Wednesday, 30 April 2014

The Times: Dial-A-Cliché

The Times.

Will there ever be a last taboo to the last gay taboo???

The Guardian: Dial-A-Cliché

The Guardian.

I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

The Fall: The Skriking

Sometimes it's the strangest things that make you feel glad to be alive.
Thank you.
x

Newsnight: Here We Go!

Might get myself a tellybox.

Oh hang on, that might mean our Eddie stops doing PM!

Worst idea EVER!!!

PS Our Eddie on FILTH!

Will Young: Why I Love Magritte




My passion for Magritte has manifested itself subconsciously in a lot of my work. In my videos, I often play characters who seem humorous at first, yet there's something else behind all that. In the video for Friday's Child, I'm swimming in a pool, topless, with ripped abs. But I'm not like Usher, dancing around with babes in a car. I'm learning how to swim. With four-year-olds. And that's subversive.

Magritte was smart on the outside, rebellious on the inside, and that is kind of me. I'm a very well-to-do guy, very well meaning. I don't shake anything up. I'm not rock'n'roll. But I like to think that, if you look at the levels in my work, there's a lot to see...

Will 'Nice but dim' Young in The Guardian.

Words fail me, while satire dies pissing itself laughing.

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Tom Daley: Erm...

Tom Daley looking 'refreshed' there.
Hasn't she put on weight etc etc.
Be careful you don't turn into the next Justin Bieber, doll.
x

Fagburn: Oh I Give Up!

FFS!

Attitude: What Fresh Hell Is This?


Fagburn's a sucker for a cute lad with a nice quiff, so we'll let this one pass.
Let's just hope he loves his gay fans.

The Sun Says: Who Do You Think You're Kidding Mr Helmer?


Beware! There is always another agenda to to these things.

Demonise extremes to normalise the disgusting mainstream - Gramsci (probably).


Monday, 28 April 2014

Max Clifford: Biter Bit

I am going to resist the opportunity to kick Max Clifford now that he is down, having been found guilty of eight charges of indecent assault.

I first met him in 1981 when I became assistant editor of The Sun and my memories of my dealings with him are certainly mixed.

He knew the right buttons to push: "If you don't want it, then I suppose I'll have to go to the News of the World or Sunday Mirror."

When stories didn't work out as planned - a not uncommon occurrence - one could be certain that the calmest person in the media storm would be Max himself. He had a way of extricating himself, and his clients, from tight spots.

When a young man boasted in a typical Sun "exclusive" of his sexual frolics with a then well-known soap star, her lawyers threatened legal action on the grounds that he was gay.

Max, summoned to MacKenzie's office and confronted with the legal threat, exhibited no sign of panic. After a brief conversation with his client, he simply said: "Some days he's gay, some days he's straight. This happened on straight day." I think we settled out of court...



Moral: Don't tell lies for a living.

PS Email if you want to hear my amusing anecdote about Roy Greenslade. He used to live round the corner from me. And, yes, it involves the IRA.

Patrick Smugtwit: Stop Touching My Bum Campaign!

Hello,

I have been very angered by the rapey culture that has thus far gone unnoticed on the so-called 'gay scene'.

Why?

Why indeed?

So, I - that is ME! - has started a campaign thing; 'STOP TOUCHING MY BUM CAUSE YOU THOUGHT I FANCIED YOU LIKE EVERYONE DOES IN A GAY CLUB. THIS IS MALE RAPE!!!!'

Sign up here. 

Please sign your cheques: I can't tell the difference between rape and sexual assault and things that quite clearly aren't.

Comics: Mummy Mummy You're Not Watching Me!

Extra Fabulous Comics.

Sunday, 27 April 2014

Gay Star News: Some Words Of Praise

The worst thing about Gay Star News is they'll clearly print any old nonsense.

The best thing is that means sometimes some great radical stuff gets through - like this.

PS Note the 'WE IS AMERICANS AND WE'LL TELL YOU HOW TO RUN YOUR LOSER COUNTRY! HELL YEAH! USA! USA!' comments from some great gay patriots below.

Satire dies once again.

Thought For The Day: Derren Brown

“Maybe I was what’s commonly called eccentric. Part of it was me not dealing with my sexuality. I blocked it off entirely. People thought I was odd.”

Uganda: Praise Continues To Pour In For Brave Gay Millionaire Who Planted A Rainbow Flag On A Mountain As Part Of A Bespoke Travel Package

Current price guide for brave millionaire gay businessmen who want to go on a swanky package holiday where they can end up taking a photo of themselves atop some hill in Uganda and make believe it's about changing things that really matter.

Here!


