Archive for February, 2011

February 28, 2011

Is the Mission the New Bay View? More Murders, More Stabbings SF CA

by Accidental Bear

Man Clings To Life After Mission Shooting Sunday Night

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A San Francisco man was shot in the Mission district Sunday night and rushed to a hospital with life-threatening injuries, a police sergeant said.

The 27-year old man was sitting in a car in the 1500 block of Alabama Street at Cesar Chavez at around 10:20 p.m. when suspects approached, shot the victim multiple times, and then drove away, Sgt. Mike Andraychak said.

Police had no suspect or vehicle description as of 2 a.m. this morning but believe it could be gang related and are asking witnesses to come forward.

They are urging anyone with information to call the department’s gang task force at (415) 553-1401 or the anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444.

Weekend killings raise San Francisco homicide toll to 15 so far this year

The frigid weekend concluded with two fatal shootings and a stabbing that left a man struggling to stay alive, propelling The City’s homicide count to at least 15 this year.

San Francisco Police Department

The most recent killing happened around 7:40 p.m. Saturday. Police found Aldo Hernandez, 25, dead with gunshot wounds in the driver’s seat of what was thought to be his own car near the Potrero Hill Recreation Center.

Hernandez was found near Dakota and 23rd streets, Sgt. Mike Andraychak said. He appeared to be the “intended target,” he said.

That discovery came two hours after a shooting at 25th and Connecticut streets, which is believed to be unrelated. The victim, a man in his 50s, is expected to survive.
Read more at the San Francisco Examinerhttp://www.sfexaminer.com/local/crime/2011/02/weekend-killings-raise-san-francisco-homicide-toll-15-so-far-year#ixzz1FKCZWy9m

Mission / Shooting: Earlier on Saturday/Friday night, another Aldo, 24-year-old Aldo Troncoso (a.k.a. Trigger) was murdered, gang-style, near 17th and Mission. A makeshift memorial has sprung up at the scene. [Examiner]

February 28, 2011

ACCIDENTAL BEAR BALE

by Accidental Bear

Christian Bales Oscar looks gets him on our Accidental Bear List. Do us all a favor Christian and don’t ever shave.

February 28, 2011

RIP: Actress and Golden Age sex symbol Jane Russell

by Accidental Bear

RIP: Actress and Golden Age sex symbol Jane Russell passed away today in her Santa Maria home with her family by her side. She was 89.

Russell is best remembered for her spicy silver-screen debut in Howard Hughes’s The Outlaw, and for starring opposite Marilyn Monroe in the Howard Hawks classic Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.

Concerning her shapely measurements, comedian Bob Hope once quipped: “Culture is the ability to describe Jane Russell without moving your hands.”

[ksbykcoy.]

 

February 28, 2011

Antigay Rev. Arrested for Masturbating in a Park

by Accidental Bear

I am going to generalize now. ALL PRIESTS ARE SEXUAL DEVIANTS AND PERVERTS (until proven innocent). Is this not clear?There needs to be major studies and observance of those choosing to go into priesthood or a life ” of the church”. Is there a scientific link to perversion and sexual instability and wanting to serve “god”? Hell, gay men and women have been put through all sorts of tests in history with absolutely NO REASON. We have piles of data to support the research of a link between priests and misconduct of minor. Lets pick on the guilty. It’s time to leave the gays alone.

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Antigay Rev. Arrested for Masturbating in a Park

By Advocate.com Editors

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One of the loudest voices against the annual Southern Decadence festival in New Orleans‘s French Quarter was arrested Friday afternoon for masturbating in a public park.

Rev. Grant Storms, 53, was arrested at Lafreniere Park in Metairie, La., a suburb outside of New Orleans, according to the Times-Picayune.  He told police he was having lunch in a van with his friend, but needed to urinate, so he used a bottle instead of a bathroom.

Two women in the park saw Storms reportedly masturbating in his van, while watching children, and notified a parks employee who proceeded to call police.

Storms was released from the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center due to jail overcrowding.

Storms has orchestrated counter-events for Southern Decadence in the past, and in 2004,filed a lawsuit against gay rights group Action Wisconsin for defamation, but the suit was thrown out of court. He has also been an advocate for cleaning up the French Quarter, and has gone as far as filming sexual acts that took place during Southern Decadence, and screening his videos to lawmakers as a way to coerce them to stop allowing the annual festival from taking place.

February 28, 2011

“Pattern Recognition” Neckties for Spring 2011

by Accidental Bear

When I grow up, I’m going to wear ties.

