Cover Art by Carl Paoli.
Journal of Grievances by Geoffrey Dicker
New York, NY (September 18, 2016) – Poet and blogger Geoffrey Dicker announces his fourth book, ”JOURNAL OF GRIEVANCES” which will be available to purchase through Amazon on September 20, 2016. The book marks Dicker’s first novel, a fictional autobiography, told in an unconventional way – through daily journal entries.
The official synopsis of JOURNAL OF GRIEVANCES:
Warning: this book is recommended for immature audiences only. It contains ridiculous amounts of adult language and really twisted situations. “Journal of Grievances” is a controversially raw and uncensored look into the ups and downs (both in and out of the bedroom) of a struggling, single gay male writer in New York. Told through daily journal entries on his year long approach to 40, the protagonist spills his guts with hilarious wit as he waxes philosophically and analyzes his raunchy sex life, drug addictions, debauched relationships, life encounters, and his frustrations with society while navigating through relationship drama and job-loss as he struggles to find his place in the world. This is Geoffrey Dicker’s first novel. He asks that if you are easily offended by profanity or graphic depictions of gay sex to please not buy this book. Alternately, he advises the reader to flip to any page and promises that within 2 sentences, you’ll be laughing.
“I’d like to think of this book as a gay loner version of ‘Sex and the City’ meets ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ meets ‘Catcher in the Rye,’ in other words – it’s completely fucked up! It’s an unconventional coming of age story with zero filters and even less apologies. All of the characters in this story remain nameless because what matters are their actions and how they affect the main character. Despite the story containing generous helpings of extreme gay sex, I think people – straight or gay – will relate to the situations and moral dilemmas the main character often finds himself in,” Dicker says.
He continues, “I’ve read so many books that never teach me anything new or make me think differently or at the very least, make me smile. JOURNAL OF GRIEVANCES will make the reader do all of these things, hopefully repeatedly. There are 11 months worth of daily journal entries and one month worth of random ideas, including a short story told almost exclusively in the F-word. You’ll never be the same again after reading this book.”
Photos by G. Art by Scooter LaForge.
Past Present and Future by Scooter LaForge
NYC! Get thee to Munch Gallery before December 2, 2012 to see the latest body of work from Scooter LaForge. The mixed media exhibit features reasonably priced prints, canvases and T-shirts.
Krys Fox in front of K. Fox by Scooter LaForge
During the opening night reception, I was able to cop a picture of the real Krys Fox in front of a painting of Krys by Scooter LaForge.
2 legends, 1 photo! Scooter LaForge and Johnny Rozsa
I also saw the legendary Johnny Rozsa, who was kind enough to pose for a photo with the night’s star, Scooter LaForge! Lucky me!
Skeleton Autopsy by Scooter LaForge
“Super Powers and Special Abilities” by Scooter LaForge is showing at the Munch Gallery (located at 245 Broome Street) in Manhattan through December 2, 2012. Don’t miss it!
Photo by G.
Chick-Fil-A (located in Costa Mesa, California)
Growing up in Southern California, I’ve been eating at Chick-Fil-A since I was a little kid. Lord knows what they do to their chicken, but I’ve always found it to be delicious. For a fast food restaurant, I can think of many memorable experiences there and that is a testament to their food. I’ve known for most of my life that the chain is owned and operated by conservative Christians. While their beliefs are dramatically different than mine, I agree to disagree. Since I moved to New York (where there is only one Chick-Fil-A and it’s located in the NYU cafeteria, thus making it terribly inconvenient to eat at), when I visit my family in California, one of the things I look forward to the most is eating at Chick-Fil-A. Hell, I enjoy their food enough to take photos of the sign, just to make all my New York friends jealous!
While they make scrumptious fast food chicken, somehow the CEO of Chick-Fil-A has decided that he needs to get up on a soap box and tell the world – NOT about chicken but about what God will and will not accept in regards to marriage. If you put all the hate aside for just one second and you analyze this: “A fast food chain, whose food at best is UNHEALTHY for you, is preaching about family values as directed from God – SAY WHAT?!” you’d think the entire world would laugh in their face. Welcome to 2012. While wars are being fought, while the world is in one of the largest economic crises of all time and while technology is growing at an exponential rate thus giving more power to the people, the media and conservative politicians are taking to the streets to publicize the views of a motherfucking fast food chicken chain! WOW!
