Something sneaky going on Tumblr… I keep seeing “someone reblogged your post…” messages, but when I click through, it’s to a post that I have never seen before, much less posted. Often porn.
Anyone else seeing this happen?
realistically 2005 or there about
…I guess it’s safe to say Josie Packard joined the Bureau, eh? — ~~Scix, way too proud of himself.
Plug for an article I wrote on my other blog about the recent Alec Baldwin kerfuffle. I honestly have no idea why this in particular inspired me to write so in-depth, but it did. Feel free to ignore, or click through if the discussion interests you.
The lovely and (in my opinion) over-forgiving Stephen Fry tweeted:
Extraordinary article by Alec Baldwin. Very brave, and it will doubtless be very mocked and vilified. Oh the ups and downs of public life…
And linked to this article by Alec Baldwin on Vulture.com that originally appeared in the February 24, 2014 issue of New York Magazine.
I would not have read it, but … Stephen Fry.
I like some of Baldwin’s work. I had not followed the earlier kerfuffle, because, sadly, I have grown so jaundiced about public figures that “So-and-so said something homophobic” barely raises a ripple.
So I read the article.
A thing I have often said is this: everyone fucks up. The real test of a person’s mettle is how they react when called out on it.
I don’t think this article is going to win anyone over. In fact, I find myself thinking less of him for the article (not an apology, no!) than for the original incident (and we’ll get to that. He certainly does).
I am tempted to do a line-by-line on this, but it would be tedious for me, and tedious to read. Let me summarize, though, with some reaction as we go.
The title, "Good Bye, Public Life" kinda sets the tone. It’s not going to be about what he said or what he meant, it’s going to be about how being a celebrity sucks. Okay, it does suck in a lot of ways, sure, but it’s not going to win any sympathy to head it off that way.
I flew to Hawaii recently to shoot a film, fresh on the heels of being labeled a homophobic bigot by Andrew Sullivan, Anderson Cooper, and others in the Gay Department of Justice.
"Gay Department of Justice"? Jesus Christ. I know he’s trying for hyperbole and humor, here, but come on. Starting off by presenting himself as the victim always goes well. I keep wanting to chastise him for writing a non-apology, but it is clear from the start that this is never intended to be an apology. It is a chance to try to make the people who called him out feel bad, because he’s a nice guy, and knows gay people.
I drew a comic about your exciting new project!
Jamie Smart drew a comic about your new project.
Jim Zubkavich made a post about Jamie Smart drawing a comic about your new project.
Here is a collection of short stories I have assembled as part of an application for a speculative fiction writer’s grant.
(Note to @harmonyinkpress — none of these are part of the manuscript we discussed! Though winning this grant would definitely speed completion of the rewrite.)
Caution: some of these are pretty grim.
T-shirt inspired by the carpet design in The Shining, available from The Citrus Report.
Might we suggest pairing with this suit?
Cheaper than the jacket!
So, since you’re awake at night and posting on FB, I tend to read through your blogs when I’m bored on my grave shifts. My work computer has a filter that’s based on flagged terms and phrases, and I just figured you would value knowing that your blogs get tagged as Italian Pornography. Hahaha! — Sara Love, a friend of mine on Facebook.
OMG, grab the tin foil: "Liquid Sky 2" is about to invade planet Earth [!! omg blog !!] -
Liquid Sky was the touching tale of an invisible UFO in search of some heroin that came across a New York City apartment in the 1980’s, and decided to toy with a New Wave drug dealer and her androgynous fashion model lover. Well, it…
I am actually pretty jazzed about this. Liquid Sky is super-obscure, but I fell in love with it immediately when I saw it in the 80s.
Love to see how it is handled for a modern audience.
Association Warns Of A Possible Clown Shortage -
Membership to the World Clown Association has dropped.
Not everyone will be unhappy…
AZ Senate: Businesses citing religion should be able to refuse service to gays -
State senators voted Wednesday to let businesses refuse to serve gays based on owners’ “sincerely held” religious beliefs.
The 17-13 vote was along party lines, with Republicans in the majority.
Hey, remember what everyone was hating on Kansas for pulling off last week? Welp, Arizona’s taking a go at it now. Fucking Arizona.
But of course, “both sides are equally bad,” according to almost exclusively conservatives and (conservative, really) libertarians.
To hell with that noise.
Me and a few other people were talking at the end of last year about doing a Lynch based zine of some kind, but for whatever reason it wasn’t able to happen. Instead I thought I’d do #DrawLynch and then maybe material for a zine could be taken from that.
So the idea is that you can do a portrait of Lynch or take inspiration from any of the various projects he’s undertaken as long as Lynch is in there somewhere.
So either email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or post your entry on twitter with the hashtag #DrawLynch preferably copying me in to the tweet.
It’ll run till the end of Feb, get drawing!