Friday, February 29, 2008

Everyone else is doing it...

I have:

1)Slept with Chi Chi LaRue.

2)Had sex with a Titan porn star.

3)Never eaten a Brussel Sprout.

4)Acted in TWO separate productions of "The Music Man".

5)Sold sex toys to Eddie Money but didn't realize it at the time because I wasn't a fan of his and didn't know what he looked like.

6)Been to every state west of the Mississippi except Montana.

7)the honor of saying I was a protestor at the FIRST protest against hate-monger Fred Phelps and his Westboro Church in Topeka Kansas.

8)the joy of being 4 degrees of separation from Kevin Bacon and I can do it with TWO separate paths. (in the real version, it's acting with KB in film; in my version, it's anything to do with the entertainment business)

9)worked on the same radio equipment that Johnny Carson worked on, at the University of Nebraska.

10)(shamefully) driven drunk across the Canadian border.

Nate Frizzell at Paper Tiger

New online print store "Paper Tiger" is selling limited edition prints from some amazing artists at some amazing prices. Here are my two favorite pieces from the site, both from artist Nate Frizzell.

The first piece, True Believer, is a 16'x20' giclee print, from a limited edition of 50 and retails for $100.

The second piece, The Catch is smaller, an 11'x14' giclee print but with an edition of only 10 and it retails for $60.

Check out Paper Tiger here:
I got the headsup from Juxtapoz, the best modern art magazine in the world:
And Nate Frizzell has a blog at:
And he's repped by Project Gallery LA at this site:

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Movies I've Never Seen

Over at Jeffrey Wells's blog, Hollywood Elsewhere, he's posted a piece about San Francisco Chronicle movie critic Mick LaSalle and a piece that LaSalle wrote last Sunday where he admitted he hadn't seen Blade Runner, To Kill A Mockingbird, Young Frankenstein or 2001: A Space Odyysey despite having had a 20+ year career as a film critic. He went on to review Young Frankenstein, which he didn't much care for, and 2001, which he found boring. This has led to a big discussion on the comments thread at Hollywood Elsewhere for that piece and people admitting to classic films they haven't seen. I admit I'm shocked that an experienced film critic for a major daily paper in a major US city hasn't seen these films but I have to admire him for admitting the error of his ways. I think all movie buffs would have to admit they have quite a few major films they may have been remiss in not viewing for one reason or another, usually due to a lack of interest in the subject, or the actors or other talent involved or even lack of opportunity to see the film. (but I WAS shocked by the number of people on the comment thread who admitted to NOT having seen some HUGE films like Gone With the Wind and Citizen Kane.)

As for me, my embarrassment list would have to be:

Most of John Ford since I'm not a fan of "guy" movies in general and westerns in particular, nor am I a John Wayne fan. Also, most classic westerns in general including Hawks' Red River and Rio Lobo.

Capra's It Happened One Night (I've seen parts, but not all)

An American in Paris (too much dancing)

Bridge on the River Kwai and Lawrence of Arabia (too macho and too long)

I'm not sure I actually have seen ALL of 2001 myself...maybe

Chinatown...I own it, but I've never watched all of it...SHOCKING, I know!

Most big studio films of the last 15 years or so...I just don't care for most "Hollywood" movies, even the so-called artier ones...I haven't seen Dances with Wolves, or Braveheart or A Beautiful Mind. Recently, I haven't seen Michael Clayton, nor do I really want to...I'm not that keen on people in suits, talking about problems movies.

And there are TONS of big foreign movies I haven't seen, but that's not as shocking, in my eyes. I've never seen a Kurosawa or Fellini film from start to finish and the only Bergman movie I've seen in full, (and loved) is Fanny and Alexandra.

And, I haven't seen Berlin Alexanderplatz yet, (I've seen almost ALL of Fassbinder) but my excuse for that is, it was hard to see for many years, and I currently can't afford to buy the Criterion produced DVD which only came out a few months ago.

Now that I've got that off my chest, maybe I'll do a column on classic movies I HAVE seen, and actively dislike...

(uh, yeah, The Third Man, I mean YOU)

Hmmm...I think I'll go to The Saturday Morning Cartoon Show

at Ouch My Eye Gallery on Saturday, instead of the Erotic's FREE!!

Their website is a bit glitchy; I can't pull up any pictures of the art for this show, but it SOUNDS interesting and I've never been to this gallery...

Here's their website with info for this show:

They have some future shows that sound interesting as well.

