Did you see this on the news? I didn't. Hmmm. Seems like a huge breakthrough to me. Maybe the news stations were afraid that they might lose their ad revenues from oil companies...
Ocean currents can power the world, say scientists
A revolutionary device that can harness energy from slow-moving rivers and ocean currents could provide enough power for the entire world, scientists claim.
By Jasper Copping
Existing technologies require an average current of five or six knots to operate efficiently, while most of the earth's currents are slower than three knots
The technology can generate electricity in water flowing at a rate of less than one knot - about one mile an hour - meaning it could operate on most waterways and sea beds around the globe. Existing technologies which use water power, relying on the action of waves, tides or faster currents created by dams, are far more limited in where they can be used, and also cause greater obstructions when they are built in rivers or the sea. Turbines and water mills need an average current of five or six knots to operate efficiently, while most of the earth's currents are slower than three knots.
So far I've held off from joining Facebook so that I don't have another email account to check, but somehow I was roped into creating a profile on tagged.com. I thought this comment was cute--some sexy girl had left it for a guy whose page I was checking:
I KNOW WE HAVEN'T KNOWN EACH OTHER FOR LONG, AND I REALLY SHOULDN'T BE ASKING YOU, I FEEL SHY, BUT I WANT IT SO BAD, DON'T GET ME WRONG IT'S JUST THAT I HAVEN'T HAD IT FOR A LONG TIME. I COULD ALREADY FEEL IT GOING IN SO HARD AND COMING OUT SO SOFT AND WET. NO ONE HAS TO KNOW ABOUT THIS. I NEED IT. YOUR HELP CAN BE VERY USEFUL. YOU MUST THINK I HAVE A LOT OF NERVE ASKING YOU FOR THIS, BUT I CAN FEEL MY TONGUE AROUND IT SUCKING ALL THE JUICE OUT UNTIL THERE IS NO MORE LEFT, THIS HAS BEEN ON MY MIND ALL DAY LONG AND I HOPE I'M NOT BEING FORWARD, I'M USUALY NOT LIKE THIS, BUT...
I'll also be spnning every Sunday in December exept I might have te 28th off. December 26th should be an especially fun night sine in addition to Fee Tea from 7-11, the night coninue with Cherry Jubilee's popular 10thmAnnual Glammy Awards, which is like the Grammy's for all things drag--categoties include the legend award, best special event, best newcomer snd best drag dj.
With the awards punctuatrd by perfomances, it's great way to catch up on some of the newer queens acts. I'll be spinning, with Jackie Beat and Sweetie as your hosts. So if you like drag shows, stick Sunday December in your calendar. Performance by Peppermint, Britney Houston, Sahara Davenport, Epiphany, and the hilarious honorary drag queen Wendy Ho. Hope to see you there!
Downtown drag sensation Linda SImpson has penned a new play set to open at La Mama next week. Though Linda and I have enjoyed a catty stage feud for well over a decade, I thoroughly enjoyed her production of THE TRANNY CHASE. I caught up with "the thinking man's drag queen" on Thanksgiving morning to chat about her latest venture into the theater.
B: Linda! Your new play is called THE BAD HOSTESS. Since your night time hostessing gigs have dwindled to a veritable standstill, am I to assume that your latest work is somewhat autobiographical?
L: Uh, yes. I’m playing a character, but she and I share a lot of common—we both started our drag careers on the East Village club scene and now must scramble for hosting jobs in a cruel world that’s unappreciative of true talent!
B: True TALENT? I guess that's where the similarities between you and the character end. Now ror those who may not be familiar with your first two plays THE TRANNY CHASE AND THE FINAL EPISODE--ie everyone currently alive--how would you describe your style as a playwright?
L: Both my previous plays and this one are dark comedies. I like mixing campy humor with serious subjects, such as politics, religion, death, sex, your dangerously expanding waistline, etc.
B: Ouch! Didja have to go there before my Thanksgiving pig-out? As an emcee, you've always shied way from performing numbers, whether lipsynched or live. Yet your latest endeavor promises a party which descends into, among other things, "despicable karaoke"? Might you be singing?
L: I don’t want to reveal too much, but theatergoers can breath a sigh of relief that I’m letting other cast members handle the music. Instead, I’m concentrating on my great skills as an actress, including trying to memorize my lines.
B: Audience members can also expect an anti-religious rant, which some clueless audience members (or is that redundant) might see as an odd choice for the world's the biggest christian holiday.
