|Damon by Nick S82|
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!
Saturday, April 30, 2016
I CAN’T HELP IT
Written by Barry Gibb, Olivia and Andy Gibb were a perfect combination for this AC classic duet. (U.S #12 UK: N/A)
Long admired in the fashion industry, he was less well-known to the general public. But now the fashion designer Browne is having a moment after First Lady Michelle Obama wore his dress to the January 21, 2013 inauguration. Boyfriend Andrew Bolton may be a bit more behind the scenes as a curator at the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, but he's ready for his time in the limelight with the recent release of the Met Gala documentary, The First Monday in May.
From: Huffington Post
Although Walt Disney World's Gay Days are not officially sanctioned by the theme park, they were the object of a Florida Family Association warning. The anti-LGBT group paid to have two planes fly over the park, with warning banners, to deter unsuspecting families from attending the park during Gay Days.
So after five years and 93 million views, it’s time to reassess “Friday.” Is it really as bad as we remember, and does it still deserve scorn?
DON’T STOP BELIEVIN’
Olivia had another #1 AC smash and top 15 Country hit, but it faltered a bit on the pop chart. (U.S #33 UK: N/A)
As the president of J. Crew, fashion-forward Lyons is dressing America (including the First Lady) also created a life with Crangi, who is business partners with her brother, the award-winning jewelry designer Philip Crangi.
As a teacher’s aid, Carter Stone has a set of keys to the school, which this chab uses to sneak in after hours with Blake Allen!
Claude Shannon’s 100th birthday
Notwithstanding this list of staggering achievements in mathematics and engineering, Shannon managed to avoid one of the more pernicious trappings of genius: taking oneself too seriously. A world-class prankster and juggler, he was often spotted in the halls of Bell Labs on a unicycle, and invented such devices as the rocket-powered Frisbee and flame-throwing trumpet.
Animated by artist Nate Swinehart, today’s homepage celebrates the brilliance and lightheartedness of the father of modern communication on what would have been his 100th birthday.
A couple that smokes together, stays together. Guys who smoke weed have such a bad rep, mainly because of a stereotype that potheads are lazy or lack drive, which might limit their emotional investment in relationships. Trust me when I say there are two kinds of pot smokers: the kind mentioned above, and the kind who actually enjoy smoking because he’s down to earth, genuine, and needs to give his genius brain a rest – the latter is the kind of boyfriend every gay guy deserves.
I don’t know how you feel about drugs, but smoking pot at night is becoming equivalent to having a glass of wine. It’s not that big a deal anymore. If you have a bad perception of guys who smoke a little weed from time to time, chances are, you’re going based solely on a radical image of the “pothead” – an image created to scare the living sh*t out of American children in the 1930s.
In reality, a man who smokes pot is probably more in touch with his feelings, making himself more open to yours. He doesn’t sweat the small stuff, which makes him a better compromiser. He’ll make more intuitive decisions based on compassion and empathy, rather than doing it selfishly. There’s a high likely chance he won’t be uppity, snooty, or boring, and, most surprisingly, you’ll probably have better sex with him and more often, according to a new study.
A 2014 study in the journal Psychology of Addictive Behaviors showed that weed is linked to lower rates of domestic violence in couples. Because both parties are more uninhibited than usual, they’re likely to truly be present for each other. If you ask me, a gay couple that smokes together will stay together. Having lived in California, it’s not uncommon to see couples share a bong before going to bed, or smoking a little before going out – it’s their little secret. By smoking together, they’re sharing a common interest, which ultimately tightens their bond.
Back when I smoked cigarettes, I used to love going to the theater and meeting the other smokers during intermission. The conversations were always fun and I even met some of my closest friends during those days. Smoking pot is roughly the same idea – it relaxes you and brings you to a mental state where you don’t really care what people think, which makes it easier to have conversations at parties. Marijuana is a community drug and has been known to converge the shy with the outgoing in beautiful ways.