Seattle Erotic Art Show is Saturday, March 1st and ONE DAY ONLY

this year. Here's the info:

Come Celebrate our Sixth Year
March 1st 6pm-2am
Seattle Center Exhibition Hall (Mercer Street @ 3rd Ave N)
$20 in advance, $25 at the door.
No host bar. 21+ with valid photo ID

Here's the website:

As I said in my earlier post on this, I'm not thrilled that Aleksa Manilla is hosting and $20/25 is pretty steep for a show that wasn't very good last year. I'm debating on whether or not to go to this.

UPDATE: I looked further at the website. I'm completely underwhelmed by the art and the artists involved, and it's the same old goddamned entertainment they have EVERY year, including lots of burlesque which I used to like but it's the same people doing the same thing over and over! And the Virgin project thing is back again!
This group needs some new blood and some fucking new curators; it's fucking sad when erotic art is boring!

Opening tonite: Romeo & Juliet at the Balagan Theatre

underneath the new Agnes Lofts at 12th and Pike and running Thurs/Fri/Sat/Sun through March 22nd. Here's a blurb from their website:

The foiled comedy. The unexpected tragedy. For four centuries, people have looked at Romeo and Juliet as one of the greatest love stories of all time. Crossing generations and cultures with its ever-relevant themes of love, hate, and rifts within a society, the excellent and lamentable tragedy has resonances that can be found in texts as old as the Bhagavad Gita and the Bible. Regardless of time and place, the dualities of hate and love, dark and light, and unity and division are ever-present elements of society. Romeo and Juliet is a story of humanity, of finding love within a world of hate, and of the ability human beings have to inspire change within one another. Balagan Theatre puts the focus on that story as it tells the tale of the star-crossed lovers and the impact they make upon the hate-riddled world around them.

Go to the website for more info and to purchase tickets:

I saw their first production in their new home, Caryl Churchill's Cloud Nine, back in October. It was...ok, but I'll give them the benefit of the doubt since they weren't finished building out the theatre and it was a rough space. Oh, and be warned, this is a small theatre. When I was there, it seemed like it seated about 80 people, so if you're claustrophobic or have issues with actors being right in your face, this may NOT be the venue for you. I have to struggle with that myself; I don't like being able to see the actors sweat...unless it's Javier Bardem and Clive Owen. I'm not familiar with any of the cast except for the excellent Rebecca Davis, who's a regular at Re-bar's Brown Derby series of movie spoofs. I only know her for her comedic work, so I'm guessing she might be playing the Nurse, the only moderately 'funny' role in the play. I think I'm going to check this out, but not this weekend...I'll give them a week to work the kinks out.

Banksy at Andipa Gallery, London through March 29


"Kate Moss"


"Soup Can Orange"

Derivitive or not?

Yes, and's easy to hommage Warhol but Banksy does it with some wit. Here's hoping he can move beyond Warholian imagery and eventually create something new and different.
Pictures from the Juxtapoz website:

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

The perfect male star, according to the Daily Mail:

Another entrant has created the ultimate Hollywood hunk using David Beckham's body and stubble, Lost star Ian Somerhalder's eyes, Ben Affleck's nose and cheekbones, Jake Gyllenhaal's mouth and Chad Michael Murray's hair.

see more examples at:

The Vatican's version of the Stranger, L' Osservatore Romano, pans

"There Will Be Blood" and "No Country for Old Men" for portraying an "America without hope" and praises "Juno" for its "brave openess"....The writer goes on to criticize the Oscars for awarding such negative movies and gives kudos for the Independent Spirit awards for honoring "Juno" and "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly", another praiseworthy movie in their opinion that "tells about the beauty of life".

I dunno; I have this bizarre image of Father Guido Sarducci hanging out at the Independent Spirit Awards and hanging out with Diablo Cody backstage having cocktails and pillaging through the gimme bags...

Check out the original story here:

DILF: Ben Cohen poses with one of his twin daughters

and recreating a famous poster image from the '80s....The combination of sexy, fit, handsome masculinity and loving, emotional tenderness is incredibly hot. It's the sexual equivalent of eating choclate covered pretzels; combinations that seem opposite but actually complement each other.

Which just makes me hungry for one of my favorite snacks, (other than Ben Cohen), a glass of milk with a bag of Ghiradelli Bittersweet Chocolate Chips and a bag of Plain Goldfish some chips, then some crackers and wash down with icy, cold milk...YUM!