L: What better time to tweak religion than at Christmas, which stirs up so many mixed emotions in people about faith and how they were brought up to worship God?
B: AMEN TO THAT!
L: But the play isn’t a one-sided argument against religion—there’s a debate that goes on between the characters, which includes a young man studying to be a minister.
L: The $15 ticket price is a great deal...of money for one of your "shows". Seriously, for a full-length play in a real theater, the cost is very reasonable. With even celebrated shows like HAIRSPRAY closing while other bigger theaters sit half-full, are you worried about a launching a new play in this financial climate?
L: La MaMa set the ticket price—the theater’s policy is to be accessible to all. If it was up to me I would have charged much, much more—perhaps $20—because I’m worth it.
B: I see that your cast includes Flloyd, who many remember as the the performer of WHAT MAKES A MAN A MAN? from WIGSTOCK: THE MOVIE. Chris Tanner is another local drag performer. Have there been any diva tantrums or backstage dirt you'd care to reveal?
L: Let me get back to you after the show. I don’t think it’s wise for me to risk provoking those two wonderfully complex and fiery individuals.
B: For the readers who don't live in the area and may miss the touring companies, how would you sum up the play's message?
L: More than anything, the play explores how our relationships with our parents influence our religious beliefs. My character’s father was a minister and now she’s an atheist. It’s a story of liberation, mixed with sadness and laughter, starring me in a new dress.
B: Stop the press! Let's hope it includes large, very floppy-brimmed hat with veil and a very high cowl neck!
L: You'd know more about cow's necks than I would since you have one. Or should I say a lack of one.
Nov. 25, 2008 | On a warm summer day two years ago, a 16-year-old girl put on a skirt and headed to the SuperTarget in her hometown of Tulsa, Okla. As she shopped the air-conditioned aisles, a man knelt behind her, carefully slid a camera in between her bare legs and snapped a photo of her underwear. Police arrested the 34-year-old man, but the charges were ultimately dropped on the grounds that the girl did not, as required by the state's Peeping Tom law, have "a right to a reasonable expectation of privacy," given the public location. In non-legalese: Wear a skirt in public, and you might just get a camera in the crotch.
Locals were outraged. Most women slipping on a summer dress aren't hoping to star in an amateur -- or, worse yet, professional -- porno, just as most men don't expect strangers to take a snapshot of their package when they wear shorts in public. In response to the ruling, Rep. Pam Peterson, R-Tulsa, introduced a bill making it illegal in Oklahoma to take unauthorized photos of someone's private areas in public; it went into effect earlier this month. For the same reason, nearly half the states have had to enact similar laws.
A NEW BOOK OF WIGSTOCK PICS BY BOBBY MILLER FROM THE FESTIVAL'S BEGINNING UNTIL 2005.
About the book:
Wigstock was a free outdoor festival that ran from 1985 - 2005 in NYC at various locations. Made up of drag queens, hippies, punks, rock stars and a smattering of various alternative communities. A free all day event of performance and kooky antics. Founded by the legendary drag queen The Lady Bunny ( along with Hattie Hathaway) it finally ended its twenty year run in 2005. It also became a documentary style film called " Wigstock the movie" directed by Barry Shils which can be found at your local rental shop. Wigstock is gone but will never be forgotten. Long live the queen.
Great shots of performers like Billy Beyond (above), Loretta Hogg, Princess Zoraya, Hattie Hathaway--it goes waaaaaaay back.
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FROM LYPSINKA, PICTURED HERE OUT OF DRAG WITH LILY TOMLIN AND THE VERY SICK TRANSVESTITE ALEXIS DELAGO
Sweden Says Transvestism Is Not a Disease By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) -- Swedish health officials say they will remove transvestism, fetishism and sadomasochism from the country's official list of diseases and mental disorders.
The National Board of Welfare says labeling those aspects of sexual behavior and gender identity as disorders can add to prejudices in society. Gay and transgender rights activists welcomed this week's decision.
The board's director Lars-Erik Holm says he will raise the issue internationally when the World Health Organization starts the process of renewing its classifications.
FROM LADY ESTHER GYN, AN EXPERT ON ALL THINGS GAY AND BRAZILIAN.
Because here's a gay parody ad for Pascivia. I can't understand Portuguese, but I can see that diagram that features one feces-encrusted anal insert and one clean one--the latter being after Pascivia's use. By the end, the spokesmodel is bragging about how many centimeters he's able to take thanks to this new product.
