Saturday, February 09, 2008

Queen: Live

This is heaven for a Queen fan.
Actually, not heaven.


You Spin Me...

Gays on Archie Bunker

Fags on TV: 1971
Courtesy Archie Bunker

Archie gets into an argument with Mike over one of his friends, whose clothing and demeanor are rather foppish. Archie says that the guy must be a homosexual. But for as weird as the man is, he's not gay. However, Archie's in for quite a surprise when one of his drinking buddies, an ex-football player, reveals he's gay.

First Time for Everyone!
The Beatles + Ed Sullivan

Alice Walker.

Alice Walker 1944

Any God I ever felt in church I brought in with me.

Anybody can observe the Sabbath, but making it holy surely takes the rest of the week.

Deliver me from writers who say the way they live doesn't matter. I'm not sure a bad person can write a good book, If art doesn't make us better, then what on earth is it for

Expect nothing. Live frugally on surprise.

For in the end, freedom is a personal and lonely battle; and one faces down fears of today so that those of tomorrow might be engaged.

Helped are those who create anything at all, for they shall relive the thrill of their own conception and realize a partnership in the creation of the Universe that keeps them responsible and cheerful.

Happy birthday, Alice Walker.

Happy Banana Birthday!


Sexual favors, hands down.

Well, face down into the pillow too!

Kinda surprised there's no reference indicating showing off,
to make proud, to make outstanding,
albeit in a ghettofab sorta way.

Pimp My Candidate!

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Green=One Month to Live

Birthday Beefcake: 1978

Ashton Kutcher.

This Day in History

James Spader.

GEORGE Magazine's Cover Guy!
Barack Obama 2008

Is this man the next president?
–|Sasha Baron Cohen

Barack as you've never seen him!
–|Bruce Weber

Guest Art Director
–|Andy Warhol

restoring the name.
February 2008

More more more!

Andrea True Connection's MORE MORE MORE is funny as hell. But The Pointer Sisters' LADY MARMALADE really takes the...mocha latte!

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Her Jamaican Guy

Bob Marley.

Candy Land

Ronald Reagan with a Baby Ruth in his mouth.
Baby Ruth with Ronald Reagan in his mouth.

Diane Arbus
The Lost Twins?

Suitable for Framing:
Focus on February

Sideshow: Diane Arbus at Hubert's Museum
at Steve Turner Contemporary, February 9 – 23, 2008

Sideshow: Diane Arbus at Hubert's Museum features twenty-seven previously unknown vintage prints by Diane Arbus which were created between 1958 and 1963 and which relate to Hubert's Dime Museum and Flea Circus, a New York emporium of novelties, freaks of nature, variety acts as well as home to the last working flea circus in America. It was located on 42nd Street near Times Square from the 1920s until its closing in 1965.

This Day in History: 1933

Charles Darrow begins to sell the MONOPOLY game.



I look forward to your individual thousand words regarding this photograph by American Garry Winogrand, 1964.

I would appreciate posting your thoughts in this space.

Thank you.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Black History Month: Milestones

Hank Aaron born, 1934.

Kareen Abdul-Jabar becomes first NBA player to score 38,000 points.

This Day in History: 1922

Reader's Digest first published.

1941. George Platt Lynes

Toto, we ain't in Kansas anymore...

Why I'll Never Be a Photojournalist.

a pull-quote of something I wrote elsewhere:
... I finally paid a visit to Ground Zero, some eight? nine? weeks after the disaster, I could turn my head one way, and smell that "smell", that indefinable odor, hellish in its origin. If I turned my head in the other direction that Sunday morning, I'd smell the French bread of Au Bon Paine (sp?) I heard people saying "get out of the way", "I can't see...move" and more of the same. I saw people standing on police barricades, on top of anything "high" enough, to get a better vantage point.

I saw the simple green metal of any generic street sign. The green metal which roots a STOP sign to the ground.

It wasn't important, the sign itself. It was the green metal, which held a beautiful burst of floral color, held in place by a 100% black silk mens' tie.

I could see the name: Herm├ęs.

I never took one photograph.
Even that which I just described.

Meet Granny! Granny Teller!

I beg you to spend 4 minutes and watch this.
This is toooooooo fucking funny!


The Vinyl Revival?

Wander over to The Lonely Note and read their fascinating three-piece article making a serious lp case for vinyl!

Monday, February 04, 2008

Angular Birthday

Fernand Leger, France,

Birthday Spawn.

Vincent Furnier

Eliot Lewis

This Day in History
The Racial Ceiling

Free American Blacks settle Liberia, West Africa

This Day in History
The Racial Ceiling

1st black executive of a major TV station
Jackie Robinson-WNBC New York

This Day in History: 1985

20 countries (but not U.S.) sign United Nations treaty outlawing torture.

Jean Cocteau

Genius sees itself reflected in any glittering surface.

Celebrity Dyke Celebration!

Buff Birthday Brawler

Pie in the Sky
Some guy named Bill Gates.

Bill Gates stands idly by...

Hmmmmm. Pie.

There is no excuse for this.
Thank God!
It's that funny...

Stephanie Elam

Stephanie. Steph. Stevi. Girl.

Why the FCUK do you feel the need to promote your membership of both the breeding folk and the girls who are out for their MRS-degree.

and his name is Jeff (Geoff?). And he's African-American.

But listen_to_me!

Stop brandishing that rock across the screen just as you report on the business of the day.
First off, I tuned in for the business of the stock exchage.
I didn't tune in to see you'd snagged one.
J'ya put out yet?

Stop. And stop now.
What with Campbell Soup being pregnant, and Chetzilla being with beast, I'm really saddened you guys
go the mile on the personal lives of your cable personalities.

So what's the latest with Anderson?
Not that I'm nosey, I just missed the evening when you did his rundown.


Happy Birthday!
Ms Rosa Parks

Spelling Bee

Out of office with two failed presidential bids now behind him, ex Vice President Quayle still ranks as America’s favorite dumb politician because of what happened in Trenton on June 15, 1992.

That’s the day, you probably recall, a Trenton sixth grader had to teach the Vice President of the United States that potato is not spelled with an e on the end.

In his 1994 memoir, Quayle devotes a whole chapter to the events in a classroom at Trenton’s Munoz Rivera School — and the impact of them on his career.

"It was a defining moment of the worst kind imaginable,’’ Quayle wrote in the autobiography. "Politicians live and die by the symbolic sound bite.’’

Quayle ruefully reported on a Washington Post article that suggested the Trenton flub got such wide media play because "it seemed like a perfect illustration of what people thought about me anyway.’

Tired of life?
Too exhausted to care?

Sunday, February 03, 2008

This Day in History: 1947

1st black reporter in Congressional press gallery
Percival Prattis

This Day in History: 1997

Carl Sagan Public Memorial at Ithaca New York

Billions and billions and billions attend.

James Michener

Birthday; Fran Tarkenton

Lady Di Stamp Set

A Gay Super Sunday

Let's see Pandora's box do this:

A Gay Super Sunday

Let's see Pandora's box do this:

Your guess is as good as mine.

Whatever this is,
stick it in your ear.

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