Archive for May 25th, 2011

May 25, 2011

Fag, Nigger, Spic, Chink, Kike & Retard = “Not Acceptable” Choice Words; PSA

by Accidental Bear


“Not Acceptable” is a powerful and compelling 30 second television PSA which gives voice to a variety of diverse communities each of whom expresses that it is not acceptable to call them by what were once common words, but are now recognized as offensive slurs. It culminates in actress and self-advocate Lauren Potter from “Glee” stating that it is not acceptable to use the word ‘retard’ and she and “Glee” co-star Jane Lynch make a call to action to stop using the word and to promote the acceptance and inclusion of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and to make their pledge online at http://r-word.org.

May 25, 2011

Hand Picked News Headlines 5/25/2011

by Accidental Bear

Jared Loughner, Tucson Shooting Suspect, Incompetent To Stand Trial, Removed From Courtroom After Outburst Via http://www.huffingtonpost.com


House Refuses To Vote On Abortion Coverage For Military Rape Victims—-> www.huffingtonpost.com

Target vs. Unions: An Inside Look ——> Gawker.com

Moscow Pride to go ahead despite ban —–> www.pinknews.co.uk

Conservatives Blow a Gasket Over School Teaching Gender In Animal Kingdom —–> unicornbooty.com

May 25, 2011

Hair Ball of the Day: The Weigh In

by Accidental Bear

source: whataboutmikey.tumblr.com

May 25, 2011

PSA: Speeding Kills Bears; SF, CA Castro District

by Accidental Bear

New sign spotted in San Francisco CA, Castro district. I have a feeling there is a message to read between the lines here about the use of the drug speed that runs rampant in our community; no scene left untouch, even Bears

May 25, 2011

032c Issue # 21 / MAG CULTURE.COM

by Accidental Bear


Magazines should never sit still, and this is one the refuses to be complacent in any way.

New visual tics from Mike Meiré in this issue include pencil-drawn headlines, exaggerated newspaper stylings for the Global Briefing section and even some clean modernist feature design. Plus a brutally coarse Juergen Teller shoot with model Kristen McMenamy that appears to have been retouched to roughen rather than smooth the imagery (as seen on cover, above) and stands in extreme contrast to the slicker fashion also in the issue. Truly mixing the old and new, ugly and beautiful

magculture.com

May 25, 2011

In Case You Missed it: American Mullet (Documentary 2001)

by Accidental Bear

Accidental B’s pick for some lazy summer viewing. Are mullets still ironic? Do they stop being ironic when they become “in fashion” again. Sprawled on the streets of San Francisco are fancy modern mullets with a twist complimented with Sally Jesse Rafael (non-perscription) glasses. It’s hard to pull off hip without the desperate look of trying to hard. Ok, way to deep. Just watch this trailer and shut the f**k up.

What is a Mullet? Simply a haircut short in front and long in the back. People love to talk about the Mullet, but who is talking to the people with the Mullet cut? We are. In asking people to talk about their Mullets we are asking them to talk about themselves and the people in this film are nothing short of amazing. If you are going to be influenced by one Mullet experience this year, make it AMERICAN MULLET. What you learn might just surprise you.

May 25, 2011

Modern Appealing Clothing Doubles; Ospitals’ New Addition in Dogpatch / SF CA

by Accidental Bear

“We are please to announce the opening of our second shop at 1003 Minnesota St. at 22nd St. Sandwiched between Piccino restaurant and Dig Wine store and bar, we are selling collections from Dries Van Noten, Maison Margiela, Kolor, Comme des Garcons as well as exclusive garments from California designers, Lemon Twist, Dema and Ryan Roberts. In our new shop we carrying items for Hearth and Home, including Heliotrope Skin care, Boulette’s Larder salts and spices, Heath and Rae Dunn ceramics, George pet products as well as a selection of Summer wear from Mollusk and Creative Growth for Everyone.” modernappealingclothing.com

Via sfgate

The Yellow Building, a renovated barn at Minnesota and 22nd streets, houses a MAC shop, a cafe, and wine and coffee shops.

Chris and Ben Ospital’s new branch of their Modern Appealing Clothing (MAC) store shares an 1840s stable, painted a very fashion-forward yellow, with Piccino Cafe, Blue Bottle coffee and Dig, the wine store. Collectively, it’s the Yellow Building. The Ospitals answer their phone “Yellow.”

All three businesses manifest an enthusiasm for the handmade (pasta!), the local (Lemon Twist clothing) and the sustainable (organic, biodynamic wines from small, family-owned vineyards in Italy and France). The interior space was purpose-designed for the businesses and features the work of local craftspeople. At MAC, Valerie Gnadt wove a rug and a display tablecloth from Ben Ospital’s old suits and white dress shirts. What might have seemed like an odd grouping made perfect, if only-in-San Francisco, sense.

The Ospital siblings are planning for a twofer, offering made-to-measure clothing from a different designer each month in an area demarcated by photomurals of 17th century French doors from Maison Martin Margiela. The made-to-measure items will be everyday clothing for real people, not the $5,000 suit that “you wear 12 times and then you die,” said Ben Ospital. He envisions the project as providing the perfectly fitted staple, perhaps a Robert Ryan jacket in Italian canvas that gets worn on a night out or to the supermarket for 20 years. The made-to-measure concept emphasizes the craft work that goes into creating clothing and textiles, Ospital said.
READ MORE @ www.sfgate.com

1003 Minnesota St. (at 22nd Street)
11 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Saturday; noon-6 p.m. Sunday.

modernappealingclothing.com.

(top photo: Siblings Ben (left) and Chris Ospital, in hand-printed cotton aprons, flank their mother and MAC partner, Jeri, in their store.)

May 25, 2011

Dustin Lance Black Video Contest; Courage Campaign, Bare Your Testimony and Take a Stand

by Accidental Bear

In celebration of Harvey Milk Day, Milk screenwriter Dustin Lance Black wants to tell your story.

The contest rules are simple: Record and upload a 1-2 minute Testimony video telling your story in support of LGBT equality by no later than 11:59 PM PST, June 15, 2011.

Dustin Lance Black will select his favorite Testifiers and will make arrangements to bring his production crew to your hometown to film the story for television.

Please join Dustin Lance Black and Courage Campaign in celebrating Harvey Milk Day by uploading your video Testimony today! Simply fill out the form below to get started:

Dustin Lance Black: Testimony Video Contest from Courage Campaign on Vimeo.

The first video was filmed in conjunction with the Courage Campaign’s testimony project. Black and the Courage Campaign are urging people to share their testimony and tell people why they’re fighting for equal rights for LGBT people.

Click here for more info on the contest