Archive for May, 2011

May 30, 2011

PSA: Don’t Text and Drive You Asshole (there is no nice way to say that)

by Accidental Bear

PSA of the Day: YouTuber Sean Symons says he spotted a teenager who was texting while driving and reported him to the police. He then whipped out his camera and pursued his car for a while as the teen continued to text unmindful of his surroundings, with lamentably predictable results.

Don’t text and drive. (Also: Don’t film and drive.)

May 30, 2011

Gay Doesn’t Get More Mainstream Than Old Navy

by Accidental Bear

Good job Old Navy and the devil on my shoulder says, “Way to make a buck!” I hope this doesn’t turn any young impressionable kids gay (joke). ~AB

A line of gay pride t-shirts will be on sale from the clothing company Old Navy, with a portion of the proceeds going to the “It Gets Better” project.

The shirts, available in sizes for for men, women, and babies, will be sold in some stores during June and retail for between $7.50-$14.50 USD. Ten percent of the proceeds will go toward Dan Savage’s campaign, which has made waves in terms of visibility and gay culture in recent months.

According to Moxiebird.com, Old Navy is the first major chain retailer to release such a shirt. Several high-end designers like Kenneth Cole and Marc Jacobs have released limited-edition shirts supporting gay rights and visibility. American Apparel, however, worked with the Human Rights Campaign to disseminate their “Legalize Gay” shirts.

May 30, 2011

Hair Ball of the Day; Happy Memorial Day Fuzz

by Accidental Bear

May 30, 2011

Double Helix by Franco Castelluccio (ART)

by Accidental Bear

Sculptor Franco Castellucio confronts science and art in his latest work, “The Double Helix XX-XY.” The work images an animated strain of DNA, with sinuous male and female bodies twisting to the top. Castellucio also twists the notion of “survival of the fittest,” his desire being that people confront, in his work, the notion of enduring compassion.

The sculpture is accompanied by a new book, Double Helix.

May 30, 2011

H&M Look Book Autumn/Winter 2011 Menswear

by Accidental Bear

Most notable being the pant length. All else falls in pale greens and greys. I do crave Fall after viewing this collection. Oh, and high watered pants with red socks.

H&M Look Book AW 2011 Menswear from Barracuda Film & TV on Vimeo.

May 30, 2011

Study Shows, More Countries Accepting Homosexuality

by Accidental Bear

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The vast majority of countries around the world have become more accepting of homosexuality, with the exception of Russia and other former socialist countries, a new study has found.
The report, compiled by the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago, examined general trends in over 30 countries regarding their attitudes towards homosexuality, and is based on five surveys conducted in different countries between 1988 and 2008.
Approval of homosexuality increased in 27 countries and decreased in only four: Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Latvia and Russia, the study noted.
The growth in approval ratings was stronger than the decline.
The study rated the top five most tolerant countries regarding homosexuality as the Netherlands, Denmark, Norway, Switzerland, and Belgium, according to the survey. The bottom half of the list consisted of seven ex-socialist states, East Asian nations, Latin American countries and Cyprus, South Africa, and Turkey. READ MORE

May 30, 2011

Oakland Makes ‘Top 10 Dangerous Cities’ List; I’m So Proud?

by Accidental Bear

It’s seems strange that a city that contains Fairy Land that they also has the tenth-highest rate of rape, the ninth-highest murder rate, and the second highest robbery rate in the country.On a lighter note, violent crime in California overall plummeted to a 44-year low.

Oakland’s violent crime dropped about 5.5% between 2009 and 2010, from about 6,800 to 6,260. The city nevertheless has the tenth-highest rate of rape, the ninth-highest murder rate, and the second highest robbery rate in the country. In 2010, there were 7.12 robberies for every 1,000 Oakland residents. According to an article in the San Francisco Chronicle, Mayor Jean Quan has attempted to combat break-ins and theft by creating programs to keep potential wrongdoers off the streets by starting late-night basketball programs. It it unclear if these policies have worked.
[via Yahoo Finance]

May 29, 2011

Gummy Bear Skin Rug

by Accidental Bear

Just wait a minute, before you say anything I say, “Why not?”

source danieleduardolopez.tumblr.com

May 29, 2011

Did Anthony Weiner Tweet a Picture of His Weiner? I love Politics

by Accidental Bear

Will solve this fast and easy. Just raise your hand if you tweeted a picture of your bulge? This just goes to prove that politicians can be very normal too.

Via Gawker

Did liberal hero and would-be Mayor of New York Rep. Anthony Weiner (D – N.Y.) Tweet a picture of his own, underwear-clad erection last night? Conservative bloggers sure seem to hope so!
The pic, according to BigGovernment.com writer “Publius”, was posted last night to Weiner’s official account on yFrog, the Twitter picture service, and sent out on his Twitter feed. It was apparently quickly deleted, but not before Publius grabbed what he says is a screenshot of the yFrog page. (The original Tweet still exists on archiving site Tweet Congress.)

Weiner (pictured above with his wife, Huma Abedin, and the only other man in Congress whose name would make a sex scandal twice as fun) quickly Tweeted that his Facebook was hacked, which — even though the picture was, as far as we can tell, not posted to Facebook — seems to be a reference to the dickshot Tweet; today, he Tweeted “Touche Prof Moriarity. More Weiner Jokes for all my guests! #Hacked!” Stranger things have happened, we suppose!

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May 29, 2011

Hair Ball of the Day: A leg up

by Accidental Bear

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May 29, 2011

Muni News: Husband Of Man Killed By Candy-Bar Unwrapping Muni Driver Sues Transit Agency

by Accidental Bear

Well break me off a piece of that! How tragic.~AB

via sfappeal.com

As we reported as the tragic events unfolded, 49-year-old Scott Whitsett was died after being hit by a 14-Mission bus on the morning of April 21 of last year. And now, SFPD’s investigation into the death concluded, the man’s husband has taken matters into his own hands and filed a wrongful-death suit.

