A shirt that looks like a gross hairy chest.
A shirt that looks like a gross hairy chest.
How badass is the fact that they are making a G.I. J.O.E. Movie? The Internet gossip is all abuzz with who is in it and who isn’t. The imdb page. Jason Gordon Levitt, Sienna Miller, and Marlon Wayons are supposedly in it. I also read on another site that Channing Tatum has been cast as Duke. Well whoever, it should be cool. I used to play with the action figures for hours imagining the weirdest story-lines. (Of course all stories revolved around the fact they could twist around the center)
I wanted to share some excerpts from “The Out Traveler: Andy Warhol’s Pittsburg” by H. William Bain
From the spring 2008 issue of The Out Traveler.
“I am from nowhere,” Andy Warhol was known to say when asked where he grew up. With these four words, he often gave the impression of a strained relationship with his hometown of Pittsburgh, the working-class city that fostered his talents as a child and gave rise to many of the themes that recurred throughout his work and defined his career. Today, Pittsburgh stands as a paradigm of urban renewal, shedding its reputation as the Smoky City and officially claiming the title of “America’s Most Livable City.” In fact, Pittsburgh is quickly becoming a haven for “gay nesting” among settled Eastern same-sex couples.
You’ll find Andy’s boyhood home (3252 Dawson St.) in Pittsburgh’s university section of Oakland. The humble brick house has been privately owned for many years, but plans are being made to restore the home to appear as it did during Warhol’s childhood and open it as private housing for art students. Throughout his childhood, Andy’s family attended Mass each week at St. John Chrysostom Byzantine Catholic Church (506 Saline St.; 412-421-0243).
Visitors to Pittsburgh will find a majestic theater nearby at the Benedum Center (719 Liberty Ave.; 412-456-6666), built in 1927 and restored to its original splendor as Warhol would have seen it.
It was while studying in the commercial art program at Carnegie Institute of Technology that Warhol first began to develop his ideas about the relationship between capitalism and art. Now called Carnegie Mellon University (5000 Forbes Ave.; 412-268-2000), this Pittsburgh institution is recognized as one of the world’s top arts and technology schools. Carnegie Mellon also borders on Shadyside, a mainly residential area where many gay couples now settle. While Pittsburgh lacks a true gay area, one can find several gay bars here, and it’s not uncommon to see shops flying the Pride flag.
Not far from Carnegie Mellon, you will find the Carnegie Museum of Art (4400 Forbes Ave.; 412-622-3131), which houses a number of Warhol’s works. Called the world’s first museum of modern art, it was envisioned as a showcase for the “Old Masters of tomorrow” by its founder, Andrew Carnegie, in 1895.
…the city is now ground zero for Warhol art, thanks to the Andy Warhol Museum (117 Sandusky St.; 412-237-8300), one of the most extensive museums dedicated to a single artist in the world. Opened in 1994, it houses more than 12,000 of his works, including homoerotic drawings, portraits of gay icons, and films that explore the connection between voyeurism and desire, like Blow Job and My Hustler, as well as important documents, records, and source material. Together with the Mattress Factory (500 Sampsonia Way; 412-231-3169), an avant-garde art museum exhibiting room-size installations, the Warhol plays an integral part in the contemporary art scene touted by Pittsburgh’s urbane gay set.
I thought I would quickly share something random I learned yesterday.
Researcher Alan Hirsch, MD found that the combined aromas of cucumber and Good & Plenty candy and the scent of baby powder tied for first place in a study that tested which scents aroused women the most. Hirsch wrote in his study, “My advice to men would be throw away the cologne and get some Good & Plenty”.
To make it more gay friendly, lets say “My advice to people who like women would be to gets some Good and Plenty”
Jello Shots. They bring to mind different things to different people. For me I think of drinking them until I felt sick at Pitt with Alex, I think about 21st birthdays, I think about taking them continuously while playing board games, I think of the shore, and I think of pure unadulterated trashiness. But with a little modification, the bacchic undergrad drink/snack of choice can be converted into a holiday party favorite. Check out what PopSugar had to say:
It has recipes for the classic Jello Shot (which done in red and green automatically becomes a holiday treat ), it also has a recipe for “Spiked Punch” jello shots, and my personal favorite the “Margarita Jello Shot”.
Margarita Jell-O Shots
6 oz package of Lime Jell-O
Two cups (16 oz) boiling water
6 oz tequila
2 oz triple sec
1 oz lime juice
1 oz cold water
- Empty Jell-O packet into a large bowl or container
- Add boiling water to bowl. Whisk together until fully dissolved. About 3 minutes.
- Add tequila, triple sec, lime juice and cold water. Whisk together.
- Spoon or pour into prepared cups.
- Refrigerate until set, at least 3 hours, preferably overnight.
It also has pictures to show you what they should look like, ideas about the colors, and more advanced jello shots. It shows for all of the less technically skilled folks how you make jello shots that are orange slices. (Hint: You make a half an orange and cut the slices after the jello sets)
Enjoy! (Drink Responsibly)
Imagine the scene – You are standing in the kitchen with your partner on a cold winter evening over the holidays. You get in one of those mega arguments . You call her fat, she calls you mean, tears are shed and voices are raised. She’s swinging her arms and trying to slap at you, you are trying to hold her still. Next thing you know she’s holding a knife…and wham… crazy bitch cuts you. Bloods everywhere. Previously there were only two courses of action.
Option 1: Go to the hospital before you bleed to death/pass out. Basically admit to the world you got owned. Since everyone will know what happened you will be forced to break up.
Option 2: Bleed to death/pass out. She’ll feel really bad for a few days, but won’t respect you anymore so you can expect more beatings for the duration of the relationship. You’ll be forced to stay with her forever because you feel like you can’t do any better.
But now there is an option 3..
Option 3: super glue up the cut and be a man about it. face the possibility of a banging scar and a nasty infection (thats what antibiotics are for anyway). she is so relieved you are okay, and so happy you are not going to the police/hospital, that you can expect some serious sex and attention from the crazy bitch.
Call it the secret life of Super Glue.
During the Vietnam War, emergency medics began using the all-purpose glue to seal
battle wounds in troops headed for surgery. The glue was so good at stemming bleeding that it was credited with saving many lives.
Nowadays, professional athletes often close small cuts with Super Glue or similar products to get back in the game in a hurry. The glues are also used by veterinarians, and many people keep a tube around the house to help them out of a medical pinch. It is believed that the glues — made from the chemical cyanoacrylate — not only stop bleeding quickly, but also lead to less scarring.
So should you keep some Super Glue in the medicine cabinet? Probably not, experts say. Studies show that although the glue can be useful in emergencies, it can also irritate the skin, kill cells and cause other side effects, particularly when used on deep wounds.
There is a safer alternative. In 2001, the Food and Drug Administration approved a similar, antibacterial form of the substance called 2-octyl-cyanoacrylate, which is marketed as Dermabond.
Everyone should check this game out! It is a vocabulary quiz and for each word you get right 10 grains of rice are donated to or by the UN (I think). They started easier and got harder. I love learning new words!
Here is some more info:
A new U.N. campaign donates 10 grains of rice for each question you answer correctly at http://www.freerice.com. It’s already generated enough rice to feed 50,000 people.
FreeRice offers players multiple-choice definitions of a word, and each correct answer generates 10 grains of rice for the United Nations Worldl Food Program. The game relies on advertising revenue to underwrite its rice campaign.
On October 7, the day it was launched, just 830 grains of rice were donated. But by November 8, more than 77 million grains were donated, the equivalent to more than 7 million correct answers!