Saturday, July 14, 2007

Paris may still be burning...


©photographer: Michael Temchine

but I'll bet no one told these queens that jockeying for their 15 minutes is less important than living for the next 30 - 40 years.

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SciFi Censors

Not suitable for broadcast
• shit
• fuck
• bullshit

Suitable for broadcast
• asshole
• bitch
• blow me
• Jesus Christ (not meant in a religious manner)
• goddamn (not meant in a religious manner)
• bastard

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What dirty laundry?
Corruption defined.


Seems the local paper is doing a great job at covering up the court appearances of one of the boys in blue who is alleged to have had sex with an underage boy. While the Hartford paper prints the details in a very objective manner, there's absolutely no reference to the most recent court appearance of a group of local men involved in this alleged series of sexual encounters with a 14-15, maybe 16 y/o boy. (Really, there's no way of telling as the age seems to change to fit the needs of the story.) It's even more disgusting when you learn the proceedings were moved to a town about 20 minutes away to ensure a "fair" trial.

I'm sure if this incident only included Mr Joe Blue Collar, it'd be plastered all over the front page.

But hey! Who said blue money doesn't buy silence?

Dirty Laundry.
A "dark blue" load.

Eight Men Face Sex Assault Charges
By ARIELLE LEVIN BECKER | Courant Staff Writer
July 13, 2007
NEW BRITAIN
A former Waterbury police lieutenant, a judicial marshal, the co-owner of a manufacturing firm and five other men accused of having sexual contact with a 15-year-old boy were arraigned in Superior Court Thursday.

Judge Patrick J. Clifford entered not guilty pleas for each defendant before continuing the cases, which were transferred from Waterbury to New Britain to avoid a conflict of interest.

The eight men facing a variety of sexual assault charges include Donald Beaulieu, 40, a suspended Waterbury judicial marshal; Robert Kennedy, 46, who was fired as a Waterbury police lieutenant shortly after his arrest; and Carl Gemino, 63, co-owner of Gem Manufacturing Co.

Waterbury police began investigating in May after the 15-year-old's father told police he believed his son was involved in homosexual acts and "other things."

The boy told police that he initially met Gemino while waiting for a ride outside a library and that Gemino convinced him to have oral sex, then introduced him to men in Hamilton Park in Waterbury and urged them to perform sexual acts, court records show.

Gemino, a married father of three, told police that he knew the boy was 15 when they met, and that they had oral sex at least 10 times. After their first sexual encounter, in Gemino's minivan, the boy said it was his first time having sex of any kind, Gemino told police.

Gemino's attorney, Martin Minella, said he would attempt to suppress Gemino's statement to police because Gemino was held for six hours without an attorney.

In the statement, Gemino said he gave the boy $40 that night because he wanted to see the boy again. The boy told police he felt disgusting but liked the money and was curious, so he called Gemino the next day, court records state.

In the weeks that followed, Gemino took the boy and other men to motels or his Watertown home - the boy described it "like an MTV Cribs house" - and sometimes paid them, court records say. Other times, the boy performed sex acts with men he met on his own in Hamilton Park.

That was where the boy told police he met Kennedy, who was in uniform. Kennedy allegedly squeezed the boy's buttocks and put his hands down the boy's pants. Kennedy later drove the boy to Kennedy's Waterbury house and tried to force him to have anal sex, court records state.

The boy initially told Kennedy he was 16 but told him he was 15 after their first sexual encounter. A week later, the two had oral sex again, court records state.

Beaulieu told police he never saw the boy and never performed sexual acts.

Beaulieu of Watertown acknowledged knowing of the boy through his roommate, Robert Dubauskas, 44, who was also charged in the case.

The boy told police he had sexual contact with Dubauskas twice. Dubauskas' attorney, Danielle Rado, said he maintains his innocence. The other men charged are Eddy Ruano, 27, of Waterbury; Edwin Guindin, 37, of Waterbury; Michael Juliano, 25, of Waterbury; and Bayron Ramos, 20, of Waterbury.

Friday, July 13, 2007

Walk under this.

Once again...

the wanna-be boys-in-blue have nothing better to do than harass a photographer.

Amanda.


Amanda II (former student; 2006)
Connecticut
Sony DSC-T33
Adobe Photoshop CS: levels, unsharp mask

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Amanda.


