Entries from July 2008 ↓

Thursday Night Boy Booty – Beach Booty

I miss summers spent in the pool or at the beach. As a kid, we had a big pool that we practically lived in during the summer. Nowadays, my summer beach experiences usually consist of wrapping up to keep warm on the foggy San Francisco shores. In the spirit of times past, here are some hot pics of boys showing off their booties at the beach. Click through for pics of beach booty!

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Schwarzenegger Plays Politics w/ State Worker’s Salaries

This blog post does a great job of telling it like it is:

So Controller John Chiang says the state has enough money to pay its bills until September. Capitol insiders are saying that a June revenue spike has given the state some breathing room. Yet here’s what the governor had to say with a straight face today when he announced his intention to temporarily cut the pay for 200,000 state workers to federal minimum wage:

QUESTION: Do you think that your action today will force the legislature, the added pressure, to come up with a budget solution faster?

GOVERNOR: This is not meant to do that. … the fact is that we are running out of cash and this is an action that we have to take.

In Jim Bouton’s wonderful baseball book, “Ball Four,” here’s how players liked to respond to preposterous assertions: Yeah, surrrre.

QUESTION: Do you think that your action today will force the legislature, the added pressure, to come up with a budget solution faster?

GOVERNOR: This is not meant to do that.

ALL OF CALIFORNIA AS ONE: Yeah, surrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrre.

(Keep reading for more of the author’s commentary)

Who’s the Elitist?

The Right (and before that, the Clinton camp) have been trying to portray Obama as an elitist who is out of touch with the middle class. McCain’s campaign manager Rick Davis said this recently:

Only celebrities like Barack Obama go to the gym three times a day, demand “MET-RX chocolate roasted-peanut protein bars and bottles of a hard-to-find organic brew — Black Forest Berry Honest Tea” and worry about the price of arugula.

But, if McCain is such an average Joe, why is he wearing $500 Ferragamo shoes? Not that I think which shoes you wear affects how you govern a country. Instead, I would caution the well-dressed multi-millionaire McCain from casting elitist stones.

The Bad Client: Stop Signs

For any of you in the creative field, you totally know the pain this poor designer experiences. We’ve all had clients like this. Designers and namers (hi, that’s me!) are like peas in a pod. Clients often bastardize the names we create in the exact same ways that they bastardize this poor guy’s work.

Wal-Mart Spreads Like Wildfire

My friend Watson sent me this awesome animation. It visually depicts the growth of Wal-Mart across the nation since its inception. Particularly interesting to me was that the guy who created it used data from Freebase. I worked on a naming project for Freebase last Spring. I predict you’ll be seeing a lot more from Freebase in the future.

Orson Scott Card Hates the Gays

I always knew that Orson Scott Card was a fundamentalist Mormon. Dangermarc brought to my attention this little nugget on how Card thinks gay marriage will unravel the fabric of the universe. It’s too bad such a great sci-fi writer has such fucked up political/religious beliefs.

Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog

Watch this right now on Hulu. After today, you can buy it iTunes and get more info at Dr. Horrible’s site. This only further illustrates why Joss Whedon is da bomb. Oh… and, I heart Neil Patrick Harris!

Hulu it here!
DrHorrible.com it here!

Gore-Al Places Infant Son In Rocket To Escape Dying Planet

LOL. OMFG. I love the Onion!

EARTH—Former vice president Al Gore—who for the past three decades has unsuccessfully attempted to warn humanity of the coming destruction of our planet, only to be mocked and derided by the very people he has tried to save—launched his infant son into space Monday in the faint hope that his only child would reach the safety of another world.

“I tried to warn them, but the Elders of this planet would not listen,” said Gore, who in 2000 was nearly banished to a featureless realm of nonexistence for promoting his unpopular message….

iPhone, Equality For All

I bought my new iPhone this weekend. And, living up to the promise I made AaronB in June, I have now made political contributions equalling the total amount of my iPhone. Last week I made contributions to Obama, the DNC, the DCCC, and the DSCC.

