Saturday, December 31, 2016

My Wish For You and 2017

May you all be the receivers of countless blessings in 2017.

Shalom and thank you.

Damien & Bubb.


Friday, December 30, 2016

2016 - The Cult Of Recognition

Whilst being a genuinely sucky year all round, 2016 has seen the culmination of the "look at me / look at me!" culture.  Or, as I like to think of it, the Cult of Recognition.

The Kardashians are the ultimate example of this.  If it gets them 5 minutes more publicity, they are into it.  Even at the expense of others.  Nowhere is the phenom more obvious than on Instagram. But before I get into that, let me expand on my own experiences.

Facebook for me is a wonderful way to keep in touch with current friends, reconnect with old friends, and even make some new ones.  And yes, I will admit, I get a little thrill when a posting of mine or a photo gets a few likes.  Why?  For me I guess it's nice to have my friends staying current with me, and yes, there is a little part of me that goes "Does that mean you a little more popular than your socially awkward self would think?"

That last part - me being socially awkward (And I am aware) - will never have me popular so this will be a social burden I will never have to worry about.  Lucky me.

But there is clearly a bug for people who desperately wish to be popular - socially or professionally - and they hunt it with an almost ravenous hunger.  It's nice to be recognised by your friends or to have them interested in something that is going on in your life, but to be hunting recognition to the point of making it almost a full time job eludes me.

There are people who may have started off that way - Davey Wavey is a good example of this - but have molded it into a medium with a message.  This can be a positive thing.  Then there are those who post to try to achieve and/or maintain relevance - Kardashians again.

Personally, I would be very interested in knowing the psychology of these people.  Whilst a good percentage may be possessed of a normative mental state; for the other percentage are they trying to heal / compensate / etc for something that is missing / defective / injured in their lives?  Does the external recognition provide a form of diversionary type of therapy for their lives?  Does it take the pain away from something that is harsh in their life?

Personal share - I do admit to a little buzz when someone I don't know likes a photo or post of mine on Instagram, having just seen it in the public postings area.

Is the buzz addictive?  Could it be that the buzz of people liking, becoming the buzz of hundreds or thousands of people liking, genuinely become an addiction?  Could I be on to something here?

Psychologists do believe that "attention" can prove to have similar effects to a drug.  Though not as extreme a physiological reaction.  If a large enough BUZZ - think 15 minute fame kind of thing like The Voice/ American Idol etc - can people become addicted to that kind of reaction and seek to extend the high?  We have all seen people from shows like Big Brother etc attempt to maintain a presence after the show, many of whom fail.  The question was also asked if it is the $$$ they continue to maintain, or the social high they get by being recognised at a high level.

Personally, I find this interesting.  Certainly the cult of recognition was spurned in part by the ease of putting ones self out there that is the Internet.   Even if the cult of recognition was alive and well before it, the medium has expanded its reach to a point of globality.

I wrote this post in response to a friend who was finding himself overwhelmed by the "look at me" culture of Facebook / Instagram and his frustration with other users and how they almost demand your attention - and in some cases, question your loyalty when you don't click LIKE.

I would love to hear your thoughts.

Shabbat Shalom everyone.


Furry Friday

Thursday, December 29, 2016

RIP - Beauty Maestro David Frank Ray Has Died

See the article HERE at Boy Culture.

Please be upstanding, an artist has left the studio.



Twins Thursday

 The Orighi Twins.

Google them.  All sorts of goodness with these two.

Have a great day.


Wednesday, December 28, 2016

The Women Who Voted For Trump

You cannot make this shit up.

So wrong on so many levels.


**reprinted from OMG blog - link in sidebar

Monday, December 26, 2016

Man Monday - Pietro Bosselli

Neo-Nazi Site Plans Armed March “Against Jews”

**reprinted from Joe My God - link in sidebar.

I would like to say I am disgusted, but this is coming so thick and fast I am just quietly outraged.