Amanda (a former student, 2006)
11 July 2007
Connecticut.
Sony DSC-T33
Adobe Photoshop CS: levels, unsharp mask

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Not horizontal.


Line study
July 2007
Connecticut
Sony DSC-T33
Adobe Photoshop CS: levels

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Hostel III
Connecticut


Warehouse; Connecticut
July 2007
Sony CyberShot DSC-T33
Adobe Photoshop CS: levels

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Portrait.


Portrait.
July 2007
Connecticut
Sony CyberShot DSC-T33
Adobe Photoshop: cropping, levels, unsharp mask

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Alleyway


Less than three feet wide, at night, you cannot even see more than three feet (or less!) into this yawning blackness.

And if this alley could talk...

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Playlist
Friday the 13th

Supernature: Cerrone
Ministry of Sound
Ultra: Weekend
Mika
Tell Me Why: Supermode

Mario.





Portrait
Connecticut
Friday, 13 July 2007

Sony CyberShot DSC-T33
Adobe Photoshop: cropping, levels

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Friday the 13th
Serial Killer?


Bruce Mendenhall, 56
Independant truck driver

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Postcards from the Asylum
Friday the 13th

Bullshit.
The Running of the Bulls
versus
The Running of the Brides

Hung Up on this vidclip.

Birthday Boy!
A local hero!

Gato Negro

Triskadecaphobia

Thursday, July 12, 2007

A rainy New Haven night...


Untitled (Chapel Street)
11 July 2007
Sony CyberShot DSC-T33

The birthday boy's dark secret...

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The Birthday Girl!


Where's Tarzan?
Here's Jane!

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Dumplings?

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Harry Who–dini?

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You have the birthday, we do the rest.

Deja view?
The Village People v TurboNegro
Disco v Death Punk

Ugly Phuque.

Happy Ending.
Mika.

This is the way you left me,
I'm not pretending.
No hope, no love, no glory,
No Happy Ending.
This is the way that we love,
Like it's forever.
Then live the rest of our life,
But not together.

Wake up in the morning, stumble on my life
Can't get no love without sacrifice
If anything should happen, I guess I wish you well
A little bit of heaven, but a little bit of hell

This is the hardest story that I've ever told
No hope, or love, or glory
Happy endings gone forever more
I feel as if I feel as if I'm wastin'
And I'm wastin' everyday

This is the way you left me,
I'm not pretending.
No hope, no love, no glory,
No Happy Ending.
This is the way that we love,
Like it's forever.
Then live the rest of our life,
But not together.

2 o'clock in the morning, something's on my mind
Can't get no rest; keep walkin' around
If I pretend that nothin' ever went wrong, I can get to my sleep
I can think that we just carried on

This is the hardest story that I've ever told
No hope, or love, or glory
Happy endings gone forever more
I feel as if I feel as if I'm wastin'
And I'm wastin' everyday

This is the way you left me,
I'm not pretending.
No hope, no love, no glory,
No Happy Ending.
This is the way that we love,
Like it's forever.
Then live the rest of our life,
But not together.

A Little bit of love, little bit of love
Little bit of love, little bit of love[repeat]

I feel as if I feel as if I'm wastin'
And I'm wastin' everyday

This is the way you left me,
I'm not pretending.
No hope, no love, no glory,
No Happy Ending.
This is the way that we love,
Like it's forever.
To live the rest of our life,
But not together.

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Dumb luck.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Happy Ending.

In Memoriam
Tweety Bird Johnson


©2007 orangemercury.com
Watermarked image;
not to be reproduced in any medium
without expressed written permission.

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Oh! Thank heaven!

BREAKING!
Lady Bird Johnson dies; 94

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Giorgio de Chirico
Gare Montparnasse, 1914


Giorgio de Chirico.
(Italian, born Greece. 1888-1978).
Gare Montparnasse (The Melancholy of Departure).
Paris, early 1914.
Oil on canvas, 55 1/8" x 6' 5/8" (140 x 184.5 cm).
Gift of James Thrall Soby

If Giorgio de Chirico is my favorite painter, and this is my favorite painting of his, stands to reason this is my favorite painting in the entire history of art. Why? I think I'm focused on the two figures off in the distance, late one summer (?) afternoon, one having missed, or about to board, a train. The clock fixed on the hour, the waiting (passing?) train. The approaching evening. Will the two figures spend the night? Together? Apart? The yawning shadows. The silent echoes of the emptiness.

