Wednesday, March 31, 2004

Stories I'm reading:

The Bachelors--Why gay men on reality TV can paint bedrooms but aren't allowed to pair-bond.

The Pledge of Allegiance--The Powerpoint Version

The Sloganator--Campaign posters paid for Bush/Cheney 2004 [c/o Boing Boing]

Sunday, March 28, 2004

Stories I'm reading:

Pin the Tail on the Donkeys--The Demo-craps are just as much to blame for the shit they're in right now. They better not waste this opportunity to flush those dingleberries out of office come November. [c/o]

Republicans for Kerry? Salon

In defense of Biblical marriage--Thas coz dah Bay-bahl sez so [c/o Boing Boing]

Culture tip of the day

Unlike in English-speaking communities, in Korea it is perfectly acceptable for members of the same sex (not homosexual) to place an arm around another's shoulder or to hold hands. Such gestures are considered merely acts of close friendship. On the contrary, it is deemed bad manners, even offensive, for those of different sexes to express affection in public.

Saturday, March 27, 2004

New artwork: A couple more pics of Mr. Perfection

Stories I'm reading: From Mindsweeper

  • What if Spider-Man had kept the alien symbiote suit?: 1 | 2
  • The Mindsweeper Chronicles: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11
  • Mindsweeper and Mysticman: 1 | 2 | 3

"For what you did to Tara Markov, I am going to kill you."--No, I didn't write this death threat for The Judas Contract, but I can certainly see where this sanguinary sentiment came from. When Marv Wolfman and George Perez introduced the troublesome Terra as a new Teen Titan, for two years the readers thought this "lying, cheating, conniving" sixteen-year-old sociopath would turn all right in the end. Oh, she turned all right much to the utter shock of the fans, and you gotta give those two sneaky bastards credit for having planned this all along. Touché.

M4M Hypno Comics & Cartoons

Gay Superheroes--Also check out its gallery archive

Do we really use only 10 percent of our brains? [c/o Boing Boing]

Friday, March 26, 2004

Stories I'm reading:

MIA WMDs--For Bush, It's a Joke--It's the Bushism of the year. [c/o Talking Points Memo]

"Have courage!"--In the tradition of mockumentaries such as A Mighty Wind and This is Spinal Tap, Comic Book: The Movie follows the exploits of comic book junkie Donald Swan (Mark Hamill), co-editor of the fanzine Once Upon a Dime, in his quest to see the missed-adventures of Commander Courage faithfully transferred from the printed page to the silver screen. He realizes later on that the studios that hired him as a consultant have had other less altruistic plans for his beloved childhood hero, and it's all up to him to set things right.

Queer America's 50 Most Beautiful Men on the Internet--Number 8: Spongebob Squarepants?!

Thursday, March 25, 2004

Stories I'm reading:

Whatever you do, don't call him Dick

Flight of the Firefly--It's a fuckin' travesty when a show of this quality (created by Joss Whedon) gets sucked into a blackhole even before it gets a chance to hit light speed. It also didn't help matters with the way Fucks--who apparently believe that its viewers are a dwarf-star dense, celestially stupid lot--sequenced the episodes. The pilot was the last to be shown. Tell me, does that seem right to you? In any case, every Magellanic cloud has its silver lining. The entire series is now available on DVD, and thanks in part to the tireless efforts of the show's fans, get ready to blast off with a whole new Firely movie in 2005!

Fark Photoshop Theme: Supervillains atoning for their crimes through community service

The 2004 Wired Rave Awards

Wednesday, March 24, 2004

Stories I'm reading:

Blood-thirsty Arabs, vigilante Jews--Does Jack Kelley's religious righteousness give him a free pass at fabrication? Salon

Bah weep grah nah weep ninny bong

Gay League--An online community for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, transexual, and just plain friendly comic fans, collectors and creators worldwide.

Crisis of Indeterminate Selfs--Whodunnit? This is the question murder mystery and suspense author Brad Meltzer (Green Arrow: Archer's Quest) and Hawkman artist Rags Morales (whose Forgetten Realms work I fondly remember) will pose in DC Comics' 7-issue mini-series Identity Crisis that promises to put past crossovers to shame, and it all starts with someone's death. If this juicy tidbit from Comic Book Resources's The Comic Wire is any indication, then we're in for one hell of a case.

DC Comics' forthcoming "Identity Crisis" event may not remake the DC Universe, but it should shake things up. At least, it's shaking up employees at the company: One veteran staffer recounted reading the script for first four issues, punching the wall and then calling up series writer Brad Meltzer to curse him out for ripping the reader's heart out. And when said staffer later read the finished pages, it provoked the same reaction all over again.

