BE YOURSELF TONIGHT

THE NEWS
ACCORDING TO
GARÇON STUPIDE

• Unzipped.net - yes, the gay porn blog - interviews Megan Phelps-Roper. Yes, of the Westboro Baptist Church. It's not news - it's art!

Diesel Washington's boyfriend revealed!

• Roman Heart (left with
some other cuties) has been shooting Falcon's 200th feature.

• Or how about one
made from human skin?

• Coming soon:
.XXX.

• Fun with
sex fonts!

• Prime Minister Gordon Brown pledges to
stand with gay people until "justice was achieved".

Minister predicts Europe-wide gay marriage in a decade.

• Brown has also
spoken out against America's Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy.

• Meanwhile, David Cameron just
can't shake the Conservative's image as the party for wealthy white men. If it walks like a duck...

On the pitch and in the closet: The FA will not eliminate homophobia in football until it supports and empowers gay players to come out at grassroots level.

• Playing the race or sexuality card can lead to even more problems at work, but it can also have its benefits.

• The Spanish and queer theories professor killed earlier this month in London has been named as David Vilaseca (left).

• Second
known case of a gay soldier killed in action during current campaigns in the Middle East. "The partner of the deceased soldier wrote the unit to say how much the victim had loved the military; how they were the only family he had ever known," Congressman Jim Moran told the House of Representatives, reading a letter from an active soldier.

Memorial held for Henry Stuart Matis, a gay Mormon who committed suicide 10 years ago.

• A memorial is
planned for another fallen brother, Michael Sandy (right), who was murdered in 2007.

• Fabulis, Citibank's gay problem...

• ...that is,
until...

• Netherlands:
A priest's refusal to grant communion to a gay man has led to uproar in the Catholic south.

• Virgin airlines run a flight with
drag queen cabin crew (report contains video - if you can stomach the Australian voice-over).

• Australia: Marriage Equality (Amendment) Bill is
defeated.

• Stunning Google Earth photos of the "Boneyard" (right),
America's military cemetery where thousands of mothballed aircraft rest.

• Or how about the Cementerio de Trenes (
train graveyard) in Bolivia?

• So the University of Mississippi's is a white plantation owner. And they need to
vote on keeping it, or slinging it on the scrapheap. Hmm.

• The Big Picture: Afghanistan, February 2010, left and right
(43 pictures).

• In South Afrca, four white students
face court accused of humiliating black staff at their university. The Afrikaners, known as the "Reitz Four", made black staff "eat a stew apparently made from dog food and urine".

New Tokyo train barriers test passengers for explosives.

• Human behaviour
93 per cent predictable.

• Animal pictures of the week
(26 pictures).

• The
tallest dog in the world!

• World will be "
swamped by electronic waste". What, we're not already?

• Cheap HDMI cables
no different to expensive versions that cost as much as ten time more.

Why does music move us?

• Do you copy CDs onto your computer or
iPod? Go to jail, do not pass go and do not collect...

• Kid Cudi wants to be a musician,
not a celebrity. Ain't that refreshing.

• Gay character comes out in teen Brazilian soap Malhação. Made In Brazil has video.

• This week's
Gays of Our Lives: the latest clips, news and spoilers in the world of soaps and dramas featuring your favorite (and not so favorite) gay characters. Left, Greek.

• More than 100 idiotspeople
complained to the BBC about the killing of a dog in EastEnders this week. Thursday saw killer preacher Lucas Johnson (Don Gilet, left) drown son Jordan's pet dog.

• 30 years on from its debut, the
ten funniest ever Yes, Minister moments.

Off The Endz, right, starring Ashley Walters; reviews
here and here.

Yank!, right, review.

• Sculptures made from sticky tape.

• Taipei's haunted
UFO houses. Very cool.

• The temple
built 11,500 years ago — 7,000 years before the Great Pyramid.

• Lastly, the world's strongest boy...
Says MOC Blog: "There's absolutely nothing creepy about either his physical accomplishments at age five or that barren smile at the end of the clip."


• EARLIER EDITIONS OF THE NEWS ACCORDING TO GARÇON STUPIDE
APPEARED THIS WEEK. IN CASE YOU MISSED THEM, THEY'RE HERE AND HERE.

Issue 52 of The News According To Garçon Stupide
covers the period 22-26th February 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

Whenever I'm caught between two evils, I take the one I've never tried




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Pictures: Ed, lensed by Urban Shotz Photography. More here.

Title quote: "Whenever I'm caught between two evils, I take the one I've never tried." Mae West, American actress and comedienne, 1892-1980.

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THROUGHTHE
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What do they call it when you kill people?

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Pictures: Oraine Barrett, lensed by Ralph Mecke for French magazine Têtu. Via Rod 2.0.

Title quote: Dialogue, The Towering Inferno (1974).

TALES FROM THE MAGIC FOUNTAIN

THE NEWS
ACCORDING TO
GARÇON STUPIDE

• Hudson Taylor (left): The straight University of Maryland wrestling star who champions gay rights.

Vampire Weekend's Rostam Batmanglij (right):
"I'm gay."

• You can't keep a good manwoman down!

• For the first time, more Americans
don't think homosexuality is morally repugnant than do. Hooray!

Denied an apartment because they're gay.