And bananas.
Those bananas.

Note: What I didn't expect when I saw this painting for the first time at MoMA as part of a retrospective on de Chirico is that this is one huge painting.

And yes. I genuflected.
Seriously.
Crossed myself too.

Can you say "religious experience?"

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I'm hung up...I'm hung up on you!


Clothesline, 2007
early morning
Connecticut
Tuesday, 10 July 2007
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Adobe Photoshop CS: cropping, levels, color balance

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Sad sad sad

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WTF???
The Scoop on the Poop???

Anyone who knows me knows I really despise scatological humor (i.e. "what does brown do for you?" courtesy of UPS). Now there's a STUDY by Kimberly-Clarke...

oh no they didn't.

More later when I have the skinny on the two-ply.

Air Nippon? Bidets?

So much for washing that man right out of my, well, never mind.

CNN Newsroom's dynamic duo!

Fred + TJ.

Q is for Queen.

Love Song, 1914
Giorgio deChirico


Oil on canvas
73 × 59.1 cm, 28¾ × 23⅜ in
Museum of Modern Art, New York City

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Quote|Unquote


I remember one time walking into a BMW dealership to buy some gloves.
I walked out with the gloves, and a brand new BMW.

–|Jonathan, Debtors Anonymous; Debtor Nation, CNN

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Not pretty!
RentBoy + DragQueen

Tonight!
LarryBLingJive!
Harry Potter Reveals All!


I should set my watch.
I'm figuring under five minutes until LarryBLingJive asks Daniel Radcliffe what it was like to bare all on the London stage. I figure if LarryBLingJive can ask the question, he can bare all himself.

The caveat there is that all viewers will turn to stone, much like what happens when one view's Medusa's head!

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Giorgio + Giorgio

l'armani di giorgio di compleanno felice

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

11 July 1888
Giorgio deChirico

WTF???
193 miles in a lawn chair???

Story Highlights
Man uses 105 helium balloons for lift, plastic bags of water for ballast
Kent Couch, 47, flew 25 mph while wife, dog followed in car below
In 1982, Larry Walters flew lawn chair three miles above Los Angeles

Stalking.

Who is this guy??????




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Talk about hawt!


Absolutely unbridled energy.

And check out the microphone handoffs! Spot on!

And I posted this because I felt like it.
So there!

Where's the party? I want to lose controlcontrolcontrolcontrolcontrolcontrol...

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Wearing Orange?
Proceed with Extreme Caution!


The handkerchief code was a way for gay men to recognize each other and then meet; in the streets, bar, clubs, movies, and parks. The handkerchief code used back pocket location (left or right) and color to indicate the sexual interests of potential sex partners.

Orange hanky, left back pocket: I'm into anything, anytime.
Orange hanky, right back pocket: Nothing right now; just cruising.


OrangeMercury's philosophy behind wearing orange, anywhere, anytime?
I'm into anything, anytime, and I'm cruising around, seriously the voyeur, packing heat. The Casio Elixim.

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STOP BUSH!
Declare Yourself...
Wear Orange!


• IF YOU can’t bear to hear the phrases "WAR ON TERROR" or "9-11" invoked one more time to justify more unjust war, more lying, more spying and more torture, DECLARE YOURSELF!

• IF YOU are someone that cannot get over bloated black bodies floating through New Orleans, DECLARE YOURSELF!

• IF YOU are can no longer live a normal life knowing that people are being disappeared into secret torture chambers, DECLARE YOURSELF!

• IF YOU are repulsed by the scapegoating, intolerance & bigotry being unleashed and propagated by the powerful to persecute the most vulnerable, DECLARE YOURSELF!

• IF YOU cherish the ideal of men and women being equal & refuse to return to the days where a woman can be forced to have a baby she does not want, DECLARE YOURSELF!

• IF YOU believe in the separation of Church and State, DECLARE YOURSELF!

• IF YOU are someone who is exhilarated by humanity’s capacity to discover and understand the wonders of the natural universe, DECLARE YOURSELF!

• IF YOU believe that truth matters, DECLARE YOURSELF!

• IF YOU have simply had enough of waiting for politicians to do right , or hoping that someone else would act first then...DECLARE YOURSELF!

