Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!


I Cannot Understand This

Have you read about the 15-year old girl that was gang raped in Richmond, California? AWFUL. It is making me lose my mind with anger and sadness. To read about it, click here.

I just cannot fathom how so many people participated in the brutal rape and beating of this young girl and that so many witnesses stood by and did NOTHING to stop it. How is that possible? How do so many on-lookers witness such an event, cheer it on, text people about it, take pictures of it, and not try to stop it? How is that possible?

Years ago I worked for a non-profit organization and I discovered my boss was embezzling funds. I was the lucky one that got to gather evidence and present it to the top. I was young and terrified, as I thought my boss (the embezzler) would find out what I was up to and try to fire me or do something worse to me. But I knew it was the right thing to do, so I went ahead and reported her.

After the embezzler was shit-canned and everyone pretty much knew what had been going on, a co-worker told me that she was sad to hear about it, and that she would miss her friend (the embezzler). This co-worker told me that "you can't judge people by their actions". I could not understand that statement way back then, and I still cannot. I think actions reflect character.

I realize these two stories don't have much in common, except that when witnessing a horrible situation I'd like to think that most of us would try to do the right thing. Why did all of those people rape that girl? Why didn't any of the numerous witnesses try to stop it? I just cannot wrap my head around it.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Designer Weaponry

best made co axes

Available at Best Made Company

I live alone now, so until I have a big, burly dude by my side I have to look out for myself. I keep a billy club by my bed just in case* I ever need to defend myself with more than my flame-throwing mouth. But these dual-purpose beauties are an interesting alternative to ugly weaponry, as they look good AND they would scare the bejesus of any ne'er-do-wells.

*P.S. I knew a kid in high school named JUSTIN CASE. For reals. Hahahhahahahhahaha.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Celebrity Zombies

Have you seen these?!?!?! HA! Way better than I could do!!!

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All images found at

Strap on Strap off

Fair warning: This post contains sexual content and might make you uncomfortable. Stop reading and move along if you think this might be upsetting to you.

Do you watch that Showtime series Weeds? I am late to the party (AGAIN), and have been watching the episodes on DVD.

Season 2 has some episodes of Andy (Justin Kirk) flirting around with a woman (Meital Dohan) at his school. She is gorgeous and sassy and she tells him that she has no interest in him, as she likes big men, and she considers him to be too small and girlie.

The flirting continues, and eventually she agrees to have sex with him, even though she thinks it will be like "f*cking a woman". So he is all excited and he starts taking off his clothes, and she does the same. Then she grabs a big, black strap-on out of her bag. And she straps it on. And she lubes it up. And it looks huge -- I'd say it is not quite as big as your average forearm, but big. Andy looks a little concerned but very excited, and he lets her take charge. Then he gets on all fours, and you can guess the rest.

So....I am curious about you folks.

1) Have you ever strapped one on for your partner (assuming you are female)?
2) If not, would you like to?
3) If you are male and want to weigh in on this, feel free!

If you are on the shy side you can always comment anonymously. :)

Monday, October 26, 2009

Wim Delvoye - Stuffed Tattooed Pigs

Wim Delvoye - Stuffed Tattooed Pigs

Wim Delvoye Louise
Wim Delvoye, Louise, 2004, stuffed tattooed pig

Wim Delvoye Jamie
Wim Delvoye, Jamie, 2005, stuffed tattooed pig

Wim Delvoye Arielle
Wim Delvoye, Arielle, 2006, stuffed tattooed pig

Wim Delvoye Love
Wim Delvoye, Love, stuffed tattooed pig

Wim Delvoye Princess
Wim Delvoye, Princess, 2006, stuffed tattooed pig

Wim Delvoye Slobodan
Wim Delvoye, Slobodan, 2004, stuffed tattooed pig

Wim Delvoye Rex
Wim Delvoye, Rex, 2006, stuffed tattooed pig

Wim Delvoye - Stuffed Tattooed Pigs

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Dia De Los Muertos

Yesterday was the Dia De Los Muertos celebration at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. I love this day and try to attend the festivities every year. Here are some of the shots that I took yesterday.












Saturday, October 24, 2009

Fern Dell








I went for a hike this morning at Fern Dell in Griffith Park.

I took 121 shots while hiking, and these are the only pictures that I sort of liked out of the whole bunch. Ha! Oh well. Thank gawd for digital cameras.