Let's hope none of the little native people who died working for people like you died like they did in the Himalayas last week!

Gap year politics as a career, yah?

#sobrave

 A reply there cometh: There was no press release and no mention of my company in the letter to Museveni, which was posted on Facebook. The addition of details, such as my company, were gathered from my Facebook profile.

Soz, mate.

Tom Daley: Literally Raped In Service To An Ever-Expanding NATO!

Our Saint Sebastian...
Tom came fifth!
Fifth???
This is an outrage.
Although, like all of Tommy's gay fans, Fagburn has absolutely no idea how you judge a good dive, beyond how cute someone looks on the board before, and how hot they look while they're having a shower afterwards.
Is Fagburn alone in asking why the dude from Ukraine got a bronze medal?
Think about it.
This was more politically rigged than Eurovision!
Next time why not just give the gold medal straight to NATO and AmeriKKKa's military-industrial complex???
FFS!
Too upset and angry to type right now...

Our lovely Tom.
Small print: This is self-satire, so don't write in.

Fagburn: Going To A Gay Bar!


Well, it's been quite an exhausting weekend all-round.

So just popping out for a quick Babycham...

x

PS But hey! Let's not be negative.
This week I listened to this and it was fuck me sideways funny... Incredible Women.
And you can use that quote for the TV pitch.

Fagburn: Musclebound

Another pretty unremarkable day in the papers.
The fitting end to a rather dull week at Fagburn Mansions - sorry.
So me and the girls are off to the gym!
But if you fancy a quiet Sunday afternoon snooze, why not try to read about how formerarchbishopofcanterbury Rowan Williams is still really sorry about the whole gay marriage thing.

Small print: This photo is actually 'Soviet Gym Teachers 1956' via the classic @Classic_Pics

Sports News: Attention Diving Fans!

Our Tom is competing in the Men's 10M Platform Final in the FINA Diving World Series at 6pm.
This is the first time we will see if he can still dive to international standards now he is an out gayhomosexual.
You can watch it on Sky Sports 3 - whatever that is - and I think you can watch it for free live online here.
Though you may have to fiddle about as I think that's meant for people outside the UK.
So if anyone has any tips...
It's either that or go to a local Sports Pub and ask to change the channel.

Tweet Of The Night: Rob Delaney

Modern times.

Night.
x

Saturday, 26 April 2014

Stephen Fry: Take That Brunei!

Pink News.

That'll teach 'em.

Is there an e-petition, yet?

As Pink News and others reported on Tuesday this hasn't been introduced, that's been delayed.
And there isn't some new 'Stone the gays law', they're revising the entire penal code to match daft Sharia law nonsense, and so are introducing the death penalty for a tranche of acts; including blasphemy, extra-marital relations and adultery.
It's gruesome, but I seriously doubt anyone will be executed for any of these.
Brunei has the death penalty for various crimes, but it comes under the category Amnesty call 'Abolitionist in practice'
ie They haven't actually executed anyone for anything since 1957.
I'm no expert on the country, but it's unlikely this will change.
Several countries have a death penalty for gay sex - we would know if they were regularly enforced, or if some 'gay genocide' was going on anywhere.
When men are executed all evidence available to reliable human rights researchers invariably suggests it was for male rape - or, as in the most famous case, of two Iranian youths who were charged with raping a younger boy.
Of course, anti-gay laws have an impact beyond their actual enforcement, so it's good to protest, but let's not be gayist hysterics over this.

Fagburn: On The Beach

Nothing remarkable in Saturday's papers, so I think I'll go to the beach with some improving literature.

PS Mind you, I was up at this crack this morning and went for a troll down Holborn with dolly old Peter Ackroyd.
She says she's writing a gay history of London.
Bona!

The Sun: Stay Classy

Thanks to @rudemrlang x

Thanks for the scan cause this seems to have disappeared from the internet already.

Friday, 25 April 2014

Warhol: Adios Amiga!

A university computer club has rediscovered digital art created by Andy Warhol on an Amiga computer in 1985, including this version of his iconic Campbell's soup cans.

The group from the Carnegie Mellon University Computer Club freed the works from floppy discs that have been held in The Andy Warhol Museum's archives since 1994, but that had been inaccessible due to their obsolete format.

The project came about after artist Cory Arcangel spotted a YouTube video of Warhol painting Blondie singer Debbie Harry at an Amiga launch in 1985. The video inspired him to approach the museum about the fate of the rest of Warhol's digital experiments. Enter the computer club, which is well known for its collection of obsolete hardware and retro software design skills.

Warhol's original work was commissioned by Commodore, the maker of the much-loved Amiga...



