Posts tagged ‘Twitter’

August 12, 2011

Death to the Internet Craze?

by Accidental Bear

What constitutes an ‘internet craze’? A certain number of copy cats? Being talked about by Diane Sawyer ? Harmless internet stunts is what comes to my mind that are emulated numerous times over a short period of time. You may now call me Webster. I am easy to please though. It only become annoying when those participating in such memes becomes famous for doing nothing.

via Gawker

Horsemaning, the latest fake internet crazes hows just how meaningless the idea has become. Three days ago Buzzfeed, the tireless meme-aggregator, decided to take a stab at creating a meme of its own. The site posted a vintage picture of two girls posing so it looked like one was the dismembered head of the other. They dubbed this “horsemaning,” after the headless horseman, posted some examples and solicited reader photos. A bunch of readers responded. (You’ll find a few above.)

Today, preternaturally cheery Today show hosts Hoda and Kathy Lee did a bit on horsemaning. They giggled about how silly this “huge internet craze” was, and posed for their own horsemaning picture, after BuzzFeed urged them to over Twitter. Except, as of their segment, the horsemaning “craze” was composed of a handful of Buzz Feed posts, a Facebook page with a few hundred likes, and a few desultory blog posts from other sites. MORE

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August 3, 2011

World Premiere of “Outlaws of Love” – Adam Lambert – HD Live – Sainte Agathe

by Accidental Bear

ADAM LAMBERT OUTLAWS OF LOVE 390x (SCREEN) ADVOCATE.COMI believe most writers learn a lot about themselves through writing about others and thinking about your reading audience. Adam Lambert does not fit into my music box but I am all about applauding for a gay brother. As I race towards 40, I feel as if there isn’t as much room in me for hate and judgment and find more pleasure in giving my gays shout outs and instead of useless bashing of words. Adam, I stand up out of my chair and clapping for your effort put into your new single “Outlaw of Love.”

Adam Lambert performed a song off of his upcoming album at the Sainte Agathe Festival in Canada on July 29, 2011.

August 1, 2011

Excellent news – Congresswoman Giffords is back and voting tonight!”

by Accidental Bear

This is the most remarkable news I have heard all year. I want to start a petition for Gabrielle Giffords to be able to pound nails into assailants (I don’t like to say his name, because he gets’ off on that) skull for 12 hours a day and the other half of day they keep him alive to feel the pain. Will you sign my petition? Teary eyed reporting brought to you by Accidental Bear.

ABC News’ Jonathan Karl (@JonKarl) and Sunlen Miller (@SunlenMiller) report:   Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., returned to Congress tonight for the first time since being shot in the head in January, casting a vote in support of the compromise debt ceiling bill.

“Gabrielle has returned to Washington to support a bipartisan bill to prevent economic crisis,” read a message posted to Giffords’ Twitter account while members began casting their votes on the House floor.

Minutes later, Giffords slowly entered the chamber to loud, sustained applause and a standing ovation by her colleagues, who huddled around her to give hugs, kisses and handshakes.

Vice President Joe Biden, with a big smile on his face, walked to the House floor and said, “I came to see Gabby, that’s why I’m here.” MORE

July 20, 2011

Feeding the Gays: Rugby Player, Undies & Harp

by Accidental Bear

Rugby brute Gareth Thomas shows his playful side on Twitter.

July 12, 2011

Gay Activists Use F-Word-Filled Comedy Video with 12-Year Old Boys Sharing Same-Sex Kiss to Raise Funds to Fight Minnesota Gay Marriage Ban

by Accidental Bear

FCKH8.com’s newest F-word-filled video brings together cussing drag queens, two pre-teen boys kissing in it’s attack on the “Top 5 Reasons to Ban Gay Marriage”. Group pledges 10¢ for each Facebook “Like” or Twitter tweet up to $10K as part of its latest gay marriage T-shirt sales fundraising effort.