I just ate a cracker given to me by a friend at work,

and it fucking had ROSEMARY in it!?!?!? Why would you ruin a perfectly good snack treat by going and adding a noxious weed with a neverending aftertaste?

If I had wanted a mouthful of stuffing, I would have run to the store and grabbed a box of Stove Top...

I hate rosemary.

I like Rosemary Clooney and Rose-Marie and Rosemary's Baby, but the fuckin' herb; forget it.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

I've made a terrible mistake...

I was trying to find this adorable cat photo online and I knew it was called, "I'm pooping" but I stupidly only typed in "pooping" in the Google images search engine...

Believe me, you NEVER, EVER want to do that!

And speaking of cats, I'm really tired today because one of my cats was hogging the covers last night and the other cat kept running around the house wailing, which always freaks me out because I wonder if he's trying to tell me that an earthquake is coming...needless to say, I did NOT get enough restful sleep last night.

WTF! Jane Russell is alive?!?!?!

I pride myself on my movie knowledge but even I was shocked to discover that Hollywood legend Jane Russell, the star of "The Outlaw" and "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" is still alive and kicking at age 86. Here she is pictured at the Oscars and looking pretty good. She hasn't made a film, or even a bra commercial for years but keeps herself in the public eye with occasional appearances on the revolting "Praise the Lord" show on TBN...maybe basking in the nuclear glow from Jan Crouch has helped keep Jane looking younger than her years.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Oh, and Cameron Diaz SUCKS!!

I've never been a big fan of hers, (she's ok in dumb comedies but she's dreadful if she tries to act, ie, "Gangs of New York") and I don't think she's that cute so I thought it was humorous when she was introduced as beautiful and talented last night at the Oscars, when I don't think she's either. And since she's known in Hollywood for her bad skin and it's a chore for the cinematographers on her films to get her to look movie-star good, I have good reason to be appalled at her performance when she was announcing the winner of the Cinematography award. She was trying to be cute, but ended up sounding snarky and not very respectful towards the nominees and their craft. I kinda half hoped that the winner, Robert Elswit for "There Will Be Blood", would have snapped at her after receiving his Oscar and told her to NOT expect very well lit closeups for awhile on any future films, but he had sense enough to resist. Cinematographer are a dime a dozen in Hollywood, even Oscar winning ones, and are easily replaced, but airheaded blonde actresses who give good head are hard to find....right?

UPDATE: oh, yeah, and I forgot her blithering abut "Sunrise" the brilliant FW Murnau film from 1927. Was someone else supposed to present this award (an actor with either enough intelligence to have seen "Sunrise" or at least pretend to have been familiar with it), or did the writers for the Oscars have the idea that it would be funny to have the dumbest actress in Hollywood reference one of the most beautiful and brilliant films of all time? Regardless, she came off as ignorant and disrespectful. Isn't her 15 minutes of fame about finished?

The Oscars: Dull but thank god 'NCFOM' did well, esp..

my beloved Javier Bardem who came with his mama, Pilar, who's a pretty amazing woman. Check out this story in the LA Times about her:,1,1712273.story

And I swear, during the pre-show stuff, that senile old Regis Philben referred to Javier Bardem as Xavier. And since I don't have cable, I missed Gary Busey running amuck on the red carpet and molesting various interviews and flumoxing poor Ryan Seacrest which isn't that difficult to do... And why is Gary Busey even allowed to be ON the red carpet? He's no longer famous enough to warrant red carpet treatment. He needs to be in the pleb line with the execs and the sound editors and the Karen Black type has-beens...

And obviously I'm thrilled that the Coen's won for screenplay, director and film. For once, the Oscars got it right. And the Coen's were very dry and funny on stage and didn't make corny acceptance speeches.

The show itself, was a bit dull though Jon Stewart tried his best to keep it entertaining. I hope he doesn't get blamed for the dismal ratings; it would be disastrous if they asked back the puerile Billy Crystal or Whoopi Goldberg to host...

And the song performances were dreadful. Why couldn't they have combined the "Enchanted" songs into one BRIEF number? And the winners, for the song from "Once", were adorable, but the song itself, was a dirge.

Couldn't we just eliminate this category? Is it really necessary?

And the botox abuse is pandemic in Hollywood and must be stopped. Nicole Kidman seems to have been replaced by a Nicole Kidman sexbot sometime during the last couple years. Maybe she was done in by her leftover fembot from that shitty remake of "The Stepford Wives" from a few years back? Also appalling: John Travolta and his abuse of hair dye. His hair looked like it was painted on his head using a stencil and some Krylon...

