15 posts categorized "SHARRON ANGLE"

Nov 06 2011
Boy Culture Turns 6: My Favorite Posts Comments (13)

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As of midnight last night, it was exactly six years since my first post. It's been a tough thing to keep up with a dayjob and outside activities, and just when I think I might walk away, a valuable connection or interesting opportunity or a kind word comes my way. Thank you all for reading me.

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Here are my favorite 100+ posts out of nearly 11,000. Please take some time to read (or re-read!) a couple and tweet or Facebook any you like.

xoxo Matt

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54ff027a28833-800wiThe pocket pool championships were intense this year


BOY CULTURE


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FROM BOY TO MAN: BC B.C. (2007): The entire history of my novell and novel Boy Culture as well as the movie version; might be my ultimate post.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54f5599878833-800wiJonathon Trent & Derek Magyar make an Allan Brocka sandwich

BOY ON FILM (2006): An account of the NYC launch party for Boy Culture as it played the TriBeCa Film Fest.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54f7f18238834-800wiI was left "Reeling" by the experience

FRIENDS AND "FAMILY" (2006): The movie version of Boy Culture hits Chicago.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54f5ebead8833-800wiNo one would've mistaken me for Taylor Lautner

RAPT PUPIL (2006): The final night of Outfest with Boy Culture; I was fat but on the other hand got to meet Bryan Singer.

 

MY ART

 

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GUYDAR (since at least January 17, 2008) & ENDS OF THE WORLD (since at least January 13, 2008): Attractive men of the world—I got your backs. Your fronts, too.

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6a00d8341c2ca253ef0120a58f680c970bUnaltered iPhone image that still blows me away

"Your pictures suck" (2008): An art critic attacks me, but not without sustaining some hits in return.

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DRAWN TOGETHER (2008): How my desire to draw related to my secret desire. One of my absolute favorite posts.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01156faa215c970cThe shirtless one

LOST ANGELES (2009): My favorite photographic travelogue of L.A.

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ART IMITATES LIFE (2006): My 9/11 and my distaste for grief tourism.


ME


6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54f435c1a8834-800wiDeath of the party—Jeff in high school, already halfway through his life

BURNING MAN (2007): Tribute to my late high school friend and first romance.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef014e862b4a41970d-400wiSigned, sealed (eventually) delivered

LOST BOY FOUND (2011): There is a book in here somewhere.

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CIAO HOUNDS: OUR TRIP TO ITALY (2011): Finally got José to Europe.

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ILLINOIS DEATH TRIP (2007): Ruminations on death while revisiting a past home, and the past.

Zehnders Life is short...and meaningful

PASSING BY (2008): Mourning the loss of a person I only met once.

Lots more...

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Nov 05 2010
Boy Culture Turns 5: My Favorite Posts Comments (23)

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Img_0736As of midnight tonight, it will be exactly five years since my first post. It's hard to imagine it's been that long, and a lot's changed—the tone and subject matter are different, how often I post, my limits (no nudity in a couple of years due to ad constraints). I've devoted a crazy amount of time and money and energy to this blog for a very small financial return (you couldn't guess low enough), but it's always rewarding to have this forum with which to express myself, keep my writing ability fluid, perhaps influence a couple of people here and there, share obsessions with strangers (in both senses of the word) and learn new things.

6wzn3lxTake That's Howard...can you believe this happened onstage at a pop concert?

Here are some of the posts that were most important to Boy Culture's history. For the uninitiated, some of the oldest ones refer to Boy Culture, the movie made of my novel; I started the blog at the time Boy Culture was being filmed as a way to keep people informed of the progress...and it all snowballed from there.

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Some of these posts are milestones when it comes to the hits they provided but most are filled with original writing and/or photography and video and are just the posts of which I'm proudest. I hope you'll take some time to click on them and send their links around to others—and some time is what you'll need...


MY ART


6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54f0e820e8833-800wiBoy-crazy

FROM BOY TO MAN: BC B.C. (2007): The entire history of my novella, novel and movie Boy Culture; might be my ultimate post.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54fbf2d3e8834-800wiFrom '07, one of my faves. Old iPhones were better because they were worse.