Nothing much of interest today, so I'll leave you for now with this.
x


The discovery and recovery project has been filmed for a documentary that will be put online at nowseethis.org in mid-May

Uganda: Pointless Gesture Draws Widespread Praise

In what's been widely hailed as the most patronising and pointless gay 'protest' since the last one, a wealthy American businessman has planted a rainbow flag at the summit of the highest mountain in Uganda, Pink Star News can reveal.

I'll write that again while its full import sinks in; he planted a rainbow flag on top of a mountain in Uganda!

Neal Gottlieb, a US ice cream manufacturer, claimed he was protesting a draconian new anti-gay bill.

Apolitical gay journalists around the world have been left shrieking with glee and shaking with excitement like so many big wobbly pink blancmanges.

Mr Gottlieb was seemingly unaware of the appalling imperialist symbolism of a wealthy white man planting flags on African territory, and declaring; “Your country’s highest point is no longer its soil, its snow or a summit marker, but rather a gay pride flag waving brilliantly."

On the top of MOUNT STANLEY!

Or of how this self-publicity stunt could be counter-productive, and hurt gay Ugandans struggle.

Nor of the existence of homophobic laws in the USA that he could actually hope to affect change.

As no-one could possibly know this silly act had happened, Gottlieb, wrote an open letter to Uganda's president Yoweri Museveni, which he sent out to the gay media in a press release, thoughtfully attaching a photo of himself and a plug for his ice cream company.

Because nothing shows how much you care about the fate of LGBT people in Africa like PR stunts telling people to buy your ice cream.

Julie Bindel: Why I've Always Hated...

It was early evening and I had not yet eaten, so I took a glass of wine and a packet of Haribos into the private screening of I Am Divine: the story of Divine. I touched neither, because early on in the film I felt a little sick. I’m unsure as to whether that queasiness was a result of the mention of dog excrement (more anon) or the scale of misogyny contained within its 90 minutes...

Footage from Divine’s one and only appearance on Top of the Pops (he was banned as a result of complaints about obscenity) in 1984 singing ‘You Think You’re a Man’ reminded me why I always hated drag. Feminists at the time of the TOTP atrocity labelled Divine ‘woman hating’.

So by the time, towards the end of the film, we were treated to footage of Divine in Pink Flamingos eating dog excrement, I was pretty sure I wasn’t going to want dinner that evening. The fact that it was alluded to at the beginning of the film (it being the stuff of cinematic legend) made the rest of the film pretty unpalatable.


Julie Bindel - who else! - writes for Britain's best-selling right-wing magazine, The Spectator.

A bizarre lesbore who hates gay men and trans women - so tries to justify it with endless ridiculous bilious articles about how they hate women.

I guess she must practice being dull and sanctimonious.

Anyway, hope that slag-off by the dreadful Bindel's left you gagging to see the film - here's the all-singing all dancing website.

And here's a video interview with the director Jeffrey Schwarz at Flare: The BFI London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival.. 

Bryan Singer: A Statement

“The allegations against me are outrageous, vicious and completely false. I do not want these fictitious claims to divert ANY attention from ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past.’ This fantastic film is a labor of love and one of the greatest experiences of my career. So, out of respect to all of the extraordinary contributions from the incredibly talented actors and crew involved, I’ve decided not to participate in the upcoming media events for the film. However, I promise when this situation is over, the facts will show this to be the sick twisted shake down it is. I want to thank fans, friends and family for all their amazing and overwhelming support.”

Via Variety, who give the background to this story.

Post the acquittal of Nigel Evans et al I wouldn't rush to judge on this.
Though certain American gay media are merrily twerking on Singer's grave.
There are some rather big holes appearing in his accuser's story already.
But I can think of one British journalist who's probably working on an article about how this proves his idea about gay culture's hidden rapeyness...

Update: See also Gay men of Hollywood, just as bad as straight ones - The Advocate.
A piece of fact-free and unsubstantiated salacious gossip masquerading as an op-ed.

Thursday, 24 April 2014

Fagburn: Some...

See below for details...

Thanks to my eternal gay comrade in arms and best pal, Dazzle. xxx

Pet Shop Boys: A Man From The Future

The opening night of the Late Night Proms will take place at the Royal Albert Hall on July 23rd, as part of the BBC Proms series, and will consist of music by Pet Shop Boys performed by the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Dominic Wheeler.

The concert will be in three parts. Firstly Richard Niles' 1991 'Overture to Performance'. Then a guest vocalist and the orchestra will perform new arrangements by the film composer Angelo Badalamenti of some of Neil and Chris's most personal songs.

