Thursday, February 23, 2006

'Brokeback' shirts go for $100,000

Money to go to charity

LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- Tom Gregory just spent more than $100,000 on two used cowboy shirts.

And he couldn't be happier.

The shirts are the ones worn by the ill-fated lovers, played by Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal, in Oscar front-runner "Brokeback Mountain." The shirts that represent their relationship. The shirts that, to Gregory, represent the ongoing plight of gays for acceptance in society.

"They really are the ruby slippers of our time," said Gregory, 45.

A longtime gay activist, Gregory plans to keep the shirts "as they were, on the hanger, entwined."

"I would never wear them, put them on, or separate them," he said.

Gregory collects signed celebrity photos from Hollywood's golden age, but this is his first foray into movie props. Focus Features, distributor of "Brokeback Mountain," donated the two shirts, which were sold on the auction Web site to benefit Variety -- The Children's Charity of Southern California.

Gregory logged his winning bid -- $101,100.51 -- just 28 seconds before the 10-day auction came to a close on Monday.

"There is no buyer's remorse," he said, characterizing the purchase as "the most fun thing I ever bought."

Copyright 2006 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

QUEEN for a Day.

Today's "Freddie Mercury" moment.
Thanks to the credited photographer.
I always get a chub.
Especially after I've decapitated another bitch.

Sorry about the typo, Madona.

Note to Madonna Louise Ciccone Penn Ritchie:

Hey Madge.

I know it's been some time since I've seen you with Rupert at that party at SCORE on Lincoln Road (I still can't believe I met you in the Mens' Room at the urinal, but that's another story.) First off, how're the kids? Carlos e-mailed me the other day, but I didn't get back to him yet. Back burner. Way back.

Hey. About that e-mail I received from Video-C (you know they leaked SORRY, right? QuickTime no less!).


Umm, I know you HATE to have your friends WORKING for you (yeah, right) but really. I TOLD YOU I'D PROOF-READ.
Get back to me, ok?

Oh, and I saw David the other night at the club (some trannie dive on Park Street). He's still pissed you didn't let him direct HUNG UP. What's even funnier is the number of guys I've run into who say he gives the worst head. Seems to be hung up on chicken though. Go fig.

You healing? A pain that you're used to?

Love to Guy.


Wednesday, February 22, 2006

SciFi 360°
Diane Arbus: Uncut

First Fag + First Fag Hag.

C'mon y'all. You just KNOW all us boys have ONE BLACK GIRLFRIEND who thinks we can do no wrong.
(Generally they say things like "Damn! You can dance, for a white boy!" and "Mighty fine ASS on you there, hun!")
Uh. Uh. Uh. (Shout out to Judi!)

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Beat Domestic Violence! © 2006

Playlist: Carolyn Thomas

01. Eyes Without a Face|Billy Idol
02. Stop (In the Name of Love)|Diana Ross & the Supremes
03. Change|Tears for Fears
04. Mad World|Gary Jules
05. A Pain That I'm Used To [Goldfrapp Remix]|Depeche Mode
06. Sorry [Pet Shop Boys Maxi Mix]|Madonna
07. A Little Respect (Big Train Mix)|Erasure
08. A View To A Kill [That Fatal Kiss]|Duran Duran
09. You Hurt Me [And I Hate You]|Eurythmics
10. Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word|Elton John
11. What Have I Done To Deserve This?|Pet Shop Boys
12. Heal the Pain|George Michael
13. Keep Yourself Alive|Queen
13. I'm Not Perfect [But I'm Perfect for You]|Grace Jones
14. Under Pressure|Queen + David Bowie
15. Let Me Live|Queen
16. Assault And Battery|Howard Jones
17. Life's What You Make It|Talk Talk

Bonus Beats!
18. No More Tears [Enough Is Enough]
Donna Summer + Barbara Streisand

Monday, February 20, 2006

Jesus called.
He was in New Jersey tonight.

Playlist: Depeche Mode

Note to Jerry Uelsmann.

Hey Jerry-
I tried what you suggested in class and it's MUCH BETTER than I could have thought. I'm glad you didn't tell me EXACTLY what to do, and it was kinda kooky when you kept saying "look closer" until I did. If you hadn't screamed at me I wouldn't have even thought about this approach. Thanks, though, for telling me you felt so strongly about the initial image. Here's something I have to work on for next class. Thoughts? Thanks! Regards. M.

Note to Robert Mapplethorpe:

You were right. So what's your shoot tomorrow? I think that was slick of the museum commissioning you for one black portrait/day of some African American athlete during the Olympics. I'm working on that script I told you about. Did you run into Freddie yet? Tell him about T2. Justin's looking forward to seeing him in Tokyo. He's ETERNALLY grateful. Who would have ever thought they'd be doing UNPLUGGED. Thank God John can play because he (supposedly) hates singing. Lucky Roger! Fuck. "I'm in love with my car..." ACOUSTIC? I'm still peeing over TYMD not to mention BH. You still seeing that guy from Craig's List? What's his name? Soon.

Note to Andy Warhol.

Hey Andy-
I gotta tell you, this 15 minutes of Fame is really something. Thanks for telling me about the doorman's policy. I saw SO MANY PEOPLE getting turned away! The line was pretty deep so I had some time to think (I did as you told me and didn't talk to ANYONE in line) while I watched person after person after person get turned away. I got to thinking that it was pretty obvious that you could call the shots at the front, just like you said. Funny how you told me you couldn't tell me but that I had to think of it myself, and if you were right, you couldn't tell anyone. OK, so I won't. Well, I want you to know that I knew what to tell him at the front of the line. I'm just over 260, so I've got a while to go. Freddie was right when he said his cats were jealous. Isn't it really great that he got the full measure? More later. PS REMIND ME TO TELL YOU ABOUT MARILYN! Oh yeah, and the "dangerous light" kids. Tragic. Remember when we talked about MINDFUCK TV? That was a pisser. Where were we? Oh year, The RamRod. I was freakin' because they followed SUPERNATURE up with CAT PEOPLE with THE CHASE with REBEL REBEL (see attached.) Well, I really think it would be great to get that multiplex club thing going (remember 1235?) Or Spit and that other place. Like that old joke they played with the "thru here" signs. I hate you not using a cell!

What is orange mercury?

orange Mercury is the ability to burn brightest and render stealth in a a flash. ©2006
Is it me or was AC just discussing chocolate on cable-fucking-television, let alone CNN!