Archive for May 18th, 2011

May 18, 2011

Keep Your Votes off My Turtle Neck; Circumcision Ban Heading to S.F. Voters

by Accidental Bear

Stay out of my uterus and definitely leave my sleeping bag alone (foreskin). I really cannot believe this is even on the ballot. How could anyone have a seriously consider “male genital mutilation”? What’s more absurd, is the idea that someone outside of the family will make the decision for you. What thee hell is wrong with these people. it is so confusing to me that our universe can produce people like lady Gaga and Lloyd Schofield who is leading the effort to criminalize circumcision. Really, we should test their DNA to make sure they are human, both of them. ~AB

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By Advocate.com Editors

A November ballot initiative will ask San Francisco voters if they want to ban circumcision procedures in their city.

The effort to criminalize circumcision is being led by gay San Franciscan Lloyd Schofield, who believes the procedure is barbaric and dangerous, referring to it as “male genital mutilation.” Schofield gathered the necessary signatures needed to place it on San Francisco’s ballot for the November 8 municipal election, CNN reports. Should San Francisco approve the ban, anyone found performing the procedure could go to jail and face a fine — there would be no religious exemptions.
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May 18, 2011

Functional Cure? Apparent Immunity Gene ‘Cures’ Man Of AIDS

by Accidental Bear

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS 5) — A 45-year-old man now living in the Bay Area may be the first person ever cured of the deadly disease AIDS, the result of the discovery of an apparent HIV immunity gene.
Timothy Ray Brown tested positive for HIV back in 1995, but has now entered scientific journals as the first man in world history to have that HIV virus completely eliminated from his body in what doctors call a “functional cure.”
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May 18, 2011

Marriage Proposal: Just Like in the Movies, at the Movies (video)

by Accidental Bear


Dear Mr. Tender Heart, I have full body goosebumps! I don’t expect anything less than this and the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, that’s all.

Love,
Man with no ring on his finger

May 18, 2011

Shirtless, Androgynous Male Model Banned (gasp)

by Accidental Bear

Come on Borders what are you afraid of? Would the cover be better for you if it had a clear plastic wrapper around it and a sticker that said “not normal” or “obscene” as a disclaimer? Have you not looked at the covers of the magazine on our own shelves lately? It’s okay to be gay now. Really I promise. Let’s make a bet. I bet you could actual make money off the gays by leaving covers like this on the shelf. You like money don’t you? ~ AB
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By Advocate.com Editors

Borders is refusing to display the latest issue of fashion magazine Dossier Journal because androgynous male model Andrej Pejic appears shirtless on the cover looking “too much like a woman.”

According to Elle Magazine, the bookstore chain has requested that all copies of the magazine be censored and placed in plastic bags. Elle also reported that Dossier will have to cover the cost of bagging the magazines

According to Dossier Co-Founder and Creative Director Skye Parrott, only American bookstores are complaining.

“It’s a naked man on the cover of a magazine, which is done all of the time without being covered up, so I definitely don’t think it merits this, but I understand what it is,” Parrott told The Huffington Post. “It’s not a coincidence that it’s only the giant U.S. chain stores that are asking us to do this…It’s only the American copies that are being censored.” READ MORE

May 18, 2011

Hair Ball of the Day: Pretty in Pink

by Accidental Bear

via www.meninthistown.com
“A well put together outfit with great use of colour.”

– Giuseppe Santamaria

May 18, 2011

The “Full Monty” of Straight Razor Shaving with Shorty Maniace; Father’s Day Hint

by Accidental Bear

Male bonding at it’s best. Full-monty of straight razor shaving by Shorty Maniace who is named one of America’s top barbers by Esquire magazine. Shorty is a transplant to San Francisco from NYC and comes with 20 years of experience stuffed in his back pocket. His work is often praised in featured magazines such as GQ, Esquire, Details and the New York Times. Some fun trivia; Shorty was the man behind many of the Riki Lake TV show make overs back in the day when she was still plump. Needless to say I was thrilled to be asked to join in with a scruffy group of men for a preview class of Shorty’s first straight razor class here in our city by the bay.

Maniace has teamed up with Nick Burns (author of The Bearded Gentlemen:Style Guide to Shaving Face) to offer The Gentleman’s Shave: Mastering the Art of the Straight Razor– a monthly hands-on, shaving class at Mystic Hair in San Francisco’s Lower Haight district. “Shaving shouldn’t be a drag,” Maniace. “With the right equipment and technique, it can be an enjoyable experience. It’s the one activity where men can take care of his appearance and still feel like a ‘man’. ” Maniace was asked the most obvious question, ” Isn’t there an easier, faster ways to shave?” Maniace calmly and confidently replied that, ” Yes, that may be true, but what I am emphasizing, is that, in our chaotic daily routines, that shaving can be a morning meditation, a sun salutation let’s say. Straight razor shaving will slow you down and help you be in the moment. He spoke in what could be describes a spiritual tone. When you hop out of bed, but, before you turn on your brain, your TV, check emails, check text messages, take time to honor yourself, your face. The same face that will face this mad world.” Maniace with an impressive resume, is a walking encyclopedia of straight razor knowledge and the passion to match.

The 2-hour class kicks off on Father’s Day, June 19th, will cover the basics (that your papa never taught you), preparing your skin, proper grips, and razor handling, techniques for minimizing skin irritations, proper hygiene and post-shave care.

(In photos Left to Right: Grant Marek- Thrillist SF, Joe Eskenazi- SF Weekly, Stuart Schuffman- a.k.a. Broke-Ass Stuart, Shorty Maniace, Eskenazi, Mike Enders- Accidental Bear, Maniace)

Father’s Day is approaching and you are imagining awkward hugs and “I love you.” Skip that, and pick an active, hands on activity where hugs aren’t necessary. Maniace is offering an exclusive package for Dad. The $170 package includes the class, a starter razor, Derby razor blades, a shaving set from Baxter of California (full-sized bottles of Super Close Shave Formula, After Shave Balm, Best Badger Shaving Brush and a Double Edged Safety Razor), and a signed copy of The Bearded Gentleman: The Style Guide to Shaving Face ( a $215 value). There is also a smaller package available, but who doesn’t love a big package?

(In photos Left to Right: Dax- Stylist & Barber Assistant, J. David Hadley-Barber & Owner of Mystic Hair, Maniace, Dax, Marek, Eskenazi, Schuffman, Nick Burns, Enders, Maniace, $170 package , Maniace, Eskenazi, Steve Rubenstein-SF Chronicle, Burns, Maniace, Maniace)

Classes open to the public:
Sunday, June 19th 10am to 12pm (Father’s Day)
Sunday, July 17th 10am to 12pm

Call 646.752.6891 or email class@beardedgentleman.com to reserve a space.
I suggest calling early. Space is limited

For More information CLICK

www.shorty-maniace.com
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May 18, 2011

A Protester Dumps a Box Full of Glitter on Republican Presidential Hopeful Newt Gingrich

by Accidental Bear

Oh god this is brilliant (raises hands to sky, I believe , I believe). “Feel the rainbow Newt, stop hate, stop the anti-gay politics.” the protester protested.