Archive for February 22nd, 2011

February 22, 2011

Coach Louganis, That has a good ring to it

by Accidental Bear

Greg was an inspiration to we when I was in high school. I dove for our little swim team and even made it to State Finals one year. I was never #1 but always #2 or #3 and was totally ok with that. As for the awkward pics of me stuffed into a teenie tiny speedo, sporting bleached blonde mohawk, braces and a pre-mature fuzzy chest will never be seen. Greg, nice to have you back!

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Greg Louganis’ Return to Diving

By Advocate.com Editors
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Diving legend Greg Louganis has decided to come back to the sport that propelled him into Olympic fame, but this time as a coach.

Louganis, who is openly gay and has HIV, became the only man to win back-to-back Olympic gold medals in the platform and springboard diving events. Now 51, Louganis spoke to the New York Times on Sunday about being hired in November to coach the members of SoCal Divers. His coaching follows a mechanical style, ensuring that divers master a move before moving on to the next, which is in contrast with other coaches who stress acrobatics.

At first, he admitted he was hesitant to return to the sport, but said after he thought about his skill set, and where he felt comfortable, the return was the right thing to do.

“I kind of speak their language,” he said of the divers he trains. “I know what it is to be afraid of a dive. I know what it’s like to put a new dive in a competition. I know what it’s like to feel a little insecure about a dive.”

February 22, 2011

“Is he gay?” Madonna asked. “Gay men take good pictures of me.”

by Accidental Bear

Madonna Movie Poster Thought Too “Lesbian”

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Photos Herb Ritts took of Madonna and Rosanna Arquette during a publicity shoot for their hit film Desperately Seeking Susan were initially deemed too “lesbian,” according to veteran publicist Reid Rosefelt on My Life as a Blog.

Rosefelt, who was working as a publicist on the 1985 mistaken identity comedy, recalls the day he first told Madonna that Ritts would be photographing her and costar Arquette for publicity photos and, possibly, the film’s poster.

“Is he gay?” Madonna asked. “Gay men take good pictures of me.”

Rosefelt recalls that during the meeting for the film’s ad campaign an agency was pitching a campaign that traded on the film’s disillusioned housewife plot, with Arquette’s face on a toaster and Madonna’s face on a piece of toast. Thinking the images were terrible, Rosefelt pulled out photos from the Ritts session, causing a hush in the room.

“Some people at Orion thought that the image would make people think it was a lesbian movie,” Roseflet writes. “Thankfully the film’s producers, Midge Sanford and Sarah Pillsbury, were able to make their case.”

The late photographer would go on to capture some of the most famous images of the music icon, including the cover of her 1986 album True Blue, as well as direct the video for her single “Cherish.”

Rosefelt writes about having spent a lot of time alone with pre-superstardom Madonna during the shoot, where she even asked his opinion of one of her unreleased songs. Years later he ran into Madonna at an art shop and re-introduced himself, saying that he worked with her onSusan.

“A lot of people worked on Desperately Seeking Susan,” she said, as she walked past him.

 

February 22, 2011

Hair Ball of the Day

by Accidental Bear

http://hairyfriends.tumblr.com/post/3447367378
February 22, 2011

5 year old needs a job before getting married. So Funny! (video)

by Accidental Bear

You tell it like it is little Ms


I think she should run for office. I would totally vote for her for president over Palin.

February 22, 2011

Proof is in my pup tent; Dale Lazarovs: Gay erotica comics

by Accidental Bear

X-rated comic strips are interesting to me. Have you ever had a man crush on a cartoon super hero? Lets take it one step further, have you ever masturbated to a comic strip? Those skin tight, spandex, bulge caressing, identity hiding, bullet deflecting super suits . I mean people ( I mean YOU) have sex with plastic blow up dolls. I prefer the touch of real flesh ( uh-oh, that sounded a little bit Hannibal Lecter like). Dale Lazarovs art has been brought to my attention and after viewing I understand its success and draw. I like that it has a strong sense of voyeurism. FYI, Dales art is WAY more steamy then pictures I have posted here. If that is something that may tickle your fancy, I suggest you take a peek at his books.

Proof is in my pup tent


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Dales 411:

Dale Lazarov is the writer/editor of STICKY (buy atAmazon or The Book Depository, drawn by Steve MacIsaac),MANLY (buy at Amazon or The Book Depository, drawn by Amy Colburn), and, his latest, NIGHTLIFE (buy at Amazonor The Book Depository, drawn by Bastian Jonsson), collections of gay erotic comics that Gay Vox, among others, have called “the best gay erotica comics ever”.

Dale’s collaboration with erotic artist Drubskin, “The Welcome Back Fuck”, was featured in BEST GAY EROTICA 2007 (Cleis Press). He’s currently collaborating on GOOD SPORTS with Alessio Slonimsky, FANCY with Delic Van Loond, BULLDOGS with Chas Hunter, FAST FRIENDS with Laura “Zel” Carboni, CHUMS with Foxy Andy, NIGHTLIFE 2 with Bastian Jonsson, and POWER POP BOYS with Mioki. Dale currently lives and works in Chicago.

Among other things, STICKY, MANLY and NIGHTLIFE have the distinction of being held in world-class special collections of comic art at university libraries. Take THAT, naysayers! ”

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Portrait of Dale Lazarov, ©2007 Delic Van Loond

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February 22, 2011

Use me like a Barbie Doll, Dress me Up! Dolce & Gabbana Fall/Winter 2011/2012

by Accidental Bear

I want an excuse to look this good.

Dolce&Gabbana Fall/Winter 2011/2012 Man show at Milan Fashion Week

February 22, 2011

It Gets Better – Judith Light

by Accidental Bear

“Angela is an ad agency executive at Wallace and McQuade Advertising, the 12th largest advertising agency in New York City. Now divorced from Michael Bower, Angela shares her two-story cape cod home with her rambunctious son, Jonathan L. Bower and her mother Mona Robinson who lives in a rear apartment.”Who’s the Boss