Friday, February 22, 2008

Madge Allsop, dead at age 100

Dame Edna fans around the world mourn the loss of actress Emily Perry who portrayed Dame Edna's long-suffering bridesmaid and dogsbody Madge Allsop beginning in 1987 and featured on both Dame Edna's interview show "The Dame Edna Experience" and on the subsequent quiz show, "Dame Edna's Neigborhood Watch".

She's pictured here, on the left, with Ozzy Osbourne and Dame Edna.

Here's the obit from the BBC:

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Sorry but sometimes I write things on Slog I want to put on my own blog...

So please excuse the repeat..

The Ballard Denny's Landmark Designation discussion has officially entered the Slog Overkill Hall of Fame. It was joyously welcomed to the club by "ECB's Bird Flu: It's Gonna Gitcha!", "Mudede's Photos of Hot African Babes", "Various Sundry Vicious and Potentially Misogynistic Attacks Against ECB" and lots and lots of stories about "Pit Bulls and Negligent Parents: Who's Putting the Baby in the Microwave?"

All involved had a party at Moe's and got drunk and tried to take advantage of "Christopher Frizzelle's Big Penis".
Several West Seattle threads bitterly complained that the Slog Overkill Hall of Fame NEVER has events in West Seattle and vowed to stay home next time, but no one cared. Oh, and "Various Semi-Nude Pictures of Hot Men" drank too many Manhattans and ended up going home with a tired, clapped out "Monorail: the Future of Seattle!" and "Liberty: Best Bar on 15th Street!" and had a nasty threeway which ended badly and flaccidly for all those involved.

Posted by michael strangeways | February 21, 2008 3:44 PM

It's about time...David Sedaris has a new book coming out!

"When You Are Engulfed In Flames" comes out June 3rd, 2008 and he'll be in Seattle on the 23rd and 24th to do readings at Elliot Bay and Third Place Books.

Now if we can just get Amy to put out something new...

Thanks to the damned Pepsi commercial, "What is Love" is stuck in my head...

I actually like the song, but it doesn't need to be stuck in replay mode in my head...But everytime I see the commercial I do think how nice it is for Haddaway. If you're going to be a one-hit wonder, at least have a hit that's going to produce a lot of money for you to act as your nest egg for the rest of your life. I assumed that he had written the song, (which would mean more money for him; if someone else covers the song, he gets nothing), but it was written by the producers of the album, D. Halligan / J. Torello according to Wikipedia.

And as for poor Chris Kattan...that commercial is the biggest work he's had in years. He's the Joe Piscopo of late 90's SNL to Will Ferrell's Eddie Murphy. (and I refuse to go into a diatribe against Ferrell, right now. But, WHY the hell is this guy considered funny? He does the exact same UNFUNNY routine in every movie and sketch he's ever been in! He makes Chevy Chase look talented, and I loathe Chevy Chase...)

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Gay for Pay Porn Star involved in political scandal...

Ryan Idol, (real name: Marc Anthony Donais), superstar gay porn stud of the early 90's is back home in Alabama and linked to a scandal involving allegedly misappropriated funds for a Birmingham, Alabama municipal project that was supposed to be dedicated to providing computers for disadvantaged youth. The 41 year old actor seems a little elderly to be receiving that kind of funding but the acting gigs are few and far between for aging porn stars. There's only so many times you can do "Making Porn" or "Naked Men Singing/Dancing/Prancing". Though I shouldn't kid; Ryan/Marc did just make his Broadway debut in "The Ritz" last fall, and even though it didn't last long, that DOES look good on the resume, even though his role in "The Ritz" was billed as "Crisco Patron".

As for the scandal, you can read about it at:

In a nutshell, the mayor of Birmingham created this admirable program to help kids get access to computers but hired some crony of his to run it. The crony, John Katopodis, described as a "close" friend of the mayor, then blew $1,000,000 of tax payer money on trips, gambling and $30,000 worth of an ex-porn star's computer services. Here's a quote from the article in the Birmingham News:

Katopodis testified in his deposition that Donais, the adult-film actor, was paid to help the Council of Cooperating Governments and the Computer Help for Kids programs, both of which were handling money and expenses for Langford's computer initiative. Donais, a former Playgirl Magazine centerfold, has starred in seven gay adult films. Katopodis pointed out in his testimony that Donais also has appeared in plays in New York City.