MONTANA: Neo-Nazi Site Plans Armed March “Against Jews” In Support Of Richard “Heil Trump” Spencer

Law News reports:
The neo-Nazi website, The Daily Stormer, is advertising an “armed protest” in the city of Whitefish, Montana “against Jews, Jewish businesses and everyone who supports either.” The event is being organized by the site’s publisher Andrew Anglin as a result of ongoing controversy involving white nationalist Richard Spencer, and his mother who lives in Whitefish.
The announcement, which went up on Friday, says that the march will take place in the second week of January, “just before the inauguration” of President-elect Donald Trump. The post on the Daily Stormer instructs participants not to actually engage in violence, but does call for hundreds of people to walk the streets with guns, citing Montana’s “extremely liberal open carry laws.”
In other news, Spencer is considering a run for the US House now that his Glorious Leader will be in the White House:
White nationalist and part-time Whitefish resident Richard Spencer said Friday he’s considering running for the congressional seat that would be vacated if Republican U.S. Rep. Ryan Zinke’s nomination for Interior Secretary is confirmed.
“I’m definitely thinking about it,” said Spencer, speaking with the Missoulian by telephone from Union Station in Washington, D.C., where he was waiting to catch a train. “To be honest, I recognize it would be a difficult process. I recognize all the difficulties of it. But I think it might be a great prospect. I believe it would create an important conversation around Montana and the country.”
Spencer said that while it would be “more pragmatic” to run as a Republican, “the fact is, I’m an independent person. I disagree with Republicans on a number of issues.” The GOP candidate in a special election would be chosen by the party. Likewise, the Democratic Party would select its candidate.

George Michael - Too Funky

My fave single and video of his.

From an era of models who were indeed super.


RIP Mr Michael


Sunday, December 25, 2016

RIP George Michael

Please be upstanding, an artist has departed the stage.


Saturday, December 24, 2016

Hanukkah 2016

Tonight is the first night of Hannukah.

I wish all my tribe members Chag Urim Sameach!

May the light guide you to happiness and peace always.

Shalom my friends.


Friday, December 23, 2016

Sending Blessings To Ms Carrie Fisher

Sending blessings to Ms Carrie Fisher.

Carrie had a massive heart attack on a flight, but her brother now advises she is out of the emergency room and stable.

Sorry 2016, you do not get this wonderful woman.  She's faced bigger bitches than you.

Furry Friday

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Commercial Airlines Are No Place For...

...Confronting Ivanka Trump.

Or confronting anyone on a commercial flight.

Given the fears associated with airline travel since 9/11, and the many examples of what NOT to do on an commercial flight, no I do not believe the gay couple did the right thing.

You get on.
You stow your bag.
You sit your arse down and behave until the end of the flight.

You want to confront a Trump - you know where to go in NYC.

PS What the fuck was she doing flying coach?  Attention?


Twins On Thursday

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

2,864,974 Votes

Secretary Clinton won the popular vote by the above amount.

Never before has the Electoral College looked so out of touch.



Wow Wednesday 2 - Aussie Actor Orpheus Pledger

Yes that is his real name.

Yes that is a real person.



Wow Wednesday - Joel Kinnaman

Next to Viola Davis - best thing in Suicide Squad IMHO.


Wonder Woman Wednesday

Is a dude.

I want this outfit.


Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Saturday, December 17, 2016

I Am Excited For Taboo On FX

Tom Hardy.                                                               Check.
Georgian era.                                                             Check.
Supernatural shit.                                                      Check.
Lots of Tom Hardy Shirtless and potentially nude.  Sold.

Here's all the trailers.
For more on Taboo go HERE.

Shalom all.

Russia Is My Number 2 Source Of Hits

I feel I need a shower now.



Sexy Saturday - Manolo Gonzalez-Vergara

The son of that funny Lady Sophia from Modern Family.


Stay warm all.


Friday, December 16, 2016

Davey Wavey On Ageism

I don't usually go for this guy (He is too old now for Davey Wavey IMHO) but he brings the shit regarding young gays and their ageist views.

Preach it DW.

Shabbat Shalom


Furry Friday

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Dylann Roof - GUILTY BITCH!

Buh-bye Dylann Roof.

Enjoy having GenPop taking turns on your ass ya little racist, whiny, white bitch!


Wednesday, December 14, 2016

RIP Bernard Fox

Please be upstanding, an actor has departed the stage.

Always Dr Bombay on Bewitched to me.



Wonder Woman Wednesday

Dear UN Feminazis................. stay away from our Wonder Woman bitches.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Monday Mirth - Karen Walker

This is the reason I watched W&G.

Happy Monday gayelles!