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Cute, Not-So-Cute, Cute, Not-So-Cute

Miley Cyrus has the potential to be cute. Not cute like cutesy Hannah Montana, I’ll sing my way into your heart, cute. Just cute. Like, “Oh hey, a cute girl there”.

But that’s only when she’s not doing her “I’m growing up too fast, I’m flailing around for attention, I have Gene Simmons’ tongue and I can lick, lick, lick!” thing.


As my mother said: “Be careful, your face might freeze that way.”

After twerking her way in the hearts of no one, with a scattered, desperate, unnecessarily raunchy and weird performance on MTV’s VMA awards, she has released a new video in which she appears nude. The music’s not awful and she looks good swinging nekkid (her dad’s word, not mine) on a wrecking ball. This alone wouldn’t be tacky, but she’s still licking up and down things like she just discovered oral and wants the world to know. We know, Miley. We were 20 years old once. We remember. Just put your tongue away when you sing and dance, okay?

Does Bigotry Look Better Topless?

nakedcarrieprejeanYou be the judge.

Miss California USA Carrie Prejean, whose anti-gay-marriage (or pro “opposite-sex”) marriage made her the darling of the religious right, and landed her a spot in a National Organization of Marriage ad, recently got naked for the camera..

According to Wikipedia, Prejean grew up in an evangelical Christian home in Vista, California. She is currently a senior at San Diego Christian College, a small, evangelical liberal arts college in El Cajon, California and attends The Rock Church, where she volunteers with their outreach ministries.

Alicia Jacobs, Entertainment Reporter at KVBC in Las Vegas, has reportedly seen all six of the photos and says some are much more revealing. Jacobs believes the pictures may have been taken after Carrie’s pageant-financed breast augmentation about six weeks ago.

I’d count this as another feather in NOM’s media cap. The thinly-disguised front for the Mormon Church, has pretty much screwed up everything they’ve touched recently. Audition tapes of the actors playing “concerned citizens” in their “The Storm is Coming” ad made Rachel Maddow’s show, and they gave their Two Million for Marriage campaign the “hip” acronym 2M4M, internet cruising slang for two men seeking a third for a good time. Now their spokesmodel is naked on the internet.

I’m thinking they need a new consultant.


Erotic Lesbian Comix


I stumbled across these hot comics this morning. This is a sci-fi lesbian sexual fantasy in which the lesbians actually look and behave like lesbians. Well-drawn and sexy… although I was reminded a little of my early-life field trips into the hairy heterocentric first edition of The Joy Of Sex . Of course, this was before I discovered The Joy of Lesbian Sex, in both life and literature.

WARNING: Explicit sexual material, not for viewing at work. Images of sex acts some might find distasteful… in which case you should move along to another blog!


Hot Water and Grease

pool_heartRecently, feeling the need for a retreat, I headed up into the mountains north of the Bay Area to a resort known as Harbin Hot Springs.

I’m a big fan of the healing powers of Harbin’s waters. I’ve retreated there plenty.

Harbin has been a healing spot/resort/spa since the 1800s and a sacred spot for Native Americans before that. However, in its current incarnation as an increasingly complete and comfortable resort, it still shows the influence of the “drug-addled hippies” who renovated the place in the 1970s. This is not my description, but that of one of Harbin’s staff members (yet another story!).

I guess one of the notable things about Harbin is that it’s clothing optional, which is a nice way of saying that 99.9 percent of the guests are naked in the spa area. While I initially found this discomforting, the novelty wore off after my first visit to the pools. Since then I’ve found Harbin to be a place of incredible peace and spirituality. I suppose it sounds corny, but I’ve even found it to be a place of transformation.

So, on this recent Sunday night, my friend and I were soaking in the warm pool, along with quite a few other people. (It’s big, like a swimming pool). The pool is a designated silent area and everyone was quiet and serene, semi-floating in the neck-deep water, and steaming away in bliss.

Right in the middle of the pool was a guy about 55 or 60. He showed no sign of hippiness, in fact he was wearing his big steel watch in the pool. He may have even been wearing his black dress socks under the water somewhere. Straightest-looking guy in the pool, he was talking and laughing to himself (quietly, but still…), and acting out all kinds of motions and dancing around in the water.
Every now and then he would stop and fold his hands and nod his head as if he was accepting applause. You could see him mouthing words.

In short, he was really tripping.

I thought he was on acid, my friend thought he was practicing a martial art.

He wasn’t bothering anyone, but regardless, we steered clear of him.

Then later we were in the heart-shaped pool, a shallower warm pool a little distance away. It was now dark out, and suddenly the guy lumbered out of the shadows, still flailing his arms and talking to himself. He was doing lots of quiet giggling. Even though I’m used to seeing the unusual at Harbin, he was creeping me out. We were alone in the Heart Pool, talking quietly. I was afraid he would get in and try to strike up some interaction with us. But instead he walked over to the true swimming pool (completely unheated and 60 degrees), out of our line of sight, and dove in. We heard him get out, laughing and splashing, and then suddenly – in the reverent silence of the mountain evening – he burst into joyous song.

And this is what he sang:

“We go together like
rama lama lama
ke ding a de dinga a dong
remembered for ever like
shoo bop shoo wadda wadda yipitty boom de boom”

“Chang chang chang-it-ty chang
That’s the way it should be
Wha oooh yeah!”

Yep. Into the quiet of the valley, voice sailing out above all the silent hot springs soakers, this heavy-set, middle-aged naked dude was belting out “Grease”.

This should be proof enough of the transformative powers of Harbin.