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Los Angeles, CA – July, 12  2010 – Outraged by the upcoming 2012 ballot vote in Minnesota to change the state constitution to ban same-sex marriage, gay activist website FCKH8.com has created another F-bomb-filled Internet comedy video sarcastically slamming the “Top 5 Reasons to Ban Gay Marriage.” The new video which is already going viral on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, laughingly attacks bible-based arguments against gay marriage. The video is intended to send a “gloves off” message and to promote fundraising T-shirt sales with a portion of proceeds donated to Minnesota gay marriage equality organizations.

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July 9, 2011

Handpicked news Briefs: ‘News Of The World’ Signs Off, Dirty Dancing, Quake Hits Off Japan’s Coast, Pot No Medical Use

by Accidental Bear

Hidden Camera Finds Reparative Therapy at Bachmann’s Clinics New evidence has surfaced that Marcus Bachmann’s Christian counseling clinics are actually in the business of reparative therapy for gay people – a claim that he had denied.  

ABE SYLVIA X390 (MATT CARR) | ADVOCATE.COMDirty Dancing Abe Sylvia remembers very clearly the first time he saw Dirty Debbie. The handsome 36-year-old Broadway dancer turned screenwriter-director was then a self-described “friendless, fat gay kid” standing by himself in the parking lot of the middle school he attended in Norman, Okla. “Out of nowhere came this girl running across the quad with her top open, and her huge breasts were bouncing up and down,” Sylvia recalls, laughing in between bites of an egg white and asparagus omelet at an al fresco French bistro in West Hollywood. “She looked so free and happy that that image stayed with me for a long time.”

NOM Not Invited to NY Weddings, But They’ll Be There Protesting When gay couples in New York start legally getting hitched on July 24, the National Organization for Marriage plans to crash their weddings with a series of protests. The group, which lobbied against passage of the marriage equality bill signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, announced the rallies Friday on its website. Protests are so far being planned in Albany, Rochester, Buffalo and New York City.

Feds Rule Pot Has No Accepted Medical Use The federal government ruled on Friday that marijuana has no accepted medical use and should remain in the same class of drugs as heroin. The decision comes nearly nine years after marijuana supporters asked the government to reclassify the drug to take into account the growing body of research conducted across the globe that proves it’s effective in treating certain diseases,reports The Los Angeles Times.

BREAKING 7.1 Quake Hits Off Japan’s Coast A powerful 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck offJapan’s northeastern coast on Sunday. Tsunami advisories were issued following the Japan earthquake, Tokyo Breaking News reported. According to Reuters, Fukushima nuclear plant workers evacuated to higher ground following theearthquake, with no immediate reports of injuries or damage. Tokyo Electric Power said that there did not appear to be any further damage at the nuclear plant.

News Of The World’ Signs Off: THANK YOU & GOODBYE LONDON — Britain’s best-selling Sunday tabloid the News of the World signed

News Of The World off with a simple front page message – “THANK YOU & GOODBYE” – leaving the media establishment here reeling from the expanding phone-hacking scandal that brought down the muckraking newspaper after 168 years. Journalists crafted the newspaper’s own obituary before sending the tabloid’s final edition to the printing presses Saturday night, apologizing for letting its readers down but stopping short of acknowledging recent allegations that staff paid police for information.

July 9, 2011

TOMS Defense : Founder Expresses “regret,” says Focus on the Family misrepresented relationship

by Accidental Bear

What to do now. Live and let live. What will it take for you to forgive TOMS? I may be a total push over, but I fully believe owner Blake Mycoskie. Call naive, but that would be rude. AB

(via news.change.org)

Blake Mycoskie, founder of TOMS Shoes, has issued an exclusive statement to Change.org in response to an embarrassing controversy linking the popular urban apparel company to anti-gay, anti-choice group “Focus on the Family.”