AND JUDGING FROM THE LINK TO THIS BRAZILIAN ESCORT SITE, A LITTLE PASCIVIA MIGHT BE NEEDED TO CCOMODATE THESE HEALTHY HUNKS LIKE "PETERSON", BELOW.
5. Dick Cheney The 'Dark Prince' of the Republican party, Cheney's obsession with American military prowess and fanatical dedication to the oil industry has made him the focal point of most liberal's rage. Cheney exists to service the needs of the rich and powerful, and is unafraid to put other people's lives at risk to ensure corporate profits and American hegemony. Cheney has always remained largely behind the scenes due to a distinct lack of personality and aura of extreme evil, but wields his influence expertly with his nuanced understanding of the dark arts of politics. Cheney is the epitome of a political hack, a gutless gray blob of a man with a record of detached violence and personal greed. We won't see much of him after next January, and hopefully someone will have the decency to arrest him should he venture out of the United States.
Just when you're cursing your own country, you learn that the Taliban in Afghanistan are so dead set against girls going to school that they did a drive by on some school girls with squirt guns filled with acid. And I don't mean LSD.
FROM AOL NEWS:
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (Nov. 25) - A 23-year-old teacher burned in an acid attack on 15 schoolgirls and instructors wants the Afghan government to throw acid on her attackers and then hang them. Kandahar's governor said Tuesday that authorities had arrested 10 alleged Taliban militants for the Nov. 12 attack in this southern city and that several confessed to taking part.
Wendy Whitaker had consensual oral sex with her boyfriend when she was 17 and he was three weeks shy of his 16th birthday. She was convicted of sodomy in 1997 as a result, had to register as a sex offender for life, and can’t live within 1000 feet of schools or churches.
How do you say Deee-Ranged? How do Deee-lectable? Deee-Mented? Deee-Spicablel? Deee-Viiiiine?
Lady Kier sent me a link to this recipe book, which could certainly jizz up a traditional Thanksgiving menu. Or make the perfect gift for the cum-dumpster in your life who has everthing.
FROM THE BOOK'S PRESS RELEASE:
Semen is not only nutritious, but it also has a wonderful texture and amazing cooking properties. Like fine wine and cheeses, the taste of semen is complex and dynamic. Semen is inexpensive to produce and is commonly available in many, if not most, homes and restaurants. Despite all of these positive qualities, semen remains neglected as a food. This book hopes to change that. Once you overcome any initial hesitation, you will be surprised to learn how wonderful semen is in the kitchen. Semen is an exciting ingredient that can give every dish you make an interesting twist. If you are a passionate cook and are not afraid to experiment with new ingredients - you will love this cook book!
AND WHILE WE ARE ON THE SUBJECT OF NOURISHMENT DIRECTLY FROM THE PENIS (OR IN THIS CASE, THE VAGINA ALSO), MAY I RECOMMEND THAT YOU WASH DOWN YOUR SEMEN SUPPER WITH URINE AND SWEAT LIKE THESE ASTRONAUTS ABOUT TO BURST OUT OF THE STRATOSPHERE ABOARD THE US SPACE SHUTTLE ENDEAVOR WILL SOON DO?
FROM THE INTERNATIONAL HERALD TRIBUNE:
HOUSTON: Astronauts tinkered Sunday with a troublesome piece of equipment designed to help convert urine and sweat into drinkable water, which is vital to allowing the international space station crew to double to six.
Station commander Michael Fincke and space shuttle Endeavour astronaut Donald Pettit changed how a centrifuge is mounted in a urine processor, which is part of the newly delivered $154 million water recovery system. The centrifuge is a spinning device that helps separate the water from urine.
FROM POPEATER: (Nov. 21) - Actress Carrie Fisher reveals in her new book 'Wishful Drinking' that life as Debbie Reynolds' daughter was anything but ordinary. Fisher, most known as her role as Princess Leia in the 'Star Wars' trilogy, reveals the dirty details of her life including her mother's suggestion that Fisher have a baby with her stepfather.
I love that a mature author would use this shot her publicity photo! I actually recall someone telling me that he'd hung out with Carrie and Marianne Faithful in Paris and that their partyin' tales were a riot.
And even though it was a little before my time, I was aware from a pretty early age that there had been a romantic flare-up between Elizabeth Taylor, Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher, Carrie's dad when Fisher dumped perky blonde Debbie for the sultry raven-haired temptress La Liz. I try to compare the well-publicized scandal with whatever "scandal" it is that keeps Jennifer Aniston on the front page of EVERY magazine! She gets a haircut and it's breaking news for housewives.
