BOY IN DA CORNER

THE NEWS
ACCORDING TO
GARÇON STUPIDE

• Tonight, as I throw this article together, they're deciding Mister Brasil 2010 in São Paulo, with the winner representing Brazil at the Mister World 2010 pageant in Korea on 27th March. Interesting to note that not one of the 33 finalists looks to have "native or African roots", as one Made In Brazil commentator puts it.

• OutHipHop.com
interviews Verbal Science, a Florida-based rapper who came out towards the end of last year.

• Kid Cudi kissed by a boy:
doesn't care. Watch and learn, Busteda Rhymes.

• And here he is
on the cover of hip-hop magazine Scene...

• Married couple Tom Norton and Bao Nguyen: survivors of the Vietnam War.

• Hell hath no fury like a queen scorned... In America, you don't just hang your dirty laundry in public - you
parade it on court TV for the whole country to enjoy:

• Liberalism, atheism, male sexual exclusivity linked to IQ.

• Beards:
A girl's guide to her boyfriend's sexual orientation.

• Male nurse
fired for hosting a Wet Jockey Shorts Night - in 1976.

Las Vegas Taxi cops told to treat gays like they have infectious diseases.

• In The Life, a new documentary series
examining bullycide.

• Uganda: Activists
deliver a petition to parliament, signed by nearly half a million people from around the world, opposing the Anti-Homosexuality Bill.

• Uganda: The
blog of "gay porn" pastor Martin Ssempa. He describes the delivery of the petition by a "group of pro-sodomy gangsters". Sounds hot!

• Uganda: Scout Association UK is the latest body to come out against the bill. Writing to Peter Tatchell at Outrage!, chief executive Derek Twine says, "We find the Bill not only discriminatory and contrary to the sanctity of life, but also completely incompatible with our interpretation of the values of our worldwide Scouting Movement."

• Malawi police hunt "gay personalities".

• "Immoral, offensive and going against nation-building." South African minister Lulu Xingwana (left)
gets hot and bothered about Zanele Muholi's photos of nude lesbian couples. Twat.

• Elsewhere in South Africa,
schoolgirls involved in same-sex relationships have reportedly been expelled from school.

• Cyprus: The island is the latest place to consider
implementing gay marriage. But the Republic's human rights record isn't squeaky clean, with question marks over human trafficking, freedom of speech and the mistreatment of immigrant workers from developing countries.

• Christian pastors in the Caribbean are unhappy about a gay cruise ship coming to their islands.

• Lithuania
enacts its controversial "Law on the Protection of Minors against the Detrimental Effect of Public Information". The law restricts the distribution of information relating to the LGBT community.

• Russia: GAY: Good As You, a new gay magazine, is
launched at Club 6A, the only gay club in Minsk. "Unfortunately, the authorities have refused to register our magazine, making it unofficial –and preventing us from printing more than 299 copies, according to the law," Chief-editor Sergey Praded says.

• Germany, Europe's largest economy, banned 11 dancehall albums between 2008 and January this year
due to homophobic content.

• France is the first country in the world to remove transsexualism from official list of mental disorders.

• Kristian Digby: The latest celebrity to die
as a result of auto-erotic asphyxiation?

Confusing censoring with censuring: The complaints commission's ruling on Jan Moir and Stephen Gately suggests the Press Complaints Commission does not understand its own role.

• "I'm gay and these people claim they can cure me. Now I'm gay - and furious." Declan Cashin
writes about the gay conversion controversy in Ireland.

• Scotland: Most LGBT people victim of hate crimes, but just
one in seven go to the police.

• Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe
on his work with The Trevor Project: "I grew up knowing a lot of gay men and it was never something that I even thought twice about — that some men were gay and some weren't. And then I went to school and (for) the first time... I came across homophobia. I had never encountered it before. It shocked me. I have always hated anybody who is not tolerant of gay men or lesbians or bisexuals. Now I am in the very fortunate position where I can actually help or do something about it."

• Should London's "leading academic institution", King’s College, have hosted a talk by radical anti-gay Islamic cleric, Sheikh Abdullah Hakim Quick?

• Dean Atta talks about the
GayAfrica event held in London on Sunday (see John R. Gordon's article about that here):


• Rio, in pictures, by photojournalist Custódio Coimbra.

Aborigines to sue British Government over nuclear tests.

• Trolley dolly
cat fight! Or mile high handbags at dawn...

A day in the life of New York City, in miniature...

• The Big Picture: Chile, three days later, left and right (37 pictures).

• The boy with no pores who is
developing "fish" scales.

• The boy with the arms, legs and buttocks of a parasitic twin protruding from his chest; the child's family are desperate for an operation to remove the parasitic twin.

• Boffins have decided coffee is
good for our hearts...

• ...and taking painkillers will
make us deaf.

• Why
shouldn't keep your toothbrush near your toilet (in case you didn't already know).

• Illegal instant HIV self-tests
sold on UK websites.

• What's
the difference between adrenalin-driven self-preservation and conscience-driven self-sacrifice? The answer lies with the disasters that sunk the Titanic and Lusitania.

