Archive for July 5th, 2011

July 5, 2011

Official Cuddle Buddy Application

by Accidental Bear

July 5, 2011

State Assembly Passes Fair Education Act Authored by Senator Mark Leno

by Accidental Bear

This is a big deal people!

Sacramento – Today, the California State Assembly in a 49-25 vote passed a bill that would require schools to fairly and accurately portray the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights movement and the historic contributions of the diverse LGBT community in social science instruction. The Fair, Accurate, Inclusive, and Respectful (FAIR) Education Act (SB 48), authored by Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco), would also add sexual orientation and gender identity to the state’s existing anti-discrimination protections that prohibit bias in school activities, instruction and instructional materials. 

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July 5, 2011

Feeding the Gays: Stork Tattoo & Shirtless Bearded Fella

by Accidental Bear

July 5, 2011

Stop Pissing in My Doorstep: Public Shaming

by Accidental Bear

 

Public Shaming of the Day: Hoxton resident Harry Monk, fed up with “the constant stream” of late-night urinators relieving themselves below his Cranwood Court apartment, has taken matters into his own hands, filming an hour’s worth of pissed pissers and posting the footage to YouTube.

“I feel disgusted, angry, distressed, resigned that people are doing this underneath my home,” Monk, who says he speaks for other residents, told the Hackney Gazette. “Most of the problems the local residents of Old Street are experience are caused by the clubs and pubs on the Islington side of the road,” Monk says. “Hackney Council say they have no control as they do not grant the licenses and Islington Council are not concerned as we are not residents in that borough.” (thedailywh.at)

July 5, 2011

Handpicked News & Non-News: Without Sex, Marines Caught, New Conservative Agenda, Creepiest Robots

by Accidental Bear

Brenda S. “Sue” Fulton x390 (provided) | ADVOCATE.COM

Obama Appoints Out West Point Alum to Military Academy Board “I’m proud to have the opportunity to support the cadets who will lead our Army in the coming years,” Fulton said in a statement Tuesday. “And I’m pleased that the president is clearly setting the stage for a post–‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ military with appointments like this. Most important, I’m looking forward to supporting West Point as it continues to inspire, educate and train leaders of character, as it always has. It is my honor to continue to serve the Academy and the Army that I love.”

Ashley Vice, left, and Jaime Murphy X390 (CNN) | ADVOCATE.COM

Marines Caught in Marriage Scam Three Marines are facing several charges after it was revealed that they were involved in fraudulent marriages to collect financial assistance usually offered by the military only to opposite-sex married couples.Three Marines are facing several charges after it was revealed that they were involved in fraudulent marriages to collect financial assistance usually offered by the military only to opposite-sex married couples.

On Going Without Sex

A New Conservative Agenda “If you don’t like it, change it or leave. It’s that simple. For me, in politics, I’ve always had that mentality,” theMARGARET HOOVER X390 (GAGE SKIDMORE) | ADVOCATE.COM
Republican political strategist Margaret Hoover recently said with aplomb. 
Hoover is pro-gay and a favored Fox News guest—one of the few unwilling to soft-pedal support for marriage equality. If there will ever be political harmony on whether gay and lesbian couples should have the same marriage rights as other Americans, her influence may be part of the key to consensus.    

Casey Anthony NOT GUILTY OF MURDER After 33 days of testimony, 400 pieces of evidence and more than 90 witnesses, the jury in the Casey Anthony case has reached a verdict. After just a day of deliberation, jurors informed the court at midday that they had reached a decision, and both sides in the case were ordered to assemble in the courtroom.

 Nancy Grace Rails Against Casey Anthony Verdict

23 Creepiest Robots You’ve Ever Seen (VIDEOS)Anyone who has watched a few sci-fi films in the last couple decades knows the human race faces inevitable destruction at the hands of robots. Movies like “The Terminator,” “The Matrix,” and “I, Robot” warn us of the perils of artificial intelligence, but until our technology reaches such sophistication, for now we toy around with sex robots turned dental patients and ridiculous robo-mination.