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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:

July 2, 2011

Handpicked Headlines: Gay Professors, Rudy Giuliani, Snoopiest Governments

by Accidental Bear

The 11 Snoopiest Governments, According To Google

Google Transparency Report 2011

Texas Coffee Shop Profits After Tweeting Homophobically Just after New York approved same-sex marriage, the Brown Coffee Company of San Antonio, Texas (does Texas allow same-sex marriage?) posted a Twitter that seemed not-so-coincidentally homophobic. People got mad, so Brown’s clowns took that Twitter down and apologized. But they weren’t sorry for long (ka-ching)!

College Kids Think Gay Professors Are All Biased  College students: will they ever be able to judge political bias with any accuracy? No, they haven’t even decided whether Ayn Rand or Chinua Achebe is cooler yet! So it’s no surprise they think every gay teacher is biased. Yeah, with gay bias. A new study found that students at the University of Houston (Clarification: The University of Houston-Downtown, which is a separate school, we’re told)—presented with only a syllabus and a professor’s bio—said that gay professors were politically biased, based only on the fact that they were gay.

Having Reneged on Three Straight Marriages, Rudy Giuliani Ruins His First Gay One  Never believe anything Rudy Giuliani tells you about marriage. “I do”? Bullshit. “To have and to hold”? Lie. “I promise to preside over the wedding of my two good gay friends as soon as marriage is legal in New York”? Take a guess.

LGBT Gathering Marks Anniversary in India Activists held a colorful rally Saturday in New Delhi to celebrate the second anniversary of a court decision striking down a law against gay sex and to push for further progress on LGBT rights.

Michael Bay Transformers 3 ClipsAnti-Abortion Activist Found Guilty Of Stalking Doctor

Gag Order Issued In Case Of Boy Locked In Cage, Beaten To Death

WATCH: Clips From Old Movie UsedIn Transformers 3?

June 11, 2011

Ever Thought How Odd Your Online Life Is? Rib-tickling Funny Video

by Accidental Bear

Making fun of ourselves is fun, especially when it’s clever.

This Is Funny, You Should Watch It of the Day: To promote Nico Muhly’sTwo Boys — “a new opera that lifts the lid on the dangers of living our lives online” — the English National Opera sent out an actor to perform familiar Facebook and Twitter actions IRL.

Unfriendilarity ensues.

Bonus: Why he went into John Snow holding a sign saying he was “interested in men.”

http://www.twoboysopera.com

 

 

June 10, 2011

Smorgasbord of News Headlines

by Accidental Bear

 

Bill Maher and Jane Lynch Give Dramatic Reading of Weiner’s Dirty Facebook Messages

 

Apology Falls Flat — Like Morgan’s Jokes The Human Rights Campaign issued a statement saying the 30 Rock star “did the right thing by apologizing,” but “that’s just not enough.” On its blog, Truth Wins Out said, “We are glad that he recognizes that he hurt and offended people. However, questions remain.” Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays executive director Jody Huckaby called for “meaningful action to prove the sincerity of that apology” and condemned Morgan for joking about violence “when kids are being assaulted, are dying.”

Mariners to Make “It Gets Better” Video 

MTV Pulls Controversial Skins  

Only Uncut Dicks For Russell Crowe We know for sure that the sword in Russell Crowe’s hand will never be used to cut the skin hood off of his son’s penis, because he thinks that shit is inhumane and wrong. Foreskin was on Russell’s mind yesterday when he let out a Twitter rant about his true feelings on circumcision. In the back of my mind, I’ve always wished that one day Russell Crowe would flame up over dick skin, but this isn’t what I had in mind at all.

Abandoned Baboon Adopts Bush Baby Orphan In Kenya — Oddest Animal Duo Ever? (VIDEO) NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — An abandoned bush baby and a yellow baboon have formed an unlikely companionship at an animal orphanage in Nairobi. The six-month-old female baboon, abandoned by its family in Maralal in Northern Kenya, is taking care of the three-month-old bush baby that was also abandoned by its family in central Kenya.

