Archive for December, 2016

The advancing horde of shelf elves

December 21, 2016

The most extravagant of the images I’ve collected on this topic — one that should serve as a warning about (some of) the content of this posting:

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Two things you need to know about to fully get this composition: the Elf on the Shelf figure; and the glory hole setting, with a candy cane (which often functions as a phallic symbol) standing in for a penis. (In a moment I’ll have more to say about the details of the composition.)

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Fishmas

December 20, 2016

Today’s Bizarro, combining ice fishing for walleye with an annoying Christmas song (plus the Christmas / Fishmas pun):

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(If you’re puzzled by the odd symbol in the cartoon — Dan Piraro says there’s just one in this strip — see this Page. The object by the fisherman’s left boot is an auger, for drilling holes in the ice, not a Bizarro symbol.)

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And venison is from Venus

December 19, 2016

Marsupials are from Mars, according to Ruthie in One Big Happy:

Faced with marsupial, which looks like it has Mars as its first element (and sounds pretty close to that), Ruthie chops out the Mars and comes up with a second element upial. So she’s treating the whole word as a N + N compound, which means that upial is the head N, and if the compound is as simple as possible, it’s subsective: a marsupial is then a kind of upial — a variety from Mars.

Ruthie has then given marsupial the demi-eggcorn treatment, analyzing Mars in it and flying with the possibility that upial is an English noun (with a meaning she doesn’t happen to know).

Gay porn is hotter in a Santa cap

December 18, 2016

Or: When Santas were young and gay — as I put it on AZBlogX, where you can view three pornstars displaying their bodies in Santa drag, plus four scenes of group sex in a troupe of six young pornstars similarly costumed. This is the young and gay genre: the usual porn, plus Santawear.

(There’s another genre, not covered in that posting, involving older, bearish, Santa Daddies.)

One more week to get your Santa on.

The Yule log

December 18, 2016

It starts with another feature of cultural, as opposed to religious, Christmas, the Yule log. Moves to the cover of the current New Yorker (12/19&26), Ana Juan’s “Yule Dog”. And then, briefly, to sexy word play on the log of Yule log (with a digression on a vintage postcard with a gay Yule log joke). And culminates in an orgy of cake: Bûches de Noël, edible simulacra of the Yule log.

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Mariano Hernán Mujica

December 18, 2016

Another Zwicky family posting — about my distant cousin Mariano, an Argentinean diplomat (I told you we were everywere), one of whose grandmothers was Margarita Zwicky, born in Mollis, Canton Glarus, Switzerland, the town where the Zwickys come from. (My grandfather was born there.) On his Facebook page, Mariano lists himself as Mariano Hernán Mujica (Gildea – Zwicky), giving family names beyond his father’s.

This is about Mariano, and Mollis, and especially Iguazu Falls (where he served in a consulate for a while), which is one of the most breath-taking pieces of scenery in the world. One view (from a site that gives a great many):

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(You can take guided canoe trips on the lower falls.)

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Discount tents

December 18, 2016

From New York Times reporter Margalit Fox on Facebook, this entertaining play on Richard III’s “Now is the winter of our discontents”:

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Surely photoshopped, almost surely based on one of the many Mountain Warehouse stores in the UK (and now elsewhere).

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Two late December holidays

December 17, 2016

December is chock-full of holidays, from the Feast of St. Nicholas (December 6th), when we commemorate the death of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart by awarding good kids with prizes and pelting bad ones with lumps of coal, and the Feast of St. Lucy (December 13th), when young Swedish girls have their hair set ablaze to warm houses for the winter, to some later December holidays: the little-known holiday of Nedwig Day (December 16th) and of course the oppressive goodwill of Christmas (December 25th) and the celebrations surrounding it. Two holidays famously dripping with gay sexual content.

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More on the gay Santa watch

December 16, 2016

Three follow-ups to this morning’s gay Santa posting: earlier gay Santa postings on this blog; a 2013 Christmas bonus, with outrageous black gay Santas in an Alabama Christmas parade; and a link to a couple more Harry Bush cartoons / illustrations.

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Gay Santas 2016

December 16, 2016

(References to male bodies and man-man sex.)

Another chapter in the annual celebration of cultural, as opposed to religious, Christmas — a set of customs and practices that includes, among other things (in the U.S.),  Christmas trees, mistletoe, eggnog, Christmas cards, Christmas presents, garlands, Christmas cookies, fruitcake, sentimental reverence for snow, gingerbread, roast turkey (or duck or goose), Christmas songs, Christmas ham, secret Santas, colored lights, red and green everything, candy canes, television shows, a zillion Christmas movies (more appearing every year), wreaths, and of course human Santa Clauses: soliciting charitable contributions on the street, taking gift lists from children in malls and stores, and handing out gifts at children’s parties.

Plus gay Santa Claus images, some of them of men just posing in Santa drag with a homoerotic subtext, many of them behaving flamboyantly gaily: cavorting with the three gay reindeer (Dancer, Prancer, and Vixen, but especially Prancer), exposing themselves in public, molesting handsome young men, and kissing Daddy under the mistletoe (or more flagrantly, performing acts of enthusiastic m2m sex with him under the Christmas tree).

From the stupendous array of gay Santa goodies available, I’ve chosen only five this year: all but one found on Tumblr; three photos of men in costume, two drawings; all with beards; none of them X-rated (despite a rich lode of phallically explicit images to choose from), but one just barely not; all but one showing Santa with his characteristic cap; and several combining the gay Santa theme with a gay geek or nerd theme.

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