Finally the orchestra will be joined by Pet Shop Boys and the BBC Singers for the world premiere of a brand-new work by Tennant and Lowe, 'A Man From The Future'. This is an evocation of the life and work of the computer pioneer and code-breaker, Alan Turing and is written for orchestra, choir, electronics and a narrator with a text based on 'Alan Turing: The Enigma' by Andrew Hodges who has collaborated with Neil and Chris. The orchestrations are by Sven Helbig. The narrator is still to be confirmed.

Neil and Chris said: "It is an honour for us to be invited to present some new music at The Proms and to celebrate Alan Turing 60 years after his death." Andrew Hodges said: “It's just been wonderful working with Neil and Chris on this project”.



Judging by their last two albums, the Boys are on a roll now, so this could be stonking.
'Darling, you were wonderful' etc etc.

You can hear He Dreamed Of Machines here, and here are Neil and Chris talking about Turing with Graham Norton.

Codebreaker, a new choral work about Turing by James McCarthy, has its world premiere at London's Barbican on Saturday. This hasn't got quite so much publicity as the Pets.

PS I know it's over but, PSB should stop doing all that silly big hat things and so flamboyant costumes when touring.
It looks like you're trying too hard now.
Thanks for not asking.

Madonna: Ban Jokes!

Slow news days at the Daily Mirror et al?

After this on BuzzFeed.


Why is it that idiots don't get irony?

Lighten up, gaybores!

The Daily Mail say NO to homophobia!
PS At the time of typing the grand total of gayers who have BLASTED or SLAMMED Madonna for her ANTI-GAY SLUR is... two!
Hold the front page.

Update: Kale comes out as gay in exclusive BuzzFeed inteview. Quite amusing pithtake.

Rupert Everett: The Depths Of Depravity

Number of results if you type 'prostitute' into The Sun's search engine... 2,564.

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Chelsea Manning: On Change

Today is an exciting day. A judge in the state of Kansas has officially ordered my name to be changed from “Bradley Edward Manning” to “Chelsea Elizabeth Manning.” I’ve been working for months for this change, and waiting for years.

It’s worth noting that in both mail and in-person, I’ve often been asked, “Why are you changing your name?” The answer couldn’t be simpler: because it’s a far better, richer, and more honest reflection of who I am and always have been –a woman named Chelsea.

But there is another question I’ve been asked nearly as much, “why are you making this request of the Leavenworth district court?” This is a more complicated question, but the short answer is simple: because I have to...

I’m optimistic that things can –and certainly will –change for the better. There are so many people in America today that are willing and open to discuss trans-related issues. Hopefully today’s name change, while so meaningful to me personally, can also raise awareness of the fact that we trans* people exist everywhere in America today, and that we have must jump through hurdles every day just for being who we are. If I’m successful in obtaining access to trans healthcare, it will not only be something I have wanted for a long time myself, but it will also open the door for many people, both inside and outside the military, to request the right to live more open, fulfilled lives...


Chelsea Manning Support Network.

PS Chelsea is still 'technically' a male prisoner and held in a men's prison...

Update: And how Fox News reported it. Stay classy.

Advertising: I Saw It In The Adverts

With same-sex marriages legal in the England and Wales as well as certain parts of the US, the issue of how to represent alternative families in marketing campaigns is creeping up the agenda for many big brands.

Brands including Honey Maid and Coca-Cola have already made steps to representing a diverse family, but for Saatchi & Saatchi director of strategy, Richard Huntington, the marketing community still has a long way to go.

Speaking at Mumsnet's Mumstock event in London today, Hunnington said: “The vast majority of the marketing community is petrified of that sort of diversity and it’s a real shame. It’s a battle we’ve been fighting for decades yet our ads still feature white women in kitchens”

“I think it is really upsetting and inappropriate to keep representing a society that doesn’t exist.”

Coca-Cola previously came under fire after featuring a gay wedding scene in its 'Reasons to Believe campaign, Coca-Cola removed them from for an Irish version of the ad...



This Coke ad above is quite pukey.

How do two m-c gay dads show diversity?

PS Mumstock?

Gay Marriage: A Conservative Value

A majority of Conservative and Ukip supporters are in favour of gay marriage, new polling shows.

A study by Ipsos MORI found that 61 per cent of would-be Tory voters and 54 per cent who intend to vote for the UK Independence Party support same-sex unions.

The poll highlights a dramatic shift in attitudes to homosexuality in general in Britain within a generation, with support specifically for same-sex marriage more than quadrupling in less than 40 years.

Ipsos MORI said it was “very unusual” to see such a large swing in public opinion on a social issue.

Overall almost seven in 10 Britons – 69 per cent – believe that homosexual couples should be able to marry while just over a quarter – 28 per cent – disagree...