• Miss Beverly Hills 2010 wishes to
remind the gays that the bible says we'll all be put to death!

• But wait! The City of Beverly Hills says there's
no such thing as Miss Beverly Hills! Shame...

• Puerto Rican judge
find probable cause to prosecute Juan José Martínez Matos for the murder of teenager Jorge Steven López Mercado.

Zombie Zealots Coming of Age: "America's religious fanatics are modeling their efforts on the success of radical Islamists in the Middle East, who reversed the trend of secularization in the region by hijacking education."

• San Francisco News
looks at how an "inept anti-Prop. 8 campaign fumbled what should have been a winning campaign".

• Karl and Michael are
getting married!

• Pennsylvania court
rejects 25-year-old legal precedent and rules that a parent's homosexual relationship cannot be used against the parent in determining child custody.

• Big ole
croc sucker.

• An
introduction to Denham Fouts, prostitute.

• The evolution of gay theatre: "A new breed of plays and musicals this season is presenting gay characters in love stories, replacing the direct political messages of 1980s and '90s shows like The Normal Heart and Angels in America with more personal appeals for social progress."

• Malawi: A judge has
refused to hear the case of Tiwonge Chimbalanga and Steven Monjeza. Their lawyer had appealed to the constitutional court, arguing that the law used against them violated their constitutional rights to privacy, belief and self-expression. The couple must now wait until March for a verdict in their criminal trial.

• A professor at an Indian University has been suspended for being gay.

• Australia's AIDS Council of NSW
warns of an increase in homophobic violence accompanying Sydney Mardi Gras (right, in 2007). On a happier note, remember Keith Loutit's stunning tilt-shift time-lapse film from last year's event?

• Complaints lodged with police against anti-gay remarks made by Singapore pastor.

Gay life in China is legal but remains hidden.

• Argentina: Alex Freyre and Jose Maria Bello (left) become the country's
second gay married couple.

Madrid gay couple buy a flat from the Pope.

Blow me!

• Gay British Pakistani Muslims:
Identity conflicts.

• What to do with a problem like Africa... Pro-gay artists and activists
to unite in London on 28th February in response to the continent's continuing political unrest.

• And now a
depressing tale of London's first, and oldest, gay pub. Bought by a chain and rebranded as a gastro-pub, it's corporate owners took steps to de-gay the pub, and ban "over-the-top" customers.

• If you play with fire... The gay businessman killed by the man he paid to fight him.

• Design for the new US embassy in London is
unveiled. It's to be built on a site "known for its gay clubs". Dezeen has a more extensive gallery of images.

• Bus
in distress.

CoverSpyLondon - what's the capital reading? Your correspondent is currently wrapped up in the utterly brilliant Finlater.

• The Big Picture: Recent scenes from Indonesia (36 pictures).

Was Darth Vadar Saddam Hussein's ultimate hero?

• Cristiano Ronaldo's
erection.

• AIDS:
Mass prescription of anti-retroviral drugs could eradicate the disease within 40 years.

• But The Guardian says, "We can't treat our way out of this epidemic".

• But
AIDS drugs haven't changed HIV risk with anal sex.

• Last weekend we
heard about PETA's Adopt, Don't Buy campaign. Kellan Lutz and his rescued mongrel are fronting the campaign.

• The mouse
with a human liver.

• Arachnophobes beware: this clip will make you scream.

• Bleeding
glacier.

• Those crazy Italians! They've only gone and
convicted three Google executives for privacy violations: "The Google Italy employees were accused of breaking Italian law by allowing the video of bullying of a teenager with Down's Syndrome to be posted on YouTube in 2006. Google removed the video within hours of being notified of its existence."

• Google
responds.

Another nail in the coffin for Internet Explorer.

• British Library: UK's web heritage
could be lost.

• 50 Cent plans to lose 65lbs
for his next film role as a high school football player stricken with cancer in Things Fall Apart.

• Poor old Whitney's having a
hard time of it in the outback - but who can blame her? It's not exactly civilised, is it?

• Remember that brilliant Old Spice ad from a
week or two back? Here's a behind-the-scenes look...


• Everyone knows that the police seen in soaps are pretty laughable cardboard cut-outs. A dyslexic primary school kid could do a better job writing (and usually, acting too) cops on soaps. The real life Feds seem to have finally clocked this too.

• A pretty decrepit Dalek from 1988's Remembrance of the Daleks sold for £20,000 ($US30,555) at
yesterday's auction of Doctor Who props. The Kandyman sold for a mere £1,920. Someone picked up a fire damaged Cleaner from 1987's Paradise Towers for £120. The full results are here.

• James Franco's student film The Feast of Stephen: a "
slow-motion collision of penises and basketball".

Coming soon: Die Hard 5.

• World's first cologne
just for us.

• MM Apartment (left)
by Japanese architects Nakae Architects and Ohno Japan. Incredible - you have to see what they've done inside!

• King Abdullah II House of Culture & Art
by Zaha Hadid.

• Christ almighty, would you look at the
state of it... It can only be model abuse.

• And finally, what kind of planet are we on?



Issue 51 of The News According To Garçon Stupide
covers the period 22-24th February 2010.


ka-os|theory is not responsible for the content of external websites.

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

© 2010
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