• More stranded polar bears.

Bears, lynx and wolves, oh my!

• Is nothing scared?
Mating kingfishers.

• A decade of
catastrophic earthquakes.

• Here's a huge big photo of the planet courtesy of the boffins at NASA. It's so detailed you can see right into the windows of the CocoDorm, if you look closely enough.

• Ditch the
phone book, save the planet!

• OMG! iPad
panic!

• Tell Me More, the news aggregator that "
presents only fresh details, without repeating information in the original story".

Google: good or evil?

• Google Chrome gains; Firefox, IE
lose.

• Vitus Bering Innovation Park (right),
by Danish architects C. F. Møller.

• Rah! N-Dubz heavy London accents and "urban slang"
confuse Americans. Get me blud?

• Maybe a makeover could help?

• Lemar's
hit'n'miss...

• And an
interview with the smokey-voiced London lovely.

• JLS
do Belfast.

• "Since I was a little kid, I've been telling stories and hip-hop has actually been an extension of me telling stories which I kinda put it in a more traditional form as far as a book, it's always been kinda the plan." Lupe Fiasco
on his forthcoming novel.

• Who's that guy on a horse?



• Former EastEnders actor Mohammed George has spoken about his departure from the BBC soap. "It was like having a noose around my neck, I couldn't breathe. I pleaded for help and broke down more than once but they did not want to help me. When I look back there were times I was so low I could have topped myself. I felt like I did not want to live. Depression is one of the worst things you can go through in life. I've seen them support so many people through drink and drug problems, so they could easily have supported me too."

Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child; trailer, and
rant.


• Is Ghostbusters 3 on or off?

Bel Ami is full of sex. (It's not what you think.)

• "For advice on confessing, press one. To confess, press two. To listen to some confessions, press three."
Really.

• They're
talking about me...

• Lastly, how the Olympic pictograms have changed over the years.



Issue 53 of The News According To Garçon Stupide
covers the period 27th February-2nd March 2010.


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POSTSCRIPT
"You know, we might just as well not have bothered to come.
The whole thing's been ridiculous."

© 2010

18 comments:

Wonder Man said...

nice recap

Cogent Ascending said...

Regarding the las vegas taxi authorities policy requiring protective equipment when dealing with gays: how is it offensive to say gays carry infections. We do. That's true. The same manual makes the same statements about tourist in general making no special allowances for gays or straights. I know because I used to dispatch for them. Those were issued during a time when several highly infectious diseases were making the rounds and hitting the gay communities especially hard given the highly permissive attitudes and behaviors gay men have towards sex. I love how we are all supposed to act shocked and abhored when we are called out for our bad behaviors. Ill be the first to say it. Gay men are fucking whores. Just look at manhunt.com, gay.com, adam4adam.com. all designed to perpetuate the quick annonymous hookup.
Why is it offensive when as gay men WE help create the stereotype and then want to call things like this a horrible violation of moral and ethical behavior???
If gay men want to stop being viewed as the free loving over sexed individuals they are then they ought to stop behaving as such.
Its like I always said if you got to do something and then keep it a secret chances are you prolly shouldn,t be doing it.
And if you ever stroll through the streets of vegas honey you won't have to ask whose gay and whose not nor will it be in question when one should be donning protective equipment. Whoever wrote that article needs to take a walk down the boulevard and soak up some fucking reality.
Love your blog.

Garçon Stupide said...

Cogent - are you insane?

It's not offensive to say gays carry infections. What's offensive is saying we require special attention.

The key point here is EQUALITY, not special treatment.

You say gay men are whores. Yes - many of us are, but I know plenty who aren't. I also know that more straight men are "whores". Why? Because there's more straight men in this world than there are gay.

If Transport for London, who control London's taxis, were to issue guidelines targeting gay men, there'd be hell to pay, from the public, the media, and even politicians.

As Oscar Wilde once said, "America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between."

Queens can be rancid, but they're not alone in that.

Cogent Ascending said...

Not insane informed.
The whole story, had it been written, would have explained that during the time those precations were being taken homosexula males, not lesbians and not trannies, posed a unique and specific health threat to those who exposed themselves to the public in the line of duty.
The material is being taken out of context and misused in an attempt to inflame two opposed groups in an ongoing attempt to keep any kind of understanding or real equality from being reached.
This kind of slanted subjective journalism exists with regards to racial tensions as well and that is why I say its stupid to be offended. You can't be politically correct just because a minority group happens to pose a very real health risk and special atention needed to be paid.
During the time it was released I remember the tensions here in the city reaching a fever pitch and laughing at the hypocritcal absurdity of it.
Here these gay men were getting infected spreading infections, not to the heterosexual population mind you but to each other, and rather than wise up and protect themselves from infection they wasted time and resources making the same arguments made in that article.
The were intenionally divisive because its easier to cry injustice and foul than to admit personal responsability and take action to correct your own behavior.
There was a large group of homosexuals in the community who spoke out saying what I'm saying now because we did protect ourselves and we tried to educate others.
We learned gay men, as a whole in this community, would rather get laid than be safe.
It was sad an pathetic and tragically hypocritical.

