Here in the U.S., it’s July 4th: Independence Day. So yesterday was, I suppose, Independence Eve. The 2nd was a notable anniversary, of the signing of the (U.S.) Civil Rights Act (of 1964, so that’s a 50th anniversary). And the 1st was Canada Day, to the north of us.
Archive for the ‘Holidays’ Category
Today I’m watching (on television) this year’s San Francisco Pride Parade (which was supposed to kick off with Dykes on Bikes at 10 a.m., but it’s already 10:15 — hey, we’re on Gay Standard Time!). This year the parade aligns beautifully with Stonewall Day, the 28th; the Stonewall Inn riots in NYC took place 45 years ago, in 1969, providing impetus for the growing movement towards gay liberation on many fronts.
The 28th was also, alas, Sarajevo Day, the anniversary of the assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand, an event that, improbably, set off the extraordinary tragedy that was the Great War (World War I, as it later came to be known). One hundred years ago yesterday, a dreadful monument to human folly.
Ah, 10:30, and the dykes are off. For the moment, things are good.
(Linguistic note from one of the parade’s announcers: “I hardly ever use the word dyke, but at the Pride Parade it’s DYKE DYKE DYKE!” Fashion note: there are Dykes on Bikes proudly wearing tiaras.)
(Warning: Very high (gay) sexual content in the text of this posting. Pass on if you are under 18 or if such content doesn’t suit you.)
Father’s (or Fathers or Fathers’) Day is about to be upon us, so of course purveyors of porn are offering dad-oriented films. Well, daddy-oriented films, daddy-boy relationships being a gay specialty, in real life and even more in the fantasy world of Gayland, where DILFs abound.
This morning’s crop of cartoons with some linguistic interest: a Rhymes With Orange that is, among other things, about Mothers Day; a Mother Goose and Grimm with, in passing, an interesting example of out as a preposition; and a Doonesbury on outsider / folk art.
(Mostly about gay sexuality rather than language.)
As usual, purveyors of gay porn have special offers for a holiday, in this case Mother’s Day. TitanMen thinks Mom is aching for hours and hours of big dick, in the collection Daddy Meat 2. (This is not to deny that some women like ‘em big.)
The ad copy, unsurprisingly, doesn’t mention mothers, or indeed any women at all:
If you like your Daddy Meat twice as thick and twice as juicy you’ve come to the right place! Daddy Meat 2 features six hardcore scenes of the very best in hot, hairy TitanMen Daddies fill up this best-of series volume 2. Hand-picked scenes by Bruce Cam and Brian Mills feature the most iconic Daddies in the TitanMen vault: Donkey dicked Cliff Rhodes, silver fox Allen Silver and more! Over 2 hours of the hottest hairy and hung daddies fucking, sucking and rimming their way right into your hearts. A true collector’s item for the connoisseur of masculine, muscular and hairy men.
It’s pitched at gay men.
In my e-mail this morning, an ad for gay porn from the Falcon / Raging Stallion Studios for Holy Week, with hot porn actor Adam Ramzi posing as Jesus (and the playful commercial slogan “It’s a Good Friday when it kicks off savings like this!”):
I haven’t been a believing (or practicing) Christian for decades, but still I found the image (in this context) unsettling at best.
Eventually I’ll post some X-rated images of Ramzi on AZBlogX and then add a link from this posting to that one: here.
(Not much language here.)
Once again, it’s April 1, April Fool’s Day. It’s hard enough to know what to believe on the net — there’s so much invention, satire, and the like — but it all gets booted up on this day (and its surrounding days). An old Peanuts, passed on by Billy Green:
Today brought a reminder (from Chris Ambidge) of one of the greatest April Fool’s jokes, the Swiss Spaghetti Harvest BBC broadcast of 1957. Panorama broadcast by Richard Dimbleby here, longer presentation (with complete text) here. It still makes me giggle.