Lucy Walker, Director of ‘Waste Land’, Follows Her Trash To The Landfill (PHOTOS & VIDEO) Director Lucy Walker spent months filming the stories of garbage pickers working at Rio de Janeiro’s Jardim Gramacho, one of the world’s largest landfills, for her 2011 Academy Award-nominated documentary, Waste Land. After her Waste Land experience, Lucy set out to learn what happens to Los Angeles’ garbage with social innovators Max Lugavere and Jason Silva. (Make sure to watch the video at the end of the slideshow!)

 

                                                                                                                                                                                         

July 5, 2011

Melissa Haslam “Kigurumi”| Unveiled July 15th, 2011

by Accidental Bear

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On July 15, 2011 LeBasse Projects will unveil the first major solo exhibition from Australian artist Melissa Haslam. Haslam, who has shown in group shows throughout the United States, will share paintings exploring her fascination with the Kigurumi seen. Participants in Kigurumi fashion themselves as living stuffed animals, wearing what they call “disguised pajamas.” Haslam, employing oil, presents young women dressed in full costume with great delicacy and an intimacy that proves her interest in the subculture includes some reverence as well.

LeBasse Projects :: Chinatown
932 Chung King Rd.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

 

July 5, 2011

Accidental Bear’s Contribution to Local Asterisk Magazine| Unionmade Clothing SF CA

by Accidental Bear

STYLE: UNIONMADE
By Mike Enders

Art
As I walked from the Mission district toward the Castro in San Francisco I spotted Unionmade clothing store at 493 Sanchez Street. Upon entering, my eyes feast on the quality of garments I was surrounded by. I expected to see a well-groomed Paul Bunyan cruising for Baxter of California skin care and grooming products. As I perused the store I felt like I was in on a secret.

The large assortment of customers would make you wonder what the secret ingredient was that drew people from all over to Unionmade. The shop’s owner, Todd Barket, like a proud papa says, “I think people come to us because we have a point of view. I work really hard to bring together brands from all over the world that no one else has brought together in the Bay Area. The way merchandising stories are told is very important and people can’t always put together what it is that they like about the store, but they always make a reference to the design aspect.”

Read full article at asterisksanfrancisco.com

July 5, 2011

Baxter of California for Unionmade KML Candle | SF CA Localism

by Accidental Bear

Invoking the warm embers of a glowing camp fire, the “KML” candle by Baxter of California for Unionmade is a bold blend of Cedar and Sandlewood moderated with Guiacwood Oil. A true collaborative effort, the “KML”candle was conceived in tandem by J.P. Mastey, President BAXTER OF CALIFORNIA and Todd Barket founder of UNIONMADE. Housed in a sophisticated round craft paper box, the candle is in battle ship grey wax. (Selectism)

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July 5, 2011

Cold Splinters Campfire Shorts: Perfect for Ball Sweating Weather

by Accidental Bear

Cold Splinters Campfire Shorts

Super basic mountaineering shorts from the Cold Splinters line. What you get are  tough, poly/cotton twill shorts with reinforced pockets (deep ones as well). Absolutely perfect for the weather. Properly made in Porland, OR. Oi Polloi has them. (Selectism)

July 5, 2011

Judging Penis size by Comparing Index, Ring Ringers

by Accidental Bear

Yes that’s right , this is a report by the L.A. Times so it has to be for real and truthful. I have done research on the size of mens penises for many glorious years and my results show there is NO way to tell how well endowed your potential ex-trick will be until you pull “it” out and give it a few squeezes. The most truth comes from the ever famous saying , some are showers and some are growers: there is no greater truth. Some of my (ahem) research subject have kicked off their ginormous size 13 work boots, only to find under a scientific microscope that their penis were thimble size. AB

 

Penis length cannot be determined by how big his hands or feet are — those and other supposed indicators have been widely discredited for years. But now a team of Korean researchers has produced what may be a more reliable guide: the ratio of the length of his index finger to that of his ring finger. The lower that ratio, the longer the penis may be, the researchers wrote Monday in the Asian Journal of Andrology.

