Archive for the ‘Movies and tv’ Category

The Legend of Hercules

March 22, 2018

… and the stages of shirtless Kellan Lutz.

A little while back, I stumbled into watching the 2014 The Legend of Hercules for the, omigod, second time. Starring an immensely muscled Kellan Lutz as the great hero of myth, embedded in a famous stinker of a movie whose faults are at least in part linguistic. Though it does offer tons of glistening male flesh for aficionados.

(#1) Exhibit #1: Lutz as Hercules


Perfectionist in pink sequin

March 20, 2018

(Underwear guys, gay male culture, lots of pink, but nothing pointedly carnal. Use your judgment.)

The spur is yesterday’s Daily Jocks ad, for a Marco Marco pink sequin jock-thong, here in two views, with my caption poem:

(#1) Perfectionist in pink sequin
(#2) Patrick’s pouch

Patrick dreamed he
Pranced at the Pansy Party in
Nothing but his
Pink sequin ballcap, his
Pink leather harness, and his
Pink sequin jock-thong

Still shopping for the
Pink sequin pumps


I Was a Cock-Teaser for Roosterama!

March 19, 2018

(There will be plain talk of men’s bodies and mansex, so not for kids or the sexually modest. On the other hand, there’s a lot of playfulness.)

A brief routine from the Firesign Theatre, the fourth track on their compendium album Dear Friends (2001); you can listen to it here. The album has routines from the comedy troupe’s radio shows — highly improvisatory, veering in odd directions in a virtual haze of pot smoke.

It started with some Dick Danger gay porn, which led to the Firesign Theatre and their “The Further Adventures of Nick Danger, Third Eye”, which took me to the cock-tease bit. That then took me to more gay porn, Raging Stallion’s 2013 Cock Tease, and to uses of cock tease / cock-tease / cocktease in general and on this blog.


Zane Grills

March 13, 2018

On February 24th, in the posting “Computer annals: Reyes Korzybski and the avalanche of spam”, I confronted thousands of spam comments a day from a single site, which used some huge database of names to concoct senders’ names on the spam. That posting was about the name Reyes Korzybski.

The avalanche of comments spam vanished not long after this, so for a period the flow of comments spam dropped to its customary hundreds a day. But then a few days ago a fresh spate began, bringing me (among thousands of others) the name Zane Grills.

Which suggested Zane Grey and grills of various kinds and led me to playful POPs (phrasal overlap portmanteaus) of a specialized sort: name chains (posting here). So I descended to the silliness of the Grey brothers: Billy Zane Grey, Billy Joel Grey, and Fletcher Christian Grey.


In the rubber room

March 10, 2018

“If it’s made of rubber we have it”: today’s Zippy:

(#1) United Rubber Supply Co., 54 Warren St., NYC


The further adventures of Dick Danger

March 9, 2018

(About two gay porn flicks from TitanMen, with over-the-top ad copy in street language mixed with arch double entendres. Plus hairy beefy musclehunks just short of the X-line. Not for kids or the sexually modest.)

It starts with an ad today for an upcoming mansexfest (to be released on April 16th):




March 9, 2018

My portmanteau name for Totoro macarons — macaron cookies in the shape of the title wood spirit in My Neighbor Totoro, the 1988 Japanese animated fantasy film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki.

Totorons seem to have become a thing among inventive bakers:



The Euclid pun again

March 7, 2018

Encountered by accident a few days ago, this 2010 book of mathematical entertainments for a general readership:

Yet another occurrence of what I’ve dubbed the Euclid pun, a major groaner that turns on “Here’s looking at you, kid”, a toast attributed to Humphrey Bogart’s Rick to Ingrid Bergman’s Ilsa in the movie Casablanca.


Aria 51

March 7, 2018

Yesterday’s Rhymes With Orange, with a challenge to cartoon understanding:


For basic appreciation of the cartoon, you need to recognize that the event in it is a stage performance by a singer with accompanying trio; to recognize that all the figures in the cartoon are conventional space aliens from popular culture; to know that an aria is a song in an opera; and to know that Area 51 is a highly classified area in Nevada associated in popular culture with the investigation of extraterrestrials.

Then you can groan at the aria vs. area pun.

Your appreciation might then be heightened by knowing about the scifi movie The Fifth Element and the alien opera singer Diva Plavalaguna in it.


Two memic cartoons

March 4, 2018

For today: a Zippy playing on the Walk Into Bar joke format and a Bizarro that combines three cartoon memes: the Psychiatrist, Multiple Personality, and Batman:


(#2) For National Multiple Personality Day, March 5th

(If you’re puzzled by the odd symbols in the cartoon — Dan Piraro says there are 4 in this strip — see this Page.)