–|Your time has come to make a statement reverberating every place you go and with every person you meet.

–|Your time has come to be the symbol of a conscience that will not back down and will not go away.

–|A single person stepping forward can make a huge difference. Then picture hundreds…turning to thousands… then millions, refusing to turn their heads, to sell their souls, to accept endless war in a world without hope.

With each new burst of ORANGE our current will grow, with every person drawn into its wake we gain momentum. What is now latent must be made manifest until we cannot be ignored, until the world and the war criminals in Washington read the writing on the wall:

We are not waiting.
WE ARE DRIVING OUT THE BUSH REGIME!

WEAR ORANGE!
Put orange everywhere.
Those who have been clad in orange, tortured, and detained without recourse will not be alone.
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The Declare Yourself! Campaign - Wear Orange Against the Bush Regime (excerpt)
Dennis Loo, WCW Steering Committee

On Implementing This Campaign

We are only just starting this campaign and undoubtedly there will be much to sum up and adjust as we acquire more experience. What appears to be the experience so far is that some people when told of the campaign react with great enthusiasm. Barbara Olshansky, for example, reacted by saying “What an excellent idea!” and put on a big orange ribbon immediately.[2] Activists who’ve been wearing ribbons or bandanas report having strangers and co-workers ask them what the orange is all about. Passing out orange ribbons, if they’re already pre-made, is relatively easy on the streets. It is also apparent, however, that making this campaign a success will require persistence and substantial effort. People out there don’t mostly immediately recognize the potential for this campaign and what difference it will make if they themselves wear orange. DY! isn’t just some gimmick. We need to bring this campaign to them with verve and conviction, win them to understanding the strategy and press people to do it. It will not happen spontaneously. Youth and famous people will have to be especially focused on as central to turning this campaign viral. We must also do our best to win the rest of the movement organizations to adopting the orange campaign. We have, after all, a responsibility to the whole movement. If we do these things, then our chances of success will be multiplied several fold.

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Quote|Unquote

Bush has to go not because he’s stupid…but because he is dangerous.
–|Daniel Ellsberg

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STOP THE PRESSES!
The World Can't Wait
Declare Yourself!
Wear Orange!

Birthday [Pet Shop] Boy's Natal Charts



Above are two natal charts for Neil Tennant, the voice behind Pet Shop Boys. While the location of his birth is accurate, as based on information referenced on PSB's website, there is no time available.

Basing his time of birth at either 12noon or 12midnight, you can easily recognize the extreme alignment of the planets for that day, and location of birth. Regardless (which really shouldn't be said here) of the time, there is a strong force at play in his chart, which indicates an exceptionally strong desire to push ahead into parts unknown.

Most assuredly, this is the chart of someone who entertains the masses, puts himself out there physically, and withdraws into himself, exploring the darkest and uncharted areas of his psyche.

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How much is that birthday in the window?
Neil Tennant, 1954


I don't know what you want
for a birthday gift
but I can't give it anymore...

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BREAKING!
Freddie Mercury Bio-pic!


FREDDIE MERCURY project:
An Interview with Michael Cunningham

June 4, 2007 (blackfilm.com)

While doing interviews for his screenplay adaptation on "Evening" with Clare Danes, Vanessa Redgrave, and Natasha Richardson, screenwriter Michael Cunningham (also responsible for the screenplay for "The Hours") talked about one of his upcoming projects, which includes the Freddie Mercury story. Mercury was the lead singer of the British rock band, Queen, and died of AIDS in 1991.

Who will be (in) the film?

MC: It's out to a couple of actors and I can't talk about it right now. I don't want to put the jinx on it. The people who are thinking about playing Freddie are just astonishingly great.

What time period will you focus on?

MC: You know, I don't really like traditional biopics so I'm just taking a week in his life and let that speak as a whole. I'm never really satisfied with the he was born, he lived, he died routine. I always feel that a life doesn't always produce the right dramatic art, so I'm sort of a Mrs. Dalloway version on Freddie Mercury, which is to take a little bit of his life.

Will there any singing in the film?

MC: Oh, tons of singing. There will be singing. It's so preliminary. I just turned in the screenplay. I can't imagine...I'm sure we will have to dub Freddie's voice. It's one thing for Sissy Spacek to play Loretta Lynn and do her own vocals,
but who could do Freddie Mercury?




©Lord Snowdon

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