Three-quarters of voters for both Labour and the Lib Dems now support equal marriage.

Shakespeare: Shall I Compare Thee To Someone Else's Research?

Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate.
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer's lease hath all too short a date.
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And often is his gold complexion dimmed;
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance, or nature's changing course, untrimmed;
But thy eternal summer shall not fade,
Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow'st,
Nor shall death brag thou wand'rest in his shade,
When in eternal lines to Time thou grow'st.
So long as men can breathe, or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.


PS See if you can tell the difference between Gay Star News 12 things that prove Shakespeare was gay and 11 pieces of evidence that Shakespeare was gay - the first thing that comes up if you Google 'Shakespeare gay'.

Oops!

Gay journalism - beats working!

PS Disappointed GSN's Joe Moron today didn't also rip off this stellar piece; St George - A Gay Saint?
Answer: Probably not.

Camp: And The Damage Done

In his perceptive [sic] analysis of gay men's attitudes to camp (What Alan Carr taught me about gay men's prejudice, 21 April), Owen Jones suggests that an aversion to it is a form of self-loathing. But for many of us struggling to come out in the 1970s and 80s, it was camp itself which represented self-hatred. Comedians such as John Inman and Larry Grayson personified everything that I did not want to be. They were almost a third sex: grotesque pantomimic creatures, willingly collusive in the mocking laughter of the TV audience. My generation of activists wanted to show people that we weren't all hairdressers or ballet dancers, just ordinary blokes who worked in factories and offices and drove trains and buses...

From an actual letter someone bothered to write to The Guardian.

God, there are some top-flight gaybores out there.

Who wants to be 'ordinary'?

And all the poshgays be like; 'Oh Owen, you're saying what we're all thinking.'

'I also hate the gays cause the gays hate the gays, yeah, that makes sense.'

PS Pink News readers continue to gaybore for England.

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

The Independent: The Return Of Section 28

Although the hook here appears to be an NUT vote story, one wonders if the Independent are aware they first reported on  about this research by the British Humanist Assocation last August?


And the following day the BHA reported that already; 'a large number of the schools concerned have removed the relevant statements or have committed to reviewing their policies.
'The BHA is aware that the majority of the schools have removed or revised their sex and relationships education policies.'

So you could say it's gone down...

Asylum: Give The Anarchist A Cigarette

BRITISH anarchists are encouraging illegal immigrants to claim they are GAY if they are collared by border officials. *

A Sun investigation found activists in Calais coaching illegals on what lies to tell if they are caught in the UK.

At one meeting, an anarchist ringleader called Joy told a man from Ghana: “If you say ‘I come to England to find work for a better life’ this will be no good — they will deport you.

“Maybe if you say you’re homosexual, then this is a good story to claim asylum — because in Ghana they are going to kill you straight away if you’re homosexual.”


The Sun.

Well done.

Kind hearts like these should be given a medal.

* Why, by the many moons of Jupiter, has The Sun put 'GAY' in caps?

Fagburn: I Read The News Today, Oh Boy...

Today, there is no real gay news worth commenting on, so here is a HEART-WARMING and ADORABLE photo of two rich gayers with designer babies getting gaymarried from The Guardian - cause sentimental crap makes the virtual world go round.
How the felch did we get from rioting outside Stonewall to here?
I give up!

America: Land Of The Free

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A dozen states still have anti-sodomy laws on the books 10 years after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled they are unconstitutional.

One such state is Louisiana, where gay rights groups contend police have used anti-sodomy laws to target gay men. But state lawmakers sided with religious and conservative groups in refusing to repeal the law last week.

Of 14 states that had anti-sodomy laws, only Montana and Virginia have repealed theirs since the Supreme Court ruling, said Sarah Warbelow, legal director for the Human Rights Campaign, a national gay rights organization.

Warbelow says that in addition to Louisiana, anti-sodomy laws remain on the books in Alabama, Florida, Idaho, Kansas, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas and Utah.

The Supreme Court ruled in Lawrence v. Texas in 2003 that it is unconstitutional to bar consensual sex between adults, calling it a violation of the 14th Amendment.

Last year, police in East Baton Rouge Parish arrested gay men for attempted crimes against nature using the anti-sodomy law in a sting operation that caused a national outcry.


Associated Press.

And 33 states have banned gay marriage.


Meanwhile, back in the USA, right-wing goons and hand-maidens of power like James Kirchick, Michael Lucas, Dan Savage and Queer Nation NY can only protest about Russia.

And finally, US states that have anti 'gay propaganda' laws...


Boycott AmeriKKKa!