A man who enjoys smoking pot every now and then will have little fear of opportunities or discussions when they present themselves. One of the worst relationships I’d ever had was with a man who stressed easily, so much so that I walked on eggshells around him constantly. You never need to deal with this crap when dating a man who likes to get high a few times a week – he’s usually going to be super chill and willing to hear things from both sides. While you might be freaking out, he’ll probably be using his noggin to figure a way out of your predicaments.
Another thing about guys who smoke pot is that he’ll probably have more interesting friends than you do. Chances are they like to talk about cool stuff, or, unimportant stuff, but always with a joke and a laugh – drama free. It’s hard to hang out with interesting groups like this and not wonder: “I wish my friends were more like that.” I can tell you right now, most of the friends I have who don’t drink or have no interest in smoking at all tend to overthink – concentrating on artificial consequences rather than emotional ones.
Say what you want about weed, but guys who smoke pot aren’t the scary crack-addicted loonies the people at my church wrote them off to be. While there are some guys who have a huge issue with pot (stay away from those!) there are also incredibly artistic, fun, professional dudes who just like to relax from time to time – wouldn’t you want a man who likes to experiment? I know I would.
Men of a certain age know more than guys in their twenties—that’s a fact. They’ve been there, done it, got the t-shirt, and rarely want to repeat the same mistakes. For young guys still trying to figure it out, dating a man with more wisdom and experience is like finding a unicorn. We all want to find a unicorn.
The most fruitful relationships or flings I’ve had in my life were with men that had a good ten years plus on me. They benefited my life in ways I can’t explain, and vice versa. Age gaps in relationships are super common in the gay community, as they should be. For those men—younger or older—who try to stay within their own range, I say it’s time to open yourselves up a little more.
#1) He’s better at sex.
I know this for a fact because young guys nowadays care more about getting off than they do having an emotional connection. We’ve trained ourselves to be that way—sex is instant gratification. Don’t get me wrong, there are definitely some youngens who love connecting but for men of a certain age, sex means a little more than a swipe & type. Plus he has a good couple of decades on you—he knows what’s up.
#2) He knows more about life, which means he can hold a conversation.
This is a given not just because of his age, but because of how vastly different our culture has changed in the last ten years. Before we had smart phones and social media, we had to communicate with each other—face to face. He understands the value of community and can probably tell you stories that put your Disney-centric gossip to shame. Being social was a part of his upbringing. He wasn’t unlucky enough to find his teenager years hidden behind a computer or webcam. He was out living it, and he’ll enlighten you with this knowledge.
#3) He doesn’t waste his time with phonies anymore.
Something happens when you leave your thirties. You realize that time is precious and you’d rather spend with people real people—men and women who aren’t trying to be something they’re not or still desperate for the world’s approval. Being around that kind of energy drains your progress and brings you down, so guys who know better will always surround themselves with stronger and thicker-skinned people. Your network of friends will ripen.
#4) He’s been “fixed” numerous times before you.
He’s probably had a series of long-term relationships before shacking up with you, which is a good thing because it means he recognizes toxic qualities in himself that have inhibited him in the past. He has a good vision now of how to be a better boyfriend because he’s learned the hard way. With every lover, every broken heart, he’s gained new perspectives—a perspective he’ll bring to you.
#5) He knows himself.
He’s gone through a battle of the twenties, lessons of the thirties, and peace and tranquility of the forties. He knows what lies behind the bush because he’s been there, done it. He knows his boundaries and actually pays attention to them rather than ignoring it because he knows the dangers of doing so. This kind of attitude will flourish any relationship while inspiring you to find your own self. He is wise, mature and a better lover.
#6) He’s found his purpose & wants you to, too.
People who know their purpose in life live with meaning. Every breath, every second is meant to fulfill that purpose, and part of that purpose is to bring his lover up to his level. He wants you to find purpose too, and he’ll always be there to lift your spirits when you feel lost—which will be often.
#7) He fights for what’s right rather than what’s popular.
