Sports Illustrated celebrated it's 50th Anniversary swimsuit issue. Of course, as a GAY MAN, I have absolutely no interest in scantily clad dames in swimsuits. From a fashion perspective, it could be slightly interesting. However, my interest was actually piqued when Sports Illustrated decided to include my favorite (Gal That has Everything) --- Barbie Doll!!!! She's part of the "Unapologetic Campaign." I guess, like Keira Knightly, she's tired of justifying her naturally thin frame and taking the blame for anorexic girls everywhere.
Saturday, February 15, 2014
Friday, February 14, 2014
And, here's more!!!
Sunday, January 26, 2014
Washington Blade and Metro Weekly!!! (This DC MidCity is new to me. But, looks cute.) Oh, how I miss those days. Everything is so digital now. Yes, I sound old. (Yes, I download my comics, BUT --- I buy the paper graphic novels when they eventually come out.) Anyway, those were the good old days that these "new, young gays" know nothing about. But, you know what? I love print media and I still love books. I support the Kindle and other electronic media because technology should constantly advance. But, I still love the feel of a book. I still love marking a book with a paperclip or folding the corner of a page or using an actual BOOKMARK. And, let's face it --- every now and then I need to see how far I've gotten into a book. Or how far I have to go. Or what paper smells like. (Yes, people, I will sniff a book. It's a smell I've always loved.) And, even though I haven't read those gay publications yet --- I'm glad I have them. Oh, the memories. I miss those days of clubbing and then coming out half cocktailed and sweaty from dancing, then finding out what had been going on in the world and what we needed to change for the better. For everyone.
Monday, January 13, 2014
Maybe I'm just trying to get some stuff started, but it all began with this incredible drawing by Fiona Staples for the 24th alternative cover for Life With Archie: The Married Life. In case you don't know, this series is about the life of Archie Andrews after he marries Veronica Lodge and not Betty Cooper. The question of who Archie loved best --- Betty or Veronica was finally answered. Then, I think America got mad. Then, he married Betty. But, how? Through an alternative timeline storyline and a walk UP Memory Lane. The "Life With Archie" books still continue. (SPOILERS: Ms. Grundy dies from cancer. Cheryl Blossom has cancer. Kevin Keller marries his partner, Clay. Jughead gets Midge pregnant. Moose acknowledges his anger issues and becomes Mayor of Riverdale.) Recently, the series has been doing alternative covers, which is nothing unusual in the comics world. Well, Josie and the Pussycats finally surfaced in an issue. This STUNNING and BEAUTIFUL rendition by the obviously incredible Fiona Staples depicts a NEW Josie and the Pussycats. (Really, it was just a guest appearance, but this interpretation has left me very hopeful that someday it will become a reality.) Archie Comics just put out Digital Exclusives of "She's Josie" (Josie Jones's first appearance in her own comic book) and "Josie and the Pussycats - The Complete Manga," (a short lived extra from "Archie and Friends"). With a new cartoon and extreme re-vamp for Archie and the Gang AND Sabrina The Teenage Witch (who celebrated her 50th anniversary) coming, maybe --- just M-A-Y-B-E ... Josie and the Pussycats will get another opportunity to shine. Valerie Brown breathed new life into the group when she hooked up with Archie Andrews, thus creating a love-fest that everybody seems to love. Even Betty and Veronica realize that they may lose their beloved Archiekins forever
But, what about Josie? What about The Pussycats?!? The beautiful cover by Fiona Staples makes me hope that Archie Comics will take a deeper look into this simple cover --- and give these gals another chance at comic stardom. There's a Josie and the Pussycats "Digital Exclusive" coming in December 2014. Yes, a whole damn year from now. But, maybe that means good things are also coming for my favorite girl band.
Archie Digital Exclusives
Dan Parent makes them look --- GREAT!!!
Josie and the Pussycats MANGA!!!
We ALL know the cartoons.
I did love the movie. Especially, the look!
The soundtrack ROCKED!!!!
Yes, they had dolls!