"He's a businessman and had been working as, had done several off-Broadway productions and had been writing a play," Katopodis testified. "I don't know what else he was doing, you know."

Donais received $5,000 from the computer charity and $25,000 from the council, according to court filings. "He's very good at working on computers," Katopodis testified. "He's very adept at computers. But at the time he was working at the Council, he didn't work on computers."

Under further questioning, Katopodis said Donais worked for the computer charity without any formal training in that area.

"He repaired computers. He, as I say, helped us, he traveled helping to try to set up computer programs in other areas among disadvantaged communities," Katopodis said.

And check out these photos from the opening night party of "The Ritz". Uh, for 41 the dude looks a bit haggard. Granted, he DID survive a multi-story fall that may or may not have been a suicide attempt a few years ago, but he looks like a good-looking 51 instead of a handsome and vital 41. I shouldn't be so bitchy though. I have to admit, I saw Ryan Idol in "Making Porn" nearly 10 years ago, here in Seattle. The audience consisted of myself, 3 uncomfortable women, and 50 fat, middle-aged, bitchy old queens. This was after Ryan's accident and while he looked good, his stomach was NOT flat and he was carrying about 10 to 15 extra pounds on him, which I liked 'cause it made him more realistic and not as pumped up and overly muscled as most porn stars. But, at intermission, I overheard more than one fat old queen sniff, "My, he's not looking his best, is he?" which was pretty fucking ironic coming from a 55 year old poof with 60 extra pounds of fat hanging over his belt.

As for his acting, let's just say it was up to the play, which for those of you who've seen "Making Porn", can appreciate what I'm saying. (I've seen middle school students write better dialogue...) The best part of the evening was after it was over; Ryan Idol stood at the main exit to the auditorium and graciously offered to sign copies of his videos...for a small fee. Part of me wants to say, that he was naked at the door, but I can't swear to it. He might have had a towel or jockstrap on. It was a delightful evening of quality theatre.

Oh, and to give credit where it is due, I first heard about this at Towelroad.
And the more recent photos, I got from the Broadway World website, ( and the photo credit is: Photos by Walter McBride

Check out local artist, CASH...

He's just a babe; only 19 and largely self-taught. He was in my "Vampire Pixies from Uranus" show at the LGBT Center...he was one of my token straight artists. His stuff is good, and getting better and he needs to start booking some shows.

Oh, and check out his MySpace page:

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Foreskins will set you free...

WOW! I just saw this on Gawker and read the article from the Boston Herald:

I'll quote you the main thrust of the story:

Organogenesis’ Apligraf is the first bio-engineered living cell therapy to receive FDA approval.

Apligraf is a two-inch round white patch that contains two layers of living cells. It is applied to the sore by a physician during a brief inpatient procedure. It eventually integrates into the wound, and helps it heal by encouraging other cells to generate more healthy cells.

The practice has been controversial because the basic material for Apligraf is human foreskin from circumcised baby boys.

I'm predicting this will be the controversy of this years presidential election and will lead to a nationwide ban on circumcision and Fox News personalities demanding a constitutional amendment outlawing cock-sock harvesting. American women, and gay men, are just going to have to get used to having a little more skin on their meat-cicles.

QPatrol comes back to Capitol Hill?

from the Seattle LGBT Center website:
Hello Everyone,

Recently, there has been quite the discussion in response to the rise in crime and violence on Capitol Hill and surrounding areas, about the need for a Q-Safety Patrol revival. For those of you who might not be familiar with Q-Safety Patrol, the non-profit was started in early 1992 as a response to hate-crimes committed against Seattle's Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual and Transgendered community. The organization consisted of uniformed foot and bike patrols who patrolled the Capitol Hill neighborhood up to 12 hours a day, six days each week. The uniformed patrols served as a visual deterent to perpatrators of hate-crimes. Q-Patrol offered reassurance, assistance, escorts, and protection to anyone in need.

Unfortunately, like many other small non-profits, the organization had a hard time staying afloat and eventually had to dissolve. This discussion is meant to open up a dialogue ragarding the possibility of restarting this ever more vital organization.

The discussion will be held this Thursday Feb. 21st at 6pm at the Grey Gallery on Capitol Hill. The address to the Gallery is 1512 11th Ave Seattle, WA 98122.

If you are interested in attending this discussion please RSVP at

In Solidarity We Stand!!!

