Two notes on the pronunciation of proper names: on the city of Bangor ME and on the actor Ryan Phillippe.
Archive for the ‘Clothing’ Category
In my e-mail, a flagrantly gay ad for the men’s underwear site Daily Jocks, offering (among other things) wildly colorful Andrew Christian items and the Identity line from Curbwear, which allows the wearer to advertise (via waistbands and shirts) his preferences in sexual acts. Underwear mostly goes to my X blog, but these items have a linguistic angle, so I’m posting here. No actual genitals, but plenty of cock-teasing and sexual language, so this posting might not be for everyone.
I don’t watch the Oscars shows, but you can’t avoid being exposed to information about them and images from them. So this shot of host Neil Patrick Harris (apparently in an allusion to the movie Birdman) from yesterday’s show came my way:
Shirtless, showing off his carefully tended body, and in snug briefs, showing off a nice but not extravagant package, in the fashion of underwear ads for many many years. This is the Neil Patrick Harris of, among other things, Doogie Howser, M.D.; How I Met Your Mother; and Hedwig and the Angry Inch.
(Minimal linguistic interest, lots of male skin.)
From Michael Nieuwenhuizen, with a gasp, this cock-tease photo:
I dreamt I went on the internet in my Dolce & Gabbana briefs.
Appreciative viewers then tried to idenfify the model. And obstacles appeared.
(Mostly on art, with some gay interest.)
In the 2/19/15 issue of The New York Review of Books, an appreciation, “The Subtle Games of Duane Michals” by Jed Perl, on the occasion of two exhibitions at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh and the publication of ABCDuane: A Duane Michals Primer by Michals.
(Meanwhile, I’ve evoked Michals in “Captioned Bookend 1″, here.)