WHAT IS THIS BLOG ALL ABOUT?
On this blog you I am going to share my world with you. What can you expect to find here -- First of all lots of sexy men, off all shapes and types, something for everyone, as I can find beauty in most men. You are going to find that I have a special fondness for Vintage Beefcake and Porn of the 60's, 70's, and 80's. Also, I love the average guy, and if you want to see yourself on here, just let me know. Be as daring as you like, as long as you are of age, let me help you share it with the world! Also, you are going to find many of my points of views, on pop culture, politics and our changing world. Look to see posts about pop culture, politics, entertainment, sex, etc. There is not any subject that I find as something I won't discuss or offer my point of view. Most of all, I hope you are going to enjoy what I post. ENJOY!
Sunday, December 1, 2013
From: Boy Culture
(THE ART OF ETIENNE)
The French traded European manufactured goods in return for the prized beaver skins of Native Americans. Personal relations between the French fur traders and Native American men were sometimes very good and sometimes very bad. Heck, relations between European traders themselves were often treacherous and dangerous.
One aspect of this history that isn't as well known is that both the British and French colonists and traders were often confronted with the fact that in many Native American cultures, it was normal for men to have sex with other males, and that these special men were welcomed and respected by their tribesmen. It's been widely recognized (but not with some controversy) that the French coined the term "berdache" to label these men who lived in female roles in the tribe. These "two-spirits" have been recognized in over 130 North America tribes in every region of the continent.
Throw into the mix the ultra-homophobic missionaries and it must have been quite a time. No doubt that Etienne saw the potential for sexy male escapades in the wilderness when he created this great fantasy work. Once again our artist displays his special sense of humor, with the studs being sexually spent, and another couple of notches added to the bearded gents' list of sexual conquests.
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From: Favorite Hunks & Other Things
I can't say I have been a huge fan of actor Paul Walker on the big screen. Although I enjoyed some of his films, loved one, (Eight Below) when I think of Paul, I think of watching television as a kid. I remember being 9 or 10 crushing over him on Throb (if you don't remember the show, you'll remember the opening credit song HERE:) I also remember in high school watching him on The Young and The Restless during vacations and breaks. Walker had a calmness, a humanity that came through his work, even when in big screen blockbusters his charm balanced things out and he helped keep his films grounded even with all the emoting (Vin...) going on around him.
Sadly, almost as disturbing as his tragic death was how it played out with TMZ and on social media. TMZ, the Hyena/Vulture hybrid of the media world was virtually salivating at shaking up a quiet Saturday night. Seems, as with those at TMZ, when a celebrity dies many of us revert to the old roles we carried in high school. The keeners just HAVE to get the news out first. Even without proper sources you could see the throngs turning into Anderson Cooper's desperate to be the first to share the horrible news. Just because one has a Twitter or facebook account does not make one a reporter,
nor a news source. I know some (not all) were earnest, fans of Paul in shock, wanting to share with others but there was still something quietly unsettling about it. Then the bickering began between those so sure it was true to those having a more difficult time accepting it. 'Hoax, no real' went back and forth as if it were a game of tag. Then of course came out the class clowns, thinking how clever they were to connect a man's death with the title from one of his movies. The 'the original' joke began from the first drop of blood in the water and never really let up. Social media is a wonderful way to pull together, especially during a crises. Sadly, it also provides a forum for many, not just learn about, not just to discuss, but to also actively participate themselves in the drama. I am not above it, I often revert to my high school persona as well, distancing and watching but waiting to share my feelings until it becomes safe. Social media makes 'safe' a thing of the past.
R.I.P Paul Walker