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Perez Hilton’s Grindr Profile Photo
Internet bully and gossip monger Perez Hilton (real name Mario Lavandeira) has announced that he is a father. This is a sad day for humanity and I express my condolences and deepest sympathy for that poor child.
Perez Hilton is a perfect example of how our society has become a large toilet filled with shit as his flip flopping position on tearing down celebrities and then moments later kissing their asses, depending on which way the wind blows, is VILE. You never see ANY photos that he has taken on his site (and as a perfect example how he just steals – his made up “stage name” is a rip off of a celebrity name for crying out loud!) Instead, he farms out his photos from photo agencies which makes him nothing more than an armchair critic and huge bully as he has surely contributed to the downfall of many celebrities. It’s a sad commentary on society that his website gets any viewers at all, let alone is extremely popular because what he does is promote hatred to the masses and his website has inspired countless other sites to do the same thing. SCARY! Even more disgusting is the fact that since his website gets a lot of web traffic, the same celebrities he’s torn down have to kiss his ass to get coverage because they want the exposure. It’s truly disgusting and should be reexamined. Anyone that looks at that website is nothing more than an enabler, so my advice is BOYCOTT it completely and all sites that promote hatred and they will disappear! Become part of the solution, not part of the problem!!!
As a true fan of the arts and a person who loves meeting and hanging out with celebrities, websites like Perez Hilton really help to ruin the experience for us because it encourages douche bag photographers to try and catch celebrities with their pants down, so to speak, which means they have to be extremely aggressive to make their money (which can cause dangerous situations) and it also makes celebrities uneasy to figure out who their fans are versus people that are just trying to make a buck off of them. For that, I truly despise Perez Hilton and the like.
If I can do my part in spreading this message to the masses, I am all too happy to do so and I encourage you to do the same.
Last year, Perez was 690 feet away from me on the popular gay hookup app Grindr and I couldn’t resist taking a screen shot of his profile because one day I knew it would come in handy. Today is that day. Of course he is not worthy enough to become embroiled in a major scandal for being outed for using Grindr, but if this photo can ruin his happiness like he’s viciously done to so many people, then my work here is finished.
Photo by G.
I recently discovered the work of monologist Mike Daisey. A few weeks ago, the goddess of everything cool, Aphrodite in New York and I checked out Mike Daisey’s show that dealt with writer/philosopher Ayn Rand (ingeniously entitled “Fucking Fucking Fucking Ayn Rand”) and basically why anyone that worships her work is limited in their thinking. I could never explain as eloquently (or as humorously) as Mike Daisey described her devotees, but basically I walked away from that performance (with my sides hurting from laughing) with the realization that if at all possible, you should steer clear of “Fountainhead” toting Ayn Rand die-hards because they have no idea what the fuck they are talking about in regards to spiritually or possibly about life in general.
Needless to say, it’s been on my must list to see Mike Daisey do another monologue. Luckily for all of us, Mike Daisey works extremely fast and has put together a series of different shows that he’ll be performing weekly at Joe’s Pub in New York for the entire month of March 2013. Please note, these shows sell out extremely quickly, so get on it if you don’t want to miss out! On February 26, 2013, Daisey performed “Faster Better Social,” which dealt with technology and an extremely spot on analysis of human behavior interacting with it and with each other as a result of advances in technology.
To summarize, Daisey basically said that technology has both saved and ruined the world. The amazing things that can happen because of technology are mind blowing but at the price of losing out on basic human interaction. He talked about how we as humans create problems and then try to solve them, but the definition of a “problem” is different to everyone so the priority list is completely fucked up. When you add corporate profit and human laziness (“let’s complain instead of solve”) into that mix, nobody should be surprised at how bad things have gotten.
There were also countless ‘spot-on’ descriptions of human behavior and the some of the limitations of technology. For example, he talked about Facebook and how we all love getting our instant gratification by posting on there, but we secretly wish people would just shut the fuck up with their commentary and just boost our numbers as we secretly all wish we had the balls to delete some of our followers anonymously so as not to hurt their feelings. As a side note, not realizing the subject matter of the evening’s show, but clearly having my finger on the pulse (as you obviously already know from reading my kick ass blog daily), I asked my Facebook followers “If you knew in advance you weren’t going to get a reaction to things you post on Facebook, would you still post them anyway?”
He also discussed the upcoming software “Google Glass” and how it sounds completely ridiculous at present moment, but most likely will become a device none of us will ever be able to live without in the future. For those that do not know, it’s designed for all of us that do not have the will power to put down our smart phones. With this device, you will basically have a little screen attached to the side of your face that tells you what is happening on your smart phone so you don’t have to constantly hold your precious little electronic baby. Be advised – this technology is coming and we should cherish the remaining time in our lives where we existed (and survived) without it!
The take aways from seeing “Better Faster Social” are as follows:
- Many of the world’s biggest problems could be completely eliminated if people got off their asses to do something about them instead of just sitting around bitching about them.
- For every problem solved, corporate greed will do its best to create a new problem.
- Technology is awesome and it also totally sucks. We should learn the difference!
- Nothing beats human interaction.
- People should learn to exercise restraint in checking their electronics every 5 seconds (or less).
- Mike Daisey is a fucking genius!
Photos by G. Art by Parra.
“Tracy Had A Hard Sunday” by Parra.
Showing concurrently with Olek’s exhibit “The End Is Far,” Dutch artist Parra’s exhibit “Tracy Had a Hard Sunday” is showing at New York’s Jonathan Levine Gallery.
This exhibit features works on canvas, paper and ceramics.
“Tracy Had A Hard Sunday” by Parra is showing at Jonathan Levine Gallery (located at 529 West 20th Street #9E) in New York through March 23, 2013.
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Photo by G.
Solange Knowles and Geoffrey Dicker
NYC! If you are around tonight, go check out Beyonce’s sister Solange, performing at Webster Hall. I saw Solange late in 2012 and I enjoyed her show. One of these days I will post a video from it, so bookmark this site and tell a million of your friends to visit this site daily!
Photos by G. Art by Thomas Nozkowski.
New York! Don’t miss your chance to see new works by Thomas Nozkowski at Pace Gallery. The exhibit showcases 21 abstract paintings by the artist and if you head next door to the adjoining gallery, you can see additional notebook drawings and oil paintings on paper.
Thomas Nozkowski’s career in art has spanned over an impressive 40 years and his works have been featured in over 300 exhibitions including over 70 solo shows!
A fun fact about Thomas Nozkowski: he served as production director of Mad magazine in 1980, agreeing to take the job only if he could have a three-day workweek. He stayed 20 years.
“New Works” by Thomas Nozkowski is showing at Pace Gallery (located at 508 and 510 West 25th Street) in New York through March 23, 2013.
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