Garçon Stupide said...

Errr... ALL gay men? Really? Because we're all the same?

Cogent Ascending said...

I referrenced only the gay men in my community.

Garçon Stupide said...

All gay men in ANY community can't be lumped together. That's ludicrous. There might well be a group of whores spreading STDs amongst themselves, but that's no reason to tar everyone with the same brush - unless you include yourself?

Don't straights do a good enough job of trashing us, without turning on ourselves?

Just saying...

Cogent Ascending said...

Yes you can lump them all together that's the whole point of using a word like community and given its relatively small size my depiction is quite accurate.
And its not ok to lump gay men in a community together but its okay to do that with "straights?"
Your own hypocrisy is showing I'm afraid.
Its that exact us and them mentality so many of us here were so opposed to and fight so hard to prevent.
In that situation and in many others people need to stop relying on the sensationailsm of martyrdom and victimization and start accepting in most cases they key to their own problems lies in their own hands.
We cannot move forward sexually or racially if we maintain such closely held hatred for one another.

Garçon Stupide said...

Gee thanks for the reality check. I didn't realise that all straight people aren't the bad guy.

Yet, according to you, all the fags in your part of the world are.

For the record, I don't have a problem with straight people, but it's pretty clear that you've got a big problem with us.

Cogent Ascending said...

You have completely misinterpreted what I said and by your own admission you do have a problem with "straights" as evidenced by your use of that word in such a stereotypical manner.
And no I don't have a problem with gays.
I am gay.
What I have a problem with is turning a blind eye to behaviors and practices which promote the kind of myopic prejudices which keep gay and straight divided.
The kind you apparently promote.
You truly have lived up to this blogs namesake.

Garçon Stupide said...

Nope, sorry, I've got no problem with straight people as a whole. The fact remains there's lots of them out to get us - but I know plenty of intelligent, decent straight folk.

You're the one saying all the gays in Vegas are dirty disease ridden whores who should be treated like lepers.

I don't like to start slanging matches, but I won't condone or turn a blind eye to hate speech.

Cogent Ascending said...

I'm sorry clearly you're incapable of having an intelligent discussion.
Clearly you'd rather resort to making shit up and ignoring the facts.
No one is out to get us.
I don't know what hate speech you refer to.
I live in MY community you don't.
During the time frame relevant to my comments the community I live in was divided between whores who wanted to scream about being victimized and those wiling to take actions against being labeled and categorized as stupid whores by acting accordingly.
I've no love or sympathy for the whores in my community who helped to create the problem I was refering to in my earlier comments.
They created the situation and then wanted to complain.
That's pure idiocy.
The fact you refuse to absorb any of the mitigating factors and call me a self loathing fag who spews hate speech is absurd in the extreme.
I don't normally resort to name calling but you are a fucking idiot and a screaming infant.
Grow up and expand your intellectual horizons to encompass opposing view points you retard.
I stil love your blog despite the fact that we disagree.

Garçon Stupide said...

Thank you Cogent.

Perhaps you should direct some of your bile towards the reporter, Joe.My.God (you know, the LGBT Weblog Winner 2007/Finalist 2008) who's so beneath your lofty intellectual heights?

I'm afraid there's not much I can do to help you now!

With your fine debating skills and nice manners, you're always welcome in these parts. And if I'm ever in Vegas, I'll make sure to look you up!

Cogent Ascending said...

You are welcome!
Big hug my friend.
And you questioned my sanity not whoever wrote that blog.
And please, being the recipient of some blog award hardly makes an individual above reproach. Besides if the man was such a stellar blogger he'd have done his homework and reported ALL the facts. Not just the ones who make gays look like the victim YET AGAIN while demonizing what is, I can assure you, not a homophobic orginization.

Garçon Stupide said...

And all the facts are what? That EVERY SINGLE GAY MAN IN VEGAS IS A DISEASE RIDDEN WHORE?

And finally, there we have it - your real agenda! Defending a corporate/government body, and hanging your LGBT brothers and sisters out to dry.

I sincerely hope that neither you, nor anyone close to you, is the victim of homophobic hate crime. It might make you think twice about your loyalties, and the realities of life - although by then, it would be too late.

thegayte-keeper said...

LOVE the guy on the horse!

Please someone remove the parasitic twin from that boy's chest!

Have to love the Judge Mathis clip!

ToddyEnglish said...

Doh! Okay, I didn't read the entire exchange because I started cringing...lol.

Anyway, I love Judge Mathis to death. What a wonderful impromptu PSA about homophobia...lol. I like the part where he called ole boy "sistah girl" LMAO. Great to see a secure straight man have no problem with the kids!

And that horse guy is so FINE! I wonder if he has a horse...and I don't mean the one he was riding on in the old spice commercial honey.

Garçon Stupide said...

You and me both Toddy!

I don't think the Old Spice guy is hot at all - he's a bit of a plain Jane. But he's got a great voice and is amazing in that ad.

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