Ooooh... let the speculations begin.

Tuesday, March 23, 2004

Stories I'm reading:

Government Accounts of 9/11 Reveal Gaps, Inconsistencies [c/o Atrios]

Last man standing--DC Vertigo's Y: The Last Man continues its thought-provoking, gender-fending run as Yorick, Agent 355, Dr. Mann, and Ampersand make their way through the continental United States. In Ohio, they encounter a quiet town that harbors a dark secret, and in Kansas, they discover that Yorick may not be the last man on Earth after all. And as the latest issue proves, author Brian K. Vaughn has planned a long and very eventful trek where no man has gone before, and I'll be there every step of the way. Salon

Sean Baby's Super Friends Page--Frickin' hilarious :D

UFOs in Mars?

Monday, March 22, 2004

Stories I'm reading:

Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men?--Only the shadow government knows [c/o]

Male Superheroes Transformed

Trey Farley--A tantalizing product of a mixed-race marriage, this former VJ kinda reminds me of Victor Webster with the long eyelashes and all. Siiigh.

"*thhhhpt* CAPTAIN'S LOG!! *plop*"

Sunday, March 21, 2004

Stories I'm reading: derek phillips

MaxSpeak reads drivel so you don't have to

Games People Play: New York--No I haven't watched this but will definitely be buying the DVD just to see its three hunky leads, Joshua Coleman, Scott Ryan and David Maynard, in action. Reality TV never looked so hot.

27 types of man [c/o]

Erotic Alphabet--Now I know my S-E-X...

Saturday, March 20, 2004

New artwork: A new set of pics based on one of my favorite muscle growth stories, Pollination, written by AbsMan204.

Stories I'm reading: CNJShore9

The A-word--"Is everyone who fails to follow Bush guilty of 'appeasement'?" Salon

Bend It Like Beckham--What does a young Indian girl growing up in England do when her future collides with her past? This fun little fable examines the cross-cultural conflicts (complete with marriage preparations and all) that threaten Jess's dreams of becoming a professional soccer player, and it shoots one goal after another with its colorful portrayal of Indian culture (love the costumes) and its depiction of Jess and her football friends as strong, capable individuals (grrl power rulez). Now, where can I find that DVD of Monsoon Wedding? Salon

Jonathan Rhys Meyers--Makes me want to play footsie--er, footie--with him.

Top Ten Rules of Indian Film-Making [c/o Boing Boing]

Friday, March 19, 2004

Stories I'm reading: WearBoxrs

Scalia won't remove self from Cheney case--Nice to see all three branches of the Republican US government so chummy with one another. >:( Salon

LGBT Federal Workers Lose Job Protections--"Bloch said gays, lesbians and bisexuals cannot be covered as a protected class because they are not protected under the nation's civil rights laws." >:( [c/o Atrios]

Parents angered by book about gay princes--Hmm, not quite sure what to make of this. :/

Gay Referee--Not quite sure what to make of this either. (I needed to put something to offset the rest of the links.) ;)

Thursday, March 18, 2004

New story: Best Friends (hypno smoking) by Cop_Controller and chester

Stories I'm reading: JockLuv

Pawel Szajda--He played the polish immigrant laborer in love with a local Tuscan girl. I swear he jumped right out of a porn mag with his wrestling-honed body (he was a champion in his high school).

Clearer Than the Truth--"Duplicity in foreign affairs has sometimes served the national interest. But the case of Iraq is different."

Donald Rumsfled Caught on Video [c/o Talking Points Memo]

Take your best shot--Famous last words. :) [c/o]

Wednesday, March 17, 2004

Stories I'm reading: Giovanni Major Mastrogiacomo

Under the Tuscan Sun--Were it not for Diane Lane, this look-at-me-I'm-so-literary movie based on the book written by Frances Mayer would have been a total disaster. Despite the contrived nature of the plot, her superb acting led me to symphatize with Francesca as a stranger in a strange-but-damn-that's-beautiful land. (I wonder if the Gay and Away tour of Tuscany is real.) To paraphrase one of the characters in the film: it wasn't bad... but it wasn't good either. Salon

David Sutcliffe--Although he only appeared for only a few minutes as Ed in Under the Tuscan Sun, this handsome, scruffy-looking Gilmore guy certainly left an impression on me, but I'm sooo glad he cut his hair. The Michael Bolton-look does not work on him.

Interesting stuff from Salon

Tuesday, March 16, 2004

Stories I'm reading: Bubblebuttluvr

LOTR the Musical--Can the ballet and ice skating versions be far behind? More here. [c/o Atrios]

Caring for Your Introvert--As for me, I'm a lot more extroverted online than I am "in the real world."

