November 12th, 2008

We Got Fun And Games

Rolling Stone Magazine Becomes The First Major Media Outlet To Publish A Review Of Chinese Democracy.

"The first Guns n' Roses album of new, original songs since the first Bush administration is a great, audacious, unhinged and uncompromising hard-rock record. In other words, it sounds a lot like the Guns n' Roses you know. At times, it's the clenched-fist five that made 1987's perfect storm, Appetite for Destruction; more often, it's the one sprawled across the maxed-out CDs of 1991's Use Your Illusion I and II, but here compressed into a convulsive single disc of supershred guitars, orchestral fanfares, hip-hop electronics, metallic tabernacle choirs and Axl Rose's still-virile, rusted-siren singing."



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Go Gay Young Man

Not sure how I missed this interesting Gawker post yesterday.

It seems the UK-Based Gay Times got some ad agencies together to try to put together a campaign to get straight or borderline guys to give homosexuality a try. They call it the "Go Gay" campaign.

If you click the link you'll see all the entries - though I am posting the winning one below under a cut.

I'm not sure if I find it clever, gross, misogynist or some combination of all three. I'm not sure if it's considered safe for work - though it's going to be plastered on billboards and tube stops all over the UK. No boobs (obviously) or dick, but there is a guy's mouth in a suggestive pose. You decide if that's safe for your work before you click.

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Calling All Strippers, Escorts And Sex Workers

I know a fair number of you read my blog and I could use a favor:

One of the freelance gigs that Rome Girl and I are working on is a guide to compete with all these pick up artist books that are written by men. The Premise of this book is that it will be "The Stripper And Escort Guide To Picking Up Women." The hook being that women really know what other women want, and dudes will be more likely to buy a book if they think it was written by someone in the sex industry.

Anyway, one thing we want to include is some funny stories of boneheaded things guys have done or said to strippers, escorts or other sex workers to try to impress them - as an example of things not to do.

I was wondering if you'd be able to share with me any funny anecdotes you might have - I could either credit you under a fake name or in any way you'd like. Obviously you can comment anonymously here or simply send your response to bcalendar@aim.com

I want to make it as authentic as possible.

Thanks!

Bart