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Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year

To all my readers, my fans, my family, my friends, and even my haters (well, some of my haters), I wish ya'll a heppi nu yar!

I mean, Happy New Year!



Cheers

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Anna Ardin & Sofia Wilén


For those of you who haven't been following the news lately, [the two ladies named above] are the accusers of WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, who allege that he raped them.

Simply by revealing to you the names and pictures of these women does something that no major media outlet in the entire world has done, and what no group or organization or influential person outside of scattered special-interests in the blogosphere have attempted.

It removes the double-standard surrounding the reporting of this case.

It removes the layer of inherent guilt on Julian Assange while simultaneously removing the layer of inherent victimization on Ms. Ardin and Ms. Wilén.

Because no matter what happened or happens, it is time we treat all parties involved in cases of rape the same! Full anonymity, or full disclosure -- but no more double-standards!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Sad Bastard Poetry: Sneak Peek


So, the book is coming along nicely! Haven't found a publisher, or graffiti-artists to contribute, or any funding, but the writing is coming along... nicely.

It ain't easy being an author. I have to juggle multiple roles that they never really prepare you for in Creative Writing programs; constantly changing from artist to promoter to financier to agent to... bleh. It's like starring in a one-man one-act play that I wrote, directed, and produced.

That said, I'd rather be doing this than doing anything else.

Publication is still set for May 2011, however that date could change depending on how financial circumstances occur. In the meantime, enjoy this short story from the collection, entitled...

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Socio-Political Industry


In these modern days there are so many new commercialized forms of hypocrisy and oppression that I can barely keep track. However, here are my top six favorites to bash, criticize, and otherwise put on blast whenever I can, because they are just that damn shitty:

Friday, December 17, 2010

Definitely Not Christian


Behind the Orange Curtain where I grew up, people were of a religious sort. They went to fancy churches and praised Jesus and donated money to charities for the pastor's new Ferrari. They attempted to convert every non-JC fanatic like it was the Battle of Bulge: Eternal Damnation edition. The Christians I knew were the sort to make one suspicious of all Christ-worshipers.

Here's my single greatest complaint with Christianity (and religion in general):

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The Seven Near-Death Experiences of Zek J Evets: Pt. 3


After my early years, the possibilities of impending death were rather quiet for a while.

Sure, shit happened, but it didn't go down like Niagara Falls. Mostly life was just a series of accidents and school years. Until my mother got it into her head that I needed to make more friends -- as opposed to having no friends, which was working out okay so far -- and so she enrolled me in Boy Scouts.

This was to be a monumentally Bad Idea.

Monday, December 13, 2010

About Kissing


Something Heinrich Karl Bukowski and I have in common is our view on kissing.

Kissing is the single most intimate thing a person can do with another person. More than sex, more than fucking, maybe even more than making love.

Something about being face to face, breath to breath. The ability to look into each others' eyes, which are called the windows to the soul, and then pressing close together interlocking lips.

It's a deeply personal thing to me, and most people would probably disagree, but it's something I believe.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Male Babysitters Still Facing Misandry


Courtesy of [The False Rape Society] I saw [this article] where a woman from the NY Times wrote about how she did not hire a well-qualified man with great manners, character references, paramedic training, and basically everything an awesome babysitter should have, and instead hired a less qualified woman because she was afraid the man would be more likely to harm her child. Her article details the experience while justifying how and why men aren't trustworthy around kids.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Is Gay The New Black?


Before ya'll bite my head off, I'm not taking a position but asking the question.

I'm neither Gay nor Black, and it has been my feeling that you cannot equate one form of discrimination or marginalization with another (especially since what if you're Gay & Black?) so my initial interest in "X is the new Y" comparisons like this were rather passingly shallow... Until I read the biography of [Bayard Rustin].

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

A Semi-Recent Stream of Consciousness


I had a dream I was falling through the sky. My whole life surrounded by air, and each second passed with wind whipping by me fast as you please.

The various people I met stayed for a time, and then parachuted out before passing through more clouds colored like the ground. It reminded me of that one scene from Who Framed Roger Rabbit, where Detective Valiant asks Bugs & Daffy for a parachute of his own to save himself from the fall. Like him, all I had was a useless rubber tire discarded almost immediately.

Friends, family, lovers... So many faces whooshing to the sound of my own life rushing along.

Monday, December 6, 2010

L A H


Yours truly has just had an article published for Life After Hate, an online journal of basic human goodness created by a former White skinhead, named Arno Michaels. The entire magazine is an amazing collection of personal stories and ideas surrounding the simple humanity of us all. I am deeply honored to be among the published authors of this journal.

My article is called, " Chin to the Bar". It's on the FRONT PAGE!

Here's the link: http: [Link]

Cheers ya'll!