Numéro Homme Berlin launches it's premiere issue with an uncanny fourteen page spread of Lucky Blue Smith channeling young Billy Idol. And why not? After all, it is a nice day for a White Wedding.
Friday, June 26, 2015
There's no question that this has been a big day. Yesterday I saw a picture on Advocate.com of my own niece proudly marching in the Iowa City Gay Pride Parade, and today the Supreme Court of The United States made marriage equality the law of the land. Honestly, I have always been of the opinion that one of the advantages of being gay is that it meant you avoided pressure to get married. I am very happy, though, for the many couples I know who are married or planning to marry.
Not to be too much of a Gloomy Gus, but keep in mind that 1) it still is legal in many states to discriminate against LBGT people in such areas as housing, employment, etc., and 2) Vigilance is the price of Liberty. Take a moment to celebrate, but remember, there are still mighty forces working against us.
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Seems as good a time as any to share some more pictures of that new old favorite of mine, Ed Bale, owner of the world's most chisled jaw line, a beauty mark of perfection, and eyes, like Gretchen Wieners' hair, full of secrets.
From the Golden Age of Comic Books comes Wambi The Jungle boy, who appeared in 165 issues of Jungle Comics and 17 issues of his own title. Wambi, who had the ability to talk to the animals (Just imagine it! Chatting to a chimp in Chimpanzee!) lived in some weird conglomeration of Africa and India. A typical story involved him confronting evil, getting captured by the bad guys, being put into bondage, and calling on his animal friends to save him. Nice work if you can get it. This being the 1940s, Wambi was not at all reticent about killing his enemies. In one story he straps dynamite to the unconscious body of an evil riverboat captain, uses a tree as a catapult to sling the captain onto his the deck boat, whereupon the dynamite explodes, killing everyone on board. Wambi's response: (I'm paraphrasing) "Well, they'll never bother us again!"
While most comic book jungle men, and there where a lot of them, where straight-up Tarzan rip-offs, I think that Wambi was more inspired by the movie star Sabu.
Sabu had his own short-lived (and not very good) comic book in 1950, and coincidentally (?) he had the exact same costume as Wambi, red loin cloth and red turban. Unfortunately, that's a style that did not catch on.
Friday, June 19, 2015
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
We could probably get in to a big argument about body image, and unattainable body types, and what's healthy and what's not, but the fact remains that I am hot for skinny guys. Not exclusively, but enough. Let's just say that when body builders display before and after pictures of their progress, I almost always prefer the before. This boy, about whom I know nothing, is a prime example of a very lovely skinny boy. I just like him, that's all.
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Bitter experience tells me that in all likelihood this post will not get as much traffic as most of my posts. It's a shame really, because Noa Thomas, a young model from Oregon, is as beautiful as anyone I have ever seen. Just look at him!