So here’s what I think the real issue is amongst these conservatives (not just at Chick-Fil-A, but across any conservative institution that tries to tell you that they are right and you are wrong for your innate feelings): When it comes to sexuality, which is an infinite concept – you cannot put a label on it. Trying to capture an infinite concept really pisses people off – because you CAN’T! That really makes people’s egos shrink and we all know that most people have bigger egos than penises. Let me elaborate on my earlier concept. It’s entirely plausible that a gay male would have sex with a female, just for the hell of it (if the right situation came up), but make no mistake about it, it would mean nothing. It would not make the person necessarily bisexual; it would just mean that the person is open to experimentation. One of the advantages of being gay is the fact that your world view is extremely liberal- and why? BECAUSE THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH IT!!!!! By keeping yourself open to the possibilities, you are not limiting yourself to a potentially great thing. At the end of the day, a gay male is into being with guys. On the other hand if you give a conservative straight guy a 6 pack of beer, suddenly their entire sense of values changes. Whether they act on it or not is a different story, but the fact that those thoughts could even pop into their heads somehow drives them up the wall. If a straight man thinks about getting jiggy with another man, it doesn’t mean he has to define his sexuality in any other way than he is “curious.” We’re all curious. Sexuality is a curious concept. It’s INFINITE so there’s no sense in trying to define it. What works for one person may not work for another. There’s nothing wrong with that. We all know that many people want to flaunt what they’ve got, just to fuel their ego. Hate to break it to you conservative straighties, no matter how hot your wife is – US GAYS DON’T GIVE A FUCK! Flaunting what you’ve got is not going to make us jealous and give rise to your ego. It’s not going to happen. Why does that drive you crazy? Can’t we all just get along?
These conservatives are so afraid of their own imagination, they are willing to wait in extra long lines to eat unhealthy fast food chicken just so they don’t have to deal with their own curiosity. You’ve seen all the media reports about the gay employees of Chick-Fil-A ‘breaking their silence,’ and you’ve seen all the video footage of lines wrapped around the block for people to effectively clog their arteries, but has anyone ever come out and said “Sexuality is nothing to be afraid of.” The answer is YES. On According2g.com. Turn off the media and turn on your mind. Even if it’s to entertain same sex thoughts.
Shame on you Chick-Fil-A for promoting hate instead of love. Shame on you media for giving this story ANY attention. There are much more serious issues at hand in the world. Have you heard the word “Monsanto” (who has effectively poisoned the ENTIRE world’s food supply – look it up if you don’t believe me) brought up even ONCE during this whole scandal? Of course not. Take a look at the Bible and let us all know where Jesus talks about discriminating against people for living differently than you. While you’re at it, show us where Jesus talks about loving thy neighbor as thyself.
Don’t be a chicken!
Photo by G.
One of the hottest men on the planet Matt Bomer has acknowledged his male partner in a recent public speech, so the press is using this opportunity to announce his sexuality to the planet. Coming out of the closet is such a strange phenomenon because so many gay people fear that moment more than any other in their life and once the moment happens, most people’s lives ease up. There are always different circumstances of course, but one of the best things about coming out, I found was that I had finally reached a point in my life where it was less about my sexual preference and more about saying to the world – if you don’t give me the exact amount of love you’d give a straight person, you can GO FUCK YOURSELF! There is nothing wrong with me being myself and not hiding my honest desires and if you think otherwise, something is wrong with YOU! I say this not to go off on another one of my rants, but in the off chance that any of my readers can benefit from this knowledge. As Neil Tennant of Pet Shop Boys says, “you’ve gotta throw those skeletons out of your closet and come outside.” Welcome to our little soiree’ Matt! 🙂
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Chris Martin of Coldplay
Some people will say anything just to get their picture on According2g.com.
Chris Martin of Coldplay, whose new record “Mylo Xyloto” is released in the USA today has recently said the following things in the UK press:
On boy band Take That: “U2 and five handsome, strapping men from Stoke and Manchester. I’m not afraid to admit it, they made me ask the question ‘Am I gay?'”
On his lyric writing ablility: “I know our lyrics are a bit shit, but (the ones for ‘Charlie Brown’) I like them a lot.”
On Rihanna: “She has such an amazing voice and it’s so different to mine.”
On making it to the pages of According2g.com: “No comment.”
“Mylo Xyloto” is out today and if nothing, get it for the song “Up in Flames.” That song works it!