More shenanigans (and a mixtape) from the newest identity of half of Flosstradamus over at DJBOYFRIEND.NET
I’m Not Rich Enough to Attend Dan Savage’s Benefit Tonight, So I’ll Just Re-Post Some Of His Thoughts On Chicago InsteadJune 15, 2010
You can find out more about his fancy gala and benefit for The Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health here. Read the full list of Ten Thoughts from when he was here for IML 2010 here. These two are my favorite:
9. There are a lot of big & hairy men in Chicago… but there apparently aren’t enough big & hairy gay men to sustain a retail operation catering to the t-shirt/flag/windsock needs of the local bear community. Or maybe gay bears have outgrown the t-shirt/flag/windsock phase of bear pride and no longer feel the need to bedazzle their apartments with bear-pride merchandise.
7. The lakefront. The bike path. Spend the day in Chicago’s endless lakefront park and you’ll wanna get in a time machine and go slap Seattle’s founders to death for preserving so little of our waterfront(s) for parks/recreation/posterity.
Watch the trailer for Criminal Queers, the new film by Eric Stanley and Chris Vargas. CQ is a sequel their first collaboration, Homotopia, (2006) where they tackle the mainstreamification of queer politics through the cloud of gay marriage. The new film uses the same protagonists as Homotopia, but addresses the Prison Industrial Complex as a systemic gender oppressor. Local writer and activist Yasmin Nair interviewed the film makers for Bitch Magazine, read it here. Above is the trailer for Criminal Queers, Homotopia‘s below. Set up a screening with friends and get you queer, anti-new establishment learning on!
The Atomic Sketch Event is a monthly live art event hosted by Brian Hofmeister, Dominic Cesario and Charles Joly. The event takes place in Wicker Park, at Evil Olive, 1551 W. Division Avenue.
Atomic Sketch is a great event for both artists and art enthusiasts. The event consists of a panel of artists sketching throughout the night and they’ll offer works created for sale to patrons. There is a featured artist who will have a more formal show of artwork to be on display through the following month at Evil Olive. Artists are always welcome to come and sketch and sell even if they’re not on the panel. Just find a place to work and you’re all set.
Atomic Sketch Event will be held on the last Thursday of every month from 6-10pm.
I’ll admit to being in a post-college, well into the night stupor while we were talking, but still. Not overlooking the fact that he was and totally still is a fucking sweetheart, I couldn’t help but notice he felt like his deep thoughts weren’t sinking in. We were at a mutual friend’s house watching the Daily Show and if I had known then what I know now, I would have tried a little harder to let him see I wasn’t a total idiot. These days, Christopher Hayes is a regular political pundit on various news programs, subs for Rachel Maddow when she needs it (she even nick named him Lambchops on Twitter!) and writes for various publications. I still don’t know how he fits all the info into his brain, but at least now I can aborb his wisdom without feeling like I need to respond with equal insight.
I’ve been SUPER depressed over the oil spill. I have NO idea how to help given my distance from the situation and my lack of personal funds to donate. I do wish, at the very least, to stay on top of information, and am doubly determined after actually having a real life conversation with someone the other week wherein I asked her about the poor fucking pelicans and she said “Oh yeah, I heard something bad happened down south–what was it?” and she was NOT kidding.
Christopher Hayes wrote this piece for The Nation, call to action for all of us to reflect on the injustice that is going to inevitably result when BP’s stock rises again and the public consciousness moves on to newer, bigger (rounder, firmer) issues.
A punitive society is not the best kind of society: there’s a real virtue in forgiveness, in second chances. But for years we’ve been applying Rand Paul’s “accidents happen” principle to those at the top while heaping blame, scorn and draconian punishment on those at the bottom. Punitive damages are capped for corporations, while punitive policies proliferate for citizens. This tears the social contract apart, and the only way to repair it is to apply the same principles of accountability up and down the social hierarchy. We should start with BP.
…is that none of them are sexy?!!? Something about the narcisism/dorky combo make these vids wholly un-erotic. AND that’s saying a lot, since I can find sex on a door handle. This does not, however, detract from how fascinating the lil’ TUMBLR’s concept is. It’s like 3 time warps in one, where the early days of video blogging meet the retro dance party and clash with pre-xtube porn subsitutes. All capped off by uninteresting hip-thrusts. THANK YOU WORLD AT MY FINGERTIPS!!