Museum of Bad Art [c/o Buffoonery]

Monday, March 15, 2004

Stories I'm reading: Lael Stalnaker

Underreported--Surprising stories from the media and primary sources

Filthy Origami--Probably not as filthy as "Puppetry of the Penis: The Ancient Art of Genital Origami" [c/o Boing Boing]

Funyuns--"The Roger Clinton of the Frito-Lay family" :) [c/o Talking Points Memo]

Sunday, March 14, 2004

Stories I'm reading: CNJShore9

Queer in Quebec--Mambo Italiano strives to do for Italians living in Canada what My Big Fat Greek Wedding did for the Greeks living in the US but with that homosexual twist. Stereotypes abound with Italian idiosyncrasies, but then again, that's the whole point of the movie: to show how traditional culture clashes with an alternative lifestyle. This quaint little comedy is colorful, quick, and cute in its own way, and I wouldn't mind watching it again with someone on a quiet Saturday night.

Same-sex marital woes for Bush--The Log Cabin Republicans, huh? Sounds kinky.

"I'll Show You Mine If You Show Me Yours"--Ben Affleck interviews Kevin Smith [c/o]

Saturday, March 13, 2004

New artwork: As some of you know, I'm a big superhero nut, and just recently, I revived a very old hobby of mine, which is drawing. I'm a little out of practice, but I went ahead and did some sketches for Super Powers Universe, a wonderfully subversive series written by legionXP. If you like, you can let me know what you think. I'm always looking for inspiration.

Stories I'm reading: From Mr. GayWeb

George Michael retires, to give away future music for free [c/o]

Where Dubya Really Went in 1972 >:)

U.S. Islamic Forum, Closing Address by Bill Clinton--Quite a bit to read, but worth the while nonetheless

Friday, March 12, 2004

Stories I'm reading:

Madrid, Te Queremos--And some more from the blogosphere. Was it the ETA or Al Qaeda? Either way, my condolences go out to the bereaved.

Thursday, March 11, 2004

Stories I'm reading:

The new Pentagon papers--A high-ranking military officer reveals how Defense Department extremists suppressed information and twisted the truth to drive the country to war. Salon

Bush's Flip-Flops--Kerry doesn't hold a sandal to him. ;) [c/o Boing Boing]

Escape!--Yup, it's strangely addictive all right. [c/o little. yellow. different.]

Wednesday, March 10, 2004

Tuesday, March 09, 2004

Stories I'm reading:

Uncovered: The Whole Truth About The Iraq War--Now out on DVD! [c/o Boing Boing]

Power of Two--"In endorsing the passage of a constitutional amendment that would restrict marriage to the union of men and women, President Bush established himself as the country's most prominent advocate of same-sex marriage." NYT

Do straight guys want to read a men's shopping magazine? Salon

Monday, March 08, 2004

Stories I'm reading:

Taxes and the Economy--Also, when you hear people saying that when Clinton ran for reelection in '92, the unemployment rate was the same as it is today, the thing is, Clinton brought it down from 7.3% when he took over George Bush Sr. Dubya, on the other hand, has lost over two million jobs and counting.

Crossing the Threshold--"While we're all fretting over the Patriot Act, John Ashcroft's Justice Department is after much bigger game"

RNC tells TV stations not to run anti-Bush ads--Getting desparate, aren't we?

Star Wars: Seeds of Darkness B) [c/o]

Saturday, March 06, 2004

New story: Like Father, Like Son by zulator

Stories I'm reading: M4MKOFetish stories YahooGroup

Has Bush No Shame?--Apparently not, as this 9/11 widow will attest to Salon

How to stop receiving credit card offers--I like this one [c/o Boing Boing]

Three armed men rob bank in Northwest Dade-"Look ma, three hands." Definitely something for Metabods. [c/o]

Friday, March 05, 2004

Monday, March 01, 2004

Stories I'm reading:

Woman Flees Marriage Proposal At NBA Game--Oh, that's cold. [c/o]

Oscar Predictions--If I were a member of the Academy®, I'd be voting for these:

  • Best Picture: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
  • Best Director: Peter Jackson, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
  • Best Actor: Johnny Depp, The Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
  • Best Actress: Charlize Theron, Monster
  • Best Supporting Actor: Alec Baldwin, The Cooler
  • Best Supporting Actress: Renee Zellweger, Cold Mountain
  • Best Original Screenplay: Sofia Coppola, Lost in Translation
  • Best Adapted Screenplay: Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
  • Best Animated Film: Finding Nemo

Updated 2 Mar 2004: And it's Lord of the Rings with an 11-award clean sweep! Imagine what horror might have ensued if they didn't win. Read a blow-by-blow, and congratulations to all the winners.