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via www.selectism.com

C. Chauchat “Pattern Recognition” Neckties for Spring 2011

C. Chauchat "Pattern Recognition" Neckties for Spring 2011

C. Chauchat delivers looks from their Spring 2011 collection of double-layer neckties that look to bring new life to the classic necktie form by pulling inspiration from “60’s Op Art, and Magic Eye illusions.” ”C. Chauchat, or ‘hot cat’ in French, is a line of men’s accessories that banishes flatness in favor of dimension and character… A curved back seam streamlines fabric bulk to make the tie fall more elegantly…” Worth a look by all guys who are in need of new neckwear.

More looks after the click.

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February 28, 2011

Apparel with hip-hop roots isn’t just about bold logos and graffiti

by Accidental Bear
via www.selectism.com

The Scifen Company Spring 2011

selectism - The Scifen Company Spring 2011

Apparel with hip-hop roots isn’t just about bold logos and graffiti based graphics. Barmak Badaei’s second season of the new look Scifen Company exhibits a paired down aesthetic with bold attention to fabric. Badaei’s take on classics, if you will, has a brash edge to it for sure, but isn’t without strong detailing and obvious considerations for the minutiae of manufacture.

We caught Scifen’s French Terry Crew in Vegas. We follow with a few highlights from the Spring collection. Coats above, more after the jump.

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February 28, 2011

Surviving gay spouse retains marriage rights. Amen!

by Accidental Bear
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Heaven forbid any of us ever have to deal with such things. But the reality is , that this is reality. It is comforting to knows that our backs will be covered and we, as gay people will have the same respect as all human being in such dire times to have our relationship recognized for what they are , LOVE and “MARRIAGE” ( just like the straights but better. Check the statistics) .

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NY court rules that surviving gay spouse retains marriage rights

A New York appeals court ruled that the survivor of a gay marriage could receive the inheritance from his male spouse on Thursday, even though New York does not yet allow legal gay marriages to be performed in the state.

J. Craig Leiby and H. Kenneth Rantfle were legally married in Canada in 2008. Three years ago, Rantfle died of lung cancer and left the majority of his estate to Leiby. But Rantfle’s brother contested the will, saying that Leiby’s inheritance would violate New York law, according to CBS New York.

Gay marriages are illegal in New York, but the state recognizes legal out of state and out of country marriages; therefore the court ruled that Leiby is legally entitled to the inheritance as a surviving spouse.

Lambada Legal said the decision was the first of its kind at an appellate level in New York, according to the Huffington Post.

Lambada’s senior counsel member Susan Somer said the decision “puts to rest the idea that out-of-state marriages of same-sex couples could be vulnerable to attack.”

February 28, 2011

Hair Ball of the Day

by Accidental Bear

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February 28, 2011

World’s Hairiest Girl by Guinness World Record. Girl Bear?

by Accidental Bear

Picture: BRONEK KAMINSKI / BARCROFT MEDIA

Preteen Wolfette of the Day: Supatra Sasuphan, an 11-year-old from Bangkok, has been named World’s Hairiest Girl by Guinness World Record — much to her delight.

“I’m very happy to be in the Guinness World Records! A lot of people have to do a lot to get in,” she is quoted as saying. “All I did was answer a few questions and then they gave it to me.”

Sasuphan says that, thanks to her new-found title, she is now extremely popular at school.

via telegraph

February 28, 2011

Workplace Discrimination Video About Gays

by Accidental Bear

This makes me want to follow the “suit” into the bathroom and slice his achilles heel with a sharp blunt object. (kidding, kind of)

 

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Via www.queerty.com

Training videos on workplace harassment and discrimination are usually so sterile and unrealistic, they’re hysterical. But at least Therese Allen, who creates these videos for a living, threw up some special sauce to illustrate a situation where gay workers get harped on by colleagues and bosses. WHO DOES THAT TOM THINK HE IS?! (But hey, it is great that gays are being included in this sort of training.)

Read more: http://www.queerty.com/have-you-ever-had-to-watch-an-awful-workplace-discrimination-video-about-gays-20110228/#ixzz1FHLU2Obp

February 28, 2011

Terry Richardson’s Diary

by Accidental Bear

I follow Terry Richardson’s Diary

like a Hawk! So should you.

http://www.terrysdiary.com/

February 28, 2011

PEOPLE LIKE YOU NEED TO FUCK PEOPLE LIKE ME

February 28, 2011

Me and Natalia

Me and Natalia

February 26, 2011Me and John Waters at the opening of the Ed Ruscha show.

Me and John Waters at the opening of the Ed Ruscha show.

February 28, 2011Me and Paris

Me and Paris

I’ve said it before, but I want to change places with Terry for just one day!