Monday, February 18, 2008

To cleanse the palate after the preceding sad post, here's a cute cat picture...

On a more serious note...the photography of Lyle Owerko from 9/11

He has a piece at Fecal Face called "The Day That No Birds Sang" with words and pictures. See it here:

Everytime I see these images I get emotional. I don't see how you could not. I don't think it's a good idea to dwell on these images or to wallow in them but it's also important to not forget them either. And it does serve as a reality check to remind us to not bitch too much about the shitty mundane realities of life.

I'm reproducing one of the tamer ones here, (tamer in the sense that there's more distance between the lense and the jumper; the ones that are closer in focus are harder to look at, for obvious reasons.)

Today is one of those fucking annoying days...

...that doesn't really seem to have a purpose. I'm having connectivity issues, so I can't do my job, there's too many people at work behaving in an annoying manner, it took me an hour to get to work today because of gawdamned Metro, and some assmunch is playing a Muzak-y style version of the Romeo and Juliet theme, (from the cheesy 60's version), loud enough for me to hear...oh, and the perky new receptionist has this hideous laugh that sounds like laughter, an orgasm, and cries of pain all rolled into one.

Can I go home, please?

UPDATE: Oh, and lately, people in the office have insisted on putting their phone calls on speakerphone, so everyone can hear the banality of their phone conversations...

Lee Harvey Roswell

Not only does this artist have a great name, he makes some great art. His solo show opened this last Saturday and runs through March 8th at Gallery 3 in San Francisco. You can check out the show at the Gallery 3 website: and check out the artist's website here:

It's interesting to watch his progression if you compare the new stuff to older stuff. I like the older stuff, but it's a little derivitave and relying too much on the source material. Instead of just painting images from silent films, the newer stuff is riffing on those images and adding so much more. I love the piece I'm showing here; there's so much crazy, angry energy. For once, mimes are interesting to look at and behold. They seem to have an inner life and have escaped the stereotype and the banality in which we hold mimes.

I wish Seattle had more galleries that showed stuff like this. It's pretty much Roq LaRue and that's it for "Juxtapoz" type art. All the other galleries in town are so safe and boring.

Oh, this piece is called, "The Dressing Room". It's oil on canvas, 24"x30" and it sells for $5000 and worth every penny.

Friday, February 15, 2008

I really don't have anything I need to blather about today...

I'm still reeling after the news of jane fonda spewing filth across this fine nations airwaves...

have a nice weekend.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

oh, yeah, Happy Valentines Day...I don't have a valentine, sniff, but if I did...

I'd have my hands in his pants, too... fires dude for blogging...

the story is at the Stranger:

I dunno. I used to think was a smart company. I don't know how smart it is to fire someone for a harmless blog post when the blogger did NOT name the company he was working for, and has a p/t gig blogging for a media outlet. I read the post in question and assumed it was referring to an event that happened at the Stranger offices. And now they've pissed off the said media outlet, who of course is going to run a story on it which puts Amazon in a bad light. I think the smarter act would have been to talk to and write up the employee instead of firing him. Now, if the post had been talking about some topsecret Amazon project, that would be a different story. But I don't think a snarky "review" of a Billy Ray Cyrus mini-concert in an office conference room is really grounds for dismissing someone for violating their PDA especially when the company is not named and the average reader is going to believe this is a thinly veiled story about the Stranger, and not


Here's a picture of alien overload Jeff Bezos loading newly legal dildos for shipment to Texas. (is it just me or is there a gay thing with Bezos? My 'dar always goes off when I see him, yet I've never heard any rumors...or is it just my Nerd-dar going off and I'm confusing it with my Gaydar?)

The Office is back with new episodes on....

from the Hollywood Reporter:

NBC's Thursday lineup will begin airing scripted originals April 3 with a one-hour premiere of "My Name Is Earl." "The Office," "30 Rock," "Scrubs" and "ER" will return April 10.

Oh, and Angela Kinsey who plays the deliciously nasty office bitch Angela on the show, is VERY pregnant...I'm hoping they'll incorporate that into the show; the bitchily pious Angela as an unwed mother could be very, very funny esp. since she's on the outs with Dwight and at the end of the last bunch of episodes was going to date office jerk, Andy so they could potentially set this up as, "who's angela's babydaddy?"

oh, this picture is from Angela Kinsey's MySpace page:
Judging by the quality and the other pictures in the series, I'm guessing that her husband or someone in the Office party might have taken these pix; they are not professional photos.

