Archive for October, 2012

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LIVE: Every Night in Drag (with host Linda Simpson, at ISA in Williamsburg, Brooklyn)


Last week I had the honor of joining drag legend Linda Simpson on stage at ISA in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, where she was giving a preview of her new website EveryNightInDrag.com, which will archive personal photos from her years in the 80’s/90’s NYC art and nightlife scene. I offered a “male” take on the evening, bringing a bag of artifacts from my years as a go-go boy in NYC in the 90’s, and telling stories about each item. (pic: Pseu Braun)
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HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE Screening in Hudson, NY

Victor Mendolia, me and Jay Blotcher at a screening of How to Survive a Plague in Hudson, NY. The turn out and the Q&A afterward were amazing… but most of all it was wonderful to see everyone again! Have you seen How to Survive a Plague yet?
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Big Tex RIP

I was shocked by news that Big Tex, the animatronic giant that waves and greets visitors at the State Fair of Texas in Dallas, perished by fire today. It’s macabre to see an icon from my childhood engulfed in flames, simultaneously stirring emotions left over from 9/11 and seeing the film The Wicker Man. A lot of national and even local media treated the story humorously. It is a little funny. They’ll obviously rebuild him, better, stronger… faster. He’s had many “re-boots” during his long existence, and his original parts from 1952 have long since been replaced (he’s mostly a giant metal shell covered in thick fabric, only his hand and head are mechanical). And no doubt someone will enter a new item in the fair’s annual weird-fried-food-contest next year called “Deep Fried Big Tex.” Still… *shudder*. His death is cartoonish I guess (check out this shot of his headless, charred shell being removed from the grounds in a shroud). Cherish all your animatronic dummies and tell them you love them daily. You never know when they’ll be snatched away. Anthropomorphic life is fleeting!

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John Tchicai RIP


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Has the second Presidential debate started already? I didn’t see the rainbow “Special” word spinning towards the screen with the drumroll. #debate #2012decision

via my Twitter feed…

- Did Romney pocket the coin from the coin toss as part of his tax plan? #debate

- Mitt Romney promises to overturn Roe v. Wade because terrorists might be hiding under it. #debate

- Did Romney say “binders full of women?” Huh? #debate

- Romney promises not to outsource dish washing jobs to China, that one goes to Paul Ryan. #debate

- Birds again? Romney really suffers from ornithophobia! #debate

- I nodded off there for a second… had a brief dream Karl Marx was debating Adam Sandler. #debate

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(graphic by David Kawena)

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Tonight, we are all fake @Jake_Gyllenhaal #twitter


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I’ve always thought Don Knotts could have given a powerhouse performance as Ed Norton’s role in FIGHT CLUB.


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I just got interviewed for Cory Krueckeberg’s GO DOC PROJECT… oh how exciting!

More info on the film here.

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The Chinese Apple factory workers sketch on SNL was brilliant. Bullseye! I always felt westerners complaining about their iPhones were like Dawn Davenport bitching she didn’t get the right kind of cha-cha heels.


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I think Joe Biden’s smile was bigger than a transvaginal wand! #VPdebates


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Seeing my first set-in-NYC movie that used the High Line as a casual backdrop felt like a weird milestone.


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Next Thursday is Paul Ryan going to promise to hunt down and kill Alf? #debates


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So much for claims Obama is soft on gay rights, he just got royally f**ked by Romney in front of 60 million television viewers. #debate


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I have a mind-blowing craving for fresh pastrami smothered in mustard from Katz’s Deli. Do they deliver upstate? I feel like Marlon Brando that time in the 80’s he made headlines for asking a grocery store to deliver a single Diet Coke to his private island.


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