I wasn't a fan of FRIENDS, Anniston's hit TV series, but hit movies haven't earned her tabloid queen status. So I can't figure out what her appeal is, unless real women identify with a girl-next-bore type who had her man snatched by a temptress like Jolie. Brad and Angelina have had what, like 3 kids since Brad and Jen (I hate to even prove how popular she is by using an abbreviation of her name!) and yet one magazine on stands now (I might write for it) is claiming that Angelina undressed on the set of one of Brad's films to lure him away from Jen. How old is that for a headline--4/5 years? Why are we stll so hungry for tid-bits on this affair?
What really irritates me is that when the Liz/Debbie/Eddie scandal occured, they were all 3 A-list entertainers at the top of their game, so their affair's press coverage seems warranted. What are Jen's hits? Even Brad and Angelina, though they have a large body of work, don't really seem to have the hits these days. They've kind of ascended to this odd Sharon Stone level, where they're considered A-list without really seeming to have earned it. Sharon had 1 major hit and the big budget CASINO, which didn't really ignite the world. It seems like tabloid readers would focus more on the stars of the big movies of the day. But they keep coming back to Jennifer. In my mind, Carrie Fisher is permanent Hollywood royalty by virtue of her parents. Her only major hit was STAR WARS. Am I totally off-base on this? Can someone explain Braniferlina's appeal to me?
This is a symbol of how much this monster's 8 year reign of terror has squashed the international standing of our once respected nation. THEY WON'T EVEN SHAKE HIS HAND! I wish the loser would shake a leg and hightail back to Texas yesterday. In every way from our international reputation to our sunken economy to the quality of our schools to our battle-torn soldiers, Obama has inherited a country in tatters with a major challenge on almost every front.
I am thrilled to return to No Parking for my second annual pre-Thanksgiving show. Located all the way up in Washington Heights in what we downtowners call nosebleed territory, and is also home to the donkey-dicked Dominican, this joint was smoking last year--with a line down the block even 15 minutes before closing time! (Word got out that my show was finished.) Last year Rihanna had just hit big with UMBRELLA, and the place went nuts as club staff passed out...mini umbrellas to the rollicking crowd. The clientele is almost exclusively babies, and they are so adorable that last year, I just wanted to reaxh out and stroke their sweet faces. I never gave one thought to their horse hoses.
Until I checked out their site which featured this pic from Miguel, who danced at the post Dominican Pride Day bash. Mybe he'll be there next Wednesday. God, sometimes I just love my job!
A MAN caught by police with his penis inside a pasta sauce jar was still pleasuring himself while resisting arrest, a court has been told.
Police drew their weapons after New South Wales man Keith Roy Weatherley, 46, led them on a brief, slow-speed car chase, the Newcastle Herald reports.
Weatherley attracted police attention while he was parked in a no-stopping zone near Nobby's Beach on October 26, Newcastle Local Court was told yesterday.
Police thought he might have a weapon because they saw him doing something with his hands in his lap, the Herald said.
Instead, they found him partially clothed with his genitals in a jar, a police statement said.
That's when the pursuit began, the court was told.
When Weatherley was stopped, he refused to leave his car and four officers used batons and capsicum spray to get him out.
They found a 750mm jar around his penis and said Weatherley attempted to continue "pleasuring himself in between bouts of wrestling".
A search of his car uncovered pornography, a homemade sex aid, women's stockings and a Jack Russell terrier.
Weatherley pleaded guilty to offensive behaviour, resisting police and disobeying a police direction.
He was convicted and fined $600.
I SURE WISH THERE WAS A PHOTO!
ACTUALLY, YOU'RE IN LUCK. I HAPPENED TO HAVE A TRICK OVER AND GOT HIM TO SHOVE HIS STILL-ENGORGED COCK INTO A SPAGHETTI JAR, WHICH I ACTUALLY RACED TO THE GROCERY STORE TO PURCHASE AND HASTILY CLEAN BEFORE HE ARRIVED--ALL FOR YOUR VIEWING PLEASURE!
Apparently, I chose the right trick for my little excursion into photography. I was telling him--let's call him Carlos--about how insane it was that the guy kept "wrestling" away to masturbate with the jar while the police had him in custody. Carlos was able to explain the situation since he himself had used what he termed a fifi (sp?) in jail. A fifi, he explained, was when you took one glove and put a little water in it, then somehow surrounded it with a dry glove and a rolled up towels and fucked the wrist area. He said "You don't know! Some guys fall in love with a bottle."