Trekkers gnash teeth at news of Star Trek delay...

Paramount announced that they were reconfiguring their future release schedule, partly as a result of effects from the Writer's Strike which just concluded. Usually when films get moved like this, it's a sign that they might suck, but in Star Trek's case, they are moving it from a prime winter holiday spot to an equally important slot in May, 2009, and the start of the lucrutive summer movie season.

From The Hollywood Reporter:
"Star Trek" arguably was the biggest film moved, with the intended Christmas Day release now set for the first prime date in the following summer boxoffice season: May 8, 2009. But "Trek" appears something of an exception in the mix of itinerant pics, with its shift unrelated to script or cast considerations.

" 'Star Trek' is moving to summer because its has so much boxoffice potential," Par spokesman Michael Vollman said. "It does not need any script tweaks. They're two-thirds of the way through shooting, and we would have delivered a great movie at Christmas."

In the picture, the new Spock and the old: Zachary Quinto and Leonard Nimoy.

Seattle Erotic Art Festival is March 1st...

art by Tom of Finland.

This year the Festival is ONE NIGHT ONLY, instead of it being a three day event, and it's at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall:

Come Celebrate our Sixth Year
March 1st 6pm-2am
Seattle Center Exhibition Hall
$20 in advance, $25 at the door.
No host bar. 21+

Performers include Host and Master of Ceremonies Aleksa Manila, Arnaldo!, Seattle's premiere drag chanteuse; world-class aerialist artists; live psychoclassical music by EQlateral Ensemble; daring bondage suspension; seductive world-class tango; a selection of Seattle's finest burlesque stars; erotic spoken word and much more...

Participate in interactive installations: have your photo taken at Barb Penoyar's poplular Photo Booth, or if you prefer, The Virgin Project will sketch your portrait. Feel like making some art yourself? Dr. Sketchy will be there with two of Seattle's hottest art models, burlesque stars Miss Indigo Blue and ULTRA, to lead you through a tantalizing life-drawing session that you'll never forget.

Enjoy dancing to Michael Holden's sexy, stylish and sultry eclectic grooves.

Dress to Impress: This year we're taking a Romantic Journey Around the World seeking the creative, sensual, exotic.

The Festival is a one night event this year, with artwork and performances concentrated in a ten hour gala celebration. Please purchase your tickets early to avoid the line at the Gala box office.

Brown Paper Tickets
220 Nickerson Street (Fremont)
Seattle, WA 98109
Mon-Fri 8am-4pm, Sat 10am-4pm

Volunteers are needed. Email Sam

Normally I'm a big supporter of SEAF but I want to point out a couple things: Last years event wasn't very good (the art was dull) so I'm hoping they have better curators this year, and why the fuck is Aleksa Manilla hosting this? WHY does she host EVERYTHING in town? SHE'S NOT A GOOD HOST!!! Shouldn't hosts be funny and witty and entertaining and have some sort of talent other than braying? Yeah, that's great she wants to give back to the community but isn't it time that the "community" said, "thanks, hon, you've done your part; we're looking for someone with talent now to host things"?

Here's the link to their site:

(oops; for some reason, I can't get links to work on here)

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

More Plugging: Go See/Hear Danielli TONIGHT AT THE HIGH DIVE!!

EARLY SHOW; STARTS @ 8PM. Danielli is one of those great local bands that not enough people know about it; check them out LIVE tonite and/or check out their MySpace Page:

Sylvia O'Stayformore to host new show at Re-bar: MAGNUM!!

About me:
I'm a new event happening at Rebar. Magnum is the brainchild of the warped mind of Sylvia O'Stayformore. Magnum puts together,male burlesque, underwear fetish, erotic art and super hot DJ action. Every Fifth Saturday of the month!
Who I'd like to meet:
Like minded Men and Women who enjoy the hot energy that the erotic male brings in every form. Exhibitionists, pornographers, all artists with an erotic flair. Art, Flesh, Music.

It doesn't start until March 29th, but it doesn't hurt to get the word out on stuff...Sylvia is a hoot, and this sounds like it could be a fun/zexy night at Re-bar

Ghost Gallery Art Show this Saturday at Blush Studio

check it out...I'm familiar with one of the artists, Julie Luke, and she's FAAAAABULOUS!

