based ministry, said Friday that Dobson will continue to host the organization's flagship radio program and speak out on moral issues.
The departure of the 72-year-old Dobson as board chairman is part of a succession plan. He founded the group in 1977.
Dobson began relinquishing control of the group six years ago by stepping down as president and CEO.
Red River Gorge is an area just south and west of here (Lexington). It is very beautiful and includes Natural Bridge. I think the Monarch Butterflies migrate through the gorge as well. If you ever get a chance to come to Kentucky, be sure the Gorge is one of your places to see.
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Couldn't we all use some nekkid, wet Zac?
I wonder, does he sing in the shower too?
Also, you have to see my new addition to the xTube Hotties: L_DH's got some scary big hands. If it wasn't for digital cameras, I'd say he'd be some great composer with a reach bigger than Liszt.
See him here
I'm in L.A. now, so just give me the signal and I'll run through Warner Bros. studio screaming like a mad bitch asking them to stop the fucking madness! Stop it before more people's childhood memories are destroyed!!!! They are planning to remake the fucking NeverEnding Story! Does Falkor have a face that looks like it wants to be remade? It is perfect in every way already.
My 5-year-old self wants to come back and slap a whore or fifty. This has fucking ruined my day.
To be honest, I don't really care. I hated The Neverending Story. I wanted as a small child, sitting on my entranced father's lap, to slap the hell out of the actors who played Atreyu and Sebastian and that little bitch princess.
Given that the first movie (which YES has some value as opposed to the two sequels) is based on the first half of the book (believe me, the second half is way better), maybe this remake will be longer, and maybe Atreyu will finally have green skin.
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
The NHS has some new advice for people struggling to schedule a fitness routine into their daily lives - a workout between the sheets.
According to the NHS Direct website, "sexercise" can lower the risk of heart attacks and helps people live longer.
Endorphins released during orgasm stimulate immune system cells, which also helps target illnesses like cancer, as well as wrinkles, it states.
Give me silence, water, hope
Give me struggle, iron, volcanoes ~ Neruda
Give me struggle, iron, volcanoes ~ Neruda
This is the most beautiful place on earth.
There are many such places. Every man, every woman, carries in heart and mind the image of the ideal place, the right place, the one true home, known or unknown, actual or visionary. A houseboat in Kashmir, a view down Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn, a gray gothic farmhouse two stories high at the end of a red dog road in the Allegheny Mountains, a cabin on the shore of a blue lake in spruce and fir country, a greasy alley near the Hoboken waterfront, or even, possibly, for those of a less demanding sensibility, the world to be seen from a comfortable apartment high in the tender, velvety smog of Manhattan, Chicago, Paris, Tokyo, Rio or Rome - there's no limit to the human capacity for the homing sentiment. Theologians, sky pilots, astronauts have even felt the appeal of home calling to them from up above, in the cold black outback of interstellar space.
The personification of the natural is exactly the tendency I wish to suppress in myself, to eliminate for good. I am here not only to evade for a while the clamor and filth and confusion of the cultural apparatus but also to confront, immediately and directly if it's possible, the bedrock which sustains us. I want to be able to look at and into a juniper tree, a piece of quartz, a vulture, a spider, and see it as it is in itself, devoid of all humanly ascribed qualities, anti-Kantian, even the categories of scientific description. To meet God or Medusa face to face, even if it means risking everything human in myself. I dream of a hard and brutal mysticism in which the naked self merges with a nonhuman world and yet somehow survives still intact, individual, separate. Paradox and bedrock.
It seems the gay lit world will see another casualty. L.A.'s A Different Light bookstore, in the heart of West Hollywood's gay strip, will close its doors after 30 years.
Already we've lost the Oscar Wilde Bookshop
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Already just a few chapters into Edward Abbey's Desert Solitaire, I've grabbed my dictionary or dictionary.com far more than for any book I've read in a while.
- Catalysis - the causing or accelerating of a chemical change by the addition of a catalyst; an action between two or more persons or forces, initiated by an agent that itself remains unaffected by the action; also dissolution; degeneration; decay
- Corraded - (of a moving agent, as running water, wind, or a glacier) to erode by the abrasion of materials carried along; to disintegrate as a result of corrasion, as the rock underlying the brink of a waterfall
- Usufructuary - adj. of, pertaining to, or of the nature of usufruct; n. a person who has a usufruct property
- Thus, Usufruct - the right of enjoying all the advantages derivable from the use of something that belongs to another, as far as is compatible with the substance of the thing not being destroyed or injured
- Caduceus - the staff carried by Mercury as messenger of the gods
a. Winged rod with two serpents and leaves wound around it, called the Wand of Hermes (of which deity, it is an attribute).
b. Herald's rod, or wreathed olive-branch, originally wingless.
Monday, February 23, 2009
From Nick & Norah:
The mind has an ear of its own and sometimes memory is the fiercest fucking DJ alive.
From The First Liberal:
The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion. ~Tom Paine
U.S. Sen. Jim Bunning predicted over the weekend that U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg would likely be dead from pancreatic cancer within nine months.
During a wide-ranging 30-minute speech on Saturday at the Hardin County Republican Party's Lincoln Day Dinner, Bunning said he supports conservative judges "and that's going to be in place very shortly because Ruth Bader Ginsburg … has cancer."
"Bad cancer. The kind that you don't get better from," he told a crowd of about 100 at the old State Theater.
"Even though she was operated on, usually, nine months is the longest that anybody would live after (being diagnosed) with pancreatic cancer," he said.
The man's a fucking idiot! And he wonders why his talk of running again in 2010 is being ignored by Mitch "Fuckhead" McConnell and the RNC!
In other news:
Williams talks of U.S. Senate run
Yes, David Williams is another fuckhead, but if he beat Bunning in the primary, he'd be much easier to beat by whatever Democrat was running.
Killer of Gay Teen Michael Causer Acquitted!
What the FUCK!
Said Causer's mother at the protest: "We were so shocked at Friday’s judgement. “Michael was made out to be a thug in that trial. Gavin Alker claimed he acted in self defence. Michael weighed seven and a half stone. He couldn’t have hurt a fly. If anyone acted in self defence that night it was Michael. I want someone to explain to me how a lad who worked in an old people’s home for free to try to bring some joy into their lives, who called bingo numbers, who volunteered for the British Lung Foundation’s Breathe Easy scheme can be a thug. How can we be betrayed by the justice system in such a manner? All we have now are memories. I am determined to fight this, to find a way to bring about a private prosecution. In my mind that verdict was incorrect and what Judge King said about Michael was wrong. I am determined to fight this for him. I don’t care what the cost is."
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Saturday, February 21, 2009
I've been working since 8:30 this morning, and I'm about to go serve pizza to a bunch of UK and Tennessee fans - I think I need a little bump of energy.
OH! To be in bed with a book and a beau! :)