June 18, 2008
Men on the beach
A friend invited me to spend the weekend at his place in Delaware, just outside of Ocean City MD. We drove to Gordon’s Pond in Rehoboth DE to go to the beach where I took a bunch of pictures, mostly of guys skimboarding, which I posted to flickr. I thought these three men were attractive in different ways. (You can click on any of them to see bigger pics on flickr.) The man in the middle is my personal favorite but I figured the young, fit guy on the left has the most “commercial” look so he’d be the most popular and the emaciated one on the right would be, let’s say, “an acquired taste.” It turns out the opposite is true! The dangerous-looking, goateed man on the right has gotten almost three times as many hits as the skimboarder and he’s been favorited a couple of times. Go figure. My poor muscleman in the center falls around the middle in popularity.
I’m listening to “H.” from Ænima by Tool.
June 12, 2008
More from the Transformers 2 shoot on Locust Walk.
I’m listening to “Love Ain’t For Keeping (Outtake)” from Who’s Next [Deluxe Edition] by The Who.
Sadly this is all I could snap of Shia LaBeouf before his handlers nicely asked me to stop. I’d be a terrible paparazzo.
I’m listening to “Tomorrow Today” from The Good Earth by The Feelies.
Man on the street
This guy was working on the set of Transformers 2 today on Locust Walk. Click on him for a larger pic.
I’m listening to “Consolation Prize” from The Glasgow School by Orange Juice.
June 10, 2008
Thanks for telling me
Believe it or not, these stickers are now prominently displayed in several places inside every SEPTA bus. That's right, I said BUS. I guess it’s so you’ll know you're not on one of those city buses that don’t stop anywhere.
I’m listening to “Brute (Nihil Original Album Mix)” from BRUTE EP by KMFDM.
June 7, 2008
Profile pic of the week
Remember A Bear’s Life: Celebrating the Masculine Lifestyle? This is what happens to you if you read it.
I’m listening to “Rebirth Of The Flesh” from Camille by Prince.
June 5, 2008
Seen at the Philadelphia Gay Pride Parade in 2004.
I’m listening to “World In My Eyes (Daniel Miller Mix)” from Remixes (81-04) by Depeche Mode.
June 4, 2008
Man on the street
Yesterday’s pipefitter inspired my buddy Matt to sort through his digital shoebox and send me some pictures of the handsome young man who repaved his Mayfair sidewalk some time ago—for an entire week! Matt held a pair of binoculars up to the camera lens. Clever man!
Profile pic of the week
Now what was it you needed ME for again??
I’m listening to “Flowers Of The Forest” from Full House by Fairport Convention.
June 3, 2008
Man on the street
This sexy man was laying pipe outside the Starbucks at 12th & Walnut this afternoon. Ain’t he beautiful? Click on the thumbnails for larger pics!
I’m listening to “Imnxtc” by Denise Motto from The History of the House Sound of Chicago.
June 2, 2008
I’m listening to “Jin Go Lo Ba (Jon Carter Remix)” from The Greatest Hits Remixed by Fatboy Slim.
The big lie
If anyone is still paying attention to this blog, they might remember this post about HamletWasBipolar/SAGandEquityDude/Jason Klemm, the drunk who accused me of murder. (Illegal in 29 states!) What I then referred to as “the occasional insane rampage” has become, nearly two months later, almost daily abuse, verging on obsession. It’s more or less the same nonsense that I posted before, repeated endlessly, no matter how many other chatters—even those who supposedly like him—ask him to please, change the subject. He then accuses those people of “worshipping me.” I wish! It happens even when I’m not signed on. Luckily, some good friends, one of whom I’ve known for 15 years, sometimes inform me of the worst incidents if I’m not around. It’s completely destroying whatever good feelings remain in the chat room.
At first I didn’t see the point in writing about it again and, in fact, I thought it would be counterproductive since he’d just be getting the attention he so clearly craves—not to mention how completely pathetic and juvenile the whole thing is. Also, I don’t think I have to justify my sexual behavior to anyone, especially someone with as little depth and self-awareness as this guy. He just wouldn’t get it.
Then he said something that made everything fall neatly into place:
He stated very clearly that he gets drunk, goes to the baths and to bookstores, and has unsafe sex.
Well, well, well. That’s pretty much exactly the behavior he’s been “accusing” me of for the past few months. A friend remarked, “Now we know why he’s so happy every time his HIV test comes back negative.” Yes, now we know. Apparently he doesn’t want to take any responsibility for his own behavior. It’s up to all of the HIV-positive gay men in Philadelphia to do that for him. What a load of undiluted crap.
I think it’s about time to stop taking your guilt out on me and to look inside yourself, Clarice. If you think what I do is murder, isn’t what you do suicide? The only person responsible for keeping you HIV-negative is YOU, Miss Undeclared eBay Income. If you want to get schnockered and offer your ass to strangers, feel free but don’t blame them when something happens. Really.
I know I said I don’t justify my sexual behavior but this really bears repeating. As I’ve posted before, with an undetectable viral load it’s virtually impossible for me to transmit HIV to anyone sexually. The “supervirus” myth has been debunked and there’s a relatively short window during which reinfection is possible, if it even is possible. There’s nothing else to say.
Oh, wait…yes there is: I didn’t write this because I’m jealous of his B+ on a Remedial English mid-term or because I’m afraid of his “gay cop friend.” Yes, he actually said those things; no, we’re not in eight-grade; and yes, I feel like Gossip Girl.
I’m listening to “Scraper” from Culture by Liquid Liquid.