The Ballad of Clark and Bruce: SuperBat of Pink Steel Forever

June 28, 2017

Not a bit shy,
Their desire
Writes its name
In the sky.

Batman and Superman, locking together, man to man:

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Madrid wall art by Ze Carrión

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More Magrittean disavowals

June 28, 2017

Today’s Zippy:

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One in a long series of Zippy strips about Tod Browning’s film Freaks, the characters in it, and the actors who played them (only some of them posted about here). Also one in a long series of strips referring to the Magrittean disavowal, a contradiction between text and image: in this case, the title of this comic strip, This is not a comic strip.

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Scalarity on the menu

June 27, 2017

From Roey Gafter on Facebook a few days ago, going Korean at the Flohmarkt (flea market) am Mauerpark, Berlin:

A little exercise in scalarity, in this case with respect to spiciness (German adjective scharf ‘sharp, spicy’, English adjective spicy, alternatively hot).

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Rainbow Batman

June 27, 2017

At one end, Batman #8, Detective Comics #241, March 1957:

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Put a sock on it in parade season

June 26, 2017

(There will be discussions of men’s naughty bits and pictures of these barely covered. Sometimes celebratory, sometimes silly, but not at all (I think) arousing. Still, if that’s not you want to read or see, pass on to something else.)

It began with this arresting photo from Carson Link on the Stealthy Cam Men Facebook site on the 24th, dated “Yesterday New York, NY” [that is, on the 23rd]:

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Link’s text:

Caught him off guard they were getting ready for a parade from the E. Village [Tompkins Square Park] to the West Village

If Link has the dates right, then this was the annual NYC Drag March, from Tompkins Square Park to the Stonewall Inn (note the guy in heels on the left) — though the central figure in the photo looks like he came from the June 11th Body Pride Parade (also annual), from Tompkins Square Park to Washington Square Park, and everyone in the photo looks like they’d find a place in the big Pride Parade on the 25th (for which there are many sub-celebrations).

In any case, Sock Man on Parade is, um, remarkable, as a piece of living sculpture, if nothing else.

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Animated cartoons, fan art, same-sex love

June 25, 2017

… and Pride time … also Opal Armstrong Zwicky, who yesterday posted this:

Fan art of Opal from Steven Universe! She’s one of my favorite characters (and no, not just because her name is also Opal):

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(Yes, the animated Opal has four arms; she’s also an archer.)

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Superhero sex on Spanish streets

June 25, 2017

Stumbled upon in searching for something totally different: the Madrid street artist Ze Carrión and his depictions of sex between superheroes, starting with one of the slash standards, Superman and Batman (SuperBat, for short):

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(Love the facial expressions.)

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The feast day of Saint George of the Beverly Tearoom

June 25, 2017

This is not only Pride day in many major cities, San Francisco included, but it’s also the birthday of Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou, known professionally as George Michael, born 6/25/63 — Saint George of the Beverly Tearoom, the patron saint of parks at night. Saint George of the BT (as he has become familiarly known) is also celebrated on his Day of Erection, April 7th, commemorating April 7th, 1998, when he was arrested and publicly shamed for his sexual activities in public places, but then, through his defiant music, rose from the dirt to become a King of the Queers.

Today we sing to Saint George, who went down on his knees for all of us and offered his body to all of us.

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The homely pigeon

June 23, 2017

Well, that’s the sense Ruthie (in One Big Happy) makes of an expression unfamiliar to her, and she’s indignant on behalf of the pigeon:

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Pride transit and flashy Pride boots

June 23, 2017

… and the boots are unisex. Public transit and footgear for the season. The Dublin Bus and the Chicago Transit Authority, plus some really cheeky boots.

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