February 28, 2011

Art ‘Is Gay,’ According To Banksy Successor Stall

by Accidental Bear

First off I have a school teacher for my better half and he has broken me down to agree with him that we ( everybody, gays included) need to STOP saying things are “gay”. No matter what way you look at it, when it’s used to describe something with the intention of saying it’S LAME, DUMB, or BAD its negative for all gay people on a whole.

As far as Stall’s “art ” work, I say LAZY! I understand the humor behind what he’s doing, but lets not pay him any attention. Lets give him his 15 minutes of fame and then go back to worshipping Banksy!

IN BANKSY I BELIEVE!

 

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Art ‘Is Gay,’ According To Banksy Successor Stalls

Move over Banksy, because Stalls has come to town. In the new Spike Video Game Awards-nominated film Enter Through the Stall Door we meet Stalls, who’s made quite the name for himself by just tagging “is gay” on other artists’ work. “I mean there’s a lot of stuff out there that should be called gay,” he says. If you don’t understand why this is brilliant, then you don’t understand art, and that makes you look stupid.

Read more: http://www.queerty.com/art-is-gay-according-to-banksy-successor-stalls-20110228/#ixzz1FHB1rkIV

Read more: http://www.queerty.com/art-is-gay-according-to-banksy-successor-stalls-20110228/#ixzz1FHAjzXAb

February 28, 2011

Naval Academy smoking Synthetic marijuana, I’m so proud

by Accidental Bear
Synthetic marijuana, LAME! Our “proud” men and women obviously need something better to do and have way to much time on thier hands. Maybe they should adopt the anthem from retail workers, ” Got time to lean, time to clean!.” Get those boy on their hands and knees and get them scrubbing, dusting and wiping down. One word comes in mind when first reading headline, POSER.
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Synthetic marijuana widely used at Naval Academy, some midshipmen say

 

Washington Post Staff Writer

 

A synthetic form of marijuana is widely used at the U.S. Naval Academy because it cannot be detected in routine drug tests, according to several former midshipmen who have been removed from campus for using or possessing the substance.

Since its introduction at the academy last year, synthetic marijuana has become popular among rank-and-file midshipmen and on the football and wrestling teams, the former midshipmen said. Some isolated corners of the historic Annapolis campus, they said, have become well-known gathering spots for smoking it.

Synthetic marijuana is an herbal potpourri sprayed with chemicals that, when smoked, produces mood-altering effects. It is illegal in at least 12 states, although not in Maryland, and is prohibited in the U.S. military, including at its service academies.

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February 27, 2011

For the love of Tony Ward; Uniform dressing is the look for 2011

by Accidental Bear

Tony, I got one thing to say,

“…Gonna dress you up in my love
All over, all over
Gonna dress you up in my love
All over your body

Feel the silky touch of my caresses
They will keep you looking so brand new
Let me cover you with velvet kisses
I’ll create a look that’s made for you…. “

(Dress You Up Lyrics
by Madonna)

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Via Out Mag

Man At Work Starring Tony Ward

From the runway to the workplace, uniform dressing is the look for 2011.. Click to move to next slide.

Sleeveless top, apron, and shorts by Raf Simons.

From the runway to the workplace, uniform dressing is the look for 2011.

Photography by Giampaolo Sgura | Styling by Grant Woolhead

February 27, 2011

All Eyes On: One Day in the Life Of… photographer Tim Hailand

by Accidental Bear

I know gobs of talented people oozing with with creativity and ideas ( most of them tortured and some kind of brilliant mania). The problem I see is that this monster needs to be channeled in order for success ( Yes, the idea of success can be debated for a life time) The most genius artist I know have never had a show but have a basement full of master pieces. If done by a business minded human, they would be “rich” and famous from their torture represented on a canvass or by sculpture.

Photographer Tim Hailand has been able to conquer this artistic monster in him and reaps its  rewards. You can see it in his amazing photographs.

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One Day in the Life Of…

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In his photo book series One Day in the Life Of… photographer Tim Hailand gives fans an intimate look at the lives of celebrities like Scissor SistersJake Shears, singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright and Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe.

For One Day in the Life of Rufus Wainwright, Hailand followed the musician from New York City to Boston for his performance at the Boston Opera House. The book features an intro by NYC nightlife legend Cherry Vanilla and text from Rufus himself. A portion of sales will benefit the Kate McGarrigle Fund for cancer research in honor of Rufus and Martha’s late mother.

Elton John provides the introduction for One Day in The Life of Jake Shears, which follows the pop icon and Scissor Sisters frontman in London before the group’s performance at the O2 Academy Brixton. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Elton John AIDS Foundation. READ MORE

“Later this year Hailand will release the next book in the series featuring Gay rugby star Gareth Thomas.”