Tonight, I can hear the music drifting into my bedroom on a cool autumn wind.
The Tyranny of Hairdressers - McCall's Magazine, January 1966.
"According to Australia's The Age, the above-pictured skirt looks like a pretty red dress under normal circumstances, but when flipped inside out over the wearer's head turns into a pretty dead-on soda machine disguise -- the perfect foil for some mugger or more violent criminal (at least in Japan, where street crime is rare).
Other fashion-forward, crime-prevention accessories the article cites are wraparound sunglasses so dark you can't make eye contact with perverts on the subway, and a "manhole skirt" that folds up all your valuables into something that looks an awful lot like a manhole cover, which you then place on the street should a criminal step into view"
New TV Series: Bitter Old QueensRussell T. Davies who created Queer as Folk in Britain and is enjoying vast success with his revamped Doctor Who series told the Guardian that he is planning a new gay series for the BBC.
"It's going to be about forty-something gay men and how jealous they are of gay teenagers," Davies said in an interview. "I've been longing to write something for adults."
In the interview, Davies said that the inspiration for the new drama is a friend, a former Mr Gay UK, who split up from his boyfriend.
"He asked me: 'Why are so many gay men so glad we split up?' That remark's stayed with me for six years. I think there's a self-punishing streak in that gladness and I want to explore it."
The series, still untitled, will air in 2010.
Taken a picture completely naked? No one needs that.
Made out with a friend on your MySpace/Facebook page? Who wrote this, a twelve year old girl? (Not yet)
Danced in front of your mirror naked? No one needs that. (Yes)
Told a lie? Maybe.
Had feelings for someone who didn’t have them back? Oh dear...all too much.
Been arrested? Almost...once. I dared a cop to arrest me. Thankfully he was intimidated enough by my craziness to not do it. He wasn't even cute.
Made out with someone of the same sex? Again, who wrote this? (Not nearly often enough)
Seen someone die? Yes
Slept in until 5pm? No. (4:59? Maybe)
Had sex at work? No. Not even an erotic thought.
Fallen asleep at work/school? Where I work, you sleep, you die.
Held a snake? Yes
Ran a red light? Yes
Been suspended from school? Nope
Totaled your car in an accident? Yes
Pole danced? Smoked? No. Yes.
Been fired from a job? Not quite. I was laid off once. And then Katrina came and I lost my job because the place was destroyed.
Sang karaoke? Yes. On a tabletop in fact. I believe it was to a medley of Cheryl Lynn and The Smiths.
Done something you told yourself you wouldn’t? Yes (answer a meme?)
Laughed until a drink came out your nose? all the time.
Caught a snowflake on your tongue? is this a euphemism? (yes)
Kissed in the rain? No (but that does sound nice)
Sang in the shower? who hasn't?
Given your private parts a nickname? I'd rather a sobriquet.
Ever gone out without underwear? No one needs that.
Sat on a roof top? all the time
Played chicken? ridiculous.
Been pushed into a pool with all your clothes on? No
Broken a bone? Popped one? Broken? No. Popped? I'm not sure.
Mooned/flashed someone? No one needs that either.
Shaved your head? Not yet.
Slept naked? once or twice. Not all it's cracked up to be.
Played a prank on someone? all the time.
Had a gym membership? No
Felt like killing someone? Not really
Made your girlfriend/boyfriend cry? No, and that's the sad part.
Cried over someone you were in love with? Yes
Had sex more than 10 times in one day? maybe
Had Mexican jumping beans for pets? I did actually!
Been in a band? I wish.
Subscribed to Maxim? Who wrote this?
Taken more than 10 shots of alcohol? at once? No
Shot a gun? Yes
Had sex today? No
Played strip poker? No
Tripped on mushrooms? No
Donated Blood? Yes...and even had to lie to do it (they refused to accept blood from gay men)
Video taped yourself having sex? No one needs that.
Eaten alligator meat? Frog legs? Of course
Ever jump out of an airplane? No
Have you been to more than 10 countries? I wish.
Ever wanted to have sex with a platonic friend? Not really
opportunity - m4m - 25
Reply to: email@example.com
Date: 2007-10-07, 1:10AM
I must be ugly.
This is the thought that immediately runs through my head at 12:43am on a Saturday night (or is it Sunday morning?) as I sit on my couch with my laptop and a soundtrack consisting of...well...what most would call a lesson in depression.
So, I must be ugly.
Or is New Orleans ugly?
I think it has the potential to be. I've lived here for two years and, despite all my best efforts, I come up empty handed every time. That's not to say I haven't dated people here; sure, I've done that. It's simply that the results have been less than appealing.
I learned in college that there are three types of guys: 1) the guy who expects a blow job on the first date and gets it (this will not be a long-term arrangement); the guy who expects a blow job on the first date and doesn't get it (this one probably won't work either); and 3) the guy who doesn't expect a blow job on the first date, but would still really really like one. He's also the guy who wouldn't push the issue unless it's been made clear that the other party involved thought that this particular number 3 was actually a number 1 (this has the most potential for a long-term arrangement).
As the third type of guy, I feel like a fish out of water in this here city.
So, more likely than not I'm an ugly prude who should give up this game and, in finding a life of fulfillment practicing the art of solitude, enjoy my job ringing the bells at St. Louis.
Some might say there is a lesson of fortitude in all of this. I, however, am not one of those people. The wall of my constitution is crumbling steadily and, looking up to meet the gaze of a handsome stranger, I lack the confidence to begin a conversation. I look away and find myself the king of missed opportunities.
re: opportunity - m4m - 25 - m4m - 35
Reply to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: 2007-10-07, 8:44PM CDT
Well if you stopped behaving like a straight girl you might be happier. Why the hell are gay men adopting 'values' that were only meant to suppress women? WTF? Blow job on 'the first date'? Are you for real? Why would you go out with someone you didn't want to sleep with? Suit yourself, though ...