"Your pictures suck" (2008): An art critic attacks me, but not without sustaining some hits in return.

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GUYDAR (since at least January 17, 2008) & ENDS OF THE WORLD (since at least January 13, 2008): Attractive men of the world—I got your backs. Your fronts, too.

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6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54f699b958834-800wiTriBeCa is for Boy lovers...

BOY ON FILM (2006): An account of the NYC launch party for Boy Culture as it played the TriBeCa Film Fest.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54f7f10b58834-800wiI was left "Reeling" by the experience

FRIENDS AND "FAMILY" (2006): The movie version of Boy Culture hits Chicago.

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RAPT PUPIL (2006): The final night of Outfest with Boy Culture; I was fat but on the other hand got to meet Bryan Singer.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e551e92d338833-800wiLet's call it a draw

DRAWN TOGETHER (2008): How my desire to draw related to my secret desire. One of my absolute favorite posts.


ME


6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54f2f319b8833-800wiDeath of the party—Jeff in high school, already halfway through his life

BURNING MAN (2007): Tribute to my late high school friend and first romance.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef010536a813e5970bI had the Fever for Jon-Erik Hexum

AN OBSESSION IS BORN (2009): One of my best posts about my obsession with...obsession.

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ILLINOIS DEATH TRIP (2007): Ruminations on death while revisiting a past home, and the past.

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PASSING BY (2008): Mourning the loss of a person I only met once.

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HAVEN'T WE MET? (2010): Celebrating my time with someone I've only met once—Madonna.

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Nov 03 2010
The Mourning After: And Now For Thumping Completely Different Comments (7)

More election thoughts and observations:

It still sucks this morning...I was thinking of calling in Democratic!

Democrats should be proud of what they accomplished in the past two years. Those who are not proud were either defeated or should be. Stuff got done—big stuff. Americans don't hate Democrats. Americans don't love Republicans. They dislike them both equally, or dislike Democrats a tad less. But voters are fucking pissed off at the economy and at waiting around for their lives to improve. And they hate the idea of a deficit to the point that they blindly don't realize the stimulus helped stave off a second Great Depression. That's all hard to address (for both parties, actually), but it's easier to address than, say, being hated.

Obama-spotlightx-large Obama's presser today will be historic. I hope in the good or at least not bad way. If I were him, I would sound a conciliatory note (no baseball bats—see below) yet I would draw some progressive lines in the sand. His only hope for re-election rides on re-engaging the left (the youth vote had better things to do last night and the black vote was somewhat depressed) because going even more centrist (he's already more in the middle than Malcolm) is not going to win him even one right-winger's vote. The Blue Dog Democrats were CRUSHED last night—so he shouldn't become one. His differences with Bill Clinton—the last Democratic prez in this position at this point in a presidency—may be skin-deep, but that's plenty deep enough for the teabaggers. Trust. Of course, this presumes Obama is his party's nominee in '12, a provision that had to be made regarding Reagan and Clinton before him at the same points in their presidencies, but one that nonetheless needs to be made here again.

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Oct 27 2010
Least Likely To Succeed Comments (0)

Here's a "bitter poll" to swallow...if registered voters were the same thing as actual voters, we'd be confidently expecting Sen. Harry Reid to win office again handily since Sharron Angle doesn't even garner 40% support among the former group.

101004_sharron_angle Instead, looking at likely voters, it's Sen. Angle—she who thinks legal divorce and the color black are "evil"—all the way.

Yesterday, a friend here in NYC who works in the most liberal of all possible fields reported that several of his co-workers were largely tuned out of the mid-terms. One isn't registered to vote, others reacted like, "Yeah, maybe we should vote..." as if it were an afterthought.

The more people who vote, the more Democrats win. Sure, it's partly Obama's fault for lousy messaging on his real achievements and poor performance on some marquee promises, but why should that depress Democrats from voting for Democrats? It's all about getting out and voting, and even some of Obama's staunchest critics have come forward to urge that progressives do so—including David Mixner.

