The wild and mangy whiskers of some 60 European hopefuls went on display over the weekend as the 2011 Alpine Beard Festival kicked off in Chur, Switzerland. As the Daily Mail is reporting, the event — now in its 26th year — drew hairy locals as well as some contestants from neighboring Germany and Austria. The event rivals the World Beard and Moustache Championships in Trondheim, Norway. MORE PICS
There hasn’t been a collection yet, that has looked more beat up, tore up, used as paint tarps and purposefully shredded than Carroll Shelby Modern Vintage Spring 2012 Looks. But I still want these items, take my money.
“Sourcing design inspiration from Shelby’s archives, each piece has been uniquely worn through hand-staining, trunk-wrinkling, sun-soaking and more to reflect clothing that would have lived in Shelby’s garage for over 50 years…” Several pieces hit LA boutique Kitson
Nomads sound much my appealing while rolling off the tip of my tongue but it’s just a fancy word for creative homeless hippies. Lawless and thieving equals criminals, not gypsies playing by different rules. We all live on this planet called earth, so disguising yourself by cute well put together rag outfits and renaming the way’s in which you interact with society doesn’t make you something new or lawless. You “New Nomads” living on the edge cities, of Central Europe live off the grid, you are just common street beggars, homeless people of a different shade of dirt. Mike Enders
Wandering the edges of townships in the grey zones between cities, the Gypsies of Central Europe live off the grid. Myths, rumours, lies cloud their histories for they heed no rules and leave few traces – instead, they survive off the land, and sometimes they beg, thieve and steal.
Count Kálnoky tells me at his residence, in the village of Miklosvar in Romania where I was staying as a guest, that he was indeed wireless: the Gypsies had cut the cables to fence the copper for their lawless trade. If Gypsies can’t be trusted it is because they play a different game: While we build around hearth and home, and bank our paper money, Gypsies scavenge, forage and live as nomads, content to be rootless and transient. While we fill our archives with images, texts and our libraries with facts, their stories remain oral and they choose to forget the rest. (via www.huffingtonpost.com)
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“Kill the Gays” Bill Isn’t Dead, No Matter What Uganda’s Cabinet Says
The Ugandan cabinet made its clearest attempt yet to rid the legislative agenda of the “kill the gays” bill. But parliament’s David Bahati isn’t listening, potentially keeping the bill on a fast track toward passage. The Daily Monitor reportstoday that the ruling party’s lawyer, Adolf Mwesige, convinced cabinet ministers during a meeting Wednesday that the bill is unnecessary. Mwesige reportedly advised them to search the archives because other laws already criminalized homosexual acts.
George Michael: “It’s Time to Be Honest” George Michael reveals that he split from longtime partner Kenny Goss more than two years ago, due at least partly to Goss’s struggle with alcohol addiction, according to Access Hollywood.
A New Sort of Lesbian Panic Defense James Kraig Kahler, the Meriden, Kan., man accused of murdering his wife, their two teenage daughters, and her grandmother in 2009, told a Kansas Bureau of Investigation special agent that he was upset because his wife began a lesbian relationship that broke up their marriage, the agent testified in court last week.
Princeton University politics professor Robert George — the founding chairman of the anti-gay National Organization for Marriage (NOM) — has announced that he will co-moderate Sen. Jim DeMint’s (R-SC) The Palmetto Freedom Presidential Forum on September 5. The event is also being co-sponsored by George’s American Principles Project, a conservative group that kicked off this year’s boycott of CPAC to protest the participation of the Republican pro-gay rights group GOProud.
HHS ENCOURAGES PARENTS TO BE HONEST WITH KIDS ABOUT THEIR BODIES | The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services offers resources for parents about talking to their kids openly and honestly about their bodies and sex. HHS links readers to KidsHealth.org, which affirms masturbation, sexual exploration, and same-sex attractions in pubescent teens. The religious right, of course, refutes any such suggestions that young people have sexuality at all and condemns any form of sexual experimentation as “wrong.”
GAY BASHING LEADS TO DEATH IN MICHELE BACHMANN’S HOMETOWN |After a brutal fight in which he was called “faggot,” 19-year-old Marcellus Richard Andrews of Waterloo, Iowa died from his injuries. Waterloo is the hometown of Republican presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann, who voted against federal hate crimes protections and has regularly opposed anti-bullying policies.
National Go Topless Day (VIDEO)
First Charlie Sheen Roast Promo Echos ‘Dr. Strangelove’ (Video)
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