He’s learned that fighting for what’s popular keeps him afloat, but fighting for what’s right lifts his spirits to gain much-needed awareness of what life should be. All of this is a part of maturity—knowing what’s important and fighting for it. He no longer wants to be a follower; he’s a leader, and a leader does what’s right for the greater good and bigger picture. You’re always going to be on the winning team when you’re associated with someone like him.
#8) He doesn’t sweat the small things.
Why should he? He’s learned that the more you dwell on tiny things the more likely it is to explode into something more destructive. He’s seen the aftermath of placing energy where it needn’t be, and chances are he doesn’t ever want to repeat the same mistakes.
Watch "Mind/Game: The Unquiet Journey of Chamique Holdsclaw," May 3 at 10/9c on Logo.
The world of professional sports is becoming more and more welcoming and inclusive of the LGBT community. Here, we showcase six men and women who helped fuel that change. Some were out on the field, others couldn’t be open while they were playing, but all blazed trail in professional sports and LGBT advocacy.
Watch Mind/Game: The Unquiet Journey of Chamique Holdsclaw on May 3 at 10/9c on Logo TV.
Joe Namath might have made waves by cheekily wearing hosiery in a 1974 Hanes pantyhose commercial, but the big bombshell came a year later when former Redskins running back Dave Kopay came out in his bestselling autobiography.
Decades before Michael Sam, he was the first NFL player to ever do so.
“I got very, very few hate mails.” Kopay, now 72, told Outsports. “Mostly the mail that poured in was amazingly supportive and [people] telling their own stories.”
But after he retired and sought work as a coach, Kopay found himself effectively blacklisted. Instead, he became a successful Southern California businessman.
Kopay continues to make meaningful contributions as a board member of the Gay and Lesbian Athletics Foundation and a Gay Games ambassador. In 2007 he announced plans to leave a million-dollar endowment to his alma mater, the University of Washington, for the school’s LGBT Center.
Friday, April 29, 2016
Popularized in the '50s by gone-too-soon screen and style icon James Dean, the clip-on sunglasses offer undeniable perks for glasses wearers who don't want to bother switching between their reading frames and their shades. Since Jimmy's influence doesn't cease to inspire designers, this summer a plethora of clip-ons are shaking up your line up of regular sunglasses. Lets look at five stand outs, plus one super-budget option.
The creative community continues to strike out against HB2.
The creative community continues to take a stand against anti-LGBT legislation: First Stephen Schwartz, composer of Wicked, Godspell and Pippin, banned productions of his shows in Mississippi and North Carolina because of anti-LGBT laws there.
Now the rights-holders for West Side Story and Footloose have followed suit, withdrawing permission for their musicals to be performed in those states.
“In light of the recent passage in your states of heinous and discriminatory laws that severely curtails the rights of many minorities, the creators of Footloose are suspending the issuance of any license to present or produce their work until such time as the legislature and governor reverse their decision,” The Rodgers and Hammerstein Organization, who owns the rights to Footloose, said in a statement.
“The authors of Footloose hope for the quick repeal of these bills (HB 2 in North Carolina; Religious Freedom Bill 01:42 in Mississippi), at which time you will be able to request perusal materials and license the show.”
Last week Cirque du Soleil canceled engagements in Greensboro, Charlotte and Raleigh because of North Carolina’s religious freedom law.
“Cirque du Soleil believes in equality for all. It is a principle that guides us with both our employees and our customers,” the group said. “We behave as change agents to reach our ultimate goal of making a better world with our actions and our productions.”
Earlier in the week, representatives for Blue Man Group said they, too, would be boycotting North Carolina because of HB2.
At the heart of every Blue Man Group performance is a joyful celebration of all human kind including our commonalities and our differences. We value every individual’s right to live a dignified, vibrant life in full color. As such, we are joining the growing list of entertainment professionals in protest of North Carolina’s HB2 law by canceling our upcoming tour performances in Charlotte.
We regret any disappointment this may cause our fans, but look forward to performing for you in the future.
Pretty soon all that’s going to be left is Chuck E. Cheese’s.