Whitsett was reportedly struck on Mission St. between Beale and Main, first getting pinned between the 14-Mission and 14-Mission Limited and then run over just outside the LexisNexis office where he’d worked since 1998. He was hit at around 11am and sadly pronounced dead at 11:46am at SF General. Both drivers of the buses were placed on non-driving status and drug/alcohol tested.

As the Ex reports, Whitsett’s husband, Theodore Glaza filed the suit against the SFMTA in SF’s Superior Court, accusing Muni of carelessness and negligence. Glaza’s civil complaint cites one of the bus drivers, Kimberley Faye Johnson as being distracted by, of all things, a candy bar.

Johnson was driving the 14-Mission at the time and was reportedly unwrapping a candy bar while doing so. The Ex reports that when she saw Whitsett crossing, she accidentally hit the gas instead of the brake, pinning Whitsett to her bus and the 14-Mission Limited and killing him.

The wrongful death suit was filed Monday.

May 29, 2011

Was Captain Cave Man a Bear?

by Accidental Bear

Captain Caveman via Wikipedia
Captain Caveman (voiced by Mel Blanc) is the main character, a caveman who is thousands of years old (his exact age is never disclosed). He can pull various objects from his body hair. He can also fly, but his flying power always seems to fail him at the worst possible moment. Sometimes he would attribute this mishap to an energy shortage (“Uh oh! Bad time for energy crisis.” CRASH!), which was a pun on the gasoline rationing shortages of the late 1970s. He speaks in stereotypical “caveman-talk”, replacing subjective pronouns with their objective equivalents and dropping articles such as “the” (for example, “Me know where bad guys are hiding.”), and often mumbles the nonsense phrase “unga bunga”. He also has a bad habit of occasionally eating large non-food objects in one gulp (i.e. bicycles, TV sets, safes, table lamps), and the Teen Angels occasionally have to stop him from eating potential clues that will help them to solve the mystery.

May 29, 2011

Etiquette Expert: ‘Should I shave my beard for a job interview?’

by Accidental Bear

How does one attain the status of etiquette expert? The term makes me want to projectile vomit a little. As far as shaving your beard for an interview, the thought process goes much deeper than your whiskers. You have to be honest with yourself and ask, “Do I want to work at an establishment where they make you curb your beard?” or think about the other list of rules that may apply if beard trimming is a concern; dress code, piercings or tattoos etc. If we are talking six figures, I say trim the bitch and after interview let it grow back little by little, but you will have to show an outstanding performance at work and then you will be good as gold even with a ZZ Top beard. ~AB

Here is what the “expert” says, via 365gay.com

Q: I usually sport a two- to three-day growth of beard as part of my personal look, and I wear an earring—kind of a hipster look, you might say. Now I’m thinking of getting a tattoo, and I was going to put it on my forearm; but my boyfriend suggested I locate it in a more private place so it won’t be visible when I’m looking for a new job. What do you suggest, Mr. Manners?

A: I wish that everyone heeded the age-old admonition not to judge a book by its cover. Alas, books and people are judged by their covers and their clothes—or, in your case, personal style decisions such as facial hair and body art. This might sound a bit stodgy, but the fact is that how you present yourself in the workplace does matter, whether you’ve just graduated from college or you’re in the middle of your career.

If you have doubts about how to dress or groom yourself, I think it’s generally best to err on the conservative side. Those of us who wouldn’t even consider wearing a suit to work often put one on when we’re interviewing for a job. The same could be said for getting a shorter-than-usual haircut. But closely consider the company in question: The look you put together when employed at a software startup or as a barista will certainly differ from the way you suit up for a bank, law firm, or CPA consultancy.

Now, sometimes companies make life easier—at least in terms of clarity—when they post an official dress code. For instance, I know of several large companies whose dress codes not only prohibit men from wearing earrings; facial hair is also verboten. As an example, one major U.S. company has only recently started allowing mustaches. The company’s policies state that mustaches must be neatly trimmed, no longer than the corners of the mouth, and grown during the employee’s vacation. As if that weren’t enough, the policies also say that sideburns cannot pass the earlobes. Got that? On the other hand, many police departments allow mustaches (no surprise there), but untrimmed beards are prohibited because they’re said to look unprofessional.
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May 29, 2011

Courtney Love has said she Believes Lady Gaga Could End up as a ‘lonely drag queen’

by Accidental Bear

If it came down to a street brawl between Ms Love and Gaga, I think it would be a pretty fair match. Love would most likely fight dirty and Gaga would probably try to drowned Love with magic pixie dust. I would put money down that Love would be standing at the end though. ~ AB
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via www.metro.co.uk

Both women have caused their fair share of controversy over the years, with neither famed for being shy and retiring, and Courtney acknowledged there are similarities between the pair.

However, she admitted in an interview with The Fix she was worried about how Lady Gaga will cope in the future.
‘She’s very young, and she’s very talented, but she doesn’t seem to have any female friends. Or any straight guy friends for that matter, ‘the former Hole singer said.
‘Instead, she surrounds herself with this coterie of gay stylists and advisers who’ve turned her into this weird, sexless Barbie doll.’
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May 29, 2011

Wash. District Rejects”What’s up Your Butt?” Billboards; Colon Cancer Awareness

by Accidental Bear

Officials in a pair of Washington counties voted to bar colon cancer awareness billboards bearing the slogan “What’s up your butt?”

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