Man Tricked Nurse Into Changing His Diaper By Faking Brain Injury, According To Police A New Hampshire man is accused of faking a severe brain injury to trick a nurse into changing his soiled adult diaper. Investigators in Hooksett say Eric Carrier impersonated his own father and posted classified advertisements on Craigslist seeking an in-home caregiver to assist his son, who Carrier claimed had been injured in a car accident.


June 7, 2011

Best Twitter Question to Accidental Bear EVER

by Accidental Bear

June 6, 2011

Anthony Weiner Press Conference: Admits Sending Racy Pictures, Refuses To Resign| Video

by Accidental Bear

Weiner I forgive you, so lets all move on now. It is such a minor deal compared to bills on the table in the congress that need our focus. All the hype is a distraction from political boredom. We all secretly, deep down inside want to se Weiner’s wiener. He made a “mistake” and has apologized. Let’s all hold on hands and let go.

NEW YORK — Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) insisted he’s staying in office Monday, even as a string of embarrassing new revelations and photos emerged that apparently reveal a hidden, lascivious online life.

At first, Weiner vehemently denied that a photo of an underwear-clad erection, sent via Twitter to a 21-year-old woman, had come from him, insisting he’d been hacked.

But conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart and his website, BigGovernment.com, rolled out a series of new pictures Monday, including a shirtless shot that appears to depict Weiner flexing and photographing himself. MORE

April 21, 2011

All Eyes On Wolfram (Scruff Alert)

by Accidental Bear

Out Mag tip off

Wolfram is an adorably scruffy (he’s got a bit of a teen wolf thing going on) Austrian musician and producer (he served as executive producer on the killer Sally Shapiro album Disco Romance) whose self-titled debut album, as collobarator Andy Butler of Hercules and Love Affair fame puts it, “intelligently and lovingly sings the praises of the significant contributions that the euro sound from those early days of electronic music dance has made on pop music.”

Wolfram recently dropped the Out studio to chat about his new album — featuring collaborations with the aforementioned Butler, Shapiro, Paul Parker, and Haddaway of “What is Love” fame — his influences, which definitely include ’90s euro but definitely do not include La Bouche, and working with the infamously shy Shapiro:

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Wolfram’s self-titled debut is in stores now and available for download from iTunes. For more info on the musician,visit his official website and follow him on Twitter.

— NOAH MICHELSON

April 18, 2011

Bye-Bye Queerty.com, We Will Miss you

by Accidental Bear

I was just logging on to one of my queer blog staples who had been “off line” for a week fixing emergency repairs, but they have shut their doors, closed up shop and gone. I’m dying to know why. My second favorite queer blog Towleroad, now my number 1, dives in for a closer look. On an up note, on the gay blog food chain, maybe Accidental Bear moves up a notch?

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LGBT BLOG QUEERTY CLOSES

Queerty

Following nearly a week in which LGBT blog Queerty was offline, its management has called it quits:

“After more than five years of serving the LGBT community with news and entertainment, Queerty has come to a close. The decision to shutter the site was not an easy one to make, and it is with great pain that we say goodbye to our loyal readership. From all of Queerty’s writers and contributors, from our first unto our last day, thank you for spending some time with us.”

In an email sent out yesterday by its owner David Hauslaib, some explanation was given for the shutdown:

As many of you know, last year Queerty partnered with the folks at 353Media to handle its operations. I transitioned out of my original role to make time to tackle some unrelated projects, and a trusted crew took the reins. Sadly last week, in a scenario that began with some technical headaches, has ended with 353 opting not to continue operating the site. It is a decision I was saddened to hear, and I worked to find an amenable solution that would keep Queerty online. That effort was unsuccessful.

I have watched web properties that I launched come to an close before, but Queerty’s end is certainly one of the hardest to see.

Queerty had cited “technical emergencies” for most of last week while publishing only a Twitter feed.

As someone familiar with both the satisfactions and the challenges that come with keeping up a day-to-day news blog, I can sympathize with the difficulties of letting go. We wish David and his team the best in their new endeavors.

Read more: http://www.towleroad.com/#ixzz1JtB9YVl1