Fern Dell is a beautiful area for a having a picnic or hiking. If you plan to attend but don't really know much about hiking, here are some tips that I learned the hard way:

1) Don't bother showering before going hiking.
2) Don't bother with make-up if you are going hiking.
3) Do a little research before you go hiking. Find out how long the trails are, HOW STEEP THEY ARE, and figure out what you are realistically capable of doing.
4) Don't be stupid and wear a sundress and Fit Flop Sandals if you are going hiking. Not even if the weather is gorgeous; and especially not if you are hiking up a mountain that feels as steep as Mount Everest. Sigh.
5) If you are huffing and puffing your way up the mountain and people RUN past you, don't let this discourage you. That's the breaks. Some people are more fit than you, and whaddya gonna do but keep plugging along.
6) If you decide you cannot make it to the summit, even though you see A VERY CUTE RANGER WITH GORGEOUS BLOND HAIR AND BLUE EYES TRUCKING HIS WAY UP THERE WEARING A WEIGHTED VEST AND ANKLE WEIGHTS, keep trying. Gulp.
7) If you REALLY cannot make it to the tippy top, it is ok. Maybe next time.
8) If you feel really giddy when you are headed down the mountain and excited at the notion that you will once again be able to breathe freely, realize that the way down is treacherous and you should exercise great caution so that you do not slip and fall.
9) If you are an idiot wearing a sun dress and Fit Flop Sandals and you skid, fall and start sliding down a very steep grade of the mountain, DO WHATEVER IT TAKES TO STOP YOURSELF! Gah. And hurry and scramble up, even if you think you sprained your ankle. Hurry. This is imperative, as people are going to see you in your prone state and offer stupid advice like "be careful girlie; you don't want to fall". Argh.
10) Don't think you can go shoe shopping after hiking. You can't. You stink. You are dusty. You cannot.

All in all it was still fun. All I can do is live and learn, and be a TINY BITTER SMARTER next time that I go. :)

Friday, October 23, 2009

Happy Friday

Luis Gispert & Jeffrey Reed

Luis Gispert & Jeffrey Reed, Blasterettes, 2006, c-print, 10 1/4" x 13 3/4"

For sale here.

Happy Friday

lenin on rollerblades

Banksy, Lenin on Rollerblades, 2003, spray paint stenciled on canvas, 16" x 12"

For sale here.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Nerd Alert!

diana our city lights scrabble nerd

Scrabble Nerd by Diana at ourcitylights.
Available for purchase here.

I have been a bit restless and lonely lately, and on the prowl trying to find new things to do with new folks. I have never been to my neighborhood library (I know -- TERRIBLE!!!), but I checked out their website and found something that made me laugh out loud. A Scrabble club meeting is scheduled in November!!! THIS IS RIGHT UP MY ALLEY! I am mad for Scrabble! And the funny part is that it is a BYOB thing -- BRING YOUR OWN BOARD!!! BWAHAHAHAHAH!!!!

Now you know what a nerd I am! I think I am going to attend. I think. And I am pretty sure lots of very experienced and elderly people will be playing and they will probably clean my clock! But I don't care. I want to do it anyway. :)

Top 10 Cowbell Songs

10. Beastie Boys - Hey Ladies
9. Grand Funk - We're An American Band
8. Tone Loc - Funky Cold Medina*
7. Sweet - Little Willy
6. Bad Brains - Pay to Cum
5. Wild Cherry - Play That Funky Music*
4. Nazareth - Hair of the Dog*****************************
3. Rolling Stones - Honky Tonk Women
2. Prince & Sheena Easton - U Got the Look
1. War - Low Rider************

This list [and a rather lengthy commentary] found here.

I like all of these songs, but I am partial to these* numbers!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

They Might Be Aliens

If casting alien roles for a movie production, ALL of these folks would be under my consideration.

alien christina-riccialien adrien brodyalien al gorealien andersoon cooperalien andy dickalien anne hathawayalien anna wintouralien bai lingalien barry manilowalien bjorkalien christian sirianoalien tori spellingalien christopher walkenKOSOVOalien clay aikenalien conan o'brienalien goldie hawnalien gary buseyalien howard sternalien howie mandelalien jake gyllenhaalJoan Riversalien jared letoalien joaquin phoenixalien juliette lewisalien john cusackalien joey ramonealien jon gosselinalien jude lawalien kate mossalien katie holmesalien lady gagaalien larry kingalien liza minnellialien mickey rourkealien mena suvarialien megan foxalien michael phelpsalien nicole richiealien steve buscemialien octomom-nadya sulemanalien steve oTeri Hatcher by Jeff Riedelalien tori amosalien woody harrelsonalien victoria beckhamalien uma thurman