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  1. In a few threads down, we celebrated The Boys in the Band. Another film that came out around the same time that had a not so subtle gay subtext was Mel Brook's The Producers. One of the great comedies of all time staring Gene Wilder and Zero Mostel. No one says it in so many words but it is a story about a relationship between an older man, “Zero” the impresario and the younger wallflower of an account Gene Wilder. No sex, but it depicts the best sort of Socratic relationship even if they were both criminals. The short clip below is so worth watching. Gene Wilder's red faced tantrum that mad
  2. That's a surprise....”Boys in the Band” on Youtube in full resolution, no breaks. This movie never rose to the level of a cult film but instead became..a sleeper. The reason for this was it was perceived as an appalling collection of stereo-types that at one time or another could make the viewer uncomfortable through prejudice or unwanted identification.. and it did. I know it is difficult but imagine living in the closet and going to see this film in mixed company that didn't know about you? First a stage play in1968 and then a film in 1970, it foreshadowed gay liberation arising out of the
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    Faking Gay

    It wasn't always, but today, it is a good sign that faking bisexuality can broadens a celebrity's appeal. Acting is one of the few professions where concealing an individual's homosexuality is justified. The reasons are professional. An out gay male will forever have difficulty getting certain acting roles. “Politicians are actors” Yes, I suppose they are.. But a politician that lobbies against homosexual civil rights or equal treatment under the law or fosters hate and discrimination, deserves to be dragging kicking and screamming out of the closet.
  4. I posted this not so long ago and I didn't realized it, ..my apologies.
  5. Skillfully written piece.. and they accuse me of being dark...
  6. Over the last decade, our cable news has become the consolidated corporate media that specializes in narrowing the focus on many news stories in an effort channel the debate. The spectrum between FOXNews and NPR just isn't that broad. The difference is more about nuance and tone than about content. The article I am linking you to is from Glenn Greenwald's Intercept. It does not speculate on conspiracy but gives us more information than we are getting from cable news. FBI Still Concealing Almost All of What the Orlando Gunman Said. https://theintercept.com/2016/06/20/fbi-releases-partial-red
  7. Very good dialog but it sounds governmental rhetoric designed to get more funding..
  8. Hyperion The door opened and there was a woman with long red finger nails. Between the two fore fingers of her hand was a long lit cigarette held up right. She was an older woman about my Mother’s age that looked like she was once glamorous but not quite so much anymore. “Don’t tell me, you’re Conan? Yes, Conan, Richard told me all about you. I mean, Hyperion.” Her laugh was similar to his. She invited me into the small apartment and then still looking at me called out, “Richard!” Hyperion appeared from out of his room. “Conan, you want a tuna sandwich, I just made one for Richie, I me
  9. If this has happened, of course i am grieved at this terrible senseless loss. But, i no longer trust the media at it's word. i believe that it bears a closer look on our parts. Pity and sympathy are not constructive for the gay movement. Two issues cross my mind.. (notacutandpastepiece) The first issue is the public's tendency to believe reality TV as if it was actually real. Programs like Real Housewives, The Apprentice, Pawnshop Wars and even Judge Judy. These shows blur the line between contrived production and reality. Americans seem to take it all in without question. Conversely, i
  10. A page from Reddit alludes towards some early inconsistencies. https://m.reddit.com/r/conspiracy/comments/4nrvf1/man_cut_off_air_after_he_said_a_man_was_holding/?utm_source=mweb_redirect&compact=false
  11. There are several.. The one I got was Natural Reader. http://www.naturalreaders.com/index.html It is free if you do not mind robotic voices. It is a little overpriced at $70. if you want the full version. Paying the extra money means that you can be read to in a very natural voice by a man, a woman, or a boy named Josh. There is also a function that turns the text into audio Mp3's so that you can take it on the road with a podcast player.
  12. I have a confession to make. I have had dyslexia before anyone knew what it was. I had a very hard time learning how to read and I am very fortunate coming through this with a genuine love of books. Even today I read at vocal speed and I must exercise discipline to stay focused. This explains my preference for the short story and 20th century American literature because much of it is simple and conversational. However I can get terribly bogged down in the complexities of someone like Joseph Conrad's 100 word sentences. I have just found a brilliant program where I can pick-up the text and pa
  13. From the first I've always like your writing. While reading your story I began to think it was shaping up to be a variation on the Fox, chicken, grain puzzle. And then there is the 1950 Bristol 402 convertible. Handsome and and sporty, looking very much like a BMW of the same period. You might purchase one today in reasonable shape for 100,000 pounds or half a million in mint condition. I would rather drive a car like that than own a Rolls. See if you agree. https://www.classicdriver.com/en/car/bristol/402/1949/254916 Let me guess, new in 1950, 550 pounds
  14. I read Stephen King's book on writing and to be truthful I think he was fishing for plot ideas from his readers because he suggested that you send them along to him... I liked David Mamet's book, “Writing in Restaurants” a bit better. The Pecman's piece is excellent. I am glad he calls it tips instead of rules. Who knows you might invent a new style. My #1 rule is to bend over backwards to avoid cliches.. Oops, bend over backwards is a cliche. My point is that sometimes we don't even see them. Avoid them like a plague, oops, there's another one.. Think of a new way of saying something. Avo
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