 
Oct 21 2010
The Elitists' Manifesto Comments (6)

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I don't always agree with Maureen Dowd, but when she's right, she's right:

"Palin mockingly noted that you won’t find her invoking Mao or Saul Alinsky. She says she believes in American exceptionalism. But when it comes to the people running the country, exceptionalism is suspect; leaders should be—as Palin, O’Donnell and Angle keep saying—just like you.

"In Marilyn’s America, there were aspirations. The studios tackled literary novels rather than one-liners like He’s Just Not That Into You and navel-gazing drivel like Eat Pray Love. Walt Disney’s Fantasia paired cartoon characters with famous composers. Even Bugs Bunny did Wagner.

"But in Sarah’s America, we’ve refudiated all that."

And that's why it's so hard to beat that teabaggery; because while not everyone can be smart, cultured, informed, respectful, tactful and broad-minded, anyone at all can be a proud ignoramus.

 
"Too Dangerous To Have Real Power Over Real People" Comments (0)

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Sharron Angle is among the craziest teabaggers to have gotten herself on the ballot during this already crazy cycle, and yet she has a great shot at unseating boring but sane Harry Reid. Great new video against her by the SEIU after the jump...

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Oct 20 2010
No Se Puede Comments (3)

A conservative group in Nevada masquerading as some kind of grassroots effort has produced one of the most grotesque ads I've ever seen, and that includes "Daisy," "Call Me, Harold!" and the ones that have merged the faces of various Democratic candidates with that of Osama bin Laden.

Angle_adNot voting for Reid gets Latinos Sharron Angle. An image from her ad above.

Called "Don't Vote," the ad claims that because the Democrats have not produced comprehensive immigration reform, Latinos should not vote. Never mind WHY the Democrats have had their hands tied on this and other progressive issues, just...don't vote.

I would point out to the many gay people rightfully and righteously pissed off at the Democrats that "don't vote" is exactly the message the anti-gay, anti-brown people, anti-working class right-wingers wish they could shove down all our throats. Because if the U.S. had 100% voter turn-out, Republicans would be the marginal party they deserve to be.

Watch the ad after the jump...

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Oct 19 2010
The Day In Insane Teabagger Videos Comments (2)

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DailyKos has the already infamous video of a reporter who was forcibly handcuffed by the private security force hired by Republican Senate candidate Joe Miller of Alaska...it's just nuts. Until you realize Miller thinks highly of the former East Germany's attention to detail when it came to security.

And then there's batshit-crazy, bald-faced liar Sharron Angle, who is running a so-far winning senatorial race versus milquetoast Harry Reid. After running a blatantly race-baiting ad demonizing Latinos, she had the audacity to tell a group of Latino high school students that (1) her ad was also about the Canadian border; (2) she herself has been called the first Asian legislator from Arizona (she's not Asian...at all); and (3) she can't tell the students apart from Asians anyway. 

Nevada...are you sure being rid of Harry Reid is worth six years of this?

After the jump, check out the nasty throw-down aka debate between Democrat Jack Conway and teabagger aka Republican Rand Paul. Lots of Dems are turning on Conway for being too nasty, but I say bring it on (if it works). Paul's never denied the specific charges, BTW. It's absurd that the folks of Kentucky, hurting as much as anyone in this economy, would decide they'd turn to an Objectivist for the milk of human kindness as opposed to a dude who has sworn to oppose any cuts to Social Security...

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Oct 11 2010
Carl's Marks Comments (4)

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New York's Republican gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino is getting low marks in the media after making incendiary comments that children shouldn't be brainwashed into seeing homosexuality as a valid choice, that homosexuals are "dysfunctional" and other unsavory things.

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Oct 08 2010
Bitter Angles Comments (0)

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The man considered to be Nevada's top Republican, State Senate Minority Leader Bill Raggio, has reluctantly endorsed Democratic Sen. Harry Reid for re-election, at the same time ripping Republican (aka Tea Party) nominee Sharron Angle.

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