A hilarious visit (which makes me wanna visit features a bunch of homeless, a cracked out tranny hooker, marijuana (gasp!) users, but oddly, no gays. Bill, you're slipping. You know how your Fox audience would be revolted by footage of one of the moustache-wearing "nuns" The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence! Ooh the festering sacrilege of nun drag!
Bill O'Reilly is scared. As a daring crusader on the side of "traditional America" in the war against "secular progressives," O'Reilly fears that the "far left" will push President-elect Obama to embrace their values. As an example of the horrors that would befall us if this were to happen, O'Reilly offers up a surreal pseudo-documentary of San Francisco. O'Reilly sends producer Jesse Waters, whose sole journalistic value seems to be his utter lack of shame at chasing after and ambushing anyone O'Reilly points his finger at, to San Francisco because it represents 'far left government' at work.
Watching this video, one would think that ninety percent of San Francisco's population are either homeless, addicted to drugs, prostitutes, crazy, or some mix of all these. The video is an unbelievable smear on a great American city. The only thing worse than the video's message is the production value. After showing the video, O'Reilly interviews Waters for insight into how San Franciscans can live in such moral and physical squalor. Waters basically says the citizens of Frisco have accepted, and adjusted to, the fact their city is a hell hole. Actually, the city is so beyond the pale that O'Reilly once said he wouldn't mind if Al Qaida attacked the city. Watch and judge for yourself.
In other news from the bay, the drag queen gang which included Peaches Christ did not get their genius motion to name a local sewage plant after George W. Bush passed. But here's the good news--the renaming was nixed because residents didn't want ANYTHING named after W in their hood! Way ta go, Frisco!
HERE'S BILL ON THE RADIO CALLING FOR AL QUAEDA TO ATTACK SAN FRAN-SISSY-CO!
THE LATEST FROM SIMON DOONAN'S SIMON SAYS COLUMN IN THE OBSERVER!
Radical Cheeky! Prop. 8 Mishegoss Is Makin' Me Militant
That's in between filling the Barneys 2008 holiday windows with hippie peacenik things and entertaining Princess Alexandra of Greece
by Simon Doonan November 18, 2008
******************************************** Turn on. Tune in. Drop ... off your dry cleaning and head to a demonstration! No, seriously, I am having such a totally tumultuous '60s moment! My life has gone from light and fluffy to totally heavy, man. Everything's coming up protests and peace signs. It's a freaky scene. When I'm not on some crazy demo, I'm slapping counterculture slogans on Barneys' windows and cramming them with Woodstock-abilia. Don't get me wrong: I'm hardly Hanoi Jane. Call me Weatherman-lite. I am really more like Streisand in The Way We Were, only without that diabolical frizz. What's brought on the Barbra moment? Oh, just the quest for my civil rights, that's all.
SIMON WITH TOM BROKAW AND SOME BRATS
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 12
Protestors assembled outside the Mormon Temple on Columbus Avenue and 65th Street to express their displeasure at the church's aggressive campaign against same-sex marriage in California and the whole Proposition 8 mishegoss. My husband, Jonny-we were married in San Francisco on Sept. 18 and are now left hanging-and my mother-in-law, Cynthia Adler, both attended. (If you are a Mormon, you would call her "my former mother-in-law.")
Though vocal and forceful, the assembled agitators could not, according to my Jonny, resist tempering their earnestness with a little humor: one gaggle of gigglers got bored with shouting, "What do we want? CIVIL RIGHTS!" and switched to "What do we want? ROCK HARD ABS!"
Called simply Amanda, the luxurious new scent pays homage to Amanda's soft elegance with a strong yet feminine base of estrogen and silicone and a top-note of tuna. The scent is packaged in a ball-shaped Swarovski crystal-coverd bottle with a blush-colored atomizer and it retails for $950! The o-fish-al launch party to be held at Aqua in South Beach on 12/6 during Art Basel.
For his blog, Michael Musto has dug up a clip of Faye Dunaway playing Mae West from a 2002 flick THE CALLING. Her impersonation's not too good and although she does once give you that buck-toothed look which Mae sported in later years due to her face being yanked back so far that her mouth could no longer close, Faye doesn't really sink her teeth into Mae as she did Joan Crawford. For some rotten reason (Faye's reluctance to wear a wig, perhaps?) Faye West isn't even sporting the classic light blonde hair color that was Mae's trademark. But never mind that! Guess who's coming to dinner!