Today I made another contribution; this time to Equality For All. EFA’s goal is to defeat Proposition 8 – The gay marriage ban on California’s November ballot. (I also plan on making monthly contributions to each of the organizations through November.)

For my birthday, I’ve asked my friends to contribute to one of the five causes I care about. I’m particularly interested in putting Obama in the White House and increasing the Democratic majorities in Congress. As a gay man, I’m also very determined to help defeat Prop 8.

My mom called me the other day and asked me what I wanted for my birthday. I directed her to the Equality for All and asked her to make a contribution. I’d much rather have the ability to marry the man of my dreams (someday) than some material present.

If you have some extra cash this month, or next month, or the next, I encourage you to donate $5, $10, or more to one of the following causes:

Barack Obama
The DNC
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC)
The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC)
Equality For All

San Francisco Values

From Nancy Pelosi:

“San Francisco values to me means that every child in our city has health insurance until they are 25 years old. San Francisco values say we don’t have a minimum wage, we have a living wage. In San Francisco we respect the dignity and worth of every person and respect is the order of the day there. Issues like protecting the environment aren’t issues for us — they are values and ethics.

“I think they highlight them because they are the forces that are fighting health insurance for our children… they are the forces that are fighting increases in the minimum wage. So when they sort of use their winks and nods about San Francisco values, they are talking about the fact that we respect our gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community. But what they are really afraid of is economic justice.”

From DailyKos (two years ago):

But let’s talk about “San Francisco values”, you know — tolerance, entrepreneurship, and creativity.

Since O’Reilly boycotts everything he hates, I look forward to his boycott of all Bay Area-origin products. Same with every conservative who bashes San Francisco and the Bay Area. So no iPods or anything Apple. No HP computers. No Google. No Yahoo. No eBay. Those conservative bloggers using Blogspot, MovableType, or TypePad? Sorry. Those products are Bay Area-based.

Also no Adobe or Macromedia products. No computers, either, since most run on AMD or Intel. No tax preparation using Intuit products. Cancel your Netflix subscription. Cancel your TiVo subscription. Remove your Network Associates or Symantec virus protection software from your computer. Unplug your Netgear wifi router.

Don’t wear Levis (or any kind of jeans), Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, or buy your kids Gymboree. Avoid LeapFrog learning toys. Boycott Pixar movies. Boycott any movie using George Lucas’ ILM special effects shop. Stay away from Treos and other Palm devices. Don’t let Charles Schwab manage your portfolio. Don’t bank at Wells Fargo.

Yeah, those “San Francisco values” sure are dragging the region down. Making it weak as it falls behind the rest of the country — the parts that don’t share “San Francisco values” — economically and socially.

Or, maybe — just maybe — it’s made the region a magnet for the world’s smartest, most innovative, most entrepreneurial individuals and an incubator of the world’s most dramatic technological advances.

Miley Cyrus Throws Down the Gauntlet

Dayum, Miley and Mandy totally called out Selena Gomez.

Did Zac Efron Take a Shower?

Doubtful. We know that Zac is stinky because he doesn’t like to shower. He must’ve had water spritzed on his hair for a photo shoot.

And who is this newest beard with Zac?

When Batman Was Gay

A fun little look back at when Batman was gay.

Batman: The Dark Knight

A bunch of us went to see Batman: The Dark Knight at the IMAX today. Wow. The IMAX version sure is pretty.

My friend Eric and I recorded a podcast review for the I Read Comics show. Check the site Monday or so to listen to what Eric and I had to say about Batman TDK. Until then, enjoy these fun Batman-related pics!

Thursday Night Boy Booty – Wet Booty

Is there anything quite as beautiful as water cascading over well-muscled gluteal mounds? Or beads of water collecting on perfectly rounded man ass? Or partially submerged booty, bubbling up out of the water like an island paradise?

To me, it’s art in its purest form. If you agree, then click through and enjoy the pics of wet naked boy booty after the jump.

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