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July 5, 2011

Hair Ball of the Day from the Past: Frank Zappa

by Accidental Bear

Frank Vincent Zappa December 21, 1940 – December 4, 1993) was an American composer, singer-songwriter, electric guitarist, record producer and film director. In a career spanning more than 30 years, Zappa wrote rock, jazz,electronic, orchestral and musique concrète works. He also directed feature-length films and music videos, and designed album covers. Zappa produced almost all of the more than 60 albums he released with the band The Mothers of Invention and as a solo artist. MORE

July 5, 2011

All Eyes on Musician, Cute Ball of Ginger, Pat Grossi of Active Child

by Accidental Bear

For Pat Grossi of Active Child, the last two years have been nothing short of enriching. Musically, Pat has worked within and appropriated a number of styles into his sound, from his early days singing with that heavenly voice as a choir boy to his more recent forays into laptop-assisted indie-pop made in his bedroom, best exemplified on 2010’s acclaimed Curtis Lane EP. His sound is so wide-ranging that he has found himself touring with many notable acts of differing genres, including dubstep producer James Blake, dreamy synth-pop of School of Seven Bells, and the indie-rock bands White Lies and White Rabbits.

Nothing quite prepares you for the leap that Pat has taken with his debut album, You Are All I See, out on August 23rd via Vagrant records. Recently, he has expanded his sonic ambitions and turned the studio into an instrument for a record that sounds cosmically huge and yet intimate all the same. MORE

http://activechildmusic.com/

July 5, 2011

Markus Kayser Builds a Solar-Powered 3D Printer that Prints Glass from Sand and a Sun-Powered Cutter

by Accidental Bear

Markus Kayser Builds a Solar Powered 3D Printer that Prints Glass from Sand and a Sun Powered Cutter solar power printers design

Industrial designer and tinkerer Markus Kayser spent the better part of a year building and experimenting with two fantastic devices that harness the sun’s power in some of the world’s harshest climates. The first he calls a Sun Cutter, a low-tech light cutter that uses a large ball lens to focus the sun’s rays onto a surface that’s moved by a cam-guided system. As the surface moves under the magnified light it cuts 2D components like a laser. The project was tested for the first time in August 2010 in the Egyptian desert and Kayser used thin plywood to create the parts for a few pairs of pretty sweet shades. But he didn’t stop there. (stumbleupon)

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Markus Kayser Builds a Solar Powered 3D Printer that Prints Glass from Sand and a Sun Powered Cutter solar power printers design

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July 5, 2011

2 Gay Soldiers, Friends Allegely Beaten By Men Shouting Anti-Homosexual Slurs

by Accidental Bear

I must admit, my first response to this news was my hope that these two gay solders had it in them , to open up a can of whoop ass on this anit-gay offenders and call in my flag holders reading, “See , See , don’t fuck with us fags.” Unfortunately the indecent did not end well, but with the attacked left with bruised ribs and facial fractures among other serious injuries.

 

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Police are investigating a suspected hate crime after a group of men beat two gay Fort Carson soldiers and others while shouting anti-homosexual and racial slurs. The victims told KRDO-TV they believe they were targeted at a fast food restaurant early Saturday because they’re gay.

Two victims are Fort Carson soldiers, who asked to remain anonymous because being identified as homosexual could harm their military careers. Read more at www.thedenverchannel.com

July 5, 2011

Picture of NOM’s Brian Brown Crying over NY: Eat that Bully

by Accidental Bear

 When marriage equality passed in the New York Senate, National Organization for Marriage president Brian Brown openly cried with defeat in the galley. The truth will eat at a person up. Thanks to Rich Murray, an activist with Queer Rising, we now have proof of this: