SISSYDUDE LOVES: noodles & beef’s very honest answer to an anon’s question: IS YOUR LIFE AS PERFECT AS YOU MAKE IT OUT TO BE?
Its all in the eyes of the beholder, anon. I think my life is pretty awesome, but its not without negative parts:
- Here’s a photo from this morning. This is my fifth or sixth EKG this year, I lose track. I’ve got some heart health issues that make my life not so perfect. Last year was very difficult.
- I’ve had a difficult childhood and have trouble with socializing, which you can read a little about here.
- Contrary to the sexual nature of my photos, I’m not a very sexual person.
- While I’ve made tremendous progress with my body dysmorphia, I still have some body image issues which I’m working on through therapy and my photo projects.
Again, its all in the eyes of the beholder. I’m aware of the things in my life that aren’t “perfect” and am actively working to make them better so I can be a better person.
But what is “perfect” without some struggle? I couldn’t appreciate the good parts of my life if it weren’t for the bad ones.
SPORTSKEEDA: Mallakhamb is gymnastic sport in which a gymnast performs poses and feats while hanging from a vertical wooden pole or rope. Mallakhamb also refers to the pole used in the sport. The word Mallakhamb is composed of Malla, which denotes a gymnast or a man of strength, and khamb, which is a pole. Mallakhamb, therefore, can be translated in English as pole gymnastics. Of the states in India, 29 participate in Mallakhamb competitions at the national level. Mallakhamb can be used as a form of exercise or as strength training for police or other jobs requiring a high level of fitness.
darkly lit training photos via looka loopa
If “Dog Day Afternoon” was about an improbable robbery set largely within the claustrophobic confines of a cookie-cutter Brooklyn bank, “The Dog“ (a Drafthouse Films release opening on Friday) unfolds from inside the swelled head of Mr. Wojtowicz, a sexually voracious witness to the early stirrings of gay liberation in Greenwich Village. The directors, Allison Berg and Frank Keraudren, took 10 years to complete the film (the fourth derived from the 1972 incident, along with “The Third Memory“ and “Based on a True Story”), or more time than their subject spent in prison. READ THE FULL STORY HERE @ NYT
Video artist, sculptor, countertenor, and composer M. Lamar, will be opening the fall season at PARTICIPANT INC with his first New York solo exhibition, NEGROGOTHIC, a Manifesto: The Aesthetics of M. Lamar. Most known for his music and performance-based work, this physical installation cross-references romanticism, surrealism, horror, pornography, gospel, metal, and early silent film to propose radical potentialities of blackness.
“I think this project comes at a particularly important moment, in which prevailing cinematic depictions offer only narrow historical accounts of subjugation.”Lia Gangitano recently said of M. Lamar’s work in Vogue IT
Opening Reception is Sunday September 7th at 7pm
This exhibition will also include several public events at the gallery as well as off site.
Including a conversation between M. Lamar and his sister Actress Laverne Cox September 9th location to be announced soon as well as the world premier of Lamar new requiem “The Tree of Blood” October 5th at the Gallery.
I’m sure you’ve all seen this. I know I’ve seen it many times. Just watched it again. Still so wrong and utterly magical.
ABOUT: Boys Beware is a drama short social guidance film released through Sid Davis Productions. It deals with a perceived danger to young boys: predatory homosexuals. The film was released in 1961 and, under the copyright laws in the United States at the time of its release, has lapsed into the public domain and is available from the Rick Prelinger archives. MORE info HERE @ Wikipedia
1961 color version
1973 (same script, same music and narration… with different actors)
Someone posted this gorgeous image of the 1909 Chilocco basketball team on Tumblr and it really upset some people. I knew the Swastika was originally a Hindu symbol for “well-being” before it became a terrifying image for the Nazi party and used for hate. But I seriously had no idea how many cultures have used this symbol as well. I learned something today!
WIKIPEDIA: The swastika motif is found in some traditional Native American art and iconography. Historically, the design has been found in excavations of Mississippian-era sites in the Ohio and Mississippi River valleys, and on objects associated with the Southeastern Ceremonial Complex (S.E.C.C.). It is also widely used by a number of southwestern tribes, most notably the Navajo, and plains nations such as the Dakota. Among various tribes, the swastika carries different meanings. To the Hopi it represents the wandering Hopi clan; to the Navajo it is one symbol for the whirling log (tsil no’oli), a sacred image representing a legend that is used in healing rituals. A brightly colored First Nations saddle featuring swastika designs is on display at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum in Canada.
MOST CAMPY images from this post via Poseidon’s Underworld
vintage shots via the always AWESOME MYSELFIXION
When I lived in Vancouver (from 1978-1982) The Aristocratic always fascinated me… especially at night when the neon lights would magically light up the dark wet streets. I went there maybe only a dozen times or so… but god I loved it with all the Daniel Clowes-like characters that would sit there for hours smoking, drinking coffee & eating pie. It was replaced in the late 90s by a Chapters bookstore. For some reason I thought about it today and obsessively looked for pics… and here’s what I found. For some reason I always thought “Risty”, the monocled dapper gent was also neon… with a movable tipping top hat. But I was dead wrong… apparently he was only a simple still image. Sometimes the mind remembers things in an extremely vivid fantastical way. The past seems all an illusion now.