Dina Does Manhattan...and London...and Hawaii

The lovely Miss Dina Martina, or more likely, one of her minions, just sent me an email urging me to send word to any friends in NYC, London/England, and Hawaii of her upcoming engagements in those cities this spring. Pass the word.

Warm Regards.
If you have friends in New York, Hawaii or London (yes, the one in England), PLEASE alert them of the impending Dina Martina shows in their vicinity (info and links are below). Who knows, they may thank you for the rest of your life for introducing them to this talent-stuffed Lady. Of course, they may feel a different way about it, but isn't it fun to take chances with friendships?

-- in New York --
February 22 - March 9, 2008
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays at 7:30pm
The Cutting Room
19 West 24th Street

-- in Hawaii --
Saturday, March 15, 2008 at 7:30pm
McCoy Studio Theater
Maui Arts & Cultural Center
One Cameron Way
Kahului, Maui

-- in the U. K. --
April 24th - May 10th, 2008
Soho Theatre
21 Dean Street
London W1D 3NE

It's Ovuh!! Long national nightmare of the WGA Strike finally ends!

per Variety:

The membership voted overwhelmingly to accept the deal. Show runners went back to work on Monday, and most writing staffs were going to start meeting today to plan out an abbreviated spring schedule. Most sitcoms should start filming within a week or so and could be back on air with new episodes by the first of April. Hour long shows will take longer to get back on their feet, and at best, will be able to only film 4 to 6 new episodes to air starting mid April through the end of May. But "Heroes" fans will have to wait until Fall for new episodes, and "24" fans will have to stick it out for an entire year to see new shows.

Meanwhile, SCTV President Guy Caballero celebrates the announcement of the end of the strike and immediately rehired Mrs Prickley and the rest of the staff.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

The Coen Brothers to direct "The Yiddish Policeman's Union"

per Variety:

They recently finished "Burn After Reading" a comedy with George Clooney, Brad Pitt, (are these guys boyfriends now?) and Tilda Swinton which comes out in September, then they film "A Serious Man" which sounds autobiographical and takes place in Minnesota, then THIS adaptation of the Michael Chabon novel.

It's interesting that the Coen's are moving to do more adaptations and less original screenplays. Just as long as they don't do any more remakes; "The Ladykillers" was their worst movie...

What the hell is up with Septieme?

I walked by on Sunday afternoon and was horrified to discover:

1)They (badly) sponge painted the dining room, this sickly golden yellow color!

and more alarmingly,

2)They seem to have some new, brighter lights; you could actually see the face of the person sitting in front of you, bathed in a harsh circle of garish light!

This is NOT acceptable. Septieme is supposed to be RED and DIM; those are two of the reasons why we love it. There is something very alluring yet comforting about seedy grandeur.

I suspect that the numbnut who now owns Septieme, (the same numbnut who fired employees who wanted to go to the immigration march last year), is doing this in an effort to improve his PR. Septieme got a bad write up in the paper a couple months ago about health code violations. Obviously, Mr Numbnut did the paint job and brightened up the lighting in an effort to show people that his place is clean and bright and not trying to hide anything. I can see his point and appreciate his dilemna, but suddenly turning up the wattage to the point where it resembles an IHOP is not going to lure in many customers and it's certainly NOT going to help you keep the ones you got.

I wish someone would give Rodney, the best waiter in town, the money to buy the place and run it the way it should be run...

Condi for VP?!?!?!?

There's rumors circulating around about seems far-fetched that the Republicans would so blatantly "copy" the Democrats and even try to one up them by having a Black, Female VP nominee. I don't think swarms of Obama/Hilary supporters are going to dump their candidates because they think Condi is the best of both worlds, and she doesn't have that many fans among Republicans. In fact, anyone tainted by the Bush Administration is screwed in that regard for at least the next 4 years. And would the McCain people even want her? They have a serious problem that they have to find a VP nominee who'll balance out McCain and please the Conservatives but won't be too extreme to piss off the moderate rank and file who comprise most of McCain's support. They have to come up with a VP candidate who is perceived as being somewhat to the right of McCain but not too extreme. That's not going to be easy.

Then again, Condi has proven she can do a shitty job. Prior to the Glorious Uber-Fuhrer Dick Cheney, the post of VP was pretty much the shittiest job in Washington. Condi has done an amazingly shittastic job as Secretary of State for the last couple of years; she would probably flourish in the role as worst Vice President ever.

Then again, is America ready for a Black, Female, (perhaps) Lesbian VP? And if they are, wouldn't they prefer Queen Latifah?